The 22 May Manchester bombing saw the murder of 22 people, mostly young girls. The actions of the perpetrator, Salman Abedi, were evil. Nothing, however, happens in isolation. And two decades ago, under the Conservative government of John Major, a shocking event took place; the consequences of which reverberate today. But successive governments have ensured that little information came out; even though a top secret MI6 document shows exactly what occurred.
This exposé includes comments from former MI5 whistleblower David Shayler, who tried to ensure that the full facts were revealed. There are also comments from his former MI5 colleague Annie Machon, including a recent video interview in the aftermath of the bombing. And there are quotes on the wider context of the story from journalists Paul Mason and John Pilger.
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