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Thatcher's Secret War: Subversion, Coercion, Secrecy and Government, 1974-90
Margaret Thatcher remains one of the United Kingdom’s most polarising prime ministers. This provocative investigation sheds new light on the secret, internal ‘cold war’ that the Iron Lady and her government waged against ‘the enemy within’: anti-nuclear, new age and ecology campaigners; poll tax protesters; trade unionists at GCHQ and striking miners; feminists and homosexuals; Scottish nationalists; Ken Livingstone and the GLC; Derek Hatton and the city councillors of Liverpool; protesters and rioters in Brixton, Toxteth and Broadwater Farm; the far right; the EU; and the IRA – among others. It was a campaign fuelled by paranoia on both the left and right of the political spectrum and fought with corruption, black propaganda, dirty tricks and even murder.
ISBN 13: 9780752499741 | ISBN 10: 0752499742
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