Fascist State Westminster Establishment?

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READ BEFORE YOU COMMENT! Now to get to the point I am going to Suggest, I will add the meaning of Fascism, then we can talk it through and ask the question “Are we all in the UK Living in almost Fascism state?” I think it’s a valid question when we understand totally what fascism is and means and does, and of course how it works or doesn’t work. As always I will link to other sources who are asking what I am or just thinking out loud like I am

Alternate History: “Fascist Britain” – Why was this video made?
Via alternatehistorypt on You Tube

Fascism:

Fascism (/fæʃɪzəm/) is a form of radical authoritarian nationalism that came to prominence in early 20th-century Europe. Influenced by national syndicalism, fascism originated in Italy during World War I, in opposition to liberalism, Marxism, anarchism and traditional conservatism. Fascism is often placed on the far-right within the traditional left–right spectrum, but some academics call that description inadequate. Fascists identify World War I as a revolution. It brought revolutionary changes in the nature of war, society, the state, and technology. The advent of total war and total mass mobilization of society had broken down the distinction between civilian and combatant. A “military citizenship” arose in which all citizens were involved with the military in some manner during the war. The war had resulted in the rise of a powerful state capable of mobilizing millions of people to serve on the front lines or provide economic production and logistics to support those on the front lines, as well as having unprecedented authority to intervene in the lives of citizens. Fascists view World War I as having made liberal democracy obsolete, and regard total mobilization of society under a totalitarian single-party state as necessary to prepare a nation for armed conflict. To respond effectively to economic difficulties, such a totalitarian state is led by a strong leader — such as a dictator and a martial government composed of the members of the governing fascist party — to forge national unity and maintain a stable and orderly society. Fascism rejects assertions of violence automatically being negative in nature and views political violence, war, and imperialism as means that can achieve national rejuvenation.

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Fasces:

British Union's original flag, a fasces imposed over a blue disc

British Union’s original flag, a fasces imposed over a blue disc

Fasces (/ˈfæsiːz/, Latin pronunciation: [ˈfas.keːs], a plurale tantum, from the Latin word fascis, meaning “bundle”)[1] is a bound bundle of wooden rods, sometimes including an axe with its blade emerging. The fasces had its origin in the Etruscan civilization, and was passed on to ancient Rome, where it symbolized a magistrate’s power and jurisdiction. The image has survived in the modern world as a representation of magisterial or collective power. The fasces frequently occurs as a charge in heraldry, it is present on an older design of the United States ten cent coin and behind the podium in the United States House of Representatives, it is used as the symbol of a number of Italian syndicalist groups, including the Unione Sindacale Italiana, and it was the origin of the name of the National Fascist Party in Italy (from which the term fascism is derived).

So when we analyze the meaning it becomes clear there are remnants of Fascism on show should we look. We can’t confuse Fascism with Nazism because I know many will and do. The USA in my opinion is further up the Fascism road than any 1st World Country that claims democracy rings free. But if it is alive in Britain today be it Northern Ireland, England, Wales or Scotland, what can we do about it? When we read about Fascism we know that when Politics meet commerce then dictates political law, we live, perhaps? in almost Fascist surroundings. I am just hypothesizing here of course. If anyone replies with ‘Stupid, I will call them out for reacting without reading. When David Cameron and Ed ran for political office they were donated money through commerce, oil and banking giant’s, so it leads to the question “When if office do they look out for the people who paid for them to be in power, or do they look out for it’s people” We all know the Tory party today lack any remorse for the well being of it’s people, they take our money and use it for their own selfish needs. One point to note is when we bailed the criminals in banking out, Iceland jailed it’s wrong doing bankers, so Iceland is democratic? Would that be a fair comment? If so, where does this leave hungry Britain? We can’t deny the ruling class in the UK sip the fine wine while the vast majority of the people taste ground water. What do you think?

These people donate to political parties so when in office, the person they backed looks after them

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Search here for who donated to the Tory party: electoralcommission.org.uk

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/ng-interactive/2015/apr/01/tory-100-industry-captains-party-donors-tax-avoiders

It is very obvious when we just skim through this list to see donations were made so when help is needed GOVERNMENT would  and will and DO help! This is Fascism folks, no if’s or maybe’s. My understanding of Fascism is this. If I am wrong, then blame my M.E 😀 (Joking, all me this one)

