HSBC ACCUSED OF LAUNDERING OVER £5M DIRECTLY TO TORY HQ

02/05/17

HSBC ACCUSED OF LAUNDERING OVER £5MILLION DIRECTLY TO TORY HQ 

Roger Mullin, SNP Treasury spokesperson, has sent a shocking letter to Claire Bassett, Chief Executive of Party and Election Finances at The Electioral Commission. 

In the letter Mr Mullin refers to ‘serious allegations’ made at the HSBC bank AGM.

At the AGM Fionn Travers-Smith from Move Your Money, accused HSBC of giving significant ‘loans to a company called IPGL led by the former Treasurer of the Conservative party & current chair of the Conservative party foundation Mr Michael Spencer.’

‘In essence the allegation was not refuted, was that HSBC loaned to IPGL over £200m from 6th October 2008 onwards. The company was in some financial distress. Despite this it is reported that in excess of £5 million of HSBC loans have been laundered directly to Conservative Headquarters.’

Mr Mullin has called for an immediate investigation into the allegations by The Electioral Commission.

Roger Mullin has asked four key questions that need to be answered as soon as possible, especially as the UK is currently holding a snap General Election.

1. Did HSBC and IPGL inform the Electioral Commission of all donations to the Conservative party during the period IPGL was in receipt of a substantial loan from HSBC?

2. What is the Electioral Commission’s policy where banks loans to companies in distresss are then laundered to party political donations?

3. Will the Electioral Commission launch an immediate investigation into whether electioral law has been broken by HSBC and IPGL since 2008?

4. In the Electioral Commission’s view have such loans any implications for full and proper declarations relating to the 2017 General Election?

The serious nature of these allegations should send shockwaves in Conservative HQ and comes on top of the 2015 Tory Election fraud, with the Crown Prosecution Service set to announce in the next few weeks if anyone will face criminal charges.

Theresa May should be very worried!

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HAPPY XMAS FROM ARMED POLICE 

2016 has been an awful year for so many reasons. But today this was posted on FaceBook.

HAPPY XMAS

From Northumbria police

Our Firearms Support Unit (FSU) have been taking in the fantastic atmosphere of Newcastle’s Christmas market this morning.
It may be a bit chilly out and about but there have been a lot of smiley faces with there being just two more Fridays until Christmas!
Don’t be alarmed if you do see our armed officers, they are there purely for reassurance and to make people feel safe.
These patrols have begun following the announcement from the Home Office last year that armed patrols would be stepped up across the country.
Our FSU officers are just regular police at the end of the day and if you have any concerns make sure you go and have a chat.

​THE CHANCELLOR’S BIG ‘CON’ ON THE NATIONAL LIVING WAGE!

​THE CHANCELLOR’S BIG ‘CON’ ON THE NATIONAL LIVING WAGE!

The chancellor will unveil in the autumn statement, that the National living wage will rise to £7.50 an hour in 2017. He will use this announcement to feed into the spin that the government are on the side of the “just about managing” – or “Jams”.

But according to forecasts by the independent Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), an advisory public body established by the UK government to provide independent economic forecasts, the National living wage should go up to £7.60 in 2017, if it is to reach the government pledge of £9.00 an hour by 2020.

So Philip Hammond is in fact making a cut to the lowest paid workers wages by 10p an hour.

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http://budgetresponsibility.org.uk/faq/where-can-i-find-your-latest-forecasts/

FAR-RIGHT PLAN TO HIJACK REFUGEE DEMO IN AMBER RUDD’S SEAT!

On Saturday 22nd October Hastings Supports Refugees are holding a food donation day in support of refugees in Calais and the local Hastings Food Bank. A tiny neo-Nazi group from Portsmouth called South Coast Resistance (also known as “Pie and Mash”) have said they are coming to Hastings on that day to demonstrate against refugees.

Hastings is in the parliamentary seat of Home Secretary Amber Rudd, who has been caught up in a backlash against her, after she announced, at the Conservative party conference, that all businesses in the UK would have make a list of all foreign employees. Amber Rudd has now backtracked on the idea, after it was compared to Nazi party policies.

This is why Saturday has become such a symbolic day for many, to show they reject the politics of hate and this is not how we want Post-Brexit Britain to be.

Local group Hastings Solidarity and Hastings Momentum have put a URGENT CALL-OUT.

Hastings solidarity statement said: ‘Come down to Hastings town centre near Debenhams this Saturday to show the world what solidarity looks like. 

