1. Opening Narrative
2. John Reid, Baron Reid of Cardowan former Labour MP for Airdrie & Shotts, former Home Secretary was made a life peer after the 2010 election. Following his stepping down as Home Secretary in 2007 he has worked in private sector security, including holding a position with G4S (until April 2013?).
3. In recent times he regularly Lobby’s fellow lords in the House of Lords and other movers and shakers in the corridors of power in Westminster seeking to use his influence, expanding counter intelligence and control over the UK citizenship mirroring the much detested, “Homeland Security” arrangements in place in the USA. He is committed to these, behind the scenes expensive measures through his employment with the, Chertoff Group, (founding member of the company and Ex Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security (2005 – 2009)
4. Member of the House of Lords- Outside Interests
a. Director, John Reid Advisory Ltd. (risk management; homeland security strategy).
b. Member to the Chertoff Group (strategic/security consultants).
c. Westcoast Ltd, Crest Advisory. (support to police and crime commissioners).
d. Glaysen Holdings Ltd (financial holdings) paid to John Reid Advisory Ltd.
e. John Reid Advisory Ltd (All income from the Member’s speaking engagements).
f. Institute for Security and Resilience Studies, (Chairman), University College, London.
5. Remunerated employment, (2 years) office, profession etc. Earning £5000-£10,000 plus accommodation & expenses each occasion. Approximate earnings £100,000 plus
a. Speaking engagement, 24 May 2012 , R3 Annual Dinner, Belfast
b. Speaking engagement, 8 November 2012, OSAC Cyber Intelligence and Security Conference, London
c. Speaking engagement, 27 November 2012, Global Cyber Security Summit, Dublin
d. Speaking engagement, 10 December 2012, Gulf International Cyber security Symposium, Dubai
e. Speaking engagement, 23 January 2013, HP Leadership Conference, Blackpool
f. Speaking engagement, 7 March 2013, EU Science and Research Conference, Brussels
g. Speaking engagement, 16 May 2013, British American Business Council (BABC), Birmingham
h. Speaking engagement, Edinburgh, 24 June 2013, KPMG I-4 Conference
i. Speaking engagement, Brussels, 27 June 2013, SDA SecDef13 Conference
j. Speaking engagement, 1-2 November 2013, University of Texas, Austin, Political History Symposium
k. Speaking Engagement, 25 February 2014, Cyber Risk Insights Conference, Advisen, London
l. Speaking Engagement, 27 February 2014, The Energy Institute, Aberdeen
m. Speaking Engagement, 31 March 2014, International Conference on Security Challenges 2014, Abu Dhabi
6. John Reid’s addresses to the House of Lords
a. 12th January 2012, “I know the controversy that surrounded this, but it was precisely that third element that lay behind voluntary ID cards. That is because online registration is now prevalent for bank accounts and necessary to receive benefits. The amount of information that one supplies to the Government which is sitting there in huge data banks will be added to by any form of electoral registration, particularly if national insurance numbers are added.
b. That electronic information, just like paper information, is going to be lost or stolen. When and if it is lost or stolen, it is not an argument against biometrically protected ID cards. It is an argument for having biometric identification, because in those circumstances, no one can access that information. No one can go into your bank account unless they happen to have your five fingers and your iris. It is precisely about the protection of the individual.
c. Therefore, I would suggest that at least some serious consideration is given to online registration and the introduction in the medium to longer term of some form of identification that protects the individual’s identity through their iris and fingerprints.
d. I do not entirely agree with my good and noble friend Lord Maxton; I have never been in favour of compulsory ID cards. However, I am in favour of compulsory registration. I believe that the future is having an ID card in your pocket. I have one and it was massively convenient in allowing me to walk into France and Germany without a passport, giving inviolable proof of my identity to anyone, unlike every smart card in my pocket.”
e. “Going back to the cyber question, it is a big problem. Is the Minister aware that the best protection against misuse or fraud on cyber issues is biometric protection? With identification by your own iris or fingerprints, no one else can pretend to be you.”
f. 14th October 2012 “On cyber, I welcome the £0.5 billion increase provided that it does not include money that is meant to be allocated to the intercept modernization programme. If it does, it will be grossly inadequate and will completely undermine our capacity to mount the surveillance of communications in and out of this country which has been the basis of our counter – terrorist intelligence efforts.”
g. 15th May 2013 “As I reach my conclusion, there is one point where I would criticize the Government. Historically, our intelligence services and police have depended for counter-terrorism and anti-crime activity in defending the people of this country on the ability to match the technology of our enemies, particularly in communications.
