The “Russia report” is an action plan for the intelligence agencies to hand MI5 direct control over the mechanisms of British democracy, and give the government legal power to control social media.
Nobody in the mainstream will tell you this. The media are going to tell you it’s a “shocking condemnation Britain’s vulnerability to hostile state actors” or something similar, the Remainers will tell you it’s cast iron evidence the Brexit vote was rigged, and Luke Harding will tell you it means “they” are all around us and you should buy a copy of his book.
The truth is it’s just the latest of the Deep State’s plays to secure as much power as possible as quickly as possible. If anything, it already feels old-fashioned, being authored in a pre-Covid world, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be put to use in service of the world’s “new normal”.
In terms of actual content, there’s nothing new here. It’s just a collection of familiar proven lies and unproven accusations in the service of four primary agendas:
- Invalidating the result of the Brexit referendum
- Boosting funding/resources for the UK’s “Cyber Offensive capabilities”
- Ceding more powers to MI5 to oversee and “protect” our democratic processes
- Creating a “protocol” that empowers the government/intelligence agencies to force social media companies to censor and/or ban certain material, opinions, websites or users
You can plow through the whole thing here if you really feel the need.
For those outside the UK, who may not be aware of this story, sometime last year it was “leaked” that the UK parliament’s Intelligence and Security Committee had prepared a report on “Russian interference” in UK politics. In a brilliant piece of PR manoeuvring, Boris Johnson refused to make the report public.
This decision manipulated those who consider themselves “the left” in British politics to clamour for the release of the “Russia Report”, believing there would be something in it that Boris didn’t want us to see. This was an act of pure naivety by Corbynista influencers, and deliberate public manipulation by the “leftist” media.
Yesterday Boris Johnson’s government finally “caved” to this pressure, and released a “confidential report” which tells us nothing we haven’t been told a million times before. This apparently secret testimony has been blasted across headlines in every broadsheet and tabloid for years.
Russia is accused of poisoning the Skripals, leaking the DNC emails, using “bots and trolls” to influence public opinion…and so and so on.
The witnesses called are all either actual spies (Christopher Steele), or “journalists” heavily involved with the Integrity Initiative (Edward Lucas). No evidence is supplied, save the tired old links to “academic studies” conducted by bought-and-paid-for NATO shills like Ben Nimmo and Bellingcat (whose direct funding from the likes of the Atlantic Council and National Endowment for Democracy represents a massive conflict of interest that is never once mentioned in the report).
In that way, the report is massively dated. Its lies, worn smooth through repetition, are dry and stale.
But that’s not the point of this report. That’s the first part of the Hegelian Dialectic. The “problem”, long since mythologised, created by force of repetition without ever being evidenced. This report is far more concerned with generating a “reaction”, and the procuring consent for a pre-planned “solution” (the report doesn’t shy away from this obvious structure – using the terms “threat” and “reaction” instead).
In short, buried in the 55 pages of waffle, repetition and bureaucratic double-talk, are key suggestions to take a more warlike stance against Russia and parlay this into a simultaneous crackdown on dissent at home, all while securing shiny new powers for MI5.
Firstly, the UK plans to strike a new attitude on “attribution” of alleged cyber attacks, claiming, apparently with a straight face:
The UK has historically been reticent in attributing cyber attacks – as recently as 2010, this Committee was asked to redact mention of Russia as a perpetrator of cyber attacks, on diplomatic grounds.
But the UK’s “reticence” to blame Russia for cyber attacks is over, they now intend to “name and shame” foreign actors who carry out cyber attacks:
there has to now be a cost attached to such activity. When attacks can be traced back – and we accept that this is in itself resource-intensive – the Government must always consider ‘naming and shaming’.
[NOTE: This section on “attribution” would an absolutely ideal time to mention that other state player – namely the US military – have the technology to carry out cyber attacks and make it appear to have come from somewhere else. We know they know, because of the Wikileaks Vault 7 leaks, but they don’t mention it.]
Oh, and they’re going “leverage” their diplomatic relations to force those countries who would rather not start a new cold war based on the testimony of lunatics, fraudsters and underwear salesmen, to publicly blame Russia for…pretty much everything:
it is apparent that not everyone is keen to adopt this new approach and to ‘call out’ Russia on malicious cyber activity. The Government must now leverage its diplomatic relationships to develop a common international approach when it comes to the attribution of malicious cyber activity by Russia and others.
This is dishonest, and potentially dangerous, but this kind of geo-political positioning is very much the long game. It’s the short term stuff, the local stuff, we should really worry about.
Like handing over powers to “monitor” and “protect” the democratic processes of the country to MI5 [our emphasis]:
Overall, the issue of defending the UK’s democratic processes and discourse has appeared to be something of a ‘hot potato’, with no one organisation recognising itself as having an overall lead. Whilst we understand the nervousness around any suggestion that the intelligence and security Agencies might be involved in democratic processes […] that cannot apply when it comes to the protection of those processes […] Protecting our democratic discourse and processes from hostile foreign interference is a central responsibility of Government, and should be a ministerial priority. In our opinion, the operational role must sit primarily with MI5
They recommend this, based on MI5’s pre-existing “relationship built with social media companies”. They don’t mention, at this stage, how social media companies have “built a relationship” with MI5, or what role they might serve in “protecting democracy”, but it’s not hard to guess.
Social Media is an important theme in the report, actually, being mentioned fifteen times in 47 pages.
Firstly, we’re told that social media companies must bear the brunt of the blame for “hostile state activity” being at all effective:
we note that – as with so many other issues currently – it is the social media companies which hold the key and yet are failing to play their part
Before they add the government must seek a “protocol” by which social media companies remove any material the UK government deems “hostile state use” of their platform:
The Government must now seek to establish a protocol with the social media companies to ensure that they take covert hostile state use of their platforms seriously, and have clear timescales within which they commit to removing such material
Any companies who refuse to do this will be “named and shamed”.
You might think “well, this protocol could easily be used against people with no state affiliation whatsoever”, and you’d be right. It could. The government admits as much, but doesn’t seem to have a problem with it:
Such a protocol could, usefully, be expanded to encompass the other areas in which action is required from the social media companies, since this issue is not unique to Hostile State Activity
This would be a good time to note that the Atlantic Council employees this report cites have, in the past, labelled people “bots” who are definitely, provably not bots. This includes noted independent journalists and a world-renowned concert pianist.
The proposed “protocol” opens up an avenue for the state to silence dissident individuals by similarly “mistaking” them for state-backed agents.
Another thing the report is keen on is boosting the UK’s “Offensive Cyber” capabilities:
this is an era of hybrid warfare and an Offensive Cyber capability is now essential. The Government announced its intention to develop an Offensive Cyber capability in September 2013, and in 2014 the National Offensive Cyber Programme (NOCP) […]The UK continues to develop its Offensive Cyber capability.
What their offensive cyber capabilities ARE, and how they use them, is never described. Are they used solely against other states, or against domestic politic parties, organizations and individuals too? They don’t say.
Is cyberwarfare even legal under international law? Well, no. In fact, the way the report dances around the idea that cyberwarfare is actually potentially illegal under international law is a thing of beauty:
While the UN has agreed that international law, and in particular the UN Charter, applies in cyberspace, there is still a need for a greater global understanding of how this should work in practice […] Achieving a consensus on this common approach will be a challenging process, but as a leading proponent of the Rules Based International Order it is essential that the UK helps to promote and shape Rules of Engagement, working with our allies.
The fact that people out there can even begin to cite this report in earnest when it describes the UK as a “key defender of a Rules Based International Order” just boggles my mind.
The real scary stuff comes later though, in the “legislation” section.
The UK is already one of the most surveilled countries in the world, and the report happily mentions that last February, the UK police/intelligence agencies got [our emphasis]:
new powers to stop, question, search or detain any person entering the UK gained Royal Assent in February 2019; it is not necessary for there to be suspicion of engagement in hostile activity in order to use these powers.
Following on from this, the report recommends a new Espionage Act and a Foreign Agent Registration Act, to “crackdown” on espionage.
Hearings resulting from these acts could be “closed material proceedings” to protect national security.
For those who don’t know, in UK law a “closed material proceeding” is a hearing where a prosecutor presents some evidence directly to a judge which is kept secret from both the public and the defense counsel.
Until this new legislation is passed, the report warns, “the Intelligence Community’s hands are tied.”
To sum up, the long-awaited Russia report is – surprise surprise – not a trove of secrets and corruption which could bring down the Johnson government. It was never going to be that, despite what all the fake-left “journalists” were saying, and what all the Labour supporters who should know better were tweeting.
It was actually sickening to watch so many people, especially in Corbyn’s camp, cry-out for this report and not realise they were getting played. It’s the oldest trick in the book. Cheap reverse psychology that doesn’t work on children past the age of about five, but apparently does work on the majority of the members of the Labour party.
Thanks to their gullibility, no one is questioning the honesty, providence or intentions of a report which finds, in short:
- MI5 should have more control over our democratic systems.
- We should spend more money on developing cyber attack ability.
- We should investigate and maybe overturn the Brexit vote.
- We should pass authoritarian new legislation
- Social Media companies should take down whatever the government says they should take down.
People who are supposed to guard against tyranny and hold power to account have abandoned their posts to take part in anti-Russia hysteria which endangers what remains of our civil liberties.
As a result, we’re getting headlines like this:
GUARDIAN: Report dans number 10 and spy agencies over Russia #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/iCpPx7RgrL
— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) July 21, 2020
MAIL: Now tame the Russian bear #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/AiIEXOvI0D
— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) July 21, 2020
THE TIMES: MI5 to get more powers #TomorrowsPapersToday pic.twitter.com/SwGzDiT0id
— Neil Henderson (@hendopolis) July 21, 2020
It’s the same old lies, on the same old topics, told by the same old people, for the same old reasons. The only difference is, this time, they managed to trick some of the gullible “woke” left into begging for it.
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At various places in Off-Guardian the compliant behaviour of much of the left is noted in relation to Covid. There is even more of it in relation to China and Russia. This contains an interesting Youtube interview centring in that subject.
Although the interviewee does not go there, I suspect quite a lot of left outfits are simply infiltrated sufficiently so that they can easily be steered if state actors so desire.
They’re now trying to ban RT like they did Press TV.
That must be the media freedom I hear so much about.
I’d just like to see Johnson “take a more warlike stance” and slug it out with Putin on a field in, say, Germany. Our representatives are now certifiably stupid and they’re gradually making the rest of us just as stupid.
We used to have intelligence tests way back when I was at school, and ALL the teachers were clearly intelligent people. That is apparently no longer the case, and at this rate the human race will soon be worthless, not only in God’s eyes, but even by its own decrepit standards. We have opened the door to the devil, and he has entered, smiling and ready to do some more deals with us, while “the authorities” compel us to listen to him.
