A Very British Jihad by Paul Larkin

By Paul Larkin

"Anyone stunned by means of the name of the e-book may still dedicate your time to this notable narrative and ask themselves on the finish no matter if it exaggerates or honestly underestimates what fairly happened." — Paul Foot.

In April 2003, the Stevens file supplied the 1st professional acknowledgement of collusion among loyalist armed teams and British protection forces within the murders of nationalists in Northern Ireland.Yet, as this publication demonstrates, such collusion and linked conspiracies were a crucial function of the British reaction to the clash in eire for greater than thirty years. That reaction, argues Paul Larkin, quantities to a Holy conflict, or Jihad, within the identify of Protestantism and the British monarchy. That struggle has been swathed in secrecy and denial, secure via notions of 'national defense' that pervade each nook of the felony process 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 was once concerning the homicide of Pat Finucane. seeing that then Larkin has lined different arguable killings, RUC cover-ups, the burgeoning illicit medications 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 movies used to be the uncooked fabric for this e-book. construction on his previous investigations, Larkin provides a close and revealing account of many points of Britain's 'dirty war'.
He presents a different perception into the risks and political pressures dealing with newshounds who dare to enquire the unsavoury relationships among the intelligence organisations, politicians, the police, the British military and loyalism.

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