HomeBlogBlack Triangle and DPAC Confront Professor Mansel Aylward at IFDM2012 Imperial College London
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  • DAVID A SHAW September 11, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Superb, we must challenge these CHARLATANS at every opportunity.

  • kasbah September 12, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Excellent-so glad you did this, Black triangle and DPAC- this scandal needs to be made public. I think the public would be sickened by this nauseating money-making from death and misery machine.

  • pete September 12, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Watching the Hillsborough Report – all the talk about the role of the police, the media etc in the tragedy is illuminating . Cameron was very quick and precise about the invidious role played by them. Funny how he can’t see his government and the media doing exactly the same thing in relation to disabled people!!

    Hypocrisy rules okay

  • pete September 12, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    what Cameron said about media manipulation of the Hillsborough tragedy in relation to the fans:

    FINDINGS: ATTEMPT TO BLAME THE FANS

    Second, the families have long believed that some of the authorities attempted to create a completely unjust account of events that sought to blame the fans for what happened.

    Mr Speaker, the families were right.

    The evidence in today’s report includes briefings to the media…

    …and attempts by the Police to change the record of events.

    On the media. Several newspapers reported false allegations that fans were drunk and violent and stole from the dead.

    The Sun’s report sensationalised these allegations under a banner headline “The Truth.”

    This was clearly wrong and caused huge offence, distress and hurt.

    News International has co-operated with the Panel and, for the first time, today’s report reveals that the source for these despicable untruths was a Sheffield news agency reporting conversations with South Yorkshire Police and Irvine Patnick, the then MP for Sheffield Hallam.

    The Report finds that this was part of police efforts – and I quote – “to develop and publicise a version of events that focused on…allegations of drunkenness, ticketlessness and violence.”

    In terms of changing the record of events, we already know that police reports were significantly altered but the full extent was not drawn to Lord Justice Taylor’s attention.

    Today’s Report finds that 164 statements were significantly amended – and 116 explicitly removed negative comments about the policing operation – including its lack of leadership.

    The report also makes important findings about particular actions taken by the police and coroner while investigating the deaths.

    There is new evidence which shows that police officers carried out police national computer checks on those who had died …

    …in an attempt – and I quote from the report – “to impugn the reputations of the deceased.”

    The Coroner took blood alcohol levels from all of the deceased including children.

    The Panel finds no rationale whatsoever for what it regards as an “exceptional” decision.

    The report states clearly that the attempt of the inquest to draw a link between blood alcohol and late arrival was “fundamentally flawed”.

    And that alcohol consumption was “unremarkable and not exceptional for a social or leisure occasion”.

    Mr Speaker, over all these years questions have been raised about the role of the government – including whether it did enough to uncover the truth.

    It is certainly true that some of the language in the government papers published today was insensitive.

    But having been through every document – and every government document including Cabinet Minutes will be published – the Panel found no evidence of any government trying to conceal the truth.

    At the time of the Taylor Report the then Prime Minister was briefed by her private secretary that the defensive and – I quote – “close to deceitful” behaviour of senior South Yorkshire officers was “depressingly familiar.”

    And it is clear that the then government thought it right that the Chief Constable of South Yorkshire should resign.

    But as the Rt Hon Member for Leigh has rightly highlighted, governments then and since have simply not done enough to challenge publicly the unjust and untrue narrative that sought to blame the fans.

    ………………………………………………………………………………………………..

    What is the difference between the above and how disabled people are portrayed in the media thanks to IDS and Grayling and Cameron himself???? They cannot have it both ways!!!

  • JD September 12, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    “What is the difference between the above and how disabled people are portrayed in the media thanks to IDS and Grayling and Cameron himself???? They cannot have it both ways!!!”

    I completely agree with this statement. History repeats itself again.

  • Annie September 12, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    100% spot on. I would like to see those responsible read the above every day until they admit their guilt.

