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Police Corruption

Police and Thieves

From Don Adamson, Brexorcist in Chief from Yorkshire.

This week’s comments: “Rape in Britain has the lowest charging rates of all crimes: less than 2% of reported rapes lead convictions (COMMENT:  especially when the rapist is a Member of Parliament) … an exhausted and demoralised NHS workforce was leaving to take low paid work in the private sector putting patient safety in jeopardy … Johnson received over a £1M from a crypto mogul …. moonlighting MPs have been paid over £17M from second jobs since the last election … Over £180M has flowed into political parties since 2019 … self elected band of overly ambitious sociopaths … sadly for Britain’s politics the saints are outnumbered by the rest … National Health Service is in a poly crisis … underfunding … post Covid demand … post Brexit skills shortage … multiple systematic meltdowns … hundreds of excess deaths per week … long term impact will be more severe … outcomes way poorer than in comparable countries … ability to deliver is collapsing … not some contingent crisis triggered by Covid, inflation and incompetence … scandalous mismanagement … this government demands more productivity from people who are already working many hours a day for free …

Covid and the war in Ukraine help to make the terrible effects of Brexit … the deep, painful and avoidable damage that Brexit has done and will continue to do is becoming clearer … makes us poorer … substantial loss to the economy and the government’s revenue … the frothing Europhobes, racists and swivel eyed loons have to be fed and the country has to suffer … inevitable and painful consequences …  the government knows what is happening … serious shortages worsening … crops rot in the field … Treasury is lobbied by every sector for help … the government is entirely deaf to requests … whatever the economic damage … severe shock to the economy … self harm that works directly against Downing Street’s stated aims … shameful Rwandan policy … blind indifference to economic damage … needs … would require an honest government … buggerations of Brexit … fair play to Lancashire police … in issuing a penalty charge to Richy Scumbag … perhaps take the same approach to PPE fraud, tax avoidance misconduct by Johnson … and Thick Lizzie …  what a ridiculous mess Brexit has created … scandals taint No 10, business, civil service and the BBC …increasingly toxic miasma surrounding the government … states collapsing under the weight of corruption … Cabinet Secretary Simon Case displayed the intellectual and moral brilliance of Baldrick on a bad day .. seemingly endless other matters …Scumbags premiership has not imploded as spectacularly as Thick Lizzie’s but it has failed … done nothing to show he understands what is happening to the NHS … an addled King Canute sitting helplessly in front of waves he could have done something about … pledged to run a government with integrity but has some kind of personal involvement in every scandal … Johnson’s memoirs cost Murdoch £6M … sensational inside stories that will be profoundly damaging for the current PM …Zahawi demanded Johnson’s resignation because Johnson lacked integrity … Zakawi’s demonstrations of poor integrity … Telegraph’s jaw dropping admission that Tories had made a mess of Brexit …Brexit extremists again hole Britain below the waterline … sheer plodding obviousness of the corruption … 

Volodymyr Zelensky cracked down on government corruption and the privileges of some Ukrainian officials (COMMENT: That would not happen here. Rupert Murdoch would not allow it) … Despite glimmers of good news a downturn is still likely … Fortune has smiled on Europe (COMMENT:  might that be because Gammons and Flagshaggers are no longer around to p*** in the soup?) … car making in Britain is far graver than in decades … manufacturers are voting with their feet … if the government wants to help British industry it should focus on basic responsibilities …Six years ago British motor industry was purring like a Rolls Royce … Brexit makes it look more like a Morris Marina … 2022 was the worst year since 1956 … chances of a revival are ebbing …. Britain’s withdrawal from the EU … globalisation was good for Britain … and membership of the EU … vulnerable to government policies that reduce its allure … Brexit was that writ large … Brexit has added reams of paperwork … stymied investment at a crucial period … Richy Scumbag resembles a hapless character from Evelyn Waugh (COMMENT: Waugh was a frightful snob and professional Catholic – just like Rees Mogg) …

