Britain: Mr. Smith Goes to Paris

The reservation had been made for "Mr.Smith," but when the passenger arrived at the Manchester airport for the early-morning flight to Paris, he was recognized as Arthur Scargill, Marxist leader of the British mineworkers union. Scargill, the London Sunday Times reported, had been on his way to a secret meeting with a Libyan official described by French intelligence as a liaison between the regime of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi and international terrorists. A mineworkers' executive later went to Tripoli and met with Gaddafi.

Scargill insisted that the purpose of his Paris trip was merely to consult with French unionists and denied...

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