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By Paul Larkin

"Anyone stunned through the identify of the booklet may still dedicate it slow to this remarkable narrative and ask themselves on the finish no matter if it exaggerates or truthfully underestimates what fairly happened." — Paul Foot.

In April 2003, the Stevens file supplied the 1st respectable acknowledgement of collusion among loyalist armed teams and British protection forces within the murders of nationalists in Northern Ireland.Yet, as this ebook demonstrates, such collusion and linked conspiracies were a imperative function 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 struggle has been swathed in secrecy and denial, safe by means of notions of 'national protection' that pervade each nook of the felony process and the political institution - a truly British Jihad.

Award successful investigative journalist Paul Larkin made the 1st of many motion pictures for highlight - BBC Northern Ireland's present affairs programme - in February 1989. It used to be in regards to the homicide of Pat Finucane. due to the fact that then Larkin has lined different arguable killings, RUC cover-ups, the burgeoning illicit medications alternate, the position of informers and brokers, and the infamous Portadown dependent Yatpack'. He went directly to produce a unique research into the Dublin/Monaghan bombings for RTE.

The study for those movies was once the uncooked fabric for this e-book. development on his prior investigations, Larkin provides an in depth and revealing account of many features of Britain's 'dirty war'.
He offers a distinct perception into the hazards and political pressures dealing with newshounds who dare to enquire the unsavoury relationships among the intelligence enterprises, politicians, the police, the British military and loyalism.

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