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    Head of LSE resigns for accepting £1.5m donation from leader's son
    By Lewis Smith, Friday, 4 March 201

    Sir Howard Davies resigned as director of the London School of Economics last night after accepting that the university's links to the Gaddafi family had damaged its reputation.

    He said it was "a mistake" to advise the LSE's council to accept £1.5m research funding from a foundation controlled by Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saif, and that it was in the university's best interests that he go.

    ....Only £300,000 of the £1.5m from the Gaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation has been passed to the university so far and half of it has been spent on research into civil society and democracy in North Africa. An independent inquiry into the links between the LSE and Libya has already been announced.

    Saif Gaddafi studied at the LSE for several years being awarded an MSc followed by a Phd. The doctorate was awarded in 2008 and the deal to offer £1.5m to support research was signed the following year.

    Sir Howard also admitted in his letter of resignation to "a personal error of judgment" for accepting an invitation by the British Government to be an economic envoy and for travelling to Libya to advise officials on how to modernise their financial institutions.

    ...Peter Sutherland, chairman of the court of governors at the LSE, said Sir Howard's resignation was accepted "with great regret and reluctance" and that it was offered as "an honourable course in the best interests of the school". He praised the outgoing director's work as

    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/ed...n-2231909.html
    BBC radio is talking this morning of plagiarism allegations in relation to Ghaddaffi Jnr.'s doctorate. Obviously this is not just the prerogative of German aristocrats.

    Before members of Ireland's leading universities sit back and engage in a collective moment of schadenfreude, I suggest they drop a line to their institution's treasurer/CFO and ask him/her if the institution has been in receipt of money from CRH which has made a fortune out of building the wall in Palestine. This wall has deprived people of food, shelter, medical care and schools. Go on, ask, see what you discover.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanD6 View Post
    BBC radio is talking this morning of plagiarism allegations in relation to Ghaddaffi Jnr.'s doctorate. Obviously this is not just the prerogative of German aristocrats.

    Before members of Ireland's leading universities sit back and engage in a collective moment of schadenfreude, I suggest they drop a line to their institution's treasurer/CFO and ask him/her if the institution has been in receipt of money from CRH which has made a fortune out of building the wall in Palestine. This wall has deprived people of food, shelter, medical care and schools. Go on, ask, see what you discover.
    Fascinating. All kinds of thoughts come to mind.

    Generally, I don't like seeing peoples' heads on a platter because of associations or remarks that are legal, whether I agree with them or not. The Britsh Government has been well entrenched with Libya and Gaddafi for several years - I wonder will be see any resignations there ?

    Sir Howard also admitted in his letter of resignation to "a personal error of judgment" for accepting an invitation by the British Government to be an economic envoy and for travelling to Libya to advise officials on how to modernise their financial institutions.
    Didn't Bertie Ahern at one stage claime to have "studied at the LSE" ?

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    Sutherland is likely to renegotiate the bailout-just shows how fg is in the pocket of fatcats and bankers. i am just reediting this to say that its LIKELY, not confirmed. Also me trade lecturer is glorifying this prick in class atm. makes me sick. we're doing the wto and this guy said 'developing countries would be INSANE to not listen to what the developed ones are after' never mind the fact that rice farmers in india need to eat as long as the traders can keep trading food like a commodity with derivatives, options, forwards and futures. Who cares about the 1 billion starving? Lets rush into a trade deal because this fatcat told us too! a global EU is just what we need-sure doesnt it give smaller and poorer countries more rights, more 'liberalization', and make them more civilised?

    Thats what the WTO seem to want if this guy and the MNCs and major capitalist states get their way-a global eu, totally federalized and poverty whilst food is gambled on. I wish socialism would hurry up and get here..I bet there'll be an awful lot more left voters in future. I wasnt the only one disgusted in trade class. The battle is internationalism vs globalization. Castro is still leading the good fight so i know what side im on. People will have to choose theirs very soon as almost every country is in the hands of mncs. me shoes were made by a wealthy and largely equal marxist country known as vietnam. therein lies hope. and in the lutheran social democratic structure of scandanavian countries. Capitalism must stop. Its not even a battle of ideals anymore, its a battle for livelihoods, social justice, and in many cases simply food, water etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Apjp View Post
    Sutherland is to renegotiate the bailout-just shows how fg is in the pocket of fatcats and bankers.
    Do you have a source for that, apjp ? I missed that.

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    Can anyone imagine one of our crowd doing anything so noble. especially a politician. Yes I know noble and politician just does not go, but you know what I mean. There appears to be a huge absence of honour within the ranks of the "haves" in Ireland. Bank of Ireland giving "erroneous" information to the Dept. Finance, and handing over what was it, 76 million euro to those who wrecked the banking system of Ireland, as a "well done" bonus?

