‘Information as a biological unit’ came the stern reply.
The Poet Statesman
The place was not only pleasant, but perfect, if once he could regard it not as a deception but rather as a dream. Even if the people were not “artists,” the whole was nevertheless artistic. That young man with the long, auburn hair and the impudent face—that young man was not really a poet; but surely he was a poem. That old gentleman with the wild, white beard and the wild, white hat—that venerable humbug was not really a philosopher; but at least he was the cause of philosophy in others. That scientific gentleman with the bald, egg-like head and the bare, bird-like neck had no real right to the airs of science that he assumed. He had not discovered anything new in biology; but what biological creature could he have discovered more singular than himself? Thus, and thus only, the whole place had properly to be regarded; it had to be considered not so much as a workshop for artists, but as a frail but finished work of art. A man who stepped into its social atmosphere felt as if he had stepped into a written comedy.
GK Chesterton — The Man Who Was Thursday — A Nightmare
This announcement, in today’s Murdochian Times is almost identical to the one made by former Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell in an interview he gave me for Real Media nearly four years ago:
Sadly very few people paid any attention to this interview at the time, but the ideas are bizarrely all appearing in Government announcements.
Now that the government have announced a national infrastructure bank, Green Bonds and their version of a Green New Deal, John McDonnell appears to have won the last election.
Enoch Powell famously claimed that all political careers end in failure.
Mr McDonnell was lambasted by the left for appearing in an interview with Alastair Campbell just before the December election – if he hadn’t done so the People’s Vote mob would have told all their followers to vote Lib Dem and that would have completely destroyed the Labour Party.
So, whether you like it or not, McDonnell essentially took one for the team.
We didn’t start the fire — so who did?
Violent 50s and 60s imagery from Billy Joel here.
Are Roy Cohn, Eichmann, Belgians in the Congo in the same category as Ho Chi Minh ?
Lê Đức Thọ was famously awarded the 1973 Nobel Prize for peace along with Henry Kissinger but he turned it down – I wonder why.
Private Eye appears to be dominated by spookery at this point. But not so badly as to no longer be worth buying.
I made this experimental video a year and a half ago in homage to Peter Cook and his hero N. F. Simpson. The visuals and audio are taken from the news at the time as well as Simpson’s One Way Pendulum: :
This Peter Cook film says far more about modern politics than any other film I know. Watch it all the way through:
Yes, that’s right, Saudi Arabia are making money from the NHS, and no-one is saying a bad word about it.
Britain is truly open to all types of masochistic business.
The Neo-Liberal Guardian
Maybe Guardian news hound Rupert Neate is busy writing a book about the health benefits of wealth.
The Axios article referenced at the end of his piece was published last week and cited here:
Since then the event itself has started and a full line-up has been published.
For some reason the Guardian hasn’t mentioned that Babylon Health CEO Ali Parsa was at the conference yesterday:
Babylon Health is defunding GPs practices, cherry picking younger patients, handing over confidential medical data to Google Health, operating with an inevitable significant error rate (machine learning isn’t perfect), taking Saudi Money, Google money, US health insurance (Centene) money, Swedish venture capitalist money which specialised in 1990’s Russian disaster capitalism (New Vostok Ventures), doing deals with surveillance capitalists Tencent in repressive China, and in Rwanda thanks to Tony Blair and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
I can see why Ali Parsa is doing what he’s doing – for the money.
For more on NHS Privatisation the upcoming film, Great NHS Heist, is the one to watch:
Here is some good deprogramming re: Babyon BBC PR Shenanigans
The Circle Debacle
This is an Ali Parsa appearance in 2012 during his previous failed venture, with a Hospital:
The Big Society
Here is Ali Parsa on Health Care and the BIG SOCIETY:
Here is Ali Parsa on BBC Today Programme, he isn’t introduced as having failed in his Circle venture, he is able to use his buzzwords.
When he makes claims none of them are questioned:
The UK information commissioner is woefully underfunded for protecting patients from data fraud, as is the case with fake news during elections.
This took place yesterday. Can you feel the tech firms and investment banks circling the UK as we speak?
More puff from Ali, this time at KPMG.
KPMG, the Big Four, and PFI
KPMG, PWC, Deloitte, Accenture are management accounting firms that are also known as the Big Four.
They offer more than just accounting services and, although they are referred to as mere Bean Counters, their work is often laden with conflicts of interest.
IPPR has had a bit of a makeover in the last couple of years, since the 2017 election. Grace Blakeley, one of their economists, is on the TV a lot and Tom Kibasi, the soon to depart CEO, has become very close to the top of the Labour Party. But although Blakeley has written a book about Financialisation, I understand that she rarely takes on her former employers – like KPMG.
On the subject of PFI, IPPR now say that it was a disaster — conveniently forgetting their own role promoting it.
They say that the Government should bail out the hospitals by buying the debt and issuing (cheaper) government bonds to pay it off.
It goes without saying that the hospitals should have been funded using general taxation in the first place.
Apparently EU accounting rules forbade UK from running the type of deficits that such programmes would have required.
But the actual solution, going after the fraudsters that pushed PFI in the first place, doesn’t seem to get mentioned even in the Labour Party.
Why do you think that is? Maybe because IPPR have infiltrated Labour Party thinking and are doing the bidding of their friends, (some of) the fraudsters over at the City of London.