If I were a headmaster, my school would be closed down because the first thing I would insist upon would be classes in critical thinking, including criticism of those who presume to set our modern curricula. Today’s specimens are simply not bright enough to set any curriculum worthy of the name, and they are really harming us all.
Conflating the actions of the Soviet government 100 years ago with the Russia of today, complete with horror stories of interference in elections by use of social media etc.
Poor Mr Bloomberg, who spent 1.2 Billion dollars advertising on social and other media, had name recognition beyond almost anyone in the USA, was opposed to anything that Mr Trump advocated, had an army of campaign workers ended up winning a handful of delegates, the most notable being four from Western Samoa. He could have definitely benefited from a few tips from Vladimir, (or perhaps it was a few Russian citizens posting memes) who spent something like $150,000 on Facebook and won the 2016 election for Trump.
A moment’s reflexion reveals that nobody need plan to ‘make the West destroy itself’; we are doing a fine job of it, and anything other than observer status may interfere with the process. I am reminded of Mr Putin’s response to an inane American ‘journalist’ several years ago after having the same question put to him multiple times about election interference and ‘hacked’ emails: ‘Have you people lost your minds?’.
It was probably about this time he just gave up and stopped referring to the West as ‘partners’.
Anyone reported on MSM or BBC that Steele ordered recently in UK. Court to pay damages to 2 Russians in their libel case. Steele named them in his M25/6 lieing dodgy dossier and they took him to court and they won. Also Steele confessed in court that the dossier was unverified and paid for by Clinton and DNC through Lawers perkin Cole. Will be UK court records if anyone cares to look. Now probably have a return email to the address I provide OF from some 77 brigadier. Don’t give out my email OF so how come get a reply. Anyone the same
TruLab, True Jew, Sir Gerald Kaufman’s 2009 speech.
For ‘fearless’ Sir Kier Starmer and all Left/Lib/Right/Wrong anti-Palestine PC/Pure Cowards, to repeat at every opportunity.
In January 2009, at the time of yet another Israeli Gaza outrage against humanity. British Jew, Sir Gerald Kaufman Labour MP, made a speech to the House of Commons. He stated his Jewish Zionist credentials and then equated the actions and rhetoric of the Israeli state and its State actors with the actions and rhetoric of the Nazis.
The Speaker, “Sir Gerald Kaufman (Manchester, Gorton) (Lab).”
” I was brought up as an orthodox Jew and a Zionist. On a shelf in our kitchen, there was a tin box for the Jewish National Fund, into which we put coins to help the pioneers building a Jewish presence in Palestine.
I first went to Israel in 1961 and I have been there since more times than I can count. I had family in Israel and have friends in Israel. One of them fought in the wars of 1956, 1967 and 1973 and was wounded in two of them. The tie clip that I am wearing is made from a campaign decoration awarded to him, which he presented to me.
I have known most of the Prime Ministers of Israel, starting with the founding Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion. Golda Meir was my friend, as was Yigal Allon, Deputy Prime Minister, who, as a general, won the Negev for Israel in the 1948 war of independence.
My parents came to Britain as refugees from Poland. Most of their families were subsequently murdered by the Nazis in the holocaust. My grandmother was ill in bed when the Nazis came to her home town of Staszow. A German soldier shot her dead in her bed.
My grandmother did not die to provide cover for Israeli soldiers murdering Palestinian grandmothers in Gaza. The current Israeli Government ruthlessly and cynically exploit the continuing guilt among gentiles over the slaughter of Jews in the holocaust as justification for their murder of Palestinians. The implication is that Jewish lives are precious, but the lives of Palestinians do not count.
On Sky News a few days ago, the spokeswoman for the Israeli army, Major Leibovich, was asked about the Israeli killing of, at that time, 800 Palestinians—the total is now 1,000. She replied instantly that 500 of them were militants.
That was the reply of a Nazi. I suppose that the Jews fighting for their lives in the Warsaw ghetto could have been dismissed as militants.
The Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni asserts that her Government will have no dealings with Hamas, because they are terrorists. Tzipi Livnis father was Eitan Livni, chief operations officer of the terrorist Irgun Zvai Leumi, who organised the blowing-up of the King David hotel in Jerusalem, in which 91 victims were killed, including four Jews.
Israel was born out of Jewish terrorism. Jewish terrorists hanged two British sergeants and booby-trapped their corpses. Irgun, together with the terrorist Stern gang, massacred 254 Palestinians in 1948 in the village of Deir Yassin. Today, the current Israeli Government indicate that they would be willing, in circumstances acceptable to them, to negotiate with the Palestinian President Abbas of Fatah. It is too late for that. They could have negotiated with Fatahs previous leader, Yasser Arafat, who was a friend of mine. Instead, they besieged him in a bunker in Ramallah, where I visited him. Because of the failings of Fatah since Arafats death, Hamas won the Palestinian election in 2006. Hamas is a deeply nasty organisation, but it was democratically elected, and it is the only game in town. The boycotting of Hamas, including by our Government, has been a culpable error, from which dreadful consequences have followed.
The great Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban, with whom I campaigned for peace on many platforms, said: You make peace by talking to your enemies.
However many Palestinians the Israelis murder in Gaza, they cannot solve this existential problem by military means. Whenever and however the fighting ends, there will still be 1.5 million Palestinians in Gaza and 2.5 million more on the west bank. They are treated like dirt by the Israelis, with hundreds of road blocks and with the ghastly denizens of the illegal Jewish settlements harassing them as well. The time will come, not so long from now, when they will outnumber the Jewish population in Israel.
It is time for our Government to make clear to the Israeli Government that their conduct and policies are unacceptable, and to impose a total arms ban on Israel. It is time for peace, but real peace, not the solution by conquest which is the Israelis real goal but which it is impossible for them to achieve. They are not simply war criminals; they are fools.”
Actually I don’t think Remain voters would say the referendum was rigged by Russia. I voted Remain and it seems to me far more likely the United States rigged the Brexit referendum. Just look at the number of Leave politicians wth very close links to the US – Nigel Farage, Boris Johnson, Daniel Hannan, Jacob Rees-Mogg, Douglas Carswell and many others. Of course, you also have Brexit cheerleader Rupert Murdoch, and owner of much of the UK media, in hoc to the US.
Russia – and Israel, come to that – are simply smokescreens for the real actors here. The US ‘deep state’ controls the political process in the UK, and also has its fingerprints all over the December general election, which Boris Johnson ‘miraculously’ ‘won’.
Credible open source material – the intelligence agencies get their assertions published by their agents in the media and then represent their assertions as “intelligence” (thus obviating the need to identify the source and thus preventing any critical evaluation) and present that “intelligence” to compliant MPs, who repeat the evidence-free assertions as established facts that support the intelligence agencies strategy, demanding more powers and resources for the intelligence agencies. And we are all supposed to find the assertions completely credible. They really do think we are all stupid and gullible.
The alleged assassination in 2006 of the former Russian agent who made allegations against the Russian intelligence service (of bombing campaigns against their own people) is not the reason for the “war on Russia” as the report claims.
In 2012, David Cameron was sitting amicably beside President Putin at the London Olympics watching judo together, Mr Putin of course being a big judo fan and blackbelt.
In seeking an alternative explanation, I found this headline easily enough, news of this apparent event easy to find on numerous sites if you Google it:
“RUSSIAN JETS SCRAMBLE TO STOP ISRAELI STRIKES AGAINST IRANIAN INSTALLATIONS IN SYRIA” in an article dated 10 Dec 2019.
I say “apparent event” as God only knows what the truth is of anything these days, unless you were there personally, when it appears “fake news” is as often or not being put out by the mainstream media themselves, or perhaps even more so by government agencies.
But what we can be pretty sure of is the Western authorities don’t like Russian Today, and George Galloway is an Israel critic and has a regular slot on RT, and it appears the Western powers don’t want the public hearing anything that opposes their take on Israel, which many commenters regard as a tyranny, torturing and murdering Palestinians without good or proportionate cause.
One suspects Jeremy Corbyn was targeted with false charges of antisemitism for the same reason – Palestinian sympathiser, and critic of Israel.
So what we are definitely seeing, as is clear with the covid-19 madness also, is that a certain group of people in authority, or with influence over authority, have a certain agenda, and they do not want the public hearing or believing any “versions of the truth” or rather opinions or deliberate lies, other than the ones they themselves propagate.
The ridiculousness of claiming Russian influence on either the Brexit vote or even more so, the election of President Trump, rests on the equally ridiculous claim that the public voted as they did because of “fake news” or indeed any news.
When in fact, the majority of the public voted as they did in both cases because they are opposed to mass immigration, and globalisation, and want to live in countries principally of people of their own race and culture and (if they have one) religion, and believe a country is entitled to have closed borders, limit the number of people in it in proportion to the resources available there, such as homes, jobs and infrastructure, and that it is the principal duty of a government to protect and care for its own people, not to take away their jobs and homes via an unwanted policy of neverending mass immigration.
On the contrary, the greatest interference in the EU referendum was by the authorities themselves, including the nefarious and doctored and repeatedly proven wrong “opinion polls.”
Which so called “opinion” polls are in my view the entity that needs banning most of all, as these polls seek to tell the public “what the right thinking is”, to shame or bully them into conforming to whatever view the pollsters present, so these polls (often produced by polling agencies who that have a deeply unhealthy and mutually parasitical relationship with government, big business or the mainstream media) are in fact an outrageous means of trying to sway the public vote every election of any kind or force on them behaviours they don’t agree with like forcible mask wearing.
As in fact, it is easy to work out, but the MSM refuses to admit or report it, the lockdown is having a vastly disproportionate damaging effect on the old, which amounts both to inflicting terror, false imprisonment, and effectively mass murder of them, simply because the old are the most needy of normal medical services which have been all but abolished as the medical services have been diverted almost entirely to covid-19, it is hard to argue against the case this is a deliberate program of mass murder on the older mainly Brexit voters, who voted against the EU and the globalisation plans.
Likewise, it is the older and male, the main Brexit voters, who are most opposed to mask wearing, so like most Orwellian politics, in this never ending 1984 dystopia we have all sleepwalked into over the last several decades, what the government are actually doing – claiming to protect the old, save their lives – is in fact the total opposite of what they claim to be doing.
At the end of the day any restrictions on free speech apart from probably outright defamation (e.g. saying famous or named person X raped/murdered/etc, somebody or other, or publishing their private contact details or something, which could lead to them being personally targeted/attacked, and so it is reasonable to censor) are just some form of dictatorship.
They are just somebody somewhere saying “I will decide what you can and can’t say”, and they hide it behind all sorts of “good intentions”, but it is always about controlling the narrative, controlling what the public is allowed to say, who they are allowed to criticise, so it is always about whoever has sneaked into power deciding what persons or groups they want to be beyond criticism.
And of course, once people in power are beyond criticism, that gives them the ability to do whatever they like without opposition, as has become so clear during this lockdown.
