Carswell gives Farage a funny handshake after defection from tories then wins Clacton
After UKIP win there first MP at Westminster the other major political parties mouthpieces
get trotted out to defend their position with the knowledge that the huge gravy train they bask in at Westminster may be coming to an end when they will no longer be automatically elected .
The illusion they have to portray is that they CARE about what the working class peasants want. When ALL the political mafia worry about is increasing their already inflated salaries in particular how to wangle their vast expenses trough for maximum financial gain. Meanwhile taking the brown envelopes that change hands in the lobbying corridors of an utterly corrupt system of governance that has NO INTEREST in the peasants but only the interests of their rich donors and corporations that prop these vile bastards up.
UKIP will be no different, just another bunch of political sleaze bags using another name as Farage is as much a tory as the tories jumping ship to join their inane political mafia. However since the win Labour , tory and libdem mouthpieces have been intensely promoted by their mass media buddies claiming that if the public want REAL CHANGE they must vote for them.
For decades, or in fact centuries, these scumbags have been promising REAL change when the opposite is the case that whoever you vote for the same regurgitated policies give a suggestion that sometimes the peasants will get a little bit more of the pie under one lot than the other when the largest chunk will always go to the royal parasites they serve first and foremost and the vast army of freemasons and their COMPANIES who are provided with a bottomless trough of money through dodgy government and local council contracts.
REAL change will come when the public STOP voting for these scumbags and realise the system is fixed to ensure NO ONE with an ounce of credibility and conscience will ever take the power away from a shower of toerags only interested in self serving while lining the pockets of the London rich who prop them up come election time. It is time for REAL change and that will come from a duped public becoming ever more aware of the real extent of the brainwashing that claims the UK has a fair democratic system when it is an utter shambles ensuring only their hand picked psychopaths are promoted to positions of power by an out of control media.
Turned from a working class party into being controlled by public school twatties since Tony Blair,
Gordon Brown and Ed Miliband.
TRISTRAM Hunt's PRIVILEGED background
Hunt is the son of Julian Hunt, Baron Hunt of Chesterton, a meteorologist and leader of the Labour Group on
Cambridge City Council in 1972-3, who was created a Labour Life Peer on the recommendation of Tony Blair in
After attending University College School Tristram Hunt read History at Trinity College, Cambridge and the University of
Chicago, and was for a time an Associate Fellow of the Centre for History and Economics at King's College,
Hunt worked for the Labour Party at Millbank Tower in the 1997 general election; he also worked at the Party's
headquarters during the following 2001 general election; during the 2005 general election he supported Oona King's
campaign in Bethnal Green and Bow.
In the summer of 2007 he failed to be selected for the safe Labour seat of Liverpool West Derby, where Stephen
Twigg was selected instead, and in 2009 for the safe seat of Leyton and Wanstead.
Hunt was selected to stand for Stoke-on-Trent Central on 1 April 2010. Because the candidacy
was filled just before the election, the shortlist was drawn up by Labour's ruling National
Executive Committee selection panel, with none on the shortlist local to Stoke-on-Trent.
This led to the secretary of the Constituency Labour Party, Gary Elsby, standing as an independent
candidate against Hunt in protest. Despite the controversy of being "parachuted in" to the
district Hunt was elected with 38.8% of the vote. The closest fought contest in the constituency in
decades, he still boasted a majority of 5,566 over his nearest rival.
In April 2013, he was appointed Shadow Junior Education Minister, replacing Karen Buck who became
Parliamentary Private Secretary to Ed Miliband. On 7 October 2013, Hunt was promoted to the Shadow
Cabinet, replacing Stephen Twigg as Shadow Secretary of State for Education.
In February 2014, Dr Hunt crossed a legal University and College Union picket line at Queen Mary University
of London to teach a course on 'Marx, Engels and the Making of Marxism', defending himself on the grounds
that he was not a member of the Union. He was strongly criticised in the Morning Star and by West Bromwich
MP Tom Watson, who described Hunt's behaviour as 'preposterous'.
UK's 'diabolical responsibility' for ISIS, and influence of their imagery VIDEO
Tory bastards want to punish the poor again for the mistakes of the banking rich
Never has a political party been filled with so many psychopaths than at the present stage within the tory
mafia. As was said during during the evil reign of their wicked witch Thatcher it isn't just the party but the self centred bastards that would vote for political scum that see the poor as something to wipe off the sole of their well heeled boots.
It is a sick and sinister system where their controlled media provide platforms for these cretins to spout their hatred towards anyone that hasn't inherited wealth and who sits back on their lazy fat arses reaping the rewards and spoils of a capitalist system that see these twisted bastards using the oppression of the poorest, who work their backsides off, to keep them in the lifestyles they THINK they deserve.
