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The terrible death of Dawn Sturgess casts a new shadow over the Salisbury Affair. Dawn appears to have been a popular and well grounded woman with close friend and family ties, whose life had taken a downward turn before being cruelly ended.

The illogical, inconsistent and shifting government narrative over events in Salisbury and Amesbury had appeared so ludicrous as to be tragi-comic. Any sense of amusement is now abruptly dispelled. But less us take a serious and sober look at the government case.

Savid Javid stated today:

We know back in March that it was the Russians. We know it was a barbaric, inhuman act by the Russian state. Again, for this particular incident, we need to learn more and let the police do their work.

Actually, we know no such thing and, contrary to Javid’s deliberate insinuation, the police have adduced no evidence that it was the Russian state.

The media appear to have entirely excluded from the narrative that Porton Down specifically stated that they cannot determine the origin of the poison that attacked the Skripals. Nor has the OPCW. There are scores of both state and non-state actors who could have produced the nerve agent. No evidence has been produced as to the physical person who allegedly administered the poison. In short, nothing so far has been shown which would lead any reasonable person to conclude a case against the Russian state was proven.

I believe this following is the government narrative currently. I hope I am not mistating it:

Russia has a decade long secret programme of producing and stockpiling novichok nerve agents. It also has been training agents in secret assassination techniques, and British intelligence has a copy of the Russian training manual, which includes instruction on painting nerve agent on doorknobs. The Russians chose to use this assassination programme to target Sergei Skripal, a double agent who had been released from jail in Russia some eight years previously.

Only the Russians can make novichok and only the Russians had a motive to attack the Skripals.

The Russians had been tapping the phone of Yulia Skripal. They decided to attack Sergei Skripal while his daughter was visiting from Moscow. Their trained assassin(s) painted a novichok on the doorknob of the Skripal house in the suburbs of Salisbury. Either before or after the attack, they entered a public place in the centre of Salisbury and left a sealed container of the novichok there.

The Skripals both touched the doorknob and both functioned perfectly normally for at least five hours, even able to eat and drink heartily. Then they were simultaneously and instantaneously struck down by the nerve agent, at a spot in the city centre coincidentally close to where the assassins left a sealed container of the novichok lying around. Even though the nerve agent was eight times more deadly than Sarin or VX, it did not kill the Skripals because it had been on the doorknob and affected by rain.

Detective Sergeant Bailey attended the Skripal house and was also poisoned by the doorknb, but more lightly. None of the other police who attended the house were affected.

Four months later, Charlie Rowley and Dawn Sturgess were rooting about in public parks, possibly looking for cigarette butts, and accidentally came into contact with the sealed container of a novichok. They were poisoned and Dawn Sturgess subsequently died.

I am going to leave you to mull over that story yourselves for a while. I believe it is a fair statement of the British government narrative. I also believe almost (but not quite) every single sentence is very obviously untrue. I hope tomorrow to publish a detailed analysis explaining why that is, but want you to look at it yourselves first.

One final thought. I trust that Dawn Sturgess will get a proper and full public inquest in accordance with normal legal process, something which was denied to David Kelly. I suspect that is something the government will seek to delay as long as possible, even indefinitely.


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  • fwl

    Shameful attack on Sir Christopher Mayer at Victoria Station.

    In response to the question above as to what we think gain from passing time here:

    Presumably most readers have long since cottoned on to the fact that messages are spun, lied, manipulated and censored to suit a variety of purposes, which makes it a tad difficult to understand what is going on. Therefore one potters about with a candle or weak torch looking under stones.

    Under stones there may be more spun nonsense, myths and lies, but over time one begins to get a feel for what ideas and facts are permitted within the Overton window of any particular elite and to look out for what is going on outside the Overton window.

    It ain’t perfect but if your alive and interested in the world then in part you engage with others in the world (and enjoy your engagement with others) and in part you try to figure out and ponder what is going on.

    It doesn’t do anyone any good to spend all their time on places like this or any other bulletin board or source of information, unless perhaps that one’s occupation, but you have to mix it up. Read the mainstream media, read other elite groups main stream media, read propaganda, read alternate sources of information. Have a think about why the writer is taking a particular approach. Review your own thoughts, avoid a loop which just feeds one’s own prejudices and views and keep engaged.

    And get out there and engage with others and enjoy life.

