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Britain's Secret Plans for Quelling Insurgency, and Turmoil in Ukraine

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Headlined to H2 3/2/09

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Update at the end:

From the Daily Express, March 2, 2009:

“TOP secret contingency plans have been drawn up to counter the threat posed by a ‘summer of discontent’ in Britain.

“The ‘double-whammy’ of the worst economic crisis in living memory and a motley crew of political extremists determined to stir up civil disorder has led to the extraordinary step of the Army being put on standby. MI5 and Special Branch are targeting activists they fear could inflame anger over job losses and payouts to failed bankers. 

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“What worries emergency planners most is that the middle classes, now struggling to cope with unemployment and repossessions, may take to the streets with the disenfranchised. The source said ‘this potent cocktail is reminiscent of the poll tax riots which fatally wounded Margaret Thatcher’s government in 1990.’

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“Were that to be the case, the Government has a contingency plan to deploy troops on the streets of Britain’s major cities.

“A senior source said: ‘This is a very real, and very serious, problem.’

“’I can tell you there have been crisis talks in Whitehall about this.’

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“’We are not just talking about the problems of immigration and British jobs for British worker. We are also talking about mass unemployment.’”

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A few observations.

First, things have been heating up dramatically in Europe over the last few months with fierce demonstrations breaking out in numerous countries such as Iceland (which went bankrupt due to its unalloyed embrace of neoliberal policies), Italy, France, England and now Ukraine. The scope for contagion is broad indeed.

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the British media is saturated daily with horrific... by Elsie Brenner on Monday, Mar 2, 2009 at 2:13:58 PM
I don't think this is just scare mongering by ... by Dr. Dennis Loo on Monday, Mar 2, 2009 at 4:00:11 PM
Dennis, you miread my comment, read again. I certa... by Elsie Brenner on Tuesday, Mar 3, 2009 at 1:59:43 PM
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