"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Saturday, 31 October 2009

No, You Don't Say...

BNP vote up by 50% in some 'regions'

Guy News: Hallowe'en Special

Ramblings: Sabotage -v- Politicking

What's it called when someone apparently sabotages their own plans? Calling it 'electoral suicide' might be too strong and 'shooting oneself in the foot' doesn't quite do it justice. How about 'beating the electorate over the head with conflicting propositions and then sitting back and blaming everyone else when you can't do what you said you would but you knew that would be the case all along'?

I think that just about sums up Cameron's position on the EU but perhaps 'sabotage' isn't the word, perhaps it's been the art of politicking from the outset.

politic adj 1 said of a course of action: prudent; wise; shrewd. 2 said of a person: cunning; crafty. 3 old use political. See also body politic. verb (also politick) (politicked, politicking) intrans, derog to indulge in politics, especially to strike political bargains or to gain votes for oneself.

After looking at all the evidence M'Lud I submit that Mr 'same destination; different path' Cameron has always wanted Britain to be in the EU. Ted Heath begged our way into it (I wish he were alive today. Still, come the revolution we can always dig him up and hang his bones on a gibbet in Parliament Square), Thatcher discovered what it was all about and stood her ground as best she could, John 'Maastricht' Major didn't.

The Trades Unions wanted to join the EU because they saw the EU as giving them more power -  they imagined an EU-wide strike of, eg, postal workers.  I bet they'll be amongst the first on the bonfire of vanities.

The Labour Party, composed as it is of Fabians, ex-Marxists, ex-Trots, and advocates of Common Purpose & Agenda21, have always been sneaky International Socialist backdoor-dogs.  Some are useful idiots and the majority, Miliband, Brown, Balls, Straw et al, will find they are expendable.

Back to Cameron:  In less than twelve months we have gone from this, which was a holding position, to this, when his prevarications were noted by the msm, and this, which we knew would be the outcome. In fairness, he has always said, "If the Lisbon Treaty has not been ratified by all 27 countries by the time there is a Conservative government, we will hold a referendum."  When pushed, the line has always been, "We will not let matters rest there."

There was never any way on God's earth that the Lisbon Treaty would not be fully ratified by all twenty-seven countries if/when the Conservatives formed a government next May and Cameron knew it, even as he wrote to Vaclav Klaus asking him to delay the Czech signing (nice try, Dave).

We can expect sudden and major changes in our Constitution to become self-evident - things done behind closed doors will come out into the open and why not?  After all, in the words of EU Leaders, this Treaty is the final treaty and the EU won't need another: it is self-amending.  Cameron's promise to put further treaties to the British people is hollow and he knows it.  He must know it because even I know it.  I think I'm right in saying that after Lisbon there's only one way to go back and that's to repeal the the 1972 European Communities Act.

That's the Party I'll vote for - the one that gives the British people a voice because I'm heartily sick of this damned stuff - look below at the Post of the Week from CharonQC or if you're feeling more poetic and can stand being kicked in the solar plexus, read Philip Pullman's powerful statement on the state of our country.

What will it take? When will GK Chesterton's Silent People speak?

Guy News: Hallowe'en Special

Post Of The Week

From Charon QC

Imagine a country where the right to trial by jury has been undermined, where an individual can be tried twice – the rule on double jeopardy abandoned – where well over 3000 new crimes have been enacted in the past ten years; where racial, sexuality and religious tensions are said to need the protection and might of law.

Imagine a country where the chief justice and many leading judges fear for the future of justice and civil liberties because the government of that country has eroded civil liberties in the name of countering terror and  has reduced support for those of limited means, and vulnerable people, to fight their corner and pay for lawyers.

Imagine a country where people are imprisoned without charge for 28 days (42 days was defeated).

Imagine a country where the right to speak freely is restricted and individuals can be threatened by lawyers who can simply telephone a judge in Chambers to restrict them from speaking out,  on what may well be a matter of great public importance,  to protect sectional and very private corporate interests, where attempts to restrict the reporting of the proceedings of the press are routinely granted through the use of super-injunctions and, latterly, a country with laws which allowed lawyers to attempt to restrict the reporting of proceedings in parliament itself.
Imagine a country that leads the world in CCTV surveillance with more cameras per head of population than any other on Earth.

Imagine a country where not only the police but local authorities and other civilian bodies can routinely spy on you, intercept your email, bug your phone and can intrude to examine your bank accounts and then, even for quite minor offences, can seize your assets, freeze your bank account and seize and crush your car; powers intended to tackle terror and organised crime but which now will, inevitably, be used for far less serious offences.

Imagine a country which has restricted the money paid to experienced criminal lawyers with the result that many lawyers can no longer afford to practice in the field and the quality of representation may decline as a result.

Imagine a country with over 85,000 people in jail, a country where the Justice Ministry wants yet more prisons and even considered hiring prison ships from elsewhere.

Imagine a country where the government uses the device of statutory instrument to slide controversial legislation through into law without the eyes of the public, expert commentators or members of parliament being able to see, or objective  minds,  to consider those laws.
Imagine a country that allows the prime minister to wage war without the consent of the elected representatives of the people…

You don’t need to imagine such a country.  You are living in it.

This doesn't need added comment from me - pop over to his blog and read what else he has to say: Charon QC

Sack Them From The Merry-go-round

It’s no go the gravy-train, it’s no go the quangos
All we want is La Tricoteuse and a crate of rotten mangoes*

We taxpayers are an amiable lot aren't we? In fact, it could we said that we're generous to a fault.

This smiling, silk-tied piece of work is Professor David Eastwood.  He is now Vice-Chancellor of Birmingham University but when he was the former CE of the Higher Education Funding Council we paid, amongst other things, his £900+ pa membership of the ultra-grand Athenaeum Club in Pall Mall.  It's so exclusive that you and I probably wouldn't qualify for shoe-shine boy.

