Monday, 22 May 2017
The levels of lack of awareness about fundamental pieces of legislation is a matter of great concern.
We hear politicians and the mass media mentioning the European Convention on Human rights on a regular basis but how much is known about it?
When it comes to the business of what is legal and what is illegal there is quite a lot of grey areas generated by legislation that is often used to circumvent the European Convention on Human Rights and this is why in certain political sectors there is growing interest in having a British Bill of Rights to deal with the said grey areas.
There is no point in having such important pieces of legislation when the number of loopholes makes it impossible to proceed to its full implementation. Conventions and Treaties end up being no more than the expression of aspirations that cannot be implement in the real world.
Maria Gatland was born Maria McGuire in Dublin, Republic of Ireland in 1948, She became an IRA member in the early 1970s. In 1972 she arrived in London and wrote articles for The Observer and also wrote a book describing her experience as member of the IRA.
In 2002, she was elected as Maria Gatland as a member of the Conservative Party and entered Croydon Council representing Croham war. In 2006, she became a cabinet member for Education.
When the Conservative Party found out that she had been a member in early December 2008 she resigned as council cabinet member, was suspended by the party, but returned to the party later on. She was re-elected as Councillor in the 2010 and 2014 local elections.
What is astonishing is that people who have never been involved in any terrorist organisation and who have never committed any crimes are denied the opportunity of joining political parties in the United Kingdom. UKIP, for example, doesn't accept as members former members of various political organisations who, incidentally, never committed any crimes nor were involved with terrorist organisations.
This issue reminds us of the European Convention on Human Rights that explicitly rejects any kind of political discrimination - not that several organisations in the United Kingdom take any notice of the European Convention on Human Rights. In fact, organisations like the Police, the Association of Police Officers and others explicitly violate the European Convention of Human Rights and several members of Parliament including the now late Jo Cox MP actively promoted political discrimination.
What is even more astonishing is that the leadership of parties like the Labour Party that were actively involved with Provisional IRA also promote political discrimination. Ken Livingstone refused 'to share a platform with the BNP' when he comfortably shared a lot more than a platform with a terrorist organisation that killed British men, women and children, killed members of the Conservative Party including a serving MP and also killed Lord Mountbatten, Prince Phillip's uncle.
I have a very funny feeling when writing about this kind of issues. There is a huge amount of duplicity and double-standards, there prejudice, discrimination and harassment against people who never got involved in any crimes, duplicity and double-standards promoted by the political classes and the mass media.
Sunday, 21 May 2017
Once again the Liberal Democrats struggles to give a straight answer. He struggled before when asked about homosexuality. Now, he struggles when asked about abortion.
Simon Hughes publicly stated that he is bisexual. I would like to have Tim Farron and Simon Hughes together, in front of television cameras, and ask a whole range of questions about sexuality.
This man has serious issues to answer for. As Liberal Democrats Leader he should be able to give straight answers about sexuality as his inability to provide straight answers on this issues increasingly looks like a very serious personality flaw.
Other political leaders have been very clear about where they stand on the said issues and have prominent representatives that are openly homosexual or bisexual that had stood in the House of Commons. Tim Farron is letting himself down and is letting his political party down by not providing clear cut answers.
Saturday, 20 May 2017
Marion Maréchal Le Pen: An interval before becoming engaged once again in France's political life.
One can perfectly understand that a very young woman and mother (27 years-old) who has been a very active political campaigner with political responsibilities since she was 22 years of age, has to deal with fundamental priorities.
As a mother, she has decided that at this point in time, she must and she needs to devote more time to her daughter at a very crucial stage of her life. As a politician, she has decided that she needs to acquire more experience in the world outside professional politics so that one day she can return to politics.
I do remember where I was when I was her age and I totally understand the decision she made. I also remember my life as a little child and the regular absences of my parents who were very often away from the family home. Even at my age the memories of those days are extremely vivid as if it was happening right now. To be elected at the age of 22 is a remarkable achievement and especially taking into account the political realities of France. To have maintained such coherence, consistency and energetic approach when other much older and much more experienced politicians faltered shows the character and temperament of Marion Maréchal Le Pen. When the time comes, she will more than ready to face new and more difficult challenges.
Front National values family and family values and therefore family is for her a fundamental priority. Front National values experience and knowledge and therefore her mission is to acquire experience and knowledge that would render her capable of being an even more effective politician with knowledge of the world outside the world of professional politics.
You couldn't make it up. Tim Farron said that he's relaxed about the idea of tactical voting. Well, the Liberal Democrats printed a leaflet accused UKIP of promoting Tactical Voting.
