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Friend of Matt Hancock Wins£14.4 Million PPE Contract

10 February 2021

The firm is owned by the wife of a horse breeder who has donated thousands to the Health and Social Care Secretary, reports Sam Bright

A firm owned by a family associate of Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock was awarded a Government contract for the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) worth £14.4 million.

The Government today released details of the contract awarded to CH&L Limited in April for isolation gowns. The owner of the firm has told Byline Times that, due to “unforeseen logistical circumstances,” the contract was not fulfilled and the deposit paid by Hancock’s department was returned to the Government.

CH&L Limited was incorporated in January 2020 with one director – a Mr Chun Lei Li. In June that year, Frances Stanley was appointed as the second director of the firm, and later in the year appears to have become the sole person with significant control of the company.

The firm does not seem to have a website, though its Companies House page states that it is an agent “specialised in the sale” of products, and also a supplier of “human health activities”.

Chun Lei Li appears to be a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a member of the Newmarket Chinese Medicine Centre.

For her part, Stanley is a director of Newmarket Racecourse, based in Hancock’s West Suffolk constituency, and has direct ties to the local MP.

Primarily, her husband Peter Stanley – also in the horse racing business – donated £5,000 to Hancock’s office in June 2019. When asked about his donation to Hancock, Stanley was later quoted as saying that the minister “recognises that horse racing is more of an industry than a sport,” adding, “he knows better than most that we are a huge export industry and foreign currency earner.”

Frances Stanley appears to have worked with Hancock on various projects related to Newmarket – sitting on a delegation with the MP about investment in local rail services, for example.

The commercial alliance of British horse racing, the Jockey Club, is also based in Newmarket and Hancock has been a vocal advocate for the sport in the past. The minister has received substantial funding from individuals linked to the sport, with estimates suggesting he has fundraised nearly £70,000 from horse racing benefactors.

Dido Harding, appointed by the Government to run the nation’s testing and contact tracing programme, also holds a board position at the Jockey Club – alongside Peter Stanley.

In this context, it is worth remembering that the Government, controversially, allowed the Cheltenham horse racing festival to go ahead in mid-March last year. Held over several days, the festival attracted more than 250,000 visitors, including a final-day crowd of nearly 70,000, and was accused of being a COVID-19 super-spreader event. The UK entered a nationwide lockdown barely 10 days after the conclusion of the festival.


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1 hour ago, Macnamara said:

Primarily, her husband Peter Stanley – also in the horse racing business – donated £5,000 to Hancock’s office in June 2019. When asked about his donation to Hancock, Stanley was later quoted as saying that the minister “recognises that horse racing is more of an industry than a sport,” adding, “he knows better than most that we are a huge export industry and foreign currency earner.”


It would be interesting to hear what Peter Stanley (and the ludicrous Matt Hancock) makes of the threatened gambling affordability checks (£100 a month loss limit) that would devastate the horseracing industry (and gambling industry in general). This is disingenuously being proposed as a way of protecting reckless punters, but it's really a portent of a cashless society where every transaction you make will be monitored:



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This is an article from the latest issue of the Light Paper exploring what the WHO is and does, including its connections with Big Pharma, and Director General Tedros Adhanom's ties to the Gates Foundation, GAVI and marxist political party The Tigray People's Liberation Front.






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BBC names as new chair ex-Goldman Sachs banker who advised Boris Johnson and gave £400k to UK's ruling party

17 Feb, 2021 17:43
A former Goldman Sachs investment banker who donated hundreds of thousands of pounds to the UK’s ruling Conservative Party has been officially named as the BBC’s new chairman, the government said on Wednesday.

The BBC board chair is appointed by the Queen on the advice of the government and comes with a £160,000 ($221,000) annual salary for three to four days work per week.

Richard Sharp, who was offered the role last month, will serve a four-year term, during which he will be responsible for safeguarding the state-run broadcaster’s independence.

The 65-year-old held several senior posts in his 23 years at Goldman Sachs and at one point was the boss of UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak, whom he has also advised in an unpaid role during the pandemic.

Sharp was also economic adviser to UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson when he was mayor of London and has donated more than £400,000 ($554,000) to the Conservative Party.