And there's more! Twenty-four of Britain's biggest quangos have taken almost £1million exes in the last three years including tens of thousands of pounds on taxis, flights and hotels & thousands more on alcohol.

As the Taxpayers' Alliance reported last week Britain has 1,152 quangos costing £90billion a year. The twenty-four quangos surveyed represent just 2% of the total.

Some time ago David Cameron promised a 'culling of the quangos'.  I wonder how those plans are progressing and whether he will investigate gongos as well?  Gongo stands for Government-operated Non-governmental organization,  set up by governments to look like NGOs in order to qualify for outside aid. Often, gongos are set up by undemocratic governments to create confusion when NGOs 'seek to promote democracy'.

Article on quango expenses here.

Lord Rosser: Former Trades Unionists are no different.

*Apologies for abusing Louis MacNeice: Bagpipe Music

Hey Mo! Whaddya Know?

The self-proclaimed last hope for free speech & democracy in Britain, Anjem Choudary, has 're-located' the London March4Sharia event today.
In the last two weeks there has been overwhelming support from the Muslim community, in relation to the March4Shariah campaign; furthermore, articles displayed on the Islam4UK website illustrating examples of what could happen to iconic landmarks under the Shariah in Britain, proved extremely popular and moreover created a great deal of awareness about the Islamic Shari’ah.

Unfortunately, in the run up to the planned event, it had also become apparent that certain right-wing/anti-Islamic organisations had become intent on preventing the march from going ahead, using threats of physical violence, including bomb and death threats to any member of the Muslim community who happened to attend the march...

...However, we would also like to announce that the relocation of the March4Shariah/Islamic Roadshow will take place on 31st October 2009.

This event will be at an undisclosed location, however if any member of the public would like to attend or enquire about it they are advised to contact Anjem Choudary, UK Head of Al-Muhajiroun and Principal Lecturer at the London School of Shariah on: 07956 600 569.
It's time for this vicious mediaeval toerag and his violent fellow jihadists to have British citizenships revoked,  British passports confiscated, and kicked out of the country post haste.  After all, aren't they exactly the type of group our anti-terror laws and surveillance state are intended to combat?

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"...verily the authority of my Ummah will reach all parts of the earth."  Right - and as it says in the Good Book*:  my @rse.

*1066 And All That (definitely 'a good thing').

Lord Pearson of Rannoch

Lord Pearson is a contender for the leadership of UKIP following Nigel Farage's resignation.  If Pearson is elected, it could be a huge boost for UKIP as he steers public perception away from a one-policy Party.  As I've mentioned before, I'm now doubtful about the Conservatives following their pathetic, weak- kneed response to the EU which compounded their 12yrs of  poor opposition.  Lord Pearson might just swing it for me so expect more videos and news of him on the blog as I try to keep an eye on him.

Video courtesy of The Lambeth Walk

Friday, 30 October 2009

WorVer Off

It seems there are some problems with commenting so I've taken off the word verification for the weekend to see if that makes a difference.

Chemtrails In Yorkshire

"Democracy Has To Be Paid For"

The Fabian Window - new world for old (click to enlarge)

On cutting the cost of elections Jack Straw has said:
"I and other ministers had absolutely no knowledge about this exercise. I make no complaint about that but now that it has gone public I make clear what I would have told officials privately: That these proposals are simply unacceptable. The exercise has therefore ended. Democracy has to be paid for."
Maybe so Jack, but we'll be watching.  Does no-one in this amoral government know what the heck's going on anymore?

H/t: Events dear boy, events

Friday Post

Phekkwitz Ahoy!!!!!!!!!: I Love the New World Order

I cannot wait for it to turn up.

No more fucking around with fiat money, no more restrictions on where you can go, who you can see, what you can think, what’s on your kebab, who you skewer.

No more wrinkled mental cases that seek to restrict your every move, seek every impediment to your peaceful existence, and seek to kill every beautiful thought you have or may have.

The end to the division of the whole of humanity.

I cannot wait to book myself onto a supra light ship and visit the stars, start my own off-world ferret run and dance in the galactic hot spots.

However I will not have any part of this clown’s NWO, no way, no how...

Love it. The article has some other suggestions and a video link too. Well worth reading in full.

Yorkshire Forward

Apart from his Kircaldy & Cowdenbeath constituency, this must be the only time Gordon Brown has triumphed in an election: Torching Gordon

Here We Go

The Ministry of Justice has drawn up a Working Paper for the Treasury which suggests how to make savings of about £65m 'efficiency savings' in the cost of the next General Election. Some of the measures require legislation but others, such as opening fewer polling stations, cutting staff, or reducing security, do not and can be done quite arbitrarily.
Thousands of polling stations would be closed and voting hours reduced under a plan to cut the cost of elections.  Other proposals include cutting staff, replacing polling cards with e-mail requests, increasing candidates’ deposits, fixed-term parliaments and reducing security at election counts.
How dare they?  How bloody dare they even consider the possibility of taking away our right to full, free and fair representation on the grounds of saving money?

Costs have apparently risen enormously in line with checking postal votes so it seems pretty obvious that withdrawing postal voting should be the first simple step to cut cost and also restore some integrity to the democratic process.  But no, that's too easy for them so they'll retain that system which is open to abuse and add a few more ideas to the mix which make corruption even more likely.

At the same time as local councils are considering ending the practice of overnight counting and leaving ballot boxes hanging around they're actually thinking of reducing security.  Regarding overnight voting Jack Straw has said: I must not improperly seek to interfere with the necessary discretion of returning officers or the capacity of the Electoral Commission to give advice as they think appropriate.  It would be inappropriate for the Government to use its control of the purse strings to influence the judgment of the returning officers."

Hey, Weasel! Leave our vote alone!

See here for the full list of possible savings.

Our economy, the standing of MPs, our Parliament, our Constitution, our elections, our country: all being undermined. All the better to eat you with, said Mr EU Wolf.