This capability desperately needs updating. For the third year running, the Government have equivocated and postponed. Their fear of the Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Clegg, appears to be greater than their fear of the consequences of not acting in updating our intelligence-gathering capacity to include Skype, the internet and texts.
h. God forbid that a terrorist attack should be launched that would have been prevented if we had updated it. God help the Government if that should happen because I know from experience just how dependent we were on that capacity to save the lives of 2,500 people only six years ago in the liquid bomb plot.”
i. 19 August 2006 On Terrorism. John Reid is to deliver a daily message of terror after his frequent broadcasts during the recent “liquid on planes” crisis received critical acclaim. DeadBrain has learned that Dr Reid, who was recently voted Britain’s scariest man in a joint Women’s Institute/TV Quick poll, will take to the airwaves every morning from a specially-constructed studio 21 metres below the Home Office. His fear-inducing message will be carried live by every major television channel and ITV.
7. What Others Say about John Reid
a. The Godfather
John Reid is UK Home Secretary and MP for Airdrie and Shotts. “If we had a Politburo instead of a cabinet, Reid would probably be running the State Security Division.” – Kevin Toolis, Guardian 2 March 2002. Reid “is part of the Lanarkshire West Coast Labour mafia. It’s not about… making life better for the working class. It’s about looking after yourself and your mates and not being accountable to anyone.” – Dean Nelson, editor Scottish edition of the Sunday Times.
b. John Reid The Persistent Sex Predator
He is a drunken sex predator. the second incident, shortly before the death of then Labour leader John Smith in 1994, when Mr Reid was Shadow Defence Secretary, was witnessed by several people. One said: “John came lurching up and said to Dawn, “I want to have sex with you, I want to f*** you, you want it as well.” Ms Primarolo’s friend and neighboring Bristol Labour MP Jean Corston intervened and, according to a source, told Mr Reid: “You are a disgusting creature. Get away from her,” adding, “That’s it, I’m going to report him.” Ms Corston, who is now a Baroness, told colleagues she raised the matter with John Smith, commenting, “It won’t be happening again.” One Labour insider said: “Dawn was on the verge of tears. She said Reid had been harassing her over a period of years and had propositioned her in the bar. It was very painful for her.” When Mr Reid was summoned by the Labour leader, he gave Mr Smith a sealed envelope containing his resignation and told him that if he misbehaved again, Mr Smith should open it.
c. John Reid Accuses Yes Campaign of Sex harassment
The Nationalists are running an offensive misogynistic campaign against female unionists such as J K Rowling, John Reid, the former Defence Secretary, accused the Yes side of employing the, “language of abuse” at women who speak up for the maintenance of the 300-year Union. Former Defence Secretary John Reid accused nationalists of using the, “language of abuse” to target women who came out against independence. Now this is rich coming from him
d. John Reid – The cloven hoof pops out.
The Home Secretary yesterday gave the think tank Demos his strongest hint yet that a new round of anti-terror legislation is on the way this autumn by warning that traditional civil liberty arguments were not so much wrong as just made for another age.
e. Home Secretary John (wreck it and run)
Reid is to visit the team hunting foreign criminals released without being considered for deportation. He will visit the nerve centre tackling the crisis which led to the sacking of his predecessor Charles Clarke. Less than two weeks ago, Mr Clarke revealed that 1,023 foreign prisoners had been freed without deportation action being considered between 1999 and March this year.
f. John Reid Censured by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards
While he was Secretary of State for Scotland, John Reid became the first senior cabinet member ever to be severely censured by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards, Elizabeth Filkin. Reid was accused of using parliamentary allowances, taxpayer’s money, to pay the salaries of his son and other staff working for Labour’s electoral campaign. In the course of the inquiry, it emerged that Reid had held, “discussions” with witnesses, “which in plain un-parliamentary language sounded a lot like threats”.
g. John Reid and the Medical Consultant’s Excessive Salary Increases
When he was Health Secretary, John Reid was responsible for the new national consultants’ contract. The cost of the new pay deal is said to be the cause of the large deficits now being run up by health boards.
Kevin (my father is John Reid) Reid, boasted of his contacts, “I worked for Jack [McConnell] and for Wendy [Alexander—minister for communities] and for Henry [McCleish—Enterprise Minister] and for Donald [Dewar—First Minister] on a one-to-one basis. I worked with the Labour Party media monitoring in the press team and I briefed them every night.”
i. John Reid & War Criminal Karadic
During the 1990s Bosnian War, John Reid became friends with Serb rebel leader and indicted war-criminal Radovan Karadzic. Reid has admitted that he spent three days at a luxury Geneva lakeside hotel as a guest of Karadzic in 1993.
j. Other media Information about John Reid
John Reid exploits death of soldier-Security Salesman-Blatant sales pitches to the House of Lords
John Reid Pushes Cell Phone Security
John Reid Attacks Alex Salmond
John Reid Abuses Iraqis the Dtinks Camels Piss
John Reid War Criminal
John Reid Phonecall Satire
Say no to John Reid
John Reid Corrupt Politician
John Reid Blames Immigration on Gordon Brown