My Lord Haskins:
'Looks a bit dodgy to me!' (He
'Bribery is bribery. There is no other name'
And we do not forget - for instance - that Dr Chaitanya Patel OBE BM
FRCP (?formerly/presently of Westminster Health Care Ltd) was advising
Messrs Blair, Milburn, Reid, Hewitt etc on 'reform'** of the National
Health whilst his loan to the rose perfumed party of government lay in
a special account which Lord Levy might know about (Michael Crick -
Newsnight 16-03-06). That he had a direct financial interest in the
expansion of private hospitals had no bearing of course on the advice
he gave. The irony of the firm's title is no longer lost.
**Reform - in Blairese: dismemberment,
evisceration (as at the University Hospital of Stoke on Trent)
Latin - hypocrisis
and Greek hupokrisis:
both meaning play acting or pretence. WP
Remembrance Sunday here in Britain. The shorter ceremonies took place
on the eleventh day. Poppy and empire are garnered in Whitehall, by the
Cenotaph and a stone's throw from the
seat of power at 10 Downing
Street. David Dimbleby has inherited the gravitas and fluency which
march impeccably through the screen of BBC 1. The Portland stone of the
Cenotaph is shining in the sun and it is framed by plane trees that are
still in green leaf. This stone of the Jurassic period is reaching
across 450 million years to these men and women, one of whom has his
finger on the instrument which can blast us back in time, and beyond
those deep seams of limestone and clay. The massed bands in their
immaculate grey and the bearskins play 'Flowers of the Forest',
'Nimrod' by Elgar and 'When I am laid in earth' by Edward Purcell. The
emphasis is on the sacrifice of those who lost their lives in the two
world wars, those who were bereaved and those who returned disabled.
After the Last Post, the wreaths are laid starting with the Queen. Her
uniformed relations follow, and then the actor Blair. He is followed by
Howard, the leader of HM's opposition who supported his political
colleague in his treacherous plans for war on that country they had
disarmed and laid waste already. Post Paisley, comes Straw. He is
clutching a wreath which has flowers in it from every part of the
Commonwealth. How good it is to think that those folk who have felt the
stamp of these boots and the flash of those bayonets, should show their
dying gratitude. And how apt that he should be the bearer; the latest
thespian to sell that little country down the Jordan we gained mandate
over in 1922.
law ends, tyranny begins." ~
John Locke 1690.
It is understood that the Prime Minister has ruled out a public inquiry
into the four explosions that occurred on the 7th of July. How then
will the truth be established as to who perpetrated these atrocities
and with whom were the guilty possibly connected?
A public enquiry could be set up for each of the four explosions using
Section 17a of the 1988 Coroner's Act. This was designed for the
investigation of multiple deaths when there was a common cause
– for instance a train crash. Duplication is avoided and
distress to relatives lessened. It has been invoked at least five times
- twice for the sinking of the trawler Gaul. It was last used for the
unnatural death of Dr David Kelly. An ad hoc inquiry by Lord Hutton was
set up the day he was found, and the Section 17a vehicle added later
and inappropriately given it was a single death.
06/06/04 "ICH" -- Ms Montague interviewed David Kay on the BBC Today programme yesterday.
He served as IAEA/UNSCOM Chief Nuclear Weapons Inspector in Iraq following the Gulf War. From June 2003 he was appointed by President Bush to head the 1,400 man Iraq Survey Group. He resigned that position in January 2004 having concluded that there had been no stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq at the time of the war. He is now Senior Research Fellow at the Potomac Institute of Policy Studies - a major body in the constellation of Washington 'think-tanks'. He is concentrating on counter-terrorism and weapons proliferation in a section which is also working on the enhancement of 'blast weapons'. He has appeared before three senate committees dealing with intelligence failures etc.
Ms M was quizzing him about the resignation of CIA head George Tenet and his deputy. Kay said that the intelligence services had under performed since the end of the cold war and he could see the logic of Bush clearing the decks before the election. And what of the hunt in Iraq for WMD - was it a waste of time? It was not of the highest priority and likely to be any bit of use said Kay. Ms M said that Blair still speaks of unmasking WMDs in Iraq. This is delusional said Kay, 'there is nothing there' but 'there were programmes'.
"Truth has to be repeated constantly, because Error also is being preached all the time, and not just by a few, but by the multitude. In the Press and Encyclopaedias, in Schools and Universities, everywhere Error holds sway, feeling happy and comfortable in the knowledge of having Majority on its side."