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MI5 cold-shoulders Eric Hobsbawm request to see his file.


The distinguished Marxist, historian Eric Hobsbawn is now 91 years of age, for myself and for many he is an inspiration; he is partly responsible through his many books for my own deep interest in history and eventual entry on a degree course. He has made a request to the Security Service for access to his file; it seems that officials have denied him access. He was of course an active communist but now he can hardly be a threat to the state if he ever was.

I hope that someone at the Security Service will understand and change their minds: after all he is 91.

The link below is to a Guardian article:

MI5 cold-shoulders Eric Hobsbawm request to see his file | Politics | The Guardian .

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