UPDATE: There's more on this at  Conservative Home..  Dominic Grieve has spoken out against the proposals and a debate is underway. They also have this gem:

Yet according to the LGC, David Monks, the chief executive of Huntingdonshire council and chairman of the Society of Local Authorities & Senior Managers’ electoral matters panel, "insisted the democratic process could not be treated as sacrosanct".

Thursday, 29 October 2009

2 Rifles: "They're Our Boys"

So said Sue Clarke as she waved the Union Flag outside her cafe in Croydon.
As the soldiers approached, the crowds burst into a round of applause, with cheers of 'go on, boys', 'well done lads' and 'welcome home' heard. Some people, overcome with emotion, burst into tears as they saw the soldiers.
Welcome home boys.

"Swift & Bold"


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Article and more pics here.

That 'Grovelling' Apology

Thank you very much Mr Speaker.  With permission I would like to make a personal statement.

I should like to thank the Commissioner for Parliamentary Standards and the Committee on Standards & Privileges for the Report & Memorandum published this morning.  I should like especially to thank the Commissioner for his diligence and courtesy throughout this investigation.

I am grateful the Commissioner recognises that I was within the rules of this House in establishing a claim in parliamentary allowances for my constituency home.  I welcome his acceptance that my claims were necessarily incurred and that I consistently claimed below the maximum allowed.  I accept fully that I made careless mistakes on both mortgage interest and council tax claims for which I apologise unreservedly to this House but I identified these areas and repaid them in full in April/May 2009.

I further accept the admonition from the Commissioner about the informal nature of my arrangements.  I regret that I did not recognise that more formal arrangements would have been wise and preferable so as to avoid the risk of an appearance of benefit and I apologise for this.

The Commissioner has accepted that my claims had the effect of abating all costs except mortgage interest and council tax and were therefore in line with advice given to me by the Department of Resources and repeated to him as recently as 3 months ago... ...
Final section on video (1:48) here.

Not much grovelling going on there and it certainly wasn't "abject" as reported by The Times.  These apologies are developing a theme - first the self-justification and then the apology for being caught out.  There's probably a diy template whizzing around MPs at the moment which comprises a basic apology structure complete with suggested phrases and a list of appropriate words for MPs to choose from.

Tony McNulty MP, Labour, Harrow East, Maj. 4,740.
The Times.
The BBC.

Today, 1pm, Mitcham Road, Croydon

*2nd Battalion The Rifles Homecoming Parade*
They will mark their return from a six-month tour of duty where they sustained heavy casualties, by parading through the town before a civic reception is held in their honour.
The battalion was deployed to Afghanistan in April and its soldiers have been engaged in close quarters combat with the Taliban in Helmand Valley, where they have seen some of the fiercest fighting.
As a battalion, 2 Rifles have lost 13 of their men on operations. As a battle group, which includes supporting arms and services, the 2 Rifles Battle Group has lost 23 soldiers. 
The Battle Group as a whole also had a high injury rate with severe injuries and loss of limbs, sight and other lasting damage - all of which will require life-long support and aftercare from regimental and other benevolence funds.
The Band and Bugles of The Rifles will hold a short concert in North End before the parade commences.
At 1pm soldiers from the battalion will march from the TA barracks in Mitcham Road, through the North End shopping area to the town hall in Katharine Street.
Once there they will be inspected by the Mayor of Croydon, Councillor Margaret Mead.
The soldiers will then march to nearby Fairfield Halls in Park Lane for a reception hosted by the Mayor.
"Swift & Bold"

The Rifles Battalion, of which 2 Rifles is part, was formed in 2007 by the amalgamation of the four Light Infantry and Rifle Regiments of the Light Division: The Devonshire and Dorset Light Infantry; The Light Infantry; The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Light Infantry and The Royal Green Jackets.

Savage Musings

H/t: Hookie at The Final Redoubt

Tony Blair: Would my bum look big in this?

Lessons will be learned

CIA muddies Afghan waters

A bloggy-blog-type blog

Fingers crossed: 2nd 'potential purchaser' in 3 weeks is coming round this afternoon. See you tomorrow.

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Another One Who Didn't Break The Rules

McNulty to apologise and pay back £13k.  I hope that's not the end of it.

Playing Catch-up

I think I'll take a break tomorrow. I've been doing lots of mental flitting around and my brain needs to catch-up, if possible.

Psychic Warfare
More on INDECT and here
10 super-injunctions on The Guardian this year
Three world wars
Transhumanism and Fukuyama

In future, I think I'll just stick to reading The Times and The Beano.


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PMQs: Verdict + Videos

As expected Cameron led on the u-turn on cutbacks in funding the Territorials which was really just his way of saying, "Look at me, aren't I clever?" Then he tried to nail Brown on the economy. He did raise some valid points but the thing that stood out for me in Brown's response was his boasting that "today in Brussels we have received permission so that Northern Rock can be sustained as a company". Hoof*ckingray.

Clegg went on Copenhagen & climate change and Brown repeated a line he's used before: "M-m-m-m-Mister Speaker, I feel he wrote his second question before he'd heard my answer to his first." Well, duh! He must have been reading his Bedtime Book of Stock Phrases to Whip Out on Any Occasion again.

There was lots of shouting from both sides, as you can hear in the brief clip below. Towards the end Clive Efford a Labour MP made a huge gaffe which was roundly booed by the Conservatives; he called Brown 'our Head of State'. Efford knew exactly what he was saying, it wasn't a slip of the tongue. The highlight of the exchange, for me, was Cameron mouthing "Oh, do get off," when Brown was responding to a planted question from Chris Ruane, a Labour back-bencher, about the Conservatives withdrawing from the EPP in the EP to join with "extremists".

David Evennett (Con, Bexleyheath & Crayford): "Can the PM tell me, why do we need a President of the EU and who is he supporting for the job?"

Brown: "We've made it very clear that if this position is to be created, and the European treaty is not yet through, [scattered howls of disbelief from the benches] and if, and if, and if, if, er, if the former Prime Minister Tony Blair comes forward as a candidate we will be very happy to support him."

