U.K. ministers are accused of a cover-up as evidence emerges of soldiers spying on domestic critics of the Government’s Covid response. The Mail has the story.
The release of new documents contradict official assertions that a shadowy Army unit had only been monitoring foreign powers.
The Mail on Sunday revealed earlier this year that military operatives in the U.K.’s ‘information warfare’ brigade were part of a sinister scheme to keep a close eye on politicians and high-profile journalists who raised doubts about the pandemic response.
They compiled dossiers on public figures – such as ex-Minister David Davis, who questioned the modelling behind alarming death toll predictions, and the Mail on Sunday columnist Peter Hitchens – and reported their dissenting views back to No. 10. …
When the reports appeared, Ben Wallace, then the Defence Secretary, told the Commons the unit unearthed information on extremist alliances based outside the U.K. and that “its role is not to monitor or counter opinion”.
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