Friday, 18 January 2013


 Are the British Police political or civil?  A  Court ruling today  shows that the distinction between political police and civil police has  been lost. 

 If the police are an arm of the political establishment then every man woman and child is effected by this and  the public have a right to know.  This case should be heard in public.

The Metropolitan Police  and CPS Prosecution Barrister Felicity Gerry  conspired together to have the Ratcliff power station activists convicted.   Today they  have  convinced  a Judge  that  evidence of their conspiracy should be heard in secret  under rules designed to protect the Security of the Nation.

Now it appears that the civil police are to be allowed all the protection previously only extended to the Security and intelligence services on matters of National Security. 

The Judge is particularly concerned about  Mark Kennedys sexual relationships with  female activists.

Does it really effect National Security if  the public hear how Mark Kennedy alias Mark Stone had illicit  or unlawful sexual relations with female activists.  Or  that Mark Kennedy was provided with false Identity documents by the Metropolitan police to infiltrate the activist  in order to set them up.   Or that Mark Stone a Police Officer  committed acts of terrorism with the authority of the Police.   The only people  to be harmed by hearing this case in open court are  Police Officers   CPS barristers  and Prosecution Barrister Felicity Gerry.    Or are we now to told that protecting corrupt police and barristers protects Britain?  What are they hiding?

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They also want hear in secret  all about  the fact that Mark Kennedy worked privately as a spy for EON energy company  and EON were part of the conspiracy.

 The daily Mail revealed that :_ An undercover policeman who posed as an eco-warrior used his false identity to spy for an energy giant after leaving the police. PC Mark Kennedy secured a lucrative contract with investigators working for E.ON before his seven year secret was exposed ... Now documents reveal links between Kennedy and a company run by ex-Special Branch officers, Global Open, which keeps a ‘discreet watch’ on protest groups for clients including E.ON ... The ease with which he used his taxpayer-funded false identity for private gain sparked anger from green groups last night. E.ON would not confirm or deny whether Kennedy worked for it.” 


Daily Mail 12 January 2011


Wales on Line reports that:-

A High Court case against the Metropolitan Police over accusations they spied on a Welsh anarchist group will be held in secret, it has emerged.

Tom Fowler, a member of the Cardiff Anarchist Network, is one of 12 people taking the force to court for allegedly infiltrating groups across the country.

But today the High Court ruled his and the case of 11 women taking on the Metropolitan Police will be heard in an Investigatory Powers Tribunal – normally used to deal with MI5 cases.

“It’s an outrage,” said Mr Fowler, from Newport.

“The existence of the Investigatory Powers Tribunal itself is an outrage in a country that calls itself a democracy.

“It is an aberration within our justice system. Any case being heard there is an injustice.
“It is not just that it is in secret. It is not like a normal case being heard in court where elements might not be allowed to be broadcast, it is as secret as you can get.
“We’ll get a one line judgment. Your lawyers get no opportunity to attend.
“It is a closed hearing in which only the police will have any say.
“I will not get any opportunity to present evidence or make arguments. It’s a sham.”
The group are suing the Met for the behavior of five former undercover officers.
Mr Fowler thought he was friends with a clandestine officer calling himself Mark “Marco” Jacobs, who infiltrated the Cardiff Anarchist Network – one of the groups the 33-year-old is involved with.
Another of the officers, Mark Kennedy, hit the headlines in 2011 after infiltrating environmental groups.
Some of the women’s allegations are that they were tricked into sex.
The women want damages for emotional, psychiatric and financial losses.
Another undercover officer unmasked in 2011 – Jim Boyling – married and had children with environmentalist Angharad Bevan after admitting he had been planted by the Met. The couple have since divorced.
Mr Justice Tugendhat ruled the women were making serious allegations – but the IPT had jurisdiction over their human rights claims.
He said claimants could bring elements of the claims to the High Court at a later date but only after the IPT had ruled.
Jules Carey represents six claimants, including Mr Fowler.
He said: “Today the court has acknowledged that they have suffered the ‘gravest’ interference with their fundamental rights.
“It has nonetheless taken the view that the police are capable of authorising such grave interferences under RIPA.”
That is the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act.
“Our clients will have to carefully study the judgement and consider an appeal on this issue,” he said.
Harriet Wistrich, a solicitor for the other claimants, said: “This decision prevents both the claimants and the public from seeing the extent of the violation of human rights and abuses of public office perpetrated by these undercover units.
“The claimants have already suffered a gross violation of their privacy and abuse of trust by the police.
“If the case is dealt with by the IPT they will be denied access to justice and may never discover why they were thus violated by the state.”
In written submissions lawyers for three women said Mark Kennedy had “encouraged them to become emotionally dependent on him and to publicise their intimate relationship with him widely amongst other activists and their own families.”
They said the cases “raise serious questions about police misconduct and the extent to which police officers can invade the personal, psychological, and bodily integrity of members of the general population.”
Mark Jacobs was working for the Met when he infiltrated a small group of activists in Cardiff until 2009, masquerading as a Northampton trucker.
“We became what I thought to be close friends,” Mr Fowler said.
“We hung out together and we used to go to punk gigs in Newport.”
Mr Jacobs forged links with Gwent Anarchists, Pembrokeshire Anarchists, Swansea Animal Rights, No Borders South Wales and a group called Eat Out Vegan Wales.
He then vanished, having had a relationship with a 29-year-old he had known for three years in Cardiff.

