Over the years the forward march of the European Union has been widely misunderstood. Without political challenge, national parliaments have become an empty shell. Where once elites drew authority from their own people, today they draw authority from the European Union, and other summits of world leaders. The growth of the European Union runs in tandem with the decline in national politics. As national sovereignty is hollowed out, technocratic administration from Brussels fills the void. #JamesHeartfield explains that the rise of the EU is driven by the decline in political participation……in our apathy and lack of participation.
And a new study has shown that two thirds of Britons are on a diet “most of the time”. Is this a type of restraint that we should encourage in today’s culture of over-abundance or is a sad reflection of the sorts of priorities that many people obsess themselves with? We will go to the excellent #DrZoeHarcombe to find out.
Regular listeners will know that I have had a weekly feature from the Greek island of Lesvos from local girl #CherylTurnerHunt who is one of a multitude of volunteers who have given up their time to head over to the island to provide comfort and sustinance for these poor souls. Another of those people is Cheryl’s son Josh Turner Hunt. Well he is back in Spain temporarily to fire up his big red truck and get crowdfunded to drive back over to the troubled edge of Europe to hand out food and clothes to the migrants. Tune in to hear how you can help.
Last weekend, 150 Somalians were killed in a drome attack carried out as an extrajudicial killling by the United States. According to Pentagon claims, the people were “militants” attending a “training camp”, and they were “planning a large-scale attack” that “posed an imminent threat to US and [African Union] forces”. Karen Jayes, co-ordinator for #CAGEAfrica, will speak to us about the setting of a chilling precedent for Africa, where the United States is able to simply violate sovereign airspace and execute individuals en masse, with very little argument from African leaders, or from the broader international community.
In Portugal, storks, the birds known in folklore for dutifully delivering babies, have become homebodies. The reason, according to a study published Tuesday in the journal Movement Ecology, is the tasty local landfills in the south-central part of the country. Thousands of birds have chosen to forgo their typical winter migration to sub-Saharan Africa in favor of sticking around to gorge on garbage. We will hear from #AldinaFranco, a conservation ecologist from the University of East Anglia in England and a co-author of the paper.
And then over to #Yemen. A spokesman for the Saudi-led military coalition says that major combat operations in Yemen are coming to an end, a year after the start of the alliance’s intervention. The fighting has killed more than 6,200 civilians and displaced millions, pushing the Arab world’s poorest country to the brink of famine. We will have a second contribution from Hisham Al-Omeisy who will speak to us from the Yemeni capital, #Sana‘a.
. YET AGAIN I CAN ONLY SAY THANK YOU MR GOD.AND MY STATS HAVE GONE THROUGH THE ROOF ESPECIALLY SPAIN AND IT IS ALL DOWN TO YOU AS YOU HAVE SAID IN THE PAST THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS BAD PUBLICITY.PLEASE KEEP IT UP.Oh as the saying goes it takes one to know one,so what does that say about you . Late,s face it your credentials on past performance are -well it is a subject to be discussed in september .6 years on how time flies. Herald among many did an obituary, still 20 september would be the appropriate time to bring it all up in detail.
max clifford ,mike souter,stuart hall,rolf harris,jimmy savile have many things in common, they are all in jail for sex crimes(except jimmy savile who is dead), connected with the costa del sex ,have been connected with english speaking radio in Spain, friends ,business associates, retired showbiz .
The queen of sweet ,sweet charity,as the saying goes charity begins at home. NOT IF YOUR EGO IS BIGGER THAN YOUR ABILITIES AND IT IS TARNISHED,STAINED,BY YOUR SELF IMPORTANCE.Then others have to go away for fear of being tainted,tarred with the same brush.”IT is time to remarket myself as a CORNflake”said he .Yet he has failed to rebrand his product as fresh new and clean,shite sticks and people have long memories .
CONVICTED pathological fraudster Nigel Goldman, who changed his name to Howard del Monte by deed poll, must be regretting the day he decided to pack his bags and return to England.
