Gill Bennett


Another one for example is always been lots of conspiracy theory attached to the fate of so Roger Casement a famous nationalist, who was hanged for treason in nineteen, sixteen, as many is of conspiracy theories, regarding his diaries I mean just in context. Really casement had been A. Prominent. Colonial Office civil servant he was knighted for his achievements in exposing the misdeeds of what we would cold at multinationals in the Amazon in the Belgian Congo but he was also a strong Irish nationalist during the World War. He tried to raise at what he did. Raise an Irish brigade sponsored by the Germans which he. was going to get involved at us. Plotting to come to our full the eat, what would be the Easter rising now he was intercepted and arrested. But when he was arrested, his lodgings researched, and they found the lodgings some diaries which contained. Details of homosexual encounters with quite young boys, and this was used against him, and for many years that were of conspiracy theories. people say that British intelligence must forge sutton out. There was absolutely no truth in this, but over the years I spent a great deal time. Talk about this and trying to explain this. Actually, this is just wasn't the case. Eventually, it was proved by scientific means at the dodgers had indeed. Being his, but it's another example if cut because these things. Get caught up as you can imagine with current day politics. And of course, the Zinoviev letter to is very very relevant today we have the Russia report coming out a lot of news headlines about Russian interference a not only in this country, but also in the US and so. Tell us about this enough of letter. What is it? Why is it controversial? And why do we still talk about it now? It was a letter written in supposedly. In one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, four by squeaker who was the head of the commentator that was the Bolshevik Propaganda Organization in the Soviet Union and it was address to the British Communist Party executing them to greater revolutionary effort, not in itself was not shakily strange, because she was always writing letters to communist parties or later the world, encouraging them to revolutionary ethic,

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