Between August 2014 and February 2018, the Tornado, Typhoon and Reaper aircraft of the Royal Air Force spent a total of 42,000 hours in the air over Iraq and Syria. That alone cost the UK taxpayers around £1.5 billion.
I know a lot of Tory MPs and I am sad to say the public is basically correct. Tory MPs largely do not care about these poorer people. They don’t care about the NHS. And the public has kind of cottoned on to that.
( Dominic Cummings, chief advisor to UK PM Boris Johnson )
We are living in a period of time in which the biggest threat to humanity, to all creatures, and to the Earth itself, is ourselves. And yet our greedy leaders and greedy governments allow greedy men and greedy corporations to continue with their wake of destruction.
The socialism I believe in is everyone working for each other, everyone having a share of the rewards. It’s the way I see football, the way I see life.
( Bill Shankly )
The UK Government spent £10,842,063 on their ‘Prepare For EU Exit’ adverts between November 2018 and July 2019. Every single penny spent on this advertising campaign to prepare for the self-inflicted damage that is Brexit would have been better spent on policing, schools and the NHS. Brexit is already costing us dearly and we haven’t even left yet.
( Wes Streeting, 19.08.2019 )
Boris Johnson asserts, ever more boldly, that we will leave the EU with or without a deal. But as his sister has reminded us, he is backed by speculators who have bet billions on a hard Brexit – and there is only one outcome that works for them.
A crash-out no-deal Brexit that sends the currency tumbling and inflation soaring.
( Former UK Conservative Chancellor Philip Hammond )
Dominic Cummings, who claims to be a hard Brexiteer and is chief advisor to UK PM Boris Johnson, received over £200,000 in EU subsidies for a farm he co-owns.
There’s a lot we need to do in this party of ours. Our base is too narrow and so, occasionally, are our sympathies. You know what some people call us – the nasty party.
( Theresa May, October 2002 )
The hard-right in the Conservative Party are just a multi-millionaire elite who have managed to convince the gullible masses that they, and their billionaire friends, really care about the common people.
( Len Firswood )
The Far-Right Billionaires And Their Puppets In Government ..
The dominant five newspapers in the UK, all far-right and owned by billionaires, are the Sun, the Daily Mail, the Sun on Sunday, the Mail on Sunday, and the Sunday Times. Each of these publications has been brainwashing its readers with fake news about the EU for years, while building up pro-Brexit politicians and stoking divisions. Terms such as “betrayal”, “surrender”, “plots by traitors” and “enemies of the people” are on the front pages routinely. We then had Conservative Ministers spewing mindless remarks.. Michael Howard talked up war with Spain over Gibraltar. Jeremy Hunt likened the EU to the Soviet Union. Boris Johnson compared the EU to the Nazis. Priti Patel suggested threatening the people of Ireland with starvation. Jacob Rees-Mogg threatened to sabotage the EU from within if Brexit was postponed. Comments like these from both the far-right billionaires, and their puppets in government, have whipped up frenzy and incite violence in the not-so-smart members of the public.
We live in a time when our politicians, and the media that supports them, lie to the people, and those who dare to tell the truth are ignored or ridiculed.
( Rose Winfold )
The sort of language I’m afraid we’ve seen more and more of coming out from No 10 does incite violence. It’s the sort of language people think legitimises a more aggressive approach and sometimes violence.
( Former UK Conservative Minister Amber Rudd )
American sanctions don’t affect the ruling elite in Iran. It’s the people who suffer.
All this trouble started when Donald Trump reneged on the nuclear deal.
He did nothing when Saudi Arabia bombed a school bus in Yemen killing 40 children, or when they murdered an American-based journalist.
The UK has been maintaining Saudi warplanes, storing their bombs, issuing their bombs, providing their missiles, training the pilots, providing the warplanes, present in the operations rooms. The UK is not just backing the Yemen war; it’s part of it and its complicity is direct.
