An organisation set up in 1919 under the name National Propaganda. Its name was changed to the Economic League in 1924. Its main early functions were corporate propaganda and spying on the left. From about the 1950s its main role became blacklisting workers regarded as being 'subversives' in some way.
The League was closed down in the 1990s and a successor body, called Caprim set up.
Publications on the Economic League
- Labour Research Department What is the Economic League? Labour White Papers No. 23, Labour Research Department, London, 1927.
- Labour Research Department What is the Economic League? Revised Edition, Foreword by Ebby Edwards, Secretary, Mineworkers Federation of Great Britain, Labour Research Department, London, 1937.
- Labour Research Department Who is Behind Them?, May 1953.
- Labour Research Department A Subversive Guide to the Economic League 1969.
- Mike Hughes Spies at Work, Printed version ISBN 0948995053, 1 IN 12 PUBLICATIONS, 1994.
Economic League publications
- Economic League, Subversion in Industry, Economic League (London and South Eastern Region), February 1958
- Economic League, The Agitators: Who the are. How they work. What they want. Service To Industry Series, Booklet No. 3, London: Economic League Central Council, No date. Most propably published in the latter half of 1974.