More on the NHS Privatisation from Dr Bob Gill, GP and producer of the Great NHS Heist.
This film was made in 2014
If we don’t have a proper media, the only way any good decision making will happen for this country is if we take back control of internal communication.
Lobbyists, Public Affairs and Public Relations execs will always be paid to serve the rich. But they need to be called out more frequently, if not they will carry on winning the war. The stakes are high. Please share this information, if you can.
Lord Letwin DeRegulator ((Dominator)) ((Der is no Udder))
Wanna Kiss Myself
It’s quite something to see Arch-Remainers parachute Arch-Thatcherite Oliver Letwin into his new emergency-stylerole as Lord Liberal of Remain.
But does this not slightly give the game away?
That we’re in for a Mandelsonian Blairite Johnson Miller Faragiste Zero Regulation Putin Trump Murdoch Roy Cohn-style Apocalyptic #TINA-style Brexit.
A fool & his attention are soon hacked.
On the BBC yesterday he was made to look as though he was attempting to thwart Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal:
But on Andrew Marr today he said he would happily vote for it.
It is testament to the Billionaire BBC and Press Baron propaganda machine that Letwin was lauded by thousands in Central London for appearing to block Boris’ Brexit and all the deregulation that will come with it, when nothing could be further from the truth.
In June 2017 Letwin wrote this piece for Evening Standard Editor George Osborne. Note the use of the term Crypto-Marxist. Yesterday he relied on John McDonnell’s vote. I smell shenanigans.
The Real Deal
This is more like it (from August)
The new EU / Boris withdrawal agreement is stuffed with deregulation. No wonder Letwin says he’ll vote for it. Interesting that they put a border around Ireland.
Drift to Union
In 1989 Oliver Letwin wrote Drift to Union: Wiser Way to a Wider Community.
This was one of the early Eurosceptic works and is said to have radicalised Brexit Headbanger and all round swivel-eyed loon Bernard Jenkin.
Check out the lyrics:
In his autobiography, Hearts and Minds, Oliver Letwin admits to being hoist by his own petard in regard to Jenkin and the rest of the “bastards”.
Letwin of course didn’t invent Euroscepticism.
Paedo Harvey Proctor was a eurosceptic long before Letwin came on the scene. He was an Enoch Powell fan. Powell, though a genius in the linguistic realm, was also said variously to be a racist, a eurosceptic, a monetarist and a paedophile. Proctor is well known to have been all of the above.
Tony Benn was a Eurosceptic too and bonded with Powell over their mutual disdain for the EU. Just as Corbyn has always been against the Bosses Union. God knows why he and John McDonnell have U-turned now!
Deregulation is the thing which has been the only political topic for the last forty years but which the BBC and other channels of course pretend isn’t actually happening.
Racist though they are, the executives at the BBC would prefer to talk about racism than deregulation!
The gargantuan effort of miseducating the nation would take years of deprogramming to eventually be remedied.
The BBC are happy to refer to unregulated sectors as being bad, but never to deregulation as a political choice.
Check out the spike from 2015 in the graph below. They pretend the stats over the decade are bad, but the inflection point is the deregulation bill of 2015. There was a clause in the bill about privatising and outsourcing children’s homes. I called the Children’s Society, who did this research, at the time, but they couldn’t care less. The graph appears in the video below it.
Again the stat below is for 2012 to 2019 but I suspect the bulk of the rise is from 2015. Some Tory donors will have made big money from the Deregulation Bill.
The Deregulation Bill of 2015 passed almost without mention. Sponsored by Ken Clarke and Oliver Letwin. Both of whom featured in Iain Duncan Smith’s speech yesterday.
So Johnson, Clarke, Letwin, and Duncan Smith are all pimping vulnerable kids into prostitution, trafficking, drug addiction and misery for the sake of a couple of quid. And the BBC say nothing.
Matt Hancock signed off on the Deregulation Bill at the same time as he was talking up TTIP.
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath, a Labour Lord, represented Labour for the Deregulation Bill in the Lords against the coalition’s Lib Dem Lord Saltaire.
I watched Hancock and Hunt in Parliament on the same day in January 2015.
Little did I know that Britain would leave the EU and Trump torpedo TTIP.
Or that Hancock would become Health Minister.
But weirdest of all was when I found out that Lord Hunt was on the books of Tory former health Minister Baroness Cumberlege’s lobbying firm : Cumberlege Connections.
How transparently fucked up is that? A leading Labour Lord being on a Tory’s lobby outfit’s payroll. And guess who else is on Cumberlege’s books?
Only Baroness Browning, the chair of ACOBA, the body that is supposed to police the revolving door. Browning is literally doing the thing she is supposed to be guarding against. Fox in charge of chicken house on a meta-fucking-level.
Speaking of meta, that is what the deregulation bill was. It took bits from pre-existing laws. Same as Brexit is doing to workers rights. Snipping them away in one go.
After the Deregulation bill was passed Sajid Javid became Business Secretary and said he wanted to cut even more Red Tape. The Cameron One in Two Out and One in Three Out Deregulation policies were eventually copied in Brussels and by Donald Trump.
We are the kings of below the radar human rights violations.
And the BBC is key in disarming, disinforming, destroying modern Britain.
