Tuesday, March 31, 2015

You may find this surprising considering the author is Zoe Williams, but this article on immigration is mostly very sensible:  http://www.theguardian.com/global/2015/mar/31/immigration-big-issue-left-cant-get-right-labour?CMP=share_btn_tw

Cahal Milmo will now have to resign as a journalist

Were you taken in by this Independent smear against Enoch Powell?  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/tory-mp-enoch-powell-investigated-as-alleged-member-of-westminster-paedophile-network-10142235.html

Then you should read this:  http://barthsnotes.com/2015/03/30/dead-mps-accused-of-satanic-ritual-abuse/

I suppose Cahal Milmo will now have to resign as a journalist and find employment more in line with his credulous and dishonest nature - perhaps he could lecture at the Baron Munchhausen Academy for fake shiekhs. 

And the Independent needs to invest in a fact-checking department.
No real focus so far in the election coverage of how each of the parties plans to stimulate investment.

Investment is the main way in which we can achieve growth and avoid future downturns.

So what are the various policies on offer to encourage investment (particularly internal investment in research and development).
The new Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank is very interesting:  http://www.wsj.com/articles/taiwan-to-apply-to-join-aiib-1427771800?mod=e2tw

The United Kingdom was right to join as a non-regional member.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Racist mug

Labour's racist mug has really got the left agitated:  http://www.leftfutures.org/2015/03/immigration-is-a-mugs-game-for-labour/

Have you seen this Bonnie Greer - it's YOU the mug is talking about.

Have YOU seen it Diane Abbott - this is the party you aspired to lead.

And what about you Chi Onwurah - are you happy campaigning for this programme?

Of course, Ed Miliband will be asked to apologise for the mug.

Hell yes, he will be asked to apologise.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The SNP hate the Tories

We have heard endlessly about how the SNP hate the Tories:  http://www.itv.com/news/2015-03-29/sturgeon-if-tories-cant-win-majority-they-dont-deserve-to-be-in-government/

And I suppose if they really hate us there is nothing we can do about it.

Except to point out that hatred is an entirely negative emotion.  When hatred is gone nothing remains of it.  Only love (and in this case the love of Scottish Tories for the old civilised unionist Scotland of the pre-SNP past) endures.

"But even if the world's beauty and love are on the edge of destruction, theirs is still the only side to be on.  Hate's victory does not make it other than what it is.  Defeated love is still love."

Saturday, March 28, 2015

The stupidity and ignorance of the Labour Party as demonstrated by Jonathan Reynolds MP

Here you can see the stupidity and ignorance of the Labour Party as demonstrated by Jonathan Reynolds MP  https://twitter.com/jreynoldsMP tweeting to Chris Cook (Policy editor, BBC Newsnight) https://twitter.com/xtophercook

The devaluation of the pound sterling on 18th November 1967 from $2.80 to $2.40 resulted in a fourteen per cent increase in the price of imports (as Harold Wilson said at the time "the pound abroad is worth 14 per cent less in terms of other currencies") and thus a considerable rise in prices in the shops, including the price of food.

This in turn stoked inflation and led to increased pay demands by the unions - with the historical results that we are all familiar with.

Mr Reynolds should also note that his party had promised no less than twenty times in the three years before November 1967 that they would not devalue the currency.

Devaluation had implications for the United Kingdom's standing internationally as all those countries that held sterling balances saw the value of their deposits cut by 14 per cent overnight.

And if Mr Reynolds cares to read the Hansard accounts of the parliamentary exchanges that followed devaluation he would perhaps be amused to discover Robert Maxwell (then Labour MP for Buckingham) lecturing the Conservative side of the house on economic competence.

The "two-state solution" is no longer viable

One has to disagree with the American President on his policy towards Israel:  http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21647292-although-barack-obama-right-chastise-binyamin-netanyahu-israels-prime-minister-has-point?fsrc=scn%2Ftw%2Fte%2Fpe%2Fed%2Ftheireoveriran

On the whole I think the "two-state solution" is no longer viable, and I would like to see the British government recognise the so-called occupied territories as part of Israel with (generous) resettlement grants paid from an international fund to those Arabs who do not wish to remain in the enhanced Israeli state.

