Poland and Polish Discussion Group and Forum

Welcome to the original English language Poland and Polish discussion group board. This message forum is a place where English-speaking Poles, foreigners (expats) living in Poland, and anyone with a genuine interest in Poland can discuss and read the views of others concerning Poland. Subjects include: Polish news and current affairs; Life in Poland; politics; genealogy research; Polish culture and history; advice and tips on visiting Poland; Polish property and investment issues. The aim of our group is to increase awareness of wonderful Poland using the English language and allow and foster the honest debate and exchange of opinions on anything vaguely related to Poland and Polish - positive, negative and/or neutral! To state the obvious: all opinions and views expressed on this site are solely those of their respective authors and are not necessarily those of anyone else! Messages consisting of ads will be deleted.

Links:  Poland Directory; Polish Language Forum; Factbook Poland; Photographs of Poland; Polish TranslationA Town in Poland; Map

Poland and Polish Discussion Group and Forum
Start a New Topic 
Author
Comment
UK news round up: Obama, Brown, Banks, Daily Mail Tax scandal, Blumenthal poison

Obama - talk of him being born in Kenya, not Hawaii. If so he would be impeached and kicked out. Storm clouds gathering as one expert claims forged papers.

True story - AD 1125 King Henry and Bishop Roger of Salisbury summoned mint men to Winchester. For fraudulent behaviour, at Christmas they were punished by having their right hand removed along with their testicles. Now, as for bankers ...

Royal Bank of Scotland - exists only thanks to taxpayers money. It has just financed the privatisation of the National Grid by the French firm EDF, advised by Gordon Brown's brother.

Gordon Brown's "present" from Obama at the White House meeting was 25 classic American films. Unfortunately all were encoded region 1 and won't work on standard UK DVD players. Utah's Desert Morning News reports that they make nice coasters.

Lord Rothermere, owner of the Daily Mail, is a non-domiciled in the UK full-time owner-occupier of a castle and 220 acres in Wiltshire. HMRC tax investigators started an investigation but, mysteriously, boss Dave Hartnett stopped it without any reason.

GB has appointed Philip Remnant to look after the banks he has bought with public money. Funny name, even funnier as he used to advise ENRON.

April 1st - new chief exec of the Pension Protection Fund is Alan Rubinstein. He used to work at Lehman Brothers, where he flogged now failed Lehman products to pension funds. God help us all!

Heston Blumenthal (famous foodie) closed his Fat Duck restaurant (Michelin 3*) after hundreds of people came down with food poisoning. His friend at the Guardian newspaper, Matthew Fort, lapped up the cover story of a "non-specific virus" for general consumption. More snail porridge anyone?

The Daily Mail has on more than 900 occasions used a private investogator to illegally procure information from public officials. No punishment. Head of the Press Complaints Commission: Paul Dacre, Editor of the Daily Mail.

The Guardian newspaper boomed "Beginning of the end for tax havens". The journalists were delighted. Apax the papers owners, however, operate out of Luxembourg and the Cayman islands to avoid UK tax.

Home Secretary (Interior Min.) Jacqui Smith has govt accommodation in central London, has claimed GBP 120k on second home expenses at her sister's house in London. That's OK with a jaded public, who expect this level of behaviour now. The straw that broke the camel's back however was the itemised bill for Sky TV, which included 2 porn films including "Happy hausbands and willing wives".

The European Commission doesn't put its own building works out to tender - it awards them to friends!! Unbelievable.

Banks new logos:
NatDebts
Haditfax
HBUST
Badfund and Bungley
HSIT (anagram)

Gordon Brown announces "extra" GBP2m for malaria programme. Unfortunately, they had announced this much earlier as GBP 3m, and it isn't new money at all. By the way, the Dept for International Development spent GBP 2m on hospitality last year.

Ever been irritated by banks asking dumb questions on money laundering? Well, Barclays Private bank has had funds of $54m frozen in Colombia - errrm white powder business interests ... The Crown Prosecution Service said there was insufficient evidence to prosecute and the "Information Tribunal" has ruled it against the public interest for the information to be released to the public.

G20 - there will be an announcement of toothless measures to titghten up on tax havens.

More G20 - Obama, who will probably go down in history as one of Anmerica's worst presidents, will try to use the crisis to push for silly policies. At least Gordon Brown has the excuse that he has never had the foggiest idea how to run a country, whereas Obama (whose name means in Polish: he's got both) has to prove his incompetence. Bring back Jimmy Carter!!

Re: UK news round up: Obama, Brown, Banks, Daily Mail Tax scandal, Blumenthal poison

Sorry not had time to read through all that but heard on news last night that Obama is planning to remove Polish US visa restriction.

Re: UK news round up: Obama, Brown, Banks, Daily Mail Tax scandal, Blumenthal poison

"Obama - talk of him being born in Kenya, not Hawaii. If so he would be impeached and kicked out. Storm clouds gathering as one expert claims forged papers"

This came out prior to the election. Fairly successfully hushed up by 'the system'.

From a Kenyan newspaper.

http://www.nation.co.ke/News/-/1056/484146/-/tlhnhg/-/index.html

Re: UK news round up: Obama, Brown, Banks, Daily Mail Tax scandal, Blumenthal poison

Apparently, the story of him being born elsewhere is a load of rubbish, brought to you by the usual conspiracy suspects.