Peak Kinnock 1209


Neil Kinnock appeared on both Dispatches and Panorama this evening bemoaning the presence of socialists in the Labour Party. Neither programme succeeded in finding anything sinister happening, but they did succeed in playing a great deal of sinister music. This must have been a great boost to the sinister music writing industry, for which we should be grateful. I think they have definitively proved that some people are left wing, and would like to have left wing MPs.

But seeing Kinnock reminded me of another bit of TV I saw today, a heartbreaking advert for Save the Children featuring a dying little baby, unable to ask for help. The advert urged you to give just £2 a month to help save her.

If 11,000 people responded with £2 a month, that would not save the little baby, but it would exactly pay the £264,000 per year salary of Neil Kinnock’s daughter-in-law Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Chief Executive of Save the Children and wife of MP Stephen Kinnock. Indeed if 20,000 people gave £2 per month, that would probably cover Mrs Stephen Kinnock’s salary, her other employment costs and the money paid to Sky for the advert. When you toss in Stephen’s salary and expenses, the Stephen Kinnock household are bringing in just shy of a cool half a million pounds a year from public service and charity work.

The salary of Ms Thorning-Schmidt is approximately twice that of her predecessor, Justin Forsyth, who was on an already unconscionable £140,000. I exposed their massive salaries at the time the Save the Children awarded a “Global Legacy” award to Tony Blair. Indeed to meet the salaries and other employment costs of just the top executives at Save the Children would take 80,000 people paying £2 a month. They would be funding executives with an average salary of over £140,000. For those in work paying the £2 a month, the average UK salary is £26,000 a year, and many retired and unemployed people scrimp to find money to give to try to help the needy.

The use of charities as a massive cash cow for the political classes is a real concern. David Miliband is on over 300,000 for heading the International Rescue Committee. When I listed the Save the Children executives, they included Brendan Cox, on over £100,000. He was the husband of Jo Cox, the murdered Labour MP. Brendan Cox and Justin Forsyth were both advisers to Gordon Brown and both moved to Save the Children when they lost their jobs on Brown losing power, sliding in on 6 figure salaries. Jo Cox was an adviser to Glenys Kinnock and left that job to be an executive at Oxfam before she too worked as a highly paid Save the Children executive.

Brendan Cox left Save the Children due to allegations from several women that he sexually harassed female staff and volunteers. Justin Forsyth left at the same time amid allegations he had not effectively acted to have his friend Cox investigated. This has not stopped Forsyth from now popping up as Deputy Chief Executive of UNICEF. Misery for some is a goldmine for others.


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  • Dave

    All parties need a certain amount of money to administratively function, but then its the message that counts, but only if you have fair votes. In other words its the lack of voting reform rather than too much private funding that is the problem and trying to stop/reduce private funding will just result in loopholes available to the rich/corruption.

    The practice recently abolished in Canada to favour rich donors was the state funding of parties based on votes won. This should be a basis for the state funding of political parties in UK. That is payment based on votes won but with voting reform to ensure representation for all significant opinion.

    There is already state funding via “short” money at Westminster and generous pay/allowances and expenses for elected politicians, but without voting reform the big money will still make a big difference because it will be used to chase a handful of votes in a handful of seats that determines elections under FPTP.

  • Sharp Ears

    It’s a shame that Craig is not around to comment on the election of Jeremy Corbyn as party leader. Owen Smith and Angela Eagle can crawl away.

    The announcement is due at 11.45am.

    • glenn

      For God’s sake – how many times will the party members have to vote before they get it right? Prepare for more mutterings, turning into a loud howl gleefully given a huge platform by All Media ™, about how unelectable Corbyn is, how useless Labour is as an opposition, how nobody could possibly take them seriously, how Labour has been taken over by commies…

      • Clark

        Grief, is Corbyn a commie? Shit, why didn’t anyone tell me? I knew I should have voted for Smith. Fuck, if he accidentally wins a general election we might get a Prime Minister who’d more interested in the UK than destroying countries in the Middle East, and that’d be disastrous.

      • Anon1

        Looks like oblivion for the Labour Party and a massive Tory majority at the next GE.

        Suck it up. 😀

          • Resident Dissident

            That is of course highly insulting to all those long standing Labour Party members, such as my self who have seen our Party in opposition but also have seen us get out of it into power. Demands for unity and loyalty cut both ways I’m afraid.

          • Chris Rogers

            Res DEs,

            Just to rub salt in your wounds, although PURGED from joining the Labour Party, allegedly as a former Green Party I’m barred – although the 2026 Rule Book does not state this, I still managed to get an Affiliate vote from my union, UNITE, and three members of my family also participated as registered supporters with a democracy tax of £25.00, we all voted Corbyn. Alas, it transpires at least 240,000 were denied a vote, among them supporters of OS – perhaps you should bring this fact us with your Rightist colleagues who think denying democracy, purging and gerrymandering are the way to go if Labour is to win a General Election – what type of message does this send out to the electorate may i ask you – but then, you too deny democracy and just moan, which is what I expect from cheats and sore losers.

          • Chris Rogers

            That should of course be the 2016 Labour Rule Book, which mysteriously disappeared from the Internet, we could only grab the 2013 version.

          • John Goss

            Many, including myself, have been cagey in what we have been writing on social media, until the result was in. Now is the time to get behind the many people like Chris Rogers who were technically denied a vote. The next time a “Chicken Coup” is attempted even more people will join Labour. Hopefully long-standing members of the party will get behind its leader, Jeremy Corbyn.

            But when I say get behind him, I don’t mean with knives in their hands.

          • Resident Dissident

            Don’t worry Mr Goss your past comments are still more than enough to get you banned.

          • Laguerre

            Good to see Habba back again, after he took time off to see his rels. It’s quite common for the elderly to have nothing else to do but to spend 12 hours a day in front of their computer spitting hatred. It finishes with the nurse having to lift them into place, but they’re still spitting hatred, until the day when the stroke or the heart attack gets them. I’ve even known cancer victims continue to post, even as they become more and more incoherent.

    • Anon1

      Nobody doubted he would be (re)elected leader of the Labour Party.

      The far-left nutjobs are not going to win a General Election.

      • Alan

        On the question of who is electable:

        https://off-guardian.org/2016/09/20/the-dangers-behind-electability/

        “According to Labour Party Grandees , PLP rebels and leadership challenger, Owen Smith, Corbyn is the reason Labour has sunk in recent polls. But that is remarkably disingenuous of them. History shows that when political parties are divided they slump in the polls. But it was not Jeremy Corbyn who let Labour down, it was the PLP. It was they who let the membership down and it was they who let the country down by continue to chase after their own self-interest instead of trying to understand how to represent the people who they need and want to elect them.”

