An apology has finally arrived from Wirral Tory Councillor David Burgess Joyce for his offensive tweet… seven months later.

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Here’s the original tweet from July last year.

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It has to be said, Councillor Burgess-Joyce didn’t appear sorry – not one bit – immediately after this happened … when he blocked us on Twitter for many months.

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And as the months rolled by, it certainly took an exceedingly long time for the penny to drop and for him to begin to show the first inklings of regret.

This complaint was dealt with under Wirral Council’s new, ‘improved’ Standards Complaints procedure. If this is “new and improved” we hate to imagine what they were passing off as acceptable in the dim and distant past, when councillors were getting away with stealing hundreds of thousands of pounds from the bank accounts of disabled tenants in their care and doing their absolute damnedest to cover up the theft and make sure the council’s reputation got shielded from any attacks.


We’ll be watching out to see if this Tory is out there “challenging #racism, wherever and by whomever”, as promised in his apology letter.

But when did anybody ever see a Tory speaking up and alerting others to racism?

We don’t imagine we’ll have very much to report.


Links to earlier posts:

It’s almost three weeks since we lodged a Standards Complaint against Wirral Tory Councillor David Burgess-Joyce. An update

#Racism Exclusive – Tory Councillor David Burgess-Joyce, who sent an allegedly #racist tweet to David Lammy MP, is to be formally investigated by Wirral Council

Potential #racism by Wirral officials. And it’s all gone quiet over there! Yet again!

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Anne Sacoolas, CIA killer of English teenager

Come November, maybe President Sanders will sort this mess out…?

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This 5 February 2020 Sky TV video from Britain says about itself:

Anne Sacoolas and Prince Andrew ‘must co-operate’ with law enforcement

Harry Dunn’s family and alleged victims of Jeffrey Epstein have joined forces to call for Anne Sacoolas and Prince Andrew to co-operate with law enforcement.

Lisa Bloom, a lawyer for six alleged victims of convicted sex offender Epstein, along with the Dunn family’s spokesman Radd Seiger have called for Mrs Sacoolas to return to the UK and for the Duke of York to face FBI questioning in the US.

By Thomas Scripps in Britain:

Woman who killed UK teenager Harry Dunn was a CIA spy

11 February 2020

The wife of a senior US [NSA] spy, who fled the UK last year after being involved in a road accident that led to the death of 19-year-old Harry Dunn, is reported to have been a…

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Will our local council be flying the flag to commemorate an alleged paedo-rapist’s birthday?

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Dear @WirralCouncil,

This is an official Freedom of Information request.

Please provide all information re: plans to commemorate Prince Andrew, the Duke of York’s 60th birthday on 19th February 2020, including the council’s official position on the matter,

Thanks

Paul Cardin


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Genuine #Solidarity

Bless them. All strength to the French people in their ongoing battle against Macron and his paid thugs.


 

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Boeing knew 3,000+ dead passengers would be a price worth paying for uninterrupted profit streams

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Boeing K N E W 3,000+ dead passengers would be a price worth paying for uninterrupted profit streams.

In America, far fewer deterrents exist to capitalist greed. Safety takes a back seat.

Heart-rending video about cut-backs on safety at this doomed airline. 

 

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I haven’t seen my old Cheshire West manager Ian Jones for over ten years.

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I haven’t seen my old Cheshire West manager Ian Jones for over ten years.

So I haven’t been in a position to:

▪️Flag anything up
▪️Touch base
▪️Move forward
▪️Diversify
▪️Be inclusive
▪️Join him on a ‘journey’

Ohhh, how my life is now bereft of all meaning and purpose…😔


 

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The Duran’s popular #Epstein and #Ukrainegate eBooks are selling well, and they’re making a very generous donation to brave Australian firefighters – Video Fifteen

Below is a link to the Duran website where you can purchase the#Epstein and #Ukrainegate eBooks for $4.99 each. From now on, 100% of the eBook money received will be donated to help the brave Australian firefighters, many of whom are volunteers.

