Jemima Khan, Henry Porter and William Sieghart invite you to:
Mass Surveillance The debate in Britain must not be silenced
Tickets via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects)
66 Portland Place
London W1B 1AD
Monday 4th November 2013
6.45pm to 9.00pm [N.B. it now looks to be starting at 6.30]
It would be better if some proponents / defenders of the current surveillance state were willing to try to justify the status quo in the light of the Edward Snowden revelations as these speakers are all very likely to agree with each other.
The proximity of this event to the BBC and the presence of some print / online media editors should ensure some media coverage.
Remember that there will be a Whitehall led "media handling" / spinning campaign in the run up to the potentially very dull Intelligence and Security Committee televised open evidence session with the heads of the the three UK intelligence agencies (invited print media only in the audience) on Thursday 7th November 2013. There needs to be media coverage which counters the likely spin.
The meeting location is opposite the Chinese Embassy . Will the nearby Met Police / MI5 surveillance teams now "accidentally" log all the meeting attendees' mobile phones & add their CCTV images to their political "extremist" databases ?
Hopefully any Spy Blog readers who do attend will leave their usual mobile phones at home and / or will have registered via a disposable, one time email alias.