        In short, it is the voters who keep electing Jeremy, and the PLP, who lost the election under Gordon Brown, are the unelectable ones.

        • Anon1

          It’s the far-left who keep electing Jeremy. The country will reject him. Nobody wants a bunch of trots running the country.

          • George

            If “the country” will do what you want it to do and “nobody wants” what you don’t want then we must all be figments of your imagination.

          • Macky

            Shame that it seems May doesn’t share your confidence that Corbyn cannot win, otherwise she would call an early GE ! 😀

          • Laguerre

            “It’s the far-left who keep electing Jeremy. The country will reject him.”

            I love the certainty of the right (Labour or Tory) about an election still four years away. A hundred years of modern politics, and its mind-numbingly fast changes, hasn’t taught them a thing. It’s still set in concrete four years away. How about an Edstone to make it 1000% permanent?

            And that when the government’s position is decidedly dodgy over Brexit. When May has appointed three idiots to negotiate brexit, three whom she constantly has to contradict. It would scarcely take much for people to lose confidence in the brexit process. But no, the result of the 2020 election is unchangeable, according to Anon1.

          • Chris Rogers

            Suggest you take your tin foil hat off, go join some of the numerous Corbyn supporters groups online and do some research on the members of such groups, not one far left person I’ve come across, quite the reverse, many I now associate with are old school Labour Party members who look back favourably on John Smith’s short tenure – so allegedly he’s a Trot now is he, although long deceased?

          • Anon1

            “Shame that it seems May doesn’t share your confidence that Corbyn cannot win, otherwise she would call an early GE !”

            Foolish. May will want to see Corbyn opposite her for as long as possible.

          • Anon1

            Laguerre

            Of course, Jezza gave us rock-solid certainty over Brexit, didn’t he?

            I mean he spent his entire political career opposing the EU and then came round to fudging some sort of lukewarm support for Remain at the crucial moment.

            Decisive stuff from the principled politician.

          • Macky

            Re-watching that PMQ’s on the Grammar schools, it really is a disgraceful performance by May; she failed to even to attempt to answer any one of the many very specific questions on the topic of Grammar schools, and instead responded with generalizations & waffle, then when this getting a bit too obvious, she tried diverting to jobs & the economy, and finally she ended with ad hominem in suggesting that it may been the last time JC would be facing her at PMQs, which actually betrayed her fateful wish because of the hammering she was getting. These are tactics we often see employed here on this blog, which proves that basically all Right Wingers are trolls; not only do they have to try to defend the undefendable, but mostly they haven’t even got the IQ to be able to mask their trolling.

            I wouldn’t be surprised if May is not dumped before too long, as she won’t be able to survive another few such PMQs.

          • Leonard Young

            @ Anon1 “It’s the far-left who keep electing Jeremy”

            Now don’t be silly. I assume you have enough intelligence to understand that nearly 400,000 people (100,000 were disenfranchised in blatant ballot fixing) CAN’T all be “far-left”. This is palpable nonsense. It really is pathetic to see you clutching at straws in your efforts to emulate the right wing press identifying ORDINARY people who are sick and tired of revolving door, self-serving, corrupt, selfish politicians taking over what was once a decent party, as somehow revolutionary idiots.

            THEY JUST want a decent chance, and a decent, fair society. They don’t want NHS privatisation and they don’t want pointless wars, expensive education and important functions of the state sold off to the highest bidder. Just because you want the same old cronies doesn’t make others Trots. For goodness sake grow up. By all means argue for the same old system if you must, but these labels like Trots, Nutters, Extremists ad nauseam are just shallow desperation.

            Put together a COHERENT argument. In the meantime your pathetic repeats of Daily Mail/Daily Express cliches are not worth the dust in the corner of my monitor.

          • John Goss

            Utter bollocks again. Well, it’s to be expected.

            Because when we “Trots” as you try to defamatorily label us knock on your doors, we will calmly explain how there used to be a time when you got paid for going to university, how your gas, water and electric bills did not go up by great margins year in year out, how you could get interest on bank deposits, how good the good old days after the Second World War really were.

          • Paul Barbara

            @ Chris Rogers September 24, 2016 at 17:49
            Tin hat or no tin hat, it was extremely convenient to Bliar and ‘it’s’ backers that John Smith popped his clogs, wasn’t it? A bit too convenient for my liking.

    • michael norton

      Not so long ago, when Dave Cameron was doing Prime ministers questions,
      he shouted at JC
      for god’s sake man, go and go now.

      So who has gone and who is staying the distance,
      lovely money + expenses x how many years?

      • michael norton

        33 years of lovely public money + expenses + pension contributions,
        not too bad but not quite up to Neil Kinnocks greed yet.

        • michael norton

          So far JC will have taken two and a half million pounds in wages for being an M.P.

          but as leader of the opposition it will now be MORE

          • Chris Rogers

            Well, pales in comparison with your idol Tony Blair who’s taken £100 million in years and does not give a fuck where the money comes from – DISGUSTING.

          • Chris Rogers

            ResDes,

            You are indeed correct, JC has appealed to Party members to refrain from attacking each other, as the Compliance Unit of the NEC decided I’m an enemy of the Labour Party, that is it denied my membership application, despite taking one years membership fees and issuing me a membership card, I can actually now say and do whatever I like. Of course i’m appealing and have legal assistance from a few solicitors and barristers, indeed, it looks like we may launch a class action against McNicol, the NEC and the Compliance Unit – I am an Affiliate supporter via my UNITE membership, who’s leader, Uncle Len, the Labour Rightists are now trying to unseat – they like unseating people do the BITTERITES.

  • Anon1

    So farewell then, Owen Smith, the “right-winger”…

    Almost always voted against reducing housing benefit for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms (which Labour describe as the “bedroom tax”).

    Consistently voted for raising welfare benefits at least in line with prices.

    Almost always voted for paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability.

    Almost always voted against a reduction in spending on welfare benefits.

    Consistently voted for an annual tax on the value of expensive homes (popularly known as a mansion tax).

    Consistently voted against more restrictive regulation of trade union activity.

    Almost always voted against reducing the rate of corporation tax.

    Consistently voted against raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year.

    Consistently voted against university tuition fees.

    Consistently voted against stronger enforcement of immigration rules.

  • michael norton

    EXTREME right wing on the march all over Europe
    the U.K.
    the Netherlands
    France
    Hungary
    Austria
    Greece
    Ukraine
    Germany
    Denmark

    A far-right political party has emerged in DENMARK after gaining the 20,000 signatures needed to stand in an election.

    Borgerlige which roughly translates as ‘new right’, (‘new liberals’ or ‘new bourgeois’) is pushing for an E.U. membership referendum, tougher immigration rules, and lower taxes.
    http://www.euronews.com/2016/09/23/denmark-s-emerging-right-wing-party

    anyone prepared to make a guess, which E.U. state will be the next to go for a E.U. Leave referendum?

