Canada’s Political Police at Work https://canadalibre.ca/en_anglais/divers/rcmp-flq-and-state-terrorism/canadas-political-police/ via @ CanadaLibre
A scene from Alan Bleasdale’s perceptive GBH, a much misunderstood, darkly comedic series from 1991. Some felt that Bleasdale was attempting to discredit the militant left, but what he portrayed is an infiltation of the Labour Party by MI5, ordered by the Conservative government at the time, whose aim was to recruit, manipulate and indoctrinate local “young bulls” with quasi left-wing ideology to have them assist, unknowingly, in destablising and discrediting the Labour Party in its entirety.
Fueling social tensions, MI5 agents provocateurs were prepared to use the ethnic communities to foster social division, in the hope of causing riots and ultimately, the hardened right-wing thugs (MI5 were eventually revealed as the real thugs here) dismissed the minority groups as collateral damage, a callous, calculated move that was deemed necessary to destroy the Labour Party.
MI5 staged a series of violent racist assaults on the city’s ethnic minorities, using hired…
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Now that it’s known that simply saying “I didn’t mean to” will shield one from criminal charges of fraud, I think we have a game-changer. Jesse Eisinger reports for ProPubli…
A letter a day to number 10. No 1,446
Friday 27 May 2016.
Dear Mr Cameron,
Despite a modest rise in tax receipts the future is still far from rosy under George Osborne’s long term economic plan which is long on long and short on results, having borrowed more than all Labour governments put together and doubling the nations debt.
Odd though, don’t you think, that he can somehow find £93 billion support for businesses yet there is no money to support low paid workers, disabled people, our NHS, frontline services and so on.
The entire bill for the NHS for 2015/16 was £116.4 billion. The NHS is Britain biggest employer looking after the health of an entire nation 24/7, yet it is falling apart for want of funding.
Corporate welfare does not compare to NHS core funding, nor does it compare in terms of national responsibility. Osborne is making…
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I received my latest ESA50 in the post yesterday. It’s about my seventh or eighth Work Capability Assessment and I know how it will work because the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP) do the same thing every time. Here’s how I recorded it’s impact on me last time around:
Every time, it’s the same. I don’t ‘score’ in their points system. Why? Because the narrative of their system has no room for people like me. I don’t exist so it fails to recognise me ~ nil points. Every single time. And every single time I’ve taken my case to tribunal level, the judicial decision was to exempt me from having to score points. That was when it was possible for someone like me to get to a tribunal ~ the Tories have…
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Phil Chamberlain’s excellent article, “Finding the blacklist“, reveals how the ‘Services Group’ blacklist of construction workers held by the Consulting Association was discovered, as well as the events that led up to that. A much larger blacklist – of workers, ‘extremists’ and political radicals – was held by the Economic League (the predecessor to the Consulting Association). Much of the EL list was leaked and the story of how that took place has been told, in part, both here and elsewhere – notably via Spies At Work. But the campaign to destroy the EL could be characterised, in retrospect, as ‘part one’ of a drama that eventually saw, some thirty years later, a £250 million payout to blacklisted construction workers, with the CA expose as the crucial ‘part two’. Though, in some ways, it could be argued that the first domino to fall was…
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Special Branch ‘political police’ spied on Grunwick strikers https://morningstaronline.co.uk/a-9eee-Special-Branch-political-police-spied-on-Grunwick-strikers#.V0tBke9Tp9w.twitter
With all the AUSTERITY and cuts just what is the bill for the wholesale spying and surveillance of the general populace in the UK?
The government says it wants to withdraw from every aspect of our lives – shrink the state and make us all self-sufficient, so why haven’t our taxes gone down as services have been removed and reduced?
Why does meddling, nit-picking legislation continue to increase, undermining independence and stifling initiative?
Why is the state attempting to exercise surveillance over every citizen and pry into every area of our lives, destroying privacy?
While services are removed state meddling in our lives has never been greater.
Like kings of old they take our taxes – almost half of everyone’s income, and do their best to provide nothing for it.
They abandon state responsibilities while trying to micro-manage every aspect of our lives – not just what we do, but how we do it and even tell us what we are supposed to think about it.
I’m all for shrinking the state. First thing when services are removed, taxes go down. The state will stop micro-managing our lives with meddling, unnecessary legislation – and make a priority of getting rid of redundant rules. And the state will stop prying and attempting to surveill the life of every citizen – and we don’t need the government to tell us what to think.
Yes, I want the government to leave me alone. To stop taking taxes which it has no intention of paying back in services. Remove its endless fiddling rules so that I can’t play music in public or make a pot of jam without a licence. To take down its surveillance cameras and stop demanding access to my medical records, bank accounts and details of my private life.
All our taxes are being extorted then used against us, to spy and pry and manipulate, and find ever more ingenious ways to exploit and control.
We are not being governed we are being conned.
No taxation without representation stands true.
We are no longer being represented. Taxation in these circumstances is theft. We are being conned.
London housing crisis: Families pushed out of the capital 35 times quicker than 5 years ago http://ibt.uk/A006Glh via @IBTimesUK