Each eBook contains an additional foreword written by Alexander Mercouris, setting the scene for the contents to follow:

Visit now and use the DRN20 code for 20% off:

https://drnshop.com/product-category/ebooks/

Also available are:

 


In this fifteenth video, Director Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief of The Duran Alexander Mercouris explain how The Duran, in a selfless and very generous gesture, will be contributing 100% of the proceeds of all of their eBooks to the New South Wales Rural Fire Service and Brigades Donations Fund. You can donate directly here:

https://quickweb.westpac.com.au/OnlinePaymentServlet?cd_community=NSWRFS&cd_currency=AUD&cd_supplier_business=DONATIONS&action=EnterDetails

Alexander Mercouris also spends more time describing the contents of the #Epstein and #Russiagate eBooks. We’ve personally read both, they have some unique and compelling insights and are an excellent addition to the coverage currently appearing in some of the UK media. The US media is failing to cover the massive #Epstein scandal whilst devoting acres of column inches to the non-scandal of #Ukrainegate:

The one [eBook] on #Brexit was done before the recent election in Britain but it’s still I think an interesting book and it explains a lot about the election. It also provides part of the explanation – by the way – why the Conservatives won the election. Just go to the #Brexit book and you’ll find out about that…”



Transcription contents here:

AC:  …but you can also donate to them by buying one of our Ebooks and then we will donate 100% of the proceeds to that charity in order to help Australia fight the fires, Alexander.

AM:  That’s right, because as I say, we’ve discussed this, we’ve talked about this a lot together. I should say the idea originally came from Alex and it was…we were all, when we heard about it on The Duran, Peter, myself, we thought this is absolutely the right thing to do. Because we’ve struggled with this story of fires in Australia. We all understand this is a big story, we also understand that this is an important story for people in Australia, and a very, very concerning one and people’s lives are at risk and the environment there is at risk. But it’s not something which as a geopolitical site, channel, we really know how to cover very well. I mean, it’s outside our area of expertise. And we’re not going to try and pretend that we know more about something than we actually do. So rather than just repeat other people’s talking points we said, how do we cover this story? And Alex said, well, we’ve got these eBooks, they’re selling quite well, let’s give the proceeds from these eBooks now to the people who are fighting these fires, putting their lives at risk, most of them – apparently nearly all of them – are volunteers. They’re putting their lives at risk trying to save Australia’s environment and lives and property and also apparently millions of animals which I hadn’t been aware of, it seems there’s been an absolute holocaust of animals in Australia too. So that way we will cover the story in the way that we can and we help people who deserve and need help and support.

So that’s why we’re doing that and those eBooks, there’s four of them in our shop. Two of them we did some time ago, one on #Russiagate, one on #Brexit. The one on #Brexit was done before the recent election in Britain but it’s still I think an interesting book and it explains a lot about the election. It also provides part of the explanation – by the way – why the Conservatives won the election. Just go to the #Brexit book and you’ll find out about that. But the two new books are about two big scandals underway in the United States, #Ukrainegate, this scandal about nothing, put together by a whistleblower who actually saw nothing, orchestrated by the Democrats in Congress and who called all these witnesses, none of whom knows anything either. It’s a scandal without crime, without wrongdoing, without witnesses and it’s dominated the media in the United States for weeks and weeks and weeks, so we’ve spent hours discussing it on our programmes and very frustrating it sometimes is for us to do but there we are. We’ve done it, we’ve explained it all in this book. And the other scandal, which is the real scandal with #Epstein, in which he…multiple crimes, many victims, gross abuse of people, terrible things done and of course the media avoids it entirely. And we have faced major censorship issues whenever we’ve tried to cover it. But cover it we have done and you can find all our analysis and our discussion in our book and both books, in fact all of our eBooks have prefaces which I’ve written, we summarise the various points that we on The Duran have been making. So you can buy those books, you can learn all about those two big scandals, indeed all those other subjects too, well, other topics and help those firefighters in Australia. And also you can donate directly to those firefighters. Alex has explained that. And of course if you can find a charity to do that without reference to us, please do so also. I mean…but we do urge you all the same to read our books if you want to understand those two big scandals in the US.


