Archive for November 2007

Get a Fucking Life

An English teacher sentenced to 15 days in prison in Sudan for allowing her pupils to name a teddy bear “Mohammed” is now facing calls for the death penalty from dress wearing jihadi’s.

Whilst it seems to be perfectly acceptable for the jihadi’s to call their sons Mohammed, a teacher who’s been in the country for a couple of months allowing children to call a teddy bear Mohammed should be punishable by death.

If ever there was justification needed for curtailing the rise of Islam in this country, this has got to be a fine example.

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Happy St Andrews Day

I’d like to wish a Happy St Andrews Day to all my Scottish readers, friends and enemies.

To mark our neighbour’s special day, I will refrain from taking the piss out of Scotland or Scottish people for the duration.

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Galileo, Galileo, will you do the fandango?

Transport Ministers have approved funding of Federal Europe’s Galileo satellite navigation system from the general EU budget.

The £2.4bn cost (more like £3bn once fraud and theft has been taken into account) will be met from “spare” money.  Why are we throwing billions at Federal Europe if they don’t need it all?  Why don’t they give us the “spare” part of our very generous subsidy back?

Galileo will consist of two receiving stations – one in Germany and one in Italy – and 30 mid-earth orbit satellites.

The EU Transport Commissioner, Jacques Barrot, said that “Spatial navigation is really an indication of our power amongst the countries of the world”.

As we’ve been told, repeatedly, the EU not-a-constitution will turn the EU into what is, to all intents and purposes, a country.  The aim of the EU, from when it was initially brought into being, was to create a Federal Europe.  The Schuman Declaration actually said that it was the first steps toward a European Federation.  The not-a-constitution hasn’t even been signed yet, let alone been approved in the planned Danish and Irish referenda, but the EU’s minions are already talking about the EU as a country.

Petty one-upmanship with the Americans is not only pointless and petty, but it costs the English taxpayer a fortune.  The American GPS system gives almost worldwide coverage and is free to use.  There is no need for a proprietry EU system to duplicate what is already there.

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More Liebour illegal donations

Wendy Alexander MSP has admitted receiving an illegal donation.  Her Scottish Liebour colleague, Charlie Gordon MSP, who asked for the donation has resigned as Liebour transport spokesman at the Scottish Parliament.

A property developer in Jersey – Paul Green – made a £950 donation to her leadership campaign through a property company in which he has a controlling share.  However, his signature was on the cheque and as a non-UK resident the donation was illegal.

This is the latest in a string of donation-related sleaze that has beset the Liebour Party.  Earlier this week No Mandate Brown pledged to repay over £600,000 that had been illegally donated to the Liebour Party and Harriet Harman admitted to receiving illegal donations from the same man during her deputy leadership campaign.  Going further back there is the whole Cash for Peerages scandal which, somehow, the Liebour Party managed to get away with.

Whilst it is good that the Liebour Party is being exposed for the corrupt, sleaze-ridden bag of shit that it is, there is a down side.  This is all being used as justification by Liebour – which is £29.2m in debt – for state funding of political parties.  The last set of tightened rules around financing political parties was, of course, to try and stop Liebour from selling peerages.  Shouldn’t alarm bells be ringing at the Electoral Commission by now?

Political parties need to learn to live within their means.  State funding of parties is an appalling suggestion – if they do a good job, they will get enough support to keep themselves in the black.  If they find that they have such a low level of support that they have to borrow £29.2m to pay bills and fight elections then they clearly aren’t the popular party they claim to be.  How will state funding make sure parties get the right amount of money?  Based on votes polled at the last election?  This is used by the BBC to ensure that small political parties are kept off the TV during elections and votes don’t necessarily equal support.  People will vote for one party that they don’t want to get rid of another party they don’t want.  What they won’t do is donate money to a party they don’t want and that is a good indication of how much support a party has.  In short, the current system is perfectly fair and will continue to be the best way for parties to get money as long as the Electoral Commission and the Police make sure that parties that knowingly break rules on party financing are severely punished.

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Israel’s future depends on Palestinian state

The Israeli Prime Minister, Ehud Olmert, has warned that a failure to establish a Palestinian state will lead to the end of Israel at a conference in Annapolis on the Middle East peace protest.

Olmert was responsible for the unilateral withdrawal of Israeli settlers from illegal settlements in Palestine a few years ago.

