Tuesday, October 02, 2007

The UK is toast

The British Security Service, popularly known as MI5, is the UK's security intelligence agency. MI5's website defines subversion -- active attempts to overthrow the British government -- as a "former threat":

The Security Service Act 1989... provides a definition of [subversion] by reference to actions that are "intended to overthrow or undermine parliamentary democracy by political, industrial or violent means". The concept of subversion, therefore, focuses on hostility to democratic processes.

Historically, Britain faced a real threat from subversive organisations seeking to undermine parliamentary democracy - and having the capability to do so - most notably during the Cold War. Indeed, some of these organisations and groups, which embraced both the extreme left wing (Communist, Trotskyist) and extreme right wing (Fascist), made no secret of their intentions and included those whose allegiance lay with countries hostile to the UK.

...Since the late 1980s, particularly following the end of the Cold War and the collapse of Soviet communism, the threat from subversion diminished and is now negligible. We do not currently investigate subversion.

That's odd.

Doesn't that contradict the many news reports asserting that the UK is at severe risk from militant Quakers who oppose all secular forms of government? And who want to overthrow the British government and enforce Quaria law?

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