SNP outlines plans for own spy network
The Scottish Government plans to set up its own secret service if its wins the independence vote next year.
Nicola Sturgeon claimed the country could afford the “billions of pounds” necessary to set up its own spy and intelligence gathering network.
The deputy first minister told the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee in Edinburgh yesterday she envisaged Scotland having its own domestic intelligence agency siting alongside the police service, and working closely with UK agencies such as MI5 and MI6.
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