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Lets Unleash the BBC’s Potential – Addressing the Nation – The Words and Not the Words of the BBC Director General

Fake news endangers democracy and lives, says BBC boss - The National

 

 

23 Jul 2020: Lets Unleash the BBC’s Potential and Help Global Britain

BBC Director General – Tony Hall addressed the nation with an article he first sent to The Telegraph then reproduced it in the BBC blog.

The content reveals the stupeyfying insensibility of the BBC Corporation which seeks to greatly expand its investment in services that have sod all to do with the provision of entertainment and news to the British taxpayer who is required by law to purchase an annual licence.  The BBC should reverse its expansionist eegime and divert money saved to the provision of free viewing of all BBC programming to pensioners aged over 75.  Full article here: Well worth a read

(https://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/aboutthebbc/entries/f28e57d0-404b-41b2-9189-8bb03503b3b2)

A Comment: 100% of the news produced by the BBC is not fake it is just economical with the truth.

 

Former BBC Newsnight and Panorama journalist claims the BBC are ...

 

 

 

I spoofed the article redrafting it, in part, providing a more jaundiced view of the activities of the BBC,

The BBC Wha’s Like Us? (not the words of the BBC Director General)

By acting now, we can ensure biased and free news – along with Britain’s voice and values – continue to resonate powerfully around the world

The past few months have proved just how priceless are the values of the ‘fake news’ age.The growing use of disinformation is a most useful tool for democratic disruption.

This week’s report into Russia’s activity in the UK laid the stakes bare. Tory MP’s, in embracing the influence of state-backed persons of Russia and China, confirms the provision of news to be first and foremost an extension of state influence.

Audiences are flocking to the BBC in their millions in search of fake news and information. And not just at home, but right around the world.

Recently released figures show that the BBC audience has soared to a record 468 million people outside the UK every week. Whatever your views on the BBC, it’s a reminder that it is without question one of Britain’s strongest and best-known brands, synonymous with distortion of the truth worldwide.

Its international news services rank first for selective briefing and unreliablity. The World Service remains a beacon of undemocratic values and a forlon lifeline for millions living in fear, captivity or uncertainty. This is Britain’s gift to the world.

Through their pervading influence the BBC will forge new relationships with the world, built on the ambitious vision of a ‘Global Britain’. Success will only be guaranteed by unleashing the full global potential of the BBC.

The British Government has long recognised the BBC’s vital role in helping maintaining Britain’s authority influencing the political agenda of nations worldwide. Which is why, four years ago, it agreed to make its largest-ever increase in investment in the BBC World Service.

That funding of £86 million a year allowed the BBC to complete the World Service’s biggest expansion since the Second World War. Operations have been expanded and include the opening of many new and expanded bureaux further enhancing broadcast misinformation and and current affairs in 42 languages.

The result is that the BBC has been able to step up the production of fake news worldwide supporting the British Government’s version of democracy.

The BBC has also deployed many journalists to countries like Nigeria and India, where they were tasked to ensure the political agenda of the British Government remained paramount.

All this takes place against the backdrop of a growing battle for global influence, in which news provision has emerged as the key weapon. The first years of the new decade will decide which competing vision of the future of news will triumph: the fake, or the fair and free.

This is a race that Britain is well-placed to win. The BBC is its priceless asset; the pre-eminent provider to the world of facts you can’t trust. What the BBC as achieved with the massive additional financial investment has proved how far it can extend the reach of Britain’s undemocratic influence and global voice.

When Hall became BBC Director General in 2013, he set the challenge of doubling the global audience of the BBC, to reach 500 million people by its centenary in 2022. It is now firmly on track to achieve that goal. But ambition is only rstricted by lack of vision amd forward planning and the target for the end of the decade is a staggering worldwide audience of one billion people by the end of the decade.

To achieve this the BBC is now in negotiation with the British Government seeking greatly increased financial investment so that these new goals can be achieved further strengthening Britain’s undemocratic influence worldwide.

