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From Occupy Frankfurt. May 19, 2012.
The German police took off their helmets and marched with the protesters- clearing the way for them.
The police coming over to serve and protect the people... Blockupy Frankfurt. Police are escorting. Reports of an estimated 20,000+ protesters. Nice to see their faces.... and their humanity coming through...
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The Guardian - George Osborne demands massive cuts to windfarm subsidies
PM's 'greenest government ever' claim undermined by chancellor's move, which follows pressure from Tory MPs. Plans for dramatic cuts in government subsidies for onshore windfarms are being drawn up by the Treasury in a move that seriously undermines David Cameron's claim to be running "the greenest government ever".
The Observer has learned that George Osborne is demanding cuts of 25% in subsidies, a reduction the industry says would "kill dead" the development of wind power sites. The Treasury's stance has put the chancellor at loggerheads with the Liberal Democrat energy secretary Ed Davey, whose party strongly supports more renewable energy.
Osborne, whose reputation has taken a dive following his widely criticised budget and a subsequent string of U-turns, has been under heavy pressure from Tory MPs to reduce the billions spent on green commitments.
In February more than 100 Conservative backbenchers wrote to the prime minister demanding cuts to the £400m a year public subsidies for windfarms which they see as evidence of too much Lib Dem influence over coalition policy. A prominent opponent of onshore wind power is the Duke of Edinburgh, who is said to have described turbines as useless and to believe they will never work.
The Guardian - Bilderberg 2012: the technocrats are rising at this year's annual conference (30th May Charlie Skelton)
Our man at Bilderberg is back for a fourth year and has touched down in Chantilly for the 2012 gathering. The shadowy elite leaders' conference starts tomorrow, so what's on the agenda? See Article
The Telegraph on Sunday - Tory peer Baroness Warsi and her secret business
Baroness Warsi, the Conservative Party chairman, faces damaging new questions over her business dealings.
A Sunday Telegraph investigation has uncovered that she has never registered a controlling stake in a spice manufacturing firm with the House of Lords authorities.
The disclosure appears to be in breach of rules that order peers to declare their business interests, particularly if they are the principal shareholders in a company.
It follows Lady Warsi’s admission last week that she failed to declare rental income from a property she owned.
The peer claimed the issue of the rent was “an oversight”. However, her stake in a company, Rupert’s Recipes, the existence of which has never been declared, raises significant questions over her judgment. Labour said she had urgent questions to answer.
The Sunday Telegraph investigation also found that: * Lady Warsi’s business partner, Abid Hussain, accompanied her on a ministerial trip to Pakistan where he met leading politicians;
* Mr Hussain has been a leading member of Hizb ut Tahrir, the radical Islamic group the Tories promised to ban while in opposition;
* It is unclear if Mr Hussain was subjected to security vetting before accompanying the peer to Pakistan;
* Lady Warsi has been on 17 foreign trips while in office, even though her role as party chairman is to foster relations with grassroots members.
The peer referred herself to the Lords Commissioner for Standards after it emerged that she claimed an allowance for accommodation while staying at the home of a party donor who said he did not charge rent. She said she made an “appropriate payment” to Naweed Khan for the nights she stayed at the property in Acton, west London.
Lady Warsi’s business dealings, disclosed in company documents, prompted calls last night for a full investigation into whether she has broken parliamentary rules. See Article
The Telegraph on Sunday - Spanish premier Mariano Rajoy calls for eurozone 'centralised control' authority
Mariano Rajoy, the Spanish prime minister, has called for the eurozone to have “centralised control” over the budgets of all the countries using the euro.
Mr Rajoy has become the latest European politician to call for countries to, in effect, abandon their sovereignty in a last-ditch attempt to save the beleaguered currency
Mr Rajoy said a new central authority would go a long way to alleviating Spain’s economic crisis as it would send a clear signal to investors that the single currency is an irreversible project.
He said: “The European Union needs to reinforce its architecture. This entails moving towards more integration, transferring more sovereignty, especially in the fiscal field.
“And this means a compromise to create a new European fiscal authority which would guide the fiscal policy in the eurozone, harmonise the fiscal policy of member states and enable a centralised control of [public] finances.”
Mr Rajoy is not the first to propose creating such an authority but the fact that Spain – a country deemed too big to fail – is backing the move may now accelerate talks. See Article
Daily Mail - Civil servants get FIVE days off for Queen's Diamond Jubilee while many others get just three
Civil servants are being treated to a five day Jubilee bank holiday weekend after being granted an extra 'privilege day' while many workers are getting just three days off.
The Government announced a double Bank Holiday weekend with both Monday and Tuesday being declared national holidays for the celebrations of the Queen's 60-year reign.
But while many businesses are treating Tuesday as a normal working day, granting employees just three days off instead of four, officials working for Whitehall departments and Government agencies have been given an extra day. See Article