That's that really. Quite dull.  Here's a video courtesy of The Daily Politics. If any others become available I'll post them below.

Here's some waffle about switching off lights in Downing Street to save energy. I can think of better reasons to cut off the electricity supply to that place:

Finally, here's a video of Cameron saying 'oh, do get off':

Direct EU Taxation

I don't normally get around to reading the Daily Express but the other papers this morning all seem so predictable and are going over old ground. The Express claims to have seen documents revealing proposals for Britons to pay taxes direct to the EU.
Mats Persson, of think-tank Open Europe, warned the plans would “rightly cause concern among British taxpayers”.

Jim McConalogue of the European Foundation, which wants to renegotiate European treaties, said: “It is clear from its so-called ‘reform’ agenda that Brussels is committed to the daylight ­robbery of the British taxpayer.”

Matthew Elliott, chief executive of the TaxPayers’ Alliance, branded the idea of direct taxation from Brussels an “outrage”.  He added: “Control of taxation must rest solely in the hands of democratically elected politicians who answer to British taxpayers.  The EU has shown time and time again it is greedy for power. This is another sign they will never stop trying to grab it.”

Ruth Lea of Eurosceptic think-tank Global Vision said: “People need to wake up to the fact we are now in a superstate.  Year by year we are living in an integrated United States of Europe and this is just part of it.”

We already pay taxes to the EU via our own government; these plans merely cut out the Westminster middle-men.

Tuesday, 27 October 2009

*Reminder: PMQs Live Chat*

The Daily Politics Live Chat at 11.30am & PMQs from twelve noon.

Live Parliament.

A Re-post

This is so beautiful - don't mention the tears.

Pleased Is Not The Same As Happy

It's been a sad day. I've read about a homosexual policeman being beaten by a gang to within an inch of his life, a pensioner axed to death by a total stranger, a lone woman  attacked, kicked and stabbed by two passing men, a gang of teenagers setting fire to a man's beard whilst he slept on a train, the list goes on and on, day by day.  If the answer to all this was as simple as voting in a new government who could wave a magic wand then my mood might lift a little, but it isn't. Anyone who thinks our rules and laws aren't being directed by the EU is an idiot and Cameron has little room for manoeuvre on this - he supports it yet challenges it and wants to be at the heart of it; he wants to be at the heart of it but challenges it. ?

I'm pleased that Open Europe's article was given wider coverage in the online Daily Mail this morning but the fact remains that the structure of the EU cannot survive; to do that it must depend on control and surveillance.  As a rule, people don't like that.

The EU was built on a false premise, on shifting sands, and is therefore a political house of cards that, ultimately, will fail.  This fact still doesn't please me or make me happy.  The fact that the Lisbon Treaty has not yet been fully ratified also means that it still remains largely hidden from open scrutiny so the majority of people still don't realise what's behind it, why it does what it does or who benefits.  Believe me, it hasn't been created just to make it easier for us to travel or work in Europe and it doesn't cajole us to join the euro just to make it easier for us on holiday and put Cambios out of business.   Many of the structures provided for in Lisbon but not yet in effect have already been put in place behind the scenes so that they can be implemented as quickly as possible.  This is how sure they are of themselves; this is hubris.  I hope it's their downfall.

In their political equations they've ignored the fortitude of people: they seem to think we can be ignored and that they won't face opposition:

Trafalgar Square, 1913
Warsaw, 1944
Hungary, 1956
China, 1989
Iran, 2003

They're wrong.  Despite all their laws and all their cameras,  a backlash is inevitable and that's what makes me sad today - the backlash to come once people find out what the EU really means.

I'm going to give PMQs Verdict a miss tomorrow, unless something spectacular happens like Cameron  metaphorically 'decking' Brown.  I now see it as an inconsequential side-show for the  masses with nothing relevant to say, so don't hold your breath.

The EU: it was set up in the aftermath of violence and it will finish in violence.  The people will be their nemesis.

I Really Should Check My Email More Often

This came on the 25th. If you haven't watched it already I hope you find it interesting.


... is all this coming out now?  It's somehow all too convenient.  We've had weeks of increasing hysteria following the announcement by the BBC to have Nick Griffin on Question Time; we've had pages of vilification for Griffin & the BNP; we had the 'leak', from one of Blair's former advisers, that immigration was uncontrolled for political reasons; we've had endless speculation about Blair & Miliband playing a role in the EC; the news that an organisation prohibited in more than 20 countries for its extremism is being government-funded over here.

We're being bombarded from all sides and the latest salvo is this on disguising (redacting?) the link between immigration and crime:  B*gger Blair.

And what about Roche urging governments to stockpile tamiflu before a pandemic?  I bet that helped their profits.  And don't forget the forewarned Summer of Rage that the police expected to hit the country; I'm getting the distinct impression that they're disappointed (though they did their best with the G20 and are still practising at Climate Camps).

It's just been too busy with this sort of news lately.  Have I really become so cynical that I see these headlines as a distraction away from something even worse?  What the heck is coming our way that could possibly be worse than what we already have?  Armageddon?  The 4 Horsemen?

All I'm saying is that it just doesn't smell right.  Our MPs have been brought into disrepute; Parliament is in constitutional chaos; crime is rife; the police have been politicised; the economy is double-dipping; England's laws are being overturned in favour of the European system; the Queen seems to be sitting this one out and the EU looms as our saviour.

I suggest we keep the tin foil handy and don't fire until we see the whites of their eyes.

And that won't be until after the Lisbon Treaty is ratified and they feel more secure.  There is no opt-out from the EU save through negotiation and financial penalty (which we don't have to pay - what could they do?).  Once again, b*gger that for a game of soldiers.

2 + 2 = 4

A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.  Details of the London Walk.

'These Are Times That Try Men's Souls*

A report by Open Europe has been taken up by the Daily Mail.

