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The Mystery of Quantitive Easing

Posted by seumasach on February 10, 2012

Craig Murray has hit the nail on the head. The official narrative is devoid of sense – it is merely a cover for the reality of further bailouts. We should be opposing QE i,e, bailout and, as a logical corollary, calling for the banks to be put through bankruptcy proceedings. This is the next step which must be taken if we are to avoid disaster. The state would have to take on some of the banks liabilities, having foolishly bought large shareholdings in some of them, and would have to guarantee deposits. The state itself would then be bankrupt and would have to negotiate a settlement with our creditors. Debt could be written off in exchange for our abandonment of our current aggressive foreign policy, our leaving NATO, and adoption of a policy of cooperation with our international partners. Like Scrooge buying a turkey for Bob Cratchet on Christmas Day, we would present the world with the long-awaited, ever more needed, peace dividend.

Craig Murray

10th February, 2012

The headlines all say that the Bank of England has pumped another £50 billion into the economy in the third round of quantitive easing. In fact, the money will not get far into the economy. It is given to the banks and other financial sector companies, and evidence from the previous £250 billion worth of quantitive easing is that almost all of it will stay there, being very handy stuff with which to fund massive salaries and bonuses.

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Craig Murray-Hitting a nerve

Posted by seumasach on September 11, 2009

Here is a  repost Craig Murray’s original blog posted at the time the ‘plot” hit the headlines.

See also: ITNT Archive: the Transatlantic Airlines Bomb Plot

Craig Murray’s Blog

18th September, 2006

In the UK, at least, the more serious wing of the mainstream media is beginning to catch up with the idea that all is not well here.

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Trying Again to Stop Torture: My Formal Statement for the Joint Committee on Human Rights

Posted by seumasach on March 14, 2009

Craig Murray’s Blog

13th March, 2009

WITNESS STATEMENT TO THE PARLIAMENTARY JOINT COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RIGHTS

My name is Craig Murray. I was British Ambassador in Uzbekistan from August 2002 to October 2004.

I had joined the Diplomatic Service in 1984 and became a member of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s Senior Management Structure in 1998. I had held a variety of posts including Deputy High Commissioner, Accra (1998 to 2001) and First Secretary Political and Economic, Warsaw (1994 to 1997).
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