      • Dom

        Some more wise words, from Sir Christopher Meyer in today’s Times:

        “It will fall to Mrs May: to remind Trump that . . . domination of Europe has been a strategic Russian goal since 1945.”

        • Deb O'Nair

          I presume that’s an ironic statement, given the domination of Europe by the US/EU/NATO since 1945, and particularly since the end of the USSR, when the afore mentioned have expanded their dominance right up to Russia’s border.

          • james

            i agree deb…
            i want to quote someone else as i think it is relevant here “It is the United States that has pushed Europe towards an aggressive posture vis a vis Russia, not vice versa.” although, i have to say the uk with the skripal affair has been a real exception to this here… i guess this goes into the ””close”” relationship the uk and usa have, lol…

        • fedup

          Who is Sir Christopher Meyer?

          Is it the warmongering useless specimen that helped facilitating the disastrous Iraq war?

          • Dom

            The very same. A beloved figure of the deep establishment, who also initiated their penchant for red socks.

        • Michael McNulty

          With NATO troops in former Soviet-bloc countries at US insistence it is the US which rebuilt the Iron Curtain.

    • Sharp Ears

      It’s criminal.

      ‘Israel wants to break Gaza once and for all
      11 July 2018
      A nation ranked the eighth most powerful in the world has tightened the medieval siege it has imposed on a population of mainly refugees, half of them children, for more than a decade.

      Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Monday that his government would close Gaza’s sole commercial crossing, preventing all exports from and imports to the territory, with the exception, at Israel’s discretion, of food and medicine.

      Gaza fishermen, who already contend with Israeli navy fire while earning their bread, are now confined to sailing six nautical miles out to sea, rather than the nine that were permitted by Israel for the season.

      The stated reason for the Israeli move is the ongoing rebellion among the two million Palestinians it has effectively imprisoned, in partnership with Egypt, in a densely populated strip of land roughly the size of Chicago.’
      /..
      https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/maureen-clare-murphy/israel-wants-break-gaza-once-and-all

  • Sharp Ears

    What passes for a riot is breaking out in the HoC. Raab who inherited the poisoned chalice of Brexit is delivering the White Paper thereon without copies being available to members. A huge furore developed. Bercow has suspended the sitting while the copies are delivered. Almost comical.

        • Doodlebug

          I left ASDA earlier this evening with yet another ‘Bag for Life’. Will that do?

          More seriously, I’ve begun to wonder whether conventional wisdom as regards ‘targetting’ (Skripals then Sturgess and Rowley) might perhaps be back-to-front. Perhaps there were no targets as such.

          There has been a suggestion that a couple identified by a witness as, in effect, not the Skripals, might have been Charlie and Dawn. What if, in consequence of some clandestine deal, someone who did not know them by sight was asked to leave or hand a little something to a couple who would be waiting on the park bench? What if they turned up a little early (or late as the case may be) yet did exactly what was asked of them – and the Skripals in their naivety opened the package simply to see or sample what was in it (e.g., cigarettes)?

          Even had they listened to the earliest news, Rowley and Sturgess would not instinctively have made a connection between what might conceivably have been a ‘bad batch’ and ‘Novichok’ poisoning. Months later they demonstrate complete trust in a similar package with fatal consequences.

          I’m fantasizing I know, but what’s a fellow to do now that we’re no longer World Cup final candidates.

      • Kempe

        Simple solution: the caption on the photo is incorrect.

        They wouldn’t have been able to photograph the family in the Avon Playground because it was sealed off! The photographer obviously took them the 50 or so yards to the other park hoping nobody would notice or that if they did notice they wouldn’t be so stupid as to try and construct some silly fantasy around it.

        • Doodlebug

          Don’t you mean ‘solution for simpletons’?

          Rob Slane: “The Avon Playground mentioned by The Mirror and The Mail is next to the Avon River, and it is also about 50 yards or so from the bench where the Skripals were found”

          Kempe: “The photographer obviously took them the 50 or so yards to the other park”

          The other park (Queen Elizabeth Gardens) is a quarter of a mile away. Check the map.

          • Kempe

            OK, quarter of a mile.

            It’s still the closest bit of green space to an area that would’ve been inaccessible.

      • fedup

        You have hit a nerve there, as the rebuttals of the two of the “defence brigade” proves.

