British Security Service Infiltration, the Integrity Initiative and the Institute for Statecraft 617


The British state can maintain its spies’ cover stories for centuries. Look up Eldred Pottinger, who for 180 years appears in scores of British history books – right up to and including William Dalrymple’s Return of the King – as a British officer who chanced to be passing Herat on holiday when it came under siege from a partly Russian-officered Persian army, and helped to organise the defences. In researching Sikunder Burnes, I discovered and published from the British Library incontrovertible and detailed documentary evidence that Pottinger’s entire journey was under the direct instructions of, and reporting to, British spymaster Alexander Burnes. The first historian to publish the untrue “holiday” cover story, Sir John Kaye, knew both Burnes and Pottinger and undoubtedly knew he was publishing lying propaganda. Every other British historian of the First Afghan War (except me and latterly Farrukh Husain) has just followed Kaye’s official propaganda.

Some things don’t change. I was irresistibly reminded of Eldred Pottinger just passing Herat on holiday, when I learnt how highly improbable left wing firebrand Simon Bracey-Lane just happened to be on holiday in the United States with available cash to fund himself, when he stumbled into the Bernie Sanders campaign.

Recent university graduate Simon Bracey-Lane took it even further. Originally from Wimbledon in London, he was inspired to rejoin the Labour party in September when Corbyn was elected leader. But by that point, he was already in the US on holiday. So he joined the Sanders campaign, and never left.
“I had two weeks left and some money left, so I thought, Fuck it, I’ll make some calls for Bernie Sanders,” he explains. “I just sort of knew Des Moines was the place, so I just turned up at their HQ, started making phone calls, and then became a fully fledged field organiser.”

It is, to say the least, very interesting indeed that just a year later the left wing, “Corbyn and Sanders supporting” Bracey-Lane is hosting a very right wing event, “Cold War Then and Now”, for the shadowy neo-con Institute for Statecraft, at which an entirely unbalanced panel of British military, NATO and Ukrainian nationalists extolled the virtues of re-arming against Russia.

Nor would it seem likely that Bracey-Lane would be involved with the Integrity Initiative. Even the mainstream media has been forced to give a few paragraphs to the outrageous Integrity Initiative, under which the MOD-sponsored Institute for Statecraft has been given millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money by the FCO to spread covert disinformation and propaganda, particularly against Russia and the anti-war movement. Activities include twitter and facebook trolling and secretly paying journalists in “clusters of influence” around Europe. Anonymous helpfully leaked the Institute’s internal documents. Some of the Integrity Initiative’s thus exposed alleged covert agents, like David Aaronovitch, have denied any involvement despite their appearance in the documents, and others like Dan Kaszeta the US “novichok expert”, have cheerfully admitted it.

The mainstream media have tracked down the HQ of the “Institute for Statecraft” to a derelict mill near Auchtermuchty. It is owned by one of the company directors, Daniel Lafayeedney, formerly of D Squadron 23rd SAS Regiment and later of Military Intelligence (and incidentally born the rather more prosaic Daniel Edney).

By sleuthing the company records of this “Scottish charity”, and a couple of phone calls, I discovered that the actual location of the Institute for Statecraft is the basement of 2 Temple Place, London. This is not just any basement – it is the basement of the former London mansion of William Waldorf Astor, an astonishing building. It is, in short, possibly the most expensive basement in London.

Which is interesting because the accounts of the Institute for Statecraft claim it has no permanent staff and show nothing for rent, utilities or office expenses. In fact, I understand the rent is paid by the Ministry of Defence.

Having been told where the Institute for Statecraft skulk, I tipped off journalist Kit Klarenberg of Sputnik Radio to go and physically check it out. Kit did so and was aggressively ejected by that well-known Corbyn and Sanders supporter, Simon Bracey-Lane. It does seem somewhat strange that our left wing hero is deeply embedded in an organisation that launches troll attacks on Jeremy Corbyn.