As events in the Middle East have demonstrated, there is nothing to be gained from pandering to the Arab world.  They are engaged in a process of in-fighting and self-destruction that could go on for decades.  While they are thus occupied there is an opportunity to establish Israel as an inviolate power.

Vote Labour, Pay Later

Remember what Ted Heath warned as far back as the 1960s:  Vote Labour, Pay Later.


Friday, March 27, 2015

Landlordism among the Parliamentary Labour Party

How can Labour's housing policy have any credibility when the Shadow Minister for the Arts Chris Bryant is directly contributing to the housing shortage in London by owning one home but insisting that the taxpayer pays for alternative accommodation?

Of the 200,000 new homes Labour is promising to build can we have an assurance that none of them will be rented out to Labour MPs who already own a property?

And is it not curious that Guardian journalist Owen Jones, normally so quick to vilify landlords, is astonishingly silent tonight about landlordism among the Parliamentary Labour Party?

More on the story:  http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/rhondda-mp-chris-bryant-among-8937399

Channel 4 News report on MPs morally fiddling their expenses

Shocking Channel 4 News report on MPs morally fiddling their expenses ("it's in the rules, I've done nothing wrong")  http://www.channel4.com/news/mps-expenses-46-claim-in-london-despite-owning-a-property

Chris Bryant (Shadow Culture Minister) is a former vicar for heaven's sake - you would think he would know the difference between right and wrong.

And who would have thought gentle genial Scottish Labour Leader Jim Murphy would be trousering £39k all the time he was uttering his soothing assurances and kindly words.

Thank goodness no Tories of any note are involved - just some small fry and Andrew Lansley with a £7k finesse to explain.

Worth noting that SNP MP Angus MacNeil has helped himself to £42k of public money, but I suppose he will justify this by saying its only British money and he is helping to "liberate" it.

But surely Chris Bryant must be sacked for what he has done?
It is unfair of Stan Colleymore (has-been sportsperson, so-so presenter) to make sniping remarks about Kay Burley  https://twitter.com/StanCollymore

Both Jeremy Paxman and Kay Burley are superbly professional interviewers with a distinguished track record.

Is it because Kay Burley is a woman that she is getting this unfair treatment?

If you are Leader of the Opposition you have plenty of time to rehearse

I suppose the question and answer sessions proved last night that if you are Leader of the Opposition you have plenty of time to rehearse, if you are Prime Minister you have almost no time to rehearse.


Ed Miliband did a Nick Clegg in the question and answer session

Can it be possible that Ed Miliband did a Nick Clegg in the question and answer session last night?

Perhaps I am too jaded, but I was not convinced for one moment of his arguments.

But then, I was not convinced by Nick Clegg's act in 2010.

Obviously Ed Miliband was coached intensively for his performance.

Can you imagine the endless rehearsals where Ed Miliband fumbles over the words and his exasperated team keep yelling "Get it right":  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydXtCpYimN8&list=RDydXtCpYimN8#t=115

Highlights from the questions:

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Kelvin McKenzie attacked "white poor thickos"

On Daily Politics earlier today when urging more immigration Kelvin McKenzie attacked "white poor thickos".

This is a hate crime.

Are the Metropolitan Police going to arrest him?

At least Bercow got a good kicking.

One he will not soon forget.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Not only should John Bercow be dumped as Speaker, his name should be struck from all records as if he had never been.

Turncoats must not prosper.

I am curious about the name Oisin Tymon

A minor aspect of the Jeremy Clarkson farrago, but I am curious about the name Oisin Tymon.

Is this person an immigrant from southern Ireland?

Or was he born into an immigrant community that has failed to integrate?

"Oisin" indeed.

No wonder he provokes people.


The Prime Minister was subjected to organised heckling at the Age UK conference

Like many people (perhaps most people) I was disgusted by the way the Prime Minister was subjected to organised heckling at the Age UK conference:  http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/mar/24/pensioners-mock-david-cameron-at-age-uk-conference-nhs

And by a coincidence, in the post arrives a begging letter from Age UK.

Age UK is one of the charities I normally support.

But after the heckling there is no way I would give them any money.

They are yet another charity that seems to have been taken over by the left.

Left-wing infiltration of national charities is becoming a significant problem.

And does it not prove the wisdom of the Coalition government to legally restrict the use of charities for political purposes.