|Exposed by||Colin Wallace|
One of the project's members, Colin Wallace, who was the press officer at the Army Headquarters in Northern Ireland, claims that in 1973, after MI5 became the primary intelligence service in Northern Ireland, the project began giving briefings to foreign journalists against members of Wilson's government. These briefings included distributing forged documents in an attempt to show that the victims were communists or Irish republican sympathisers leading a campaign to destabilise Northern Ireland or were taking bribes.
After his resignation, UK Prime Minister Harold Wilson claimed that he was the target of a planned military coup. He also denounced a campaign to smear him staged by members of MI5 in order to force his resignation. According to journalist Barry Penrose "Wilson spoke darkly of two military coups which he said had been planned to overthrow his government in the late 1960s and in the mid 1970s."
- Steiner Verlag, Franz (2006). Conspiracy Encyclopedia. Thom Burnett, pp. 158-159. ISBN 1843403811
- Wheeler, Brian (9 March 2006). "Wilson 'plot': The secret tapes". BBC News.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "plain text").
- Simon, Tomlin (2009). Sons of Soldiers. p. 177. ISBN 1427641951
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