Paedo Protection Unit
Concealing deregulation debates from its audience has been as big a con trick as the VIP sex scandal it pulled with Jimmy Savile. It’s tried to pretend Westminster doesn’t have a paedo / rent boy / VIP sex ring problem but, again, it’s plain as day that the BBC is protecting paedos like Harvey Proctor.
Proctor’s winning the Paedo PR war with help from the likes of Stephen Fry, Craig Dillon, and Tarsh Consulting.
The associates on Daniel Janner’s Paedo pressure group FAIR look like they’re almost all evil. I would say Liam Allan has been utterly duped into joining.
For the link between privatisation, profit and paedophilia listen to this podcast from 2018 that connects upskirting scandal MP Sir Christopher Chope who used to run Wandsworth Council with the drugging and raping of Teresa Cooper and other women as part of the Big Pharma experiments that were conducted at Kendall House in the early eighties.
Teresa is an inspiration – do find out more about her. Amazing Woman.
Letwin’s wife, Isabel, was head of Legal Services at the Department of Work and Pensions and the Department of Health during the Health and Social Care Act of 2012.
The Act did more to open up the NHS to the Private Sector than any other.
Pushed through by Letwin’s wife and Lib Dem peer Tim Clement Jones while Letwin himself was the eminence grise of the then coalition cabinet.
Cameron had put Letwin in every Cabinet Committee and let him run the Country via the Cabinet Office.
Clement Jones was Miriam Gonzalez Durantez’s boss at DLA Piper as well as being the Lib Dems’ Treasurer & Health spokesman in the Lords.
Miriam Gonzalez Durantez is a trade and competition lawyer who worked for Chris Patten in Brussels. After working at DLA Piper she moved to the London office of US law firm Dechert. She is currently Vice Chair of UBS Europe and at the beginning of the year she moved to California with her family and joined Cohen Grasser.
Miriam Gonzalez Durantez is married to former UK Deputy Prime Minister and current Facebook Vice President for Global Affairs and Comms, Nick Clegg.
Clegg of course worked for reputed paedo Leon Brittan in Brussels.
Will Facebook’s new currency Libra be linked to UK DWP benefits payments?
AI & Govt Welfare Contracts
Tata Consulting Services have a contract to supply platforms for Aadhaar, the Indian biometric welfare system,
as well as the private sector AI offshoot for UK benefits — BPDTS.
But they are still trying to make it look glam to attract “talent” to its Newcastle offices. Offering Datajams, Dojos, and hackathons. When in actual fact they are just persecuting, traumatising and often killing people who they should be helping.
Tata have been here for 10 years:
Aadhaar – Indian Biometric ID System
This is what can happen when things go wrong – and they have been going wrong for a long time already.
Cathy O’Neill’s Weapons of Math Destruction is brilliant on this.
Keir Starmer was the lawyer for the McLibel case that was so embarrassing for McDonalds. He went on to become Director of Public Prosecutions. A super political job. They say he’s a proper deep state man.
How funny that John McDonnell, Jeremy Corbyn, Tom Watson, Keir Starmer and OLIVER LETWIN all voted, against Boris, for the same bill.
Were they really all voting against a crash-out?
I am of the opinion that no deal would be better than the one that Boris has agreed.
The Meaning of Meaning
Here’s my mate Roger Lewis and I trying to make sense of events.
Great NHS Heist
If you liked the themes in this blog you would probably like the upcoming film by Dr Bob Gill and Drew McFadyen, The Great NHS Heist.
Combine Felicity Lawrence’s article on Chinese antibiotics in today’s Guardian
with her talk at the Museum of Comedy last week,
and you get a decent prism through which to interpret Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal.
What’s the Deal?
If Northern Ireland is to officially remain in the Customs Union and follow the EU’s food safety regulation, this is proof that they have already started to flout it.
Concerned Brexiteers have spoken of Brexit in name only (BRINO) – but this deal, masquerading as Remain, retains the familiar Rees Mogg whiff of droit du seigneur, sans noblesse oblige.
Why all the enthusiasm from Macron, Merkel, Varadkar and even Xavier Bettel of Luxembourg?
I suppose that as the EU has painted itself as a moral organisation which exists to protect peace within and outside its borders, it is very hard for it to make noise about anything that resembles specific features from its own system of exceptions, caveats, favouritism and outright hypocrisy.
The BBC had a legal and trade academic from Cambridge University on yesterday talking about how the EU is afraid of a Singapore on Thames on its doorstep.
But what about Ireland and Luxembourg — what are they?
This is UK pitching to be a rogue state that gets to compete with everyone else in a race to the bottom taking every possible advantage it can whilst pretending to respect the rule of law and do deals with the equally hypocritical but harder to control EU.
Is there a way out of this mess? I don’t know.
The fact that nobody in the UK is made aware of the confirmation hearings for EU commissioners, let alone that at least three proposed commissioners have had their candidatures voted down by the European Parliament, indicates the outsize ignorance levels in which this country bathes.
Ignorance as a Weapon
Speaking of ignorance – I picked up Linsey McGoey’s new book The Unknowers last week.
I’ve been looking forward to this for about two years and the first few pages do not disappoint. This is looking like it’s going to be book of the year and recommended reading for anyone who doesn’t like being lied to.