Scumbag is accident prone and surrounded by colleagues who cause harm … unable to escape the Bollingeresque chaos that surrounds the Tory Party … Scumbag’s inability to bring his party to heel makes him look weak … record waiting lists in A&E departments … after 12 years in power the Tories can be blamed …  cuts … skimping on equipment … schemes now seem ludicrous … planners underestimated demands … Soviet fixers were called Tolkachi. In England they are known as Tory donors … Britain is vulnerable to graft … Government policies create a huge mismatch between supply and demand… Supply chain woes … unsustainable economy … projects of dubious value … jittery investors … these numbers are catastrophic for the poor… It stretches credulity to say that the Russians did not interfere in the 2016 US Presidential election and the Brexit Referendum …

Transparency International 2022 Corruption Index … The UK is a country to watch but not in a positive way … historic low … declining public trust in government … appointment of politically connected people to senior roles … attacks on democratic institutions … systematic bias …ministerial misconduct … woeful inadequacies in political integrity systems in Britain … NHS crisis has put Richy Scumbag on the ropes … swamped A &E departments … epic staff shortage …  soaring numbers waiting for treatment … Like all desperate lightweights he keeps throwing one desperate counterpunch … attacking the Welsh NHS … Labour led government in Cardiff is doing more than Tory led government in Westminster … Wales spends 8% more on healthcare than England … on social services Wales spends 43% more than England … Wales has 270 hospital beds per 100,000 people compared to England’s 170 … skills gap crippling UK wide … Civitas, Right Wing Think Tank, call for Scumbag to rekindle the bonfire of income tax cuts that Thick Lizzie promised before she torched Britain’s public finances … Wales NHS performance achieved by Labour demonstrating honesty and competence … with the pandemic receding the economic effects of Brexit can no longer be blamed on Covid … polls show on 34% of British people now think UK was right to leave the EU … Brexit continues to be a major problem for the UK … the degradation the Tories have inflicted … the chasm between public opinion and the reality denying stance of the Government and the ‘make Brexit work’ stance of the opposition is growing …

Rees Mogg continued to defend on the BBC …  he did not have to fight many colleagues to get the gig … corrupt and corrupting PM … a government that overlooks the damage  … final nail in the coffin for the car industry … Britain is not open for business … 13 years of total incompetence … immense damage … British car industry is finished … madness of ‘Global Britain’ … overly optimistic to the point of delusion, underfunded, naive ideas … fell at the first hurdle …  pathetic … a shameless attempt by the blustering buffoon … complete bullshit … completely uncompetitive … UK car industry probably doomed … industry decided to invest anywhere but the UK …  just one sector that Brexit is making far worse … a harbinger of what is to come … Brexit was promoted by economically illiterate know nothings …  UK gets the worst of both worlds … Rupert Murdoch fell for Johnson’s hard luck stories … agreed to £6M deal for \Johnson’s memoirs … Murdoch knows he is over paying for the book … Johnson must still be contractually bound to come up with devastating revelations … will have spooked Richy Scumbag … Johnson got Barclay at the Telegraph to £275,00 a year for 10 hours work a month, which Johnson described as ‘chickenfeed’ … British Council paid scores of teachers in Afghanistan … these individuals are on Taliban death lists … a great many of them have gone missing …  they are in danger and are not allowed to come to UK … our policy is to render no assistance …Brexit has been about disrupting systems and coming up with fantasy replacements …

Telegraph says ‘Tories desperately need a Johnson comeback … delusional … all too predictable fiasco of Brexit … We give away £4B tax relief to the wealthy … Tories immoral maze … Tory cesspit … Whole edifice of the ruling class is rotten to the core … Shocking rise of something for nothing Britain bellowed the Daily Mail … far too many people are indolent and unproductive … according to Right Wing think tank  Civitas … Civitas report focussed on retired households which received more in benefits than they pay in taxes … pensioners make up a substantial proportion of Daily Mail readers … decision to attack them as feckless spongers looks brave … National Health Service is littered with reforms that work inside a health secretary’s head but not in practice … Stratford on Avon residents appalled by careless tax affairs of their MP. Even Nadhim Zahawi’s Tory colleagues have tired of him … most people involved in last Autumn’s Truss disaster keep their heads down …