      • Sharp Ears

        Philip Collins is the chair of DEMOS trustees

        ‘Philip Collins is the chief leader writer at The Times.

        He was previously Chief Speech Writer to the Prime Minister, Tony Blair, in 10 Downing Street.

        Between 2000 and 2004, he was Director of the Social Market Foundation (SMF), an independent think-tank and charity. Prior to that, Mr. Collins spent five years as an investment banker, ending his time in the City as the top ranked equity strategist in the smaller companies sector. He has also worked as a political assistant to Frank Field MP, for the Institute of Education at the University of London and for the BBC and London Weekend Television.

        Mr. Collins has published two novels with Harper Collins and a number of academic books on broadcasting policy and public service reform. He is married with two sons and lives in London.

        http://www.demos.co.uk/people/philip-collins/____

        Wee Duggie’s sister, Wendy, is on the advisory board and Lord Falconer is there too! So very Blairite.

  • Paul Barbara

    Back to Charities, I was saddened today to get a letter from ‘Progressio’ (working name of the ‘Catholic Institute for International Relations’) which I KNOW from personal experience is a fantastic ‘Charity’; almost certainly why they have lost the £2 million unrestricted grant per annum from the Dept. of International Development, which ends oin December 2016.
    They are not War-monger friendly: I met one worker in Nicaragua in 1984 when the Contra ‘war’ was going on (just like ISIS, a bunch of cut-throat thugs rounded up and paid by the ‘Evil Empire’, or ‘Great Satan’ to effect ‘Regime Change’.
    CIIR (which is what it was known as) supported the porr and oppressed people of Latin America, Africa, East Timor (they were very active campaigning for East Timor, as was I), Africa, Indian Subcontinent and other areas (and only a fool would say the Catholic Church is pro-Communist – the Hierarchy is predominantly ‘Fascist-oriented’).
    But, of course, our ‘esteemed’ ‘Government’ does not like charities which have an agenda different to their ‘bomb, rape and pillage’ agenda, so ‘goodbye DfID grant.
    Maybe WHEN Jeremy gets into No. 10, it could get reinstated?

  • michael norton

    United Kingdomofficials cite ‘heightened scrutiny’ as cost of aid fraud breaks £1m barrier

    Department for International Development says 40% rise in misappropriation of overseas aid funds in 2015-16 down to improved reporting and investigation
    https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/sep/23/uk-officials-cite-heightened-scrutiny-cost-aid-breaks-1m-barrier

    I expect if we were to have a referendum
    do you want more overseas aid yes or no
    the answer would be a resounding NO

  • Republicofscotland

    The White Helmets, have been nominated for the Nobel Peace prize, but everything may not be as it seems. We’re told that the White Helmets routinely scale the walls of collapsed buildings, and scrambling over smouldering rubble of bombed out buildings to dig a child out with their bare hands. Of course, never without a sizeable camera crew and mobile phone carrying entourage in tow.

    “For the REAL Syria Civil Defence you call 113 inside Syria. There is no public number for the White Helmets. Why not? Why does this multi-million dollar US & NATO state-funded first repsonder ‘NGO,’ with state of the art equipment supplied by the US and the EU via Turkey, have no central number for civilians to call when the “bombs fall”?”

    Why indeed.

    “White Helmets founder Le Mesurier, who graduated from Britain’s elite Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst, is said to be an ‘ex’ British military intelligence officer involved in a number of other NATO ‘humanitarian intervention’ theatres of war, including Bosnia, Kosovo and Iraq, as well as postings in Lebanon and Palestine. He also boasts a series of high-profile posts at the UN, EU, and UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Not to mention his connections back to the infamous Blackwater (Academi).”

    http://21stcenturywire.com/2016/09/23/exclusive-the-real-syria-civil-defence-expose-natos-white-helmets-as-terrorist-linked-imposters/

    • michael norton

      The government of the Peoples Socialist Republic of France,
      should explain to their electorate, why they are “encouraging” the destabilization of one of their freed countries.

      What is the purpose of freeing a country from your empire, then acting to bring about its collapse?

      • Republicofscotland

        Michael.

        I imagine France under Hollande, wants to project a powerful image, and use the events in Paris, as a excuse to put that image into practice so to speak, the Paris events can also be used, to root out dissidents, but that wasn’t always the case.

        France had a cordial relationship with the Baathist, Syrian regime, and declared Bashir’s rule in 2000, as great new era for Syrian politics. President Nicolas Sarkozy, openly praised Assad for defending the rights of Syrian Christians. French fashion magazine Elle, voted Asma al-Assad the most stylish woman in world politics.

        Then it all changed in 2011, when Sarkozy demanded that Assad stand down, over alleged killings of his own people. But French presidents can be fickle as Chirac, showed when he opposed the war in Iraq, due to strong business connections with Saddam.

  • Republicofscotland

    Bibi, was on his high horse as he adressed the UN Assembly on Thursday.

    “Netanyahu was harshly critical of the UN, for what he said was its “obsessive bias against Israel.” He described the General Assembly as a “disgrace,” the UN Human Rights Council as a “joke” and UNESCO, the UN’s cultural organization as a “circus.”

    Bibi added.

    “The greatest threat, he stated, remains the “militant Islamic regime of Iran.” He accused Iran of seeking Israel’s annihilation, firing ballistic missiles in defiance of the UN and continuing “to build a global terror network on five continents.”

    It appears to me that Israel is particularly obsessed with the destruction of Iran, even though it has 200+ nukes and the backing of the USA. As for building a global network of terror, the word chutzpah comes to mind.

    Bibi ended with the usual brown nosing nods to the Great Satan.

    “Netanyahu thanked U.S. President Barack Obama for vetoing a 2011 UN Security Council resolution criticial of Israel.”

    http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.743788

        • Republicofscotland

          Thank you Michael for that link, I’ve no idea if that, particular operation, led to the present conflict in Syria, though I can’t discount it, that it firmly fixed the crosshairs on the Assad regime.

          It is however ironic, bordering on the hypocritical, that Israel under Ben Gurion and Peres, (as stated in my previous comment) were determined to create nuclear weapons for Israel, we hear nothing of a public outcry over that nor a likely invasion into Israel to hold them to account, the IAEA, are somewhat silent on that matter.

          But god help any other nation in the region who tries to copy Israel’s hand and obtain nuclear weapons, for the full force of Nato, would be thrust upon them.

          There is a case that unstable countries such as Iran, NK or Syria, would use the bomb in a blink of an eye, that mantra is often rolled out by the West and Israel. The idea is to frighten the public, and sway there opinion, against such nations.

