Claims that Brexit campaign referenced data on millions of UK citizens via price comparison site


With the latest twist in the Cambridge Analytica (CA) saga, attention has turned to claims of irregularities involving a price comparison website. It is possible that data held by Moneysupermarket was shared for political purposes. And if this did indeed happen, it could affect nearly 25 million voters.


It’s alleged that Leave.EU, fronted by Nigel Farage and one of the main pro-Brexit campaigns, used customer data from an insurance firm that is listed on a price comparison website.

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Time for Labour’s leaders to call their opponents’ bluff

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30530954_10156227870123320_5400229481258418176_nJewish families in Dollis Hill, north-west London, woke yesterday to find they had been the targets of a horrifying antisemitic attack. This was not an unpleasant Facebook post, or a garbled report of what someone said to someone else about what was said at a meeting, but huge swastikas and Nazi SS symbols painted on the pavement outside houses in a street where many Jewish people live, on the window at a bus stop and on street signs. It was similar to a spate of incidents that targeted Jewish families in another part of north west London in January 2017. On that occasion the attacks included a brick with antisemitic messages arriving through one family’s window. The victims of this weekend’s outrage must have been thinking, if only there was an organised campaign against antisemitism that would come down immediately, give support to the families, tell them who they think…

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Fourteen Wolves

a brilliant and inspiring post about ecosystems and cognitive ecosystems. Change is possible!

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In 1995, biologists released fourteen wolves into Yellowstone National Park as a means of managing the critically high number of elk overgrazing within the reserve. It had been more than seventy years since wolves had resided in Yellowstone, and their reintroduction triggered an event known as a trophic cascade within the park’s ecosystem.

Through hunting, the wolves altered the feeding habits of the herds of elk, forcing them to avoid locations where they were easy prey. This divergence in grazing patterns allowed aspen and willow trees to regenerate, attracting bugs, which in turn lead to various bird species moving in. Shortly after the birds arrived, beavers returned to the area, building dams that provided shelter for otters and reptiles.

In addition to hunting elk, the wolves also killed off much of the coyote population, leading to an increase in the number of rabbits and mice who called Yellowstone home. This…

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My family were murdered in a Nazi concentration camp. How DARE you accuse me of anti-semitism for supporting Jeremy Corbyn

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Jonathan Arkush – the President of the Board of Deputies of British Jews  – is smearing Jeremy Corbyn with lies about anti-semitism.

But why would he do that?

Well, you see, what Arkush and the mainstream press is not mentioning, is that  is more than a tiny bit biased when it comes to Jeremy Corbyn.

Because Arkush is a Tory. A right-wing one.

Here’s Arkush praising Theresa May and her “exceptionally warm and friendly” DUP coalition partners in the Jerusalem Post:


I can’t tell you how so, so angry it makes me that someone could cynically use false accusations of anti-semitism, which in living memory produced such terrible suffering, such utter, utter tragedy and mass murder, for petty party political point scoring.

At this point, it’s also worth pointing out that my own great-grandmother and…

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Tory NHS cuts force sick kids to be separated 100s of miles from parents

for more thoughts on the Tories visit – a piece of heartfelt light verse.

Pride's Purge

Whole counties are now so overstretched they are forcing sick children into NHS hospitals hundreds of miles away from their parents.

Debyshire is the latest area to announce there are no beds available in the whole of the county for children under 18 – in this case for children whose mental health condition means they need specialist round-the-clock care:

Children in Derbyshire with severe mental health problems will now be placed in hospitals anywhere around the country – meaning they will be separated from their parents.

Obviously most parents have to work – and will not be able to live and travel regularly to see their children.

But Conservative Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt – whose savage cuts to frontline NHS services have produced this crisis – will no doubt have private healthcare for his family, and I’m sure he will be able to grant himself sick leave were he ever…

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night and day … and on and on

A night, plagued by restless legs and a strangulated sensation emanating from the axillary lymph nodes, found me more exhausted on arising from the duvet realm, shortly after 10.00am, than I had been when I got myself into the bed 11 hours earlier. This did not bode well for the ensuing cold and damp morning and afternoon; that sense of foreboding was indeed apt.


Aches in wrists and elbows forced me to lay both laptop and tablet pc’s aside as a nausea inducing hollow ache in the armpits took control. I removed my outer garments and applied elbow and wrist supports in an attempt to alleviate the symptoms. The discomfort intensified ….


Anyway, the following poem resulted from this experience.

A write to overcome - cropped


Poem and illustration both by yours truly

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Want a real spy scandal? How about the aristocratic Conservative spy who was NEVER prosecuted?

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Heard the one about the Tory Old-Etonian Lord who despite being caught spying for the Japanese – giving them the know-how to take out Pearl Harbor and to capture Singapore resulting in 100,000 allied prisoners being taken, many of whom died in brutal Japanese PoW camps – was so well-connected he was never even prosecuted?

No? Take a bow Conservative peer William Forbes-Sempill, 19th Lord Sempill.

Scottish Tory Lord Sempill was an active member of several far-right, fascist and anti-Semitic organisations including the Anglo-German Fellowship, the pro-Nazi Link Organisation and Archibald Ramsay’s The Right Club, – a secretive organisation with the aim of ridding the Tory party of Jews.

Lord Sempill was discovered by MI5 to have been spying for the Japanese for as long as 19 years – right up to the day the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

But because Forbes-Sempill was a leading member of the Conservative…

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