Israel’s Best Puppet Shamed

by craig on November 2, 2012 8:34 pm in Uncategorized

The most reliable Israeli mouthpiece in the House of Commons, Dennis MacShane, has today resigned as an MP after stealing £20,000 in expenses. This was not a case of a doubtful claim – MacShane actually created, himself, 19 false invoices.

Why he has not been prosecuted and jailed is a question well worth discussion.

At the time that he stole that money, his long term partner was the journalist Joan Smith, who presumably also benefited from it. She wrote this astonishing article in the Guardian:

” I am sick of my country and this hysteria over MPs. People have been led to believe that we are governed by a corrupt political class. This is sanctimonious nonsense.”

Smith is of course a great expert in sanctimonious nonsense, and a leader of the New Labour war criminal movement in their attacks on Julian assange:

It was BICOM mouthpiece Denis MacShane who attacked Paul Flynn as “antisemitic” for querying the purpose of the long series of meetings between Matthew Gould, Adam Werritty and Liam Fox, some of which included Mossad. In doing so, MacShane did not mention his own role in setting up the first of those meetings, on 8 September 2009, and that he had been present at the start of that meeting. The FCO tried to hide that fact by deleting the entire diary entry for the meeting – but that very act prompted an old colleague to tell me.

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  1. Correct Craig. I sent this e-mail round half an hour ago.

    ‘Why isn’t he in the chokey? He set up a false company and presented fake invoices. Just because he was found out and allowed to repay the money, he is absolved. If it was one of us, we would have had our collars felt.’

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-20178332

  2. larry Levin

    2 Nov, 2012 - 8:51 pm

    Brilliant interview Mr Craig Murray

  3. larry Levin

    2 Nov, 2012 - 8:53 pm

    if he has false invoices check every single invoice of these “honourable” members

  4. Dick the Prick

    2 Nov, 2012 - 8:57 pm

    Stop, stop – i’m crying accrid tears into my beer here. Anyway – you beastly cove, it was the BNP that forged his 19 invoices, gave away his computers, claimed for random computers and flipped his property whilst fiddling his expenses. It was all the BNP.

    As my mother would say, good riddance to bad rubbish. Even when bang to rights it was someone else’s fault. Fuck him.

  5. I heard a report on BBC world service radio. It was astonishing – how nmuch he would miss his beloved Rotherham, and his deep devotion to the Labour Party, as though he did nothing wrong and is a great loss.

    Spending more time with BICOM, no doubt.

  6. Interesting how many Iraq invasion cheerleaders, Blairite spivs and Labour Friends of Israel have ended up exposed as fraudsters and sleazebags. This shows only a fraction of it: http://neoclassics.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/labour-mps-who-backed-invasion-of-iraq.html

  7. larry Levin

    2 Nov, 2012 - 9:02 pm

    how did he get found out ? was it our “truth seeking media” they are trying in parliament to prevent freedom of info having to reveal who MP’s landlords are, hmm security threat apparently

  8. larry Levin

    2 Nov, 2012 - 9:06 pm

    Jimmy Savile had met the Israeli cabinet. Think Israel gave him some medal of honour, suprised Savile did not get a burial spot on the mount of olives next to the other Israeli national treasure Robert Maxwell.

  9. According to MacShane’s Wikipedia entry, he was fired from his first job at the BBC after he used a fake name to call the radio phone-in show he worked on at the time.

  10. John Spencer-Davis

    2 Nov, 2012 - 9:28 pm

    Craig – Denis has only one “n” in the case of this “gentleman”.

  11. GeneralGiap

    2 Nov, 2012 - 9:38 pm

    I first heard Dennis MacShane speak when he was presented as a counter-balance at a New Statesman book launch of the Israeli historian Shlomo Sand’s book ‘ The Invention of the Jewish People ‘ . He presented a pitiful figure , as Sand pointed out some of the more racist aspects of the Israeli state . MacShane unable to debate with an Israeli citizen who knew his own country remained largely silent throughout the book launch capable only of a fews embarrassed smirks and condescending remarks .

  12. Dick the Prick

    2 Nov, 2012 - 9:47 pm

    He was tweeting about Chelsea football club yesterday evening, just a thing. The Standards Committee didn’t leak and executes quickly – that’s kinda cool.

  13. Ok, let’s cut all the crap shall we? Was MacShane Jewish, yes or no?

  14. They let the Israel shill off yet Paul Flynn is persecuted for speaking the truth.

    Paul Flynn MP suspended from Commons in row over Afghanistan
    http://www.itv.com/news/wales/2012-09-18/paul-flynn-mp-expelled-from-commons-in-row-over-afghanistan/

    The House of Commons is farcical.

