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Police keep thousands of people deemed 'leftwing' or 'troublesome' out of work over three decades?

The police or security services supplied information to a blacklist funded by the country's major construction firms that has kept thousands of people out of work over the past three decades. The Information Commissioner's Office has revealed that records that could only have come from the police or MI5 have been discovered in a vast database of files held on 3,200 victims who were deemed leftwing or troublesome. Dave Smith, a 46-year-old engineer who had a 36-page file against his name and was victimised repeatedly for highlighting safety hazards on sites, including the presence of asbestos. The investigators uncovered an extensive database that was used by construction firms to vet workers they deemed to be trade unionists and troublesome – usually trade unionists. More than 40 construction firms, including Balfour Beatty and Sir Robert McAlpine, had been funding the confidential database, which recorded workers' trade union activities and conduct at work. http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/mar/03/police-blacklist-link-construction-workers Relax, I very much doubt your name is on that list...or is it? Nah, I very much doubt it. Not many troublesome users in here. Or is there? @BNP Paul: BNP have not been around for three decades (being the illegitimate child of the NF). Besides, I barely even care. A few hundred whingers prattling on about foreigners nicking all the jobs, I very much doubt your members would make a massive dent in the economy. @Disadvantageousnesses: You suprise me! @BNP Paul: Don't flatter yourself, I don't consider the BNP to have political views.

Asked By: - 3/4/2012
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Only three decades? The Guardian is wrong in that. Black lists in the UK are nothing new. The Economic League was set up in 1919, to monitor "subversive" activity, mainly trade unionist, Communists and left wingers in the Labour Party. But for a period it did include investigation of members of the Far Right. That's... More
Answered By: Lin Chung - 3/4/2012
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This cannot be true as the papers would never have been released !
Answered By: Ford Prefect - 3/4/2012
 
No not the police....... The Bilderberg Group were behind it!
Answered By: Christine H - 3/4/2012
 
you are a good one to talk of anyone being "victimised" when you keep evil company? I dont accept what you say.Its a lot of left wing nonsense that there seems so much of on these pages recently.
Answered By: Davy - 3/4/2012
 
So? All 10,000+ members of the BNP are banned from working in the police and prison services, and the government don't even bother to try and cover it up. Edit Ah, so you don't actually care about people being discriminated against because of their political views. I'm glad we cleared that up.
Answered By: BNP Paul - 3/4/2012
 
Lol no wonder there haven't been any strikes or disruption in the building trade for so many years, good on them! I wouldn't knowingly employ a trade unionist!
Answered By: disgruntled The cat with the hat! - 3/4/2012
 
I know someone who is on that list but I'm not going to lower the tone....o.0 10,000 divided by 60 million...lol...Do the math Paul...and 90% of them are just racist lost souls wandering about in their own bile blaming the world for their disability....pmsl.
Answered By: Black Panther - 3/4/2012
 
The Police? Really? I think your source is misguided. If any entity has a black-ball list, I think you will find far higher up the political food chain rather than Police.
Answered By: Jim - 3/4/2012
 
Nothing surprises me anymore.
Answered By: Blondie - 3/4/2012
 
And we still call this a free country! Just shows we are all still slaves to capitalism and anyone caught rocking the boat is thrown straight to the sharks
Answered By: corny - 3/4/2012
 
"Dave Smith, a 46-year-old engineer who had a 36-page file against his name and was victimised repeatedly for highlighting safety hazards on sites, including the presence of asbestos." - what a nightmare, a worker is blacklisted for bringing attention to the presence of asbestos. Apparently the tories on here would... More
Answered By: Guyzers - 3/4/2012
 
Whatever the conspiracy theory, you can rest assured that there is plenty of left-wing influence right across our society and strata of government... More
Answered By: Paul - 3/4/2012
 
LOL, the Economic League kept records on hundreds of thousands of people including me... More
Answered By: Jack H - 3/5/2012
 
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