drone for general use

A blessedly succinct blog by Cory Doctorow brings news of a report by QC Jemima Stratford.

qc jemima stratfordThe report concludes that UK participation in US drone strikes might well lead to individual UK intelligence operatives being charged as accessories to murder. MP Tom Watson, who sought this ‘opinion’ has sent copies to the parliamentary intelligence and security committee for their own hearings on surveillance and to all the members of the all-party parliamentary drone group, of which he is chair.

A significant extract:

drones legal opinon extract

Read the Stratford report here [PDF]