Middlesbrough South MP Simon Clarke explains how Thick Lizzie was fundamentally and importantly right … Royal Mail Chief Executive Simon Thompson was recently criticised for his ‘toxic inexperience’ … twitchy, blinking, toe curling performance … good at evading questions …. with every answer he gulped, recoiled and raised his eyebrows at the question … a more awkward witness had not been seen at a parliamentary hearing in many years … doubts were raised about the accuracy of the evidence he gave … Cast of weirdoes spouting conspiracy theories on GB News … Brexit induced restrictions risk impeding improvements …In December Britain borrowed £27.4B, the most for that month since records began … Many economists had similar beefs about the BBC’s coverage of Brexit, accusing it of trying to balance the overwhelming consensus in the profession a few fringe figures who suggested that leaving the? EU would boost growth … (COMMENT: BBC and Tory Party get their knowledge of economics from 1950s vintage Commando Comics) …

Family doctors in Britain see a year’s worth of accident and emergency patients in a month … 15% more patients than in 2019 with less funding and fewer doctors … fewer resources to meet rising demand and complexity … voted for a Brexit that had been burnished with the sepia tint of WW2 … nostalgia can come with a cost … less than 2% of reported rapes lead to conviction … Thick Lizzie, the shortest reigning PM ever, provided a terrifying example of how bad things can get and how quickly … a re-emergence of the miserable political paralysis that jammed Westminster 2016-2019 after Brexit triggered a nervous breakdown … “

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Brexit is finished

From Don Adamson, Brexorcist in Chief from Yorkshire.

This week’s comments: “Britain left the EU on the back of dodgy promises … all over Europe leaving the EU is seen by ever more voters as a mistake after Britain’s wretched display … price of populism is becoming clearer … even Marine Le Pen has toned down her Euro bashing … voters now see that populism is long on rhetoric but short on solutions … I just do not believe a word this government says …

Richy Scumbag is briefing that the next election will be 1992 all over again … they are wrong … however bad the Tories were in 1992 they are now on another level … Richy Scumbag is more unpopular than any party leader in history after 100 days … his personal ratings have plummeted down to that of the Tories … there is no expectation of economic growth … wherever he looks there is another dead end or fundamental crisis … mired by endless allegations of sleaze … grim situation … impossible dream … truth matters … standards matter …

Rees Mogg got roundly rubbished … howls and head shaking scorn … people know that that Brexit is not working … Right wing economics have failed again … Austerity kills growth and productivity … UK fell further behind … growth lowest than any decade since the Napoleonic Wars … hard right continues to persuade people that they can have first rate public services  and tax cuts … intellectual justification … low taxes create growth … no evidence this is true … state is profoundly weakened … half remembered Thatcherism … ideological drag of Brexit … UK destined to have the worst recession of the major economies, including Russia … like madman they repeat the same experiment in the hope of a different result … Johnson’s resignation honours still to be announced … always the odd preposterous name on a list … Johnson’s are all preposterous …

BBC is a place of fear and loathing … post Brexit buggerations … screams of an incompetent liar … pathetic attempts to distract attention from a dodgy loan … Floundering economy … foolish monetary policies …  advice of experts ignored …  corrupt and incompetent supervisors looked the other way … crackdown on asylum seekers … nothing the government has tried has worked …

Richy Scumbag’s legislation is likely to end in disappointment … impractical as well as morally dubious … shortage of experienced Home Office Staff … sloppy decision making … the longer it takes for Britain to resolve these questions the further it will fall behind EU countries … sleaze is again crippling the Tory Party …  the tax burden has rarely been so high, the public services so creaky. … as for Brexit the best its backers can claim is that it is a work in progress …

Boorish Lee Anderson elevated to deputy chairmanship of the party … Westminster echoes with the chiselling of Tory epitaphs … Thick Lizzie hopes that history will eventually smile on the premiership that wrecked the Tory Party’s reputation for economic management …  Johnson wishes to be remembered for helping Ukraine TV interview with Nadine Dorries, the most adoring of his erstwhile cabinet (imagine the Watergate Plumbers interrogating Richard Nixon) … “ Meanwhile Rishi Sunak has not denied the existence of aliens in Downing Street …