Few if any who vote for these parasites know what it is like to do a hard days work instead ensuring the stock market, that they use to plunder former public services, provide quick profits that allows them to swan across the globe in a never ending cycle of greed, obsessiveness and self centredness while mocking the poor who have been used and abused for centuries by a political elite who have never shown any signs of breaking the cycle of deceit no matter which one gets in after an election.
Britain is in a shocking state when such a vile regime can time and again dictate to the peasants that they will work for virtually no income to satisfy the greed and selfishness of a class of morons with diseased minds that only see themselves as some sort of force for good when they are in fact the most vile low lifes on the face of the earth. It is long overdue a time for the peasants to wipe the smug grins off of their selfish self serving arrogant faces and only then will they get their comeuppance when they will no longer tolerate a system of enslavement that has allowed these abortions of human beings to disgracefully undermine the real worth of a population that has had to tolerate such vile treatment from the rats that are now jumping their sinking ship.
The decline of these madmen is inevitable and only a matter of time as the sheeple waken up from the brainwashing and bullshit conjured up by their compliant media. They are the REAL extremists who point the finger at everyone but themselves.
While Obama and Cameron are busily concentrating the minds of the sheeple, via their tamed media, on
some CIA/Mossad concocted Middle eastern faction that they claim commit EVIL they ensure those minds are
concentrated far from the homelands of Britain and America where the really TRUE evil is taking place.
The real psychopathic terrorists, that are causing far more death and destruction than all that is going
on across the Middle east, are the ruthless madmen selected personally by the royal parasite herself as the
judicial mafia of two countries that are totally controlled and dominated by the sick minds of the zionist / freemasons
hell bent on destroying men dragged into their courts for a kind of EVIL that is like no other EVIL manufactured
anywhere else on earth.
For those as yet to be fully indoctrinated into the sick minds of the law society terrorists that are the
multi trillion dollar scammers, there are no words that can truly describe the depths of evil they operate
in until you are caught up in the madness that masquerades as some sort of legal fiction destroying the families
of millions of fathers trapped in the biggest most evil network of power across the globe.
The freemason godfather the Duke of Kent behind the masterminding of the ruthless use and abuse of the law
against the men entangled in their legal scams that plunge them into hellholes of psychological torture
and financial mayhem and why so many men prefer suicide than facing the depths of depravity these sick fuckers
enforce and totally unaware of what awaits them on the demise of their marriage or relationship.
We will continue to alert the deluded sheeple that they can either heed the psychopathic lunatics like
Obama (a lawyer)and Cameron for direction as to what exactly they view as EVIL or examine their own psychopathic
tendencies on what they do to protect their political and legal masters.
There are madmen globally getting
away with torture and murder while the hand picked scum and filth rant endlessly about pseudo terrorism
that will NEVER affect men across Britain and America and beyond but who face the real evil of the legal
terrorists committing the most heinous of crimes that to this day remain unreported by a media machine
protecting their vile arses at every opportunity and with a VAST array of distractions and smokescreens that
keep the sheeple's minds otherwise engaged.
MPs'expenses cover-up as watchdog wants suspected cheats kept secret to save them 'reputational damage'
MPs accused of expenses fraud will be protected by secrecy under rules unveiled last night.
The expenses watchdog wants to withhold the names of those under investigation to save them from ‘reputational damage’.
The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, which has outraged voters with plans to raise MPs’ pay by 10 per cent, also wants to bar the public from hearings.
The authority claims that investigators will find interviews with MPs and their assistants ‘more instructive’ without public scrutiny.
The proposals were condemned last night as foolish and perverse by the former chairman of the Committee on Standards in Public Life.
Sir Alistair Graham said the public had a right to know that their MP was under suspicion, especially after the parliamentary expenses scandal.
‘To introduce measures which undermine transparency is foolish and perverse at a time when we are looking for increased transparency,’ he added.
‘This means that MPs will be able to string out the thing for as long as they like rather than everyone knowing there is an issue to be investigated.
‘This is a retrograde step when you consider that it was a lack of transparency which led to the expenses scandal in the first place.’
John O’Connell, of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, said: ‘Yet again, Ipsa has demonstrated itself to be thoroughly out of touch with the public. Transparency must be the watchword and if it insists on keeping probes secret it will undermine the whole point of setting up the organisation.
‘It must rethink these proposals or taxpayers will deem IPSA totally unfit for purpose.’
When the first IPSA rules were drawn up they indicated that the names of MPs under investigation should be released routinely when probes were launched.
