Saturday, December 19, 2015

Guardian



















Has The Guardian become the most boring newspaper in Britain?

Formulaic, constipated with outdated views, dull.

It is also becoming annoyingly repetitive (for instance, the Owen Jones article published today about the Spanish elections is identical to the Owen Jones article published a while back on the Greek elections - presumably he did a find-and-replace check substituting the word "Spain" for "Greece").

I would stop buying it except that we need a thick liner to the cat's litter tray.

http://www.theguardian.com/uk

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

God Bless The Prince of Wales.













I was glad to read that Prince Charles is scrutinising "secret" activity by the government:  http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/dec/15/revealed-prince-charles-has-received-confidential-cabinet-papers-for-decades

The question:  Who will watch the watchers?

The answer:  HRH The Prince of Wales.

Otherwise those people (all parties) will get away with murder.

Of course, they hate it.  The politicians cannot stand the idea that there is an institution that is more important than they are.  An institution that prevents them assuming complete power over us.

I saw this headline and said to myself:  God Bless The Prince of Wales.

Monday, December 14, 2015

His body language was at variance with his statements












 
On Channel 4 News this evening "entertainer" Tinie Tempah (Patrick Chukwuemeka Okogwu) was interviewed by Krishnan Guru-Murthy.  

Mr Okogwu, answering a very leading question from Mr Guru-Murthy, agreed that his immigrant background meant that he had a very strong work ethic.

And yet his body language was at variance with his statements.

All the time he was praising the work ethic of immigrants he was touching his chin and looking to the right.

And I thought:  you lying toad.

http://www.channel4.com/news/catch-up/

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Pass the sick-bag

In the Left-Wing Luvvie Slot on the Andrew Marr Show this morning (presented by Emily Maitlis) has-been singer Chrissie Hynde actually name-checked Angela Eagle.

You couldn't make it up.

Pass the sick-bag, as they say in elderly Conservative circles.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0080bbs

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Donald Trump has done us a favour

British politicians need to be careful about the abuse they are hurling at Donald Trump.

He could well be next American President.

In the early 1990s there were those around John Major who attempted to interfere in the American election on the side of George Bush senior, and Clinton was so enraged that Anglo-American relations suffered as a result.

And Donald Trump is quite right to say that there are parts of London where people do not feel safe - I was born in Weedington Road in Kentish Town and I definitely do not feel safe going back there.

Would any police feel safe going onto Broadwater Farm Estate even today?

And if the streets of London are so safe why did former Labour Minister Harriet Harman have to wear a flak jacket when walking (with a police guard) in Peckham High Street http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/labour/1583485/Harriet-Harman-in-stab-vest-for-Peckham-walk.html

The problem with idiots such as David Cameron and Boris Johnson is that they have NO IDEA what it is like to live surrounded by Muslims.

As someone who as a teenager grew up in the Dallow Road area of Luton, I can advise you that living among Pakistani-heritage people is an extremely unpleasant and unsafe experience.

Donald Trump has done us a favour by drawing attention to a serious problem that hoity-toity stuck up British politicians are too grand and important to bother themselves with.

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Obviously the American election is nothing to do with me.

I am not American and I do not have a vote.

But for what it's worth, this blog supports Donald Trump for USA President.

Sunday, December 06, 2015

The minimum wage has now become the average wage

On Sunday Politics (Yorkshire and Lincolnshire) there was a report from Boston where migrant labour has led to local wage rates plummeting:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01hq1h6

They actually said the minimum wage has now become the average wage.

If you increase the supply of labour the price of labour will fall.

Equally, if you stop the supply of labour the price of labour will rise.

Rivers of blood, predicted as far back as 1968

Leytonstone tube stabbing is a terrorist "incident" http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35018789

Rivers of blood, predicted as far back as 1968.

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Labour retains a safe Labour seat.

Big deal

Big effing deal, as some would say.

And yet the Corbyn supporters are cockahoop - exultant and triumphant and talking about new paradigms.

What we signed up to with the vote earlier this week

On Dateline London the discussion, inevitably, was about Syria.

There seemed to be serious misconceptions about the nature of "Islamic State" and the reasons why the United Kingdom has joined the onslaught against the evil organisation.

Since Hiroshima the unstated principle of Western foreign policy has been that any attack by a non-Western enemy upon a Western nation will result in overwhelming, indiscriminate and terrifying punishment.

Ho Chi Minh defies America? - hundreds of thousands of yellow people are killed and south east Asia is bombed back to the stone age.

Saddam Hussein threatens the West - hundreds of thousands of brown people are killed, Hussein is hanged, and Iraq is comprehensively trashed.

Muammar Gaddafi sponsors terrorism in the West - Libya gets a beating and Gaddafi is killed and thrown on a rubbish heap (metaphorically).

There is no "after plan" to any of these scenarios.

You threaten the West and you will get a beating.

I have doubts about the effectiveness of this policy.  I have doubts about the morality of this policy.  But it is what we signed up to with the vote earlier this week.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006m93g

The vote in favour of military action was a mistake

The Oldham by-election was a referendum on the House of Commons vote to join in the Syrian war.

Don't give me all the guff about the polls saying public opinion is in support of the war.

Effectively you had the immigrant community in Oldham combining with the ordinary voters (of all parties) and the core 2010 Labour vote to elect the Labour candidate because Labour was (on the whole) the party that said no to the war.

This is problematic for Conservatives such as myself who think the vote in favour of military action was a mistake.

One does not want to side with the "terrorist sympathisers" of the Labour party.  Still less does one want to encourage in any way the Muslim community.  And so the only option is to remain, on the whole, silent.

But the war is a mistake. 

And I was appalled watching the debate to hear speaker after speaker advise we should let in more Syrians.

The terrorism in Paris and now in America was a result of the failure of multiculturism (the terrorists were from local immigrant communities).

And yet we are being advised that the answer to the failure of multiculturalism is yet more multiculturalism.

I'm afraid the proponents of multiculturalism are fanatics.

The proponents of multiculturalism are insane.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-35014665

The "anti-bullying" campaigning of Mr Johnson

One can understand that Ray Johnson, in coping with the suicide of his son Elliott Johnson, should work through the anger stage of his grief and hit out in all directions in an effort to relieve the pain he is feeling.

But increasingly the "anti-bullying" campaigning of Mr Johnson in itself amounts to bullying:  http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2015/dec/03/tory-bullying-claims-cameron-distance-youth-group

And why is Mr Johnson trying to pre-empt the findings of the inquest into Elliott Johnson's suicide?

Why is he so desperate (because he sounds increasingly desperate) to be judge and jury in the case and to have "guilt" safely apportioned before the Coronor has given his opinion?

This doesn't look right.