1. The great British Brexit robbery: how our democracy was hijacked

    “The connectivity that is the heart of globalisation can be exploited by states with hostile intent to further their aims. […] The risks at stake are profound and represent a fundamental threat to our sovereignty.” Alex Younger, head of MI6, December, 2016 “It’s not MI6’s job to warn of internal threats. It was a very strange speech. Was it one branch of the intelligence services sending a shot across the bows of another? Or was it pointed at Theresa May’s government?

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    1. The goal is to capture every single aspect of every voter's information environment.
    2. The standard SCL/CA method is that you get a government contract from the ruling party. And this pays for the political work. So, it's often some bullshit health project that's just a cover for getting the minister re-elected. But in this case, our government contacts were with Trinidad's national security council.
    3. The plan put to the minister was Minority Report. It was pre-crime. And the fact that Cambridge Analytica is now working inside the Pentagon is, I think, absolutely terrifying.
    4. RM re-channeled and connected with Jamie McCauley from Robert Thomson News Corp office.
    5. AggregateIQ may not have belonged to the Mercers but they exist within his world.
    6. Cambridge Analytica did no paid or unpaid work for Leave.EU.
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