But initially, the body’s compliance officer, Luke March, refused to do so on the basis it was ‘unfair’ to those under scrutiny. He subsequently resigned and in 2011 the body concluded that identities should be made public during formal investigations – rather than afterward.
That means constituents are able to look on the watchdog’s website to find whether their MP is accused of wrongdoing. But in the latest proposal, published yesterday, new compliance officer Peter Davis declares that the ‘public interest in transparency must be balanced with operational needs and fairness’.
‘On balance, we believe that the operational and reputational damage to MPs which could be caused by the publication of allegations in advance of a substantive investigation outweighs the benefits of release,’ the proposal states.
‘The compliance officer is likely to find discussions with MPs, staff and others more instructive and the evidence of a better quality when the discussions take place without the public scrutiny that accompanies press investigation. For this reason we plan now to amend the procedures so that the compliance officer is required to publicise the findings of all investigations as soon as practicable after its conclusion.’
Under the existing rules, the compliance officer is obliged to ‘take reasonable steps’ to allow members of the public to attend formal hearings into alleged wrongdoing by an MP.
But the document states that no MP has asked for a hearing ‘because any MP is likely to judge that the benefits of the hearing would be outweighed by the possible publication of the details of the case’.
The proposals raise further question marks about the expenses regime set up after leaked documents in 2009 showed widespread fiddling by MPs.
Only a fortnight ago it emerged that MPs are pocketing even more in expenses than they did under the old rules.
Last year they took £103million in allowances against £102million in 2008.
Tory scum get wake up call over Scottish independence vote VIDEO
UK's political mafia spent £103,000,000 of public funds on their lavish expenses VIDEO
Trailer about the scum controlling Britain based on the tories vile Bullingdon club VIDEO
UK's Political mafia behind enslavement of peasants VIDEO
Britain's pseudo left of centre party for the sheeple to view as some alternative to tory madmen
Here is what NEW Labour spend public money on promoting a homosexual agenda
Lets NOT be politically correct in that NEW labour since war criminal Tony Blair took over has THREE priorities.
1. Zionism: not only did Blair stop taking money from the peasants to fund his political ego but he replaced that funding
with his jewish buddies who he kept sweet with Labour's Friends of Israel cult that continued under Brown and now labour
is run by posh jewish boy Miliband . There Israeli masters ensure they continue to support Israel's endless war on terror
across the Middle East that they themselves using Mossad foment to give the excuse to kill Palestinians with impunity while
stealing more of their land.
2. Feminism: There is no more extremist in the Labour party than Harriet Hatemen, that despite her support of the vile PIE homopaedo group during the 70's, continues to smear heterosexual men as the abusers and foments hatred against men not part of her master plan that aids her lawyer pals in the law society to strip men bare . More men have lost their homes, assets and children under Labour than at any other time . So how do we know that? We just happen to be some of the men who lost millions through the divorce racketeering that Harman promotes for the law society at every opportunity.
3. Homosexuality: While Harman continually kicks heterosexual men in the balls every chance she gets in the media they install homosexuals into many councils to promote the gay mafia's agenda using public funds . None more so than in Glasgow whose two last Chief Executives have been openly homosexual and using public money to fund massive campaigns that promote homosexual marriage and homosexual adoption. No concern that homopaedo's have been marrying or entering civil partnerships to get access to young boys through adoption and brutally abusing them with Labour controlled councils turning a blind eye.
Glasgow's Labour Chief Executive homosexual Stephen Purcell resigned over cocaine allegations and the present Chief Executive also Labour and a homosexual Gordon Matheson was caught by cops performing a sex act on another man in public.
This is the alternative Britain's peasants are forced to chose between as most of the lesser political parties have NO voice in the media dominated by zionist leaning owners and editors.
Cameron "We Need Stronger Powers To keep the peasants in their place under the guise of terror" VIDEO
Despite males dominating Westminster why are so many laws anti-male? VIDEO
Freemasons rely on feminists to steal men's estates. But notice the zionist bias by the BBC
as they interview two women. Zionist Luciana Berger who was Director of Labour Friends of Israel
and zionist Edwina Curry who was a member of the Conservative Friends of Israel.
Private school twats keeping the peasants in their lowly place VIDEO
TORY PSYCHOPATH MOVES ON TO PRISONS TO CREATE A LIVING HELL
Tory henchman / assassin Chris Grayling was moved from destroying people on benefits to destroying people in prison.
