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Matthew Hooton
I know this is early, but it seems to me the Director-General of Security should at least offer her resignation to the Prime Minister, even if it probably shouldn't be accepted today. This is a disastrous & inexcusable failure by the intelligence services.
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POLITIK Mar 15
FFS we donโ€™t know enough about this yet.
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๐Ÿ…ผ๐Ÿ…ธ๐Ÿ…บ๐Ÿ…ด 'Knuckledragger' RYAN Mar 15
What would you like them to do? Spy on everyone?
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Matthew Hooton Mar 15
I understand your point but I like the Peter Carington and John Nott example from 1982.
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Matthew Hooton Mar 15
And even if it is rejected for operational reasons like John Nott after the Falklands invasion in 1982
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Matthew Hooton Mar 15
Yes, roughly speaking.
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Fran O'Sullivan Mar 15
Replying to @MatthewHootonNZ
FFS - stick to philosophy.
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Matthew Hooton Mar 15
Replying to @FranOSullivan
I understand your perspective but I like the Peter Carington and John Nott example from 1982.
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joel steedman Mar 15
Replying to @MatthewHootonNZ
I hope there are better solutions to all of this than someone offering a resignation.
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thefactsmith Mar 15
Replying to @MatthewHootonNZ
Yes it's early, and a completely out-of-the-blue attack by someone who has shown zero warning signs is basically impossible to anticipate or prevent. What would a resignation achieve?
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Matthew Hooton Mar 15
Replying to @thefactsmith
Nothing. And the PM shouldn't accept it, just as Thatcher refused to accept Nott's offer in 1982 after the Falklands invasion. But it would be a symbol.
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Matthew Hooton Mar 15
Replying to @JoelSteedman
the resignation offer is not a solution. it's just what I think should happen when 49 people are killed in a terrorist attack but I'm not saying its a major priority right now.
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Merv Robertson Mar 15
Replying to @MatthewHootonNZ
We wear the same political colours Matthew but I believe this comment crosses a line in some big way. Let's leave apportioning of blame until much further down the track when info is laid before us.
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Matthew Hooton Mar 15
Replying to @MervRobertson
Yep, I can see why people disagree with me on this and that's fine.
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