Sunday, January 30, 2011

Rough Politics

So, the day is coming, when the truth about the Gaul will emerge from obscurity. As surprising as intercepted secret communications which, when exposed to the light of the day, can reveal crude, new meanings, striking even to their authors - the truth about the conspiracy to pervert the Gaul formal investigation and its ongoing cover-up will equally strike those who plotted it.

What I want to announce today is that we have recently taken legal action against the Department for Transport and that part of our complaint concerns their failure to address the disclosures about the Gaul RFI cover-up.
However, the prospect of a court hearing seems to have alarmed the offenders – who are now trying their best in order to prevent a lawful resolution to this long-standing problem. The past Labour governments managed to suppress this scandal, but now, no longer in power, they fear that the current regime may not be so effective in maintaining the pretence.

Consequently, so it appears, political pressure – and political pressure from the left is no trifling matter - is being applied on the current government for the purpose of forcing them to prolong the sham. The government is, thus, expected to tie themselves up in lies, interfere with the course of justice and undermine our legal case for the sake of political expediency.

The Labour party is well known for their unscrupulous ways and power to cause damage. Also known is that socialists, even fake ones such as ours, have always had a penchant for direct action; and today, although they no longer mount assaults on public buildings and main street liquor stores, abetted by sections of the press and our meek State Institutions, they can ambush and twist the arms [*] of their opponents with the same ruffian vigour.

Yet, we are confident that, at the end of the day, there can be no more vigorous riposte, than the truth.

We shall keep you informed...
[*] Somebody has even boasted about that.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Honour and Justice

For reasons which we shall delve into later, in a separate post, the government has not yet provided the answers we had expected and knew to be correct.

Meanwhile, a new Freedom of Information request has been lodged with the Department for Transport, which reads:

Grounds for the re-opening of the Formal Investigation (RFI) into the loss of FV Trident by the Secretary of State for Transport under the provisions of the Merchant Shipping Act

Recently obtained MAIB documents concerning pre-RFI matters related to FV Trident state that "The chief inspector of marine accidents will recommend to the secretary of state if there are grounds for the formal investigation to be re-opened or not."

Although the discovery of the wreck of the Trident, itself, in 2001, meant that new evidence was found, for the condition of "new and important" evidence to be satisfied and hence for the Secretary of State for Transport to be able to order a re-opening of the Trident investigation in accordance with the provisions of the Merchant Shipping Act, a survey of the wreck and an analysis of its findings by MAIB technical experts was necessary.
It was only on that basis that the "new" evidence could have been deemed as being also "important" - the pre-requisite for a new inquiry.

The official FV Trident Formal Investigation website (maintained by the DfT) states clearly that "In August 2001, the Marine Accident Investigation Branch carried out a more detailed examination of the wreck to confirm its identity and to see whether there was anything that would either contradict the original findings or, indeed, confirm them. The discovery of the wreck together with the examination was new and important evidence."
This official statement means that the examination of the wreck by the MAIB found evidence, which either confirmed or contradicted the findings of the 1975 inquiry.

I would therefore be grateful if you could provide me with the information you hold on the MAIB findings, which triggered the re-opening of the Trident formal investigation. Did they confirm or did they contradict the original findings?

I would also request a copy of the recommendation made by the chief inspector of marine accidents to the Secretary of State for Transport, Mr Stephen Byers, prior to his order for the re-opening of the investigation on 28th March 2002.

Looking forward to a new batch of disinformation and spin which, in due course, will surely emerge from the Department for Transport.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011


In the first post of this year we would like to say good riddance to 2010 and wish everybody a Happy New Year.

In December, we learned the upsetting news that more than half of the UK’s Coastguard stations are to be closed due to budgetary constraints. This is a decision, which we hope the government will re-consider, for the outcome from such a drastic reduction in search and rescue resources will, sadly but undoubtedly, lead to unnecessary loss of life.

Important savings could be devised, especially in respect of cutting the spread and the costs of the Department for Transport's more frivolous, bureaucratic functions, in order to save our coastguard frontline services.
It was particularly disturbing to hear that the Shetlands coastguard centre is one of those planned to be closed, notwithstanding the fact that it covers some of the most dangerous areas of the North Sea and the North Atlantic, where fishermen are likely to be most at risk.

Campaigns aimed at bringing about a change in the government’s plans have been started and petitions have been set up at: