The latest Chris Morris film "The Day Shall Come" has only just been released and is already attracting huge critical aclaim for what appears to be the exposing of real cases involving the US. We have been inundated with questions on the subject. Here we explain why we beleive these events simply could not have happened in the UK and also, some doubt over the claims made in the film.
This latest film following the other hugely successful and hilarious movie "The Four Lions" has prompted renewed speculation about the role of Intelligence and Law Enforcement Agencies in ensuring national security. Specifically it paints a bleak picture of the FBI and its involvement in various events involving the framing of individuals. We would advise some caution however. This is a film and is not 100% based on true events. Much of what may or may not have happened will have done so behind closed doors. That is not to say that Intelligence Services can be absolved of any guilt at all, of course not. Breakdowns occur in all organisations, however when it is one such as the FBI, it can have much more serious consequences. This should not detract from the fine work carried out diligently and with integrity by thousands of Intelligence and Law Enforcement employees. We are at a time where post 911 nerves are still raw and after any catastrophic event we often see extreme examples of human behaviour often fuelled by emotion. The systems however are there and designed to withstand these potential weaknesses. We are mindful of the fact that the public as a whole will all too easily have access to new about the ;failures' but given the nature of the business, they are not aware of the 'successes''. That is the cross to bear for many organisations such as the FBI. Clearly the net effect in these times is some deterioration in public confidence, but we would wager that for every one bad employee, there are a dozen good ones who are simply not heard of and whose stories will appear mundane and may not sell as many newspapers (for the "Millennials" that was something we had once).