The question needs to be long asked every time those in power try on these measures – “so you don’t trust the public then to make their own minds up, to use their own intelligence to select from the opinions they hear what they think is the right one?”
And when they say “no” to that (which they won’t ever, as they don’t dare, but it’s what they mean), they show they are fundamentally opposed to democracy, and in reality, just bare-faced dictators, as we are seeing ever more during this lockdown, from almost anybody in any position of power, even the pettiest authority.
The ancient Athenians had the answer: give power to the average citizen. Representatives in the Council and most officials were chosen by lot from the whole citizen body. The Assembly which all citizens could attend had the power to pass or defeat legislation. And it worked. For centuries.
I was very interested in reading you comment until you came out with Galloway, this is the prick who called protesters outside Cummings house after the covid Barnard Castle affair as ‘scum’ he also is calling for world wide ban , punishable by jail ,I guess , on anyone commenting on the holocaust other than the version we’ve been told over the last 70 years, no time for the man and as others on here I don’t think he is what he makes out to be.
Geoff, I bet you are a diehard Zionist scumbag like rest of the Likudniks scumbags! Anyone speaks the truth about genocidal Israel is a scumbag. All the Goyim are fair games for they are only the cockroaches and filthy slymes! All the Talmudic Zionists are the scums of the earth! Read their history to find the truth.
What on earth is that about? I’m a zionist scumbag ? how the hell do you arrive at that? I have nothing but contempt for Israel and everything it stands for, I think you best read my comment again and then maybe apologise
There’s a hilarious piece today in The Guardian’s sad little cousin, The Irish
Times. It shreiks that ” Russian intelligence could exploit Irish Border poll.”
Good people of Ireland beware!! The Professor and Putin’s niece will be
at large shortly persauding you to vote for or against , a united Ireland…
So is Putin a Nationalist or a Unionist? 😉
Payback for the Skibbereen Eagle keeping an eye on the tsar of Russia – Russia will keep an eye on the Irish border poll (which, unless I missed something, has not been announced and is not planned on being announced).
On the topic of Keir Starmer, I know it would never happen – and I have stopped caring – but, purely for the sake of experiment, I would love to see him put his foot down and refuse to apologise for non-existent Labour anti-Semitism. I would also love to see him advocate the mild reformist Left programme that Corbyn advocated. All of this not to see how far such a position would go (it would clearly go nowhere), but to see how far the reaction against it would go i.e. to see the increasingly vehement claims of anti-Semitism, the increasingly frothing BBC denunciations, the accelerating manufactured paranoia, the tsunami of phoney outrage, the deafening yelps of the “victimised”, all accompanied by visual representations of Starmer as Hitler, Labour as Nazi etc.
That’s certainly never going to happen !
This seems a bit odd (emphasis added):
“it is apparent that not everyone is keen to adopt this new approach and to ‘call out’ Russia on malicious cyber activity. The Government must now leverage its diplomatic relationships to develop a common international approach when it comes to the attribution of malicious cyber activity by Russia and others.”
Why “attribution”, which suggests trying to lumber an accusation on someone, rather than “discovery” which would suggest uncovering something that was already there? Are the PTB actually telling us they are at it and seeing if we’ll notice?
Super Sleuths and Spies save us from the lies!
Well if this story was not so “Hackneyed” it would be a joke. This long hidden report turns out to be as fake as an Orbis brief, and they are pretty well the Sh*t Standard when it comes to Fake News. However it has served its purpose. Rather like reading the Guardian it is what is omitted which indicates its true intention.
From Harding to Steele to Dr Strange but Dearlove onward to the modern myths perpetrated by Bellingcat and the Integrity Initiative we see that battle is between two competing futures for capitalism. There is the old imperial model represented by the spooks and stuffed shirts we see constantly haunting the WMSM or there is the new emerging productive global order of the BRI including China, Russia and various emerging economies who are tired of being ruled over by the old order of vampires…
So it comes as no surprise that at this crossroads, this crisis for capitalism the runes are being cast to try and breath life into its dilapidated corpse. Both appear equally totalitarian to the general populations and this is true.
Even a miracle vaccine can only save the bank accounts of the few…
The question is how can it be replaced?
What is omitted is not just the truth from the newspaper story but truth, honour, self-respect and probity from the people. We can’t blame ‘them’. Our society is rotten to the core.
An epidemic of corruption surfaced 30 years ago, in politics and the church, twin pillars of the establishment. By then the rot was well underway in the civil service. It began with a revolution in pay under Margaret Thatcher. Politicians bought the loyalty of the top judges and civil servants but it soon filtered down, every next layer of bureaucrats demanding their performance-related pay and their bonuses for turning up.
My father worked in Whitehall at the time and saw duty and institutional pride replaced by venality. Shortly before he retired he found that his boss, the thrusting young professional who had been inserted above him, and who had begged him to share her work burden – was actually claiming overtime pay for work that my father had done.
The public sector went mad. Even in the (hands on, frontline or whatever you want to call it) probation service, the traditional officer had been in his or her second career, bringing valuable human skills to the job. They were replaced by young thrusting professionals with degrees in social work who were quick to seize authority, while relying heavily on the remaining ‘oldies’ to advise them how to do their jobs.
Over-expansion of Higher Education was partly to blame by feeding the ‘cult of paper’… that much is self-explanatory. Schools were openly teaching to the test, examination bodies taking money for revealing the exam results in advance.
What began as the mantra of the market, that specialist businesses could improve government and public services, opened the gates to corruption hell.
Children’s homes, the church, schools and the entertainment industry had always seen child abuse. This spread to children’s charities and NGOs, to the military, and to trafficking by peacekeeping forces and UN missions.
Corruption spread to every institution of government. Something was driving it on steroids. The press was full of stories of venality and abuse from the 1990s onwards – in local government, in the media, among MPs and Whitehall, among the suppliers to government and among the accountants and consultants who restructured government in such a way as to make corruption possible
I remember remarking 20 years ago: is there any sector of British life which is not corrupt. I could not think of one.
Manipulation soon followed on the back of corruption. Once people are acclimatized to expect bonuses for qualifying in this or that piece of paper… which is provided by a third party, outside supplier, you get the self-perpetuating expansion of training and accreditation organizations. And so we did.
Fake, made up, blatantly corrupt bodies got millions of pounds from central government for this or that flavour of voodoo. We see it in the Behavioural Insights Team that is busy playing parlour games with the mind of the nation.
The first victims of this manipulation were the civil service and politicians themselves. Once a cohort is corrupted it can be controlled. Parallel to the rise of corruption was the rise of Common Purpose and the influence of the Soros-backed outcomes managers. All with innocent-sounding names and mantras: the Open Society, empowering communities, and civil society defined vaguely as “collective action around shared interests, purposes and values, generally distinct from government and commercial for-profit actors.”
These groups decided what outcomes they believed to be optimal and sold them to bureaucrats. Whether the merits of diversity training or any manner of team building it serves to silence doubters.
All that is Necessary for Evil to triumph in an Environment of Intimidation and Silence is for Good People to Do Nothing.
That is why psychology can never be applied on a mass scale for good. It is impossible to overcome the tendency to Evil in a mass setting when acquiescence and compliance is required from the outset and the goal is a managed outcome.
The is some worth in psychology as a mode of inquiry, of interrogating oneself with the help of another, but it often yields poor results even in an one-to-one setting. It was never intended to be used the way it has been deployed in government.
Corruption and incompetence are now institutionalized and enforced through mind control. And here we are.
Absolutely 100% correct,but it’s all so entrenched throughout all parts of commerce/society that almost everyone is unwittingly part of the system .
It will take huge convulsions to make people realise what has happened . Hard to see anything improving . Things will get much worse before they get better
Capitalism is an economic system that precedes the political systems trying to harness its productivity for their own ends. In that respect, saying ‘this crisis for capitalism’ is a misnomer. What we really have is a crisis of democracy. In majority rule, ordinary people or the demos have a real choice between competing political agendas and can peacefully remove failed or corrupt leaders, so limiting the power and ambition of elected representatives, who must at least try to deliver what they promise or else lose office. Against this model in which people control government stands the alternative: government which controls people and whose elite rulers voters can not remove or even influence. The deep state works to build and preserve this second, autocratic model, with the battle to escape EU control of British sovereignty and voters being the current example. The deep state or swamp is the elite, establishment enemy of the demos and the ‘friend’ of big capital, a friendship very familiar to the great financiers of Nazi Germany, to the corporations of today’s totalitarian China, and to the many huge ‘woke’ corporations in the US, such as Fakebook, Disney and Nike, who oppose Trump, support the Chinese communists, and fund the US Democrats. I find it so frustrating that many critics concerned about this growing authoritarianism still blame that hoary old demon, capitalism, long a bogeyman in popular culture and in the minds of millions. This Marxist prejudice or superstition prevents clear understanding that what we are witnessing is a struggle over power and control, but not between new and old ‘vampires’. Capital doesn’t make political decisions that disturb or benefit our lives; people do. Capitalists aren’t the evil ones controlling us, but evil or deluded ones may certainly seek to control capitalists, the ordinary working and business people who create capital. My granny was a capitalist, with her little pre-war sewing business. I run online courses for profit. Most of us are little capitalists who freely trade for mutual benefit and so build and participate in economies. As the means of production in an economic system, we don’t need political controllers and parasites who know what’s best for everyone else, who siphon off the fruits of our labour, and who will do just about anything to impose their power and worldview upon the innocent.
Capitalism is a system that could not exist without a political system that upholds the conditions necessary for it. The previous system – feudalism – had to be destroyed for capitalism to emerge. And the state has to maintain these conditions for capitalism. Furthermore, capitalism follows its own logic irrespective of the desires and outlook of the individuals concerned.
It’s getting closer to the time when we will need to shoot our sheep before they lead us to slaughter
Sheep do not lead. It is the shepherd, in this case a wolf.
Disingenuous response. Even if you took out a few wolves (there are many), the sheep will turn on you. You will be carried along or trampled on by unthinking masses.
Time for the non-sheep and non-wolves to disband.
For nearly four years warmongering against Russia was advanced as a reactionary way to attack Trump by the corrupt Democratic Party working hand-in-glove with the security state and mainstream media news promoting Russiagate, Ukraine-gate, and most recently Bountygate all for the purpose of instigating a new Cold War and hence providing justification for intensifying internet censorship and heightened surveillance.
Provoking a Cold War whether with Russia or China gives the rationalization for fattening the already bloated military budget. And that’s why just yesterday “the House of Representatives rejected an amendment from Progressive Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) to cut the Pentagon’s budget by 10 percent on a vote of 324-93. While Republicans voted in lockstep against the amendment, the Democrats were split, with 92 voting for the amendment and 139 voting against it.”
“I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscle man for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents.”
― Smedley D. Butler, War is a Racket
Who controls men like this = the answer to the only problem facing humanity.
