By Paul Larkin
In April 2003, the Stevens file supplied the 1st legit acknowledgement of collusion among loyalist armed teams and British defense forces within the murders of nationalists in Northern Ireland.Yet, as this booklet demonstrates, such collusion and linked conspiracies were a principal function of the British reaction to the clash in eire for greater than thirty years. That reaction, argues Paul Larkin, quantities to a Holy battle, or Jihad, within the identify of Protestantism and the British monarchy. That conflict has been swathed in secrecy and denial, secure by way of notions of 'national defense' that pervade each nook of the criminal procedure and the political institution - a really British Jihad.
Award profitable investigative journalist Paul Larkin made the 1st of many motion pictures for highlight - BBC Northern Ireland's present affairs programme - in February 1989. It was once concerning the homicide of Pat Finucane. on the grounds that then Larkin has coated different arguable killings, RUC cover-ups, the burgeoning illicit medicinal drugs exchange, the function of informers and brokers, and the infamous Portadown dependent Yatpack'. He went directly to produce a different research into the Dublin/Monaghan bombings for RTE.
The learn for those motion pictures used to be the uncooked fabric for this ebook. construction on his past investigations, Larkin provides a close and revealing account of many facets of Britain's 'dirty war'.
He offers a different perception into the risks and political pressures dealing with newshounds who dare to enquire the unsavoury relationships among the intelligence companies, politicians, the police, the British military and loyalism.
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A Very British Jihad by Paul Larkin