When MI-5 Spied on and Plotted to Overthrow a British Prime Minister.

It all seemed much too good to be true.

Harold Wilson via Wikimedia Commons

Back in 1988, a very popular novel was adapted for the British screen, titled: “A very British coup”. The plot was about a fictional left wing prime minister, whose government was being destabilized by the secret services. This novel was written by a former Labour member of Parliament — Chris Mullin — who…