posted on May, 30 2011 @ 01:37 AM
Ok so a family member of mine has recently been cleared to work on a military project (in the UK) I have the name of the project, but dont want to say
its name because I am pretty sure this thread could be read and he could get in trouble. I would like to point out that he hasnt told me anything
specific and has not breached the official secrets act which he has had to sign.
So what a great thread this is going to be for you lot ey? Well I want to talk about the reason that I am so reluctant to post details. He (i'll say
that at least) has gone through several stages of security clearance costing thousands of pounds to the taxpayer. they told the truth and never lied
on any of these, Despite this he was brought into an interview and asked who lets call them so this post sakes 'Katey Martin' is? Now this is his
girlfriend, they are not engaged or have even discussed it, but they were very cross that he hadnt mentioned her in the mass of forms despite only
being asked 'martital status'. They knew where she lived, the fact that he stays with her very often and where they had been on holiday (which isnt
too hard to find out) but what struck me was how did they know that he stays at her place regularly?
Now she and her family had to be also checked and details submitted about them, which she was understandably very angry about as they were more or
less demanding the names and addresses/occupations etc of her family members.
I know that they must be thorough but considering when working at these places he is scanned all over for anything he may be hiding as well as weighed
so he cant even swallow anything I think its a bit over the top! Not to mention all his equipment is steralised in many places so not even a microbe
can be smuggled in to these locations.
I want to just point out how much money it must cost to do this. Officially the applications and vetting of the paperwork as well as the interview
costs the taxpayer £3000. Now thats a lot when there are a few hundred to a thousand people on site and thats just the start of it! It seems that the
foreign office are spending a stupid amount of money cheking everyones extended family tree when really this shouldnt matter if security is so tight.
Anyway If say he had a brother or nephew who was an anarchist, anti government type would that really mean that he was too?
Anyway I am sorry for the lack of detail but I dont want to risk getting him in trouble (not that he has told me anything specific about it) I just
want to be carefull since they seem to be so very meticulous. I wa wondering if anyone has experienced anything similar? I have been cleared to work
on army bases in the UK despite being arrested a couple of times before, although I have never been taken to court over any of these offences. I
thought that it was funny that I can work in these sensitive areas, but other companies before have turned me down for working in a warehouse. I also
once applied for an engineering apprenticeship at the Atomic Weapons site in Aldermarston and you must be psycologicalled evaluated before
interviewed aparently according to an employees son I know it is to ensure that you dont have any anti-government or anarchist sort of tendencies,
probably why I was never asked for an interview then