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The name’s Gaffney… Dean Gaffney… licence to be an idiot spy

THE first rule about Spy Club is keeping your big, stupid mouth shut. However, have a particularly large and imbecilic gob, Dean Gaffney (pictured) missed the memo and has been telling everyone that he’s applied for a job at MI5.

Apparently, the thundering dimwit responded to an online advert for a Mobile Surveillance Officer with the secret service.

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Posted: 28th, November 2012 | In: Celebrities | Comments (2)

Hear the one about WWII remote controlled bomb-pigeons?

THE thing that really defines Britishness, is the man tinkering around in a shed, coming up with hare-brained ideas. And so, in that spirit, British secret services considered sending “radio-controlled pigeons” on sensitive missions after World War II, according to a diary from a top intelligence officer, which has just been released.

Guy Liddell, then deputy director general of MI5, was briefed on how the flight pattern of pigeons might be controlled by Captain James Caiger, who oversaw the Army’s pigeon loft. Yes really. Liddell believed it might be possible to control pigeons with electric beams. Seriously.

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Posted: 26th, October 2012 | In: Flashback, Technology | Comment

Is The Alleged Plot To Kill The Pope An MI5 PR Ploy?

SIX people have been arrested in London in an alleged plot to kill the Pope. On the same day on Johnathan Evans, Director General of the British Security Service, says the UK is under threat and it’s only a matter of time until Islamists strike, six men are arrested.

The six men are aged 26, 27, 29, 36, 40 and 50. They’ve been arrested under the Terrorism Act 2000, on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

The Mirror says they were going to blow up the Pope.

The Mail tells us:

Armed officers detained the men, all believed to be Muslims of North African origin, as they prepared to go on shift at a cleaning depot in Central London.

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Posted: 18th, September 2010 | In: Reviews | Comment