The ex-banker, who is reported to be a “bipartisan” appointment to the BBC, will be tasked with leading the broadcaster through a tumultuous time.


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Matt Hancock broke the law by failing to reveal coronavirus PPE contracts worth billions of pounds', High Court rules

  • A law project took legal action against Department of Health and Social Care 
  • The Government is required by law to publish a 'contract award notice'
  • The Good Law Project argued there had been a 'dismal' failure to comply 

By Emer Scully For Mailonline

Published: 18:43, 19 February 2021 | Updated: 21:50, 19 February 2021

Matt Hancock unlawfully failed to publish details of billions of pounds' worth of coronavirus-related contracts, the High Court has ruled. 

The Good Law Project took legal action against the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) for its 'wholesale failure' to disclose details of contracts agreed during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Government is required by law to publish a 'contract award notice' within 30 days of the award of any contracts for public goods or services worth more than £120,000.

At a hearing earlier this month, the Good Law Project and three MPs - Labour's Debbie Abrahams, the Green Party's Caroline Lucas and Liberal Democrat Layla Moran - argued there had been a 'dismal' failure by the DHSC to comply with the obligation.

They also claimed the Government was breaching its own transparency policy, which requires the publication of details of public contracts worth more than £10,000.

In a ruling on Friday, Mr Justice Chamberlain said: 'There is now no dispute that, in a substantial number of cases, the Secretary of State breached his legal obligation to publish contract award notices within 30 days of the award of contracts.

'There is also no dispute that the Secretary of State failed to publish redacted contracts in accordance with the transparency policy.'

The judge said that the obligations to publish details of such contracts 'serve a vital public function and that function was no less important during a pandemic'.

He added: 'The Secretary of State spent vast quantities of public money on pandemic-related procurements during 2020.

'The public were entitled see who this money was going to, what it was being spent on and how the relevant contracts were awarded.

'This was important not only so that competitors of those awarded contracts could understand whether the obligations ... had been breached, but also so that oversight bodies such as the National Audit Office, as well as Parliament and the public, could scrutinise and ask questions about this expenditure.'


Alex Bourne with Health Secretary Matt Hancock when he was landlord of the Cock Inn in Thurlow, West Suffolk. He was asked to supply tens of millions of Covid tests to the NHS after exchanging Whatsapp messages with the Health Secretary

It comes after the former landlord of Mr Hancock's local pub supplied tens of millions of Covid tests to the NHS after sending him a personal WhatsApp message - despite his company having no previous experience of making medical supplies. 

Alex Bourne got to know the Health Secretary while running the Cock Inn in Thurlow, West Suffolk, a few hundred yards from the Conservative MP's constituency home. The pair are also Facebook friends. 

He later set up Hinpack, a packaging manufacturer, which is now supplying a distributor contracted by the NHS with two million test tubes a week, as well as around 500,000 plastic funnels for test samples. How much the company is being paid is not yet known. 

The Government has faced repeated claims of cronyism over its £18billion rush to source PPE and other equipment during the Covid crisis, with ministers criticised for handing lucrative contracts to personal contacts with no experience in the sector. 

Mr Bourne admitted to exchanging personal WhatsApp messages with Mr Hancock but denied his connection helped win the business. He said Hinpack was a British manufacturing success story that had retooled to meet an urgent demand. 

The way the Government sourced PPE and other equipment during the early stages of the Covid crisis has repeatedly drawn criticism, and was detailed in a recent report by the National Audit Office (NAO). 

Many companies with zero experience of supplying PPE won multi-million pound deals while suppliers with political contacts were ten times more likely to get business.

The NAO said it would launch an urgent investigation into one extraordinary deal for surgical gloves and gowns with a Florida-based jewellery designer where Spanish businessman, Michael Saiger, who served as a middleman, was paid an astonishing £21million in UK taxpayers' cash.

The report - which came out last week, sparked claims the Government had frittered away huge sums of public in flawed and uncompetitive contracts, sometimes buying 'useless PPE', with the 'taxpayer now reaping the ruin'. 

In another case, Sabia Mokeddem, a 23-year-old investor from Lyon, France, was given £880,000 to supply 55,000 coveralls despite not having any experience in the sector.

