"Migration can enrich us economically and culturally. But politicians are not brave enough to put the positive case"Has the man been on holiday for the past few weeks, unfamiliar with the BNP acronym are we Mr. Aaranovitch? Look at the comments dear reader I daresay you will find one which is positive of Mr. Aaranovitch's comment (I did not).
Saturday, 31 October 2009
Friday, 30 October 2009
Wednesday, 28 October 2009
By Martin Bell.They have given us into the hand of new unhappy lords,
Lords without anger or honour, who dare not carry their swords.
They fight by shuffling papers; they have bright dead alien eyes;
They look at our labour and laughter as a tired man looks at flies.
We hear men speaking for us of new laws strong and sweet,
Yet is there no man speaketh as we speak in the street?
Smile at us, pay us, pass us, but do not quite forget:
For we are the people of England; and we have not spoken yet.
Monday, 26 October 2009
Sunday, 25 October 2009
Friday, 23 October 2009
Thursday, 22 October 2009
In election times such as these the coming months will see a lot of predictions as to who will win the general election '10 and what kind of majority they will get and so on. This is only to be expected however I want to make a more long term prediction of my own, one which I think people will share (I hope) at least moderately. The year 2010 to 2015:
- The Tories will not win the General Election in 2015 under David Cameron for he will have comprehensively proved that he was nothing other than Tony Mark II and the Tories nothing but BluLabour. This is proved by recent events showing precisely what kind of government we can expect; no Lisbon referendum or why not all-women shortlists or take the privatisation of Royal Mail. They will not be any different and what is more no party in power is ever eurosceptic.
- Daniel Hannan will most likely leave the party as he will probably realise during the coming 5 years that the Tories under Cameron do not represent his views (the views he has come to demonstrate thus far). What he would join instead I cannot say.
- Ibid. Douglas Carswell and probably David Davies as well.
- The BNP will rise with an alarming rate as the main three continue to mute themselves on issues which actually matter to the people; EU, Defence, Immigration, Law and Order, Corrupting welfare, Expensive and Unreliable transport, Violent schools, Unaffordable houses, high taxes and overbearing government. Mr. Cameron will find that it is extremely convenient for him to keep the status quo on most of these issues once he enters Downing Street, of course making it difficult for him since he has promised reform on pretty much every area.
This list will be added to, naturally, five years is a long period and there are a lot of predictions to make but the above four seem plausible, at least to me. I suggest Dave gets another row model other than Mr. Obama, socialism a.k.a. New Labour has had its day in this country.
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
Thursday, 15 October 2009
1951 Britain signed the European Convention on Human Rights
1960 British citizens could for the first time bring their cases to the ECHR (European Court of Human Rights)
1998 The Convention is signed into British law
2000 the Human Rights Act is fully implemented
2010 the Human Rights Act is scrapped for being utterly useless in protecting normal people but being spectacularly good at ring fencing criminals.
Sunday, 11 October 2009
In the meantime I am just going to laugh and laugh and laugh because frankly the EU is utterly screwed in this country. I give it a minimum of 10 years left in the UK. Don't believe me read these and then what will happen if the Tories turn our to be just Blu Labour.
Milliband to be EU Foreign Minister if Blair is blocked
Tories are ready for war if Blair becomes president
Tories will not ban hunting (what on earth has this got to do with the EU you are thinking, those people who want to hunt are exceedingly rich and exceedingly anti-EU)
Boris warns EU to keep out of the City (Most people reckon including myself that Cameron is Blair Mark II thus the most likely contender for his post once Cameron is gone is Boris, he does not like the EU).
Wednesday, 7 October 2009
"We’ll find ourselves shoulder-to-shoulder in the “No” campaign when the time comes. But don’t give up on Klaus yet. As the German ambassador to London told his French counterpart in August 1914: “You have your information; we have ours”."What information do they have which we do not? Why were all Tory MPs called by Tory HQ and told not to comment upon the Lisbon Issue (according to Gerald Warner)?
As much as it pleases me to see that the Tories at least have a Plan B despite Cameron's "one policy at a time" nonsense, I cannot help but feel that this is a just a rehash of New Labour's government. Where seemingly all decisions were taken by a small clique and 'sofa-government' was the norm with no minutes taken whatsoever. Is this the kind of government we can expect from the Tories with or without the Lisbon Treaty? Regardless of the EU this will not go down well with the electorate. We want transparency, we want democracy and we bloody well want our dignity back.