In record-breaking time – by Spanish standards – he has been arrested, tried and found guilty on two counts of fraud.
Goldman, who was arrested at his home in Berkshire on May 24, is due to be sentenced next month at Reading Crown Court.
Goldman also faces prosecution in Spain, but the pace of a case through the Spanish courts is a fair bit slower than that in the UK.
Two Spanish criminal cases were opened in January 2014, in which he is accused of running a Ponzi scheme worth hundreds of thousands of euros.
One was dismissed on the grounds that it appeared to be more of a ‘civil’ dispute, but that decision later reversed on appeal.
More embarrassingly, the second case has been travelling from court to court looking for a suitable jurisdiction. It passed from Marbella to Barcelona, from where it was dispatched to Fuengirola, as Goldman had an account there.
Goldman has not been summoned to attend a Police Station of Court, lawyers have not been asked to provide an address for him and the police in Marbella, where the alleged fraud was initially reported, are waiting for an order from whichever court finds the time and interest to deal with the case.
If the “Vinaros” (Castellon province) swindle case is anything to go by, Goldman could be sitting in the dock in 2041: two grey-haired pensioners have just been tried for an alleged real estate fraud that took place in 1989.
For its part, Anthony Muldoon was found guilty of a timeshare scam 10 years after the case started in a case involving hundreds of victims. On average though, five years seems realistic for an open and shut case such as Goldman’s.
Goldman could be imprisoned in the UK following which, he could end up serving time at Alhaurin prison. When that will happen is anyone’s guess but every effort is being made to speed up the ‘investigation’ phase and transfer the case to a criminal judge, or the Court of Appeal, where the possible sentence exceeds five years.
The Palestinian ambassador to the United Nations (UN) says the Tel Aviv regime is harvesting the organs of Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli forces in the occupied territories.
Riyad Mansour said in a letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday that the bodies of the Palestinians killed by Israeli forces are “returned with missing corneas and other organs, further confirming past reports about organ harvesting by the occupying power.”
“A medical examination conducted on bodies of Palestinians returned after they were killed by the occupying power found that they were missing organs,” Mansour wrote in the letter.
The Palestinian envoy further protested Israel’s “persistent aggression against the Palestinian people” over the past month and the regime’s “insistence on use of violent force and oppressive measures.”
The issue of organ theft by Israel was first brought to the fore in a report published by Sweden’s most highly-circulated daily Aftonbladet in 2009.
US daily The New York Times also said in an August 2014 report that transplant brokers in Israel have pocketed enormous sums of money. Based on the Timesanalysis of major organ trafficking cases since 2000, Israelis have played a ‘disproportionate role’ in organ trafficking.
The Palestinians whom Mansour was referring to were killed amid tensions in the occupied territories, which have dramatically escalated in recent weeks.
The Israeli regime’s imposition of restrictions in August on the entry of Palestinian worshipers to the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in East al-Quds (Jerusalem) has become the lightning rod for the surge of recent confrontations.
According to the latest figures by the Palestinian Health Ministry, at least 74 Palestinians have lost their lives at the hands of Israeli forces since the beginning of October. At least 11 Israelis have also been killed during that period.
The bodies of the Palestinian victims are most often held in Israeli custody for long periods of time before they are returned to relatives.
tomie jones says -enough you Zionist Jewish bastards.killing palesItian men, women, and children, You steal the organs from the bodies for transplant and then only then do you return to their loved ones IF THEY ARE LUCKY. The unlucky ones do not even get that. I WANT TO WRITE MORE MUCH MORE BUT NOT NOW. I am too depressed and upset. I really do not know what to do.
I SAY THIS THOUGH IF THE WORLD GOES TO WAR. ISRAEL, AS THEY HAVE NUCLEAR WEAPONS, THEY WILL USE THEM.WE WILL HAVE ARMAGEDIN.OH, AND YOU SHOULD SHOVE THAT PIECE OF PLASTIC UP WHERE THE SUN DOES NOT SHINE YOU HARBINJER OF DEATH THAT YOU ALL ARE.
