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First hour News Review: Investigative journalism. Neil Oliver on Covid 19 lockdown measures in Scotland. Test and Trace. 

Zara Sultana MP for Coventry with an impassioned speech against the new Covert Human Intelligence Sources bill which allows many government agencies to commit murder. 

The terrifying consequences of the ‘licence to kill’ bill - Perhaps most startlingly, the list of organisations that will be able to issue licences to commit crimes goes far beyond the intelligence services. Any police force is included, as are the armed forces, HMRC, the Home Office, the Department of Health, the Competition and Markets Authority, the Environment Agency, the Food Standards Agency, the Financial Conduct Authority and the Gambling Commission. In the most modern fashion, the Bill gives the home secretary the power to add other agencies to this list by future statutory instrument — without the oversight of parliament. As with the intelligence agencies, there are no limits on the types of crime that any of these organisations will be able to authorise, up to and including torture, rape and murder. Quite why it is thought that the Food Standards Agency might ever need to authorise its covert human agents to torture people is unclear, and although the workings of the Gambling Commission are a mystery to most of us, I would require a good deal of persuasion before accepting that it cannot perform its statutory functions effectively without a licence to kill people...

Starmer whips MPs to ABSTAIN on Tory bill to legalise crimes, including murder, by intelligence operatives. Starmer whips MPs to ABSTAIN on Tory bill to legalise crimes, including murder, by intelligence operatives. Today the Tories will try to progress the Covert Human Intelligence Sources (Criminal Conduct) Bill through Parliament. It is a bill that analysts say will allow anyone designated as an intelligence source to commit any crime without fear of consequences – including murder: Not only that, the bill will allow infiltration of unions and protest groups with impunity. A government that has overseen extensive crimes by its operatives, in Northern Ireland, England and elsewhere wants to give itself the power to do so without fear of law or justice. Coming as it does just after a bill to give similar immunity for war crimes committed overseas, it is clearly part of a plan to turn the UK even more into a police state. And just like with that bill, Keith Starmer is again whipping Labour MPs to abstain. Some have publicly stated they will ignore him: But Starmer sacked front-benchers who did so last week and there are few now among the drones on his front bench with the spine to do likewise. He is unfit to be Labour leader.

And his shadow home affairs spokesman SUPPORTS giving state agencies a licence to kill! Police and security services need the necessary tools to keep us safe – but human rights must be respected too As a new parliamentary bill over ‘undercover agents’ is introduced, Labour will put the public’s safety first Nick Thomas-Symonds @NickTorfaen Keir Starmer couldn’t have been clearer: security is the top priority for Labour under his leadership. A key element of this must be ensuring that our police and security services have the necessary tools they need to keep us safe, whilst ensuring that we respect human rights and the rule of law. Next week, a bill comes before parliament that seeks to put on a statutory footing the activity of “covert human intelligence sources” – undercover agents – who are working to disrupt some of the most vile crimes imaginable, including terrorism, violent drug gangs, serious and organised crime and child sexual exploitation. It is a grim fact of life that these criminal networks exist. In fact, their activity has increased over recent years, partly driven by huge Tory cuts to the police and facilitated by technological development. As a result, it is vital that our security services are able to get access to these gangs, in order to disrupt this activity, prevent further crime and bring people to justice. Since March 2017, MI5 and Counter Terror Police have together thwarted 27 terror attacks. In 2018, covert human intelligence sources helped disrupt over 30 threats to life, arrest numerous serious organised criminals, seize over 3000kg of Class A drugs, and took more than 50 firearms off the street. In the course of these operations, it is inevitable that to maintain cover, covert human intelligence sources will at times need to transgress existing laws.... Nick Thomas-Symonds is the shadow home secretary and Welsh Labour MP for Torfaen

PMQs Kier Starmer on the confusion of lockdown policies.

Death of Sir Peregrine Worsthorne of the London Sunday Telegraph who called for "a form of authoritarian politics” that would allow for cruel belt-tightening and bitter medicines to be forced down the throats of the body politic".