  15. I love that interview. I think we’ve all been in the position of defending ourselves against intelligent, emotionally manipulative individuals, and it’s hard. But Craig stood up well, and kept calm. In fairness to his interlocutors, they basically don’t seem to be aware of the basic facts of the case, and are arguing from ignorance; we’ve all done it, when we believe in something. The female believes – rightly – that women who are raped are often ignored, and is passionate about this. She should be. Women are raped, and are indeed ignored. But this case is, like all of them, a specific case, and Assange is quite clearly innocent, and I’m sorry she hasn’t availed herself of the facts. I salute CM for naming Anna Ardin. Maybe if I met CM I’d think he was a dick, who knows? But anyone who appears on Newsnight to defend Assange is certainly brave, which is no bad thing. I’ll buy CM a pint if he ever ventures to Sydney.

  16. Are there any moves afoot to charge MacShane under criminal law? Anyone know?

  17. This is what zionism looks like

  18. Errrr – Mcshane was suspended for a year before announcing his resignation?

    Found this pretty dispassionate review of a McShane book here: seems he hadn’t much to offer prosemitism either. Some biographical details too. Polish dad, Irish mum, not Jewish.

    http://www.readperiodicals.com/201010/2265666161.html

  19. Dick the Prick

    2 Nov, 2012 - 11:08 pm

    @Reuben – yeah he’s a jew but much much more than that he’s an immbecile. This is Al Capone meets Last of the Summer Wine. There are so many parochial politicians like this guy that for him to get thrown out is serious shit. The guy is a gift that keeps giving and his faith / race is irrelevant. For him to submit invoices which he patently wrote himself takes some serious head injury – I bet there’s footage. This is unheard of in recent times – it’s amazing. Nadine Dorries called about a ‘suicidal wave spreading over parliament’ back in 2008 – phew, they fucking dodged that tsunami!

  20. Dick the Prick

    2 Nov, 2012 - 11:11 pm

    May want to want over to Guido Fawkes but take tissues everyone, it’s…tragic. Oh, the humanity!

  21. Very amusing – if I had just read a transcript of the interview and didn’t know it was Joan Smith, I would have picked her for a member of the Establishment.

  22. Craig, your criticisms (and those in the comments here) of the thief MacShane are selective. What about his enormous Europhilia? Your own Euroenthusiasm is puzzling. Isn’t the EU contrary to all your principles? (corrupt, wasteful, corporatist, bureaucratic, inward-looking)

  23. He involved his brother Edmund Matyjaszek, a poet. The case has been dragging on for years. A bag egg.

    Former Labour Minister’s £8,000 cash for his poet brother’s ‘translation services’

    20 June 2009

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1194462/Former-Labour-Ministers-8-000-cash-poet-brothers-translation-services.html

  24. Spot on Tony another one bites the dust,cheerio Mc Shane (missing you already) like F

  25. What a tiny country GB is or what a tiny group runs the whole thing. If that is not a tight network with multiple connections: McShane, Smith, CM, Assange, Werwitty and pals.

  26. @ Dick the Prick: 2 Nov, 2012 – 11:11 pm

    “yeah he’s a jew”

    No he’s not, Polish Catholic father, Irish Catholic mother. See: Denis MacShane – Wikipedia for further details.

    mfi

  27. Dick the Prick

    3 Nov, 2012 - 12:12 am

    @mfi. Cheers. Sorry about that.

  28. @ Dick The Prick,

    “This is Al Capone meets Last of the Summer Wine.”

    LOL…That’s a new keyboard you owe me Dick.Can’t stop laughing and the coffee went everywhere…

    What kinda media-whore is Joan Smith anyway? With that terrible logic and worse leopard-skin trousers she truly gives Cougars a bad name.Still…quaff the champers darling…’twas only the plebs that paid for it,after all..

    Bint.

  29. On a side riff i must say i couldn’t give two hoots if he’s a Jew,Muslim,Christian,Buddhist et al…

    A twat is a twat all the world round.

    Particularly a preachy hypocritical fraudulent twat.

    Good riddance.

  30. And as a final restive motif on my posting rondo can i just re-iterate what a pathetic streak of bought and paid for piss Esler is.

    That is all.

    As you were…

  31. This is a clear case of embezlement of public money no different in essence to tax evasion or benefit fraud.

    Why aren’t the media speaking about this in that context?

  32. Tony Blair at UCL – no comeback for the war criminal

    Tony Blair is back in town on the speaking circuit, this time helping to launch a new department at University College London. In a further attempt to extricate himself from the illegal invasion of Iraq – which resulted in hundreds of thousands of civilian casualties – Blair is now billed to speak as an expert on the ‘difficult issues facing markets and economies’ and perhaps most bizarrely one of the most ‘popular politicians in recent times’.

