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MI5 Helped blacklist Irish workers


Polaris555

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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.
 


pippakin

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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?
 

Dub01

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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?
 

Didimus

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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.
 

EUrJokingMeRight

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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.
 

Ex celt

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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.
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
 

eoghanacht

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Sounds like yous a good nigga.
Whereas you're a drug dealing one that hangs around with Romanian child traffikers isn't that right aspherical123/kimora/polaris?
 

eoghanacht

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Didimus

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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
My sarcasm was wasted.
 

eoghanacht

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tokkie

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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.
These signs were more evident in the 1950s. By the 70s they were not nearly as visible.
 

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