 

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The death of campaigner and public activist Robert Pickthall

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We’re told by the police, the courts and the newspapers that Northwich resident Robert Pickthall died on 30th  July 2019 when he committed suicide at Acton Bridge Railway Station, Acton Bridge, near Northwich, Cheshire.

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But campaigners are concerned that the public are being lied to.


 

Some years ago – back in March 2014 – an email arrived here from Robert Pickthall…

4 Mar 2014, 08:40

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Hi thanks for coming back to me.
My name is Robert Pickthall and I have a webstite  www.thebloodhound.org.uk  which will provide you some idea of what I am about.
Can you tell me if you know/know of a chap named xxxxxxxxxx Cwac FOI officer. If you do are you able to confirm if he is the same xxxxxxxxx ex Chief Inspector Cheshire Police ?
I have received several emails confirming xxxxxxxxx to be permitted to resign from the Police sooner than be formally investigated. Clearly I need to tread carefully here.
Cut a very long story short I came by over 100 Cwac internal emails some proving xxxxxxxx, xxxxxxx and other officers had come together to stop my research how Weaver Vale Housing Trust Ltd came to own protected lands at Davenham and at no cost. Cwac ordered my research stopped and did so by refusing me access to Cheshire Archive – refusing my FOI requests and instructing all officer’s and or Cllr to meet or speak with me. If you go to my web site and on the home page under the Header “CWAC REVIEW” you will get a better understanding.
Any help you might give me would be in confidence and ever gratefully received.
regards,
Bob Pickthall

 

The Wayback Machine provides (limited) access to Robert Pickthall’s now non-functioning website here:

https://web.archive.org/web/20140627082628/http://thebloodhound.org.uk/category/publications/

Since around 2010, he’d been having trouble with Cheshire West & Chester Council, a relatively new local authority which had come into existence in 2008 following the splitting into two of the much larger Cheshire County Council.

As readers will be aware, we worked at Cheshire County Council for four years and Cheshire West & Chester Council for one year between 2004 and 2009, but left after lodging an internal complaint – a relatively minor one – which was never addressed properly by the council and remains unresolved to this day.

Our victory in this dispute and eventual departure in the autumn of 2009 allowed the misconduct of senior officers (and the complaint itself) to be forgotten in its entirety and swept under the carpet.

The Council was – and probably still remains – a corporate basket case, not capable of dealing with internal and external disputes in an open, transparent and even-handed manner, and has historically been seeking to scapegoat internal complainants, whistleblowers and members of the public rather than discharge its public function correctly.

This path of least resistance is always taken because to the forefront of the authority’s agenda is its reputation, which in councillors’ and senior officers’ eyes always needs to be publicly presented as dignified, professional and spotless, no matter what.

A telling similarity between Robert Pickthall’s case and our own is that we were both banned from exercising our statutory public querying and access rights. In our case, this covered Freedom of Information and Personal Data across all UK public authorities, completely and in perpetuity. We dealt with that here.

In Robert’s case, he was barred from accessing and querying Cheshire West’s planning archive.

In both cases, the question arises, “What on earth have they got to hide?”


…to be continued.

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ALL the money The Duran makes from its popular #Epstein and #Ukrainegate eBooks is being donated to a very worthy cause – the brave Australian firefighters – Video 14

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Below is a link to the Duran website where you can purchase the#Epstein and #Ukrainegate eBooks for $4.99 each. From now on, 100% of the money received will be donated to help the brave Australian firefighters, many of whom are volunteers.

