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Category: UK Politics

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Politics

Friday, June 16, 2017

British Election Sends Shockwaves Felt Here and Abroad / Politics / UK Politics

By: John_Browne

Last week's General Election in the United Kingdom was a disaster for the new conservative government of Prime Minster Theresa May. Having called the unnecessary "snap" elections in order to strengthen her political hand, the result actually reduced the number of seats held by the conservatives and delivered large gains to the opposition Labour party, which had seemed in disarray just a few months ago. Although she has announced no plans to step down, her position has been severely weakened, possibly fatally. More pointedly, the UK's hand in negotiating favorable Brexit terms has eroded substantially. Besides creating significant ramifications for the European and global economy, the election also provides important lessons for the potential state of American politics.

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Politics

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Trump's UK Visit on Hold / Politics / UK Politics

By: Stephen_Lendman

It may be cancelled altogether. Reportedly he told Prime Minister Theresa May he won't come until Brits support him - highly unlikely any time ahead.

He doesn't want to visit London if large-scale protests are planned during his visit.

Days after his inauguration, in response to May revealing he accepted Queen Elizabeth's invitation to come, anti-Trump campaigners used social media, calling for London's "biggest protest ever."

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Politics

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

UK Thin Blue Police Line - Those Were the May Days / Politics / UK Politics

By: Raul_I_Meijer

Is it sheer hubris, or is it just incompetence? It’s a question often asked when it comes to politics. And regularly, the answer is both. Still, what the ruling British political class has put on display recently seems to exist in a category all its own. Less than a year go, then-PM David Cameron lost the Brexit referendum that he called himself and was dead sure he would win by a landslide.

His successor Theresa May, Cameron’s Home Secretary and a staunch Remain advocate, lost the Brexit vote as much as her PM did, but stayed on, was promoted, and acted for 11 months like Downing Street 10 was hers by Divine Decree. Then she did the exact same thing Cameron did: she looked at polling numbers and decided to go for the jugular: more power through a snap vote.

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Politics

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

SNP Declare Scotland to Commit Economic Suicide Early 2019, 2nd Independence Referendum / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

The cult like SNP that sees Independence as the answer to EVERY question and so IS are once more demanding another once in a generation Independence referendum, barely 2 years since the last one. This despite current opinion polls stating that 55% of Scots want to remain within the United Kingdom. Though facts on the ground barely register with Scotland's IS fundamentalists who could be seen as being just as dangerously determined to destroy the United Kingdom as are their Levant namesakes. Permanently deaf, dumb and blind to the real world consequences of that which they zealously seek, an outcome that would amount to Scotland committing economic, social and territorial suicide, for that is what happens when nations tear themselves apart and this whilst Britain is attempting to pull itself away from the European Union is clearly meant to do maximum damage to England and Scotland, in their never ending quest for suicide as is the ultimate goal of all cults.

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Politics

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Will Theresa May Lap Dance for President Alt Trump? The Special Needs Relationship / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Is Theresa May making a huge blunder by running to see President Alt Trump? After all it will reek of desperation wanting to be the first leader to the meet and great America's emerging tyrant, especially as no other leader of significance is rushing to the White House. The British press has already worked itself up into a frenzy of expectations, one of a special trade deal for the special needs relationship, as Britain fulfills its destiny of leaving the European Union before it implodes.

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Politics

Monday, January 09, 2017

PM Theresa May Fears Donald Trump Will Grab Her by the P#ssy When they Meet / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

In a candid interview with Sky news British Prime Minister Theresa May in addition to covering the usual hot topics of BrExit and the NHS, was asked by Sophy Ridge on her thoughts about meeting Donald Trump given that it is on the record that he likes to grab women by the P#ssy.

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News_Letter

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Chinese Empire Investing Billions in the UK, Good News or Trojan Horse? / News_Letter / UK Politics

By: NewsLetter

The Market Oracle Newsletter
1st September, 2016 Issue # 22 Vol. 10

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Politics

Friday, November 18, 2016

UK Might Be on the Verge of Another Political Crisis / Politics / UK Politics

By: John_Mauldin

BY GEORGE FRIEDMAN : It’s the season for amazing electoral events.

On November 3, the High Court of England and Wales ruled the Brexit vote does not let the prime minister officially notify the EU of the UK's intent to withdraw. Rather, Parliament must authorize the prime minister’s actions.

This raises the possibility that Parliament might refuse to authorize notification. More likely, Parliament could choose to oversee the terms the UK offers and agrees to.

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Politics

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Theresa May Instructs Police, NHS Gp's, Public Sector To Stop Racial Discrimination in Service Delivery / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

The whole spectrum of the public sector from the Police, to the NHS, to education is not governed by the pursuit of excellence for all recipients so as to maximise competitive advantage and increase market share but instead operates under the fundamental principles of delivering that which is free at the point of delivery. In which respect whether someone gets good or bad service is dependant upon the public servants own prejudices, usually dictated by stereotyping, the mass media and what's said in the gossip columns or on social media.

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Politics

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Michael 'Little Finger' Gove Slays Boris 'Baratheon' Johnson in Game of Thrones for Next Tory PM / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

David Cameron's announcement to step down as Prime Minister by early September propelled Brexit Leader Boris Johnson to become the favourite to takeover as Britain's next Tory Leader and Prime Minister. However, the great game for the Tory 'iron throne' was on, as Michael Gove today both discredited Boris Johnson whom he was supposed to be the campaign manager for and then went against EVERYTHING he has stated during the EU Referendum Campaign, in fact against everything he has been saying for the past 4 years by declaring that he himself would now stand for the Tory Leadership, so it looks like Gove, just like 'Little Finger' has apparently been manoeuvring towards the Tory 'iron throne' all along!

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Politics

Thursday, April 28, 2016

MP Naz Shah Punished for Tweets Made During Israel's Genocide of Gaza Palestinian People / Politics / UK Politics

By: N_Walayat

The establishment that has ruled over the British people for centuries, offering illusions of freedom and democracy and mechanisms of consumerism and debt to keep the worker slaves sedated and occupied, today sought to silence a voice of criticism of one of the elites agenda items, that for the emergence of a Greater Israel that has been in progress for near 50 years. One that involves the systematic genocide of the Palestinian people and theft of their land, of which the 2014 Gaza war crimes demonstrated that there were no depths to which the Jewish fundamentalists would sink to exterminate the Palestinian people which included the death of over 500 children and destruction of near 1/3rd of Gaza infrastructure.

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Politics

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Forbidden History - The 1916 Irish Uprising against British Imperialism / Politics / UK Politics

By: BATR

With the Easter Rising of 1916, the world was introduced to the eulogy of Pax Britannica. Much like the coercion used by the Roman Empire, the British Crown were masters at colonial repression and exploitation of royal holdings. The long strained history between the Emerald Isle and the City of London dates back many centuries. From the punitive exploits of Oliver Cromwell to the use of the Auxiliary Division of the Royal Irish Constabulary (ADRIC), the shrift shed blood on both sides. Independence comes at a high price when the imperium masters dig in to keep their rule in place.

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Politics

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Iceland's Tax Dodging PM Resigns, David Cameron Next? Insidious Banking Crime Syndicate / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

The 'Panama papers' leak of 11.5 million documents on the tax affairs of the world's elites at just one of thousands of tax dodge facilitating firms which thus represents a mere fraction of the tax dodging that goes on in the world's tax havens, many of which are British dominions. So whilst the Panama papers are making the headlines today, however virtually EVERYONE already well understands that the rich and political elite DODGE TAXES, usually paying just a token amount that tends to be a lot closer to 0% than even 1% of earnings. Whilst the gullible workers, the sheeple pay 20% or 40% of their earnings to the state, which compares against less than 1% tax paid by those who earn hundreds times more, much of which is through ill gotten gains such as by criminals and dictators and their henchmen, the likes of Czar Putin who has probably funneled $10's of billion's of the Russian peoples wealth out of the country and into a myriad of tax haven front companies, and then we have the Al brigade, thousands of Sheiks who have siphoned off the Gulfs oil wealth over many decade, with the so called communists of China not far behind.

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Politics

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

David Cameron Grovels At the Feet of Xi Jinping Chinese Emperor Dictator / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

David Cameron whilst on the one hand encouraging sanctions against the likes of Czar Putin, Russia's tin pot dictator for his rampage across eastern europe. Instead embarrassingly, when faced with China's Emperor Dictator Xi Jinping, David Cameron has bent over backwards to have not just himself but the whole of the British establishment literally groveling at the feet of the head of the emerging totalitarian global military power, that in many respects is worse than Czar Putin's Russia.

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Politics

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Jeremy Corbyn Wins Labour Leadership Election 2015, Labour Out of Power for 15 Years! / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Voting for the the next Labour leader closed at 12pm today. The election followed the disastrous reign of Ed Milliband who not only failed to beat the Conservatives at the May general election but took Labour back towards the 1980's level of number of MP' after haemorrhaging virtually every Labour MP in Scotland to the Scottish Independence fanatics.

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Politics

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

New Labour Leader - 12 Suggestions for Transforming UK / Politics / UK Politics

By: Submissions

Compass has today written an open letter to the new Labour leader with 12 suggestions for how they could use their office to to build firm foundations for the political transformation of our country. The open letter addresses the three main powers that the leader will have to develop if it wants to build a lasting political project - the power through the party, the power to convene and the power to reframe the debate:

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Politics

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Independant Scotland 1 Year on, UK Civil War If the SNP Fanatics Had Succeeded / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

What to know what would have happened if the SNP fanatics had succeeded in convincing the Scottish electorate into voting for independence?

Well the following video gives an idea of the path that not just Scotland would have been set upon but the whole of the UK as Scottish independence would have unleashed forces that would literally have torn the nation apart, something that the SNP fanatics continue to remain blind to today, this despite the fact of the oil price collapse of 2015 which alone would have collapsed the Scottish economy.

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Politics

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Britain: A Functioning Democracy It’s Not / Politics / UK Politics

By: Raul_I_Meijer

We at the Automatic Earth always try to steer clear of elections as much as possible, because there are no functioning democracies left in the west -no more than there are functioning markets-, and no journalists reporting on them either. Interesting question, by the way: how can a journalist report on a democracy that isn’t there? And where in that setting does news turn to mere opinion, and where does opinion then become news ?

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Politics

Saturday, May 02, 2015

Kate Gives Birth to Coalition Government / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Kate goes into Labour but gives birth to Conservative led Coalition. Britain's broadcast media has been full of irrelevant mind numbing continuous drivel coverage of the birth of the latest Royal, literally all day focused on the doors of St Mary's Hospital waiting for Will and Kate to emerge with their new baby daughter as the BBC, Sky and the rest deemed that of being infinitely more importance to Britains slave population than the impending too close to call general election of which public school boy will be next to dance to the bankster's tune.

