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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:05 pm    Post subject: A great man maligned Reply with quote

The Beeb up to its old tricks again. Pity they didn't have a few moles embedded in their organisation - then they wouldn't be in the scandalous crisis they in now, hic!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20297888
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kpjf



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting link, thanks.

How the hell can you escape from jail and get all the way to Moscow!? I guess he had help, but still...

Actually, I just checked it on Wikipedia:

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Five years later, on 22 October 1966, he escaped from Wormwood Scrubs prison with the assistance of three men whom he met in jail: Sean Bourke, and two anti-nuclear campaigners, Michael Randle, and Pat Pottle.

The escape was masterminded by Bourke, who originally approached Michael Randle only for financial help with the escape. Randle, however, became more involved and suggested they bring Pottle in on the plan as well, as he had suggested springing Blake to Randle in 1962 when they were both still in prison.

Their motives for helping Blake to escape were their belief that the 42-year sentence was "inhuman" and because of a personal liking of Blake.

Bourke had smuggled a walkie-talkie to Blake to communicate with him whilst in jail. It was decided that Blake would break a window at the end of the corridor where his cell was located. Then between 6 and 7 pm, whilst most of the other inmates and guards were at the weekly film showing, Blake could climb through the window, slide down a porch and get to the perimeter wall, where Bourke would throw a rope ladder made of knitting needles over the wall so that Blake could climb over and they would then drive off to the safe house.

During the escape, Blake fractured his wrist jumping from the perimeter wall, but apart from that it all went according to plan. This incident is mentioned in the book Life by Keith Richards.

After the escape, it became apparent that the safe house Bourke had organised was not suitable as it was a bedsit that was cleaned by the landlady once a week, so Blake then spent several days moving between Randle and Pottle's friends' houses before Blake and Bourke moved in with Pottle until they were ready to get through customs and escape to the Soviet Union.
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sparks



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The Beeb up to its old tricks again


I thought you were talking about this:
http://www.eonline.com/news/362500/justin-bieber-poses-shirtless-selena-gomez-gets-twitter-support-post-breakup

before clicking on the link Smile
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scot47



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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tricks ? Not at all. The BBC is an organ of the British State - although they always try to maintain the fiction of independence.
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Cool Teacher



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eh? I dont know what you mean? I ddidn't know he was still alive but great man?????!?!?!? Pull the other one he was a traitor and a communist! Mad Maybe many people died because of his actions. Mad
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Traitor? Pah! Such bourgeois terms. He simply had a 'different loyalty'.
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fat_chris



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2012 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shake and Blake!

Warm regards,
fat_chris
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