Sunday, April 03, 2005

POOR GET POORER IN UK

http://scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=352502005

BRITAIN’s poorest 10% of families are growing poorer, according to official figures: a 357-page Department of Work & Pensions (DWP) document.

The real income of the poorest -

£91 per week in 2001-02

£88 by April 2004.

The study shows that the total income of the poorest 10% was:

3% of the UK total in 1997-98

2.8% in 2003-04.

The DWP data shows that the poorest 10% have consistently suffered since Labour came to power in 1997, with their income falling in most of the past seven years.

A recent report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) suggesting that the average British household had seen a slide in income for the first time since the recession of the early 1990s.

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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-1552552,00.html

BRITAIN’S richest people have had a £150 billion increase in wealth since Tony Blair came to power, according to The Sunday Times Rich List .

The rise in wealth among the country’s richest 1,000 people — from £99 billion in 1997 to £250 billion this year — is a 152% increase.

The country’s tichest 50 people increased their wealth by 29.7% last year.

Some of the biggest winners are those who have given money to the Labour Party, such as Lord Drayson, who made his fortune from pharmaceuticals.

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http://spinwatch.server101.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=123

David Leigh and Rob Evans, in the 29 June 2004 Guardian, reported:

Lord Drayson made an estimated £20m for his company Powderject from the government's hasty purchase of smallpox vaccine in the wake of the 'terrorist' attacks on September 11 2001.

Documents show how Lord Drayson gained a crucial early advantage in winning the contract by securing a deal with the only manufacturer able to supply the vaccine quickly.

"Lord Drayson gave a second £50,000 donation to the Labour party while the government was deciding who should be handed the contract. He was also invited to a private Downing Street breakfast on December 6 2001 for a small group of businessmen, just as Whitehall officials were deciding they would go ahead and opt for one particular type of vaccine, the Lister strain."

The Lister strain has been used (since 1996) by the Israeli government to protect their armed forces.

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http://educationforum.ipbhost.com/lofiversion/index.php/t1244.html

It was recently revealed (Robin Ramsay’s The Rise of New Labour) that when Blair became a candidate for the leadership of the Labour Party in 1994, Gideon Meir, a senior official at the Israeli Embassy in London, introduced him to Michael Levy (an extremely wealthy Jewish businessmen). Levy agreed to help Blair to become leader of the party. Levy, with the help of four other Jewish businessmen (Sir Emmanuel Kaye, Sir Trevor Chinn, Maurice Hatter, and David Goldman) provided Blair with £7m. This paid for his campaign plus the running of his private office. This money allowed Blair to become independent of Labour Party funding.

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