Here is a mass murderer who used the DWP and ATOS to psychologically torture the peasants before moving on to create chaos in British prisons where
many inmates ended up after being SANCTIONED while he controlled the DWP budget. What do the mass media
do about this evil bastard? Promote him as if he is some sort of hero when he and his cronies would not look out
of place at a Gestapo function. It is a sick society that allows this madmen to be in charge of any arm of the state,
though Britain's police state seems to now be full of them.
Prison 'crisis' denied by Justice Secretary Chris Grayling
Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has admitted to the BBC that prisons in England and Wales face problems with violence, suicides and staff shortages.
But he maintained there was "not a crisis in our prisons", saying the government was meeting the challenges of a rising prison population.
It comes as the Isis Young Offenders Institution in London is criticised by inspectors in an official report.
High levels of violence were reported at the prison, often involving weapons.
'Recruiting more staff'
Official figures from the Ministry of Justice show the number of assaults by prisoners in England and Wales rose from 14,083 in 2012-13 to 15,033 in 2013-14.
The latest statistics also reveal a record number of "serious" assaults - including attacks by prisoners on staff.
Mr Grayling acknowledged this recent rise, but stated that prison violence "is at a lower level today than it was five years ago".
He admitted to staff shortages in certain prisons and said there had been "far too many" suicides among inmates, but maintained the government was adapting to such issues.
"We're meeting those challenges, we're recruiting more staff. I am absolutely clear there is not a crisis in our prisons," he said.
Chris Grayling's interview with Today is his first on the issue of prisons since a recent run of stories highlighting issues of overcrowding, violence and death in prisons, which have led to calls to improve the state of the system.
Earlier this month, a government investigator called for more action to tackle suicide among young inmates.
In July, official prison ratings revealed that more than a fifth of prisons in England and Wales were "of concern".
Chief inspector of prisons Nick Hardwick attacked the state of the system in June, claiming "political and policy failure" was behind dangerous overcrowding in publicly-run jails.
Also that month, it emerged that the government had ordered dozens of already full jails to take in more inmates because the prison population was growing faster than expected.
Warsi sinks the boot into the zionist leaning Eton groomed posh boys in control
Warsi's criticism of (Eton groomed prick) Cameron is basically one of hypocrisy. While this government has not been shy about criticising other regimes for what it sees as human-rights abuses, on Israel, it has been deafeningly silent.
As she puts it: "One of the arguments I've heard from people is: 'Why don't you criticise Assad?' Well, we did. 'Why don't you criticise Isis?' Well we did. 'Why don't you criticise Iran?' We did. 'Why don't you criticise Putin?' We did. 'Why don't you criticise Israel?' Well, we didn't. That's the difference. It is about an inconsistent approach to our foreign policy. It is an inconsistency about our application of our values.
"That has impact on us both domestically and internationally. We go around the world talking about our values and human rights, and we will be accused of being hypocritical if we are seen to be applying them selectively."
"When he went to Blackpool to make his speech to become leader, he first came to Dewsbury to a social action project I was running. We then went to Blackpool and I introduced the speech ... I am absolutely part of the Cameron era and compassionate Conservatism. I thought this is a guy who gets today's Britain. He's a new kind of Conservative. He was really clear that values were values that included all of Britain.
"[But] I think the party has shifted. The party leadership has shifted since then. I think over time it will be a regressive move because we have to appeal to all of Britain, not just because morally it's the right thing to do, but because it's an electoral reality.
"The reason why Boris appeals to voters is because Boris presents himself as the person he is," she says.
"Boris does not pretend not to be posh. Boris doesn't pretend not to have had an Eton education. What is required now is an age of authenticity in politics, and it doesn't matter what background you come from as long as you are authentic in that identity. People are not anti-posh or anti-brown – people are anti-false."
Bumbling Boris Johnson controls London's banking gangsters
'History is a human right': UK govt. Wikipedia edits obscure high profile killings
UK government officials have reportedly edited an array of Wikipedia articles relating to the high profile killings of Jean Charles de Menezes, Lee Rigby and Damilola Taylor.
According to an in-depth investigation conducted by Channel 4 News, government computers were recently utilized to add inaccurate data to a Wikipedia page documenting Jean Charles de Menezes’ death. De Menzes was shot and killed by Metropolitan Police officers at Stockwell tube station in 2005.
Official state computers were also reportedly harnessed to edit the pages of Damilola Taylor, a 10-year-old Nigerian schoolboy who was murdered in Britain in 2000, and Lee Rigby, the 25-year-old victim of the 2013 Woolwich terror killing.
A spokesman for the de Menezes family expressed deep shock that anonymous editors had used official state computer networks to alter vital information in his Wikipedia article. The edits allegedly sought to obscure police failings from public knowledge.