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Political Censorship

It has come to my attention that The European Movement (EM) have continued a sustained smear campaign against me and my work, asking members and volunteers to censor my output, by stating that it was inappropriate and irrelevant, restricting its sharing on social media platforms across the UK and beyond.  In elitist media circles this is known as ‘deplatforming’.  The latest manifestation of this is shown below in the form of a Facebook post made innocently into the Warwick District for EU group by another person, who was unaware of my ‘ban’. 

The person had recommended that members of the group view my Brexit social impact film.  You can view it by clicking here to check whether it is inappropriate or irrelevant.  I understand that it is European Movement policy not to publish my posts due to the alleged ‘damage’ I have done to the organisation.  No further communications were received, despite the offer to discuss privately and the person’s posts put on approval, thus blocking any further communications.

This censorship has been widespread across all social media platforms across the UK and as far as Spain, possibly further.  It seems that this was a deliberate policy on the part of Anna Bird (CEO) enacted via members of  the Executive / EM Council / Grassroots for Europe senior figures over an extended period. There are two sides to every story and I have decided to record here (with the evidence) my side of the story.  I have done this in the form of a Q&A, as it is a complex affair.  Censorship and deplatforming are the realm of hard right Brexit extremists, but it seems that the left also use the tool to control the minds of activists and grassroots people.

What position did I hold?

I have held the position of Chair of The European Movement (Mid Kent) for some time before this took place and was fired unilaterally by the CEO without reference to the Executive or National Council, in contravention of EM policy.  A review took place with Dominic Grieve QC and the National Council and I was exonerated, nonetheless Anna Bird persisted with her decision.

Why was I expelled?

The CEO of EM was clearly irritated by two things I can talk about and one that I cannot.  These almost certainly informed my expulsion without reference to the National Executive or Council and against EM policy.

In 2020 I was encouraged to apply to become Branches Forum Chair by senior EM figures.  During the election campaign, it emerged that a concerted smear campaign had been organised against me and leveraged underground in secret WhatsApp groups by various individuals who favoured the other candidate.  Sadly, one of the main agents of this (Patrick Reynolds) did not know how to use e-mail properly and inadvertently mailed me a copy of the smear letter, see below.  Please note that there were only two candidates for election, so the other person mentioned in the red box below but not named was myself.  Those involved: Reynolds, Wancke, Gaskell, Jacobson, Hammond and Gordon ran away when I challenged them on the matter directly.

The red box area refers to my candidacy as there were only two candidates

The key point about this letter is that I understand that it was sent to all 14 000 members of The European Movementdue to e-mail incompetence.  This undoubtedly set the tone for everything else that took place and still means that people with whom I have had no contact are wary of me or block my content out of hand without any knowledge of what took place.  I asked the other candidate, Yvonne Wancke, to ask these people to stop the smear campaign within her own campaign team.  She refused.  See her reply to me below.

Yvonne’s refusal to stop the campaign

I am not at liberty to discuss the reasons as to why Patrick Reynolds and Yvonne Wancke’s campaign team decided to do this.  Suffice to say that there had been a previous legal challenge against EM which they lost, but which is subject to a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) or what is more usually referred to as a ‘gagging order’, so I have confined myself to subsequent matters to respect this agreement.

The second issue took place in 2021 when I was asked to attend the Reading Festival on behalf of the Young European Movement (YEM) to engage festival goers with anti-Brexit stickers and generally to raise awareness of YEM on their behalf.  YEM sent a contract which explained that I could claim travel expenses.  This I did, but EM ‘lost the claim’ multiple times over a matter of several months.  Although I was complimented on my work at the festival, the process for follow up payment of expenses was shambolic.

