‘Lying MPs should not have to quit because ALL politicians lie': Lib Dem grandee defends former minister Alistair Carmichael over Whitehall leak scandal


  • Lib Dem Alistair Carmichael leaked a secret Whitehall memo as a minister
  • It claimed Nicola Sturgeon privately admitted she wanted the Tories to win
  • At the time Mr Carmichael insisted he didn’t know anything about the leak 
  • But a Whitehall inquiry found he was responsible for leaking the document 
Lib Dem grandee Sir Malcolm Bruce (pictured) defended Alistair Carmichael

Former Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael should not have to resign for lying about his role leaking a secret diplomatic memo – because all politicians lie, the Liberal Democrats claimed today.

Mr Carmichael’s political career has been left hanging by a thread after admitting he was responsible for leaking a bombshell document during the election, which claimed Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon had privately admitted that she wanted David Cameron to remain Prime Minister.

Ms Sturgeon has called on Mr Carmichael to consider his position for lying to his constituents that he had not been behind the leak.

But Lib Dem grandee Sir Malcolm Bruce, who stood down at the election, this morning insisted Mr Carmichael should not be forced to resign – because the House of Commons would be cleared out if every MP who told a brazen lie had to quit.

Sir Malcolm accused the SNP of attempting to ‘extinguish all opposition’ in Scotland, adding that Mr Carmichael should stay in his post to avoid seeing the SNP ‘bully a very good MP out of office for a mistake he has acknowledged and apologised’.

Mr Carmichael only accepted responsibility for the leaked memo after a Whitehall inquiry discovered he was to blame.

The memo claimed Ms Sturgeon told the French ambassador to the UK Sylvie Bermann that Ed Miliband was ‘not Prime Ministerial’ and she would prefer the Tories to stay in power.

After admitting being responsible for the leak, Mr Carmichael voluntarily surrendered his right to a £16,876 severance payment for losing his ministerial position.

The Lib Dem MP apologised to both Ms Sturgeon and the French ambassador after a Cabinet Office investigation into the leak concluded he ‘could and should have stopped the sharing of the memo’, which was leaked by his aide Euan Roddin.

Thank you to Linda for sending us this story.

11 common health symptoms hint at global depopulation ‘slow kill’


(NaturalNews) If you take a look around, modern humanity is quite clearly facing an unprecedented crisis of deteriorating health. And beneath the surface, for those able and willing to see the truth, the various health conditions that increasingly plague the average man and woman appear to be intentionally inflicted as part of a covert effort to reduce the world’s population and create a paradise on Earth for the elites — with much fewer of the rest of us!

The following 11 common health symptoms point to a sinister, “slow kill” agenda that’s been designed to quietly cull the masses without overt fanfare:

1) Gut and digestion issues. The digestive tract acts as the command center of the human immune system, representing about 80% or more of immune function. And this system is increasingly under attack from things like genetically modified organisms (GMOs), pesticides, antibiotics, sugar and chemicals in food.

2) Chronic fatigue and low energy. How many people do you know that rely on coffee or other stimulants just to function normally? Chronic exposure to pollution and persistent stress, as well as vulnerability to electromagnetic radiation, psychological attacks and other environmental factors all contribute to a lack of vitality, something that our government could address but deliberately won’t.

3) Obesity, diabetes and other dietary conditions. What constitutes “food” today represents such a radical departure from the real thing that most people today don’t even realize that they consume literal poisons on a daily basis. Meanwhile, true healing foods and herbs like raw milk and cannabis (marijuana) remain prohibited. These are all contributing factors to rampant obesity, diabetes and metabolic disorders.

4) Disorientation and brain fog. Thinking clearly and cognitively is becoming increasingly difficult for many people, but why? One common cause is candida overgrowth in the gut, the direct result of consuming processed sugars, “fortified” flours containing poisons like folic acid and other health-destroying “foods.”

5) Chronic inflammation. Most of what is promoted commercially as food these days is inflammatory, meaning it triggers an immune response as if it were a foreign invader. This constant attack on the immune system can lead to a host of debilitating health conditions — again, something that the government deliberately ignores at the expense of public health.

6) Allergies. Previous generations didn’t suffer from nearly the amount of allergy-related illnesses that people today do. Chemicals in the environment, a weakened immune system due to vaccinations, geoengineering and other factors are all linked to increases in allergies.