They’re uncontrollable, that’s why the planet is a mess. Sociopathy might be baked into the Homo sapien DNA cake…….
We’ve never really tried. As long as 99 percent of the world is scared of being labelled an anti summat, they will be uncontrollable.
You have to start by naming WHO is oppressing you. If you’re too scared to do that you deserve everything that’s coming.
Good luck on that one. 😆
Let me describe a pattern of human behavior noticed thousands of years ago it’s termed the anacyclosis cycle.
“Governments rotate through three basic forms: democracy, aristocracy, and monarchy, and the three degenerate forms of each of these governments: ochlocracy, oligarchy, and tyranny. Originally society is in ochlocracy but the strongest figure emerges and sets up a monarchy. The monarch’s descendants, who lack virtue because of their family’s power, become despots and the monarchy degenerates into a tyranny. Because of the excesses of the ruler the tyranny is overthrown by the leading citizens of the state who set up an aristocracy. They too quickly forget about virtue and the state becomes an oligarchy. These oligarchs are overthrown by the people who set up a democracy. Democracy soon becomes corrupt and degenerates into ochlocracy, beginning the cycle anew.”
True but largely irrelevant to the problem at hand.
To elaborate on my response..
This would be like explaining to a handful of bullied kids, the circumstances around bullies and how they come into being. How they will always be present within any human hierarchy.
That’s great, but later that day those kids got their heads kicked in again, money and bike nicked.
Name the bully. Take on the bully. Or suffer under the bully – as we all are.
In your opinion.
To what do you object?
Yes you’re right the W.H.O
I agree that Russia makes an excellent tool for sabotaging Orange Man Bad and thus blocking or overturning the agenda Americans voted for in 2016. The Russia bogeyman is also excellent for distracting us all from the much more serious threat of Chinese communist supremacism. But must we see capitalism as intrinsically evil, and as more evil than the political system called communism? And can I be ‘a gangster for communism’?
Gangsterism is prevalent worldwide on every continent. Communism does NOT exist–your choice is either fascism or a capitalist dictatorship–pick your poison.
Big claims. Have you asked those living under the Soviets, Kim Jong Un, the CCP and many others if communism is their fantasy rather than their poison? Maybe terminology causes our disagreement. I’d say that fascism, nazism, communism and Islamism are all forms of autocracy or totalitarianism in which individual opinion and freedom must be surrendered to the ruling elite, supreme leader or party, often mystically but falsely referred to as embodying ‘the collective will’. This is government which controls people, whereas functioning democracy allows people to control elites by replacing them periodically. As an extreme form of autocracy, dictatorship is political rather than something economic. As Hitler did, dictators like today’s Jinpeng take over the economy (and so control of all citizens) by intimidating and enlisting great capitalists and huge corporations. The point is that capitalists and their capital don’t dictate, dictators do, according to their ideological beliefs. Love of money doesn’t make Xi put 1.5m Chinese Muslims and Tibetans in concentration camps. Power and money are different, though often allies. As there are also free capitalist societies called democracies, ‘capitalist dictatorship’ makes little sense to me. Also, capitalism, originally and basically no more than freely-chosen trade to mutual benefit, must exist before any socialist or fascist (are they different?) can appear to seize and redistribute the wealth produced by ordinary working people and businesses. I imagine you also resent those who try to control our lives and businesses, right? So it mystifies me when you that you seem to believe that global ‘gangsterism’ prevents all hope of progress through people power AKA democracy.
Democracy can only exist when the entire population is financially secure well-educated and the government is totally free of political corruption.
No human institution, nevermind persin, is free of corruption. We can resist its influence, nothing more.
I could write volumes on this topic. The actual report appears to be a nothingburger of innuendo, a recycled “Reds Under the Bed” scare whipped up into a froth. But there is more serious material bubbling away just under the surface. I came across this in the Guardian today:-
There is much to be read from this including an expansive definition of ‘troll’. Brieftly you can tell where this is coming from because it lumps together Venezuela along with Russia and China as the adversary. It also suggests that these trolls may partake in innocent discussion about arts, music and the like ‘to build up traffic’ (not all trolls are machine posts). The problem for me is that it lumps together 1.3billion Chinese, 150 million Russians and however many others as a faceless ‘them’, all acting in concert with the single and overriding aim of ‘undermining Western democracy’. This is pure Cold War. We’ve moved beyond this as individuals, we see countries full of people with varying interests, opinions, cultures, hopes and dreams and some of them even speak and write English and are interested in topics of interest to us. We have to dehumanize them to oppose them — that’s Cold War, in fact any war, thinking.
The other, ominous, message is that “AI”, that all knowing Filter in the Sky, will identify anyone who isn’t with the program. You may have cynical views of ‘western democracies’ — OK, you’re a troll. You may think that there’s a hard disctinction between an ex-pat Russian oligarch using the West’s tools to launder and hide wealth from dubious sources and an everyday Russian. You’re a troll. You might even have come to realize that Chinese people can be smart, have a sense of humor and even have somewhat cynical opinions about their government — they’re not a faceless mass but a whole bunch of individuals. You’re a troll. Trolls need to be taken down…..ignored…..they’re non-citizens……maybe even put somewhere for their own good and the good of society as a whole…..
It reminds me of John Cleese making a parody of a holiday advertisement film, with one clip showing dancing Bulgarian peasants and adding that it is hard to believe they were dedicated to destroying Western civilisation as we know it. He continued by saying that they would wire electrodes to your genitals if you took a picture of the wrong building. The film was made in the late 1970s – it is hard to be sure whether Cleese was parodying the Cold War mindset or adding to it. Perhaps a bit of both.
Cleese is back with more:
The irony is that the Russians are not even “Reds” anymore. Perhaps we should refer to “Beige Under The Bed”?
Yellow Man Good is a very dangerous red
It’s not so much Cold War as Soviet. The ultimate destination foreshadowed by The Guardian is that you must be an accredited member of an authorized (and internally policed) professional organization before you can comment on, say, arts and music.
Otherwise you may be a troll.
In the future your ID2020 tattoo will be linked to your membership of a professional organization such as:
Congress of British Journalists
Association of Proletarian Writers
All-Oceania Union of Accredited Composers
People’s Teacher of Oceania
Unless you are a member of the All-Union Scientific and Research, Planning and Design Technological Institute on Electric Locomotives Building you will not be allowed to voice your opinion on trains.
From the perspective of establishment power, independent critics or free thinkers with opposing opinions are evil trolls. They must be deplatformed and silenced, as happens in all oppressive systems and states. Ask the many great voices no longer permitted on Twatter and Fakebook. Such ‘trolls’ also can not exist in places like communist China or Islamist Iran. In freer contexts, these trolls-as-independent-critics encounter their poor imitation: the superior, sneering kind whose aim is to demean authentic posters and inhibit or prevent free debate on public fora. This type is often accused of working for powerful interests who fear real democracy and freedom of expression, such as the EU or George Soros. I meet them constantly on fora at Daily Express, Spiked, Conservative Woman and ConservativeHome, often with the same handles. All avoid evidence and reason; very few respond to any question; all sneer at and insult those with opinions they clearly view as intellectually inferior to their own; all seem to confuse debate with hate. Such trolls are anti-freedom of thought, they are intolerant bigots, like the elites and authorities they always defend. They ban us from places like the Guardian.
What’s a puzzle for me is that I interact regularly with friends and colleagues who grew up in places like the Soviet Union and Bulgaria and while they’re not over fond of that world it was both nothing like the way we’ve been taught it was and at the same time it had bizarre elements that were beyond our imagination. This suggests that the picture we’ve been taught is essentially bogus, its a fiction like a child’s fairy tale. Unless we get our perspectives right then we are going to be at the mercy of people who deploy those stereotypes — you can see this with the way that the propaganda has seamlessly segued from communist USSR to post-communist Russia. Two vastly different entities but in our mind they’re one and the same.
As for the ID2020 tattoo, it might be convenient to ‘chip’ people like we chip pets but I don’t think its necessary. We’re assured that facial recognition is imperfect, racially biased, useless and so on but its not. Technology improves over time so while years back the UK had to have clearly visible registration plates for ANPR to work this isn’t the case — its now widely deployed in the US and has no problem with the huge variery of plate designs and formats used in the US. (Technically the governemnt shouldn’t be collecting this data but this only applies to the government — there’s nothing stopping private companies from collecting this information and selling it to the government. Which they do.) Anyway, as with ANPR so goes biometrics — its not just faces but speech patterns, posture, gait, innumerable individual characteristics can be used to positively identify a person. Its still early days but its like any really powerful tool, it takes time for all the bugs to be worked out and it to become commonplace. (Its also a good idea to keep initial deployment low key to avoid a backlash — you get people used to and comfortable with the technology before you really start using it.
There is no point developing plans today that will immediately become irrelevant. We must be two steps ahead in our thinking.
despots working at the highest levels of power….what a surprise, democracy (or the illusion of it) is dead, see: Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 : 45r emergency procedure. backed by nothing, no data revealed – without being put to either House for scrutiny or debate – this isn’t about your protection folks – but it is about your destruction…the muzzle being your compliance. What year was that again ?
Undoubtedly, this is another major ‘coup’ for integrity initiative and the usual anti-Russia crowd – Steele, Dearlove, Cadwalladr etc – the labour party ‘fuss’ by Trilateralist Starmer is unsurprising coming as it does with the anti-Corbyn/anti-semitism trope – we have to be continually afraid of everything, all the time, forever … leading to yet another power grab – everything is like the Bond films to these people – unelected, narcissistic,power mad and utterly stupid but dangerous – what’s the plan- install Starmer as the next PM without a vote – we can’t have elections because of a virus – Johnson is toast for all sorts of reasons, including the most easily blackmailed leader possibly on the planet! Who needs to see and clean the American swamp when we have these vile individuals swimming around in the glorious UK??? In a real country this lot would hang!
It’s amazing how such brave critics never stop accusing Putin’s Russia of outrageous actions and intentions without any conclusive evidence, but never start accusing Chinese communists of anything at all. Yet the evidence that Chinese communists are dangerous militarists and supremacists, deny human rights to all they rule over, and oppress, terrorise and imprison entire minorities such as Uigyur Muslems, Tibetans, and Chinese Christians, is incontrovertible. The moral I take from all this is that brave Russia critics are either very, very ignorant or very false, probably in return for political and/or financial benefit. Either way, they make me trust Putin and his ability to make rational judgement much more than I trust them.
There are many of hard copies of this report available now all over the UK: in every loo.
They are actually more useful than the original.
How deep has British “intelligence” fallen……
From the “Russians are coming, the Russians are coming” to they’re already here. That’s real progress.
The Russia news perceptive….
