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.


Tuesday, March 24, 2015

They are going to lose on May 7th

Lisa Nandy MP completely fails to integrate her argument in this speech on patriotism from the perspective of the left:  http://labourlist.org/2015/03/patriotism-and-the-left-lisa-nandys-full-speech-to-class/

If British values mean anything, they must include a commitment to democracy.

Democracy means STOP DOING THINGS TO THE MAJORITY THEY DO NOT WANT and start doing things they DO want.

The vast majority of people in this country do not want mass immigration.

They have never wanted it in every post-war test of opinion.

Therefore any "patriotism" advanced by Lisa Nandy (and her party) that includes a commitment to immigration or to the multiculturalism that has resulted from immigration is false.

A society built on an injustice cannot stand.

No-one can feel proud or patriotic about a country in which the majority of the people have been ignored in such a fundamental way.

Lisa Nandy and her party cannot admit this, even to themselves.

Which is why they are going to lose on May 7th.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Two terms are enough for a Prime Minister

David Cameron's assertion that two terms are enough for a Prime Minister is entirely consistent with his innovation on fixed term parliaments.

It is removing the element of "surprise surprise" that has traditionally been used by politicians of all parties to manipulate the electorate.

We the people now know when Parliaments will start and end, and how long Prime Ministers are going to hang around for.

And also allowing a process of succession without all the usual cant about "allowing my name to go forward", and stalking horses, and denying that emergency installations of telephones have any significance.


The History Is Now exhibition at the Hayward Gallery

In a break I went to see the History Is Now exhibition at the Hayward Gallery.

"Curated" by seven "artists" (John Akomfrah, Simon Fujiwara, Roger Hirons, Hannah Starkey, Richard Wentworth, Jane Wilson, Louise Wilson) the exhibition claims to provide "fresh perspectives" on British cultural history.

Actually it represents an attempted cultural coup in which a left-wing narrative is superimposed on post-war history.

If anyone doubts why a new Conservative government must stop all funding to the Arts Council they should go and look at this exhibition.

Huge lump of coal - is this some kind of socialist fetishistic object?

The costume worn by Meryl Streep when playing Margaret Thatcher - were we supposed to snigger at the underware on display? (and would it still have been "art" if Neil Kinnock's underpants had been substituted?).

A Clink Restaurant place setting - "fine dining within British prisons".

What a load of junk!

Not surprisingly the place was almost empty.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

"Why do they hate us so much?"

Tory MP Anna Soubry and Labour MP Gloria de Piero on the Andrew Marr Show discussed "soft bigotry" against working class people and "why do they hate us so much?":  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0080bbs

One of the biggest issues in society is the way in which ordinary people are denied their cultural identity.

For Muslims the reaction among some of their people is to go overseas and join Islamic State.

Among English working class people the suppression of cultural identity is just as profound.  However it is being experienced as a "reduction of self-confidence... and self-criticism and despair about their future".  How soon before this mutates into a more serious reaction?

I hope Anna Soubry and Gloria de Piero think their unspoken agreement to maintain multiculturalism is worth it.

The human cost of maintaining this ideological charade is enormous.

And if anyone doubts whether the situation could turn violent, consider the amount of violence that is already taking place.  Suicide levels among young white men are at alarming levels.  If this inwardly-directed violence were to turn outwards it would shock everyone.

Friday, March 20, 2015


Bright sunshine streaming down, then at 9.25 it went dark.

Not completely dark, but enough to be noticeable.

I made the mistake of looking at the sun (only for a second) and became dazzled.

And that was the eclipse.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

The Chancellor's budget yesterday was a triumph

"Giving money to home buyers without building any more homes just means you push up the price of homes (helping elderly home owners)" Evan Davis (Newsnight presenter) tells us https://twitter.com/EvanHD/status/578186700956037121

Mr Davis doesn't seem to understand how the accelerator principle works.

If you want to get money circulating in the economy you need to lend it to people who will spend (rather than lending to the banks, who just sit on it).

Therefore the Chancellor is not only helping first-time buyers, but also ultimately putting money into the hands of the one group (pensioners) in society who are likely to spend any cash that comes their way, thus stimulating the economy.

Personally I thought the Chancellor's budget yesterday was a triumph.

Taking churnalism too far

What an absurd person Matthew Parris is.

In this article in the Spectator he claims to have an insight into the social issues surrounding multiculturalism, immigration and the Islamic community because "I shop in the (overwhelmingly Bengali) Whitechapel Road and Stepney markets..."  http://www.spectator.co.uk/columnists/matthew-parris/9472722/anti-muslim-prejudice-is-real-and-its-scary/

Does this mean that if I buy a pencil sharpener in the shop at the LSE I can claim to be an expert on economic theory?