Money to man fathered by a cop Man fathered by police spy wins payout: Scotland Yard agrees substantial compensation over undercover officer who had an affair with animal rights activist he was monitoring in the 1980s Bob Lambert posed as a radical to infiltrate animal rights groups in the 1980s He began a long-term relationship with Jacqui and fathered a son known as TBS In 2014 the Met paid Jacqui £425,000 when she discovered his identity Now the force has apologised and paid a confidential sum to TBS Scotland Yard has agreed to pay substantial compensation to a man who was fathered by an undercover Metropolitan Police officer. The recipient, named only as TBS, was 26 when he discovered that his father, who vanished when he was two, was not a Left-wing activist. Police spy Bob Lambert had posed as a long-haired radical in the 1980s to infiltrate animal rights and environmental protest groups. Using the identity of a seven-year-old boy who had died in 1959, he began a long-term relationship with TBSs mother, known as Jacqui, who was part of an animal rights group he targeted. They had a son in 1985. Two years later he vanished when the undercover operation ended, claiming he had to flee the country because of his involvement in violent protests. In 2014 the Met paid Jacqui £425,000 compensation after she made the devastating discovery about the father of her child. Now the force has apologised and paid a confidential sum to TBS after he brought a lawsuit in which he argued he suffered psychiatric damage as a result of discovering his fathers real identity. Jacqui, then 22, met Lambert in east London in 1984 when he posed as Left-wing radical Bob Robinson, using the name of a boy who died of a congenital heart defect. Adopting the identities of dead children was a routine tactic at the time for Lamberts covert unit, the Special Demonstration Squad. Lambert had a wife and two children in Surrey. He returned to them when he left Jacqui. It was only in 2012 that she and her son learned the truth – after reading a story in the Daily Mail about police spies and recognising Lambert in a picture. TBS said there was a sense that the Met were still trying to cover up as much as they can. It feels as though as they are not genuinely wanting to put a wrong right, he told the Guardian. They were quite happy to leave all this in the past and not let anyone know the truth. He said someone from the Met should have come forward years ago to tell him about his father. At least two other police spies are known to have fathered children with activists they met while undercover. The Met claims such officers have never been permitted to have sexual relationships with targets, but evidence shows they were routine.

Kim Segupta Army squash online conspiracy theories - Coronavirus: British army called in to help quash online conspiracy theories - The 77th Brigade, which has previously been used against Isis, has been advising the government on how to tackle claims about Covid-19, writes defence editor Kim Sengupta - The British army’s information warfare unit has been called in to counter an alarming rise in propaganda and conspiracy theories on coronavirus being spread online by groups with increasing international links, The Independent has learned. The 77th Brigade, which has previously been used against Isis and extremist political groups, is part of the government operation against a coalition ranging from anti-vaccine and anti-5G activists to hard-right libertarians, who have been claiming that the pandemic threat is bogus and organising protests against lockdowns....

New high rises in Bristol. PMQs new buildings taking over green spaces.

Tory Party Conference online: Boris Johnson’s speech; Rishi Sunak speech. Goldman Sachs – Black Rock.