I have a great deal more to tell you about Mr Edney and his organisation next week, and the extraordinary covert disinformation war the British government wages online, attacking British citizens using British taxpayers’ money. Please note in the interim I am not even a smidgeon suicidal, and going to be very, very careful crossing the road and am not intending any walks in the hills.

I am not alleging Mr Bracey-Lane is an intelligence service operative who previously infiltrated the Labour Party and the Sanders campaign. He may just be a young man of unusually heterodox and vacillating political opinions. He may be an undercover reporter for the Canary infiltrating the Institute for Statecraft. All these things are possible, and I have no firm information.

But one of the activities the Integrity Initiative sponsors happens to be the use of online trolls to ridicule the idea that the British security services ever carry out any kind of infiltration, false flag or agent provocateur operations, despite the fact that we even have repeated court judgements against undercover infiltration officers getting female activists pregnant. The Integrity Initiative offers us a glimpse into the very dirty world of surveillance and official disinformation. If we actually had a free media, it would be the biggest story of the day.

As the Establishment feels its grip slipping, as people wake up to the appalling economic exploitation by the few that underlies the very foundations of modern western society, expect the methods used by the security services to become even dirtier. You can bank on continued ramping up of Russophobia to supply “the enemy”. As both Scottish Independence and Jeremy Corbyn are viewed as real threats by the British Establishment, you can anticipate every possible kind of dirty trick in the next couple of years, with increasing frequency and audacity.


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  • Republicofscotland

    A very interesting article Craig, but do be careful, remember you need to run for office in a future independent Scotland. Keep your gloves on when touching door handles.

  • Kit R A Klarenberg

    Thanks so much for the mention Craig – and for providing me with the info in the first place. There’s a lot more doors to be figuratively kicked in before even the vaguest insinuations of this project’s full dimensions start to take shape.

      • Kit R A Klarenberg

        Thank you very much! Very kind of you to say.

        I’d like to assure all readers I likewise am not even a smidgeon suicidal, not planning any walks in the woods or hills, and will be even more careful crossing the road than even the estimable Craig Murray.

        • Tatyana

          OMG! Does it really happen just now?
          You are heroes Mr. Murray, Mr. Klarenberg!
          Please, be twice and thrice and seven more times careful.
          —-
          Sharing this post on my social media

        • Jack

          Thank you for your work! In a normal world that exposure would get you prizes and would be on the front page all over.

          It is strange – or perhaps telling when alledged russian troll farms get all publicity 24/7 but when a UK state funded trollfarm, where we even know where they sit physically – doesnt get any exposure at all. This shows the world how much western “democracies” care about freedom of speech and so on. Simply heinous behavior by western media that silence this!

        • Tom Welsh

          If invited to meetings with any government “whistleblowers”, I recommend taking along a brace of lawyers and a squad of the world-famous Sputnik Spetsnaz.

    • Node

      Great article, Kit. Referring to the derelict building which the Institute for Statecraft has registered as its principal office, you state “providing false information to the Scottish Charity Regulator is illegal.” However the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) says on page 16 :

      2.1 … Your charity must give us the information we need to keep the Scottish Charity Register accurate and up to date.
      This means making sure that we hold the latest information about your charity:
      *The name of the charity.
      *The principal office or the name and address of one of the charity trustees.
      *The charity’s purposes

      I wonder if the Institute for Statecraft have kept within the letter of the charity’s law by supplying “the name and address of one of the charity trustees” instead. I don’t know how to check, but perhaps you do.

      • Sharp Ears

        The chairman of the Scottish Charity Regulator is Graham Forbes, a Scottish Episcopalian priest.
        https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Office_of_the_Scottish_Charity_Regulator

        That is so different to the ex chairman of the Charity Commission, the English equivalent. He was Sir William Shawcross, son of the late Hartley Shawcross QC. Wm Shawcross is a supporter of Zionist Israel and gave special treatment to the trustees of the charity, Community Security Trust by granting them anonymity! The CST receives training from the Met and funding from the British government. A private police force. More exceptionalism and the encouragement for divisiveness in our society.
        https://cst.org.uk/

        I see that there is a Scottish Charity of the same name.