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News_Letter

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

UK Saved From I.S. Threat But Scottish Independence Nightmare is Not Over! / News_Letter / UK Politics

By: NewsLetter

The Market Oracle Newsletter
Sept 29th , 2014 Issue # 18 Vol. 8

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Politics

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Torture, Terror And Elite Schizophrenia In The UK / Politics / UK Politics

By: Andrew_McKillop

Keep Calm and Carry On
First reaction and respnse from the "mainsream media" in the UK. if not from alternate media and bloggers to the US Senate report on CIA-initiated torture, was to talk it down and dump it. Editorials in true-blue papers like the 'Telegraph' and in every single media outlet owned by Rupert Murdoch, Sky Tv and of course the BBC told consumers of pap-news that torture was necessary if a wee bit distasteful, saved lives, and thwarted Islamic terror plots - but is never used by the UK!

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Politics

Friday, November 28, 2014

British Government Publishes UK, Scotland DevoMax Smith Report Suicide Note / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

The consequences of the panicking Westminister politicians making unlimited promises of DevoMax in the last days of the Scottish Independence Referendum campaign that sowed the seeds for the destruction of the United Kingdom have now started to become manifest in the Smith report that details the transfer of tax and spending powers to the Scottish Parliament which will amount to approx 50% of governance that would still be coupled with a NET subsidy to Scotland of approx £9 billion per year to be born by predominantly England's Wage slaves where now the Scottish parliament will also be allowed to print billions in debt without inflation or interest rates consequences as the debt will be underwritten by the United Kingdom that sows the seeds for stealth destruction of the United Kingdom as Scotland effectively sucks dry the financial blood of the United Kingdom. Furthermore the whole basis of the SNP argument of an Independant Scotland living off of North Sea Oil has already gone up in smoke following the collapse in crude oil prices!

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Politics

Monday, November 10, 2014

Britain Can Leave The European Union / Politics / UK Politics

By: Andrew_McKillop

It Can Also Leave the UK
Britain's mainstream and alternative political parties, including UKIP and Scotland's SNP are two powerful players responding and reacting to a host of factors changing the country. In the wake of the Scottish indepedendence referendum the problem, threat – or simple reality of regional and nationalist political forces breaking up the previous two-party (and already three-party) system of power in a united national state are unstoppable. Wales is pushing for more and further devolution of powers from Westminster and England. The northern regions of England are doing the same. Despite being beaten in the September referendum, the SNP now speaks and acts for Scotland and if recent opinion polls are right, it has a 20-point lead in voting intentions against the Labour party with its "traditional" 41 safe seats in Scotland, able to turn the UK Labour party into the English Labour party at the coming May 2103 general elections.

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Politics

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

David Cameron Uses EU Fine to Bolster Support / Politics / UK Politics

By: John_Browne

Last week, the unelected European Commission demanded that the United Kingdom pay an additional $2.8 billion to fund the European Union. The new charges resulted from the fact that the British economy had grown faster than had been expected in the past year. The demand sparked outrage from Great Britain's Prime Minister, David Cameron, and media, particularly as France and Germany would receive rebates, financed largely by the new funds being demanded from the UK. Looked at in a different light, it is simply a tax on growth that will not sit well with the British public, and could perhaps hasten the day that the UK will split from the Eurozone.

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Politics

Saturday, October 25, 2014

European Commission Mafia Demands £1.7 Billion from Britain, Test for Cameron Man or Mouse? / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

David Cameron has been huffing and puffing, and stamping his feet all day that Britain would not be held to ransom to the tune of a £1.7 billion 'adjustment' that the European Commission Mafia has conjured out of thin air as the Vig that Britain must pay by 1st of December for apparently economic activity attributed to the black economy such as prostitution. Conversely the EC Mafia's God Fathers, France and Germany rewarded themselves a comparable sum of near £1.7billion as a reward for being at the centre of the European Crime Syndicate.

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News_Letter

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Scottish Independence YES Vote Panic - Scotland Committing Suicide and Terminating the UK? / News_Letter / UK Politics

By: NewsLetter

The Market Oracle Newsletter

September 7th, 2014 Issue # 17 Vol. 8

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Politics

Monday, September 29, 2014

UK Saved From I.S. Threat But Scottish Independence Nightmare is Not Over! / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

A week on from when the UK managed to avoid having an I.S. (Independent Scotland) failed state on its northern border, the creation of which would have been literally cataclysmic as an I.S. would have ripped the whole of Britain apart, North, South, East and West as once states start to unravel then events soon gather a momentum of their own where what was thought as unimaginable barely a few months earlier would start to become manifest.

The YES Campaigns victory was achieved by means of Westminister politicians LYING to the Scottish electorate by making promises of bribes that amount to effectively INCREASING Scotland's annual net subsidy from England by 50% as the price to be paid by English workers despite having had no say in the matter.

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Politics

Sunday, September 21, 2014

The Problem With UKIP And Other I I P's / Politics / UK Politics

By: Andrew_McKillop

IIP's or The Instant Independence Parties
Before the howls arrive on my doorstep accusing me of personality assassination of Nigel Farage, I will clearly say Nigel Farage is a nice man who is probably kind to animals and small children. He is also opposed to Scottish independence because it would be “the wrong political and economic flavour” for him. It would be Statist and Taxist (which is a word I offer him). It would increase national debt. It would fritter away the oil and whisky and other things, and its national money would go down the tube. It would be a Nanny State truly at home in the EU. It would be bureaucratic and meddling. It would probably start losing football matches, but that one is not yet on Farage's “No” list.

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Politics

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Charade of Independence for Scotland and UKIP / Politics / UK Politics

By: MISES

Andy Duncan writes: Jeff Deist: Ladies and Gentleman, welcome to Mises Weekends. I’m your host, Jeff Deist, and I’m very happy to be joined by Andy Duncan. Andy, how are you this evening in the UK?

Andy Duncan: Well, it’s very nice to be with you again, Jeff.

JD: Andy, I’d like to get your impressions about UKIP. In the Western media, it seems to be portrayed a populist, nationalist, anti-immigration movement, but I’d like your thoughts.

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Politics

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Why Is Scotland's Referendum Already A Black Swan? Cataclysmic Uncertainty / Politics / UK Politics

By: DK_Matai

1. The pound sterling is falling. It has already fallen by 6% over the past two months. Sterling may yet fall further next week in the absence of official intervention. Investors pulled out around GBP 17 billion from the British economy last month as fears that Scotland could go independent began to hit the prospects of the whole United Kingdom. More money flowed out of British assets in August than at any time since the height of the financial crisis during the collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008. Over the course of this year, more than GBP 120 billion has been pulled out of British financial assets, compared to a net gain of around GBP 40 billion in 2013.

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Stock-Markets

Friday, September 12, 2014

Panic On The Streets Of London ... Can Scotland Ever Be The Same Again? / Stock-Markets / UK Politics

By: GoldCore

There is now less than one week of campaigning remaining before the Scottish Independence Referendum, which takes place next Thursday, September 18. 

The pro-union ‘no’ vote campaign is back in the lead this week after the latest opinion poll from pollsters YouGov put them at 52%, marginally ahead of the pro-independence ‘yes’ campaign.

The referendum question being asked is simply “Should Scotland be an independent country?”

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Politics

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Scotland - A Wee Problem for the UK / Politics / UK Politics

By: John_Browne

Last weekend several polls emerged that shockingly forecast Scottish independence from Great Britain is within the realm of political possibilities. Although the September 18th vote had worried a number of people, the evenly split polling results burst upon the world like a thunderbolt, perhaps shattering the image of a steady, genial and conservative Britain. But the ramifications of Scottish independence go far beyond national pride and historical score settling. Watchers of the global economy should be aware of the potentially serious follow-on results.

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Politics

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Cameron and Miliband Desperately Attempt to Prevent Scotland Committing Suicide / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Leaders of both major political parties, Ed Milliband (Labour) and David Cameron (Conservatives) headed north on Wednesday to try and persuade 9% of Britain in terms of population and economy not to commit suicide by voting YES in what is termed as an independence referendum but in reality is towards marking the start of the dissolution of a 300 year old union of the Island of Britain that over the centuries has become ever more intertwined that on September 18th could begin the dangerous process of being ripped apart all for the tunnel vision obsession of Scottish power hungry nationalists such as Alex Salmond who literally are willing to sacrifice their own nation for personal vanity.

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Politics

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Scottish Independence UK Catastrophe - The Balkanisation of Britain - Video / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

The people of Britain are waking up to the potential reality of the end of the United Kingdom if as recent opinion polls increasingly suggest Scotland votes YES for independence / dissolution of the union on September 18th 2014.

This video answers key questions as to what would happen to both Scotland and the UK financially, economically and socially should Scotland vote YES, as the risks are far beyond that which many people have thus contemplated, far beyond just Scotland gaining independence but rather acting to blow itself and the United Kingdom apart.

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Politics

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Scotland's 26.35 Tons Of British Gold / Politics / UK Politics

By: Andrew_McKillop

Massive Threat to England
Proving it isn't yet the end of summer and its silly season, at least for journalists (and politicians), reports from sources including Reuters -  “Ownership of UK gold up for renegotiation if Scotland votes Yes”, September 9 - say that independent Scotland could lay claim to a part of the United Kingdom's 310-tonne gold reserves if votes go in favour of the "Yes" campaign. Ownership of Britain's bullion hoard will be up for negotiation along with other assets. How about the debts and liabilities?

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Politics

Monday, September 08, 2014

Will The 300 Year Old UK Survive? / Politics / UK Politics

By: Andrew_McKillop

No Longer Certain “No” Will Win
Unsurprisingly to me, the Yes voters in Scotland are getting more affirmative and less secretive about their preference for an independent Scotland. Because its a classic “first past the post” voting system and process, a minority will decide what happens – but few complain about that time-worn electoral process in Britain, except for example the Lib Dems who want proportional voting because it would give them more seats in the Westminster parliament. 

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Politics

Sunday, September 07, 2014

Scottish Independence YES Vote Panic - Scotland Committing Suicide and Terminating the UK? / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

There is PANIC in the air as the NO Campaigns 20% opinion poll lead at the start of 2014 has now completely evaporated as the YES campaign edges into the lead with just 12 days to go, with the latest opinion poll that for the first time putting the YES vote on 51%, against 49% NO (YouGov for the Sunday Times) will likely prompt a mini panic on Monday morning as the forex and financial markets further discount the increasing risks of a YES Vote that will likely prompt UK politicians to further bend over backwards to accommodate Scotland costing UK tax payers many more billions per year.

