Monthly Archives: August 2014

EU gives £24m of British taxpayers money to Czech Republic

Gone Fishin' – the EU has awarded fishing industry with a £2.5bn fund from British taxpayers

The EU has given £24m of British taxpayers money to the LANDLOCKED Czech Republic to boost its FISHING industry.

“The UK taxpayer is being asked to spend billions of pounds to countries throughout the EU on projects that it may not directly support or see a benefit from.

“It makes a mockery of the UK if it is expected to give the EU funds to support fishing industries in landlocked countries such as the Czech Republic.

“As a result, the UK taxpayer is being taken for a ride and there seems to be little political support in Government to end this practice.”  said Rory Broomfield, director of the eurosceptic Better Off Out campaign group.

This is what it means to be part of the EU.

The Czech Republic’s economy is ‘bigger than New Zealand and oil-rich Kuwait. Its unemployment rate is currently 6.1 per cent, less than the UK’s 6.5 per cent.’

Meanwhile un-elected Prime Minister Cameron plans to hold an in/out referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union in 2017 if his party wins the next election.

And worryingly,  Nicola Sturgeon, Deputy First Minister said the UK was being “dragged ever closer to the exit door of Europe” and claimed “independence would protect Scotland’s EU membership.”

A bigger worry still is that the ‘Yes’ campaign claims the possibility of a referendum poses “a real threat” to Scotland remaining part of the EU!

Now I did contact the ‘Yes’ campaign asking that if Scotland gained independence and we re-join the EU, how can it be independence as they make all UK law and it wouldn’t be any different for Scotland? That’s not independence.

I received a reply after a week from Graham Watson and after going through what the EU had to offer Scotland and how we would benefit, he still didn’t answer the question.

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There was an attached PDF file, this was the gist of it.

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Now I am not bashing the ‘Yes’ campaign in any way, they have done an excellent job for Scotland, but either they do know about this or they don’t.

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(Please do read the other articles, especially the main page.)

Even with a ‘yes’ vote, Scotland will still not gain any real form of independence, not if we re-join the EU.

The real threat to Scotland’s freedom is the EU.

This is why this website has been created, to provide the information, for the people, raising awareness and to try and take the first steps in establishing the People’s Parliament.

It is vital that on the 18th September, Scotland free’s herself from the grasp of the UK and its parliament, we will truly be free until such times we……….re-join the EU. (I do apologise for the repetitiveness, it really has been a long day)

Which is why I ask, do you want to be truly free or do you want to pretend to be, just to have all the ‘benefits’ the EU has to ‘offer’, including being governed by them?

That’s not independence.

That’s  not freedom.

Alba gu bràth!

http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/503938/EU-Europe-Czech-Republic-Taxpayer-Fishing?

http://www.heraldscotland.com/politics/referendum-news/cameron-humiliated-as-cbi-chief-attacks-eu-vote-plan.

Reject GIRFEC surveillance and named person for every child in Scotland

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The Children and Young People Bill which has recently been introduced to the Scottish Parliament seeks to establish a universal surveillance system in respect of every child and associated adult in Scotland.

Details of the Bill as introduced may be viewed here:

http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/parliamentarybusiness/Bills/62233.aspx

Known as GIRFEC (Getting It Right For Every Child), it is already being used, and in some cases abused, by professionals within universal services and other agencies who have been routinely gathering, storing, assessing and sharing sensitive personal data on every child and every associated adult without express informed consent and in the absence of any enabling statutory framework.

Disguised as a child protection measure but nothing of the kind, GIRFEC has spawned a series of ‘wellbeing’ indicators known as SHANARRI which represent a universal prescription for a state approved childhood.

It has essentially shifted the threshold for intervention in family life on child ‘protection’ grounds from “at risk of significant harm” to “at risk of not meeting state dictated ‘wellbeing’ outcomes”.

Every parent in Scotland is now routinely assessed on his/her “parental capacity to provide wellbeing”, based on government defined criteria which, according to its own ‘National Risk Framework to Support the Assessment of Children and Young People’ (http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2012/11/7143/9) places every child under five, and most older children and young people, in the ‘vulnerable’ category (thus liable to ‘early intervention’).

