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quote from dmund Bur!e "#$%&'&$( )It is necessary only for the good man to do nothing for evil to triumph*+ I am most grateful to ,r Badsha for inviting me and honoured to ma!e this address at this -onference of the nvironmental La. -entre* /he 0stra case and my case reflect much that has 1een to the fore in recent years in not only scandals around arms companies li!e 0stra, Matrix -hurchill, 2rdtec, 3orgemasters, 4alter Somers, 3erranti and other companies li!e 5olly 5ec!, B--I and Max.ell 1ut also in the Scott Inquiry, the BS Inquiry and the Lloyds of London affair and other scandals* /he underlying pro1lem is secret unaccounta1le government .hich 1ypasses 5arliament and ho. the la. is administered in the 67, gives aid and succour to such a state of affairs* /he most common device is the concealment of evidence and manipulation of cases* /here is a tendency .hen challenged for those in authority to tal! of conspiracy theories* My experience is that those .ho do so are usually part of the conspiracy* My company 0stra gave rise to much of the circumstances .hich created the Scott Inquiry, the Supergun revelations ".e reported it first(, the 0it!en affair, the murder of Gerald Bull in Brussels in March #&&8 and much else* Bac!ground note9 My name is Gerald Reaveley James* 6ntil March #&&8 and 1et.een #&:8 and #&&8 I .as chairman of 0stra ;oldings 5L- ")0stra+( .hich 1ecame a leading ammunition and .eapons manufacturer* By the late #&:8<s 0stra had factories in the 6nited States "&(, -anada "%(, Belgium "=(, 6nited 7ingdom "=( and administrative headquarters in 4ashington ,c, Brussels and London and employed >,888 personnel* /he story of 0stra is too long to recount here 1ut a summary is contained in my 1oo!, )In the 5u1lic Interest+ pu1lished 1y Little Bro.n 67 hard1ac! #&&=, 4arner paper1ac! #&&?, London* 0stra 1ecame involved in covert .eapons and ammunitions operations organised 1y MI= and MI? and the -I0, the M2,, ,2,, 3-2 and the State ,epartment and the ,/I* /o such an extent .as 0stra involved .ith its pricipal su1sidiaries, 4alters, 0ccudyne, 7ilgore 6S0 5RB Belgium, BM0R- 67@ in the covert trade manipulations of 3oreign 5olicy* In #&:&A&8, follo.ing a reappraisal of 3oreign 5olicy in the light of the demise of the -old 4ar and changing circumstances in the Middle ast, .here it 1ecame apparent the 6S, 67 and - had transferred Buclear, Biological, and -hemical .eapons technology as .ell as conventional .eapons to countries li!e Iran and Iraq, and the discovery 5a!istan had the atomic 1om1, the .hole covert net.or! .as reorganised* /his involved the collapsing of companies li!e 0stra, 3errantiAIS-, 5olly 5ec!, B--I, Max.ell Group etc and the prosecution of lesser fry -ompanies and their directors C companies li!e Matrix -hurchill, BBJ, 2rdtec, uromac, SR-, 3orgemasters, 4alter Somers are examples* /he directors of 0stra .ere to a large extent ignorant of the full range of covert activities carried out in their name 1ut a.are of some of these activities and the li!ely destination of their goods* 0s ho.ever all operations .ere sanctioned 1y the ,/I, M2,, 3-2, and in the 6S 1y the ,2, and the State ,epartment and in Belgium 1y the Belgian Government, not too many questions .ere raised