From Open Europe:
There are lots of juicy proposals in the pipeline including: a target to train a third of all police officers across the EU in a “common culture” of policing; the mass collection and sharing of personal data including DNA records into an EU-wide database; controversial surveillance techniques including ‘cyber patrols’; the creation of a fledgling ‘EU Home Office’ with powers to decide on cooperation on police, border, immigration and criminal justice issues; an EU “master plan” on information exchange; the transfer of criminal proceedings among EU member states; a three-fold increase in the number of controversial EU arrest warrants; access to other member states’ national tax databases; and EU laws on citizens’ right to internet access.
The comments section of the Mail is bubbling; here are just two examples:

If anything all opponents of the EU and the police state should now make an appointment with their MP and tell them of their views and that their vote will dissappear if they do not take them into account in the future.
This process should be repeated at regular intervals.
Get mobile and let them know that they will get no rest till they get us out.

Any and I mean any party which gets us out will get my vote.Of course the Labour dream is dismantling of UK and incorporation into a giant EU superstate along the lines of the old USSR. Most of the EU states also have socialist governments. The real surprise is the silence from HM opposition. We expect treason from Labour, but the real traitors who could have saved us from this and chose not to are the Tories. (I am an ex Conservative activist)

America is in the same, holed boat:

* Thomas Paine, Englishman and one of America's Founding Fathers


My thanks to an overnight commenter for posting a link to an article by a man* who writes:
But when I find that not only have I become the story, in the row over Labour's immigration policy, but that my views have been twisted out of all recognition, I have to respond.
I think this man* is taking too much on himself.

He goes on to say:
But my sense from several discussions was there was also a subsidiary political purpose to it - boosting diversity and undermining the Right's opposition to multiculturalism.

Somehow this has become distorted by excitable Right-wing newspaper columnists into being a "plot" to make Britain multicultural.
So tell me how this is any different to what was originally reported on Friday?  I think this man* is being disingenuous and this is merely an artificial exercise in damage limitation.  It's heartening to see that his 'clarification' is getting short shrift in the comments section and, if anything, he's just keeping the story alive since no-one else seems to be very interested.

* You all know his name anyway so I see no need to reprint it here - after all, we wouldn't like him to become the story would we?

Something is, undeniably, 'going on'.
The Civil Contingencies Act last updated 12th August 2009
UK Resilience last updated 21st October 2009

In the words of Gordon Brown: "There is nothing you could say to me now that I could ever believe."

UPDATE: From the Daily Mail:
Socially-engineered immigration + 50% increase

Video From The Bruges Group

From a fringe meeting at the Party Conference held earlier this month: 'Are the political parties failing the voters of Britain?'

Monday, 26 October 2009

Extremist Twats Spotter Card

Following this morning's post about the police targeting peaceful protesters, one of the spotter cards has been 'acquired' by an intrepid blogger:

Dazed & Confused, who's neither dazed nor confused.

Free Speech Go To Hell

Yet another EU Directive:
[The Equal Treatment Directive] is common hate crime legislation, which will turn disapproval for Islamic practices or homosexual lifestyles into crimes. Europe’s Christian churches are trying to stop the plan of the European political establishment, but it is unclear whether they will be successful. The media are silent on the topic.

The directive applies to social protection and health care, social benefits, education and access to goods and services, including housing. American citizens and companies doing business in Europe are also required to adhere to it. The directive’s definition of discriminatory harassment is so broad that every objection to Muslim or homosexual practices will be considered unlawful.

We Brits are such an offensive lot aren't we and the peace-loving minority must be protected from our 'propensity to violence & aggression'?  TM Jack Straw.  'We must be mad, truly mad.' TM Enoch Powell.

Is their really any point in all this blogging?  I seem to remember a saying about a wise General knowing when to withdraw from the battle.

Calling Cameron

I recommend you withdraw your support from this seriously scummy organisation pronto - and take any Conservative MPs with you as well.  It isn't acceptable.  UAF = Uniting All F@ckwits.
UAF supporters list

Msm Still Not Running With It

Last Friday and yesterday two stories broke which I would have thought worthy of a mention on all the news channels and in all the newspapers.  The first was about social engineering via unchecked immigration and betrayal of the country by the Labour Party.  As far as I can find out, since Friday the Evening Standard's 'leak' has appeared in the Telegraph (once), the Express (once), and the Mail (three times).  It was also covered by Sky News once on their website but not by the BBC.

Pressure is said to be growing for an independent inquiry, though by whom isn't made clear. I see from the article that Andrew Neather is the Evening Standard's very own Comments Editor which could explain why the Standard's Andrew Gilligan broke the story.

The second news story broke yesterday in the Sunday Telegraph and concerns the extremist Islamic organisation Hizb ut-Tahrir being given public money to fund their own schools in England.  All this is despite the fact that Tony Blair said his government would ban the radical group and Bangladesh & about 20 other countries have already done so.

By the way, on the same BBC Radio4 programme where Straw said the English were "potentially very aggressive, very violent," William Hague, then Leader of the Opposition, was reported as saying: "English nationalism is the most dangerous of all forms of nationalism that can arise within the United Kingdom, because England is five-sixths of the population of the UK."

No apology for re-posting these two stories - I don't think we should let the issues be ignored since they're obviously connected and are pieces of a jigsaw.

Savage Doesn't Savage Wilders

Michael Savage interviews Geert Wilders

Why Now?

What's the media fuss this morning about police spotter cards? It's not as if we didn't know. Some of them also unlawfully detain & arrest and cite 'laws' which don't exist in order to delete photographs or mobile phone footage.
Anton Setchell, who is in overall command of ACPO's domestic extremism remit said: "Just because you have no criminal record does not mean that you are not of interest to the police. Everyone who has got a criminal record did not have one once."

Met Police guidance

"Freedom to photograph/film

Members of the public and the media do not need a permit to film or photograph in public places and police have no power to stop them filming or photographing incidents or police personnel.
Terrorism Act 2000

Photography and Section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000

The Terrorism Act 2000 does not prohibit people from taking photographs or digital images in an area where an authority under section 44 is in place.

