Running-the-United-Kingdom-From-Beyond-the-Grave- Lock up Your Daughters -The Hedonists Run the Show- Issue-3


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One of the links between Goldsmith’s Referendum Party and the Tory government of Boris Johnson – Ultra right-wing political schemer – Dougie Walters

Scottish born Walters first surfaced in Scottish politics when he was appointed Chief of Staff for the Tory branch Office leader Michael Forsyth. His tenure did not last long as he was deposed by the St Andrews University mafia who brought about the near-death of the Tory’s in Scotland. Smith licked his wounds and moved to London where he quickly established himself as a key member of the Tory elite.

He became vice-chairman of the frequently controversial Federation of Conservative Students and was an adviser and speechwriter for several senior right-wing political figures and a number of leading Conservative MPs.

In the period before the 1997 General Election, he left the Tory Party and signed up to the Referendum Party as its senior political adviser to Sir James Goldsmith.

Smith was employed by Johnson when he was Mayor of London. And he was the principal speechwriter to David Cameron as leader of the Conservative Party. He also previously ran “C-Change” a Tory think tank set up by Francis Maude and heads of the political section of the secretive “Conservative Intelligence” unit.

He was recently appointed to the post of senior political adviser reporting directly to Dominic Cummings. His employment again brought into disrepute the pervading nepotism associated with Political Advisers who hold positions of power in government. They hold down highly paid non-jobs which should be given over to civil servants. Their introduction to politics is the single most damaging abuse of the electoral system.

But the scandal does not end there. He is a self-confessed hedonist and high stakes gambler who regularly frequents Aspinalls exclusive private members club in London and basks in another dubious claim to fame in his role as a sex party organizer for the rich and famous.

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There will be many more revelations in the issues to follow. But getting back to Jimmy Goldenballs Goldsmith. It is important to gain an understanding of the level of control over the lives of every individual person in the world Zionist businessmen, politicians and all those associated  with them have.


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And Goldsmith was a committed environmentalist – Pigs might fly first

In the early eighties an altruistic Goldsmith announced to the world that he was an environmentalist who would be committing his considerable financial resources to supporting “green issues.”

Mother nature needed protecting from the excesses of mankind and he was the man to do it.

Many rallied to his cause and international cooperation, a building block of the “new world order.” would bring benefits to the planet.

He was also instrumental in convincing Thatcher and her Tory government to commit substantial financial resources to the support of “green” issues.

One such issue was “debt-for-nature” swaps.

He won Thatcher’s backing for a radical proposal to preserve endangered rain forests. This meant offering Third World countries deals involving their crippling interational debts.

The terms of the schemes required the United Kingdom to buy up Third World debt and agree to forego interest payments on condition that tropical rain forests were left untouched.

What a wonderful savior of the world Jimmy appeared to be.

But all was not “Kosher”. Ever the opportunist. Goldenballs was plotting under the cover of Mother Nature’s skirts.

What he advocated was a classic example of a 19th-century British imperialist raw materials grab.

Brazil was an immediate target for a “hostile takeover. It transpired that Goldsmith’s brother Teddy, he of the “Green Party” was a very good friend of Brazil’s Environment Secretary and “sacre blue” Brazil, accepted foreign limitations on its sovereignty in the form of “debt-for-nature swaps.”

At a meeting of all Brazil’s bank creditors the Finance Minister stated that the mineral-rich country was prepared to accept converting part of the $60 billion it owed into environmental conditionalities.

Bolivia, Costa Rica, and the Philippines also entered into similar debt deals in which environmentalist groups such as Prince Philip’s “World Wide Fund for Nature” bought the defaulted debt of those nations from bankers at steep discounts.

The environmentalists put up 10-15% of the nominal value of the debt, and the government paid the full nominal value in local currency to their local front group to buy up lands, ostensibly for protecting them.

Only the oligarchy associated with the green group had access to the protected enclaves.

This meant that Jimmy Goldsmith and his ilk retained control over forests and underground minerals and other resources probably worth a thousand times more than was paid for the purchase.

But Goldsmith really does love trees. In 1985, he purchased “Crown Zellerbach” an American forest products company with vast timber reserves.

In doing so he became the sixth-largest owner supplier of timber, with huge reserves primarily in Washington, Oregon, Louisiana, and Mississippi. His control of third world forestry added a premium to his US forestry

Afternote: The “Worldwide Fund for Nature” is a “Zionist Bilderberg” financial moneypot providing a source of tax free income for the rich and famous.