Asad Rehman, who spoke on behalf of the De Menezes family, condemned the revelations, emphasizing it wasn’t the first time they’d been targeted in such a manner.
"Like all ordinary members of the public, I'm shocked. This is yet one more smear and attack on the family. We've seen over many years lies, misinformation and smears during the family's attempt to find the truth and justice and answers about how an innocent young man on his way to work was gunned down by police officers," he said.
On the question of whether UK civil servants had breached their formal responsibilities under the Civil Service Code, a government spokesperson gave an assurance on Wednesday that “Government takes these matters very seriously.”
The spokesperson subsequently confirmed plans to issue more comprehensive guidance on the utilization of internet and social media technology to all UK government departments.
Internet censorship: 'Right to be forgotten' ruling
Government officials’ alleged editing of Wikipedia articles documenting the tragic and untimely deaths of Damilola Taylor and Lee Rigby have also generated criticism.
The Wikipedia page documenting the case of Lee Rigby, a soldier who was attacked and killed in 2013, has been edited by anonymous government officials.(AFP Photo / Lindsey Parnaby)
The revelations have surfaced at a time when the Wikimedia Foundation has confirmed its decision to challenge the European Court of Justice’s “Right to be Forgotten” ruling. The Wikimedia Foundation is a non-profit organization that operates Wikipedia and other open source knowledge projects. The Foundation announced on Wednesday its plans to publish data of individuals, who issue formal requests to Google to remove pages about them from its search engine.
In its first transparency report, the Foundation condemned the ECJ’s controversial ruling. The policy shift, enacted by the European court, undermines internet transparency and accuracy, according to the Foundation’s executive director, Lila Treitkov.
"A recent European Court of Justice (ECJ) decision is undermining the world's ability to freely access accurate and verifiable records about individuals and events. The impact on Wikipedia is direct and critical," Tretikov recently wrote in his blog.
Tretikov argues that the ECJ has reneged on its responsibility to safeguard one of the most vital and universal rights: “the right to seek, receive, and impart information.” In the wake of the ‘Right to be Forgotten Ruling’, “accurate search results are vanishing in Europe with no public explanation, no real proof, no judicial review, and no appeals process," he warns.
Treitkov cautions that the result is a censored internet forum where inconvenient data “simply disappears.”
With respect to Jean Charles de Menezes, an official government computer was reportedly used to delete a crucial section of a Wikipedia article that criticized the Independent Police Complaints Commission’s (IPCC) handling of the deceased man’s case.
An entire section pertaining to the IPCC’s admittance it had “got it wrong” with respect to leaks relating to Mr de Menezes’ death simply vanished, according to Channel 4 News.
The covert editor, who is yet to be identified, also erased a quote that stated the Metropolitan Police Federation accused the IPCC of “perverse action” with respect to its mediation in the de Menezes’ case. New information pertaining to the IPPC was added by this editor, including the Commission’s responsibility to increase “public confidence,” and multiple other cases the body has dealt with.
An official government computer was reportedly used to delete a crucial section of a Wikipedia article that criticized the Independent Police Complaints Commission’s (IPCC) handling of the De Menezes' case.(Reuters / Dylan Martinez)
These edits surfaced in the aftermath of a report released in July, which uncovered the Met’s Special Demonstration Squad had effectively spied on 18 separate UK justice campaigns, including that of the De Menezes family.
Eight years ago, official government computers were also used to incorporate slanderous information into one section of his Wikipedia article. On this occasion the editor alleged the deceased had “a high level” of Class A drugs in his system. Wikipedia editors were also approached to alter the rationale followed for employing the decision to shoot the young man.
And in the early phase of the 2008 inquest into his death, official government computers were orchestrated to delete accurate data relating to Menezes’ immigration status.
Damiola Taylor & Lee Rigby
Following the firing of a UK civil servant over potentially defamatory data added to internet pages associated with the Hillsborough tragedy, an array of automatically generated Twitter “bots” have been created to draw attention to edits enacted by parliamentary officials.
In light of these developments, the UK government is currently facing questions over the harnessing of official state computer networks to alter controversial websites.
One anonymous individual allegedly harnessed a government network to edit sensitive information about Damilola Taylor, a young schoolboy of Nigerian extraction who tragically lost his life in 2000. The person in question reportedly substituted the phrase “was murdered” to simply state the young boy had “died.”
The Wikipedia page of Damilola Taylor, a ten-year-old schoolboy of Nigerian extraction who tragically lost his life in 2000, has been edited using an official government computer network. (Reuters)
In the case of 25-year-old British soldier, Lee Rigby - who was attacked and killed in 2013 – another anonymous edit claimed his death was simply “not notable enough” for an article pertaining to terrorism. A complete section of the article relating to Rigby’s death was also deleted by the editor in question.
