Welcome to Bennett's World: a collection of articles and references covering a wide variety of topics in which I am involved. I am a very political person but I have no allegiance to any political party. Follow me on twitter @colinhove

Friday, November 27, 2015

The behaviour of the Israelis is beyond belief

This tweet from Dr Basel Abuwarda is worth considering, especially as it has a link to a video.


UK arms dealing with Israel

The UK government authorised £7mil worth of arms to Israel in the run up to 2014 attacks on Gaza.

Link: https://twitter.com/CAATuk/status/662186315929288704/photo/1

I recommend that people look at the website for Campaign Against the Arms Trade (CAAT) as it is professional and informative.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

News About Cuban Relations with the UK

I've received this news bulletin from the Brighton branch of the Cuba Solidarity Campaign (I live in Hove which is part of the city of Brighton and Hove). I welcome this information as I do all information!

I hope my readers will take an interest in this subject and write to their MPs if they feel the need to object to any action by our Government.

Here it is:

Judges overrule May’s bid to keep Cuban hero out of countryJUDGES overruled the Home Office after it tried to block a member of the Miami Five from visiting Britain to engage in talks about Cuba-US relations in the Commons. US-born Rene Gonzalez was refused a visitor’s visa twice last year after he was invited by MPs to speak at the International Commission of Inquiry into the Five as a key witness. Now, Court of Appeal judges decided that the refusals breach the freedom to receive and impart information under Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). The judges also refused to let the Home Office appeal against their decision at the Supreme Court. Cuba Solidarity Campaign director Rob Miller told the Star: “This is fantastic news and it’s about time that common sense prevails. “We look forward to welcoming Mr Gonzalez, the other four heroes — Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labanino, Fernando Gonzalez and Antonio Guerrero — and their families in Britain as soon as possible. ”Mr Miller spoke from Cuba, where he is with Mr Gonzalez to discuss how and when he will travel to Britain to meet MPs. A group of 28 MPs — including Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and shadow chancellor John McDonnell — intervened in the legal battle last year by writing to judges to state that the Home Office was violating the ECHR. Also, 126 MPs signed a parliamentary motion in 2012 calling for Mr Gonzalez’s visitation rights. The Miami Five — now all released from prison — were intelligence agents who infiltrated counter-revolutionary groups in the US that were planning terrorist atrocities in Cuba. The trial was internationally condemned as politically motivated. Home Secretary Theresa May had argued that allowing Mr Gonzalez into Britain would be a security risk and that he would have to participate in meetings via video link. His barristers said — in the hearing attended by the Star in the Royal Courts of Justice three weeks ago — that the technology is unreliable and that MPs would want private discussions with him. Ms May also could not prove that he poses “a risk to the public’s safety,” the lawyers added, especially as he has been allowed to visit other countries including France. 
A reminder of the Cuba Adelante conference on November 28th in London. Always an inspiring event. Latin America Conference 2015 Sat, 28 Nov 2015, 10:00am TUC Congress House, Great Russell Street, London

Monday, November 16, 2015

How low can Sky News sink?

Please sign the petition herewith if you think we should do all we can to stop remarks like this polluting our world:


Thursday, November 12, 2015

Five Palestinian medical experts had their visas refused by the British Authorities

Monday, November 09, 2015

Top Pay in the Public Sector Out of Control?

There has been increasing concern about the extraordinary pay and other benefit packages awarded to topp managers in the public sector. This includes the NHS, the Police service and local Government. Some of the figures are quite amazing.

The TaxPayers' Alliance and the Daily Mail have done some very interesting research into this matter and this link to the TaxPayers' Alliance website will take you to the information.