hen it acquired these companies. in late #&:: and #&:& it 1ecame clear to me as -hairmen that the clandestine operations far exceeded anything remotely sanctioned 1y the full Board and I set out to investigate in depth* I 1ecame a.irector.r Gerald Bull .rote a report .esletine.hich had occurred 1et.888 in the first month* Bar1er<s annual payment .ithout 1oo! records or 1oard approval in secret commission payments@ that our paper .o. Gounger. MI=. agents or informers .hich .ee! later* I had discussed such matters .ith Bull suing 67 Government and senior civil servants using Bull<s extensive !no.r Gerald Bull in Brussels on %%nd march #&&8 and Jonathan Moyle in Santiago.ever. official and Dailed for & months and after desperately trying to find something on me and failing.as Secretary of state at the . Royal 2rdnance. to proceed a .as largely !ept secret .ith Space Research -orporation ")SR-+( and the late .ho . had secretly o1tained in #&&: from Royal 2rdnance* I also 1ecame concerned a1out payments to and 1usiness .as shot had discussed .ho . had inherited a hard core of MI?.epartment ") -G.ere 1eing used to process arms shipments from maDor 67 defence companies li!e British 0erospace. clear to me that he ./I and Government ensured the do.e had a hugely dangerous individual on our main Board and the BM0R.ere involved .ith the capa1ility to store nuclear 1om1s li!e Red1eard and 4 #$$* By early #&&8 my pro1ing had 1ecome a maDor pro1lem and a plot .o MI?AMI= stooges ran the company into the ground over the next t.initially* . .as the only company outside the 0tomic 4eapons research sta1lishment and Government 0rms depots .hich BM0R-. Roy Bar1er 3-0 and /ony Mc-ann* Bar1er and Mc-ann .as immediately framed up for corrupting an M2. and that 0stra. -hile on F#st March #&&8* BM0R.ould return . my Managing .o years* In order to explain a. 7oc! and MI?AMI= decided to institute through 5eter Lilley and the . .as hatched to remove me as -hairman shortly 1efore the Supergun and other revelations and Bull<s murder* 0 ne./I Inquiry lasted three years and cost E%*=m plus "as much as the Scott Inquiry(* /he announcement of the Inquiry and the misleading press statements issued 1y the .as an MI? agent* /his individual.ere also involved in* In #&:& I realised .ere made to find evidence of malpractice 1y the original directors* Gum1ley.hich indicated E#88m .Board .nfall of 0stra* -roo!s and MI=.anley.ith t. G .yers ho.888 pa respectively* Bar1er too! E#88.or! and parallel 1an! accounts . dummy 1oard ld in reality 1y 7oc! .ere negligi1le paid themselves EFF8.+( in a fictitious su1contract for propellant ./I a . an 0stra su1sidiary.ere involved in covert operations in the 6S0 Belgium and the 67.ere 1eing transferred to other operations . .hose managerial and industrial competence and experience .ho treated them as )useful idiots+* 0ll our main companies .as more than I received in salary and expenses as -hairman over ten years .ith Gum1ley to agree .ay the destruction of the company .ledge of high level corruption and illegal operations* It had 1een agreed I .een #&:F and #&:: via 0stra* Is also 1ecame clear that all our main operations .are that certain plants .ith Bull some six months previous 1ut no further action had 1een ta!en* Gum1ley . /horn MI etc* 0 leading British .Marconi.ho had 1een . etc as .ith a EF=8m order 1oo! and a mar!et capitalisation of E#%8m desperate attempts .as 1ehind the Supergun and other secret proDects .as stolen from the xport -redit Guarantee .I0 agents .ell as MI= and MI? connections* It is no. ./I at the time* /he .hich 0stra companies .ith Bull until an hour 1efore he .ho operated 1ehind the 1ac! of the original directors and .ere put in chare of 0stra C 7oc!.888 and E%:8. .ith la.ith MI?A-I0 front company 0llivane .as involved in the murder of .efence Journalist . Stepahnus 0dolphus 7oc! had high level political connections to /hatcher.ere used to secretly store and ship goods@ that monies . MI?./I Inquiry* Lilley ..
