An Agent of Influence: David Leask’s Job

16 Apr

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By Jason Michael

Rumour has it that David Leask is GCHQ’s man in the Scottish media. It’s only a rumour, but we can be absolutely sure British intelligence has its fingerprints all over the Scottish unionist press.

In two separate interviews with prominent independence supporting members of the Scottish media David Leask – a reporter at The Herald – was named in relation to “rumours” of his connection to the British Security Services. One described him as an “asset” and another as an “agent of influence.” There’s no proof of this of course, but rumours are still delicious. Apparently a number of journalists in Scotland have been whispering for a while that Mr Leask is one of GCHQ’s men in Scotland. This rumour only piqued my interest more when he blocked me on Twitter yesterday the moment I suggested his connection to a particular British government facility in Cheltenham.

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