    A letter signed by John Pilger, Tony Benn and academics at London universities, including at UCL, has been sent to college management which criticises what is perceived as an endorsement ‘of Mr Blair [who] took our country to war against Iraq in flagrant violation of the UN Charter and in doing so committed the international crime of aggression.’

    Take action

    •Add your name to the letter to pressure UCL to withdraw Blair’s invitation. http://bit.ly/R0sgh2

    •Join our demonstration on the day of Blair’s visit at UCL to make sure his crimes are not forgotten. bit.ly/R0rD7p

    •Help us spread the news of Blair’s visit by sharing the Facebook event with your contacts: {bitly.com/RAfwf}

    We will meet outside the main gates of the UCL campus on Gower Street at 11am on the 13th November.

    The situation on the ground may change at short notice. If you would like to be kept up-to-date, please e-mail your mobile telephone number to office at stopwar.org.uk to join our texting circle. We will send out alerts on the day.

    To read more about the event Tony Blair is speaking at and UCL’s Institute for Security & Resilience Studies visit {bitly.com/TTUgBp}

  33. MacShane usually sat next to Louise Ellman at the end of one of the green benches. Her son Sean was arrested in 2010 for trading in ‘legal highs’ (originally sold as plant food) without informing purchasers of the risks to health. Then he was given an ASBO. In August this year, he failed to attend a court hearing because he was on holiday! and the hearing was adjourned until September. Then a judge decided that the case would be heard in a magistrates’ court and not a crown court as the prosecution asked. The next hearing takes place this month.

    ‘Alan Conroy, prosecuting, said: “This law has not been used very widely.”

    He argued that the trial should be sent to crown court where the maximum punishment was two years in jail.

    But Jonathan Kirk QC, defending Mr Ellman, said the “novelty” of the case was not enough on its own to merit it being sent to crown court.

    He said the defence case was that the legislation the crown relied upon “does not impact upon this substance”, which was agreed to be a “legal high sold widely across the county”.

    District Judge Nicholas Sanders said the case was suitable to be tried at the magistrates’ court where the maximum penalty was a fine.

    He adjourned the case until 28 November for a two-day trial.’

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-19602288

    Sean Ellman seems to have had the benefit of a good ‘brief’ and an understanding judge.

  34. Petition not working for me, anybody have similar problem / success?

  35. Heartbreaking. Imagine if this happened to our home. And Hague was meeting Ehud Barak in London on the day before this demolition took place. {http://ukinindia.fco.gov.uk/en/news/?view=PressR&id=829937082}

    If we still had universal jurisdiction, perhaps Barak could have been nabbed.

    Beit Arabiya Demolished for the Sixth Time, ICAHD Names Those Responsible
    Thursday, November 1, 2012

    Israeli authorities demolished Beit Arabiya (“Arabiya’s House”) early this morning (Thursday, November 1 2012) for the sixth consecutive time since 1998, following its recent reconstruction in July this year, in the aftermath of its fifth demolition in January 2012. ICAHD names Israeli duty-bearers as personally responsible for policies and practices that may constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity.

    http://www.icahd.org/Beit_Arabiya_Demolished

  36. KingFelix If you meant that STWC petition about Bliar at UCL, it does not work for me either. I have told them. Thanks.

  37. I am just reading Habermas as Mary posts the story on the house of Arabiya, and it fits perfectly with his distinction between the ‘lifeworld’ which centres on the social integration of individuals, of which a family and its home are a powerful symbol, and, in opposition to this, the ‘system’ which provides systemic integration, and is steered by power and money to pursue pre-determined ends.

    It’s pretty obvious that the repeated demolition is to demonstrate the inflexible superiority of the system over the lifeworld of the Palestinians. What makes it more sickening to me is that Jewish culture prides itself so much on the nurturance of its own lifeworld throughout millennia of repression.

  38. Hang 'em High

    3 Nov, 2012 - 8:59 am

    You can tell who people like this work for because they never get prosecuted for their crimes, even when caught red handed.

    These people need to be thoroughly dis-honoured by society. Shop keepers should refuse their custom, restaurants should turn them away. If you see them on the street insult them – tell the world they are corrupt thieves who steal from the sick and the elderly. Absolute vultures. Unfortunately the commons is stuffed to the gills with these kind of people.

  39. Polly Toynbee in the Guardian on Thursday after the EU budget vote.

    ‘But the state of national opinion bears witness to their lack of any attempt to make the pro-Europe case – except for the tireless former Europe minister Denis MacShane.’

    Tireless at falsifying expenses too presumably?

