By Paul Larkin
In April 2003, the Stevens file supplied the 1st reliable acknowledgement of collusion among loyalist armed teams and British protection forces within the murders of nationalists in Northern Ireland.Yet, as this booklet demonstrates, such collusion and linked conspiracies were a imperative characteristic of the British reaction to the clash in eire for greater than thirty years. That reaction, argues Paul Larkin, quantities to a Holy struggle, or Jihad, within the identify of Protestantism and the British monarchy. That conflict has been swathed in secrecy and denial, secure through notions of 'national safeguard' that pervade each nook of the felony method and the political institution - a really British Jihad.
Award profitable investigative journalist Paul Larkin made the 1st of many movies for highlight - BBC Northern Ireland's present affairs programme - in February 1989. It used to be concerning the homicide of Pat Finucane. when you consider that then Larkin has lined 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 examine for those movies was once the uncooked fabric for this publication. development on his previous investigations, Larkin provides a close and revealing account of many facets of Britain's 'dirty war'.
He presents a distinct perception into the hazards and political pressures dealing with reporters who dare to enquire the unsavoury relationships among the intelligence firms, politicians, the police, the British military and loyalism.
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A Very British Jihad by Paul Larkin