A secret police intelligence unit has been set up to spy on Left-wing and Right-wing political groups.
The Confidential Intelligence Unit (CIU) has the power to operate across the UK and will mount surveillance and run informers on ‘domestic extremists’.
Its job is to build up a detailed picture of radical campaigners.
Targets will include environmental groups involved in direct action such as Plane Stupid, whose supporters invaded the runway at Stansted Airport in December.
The unit also aims to identify the ring-leaders behind violent demonstrations such as the recent anti-Israel protests in London, and to infiltrate neo-Nazi groups, animal liberation groups and organisations behind unlawful industrial action such as secondary picketing.
The CIU’s role will be similar to the ‘counter subversion’ functions formerly carried out by MI5.
The so-called reds under the bed operations focused on trade unionists and peace campaigners but were abandoned by MI5 to concentrate on Islamic terrorism.
The unit is being set up by the Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) and will be based at Scotland Yard in Central London.
An internal police job advertisement for the ‘Head of Confidential Intelligence Unit’, obtained by The Mail on Sunday, reveals key details of its wide-ranging powers.
The advert says the unit will work closely with Government departments, university authorities and private sector companies to ‘remove the threat of criminality and public disorder that arises from domestic extremism’.
The CIU will also use legal proceedings to prevent details of its operations being made public.
Its chief will play an active part in obtaining Public Interest Immunity Certificates from Government Ministers, and will attend ‘legal meetings regarding sensitive source material’.
Another vacancy, for an administration officer, states that the CIU will be involved in the collection of ‘secret data’.
The job descriptions indicate that the postholders will have links with MI5.
Details of the senior vacancies were circulated to police forces last year - the closing date for applications was November 14, 2008.
The top job was open to officers of at least the rank of Detective Chief Inspector.
Mail Saturday February 7th 2009
This government is now running so scared of its own population that it has worked closely over the past 10 years with the ACPO (private Ltd company) in creating a police state.
This latest iteration is without doubt the Stasi in the UK. This now takes internal security out of the hands of the highly trained and regulated MI5, removes judicial oversight and places it in the hands of a private limited company which is accountable to a single political leader rather than parliament. This is political policing in its worst form.
Will the Tories or Libdems repeal this? I doubt it.
The UK can now expect the most repressive form of government control we have seen since the Magna Carta was forged with the Monarchy.
Ian Parker-Joseph Leader Libertarian Party
As highlighted yesterday, ACPO is a private Limited Company with 280 members. People who left comments yesterday drew attention to wikileaks here and here
Counter Insurgency Briefing
Issue 2.0: Mar 07 B-1-5
�THE ROLE AND FUNCTION OF A LEGAL ADVISER
23. The Legal Adviser will be a member of the Command Group within a deployed
headquarters. He should be readily available to both the commander and staff for legal
advice on matters affecting military operations conducted by that headquarters. His duties
are likely to cut across the usual staffing functions within a headquarters but his
responsibilities for legal matters lie directly to the commander. He may well be required to
act in a legal capacity at a joint service or a multinational headquarters. Thus he will need
to have suitable security clearances and access to information commensurate with his
responsibilities to the commander.
24. In a HQ the Legal Adviser will need to develop close working links with a Political
Adviser and SO1 G3 Operations Support. A commander would anticipate that a Political
Adviser and Legal Adviser work in harmony both to interpret political and legal direction,
If you read these documents, which pre date the Economic crash, it is clear that this corrupt Government has put the all of the pieces in place to ensure its long term survival irrespective of the wishes of the electorate.
Control of the Police has been transferred to a private limited company
Control of Photography
Requiring Accountants and Banks to report 'suspicious' transactions on pain of imprisonment.
Control of the BBC as a compliant State organisation
If these are genuine according to these Counter Insurgency Documents from the Army, a 'Political Advisor' has been appointed ( In my day they were called Commissars)
The State has decided that the 'enemy within' has reached stage two, that they need to counter with surveillance and start to control 'opinion formers'.
UPDATE: Thanks to Bill D'Sarse
Head of Confidential Intelligence Unit (CIU) National Public Order Intelligence Unit (NPOIU
Career Level Senior Manager / Head of Department
Industry Public Sector/Public Authority, Local Government, State/Internal Security, National Security
ob Description Organisation: ACPO * Business Area: Terrorism and Allied Matters Job Title: Head of Confidential Intelligence Unit (CIU) National Public Order Intelligence Unit (NPOIU) Rank: Detective Chief Inspector Reports to: D/Supt Head of NPOIU Salary: Chief Inspector range + allowances Type: Full time police officer Location: London Main purpose of Role: To manage the covert intelligence function for domestic extremism, and the confidential intelligence unit. The post carries membership of NPOIU Senior Management Team and you will be expected to make a significant contribution to the overall performance of the police service of England and Wales and the
* A Private Limited Company
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