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/nov/01/labour-made-your-point-eu?INTCMP=SRCH

    and in the editorial yesterday

    MP’s expenses: maxed out
    The Guardian, 2 Nov 2012

    Denis MacShane’s fall from grace ought to be the final chapter in the catastrophic saga of politicians cheating the public purse, but …

    …Until Friday, Denis Macshane’s public profile was that of a principled politician who was unstinting with his energy and commitment to the causes in which he … Denis MacShane’s fall from grace ought to be the final chapter in the saga of politicians cheating the public purse, but….

    {http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/nov/02/mps-expenses-maxed-out-editorial?INTCMP=SRCH}

    I think that they rather liked him over at the Guardian.

  40. Rusbridger is a catamite for all the war criminals (in a metaphorical sense).

  41. English Knight

    3 Nov, 2012 - 9:44 am

    Anthony (Charles Lynton) Blair was recruited by the CIA at Oxford. East meat due to his toilet habits. But there will come a time when such devils will be given a lie detector test followed by waterboarding and a confessing up to the truth,, all broadcast live on the net. Anonymous cloud satellite uptake and private “truth funders” are getting there.

  42. McShane is small fry. Who’s Israel’s best puppet in the UK? Nominations so far include:

    Mervyn King,
    John Sawers,
    Simon Fraser,
    George Entwhistle,
    Matthew Gould,
    Chris Grayling,
    Edward Llewellyn,
    Nicolas Macpherson,
    Dominic Grieve,

    …and oh well…for some more ideas, go
    here,
    here,
    here, and
    here.

    …And if anyone wants to include some under-puppets:
    David Cameron, Douglas Alexander, Vincent Cable,
    Nick Clegg, William Hague, Ed Balls,
    Ed Miliband, Edward Davey, George Osborne

  43. Great reminder of the continuing struggle in Jerusalem, Mary, thanks.
    As to Nick Griffins unthankfull behaviour towards Israel’s kind invitations of the past and their common goals declared, how could he possibly agree to have this ‘outing’ of, no doubt, quiet regular practises by MP’s?

    This will not be good for the relations of the BNP with Israel, they don’t like to loose MP’s they have paid for for years.

    Or is this a sign that Griffin was undermined by close cronies gunning for his party leadership, that this revelations actually confirms a split in the BNP which has had abysmal results and is leaking membership badly.
    I would not be surprised if he did not approve of Mac Shane’s outing and would have rather taken the shekels as they come.

    I think that MP’s who deliberately defraud the taxpayer should loose their pension rights. All seats that are subjected to by elections should not occur any costs from the taxpayers, these seats should be filled by a randomly selected representative, drawn from the national insurance numbers within that constituency. The those chosen have a right to refuse, in which case another draw is taken instantly without extra costs. The constituency is almost guaranteed to have a ‘normal’ person in the job, someone who is inexperienced but who is not a party hack or corrupted by the actualities of their job. at no cost whatsoever and far more democratic as what we got now.

    This should be forwarded as a private members bill.

  44. Robert Burns

    3 Nov, 2012 - 12:06 pm

    For Kingfelix and others. This link should take you to the signing page for Blair’s http://bit.ly/R0sgh2
    For Craig, thank you for your hard work with this amazing site – and in your other life too!
    Robert

  45. The Stop the war ‘coalition’ s website had problems earlier, now I have changed my mind.
    STWC seems to lack the coalition bit, were is Caroline Lucas signature, what of the coalescing of late? If the ex swp members find it difficult to align them selves with anybody else but socialists, should they still call themselves a coalition?

    How about outing all those Labour MP’s who supported the Iraq war and most likely will support an attack on Syria/Iran? a little proactive attention and more coalition please.

  46. Wonderful job, chaps. Labour chancer down. Grant Shapps now completely off the radar:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/9590294/Grant-Shapps-my-Michael-Green-alias-was-only-a-joke.html

    Wish we could get it through our heads that (with some honourable exceptions) they’re ALL at it. Let’s take a look at revolving-door lobbyists – here’s one:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/oct/25/climate-change-sceptic-peter-lilley-commons-committee

    Under our noses.

