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Great Start for Sunak: Rees-Mogg Sacked

by Oui Tue Oct 25th, 2022 at 02:03:54 PM EST

!Cleaning house ...

BBC News

  • The prime minister is now starting to shape his cabinet
  • Jacob Rees-Mogg, one of Boris Johnson's most loyal supporters, has resigned as business secretary while Brandon Lewis has stepped down as justice secretary
  • Work and Pensions Secretary Chloe Smith, Environment Secretary Ranil Jayawardena, Welsh Secretary Robert Buckland and Tory Party chairman Jake Berry have also left their roles
  • In a short farewell speech earlier, Liz Truss defended her legacy of trying to push through tax cuts and said leaders needed to be bold
  • Sunak is the UK's third leader in seven weeks after winning a Tory leadership contest triggered by Truss stepping down
  • Sunak has ruled out an early general election, despite calls from Labour, the Scottish National Party, the Liberal Democrats and the Green Party

Humility, not a trait of Tory Conservatives …

Forming a new cabinet …

Who is quitting before getting sacked:

[Work in progress ... will be updated 🚸🔥

Duncan Smit MP : "Economic downturn is global, not due to __ [Tories refrain from mentioning Brexit again]. Europe is worse off ... France and especially Germany are in deep trouble."

I am trying to find the transcript, but that is what I understood Duncan framed it ...

🇺🇦 #UKsupportsNato

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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Oct 25th, 2022 at 05:34:06 PM EST
Still Some Brexit Bitterness by Iain Duncan Smith

IDS hits back after BBC plays clip of TV anchors mocking UK 'They have their own problems'

Conservative stalwart Iain Duncan Smith hit back at claims that Britain was a laughing stock in the world after he pointed to the problems faced by countries that were mocking the UK.

Iain Duncan Smith said the countries that were "talking about our problems" face their own crises. The remarks followed Laura Kuenssberg's claim that the world "is laughing at us" after the furore surrounding Liz Truss' tenure in office.

The BBC political host played a clip of TV anchors around the world discussing Ms Truss' resignation and the political crisis engulfing Britain and the Conservative Party.

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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Oct 25th, 2022 at 06:46:48 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Oct 25th, 2022 at 05:36:08 PM EST
Austerity could be more difficult this time round, says Lord King | The Guardian - Oct. 23, 2022 |

The government needs to be honest about the "reduction in our national standard of living" which has been caused by the war in Ukraine and other global factors, the former governor of the Bank of England, Mervyn King has told Laura Kuenssberg.

There are three main challenges that the UK faces including high inflation, high national debt and the fact the country is "saving far too little" and not investing enough, he added.

He said the best way to tackle inflation is through "slow growth" and pinned the blame on central banks around the world who "made the mistake during the lockdown period of thinking they should print a lot of money" to support the economy whilst covid was causing it to contract.

He also warned that the UK could face a period that is "more difficult" than the period of austerity under former Chancellor George Osbourne.

Meanwhile ex-leader of the Tories Iain Duncan Smith outlined the possible pros and cons of a Johnson or Sunak government.

Johnson "cuts through" to the public but he is still facing an inquiry into Partygate and it is not clear how well he can focus on administration, Duncan Smith says.

However, in his view, Sunak is good at government administration but the "jury's out" on if he can campaign well.

Prof Jane Green, director of the Nuffield Politics Research Centre, cast doubt on Johnson's popularity, saying "he's a very polarising character" who did not have "very high popularity" compared to Theresa May, although he was favoured by those who voted leave in the EU referendum.

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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Oct 25th, 2022 at 05:37:07 PM EST
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by Cat on Tue Oct 25th, 2022 at 05:44:21 PM EST
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JFC, Mervyn, you were best man at a dear friend's wedding and all, but you're shoveling disingenuous rubbish with a Rio Tinto earth mover.  Let's examine a few things you were involved in that may have had something to do with the current mess.  Did you ever take Tony aside and advise him it may not be the best idea to go all in on Chimpy McSmirkster's family feud in Iraq?  No, you didn't.  Did you join with Clownspan in doing nothing to head off the housing bubble, and after it popped did you do nothing other than bail out the banksters?  Yes, you did.  Did you back Osborne's 2010 austerity plan even though there was NO sign of a recovery?  Yes, you did.  Did you support a no-deal Brexit, alleging it would have minimal effect on the UK?  Yes, you did.  In spite of being at the financial control levers for much of the 90s and 00s, did you ever suggest it might be a bad idea to allow the new Russian feudal lords unrestricted access to launder their loot through UK brass-plates and London banks and real estate?  No, you didn't.  Do you think any of that had anything to do with the current reduction in the UK's standard of living?  Apparently you don't.  And do you think any of that had anything to do with either the refugee crisis caused by instability in the Middle East or the drive by NATO and the EU into the former East Bloc?  Again, apparently you don't.  It's good to be King.
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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Oct 25th, 2022 at 06:48:17 PM EST

