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UK’s chief scientific adviser Patrick Vallance has £600,000 of shares in vaccine maker GSK – Sir Patrick Vallance has shares in drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline – Sir Patrick Vallance has £600,000 of shares in a pharmaceuticals giant contracted to develop a Covid vaccine for the Government, a report has revealed. The Chief Scientific Adviser, who leads the Government’s expert panel on vaccines, holds 43,111 shares in GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) from his time as president of the drugs company. According to the Telegraph, accounts show Sir Patrick held 404,201 shares when he resigned in 2018 – worth £6.1 million at today’s price. He has already sold more than £5 million in shares he received during his six-year tenure with the company. GSK is one of over 20 pharmaceutical firms around the world racing to provide a vaccine for coronavirus. The manufacturer has deals with the British and US governments to supply them with jabs, subject to terms in a final contract. Insisting that Sir Patrick should have declared his stake in the company, a senior Conservative MP and ex-Cabinet minister told The Telegraph: ‘If he is making decisions on vaccines and advising the Government on them, then he either needs to divest himself of the shares or make a declaration every time he touches on the subject. ‘In the Commons, every time MPs raise an issue in which there is a registered interest, they have to declare it. Every time he is talking about vaccines or on TV, he should put it on the table.’ It is unclear whether Vallance has declared his interest at any stage. Health Secretary Matt Hancock has denied that Sir Patrick’s shares in GSK present a conflict of interest…..
Coronavirus: Group of 40 Tory rebels bid to force PM to offer vote on COVID-19 powers – The potential rebellion reflects the unease among some Conservatives about the continuing use of powers and new restrictions. – Boris Johnson is facing the prospect of a Tory rebellion over the Coronavirus Act – A group of more than 40 Conservative MPs are bidding to force the government to give parliament a vote before the renewal of ministers’ coronavirus powers. Sir Graham Brady, the chair of the influential 1922 Committee of Tory backbenchers, is leading the cross-party effort to amend emergency COVID-19 legislation. Powers under the Coronavirus Act, which was passed in March, have to be renewed by parliament every six months. The potential Tory rebellion reflects the unease among some Conservative MPs about the continuing use of the powers and the latest restrictions announced by Prime Minister Boris Johnson this week. Ahead of their first renewal next Wednesday, Sir Graham is seeking to add a provision that each time new powers are used by ministers under the Coronavirus Act, parliament should have the opportunity to debate and vote on their use. His amendment to next Wednesday’s motion has been backed by 40 other Conservative MPs – including former cabinet ministers Sir Iain Duncan Smith, David Davis, Esther McVey and Sir John Redwood – as well as senior Labour MPs Harriet Harman and John Cryer, and the DUP’s Ian Paisley and Sammy Wilson. Former government minister Steve Baker, who is supporting Sir Graham’s amendment, has also tabled his own amendment to omit Schedule 21 powers from the act’s renewal. Schedule 21 of the Coronavirus Act specifies the powers given to police officers, public health officers and immigration officers to take actions against “potentially infectious” people. It also creates criminal offences for non-compliance. A recent Crown Prosecution Service review found that all 121 cases under the Coronavirus Act were found to have been incorrectly charged because there was no evidence they covered potentially infectious people…
Mike Graham on Talk Radio, interrupting Chris Whitty, and Hitchins on Covid 19. Whitty …or Vallance.. on vaccines. Glaxo Smith Klein conflict of interest
