"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."

Monday, 28 December 2009



Ostrich with honey and black pepper sauce

I'm still here and some of you might be wondering what's going on... perhaps not ... but here it is anyway: it's still blog-lite because I'm expletive deleted here in Spain.  Let's just say some documentation went missing (though not from my filing cabinet) so I missed Christmas ...   It will continue to be blog-lite until I get back. In fact, the way things are shaping up I could be acquainted with the inside of a Spanish jail in the not too distant future - don't ask me, I don't know, the solicitor's on holiday.  It's just one of those things - sod's law in action again.  If they're anything like British prisons I'm quite looking forward to it and only hope that, if it's going to happen, I get in there in time for the Festival of the Three Kings on the 6th.  Grapes, humour  & bons vivants - what could be better?

What made me pensive today was reading the broadsheets but finding nothing significant and then reading the Daily Mail - where I found one article.  It wasn't the news report itself that was interesting because it's pretty old news - it was the comments.

Reading the comments you'd be forgiven for thinking that England and the rest of the UK was up in arms with the support & encouragement of the rest of the world.  It isn't so - nobody cares about you.  In the ex-pat EU community life's good and people only say, "thank goodness I left that British sh*thole in time."  No help will come from outside.  Not from America, not from the EU.

The majority of comments make Brits sound like a bunch of rottweiller-owning, baseball-playing EDL supporters ready to riot outside Parliament.  There's some sort of disconnect between reality and perception.  What's happened, I think (note the neat caveat), is that people have played on the strengths of the British and turned them into weaknesses.  That so many people say, in effect, eff off, is fine when writing a comment in a newspaper, but it isn't being seen on the streets.  What I'm saying to DM readers is: don't believe the commenters who say they agree with you are who they say they are. 

We all remember the 'Poll Tax Riots' which led to Margaret Thatcher's downfall, yet we've ended up with something more inequitable.  Who was behind the riots?  Embedding has been disabled - click here for a reminder. Only the left/anarchists instigate riots (see the UAF & Climate Change); the right never have; the right vote instead.   I thought it was interesting that in 1990 it was the left vilifying the Police whereas today, after 13yrs of socialist government, they get it from all directions.

Will Cameron uphold our values as Leader of the Conservative Party, if they win the GE?  To my mind, the Cons agree with Lab and make a bed ready for the LibDems; they agree with far too many government policies in an effort to be seen as consensual and so ingratiate themselves with what they think the electorate want while at the same time denying it - much like Labour.  We need a Grand Repeal Act along the lines put forward by Douglas Carswell but  I'd put more faith  in this if we heard more about it from Cameron in the msm .  From what I read in the Daily Mail, it would be a vote-winner so why isn't Cameron pursuing the idea? 

For what it's worth, so many people in so many countries governed by an unelected 'elite' will only lead to violence.

Media disinformation: "War Memorial vandalised by the far-right". Somehow I can't see the BNP or UKIP scrawling a slogan about Islam dominating the world, can you? Wtf is 'the far right' in media-speak? It seems to me that this government and extreme Islam have more in common than they would like to be broadcast.


  1. Shouldn't the ostrich head be in sand not pasta?

  2. GV,

    You will never get the Great Repeal Act from Cameron, not even after hell freezes over. Why? Give you a clue - follow the money.......!

  3. Stay strong and fighting, GV.

    That poll tax riot provided a new perspective, given what's happened here over the last decade.

    Get back in one piece. x

  4. OR - the pic shows what happened to the ostrich *after* he stuck his head in the sand :-)
    Mr W - it's a tantalising thought though isn't it? What would UKIP do?
    Hi Fausty - will do. Contrast the behaviour of the crowds at the poll tax & Countryside Alliance demos - the right don't do organised violence like the anarchists and greens. I'm surprised Old Holborn's walks don't get a bigger following from the peaceful but discontented majority too.

  5. Thanks for the warning, I'll stop 'illegal or unregulated hypnotism' straight away.
    What the commenters in the Mail fail to appreciate is that they never will get their day in court.

    They wil be issued with civil liability charges (or somesuch) which aim to get around magna carta and the bill of rights by renaming 'fines' but avoiding a fair trial by ones peers.
    Then they send in the baillifs to take your stuff (who now have the right to break and enter in your abscence).
    If you still refuse to pay they will issue another Charge, more baillifs and so on till you have nothing else to take and if you resist the baillifs they will get you arrested for assault.


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