Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Alex Carlile co-owns a consultancy with an ex-MI6 chief

From the Guardian website this afternoon:
Lord Carlile, the former independent reviewer of terrorism legislation who this week mounted a spirited defence of the intelligence services, has received £400,000 from a private consultancy he co-owns with a former head of MI6. 
SC Strategy Ltd, the company that Carlile established with Sir John Scarlett, who ran MI6 from 2004 to 2009, is described as offering clients strategic advice on UK policy and regulation and has paid out dividends to the pair totalling £800,000 over the past three years, according to accounts filed with Companies House. 
On Monday, Carlile made a pointed intervention in the debate over the extent of powers enjoyed by the security and intelligence agencies in advance of the government’s publication of the draft investigatory powers bill on Wednesday.


James said...

Why is this totally illiberal nutter still in the LibDems but Jenny Tonge has been all but ostracised, bit odd really...

Phil Beesley said...

.. err Jenny Tonge is really obnoxious when you ask her about the "Jewish problem". She associates with random dirt bags.

And Alex Carlile? He is massively messed up too.

Personally, I'm happier to meet flawed humans than Lib Dem political stars.