The field of ignorance studies is also known as agnotology and strategic ignorance — one way of describing the tactics of those who have done so much to create our almost total lack of political awareness.
The axioms upon which the foundations of classical economics are built include perfect access to information and logical rational decision-making. One doesn’t have to be Kurt Gödel to disprove either.
As the saying goes, We are not so much Dr Spock as Homer Simpson.
Pedagogy of the Digitally Oppressed
Instead of discussing whether or not we are being lied to, McGoey gets us comfortable with the idea that being surrounded by lies and omissions is just the norm.
A good place to start. I’m not yet familiar with the principles and schools of thought in the science of agnotology, but I feel quite sure that, whatever they are, they are being deployed by and upon us every minute of every day.
Censorship, Profits, Health Claims
The book has a section on Big Pharma whistleblowers, and relates to the whole world of non-disclosure and gagging clauses:
Yannick Jadot reckons he’s in with a shot for the Presidential Elections come 2022.
Will it be a run-off between him and Macron or will Marine Le Pen make it through to the deuxieme tour?
Either way, he is on form in this video in which he accuses President Macron of ignoring the fact that France is engaging in deforestation in Guyana, Malaysia and Indonesia while also importing Palm Oil in violation of EU law.
This is the type of platform that is simply not made available to UK Green or “Left wing” politicians.
BBC would not dream of allowing criticism of the Conservative Party.
When Laura Kuenssberg was accused of bias against the Labour Party, the complaint was rejected by her direct superior, hard Brexiteer Robbie Gibb, who then went on to become Theresa May’s head of communications.
Before, during and after Robbie Gibb’s time with Theresa May his brother, Nick Gibb, was Schools Minister.
Are there not supposed to be rules against this sort of thing?
As for the Greens in England, just a few weeks ago, Caroline Lucas proposed an all white all female cabinet as a solution to Brexit.
Upfront identity politics!
For the link between Environmentalism and Conservatism one doesn’t have to travel very far.
This piece came out recently on New York Times:
One can only speculate as to whether Boris Johnson’s father, Stanley Kemal-Johnson, crossed paths with Mrs Cordelia Scaife May when he worked on population at the World Bank in New York.
That other famous philanthropist David Koch died last week. He who made his money from oil from land he and his family stole from indigenous Indians.
The Kochs have funded the resurgence in Tea Party-style “nativist” US and UK Conservatism and it is to them that Boris Johnson owes much of his popularity.
“Boris”, real name, Alexander Kemal, (his grandfather (Stanley’s dad) was born Osman Wilfred Kemal), has hired plenty of think tankers on his various press teams and many of them will have been funded, albeit indirectly, by the Kochs.
Brendan O Neil of Spiked admits to receiving Koch money and, the contrarian that he is, permanently puts out odes to white nationalists, asset strippers and forest clearing land grabbers (pussy grabbers too).
Meanwhile we have Brendan’s sister in crypto-fascist arms Carrie Symonds (Boris’s latest squeeze) selling herself as an Oceans protector and protector of birds & women’s rights (surely you mean Ghislaine Maxwell).
I missed the Camel fair in Pushkar when I visited India many years ago. Not sure what the difference is between a Camel Fair, a Birdfair, Jeffrey Epstein’s house or a Libyan Slave Auction for that matter.
“Boris” trades off the idea that one of his ancestors manumitted his beautiful slave girl so he could marry her. And we all know Boris is a stickler for tradition.
“Johnson” visited Standard and Independent owner Evgeny Lebedev’s castle unaccompanied when he was Foreign Minister in 2018.
He’s not answering any questions about it. So he could well have fucked a goat and drank the blood a newly defiled child at the altar of Koch / Saud / Kushner for all we know.
Yes there are supposed to be rules about this stuff, but if the press are in your pocket…
“Johnson”‘s dad Stanley wrote a book recently called Kompromat.
And in Naked Gun 2 & a half Lt. Leslie Nielsen aka Frank Drebin says, of the boxing, “All I know is never bet on the white guy”.
Similarly, “Never argue with a man who buys his ink by the barrel.”
Still, in 2008, when he wasn’t yet London Mayor, “Boris” Kemal was interviewed by Michael Wolff for Vanity Fair.
Wolff went on to write Fire and Fury, the book that got Steve Bannon ejected from the White House.
In the article, entitled The Boris Show, Johnson muses on the probability that he himself (with investors) would run and own the Spectator Magazine (which he edited at the time).
Smelling a rat, he then accuses Wolff of only interviewing him so he could size him up on behalf of Vanity Fair’s Condé Nast owners so that they themselves could then put in a bid.
Turning on the charm, Johnson goes on to say, of any potential foreign billionaire owner:
I heard about this quote in recently deceased Heathcote Williams’ 2016 book Brexit Boris: From Mayor to Nightmare.
The G7 Biarritz meeting is the perfect example of Boris at his most Vichy-like.
Half the UK seems to think that because “Boris” is white and has been to Eton that “Johnson”-Kemal is not capable of the most Vichy-like treachery.
How ironic that Biarritz is in southern France:
Boris Johnson’s name is as much Boris Johnson as Stephen Yaxley Lennon is Tommy Robinson.
These people pick show biz masks and masquerade as Super Patriots, based on their fake names.
At least Priti Patel, Sajid Javid and Dominic Raab have kept their names!
