Witanagemot Roundup #3
Gareth asked me to provide the latest Witanagemot round-up, let’s just hope I can live up to the tough standards set by Gareth and John.
One of the big stories has been the partial smoking ban in England and yet another example of Scots interfering in English-only legislation. Former health secretary John Reid, an MP with a Scottish constituency, effectively vetoed the full ban proposed for England – the full ban that his Scottish constituents will be getting next year courtesy of the Scottish Parliament. This unwanted intrusion by the Scottish Raj even managed to wind up Tony’s cronies at the Beeb who gave the story coverage. More on this - Englishman’s Castle, CEP, CEP again
The other major story, of course, was Trafalgar Day. Admiral Nelson said “England expects that every man will do his duty”. She certainly did and she wasn’t let down. England desperately needs every man to do his duty once again, 200 years on. More on this - Englishman’s Castle, Toque
This month has also seen the unfortunate demise of english-blogs.com. It seems that they have finally succumbed to the regular hacking of their server, the last one resulted in a racist (against English) slogan in place of the blogs.
Breaking news yesterday was the article in the Sunday Times by “Posh Scottish columnist with an English accent” A A Gill. The delightful Mr Gill managed a full 2 page diatribe on why he hates the English – the sort of article that, were the word English to be changed to say … “Muslims” or “Scottish” … he would currently be staring at 4 bare walls in the local nick waiting to be charged with a boatload of racism charges. More on this – CEP, Cross of St George, England Project, Waking Hereward
The clocks have gone back for the winter, which will apparently result in around 150 deaths. We are told that the British government looked at not putting the clocks back to try and save some of the lives lost as a result but were scuppered by the Scots who didn’t fancy waking up with a whiskey-fueled hangover at 9am and it still being dark. Assuming the number of deaths is spread evenly amongst the population, not putting the clocks back would save about 127 English lives and about 22 Scottish lives. Nice to see that the lives of 127 English people are worth less than the Scots waking up in daylight. More on this – CEP
The Labour Party have joined the ranks of the internet scum and taken to spamming email inboxes. Have you been receiving emails from the Labour Party to email addresses you’ve never given them? Perhaps you should send them an email asking them why they are breaking the law … again.
This month also saw race riots in Birmingham between the black and Asian communities. Considering the race riots spread over an entire weekend and resulted in a number of deaths and injuries, the anti-racism organisations have been strangely silent. There has been no list of demands for money, legislation and focus groups, which we have come to expect when there is, even the slightest hint of a white person being involved. More on this – Not proud of Britain again and again, View from Middle England
The Tory leadership race is hotting up with David Cameron (aka Tory Blair) apparently overtaking David Davis in the popularity stakes. There is a fairly even balance of support for both candidates amongst the Witanagemot club.
“Birdman” at Raised by Chaffinches is flying south for the winter to concentrate on writing his book. Have a good flight and wear a scarf – you don’t want to catch bird flu. Polly wanna Lemsip.
The Campaign for an English Parliament’s network of local branches are slowly starting to get themselves online. So far we have a website for Sussex branch and blogs for Shropshire, East Yorkshire, Cambridgeshire and Cumbria. There is some groundwork to be done with the CEP’s national website to enable us to produce a template for local blogs and websites which should hopefully result in more branches coming online.
It’s been such a busy few weeks since the last round-up that I have to draw the line somewhere so I’ll draw it here. Apologies if I've missed out anything of note or importance but it's time-consuming this round-up business and it's not as easy as it looks!