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How did Germany get such a huge surplus and England such a huge deficit?
we’re not talking football here – we could be, but we’re not.
BBC Media Action Lies From The Start
PRESS RELEASE – ATVOD: A Major Risk To Freedom of Speech on the Internet
The following press release has been issued by the UK Column. If you can help spread this to anyone you know in the media, politicians or other interested parties, it would be greatly appreciated. There is a pdf version available for download on the UK Column website – http://www.ukcolumn.org/article/where-have-all-uk-column-videos-gone-upd….
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, 26th June 2014
ATVOD: A Major Risk To Freedom of Speech on the Internet
The UK government has finally moved to directly regulate Youtube content and internet freedom of speech.
On the 2nd February 2014, the UK Column received a letter from ATVOD, the Authority for Television On Demand. ATVOD is a subsidiary of Ofcom, the UK government’s communications regulator. The ATVOD letter gave notice to the UK Column that as the result of a Statutory Instrument amendment to the 2003 Communications Act, the UK Column was required to notify ATVOD that it was running “an on demand programme service”, to pay a fee, and to submit to regulation.
ATVOD mainly chooses organisations to regulate based upon whether or not they are perceived to produce “television-like programmes”. In several television conversations between the UK Column and ATVOD, an ATVOD representative admitted that there is no fixed standard for what constitutes “television-like” video content, and that their determinations are made on purely arbitrary opinion.
When asked by the House of Lords Select Committee on Communications Inquiry on Media Convergence and Its Public Policy Impact on the 5th February 2013 if “[ATVOD] had trouble defining [television-like services], Ruth Evans Chairman of ATVOD replied, ”yes. It is an evolving art.”
It is on the basis of the “evolving art” statement that ATVOD’s claims of a “light regulatory burden” should be seen. At present ATVOD claims to exist in order to prevent harmful material becoming available to children and to prevent hate speech. It is clear, though, that anyone submitting to the current “light regulatory framework” joins a fluid and evolving regulatory framework with potentially draconian financial penalties. The penalties allowed for through the Communications Act 2003 amount to 5% of the regulated organisation’s turnover or £250,000, whichever is the greater amount.
Following discussion with ATVOD, the UK Column made the decision that ATVOD’s requirements would be detrimental to our freedom of speech and expression on the internet, and we would not submit to regulation by ATVOD.
ATVOD subsequently issued an “enforcement notice” giving the UK Column ten working days to comply with their demands. Having carefully considered our options, we decided to cease the activity which ATVOD describes as an “on demand television service”, and removed all UK Column video on demand content from the internet.
UK Column co-editor Brian Gerrish says, “this represents an immediate and dangerous attack on free speech on the internet and should be of massive concern to all Youtube users, as the government seems to be moving to censor individuals directly, putting them on the same regulatory footing as global corporations like the BBC and CNN. As a government agency, ATVOD’s clearly flawed working practices and their alignment to the corporate media pose a direct threat to our personal liberty and freedoms.”
UK Column co-editor Mike Robinson says, “it used to be that to produce high quality ‘studio based’ video content, the financial barrier to entry was very high. Today, with ‘television studios in a box’ costing as little as a few hundred pounds, ATVOD seems to be attempting to extend its remit to even the “one man band” producer operating out of his bedroom. This is a dangerous road to tread.”
Further detail can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0zP0ATo15w
The UKColumn is a self funded voluntary community news organisation receiving no commercial advertising or sponsorship. It particularly focuses on the exposure of fraud, corruption and crime within the UK’s political and banking arena, and the interwoven stealing, trafficking and abuse of children facilitated by paedophiles at the highest level of the political and establishment society. UKColumn has been fearless in exposing the subversive activity of the political charity Common Purpose, the BBC and other major mainstream media, and has led publicity of several unique cases of child stealing and abuse by the British State. Working alongside the British Constitution Group, the UK Column has also continued to track and expose the wider subversive Westminster attack on the British Constitution and Bill of Rights – two vital foundation stones of our freedoms and liberties. UK Column has also been at the forefront of the campaign to reinstate the Bradbury Pound as our debt free national currency.
The UK Column’s Brian Gerrish and Mike Robinson can be contacted by telephone on +44 1752 478050, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
ATVOD is the independent co-regulator for the editorial content of UK video on demand services that fall within the new statutory definition of On Demand Programme Services.
Documentary Maker Needs Your Help
Marco Jackson has produced a superb documentary entitled The Truth Behind The Dash For Gas. The full documentary as it stands is available for viewing here: https://vimeo.com/93174379
Although the documentary is finished in terms of content, it still needs to brought up to broadcast standard if it is to go on general release, and for that Marco needs to raise some money.
He is running a Kickstarter campaign to raise £4,500, of which £1,825 is already raised.
