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Tomlinson Case: Met Police Tried to Hide PC Harwood’s Disciplinary Record

The Guardian

22/7/12

The Metropolitan police attempted to keep the disciplinary record of PC Simon Harwood secret from the family of Ian Tomlinson, the newspaper seller he struck with a baton and pushed to the ground at G20 protests, it can now be reported.

Lawyers for the force tried and failed to argue that disclosing the litany of complaints about Harwood’s conduct would have breached his privacy, saying the officer’s disciplinary history did not have “any relevance” to Tomlinson’s death.

Harwood, 45, who was found not guilty of Tomlinson’s manslaughter on Thursday, had repeatedly been accused of using excessive force during his career, including claims he punched, throttled, kneed and unlawfully arrested people.

The jury in the trial were not told about the history of complaints, despite a submission from the Crown Prosecution Service, which argued that in two of the disciplinary matters he was accused of using heavy-handed tactics against the public “when they presented no threat”. More

British Taxpayers to Pay £350 Million Extra to EU

The Telegraph

22/7/12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The United Kingdom is expected formally to vote against the move to boost the EU’s budget by 2.8 per cent for 2013 – at a time when countries across the continent are struggling with austerity measures, shrinking economies and the eurozone crisis.

However, the system of qualified majority voting (QMV) means that the UK and its likely allies in opposing the increase – the Netherlands and Sweden – will not be able to block it.

Conservative backbenchers last night hit out at the increase which comes after David Cameron signalled last week that he would never campaign to take Britain out of the EU.

Mark Hoban, the Treasury minister, told MPs that the 2.8 per cent increase was an “unhappy compromise” that Britain was unable to block because of QMV. A meeting to approve the deal formally was scheduled for this week. More

Councils Make Half a Billion Pounds Profit from Parking

The Telegraph

21/7/12

Councils made more than half a billion pounds profit from parking last year, despite warnings that they should not treat motorists as “cash cows”.

Authorities in England and Wales saw their surplus from parking rise to £511.6  million in 2010-11 from £489.4 million a year earlier, according to an analysis of local authority accounts by the RAC Foundation.

Local authorities were warned by Mike Penning, the road safety minister, last year to stop treating motorists as an easy target to raise funds.

Town halls are supposed to use their powers to control parking to improve traffic flow and prevent gridlock on their streets.

They are prohibited from using these powers to bolster their income. However, many councils seek to get round this by earmarking the cash raised for other transport projects.

Currently motorists can be fined up £130 in London and £70 outside the capital for parking offences. Ministers are considering a plea from councils to increase the fines. The RAC Foundation figures show that the Tory-run Westminster council in central London made a £38 million profit from parking. Drivers now have to pay £4.80 an hour to park on the street in prime spots, such as near Oxford Street.

Outside London, Brighton, where motorists can wait more than a year for a residential parking permit, racked up a £12.7 million surplus, with drivers in the centre of the city now paying £3.50 an hour. Stephen Glaister, director of the RAC Foundation, said: “Local authorities need to be transparent about how they spend these ‘profits’ and demonstrate to drivers that the money raised is being used to make their lives easier, not more difficult.”

Peter Box, chairman of the Local Government Association’s economy and transport board, defended councils.

“Parking charges and fines are an essential part of keeping traffic flowing, pedestrians and motorists safe and deterring irresponsible drivers,” he said.

Freed, the ‘thug in police uniform': What jury weren’t told about the PC cleared of G20 killing

The Daily Mail

20/7/12








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  • PC Harwood was subject of TEN complaints: racially abusing and punching girl, 14, and threatening to set fire to her father’s home; road-rage attack; throttling suspects during arrests; and unlawfully accessing police database
  • IPCC says Harwood will face Met internal disciplinary proceedings

  • Harwood was due to face internal proceedings in 2001 after being accused of unlawful arrest, abuse of authority and discreditable conduct

  • These were discontinued when Harwood retired on medical grounds

  • He rejoined Met in 2004 as part of Territorial Support Group specialising in public order

  • Protesters staged demonstration outside New Scotland Yard

 

A riot squad officer was denounced as a ‘thug in uniform’ yesterday as he was cleared of killing an innocent bystander.

Ian Tomlinson died after PC Simon Harwood lashed him with a baton and shoved him to the ground.

The 45-year-old officer had an appalling record of complaints against him for violence in the years before the incident.

Yet such ‘prejudicial’ details were kept from the jury, who cleared him of manslaughter in a verdict described as a ‘joke’.family of Ian Tomlinson who died during the London G20 protests has vowed to seek ‘justice’ in the civil courts after the PC accused of his manslaughter was cleared today.

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Court Bans BBC From Broadcasting Film About U.K. Riots

The Guardian

20/7/12

Lawyers for the BBC are considering making a formal appeal against a court order that has banned the corporation from showing a dramatised film about the experiences of rioters who took part in last summer’s disorder.

The ruling from a judge prevented the docu-drama, which had been due to be broadcast on BBC2 at 9pm on Monday, from being broadcast “by any media until further order”.

The channel’s executives were forced to pull the film, which is based on the testimony of interviews conducted for the Guardian and London School of Economics research into the disorder.

A second BBC film in the two-part series, which is based on personal interviews with police officers and was scheduled for broadcast on Wednesday, is also banned under the order.

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The financial workings of the New World Order being exposed in the UK and US

Eyre International

20/7/12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I find it incredible that Gordon Bowden and I have uncovered the inner finances of the New World Order and much to our amazement we also learnt that someone else over in the United States was doing exactly the same thing.

Two high court cases are currently underway that had the media in both the US and UK not been censored it would have to be the biggest scoop of all time.

Our case at the Royal Courts of Justice is still in the hearing stage and needless to say despite the magnitude of the case not one single media has attempted to find out what this is all about.

The case involves a third party ex Arms to Iraq Investigator (name withheld) v Peter Eyre (Defendant 2) and Gordon Bowden (Defendant 3).

We consider the case here in London to be from the “Bottom Up” and involves apparent fraud (a civil defamation case) in which I published information provided to me by Gordon Bowden and to which I believed to be true about the Claimant which obviously is being contested. More

Could we witness a major “False Flag” at the London Olympics?

Eyre International

19/7/12

Is this the location for the next inside job?

 

With only a short time to go to the start of the Olympic games we see the British military machine swing into full action with the implementation of a  “No Fly Zone” in preparation for any possible stray aircraft that may have evil intentions.

Local residents also failed in their attempt to stop the missiles being placed on top of their flats at strategic locations around the venue as this was considered an essential element in protecting that “No Fly Zone.”

As someone once stated “More British soldiers will be active during the Olympics than in Afghanistan…….they went on to say “If Beijing could organize the games without this huge military presence, why does the UK turn this into a fully fledged war theater with missiles on rooftops and chemical warfare training”  ?

