Spy Blog - London Diplomatic List archive


The Foreign and Commonwealth Office publishes the monthly London Diplomatic List of accredited Foreign Diplomats in the UK, some of whom will be Foreign Intelligence Agency staff (obviously there will be many more who are not operating under official diplomatic cover)

For no good reason, the FCO no longer keeps an online archive of previous versions of this List. Other countries, such as Canada, make their monthly list Diplomatic, Consular and Other Representatives in Canada available on request, even if they do not publish the full archive directly via one web page.

You may notice that the list of Consulate Generals outside of London has not been updated for over 2 years now.

In the United States of America, the State Department publishes their Diplomatic list Quarterly , but keeps archives of old list visible online

The Republic of Serbia also publishes their Diplomatic List in a similar format to that of the UK.

How are we supposed to obey the anti-money laundering, anti-terrorist financing and the various UN / EU / UK Financial Sanctions schemes which are meant to exert political/ diplomatic "pressure" on various evil governments, if even the names of their Diplomats / Spies publically expelled from London are kept secret ? These are exactly the people who are most likely to be acting as middlemen for the families and henchmen of corrupt dictators, either during their period of diplomatic cover, or afterwards.

Presumably mainstream international media organisation, freelance paparazzi photographers, specialist magazines serving the diplomatic community, UK and Foreign intelligence agencies, serious organised crime or terrorist gangs, know who these people are, so it is only the British public who are still being deliberately kept in ignorance by the Whitehall bureaucrats.

Here are some older versions of the London Diplomatic List, for comparison before and after a Diplomatic Expulsion from London, for the benefit of people who do not want their visits to appear in the FCO web server logfiles, or whose censored internet feed blocks them from accessing UK Government websites.