Lies, Damned Lies, & UK Health Statistics: The Deadly Danger Of False Positives – Imagine 10,000 people getting tested using those swabs you see on TV. We have a good estimate of the general prevalence of the virus from the ONS, who are wholly independent (from Pillar 2 testing) and are testing only a few people a day, around one per cent of the numbers recently tested in Pillar 2. It is reasonable to assume that most of the time, those being tested do not have symptoms. People were asked to only seek a test if they have symptoms. However, we know from TV news and stories on social media from sampling staff, from stern guidance from the Health Minister and the surprising fact that in numerous locations around the country, the local council is leafleting people’s houses, street by street to come and get tested. The bottom line is that it is reasonable to expect the prevalence of the virus to be close to the number found by ONS, because they sample randomly, and would pick up symptomatic and asymptomatic people in proportion to their presence in the community. As of the most recent ONS survey, to a first approximation, the virus was found in 1 in every 1000 people. This can also be written as 0.1%. So when all these 10,000 people are tested in Pillar 2, you’d expect 10 true positives to be found (false negatives can be an issue when the virus is very common, but in this community setting, it is statistically unimportant and so I have chosen to ignore it, better to focus only on false positives). So, what is the false positive rate of testing in Pillar 2? For months, this has been a concern. It appears that it isn’t known, even though as I’ve mentioned, you absolutely need to know it in order to work out whether the diagnostic test has any value! What do we know about the false positive rate? Well, we do know that the Government’s own scientists were very concerned about it, and a report on this problem was sent to SAGE dated June 3rd 2020. I quote: “Unless we understand the operational false positive rate of the UK’s RT-PCR testing system, we risk over-estimating the COVID-19 incidence, the demand on track and trace and the extent of asymptomatic infection”. In that same report, the authors helpfully listed the lowest to highest false positive rate of dozens of tests using the same technology. The lowest value for false positive rate was 0.8%. Allow me to explain the impact of a false positive rate of 0.8% on Pillar 2. We return to our 10,000 people who’ve volunteered to get tested, and the expected ten with virus (0.1% prevalence or 1:1000) have been identified by the PCR test. But now we’ve to calculate how many false positives are to accompanying them. The shocking answer is 80. 80 is 0.8% of 10,000. That’s how many false positives you’d get every time you were to use a Pillar 2 test on a group of that size. The effect of this is, in this example, where 10,000 people have been tested in Pillar 2, could be summarised in a headline like this: “90 new cases were identified today” (10 real positive cases and 80 false positives). But we know this is wildly incorrect. Unknown to the poor technician, there were in this example, only 10 real cases. 80 did not even have a piece of viral RNA in their sample. They are really false positives.
Rishi Sunak’s new economic measures – universal income considered. Sir Patrick Vallance, Chief Scientific Advisor, about Covid 19 spreading. Mail article 50,000 – Revealed: Doomsday prediction of 50,000 cases a day in October is based on just few hundred positive cases as Oxford expert warns UK risks ‘talking ourselves back into a lockdown’ Sir Patrick Vallance and Chris Whitty told the UK it could face as many as 50,000 daily cases by mid-October – But Chief Scientific Adviser and Chief Medical Officer based ‘outlandish’ figure on population studies – These multiplied just a few hundred cases of coronavirus to estimate infections doubling every week – Claims by studies are not supported by Government testing data, which suggests doubling every two weeks
Covid-19 Tests could be picking up dead virus – Coronavirus: Tests ‘could be picking up dead virus’ The main test used to diagnose coronavirus is so sensitive it could be picking up fragments of dead virus from old infections, scientists say. Most people are infectious only for about a week, but could test positive weeks afterwards. Researchers say this could be leading to an over-estimate of the current scale of the pandemic. But some experts say it is uncertain how a reliable test can be produced that doesn’t risk missing cases. Prof Carl Heneghan, one of the study’s authors, said instead of giving a “yes/no” result based on whether any virus is detected, tests should have a cut-off point so that very small amounts of virus do not trigger a positive result. He believes the detection of traces of old virus could partly explain why the number of cases is rising while hospital admissions remain stable. The University of Oxford’s Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine reviewed the evidence from 25 studies where virus specimens from positive tests were put in a petri dish to see whether they would grow. This method of “viral culturing” can indicate whether the positive test has picked up active virus which can reproduce and spread, or just dead virus fragments which won’t grow in the lab, or in a person.