Lieutenant Colonel Brian Fahy explained, “An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) can be put in a backpack. They come in all sorts of sizes and it’s feasible they could be filled with something noxious and flown by remote-control.” The SAS troops underwent anthrax emergency training recently, and military presence has ramped up in London. Missiles have been installed on the rooftops of several flats as a precautionary measure, should any aircraft fly in the Olympic no-fly zone, and Reaper drones have been deployed to assist missile targeting.

I found the following report last month as being typical of the mindset of our Zionist controlled media – The Associated Press- Thursday, June 28, 2012

The unique collaboration is rooted in common threats the partners have faced since the Sept. 11 terror attacks on the U.S. and Britain’s own deadly suicide bombings in 2005.

Britain was America’s closest ally in Afghanistan and Iraq, making it a prime target of Islamic terror groups. And dozens of recent terror plots, including the 2006 plot to blow up nearly a dozen trans-Atlantic airliners, have been hatched within Britain’s sizeable Muslim population, more than 1 million of whom have ties to Pakistan.

I would like to add that all of the above incidents were all “False Flags” and certainly not carried out by any Islamic group…….this is a western ploy to keep the “War on Terrorism” alive when in actual fact there is no threat from any Islamic Group and Al Qaeda is purely a figment of their imagination!! More

Nick Buckles Tells MPs G4S Will Claim its Multi-Million Management Fee Despite Olympics ’Shambles’

RED ICE CREATIONS
19/7/12


The chief executive of G4S has insisted his company will still claim its £57 million management fee for security at the Olympic Games, even though the company has presided over a “humiliating shambles”.

Nick Buckles faced repeated criticism from a committee of MPs as he struggled to explain how the company had failed to fulfil its contractual obligations to provide more than 10,000 security guards for the Olympic Games.

That failure has forced ministers to assign thousands of soldiers and police officers to basic security duties. Mr Buckles told the Commons home affairs committee that his firm would meet all the Government’s additional costs for those deployments, and was prepared to fund bonuses for troops assigned to Olympic duties if commanders thought it appropriate.

However, he made clear that he believed his firm was still entitled to its fee for managing the security arrangements for the Games. G4S holds a £284  million contract to provide security staff for the Games, which includes a £57 million “management fee”. Challenged to waive that fee, Mr Buckles insisted it should still be paid. More

Don’t Forget Why Tony Blair is a Pariah in His Own Land

The Independent

19/7/12

 

 

Abandon hope of reading anything remotely original, all ye who enter here. That pre-emptive warning may be implicit in the byline above, but I make it explicit today because what you are about to enter is the tragically unlost Danteian tenth circle of hell that is Mr Tony Blair. If he bores the bejeesus out of this crazily obsessive student of his works, what on earth will another article about him do to those of you in better psychiatric health?

Before you tut, “No, not the bleeding Blair rant, not again,” and shift to my friend Mark Steel, a final plea for your attention. There is something scintillatingly fresh to be said of him after all. Mr Tony, the Daily Mail reveals, has become besotted with deep sea fishing. “And we’re not talking about him standing about on deck… dangling a rod over the side,” a friend is quoted as saying. “Apparently, he gets strapped into one of those high-tech seats with a harness, like in Jaws.”

Loss of power is a hateful thing to the average victim of undiagnosed narcissistic personality disorder, so no one will begrudge him the chance to replace the adrenaline rushes as he prefers. The difference of opinion only arises when the scent of rehabilitation brings him home. Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, here he is encircling the upper echelons of public life once again – and if his dream of rehabilitation is to be harpooned, we’re going to need a bigger boat. More

Hypocrite Clegg Spends Nearly £1 Million of Your Cash on 14 Advisers – and That’s Just for His Own Use!

Daily Mail

19/7/12

Nick Clegg hypocrisy

Nick Clegg was accused of hypocrisy yesterday after it emerged that his team of political advisers has ballooned from three to 14 at a cost to the taxpayer of £900,000 a year.

The figure represents the lion’s share of the £1.3million annual bill for the 21 Liberal Democrat special advisers.

Details of the increase, which is another breach of a manifesto promise, were slipped out in a Downing Street statement as MPs broke up for their 47-day summer recess.

Unpopular: Clegg's approval rating has reached a new low of minus 59, down from a heady plus 53 in the halcyon days of May 2010 when the Coalition was formedUnpopular: Clegg’s approval rating has reached a new low of minus 59, down from a heady plus 53 in the halcyon days of May 2010 when the Coalition was formed

In Opposition Mr Clegg pledged that a Lib Dem government would never burden the taxpayer with the bill for special advisers, nicknamed spads.

In September 2009, in a policy document A Better Politics for Less, he pledged: ‘The [Labour] government employs 74 special advisers, an increase of 90 per cent since 1995, at a cost to the taxpayer of £5.9million each year. More

Austerity measure to remain for decades whilst politicians carry out massive fraud

Eyre International

18/7/12

 

The financial King of the world himself Baron David de Rothschild who runs the Rothschild Banking Business today and who sees a New World Order in Global Banking Governance – Yes Folks that’s what he said – His Exact Words – The Rothschild’s have helped the British government since financing Wellington’s army to fight the French in 1815 and continue to pull the strings of the world today.

The true “Axis of Evil” – The City of London

The citizens of Britain have been warned we could face decades of painful austerity measures in order to get our country back into surplus and we all continue to sit back and accept what our extremely corrupt government tell us.

It is time for all the sheep in this country to become shepherds and start asking some serious questions as to how this state of affairs occurred and who was behind it……..You would be shocked to learn the truth.

I have always believed it is our duty of care to expose any form of corruption in this country but when one points a finger at our past and current Prime Minister or any of their corrupt cabal it becomes increasingly difficult for obvious reasons and you are certainly not likely to see any of this appear in the Zionist controlled media. More

London Olympics chaos as thousands more troops are put on standby for security

The Daily Record

17/6/12

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THOUSANDS more troops are on standby to police the Olympics, it was revealed yesterday.

And the potential call-up of 2400 more personnel could mean the UK military strength deployed in London this month is DOUBLE that in war-torn Afghanistan.

The extra military staffing emerged as bungling security firm boss Nick Buckles revealed he could have to quit over the fiasco.

And forces chiefs are furious at the chaos surrounding the security contract.

A senior officer said: “Plans have been made for further contribution because we have to anticipate problems could arise given the fiasco we have witnessed so far.”

The extra 2400 will bring the total troops committed to the Games to 19,400. There are just 9000 fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan’s Helmand province.

An MoD spokesman said: “The contribution to the Olympic security stands at 17,000 – including the extra 3500 announced last week. As regards to any further contribution, plans for national security remain in place.

“But we will not discuss these for obvious security reasons.”

G4S, headed by £830,000-a-year Buckles, admitted last week they could not train the 10,000 guards their £284million contract for the Games demanded. More

Libor Scandal: Was the Petrol Price Rigged Too?