NHS Covid 19 figures - Positive tests, admissions and deaths graphs from Christopher Bowyer (6 October) POSTED WEDNESDAY 7TH OCTOBER 2020 HECTOR DRUMMOND Hector Drummond Magazine reader and contributor Christopher Bowyer has done some more Covid-19 test result graphs based on the data at The data was downloaded yesterday, 6 October, so it’s very up-to-date. (All graphs can be clicked to enlarge.) First, a health warning. The positive test data comes from PHE/NHS Track and Trace, and you’ll have seen very recently that their competence is questionable (to put it diplomatically). So take it with a grain of salt. First up, a comparison of the current positive test situation with that ‘predicted’ by Vallance and Whitty on September 21 – this version is adjusted to apply to England only to match the charts below (which are England only). The following graph looks at SARS-CoV-2 positive tests (blue), Covid hospital admissions (green), and Covid deaths (red) for England. You can see that there’s been a slight increase in hospital admissions over September, as expected given the time of year, but it’s hardly a public health disaster in the making. They’re also not rising exponentially, but are fairly flat. The number of deaths is still very small, and and has also been pretty flat recently. English SARS-CoV-2 positive tests (blue) and Covid-19 deaths (red). This graph uses a different scale than the last graph for deaths so you get a closer look at them. You can see that there has been an increase in deaths recently, but only very a slight one, so clearly the large increase in positive tests over August and September has not been matched by anything like that with deaths. Hospital admissions per 1000 positive tests, England. Still nothing to worry about there. Why didn’t Witless and Unballanced present this sort of data? A couple of new graphs now – Christopher says “to look at things other than positive tests – after the spreadsheet fiasco, the positive test data is at best questionable”. The first new graph shows the patients with covid in hospital and in ventilated beds – I don’t know if this means they’re on a ventilator, or in ICU – it’s just what the data is called on The second new graph is of Covid hospital admissions, Covid hospital discharges (recoveries) and Covid hospital deaths. Christopher says: I was able to calculate the hospital discharges myself from the patients in hospital data and admissions data on the website, and the NHS England hospital deaths data. It’s not perfect, the discharges figure jumps around a fair bit from day to day – hence I’ve only plotted the 7-day averages on the graph, to smooth this out a bit. But as I often see people saying why doesn’t the government publish the recoveries figures, this might be the next best thing. Especially as on every single day I have data for, the average discharges figure has always been above the average deaths figure – if you go into hospital with Covid you’re much more likely to recover than die!

Now 12,000 scientists and medics have signed anti-lockdown petition that urges officials to let Covid-19 spread among young and healthy people The Great Barrington Declaration has gathered steam since Monday publication Experts have poured scorn on the paper branded a manifesto for selfishness Boris Johnsons spokesman said petition was based on unproven assumptions He said there was no proof it would be possible to protect specific groups only By LUKE ANDREWS and SAM BLANCHARD SENIOR HEALTH REPORTER FOR MAILONLINE PUBLISHED: 12:38, 8 October 2020 | UPDATED: 14:34, 8 October 2020 Now more than 12,000 scientists and medics have signed a petition calling on the Government to abandon damaging lockdown restrictions - as it attracts an ever-growing list of supporters. The Great Barrington Declaration was published this week calling for young people to be allowed to return to life as normal while the elderly and most vulnerable are given focused protection. The open letter, written by experts at Oxford, Harvard and Stanford universities has since been signed by more than 12,000 scientists and medical workers, as well as 115,000 members of the public. But Number 10 yesterday insisted it would not throw restrictions overboard and said calls for the UK to aim for herd immunity against Covid-19 would not be heeded by policy-makers. They argued there is no proof it would be possible to protect only vulnerable people, nor that herd immunity would ever develop. Top scientists have also poured scorn on the plan, saying it is based on unproven science and thin on important details. One Oxford University professor yesterday branded the declaration a libertarian agenda packaged as science and a manifesto for selfishness. The Great Barrington Declaration has been signed by more than 8,000 scientists and medics and 72,000 members of the public since it was published on Monday The concept of herd immunity emerged briefly as a possible plan for Government action before Marchs lockdown but was quickly shot down by critics. Allowing the virus to spread enough for most people to get immunity and prevent a second outbreak – if it is even possible – would have led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people, scientists warned at the time. WHO CREATED THE GREAT BARRINGTON DECLARATION? The declaration was written by Dr Martin Kulldorff (Harvard University), Dr Sunetra Gupta (Oxford) and Dr Jay Bhattacharya (Stanford). It has since been signed by 1,500 scientists, 1,700 medical workers and 26,000 members of the public.