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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Oct 25th, 2022 at 06:49:29 PM EST
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Sunak may deprioritise Rees-Mogg Brexit bill to switch off 2,400 EU laws

Rishi Sunak is considering deprioritising Jacob Rees Mogg's controversial legislation to switch off 2,400 retained EU laws that cover everything from holiday pay rights to environmental protections and aircraft safety.

The new prime minister has been told it would take 400 staff in the business department alone to review 300 pieces of legislation that resulted from directives, decisions and EU rules over the past 50 years, the Financial Times reported.

According to a government website outlining the scope of the retained EU law (revocation and reform) bill, a further 570 laws would have to be reviewed by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs before the deadline of the end of 2023.

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by Oui (Oui) on Thu Oct 27th, 2022 at 01:56:32 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Thu Oct 27th, 2022 at 01:57:42 PM EST
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European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, as amended;
European Union (Withdrawal) (No. 6) Bill (HC Bill 433)
European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2019 (repealed)
Changes to legislation: There are currently no known outstanding effects for the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2019 (repealed).
Introductory Text

1.Duties in connection with Article 50 extension

2.Procedure for ensuring domestic legislation matches Article 50 extension

3.Interpretation, commencement, extent and short title

by Cat on Thu Oct 27th, 2022 at 02:48:56 PM EST
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I missed this one of his campaign 😂

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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Oct 25th, 2022 at 09:14:01 PM EST
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"Braverman named home secretary, Gove returns"
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needs moar ...

... Amber RUDD!
See also What changed in the reshuffles? 2016-2018 GRAPHIC WARNING
by Cat on Tue Oct 25th, 2022 at 10:12:26 PM EST
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Now Rees-Mogg can devote more time to training for the Upper-Class Twit of the Year contest.

I wonder if Sunak will continue to inveigh against solar farms the way Truss, Rees-Mogg, and Jayawardena did.  Stupid, stupid, stupid when we have nearly 20 years of data which shows that agricultural land can be shaded up to 1/3 without reducing yield:  http://solarray.blogspot.com/2019/09/agrophotovoltaics-agriphotovoltaics.html

If only it wasn't giving in to those dirty, filthy hippies, Sunak could even "Insulate Britain" and reduce energy costs while reducing greenhouse gases too (while helping to kick Putin's carbon war into the trash heap of history).

Solar IS Civil Defense

by gmoke on Tue Oct 25th, 2022 at 07:53:33 PM EST
I don't understand how this alters the HOC vote, but Rishi Sunak will keep ban on fracking in UK, No 10 confirms. The Guardian report does not splain, but fills this plot whole with a nifty cabinet shuffle infographic.

I'd like to understand, too, how Braverman who resigned with priti coarse words for immigrants from Truss' Home office 2 weeks ago as was momentarily replaced by Schapp by the same PM, is NEW! and he's not.

Do you suppose Modi won't notice?

by Cat on Wed Oct 26th, 2022 at 10:39:52 PM EST
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Fracking vote brought down Liz Truss 😂

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Oct 26th, 2022 at 10:57:29 PM EST
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by Cat on Thu Oct 27th, 2022 at 03:04:52 AM EST
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BBC | Dover migrant centre: Man found dead near scene of fire attack, 30 Oct
Two people who had been inside the centre suffered minor injuries in the attack. Kent Police, which is leading the investigation, is not currently treating the incident as terrorism. Home Secretary Suella Braverman described the attack as "distressing".
[Dover MP Nathalie] Elphicke said the motivation of the perpetrator was so far unknown, but the centre is "a well-known facility" where small boats arrive before people are taken 20 miles away to the Manston asylum processing centre in Kent.