Please share this call out as widely as possible – bring friends, family, comrades, neighbours, workmates. We need to have as many people out as possible.

Join us in solidarity with our brothers and sisters who come here from across the sea as refugees fleeing war and terror – and with our friends and family here in our community who are suffering the effects of the government’s class war austerity measures, declining wages and homelessness. 

Bring flags, banners, signs and food to donate. Come and stand with us and show some Hastings hospitality!

There is a role for everyone on Saturday – whether you’re happy to wave a sign or help with the donations, hand out leaflets and talk to passers-by, or get involved in physically defending our town from Fascists. Please be there.’

Link to event

https://m.facebook.com/events/1273998905955558?

NEWSPAPERS OF THE ‘LEFT’ SHOW TRUE COLOURS!

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER ANTI-CORBYN STORY!

By Aran MacDermott

Since last September when Jeremy Corbyn was elected leader of the Labour party by the largest percentage of votes in the party’s history.

The Left-wing mainstream Newspapers  the Guardian and Daily Mirror have been luke warm at best towards Jeremy Corbyn and his mandate from Labour members to move the direction of the party back to its roots, to be more democratic and move away from the ideas of ‘New’ Labour.

Last month, in the aftermath and chaos of the UK public voting to leave the EU.’New’ Labour MP’s seized their moment to try and trigger a coup against Mr Corbyn. He caught wind of the plot and sacked the ring leader Hilary Benn.

We all know what followed Shadow Cabinet Ministers resigning, 172 MP’s voting for a motion of no confidence in the Leader, 10,000’s holding rallys across the Country in support of Corbyn, over 200,000 new members, Chilcot, the Trade Unions backing Corbyn and a Leadership challege..

So how have the two main left-wing newpapers in the Country, chosen to refect this historic battle for the soul of the Labour movement?

This was the Daily Mirror’s advice to Jeremy Corbyn last week…

Both The Guardian and Daily Mirror’s editorial line that ‘ Jeremy Corbyn should step down’ goes against their own research that shows their readership do not agree with them.

Today after weeks of inaction Angela Eagle is set to announce that she will force a Leadership race with or maybe without Jeremy Corbyn on the ballot paper.

Here is how Today’s Guardian ‘report’ it..

And Daily Mirror

JEREMY CORBYN- “UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL..”

JEREMY CORBYN STATEMENT
30th June 2016

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” United we stand, divided we fall is one of the oldest and truest slogans of the labour movement.

After last week’s referendum, our country faces major challenges. Risks to the economy and living standards are growing. The public is split.

The Government is in disarray. Ministers have made it clear they have no exit plan, but are determined to make working people pay with a new round of cuts and tax rises.

Labour has the responsibility to give a lead where the Government will not. We need to bring people together, hold the Government to account, oppose austerity and set out a path to exit that will protect jobs and incomes.

To do that we need to stand together. Since I was elected leader of our party nine months ago, we have repeatedly defeated the Government over its attacks on living standards. Last month, Labour become the largest party in the local elections. In Thursday’s referendum, a narrow majority voted to leave, but two thirds of Labour supporters backed our call for a Remain vote.

I was elected leader of our party, for a new kind of politics, by 60% of Labour members and supporters.  The need for that different approach now is greater than ever.

Our people need Labour Party members, trade unionists and MPs to unite. As leader it is my continued commitment to dedicate our party’s activity to that goal.”

JEREMY CORBYN FULL STATEMENT ON ‘NO CONFIDENCE VOTE’

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Jeremy corbyn issued the following statement, after 172 Labour MPs supported a motion of ‘No Confidence’ in his leadership.

“In the aftermath of last week’s referendum, our country faces major challenges. Risks to the economy and living standards are growing. The public is divided.

The government is in disarray. Ministers have made it clear they have no exit plan, but are determined to make working people pay with a new round of cuts and tax rises.

Labour has the responsibility to give a lead where the government will not. We need to bring people together, hold the government to account, oppose austerity and set out a path to exit that will protect jobs and incomes.

To do that we need to stand together. Since I was elected leader of our party nine months ago, we have repeatedly defeated the government over its attacks on living standards.

Last month, Labour become the largest party in the local elections. In Thursday’s referendum, a narrow majority voted to leave, but two thirds of Labour supporters backed our call for a remain vote.

I was democratically elected leader of our party for a new kind of politics by 60% of Labour members and supporters, and I will not betray them by resigning. Today’s vote by MPs has no constitutional legitimacy.