But on that topic, and speaking as a first generation immigrant (my parents are from Northern Sri Lanka) I find it interesting that Javid, Patel, Raab and Johnson are first second and third generation immigrants.
And, despite their lip service to tradition, the Royal Family, and Winston Churchill, they regard most Brits as fundamentally workshy.
And they have no qualms about reinforcing Nazi-like eugenic values in the UK welfare and employment structures.
Who would have thought such evil psychopathy could be served up by this dream team of Muslims, Jews and Hindus?
Machiavellian Political Correctness was the key to backdoor asset strip, and set fire to regulation, meaning human rights.
And all the while Boris’s Girlfriend Carrie Symonds pretends to care about women.
Let them eat cake. Not tonight, Josephine.
Because Boris is too busy packing kiddy fudge in the dungeon of a castle with his secretary for pensions, welfare and the disabled, Amber Rudd.
But seriously, speaking of Boris and Paedophilia, there is a link.
He told Conservative radio host Nick Ferrari that money spent investigating historic child sex abuse was £60m “spaffed” up a wall.
It turns out that Craig Dillon, who runs Westminster Digital, his social media adviser, has the contract to promote Cliff Richard, and the convicted sadistic evil incarnate paedo Harvey Proctor.
Here’s Harriet Harman, herself compromised on the topic of paedophilia.
She ran Liberty when it was called NCCL (National Council for Civil Liberties).
Her Uncle, Lord Longford, wrote a report on pornography and went on a tour of Scandinavia with Jimmy Savile and Cliff Richard in the 70s. Though Harman is asked about Cliff Richard in the interview, which has now been suppressed by the BBC, no mention is made of her Parliamentarian Uncle’s links with paedophiles and murderers, Cliff Richard, or of her own connections with the Paedophile Information Exchange:
All this grooming going on, and so much protection for perpetrators.
Proctor worked for the Duke of Rutland in 2015 when he was raided by the police looking for evidence of paedophilia.
Here’s Rutland trying to help Proctor get a payout from the Met:
Proctor is campaigning for anonymity for the accused but in reality he is campaigning for compensation. He was the one who not only voluntarily ended his own anonymity, he named other co-accused into the bargain.
Those who were innocent have Proctor to blame for the public undermining of their reputations!
The understanding is that Proctor is into beating rent boys in school uniform. Newspapers ran stories on this and he’s paid fines for it in the UK and has been spotted with young rent boys in Morocco.
None of the recent news reports on Proctor mention any of this stuff.
The Duke of Rutland for who he worked is in Jeffrey Epstein’s address book. Several times. There is a connection between Rutland and Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s main procurer and daughter of disgraced publisher and fraudster Robert Maxwell aka the Bouncing Czech.
Maxwell and Epstein are both rumoured to be Israeli intelligence assets.
Proctor appears to think he can do a Boothby:
Lord Boothby (a Tory) was a friend of Churchill’s and the Krays. He was an alcoholic, a gambler and into rent boys. When the Mirror (before Maxwell bought it) published a story about the above photo (without printing it), the then PM Harold Wilson had the story shut down because one of his own MPs Tom Driberg moved in the same circle and Wilson feared blowback (excuse the pun) if Driberg’s name got mentioned.
There was an election coming up and the Profumo affair had already given the press and public a bit of an appetite for scalps and scandals.
So Boothby sued the Mirror and won £40k. More than £500k in today’s money.
Looks like the vile paedo Proctor is doing the same. Wanting to sue the police for calling a paedo a paedo.
But not to worry, Priti Patel and Boris Johnson are trying to ram through facial recognition, GM food, and tasers to all police as if everyone consents and no-one notices.
This is a golden age for propaganda. The BBC is an utterly out of control fascist corporatist machine. It is conducting psy-ops via iPlayer on a gargantuan scale. It has learned much from Savile.
I am trying to get them to hand over the Future of Farming GM reports that they did on Breakfast tv last week.
You would think I was Julian Assange angling for a Royal Family Incest tape featuring Charles, Andrew, Mountbatten and one of the gardeners.
The GM issue is live and they won’t permit debate.
On Saturday they were getting everyone ready for all Police to have Tasers. Don’t they realise that proper criminals will get tasers too?
I emailed the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) about the FBI allegations that Lord Mountbatten (ex Viceroy of India, Prince Phillip’s uncle, mentor to Charles, member of the Lords and former head of UK Armed Forces) was a paedophile who visited the Northern Irish children’s home Kincora for sex with young boys.
They refused to commit.
I asked them about BBC reports that paedophiles operate with impunity right now because of staff shortages on the Forensics side at Sexual Assault Referral Centres.
They refused to commit.
I asked about Epstein related paedophila.
They refused to commit.
Boris is getting what he wants. Paedophiles operate with impunity and privatisation marches on. The Amazon forest burns, he gaslights with his Tory PR bit of stuff and very soon will have successfully lobbied for Evening Standard Editor and former Tory Chancellor, George Osborne, to be named head of the IMF (with Donald Trump’s help).
Bolsonaro, Netanyahu and Johnson are all friends with Trump.
This country has been subjected to a full on Nazi Coup.
Boris is being openly Vichy-like with no-one better to serve up the medicine that Priti Patel and Sajid Javid.
