I am being slagged off, therefore I am

Lobster Issue 25 (1993) £££

[…] after the exposure of his friend Anthony Blunt, not to mention his association with MOSSAD. Unfortunately Wright seized the opportunity to pursue his own vendetta against Roger Hollis, who is now known by all honest men to have been innocent of any involvement with the Soviets. This is, perhaps. the only merit of this […]

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An Incorrect Political Memoir

Lobster Issue 24 (December 1992) £££

This piece by Daniel Brandt began as a short letter commenting on my review of Right Woos Left by Chip Berlet (Lobster 23 p. 34). I wrote back and asked if he would like to expand it. And so he did, writing almost the whole thing at one long sitting. Anyone who joined the U.S. … Read more

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Forty Years of Legal Thuggery

Lobster Issue 9 (1985) £££

[…] (DCS) AS A ‘SPECIAL CONSULTANT’ 1977 LEFT DCS ASTOR, HON HUGH WALDORF B 20.11.20 MI5 (W) 1939 INTELLIGENCE CORPS LT COL EUROPE AND SE ASIA, ASSIST TO HOLLIS IN F DIVISION 1947 ASSIST MIDDLE EAST CORRESPONDENT ‘THE TIMES’ 1948 DIRECTOR HAMBROS BANK 1956 BOARD OF TIMES NEWSPAPERS 1959 DEPUTY CHAIRMAN 1967 RESIGNED 1963 HIGH […]

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Golitsyn

Lobster Issue 5 (1984) £££

[…] Angleton’s most devoted followers) in his book Legend; in this country via the likes of MI5 channels like Chapman Pincher, the ‘Fourth Man’ episode, and the so-called Hollis affair. Golitsyn now has a book out, New Lies For Old (London 1984) written with “the help of Western intelligence officials” (Sunday Times 11th March 1984), […]

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Maria Novotny: From Prague With Love

Lobster Issue 2 (1983) £££

[…] was only an average artist. (19) Coote had contacts in the Soviet Embassy and, interestingly, he was a golfing friend of the Director of MI5, Sir Roger Hollis. (20) Coote arranged a meeting at the Garrick Club. Accompanying Ward to this lunch was David Floyd, the Telegraph‘s correspondent on Soviet Affairs. Floyd was on […]

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The CIA: A history of torture

Lobster Issue 54 (Winter 2007/8) £££

On 8 March 1985 an attempt was made to assassinate one of the founders of Hizbullah, Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Fadlallah, by car bomb in Beirut. The attack failed in its objective, but there was some ‘collateral damage’. While Fadlallah was untouched, some eighty bystanders, men, women and children, were killed and over two hundred injured. … Read more

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The CIA, the British Left and the Cold War: Calling the Tune?

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Lobster Issue 49 (Summer 2005) £££

[…] 1953 the ESU, with funding from an American source described as a private donor, established a Current Affairs Unit under the direction of intelligence expert General Leslie Hollis and the chairmanship of Francis Williams’ (p. 175). I would need to see the evidence of the ‘private donor’; the presumption must be that this is […]

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One Boggis-Rolfe or two?: Philby: The Hidden Years

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Lobster Issue 38 (Winter 1999) £££

[…] sought to focus public attention on Philby. MI5 had long harboured suspicions that a Labour government might legally clip their wings. Both Furnival-Jones, MI5’s new D-G after Hollis, and Simpkins, his deputy, were lawyers. MacDermot’s impending promotion was read as a potential threat. From MI5’s point of view, knowledge of Blunt’s activities by either […]

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Sources

Lobster Issue 33 (Summer 1997) £££

Portland Free Press Portland Free Press, edited by Ace R. Hayes, with the legend ‘Tell the Truth and Run’ on its masthead, contains to produce important parapolitical material. The January/February issue had an extract from the 1991 deposition of Richard Brenneke, a pilot who claims to have flown missions for the Contras (which has not … Read more

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Notes on contamination

Lobster Issue 33 (Summer 1997) £££

Searchlight At the beginning of the essay on the Blairites above, I discuss the concept of political contamination, the denigration of people on the left by association – real or fictitious – with ideas or people on the right. The most enthusiastic users of the contamination device in Britain today are found in Searchlight magazine. … Read more

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