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... the focus may be shifting towards the police. It is known that at Hungerford, the Thames Valley force made the approach to British Telecom. According to J B Hopkins (6 ): 'In some circumstances, the need for control of telephone traffc can first become apparent to those agencies who are 'managing' any peacetime emergency. Consultation with BT could result in actions, one of which might be the implementation of the Preference facility, as indeed happened at Hungerford' (emphases added) Apparently BT is able to decide for itself, so far as peacetime implementation is concerned, what action to take. It seems anomalous that a private company is able to overrule, perhaps on ...
... after World War I. All three dovetail, more or less; continuity is carried by individuals and themes spanning the period. Patrick Hannon, Harry Brittain and Henry Page-Croft, all Tory MPs during this period, appear before the first World War and were still politically active at the start of the second. Croft, Henry Page, 1st Bt. (1881-1947) Con. MP Christchurch, Jan. 1910-18; Bournemouth,1918-40. Parliamentary Under-Sec., War, 1940-5. A tariff reformer who created the National Party in 1917 and was associated with almost every dissident Conservative organisation thereafter, including the EIA, the Imperial Economic Unity Group, the IDL and the anti-appeasement lobby. ...
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