          Yet in reality only the US has deployed nukes in human inhabited zones, such as Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Even Pakistan with its etenal aggression to its next door neighbour Indian, which is often reciprocated, seems very reluctant to mention nevermind use nuclear weapons.

          In a ideal world no one would need to possess nukes, today the reality is that nations such as Iran, NK and Syria, need nukes as a ace in the hole to prevent, Western/Israeli/Saudi, forces from entering and destroying there countries.

          Do you really think, Iraq and Libya would be in the state they’re in today if they possessed nuclear weapons, prior to the Western invasion.?

        • Laguerre

          There’s a lot of fiction in the story of the “building on the Euphrates”. It took the US three months to fabricate the evidence that it was a nuclear reactor (that is, after the Israeli raid on the building). If they really had the evidence, they would have published it straight away.

          But then, you may say, when does the US ever come up with the evidence for its accusations….. They just don’t bother any more.

          • Republicofscotland

            Laguerre.

            Thank you for that interesting comment, I recall a article in the New Yorker, that Mossad agents obtained 36 colour photographs from the head of the Syrian Atomic agencies computer, showing the building, (known as Al Kibar, near the Euphrates river), as a nuclear reactor type structure.

            I however am not convinced that, this was the case, mainly due to the lack of publication of the photographs, of course if our resident apologists wish to publish a link to them in here, I’d be most grateful.

            If I recall again, it was Menachem Begin, who touted the idea that no Middle East nation (except Israel) should be allowed to obtain nuclear weapons.

            I can see in the near future, Israel attempting to destroy any such similar facility in Iran, (with the blessing of Hilary Clinton should see become POTUS) in the same way they destroyed Al Kibar.

    • Laguerre

      No, that’s wrong. It’s about 50 km up-river (I did go and check), but still within the limits of the Deir ez-Zor governorate.

  • Republicofscotland

    This is for Habb, and his ludicrous statement he rolls out at every occasion, which reads.

    “Israel, neither confirms, nor denies the possession of nuclear weapons.”

    “The sheer chutzpah that Peres employed to get what he wanted was astonishing. He played on the heartstrings of German guilt to obtain funding for the nuclear arms project. He recruited Arnon Milchan as a covert operative to organize a conspiracy to steal highly enriched uranium from the U.S. depository where it was stored. Peres negotiated with the French a complex deal to build the Dimona plant, which to this day produces the plutonium for Israel’s WMD arsenal.”

    “Peres facilitated outright theft as well. If Israel waited to produce the highly enriched uranium it would need to create a Bomb on its own, it would’ve taken years longer than it did. If it could procure the uranium by other means it would immensely speed the process. That’s how the father of the Israeli Bomb recruited future Hollywood film producer Milchan to steal hundreds of kilos of nuclear materials from a warehouse in Pennsylvania with the connivance of American officials who were pro-Israel ”

    I think we can safely put to bed, Habb’s farcical posturing, once and for all.

    http://www.richardsilverstein.com/2016/09/16/shimon-peres-stole-bomb-bluff-military-censor-doesnt-want-israelis-know/

    • Brianfujisan

      Hi Ros

      Further on our chat about the White helmets.. the more that is revealed about that gang the better..

      I had mentioned that Vanessa Beeley was in Syria.. Well she is back now, and has this detailed piece on the W.H,.. And Also some insights on The REAL Syria Civil Defence –

      ……” Let us now focus upon the very real heroes inside Syria, the real Syria Civil Defence that have been usurped by the NATO mountebank White Helmets who also call themselves the “Syria Civil Defence” – a mere simulacra of the REAL Syria Civil Defence who have been saving lives in Syria, and further afield for decades.

      The REAL Syria Civil Defence was established as an organisation, in 1953, some 63 years before the White Helmets were a glimmer in the eyes of CIA and MI6 operatives.

      The REAL Syria Civil Defence is a founding member of the ICDO (International Civil Defence Organisation). Other ICDO partners include the UN Department of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), Secretarian of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG), World Health Organisation (WHO), United Nations of Geneva (UNOG), Red Cross and the Red Crescent.

      To our knowledge and according to the Head Quarters of the REAL Syria Civil Defence in Damascus, the White Helmets are NOT a member of the ICDO. The REAL Syria White Helmets have received awards for their participation in the training of other member states in USAR (Urban Search and Rescue) and for their contributions to the Civil Defence community, prior to the NATO dirty war on Syria that began in earnest, in 2011.

      Later in Part II, we will go into further detail regarding this affiliation with the ICDO and the role the REAL Syria Civil Defence has played in global civil defence developments for the last 63 years – which is tremendous, and something the White Helmets could never lay claim to in reality, despite all the superficial accolades being rained down upon them by the US and NATO fueled organisations, foundations and cosmetic award bodies.”

      Vanessa Beeley –

      The REAL Syria Civil Defence Exposes NATO’s ‘White Helmets’ as Terrorist-Linked Imposters

      http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-real-syria-civil-defence-exposes-natos-white-helmets-as-terrorist-linked-imposters/5547528

      • Republicofscotland

        Thank you Brian for that comment and link, I’m confident, that the White Helmets are not what they first appear to be, in a similar fashion to the SOHR, which is run by a disgruntled Syrian, who runs a clothes shop in England.

    • lysias

      Arnon Milchan was executive producer of Oliver Stone’s movie JFK. No wonder that that movie, iconoclastic as it was in many ways, said nothing about the participation of Israelis and the Jewish Mafia in the JFK assassination. The two Jewish characters that I can remember in the movie, Jack Ruby and Abraham Zapruder, are both presented sympathetically.

    • lysias

      Arnon Milchan was executive producer of Oliver Stone’s movie JFK. No wonder that that movie, iconoclastic as it was in many ways, said nothing about the participation of Israelis and the J****h Mafia in the JFK assassination. The two J****h characters that I can remember in the movie, Jack Ruby and Abraham Zapruder, are both presented sympathetically.

  • michael norton

    Assad’s Secret Evidence Points to Syrian Push for Nuclear Weapons

    For years, it was thought that Israel had destroyed Syria’s nuclear weapons capability with its 2007 raid on the Kibar complex. Not so. New intelligence suggests that Bashar al-Assad is still trying to built the bomb. And he may be getting help from North Korea and Iran.
    http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/evidence-points-to-syria-still-working-on-a-nuclear-weapon-a-1012209.html

    So perhaps the American, British, French, Saudi and Israeli governments, think that the Syrian, Iranian and Russian states are sprking up the nuclear facility in Deir ez-Zour
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/18/us-accuses-russia-of-grandstanding-over-deadly-syria-air-strikes

    • michael norton

      At 11 p.m. on Sept. 5, 2007, 10 F-15 fighter bombers climbed into the sky from the Israeli military base Ramat David, just south of Haifa. They headed for the Mediterranean Sea, officially for a training mission. A half hour later, three of the planes were ordered to return to base while the others changed course, heading over Turkey toward the Syrian border. There, they eliminated a radar station with electronic jamming signals and, after 18 more minutes, reached the city of Deir al-Zor, located on the banks of the Euphrates River. Their target was a complex of structures known as Kibar, just east of the city. The Israelis fired away, completely destroying the factory using Maverick missiles and 500 kilogram bombs.

