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Thread: MI5 Helped blacklist Irish workers

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    There should be a fully investigation into this. The UK secret Police are unaccountable. Even in the 90s it was going on. So if Paddy got a bit uppity and wanted his rights on the building site or was an active trade unionist etc, he found himself on a blacklist.

    MI5 linked to blacklist of Irish workers - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 24, 2012


    IRISH CONSTRUCTION workers were blacklisted by British construction companies during the 1970s with the help of British intelligence services’ records, the UK’s information commissioner suspects.


    Such files, he said, were more commonly held by the Consulting Association on Irish workers, who were being monitored more closely by agencies such as MI5 during the 1970s at the height of the Troubles.

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    Freddie Starr ate your hamster?

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    According to the IRA/PIRA the Irish were at war with the Brits. Is it any wonder the Brits may have believed their lies?

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    We knew this at the time, it's not news to us. Our phones were tapped, our houses watched, and files were kept. I grew up assuming this was common knowledge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pippakin View Post
    According to the IRA/PIRA the Irish were at war with the Brits.
    Surely it was the occupying British army who were at war with the Irish?

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    Heard it was nigh on impossible for an Irish person to get work in construction in the 70s/80s in the UK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Didimus View Post
    Heard it was nigh on impossible for an Irish person to get work in construction in the 70s/80s in the UK.
    Many were hired off the books and got less than their due. Sad times.

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    In the 70's once you got past the no blacks, no dogs, no Irish signs and then the MI5 blacklist you had little to worry about.

    MI5 were doing their job by the sounds of it. Their role is not to pander to the sensitivities of immigrants, but to ensure that in as much as possible there are no subversive types running about the place unsupervised.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Didimus View Post
    Heard it was nigh on impossible for an Irish person to get work in construction in the 70s/80s in the UK.
    Practically impossible if you were not irish.I worked on the sites summers of 78,79,80 and 81. Not an english accent within earshot. You heard wrong.You must have read it on p.ie

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    Quote Originally Posted by stopdoingstuff View Post
    Many were hired off the books and got less than their due. Sad times.
    Not sure that had much to do with MI5 .

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