Britain & China, the Troika & Greece, the Met Police & paedophile rings, Berlin & the European Commission: Blind Ambition 4, Moral Policy 0
1. What would you prefer to be the thing driving Government immigration policy – practicality with compassion, or doing the bidding of dictatorships?
That fine upstanding
champion of fighter against corrupt fascism David Cameron is refusing a UK entry visa to Chinese human rights activist Ai Weiwei. He has no such qualms about letting in senior Politburo bods who imprison dissidents in secret camps, build nuclear reactors and sign trade agreements making our balance of trade worse than it was before.
2. What do you imagine the first priority should be now for Greece – paying off creditors and propping up banks, or rebuilding a smashed economy?
The latest ‘bailout3’ package will be the same as the first two: nearly 90% will go on debt management, and supporting Greek banks. The European Commission has offered to set aside an additional €35 billion development aid package to ‘jump-start’ the economy….but the entire farce will probably be cancelled because the IMF is taking its ball home.
Since Day 1, the Greeks have not been bailed out, they’ve been in jail. The debt has got bigger and increasingly impossible to manage. The first priority hasn’t been to help a fellow member-State, but rather to let the lenders help themselves.
3. What would you rather the Met was doing – cleaning up its act and completing the Elm House enquiry, or sending out thousands of inane tweets every day?
This tweet emerged from the bowels of the Metropolitan police today:
The Elm House scandal has been around since the late 1970s, when this former gay brothel became a haven-cum-heaven for paedophiles. But the latest in a long line of police enquiries was kick-started by Labour MP Tom Watson, who asked a PMQ of David Cameron – requesting a full investigation of allegations of a “powerful paedophile network linked to Parliament and No 10” – on 24th October 2012.
The Metropolitan Police launched Operation Fairbank shortly thereafter, later handing over to Operation Fernbridge as the conduit for investigating and prosecuting several high-profile paedophiles strongly suspected of taking part of gross indecency at Elm House. It has been reasonably well established that members of the Richmond Tory Council child care unit supplied pre-pubertal children for these activities.
That’s now the best part of three years ago. Although he seemed to think it fine to call the Newscorp hacking allegations “just a load of left-wing poppycock” (and direct the Met to drop the case) arch hypocrite and Tim Yeo taxi-emissions dissembler Mayor Boris Johnson [he responsible for Met Police performance – Ed] answered an Exaro enquiry into Fernbridge progress as follows during June 2013:
Anyway, Mayor Johnson was happy two years ago: is he happy now? Well, a panel for the independent inquiry into child sex abuse was set up – if setting up an inactive enquiry doesn’t do the trick, appoint a panel – but then, following strong representation from claimed abuse victims – Home Secretary Theresa May decided in December 2014 to abolish it. It was being, it seems, somewhat obstructive. Allegedly. But some panel members say that, rather than being obstructive, their body was “at last getting somewhere”. Either way, on September 22nd 2014, three MPs and three members of the House of Lords were named in a dossier handed to police concerning investigations into the alleged Westminster paedophile ring by Labour MP John Mann. Mann named 12 former ministers in the dossier, several of whom he believes were “definitely child abusers” and at least two of which are alleged to have assaulted boys at the Dolphin Square “abuse parties”.
Suddenly, the investigation was no longer about Elm House; now it was also about the Kincora Home in Northern Ireland, and the Dolphin Square flats ring. Theresa May declared herself in favour of extending the enquiry back to 1945….and yet BoJo the Mayor was nowhere to be seen.
It truly does look like just one set of delaying tactics after another. But in April of this year, Kincora abuse victim Richard Kerr told Channel 4 News how he was also abused at London’s Elm Guest House and Dolphin Square at the hands of “very powerful people”.
Then the Sunday Herald reintroduced Leon Brittan, saying it had reported in December 2013 that Brittan was being investigated by detectives leading Operation Fernbridge, but his name could not be revealed at the time for legal reasons. So the Herald did not, as such, identify anyone as it were and so to speak. Legal reasons, one tends to find, are always behind illegal perversions of justice. Brittan being safely dead, he has been identified in previously secret government sex abuse files along with Sir Peter Morrison, one of Margaret Thatcher’s closest aides, former diplomat Sir Peter Hayman and former minister Sir William van Straubenzee. All have since died.
So then: tweets about men falling down chimneys, or equality before the Law? You decide.
4. With the eurozone all over the place, what do you think might be the best thing for Brussels-am-Berlin to be doing – supporting the worst of the strugglers, or engaging in power struggles between themselves?
As we saw throughout the Syriza humiliation circus, a non-stop battle has lately been taking place between the constitutionally ordained European Commission (Prop. J-C Drunker) and the entirely illegally invented Eurogrope led by Jereboam Drivelbloke and Wolfie Wheelchair-Strangelove.
Nobody really gained first shot at the Stoning of Dangerous anti-social duo Tsipras & Varoufartacus, but now Berlin has decided to take things further in readiness for the next sovereignty destruction in Spain…or Italy, or Austria….and then France. Bruno Waterfield reports from Brussels to reveal that Germany is pushing to strip key powers from the European Commission. German finance minister Untergang Gargöyle, he writes, is seeking to reduce the commission’s political role ‘amid concerns that Jean-Claude Juncker, the commission president, is failing to enforce eurozone austerity targets’. For targets must be obeyed at all times.