The Dover site remained open but around 700 suspected [?!] migrants were moved to Manston -- about 15 miles (24 km) away -- for their safety during the initial stages of the police investigation.

Guardian | Embattled Braverman insists she is not at fault for Manston CRISIS, 31 Oct
The embattled home secretary claimed she had "never blocked" the use of hotels to ease pressure on the asylum processing centre in Kent or ignored legal advice on the matter - despite multiple sources insisting that she had been warned over the conditions.
BBC | 'Dangerous situation', 26 Oct
Mr Neal, independent chief inspector of borders and immigration, visited the site at Manston Airport on Monday and warned it had already passed the point of being unsafe. He told MPs he had written to the home secretary [Rt Hon. Grant Shapps?] about the dangerous conditions at the centre, run by the Home Office.

Migrants are meant to be held at the facility, which opened in January, for 24 hours for checks before being moved to immigration detention centres or asylum accommodation -- currently hotels.
Home Office officials told the committee the nationality of those crossing the Channel was changing, with Albanians now the biggest group.

"The rise has been exponential and we think that is, in the main, due to the fact that Albanian criminal gangs have gained a foothold in the north of France and they've begun facilitating very large numbers of migrants," said Dan O'Mahoney, who runs the Home Office's operations concerning small-boat migrants in the Channel. Home Secretary Suella Braverman has said she wants to use the Nationality and Borders Bill to prosecute many more migrants illegally arriving in Kent.

Braverman, already under fire over the security breach [!] that saw her sacked ["resign"] as home secretary less than a fortnight ago, faced growing pressure over the situation at Manston on Monday. The centre is now housing 4,000 migrants, more than double its capacity, leading to disease and a heightened the risk of unrest.
"Let's stop pretending that they are all refugees in distress. The whole country knows that is not true ... We need to be straight with the public. The system is broken. Illegal migration is out of control and too many people are interested in playing political parlour games, covering up the truth, than solving the problem."

Braverman told MPs she had not blocked the use of hotels to ease pressure on Manston - but it was unclear whether that also meant she had not blocked their procurement. "I've never ignored legal advice. As a former attorney, I know the importance of taking legal advice into account," she said.

by Cat on Mon Oct 31st, 2022 at 10:47:06 PM EST
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by Cat on Wed Oct 26th, 2022 at 07:44:55 PM EST
A long history ... Dutch royalty used RBS to stall their wealth, a grand fortune. Appears much had gone wrong for many years. ABN Amro and predecessors, a 300 year history: The slavery history of historical predecessors of ABN AMRO

RBS offers poisoned chalice to next investment bank boss | Reuters - Feb. 7, 2013 |

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Oct 26th, 2022 at 08:50:46 PM EST
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The Elite Fraternity Class Fiasco | The Green Amsterdammer - May 2007 |

While in the Netherlands the mismanagement of the top of ABN Amro is mourned and the commotion against 'activist shareholders' reaches new heights, children far away in Africa are cheering. Indeed, by poor children in Africa, because not only the shareholders of ABN Amro, but also they benefit from the judgment of the Financial Chamber in Amsterdam.

The hedge fund TCI, or the 'Children's Investment Fund Management', wrote a letter to ABN Amro on 20 February, terrifying the chairman of the board, Rijkman Groenink. The CEO immediately stood on the sidewalk with nodding knees at director Nout Wellink of De Nederlandsche Bank. In the letter, TCI criticized its strategy, the bank's underperformance and the correspondingly low share valuation. The children's fund casually proved that investors did indeed have little faith in the current management. Within a day after the letter became known, ABN Amro rose by ten percent.

Rishi Sunak: the bit-part hedge fund partner now managing the economy | The Guardian - March 2020 |

Most infamously, TCI launched a campaign against the Dutch bank ABN Amro in 2007, which resulted in its sale to the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). The deal loaded RBS with crippling debt and led to a £45.5bn government bailout. The Treasury says Sunak played no role in that deal.

Gross incompetence by Dutch National Bank and former VVD leader Gerrit Zalm.

