|Right exposure - spy at GM and other protests (2/5/2007)|
NOTE: Unfortunately the picture in the paper showing Mercer at a Greenpeace demo against the oil company Esso does not appear in the online version of this article. But you can see a photo of him here: http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2007/04/368346.html?c=on#c171638
See also 'BAE spy named by campaigners is friend of leading Tory'
Being paid a cool GBP2,500 a month by the arms company BAE to spy on the peace movement, as revealed in the Guardian last month, was clearly not enough excitement for Paul Mercer. Eco Soundings has been digging around and finds that the young man who shadow Conservative defence minister Julian Lewis now says "did a lot of good work exposing the far left" also used to turn up at Greenpeace meetings in Nottingham in the 1990s. Indeed, Paul, we have a picture of you, but not the one of you disguised as a cow standing outside Sainsbury's during a protest about GM milk. Anyone else remember Paul?