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06 Mar '14 17:55European Political Economy
Re below: 04 Mar '14 16:05:
Spiriting away $37 billion of public funds is a lot of doing. And London abetted.
Limited developments today:
17.34 Britain is sending experts in financial intelligence, money laundering and tracing criminal assets have travelled to Kiev to help the Ukrainian government recover misappropriated assets, the Foreign Office has announced in a statement:
The National Crime Agency led task force will be working with the Ukrainian authorities to assess the scope and scale of investigations into misappropriated assets and will be identifying the best way for the UK to assist with any such investigations. The NCA team will also identify any immediate impact the situation has on the UK.
05 Mar '14 20:23President ObamaIs Obama Like Ike?
05 Mar '14 12:02European Political Economy
Snowden, Putin cited as Nobel peace candidates hit record
04 Mar '14 21:57President Obama
Eisenhower was no shrinking violet.
04 Mar '14 21:48European Political Economy
LB says it is great the government stole $37 billion of public funds. We disagree again.
04 Mar '14 16:05European Political Economy
Yes LB, watch what they do.
Spiriting away $37 billion of public funds is a lot of doing.
And London abetted.
04 Mar '14 15:53President Obama
We see yet another clash of interests between the US and Europe that bodes ill for the military/industrial complex and perhaps the global economy as it operates at present.
Future of NATO?
See the British forum 25 Feb '14 18:22:
The numbers game!
Reminds me of a response to a eulogy on the US military. "With 1.4 million active military (and maybe less) we are going to have to run the whole world as it climbs to 9.3 billion. And of our 1.4 million, about 23 percent will be at sea, and thus useless on land, where all the people are."
04 Mar '14 10:13Finance and Investment
The difficulty faced by financial audit in the UK is highlighted in today's press. Political attempts to regulate finance can be insincere. Lessons here also for NATO.
Who loses from punishing Russia?
Vladimir Putin will get away with it again – sanctions would harm us more than them
04 Mar '14 08:58European Political EconomyDowning St denies putting City ahead of Ukraine crisis
Downing Street on Monday night denied it was putting the City's interests ahead of attempts to defuse the Ukraine crisis after an official was pictured walking into Number 10 with a document warning the UK should not "close London's financial centre to Russians". Whitehall aides said the document, photographed in the hands of . . . a Foreign Office official were in keeping with the official British line. . . The document said: "The UK should not support for now trade sanctions or close London's financial centre to Russians."
Western aid to Ukraine will probably find its way back to the City, as before. Such is the direction of bailouts from public funds; we've been here many times before.
03 Mar '14 15:04European Political Economy
Spiriting away $37 billion of public funds is a lot of doing. But checks and balances on finance are so unfashionable - for starters national would be good, international better as the eurozone has found.
Why does Ukraine need aid?
This is the time that the people of Ukraine need their own money back. It is somewhat ironic that the UK taxpayer is being asked to pay for a bailout while the stolen billions are themselves on their way to London, the UK’s off-shore territories and other financial centres.