Isn’t Britain great

04Feb16

Supporting the bombing of Yemen. Arming Israel. Occupying the Chagos Islands. Supporting US aggression.  Arming Colombia.  Maintaining the global network of tax havens.  Conniving with the CIA in secret renditions.  The special relationship with Saudi Arabia.  Bombing Syria.  Shell in Nigeria.  British companies in occupied Western Sahara. Supporting Oman.  British mining companies in Africa.  Supporting the New Alliance for Food Security.  Promoting the privatisation of health and education in developing countries.  Little Englanders in Brussels.  Lonmin at Marikana.  Failing to support Palestine.  Backing Turkey’s war on the Kurds.  Opposition to a Financial Transactions Tax.  Aiding forced relocations in Ethiopia.  Dismantling of climate change policies. Backing Bahraini repression.  Refusing to give up nuclear weapons.  Rio Tinto in Madagascar, Mongolia and Indonesia.  Championing free trade in Africa.  Refusing to supporting binding legal regulation of corporations overseas.  City of London as the home of global financial speculation.  British corporate tax abusers in Zambia.  Gun-running to Syria. British American Tobacco corruption.  Pushing low corporate taxes in Africa.  British private security companies.  Secrecy in the British Virgin Islands.  War in Helmand.  The invasion of Iraq.  Drone strikes in the Middle East.  Complicity in torture at Bagram.  Privatising the world.  Anglo Platinum in South Africa.  DFID supporting Monsanto and Syngenta.  Tax avoiders SAB Miller, Glencore and Associated British Foods. Support for Paul Kagame.  Refusing to provide justice for the Mau Mau war.  Arming Pakistan.  Championing corporate-focused investment liberalisation.  DFID funding large-scale land grabs in Africa.  British mining companies at Cerrejon, Colombia.  The revolving door between officials and corporations.  Vedanta in Zambia and India.  The City of London as a tax haven.  Aiding privatisation consultancies.  DFID’s support for big business. Tate & Lyle in Cambodia.  DFID working with Coca-Cola.  Opposition to agro-ecological farming.  Barclays promoting tax havens.  British accountancy firms tax advice to corporations.  Human rights abuses in Iraq.  Acacia Mining in Tanzania. Supporting Guantanamo.  BAE Systems.  New Forests Company in Uganda.  Following US policy towards Cuba.  Support for the World Bank.  Arming Ubekistan. Trafigura’s toxic waste in Ivory Coast.  UK Export Finance Department as promoter of arms and debt.  Support for the International Finance Corporation.   Arming Indonesia.  DFID backing the Gates Foundation.  Backing the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.  Treatment of Julian Assange. Agrica in Tanzania.  British banks financing coal mining.  Supporting the Investor-State Dispute Mechanism. BP in Colombia. Montericco Metals in Peru. Supporting al-Sisi in Egypt …..



6 Responses to “Isn’t Britain great”

  1. 1 Ros

    No need for anyone to waste energy hating America, then. There’s plenty on our own doorstep!

    • 2 neilant

      Good point Ros.. The growing number of countries in the world who hate (or extremely dislike) the US, just put the UK in the same category.. Quite rightly, as we,ve been a junior partner in most US actions since WW2. Or at least complicit anyway.. Plus a few of our very own of course..

  2. 3 kiltedgreen

    Ah! I love our British Values™

  3. It becomes hard to argue against exotic contentions such as the claim that our highest leaders are in-bred child-molesting mass-murdering anthropophagous Satanist lizards from another planet. Their actions fit the profile.

    • 5 neilant

      The most reasonable label you could give our leaders since 1979 is “A Mixed Band Of Sociopaths/Psychopaths” with a handful of exceptions.


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