Punch Magazine
Mark Hollingsworth
23 May-5 June 2001

'Spooks in the House'

"Punch can reveal for the first time that his chief contact was Geoffrey Tantum, an MI6 officer since 1969 who had served in Jordan, Aden and Kuwait. From 1992 until his retirement in late 1995, Tantum was head of MI6's Middle East section. The two met every six weeks. The minister and the MI6 officer traded information and contacts candidly about the Middle East as Aitken had maintained close contact with his Arab business associates."

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