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Goldsmith – The Darling of the US Republican Party

Greatly respected by Reagan and Bush, Goldsmith roamed the corridors of power at the White House representing all that was good in the mythical U.S. economic recovery.

He was fiercly pro-Israel and his anti-communist rhetoric also allowed him significant input on foreign policy issues.

Indeed a senior Reagan National Security Council (NSC) officer recalled giving Goldsmith and media mogul Rupert Murdoch, a private briefing on U.S. arms control policy.


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The U.S. Democratic Party assessment of Goldsmith

Goldsmith was a coldblooded, ruthless shark who excelled in the art of leveraged buyouts (LBOs) and hostile corporate takeovers. Together with other bloodsuckers, he contributed to the devastation of corporate America during the 1980s. Leaving broken U.S. firms drowning in debt across the corporate landscape.

By the late 1980s, he had caused so much trouble that he was ordered to answer questions before a congressional committee about his conduct, in particular his attempted hostile takover of “Goodyear Tyres”.

True to form Goldsmith attacked the committee, warning that the U.S. was in danger of catching the European disease of “a triangular alliance of big unions, big government, and big management.”

The rubber manufacturer was subsequently saved by protective legislation, and Congress subsequently upgraded the powers of the Committee on Foreign Investments in the U.S.

In late 1989, disgusted with America’s “decline” into what he privately said was a recession, Goldsmith redeployed his liquidity into Europe. A move that effectively ended his prescence in the U.S.

A senior member expressed the view of the committee saying: “We kicked that slimy bastard out.” (Executive Intelligence Review)


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Prime Minister Harold Wilson’s 1976 Resignation Honours List

The resignation honors list of Harold Wilson, allegedly decided on,compiled and drafted longhand on lavender notepaper by his personal secretary Marcia Falkender brought the “honours” system into disrepute over accusations they had purposely awarded crooked friends and businessmen of dubious reputation – including many who helped bankroll Wilson’s political activities.

Goldsmith’s name was not on the list and his addition only surfaced in the final draft just before the announcement.

The governor of the Bank of England, Gordon Richard, was ignored for an award after advising that ‘on no account’ should businessman James Goldsmith be offered a knighthood.

Joe Haines, Downing Street, Press Secretary, later wrote that Wilson confided in him that Marcia had advised that Goldsmith intended offering her a directorship of a company connected to his Cavenham Foods and this justified a knighthood.

Falkender denied the allegation but then went on to take up the position of senior political adviser to Goldsmith when he formed the “Referendum Party”


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Project Democracy

In 1980 Goldsmith and Rupert Murdoch, were invited to join a host of British and American right-wing elitists to support Ronald Reagan’s, “Project Democracy,” a covert propaganda effort dedicated to weaken democratic institutions whose polcies did not conform to the wishes of the The UK and USA. They met Reagan (in March 1983) and committed to giving their support to his war on popular democracy.

Neoconservative networking across the Atlantic was given a high priority and Goldsmith, together with a number of right wing intellectuals formed the “Committee for a Free World”. The director of the organisation was Jacqueline Weldon, wife of Huw Weldon, Managing Director of BBC Television. Weldon and three other members of the organisation (Garton Ash, Stoppard and Scruton) were heavily involved in the editorial direction and production of the BBC news-organ “monitor”


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The Referendum Party

Goldsmith recruited many of his green acquaintances into standing in the 1997 General Election for his pet nationalist project, the “Referendum Party”, that he launched with no formal democratic structures or members.

Prominent examples of these green electoral candidates included, David Bellamy and his old buddy, John Aspinall, who in an interview conducted during the 1990s was “quoted as saying he would be happy to see large numbers of humans exterminated, and that the death of 200 million in the event of nuclear war would not be enough” adding “statistically, in terms of real population reduction, it would mean nothing more than a slight temporary dip in the world’s population. It wouldn’t solve the problem”.

Another conservative green who represented the Referendum Party in the 1996 British elections was Robin Page, who was also a member of the Party’s council, and founder of the Countryside Restoration Trust — a body whose founding patron was Prince Charles’ New Age mentor, Laurens van der Post. Fellow Referendum Party candidate David Bellamy was one of the Countryside Restoration Trust’s patrons and Zac Goldsmith (Goldsmith’s son) had a place on the board of trustees.

