"And I think, in the end, that is the best definition of journalism I have heard; to challenge authority - all authority - especially so when governments and politicians take us to war, when they have decided that they will kill and others will die."
~ Robert Fisk
David's Current Maxim: 'No mother and child should be in the least harmed anywhere in our still beautiful world.'
The dedicated fibre optic cable between Downing Street and White City that replaced the earlier cosy channels of communication is in danger of meltdown.
On Friday of last week we were treated to a BBC ‘exclusive’. Twenty ‘Al Qaeda’ personnel had been arrested three months previously in the Yemen. They had ‘confessed’ to planning a truck bombing of the British Embassy there. A connection with Iran was conveniently alleged. By midnight the Iran bit was omitted and by next morning ‘confessed’ had become ‘admitted’. The rawness of the word torture needs to be kept from our sleeping populations, as well as the fact that we provide both the political and electrical stimuli for such.
"Actions are held to be
good or bad, not on their own merits, but
to who does them. There is almost no kind of outrage - - - - torture,
imprisonment without trial, assassination, the bombing of civilians - -
which does not change its moral color when it is committed by
The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by
own side, he has remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them."
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.
"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."
A Quotation From: The NHS Dismantled
In his report to the Conservative Party’s Economic Reconstruction Group in 1977, Nicholas Ridley wrote that:
"...denationalisation should not be attempted by frontal attack but by preparation for return to the private sector by stealth. We should first pass legislation to destroy the public sector monopolies. We might also need to take power to sell assets. Secondly, we should fragment the industries as far as possible and set up the units as separate profit centres."