Published On: 16th November 2023

On 20 July 2023, we held an online launch event for our ‘Spycops: When the public is the enemy’ report.

The event also marked the end of Tranche One of the Undercover Policing Inquiry.

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Speakers included:

Donna McLean: Author of ‘Small Town Girl’ and Core Participant to the Inquiry

Lindsey German: Stop the War Coalition and Core Participant to the Inquiry

Suresh Grover: The Monitoring Group and Core Participant to the Inquiry

Piers Marquis: Doughty Street Chambers

Our report ‘Spycops: When the public is the enemy’ published our written submissions from Core Participants that had instructed the Public Interest Law Centre in Tranche 1 (covering 1968-1982) of the Undercover Policing Inquiry (UCPI), which the UCPI concluded on 22nd February, 2023.

In Tranche 1 of the Inquiry we represented three of the Core Participants:

Lindsey German was a former leading member of the Socialist Workers Party (SWP) and a founder of the Stop the War Coalition (StWC).

‘Mary’ was a member of the International Marxist Group (IMG) and a supporter of workers’ rights. She was deceived into a sexual relationship with an UCO.

Richard Chessum who was an activist in the Troops Out Movement (TOM).

We applaud them for their years of political campaigning, and for their integrity throughout this process.

Read the report: ‘Spycops’: When the public is the enemy – collating statements we made to the Inquiry on behalf of the Tranche One Core Participants.

The event was hosted by Saskia O’Hara and edited by Pete Hill.