Quote of the day…

From Sue Cameron on today’s Notebook column in the FT on the media fuss about pictures of Sir John Sawers, prospective head of MI6,:

Yet one [intelligence insider] admitted to me that the secret world does love being secret, explaining: “It’s good for recruitment, it frightens the enemy and it’s good at Budget time. Nobody knows what we do – so they daren’t cut us.”

  • “Yet one admitted to me”

    How would Sue know she was speaking to one of them? Perhaps some bloke in a pub was pulling her leg 😉