  47. The second and fourth of your “here” links are duff, N_, but thanks for the rest. But maybe we’re better following the money than the stooges, eg:

    http://www.powerbase.info/index.php/Poju_Zabludowicz
    http://www.powerbase.info/index.php/Stanley_Kalms
    (now “Lord”)
    http://www.powerbase.info/index.php/David_Sainsbury
    (“Lord” – and his bro who helps the Tories)
    http://www.powerbase.info/index.php/Trevor_Chinn
    http://www.powerbase.info/index.php/Michael_Levy
    (“Lord”: this entry is wll worth reading in its entirety: sample:
    Although a multi-millionaire, Levy only paid £5,000 in tax in 1998-9 and less than £10,000 in 1997-8 as he said he wasn’t working. He runs a private company called Wireart, an investment company which was based in an oversea tax haven until 1997. Wireart paid him £160,000 (plus £50,000 expenses) for work as a management consultant in 1998-9 at the time he wasn’t working. Levy claimed that he was living off his savings and that the £160,000 was the part repayment of a loan, however this story changed when an aide divulged that he had worked as a management consultant. His expenses also included £31,000 in mileage, ‘which equates to travelling up to 85,000 miles in the year, the equivalent of driving from London to Bristol and back every day.’ [8] Levy tried to obtain a ‘gagging order’ to stop his tax affairs from coming to light. This failed when the High Court ruled in favour of the Sunday Times. Levy’s tax bill for the 1998/99 financial year saw him paying the Inland Revenue the same as someone earning the national average salary of Pounds 21,000. [9]) Where’s your MacShane now?

    And…oh, sod it. Start here:
    http://www.powerbase.info/index.php/Conservative_Friends_of_Israel
    Or here:
    http://www.powerbase.info/index.php/Labour_Friends_of_Israel

    Lib dems -not much available.

  48. The Israeli Zionists are now claiming Churchill as one of their own, by means of a statue funded by the Jerusalem Foundation. Look them up on Wikipedia.

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/sir-winston-churchill-zionist-hero-8277918.html

    Left out from the article is the fact that over 700 members of the British military were killed by Zionists, the same army that helped free the the Jews – those remaining from the holocaust of 12 million. Also omitted is the Kastner factor re Hungarian jews. A Hungarian rabbi had inveigled Kastner into sending 800,000 Jews westwards to the Nazis as long as 25,000 healthy and fit Jews were sent to Palestine. A play on this by Jim Gray called Perfidy was closed on its first night (these people always strong on free speech). Kastner was shot in a Tel Aviv street during trial ?1952. And crucial is the fact that in 1900 there were only 3,000 jews in Palestine.

  49. doug scorgie

    3 Nov, 2012 - 2:07 pm

    Craig,
    Are you still intending to write the book “Zionism is Shit”?

  50. First Saville, now McShane. Proof of an anti-semitic plot if ever there were one.

    Stayed tuned for some horrible revelations about British Muslims.

  51. On Mary’s point… “The House of Commons is farcical.”
    I think we need to point fingers. Who elects these people?

  52. Lwtc 247: Answer: people of average (on average) intelligence who have other things to do than research and little interest in politics. They vote for nice smiles, insincere undertakings, and the last face they saw on TV. This is confidently expected to continue.

  53. Have you read The Guardian editorial on MacShane? It took my breath away! Yeah, it slaps him down at the end, briefly, but that’s after several paragraphs of gonad gargling. I know MacShane has someone who joined in with the stupid attacks on Tariq Ramadan, and was a major figure in promoting the brainless notion that ‘Islamism’ (= any Muslim that isn’t a Sufi Blair-loving Zionist liberal) is a potential terrorist. Few Muslims I know will be sad to see him go, that much I do know.

  54. Komodo, you are right on that one. Fools vote other fools and even those fools who promote policies that may bring ruin to the voter. I have never understood how anyone, not yet a millionaire, can vote the Tories.

    That scout of Israel was probably totally unaware of being a scoundrel. It is no secret that the foundation of Israel is based on colossal theft that still goes on. Once you associate with ruling thieves of that hellish state you quickly become a thief yourself unless you are one already.

  55. larry Levin

    3 Nov, 2012 - 4:38 pm

    Craig Murray “Rusbridger is a catamite for all the war criminals (in a metaphorical sense)”

    I thought the guardian was sound, which newspaper can be trusted to tell the truth.

  56. larry Levin

    3 Nov, 2012 - 4:41 pm

    I watched some videos by David Irving, I learnt a lot about the real churchill, he was a zionist shill just like the leaders of today.

  57. larry Levin

    3 Nov, 2012 - 4:45 pm

    You always try and think the best of someone, but supporting Israel is a way to get on in parliament and get cover for paedophilia and other crimes you may have committed it would be interesting to know how the non friends of Israel are treated in the press compared to the shills and traitors. We should re-introduce the treason law “giving aid and comfort” to any foreign power.

  58. Lwtc247

    It really is a tiresome position to blame the voters for the quality of MPs. If there was perfect transparency with regards to the conduct of prospective MP’s available to the public, your criticism may have more merit.

    Equally, there are the class of Special Advisors and others appointed to the PM who it is simply not possible to expel from involvement at the heart of government. Nobody ever cast a vote for Alastair Campbell, Andy Coulson, Lord Ashcroft, Rupert Murdoch, etc, and all have had/continue to have a dire impact on the nation.

