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Mon 17 May 2021
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- Spinning the European Union: pro-European propaganda campaigns in the British media -- Andy Mullen
- In the beginning
- The first campaign (1962-63): Macmillan's application
- The second campaign (1971-72): accession to the EU
- The third campaign (1974-75): the 1975 Referendum
- The media
- Mob Rule
The Money and the Power: The Making of Las Vegas and its Hold on America (1947-2000) by Sally Denton and Roger Morris. London, Pimlico 2002. Reviewed by John Burnes
- The grand junction
- Fixing the convention
- Spook PR - Corinne Souza
- T-shirt PR
- Hatred of the USA
- World vision statements
- Spook PR and Policing al-Qaida
- Spook PR and War with Iraq
- Saddam Hussein's PR
- New Labour Notes
- Ah, the wonderful private sector
- Mandy finds a new benefactor
- Lobbying news
- New Labour and Israel
- Banking on the City
- Mea Culpas
- Faking it
- Hospital waiting lists
- Street Crime
- Targets unattainable? Lower the targets!
- Ambulance response times
- Doctors' working hours
- Unemployment figures
- Welfare fraud figures
- Labour Party website
- Historical Notes -- Scott Newton
- Kenneth De Courcy
- A Good Companion?
- A note on Arthur Anderson and Co -- John Burnes
- Post-war expansion
- The View from the Bridge
- Wishing and hoping
- Spook think
- Tell me lies about Iraq
- Men who would have been king
- The smack of firm government
- Vindication - in spades!
- Sudan and slavery: disinformation and the Telegraph group
- Election fraud
- First pick your voters
- If you can't steal them, invent them
- Bring out your dead
- Blind them with science
- Dead whales
- Ransome SIS not KGB
- Korean germ warfare
- Radar and cancer
- How many divisions does the Pope have?
The Real Odessa: How Peron Brought the Nazi War Criminals to Argentina by Uki Goni, London Granta Books, 2002, £20. Reviewed by Simon Matthews
- Secret peace talks
- Peron emerges
- The high point
- The bigger point
- Harold Weisberg
- Roddy Scott
- Harry Irwin
- The party of business and the business of parties
Labour Party plc, by David Osler, Edinburgh Mainstream Publishing, 2002. Reviewed by Colin Challen MP
- Reducing the position of the trade unions
- Do far cats call the tunes
- Print (Book Reviews)
- The Father of Spin: Edward L. Bernay and the Birth of Public Relations by Larry Tye. New York, Owl Books. 2002. Reviewed by Garrick Alder
- Double Fold: Libraries and the Assault on Paper by Nicholson Baker. London, Vintage Books. 2002. Reviewed by Philip Conford.
- Five Days in London -- May 1940, by John Lukacs, London, Yale University Press. 2001. Reviewed by Simon Matthews.
- Bacardi -- The Hidden War by Hernando Calvo Ospina, London and Sterling VA, Pluto Press. 2002. Reviewed by Richard Alexander.
- British Counter-Insurgency by John Newsinger, Basingstoke (UK), Palgrave. 2002.
- Everything You Know is Wrong: the Disinformation Guide to Secrets and Lies by Russ Kick (ed.), New York, the Disinformation Company. 2002.
- My Granny Made Me an Anarchist. The Christie File: Part 1, 1946-64 by Stuart Christie. www.christiebooks.com
- Value Wars: The Global Market versus the Life Economy by John Murtry. London, Pluto Press. 2002.
- The Making of New Labour's European Policy by Russel Holden. Basingstoke, Palgrave. 2002.
- Pariah: Misfortunes of the British Kingdom by Tom Nairn. London, Verso. 2002.
- The Years of Lyndon Johnson: Master of the Senate by Robert Caro. New York and London, Alfred Knopf. 2002.
- The Euro: The Battle for British Hearts and Minds by Brian Burkitt and Andy Mullen. www.congressfordemocracy.org.uk
- From Les Raphael, a comment on Garrick Alder's reference to the Zinoviev letter story
- From Phil Edwards, on Russ Kick's review of his book, Your are Being Lied to
- From Larry Isles, on Scott Newton's Blair as Gladstonian imperialist
- Web Update -- Jane Afflick
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