PMQs Kier Starmer – support for businesses and continuation of furlough. Tory magic money tree discovered. Evictions as eviction protection ends. Keir Starmer tells Labour conference: we deserved to lose election – Starmer uses first party conference speech as leader to set out how Labour has changed – Keir Starmer has staked out his intention to make Labour a “competent, credible” opposition, using his first conference speech as leader to promise a new beginning for the party and to say that under Jeremy Corbyn it deserved to lose the 2019 election. Making the speech in a near-empty arts centre in Doncaster as part of Labour’s virtual conference, Starmer condemned Boris Johnson in deeply personal terms, calling the prime minister fundamentally unserious, and “just not up to the job”. He also criticised what he said were repeated government failings over coronavirus, as well as with education and social care, saying the state of the latter system was “a disgrace to a rich nation”. Significant sections of the speech sought to recast Starmer as a different leader to Corbyn, based not just on perceived competence but Starmer’s repeated references to his patriotism, for example his family’s pride when he was awarded a knighthood at Buckingham Palace for his previous work as director of public prosecutions. The speech won a generally favourable reception from those within Labour and the unions, although Momentum, the Jeremy Corbyn-linked campaign group called it “a missed opportunity to show substance”. A key element was an appeal to former Labour voters in “red wall” seats in northern England and the Midlands to look again at the party. Starmer was introduced by Ruth Smeeth, the former Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent North, who lost her seat in December’s election. It was pointless complaining about the result, Starmer said, adding: “Let’s be brutally honest with ourselves. When you lose an election in a democracy, you deserve to. You don’t look at the electorate and ask them: ‘What were you thinking?’ You look at yourself and ask: ‘What were we doing?’ “The Labour party has lost four general elections in a row. We’ve granted the Tories a decade of power. The Tories have had as many election winners in five years as we’ve had in 75. It’s a betrayal of what we believe in to let this go on. It’s time to get serious about winning.”…
Dolores Cahill, epidemiologist, on how masks are bad for you. Flu vaccine makes Covid 19 worse. Brand New Tube – Dr Vernon Coleman – who fact checks Prince Charles? – leaflets – The Great Reset. BBC grab and go bag – tweet. Prince Charles TV channel – www.retv.org. WW3 and economic crash.
Prince Charles launches his own TV channel RE:TV and warns that we will need ‘four planets like earth to survive’ as we just ‘take and take’ and urges companies to focus on the ‘green recovery’ following coronavirus The Prince of Wales spoke via recorded message from Balmoral, Aberdeenshire – He stated that at current rate we would need ‘four planets like earth to survive’ – Prince Charles was championing today’s launch of sustainable platform RE:TV – The Prince of Wales has warned that we will need ‘four planets like earth to survive or provide enough for everybody’. Speaking today for Climate Week 2020, His Royal Highness urged companies to focus on ‘the green recovery’ following coronavirus, adding that ‘there is a better world out there’. Prince Charles said: ‘We’ve so degraded natural systems, eco-systems, biodiversity, that it’s becoming increasingly impossible for nature to sustain us. ‘At the moment it’s all take, take. Now we’ve reached the situation where we really need four planets like earth to survive or provide enough for everybody. Climate activist Prince Charles (pictured) spoke out for a second time on Monday to launch Climate Week 2020. The royal warned that earth had sustained long lasting damage ‘And there is a better world out there. We can operate our industries far better’. He added that he was aware many industries were already dealing with strained operations from the coronavirus pandemic, but due to the ‘challenges’ such as these ‘hitting us in the face’ he had noticed an renewed interest in issues affecting the planet that sustains us. The heir to the throne, who has been an environmental campaigner since the early 1970s, said: ‘With the planetary emergency so critical – with the permafrost melting in Siberia for instance, producing dire effects on global warming, and with the Pantanal in Brazil being consumed by unprecedented numbers of fires – we can no longer go on like this, as if there was no tomorrow and no ultimate reckoning for our abuse of nature. ‘So what do we do? Without doubt we must now put ourselves on a war-like footing, approaching our action from the perspective of a military-style campaign. That way, working together, we can combat this most grave and urgent challenge. ‘If we have the resolve to shift our trajectory, we must start now by bringing forward our net zero target – I am afraid 2050 simply suggests we have room to delay…‘