YEM feedback to me

I counted approximately 150 e-mails sent about the expenses claim.  Eventually the YEM President invented the excuse that I was older than their target demographic, should not have been invited to attend and refused to pay the agreed expenses.  Nine months later, after I issued Small Claims Court proceedings, they paid the trivial sum that was owed, claiming that they did not have my contact details as the reason for gross incompetence and inefficiency.  This is, of course, incorrect.  As Branch Chair, they had access to my e-mail, phone number, address and so on.  I had sent the claim by e-mail on up to five different occasions with bank details / Paypal contacts and so on.  The submission to the Small Claims Court explains more of the timeline and sequence of excuses used.

This case continues, as there are court costs and charges to be paid.  Naturally it is a source of irritation to the EM CEO, as they are in the ‘Prince Andrew’ position, having paid up for breaking the contract but now trying to claim zero responsibility for what happened.  In November 2022 I offered in court to waive all charges and settle for the £50 court fee, but the President of YEM said he was unable to authorise this amount of money.  I can only presume that the EM CEO blocked his ability to settle.  Two weeks after the court hearing, and apparently after a board level consultation with Lord Adonis / Heseltine et al to authorise the £50 payment, the YEM President offered to accept my offer of paying the £50 court fee, but asked for a no-blame clause on their part, when they are clearly culpable, having been fined £3000 by HMRC before.

Was my expulsion from EM handled correctly?

No. Anna Bird claims that I was expelled for using bad language during my conversation with the YEM President.  It’s absolutely true that, in sheer frustration, having been given the runaround by about four members of YEM over three months and about 150 e-mails, that I got the number of the YEM President and called them.  They were not around to take my call so I left a voice message.  Within the message I stated that ‘the payment process was a fucking mess’.  This was twisted into the idea that I had abused him personally.  This is untrue.  I was very specific when I talked about the process being a mess.  Abuse would have been something like saying the person had one leg longer than the other and / or that they had bad breath etc.

Anna Bird then acted unilaterally without reference to the EM Executive or Council.  I was made aware by a senior EM figure that she and Lord Adonis had an hour-long meeting to consider the ‘Reading Gate’ affair.  I had originally been invited to an EM Council meeting to present my case.  At short notice I was uninvited without explanation and told that the item was not to be tabled at the meeting after all.  I then received an e-mail to tell me that I had been defenestrated without reference to any meetings, committees or EM policy.

I had originally been invited to an EM Council meeting to present my case.  At short notice I was uninvited without explanation and told that the item was not to be tabled at the meeting after all.  I then received an e-mail to tell me that I had been defenestrated without reference to any meetings, committees or EM policy. Some members of the EM Council felt strongly that this treatment was disproportionate, given that EM’s own media relations staff swear regularly on public fora.  It was also against neurodiversity.  A special general meeting was called with The Rt Hon Dominic Grieve (former Attorney General) in attendance, where these matters were considered.  I was sanctioned for the language used to describe the sheer incompetence and obfuscation, but it was not considered a matter for expulsion.  Anna Bird ignored the EM Council recommendation and the judgement of Dominic Grieve.  At the present time I believe I am in the Schrödinger Chair position i.e. both Chair and not Chair at the same time.

Held in the presence of The Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC
EM’s Head of Media Relations seems to swear wilfully in public ….

Was the smear campaign restricted to these incidents?

No.  For example, I had been invited to an event featuring Gavin Esler by East Kent European Movement.  I was subsequently uninvited, based on my decision to take EM to court for illegal acts.  Below is the e-mail banning me from attendance.  Mr Beevor clearly knew nothing of the real reasons for the court case, as he indicates that he has no idea why I took EM to court.  Generally speaking, people don’t take people to court and win their case if there is no case to answer.  Please note the ‘not so hidden hand’ of Chris Hammond in the cc list.  He was part of the previous smear campaign for Team Wancke and this demonstrates the pervasive long-term nature of this campaign and its impact on people who have no idea what took place, hence the need for this transparency statement.

BANNED without reason

Did I try to sort this out myself rather than whingeing on here?