    Let me ask another question – who selects these people to stand for election? The parties select them. The people working inside the party machine have access to more and better quality information regarding these people. It’s fair enough to say that the public might act as a final bulwark against scoundrels winning office, but if the parties wanted to, they could clean things up with different procedures.

    Another measure which, ideally, could be introduced, would be to eject from office those convicted of a criminal offence or significant wrongdoing, with a bar on re-entry to the Commons or Lords via any route. Again, it is not the public’s fault that such measures can’t be implemented, as MP’s write their own rules regarding their conduct and the consequences thereof.

    Anyway, I am not picking a fight with you, just pointing out there are more causes at work than simply the voters being stupid.

  59. Give us one good reason why a politically inept public, fed BS at every election, with a fraudulent voting system, should be trusting these party politicians, Kingfelix.

    Why should they not demand an end to elections as they exist? Any random selection would offer better protection from corruption and party political gerrymandering than what we have got at present.

    Its the public telling is as it is, by voting with their feet on the couch, not bothered, giving this professional scum the right to claim a mandate on a minority outcome.

    The BBC has helped to perpetuate this rancid process, by non coverage, excessive campaigning for the three main parties, spurious reasons for their failure to give air to Independents.

    That said, it will not deter me from trying once more next May, who knows by then the public might be so fed up with party politicians, their fraud, their connivance and their connections to foreign services who seek to undermine the resolve of British Foreign policy, against that of our obligation vis a vis Europe.

    yesterdays announcement that our RAF is virtually on a war footing with not a word uttered in Parliament is telling indeed. Our party politicians are out of control, regardless of whom they belong to.

  60. Yaquub, at 3:55pm on 3.11.12:

    “gonad gargling”

    Whatever turns you on, man, whatever turns you on.

    Yep, I agree with you that MacShane was/is indeed a thoroughly and strategically bad man. In fact, his positions reminded me a little of those of Con Coughlin, who, it has been alleged, may be (one of) the SIS’s embedded journalists with the Daily Telegraph. I think such people tend to sing different verses from the same hymn-sheet. I’d like someone to begin to explore such purported links in more detail, to burrow. They of course would be taking the risk of ending up satsuma gargling like Stephen Milligan.

  61. Sorry, at 5:38pm on 3.11.12: It should have been, ‘Yakoub’, my apologies for the spelling mistake.

  62. technicolour

    3 Nov, 2012 - 8:15 pm

    Anyone heard of the Henry Jackson Society? Right wing, anti-Islam and supported by Gove and McShane, apparently. Started out purporting to be a liberal cross-party think tank: now mired in controversy and bigotry according to this piece, from a member who resigned:

    http://greatersurbiton.wordpress.com/2012/08/13/alan-mendozas-putsch-in-the-henry-jackson-society/

  63. technicolour

    3 Nov, 2012 - 8:21 pm

    …And interesting piece on the HJS and its neoconnery from Richard Seymour here:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/mar/03/david-cameron-neoconservative-cabinet

  64. This is what you get if you search for “macshane” on Islamophobia Watch: http://www.islamophobia-watch.com/display/Search?moduleId=5533211&searchQuery=macshane

  65. Something tells me that the Savile scandal and the Fox/Werrity business aren’t as unrelated as they might at first appear. Both involve our mainstream media not doing their jobs when it comes to following the trail up the ladder. They only climb so high before vertigo gets the better of them. And you’re probably correct, Craig: Glitter and Starr are just scraps of red meat for the papers to chew on.
    I suppose, however, we should offer qualified praise for Newsnight, even though their bottle went when it came to revealing who the Thatcherite nonce was.

  66. @kingfelix, on blaming voters, yes – totally agree.

  67. Technicolour refers to the neocon outfit, the Henry Jackson Society. (I thought that there was no such thing as ‘society’ according to their Leaderene :) )

    Gove is one of the HJS members and will be joining war criminals Blair and Reid at this inaugural event at UCL on 13 November which promotes the interests of arms dealers within British universties.

    http://www.stopwar.org.uk/index.php/action-a-events/national-events/2001-november-13-london-protest-blair-at-ucl-no-comeback-for-the-warmonger

    I hope that there is a large protest which I will be attending. Might even be a citizen’s arrest or two. You never know.

  68. Pages and pages of corporate and private donations to Gove on this website, which added to a few book advances, amount to a total of:

    £462,223 !!!!

    http://searchthemoney.com/profile/242

    On TheyWorkForYou he even declares the provision of menswear to put on his back. No shame.