( Mark Curtis, 15.05.2019 )
Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power.
UK Labour MP Karl Turner confronted Dominic Cummings, the advisor to PM Boris Johnson, saying he had death threats overnight. To this, Cummings casually replies: “Get Brexit done.”
I have had a death threat this week that literally quoted the prime minister and used the prime minister’s name and words in a death threat that was delivered to my staff.
( UK Labour MP Jess Phillips, 26.09.2019 )
Remember, when governments measure the ‘economy’ it’s by how well the rich people are doing, and not by how well the poor and the ordinary folk are doing.
Shame on the misguided, the blinded, the distracted and the divided. Shame. You have allowed deceptive men to corrupt and desensitise your hearts and minds to unethically fuel their greed.
Saudi Arabia’s government announced the mass execution of 37 men on April 23, 2019. At least 33 of the 37 were from the country’s minority Shia community.
The mass execution was the largest since January 2016, when Saudi Arabia executed 47 men.
The blinkered masses don’t get it, but the Government’s aim is getting them to hate the people who are being oppressed, and love the Government, who are the oppressors.
( Rose Winfold )
When the media and those with power support the corrupt few because it suits their agenda, it’s the responsibility of good and decent people to expose the lies and speak the truth.
Government scientists are commonly as corrupt as the corporate government that employs them.
We live in a time when our leaders and those with power no longer commit crimes. They are either ‘indiscretions’, ‘an error of judgement’, ‘an honest mistake’, or a ‘misunderstanding’.
When the UK Prime Minister was in America he told Donald Trump that his number one priority was Brexit. Not the 87 old people dying EVERY DAY because of cuts to social care, or the continuing rise in homelessness, or the children living in poverty.
( Doris Fenlow )
More than $1million PER MINUTE of taxpayers’ money is spent on global farm subsidies, much of which is driving the climate crisis and destruction of wildlife.
Just 1% of the $700billion (£560billion) a year given to farmers is used to benefit the environment.
The crowd doesn’t have to know, all they have to do is believe and submit to being shaped.
Complicit in misery, suffering and death. When our leaders and our governments fail to condemn and ignore the sickening and brutal atrocities and crimes committed by the nations who they profit from, what does that say about them?
Yesterday in the UK House of Commons. PM Boris Johnson said, “The best way of honouring murdered Labour MP Jo Cox would be to get Brexit done.”
A crass, ignorant comment about someone who, though is dead, still has far more dignity than Johnson.
( Doris Fenlow, 26.09.2019 )
An Unfair Policy That Only Benefits Employers ..
Employers in the UK are abusing current flexible working arrangements to make life impossible for hard-working people. Over 1.7 million people across the country are very anxious about their hours changing unexpectedly and without enough warning. Shifts are often cancelled at the last-minute leaving families short of cash for things like food or bills. And with hours changing week to week it can be impossible to budget and plan ahead. This unfair policy is supported by the Conservative Government. And when the government say the number of people in employment is at record levels, they include those in part-time jobs and those on zero-hour contracts who need only work one hour in two weeks to be classed as employed.
A deliberate and scandalous ploy to fool the people.
Yesterday in the UK House of Commons. The wealthy and the privileged Tory MPs were cheering, clapping, and braying like donkeys after PM Boris Johnson described the increase in death threats towards women as ‘humbug’.
( Doris Fenlow, 26.09.2019 )
Remember The Chemical Attack On Douma ?..
In retaliation, the UK fired 8 missiles into Syria costing £790,000 EACH. Plus four Tornado GR4s at £35,000 per flying hour. The U.S. fired over one hundred missiles. This attack took place in the early hours of the morning on the same day the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) were due to start their investigation. The OPCW investigation found no evidence of chemical weapons nor any evidence of people exposed to, or killed by, chemical weapons.
If one hundred people drowned on a British cross-channel ferry, it would be a national disaster. If one hundred refugees drowned in the English Channel, it would be a political question.