Each eBook contains an additional foreword written by Alexander Mercouris, setting the scene for the contents to follow:

Visit now and use the DRN20 code for 20% off:

https://drnshop.com/product-category/ebooks/

Also available are:

 

In this fourteenth video, Director Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief of The Duran Alexander Mercouris explain how The Duran, in a selfless and very generous gesture, will be contributing 100% of the proceeds of all of their eBooks to the New South Wales Rural Fire Service and Brigades Donations Fund. You can donate directly here:

https://quickweb.westpac.com.au/OnlinePaymentServlet?cd_community=NSWRFS&cd_currency=AUD&cd_supplier_business=DONATIONS&action=EnterDetails

Alexander Mercouris also spends more time describing the contents of the #Epstein and #Russiagate eBooks. We’ve personally read both, they have some unique and compelling insights and are an excellent addition to the coverage currently appearing in some of the UK media. The US media is failing to cover the massive #Epstein scandal whilst devoting acres of column inches to the non-scandal of #Ukrainegate:

But clearly, there is a major emergency in Australia and we’re going to do whatever we can to help the people who are there. So that’s what we’re doing and we ask people when they buy our books to be aware of the fact that that’s what we’re using your money for. We’re going to be sending that money to these people who are fighting these fires and that’s the way that The Duran and The Duran community of which you our viewers are a part.


Transcription of contents:

AC:  I just want to tell everybody that we have tried to think about a way to do something for the fires in Australia, which I think is a massive, massive story. A massive tragedy, and a massive story, I mean, we can’t really cover that story. We don’t know enough about these types of things. I don’t personally to cover a story like that. We’ve been trying to think about how we can commit and help out to what’s going on. So Alexander, you have an announcement to tell all our viewers as to how we as The Duran can somehow help out in whatever way we can to the fires that are going on in Australia. So Alexander, what do you have to announce to our viewers?

AM:  Absolutely, as our viewers know, those who follow us, we’ve got various eBooks that we’re publishing at the moment. We’ve got one on #Russiagate, we’ve got one on #Brexit, we’ve got one on #Ukrainegate, we’ve got one on the #Epstein scandal. So they’re all there and what we’ve now decided to do is that we’re going to remit the proceeds, whatever money we make from these we’re going to pass onto the fund for the New South Wales firefighters who are combating these fires in Australia. That’s our way…

AC:  NSW Rural Fire Service.

AM:  Exactly. Exactly.

AC:  NSW Rural Fire Service Brigade.

AM:  Exactly. Because as Alex correctly said, this isn’t something that we really would know how to cover.

This isn’t…I mean, we can’t really cover firefighting because we are not experienced in firefighting. and the whole climate change story is one which we are not…I mean, it is well outside our range. We’re not able…we’re a geopolitical and political site. We are not a climate change or science site. But clearly, there is a major emergency in Australia and we’re going to do whatever we can to help the people who are there. So that’s what we’re doing and we ask people when they buy our books to be aware of the fact that that’s what we’re using your money for. We’re going to be sending that money to these people who are fighting these fires and that’s the way that The Duran and The Duran community of which you our viewers are a part. That’s how we’re going to help and that’s how we in a sense are going to cover this enormous story. So if I can just say, buy our books, you’ll find them enormously interesting. They are the #Epstein book and the #Ukrainegate book, as I’ve discussed before, they’re our two recent books, the one is about the scandal which the media and the political class are all talking about, which is #Ukrainegate, and as we explain in that book, it’s actually a story about nothing because Donald Trump did absolutely nothing that was criminal. And i can’t even see that he did anything that was actually wrong. And you get situations where you get witnesses who are not even witnesses, because they didn’t actually see anything. And the whole thing is just an absurdity. It is a massive scandal – concocted scandal – about something that isn’t just not a scandal, it isn’t anything, it’s a zero. Whereas the #Epstein story is the exact opposite. Here you have a gigantic scandal about massive abuse with real victims, actual victims, victims who I would point out just remind everybody – it’s a fact which people tend to forget – are American citizens, mostly.