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Oct 26th, 2022 at 08:52:31 PM EST
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Times of India | Why Suella Braverman's re-appointment as UK home secretary is causing such an uproar, 27 Oct in UK parliament
"Braverman's appointment makes a mockery of Sunak's claims to be bringing integrity to Nomber 10," Liberal Democrats home affairs spokesperson Alistair Carmichael said, adding" "There must be a full independent inquiry by the Cabinet Office into her appointment, including any promises Sunak made to her behind closed doors."

Carmichael said that Braverman should be sacked if it is confirmed she "repeadedly broke the ministerial code and threatened national security", adding: "A home secretary who broke the rules is not fit for a home office which keeps the rules."
Her tough stance on immigration and her remarks about Indian visa overstayers caused much damage to the ongoing India-UK free trad agreement (FTA) talks. Braverman wants to keep net migration to "tens of thousands" and is keen on reducing over all migration, as stipulated in the 2019 Tory manifesto.

by Cat on Thu Oct 27th, 2022 at 03:08:09 PM EST
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Center of Psychoville | No 10 alarm as Boris Johnson plans to attend Cop27 climate summit, 29 Oct
"Johnson's involvement would be seen as both an implicit criticism of Sunak for not going and an attempt to maintain and bolster his profile just a week after he abandoned his own attempts at a dramatic comeback to No 10. Several sources close to Johnson did not deny that he was set to go."
by Cat on Sun Oct 30th, 2022 at 07:21:33 PM EST
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Paul Bledsoe, a former Clinton White House climate adviser who is now with the Progressive Policy Institute in Washington, said:

"Boris Johnson's erstwhile climate advocacy, which emerged only at Glasgow, is nonetheless a welcome example that US conservatives and others rightwing parties would do well to imitate.

by Cat on Sun Oct 30th, 2022 at 07:24:31 PM EST
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F24 | New UK PM Rishi Sunak delays release of economic plan to repair budget shortfall
Mr Market sell-off: "long-dated gilt yields hit new session high"
by Cat on Wed Oct 26th, 2022 at 08:14:49 PM EST

Sunak dismantles remainder of Truss legacy on first full day in office

Prime minister abandons fracking and refuses to guarantee pensions triple lock or defence spending rise

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by Oui (Oui) on Thu Oct 27th, 2022 at 05:47:27 AM EST
~ ancient Afro-merican adage

TASS | Indian, Pakistani, 100% British? What do Indians think of Rishi Sunak?, 27 Oct "classic Russian technique"

"The new British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will determine the nature of his cabinet's relations with India based primarily on the interests of the UK, and his Indian origin will influence his decisions only if they are beneficial to his country (i.e., the UK - ed. ed.). )," said Nandan Unnikrishnan, a well-known Indian political scientist and honorary researcher at the Observer Research Foundation in New Delhi.

He is sure that Sunak's policy towards India will be determined by his priorities towards Great Britain. "Sunak's so-called Indian origin - I emphasize the so-called - is unlikely to influence his policies if it is not in the interests of his country," added the interlocutor, who is sure that the new British prime minister cannot be seriously called Indian or Pakistani, since he is already the third generation of the family not living in Hindustan.

ORF | Sunak as PM matters for UK, not India, 28 Oct
For a section of the 1.6 million-strong Indian community in the UK, this is clearly a moment of celebration and will probably spur young second- and third-generation members to greater participation in political life. It is also a powerful boost for British soft power, enabling the managers of the "GREAT" Britain campaign to burnish the country's image as a vibrant multicultural society, one that rewards competence over ethnicity, religion or race.

But does it also matter the same way for India? Social media has been abuzz with commentary about the 'Indian' Prime Minister's religious beliefs and the fact that he is a practising Hindu, a teetotaller and a vegetarian who performs gau puja is being projected as a great victory for the Sanatan Dharma and greeted with exuberant tweets of 'Bharat Mata ki Jai'. There is also a propensity to conflate his Indian origin with the advent of a golden era for India-UK relations.