Respect it !I PUBLISH THIS SPECIFICITY FOR THOSE ZIONIST JEWS WHO HAVE NEVER BEEN TO ISRAEL AND ALL THEIR INFO COMES SECOND HAND.
THIS INFORMATION COMES FROM AN EX IDF ,EX ISRAELI CITIZEN AND EX ZIONIST JEW.SHE WANTS FREEDOM FOR PALESTINE AND THE PALESTINIANS . NOT ELIMINATION OF A RACE BY MASS MURDER AS YOU DO .WHY DO YOU WANT THIS ?YOU WANT IT BECAUSE MOSSAD AND BIBI WANT YOU TO BELIEVE THAT, THAT IS YOUR GODS WILL.OH DEAR, OH DEAR, WHAT MISGUIDED SIMPLE FOOLS YOU ARE OR PSYCHOPATHIC MURDERERS ONE OF THE TWO.
Beware: The ZIONISTS ARE Coming !!THE GENOCIDE PROGRAM,”THERE IS ONLY ONE GOOD PALESTINIAN, A DEAD ONE SO SAYS RABBI MANIS FRIEDMAN.
MINISTER OF JUSTICE,DEPUTY MINISTER DEFENCE ALSO PREACH GENOCIDE.
Over the past year I have faced a tremendous pressure from “pro-Palestinian activists” not to write the truth about what is going on here … they wanted me to write of “peace”, “love”, “coexistence” and about the “lovely” zionist occupiers and to draw a shining image for our death, of our blood … If you cant see the reality I write, you are blind, you are zionist !!
In spring 2002, I used to camp and work in construction in the Galilee Arab villages. As an “illegal” workers, (which I never recognized theZionist legal system, which constitutionalises assassination, but a racist one) we used to camp in huts outside the villages. At that time, and even up to now, the Zionists don’t issue permissions for workers to stay the night, but just to work and go back home in the occupied West Bank when the workers finish at the end of the day. The local Palestinians in the Galilee villages used to rent apartments to the workers, starting from 2001 they stopped due to the Zionist “legal system” which forbids the local Palestinian of the Galilee to rent the Palestinian workers from the West Bank or Gaza, and who violates that “law” is subject to imprisonment plus thousands of dollars as a punishment fine which could reach to over 12,000 in some cases.
Within this context we were forced to sleep the night in the open nature under the olive trees when there was no rain and build huts during winter. I never traveled out of Palestine, and never applied for a Zionist permission, knowing that I would never get one as a “dangerous” person, and thus I was obliged to follow the “illegal” way of staying and working with our Galilee brothers. A long time before that I took a decision not to work with or for a Zionist occupier, I only worked for and with my Palestinian brothers.
This was our hut (me and another friend from Nablus) which we didn’t use but to store our humble belongings and have a rest, but at night we used to sleep hiding among the olive trees fearing the Zionist police raids which come usually at night. And even if the Zionists raid, which they usually do, they wouldn’t be able to catch but a few as there were some 50-100 workers spread over 1km square.
One day in the evening, me and my friend were resting under an olive tree after a long workday. I loved the Galilee landscape, it is the most beautiful and most peaceful in the world. I have long dreamed to live there for the rest of my life, die there, and stay there forever.
It was a casual chat between me and my friend; I was gazing at the horizon when he asked me: “What do you think would happen?” It took me a while to answer as I was not actually looking at the horizon, but thinking deep in my hollow head and I replied: “It is the horror, the horror is coming, dear.” That was the first time I really saw the coming horror, and from that time the horror didn’t depart my head.
“What horror? What are you talking about?” my friend asked amazed.