Officers have the power to view digital images contained in mobile telephones or cameras carried by a person searched under S44 of the Terrorism Act 2000, provided that the viewing is to determine whether the images contained in the camera or mobile telephone are of a kind, which could be used in connection with terrorism. Officers also have the power to seize and retain any article found during the search which the officer reasonably suspects is intended to be used in connection with terrorism.

Officers do not have the power to delete digital images or destroy film at any point during a search.

Photography and Section 43 of the Terrorism Act 2000

Officers have the power to stop and search a person who they reasonably suspect to be a terrorist. The purpose of the stop and search is to discover whether that person has in their possession anything which may constitute evidence that they are a terrorist.

Officers have the power to view digital images contained in mobile telephones or cameras carried by a person searched under S43 of the Terrorism Act 2000 to discover whether the images constitute evidence that the person is involved in terrorism. Officers also have the power to seize and retain any article found during the search which the officer reasonably suspects may constitute evidence that the person is a terrorist. This includes any mobile telephone or camera containing such evidence.

Officers do not have the power to delete digital images or destroy film at any point during a search.

Section 58a of the Terrorism Act 2000

Section 58a of the Terrorism Act 2000 covers the offence of eliciting, publishing or communicating information about members of the armed forces, intelligence services or police.

Any officer making an arrest for an offence under Section 58a must be able to demonstrate a reasonable suspicion that the information was of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.

It should ordinarily be considered inappropriate to use Section 58a to arrest people photographing police officers in the course of normal policing activities, including protests, as without more, there is no link to terrorism."

UPDATE: More on Anton Setchell, ACPO & various 'Units' here.

Some Light Relief

A Horse's @rse Speaks

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Question Time

After reading the papers earlier I did a little light googling and found these 3 quotes which tie in with the 3 main themes of this week.  There's a connection - 'can you see what it is yet?'

"I hope the time is not far off when I shall be able to unite all the wise and educated men of all the countries and establish a uniform regime based on the principles of Qur'an which alone are true and which alone can lead men to happiness."

"If any religion had the chance of ruling over England, nay Europe within the next hundred years, it could be Islam."

"The Islamic teachings have left great traditions for equitable and gentle dealings and behavior, and inspire people with nobility and tolerance. These are human teachings of the highest order and at the same time practicable. These teachings brought into existence a society in which hard-heartedness and collective oppression and injustice were the least as compared with all other societies preceding it....Islam is replete with gentleness, courtesy, and fraternity."

TIME'S UP: (1) Napoleon, (2) G B Shaw, (3) H G Wells.  The links are the EU, the Fabian Society, and enforced multiculturalism.

Sunday Reflection

More Food For Thought

Politicians of the Lib/Lab/Con should hang their heads in shame for the formulation of and collusion in such a divisive & cynical agenda:

The House needs to be swept clean by the voters.

Petitions Update

Campaign for an English Parliament: 401
We don't want Blair as President of the EU: 40491
We don't want Brown as PM: 72231
Keep British Forces Post Office in Europe: 43498

Sunday Round-Up

Sunday Telegraph: Hizb ut-Tahrir given public money to fund schools in England despite being banned in Bangladesh and 20 other countries.
Backlash over MPs employing family members
Holiday lets targeted in tax grab
The Pope welcomes Anglican converts

The Observer: UKIP could take seats from Conservatives unless Cameron is clearer on EU & Immigration
National Emergency declared in USA

The Sunday Times: Goudie: another troughing Baroness
More rule changes: Mandelson to face Commons?

The Mail on Sunday: More on the enforced multiculturalism of England (Funnily enough, not many papers have run with this since news first broke on Thursday evening).
Tony McNulty - still on the hook & facing suspension

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Up With It We Will Not Put

 I will stroll the merry way
And jump the hedges first
And I will drink the clear
Clean water for to quench my thirst
And I shall watch the ferry-boats
And they'll get high
On a bluer ocean
Against tomorrow's sky.
And I will never grow so old again
And I will walk and talk
In gardens all misty wet with rain
And I shall drive my chariot
Down your streets and cry
"Hey, it's me, I'm dynamite".

My Mama Told Me

What nasty b@st@rds they are: Govt blames BBC

Look forward to censorship of the internet. It's already happened to some extent but no-one's noticed. Perhaps, eventually, we'll have to sing songs and speak lines of poetry to each other as a form of code.

The End Of The Road

After the media blitz on the BNP/QT over the past few weeks, Labour Ministers warning of 'rivers of blood' and the silence of the Conservatives, I'm determined to vote for an Independent or one of the 'minority' parties, come what may. If that means Labour or Conservatives are elected again then I foresee a backlash of the likes not seen since the 17th century.

What Cameron has said: "...a progressive reform agenda demands that we redistribute power from the EU to Britain, and from judges to the people. We will therefore hold a referendum on the Lisbon treaty; pass a law requiring a referendum to approve any further transfers of power to the EU; negotiate the return of powers, and require far more detailed scrutiny in parliament of EU legislation, regulation and spending. And we will introduce a British bill of rights to strengthen our liberties, spell out the extent and limit of rights more clearly, and ensure proper democratic accountability over the creation of any new rights."

So far so good but there should be no 'limit of rights' defined by the State. Cameron needs to revise his History.  Here's a warning to Britain from Angela Merkel.

What Cameron says now: A post-ratification referendum on the Lisbon Treaty would be "frankly silly".

The only avenue open to us is to have a referendum on how closely tied to the EU the British want to be. If we vote for looser ties we can expect the EU to be vindictive & spiteful, announcing colossal fines and penalties galore. If Cameron really wants to be the PM of the people of this country, he will turn to the EU and tell them that we've paid them enough over the years with little return but much grief in terms of petty regulations. The English will not be 'harmonised' with Europe; the EU slogan of 'Unity through Diversity' is a cr@p slogan.

