medConfidential Bulletin, 23rd July 2021

23 July 2021 — medConfidential

GP data grab; paused again, but still going ahead

If you asked NHS Digital for opt-out forms and the forms didn’t show up, or took ages to arrive, people tell us that happened a lot. You can get forms from us here.

We’d like to be able to tell you that you will have more information on the ‘GPDPR’ data scheme in the future than you have today – but, as you’ll see below, that’s not a promise the Government was willing to make.

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Not Forgetting Palestine

19 July 2021 — Craig Murray

Craig Murray

Once you have been active in politics for a few decades, you get used to the popular convulsions of support for Palestine every few years when Israel military action against Gaza becomes particularly intense. Then follows a ceasefire, the media move on and Israel resumes the daily routine of low level evictions, destruction of tree crops, imprisonments and murders that accomplishes the gradual extinction of the territories that the Western powers pretended to intend for a Palestinian state. Continue reading

Councils’ “hidden algorithms” profile millions on benefits, Big Brother Watch investigation finds

20 July 2021 — Big Brother Watch

Big Brother Watch Team

Big Brother Watch’s new report “Poverty Panopticon: the hidden algorithms shaping Britain’s welfare state”, published today, reveals:

  • 540,000 benefits applicants are secretly assigned fraud risk scores by councils’ algorithms before they can access housing benefit or council tax support.1
  • Personal data from 1.6 million people living in social housing is processed by commercial algorithms to predict rent non-payers.2
  • 250,000+ people’s data is processed by a range of secretive automated tools to predict the likelihood they’ll be abused, become homeless or out of work.3
  • Campaigners file complaint with data watchdog

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BREAKING: Vaccine passes to be mandatory!

19 July 2021 — Big Brother Watch

URGENT: BREAKING NEWS

The Prime Minister has just announced that vaccine passports are to be mandatory from September for nightclubs and large events.

This means that not only will the NHS Covid Pass be mandatory – but tests will no longer be an option on them. Only the vaccinated will be admitted entry to events.

This is dangerously coercive, counter-productive and wrong. 

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UK Crony Capitalism: Government is appealing

16 July 2021 — Good Law Project

The statement issued by Downing Street when Michael Gove lost the Public First case (“We welcome the judgment”) might almost have made you think he had won. He didn’t of course – and the finding he had broken the law by awarding a contract to friends of Dominic Cummings was a powerful vindication of Good Law Project’s analysis of the Government’s attitude to public money as “institutionalised cronyism”.

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Sicko UK

14 July 2021 — Consortium News

Bob Gill describes how an admired public health service is secretly being changed to for-profit American-style “managed care.”

Boris Johnson chairs daily Covid-19 press conference at 10 Downing Street, April 2020. (No. 10/Flickr)

By Dr. Bob Gill
in London
Special to Consortium News

On the 73rd birthday of the National Health Service, the queen awarded the beloved NHS the George Cross for the valor of its staff during the Covid-19 pandemic.

No one doubts the dedication of NHS staff, and its worthiness for the highest honor, but this medal now serves to cover the insidious dismantlement of the NHS.

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URGENT MANDATED VACCINES – CALL TO ACTION

13 July 2021 — Save Our Rights UK

Today the Government have snuck a Statutory Instrument onto the program of the day that would mandate vaccines for all care home workers. This would include not only the staff looking after the residents but also all cooks, cleaners, handy men and so on. This would result in thousands of people being forced to have the vaccine and hand over their private medical information to their employers.

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Overkill as the Met panics: “It doesn’t take Sherlock Holmes to realise that we’re an arts organisation . . .”

11 July 2021 — Political Concern

by admin

A Hackney reader draws attention to the ham-fisted action, recorded on a video of CCTV footage shared on Instagram by artist Damien Meade. It shows police forcing entry to Antepavilion, an East London multi-arts complex, on Friday, 25 June and a large number of police entering.
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Leaked docs reveal senior MI6 operative implicated in torture led British propaganda efforts in Syria

9 July 2021 — RT

Leaked docs reveal senior MI6 operative implicated in torture led British propaganda efforts in Syria

FILE PHOTO. MI6 building in London. © Reuters / Toby Melville

By Kit Klarenberg, an investigative journalist exploring the role of intelligence services in shaping politics and perceptions. Follow him on Twitter @KitKlarenberg

Millions was spent clandestinely setting up and paying a network of ‘journalists’ to pump out anti-Assad, pro-opposition content as directed by a shadowy firm run by the UK foreign intelligence service’s counter-terrorism ex-head.

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