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Boris Johnson 'Bamboozled' by Scientific Data

by Oui Wed Dec 6th, 2023 at 07:51:51 AM EST

Let the bodies pile high ... a model for Trump in USA and Mark Rutte, Dutch PM, to let SARS CoV-19 fly ... herd immunity. At least in the UK there is a parliamentary investigation and both Trump and Johnson were sacked by forces for their incompetence. Rutte is on a nice path of his career towards the highest security job with NATO in Brussels. His coalition Rutte IV lost nearly half of seats in Parliament (Tweede Kamer). Yesterday 80 members of the 150 seat Tweede Kamer said good-bye.


Boris Johnson considered 'raid' on vaccine plant in the Netherlands | The Guardian |

Covid inquiry expected to be told former PM was open to ’military options' to obtain ’impounded' jabs from factory in Leiden

Boris Johnson's appearance before the Covid-19 inquiry is not until Wednesday but it is already making headlines in the Netherlands amid a mixture of amusement and alarm at claims he asked for British spies to plan a "raid" on a Dutch vaccine plant.

The operation - according to sources who briefed Johnson's employer, the Daily Mail - would have taken place against the backdrop of a tit-for-tat row in March 2021 between the then prime minister and the EU, which was moving towards restricting exports of vaccines across the Channel.

An "enraged" Johnson asked security services to draw up "military options" to obtain "impounded" doses of AstraZeneca vaccine from a plant in Leiden after Britain had negotiated a deal with the company.

But while Britain's security services were spared their biggest debacle on Dutch soil since Operation Market Garden, the claim has been widely reported on front pages in the Netherlands. Elsewhere, Russian state media generated a po-faced report on the claims, interspersing clips of Johnson with footage of British special forces and overlaying them with a sinister backing track.

The Dutch ministry of foreign affairs confirmed it was "aware" of the report but declined to comment.

From my diary ...

EU Threatens to Stop Export Oxford AZ Vaccines | 20 March 2021 |

Has produced vaccines since December and could provide 5m doses per month ... however Oxford AstraZeneca UK has failed to request EMA approval for the manufacturing plant. Thus no vaccines could be distributed to the EU-27 countries but would be exported elsewhere.

EU steps back from export ban, approves Dutch plant at centre of UK row | RTL News - 26 March, 2021 |

The EU's drug watchdog gave the green light to the Dutch Halix factory to produce AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine, which has been at the heart of a bitter dispute with Britain.

The European Medicines Agency also granted approval to a Pfizer/BioNTech plant in Marburg, Germany and a manufacturing site for the Moderna vaccine in Switzerland, the EMA said in a statement. Brussels has threatened to block exports to the UK from the Halix plant in Leiden in the Netherlands until drugs giant AstraZeneca makes good on its promised vaccine deliveries to the bloc.

"A new manufacturing site has been approved for the production of AstraZeneca's Covid-19 vaccine active substance," the Amsterdam-based EMA said in a statement.

"The Halix site is located in Leiden, the Netherlands, and will bring the total number of manufacturing sites licensed for the production of the active substance of the vaccine to four."

The Dutch too suffered from very high death rate, higher than stats would indicate due to refusal to let elderly with symptoms of Covid-19 enter medical facilities. They died at home and were declared died of "old age" or natural causes. No coronavirus test was taken.

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UK leader Rishi Sunak faces a Conservative crisis over his blocked plan to send migrants to Rwanda

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak was struggling to avert a leadership crisis on Thursday after his plan to revive a blocked asylum deal with Rwanda triggered turmoil in his party and the resignation of his immigration minister.

Robert Jenrick quit the government late Wednesday, saying a bill designed to override a court block on the Rwanda plan "does not go far enough" and won't work.

He said the government had pledged to "stop the boats" bringing migrants to Britain across the English Channel and must do "whatever it takes to deliver this commitment."

Suella Braverman urges Rishi Sunak to 'change course' over Rwanda bill following Jenrick resignation | Sky News today |

The former home secretary said she believed the prime minister's emergency legislation "won't work" - and that he must be prepared to "totally exclude international law".

Recently ...

Britain's Top Court Sinks Rwanda Migrant Deal | VOA - 15 Nov. 2023 |

BreXit was all about immigration and ECJ jurisdiction above U.K. laws on ecology and human rights. Sliding backwards into the abyss ... not closing gap to a EU by itself turning towards fascism ... Downing Street leading the far-right across the European continent ... close ties to former Soviet satellites states, more hostilities, Russophobia and ????

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Thu Dec 7th, 2023 at 10:35:21 AM EST
Just three weeks ago ...

Rishi Sunak holds press conference on Rwanda plan after Supreme Court defeat

UKIP leader Farage in 2015 STOP THE BOATS ... stop the Germans and Angela Merkel ...

Real root cause ... stopping development aid Third World countries and the series of wars of choice in Iraq-Libya-Syria - war refugees after total destruction .... STOP THE WARS ☮️

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Thu Dec 7th, 2023 at 10:35:59 AM EST
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Brexit: Why is there a row over the European Court of Justice? | BBC News |

"Take back control" was a key slogan of the Vote Leave campaign

Vague promises to take back control of our laws suddenly became a very specific promise to end the jurisdiction of the ECJ in the UK. It became a government red line. But that did not stop the government signing up to the NI Protocol, complete with ECJ oversight.



