Mar 28

It’s an oddity but charity has become the refuge or obfuscation for the scoundrel. Lance Armstrong and the far more vile Jimmy Savile used the power of fame and charity to achieve their monetary and sexual goals respectively.

Depraved ex ministers Blair, Brown and now David Miliband hide their post Govt pay offs for work done behind charity. These men’s morality and charity best exemplified by conniving with Libya to have people tortured and rendered and a convicted murderer let off so BP could make money. There were of course other vile offenses but sucking the toes of Gaddafi is enough without ranting on. It will surprise no one that Miliband’s charity apparently receives substantial payments from the UK taxpayer.

The only real debate was for me does Miliband have a sinecure? My pal reckons it’s a place to park knowing his equally depraved but allegedly even more stupid brother Ed will be the next PM and David won’t get a shot for 6 years. The Times claim he is far more supportive of a reforming agenda which is of course meaningless pap. The only difference between Tory and Labour is the speed of disillusioning the punters. The direction is the same the speed of travel the argument whichever Miliband is in nominal command of the Labour party.

For me on David Miliband the only point I’d like to make is don’t come back you sick puppy.

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Jul 23

Two issues struck me as particularly asinine this week: The Megrahi BP thing: The continuing tedious nit picking over Forgemasters’ Loan.

The Megrahi thing is kind of ridiculous as our leaders if they don’t break bread now treat Libya as an ally. If Megrahi committed this crime and he would appear to have more doubt than the Amanda Knoxes of this world then he did not do it as a stateless rogue but as a paid operative of the Libyan Govt. Libya paid a very large amount of money as Blood Money in settlement. Thus detaining him is like in the words of someone I like to agree with once a decade Bruce ‘Brute’ Anderson like holding a WW2 bomber pilot for 20 years after the war.

You’d think Barack Obama, Hilary Clinton and 4 Senators would realise that would you not? They are not stupid? No apparently he is labeled a  terrorist and since the US decided that is now axiomatically bad as it gets and he’s probably also considered E-V-I-L they don’t. Hypocrites maybe but sanctimonious righteous ones certainly.

Anyway BP are linked with al Megrahi’s release at least? Well there is no fact here. BP pushed  for a prisoner exchange deal to get an oil contract but Megrahi was not released under that deal – although to be fair as general agreements go it was probably intended to be about one man. However no doubt the exchange of blood monies by Libya and the USA was pushed by ExxonMobil etc.

This really does not matter since Megrahi was released on compassionate grounds under Scottish Law and hence all this wittering is just a act of stupidity. Indeed Alex Salmond made it clear BP did not contact him or his Scottish Govt at all. It was one of the benefits of devolution that Westminister could pass the buck and leave someone else make if it was an error an error of Commission something 3rd wayists studious avoid.

One has to ask are the Democrats making a big deal of this because: they are funded by rival oil companies (just as complicit in sucking up to Quaddaffi): they see electoral advantage in the feeding frenzy on BP and do not care about facts, “rhetoric is all there is” Rahm Emanuel  (I made that quote up, sorry!): The Obama Administration has been made to look a clown by allowing deep water drilling when we do not have the technology to cope with errors*. The answer is probably a bit of all 3 but most likely the main driver is to appear alpha male just as Labour did on Crime to no positive effect.

* The Obama administration gave up on the whole environment bar the Gulf of Mexico bizarrely yesterday. The ultimate error of Human omission so politically acceptable. If anything reflects the point I am trying to make in this article it’s this juxtaposition between an environmental impact on the news being no 1 priority and a far worse potential problem Climate Change being dropped!

The Forgemasters thing is something I assumed Labour would want to brush under the carpet and the Govt put Mandelson and Balls on charges of gerrymandering, at least if you believe Lib Con logic. The basics are this the Labour Govt just before an election agreed a loan to a private company at a low interest rate. The loan was cancelled rightly by the new Govt  as governments should not be loaning money to random private companies as every company in the country would wonder why they were so favoured. It breaks competition and EU Law potentially as a subsidy and if I was a competitor company I would want a cheap loan as well thank you very much.

Yet amazing the matter was brought no by the Coalition but by Jack Straw. Apparently a Tory businessman who gave money to the Tory party and paid for flights for Cameron lobbied for the loan to be canceled. His motivation apparently to invest in Forgemasters. However this rather makes the point why would the Govt need or have to make a loan/subsidy to a company that many others wanted to invest in?

So is Jack Straw a moron? No, so why is he making such illogical attacks on his own party’s behaviour in fact?  He’s doing it as a smear never mind that nothing wrong was done by the Coalition at least. He’s linking Tory donor, canceled loans etc in the backyard of the Deputy Prime Minister. It’s a scorched earth attack on good Government.

The point being that these two witch hunts where the party in the wrong dons the clothes of  self righteousness and screams like a baby for attention shows where so called liberal politics has gone now. Whatever seam the 3rd way once mined is barren. It’s reduced to nothing more than doing things for political advantage.

It’s coming to something when the Scots Nationalists are the most sincere and honourable politicians?

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