        D5 notice that none can even acknowledge it has been served; because it just simply doesn’t exist!!!!! Somehow helps pass the fantasies of some sick, very sick operatives as “reality”

  • Sharp Ears

    There’s Trump dominance and then there’s Murdoch dominance. Treeza and co have rolled over to Rupert.
    I am fed up with oligarchs, paleocons and these relics from the Pleistocene Age.

    Independent: Rupert Murdoch given government clearance for Sky takeover
    It’s now a matter for the Sky shareholders to decide whether to accept 21 Century Fox’s bid’
    18 minutes ago

    Ministers have removed the final obstacle to Rupert Murdoch’s takeover of Sky after granting clearance to 21st Century Fox’s proposed purchase.

    Jeremy Wright, the newly appointed culture secretary, said he was confirming his predecessor’s decision to accept amended pledges over Sky News made by Fox and Walt Disney.“The publication of the undertakings marks the final stage of the public interest consideration of this case,” he said. “It’s now a matter for the Sky shareholders to decide whether to accept 21 Century Fox’s bid.”

    The long-awaited decision by the UK government following an 18-month consultation comes amid a bidding war for the company between Mr Murdoch and his rival Comcast, who on Wednesday increased its offer for Sky to £26bn – just hours after Fox hiked its bid to £24.5bn.

    All eyes will now turn to Fox to see if it will increase its offer for the 61 per cent of Sky that it does not already own. The Government has already separately cleared Comcast’s bid for Sky.

    Mr Wright’s predecessor Matt Hancock said last month that Fox’s proposal to sell Sky News to Walt Disney co, or to an alternative buyer, was likely to be the best remedy to assuage concerns about the extent of Mr Murdoch’s influence over the media in Britain.

    Expressing anger at the decision Clive Lewis, a Labour frontbencher, said: “Understand this for what it is: elites retrenching and digging in for the fight ahead. “This is a government unashamedly fighting for corporate power and oligarchs aka the one per cent.”

    Under its plans to appease Government concerns, Fox has pledged to offload Sky News to Walt Disney, which is separately bidding to buy a major chunk of Fox assets – including the Sky stake.

    Fox has also vowed to provide a Disney-owned Sky News channel with funding of at least £100 million a year for 15 years.

    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/murdoch-sky-takeover-clearance-fox-comcast-jeremy-wright-latest-a8443786.html

    • Sharp Ears

      Jeremy Wright, a non practicing barrister and ex Attorney General has been demoted to SoS DCMS.
      He has the thinnest Register of Interests dating back to 2005. The only item worthy of note is a visit to Israel in 2008 with the CFoI lobby group.

      His votes:
      Consistently voted for a reduction in spending on welfare benefits
      45 votes for, 0 votes against, 4 absences, between 2012–2016

      Generally voted for a referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU
      7 votes for, 4 votes against, 2 absences, between 2008–2016

      Consistently voted against paying higher benefits over longer periods for those unable to work due to illness or disability
      0 votes for, 12 votes against, between 2011–2016

      Voted a mixture of for and against a wholly elected House of Lords
      5 votes for, 3 votes against, 1 absence, between 2007–2016

      Voted for raising England’s undergraduate tuition fee cap to £9,000 per year
      1 vote for, 0 votes against, in 2010

      So there. Wikpedia similarly empty. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Wright

        • fedup

          I hope you are referring to gender neutral fairies that said august organisations tell stories about!!

    • mikh

      The Croatian President has done the same (singing fascist songs glorifying their Nazi past), they all have. Croatia is built by betrayal, hate, fascism and Nazism. Without that identity and the myths built around it, Croatians would be the same Serbs they once were.

      The Croatian flag is the flag of the notorious Ustasha.It’s not just Vida and he apparently still want to burn Belgrade to the ground.

      • Resident Dissident

        What garbage – Croats were distinct from the Serbs long before the Nazis.

  • quasi_verbatim

    Puigdemont is to be extradited from Germany to Spain and we expect Quisling to sign the Ponsati warrant just as soon as the current love-in has ended.

  • Brianfujisan

    Sharp Ears
    July 11, 2018 at 17:01

    ” New post please Craig even if it’s about the weather prospects for DTRH ”

    I took a Drive to the DTRH site last night, Met Clark, and Squonk.. All seems to be rolling along well. there was some heavy rain overnight on Tuesday.. the first time in over a month since we had Any rain. but the weather has been dry since.

