24 June 2021

Feds under the bed 4 – a Liverpool professor becomes collateral damage

24 June 2021,
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Left: The first page of the statement by my father’s former wife Bea (Beatrice Martin) to the FBI on August 21, 1950. Centre top: […]


18 June 2021

Feds under the bed 3 – rummaging in the refuse

18 June 2021,
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Left: cover page of an FBI report by special agent Paul J Burke on Arthur Brandon Howell, January 17, 1945, describing him as a […]


14 June 2021

Feds under the bed 2 – Syd Williams, an unlikely target

14 June 2021,
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Photographs (clockwise from bottom left): Syd alongside the minesweeper he commanded in World War Two, Syd with my father in their San Francisco apartment […]


11 June 2021

Feds under the bed – part one of a four-part series

11 June 2021,
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Cutting: Brandon Howell (left) at an event in San Juan, Puerto Rico, in 1948 to support Henry Wallace’s campaign for US President. Photograph: Steve […]


Mark Drakeford Labour
14 May 2021

Hartlepool, Wales and winning back the Red Belt

14 May 2021,
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One of these days, the Labour party will actually have a grown-up discussion about an election. But over the last week or so that […]


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