Or if I buy a tea towel at the Dickens Museum I can set myself up as an authority on the works of one of our greatest authors?

And in his article Matthew Parris references no less than three fellow journalists - Janice Turner, David Aaronovitch and Danny Finkelstein.  Are we really expected to read an article about other people's articles?  Is that not taking churnalism too far?

One of the most dangerous people in the world is a politician who takes himself seriously and thinks his views are important.

One of the most pathetic people in the world is a has-been politician who doesn't realise no-one is listening any more.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

In Prime Minister's Questions we have had two questions now (both from women MPs as it happens, one asking about Job Centre Plus, one asking about cancer waiting times) where the person asking the question has been giggling and grinning,

We all know that a large percentage of questions are placed by the party managers, but do they need to make it so obvious?

Is this not showing contempt towards the electorate?

Lots of amusing kitchen-themed banter at Prime Minister's Questions.

But was it wise for Ed Miliband to remind people of the expenses scandal?

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

She knew full well what she was saying

In the Independent Roisin O'Connor looks at the astonishing comments by Rachel Reeves, Shadow Secretary of State for Work and Pensions:  http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/rachel-reeves-says-labour-does-not-want-to-represent-people-out-of-work-10114614.html

"We are not the party of people on benefits. We don’t want to be seen, and we're not, the party to represent those who are out of work" Ms Reeves is reported as saying.

This is of course a kick in the teeth for a significant sector of Labour's potential voters.

Why would she make such a remark?

Three reasons occur to me.

1  She is genuinely trying to take Labour up-market and make a pitch to a better quality of voters.

2  Private polling has told her that people out of work do not tend to vote, so there is nothing to be gained from representing them.

3  (this I think is the most likely) She knew full well what she was saying, wanted to make a populist gesture by aiming a kick at the unemployed, BUT intended from the start to claim her comments were taken out of context.  That way she gets the best of both worlds.  She has made a populist gesture (and the mud will stick) but will reassure the out of work people that she still loves them.

Monday, March 16, 2015

A party dedicated to maxing-out public spending

I suppose it is ironic that a party dedicated to maxing-out public spending should issue pledges in the form of a credit card:  http://www.labour.org.uk/pledges

Note that "controls on immigration" is one of the top five ways in which Labour wants to build a better future.

You got that Diane Abbott?


Sunday, March 15, 2015

Labour's reckless open-door immigration policy is going to require a huge extension of the public sector

“Nine per cent of the country is developed and that includes roads, factories and so on: only 2% is housing" - statistic used in Rowan Moore's article http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/mar/14/britain-housing-crisis-10-ways-solve-rowan-moore-general-election

No acknowledgement that the 9% of development has blighted 80% of England, so that most of the country is covered by "thin town".

And no mention of the role immigration is playing in the chronic housing crisis.  The left would have you believe that it is entirely a supply problem.  Actually it is a demand problem - you cannot import millions of cheapo workers (and potential Labour voters!) and not make any provision for where they will live, and what road space they will occupy when driving, and where their sewage will go, and what water is available for them to drink and wash in, and who will treat them when they fall ill, what beds they will occupy when in hospital, what school places are available for their children, who will collect their rubbish, who will arrest them when they commit crimes etc etc.

Labour's reckless open-door immigration policy is going to require a huge extension of the public sector - which the rest of us will have to pay for, since most of the immigrants are on minimum wage.

Anti-British actor Sean Penn

The luvvy spot on the Andrew Marr Show this morning featured anti-British actor Sean Penn:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0080bbs

Why is the BBC giving a platform to a person who is espousing campaigns hostile to the interests of the United Kingdom?

And why didn't Andrew Marr ask this person about his anti-British activities?  http://www.theguardian.com/uk/2012/feb/14/sean-penn-argentina-falkland-islands

Saturday, March 14, 2015

It is the cover-up that kills

Ed Miliband having two kitchens is not a problem.

The concern is that he tried to HIDE his ownership of two kitchens.

This is not good.

As with Watergate, it is the cover-up that kills.


