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#61 Bazz

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 01:54 PM

I used to work in the Cabinet Office in the early seventies and I was a member of the Labour Party (and the Tribune Group).

I never heard of any restrictions on membership of any party (including far left).We had to go through what was known as positive vetting and I was accepted despite my political affiliations.

#62 WearyRhino

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:30 PM

I used to work in the Cabinet Office in the early seventies and I was a member of the Labour Party (and the Tribune Group).

I never heard of any restrictions on membership of any party (including far left).We had to go through what was known as positive vetting and I was accepted despite my political affiliations.


Maybe it was just the MOD. The OHP slide I was shown, at a 'security' presentation as part of my induction, had a list of left and right wing political parties and groups who were proscribed - CPGB at the top of the left, NF top of the right. LPYS some way down the left hand side.

LPYS was a battleground between Militant and Socialist Organiser at the time, so maybe that had something to do with it.

I too was positively vetted and passed despite being a de facto member of LPYS.

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#63 Northern Sol

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:12 PM

I'd be stunned if MI5 didn't have files of some kind on pretty much everyone.

It wouldn't be that hard to manage. The NHS can do it after all.


The NHS have a reason, almost everybody uses the NHS at some point and their "files" are just records of their dealings with the public. The vast majority of people (including lefties) will never come into contact with MI5.

#64 Wolford6

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 10:25 PM

When the DHSS built Quarry House in Leeds (the enormous building that looks like a power station sat next to the elevated bit of York Road), the top floor was for MI5/MI6.

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#65 gingerjon

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:13 AM

their "files" are just records of their dealings with the public.


And I would imagine the vast majority of MI5 files are similarly superficial.
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#66 fieldofclothofgold

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:07 PM

When the DHSS built Quarry House in Leeds (the enormous building that looks like a power station sat next to the elevated bit of York Road), the top floor was for MI5/MI6.

It was nicknamed the Kremlin too and It got that name from the staff too
but you and I weve been through that and this is not our fate.
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#67 Shadow

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:35 PM

When the DHSS built Quarry House in Leeds (the enormous building that looks like a power station sat next to the elevated bit of York Road), the top floor was for MI5/MI6.

Of course it was :rolleyes:
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#68 Steve May

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:40 PM

Moreover, some years ago (depressingly 30) when I was employed by the Ministry of Defence I was informed that membership of the Labour Party Young Socialists was proscribed. The LPYS was the youth wing of The Labour Party for under 25s.


My parents met in the LPYS. I am, literally, a child of the Labour Party.

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#69 Steve May

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 04:49 PM

Mere membership of the Labour party - hardly.

If you had been an MP then I could believe it.


I'm pretty sure that MI5 will have pretty fat records on all MPs. Especially Labour ones.

MI5 have a track record of actively trying to bring down or prevent Labour governments,

Hardly. MI5 aren't the Stasi, they don't have the resources to have a file on every Labour member.


It has been admitted in Parliament that at one point in the 70s MI5 had files on several million British citizens. I understand the current officially admitted figure is something like 420,000 people. You can, of course, multiply that a few times to get the true number.

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#70 Steve May

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:00 PM

When the DHSS built Quarry House in Leeds (the enormous building that looks like a power station sat next to the elevated bit of York Road), the top floor was for MI5/MI6.


I don't know about that but there is an MI5 office in Leeds.

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#71 Northern Sol

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:52 PM

I'm pretty sure that MI5 will have pretty fat records on all MPs. Especially Labour ones.

MI5 have a track record of actively trying to bring down or prevent Labour governments,


It has been admitted in Parliament that at one point in the 70s MI5 had files on several million British citizens. I understand the current officially admitted figure is something like 420,000 people. You can, of course, multiply that a few times to get the true number.


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#72 WearyRhino

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:47 PM

It's OK, I have just looked at the MI5 website and they say they don't do any of this sort of stuff and I am now reassured.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:50 PM

If someone goes to Boston, they should contact me and then follow my instructions to the letter.


Come on then, spill the beans. Boston/Cape Cod is being narrowed down as my holiday destination this year.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:04 PM

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#75 gingerjon

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 07:53 AM

I take a Marxist standpoint


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#76 l'angelo mysterioso

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 09:44 PM

goty back this morning

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#77 Bedford Roughyed

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:01 PM

Glad you enjoyed it.
With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:15 PM

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Sounds like a great trip.

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#79 Wolford6

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 12:04 AM

My son went there with his girlfriend a few weeks ago and came back with her as his fiancee.

Is there anything you want to tell us?
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Glad you enjoyed it.

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:09 AM

best meal: corned beef hash with eggs over easy and home fries in this diner which was just how I imagined they were

best beer: all of it. The beer in NY and Washington for that matter is fantastic

best night out: seeing Johnny Winter at BB King's

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most moving experience: ground zero and the vietnam memorial

best trip: washington to NYC by train. It was like being in a springsteen video.

in fact it was all a total blast-places, people the lot.

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