10,000 word investigative essay for openDemocracy exposing the betrayal of a British agent in Belize and alleged torture by UK personnel. Featuring extensive interviews with a former colonial special branch officer and foreign minister, as well as in-depth archival research and field work to trace victim’s family.
Four years ago I wrote a story for VICE called: The British Army’s Secret Plan to Shoot Protesters in Hong Kong in the 80s. Since the latest round of street protests has erupted in Hong Kong, several people have contacted me asking to view the source material. So I have uploaded a copy of the British army file here: DEFE 19-261 Visit to Hong Kong 1981 binder
Story for the Irish Times about a report on undercovering policing in Northern Ireland from 1973 that the authorities are still refusing to declassify.
Story for The Irish Times about a freedom of information pile-up in Belfast.
After the Falklands War, British soldiers were sent on a “sunshine tour” of Belize. In 1983, one of them shot and killed a local farmer. In this short film I tell the story of war, trauma and those who are left on the margins.
Article for Guyana’s Stabroek News, a daily paper, investigating Britain’s chaotic plans to expand its military presence in the Caribbean after Brexit.
Feautre for New Humanist magazine about the ‘Myths of Empire’, exploring Lord Ashcroft’s collections of medals at the Imperial War Museum and retracing Britain’s colonial past from India to New Zealand, from southern Africa to Sudan to Egypt.
Article for Stabroek News, a daily paper in Guyana, about the country’s nascent oil industry and Britain’s reaction.
Britain’s spies and special forces are some of the most secretive in the Western world, an investigation by New Internationalist across five countries has found.
Article for VICE about possible new British military base in oil rich Guyana