I do hope Dave obliges or he will only be a 'one-hit-wonder' Prime Minister.
This chap David Lindsay sounds very reasonable bar his defence aspirations (he wants to remove all nuclear, radiological, chemical and biological weapons from British soil and waters). Most of his policies I agree with. Hope he gets elected.
"I have real conservative and patriotic policies. Restoring the supremacy of British over EU law. Returning to preventative policing based on foot patrols. Making each offence carry a minimum sentence of one third of its maximum sentence, or 15 years for life. Restoring grammar schools, restoring O-levels, restoring excellent secondary modern schools, and defending and restoring special needs education. Introducing a legal presumption of equal parenting, restoring the tax allowance for fathers, and allowing paternity leave to be taken at any time in the first 18 years of the child’s life. Helping farmers and small businesses through a windfall tax on the supermarkets. Defending village services, saving shooting and fishing, repealing the hunting ban, and making Gypsies and Travellers obey the same planning laws as the rest of us. Preserving the historic regimental system, rebuilding the Royal Navy, and saving the Royal Air Force."
Tuesday, 6 October 2009
Lord Phillips has hailed the new court as an opportunity to bring to the public the workings of the highest court in the land. However, journalists were told there was no room at the opening so the event was broadcast live by the Court's own team. The Court's own team wont have any bias at all of course. What is even more worrying is that the new Supreme Court had a whole theater built solely for the purpose of citizens and journalists. Who the fuck was sitting there?
FFS at least make an effort.
Good thing we are 'protecting' the boys "innit"?
This is a good link to a good article. You might think that I bang-on about the EU too much and that other things are now more important. What exactly might that be? Any suspecting Labour voters, you bunch of bastards have lost any credibility that you might once have had as far as managing the country is concerned. Anyremark you have on any policy will be instantly ignored for, lo and behold, you destroyed the country ergo any remark you make will with all certainty be of the same token.
This is also well written by the Devil's Kitchen.
"By shackling ourselves to this organization, we are making a mistake of truly staggering proportions. The red tape is stifling our businesses and our economic growth; the endless bickering and squabbling delays negotiations for years (and that is just on matters currently within the EU's area of competence). In real terms, and whichever way you cut it, the EU costs us an enormous amount of money.
It is time for Britain to stand on her own two feet, to wean itself off the EU comfort blanket, and leave the old, crippled relatives to fight over the remaining crumbs. Either they will realize that those scraps are not worth fighting over and join our way of thinking, or they will die.
Whatever happens, there seems to be no political or economical reason why Britain, having made this assessment, should attempt to change the EU edifice or delude ourselves that such change is even possible; Tony Blair's abject failure to make any progress whilst President, in 2005, should have taught us that. We should get out now, while the going is good, and leave the assorted EU countries to sort out their own problems."
Monday, 5 October 2009
Here is what he means "we will let matters rest there".
Is it not amazing that possibly geopolitical reverberation depends on one little word? Fascinating.
Having done a ridiculous amount of reading and researching today I have a whole swathe of ideas I would like to write about but am frankly too tired. So I shall indulge my very small cohort of readers with an excellent comment found on Daniel Hannan's blog, truly worth reading (the comment). Here it is reproduced in full:
What I will say is simple, easy for anyone to understand: we are sick and tired, utterly, of ambiguity, of broken promises, of pseudo-policies, of wishy-washy and of touchy-feely - all which always end up amounting to nothing. No Referendum, no Vote. Simple.
Sunday, 4 October 2009
There are arguments for not going into a full scale debate about the EU right now, amidst the run-up to a General election. There are far more pressing problems apparently. While I can be sympathetic towards this attitude I cannot accept it for it is deeply flawed. Anyone with a serious interest in democracy knows how the EU works and knows that it is absolutely not democratic, for the simple reason that it was not mean to be. There is no such thing as a "democratic deficit" that the make-believe eurosceptics (or the MSM which has not bothered to pick up a history book) love to throw around. In engineering there are five stages of design but the most important is the first one; function. What is the function of your project? For the EU, it is and was control. We do not make our laws anymore so we can quite safely say that they have acheived that aim.