The Telegraph

16/7/12

Motorists may have been paying too much for their petrol because banks and other traders are likely to have tried to manipulate oil prices in the same way they rigged interest rates, an official report has warned.

Concerns are growing about the reliability of oil prices, after a report for the G20 found the market is wide open to “manipulation or distortion”.

Traders from banks, oil companies or hedge funds have an “incentive” to distort the market and are likely to try to report false prices, it said.

Politicians and fuel campaigners last night urged the Government to expand its inquiry into the Libor scandal to see whether oil prices have also been falsely pushed up.

They warned any efforts to rig the oil price would affect how much drivers pay at the pump, which soared to a record high of 137p per litre of unleaded earlier this year.

Robert Halfon, who led a group of 100 MPs calling for lower fuel prices, said the matter “needs to be looked at by the Bank of England urgently”.

“We need to know whether the oil price has been manipulated in a similar way to Libor,” the MP for Harlow said. “This impacts on millions of people all round the country concerned about the price of petrol at the pumps.” More

£400,000 bullets to quell UK unrest

Press TV
16/7/12
UK Home Office wasted £427,000 on rubber bullets to quell unrest.
Revelations have been made in the British media about £400,000 rubber bullets bought by the country’s Home Office to put an end to any potential unrest in Britain.

Britain’s Home Office spent £427,000 on rubber rounds bought from abroad in order to quell unrest in the country while the bullets did not pass British safety standards, reported theIndependent.

In the wake of the unprecedented unrest which swept across Britain last summer, the Home Office bought the rubber bullets to help police and security forces quell any possible unrest in the country.

However, the Home Office’s annual account under a section titled “fruitless payments”, revealed that the spending was wasted because noncompliance with British safety standards meant British police forces could not use the bullets.

“The level of incompetence demonstrated in wasting taxpayers money on rubber bullets without thinking to check whether they meet UK safety standards is frankly breathtaking”, said David Hanson, the Labour shadow Policing minister.

Furthermore, the Police Federation of England and Wales said the spending was indicative of the several mistakes made in purchasing equipment as the Home Office’s accounts showed it formed part of over £800,000 of fruitless spending.

The revelations come as Britain’s Office for Budget Responsibility has announced that British people could face decades of painful austerity to be able to defuse a financial timebomb.

Soaring Green Energy Taxes Could Force Firms Out of UK as Industry Becomes Uncompetitive

The Daily Mail

15/7/12

 

 

 

 

 

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Industry will become increasingly uncompetitive due to soaring green energy taxes, according to the Government’s own advisers.

A shocking report has found UK manufacturers’ electricity bills are already significantly higher than those in other leading nations due to climate change levies. 

By the end of the decade, our green taxes will be double those in other EU nations and dozens of times higher than those in the US.

The CBI said the report showed measures announced by Chancellor George Osborne last year ¿ such as £250million to alleviate energy costs up to 2015 ¿ did not go far enoughThe CBI said the report showed measures announced by Chancellor George Osborne last year  such as £250million to alleviate energy costs up to 2015 did not go far enough

Industry groups said the report was ‘extremely worrying’ and could force firms abroad, where regulations are less stringent.

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) report looked at the iron and steel, aluminium, cement and chemicals industries in 11 countries, most of which have renewable energy policies.

These energy-intensive industries directly employ 600,000 in Britain and contribute nearly £50billion a year to the economy. 

Firms will be forced to pay an extra £28.30 in green taxes on top of the market price they pay for every megawatt hour of electricity by 2020 due to climate policies, according to the report by an independent firm. More

VERY IMPORTANT OPEN LETTER.

RODNEY SHAKESPEARE
14/7/12
We are being told a monstrous lie. We must revolt now against that lie or we are doomed.

The Office for Budget Responsibility, a UK government body, says the UK faces decades of austerity.

One part of the monstrous lie is that it’s all the fault of an aging population. The other part is that huge austerity is the only answer.

‘Decades’ means twenty, thirty, forty, even more years with no clear indication of there ever being relief. ‘Decades’ means misery, poverty, social disorder, vicious suppression, and some form of nasty, fascist state.

Yes, fascism is coming if the British public does not take immediate, tough, political action and demand that recognition be made that there is no need for the austerity. More than sufficient physical and human resources exist to solve any material problem, including that of an aging population (which the Office is claiming is the cause of the problem).

The factories exist; the farms exist; the talented people, wanting to work, exist; the technology exists, and, apart from existing technology, mind-boggling new technology is coming along all the time. How dare they condemn the nation to poverty forever!  More

Firm at Centre of Olympic Security Shambles ‘Has Seen Fee Rise by £53 Million’

The Telegraph

14/7/12

 

The company responsible for the Olympic security debacle is being paid £53 million extra for its work, after London 2012 organisers increased its “management fee” almost tenfold.

Confidential Home Office documents seen by The Daily Telegraph show that G4S has had its fee for managing civilian security staff for the Games rise from £7.3 million to £60 million.

The fee the company takes for running its Olympic office has risen more than 10 times faster than its spending on recruitment, the documents show.

The firm’s failure to provide enough staff for Olympic sites this week forced ministers to assign an extra 3,500 Armed Forces personnel to security work for the Games.

The new military deployment yesterday led to intense scrutiny of the contract and prompted calls for G4S to be banned from future government work.

The row over security added to the mounting sense of disarray around the Games, which start two weeks today. Olympic organisers privately admitted that the last two days have been the most challenging in the seven-year build-up.

British National Archives reveals documents on UFO sightings

Press TV
13/7/12
File photo shows an unidentified flying object (UFO).
The British government has released 35 previously classified files which document sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) by the military and the general public.

Released by the British National Archives on Thursday, the documents also reveal “a lengthy briefing on UFO policy to then Prime Minister Tony Blair’s office,” as well as a job description for the post of UFO desk officers.

The documents were released following a freedom of information campaign by Dr. David Clarke of the Sheffield Hallam University.

“We now have a fascinating insight into some of the extraordinary reports and briefings which passed over the UFO Desk on a daily basis and how its officers used logic and science in their attempts to explain ‘the unexplained’,” said Clarke.

The term UFO stands for unidentified flying objects or any unusual apparent object or phenomenon in the sky whose cause cannot be identified by the observer.

In June 2012, Nick Pope, a UK UFO expert also warned about the possibility of sudden alien appearance in London skies during the upcoming Olympic Games in the British capital, London.

“With the summer of mass events we are all on high alert for terrorism. But we must also cast our eyes further afield and be prepared for even the most seemingly unfathomable,” said Pope.

Human Rights Report Proves UK Hypocrisy

Press TV
13/7/12
The UK Foreign Office’s report ignores the deterioration of human rights situation in Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
In the last example of the British government’s political play with international concepts and norms, the British Foreign Office has published a one-sided report on human rights situation of 28 Middle Eastern and North African countries between April and June 2012.

