I have written a short piece this weekend for The Backbencher, looking at some of the moral and political issues raised by the infiltration of political movements. It is entitled A Strange Kind of Glory: Life Undercover.
It really needs to be stressed that this is not simply about the conduct of the police. Very similar issues of legality and morality emerge about those individuals infiltrating organisations for industrial interests, or in the case of fascist organistations, those infiltrating them for Searchlight, Hope Not Hate and/or the police/security services.
Elsewhere, Larry O'Hara has written a detailed report of the inquest into Duncan Robertson, the Searchlight informant inside the far-right. His inquest earlier this week confirmed he commited suicide whilst suffering from depression. Read Notes From the Boderland's Duncan Robertson Inquest: Exclusive.
With Dispatches running a documentary on police infiltrators on Channel 4 at 8pm on Monday 24 June, and an associated book by Rob Evans and Paul Lewis, Undercover: The True Story of Britain's Secret Police, these issues are not going to go away.