Following Goldsmith’s death in 1997, Robin Page had no qualms in joining the racist UK Independence Party, which was staunchly skeptical of climate change. Not surprising considering Goldsmith’s background.

The individual Goldsmith chose to act as the field organiser for the Referendum Party was Marc Gordon, Director of the London office of the International Freedom Foundation. An organisation founded in 1985, after a meeting in Angola, attended by the US “lobbyist and convicted felon” Jack Abramoff and Angolan rebel leader Jonas Savimbi.

The roots of the UK Independence and Referendum Party can be traced back to Margaret Thatcher’s 1988 Bruges speech, which led to the formation of the Bruges Group under the leadership of University of Oxford undergraduate, student Scotsman, Patrick Robertsonwho is presently the CEO of public relations firm WorldPR which has acted as strategic communications adviser to corporate and government leaders.

It was the financial backing of Goldsmith that supported prominent members of the Bruges Group including Alan Sked (who went on to found the UK Independence Party in September 1993) and their founding chairman, Lord Harris of High Cross (who was the former head of the Institute of Economic Affairs, 1957-1987; and board member of Rupert Murdoch’s Times Newspapers Holdings Ltd from 1988 until 2001).


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Running-the-United-Kingdom-From-Beyond-the-Grave – The Zionists are in Total Control of the Kingdom – issue-2


Profiling “Goldenballs” Goldsmith

Expanding on Goldsmiths business activities before his move into British politics.


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The Goldschmidts – Bankers of Germany

The Goldschmidts, neighbours, and rivals to the Rothschild family, were a wealthy, Frankfurt-based, Jewish family, who had been influential figures in international merchant banking since the 16th Century.

His great-grandfather was Benedikt Hayum Goldschmidt, founder of the Bank B.H. Goldschmidt [de] and consul to the Grand Duke of Tuscany.

His grandfather Adolphe Benedict Goldschmidt (1838–1918), a multi-millionaire, was a financial adviser to Bismarck during the rise of the German Empire.

He relocated his family to England in 1895 and re-established his bank in London.

The family-owned a large number of high-class hotels in France and wider Europe. The business was overseen by his father Frank (1878-1967) who had had to flee France with his family when Nazi Germany overran the country in 1940, only just managing to escape on the last over-loaded ship from the French port of exit, leaving behind their hotels and much of their property.


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Goldsmith was married three times and enjoyed numerous other dalliances (lock up your wives and daughters)

His first wife, whom he married when 20, was the Bolivian heiress Doña María Isabel Patiño y Borbón, the 17-year-old daughter of tin magnate Antenor Patiño.

When Goldsmith proposed the marriage, it is alleged his future father-in-law replied, “We are not in the habit of marrying Jews”.

Goldsmith is reported to have replied, “Well, I am not in the habit of marrying [Red] Indians”.  The story, if true, is typical of Goldsmith’s humour.

The couple eloped to Scotland and were married in January 1954. The marriage was brief. Rendered comatose by a cerebral haemorrhage in her seventh month of pregnancy, Maria died in May 1954.

Her only child, Isabel, was delivered by caesarean section and survived. She was raised by Goldsmith’s family. On her father’s death, she inherited a large share of his estate.

Goldsmith’s second wife was Ginette Léry with whom he had a son, Manes (born in 1959), and daughter, Alix (born in 1964). The marriage was dissolved by divorce in 1978 but they shared a house in Paris until his death and he built her a house on his Cuixmala estate.

In 1978, he married for the third time, to his mistress Lady Annabel Birley, by whom he had already had two children, Jemima (born in 1974) and Zacharias (born in 1975); they went on to have a third child, Benjamin (born in 1980).

Zac and Jemima both became much reported-upon figures in the media, the former being a Conservative MP for Richmond Park from 2010 to 2016 and again from 2017 to 2019, and the latter a journalist who was married to Pakistani cricketer and prime minister Imran Khan between 1995 and 2004.

In 2003, Ben married heiress Kate Emma Rothschild (born 1982), daughter of the late Hon. Amschel Rothschild and his wife Anita Guinness of the Guinness Brewery family.

After his third marriage, Goldsmith embarked on an affair with Laure Boulay de La Meurthe (granddaughter of Bruno, Count of Harcourt and Princess Isabelle of Orléans), with whom he had two more children, Jethro and Charlotte.