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Politics

Thursday, September 04, 2014

Scottish Independence Opens Pandora's Box of Disintegration, Balkanisation of Britain / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

The peoples of the United Kingdom are literally being sleep walked towards the edge of the cliff, most completely unaware of the potentially disastrous ramifications for not just Scotland but for what lies in store for the remainder of the United Kingdom following a Scottish Independence YES vote that would break start the process for ripping apart a 300 hundred year old entity of an United Island of Great Britain, which as I have repeatedly warned of during 2014 that a YES vote would literally sow the seeds for the balkanisation of Britain as this Island would literally tear it itself apart as the status quo of what had been taken for granted would no longer exist.

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Politics

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Douglas Carswell Tory MP Defects to UKIP / Politics / UK Politics

By: Jonathan_Davis

A pretty momentous event last week.

I read two excellent pieces on it and on him:

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Politics

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Scottish Independence Vote / Politics / UK Politics

By: Jonathan_Davis

The vote in September is unlikely to be Yes for Independence – though the polls are closer now than a few months ago and there is a large undecided bloc.  However, I’ll be surprised if Scotland votes Yes especially as the Establishment is out in force telling the people to vote No.

Why would that be, I wonder?  See below.

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Politics

Saturday, August 23, 2014

If Scotland Votes Independant It Will Revalue Its Money / Politics / UK Politics

By: Andrew_McKillop

Devalue or Revalue The Money?
With absolutely no doubt the question of what money an independent Scotland would use, and its value, has become the major background theme in the independence debate. The English Union lobby argues Scotland will have to devalue, suffer huge inflation, and become a European Argentina, which is pure and simple nonsense. England is the Argentina-candidate of Europe but does not have a telegenic Madame Kirchner to say so! Its money is massively overvalued on any rational basis.

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Politics

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Warsi Quits David Cameron's Chamberlain Government Appeasing Israel's Genocide of Palestinians / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Baroness Warsi tweeted this morning that she would be resigning from David Cameron's Chamberlainesk government that through silence on the current phase of the slow burn genocide / holocaust of the Palestinian people that Israel seeks to quiet, just as Germany of the 1930's had sought to bring quiet to Europe's Jews.

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Politics

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Ed Miliband Distances Himself from David 'Chamberlain' Cameron on Israel Gaza Terror War / Politics / UK Politics

By: Videos

Ed Miliband who has close personal ties with Israel, now fearful of losing votes at the next general election as a consequence of the slow burn genocide of the Palestinian people as illustrated by the current ongoing War on Gaza is attempting to distance himself from Britain's modern day Chamberlain Prime Minister David Cameron by issuing a string of criticisms of primarily David Cameron and secondly Israel's slaughter of mostly women and children.

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Politics

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Ed Milliband Fears Israel Jewish Fundamentalist Gaza War Massacres Backlash / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

In the wake of the latest periodic barbaric bloodletting of palestinians by Israel that tends to occur every second year resulting in several thousand deaths of mostly women and children with many times more injured, thousands of homes and much of Gaza's infrastructure destroyed all in the name of Jewish fundamentalism for that is what best describes the Zionist ideology of Israel, one of chosen people of God that has its whole basis in myth and superstitions such as talking snakes, magic apples, women cursed to be second class citizens for eternity, and a vindictive spiteful God who punishes the WHOLE of mankind forever just for eating one apple and out this madness emerges the myth of a chosen people of God, the me, me, me, we are special syndrome, lately obsessed with finding genetic proof for a Jewish master race just as Germany of the 1930's had once been engaged in and like wise see non jews as literally sub-human Goyim to slaughter.

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Politics

Thursday, July 10, 2014

UK Public Sector on Strike, Schools Closed - Silverdale Sheffield Example / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

An estimated 1 million public sector workers that includes most teachers have gone on strike today to protest against the sub-inflation 1% pay cap and for some even ZERO pay increases of the past few years that the Labour union movement has labeled as the 'cost of living crisis' as inflation each year erodes the purchasing power of earnings.

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Politics

Monday, June 23, 2014

George Osborne HS3 Leeds and Manchester Rail Link for New North Mega-City / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

George Osborne has thrown an major infrstrucvutre funding election scrap at the north by suggesting that a new high speed link HS3 should be created between Manchester and Leeds that would more than halve the existing travel time between the two cities.

"The cities of the North are individually strong, but collectively not strong enough. The whole is less than the sum of its parts. So the powerhouse of London dominates more and more. And that's not healthy for our economy. It's not good for our country.

"We need a northern powerhouse too. Not one city, but a collection of northern cities - sufficiently close to each other that combined they can take on the world. Able to provide jobs and opportunities and security to the many, many people who live here, and for whom this is all about."
- George Osborne

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Politics

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Doomburgers On The Menu In The UK / Politics / UK Politics

By: Andrew_McKillop

French Like Hamburgers
One way to talk around the problem of food no longer having any taste – called the Malbouffe crisis in France and dating to the late 1990s – is to dumb down and eat what everybody else eats. So French today eat hamburgers. Adding a regulation dose of French hypocrisy, this comes down to selling hamburgers – at well over 20 euros ($27) each - by calling them Gastro(nomic) Burgers made from Organic Foods and “elaborated” by French cooking experts called Les Toques.

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News_Letter

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Scottish Independence Economic Consequences for England, UK, Ukraine 2014, Britain 2016? / News_Letter / UK Politics

By: NewsLetter

The Market Oracle Newsletter
February 24th , 2014 Issue # 7 Vol. 8

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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Would England Use Force To Stop Scottish Independence? / Politics / UK Politics

By: Andrew_McKillop

No to English Annexation
At its simplest, any English action to prevent Scotland seceding from the 1707 Union would be a land and resource grab. Muddy England has one of the highest population densities in the world, about 400 persons per square kilometer, compared with about 75 in Scotland. Overcrowded England needs Scotland for lebensraum, as Hitler called it. Apart from oil and gas, Scotland also has whisky, fishing, lumber and tourist assets and resources. Which overcrowded England has less of, or none at all.

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Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Czar Putin's Annexation of Crimea Ukraine, Lesson for Independent Scotland? / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

The ease to which the Russian military descended upon Crimea and several eastern parts of Ukraine reeks of pre-planning of several several weeks if not months. Therefore Russia is not just reacting to events in Kiev but will likely have orchestrated the whole build up including the events that saw the Berkut special police open fire on protestors in Kiev, as all part of Putin's plan for the dismemberment of Ukraine before Ukraine forms closer ties with the European Union, ultimately joining the EU and NATO.

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Politics

Monday, February 24, 2014

Scottish Independence Economic Consequences for England, UK, Ukraine 2014, Britain 2016? / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Scotland voting for independence albeit by a small margin on the 18th September 2014 referendum would set in motion the painful process of separation that will have huge economic consequences for Scotland and to a lesser degree for the remaining UK that would be further dominated by England as comprising well over 90% of the remaining UK population. Therefore this article primarily concerns itself with the direct economic and social consequences for the remaining UK following Scottish Independence.

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News_Letter

Saturday, February 22, 2014

SNP Independent Scotland Sterling Sharing Trojan Horse to Plunder British Pound / News_Letter / UK Politics

By: NewsLetter

The Market Oracle Newsletter

February 14th , 2014 Issue # 6 Vol. 8

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Politics

Friday, February 21, 2014

Ukraine 2014, Britain 2016, Scottish Independence Could Trigger Balkanisation of UK / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Peaceful demonstrations in Ukraine's capital city Kiev, of barely a few days ago are fast descending into the chaos towards outright civil war as Ukraine is literally tearing itself apart as several regions in the north-west such as Lviv declare independence, whilst the south-east stands behind its democratically elected President.

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ElectionOracle

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Alex Salmond the King of the North Playing Game of Thrones With Scottish Lives / ElectionOracle / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Despite Scotland's independence referendum still over 7 months away, the political temperature is already reaching fever pitch which gives a bitter taste of what lies in store for the people of Britain in the years ahead as whatever the likes of Alex Salmond state concerning this or that demands for assets, currency or territory that soon get rebutted from across the UK.

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Politics

Friday, February 14, 2014

SNP Independent Scotland Sterling Sharing Trojan Horse to Plunder British Pound / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

UK politicians of all three major parties surprised everyone by unequivocally rejecting the SNP's cunning plan to effectively permanently park a Trojan Horse outside the Bank of England on Scottish Independence day that would effectively allow Scotland to go on an spending binge on a sterling credit card by printing debt without the consequences of currency panic that normally would result in very high if not hyperinflation, but instead like a cancer seek to consume its English host over a number of years as the policy of sterling sharing sucks the financial life blood out of the British Pound.

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Politics

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Israeli Lobby Forces U.S. Congress to Triple Military Aid to Israel / Politics / UK Politics

By: LewRockwell

The US Congress has authorized $284 million to fund Israel’s missile systems program, triple the amount the Obama administration had requested.

The bill, introduced jointly by the House of Representatives and Senate budget committees, includes $33.7 million to improve the Arrow Weapon System, $117 million for the Short-Range Ballistic Missile Defense Program and $22 million for development of the Arrow-3 upper-tier interceptor, according to Business Week.

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Politics

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

It's Bubble Time in Britain, A Tragic Story / Politics / UK Politics

By: BATR

Some things are simply so funny that they can't help showing us hidden truths. As anyone who's ever read Mark Twain or heard Groucho Marx, among many many other voices, will gladly confirm, funny things can make you think, and even reveal tragedy. Not necessarily thigh slapping stuff, just funny things. Fumbling through the Guardian's webpages on Tuesday, I found what I find is a fine example of just that. Plus, in the very same edition, a bunch of articles that provide an equally fine perspective.

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Politics

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Gordon Gecko Moved To London To Finish Where He Left Off / Politics / UK Politics

By: Raul_I_Meijer

Last week I saw a headline in the Daily Telegraph that got me thinking. It encapsulates a lot of what poses as philosophy in our world today, as a valid way of thinking and a relevant approach to all the crises we live through simultaneously at the moment. One which, when you look longer and closer, appears at least at first glance to lack all philosophical value - since it doesn't actually weigh any pros and cons -, and turns out to be a rehash of a hodge-podge of the very failed old theories that have led us into our crises.

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Politics

Saturday, September 07, 2013

David Cameron Defends British Power, After Russia 'Small Island' Snub / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

We are living in a fast changing world. That is never more so than for the status of many countries, and where the small Island of Britain is concerned, not so long ago Britain really was GREAT BRITAIN.

Unfortunately, Britain in geopolitical terms has been on a century long trend towards coming to reflect the actual size of Britain in terms of geography and population (having lost its colonies decades ago), in respect of which the older one is then the more in denial one is likely to be in terms of Britain's actual standing in the world.