      The pilots returned to base without incident and Operation Orchard was brought to a successful conclusion. In Jerusalem, then-Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and his closest advisors were in a self-congratulatory mood, convinced as they were that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was seeking to build a nuclear weapon and that Kibar was the almost-completed facility where that construction was to take place. They believed that their dangerous operation had saved the world from immense harm.

      But they also wanted to prevent the situation from escalating, which is why they didn’t even inform the US of their plan prior to the bombing run. Olmert only called Washington once the operation had been completed. Orchard was also to remain secret in Israel so as to avoid anything that smacked of triumphalism. Nor did they want it to become known that North Korean nuclear experts had been spotted in Deir al-Zor helping out with the construction of the reactor. They hoped to provide Assad an opportunity to play down the incident and to abstain from revenge attacks.

      And that is in fact what happened. Assad complained about the violation of Syrian airspace and the bombing of a “warehouse,” but the official version also claimed that the Syrian air force chased away the attackers. The public at the time did not learn what had really taken place.

      Now, secret information obtained by SPIEGEL indicates that the world is once again being misled by Assad. Syria’s dictator has not given up his dream of an atomic weapon and has apparently built a new nuclear facility at a secret location. It is an extremely unsettling piece of news.

    • Laguerre

      I think you can file that under “conspiracy theories”. Now would be the perfect time to go and check on the supposed sites, now wouldn’t it? By the way, the “building on the Euphrates” is now in the hands of ISIS, so I suppose it will be them who get the nuclear weapons….

  • bevin

    Surely, the real significance of the Labour Election is the way that it has demonstrated the rapidly declining power of the media and its pundits.
    The anti-Corbyn bias was unrelenting, unfair in the most obvious way and, in the end appears to have convinced nobody beyond the shrinking swamp of Blairites-cuckoos who have seen their stolen nests re-occupied by their builders.
    Those who affect to be delighted with the outcome, on the ground that it will lead to Labour’s defeat, are the ones who have missed the lesson of the diminished credibility of the punditocracy: their opinion that Corbyn is ‘unelectable’ is based on the evidence that the media oligarchs don’t like him and will not allow him to win. The view of the Anons and “Dissidents” (my arse) on this board is that the rest of the world, like them, takes its opinions undiluted and unquestioned, from the BBC, The Guardian etc. It is understandable that they believe that to be the case, because it is certainly what they and ‘the 30 shekels a post’ mob do. Increasingly, however it is not what the rest of us are doing.
    The figures strike me as astonishing: not only did Corbyn increase his mandate, both relatively and absolutely but he did so in the context of a vicious and suicidal purge of the membership- following a sudden 11th hour rule change aimed at disenfranchising tens of thousands- which appears to have removed 250.000 voters from the electorate. If you add to the 300,000 odd votes that he got, the 250, 000 stolen from him the solidity of his mandate becomes clear.
    Those who wish to delude themselves that those supporters are bused in daily from Venezuela or come from a cave beneath Highgate Cemetery are at perfect liberty to do so, but the truth is that these are our fellow country people, decent, patriotic, intelligent, rooted in their communities and intent on making the country a better place to live in, and, for the rest of the world, to live with.
    Wait till they get their feet on the doorsteps.

  • Mark Golding

    Comfort is required – every voice amplifies intention.

    The situation – a locus for nuclear war.

    According to a short-wave signal from one-leg John in Syria the Syrian army came into direct conflict with Kurdish-led YPG who with OLJ had been fighting Daesh in north-eastern Syria. When the Syrian Air Force scrambled jets to the area, the US threatened to shoot down any planes coming near their US military advisors who were on the ground.

    Western coalition planes in some areas over Syria are now enforcing what might be called in effect ‘no fly zones’. What has for the past five years or more been a complex and convoluted proxy war between the US and Russia is now on the verge of breaking into an all-out war between the international powers and the regional governments they back.

    America and the UK will not recant. Their military commanders suggest a nuclear war can achieve triumph because of a 63%benefit in favor of winning. I reported this fact from an old colleague now in NATO command at Northwood in an earlier post.

    Lacking substantial support for peace in Syria our world, our earth, our environment is razed. Only so much can slow the outcome in the event horizon.

    • Laguerre

      I don’t think that’s quite a correct reading of what happened in Hasekeh. There is a long-term risk of nuclear war in Syria, if a no-fly zone is declared, but not from that incident. What seems to have happened is that the Americans pushed the Rojavans into attacking the Syrian army position in the town. The Kurds and the Syrians had been getting on well enough together for the duration of the war, but the Yanks want to create hostility between Kurd and the Syrian govt. and got the Kurdish militia to attack. The Syrian jets came in to defend their people, but there must have US special forces in or behind the front line, probably directing the battle. That was what triggered the US jets, and interdiction of the Syrians. Not more than that. it is said that the Syrians came back when the US planes left, but I don’t know whether it’s true. The Syrian troops were forced out of part of the town. Since then there’s been a split between the US and the Rojavans over the Turks and Manbij, so the Kurds would be less willing now to do what the US wants. And things have calmed down.

      • Mark Golding

        Thanks Laguerre for plugging in detail unknown to me (protecting the source, but yes that is a respectable addition; no word the Syrians returned although a surveillance drone recorded probable UK special forces wearing YPG insignia. Ex SAS ‘mercenaries’ (one-leg John) mostly a band that worked in Bosnia are embedded in so called ISIS and I’m trying to get images albeit I am relying on crude attempts to get intelligence.

    • giyane

      63% gambling chance of winning a nuclear war eh? Garbage in – garbage out. Military commanders are subject to risk assessment protocols? Like Mrs Thatcher’s feeding sheep offal to cows. Steven Dorrell commented years later that no-one could have predicted the cost of slaughtering mad cows. The female brain doesn’t have the grip on logic that is required not to be bamboozled by false statistics. God help us if Hillary gets in, it’s dodgy enough with May.

  • michael norton

    Syrian Army under heavy attack by ISIS at Deir Ezzor Airport
    By Leith Fadel –
    24/09/2016
    https://www.almasdarnews.com/article/syrian-army-heavy-attack-isis-deir-ezzor-airport/
    DEIR EZZOR, SYRIA (3:00 A.M.) – The loss of Jabal Thardeh in western Deir Ezzor has proved to be a major thorn in the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) side, as they find themselves under heavy attack at the strategic military airport.

