Spycops in context

The two papers seek to historicise and analyse state infiltration, revealing it as one tactic in a much larger repertoire of political policing. Spycops in context: a brief history of political policing in Britain One of the papers, Spycops in context: a brief history of political policing in...
Connor Woodman
3 December 2018

Latest on the Undercover Policing Inquiry

Following revelations that undercover police officers infiltrated hundreds of political and justice campaigns in the UK, the government launched an Undercover Policing Inquiry in 2015.

26 March 2018

Right to protest threatened by wall of silence

Since the exposure of Mark Kennedy as an undercover officer in the climate change movement in 2011, the spotlight should have been on undercover policing and getting to the bottom of its...

Helen Mills
9 November 2017

Is it possible to hold secret policing to account?

For decades, one of the most powerful organisations in our society, the London Metropolitan Police, carried out secret policing operations against a wide range of political and trade union...

Will McMahon
27 October 2017