Rumours about Goldsmith’s romantic life was a popular topic in the British media. One newspaper speculated that Goldsmith was the father of Princess Diana, due to his close friendship with Diana’s mother and, later in life, with Diana herself (Wikipedia)



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Project Democracy – The Reagan years – Goldsmith the British Spook!!

Goldsmith, together with his friend Rupert Murdoch’ was an integral member of the Reagan-Bush “secret government” apparat known as “Project Democracy.”

An official of the CIA’s retirees lobby, the Association of Former Intelligence Officers, who served in the CIA London station described Goldsmith as a “member of SIS (British Secret Intelligence Services) old-boys’ board of directors” and the private financier who handled British intelligence’s “Israel account.”

He also served on the board of media magnate Conrad Black’s Hollinger Corp. together with Henry Kissinger and ex NATO chief Rothschild related, Tory peer, Peter Lord Carrington.

Hollinger’s group acquired the Jerusalem Post, which became the official mouthpiece for Israel’s government.


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Iran-Contra affair

Documents released during Oliver North’s trial and from the congressional investigation of Irangate detailed Goldsmith’s role in the “public diplomacy” program coordinated by career CIA official Walter Raymond who was working out of the National Security Council (NSC).

Raymond ran a covert propaganda machine whose tasks included the discrediting of opponents of the Reagan­-Bush administration’s Iran and Contra initiatives.


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Goldsmith – Anglo-American Establishment insider and member of Reagans “Project Democracy” Gains a fortune at the expense of American investors

The Wall Street Journal noted that Goldsmith was a major partner of Boesky in his operations, having invested $3 million in the Boesky deal.

Boesky’s other major partners were Milton and Joseph Dresner, $10 million; Marty Peretz, publisher of the fanatically pro-Israeli publication, the New Republic, $1 million; and Lewis Lehrman, famed “conservative” backer of Ronald Reagan, the Lehrman Institute, and the Heritage Foundation, $1 million.

Boesky was characterized in the Washington Post of Nov. 21, 1986, as follows: “Boesky is known for his passion for the State of Israel and Jewish causes.”

He was appointed to the notorious Holocaust Commission by President Reagan, for whom he had been active as a fund-raiser.

These connections stood him in good stead when Sorkin of the Securities Exchange Commission announced a supposedly heavily punitive assessment against Boesky, an unprecedented $100 million, of which $50 million was a fine and $50 million for “restitution” to investors.

This seemed a drastic penalty, but the Wall Street Journal promptly pointed out that $25 million of this fine will be allowed as a tax deduction for Boesky.

The SEC also outraged Wall Street investors by allowing Boesky to unload $440 million worth of stocks before announcing their punitive action against him.

These stocks, principally holdings of Time, CSX, and Goodyear which Boesky had been buying for future takeover action, immediately dropped 15% in value, which meant that Boesky picked up about $70 million in profits by unloading them, while other Wall Street investors lost heavily. Merrill Lynch alone lost $40 million because of Boesky’s stock dumping.

At the same time, Morgan Stanley’s real estate division was selling Boesky’s Beverly Hills Hotel (Boesky married the daughter of Ben Silberstein, who owned this hotel) for $140 million, of which Boesky will receive half, or $70 million.

The SEC also allowed Boesky to trade stocks until April 1988, which caused further anger among investors who have been damaged by his manipulations.

A source commented to the Wall Street Journal, Nov. 21, 1986, “First he sold his friends to the government, then he sold his stocks to his friends.”

The American public was not informed that Boesky’s profits, large though they were, are minuscule compared to the profits made in these takeovers by the major players, Sir James Goldsmith, and his partners, the Rothschilds. (Executive Intelligence Review)



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Running the United Kingdom From Beyond the Grave – Sir Jimmy “Goldenballs” Goldsmith- Issue 1


Who is Running the United Kingdom?

This is the opening narrative of a blog intended to enlighten readers of the political dogma and background of many of the political and unelected advisors that are now governing the Kingdom. It will be a lengthy but informative mind-blowing read.



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Sir James Goldsmith – 1933-1997 – Billionaire with a Cause

Goldsmith was an Anglo-French billionaire crusading politician who fought to change the future of Europe. He was also a high-flying financial buccaneer and unconventional family man, who shared homes in London, Paris, Burgundy, Spain, and Mexico with three women. His aristocratic wife, Annabel, his ex-wife and former secretary, Ginette, and his mistress, Laure Boulay de la Meurthe.


