Does the NSA own GCHQ?

Ok, so a bit of hyperbole in the title to get you going…but the US government appears to be handing over huge sums of money to GCHQ – you have to ask, what are they getting in return?

If it was me, I’d want the keys to the safe!

So what is it, exactly, that we give to the USA in return…after reading many articles, it seems the answer has eluded and evaded close scrutiny.

Anyone can guess, but I’m betting GCHQ didn’t get £100m for new desks and an increase in their paperclip allowance.

At a time when Edward Snowden has alleged major infringements to civil liberty, by the NSA and just survived almost certain life imprisonment, I’m guessing that we just sold our security rights to the NSA?

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