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Eliza Manningham-Buller: Security

Duration:
43 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 13 September 2011

The former Director-General of the Security Service (MI5), Eliza Manningham-Buller gives the second of her BBC Reith Lectures 2011. In this lecture called " Security" she argues that the security and intelligence services in a democracy have a good record of protecting and preserving freedom.

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  • READ THE TRANSCRIPT: SECURITY

    READ THE TRANSCRIPT: SECURITY

    Read the transcript of Eliza Manningham-Buller's second Reith Lecture, entitled 'Security', in which she debates the use of torture.

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    Former MI5 head: Torture is 'wrong and never justified'

    The use of torture is "wrong and never justified", the former head of the security service MI5 has insisted. Eliza Manningham-Buller said it should be "utterly rejected even when it may offer the prospect of saving lives".

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