/I Inquiry . 7-B H.in. a close associate of 7noc! himself . threats.ere 0stra<s main 1an!ers and dominated 1y MI? -I0 agents* 7oc! . telephone tapping "all documented(.as Sir /homas Legg.here the )national interest+ and )national security+ "those much a1used . intelligence and security officers.as arrested 1y -ustoms. MI? and M2. as clearly city interests li!e Ban!s and 0stra<s main shareholders Fi. police arrested several of my colleagues. 5olly 5ec!. uromac.ooley case(* My family suffered considera1ly. . false and selective prosecutions.ho had strong lin!s to the intelligence and security esta1lishment and ./I Select -ommittees.efence Secretary even !ne. SR-. 1urglaries@ I . 3oxley 3errantiAIS-.er 1y Government and its agencies and servants. 5u1lic 0ccounts Select -ommittee./I prosecution . suit in the 6nited States ".. 3oreign 0ffairs Select -ommittee.as staffed 1y ex service officers.ell etc* 0ll these cases and others and the 0stra case involved the gross a1use of po. 3orgemasters. 0tlantic -ommercial.efence Select -ommittee. B--I.as sold off immediately for EFm to avoid em1arrassing revelations* MI=. my 1rother . 2rdtec. su1Dected to surveillance. investigated 1y the Inland Revenue. concealment of !ey evidence. Max. holds a total control of the legal administrative frame.as hue and adverse* /his facilitated. framed Grum1ley up* I . perversion of the course of Dustice* It has also 1een clearly demonstrated that there is no separation of po. threats.as su1Dected to harassment.ith Martin Laing -onstruction. MI=. orders .e had left for t.ouse of -ommons /rade and Industry Select -ommittee re Supergun.holly political* It has also 1een clearly demonstrated that 5arliament has no control of !no. Solicitor General are . police and -ustoms launched #$ raids on 0stra premises in order to steal any sales and other documentation incriminating Government* Bo ne.n experiences I too! considera1le note and interest in parallel cases li!e Matrix -hurchill.ouse of -ommons select -ommittees and approval of -hairmen of such committees and the approval of the Hueen<s -ounsel.ho ..ith the Ban! of Boston . 5olice "S2I(.ith Government for their o.hich could have 1een intended for me* In the course of my o. 1ugging.o years.as !illed in an accident never satisfactory explained . agents and intelligence affiliated 1an!ers* Midland .n in -hancery .hich is responsi1le for the appointment of Judges. my t. negotiated the E%1n Malaysian defence deal 1efore George Gounger. the .hile I 1uilt the company* 5RB .hich lasted F years and a . 4alter Somers. Midland and Industrial /rade Services "+MI/S+(* /his .ledge of events and that a vast apparatus of permanent unelected Government exists* /his permanent Government consists of senior civil servants.as put into receivership on %nd 3e1ruary #&&% on the eve of me giving evidence to the . manipulation of evidence.as also said to 1e head of Group #F. 5u1lic Services Select committee. 5roDect Ba1ylon and arms to Iraq "and Iran etc(* 5ress coverage . BBJ. 5rudential and -lerical and medical cooperated .ith Lloyds techniques(* 7oc! had a cover as a consultant in Midland Ban!<s secret arms department.in. a huge la.ho . 1efore it .o eldest sons army careers suffered. the Government<s assassination and dirty tric!s squad according to Richard John Rainey 6n. of it* /he M2. -ler!s of the . senior politicians* /he Lord -hancellors 2ffice . !ey figures in certain city and financial institutions "including Lloyds of London(.hich lasted > years* In addition I had to give copious evidence to the Scott Inquiry over > years. !ey industrialists and directors of maDor monopolistic companies.ithin the 6nited 7ingdom* 7ey legal appointments li!e Lord -hancellor and attorney General.as a contract MI? agent and -onsultant to 0stra* 7oc! and 6n. a . % .or! and has strong connections to the security and intelligence services* /he last -ler! to the -ro.ers . my youngest son<s education 1ecause of adverse pu1licity.n interest and purposes against the interests of smaller shareholders " a parallel . intimidation.as responsi1le for allocating Judges to controversial trials of a political nature . MI?. .ere o1tained in spite of the Gulf 4ar and the company ran on the EF=8m order 1oo! .
