Northern Ireland 1970s, MI5, Clockwork Orange, Murder, SAS, paedophiles, IRA, UDA.
What could possibly go wrong?
Well quite a lot did go wrong. This is part one of a story that few people come out of very well.
Colin Wallace had a questionable job peddling black propaganda. But you have to accept the position he was in, his background in Northern Ireland and the fact that he thought he was doing good by fighting terrorism. He was to find that once you join such an organisation, it is difficult to leave.
Clockwork Orange developed into a policy that would target anyone that the Security Services (MI5, MI6, Special Branch , RUC and others) disapproved of. Even the democratically elected representatives of the people. It was said that the Security Services were out of control in Northern Ireland during the 1970s.
Colin Wallace learnt of a paedophile sex ring operating from perhaps nine children’s homes in Northern Ireland but centred on one home called Kincora. The security Services tolerated paedophile abuse because they were able to blackmail those committing the offence to gain useful information.
Please see the web site for the list of sources used for this podcast. Two that were particularly useful were the Lobster magazine which is available online
highly recommended and if you are interested in this story there is a wealth of similar stories available to read online free of charge!
I also made a lot of use of Paul Foot's book 'Who framed Colin Wallace?
I will post Part 2 of the story within the next couple of days.