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  1. For Goldsmith, being attacked meant being noticed, and being noticed meant being taken seriously. “It shows the effect we have had,” he said. “We have woken up the electorate.” “We” is the Referendum Party, the renegade political movement that he launched in November 1994 with a single goal: to pressure the British government into giving its citizens a chance to vote on the extent of their involvement in the European Union. Goldsmith pledged to spend as much as $30 million of his $2 billion self-made fortune and to field Referendum Party candidates in the 1997 general election against every member of Parliament who opposed such a plebiscite.

2. Having multiplied his fortune as a brash corporate raider in the United States during the 1980s, Goldsmith seems an unlikely politician. But his retreat from business led him to question many of his assumptions about the world. He came to believe that global free trade would lead to severe societal dislocations. He also concluded that the movement to unify Europe politically, as well as economically, would restrict national sovereignty and undermine democracy as unelected European Union bureaucrats assumed greater control. “European nations are deeply rooted,” he said. “You cannot push nations against their will.” As a citizen of both France and England, he decided to take action in both countries. In France, he was elected to the European Parliament, and he is running for the British Parliament in 1997 as a candidate of his own Referendum Party.

3. Sir James Goldsmith won’t be elected prime minister, and he may not even be elected to the House of Commons, but as many have noted, he has already altered both the mood and the thinking in Britain about the value of a unified Europe and has shown how one man with energy, ideas, and independent means can elevate a political concern into a national preoccupation.

4. The father of eight children, Goldsmith also lives a famously unconventional life. His brother, Edward, known as Teddy, once called him “a natural tribal polygamist.” Goldsmith has a wife in London, a British aristocrat born Annabel Vane-Tempest-Stewart, the sister of the Marquess of Londonderry, and the inspiration for the eponymous nightclub on London’s Berkeley Square. On the other side of the Channel, he has an ex-wife (the former Ginette Lery, his one-time secretary) and a mistress (Laure Boulay de la Meurthe, a wellborn French magazine editor), who live in two parts of the same house in Paris. Like an Arab pasha, Goldsmith moves among all three households, supporting everyone with lavish generosity.

5. His rhetoric is direct and withering. A year ago British prime minister John Major dismissed Goldsmith as “living in cloud-cuckoo-land.” Goldsmith had always voted Conservative, but he thinks the current Conservative government is “appalling on all the most important issues that matter for me.” Major, in Goldsmith’s view, “doesn’t dare lead. He thinks leadership is equilibrium. He is the ultimate rubber man.” Nor does Goldsmith have much use for Tony Blair and his “New Labour” image. Labour, he says, has become “the soft Conservative Party. They are all one party.”

6. The impetus for the Referendum Party came when Goldsmith concluded he could have a greater impact in Britain because democratic traditions are stronger there than on the Continent. The British people had been given a referendum on Europe in 1975, and they (including Goldsmith) had voted decisively for the Common Market—then defined as an economic alliance of individual nations. Goldsmith reasoned that since the alliance had changed into a more far-reaching political union the British citizenry should be given a choice again.

7. When Goldsmith joined the debate, the Euro-skeptic movement was well underway in the Conservative ranks. Euro-skepticism had been embraced by only a small group of Tories in Parliament until Maastricht when more of them became angered by regulations passed by the European Commission in Brussels which took precedence over laws passed in Westminster. Concerned about the strengthening of European bureaucracy and its effect on Britain’s democratic sovereignty, more and more Tories began joining the Euro-skeptic wing.

8. Since Goldsmith’s party started making headlines in the spring of 1996, public concern about the direction of the European Union had risen sharply. “We have achieved our primary objective,” said Goldsmith, “from Europe being the 13th point on the agenda to being right at the top.”

9. After 18 years in power, the Conservative Party had lost ground with the British electorate despite the country’s economic boom. The Tories succeeded by squashing the unions, trimming social-welfare programs, privatizing key state-owned industries, and promoting a free market for business. But since his election as Labour Party leader in the spring of 1994, Tony Blair had captured the public imagination by moving the Labour Party to the center. On nearly every economic issue, Blair’s party has co-opted Tory positions—pledging, for example, not to increase public spending or raise taxes. As a result, the Labour Party had held a consistent lead of some 20 points over the Tories in the months before the 1997election.