    The Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) has taken advantage of the Syrian Arab Army’s plight in Deir Ezzor by storming the military airport, applying pressure from two different flanks.

    On Friday morning, the Islamic State stormed the western and southern flanks of the Deir Ezzor Military Airport; this resulted in a day-long battle that ended with the terrorist forces failing to advance at either axes.
    Despite their failed advance on Friday, the Islamic State possesses the high ground near the Deir Ezzor Military Airport, which spells bad news for the Syrian Arab Army, if they are unable to quickly retake Jabal Thardeh.

    So Americans bomb Syrian Government troops and Islamic State moves in?

    • michael norton

      What is about to happen in Syria
      is likely to be more important than Chicken Boy George and Call Me Dave being given the boot and Jeremy Corbyn sweeping all before him in the Labour Party.
      But I doubt the BBC will try and think through what is happening.

      • Laguerre

        Nothing epoch-making is yet in view in Syria. East Aleppo still has several months food. The jihadis said they didn’t need food, rather medical supplies. East Aleppo is not about to fall.

    • giyane

      One should not forget the outcome of political Islam’s last brush with Western superpowers in 1918, in which the Kurdish led a revolt with the collaboration of many other Muslim countries against the Ottoman Caliphate. The Kurdish leader expected Britain to hand over the caliphate to them in good faith. Islamic State is a caliphate re-promised to Kurdish political Islam by the US in reparation for British perfidy. It was signed in person by leader of the CIA’s Ansar al Islam Mulla Krekar and others in Amman under the signatory hand of US and Israeli commanders and delivered by means of a Saudi bribe to the Sunni Iraqi military commander in Mosul.

      Since the USUK invasion of Iraq in 2003 the US regards itself as sole owner of the country. To the US CIA agents are completely expendable. They need fighters to win global hegemony for them because they don’t need another Vietnam.

      One thing is certain, we are sitting on the edge of tectonic shift in world politics on the scale of WW 1 & 2. But as in WW2 the superpower , now the US , will lose, and the superpower’s agents Islamic State and Al Qaida will again be punished for not recognising who’s boss and having ideas above their pay-grade.

      Plus cha change plus ch’est la fucking meme chose . N’est che pas?

    • Laguerre

      Your reference reminded me that I did once fly out of Deir ez-Zor. It was back in the old days in 1980, and one of the “interesting” flights of my life. The ancient Caravelle came in, blowing black smoke out of the engines as it reverse-thrusted to slow down. Then they issued too many boarding passes, no crap about bothering with trivia like seat allocations. As the plane filled up, there were genuinely people standing in the aisle, like in a bus, or Jeremy Corbyn’s train. It took the captain 45 mins to shoo the excess off. Why he bothered we discovered later. On the approach to Damascus, the pilot found himself at the wrong height, and simply went into a vertical dive, turning the cabin into a vertical lift-shaft. Ah happy days, we were young then, and didn’t worry about such things.

  • RobG

    The red dawn is here!

    All hail Jeremy!!

    Jez we can!!!

    https://twitter.com/georgegalloway/status/779627806951088128

    Who we are…

    Our leader, Comrade Smith, formed the C.R.A.P. (Council for Revolution, Anarchy and the Proletariat) as a reactionary measure against the bourgeoisie and their political terrorism.
    Long live revolutionary, popular, Socialist Britain!

    Comrade Smith Says … “Every soldier, every worker, every real Socialist, every honest democrat, realises that there are only two alternatives to the present situation.

    Either the power will remain in the hands of the bourgeois-landlord crew, and this will mean every kind of repression for the workers, soldiers, and peasants, continuation of the war, inevitable hunger and death…

    Or, the power will be transferred to the hands of the revolutionary workers, soldiers, and peasants; in that case it will mean a complete abolition of landlord tyranny, immediate check of the capitalists, immediate proposal of a just peace. Then the land is assured to the peasants, then control of industry is assured to the workers, then bread is assured to the hungry, then the end of this nonsensical class war..!”

    Comrade Smith’s philosophy…
    Comrade Smith Says: “The counter-revolutionary plotters are planning to take advantage of this insurrection to destroy the Revolution, open the front and wreck the constituent assembly… stick stubbornly to your posts! Do not come out!”

  • bevin

    Surely, the real significance of the Labour Election is the way that it has demonstrated the rapidly declining power of the media and its pundits.
    The anti-Corbyn bias was unrelenting, unfair in the most obvious way and, in the end appears to have convinced nobody beyond the shrinking swamp of Blairites-cuckoos who have seen their stolen nests re-occupied by their builders.
    Those who affect to be delighted with the outcome, on the ground that it will lead to Labour’s defeat, are the ones who have missed the lesson of the diminished credibility of the punditocracy: their opinion that Corbyn is ‘unelectable’ is based on the evidence that the media oligarchs don’t like him and will not allow him to win. The view of the Anons and “Dissidents” on this board is that the rest of the world, like them, takes its opinions undiluted and unquestioned, from the BBC, The Guardian etc. It is understandable that they believe that to be the case, because it is certainly what they do. Increasingly, however it is not what the rest of us are doing.
    The figures strike me as astonishing: not only did Corbyn increase his mandate, both relatively and absolutely but he did so in the context of a vicious and suicidal purge of the membership- following a sudden 11th hour rule change aimed at disenfranchising tens of thousands- which appears to have removed 250.000 voters from the electorate. If you add to the 300,000 odd votes that he got, the 250,000 stolen from him the solidity of his mandate becomes clear.
    Those who wish to delude themselves that those supporters are bused in daily from Venezuela or come from a cave beneath Highgate Cemetery are at perfect liberty to do so, but the truth is that these are our fellow country people, decent, patriotic, intelligent, rooted in their communities and intent on making the country a better place to live in, and, for the rest of the world, to live with.
    Wait till they get their feet on the doorsteps.

  • Barrel bullets

    But why would ALL the cons,MSM,presstitutes,Anon1s,kempes,etc be so dead set against JC if he was going to lose against their candidate? On the contrary they should have encouraged him to win knowing that he is a “loser”, but the great British public can see through such satanic devils now. It can mean only one thing a big human sacrifice is required, the spell is not working anymore, any ideas on what to do now habba? WW3 perhaps?

    • Resident Dissident

      Those who had been members of the Labour Party since before 2015 are reported to have voted by a margin of 26% against JC’s re-election according to one polling organisation – they are the ones who perhaps know Labour Party voters better than anyone else.

        • Resident Dissident

          I could add the Scots and the 18-24s – the latter perhaps being the most interesting.