If you can help with any contribution, no matter how small, please go to https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/952900563/the-truth-behind-the-dash-for-gas
Daily Mail exposure of common purpose and esmee fairburn –
Dear All this is a very important article as it takes the CP analysis and links into the heart of the beast – the so called charity trusts funding the so called ‘third sector’
rgds Brian G
Sometimes one feels danger and discovers that the impending danger is big. However, when this danger reaches you, you feel it was far greater than you had earlier expected.
We are all today feeling the danger facing the region and Iraq.
I, however, believe that we are not feeling the real extent of the danger.
Some believe that this danger will affect them in an indirect manner, others believe that this danger will get close to their borders,
whilst others believe the danger will stop at the borders.
Some may think that some appeasement may ward off this danger for good or for a long time.
In fact, all will be in the middle of this danger and all will be targeted,
perhaps not directly in the first place, but in stages.
I believe that we never felt the real extent of the danger of many things that happened in the past.
This includes the Sykes- Picot agreement, the Balfour Declaration, the creation of the State of Israel, and today the issue of Iraq.
Calls for Renewed War in Iraq
‘Surely, what’s happening now in Iraq and Syria must serve as a final wakeup call that we have been led into a horrific situation in the Middle East by a powerful Lobby driven by the interests of one tribe and one tribe alone.
And this man was a British Prime Minister:
“Who knew that he would become a great friend of George Bush and would want to keep bombing people
and would be so passionately interested in making money
and live this strange life with the billionaire super-rich
on yachts and private jets?”
[well someone did]
Proof that no planes were used in 9/11?
blair/bush witch project
10-YEAR-OLD [Girl]: 6 times in care, 6 times abused, back to Social Workers not Parents!
Still don’t believe the state steals children with the help of ‘our’ police?
Controversial TV on The Edge
– Live from AV5
Ian R. Crane:
PREPARE YOURSELF FOR THE RETURN OF THE ALTERNATIVE VIEW
Friday 16 May to Monday 19 May 2014
Staverton Park Hotel, Daventry Road, Staverton, Northamptonshire NN11 6JT, England
Time flies, and by May 2014 it will have been over four years since the last Alternative View conference. From 2008 to 2010, four ‘AV’ gatherings gave those assembled a look ‘over the fence’ at the reality which surrounds the bubble of propaganda and misinformation, which confronts us all on a day-to-day basis. The events were weekends away, a chance to swap information with like-minded people, to network, to form alliances, and were not just a series of lectures.
And so many years later, all those wise words, which seemed fantastical at the time, have become part of the awakened consciousness of those who have chosen to look beyond what we are told in the mainstream media.
So many issues are now surfacing from the depths, to be seen in public view. The establishment are fighting a rearguard action to keep the lid on so many issues, but the truth is seeping out on all fronts. Fracking, institutionalised paedophilia, political and corporate corruption, the poisoning of our food and water. All of it influenced by the ‘Big’ cartels working together to prove that the few really can control the many – Big Pharma, Big Farmer, Big Finance.
With more and more people becoming frustrated by not knowing what to do with the knowledge they have acquired, the time is right for the return of The Alternative View. Yes, you’ll have plenty of well-researched evidence and facts to ponder, regarding what is really going on around us. The added ingredient will be how to use this knowledge to make a difference, to accelerate the change, the ‘paradigm shift’ which we all know is just around the corner.
The Alternative View will deliver on it promise to not be just an event, but the foundations of a community. We will facilitate a community of shared values which supports, nurtures and encourages an alternative sustainable existence. An existence which does not differentiate between race or creed, but is founded upon mutual respect, understanding and support.
CLICK ON AV5 for details
If you are visiting this website, you probably already know that something is not quite right in how events are being portrayed. This conference is all-encompassing; by joining us from Friday evening until the early hours of Monday morning will you see the entire ‘Big Picture’ unfolding in front of you.
Due to limits in numbers we can cater for, only packages for the full weekend are available. We have deliberately chosen a central location to respond to feedback we have received, so that for anyone, anywhere in the UK, it’s not that far to travel. It is not an experience suitable for ‘day trippers’, or those only wishing to come along to see just one or two speakers. The line-up is being chosen so that, when combined, the entire scope of what is facing us will be understood.
Indeed, why would you want to only come along for part of this jigsaw of revelation? Bring your partners with you – even if the subject matter is not to their liking, then the venue’s excellent leisure facilities will keep them occupied, while you gain the tools you need to help spread the word. Even if you live locally, you will be missing out if you’re not with us for the whole of the conference weekend, so there’s no opting-out of taking up the accommodation. The price will be the same whether you stop one, two or three nights – the ultimate encouragement to immerse yourself fully on the scope of interaction that is on offer.
For many it might be just a weekend away, but at another level it’s the next part of your journey…
Humanity versus Insanity – The Crane Report – Episode 10
Trust your Doctor. Trust your lawyer. Trust your Police force. Trust your bank. Trust your utility companies. Trust your Government. Only a few years ago, the majority of the global population would have gone along with all those sentiments, but now there have been a succession of disasters, scandals or even puzzling stubbornness which mean we have to question everything.
