“A LIE’S TRUE POWER CANNOT BE ACCURATELY MEASURED BY THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE IT’S DECEPTION WHEN IT IS TOLD, IT MUST BE MEASURED BY THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE, WHO WILL GO OUT AFTER HEARING IT, TRYING TO CONVINCE OTHERS OF IT’S TRUTH” – DENNIS SHARPE.
Politics is a dirty business, and anybody with a basic understanding of ‘Parapolitics’, especially in regard to it’s obvious connections to the ungodly rise of ‘Thatcherism’ in the 1970’s, may also have noticed the parallels with what we are witnessing in this country today.
In it’s simplest terms, Parapolitics is a term used to describe covert political activity, or a complete political system which contains elements of both the military and intelligence apparatus, which is hidden from the public.
With that in mind, it would be foolish to dismiss entirely, the links between what was happening in the years between the resignation of Harold Wilson in 1976, and Margaret Thatcher becoming Prime Minister in 1979 – especially now that her predecessor Edward Heath, has become the main focus of the mainstream-media led purge on alleged child abusers within the British establishment.
If the primary role of the intelligence agency that was behind a number of ‘smear campaigns‘ against a number of politicians in the 1970’s – especially if they were on the left of the political spectrum was highlighted, it may explain why certain names keep cropping up whenever establishment child abuse is discussed.
The intelligence agency that was central to those politically turbulent years was MI5, and the main role of MI5 was, and still is to prevent radical political change in Britain.
It has other roles of course, but for the purposes of this article, I will focus on it’s primary aim, which is to defend the state against those on the left of British politics, and continually works towards undermining them whenever possible.
In reality, however, very little is actually known about many of the domestic operations undertaken by MI5, but a recently unclassified document shows that as far back as 1940, an unnamed person in the U.S. state Department, was given information about MI5’s ‘central index of suspicious persons’ – which was basically, a list of people that were suspected of ‘Anti British Activity’.
That ‘list’ contained around 4,500,000 names, and was freely available to both Government Departments and the heads of British industry, and that was in 1940, so is it possible that similar lists were being used in the 1970’s and are in use today to identify so-called ‘subversives’?
And who is it that MI5 collects this information for?
Three obvious candidates spring to mind immediately; The State Itself, Employers, and of course the Conservative Party, although other agencies around the world are believed to have access via various exchanges of information between allies.
Articles published in the Guardian newspaper, in March 1981 revealed that the construction firm Taylor Woodrow were among a number of companies who had access to this list, and Taylor Woodrow is also one of the companies, who have documented links to funding various right-wing groups.
In August 1985, it was revealed that MI5 were directly responsible for the vetting of BBC employees, and during the 1970’s, ‘Common Cause’, the ‘Economic League’, the ‘Foreign Affairs Publishing Company’ and the ‘Institute for the Study of Conflict’, were all receiving information about the British left from MI5.
So going on what has been basically outlined above, can one safely assume that one of the roles of the Intelligence Services, specifically MI5, is to ensure that Britain is subtly, and covertly steered towards the right politically?
*Could it also answer the question that many were asking following the 2015 General Election, as to how the Conservative Party were elected with a small majority with only 36.7% of the electorate supporting them?*
And is it also possible, that smearing and undermining political opponents is only one method being used to achieve this?
I suggest this, because on May the 9th 1976, the Daily Telegraph published a report from Washington, titled “Campaign in the US to smear British MPs”, which said:
“Persistent efforts have been made in recent months to discredit leading members of the three major political parties, by planting derogatory stories about them on news agencies in Washington, it was claimed last night.”
A Dr. Edward von Rothkirk of Transworld News, was quoted as having received derogatory material on eleven MPs – a Conservative (Edward Heath), a number of Liberals (including Jeremy Thorpe, Clement Freud and Cyril Smith) and seven Labour MPs, one of whom was Harold Wilson.
*As history has shown, Thorpe was effectively destroyed and despite the rumours that were circulated about Clement Freud and Cyril Smith, the Liberals, (and potential allies of the Labour Party) survived.*