Crony Capitalism UK: Abingdon Health: An update

9 April 2021 — Good Law Project

Last week, the High Court granted permission to advance our case against Government for its award of contracts to Abingdon Health for rapid antibody tests. The deal with Abingdon Health has been marred by controversy since the very beginning, with Government suppressing reports that raised the alarm around the effectiveness of the tests and ignoring their own legal advice on the lawfulness of the contracts.

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BIBI bangs the war drum By Edward Teague

5 February 2006 — The New Dark Age

Likud chairman and prime minister hopeful Binyamin Netanyahu was joined by  senior Likud MKs, Gideon Saar, Yuval Seinitz, Dan Naveh, Limor Livnat, Gilad Erdan, Yisrael Katz, Uzi Landau, and Silvan Shalom as well as 2 non MK Likud candidates, Natan Sharansky and Keren Barak on a tour of the security fence in the settlement of Beit Aryeh.

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HM Government announces “No Bomber Left Behind” Policy Edward Teague

25 July 2005 — The New Dark Age

DialloIn several announcements today the UK Government made it clear that the NBLB (just a bloodied mess) policy which had been covertly introduced by the previous Chief Constable of the Metropolitan Police Lord Stevens, as “Operation Kratos” would continue and if necessary be extended. What this policy involves is what the elite members of London’s finest , SO19 , call the “the shot of excellence.”

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No Sleepy Times Down South By Edward Teague

14 March 2005 — The New Dark Age

Roger (Rogelio) Pardo-Maurer IV is Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs, and reports to Rumsfeld. Graduate in History from Yale and Economics from Cambridge (England), he contributed to 2002 National Security Strategy of the United States. Pardo-Maurer also served in combat with the 20th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

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Hazel Blears Tongue Lashed by Michael Howard By Edward Teague

13 March 2005 — The New Dark Age

Charles Clarke’s über babe Hazel Blears, her dazzling smile benefiting from ample supplies from her Avon Lady, sits, with her bright, lustrously shining acrylic, tinted, bobbed and curled hair, attentive, like a Robin waiting for a worm. Her pallid, immobile face, with arched and painted brows, emphasised and incarnadined with a slash of carmine red on her slightly parted and eager lips, with an uptilted unblinking joyless stare, she resembles a cheap blow-up sex doll.

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The Unspeakable in Pursuit By Edward Teague

9 March 2005 — The New Dark Age

The 7th and current The Earl of Onslow, brother in law of the much lamented Auberon Waugh, is an unblushing Tory, and is the only hereditary peer to have appeared as a panellist on Have I Got News for You. He unashamedly enjoys hunting foxes and all that it involves. During a Lords debate on Anti-Hunting legislation on September 16th 2003 (Hansard Column 891 et.seq.) he memorably declared his interest:
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No slow boats to China anymore By Edward Teague

6 March 2005 — The New Dark Age

The China Shipping Group was founded on July 1,1997, in Shanghai. It is one of the 44 key state-owned enterprises under the direct administration of the government, but also has two publicly listed companies, China Shipping Development and China Shipping (Hainan) Haisheng, whose H shares and A shares are traded on the stock markets of Hong Kong and Shanghai respectively. These shares have risen 27 percent in Hong Kong in the past year, compared with tiny 2.4% increase in the Hang Seng index.

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Oil. Big Profits. Big changes? By Edward Teague

5 March 2005 — The New Dark Age

Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM), buoyed by record oil prices, became (by market capitalisation, $411BN Shares at $64) the largest company in the world. They have taken No1 place from General Electric (NYSE:GE) whose Market Capitalisation is today, $382 BN Exxon Mobil also claim to be the largest oil co in terms of proved reserves and production, including 36% of known North American oil and gas reserves.

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New Labour puts the National into Socialism by Edward Teague

1 March 2005 — The New Dark Age

“Bush/Blair…we need to strengthen our ties to democratic allies and to challenge regimes hostile to our interests and values…” – Project for the New American Century June 3rd 1997

“I explained to the Prime Minister that the policy of my government is the removal of Saddam and that all options are on the table.” – Press Conference: Prime Minister Tony Blair and President George Bush 6 April 2002

“I advocate an enlightened self interest that puts fighting for our values right at the heart of the policies necessary to protect our nations. Engagement in the world on the basis of these values, not isolationism from it is the hard-headed pragmatism for the 21st Century.” – Prime Minister’s speech at the George Bush Senior Presidential Library 7th April 2002

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