Saturday, November 7, 2009

Back in action

I spent the last two days closeted with spooks and ex-spooks at a conference that celebrated either the 100th or the 424th anniversary of this country's security services. A lot of fun was had by one and all but, alas, my attempts to get recruited failed. So, I shall be back in action as blogger and editor of Conservative History Journal this week-end.


  1. In 1909, Britain's first Intelligence Service was created by Mansfield Cummings. He was a navy commander who had an indistinguished naval career. It remains a mystery to this day as to why he was chosen. However, the set the ball rolling for one of the most professional (despite what the British MSM may portray) intelligence services in the world.

  2. Give or take a history of extensive Communist penetration.