Friday, March 13, 2015

Daily Politics just now did a poll from the riverside in Richmond, and in the background you saw Quinlan Terry's superlative 1988 development:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mjxb

Labour's existential crisis

"Fewer and fewer Labour MPs now believe Ed Miliband will make it over the line" - Philip Collins in The Times writes about Labour's existential crisis:  http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/columnists/article4380474.ece

Philip Collins is former political advisor to Frank Field and former speech writer for Tony Blair. 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

"The rise of the po-faced left"

James Bloodworth writes about the Clarkson phenomenon, and ascribes it to "the rise of the po-faced left" :  http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/bring-back-clarkson-petition-god-forbid-jeremy-clarkson-ever-goes-into-politics-10101557.html


On World At One yesterday Maria Miller MP referring to Jeremy Clarkson said "he is a legend".


Make the arts less elitist

How can we make the arts less elitist asks Sorcha Carey (Director, Edinburgh Art Festival) writing on the Museums Association website:  http://www.museumsassociation.org/museums-journal/comment/04032015-voxpop?utm_source=ma&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=12032015

And how patronising the suggestions that follow!

The arts can be made less elitist by junking modernism and abstraction and all the rest of the emperor's-new-clothes arts scams that have blighted the last hundred years.

Let the elites fund abstraction from their own pockets.

The rule should be no public money spent on art that is unintelligible to ordinary people.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Prime Minister's Questions

Watching Prime Minister's Questions it is rather absurd for Ed Miliband to use a House of Commons debate to talk about debates.

The leadership debates are essentially an electioneering technique and not really a matter of gravitas for Prime Minister's Questions.

And it is good to see the Prime Minister robustly attacking the SNP instead of the walking-on-eggshells usual treatment of the Scottish Nationalists. 


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

What on earth is a "fracas" in this context?

My brother is beside himself with curiosity and excitement.


Monday, March 09, 2015

Arrogant twerp Charles Walker MP

What an arrogant twerp Charles Walker MP is making of himself on the Daily Politicshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mjxb

How he tells, in an irritated and impatient style, that he does not have to make any effort to communicate with his constituents because he was elected as a "representative" and therefore must decide issues entirely according to his own conscience.

What he is actually telling us is "I am a great and lordly Member of Parliament so don't you dare try to tell me what to do because I AM A FUCKING GOD".

How does someone get onto the Conservative Candidates List with such a disgusting sense of entitlement?

Oh I see, he is Christopher Chataway's step-son.  He had a free ride into the House of Commons through privilege, inheritance and the old-boys network (and Labour is just as bad).  When oh when are we going to have a ban on family members following each other into Parliament?

Voters of Broxbourne, please tell Charles Walker to fuck off (and I write that as a Conservative - if he is alienating fellow Tories what impact is he having on ordinary people!).

Endless humiliations and pathetic reactions

This is interesting:  https://www.facebook.com/DavidCameronOfficial/photos/a.658575084166813.1073741829.653092548048400/947584051932580/?type=1&theater

The fact that a major party is using the SNP as a bogeyman does not bode well for people who live in Scotland.

This would have been tested on focus groups to the nth degree before it went public, and so therefore must reflect English attitudes to the SNP and Alex Salmond.

Have people who live in Scotland (I cannot use the phrase "Scottish people") thought seriously about what an independent nationalist Scotland is going to experience from a hostile nationalist England?

At the end of the day "we" are ten times bigger than THEM.

We will just take whatever we want.

The future of an independent nationalist Scotland will be one of endless humiliations and pathetic reactions such as Eamon de Valera's laughable economic war against England in the 1930s.

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Leadership debates

On the whole I think it will be wise for the Prime Minister to stand back from the leadership debates and let the other party leaders hurt each over - SNP kicking Labour, UKIP kicking Labour, Greens kicking Labour.

Of course, they will all have a go at the Conservatives, but it is not all that easy to argue with an empty chair - they are likely to come across as bullies, as not quite fair.

Saturday, March 07, 2015

The Prime Minister merely has to be firm

The threat by the broadcasters to "empty chair" the Prime Minister if he does not participate in the so-called leadership debates is a hollow threat:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-31778343

Without the Prime Minister the debates will have little value, and will not have the televisual appeal the broadcasters are hoping for.

Therefore the Prime Minister merely has to be firm - he holds all the cards.

Friday, March 06, 2015

Matthew Engel asserts in the Financial Times

In the week that the report on Oxford child abuse was published Matthew Engel asserts in the Financial Times "The bloodshed Powell foresaw from mass immigration has not happened":  http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/6c55ce92-babe-11e4-8447-00144feab7de.html?siteedition=uk#axzz3TUtisIK4

Of course the blood split by the abused girls in Oxford and Rochdale and Rotherham etc was only chav blood.

Mr Engel, in his superior article, would not think their blood was worth noticing.

