The screaming title of this news is half refuted by the story itself.
The title resemble something that MI5 (the Secret Service of UK) was spotting some leftist leader just on prejudice, or something else.
In fact, they were surveilled because defector from Soviet Union said they were KGB agents travested as Labour legitimate leaders.
The article cites, obliquoly Golitsyn, quoting Christopher Andrew on the possiblity that PM Harold Wilson could be himself a KGB agent: "However, a footnote in the 1,000-page history says that claims Wilson was a Soviet agent derive from conspiracy theories perpetuated by a KGB defector, Anatoli Golitsyn. Andrew adds: "Sadly, a minority of British and American intelligence officers … were seduced by Golitsyn's fantasies."
Yes, fantasies that came true in 94%, according to Mark Riebling.
The full article is here
MI5 put union leaders and protestors under surveillance during cold war | UK news | The Guardian
MI5 put union leaders and protestors under surveillance during cold war
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