Talk:David Shayler

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New light cast on David Shayler

On 8 May 2019, Kurt Nimmo wrote:

"The message is clear: if you expose the massive criminal enterprise at the heart of the US government, you will be renditioned, chemically tortured (a favourite of Chemical Gina, now CIA Director), chewed up and spit out until you’re a babbling mental case like David Shayler (who believes he is the Second Coming of Christ). Shayler, a former MI5 agent, made the mistake of exposing the UK’s support of terror operations in Libya. Shayler spent three weeks at Belmarsh Prison after a conviction for breaching the Official Secrets Act. He emerged from prison broken and delusional."

On the basis of which I sought to soften Shayler's apparently hostile and unreferenced WS biography. Robin reverted my edit. Why?--Patrick Haseldine (talk) 20:26, 9 May 2019 (UTC)

What was allegedly done to him in prison doesn't change e.g. his non-standard social class. I am no expert on David Shayler, nor do I have an axe to grind here. I partially reverted your edit in order to keep that material which you removed with explanation. If you doubt anything in the article, rather than just removing it, please add Template:CN and/or discuss it here. -- Robin (talk) 00:35, 10 May 2019 (UTC)


I've just added quotation marks around "he emerged from high-security Belmarsh Prison broken and delusional", and shifted the citation from an external to an internal link in accordance with Wikispooks:Style_Guide#Source_URLs_and_details. -- Robin (talk) 00:46, 10 May 2019 (UTC)