Expenses fraud still out of control in the House of Lords

Instead of reigning in expenses and saving the public-purse some money, the House of Lords expenses system has shown an increase in expenses paid to the peers in the first three months of implementation to a whopping £6million – that compares to £4.5million in the same period the previous year.

Peers such as Lord Taylor of Warwich and Lord Hanningfield have been found guilty of cheating on their expense claims and have been convicted of fraud – neither of them have had the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) applied to them and although they have been order to repay thousands of pounds back, they have held on to their homes and their lives while less fortunates have to deal with a complete and utter destruction of their lives at the hands of the government departments such as the DWP.

While ordinary people are being crippled by the use of terrorist legislation used inappropriately, MPs, council officers, civil servants and even the expenses watchdog are getting away with spending tax-payers money for personal items and for personal gain – the inequity is staggering.

 

Law Lords change POCA to stop claims for compensation due to false allegations

Because government departments are so corrupt and incompetent, they are using the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 as a ‘catch all’ for allegations of fraud.  When those allegations turn out to be spurious and nonsensical, they care nothing for the damage that has been done to the victims of POCA.

Families are being torn apart, businesses are closed down on a whim, people are being put out on the streets and the law does nothing to protect them from misfeasance and false allegations.  Due to the number of successful awards being made the Law Lords have recently put into place amendments to POCA which prevent victims from claiming compensation for the loss they suffer as a result of governmental incompetence.

POCA HAS NO PLACE IN A DEMOCRACY – IT UNDERMINES THE VERY FOUNDATION OF DEMOCRACY, COMMON LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS.

Discounted justice for guilty pleas

Cameron reckons that he ‘understands public concerns on crime’ – does he?

There are two sides to the justice coin; on one side, people are concerned about the increase in crime but on the other there is a huge amount of concern about the decrease in justice.  We’re not talking about criminals being brought to justice for crimes that are proven – we’re talking about the assumption of guilt over innocence and the removal of fundamental rights that serve only to create criminals; justice has become a matter of ‘procedure’ and it’s not serving us well.

Insane and ill-conceived Acts are being allowed through parliament without any serious debate or proper consideration.  These so-called laws, while being completely contrary to Common Law and Human Rights tend to remove your ability to defend yourself from spurious accusations that because they follow ‘procedure’ are themselves classed as ‘evidence’ even though no real evidence exists – we’re back to the ‘being arrested for resisting arrest’ scenario.

When the ConDem’s got into power, old Nick Clegg was straight onto the ‘Your Freedoms’ bandwagon with a pretend website asking Joe public what laws they felt needed to be repealed or at least looked into.  There was a huge response against things like the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 which is one of Common Purpose and New World Order’s major tools; it negates all rational thinking and makes a criminal of any accused of any crime, even those for which POCA was not made – it’s a constitutional nightmare.

So what happened to this suggestion?  Nothing happened – we’re all aware of the weak, wishy-washy changes that have been made to ‘protect’ us and give us back our freedoms – what a waste of time.

THERE IS NO JUSTICE; THERE IS ONLY PROCESS AND PROCEDURE.

What cost justice … not allowed to tell you

Increasingly, the application of justice is wholly dependent on how much money you have.

The recent granting of gagging orders for ‘high profile’ individuals never report on the cost of those gagging orders but certainly only those with money are applying for them so there must be some cost; Lib Dem MP John Hemming claims that it’s the rich and famous who are usually granted gagging orders and that the cost of bringing legal action means the law only offers protection to the rich.

When applications are granted, the recipient becomes a ‘defendant’ and has no opportunity to state their case or defend their position – in the words of one such person, they have “been made a non-person” by the order and would have to commit thousands of pounds to defend their right to free speech.

So how is it that one persons rights can be trampled on by another person?  It can only be through the fact that money brings power.  When two people enter into an extra-marital affair, those already in a relationship are showing their disdain for their marriage and their partner in that marriage and must understand the repercussions should their partner find out about the affair.