    There is a good crowd of volunteers to help out.

    Squonk says theres a chance of rain on sunday, and I suspect he will be keeping a goot eye on that.

    Looks like it will be Saturday when I go back.

    Stay Well.

    • Sharp Ears

      Cheers for that update Brian. Hope the festival goes well and pass on best wishes to all.

      PS Are you anywhere nearTurnberry? Watch out for motorcades and/or giant sized helicopters bearing Trump and Melania.

      How about this for obscene extravagance? Obama and the others were all guilty of the same of course.

      Donald Trump’s massive Air Force jets and secret service agents arrive in Scotland
      The massive operation is underway at Prestwick Airport ahead of the US President’s visit on Friday.
      https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/donald-trumps-massive-air-force-12896980
      We no

  • Republicofscotland

    As you dive into your US chlorine washed antibiotic pumped up meats after Brexit. You may also want to think about imported foodstuffs from India.

    Of course the British government don’t want you to know about our diminishing standards on food and other fields post Brexit, foisted upon us from our future trading partners.

    “The UK should be prepared to relax EU rules on food standards and chemical safety as part of a new trading relationship with India, according to an unreleased report by the British and Indian governments.”

    “The official joint trade review – obtained by Unearthed despite the UK government’s refusal to release it – spotlights a range of non-tariff barriers to trade identified by Indian businesses, including limits on fungicides in basmati rice, the enforcement of food hygiene standards for milk and dairy products such as paneer and the use of hormone-disrupting chemicals across a range of non-food products.”

    https://unearthed.greenpeace.org/2018/07/12/brexit-uk-india-trade-review-out-of-reach/

    Currently you’re protected by EU food standards, however the British government in their eagerness to close new global trade deals will probably let standard fall.

    • Andyoldlabour

      RoS, we have always had higher standards of animal husbandry in the UK than those in Europe. You only have to look at how animals are treated, particularly in markets on the continent. Then you have controversial subjects like Foie Gras production, the abundant fishing for undersized fish, hunting songbirds almost to extinction.
      The food hygiene standards are higher in the UK than the rest of Europe.
      We already have a taskforce to educate farmers about the use of antibiotics in animals which enter the food chain.
      There is absolutely no need to source chlorine dipped pultry from the US.

      • Republicofscotland

        The British government wants to lower the standard, to accommodate trade deals, that’s the point of the matter. Currently they cannot do this whilst part of the EU.

    • Anon1

      Tell us that you want to see a ban on the filthy Scottish farmed salmon industry, then you can complain about chlorinated chicken (which is largely a fiction anyway).

      • Republicofscotland

        Indeed in some parts salmon farming industry do need to be looked at closer. However the British government are willing to sacrifice food standards to gain trade deals.

        This disingenuous prevaricating British government is willing to cover up the unsavoury parts of the deals, to secure access to global markets.

        Is it any wonder the EU sees Britain as a fractured entity ready to implode in on itself sooner than later. Even the Orange Baby Trump mentioned the state Britain’s in. For once his words rang true.

        • Anon1

          Of course it’s in a state because we have a remainer PM who doesnt believe in Brexit and doesn’t want it. If we had a strong leader like Trump it would’ve been done by now and we’d be getting on with making a success of it.

          By the way they’re feeding the Don some of that filthy toxic Socttish salmon at Blenheim tonight. If anything happens to him there will be consequences.

  • Paul Greenwood

    “It will fall to Mrs May: to remind Trump that . . . domination of Europe has been a strategic Russian goal since 1945.”
    Hilarious. !!
    Just who did invade USSR in 1941 ???????
    Who invaded Russia 1914 ?
    Who invaded Russia 1918 ?
    Who invaded Russia 1919 ?
    Who invaded Russia 1854 ?

    Who proposed attacking Red Army in Dresden 1945 using Wehrmacht soldiers in Operation Unthinkable ?

    • Kempe

      Who said domination has to be by military means?

      Besides who invaded Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia etc in 1945 and kept those countries in an iron grip until 1991?

  • Paul Greenwood

    Do you think the “paramedics” wearing Hazmat suits are really from Porton Down and that the policemen who guard waste bins and watch men in Hazmat suits loading people into ambulances know that these ambulances are from Porton Down ?

