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Thursday, 19 July 2012
The Telegraph - Cameron: austerity will last until 2020
David Cameron doesn’t “see a time” when the government’s austerity programme will end and is poised to extend public spending cuts until 2020.
In an interview with The Daily Telegraph, Mr Cameron says that he now expects the crisis in the eurozone to drag on for years, blighting the British economy.
He indicates that the programme of spending cuts, initially planned to take five years, is now likely to last for the entire decade.
Mr Cameron insists that he still wants to cut tax but that any reductions would have to be funded by even greater public spending reductions.
Asked whether the austerity programme would now last a decade until 2020, the Prime Minister replies: “I think it’s going to be...this is a period for all countries, not just in Europe but I think you will see it in America too, where we have to deal with our deficits and we have to have sustainable debts. I can’t see any time soon when…the pressure will be off.
The Guardian - Olympic Games: MPs challenge 'astonishing' rise in G4S bill
Ministers urged to provide audit of full Games cost as report finds 'no credible explanation' for increase. Embattled security group G4S has come under further pressure after MPs questioned the "astonishing" rise in the price of the contract to provide Olympic venue guards and insisted the recent humiliating debacle over numbers was predictable.
In a report published on Thursday on G4S's embarrassing inability to fulfil its contract, the Commons public accounts committee said there was "no credible explanation" for the sharp increase in fees that prompted one MP to say "the first winner of an Olympic gold is G4S."
As London 2012 organisers, the army and Home Office officials scramble to fill security rotas despite the deployment of 3,500 additional troops, Metropolitan police officers were on Wednesday forced to guard the Olympic venue at Lord's cricket ground because G4S guards failed to show up. About 20 police officers were bussed in at 6am on Wednesday to the north London venue where the archery competition will take place, the Guardian was told, and stayed there for 10 hours before being replaced by others.
Officers were told that G4S security guards had to be replaced at short notice and that some had been found asleep, which G4S denied. Some officers were told they have to return the following day.
Nine out of 12 police forces have been drafted in to help Games security. They include Strathclyde, West Midlands, Thames Valley, Greater Manchester and Dorset.
The Express - PROOF WE DON'T NEED TO BE IN EU
BRITAIN sent a defiant message to Europe yesterday after it emerged our trade is booming with the rest of the world.
We are exporting more goods to non-EU countries than those in the economic bloc for the first time in 40 years, figures showed.
It delivers a crushing blow to the Euro-fanatics who insist that we can’t survive without Brussels – while boosting the Daily Express’s Crusade to quit the EU.
Senior Tory MP Douglas Carswell said last night: “These trade figures point to our future outside the European Union. We thought we had joined a prosperous common market. It’s turning into a basket case. We need to be where the growth is – outside the EU.”
The Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) said growth in Asian markets coupled with the crisis in the eurozone are key factors in Britain’s trading picture.
The report’s authors, Scott Corfe and Douglas McWilliams, warn that Europe could “turn inwards in a way that makes it impossible for the UK to remain in membership”.
Experts believe it is the first time since the 1970s that a smaller share of UK exports has gone to nations within the EU than outside it over a sustained period.
In their analysis, the two CEBR economists said: “For years those trying to make the case for the UK’s continued EU membership have drawn attention to the fact that the other EU member states have been the UK’s main export market.”
Even that claim had been “exaggerated”, they said, because it related only to goods and not services, while goods being sent via a Continental port were counted as an export to the EU even if they then went on elsewhere.
“But in the last three months a revolution in the orientation of British trade has taken place, with non-EU exports of goods exceeding EU exports,” added Corfe and McWilliams.
The latest data, for the three months to May, showed 50.4 per cent of exports went to non-EU countries and 49.6 per cent to EU states.
Compared with a year ago, British exports to the EU were down by 7.3 per cent, reflecting the eurozone crisis, while exports elsewhere rose 13.2 per cent. Exports to China were 26.3 per cent higher than the same three months in 2011.
By contrast, exports to Spain fell 9.2 per cent, to Italy by 19.8 per cent, and to Ireland 5.3 per cent.
A recent CEBR study predicted UK export growth over the next five years of 30 per cent to Asia, over 40 per cent to Latin America and at least 60 per cent to Africa.
“The good news for the UK is that the increasing exposure of our exports to the fast growing economies is likely over time to transform the UK balance of payments,” added Corfe and McWilliams.