Of course I did.  I wrote to Lord Adonis and Richard Wilson (Grassroots for Europe Chair) on more than one occasion.  This was the result:

Brexit Blockers

You may be wondering why Bremain in Spain and The National Rejoin March (NRM) joined in with the blocking here.  This is a key point.  The smear campaign on WhatsApp and other platforms coupled with how social media works means that people who do not know the story or the people involved spread the message without any real knowledge of what actually took place.  In Bremain’s case, Sue Wilson (Chief of Bremain) is closely connected to Wilson and Adonis and Wilson worked behind the scenes on the NRM.  The NRM know nothing of my work but took Sue Wilson’s word for it.  When I challenged them on the matter, they too ran away.

One of the pile ons – there were many from Bremain in Spain members and others

Have I damaged EM?

No.  One of Anna Bird’s claims is that I have damaged The European Movement.  I have made a lot of suggestions on how EM can be a more effective national movement over the years and offered my services pro-bono as a professional business and OD consultant way back, something that most organisations I have worked for as a business consultant and author generally welcome.  But I have not told lies, deleted inconvenient truths, blocked people who disagree with me or targeted personalities in my suggestions for better strategy, organisation and execution of strategy and so on. 

In any case, all businesses and organisations are subject to a thing called customer feedback.  If I were to challenge Virgin, Tesco, Currys, Pfizer, B&Q at al on matters of product design, customer service, strategy, innovation and so on, or make suggestions for improvement to their offering, most intelligent enterprises would at least look at the suggestions rather than shooting the messenger out of hand.  Why then do EM believe that they should be excluded from such scrutiny?  As a former Council board member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), part of our role was to be a ‘critical friend’, as the eyes and ears of the enterprise, to help it seize opportunities and head off or avoid threats etc.  This is normal business practice and the reason why most companies have Non-Exec Directors.

Moreover, Richard Wilson’s own feedback in the private WhatsApp group demonstrates that I have not damaged EM.  See below.  Richard published some other messages in this group but then deleted them as they were potentially libellous.  Anna Bird is a member of this group and thus had oversight of these messages.  She chose to do nothing, allowing the rumour machine to grow out of control.  More recently, Mike Galsworthy reported that EM has gone from strength to strength in an attempt in his bid to become Chair of EM to replace Lord Adonis.  Over the period of the alleged damage, EM membership has increased by 2000, a healthy 14% set against an environment when most pro-EU / anti-Brexit activists have given up campaigning about Brexit faced with mass gaslighting by the Government and a virtual silencing of the media and political opposition on the subject of Brexit.  Anna Bird has also reported outstanding EM growth under her watch just recently.

In the below message, Peter Packham requests that an article I wrote for London for Europe be censored.  He is told by Emma Knaggs that it is up to groups whether they do this but clearly indicates a deliberate policy that had reached ordinary members of EM.  She also has no idea why I had been defenestrated from EM but repeats the lie. Sussex for Europe booked me to talk at one of their events and also faced pressure to ban me from appearing in Brighton.  They refused.

What does reputational damage really look like?

In one single tweet, Lord Andrew Adonis caused more damage to The European Movement than anyone else that I can recall.  Adonis launched a campaign to demonise Tories holding seats in the red wall area of Britain.  In doing so, his indiscriminate campaign targeted former remain Tories such as David Lidington and others who had remained loyal to EM and the cause of rejoining the EU. This led to the departure of The Conservative European Forum (CEF) from The European Movement, with figures such as The Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC placing distance between themselves and the EM and Lord Heseltine having to act as a bridge to hold the fractured organisation together.  If you are a Labour voter you may well say “so what if the Tories are expunged from EM?” However, Brexit is a cross-party issue requiring skilful advocacy within all political parties. Andrew’s tweet disenfranchised remain voting Conservatives in one move. My activities, claiming immoral and indecent behaviour in elections and illegal accounting practices pale into insignificance by comparison and are completely justified in any case.