Hamas, which won control of the Palestinian Parliament in elections earlier this year, and Iranian president, Machtwo Inadinnerjacket says that the Annapolis conference is a failure.  The Hamas government – which is seperate to the Hamas terrorist organisation in the same way that Sinn Féin is different to the IRA – is not recognised by the US and other western governments because of it links to terrorists.  A slightly hypocritical view when you bear in mind that the US let Sinn Féin and the IRA recruit supporters and fundraise in America.  But that’s history now.

The important thing is that Olmert has taken an important step by making sure that his country knows that they have to make the peace process work for their own good.  How long he stays in power going against US policy of keeping Palestine under Israeli control is a mystery.  Whether the US pressures him out of a job will be a good indication of whether they are taking an end to the occupation of Palestine seriously or not.

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A Welsh Liebour MP thinks that the union flag should be redesigned to include Wales.  Personally, I don’t care what they do it – it means nothing to me – but I did take the liberty of designing a new flag which gives every nation of the union a pro-rated share of the flag (5/80ths for Scotland, 3/80ths for Wales and 2/80ths for Northern Ireland) …

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MEP Trojan Horse?

UKIP stands candidates in European Parliamentary elections to act as trojan horses.  The Tories used to claim their MEPs were there to represent our interests in Europe and to slow down the transfer of sovereignty to Federal Europe.

So why would they appoint arch-eurofederalist MEP, Philip Bushill-Matthews, as the leader of the Conswervative MEP group?

As David Cameron told the Shropshire Star in August, “I don’t agree Britain would be better off by leaving the European Union.  Instead, we need to work within the EU to fight for change […]”.  Camoron is a eurofederalist and the Conswervatives are committed to keeping us in Federal Europe.

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From the BBC … 

Ministers have come up with a “vibrant” new message to greet tourists arriving at Scotland’s airports.

The new message is … “Welcome to Scotland”.


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What happens if Liebour goes under?

The One Eyed Wonder of Wankistan yesterday pledged to repay the £664,000 in illegal donations that his party knowingly took from David Abrahams.

The Labour Party has outstanding debts of £29,178,692 – nearly £29.2m.  Does Labour have sufficient liquidity to meet loan repayments?  No, it has had to restructure some of its loans.  Does it have sufficient assets – property, cash reserves, guarantors – to repay its debts?  No, it has very few assets.  The Liebour Party is insolvent.

Jon Mendelsohn, Liebour’s chief fundraiser, apparently knew that the donations were illegal and that Abraham’s dodgy donations weren’t a one-off.  Mendelsohn is in charge of finding cash for elections and is No Mandate Brown’s personal fundraiser.

The donations were illegal because the money came from Mr Abrahams but were donated through third party’s without disclosing their origin to the Electoral Commission.  But it doesn’t stop there.  One of the third party’s, Janet Dunn, says that she knows nothing about the donations made in her name and is actually a Conservative supporter.

But there’s more.  During the deputy leader’s “election” campaign, Abraham offered donations to Hillary Benn and Harriet Harman via a third party.  Hillary Benn refused the money until it was donated in Abraham’s name but Harman accepted the donaton.  Harriet Harman is married to Jack Dromey, the Treasurer of the Liebour Party.

This kind of scandal would bring most government’s down.  It is a testament to the patience (or should that be intolerable stupidity and disinterest) of the English that the Liebour Party still exists, let alone remains in power.  Lies, fraud and corruption are rife in the Labour Party and the British establishment as a whole.

What happens if a large creditor – the Unity Trust Bank for example – decides to call in its loans?  Liebour hasn’t exactly been union friendly this time round and they shouldn’t rely on union support forever – it’ll carry on for as long as they are useful to each other and no longer (Unity Trust Bank is a union bank).  If the Liebour Party no longer exists can a Liebour government continue to run the country?

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Common Purpose

Over the last few days I’ve had a few emails about Common Purpose but didn’t pay them much attention because I get bloody hundreds of emails.  But today I got an email from someone who wouldn’t bring it up unless there was something in it so I hopped onto Google to see what I could find.  Why do I do these things to myself?

Common Purpose is an organisation that trains “leaders”.  These “leaders” have to be nominated to take part in their training courses and applications are vetted.  The training course trains the “leaders” on how to “lead beyond their authority, beyond their direct circle of control“.

Their “vision” contains the following:

For a democracy to be strong, it needs an active civil society, in which citizens are both informed and connected. Common Purpose’s vision is that we can improve the way society works by increasing the number of informed and engaged individuals who are actively involved in the future of the areas in which they live and work.

The leaders of this civil society are likely to be leaders already within their own areas: companies, hospitals, communities. But they need to see themselves as leaders of society too – and use their talents accordingly.