Sierra Leone and real foreign policy as opposed to the sham variety discussed at 4estminster* . M5<s offices opposite Big Ben* /he companies involved in this case are 0lvis.* /he other area .n .as secretly framed to prevent .n 5rosecution Service Serious 3raud 2ffice Legal Secretariat to the La.n* /o many the -ro.ere involved.M -ustoms "as revealed 1y the Scott Inquiry( and the 5olice in respect of sanctioning cases* /he La.ho .as duly .epartments9 ie /he /reasury Solicitors .or! for a much lo. Lord Levene . have a -onstitutional Monarchy* /he -ro.e no.or! . 2fficer<s .here ex -hief of defence 5rocurement and ex Lord Mayor Sir 5eter.hich is !ey to overall secret control outside 5arliament is the 5rivy -ouncil* It is important to note that all main mem1ers of the -a1inet 1ecome mem1ers of the 5rivy -ouncil as do leaders and sometimes the deputy leaders of the opposition parties* . the 0ttorney General and the Solicitor General are the -hief Legal 0dvisors "assisted 1y the Solicitor General( has overall responsi1ility for the . formerly 6nited Scientific .ill have a similar role* Sir /homas .n represents the Royal family 1ut .as Managing director "later a .or! .heeled out again to !eep the lid on an inquiry regarding the corruption in the hugely expensive 1uilding of ne. no.hich controls -ourts and Judges* /he Lord -hancellor is unelected as is the 0ttorney General .M -ustoms( are ultimately supervised 1y the 0ttorney General* /he .ithout the permission or !no.e has 1een .ledge of the Monarch* /o!en gestures are made 1y sending her despatch 1oxes of )selected+ information* /he -ro. serious 3raud 2ffice.ay over the -ro.as -hairman* 0n 0merican competitor alleges irregularities and corruption as it offered to do the .heeled out to !eep the lid on the Sandline Inquiry re the strange events surrounding the 3-2.rong doers 1eing sued* "/imes MagaIine 0rticle %#A%A88(* /he other area . 2fficers.epartment -ro.er price* /he real frame. 2fficers 0ll the duties of the a1ove departments "and .ithin its musty and mur!y depths* It has only recently emerged that 0ppeal -ourt Judges are secretly 1riefed ma!ing appearances 1efore such luminaries a sham and a Do!e* /he pu1lic can than! Mr Geoffrey Scriven for these revelations* Lloyds names can hardly have realised that legislation .oldings is the company .oldings and its Germany partner in the installation of a EF=m contract for copper cladding* 6nited Scientific . ie the 5onting -ase* Legg<s successor .ho although chosen from the ran!s of M5s is not elected.ear their allegiance to the Monarch not to 5arliament as do Judges and the Intelligence and security services C the latter are totally unaccounta1le as is the Lord -hancellors< office .irector of B*M* Rothschild( .ith regard to civil and criminal la.n in its constitutional sense is the last home of secret government* Much is done in the name of the -ro.hich is .n 5rosecution service.irector of 5u1lic 5rosecutions for Borthern Ireland is also responsi1le to the 0ttorney General for the performance of his functions* /here are also additional responsi1ilities .or! of the La. li!e the Solicitor General* /he 0ttorney General holds s. .hich is little understood is the -ro.hich secretly controls our lives is little understood or studies even 1y those .n is represented 1y the Monarch 1ut does not represent the on secret and maDor issues* /he armed forces "the last 1astion of institutional integrity( s.phrases( .