We are a democratic party, with a clear constitution. Our people need Labour party members, trade unionists and MPs to unite behind my leadership at a critical time for our country.”

ENERGY SECRETARY FACING SECOND ALLEGATION IN ELECTION EXPENSES SCANDAL

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ENERGY SECRETARY FACING SECOND ALLEGATION IN TORY ELECTION EXPENSES SCANDAL.

Energy Secretary Amber Rudd, MP for Hastings and Rye is facing a second allegation of failing to declare election expenses in the last General election.

On Sunday it was reported in the national press that Ms Rudd used a local version of national online advertisements designed by ad firm M&C Saatchi, but failed to declare the ad in her election spending returns.

Ms Rudd posted a version of the same ad on her YouTube page on March 29, 2015, with the slogan changed from ‘Recovering Economy: Don’t Let Labour Wreck It’ to ‘Unemployment down by 1,921 in Hastings and Rye since 2010.’

Now B heard media have learnt that a
controversial wraparound advert that appeared on the front page of the local newpaper, the Hastings Observer, just a week before the General election was paid for by the Conservative party national election campaign despite being aimed directly at local voters.

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Payment invoice from VCC Media to the Conservative party.

ONE OF THE UK’s MOST DISABLED-FRIENDLY UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES, DUE TO BE SHUT!

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ONE OF THE UK’s MOST DISABLED-FRIENDLY UNIVERSITY CAMPUSES, DUE TO BE SHUT!

10/05/16 Hastings.

On Tuesday 8th March 2016 it was announced that the University of Brighton would be shutting down it’s three sites in Hastings within the next two years.

The decision made by the Board of Governors, was made after a presentation was given to them by a ‘independent’ company, who the newly appointed Vice-Chancellor Debra Humphris had commissioned to do a report. A report Unions have applied a FOI to see, which was turned down and is currently been appealed.

The decision came as a complete shock to the students, staff and local residents.

It will effect over 600 students, hundreds of staff and have a massive impact on the local economy.

£12m of public money was spent on the three sites, in one of the most deprived areas in England.

The sites were designed to be one of the most accessible Campuses for disabled people in the Country.

This decision has been made without any consultation with staff, students or unions.

There have been no impact assessments, especially for disabled Students.

Mark SU Harvey, Officer for Disabilities at the University of Brighton said:

‘ Having worked for several different Universities giving advice on disabled access and having visited many, it is notable the lack of  disabled access in these places.

‘ However, Hastings is a unique place with full disabled access to all buildings; it is small and situated in an understanding town with lots of support for students from caring staff. This should be both preserved and encouraged, as other universities have to create policies to make this happen.

‘ After attending the recent NUS Disabled delegation in Manchester, I realized how envious others are of what we have in Hastings. I cannot see how management could justify removing this, when other campuses fall far short of the mark.’

#HandsOffHastings

Please sign and share petition
https://www.change.org/p/stop-the-closure-of-the-university-of-brighton-sites-in-hastings

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A huge demo is taking place on Saturday 14th May in Hastings.
More info @
https://www.facebook.com/events/1213177092056423/?ti=cl

Contact : Aran MacDermott, B heard media @
bheardmedia@gmail.com

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Brighton protest about Hastings campus

BLAIR’S FIRST OPEN ATTACK ON CORBNY’S LABOUR PARTY

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Tony Blair has not openly commented on the Labour party under Jeremy Corbyn, until now.

But In the Christmas issue of Right-wing UK magazine ‘The Spectator’,  the former Prime Minister has written a blog attacking the way Jeremy Corbyn is running the Labour party and the direction Corbyn is taking the party.

” All wings of the Labour Party which support the notion of the Labour Party as a Party aspiring to govern, rather than as a fringe protest movement agree on the tragedy of the Labour Party’s current position.”

Blair forgets that Jeremy Corbyn was elected Leader of the Labour party with the biggest mandate from members in living memory, with almost 60% voting for him.

Blair contues: ” Right now we’re in danger of not asking the right questions never mind failing to get the right answers. All of it is about applying values with an open mind; not boasting of our values as a way of avoiding the hard thinking the changing world insists upon.”

Blair forgets that membership for the Labour party is higher than at anytime under him.

Whichever party people from the centre left in the UK support. All would agree that Blair’s vision for our Country is out of date and is for the few and not the many.

Read Blair’s full blog @
http://http://blogs.new.spectator.co.uk/2015/12/in-defence-of-blairism-by-tony-blair/

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