One could reasonably think that the ‘the same old lies, on the same old topics, told by the same old people, for the same old reasons’ would be wearing a bit thin by now, even with
the general public. Don’t people actually think and wonder about whatever happened to the Skirpals? We have heard nothing about them or, their welfare, despite it being such a huge story not so long ago. Surely, people are not that stupid to believe all the BS anymore, with so many obvious inconsistencies. Like, on another topic, the fact that Dr. Fauci said on 60 Minutes several months ago that ‘there is no reason to wear masks’ because they do little to stop us getting infected and even exacerbate the problem as fiddling around with it spreads germs to our hands from which they get spread elsewhere. Yet, now, the same Dr. Fauci is telling us we should all be wearing masks. It is all quite unbelievable, actually!
This is the exact quote from Dr. Fauci in that interview several months ago: “There’s no reason to be walking around with a mask. When you’re in the middle of an outbreak, wearing a mask might make people feel a little better and it might even block a droplet, but it’s not providing the perfect protection that people think it is. And often there are unintended consequences – people keep fiddling with the mask and they keep touching their face.”
In addition, here is the link to the 60 Minutes interview (if Youtube allows it to go through – it is blocked in Japan, for some reason):
Dr. Fausti has much to answer for…
Many of these ‘scientists’ seem to be just priests for one orthodoxy or another. It is like having a discussion about Jesus with a hard-core fundamentalist Christian. It doesn’t go anywhere because the discussion isn’t based on reason but on belief. Either you believe or you don’t and that seems to be the crux of the matter.
He needs to understand science as “belief in the ignorance of experts” (Richard Feynman). Meaning that science is endless scepticism, never an unquestionable authority like the Oracle of Delphi. At present, Fauci’s (and Whitty’s, and Ferguson’s) failure to admit to any incompetence, failure and endless contradiction suggests only a mystical faith in the omniscience of experts.
I always assume that corrupt deep state operatives treat truth as a malleable servant for their vain political objectives. Remember the old refrain that ‘all truth is relative’ (except this truth I’m now expressing!)? My assumption avoids any surprises when self-serving toads like Fauci or WHO self-contradict for the umpteenth time, as scientific knowledge keeps advancing but they don’t and must somehow update. Like Soviet bureaucrats (did you see their extraordinary inaction in HBO’s marvellous ‘Chernobyl’?), these arrogant elitists think truth and reality won’t ever reveal their doomed ideological agenda, and that their credibility hasn’t been reduced to a sick joke for us proles and gammons
Kit you are correct it is a power grab now. I don’t think it would have been used as such if published on time.
I have long said we live in a coup state.
Pompeo promised it. He visited his minions yesterday. They still believe he is their infallible leader.
Hard BrexShit is not cancelled.
“ Remainers will tell you it’s cast iron evidence the Brexit vote was rigged”
No they won’t. There is no evidence of Russian interference. There is no evidence of anything because NOTHING was investigated! That is in the report.If it had been it would have to have looked at Bannon, Fartage and US Billionaires – the Robert Mercer and daughter at least.
You further write about the non release:
“ …those who consider themselves “the left” in British politics to clamour for the release of the “Russia Report”,”
NO : the biggest pressure was from the Chair, a conservative and ex AG, Dominic Grieve. Hardly left wing? Maybe compared to the BS’rs.
You claim Bozo the clown played a blinder and double bluffed. Maybe he ended up without much egg on face at best.
The real winner is MI5/6/CIA/Mossad etc praetorian guards and their media minions (who probably are happiest of all!) – becuause they can join up all their methods with equal legality at home and abroad LEGALLY.
If there is no democratic opposition capable in the state.
Which confirms my thesis that we live in a coup state and British military under military intelligence and all its weapons can be deployed at home as they have abroad.
Many in the media and here will be ecstatic about that.
You obviously know of no remoaners because they ALL blame everyone else Russia included for us breaking free from the evil EU! Are you a corbynista? It shows, because you have no brain he couldn’t realise his mild social reforms because the EU makes it illegal to nationalise anything! Sheep
Lying BrexShit headery instantly on display there Koba.
The EU does NOT make it illegal to do anything of the sort – how exactly would the EU ENFORCE any such imaginary crime?
Have you actually paid ANY attention to what the EU decided last weekend? A massive grants and loans effort for the benefit of the whole EU – another thing the BrexShitheads claim was ‘illegal’ under the EU.
Corbyn was right at the referendum when he said the EU was not perfect but was 7/10 good.
Well that certainly improved to at 8/10 with Muttis wisdom / regardless of the Atlantic Bridge moles trying to derail such a unified action.
Yes the EU can operate its fiat currency the Euro just the same as any countries own national fiat currency – it can be created out of thin air by the EU – and helicoptered to where it is needed most.
The only ones pissed off about that are the Worlds Bankers who lay claim to be the only ones allowed to create money ! Not pay taxes, hide it offshore and demand exceptionalism from rules regulations and a level playing field under a supranational Court that denies their specialness.
They knew that this would happen – hence they spent half a century infiltrating and destabilising from within. When that was failing they have spent the last 10 years by destabilising from outside. By the funding of the various alt-right ‘grass roots nationalists’ and rigging the campaigns and voting in the referendum.
They needed the cover of useful idiots who would buy and cry the lie of ‘mah cunt tory baaaack’ .
It is still their only plan A – even as it is doomed by the canons that have just been revealed by the EU meeting.
In their rush to establish a ‘safe haven for themselves – A Singapore on Thames just off the coast off the EU – they are still going to charge us into the ‘valley of death’ with a HARD BrexShit!
With the MSM rara, the NuLabInc rats, the alt-media sergeants and you lot of dumb patriotic poodles.
When it fails and the smoke clears you will be told it was the Russians!
And the Germans! And the Chinese!
Everyone except the lying City, their Aristo toadies, vile propagandists and agit propers like this site seems to encourage.
The circles of BrexShit heads, Covid deniers, and Russia/China blamers and plain racists, has been herded into ever closure union! 😁
When these who have been led like donkeys realise – there may well be hell to pay and this time they actually may hit the right target with the right action. Not Stop The City but burn it down and reduce their palaces to rubble once and for all. Never to rise again like a vampire upon the world, it’s people’s and its environment.
You will not be able to claim that have not been warned of the con you are engaged in.
It was glaringly obvious that Labour’s promise of a second EU Referendum would destroy Labour’s election chances. It was designed to guarantee a Labour loss.
So, when I saw Saint Corbyn endorsing Labour’s second EU Referendum I knew he was a liar, like all the rest of them.
The Labour Party (and all politicians) will always betray the working class.
It was not down to Corbyn to decide that policy.
You know it. And lie about it.
Starmer was the architect and the blairites pushed it.
What lost the election was the dirtiest election in my lifetime or for a century. Including much internal Labour sabotage by the same blairites.
And a very suspicious postal vote.
And don’t forget the foreign powers interference in our election – up Pompeo’s Gauntlet.
Trying to forget that?
“In a brilliant piece of PR manoeuvring, Boris Johnson refused to make the report public.”
Er … “brilliant”?
That’s not a word that I associate with that prick, Kit.
It certainly shouldn’t be “brilliant”. However, I’m afraid my opinion of public opinion has dropped drastically. You would think that anyone with a brain could see through this phoney “scandal” psy-op whereby a report gains a spurious authority because the powers that be supposedly writhe with embarrassment when it appears. (“Oh no! We didn’t want you to read that!” etc.) But alas it does seem to work.
Russia is the new Witches. Blame them for anything and everything. Burn them at the stake.
Actually the Russians are old witches – reheated as it were.
Russia should do what Isreal does (quite a lot) and sue for being anti Russian
there new powers M15 ayy.
that psychoboddle sold to the general public
So what is meant with the above
they will, now shut the internet down parts of it big storys or anti story’s like maybe the new prik a dik healthy jection happening soon or if they want to do 600 local lockdown for ever so lets not get any conflicting terrorist view on it or why.
and say it is a terrorist threat that is why one cannot see or visit certain sites pod casters
forums or watch certain videos
believe it or not it happening already
And consistently, the “woke left” are the biggest cheerleaders for the lockdown and the almost complete abrogation of what remained of civil liberties. Maybe the “woke left” are the deep state? Maybe that is the psy-op scaffolding holding up the coronavirus Big Lie?
‘Socialist’ George Galloway comes to mind, who, when he’s not posting photos of restaurants, gushing about Marks and Spencer, berating atheists, championing Piers Morgan or hugging fascists (Steve Bannon) works overtime to extend the lockdown and secure authoritarianism. Does he endorse Blair’s ID 2020 scheme I wonder.
George Galloway is a silver tongued fox masquerading as a socialist. His, clipped, con trolled, a way, of a, talking, is, very, suspicious, to, eh, me, and, a , to, a, many, others. Very duplicitous man
I agree – however, he and a couple of others who write for Russian media outlets could be in trouble if this thing escalates. Perhaps they are the only ones who would give him the time of day but the New Cold War could get really cold, and even turn hot. Then such people might go from being a pain in the ass to enemy propagandists deserving internment or prison.
Galloway is a total tosser. I’ll never forget his comment on 9/11 i.e. that, as soon as it happened, he “just knew it was that bastard Bin Laden!” If so, you could have left the whole official pseudo-explanation for 9/11 up to George.
smoking to much fairy deep state amyl nitrate with your muzzle on
all exciting this secret war sssshhhhh
Real truth and accepted truth are two very different things.
Q is for the CQUEless
RE: Epstein trump was there on a secret mission to bust the deep state cabal sssshhhhhh don’t tell anyone we are winning the latest lock-down was too get the cabal arrested and the trillion gazillions given away is so we got money in the future to live in paradise , i am travelling to USA to become a secret maga votter. TRUST THE PLAN we are on the winning side although we have to wear mask latex gloves local lockdown this is all a part of the plan to get rid of the deep state. but sssshhhhhh dont tell anyway as it is so secret. hashtag M<A GA
drain the swamp for the clue less
United States endorses Gavi with recommendation of US$ 1.16 billion, four-year commitment
Google search hypnotism
What is all this shit with hundreds of crappy photos to access the site?
Julian Lewis who is chair of the Intelligence and Security Committee was also Research Director of the Coalition for Peace through Security which was a sub-group of The 61 and was in operation in the 1980`s.This group also had CIA involvement in its operations not
forgetting the CIA also interfered in other countries democratic processes including our own and have done so for decades.The interfered in the 1975 EEC referendum along with the IRD via Norman Reddaway using propaganda to manipulate the people to vote for the EEC.
While they muzzled Wilson and threatened with a coup if he didn’t acquiesce.
Well, if impeccable and reliable sources like Christopher Steele and Elliott Higgins and Luke Harding and Bill Browder say it’s all true, then that’s good enough for me.
Who could argue with that?
I’m confused – is Oceania currently at war with Eurasia or Eastasia?
Actually, given the state of the Royal Navy (near miss with channel ferry, etc), we’d have trouble going to war with Estonia.
But we could give them a seriously good trolling on social media.
