Morton Report to remain secret


Story for the Irish Times about a report on undercovering policing in Northern Ireland from 1973 that the authorities are still refusing to declassify.

Whitehall blocks release of secrets

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Story for The Times about Whitehall’s censorship of historical files to stop them reaching the National Archives (including one about a British army agent who killed Belfast lawyer Pat Finucane during the Troubles),  and the ineffectiveness of the Advisory Council on National Records and Archives which regulates the process.