Harold Wilson and MI6 - 1963-76

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Harold Wilson was the most successful Labour prime minister of the 20th Century, but was the subject of plots to remove him from power by the military, business and intelligence elites. No coup attempt against Wilson was ever launched in Britain, but his sudden resignation in 1976 followed years of speculation that he had been spied upon by the intelligence services. This podcast explores his often frictional relationship with Britain's intelligence services and the record of other Labour leaders, who were frequently viewed as illegitimate by Britain's upper classes and the security state.

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