News: Police Raids Against Enemies of the State

14th November 1988: BBC Breakfast News reports on a series of dawn raids carried out by the Security Service and Police arresting dissidents and "suspected enemies of the state" on the orders of the Home Office. The Government had become increasing concerned at the actions of certain right wing politicians and leading establishment figures including judges and senior members of the armed forces and took this pre-emptive action to prevent a coup d'etat.


  1. This is quite scary reading ...

    I'm hooked ...

  2. Same here - I keep thinking of 'Sleeping Dogs', which is based on 'Smith's Dream' by CK Stead. Then we had the 1981 Springbok tour and the very strong possibility of civil strife!