This is the full story of the right wing subversive organisation "The Economic League", which became known for its secret blacklisting activities on behalf of big business, but which has been also involved in anti-democratic conspiracies since the First World War.
Produced largely as a result of the successful campaigning of LEAGUEWATCH, this book traces the links between the League and international fascism, describes the operation of the League's "blacklist" and gives a blow by blow account of the campaign to expose the League and the League's ultimate collapse.
A frightening vision of the power of the Right and its links with the secret state. Complete with a detailed "Who's Who" of individuals, companies and organisations involved, this book is invaluable.
"... a fascinating study on the origins of the Economic League and its significance as a right wing pressure group as well as a political vetting agency" - Mark Hollingsworth & Charles Tremayne.
"Mike Hughes deserves congratulations for putting together a history of the League from its beginnings in 1918 to its demise 2 years ago. Especially so as SPIES AT WORK is available on computer disk giving researchers and readers the chance to call up very quickly any references to individuals connected to the League or the names of companies that used to subscribe to the League's dubious services. Recommended." - Labour Research