    I "stole" by accident, a small bottle of make-up from Dunnes two weeks ago. It was in the trolley and I didn't even see it until my taxi driver swept it up and shoved it into my bags which had already been packed by someone else. I could not sleep, people, worrying about the €6.25 I owed Dunnes. When I went back to Dunnes on Friday, I picked up another bottle, took it to the check-out, explained to the member of staff what I had done and told her to keep it once it was added to my bill. I had to insist. The staff member felt I was being silly as "Dunnes can bloody afford it". True. But to sell your soul for the world, okay, but for a bottle of make-up, now, come on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    Do you have a source for that, apjp ? I missed that.
    sorry ill reedit that i mean hes LIKELY to do so. Eddie hobbs claimed on the dunphy show last week that from talking to 'party insiders' he reckons this will happen. naturally everyones favourite cynic eamo knocked the notion for six. maybe we should just let dunphy run the show. the man might be seen by some as a hypocrite but he talks more sense than the troika parties. VB can be tanaiste. or other way round-i aint fussy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddha View Post
    Can anyone imagine one of our crowd doing anything so noble. especially a politician. Yes I know noble and politician just does not go, but you know what I mean. There appears to be a huge absence of honour within the ranks of the "haves" in Ireland. Bank of Ireland giving "erroneous" information to the Dept. Finance, and handing over what was it, 76 million euro to those who wrecked the banking system of Ireland, as a "well done" bonus?

    I "stole" by accident, a small bottle of make-up from Dunnes two weeks ago. It was in the trolley and I didn't even see it until my taxi driver swept it up and shoved it into my bags which had already been packed by someone else. I could not sleep, people, worrying about the €6.25 I owed Dunnes. When I went back to Dunnes on Friday, I picked up another bottle, took it to the check-out, explained to the member of staff what I had done and told her to keep it once it was added to my bill. I had to insist. The staff member felt I was being silly as "Dunnes can bloody afford it". True. But to sell your soul for the world, okay, but for a bottle of make-up, now, come on!
    In applegreen theyd have had ye fined-sadly the fact is in a village with no work for anyone, our garage is dominated by foreign nationals who dont even have compassion in their service-for instance they will stare ye out of it like yer a thief if you look at something in the shop too long. Im not trying to take the pro-irish line but I wish companies would stop looking outside of ireland for cheaper labour when there are 450000 people out of work and a 1000 leaving every week. Its why everyone i know nearly is prejudiced-the foreigners get this that and the other and our dole gets cut. Fascism could very easily come here if irish workers are continually undercut. Maybe though it is time we focused on giving our own people work too. But MNC's dont care. All they see is that paddy wants 10 euro per hour and that sanjeev wants 7.65. They exploit both parties as a result-extra long hours for sanjeev on 7.65 and paddy can only keep his job if he does the same. workers rights for migrants is another elephant in the room too. the trouble is try getting anyone prioritizing it now. me own da is 3 years outta work and hes a cynic as SF apparently lied to him before about getting us a social house and then gave it to an african family. people see injustices on everyone and they take the easy option and blame the foreigner. Just look at the proposals of 'serious people' like the dragons(ff tied btw), the developers(i apolgize if i mixed them up with the ordinary builder elsewhere) and the bankers of a minister for competetiveness as a CEO of Govt. We all know what that means-get an o'leary in to sort the spngers out. our way or the plane outta here. 'labour market reforms' in the imf deal'-more dole cuts every year, more minimum wage cuts, higher taxes on said minimum wage employees than the 'low ones' atm. And the papers cheer these vested interests on. Aslan got it right. crazy world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeanD6 View Post
    BBC radio is talking this morning of plagiarism allegations in relation to Ghaddaffi Jnr.'s doctorate. Obviously this is not just the prerogative of German aristocrats.