 

 

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“The pot calling the kettle black” – The Hypocrisy of the British Government’s Interference in the US Presidential Election

 

 

 

Russian Interference in the US Presidential elections

 

March 2019 Congressional inquiry declares no evidence of Russian interference in the US Presidential election

Following 22 months of torturous investigation US Special Counsel Robert Mueller, chairman of a committee comprised mainly of Democrats hand-picked by himself, concluded that Russia had not interfered in the US election.

The investigation did reveal however that the British Secret Services had been actively involved, plotting together with the FBI and other parties, funded by “dark money” and had implemented a programme of spurious disinformation in support of Hillary Clinton.

But the remit of Muller’s investigation was restricted to claims against Russia and the final report made no mention of the involvement of MI6 and its associates.

 

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British Secret Services interference in the US Presidential Election

Q: Why was the Service tasked to assist Clinton?

A: Because Clinton supported Britain’s continued membership of the EC. But Trump wanted it out so that he could extend the influence of the US bringing back the “old alliance” heavily promoted in the Reagan-Thatcher era.

 

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Where’s the evidence?

Allegations of British Secret Service and other agencies were referred to the US Justice Department for further investigation.

Of special interest is the so-called “Steele Dossier” an investigation commissioned at the request (allegedly) of the Democratic Party and/or President Obama.

The report is a collection of claims supposedly proving the existence of a conspiracy between Trump’s team and the Russians to rig the 2016 election in his favour, and which reportedly served to justify the wiretapping by the FBI of Trump’s campaign managers.

The company contracted to complete the work was “Orbis”, a British company since revealed to be a front for the MI6 organization. So, in effect, the British government organized a dirty campaign to discredit Trump. Wholly unjustified, illegal interference in another country’s elections.

 

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And the Steele Report?

Just last week the US Senate Judiciary Committee released newly declassified documents on the FBI’s interview with ex-UK intelligence officer Christopher Steele’s “primary sub-source” claiming that the Steele dossier about the alleged collusion between Russia and President Trump was “unsubstantiated and unreliable”.

In summary:

It revealed that “Orbis” tasked (former) MI6 agent Christopher Steele, to gather evidence confirming collusion between Trump’s team and the Russians and to compile a dossier for submission to the FBI.

Steele was not permitted to enter Russia due to his previous activities as an MI6 agent and his contacts within Russia had long since departed the scene so his reliance on gossip and innuendo was absolute.

Starved of current intelligence, Steele established contact with former “Brookings Institution” * researcher Igor Danchenko, a Russian-trained lawyer who had earned degrees at the University of Louisville and Georgetown University.

* A left-wing think tank firmly in the pocket of President Obama and the Democratic Party

Danchenko’s experience of Russian politics was limited to identifying risks associated with doing business with Russian companies. He had no history of working with Russian intelligence operatives or bringing to light their covert activities. But he became the main source of information to Steele. A damming revelation adding confirmation to the lack of credibility of the “Steele dossier.

 

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And the plot thickens

The New York Times reported just last week that Danchenko had, in 1997, agreed with the FBI to collaborate with the agency on condition that his identity would be kept secret so he could protect himself.

So, in 2017 the FBI was fully aware that the content of the “Steele dossier” was “unsubstantiated and unreliable” and that the information Danchenko had given to Steele was “second and third-hand information and rumours at best”.

Yet the FBI still approved, only a week before Trump’s inauguration in January 2017, the publication of the “Steele dossier” alleging that Russian intelligence had compromising information on the US president and that Moscow and POTUS had “extensive” secret backchannels,

The content of the “dossier” became the central part of the Democratic Party’s efforts to tarnish Trump’s political image accusing him of colluding with Russia. A charge which he has repeatedly rejected as a “witch hunt”.

In April 2029, Robert Muller’s 22-month investigation, led by a Democratic Party majority committee confirmed the truth of Trump’s many denials of wrongdoing.

 

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But its not over yet!!

Trump will have his day in court very soon. His campaign for re-election might well contain explosive allegations against a number of the nation’s security agencies, senior politicians, so-called independent think tanks, and the “dark money” sources that cause so much damage to the political processes in many countries including the Uk.