Such fantasies might soon run into the hard realities of domestic politics and national interests. India's relationship with the UK is multi-faceted and complex 300-years-old. The "Roadmap 2030", outlined in May 2021, has set out an ambitious agenda, including a commitment to implement the comprehensive Migration and Mobility Partnership covering the movement of students and professionals.

black faces in high places
~ ancient Afro-merican omen

M.L. King, 28 August 1963 Anglo-merican bankruptcy

It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given its colored people a bad check, a check that has come back marked "insufficient funds."
by Cat on Sat Oct 29th, 2022 at 04:21:41 PM EST
They're not black, they're Tories, 29 Oct licking class conflict
One may be amazed at developments in the kingdom. The fact that Rishi Sunak is the first dark-skinned politician to govern Great Britain is a historic turning point in itself. What's more, his spectacular rise came from a conservative party and not from a left-wing or green party committed to multiculturalism. Some commentators in Germany have seen this as a contradiction that they cannot explain.
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Britain has always attracted elites from distant countries

In contrast to Germany, where immigration from other cultures began with mostly unskilled workers from Turkey [sic], the center of the British Empire has always attracted the elites of distant countries. To this day, the metropolis of London in particular offers highly qualified workers from the so-called global south an attractive destination. They work there as bankers, doctors, lawyers. You can find them in universities, in editorial offices and in parliament. Of course, Great Britain also knows "immigrant poverty" [!], but by and large the traditionally resident population sees newcomers as an enrichment and not as an (economic) burden.

ancestral colonial homelands
There is a strong social gradient among immigrants, which often corresponds to national or cultural origin. Indians, especially those who came from East Africa like Sunak's grandparents, are more successful on the British labor market than immigrants from the Caribbean, for example.

Think tanks and commissions [!] have been trying to objectify the so-called "racism discourse" for a long time. "We no longer live in a Britain where The System is deliberately [!] anti-ethnic minorities," said Tony Sewell, presenting the final report of the government's Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities last year. The black ["negro"] cultural scientist, the son of a Jamaican immigrant family, emphasized that few of the obstacles and inequalities [P > R -C ] that still exist have anything to do with racism.

Diane Abbott WHERE? Obama WHO? Kamala?! rents a WHAT?

Question your morality. But don't be jUdGMenTal!

How to recognize a psychopath, 26 Oct boilerplate sexist psych

Psychopathy is an antisocial personality behavioral FKA mental disorder. A psychopath always focuses only on his own benefit and needs, and in enforcing them he ignores all the rules of social interaction; [x]he exploits other people. Psychopaths also have a severely limited emotional life, they have no compassion, know no remorse[,] and are not afraid of punishment. That's why they can act so antisocial in the first place. Their typical lifestyle is impulsive [FALSE], they constantly seek gratification, severe cases are aimless and live for the day. An above-average number of psychopaths become violent offenders. It is typical for psychopaths to break norms of decency as well as rules and laws.
How are they different from "sociopaths"?
How are they different from narcissists?

Narcissists are much more conformist, they try to achieve their needs for confirmation in a socially functional way, i.e. without causing much  offense ["degrees of atrocity"]. They are not fearless and unrepentant, making a ["]positive impact["] on others is very important to them. Psychopaths don't care what others think of them, they are more uncontrolled[, actually].

[Praxis: Focal point and scale of affect differentiates psycho (specific) from garden-variety neurotic aka sociopathic (general) rational behaviors.- mcs]
There are hardly any women among the ["]pathological["] psychopaths, for example among extremely violent criminals, in whom the psychopathic personality traits are so pronounced that they have a clinically relevant extent. But in the subclinical version, i.e. among people with lower levels of psychopathy < wipes tears >, there are also women - although fewer than men. It has to be said that traditionally criminals are primarily examined for psychopathic characteristics, and these are mainly men. The tools for measuring psychopathy scores have been developed in the prison context and in psychiatry. What is now known: Female clinical psychopaths are more relational in their offenses. Another explanation is also interesting: Traits close to < wipes tears > psychopathy have made men reproductively successful in the past. In other words, characteristics such as dominance, aggressiveness[,] and willingness to use violence, striving for power, willingness to take risks, physical strength, claim to leadership, competitive thinking [?!] and self-confidence [tactical "nuclear posture"?].
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by their character. Never again.
~ Volodymyr Zelensk*

by Cat on Sun Oct 30th, 2022 at 01:47:27 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Oct 29th, 2022 at 10:29:51 PM EST
Great compliment for Liz! 😄 🇬🇧

Liz Truss' phone reportedly hacked by Russian spies while foreign secretary | ITV |

Liz Truss great reception in the Kremlin by FM Sergei Lavrov ... poor conversation as they had no secrets from one another ... espionage all around.

