"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, 26 June 2011

Sunday Round-up

It's very late this week - I couldn't get my brain in gear this morning!

HS2: Hammond confirms privatisation when project complete. Still no reference to role of the EU.

EU directive expected to rule against Alberta Tar Sands operation - Britain opposes

Booker: where Greece goes we will follow

Brits lose out on Olympic tickets because of EU trade rules

Olympic officials block sea view to stop residents watching 2012 sailing for free

Never before and never again: Redwood & Balls agree

Sunday Times ordered to hand over Huhne tape to police

Repatriation of the Fallen re-routed down back streets & side roads

Morale in the Army hits 20yr low

Row2Recovery fundraiser: 3000 miles across the Atlantic

Govt considers banning taxpayer-funded Union officials & other measures

Bob Crow

Mark Serwotka

France points finger of suspicion at British beansprouts in e-coli blame game

Sir John Scarlett's Iraqi wmd memo

Prisoners received £10m in payouts over 5yrs

Universities to attract more foreign students

Neighbourhood crime maps to name local criminals

Scottish BMA: terminally ill patients should be allowed to die

Worth reading for the 1000+ comments - overwhelmingly angry

Syrian protesters approach Damascus

From Friday: Yet another Obama gaffe over Medal of Honor winner

The Galvin Report.pdf: MEPs' expenses
"The Report’s findings include the following:
Serious and repeated anomalies in payments for office assistance and services.
Dubious large cash payments are made to staff and service providers over and above salaries.
Improper registration and tax compliance of service providers.
Invoicing is lax or non-existent.
Some MEPs are paying set amounts straight into the coffers of their political parties.
Paying Agents’ expense claims are opaque or even unrecorded.

After news of this report broke and they were accused of perpetrating a “massive” fraud, MEPs voted not to publish it and to keep their expenses scams secret."
LATE ADDITION(s)
Hatchet job on Cameron by anonymous Tory MP
Cameron's Constituency Chairman: "There's no reason to join the Tories"
Cameron's Constituency Chairman found dead in Glastonbury toilets

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