The cranks at SpinWatch got their knickers in a twist trying to explain why they have 209 pages dedicated to its own imaginary conspiracy ‘The LM Network’ (but only 27 to the Security Industry):

“The rationale for profiling the LM network on spinProfiles is not any one of its principal characteristics but rather their combination; these being: a pro-corporate agenda, corporate funding, a significant focus on influencing youth; its organisational extent; and a lack of clarity about its origins, methods and purpose. This profile of the LM network is necessarily spread over a number of pages as a consequence of its extensive and disparate nature and the lack of formal public links between its components.”

Indeed it is true that there are no formal links between the Royal Institution (founded 1799) the Irish-born poet Louis Ryan (who left Britain more than twelve years ago) the General Medical Council and the London International Research Council (which closed sometime around 2001).

Post-script: SpinWatchers removed the Royal Institution’s category [LM Network]

Still, there’s no reason to let the truth get in the way of a good story. So where there are no links, the SpinWatchers will be happy to make up links of their own.

Of course, the real reason for all this conspiracy-mongering is just to try to smear people who have pointed out SpinWatch’s own tawdry alliances with reactionaries like anti-immigration campaigner Simon Ross (who writes most of the ‘LM Conspiracy’ pages), Tory MP Zac Goldsmith and other deep green eco-extremists.

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