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« Reply #150 on: June 04, 2012, 08:44:47 PM »
Company called Close Protection UK won the contracts for the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics, to hire staff as unpaid stewards. This is total exploitation, I don't think it could be legal. Where is the fucking world condemnation? The women had to change into the clothes 'provided' outside, while the men changed under the bridge where they all had to sleep. Health & Safety and humiliation Issues, why aren't the unions screaming. Fucking Close Protection says it is a 'trial run' for the 'paid' work they'll get at the Olympics. Words can barely express my utter contempt for this slave labour scheme, when you read it, you'll end up feeling pissed/furious. And fucking Harper is there, prolly trying to figure out how he can bring such barbaric practises to Canada. The entire western world is turning into an abomination! Prepare to be shocked and the ruling class will wonder why the people have turned on them. REVOLUTION? They're asking for it.



A group of long-term unemployed jobseekers were bussed into London to work as unpaid stewards during the diamond jubilee celebrations and told to sleep under London Bridge before working on the river pageant.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jun/04/jubilee-pageant-unemployed#start-of-comments
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« Reply #151 on: June 04, 2012, 11:36:25 PM »
REVOLUTION? They're asking for it.

No question. I think the 99% are fed up.

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« Reply #152 on: June 05, 2012, 10:27:41 AM »
Well there is now a call for an enquiry. The co. denies and then apologizes  ::)


http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jun/05/call-inquiry-jobseekers-jubilee-stewards


Former Deputy Minister Prescott's letter to the Home Secretary - http://johnprescott.nationbuilder.com/a_letter_to_the_home_secretary


But look what they want from prisoners? There's an enquiry for this too. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/plan-for-cheap-prison-work-may-cost-thousands-of-jobs-7815140.html


But the scariest thing is Harper and Cameron have a meeting today, birds of a feather. Might as well sync up.
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« Reply #153 on: June 24, 2012, 11:11:40 PM »
Cameron announces Tory plan to slash benefits:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/jun/25/cameron-tories-slash-benefits

Oh cripes, he sounds like Harper. One element is true in all this reactionary morass - there is a rift between people on some kind of benefits (EI, welfarce, comp etc) and low-wage + precarious workers. A rift deliberately contsructed by those who are truly "entitled".
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« Reply #154 on: June 25, 2012, 09:21:05 PM »
Indeed the rift is carefully constructed, so Cameron can cite polls saying the working public .......the people are becoming as mean as the Cons, yet don't say boo to the tax cut for millionaires. Our Con supporters are no different, ideological meanies.
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« Reply #155 on: September 24, 2012, 03:47:23 PM »
Well now we know why HarperCons have wrapped us in the British flag, Queen & Country shit.


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2207232/Hague-launch-worldwide-network-commonwealth-embassies-tackle-superpower-EU.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

Hague to launch worldwide network of commonwealth embassies to tackle 'superpower' EU

ETA - I have no idea if this is a good money saving idea or not (we've shared with Oz for years) but Hague is here, they're signing and we weren't even told, nothing in their platofrm, sheesh! They haven't even given us the NUMBERS!
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« Reply #156 on: September 24, 2012, 06:24:11 PM »
Some wags here are wondering why not share embassies with France... You can well imagine how this is flying in Québec, even among the least-Québécois-sovereignist-inclined members of the NDP Québec deputation, such as Hélene Laverdière.
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« Reply #157 on: September 24, 2012, 07:51:52 PM »
If we can share embassy space with Great Britain because we are in the Commonwealth, then as members of the Francophonie, we should share embassy space with France as well. Doesn't Quebec already have a cultural attache at the Canadian embassy in Paris?
 
ETA: A friend in another forum pointed out we already share embassy space with Australia.
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Re: British Politics
« Reply #158 on: September 24, 2012, 08:44:02 PM »

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« Reply #159 on: September 24, 2012, 09:30:14 PM »
Indeed I can imagine how it is going over in Quebec. But this IS fishy and I wonder if the States being totally bankrupt as a nation and whose foreign policy may be behind it. Obviously with all the British symbology we've been overloaded with suggests it's been a long time planned. As for the cost savings, I bet it is peanuts compared to buying F-35's. 
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« Reply #160 on: September 24, 2012, 10:07:03 PM »
These days, it could simply be called the Tory Embassy...
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« Reply #161 on: December 12, 2012, 01:08:34 PM »
This outrage was a hot topic in my house during the Troubles but the validation of what we suspected has come far too late.

David Cameron has said he is 'deeply sorry' for the extent of state collusion in the 1989 murder of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane.

Speaking in the Commons following the publication of the independent De Silva review, the Prime Minister said the report identified five key areas of collusion and revealed British agents had “actively furthered and facilitated the murder”.
Mr Cameron said: “It is really shocking this happened in our country…Collusion demonstrated beyond any doubt by Sir Desmond, which included the involvement of state agencies in murder, is totally unacceptable.”
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/british-agents-facilitated-the-murder-of-belfast-solicitor-pat-finucane-during-the-troubles-8411044.html
Then he said - “We are raising more money for the rich,” a Freudian slip? Will it be in the Hansards?
http://blogs.independent.co.uk/2012/12/12/30743/
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« Reply #162 on: May 23, 2013, 01:30:21 AM »
It occurs now to the densest why the Brits are so obsessed with spying. A soldier in civy clothing was almost beheaded in the streets. The Brits now say it was a terrist attack and rightly so considering the things that were said.


“We swear by almighty Allah we will never stop fighting you. The only reasons we have done this is because Muslims are dying every day. This British soldier is an eye for an eye, a tooth for tooth." “You people will never be safe. Remove your government. They don’t care about you,” said the man, who is black and in his 20s, and whose hands were covered in blood as they held a machete and a meat cleaver."

The coward and asshole Cameron said - “The terrorists will never win because they can never beat the values that we hold dear,” he told reporters.'
He actually thinks Brit values trump. I thought I was reading something George Bush said. Umm Cameron, I think they've already won, don't you? They murdered a soldier on your streets. :confused

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/britain-steps-up-security-after-soldier-killed-in-london-terrorist-attack-1.1404114


Oops, Guardian has the vid of the words spoken while guy is holding cleaver and hands covered in blood. It took 20 minutes before anyone showed up with any authority. http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk
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« Reply #163 on: September 14, 2013, 09:37:00 PM »
Leave it to Cameron to find a way for subscription. National Service Bill has had 2nd reading. When there's no employment and perpetual wars, take away choices, oh yeah that's gonna work.


 http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/bills/cbill/2013-2014/0032/cbill_2013-20140032_en_2.htm


I'm kinda shocked only 24,000 have signed a petition against. Wanna bet this is something the reformatories would bring in. And I sure as hell hope there would be more than 24,000 sigs on a petition. A bill like that is wide open to abuse. For eg. it can make a criminal out of you - Non-exempt individuals who do not serve one year of national service before the age of 26 years shall be guilty of an offence. ] :o

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