Saturday, 1 March 2008

Andrew Fulton

A member of Glasgow University's Lockerbie Trial Briefing Unit (which provided press briefings during the trial at Zeist) who resigned when his connections with the UK Secret Intelligence Service were revealed, has been appointed chairman of the Conservative Party in Scotland. Today's issue of The Herald contains the following:

“A former MI6 spy appointed as Scottish Tory chairman yesterday insisted the party could recover from two decades of "fallow" results at the next General Election.

“Andrew Fulton, who has spent more than 30 years in senior positions in the secret service, claimed the Conservatives had an opportunity to catch the SNP on the hop at Westminster and exploit the current disarray of Labour and Liberal Democrats.…

“The former agent, who was born in Rothesay on the Isle of Bute, also brings his own baggage to the post: his unmasking as an MI6 operative led to him stepping down in 2000 as an adviser to Glasgow University's briefing unit which advised the media about the Lockerbie bombing trial amid speculation - which he strongly denied - that he had a competing agenda.

“Last year he became the first acknowledged former spy to join a listed British company when he was appointed as an adviser to the Armor Group, which provides security services to national governments.”

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