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PC Mark Kennedy Forced Into Hippy Sex And To Agree With George Monbiot?

by | 12th, January 2011

PC Mark Kennedy lived for seven years as Mark Stone, spying for the police. He infiltrated Earth First and became a noted figure among the anti-establishment groups, such as The Wombles. We know about him because when six men and women went on trial for an alleged plat to shut down the Ratcliffe-on-Soar coal-fired power station in Nottinghamshire in 2009, their lawyers asked for information on Kennedy’s involvement. The law blinked and the trial collapsed.

And as the debate wonders if the spy became an agent provocateur, and other plotters vie for the film rights, a woman called Anna says she shagged Mark Stone.

The Guardian says:

She now questions whether the British police have allowed a string of undercover agents to use sex as a “tactic” to disrupt and glean information about environmental campaigns.

Well, yes. A spy seeks to blend in. The undercover copper might have read The Guardian’s doom monger George Monbiot and felt a pressure to nod in agreement and clack his tongue in satisfaction. He might have played the bongos. He might have – gulp! – saluted the sun. He might have preached about upcoming terrors and disasters certain to befall mankind with a messianic glee and then looked agog and affronted when people not just like him failed to say “thanks for the tip”.

The piece later adds:

Anna, who did not want to give her full name, said there were several other women within the protest movement who Kennedy slept with. “I knew he was seeing other people at the same time and there was never any type of romance involved.”

He embraced free love among the hippies. He blended in.

She added: “He was a bit different from all of us. He ate meat, he had a pick-up truck, and just not very hippy in a way.”

But in other ways, such as shagging, he was a hippy…


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File photo dated 17/10/2009 of climate change protesters confront police near the E.ON run Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station. The trial of six people accused of trying to shut down one of Britain's biggest power stations has collapsed amid claims that an undercover policeman who infiltrated their group offered to give evidence on their behalf.

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