Featured today: cover-up in Salford, father of groomed son’s struggle to nail a pervert, and Stuart Hall’s Parliamentary chums
Like J Edgar Hoover denying the existence of the Mafia, the British Establishment continues to dismiss the evidence of organised systemic child abuse. But the wall of denial is rapidly crumbling.
Following yesterday’s Slogpost about the Kincora Boys Home in Ulster, I’ve [John Ward] had several heartfelt and illuminating emails from former residents, as well as the relatives of those who suffered….and from the children of those involved in a cover-up that still pricks their collective conscience. The following extract is typical: Full Slog here.
Yesterday the Office for National Statistics (ONS) announced that they think the economy is growing again – by 0.3% in the first quarter of this year. You should take these statistics – good or bad – with a pinch of salt. But the breakdown of growth by sector does undermine lazy claims that the economy is in trouble because of cuts in government spending. Whereas the ONS data shows that manufacturing has shrunk by nearly 7% since 2008 and construction has shrunk by more than 15%, “Government” has grown by 6.9%. The real austerity has been in the more efficient private sector, not a still bloated public sector. Is it any wonder that the economy isn’t growing?
Even the criminals who run the EU could see how dangerous this development would be! The U.K. was warned that, under a new law amendment in Washington, the CIA will be able to access all UK Government data. Continue reading →
”A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on”- Winston Churchill”
As a Conservative I have no pleasure in exposing David Camerons deficit claims. However, as long as the party continues to talk down the economy via the blame game, confidence will not be given an opportunity to return. For it is an undeniable and inescapable economic fact: without confidence and certainty there can be no real growth.Below are the 3 deficit claims – the mess. The evidence comes from the IMF, OECD, OBR, HM Treasury, ONS and even George Osborne. The claims put into context are:
An email from BBC reporter Liz MacKean has shed new light on how former Newsnight editor Peter Rippon killed an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse by Jimmy Savile.
In the email, which is dated December 2011, Mackean allegedly describes Rippon’s reasons for shelving the investigation as creating “a perfect storm”.
The email, which has been seen by Channel 4 News, reportedly goes on to say: “Having commissioned the story, Peter Rippon keeps saying he’s lukewarm about it and is trying to kill it by making impossible editorial demands.”
MacKean then details Rippon’s excuses to the Newsnight team that worked on the story, saying: “When we rebut his points, he resorts to saying: well, it was 40 years ago… the girls were teenagers, not too young… they weren’t the worst kind of sexual offences etc”.
The Californian model jailed after claiming she had a ‘drunken fumble’ with Prince Harry during his infamous stay in Las Vegas claims the British Secret Service are behind her month-long stay in prison.
Carrie Reichert, 40, makes the astonishing claim that naked Harry’s minders and British spooks may have demanded she was arrested for bouncing checks and thrown in jail to keep her quiet.
The model-turned beautician was the only girl to go public about Harry’s antics in a Sin City penthouse suite in August after pictures of him naked were published round the world, to the deep embarrassment of the British Royal Family.
Netpol have today launched a campaign to limit the gathering of data by the police on political protest. The campaign, don’t be on a database, encourages protesters to assert their legal rights to keep their personal details private. The campaign includes a series of posters and flyers with the words, ‘Your name and address is none of their business’.
Netpol has observed and reported countless incidents in which the police have tried to obtain names and addresses of protesters, often with some form of coercion. In a number of cases the police have used the threat of arrest to obtain details from protesters who had committed no criminal offence, and made unjustified allegations that people had engaged in ‘anti-social behaviour’.
The police have powers to demand personal data only in very limited situations, such as when they believe a person has committed a criminal offence, or if they are driving a vehicle. In the vast majority of instances, the police have no power to demand this information – yet they routinely do.
The new policing minister today called for the private sector to take a greater role in police work – despite fresh evidence emerging of the extent of the failure by G4S to fulfil its contract to guard the London Olympics.
Damian Green, who was appointed in last week’s Government’s reshuffle, insisted the move would free up police officers to concentrate on the frontline and save money that could be used directly to protecting the public.
He spoke out as forces consider transferring backroom functions to private companies in response to the Government’s spending squeeze, although the G4S debacle has led some to put the move on hold. Continue reading →