7) Autism. This is a hot-button issue these days, especially as the autism rate has increased by as much as 30-fold since the 1970s! Despite what the media claims, vaccines haven’t been ruled out as a cause, and neither have GMOs, household chemicals and other modern technological “advancements.”

8) Cancer. In the very near future, it is expected that as many as one in three adults will have some form of cancer. And while a whole slew of alternative and natural treatments have been shown to help, the medical system is hellbent on reinforcing only slash-and-burn chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, which have repeatedly been shown not to work as claimed.

9) Morgellon’s disease. This controversial illness, which the medical system largely denies even exists, involves tiny thread-like objects that appear in people’s skin with no apparent cause. Morgellon’s has been extensively linked to “chemtrails” and geoengineering programs, which are also denied by authorities.

10) Dental fluorosis. This one is finally gaining some attention in the mainstream, particularly as the government decides to reduce recommended fluoride levels in public water. But we’re about 50 years too late, and most public water facilities continue to lace fluoride drugs into public water without informed consent or controlled dosages, exposing millions of people to this brain-damaging, health-destroying poison.

11) Chemical imbalances. Depression symptoms, inability to focus and learning disabilities abound in today’s world. And many known triggers, including exposure to artificial food coloring, nutrient deficiencies and junk “food” consumption continue to be ignored by authorities, leading more and more people into the drug-and-surgery-dominated medical racket, which generates trillions of dollars annually for the medical industry.









Senior NATO Official Claims We’ll Be at War by Summer


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Last week, former NSA intelligence analyst John Schindler posted a rather disturbing tweet. With a statement that one could only assume to be a reference towards Russia, Schindler wrote “Said a senior NATO (non-US) GOFO to me today: “We’ll probably be at war this summer. If we’re lucky it won’t be nuclear.” Let that sink in.”

So who is John Schindler? As a ten-year veteran of the NSA, he was in the news a bit more when Snowden was making frequent headlines. He used to be a professor at the U.S. Naval War College, and is currently a frequent contributor to Business Insider. According to his biography on Business Insider, he used to teach classes on security, strategy, intelligence, and terrorism, and he has “collaborated closely with other government agencies who would probably prefer he didn’t mention them.” It’s safe to say that Schindler probably brushes shoulders with high-ranking officials from time to time, so his tweet should be taken seriously.

It’s frightening to think that members of NATO may actually be preparing for, and expecting a war with Russia this summer, but unfortunately it’s not all that surprising. Given some of the activity we’re seeing around the world, it’s safe to assume that superpowers like the US, Russia, and China, are preparing for something big.  Infowars also reported on Schindler’s tweet, and noted some of the provocative moves that have been going on around the world lately.

Earlier this month NATO launched its biggest ever wargame exercise on Russia’s doorstep. Moscow responded by conducting “provocative” wargames in the Mediterranean Sea in coordination with the Chinese PLA, the first ever naval drill involving both superpowers.

NATO powers are also taking part in one of Europe’s largest ever fighter jet drills from today, with the United States, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Finland, Norway and Sweden all involved in the 12 day exercise.

Tensions are also building between the U.S. and China, with The Global Times, a state media outlet owned by the ruling Communist Party, today warning that “war is inevitable” if Washington doesn’t halt its demands that Beijing stop building artificial islands in the South China Sea.

“If the United States’ bottom line is that China has to halt its activities, then a U.S.-China war is inevitable in the South China Sea,” the newspaper said. “The intensity of the conflict will be higher than what people usually think of as ‘friction’.”

Last week, CNN revealed how China’s Navy has repeatedly issued warnings to U.S. surveillance planes flying over the South China Sea.

While these sorts of warnings come and go all the time, that in and of itself is kind of scary. The fact that we now live in a world where high-ranking officials just assume nuclear war is right around the corner, means we should be very concerned. Wars rarely, if ever, happen out of the blue. There are always quiet rumors of wars before the real deal comes to pass.


Expenses and sex scandal deleted from MPs’ Wikipedia pages by computers inside Parliament


Exclusive: References to ‘chauffeur-driven cars’ and a criminal arrest wiped from online biographies in run-up to election

Expense claims and a Westminster sex scandal were deleted from MPs’ Wikipedia pages by computers inside Parliament before the election, The Telegraph has found.

