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Tuesday 29 June 2010

Senior CPS lawyer admits taking �20,000 bribe - Telegraph

Senior CPS lawyer admits taking �20,000 bribe - Telegraph: "Father-of-three Sarfraz Ibrahim, 51, agreed to drop an assault case in exchange for cash - despite hearing a confession from a suspect.

A court heard the 'suspect' was in fact an undercover agent sent by the Serious Organised Crime Agency to test if Ibrahim was corrupt."

More corruption in the UK. It's endemic. You just don't get to hear about it.

How else did the Olympics go from 2.4 billion to its current massive cost without corruption?

Lord Blagger

Monday 28 June 2010

Benefit Cuts

So the government is going to get tough on benefits.

You know the target. People who are old, been sacked from their jobs, get a friendly mate to sign them off on the sick. They then sit around all day, talking and not doing anything, when they could be out there in the real world earning money and paying taxes.

Peers face a 10 per cent cut in their allowances under a new House of Lords expenses regime set to be announced today.

Yep, its started.

Lord Blagger.

Sunday 27 June 2010

Frank Chalk: Pay Rises

Frank Chalk: Pay Rises: "Whilst the England football team performed with all the drive, enthusiasm and vigour of a bunch of council workers looking for something to do; teachers up and down the land can at least celebrate NASUWT leader Chris Keates' 7% pay rise to �135 000 and head of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, Mary Bousted's 3.4% pay increase to �148 000."

Yet another rip off. Are they worth similar sums to the Prime minister?

Is the PM worth this much? You're in debt up to your eyeballs to pay his salary

Lord Blagger

Saturday 26 June 2010

Quote of the Day

Most people prefer to believe their leaders are just and fair even in the face of evidence to the contrary, because once a citizen acknowledges that the government under which they live is lying and corrupt, the citizen has to choose what he or she will do about it.

To take action in the face of a corrupt government entails risks of harm to life and loved ones. To choose to do nothing is to surrender one's self-image of standing for principles. Most people do not have the courage to face that choice. Hence, most propaganda is not designed to fool the critical thinker but only to give moral cowards an excuse not to think at all.

- Michael Rivero

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Google Reader (35): "Prison-Bound Filers Among 14,000 First-Time Homebuyer Applicants Who Wrongly Got $27M in Credit. Living in prison didn't stop nearly 1,300 inmates from cashing in on a popular tax break for first-time homebuyers, a government investigator reported Wednesday. Their take: more than $9 million."

Again, a really nice blag. Show's why governments shouldn't be trusted with your money. People like myself get to spend it.

Lord Blagger

'Sacrificed' superbug NHS chief Rose Gibb wins �190,000 damages - Telegraph

'Sacrificed' superbug NHS chief Rose Gibb wins �190,000 damages - Telegraph: "Rose Gibb, the former head of the NHS trust at the centre Britain’s worst hospital superbug outbreak has won more than �190,000 damages after a court ruled that she had been treated as a scapegoat."

Why not? She's saved the county a lot of pension payments?

A single state pension costs about 140,000 pounds. Mind you, Shipman went better, 600+ plus at some estimates, and the NHS hadn't got a clue.

Lord Blagger

Dick Francis's betting method lands gambler �165,000 win - Telegraph

Dick Francis's betting method lands gambler �165,000 win - Telegraph: "For a businessman and racehorse owner has beaten the bookmakers by using a method outlined in the master storyteller's last novel.

Douglas Taylor scooped almost �165,000 by splitting up a mammoth �33,000 bet to keep the odds on his runner as high as possible.

He recruited 200 foreign betting 'couriers' who were each given detailed written instructions to place �165 (euro 200) on his horse D Four Dave in a 7pm race on Monday evening.

They were ordered to place their bets in bookmakers at exactly 6.55pm, giving the turf accountants little inkling that such a large bet was being placed on one horse, and no time to react."

Nice little scam utilizing flaws in the system

Lord Blagger reccommends the same for postal voting. Get the applications in near the deadline so the councils can't check.

Lord Blagger

BBC News - Thieves steal kitchen sink from South Africa police

BBC News - Thieves steal kitchen sink from South Africa police: "South Africa's police are investigating after thieves stripped a police station of all its contents, down to the kitchen sink.

The office was under renovations and ready for re-occupation when the thieves hit, reports South Africa's Times Newspaper.

The robbers helped themselves to everything of value - including doors, cupboards, basins, cutlery, tiles, furniture, electrical equipment and mortuary fridges."

Big points on the blagging scale. Nicking an entire nick has to run up a big score

Lord Blagger

�130,000 puffin crossing 'unusable' - Telegraph

�130,000 puffin crossing 'unusable' - Telegraph: "A puffin crossing installed by a council at a cost of �130,000 cannot be used because it is next to a couple's driveway."

Where your money goes. Perhaps Lord Blagger should start yet another business

Chris Hulme

We hear he's split from his wife. However, during the election he was pushing family values.

However, the interesting bit is his expenses where he claimed for servicing his old boiler. Perhaps his wife should be told.