The Bill further seeks to impose a ‘named person’ on every child in Scotland (whose function, it is specifically stated, may not be undertaken by the child or young person’s parent), which is a gross intrusion into family life and completely unwarranted on a universal basis.

The fact that every child will be subject to this intrusion by a stranger without opt-out, regardless of his or her wishes (or those of his or her parents in the case of a young child) renders it a disproportionate measure in that most children have no need of state ‘intervention’, compulsory or otherwise, in their family lives.

Given that many parents in Scotland are already struggling to obtain services for their children with additional needs and are often being denied them on the grounds of cost, it is the petitioners’ contention that such a ‘gatekeeper’, having been licensed by the government to interfere in children’s private lives’, will not only add an extra layer of wasteful bureaucracy but is highly likely to become an additional barrier to service access.

The named person proposal offers significant scope for children’s rights, parenting choices and family decisions to be undermined and/or overruled by an outsider with boxes to tick, whose views may not accord with those of the ‘named clients’ who have no ‘choose to refuse’ opt-out.

This will have (and is already having) a deterrent effect on families’ willingness to engage with ‘services’ whose primary aim is now recognised as being to record clients’ personal details and ‘life events’ to determine their ‘wellbeing’ and pass them on to other complete strangers for possible intervention.

The myriad of GIRFEC ‘parental capacity to provide wellbeing’ forms which are used from pre-birth onwards are self-explanatory and even have a convenient space to record pet bereavements which, according to SHANARRI indicators, could potentially have a devastating effect on a child’s future ‘wellbeing’.

While such data gathering and sharing by professionals is already lawful and uncontentious in relation to the small minority of truly vulnerable children who are “at risk of significant harm” (a longstanding definition which empowers agencies to make timely child protection interventions), it is inappropriate and entirely misguided to bring every child within a child ‘protection’ regime by shifting the definition of ‘vulnerable’ to include any child deemed (via tick box) to be at risk of not meeting state dictated ‘wellbeing’ outcomes.

As child protection expert Eileen Munro observed, “It doesn’t get any easier to find a needle in a haystack if you make the haystack bigger”.

Furthermore, given that the stated GIRFEC budget divided by the number of 0-18 year olds in Scotland (2011) provides a per capita sum of approximately £13 to gather, store and share data on every aspect of every child’s life, not forgetting associated adults and pets – even before costing in actual interventions – the future looks very bleak for the most vulnerable children in Scotland.

Social workers, teachers and medical professionals are already over worked and under-resourced, and by the time the significant case reviews start mounting up, it will be too late for the ‘data subjects’ whose warning signs were lost in a sea of false flags about pet bereavements and assorted trivia, or missed in the age-old tradition of multi-agency failure.

The petitioners contend that the gathering, storing and sharing of sensitive personal data without express informed consent on a universal basis is an unacceptable invasion of personal and family privacy in a free society, and deplore the fact that suchprima facie unlawful activity has apparently been sanctioned by the Information Commissioner.

MSPs are urged to ask why the safeguards for citizens within the Data Protection Act are being swept aside by their alleged guardian without proper parliamentary scrutiny.

European and domestic case-law does not support the imposition of universal measures such as those outlined in this petition, which would be in clear breach of Article 8 and cannot be deemed ‘proportionate’ when they involve the routine processing of the sensitive personal data of every child and associated adult without express informed consent.

The Scottish Parliament is not empowered to enact legislation which fails to comply with the ECHR and such legislation has previously been declared incompetent by the Supreme Court.

GIRFEC, as has been practised to date (in the absence of any statutory framework and therefore without lawful basis), has already damaged relationships between many parents and professionals and will inevitably place the most vulnerable children at greater risk of harm if parents seek to avoid contact with services which are seen to be staffed solely by state snoopers.

The Children and Young People Bill is a Trojan horse piece of legislation which seeks to undermine parents, abolish the right to family privacy and confidentiality, including medical confidentiality, since all records are to be shared (http://www.ehealth.scot.nhs.uk/wp-content/documents/Information-Architecture-Review-Final.pdf), and introduce a national identity register, cleverly disguised in ‘chilld protection’ clothing, by the back door.

The petitioners urge Members of the Scottish Parliament to reject all measures contained within the Children and Young People Bill which allow for the routine gathering and sharing of the personal data of every child and associated adult without their express informed consent, and to reject the imposition, without opt-out, of a ‘named person’ on every child in Scotland.