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

GCHQ at the Heart of Britain’s Secret Surveillance State / Politics / UK Politics

By: Global_Research

Colin Todhunter writes: “The innocent have everything to fear, mostly from the guilty, but in the longer term even more from those who say things like ‘The innocent have nothing to fear.’” Terry Pratchett (British author), in Snuff (Doubleday, 2011).

For many people, personal privacy vs widespread surveillance has been a major issue for decades. However, some thought it might have been happening but chose to downplay it. Others didn’t want to know and just didn’t care. Edward Snowden’s recent revelations indicate it is happening and that we should all care.

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Politics

Friday, June 07, 2013

Ed Miliband, Labour's Dirty Benefits Culture Election Winning Secret Revealed / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Labour leader Ed Miliband with much fanfare announced that Labour too will now crack down on Britain's benefits culture by capping social security spending following an 2015 election win.

"We will tackle the deep, long-term causes of social security spending and tackle the costs of failure like housing benefit. They (Conservatives) will not."

"Controlling social security spending and putting decent values at the heart of the system are not conflicting priorities. It is only by reforming social security with the right values that we will be able to control costs."

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Politics

Saturday, May 25, 2013

British Government Bribing Islamic Extremists Not to Blow Themselves Up / Politics / UK Politics

By: N_Walayat

The recent events out of Woolwich reinforce my view that multiculturalism is an extremist ideology that promotes inter communal conflict rather than integration and is as a consequence of successive government objectives for the fragmenting of society into creating pools of vested interest voters.

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Politics

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Nigel Lawson Waits for Thatcher to Die Before Admitting He's Wrong on Europe / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Nigel Lawson who was an ardent pro-european tory both during Thatchers regime and for several decades afterwards, therefore his latest announcement that he would vote for Britain to leave the European Union in an referendum has come as bit of a bolt out of the blue, akin to Margaret Thatcher revealing that she was always a closet socialist.

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Politics

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Margaret Thatcher's 10 Best Quotes / Politics / UK Politics

By: Money_Morning

Margaret Thatcher, the first woman to serve as Britain's prime minister, passed away Monday, but her wisdom and achievements will live forever in the hearts and minds of fans.

Thatcher earned the nickname "Iron Lady," thanks to her uncompromising politics and leadership style. She served as prime minister for 11 years.

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Politics

Thursday, April 04, 2013

Left Leaning BBC Ignores Britain's Benefits Social Class in Calculator / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

The BBC with much fanfare has been publicising it's Great British Class Survey, which seeks to extend Britain's class structure from the three traditional classes of upper, middle and working class to now comprise 7 social classes of Elite, Established middle class, Technical middle class, New affluent workers, Traditional working class, Emergent service workers, and the Precariat.

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Wednesday, April 03, 2013

UK Benefits Culture Extreme, Philpott's Risked Killing Their Children for Increased Benefit Payments / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Tuesday, Mick and Mairead Philpott, along with Paul Mosley were found guilty of the manslaughter of their six children in May 2012 in what amounted to the culmination of a botched attempt to be in receipt of increased benefits payments and be given a larger council property by burning down their existing property.

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Politics

Monday, April 01, 2013

Bedroom Tax - Coalition Government Attempts to Cure Britain of Benefits Disease Epidemic / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Large swathes of the Britain are infected with the Benefits disease which results in wasted lives as instead of millions of people developing themselves to the best of their productive ability instead focus on a full time career of determining what needs to be done so as to engineer how to be in receipt of the most amount of benefits payments from the state, including not engaging in legal work, giving the impression that they are single parent families and not forgetting the diseases primary manifestation which is to churn out an near endless supply of children that many have little intention of properly looking after as countless mainstream media reports continue to illustrate.

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Politics

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

SMI Labour Benefit's Culture Catastrophe - Come to Britain and We Will Pay Your Mortgage! / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

You want a FREE £200k+ House? Then come to Britain, and we will give this and much more, only thing you need to do in return is to vote Labour. Britain continues to suffer the consequences of rampant Labour government bribery of the electorate in terms of expanding the width and breadth of the benefits culture that has resulted in enticing approx 1/5th of those of working age that could work ( 8 million) to instead park themselves onto benefits for life where the name of the game is how to maximise benefit receipts rather than engage in productive activity.

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Politics

Sunday, March 10, 2013

UKIP - The Good, The Bad And The Dumb / Politics / UK Politics

By: Andrew_McKillop

After recently beating the leading party in UK's shaky coalition government, the Conservative party (called 'the Tories' in the 18th century) in a by-election triumph, and making even more solid gains in opinion poll scores, the UKIP party headed by Nigel Farage is succeeding its strategy to woo Britain's "rejectionist voters". These are voters who reject all existing Me Too parties, what the UKIP calls the Lib-Con-Lab alliance of the Liberal, Conservative and Labour parties, which have almost identikit mix-and-mingle, one size fits all policies for mitigating national debt, relaunching the economy, accelerating European integration, fighting climate change, raising immigration, building multiculturalism - and taxing average persons and smaller companies into the grave.

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Politics

Thursday, March 07, 2013

British Government Stripping Citizenships So The U.S. Can Kill Them? / Politics / UK Politics

By: Jeff_Berwick

Justin O'Connell writes: So you're in an African prison and being tortured after being stripped of your citizenship while on vacation with your family. And then, during your kidnapping, you are forced to sign a Soviet-style confession at the hands of the CIA. That could be your fate if what is happening to British citizens is any sign. But it doesn’t end there…

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ElectionOracle

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Rotherham By-Election Result, Labour Sarah Champion Wins, UKIP 2nd, BNP 3rd / ElectionOracle / UK Politics

By: N_Walayat

Labour's Sarah Champion held onto the Rotherham Seat on a sizeable majority, with the UKIP doing well to come 2nd, who benefited form a week of frenzy of reporting surrounding the Rotherham fostering scandal. Whilst the BNP surprised many by beating Respect into 3rd Place, though the facts are that the BNP candidate was the only person to actually reside in Rotherham, the rest resided from several miles to hundreds of miles away (Respect) which undoubtedly influenced voters at the ballot box.

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ElectionOracle

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Rotherham Election Frenzy, UKIP Fostering Scandal, Campaigning Gets Dirtier by the day / ElectionOracle / UK Politics

By: N_Walayat

The national press is abuzz with reports that suggests could significantly impact on the Rotherham by-election, as the frenzy of activity continues to intensify on breaking news of UKIP playing their Trump card in an attempt to garner votes in the final few days of campaigning left ahead of Thursdays vote.

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ElectionOracle

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Rotherham By-election Who Will Win? Hospice CEO, Journalist or a Priest? / ElectionOracle / UK Politics

By: N_Walayat

Rotherham voters are counting down towards the 29th of November Parliamentary by-election for their next Rotherham MP that was called following the resignation of the disgraced expenses fiddling Labour MP Denis MacShane who was found guilty of submitting false invoices totaling £7,500, but was protected from criminal prosecution under Parliamentary privilege.

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Politics

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Why We Should Not Fear the Fiscal Cliff / Politics / UK Politics

By: Kevin_Geary

Everyone is worrying about the "Fiscal Cliff" but I say, "bring it on!" It will be great for America (and better than the alternative).
Here's why:
First of all, all the taxes that were cut under George W.Bush led us into a fiscal catastrophe, especially when he started two devastatingly costly and unnecessary wars, that both lasted longer than any other American wars (and Afghanistan, longer than World War I, World War II and the Civil War put together!) So, restoring all tax rates to the level they were when Clinton left office, will bring in huge amounts of revenue, which we desperately need.
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ElectionOracle

Friday, November 16, 2012

All PCC Election Results, Record Low Turnouts, Birth of Illegitimate Police and Crime Commissioners / ElectionOracle / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleExpectations for disastrously low turnouts for England and Wales PCC elections have materialised as the general public whole heartedly rejects the policy for political interference in British policing. Turnouts are averaging at just 15%, with the winning candidates typically being elected with less than 7% of the electorate and some with less than 4%. Additionally many of the westminister dinosaurs such as John Prescott were rejected by the electorate, that also saw more than ten times the number of spoilt ballots as is usually the case at UK elections.

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ElectionOracle

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Shaun Wright Wins SYPCC Election Gangnam Style / ElectionOracle / UK Politics

By: N_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleToday is PCC election day!

Voters right across England and Wales will soon be setting off to vote for their respective Police and Crime Commissioner candidates, well about 1/6th of the electorate or 17% are actually expected to vote for what will turn out to be another disastrous Coalition Government decision which is effectively for the party of law and order to hand over control of most of England an Wales 41 Police forces to the Labour party, despite the fact that the Labour party opposed the creation of these posts until they had a light bulb moment and realised that they would win most of them.

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ElectionOracle

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Rotherham By-election Labour Elite Betrays Local People by Dictating Outside MP / ElectionOracle / UK Politics

By: N_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleFollowing the disgrace of the expenses fiddling Labour MP Denis MacShane exiting the scene, resulting in an by-election for the Rotherham constituency and thus offering a chance for local representation.

Yesterday, at short notice less than 6 hours ahead of the local consistency labour party's selection meeting, the Labour Elite chose to ignore ALL of the local Labour party candidates and instead only offered a choice between two candidates both of whom were from outside of the city -

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ElectionOracle

Monday, November 12, 2012

Shaun Wright Wins South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Rubber Stamp Election! / ElectionOracle / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe people of South Yorkshire will be asked this Thursday to vote for their Police and Crime Commissioner by selecting a name from a list of unknown persons that have been put forward by each of 5 political parties, which means voting will be purely along party lines which given that the Tory / Lib-Dem coalition government at mid-term is at it's maximum level of unpopularity virtually ensures that the election for South Yorkshire will purely amount to a rubber stamping exercise by the 18% or so voters who will actually turn out to vote, regardless of the fact whether the candidate is actually any good for the job or not.

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Politics

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Police and Crime Commissioners, Putting Corrupt Politicians in Charge of Law and Order / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThis week saw the latest in a long list of corrupt politicians being caught with their hands in the cookie jar, another MP fiddling his expenses by presenting fraudulent invoices for reimbursement, who's punishment is apparently just a 12month ban from the House of Commons, with far more evading exposure than make it into the mainstream press headlines. All of this is taking place in the run up to the handing over responsibility for holding England and Wales police forces to account to some 41 politicians that will follow a rubber stamping exercise along party lines that masquerades as an Election on November 15th, that will be lucky to secure a turnout of even 20% (which idiot picked picked the middle of November for an election?) which is set against 65% that turned out for the last general election.

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Politics

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Why I Burned My Social Security Card / Politics / UK Politics

By: Investment_U

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMark Skousen: “Social Security may not be worth anything when the recipient gets it, but he is going to get his benefits paid.” – Senator William Proxmire (1979)

Today, I reached the “retirement” milestone of 65 years of age. Fortunately, my health is good and I still play basketball, golf and other sports, and feel young as ever. I have no plans of retiring. I hope to write Forecasts & Strategies for at least another 20 years!

