By Jess Williams
In November, investigative journalist with The Grayzone, Kit Klarenberg exposed how lobby group, the Independent Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (iSAGE) influenced Britain’s policy decision making during the Covid pandemic.
iSAGE played a crucial role in advocating for the wave of lockdowns putting the population (all except the political class who enjoyed the infamous Christmas booze-ups of Westminster) in a state of social isolation.
Klarenberg puts forward the case that iSAGE, established by David King (a pundit for the liberal anti-worker Guardian and former chief scientific adviser for war criminal Tony Blair) was founded with the mission statement to ‘force greater transparency in the official SAGE’. Such a call for greater transparency was also made at the time by the Guardian.
The rise of iSAGE was received with warmth by the establishment. The former iSAGE member and whistleblower, Allyson Pollock said that the group moved away from the initial prerogative of transparency and started to make policy recommendations by its own volition.
The Daily Telegraph alleges iSAGE is run by a clique of liberal anti-Russia conspiracy theorists called The Citizens. The Citizens consists of regular Guardian contributors like David King and the founder of The Citizens, Carole Cadwalladr, individuals both complicit in NATO’s ongoing drive to war against Russia and China. The Citizens is also heavily financed by global imperialist regime-change network, Luminate which has financed The Citizens to a tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Such extensive links might discredit iSAGE’s claim to being an “independent” organisation but are also illustrative of the motivations of iSAGE’s policy recommendations.
Klarenberg in his piece demonstrates that the policy recommendations put forward by iSAGE are part of a broader state security operation of greater population control, an essential prerequisite for war time. I recommend readers take the time to check out the sources listed below.
 The journalist-run, intelligence-linked operation that warped British pandemic policy – The Grayzone
 Covid-19’s rebel scientists: has iSAGE been a success? | The BMJ
 The Grayzone
 Revealed: Independent Sage is run by Left-wing group including anti-Brexit activists (telegraph.co.uk)
 Luminate – The Citizens (luminategroup.com)
 England’s new covid-19 monitoring outfit: the Joint Biosecurity Centre | The BMJ
 Exclusive: Calls to end secrecy of body driving UK’s Covid lockdowns (telegraph.co.uk)