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A Margaret Hodge for the intelligence agencies

By Emran Mian  

Who said what to whom?

In a recent speech on privacy at the Royal United Services Institute, Nick Clegg said that in future he wants the Intelligence and Security Committee to be chaired by a member of the Opposition and to meet in public rather than in private.

What does it mean?

Select Committees have become stronger and bolder in the past few years, just look at Margaret Hodge who has gained a formidable reputation in her role as Chair of the Public Accounts Committee. The Deputy Prime Minister’s proposals are designed to make sure that the body that oversees…

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