Introduction — April 15, 2014
The UKIP has gone to war with the Times newspaper after it published claims about party leader Nigel Farage’s use, or rather misuse, of EU parliamentary allowances.
A key source in the story has already demanded that the Times publish a correction, claiming the paper distorted his responses to questions.
While the party itself has published a list of politicians and journalists who wield considerable power in Britain, reprinted below, and who participated in the paper’s campaign against Farage.
However what follows is also of personnel interest because this writer had a run-in with the foremost name on the list. A man who now wields considerable power and who in our experience is ready to resort to slander when all else fails.
His dishonesty has obviously paid off. Not only has he risen from being a mere newspaper columnist, albeit a lead writer in a prominent paper, he is now in a position to influence Prime Minister David Cameron. In fact he’s even reportedly been overheard boasting about the influence he wields over his cell phone.
The figure in question is no ordinary mortal though. Indeed it’s an indication of how eminently corruptible the British establishment has become that he’s now been made a baron. Although when I first encountered him Baron Daniel Finkelstein had not yet been granted the title, he was still more than ready to resort to slander and outright lies.
Then Finkelstein described the talented and courageous Israel Shamir as a “Swedish domiciled anti-Semite”.
As if Shamir were some Nordic neo-Nazi. Of course nothing could be further from the truth for the Russian born Shamir comes from a long line of rabbis and Jewish academics. While in keeping with his Jewish roots, Shamir himself served as a paratrooper during Israel’s 1973 Yom Kippur War.
As a result of speaking out against Zionism though Shamir has made many enemies, including Daniel Finkelstein.
Nonetheless Finkelstein’s slanderous ways have obviously reaped rich rewards. Moreover his ascent in standing and influence is a measure of just how corrupt the British establishment has become.
As Peter Oborne has pointed out, the corporate media and the British government now seem to have common goals. In effect making them two arms of the same beast.
Foremost in this collaboration is Daniel Finkelstein, who apart from wielding influence over Prime minister David Cameron also claims that his mother went to school with Anne Frank. Seriously.
This man is a major con artist ready to use every trick in the book to achieve his aims.
Readers will also note one oft repeated phrase in the following list: “privately educated”. These are not your common or garden plebeians. Through a combination of lies and slander the following have earned their reward.