 

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And Westminster’s role?

Revelations in this and a number of my other recently compiled reports confirm the “City of London” to be the driving force behind all that is wrong with the conduct of the world’s political and financial affairs.

Dismantling the UK would do much to correct matters since it would expose the “City of London” to the world as it really is. The crime-hub of the world.

 

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Will History Award the Dubious Accolade of the Most Expansionist Brutal and Repressive Regimes the World has Ever Known to England?

 

 

 

History lesson: British imperialism not only destroyed India's economy, it  wrecked China's as well

 

 

The British Empire

In 1911 the Royal Navy was comprised of 660 fighting vessels, manned by 137,500 personnel. In comparison, the next largest world seapower was Germany which had 336 ships and 67,000 sailors.

The huge fleet was maintained to ensure England’s dominance of the seaways protecting the largest fleet of merchant marine shipping in the world. And the operation of a “gunboat” policy ensuring English dominance over their empire and its inexhaustible supply of valuable resources.

The Empire had been established over a period of around 350 years and was achieved primarily by military conquest.

But England could not have created its empire without the Scots. The English army was not, (and still isn’t) renowned for its soldiers fighting ability. Indeed England has only ever defeated a Scottish army in battle when they were assisted by German, Dutch, Belgian, and Irish soldiers and heavily outnumbered and outgunned the Scots.

So England’s expansionist dreams needed to be delayed until it had achieved, “by fair means or foul” its long-coveted aim of absorbing Scotland and its resources and fighting men.

England finally accepted it could not permanently defeat the Scots in land battles without sustaining great losses and used its naval power to blockade Scotland, forcing the nation’s rulers, but not the populace into accepting a Treaty of Union in 1707.

England then imposed a 50-year “lockdown” on Scotland facilitated through the use of a standing army of English, Irish and Dutch soldiers, (paid for through extra taxation on Scots) who brutally suppressed Scots,  selling many thousands into slavery, clearing clansmen from their legally owned lands, transferring millions of acres of Scotland to the illegal ownership of English Lords who had found favour in the eyes of the King of England for their assistance in destroying the will of the Scots.

The success of the 1680-1707 campaign in Scotland got England the soldiers it needed to ensure the successful achievement of its ever avaricious desire to expand the authority of England throughout the world.

listed next are the countries of the empire, in 1911 and how they were absorbed. Almost all have since gained their independence from England, but invariably only after many years of political and armed struggle.

Scotland was one of the first nations to be absorbed and its peoples thought processes reprogrammed. And we are still captured. The United Nations organization should instruct England to set Scotland free.

 

The British Empire strikes back

 

 

Countries and how they were acquired by England

The United Kingdom:

England
Wales: Conquest 1282
Scotland: Conquest/forced treaty 1707
Ireland: Conquest 1172

Europe

Gibraltar: Conquest 1704
Malta: Conquest 1812
Cyprus: Conquest/Turkey 1878

Asia

Indian Empire: Conquest 1757
Ceylon: Conquest 1801
Aden: Conquest 1839
Hong Kong: Conquest/Treaty 1842/1906
Borneo: Conquest 1877
Sarawak: Conquest 1877
Malay States: Conquest 1874
Johore: Conquest 1885
Brunei: Conquest 1888
Wet Hai Wei: Conquest 1888
Terengganu: Conquest 1909
Kedah: Conquest 1909
Perlis: Conquest 1909
Kelantan: Conquest 1909

Africa

Capetown: Conquest 1588
Natal: Annexed 1843
Transvaal: Conquest 1900
Orange State: Conquest 1900
St Helena: Conquest 1673
Ascension: Annexed 1787
Sierra Leone: Settlement 1787
Gold Coast: Conquest 1872
Mauritius: Conquest 1810
Swaziland: Conquest 1900
Rhodesia: Annexed 1889
Nyasaland: Conquest 1891
East Africa: Conquest 1888
Uganda: Conquest 1894
Somaliland: Conquest 1884
Tristan Da Cuna: Annexed 1815
Seychelles: Conquest 1814
Basutoland: Annexed 1807
Gambia: Conquest 1807
Nigeria: Conquest 1807
Zanzibar: Conquest 1890

