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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​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.

🔴Souce

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

CHILDREN IN ‘CALAIS CRISIS’ ARE ARRESTED. WHERE IS AMBER RUDD?!

​Amber Rudd, the UK Home secretary, has remained silent over the accelerating crisis in Calais, France.Where the French authorities have been accused of the mistreatment of child refugees, many, whom have the right to live in the UK.

On Wednesday French authorities announced the Calais ‘Jungle’ was “clear” and declared the closure a success, but charities and volunteers on the ground said more than 1,000 people remain in and around the camp, including hundreds of children who have not been through the registration process.

Josie Naughton, of charity Help Refugees, said: “The authorities stopped registering children at around midday today, saying the container camp was full, and sent around 300 to 400 children, including under-13s, back to the Jungle.”

40% of the ‘Jungle’ was burnt down earlier in the day and the children were forced to sleep out in the open.

Caroline Gregory of Calais Action, a British charity, said:”We were begging the French authorities to actually do something about the refugee children and nothing was done,” 

The situation for child refugees in Calais has got alot worse today. This morning the Police started to round up any child without a wristband, arrest them and take them away in vans.

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Help refugees, a charity working with child refugees, said: ‘This morning children were told to go to the registration warehouse where they queued peacefully for hours this morning. They were then told they would not yet be registered and were sent back to outside the container camp, where they are refusing to let them enter without wristbands. 

Police have now been arresting and forcibly removing children with no explanation or translators. This has happened to children with and without wristbands. We are told those without wristbands were taken to the PAF ‘Police Anti Frontier’ & told as they didn’t have wristbands they are seen as a criminal threat. Please alert your MP that the home office must do more on the ground protect.’

Amber Rudd has failed to take any action to protect children, who have the right to live in the UK.

The UK Home Office said French authorities were responsible for “all children in Calais during the clearance operation – including those being assessed for possible transfer to the UK”
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AMBER RUDD’S OWN BROTHER CONDEMNS HER SPEECH!

They say a week is a long time in politics.

Well the last few days have not gone well for the new Home secretary Amber Rudd.

On Tuesday Ms Rudd delivered a speech to the Conservative party conference, in which she said that all businesses in the UK would have to list all ‘foreign’ staff.

This was widely condemned by the business sector and by many, was compared to policies of Nazi Germany.

Then on Wednesday, it transpired that a key part of Amber Rudd’s speech, where she attacked a sofa factory in her own constituency of Hastings, for employing mainly foreign workers and not ‘local people’, was in fact a lie and that 75% of the companies workforce were British.

Now even Amber Rudd’s own brother has spoken out against her speech.

Roland Rudd, the head of PR agency, wrote in an article for the London Evening Standard : 

“In a democracy there is always a spectrum of views.


“Those of us who want a sensible Brexit, who want Britain to remain a beacon of tolerance and who find the denigration of non-British workers appalling have a duty to speak out.


Try and stand up for a multiracial Britain and you are labelled part of the liberal elite; point out the £20 billion net contribution from immigrants over a decade and you are told you are not listening to the people; oppose hate crime and you are mocked for political correctness.

“It is easier to vilify foreigners in the new Britain than it is to espouse European values.”

The new proposal has been branded “xenophobic” and leading to “the return of the Nasty Party”

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CAMERON IS LOBBYING TO ALLOW CARMAKERS TO BREAK AIR POLLUTION LIMITS UNTIL 2021!!

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CAMERON IS LOBBYING TO ALLOW CARMAKERS TO BREAK AIR POLLUTION LIMITS UNTIL 2021!!

After the #COP15 agreement was signed, the UK Prime Minster David Cameron said:
“We’ve secured our planet for many, many generations to come – and there is nothing more important than that.”

And only months after Volkswagen  admitted that the diesel emissions scandal was the result of a collection of failures within the company.

We learn that the UK government have been pushing for a weakening of air pollution limits and a delay to their introduction in response to lobbying from the motor industry, documents reveal.

The government’s papers called for carmakers to be allowed to far exceed the nitrogen oxides (NOx) limit of 80mg/km until 2021, and to be allowed to go 40% over the current limit after that.

