My article yesterday stirred up a lot of comments, some offering new information. I thought readers might be interested in reading this one today from A Mr Le Carre.
“They suggested I have a look to his early career, a period not extensively covered in his biography published on the Crown Office website. They tell me he was for a time an employee of the security services, he later worked for a time in Paisley (to his credit) before joining the criminal investigation team into the Lockerbie Bombing, attending the entire high security trial in the Netherlands before spending some years in the Foreign Office.All things considered my sources suggest I should pay more attention to the second word in his job title than the first. ”
In many ways this is the most important passage in this very important post. I think we might now be getting to the nub of things in the Salmond stitch-up – and the involvement of Agent Harvie.
His ‘secondment’ to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is deeply significant – it being a major sponsoring department of the British state security. Might it in fact be better to think of his present post as the real ‘secondment’?
His involvement in Lockerbie and the Camp Zeist Fiasco may be just as telling. There can be little doubt now that the “Scottish Court’ in the Netherlands was no such thing; rather it was the security services stitch-up in the Netherlands – solving a problem for both US and UK Foreign policy in respect of the real perpetrators of the Lockerbie atrocity.
And we already know that the Security Services were all over that.
For example – there was the strange role of Andrew Fulton, former Station Chief of MI6 in Washington, and subsequently Chairman of the Scottish Tories.
Fulton – with no known academic credentials – suddenly pops up as a ‘professor’ of Law at Glasgow University and is sent as an ‘observer’ to Camp Zeist. When his cover was blown, it caused substantial embarrassment to both the University and to the Scottish legal authorities.
“A Glasgow University law professor is being dropped from an expert panel on the Lockerbie bombing following allegations that he was a high-ranking MI6 officer. Andrew Fulton will be asked today to stand down from his role as deputy director of the university’s Lockerbie trial briefing unit.
The unit was set up by the university to give foreign and UK journalists “impartial and objective” advice on Scottish legal procedures used in the trial of the two Libyans accused of causing the 1988 explosion on Pan Am flight 103. Professor Fulton joined the unit last year after he retired from a 31-year career in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Last Friday, the Guardian raised questions about his links with MI6, and over the weekend a series of reports claimed Professor Fulton had been one of Britain’s most powerful MI6 officers, acting as head of station for the intelligence service in
Revelations that Harvie was involved in both the Camp Zeist and Salmond fiascos ought now to provoke some serious questions and begin to provide answers as to the extent and nature of British Security in the present difficulties facing the SNP.
The Tory Party/Security Services connection is not coincidental either.
We would be wise to recognise that Independence threatens the future of the United Kingdom and as such will involve efforts by the British State to disrupt and damage the SNP and Scottish Government.
That is to be expected. What is not expected is just how easily prominent members of the SNP can find themselves aiding and abetting such disruption motivated by petty political jealousies or insecurity.
The full story of the Holyrood Inquiry remains to be told. What is certain is that the Scottish Government has behaved very badly, is heavily involved in a major damage limitation exercise involving a host of delaying and blocking tactics, which reveal their undoubted guilt, but which they accept as preferable to an open and honest Inquiry that would reveal the whole truth.
Not sure what I want as an outcome, the revelation that it was motivated by envy and insecurity, that run out of control and escalated to disaster level or our poor wee leaders were outsmarted and played so easily by the security services of the British state. The truth is probably both.
It does matter, it is totally unacceptable and must never ever happen again.
I am, as always
Yours for Scotland
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Craig Murray says:
3 February, 2021 at 3:08 pm
Yes – Harvie was full time MI5 before he was in the FCO. Was MI5’s man in the Lockerbie trial.