Ukip leader Nigel Farage said last night: “The economic argument for continued EU membership is so outdated and 1970s, it’s up there with polyester trousers and lava lamps.
“The UK should not be tying itself up to the EU Titanic which is sinking economically, demographically and democratically.” He added: “The UK could be a successful economy and nation, trading with the world, be it Australia, Brazil, India or China, and not a compliant puppy dog tied up by EU hyper-regulation.”
According to the two CEBR authors, whether the UK should leave the EU would be “determined by the extent to which the EU, in the face of the readjustments caused by globalisation and the euro crisis, decides to turn inwards.
“That battle has yet to be fought, though there are worrying signs the EU will turn inwards in a way that makes it impossible for the UK to remain.”
Christopher Howarth, of pro-reform think-tank Open Europe, said: “It is good news that British business is taking advantage of opportunities in the fast-growing emerging countries outside the EU.
“However, the EU remains an important market for the UK.
“Therefore as well as looking to new opportunities we still need to focus on reforming the EU and reducing its costs.”
The Express - FRANCE LETS MIGRANTS HEAD TO UK
A FRESH wave of illegal migrants to Britain could be on their way from France.
President Francois Hollande’s new socialist government yesterday signalled it would stop detaining foreigners bound for the UK.
The proposed legislation comes after the country’s highest court ruled that illegal immigrants cannot be held in custody simply because they have no identity papers.
The new rules are due to become law in the autumn and will mean that would-be immigrants will be free to make repeated attempts to sneak across the Channel without fear of arrest.
Around 1,000 illegal immigrants are thought to be already on the northern Channel coast and up to 60,000 more have entered France.
Euro MP Paul Nuttall, deputy leader of Ukip, said: “Obviously in France the word illegal has a different meaning.
"This is nothing to do with human rights, but more an attempt by the new French authorities to dump their own social problems on the UK.”
The Express - WE NEED LOOSER TIES, SAY BOSSES
BRITISH bosses are overwhelmingly opposed to closer ties with the EU, a survey shows today.
Some 85 per cent were against greater integration. And nearly half want a looser relationship, although only one in eight told the British Chambers of Commerce they wanted to pull out entirely.
Director general John Longworth said:
“Businesses are pragmatic – they want to be part of a single market, but only if it delivers.
“The political establishment should tread carefully and avoid rushed decisions on our future.”
Wednesday, 18 July 2012
For the people of Gt. Britain.
How much longer are you willing to put up with the most humiliated, shamed, pathetic government of all times? One that has shown it is without a shred of decency or honour.
Seven soldiers lost their lives in Afghanistan last week. Any mention? NO!
The unbelievable farce of the so-called Olympic committee 'organisers?' Are you aware that the salary per annum of the head of G4S is ----£830,000. YES, PER ANNUM. If they gave that amount to me I could organise the whole country, couldn't you? The whistle-blower on the confusion of their panic recruiting in Saturday's Mail, Ryan Kisiel, deserves the biggest Gold Medal of all times. He went undercover to sign up for security course in 90 seconds!! His reporting of it was mind-blowing. If you did not laugh you would weep!
On the subject of the Olympics, apparently hundreds of the security staff fail to turn up! Locog, the Games Organiser has written on their website that the three-hour Opening Ceremony will start at 9-00p.m. on 27th JUNE!!!!! (Organiser of the best.)
Cameron (all-in-this-together) and Clegg stand side by side and announce that no other government has achieved as much as the Coalition! Is there a tablet or medicine for Self-Grandeur disease?
Bill Gates has donated £6.4million towards developing genetically-modified crops. No choice in Frankenstein food then. No mention of the 500plus dirt farmers in the States that are suing Monsanto! Being cynical I just wondered how many of these enthusiastic people for untried, untested ways for food and animals have got shares in these laboratories and firms? Same as in Windfarms! Can anyone tell me?
Our Law and Order! Another cause for shame. Over 400 sex convicts freed in the last three years have gone on to commit rape! I wonder whose daughter it has to be before the promised tightening up of our laws happens?
How the whole world must be laughing at us. Poor pathetic easily-duped Britain! Please everyone, do not withhold your vote at Election times. That achieves nothing. Vote for the party to stick up for Britain and it's
Keiser Report: Cotton Candy Fraud (E315)
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Labels: Bailouts, Bank Fraud, Bank Scandal, German Think Tank wants Germans to part with 10% Savings for EU
Tuesday, 17 July 2012
DAVID Cameron has been challenged to publicly debate Britain’s membership of the European Union.