  • Findlow September 12, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    This is absolutely brilliant!! Thank you so much, what a wonderful thing to see. I’d have signed if I knew about it, so sorry to have missed it. Thanks to your work, it really feels as if the massive elephant in the room of Unum etc., is being exposed to the sharp light of day. Very much looking forward to seeing the film you made.

  • Humanity2012 September 12, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    May Justice and Right Sweep Aside In Justice and Wrong

  • Humanity2012 September 12, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Studying the Chequer Estate Act 1917 Minister of the Crown Act 1937 and the Present Salaries of the Prime Minister and Senior Ministers Today it Appears that the Chequer Estate Act Granted the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom a Country Residence whilst the Minister of the Crown Act set out Salaries for Members of the British Government and the Official Opposition.

    The Salary of the Prime Minister in 1937 was Set at £10,000 Pounds a Year

    Today the Prime Minister gets in the Region of £142,500 Pounds a Year Cabinet Ministers £134,565 Pounds a Year and Ministers of State £98,740 Pounds a Year after the 5% Pay Cut they Agreed Bearing in Mind that the Con Dem Cabinet are Essentially Millionaires

    Strange Sort of Austerity to have a Salary of Well over £1,000 Pounds a Week and then Begrudge the Not Born into Wealth and Privilege and the Disabled Basic Living Welfare Benefits .

    The Rich Lording It Over The Poor.

  • Findlow September 12, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Just seen a horrible thing – I’ve always trusted the Co-op, and now look what’s happened. This is from 2009, anyone know if it’s still true? Because if it is, heaven help Co-op employees. Co-op bigwigs need to read all your recent posts, Black Triangle…:

    “London, 22 July 2009
    Atos Healthcare, the number one occupational health provider in the UK1 and a business division of Atos Origin, today announced that it has won a contract with the Co-operative Group (tCG) and Cooperative Financial Services (CFS).

    Under the new contract, Atos Healthcare will provide occupational healthcare services for the 82,000 employees who serve around 10 million customers a week through food, pharmacy, travel, funeral care, motor dealerships, legal and financial services. Atos Healthcare will provide pre-employment referrals and absence management including physiotherapy and workstation assessments to help improve employee wellbeing and reduce absence.”

    http://www.atoshealthcare.com/news/news_coop_chooses_atos

  • Sharon September 13, 2012 at 12:54 am

    I cant help thinking that this is all part of the coverup surrounding ME? I bet ME is the fault of an injection or treatment for something else, The Gov knows this so has buried the info in the hope that by the time it is released, most of those affected will be dead so cannot sue them! I am not just being paranoid, you only have to see the news today re Hillsborough to know its not beyond the realms of possibility!

    • Findlow September 13, 2012 at 6:52 pm

      The late Mark Purdey, an organic farmer and self-taught neurobiologist, rattled a lot of cages when he did research on the links between agricultural chemicals and neurodegenerative diseases.

      http://www.purdeyenvironment.com/

      Drs such as the very excellent Sarah Myhill are convinced that ME is at least in part an environmental illness. We live nowadays in such a soup of chemicals – agricultural, domestic, food additives, that it would’nt be suprising that some people, probably with a genetic pre-disposition, will be made chronically ill by their cumulative effects. So, lots of vested interests who stand to lose out if people can prove they are being poisoned by everyday chemicals.

  • kasbah September 13, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    I think the denying ME thing is a cynical cruel way of saving money – after all money is the new God or whatever, the new goal. I would urge those with ME to try to get a letter from their GP or Consultant if they have one as to the nature of the illness- I’ve had to do that with regards to Fibromyalgia, so that it is in black and white ion front of the ATOS button pushers, or the Appeal Tribunal.

  • Merry Cross September 13, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Mansel Aylward claimed that he has always said that ME is physical and not psychological…. but UNUM deny this. And they advise government.

  • pete September 13, 2012 at 6:29 pm
  • Humanity2012 September 14, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Truly a Country Turned Upside Down and a Sick Society

  • Al July 22, 2013 at 4:29 am

    Could anybody help me with dying!!

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