The edits were all elicited from internet addresses that have previously been noted as being on an official state network called the Government Secure Intranet (GSI). This internal network provides a platform for government officials, along with certain police officers, to connect online.
The full range of Wikipedia edits are visible in the page’s history, as are the specific internet addresses from which the changes were enacted. This level of transparency cultivated by Wikipedia ensures computer networks from which anonymous edits originate can be revealed.
While Wikipedia has faced demands to remove approximately 50 search results to various articles, it plans to publish the details of each and every request. The firm’s first ever transparency report backs this measure. The Wikimedia Foundation has also stated it plans to host and update a page documenting Wikipedia pages censored in European search results.
Even zionist Miliband thinks zionist Cameron is getting it 'wrong' on Gaza VIDEO
One Man, Two Guvnors: the conflict at the heart of British justice
Grayling a mass murdering crooked henchman who was behind the tory assassins ATOS and DWP before they moved him on
to justice.. Image by James Rowland
Yesterday Chris Grayling, who is both Minister of State for Justice (dismantling the legal aid system) and Lord Chancellor (sworn to uphold the rule of law), gave evidence before the House of Commons Justice Committee.
Chris Grayling, PR-man-turned-politician . . . and Lord Chancellor
Chris Grayling is an experienced PR man. After Cambridge University and a stint at the BBC, Grayling joined Burson-Marsteller, the international masters of reputation management. Their business: protecting the strong from the weak. Clients have included the Nigerian government during the Biafran war, the Argentinian junta after the disappearance of 35,000 civilians, the dictator Nicolae Ceaucescu and the Saudi Royal Family.
Grayling carried the art of spin into Westminster where, as MP for the safe Tory seat of Epsom and Ewell, he tended his property portfolio with help from his parliamentary expenses.
The Daily Telegraph revealed in 2009 that Grayling had claimed thousands of pounds to renovate a flat in central London – bought with a mortgage funded at taxpayers’ expense, even though his constituency home is less than 17 miles from the House of Commons. One year he claimed close to the maximum allowance. The next year he submitted some late-arriving invoices. One scribbled note of explanation read: "decorator has been very ill & didn't invoice me until now".
As shadow home secretary in 2010 he was publicly rebuked for "damaging trust in official statistics"; he had drawn comparisons between different sets of violent crime figures. His critic? Sir Michael Scholar, whose job it was to keep politicians' interpretation of statistics straight.
Chris Grayling can't help it. He's a PR man.
He is also Minister of State for Justice. And Lord Chancellor, the first non-lawyer in the role.
As Lord Chancellor he has taken an oath to uphold the rule of law. Here it is:
“I, Christopher Stephen Grayling, do swear that in the office of Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain I will respect the rule of law, defend the independence of the judiciary and discharge my duty to ensure the provision of resources for the efficient and effective support of the courts for which I am responsible. So help me God.”
As Minister of Justice he leads a radical attack on the heart of British justice.
In Grayling's Britain, victims of rape will be deprived of legal representation. The sister of Jean Charles de Menezes (an innocent man shot dead by the Metropolitan Police), would be denied legal aid. Or, as Grayling put it to last year's Conservative Party conference: "I don’t think it’s right that someone can just pitch up here, without any connection to the UK and use the legal aid system at our expense."
A pregnant woman sent to prison on remand for shoplifting food for her children will no longer get legal aid to fight the decision to separate her from her baby as soon as it is born. Or, as Grayling told his conference: "Right now prisoners can get legal aid to complain about the prison we put them in, and use it to try and get an easier ride elsewhere."
Lately the Guardian reported a whistleblower's allegation that the minister had told his political staff to put a positive spin on written answers drafted by Ministry of Justice officials.
Yesterday morning Grayling spent just over an hour being lightly interrogated by members of the House of Commons Justice Committee.
He spun their questions about prisons overcrowding and shortage of prison staff into answers about a special new "reserve force" of retired prison officers. It sounded strangely positive. (Grayling has a way of smiling as he speaks, whatever he happens to be saying.)
He said one reason for staff shortages was — good news! —"the more buoyant labour market".
He was asked about the rise in prisoner suicides. He couldn't put a positive spin on that. Could he?
He spun his answer into a comment about assaults on prison staff. (They hadn't asked him about that).
Pressed on overcrowding, he said (incorrectly): "Prison overcrowding means prisoners sharing a cell."
Then, the wealthy man who dipped into the public purse for mortgage payments on two separate properties, said: "If prisoners have to share a cell in order to make sure they can go to prison this is not a great problem."