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Politics

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

George Osbourne Targets Britain's Benefits Culture Baby Making Factories / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGeorge Osbourne's speech at the tory conference laid down the reasons for an additional £10 billion cut in benefits spending that are needed to get to the heart of Britians benefit culture crisis that over the last Labour government's regime has resulted in a state where those out of work can receive more in benefits than those in work earn that has contributed towards Britians accelerating trend towards bankruptcy.

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Politics

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Ecuador Tells America's Poodle to Go to Hell / Politics / UK Politics

By: Stephen_Lendman

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleFor around two months, Julian Assange has been holed up in Ecuador's London embassy after requesting political asylum.

Sweden wants him extradited on spurious charges. They include unlawful coercion, sexual molestation and rape.

Allegedly it's for having nonconsensual condomless sex. A honey trap snared him.

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Politics

Saturday, August 11, 2012

London Loses Money on the Olympics / Politics / UK Politics

By: Pravda

The Olympics in London turned into a loss for many segments of the urban business. The Games attracted not as many fans as expected and scared away thousands of "non-sporting" tourists on whose money the Londoners counted. Hoteliers, retailers, as well as numerous museums and other cultural institutions have suffered losses.

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Politics

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

London Olympics Economic Boost Failing to Materialise / Politics / UK Politics

By: Adrian_Ash

Best Financial Markets Analysis Article"Hello London, this is the mayor, and this is the big one."
  - Tannoy announcement replayed endlessly over the last month to London commuters waiting for the city's creaking transport system to cough out their train

LAST TIME the UK government backed and boosted a major export industry, we got the banking and finance crisis. This time they got smart – and spent lots of taxpayer cash in advance.

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Politics

Friday, July 20, 2012

London 2012 Britain's Security and Transport Disaster Olympics / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe London 2012 Olympics reeks of seriously poor planning and management as virtually anything that can go wrong is going wrong, and this is even before the Olympics have even begun, we have had string after string of disastrous announcements as illustrated by the chaos surrounding G4S that was supposedly to oversee security for the whole Olympics who at the last count will be lucky to have half the security personal ready (if they bother to turn up for work). This has prompted another panic amongst the government to pull in another 3,000 troops to meet and greet peoples from around the world, where whilst some of whom will feel at home being under military occupation, most however will be shocked at the level of military presence.

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Politics

Saturday, June 30, 2012

British Parliament: the Mother of all Deceptions / Politics / UK Politics

By: William_Bowles

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThere -- it sickens one to have to wade through this grimy sea of opportunism. What a spectacle of shuffling, lies, vacillation and imbecility does this Game Political offer to us? I cannot conclude without an earnest appeal to those Socialists, of whatever section, who may be drawn towards the vortex of Parliamentarism, to think better of it while there is yet time. If we ally ourselves to any of the presen[t] parties they will only use us as a cat's-paw; and on the other hand, if by any chance a Socialist slips through into Parliament, he will do so at the expense of leaving his principles behind him; he will certainly not be returned as a Socialist, but as something else; what else is hard to say. As I have written before in these columns, Parliament is going just the way we would have it go. Our masters are feeling very uncomfortable under the awkward burden of GOVERNMENT, and do not know what to do, since their sole aim is to govern from above. Do not let us help them by taking part in their game. Whatever concessions may be necessary to the progress of the Revolution can be wrung out of them at least as easily by extra-Parliamentary pressure, which can be exercised without losing one particle of those principles which are the treasure and hope of Revolutionary Socialists. -- William Morris, the Commonweal, Volume 1, Number 10, November 1885, p. 93.[1]

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Politics

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Conservatives Hand Over Control of UK Police Forces to Labour Gravy Train Riders / Politics / UK Politics

By: N_Walayat

Labour who opposed the creation of Police and Crime Commissioner posts, announces its candidates for the jobs across England and Wales 41 police forces, who will be standing at the November 15th public elections which in most cases will just be a formality as the Conservatives, supposedly the party for law and order have effectively scored a huge own goal by handing over control of most of Britain's police force's to an assortment of Labour characters including ex Ministers and MP's, many of whom were criticised over their abuse of MP expenses, and a number had to repay tens of thousands of pounds and were lucky not to be prosecuted for alleged expenses fraud.

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Politics

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

London 2012 Olympics of Cronyism, Vested Interests Selling Torches on Ebay / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

The Olympics are coming home to the birth place of Crony Capitalism, and nothings more crony than 900 vested interests lining up to run a a few hundred yards to grab themselves as much as a £145,000 bounty by near immediately selling their 'precious' replica torches on ebay.

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Politics

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Britain's Strategy of Allying Closely With U.S. Whilst Hedging Bets in Europe / Politics / UK Politics

By: STRATFOR

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBritain controlled about one-fourth of the Earth's land surface and one-fifth of the world's population in 1939. Fifty years later, its holdings outside the British Isles had become trivial, and it even faced an insurgency in Northern Ireland.

Britain spent the intervening years developing strategies to cope with what poet Rudyard Kipling called its "recessional," or the transient nature of Britain's imperial power. It has spent the last 20 years defining its place not in the world in general but between continental Europe and the United States in particular.

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Politics

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Feeding off the Syrian Carcase / Politics / UK Politics

By: William_Bowles

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAn uncle of mine, a quite extraordinary individual, used to say that he was privileged to have a ‘ringside seat’ when viewing the rampages of capitalism. To which I must add that the ticket to gain admission has been extremely costly, for the planet, but not for my uncle in spite of his lefty leanings. But privileged he was, as all of us are here in the West, insulated from the worst extremes of Empire by all those dead brown bodies.

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Politics

Thursday, February 16, 2012

U.S. Lawmakers Help Themselves to Congressional Pork / Politics / UK Politics

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDavid Zeiler writes: For members of Congress, the only thing better than getting "pork" for the folks back home is getting a slice of that pork for themselves.

Pork, also known as earmarks, describes the long-standing Congressional practice of steering tax money back to home districts to pay for expensive, constituent-pleasing projects.

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Politics

Monday, January 02, 2012

Britain Sleepwalking into Fascism / Politics / UK Politics

By: William_Bowles

Best Financial Markets Analysis Article"[W]hen dealing with more old-fashioned kinds of states outside the postmodern continent of Europe, we need to revert to the rougher methods of an earlier era - force, pre-emptive attack, deception, whatever is necessary to deal with those who still live in the nineteenth century world of every state for itself. Among ourselves, we keep the law but when we are operating in the jungle, we must also use the laws of the jungle." -- The new liberal imperialism by Robert Cooper (Cooper by the way was a former civil service adviser to Tony Blair)[1]

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Politics

Friday, December 23, 2011

Occupy Wall Street, Consider This My Gift to You… / Politics / UK Politics

By: Money_Morning

Shah Gilani writes: Out of far left field, I see something coming that I never expected.

It's more like the coming together of pieces of a puzzle that have eluded us for too long.

By the way, Occupy Wall Street, if you're listening, and I hope you are, and you're still floundering (which I know you are) without a cause that anybody can really wrap their heads around, drop your drums, chants, and wanderings, and make the coming together of this puzzle what you're protesting.

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Thatcher's Last Stand Against Socialism / Politics / UK Politics

By: Mike_Shedlock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticlePlease consider this humorous video of Margaret Thatcher's last House of Commons Speech on November 22, 1990. What Thatcher said then about the Euro, European politics, socialism and wealth creation makes as much sense today as it did then, when she made fools of the opposition in Parliament to much laughter from the conservatives.

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Britain Going to Make the Great Escape from European Union Titanic Heading Towards Economic and Democratic Disaster / Politics / UK Politics

By: Videos

Best Financial Markets Analysis Article"Why would a successful country that has enjoyed a thousand of years of independence give up its right of self government to the un elected non entities that we see before us and the answer that comes back from the foreign office is ....."

"Britain is going to make the great escape from the European Union, we will have our democracy back, our liberty back as you lot head for disaster"

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Cameron Shoots UK in the Foot Trying To Sabotage Euro Rescue / Politics / UK Politics

By: Andrew_Butter

The problem with UK these days is that they have an obsession with youth, Tony Blair was a kid that never grew up and thought going to war and water-boarding “sounded like fun”; David Cameron is looking much the same.

Grown-ups don’t start trying to negotiate side deals when their neighbors and partners are laying sand-bags to hold-back flood waters. That’s rude and immature.

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Saturday, December 10, 2011

David Cameron Chose Well / Politics / UK Politics

By: Paul_Tustain

David Cameron was today forced in Brussels to choose between the free market and the vanities of overreaching politicians...

Today is a very sad day. We believe that the markets are telling us that there is a horrible abscess in Europe, and that the Euro is the pus. We believe that fuelled by injustice, the infection of nationalism will now tear Europe apart - making outright enemies of Germany and Greece, France and Italy, the Netherlands and Spain.

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Friday, December 09, 2011

To Be Truly Dominant, America Must Regain Its Values / Politics / UK Politics

By: Barry_Elias

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLast week’s column described the dynamics of our lost half century in America.

The decline was principally due to a devastating deterioration of values. For America to regain in pre-eminent status, its values deficit needs to be rebalanced.

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Will David Cameron Sell UK Down the EU River of Worthless Promises to Join the Euro? / Politics / UK Politics

By: Mike_Shedlock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe UK had been expected to have a voter referendum on proposed EU treaty changes. The EU of course does not want voter referendums or anything that look remotely democratic as we have seen by actions in Greece and Italy.

Deal or No Deal?

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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Are British Police to Blame for Extent of London Riots and Looting? / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhilst The US was being stripped of its AAA credit rating London high streets were being stripped of their consumer goods. Many thousands of residents and business owners were all saying the same thing, "Where is the Police?"

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Saturday, August 13, 2011

Fiat Money and the British Riots / Politics / UK Politics

By: MISES

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAndy Duncan writes: This is going to be tricky to do from a hillside in Cornwall, with a flaky mobile connection and an iPad with a one-letter-at-a-time keyboard. However, it's pouring down with rain this August morning, so let's examine the real sickness at the heart of British society, which is the constant-inflation policy of the British government.

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Friday, August 12, 2011

UK Insurance Giants Will Use Taxpayers To Bailout Costs From Riots / Politics / UK Politics

By: Patrick_Henningsen

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleFollowing any disaster, be it man-made, or ‘Act of God’, there will be many losers, but there will also be some big winners. Some people might be surprised by who is who in this story.

First, let’s look at the losers. This past week, a series of riots ravaged London and other parts of the UK. Costs to businesses is estimated so far at GBP £100 million.