Industry Name Donor amount
Pub retailer and brewer Rooney Anand Chief executive of brewery and pub group Greene KingGreene King is embroiled in a long-running legal battle to prove the legality of a controversial tax avoidance scheme.
Leisure and tourism (hotels) Surinder Arora Multi-millionaire founder and chief executive of Arora HotelsMember of the New Enterprise Council, set up in 2007 by then shadow chancellor George Osborne to advise the Conservative party on business matters.
Retailer (jewellery) John Ayton Co-founder of luxury jewellery brands Links of London and Annoushka JewelleryAmbassador for Team 2012, the campaign to support British athletes in the London Olympics.
Retailer (furniture) Richard Baker Chairman of furniture chain DFS and a former chief operating officer of Asda Stores and chief executive of Boots Group.
Online retailer Alex Baldock Former banker and chief executive of online retailer Shop Direct. £1,200
Engineering (construction machinery) Lord Bamford JCB chairman and Conservative life peer. £3,786,249Lord Bamford has donated £86,249 as an individual but JCB has donated £3.7m since 2001
Leisure and tourism (hotels, spas) Duncan Bannatyne Appears on Dragons’ Den and has business interests in health clubs and hotelsHas previously expressed support for Labour party.
Clothing retailer Robert Bensoussan Chief executive of upmarket clothing retailer LK Bennett.
Drinks (beer producer) Lord Bilimoria Founder of Cobra beer. £9,256£9,256 in non-cash donations from Cobra
Product development Charlie Bradshaw Managing director of product development firm Matrix APA.
Sport Baroness Brady Vice chairman of West Ham FC, appears on The ApprenticeConservative life peer, Tory small business ambassador.
Fashion Ray Kelvin CBE Founder of Ted Baker clothing chain.
Manufacturing (packaging) Graham Chipchase Chief executive of multinational packaging company Rexam.
Wholesaler Zameer Choudrey Chief executive, Bestway cash and carry. £2,500£2,500 to Beaconsfield Conservatives. Bestway also donates, most recently giving £8,000
Fashion manufacturer and retailer Neil Clifford Chief executive of shoemakers Kurt Geiger. £15,000
Retailer (fashion) Steven Cohen Chief executive of fashion retailer Blue Inc.
Manufacturer Glenn Cooper Chief executive of bollard manufacturer ATG AccessAppointed by David Cameron in 2013 to work on an EU regulation review to advise the government.
Leisure and tourism (hotels) Andrew Coppel Chief executive of hotels and and leisure business De Vere.
Transport, food, retail, gambling Gerald Corbett Former chief executive of Railtrack and former chairman of Woolworths.
Insurance/financial sector Peter Cullum Executive chairman of insurance firm Towergate Partnership, founder of Towergate Underwriting GroupTowergate Underwriting Group, founded by Cullum in 1997, is listed as a ‘regulated donee’ on the Electoral Commission website, donating £15,000 to Conservative/Unionist members of the 1922 committee. £15,000
Automotive Ron Dennis Chairman of automotive group McLaren and Formula One principalAn official British business ambassador. £151,200Since 2005
Oil and gas Bob Dudley BP chief executiveAmerican citizen.
Communications and retail Sir Charles Dunstone Chairman and co-founder of Carphone Warehouse. £5,000
Engineering (construction machinery) John Elliott Chairman and founder of dehumidifier manufacturer Ebac.
Private equity Mark Esiri Founder of Venrex private investment firmClose friend of David and Samantha Cameron. Helped to coordinate the sale of Smythson in 2005, which resulted in £430,000 payout to Samantha for her shares.
Pub retailer and brewer Ralph Findlay Chief executive of pub group Marston’s.
Gambling Richard Glynn Chief executive of bookmakers Ladbrokes.
Retailer and sport Ben Gordon Former Mothercare chief executive and now senior partner at Powerleague, a five-a-side football group. £9,000
Retailer Julian Granville Chief executive of online and catalogue retailer Boden. £9,000Between 2009 and 2012
Media Peter Grauer Chairman of media group BloombergAmerican citizen. £240,000Bloomberg tradebook Europe has donated more than £240,000
Support services Philip Green Chairman of Carillion, the construction services and facilities management groupA large chunk of Carillion’s business is in public sector contracts.
Property (shopping centres) Michael Gutman Executive director of shopping centre giant Westfield CorporationAustralian citizen. £260,000Westfield Shoppingtowns, a UK subsidiary of Westfield Group, has made a number of donations to the Conservative party totalling more than £260,000
Retail Wendy Hallett Set up Hallett Retail Services after 13 years at Philip Green’s Arcadia group.
Hotels Andy Harrison Chief executive of hotel and coffee shop group Whitbread. Paid £6.4m last year.
Oil Aidan Heavey Founder of Tullow Oil, an oil and gas exploration companyBritish ministers including the then Foreign Secretary William Hague “lobbied strongly” on behalf of Tullow Oil after it became involved in a tax dispute in Uganda. At the time, a spokesman for the Foreign Office said: “It is part of the government’s duty to support British business and British citizens abroad. This case is no different from any other case in which a British company seeks assistance through a UK embassy.”. £61,000Has donated £61,000 to the Conservatives, some through his local constituency Surrey Heath
Banking Oliver Hemsley Founder and chief executive of investment banking firm Numis. £80,000£75,000 to the Conservatives, £5,000 to Boris Johnson
Insurance Joe Henderson Chief executive, Henderson Insurance Brokers.
Banking Vernon Hill American businessman, founder and chairman, Metro bank.
Retail Anya Hindmarch Shoe designer, made a business ambassador in 2011.
Retail Brent Hoberman Co-founder of travel company lastminute.com. Now runs online furniture and design company mydeco.comNon-executive director of Guardian Media Group.
Manufacturing Cassie Hutchings Chief executive of GCH Capital, which runs manufacturing and distribution businessesCassie’s father, Greg “Four Jets” Hutchings, is chairman of GCH and a Tory donor. He resigned from the engineering group Tomkins in 2000 in the wake of allegations over his use of corporate jets, helicopter, and a property. £65,000Through GCH Captial
Property George Iacobescu Chairman and CEO of Canary Wharf Group plcCanary Wharf Group has donated £135,200 to the Tories, £40,000 to Labour and £14,000 to the Lib Dems since the last election. Iacobescu was knighted in 2011. £8,000£8,000
Hospitality Alan Jackson Non-exec chairman of The Restaurant Group and of Playtech, which makes online betting software.
Finance Peter Jackson CEO of Travelex until February 2015.
Online retail Nick Jenkins Founder of moonpig.com. £156,000
Private equity Luke Johnson Chairman of Risk Capital PartnersJohnson previously added his name to a 2010 list of business leaders writing in support of the Conservative party. He previously complained about the 2010 increase in capital gains tax.
Film Ben Latham Jones Director at Ealing Studios.
Kitchenware Richard Joseph Cofounder of Joseph Joseph kitchenware company.
Retail Nadir Lalani Founder of 99p StoresPoundland announced it planned to acquire 99p stores in February 2015 in a £55m cash and shares deal.
Property Nick Leslau Property entrepreneur and boss of PrestburyOwner of Alton Towers. £24,500Donated £12,500 to William Hague in 2009, £2,000 to Michael Gove in 2011 and £10,000 to the Conservative party in 2012
