Labour And Treason

Mr Oborne writing for The Spectator tells us about communist subversives at the heart of the  Labour Party. He does not quite tell us that the treason is very much continuing this very day.


Communism'sPoisoned Legacy From Which Labour Has Never Quite Recovered
Judging only by its electoral performance, the Communist Party of Great Britain was a near-total failure in the 20th century. It only secured a tiny number of MPs at Westminster, while the party membership peaked at just over 60,000 at the height of Soviet popularity during the second world war. But this public lack of success was misleading. The communists exercised considerable secret influence in universities, publishing houses, journalism and even the civil service for decades after 1945.

Its greatest power, however, lay inside the Labour party and the trade unions. It was perhaps especially strong in the National Union of Mineworkers and the Amalgamated Union of Engineering Workers. This strength survived long after the catastrophic Soviet invasion of Hungary in 1956. We know that the Transport and General Workers Union leader Jack Jones — who received effusive praise from prime minister Gordon Brown when he died in April this year — was a paid agent for the USSR, and in receipt of cash handouts from his Soviet handler Oleg Gordievsky as late as the 1980s.

The merit of Anatoly Chernyaev’s diaries is that they show just how cheerful and trusting was the relationship between Labour politicians and trade union officials and Soviet Communists. Reports of the Labour party General Secretary Ron Hayward confiding in the Soviets his plans to capture the party machinery by developing a cadre of young activists may sound quaint today. Not so in 1974, when the Cold War was at its height. There was a whiff of social disintegration in the air and the nuclear-armed USSR posed an existential threat.

These diaries indicate that, by the 1970s, an alternative government was in place, handpicked by Moscow to take over the apparatus of the British state once the Cold War was lost. There would be a Soviet-style power split: real power would rest in the chairmanship and the bureaucracy, with the politicians simply the front men. Some of the Labour men the Soviets were grooming were paid agents, others fellow travellers. Yet even front-rank politicians were pathetically anxious to reach some kind of understanding with the Soviet regime.

Even today we still do not possess anything like a clear picture of how far this penetration stretched. The lure of Moscow is recent. It remains quite staggering how many aspirant Labour politicians were either members of the communist party or, like the Justice Secretary Jack Straw, influenced by the CP at a time when it was controlled by Moscow. The former defence secretary John Reid, for example, was a CP member well into the 1970s, while Peter Mandelson was an influential Young Communist.

Indeed the New Labour government which has governed Britain since 1997 cannot be understood unless these communist influences are taken into account. Many of New Labour’s characteristics — its deep suspicion of outsiders, its structural hostility to democratic debate, its secrecy, its faith in bureaucracy, embedded preference for striking deals away from the public eye, its ruthless reliance on a small group of trusted activists — result from the early CP training of Reid, Mandelson and others.

So today’s revelations in the Spectator are not a recondite exercise in ancient history. They have a great to tell us about our very recent past and how Britain is still governed. Yet Soviet infiltration of the Labour movement remains a neuralgic subject on the left. One of Jack Jones’s brightest protégés was Gordon Brown. And when I approached Downing Street to ask the prime minister whether he would withdraw his outspoken praise for Jones in the light of the recently disclosed fact that he was a KGB asset and long-term traitor, the Prime Minister dithered and dawdled. At length Downing Street came back with a robust ‘no comment’. [ Is this code for Fuck Off? - Editor ]
Treason was afoot. Treason is afoot. Brown, Blair, Mandelson and Clarke are very much part of it.
PS The comments are rather more intelligent than many other articles attract:-

November 5th, 2009 5:52pm Report this comment

The neo-Stalinism of much of the Labour Party back in the 70s and 80s was fairly overt and it is not really surprising to find confirmation that there were formal links to Moscow. A couple of points come to mind. One is that the 'Broad Left' that controlled the National Union of Students for a good while in those days was a quite open alliance between the Communist Party and the Labour Party, so there was at least one instance where cooperation between the two was absolutely transparent. The other, though, is that at the same time the Labour Party Young Socialists - effectively its youth section - was a fiefdom of the Militant Tendency, which was an avowedly Trotskyist organisation. You would have thought that an organisation with so many Moscow-line communists in it would have made a point of stamping out a 'Trotskyite-Fascist' deviation - as they would have thought it - in their midst.

I wonder why they didn't. Perhaps they thought it was not worth the effort. Perhaps they tolerated a voluble Trotskyite organisation as a distraction from their own activities. Perhaps even - the thought has just occurred to me - Militant itself was a Soviet 'front' organisation allowed to operate in apparent opposition to Moscow for precisely the reason I suggested in my previous sentence. Now if it turns out that the leading UK Trotskyite organisation of the time was really a stooge of the Soviets then that really would be something.

Frank Leader

November 7th, 2009 9:53am Report this comment
The Milibands, David and Ed have a very communist background and upbringing. Perhaps the infiltration still continues. - [ Only perhaps?? - Editor ]


Censored Government Paper Proves Their Political Objective - Cultural Genocide [ 18 February 2010 ]
The Migrationwatch think tank has just released a copy of the uncensored Home Office Economics and Resources Analysis Unit and the Cabinet Office Performance and Innovation Unit document which proves that mass immigration to Britain is a political tool used by the Labour Party to socially engineer society for its own ends. This document was given restricted circulation in October 2000 and was obtained by Migrationwatch UK under a Freedom of Information Act request to the Cabinet Office. “The massive increase in immigration under Labour was a deliberate policy undertaken for ‘social’ as well as economic reasons,” said Migrationwatch............

According to Migrationwatch, Mr Neather went on to describe a Government policy document which he had helped to write in 2000. He said that “drafts were handed out in summer 2000 only with extreme reluctance: there was paranoia about it reaching the media.”
Vote Labour, vote treason Cultural Genocide is a crime against humanity when the Chinese do it to Tibet but when Labour do it to England it is different - according to them.


Labour Betrayed The British Army In Afghanistan [ 6 June 2010 ]
There are conflicting stories about what happened next. His public feud against General Menard was not Michael Yon's first campaign against an ally. He'd previously called out British Minister of Defense Bob Ainsworth over his country's lack of in-theater air support. "Mr. Ainsworth is lying to the British public about the helicopter issue in Afghanistan. Mr. Ainsworth tells the British public that British soldiers have enough helicopters. British troops are suffering -- even dying -- for those lies. Mr. Ainsworth is, in effect, murdering British soldiers by not resourcing them." To be sure, alienating America's key partner in the coalition did not endear him to the commanding generals running the war. But from Yon's perspective, he was reporting simple truths and protecting the lives of soldiers in the field.
The is from Michael Yon, an American who served for real with their Green Berets. He tells it like it is which is why he got kicked out of Afghanistan and Iraq.


Labour has always justified immigration on economic grounds and denied it was using it to foster multiculturalism. [ Labour has always lied - Editor ]. But suspicions of a secret agenda rose when Andrew Neather, a former government adviser and speech writer for Tony Blair, Jack Straw and David Blunkett, said the aim of Labour’s immigration strategy was to ‘rub the Right’s nose in diversity and render their arguments out of date’. Mr Neather said he helped to write the 2000 report which outlined a strategy to ‘open up the UK to mass migration’. The document was not published in its original format over fears of an adverse public reaction. Instead it was released a year later as a research document on the economic benefits of migration.


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