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Thread #89365   Message #1685485
Posted By: greg stephens
05-Mar-06 - 07:29 AM
Thread Name: MI5 monitored Ewan MacColl
Subject: RE: MI5 monitored Ewan MacColl
Well, considering what Hitler was getting up to in Germany and Stalin was doing in Russia in the 30's, it is not particularly odd if the authorities tried to do a little monitoring on anybody trying to import the ideas into Britain. MacColl was a fanatastic singer, ideas man and song-writer. This should not blind us to the fact that his politics were indescribably loathsome.