Finance Rhydian Lewis Chief executive of peer-to-peer lending platform Ratesetter.
Hospitality James Lipscombe Managing director of the Chesterford group of companies.
Retail Derek Lovelock Interim chief executive at Mamas and Papas and former chairman of Aurora Fashions.
Electronics Ron Mackintosh Chairman of electronics manufacturer CSR plc.
Entertainment Sir Cameron Mackintosh Theatre producer. £55,000£10,000 to Conservative party in 2001, £10,000 to Boris Johnson in 2008, £10,000 to Conservative party in 2012, and £25,000 to David Warburton, Tory candidate for Somerton and Frome, in 2014
Events/hospitality Edward Mellors Director of events company Mellors Group.
Food/retail Tom Molnar Founder of Gail’s Artisan Bakery.
Construction John Morgan CEO of Morgan Sindall construction firmMorgan Ashurst and Morgan Est, which later merged to form Morgan Sindall, were named in the Scottish affairs committee’s 2013 report as construction companies that were members of blacklisting firm the Consulting Association. Morgan Est said it had “inherited” the Consulting Association’s services when it bought another firm and it had subsequently “terminated” them.
Online retail Matt Moulding CEO of online retailer the Hut GroupIn 2012 the Guardian reported that Hut was shipping products from the US to circumvent VAT regulations.
Retail Stephen Murphy Chairman of Garden Centre Group, former CEO Virgin GroupLabour say £66,314 donation. £6,500
Drinks (beer producer) Jonathan Neame Chief executive of Shephered Neame brewers.
Automotive John Neill CEO of UnipartUnipart has won consulting contracts with the NHS specifically on ambulance services, such as £143,059 worth of consulting to Yorkshire Ambulance Service.
Tourism Nick Newbury Chief executive of creative luxury travel firm Original Travel.
Publishing Jonathan Newhouse Chief executive and chairman of Condé Nast InternationalHolds US and UK citizenship.
PR Richard Nichols Chief executive of PR firm Instinctif Partners.
IT Mike Norris CEO of computer services firm ComputacenterLong-time NHS IT partner/contractor.
Manufacturing (chemicals, technology) Neil Johnson OBE Chairman of Synthomer and E2V.
Law Tim Oliver Chairman of legal and professional services firm Parabis Group. £12,940
Defence Sir Dick Olver Former chairman of defence contractor BAE SystemOlver was knighted in 2013 and stood down as chairman of BAE in February 2014. BAE holds government contracts.
Retail Alan Parker Chairman of Mothercare.
Property Tony Pidgley Founder and chairman of housebuilder Berkeley homesDonated to Boris Johnson: glass paperweight, engraved trowel worth £500, tickets to Berkeley ball. £2,300
PR Jenny Halpern Prince Set up Halpern PR. Daughter of Sir Ralph Halpern, founder of Topshop.
Pharmaceuticals Thembalath Ramachandran CEO of Bristol LaboratoriesBristol Laboratories supplies medicines to Department of Health.
Retail Nick Robertson Founder and CEO of online fashion retailer AsosAwarded OBE in 2011.
Retail and Food Richard Rose Chairman of online electronic retailer AO, chairman of food wholesale businesses Booker and Crawshaw GroupAO floated on London Stock Exchange in February 2014.
Retail Stuart Rose Chairman of Ocado and Fat Face, former executive chairman of Marks & SpencerMade a Tory peer last year.
Retail Chrissie Rucker Founder of home furnishings business the White CompanyInspiring Women Campaign mentor with Samantha Cameron.
Aviation Sir Nigel Rudd Chairman of Heathrow airport, Chairman of aerospace engineering firm Meggitt. £8,000
Defence Rakesh Sharma Chief executive of defence and aerospace firm Ultra Electronics.
Digital Baroness Shields Chairman of London tech cluster Tech City and has held positions running both Google and Facebook’s European operationsTory peer and digital adviser to the prime minister.
Leisure and tourism (hotels) Jasminder Singh Chief executive and chairman of hotels and restaurant firm Edwardian Group.
Motoring Rob Templeman Chairman of RAC.
Financial Services Tidjane Thiam Chief executive of Prudential, soon to head Credit SuisseAdvisor to David Cameron on business. Holds Ivorian and British citizenship.
Branding Sarah Thomson Founder and CEO, Addictive Points.
Leisure and Hospitality (pubs) Simon Townsend CEO of Enterprise Inns.
Leisure and Hospitality (Brewing) Michael Turner Chairman of Fullers, Smith & Turner.
Financial Services Steve Varley Head of EY UK, one of Britain’s biggest accounting firmsEY advises US clients, including Google and Apple, on tax avoidance schemes.
Food Moni Varma MD and chairman of Veetee Rice. £8,000Through company
Film Matthew Vaughn Film producer, owner of Marv FilmsHas served on the committee of Tory fundraising ball. Dined at Chequers with model Claudia Schiffer, according to a Press Association freedom of information request.
Leisure/Property Ollie Vigors Managing director of Longshot Kids, leisure and property company.
Retail Malcolm Walker Founder of IcelandIn 2012, Walker initially refused to pay a £2.5m tax bill for a staff trip to Disney World in Florida, accusing the government of a “tax on fun”. Walker later said he had settled that bill with the Inland Revenue, which he said had made concessions “and we’re very happy with the outcome”. £10,000
Wholesaler Robert Walker Chairman of Travis Perkins.
Food Paul Walsh Chairman of Compass Group, formerly CEO of DiageoFormer member of David Cameron’s business advisory group. While Walsh headed up Diageo, despite average annual profits of almost £2bn, its accounts disclosed £43m a year (little more than 2% of its profits) in average UK corporation tax charges. Diageo has said that it moved a number of its brands to the Netherlands in 1998 and its operations have been “thoroughly reviewed” by Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC). Walsh has criticised tax laws that he says allows others not to pay their fair share.
Construction James Wates Chairman of Wates construction companyAwarded a CBE in 2012. £375,000Through company
Food George Weston CEO of Associated British Foods & director of Wittington InvestmentsA subsidiary of ABF has been accused of tax avoidance in Zambia where ActionAid claimed it had made $123m in profits between 2007-13 and paid “virtually no corporate tax”. ABF said that its Zambian unit “denies emphatically that it is engaged in anything illegal, immoral or in any way designed to reduce the tax rightly payable to the Zambian government.”. £900,000Wittington made £900,000 of donations to the Tories between 1993 and 2005. Trustees of the Garfield Weston Foundation, which owns most of Wittington, were reprimanded by the Charity Commission in 2010 for not considering whether the political donations were in the best interests of the charity. George Weston is one of the trustees.
Automotive Mike Wheeler Owner and founder of vehicle accessory manufacturer Auto Styling Truckman.
Clothing Nick Wheeler Founder of Charles Tyrwhitt shirtsInvested in the same Icebreaker tax avoidance scheme as Gary Barlow. Wheeler said: “In accordance with the relevant tax laws, I have paid tax on my share … and claimed tax relief on any trading issues.”.
Telecoms Charles Wigoder Executve chairman Telecom Plus. £20,000Also loaned £100,000
Food Paul Wilkinson Chairman of Thorntons.
Financial services Will Wyatt CEO of Caledonia Investments. £170,000Through company
Technology Hossein Yassaie CEO of Imagination TechnologiesKnighted in 2013 new year honours.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_British_fascist_parties