    Before members of Ireland's leading universities sit back and engage in a collective moment of schadenfreude, I suggest they drop a line to their institution's treasurer/CFO and ask him/her if the institution has been in receipt of money from CRH which has made a fortune out of building the wall in Palestine. This wall has deprived people of food, shelter, medical care and schools. Go on, ask, see what you discover.
    It's also deprived the Israelis of suicide bombers. Pity it had to take a wall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apjp View Post
    In applegreen theyd have had ye fined-sadly the fact is in a village with no work for anyone, our garage is dominated by foreign nationals who dont even have compassion in their service-for instance they will stare ye out of it like yer a thief if you look at something in the shop too long. Im not trying to take the pro-irish line but I wish companies would stop looking outside of ireland for cheaper labour when there are 450000 people out of work and a 1000 leaving every week. Its why everyone i know nearly is prejudiced-the foreigners get this that and the other and our dole gets cut. Fascism could very easily come here if irish workers are continually undercut. Maybe though it is time we focused on giving our own people work too. But MNC's dont care. All they see is that paddy wants 10 euro per hour and that sanjeev wants 7.65. They exploit both parties as a result-extra long hours for sanjeev on 7.65 and paddy can only keep his job if he does the same. workers rights for migrants is another elephant in the room too. the trouble is try getting anyone prioritizing it now. me own da is 3 years outta work and hes a cynic as SF apparently lied to him before about getting us a social house and then gave it to an african family. people see injustices on everyone and they take the easy option and blame the foreigner. Just look at the proposals of 'serious people' like the dragons(ff tied btw), the developers(i apolgize if i mixed them up with the ordinary builder elsewhere) and the bankers of a minister for competetiveness as a CEO of Govt. We all know what that means-get an o'leary in to sort the spngers out. our way or the plane outta here. 'labour market reforms' in the imf deal'-more dole cuts every year, more minimum wage cuts, higher taxes on said minimum wage employees than the 'low ones' atm. And the papers cheer these vested interests on. Aslan got it right. crazy world.
    SF doesn't "get" a social house, there is a points system and a queue. I remember a local authority person saying to me that if that was operated fairly, based on housing need, virtually every house would go to Travellers for a few years.


    people see injustices on everyone and they take the easy option and blame the foreigner.
    If you can see that, and can see that workers rights for all is the answer, why do you fall for it ?

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    The Ghadaffi link at LSE... no suprise really:-

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vOVRLBQuDQ"]YouTube - Alia Brahimi hosts a Gaddafi apologists' 'love-in' at the LSE PART 1/4[/ame]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lapsedmethodist View Post
    It's also deprived the Israelis of suicide bombers. Pity it had to take a wall.
    It's route was a bit odd though ... you have to admit.
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    What about this head the ball. Never could abide him.

    "Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega yesterday confirmed that he spoke with Libya's Col. Muammar al-Qaddafi and expressed his support to him and his government during the current political tensions in Libya. "I have been communicating by telephone with him. I've been talking to him, and logically he is fighting yet another great battle in the many battles Qaddafi has had to endure... and under these circumstances they have been looking for ways to engage in dialogue while defending the unity of the country in order to avoid its disintegration and prevent anarchy," said President Ortega. "I relayed the solidarity of the Nicaraguan people to him and the Libyan people, the solidarity of Nicaraguan Sandinistas to him and the Libyan people, and that we were confident that that problem can be resolved... that it is a difficult situation and, God willing, that that situation can be resolved and be overcome." Mr. Ortega delivered his remarks at an event in Managua commemorating Nicaraguan revolutionary hero Augusto César Sandino."
    Do not rejoice in his defeat, you men. For though the world has stood up and stopped the bastard, the (female dog) that bore him is in heat again. Bertolt Brecht

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Lord View Post
    What about this head the ball. Never could abide him.

    "Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega yesterday confirmed that he spoke with Libya's Col. Muammar al-Qaddafi and expressed his support to him and his government during the current political tensions in Libya. "I have been communicating by telephone with him. I've been talking to him, and logically he is fighting yet another great battle in the many battles Qaddafi has had to endure... and under these circumstances they have been looking for ways to engage in dialogue while defending the unity of the country in order to avoid its disintegration and prevent anarchy," said President Ortega. "I relayed the solidarity of the Nicaraguan people to him and the Libyan people, the solidarity of Nicaraguan Sandinistas to him and the Libyan people, and that we were confident that that problem can be resolved... that it is a difficult situation and, God willing, that that situation can be resolved and be overcome." Mr. Ortega delivered his remarks at an event in Managua commemorating Nicaraguan revolutionary hero Augusto César Sandino."
    Chavez too.....

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    Hmm, the thick plottens:
    A trip to Libya in 2006 by Anthony Giddens, the former London School of Economics director and eminent sociologist, when he met Muammar Gaddafi in his tent, was first vetted by the Libyan leader's head of intelligence, leaked documents show.
    Lord Giddens, guru of Labour's third way, twice met Gaddafi on trips in 2006 and 2007 organised by Monitor Group, a US lobbying firm. Leaked documents show at least one trip was disclosed in advance to Abd Allah al-Sanusi, blamed for atrocities in the present uprising.
    Giddens, 73, was director of the LSE for six years until 2003, and is the author of at least 34 books and credited with devising the "third way" adopted by Tony Blai
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/...iddens-gaddafi

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaddyJoe McGillycuddy View Post
    That was handy, as Gaddafi's "Green Book" is based on the "Third Way", too.
    Perhaps it was drafted in the LSE.

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