This is a long one – you might want to save it for after the pub on Friday night – it’ll make your eyes bleed just as effectively as a Vindaloo, I promise you.
Are you sitting comfortably? I’ll begin.
The provenance of the House of Lords is an esoteric one; part hereditary, with all the perils of aristocratic inbreeding; part ‘sideways convenience’ with all the drawbacks of the Peter Principle; and part merit, just occasionally adding a touch of informed brilliance to parliamentary life and debate.
I am as sure as I can be that 75 year old David James is not the result of the hereditary principle. Which of the remaining categories of Peers that he fits into is for you to judge – perchance he is the sole occupant of a hitherto unknown fourth category.
He has a genuinely impressive background in banking and crisis management, as his friend Simon Burke said when he was called into rescue that alien dome that landed in dockland now known as O2:
“He’s the patron saint of lost causes, when he gets called in you know you are in absolute crisis.”
The very man to turn to when the shysters and spinmeisters have run out of hot air on which to float their latest multi-million pound
scam enterprise. No surprise then to find that he was involved in the bun fight that surrounded the collapse of Rover MG.
Wikipedia is uncharacteristically coy regarding his private life:
James is married, to a woman from Leeds, but has no children.
Perhaps because he reached the grand old age of 66 before considering the option of marriage – to a woman! Heavens above this is an unusual Conservative! All we know of her is that she is in her 30s, hails from Leeds, apparently has no name beyond ‘Lady James’, and ‘was his therapist‘ – we should bear all this in mind when wagging this shaggy dog tale…
It is challenging for those who have enjoyed the higher echelons of power, to sink into the swamp of retirement. To leave behind the excitement of the secret boardroom meetings, the electric atmosphere of multi-million pound deals a quiver away from fulfilment, the gratitude of a nation; how mundane would the necessary trawl through the back pages of The Daily Express for a stair lift, or a walk-in bath seem?
Reincarnation by Michael Howard as Lord James of Blackheath must have been welcome release from the prospect of banal retirement – and what excitement it has posed for Our Noble Lord!
First he found himself centre stage, approached by ‘Foundation X’, a shadowy organisation which pushes its ‘carrot’ out front, by refusing to deal with anything less than ‘someone equal to head of state status or someone with an international security rating equal to the top six people in the world’ – How could Lord James refuse? Was he not (sort of) a senior member of parliament, if not actually government? Before he could say ‘Saga Holidays’ he was back in the world of shadowy meetings and high level finance.
Foundation ‘X’, he proudly announced to Parliament, wanted to “make the United Kingdom one of the principal points that it will use to disseminate its extraordinarily great wealth into the world, as part of an attempt to seek the recovery of the global economy.” In short, Foundation ‘X’ wanted to inject some £5 billion funding into the British economy; there will be no interest charged; and, by the way, if the British Government would like it as well, if it will help, the foundation will be prepared to put up money for funding hospitals, schools, the building of Crossrail immediately with £17 billion transfer by Christmas, if requested, and all these other things.’
Possibly the reputation of Nigerian scammers preceded Foundation ‘X’, possibly Lord James’ previous excursion into parliamentary rhetoric, during a debate on immigration, when he veered off into a lengthy discourse concerning Herman Göring who expired during a bout of frantic sex with a female kangaroo who failed to keep still (oh go on then, you prurient lot, here the Hansard link) Our Noble Lord’s fellow Peers were stunned into silence alternating with open mouthed disbelief at this tale.
I had the biggest put down of my life from my noble friend Lord Strathclyde when I told him this story. He said, “Why you? You’re not important enough to have the answer to a question like that”.
Shortly followed by the Governor of the Bank of England (Lord James has contacts you know):
So I phoned the governor and asked whether he could check this out for me. After about three days, he came back and said, “You can get lost. I’m not touching this with a bargepole.”
You cannot expect the man who persuaded the alien Dome, if not to fly, to at least flap its wings in ungainly fashion for the duration of the opening ceremony, to be discouraged by such mockery of his business acumen.
I said, “I am going to work more on it”. Then I brought one of the senior executives from Foundation X to meet my noble friend Lord Strathclyde. I have to say that, as first dates go, it was not a great success. Neither of them ended up by inviting the other out for a coffee or drink at the end of the evening, and they did not exchange telephone numbers in order to follow up the meeting.
The parallel universe sectors of the Blogosphere were excited by all this, naturally. Here was proof, discussed in the Mother of all Parliaments no less, that aliens of the New World Order were preparing to take control of Britain, flexing their unfathomable wealth; we would shortly all be slaves of Lizards – as opposed to slaves of the public sector. A change is as good as a rest.
Lord James of Blackheath has been as good as his word. On February 16th 2012 he inserted into a earnest discussion of the European Union, not disproportionately athletic kangaroos, nor mystery benefactors of £22 billion to the British Government, by Christmas upon receipt of their bank account details and e-mail password, but Trillions, Trillions I tell you – there for the taking.
This time Lord James’ mystery benefactor has a name. Yohannes Riyadi. Now there is a real Yohannes Riyadi – supposedly descended from the Emperors of the Indo-China dynasty, allegedly the ‘richest man in the world’ having access to untold riches.