Read more: Wales Online

Today the   judge compared his actions to those of James Bond a totally fictional character  who was an intelligence officer  not an undercover civil police officer.


For the better part of a decade, Mark Stone was a key part of the UK's environmental protest movement. He traveled widely around Europe, playing a big role in some of the continents most confrontational protests, and claims he was even badly beaten by police officers.
He was nicknamed "Flash" as he always seemed to have more money than other activists. He had tattoos, long hair, and piercings. Crucially, Stone had at least two sexual relationships with fellow activists during his time in the movement, one of which was a serious, long term relationship.
The problem is that "Mark Stone" wasn't who he said he was.
He was Mark Kennedy, an undercover police officer working with the Metropolitan Police Force. A married man with two children, he spent 8 years living a double life — until one day his activist girlfriend of five years discovered his real passport and his cover was blown.
Kennedy's double life has become an epic disaster for the Met Police. In 2011 prosecutors were forced to abandon a case against six activists who were accused of conspiring to break into a coal-fired power station after they were asked to reveal details of their undercover agent.
Kennedy, who had since quit the police force, was suspected of having acted like an "agent provocateur", the Guardian reported. "We're not talking about someone sitting at the back of the meeting taking notes - he was in the thick of it," Danny Chivers, who was one of the six defendants in the failed case, told the BBC.
An official police watchdog report last year slammed the undercover work done by Kennedy and others.
According to a 2011 interview he conducted with the Daily Mail, Kennedy's life is now ruined. He is separated from his wife and children, and has moved to the US to start again. In 2012 he claimed to have had PTSD, and said he would be suing the Met Police for failing to stop him from "falling in love".
"The police had access to all my phone calls, texts and emails, many of which were of a sexual and intimate nature," he said. "They knew where I was spending the night and with whom. They did nothing to prevent me falling in love."
Kennedy's having sexual relationships with those he was spying on has proven especially controversial. A group of 10 women and one men have accused Kennedy, another undercover officer, and the Met Police of causing emotional trauma. They argue that their basic human right to a private life was breached by the actions.
Today Justice Tugendhat ruled that the case would be heard not in public court but in a secret court usually used for cases involving the security service.
Tugendhat explained his ruling by pointing towards the use of womanizing by James Bond, the fictional British spy. From the transcript of the ruling:
Other examples come to mind from the realms of fiction. James Bond is the most famous fictional example of a member of the intelligence services who used relationships with women to obtain information, or access to persons or property. Since he was writing a light entertainment, Ian Fleming did not dwell on the extent to which his hero used deception, still less upon the psychological harm he might have done to the women concerned. But fictional accounts (and there are others) lend credence to the view that the intelligence and police services have for many years deployed both men and women officers to form personal relationships of an intimate sexual nature (whether or not they were physical relationships) in order to obtain information or access.
The use of a fictional spy to justify the actions of a real spy has raised some eyebrows.
"In the context of the rest of the ruling," Alex Hern of the New Statesman observes, "the judge appears to be claiming that, because a famous fictional spy had fictional sexual relationships with fictional women in fiction, Parliament must have intended the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act to bestow the ability to have deceptive sexual relationships on police spies."
Perhaps an even stranger twist in the case is the revelation that other undercover agents may have also used "personal relationships of an intimate sexual nature" as tactics. In total, 6 undercover officers have been accused of the tactic, according to the Guardian, including one police officer who is accused of having a child with a woman who presumed he was a fellow activist

Felicity Gerry of 36 Bedford Row Chambers  who is a sexual offenses expert and considered a safe pair of hands  by the Police the CPS and MI5  also set-up child abuse whistle-blower  and intelligence agent Andrea Davison.

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