  • Sharp Ears

    From John Hilley’s excellent article –

    World Cup window on Russian realities and British hypocrisy
    12th July 2018

    ‘It also now transpires that Newsnight’s senior diplomatic correspondent Mark Urban met with Sergei Skripal on several occasions in 2017, before he was poisoned. What, we may reasonably wonder, as Craig Murray does, was the ‘scope’ of Urban’s ‘research’, and why does his ‘understanding’ of the Salisbury events seem to fit so closely with the official line?

    It’s remarkable how readily the BBC accept and amplify the standard narrative. Even while security correspondents like Frank Gardner mention competing explanations, there’s no serious scrutiny of the UK’s deeply suspect claims, silences and omissions.

    British deceit and subterfuge over Salisbury is matched only by the hypocrisy of its selective support for other brutal states. Imagine if the World Cup finals, with English or other UK participants, were being played in Saudi Arabia or Israel. Would we be seeing such ‘moral’ non-attendance?

    Unlike the unverified claims against Russia over Salisbury, here are two states with decisively proven records of murdering innocent civilians in Yemen and Gaza. Yet there’s been no major condemnation of the slaughter carried out by these regimes. Nor will our lofty media pursue and expose the dark part the UK plays in such killing, through arming, training and placating them.

    Britain condemns Russia’s human rights record, but would never employ the same language or punishments against Israel or Saudi Arabia. What’s the likelihood of UK/Western sanctions being placed on these serial violators of international law?’

    /..
    https://johnhilley.blogspot.com/2018/07/world-cup-window-on-russian-realities.html

    Links on the original.

    • Rhys Jaggar

      Mark Urban is either an MI6 sleeper in BBC or he has back channels deep into the Security Services. Going back until 2000, he has been as faithful as Con Coughlin and Roger Boyes in promoting Security Services lines.

  • Good In Parts

    @Radar O’Reilly

    Re Weekend Work

    Do you remember when the russkies got deeply paranoid that a NATO exercise was actually a cover for a nuclear first strike on the beloved motherland ?

    To confirm this they apparently sent their agents to walk up and down Whitehall during evenings and weekends on the basis that the civil servants would visibly be working extra hours.

    Thank goodness the cleaners didn’t leave the lights on over the weekend !

  • Sharp Ears

    ‘Tony Blair’s ex-spokesman Alastair Campbell has said it’s impossible to “overestimate just how despised” Donald Trump is in the UK, just as the US President touches down on British soil.

    Campbell, who gained fame and notoriety for his role as the former Labour prime minister’s “spin doctor”, told CNBC on Wednesday that opposition to the visiting president “will be big.”’

    As despised as your old boss Alastair? No. Best shut up and keep off the news channels. Getting tired of you and your views.

    Britain’s despise for Trump impossible to ‘overestimate’ – ex-Tony Blair spokesman
    https://www.rt.com/uk/432872-donald-trump-visit-protest/

  • Anon1

    Regarding the anti-Trump protests, does anyone know what they are actually protesting? Is it the denuclearization of N. Korea? The refusal to get involved in more wars? Repatriation of jobs? Lowest ever unemployment for minorities? The strengthening economy?

    • Republicofscotland

      Erm… it might be kids in cages, or the filthy Mexican rapists comments, or the Mexican wall, or the Muslim ban, or the grabbing womens private parts..stop me if any of this rings a bell or are you too dumb to remember any of it or, the most likely scenario, you don’t want to know about it.

      • SA

        Not to mention offending the Germans, attacking Syria twice under false pretences, reneging on the Iran deal for the wrong reason and starting an international trade war. Otherwise he is perfect.

      • Beth

        There were also kids in cages under Obama. Obamas speech writer tweeted pictures of kids in cages, mistakenly believing they were taken during Trumps presidency when in fact they were from 2014.The policy at border control is not new. Obama also deported more people than ever before. Clinton called black youths super predators and took prison lobbyists money. She also refused to take seriously allegations of sexual abuse against one of her campaign advisors. But it is good that people are paying more attention now, as long as this attention doesn’t disappear with the next handsome, charming President to come along.

          • Beth

            Has he destroyed a whole country yet ….Libya ? It’s not a matter of liking Trump, just relief that it is not Clinton.

      • kgbgb

        It really looks like you get all your USA news from the mainstream propaganda outlets, which will turn any story against Trump, even if those casting the first stone are themselves far more guilty than he is.

