Appendix 7 John Colin Wallace 1968-76

[…] 1416. Staff Officer (Information Policy) Ulster Defence Regiment. Head of Production Services (cover title for Senior Information Officer, PSYOPS) Army HQ, Northern Ireland. The trial of Colin Wallace by Captain Fred Holroyd In March 1981 at Lewes Crown Court, Colin Wallace was convicted of the manslaughter of 29-year-old Brighton antiques dealer, Jonathan Lewis. During […]

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The Ulster Citizen Army smear

[…] tiny that none of the general accounts I have looked at even mention it. But the UCA lingers on: it is currently being used to smear Colin Wallace. What was the UCA? On this there is no agreement. Some journalists who were in Northern Ireland at the time remain convinced that it was nothing […]

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Where’s Ware?

[…] we knew were wrong, but for which he had never had to apologise or make a public correction. In the first section I return to the Colin Wallace saga. In the second Simon Matthews discusses two Ware programmes on local government in London. Robin Ramsay Ware on Wallace I became aware of John Ware […]

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Wallace on Pincher on Wallace

[…] Pincher, as a man of the political right, by 1987 he was being quoted by people like us against MI5, in support of the allegations of Colin Wallace. Pincher has attempted to solve this dilemma by retracting his pre-1987 claims about MI5 plots against Wilson. He began this in his The Spycatcher Affair:a Web […]

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The state in politics: Wallace, Holroyd and Lobster

The state in politics: Wallace, Holroyd and Lobster Colin Wallace’s 1980 conviction for the manslaughter of Jonathan Lewis was quashed on 9 October 1996. Considering the size of the political iceberg beneath that little tip, with the notable exceptions of the Guardian and Channel Four News, the response of the media on mainland UK […]

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The smearing of Colin Wallace

[…] the BBC embargo on the subject was lifted a couple of months ago. Like all the other journalists interested in this story, Ware went to see Colin Wallace, eventually spending four days going through Wallace’s biography, his allegations, and photocopying some of his documents. Then three things happened. First, the little group of journalists […]

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Friends of the British Secret State

[…] government’s campaign against the Archbishop. (Sunday Express 24th April 1988). And it was Kemp who was among the first to spread the Ulster Citizens’ Army smear against Wallace. (See Lobster 14). Reproduced here is one of Kemp’s from Sunday Express 15th May 1988 – a gem even by the standards of Northern Ireland. Wallace […]

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Smearing Wallace and Holroyd

This continues where Lobster 14‘s reprint of the piece from Tribune stopped. It was unfortunate that the debate over the status of Colin Wallace and his allegations really got going just as Lobster 14 went to the printer. Below is what followed. 27th August 1987. Colin Wallace letter in response to the John Ware […]

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The View From MI5

Colin Wallace and ‘Clockwork Orange 2’ In 1974, while working for the British Army’s Northern Ireland psy-ops unit, Information Policy, Wallace was asked (told) by an MI5 officer to work on a psy-ops project, ‘Clockwork Orange 2’. Wallace’s job spec. for CO2 was to produce a document, a first-hand narrative, apparently written by a […]

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Wallace etc

[…] this would have been IRD; and the techniques (if that isn’t too grand a word) on display in this paragraph were used by Information Policy unit. ‘The Wallace Affair’ The IRD officer who trained and directed the Information Policy unit for its first year and a bit, Hugh Mooney, and the erstwhile heads of […]

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