Blacklisting: the leaked document(s) that opened the floodgates (and the repercussions)



Phil Chamberlain’s excellent article, “Finding the blacklist“, reveals how the ‘Services Group’ blacklist held by the Consulting Association was discovered, as well as the events that led up to that. A much larger blacklist – of workers, ‘extremists’ and political radicals – was held by the Economic League (the predecessor to the Consulting Association’s). Much of that list was leaked and the story of how that took place has been told in part both here and elsewhere – notably via Spies At Work. The campaign to destroy the EL could be characterised, in retrospect, as ‘part one’ of a drama that eventually saw, some thirty years later, a £250 million payout to blacklisted construction workers, with the CA expose as the crucial ‘part two’. But, in some ways, it could be argued that the first domino to fall was an own goal by the…

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