Most taxpayers know that evading tax is a crime, but how many of us know that paying tax, council tax, fines, PAYE, can also be a war crime?
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He regularly travelled to Syria and Libya to fight with ISIS linked groups with the permission of British intelligence, and allowed to return to Britain.
But when Blair does speak, we can be certain he won’t mention one key fact: Before the 2003 invasion of Iraq led by the U.S. and U.K., he was forcefully and repeatedly warned by Britain’s intelligence services that it would lead to exactly this type of terrorist attack — and he concealed these warnings from the British people, instead claiming the war would reduce the risk of terrorism.
And with just over two weeks to go until the general election, these findings are another blow to the Prime Minister. But despite the ruling, the media are barely reporting the story.
In 1998, 75 people (including children) were washed up on the British Sovereign Base Areas (SBA) in Cyprus, after their boat got into difficulty off the coast. Initially detained for some months, they were granted refugee status under the 1951 Refugee Convention.
After months of examining what little footage exists from the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria’s Idlib Governorate from the 4th of April, Russia Defence Minister Sergey Shoigu has reached the conclusion that the entity of the footage is fake.
Saudi Arabian oil is drying up, and scientific research by international drilling companies show that Yemen’s unexploited oil reserves are greater than the combined reserves of all the oil-rich Gulf states.
As many of you already know, every year at noon on the 15th of May we come together in Tavistock Square at the Conscientious Objectors’ Stone to remember all those who established and maintain the right to refuse to kill. The hour-long ceremony will consist of some short speeches, songs written and lead by Sue Gilmurray, a minutes’ silence and the laying of flowers.
When Parliament enacted two new laws it made it a criminal offence for a person to ask for, receive or provide money knowing or suspecting that [some of] it may be used for the purposes of terrorism or war.
As the law defines terrorism as the use of firearms or explosives endangering life for a political cause, and the Supreme Court has stated that the definition would appear to extend to military activity aimed at bringing down a foreign government, even where that activity is approved by the UK government” and the UK Government uses money raised by taxation to pay HM forces to use high-explosive weapons and firearms to endanger and take lives in Iraq and Syria, and there is nothing in the legislation excluding tax from the crimes, it is clear that collecting or paying tax while HM Government uses some of the money for the purposes of terrorism or war is a criminal offence.
21st Century Wire
Upon my return from Aleppo, where we had visited three of the main, abandoned, White Helmet/Nusra Front centres in Sakhour, Marjeh and Bab Al Nairab, I had the privilege of speaking to Edward Rhymes of the Rhymes Media Group. Listen ~