Cameron claims that he can only have one policy at time. For fucks sake Mr. Cameron which serious, heavyweight and leading politician does not have a 'plan B'? That is complete and utter bollocks and you know it. We have to sort out the deficit yes, we have to sort out the unemployment yes, we have to sort out Afghanistan and so on. There are a lot of extremely important policy areas that deserve the greatest of attention, for solving them will help solving the Broken island that Britain has become. There are other priorities and there is another agenda but when the elephant is blocking the road to every single useful reform, perhaps one ought to stop and ask 'hang on, where is my blunderbuss' . The EU 'project' now touches upon every sphere of government and society and it is becoming painfully obvious that the electorate has little appetite for playing ball anymore. Politicians are not always allowed to set their own agenda. In this case democracy, honour and morality will demand a say, the people will demand a say on their Future in the EU.
If you do not let us decide we wont let you decide.
Seriously who owns this bloody "hand of history" it seems to be on everyone's shoulder these days. Presuming that anyone who is anything will do something to remit them a mention in a history books in years to come. People get of your high horses until you actually do something worthy of a mention. Trust me so far there are few things which even deserve to go into "history" pages of the BBC.
Declan Ganley, leader of the Libertas party which led the campaign for an Irish 'No' vote, told The Sunday Telegraph: "David Cameron must now feel the hand of history upon on his shoulder. He has now to decide whether he wants to be a great leader by committing to a referendum or just another prime minister with broken promises." (my emphasis)
Believe it or not Brian Cowen was also being felt up by the hand last year. "As Brian Cowen walked through a standing ovation in the packed ballroom, it was clear the weighty hand of history had just brushed against his shoulder for the first time." (my emphasis) Apparently the man won some kind of national referendum which gave him the geopolitical influence of a chocolate muffin.
However "the hand" has a favourite victim which he cajoles into nightly session in the bed chamber, where there is more than just 'feeling' going on - Cheerie Blair was on record when she said this about her husband Tony Blair. "I feel the hand of history on our shoulder in respect to this. I really do. I just think we need to acknowledge that and respond to it." (my emphasis) The man which in the future I reckon can be chiefly blamed for Britain leaving the EU, made this remark with regard to the peace process in Northern Ireland - you know the one which was such a "success"?
Thus it stands; this nasty little sodomite "the hand" is everywhere trying to score royalties in future works of history where it will remit some men and women a mention because it had the great honour of 'touching' them on the shoulder (in Blair's case most likely in a lot more places), thereby releasing the flow of 'history-making-endorphins'. Yupp, that is how you make it into the books.
Saturday, 3 October 2009
I really should not be saying this but I will: the Irish 'yes' is actually a lot more interesting because it has turned the entire British political establishment (fuck Ken Clark, who listens to him anyway) into a EU talking club. This is extremely good news because it means that no party can hide and Labour's and the LibDem's ultra pro-EU credentials will be reproduced again and again, loosing them even more votes at the GE (of course not letting it slip that they promised a referendum on the treaty as well but backtracked this promise). It also means that the Tories cannot hide away from the issue despite Cameron's very poor attempt at appeasement in the form of his "news letter". Even more it will give UKIP more air time which is always good since they can hopefully push the Tories to adopt a proper policy before the GE machine is switched on.
And to top it all off, the Irish are not going to like this - did you know they were a satellite state of Britain all along?
When people look back upon this episode of history what will they think I wonder? Well, I believe that this period can be pretty well summed up in these simple words
Ohh wipe that stern look of your face, it is just poking a bit of fun at zee Germans.
Friday, 2 October 2009
"This is getting very dirty.It seems like the bloodymindedness of the Irish (most of them at least, nothing but praise for the brave who stood their ground) has gone. Seems a bit pointless now with their civil war and all as does the English civil war. Indeed any European civil war seems utterly pointless when our masters go and sign away our right-to-choose without a fight. If there had been a fight there had at least been a raison d'être left lingering after the war was fought and lost. Now? There is just and empty void.
Many people in Ireland are right to suspect their Taoiseach of planning foul play in order to win this referendum. He has broken every rule in the book during the campaign, and the law has afforded little protection to the NO side with most of their posters getting dragged down, for example.
Now the COIR Campaign asked its activists to get a total of votes cast at each polling station at the end of the day, to see if the final totals checked out with the day's votes. But the Irish government who are responsible for 'storing' the ballot boxes overnight, are threatening anyone who enquires as to the number of votes cast from the presidinging officers, with immediate arrest.
It seems almost certain now that the Poll is going to rigged by ballot box tampering while the boxes are 'stored' overnight. This is a shocking development,but not a surprising one given the total disregard for legality displayed by the Irish government throughout the campaign.