The 2011-2012 Human Rights and Democracy Report highlighted the political and social situation in some countries such as Bahrain, Iraq, Israel, occupied Palestinian territories, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen.

While Bahrainis’ peaceful protests to achieve most primitive social and human rights, have been harshly cracked down by the Saudi-backed Al Khalifa regime, the UK Foreign and Common wealth office (FCO) claimed that the Arab county’s human rights situation has improved from April to June 2012.

This is while that some of the British Police and security officials are cooperating closely with the repressive regime of Bahrain.

The report is released while Saudi Arabia is currently facing the most serious and pervasive anti-regime protests. In recent days, Saudi security forces’ attacks on demonstrators using combat bullets have left three dead.

The FCO’s biased report has turned a blind eye on the deterioration of human rights situation in Saudi Arabia, claiming that the situation has improved during recent three months.

A Big Thank-You From Robert Green

Robert Green’s Blog

13/7/12

 

This is a brief blog to thank everyone who provided such marvellous support whilst I was imprisoned in Aberdeen.

I was touched by the overwhelming kindness of so many people around the world who wrote to me and the compassion displayed especially towards Hollie Greig and those who, like her, have suffered similar ordeals.

To those of you who came to demonstrate on my behalf outside the jail and in the city of Aberdeen, I cannot find the words to adequately express my deepest appreciation. The strength of the support was felt not only by me, but by the whole prison, it seemed.

Many of you were concerned about my treatment in prison, but I must say that I was looked after with the utmost humanity and consideration by the officers, governors and perhaps most importantly of all, my fellow prisoners, who were unfailingly kind to me. Contrary to what is sometimes thought, there is a lot of goodness within prison walls and I am convinced by my own experience that most of the people are certainly not fundamentally bad by any means. Often, they are paying dearly for perhaps one serious mistake or having the misfortune of suffering from a difficult background. More

Bungling Olympic Security Firm Trains 3,300 Teenagers to Guard the Games in £284m Debacle… But Some of the A-Level Students Seem More Keen to Snooze and Listen to Their iPods

The Daily Mail

13/7/12

 

  • Teen guards ‘behaving like children’ during training exercises
  • Security firm G4S accused of jeopardising public safety
  • Troops set to be drafted in to fill shortfall
  • Theresa May said Logoc will impose penalties on the firm for the me

 

Sitting in the back row of a classroom, a young man listens to music through bright red headphones

Next to him a woman is slumped asleep across her desk.

This was the scene at a recent training session for Olympics security guards recruited by G4S.

It was photographed by a fellow student appalled by the poor calibre of those hired by the beleaguered security firm.

The picture will offer fresh embarrassment for Olympic chiefs coming ont he day it emerged that hundreds of A-level students have been hired as front-line security guards at the Games.

They are among 3,300 teenagers recruited from colleges around Britain to help form a ring of steel at the venues.

Chilling out: A trainee listens to music while a blonde woman to his right slumps across her desk fast asleepChilling out: A trainee listens to music while a blonde woman to his right slumps across her desk fast asleep

 

Security experts expressed alarm that youngsters aged 18 and 19 had been entrusted with searching spectators and bags.

And some accused G4S, the private security firm, of jeopardising public safety by recruiting the students on £8.50 an hour to  cut costs.

A whistleblower told the Mail: ‘Some of the people on that course you would not hire to empty a dustbin. You are talking about really poorly educated, slovenly yobs.

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Israeli President Shimon Peres Cancels Olympics Trip Over Shabbat Observance

TOT

12/7/12

 

LONDON – President Shimon Peres has cancelled his visit to the Olympic Games in London due to the refusal of the Olympic organizing committee to allow him to sleep in the Olympic village over Shabbat night.

The Israeli president, despite not being religious, does not travel publicly on Shabbat and will therefore not be able to attend the Olympic opening ceremony.

The President’s office has been working on the visit to London for months. Peres had planned, along with dozens of other heads of state, to watch the opening ceremony in 17 days.

However, when his staff realized that the ceremony will go on for hours and will end at the beginning of Shabbat at sundown on Friday afternoon, they began looking for alternatives to travel back to his hotel by car.

They sent an official request to the organizing committee through the Israeli embassy in London and the Israeli Olympic committee to allow Peres to sleep on Friday night in the Olympic village, by the main stadium, which would allow him to walk from the ceremony.

Sources in the organizing committee were mystified by the president’s announcement, since there are at least two suitable hotels at walking distance from the Olympic village.

Despite pressure on the committee and personal messages sent to the chairman, Lord Sebastian Coe, the request was refused by the committee due to the rules that only athletes stay in the Olympic village. Other alternatives were explored including the possibility of transporting Peres by a special Halachically-authorized electric vehicle but these were rejected for logistical and security reasons.

Peres finally decided to forego his trip to London and his office issued today a statement saying that “due to the fact that the opening ceremony of the Olympic games is on Friday evening and there are no hotels in walking distance of the stadium, the president decided to cancel his visit and not desecrate Shabbat. The president wishes good luck to the Israeli athletes.”

The President’s Office responded to the report saying that “the president is not elevated above anyone else and if there are rules that only athletes can sleep in the Olympic village, we respect that.”

Spokesperson for the organizing committee said that they could not comment on travel arrangements of visiting heads of state.

SPIVS COMMENT.

You will notice the all important line in the above article “The Israeli president, despite not being religious”. Err excuse me, either you follow the law of Moses or you don’t… Since he doesn’t I fail to see the problem… Or… Maybe there is another reason that he doesn’t want to be in London for the opening of the Olympics… Just saying.

Blair Faces Protest Against His Return

Press TV
11/7/12
British anti-war protesters are to once more disrupt former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s plan to come back to domestic politics with a major demonstration.

Blair is to appear alongside Labour leader Ed Miliband at a dinner promoting British sports before the Olympics later on Wednesday in a move that is seen as a return to domestic politics after five years of waiting for the storm of illegal intervention in Iraq to pass.

Blair had to cancel an address to Labour party activists in Lambeth, south London, on Monday at the last moment when anti-war protesters found out about the venue of his speech and warned he will face a large demonstration if he goes on with his plan.

Anti-war activists have now planned another rally against Blair outside Arsenal Stadium in London where the dinner is planned to be held.

“Tony Blair is on the comeback trail to rehabilitate his political career. Help give him the welcome he deserves when he speaks at Arsenal Stadium on Wednesday 11 July: War Criminals are not welcome here… or anywhere except at the International Criminal Court facing war crime charges,” the Stop the War Coalition, which has organized the protest, said.

The group also called on Arsenal football club to “uninvited” Blair from the event.

Stop the War’s convener Lindsey German said Blair is globally discredited for his war crimes in Iraq, which eventually led to his forced resignation in September 2006.