The accusation that I had ‘thwarted’ the EM’s efforts is reminiscent of the recent interview by Isabel Oakeshott and Richard Tice with Lord Heseltine, where Oakeshott suggested that Heseltine had thwarted Brexit singlehandedly.  It’s a ridiculous accusation, since Leavers have held the levers of power for the last six and a half years and have had plenty of time to execute Brexit.  Simply to say that Brexit hadn’t been done because someone else without power chose to moan about it is faintly ridiculous. It is just as ridiculous to suggest that I singlehandedly thwarted the EM, an organisation of now 17 000 members, with an international reach and budget to match.  A colleague remarked that they were surprised that EM had not suggested that I started the war in Ukraine and / or to have brought aliens to land hot air balloons in the USA or sent Liz Truss to mediate in China.

Cock up or conspiracy?

A reasonable question to ask would be “Is all of the above this just a series of unfortunate events or a deliberate policy?”, in short, cock-up or conspiracy?  The reason I favour a planned deliberate campaign (conspiracy if you will) can be summed up as follows:

  1. The physical evidence of smear letters sent to all 14 000 EM members, only some of which can be reported here.
  2. Many WhatsApp exchanges, only some of which are reproduced here.
  3. The fact that people who could not possibly know of my activities or who I am have an impression of what I do without having ever experienced or seen any of my work.

Anna Bird indicated that this was a policy decision in a reply to the person who complained about the censorship.  She says “but many, like Warwickshire, have chosen not to engage or to share his content”.  The word many implies some kind of top-down briefing rather than a gradual diffusion through people who actually know me, in the same way that Patrick Reynolds applied the ‘send to all’ button in his smear campaign. 

Conclusions and next steps

I’m a firm believer in truth and transparency and have written this detailed report in the spirit of balancing what is taking place here. It is up to others to judge for themselves what is taking place and to decide where the truth lies.  I have been libelled for raising legitimate moral concerns about electoral processes and raising a Small Claims Court case about illegal accounting practices at The European Movement. 

It is now incumbent upon The European Movement to make amends for the spread of fake news and various deletions, distortions and generalisations that have occurred, wilfully in my opinion.  I will be writing to the Executive and some others asking them to issue a full unreserved and public apology to put things right in due course.

Censored material I
Censored material Part II

Brexit is not a complete disaster, it is an incomplete disaster

From Don Adamson in Yorkshire. Brexorcist First Class, campaigner, writer and impressario:

This week’s quotes: “ Brexit re-enactment society: historical re-enactments are popular in Britain … fans of the genre should go the House of Lords … scrutinising the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) bill … lawmakers know the bill is dangerous, wasteful and one of the silliest pieces of legislation ever to come before Parliament … Parliament is again galloping towards an avoidable blunder … it is like lighting a fire in a library and handing the librarians a photocopier and a marker pen to save what they can … ministers do not know how many laws are in scope … hands the executive broad powers to make laws with no idea as to how the power might be used …

Treasury fears it could lose billions in tax challenges … an almighty time sink … for the vanity of those for whom the battle to leave the EU was the highlight of their careers … parliament is imprisoned by the shrill politics of Brexit … some of the most damaging features of the Brexit process … a sane country would never allow itself to be put in this vice … familiar mix of terror and irresponsibility … blithe optimism smothers debate …

Labour is wary of opposing Brexit … terrible mistake …  a clear majority of Brits believe that to Leave the EU was a mistake … Brexit causes politicians to lose their judgement …  The Old Bailey focuses mainly on murder, rape and terrorism cases … the majority of terrorism cases involved people on the far right of British politics. A minority involves Islamic terrorist cases …

Thick Lizzie addressed a reception at the Japanese Embassy … the feet shuffling mood hovered between embarrassment and cringe coated pain … Thick Lizzie assumes publishers would flock to offer her big bucks for her memoirs … interest varied between minimal and zero … must be hurtful … Johnson is clocking up millions for his memoirs and after dinner speeches … while persuading Richy Scumbag to fund lawyers to help Johnson pretend that he did not lie to Parliament over Partygate …

