"Anyone surprised by way of the identify of the booklet should still dedicate it slow to this remarkable narrative and ask themselves on the finish even if it exaggerates or truthfully underestimates what particularly happened." — Paul Foot.
In April 2003, the Stevens file supplied the 1st professional acknowledgement of collusion among loyalist armed teams and British safety forces within the murders of nationalists in Northern Ireland.Yet, as this ebook demonstrates, such collusion and linked conspiracies were a critical characteristic 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 means of notions of 'national safety' that pervade each nook of the criminal method and the political institution - a really 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. considering 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 established Yatpack'. He went directly to produce a unique research into the Dublin/Monaghan bombings for RTE.
The learn for those motion pictures used to be the uncooked fabric for this publication. development on his past investigations, Larkin provides an in depth and revealing account of many facets of Britain's 'dirty war'.
He offers a distinct perception into the risks and political pressures dealing with reporters who dare to enquire the unsavoury relationships among the intelligence corporations, politicians, the police, the British military and loyalism.