Ex soldiers against ‘green light for torture’ Overseas Operations Bill … Veterans slam Labour’s ‘blatant fence sitting’ as Starmer sacks ministers daring to vote against war crimes bill – Military veterans have condemned Labour’s mass abstention from a Commons vote on the Tory Overseas Operations Bill which critics say could decriminalise torture during military operations. Their comments come after a fiery debate in Parliament on 23 September which saw three Labour MPs, including the popular socialist Nadia Whittome, sacked for rebelling against party leader Keir Starmer’s orders to abstain: Labour’s shadow defence secretary John Healey argued that the bill creates the risk that the very gravest crimes including torture and other war crimes go unpunished Defence minister Ben Wallace shot back by saying it was Labour’s illegal wars which had created the situation in the first place. Veterans, whose voices are usually absent from such discussions, have now told their side. Former soldier Jimmy Young told The Canary that he was concerned about how far the new Labour leadership would go to win right-wing votes: I understand that they’re trying to take back the language of patriotism for the right and claw back voters in that way, but to abstain on a bill that would essentially make actual war crimes easier to happen/harder to prosecute, it looks more like blatant fence sitting than it does ‘We’re the party that looks after squaddies, lads’. He added: Moral principles should never have to play second fiddle to aesthetical voter reach, and its a bit unnerving of the direction Labour might lurch to. A former paratrooper and Iraq veteran, who asked not to be named, said the bill had implications not just for overseas operations, but also for the domestic rule of law: The whole thing undermines the country, making it look like a tinpot dictatorship to the rest of the world. As a soldier, I never thought we should be above the law. It undermines the Army and the standards and ethos it tries to drill into us. It is quite honestly an insult to ordinary soldiers who pride themselves on professionalism. And even from a selfish British pov [point of view] precedents set abroad tend to come back to the UK in one way or another. Ireland is the perfect example of that when we look at things like policing. He also warned that the bill was an attack on the rights of current and former military personnel to make claims against the military for negligence and injury: The bit on soldiers and veterans themselves [being] unable to make legal claims is infuriating. Spent years listening to words like “betrayed” being used by soldiers, civvies and politicians to describe particularly those on the left. Blokes aren’t daft, army life is precarious. And we have little to no say. Expected to damage our bodies and then when we are no good, unlike the officer class, we’re just thrown to the side. This feels like another betrayal.
Steven Eyers, unelected ‘Labour’ mayor Marvin Rees’ chief enforcer harassing van-dwellers on The Downs. Mayor wasting public money bullying the poor and homeless rather than doing his job and housing them. The Downs are owned by the slave trading Merchant Venturers. – Van dweller numbers climb as Bristol emerges from lockdown “This is a citywide issue and one that doesn’t have a simple solution” Van dwellers are on the rise again in Bristol after their numbers fell during coronavirus lockdown. The visible increase is causing fresh worry for some residents for whom the matter is a “major source of concern”. Recent data from Bristol City Council shows there are about 40 locations across the city where people live in vans parked on the street. Five of these encampments have been assessed as having a “high impact” on the surrounding neighbourhood. And the numbers are starting to swell after nine months of growth was interrupted by a sharp drop during lockdown. The fresh information comes ten months after the council introduced a new policy for dealing with van dwellers that sought to balance the needs of residents with those of people choosing an alternative lifestyle. It was revealed in a response to questions put to city mayor Marvin Rees at this month’s full council meeting. Conservative councillor Steve Smith, who sought the latest figures, said: “These unauthorised sites on highways continue to be a major source of concern for residents in my ward.” Cllr Smith represents the people of Westbury-on-Trym and Henleaze, where two roads are popular with van dwellers – Parry’s Lane on Durdham Down and nearby Westbury Park close to the White Tree Roundabout. Parry’s Lane is especially popular and is often