SIR Christopher Pitchford will step down from the inquiry into undercover policing before it ends after being diagnosed with motor neurone disease, he announced yesterday.
Mr Pitchford was appointed after the scandal of spooks spying on trade unionists and duping female activists into...
Tuesday 21st Feb 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
Documents from Pitchford inquiry reveal Met resistance
Thursday 16th Feb 2017
posted by Conrad Landin in Britain
LIZ TRUSS might attack proposals to reduce prison overcrowding as a “reckless quick fix,” but the real danger lies in her government’s shocking complacency.
Britain’s prisons are in meltdown. Violent incidents and riots are soaring. The last months of 2016 saw...
Tuesday 14th Feb 2017
posted by Morning Star in Editorial
A GOVERNMENT inquiry confirmed yesterday that a police spy infiltrated an environmental campaign group and had a long-term sexual relationship with one of its members.
But the victim concerned, Helen Steel, called it a “travesty” that the police had taken so long to...
Wednesday 21st Dec 2016
posted by Peter Lazenby in Britain
THE public inquiry into undercover policing confirmed yesterday that a man who infiltrated trade unions was indeed a police officer.
The Met had previously applied its “neither confirm nor deny” policy to the man, who used the cover name Carlo Neri during his deployment...
Friday 18th Nov 2016
Met’s failure to co-operate hampers inquiry
Wednesday 12th Oct 2016
posted by Lamiat Sabin in Britain
Carlo Neri infiltrated progressive groups and betrayed innocent people. Now the disgraced Met undercover faces new claims over his conduct
Thursday 15th Sep 2016
SPY COPS’ lawyers battled it out at the Pitchford inquiry yesterday over whether the state has to tell families if police stole the identities of their dead children.
Chairman Sir Christopher Pitchford heard from barristers on whether it was in the public interest to expose...
Thursday 23rd Jun 2016
THERE will be no blanket ban on naming undercover officers at a public inquiry into secret police tactics, it was decided yesterday.
Inquiry chairman Lord Justice Pitchford is to consider “on a case-by-case basis” 33 applications for secrecy, including from police moles and...
Wednesday 4th May 2016
VICTIMS of police spying must be protected from police “recrimination” and the prospect of their testimony being used later against friends and comrades at the forthcoming Pitchford inquiry, their lawyers told a hearing yesterday.
Inquiry chairman Christopher Pitchford...
Thursday 28th Apr 2016