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Government paying top barrister £1,700 PER DAY for advising child sex abuse probe

Government paying top barrister £1,700 PER DAY for advising child sex abuse probe

Ben Emmerson QC could pocket £1.7 million by the end of the five-year inquiry

Ben Emmerson QC was paid £177,480 from last September to the end of March this year, for working up to four days a week.

And he could be set to walk away with more than £1.7million by the end of the five-year inquiry.

The lawyer fell out with a panel member earlier this year who accused him of bullying and intimidation, but was cleared by Home Office bosses.

“I only hope that, if compensation is awarded to victims, it is as generous.”

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/government-paying-top-barrister-1700-6094656

Was case of missing boy thought murdered by VIP paedophile ring covered up?  (#60Mins)

Was case of missing boy thought murdered by VIP paedophile ring covered up? (#60Mins)

http://loucollins.uk/2015/07/15/on-sunday-60mins-will-expose-the-dark-secrets-of-britains-most-powerful-men/

The suspected abduction and murder of a 15-year-old lad by a VIP paedophile ring in Britain is featured in a TV documentary Sunday night, writes Nick Dorman in the Sunday People.

Martin Allen’s disappearance is probed by Australia’s Channel 9 on its 60 Minutes show which can be viewed in the UK online.

Martin, son of the chauffeur of the Australian High Commissioner in London, vanished in 1979.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/case-missing-boy-thought-murdered-6093268

 

 

 

NATO prepares biggest military exercise in 13 years

NATO prepares biggest military exercise in 13 years

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and its allies will launch its biggest military exercise since 2002 in October to counter Islamic State (IS) militants in Southern Europe.

As many as 36,000 soldiers will be deployed across the Mediterranean to train in a complex “artificial threat scenario” in which militants will launch land, sea and air attacks, the organization said on Wednesday.

“We cannot choose between the eastern threat and the southern threat, we have to train for both,” said General Hans-Lothar Domrose, commander of the NATO military command at Brunssum, Netherlands, in reference to the threat from Russia.

More than 30 countries, including non-NATO nations such as Sweden and Austria, will take part in the exercises which will be staged in Spain, Italy, Portugal and in the Mediterranean from 3 October to 6 November.

“We will be working in a huge training area,” Domrose said. “We will focus on speed, on multiple threats, simultaneously,” Domrose added.

The move responds to the rise of IS in Iraq and Syria. The organisation’s Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg warned the Arab Spring uprisings had led to a “brutal winter” of instability.

NATO’s last exercises on this scale date back to 2002, when 15 members of the alliance and 12 partner nations tested their capabilities in Norway and Poland.

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