Rachel — I’m going to have to start paying her royalties at this rate — has just posted on the possible background to Dame Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller’s resignation as Head of MI5, announced, for no immediately apparent reason, on that good day to bury bad Prime Ministers, last Thursday.
The speculation is that Dame Eliza is resigning in advance of what The Sunday Times describes as
detailed disclosures about its intelligence on Mohammad Sidique Khan and Shezhad Tanweer, the two leading bombers who killed 52 people. The Sunday Times and other media are prevented by court orders from making this evidence public.
The legal barriers to publishing this evidence, apparently to the effect that MI5 had detailed intelligence on the four men who launched the 7/7 attacks — including, apparently, the mobile phone number of Germaine Lindsey, who killed 26 people on Rachel’s train and injured 300 — but took their eye rather badly off the ball, will shortly be resolved. In the meantime, as Rachel suggests, Google has some interesting insights to offer about crevasses and operations.
tag: MI5, Eliza Manningham-Buller, July 7 Bombings