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It's cool for Brit snoops to break the law, says secretive spy court. Just hold on while we pull off some legal jujitsu to let MI5 off the hook...

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It doesn't seem to be an official get-out-of-jail-free-card. It seems to be dependent on your superiors' goodwill.

So, if you ever do end up in Her Majesty's clandestine employ, I would suggest extensively practicing complimenting your bosses ties, consistently laughing at their jokes, and finding out which of them is into golf, tennis, squash or cards, and then repeatedly losing in a convincing manner, after a hard-fought competition.

If you ever publish your own spy memoirs after your now assuredly successful career, please remember to mention me in the book's dedication as one of the people who made it all possible.

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