Special branch officers embedded themselves in women’s lives for months and years. They spent birthdays, family celebrations and Christmases with them, infiltrating their most private spaces.
PSOOL’s version of the 12 Days of Christmas will be posted on our social media feeds during the holiday period. They are designed to act as a reminder of how these abusive deployments functioned. As the women were receiving tokens of these men’s affections, believing them to be from their loved ones, the reality was they were spying on them and reporting their findings to their superiors.
Every ‘gift’ referenced in these posts was given by one of the spycops to one of the women.
Here is the full version:
On the twelfth day of Christmas my #spycop sent to me
A cold frame for our seedlings
Pair of combat trousers
Book by Primo Levi
Several sob stories
friends under surveillance
Home made nut roast
Additions to my file
And an impostor with a fake ID.