Cameron's Big Tent = more of the same.  Btw, where's the voice of our Monarch in all of this Constitutional reform?

Media Deception Continues

Courtesy of A Brief Encounter:
The claim:

"I'm very happy for [a non-white audience member born in Britain] to stay here. What we've said is that we believe it's time to shut the door because this country is overcrowded. That criminals, bogus asylum seekers and people who aren't loyal to this country should be deported and everyone else can stay."
Nick Griffin MEP, BBC One's Question Time, 22 October 2009.

The analysis
Griffin omits to mention a significant and contentious part of his party's immigration policy - to "offer generous grants to those of foreign descent resident here who wish to leave permanently".
The "non-white member of the audience" (of whom there were many and who represented a true Britain, according to Tessa Jowell on LBC Radio) was the one who called him 'Dick'.  Why is it 'contentious' when the govt already does this?  Perhaps the only problem is that the policy is hushed up?  Or perhaps the problem is the immigrants keep coming back for more of the same and more compensation because UK Border Agency is rubbish - as it was intended to be. It's The Magic Roundabout writ large.  No name, no pack-drill; no accountability and media compliance.

UPDATE:  Here's Gigits take on the audience:  (Click to enlarge)

How many can you spot:

The cute kids from "Slum Dog Millionaire"
Zulus - Thousands of 'em
Billy Bragg
White Liberals from rural Surrey who support multiculturalism for the wide range of cheese.
Muhammad Ali
The Nation of Islam
The Zimbabwe War Veterans
Wood Green Mosque
Lefties who don't need till sign on till next week
Nelson Mandela
Martin Smith of the UAF and Doctor Who Appreciation Society
Lenny Henry
The man who finds him funny
Keith Vas
Asians who vote for Keith Vas
Asians who are actually on the electoral role who vote for Keith Vas
People who hire Keith Vas
Shahid Malik
Shahid Maliks accountant
The Jewish Board of Deputies
The Muslim Council of Great Briton
The Prophet Mohammed
The Black Police Officers Association
The Black Lawyers Association
The Jedi High Council
The blokes who sell Socialist Worker
The one bloke who's actually bought one.
The Rebel Alliance
Anyone who saw "Roots" the Nineteen Seventies
The Tower Hamlets District Council (via Satellite from Bangladesh)
The Taliban
A restless lynch mob
Barrack Obama
Martin Luther King Jr
The Head of Diversity at the BBC
Peter Hain
Labour MPs scared that people will vote BNP
Members of the UAF who sneaked in
The Communist Party of Great Britain.
Weyman Bennet of the UAF
Lots of inarticulate black men with chips on their shoulder
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance
Morgan Freeman
The Jamaican bobsleigh team form the film "Cool Runnings"

The Sherrif from Blazing Saddles
Michael Jackson
And for the BNP two skinheads played by Tim Roth and Steven Berkoff

Charters & Caldecott: Immigration Cat Bag Shit Fan

Charters & Caldecott: Immigration Cat Bag Shit Fan


I'm sick of reading the papers, listening to the radio, hearing the news and trying to discern truth from fiction. From now on we'd all be better off assuming that everything is a distortion of the truth until proved otherwise. So, having switched off from the media hype about Nick Griffin which, despite the best efforts of our not-so-esteemed 4th Estate, is going down like a lead balloon with online commenters as people struggle to find their voice at last, I thought I'd do some in-house tidying because the blog's getting too unwieldy.  Adding the links-within feature has meant that more people read more posts instead of just the one linked to but it comes at the price of being slower to load.

I tend to put links to blogs I like and read in the sidebar regardless of whether they link here or not - it seems fair policy to me and gives others the chance to read something they might not otherwise have caught.  Unfortunately, there's still an awful lot of blogs I read that I don't link to for reasons of space/loading time plus I don't like the Blogger choices for display (like the American/Canadian/Aussie/NZ list which only gives a choice between alphabetical or not).  In case I go missing while I'm messing about I've backed up the blog again - something I'd recommend everyone to do every day now in any event.

Here are some links to blogs, polls, articles:

Freedom2Choose who've discovered trial runs for banning smoking in your own home.
Everyone's favourite foul-mouthed clown (in the sidebar already)has a link to this poll on climate change which isn't going the way it was planned.
Dazed & Confused (sidebar) pointed me to this article about bien-pensants, Mrs Jellybys & other misguided souls.
The media-manufactured row rumbles on  My dad's bigger than your dad.  Who's got the  definitive transcript of Griffin on QT saying his father was 'a pilot' in the RAF?  Probably the Daily Politics (sidebar).
The Peace Pledge Union, of which Straw's 2nd-generation immigrant parents were members:
The PPU supported appeasement and backed Neville Chamberlain's policy at Munich in 1938, regarding Hitler's claims on the Sudetenland as legitimate. Some PPU supporters were so sympathetic to the grievances of Nazi Germany that one sceptical member found it difficult to distinguish between letters to Peace News and those in the newspaper of the British Union of Fascists.[1] The historian Martin Gilbert has argued that "it is hard to think of a British newspaper that was so consistent an apologist for nazi Germany as Peace News"[2]
Phekkwitz Ahoy sets out the criteria for a Rigorous Voting Policy which we'd all do well to bear in mind come the next Election.
Ecomentalists give a whole new meaning to the words 'Chow' & 'puppy love'
And, finally, Dissident & defector, Yuri Bezmenov, has a series of 8 videos on the manipulation of the press which neatly takes me back to my para.1.

See you later.

The Hard Times Of Old England

With thanks to Titvs Advxas who has an interesting post about the Just In Time (JIT) business model of supermarkets and the delicate balance which could threaten food/medical supplies. He also writes a brief note on Beans, Bullets & Band-Aid.

Friday, 23 October 2009

Fausty's Libertarian Blog: ID Cards: They're back!