She said she acted as a go-between for a wholesaler in Hong Kong and has since completed delivery of all the coveralls, priced at £16 each. Miss Mokkedem said the coveralls cost £11 before the pandemic – but they charged £16 as market demand and rising cargo costs pushed up prices.  


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Annual report on global preparedness for health emergencies

Global Preparedness Monitoring Board September 2019


Page 39


Progress indicator(s) by September 2020

• The Secretary-General of the United Nations, with the Director-General of
WHO and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, strengthens
coordination and identifies clear roles and responsibilities and timely triggers for
a coordinated United Nations systemwide response for health emergencies in
different countries and different health and humanitarian emergency contexts.

• The United Nations (including WHO) conducts at least two systemwide training
and simulation exercises, including one covering the deliberate release of a
lethal respiratory pathogen.

• WHO develops intermediate triggers to mobilize national, international and
multilateral action early in outbreaks, to complement the existing mechanisms
for later and more advanced stages of an outbreak under the IHR (2005).

• The Secretary General of the United Nations convenes a high-level dialogue
with health, security and foreign affairs officials to determine how the world
can address the threat of a lethal respiratory pathogen pandemic, as well as
managing preparedness for disease outbreaks in complex, insecure contexts.




This document was written in 2019, contributors include Dr Fauci and Jeremy Farrar of...  Wellcome (page 42)













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Investigation: MP’s and SAGE Heavily Invested In Vaccine Industry

Posted by Robert Redfern | Feb 16, 2021

The UK Government is on a mission to vaccinate the entire population of the UK with an experimental gene therapy. Their supposed reasoning is to protect us all against a “deadly” virus. But that just isn’t the case, the resulting disease statistically kills only 0.2% of those it infects and the majority of those deaths are aged over 85 and have underlying health conditions.

So the question remains, ‘Why does the Government and it’s scientific advisors so desperately want to vaccinate every man, woman and child in the United Kingdom?’.

Well ‘The Daily Expose’ investigated by following the money, and this is what we found…


In April 2020, the ‘Chief Scientific Advisor’ to the UK Government – Sir Patrick Vallance was placed in charge of the new ‘Vaccine Taskforce’. The aim of this taskforce was to “drive forward, expedite and co-ordinate efforts to research and then produce a coronavirus vaccine.”

So isn’t it interesting how by July 2020 the UK Government signed a contract with GlaxoSmithKline to secure 60 million doses of an untested, experimental “vaccine” treatment that was still being developed to combat SARS-CoV-2? Interesting because the chief scientific advisor and head of the ‘Vaccine Taskforce’ has £600,000 worth of shares in the pharmaceutical giant, GlaxoSmithKline.

Sir Patrick, who has had huge influence in dictating the Government’s response to the alleged SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, has over 43,111 shares in the company. But the conflict of interest doesn’t end there. Sir Patrick Vallance used to be the president of GlaxoSmithKline.

He joined the company in May 2006 as ‘Head of Drug Discovery’, going on to become Senior Vice President of Medicines Discovery and Development, before finally becoming President in 2006.

When the pompous Health Secretary, Matt Hancock found out about this he said: “Well, I didn’t know about it until I read it in the newspapers.” Pushed on whether he thought he should have been informed as Health Secretary, he replied: “No, not particularly”.


Just recently, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England – Jonathan Van Tam said that it was “perfectly possible” a “CV” vaccine could be licensed for children by the end of the year. Stating that he believes “most of the major manufacturers are beginning to turn their attention “to licensing vaccines for under-18’s”.

But we’ve been repeatedly told that children are at no risk to the CV-19 disease, so why on earth do we need to vaccinate them?

Well, Professor Van Tam’s career history can possibly clarify why he is so eager to see children vaccinated against a disease they supposedly don’t suffer from.

Van Tam joined the pharmaceutical industry in 1997 as an associate director at SmithKline Beecham. He then went on to become Head of Medical Affairs at Roche in April 2001, before joining Aventis Pasteur MSD in February 2002 as the UK medical director.

In 2010 he became an advisor to the World Health Organisation, during the over-exaggerated H5N1 influenza pandemic. His advice was to roll out a mass vaccination programme to combat the H5N1 influenza virus, and that advice was followed. But guess who manufactured the H5N1 influenza vaccines and made billions of pounds? SmithKline Beecham and Roche, two pharmaceutical giants that Van Tam worked for.

