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361. Spooks [Lobster #41 (Summer 2001)]
... sections of the right wing press and the security establishment, his insider information was very useful. But a few paragraphs further on he wrote this: 'Not all whistle blowers are motivated by a desire to expose corruption, crimes or wrongdoing. In Spycatcher, Peter Wright famously exposed the cabal of MI5 officers who had plotted to destabilise Harold Wilson's Labour Government. He was motivated by a personal dispute with the service over his pension rights. Not long before his death, he admitted on national television that he had made up the Wilson Plot. By then, though, it was too late because the authorities had na vely tried to ban the book rather than hold an independent inquiry ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 80  -  01 Jun 2001  -  URL: http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/online/issue41/lob41-22.htm
... owed considerably less to his somewhat undistinguished war record than it did to the entree into the world of high politics provided by his affairs with a number of well connected married women. His marriage to Lord Curzon's daughter, Cimmie, consolidated his position within the country's governing elite. Impatience for preferment led to his defection from the Conservatives to the Labour Party where he was welcomed with open arms. Both he and his wife became Labour MPs and in 1929 he became a junior minister in the Labour government. Mosley did not allow his membership of the Labour Party to interfere with his playboy life-style, a life-style that included a succession of affairs with upper class women ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 45  -  01 Jun 2001  -  URL: http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/online/issue41/lob41-35.htm
... between free market capitalism and social democracy has little guidance to offer at the international level. ' Tim Dunne and Nicholas J. Wheeler, 'The Blair doctrine: advancing the Third Way in the world' conclude (p . 74): 'The good intentions of assisting the independence of the East Timorese have been undermined completely by the fact that Labour did not take a principled stand on the question of arms shipments to Jakarta. ' Mark Wickham-Jones, 'Labour Party politics and foreign policy', concludes pp.109/110: 'How could the claim about an ethical dimension be reconciled with the continuance of arms manufacturing so important to the UK economy? In retrospect, disappointment ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 39  -  01 Jun 2001  -  URL: http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/online/issue41/lob41-40.htm
364. Managing the World Economy (Book review) [Lobster #41 (Summer 2001)]
... economy became competitive with the West German one. Which was the idea. A more recent example is that of Britain's forced ejection from the ERM in 1992. Far from being mainly inflationary in its effect, sterling's release from a deflationary straightjacket blunted the effects of the early nineties recession and set the British economy onto the road of which New Labour is now so proud. The current government front bench were, of course, enthusiastic supporters of British entry into the ERM in 1990, and at the overvalued rate which subsequently forced our exit. No doubt they thought sterling was simply hitching an anti-inflationary piggy-back ride on the German mark. In essence, Mills holds ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 25  -  01 Jun 2001  -  URL: http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/online/issue41/lob41-44.htm
365. The View from the Bridge [Lobster #41 (Summer 2001)]
... loans at cheaper interest rates and longer repayment times once the initial construction is completed to budget......." ' It's a racket, in short; and one the much vaunted razor-sharp minds at the Treasury didn't see. Why was Britain not in Vietnam?In a Sunday Times article of 29 October 2000 Labour MP Tam Dalyell wrote: 'I can now reveal that in 1967, I talked at some length to the head of MI6, the late Sir Maurice Oldfield, who helped to persuade [Prime Minister] Wilson not to accede to Lyndon Johnson's request to send a battalion of bagpipers (sic) to Vietnam. (Johnson wanted a token ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 25  -  01 Jun 2001  -  URL: http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/online/issue41/lob41-24.htm
366. Termini (Book reviews) [Lobster #41 (Summer 2001)]
... many other things: a law enforcement system dependent upon criminals licensed to operate by police forces in return for the parcelling-up of other criminals (or 'criminals') for conviction, guilty or otherwise; net snooping at work; Echelon and its cousins; the origins of the surveillance society in 19th century use of private detectives to break labour organisations; the history of so-called 'red squads'; the growth of federal law enforcement agencies and their intelligence gather-ing; the growth of private, political intelligence gathering from McCarthy to the ADL network blown in the 1990s; And much more, all done in a couple of hundred pages - a seriously impressive piece of ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 14  -  01 Jun 2001  -  URL: http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/online/issue41/lob41-42.htm
... and in December 1964, the Leyland Journal treated the loss at sea of 42 buses worth 300,000 as bad news: 'Leyland, with order books full, does not welcome the extra work. ' Cursed by slow delivery from underfinanced British component suppliers and starved of investment [diverted to car making subsidiaries acquired at the suggestion of the Labour government] Leyland lost out to GM in the Latin American bus market. Enter Jack Anderson No-one at Leyland appears to have suspected any skullduggery until 1975, when a Washington Post headline 'CIA Accused in '64 Thames Collision' appeared on a story from the Capitol Hill columnist Jack Anderson. Anderson and Les Wilton reported that sources in ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 14  -  01 Jun 2001  -  URL: http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/online/issue41/lob41-03.htm
... (c ) www.lobster-magazine.co.uk (Issue 40) Winter 2000/1 Last | Contents | Next Issue 40 The Rebel Who Lost His Cause: the tragedy of John Beckett MP Francis Beckett London House, 1999, 20 John Newsinger John Beckett has always been an enigma: the fiery left wing Labour MP who became one of Mosley's fascists, an unrepentant anti-Semite and war-time internee. How to explain this trajectory? Francis Beckett's new biography is of particular interest because it is an attempt by the man's son, a left wing journalist (New Statesman education correspondent) and historian, to understand what his father became in the ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 97  -  01 Dec 2000  -  URL: http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/online/issue40/lob40-17.htm
369. Spook-wise: MI6 and Clare Short [Lobster #40 (Winter 2000/1)]
... Issue 40) Winter 2000/1 Last | Contents | Next Issue 40 Spook-wise MI6 persuaded Clare Short, the Secretary of State for International Development, to task them to give her early warning about coups in Africa. (Independent 23 July 2000) MI6 now have a license to roam throughout Africa. The spooks must love having Labour in office, terrified to oppose anything they ask for. Hitherto secret Whitehall committee trying to deal with unauthorised exposure of intelligence material was itself exposed in the Sunday Times 21 May 2000. A page of the Guardian (tabloid section) 24 September 1999 was devoted to the Ken Roberts/Kodak/MI5/dirty pictures case from 1964 ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 75  -  01 Dec 2000  -  URL: http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/online/issue40/lob40-07.htm
370. What Price National Security? [Lobster #40 (Winter 2000/1)]
... was no test of damage in that act unlike the situation in the UK [since the 1989 Official Secrets Act]. (2 ) John Wadham (Director, Liberty) said this was the first conference raising issues of national security and freedom of expression and asked why no-one from the authorities was present. Many members of the Labour government had been very critical of, and voted against the OSA 1989 because it allowed the prosecution of whistleblowers, but a Labour Attorney General consented to the prosecution of the author Tony Geraghty, Wylde and Shayler. Nick Fielding of the Sunday Times said that most of the debate was taking place in the courts and Parliament was left behind ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 48  -  01 Dec 2000  -  URL: http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/online/issue40/lob40-10.htm
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