So, what does “lead beyond their authority” mean?  Reading their website and translating it into plain English, the objective seems to be to train business leaders to take over local government – a process that’s already started.  Regional Development Agencies, City Regions, Regional Assemblies, Regional Observatories, they are all dominated by business.  Closer to home for me, the recently-evicted Liebour administration in Telford & Wrekin set up a limited company to take care of regeneration and investment in the borough.  There are 11 board members, only 2 of which are from the council and only one of them was elected.  The other 9 are “leaders” – company chief executives and directors, the regional development agency, the Learning & Skills Council, Wolverhampton University, Chamber of Commerce.  The pattern is repeated throughout the unelected quangocracy.

UK Indymedia has a list with some of Common Purpose’s clients.  They include police forces, the Scottish Executive, schools and universities, councils, churches, newspapers, prisons, government departments and some big household names.  The founder of Common Purpose, Julia Middleton, was John Prescott’s head of personnel selection when he was Deputy Prime Minister and creating the regional assemblies – the same regional assemblies that are obsessed with the business agenda.

Phil Davies, MP for Shipley, asked questions in Parliament on spending on Common Purpose: 

  • The DWP spent £240k on Common Purpose between 2002 and 2007
  • The Department for Communities and Local Government has given £40k to Common Purpose for “preventing extremism” since June 2007
  • The Department for Children, Schools and Families (under its old name of DfES) spent £51,700 on Common Purpose in 2004 and 2005 and Common Purpose has the use of an office inside the Department for Children, Schools and Families at Sheffield
  • DEFRA apparently spent £658 on Common Purpose since June 2001 but the courses cost thousands and there’s a cop-out in the answer saying that it’s from centrally-held records only (DEFRA operates regionally)
  • DCLG has spent £307k on Common Purpose since 2002
  • The Department for Health spent £35,242 between 2003 and 2008 on Common Purpose
  • The Home Office spent £33,688 on Common Purpose training and gave £36,500 in grants to Common Purpose between 2002 and 2007
  • The Duchy of Lancaster spent £5,688 on Common Purpose in 2002-04
  • The Department for Transport spend £19,676 from 2005 to present and is still spending
  • The Treasury has spent £20,625 on Common Purpose since 2002
  • The Department for Culture, Media and Sport spent £8,460 in 2002 on Common Purpose for 2 employees
  • The Foreign Office paid £3,750 in 2003-04 for one senior official to attend a Common Purpose course
  • The Department for International Development spent £181,333 helping Common Purpose establish itself in South Africa.
  • The Department for Constitutional Affairs doesn’t hold information on how much they have spent on Common Pupose as they made the decision to spend on Common Purpose at a regional level
  • The Northern Ireland Office spent £4,395 on Common Purpose in 2006/07
  • The Ministry of Defence spent £308,525 on Common Purpose between 2002 and 2007

The phrase “common purpose” appears a disturbing amount of times in government speeches.  As does the word “connecting” in apparently meaningless context – this is part of Common Purpose’s newspeak.  The EU, of course, operates on a policy of “common purpose”.

PJC Journal has discovered that Common Purpose even has its own reserved network on the internet, something that is normally the reserve of national registrars and large registrars.

The NHS in the East Midlands is actively recruiting for Common Purpose, as is Oxford Said Business School.

Renew Northwest, the Regional Development Agency has already booked up a Common Purpose programme (at taxpayers expense of course) for 2008.

Common Purpose operates Chatham House rules at its meetings meaning there are no minutes, no records of attendees and nobody talks about what happens at them.  They are, effectively, a secret society along the lines of the Masons.  They certainly have a lot in common with the Masons apart from the charitable donations which, to the best of my knowledge, Common Purpose have no truck with.  And, of course, membership of the masons requires a disclosure on a register of interest if you are a Councillor or MP.

There is something very sinister about this organisation and something very wrong about a “common purpose” being instilled into the nation’s “leaders”.  I don’t want a civil society run by the business community.

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Tesco sell something English

imag0036_2.jpgSitting down after dinner last night Mrs Sane said “I bought some English butter from Tesco today.  You won’t like it though.”

Yep, you guessed it – it says English butter and has the union flag on it.

Tesco have already said that anything that has a union flag on it is English.  A Welsh company was told that it had to change the labelling of its Welsh Dragon Sausages because they didn’t have dragon in them but Tesco can label something as British when it’s English and get away with it.

I think a call to Trading Standards is in order.

How long before Liebour is brought down?