Does this give them the right to use their position to protect their indiscretions at the expense of another persons freedom of speech?  In all honesty, wouldn’t we all want to keep our secrets to ourselves and prevent them being broadcast to the world, especially if we were already in the public eye and perhaps our career depended on keeping my secret?

Due to the courts involvement perhaps we will see more rich people entering into affairs more readily because they do not fear exposure, surely such a mind-set would make them ever more egotistical and contemptuous of their fellow man (or woman) because of the protection they feel money can buy them.

Should the courts be protecting the identity of such people?  In this corrupt nation of ours, anything goes – if you can pay for it.  Money is the new religion where those who have it, use it to stamp on the rights of others, the government support this stance because they behave this way all the time – every aspect of our lives is overshadowed by legislation that threatens to criminalise us if we “fail to comply”.

The courts have become tax collectors simply there to enforce the many methods of fining that have come into being through 4,289 new laws under Labour – that’s 33 new monthly ways to make you cough up some money to pay a fine … ka-ching!

When injustice becomes law – rebellion becomes duty

From Patrick Cullinane’s address in the House of Commons on 23 April 2009

“Her Majesty’s CONSPIRATORIAL justice system in the UK has ROBBED me of
EVERYTHING: NOW, I WANT EVERYTHING BACK! IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST AND THE INTEREST OF JUSTICE, I WILL NOT LIE DOWN FOR HER MAJESTY’S CONSPIRING CRIMINALS.”

Under the terms of the Magna Carta treaty, every human being has the right to enter into Lawful Rebellion against the corrupt system that seeks only to impose legislation that takes unlawful taxes from our pockets without any attempt to legitimise their actions against the very people they are charged with protecting – the government is treasonous and must be brought to account..

Freedom is in peril.. defend it with all your might

JOIN THE REVOLUTION AGAINST INACTION

THIS WARTIME POSTER WAS PRODUCED BY THE MINISTRY OF INFORMATION IN 1939 AT THE BEGINNING OF WW2; 400,000 OF THESE POSTERS WERE PRINTED AND USED ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO MOTIVATE THE PEOPLE AND TO REMIND THEM WHAT THEY WERE FIGHTING FOR

DEMOCRACY & FREEDOM FROM OPPRESSION

The very thing our governments of late have forgotten about and the very thing those representing us in Parliament are trying to brush under the carpet – it has to stop else the millions who gave their lives to defend our freedoms gave their life in vain; grandfathers, grandmothers, fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, husbands, wives, sons and daughters all gave of themselves to ensure we remained free from fascist and to uphold the principles of democracy – let’s make sure they didn’t give their lives for nothing.

DWP defies court order

The Legal Services Department of the DWP has failed to adhere to the directions given by a Crown Court Judge putting them in contempt.

The Department for Works and Pensions took legal action in 2010 but have not yet made charges.  The DWP used the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 legislation normally reserved for crimes of terrorism; drugs; prostitution and gun running making accusations of benefits fraud.

Mrs K Hill, a spokesperson for the DWP in her reply to an enquiry made on by an MP says that “all action taken during this investigation, including the use of Management Receivers and the exercise of POCA powers, has been proportionate and necessary as part of the investigative process” and that the investigation is “conducted with due consideration of all legal guidelines and with appropriate guidance from DWP Solicitors”.

Under the powers of POCA, there is an entitlement to £250 each per week for living expenses.  This money is paid from the accused own bank accounts and money.

Initially, the DWP failed to make money reliably available for 16 weeks.  The situation resulted in an order being made by the Crown Court that the DWP had three days to sort out the living expenses.

Despite this order, the DWP remain unable to make the living expenses reliably available causing extreme duress, financial distress and making it impossible to buy food or to pay utility bills or rent.  The cold weather had dire consequences on existing health problems and disabilities resulting in a deterioration as a result.

There had been no income since July 2010 and despite the matter being brought to the attention of the ministers responsible for the DWP, including Gill Aitkin, the Director General of DWP Legal Services; they remain without basic human necessities – the Equalities & Human Rights Commission are taking an interest in the matter as such a situation is clearly not “proportionate and necessary”.

None of those having responsibility for this situation have commented.