GCHQ urged to come clean about terrorist information
DETAILS of secret terrorist bases are being found by GCHQ staff to pass on to American bombers, it has been claimed.
Lord Macdonald, the former director of public prosecutions, believes there is "pretty compelling" evidence to suggest the Cheltenham-based Government listening post is passing information to the US to help locate targets for drone attacks.
Lord Macdonald is now demanding bosses at the base own up to their work in passing on the information to the Americans.
He said the British people had a right to know if the agency was helping American secret services find the al-Qaeda and Taliban targets in Pakistan.
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Pakistan has repeatedly protested over the unmanned attacks, claiming it is a "violation of its sovereignty and international law".
Lord Macdonald told The Times: "The evidence is pretty compelling that we are providing that kind of information to the Americans.
"The British people have a right to know about the policies being pursued by their Government. I've been to Pakistan and I have seen what drone strikes can do.
"Innocent people do get killed as a result of misplaced strikes. It is also succeeding in creating a new generation of people with huge resentment against the West, fuelling the kind of terrorism we are trying to fight.
"The fact this is one-sided, mechanised and robotic gives these strikes a particularly sinister dimension.
"It strikes me as difficult for the Government to sustain the position that they are not going to comment."
Earlier this year David Anderson, the independent reviewer of terrorism legislations, warned the Government faces a raft of civil cases over possible complicity.
A spokesman for GCHQ refused to be drawn on the issue.
He said: "In line with long- standing practice, GCHQ does not comment on intelligence matters."