Manny Shinwell, (Baron Shinwell)

AZL flag holder TransparentEmanuel (Manny) Shinwell, Baron Shinwell CH, PC (18 October 1884 – 8 May 1986) was a Jewish trade union official, Labour politician and one of the leading figures of Red Clydeside the era of political radicalism (Communism) that characterised the city of Glasgow in Scotland from the 1910s until roughly the early 1930s. Shinwell was born in Spitalfields, London, but his family moved to Glasgow, Scotland. His father was a Jewish immigrant from Poland. An Independent Labour Party (ILP) member Shinwell returned to the Commons in 1935 to campaign vigorously for Britain to support the Popular Front government in Spain against Franco in the Spanish Civil War. In November 1947 an MI5 report recorded that cabinet minister Manny Shinwell had been passing information to a man named “Stanley” for Zionist terrorist group IrgunShinwell is the great uncle of Luciana Berger.
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