How does a “movement” that gained fame for disrupting and critiquing the wealth and power of the billionaire class end up praising the logo on the tie of a BBC broadcaster awarded the Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) at Buckingham Palace from the future King of England?
You’re not a #RebelForLife if you get on your knees for the Royal Family.
Especially not if you’re wearing an Extinction Rebellion tie!
This Forbes article (from March) discusses how philanthrocapitalists are absolutely falling over themselves to give XR money.
For more on the sinister side of Philanthrocapitalism, read Linsey McGoey’s No Such Thing as a Free Gift. It’s about the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
This next article breaks down who signed the letter in The Times in support of Extinction Rebellion from the Business Community.
Wrong Kind of Green
Bayer, who made the gas in the WWII Gas Chambers, talk about air pollution on EU Green Week.
The Largest Oil Firm in the World was overvalued
The Capitalist will Sell you the Rope to Hang him with. – Lenin
The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves – Lenin
Tackling big tech and democratizing journalism were the main topics I took from this year’s Media Democracy Festival in London this Saturday.
These things are planned long in advance so I shouldn’t expect people who have been preparing talks on structural problems in the media to have an entire programme based on very recent news.
However one thing I felt could have got more attention is the impact of the various reviews and reports that have come out about the media in the last few weeks.
Vanessa Baird of the New Internationalist mentioned the risks that the recent government commissioned Cairncross Review will lead to large corporates cannibalising a newly proposed fund. A fund that’s supposed to support local and public interest journalism.
The thing I worry about is that the recent Anti-Semitism affair is a sign of things to come in a future where politically motivated government backed digital regulators provide additional censorship on top of that already imposed on social media by the likes of Facebook, Google and Twitter.
Natalie Fenton, one of the organizers of the Media Democracy Festival, told me that the small print of the Cairncross Report makes provisions for a digital regulator.
In recent weeks Tom Watson, Labour’s Media and Digital Secretary and member of Labour Friends of Israel, has called for a Social Media Regulator.
Watson recently set up a party within the Labour Party called The Future Britain Group.
Despite having once written a book called Dial M for Murdoch with former Independent journalist Martin Hickman in which they attacked Murdoch, Tom Watson now clearly bats for Team Rupert.
Cairncross’s Report was clearly designed to protect Murdoch and other Press Barons from “big tech” and also from strict official regulation.
Cairncross, when calling for Social Media Regulation , made no mention of Leveson2 – the uncompleted aborted inquiry into phone hacking and rampant press criminality.
The press in this country are above the law.
Damian Collins, the Tory Chair of the Media Select Committee called Facebook “Digital Gangsters” in a recent report but he himself voted to end the unfinished Leveson Inquiry along with the rest of the Tory Party and the DUP.
Murdoch criminality is ok, so long as he is your friend.
Watson himself, though being in receipt of hundreds of thousands of pounds from billionaire press regulation campaigner Max Mosley, has remained completely silent on the subject of press regulation since the announcement that the Press Regulation pressure group Hacked Off were to take the government to court over the binning of the second half of the phone hacking inquiry into criminal activity at Murdoch’s News International publications which include the Sun, the now defunct News of the World, the Times and the Sunday Times.
Watson’s quote at the time was brilliant though scarcely reported.
He said that the conclusion of the inquiry into press criminality was essential and that Murdoch had gagged several phone hacking victims (and possibly journalists) by settling out of court but that an inquiry would have the legal right to give a platform to those witnesses and victims whose silence had been bought by the Murdoch empire.
Since then, Watson has slimmed down and aspires to be the Labour leader and PM.
Which he can’t do without Murdoch.
So it seems clear to me that Watson is in bed with Murdoch.
Both are staunch Israel supporters. And both backed the Iraq war. So, having bonded over their mutual imperialism and disdain for all things Corbyn, Watson and Murdoch now collaborate.
The concern for me is that the new digital fake news regulator will engage in gangland retribution on behalf of Murdoch and the State.
For example, the Canary and Novara have been feeling the Facebook algorithm changes that have led to them getting less traffic.
Social Media is a de facto public utility – so it is bizzare that Facebook, YouTube and Twitter employ unaccountable moderators to use silence ‘bad actors’.
But what rules are the following?
Are they written down?
How different is this to China?
Who controls access to the public sphere?
And how easily can this be captured?
A digital regulator will work for Murdoch, May, and Watson and take out their rivals.
It will also help undermine any call for regulation of anything run by the Press Barons.
Newspapers currently have more online and digital subscribers than hard copy.
And the most popular site of them all, the Guardian, moderates it’s comments section but is also not regulated.
Same goes for the other papers.
So the system is set up to silence dissent while claiming to be free and self-regulated.
The solutions to this problem, as I have been told, are to migrate over to Web 3.0 and the decentralized blockchain.
I have come across Steemit, D-Tube and the soon to be launched Bywire, which is part run by Byline, a new online publication. I know and get on well with the people at Byline.
Byline are also on good terms with Watson and Collins, whom I cannot stand.
I have never been able to work that one out to be honest.
Byline do great work and Peter Jukes, one the driving forces behind Byline, helped break the Cambridge Analytica story and has done excellent work on the far right links in the Conservative movements tied to Brexit and the Conservative party.
I interviewed Peter last year for Real Media and I really recommend the two videos we released!
