Cameron Buddy Leading Pfixer In Astra Zeneca Takeover – No Surprise There

The man at the centre of the Big Pharma corporation Pfizer’s hostile takeover bid for A stra ZenecaA is lobbyist Sir Alan Parker, a friend of David Cameron.

Parker, who once holidayed with Mr Cameron and received a knighthood in the New Year honours list, is spearheading the UK lobbying operation for Pfizer’s controversial £63 billion bid.

The Prime Minister, who has regular mentoring sessions from Tony Blair and is obviously a diligent pupil, has been accused of ‘cheerleading’ for the bid, despite concerns about the impact on British jobs and pharma.ceutical research and development.

Last night Downing Street said it was ‘nonsense’ to suggest the Prime Minister’s friendship with Sir Alan had coloured his view of the proposed deal. Which in the convoluted language of senior civil servants is as good as an admission.

‘The Prime Minister is fighting for British jobs and British science,’ the spokesman said.’ Astra Zeneca employees are probably aware that with a guy like Cammers of your side, you don’t need enemies.

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Dr. Offit, mandatory vaccine and conflicts of interest

Last week we blogged Come Offit Doctor when the Bolshevik Broadcasting Corporation gave airtime to an American “immunity expert” who wanted to help the government persuade us vaccines should be made compulsory by law.

The BBC is required by the terms of its charter to give a balanced and objective view of all news.

There was no vaccine sceptic in the studio to provide an opposing view. Still Doctor Offit is a scientist and so could be trusted to give a balanced and objective view couldn’t he?

Could he? Make up your own minds:

From CBS News:

Paul Offit and the Vaccine Industry

By Sharyl Attkisson

For years some parents and scientists have raised concerns about vaccine safety, including a possible link to autism and ADD. Many independent experts have sided with government officials and other scientists who say there’s no possible connection. But how “independent” are they CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson shares here’s what she found.

They’re some of the most trusted voices in the defense of vaccine safety: The American Academy of Pediatrics, Every Child By Two, and pediatrician Dr. Paul Offit.

But CBS News has found these three have something more in common – strong financial ties to the industry whose products they promote and defend.

The vaccine industry gives millions to the American Academy of Pediatrics for conferences, grants, medical education classes and even helped build their headquarters [ … ] guess who’s listed as the group’s treasurers Officials from Wyeth and a paid adviser to big pharmaceutical clients.

Then there’s Paul Offit, perhaps the most widely-quoted defender of vaccine safety. He’s gone so far as to say babies can tolerate “10,000 vaccines at once.” This is how Offit described himself in a previous interview: “I’m the chief of infectious disease at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a professor of pediatrics at Penn’s medical school,” he said.

Offit was not willing to be interviewed on this subject but like others in this CBS News investigation, he has strong industry ties. In fact, he’s a vaccine industry insider. Offit holds in a $1.5 million dollar research chair at Children’s Hospital, funded by Merck (makers of the MMR vaccine – Boggart Blog).

He holds the patent on an anti-diarrhea vaccine he developed with Merck, Rotateq, which has prevented thousands of hospitalizations [so it is claimed]. And future royalties for the vaccine were just sold for $182 million cash. Dr. Offit’s share of vaccine profits? Unknown.’

Dr. Paul Offit, Multi millionaire vaccine inventor
READ THE FULL CBS NEWS ARTICLE
This is a must read for anyone who has ever been sceptical about vaccines and an even muster read for those who think Big Pharma and their running dogs in the medical professions are benign, altruistic and only want to squirt poison into us for our own good.

The BBC didn’t mention any of the above information about Offit before giving him the mic. nor did it require him to declare a conflict of interest. Is there a vaccine to immunise against memory loss? Or one to prevent attacks of incompetence, laziness and shoddy research?

Or is there perhaps on being developed to prevent awkward bastards asking difficult questions, a disease that if it goes pandemic threatens the entire global totalitarian project.

Believe nobody, trust nothing except your own instinct and common sense.

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Dave UsesHis Nudger On Business Leaders

In a speech to business leaders yesterday David Cameron told the audience he will boost investment in the industries of the future; aerospace, pharmaceuticals and green energy.

Dunno about industries of the future, with oil prices rocketing and thus the cost of aviation fuel taking off, the case for green energy composted after the catastrophic experiences of Spain and Denmark and the pharmaceutical market already saturated with useless, expensive drugs, they look more like dead ducks than industries of the future to me.

Unless it was future contributions to the conservative party coffers Dave meant. Yeah, that’s probably it, he was using his nudger on them.
“Bung some of your slush funds my way lads and I’ll fill your boots with taxpayers’ money.”

Read full story:
Cameron pledges to support industries of the future

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