Brexit is choking the arts and the government is doing nothing about it … touring orchestras and music sales – British culture and arts are a huge success story … Brexit means struggling with tough opposition from abroad … rivals get better tax breaks … children’s TV is suffering … movies of all kinds, music, live theatre, dance, audio books and video games … the world loves British cultural exports but Brexit makes it far harder to sell them … games firms give £7B a year to the economy … music exports are worth £3.5B … creative industries contribute £116B to the economy … yet is one of the worst hit by Brexit … government is totally indifferent … British government promised to make up any shortfall but has not done so … huge problem for the industry … harder and more expensive … a ruinously expensive waste of time … hurt an industry where Britain has huge advantages … You have to be something of a strange breed to want to be an MP in the first place …

Daily Telegraph runs pieces overtly critical of Brexit and Johnson …  Johnson can only count on Daily Mail and Sunday Mail for blind loyalty … Michael Gove admitted ‘I ask myself if Brexit was the right thing to do ‘ … Gove’s loyalty lasts only so long as it suits his interests … wants to distance himself from the Brexit recriminations after the next election … frankly hilarious death spiral the governments poll numbers have been taking for months …

Thick Lizzie continues to peddle her ‘it was all the fault of communist currency traders’ … ‘le grande illusion’ encapsulates Brexit … Johnson’s audacity … ‘that is what Louis XVI did and he got the guillotine …  Redevelopment at Teesside Freeport is Europe’s largest and most risky Brownfield project… highly toxic land and riverbed is churned up at breakneck speed …

Environment Secretary Therese Coffey has little interest in protecting the environment … toxic waste is taken from remediated areas and piles driven into contaminated land … ‘business partners’ make tens of millions … Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy … it was in the days of Nigel Lawson and Peter Walker that this vital industry last enjoyed civil servants with genuine energy expertise … the timing of these disruptions could not be worse … a new defence export advocate to promote arms sales … given the job to a Tory peer … under investigation by the Serious Fraud Office  … there are more health professionals of Ghanaian origin working for the NHS than in Ghana … Brexit is not a complete disaster, it is an incomplete disaster … Brexit does not need fixing stormed Lord Frost to the Daily Mail …

Brexit is not a complete disaster, it is an incomplete disaster

Brexit damages our industry

By Adrian Ekins-Daukes

These include machinery, construction materials, electric and gas appliances, cosmetics and toys to name but a few. The CE mark indicates that the product concerned conforms with specified EU safety, health and environmental protection requirements. This is  assessed beforehand, normally by the manufacturer who is also responsible for applying the CE mark and drawing up supporting documents. The product is then acceptable across the EU as proof of compliance with all requirements, without need for further delays or inspections. Our Brexiteer government could have negotiated an agreement guaranteeing equivalence on the CE marking requirements; this would have enabled to enable UK/EU trade to continue to flow as freely as before. However, either through ignorance or ideological bigotry our negotiators rejected equivalence and chose to create a copycat system of our own, UKCA. This involves additional bureaucracy, lays heavy costs on our industry to no advantage to anyone.

Far from being, as Brexiteers claim, that we are finally free of EU red tape, they have  doubled red tape for any company that manufactures products for both the UK and the EU markets.

Adrian Ekins-Daukes – Former Tory Councillor and Brexorcist (1st Class)

Anti-social Brexit

In the wake of Suella Braverman’s “sorry not sorry” apology to asylum seekers, in this film, we look at the social impacts of Brexit, including things like immigration, social care, the cost of living, freedom and various other things, lest they be forgotten by the sheer pace of Government gaslighting and dead cattery.

This follows our economic stock take film:

Write to your MP to tell them that enough is enough !!

Michel Barnier

I was delighted to attend a superb event hosted by Professor Anand Menon of UK in a Changing Europe. Even more delighted to meet Michel Barnier and present him with copies of the books Reboot Britain and Private Eyelines.

Here are my takeaways from the event. It was necessary to attend in person to gain the full value of the conversation between these two giants. Just click the link to Twitter below or go direct to the the full article on Linkedin.

Merci beaucoup pour tout ce que vous avez fait pour essayer de sauver notre pays de lui-même. Le Brexit est perdant. Nous allons nous réveiller doucement.

Whilst we are here, do check out my riotous conversation with James O’Brien on LBC re Rishi Sunak’s motivational strategy.

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