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New Labour Zionists Back in Control – No Place for Scottish Lefties Under Ian “Benito” Murray



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The Rise of New Labour

The demise of Corbyn and a return to power of the Zionist supporting “New Labour” brings with it an opportunity to bring the Scottish Branch to heel.

And in this respect, the Party has Ian Murray “champing at the bit” ready to “clear out” any party officer refusing to commit to total adherence to the Unionist policies espoused by the English based leadership.

But Murray is no longer a “one-man-band” he is backed by a phoney Zionist organisation, operating out of Glasgow University, ably led by Baroness Smith, one of MI5s’ finest agents.”

In favour due to bragging rights that, as the MP for Edinburgh South, Murray has earned political plaudits as the single beacon of light for the Labour Party in Scotland.

His record as a constituency MP is well testified, but the same could be said of the politician Murray most admired, “The Beast of Bolsover”, Dennis Skinner who was rejected by voters and retired from politics.




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Nigel Griffiths – MP for Edinburgh South 1997-2010

Griffiths was blessed with a similar level of support by his constituents but was forced to resign his position after four complaints against his conduct were upheld by the Parliamentary Commissioner for standards who had been called in to investigate after Griffiths failed to declare that he owned an office for which he had been claiming expenses.

She also upheld complaints that Griffiths had used his constituency office for party political purposes without informing the Fees Office and that he had failed to reimburse the Fees Office.

The complaints followed revelations he had claimed office allowances of £10,000 a year (£130k) since 1997 for a constituency office in Edinburgh which he had bought outright.

He further received several thousand pounds from Edinburgh South’s Scottish Parliament member Angus MacKay for subletting part of his constituency office.

Pete Wishart, the SNP’s chief whip at Westminster, said:

“He has been found guilty by the Independent Standards Commissioner of misusing House of Commons allowances and diverting public money into New Labour Party politics. He should offer his immediate resignation as a minister, as this report shows he is unfit to hold ministerial office. If he will not resign then Tony Blair should sack him. Griffiths made no effort to disclose any of his wrongdoing, or rectify any of his abuse of public funds until forced to do so under media and SNP pressure.”

Mr Griffiths apologized for failing to inform the Fees Office and repaid over £31,000. He stood down before the 2010 GE.

Murray retained the office when he took on the role of MP for the constituency, presumably paying £10k annual rent to his erstwhile colleague. Nice one Nigel!!






Murray the Politician

A look back at the conduct of his electioneering campaigns reveals a “no holds barred” approach. Any weakness in the personal or political background of his opponents is fair game to him. His own failing is that he believes himself to be a well-regarded statesman for which the rules of conduct for the common man are not applicable.

He is also well versed in the art of presenting political lies as fact attacking anyone confronting him with the truth.

As an example: his cynical exploitation of the poor and Zero-hours contracts.

A law for others and an opt-out for Ian Murray.



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January 2015: Ian Murray Labour MP for Edinburgh South – We Need Urgent Action to Tackle Exploitative Zero-Hours Contracts

Many people across the UK face the fear of insecurity in their employment, and zero-hours contracts have come to define that fear in recent years.

Under the Tory-led government, we have seen a rising tide of insecurity – the number of people feeling insecure at work has almost doubled in the past three years, from 6.5 million to 12 million.

On top of that, people are already earning £1,600 less a year on average than they were in 2010: working just as hard, but for less, hit by the cost-of-living crisis.

So whilst a few at the top are doing well, everyone else is getting left further and further behind. There are 1.3 million people working part-time because they are unable to find full-time work.

Labour is clear that we will outlaw zero-hours contracts. While there are some employees – students, for example – who would welcome the flexibility which they offer, zero-hours contracts have gone from being a marginal, niche concept to becoming the norm for too many people across Britain – It is estimated earlier this year that there are 1.4 million zero-hours contracts in Britain, while as recently as last year the government was still claiming that there were just 200,000.

The Tory-led government has been dragged kicking and screaming to acknowledge that zero-hours contracts are an issue which needs to be looked at.

First, Ministers denied that they were a problem at all and then due to further pressure from Labour, trade unions and charities, they instigated a half-hearted review.

We’ve had to persistently push them to recognize the impact these contracts were having on peoples’ lives.

They’ve now brought forward changes which will stop employers from insisting that those on zero-hours contracts are available for work even when there is no guarantee of any work. We welcome that change but it just doesn’t go far enough.

