Steve Brine MP Lobbied Head of NHS

BREAKING: The Chair of the Health and Social Care Select Committee, Steve Brine MP, is under investigation after allegations he lobbied the head of the NHS on behalf of a firm he received money from.  According to reporting on Matt Hancock’s leaked WhatsApp messages, Steve Brine MP, who is Chair of the Health and Social Care Committee in Parliament, may have lobbied for the NHS to hire medical staff from a recruitment firm that was paying him £1,600 a month. The Health Select Committee is supposed to scrutinise the Government’s running of the NHS – our most beloved public service – on behalf of the … Continue reading Steve Brine MP Lobbied Head of NHS

Nowrus Day

What is Nowruz and why do we celebrate it? The word Nowruz (Novruz, Navruz, Nooruz, Nevruz, Nauryz), means new day; its spelling and pronunciation may vary by country. Nowruz marks the first day of spring and is celebrated on the day of the astronomical vernal equinox, which usually occurs on 21 March. It is celebrated as the beginning of the new year by more than 300 million people all around the world and has been celebrated for over 3,000 years in the Balkans, the Black Sea Basin, the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Middle East and other regions. Inscribed in 2009 … Continue reading Nowrus Day

Daniel Peacock – Actor turned hero

Daniel Peacock was born in 1958 in Hammersmith, London, and attended Ashmole School. He has had success as a television series writer, director and actor. He starred in several television series, including Assaulted Nuts, The Young Ones, Little Armadillos, Only Fools and Horses, Robin of Sherwood, The Bill, Doctor Who and Casualty. He appeared in many films, including Bloody Kids, The Supergrass, Riding High, Porridge, Quadrophenia, and Gandhi. The very versatile 64-year-old actor has taken on a role at Hastings Court Care Home in East Sussex these days as a entertainment worker and carer at the home and says he … Continue reading Daniel Peacock – Actor turned hero

Statewatch march bulletin

Statewatch News, 3 March 2023 (also available as a PDF) In this issue: And: new technologies, rights and counter-terrorism policy; EU online content removal orders without judicial review; EU roadmap on police cooperation; “internal security needs” and digital policy.  —————————————- Migration policy undermining access to information The ongoing, expansive enforcement of EU migration policies – at the EU’s borders and beyond – has detrimental effects in a whole host of areas: the right to life, the right to non-discrimination, the right to privacy and the rule of law more broadly. Today, we publish a new analysis, ‘Migration policy overspill: access to information … Continue reading Statewatch march bulletin

The bombing of the rainbow warrior

The sinking of the Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior was a major event that occurred on July 10, 1985, in Auckland, New Zealand. The Rainbow Warrior was a ship owned by the environmental organization Greenpeace, and it had been docked in Auckland as part of a campaign against French nuclear testing in the South Pacific. On the night of July 10th, two agents from the French intelligence agency, the Directorate-General for External Security (DGSE), placed two limpet mines on the hull of the Rainbow Warrior. The explosions sank the ship, killing one crew member, Portuguese photographer Fernando Pereira. The crime was apparent … Continue reading The bombing of the rainbow warrior