James Rusbridger died in 1994.
The following is taken from:
His excellent book "The Intelligence Game" has been the main source for a
lot of the stories that have been featured in the SPIES 'R' US section of
Eat The Rich, including:-
The Hilda Murrel Story,
detailing MI5's role in the murder of a little old lady whose sole crime was
to show concern for the environment.
The CIA Middle East car
bomb, where the CIA detonated a car bomb in a packed Middle Eastern
street killing 80, and maiming a further 200.
The failed Mossad plan to
bomb London, where they hoped to leave enough forensic evidence to blame
the Arabs, thereby ruining British-Syrian relations.
And also, the Madeline
Haigh story, detailing how a housewife found herself on MI5's subversive
list after writing a letter, expressing concern of the siting of American
missiles in the UK, to her local newspaper, and also detailing an exact list
of just exactly who the Security Services keep files on.
Not surprisingly, in view of the material he was publishing, his death was
shrouded in mysterious circumstances.
I haven't been able to dig much up on this, as I was completely unaware of
this until a few weeks ago. But apparently he was discovered hanging from
the rafters of his cottage in Cornwall, wearing a gas mask, and oilskins,
shortly after talking to journalists investigating the 1992 General Election
results. He was of particular interest in their investigation into the
alleged rigging of the 1992 Election, after going on the record as saying
that MI5 routinely trace the voters of extremist candidates, by matching the
ballot papers to the voter registration numbers on their stubs.
The official verdict, unsurprisingly, was suicide.
Quite why a suicidal man would dress up in oilskins and a gasmask when
hanging himself is anyones guess.
The whole thing stinks of an MI5 murder to me, the gas mask, and oilskins
being key pointers. It looks like someone was trying to say that he was
"dirty and smelly".
Nevertheless, the fact of the matter remains that whilst the good guys are
one man down, James Rusbridger lives on in his excellent book, "The
Intelligence Game", which is available from all good bookshops, and public
I'd strongly reccomend you read it. It's excellent stuff, it really is.
P.S. If you're a businessman staying in Britain for important business
matters, it might be a good idea to stay away from Claridges. Apparently
it's bugged from top to bottom!