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SNP forces Palace to back down in cash row – AS I PREDICTED!

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Now please cast your mind back to December 8th 2014 and you will see I wrote this article here ‘Nicola Sturgeon refuses to pay the Queen! Go on Nicola! <Click) An article many scoffed at and ridiculed the mere mention of Scotland stopping paying for the Royal Families upkeep. Where did I get the story in the first place? Well I research hard, I do say this often 😀  As Nicola and the SNP made a decision that will humiliate Buckingham Palace and Westminster, basically Whitehall 😀 This leaves the question of “What will the Unionist’s do” Now what I do mean is the people who won the ‘September 14th 2014 Referendum’ on Scotland voting herself free away from the British Union. Remember the winners? The 55% were the winners and a small percentage of the ‘No Movement are behind the Queen and all she stands for! Are kinda Protestant as they kinda sing to us ish, yet they never go to church, so this small percentage don’t seem the brightest right <Click) I say a small percentage because I hope so. These are Scottish born people singing ‘God Save The Queen’ so lets get one thing clear, I have no problem with someone born in the UK, I am British through birth just now myself, singing this song, in-fact I encourage being a Nationalist or to be proud of where you come from, there is nothing wrong with that. I said before in another blog, I can’t remember when I pointed out ‘It’s not about our flying the flag, it’s why we fly the flag’? Is it hatred? is it national pride? the reason we wave flags? You have your own answer I hope. Because these are the reasons we need to know Scotland. With no hate we try and co-exist and do what’s right for our kids future yet these people, BACKED BY THE MEDIA!!! Almost control. Every day call for the Scottish Unilateral Declaration of Independence things due to where they lean. Make sense? Please say yes!

I just happen to want a free Scotland away from an uneven Union, with knowledge of WHY

I just happen to want a free Scotland away from an uneven Union, with knowledge of WHY

Should we put up with this? If we vote yes next time or the SNP just  do they all come out the woodwork? It’s the anger, and it’s same anger we see in London Politicians faces when the rob a person already poor. I think the video above and below will match this image perfectly, both love England here ok. The images below are awful, but they are the same looks you get from a small percentage of no voters or Loyalists as the Media call them. Many Yes voters now talk about Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI<Click) So there are people on both sides looking for the end result today, sadly we must wait, we who want a free Scotland, I won’t brand us any more, we get that already by the uneducated, thankfully a small %

Because he won a vote condemning poor, poorer all over Britain

Because he won a vote condemning poor, poorer all over Britain

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He did it the year before, this guy is evil for money

They got NOTHING. Yes voters are fighting for a lie they fell for!

They got NOTHING. Yes voters are fighting for a lie they fell for!