Nigel Farage, the leader of the UK Independence Party, personally delivered a letter to 10 Downing Street yesterday calling on the Prime Minister to face voters over the issue.
His challenge followed a string of recent opinion polls showing that nearly three-quarters of voters want a referendum on Britain’s ties with Brussels.
In the letter, Mr Farage said: “As you are well aware, the last time the people of this country were given a say was back in 1975.
“This must have been a factor in your thinking when, in 2007, you gave a ‘cast-iron guarantee’ to hold a referendum if you became Prime Minister.
“Since that promise, however, your message on the issue has been confusing and misleading.
“You say the time is not right, but refuse to clarify when the time will be right. You believe that leaving would not be in our best interests and an in/out referendum is flawed because it offers a ‘single choice’.”
He added: “I believe the British people, along with many of your own backbench MPs, want and deserve a straight in/out choice in a referendum.
“I propose a public debate between us where we can put our respective cases forward. My challenge to you is an open and honest one and I hope you will afford me, and the people of this country, a proper say on the matter.”
Downing Street said the Prime Minister would reply to the letter “in due course”.
The challenge comes amid growing support for the Daily Express’s crusade for Britain to leave the EU.
Monday, 16 July 2012
Daily Express - OUTRAGE AT PENSION RIP-OFF
MILLIONS of Britons are being unwittingly caught in a billion-pound pensions rip-off, experts warned last night.
Savers with older plans are losing out from eye-watering annual fees of up to four per cent, so steep they could be making pension pots smaller.
But those affected are blocked from swapping to cheaper plans by crippling penalties. Exit fees of up to 20 per cent make changing to a better performing fund non-viable.
Outraged campaigners have called on industry watchdogs to investigate the practice saying it is another financial scandal waiting to erupt – and adds “insult to injury” to those saving for their retirement.
Ros Altmann, director general of Saga, the over-50s pressure group, said: “The fees and charges on some of these older policies are just outrageous.
Daily Express - OUTCRY AT ASYLUM CHILD RAPIST WE CAN'T KICK OUT
A SUDANESE refugee who raped a 12-year-old girl has avoided deportation after a judge ruled it would breach his human rights.
The UK Border Agency was furious yesterday after the ruling allowed Sani Adil Ali to remain in Britain despite being labelled a “potential danger to young girls”.
The case serves as another example of a foreign criminal being allowed to stay because of the Human Rights Act.
Prime Minister David Cameron has vowed to stop the law being used in this way as Home Secretary Theresa May’s attempts to deport foreign criminals continue to be overturned by the courts.
Ali, 28, came to Britain from Sudan in 2003 and was awarded refugee status in February 2005.
But, just two months later, he was arrested at home in Middlesbrough and subsequently admitted the sex offence against a girl aged just 12.
He was jailed for three years at Sheffield Crown Court.
Daily Mail - More than 400 sex offenders freed to rape: Soft justice anger over the sexual predators who strike again
More than 400 sex offenders who have been set free in the past three years have gone on to commit rape.
The shocking figures expose the staggering extent of reoffending by sexual predators across the country.
Worryingly, the number of sex attackers who go on to strike again has risen sharply in recent years – as has the number of rapists let loose without serving even half of their jail term.
Last year, nearly one in seven convicted rapists had a previous conviction for a sex crime – the highest level for five years.
Overall, more than nine out of ten had some form of previous conviction, including hundreds with criminal records for violent crimes.
Conservative MP Priti Patel said too many criminals were let free to attack
The figures raised serious questions about whether the public are being protected from serial sex offenders.
Rape victims’ charities also warned that current punishments were not acting as a deterrent to further offending.
Conservative MP Priti Patel said: ‘These are disturbing figures that show too many dangerous criminals are being let off the hook and allowed to reoffend over and over again.
Daily Mail - An Olympic-size shambles, security staff in crisis... and why the G4S boss whose motto is 'no excuses' could STILL walk away with £21m if he quits
Under-fire G4S boss Nick Buckles could walk off with a package of up to £21million if he is made to quit over the Olympics security fiasco.
In a major humiliation, he admitted his company had failed to meet its target of supplying 10,000 guards for the Games, forcing ministers to pull in thousands of military personnel.
The 51-year-old was then left red-faced again after he conceded he had no idea if those who are working could speak English.