SIGN THE PETITION HERE

 

Scotland Has Got What It Takes

Despite the fear mongering that Scotland would fail financially, here are a few stats that say otherwise.

BuyKN-bIcAIbhLqIncidentally, Scotland would also be free of the UK national debt which totaled a staggering £1.4 trillion in  January 2014 and would stay as a liability of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The debt costs the UK Treasury £1bn per week and doesn’t include the £900 billion the government borrowed to save the banks from collapse

There would be no legal requirement on Scotland to pay any of it.

So with independence, Scotland will also be debt free.

Alba gu bràth!

 

 

Does your MP know where money comes from?

Only 1 in 10 MPs understand that 97% of money is created by banks.

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Our new poll results reveal that only 1 in every 10 MPs understands that 97% of our money is created by the same banks that caused the financial crisis.

Until they understand this, they’ll never find understand problems like debt, inequality and unaffordable housing.

Please email your MP to ask them if they understand how money is created. (We’ve already written a template letter for you.)

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MPs lack basic knowledge about the fundamentals of money, leaving them ill-equipped to understand the impending dangers of another house price boom or a second credit bubble, according to an exclusive Dods Monitoring poll commissioned by Positive Money, the campaign body calling for fundamental reform of our money and banking system.

When asked questions about who creates the nation’s money in the UK, nearly three quarters got the wrong answer. 71% of MPs believed that only the government has the power to create money. In reality, the government now only creates coins and notes, which make up just 3% of all the money in the economy. The other 97% of money exists as bank deposits – the electronic numbers in your bank account). This type of money is created by high-street banks – not by the government.

Just over 1 in 10 MP accurately understood that banks create new money every time they make a loan, or that money is destroyed whenever individuals or businesses repay loans.

Ben Dyson, founder of Positive Money, said: “MPs have no chance of understanding the house price bubble unless they know these basic facts about money. The financial crisis was caused by banks that created too much money and lent it recklessly. We’re now in danger of repeating the same mistakes.”

It is essential that MPs understand that the power to create money has shifted to the same banks that caused the financial crisis. We’re launching a campaign to educate MPs about the way money is created, and why it matters.

Positive Money

 

Scottish Independence: What they really think of you.

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This video is a collection of clips which are publicily available.

These clips can be found on their own. There’s nothing new here.

This video has joined them up and contrasted them together.

Scotland is being sold a message that we are all ‘British’ and we are all ‘Family’.

As you’ve seen in the ‘Better Together’ and ‘No Thanks’ Campaign videos.

However, beyond the polished and scripted message of the campaign there are other, more honest viewpoints.

These are not rehearsed and not scripted. These viewpoints contain a far more truthful insight into how many people in the UK’s biggest component country actually view the United Kingdom.

These people obviously view the whole UK nation-state as ‘England’. Many of them consider Scotland to be a subsidised entity within it, sponging off the hard working ‘English’ taxpayers.

Mislabelling the UK as ‘England’ is not a crime. It’s simply ignorant. But letting that ignorant viewpoint inform how you see and relate to the other UK members is very important, because it fosters divisivness and exclusion of non-English UK citizens.

As a Scot, I’m offended that many English people feel this way about my country especially when I did once strongly believe that we were all “Better Together”.

These clips contain the following people, mistaking England for the UK, referring to UK taxation as ‘English, the UK Parliament as ‘English’ and how Scotland is subsidised by England.

For balance, this video does not just contain ill-informed celebrities or ignorant people in the street.

We have:

– The Right Honourable Sir Brian Leveson
– The Right Honourable Kenneth Clarke QC MP
– Unknown Member of the Public
– Katie Hopkins, Columnist, Celebrity
– Richard Madeley, TV Presenter and Columnist
– Uknown Youtuber
– Kelvin MacKenzie, Newspaper Editor
– Simon Cowell, tv producer, entrepreneur.
– Uknown member of the public, BBC Question time.

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Free or just pretend to be free in an independent Scotland?

First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond met with Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England to discuss the creation of a sterling zone should Scotland gain independence, in which it would give Carney a huge say in shaping policy.

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Mark Carney Bank of England Governor & First Minister Alex Salmond

Salmond states in the video below that: “The Bank of England is independent, it doesn’t intervene in politics.”

