The UK’s obsession with the Russian bogeyman doesn’t stack up | Mary Dejevsky

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The head of MI5 has joined the security establishment’s anti-Putin onslaught. But his organisation agrees that Moscow is not the greatest threat

Today’s speech by the head of MI5, Andrew Parker, has been presented as a first – the first time the head of the UK’s domestic intelligence service has delivered a speech abroad, specifically at a conference of security heads in Berlin. But this is the only respect in which it is a first. It might as accurately be described as the latest in a series of public utterances by UK intelligence chiefs and top brass, which began last autumn and continued with the head of GCHQ addressing a cybersecurity conference in Manchester last month.

Related: MI5 chief: Kremlin is ‘chief protagonist’ in campaign to undermine west

The conclusion has to be that Russia is considered a ‘safe’, useful, and almost eternal enemy by the UK’s powers-that-be

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