So do you think Van Tam wants to vaccinate children for the good of their health? Against a disease we’ve been told they don’t suffer from. Or do you think he wants to vaccinate children in order to make billions for the companies he serves?


That’s two of the main influencers on UK Government policy so far who have major ties to the pharmaceutical giants, with both Vallance and Van Tam having ties to GlaxoSmithKline, and Van Tam also have ties to pharmaceutical company ‘Roche’. Well, there’s another man who has had great influence on the Government’s “CV” strategy, and he also has major shares in ‘Roche’.

His name is Sir John Irving Bell, and he is a Canadian immunologist and geneticist. Sir Bell also had a role in the ‘Vaccine Taskforce’ alongside Sir Patrick, but there’s another role he held that is of particular interest to our investigation.

Sir John Irving Bell has worked as an adviser to the Department of Health and Social Care since 2017, and headed the ‘National CV Testing Scientific Advisor Panel. He also chaired the Government’s new test approvals group, which assesses virus diagnostic tests. One of the tests assessed and approved, back in May 2020, was an antibody test. The manufacturer of this antibody test being the pharmaceutical giant ‘Roche’. So it must just be a coincidence that Professor Van Tam has ties to the firm, and Sir John Irving Bell has shares amounting to £773,000 in Roche?

£13.5 million of the British taxpayer’s money was spent on these antibody tests but Public Health England later declared they were “unreliable”.


Which brings us to the elected members of parliament who are voted in to serve the people of the United Kingdom. The ones who have had the final say on the policy to combat the alleged CV-19 pandemic.

The Health Secretary – Matt Hancock received a £10,000 donation for his leadership campaign in 2019 from Wol Kolade, the head of Livingbridge private equity firm. This firm owns Vanguard Healthcare, which provides mobile facilities such as operating theaters and wards. We wonder if Vanguard had anything to do with the Nightingale hospitals that were erected, never used and dismantled at a cost of half-a-billion pounds?

Mr Hancock has also awarded a contract to the tune of £5.5 million of taxpayer’s money to a family friend for the provision of mobile testing units. The contract was awarded to EMS Healthcare, which is run by an Iain Johnston – the former business partner of Shirley and Robert Carter, Hancock’s mother and stepfather.


Education secretary Gavin Williamson received £3000 from St Philips Care Caledonia Ltd in November 2019, while Waveney MP Peter Aldous registered a donation of £2000 to the General Election Fighting Fund from Althea Healthcare Properties.

Mike Freer, MP for Finchley and Golders Green, registered a £10,000 donation in January from Advinia Health Care, which operates care homes.

Steve Brine, MP for Winchester, who is listed as an event speaker for Sigma pharmaceuticals company, receiving £1667 a month for up to 16 hours of “speeches, networking and Q&A sessions”. He is also a strategic adviser to Remedium Partners, a healthcare recruitment firm, working on an “ad-hoc basis” at a rate of £800 a day. Brine states in the register he consulted ACoBA about both of the appointments.

Finally, we come to the Vaccine Deployment Minister, Nadhim Zahawi. Mr Zahawi’s wife, Lana Saib is the owner and director of ‘Warren Medical Limited’, which was incorporated under the name ‘Zahawi Warren Limited’ on the 10th June 2020. The company has another two directors named Ahmad Shanshal and Jaafar Shanshal – who are the sons of Nadhim Zahawi. It is not clear what this newly formed company currently does in the healthcare sector but we’re sure the vaccine rollout will have something to do with it.


We could go on forever as the corruption doesn’t end there. But perhaps we’ll save Professors Neil Ferguson and Chris Whitty for another day.


