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Leon Brittan, Special Branch and the creation of a surveillance state

Originally posted on Desiring Progress:
An article in today’s Mirror by Don Hale, former journalist and confidante of the late Labour politician Barbara Castle, claims that Leon Brittan, when Home Secretary, treated Special Branch as his own personal ‘Gestapo’, which would monitor…

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Colin Tucker, Steward to Fiona Woolf, Fettesgate and the Scottish ‘Magic Circle’ Affair, and Wider Networks – Part 2

Originally posted on Desiring Progress:
[Continued from Part 1] The Herald, February 21st, 1996James Mckillop, ‘Journalist receives Fettesgate apology’SCOTTISH journalist and broadcaster Duncan Campbell has broken new ground by winning an apology from the Broadcasting Complaints Commission over a Channel…

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Peter Righton – His Activities up until the early 1980s

Originally posted on Desiring Progress:
[Updated: I am immensely grateful to Peter McKelvie, Liz Davies, Martin Walkerdine and @Snowfaked (on Twitter) for providing extra information which has helped to fill in gaps in my earlier account] I do intend at…

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Paul Foot on Kincora Boys’ Home, and Recent Kincora Articles

Originally posted on Desiring Progress:
Many voices have been raised in the midst of the plans for an abuse inquiry rightly insisting that the many unanswered questions about the dreadful abuse scandal at the Kincora Boys’ Home in Belfast should…

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