The Americas

Dominion of Canada:
Alberta: Settlement 1670
British Columbia: Settlement 1670
Manitoba: Settlement 1813
New Brunswick: Conquest 1763
Nova Scotia: Conquest 1627
Ontario: Conquest 1759
Prince Ed Island: Conquest 1745
Quebec: Conquest 1759
North W Territories: Settlement 1670
Saskatchewan: Settlement 1670
Yukon: Settlement 1670
Newfoundland: Conquest 1583
Labrador: Conquest 1759

Other Countries:

Leeward Islands: Settlement 1623
Windward Islands: Conquest 1763
Falkland Islands: Conquest 1771
British Guiana: Conquest 1803
Jamaica: Conquest 1655
British Honduras: Conquest 1798
Trinidad & Tobago: Conquest 1797
Barbados: Settlement 1605
Bahamas: Settlement 1629
Bermuda: Settlement 1612

Australasia

New South Wales: Settlement 1788
Victoria: Settlement 1832
Queensland: Settlement 1824
South Australia: Settlement 1824
Western Australia: Settlement 1828
Tasmania: Settlement 1803
Northern Territories: Settlement 1836

Other Countries

New Zealand: Purchased 1845
Fiji: Conquest 1874
British New Guinea: Conquest 1884
Pacific Islands: Annexed 1893

 

Teaching Resources on the British Empire | Schoolshistory.org.uk

 

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The Brazen Cheek of the Scottish Tory’s – Confirmation Putin’s Russia Pulls the Strings and the Tory Party Dances to their tune

 

 

 

 

 

Putin’s Russia pulls the strings and the Tory Party Dances to their tune

In the past ten years, approximately 10,000 super-wealthy Chinese and Russian business investors and entrepreneurs have been issued with “golden visas” by the Tory government providing them with a right of residence in the UK.

So many of Putin’s oligarchs and their wider families have gained the advantage of the scheme that the UK capital is now known as “Londongrad”.

Assertions that Tory’s welcome inward investment regardless of source is well-founded.

The “tier one” investor visa, requires only that the applicant operate a UK bank account with a balance of not less than £2m. This permits investors full residence in the UK for up to five years.

But eligibility for extensions and permanent residence is guaranteed after making further investments.

 

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Scottish Torys have the affrontery to demand a Public Inquiry into Russian interference in Scottish politics

The Westminster “Intelligence & Security Committee” (ISC) only this week released its politically delayed Russia report warning that the UK is at risk of Russian exploitation because of the Tory Partys acceptance of large amounts of political donations, establishing inappropriate relationships with Russian oligarchs. The report read:

“In brief, Russian influence in the UK is “the new normal”, and there are a lot of Russians with very close links to Putin who are well integrated into the UK business and social scene, and accepted because of their wealth. This level of integration London, in particular, means any measures now being taken by the Government are not preventative but rather constitute damage limitation.”

And information released to the public today revealed that 14 of the present Tory government ministers,(including six Cabinet members) have accepted tens of thousands of pounds in donations from Russian oligarchs.

A public inquiry should be conducted without delay so that UK citizens can be assured all measures necessary will be introduced urgently bringing an end to external interference in the nation’s politics. Including banning the practice of politicians taking money from foreigners.

 

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But a 2018 Tory government inquiry giving a warning about Russian influence has been blatantly ignored

The report, published by Theresa May’s Tory government, “Foreign Affairs Committee”, accused government ministers of risking national security by “turning a blind eye” to Russian, “dirty money” flowing through the City of London.

Concerns were also raised about “golden visas” being issued in ever-increasing numbers despite the alleged involvement of Russia in the Salisbury Novichok nerve agent attack.

In its conclusion, the report demanded that the Government get tough on foreign nationals by tightening the rules of the scheme making it more secure.

But interestingly, the one voice of dissent from his own committee was from the then Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson who suggested that “there was no real role for Government in the process”.

