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MI5 officers welcomed IRA 'supergrass' trial's collapse, agent claims

28 days ago   |   By The Guardian

Former informant suggests government may have encouraged judge to dismiss prosecutions British intelligence officers welcomed the collapse of one of the most notorious IRA “supergrass” trials of the Troubles, according to a former MI5 agent who suggests the government may have encouraged a senior judge to dismiss the prosecutions. Thatcher's Spy, the memoirs of Willie Carlin, who spent 11 years as an informant in the republican movement, contains claims about how the security service tried to redirect the Provisional IRA away from violence and down the road towards political engagement in...
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