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Friday, July 22, 2011

David Cameron and the Murdoch Affair / Politics / UK Politics

By: William_Bowles

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe political/corporate class must be ruing the day email arrived, it is proving to be the undoing of many a powerful individual and perhaps even the downfall of the government? But only if the media do the job they claim to be doing, investigating malfeasance at every level.

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Friday, May 06, 2011

Labour Local Election Council Gains Hides Deeper Failure / ElectionOracle / UK Politics

By: Submissions

The leading left of centre pressure group Compass have reacted to the ‘Super Thursday’ elections by stating that what lies beneath the mixed results for Labour is a real concern.

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Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Vote Yes to AV or No More Labour Governments / ElectionOracle / UK Politics

By: Submissions

Labour has 48 hours to wake up and vote Yes to AV warns influential centre-left campaign group
Without a yes vote in Thursday’s referendum Gordon Brown’s administration could be the last Labour government ever according to the influential centre-left pressure group Compass.

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Cameron Hoodwinks Uncle Sam into Another Stupid War: After Libya...Mogadishu? / Politics / UK Politics

By: Andrew_Butter

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhen I was confined to one of those particularly British institutions, “Public School”, one of our favourite games to relieve the tedium was to goad unpopular boys into having a fight. The trick was not to get found out.

A pattern is starting to emerge; mid-term with approval ratings in the doldrums, US Presidents are easy meat…for Public School Boys.

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Britain's Bungling "Secret Intelligence Service" in Libya / Politics / UK Politics

By: Global_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleFelicity Arbuthnot writes: "Do not hold the delusion that your advancement is accomplished by crushing others.": (Marcus Tullius Cicero,106-43 B.C. Roman Statesman, Philosopher.)

British Style "Liberation": Beware the Ides of March.

Even by the standards of a near bancrupt island off Europe, run currently, largely, by a bunch of seemingly gung-ho, out of out of touch millionaires, the gun boat diplomacy of Messrs Cameron, Fox and Hague (Prime Minister, Defense Minister and Foreign Minister respectively) was a monumental farce of historic proportions.

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Wednesday, March 09, 2011

How Cameron’s SAS and MI6 Secret Op Bungled in Benghazi, Libya / Politics / UK Politics

By: Patrick_Henningsen

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAs far as paperback novels and heroic British failures go, few can top events in Libya this week.  Eight British men – including six SAS soldiers and a James Bond-style MI6 agent, dropped by helicopter in Benghazi under the cover of night, only to be surrounded and captured by local farmers-*****-rebels, according to major news reports.

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Britain’s Bankers Given a Free Rein by Government’s Project Merlin / Politics / UK Politics

By: Global_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJulie Hyland writes: The manoeuvres by the Conservative/Liberal Democrat government with the banks express the cynicism and contempt towards working people characteristic of the ruling elite throughout the financial crisis.

Last week, the government unveiled Project Merlin—the outcome of four months of negotiations between government officials, bankers and legal advisers over bonuses and lending. To much fanfare, it was announced that banks would make available some £190 billion to small businesses, increase their contribution to the Business Growth Fund by £1 billion, and provide an additional £200 million to the government’s Big Society Bank, aimed at encouraging the voluntary sector to take over public services.

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Russian Mafia Aided by British Lawyers Spreading Across Police State Britain / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhilst the Egyptians celebrate ridding themselves of the mafia dictatorship and its oligarchy that has stolen Egypt's wealth and kept over 90% of the population both poor and enslaved, the people of Britain need to take a close look at what is taking place on their own Island which has increasingly constructed the infrastructure that is supportive of a near perfect police state that has become home to a literal flood of hundreds of Russian Mafia Oligarchs over the past 10 years that seek to join the bankster elite in the seditious corruption and control of British civil society the price of which will be paid for by ordinary British Citizens in loss of freedom and wealth.

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

British Prime Minister Whips Up Anti-Muslim Sentiment / Politics / UK Politics

By: Global_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJulie Hyland writes: British Prime Minister David Cameron used his speech to last weekend’s Munich Security Conference in Germany to proclaim a “sea-change” in the fight against “home-grown” terrorism in Britain.

The Tory leader’s remarks were profoundly anti-democratic. They gave notice that he intends to march in lockstep with the right-wing, anti-Muslim campaign being led by governments across Europe, as they seek to divide the working class in the face of social devastation and imperialist war.

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Thursday, February 03, 2011

Britain is an Incipient Fascist State / Politics / UK Politics

By: Global_Research

Derek Martin writes: Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleI was born in 1929. Despite the prevailing poverty of the 1930’s, followed by the horrors of the Second World War, there was a general spirit of optimism generated by the radical thinking of H. G. Wells, Bernard Shaw, and a host of left wing thinkers associated with the Labour Party. Despite the war this persisted, and led to the Labour Government of 1945, and I reached adulthood feeling that we had reached at least the beginning of a genuinely brave new world. Events have proved me very wrong. The only Brave New World around was Huxley’s, and I read the articles about the impending decline of the U.S.A. into fascism, (‘America Has Gone Away’ by Paul Craig Roberts (ref.1), and the somewhat more recent, ‘Does Fascism Lurk Around the Corner in the U.S.A.? by Danny Schechter (ref. 2), and realised that for some time I had been considering Britain in the same terms. I thought then that it might be worth sharing my thoughts with others; hence this article.

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Britain's Police State, UK Adopts Chinese Model of Policing Protests? / Politics / UK Politics

By: Global_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleNathan Allonby writes: CCTV has led to large scale arrests, following the recent student protests in London, over increased tuition fees. A total of over 180 people have been arrested, with the majority identified by CCTV.

The current arrests very much represent a landmark - we are now equipped for the Chinese approach to public order, in almost a complete reversal previous British policing.

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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wikileaks Defenders Promise More Cyber Attacks / Politics / UK Politics

By: Chris_Kitze

BARRACUDA writes: A pro-WikiLeaks hacker has told Sky News an internet insurgent group will keep attacking those companies who target the whistleblowing website.

Speaking on camera for the first time, the cyber-insurgent "Bass", from the group Anonymous, revealed details of how they operate and their growing size.

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Politics

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Julian Assange, WikiLeaks Founder Jailed in London on Bogus Charges / Politics / UK Politics

By: Global_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticlePatrick Martin writes: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested by British police Tuesday morning, denied bail by a London magistrate and then jailed. Assange faces a hearing December 14 on an extradition request by Swedish authorities, who issued a warrant last week on fabricated charges of sexual misconduct.

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Politics

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

End Legal Loan Sharking Rally to Protect Poorest Borrowers / Politics / UK Politics

By: Submissions

Stella Creasy, Labour and Co-Operative MP for Walthamstow is to hold a rally in the House of Commons as part of the ongoing End Legal Loan Sharking campaign to end exploitation of the poorest consumers in Britain by payday and doorstep credit agencies. The meeting will take place from 7pm to 9pm in House of Commons Committee Room 5 on Tuesday 7th December 2010. Speakers will include Martin Lewis of MoneySavingExpert.com, Gavin Hayes, General Secretary of Compass, Maurice Glasman of Citizens UK, Justin Tomlinson MP and Stella Creasy MP.

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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Is David Cameron a Socialist? Time for a Tea Party for Britain ? / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe Tea party movement in America spontaneously grew throughout 2009 in response to both Bush and Obama laws that have squandered trillions and sought to increase the size of the Federal government which culiminated in many tea party candidates winning seats under the Republican banner in the November Mid-term elections.

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Thursday, November 04, 2010

Northern Rock Remutualisation or Privatisation? / Politics / UK Politics

By: Submissions

Today Compass calls on the Government to launch an investigation into the feasibility of remutualising Northern Rock and Bradford & Bingley. A Compass commissioned YouGov poll yesterday showed nearly twice as many people favoured remutualisation of Northern Rock as opposed to a private sale. This follows on from Ed Miliband's recent support for remutualisation of the bank.

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Has the Coalition Government Sunk the British Navy? / Politics / UK Politics

By: LewRockwell

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleEric Margolis writes: PARIS – Britain’s mighty Royal Navy ruled the waves until World War II, fully 25% of the earth’s surface. There are few greater epochs in history than the stirring saga the Royal Navy, Britain’s famed "wooden walls."

As a boy, I thrilled to the glorious adventures of Britain’s sailors, such as Sir Francis Drake, the renowned admirals Anson and Howe, and the great Sir Horatio Nelson, whose name will live forever in naval glory.

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Red Ed Miliband New Leader of the Labour Party / Politics / UK Politics

By: Pravda

Ed Miliband, 41, is the new leader of Britain's Labour Party, beating his brother, former Foreign Secretary David, in the final round of voting, having wooed the Left, promising to unite Labour after years of covert division between Blairites and Brownists, promising tax rises over public spending cuts and earning the label "Ed Red".

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ElectionOracle

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Labour Leadership Election Cliffhanger Results Shocker, Ed Miliband Wins on the Fourth Round! / ElectionOracle / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDavid Miliband the favourite and leading candidate for the whole of the Labour leadership election campaign saw his victory go up in smoke as the big unions (Unite and GMB) piled in with David's left leaning brother Ed, after the union voters had been bolstered and pumped via anti-cuts propaganda earlier in the month at the TUC congress.

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ElectionOracle

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Labour Leadership Battle Between the Miliband's, David Miliband New Labour Leader (Probably) / ElectionOracle / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDavid Miliband is expected to be elected as the new Labour Party leader today with the results to be announced shortly after 4.30pm at Labours Party Conference in Manchester. The leadership race began some three months ago with David Miliband as the clear favourite but increasingly his younger brother Ed has been able to chip away at David's lead bit by bit as the Labour party members have always been left of New Labour which therefore naturally favours Ed Miliband over David Miliband, whereas the parliamentary party favours David Miliband as a more experienced and effective parliamentary leader to put up against the twin headed coalition government of David Cameron and Nick Clegg.

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Politics

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Vince Cable's Anti-Capitalism Conference Speech, From Mr Bean to Stalin / Politics / UK Politics

By: Submissions

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleCoalition Government Business Secretary, Vince Cable attacks all aspects of capitalism from bank bonuses to executive pay. His speech included contradictory delusional statements such as capitalism kills competition as opposed to what ? Socialism ?

Full transcript of Vince Cables speech to the Liberal Democrat Conference below:

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Politics

Monday, September 20, 2010

Tony Blairs Journey Into Fantasy Land, 624 pages of Excuses for Killing 1 Million People / Politics / UK Politics

By: Global_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDr. David Halpin writes: Your 'Journey' has been long on miles but absent of humanity, reason and law. 'It can only get better'. Could it have got any worse?