I mean, these young women who were preyed upon by #Epstein and his accomplices, were US citizens and there’s hardly any coverage of it at all. I mean, you get a few…the odd story now and then. Prince Andrew does an interview in Britain. There’s now been more photos shown of his prison cell and even more questions about the very strange way in which he died. But ultimately it’s just not getting the kind of attention it should be getting. The point we’re making in these two books is that ultimately it’s because the elites are involved in both these scandals. The elites are behind #Ukrainegate. They’re trying to use these allegations as part of the endless war they’ve been waging against Donald Trump, from the moment he was elected. And the elites are implicate… – or some members of the elite – are implicated in the #Epstein scandal because some of them – to be quite blunt about it – were his accomplices and if you like, almost the beneficiaries or the participants in his crimes. So they are building up the one and they’re covering up the other. That’s what those two books are about, so you can read those books, learn about those things and at the same time you can support what we feel is an important cause and it’s our way of saying, this is an important story. We can’t cover it in a video, we’re covering it in this way.


 

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The Duran is donating ALL the money it makes from its popular #Epstein and #Ukrainegate eBooks to a very worthy cause – the brave Australian firefighters – Video 13

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Below is a link to the Duran website where you can purchase the#Epstein and #Ukrainegate eBooks for $4.99 each. From now on, 100% of the money received will be donated to help the brave Australian firefighters, many of whom are volunteers.

Each eBook contains an additional foreword written by Alexander Mercouris, setting the scene for the contents to follow:

Visit now and use the DRN20 code for 20% off:

https://drnshop.com/product-category/ebooks/

Also available are:

 


In this thirteenth video, Director Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief of The Duran Alexander Mercouris explain how The Duran, in a selfless and very generous gesture, will be contributing 100% of the proceeds of all of their eBooks to the New South Wales Rural Fire Service and Brigades Donations Fund. You can donate directly here:

https://quickweb.westpac.com.au/OnlinePaymentServlet?cd_community=NSWRFS&cd_currency=AUD&cd_supplier_business=DONATIONS&action=EnterDetails

Alexander Mercouris also spends more time describing the contents of the #Epstein and #Russiagate eBooks. We’ve personally read both, they have some unique and compelling insights and are an excellent addition to the coverage currently appearing in some of the UK media. The US media is failing to cover the massive #Epstein scandal whilst devoting acres of column inches to the non-scandal of #Ukrainegate:

“…one on #Ukrainegate, the scandal that is no scandal, that’s a zero scandal, but which is getting all this enormous publicity. And the other on #Epstein which is the real scandal with the real victims, where there’s been all kinds of crimes committed and that one’s getting virtually no publicity at all…”


Transcription of the contents:

AC:  …and we have our eBooks, #Ukrainegate and #Epstein. Purchase an eBook, every book that you buy, Alexander, goes to the NSW Rural Fire Services in Australia, and I will also put a link for a direct donation. If you’re not interested in buying an eBook, no problem, even though we always recommend buying the eBook and reading it. But if you just want to do a direct donation as well, we’ll put a link to the NSW in the description box as well. Alexander, some final words.

AM:  Exactly, I mean, on that, I mean, this is obviously the story of the wildfires in Australia which is a mammoth story. We’ve struggled to think about how…to discuss it and how to cover it and of course it’s something that is completely outside our zone. I mean, we’re geopolitics, we can cover geopolitics, we can cover politics in the United States, we can talk about Russia, we can talk about #Brexit, we can talk about Macron, we can talk about all kinds of things. This is something that really isn’t something we know that we can add a distinctive voice to. Obviously we can repeat other people’s talking points, but what’s the point of that? And at the end of the day, we can see who is on the front line in that battle. It’s the firefighters in Australia and I’ve recently learned that many of them, in fact, are volunteers, well, most of them are.

So we are going to do everything we can within our limited resources to help them and we’re going to provide them with all the proceeds from the sales of our books. And actually, it’s four eBooks in our shop. One on #Russiagate, one on #Brexit. They’re now quite old and the two new books, one on #Ukrainegate, the scandal that is no scandal, that’s a zero scandal, but which is getting all this enormous publicity. And the other on #Epstein which is the real scandal with the real victims, where there’s been all kinds of crimes committed and that one’s getting virtually no publicity at all. So we’ve looked at those two scandals. I’ve written prefaces for those books. So obviously, yes, by all means, donate directly, as Alex said, but buy our books also. It has the same effect and we think you will learn something from our books also.


 

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