“Blair has confessed that he would like to be prime minister again. Conveniently he forgets that he was forced out of office three years before he wanted to go,” German said.

“The problem for Blair is that the one issue that he wants to forget – Iraq – is the one issue that everyone remembers. It is the decision which will dog him for the rest of his life,” she added.

Sellafield: The Dangers of Britain’s Nuclear Dustbin

RT News

11/7/12

 

Britain’s nuclear industry is again the center of controversy. The UK has the biggest stockpile of Plutonium in the world, but there are no definite plans for how to get rid of it – and the delays are costing the UK taxpayer billions.

A record number of radioactive particles have been found on beaches near the Sellafield nuclear plant, in North West England. The authorities who run it admit it’s the most radioactive place in Western Europe but insist it’s safe.

Sellafield is where all storage of radioactive materials and nuclear reprocessing in the UK takes place. It was once at the heart of plutonium manufacturing for the British atomic weapons program.

Despite the controversy that surrounds the plant, there are plans to build new reactors at Sellafield. The government has approved initial plans to build a fast PRISM reactor on the site. Most locals are against it. They want the UK government to commission a safety study into Sellafield’s effects on the health of the local population. More

Tories Plan to Axe Pensioners’ Benefits

The Independent

10/7/12

 

Better-off pensioners should lose their winter fuel payments and free prescriptions, bus passes and television licences, a close ally of David Cameron will propose today.

The controversial call by Nick Boles, a leading Conservative moderniser, is a clear sign that Mr Cameron is moving towards cutting benefits for some pensioners from 2015.

The Prime Minister has previously opposed such cuts because he promised during the 2010 election campaign that a Conservative government would retain them. They are estimated to cost £5bn a year.

But there is a growing recognition in the Cabinet that the ending of universal state handouts to pensioners who do not really need them will be a key issue in the government-wide spending review due next year.

The Chancellor, George Osborne, the Work and Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith, and the Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, are prepared to bring in changes before 2015, arguing that old people should play their part in clearing the deficit. But Downing Street has blocked the move.

A senior Tory source told The Independent yesterday that Mr Cameron’s 2010 pledge was unlikely to be repeated in the 2015 Tory manifesto. That would open the door for changes to be agreed before the next election which would not take effect until after polling day if the Tories retain power. More

‘UK Lords corrupt, useless’

Press TV
10/7/12
A British Liberal Democrat peer says the House of Lords is a “corrupt” chamber full of useless politicians who have bought their appointment to the Lords.

“There are an awful lot of people who are only there because they gave £1 million to [former PMs] Tony Blair or Margaret Thatcher or indeed – we have all had our problems with this – Lloyd George,” Lord Oakeshott told BBC’s The Daily Politics.

“It is deeply corrupt. There is no way of appointing party peers to the House of Lords without corruption,” he added.

Oakeshott also said while there are “some people” with expertise at the upper chamber of parliament, there are also “an awful lot of deadbeats … [and] has-beens.”

Oakeshott’s tirade comes as the House of Commons is to hold a vote on the Lib Dems’ planned Lords reforms that proposes an 80 percent-elected upper chamber on Tuesday.

The proposals have led to massive tensions in the Liberal Democrat-Conservative (Tory) coalition government.

Seventy Tory MPs have already signed a letter to appeal for unity among their ranks to force a defeat on the proposals led by the Lib Dem Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.

UK unemployment to reach 3 million

Press TV
9/7/12
A series of economic surveys has shown the jobs market in Britain is at its most declining state for three years, leaving a possible 3 million Britons without jobs.

A high level of unemployment reaching Britain today has not been seen since the early 1990s according to the latest survey of recruitment consultants by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation. Furthermore, the declining rate is at its fastest since July of 2009, The Guardian reported.

The total number of unemployed people according to official figures released last month stood at 2.61 million, making an unemployment rate of 8.2 percent.

Disappointing surveys like these come as, on Sunday 8 July, the British Business secretary Vince Cable accused banks of ‘throttling’ UK economic recovery.

Labour party figures, released on Sunday, showed that unemployment among British middle-aged women increased by 39 percent during the last 2 years as the younger generation of unemployed women (over-16s) saw a rise of 5 percent.

Bernard Brown, a partner of Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler (KPMG), said: “The latest recruitment data comes as a sobering reminder that we’re far away from a confident economic situation.”

“If this trend were to continue, there’s a very real chance we could hit a 3 million unemployed figure in the UK in the not too distant future”, he added

Civilian Officials ‘Given Further Crime Powers’

The Telegraph

9/7/12

 

Freedom of Information responses revealed that there were now 2,617 people licensed under the Community Safety Accreditation Schemes introduced by Labour – a rise of 1,000 in three years.

The officials have as little as five days’ training but there are concerns they may now have powers to dish out penalty notices for offences that could wreck people’s careers, a newspaper reported.

They include park wardens, other council officials and shopping centre staff, who are allowed to give fines of up to £80 for offences such as littering and criminal damage. Their numbers rose steeply under former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith.

Under the schemes, they do not answer to a constable, and four out of five forces do not keep track on them once they have been given their powers.

A study by the Manifesto Club, a campaign group that opposes over-regulation, has found that such powers are being extended.

Controversial Princess Diana documentary scrapped

Press TV
8/7/12
The controversial documentary Unlawful Killing featuring the death of Princess Diana has officially been shut down.

British actor and director Keith Allen’s documentary Unlawful Killing, which aims to unveil the conspiracy behind Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed’s car crash was banned due to insurance issues.

The very detailed controversial documentary, which chronicles the death of the princess and her Egyptian lover Dodi Fayed, claims that they were murdered in a plot involving her former father-in-law, Prince Philip.

The £2.5 million Unlawful Killing was financed by Dodi Al Fayed’s father, Mohamed Al Fayed, who has always believed the deaths were suspicious and not an accident.

According to The Sun, the filmmakers could not secure an insurance to cover the liability for potential lawsuits over the project, which was first screened at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.

The lawyers have offered the filmmakers to make 87 cuts surrounding the contentious allegations if they wanted the movie to be screened.

Unlawful Killing has been sold all around the world but there was a specific form of insurance needed by the US distributors to cover them for their French and UK offices. This proved impossible to secure. The film has been withdrawn in perpetuity,” a spokesman for the film told the publication.

The movie was slated to be released in the US on August 31 that coincides the 15th anniversary of the day when Diana and Dodi were killed in a fatal car crash while speeding through a Paris tunnel on August 31, 1997.

Allen’s documentary was also scheduled to be screened in several foreign markets, including Italy, Spain, India, Brazil, Holland and Russia.

