The Big Breach

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Responsibilities, old boy The Big Breach Richard Tomlinson Cutting Edge, Edinburgh, 2000, £9.99   I found it hard to ‘see’ this because so much of its contents have been published in the media. There have been some changes – names altered – since the newspaper versions; and I am told that the original hardback […]

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Spooks. Hollis. Tomlinson

[…] ‘an asset of SIS’. (I seem to remember that while a correspondent in Washington in the 1970s he had his phone tapped by the Nixon White House.) Tomlinson 1 The Richard Tomlinson affair has provided a number of insights. SIS officer Tomlinson was sacked – or, on some accounts, not retained after a 4 […]

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The thirteenth pillar – the death of Di reconsidered

[…] The Tunnel The crash occurred in an area where the chances of witnesses being present were minimised – a tunnel. According to the former MI6 officer, Richard Tomlinson, this is ‘…a perfect place for an assassination, with fewer witnesses. The Paris tunnel is also ideal because there are no crash rails along the central […]

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Getting it right: the security agencies in modern society

[…] what you are allowed to do…….. While the ISC were being invited to look at Mitrokhin and the way he was handled by MI6, messrs Shayler and Tomlinson, the two most important defectors from the British security agencies since Philby, were in exile in one case and in jail in the other. While Shayler […]

Web update

Thanks again to Terry Hanstock and David Turner for contributions. Although all URLs are checked shortly before publication, occasionally websites unaccountably disappear. Contributions, comments and info welcome – my email address is Secrecy, censorship FOI and released records Freedom of Information Draft Bill http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/foi/dfoibill.htm Link to the draft FOI Bill (May 1999) and FOI […]

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In camera injustice

[…] in my case – Bravo’s sentence of 11 years, and Parr’s of 10 years, were half the sentences given to me. In 1998, the ex-MI6 officer, Richard Tomlinson, said he saw an internal MI5 report, which concluded my case did not involve damaging secrets. Mr Tomlinson’s view was that MI5 had exaggerated the alleged […]

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The death of Diana: an update

[…] died. “The young woman has the best chance of coming out all right,” he had assured a friend.'(19) More on Henri Paul The former MI6 officer, Richard Tomlinson, commenting on the size of Henri Paul’s bank account, is convinced that he must have been in the employ of British intelligence. ‘French intelligence would never […]

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Web Update

[…] concerning MI5 malpractice; Shayler’s first statement from prison; his letters to MI5 chief Stephen Lander and to the Guardian; how to contact Shayler and Media Links. Richard Tomlinson http://www.inside-news.ch/shayler/!milosev.htm Inside News Press Agency’s recent dossier on UK Press Freedom, about British Intelligence Service whistleblowers and attempts by Blair’s administration to cover up accusations of […]

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The view from the bridge

[…] In particular there is the curious business of the Met team getting access to MI6’s data bases to research the various claims by former MI6 officer Richard Tomlinson that MI6 were involved. The nominated Operation Paget officers interviewed SIS personnel or examined databases and documentation for a total of 18 working days over a […]

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