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The Winners show Scotland exactly how they feel, but numbers are dropping! Lot of English voices there that night 😉

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…….We lost, so we got on with it, well we tried

Riots in Glasgow Scotland after independence referendum

Nazi Salutes At Glasgow’s George Square [Nazi Salutes At Glasgow’s George Square]

God Save the Queen Glasgow Style

So Scotland do we want to pay for all this, or do we want to have less Foodbanks? An already brilliant Education System made better? A better National Health Service although it’s all £Free up here, less bombs and more done for the bairns, disabled old and people life just beat up?? Where do you want your Tax money go? You be sitting thinking “I don’t work, what do I care” But you know you pay Tax buying any item on Earth right? Just saying! I know this blog might bring the usual hard men and comments I yawn at and all the hate you can imagine, but really I am ok with it all, people who want to harm you don’t give you a weeks notice in email 😀 In peace and solidarity with anyone in the World who is been stood on by the ignorance of the rest, we stand in Solidarity. Know 1 think my Loyalist in Scotland! Very soon you become a minority in Scotland the same as the Tory and Red Tory alike!

Alba gu bràth

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The Queen is set to no longer receive funding via Scotland’s crown estate, a decision that means that the income of the monarch and the rest of the royal family could reduce by more than £2m a year.

It is understood that the Scottish parliament intends to retain the profits from the crown estate in Scotland for use in Scotland, which could have the consequence of reducing the sovereign grant, which funds the monarchy. Buckingham Palace intends to raise the consequences for the Queen with David Cameron and George Osborne.

It had been understood that Scotland would still agree to contribute to the Queen’s costs after taking over management of the crown estate assets north of the border, worth £26m, but it appears that under Nicola Sturgeon this will not occur. “Originally, Alex Salmond did imply that might happen. But the new leadership said no,” one senior aide said.

The sovereign grant – which this year was £39.9m – funds the royal household. It is calculated on a formula that sees the Queen handed 15% of the annual surplus of the crown estate, one of the largest property owners in the UK. This year, revenue from the crown estate in Scotland stood at £14.5m, which represents a £2.2m contribution to the sovereign grant.

Snp are sending out a huge message here

SNP are sending out a huge message here

Palace officials raised the issue as they presented the Queen’s annual accounts. Sir Alan Reid, keeper of the privy purse, said the Scottish plans created a complication over future funding. “The transfer of the Scottish assets of the crown estate to the Scottish government does confuse the issue of renegotiating the percentage in due course because the total assets under the crown estate management will fall, and therefore 15% will be less than it would be if the transfer of the Scottish assets had taken place,” he said.

Under Alex Salmond, the SNP last year pledged that Scotland would retain the Queen as head of state, if the country had voted for independence from the rest of the UK last September. But the monarch faced criticism in Scotland after she was asked to make a rare public intervention in the final days of the Scottish independence referendum, speaking publicly to a well-wisher outside church near Balmoral saying: “I hope people will think very carefully about the future.”

Buckingham Palace stressed that the funding issue would not affect the royal family’s relationship with Scotland. The Queen will “continue to go to Balmoral, and to Holyrood, and she’ll continue to be Queen of Scotland”, said one source.

There appears to be no other mechanism in place for Scotland to contribute to the monarchy. Scottish ministers are thought to be considering transferring the management of the crown estate assets in Scotland on to the local authorities, with the intention of using the surplus for more social purposes.

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said it was wrong to infer that Scotland would no longer contribute to the monarchy based on the change to the operation of the crown estate and its impact on the grant received by the Queen. The spokesman said it was an “entirely hypothetical” situation, and that though the sovereign grant was calculated on a percentage of the crown estate income, “there is a formulaic connection between the two, but there is no financial connection between the two”.

Scots would effectively still contribute to the costs of the monarchy because they pay taxes to the Treasury, which in turn supplies the money for the sovereign grant, he said. A Scottish government spokeswoman added: “Scotland will continue to make the same financial contribution to the monarchy as at present – there will be no reduction in the sovereign grant as a result of devolution of the crown estate.”

The Scottish government said that the level of funding the Queen receives from the Treasury under the sovereign grant is set by reference to 15% of the crown estate’s profits and does not come directly from crown estate profits themselves. With most taxes paid in Scotland continuing to be controlled by the Treasury, Scotland will continue to make the same contribution to the monarchy through general taxation.

The sovereign grant – which apart from security costs represents the main public funding of the monarchy – was introduced in 2011 to replace the annual civil list and property and travel grants. It is based on 15% of crown estate profits from two years previously, but its amount cannot drop below the previous year and the exact percentage is renegotiated every five years. It is due for review from April 2016. The crown estate income was surrendered to the Treasury in return for an annual civil list by George III. The Queen’s accounts show a 6.7% increase in funding last year to £37.9m, of which she spent £35.7m, setting the rest aside in a reserve account.

Defending the increase, at a time of austerity, aides said money had to be found for major repairs on property, including at Buckingham Palace. As part of a 10-year plan, aides have looked at re-servicing Buckingham Palace, with an initial estimate of £150m to bring it up to date. One option would involve the Queen and royal household moving out for the duration of repairs.

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall notched up the largest travel bill – a £446,159 tour of Mexico and Colombia, a £239,710 tour of the United States and Charles’s visit to the Middle East, which cost £262,212 – all of them using charter flights.

Royal travel costs rose to £5.1m, up 21% on 2013-4. The Duke of York spent £62,856 on a charter flight to Kuwait and £43,343 on a charter to Saudi Arabia. Prince Harry’s tour of Brazil and Chile cost £43,872 on scheduled flights and £41,754 on charter flights.

Prince Charles saw his income from the Duchy of Cornwall rise by 1.7% to £19.8m. His tax bill, after the deduction of business expenditure, was £4.5m. Presenting the accounts, which will be laid before parliament, Reid said: “The Queen, the royal family and the household continue to provide excellent value for money: at 56p per person annually.” He added: “Over the coming years, the maintenance of the estate and in particular Buckingham Palace will present a significant financial challenge. We will continue to work closely with the royal trustees to ensure that the funding for the royal household reflects that challenge.”