This is an outright lie!

Richard McKenna, former president of the Midlands Bank of England said: “Those that create and issue the money and credit, direct the policies of Government and hold in their hands the destiny of the people”

The Bank of England is the central bank of the United Kingdom and the model on which most modern central banks have been based.

It was established to act as the English Government’s banker, and is still the banker for the Government of the United Kingdom.

Do read Banking – the Greatest Scam on Earth

Central banks are illegally created private banks that are owned by the Rothschild banking family.

The global monetary system is a huge Ponzi scheme.

Also in the video, Alistair Darling, leader of the ‘Better Together’ campaign clearly states that in order for the currency union to work Scotland would need to give away powers because the rest of the UK would have to agree to tax and borrowing.

No government can borrow money unless they are willing to surrender a considerable amount of control to the banker.

Government borrows from the banks and has to repay the loan, PLUS INTEREST.

To pay the loan and interest the Government tax the people.

Darling also stated that the people of Scotland were never asked if this is what they wanted, and he is right.

Salmond is steam rolling ahead making decision on the behalf of the Scottish people without debate.

It is the same with the EU decision.

He didn’t ask the people of Scotland.

Again, just steam rolling ahead and making the decisions for us.

So much for :

10599679_843742712303307_3337282476903988318_nSo, if Scotland and the Bank of England come to an agreement, and re-joins the EU, who do you think will be making the decisions about Scotland’s future?

You?

We are slowly losing a grasp on any true independence  that could be achieved.

This is why we need to establish a People’s Parliament and prevent Alex Salmond and the Scottish government from making such decisions that will not benefit the people.

The banks caused the crash in 2008 and this is why severe austerity measures are implemented throughout the UK at this time and it is the every day working people, the unemployed, pensioners, the sick and disabled, even our children who are paying the price.

This is happening in the UK  now from having a central bank and EU membership.

What makes you think it will be any different for Scotland?

That’s not independence.

Do you want to be Free or just pretend to be free in an independent Scotland?

Alba gu bràth!

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/aug/27/rbs-failed-mortgage-business-basics

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Financial_crisis_of_2007

http://wallstreetonparade.com/2013/10/banks-are-still-failing-at-ten-times-the-pre-2008-crash-rate/

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/12/28/uk-iceland-crisis-bankers-jailed-for-fraud

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_United_Kingdom_bank_rescue_package

 

 

Scotland’s Independence with or without EU membership? (Poll)

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The Scottish government have already decided on your behalf, that should Scotland gain independence, it will re-join the EU.

Too many people don’t understand or realise the implications of an EU membership and just tend to go with the flow.

Please read the information on the homepage.

And for those who do realise, how can a country be independent and have an EU membership?

That’s not independence.

Independent   Define Independent at Dictionary.com

Do you want to be free or do you want to pretend to be free?

You decide.

Please read carefully before voting. You only have one vote to decide.

 

#indyref #freescotland

Banking – the Greatest Scam on Earth

A central bank, reserve bank, or monetary authority is an institution that manages a state’s currency, money supply, and interest rates.

 

Central banks also usually oversee the commercial banking system of their respective countries.

In contrast to a commercial bank, a central bank possesses a monopoly on increasing the amount of money in the nation, and usually also prints the national currency, which usually serves as the nation’s legal tender.

Examples include the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Federal Reserve of the United States.

The central banking system is a scam.

At  the beginning of 2000, there were only seven countries without central banking: Afghanistan, Iraq, Sudan, Libya, Cuba, North Korea and Iran and the main reason they are under attack is they do not have a Rothschild owned Central Bank.

In 2011 the only three countries left without a central bank are: Cuba, North Korea and Iran.

Rothschild owned Central Bank:

Central banks are illegally created private banks that are owned by the Rothschild banking family.

The family has been around for more than 230 years and has slithered its way into each country on this planet, threatened every world leader and their governments and cabinets with physical and economic death and destruction, and then emplaced their own people in these central banks to control and manage each country’s pocketbook.

Worse, the Rothschild’s also control the machinations of each government at the macro level, not concerning themselves with the daily vicissitudes of our individual personal lives. Except when we get too far out of line.FourWinds 10

Give me the right to issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who governs the country.” –  International Banker, Meyer Amschal Rothschild.

