The influx of strange demos continues. This one consists of a wedge of cheese:
Closeup of the label
It came with a cardboard stiffener and a pink post it note, with some lines about beer.
Which brings us to:
Russian agents are as active in Britain now as at the height of the Cold War, senior Whitehall officials have said.
The sources told the BBC’s Frank Gardner there were more than 30 identified intelligence officers trying to get secrets by covert means.
Targets include military hardware, scientific know-how and technology, and inside tips on Westminster politics.
Businessmen who may have access to sensitive information are also of interest, as are Russian dissidents.
Such dissidents include Boris Berezovsky, friend of the murdered former KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko.
Sir Paul Lever, a former member of the Joint Intelligence Committee, said: “Russian espionage activity in Britain is very extensive.
“In scale it’s probably pretty much as it was at the height of the Cold War.”
“Russians fighting Russians is bad for Russia”.
I wish I could attribute that quote to Roman Abramovich, but it’s mine.
More on the demos; we received this VERY interesting one in the last seven days, from Ljubljana in Slovenia, which arrived with some patent application diagrams for a novel guitar pitch-bending arrangement (foot controlled) a CDR of movies featuring it and its inventor in action, a contract proposal and a nice letter. Yes, ‘nice’.
Excerpt from the patent application
“But what did it sound like?”, I hear you cry.
Like Brij Bhushan Kabra on Crystal Meth.