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identified. It was put to him in the course of the interview.
MR. TANSEY: Our submission is that therefore when you just look at the document yourself that
nobody could reasonably, legitimately say: “This is Tradecraft”; it is far too vague to allow inferences
of this sort to be drawn from this document, and I make the point, your Lordship, to contrast this
with the other documents in the case where clearly there is a Tradecraft inference to be drawn.
MR. JUSTICE BLOFELD: I have to look at this, do I not, now in conjunction with the statement of
Mr. E?
MR. TANSEY: Well, my Lord, your Lordship does have to consider that as well, yes.
MR. JUSTICE BLOFELD: Because, I mean, I am not quite clear, but my impression is - I mean I
only say that because it has only been served on the court this morning, and no doubt I shall be told
precisely how the Crown are putting it, but I imagine they are putting it basically that it is rather too
much of a coincidence for somebody else being run by Mr. Oschenko to have been told to deliver
something in Oporto.
MR. TANSEY: My Lord, but it was not.
MR. JUSTICE BLOFELD: In Portugal I should say.
MR. TANSEY: How could one possibly say that?
MR. JUSTICE BLOFELD: I entirely follow that. It may be that the Crown consider it in a different
way; that is how I approach it at the moment.
MR. TANSEY: My Lord, yes. In addition to this your Lordship may know how in fact Mr
Gordievsky deals with this, and has a very different way of looking at it from Mrs. C, and I gather
that the Crown will be putting it the way that - Mrs. C has got certain facts wrong it seems. So, that
is it, my Lord, and I wait for them to assist your Lordship upon that, but Mr. Gordievsky is at page
MR. JUSTICE BLOFELD: 189 of the statements?
MR. TANSEY: 189 in the middle of the page. He is asked for his opinion about the various maps
and he says,
“The marks on the map looked as if they could have an intelligence purpose. They could have been
marks on dead letterboxes, signal signs or agent meeting places … (read to word) … bus shelter.”
My Lord, I do not know what the latest information is about whether there was a bus shelter or not
in 1977. I wait for the Crown to assist on that as the most up to date information.
My Lord, if your Lordship uses other possibilities, that the crosses on the map are marks of the
route which a KGB contact was supposed to follow, probably stopping for a short period of time at
a bus stop before his meeting with the case officer in order to be checked. It is the bus stop that was
marked in a very small area that leads to this conclusion.
We wait to hear about the bus stops. My Lord, then, he says, and this is the interesting point at the
end, having said that the marks could have been (inaudible):