'Police State' series

Part 1 - Anatomy of the UK's political policing

The Guardian, April 17 1984
with Ian Black

In May 1982 the Prime Minister gave Parliament her view on the role which the Security Service should play in countering the threat of subversion by domestic political groups. In a White Paper on a security commission report, she said:
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Part 2 - the techniques of secret surveillance

The Guardian, April 18 1984
with Ian Black

1 Tapping phones, opening mail - Towrope and Phidias
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Part 3 - domestic targets of MI5 operations

The Guardian, April 19 1984
with Ian Black

1 Bending the guidelines to target UK activists

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