Yet this does nothing to prevent most of the problems experienced by those on zero-hours contracts. What about people expected to be available for hours on end with no guarantee of work? What about the insecurity of having your shift cancelled without notice? And what about those working regular hours in practice but kept on zero-hours contracts under the threat of being ‘zeroed out’?

The Tory government has the opportunity to match Labour’s plans to end the exploitation of zero-hours contracts. But they have so far failed to come close to our commitments. If they won’t support our plans, it will fall to the next Labour government to take action to tackle the exploitative use of zero-hour contracts


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April 2015: If zero-hours contracts are so bad, how come 68 Labour MPs Employ Staff on Them?

The Labour Party leader blasted David Cameron and big business over zero-hours contracts – and pledged to stick up for ordinary workers who are being “exploited.”

Speaking in Yorkshire, the Labour leader raged:

“Less than a week ago, you may have heard the Prime Minister say that he couldn’t live on a zero-hours contract. Well, I couldn’t live on a zero-hours contract either.

I’ve got a simple principle – if it is not good enough for us, it’s not good enough for you and it’s not good enough for Britain. “That’s the way I will run our country. One rule for all.”

But there was one small problem for Ed.

It was revealed by the pay and expenses watchdog IPSA that a large number of Labour MPs employed workers on “zero-hours” contracts.

A damning list of 68 (nearly a quarter of the Labour parliamentary party) included Ed Balls, Lucy Powell, Karen Buck, and Ian Murray.

Labour insisted their MPs only used casual contracts to hire interns or students on flexible deals.

But Steve Turner, Unite regional officer, said last year: “Parliament passed the laws that are supposed to protect pay and conditions. Our MPs ought to be upholding them, setting a high standard for employers.”


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November 2014: Commons Debate – Zero Hours Contracts Bill – Second Reading

Ian Murray (Edinburgh South) (Lab) contributed to the debate stating: “Although unemployment has gone down in this country, the tax-take to the Treasury from income tax has stayed flat, despite the Treasury predicting a huge increase. That shows that we have under-employment and a massive explosion in zero-hours contracts.” Double standards Mr Murray. You are guilty as charged employing staff on zero-hours contracts yourself.

Philip Davies (Shipley) (Con) challenged Ian Murray saying: “To be perfectly honest, I must say, and we need to get this on the record before the clock counts us out, that it is a bit rich for the Labour party to come here en masse to pretend that they are massively opposed to zero-hours contracts when it appears that some of the worst offenders are not only Labour councils, but Labour MPs.




Murray the Statesman Seeks a Higher Office

Believing he is loved by a majority of the membership he campaigned unsuccessfully for the Deputy leadership of the Party.

Black Labour MPs criticized his sponsored Facebook advert addressed to to “Labour’s women” for a glaring omission.

The advert titled “my pledges to Labour’s women” featured nine ‘Labour women’ – but apart from a purple tint to the centre line, all the women shown are white:


Ian Murray MP



Labour Party supporters commented

brianbotou: On Sunday I attended the deputy Labour Party hustings at Dudley. I listened to Murray trot out his usual spiel about not allowing MPs to be hounded out of the party because of antisemitismHow he would not allow the scourge of it to affect the party again.
Whilst, of course, telling the spokesperson for people on zero-hours contracts how much he sympathized with them because he had a similar job during the holiday vacation at university.

Forgetting, of course, all the people who were hounded out of the Labour Party on fabricated antisemitism accusations or Gordon Browns famous boast whilst chancellor of the exchequer of, “our wonderful flexible workforce “. Oh, the irony.

His spiel was almost a carbon copy speech from the Progress leader, Nathan Yeowell. So much for original thought. With Keir and him running shotgun, the Labour Party won’t have much original thought from these pair, if they win.


Joseph Okeefe: Murray doesn’t get out often and hasn’t noticed that the world has changed and so has the Labour party.
Labour is the most Anti-racist party in Europe and he hasn’t noticed himself being a right-wing parasite like most of the Parliamentary Labour Party.
The world for most of his type is painted with a white border and Labour is little more than a flag of convenience for a trough feeder on the backs of the working class of all colours and none.
labrebisgalloise: The problem with these women is that they are right-wing closet and not so closet Blairite-Starmerites, the big problem with Murray is that he is not just right-wing but that he also crawled out from under a stone without pausing to wipe off the slime. That’s the problem. Skwawkbox

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