      • fred

        The strange thing about getting old RD is that you remember what happened 50 years ago better than what you had for breakfast. In the 1960s I remember a mill town in the Pennines called Hebden Bridge. It wasn’t Thatcher that killed the mills in Hebden Bridge, they died long before Thatcher came along, the workers moved away and the businesses in the town were struggling. Attracted by the empty houses to squat in the hippies started moving in and Hebden Bridge became the California of Britain filling up with deadleg young reprobates.

        The Working Man’s Club was called the Trades Club, before the hippies came they didn’t have many members left but they did have a large concert hall just ideal for putting on the latest bands playing the latest music. So the hippies got together and joined the club. Being a democratic organisation they then had a vote on who the committee was and then they had a vote on who the Concert Secretary was which is how a working man’s club became a work shy drug taking hippie club.

        That’s all a long time ago and what seemed like the end of the world to the old timers then turned out fine in the end. Hebden Bridge became the fashionable place to be, new businesses opened up to replace the ones which had closed down and those back to back houses the young people were squatting in then sell for six figure sums now.

        Which all goes to show you never can tell.

        • RobG

          Oh my God, as well as ISIS and the Trots I’ve now got to worry about the Hippies as well!

          *gulps another handful of Valium*

        • Resident Dissident

          Fred – I knew Hebden Bridge then and now, and there is a lot more continuity than you think – and the problems are far from solved and there are a few new ones.

          • Resident Dissident

            If you knew some of the problems caused by the drugs you wouldn’t say that. I trust that it was a flippant joke rather than anything serious.

            I’ve no problem with the tourism – I can remember staying in the White Lion before it was done up!

        • Alcyone

          The one single thing that people understand the least is a 4-lettered word called L I F E!

          And since it is a living thing, the facts are a constantly developing story! The Uncertainty Principle.

          For example, Corbyn’s victory was by no means a given. People are fed-up also with politics for the sake of politics. They threw every trick in the book at him and they are yet unashamed.

          Corbyn’s is the greatest story in British politics since quite awhile. Remember Miliband struggling to make a point. He set the party back years by creating an air of unappealing mediocrity. Where were all these scoundrels today? Where are all the wannabes? I give credit to Owen Supernormal for at least getting in there putting up a plucky fight. But politically, what a summer! The tories have had a great holiday at a time when they could have been most vulnerable.

          Tough decisions ahead for Corbyn.

      • Chris Rogers

        ResDes,

        Your propaganda is quite staggering, prey tell do instruct what happened to the more than 200,000 Party members who left between 1997 and 2010, not all of them kicked the bucket you know, and I certainly know as I was one of them. Now, lets reframe it, after 2010 membership dropped to less than 190,000, with most of that composed of Rightists, or is that modernisers or centrists, or whatever the buzz word is today. Alas, last year Corbyn got just under 50% of the Full member vote, and then membership went up from less than 200K to 551K, that’s more than 350K new members, approx. 250K being left-of-centre types, many old members like myself who actually are opposed to neoliberalism and perpetual war.

        Try spinning it again Res Des, but your BS certainly means you are not a PR Spiv.

        Oh, and whilst at it, please explain what happened to the 300K who actually wanted a vote, but some how were denied – now that would really be interesting.

        • Resident Dissident

          Fine ignore those who stayed with the Labour Party through thick and thin and demonstrated some loyalty rather than pissing off and voting for the opposition – but like it or not they probably have a better idea of what Labour voters want and the knowhow to win public elections than those who did little work in elections, denigrated the Party and voted for the opposition.

          • Macky

            @Resident Dissident , excelllent, your comments illustrate just how completely deluded you really are; your “demonstrated some loyalty” by embracing the New Labour Blair years is a staggering oxymoron, as those who really had loyalty to the true ideals of why the Labour Party was formed & what what it was meant to stand for, left in droves in disgust at this time.

            Your delusion mindset also explains how you manage to act as war-mongering cheer-leader & apologist for the Neo-imperialist blood-baths & yet still consider yourself a humanitarian & champion of democracy !

          • Chris Rogers

            ResDes,

            Regrettably old bean I have only ever voted Labour my entire life, and that included in May 2015 when a member of the Green Party, many of us Green/Eco Socialists voted Labour and not Green – we had quite a discussion about this – funny several of us are barred/suspended from the Labour Party, but McNicol kept our membership fees.

            Now sir, again you have been hoisted by your own petard, as Malky has demonstrated in his response to you.

          • Chris Rogers

            Forgot to add, here’s a brief list of the CLP’s I’ve been a member of and campaigned for:

            Pontypool (now Torfaen)
            Leicester East
            Leicester West

            Oh, and Chair of Leicester University’s National Organiasion of Labour Student when an undergraduate – but to you I’ve done fuck all – do pull the other one.

          • bevin

            “Fine ignore those who stayed with the Labour Party through thick and thin and demonstrated some loyalty rather than pissing off and voting for the opposition ..”
            They stuck it out, expelling their opponents, fiddling the nomination procedures, boasting that Socialist MPs lived in a “sealed tomb” because the NEC they controlled would never allow another to be nominated.
            And you call that ‘loyalty’?
            I call it a sustained attempt to take over the Labour Party by hollowing it out and selling the shell to the privatisers and the usurers. And the career of Tony Blair, since he left Parliament is a perfect example.
            My guess is that, at the municipal level across Britain you will find smaller but no less sweet deals with capitalists.
            Check out the Boards of Directors on which former Cabinet Ministers (who looked the other way while Blair turned them into political eunuchs) serve.
            It is a corruption that runs through the Labour Movement, it bankrupted the Coops, it tamed the Unions into Business Unions, riddled with careerists and thugs, and it reached its Apogee in New Labour, this summer.
            By the way, are you a New Labour councillor?

          • Resident Dissident

            Someone manned all those phone banks and knocked on peoples doors during those dark years when Labour obtained power – given the tone of their language and their views I very much doubt it was any of my detractors, unless they have a taste for having doors slammed in their faces or having the phone slammed down on them. They have no idea whatsoever what ordinary voters might want, because quite clearly they have never listened to them. Their modus operandii on the doorstep will be one of lecturing people in a language they don’t speak. The polite will just ignore them – it is the 1-2% who are not polite that they will need to watch out for.

          • Resident Dissident

            Yep I’m the deluded one – come back and tell me that after the General Election, though I suspect you hope that the revolution will come before that day of reckoning.

      • bevin

        No, they are the ones who saw nothing wrong with the Iraq war, the attack on Syria, the ‘Austerity-lite’ platform, the leadership of Harriet Harman in Parliament, the endorsement of Trident, the Academy policy/scam in education, Private Financing, dismantling the NHS, adopting Thatcher’s anti-Union policies, local municipal connivance in neo-liberalism and other stuff which fouls the air even to think of.