In 2005 General Election, the Liberal Democrats headed by Nick Clegg and with Tim Farron as member and candidate talking about abolishing University Tuition Fees. Something they forgot about it completely when the formed a government together with the Conservative Party. Now, they talk about Tactical Voting but criticise other political parties accusing them of promoting Tactical Voting. If Tim Farron himself doesn't see the error of his ways a few weeks before a General Election then somebody inside the Liberal Democratic Party should think very carefully about the content of the leaflets that they are printing and delivering, most probably a few of the only things they can deliver.
At the end of the 2015-2017, this was the distribution of seats per political party represented.
Liberal Democrats in fourth place: Conservatives 330, Labour 229, Scottish National Party 54 and Liberal Democrats 9. A miracle will have to occur for the Liberal Democrats to reach Third Place because when Parliament was disolved for the 2017 General Election, Liberal Democrats were in Fourth Place. Luckily they won one seat in a by-election because otherwise they would be in Fourth Place together with Democratic Unionists.
This was the state of the parties at the end of the 2015-2017 Parliament and they have a few mountains to climb to have the slightest chance of delivering anything more than an explanation of why they lost. If they lose, they cannot blame Brexit.
Friday, 19 May 2017
Alexander Litvinenko: The real version of events is a bit different from the official British version. At the time of his death, Alexander Litvinenko was working for British Intelligence. Despite constant requests made by his wife, the British establishment has repeatedly denied that he was working for them.
But Alexander Litvinenko was a bit of a problem given his sympathies with Muslim Chechen rebels linked to AlQaeda and Taliban when Britain and USA were actively engaged in the fight in Afghanistan. As a lieutenant of Boris Berezovsky that the Russian Federation wanted back on charges of embezzlement of public funds, Alexander Litvinenko was the weaker link, somebody who could become a major source of embarrassment for then Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Boris Berezovky has been a useful pawn working for the CIA and mobilising his network of contacts to facilitate easier military access to land locked Afghanistan. It was well-known that Alexander Litvinenko could be tempted with a clean-bill of health and a safe conduct that could allow him and members of his family to return to the Russian Federation in exchange for incriminating evidence against Boris Berezovky that could have force the British government to deport Boris Berezovsky back to the Russian Federation. Andrei Lugovoi was sent to London to negotiate with Alexander Litvinenko to persuade to make the exchange.
It was no coincidence then that Mario Scaramella, with clear links with the CIA met Alexander Litvinenko, whom he had met before in Italy. Despite the fact that Boris Berezovsky's contacts and influence were fading away the revelation that he was and his lieutenant were linked to Muslim Checken rebels linked to AlQaeda and Taliban would have been too much of a scandal when British soldiers were involved in a military conflict in Afghanistan.
A short-term solution was to get rid of Alexander Litvinenko to protect Boris Berezovsky. When some time later, Boris Berezovsky ceased to be an asset he was himself dispatched to get rid of loose ends.
Shortly before Boris Berezovky was 'dismissed', I was asked to travel to Latin America to gather evidence that could seriously undermine the British government's position in terms of refusing the extradition request made by the Russian Federation. Before I could fly to Latin America, the news came that "Boris Berezovsky committed suicide".
Both the Alexander Litvinenko Affair and the Boris Berezovsky Affair were very sordid chapters in the history of British Intelligence and their partners in crime the CIA. An innocent man - Andrei Lugovoi - who came to negotiate with Alexander Litvinenko to try and get the extradition of Boris Berezovsky - was unfairly accused and everything became part of a major British cover-up.
Andrei Lugovoi was totally cleared of any involvement but the British mass media that easily prostitutes itself swallowed and spread a distorted version of events. Perfidious Albion did it again.
Karl Gerhardt Hohenstauffen
Swedish Authorities dropped charges against Julian Assange
Many years have passed since Julian Assange was forced to seek asylum at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Faced with the possibility of being the victim of political persecution by the US State Department, he opted for political exile seeking refuge at a Latin American Embassy in the United Kingdom.
The United States of America trumped up charges against Julian Assange after the US State Department classified Mr Assange as a National Security Risk because the organisation led by Mr Assange was revealing information concerning US dirty business.
The fact the Swedish authorities have now dropped charges against Mr. Assange more than proves that the whole case about Mr. Assange was a complete fabrication with the intent of taking Mr. Assange to Sweden and for there to the United States.
Despite the fact that Swedish Authorities have dropped charges against Mr. Assange, British Police sources indicate that they would still arrest Mr. Assange if he tried to leave the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Therefore, Mr. Assange plight continues since US State Department wants to use every means, including illegal means, to seek the extradition of Julian Assange to the United States.
With every news about the case, the motives behind false accusations against Mr. Assange become more and more clear. A country that justifies rendition flights, detention with trial and torture, political assassinations, illegal invasions, and attacks against countries that are not at war with the USA would stop at nothing to get its own way.