packed end-to-end with large white camper vans parked on both sides of the through road. The written response provided to Cllr Smith identified Parry’s Lane as one of five encampments in the city assessed as having a “high impact” by officers from the council and Avon and Somerset Police. The other four encampments are in Maurice Road next to St Andrew’s Park in St Andrew’s, Kellaway Avenue which runs through Horfield and Bishopston, Co-operation Road in Greenbank, and Mina Road and nearby streets in St Werburgh’s. Whether van dwellers are having a high or low impact on the neighbourhood is assessed using evidence generally derived from police and witness statements, photographs and videos, and officer observations, the council said. The official response noted the number of occupied vehicles in Bristol began rising in June after a sharp drop during the first two months of lockdown. A full survey carried out in March, just before lockdown, found the number of occupied vehicles had grown during the previous nine months…
Even the police don’t want more powers to evict Traveller camps – investigation reveals – 15 September 2020 – Even the police don’t want more powers to evict Traveller camps – investigation reveals – Police do not want more powers to evict unauthorised Traveller camps and instead want more legal sites built – an investigation by the charity Friends Families and Travellers (FFT) has revealed. – The national charity submitted freedom of information requests to all Police Forces and Police and Crime Commissioners in England and Wales, as well as the National Police Chief Council and the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners to get their submissions to the Government’s 2019 consultation ‘Strengthening police powers to tackle unauthorised encampments’. In the consultation the Government threatened to: – Make trespass a crime – resulting in prison, a fine or your vehicle being taken from you. – Make it a crime for you to stop alongside or on the road – they will be able to move you along. = Make it so police can act when there is two vehicles, instead of six. A car, a trailer and a van would count as three vehicles. A horse drawn wagon would also count as a vehicle, say lawyers. – Make it so police can force you to go to a transit site in another county. – Make it so you are banned from an area for one year instead of three months. – The Government have failed Gypsy and Traveller communities ‘The Government have failed Gypsy and Traveller communities’ say FFT. Travellers at Appleby Horse Fair (c) Natasha Quarmby – The FFT research shows that only one out of five bodies who responded with their submissions supported the Government proposals to criminalise unauthorised encampments and nearly all of police bodies called for more site provision. Less than one in five agreed with the Home Office proposals to give police power to seize vehicles of those on unauthorised encampments. “The findings clearly demonstrate that only a small percentage of police respondents are in favour of criminalising trespass or strengthening of existing powers, stressing that this will be ineffective unless there is increased site provision,” say Friends Families and Travellers. The full FFT report on their investigation can be seen here. The consultation closed in March 2020 and the Government is expected to release their own results on the consultation later this autumn. There is no point in bringing in more laws which tell Travellers where they can’t go when you aren’t telling them where they can go – Abbie Kirkby, Advice and Policy Manager at Friends, Families and Travellers said: “The hostile approach taken by this Government towards Gypsies and Travellers must stop. We have seen huge opposition to these proposals, opposition not only from the police but from across society in recognition of the implications for human rights and civil liberties. The Government have failed Gypsy and Traveller communities – there is no point in bringing in more laws which tell Travellers where they can’t go when you aren’t telling them where they can go.” In their response to the consultation, the National Police Chiefs Council and the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners said, “We believe that criminalising unauthorised encampments is not acceptable. Complete criminalisation of trespass would likely lead to legal action in terms of incompatibility with regard to the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Public Sector Equality Duty under the Equality Act 2010, most likely on the grounds of how could such an increase in powers be proportionate and reasonable when there are insufficient pitches and stopping places?” The Travellers’ Times understands that Lawyers for Gypsies and Travellers are set to challenge in the High Court any new laws strengthening police powers to evict camps.