One of the presenters at the festival, a Lithuanian female gamer, I forget her name, talked about 4chan and how there alt-right is strong in gamer communities.
I have heard of Gab which is supposed to be like Nazi twitter but I have never been on it.
Tom Watson also made lots of noise about paedophilila a few years ago and mysteriously stopped talking about it.
He said that Leon Brittan was part of a Westminster VIP paedophile ring.
He talked about Rotherham too. But that all suddenly stopped.
Rotherham was etched into the NZ mosque attacker’s gun.
But like his Tory rival Sajid Javid, Watson has chosen to blame the NZ attack on Social Media and said nothing about the role of the Murdoch press.
Whereas Sajid Javid chooses to grandstand against refugees and compete with Tommy Robinson over who is coming down hardest on ‘Asian paedophiles’ – Watson likes to point his own gun at Social Media and, like Javid, at “anti-Semitic Corbynistas”.
I believe a significant share of the antisemitic allegations that have been directed at the Labour Party are politically motivated. Murdoch himself commissioned Tom Bower to write a book about Corbyn which is full of falsehoods and is itself a racist tome. The book was serialised in the Mail on Sunday and when the author appeared on Sky television (recently sold by Murdoch), he labelled a left wing guest, Michael Segalov, “a self-hating Jew”.
Watson has had plenty of soft interviews with Andrew Marr recently in which he has been allowed to set out his stall. His main problem remains that he has no charisma.
He and Javid clearly don’t mind racist populists so long as they are Islamaphobic.
Like the ex Liberal leader, David Steel, Tom Watson will be sitting on lots of info about child sex abuse in the UK but has chosen to pursue his political career in lieu of obtaining justice for the victims.
Javid, May and obviously Murdoch are awash in paedophile info.
Maybe, like his new friend Murdoch, Watson is having too much fun playing with the possibilities of Kompromat.
In many ways, Murdoch and Watson are the perfect evil double act.
Could Watson somehow take over without winning a Labour leadership election?
Well of course.
All it takes is for Corbyn to die.
The Australian politician that got egged this weekend got more attention than Corbyn did when he was recently attacked in Finabury Park.
Is there any footage?
Why has none of it been shown?
And why has Watson’s twitter feed not called out the Murdoch press for its racism and Islamaphobia?
Feels like everyone else has.
Is Watson really an opposition Minister or is he controlled opposition?
Vladimir Lenin said the best way to control the opposition is “to lead it ourselves”.
I’ve been reading Inside the Mind of Xi Jinping this morning, which is brilliant.
Bloomberg has just shown that the May Government’s proposals to shut the Serious Fraud Office are part of the UK’s post Brexit offer of Corruption-as-a-Service.
UK territories already include tax havens like Jersey and the Cayman Islands, so why not go the whole way and get rid of fraud prosecution altogether?
Steve Middleton, Financial Adviser and Founder of Bank Confidential, says that if you’re an up-to-no-good financial services outfit, who would you rather be on your case, Hercules Poirot or Inspector Clouseau?
That is the current state of affairs in the UK with the FCA, Bank of England, City of London Economic Crime Police, Audit Firms, Law Firms, SFO and the revolving door with the Banks.
As long as regulators are muzzled and employees afraid to speak out, the culture of Omertà that financial journalist Ian Fraser has said exists in UK financial services will never go away.
A potential whistleblower has to jump through many legal hoops in order to get whistleblower status and all for very little reward.
See it. Say it. Sorted.
The government’s recent “See it. Say it. Sorted.” campaign applies to unattended baggage and foreign looking individuals,
Apparently wearing a coat now makes you a terror suspect… Especially if you look like a Jew as depicted by the Nazis pic.twitter.com/JNeOXRwpGJ
But as pointed out by the Bloomberg Report, the government’s entire post Brexit strategy is premised on suspect packages of cash making their way into the UK financial system with absolutely minimal questions asked.
The “See it. Say it. Sorted.” campaign is run by British Transport Police which reports to the Home Office.
Contrast that with typing “Speak up”, “Whistleblower” into a UK-based search engine. What you get is a fractured wild west of consulting firms all of whom are competing with each other to get private sector contracts to help companies deal with whistleblowers.
Senior Saudi Officials are in town this week. The type that hire American mercenary firms to torture their own cousins in American owned Marriott Hotels in order to extract $100 billion and show everyone who’s boss.
This would be equivalent to Amber Rudd hiring ex-Met Chief Phillip Hogan Howe’s new HSBC financed security firm to torture the previous Home Secretary Theresa May for a few months in exchange for her and her husband’s pension and most of their life savings.
Of course all talk of British made bombs being dropped on innocent hungry Yemeni children is off limits.
The UK is still angling for the Saudis to give clearance for Saudi Aramco, the world’s biggest oil firm, to float on the London Stock Exchange.
Such a transaction would allow for millions in commission to float through to the City of London and to the advisers on the deal – HSBC.
One of the main advantages the UK has over the US is that in the UK no-one will ever bring a lawsuit agains the Saudis for harbouring terrorists.
In New York, lawyers are licking their lips at the chance of winning compensation for 911 victims from Saudi Arabia as 11 of the 19 hijackers were Saudis.
If Gadaffi had to pay for Lockerbie than why not the Saudis?