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On 2/20/2021 at 10:34 PM, Mr Chinnery said:





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Covid-19, trust, and Wellcome: how charity’s pharma investments overlap with its research efforts



Government adviser


In addition to its work through WHO, Wellcome also influences the pandemic response through Farrar’s position on the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies advising the UK government on covid-19, as well as his board seat on the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, a leading public-private partnership in the pandemic that has pledged more than $1bn to covid-19 vaccine development.8 He also features frequently as an expert in the news media, including The BMJ, where he has cited the potential of specific drugs against covid-19.910 These advisory and media activities seem to overlap with Wellcome’s £28bn endowment, which has at least £1.25bn invested in companies working on covid-19 vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics: Roche, Novartis, Abbott, Siemens, Johnson & Johnson, and—through its holdings in the investment company Berkshire Hathaway—Merck, AbbVie, Biogen, and Teva.11


Farrar sits on Wellcome’s internal investment committee, which plays a broad advisory role regarding the trust’s endowment.12 Wellcome would not comment on the desirability of Farrar’s dual roles—helping manage the trust’s money and its charitable mission—and it declined multiple requests to interview Farrar or the charity’s other representatives.


The full scope of Wellcome’s investments in companies working on covid-19 is unknown because the trust also refused to disclose to The BMJ the details of its investment portfolio, most of which is described only generally as being invested in “hedge funds,” “public equities,” “private equity,” or “property.”13 Wellcome publishes on its website a list of a few dozen of its largest individual corporate investments, and The BMJ uncovered additional information about Wellcome’s endowment through financial regulatory filings it made in the United States.


On the basis of this limited public reporting Wellcome seems to be expanding its covid related investments, reporting last summer nearly two million shares in Abbott Laboratories, a major supplier of covid-19 diagnostic tests.14 Wellcome’s regulatory filings state that, from July to October 2020, the value of its 1.95 million shares in Abbott increased from $178m to $212m, a windfall for the non-profit charity.15


Wellcome reports gains of £3.3bn from all investments in 2020, three times more money than the trust gave away in charity.13






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Department of Health did £90,000,000 deal with firm listed in Chinese hotel room


The Department of Health (DHSC) signed two PPE deals worth more than £90 million with a state-backed Chinese firm listed at a hotel room in Beijing, newly-published documents show. The heavily-redacted contracts have emerged as the Government is accused of signing off ‘secretive big money deals’ with foreign firms despite British companies having tendered their services. Matt Hancock’s department spent an estimated £9.5 billion on vital PPE equipment during the first wave as it tried to rush supplies to the NHS supply chain, according to Tussell market intelligence. The deals struck with Beijing Union Glory Investment Co. Ltd feature in documents which were released last week. The largest amount was £69.9 million, paid for surgical theatre gowns in a contract that began in May 2020. Under the terms, 70% of the contract value was to be paid by transfer through China Everbright Bank within three working days of the deal being struck.






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On the back of the Ipsos Mori poll yesterday which apparently revealed overwhelming public support for vaccine passports, Unity News Network (UNN) have written this article on funding Ipsos Mori has received from the Gates Foundation to the tune of $3,250,953.




Here is the link to the Gates Foundation page confirming the grants awarded to Ipsos Mori.


https://www.gatesfoundation.org/about/committed-grants?q=ipsos mori#jump-nav-anchor0




Furthermore, the CEO of Ipsos Mori, Ben Page, is a member of the WEF and has attended Davos. Here is his profile on the WEF webpage.






And here is a short clip of him speaking at Davos in January about increasing vaccine confidence and overcoming issues of trust and hesitancy.



The UNN article also highlights the leading questions asked in the poll and questions the methodology used.


Surely this is evidence enough of huge conflicts of interest, and of the likelihood that any Ipsos Mori polls are being manipulated and used to steer public opinion in the direction of accepting vaccine passports and anything else that the deranged controllers may dream up.


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On 4/1/2021 at 6:44 PM, Mitochondrial Eve said:

Surely this is evidence enough of huge conflicts of interest, and of the likelihood that any Ipsos Mori polls are being manipulated and used to steer public opinion in the direction of accepting vaccine passports and anything else that the deranged controllers may dream up.


Polling companies have been manipulating people for years. I wrote about this on my website a couple of years ago now.


So it is my opinion, that rather than opinion polls merely ‘reflecting the mood of the nation’, they are also being used by the Establishment through their friends in the media to actively ‘shift the mood of the nation’.

From: https://thegrumpyowl.co.uk/2018/09/08/opinion-polls-and-the-sheep-mentality/

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What we really need is a Great Reset, but not the one the elite are planning.


