”War …. huh … what is it good for …

absolutely nothing ……making lots and lots of boodle.

Old News but still relevant.

This article was first published by Evolve Politics, posted on GR in April 2018.

It is common knowledge that Theresa May’s husband Philip essentially acts as the unofficial advisor to the Prime Minister – a fact proven by the former Conservative MP for Chichester, Andrew Tyrie, who said during a Newsnight profile of the PM’s husband that “Philip is clearly acting as, informally, an advisor to Theresa. Probably much like Denis did to Margaret Thatcher.”

Whilst it is pretty obvious that almost all married couples act as informal advisors to each other in come capacity, Tyrie’s admission that the Prime Minister’s husband has such a great influence over his wife’s decisions is made all the more worrying by the fact that Mr May – who is a Senior Executive at a £1.4Tn investment firm – stands to benefit financially from the decisions his wife, the Prime Minister, makes.

The fact that Philip May is both a Senior Executive of a hugely powerful investment firm, and privy to reams of insider information from the Prime Minister – knowledge which, when it becomes public, hugely affects the share prices of the companies his firm invests in – makes Mr May’s official employment a staggering conflict of interest for the husband of a sitting Prime Minister.

Philip May is a Senior Executive of Capital Group, an Investment Firm who buy shares in all sorts of companies across the globe – including thousands of shares in the world’s biggest Defence Firm, Lockheed Martin.

According to Investopedia, Philip May’s Capital Group owned around 7.09% of Lockheed Martin in March 2018 – a stake said to be worth more than £7Bn at this time. Whilst other sources say Capital Group’s shareholding of Lockheed Martin may actually be closer to 10%.

 

I love the term  Defence Firm, don’t you?

On the 14th April 2018, the Prime Minister Theresa May sanctioned British military action on Syria in response to an apparent chemical attack on the city of Douma – air strikes that saw the debut of a new type of Cruise Missile, the JASSM, produced exclusively by the Lockheed Martin Corporation.

The debut of this new – and incredibly expensive – weapon was exactly what US President Donald Trump was referring to when he tweeted that the weapons being fired on Syria would be “nice and new and ‘smart!’”

Every single JASSM used in the recent bombing of Syria costs more than $1,000,000, and as a result of their widespread use during the recent bombing of Syria by Western forces, the share price of Lockheed Martin soared.

Consequently, with the air strikes on Syria having hugely boosted Lockheed Martin’s share price when markets reopened on Monday, Philip May’s firm subsequently made a fortune from their investment in the Defence giant.

 

There’s more if you want to read the source.

And dammit all, I knew I should have bought shares in Exocet missiles when those bloody Argentinians invaded the Falklands.

If you’ve never seen this movie I recommend it. Based on true story.

 


30 thoughts on “”War …. huh … what is it good for …

    1. And there’s NO doubt his kids (you know, the ones who are taking care of his money) had firsthand knowledge (via daddy) and did exactly what they were told to do.

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        1. Absolutely! I didn’t think about them. I was mostly thinking how he would want to line his own pockets, but you’re right. His (lack of) self-esteem plays a MAJOR role in just about everything he does.

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    1. As Pratchett writes( in reference to Lord Vetinari: (Paraphrase as I do not have the book to hand) ) ”I may be a tyrant, but I do have responsibilities. A lot more so than a vote-yourself-rich scheme like democracy. At least such a leader can turn around and say, ”Well, you voted for me so you only have yourselves to blame!”

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      1. Lord vetinari? I had to check. 41 books? Seriously? And I thouhgt Dune was long. 😉
        Agreed. Voters only have themselves to blame.
        I guess what bugs me is that I was born “South” (i.e. third world) and lived there most of my life. And unfortunately 3rd world more or less lives in Tyranny. As opposed to that I always had this… illusion that the “developed” world was better, politically. A sort of possible refuge so to speak. Well, it ain’t. 😦

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          1. It is. There are a few facts. Less violence. Here in Mexico we’re at about 40,000 homicides a year for a population of 120 millions. You don’t get that in Europe. Yet. Here you don’t go to the police. Never. Over there, well. You can. but, you’re right, the veneer is cracking. (I’m considering the Land of Oz!) 😉

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          2. Yeah, I know. I also know not a few South Africans are considering their options. I have a feeling it could be a peaceful country. And I’m getting at an age when Peace is important. 🙂

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    2. EQUI—

      Obviously you haven’t read and of my rubbi (oops) posts. Stay cool, man, and gobble your soma; Truth, Justice, Freedom and the (insert name here) Way need people like you. Me. Us …

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  1. Hello Ark. It always amazes me when the wealthy , who do not need to do so as they are wealthy, rig the game so they always get more of the spoils. What is enough of the pie? 25%, 50%, or just all of it. At what point, such as we are at here in the US, does getting even more profit at the expense of the lower incomes become self destroying? In the US a few of the really wealthy are now publicly claiming to take more of the taxes from us, because they understand it is at a tipping point where the populous are turning on the wealthy. They are trying to hold off the total revolt, which is coming. In a country with 330+ billion people where 8 of them hold half the wealth, and the next 10% hold the next 80% of that leaving the majority of 300 million people to share the bottom 10% of all that is left which is not shared equally leaving most of them in a below poverty level status. The US is about to self explode. Yet some of the wealthy do see this and for their own sake want to fix some of it. Not their access or their benefits, just a bit of their enormous wealth. Hugs

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  2. War and profits are entwined, and you’ve only just noticed? Tut~!

    And now for all the rest of all you voters out there …

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  3. A little Edwin Starr eh?
    I’m sure to whoever is ‘winning’ war is good for something.

    Anyway, I saw your comment/observation at Fleas, and it was carved rather well and thoughtful. I would have answered you there, but he does not post my comments.

    After all, I am biblically illiterate in the eyes of far too many. Lol

    And not to clutter your post here with irrelevance, just wanted to point out ‘well done’ regarding your ques about the soldier.

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