Cóir has said that the State has undermined the confidence the electorate can have in the referendum process by threatening citizens with arrest if they proceeded with plans to monitor the vote on the Lisbon Treaty.
“Today we were told by Dublin City Sheriff, Brendan Walsh, that he had asked the Gardaí to take action against any of our volunteers who sought information as to the number of votes cast in a polling station at the end of the day,” said Manus Mac Meanmain of Cóir.
“To say we are shocked is an understatement,” he continued. “In conversation with Cóir, Mr Walsh confirmed that the information being requested by Cóir was compiled by the Presiding officer at each polling centre at the end of the day’s voting in any case.”
“But now he has threatened any citizen who politely requests that information from the Presiding Officer with arrest. This is simply outrageous, and will shatter the faith citizens should be able to have in this referendum process.”
It looks like there will need to be a third referendum now, as the results of this one will be suspect.
UPDATE - More shenanigans - A Fine Gael exit poll was reported by the Irish Times as giving a narrow victory to the YES side, 52% to 48%. But the same poll was reported on Irish TV, RTE channel, as 60% to 40%.
Earlier fears of illegal referendum behaviour expressed HERE"
What is there left to say then you might ask? Might the above just be a protection from the Irish government. To stop both eurocrats and eurosceptics from meddling with the vote. That is as about as likely as a halal pork sandwich. No expenses, legal and illegal, will be sparred in passing this treaty.
Here are my final pearls of wisdom before I wake up tomorrow and find the "yes, yes, yes!!!" screaming from the TV and a very smug Barrosso standing in the background 'thanking' the Irish for their continued support of the EU. All I have to say is, fuck (I could have said 'scheisse' or 'merde' thereby adding a dimension of tragicomedy to this whole drama but I stuck with the good old British 'fuck' because, well, I thought it appropriate that we display its grand standing as the magnus-opus of foulness one last time, before it falls under the aegis of political correctness) .
Odd stance they have one has to admit.
In a couple of weeks (29 of October the meeting is held by the Swedish presidency) we might well have that disgusting man Tony Blair as our de facto leader. Most will agree that this man and his Gordon Brown have been detrimental to the very existence of the country we called Great Britain. There wont be any Great Britain much longer only Britain and then only England and the only regions of the isles of Britain. This is not scaremongering this is just looking at the harsh reality of the EU project as it has advanced hence. This is what they intend to do, it says so in the treaties. We pay little attention of course because we are not supposed to worry our little heads about things like that.
The ball is now firmly in Cameron's court. People seem to have this view of Mr. Cameron as a cunning politician who wont reveal his true colours now (apparently that of a eurosceptic) because he could be bullied by the EU to re drape himself if the comes to office. People think that Mr. Cameron dare not publicly state that he is a eurosceptic in fear of alienating voters (which ones?). I can only say that I think you are all very wrong. Cameron is a eurocrat if there ever were one. Some say he has not committed fully to a referendum because he does not hold the prime ministersship yet, and as such he could be bullied by the EU to withdraw any referendum promises he as made.
I hope you noticed the constant interaction of the EU in national politics. This is against their own rules. But most know this and most do not care for the EU has double standards or 'poly' standards would be more appropriate, for every single issue. The 'rules' are but guidelines.
In the end when we vote eight months from now, Mr. Cameron should be wary of reneging further his promises on Lisbon (remember initially we were offered a referendum regardless of the circumstances), judging by the internet alone, at this stage, he stands to lose a lot of voters by leaving the bomb ticking.
But most of all Mr. Cameron do not ever take voters for granted.
Thursday, 1 October 2009
We must ask what precisely do our masters in Brussels think will happen once the Irish vote 'yes' today and when they have beaten every other remaining nation in the EU into submission. They have the passerelle clause of course (A Passerelle Clause also known as an Escalator Clause is a clause within treaties of the European Union that allows the European Council to decide unanimously to replace unanimous voting in the Council of Ministers with qualified majority voting (QMV) in specified areas) which the House of Lords once called the "gangplank clause" there is still some bloodymindedness left in old Westminster I will give her that. They will never have to ask of our opinion again but that does not imply that we are incapable of forming one, that we need a nanny parliament to "represent" our wishes in Brussels. No, if anything this will produce the first true majority of EU rebels.