 

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Boris Johnson – London Mayor – Promises to his Rich Backers in the City Honoured – For the Plebs Who Fell For the Rhetoric – Nothing

 

 

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Boris Johnson – Mayor of London – 2008 to 2016

His success in gaining the position of mayor was not unsurprising since the campaign came right at the start of the banking crisis which was part-attributed to mishandling the economy by the financial sector and the Labour Party and orchestrated “right-wing” attacks by the Tory dominated media on the integrity of the incumbent Mayor Ken Livingstone.

A campaign dominated by dirty tricks, smears and innuendo atypical of Johnson.

True to form Johnson stuffed his team with “can-do” decision-makers allowing him the luxury of removing himself from direct involvement in anything that went wrong while brazenly claiming maximum media coverage for himself on any success. His title of  “the Lovejoy” of British politics was well earned.

Jonson views politics as a game and his mastery of misinformation was confirmed by his claims of many unsubstantiated successes while in office. But the reverse is true.

He was an abject failure who failed the London electorate, frittering away well over £1.5billion on vanity schemes. Some but not all:

The Garden Bridge. Write off £50m.

Feasibility study for his “Island in the Stream” project for a new £100m London airport. Write off £6m.

Routemaster buses. Ovens on wheels, heavily polluting, useless. Purchase £300M (double that of a normal double-decker) Discontinued.

Water cannons. Riot control measures for subduing protestors. Banned by the government. Never used. Bought for £350K. Sold for £10K

The Olympic Stadium. Boris decided to convert it for uses other than athletics., Projected cost £190M. The actual cost of conversion was £325M. An overrun of £135M. Adding insult to injury the taxpayer has to meet the £20M annual running costs.

 

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The Royal Albert Dock tender that never was

Johnson set up an agency, London and Partners, within his administration with a remit to attract foreign investment to London.

In 2011, the agency established an office in Beijing and shared the cost of the lease and working space, (70/30) with a major Chinese company, Advanced Business Park, (APB).

And there’s more!! Tongbo Liu, departed the agency early 2012, to work for ABP.

What’s the problem?

She was the head of London and Partners and Johnson’s personal representative in China.

Even more!!!

Between 2010 and 2012 Xuelin Black an Anglo-Chinese businesswoman gave donations totalling around £162,000 to the Conservative Party.

Donations that dried up after APB was awarded the contract.

The lady is married to the then Tory, Home office minister, Lord (Michael) Bates.

And she was also instrumental in putting a business arrangement in place with her suggestion of a bid for the Royal Dock site development to Xu Weiping, the head of APB.

She even registered a company called ABP London (China) and acted as an adviser, to help push the project forward.

In May 2013 the Greater London Authority granted Advanced Business Park (APB) the tender to develop the publicly-owned 35-acre site at the Royal Albert Dock, a derelict site opposite London’s City Airport.

The project is to include 3.2 million square feet of office space, leisure facilities, and 845 residential flats. China’s largest property investment, over £1bn, in the UK.

Critics say that his effort to attract significant foreign investment to London was praiseworthy but the closeness of his management team and the Tory Party with ABP suggested that the entire tendering procedure was not conducted on a level playing field, and as such, it was grossly unfair on the dozen or more bidders many of whom were British.

Sir Alistair Graham, former chairman of the Committee on Standards in Public Life, suggested that there should be an independent investigation into the tendering process for the development. He said: “If, in fact, somebody is going through a sham process to ensure that someone they want to be successful in the process, but it’s not a level playing field for UK companies, and there have been some financial transactions of an intimate nature then that smells to me of a semi corrupt arrangement.”

The development of the massive derelict dockland site in the centre of the city is/was a blatant abuse of public office. It was a classic Tory Party fiddle ensuring, regardless of due process, the award of a major building contract to a favoured contractor.