So UK really is selling immunity as a service. The ultimate form of liberalism. We believe in a form of diversity that takes in acceptance of war criminals and genocide as well as mere guns, drugs and terror.
I interviewed anti-corruption campaigner and HSBC Whistleblower Nicholas Wilson during the last election and he explained the situation nicely:
Nicholas Wilson has blogged, tweeted and spoken about these issues and UK politics in general from an HSBC angle. The data he presents and the power mapping he has done points strongly to the systems that are in place to protect the UK establishment as well as transnational corporations at the expense of much human life and the environment. To those of you who are interested in political puppetry and the revolving door, I strongly suggest following his campaign.
You have to admire the chutzpah of these Tories. It’s all done in plain sight and they only ever lie about it when questioned.
This puff piece in defence of Mohammed Bin Salman (MBS) is by an employee of the Islamaphobic Henry Jackson Society and appears in the Independent which is owned by the same Russian Oligarch that employed George Osborne to edit the Evening Standard.
The Standard and Independent’s mission is therefore clear: Oppose Brexit but promote anything which protects billionaires, like money laundering.
On Thursday George Osborne, current editor of the Evening Standard and architect of extended austerity policies that inflicted misery on millions, issued a self congratulatory tweet upon the news that the austerity deficit target had finally been met, two years after he was ejected and nearly 8 years after it started.
The question i ask myself is whether anyone is going to get the Labour Party to debate these issues openly and vigorously and put clear unambiguous pledges and policy in its manifesto that can stop this sort of thing forever.
Those who wish to contribute, please step forward.
Like Murdoch and unlike Corbyn, Le Pen uses immigration to divide.
Lots of people in the UK are now sceptical about Globalisation – many vote UKIP, Labour, Green, and SNP.
By stealing Labour policies and rhetoric the Tories are picking up plenty of ex-UKIP votes.
With the media’s help they try to convince voters that Blair, Cameron and even Corbyn are far too metropolitan and somehow un-British, and that we should all get back in touch with our socially conservative inner-Tory.
Many of these voters are against excessive immigration and open borders.
Which Corbyn and Lib Dems are seen as soft on.
We’re constantly told that we want a strong leader. Like May, Trump, or Le Pen.
Now is Le Pen’s time because she goes one further than Corbyn, Sturgeon, Lucas and even Theresa May.
For Le Pen is both fully racist and fully anti-capitalist — wanting total protection of both borders and markets.
She needs to solve France’s unemployment and lack of productivity without acknowledging that the EU has historically protected its borders and markets (often to benefit France!)
Is Le Pen more scared of the Eastern Europeans who’ve used free movement since communism fell; the refugees from US / UK / Coalition operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Syria; or of immigrants who’ve moved to France not because of the EU but because of France’s own kleptocratic African, Asian and Caribbean adventures?
Unlike Trump, Farage and Murdoch — and very much like Corbyn — Le Pen is fervently anti-Deregulation.
Farage ran a very confused Brexit campaign that focused on Brussels’ authoritarianism and ignored the degree to which Brussels had been infiltrated and in many ways captured by the City of London’s lobby group.
For evidence of this lobbying just look at the EU -US trade agreement TTIP.
This policy was announced by Obama and Cameron in Northern Ireland at the G7 / G8 meeting in 2013 and would have harmonised food, labour and environmental regulation on both sides of the Atlantic.
It’s precisely that model of Anglo-Saxon style capitalism that Le Pen and Corbyn both reject.
Farage just pretended to hate it. He is actually a big fan of the financial services lobby. It’s where he gets his cash.
But still, lots of Brexit campaigners, including Farage, jumped on the momentum that had been generated by the Anti-TTIP movement to push for Brexit.
In France, Le Pen used TTIP to push for her own election.
This is the most irresponsible manner in the way the French election is being covered here in the UK.
There is not enough parallel context being drawn with the UK political scene..
Is Le Pen being praised by the British press simply because our newspaper owners think she is a bit like Theresa May?
The way the European Central Bank is run is severely flawed but little discussion of its policies are permitted to take place at any level.
Therefore even though many people know there is a problem, our media and politicians don’t permit us the space to discuss it.
Many Labour and Lib Dems seemed to have swallowed deregulation whole and by aggressively campaigning to remain in the EU didn’t permit debate of its flaws.
Jeremy Corbyn was an exception to that as he said he was against TTIP and deregulation. But he wasn’t given the platform that he deserved.
He was co-opted by the Remain camp.
His biggest failing on Europe was that he didn’t take more of a stand in public over TTIP.
Despite letting people know his views on Trident and Bombing Syria Corbyn never engaged in a public debate with his party about TTIP and so the deregulation lobbyists captured the entire debate.
They’re doing the same with the NHS and PFI.
So despite having some great ideas about taking back control, Corbyn’s project is being treated as a joke while Le Pen’s is taken seriously.
Corbyn’s patriotism is being rejected by the tax-avoiding foreign-owned media in favour of Theresa May’s lies which are designed to mask the looting of the UK public sector by the financial services sector.
Will Labour come up with a plan to save the NHS by prosecuting bankers for fraudulent PFI?
I asked them that very question this week and have been told Labour’s PFI announcements are due later in the campaign.
I suggested that we need ideas circulating asap in order to persuade people to ignore the spin. But so far no reply.