Again he swerved into the matter of assaults on prison staff.
Does any decent person think that thumping prison officers is a good idea? Why bring it up? To divert and distract? To use up parliamentary time? To please the Daily Mail?
Grayling at the Justice Committee, Wednesday 9 July 2014
He called the European Convention of Human Rights, "a laudably worded document" which "contains many balances of rights and responsibilities". (You can see why legal minds have so little respect for him).
"But," he went on: "it is time for Parliament to assert its view about where and how human rights law should be applied. I have said that I want to curtail the role of the European Court of Human Rights in the UK. I have said that I want to replace the Human Rights Act."
Then: "Let me be clear this doesn't mean that I don't regard human rights as important," said Burson-Marsteller's former European Marketing Director. "Human rights are of fundamental importance around the globe and we shall always be a beacon championing them."
All the while, sitting behind him, campaigners from the Howard League for Penal Reform, in silent protest, held up copies of Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment. For this is the Lord Chancellor who has banned prisoners' families and friends from sending them books to read, and other essentials such as underpants.
As Grayling told his party conference: "You wanted a tougher justice system. We are delivering a tougher justice system . . .Many, many of our offenders have had terrible childhoods, fragmented education, issues with drugs and alcohol, suffered abuse, or long periods of worklessness. But all of them are also there because of the choices they have made. I’m not making excuses for any of them."
Palestinian flag calling for 'Sanctions now' was projected onto the Houses of Parliament
Tory mafia's BIG society redirects public money into their crooked coffers
Every contract dished out by the tory mafia ultimately ends up, via their donors, back in their own coffers.
Public money used to fund the tories murderous agenda via the likes of ATOS and a myriad of companies under the guise
they are helping the unemployed into work when they have ulterior uses for diverted resources.
Big Society Network under investigation over 'funding misuse'
Watchdog examining whether charity set up to lead David Cameron's initiative used funds to pay debts of linked company
An investigation has begun into the use of taxpayer-funded grants by the charity set up to lead David Cameron's "big society" initiative.
The Charity Commission was examining whether funding for a childhood obesity project was used to pay the debts of a linked company. The commission was also seeking more information on payments allegedly made for consultancy services to two directors of the Big Society Network (BSN) and its chair, Martyn Rose, a Conservative Party donor.
News of the investigation comes days after a public spending watchdog issued a critical report about how National Lottery and government funds were handed over to and used by the BSN.
A former trustee of one grants body has claimed it was "forced" to award a total of £480,000 to the project without undertaking the usual checks.
The shadow civil society minister Lisa Nandy said she was asking the cabinet secretary to investigate whether political pressure was exerted to secure money for ministers' "pet projects".
The BSN was launched by the prime minister at 10 Downing Street two months after the coalition took office, with the aim of encouraging the kind of community work and volunteering Cameron had put at the heart of the party's manifesto for the election.
The performance of many of its projects has been heavily criticised and the National Audit Office (NAO) exposed problems with how £2m worth of grants were handed over to it.
The NAO said the Big Lottery Fund failed to challenge the BSN's "ambitious" target to recruit a million members a year to one particular initiative, despite the meeting of that target being crucial to its success. The Your Square Mile project was given an £830,000 lottery grant, but attracted only 64 members. The grant was also allowed to be transferred to a new company set up by the BSN chairman and another director, without checking that it had the IT skills to make the scheme work, the NAO said.
Its report also found that the £300,000 childhood obesity grant was made "contrary to the Cabinet Office's own guidelines" and even though it did not meet its criteria for funding.
The Independent reported that officials had been told to "go back and change the criteria".
The funding was halted after £200,000 had been handed over because of the project's poor performance, and the Cabinet Office did not recoup any of the funds.
Civil Society News reported that another £480,000 was handed over by the innovation funders Nesta, now a private organisation but then a quango, without a competitive pitch.
One of its former trustees, Liam Black, has said it was "forced" to hand over the resources for setting up BSN and several projects, branding it a "scandalous waste of money".
A Charity Commission spokeswoman confirmed that it was examining the award and use of funds by the BSN's charity arm.
"Our case into the Society Network Foundation remains open and ongoing," she said.
"We have received a response to questions we had relating to connected party transactions and the use of a grant, however this does not fully address our concerns and we are in the process of engaging further with the trustees.
"We are also awaiting copies of documents that explain the grounds on which a grant was given."
Rose, who the Independent reported had contributed more than £54,000 to the 2010 Conservative election campaign, told the newspaper he did not recall the payment from the network but said tit was possible that "one of my companies did work on its behalf".
