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However, former director of public prosecutions Ken MacDonald warned that without much greater transparency, the security services was essentially “slipping into a Quentin Tarantino world or a Sopranos world where criminals involved in activity are constantly challenging each other to test their loyalty” – a world, he stressed, that does not reflect “how [undercover] activity works.”
In the bill text posted to the UK government website, the British people are reminded that covert agents have foiled “many” terrorist plots, helped “disrupt over 30 threats to life” and “safeguard over 200 people,” assisted in the removal of dozens of guns and thousands of tons of narcotics from the street, and prevented the loss of hundreds of millions of pounds in tax revenue.
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