Fausty's Libertarian Blog: ID Cards: They're back!

Sweet Dreams

Bedtime Reading

Labour threw open Britain's borders to mass immigration to help socially engineer a "truly multicultural" country, a former Government adviser has revealed.

Sir Andrew Green, chairman of the Migrationwatch think tank, said: "Now at least the truth is out, and it's dynamite.

"Many have long suspected that mass immigration under Labour was not just a cock up but also a conspiracy. They were right.

"This Government has admitted three million immigrants for cynical political reasons concealed by dodgy economic camouflage."

GoT Savages Gordon

Mein Got(t), he's done it again:

4ozs of Aniseed Balls to Grumpy Old Twat


quisling noun 1 a traitor. 2 someone who collaborates with an enemy.
ETYMOLOGY: 1940s: named after the Norwegian officer and diplomat, Major Vidkun Quisling (1887-1945), who was a known collaborator with the Germans during their occupation of his country.

H/t: Centurean2

Links to the Campaign for an English Parliament and the English Claim of Right are in the sidebar.

These Boots Were Made For Walking

I've mentioned Mediterranean expansion into North Africa before (see tags NWO, EU) and Euro-Med has a post about  further expansion into the Persian Gulf and plans for Saudi Arabia and the UAE.  What follows is just a summary; the article itself is full of  checkable links and other info:
This article demonstrates the EU's role in Rockefeller's Trilateral Commission´s task: To build a coherent belt across the Earth under New World Order control. Starting with the EU extension takes place to the west (the North American Union with the United States, Mexico and Canada is under construction). Eastward, the EU has expanded through the Mediterranean Union, which includes all countries along the Mediterranean Sea - except Libya. Now Italy's foreign minister, former EU Commissioner, Franco Frattini, states that the Union for the Mediterranean is to be expanded to the Persian Gulf. This means that the EU promise at the 6th Euro-Mediterranean Foreign Minister Conference on the EU's 4 freedoms, including freedom of movement and investment, will include the fanatic Saudi Wahhabi Muslims, backed by the royal house, who are in full swing to build mosques in Europe. Unfortunately, other EU actions suggest that this is EU policy. Farther east, the ASEAN bloc has been established, the EU holds regular ASEM  meetings on world affairs with Chinese and other Southeast Asians. Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, is trying to build an Asian union with Trilateral Commissionists, Japan and China i.a. The illuminists have occupied Afghanistan - and so far, the only delusional, unwilling part of the chain is: Iran. And that does not bode well for peace in the Middle East.

State Opening Of Parliament

After coming back from the recess on the 16th October following the longest summer break ever (82days), the formal State Opening of Parliament will be on the 18th November.

Harriet Harman has just announced the earliest Christmas recess ever of three weeks from 16th December to 5th January 2010. At 128 days, the current Parliamentary session is the shortest for 30 years.

And we pay them how much?

Our intrepid reporter managed to smuggle out this photo of Gordon Brown in the kitchen of No.10, busying himself with Christmas preparations:

Post Of The Week

Unfortunately too long to reproduce in full, here are some extracts from an excellent, thought-provoking speech by Sean Gabb of the Libertarian Alliance.  Please go and read the whole article; I think it's well worth your time.

"1. This has been a bad Government
The main purpose of change has been to seal off the past. That past has been delegitimized in order to strip rights and liberties of the associations that used to protect them. Not surprisingly, we find ourselves in a country with a Potemkin democracy, where speech and publication are censored, where the police are feared, where we are continuously spied on as we go about our business, where we can be imprisoned without trial or charge for a month, and generally where we find ourselves having to deal every day with administrative bodies given powers that others who have not yet had felt them still cannot believe possible. On any normal assumptions, the country has been governed very badly since 1997. On the assumptions of the Government, things have gone very well indeed.
2. This country is ruled by people who have been corrupted by bad ideas.
They tell us they want a more “inclusive” and “diverse” society. They have certainly welcomed the mass immigration that they enabled the moment they came into office. It has been useful for impoverishing the working classes – in their attitudes and behaviour once perhaps the most conservative people in the country. It has also provided much evidence for their claim that the old England into which we were born has passed away, and that we need a new constitutional settlement – a settlement much in need of censorship and endless meddling in private choices. Even so, they make sure to live in white enclaves and to send their children to private schools where class photographs look much as they did in 1960.
They tell us they want to save the planet from “climate change”. If they have made Phillips and Siemens rich from their light bulb ban, they still fly everywhere and drive everywhere, and light up their own houses and offices like Christmas trees.
These are bad people. They must be regarded as such in everything they do.
The Law:
There was a time when it was enough for us to be told that someone had broken the law for us to think ill of that person. But times are altered. When the laws themselves are corrupt, they lose moral force. It is no longer enough for us to be told that someone is a law breaker.
The Monarchy:
When she came to the throne, Elizabeth had what seems to have been almost the universal regard of the people. She has spent the past 57 years betraying the people. Whatever the constitutional lawyers may claim, there is a contract between Monarch and people. We pretend to treat whoever wears the Crown as the Lord’s Anointed. The wearer of the Crown agrees in turn to act as a defence of last resort against tyrannical politicians. That is the truth behind the phrases of the coronation oath. The Queen could, without bringing on a crisis, have blocked the law in the early 1960s that removed juries from most civil trials. She could have blocked the subsequent changes that abolished the unanimity rule and the right of peremptory challenge. She should have risked a crisis, and refused her assent to the European Communities Bill, or demanded a fair referendum first. She could have harried the politicians of the past two generations, reminding them of the forms and substance of the Ancient Constitution. She had the moral and legal authority to do this. Had she spoken to us like adults, she would have had popular support. She did nothing ... she had every legal right to demand a referendum over the Lisbon Treaty. This had been promised by every party at the 2005 general election. When the promise was withdrawn, she would have had public opinion and much of the media behind her in refusing to give assent to the Treaty’s Enabling Act. Again, she did nothing..."
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