      • Paul Barbara

        @ Node December 13, 2018 at 18:20
        They must have lied about ‘*The charity’s purposes’.

      • Tom Welsh

        As I point out from time to time, the US and UK legal systems (and some others) require a prosecutor to bring charges before any criminal trial can be set in motion.

        This is a critical safety measure for the powers that be. If a case occurs – like the murder of Jean-Charles de Menezes – that they don’t want to be tried in court, all that is necessary is for a suitable political appointee to declare that it is “not in the public interest”.

        And thus easily, the criminal law is told to mind its own business.

    • Christopher Dale Rogers

      Kit,

      Just keep banging away at this and ignore all the anti-RT stuff. Regrettably, Its about the only place you can get any decent news about the UK, the rest being propaganda and Tokenism. And do share the LinkedIn stuff as this young fellow who turfed you out the door sounds most sinister.

  • Nick

    Long ago, when I studied history in a modest manner, I at least had the luxury of being told to think for myself. We were taught to look at our sources in the light that they were never objective and, frequently, purposely not so. I remember when the Vikings turned from pillagers and rapists to explorers and traders, because, well, Bede would say that, he just happened to be at the sharp end of it all.

    We were even taught that Alfred in translating so many Latin texts into the vernacular, did not do so out of altruism.

    These days appear to be long gone, Like actual journalism. Who do we trust?

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  • Kit R A Klarenberg

    To Pottinger and Simon, we can add James le Mesurier, private security specialist, former military intelligence officer and founder of the White Helmets. He serendipitously just so happened to be in holidaying in Istanbul in March 2013, and just cared so much about refugees from Syria compelled to help civilians in Syria after hearing harrowing stories of devastation from refugees who’d fled across the border.

    Vanessa Beeley said to me:

    “Given his background, I refuse to believe his presence in Turkey was coincidental, or his founding of the White Helmets spontaneous. It happened when the Syrian civil war was turning in Assad’s favor, and the international push for regime change was running out of steam. The ease with which he secured significant subsidy from foreign powers is interesting to say the least.”

    • mark golding

      James le Mesurier the uncaring, Yes, to capture the advantage and superiority in Syria the spotlight is focused to expose Russian atrocities, real or unreal, in Syria. It appears having decided the fragility of attacks directly towards Russia, the White Helmets, according to a mercenary, One-Leg John, are the troops or ‘boots on the ground’ in receipt of satellite derived intelligence and sat phone directives from JIO Whitehall that it uses to prepare and implement false-flag attacks constructed to produce drama production and theatre that includes such loss and hurt to Syrian babies, children and old folk that it manufactures a tsunami of woe in a wide-eyed world; certainly suitable material for the Prostitute for Statecraft!

      I call it the .’Mesurier brief’ and it comes with a bonus payment.

      • mark golding

        Without doubt the Monday morning brief to the Prostitute of Statecraft is to formulate a number of scenarios(yellow vests) that vilify and belittle Russia. These will then be used to trigger OFCOM probes and together with unverified public complaints, be used to revoke any Russian owned broadcaster in the UK. Without doubt.

  • pete

    I suppose I must be naive, it is always difficult to believe in the duplicity of individuals, so this example of the behaviour of Simon Bracey-Lane leaves me astonished, not for the first time in reading your blog Craig. I feel apprehensive about what you might tell us next about him and his cohorts.
    In other news I see Maria Butina has copped a plea, presumably to avoid a harsher sentence:
    https://boingboing.net/2018/12/13/butina-flipped.html

    • George C

      Maria Butina did indeed go for a plea deal. This is interpreted as proof of guilt by the US media. I see it is an attempt to get out of jail. How many people will act differently in her situation?

    • Isa

      Her plea was to failing to sign as as foreign agent ( which in today’s USA means you’re from a foreign unilaterally designated hostile country ). A travesty of the justice system by the hollow guardian and NYT heroe that war criminal facilitator muller has become . For this you get isolation confinement for 22 hours per day . Any other state would be sitting in den Hague.

