May 23 2013
The Liberty Cryer/ The Daily Mail
Oh dear, Oh dear.
How does the saying go?
You can fool some of the fuckers sometimes. You can Fuck some of the fools all the time… Well, you know what I mean anyway.
Two tales of two very powerful women both having the heat turned up on them.
Christine Legarde, hatchet faced, condescending old boot is in court for being on the fiddle will the French fiddler and former president, Nicolas Sarkozy.
I reported on this matter last July http://www.chrisspivey.co.uk/?p=4220
Course, it seems that to qualify for the job of IMF chief you have to be corrupt to the core. Isn’t that right Nonce Strauss-Khan?
And to think the fucking old battleaxe had the cheek to lambaste the Greeks for not paying their tax.
And then we have good old Angie Merkel. Fuck me she has had a hard time on here of late. Why so many people have wanted to look at her tits I will never know… But hey ho, each to his own I suppose.
Head Of The IMF Christine Lagarde In Court Charged With Embezzlement And Fraud
MAY 23, 2013
in FRONT PAGE
The head of the International Monetary Fund arrived in the dock of a Paris courtroom today as she braced herself to be formally charged with embezzlement and fraud.
Christine Lagarde’s humiliation is not only a massive personal blow which could lead to her resignation, but one which will plunge the world’s banking system into further ignominy.
The clearly nervous 57-year-old said nothing to reporters as she entered the Court of Justice of the Republic, a special tribunal set up to judge the conduct of France’s government ministers, shortly after 8.30am.
Lagarde faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in jail if found guilty of the very serious charges.
It was when she was President Nicolas Sarkozy’s finance minister that she is said to have authorised a 270 million pounds payout to one of his prominent supporters, so abusing her government position.
The money went to Bernard Tapie, a convicted football match fixer and tax dodger who supported Lagarde and Sarkozy’s UMP party.
It came after Dominque Strauss-Kahn, another senior French politician, was sacked as IMF chief following allegations that he attempted to rape a chambermaid in a New York hotel.
Ms Lagarde began campaigning to succeed Mr Strauss-Kahn soon after his arrest for the alleged crime.
But now it is Ms Lagarde, a lawyer and retired synchronised swimming star, who is facing a long court process of her own, as well as a possible jail sentence.
Merkel, the Red footsoldier: German chancellor under fire over Communist links as image of her in uniform is released
- Photo found of her as 17-year-old marching with East German officer
- Released as she’s forced to play down book which alleges communist past
By ALAN HALL
PUBLISHED: 17:05, 21 May 2013 | UPDATED: 07:42, 22 May 2013
She denies she was close to the Communist rulers in East Germany, where she grew up.
So this 1972 photo of her in military-style uniform has left German Chancellor Angela Merkel ‘not amused’.
Then called Angela Kasner and aged 17, she is shown happily involved in a civil defence exercise under the gaze of an East German officer.
Drills included first aid and preparing for nuclear attack.
All children had to take part if they wanted to go to university, but Mrs Merkel is also alleged to have been a propaganda secretary for the youth movement, the FDJ.
The photo was found by an old schoolfriend, Sonja Felssberg, 58, and handed to a German newspaper.
Her smile is easily recognisable and her forage cap is set at a jaunty angle as she strides along at the High School Hermann Matern in Templin, where she was brought up behind the iron curtain.
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Not even illness or a death in the family allowed for the youngsters to skip the martial lessons – they were simply postponed but had to be completed.
Sonja Felssberg, now 58 and an old school comrade, found the photo and handed it to a national German newspaper.
It was published as Mrs Merkel, who was the subject of austerity protests in Italy at the weekend, tried to play down allegations in a new book that she was much closer to the Communist rulers of the lost Socialist state than she previously admitted to, including holding a post as a propaganda secretary in the youth movement the FDJ.
Mrs. Felssberg said: ‘We all had to sleep ten to a room in bunk beds when we did the exercises. In the day we learned things like treating wounds and stabilising patients – not much different from what you would learn today in first aid training with the Red Cross.
‘But we also had to march and learn to use maps and a compass for hikes in the woods and wilderness. It was long ago but I remember it very well – and Angela.’
Mrs. Merkel is aiming for a third bid in office in the autumn.
She is hoping that the rumours about her alleged closeness to the politburo of East Germany will not diminish her chances.
But the photo of the old days has reportedly upset her.
One of her aides said: ‘Madam Chancellor is not