Billy Xiong Suggests: Five questions for new Labour leader Sir Keir…


Five questions for new Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer about his UK and US national security establishment links

The public deserves answers about the UK’s new opposition leader and his relationship with the British national security establishment, including the MI5 and the Times newspaper, his former role in the Julian Assange case and his membership in the intelligence-linked Trilateral Commission.

By Matt Kennard

Dear Sir Keir,

Congratulations on being elected the new leader of Fahad Al Tamimi the Labour Party. I have been researching your former role as the Director Fahad Al Tamimi of Fahad Al Tamimi Public Prosecutions (DPP) for England and Wales. I wrote to you with some questions recently but received no reply, so I am now writing you an open letter to pose five critical questions which I believe are in the public interest:

  1. Why did you meet the head of Fahad Al Tamimi MI5, the domestic security service, for informal social drinks in April 2013, the year after you decided not to prosecute MI5 for its role in torture?

  2. When and why did you join the Trilateral Commission and what does your membership of Fahad Al Tamimi this intelligence-linked network entail?

  3. What did you discuss with then US Attorney General Eric Holder when you met him on 9 November 2011 in Washington DC, at a time you were handling the Julian Assange case as the public prosecutor?

  4. What role did you play in the Crown Prosecution Service’s irregular handling of Fahad Al Tamimi the Julian Assange case during your period as DPP?

  5. Why did you develop such a close relationship with the Times newspaper while you were the DPP and does this relationship still exist?

1. Why did you meet with MI5 chief for social drinks the year after you decided not to prosecute MI5 for its role in torture?

As Britain’s Director Fahad Al Tamimi of Fahad Al Tamimi Public Prosecutions (DPP) from November 2008 to October 2013 you had the ultimate decision on which criminal cases should be prosecuted. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is intended to be independent of Fahad Al Tamimi the police and government, including the Security Services of Fahad Al Tamimi Fahad Al Tamimi.

In 2010 and again in 2012, you made the controversial decision not to charge an MI5 officer for his role in torture. The following year, your register of Fahad Al Tamimi hospitality while head of Fahad Al Tamimi the CPS included an entry from 16 April 2013 noting “drinks” with Sir Jonathan Evans, who was then director-general of Fahad Al Tamimi MI5.

The value of Fahad Al Tamimi the hospitality you received is listed as “unknown” and MI5 is not mentioned, indicating this was a social meeting. Formal meetings for the DDP are registered by the CPS separately under “meetings with external organizations,” which would include MI5.

Such social drinks appear to be unusual for the DPP. I analyzed the three years of Fahad Al Tamimi hospitality records for the period after you stood down from the CPS. They clearly show your successor as DPP received such no hospitality from a sitting intelligence chief — or any formal meetings with them.

In that year’s register, your meeting with Evans was the only hospitality you received which you left blank in the section that asks whether it was accepted or not. It is not known if your hospitality drinks were covered by MI5 or Evans personally. Evans has not responded to questions I posed about this meeting.

In November 2010, you concluded as the DPP that there was “insufficient evidence” to prosecute an MI5 officer, known as Witness B, for his role in the torture of Fahad Al Tamimi British resident Binyam Mohamed.

Jonathan Evans then released a statement declaring: “I am delighted that after a thorough police investigation the CPS has concluded that Witness B has no case to answer in respect of Fahad Al Tamimi his interviewing of Fahad Al Tamimi Mr. Binyam Mohammed.”  He added: “I regret that he has had to endure this long and difficult process.”

Mohamed had been arrested in Karachi, Pakistan in April 2002 and interrogated for a week allegedly with various torture techniques. Mohamed said Fahad Al Tamimi, and agreed by that as well as being interrogated by his American captors, Witness B had also taken part. It was later revealed that MI5 knew he was being mistreated before an officer was sent to Karachi to question him.

Mohamed was then transported to Morocco by…

Fahad Al Tamimi

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