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scotlandIt is a sad fact that the government do not run this country, the bankers do. They are in control of everything.

Government borrows from the banks and has to repay the loan, PLUS INTEREST.

To pay the loan and interest the Government tax the people.

The banks cannot lose because they have the taxes of the people as security for their loans.

This will add to the increasing debt to the banks and putting them in a very powerful position of authority over the government which then in turn gives them control of government policies like immigration,  free trade, multiculturalism and a lot more besides.

No government can borrow money unless they are willing to surrender a considerable amount of control to the banker.

Richard McKenna, former president of the Midlands Bank of England said, “Those that create and issue the money and credit, direct the policies of Government and hold in their hands the destiny of the people”

“Governments do not govern, but merely control the machinery of government, being themselves controlled by the hidden hand.” – Former British Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli.

They fund two sides of  every ‘war’ and they also want a ‘cashless’ society.

Banks are corrupt to the very core.

We need to get rid of the bankers.

And jail them.

Here in the U.K. the banks caused the problem but it was the  taxpayer that bailed them out and then they reward themselves (bankers) with millions in bonuses and still had the audacity to hike up the interest rates and bank charges of £30.00 for being 1p overdrawn.

Would you rather have had the bankers jailed instead of the taxpayer being forced to bail them out?

Of course you want to see them in jail.

“The international bankers swept statesmen, politicians, journalists and jurists all to one side and issued their orders with the imperiousness of absolute monarchs.”  – Former British Prime Minister, Lloyd George .

With independence we will still be in debt to the bankers and the IMF.  The global monetary system is a huge Ponzi scheme and Alex Salmond also knows this and will not issue a Scottish sovereign currency but will continue to ‘borrow’, serving the bankers interest.

The Libor scandal was a series of fraudulent actions connected to the Libor (London Interbank Offered Rate) and also the resulting investigation and reaction. The Libor is an average interest rate calculated through submissions of interest rates by major banks in London.

The scandal arose when it was discovered that banks were falsely inflating or deflating their rates so as to profit from trades, or to give the impression that they were more creditworthy than they were. Libor underpins approximately $350 trillion in derivatives. It is administered by NYSE Euronext, which took over running the Libor in January 2014.

The banks are supposed to submit the actual interest rates they are paying, or would expect to pay, for borrowing from other banks. The Libor is supposed to be the total assessment of the health of the financial system because if the banks being polled feel confident about the state of things, they report a low number and if the member banks feel a low degree of confidence in the financial system, they report a higher interest rate number.

In June 2012, multiple criminal settlements by Barclay’s Bank revealed significant fraud and collusion by member banks connected to the rate submissions, leading to the scandal.

‘The Money Scam is hidden right out in the open, yet buried in complication and confusion. A retired banker describes simply, the world’s Money Scam and the reason every country is now going bankrupt. Private bankers have stolen the money creation process, and whereas once our money was created by the governments, debt-free, it is now created out of thin air and issued as debt with interest charges.

In today’s banker controlled world, money = debt, debt = slavery and therefore money = slavery – our monetary systems have become systems of enslavement. Money is created out of nothing, issued as debt, not enough money is created for the future interest payments and inflation steals our savings. The money creation process should be taken away from the banks and given to the governments who can create money debt-free, interest-free. This is how it used to be done and we needed no income taxes.’

I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around [the banks] will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs. – Thomas Jefferson(Attributed)

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The bankers have to go.

Scotland needs its own currency.

In Iceland four former bank chiefs have been jailed for fraud – the sentences go as far as five years behind bars.

They’re accused of concealing that a Qatari investor bought a stake in their firm, using cash lent from the bank itself – illegally. The deal took place just ahead of the collapse of the bank due to huge debts.

RT talks to economic expert Charlie McGrath, founder of news website Wide Awake News about Iceland’s economy. (Video: Dec: 2013)

The European Debt Crisis Visualized

At the heart of the European debt crisis is the euro, the currency that tied together 18 countries in an intimate manner.

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So when one country teeters on the brink of financial collapse, the entire continent is at risk.

How did such a flawed system come to be?

Bloomberg Television and Jonathan Jarvis present “The European Debt Crisis Visualized.” (Source: Bloomberg).

 

The European Union Explained