The co-signers, who added their names to the report before it was published, were: Professor Sucharit Bhakdi (University of Mainz) Dr Rajiv Bhatia (Physician, USA) Professor Stephen Bremner (University of Sussex) Professor Anthony J Brookes (University of Leicester) Dr Helen Colhoun (University of Edinburgh) Professor Angus Dalgleish (St. George’s, University of London) Dr Sylvia Fogel (Harvard) Dr Eitan Friedman (Tel Aviv University) Dr Uri Gavish (Biomedical consultant) Professor Motti Gerlic (Tel Aviv University) Dr Gabriela Gomes (University of Strathclyde) Professor Mike Hulme (University of Cambridge) Dr Michael Jackson (University of Canterbury, New Zealand) Dr David Katz (Yale University) Dr Andrius Kavaliunas (Karolinska Institute) Dr Laura Lazzeroni (Stanford) Dr Michael Levitt (Stanford) Professor David Livermore (University of East Anglia) Dr Jonas Ludvigsson (Örebro University Hospital, Sweden) Dr Paul McKeigue (University of Edinburgh) Dr Cody Meissner (Tufts University) Professor Ariel Munitz (Tel Aviv University) Professor Yaz Gulnur Muradoglu (Queen Mary University of London) Professor Partha P. Majumder (Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata) Professor Udi Qimron (Tel Aviv University) Professor Matthew Ratcliffe (University of York) Dr Mario Recker (University of Exeter) Dr Eyal Shahar (University of Arizona) Professor Karol Sikora (Rutherford Health) Dr Rodney Sturdivant (Baylor University) Dr Simon Thornley (University of Auckland) Professor Ellen Townsend (University of Nottingham) Professor Lisa White (Oxford University) Professor Simon Wood (University of Edinburgh) Now, the Barrington Declaration calls for only people at most risk of dying to be protected while the rest of society returns to life as normal. But in a briefing with journalists yesterday afternoon the Prime Ministers spokesman said: We have considered the full range of scientific opinion throughout the course of this pandemic and we will continue to do so...

The ‘think-tank’ behind the Great Barrington Declaration is part-funded by right-wing American billionaire Charles Koch, reports Nafeez Ahmed who pretended to be a doctor by lying, and potentially get included as a signatory

Vernon Coleman on censored experts and strategic lies on Covid 19. Meet BlackRock, the New Great Vampire Squid - Posted on June 22, 2020 by Ellen Brown BlackRock is a global financial giant with customers in 100 countries and its tentacles in major asset classes all over the world; and it now manages the spigots to trillions of bailout dollars from the Federal Reserve. The fate of a large portion of the country’s corporations has been put in the hands of a megalithic private entity with the private capitalist mandate to make as much money as possible for its owners and investors; and that is what it has proceeded to do. To most people, if they are familiar with it at all, BlackRock is an asset manager that helps pension funds and retirees manage their savings through “passive” investments that track the stock market. But working behind the scenes, it is much more than that. BlackRock has been called “the most powerful institution in the financial system,” “the most powerful company in the world” and the “secret power.” It is the world’s largest asset manager and “shadow bank,” larger than the world’s largest bank (which is in China), with over $7 trillion in assets under direct management and another $20 trillion managed through its Aladdin risk-monitoring software. BlackRock has also been called “the fourth branch of government” and “almost a shadow government”, but no part of it actually belongs to the government. Despite its size and global power, BlackRock is not even regulated as a “Systemically Important Financial Institution” under the Dodd-Frank Act, thanks to pressure from its CEO Larry Fink, who has long had “cozy” relationships with government officials.

Ian Robinson from Avonmouth Community Action Group discusses Mondays fire in scrap metal at Avonmouth - he also discusses other infringements at the docks and how he would like things to improve.

BBC Panorama – South Wales Police corruption over many serious cases including Clydach murders.

Should Rebekah Brooks, or her QC Jonathan Laidlaw, be charged with contempt of court, having had access to secret MI5-style profiles of jury members so she could tailor her 2014 trial statements to play on their individual prejudices?

Ben Butler and Henry Widdas have started a new group for journalists who are fed up with the narrow journalistic cover in the mainstream – Hold Authority to Account (HATA): coverage of Covid 19; Del Bigtree, director of ’Vaxxed’, on how children’s vaccines aren’t tested properly and the huge influence of Big Pharma; Little Seed Big Tree song; working conditions and future of journalism; if you want to join group;

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Covid 19 The Musical song by Frankie Goes To Nowhere.

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