Cathy Massiter

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(spook, whistleblower)
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ExposedMI5/Political monitoring of CND
Exposed MI5's illegal campaign against CND.

Cathy Massiter is a UK spook who in 1985 turned whistleblower after 2 years of spying on CND.

Whistleblowing

Massiter as an MI5 officer had been responsible for the surveillance of CND from 1981 to 1983. In 1985 she resigned and made disclosures to a Channel 4 20/20 Vision programme, "MI5's Official Secrets".[1][2] She said that her work was determined more by the political importance of CND than by any security threat posed by subversive elements within it, and argued that the organisation was contravening the rules governing its practices.[3]

Richard Norton-Taylor wrote in 2001 that Massiter's revelations in 1985 had never been officially challenged by the government.[4]


References

  1. "Secret State: Timeline". BBC News. 2002-10-17. Retrieved 2011-01-09.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "Scribunto").
  2. "Dale Campbell-Savours, MP, in ''Hansard'', 24 July 1986". Hansard.millbanksystems.com. Retrieved 2011-01-09.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "Scribunto").
  3. James Rusbridger The Intelligence Game: The Illusions and Delusions of International Espionage, London: I.B. Taurus, 1991, p.208. Originally published by The Bodley Head in 1989.
  4. Richard Norton-Taylor "Truth, but not the whole truth", The Guardian, 11 September 2001