MI5-Persecution: No Justice for the Victims of MI5 (29014)

MI5 Persecution Update: Friday 11 June, 1999

Harassment in a pub in Clapham, Tuesday lunchtime

Once a month, or once every other month, I meet a Polish friends of mine
who lives in Clapham North, and sometimes we go to a particular pub near
where he lives. The last time was some two months ago; I did not have my
minidisc-walkman with me, and consequently was seriously harassed by
people MI5 had instructed to harass me, in the pub.

This Tuesday, 8 June 1999, we again went to the same pub for a pre-meal
drink. This time I did have my minidisc-walkman with me. As you can
guess,
we were followed into the pub by a couple of young people (Im getting
older and older - isnt it funny how the MI5 agents all look young these
days?). They started talking about my situation, in particular some
travel
I had booked the previous day. Unfortunately, they were talking fairly
quietly, and my minidisc didnt pick up their speech.

MI5s schizophrenic reasoning is that simultaneously I am very important
and worthy of their acts of persecution, and I am also totally
unimportant
and their abuse of me “doesnt matter”. Perhaps they should test their
agents and managers for obsessive personalities or psychotic features in
the same way as employees are drug-tested. MI5 might lose their “worst
cases” employees if some psychological testing were applied to their
recruitment procedure.

Toothless Watchdogs. What a Surprise.

Recently I have been engaging in communications with two watchdogs, the
Security Service Tribunal which deals with complaints against the
security
service (and always clears MI5 of any wrongdoing), and the Data
Protection
Registrar, which is mandated to investigate misuse of personal data held
on computer.

In a letter to Nick Brooks, Security Service Tribunal secretary, dated
20
April, I asked him if the Tribunal, as an allegedly independent body,
had
the means to investigate complaints against MI5 other than asking MI5 to
themselves investigate complaints. To my disappointment, his reply two
weeks later answered the question only indirectly, in the
negative. Whatever the reader might think of the merits of the case I
have
been putting before you in faxed articles this last year and half, you
will surely recognise that it is a significant anomaly for the Tribunal
to
have no independent means of investigating complaints, particularly
given
the view expressed even by previous home secretaries that the security
services are untrustworthy.

MI5 Persecution: No Justice for the Victims of MI5

In a previous article I detailed the similarities between the current
MI5
Persecution in England, and other historical instances of similar
persecution, notably that by the Nazi Germans in the thirties and
forties. The Germans persecuted first the mentally ill, the epileptics
and
those suffering from schizophrenia, then moved on to racial groups; in
todays Britain the persecution is again directed at those with mental
illness, which the British in their cowardice find easier than taking on
racial groups as the Germans did. But just as in Thirties Germany there
was no recourse against a malign and omnipotent state, so the MI5 Secret
Police in the modern British Fascist State allow no justice for their
victims.

No Recourse Against the Security Services Illegal Harassment

It has become apparent to me over the last nine years just how loaded
the
dice are in todays Britain, a fundamentally fascist country which
masquerades as a democracy. Britain is a democracy in name only; the
Establishment, the defence and MI5 secret police are always there,
regardless of which party has been voted into power most recently - and
from “New Labours” conduct in office one finds it difficult to tell them
apart from Old Tories, in their crackdowns on the sick and vulnerable in
society.

In thirties Germany the victims of the Nazi regime had no legal recourse
against their State oppressors; and in todays Fascist British state, the
victims of the Establishment and its MI5 Secret Police similarly have no
recourse against the illegal state-funded and organised oppression.
There
is supposed to be a mechanism for dealing with MI5 crimes, in the shape
of
the Security Service Tribunal and Commissioner; yet these have never
found
favour of a plaintiff. One might as well ask the Nazi SS to investigate
crimes against epileptics or Jews as ask the Security Service Tribunal
to
investigate MI5 crimes against British citizens; it is quite obvious
what
the answer is going to be, regardless of what you say to them, and what
evidence you provide. The Tribunal and Commissioner are a mere
formality,
a whitewashing body to give the Secret Services a veneer beneath which
they hide their shabby criminality.