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U.K.’s youngest MP wows House of Commons in first speech

Mhairi Black has come a long way

Mhairi Black has come a long way

We have all had a day to digest exactly what Mhairi Black, even me spelling her name correctly 😀 She has went GLOBAL, she is being talked about from the west coast of the USA  to the East coast of Australia and all in-between. I watched the video again earlier and the more I watch her the more I can visualize David Cameron saying “Oh nooo, all I need” Because this young girl can put moral’s above many. She stated she is the ONLY 20 year old person in the UK David Cameron is willing to help with Rent Money! She attacked the Tory party with no hate, she was remarkable to say the least. Below is the video again for people who missed it and a LOT of Twitter comments and links also

FULL VIDEO BELOW>> Mhairi Black MP- Maiden Speech- Full Video Via: www.buzzfeed.com << For those who missed it

~~Via: http://nytlive.nytimes.com/ ~~

Mhairi Black grabbed headlines back in May when she became the youngest person since 1667 to be elected to Parliament in the U.K. On Tuesday she made her first speech before the House of Commons as an elected official and her remarks are getting her a whole new round of headlines. Black, from Scotland, won over her audience with a few jokes, but soon the speech took a fiery turn. She lashed out against government policies on welfare and a recent decision to drop housing support for those below the age of 21. “We now have one of the most uncaring, uncompromising and out-of-touch governments the U.K. has seen since [late former Prime Minister Margaret] Thatcher,” Black railed at one point. Several times throughout her speech, her Parliamentary colleagues verbally agreed with Black, yelling out, “Hear, Hear!”

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Some twitter comments from Twitter users below

http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/jul/14/mhairi-black-first-commons-speech-snp

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3161099/Britain-s-youngest-MP-shows-em-s-Applause-Commons-SNP-s-Mhairi-Black-20-uses-maiden-speech-tear-Tories-Labour.html

http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/steerpike/2015/07/mhairi-black-im-the-only-20-year-old-george-osborne-will-help-with-housing/

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BBC told to review Scottish Independence coverage

Yes campaigners demonstrate outside the BBC building in Glasgow ahead of the Scottish referendum.

Yes campaigners demonstrate outside the BBC building in Glasgow ahead of the Scottish referendum.

I am happy this has been flagged as news but for me the damage has been done and the key players will still get paid. It is fair to say that the BBC were a HUGE part in the over 55’s voting ‘No. Every other age group below 54 years old voted ‘Yes. The BBC had issues all the way through the lead up the the Referendum with Kevin Bridges adding this. ‘Kevin Bridges admits to BBC lies, 100%’ <Click) All Kevin did was say out loud what we all suspected. My hands are in bits and speech recognition can do only so much, so I leave this story here ‘as is’ for now. The BBC seem, allegedly to be the mouth piece for Westminster, that is no Democratic so lets see where this story goes if it goes anywhere!

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~~~Via: http://www.theguardian.com/ ~~~

The BBC should review its approach to the coverage of “controversial political issues” in Scotland in the wake of last year’s referendum, according to an audience panel. In the corporation’s annual review, the Audience Council Scotland said some network programmes had appeared to adopt what was described as an “Anglified perspective” during the independence debate and focused too much on the official campaigns “at the expense of the wider civic and community engagement”.

The council, which advises the BBC Trust, said BBC Scotland should be given greater authority and resources to commission programmes for Scottish audiences and review its approach to the coverage of controversial political issues “to ensure that perceptions of impartiality remain strong across all audiences”.

Analysis from audience councils and focus groups found 48% of people in Scotland think the BBC is good at representing their life in news and current affairs content, compared with 61% in England, 61% in Northern Ireland and 55% in Wales.

The BBC annual review read: “The BBC has a key role to play in ensuring it represents the nations in news, drama and entertainment, and our research shows that over half feel that the BBC represents their nation or region in its content, and supports minority languages. “Nonetheless there is still some way to go, particularly in Scotland. People are accessing content using a variety of platforms where only around 50% of the audience feel that their nation is effectively represented.”

The Audience Council Scotland praised a series of documentaries on the referendum and the online resources available, but added: “Members questioned whether, overall, the coverage had captured the popular nature of the campaign and the increased role of social media.

“The council also felt that BBC network programmes, overall, did not engage with the issues until too late a stage, and that some had been less well informed, and that this diluted the value of the coverage at both Scottish and UK levels. “There was some audience perception that network correspondents were increasingly used in place of BBC Scotland correspondents in the final weeks of the campaign. “Some council members believed BBC coverage had focused too much on the official campaigns, at the expense of the wider civic and community engagement; and that certain network programmes had appeared to adopt what was described as an ‘Anglified’ perspective.”

The annual review also shows that the referendum and the Commonwealth Games helped the BBC reach record audiences in Scotland last year. The live debate between the SNP’s Alex Salmond and Better Together’s Alistair Darling in Glasgow was watched by 860,000 viewers in Scotland, a third of the TV audience in the country and the highest ever for a political debate in Scotland. Coverage of Glasgow 2014 reached 3.6 million people – 78% of the audience in Scotland – with the opening ceremony alone attracting a peak of 1.8 million Scottish viewers and 9.3 million across the UK.

