Nice piece on the state replacing the local community as the main driver of policing priorities. Not sure what on earth its doing in the Torygraph. Appears to be taken from Clive Elmsley, who has a new book out: “The Great British Bobby”…I’d better buy it and read it. Clive is an excellent writer.
Piece from el Pais in Spanish. 7 construction firms paid lots of money to get favourable planning decisions…awfully familiar story around the world. Lot of details about the accusations in this piece. Leads to top levels of Peoples Party
As usual, not sure that the headline is borne out by the article. These were issues in the 1970s. The UK government was trying to stop discrimination against British companies in trade terms. It was also trying to get the Libyans to understand the nature of the Northen Ireland conflict. The Libyan government had claims for compensation. So did the British government. Alright, all these things were part of the same negotiations, but the headline, though irresistible, is ingenuous.
Chelsea building society suspects it has been defrauded on buy-to-let loans. Investigation ongoing. There are, of course, other explanations. The authorities have not yet been informed, so for now this is more alibi than accusation…Discuss
If criminals can fake DNA evidence, so can the police and other state and big business interests. The threat isnt that criminals will hide their identity. It is that the techniques exist to enable the usual suspects to frame you. if you are innocent you have even more to fear.
Oh, oh…they arent going to get heavy with the Climate Camp. Theyve sent the hard men to Notting Hill carnival instead! But it’s OK, Luke…they will be on Twitter, so it’s all cool really.