      • Phill

        “Her plea was to failing to sign as as foreign agent ( which in today’s USA means you’re from a foreign unilaterally designated hostile country ).”

        Sorry, but I believe that is incorrect. In this instance a “foreign agent” means you are a lobbyist for a foreign government. It doesn’t matter if you are foreign or if the government in question is hostile or not. This was one of the charges brought to Flynn (Turkey) Manafort (Ukraine) and Podesta (again, Ukraine).

        • Tom Welsh

          Thank goodness there are absolutely no “foreign agents” in either the USA or the UK who are lobbyists for Israel (without any formal declaration).

          And of course it is utterly inconceivable that there would be any “foreign agents” acting on behalf of the US government anywhere in the world.

  • Trowbridge H. Ford

    Don;t see how the security services can get any dirtier, given what they have done over the last two centuries.

    • Paul Barbara

      @ Trowbridge H. Ford December 13, 2018 at 18:05
      Maybe not dirtier, but certainly more blatant (Gitmo, Abu Ghraib, Bagram, Extraordinary Rendition’, hands-on instead of the ‘School of the Americas’ training others, though that still continues as well, under a different name).

    • J

      I noticed Benn priming the debate with a little ‘Russia blaming’ echoing Cadwalladr’s comments last week. From this question I think we can see the line of defence being trailed.

      Hilary Benn (Leeds Central) (Lab)

      “The Minister said that the Institute for Statecraft was hacked several weeks ago. Will he clarify for the House whether that hacking extended to the Twitter account of the integrity initiative, which has been retweeting articles that are undoubtedly critical of my right hon. Friend the Leader of the Opposition, and the Opposition’s policy?”

      • Isa

        Cadwalladr sounds precisely like William Browder on her twitter posts since the integrity initiative story broke. It’s now quite clear; it all makes sense.

      • Shatnersrug

        Giving the multi-tweet rubbish Cadwalladr has been spewing out I started to think she might in fact be a malfunctioning computer you might see in an old Star Trek episode.

        It’s fascinating to see the two sides of the establishment clashing, the globalists vs the nationalists. Of course the only people they fear more than each other is us, which is why we’re kept drenched in bullshit. They will eventually decide a world war is on the agenda, seeing as it’s the quickest way to prevent a people’s uprising.

  • N_

    And today, we have “Prevent”, and the yellow media congratulating the government on the number of “Prevent referrals”, in other words reports made to the secret police by officials of various kinds in the public and private sectors.

    Oh wait. It’s not reports to the secret police. It’s “referrals” to “Prevent” in order to help “vulnerable people” from being “drawn into terrorism” and to “support” them in “turning their lives around. Doubtless it’s all about that “working with” the target, and also very probably about “going forward”.

    So every dirty little schoolteacher, bank manager, university lecturer and local government officer who has contacted the secret police about somebody can pat himself on the back and gain energy for competing with the berk sitting beside him in filing even more reports next month. Bravo!

    • Sharp Ears

      Remember the little boy who was reported when he mistook ‘terrorist’ for ‘terraced’ when describing his house.

      No wonder there are so few police dealing with real crime. They are all rounding up terrrrists. Here the elderly are bring burgled when in their own homes. Last week locally, a lady aged 81 was brought down to the floor by two men who broke in. Diggers are bring stolen to break down buildings containing cash machines. And of course there is the well reported knife crime and resultsnt deaths in the cities plus the moped gangs stealing from pedestrians.

  • N_

    (W)e even have repeated court judgements against undercover infiltration officers getting female activists pregnant
    I always knew the British secret police of all stripes were a bunch of utter fuckers, but getting male activists pregnant is surely beyond even them!

