The 'Spycatcher' case

Scope and Content

THE ALLEGATION IN PETER WRIGHT'S MEMOIRS, 'SPYCATCHER' THAT CECIL KING HAD BEEN AN M15 AGENT

- Daily Telegraph (21 Apr 1987) ''The day Cecil King talked of treason", by John Keegan (Daily Telegraph Defence Correspondent)

- Daily Telegraph (Peterborough) (28 Apr 1987) "Watched plot"

- Independent (28 Apr 1987) "Alleged plotter named by MP"; "Havers to act on MI5 reports"; "MI5 charter ambiguous"

- London Daily News (28 Apr 1987) "Cecil King's deathbed spy denial"

- Evening Standard (28 Apr 1987) "No 10 spy wire claims 'ludicrous"

- Independent (29 Apr 1987) "Widow denies Press baron had dealings with MI5

- The Times (29 Apr 1987) "Cudlipp springs to defence of King over spy 'scandal'

- Daily Mirror (29 Apr 1987) "Thatcher No to spy probe"

- Daily Express (29 Apr 1987) "Spider Wilson in a web of intrigue"

- Daily Express (29 Apr 1987) '''Bug' that tricked Wilson" (reference to Cecil King)

- Today (29 Apr 1987) "It's all lies, says widow of accused press chief'

- Today (29 Apr 1987) "Ask Callaghan, says Thatcher in MI5 row"

- The Times (4 May 1987) "MI5 inquiry cleared Wilson of KGB threat"

- The Times (13 Aug 1987) Letter from John Keegan (Daily Telegraph Defence Correspondent)

'SPYCATCHER' - CUTTINGS ON COURT OF APPEAL, JUDGEMENT

AND PRESS COMMENT, AUGUST 1987

- Daily Telegraph (14 Aug 1987) "Spy book ban 'step on road to censorship'" Leader: "A wretched affair"

- The Times (14 Aug 1987) "Spy book judge accuses censors"; "Thatcher to defy criticisms"; Leader: "A Court Divided"

- Financial Times (14 Aug 1987) "Balancing national security and freedom of the press" Leader: "Watching the spycatchers"

- Guardian (14 Aug 1987) "A price too high to pay"

- Independent (14 Aug 1987) "Law Lord in sharp attack on Wright ban"; "Freedom that tips the scales of justice", by Lord Denning; "Perilous path to censorship or firm stand on secrecy"

- Sunday Times (16 Aug 1987) "Censorship - a price too high to pay"; "When prejudice clouds judgement"; "The English press is not yet above the law" Lord Templeman

- Observer (16 Aug 1987) Leader: "Law Lord's bridge over troubled waters"