MI5 has refused to answer the claimants’ questions about the scope of the policy, including whether it could in principle authorise murder, torture, inhuman and degrading treatment, rape, kidnapping or false imprisonment. The security service’s lawyers said to answer such questions of law would reveal the facts of conduct they wish to keep secret.Read more . . .
“Four senior judges have found that my rights have been violated unlawfully, whilst four others have disagreed. I cannot agree that the police in this country should be trusted with information about innocent people’s lawful political activities. In my view, without a new system of rules governing police surveillance, there is too much scope for the police to abuse their powers. I am therefore left with no option but to take this matter to the European Court of Human Rights for the sake of other innocent people whose lawful political activities are being monitored by the state.Read more . . .
Why has so much journalism succumbed to propaganda? Why are censorship and distortion standard practice? Why is the BBC so often a mouthpiece of rapacious power? Why do the New York Times and the Washington Post deceive their readers? These are urgent questions. The world is facing the prospect of major war, perhaps nuclear war – with the United States clearly determined to isolate and provoke Russia and eventually China.Read more . . .
It is now abundantly clear that not only did the UK refuse to condemn Israeli military action throughout Operation Protective Edge but that it actively allowed UK companies to arm the IDF throughout the conflict.Read more . . .
UK Conservative government would ‘never’ join euro HONOR MAHONY 13.04.2010 @ 17:40 CET EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS http://euobserver.com/9/29853 – The British Conservatives have pledged never to the take the UK into the euro and re-iterated a series of promises on … Read more . . .
UK must stay on good terms with Saudi Arabia The Telegraph (UK) 30/10/2007. Editorial King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia chides this country for ignoring Riyadh's warnings about the 2005 terrorist bombings in London. "No action was taken," the king told … Read more . . .