Your vapour trails have left millions weeping. One million of those are widows in Iraq, at least 1.2 million humans with their Allah, five million orphans and four million refugees. We will leave out the blood and the mayhem you have left in Afghanistan, Somalia and the Yemen. You sprang from each jet with strange eyes ablaze, with more lies and plans for yet more Muslim decimation. You had been re-fuelled at high altitude by your fellow psychopath Campbell and other 'advisers' like Manning.

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Politics

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Coalition Government's £100 Billion Economic Gamble Supported By "No Reputable Economic Theory" / Politics / UK Politics

By: Submissions

Today Compass has launched a report which reveals the extent of the Coalition Governments reckless gamble. It is calculated in this new report by the leading left of centre pressure group Compass that the government is making a £100 billion gamble on growing while cutting which is supported by "no reputable economic theory".*

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Politics

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

HMRC Northern Ireland Racist Staff Systemic Underpayment of Benefits To Ethnic Minorities / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

The HMRC sacked seven of its Belfast workers with an additional 2 workers having already resigned for systemic racist abuse of ethnic minority benefit claimants by tampering with their computer records so that people from an ethnic minority background were paid less money then they were entitled to receive.

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Politics

Friday, August 06, 2010

Tony Blair Must Be Prosecuted For War Crimes / Politics / UK Politics

By: Submissions

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJohn Pilger writes: Tony Blair must be prosecuted, not indulged like his mentor Peter Mandelson. Both have produced self-serving memoirs for which they have been paid fortunes. Blair’s will appear next month and earn him £4.6 million. Now consider Britain’s Proceeds of Crime Act. Blair conspired in and executed an unprovoked war of aggression against a defenseless country, which the Nuremberg judges in 1946 described as the "paramount war crime." This has caused, according to scholarly studies, the deaths of more than a million people, a figure that exceeds the Fordham University estimate of deaths in the Rwandan genocide.

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Politics

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Con-Dem Government Starts to Crumble, David Laws Resigns, Liberal Democrats Betray Voters / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

David Laws, the Chief Security to the Treasury, charged with the responsibility of implementing huge and swinging public spending cuts as well as input into mega- tax rises as part of the emergency budget due on 22nd June 2010 has resigned after he was caught out allegedly fiddling his expenses by funneling an estimated £40,000 to his BOYFRIEND.

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ElectionOracle

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Reasons Why Labour Lost the Election and the Leadership Candidates / ElectionOracle / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe General Election dust has now settled for better or worse in a ConDem government for at least the next 2 years. The Labour party elite are now engaged in two tasks, first to elect a new leader and secondly to dissect why Labour lost the general election. This article lists the 5 reasons that are the most probable as to why Labour lost and may help in determining which of the 6 candidates announced so far would be best for Labour and Britain.

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ElectionOracle

Sunday, May 09, 2010

UK Taxpayers Ramrodded Into E.U. Bailout; Good Riddance to "Clown" Brown / ElectionOracle / UK Politics

By: Mike_Shedlock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSmack in the midst of an election that will likely cost Prime Minister Gordan Brown his job, British taxpayers ordered to bail out euro.

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ElectionOracle

Sunday, May 02, 2010

British Parliamentary Democracy A Triumph of Victorian Engineering / ElectionOracle / UK Politics

By: William_Bowles

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTo understand what's going on with Britain today we have to look back to the 19th century and the rise of industrial/mercantile capitalism, for it was during that period that the Victorians got into the business of myth-making in a big way, rewriting our history almost completely. Truly a triumph of Victorian engineering.

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Politics

Monday, April 26, 2010

Goldman Sachs Fraud Sparks The Next American Revolution / Politics / UK Politics

By: Midas_Letter

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAllegations of fraud brought last week by the Securities and Exchange Commission is a shocking departure from the culture of collusion among the U.S. government and the nation’s top banks. That despite the position of this publication and myriad others broadly categorized as “fringe” who have consistently and vociferously objected to the two or more standards applied to organizations and individuals by a corrupt legal system.

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ElectionOracle

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Incentive to Work and Pay Taxes, a Radical UK Electoral System Reform Idea / ElectionOracle / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Taxes, Electoral reform and immigration are all political hot potatoes during the general election campaign as the country is trending towards a hung parliament that gives a once in a life time opportunity for the Liberal Democrats to CHANGE the electoral system.

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Politics

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Full Spectrum Internet Media Censorship, UK Bill Heralds Death of the Internet / Politics / UK Politics

By: Global_Research

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSteve Watson writes: A draconian Internet censorship bill that has been long looming on the horizon finally passed the house of commons in the UK yesterday, legislating for government powers to restrict and filter any website that is deemed to be undesirable for public consumption.

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Politics

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Israeli Prime Minister Uses British Passport to Avoid U.S. No Fly Terror List? / Politics / UK Politics

By: John_York

Benjamin Netanyahu entered the United States to deliver a key note speech at the Israeli lobby group AIPAC in Washington. Given the behaviour of the Israeli regime in terms of terrorism against civilians and assassination squads roaming the world which is on par and in a number of cases worse than the other middle eastern regimes such as Iran. Therefore it is not inconceivable that the Israeli Prime Minister could have also used a forged British Passport to enter the United States so as to by pass the U.S. No fly list of those suspected to be linked to terrorism.

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Politics

Monday, March 22, 2010

U.S. Election November 2010, Just More Rearranging of Deck Chairs / Politics / UK Politics

By: LewRockwell

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleScott Lazarowitz writes: You’ve probably heard the expression, "Rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic," which refers to making futile changes to a failing situation. This November’s elections will be such a case of rearranging the deck chairs on Titanic America, because the real problem that needs to be addressed is systemic, and serious systemic changes need to be made.

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Politics

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Iraq War Inquiry Shows Blair the British Neo-con / Politics / UK Politics

By: Submissions

Alan Hart writes: Putting Tony Blair on trial would be much too cruel. The man is ill, delusional, quite possibly to the point of madness. What he needs most of all is psychiatric help. Any doubts I might have had about that diagnosis were removed by his six-hour presentation to the Chilcot Inquiry of his reasons for joining the neo-conned “Dubya” Bush in the war on Iraq.

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Politics

Thursday, October 22, 2009

BBC Question Time, BNP Sowing the Seeds of Civil Unrest in Britain During 2010 / Politics / UK Politics

By: N_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe BBC's decision to allow the leader of the far right BNP air time on its flagship political debate programme Question Time tonight marks another milestone along the path towards the emergence of the far right to new extremes which follows the electoral winning of two European Parliament seats and a string of local election gains.

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Politics

Thursday, October 22, 2009

UK Postal Strike Heralds Battle Between Working Class and the Establishment / Politics / UK Politics

By: Submissions

John Pilger writes: The postal workers’ struggle is as vital for democracy as any national event in recent years. The campaign against them is part of a historic shift from the last vestiges of political democracy in Britain to a corporate world of insecurity and war. If the privateers running the Post Office are allowed to win, the regression that now touches all lives bar the wealthy will quicken its pace. A third of British children now live in low-income or impoverished families. One in five young people is denied hope of a decent job or education.

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Politics

Thursday, October 01, 2009

The Dieing Sun Shines on the Tory Party / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

The Sun, Britains most popular newspaper publically announced its backing of the Conservative party some 6 months ahead of the next General Election. Whilst it is bad news for Labour, however it is not surprising given Labour's low poll rating and the Sun's own highly critical reporting of Gordon Browns government where it had resumed the role of pumping out biased Tory propaganda barely weeks within Gordon Brown taking over from Tony Blair in July 2007.

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Politics

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Labour Government Benefits Culture Results in Rampaging Feral Youths / Politics / UK Politics

By: N_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe easy money for nothing benefits culture that Labour has implemented over its 11 year rule, which is in part to reward a large section of its natural voter pool has resulted in the expansion of the benefits culture far beyond that of the preceding decades where invariably the operative strategy in maximising the amounts claimed in benefits is to produce increasing number of children, with little if any effort put into raising a large proportion of the children into decent members of society but instead resulting in rampaging literally untouchable feral youths roaming the estates and city centres of Britain wreaking havoc amongst the rest of the population.

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Politics

Monday, September 28, 2009

National Parks, Another Scam of the Super-Rich / Politics / UK Politics

By: Gary_North

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleKen Burns is at it again. This time, it is a PBS series on the national parks. He subtitles it "America's Greatest Idea."

The national parks are not America's greatest idea. They are the super-rich's greatest idea . . . for themselves.

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Politics

Monday, September 21, 2009

Liberal Democrats to Tax the Rich Out of Britain with 0.5% Property Tax / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

One of the great things about being the third small party is that there is literally ZERO chance of becoming the next government, hence the party can announce ridiculous policies that pander to the masses but make little if any economic sense.

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Politics

Saturday, September 19, 2009

For Britons, The Party Game Is Over / Politics / UK Politics

By: Submissions

John Pilger writes: On the day Prime Minister Gordon Brown made his “major policy speech” on Afghanistan, repeating his surreal claim that if the British army did not fight Pashtun tribesmen over there, they would be over here, the stench of burnt flesh hung over the banks of the Kunduz River. Nato fighter planes had blown the poorest of the poor to bits. They were Afghan villagers who had rushed to siphon off fuel from two stalled tankers. Many were children with water buckets and cooking pots. “At least” 90 were killed, although Nato prefers not to count its civilian enemy. “It was a scene from hell,” said Mohammed Daud, a witness. “Hands, legs and body parts were scattered everywhere.” No parade for them along a Wiltshire high street.

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Politics

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Shelley, John Sawers, Head of M16, Security Undermined by Face Book Information / Politics / UK Politics

By: John_York

The next head of MI6, John Sawers due to take over the intelligence agency in November 09 has had his security undermined by detailed postings on the internet, predominantly on the social networking site Face Book by himself and his wife Shelley Sawyers. Giving detailed information on their family and friends including photos of their residence, where they holiday and many more aspects of their lives, totally undermining what it is to be the head of Britians intelligence agency where in years past the officers in charge usually remained totally unknown to the public even several years AFTER their retirement.

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Politics

Saturday, July 04, 2009

SNP Would Bankrupt an Independent Scotland, But Benefit England / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe debate of Scottish Independence form the United Kingdom has again returned, with Increasing powers being transferred over to the Scottish Parliament run by the SNP government at Holyrood, there are again increasing cry's for FREEDOM, independence from Westminister rule. To counter this the policy of the Westminister governments has been to bribe the Scots with ever larger amounts of net subsidy, where the annual block grant has now reached £32 billion per year.

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Politics

Monday, June 08, 2009

Gordon Brown Makes Way for Nick Griffin Britain's BNP Fuhrer / Politics / UK Politics

By: John_York

Nick Griffin the Fuhrer of the extreme far right BNP, British National Party that is also referred by many as the British Nazi Party capitalised on Labours vote meltdown and the Westminister MP's expenses scandal that has hit all mainstream parties by the BNP winning 2 MEP seats in the Labour heartlands of North West England and Yorkshire and Humberside.