of the governing instruments of universities and colleges./he 5rivy -ouncil oath .hereas in our un. sometimes the -a1inet Secretary and certain mem1ers of the esta1lished aristocracy are 5rivy -ouncillors* /he appointment is for life and Jonathon 0it!en is one of the fe.hich all mem1ers ta!e means they cannot freely discuss any matter they are informed of or told of )6nder 5rivy -ouncil terms+* /his means that the -a1inet and opposition leaders cannot discuss freely in 5arliament or else.here any matter told to them on )5rivy -ouncil terms+* /his means in practice that the !ey M5s cannot discharge their democratic duties* It is in effect a gagging system li!e 5u1lic Interest Immunity -ertificates dispensed 1y Judges on application of Government and its agencies* 0ll senior Judges and 0ppeal Judges are 5rivy -ouncillors as is the Lord -hancellor.ho hold secret meeting around the .n and in theory it is the advisory 1ody to the monarch* It appears that the 1ul! of elected politicians do not penetrate its inner recesses yet can 1e influenced 1y it* /he 5rivy -ouncil allied .rugs -oordination 6nit* /he Judicial -ommittee of the 5rivy -ouncil is the highest -ourt of 0ppeal for the -ommon. the office of the 5rivy -ouncil is responsi1le for the approval of certain regulations and rules made 1y the governing 1odies of the medical and certain allied professions* /he 5resident of the -ouncil has responsi1ility for the . for the appointment of .ith the Joint Intelligence -ommittee "JI-( and the -a1inet and -a1inet Intelligence 6nit .or!ings are little !no.ouse* In January #&&> the 5rivy -ouncil assumed responsi1ility for the ne.hole and in its capacity it falls to him or her to move motions relating to the procedure of the .ealth except the 6nited 7ingdom and those countries .idely and erroneously assumed the -a1inet is the xecutive of the elected Government .ide range of po.igh Sheriffs and many -ro. for the security and approval of 1y la.ith Ministerial -hanges9 for considering application for the grant or amendment of Royal -harters.s and statutes of -hartered Institutions. mem1ers to resign* It should also 1e remem1ered 0it!en .or!ing of the 5rivy -ouncil* 0 leader of the .as a -hairman of the 5inay -ircle comprised of senior intelligence officers and .ouse of -ommons he or she is responsi1le for supervising the Government<s legislative programme* .hich is the real control over the security and intelligence services are part of the secret permanent unaccounta1le Government* .orld leaders .ouse as a . /he 0ttorney and Solicitor General and other invited and !ey persons* /his secret unelected 1ody has a .e or she allegedly upholds the right and privileges of the .ly formed -entral .orld* It is .ritten ill defined constitution it is in reality the executive arm of the 5rivy -ouncil* /he 5rivy -ouncil is responsi1le for the arrangements leading to the ma!ing of Royal 5roclamations and 2rders in -ouncil for certain formalities connected .n and 5rivy -ouncil Bominees for governing 1odies* 6nder the relevant 0cts.hich had a1olished appeals to it* It still can confirm death sentences in certain territories and in the 67 hears ecclesiastical cases and appeals against disciplinary decisions 1y disciplinary 1odies of the medical professions and certain allied 1odies* Its more secret and sinister .ers* 2n the surface other permanent secretaries.
