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Trade deals and Investment Treaties – How companies can sue whole nations and win.

This is the title of a fringe session I will be doing at the Green Party Conference at St George’s Hall, Liverpool, at 17.00 on Sat. the 1st March. The blurb for the session reads: Inside trade deals like the TTIP between the US and  EU are Bilateral Investment Treaties. There are now over 3000 […]

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The New World Order – Part 1. The Betrayal of the Nation

In every country I can think of, the sovereignty and wealth of the Nation, which was once the embodiment of the power and will of the people,  is being butchered and sold to the highest bidder. Everywhere, the Nation and the people within it, are under attack. Not from without by terrorists but from within. […]

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EU imposes collective punishment on Cypriots

The official line, as reported by Bloomberg, is that, Cyprus Bank Deposits to Be Taxed in $13 Billion Bailout What this means is that 6.75% 0f the money in any account up to €100 000 and 9.9% of any amount over that has already been frozen in the account and will, if the plan goes […]

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‘Cranky Extremists’ – The Bully-boy Chorus begins.

Predictably the bully-boy chorus, shouting insults and threats at the Greek people, has begun to swell.  One of the UKs best known Tory Bully-boys, Ken Clark, Justice Secretary(!), recently described those Greek politicians who are opposed to the terms of the EU enforced austerity measures, as “cranky extremists”. The object of this jibe was, of […]

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Bond market today

Just a quick bond market note. ftse was down about 40 points this morning as were all the other European markets. Mid morning they all went vertically up. The reason, as Market Watch printed as a headline, “Portugal sale helps spirit”. This was the news that Portugal managed to sell about one billion euros of […]

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