Soviets longest serving agent dies

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  1. From The Times:

    The full story, which I posted here because I think it's is actually quite interesting, is here.
  2. 93 years on the planet - and learned nothing.

    That's sad.
  3. Should have sent her on exile to one of those existing comunist state like N. Korea
  4. Its appalling that she went completely unpunished for her treason.

    Since she loved the Soviet ideal so much, she should have been stripped of her UK citizenship and put on a plane to Moscow. In Russia she could have lived the socialist dream - starving in her decrepit bedsit, surrounded by social decay, and rendered penniless by currency crashes caused by Communists-turned-gangsters stripping the economy.

    Ah, but of course true socialist idealists prefer to live in the comfort created by the capitalist system....
  5. Should have been done, served her time in jail (life for treason?), and if she ever got out, stripped of citizenship and sent to North Korea to live with her red mates.

  6. A communist who voted for labour, why am I not surprised.
    When she was identified as a traitor at the grand old age of 87, she should have been sentenced to life in prison.
    Lets hope she’s berried in Russia or at least in an unmarked grave over here.
  7. And one who a Labour government decided not to prosecute when the revelations came out. Well, what do you expect from a party chock full of Soviet sympathisers and "ex-" communists :roll:
  8. Have to agree with the sentiments here-treason should never be left unpunished-I recall from the time the story broke that some of her family disowned her-she should not be mourned.

    Interestingly enough-I got the news story from the Russian Language service of BBC news on line-as at now (1140 BST) there is still nothing on the English news page. Why might that be...?
  9. If she had of been giving secrets to the French or anyone else (non red, non Labour fan base) she would have been locked up, the Soviets only slightly worse than the frogs.

    A traitor no argument.... but hey its ok, most of the cabinet are fellow travellers :evil:
  10. Putting aside with difficulty her obvious treason and the punishments not handed down, this really was an extrordinary woman and it's one hell of an "achievement" to keep schtum and not get caught for all those years. Can't help admiring the lass for that. Seemingly, she also had a fantastic line in British understatement:

    “I loved Lenin. But old Joe, well, he didn’t turn out so good. He wasn’t a hundred per cent.”

    Quite a woman, whichever side of the curtain you were on.
  11. Photographing docs after the boss has gone home and keeping quiet about it because she may have spent the rest of her life in prison does not IMHO make for any respect.

    Traitor pure and simple, but on that note this crime is not seen as a "crime" any more the post modernist notion of everything being ok and relative, nothing is right or wrong....unless it goes against the fools in universitys, the media and the left
  12. They let off a woman who leaked our nuclear secrets, and tried to prosecute the GCHQ woman who leaked details of Blair's scrabbling attempts to find ammunition for his war by bugging Kofi Annan and others - bugging at the UN is an open secret anyway!

    So, it just shows where the priorities of the new Nazi party lie.

    She should have been offered a choice - die in prison or in a Moscow apartment.
  13. Gentlemen, console yourselves with the fact that this woman and many like her lived to see the triumph of decadent western capitalism and the death of the Soviet empire. They must all have been well and truly gutted by that!
  14. AndyPipkin,

    Somehow I doubt it. When has reality ever encroached on a, "True Believer"?

    There are still myriads of them in my part of the UK.

    Just this morning, Embra has banned the sale of petrol in jerrycans until G8 is over - they ken fine who they're dealing with.
  15. Yes, what a load of nonsense! Lip-service policing to inconvenience the majority. If I were a petrol-bombing soap-dodger, I would drive in, fill up the tank, decant the petrol into bottles using a siphon and repeat as required.

    Why not ban glass bottles?