Ian Fleming romance points up ambiguous attitude to spying

Why did Edward Snowden's revelations about state surveillance not rattle us? Fleming has the answer

Dominic Copper in Flemming
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WHY are the British so blasé about being spied on? When Edward Snowden spilled the beans about the wholesale surveillance of our digital lives, Germany erupted and we barely mustered a shrug.

The answer, or part of it, lies in programmes like Fleming, Sky Atlantic's new war-time drama about Ian Fleming, the creator of James Bond.

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