    Amount of donation or nature and value if donation in kind: Clothing valued at £1,732 from New & Lingwood
    Date of receipt of donation: 2 July 2011

    and corrects the origin of this donation:

    In April 2005 I received a donation of £2,000 from Zac Goldsmith which was wrongly attributed in my Register entry to Unicorn Administration Ltd.

    16 October 2009, honorarium of £12,260 from the United Jewish Appeal Federation of Greater Toronto, Sherman Campus, 4600 Bathurst street, Toronto, Ontario, ONm2r 3V2. (see Category 6 below) (Registered 22 October 2009).

    For the above, he travelled to Canada and made four speeches.

    He also declares £60,000 – £65,000 as a honorarium from Murdoch’s Times Newspapers, for a period unspecified.

    In other words, he is a major player in the trougher stakes. He either spends a lot of time dealing with the donations, declaring them or employs office staff (at our expense) to do so.

  69. Gove’s a likely lad, and he looks so good in a kippa

    Gove’s views on Israel are exceptionally well reasoned and thought out and are more favorable to Israel than those of any other mainstream British politician, current or past.

    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Articles/Article.aspx/9833

    See also:

    http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/161662

  70. Marvellous site btw, Mary. Bookmarked immediately, thanks.

    One of Gove’s donors – maybe only gave £2000 to Gove, but his largesse to the Tories is boundless. This is a common feature, incidentally.
    http://searchthemoney.com/associate/3469

  71. And there was I thinking it was Jeremy Isaacs of Ch 4 etc. I hope that whoever runs it goes on to the other parties.

    Do you remember that we kept turning up a ‘John Lewis’ as a Con donor when we were looking into financial connections at the time of the Fox/Werrity scandal? Not the John Lewis Partnership but a private individual. I was looking at Maria Miller there. She has had a rapid rise to prominence as Sec of State at DCMS from relative obscurity apart from some shadow jobs and then a P Under Sec at the DWP. She was elected in 2005. Wikipedia has her as the ‘daughter of John Lewis’. Maybe just a coincidence but her promotion might have been found for her so to speak.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maria_Miller

    Have you seen David Miliband’s entry on TWFY? Massive. Following in Bliar’s footsteps.
    {http://www.theyworkforyou.com/mp/david_miliband/south_shields#register}

  72. @Nevermind

    “Give us one good reason why a politically inept public, fed BS at every election, with a fraudulent voting system, should be trusting these party politicians, Kingfelix.”

    I am in agreement with much of what you say, but I find the above to be a straw man. This 2011 poll supports my view over yours.

    http://www.iengage.org.uk/archived-news/1270-guardian-poll-shows-huge-public-mistrust-of-politicians

    “85% of Britons responded “not very much” or “not at all” to the question “to what extent do you trust all national politicians, whether in government or opposition, to act with honesty and integrity.””

  73. So elections are undemocratic and political parties, unpopular, according to a Guardian poll.
    Fine, lets not promote these false sirens then and listen to the background noises.

    In 1972, each and every members on Norfolk County council was an Independent, to make out that party politics is history is false, it only recently has conquered local politics by apathetic ways and by every dirty trick in the book.

    Cue next May, don’t think you will be standing for a seat here, unless, and this might not be too far fetched, you return here is guaranteed by a Chinese takeover of Taiwan. Why? because of an international war of some considerable dimension.

  74. @Nevermind

    I am not disagreeing with you, re: ‘democracy’ in the UK and the degeneracy of the mainstream parties. I just disagree with your diagnosis that the voters are to blame (over and above other causes). After all, you note the extreme lengths that the various segments of the ruling class have to go to in order to maintain the status quo. We also know that fringe elements are monitored and successfully dispersed by the Mark Kennedy’s of the world (sometimes they are arrested).

    I left in 2004 because I did not want to live in the UK after the Iraq invasion, I felt sick. As I’ve stated that my return is conditional upon the arrest, trial, and conviction of Tony Blair (et al) for war crimes, it looks like I will be away for a considerable amount of time.

    In the meantime, I’ve spent four years living and learning in Guatemala and the same amount of time in Taiwan. Thanks to Tony Blair and his chums, I can now speak Spanish and Mandarin.

    China won’t need a military intervention to take over Taiwan, it is already happening, with the collusion of the Kuomintang and the Taiwan business elite (considerable overlap, KMT is reputedly world’s wealthiest political party).

  75. Thanks kingfelix, it is not the voters, they are apathetic, can’t help it and ignored, no wonder the disinterest and malingering of parties, the ineptness is acquired.
    good luck with the Kuomintang..;)

  76. Gavin Esler and Joan Smith seem both to be whoring for the CIA. Esler’s good boy syndrome is clearly from years of feminist house-training.

