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On The Run from Mi5 | Manchester

On The Run from Mi5 | Manchester

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  •  67 Lever Street, Manchester, M1 1FL
Suitable for: Adults
Annie Machon was an intelligence officer for the UK's Security Service, MI5, in the 1990s, before resigning to help blow the whistle on the crimes and incompetence of the Br... More Info »
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Ever wondered what it is like to be a spy?

Annie Machon worked as an intelligence officer for MI5 for six years in the 1990s, before resigning to help her former partner and colleague, David Shayler, blow the whistle about a whole series of spy crimes. The case made international headlines.

Facing arrest, they fled the UK hours before the story broke and went on the run across Europe. The next few years involved living in hiding in a remote French farmhouse, living in exile in Paris for two years, arrest, two court cases, and constant surveillance.

The ultimate gamekeeper-turned-poacher story - an analogue version of the Edward Snowden affair.

Venue: Texture, Manchester

Doors: 7pm / Talk starts: 7.30pm.

*Please see venue website for admission (age restrictions) or accessibility information. Our talks may be filmed for promotional purposes.

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