Audiences for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Commonwealth Games were the third and fourth highest in Scotland since 2002, beaten only by the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2012 London Olympics. Around 4.7 million people used the BBC Scotland News website last year, with a record number of unique users – 13.2 million – visiting the site in the week of the referendum vote. BBC trustee for Scotland Bill Matthews said: “Last year the BBC had its busiest year in Scotland with some truly memorable, high quality programmes.

“Events such as the Commonwealth Games and the independence referendum brought viewers from around the globe to Scotland, and the BBC covered these events for UK and international audiences with great professionalism. “Noting that BBC television reached a greater proportion of the audience in Scotland than it did across the UK as a whole, Audience Council Scotland still feels that more should be done in BBC output to reflect the unique cultural and political landscape of Scotland to audiences both in Scotland and across the UK.”

A spokeswoman for the BBC said: “As we have stated previously, we stand by our coverage of the referendum which was fair and impartial. “No complaints about impartiality were upheld by the BBC Trust and there were no complaints of bias from the leaders of the opposing Better Together and Yes campaigns.”

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http://www.englishnews.info/sitio/news-uk.php?id=10-187917&id_sm=1&titulo=bbc-urged-to-review-scottish-coverage-in-wake-of-independence-row

http://uk.frienddy.com/uk/inews/126794

http://myinforms.com/en-gb/a/14625482-bbc-urged-to-review-scottish-coverage-in-wake-of-independence-row/

http://www.newsrt.co.uk/news/bbc-urged-to-review-scottish-coverage-in-wake-of-independence-row-3344372.html

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Marhi Black Maiden Speech, Westminster – Full Speech Video

655524e5-e165-4d05-8345-4f95c74b7c02Untitled2Just watched the maiden speech from Marhi Black, left hand side in the image for those from different shores. She almost had me on my feet in tears applauding. She said something about the budget speech by Chancelor George Osborn said, roughly “Wherever the sun shines fairness will be applied” Marhi retorted back to Mr Osborn with “Where does the Sun shine” Simply brilliant speech by a girl younger than my 2 sons. . For now, Marhi, you represent and identify, you are a future SNP leader if you stay on this path hon x #Alba I leave the video below and some quotes by Marhi!

Mhairi Black MP- Maiden Speech- Full Video Via: www.buzzfeed.com

The SNP MP, who is aged just 20, said she came from a “traditional socialist Labour family”. But she insisted: “It was the Labour party that left me, not the other way about.”

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“The SNP did not triumph on a wave of nationalism … we triumphed on a wave of hope,” she said.

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“Hope that there was something different, something better than the Thatcherite, neo-liberal policies that are produced from this chamber.”

The MP for Paisley and Renfrewshire South said she wanted to “hold a mirror to the face of a party that seems to have forgotten the very people they’re supposed to represent”.

You can watch her speech now here: http://parliamentlive.tv/event/index/aa555458-25d4-4125-96ca-c4c9f834cd4c On the right there is a timeline, go to time 15:06, Mhairi Black MP (Paisley and Renfrewshire South, Scottish National Party) and be amazed! 

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Above is Tommy Sheppard saying it how it is, below are some comments from You Tube

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Scottish football deserves more from the BBC, says SNP

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The Scottish game deserves and should get 10x the current £1m a season say experts

ABOUT TIME! I won’t hold my breath on this one. The BCC pay Scottish football £1M a year to show the SPFL. Now I have to say this, I did this article here Why The SNP Must Change This Uneven, Religious Singing <Click) Now let me be perfectly honest and put my hands in the air, the article was intended well, I had the right road, sadly it was taken 50/50 as half liked and agreed and half across Social Media in all platforms threw hate at me. All I can say is people perhaps leaning towards their football club, like I STUPIDLY done were thinking “My Team” or “To hell with the Glasgow 2” I am a Celtic fan but I don’t do the hate. Sure I can say ‘Sevco’ but I am a Celtic fan in MANY who say “We probably do need The Rangers, new or old back in the top league” I know a ton of fans Celtic, Hearts, Hibs and more who say the same. I got hate, did I deserve it? Maybe! Does it matter? Not really, who loses sleep over that blog or it’s issues. Look again at the percentages and it add’s up to what I was trying to say 

This issue here I am delighted to see. Now the Beeb I dislike giving ANY column or  airtime to, they are almost Anti-Scottish if you look back to #IndyRef last September 2014. One article to kinda prove our, my point, just the Beeb’s misdoing’s was by comedian Kevin Bridges, here it is here. Kevin Bridges admits to BBC lies, 100% <Click)  And others were coming forward telling the same Story of “We were told to not mention anything Referendum. Many asked Kevin why he never spoke about the Referendum and if you read above he says simply “We were told not to do so at the last minutes”

So to the story. The English game gets £68million for English Premier League JUST for a Saturday nights Highlights package, don’t get me started on the SKY TV Deal. Again when you put all the %’s together with money given by Scot’s to the Beeb and Sky TV it does not add up. So it’s good the SNP are challenging this in Westminster. Can they change it? The current deal has a year or so do go, and experts have done the math at £10M should be the fee for Scottish Football highlights on a Sunday night. The obscene amount the English game gets allows teams like Hull to give £50,000 a week to a player who worth maybe £10,000 a week in Scotland, the imbalance from the Beeb in all things Scotland is awful and I am glad the SNP are pressing these buttons.

Many say “Football has nothing to do with Politics and the SNP” or whatever, I did my article on the song book and got abuse, this one I am feelings people will agree. Football is Scotland’s pass-time. I know some will say “Not mine” but in reality Scotland is Football first and last and it’s our passion here, that’s a statistical fact. The issue is people don’t have money to go to games all the time and also there are more people in London than there are in Scotland, so right away Scotland just has low numbers in fan base. Saying that some teams who get 10,000 at home every other week CAN and DO get 25,000+ to Cup Finals, where to these fans go when there is no Trophies to win?

