I am one of eight women currently taking legal action against the commissioner of the Metropolitan police.Oh?
We were all deceived into long-term intimate relationships with undercover police officers who were infiltrating environmental and social justice campaign groups.
From 1995 until 2000 I was in a relationship with Mark Jenner, who I knew as Mark Cassidy – a joiner from Birkenhead.Ah. These women are outraged, OUTRAGED! that a man lied to them.
For four years we lived together in what I believed was a monogamous relationship. I have since found out he was married with children at the time.You’re hardly the first. And you certainly won’t be the last.
But let’s hope you aren’t the first to be able to dip your greedy, sweaty hand in the taxpayer’s pocket as a result.
Dunno about this, it was pretty bloody despicable particularly as it was done in an official capacity. Not that I have a lot of time for said groups and I do feel their agendas are highly suspect. Still I don't believe this was a wise path to take by the authorities.
Bonking crusties in the line of duty? Sounds like the bloke has been punished enough.
What does Plod's wife think about all this?
Agree with Quiet_Man.
Tree huggers never are that good at remembering to do due diligence are they? Too capitalist...
Oh, I dunno. It may set an interesting precedent for damages when someone commits adultery.
It will take a while to work through, but if an unknowing mistress can get paid out, then an unknowing wife should certainly be able to make an argument that she should get compo from a mistress, if it can be proved the mistress knew the man was married.
Apply to gender as appropriate.
Incidentally, how thick and potentially negligent must the brass be to have allowed a married man to do the job anyway?
Just assuming for a moment that it would be a legitimate method of investigation and a way to convince the target group of their good faith, the action should have been restricted to single men/women with no family obligations, if only because of the risk of contracting STDs.
Yes, I know all about condoms. I also know about people and their tendency to believe it won't happen to them. How would it have been if he had contracted AIDS, passed it on to his unknowing wife, thereby risking the welfare of his living children? Not to mention the health of any baby if she became pregnant.
It was an insanely irresponsible thing to sanction. This is not what Licence to Kill means.
The important question is why Plod invested so much money into investigating crusties. The general tactic is to start an affair, then blackmail into informing. It happens the other way round too, with cops offered such as under-age sex by the bad guys. Lynne has it about right, though I'd go after senior Plod for wasting the money.
"Still I don't believe this was a wise path to take by the authorities."
As WoaR points out, nothing really wrong with the approach (all's fair in love & war, etc) but the choice of one's warrior left a lot to be desired...
"Bonking crusties in the line of duty? Sounds like the bloke has been punished enough."
I bet she's a three-bagger!
" It may set an interesting precedent for damages when someone commits adultery. "
Heh! *gets popcorn*
"The important question is why Plod invested so much money into investigating crusties. "
No-one fancied the sort of stuff you'd have to do to go undercover with the travellers or Pakistani rape gangs?
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