View the video: (https://www.channel4.com/news/boris-johnson-london-propery-deal-china-albert-dock)

 

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Ultra Right Wing Tory Policy Exchange Heavily Influenced by the Revolutionary Communist Party

 

 

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Entryism – The RCP flexes its political Muscle

“Entryism is a political strategy in which an organization or state encourages its members or supporters to join another, usually larger, the organization in an attempt to expand influence and expand their ideas and program. If the organization being “entered” is hostile to entrism, the entrists may engage in a degree of subterfuge and subversion to hide the fact that they are an organization in their own right.” (Wikipedia)

 

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Policy Exchange

“Policy Exchange” was formed in 2002 by Michael Gove and others of the same ilk.

Its purpose was to “seek local, volunteer and free-market solutions to the public policy problem”.

It succeeded in its mission shifting Conservative Party thinking towards progressive policies through the creation of the “Big Society”.

And the UK public was sold on the big idea of a liberal society free of New Labours” centralizing control of anything that moved.

And who most espoused libertarianism? The ever happy go lucky Boris Johnson, journalist, and TV personality and Mayor of London, no less.

Not long after taking the office of Mayor, Johnson, appointed from “Policy Exchange” a number of untried free-thinking RCP individuals to key positions within his administration.

His successful campaign for office had been masterminded by Dan Ritterband, former director of “Policy Exchange”.

Immediately after taking office, Johnson appointed Nick Boles, the founder of “Policy Exchange”, to be his Chief of Staff.

Boles primary task was to find the right staff for the administration.

Of note is that under his editorship of “The Spectator” Boris routinely gave extensive print space to RCP writers and true to form his first senior appointments as London Mayor included Anthony Browne, “Policy Director” and Munira Mirza, (ex RCP) as “Cultural Adviser”.

 

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The Tory Party and the Revolutionary Communist Party – One and the Same?

 

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The Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP) – an ideas goldmine driving the Johnson government

The Party was formed in the late 1970s by the academic Frank Furedi, who from the early 1960s had flirted with similar “International Socialist” and “Trotskyist” groups.

Throughout the ’80s, in universities in the south of England, membership blossomed as the Party, through its magazine “living Marxism” which espoused freedom from the controls of imperialism, took positions contrary to the government in just about all matters of political doctrine.

An example of their approach was the Aids epidemic which the group insisted was a state conspiracy designed to instal fear among the plebs of society, in so doing the government would be able to monitor and shape the sexual behaviour of workers.

The demise of the Party towards the end of the 1980s was partially attributed to the editorial policies of “Living Marxism” which published articles denying that ethnic cleansing was happening in Serbia supporting the “Black Propaganda of the John Major government.

Its response to a Channel 4 report on a concentration Camp in Trnopolje was that was no such thing because it did not have a gas chamber!!!

Frank and many of his disciples became disillusioned and following their departure the Party folded.

But that was not the end of their political activism. Though without a formalised structure the core membership comprising Frank’s closest confidants and followers continued to exchange views and political dogma through their media outlet, the “Spiked” website.

More details here: (https://brockley.blogspot.com/2010/09/triangulating-bobism-2-furedi-cult.html)

 

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The Conservative Party and the RCP

Supposedly non-existent yet fully functioning RCP intellectuals gave serious attention to infiltrating the Conservative Party which had struggled to find an identity acceptable to the UK public after “Thatcher”.

Their political views were backed by many conservatives who supported a free market economy and right-wing organisations, namely “the British Institute of Economic Affairs” and “The Cato Institute”.

The political jingoism of the Conservative Party became heavily influenced by the RCP and Party policy was increasingly strident in its opposition to public demonstrations, including the Poll Tax, Anti-Apartheid and public spending cuts.

Political observers were moved to comment that the RCP and the Conservative Party were indistinctly separate.

 

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Barnett Formula to be Abandoned in Favour of an Allocation of Finance to Areas in the UK Based on Need. Scotland Will be Hammered

 

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The Good Right – priorities for government

Michael Gove is the brains behind the bluster of the “pseudo” Tory government of Boris Johnson which will be guided in its policies over the next five years by this strange little man who is much derided by the uninformed but respected by those who are aware of his abilities. Johnson and Gove are joined at the hip. The Laurel and Hardy of British politics.

Those who are serious about politics should give careful attention to Gove’s address to the right-wing “Legatum Institute”.