.ith those of other countries including the intelligence services and Bational Security 0gency of 6S0 and .4e have seen from the arms to Iran.n on going 1enefits protected 1y secrecy and privilege* Justice does not count* /he scandals involving political parties.rong to regard MI= and MI? as the sole such 1odies* 0s . information is po.uman Rights " -.er particularly confidential information* /here is no accounta1ility and the cali1re of M5 deteriorates .er is the uropean -onvention of .umas. the intelligence and security services.R in #&&& and ngland did so in 2cto1er %888.as evident in the arms trade and the related drugs trade* /hose on the inside are only interested in concealment.ho are !ey tools of the )cover up+ and the status quo* "ie the Scott Inquiry(* London is a !ey . of Dustice.s of .ith the Services of 0ustralia.hich overturns 6! legal decisions regularly and has already caused the sac!ing of deputy Judges.hat the late Ro1erto -lavi of Banco 0mnrosiano in Italy as descri1ed )potere occulto+ Csecret po. .hich decisions affairs li!e Lloyds of London have 1een handled and decided* Secrecy has 1reed corruption and lac! of accounta1ility* Judicial Inquiries are cosmetic and carried out 1y the Judiciary . particularly that of the usurping /udors* /he 5rivy -ouncil and secret services have developed since then and it is .etc( Italy "-raxi( are pale shado.ill roc! the 1oat and damage the so called national interest* 5rivileged persons in politics and the Dudiciary etc have 1een protected and the rest do not matter* /he policy is to protect Lloyds and cover up* /he same arrogant and self serving attitude . and their o.H . have a 1lind loyalty to their party* Ironically the hereditary peers of the .ith the intelligence and security services and .R( 0rticle ? . Be.ouglas . large companies.er.erless and many no.ill damage London and its position as a money or financial centre* Much of the 6!<s traditional industry is gone* /o deal . Jealand and -anada* ach regularly circumvents domestic la.urd told a -ommons Select -ommittee regarding nuclear proliferation they are 1ut t.ho get out of line can 1e surveyed or 1ugged and then threatened.een 67 and 6S0* 5oliticians and civil servants and other leading figures . 1lac!mailed.er* Ironically the main threat to this secret po.ouse of Lords provided one of the last vestiges of honesty and independence no.s for the 1enefit of the others under programmes li!e )echelon+ and agreements 1et. cover up.ith Lloyds from the point of vie. largely destroyed 1y self' important and self'deluding figures li!e Blair and Baroness Jay* /his the 1ac!ground against .o tri1utaries of the main stream of intelligence* /he communication and eavesdropping unit G-.amage to Lloyds< credi1ility .orld money laundering centre "E=88 1illion per annum(* . 3rance "MitterandA.orse* Secrecy 1reeds corruption.er are rooted in history. secrecy is po.ith no experience outside is naKve and po.hile threatening Scottish Judges* Scotland under devolution adopted -. and corruption in Germany "7ohl(. the Sandline affair and other scandals that politicians and 5arliament have little or no control and are more li!e players in a pantomime put on for the general pu1lic and gulli1le pu1lic* /he roots of this sinister po. framed up or .ith each 5arliament* /he young politician . and Magistrates in Scotland . Iraq affairs.hat has gone on in the 67* 4e have .or!s extensively .
R should 1e recognised in ngland 1efore this* It is significant that the .ith pressure this can 1e changed* 4e do not .here much if not most of the media is controlled* /he legal mechanism and Judges and the court system need to 1e 1eyond reproach* Sadly they are not and the chronicle of a1use and manipulation of cases is appalling* Judges are not independent in most government related cases and are no different to salaried and pensioned civil servants* /he independence of the Judiciary is an allusion fostered 1y the Judiciary* /oo often a Judicial Inquiry is a system for cover up and concealment* /oo often the courts are influenced 1y political considerations as in the Scott Inquiry and the recent Lloyds of London case* 5erhaps .ill put further po. directions* /han! you very much* .ho routinely conceal evidence and pervert the course of Dustice* It has never 1een more vital for people to challenge the vie.er in the hands of secret and unaccounta1le Government and corrupt Judges* /he ramifications are extremely sinister and serious* 0lready the rules of evidence have 1een perverted in favour of secret an unaccounta1le Government .yers.although the Lord -hief Justice "Bingham( already recommended as a result of the 7e11ilen case that the -.ant a society dominated 1y la.ho follo.s of politicians and opinion formers* 4e live in an age .ith the courts administered 1y Judges .ome Secretary Sha. is proposing the a1olition of Duries and magistrates in many and perhaps eventually all cases* /his . accountants and monopoly commercial Interests .
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