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141. Tittle Tattle (Summer 2013) [Lobster #65 Summer 2013) (free)] [Free Article]
... much deeper and wider in his inquiries, but his report showed plenty of nefarious results of the corrupt networks of influence in the worlds of press, police and politics extending over many years. Criminal trials may reveal yet more about Murdoch, the Met and the Chipping Norton set. Then perhaps Murdoch, the South Yorkshire Police and the Margaret Thatcher set followed by Murdoch, the 'war on terror' warriors and the Tony Blair set? The Birtists The demise of BBC director general, George Entwistle, was hastened by a lacklustre performance before the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee.7 He was accompanied there by David Jordan, the BBC's director of editorial standards and policy ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 18  -  28 Jan 2013  -  URL: http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/free/lobster65/lob65-tittle-tattle.pdf
142. The crisis: an historical perspective (Summer 2014) [Lobster #67 (Summer 2014) (free)] [Free Article]
... it, and the winter of 1978-9 saw a series of stoppages which caused great inconvenience to the public while suggesting that the government had (like Heath five years before) lost control of events. The fallout cost Labour the 1979 General Election and let in Mrs Thatcher's Conservatives. This is where the great change really started. The Thatcher governments, in power from 1979-1990, were increasingly dominated by disciples of Hayek and Friedman. Leading Cabinet Ministers such as Chancellors Sir Geoffrey Howe (1979-83) and Nigel Lawson (1983-89) and Industry and then Education Secretary Sir Keith Joseph (1979-86), believed that the crisis of stagflation and ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 18  -  29 Mar 2014  -  URL: http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/free/lobster67/lob67-the-crisis.pdf
143. Publications and Book Reviews [Lobster #6 (Nov 1984)]
... to me to be unexceptional, although there are sections on the organised crime scene in Australia in which the Nugan Hand operations fitted. As the Australian crime/politics story unfolds this may turn out to be more interesting than it first appears. And let's hope that McCoy, now living in Australia, is working on that material . RR Thatcher and Friends: The Anatomy of the Tory Party Ian Ross (London 1983) This might have been a very good book, but inclusion in Pluto's 'Arguments for Socialism' series means: no index, no footnotes, and the scantiest of documentation. In some of this series this hasn't mattered too much, but with a subject like ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 18  -  01 Nov 1984  -  URL: http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/online/issue06/lob06-09.htm
144. The Anglo-Rhodesian Society [Lobster #22 (Nov 1991)]
... the Anglo-Rhodesian Society, and discovered that, as usual with the British right, there was no substantial account of it. Here is the result of an initial trawl. Future historians of the Conservative Party may discover that upon its heart in the 1960s "Rhodesia" was indelibly graven.(1 ) With the arrival of Mrs Thatcher in 1975 came "the New Right", with about as much claim to be called "new" as had the "New Left' a decade earlier. Although the Tory right has a history with the same kinds of continuities and discontinuities as the Labour left, it lacks a detailed historical record like there is of the Labour ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 17  -  01 Nov 1991  -  URL: http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/online/issue22/lob22-02.htm
... member of staff' were the villains of the piece, and that the allegations were mostly based on fantasy. This is misleading. What is true is that MI5 has never admitted to any wrongdoing during the Wilson premierships and that it was officially cleared of plotting in Parliamentary statements made by two Prime Ministers - James Callaghan in 1977 and Margaret Thatcher in 1987. But in fact the accusations, first made by Wilson himself and published in The Pencourt File, (1 ) nearly ten years before the appearance of Spycatcher, (2 ) caused considerable private turmoil in MI5; and they were based on fact not on imagination. What browsers of the MI5 website do not learn is ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 17  -  01 Dec 2000  -  URL: http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/online/issue40/lob40-08.htm
... (1965-70) Friedman was seen as a lunatic. ' Friedman is Milton Friedman, the public face of monetarism in the 1970s, who became prominent in the UK after 1976, the year he won the Nobel Prize for Economics. His belief in the centrality of controlling the economy's money supply was adopted by the Tory right around Thatcher, who had rejected Keynesian notions of the state managing the economy. Previous to this, in 1972 when they were faced with rising unemployment, Edward Heath's government had pulled all the levers at the state's disposal to increase demand in the economy. Unfortunately the British bankers had already persuaded the government to change the rules governing bank lending21 and ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 17  -  20 Oct 2016  -  URL: http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/free/lobster72/lob72-view-from-the-bridge.pdf
147. Deception in High Places by Nicholas Gilby (Book Review) (2015) [Lobster #69 (Summer 2015) (free)] [Free Article]
... Deception in High Places a history of bribery in Britain's arms trade Nicholas Gilby London: Pluto Press, 2015, p/b , £14.00 This is very good: clearly written, massively documented1 and carefully done. Mark Thatcher, for example, some of whose wealth is widely believed to come from BAE's 1985 Al Yamamah deal with the Saudis, isn't mentioned. What might be sayable on the Net is not sayable in print.2 What can be safely said is impressive enough. I was surprised by how much could be found out given a tenacious researcher and a couple of dead participants in the trade who left revealing documents.3 Bribery exists because, ...
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148. The view from the bridge (Winter 2012) [Lobster #64 (Winter 2012) (free)] [Free Article]
... The view from the bridge Robin Ramsay The right madness I was flipping through Richard Cockett's Thinking the Unthinkable (Fontana, 1995) about the influence of the 'think tanks' on the Thatcher revolution, and noticed a quote from a 1968 Fabian pamphlet on the then politically insignificant 'New Right' – essentially the Institute for Economic Affairs – and read this short statement of their central belief. The IEA and its ilk sought: 'perfect competition in which rational consumers indicate their preferences to profit-seeking producers by means of prices under conditions of perfect information. ' (p . 157) There are two 'perfects' and a 'rational' in that sentence. I have never met a ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 17  -  14 Dec 2012  -  URL: http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/free/lobster64/lob64-view-from-the-bridge.pdf
149. The View from the Bridge (Winter 2014) [Lobster #68 (Winter 2014) (free)] [Free Article]
... British Secret State, over a thousand names and brief cvs of publicly identified or identifiable secret state employees.1 5 In 1989, publishing such a list seemed worth the (theoretical) risk of prosecution. Today it wouldn't. What has changed? Then it seemed worthwhile to stick two fingers up to the British state, headed by Margaret Thatcher, by revealing (minor) state secrets. Today we have Cameron and Clegg, imitations of Tony Blair, Thatcher's successor, who hardly matter. Then, influenced by research on the 'Wilson plots', the secret state seemed important and powerful. These days it doesn't seem so significant. Would the average MP today be more afraid ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 17  -  18 Oct 2014  -  URL: http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/free/lobster68/lob68-view-from-the-bridge.pdf
150. Destabilising the Wilson government 1974-76 [Lobster #11 (Apr 1986)]
... (c ) www.lobster-magazine.co.uk (Issue 11) April 1986 Last | Contents | Next Issue 11 Wilson, MI5 and the Rise of Thatcher Covert Operations in British Politics 1974-1978 Destabilising the Wilson government 1974-76 1975, the year that saw the formation of NAFF, was also the second year of an unprecedented smear campaign against the Labour Party, and, to a lesser extent, the Liberal Party. The major target of this campaign, and as far as we are aware the only senior politician who has been willing to talk about it, is Harold Wilson. Wilson spoke most extensively to the journalists Penrose and Courtier ( ...
Terms matched: 1  -  Score: 17  -  01 Apr 1986  -  URL: http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/online/issue11/lob11-08.htm
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