‘The Aliens Are Coming': Psychological Programmers Versus The Alternative Media

Info Wars 7/7/12

Depending on whom you ask, great doom will manifest at the upcoming 2012 Olympic Games through all kinds of sudden calamities: either a massive false flag event will be going down, with some dirty bomb detonated- or several separate ones, rudely shaking the city of London, reminiscent of the 7/7 false flag operation in the English capital. In my first article The Boy Who Cried Wolf: Is Predictive Programming Being Used To Weaken The Truth Movement?, I make the assertion that overloading the world with false announcements of mass death at the upcoming Olympic Games most likely serves- among other things- to undermine the credibility of those reporting on them. But, I would submit, there is another aspect that deserves looking into.

Recent attempts by mainstream media to discredit all “conspiracy theories” by focusing on the wildest among them, appears to be a deliberate effort on the part of the controlled media. At least, that’s what my first sniff of the subject tells me. Quite ingenious if you think about it. All the producers (and the executives who have final say in the editing room) have to do is a more or less wide sweep of the internet, have lunch, sift out the “alien connection”, and then highlight those theories as “mainstream among the substream.” (O miraculous deception!). The same principle applies to the countless theories floating around the web in regards to an expected cosmic event set to occur when the Olympic Games are in full swing. More

UK police close road over e-cigarette

Press TV
6/7/12
Armed police officers close a major highway in Central England over an electronic cigarette.
Armed British police have cordoned off sections of a major highway in Central England and evacuated around 50 people over an innocuously fuming electronic cigarette.

Police officers forced passengers aboard a Megabus coach heading from Preston to London to get off the bus and sit in a small area on the highway for almost an hour after a passenger on the bus was reportedly seen pouring liquid into a box.
“I’ve never seen so many ambulances turning up, also armed police, helicopter and dozens of police cars. We were told to stay in our cars, keep windows up and not put air conditioning on”, Nick Jones, a commuter four vehicles behind the bus, told the state-run BBC.

Media reports said some passengers were even led out of the bus at gunpoint. Footage from the scene shows the bus surrounded by bomb disposal units, ambulances, fire engines, military personnel, and police dog handlers.

After closer investigation, it emerged that using an electronic cigarette, which involves pouring a special liquid into the device getting it to heat up, sparked the incident.  More

NI police to launch inquiry into Bloody Sunday

Press TV. 6/7/12
Northern Irish police are to launch an inquiry into the Bloody Sunday massacre, which happened in Londonderry on January 30, 1972.
Northern Irish police are to launch a murder investigation into the deaths of 13 innocent people killed by British soldiers on Bloody Sunday in Londonderry on January 30, 1972.

After a report by Lord Saville blamed the British army for the killings 40 years ago, the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) announced that it is preparing to open an investigation into the Bloody Sunday massacre, which has been expected to take at least four years and involve a team of 30 detectives.

On January 30, 1972, British soldiers from the First Battalion of the Parachute Regiment shot 26 innocent civil rights protestors and bystanders in Londonderry, killing 13, including seven teenagers.

“I do not think anywhere else in the world is facing the challenges of organized crime, paramilitary activity … alongside having to deal with 30 years of misery in such a way,” Chief Constable Matt Baggott told the Policing Board in Belfast today on July 5.

According to the Saville Inquiry’s report, civil rights demonstrators shot dead by British soldiers were unarmed and no warning had been given to any civilians before the soldiers opened fire.  More

UK housing benefit cuts to increase homelessness: Poll

Press TV
6/7/12
A new ComRes/Independent survey shows that majority of UK public believe the coalition government’s housing benefit cuts will lead to a rise in homelessness.
The majority of UK public have expressed concerns about the British Prime Minister David Cameron’s plan to end housing benefit for the under-25s, saying it will lead to an increase in the number of homeless people, shows a new survey.

According to a ComRes/Independent poll of 1,000 people, asked whether ending housing benefit for people under the age of 25 would inevitably cause some young people to be left sleeping rough on the streets, 59 percent agreed while only 35 percent disagreed.

Leading homelessness charities have attacked Cameron’s controversial idea of scrapping the benefit for under-25s, warning that it will leave more young adults sleeping rough.

Earlier on June 24, Cameron announced his new welfare crackdown, depriving hundreds of thousands of young people of their housing benefits and forcing them to live with their parents, claiming that the plan was to transform a welfare system which discourages people “from working.”

Moreover, the Independent reported that in an upcoming speech on welfare, Cameron is to announce measures such as abolishing most of the £1.8 billion in housing benefits paid to 380,000 under the age of 25 and forcing a hard core of unemployed to do community work after two years or lose all their benefits.  More

Horrific Sexual Abuse Underway in UK Care Homes

Press YV
5/7/12
A shocking new probe into the state of children’s care homes in the UK has revealed that minors as young as 11 are being subjected to “horrific” sexual abuse of a “violent and sadistic nature.”

England’s Deputy Children’s Commissioner Sue Berelowitz was commissioned to launch an inquiry into the country’s 455 children’s care homes amid new government reforms to better protect youngsters, the daily Morning Star reported.
The probe was ordered after the jailing of a paedophile sex ring that preyed on vulnerable girls in Rochdale in May.

Children in care are particularly vulnerable to child sex exploitation while some residential homes are being specifically targeted by abusers, the ongoing inquiry revealed.

Berelowitz said perpetrators come from all ethnic groups, as do their victims, who are largely but not exclusively girls. More

UK to Close Borders to Greeks

Press TV
4/7/12
British Prime Minister David Cameron has said he is ready to close the country’s borders to Greek immigrants in case Greece leaves the eurozone.

Speaking to the House of Commons Liaison committee on Tuesday 3 July, Cameron said he would take whatever measure “it takes” to prevent Greek immigrants fleeing a deep recession from entering Britain.

“We obviously have contingency plans for all sorts of eventualities. The legal position is that if there are extraordinary stresses and strains, it is possible to take action to restrict migratory flows but obviously we hope that doesn’t happen”, said Cameron.

Earlier in May, British Home Secretary Theresa May also said that “work is ongoing” to prevent European Union nationals from immigrating to Britain in case the euro collapsed.

Nevertheless, people from EU countries are largely entitled to live and work anywhere within the single market.

British officials are concerned that that EU nationals might regard Britain as an economic safe haven because it is a non-eurozone country.

However, official figures show that the British economy is in a double-dip recession while the eurozone avoided a double-dip recession.

ROGER HAYES: UPDATE

The UK Column

3/7/12

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We have just learned that Wirral Council, having issued proceedings against Roger Hayes for non payment of Council Tax, recently decided to enact their right for a Committal Hearing against Roger for his continued non-payment.

On Tuesday 26 June 2012 a Committal Hearing took place at which Wirral Council state that Roger failed to appear.

As a result the Judge issued a bench warrant for his arrest, and Roger was arrested yesterday morning. The Council spokesman either did not know or refused to name the Judge.