'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Thu Dec 7th, 2023 at 02:07:57 PM EST
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Breaking the Chains: Asylum-seeking children and young people from Albania

Of the 7,948 people who were referred into the National Referral Mechanism for the identification and protection of victims of modern slavery (the NRM) in the first two quarters of 2022, 2,138 (27%) were Albanians. This is an increase but not exactly a meteoric rise when compared with the overall rate of those being referred into the mechanism from 2014 until 2021, with 9,307 Albanians making up 17% of all 55,431 individuals referred. In fact, Albanians have for some time formed one of the largest groups trafficked into the UK.

Similarly, whilst Albanian nationals currently form the largest number of those arriving by boat, the proportion does not any way near 80%, being closer to 32% (12,000 of 38,000 arrivals during 2022).



'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Thu Dec 7th, 2023 at 02:09:30 PM EST

Migration deal: Physically in Albania, legally in Italy | Brussels Times - 28 Nov. 2023 |

Only migrants rescued in international waters, by the Italian coast guard, will be sent to the centers in Albania. During the journey, the vessels will avoid Italian waters. According the Commission, Member States have a right to extend their jurisdiction to other countries.

The Commission says that it has reason to believe that Italy will apply the principle of non-refoulement. The principle prohibits states from transferring or removing individuals from their jurisdiction or effective control when there are substantial grounds for believing that the person would be at risk of irreparable harm upon return and serious human rights violations.

Another question is whether Albania could be considered a safe country for migrants. There is also a risk that migrants released from the centers might not be returned to their countries of origin and instead try to enter the EU via the "Balkan route".

Contrary to practice in Italy, where asylum seekers are free to leave the centres while waiting for the decision, border procedures on detention will apply in the centres in Albania.



'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Thu Dec 7th, 2023 at 02:10:30 PM EST
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Making a Killing: The €1.2 Billion Arms Pipeline to Middle East | OCCRP |

Meanwhile, over the past two years, as the thousands of tons of weapons fly south, hundreds of thousands of refugees have fled north from the conflicts that have killed more than 400,000 people. But while Europe has shut down the refugee route, the billion euro pipeline sending arms by plane and ship to the Middle East remains open - and very lucrative.

The cycle of violence, arms trafficking, wars and human trafficking.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Thu Dec 7th, 2023 at 02:15:30 PM EST
Albania an excellent choice to meet International human rights law ...

The war on terror, detention, training jihadists at Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo.

The Coming Balkan Caliphate: The Threat of Radical Islam to Europe and the West

The first seeds were planted in the mid 90s under the Bill Clinton administration through the illegal arms supply to Bosnian Muslim fighters during the Balkan wars ...

Night flights C-130 with arms and munitions landed at Tuzla, coordinated by the U.S., use of Turkish aircraft with Saudi and Qatari funding ... OBL and Afghanistan l'histoire se répète.

The first base of Al Qaeda in Europe was established ... thanking Bill and Hillary.

'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Thu Dec 7th, 2023 at 02:17:19 PM EST
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'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Thu Dec 7th, 2023 at 11:07:09 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Thu Dec 7th, 2023 at 11:07:55 PM EST
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Speech by the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Liesje Schreinemacher, on the occasion of the Srebrenica genocide commemoration on 11 July 2023 in The Hague

8,372 names. 8,372 names are listed on the memorial in Potočari. 8,372 names of innocent victims. Some not even 15 years' old. They were murdered in cold blood in the hills around Srebrenica. And it was a premeditated act. An act motivated solely by blind, implacable hatred. Hatred of a community that had lived for centuries in Bosnia. Even now, words cannot convey the staggering scale of this genocide.

Srebrenica is the ultimate warning of what can happen if our societies are poisoned by polarisation, racism and ethnic nationalism. And this dark chapter has not yet been closed. Far from it. The pain is still felt every day. Today we come together to remember and pay our respects to all the victims of the genocide in Srebrenica. Our thoughts are with all the fathers, sons, brothers, nephews and friends who are no longer with us.



'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Thu Dec 7th, 2023 at 02:22:29 PM EST
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Decades ago when human rights mattered in Dutch foreign policy ...

Dutch FM Bernard Bot Needs Proper Answers from U.S. State Dep't | Nov. 2005 |

THE HAGUE Nov. 24 -- When CIA-prisons and detainee abuse in Europe is proven to be true, the Dutch will reconsider their participation in Enduring Freedom by its special forces in Afghanistan.

FM Berhard Bot made this statement in parliament this morning. The State of the Netherlands has formally requested a clarification from the chargé d'affaires of the U.S. Embassy in The Hague earlier this week. A possible use of Schiphol Airport for the spook transport of prisoners by the CIA has been put forward for answers.

The 'consequences' FM Bot referred to, is possible suspension of Dutch Special Forces operation under U.S. Command in Afghanistan. Participation of an extension within NATO to the Afghan province of Uruzgan within the ISAF contingent, may also be at stake.

[link "participation" shows Dutch election results in those years, leaning to left of center]



'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Thu Dec 7th, 2023 at 02:23:21 PM EST
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Twenty years ago, after the wars in ex-Yugoslavia, the European Union said that the future of the western Balkan countries would be within the European Union. They would, as soon as possible, join the EU. Today, however, Serbia, Kosovo, Albania and the others, still don't belong to the EU. Why is that?



'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Thu Dec 7th, 2023 at 02:24:15 PM EST


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