"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Sunday Round-Up

What's going on here? “Mumbai is coming to London..." "The exercise brought out to those taking part that the capability doesn’t exist to deal with that situation should it arise.”
And here? GE is using London libel courts to gag a senior radiologist after he raised the alarm over potentially fatal risks of one of its drugs. Link to ProPublica, an independent, non-profit making US site for investigative journalism which originally broke the story.
Another Labour shake-up for the Armed Forces: “This new unit will be nothing more than an amputee battalion – soldiers will feel singled out and will be much easier targets for forcible retirement by the MoD."
Only the British don't love Blair, says Blair  The comments section says otherwise.  Hello Australia, Holland, Austria, India, America, Canada, Spain ...
Government u-turn on banning Happy Hour - not because of concerns over public health but because of pressure from drinks industry.
Innocents to stay on police database
Civil Servants have stolen £12m+ in three years "However, not all the perpetrators were reported to the police or confronted with internal disciplinary action." Why not?
MPs & their exclusive £10 per head New Year's Eve party
Defiant Hogg uses Estoppel law to challenge expenses repayment
A chippy Fabian tries to perpetuate 'class war'

Finally, three from yesterday's Telegraph: The hypocrisy of Copenhagen
The vested interests of Copenhagen
The sacred nature of the New World Order


  1. So much for keeping our streets safe.

  2. Hi OR - yes, I'm wondering what the Met hope to gain from releasing this info and then going on to say we haven't got a chance of combating it. Talk about encouraging the enemy!


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