Following his arrest Roger was brought before a Magistrate and sentenced to 21 days. The Council spokesman either did not know or refused to name the Magistrate, and was unable to say how much, if any, notice of either hearing was given to the General Public. More

Barclays ex-CEO to meet MPs

Press TV
3/7/12
Bob Diamond, who has resigned as Barclays chief executive over the rate-rigging scandal, is preparing for a showdown with British MPs after revealing details of a phonecall with a deputy governor of the Bank of England.

On Tuesday 3 July, Diamond resigned with immediate effect in the wake of the interest rate rigging scandal at the London-based lender.

His resignation came only one day after Marcus Agius, the chairman of Barclays for the past five years, stepped down from his post over the bank’s “misconduct” after revelations were made about the lender’s manipulation of the London interbank lending rate and its equivalent in Europe.

Barclays was fined £290 million by UK and US regulators for manipulating the Libor, the rate at which banks lend to each other.

Diamond is to appear before the Treasury Select Committee on Wednesday. He has already revealed the details of a conversation with Paul Tucker, a deputy governor of the Bank of England, which ultimately led to some staff attempting to fix the so-called Libor.

Tucker is reported as saying senior figures in Whitehall wanted to know why Barclays’ Libor submissions were so much higher than other banks’, reported The GuardianMore

UK fighter jets plunge into North Sea

Press TV
3/7/12
Two British fighter jets have crashed off the coast of Scotland and plunged into the North Sea, with two aircrew members still remaining unaccounted for.

Britain’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed that two Royal Air Force (RAF) fighter jets crashed off the north coast of Scotland, reported Sky News.

Four aircrew members have been involved in the incident of whom two have been recovered by a rescue helicopter while the other two remain unaccounted for.

The two people recovered have been taken to hospital in Inverness where their condition has not been confirmed.

“It is with great regret that I must confirm the loss of two Tornado GR4 aircraft, from this station, in an incident”, said Group Captain Ian Gale, the RAF Lossiemouth station commander.  More

Britain approves Olympics missile plan irrespective of protests

Press TV
3/7/12
Britain’s Cabinet ministers have approved plans to install six anti-aircraft missile batteries on the roofs of ordinary blocks of flats to protect the Olympics despite protests from the public.

Defense Secretary Philip Hammond approved the deployment irrespective of concerns from some local residents, British media reported.

The government will also robustly fight court action aimed at stopping the locating of missile units at key locations to guard the London Games against a terror attack.

The missile sites are on top of a block of flats in Bow, on Blackheath Common, the Lea Valley reservoir, Barn Hill in Epping Forest, Oxleas Meadow in Shooters Hill and in Waltham Forest.  More

Divers discover hidden underwater world

Press TV
3/7/12
Divers find remains of Doggerland, the underwater country dubbed
Oil company divers have discovered ‘Britain’s Atlantis,’ an underwater world which was swallowed by the North Sea between 18,000 and 5,500 BCE.

Working with University of St. Andrews science teams, divers found remains of a huge area of land that stretched from Scotland to Denmark and slowly submerged by water.

The ‘drowned world’ is said to have been the ‘real heartland’ of Europe, housing tens of thousands of people in an area that stretched from Northern Scotland across to Denmark and down the English Channel as far as the Channel Islands.

Once roamed by mammoths, Doggerland was hit by ‘a devastating tsunami’, the researchers say.

“The name was coined for Dogger Bank, but it applies to any of several periods when the North Sea was land,” said Richard Bates of the University of St. Andrews.

“Around 20,000 years ago, there was a ‘maximum’ – although part of this area would have been covered with ice. When the ice melted, more land was revealed – but the sea level also rose. More

Many Olympic Park jobs went to foreign workers despite gov’t pledges

Press TV
3/7/12
The London Olympics have not delivered the job boost the British government promised workers as newly published figures show almost four in ten workers who built the London 2012 Olympic Park were foreigners.

New figures show 18,400 jobs out of 46,000 jobs linked with the construction of the Olympic Park were handed out to workers from other countries especially from Eastern Europe.
While the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) pledged to employ Britons in the project and despite the fact that 98 percent of contractors were British, it has emerged that no such care was administered in the employment of workers with the result that many jobs went to foreign workers.

This is while British workers desperately seeking employment have been paying part of the massive £9.3 billion cost of the Olympic Games out of their pockets.

“We have met our targets to train and recruit local residents and those out of work,” the ODA said.

“However, while the ODA has encouraged companies to employ more local residents, recruitment decisions are ultimately taken by our contractors – 98 per cent of whom are registered in the UK,” it added.

ODA also failed to make clear whether by local it meant British local or simply temporary foreign workers who have happened to live within miles of the Olympic Park site.

Hospital Patient Died of Thirst After Dialling 999 Begging for a Drink… but Staff Turned Police Away Insisting He Was ‘Fine’

The Daily Mail

3/7/12

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  • Nurses forgot to give Kane Gorny his medication and he became so delirious he called 999
  • His mother said she spent hours trying to convince staff he needed attention but was told he was alright
  • Alarm finally raised an hour before his death when a doctor realised how serious his condition was

 

A young patient who died of dehydration at a leading teaching hospital phoned police from his bed because he was so thirsty, an inquest heard yesterday.

Officers arrived at Kane Gorny’s bedside, but were told by nurses that he was in a confused state and were sent away.

The keen footballer and runner, 22, died of dehydration a few hours later.

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Kane GornyHospital: Kane Gorny, 22, pictured with his mother Rita, needed drugs to regulate his hormone levels after successfully beating brain cancer. However, during a hospital stay nurses forgot to give him his medication

A coroner had such grave concerns about the case that she referred it to police.

Yesterday an inquest was told how Mr Gorny died after blunders and neglect by ‘lazy and careless’ medical staff at St George’s Hospital in Tooting, South London.

His mother Rita Cronin, a civil servant told Westminster Coroner’s Court that staff tutted at her and repeatedly refused to listen to her concerns that her son hadn’t been given vital medication. More

Black Boxes to Monitor All UK Internet and Phone Data

Channel 4 News

3/7/12

'Black boxes' to monitor all internet and phone data (R)

Internet and phone firms are preparing to install “black boxes” to monitor UK internet and phone traffic, and decode encrypted messages – including Facebook and GMail messages.

As part of the Home Office‘s communications data bill, internet service providers (ISPs) and mobile phone companies will be obliged to collect communications records and keep them for a year, writes Channel 4 News Technology Producer Geoff White.

The government has insisted that the actual content of messages won’t be stored, but until now it has not been clear how communications companies will be able to separate content from “header data”, such as the sender and recipient of a message, and the date it was sent.

It has now emerged that the Home Office has held meetings with the UK’s largest ISPs and mobile network operators, and has given them information about the hardware which companies will have to use to monitor traffic flowing through their systems.

