Life's A Riot With Spy v's Spy
The scandal over the bugging of a Labour MP by the security services has been debated in parliament. I liked this intervention by Dennis Skinner.
Dennis Skinner (Bolsover, Labour)
I congratulate the Secretary of State on introducing this inquiry. Will he also do us—especially those of us in the focus group on this Bench—a favour? Will he extend the inquiry to beyond a fortnight? It will certainly need it if it looks into the allegations of MPs and trade union leaders being bugged in the strike of 1984 and 1985. That was when the Thatcher regime was in power. Despite all the protestations from many of us present in the House today, that regime would not have an inquiry—and we did not send one letter; we sent many scores of them.
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