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US journalist found dead in Istanbul under ‘suspicious’ circumstances – – Andre Vltchek, a Russian-born American journalist, was found dead in his car in Istanbul on Tuesday. Police are treating the circumstances around his death as “suspicious.” The 57-year-old journalist was traveling with his wife Rossie Indira and two drivers who took them from the northern province of Samsun where they stayed for nine days before going to Istanbul. Upon arriving at their hotel in Istanbul’s Karaköy district in the early hours of Tuesday morning, Indira tried to wake Vltchek who she presumed to be asleep, but he was unresponsive. An ambulance was called, and paramedics confirmed that Vltchek had died. Police cordoned off the area while an investigation was launched into his death, during which the journalist’s wife and two drivers will be questioned. Vltchek, an investigative journalist who was born in Russia and became a naturalized U.S. citizen, worked as a reporter in conflict zones from Bosnia to East Timor for a long time. He also penned articles for Der Spiegel and The Guardian. He has been in Turkey for a while and gave an interview to the Aydınlık daily earlier this month. Wife of dead American journalist testifies on husband’s body conditions – The wife of the 57-year-old American journalist Andre Vltchek, who was found dead in his car in the Karaköy neighborhood of Istanbul, bared her testimony to the police, underlining her husband’s condition on late Sept. 22. “One of his legs was paralyzed. He also had diabetes. He was taking two pills,” said Rossie Indira Vltchek, adding details about her husband’s illnesses. “We were coming from Samsun province to Istanbul. When we approached Istanbul, he started sleeping. In the morning we came in front of the hotel. I wanted to wake him up, but he did not respond,” noted the wife. According to the police sources, the couple departed from the Black Sea province of Samsun to Istanbul with a rented VIP van with two drivers. The journalist was found dead in front of the hotel on early Sept. 22. Police declared it as “suspicious death” and seized all belongings in the van. Answering a question about why they went to Samsun, the wife told the police, “Some recommended that the province had fresh air. We were in Serbia on Sept. 5. Then we moved to Samsun. Then we rented the van and the drivers.”…
Stephen Cohen, Noted Author and Historian of Russia, Dies at 81 – SEP 21, 2020 – Noted historian Stephen Cohen died Friday at 81 of lung cancer. Cohen was a writer and professor at New York University and Princeton University who studied Russia, including the rise and fall of communism and Russian leadership. Stephen Cohen appeared on Democracy Now! many times. Here he is in December 2016, speaking about U.S.-Russia relations following the election of Donald Trump. Stephen Cohen: “We now have three Cold War fronts that are fraught with hot war, the possibility of hot war — the Baltic area, Ukraine and Syria — between two nuclear powers. Things are very, very dangerous. We desperately need in this country a discussion of American policy toward Russia. We can’t keep saying an untruth, that this new Cold War is solely the fault of Putin.” That was Stephen Cohen, who died Friday. He is survived by his three children, four grandchildren and his spouse, Katrina vanden Heuvel, editorial director and publisher of The Nation…
World Economic Forum’s Techno-Totalitarian Roadmap – On June 13, 2019, Klaus Schwab, President of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and UN Secretary-General António Guterres signed a partnership between their two organisations. This was done without any direct media attention despite the tremendous implications this poses to humanity. By and large, this means that the power over our lives with a stroke of a pen has been transferred to the big global corporations and their owners. Global elite Technocrats cannot fathom how there could be any blowback against their techno-totalitarian dreams of Utopia. Those who do resist are viewed as an expendable nuisance and too ignorant to know what is good for themselves. The Corona crisis is the trigger for a global coup d’état of monumental dimensions. It is the beginning of a new era, with a new international economic order that risks completely destroying human freedoms. Tyrants have now taken over to forcibly steer us into a “climate smart” and “healthy” world through the World Economic Forum’s new techno-totalitarian roadmap – “The Great Reset”. On June 13, 2019, Klaus Schwab, President of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and UN Secretary-General António Guterres signed a partnership between their two organisations. This was done without any direct media attention despite the tremendous implications this poses to humanity. By and large, this means that the power over our lives with a stroke of a pen has been transferred to the big global corporations and their owners. The agreement includes six focus areas: Funding for the UN Agenda 2030 – Climate change – Health – Digital collaboration – Gender equality and women’s liberation. Education and skills development. The aim of the partnership is to accelerate the UN Sustainability Agenda and the 17 global targets. “Meeting the Sustainable Development Goals is essential for the future of humanity. The World Economic Forum is committed to supporting this effort, and working with the United Nations to build a more prosperous and equitable future.” The agreement also states that the WEF’s fourth industrial revolution is an important component in implementing the agenda. Digitisation is seen as the key.