We’ll make the next Bond villain an Estonian.
See how they like that.
A few years ago a Russian newspaper article I read noted that the Royal Navy is now smaller and less capable than that of France. How have the mighty fallen! And what would Nelson think? A lot of bloated chauvinist bullshit in the UK is designed to obscure such realities.
There’s a reason the British military boasts that it has 3-4,000 desk-bound trolls and, available at short notice, another 20,000 bloggers-at-arms…
That’s yer lot.
Years of cliché-driven waffle about “punching above our weight” and it turns the spearpoint of military power is cybertrolls while the Air Force can’t keep the F35s in the air and the navy is holed below the waterline.
Now whether that’s being run down in anticipation of a European defence force is another question, https://www.ukcolumn.org/series/eu-military-unification
A EDF guarantees end of NATO and the MIC.
It is that simple. UKC is another psyop alt-media.
Agree with the rest of your post.
Don’t worry. They’re sending our 65,000 ton aircraft carrier (minus planes we cant afford and don’t work) to sort out Johnny Chinaman. That should put the fear of God up those damned Chinks.
Yes – oh wait, no – no, yes – possibly – oh just hang on and watch that roundabout go!
Needing no help from OPENLY stated totalitarian regimes.
Totalitarian tabloid UK media is 80% owned by five Right-wing billionaires paying no UK tax. While backing a fake deMockracy Brex$HIT and HIDING-not-stating that a LARGE majority 62%, 29.1 of 46.5million DIDN’T vote ‘Leave’. In a typical totalitarian tabloid UK fake deMockracy referen-dumbed-down – DOH!
Maybe we should all assume that any non voters were all actually fervent Leavers.
The Talmudic casuistry of the Brussels Groupies increasingly resemble a game of Find The Lady.
Come again? I think I didn’t get it the first time.
The CIA interfered in the 1975 EEC referendum along with the IRD via Norman Reddaway using propaganda to manipulate the people to vote for the EEC.
You did so well until you went anti working class full guardian reader! Never go full guardian. Go full retard before you do that
see we could tell you were dumb when you kept repeating DeMockracy! And we can tell you’ve literally only heard of it and now think you’re oh so fucking clever for using it! The EU is not your friend you small minded middle class yuppie cunt
I was asked to enter the site was I a robot and some click the boxes which are cars in the pictures?
What’s going on?
Ur in just another average day-and-nightmare in totalitarian tabloid UK.
Needing no help from OPENLY stated totalitarian regimes.
Totalitarian tabloid UK media is 80% owned by five Right-wing billionaires paying no UK tax. While backing a fake deMockracy Brex$HIT and HIDING-not-stating that a LARGE majority 62%, 29.1 of 46.5million DIDN’T vote ‘Leave’. In a typical totalitarian tabloid UK fake deMockracy referen-dumbed-down – DOH!
Who are the 5 billionaires?
Where are you pulling this 62% figure from? Your arse?! And please name the five billionaires! Rupert murdoch is one the rothermeres are the other and dirty Desmond is another who’s the other two!?
The Barclay brothers?
Pull ya head outta yer ass and smell the real $hit.
The 80% Righturd $hit media masked answer is: Barclay x 2, Murdoch, Desmond, Harmsworth-Rothermere.
Pull ya head outta yer ass and smell the real $hit.
1) The 80% Righturd $hit UK media masked answer is: Barclay x 2, Murdoch, Desmond, Harmsworth-Rothermere.
2) The UK fake deMockracy Brex$hit choice was another Righturd $hit media made false-binary, ‘Leave or Stay’. When a Grade Schooler can see it should have been just ONE easy ‘Vote ONLY To Leave’. The 4-decades default status was stay-at-home to remain, no vote=no leave. Any pre-Schooler can check the vote on a Wee Willy Wiki-Wanka eye-fone: 62%, 29.1 of 46.5million DIDN’T vote ‘Leave’.
Referen-dumbed down – DOH!
Ur in just another average day-and-nightmare in 80% Right-wing owned totalitarian tabloid UK.
And…those billionaires? We’d like to know, please.
‘We’ or Watt.
The 80% Righturd $hit media masked answer is: Barclay x 2, Murdoch, Desmond, Harmsworth-Rothermere.
It’s not personal.
Probably something to do with DDOS attacks.
I note the lady at the top of the page is holding the placard ‘Russia /Report. What caught my eye was the archaic hammer and sickle emblem. Communism ended in Russia in the 1990s. But the good lady doesn’t seem to realise this. Apparently she does not know what century she is living in. This is the mind set of the Russophobes, Using propganda which is approx thirty years out of date. Moreover, Russia is ruled over by centre-right government mostly composed of members of the biggest party, ‘United Russia’, duly elected with luminaries including Putin and Medvedev, who are no friends of communism or even socialism.
Ignorance is Strength.
Ah the big Soviet bogie man was the best designated enemy the bold West ever had. But as Gore Vidal said, Soviet Russia’s biggest crime was to go out of business. Well, not quite – they were forced out of business by the West’s relentless nuclear build up, keeping up with which wrecked the Russkies. But then the West just couldn’t help it: the military accumulation just had to keep going. And for some time there has been a desperate search for a new Big Bad. The lapse into the old hammer and sickle may indicate the Western media has finally admitted defeat and is basing its hopes on the ignorance of a new generation.
And a resurgence of Stalin porn may be a nice balance to the resurgence of Hitler porn re: Labour’s anti-Semi-Demi-Ding Dong “problem”.
Josef Stalin is the most lied about man in history
So the great purge / terror never happened and Solzhenitsyn wrote fiction? Bollox.
Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin, Saddam Hussein, Angela Merkel, all had moustaches.
Very bad sign, that.
Watch out for anyone with a moustache.
Well you seem to be a fan.
OT but I couldn’t believe this shit:
There isn’t much that makes me feel speechless and barely able to breath with rage but this did it. The pathetic anti-Corbyn smear bullshit goes on and on.
But then again – it’s par for the course. It was the BBC who commisioned this wretched Panorama outrage porn in the first place. So it’s hardly surprising when we get the vomitable patronising little explication at the end:
As proclaimed by yourself and it is YOU after all who are writing the script.
Of course not – not unless Labour drop all resistance to the neoliberal juggernaut
And it was that old “irresponsible” management that was the problem.
But don’t worry – we’ll deal with them!
Which will never happen! Starmer is being watched very closely now.
The BBC, ‘vomitable’ ! Fantastic !
Ch 4 outdid them with a crawling interview of Smeeth riddled with lies.
Just glanced that on the C4 website. No, I’ll be keeping well clear of that. Oh the infinite tedium of ferociously recycled bullshit that was rumbled AS bullshit long ago but continues to be manically slapped in your face like a century old corpse that’s falling to pieces and yet they still thrash it at you.
Vulnerable people will die from the BBC’s obsession with neoliberalism. It usually takes the form of austerity.
Watched? He doesn’t need watched he’s everything one side of the elite have wanted since Blair ducked out of public life because he’s massively popular. Hence his peace trips to the Middle East in armoured convoys.
You are perfectly correct and I don’t know why I bother to get annoyed. Labour are dead. They’ve been dead for decades. Corbyn was like a cruel little hopeful mirage that didn’t have a chance. Still – I suppose it was helpful to have the true extent of Labour’s betrayal so brilliantly illuminated.
Who was the ‘well-known concert pianist’ accused of Russian bottery? (I must have been out shopping when that happened).
I don’t know but I DO know that Polish pianist Krystian Zimerman was incredulous when the good old American customs people were disturbed by the smell of the glue holding his piano together. Suspecting terrorist material (like you do) they ordered his instrument to be destroyed. He decided that would be his last trip to the Land of the Twee and told the US govt to fuck off in his last appearance there.
He must have been annoyed – it probably costs a fortune to ship a grand piano, only to have it sledgehammered.
The audience reaction is interesting:
The concert pianist may be Valentina Lisitsa. She has been outspoken in the past in supporting the Donbass rebels and this has affected her career, in that symphony orchestras are under pressure from govts not to perform with her.
Thanks, all of you, for the information. It appears it was Lisitsa who was described as the ‘bot’. Both these ring a bell now and we (partner and I) remember the hooha about Valery Gergiev at the LSO and elsewhere. Private Eye or maybe their spook friends had a real thing about him at the time.
Oh well, it seems live music is cancelled now even for the woke. We really appreciate BBC Radio 3 presenters’ breathless excitement about the record-fest that the Proms has turned into starring ‘BBC Proms Composer, Ludwig van Beethoven’!!
I hope you were wearing a mask. It’s selfish not to 🙂
You wag – of course we were, We’ve been wearing them since before ‘Coronavirus’ was a twinkle in Gates’ eye!
And the yapdog playacting in HOC goes on:
Dear oh dear, let’s see if we can stop RT broadcasting again?
Have the fuckwits not realised that the vast majority of RT programming now is Americans talking about America, not Russians talking about Russia? I wish it were not, but it is. I watch it less and less.
Quite clear that neither Johnson nor Starmer ever watch RT, so it is quite clear that both should refrain from discussing that which they know nothing about.
As for ‘disinformation’, Starmer needs to sign his own career death warrant if he is in the pay of the US/Israeli axis to ‘misinform the UK public about what is going to happen to them’. There is no place whatever for paid stooges of Israel in the House of Commons. He can resign, emigrate and live out his days in the Apartheid State of Greater Khazaria.
The greatest misinformation in the UK comes from the Israeli-US mafia. I know it, Starmer knows it, the Chief Rabbi knows it, Rupert Murdoch knows it and the whole of the BBC knows it.
Starmer perverted the course of justice whilst working at the CPS and everybody knows it.
That is why he has been promoted of course: he is blackmailable, controllable and utterly divorced from any concept of loyalty.
‘There is no place whatever for paid stooges for Israel in the House of Commons.’ I’m afraid there is mate – hundreds of them on the payroll.
Labour Friends of Israel
Conservative Friends of Israel
Liberal Democrat Friends of Israel
Beat me to it! In other words there is ample room, but I do appreciate and applaud the sentiment that Rhys expresses above. The political zionist creed fits the legal status for proscription, I believe.
wrong way round
Israel Liberal Democrat
if you disagree it anti semetic
Having married into a family with links to Israel, Starmer is perhaps qualified to live in Israel.
Let Israel vote for him. Nobody else should. Labour is a waste of space, a dead end, a waste of time, effort and
Everything it has done, culminating in the virus hoax and the lockdown, strongly suggests that this government’s mission is to destroy the UK as a functioning nation.
But it must be admitted that starting a war with Russia would drastically speed up the process. Just imagine: 93,628 square miles of bluish, slightly iridescent, gently smoking glass.
So that is where THE ROYAL MAFIA CRIME FAMILY intends to get the material for its planned GENORMOUS new crystal palace over what was once Piccadilly.