What are your thoughts on this? For me the Scottish game should get it’s percentage the same as the English game from the BEEB and Sky TV. For now it’s the BEEB but do expect the SNP to ask Sky Sports the same question. We are undervalued because of lacking in fiscal happenings. Saying that because there is no money good young Scottish players have came through, so there is the old argument of “Why pay £5M for Johnny Foreigner when we can train our Scottish kids better” And being an Ex-Football manager myself I see how badly even ex Pro-Players coach.

Sam Stanton #Allegedly was bullied and abused by fans, this kid can be a SENSATION. Money or not, this is not cool coaching nor Fan help

Sam Stanton #Allegedly was bullied and abused by fans, this kid can be a SENSATION. Money or not, this is not cool coaching nor Fan help

I was involved with many ex-players all the way through my coaching courses all over Scotland and also seen my own son’s and my teams when I invited ex Pro players deliver the most AWFUL TRAINING methods to 10 year old kids to 15 year old kids. Many just go through the motions, there is no “Why are you doing this training” or “Why have I asked you to run there or get into space in a different place” So for me the coaching can be better. No names but some ex Pro players coaching kids are so bad it’s untrue. I am not the best, I got to East of Scotland level with Civil Service Strollers, amazing club, very briefly before my disability stopped me due to pain and medication, I was like 34 years old. In my 15 years I helped and was involved in 19 trophies being won, not me, the team! We must coach players to understand why we ask them to do training drills, sadly we lack. So with no money to spend and bad coaching maybe £10M a year for starters just from the BEEB can help better coaching and help teams get better players.

Talk it away………

This was 1 tweet at the time

This was 1 tweet at the time

 ~~~~Story Via: http://www.snp.org/media-centre/news/2015/jun/call-bbc-cash-fair-play-football-clubs ~~~~

The SNP has today demanded that the BBC puts more money into television rights for Scottish football following conformation that the corporation has short-changed the game north of the border. The BBC is paying only £1million a year for Scottish highlights — compared to £68million for English Premier League rights. Given that about 10 per cent of the licence-fee revenue comes from Scotland it stands to reason that clubs in Scotland deserve a better deal in return. Commenting, James Dornan, the SNP MSP for Glasgow Cathcart, which covers Hampden Park, said:

“The future of Scottish football is very important, and our domestic game needs a proportionate share of money in order to help build for the future.“It is only right that if audiences in Scotland are helping to fund these major financial broadcasting rights packages, our game here is given proportional investment back.“A football accountancy expert has argued that Scottish football is worth ten times more than the rights secured – unless the issue of Scottish football clubs being short-changed is addressed, then our clubs will have their prospects undermined.“I am calling on the football governing bodies to do all they can to address this, and to continue to ensure that young people are inspired to play the beautiful game.”

Another £9 Million and our game improves, we pay the fee's!

Another £9 Million and our game improves, we pay the fee’s!

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Nicola Sturgeon Loved up on USA Daily Show appearance (Full Video)

Nicola on the Jon Stewart show

Nicola on the Jon Stewart show

Brilliant by Nicola, loved by America. And WE DID invent the modern world! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_the_Scots_Invented_the_Modern_World

The Daily Show – Nicola Sturgeon
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Nicola Sturgeon Gets Laughs On Daily Show
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~~~Via: http://www.thenational.scot/politics/nicola-sturgeon-lives-up-to-her-accidental-billing-in-confident-daily-show-appearance.3893 ~~~

Despite fears that she wouldn’t live up to her accidental billing as a comedian, Nicola sturgeon raised more than few laughs in her appearance on US comedy news programme the Daily Show.

Sitting down across from host Jon Stewart, the most senior UK politician to have done so, the First Minister said she found the experience, “exciting, if a little scary”.

“You billed on me your website as a comedian,” she told Stewart. “You raised all these expectations that I’m going to be funny. I’m a politician. As you know politicians aren’t funny”.

“You don’t have to worry,” said Stewart. “They thought for the last 17 years that I was going to be funny”.

The genial chat between the two saw Stewart, who leaves the show in Autumn, tease the First Minister for expressing disappointment at not winning all the seats in Scotland at the general election.

“What you think you’re Saddam Hussein?” he said, “You want 99%? 56 out of 59 is pretty good.”

“Well I think you should always aim for more,” replied the First Minister.

The interview gave the SNP leader ample opportunity to promote Scotland to an audience of millions.

Stewart asked her: “You have pledged for Scotland greater self determination, more financial independence but now after the election that has crashed head on with the reality that Westminster still controls the purse strings; still believes in austerity as receipts can dwindle for the GDP of Scotland… my question to you is this, First Minister… what is haggis”?

“Haggis is delicious,” said Sturgeon, “Have you tasted haggis?”

As well as haggis, the First Minister said, Scotland is a place of great Scotch whisky and great cities and great scenery. Scotland invented the modern world Sturgeon said.

Stewart gave the SNP a little bit of advice for any future attempts at independence: “Do you know what they hate?” he asked “When you throw their stuff in their water.”

The First Minister got her biggest laugh when a question about the Scottish economy turned to oil.

“You have oil?” Stewart said, “May we invade you?”

“This is progress!” said Sturgeon. “We just heard Jon there, presumably on behalf of the US, asking for permission to invade an oil producing country, it doesn’t normally work that way…”

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