There is also another Yohannes Riyadi, named by the Federal Reserve on its ‘scams’ page, as working with one Wilfredo Saurin, or possibly the same person, since 2007…
The Federal Reserve is aware of a fraudulent scam involving individuals using the names Yohannes Riyadi and/or Wilfredo Saurin, or persons claiming to be representatives of these two men. In a typical version of this scam, Mr. Riyadi and/or his delegates falsely claim that they have on deposit with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York several U.S. Treasury Checks issued to Mr. Riyadi amounting to billions of dollars.
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has been contacted by several brokers and financial institutions worldwide inquiring about the validity of this fraudulent account documentation, which is being offered as collateral for lines of credit or other types of asset based financing. The fraudulent scheme includes multiple documents which purport to have the signatures of various Federal Reserve officials, including Chairman Ben Bernanke.
Then again, there is a Yohannes Riyadi who was believed to be behind an attempt to smuggle $134.5 billion dollars in bonds into Switzerland in 2009. The Italian authorities were convinced that the bonds were genuine – wishful thinking perhaps, for they stood to gain 40% of their value, some $38 billion by way of penalty payments if genuine – enough to make a serious dent in Italy’s budget deficit.
Now the bonds confiscated from that Yohannes Riyadi on the Italian border bear a startling similarity to some 1934 ‘bonds’ that were allegedly the property of Queen Salvacion A. Legaspi. You’ve never heard of her? You don’t move in the right circles obviously.
THE ANOINTED ONE: Gospel Ministry of the Holy Spirit for Salvation head and the United Humanitarian Organization, Phil., Incorporated chairwoman Her Majesty Salvacion Legaspi-Kempe crowned the Queen of the South held at Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology last July 18, 2006.
Back in 2007, The Anointed One:
Her Majesty Salvacion, head elder of the Ministry, showed to the witnessing national and regional media reporters including ABS-CBN television all the billions (could even amounted to trillions) of dollars of treasury bonds, federal reserved notes and currencies that the US government has been looking for in the Philippines.
She was offering to give them back to the US government to redeem their debt and solve all their problems… She was apparently using the good offices of one Yohannes Riyadi, who travels on a Filipino passport looking remarkably like the Filipino passport confiscated from the Yohannes Riyadi on the Italian border. Are they all the same Yohannes Riyadi as Lord James’ Yohannes Riyadi?
None of this exotic history of various Yohannes Riyadi’s has fazed Lord James of Blackheath.
Into the European debate on fiscal union he ploughed. He had been in touch with Mr Riyadi, he had researched the matter at great length, he had ‘proof’, documents, cables, letters signed by Alan Greenspan, Tim Geithner and other important people. No mention of anything signed by Ben Bernanke (see section on Federal Reserve ‘scam’ page).
In April and May 2009, the situation started with the alleged transfer of $5 trillion to HSBC in the United Kingdom. Seven days later, another $5 trillion came to HSBC and three weeks later another $5 trillion. A total of $15 trillion is alleged to have been passed into the hands of HSBC for onward transit to the Royal Bank of Scotland.
Under the contract, the American Treasury has apparently got the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to offer to buy out the bonds issued to Mr Riyadi to replace the cash which has been taken from him over the previous 10 years. It is giving him $500 million as a cash payment to buy out worthless bonds.
I am quite prepared to recognise that one of the possibilities is that Mr Riyadi is himself putting this together as a forgery in order to try to win some recovery. But it gets more complicated than that because each of the $5 trillion payments that came in has been acknowledged and receipted by senior executives at HSBC and again receipted by senior executives at the Royal Bank of Scotland. I have a set of receipts for all of this money.
I believe that this is now such an important issue that I have put everything that I have got on the subject on to a 104-megabyte memory thumb. I want the Government to take it all, put it to some suitable investigative bureau and find out the truth of what is going on here, because something is very seriously wrong. Either we have a huge amount of tax uncollected on profits made or we have a vast amount of money festering away in the European banking system which is not real money, in which case we need to take it back. I ask for an investigation and for noble Lords to support my plea.
The Noble Lords are nothing if not polite. Lord Lea of Crandall nodded sagely and responded thus:
My Lords, I am quite happy to believe everything that the noble Lord, Lord James of Blackheath, has said. I will be very disappointed if the noble Lord, Lord Pearson of Rannoch, is unable to explain how this is all a conspiracy by Brussels. Will the Minister confirm that if you want to buy up the whole world you need a quadrillion? That is the latest figure.
And with that they returned to the matter in hand, the European Debate.
Meanwhile the conspiriloons in the darker corners of the Blogosphere were unable to conceal their delight – this was the second time in three months that their more unlikely theories of world domination by a cabal of secretive lizards with unlimited finances had been lent credence by discussion in the Mother of all Parliaments.
We were able to find one extremely brave man, Lord James of Blackheath, who demonstrated his leadership and internal fortitude by expressing his convictions by allowing these most significant issues to be brought to the House of Lords while under heavy personal attacks, threats, and verbal assaults. He brought forth the information … the secrets buried deep in the darkest parts of the closet for no one to ever find … out into the light for all to see. This is just the beginning…
The White Hats and Lord James of BlackHeath Deliver a Death Blow to The Cabal –http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Map2wVJmDg
Hands up who thought politics was boring and just a lot of silly old duffers sitting in the House of Lords? Wrong, weren’t you? Its riveting. You nearly missed Lord James delivering a ‘death blow’ to the Illuminati, the Bilderberg Conspiracy and every last Freemason.
Either that or he’s secretly on the payroll of Dan Brown Publishing, getting ready for the next blockbuster.
Or it’s time to change therapist…