Details of a police arrest, electoral fraud allegation and the use of “chauffeur-driven cars” were also been wiped by people inside the Commons.

The revelation will raise suspicion MPs or their political parties deliberately hid information from the public online to make candidates appear more electable to voters.

More than a dozen online biographies of sitting MPs were doctored from computers with IP addresses owned by the Houses of Parliament in the run-up to the election.

Requests for comment were made to all the MPs in question via their party press offices but just a handful replied to say the changes had nothing to do with them.

Anyone can edit Wikipedia, an online encyclopaedia kept up to date by users. However each change is tracked and linked to an IP address – a unique string of numbers that identifies each computer using an internet network.

Expenses revelations uncovered by The Telegraph were deleted from the online biographies

By looking at the changes made by computers with IP addresses owned by the Houses of Parliament it is possible to see what edits are being made from inside the Commons.

The Telegraph has discovered persistent changes to MPs’ biographies made from Parliament in what appears to be a deliberate attempt to hide embarrassing information from the electorate.


Activists slam surveillance call by top cop


Tuesday 26th
posted by Morning Star in Britain

by Lamiat Sabin

Surveillance of young British Muslims by parents and police seeking to counter radicalisation is “McCarthyite” and a “danger to everybody,” campaigners warned yesterday.

The comments come after Britain’s most senior Muslim policeman said that “private space” should be scrutinised for signs exhibited by children as young as five.

Metropolitan Police commander Mak Chishty claimed on Sunday that criticising Marks & Spencer — sometimes thought to be Jewish-owned — giving up alcohol, choosing un-Western clothes and referring to the celebration of Christmas as “haram” — meaning “forbidden in Islam” — were all factors to watch for.

He told the Guardian: “We need to be less precious about the private space. This is not about us invading private thoughts, but acknowledging that it is in these private spaces where this [extremism] first germinates.”

Private space is “anything from walking down the road, looking at a mobile, someone in a bedroom surfing the net, to someone in a shisha cafe talking about things,” he said.

Unite Against Fascism (UAF) secretary Weyman Bennett criticised the call for officials and families to spy on young people as “an outrageous and reprehensible step.”

“Civil liberties are being attacked and the development of the McCarthyite system of surveillance is a danger to everybody,” he said.


The right may have won the election but it’s lost the people


Saturday 23rd
posted by Morning Star in Features

SEAMUS JENNINGS reflects on the consequences of the vote on May 7

WATCHING the election unfold in a packed-out pub in central London full of young people of a leftish persuasion and those who hadn’t voted masochistically for the Conservatives, the big screen continually flashed up images of the Tory cabinet, invited onto the BBC to help twist the knife in a little bit more. Soon the atmosphere dissipated as more Labour seats were lost. The drinks flowed and bar snacks were consumed in the distraught manner of relatives trying to stave off their sorrow at a funeral party.

Elsewhere some very expensive champagne was being poured into some equally expensive glassware and, even further away, half-interested souls switched over to the election coverage to see what new set of suits were going to be fucking them over. It couldn’t get much worse. Then Michael Gove came on screen. A pretty grim experience. The country voted for insularism. For 1,000,000 foodbanks. For a punitive welfare system. For the easy option of blaming the defenceless for Britain’s problems instead of trying to recognise the real source. The population heard that austerity was helping “balance the books” and some probably told their lefty friend this as if impatient that a child couldn’t swallow its medicine. Did they stop to wonder on whose backs these books are balancing?

A vote is of course a personal choice. But this description is more loaded for a Tory vote so obviously devoid of social conscience. It is important now to try to halt this soulless shift to the right. There are pressures we must all put on this Frankenstein of a government, made up as it is of different insidious elements that have gifted it power and contributed to its popularity. First, the voting system needs reforming so that it fairly reflects the voting preferences of the people. Over a million voted for the Green Party and it only gained one seat.

The new Avaaz petition neatly summarises this: “We urge you to implement a voting reform review which looks at alternatives, voting age and the process of registration as one of the first acts of Parliament.” I urge you to sign it. Second, by reading an article in the co-operatively owned Morning Star you are already disengaging from the narratives the mainstream media like to trot out.