In most civillised countries a government that is caught breaking laws and abusing the public trust every couple of months would have collapsed and senior ministers and party officials would be enjoying some hospitality at Her Majesty’s pleasure.  So what’s it going to take to bring down this corrupt Liebour government?

The public were lied to about the invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq.  We were told that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction and that they were capable of launching an attack on the UK within 45 minutes.  We were lied to about the cash for honours case.  We were told that Liebour hadn’t offered peerages in return for donations to their party when they had.  We were lied to about the ban on fox hunting.  We were told that it was to save the poor little vermin when it was simply part of Liebour’s jealous class war and kowtowing to animal rights terrorists.  We are being lied to about the terrorist threat and the need to curtail our rights and liberties.  Anti-terror legislation has been used to stop and search over 100,000 people and none of them turned out to be terrorists and ID cards are being introduced at huge cost and against the will of the electorate that are so secure that famous people and members of the government won’t have their details on it for security reasons.  We are being lied to about the threat from global warming.  We are told that unless we all turn to subsistence farming and live in mud huts we will be burned alive on the parched earth and drown from rising sea levels but the reality is that climate change is a natural phenomenen and the scientific world is divided into three parts – those who don’t think it’s anything to worry about, those who do and (the biggest part) those who are being paid stupid amounts of money to say that it is.

There are so many lies and examples of corruption I don’t have the time or inclination to write them down.  But there is another one to add to the list today.

Peter Watt, the General Secretary of the Liebour Party, has resigned after admitting that he knew that a property developer made £600,000 of donations to the Liebour Party via three associates without the Electoral Commission being informed.  This is a serious offence – not only is it illegal but it is an abuse of the trust that the electorate is supposed to have in the government.

But you reap what you sow as the saying goes and Liebour are suffering for their corruption and dictatorial ways.  The latest opinion poll shows that Liebour has only 27% support witht he Tories on 40%.  The increasing charge sheet against the Liebour Party, the rapidly dwindling support for the Liebour government and the crippling debts they’ve run up trying cling desperately onto power could prove to be the death of the party.  No wonder they’re still trying to introduce state funding of parties.

Will Liebour see out the year?  Probably.  will they last until the next general election?  Probably.  Heads will undoubtedly roll but the party will stay in power for as long as it can get away with it and there’s little chance of forcing them out of power by taking to the streets because then you’ll be branded a terrorist and riot police will take you away.

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That’s the way to do it!

Two asian teenagers – one 15 and the other 16 years old – were killed this weekend near Paris when they rode their stolen mini-moto into a police car on a routine patrol.  They weren’t being chased and they weren’t wearing helmets.  The response by their peers?

  • Villiers-le-Bel police station has been set on fire
  • Arnouville police station has been pillaged
  • Two petrol stations have been torched
  • Arnouville-Villier-le-Bel railway station has been damaged
  • Shops have been damaged
  • Cars have been torched
  • Burning car roadblocks have been set up

This is what happens when two idiot teenagers kill themselves, can you imagine what would happen if they had to endure the various injustices and institutional discrimination that the English do at the hands of the British establishment?  The country would be razed to the ground!

Omar Sehhouli, the brother of one of the dead teenagers said it “was not violence but an expression of rage”.  Brilliant.  Next time No Mandate Brown sends me into a rage I’ll get myself down to the train station with a can of petrol and a box of matches.  In fact, I’ve just seen his face on the BBC website … vive la revolution!

Perhaps we have something to learn from the continental approach to democracy after all …

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BNP to speak at Oxford Union

BNP leader, Nick Griffin, is to be allowed to speak at an Oxford Union debate on free speech.  He will be joined by David Irving, a historian who was jailed in Austria for the thought-crime of saying that the Holocaust never happened.

It was looking a bit iffy for Griffin and Irving after protests against them being allowed to speak, some of them co-ordinated by Unite Against Facism, a group of gobshites who think that it’s perfectly acceptable to ban free speech and democracy to defend free speech and democracy.

Dr Julian Lewis, Tory MP for New Forest East and Shadow Defence Minister, has resigned his life membership of the Oxford Union in protest and Trevor Phillips, head of the Commission for Equalities and Human Rights (formerly the CRE), has also publically objected to the invitation.

I don’t like the BNP and I don’t like Griffin but freedom of speech isn’t a privilege, it’s a right.  To ban someone from speaking at a debate on free speech because you don’t agree with what they say is wrong.  The BNP is a legal political party and, no matter how offensive you find them, they have a right to exist and a right to preach their filth.

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Branson odds on to take Northern Rock

Richard Branson is odds on favourite to take over Northern Rock.