( Rose Winfold )
Was It Really Iran Who Attacked Saudi Arabian Oil Fields?..
Saudi Arabia has spent $billions purchasing U.S. missile defence systems and supposedly cutting-edge radar technology. If the Yemeni rebels can fly drones into Saudi territory and knock out oil production sites, then that would be a huge embarrassment for the U.S. The U.S. needed to scapegoat Iran for the military attack on Saudi Arabia oil fields because to acknowledge that the Houthi rebels in Yemen mounted such an audacious assault would be an admission of the inadequate air defence systems sold to Saudi Arabia.
Abolishing private schools isn’t an education policy by itself. But watch how quickly funding gets allocated and standards improve across the board when the wealthy have to send their kids to be educated alongside ours.
( Ash Sarkar, 23.09.2019 )
Dominic Mckenzie Cummings, special advisor to Michael Gove when he was Education Secretary (that worked out well, Gove was sacked), and now top advisor to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Many believe that Cummings’ long-term strategy is for long-term associate Michael Gove to be PM.
Money does corrupt, but only corrupts those with low morals and of low character.
( Len Firswood )
Finland .. One education system, no private schools (even the small amount of independent schools are publicly funded) and the best literacy rates in the world.
A level playing field insures everyone gets a first class education and the kids thrive in the freedom and flexibility.
( Tiersa Swankie, 23.09.2019 )
Possibly The Largest Dealer Of Death In The World ..
Apparently each time an Old Etonian becomes the Prime Minister of Britain every boy at the school gets a day off, as does every coke dealer in Central London. Honestly, given the number of psychopaths they turn out, the place should be placed in special measures. Old Etonian Boris Johnson’s government is moving rapidly ahead with all kinds of evil plans. Now one of the many amazing things about Jeremy Corbyn when he comes to power is that he will be the first leader of a major industrial nation in modern history who is personally anti-war and who is not in the pocket of the massively powerful arms industry. To my mind this is one of the major reasons for the ferocious negative response to the prospect of a Socialist Labour Government, all the lies, misinformation and false accusations. But think what that could mean for our nation? At the moment, thanks to BAE Systems and its subcontractors, Britain is possibly the largest dealer of death in the entire world. But under Jeremy Corbyn, we could make all manner of beautiful things that aid humanity rather than killing it, and how much better we could feel about our nation because of that? I am so passionate about this prospect that if you don’t like the idea I’ll fight you.
( Alexei Sayle, 20.09.2019 )
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s proposed tax cuts would cost the government up to £20 billion and mostly benefit the richest households in Britain, according to new independent research. But Johnson knows this will attract the wealthy donors for his General Election campaign.
Those we send to war may suffer or die, but those who do the sending, and often profit from the conflict, sit comfortably and safely at home.
( Rose Winfold )
Dominic Cummings, senior adviser to Boris Johnson, once wrote a paper saying that people are poor because of their genetics. Cummings wrote the paper while he was adviser to then-Education Secretary Michael Gove. In the document, Cummings says that government policies designed to raise the performance of poorer children are “worthwhile”, but ultimately won’t make much difference, because the ability of students is shaped by their genes. How he explains the instinctive stupidity of super-rich Boris Johnson is another question.
( Sam Bright, Scram, 31.07.2019 )
We now live in a time when our best defence is to be suspicious. Look closely at who profits from the actions, the policies and the agendas of those with power. Unfortunately, there are many who believe all they read, hear and see.
If you want to be lied to, all you have to do is believe everything that Boris Johnson tells you.
( Len Firswood )
An ally of the UK and the U.S., Saudi Arabia have executed 136 people so far this year (2019), including six children. Executions include crucifixion and beheading, and claims are made that many are tortured into making confessions. Crimes include demonstrating, sorcery and homosexuality.
Modern conflicts and wars are started by the greedy elite to gain more power and to make themselves even more money.
( Rose Winfold )