Mudcat Café message #3571473 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #152671   Message #3571473
Posted By: GUEST
30-Oct-13 - 02:48 PM
Thread Name: Scottish republican socialist songs
Subject: RE: Scottish republican socialist songs
The press report you listed refers to the Scottish Republican Socialist LEAGUE, a short lived breakaway group from the SRSC, They lasted a few months and grassed each other up in the police cells and turned Queen's evidence against each other in court. All with the exceptions of Peter Wardlaw and Alex Ramsay. If you had read all the press reports at that time you would see that was the case. Also, if you were on our site you might have seen my errata to the misogynist work of fiction and fantasy, "Britain's Secret War", glorifying the League:totally useless as a source of reference. It has so many errors of fact.

There have been a few other copycat groups that have come and gone over the years, which may confuse you, but we are the original and consistent real MacKay.

If someone told you about that abortive incident in advance then that would have been in keeping with them at the time and explains why they all ended up being convicted.

I was not fortunate enough to have met Jim MacLean at that time, but knew of his songs and records and am pleased to know him now. Morris Blytheman, aka Thurso Berwick and many others in the folk scene, were members or fellow travellers. I don't think I have had the pleasure of meeting yourself.