Charles Shoebridge (@ShoebridgeC )

Charles Shoebridge

Bio Former army officer, Scotland Yard detective and counter terrorism intelligence officer, international politics graduate, lawyer, broadcaster, writer.
Location London, UK
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Account created 08-03-2012 23:36:03
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iPhone : Darrin Although as his former boss Cameron and even Farage have suggested, Johnson’s interest in Brexit appears primarily to be its use as a vehicle to pursue his political ambition and career. And from that perspective, it’s worked better than even he could have dreamed.

iPhone : I usually avoid UK party politics. But the record of Boris Johnson is of incompetence, dishonesty and a disturbing authoritarianism, and his promises (including re Brexit) are worthless.
If your vote helps him into power, don’t later say you didn’t know what you were voting for..

iPhone : Pat Indeed. Take a look at the link I sent you, you’ll see as I said that the circulation and hence influence of the few anti Johnson media outlets is massively dwarfed by the influence of the many more that are supporting him
statista.com/statistics/529…

iPhone : Pat The Mirror is indeed one of the few mainstream media outlets that isn’t backing Johnson. Its circulation and hence influence however are dwarfed by those that are, meaning that UK media political coverage is overwhelmingly pro Johnson, anti Corbyn:
statista.com/statistics/529…

iPhone : τεchρrο χ1 🌹 And yet the most read newspaper in the UK, with each of its adult readers having a vote. The Mail, Express, Telegraph, Times etc (ie around 80% of UK print media) are also of course just as fervently propagandising for a Johnson govt, mainly by demonising Corbyn.

iPhone : In the UK version of democracy, openly biased and self serving billionaire owned media tell the public what to think, and who and what to vote for. Unsurprisingly perhaps after years of exposure to selective reporting and relentless propaganda, many in UK will unthinkingly comply

iPhone : ali hadi Thanks Ali, the kind words are appreciated. I actually intended and needed to stay away longer, but with such momentous events happening in the world (and especially in the UK), it’s hard to justify staying silent.

iPhone : Newly released documents reveal how under three successive administrations the US govt, military and media have constantly lied to the US people about the US war in #Afghanistan that has cost $1 trillion and killed 2300 US and almost 100,000 Afghan people
theguardian.com/world/2019/dec…

iPhone : Watch car crash Boris Johnson interview in which the UK PM displays not only his characteristic lack of concern for ordinary people, but also his disturbingly authoritarian intolerance of those, even in mainstream media, who question his record and agenda
twitter.com/joepike/status…

iPhone : Just hours after he helped expose that US has diverted $42 million of aid money to fund #Venezuela opposition coup leader Guaidó, journalist Max Blumenthal has been arrested, held incommunicado for two days and charged with an opposition claim of ‘assault’
thegrayzone.com/2019/10/28/thi…

iPhone : Peter Hitchens Although it doesn’t seem likely Steele was asked by BBC to speak on this subject, or that they knew he would raise it. He was there to speak about other Syria issues and raised it himself. It’s since received no other BBC coverage, of course. Audio is here
twitter.com/caitoz/status/…

iPhone : Jonathan Steele tells BBC not only did OPCW suppress its own expert engineer report that found the #Douma Syria ‘chemical attack’ was likely staged, a new OPCW whistleblower has revealed how chemical analysis that also suggested staging was suppressed too
timhayward.wordpress.com/2019/10/27/maj…

iPhone : Theaceofbass Indeed, albeit also making the serious point that with so many previous incorrect reports of Baghdadi’s demise, without any independent evidence so far being given (also as re bin Laden) it’s unwise to accept Trump’s claims today at face value, even though they may well be true.

iPhone : koax Theaceofbass Indeed, an ironic reference to the large number of times various parties including the US have previously incorrectly reported Baghdadi’s demise. Of course, there are many other much more serious aspects of this story to be commented upon too, eg
twitter.com/shoebridgec/st…

iPhone : Abu Akra al-Baghdadi congratulates the US on news that for the third time in two years he has again been killed. ‘I don’t mind a bit of time off if I’m honest’ says the IS leader, who is expected to stay dead for another 12 to 18 months..
waterfordwhispersnews.com/2017/06/12/oh-…
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iPhone : Trump: US has killed IS leader Baghdadi (with help of Kurds, Russia & Assad)
bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-…
Notable how almost no US UK media mentions it was the chaos of US led destruction of Syria & Iraq that spawned IS, or that IS was for years a useful US policy destabilisation tool