He said he put £200,000 of his own money into the Big Society Network, which he had not got back, and defended its operations.
"With hindsight, of course, if we had all known that the projects were not going to work we would have been idiots to do them," he said. "In the early stages of social investment some will work and some won't."
Nesta told Civil Society News: "While the vast majority of Nesta's grants are made following open calls for proposals, we do have the ability to provide grants to projects that fit with our vision and advance our objects outside of open calls for proposals.
"That is what happened with the grants to the Big Society Network."
Nandy said the entire big society project lay "in tatters" and called for an investigation.
"It's bad enough that millions of pounds of public money were squandered, but the connections between these organisations and the Conservative party are deeply concerning," she said.
"I am writing to cabinet secretary Jeremy Heywood to ask him to investigate the process by which the grants in question were given.
"We must know if political pressure was applied to give an organisation with close ties to ministers special treatment.
"At a time when many charities are fighting to survive, handing out large sums of money to flawed, pet projects is inexcusable."
A Cabinet Office spokesman said: "The awarding of this grant has been the subject of intensive investigation by Cabinet Office and independently by the NAO.
"Both investigations found no rules were broken and the matter is now closed."
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Official impact assessments on the emergency surveillance bill due to be rushed through parliament this week appear to confirm privacy campaigners' fears that the law contains sweeping new surveillance powers that will affect every man, woman and child in Britain.
Two Home Office impact assessments deposited in the House of Commons library late on Friday show that the legislation would add an extra £8.4m to the average annual bill for state surveillance. The figure covers the cost of extra payments to internet and phone companies for storing extra data and new safeguards to be put in place, such as a role for the information commissioner in overseeing data requests.
But more worryingly for privacy campaigners, the impact assessments make explicit that the legislation would confirm powers for the British government to impose sanctions and penalties on overseas internet and phone companies anywhere in the world that refuse to comply with an interception warrant from London to hand over the content of communications. The prime minister has insisted the fast-track legislation will do no more than confirm existing surveillance powers and put them beyond legal doubt.
The impact assessment on a section on enforcement of the new powers says the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (Ripa) imposes penalties on companies that refuse to comply with interception warrants and sets out the circumstances in which they may be requested to maintain permanent interception capability.
However, it is possible that a company may refuse to comply with a notice requesting it to maintain a permanent interception capability. In the event that an overseas company refuses to comply with such a notice, there is an established process for applying to a UK court via civil proceedings for an injunction to enforce compliance.
The Home Office adds that there is a process for enforcing overseas the decisions of UK courts and says the emergency legislation amends Ripa to make clear that companies can be obliged to provide assistance in relation to interception warrants.
The Home Office says the fast-track data retention and investigatory powers bill – known as the Drip bill – is not intended to extend the UK's reach around the world. Rather, it is to confirm that Ripa obligations in relation to interception apply to all companies providing services to people in the UK, irrespective of where they are based. This will maintain the ability of law enforcement and intelligence agencies to intercept the communications of those who would do us harm, says the official impact assessment.
The proposed legislation would not impose any new obligations on UK business. Instead, it is intended to put beyond doubt the obligations that already apply to overseas providers, it adds.
But privacy campaigners warn that these powers to pay companies anywhere in the world for helping British snooping efforts and sanctioning those who refuse to comply amount to new and unprecedented powers.
Isabella Sankey, Liberty's policy director, told MPs in a briefing being circulated on Sunday: "Clause 4 of the bill also contains new and unprecedented powers for the UK to require overseas companies to comply with interception warrants and communications data acquisition requests and build interception capabilities into their products and infrastructure. These provisions will expand existing mass interception powers that are due to be challenged in the British courts next week."
Privacy campaigners also fear that these extra-territorial powers could provide the legal basis for enabling a number of Tempora-style programmes around the globe. Documents leaked by Edward Snowden disclosed that GCHQ has been tapping into transatlantic fibre-optic cables and storing huge amounts of data for up to 30 days under its Tempora programme.
A joint briefing note to MPs by Liberty, Privacy International, the Open Rights Group, Article 19, Big Brother Watch and English Pen warns that the small print in clause 5 of the six-clause bill extends the 2000 definition of telecommunications services to enable a much wider range of data, including webmail and some social media traffic data, to be collected.
The privacy campaigners warn that the two clauses taken together mean that elements of the rejected snooper's charter are present in the emergency legislation.
They are pressing MPs and peers to ensure that the bill's sunset clause – the date the legislation automatically expires – is brought forward from December 2016 to this December. Sankey tells them: "This fast-track legislation contains sweeping surveillance powers that will affect every man, woman and child in the UK."