    SW refused to sign a statement asserting she was raped. She did not, in the words of feminists, “feel raped”. But, with Gavin Esler interviewing and Joan Smith backing him up, I appreciate how difficult it must have been to make any pertinent and interesting point beyond the tiresome “all rape is serious” call promoted by semi-educated feminists, lying politicians and shiny-faced ratings-conscious news presenters.

    Indeed, I can see the problems in getting through Joan Smith’s mop of fur the very real possibility that Julian Assange would be extradited from Sweden to America even if found innocent of sexual accusations. (Or if these are very quickly dropped.) It would have been impossible to break through her innumerate skull any understanding that a move to Sweden would not be worth the risk even if low. (And especially when that risk is seen by many to be high.)

    Thank you Craig for standing up against corrupt government and crooked journalism. Like Julian Assange, you are doing us all a service.

  77. Esler is a lightweight pussy-whipped violinist groupie that’s lucked into a scene he cant quite believe he got into.

    End of.

  78. @kingfelix says” Another measure which, ideally, could be introduced, would be to eject from office those convicted of a criminal offence or significant wrongdoing, with a bar on re-entry to the Commons or Lords via any route. ” only if one has hard proof but then again one can be wrong doer in some eyes and right one at the same time in some other eyes ,its quiet complicated at higher levels.

  79. What`s going on here? Jonathan Luff is ex foreign office diplomat moves from no 10 to work for a Israeli connected loan shark .
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/oct/30/david- -adviser-lobbyist-wonga

  80. Well I sincerely enjoyed studying it. This subject offered by you is very effective for good planning,hard work and a great team always make a spotless work..i read your article and find that you make nice point on the service..thanks

  81. ^^^^^^ !!!!! Captchabot alert!

  82. Haha, komodo, never mind, the Captchabot will continue to serve the more noble purpose of offering sums so difficult that George Osborne will be prevented from commenting.

  83. I made the following addition to Denis MacShane’s Wikipedia page – and similar additions to Mathhew Gould, Adam Werritty, Liam Fox, and Craig Murray:

    On 8 September 2009, MacShane organised the first of a series of sectret meetings between Liam Fox[25], Britain’s then Minister of Defence, Adam Werritty[26] (a friend of Mr. Fox), Matthew Gould[27], Britain’s Ambassador to Israel, and in some cases MacShane himself and members of Mossad, with the intention of enlisting British support for an Israeli attack on Iran.[28][29]. Details of these meetings, which had been kept secret by the British government, were uncovered by Craig Murray[30], Britain’s former Ambassador to Uzbekhistan[31].

    The Matthew Gould edit came down in a matter of minutes – and the others seem to be being rapidly removed. It would be good if other people made similar edits. TRUTH IS GOOD!

  84. Denis McShane:
    Labour Friends of Israel
    Frequent trips to Israel
    Expense fraud.

    Three damning facts about this thief.

  85. @Snickid, I understand Craig’s findings are extremely valuable for carrying out political analysis – but why instantly spamming Wikipedia? WP is an encyclopaedia and is based on a specific category of sources. As a Wikipedia editor I would hardly agree to turning it into a repository of opinion pieces collected from personal blogs – even if they are as trustworthy blogs as Craig’s. Don’t be surprised that any WP editor will instantly remove such unsourced edits.

  86. My MP has not yet told me who funds Conservative Friends of Israel – but the question of who funds Labour’s version is not completely dead: see this exchange from Hansard-

    7 Sep 2011 : Column 364

    …..Luciana Berger: Will the hon. Lady please tell the House exactly who funds the Right to Know e-mails that many of us have received in our constituency inboxes?

    Nadine Dorries: I will answer that question, and after I do I hope the hon. Lady will tell me who funds Labour Friends of Israel. I have no idea who funds Right to Know, as I am sure Labour Members have no idea who funds a number of campaigns that support them.

    Tell me that isn’t ironic. Nadine Dorries is actually going for the throat here, as Berger is an ex-director of LFoI:
    http://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/54757/luciana-berger-ive-been-unlucky-house

    So I think when Nadine gets back from ‘I’m a Celeb’, she may be finding her P45 on her desk.

  87. http://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/89696/us-rabbi-out-chief-race

    So it’s Mervis, Belovski or Kimche to succeed Sacks as Chief Rabbi.

    And for the CoE the odds are on Selby, currently Bishop of Durham, to succeed Williams as Archbishop.
    {http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20230756}

    That’s in case anyone is interested!

  88. No matter how much flak Mcshame comes under it will make not the slightest difference he is a man whose hubris know no bounds.He should be prosecuted and if found guilty sent to prison,methinks however the Establishment will save him.He will reinvent himself and and return in some form or other so no one should hold their breth over this crook.

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