His pay package details came as Mr Buckles was lampooned online for overseeing the shambolic recruitment of security staff.
Mr Buckles - who has previously described his leadership style as 'no excuses, please' - is paid £830,000 a year and has shares worth £5.7million.
He also has performance shares totalling £5.6million and a £8.7million pensions pot, it was reported in the Sunday Times.
G4S, the world's biggest private security company, is now looking at a loss of between £35 and £50 million following its failure to meet its contractual obligations.
Mr Buckles said there would be a penalty charge 'in the range' of £10 to £20 million, although the bulk of the loss would come from having to reimburse the Government for the costs of providing the additional around 3,500 additional troops.
Daily Mail - Return of the Perma-tan PM: He's earning £20m a year and gained a taste for deep-sea fishing. But suddenly Tony Blair is courting Labour again - and dreaming of a startling comeback
Tony Blair is in full-on, back-slapping overdrive. As he launches the next wave of his strategy to achieve his public rehabilitation, there is much glad-handing to be done for the perma-tanned former Prime Minister.
Last Wednesday, for example, he and his wife, Cherie, shared the top table with Labour leader Ed Miliband at the party’s annual Sports Dinner fundraiser at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium.
However, Mr Blair being the divisive figure he is, even such apparently straightforward gatherings are fraught with difficulties.
Witness the bizarre conversation I had with a stuttering Labour Party spokeswoman in the run-up to the lavish occasion
And the cause of her palpable discomfort? My simple inquiry about exactly where the event would be taking place.
Which would not seem, on the face of it, an unreasonable question considering that several hundred Labour supporters, including Sir Alex Ferguson, paying up to £12,500 for a table, were to be joined by members of the Shadow Cabinet and leading sports stars to hear Mr Blair speak.
Yet the high-profile get-together, which Mr Blair hopes is the first step in his plan to ‘re-connect’ with the party he once led, was until the very last minute shrouded in secrecy.
As late as Wednesday afternoon, worried Labour Party officials were still curiously refusing to confirm the venue, despite the fact it had been revealed in several newspapers.
Haunted: Blair's decision to go to war with Iraq is one that still dogs him, as only last week he had to cancel an appearance due to threat of a mass protest
‘We can’t say anything about it for security reasons,’ the Labour press officer eventually managed.
‘You will have to speak to Mr Blair’s office if you want to know more.’
Could it be something to do with the fact that, only two nights earlier, the embarrassed ex-PM had to pull out of another speech to party activists in Lambeth, South London, at the 11th hour after anti-war protesters threatened to mount a large-scale demonstration?
Which, after five years of globe-trotting to earn his multi-million-pound fortune, is not the sort of homecoming welcome he would have been hoping for. Indeed, Mr Blair can barely leave the house these days, it seems, without running the gauntlet of his very vocal detractors.
Just last month, an activist from the West Midlands attempted to perform a citizen’s arrest on him over alleged ‘war crimes’ when the former premier was making a speech in Hong Kong.
As anti-Iraq war protester Tom Grundy was eventually escorted from the venue, Mr Blair resignedly told his audience, who had come to listen to him talk about faith and globalisation: ‘I am used to it.’
Indeed, he is. Two weeks earlier, another protester breached security to berate him as he gave evidence to the Leveson Inquiry in London.
Meanwhile, a website, arrestblair.org, which wants him brought before the International Criminal Court over the invasion of Iraq, is offering a bounty of just under £10,000 to anyone even attempting his peaceful capture.
Sunday, 15 July 2012
nac minizine - Inspector smoking ban stripped naked in Belgium
In the Belgian village Sivry Rance an inspector of the Department of Health was attacked by the customers of the Café de la poste and stripped naked . The man was controling the ban on smoking in bars.
Albert D. (53) was, along with thirty other colleagues, responsible for the control of the entire Belgian territory. His inspection was unannounced and happened as always on a random list of catering businesses.
Cafe de la Poste in the center of the village serves a daily special at noon but in the evening is frequented by a slightly rougher clientele: mostly members of the local Hell’s Angels. According to eyewitnesses, the inspector was stripped to his pants. Personal belongings were tossed way back in the barroom supported by some intense cheering.
Afterwards the man was dropped in the forest and could find shelter in an old gamekeeper’s house , dressed in an old horse blanket, he managed to reach the local police station . The public prosecutor of Charleroi condammed this aggression and intimidation of a public official. The prosecution asks anyone who witnessed the incident to contact the police .
