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    The corruption of the UK political system displayed.


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    An excellent, detailed video, depicting a most sophisticated form of Fascism, functioning on the highest plateau(s) of national governance.

    And yet, western expats have the audacity to berate the kindergarten levels of dictatorial-corruption, within the current Thai government,.....eh?

    The governing "good ole boys" have learned (quite-well) from their Mama, no doubt. Anyway, thanks for sharing. I appreciate your effort. Cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TuskegeeBen View Post
    within the current Thai government,
    Their "concerns" are more widely spread, than just Thailand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Their "concerns" are more widely spread, than just Thailand.
    When one does no dirt to others, then one has no paranoid "concerns", resulting from the first instance....., eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack101 View Post
    In a nutshell???

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    Quote Originally Posted by TuskegeeBen View Post
    When one does no dirt to others
    Who can honestly say they have not "done some dirt to another" during their lifetime? Either by an activity or an inactivity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    In a nutshell???

    Ian Hislop urges investigation into Michael Gove and Rupert Murdoch | TotalPolitics.com

    Parliament should investigate the relationship between Michael Gove and Rupert Murdoch, the editor of Private Eye has argued.

    Ian Hislop told MPs that there were questions to be answered around Gove’s return to The Times as a columnist and book reviewer.

    “I think it would be possible to look at Mr Gove’s relationship with Mr Murdoch,” he told the Commons public administration and constitutional affairs committee.

    Gove is known to have maintained close relations with Murdoch during his time in government. During the Leveson inquiry he hailed the media mogul as “one of the most impressive and significant figures of the last 50 years”.

    He has now returned to The Times — where he previously worked before being justice secretary and education secretary— to write a regular column for the Murdoch-owned paper. The appointment was announced in September and immediately triggered speculation at News UK that it was a staging post to the editor’s chair.

    Hislop’s suggestion was initially rebuffed by committee chair Bernard Jenkin, who asked him: “Are you seriously suggesting someone whose profession is journalism should not be allowed to carry on their profession if they are no longer a minister?”

    But Hislop hit back: “I sat through the entire proceedings of Leveson in which one of the main points was the closeness of the relationship between senior members of the Conservative party and Mr Murdoch. And Mr Gove has had a number of meetings with him when he was in various of his departments.

    “So I think there is a question there about when you are in office… imagining a future when you might need the generosity of say Mr Murdoch to sustain your career and whether that would influence that decisions you’ve made."

    Still apparently unconvinced, Jenkin asked: “How readily do you think he was anticipating being where he is now at this particular moment?

    Hislop replied: “Judging by the look on his face on the morning of Brexit he wasn’t.

    “But we’re saying it might have been in the back of his mind.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    In a nutshell???
    An excellent discussion of the subject of Politicians moving, the revolving door syndrome, to private companies they had "dealings with" during their civil service employment, which seems to be conducted similarly, all over the world.

    The select committee members seemed very much on the same page, in terms of the concerns, as the two Private Eye team, but may have different views as to how to control the obviously being corrupted exiting, rendered "moral rules".
    A tray full of GOLD is not worth a moment in time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    had "dealings with"
    yes - why do they need to personally " know " each other - only leeds to incestuous circle jerks - then they hide the deals citing commercial secrets etc

    bring on transparency via blockchain records of all public moneys and discussion via the same

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    An excellent discussion of the subject of Politicians moving, the revolving door syndrome, to private companies they had "dealings with" during their civil service employment, which seems to be conducted similarly, all over the world.

    The select committee members seemed very much on the same page, in terms of the concerns, as the two Private Eye team, but may have different views as to how to control the obviously being corrupted exiting, rendered "moral rules".
    ...and absolute power corrupts, absolutely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by baldrick View Post
    then they hide the deals citing commercial secrets etc
    The implications were that even if their diaries indicate the meetings took place the "minutes" are, allegedly, not kept. They use general terms to hide the real discussions or possible fictitious meetings.

    More importantly parliament has an organisation that signs off on these new positions and their records are even more opaque. Of the 750 referrals for investigation, all 750 passed with no denials.

    Unfortunately there appears to have been a previous report 4 years ago, whose suggestions have never been adopted.

    As you suggest the usage of a block-chained depository is not only ideal for "posterity" but also for accuracy, open government and public confidence in their elected HOC and HOL representatives. As the PI team suggested that would be an enviable position to ensure politicians delivering their promises and if not, having financial penalties. Equal to the ex-public servants new job remunerations and possible legal action if "modifications" are found.

    Their was an article I scanned suggesting, ETH/BTC I think, talking about it's price being manipulated by releasing more tokens. They suggested that a blockchain record of the release sizes, the timing and who released them, would illustrate some dubious movements to token prices last/this year.
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