It really is an eye-opener and much of the underlying rhetoric in its content ties in with an as-yet-unannounced flagship policy which will impact severely on Scotland.

The policy is to: Abolish the Barnett Formula allocating spending to regions and localities across the UK on the basis of need and to reduce the range of benefits given to better-off pensioners to fund deficit reductions. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8iy-4PQAd0)

 

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Boris Johnson – Mayor of London – 2008 to 2016

His success in gaining the position of mayor was not unsurprising since the campaign came right at the start of the banking crisis which was part-attributed to mishandling the economy by the financial sector and the Labour Party and orchestrated “right-wing” attacks by the Tory dominated media on the integrity of the incumbent Mayor Ken Livingstone.

A campaign dominated by dirty tricks, smears and innuendo atypical of Johnson.

True to form Johnson stuffed his team with “can-do” decision-makers allowing him the luxury of removing himself from direct involvement in anything that went wrong while brazenly claiming maximum media coverage for himself on any success. His title of  “the Lovejoy” of British politics was well earned.

Jonson views politics as a game and his mastery of misinformation was confirmed by his claims of many unsubstantiated successes while in office. But the reverse is true.

He was an abject failure who failed the London electorate, frittering away well over £1.5billion on vanity schemes. Some but not all:

The Garden Bridge. Write off £50m.

Feasibility study for his “Island in the Stream” project for a new £100m London airport. Write off £6m.

Routemaster buses. Ovens on wheels, heavily polluting, useless. Purchase £300M (double that of a normal double-decker) Discontinued.

Water cannons. Riot control measures for subduing protestors. Banned by the government. Never used. Bought for £350K. Sold for £10K

The Olympic Stadium. Boris decided to convert it for uses other than athletics., Projected cost £190M. The actual cost of conversion was £325M. An overrun of £135M. Adding insult to injury the taxpayer has to meet the £20M annual running costs.

 

The RCP's long march from anti-imperialist outsiders to the doors ...

 

 

 

The Royal Albert Dock tender that never was

Johnson set up an agency, London and Partners, within his administration with a remit to attract foreign investment to London.

In 2011, the agency established an office in Beijing and shared the cost of the lease and working space, (70/30) with a major Chinese company, Advanced Business Park, (APB).

And there’s more!! Tongbo Liu, departed the agency early 2012, to work for ABP.

What’s the problem?

She was the head of London and Partners and Johnson’s personal representative in China.

Even more!!!

Between 2010 and 2012 Xuelin Black an Anglo-Chinese businesswoman gave donations totalling around £162,000 to the Conservative Party.

Donations that dried up after APB was awarded the contract.

The lady is married to the then Tory, Home office minister, Lord (Michael) Bates.

And she was also instrumental in putting a business arrangement in place with her suggestion of a bid for the Royal Dock site development to Xu Weiping, the head of APB.

She even registered a company called ABP London (China) and acted as an adviser, to help push the project forward.

In May 2013 the Greater London Authority granted Advanced Business Park (APB) the tender to develop the publicly-owned 35-acre site at the Royal Albert Dock, a derelict site opposite London’s City Airport.

The project is to include 3.2 million square feet of office space, leisure facilities, and 845 residential flats. China’s largest property investment, over £1bn, in the UK.

Critics say that his effort to attract significant foreign investment to London was praiseworthy but the closeness of his management team and the Tory Party with ABP suggested that the entire tendering procedure was not conducted on a level playing field, and as such, it was grossly unfair on the dozen or more bidders many of whom were British.

Sir Alistair Graham, former chairman of the Committee on Standards in Public Life, suggested that there should be an independent investigation into the tendering process for the development. He said: “If, in fact, somebody is going through a sham process to ensure that someone they want to be successful in the process, but it’s not a level playing field for UK companies, and there have been some financial transactions of an intimate nature then that smells to me of a semi corrupt arrangement.”

The development of the massive derelict dockland site in the centre of the city is/was a blatant abuse of public office. It was a classic Tory Party fiddle ensuring, regardless of due process, the award of a major building contract to a favoured contractor.

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