I recently stumbled upon this blog by Richard Tomlinson, formerly a covert operative of the MI6 (the British equivalent of the CIA, and yes, the agency that James Bond is supposed to be working for).
Apparently, Tomlinson had been in legal disputes with the MI6 after the latter had fired him supposedly without explanation. Tomlinson tried to take the issue to an employment tribunal, but was blocked by virtue of the Official Secrets Act. MI6 eventually had him jailed in maximum security for a year after he drafted an autobiography supposedly detailing state secrets.
So I set out to leave the UK to publish my autobiography. This got them even more pompous and self-important! They spent the next seven years and loadsamoney in British tax-payers money chasing me around France, New Zealand, USA, Switzerland, Germany and Italy. All of this only stopped when I finally succeeded in publishing my autobiography – “The Big Breach”. Once my book was published, they could no longer convince gullible judges, politicians and police forces that I was “a threat to national security”. Everybody could read the truth – and suddenly they could no longer persecute me.
I understand the implications of a former operative’s publishing a book–and a blog–containing intofrmation with potential national security issues. However, one shouldn’t probably expect anything too high-level. Still, this blog should be an interesting read.