“Institutional Racism” and Bigotry in the Metropolitan Police

The recent inquiry into the racist murder of Stephen Lawrence found
clear
evidence of systematic and deliberate racism in the Metropolitan Police,
which cannot have surprised anyone. Commissioner Sir Paul Condon
accepted
a somewhat lukewarm definition of institutional racism as being
“unconscious”. In truth, and this truth must surely be obvious to anyone
who has any familiarity or encountered the great British police, the Met
has not just “unconscious” racism, but very clearly “conscious” and
deliberate racism, of the kind that would have done Thirties Germans
proud. And it is a bastion of such open racism - when many other parts
of
society are learning to live in a multicultural environment, the Met is
still living in the past in its attitude to the minorities.

But in addition to the systematic racism confirmed by the Lawrence
inquiry, there is also something much more relevant to this case, which
is
systematic police bigotry against the physically and mentally disabled,
which I personally have experienced in my dealings with the police over
the years. You cannot expect equal treatment if you are mentally
disabled. I tried to make a complaint to the police in 1995 about the
harassment I had been subjected to for several years. As soon as they
found out I had mental illness, they refused to even talk to me. I tried
again in March 1999; the police made various threats to me, while
ranting
about “your paranoid rubbish” in reference to the complaints expressed
to
them.

The police refusal to do the job they are employed and paid to do is
extremely serious, particularly as this case is highly important, indeed
key to the whole issue of British self-perception at the end of the 20th
century and the beginning of the 21st century. Britain has lost much in
the last fifty years - it has lost an empire, it has lost its
self-respect
and its identity as a people. If the MI5 persecution finally makes it
into
the light and the Security Services are seen for the rather cheap
bullies
their behaviour indicates, it will have a massive and harmful effect on
British self-perception in the new century.

Security Service Tribunal - Blatant Whitewashing

A few weeks ago I spoke on the phone to Nick Brooks, the Secretary of
the
Security Service Tribunal, which is supposed to deal with cases of MI5
transgression. I asked him if the Tribunal had ever found in favour of a
plaintiff and against the Security Service. He answered that as far as
he
knew, it had not.

I also asked Mr Brooks if the Tribunal had any means of investigating
allegations of criminal activity by MI5, other than asking MI5
themselves
if they had engaged in such activity. His rather circuitous written
reply
states that the 1989 Security Service Act provides that “it shall be the
duty of every member of the Service to disclose or give to the Tribunal
such documents or information as they may require for the purpose of
enabling them to carry out their functions under this Act”. Which is a
very round-about way of saying - “No” - the Tribunal has no way of
investigating MI5 crimes - None At All.

Setting up the S.S. Tribunal, and creating a Security Service
Commissioner, was really an act of falsehood by the government. It is
generally recognised that MI5 are out of reach of the normal criminal
justice system - the police, as we have seen, have no intesot answer to
the government; in a previous article I quoted Roy Jenkins speaking of
“a
secretive atmosphere… secretive vis-a-vis the government as well as
[enemies]”, and a “lack of frankness” from MI5.

If the government wanted to, it could reform the secret services and
ensure they acted in conformance with the laws which have been enacted
for
them in the last ten years. But apparently the present government does
not
see any need to ensure security service compliance with the law. As
noted
above, the regulatory machinery for MI5 is deliberately weak; the
Tribunal
has no independent means of investigation, and it is simply a waste of
time complaining to the Tribunal or Commissioner.

Every so often, fresh revelations come to light of secret service
transgressions. We have heard from Shayler that MI5 bugged Jack Straw
and
Peter Mandelson; we have heard from Peter Wright that MI5 plotted to see
Wilson ejected from office; yet so closed is the system of government
that
the law is never enforced against MI5 when they “bug and burgle”
everyone
from politicians to ordinary citizens.