  • Desmond Peters

    Some of the names popping up on the Integrity Initiative list read like a Who’s Who of the worst propagandists pumping out disinformation on the Ukrainian and Syrian wars (both NATO orchestrated overthrows by the way), namely Ben Nimmo of the Atlantic Council’s DFR Labs who recently incorrectly labeled a concerned UK citizen as a Russian bot, Scott Lucas of EAWorldview which is one of the lead disinformation outlets and protectors of the White Helmets who are terrorists posing as child rescuers, Simon Ostrovsky of Vice News who drove around with Ukrainian Nazis for 7 months before deciding to finally, insignificantly report on such maters, OzKaterji, also of Vice News, who smiled alongside armed child soldiers in Libya, supports the terrorist infiltrated FSA and Antifa, and has aggressively gone after Jeremy Corbyn in the UK, plus there is Eliot Higgins of Bellingat who is a lead Atlantic Council paid propagandist involved in blaming the Assad led Syrian government for barrel bombs and chemical attacks, and lets not forget he is also a main player in the supposed ‘investigation’ of MH-17. Alas, the wolves run in packs and the Orwellian named Integrity Initiative makes it clear that they have no problem misrepresenting the truth.

    • mark golding

      Well said Desmond – Thankfully I got the plan very early for Syria from those ‘Hereford’ specialist security companies recruiting ‘trainers’ in Syria at £400/day + expenses. Hmm Atlantic Council – do you remember W.D.& H.O. Wills on grandad’s fags? Mr Wills or Baron Dulverton is the interface to the Peerage and shadow administration or ‘Deep State’ to the conspirators for anything Atlantic Council or NATO envelope.

  • Ruth

    One thing that is very noticeable over the last year is the shutting down of readers’ comment sections. In the Guardian there are no comments after articles that might incite ‘unorthodox’ submissions. The Independent used to run comments under most of its articles and participation was good though sometimes if one stuck up for Russia’s stance there could be rather sinister replies. Now there are very few comments and I think like me many readers have been blocked after being flagged up at random. The paper has said that I can reregister but everytime I try an error comes up on the page. I suspect that I and others are deliberately being blocked but not by the paper.

    • Trowbridge H. Ford

      That is the tip of the problem, Ruth. Even the so called left wing sites, or the home of conspiracy theories are increasingly not permitting comments.

    • Mist001

      I got a comment deleted just last night by the Guardian regarding the vote of no confidence in Theresa May. My exact comment was:

      “Theresa May will win. She has two things in her favour:

      1: Nobody would want to take the job on in these conditions.

      2: The Paedophile Dossier.”

      I think it was mention of number 2 which did for me!

    • D_Majestic

      Ruth-exactly so.I once had a ‘Debate’ at the Indy where a response came up before I had finished typing! Hard to believe, but true. And I have had other grave suspicions over the ‘Contributors’ to comments threads there. My account there vanished one day, and could not be recovered. I simply quit. Which was the intended outcome, no doubt. To avoid unwelcome debate, the comment threads have largely been ditched across many papers, especially on controversial news items.

    • laguerre

      The Guardian has had that policy for a while now. I think a lot of the issue is to do with the policy of live moderators, who can’t patrol everything. But yes, the articles opened for comments are often less controversial ones. Brexit, though, they do do. At least they’ve got rid of the moderator who deleted anything anti-Israel. They’re a lot more tolerant now.

      The Independent has been using automated moderation, but they’ve had a lot of problems from cheap poor programming, and changes of system. I think it’s it’s that that has led to disappearance of whole rafts of comments.

    • John2o2o

      And also Spiked! which claims to support free speech. I questioned them about this and they said they did not have enough staff to police the comments section. Kind of goes against the principle they claim to believe in.

    • George C

      Ruth, I had the same problem, but when I switched the browser, was able to post comments there. Can’t guarantee that the reason is so innocent, but it may be.

    • Alyson

      I used to comment until I got an email saying ‘UKIP is following you’. I then clicked on my name and saw that all my comments and every other comment from every person I had had a conversation with in all the threads, were all preserved for posterity. Too much information.

  • Mist001

    Interesting. Can I state for the record here that if people actually read the posts and comments that I make on Craig Murrays articles, specifically where I am targeting the SNP and its followers, that I am not a troll, I am not state sponsored, I do not work for any organisation, nor have I ever been approached to do so. I seem to be a lone wolf, so to speak.

    I care passionately about Scottish independence which is why I spend most of my time trying to educate people about what I believe to be the duplicitous behaviour of the SNP.