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Friday, June 05, 2009

Mealy Mouthed Caroline Flint Quits Browns Government, Statement / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe reason why voters view MP's as being mealy mouthed, full of self interest with little real interest in doing what is best for those that elected them was made clear by Caroline Flints behaviour (Minister for Europe) and statements over the past 24 hours where comments of support for Gordon Brown a little over 12 hours ago were replaced by a vicious attack on Gordon Browns Premiership after she failed to get her way in terms of promotion within the cabinet.

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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Labour Ministers Stab Gordon Brown in the Back, MP Email / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe latest in a line of resigning Labour Government Ministers to stab Gordon Brown the British Prime Minster in the back was the local government Minister, Hazel Blears, who struck a day before the local elections with maximum damaging effect. In her resignation letter, Hazel Blears is clearly pushing for Gordon Brown himself to follow suit and resign:

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Saturday, May 30, 2009

MP's Non-Existant Mortgage Fraud, Where are the Police? / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleA number of MP's have claimed thousands in tax payer monies for mortgages that do not exist. Whilst virtually all MP's have hidden behind the "within the rules" mantra as to why they defrauded the tax payers "LEGALLY", however claiming monies for non existent mortgages brings the matter into criminal law which supercedes all other law with the only exception being the Queen as the head of state.

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Deep Recession, Huge Political Scandal / Politics / UK Politics

By: LewRockwell

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGary North writes: I went to the Sunday Times site on Sunday. Here was the lead headline:

At least half of the House of Commons' 646 MPs will be swept away at the general election, as voters take revenge on the political classes for the expenses scandal.

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Monday, May 18, 2009

MP's Blame Greedy NHS GP's for Expense Claims Abuse / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleHumiliated MP's across all parties that have been drowned out by the public chorus of outrage and indignation of the abuse of the MP expenses system have repeatedly stated how MP pay has failed to keep pace with that of NHS GP's which is one of the key reasons as to why they have resorted to what amounts to legalised theft from the electorate.

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Friday, May 15, 2009

Dewsbury MP Shahid Malik Sets Expenses Scandal Claim Record / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

The Justice Minister, Shahid Malik, became the latest MP to be named in the ever expanding expenses scandal in the Daily Telegraph which states that Mr Malik claimed the maximum allowed for the second homes allowance amounting to £66, 827 over 3 years for his London home with an original purchase price of £85,000 (2001), whilst at the same time nominating a rental property as his main residence in his Dewsbury constituency for less than £100 per week.

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Friday, May 08, 2009

Corrupt Labour Government Ministers Have Their Snouts In the Trough / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTory supporting newspaper, The Telegraph has pulled off a scoop of getting their hands on outrageous and unforgivable MP expense claims right from the Prime Minister downwards albeit at an alleged cost of £300,000 paid to the leaker which the Police are looking into.

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Britain Sleep Walks Into a Police State as Political Dissent is Criminalised / Politics / UK Politics

By: Global_Research

Julie Hyland writes: “From foul deeds endless tragedy arises,” the World Socialist Web Site wrote, commenting on the state execution of innocent Brazilian worker, Jean Charles de Menezes, by plainclothes policemen on a London subway train on July 22, 2005.

Events have tragically confirmed that warning. In the years since Menezes’ killing, for which no one has ever been held to account, the legal framework of a police state has been enacted in Britain.

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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Daniel Hannan Blasts Gordon Brown on handing of the Economic Crisis / Politics / UK Politics

By: Mike_Shedlock

I commend Daniel Hannan who had the courage to blast Prime Minister Gordon Brown on his handing of the economic crisis. The Mail Online picks up the story in the Tory who told Brown to his face that he's a disaster .


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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Big Government, not Big Media, Threatens Free Speech / Politics / UK Politics

By: Ayn_Rand

Contrary to widespread cries that media consolidation threatens free speech, the real threat comes from laws regulating media ownership.

Self-appointed consumer watchdogs--including Obama’s recent pick for FCC chair, Julius Genachowski--have long complained about media consolidation. So it was no surprise that when the FCC recently loosened restrictions barring companies from owning a newspaper and TV station in the same city, these critics went apoplectic and are now urging the House to follow the Senate in blocking the measure.

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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

BNP Members List Leaked Online- Link Here / Politics / UK Politics

By: Submissions

British National Party (BNP) full membership list of 12,801 members has been leaked onto the internet. The list contains contact details and notes on selected party members. The list has been first published on the internet by Wikileaks who's staff has verified the list as predominantly containing BNP members, and other individuals who have donated to the BNP or have had other contact with the BNP may also be listed.

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Gordon Brown Saved by Financial Armageddon / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLast weeks near collapse of the worlds financial system that was brought home to British voters and labour party members on a near daily basis with an ever increasing meltdown being observed as Britain's biggest mortgage bank HBOS teetered on the brink of nationalisation, has to all intents and purposes brought the risk of an imminent leadership challenge against Gordon Brown to an end, this despite all of the protestations from the growing labour rebels who will fail to bring down their leader, but are succeeding in destroying any chances the Labour party has of winning the next election as the voters despise disunity within political parties.

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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

UK Frontline Charities Being Annihilated by Bureaucrats as Government Panics / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn a week in which government minster's were circulating reports that the fast developing economic downturn would lead to an "upward pressure on acquisitive crime", property crime, a surge in support for the far right and racist elements as well as an increase in the support for radical Islamic fundamentalist groups from people on the receiving end of racism and unemployment as well as a general outbreak of lawlessness as the country experienced during the 1980's economic depression emanating form within the deprived areas of Britain.

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Friday, May 23, 2008

UK House Values Have Fallen by 25%, Contributing to Labour Vote Meltdown / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhilst the mandarins of the Labour government scratch their collective heads as to why the voters have lost total confidence in Gordon Browns government, one of the key reasons for the meltdown in the Labour vote in the Crewe and Nantwich by-election is the housing bear market.

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Saturday, May 03, 2008

Gordon Brown is New Labour's Grim Reaper / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Gordon Brown the formerly smart and intellectual chancellor who was thought to have carried a grinning and increasingly shallow Tony Blair to three election victories. Now past events are increasingly being seen in a new light of who carried whom.

Gordon Brown's Labour party was delivered a near knockout punch in the Local elections where the natural party of local government is fast being pushed out of political power. The final Labour scalp to go was its biggest, Ken Livingston the London Mayor replaced by the Tory comedian Boris Johnson.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Gordon Brown's Tax U-Turn as Anticipated- Your Fired! / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Gordon Brown bottles it again in the face of escalating revolt against the abolition of the 10% tax band that hit 5.3 million of Britains poorest workers. This hit at the core of the Labour Party's values of redistribution of wealth from the rich to the poor. As stated In last saturdays article Gordon Browns Abolition of the 10% Tax Band- Leadership Challenge? , that the logical thing for Labour to do would be a U-turn, otherwise the next election is as good as lost.

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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Gordon Browns Abolition of the 10% Tax Band- Leadership Challenge? / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

Whilst Gordon Brown is busy generating embarrassing moments in the US trying to follow Tony Blair onto the global stage, at home Labour MP's incensed at the abolishment of the 10% Tax band and the impact it is having on die hard low paid Labour voters are now in open revolt.

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Saturday, December 29, 2007

Queen's New Year Honours, OBEs for Kylie Minogue and Kashaf Walayat / Politics / UK Politics

By: Nadeem_Walayat

The Queen's Honours committee did the rounds today with new year gifts for the famous and many more of the not so famous. The sun may have long since set on the British Empire but the establishment can still pin medals to lapels as reward for contribution to British society.

Kylie Minogue at 39 tops the bill of the famous league by picking up an OBE, Order of the British Empire.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Gordon Brown Takes Over From Tony Blair - Any Difference? / Politics / UK Politics

By: John_York

The long goodbye is over, Tony Blair steps down as the British Prime Minister today and looks set to embark on a long cruise to the Mediterranean to help, did I say help ?, Apparently to help find peace in the middle east on behalf of the Quartet group (USA, EU, UN and Russia).

But now, finally, Gordon Brown, the man who has engineered 10 years of prosperity for Britain has his hands fully on the levers of power. What differences can we expect ?

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Monday, April 16, 2007

Shocking news about Gordon Brown - Sold Half of Britians Gold Reserves at Bear Market Low / Politics / UK Politics

By: Adrian_Ash

"...Two billion here...two billion there. Pretty soon you're just funding a war in the desert or paying one-in-four of the working population to stay at home on sick leave..."

SHOCKING NEWS from the Sunday Times in London . Gordon Brown is an idiot.

More shocking still, his boss Tony Blair – the prime minister who led Britain to war in Iraq on spurious evidence of WMDs – doesn't always speak the truth. Their political party, New Labour, likes to bury bad news. And expert knowledge counts for nothing at Westminster .

Hence the biggest financial story in the United Kingdom right now – bigger by far according to the column inches than its record-breaking credit bubble – is that Gordon Brown "ignored advice" before selling half the nation's gold at rock-bottom prices in 1999.

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Monday, December 04, 2006

Britain's 30 billion pounds Nuclear insurance policy - Trident II / Politics / UK Politics

By: John_York

The UK Labour government led by Tony Blair has revealed plans for the successor to the Trident submarine nuclear deterrent. The plan is for 3 smaller nuclear submarines, in some 20 years time. The initial estimate is for £20 billion, but given the history of defence spending over-runs this could easily reach £30 billion, ($60 billions). Additionally there would be running costs of at least £1 billion.

Britain's £30 billion Nuclear insurance policy - Trident II

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Tuesday, October 24, 2006

UK Labour Party suffers lowest poll readings since 1987 because of Iraq war / Politics / UK Politics

By: John_York

According to the Guardian/ICM poll published today. Labour's support drops to 29%, as the lowest reading since Margaret Thatchers landslide in 1987 ! The Conservatives having climbed to 39%, with the Liberal Democrats third on 22%.

This is on the back of recent coverage of the Military in both the US and UK contemplating withdrawal from a worsening situation in Iraq, as this is seen by most of the UK electorate as Tony Blair's war, as another recent polls results showed that 72 per cent said that Tony Blair's support for George Bush calls into question his political judgement, and 62 per cent believe that British troops should be withdrawn from Iraq as soon as possible with a further 72 per cent believing that the war in Iraq is unwinnable.

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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

What would a Gorden Brown PM mean for Britian ? / Politics / UK Politics

By: Sarah_Jones

On the day when Tony Blair made his last speech at a labour party conference, we ponder what a Gorden Brown Premiership would mean for Britian ?

Gordon Brown having waited some 10 years, is now poised to become the next PM sometime during the next 9 months.

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