The Russians wouldn’t nuke us Tom. They are decent human beings.
I agree they wouldn’t nuke us if they had any option, John. They seem pretty live-and-let-live folk.
But if we seriously attack them or try to harm them, they can swat us easily.
And if we ever fire any of our “nuclear deterrent” weapons at them… Well, Mr Putin did ask rhetorically, “Who would want to live in a world without Russia?”
My basic point is that you should never start what you can’t finish. Why annoy and injure Russia (and China), when we can’t do them any real harm (and would be crushed if tried)?
The answer, of course, if obvious. The people who have wound up running our countries couldn’t organize a fish fry, so they are desperate to distract attention from their own incompetence. And the blame the consequences on someone – anyone – else.
lol, good one !
One of my all-time Far Side favourites. Funny, well drawn, and with a vitally important moral lesson.
The ‘news’ really is comedy capers, but then without the fun. Why grown-up people watch it or read it is something that I cannot really understand… But then it took me something like 10 years to unlock myself from the news, and I have only been capable to totally ignore/scrutinize the news since 4-5 years.
Watching or reading the news is like an addiction, with the additive element of being promised to get some sort of kick out of it, but that kick usually fades the moment you stop reading the news and you develop withdrawal signs like fear and insecurity, which can only stop when you read more news, etc.
And as where in smoking the tar and added carcinogens to tobacco kill, in the news it is the gullibility of the reader that kills.
Even the ‘funny’ bit at the end of the news broadcasts now remind you that you’d rather be dead.
Not just the news but almost everything on the box, including the constant dribble of self-serving drivel coming from the so-called “A-listers”… https://www.corbettreport.com/who-cares-what-celebrities-think-propagandawatch/
Part Two: UK Column News – 22nd July 2020
DOCUMENT UNVEILS UK SECOND WAVE
The Academy of Medical Science (est 1998) has issued the document: Preparing for a challenging winter 2020/21
This lays out the Second Wave of COVID. Guidance comes from and Expert Advisory Group led by Prof Stephen Holgate, who founded Synairgen whose own product is competing in NHS tests. In addition the document is funded by George Soros, NGOs associated with the NHS, the UK Department of Business etc.
“July and August must be a period of intense preparation for our reasonable worst-case scenario for health in the winter that we set out in this report, including a resurgence of COVID-19 which might be greater than seen in the spring. The assumptions that we have made should be tested as new evidence emerges (including analysis of the evidence from the first wave) to enable prevention and mitigation strategies to be adapted and refined… Implementation of prevention and mitigation strategies require enhanced coordination, collaboration and data sharing between central and local initiatives.”
“The need for health and social care undergoes large seasonal fluctuations, peaking in the winter. The NHS and social care systems typically operate at maximal capacity in the winter months, with bed occupancy regularly exceeding 95% in recent years. As recently as in 2017/18, England and Wales experienced approximately 50,000 excess winter deaths. In the same year, there were approximately 4,800 and 1,500 excess winter deaths in Scotland and Northern Ireland, respectively. Four additional challenges have great potential to exacerbate winter 2020/21 pressures on the health and social care system, by increasing demand on usual care as well as limiting surge capacity:
1. A large resurgence of COVID-19 nationally, with local or regional epidemics.
2. Disruption of the health and social care systems
3. A backlog of non-COVID-19 care
4. A possible influenza epidemic that will be additive to the challenges above.
Priorities for prevention and mitigation
There is a need for urgent preparation to mitigate the risks of a particularly challenging winter 2020/21, including:
Minimising community SARS-CoV-2 transmission and impact
a) Developing effective policies to maximise population engagement in essential control measures. These include: physical distancing; wearing face coverings in settings where physical distancing is not possible; regular hand and respiratory hygiene; high levels of hygiene in the home; heating and ventilation of homes; self-isolation and participation in the test, trace and isolate (TTI) programme when symptomatic, or following contact with a COVID-19 case. Identifying and addressing structural and socio-economic barriers to adherence will require engagement with target communities, and national and local consideration of a wide range of incentivising levers (including financial).
b) Launching an extensive public information campaign in the autumn, co-produced and optimised by members of target communities
Improving public health surveillance for COVID-19, influenza and other winter diseases.
COMMENTARY ON UK COLUMN
This is not about protecting the health of the nation but about implementing public surveillance systems.
Local authorities have complained central government has not been open about data… thus the suggestion to analyse evidence from the first wave is duplicitous. Strangely the document makes a comparison with winter 2017/18, when England and Wales experienced approximately 50,000 excess deaths – yet there was no shutting down the economy and quarantining the population in 2017/18.
DELIBERATE CONFUSION OVER MASKS
The NHS and the UK Government refuse to give answers or advice on exemptions to wearing masks. UK Column has received two letters from people with disabilities who say they have been put in a loop of contradictory advice and non-answers. The NHS executive has instructed GPs not to write exemption letters.
UK Column quotes gibberish from Public Health England which says an exemption letter is not needed but fails to address how individuals prove they have an exemption: given that the UK Government is employing transport inspectors to enforce mask wearing, backed by police powers of enforcement, not to mention the confusion and alarm of other citizens.
UK Column has previously reported in 2010 that the UK Government boasted about its Behavioural Insights Team… and the Scientific Advisory Group SAGE which is working with the BIT on COVID policy to deliberately use fear, alarm, confusion and antagonism to animate members of the public.
So far the UK Government neither taken nor issued scientific advice on the medial consequences of mask wearing.
It has refused to inform the pubic on the pros and cons of masks.
It has refused to issue mask exemption letters and doctors’ notes.
The public sector and the media is fed conflicting and flawed advice on masks.
In the absence of information masks themselves become evidence of Covid.
Inconsistency causes stress and alarm – shop staff don’t have to wear masks, for example.
The one and only, much appreciated UKColumn. Never was news delivered in such a fashion, and with such a vibrant staff. Each one unique, well informed and with such a variety of genuine, trustworthy delivery styles, ‘the news’ becomes real. Happy day! Good post. Right on the Money.
PS..Vitally necessary viewing for all!
Absolutely! (As Mike would say).
The Russophobia is all yapdog BS to appease the major Tory Donors in London (all of whom are enemies of Putin after salting their riches out of Russia to live in London). It is just complete and utter BS.
The first assumption anyone should ever make about any Intelligence briefing from the UK version of Liars United is that they have an agenda and make up whatever lies are necessary to push it. They have to find one that the sheeple will swallow of course.
It is very important that MI5 officers are exposed for who they are if they start thinking they are going to run the Government. That will undoubtedly put their personal security at risk, something they absolutely deserve and should see as a warning as to their future conduct.
There needs to be absolutely public forensic accountancy carried out on all MI5 spending, which will undoubtedly reveal an absolute hornets nest of organised crime, blackmailing, drug smuggling, human trafficking and organisation of beatings, if not murders.
Security Services can only run black ops using slush funds not accountable to Parliament. The way they raise those slush funds is organised crime. The CIA does it, MI5/6 does it, no doubt the FSB do it and I am sure that the KGB did in Soviet times.
So what is being proposed here is getting organised criminals to run the country.
And they want to hold up Russia as criminal and the UK as honest??
Do me a favour before I crack up in uncontrollable laughter…..
Those characters ran the Northern Ireland death squads for 30 years.
Isn’t it ironic that the uk Govt is citing some form of mind control on the UK public by Russia, when they have just pulled off the biggest mind control experiment ever and gosh the stats are worrying.
It’s the oldest trick in the book.
Amazing they will not release the details of the repulsive things that MI5 got up to in Northern Ireland in the 1970s, is it not?
They openly let children be sexually abused for the sole purpose of being able to blackmail politicians and diplomats. They then fitted up an honest officer who wished the abuse to stop and wanted to brief the Press. They fitted him up on murder charges, forged forensics and got a bent judge to convict him. And for another 35 years, they have been preventing any release of files, they have been shredding files and generally showing contempt for legal due process, the Rule of Law and public accountability.
And this is an organisation you want to give more powers to?
MI5 is a fascist organisation utterly lacking public accountability. It should be run with military court-martials and firing squads for miscreant officers, not as a free-for-all organised crime syndicate.
And Julian Lewis should be put through a pretty serious public examination of his own personal conduct if he wants to chair the Intelligence Select Committee. Plenty of extremely sordid rumours out there about him….
That is what happens when one becomes an “enforcer” for the mob. THE ROYAL MAFIA CRIME FAMILY needs to go. It needs to go NOW!
And they’re still doing it now – the woman journalist who was shot dead in Derry in April 2019 had just signed a contract for a book about young boys who disappeared during The Troubles.
Contradictory information has followed: that she was killed by the ‘New IRA’ but the subjects of her book, Lost Boys, were not believed to be victims of the IRA or the UVF. Just children who left for school one day, never to be seen again. The book was unfinished and the content remains in dispute – we don’t know for certain if it concerns the disappearances of Thomas Spence and John Rodgers or different victims.
Somebody, however, wanted the author dead. Lyra McKee was not shot by rioters at random. She was in crowd, away from the heat of the action, yet you can see a gunman single her out. Journalists filmed the shooter’s assistant picking up spent cases. https://youtu.be/0dcmLDpdD8U
Who abused the children, Unionists, Republicans or British politicians is only part of the story: there were active pedophile rings and the organizers included the British security services.
The UK Government urged to be more vigilant just in the nick of time. Mark my words. “Anti-vaxxers” to be blamed on Russia in an operation to sell the Oxford snakeoil muck (which made the monkeys ill anyway [did you know they engineered the sample virus so that it “looked more like SARS-COV-2” – not surprising as that’s never been isolated]).
Besides which, British military intelligence has already got alternative/social media covered. They’re just making it official?
Although, unaccountably, Russia is emitting exactly the same vaccine nonsense.
Almost seems that it is a sales-marketing-advertising campaign for competing “brands” of toxic viral brews.
UK Column News – 22nd July 2020 looks at the Russiagate UK report.
RUSSIAGATE ALL ABOUT BREXIT
UK Government’s Russiagate report is released by the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament. Although the allegations of Russian interference remain in the realm of “appear to suggest… someone didn’t look”, the press was quick to use the report to attack targets from social media to Brexit.
Social media is failing to tackle hostile foreign states and government must deliver legislation against online harms, says Julian Knight MP. The Daily Express says Boris Johnson should hold a new investigation into the Brexit vote – so the Russia report is re-energizing the remain campaign. Stewart Hosie MP of the Intel Committee said the government had failed to protect the referendum. Luke Harding says Theresa May and Johnson did not “seek evidence” of Russian interference during the 2016 EU membership referendum. The report says “the written evidence provided to us appeared to suggest that HMG had not seen or sought evidence of successful interference in UK democratic processes”.