Alan Andrews, a lawyer for ClientEarth, said: “The decision to water down vehicle emission standards was a political stitch-up by the commission and an unelected committee of technocrats that will force us all to breathe illegal levels of air pollution for years to come. These rules are illegal and should be vetoed by the European parliament. If they fail to, the British government should take legal action to strike them down.

The Department for the Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra) has accepted that more than 50,000 people a year die prematurely as a result of air pollution in the UK. The figure includes about 29,000 deaths hastened by inhaling minute particles of oily, unburnt soot emitted by all petrol engines and an estimated 23,500 by the invisible but toxic gas NOx emitted by diesel engines.

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http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/dec/13/uk-pushing-for-limits-air-pollution-relaxed-documents-reveal

BEHIND THE SPIN, MILLIONS OF WORKING FAMILIES STILL HIT BY WELFARE CUTS!!

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BEHIND THE SPIN, MILLIONS OF WORKING FAMILIES STILL HIT BY WELFARE CUTS!!

Research commissioned from the House of Commons library shows that 
next year over half a million working familes, already on Universal credit, will lose up to over £2500.

By 2020, when Universal credit will be fully rolled out, Some 2.6 million working families will lose an average £1,600 as a result of benefit changes due to come into force under the universal credit system.

Owen Smith, the shadow work and pensions secretary, said
” It is now quite apparent that the chancellor only offered a partial reversal of his cuts to working people’s incomes in last week’s statement. Next year, half a million families may be hit by cuts to tax credit’s successor, universal credit,”

“This newly commissioned research shows that working families on universal credit still face devastating losses next year. A 23-year-old single parent, with two children working 30 hours a week on the minimum wage, is set to lose £2,500.”
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In its analysis of the autumn statement and spending review, the IFS said other commentators had been wrong to describe the chancellor’s measures as an end to austerity. The IFS director, Paul Johnson, said: “This is not the end of austerity. This spending review is still one of the tightest in post-war history.”

#StopWelfareCuts #TaxCredit

FBU SAY DEATH OF OLD MAN DUE TO BORIS JOHNSON CUTS

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Boris Johnson, Mayor of London has been accused of being responsible for the death of a elderly man, who died in a house fire in Camden, on Monday night.

On Tuesday, while Boris was busy playing tug of war, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) said:
” The decision by London Mayor Boris Johnson to close a fire station last year may have led to the death of an elderly man in a fire yesterday,

Yesterday morning (Monday 26 October)  a fire broke out at a property in Camden Road but firefighters from Kentish Town fire station, the nearest to the scene, were unavailable as they were tackling another large fire on Finchley Road. As a result London Fire Brigade were forced to mobilise fire crews from as far afield as Soho, Shoreditch, Lambeth and Stanmore resulting in a wait of 13 minutes before making it to the scene – more than double the six minute response time target. By the time the fire engines arrived from Soho, the pensioner had already either jumped or fallen from his window and had died.

The longstanding Camden based Belsize fire station, one of the 10 stations closed in the capital by Boris Johnson in 2014, may have been able to mobilise fire crews to Camden Road in time to save the man’s life, said FBU London regional secretary Paul Embery.

“Boris Johnson has got serious questions to answer after this tragedy”, he said. “Last year, he forced through massive cuts in the London Fire Brigade, and we warned him that it would lead to longer response times and jeopardise public safety. It is not nice to be proved right.

“His cuts meant that the brigade’s response to this incident was severely delayed. Closing fire stations and slashing firefighter jobs costs lives. It is scandalous that the safety of Londoners is being sacrificed because of the mayor’s fixation with cost-cutting. Last year alone 600 frontline firefighter jobs were slashed.”

London Assembly member for Barnet and Camden, Andrew Dismore, said: “Yet again we have seen how wrong it was to close Belsize fire station. This is the second time this year we have seen how stretched the fire brigade is in answering emergencies in Camden when there is more than one incident at a time.