Lord Blagger

Thursday 24 June 2010

Al Gore behaved like 'crazed sex poodle' with masseuse

And at the same time he's picking your pocket for his green policies so he can become even more of a multi-millionaire

Is there no end to his talents?

Wooof wooof

Sunday 20 June 2010

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Google Reader (27): "Catholic church dragged into public works scandal that has sent shockwaves through Italian government

A senior Vatican cardinal is under investigation for corruption, dragging the Catholic church into a public works scandal that has sent shockwaves through the Italian government.

Italian media reported today that Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, the archbishop of Naples, was suspected of striking cosy deals while head of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, the Vatican congregation that uses proceeds from a property empire including 2,000 Rome apartments to fund missionary efforts.

Sepe allegedly oversaw the sale in 2004 of a building in Rome to the then transport minister, Pietro Lunardi, for the suspiciously low price of €4.16m, newspapers reported, adding that magistrates wanted to know why Lunardi then freed up €2.5m in state funding the following year for the congregation to create a museum in its headquarters, and why that museum never opened.

Lunardi, who is also under investigation, said he would contact the magistrates looking into the deal 'as soon as possible... to clear everything up'.

Sepe gave a fiery homily today in Naples, asking his congregation: 'How many martyrs are there, even today, who in the name of the truth... are tortured, humiliated and disrespected?'"

I like the last bit. Nothing like acting indignant and laying it on thick, really thick.

Lord Blagger

Firms paid to shut down wind farms when the wind is blowing | Watts Up With That?

Firms paid to shut down wind farms when the wind is blowing | Watts Up With That?: "Energy firms will receive thousands of pounds a day per wind farm to turn off their turbines because the National Grid cannot use the power they are producing"

Yee ha!!

Paid over the top for producing electricity.

Paid over the top for not producing electricity.

Money for nowt!

What's the risk? The tax payer might wise up to the scam.

Lord Blagger

Sunday 13 June 2010

BBC News - MPs' expenses watchdog chief resigns

BBC News - MPs' expenses watchdog chief resigns: "A senior official brought in to oversee the new MPs' expenses system has quit his post, saying he left the job for the sake of his 'health and sanity'."

Since MPs are immune from any law on bullying under parliamentary privilege, this is a smart move by the troughers. Get rid of the people responsible for stopping the cash and send a message to his colleagues and replacement.

Lord Blagger

Friday 11 June 2010

Bloody Sunday inquiry chairman Lord Saville works in �60,000 garden shed - Telegraph

Bloody Sunday inquiry chairman Lord Saville works in �60,000 garden shed - Telegraph: "Lord Saville's long-awaited report on Bloody Sunday has taken more than 12 years and four months to produce – and cost the public �191 million."

A nice blag if you can get it. Well done Lord Saville.

12 years and millions

Lord Blagger

Thursday 10 June 2010

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Google Reader (248): "Multilingual doctor of mathematics who lost Broxtowe seat in May is thought to be first MP on unemployment benefit

He speaks six languages, has a PhD in maths, and spent 13 years in parliament. But despite his glittering CV, Nick Palmer, former Labour MP for Broxtowe, has revealed that he applied last month for unemployment benefits."

Once you've sacked them, you've still go to pay for them.

Lordjavascript:void(0) Blagger

New Zealand minister paid for porn on government credit card - Telegraph

New Zealand minister paid for porn on government credit card - Telegraph: "A former New Zealand government minister has admitted paying for pornographic films with his ministerial credit card."

Not a surpise.

I'm shocked we didn't get MPs claiming visits to Shepherd's Market in London as consultantcy.

Tuesday 8 June 2010

MPs expenses: More than 200 MPs entitled to nearly �10.5million in 'golden goodbyes' - Telegraph

MPs expenses: More than 200 MPs entitled to nearly �10.5million in 'golden goodbyes' - Telegraph: "More than 200 MPs who quit at last month’s General Election are entitled to share nearly �10.5 million in 'golden goodbyes', a new report has said."

Oh dear. Just think what they could have made if they hadn't been caught.

Take up Lord Blaggers offer of 30,000 for protection against investigation or your money back

Lord Blagger

Monday 7 June 2010

KIng Coal to King Blag

BBC News - Mineworkers' union still funding Scargill's London flat: "The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is to debate its continued funding for a London flat for former president Arthur Scargill, who retired in 2002.

Payments understood to run into tens of thousands of pounds a year have been made for rent and running costs on the apartment in the Barbican since 1982."

All paid for from the little 'Union Modernisation Fund'. A nice little bit of money laundering.

Labour government pays the unions to modernise.

Unions pay Labour cash to pay them modernisation funds.

In the interim, money gets diverted to pay for expensive city flats for Scargill

Blagg on

Lord Blagger

Friday 4 June 2010

Three jailed for bribes on �1.3m of education quango contracts - Telegraph

Three jailed for bribes on �1.3m of education quango contracts - Telegraph: "Three people have been jailed for their role in bribery and money laundering involving �1.3m of public money belonging to Britain's biggest quango."

Tut Tut. When its so easy making money out of the Labour wonks, getting caught was stupid.

1. When creaming it, don't splash the cash.

Lord Blagger