Where did I say that his affiliation was to Mi5, or indeed state the nature of the agency?Ah stop. Hollingsworth's only attempt in the direction of journalism has been a book about David Shayler and MI5. There are a rake of lads around who were let go at the end of the cold war and ended up starting consultancies which are little more than detective agencies where they offer 'contacts' and mysterious sounding skills to companies and individuals under the umbrella 'risk management'.
The chances of MI5 using a guy with his background and visibility are vanishingly small. They have a consultancy on Brooke Street in London chock full of MI6 retirees who spend their days monitoring activists on behalf of corporations. Why would they need to muck about with a bin-searcher like Benjamin Pell and a fellow like Hollingsworth.
I'm sure he'd love to be connected with MI5 but in fairness seeing as he has been all over the print media for bin-searching around the Al Fayed case he'd be pretty much useless to them. The fact that he was even using his own name is a bit of a giveaway.
Why are you commenting in such detail on a thread,when you plainly haven't read the source material it is predicated upon?
Also, I've made quite clear that it's not Hollingsworth per se is the concern