    For the record, I’m a Scot, born and bred in Edinburgh who through circumstances, ended up living in France. It doesn’t make me any less Scottish nor any less passionate about Scottish independence. I also have overseas voters rights, which means I’m eligible to vote in the UK.

    • Trowbridge H. Ford

      I am assuming that you are complaining about having your comments deleted here too.

      I dom’t recall seeing anything from you.

      • Mist001

        As far as I’m aware, I haven’t had anything deleted from here. I tend mostly to post comments on Craig Murrays posts concerning the SNP and Scottish independence, maybe that’s why you’ve missed them.

        • Molloy

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          Possibly, the old bean was asleep?!

          (I’ve lots of “Mist001”, allegedly, on this site.

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            (Burger my fat fingers. . . .)

            Edited:

            Possibly the old bean was asleep?!

            (I’ve allegedly seen lots of M001 on this site.)

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      • Mist001

        That viewpoint actually borders on racism and facism but yes, feel free to be a stereotypical Scottish independence supporter. Your views tend to be a commonality throughout the movement. However, you can sleep easy tonight knowing that I had an opportunity which I took and that you’ve never experienced in your tiny minded life. Vive la France!

        • Stonky

          So why do you regurgitate Westminster propaganda? I’d be interested in your response to my comment on the previous article (to be fair to you, you may not have seen it):

          “The UK is a unitary state. Scotland only plays a part in the EU by virtue of the fact that it’s a part of the UK, which is a member state. Scotland has never been a member of the EU, therefore an independent Scotland cannot remain a member of the EU. As soon as Scotland separates from the UK, it no longer has any part to play in the EU.The only way that Scotland can remain as part of the EU is if it remains as part of the UK. This is fact.”

          Every single one of your above claims applied with 100% exactitude to England, after the putative breakup of the UK following the 2014 referendum:

          ‘England’ only played a part in the EU by virtue of the fact that it was part of the UK, which is a member state…
          ‘England’ had never been a member of the EU…
          Therefore an independent ‘England’ could not remain a member of the EU…
          The only way that ‘England’ could remain as part of the EU is if it remained as part of the UK….
          That was fact…

          And yet for some bizarre reason it wasn’t. In fact the opposite was the case. ‘England’ was going to seamlessly continue its membership of the EU without the slightest obstacle or hindrance.

          So there’s you answer Mist. Post-Brexit, Scotland is going to seamlessly continue as a member of the EU by applying exactly the same logic and exactly the same mechanism through which ‘England’ was going to continue its membership post 2014.

          It rather grieves me to have to explain that to a ‘fellow independence supporter’.

          • Molloy

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            Well, “Stonk”!

            Perhaps unintentional and unwitting on your part. . . . . yours, for me, comes across as a futile attempt at divisiveness; also undermining/smearing/gaslighting.
            Precisely what enemies of the Scottish people set out to do.

            Trust that this is not the case.
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  • mog

    I like the location aspect.
    If you swung around a ceremonial sword or some such in that part of town, likely as not you would strike one of the brethren of the temple.
    If there were not some masonic component to this story I would eat my own trouser leg.

  • Max

    Was this like Priti Patel, who happened to be in Israel on holiday negotiating money for the IDF when she was Secretary of State for overseas development?

    • Trowbridge H. Ford

      As T recall,.it was to reassure the Israelis that the Mossad dirty tricks in the UK would never be revealed, like the killing of Kelly al.

    • Casual Observer

      More likely Priti was stitched up by the Board of Deputies because her vigour in supporting Jewish interests in the hope of gaining benefit for herself could backfire on the UK Jewish community ?

    • Dungroanin

      I’m still waiting for someone to get Patel to produce the receipts for her family holiday in Israel – why did the Groan fail to deploy their codfax machine?

