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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 18 Aug. 2013
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This review is from: Undercover: The True Story of Britain's Secret Police (Kindle Edition)
This is a brilliant expose of an out of control and quite frankly amoral Special Branch unit. On the whole, the people they spied on appear to have been harmless: hippies, environmental campaigners, etc. Ok, so some animal rights people were dangerous, a few on the left perhaps, and the Nazis like Combat 18 (though the book barely touches on SDS or NPOIU officers who infiltrated the right). However, the vast majority of resources appear to have been spent on climate campaigners, vegans and suchlike. But the most shocking thing is the systematic way officers had long term relationships with female campaigners and fathered kids with them. The authors are very good at drawing out the similarities so that officers would routinely fake mental breakdowns or say they were on the run from the police before disappearing from these women's lives (and of course any kids they had fathered). So similar were the officer's methods of escaping from these relationships that it seems impossible to conclude that they were not instructed in how to do it. This book is important and definitely well worth a read.
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Initial post: 25 Feb 2015 09:32:45 GMT
This story goes back a long way. Back in the Sixties when I was a revolutionary dope-smoking radical university student, it was obvious that some of the people wth whom I came into contact were either police themselves or were spying on behalf of the police. And I know that the information they gathered at that time has followed me, over the years. They don't stop tracking you.
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