        1) The famous “kids in cages” photo was taken during Obama’s presidency, not Trump’s, and the laws that caused them to be there were signed by Clinton and Bush. The girl on the infamous Time cover was NOT separated from her mother, despite the MSM’s insinuations; under Obama, she would have been. (Incidentally, there actually were forceful child separations in that case, but they were caused not by Trump but by the actions of the irresponsible mother. Far from being a refugee, she had had a reasonably comfortable lifestyle, with an economically successful husband, two sons and one daughter. But she hankered for a life in the USA. Her husband refused to give up his job and home to take the family through the dangers of illegal immigration, so one day she just abandoned her sons, kidnapped her daughter, and skidaddled. This is the sort of person that the MSM will present as an innocent victim, if there is a chance of thereby attacking Trump.)

        2) A Mexican academic was the source of the statistic that a large majority of female illegal immigrants crossing the border were raped on the way by those they were travelling with. Trump quoted him, to the effect that some of those crossing the border illegally were rapists and not the sort of people you should let into your country willy-nilly. The academic, along with the MSM, misrepresented that as Trump saying that “[All] Mexicans are rapists”. So far as I can see, this calumny is the main source of the trope that Trump is a racist.

        3) Hilary’s campaign and the MSM made out that the Access Hollywood tape constituted Trump “admitting sexual assault”. Consensual actions are NOT assault. Actually Trump was pointing out (admittedly in an uncouth way, but then it was a private conversation) that some women will readily consent to all sorts of activity with a billionaire alpha male. If that is news to any adult, they must be naive or retarded. In contrast, women who accused Hillary’s husband of actual, non-consensual, violent rape (and who went on the record at the time) say that it was Hillary rather than Bill who tried to intimidate them into withdrawing their accusations. That got almost zero coverage.

        And so on, and so on. The only upside to this massive propaganda attack by all the MSM (except for parts of Fox) is that when people happen upon a definitive disproof of one of the lies that had previously fooled them, it sometimes opens their eyes to the total untrustworthiness of the MSM. Take Brendan Straka, founder of the #walkaway movement (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Pjs7uoOkag), who describes himself as having been one of the Liberals who were close to tears over the terrifying prospect of a Trump presidency back in November 2016. He seems to have had his eyes opened when he chanced upon a video disproving the MSM lie that Trump had mocked a reporter’s disability. The video showed that, for decades, Trump had used the same arm-flapping gesture to represent someone desperately trying to dig themselves out of a hole that they had dug with their own stupidity. He had sometimes even used it against himself.

        There are tons of morally and intellectually respectable reasons to criticise Trump. But they mainly concern policies which are continuations or minor modifications of previous presidents’ policies. I wager that 95% of British anti-Trump demonstrators know none of them, and are merely partaking in the Trump Derangement Syndrome manufactured by the Democrats and their partisan MSM. Associating with them only weakens one’s case when trying to make a rational critique of Trump.

        • kgbgb

          Of course, Iran is one really important area where Trump does not have the excuse that he’s just continuing previous policy. There, he seems to have been totally captured by the influence of his financial backers and his in-laws. Very dangerous.

  • Sharp Ears

    QT tonight 22.45. BBC1

    Minister of state for energy and clean growth Claire Perry MP, who attends Cabinet and was at the Chequers meeting on Friday 6 July;

    Labour’s shadow secretary of state for international trade Barry Gardiner MP;

    Gina Miller, fund manager and campaigner who took the government to the Supreme Court over Brexit;

    Charles Moore, former editor of the Daily Telegraph and The Spectator, now a columnist for both;

    Broadcaster, journalist and friend of Donald Trump, Piers Morgan.

    Last one before all the HoC troughers go off for their six week Summer holidays.

  • Anon1

    BBC and C4 desperately trying to make the protests look/sound bigger than they are. Bigger crowd, chip shop etc.

    • Anon1

      Seems to be mostly the usual assortment Local Authority employees, students, unemployed, Momentum types, cat ladies.

      • Anon1

        They just interviewed a cat-owning vegan type who said the words “racist” and “bigot” so many times she forgot to breathe and nearly collapsed live on air.