Sanctions on Belarus and Iran. Andre Vltchek, film maker, author, philosopher, dies at age 57 – him on the Indonesia Coup in 1965. Stephen Cohen, US Russian expert, dies aged 80. Andre Vltchek on Press TV about Belarus. Alex Navalny – Novichok on bottle.
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Julian Assange ‘very high’ risk of suicide if extradited to US, psychiatrist tells court – Julian Assange – Craig Murray – Your Man in the Public Gallery: Assange Hearing Day 17 – I must reveal details of Julian’s medical condition which I had withheld, but I think the situation is so serious I must now do that. I did not report that Professor Michael Kopelman gave evidence that, among other preparations for suicide, Julian Assange had hidden a razor blade in his folded underwear, but this had been discovered in a search of his cell. As I did report, Kopelman was subjected to an extremely aggressive cross-examination by James Lewis, which in the morning had focused on the notion that Julian Assange’s mental illness was simply malingering, and that Kopelman had failed to detect this. The razor blade was a key factor in Lewis’s browbeating of Kopelman, and he attacked him on it again and again and again. Lewis stated that Kopelman “relied on” the razor blade story for his diagnosis. He then proceeded to portray it as a fantasy concocted by Assange to support his malingering. Lewis asked Kopelman repeatedly why, if the story were true, it was not in Dr Daly’s clinical notes? Surely if a prisoner, known to be depressive, had a razor blade found in his cell, it would be in the prison medical records? Why had Prof Kopelman failed to note in his report that there was no evidence for the razor blade in Dr Daly’s medical records? Was he hiding that information? Was it not very strange that this incident would not be in the medical notes? In an attempt to humiliate Kopelman, Lewis said “You say you do not rely on the razor blade for your diagnosis. But you do rely on it. Let us then look at your report. You rely on the razor blade at paragraph 8. You mention it again at paragraph 11a. Then 11c. Then paragraph 14, paragraph 16, 17b, 18a. Then we come to the next section and the razor blade is there at paragraph 27 and 28. Then again in the summary it is at paragraphs 36 and again at paragraph 38. So tell me Professor, how can you say that you do not rely on the razor blade?” Lewis then went on to invite Kopelman to change his diagnosis. He asked him more than once if his diagnosis would be different if there was no razor blade and it were an invention by Assange. Kopelman was plainly unnerved by this attack. He agreed it was “very odd indeed” it was not mentioned in the medical notes if it were true. The plain attack that he had naively believed an obvious lie disconcerted Kopelman. Except it was Lewis who was not telling the truth. There really was a concealed razor blade, and what Assange had told Kopelman, and what Kopelman had believed, was true in every single detail. In a scene straight out of a TV legal drama, during Kopelman’s testimony, the defence had managed to obtain the charge sheet from Belmarsh Prison – Assange had been charged with the offence of the razor blade. The charge sheet is dated 09.00 on 7 May 2019, and this is what it reads: Governor, On the 05/05/19 at approximately 15.30, myself and Officer Carroll were conducting a routine matrix search in 2-1-37 solely occupied by Mr Assange A9379AY. He was asked before we began the search if everything in the cell belonged to him, to which he replied “To my knowledge yes”. During the process of this search I lifted a pair of his personal underwear up whilst searching the cupboard. When I lifted them I heard a metal object drop inside the cupboard. When I investigated what it was I saw half of a razor blade which had been concealed in his personal underwear. This had now been placed in evidence bag number M0001094. This concludes my report Signed Off Locke I was later shown a copy and got a quick shot: When on Tuesday Edward Fitzgerald QC produced this charge sheet in court, it did not appear to be news to the prosecution. James Lewis QC panicked. Rather too quickly, Lewis leapt to his feet and asked the judge that it should be noted that he had never said that there was no razor blade. Fitzgerald responded that was not the impression that had been given. From the witness box and under oath, Kopelman stated that was not the impression he had been given either.
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