‘GCHQ meets Miss Jean Brodie’

‘Give me a child at an impressionable age’ intoned Miss Jean Brodie. She also had a penchant for turning some of her pupils into spies Seems ‘The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie’ must be required reading in the upper echelons of the British spooks creepy lair at Cheltenham!

It turns out that GCHQ are up to no good with impressionable young minds:

“GCHQ, the UK’s largest intelligence agency, is secretively promoting arms companies involved in war crimes to British school children, apparently without the informed consent of parents, it can be revealed.

“Declassified UK can reveal that a secretive GCHQ programme is allowing officials from British and American arms companies involved in human rights abuses against children overseas to enter dozens of UK schools and recruit children for “work placement opportunities”.

“The UK’s largest arms exporter, BAE Systems, is being facilitated to offer careers advice and workshops to children aged 9-12 years old.

“In some cases, pre-teenage and teenage children are being taught by arms company staff how to build drones and “sniff” on their classmates’ internet connections.

“The programme, known as the Cyber Schools Hub (CSH) or CyberFirst, is operating in over 40 schools and gives GCHQ access to British children as young as four for activities promoting so-called “cyber security”. The UK government plans to roll out the programme nationwide. Programme literature shows that GCHQ is aggressively pushing for arms companies to enter schools.”

Just to make it more intriguing ‘our old mates’ Raytheon and BAE (of Yemen infamy) get a walk on part.

It seems not even the classroom is safe from the military industrial complex.

Here’s the link:

https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/…/2020-06-03-revealed-har…/…

Bernard Moffatt

Assistant General Secretary Celtic League (21st June 2020)

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