Shareholders will have to decide on Branson’s plan to take over the bank and rebrand it Virgin Money.  Under the deal, shareholders will be left with one third of the bank between them and the bank will keep its stock market listing.

The two biggest shareholders might not be keen on the takeover bid but the likely alternative is that the bank goes into administration meaning that they’ll most likely recieve nothing by the time the administrators have charged their horrendous fees and Crown debts – such as the Bank of England loan they were given – have been repaid.

The Virgin takeover will involve the Bank of England keeping their emergency credit line open for the first three months and Virgin refinancing £11bn of the £25bn Bank of England loan Northern Rock received so that the loan doesn’t fall foul of Federal Europe’s rules on state aid which are rigourously across the continent.  Apart from in France.  Or Germany.  Or Spain.  Or Italy ….

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Observant readers may have noticed a new graph under the title “Defattyfying” in the sidebar.

I went for a follow-up appointment with my consultant after my knee operation a few weeks ago.  The prognosis could have been worse.  True, it could have been worse as well but my glass is always half full!

Basically, doctors grade cartilage on a scale of 1 to 4.  Grade 1 is nice and smooth, 2 is a bit rough, 3 has bits missing and 4 is missing.  My right knee is a mixture of 2 and 3 and my left knee is a mixture of 3 and 4.  So … my options?  Option 1 – do nothing and they’ll get progressively worse until they give up the ghost in about 10 years time.  Option 2 is to lose 4 or 5 stone and have braces fitted to my knees.  Option 3 is an osteopathy – break my legs and put metalwork in there.  Option 2 it is then!

Anyway, getting to the point – I’ve set myself a target of losing 4 stone in the next 12 months and the graph will chart my progress.

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Australia votes Liebour

John Howard has conceded defeat to the Labor party in todays Australian general election.

The new Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, wants a “more compassionate” country and is another one of those make-believe greens that are infesting governments of the anglosphere.  Rudd has pledged to sign up to the Kyoto Treaty and to pull troops out of Iraq.  He is also an ardent republican and has pledged yet another referendum on removing the Queen as head of state.

Howard is in danger of losing his own seat and becoming the first serving Prime Minister in almost 80 years to lose his seat.  He has held the seat since 1974.

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A group of 15 soliders that were injured in Afghanistan and Iraq have been verbally abused by a group of women at a swimming pool they were using as part of their rehabilitation.

The soliders, some of which have amputated limbs or severe burns, visit a council leisure centre at Leatherhead in Surrey once a week for physiotherapy.  Earlier this month, some swimmers decided to verbally abuse the soldiers and one woman in her 30’s screamed and shouted at them that they shouldn’t be there because they don’t pay and that they would scare children because of their injuries.

What is the world coming to?

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Pakistan Suspended from Commonwealth again

Pakistan has been suspended from the Commonwealth again after General Musharraf failed to lift the emergency rule he put in place a few weeks ago when he thought he was not going to be allowed to be president.

Pakistan’s Supreme Court – now consisting only of loyal Supreme Court Judges that Musharraf has appointed himself – has ruled that he can still be president whilst being head of the armed forces.

Musharraf has faced open opposition both from political opponents and joe jamal public.  Imran Khan went on the run after Musharraf ordered his arrest for leading an opposition party.  He was eventually grassed up and put under house arrest.  Benazir Bhutto has been placed under house arrest several times, usually when protests have been organised so that she can’t attend and whip up opposition to Musharraf.

The One Eyed Wonder of Wankistan yesterday said that Musharraf had given him firm commitments on removing emergency rule and holding free and fair elections.  Meanwhile, the UK and Canada were leading the call for Pakistan to be expelled from the Commonwealth.  Pakistan was expelled from the Commonwealth in 1999 for 5 years when Musharraf first took control of Pakistan in a military coup.  Pakistan was allowed to return to the Commonwealth on the condition that Musharraf gave up control of the military.  Which he hasn’t.  But as long as he allows American planes and troops to be based in Pakistan to continue their war for oil against terror, Musharraf can be safe in the knowledge that the “will of the international community” won’t be to force economic sanctions or take military action.

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ITV -Sold

No, the company hasn’t been sold, I’m talking about ITV’s new drama, Sold.  It’s about estate agents which, you would think, would make it extremely dull.  But it isn’t, it’s actually very funny as everything that Kris Marshall (played Nick in My Family and does the BT adverts) appears in always is.

Also rather amusing are the real names of the other two main stars of the programme … Bryan Dick and Anthony Head.  Ahem.

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