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Back Room: Garda crisis highlights force's loyalty to itself above all else

Even if it is not widely appreciated, the relationship between spooks, police and politicians is of central importance.

30th March, 2014

Even if it is not widely appreciated, the relationship between spooks, police and politicians is of central importance. It was the disenchantment of deputy FBI director Mark Felt, after being passed over for the top job, which triggered his Deep Throat leaks to the Washington Post. Those revelations eventually cost US President Richard Nixon his job.

Around about the same time in the 1970s, the British governments of Ted Heath and Harold Wilson were the...

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