Perhaps he think they had it coming anyway, and brought it all on themselves through lifestyle choices.

And obviously he will not acknowledge the blood is a river.  Not even a trickle.  Just a smear of chav blood from girls no-one connected to the FT is ever going to bother about.

Certainly no reason to curb the mass immigration that brings such stonking low wages that boosts the dividends of shareholders - now that IS something of interest to FT readers.

Nevertheless, if you add up all the smears and drips and seepages of blood from English girls abused by immigrants over the decades it assumes the proportions of a river.

A river YOU are partly responsible for Mr Engel in your uncritical enthusiasm for mass immigration.

Thursday, March 05, 2015

Apropos drones on Daily Politics, what is to stop terrorists from using them to drop anthrax or sarin?

Will he treat the SNP in Holyrood as a branch office of the party

Daily Politics discussed the latest Ashcroft poll which shows the SNP winning almost all seats in Scotland (or North Britain if you prefer).

What impact will this have on the SNP administration at Holyrood?

Will the SNP parliamentary party become the fulcrum of SNP power or will power reside with Nicola Sturgeon?

Will Alex Salmond kowtow to micro-management from Holyrood?

Or will he treat the SNP in Holyrood as a branch office of the party?


Words from Sunny Hundal about the widespread abuse of young girls in Oxfordshire

Weasel words from Sunny Hundal about the widespread abuse of young girls in Oxfordshire:  http://labourlist.org/2015/03/the-harsh-uncomfortable-truths-about-child-abuse-in-oxfordshire-and-rotherham/

The council was to blame, society was to blame, WE were to blame - Mr Hundal makes the usual excuses.

And yet is it not a fact that if those "Pakistani-heritage men" were not in the country they would not have carried out their crimes here?

Whoever else is attacking and abusing young girls, it is undeniable that if these Pakistani-heritage men had been back in Pakistan hundreds of girls in Oxfordshire, and hundreds of thousands of girls nationwide, would have been safe.

Therefore I think we are justified in saying Enoch Powell was right.

There HAS been rivers of blood - the blood of these young girls when they are beaten and abused and subjected to unimaginable sexual tortures.

The shame is on those apologists (and we have to include Douglas Carswell MP in this) who say this is not a real river of blood, this is a mere trickle of blood, on the worldwide index of blood rivers the Oxfordshire girls barely register, in any case no-one really cares about these girls and the blood weeping from their sores and bruises, certainly no-one cares when political reputations are at stake, much easier to blame Enoch Powell for the failure to talk about immigration rather than admit that over decades politicians became cowards when faced with the chorus of "racist racist racist" that went up whenever anyone tried to say these people were not integrating into our society and we need to think again about them.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015


We call on Facebook to change their Community Standards to stop the glorification and inciting of violence against animals. Only the inclusion of those terms will allow users to report specifically on certain Facebook pages. This way, violence against animals could be banned from Facebook.

There are plenty of pages, groups and events where animals abusers post pictures of sadistic and cruel violence against animals. These pictures show animals being trampled alive, stuffed into jars, burned alive or being sexually abused.

No matter how often you report these pages, groups, events and images, you always get the same answer:

"Thank you for taking the time to report something that you feel may violate our Community Standards. We reviewed the comment you reported for containing credible threat of violence and found it doesn't violate our Community Standards." (source: Facebook)

Obviously Facebook think, that violence can only be executed against humans and not against animals. But violence against animals is also unacceptable and morally wrong. This doesn’t seem to be the case for Facebook and some of their users.

We call on Facebook to change this and consider animal welfare. Facebook should not encourage potential imitators by allowing sadistic content online. By changing their Community Standards they can show, that society doesn’t tolerate such behaviour.

At Prime Minister's Questions Ed Miliband was trying to outflank the Conservatives on immigration.

Even trade union activists are turning against the Labour leader https://twitter.com/MissEllieMae

And the silence from these people is deafening when it comes to the Daily Mirror's phone hacking.

Mired in hypocrisy, the left has given up trying to win the general election - their only hope is to steal it through a sordid deal with the SNP

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Zoltan Hojnal in the Washington Post

Interesting article by Zoltan Hojnal in the Washington Post:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2015/02/27/opposition-to-immigration-reform-is-a-winning-strategy-for-republicans/

It rather undermines the claim (made by Bright Blue, British Future and others) that the Conservatives need to start pandering to immigrants to win elections.

Probably if the Conservatives stopped pandering to immigrants they would attract back support from UKIP and also begin attracting Labour voters.