“This brings home how important it is that the Conservative mayor and government’s demands for yet more cuts can put lives at risk. We have to make sure that in trying to achieve the difficult task of balancing the books we protect the front line and in particular enable the return of the 13 fire engines the mayor has been holding back and is refusing to put back on our fire stations.”

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FBU SAY DEATH OF OLD MAN DUE TO BORIS JOHNSON CUTS

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Boris Johnson, Mayor of London has been accused of being responsible for the death of a elderly man, who died in a house fire in Camden, on Monday night.

On Tuesday, while Boris was busy playing tug of war, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) said:
” The decision by London Mayor Boris Johnson to close a fire station last year may have led to the death of an elderly man in a fire yesterday,

Yesterday morning (Monday 26 October)  a fire broke out at a property in Camden Road but firefighters from Kentish Town fire station, the nearest to the scene, were unavailable as they were tackling another large fire on Finchley Road. As a result London Fire Brigade were forced to mobilise fire crews from as far afield as Soho, Shoreditch, Lambeth and Stanmore resulting in a wait of 13 minutes before making it to the scene – more than double the six minute response time target. By the time the fire engines arrived from Soho, the pensioner had already either jumped or fallen from his window and had died.

The longstanding Camden based Belsize fire station, one of the 10 stations closed in the capital by Boris Johnson in 2014, may have been able to mobilise fire crews to Camden Road in time to save the man’s life, said FBU London regional secretary Paul Embery.

“Boris Johnson has got serious questions to answer after this tragedy”, he said. “Last year, he forced through massive cuts in the London Fire Brigade, and we warned him that it would lead to longer response times and jeopardise public safety. It is not nice to be proved right.

“His cuts meant that the brigade’s response to this incident was severely delayed. Closing fire stations and slashing firefighter jobs costs lives. It is scandalous that the safety of Londoners is being sacrificed because of the mayor’s fixation with cost-cutting. Last year alone 600 frontline firefighter jobs were slashed.”

London Assembly member for Barnet and Camden, Andrew Dismore, said: “Yet again we have seen how wrong it was to close Belsize fire station. This is the second time this year we have seen how stretched the fire brigade is in answering emergencies in Camden when there is more than one incident at a time.

“This brings home how important it is that the Conservative mayor and government’s demands for yet more cuts can put lives at risk. We have to make sure that in trying to achieve the difficult task of balancing the books we protect the front line and in particular enable the return of the 13 fire engines the mayor has been holding back and is refusing to put back on our fire stations.”

 

1.9 Million people have just lost the ‘Right to vote’

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1.9 MILLION PEOPLE HAVE LOST THE RIGHT TO VOTE❌

AFTER THE HOUSE OF LORDS FAIL TO INFLICT A SECOND DEFEAT ON THE GOVERNMENT.❌

❌ Peers voted 257 to 246 in favour of the Government’s plans to introduce individual voter registration from December.

❌ From December, all household members must register by themselves or face being removed from the register.

❌The new Individual Electoral Registration (IER) process will particularly affect those in rented accommodation and urban areas, who are less likely to register, and students, because universities and colleges no longer ‘block register’ students living in halls of residence.

❌Despite warnings from the Electoral Commission about the dangers of disenfranchising legitimate voters, ministers believe many of the names are bogus and have speeded up by 12 months plans to “modernise” the system with individual registration.

” The Government has acted without reliable information on how many redundant entries will be removed at the end of this year and how many eligible electors will need to re-register ahead of May 2016.”

“Taking into account…the scale and importance of the polls scheduled for next May, we continue to recommend that the end of transition should take place in December 2016 as currently specified in legislation”

It concludes: “We therefore recommend that Parliament does not approve this order.”

❌Arguing for a delay, Liberal Democrat peer Lord Tyler, a former MP, said he had never heard a statutory body express its view with “such clarity”.

“The official estimate is that 1.9 million people who are currently on the register and were on it at the general election in May will be dropped off it,” he said. “At a stroke, ministers are prepared to disenfranchise huge numbers of electors.”

