There is a vicious piece in today’s Mail on Sunday systematically rubbishing the reputation and intergrity of Stve Mesham. This is an attempt to grind the man into the dust. So let me tell you about David Rose. He was a big supporter in print of the ‘weapons of mass destruction evidence’ before the war. He later admitted that he had been a ‘gullible dupe for state disinformation’. But he wasn’t a gullible dupe. He had been invited in by the security services and told he could be given secret information as a favour by the security services. He took the brief. Later he recanted and admitted his involvement with the security services. He was a handy conduit of misinformation. In 1985 acting on behsalf of the Brixton police Commander Marnoch he wrote a ludicrous piece in the Guardian saying the Brixton riot had been jointly organised by Class War and the NationalFront. He later had to retract in the same paper. There is no reason to believe Rose has changed his brief. He is now being fed disinformation to undermine Steve Mesham and protect his pals from a huge scandal. David Rose would repay a closer look but interesting that the state is pulling out all the stops on this one so high are the stakes.
*******For any doubters Rose was brilliantly taken apart by Nick Davies in ‘Flat Earth News’. Rose is identified ss the ‘Guardian/Vanity fair/MOS Rose to distinguish him from others with the same name.Further discussion at : www.tompride.wordpress.com