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41. The Perfect English Spy (Book Review) [Lobster #29 (Jun 1995)]
... down side there is another endless account of Burgess and Maclean, Philby, Bunt et al, in whom I was never very interested. It might be bulging with new information; I just don't know (or care). There are some striking omissions. Not a word on nuclear weapons, for example, and only one reference to IRD, on page 145: 'On the crazy edge of that effort [to recruit students and trade unionist 'sleepers'] were F Branch's dirty tricks. In co-operation with the Foreign Office's Information Research Department, MI5's agents were encouraged to disrupt subversive organisations, even impregnating lavatory paper with an itching substance at halls hired by communist organisations ...
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42. Enemies Within? (Book Reviews) [Lobster #29 (Jun 1995)]
... go? Something like this? 'Listen old boy. Can't tell you the source, of course - need to know - but take it from me we have evidence, hard concrete evidence, that the KGB is funding the party. It is absolutely solid gold. ' Nudge, nudge; wink wink. Thus emboldened by official sources - IRD, I would guess - they took the fact of CPGB influence on the trade unions, and added the assumption of Soviet control. What a thrill to be part of the anti-subversion lobby in 1974 and 5! All their theories were being substantiated! The Russians ran the CPGB, which ran the unions, which ran the ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 13  -  01 Jun 1995  -  URL: http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/online/issue29/lob29-08.htm
43. The View from the Bridge [Lobster #30 (Dec 1995)]
... , but that is the outfit he means.) Vialls believes that the shooting was part of the demonization of Libya prior to the bombing of that country by the USA, with British assistance. Vialls' attempt to prove that he committed a murder everyone else thinks done by someone else is unique, as far as I am aware. IRD: new material, old lies Another flurry of newspaper articles about IRD's early years occurred in August based on the release of some hitherto secret government files on the department. The only new piece of information I noticed in the press reports was in the Times August 17 1995, 'Celebrity team used in secret anti-Soviet campaign'. ...
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44. Anti-communism as a profession: The Information Research Department [Lobster Special Issue: The Clandestine Caucus (199]
... the Party continued to play a significant role in the growth of labour militancy. Symbolised by Harold Wilson, a nominal 'left-winger' becoming Prime Minister in 1964, this perceptible shift to the left alarmed one group in particular, the professional anti-communist network in Britain, at the heart of which was the Information Research Department (IRD). For a supposedly secret agency, we now know quite a bit about IRD - certainly a great deal more than we did in 1978 when the organisation was closed. IRD finally got partly exposed because of its curious position of working with the intelligence services, but not for them; of being part of the Foreign Office but ...
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45. Post-war: private sector propaganda begins to regroup [Lobster Special Issue: The Clandestine Caucus (199]
... not clear how successful they were. For all this anti-Labour propaganda, Labour's total vote went up in the 1951 General Election. The Information Research Department In the labour movement the Trades Union Congress was working with the newly-formed, Foreign Office-based, political warfare executive, operating under cover as the Information Research Department (IRD), in an anti-communist drive. IRD was not an innovation. British politics since World War 1 is studded with clandestine propaganda operations involving the mass media of the day. The claims of massive post-World War 2 media penetration by Aims of Industry and the Economic League are reminiscent of the operations of the post World ...
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46. The Crozier operations [Lobster Special Issue: The Clandestine Caucus (199]
... . The Congress's press agency was detached, reorganised and renamed Forum World Features, and Crozier was appointed its director in 1965.(125) Crozier claims that 'In 1968 the KGB made a first attempt to wreck Forum';(126) and perhaps in anticipation of the day when Forum was 'blown', with other personnel from the IRD network Crozier set up the Institute for the Study of Conflict (ISC) between 1968 and 1970.(127) ISC The first funding came from Shell and BP but then, as Crozier puts it, 'the Agency [CIA] now came up with something bigger', and put him in contact with the American multi-millionaire ...
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47. The subversion hunters and the social democrats in the 1970s [Lobster Special Issue: The Clandestine Caucus (199]
... party, and the second most important part of the NATO alliance, is in the hands of someone who has spent the post-war years going to and from Moscow as an East-West trader! The rise of the left in the Labour Party and trade union movement, symbolised by the ascent of Wilson, was being monitored by IRD and its satellites, the Economic League, IRIS, Common Cause - and by Brian Crozier, who raised the alarm in the 1970 collection he edited, We Will Bury You..(73) Working the same seam - presumably for different sponsors - was former Army officer and Conservative MP, Geoffrey Stewart-Smith. In Stewart ...
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48. Common Cause and IRIS [Lobster Special Issue: The Clandestine Caucus (199]
... five years before. It set up a national structure with local branches - in 1954 there were 14 - published a monthly Bulletin, and distributed many of the standard anti-communist texts of the time, for example Tufton Beamish's Must Night Fall?; some, such as the 'Background Books' series, published and/or subsidised by IRD; and leaflets from the CIA labour front in Europe, the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU).(97) In 1955 Common Cause's 'Advisory Council' included: Tom O'Brien and Florence Hancock, both past TUC presidents;(98) Bob Edwards, General Secretary of the Chemical Workers Union, 1947-51; ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 27  -  01 Jun 1996  -  URL: http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/online/caucus/lobcc-04.htm
... increasingly like IRD's last stand.) The rest of the state's information and diplomatic services involved in the insurgencies frequently objected to this line, sometimes successfully. Quite why the rest of Whitehall put up with IRD's incompetent meddling until 1976 remains a mystery: Carruther's account of the politics of official propaganda does not get that deep. Anybody interested in IRD - or the wider issues of propaganda in British counter-insurgency policies - will find important new material here. A short version of this, concentrating on the IRD sections of the book, is 'A Red Under Every Bed? Anti-Communist Propaganda and Britain's Response to Colonial Insurgency', in Contemporary Record, Vol. 9, ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 24  -  01 Jun 1996  -  URL: http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/online/issue31/lob31-14.htm
50. Was there a 'communist threat'? [Lobster Special Issue: The Clandestine Caucus (199]
... imprecise at best. Initially, post-war, the major focus of the state's anti-communists seems to have been on the Soviet front groups - the friendship societies etc. Eric Shaw mentions that in 1953 the Labour Party's Proscription List suddenly expanded with information about these groups assumed to come from 'the Foreign Office [i .e . IRD] and Special Branch' run through the International Department of the Party.(163) This focus on the CPGB front groups seems to be attributable to two things. If Bower's recent biography of MI5 head Dick White is accurate, one is the inadequacies of MI5 in the post-war years.(164) The second is ...
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