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Oct 30th, 2022 at 09:06:43 AM EST
Liz Truss has joined the club of high officials ... I doubt is was worthwhile 😂

Der Spiegel: NSA Put Merkel on List of 122 Targeted Leaders | The Intercept - March 2014 |

Undoubtedly both the Dutch and Denmark intelligence played a role. The Israeli Pegasus software was also implemented by Spain, Hungary and Poland.

GCHQ and NSA Targeted Private German Companies and Merkel

The phone tapping claims will further strain relations between Berlin and London, as British diplomats work hard to gloss over the effects of the embassy spying operation in the German capital.

A spokeswoman from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said last night: "As part of a long-standing policy, we neither confirm or deny anything that concerns intelligence issues."

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Oct 30th, 2022 at 09:08:38 AM EST
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British politics on the world stage ... what a joke 😡

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Oct 30th, 2022 at 09:09:45 AM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Oct 30th, 2022 at 11:57:58 AM EST
Taking back control? It's the markets that are sovereign over Brexit Britain | The Guardian Opinion |

As Stryker McGuire, the former London bureau chief of Newsweek, has written: "Virtually all the economic arguments in favour of Brexit looked specious at best and cynically misleading at worst." He added: "Brexit is a kind of original sin that sits at the heart of today's UK economy."

The markets gave their vote on Brexit and the Tories' reputation for economic competence by beginning the long decline in the pound immediately after the referendum result. The Truss-Kwarteng growth plan was the reductio ad absurdum. Sovereignty regained? Oh no it wasn't. The Brexiters were not sovereign: the financial markets were.

The markets forced the 1967 devaluation of the pound under prime minister Harold Wilson, and the 1976 recourse to the International Monetary Fund under prime minister James Callaghan and chancellor Dennis Healey. They also forced the pound's ignominious exit from the exchange rate mechanism on Black Wednesday in 1992.

One of the most-remembered episodes of the 1970s was the way that Healey "turned back at the airport" to face the music - the collapse of confidence in the pound - and never went to Manila for the annual meeting of the IMF. But he had recourse to the fund for loans which rescued the situation.

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Oct 30th, 2022 at 12:00:19 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Nov 2nd, 2022 at 08:51:55 PM EST
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You are free now Love ❤️ #Brexit

Inflation is YOUR fault ... less compensation for run-away cost of living ... reinstating Thatcher's trickle down economic for wealth  or Reagan's Voodoo economics ... war 🇺🇸 🇺🇦 🇷🇺 and COVID-19 coming to your homes.

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Nov 18th, 2022 at 03:00:51 PM EST
Still available Dutch AI tax fraud detection and tracking software ... show prolonged. none are stingier than the Dutch under Mark's leadership. #ScuffHumanRights

From 31 December 2023 we will introduce the @OECD 's historic global tax reforms to make sure multinational corporations - including big tech companies - pay the right tax in the countries they operate, so the UK gets its fair share. 

The Energy Profits Levy is being increased & will be extended. We're also introducing a temporary tax on proceeds from electricity generators. 

The taxes capture the extraordinary returns oil & gas & some electricity generators have seen due to global events.

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Nov 18th, 2022 at 03:03:41 PM EST
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The National Living Wage will see its largest ever cash increase, and all National Minimum Wage rates will also receive a boost from April 2023.   

This will help reward workers for hard work and make significant progress on ending low hourly pay by 2024-25.

Fraud is stealing from honest taxpayers. This is why we're investing £280m to help
@DWPgovuk  crack down on fraud, error & debt across the benefit system.  

This funding will help to save £410m in the next two years and save £2.2bn per year by 2027-28.  

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Nov 18th, 2022 at 03:02:15 PM EST

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Nov 18th, 2022 at 03:05:10 PM EST
Not taking responsibility, just partying and putting blame elsewhere. Donors have immunity. Sorry people ... there is still class, fox hunts and closed walking in the meadows of aristocrats.

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Nov 18th, 2022 at 03:06:44 PM EST
Meet the 26th edition of Economic and fiscal outlook (68 pp illustrated), published by the Office of ha.ha. Budget Responsibility. What a hoot! Mssrs Hunt and Sunak must be so proud that schedule conflicts in matters of global significance did not delay this important message.
by Cat on Fri Nov 18th, 2022 at 05:49:13 PM EST
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