“We are going to be slaughtered by the zionists like what the Serbians did to the Bosnian and the world will stand watching.”I replied and took the discussion seriously then, and on the sand I started to draw the map of Palestine pointing at the Palestinian population blocks and the Zionist ones, SPECIALLY inside “israel” and the West Bank.
There will never ever be any kind of peace with the racist Zionist entity, even if you wanted, simply because the Zionist occupiers never ever wanted peace (and 25 of the futile negotiations proved that), they want more land and less native Palestinians, and if they could to get rid of the Palestinian by merely massacring them or kicking them to a concentration camp like that of Gaza. they wouldn’t hesitate.
Every single Zionist (including the “peaceful” ones) is a well-trained military person as “Israel” is the only state on earth that obliges every person to join the military forces including the females. Every Zionist house, SPECIALLY in the West Bank, is an arsenal of the most updated weaponry, they are armed to teeth in front of the natives whom they hate and wish to see them vanish fed with their Talmudic diabolical teaching of the Armageddon Day !!
In the Black October of 2000, the Zionist mobs of “Netzeret Elit” colony (where both Christian and Muslim Palestinians are not welcomed), raided the Palestinian Nazareth town en mass sabotaging there. “Nazareth Elit” colony is not only racist in its people, but also with its mayor backed by the Zionist government who wants his colony clean from the native Palestinians and once wondered replying a journalist: “You think I am racist? then the whole jewish state is racist.”
Once, the Zionist “defense” deputy Minster said: “Our problem is not the Arabs in Gaza or the West Bank, it is in the “Israeli” Arabs.” Another blatant zionist minister is the minster of “justice” said last year that ALL Palestinian mothers should be killed. Also the Minster of Education said once that he killed many Arabs and there is no problem with that. They all call openly, officially and repeatedly for GENOCIDE
This, along with the ruling racist mentality of the Zionist government, along with the Talmudic fed racist settlers who attacked Nazareth in October 2000 and attacking the Palestinians on a daily basis nowadays, drew it very clear that there will be more mass attacks against the Palestinian natives.
More and more settlers are brought into the Palestinian land, more and more Palestinians are jammed into the ghettos created by the ziuonist,there will come time, when it is too late to “reconsider the conflict” and definitely there will be no time for “mediation” !!
Some of my FB friends already know that I have been warning for years now that Srebrenica Massacre will be repeated HERE in Palestine.
Nowadays, the armed to teeth Zionist settlers in the West Bank have been rampaging for years burning the Palestinian children, burning the native fields, uprooting the Palestine olive trees, some of these trees are older than their Zionist entity itself, and shooting the natives freely.They have recently formed an armed and trained militia for their dirty work. It is enough for ANY settler to say that he was attacked by the Palestinian to be let free, it is not only that, but the Zionist soldiers will cover his crime by planting a knife beside the dead Palestinian to make the Zionist lie authentic as it was in this video.
Fueled with their Talmudic hate and the culture of killing within their religious circles of “yeshivot”, the Zionists want Palestine, ALL of Palestine minus the natives, and they will do ALL what they can for that, just wait to see, and there is no difference between the Zionist settler or the Zionist soldiers; they are all settlers and are all armed to teeth to kill the Palestinian natives in a way or another.
It is clear from the world’s shy condemnation of the “current mutual violence” and asking “both sides to restrain from violence” that the world will keep silent in front of massacring the Palestinian natives over and over again, and as the world gave the Serbs enough time to finish the dirty job, the whole world will give the Zionist more than enough time to massacre the Palestinians in the soon to come pogrom. This is no lie CALL IT WHAT YOU WILL GENOCIDE , MASSSACRE,MASS MURDER. THE THREE IN ONE ,THE UNHOLY TRINITY THE POGROM.
The following is a famous exchange Gustave Gilbert had with Hermann Göring from his book, the Nuremberg Trials:
Göring: Why, of course, the people don’t want war. Why would some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war when the best that he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in one piece? Naturally, the common people don’t want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship.