We should bring out the guillotine, and the rope. Fuck the lethal injections. NO MORE MONEY for Pharma.


Start with the government, one by one - ALL Parties. They all support this shit. Follow with every single Doctor / drug dealer / pharma salesman. The bastards KNOW what they are doing is harming people. They don't deserve to live. In fact the blade and the rope are too quick for them. they should SUFFER as they made us suffer. We can then add all the woke, snowflake, chinless, limp-wristed, knuckle-dragging, fucking morons that cheer on the government and demand more of the same.


Finally we go after Gates, Soros, Tedros. Fauci and their chums and we would need to put our heads together to determine how they should be made to shuffle off their mortal coil and join Satan and his demons in the darkest pits of HELL. It must be slow and VERY painful. 


I volunteer my services for FREE to operate Madam Guillotine. We can display their fucking heads on spikes to decorate London, and burn their bodies at stakes to save money on street lights! Give them a bit of their own austerity 

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Covid-19 Passport from iProov and Mvine Moves Into Trial Phase

13 January 2021

Mvine and iProov announce today their design for a simple, secure and widely recognised Covid-19 immunity and vaccination passport will now move into live testing. The Mvine-iProov passport enables a person’s test result or vaccination status to be registered and proved without disclosing their identity, and without the need for extensive new infrastructure.

With additional backing from Innovate UK, which initially funded the development of a successful working prototype, the Mvine-iProov passport will now be tested by Directors of Public Health within the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK. Mvine and iProov aim to complete two trials by 31 March 2021, giving Directors of Public Health across the country the confidence to deploy the passport at scale to benefit their local areas. 

Crucially, the Mvine-iProov passport can be plugged into the NHS’ existing infrastructure, enabling it to meet the specific needs of local Directors of Public Health and any overarching national requirements. This flexibility ensures that areas in different tiers or levels of vaccination rollout can set appropriate policies and enforce them with confidence. 

The Mvine-iProov passport has been developed quickly and cost-efficiently, with a total £75,000 investment from Innovate UK following a call for ideas in April 2020. It is expected this investment in UK innovation will help businesses and employees return to work, and enable families and friends to reconnect, more quickly and more responsibly than would otherwise be possible.

Frank Joshi, Director at Mvine, said: Without the need for an extensive new infrastructure, the Directors of Public Health will learn how our innovation is used to promote public health and protect citizen privacy. Unlike some other digital solutions for Covid-19, this technology reduces the burden on frontline services and cost-effectively assures a secure and safe way to enable the return to work, return to school and return to the kind of life that people want to lead.”

Andrew Bud, CEO at iProov, said: Ensuring consumer trust, security and privacy is essential to the success of projects in this space. iProov enables all three. Our Genuine Presence Assurance technology secures the link between the citizen and Mvine’s test status solution in this project, which we think can make an important contribution to forming the national response to the COVID-19 crisis.”





Eddie Alleyn


Eddie spent 35 years working for the UK Government, in the FCO, Cabinet Office and MOD. For the last five of those years, until the end of 2016, he was Chair and CEO at HMGCC, leading teams designing, integrating and manufacturing secure systems of various kinds for Government use.

Since leaving Government service, Eddie now has a portfolio of Executive and Advisory roles with a small number of innovative tech and cyber security start-ups and scale-ups in London, including iProov. He sits on the Advisory Board of a large investment fund, with a focus on Defence and Security. He also advises SANS Institute, especially in connection with DCMS’s Cyber Schools Programme. He is a Fellow of the IET, and sits on its Information Technology Policy Panel.


Peter Sugarman


Peter is a Partner and the Chief Operating Officer of JRJ Group, a growth-oriented investment firm, providing capital, deep operational expertise and strategic guidance to its portfolio companies. Peter’s thirty-five plus year career with JRJ Group, Lehman Brothers, Rabobank and J.P. Morgan spans the fields of corporate finance, tax, accounting, and mergers and acquisitions structuring, as well as investing in large numbers of early stage companies, many with a technology focus.

Peter holds BA and MA degrees in History and Law from Cambridge University. In addition to his role as director of iProov, he serves as Non-Executive Chairman for Optimum (SME) Finance Ltd, director of Fireaway Inc., and as a director for various other JRJ Group portfolio companies.