  • Christopher Dale Rogers

    How old is this Bracey-Lane, by my understanding, he’s 25 or under if he left Uni and then joined to Sanders campaign in 2016 – I’ve not checked what Uni he actually attended, but admit its not unusual for the Security Service’s to recruit at a tender age. The fact remains, any person who supports Corbyn is highly unlikely to get involved with a shadowy institution, such as that detailed, never mind be recruited by the Security Services – I’m probably on a List of Radicals if one exists, given I oppose wanton warmongering and FUSUK involvement in North Africa and the Middle East.

  • brendan stebbings

    Astounding article Craig, sinister implications for Democracy, be careful out there, and don’t be tempted to keep any blunt penknives on your person at any time.

  • Kit R A Klarenberg

    I didn’t mention this photo – https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-london-uk-15th-may-2017-simon-bracey-lane-of-campaign-together-addresses-140768835.html – of him speaking at the ‘Building A Progressive Future’ launch event for the Progressive Alliance, whatever that was – although it’s interesting it was taken a mere six days after The Guardian reported this – https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/may/09/jeremy-corbyn-hoping-for-bernie-sanders-election-endorsement:

    “Another Sanders volunteer, Simon Bracey-Lane, is working with a new group in Britain – Campaign Together, which encourages tactical voting – but he said he hoped a Labour leader might emerge to match the current popularity of Sanders.

    “In this election, we need to do whatever we can to stop a Tory super-majority,” he said. “In future, we need to preserve the progressive movement but not necessarily a progressive alliance.””

    Yeah, maybe he just has wildly variable political views.

    After all, it’s not like there were calls for Labour to join such a thing at the time, and being intimately involved with the organization from the word go would allow intelligence services optimal opportunities to spy on and disrupt the left.

  • Jack

    Its not the first time, this psyops by western states going on covertly 24/7, Integrity Initiative just happend to be exposed,
    Philip Cross operations seems to be another newly exposed case.
    Same stuff occured in the 70s:

    “Clockwork Orange is the name of the secret British security services project which was alleged to have involved a right-wing smear campaign against British politicians from 1974 to 1975.[1]

    The project was undertaken by members of the British intelligence services and the British Army press office in Northern Ireland, whose job also included routine public relations work and placing disinformation stories in the press as part of a psychological warfare operation against the Provisional Irish Republican Army. One of the project’s members, Colin Wallace, who was the press officer at the Army Headquarters in Northern Ireland, also claims that in 1973, after MI5 became the primary intelligence service in Northern Ireland, the project began giving briefings to foreign journalists against members of Wilson’s government. These briefings included distributing forged documents in an attempt to show that the victims were communists or Irish republican sympathisers leading a campaign to destabilise Northern Ireland[3] or were taking bribes. ”
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clockwork_Orange_(plot)

  • Martin Kelsen

    I love the blog, Craig. One of the few voices of sanity in a mad mad world. I am getting battered by anti-Russian and now anti-Chinese sentiment on my Facebook page, for my anti-war and anti-warmongering opinions, so would appreciate any support from like-minded individuals out there. My page is https://www.facebook.com/martin.kelsen

    • Felixthedog

      Just checked your facebook page. Typical stuff. My advice would be not to engage on social media. Engaging with fundamentalist thinking will get you nowhere. Stay informed, do your own research, check sources and teach your own conclusions. Keep an open mind not a closed one. This site is great and is definitely not an echo chamber. Also offguardian.

    • Dungroanin

      MoonofAlabama is a great site it has got a great China article, the comments are as good as here.

      There are a few great consortium news type sites in the US – there are also some that are obvious fly-traps too.

      Keep digging and spreading the truth.

  • Noonereally

    How can anyone doubt that infiltration, false flag or agent provocateur operations are the whole raison d’etre of “our” spooks, least of all now that Rory Cormac has written a whole book (“Disrupt and Deny”) giving us chapter and verse on all three?

  • Molloy

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    Well, it seems remarkably bizarre (and obviously guilt as no-one prosecuted by the regime, even for killing Dr Kelly and Hilda Murrell).
    Utterly bizarre that all of these obnoxious ‘public servants’ are not sitting in a police cell.

    Oh, wait!! They all work for the regime, don’t they (but paid by public money)!

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