History always produces its blocks and they come and go like anything else; nothing lasts for ever there are no perpetual states of being. There cannot be any perpetual political states for it violates the second law of thermodynamics which forbids it completely. Perpetuum mobile is naught it cannot happen. We had three different reiches and a Weimar republic in the middle. British, German, French Empire and even a Japanese one. These symbols of power never last because they violate not only laws of nature but laws of man. When the powers themselves eventually realise this they try all sorts of things to extend their state of being, like curtailing human rights, imposing curfews, violently distorting facts even more so than now - and so on. But you cannot stop vox populi.
What are the British thoughts on the EU then you might ask? Well it looks like a very moribund project at grassroots level, but naturally that is not where the power lies until at the very end. All the data from the following polls except the last one can be found here at Democracy Movement (my emphasis).
- Nov 06 - Power 100 Poll, Times:
- Harris Poll for the Financial Times, Jun 07:
- Populous for Global Vision 8-10 June 07:
14% were against.
- Ipsos Mori poll, 11/8/07:
- ICM Poll for Global Vision, Nov 9-11, 07
18% did not.
23% wanted to leave the EU;
47% wanted a looser arrangement with the EU, based on free trade;
24% wanted us to remain a full member
- You-Gov Poll for Open Europe, June 08
In a YouGov poll commissioned by Open Europe, 24% said "the UK should leave the EU altogether" while a further 38% said that "The UK should stay in the single market but pull out of the other political elements of the EU", making a total of 62% opposed to membership of the EU as it stands.
- Survey for Radio 4's The World at One. Jan 09:
- ICM Poll for the Taxpayers Alliance, 22 May 09
60% say that fines for disobedience to our Brussels masters should be ignored
75% want a referendum before any more powers are given to the EU
57% want to take back powers already given to the EU
- Com Res Poll for BBC Daily Politics, 19 Mar 09
84% said that voters should decide whether any further powers should be transferred to the EU
51% did not think there was any benefit in trade or jobs from EU membership
- Conservative Home poll of Conservative Parliamentary candidates, Aug 09
60% want a complete renegotiation of Britain's relationship with the EU
Only 6% want to be "at the heart of Europe"
- YouGov poll for the Telegraph, 14 September 2009
57% of those questioned believe that a future Conservative government should offer a referendum on the ratified treaty, with only 15 percent saying there should be no such vote.
These polls show a growing sector of the electorate who are exceedingly unhappy with the EU and want to withdraw altogether. At the same time, of course, voting turnout in European Elections have been falling steadily over the years.
Only 34.7% of eligible voters even bothered to turnout this year compared to 38.5% in 2004. Why is this then, well it simply does not matter who we elect for parliament they cannot propose laws anyway, they have no real power and cannot possibly express the wishes of the electorate without it. They can express the wishes of the British electorate even less because most of us do not want the UK in the EU at all. UKIP could get all the British MEPs but they still would not hold the power to withdraw the UK from the EU. That powers lies ultimately with Westminster, well at least until the Irish vote 'yes' then the EU has to be consulted if a nation wants to withdraw, a process which will take at least two years during which time of course the EU will do all in its power to reverse that decision, like they have done in Ireland and did in Denmark with the Maastricht Treaty. In the words of the timeless Václav Klaus who called whole system to be abolished. "It's pointless to have European elections," he said. "That's like holding semi-elections." Quite.
I was always told to end my 'essays' with a quote, something which would really ram in the message which I was trying to convey. And I will do this not because I was told to but because there are so many quotes that survive on this issue and it is beyond me why we always ignore ancient immortal wisdom, this has happened before and it will happen again yet we always turn a blind eye. 'Hate' is not mankind's foulest trait, 'ignorance' has that blessing.
"Those who seek absolute power, even though they seek it to do what they regard as good, are simply demanding the right to enforce their own version of heaven on earth. And let me remind you, they are the very ones who always create the most hellish tyrannies. Absolute power does corrupt, and those who seek it must be suspect and must be opposed." - Barry Goldwater
New Labour have signed another EU treaty which means that they can pursue fines imposed on foreign drivers in Britain, outside the UK. Turns out that is not how it going to work at all.
But it is good in sense of course for eurosceptics. The EU has now infuriated another interest group: the Hauliers.
In total they have pissed-of and created eurosceptics out of the:
God speed for the EU at this rate the real eurosceptics parties will be in power before anyone can say 'Monnet'.