  • RobG

    ***** – The Council for Revolution, Anarchy and the Proletariat – *****

    Comrade Smith’s Poetry:

    Comrade Smith was a sensitive child and started writing poetry at an early age. His work was often misunderstood but despite this by the time he was seven he had already received poetry prizes and had seen his poems published. Here is a review of one of his more recent collections…

    “At his best, Smith is perceptive and quick-witted; toiling workers, greedy capitalists, socialist factories: these are some of his characteristic bric-a-brac, and poems in which they feature add up to an allegiance to a kind of grubby urban socialist tradition tinged with unsentimental nostalgia. Smith is a poet with a lot to say. Despite the familiarity of the subject, all of it’s interesting, none of it’s secondhand. A collection to read, and to re-read with increasing pleasure.”
    A. Smith (no relation)

    Now the very best of Comrade Smith’s work has been gathered together in one collection. Such classics as ‘Red Star’, ‘Capitalist’ and ‘The Factory’ make up SONGS OF SOCIALISM…

    Red Star

    Oh hanging orb
    Blood red bawb
    Drip drip
    Across the green and socialist land
    Toiled by workers hand
    From near and far
    In cart and car
    They see the red star.

    Capitalist

    Wearing his top hat, puffing on cigar
    The evil Capitalist gets into his car
    Exploiting the workers all day and all night
    Giving old socialist ladies a fright
    Kidnapping babies to work down the mine
    Starving the poor and colluding in crime
    Giving the sick and disabled a whack on the wrist
    The evil, greedy capitalist.

    The Factory

    Bang thump bang thump bang thump
    The wheels of socialist industry turn
    And no one has got the ump
    The happy workers cry with joy
    The bourgeoisie bankers are out the door
    Exploitation has gone down the sump
    Red dawn has arrived
    Bang thump bang thump bang thump.

    SONGS OF SOCIALISM will lift your heart and mind and is available now from C.R.A.P. Publications for only £9.99 plus packing and postage.

    SONGS OF SOCIALISM is a collection of poetry that you will treasure down the years, and by buying it you will also be helping the cause of Revolutionary Socialism. What better reason could there be for owning this wonderful collection of poetry?

    • Resident Dissident

      His cousin Wolfie Smith from Tooting who went off to work for the BBC at least had the virtue of being amusing.

  • notta taxfarmer

    Tax math:
    All government taxes not paid by tax-exempt schemers and their schemes must be paid by those who are not exempt.

    Charities are often excuses used to create privileges. A privilege is, by definition, private law, as opposed to public law.

      • bevin

        Far from being a waste of time-this post gives detail of the extent of the victory.
        Even the Blairite boast, repeated here by Resident Blairites, that Smith won in the category of pre 20215 members of the Labour Party, is exploded by the knowledge that 50% of Party members were barred from voting. The pre 2015 members, such as Corbyn, who were known to be anti-New Labour will have been the first to have been purged. Mandy-the Monte Carlo Stalin- has had his eyes on them, for purging for years.
        The evidence sustaining these assertions will, it is to be hoped, emerge after a thorough enquiry into this flagrant attempt to turn the Labour Party into precisely the kind of organisation that “Trotskyists” and other “Leninists” are accused of wanting-namely a top down Democratic Centralist dictatorship.
        All these criticisms of Trots have been crude projection. Want to see a classic Leninist organiser? Look at Tom- stop the voting- Watson.
        Want to see a Stalin without the military experience ? Look at Ian McNichol.

  • Barrel bullets

    I hope the first thing JC does is to insist on a lifting of the Syria sanctions, the inhouse devils here at this blog would rather assad fights the headchoppers with DIY primitive BARREL BULLETS and BOMBS instead of sourcing the real stuff from Colt USA Inc including proper JDAMS (obama just sold £1.1b worth to sauds), the primitive ammunition assad regime is using is wounding too many people instead of killing them outright like the sauds are able to do in Yemen with JDAMS, its a war crime !! And Anon1 and habba can be held to account as accessories too for insisting on sanctions against assad preventing him from sourcing proper bullets and bombs. These dershowitzians with their rifkind logic will be the bane of England.

  • RobG

    ***** – The Council for Revolution, Anarchy and the Proletariat – *****

    LATEST NEWS…

    The third All-British Congress of Revolutionary Socialists was held last month at the Rose and Crown, Peckham. CRAP put forward a motion demanding the immediate arrest of the Director General of the BBC and his capitalist lackeys. This motion was seconded by EMLAB (Ethnic Minority Lesbian Amputees against the Bomb), who called for the Director General to be brought before a tribunal of the people. Comrade Smith, President of the CIST (Committee of the Intelligentsia and Socialist Trotskyites), also supported the motion and added that the BBC should be sent down the mines.

    The foul odour of the FART has been wafting across the streets of Catford this month. FART have been spewing their poisonous bile through people’s letter boxes. If you’ve received any literature from the Fascist Army of Reactionary Tories we urge you to burn it without delay! The only good FART is a FART that goes up in flames!

    Due to unacceptable increases in the bourgeois tax on tobacco and alcohol, and a large fine that Comrade Smith has to pay for refusing to buy a TV Licence on behalf of the repressed masses, the Council for Revolution, Anarchy and the Proletariat sadly regret that our membership fees will have to increase by 500% this year.

    At the beginning of the month, WART (Workers Army of Revolutionary Trotskyites) were out on the streets of New Cross with their collection tins. They aim to raise enough money to issue decrees on peace, land, workers control over industry, the arming of the working-class, and to pay their rent. WART plans to set-up a direct action arm called the Socialist Committee of Anti-fascist Bolsheviks. We wish both WART and SCAB well in their fight for truth and justice.
    ________________________________

    The C.R.A.P. Mandate for the People

    “The Council for Revolution, Anarchy and the Proletariat calls upon the workers and peasants of the United Kingdom to support with all their energy and all their devotion the Proletarian Revolution. The Council expresses its conviction that the city workers, allies of the poor peasants, will assure complete revolutionary order, indispensable to the victory of Socialism. The Council is convinced that the proletariat of the countries of western Europe will aid us in conducting the cause of Socialism to a real and lasting victory.”

    Comrade Smith

  • michael norton

    We woz only protesting against Jeremy Fucking Corbyn fixing the election said Smiff and his chums.
    Thieves who hit and bit a Carlisle shopkeeper who tried to stop them stealing wine worth £14 have been jailed for 15 months.

    Danielle Nicholson and Tania Liddle attacked the man at the Fusehill Street Spar in May last year.

    Liddle, 35, hit him while Nicholson, 27, sank her teeth into his arm. A third unidentified person attacked him with a broken bottle.

    Judge Peter Davies at Carlisle Crown Court called the attack “disgraceful”.

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