The Guardian - New security fears as Heathrow checks miss terror suspects
Terror suspects on the Home Office watch list are entering the UK in the runup to the Olympics without the necessary security checks, according to frontline officials at Heathrow.
One senior border officer told the Observer that inexperienced new recruits, deployed to shorten queues after complaints over lengthy waiting times, are repeatedly "missing" passengers of interest who should be referred to counterterrorism officers when they reach passport control.
The official said he was personally aware that three terror suspects – all of whose names are registered on the Home Office suspect index system – had been waved through by staff on his shifts since the start of July. Border officials should immediately notify counterterrorism police or MI5 if they suspect that "SX travellers" are attempting to enter the UK. Another colleague alleged that five suspects were "missed" in one day earlier this month.
The Guardian - Barclays may face charges in US over Libor – report
Justice department building criminal cases against bank and employees linked to rate manipulation, says New York Times. American regulators may press charges against Barclays bank and some of its employs over the Libor interest rate manipulation scandal, according to a report.
The US justice department is building criminal cases against several financial institutions and their employees related to the manipulation of inter-bank lending rates, the New York Times reported on Saturday.
Citing government officials close to the case, the New York Times said traders at Barclays Plc were among the individuals against whom the department was building cases. Authorities expected to file charges against at least one bank later this year, the newspaper reported.
Investigators in Washington and London last month struck a $450m (£289m) settlement with Barclays in a rate-rigging case but the deal does not shield Barclays employees from criminal prosecution. The criminal and civil investigations have focused on how banks set the London interbank offered rate, or Libor.
The Guardian - US free market group tries to halt sales of cigarettes in plain packets in UK
A powerful US lobbying group that bankrolls climate change sceptics and leading members of the Tea Party is mobilising British opposition against plans to sell cigarettes in plain packs.
As the UK government considers the proposals, it has emerged the American Legislative Exchange Council (Alec), an organisation sponsored by big tobacco and other corporate interests, is playing a key role in trying to scupper them.
Supporters of the plans say they will deter young people from smoking. But opponents say there is little evidence this is the case and warn that generic packs will encourage counterfeiting.
Alec, which is heavily supported by Charles and David Koch, the billionaire oil baron brothers, has launched a sophisticated global lobbying campaign against the plan.
Alec, which proclaims its "belief in the power of free markets and limited government to propel economic growth", has warned countries looking to impose plain packaging that they will be violating intellectual property provisions laid down by the World Trade Organisation, opening themselves to legal challenges.
It is targeting the UK, where the government has recently pushed the deadline for its consultation on plain packaging back by a month until the end of August as lobby groups on both sides of the debate make their submissions.
Daily Mail - No 11 prepares 'for life after Osborne': Hague is tipped for job as UK is given 50% chance of losing gold-plated AAA rating
Senior Treasury officials are preparing for ‘life after George Osborne’ after receiving alarming internal predictions about the state of the economy, The Mail on Sunday understands.
Mandarins at the top of Whitehall believe there is a 50 per cent chance that the UK will be stripped of its vital AAA credit rating within the next 12 months, which would wreck the Chancellor’s economic plans by making it more expensive for the country to borrow money.
Under these circumstances, the mandarins say, Mr Osborne’s position would become untenable and the ‘Whitehall machine’ would exert pressure on Downing Street for him to be replaced by Foreign Secretary William Hague, with Mr Osborne heading in the opposite direction.
Daily Mail - Revealed: Shocking truth of axed A&E wards (and where it will now take you an hour to reach casualty)
A massive – and until now unreported – programme of closures of accident and emergency departments will leave millions forced to use so-called ‘urgent care centres’ that in reality cannot provide urgent care, a Mail on Sunday investigation has found.
The centres are allowed to handle only the simplest injuries and mild illnesses. An NHS document obtained by this newspaper reveals they are legally forbidden from treating a vast array of serious and life-threatening conditions, including shock, internal bleeding, most types of broken bones, breathing difficulties, stab or gunshot wounds, heart attacks, strokes and head injuries.
Extraordinarily, they are also banned from treating patients suffering from ‘severe pain’ – defined as anybody who needs medications not commonly prescribed by GPs, such as intravenous pain-relief drugs
The A&E closures mean serious diagnostic errors and untreated conditions are likely to become more common. And some patients now face an hour’s journey to reach a full hospital A&E department.