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originally posted by: Grambler
a reply to: Vasa Croe
No no no!
Don't you know anything!
18 billion dollars from Soros is ok and couldn't make any change anyways.
Working with British spies to collude with Russians against trump, that's ok too.
Foreign money and influence is always ok and no big deal as long as it supports a globalist agenda.
So that 18 billion is no big deal.
Now 100 thousand dollars in Facebook ads from russia, that is a real evil plot that stole the election from Hillary.
originally posted by: theultimatebelgianjoke
a reply to: smurfy
Meet the Scottish Tory behind the £425,000 DUP Brexit donation
Cook is at the centre of a political scandal raging in Northern Ireland. Back in February, an openDemocracy investigation found that donors had taken advantage of Northern Ireland’s secretive electoral laws to funnel hundreds of thousands of pounds to the DUP’s pro-Brexit campaign. Under pressure, the DUP revealed that the party had received £425,622 from a group called ‘the Constitutional Research Council’. Over £32,000 of this money was spent on data analytics company AggregateIQ, a small Canadian outfit that has been linked to Donald Trump’s billionaire backer Robert Mercer and Cambridge Analytica, who are now at the heart of an investigation by the Information Commission.
We know almost nothing about the Constitutional Research Council. The outfit has no formal legal status. What we can say for sure is that it is chaired by Cook, and he has promised to fund the pro-union campaign in any future Scottish independence referendum.
“More people with more money are ready to step up to the plate this time compared with the last referendum” Cook told the Sunday Times earlier this year. He didn’t reveal who those people are.
The DUP has also refused to say who the backers behind the CRC are, and there is little to suggest that Cook himself is a major donor. Former Conservative colleagues describe Cook as “a nice guy but not a rich guy”.
Cook – who could not be contacted for this piece – appears to retain an interest in Scottish politics. He is listed as an advisor on Think Scotland, a conservative-minded website funded by Scottish unionist businessman Robert Kilgour. Think Scotland is owned by former Tory MSP Brian Monteith. Monteith was head of press during the referendum for Leave.EU, the campaign group run by Arron Banks and Nigel Farage.
Cook’s interests are not confined to politics. Since general election defeat in 2010, he has been involved in a number of international business deals. In 2012, his company Cook Consulting (UK) Ltd held a press conference in Glasgow announcing its involvement in a £640m water desalination project in Pakistan. The firm failed to submit accounts in 2014 and was dissolved by Companies House via compulsory strike-off in 2015.
In 2013, Cook founded another company called Five Star Investment Management Ltd with the former head of the Saudi Arabian intelligence agency, Prince Nawwaf bin Abdul Aziz. The prince’s son is the Saudi ambassador to the UK. The other director of the company was Peter Haestrup, a Danish national who has been connected to the Purulia arms drop case, a long-running multinational scandal that involved weapons being dropped over the Indian province of West Bengal in 1995.
ive Star Investment Management Ltd was registered at Mr Cook’s Glasgow address. The firm filed no accounts with Companies House, and was dissolved in December 2014.
Cook also has connections with right-wing pressure groups in the UK. He was Scottish spokesperson for Conservative Friends of Israel and for the Campaign Against Political Correctness, a campaign allied to the Freedom Association, a right-wing Eurosceptic pressure group that supported apartheid in South Africa. Back in 2009, Richard Cook spoke alongside current Tory MSP Murdo Fraser at a Freedom Association fringe event at the Conservative party conference in Perth to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Margaret Thatcher’s 1979 election victory. Freedom Association Chief Executive Simon Richards later praised Cook as “one of the hardest working PPC’s (Parliamentary Prospective Candidates) anywhere in the country”.
The Freedom Association has historical links with Northern Ireland. Among its original founders was Ross McWhirter, a controversial journalist who campaigned for strict restrictions on Irish people in Britain, including making it compulsory for all Irish people in Britain to register with the local police and to provide signed photographs of themselves when renting flats or booking into hotels and hostel. McWhirter was shot dead by the Provisional IRA in Enfield in 1975.
The Freedom Association boasts of “friendly links” with the Democratic Unionist Party. In 2007 and 2008, leading DUP politicians Jeffrey Donaldson and Sammy Wilson were involved in Freedom Association “fact finding” events in Northern Ireland. At the time, the Freedom Association said it had “taken a close interest in Ulster matters from its earliest days and is keen to strengthen its ties with the province and to demonstrate its support for the Union.” Donaldson was the chair of the DUP’s Brexit campaign – his name appeared on the election material that the CRC’s £425,000 donation paid for – and Wilson was a prominent pro-Brexit DUP voice throughout the campaign, regularly appearing in the media.
originally posted by: TobyFlenderson
a reply to: Vasa Croe
It's all a big joke. Soros and all the other rich bastards have influenced society and governments for generations. They run the world through their NGO's and lobbyists and the whores that we call politicians soak up the money like tin-pot dictators. The entire system needs to be blown up. If you just drain the swamp it will fill itself back in with the same type of slime that was just pumped out. Lobbyist, agency capturing, PAC's and bloated campaign chests need to be eliminated.
originally posted by: rickymouse
Do you see the people he was addressing about ties to Soros....smirking and laughing at him? It shows you how they feel they are untouchable. These people actually believe they are on the right side, that Soros's plan to dominate the world is correct.
They cannot see what is happening, the influence of one man to actually create a dictatorship run by a small group and take away people's rights unless they follow them is not the right direction. You will either be an elite or a surf in this new society, no middle class, no upper class, this is not the way it should be. If you want to work hard then build a little nest egg so you can do more when you want to, you should be able to. I see the only way that their system can work, make everyone a slave to the society just like the Romans did, just like the royal families did. Elite and pawns, none of us will ever be an elite.
originally posted by: smurfy
He hasn't, this is a man who continues to lift his £100.000 a year at the EU, and who hardly ever attends there, who is actually an elitist. This is the man who in May 2016 said a 49/50 BREXIT result wasn't good enough, and that he would be back campaigning...he said that thinking he would lose
Of course when the vote went the other way, he went round Westminster telling all remoaners to get used...what a hypocrite.
Then he left UKIP to get a job with Trump, (courtesy of Mercer btw) and now he's back again, lifting his £100.000pa at the EU as he laughs at the people, and you never know given his dealings with certain people over these last years at least, this 'great British Nationalist' could even be considered a traitor.