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Met police admit mistakes in Westminster paedophile ring inquiry | Society | The Guardian
&! bit.ly/1OLDAwm //&! bit.ly/1Pv5gnj - Westminster paedophile ring inquiry 'not a shambles', says police chief Met commissioner says criticism of Operation Midland is unfair but admits detectives have found it difficult to corroborate some allegations
Met  Police  Scotland  Yard  UK  Toff  Westminster  Establishment  Privileged  pedophilia  corruption  nepotism  bribery  history  British  Empire  Margaret  Thatcher  abuse  of  power  Monarchy  Operation  Midland 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
Andy Burnham's identified the right problem - but his solution falls short
[House of Lords is] simply Yes-Men and Women picked by the parties for their loyalty. [ Latest example is Michelle Mone (rumored to be) picked by Conservatives, because she was publicly backing the 'NO, thanks' campaign in the Scottish Referendum. ] [...] It's positive that Lords reform is back on the agenda. But we shouldn't just tinker around the edges with unworkable and complicated plans like Mr Burnham's latest announcement. We need real reform in the upper house. We need a fully-elected second chamber - only then can we get real democracy in our politics.
House  of  Lords  democracy  Career  Politicians  No  Representation  UK  abuse  of  power  Privileged  Establishment  Toff  Westminster  nepotism  accountability  transparency  oversight  Policy  Makers  Conservative  Party  Labour  Party 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
How Much Does It Cost to Be Ambassador to Hungary? - Bloomberg View
n.pr/1AfA3NV &! The corruption here is multilayered. There is the corruption of governance and diplomacy, in which ambassadorships are sold to the highest bidder. And then there is a more subtle form of corruption, in which the people’s representatives are made to feel as if they must provide cover for the corrupt practices of the executive branch. Strangely enough, another of the Obama administration’s nominees for a crucially important ambassadorship, Max Baucus, the former Montana senator, provided a roadmap for truthfulness in the nominations process. Baucus, chosen to represent U.S. interests in Beijing, said, at his own confirmation hearing, “I’m no real expert on China.” He was confirmed by the Senate anyway. &! Google - Klüngel-Republik &! Networking wird von dem Volksmund häufig „Vitamin B“ genannt. &! Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission << money in elections, money buys politics, policy makers and votes. &! Study: US is an oligarchy, not a democracy bbc.in/1ldxBDT
USA  meritocratic  meritocracy  social  mobility  presidency  barackobama  Democratic  Process  democracy  Gini  coefficient  inequality  Power  Play  abuse  of  accountability  transparency  competency  Policy  Makers  error  folly  Political  Governance  ethical  machine  Colleen  Bell  bribery  corruption  nepotism  Klüngel-Republik  Networking  foreign  affairs  foreign  relations  diplomacy  cablegate  foreign  science  folly  compromise  economy  theory  SuperPAC  election  campaign  promises  No  Representation  oligarchy 
december 2014 by asterisk2a
DasErste.de - Monitor - Franz Beckenbauer und die FIFA: Das Ende einer Lichtgestalt?
Andrew Jennings Book FIFA, Foul!: The Secret World of FIFA: Bribes, Vote Rigging and Ticket Scandals __+++ Omertà: Sepp Blatter's FIFA Organised Crime Family by Andrew Jennings (11 Apr 2014) +++ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-27803773
nepotism  FIFA  book  Franz  Beckenbauer  corruption  bribery  Qatar  2022  golden  handshake  Power  Play  Russia  2018  conflict  of  interest  Lobbying  lobbyist  lobby  corporatism  crony  capitalism  corporate  governance  Gazprom  Andrew  Jennings 
june 2014 by asterisk2a

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