David Shayler is back in the news
The last we heard of him, he had become a Digger and was living in a squatted farm.
This is what happened next.
The Mail reports:
A little over a decade ago David Shayler was a renegade MI5 agent turned whistleblower who was facing prosecution under the Official Secrets Act.
Today the 43-year-old has become a squatter – and yesterday showed off his ‘alter ego’ as he dressed as a transvestite complete with false breasts, mini-skirt and ginger wig.
In recent weeks friends and family of the former spy believe he has suffered a ‘severe breakdown’ after first calling himself ‘The Messiah’ and moving into an empty farmhouse in the Surrey countryside.
He now sees nothing wrong in dressing as a woman whom he calls ‘Delores Kane’ and declares that the ‘world will end in 2012’.
Last night his former partner and fellow spy Annie Machon spoke of her sadness at Mr Shayler’s plight as she maintained he had suffered a breakdown.
Miss Machon, 40, who now lives in Dusseldorf, Germany, with her new partner blamed the Government and the intelligence services for causing Mr Shayler’s current condition.
‘I believe David is a good and honourable man but he has had a some sort of severe breakdown. He was a great public speaker and now he is like this.
‘I do blame the Government and the intelligence agencies for what he has become and they have ruined his life.’
Meanwhile, Mr Shayler spoke of his new life with eight other squatters with whom he moved into Hackhurst Farm in Abinger Hammer, near Dorking, Surrey at the end of June.
‘I know in my heart that I am Christ and I am here to save humanity,’ he began.
‘I am here to show humanity the way and to show unconditional love and that includes murderers and pederasts.’
Who would have ever guessed that an obsessed conspiracy theorist might end up… going completely potty!