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On November 20th 1979 a distinguished-looking 72 year old, a knight of the realm, a royal courtier for almost 30 years and one of the finest art historians in the world, was about to reveal another, more sinister side to his character: this was Sir Anthony Blunt, Russian secret agent, the spy inside Buckingham Palace. In a career of treachery spanning three decades, he gave away the Allies’ most precious wartime secret: the D-Day invasion plans. He seems to have had a mania for betrayal. But he claimed to be loyal at least to the British crown. He undertook secret missions for them: to smuggle art treasures and perhaps to smuggle documents which the House of Windsor had to keep secret. Queen Elizabeth and the Spy in the Palace, Channel 4 2021
His treachery is proved by a detailed inspection of the German foreign policy documents of the Second World War. Edward VIII: The Traitor King, Channel 4 1995
… the swindle of life and the treachery of a God that can create disease and misery and crime – create things that men would be condemned for creating – that men would be ashamed to create. Mark Twain, cited Isabel Lyon journal 2nd February 1906
The treachery of the intellectuals. Julien Benda, French philosopher & novelist
It was treachery with a smile on its face. Margaret Thatcher, re Cabinet colleagues
Woe to thee that spoilest, and thou wast not spoiled; and dealest treacherously, and they dealt not treacherously with thee! When thou shalt cease to spoil, thou shalt be spoiled; and when thou shalt make an end to deal treacherously, they shall deal treacherously with thee. Isaiah 33:1
And if thou fearest treachery from any folk, then throw back to them (their treaty) fairly. Lo! Allah loveth not the treacherous. Koran 8:58
Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don’t have brains enough to be honest. Benjamin Franklin
Old age and treachery will always beat youth and exuberance. David Mamet
I have learned to hate all traitors, and there is no disease that I spit on more than treachery. Aeschylus
Treachery is noble when aimed at tyranny. Pierre Corneille
How easy it is, treachery. You just slide into it. Margaret Atwood, The Year of the Flood
Herbert O Yardley who lived an extraordinary life … He was the man who launched American cryptology … There’s even been talk of treachery … The remarkable allegation that Herbert Yardley in the summer of 1928 had sold American crytographic secrets to the Japanese for the sum of $7,000. Document: Pearl Harbor, BBC Radio 4 2013
He [Arnold] stands to earn £20,000, a lifetime pension and a British officer’s commission if he can deliver West Point. Which he plans to achieve by sabotaging the fort’s defences from within. Washington II, History 2021
After six long years the British are striking directly at the heart of the patriot cause in a bid to finally end the war. At the tip of the spear is the man who nearly took down the continental army with an act of betrayal. The turncoat Benedict Arnold is now a Brigadier-General army on the front lines of their latest strategy to crush the rebel spirit and rouse a loyal army to fight the patriots. Washington III
In 2015, something strange happened in British politics. A movement no-one expected. With a leader no-one predicted. And the start of the biggest political witch-hunt of the 21st century. Oh Jeremy Corbyn: The Big Lie ***** 2023
‘Antisemitic and a racist.’ ibid. The Jewish Chronicle front page
Nobody can fail to see that this was a concerted, orchestrated campaign. ibid. Moshe Machover
Senior officials in headquarters were actively working against Labour. ibid. Ken Loach
Starmer: A dangerous deceitful man who will do anything. ibid. woman
In 2017 the supporters of Jeremy Corbyn came close to putting him Number 10. But within three years his party had been crushed at the polls, and Jeremy and his grass-roots movement apparently dumped in the wastebin of history. What happened? And what destroyed the Corbyn project? And has it been destroyed? ibid. Alexsie Sayle
This is a story of injustice and the destruction of democracy. And deception on an industrial scale. ibid. caption
But for the establishment the sudden rise of Corbyn was terrifying. ibid. Sayle
But from the start Jeremy Corbyn’s biggest threat was from his own MPs. ibid.
Corbyn didn’t win the election but he got the largest increase in the share of the vote of any Labour leader since Clement Attlee in 1945. ibid.
The Smear that Stuck: ‘There is a big lie everywhere and one of the big lies of our time is the Labour Party being infested with Anti-Semitism.’ ibid. Machover
The Anti-Semitic smear hurt Corbyn but it didn’t take him down. ibid. Sayle
10th July 2019 BBC Panorama transmitted, ‘Is Labour Anti-Semitic? reporter John Ware. ibid. caption
‘Instead of that we went on the defensive. We tried to say we’re sorry.’ ibid. man
Behind closed doors, there was a secret war against him, being fought by his party’s own paid officials. ibid. Sayle
In London’s Ergon House a secret team were channelling thousands of pounds of campaign funds to the right-wing MPs of their choice. ibid.
In the end it was not paid officials who brought Corbyn down, but an MP [Starmer] who said he was on his [Corbyn’s] side. ibid.
I want to pay tribute to Jeremy Corbyn who led our party through some really difficult times. ibid. Starmer
Peter Mandelson, the architect of New Labour, has said he is working every day to undermine Jeremy Corbyn. ibid. caption
Was the colourless Starmer really an undercover saboteur? A sort of establishment spycop who infiltrated the Corbyn Project just to bring him down? ibid. Sayle
When Starmer became Labour leader in April 2020, many believed his pledges to continue Corbyn’s policies and united the Party. Starmer set out to wipe every trace of Corbyn from the Party. ibid.
Thousands of Labour Party members were witchhunted. ibid.
When QC Martin Forde at last published his findings in July 2022 it was by no means the total whitewash. ibid.