Gilbert: There is one difference. In a democracy the people have some say in the matter through their elected representatives, and in the United States only Congress can declare wars.
Göring: Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country.
Kintbury businessman denies running international gold scam
Jury due to be deliberating today (Tuesday)
Tue, 01 Dec 2015
A KINTBURY businessman has denied cheating customers in an international gold scam.
Howard Del Monte – formerly known as Nigel Goldman – used his High Street home as a base for his online operation called Bensons’ Emporium, Reading Crown Court heard.
But he claimed at least some of the gold, which included valuable South African krugerrands worth more than £11,000, simply went missing after village Post Office staff forgot to put stamps on the parcels.
One angry local customer turned up on Mr Del Monte’s doorstep, where a scuffle broke out after he was taunted for being “stupid” in falling for the scam, jurors were told.
That led to PC Claire Drewitt intervening – and to the start of a fraud investigation that led to the trial.
Nicholas Cooper, opening the prosecution case last Monday, said: “Two gentlemen, Lee Cubit and Leon Shepherd, went about purchasing gold coins in 2014.
“Mr Cubit saw an eBay seller called ‘bensonsemporium1517.’”
In March 5 last year, said Mr Cooper, Lee Cubit in Australia enquired about buying gold krugerrands.
He agreed to buy one for £813.30 and the following day asked if there were more available.
Jurors heard Mr Del Monte contacted Mr Cubit and told him his partner had recently inherited some coins and that they had a selection they could sell.
Mr Cooper added: “He was told: ‘Here are my bank details, send me £1,612.’
“You may already be getting there, members of the jury… the coins didn’t materialise.
“Time passed, correspondence was exchanged and a number of assurances were given by the defendant – but nothing was received.”
Around the same time, Mr Shepherd also visited the online Bensons’ Emporium and saw that the seller, who apparently had 5,000 positive reviews, was local to him.
He paid for, and received the coin he wanted, said Mr Cooper and, as a result, enquired about buying more.
Mr Cooper said: “The defendant wrote back saying he was the executor of a large estate with other gold coins to sell.
“But this time, it would be a private sale, not through eBay.
“The point was to avoid eBay fees – at least that’s what he [Mr Shepherd] was told.”
Mr Shepherd opted to buy 40 Elizabeth II sovereign gold coins and two South African krugerrands, together worth £9,250, and transferred the cash to Mr Del Monte’s Lloyds TSB account in Newbury.
Mr Cooper said: “Mr Shepherd was told he could collect his coins from the defendant after payment.
“It didn’t work like that and it seemed to Mr Shepherd he was being put off. Again a series of emails and correspondence was exchanged.”
Eventually Mr Shepherd called a mobile number he found in their correspondence and spoke to Mr Del Monte.
Mr Cooper said: “I foresee that Mr Shepherd is going to tell you that, during that call, he was told that there never were any coins and that anyone who believed in a family trust is just stupid.”
As a result, the jury heard, Mr Shepherd went to Mr Del Monte’s High Street home at 5.30pm and waited for him.
Mr Cooper said: “The defendant arrived by car but then drove away. Eventually, at almost 9pm, he approached Mr Shepherd, who tried to video record the conversation. There was a scuffle and the police were called by the defendant.”
PC Drewitt began investigating the affair and Mr Del Monte was arrested on suspicion of fraud and taken to Newbury police station where he answered “no comment” to police questions, jurors heard.
But Mr Cooper said that, in a subsequent police interview in May last year, Mr Del Monte offered an explanation, at least where Mr Cubit was concerned.
He added: “He said he had an agreement with staff at Kintbury Post Office.
“He would take parcels down there; they would put on the correct postage then contact him for payment.
“On this occasion they had been sent without stamps and got lost – he had acted properly and had done nothing dishonest. We say: ‘On the contrary.’”
The 57-year-old denies three counts of fraud and the jury was due to begin deliberating its verdict today (Tuesday).