Andrew Bud CBE FREng FIET


Andrew founded iProov in 2012. He is an experienced technology entrepreneur and leader, with a career spanning thirty years in mobile.

In 1999 he founded mBlox, which became the world’s largest provider of SMS transmission for enterprise applications. As CEO, Andrew built the firm into a successful high-throughput technology-based service business. Andrew also chairs MEF, the global trade association of the mobile content and commerce industry.


He was made a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) by the Queen in the 2020 New Year Honours List.






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Were the judges named? How hard can it be for international police investigative forces to look up the names of those judges and crosscheck them for pharma stock market shares. A conflict of interest of that degree would nullify the ruling. Then the big job would be finding a judge that does not have these ties to pharma. 


All I know about police/court relationships is that cops never cite a judge found driving while pickled. I know of stories about judges retaliating against cops for not playing along. Giving tgem a rough time in court. Making them wait all day to be heard. Pressure tactics. They play very dirty.


I am bringing this quote over from the megathread as I feel that my reply is most relevant to this thread.


A report was compiled dated February 2020 called 'NGOs and the Judges of the ECHR 2009 - 2019'. The findings were that at least 22 of the 100 permanent judges were linked to NGOs which are "politically more powerful than many States". This includes, for example, Open Society Foundation and Amnesty International. These NGOs have been involved in at least 185 ECHR cases yet, according to UK Column in their broadcast today, "there is no procedure to abstain from sitting at Court" and "judges are not compelled to inform the President if their objective impartiality might be open to question". In short, conflicts of interest do not need to be declared.




And, according to the question posed in the link below, the Council of Europe receives private funding from George Soros and the Gates Foundation.





Even though the Council of Europe is an intergovernmental organisation, it receives private funding. According to the data on voluntary contributions published on the Council of Europe's website, its two main private funders are George Soros' Open Society and Bill Gates' Microsoft company, which contributed €1,527,466.67 between 2004 and 2013 and €967,078.07 between 2006 and 2014 respectively to the organisation. The public documents do not specify the conditions and purposes of these payments.


The Committee of Ministers was asked to make the documents public, to specify what the funds were used for and what the legal framework was for the payments. I don't know if there has been a response to this yet.

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Bill Gates’ Web of Dark Money and Influence – Part 1: Philanthropic Narrative Shaping

Posted on May 23, 2020, Author Derrick Broze

In 1994, the story goes, Bill Gates asked his father, William Gates Sr., to help him “improve reproductive and child health” by founding and leading the William H. Gates Foundation. Gates Sr. agreed and by 2000, the Foundation was merged with the Gates Learning Foundation to become the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. According to the Foundation, Bill Gates has donated $36 billion of his personal wealth to the foundation. The Foundation is estimated to be valued at $46.8 billion.

For the last two decades the Foundation has invested in a range of controversial companies and projects while pursuing their goal of improving global health and access to vaccines and reproductive care. This has all been done as part of Gates’ plan to reshape his public image as that of a friendly and kind billionaire whose only aim is to help the world. The reality is much more suspect.

Let’s take, for example, the Netflix documentary mentioned above, Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates. Rather than being a genuine look at the life and personality of Gates, the documentary failed to acknowledge conflicts of interest which might portray the film – and Bill Gates – in a different light. In a recent explosive investigation examining the reach of Gates’ money, The Nation noted that, “in the first episode, director Davis Guggenheim underlines Gates’s expansive intellect by interviewing Bernie Noe, described as a friend of Gates.” Noe goes on to tell of Gates reading 150 pages an hour with 90 percent retention. However, The Nation reported, “Guggenheim doesn’t tell audiences that Noe is the principal of Lakeside School, a private institution to which the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has given $80 million.” Coincidentally, this is the same school that the Gates’ children attend.

Of course, using the foundations wealth to influence media coverage is not new for Bill Gates. Although The Guardian claims editorial independence, their Global Development section is funded in part by The Gates Foundation. The foundation has also given more than $9 million to The Guardian, over $3 million to NBC Universal, over $4 million to French newspaper Le Monde, over $4.5 million to NPR, $1 million to Al-Jazeera, and $49 million to the BBC’s Media Action program. In light of these investments it’s easy to understand how Gates could quickly organize a speaking tour of his favorite media outlets.

