Crozier country: Free Agent: the unseen war 1941-1991

Lobster Issue 26 (1993) £££

Brian Crozier HarperCollins, London, 1993 This is a very interesting book which greatly adds to our knowledge of the clandestine shaping of British politics in the 1970s and 80s. It is also a book which, like Chapman Pincher’s Inside Story, will repay repeated re-reading. But amidst all the new material a surprising amount of […]

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The KGB Lawsuits

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Lobster Issue 33 (Summer 1997) £££

Brian Crozier Foreword by Sir James Goldsmith The Claridge Press, London, 1995, £12.95   One of the odd things about the James Goldsmith Referendum Party gambit in the recent election is the way the mass media collectively chose not to refer back to the last great Goldsmith campaign – his hunt for the Red […]

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Brian Crozier, the Pinay Circle and James Goldsmith

Lobster Issue 17 (1988) £££

[…] ISC on how the Institute thought it should be handled and it was gratifying that the Pinay Committee had been so delighted with the finished result. Mr Crozier said that M. Violet, who had commissioned the report on behalf of the Pinay Committee, had come to London with M. Pinay during that week and […]

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Defector Politics: or, grooving with Mr G.

Lobster Issue 29 (1995) £££

[…] as the then Lobster. I’m flattered that Mr G has heard of Lobster but the KGB bit was just a little smear from Mr G’s current sponsors. Crozier gets first bite The present burst of G-exploitation false-started in 1993 with Brian Crozier’s memoir, Free Agent. On p. 115 he named Labour MPs or former […]

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The Andropov Deception

Lobster Issue 10 (1986) £££

Publications The Andropov Deception John Rossiter (Sherwood Press, London 1984) ‘John Rossiter’ is Brian Crozier, long-time asset of British and American intelligence agencies. (see Times 29 October 1984), and this is quite the worst – and worst-written – thriller I’ve read (even worse than The Spike). Rather like The Spike, the Andropov Deception is […]

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Truth Twisting: notes on disinformation

Lobster Issue 19 (1990) £££

[…] anything is just funny. But the level of ignorance on the American right is so high, almost anything is likely to be believed. Where too is Brian Crozier? Since the Langemann papers identified Crozier as a Pinay Circle member who was engaged in setting up a ‘transnational security organisation’, little has been heard of […]

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The Big C: Further notes on ‘conspiracy’

Lobster Issue 24 (December 1992) £££

[…] is generally omitted — and is from Coleman’s book.) This was reviewed in the December 1990 edition of the conservative British journal The Salisbury Review by Brian Crozier, who would only be flattered to be described as one of our leading cold warriors. Declaring an interest, Crozier describes how he was appointed by the […]

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The Pinay Circle

Lobster Issue 8 (1985) £££

[…] with ties to western intelligence agencies, including MI6. The circle met on the 5th and 6th of January, 1980, in Zurich. Attending were: Violet, Count Huyn, Brian Crozier, Nicholas Elliot (ex MI6), General D. Stinwell (Stilwell?) (ex US Defence Intelligence Agency – DIA), and someone called Jameson (ex CIA). They discussed executive matters including: […]

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New Labour, New Atlanticism: US and Tory intervention in the unions since the 1970s

Lobster Issue 33 (Summer 1997) £££

[…] has never made any grants to the left that I can trace. Dulverton rates a couple of mentions in Brian Crozier’s memoirs Free Agent (HarperCollins, London, 1993). Crozier speaks highly of General Douglas Brown, manager of the trust in the late 1970s, who was able to facilitate contacts with the Shah of Iran at […]

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The British Right

Lobster Issue 16 (1988) £££

[…] apparently conceived in December 1985 at a two-day pro-Contra conference in London. Speakers included the ubiquitous Alfred Sherman (then still with the Centre for Policy Studies), Brian Crozier, and a trio of Americans – Charles Lichenstein, Robert Dornan and Lynn Bouchey. (Searchlight January 1986) The conference was organised by ‘radical right’ Young Conservative, Marc […]

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