The evil of the blacklisters – how the Economic League was exposed

All the current interest in blacklisting with campaigners and victims successfully taking blacklisting companies to court reminded me of the work David Leigh and I did over the profoundly immoral  Economic League. These victims were people secretly prevented from working because they were trade unionists or political active. It is worth noting that Jon McDonnell has been a major supporter of the campaign against blacklisting.

Here’s our front page story in The Observer from 4th September 1988. We worked with an excellent team from Granada TV’s World In Action team. (Sorry about the scans – broadsheets are hard get into a page).

Economic league front1 (3)

Economic League inside 2 (2)