❌Make sure you’ve registered VOTE:
https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote

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#RightToVote #VictorianValues

THE POWER OF FEAR or HOW THE TORIES TRIED TO WIN THE ELECTION

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Since The UK election campaign started
a few months ago , Most major parties have tried to promote their polices to the public and show them how the country would look if their party gained some power in parliment.

The Green party, The SNP, Plaid cymru
and TUSC all say they want to end the austerity
( cuts to the public sector & welfare) agenda and stop futher privatisation
of Our NHS.

The Labour party say their main polices are to protect The NHS and give the 99% a better standard of living.

But The Conservatives main message is one of FEAR and are trying to scare the public into voting for them.

THE CONSERVATIVES USE OF FEAR.

The Prime-Minister David Cameron employed the Austrialan spin doctor Lynton Crosby, last year, to run the Tories election campaign. Crosby’s track record was very strong, having got London Mayor Boris Johnson elected in the capital, a city which had always leaned to the left and had only ever elected Labour/ Independent Ken Livingstone before.

Crosby made his name by winning three back-to-back elections for Australian
PM John Howard and for using negative campaigning and attacking the opposition.

Over the last few months The UK public have never experienced such a negative, vicious campaign of Fear led by Cosby and endorsed by the Tory top brass.

One of the main themes of the Conservative strategy has been to scare voters about the possible election outcome of a Labour miniorty government propped up the SNP ( Scotish National party )

It started with election posters appearing across England and Wales, with the image of Ed Miliband ( Labour leader) in the suit pocket of Alex Salmond (SNP ex leader & would be SNP leader in parliment )

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This theme has remained the Tory main
strategy thoughout the election.So instead of explaining what they would do in power. They have just banged on about Labour working with SNP.

David Cameron on the BBC said: “This would be the first time in our history that a group of nationalists from one part of our country would be involved in altering the direction of our country, and I think that is a frightening prospect.”

The Scottish National party “do not even want our country to succeed, that is why it is so calamitous”, he said.

“Frankly this is a group of people that would not care what happened in the rest of the country. The rest of the United Kingdom – Wales, Northern Ireland and England – would not get a look-in, and that is the prospect we face if we don’t get the majority Conservative government that is within our reach.”

Then it got really personal and nasty,  when Defence Secretary Michael Fallon
Speaking about the UK renewal of Trident (opposed by the SNP ) Said:

“We saw in that leadership election just what he would do to get into power. We saw what he did to his own brother. We need to know what he would do.

“We can’t be sure what kind of backstairs deal he is likely to do with the SNP … that is the uncertainty. We have seen what he is prepared to do to get into power.

” Ed Miliband stabbed his own brother in the back to become Labour leader. Now he is willing to stab the United Kingdom in the back to become prime minister.”

Then David Cameron tried to scare English voters and raise English nationalism. When he talked about English votes for English laws, He said:

“English MPs will be unable to vote on the income tax paid by people in Aberdeen and Edinburgh while Scottish MPs are able to vote on the tax you pay in Birmingham or Canterbury or Leeds.

“It is simply unfair. And with English votes for English laws we will put it right.”

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And last Sunday Theresa May, Home Sectory told The Mail on Sunday: ‘If we saw a Labour Government propped up by SNP it could be the biggest constitutional crisis since the abdication.

Miliband would be in government on the coat-tails of Sturgeon and Alex Salmond. 

They would be calling the tune – people who don’t want the UK to exist and want to destroy our country.”

‘There would be a very real feeling was this was something people did not want to see, had not voted for and would find very difficult to accept. It would raise difficult questions about legitimacy. A lot of English people would question that.”
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There has been some traction with the Fear agenda with some voters.

According to the Survation poll for The Mail on Sunday, a third of UK voters would consider a Miliband-Sturgeon government to be ‘illegitimate.

But polls also have found Ed Miliband’s approval ratings going up, as well as the SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon’s.

The Tories look like they will keep going on this agenda till election day.

But most of the public want to know where the Tories already announced  £12bn cuts in Welfare and 30% cuts in government departments will be, if they win power.

On 7th May, we will find out if The Conservative Fear campaign wins the day.

Lets hope not..

” The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown ”  – H. P. Lovecraft

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