LONDON – He’s the spy who came in from the beach.
Holiday snapshots and family details about the newly appointed head of Britain’s MI6 intelligence agency have been removed from a Facebook page after a newspaper told the government about them.
Pictures from the social networking Web site published in the Mail on Sunday newspaper show John Sawers posing with his children, wearing a Santa hat and playing Frisbee on a beach.
The paper said the information was posted by Sawers’ wife on her Facebook page. It included vacation photos, details about the couple’s three children and the location of their London home.
Shelley Sawers’ page has been removed from the site, although a cached page can still be viewed that shows a picture of the spy chief’s wife.
Some politicians called the details a security lapse — but others said they revealed nothing but a few mildly embarrassing domestic details.
“It’s not a state secret that he wears Speedo swimming trunks,” said Foreign Secretary David Miliband. “For goodness’ sake, let’s grow up.”
The White House is proposing what would amount to a second estate tax. The one we already have is bad enough.
American men have fewer friends than in decades past. We should dedicate time to fostering friendships. They provide an immediate and enduring reward.
As we experience the pandemic’s toll on the world, we can speculate about its implications for the Chinese regime.
Democrats are treating the infrastructure and reconciliation bills as linked, and so should Republicans and everybody else.
Senator Tom Cotton’s report on the service branch gets a lot right about the upper ranks, but the enlisted side remains in dire need of attention.
College Republican chapters all over the country claim they are being disenfranchised by a president seeking to consolidate power.
Also, governmental agencies and private entities that receive public funding cannot require proof of vaccination as a condition of receiving services.
‘We listen to the experts. This is a public-health situation; this is not about politics at all,’ a White House spokeswoman said.
Until Thursday, every appropriations bill to fund Medicaid included the Hyde amendment, which prohibits funding of abortion except in limited circumstances.
Don’t let the government dragoon Big Tech into censorship.
Disappointed with Democratic efforts to confront Beijing, congressional Republicans propose a comprehensive alternative.
Biden also announced that federal employees will be required to be vaccinated or face testing as well as mask and distancing rules.