| Blacklisting Muslims: UK Construction firms pay compensation for neo-McCarthyite tactics!


| truthaholics

The Muslim BlacklistYVONNE RIDLEY, Counterpunch.

CONSTRUCTION giants Balfour Beatty, Kier, Laing O’Rourke and Sir Robert McAlpine are among 40 companies which have pledged to compensate thousands of workers who were unlawfully blacklisted and denied employment for years. The firms funded a clandestine agency which kept secret files on construction workers labelled as politically disruptive.

Quite how you can put a price on causing such hardship and distress to workers and their families remains to be seen, but this is probably one of the worst examples of McCarthyism that has, thus far, been exposed in Britain today. Personal files containing information dating back to the 1980s show that individuals were described in negative terms such as “militant ringleader”, “agitator”, “is a good worker but has proved to be very militant”, “do not touch”, and “that subject is a very bad troublemaker…

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