The Secret Service

(Leftover post from Friday)

Found an official page of MI5 Myths, on their website:

We [MI5] are a civilian organisation and members of staff have no executive powers, such as the authority to detain or arrest people.  We are not a "secret police force."

So there you have it.  MI5 is not to be confused with the Secret Intelligence Service (sometimes called called MI6, who don't have a website I could find) or Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ).  MI5 don't assassinate people, or illegally eavesdrop communications, and they will hire people over 5ft 11.  The site also has a glossary that's quite useful.  Taxpayer's money at work.

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