COLD WAR HAWKS HIJACK PARLIAMENT
Most names in the report are redacted (blacked out). One of the few names in the report is Ben Nimmo of Integrity Initiative, an FCO disinformation effort aimed at perceived enemies. Other names: Anne Applebaum, Edward Lucas, Christopher Donnelly, all associated with Integrity Initiative. Mr pee-pee dossier Christopher Steele… and CPUSA Oligarch Spawn William Browder.
Thus the entire report seems to be the work of Mi6-FCO disinformation group.
According to Chief of the General Staff Sir Nick Carter speaking two months ago, the British Army has 3-4,000 propagandists working at any one time, with 20,000 people available at short notice.
As UK Column’s Mike Robinson says, it takes few people to influence social media. If the Army is using 3,000 people that is a staggering number and it is utter hypocrisy to criticize Russia or anybody else of doing this.
UK Column Eastern Approaches correspondent Alex Thomson used to work in GCHQ. He describes the authors of the report as Cold War hawks of a corporate type, and says these people have an outdated view having rubbed shoulders with Eastern European dissidents who see Russia behind everything. The Applebaum and Lucas types amplify this perception.
As in the U.S. where the NSA often dissents from the CIA’s assessment that “Russia did it,” the UK Foreign Office-Mi6 people have lost patience with the rest of the intelligence service and have instead harnessed the military and Parliament, prompting MPs to validate intelligence when MPs do not have the role to decide whether intelligence is right or not. Oversight is not the same as deciding upon the validity of intelligence. Thomson said the Parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee is supposed to represent the People not the Government… and certainly not the military or a particular Foreign Office assessment.
CENTRALIZATION OF POWER IN UK CABINET OFFICE
Russiagate UK is not stopping the UK Government from behaving in an increasingly Soviet manner.
Alex Thomson says the buck-passing on wear-don’t-wear masks, get-exemption-forms-no-exemption-forms is a Soviet tactic of opacity, onion-like layers of officialdom, one referring you to another. NHS England has passed the buck to Public Health England. In turn PHE has realized like a canny Soviet bureaucrat where the power lies: the power vertical leads to 70 Whitehall, The Cabinet Office.
Thomson sees great danger behind this apparent mask farce. The buck passing is a distraction while civil rights are being dismantled across Europe.
CO-ORDINATED ATTACK ON CIVIL RIGHTS
Alex Thomson says the Dutch authorities considered a draft bill mandating searches of homes to check that people are staying a meter-and-a-half from non-relatives including foster children.
In Germany the town of Gütersloh, which is the HQ of publishing group Bertelsmann, is under heavy military presence because it is a hot-spot of COVID. Military are demanding people take on-the-spot tests.
In Ireland a member of the Dail says Gardai should have the power to enforce tests on more than 1,000 people who have failed to attend an appointment for a test.
In the UK the Department of Health and Social Care guidelines say police will support heath inspectors who can take any person to an isolation facility, NHS facility or anywhere they consider suitable. They can also take your children when you are not present. If you refuse to comply voluntarily “we would seek to impose measures”.
This is developing right across the European continent – you home is no longer your castle, laws are being discussed to let inspectors enter any home at any time.
IRISH CONSTITUTION IN THE FIRING LINE
Alex Thomson: “It does not surprise me that they are having a go at the Irish constitution first. The Constitution of Ireland (Bunreacht na hÉireann) is on a par with the Constitution of the U.S. as one of the finest in the world.” The section on fundamental rights is being systematically dismantled, starting with the pretense of granting sexual freedoms such as same-sex marriage and abortion.
However, these new laws bear down upon Article 40.5 which says “the dwelling of every citizen is inviolable and shall not be forcibly entered save in accordance with law” (a statute upon the limits of the state’s power).
“American patriots say you can have a very fine Constitution but if you stop bleeding for it and treat it as a piece of paper. If you have politicians now saying the Bill of Rights is above my pay grade then what is the Constitution worth?”
This is not legal, says Thomson, but is a matter of growing police habits and bluster – rather than law – but it is happening in a co-ordinated manner across the Continent.
UK CONSTITUTION CIRCUMVENTED
This Constitutional wrecking began in the 1990s. It has nothing to do with parties. The motivation comes from the bureaucracy.
Thompson points out that under the Tony Blair government, minister Mo Mowlam considered it a demotion from being Northern Ireland secretary when she was given the Cabinet Office minister post. Since Cameron’s coalition with the Lib Dems government, the Cabinet Office has gained power copying the NZ’s Cabinet Office manual written by Gus O’Donnell which laid out the Constitution to suit the likes of the government. The Cabinet Office nomenlatura under Gordon Brown co-opted the other parties into a new arrangement. Common Purpose’s Julia Middleton was talking about coalition government before it was a fact.
THE HIDDEN HAND – THE INVISIBLE COLLEGE
Alex Thomson says the country is being steered by an invisible hand: The Invisible College has captured ways of doing science and intelligence. This group of plotters captured the natural sciences by founding in 1660 The Royal Society and that spun off The British Academy the year after Queen Victoria died to control funding in the arts. In the 1970s The Royal Academy of Engineering was launched by the Duke of Edinburgh and in 1998 after Blair came to power, The Academy of Medical Sciences.
For example, there were already the three Royal Colleges of Surgeons, Physicians, and General Practitioners – so this is not representing medicine but capturing science and the funding that goes with it. This is one clique that controls the funding and the narrative, setting the bounds of perception of the policy makers.
Further reading: The Invisible College – The Great European Secret: William Stuart
Notes from UK Column News – 22nd July 2020
“We don’t need no steenkin’ constitution”.
You think it would make any difference? Ever heard of the United States?
My point exactly, John!
Sorry, lol – irony doesn’t always translate well to “print”.
Oh my gawd, give me the smelling salts and laudanum on my lace handkerchief as I lay sweating on my chaise lounge whilst reading Proust.
A good piece, Kit.
A la recherche du temps perdu
Oh, forgot to mention, the discussion about Proust’s book starts at 2 mins 30 seconds in the above link.
It requires signing in unfortunately.
In English please. I only do English and Russian. The latter badly.
Reading that so-called ‘report’ leaves a feeling of despair, on various fronts. The abysmal writing style is typical of a woke twentysomething. Either that or it is deliberately written in woke speak, replete with repetative phraseology in an informal, chatty prose. The agenda driven opinion delivered as fact is jaw-dropping in parts, to the extent that is comes across as a spoof piece. Yet it will pass unchallenged in any real sense. Meanwhile they get the peasantry to concentrate on the more pressing issues of the day.
Now, where did I put that mask??
I think you’d look good in one Borncynic.
Apropos Christopher Steele: It also seems that British Intelligence plays a fundamental role in the coup d’etat against the elected president of the USA:
“NYT, FBI, SPY INSIDE WH. NEW DOCS PROVE COUP PLOT TO REMOVE TRUMP”
EVERYONE in the global establishment hates and despises Trump. He broke the system by getting elected the old-fashioned way: with a majority of the voters.
The political parties thought they had prevented that 150 years ago (or more).
(See especially the last few paragraphs).
He didn’t have a majority of the voters – he had a majority in the electoral college. Since the Democrats do not dispute the electoral college they did not officially challenge Trump’s election.
Personally I think the electoral college is an archaic and undemocratic system but that is a matter for the Americans.
THIS posted on facebook a couple of hours ago:
Howya friends. Little bit of news. I’ve a couple of mates who work for Google. They both must remain anonymous of course. They drip feed me bits of information from time to time. Around four years ago, one of them told me that the demonetisation of alternative news channels would become standard. He was right as I learned when my original YouTube channel, which had nearly 100,000 subscribers, was deleted for no reason, three years ago.
I heard from him this morning. He told me two things. He said that when the covid vaccine is ready, or shortly before then, Google/YouTube is planning to take down thousands of channels that have traditionally hosted open discussion around vaccine safety. They will do this he said, in tandem with Facebook and Twitter. According to him, discussions between all three have already taken place. He reckons it’ll be the biggest culling to date, of content creators and independent vloggers/commentators.
While this may be unsurprising, it is important news and I trust him implicitly. He also said that it is his belief (and I’ve said as much myself) that Russian interference claims are nothing but a smokescreen for mass censorship. They (the royal they), know damn well that the Russians are not responsible for spreading anti-vaccine information online, pro-Brexit propaganda or information about 5G. They KNOW he said, that these initiatives are grassroots organisations, set up by genuinely concerned citizens, but that the easiest way to legislate for them and ultimately to censor them, is to blame Russia. Problem Reaction Solution. He’s right. Again I have said as much many times.
Last year, Professor Julian Petley, one of the UK’s finest journalists and teachers, told me before an interview that he was worried about me. He’d been attending journalist conferences and one or two conferences on fake news. Julian is an unswerving proponent of free speech. He said my name was coming up a lot and that there may be some movement against me or the show. When I told him that I wasn’t working for anyone and was broadcasting from a home studio rather than a radio station, he was somewhat relieved, but nonetheless told me to watch my back.
This morning, my Google mate said that The RA Show is on a shortlist of programmes to not only be removed from YouTube (which I don’t care about at all), but also to be removed from Google search results too. He said the RA show replacement channel, which has 31,000 subs, has in reality many more, but they’re not being counted. Worse still he said, the viewing numbers are fixed so that less than one in ten views are shown. The point of this he went on, is to dissuade people from watching, people apparently being more inclined to watch content that’s showing hundreds of thousands of views.
Now I couldn’t give a fiddlers about YT viewing figures or subscribers as you well know. The bulk of my audience listens live as it is a live radio show, or they grab the podcast from iTunes, Spotify, Podomatic etc. And viewing/listening numbers say nothing about the quality of a show in any case, but it’s important to note this, cos they ain’t just doing it to me.
Asked if there’s any concern among his fellow employees about what is happening, my mate said no. Or at least nobody has said anything. Maybe they are like him, worried about the prospect of losing a tech job, being labelled a troublemaker and struggling to get another one. Share this widely as your favourite Youtubers need to know that this mass cull is coming to coincide with the arrival of the covid-vaccine, so that they can back up their videos, something which they should be doing, but many don’t. Anyhow, thanks for reading. I’m on air at 5. Loads to do. Speak later.
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What about Bitchute?
If all independent content creators migrate from YouTube, Facebook and Twitter over there, it would be a great bit of commercial suicide, would it not for those three bought corporations?
That may explain Google’s little test tantrum yesterday. Perhaps it is time to start organizing now for a large body of well prepared concerned humans to pay Google Corporate a visit if they attempt the same stunt again.
Anyone know who’s behind Brand New Tube that seems to have popped up recently? Haven’t looked in depth but not much about who they are on the internet.
UK based no censorship platform attracting some good people ( Ryan Dawson , Shaun Attwood , Judy Mikovits among others ) who have been persecuted by Google and YT.
It was set up as a direct response to the censorship . I support it … hope others will too.
Perhaps many across the ‘woke left’ would be willing to overlook all other implications of this report for any slight scent that it might help Brexit be overturned.