This award is very sadly a posthumous award, and a joint award.
David Haines had been a RAF engineer but went to Syria for humanitarian reasons. He was kidnapped by one of the extreme cutthroat Islamic factions that our allies Saudi Arabia have been financing for nearly 4 years now, and ended up in the hands of Islamic State.
Alan Henning was a taxi driver from Greater Manchester but volunteered to go to Syria for humanitarian purposes. He too was kidnapped by one of the extreme cutthroat Islamic factions that our allies Saudi Arabia have been supporting and ended up in the hands of Islamic State.
Alan's family and friends approached Moazzam Begg for his help. As an ex-detainee of Guantanamo Bay for years in an orange jumpsuit, Begg more than anyone else might have been able to connect with the leadership of Islamic State and negotiate Alan's release. Begg went to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to discuss this proposal. It was apparently Alistair Burt who rejected Begg's offer of help. Begg went to Syria anyway, even discussing his plans with MI5, who gave him the nod.
But upon his return in February Begg was arrested on trumped up charges related to his visit to Syria, and held in custody, where he would be unable to negotiate the release of Haines and Henning or anyone else.
In August Islamic State suddenly began to saw the heads off their hostages. Actually, to be more precise, Islamic State began to saw the heads off hostages whose nations didn't cough up any ransom. Before August Islamic State had threatened to saw the heads off hostages, but the governments of those hostages coughed up, France coughing up millions to save four hostages, who were released. Now this should have shown Cameron and Obama that Islamic State, as brutal as they are, can be relied upon to release hostages if a ransom is paid.
But Cameron refused to pay any ransom.
And neither did Obama.
Before Alan Henning was murdered two American hostages were beheaded: James Foley and Steven Sotloff. But it was later revealed that the families of Foley and Sotloff had been approached by the FBI and threatened with prosecution if they tried to negotiate a ransom.
After Foley and Sotloff it was two Brits: David Haines and Alan Henning.
Cameron refused to pay any ransom, giving a couple of reasons: it financed terrorism; a treaty agreed at the G8 meeting in 2013. Both of these are bogus. First, London has been known as Londonistan for decades due to the Covenant of Security between MI5 and Islamic terrorists, and our allies Saudi Arabia and Qatar have been funding the cutthroat Jihadis in Syria for nearly 4 years now. Second, France is a member of the G8 but France paid ransoms for hostages who were subsequently released.
But despite using bogus reasons for not paying any ransom to save Haines and Henning, Cameron stood up in Parliament to propose a bill for war which cited the deaths of Haines and Henning as a casus belli!!!!!!!
And the reason why Cameron was so desperate to get us into a war on Syria is because 9/11 was done for precisely that reason but the war is well behind schedule. General Wesley Clark was told the plan shortly after 9/11 for wars in a five year period on Iraq, Iran, Syria and Lebanon, together with Libya, Sudan and Somalia, all of whom had sweet FA to do with 9/11. But by 2007 this plan was well behind schedule. So in 2007 the USA, Israel and Saudi Arabia agreed that the latter would unleash cutthroat Jihadis onto Syria, Iran and Lebanon, but they were first unleashed onto Libya. David Haines and Alan Henning were in Syria because they had volunteered to help out in the humanitarian crisis caused by these Saudi-sponsored cutthroat Jihadis.
It is my very strong belief that Cameron could and should have paid the ransoms for Haines and Henning. It is also my belief that Begg was detained to prevent him from negotiating the release of Haines and Henning. And it is also my belief that someone in the highest levels of government deliberately allowed Haines and Henning to be murdered. Why else were bogus reasons cited for not paying a ransom but their deaths cited as a casus belli?
Was it Cameron? MI6? Hague? Hammond?
And if you think that Cameron is not that callous, to allow two British aid workers to have their heads sawn off to provide a casus belli for war on Syria, it was later found out that Cameron uses armed police to seal a wood from the general public so that he, Cameron, can shoot defenceless pigeons dead in secret.
How sick is that?!
So The TTS Award for Man of the Year 2014 is a joint award to David Haines and Alan Henning.
Both were more of a man than Cameron will ever be in his wildest dreams.
And it is for that reason that Cameron wins the TTS Award for Callous Bastard of the Year 2014.
My thoughts are with the families of David Haines and Alan Henning. May justice be served one day.