Category:East-West Traders

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The official MI5 historian Christopher Andrew has stated that "some of the business friends [Prime Minister Harold] Wilson had made while involved in East-West trade during the 1950s attracted the unfavourable attention of the Security Service.[1]

Journalist David Leigh notes that many of these businessmen were Jewish emigrants, and that while some had British intelligence connections, many intelligence officers had "a deeply equivocal attitude towards Jews" influenced partly by antisemitism, and partly by anti-Zionism based on British experience in Palestine in the 1940s.[2]


  1. Christopher Andrew, Defence of the Realm, The Authorized History of MI5, Allen Lane, 2009, p.627.
  2. David Leigh, The Wilson Plot, Mandarin, 1989, pp.55-58.

Pages in category "East-West Traders"

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