Corporate media outlets are not the only beneficiaries of the Gates foundation. They have also invested in controversial technologies and companies, including Monsanto, geoengineering, 5G technology, and vaccines.

MintPress News recently reported on how the Gates Foundation helped highly controversial pharmaceutical and chemical giant Monsanto Corporation gain a stronger foothold in Africa.” MPN also notes that the foundation funded a, “flawed clinical trial of the HPV vaccine in India in 2009, where 23,000 impoverished girls aged 9-15 were exposed to potentially lethal drugs without even their parents’ consent, leading to seven deaths.”

In 2010, it was also reported that since 2007, Gates had given $4.5 million to study geoengineering methods for altering the stratosphere to reflect solar energy, techniques to filter carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere, and brightening ocean clouds. Geoengineering is the deliberate mass scale manipulation of the weather for the stated purpose of reducing heating on the planet. The Guardian previously noted that Gates gives “an undisclosed sum” to geoengineering proponent and Harvard professor David Keith. Gates also owns majority stake in Keith’s geoengineering company, Carbon Engineering. Prominent geoengineering researcher Ken Caldeira says he receives $375,000 a year from Gates and works for Intellectual Ventures, a private geoengineering research company part-owned by Gates and run by Nathan Myhrvold, former head of technology at Microsoft.

The Foundation has also invested $10 million towards developing antennas which will accelerate the roll out of controversial 5th generation cellular technology, otherwise known as 5G.

The concerns around Bill Gates fortune and his use of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to influence pet projects is not the only worry expressed by critics of the foundation. The larger – and more immediate – is that unelected billionaires like Gates are using their fortunes to shape public policy using their philanthropic foundations. This method of investing billions of dollars in the form of tax-deductible charity donations to private companies is allowing Gates to shape policy and profit by holding stock in the same companies supported by the Gates Foundation.

A recent investigation by The Nation uncovered more than 19,000 charitable grants from the Gates Foundation in the last two decades. They also found $2 billion in these tax-deductible charitable donations to private companies. Companies receiving these donations include GlaxoSmithKline, Unilever, IBM, and NBC Universal Media. The Nation noted that the Gates Foundation has given $250 million to media companies and “other groups to influence the news.”

The Nation found close to $250 million in charitable grants from the Gates Foundation to companies in which the foundation holds corporate stocks and bonds: Merck, Novartis, GlaxoSmithKline, Vodafone, Sanofi, Ericsson, LG, Medtronic, Teva, and numerous start-ups.

You might see the previous statement and ask, “how can this be legal? Is it not a conflict of interest to hold stock in a company which you also give tax-free donations?” The simple fact is there are not rules or laws against doing exactly what the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation are doing. While some might argue that Bill Gates’ scheme is brilliant – donate your fortune by forming a foundation which can give tax-deductible donations to companies you partly own and reap profits while avoiding taxes – it is allowing him to hide his money in a myriad of ways. It has almost become impossible to track every donation, investment, or other partnership.

The Nation concluded, “it is difficult to ignore the occasions where their charitable activities seem to serve mainly private interests, including theirs—supporting the schools their children attend, the companies their foundation partly owns, and the special interest groups that defend wealthy Americans—while generating billions of dollars in tax savings.”

Other notable facts from the investigation include that the Gates Foundation’s “$50 billion endowment has generated $28.5 billion in investment income over the last five years” while only giving away $23.5 billion in charitable grants. Additionally, a 2007 LA Times investigation found that the organization was involved in subprime mortgage loans and for-profit hospitals which reportedly performed unneeded surgeries. The Gates Foundation is also reportedly invested in chocolate companies that use child labor.

It would be a mistake to see the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as merely a vessel for a rich man to hide his money and reap immeasurable profits. No, the Foundation is “more than a collection of grants and projects” says Dr David McCoy, a public health doctor and researcher at University College London and an advisor to the People’s Health Movement. McCoy says the Foundation “operates through an interconnected network of organizations and individuals across academia and the NGO and business sectors” which allows Bill Gates to “leverage” influence” in a kind of “group think.”



Edited by Macnamara
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