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David Miliband, the British Foreign Secretary, today announced the expulsion of an Israeli diplomat for the use of forged UK passports in the killing of a terrorist in Dubai.

Eddie Meyer tried hard, on the Radio Four’s PM programme, to persuade Milliband to confirm that the UK intelligence community never uses forged passports from other countries. The Foreign Secretary stated that Britain lives up to its international and national legal and ethical obligations, but said that he could not comment specifically on an intelligence matter.

If the UK sends an intelligence agent to an unfriendly country, does the agent really travel on a British passport? Sounds foolhardy.

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