No Justice from the Legal System, either

Britain has a civil and criminal justice system which effectively limits
many complaints from being heard. For a civil complaint to be brought
before a court, you need a solicitor willing to act on your
behalf. Supposedly it is possible to represent yourself as a
Litigant-in-Pthe basis of being “frivolous and vexatious” or “disclosing
no cause for action in law”. This is exactly what happened to me in 1997
when I twice tried to take the BBC to court for spying on me in my
living
room at home; my case was twice struck out, and on the second occasion
an
order was made against me that I could not bring further civil
litigation
against the BBC without leave of the court.

As the reader can guess it is quite impossible for a person with
schizophrenia, who complains about the secret services and media
interfering in his life, to find a solicitor willing to represent him in
legal action against the persecutors. I have quite a lot of evidence of
the continuing persecution which I have posted on the website, even if
the
evidence is quite tentative and perhaps open to varying
interpretations. But I have tried several firms of solicitors; some of
them have acted unprofessionally and abused me; all of them have refused
to represent me. My psychiatrist gave me the name of the firm of Bindman
and Partners in central London, and I have approached them twice. On
each
occasion they refused to accept my instructions. Plainly the problem
with
Bindmans, which they have admitted, is their bigotry against mentally
disabled people; yet this is not just something that is wrong with
Bindmans, it is something that is wrong with the legal system as a
whole,
since the legal system necessitates finding a solicitor willing to
represent you in order to bring a case to court, but it does not have a
mechanism for providing a lawyer in the case where no solicitor is
willing
to take on your case. So the British legal system is such as to prevent
cases such as mine from ever receiving an airing in a court.

So much for the civil courts. But the criminal justice system is no
better. Two years ago the Protection from Harassment Act came into
force. But again, while the Act is all very well on paper, in practice
it
is unenforceable in my case, since it would require Police action to see
the law implemented, and if the police cannot even be trusted to conduct
a
murder investigation competently (in the Lawrence case), then what
chance
is there of their investigating complaints against the Security
Service? Of course, it would be possible for me to personally issue
proceedings through a private prosecution either against MI5 themselves,
or against one or more of their media tools; but here we see the same
problems as with the civil courts, because first of all I would have to
find a lawyer willing to act on my behalf. Litigants-in-person do exist
in
the criminal courts, but the Attorney General can bring such a
prosecution
to an end by taking it over and entering a plea of “nolle prossequi”;
and
I suspect that if I were to bring a private prosecution against either
MI5
or one of their media tools, then this is exactly what would happen.

So much for British justice. But if anything the wrongs that have been
perpetrated on me by the British justice system are quite mild to what
others have suffered. Others have been wrongly convicted based on police
evasions and lies, and spent many years in jail based on false charges.
I
should count myself lucky that despite the best efforts of the MI5
secret
police, I have not acquired any criminal charges or convictions; which
shows that for all their resources and influence, and the clear
imperfections in the British legal system, there are still limits on how
much subversion MI5 can achieve.

The latest in a long line of injustices

A comment I heard during the recent scandal of the police mishandling of
the Lawrence murder investigation is that “its not as if the police
themselves murdered him”. This is not a particularly wise statement to
make about the case, since it could be argued that the four alleged
murderers were aided in their crime by the expectation that the police
would deliberately botch the investigation - which of course is exactly
what the police did.

But in my case, this would be a completely inaccurate thing to say -
since
the MI5 secret-police have expressly been trying to nine years now to
see
an end put to my life, either by having me incarcerated and my liberty
ended, or by forcing self-termination on me. It is exactly as if the
secret police “themselves murdered [me]”, since that is what their aim
is
in their campaign against me.

The public has heard of instances of police mishandling of cases, of
police manufacturing evidence, lying in court, extracting false
confessions to clear up crimes, et cetera. Various instances of
extra-legal activity by the secret services have also come to light in
the
last few years. The unhappy truth is that what MI5 have been doing to me
for the last nine years is really nothing out of the ordinary for them.
To
me it seems unbelievable that this sort of systematic campaign of
harassment, which thousands and thousands of people in this country and
abroad are well aware of, could exist for such a long period of time
with
the media maintaining “omerta”. But my case is not the first such
instance
of persecution by the “British secret police”, and judging by the lack
of
any real controls on MI5, I very much doubt it will be the last.

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