The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #89365   Message #1689931
Posted By: shepherdlass
10-Mar-06 - 08:23 AM
Thread Name: MI5 monitored Ewan MacColl
Subject: RE: MI5 monitored Ewan MacColl
Point taken, courtesy of Malcolm Douglas. "Scotch" was used in titles of some old song collections, wasn't it? I still can't help but visualize a pint when I hear the word, though. Then again, maybe this says more about me than the word and maybe, like the immortal Father Jack, the first thing that pops into my head in any given topic is the word "Drink!!!!".

Back on topic, we should remember how many people considerably to the right of MacColl were deemed worthy of monitoring by MI5 - didn't they keep a close eye on many in the Wilson government? I suppose the one thing these recent revelations show clearly is that MacColl's work was considered influential enough for them to bother.