posted on Jun, 27 2013 @ 02:38 PM
There was a lot more that could be added to the OP but you have to stop somewhere...
For instance some of those alleged to be behind the plot(s) - Mountbatten, Neave and McWhirter were all murdered by terrorists. As Greenman1 says
...it makes you wonder.
Lord Lucan disappeared late in 1974 and there are a number of threads to take you off at a tangent on him.
The intelligence agencies had been suspect for years Philby, McLean and Burgess were the enemy within and part of the establishment themselves. Yet
the "boys" were convinced a man who wanted liberty, opportunity and equality for all, especially in things like education and politics
("Socialism" as Wilson saw it) was a communist spy????? It was more to do with the fear of losing the invisible control on the nation that these
people already had to the classes below.
To balance things out though Mountbatten is also said to have thought a coup was unthinkable despite the thought of being a "Lord and Master" of
Britain perhaps appealing to his vanity. Harold Wilson was also supposedly the one Prime Minister whose company the Queen enjoyed most. But Her
Majesty has never let the confidentiality of her meetings with Prime Ministers and her feelings towards them be known.
Of course the one thing that seems obvious but I didn't address in the OP is that things didn't just stop when Wilson resigned. Because old style
"British Socialism" ended in 1976 and has never returned to Britain. At least not in government anyway. The ghosts of the past are still haunting us
Just to lighten up as well - yes I was a 70s kid and our generation should look back and smile as well at those lost days of our childhood. I
hated flares, tank tops, never owned a chopper bike and preferred the late 70s new wave sound of the Police, the Cars. Blondie etc. But now I do think
Slade and ELO were very under rated.
Oh and Knobby - Starsky and Hutch was the one TV show I was allowed to stay up late to watch. One of my favourite shows of the time.