  • Patrick Mahony

    This no doubt has absolutely nothing to do with the Salisbury/Amesbury incident. I think it is noteworthy though.
    From the available information in the public domain (which may be wrong) the air ambulance did not scramble from its base Devizes Police HQ. It was on the ground in the vicinity of D*””””””” Farm, Minety. It landed at 16.03. The call came to go to Skripals at 16.19.. It took off at 16.30.
    As I say I am not 100% convinced about the accuracy of this but the gentleman who lives there is well connected and this information is in the public domain, but I will redact it.

    Partner, Head of Private Office
    Charles ****** is a Partner of LJ Partnership and Head of LJ Private Office. Having grown up in Kenya and after a Short Service Commission in the 13th/18th Royal Hussars, Charles began working in the family office of Sir James Goldsmith where in 1993 he became a partner. Across 23 years with the Goldsmith Family Group, Charles gained an invaluable understanding of the workings of a private international family office. After the dismantling of the Goldsmith family office in 1997 Charles set up Unicorn Administration offering private office services to a client base of international families based in the UK. Unicorn Administration became the LJ Private office in 2012 and is run by Charles from headquarters in London.

    Now the guy probably called 999 with chest pains or something and when Salisbury came in the air ambulance went to more urgent call. But some journalist (if there are any left) could find out.

  • Republicofscotland

    Watching the toy soldiers marching up and down outside Blenheim palace, reminded me of a tinpot parade in North Korea.

    Trump steps out the bullet proof limo, with the FLOTUS, May and Phillip, like two miss matched bookend walk at either side. Trump hand holding again with May..quick pass the sick bucket.

    According to Sky news May is wooing Trump with Scottish salmon as the main meal, tastier that antibiotics pumped full chlorinated rubber chicken I think.

    Dessert is May begging for a good trade deal.

  • Republicofscotland

    Oh to be a fly on the wall of Blenheim palace, and to listen to Theresa May grovel and prostrate herself to the Donald in the hope of receiving a good trade deal.

    Meanwhile one assumes a very disinterested FLOTUS, struggling to listen to a very unimaginative, and unstimulating Phil prattle on.

  • frankywiggles

    Strange, I saw him oohing and aahing over a bunch of twats parading about in stupid hats … trotting out the usual bollocks of “we do this sort of thing splendidly well, dont we? I do hope the president is impressed…” Just the standard cravenness towards the Hegemon.

  • Republicofscotland

    So now we have Secretary of States and Tory politicians attending bigot marches on the 12th of July. NI, is divided by hatred, and it’s right where Westminster wants it to be.

    https://archive.fo/29ada

    • copydude

      Achy breaky news. Cluedo gets two 2 new locations:

      “Police have collected a car from the Air Ambulance base in Semington as well as at an address in Monkton Park in Chippenham.”
      http://www.spirefm.co.uk/news/local-news/2632612/cars-seized-as-part-of-amesbury-incident/

      So far, we have:

      It was State Actor, in Christie Miller Road, with the Doorknob

      It was Dirty Trixie, in Zizzi’s Restaurant, with the Weapon’s Grade Risotto

      It was Sid Smackhead, in Dawn’s Shower, with the Unusual Container

      It was Hero Cop, at the Park Bench, with the Red Handbag

      It was Secret Agent Nerve, in the Miller Pub, with the Poisoned Prosecco

      It was Dumpster Diver, in Queen Elizabeth Gardens, with the Drugged Duck Food

  • Ingwe

    So I gather they’ve now found the containers in which the Novichock nerve agent was stored. Await the headlines to report that it has a label, in Russian, stating that it was made in Russia by Vladimir Putin.

    • Iain

      Needs more “evidence” than that – As well as the label there will be a bottle within a bottle within a bottle …etc inside the container.

  • Kathleen Hayman

    OMG! Was she an activist of some sort maybe? did she see or hear or discover something? was she a greenpeace member?

  • Steve

    Quote from the article below “Matthew Rowley said he was accompanied by a police officer during the visit to hospital and that he and his brother were not allowed to speak about what happened.”

    As a concerned member of the family, of course one of the first thing you’ll ask is “what happened?” But the police offer made sure it wasn’t discussed. This is very curious and raises many questions.
    – Why does there need to be a police officer with Rowley?
    – Is it legal for a police officer to prevent a patient in hospital speaking to family?
    – Is Rowley under arrest?

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jul/11/novichok-victim-charlie-rowley-speaks-to-police-nerve-agent

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