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A truish tale, told by the Corporation which is safe from any FOI request, which is the worldwide seminator of neo-liberal propaganda, which is so anti-Scottish it borders on racially aggravated abuse, and which allegedly rewards some staff and celebrity employees through benefit trusts. And in this piece, lauding the Telegraph for the 2010 expenses scandal, did not comment that in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 those expenses were increased by 10s of millions each year without a single word of criticism.
Yes, James, the tellers of the tale are far from perfect. In fact the whole BBC is an anachronism. It needs reforming, cutting down to size, investigating and funding by sources other than a poll tax.But I suspect that what it said about the Barclays is pretty accurate. otherwise they would have sued. That was really what I wanted to get across. They arrived on Sark and started to change it for THEIR better, after it existing as it was for hundreds of years.As for the expenses, we suspect that it didn't take very long for the MPs (and the peers) to get back to business as usual, and ways were found around the new regulations (including the letting of flats). That must be for another post.I'm surprised that it wasn't mentioned that the Ritz hosted Mrs Thatcher in her declining days, as I understand it, free of charge.
Peter Oborne, who worked for bothe Telegraph and Spectator, resigned from the Telegraph because he felt that HSBC advertising in the Telegraph was influencing the content, or lack of content, of the newspaper.Here is P O's justification of his positionhttps://www.opendemocracy.net/ourkingdom/peter-oborne/why-i-have-resigned-from-telegraphMakes for interesting reading.
Thanks Panda. Explosive stuff there.
Oh dearie me. What a real pair of poor wee paupers this pair of TWATS are ... aren't they?Never mind though Tris, good old Ozzy, Davy and co. will ensure that they are seen all right.
Well, they seem to have done not too bad so far Arbroath. They don't seem to pay a lot of tax what with everything being owned by Trusts in the BVI, and they both got knighthoods from Liz at the same time for being rich and not living in the UK.I think I'll build a castle like that for Munguin. I wonder if Sark has any other islands it's not much using...
Andrew Neill BBC political prog works for Barclay Bros !!
Hi pictureworks. Do you mean it comes from a production company owned by them?
Private Eye has been covering Sark for some time now. About time certain people realised that this is the 21st century, and Sark is not a privately-owned island.
It's a semi autonomous part of Guernsey. It has elections to its parliament. The Barclays have been little but trouble to them. Still maybe their tasteless "castle " will fall down soon.
Tris says"I think I'll build a castle like that for Munguin. I wonder if Sark has any other islands it's not much using..."Theres Hermhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermbeen there, nice.
Sounds perfect. I'm pretty sure that Munguin would be a better resident than the weirdo twins.I think there's something a little spooky about their identical clothes and hair styles and... what have you at their age.That's OK for under 10 twins.
Hmm...It seems to me that having billions of pounds lets one act as a pretty feudal legate? Or, have I got that wrong somewhere? I will, of course, go instantly to law with my enormous wealth protecting me should you disagree.Libel is a rich mans last defence, and unfortunately, it is an effective defence. Yet another law that needs revised, I think.
The thing is these people seem to be able to sue wherever. In Monaco, in England, in Guernsey?How come?But now, of course only super rich rich people can do that in England, because there is virtually no legal aid.
Sorry,If the law is not equal, then it is no law at all.We have a similar situation in the A Carmichael case. He may be able to win through funding, or personal wealth or whatever, by threatening or trapping folk into a legal action that becomes unaffordable, despite my ten quid.If this is something the rich can use as a means of deflecting public concerns, it is really not right.It seems to me that the law is addressed to those that can afford the very best legal brains. The Barclay twins clearly can. And use that to their advantage, allegedly. If that is the measure of our civil justice system, that money buys brains buys silence, well we are up shit creek without a paddle.
Maxwell used this strategy for years. He would sue journalists and publications. like Private Eye and demand they show they have funds 0f £1million or more and deposited with the Court as proof of financial strength shouth they lose the case. He of course would steal his proof from the Newspaper's pension fund..That was how he got away with his mendacity, fraud and theft for years.Not saying that the Barclays are the same, "your Honour."
Watch the weird twins. They will get you and sue you in the British Virgin Islands or some such place. Nice trip over there for the trial. but a bugger when you have to swim back.
Last comment on this, I promise, subject to adverse comment.A chap I respect absolutely is this guy:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simon_SinghAnd you know what? He is English and completely wronged and righted and stressed by the laws we - for otherwise there would be no laws protecting entrenched viewpoints - lest we allowed it.I appreciate that this is left field, but he won against the odds.He is one of my hero's. He also had a huge amount of campaign money in order to win. I am delighted he won, but it shouldn't have needed us to do that.Promise, going to switch off now......
I see they changed the law though Douglas.I wonder if one day someone will come after Munguin.I wish them luck though. I can't get any wages out of the wee furry git. I wish the courts joy... Blood out of a stone.
#TheySeemNice ;-)(Ooops, wrong medium.);-)
LOLYou might say " à chacun son goût!"I'm not sure about nice... bloody weird though.