Theresa May: End the Charade and come clean with the British public on MI5 crimes

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a game in which players guess a word or phrase from an acted clue

an absurd pretence intended to create a pleasant or respectable appearance

In "Charade", an art project by David Birkin, actors and artists – including Benedict Cumberbatch, Rebecca Hall, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Trevor Paglen, Peter Kennard, and Martha Rosler – mime the crimes that British spies may be authorised to commit in our name. Video edited by Trevor Tweeten.

You can watch the full 8 minute video on David Birkin's website.

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What we allow to be done in our name says a lot about the society we live in.

When what’s being done in our name is kept secret, it says a lot about the government we live under.

REVEALED: A secret policy has been in operation since the 1990s without any of us knowing. It appears to authorise MI5 agents to commit serious crimes on British soil.

Could these crimes include state-sanctioned murder, torture or sexual assault? Until the policy is published, we’re all left guessing.

Theresa May: End the Charade and publish the MI5 crimes policy so we can know what’s being done in our name.

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