When an individual uses a webmail service such as Gmail, for example, the entire webpage is encrypted before it is sent. This makes it impossible for ISPs to distinguish the content of the message. Under the Home Office proposals, once the Gmail is sent, the ISPs would have to route the data via a government-approved “black box” which will decrypt the message, separate the content from the “header data”, and pass the latter back to the ISP for storage. More

Parasitic Royal’s Travel Bill Soars as Wills and Kate Spend £52,000 on One-Way Flight From Los Angeles to London

Zen Haven

3/7/12


– Buckingham Palace releases Annual Report into Royal Public Finances for 2011/12 tax year

– Prince Andrew clocked up £378,000 bill on flights in his last few months as a controversial global ambassador for UK trade and industry

– Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall’s private jet for tour of Middle East, South Africa and Tanzania cost taxpayers £460,387

– Prince Harry’s jubilee tour on behalf of the Queen in March cost £107,098

But accounts show that Royal Family cost Britain just 52p per head which amounts to £32.3million, up £200,000 on previous year

Prince William and his wife Kate spent an incredible £52,000 on a one-way flight from Los Angeles to London for themselves and their seven-strong entourage, Buckingham Palace said today.

In their Annual Report into Royal Public Finances, aides also revealed that Prince Andrew, nicknamed Air Miles Andy, clocked up a bill for £378,000 on flights in his last few months as a controversial global ambassador for UK trade and industry during the 2011/12 tax year. More

Parasitic Royal's Travel Bill Soars as Wills and Kate Spend £52,000 on One-Way Flight From Los Angeles to London

Zen Haven

3/7/12


– Buckingham Palace releases Annual Report into Royal Public Finances for 2011/12 tax year

– Prince Andrew clocked up £378,000 bill on flights in his last few months as a controversial global ambassador for UK trade and industry

– Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall’s private jet for tour of Middle East, South Africa and Tanzania cost taxpayers £460,387

– Prince Harry’s jubilee tour on behalf of the Queen in March cost £107,098

But accounts show that Royal Family cost Britain just 52p per head which amounts to £32.3million, up £200,000 on previous year

Prince William and his wife Kate spent an incredible £52,000 on a one-way flight from Los Angeles to London for themselves and their seven-strong entourage, Buckingham Palace said today.

In their Annual Report into Royal Public Finances, aides also revealed that Prince Andrew, nicknamed Air Miles Andy, clocked up a bill for £378,000 on flights in his last few months as a controversial global ambassador for UK trade and industry during the 2011/12 tax year. More

UK Police State: British Constitution Group Chairman Roger Hayes Arrested & Imprisoned.

UK Column

3/7/12

Roger Hayes

At 0930 this morning, in scenes reminiscent of Stasi East Germany, 2 police cars and 4 policemen from Merseyside Police arrested British Constitution Group Chairman Roger Hayes at his Wirral home and drove away.

The first his family heard of him was at 18:30 this evening via a telephone call from a Warder in Liverpool prison, to say that Roger had been tried and sentenced to prison.

At no time were the family or any other members of the public informed of his arrest, and it is understood that he was tried in a secret court without a Jury.

Denied the right to argue his case, denied the right to a Jury, denied the right for the public to see justice being done, Roger was imprisoned in the secretive gulag system that Britain has become in 2012.

Roger’s “crime” is that he has been refusing to pay his Council tax, because along with other state taxes, a proportion of the tax revenue gathered is being sent to the European Union, used to fund unlawful wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria, and promote terrorism right around the world. To pay tax under these circumstances is, at the very least, unlawful under Section 15(3) of the Terrorism Act 2000. More

UK Police State: British Constitution Group Chairman Roger Hayes Arrested & Imprisoned.

UK Column

3/7/12

Roger Hayes

At 0930 this morning, in scenes reminiscent of Stasi East Germany, 2 police cars and 4 policemen from Merseyside Police arrested British Constitution Group Chairman Roger Hayes at his Wirral home and drove away.

The first his family heard of him was at 18:30 this evening via a telephone call from a Warder in Liverpool prison, to say that Roger had been tried and sentenced to prison.

At no time were the family or any other members of the public informed of his arrest, and it is understood that he was tried in a secret court without a Jury.

Denied the right to argue his case, denied the right to a Jury, denied the right for the public to see justice being done, Roger was imprisoned in the secretive gulag system that Britain has become in 2012.

Roger’s “crime” is that he has been refusing to pay his Council tax, because along with other state taxes, a proportion of the tax revenue gathered is being sent to the European Union, used to fund unlawful wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria, and promote terrorism right around the world. To pay tax under these circumstances is, at the very least, unlawful under Section 15(3) of the Terrorism Act 2000. More

British police get battlefield weapons

Press TV
2/7/12
The British police will be for the first time armed with the same advanced weapons as British soldiers use in conflict zones in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Ministry of Defense has put the contracts for 30,000 modern assault rifles out to tender to major arms producers around the world to supply the “civilian police” with the state-of-the-art weaponry by 2014 under the pretext of fighting terrorists and criminal gangs.

Media reports said the police chiefs are already considering arming their officers with the Canadian-made C8 SFW carbine, the same assault rifle the Special Air Service uses in its high-profile operations.

Some of the features the police want to ensure the new rifles have are being adaptable to use of grenade launchers, silencers and different sights.

There are fears that bringing the battlefield weapons to the streets of London and other cities across Britain could be a prelude to even deeper suppression of protest movements after tackling of demonstrations over the past two years sparked condemnations from human rights groups

Atos Fatcat Lands £1Million Bonus For Helping To Slash UK Disability Benefits

Social Welfare Union

2/7/12

 

Details of the obscene sum paid to the head of French firm Atos come as David Cameron draws up draconian new welfare cuts.

The fatcat boss of a firm hired to help slash the benefits bill has won a bonus of nearly £1million.

Thierry Breton’s bumper payout means he pocketed more than £1.9million last year.

Details of the obscene sum paid to the head of French firm Atos come as David Cameron draws up draconian new welfare cuts.

Atos was brought in to reassess 2.5 million people on ­incapacity benefit to help the ­Department for Work and Pensions decide whether they are fit to work.

Mr Breton received his massive pay out despite mounting numbers of successful appeals by people ordered to get a job after being tested by the firm. More

BBC interrupts Lavrov’s speech by weather forecast

Press TV
2/7/12
The British state-run broadcaster BBC  interrupts Russian FM’s speech on Western media
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s criticisms about the Western media’s news coverage of the situation in Syria, led the British state-run broadcaster BBC to interrupt his speech by a weather forecast item.

Lavrov’s press conference at the Geneva meeting on Saturday June 30 provided another chance for the BBC to show its bias against the Syrian government.

Different Arabic and Western news channels were deployed in order to give the minute coverage of the meeting’s news and sidelines, but after UN-Arab League envoy to Syria Kofi Annan, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and UK Foreign Minister William Hague when it was the turn of the Russian Foreign Minister to speak, the channels cut their live broadcast and showed other programs instead.  More