In the news – December 2016
1 December 2016
Professor Glees was interviewed about:
- the speech given by Alex Younger (‘C’ of MI6) warning about Russian activities as well as Daesh on BBC Radio Oxford.
- the very serious stand-off between president-elect Trump and the CIA, NSA and FBI over Russian interference in the US presidential election in November on BBC Radio Ulster.
- the tragedy in Berlin by Sky News.
- the cyber threat in respect of the hacking of one billion Yahoo accounts in 2013 on BBC Radio Ulster.
- Donald Trump and the American intelligence agencies for Sputnik Radio.
- whether Sajid Javid’s proposal (that we should swear allegiance to our democratic way of life in the UK) was a good or a bad idea on BBC Three Counties.
- ‘Hundreds of terrorists could be claiming benefits in Britain, expert fear’, The Telegraph, 6 December
- ‘Terreuraanslag gefinancierd met Britse huursubsidie’, De Volkskrant, 7 December
- ‘Ongelooflijk… Of eigenlijk toch niet: aanslagen Brussel betaald met Britse huursubsidie’, De Dagelijkse Standaard, 7 December
- ‘Aanslagen Brussel bekostigd met Britse huursubsidie’, De Morgen, 7 December
- ‘Wie die Flüchtlingsflut aus Gutmenschen Rassisten macht!’, Blasting News, 26 November
- ‘Merkel’s open borders blasted after horrifying Berlin attack’, Express, 20 December
- ‘Fury as hate preacher Anjem Choudary bills British taxpayers £100k for his legal defence’, Express, 19 December
On 1 December, at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Professor Glees discussed the future of British-German relations in the post-Brexit environment at a meeting of the Board of the British-German Forum (of which he is a member). Professor Glees also attended the Security Partner’s reception at Mischon-de Reya for lawyers involved with national security issues.
On 5 December, BUCSIS organised a day Colloquium at Prebend House to reflect on teaching and research into the UK’s security and intelligence policies. Generously funded by the British Society for Educational Studies it brought together many of the leading researchers in the field. Guests included Professor Bernard Silverman FRS, Chief Scientist at the Home Office, Professor Corneliu Bjola of the University of Oxford, Dr Rory Cormac of Nottingham University and Professor Phil Davies of Brunel University.