On the eve of AV5, the latest Alternative View conference (www.alternativeview.co.uk), here we pick ten individual thinkers who can give you evidence you won’t see on the news-stands or in news bulletins.
All you have to do is listen up, and apply critical thinking.
The subject matter might raise an eyebrow at the very least, or could quite possibly be the beginning of your journey down what people in-the-know call ‘the rabbit hole’…
Ten Speakers Who Will Challenge Your World View
Knowledge is power, is a little knowledge a dangerous thing?
Capital controls are a favorite tool in a bankrupt or domineering government’s toolbox. You should be familiar with them and how to preempt them.
“Apart from the obvious anomaly that this WAS a pilotlessable (!) plane, a small detail he fails to take into account, it is clear he takes a rather fatalistic and indifferent approach to the loss of so many people.”
Ian R. Crane returns to discuss distribution of wealth
Creativity and Non-Conformity Now listed as a Mental Illness by Psychiatrists
What happens to a society when thinking outside of the box or being righteously enraged about your government going in the wrong direction becomes an excuse to be sedated and re-educated? It seems we don’t have to go too far back in history to find out.
BofE “the act of lending creates deposits — the reverse of the sequence typically described in textbooks.”
Mark Carney’s Deception
Watch Mark Carney’s failed attempt to deceive the MPs about his policy implementations.
Listen carefully and hear him admit loosening policy and increasing inflation is being implemented.
UK Budget Day
Alternative to Austerity Farce
The Bradbury Pound
19th March is Budget Day, and we will be gathering in London to promote the Bradbury Pound. Our purpose will not be to protest, but to educate – the public, …
Lobbying? “Big Companies Run This Country [UK] Not Politicians” – Eileen Chubb – the truth in under 2 minutes.
We have nothing to fear from the debt-creating bankers! Their reign over us is over! – Justin Walker (email@example.com)
THIS IS ESSENTIAL INFORMATION THAT MUST GO VIRAL.
The Bradbury Pound Centenary (1914-2014) has been launched with the signing of a House of Commons Early Day Motion by five MPs.
The Crane Report – Episode 1 – the very first edition of ‘Humanity vs Insanity’, Ian R Crane with Brian Gerrish
Office for National Statistics Highlight the Lies Behind Cameron’s Pathetic Spin
Ian Fraser – Tony Gosling
City of London: World’s organised crime capital. Ian Fraser: Shredded, The Rise & Fall of RBS PublicEnquiry
Nudge, nudge, ‘Applied Behavioral Psychology’
They Wouldn’t do that, would they?
Q. “Do you think Cameron knows what he’s doing?
A. Well yes and no, he’s a puppet.
Whatever your take on David Icke,
maybe there are lessons to be learned
by all of us from this turn of events.
“UK citizens not protected by common law, they are controlled by statute law. Police don’t know what’s going on” Roger Hayes
“Banks extracting interest on money they fraudulently claim to lend” Roger Hayes
”Corporations have taken over the government and turned it against its own people.” — Ralph Nader, The Progressive magazine, April 2000, p39
UK full time care worker
training to be a part time soldier?
Senior Roma says Britain should be more concerned about its bankers ‘stealing billions’ than surge of beggars from Eastern Europe in 2014
Wealth inequality in the UK
Published on Oct 8, 2013
Inequality has been rising for 30 years. The gap between rich and poor is the widest since the second world war. If current trends continue, we will have reached Victorian levels of inequality in 20 years. Sign up to our weekly email briefings to get the full facts. http://inequalitybriefing.org
Machine guns raised at Work & Pensions Committee public 9th December 2013
Dear Ministry of Justice,
My questions refer to security surrounding the Work &
Pensions meeting held on 9th December 2013 at 16:30 in the Wilson
According to multiple witnesses (members of the public, mainly
physically or mentally disabled) who arrived to observe the above
meeting, they were initially met by standard airport and court type
security, metal detectors, belongings checked, they were frisked -
all pretty much what I would expect.
The public area was off camera (although some public members did
appear in view of the camera to find their seats and I did witness
one electric wheelchair user briefly on camera).
However the witnesses stated something rather disturbing which
wasn’t seen on camera which could explain their unusual silence
throughout the proceedings. There were several policemen or
security guards with machine guns, not pointed down, instead
pointing TOWARDS the public area throughout this meeting.
1. Who asked for these guards with machine guns to be
present at this meeting?
2. Who specifically asked for these guards to keep their machine
guns pointed toward the public area?
3. Please provide the report which deemed it necessary to have
guards with machine guns pointed toward the public during this
4. Please can you confirm that you hold, and if possible provide
the document(s)which state security with machine guns were present
in that room throughout those proceedings?
5. Were members of the attending public informed in advance
that they would have to sit with machine guns pointed at them
during these proceedings?
My sixth question is only for if you’re unable to answer any one of
the above questions.
All Wars are Bankers’ Wars – 44min docu