Thursday, April 30, 2009

Brown prevented other parents of learning of Swine Flu victim!

The Times reports that our scumbag of a Prime Minister delayed other parents of children at the Torbay school learning of the outbreak for almost four hours in order for him to make the announcement at Prime Minister's Questions, read here.


Bad day for EU 'powerhouse'

This morning we heard that Germany's growth would be minus 6.0 per cent for this year instead of the previously expected shrinkage of only 2.25 per cent, read here. At the end of last November, only five months ago the expectation was for a decline of 1 per cent in Germany, read here. Now it has been announced that Chrysler motor company is to seek bankruptcy protection with the following effects for its one time German owner:

Daimler said earlier this week that it would now be giving up its remaining 19.9% stake in Chrysler.

Under the deal, Daimler said it will also write off Chrysler's outstanding loans, and make three annual payments of $200m into the Chrysler's pension plans.

Daimler said it marked the final separation of the two firms.

The German firm bought Chrysler in 1998 for $38bn. Tough times for a country within which which some thought it might be exempt from this Anglo- Saxon recession!


EU Youth should SHOUT about Unemployment

On Thursday 30 April 2009, at 3.30 p.m. CET young Europeans will gather in Berlin, Milan and Prague to ask loud and clear: « Can you hear me Europe? ». Thousands of other young people from Venice to Vilnius will join them from parks and squares, from their windows or from their mobile phones and webcams to create a "European soundwave" that symbolically demonstrates the importance of their voice in the upcoming European elections. Figures released today by this same European Union report Youth Unemployment (Under 25) as follows: Eurozone Area 16 ex-countries March 2008 14.5 % Eurozone Area 16 ex-countries March 2009 18.1 % European Union 27 ex-nation states March 2008 14.6 % European Union 27 ex-nation states March 2009 18.3% Shout for the EU, were I under 25 I would yell my head off at it!


William Hague has two faces on the EU!

'Nice is a "major step" to a European superstate' William Hague - June, 2001 William Hague said yesterday that the Conservatives would not ratify the treaty ( the Nice Treaty) as it stood if they gained power. He rejected Mr Blair's assurances that it "advanced British interests" and said it was a "major step" towards a European superstate. The Daily Telegraph 19th June 2001, linked here. William Hague demands a referendum on Lisbon to return us to the Nice Treaty - William Hague - April,2009. Mr Hague said that, if it were not ratified (the Lisbon Treaty - blog editor) by the time of a Tory victory, there would be a referendum “in the opening months” and a Bill preparing for the vote would be ready. The Times 29th April 2009, linked here. Clarification If the EU is now a superstate (which it is clearly becoming) then the only honest straightforward stance for William Hague is to push for a renogiation of our entire relationship! He cannot in conscience support the present Cameron led Conservative Party stance on the EU. A rejection of the Lisbon Treaty terms in a British referendum MIGHT result (Cameron would likely ignore the result) in a return to Britain being controlled under the terms of the Nice Treaty, with the extra penal financial contributions as subsequently conceded by the Traitor AND Liar Tony Blair in his pursuit of the EU Presidency). This post also appears on Teetering Tories. Update 1051: Letter to The Times making a similar point.


Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Brown disaster before his Government's Gurka Parliamentary Defeat over Ghurkas

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EU plans world domination!

Chilling words indeed in my headline but perhaps the worst are these "mankind should one day have a binding code of conduct" surely the dream of all despots down the ages!!!

Cameron and Hague's Lisbon Referendum ploy squashed by Clarke quotation

Yesterday much was made of the normal Conservative double speak about an EU referendum. At Brown's PMQ they were totally crushed, as usual, by Gordon Brown being able to come back with a quote from Ken Clarke now appointed Shadow Business front bencher! I will put the Hansard report of this exchange here as soon as it is published. I quote: Q6. [271549] Mr. David Gauke (South-West Hertfordshire) (Con): At the last general election, the Labour party promised that it would have a referendum on the European constitution and that it would not raise the higher rate of income tax. Given that the Prime Minister is now going to break both those promises, why should the British people ever believe a word he says again? The Prime Minister: On the first question of the European referendum, in the German summit to discuss the constitution-that-was, it was decided that the constitutional concept should be abandoned. That was the issue before us. If I may say so, the shadow Business Secretary, the right hon. and learned Member for Rushcliffe (Mr. Clarke), who is not here today, accepted our view that the referendum was not necessary as a result of the changes that have taken place, and he said—this man is a Front Bencher—that the people who put forward the idea of a referendum were crackpot and daft......


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Brown - Going, Going Go.......??

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Irish stand fast on June deadline for Lisbon safeguards.

The report was in yesterday's Irish Times, linked here.

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Germans pick French to build Britain's largest combined cycle power plant.

The report comes from a magazine based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, linked here, and states the following: Alstom SA has secured a 900 million-pound ($1.31 billion) contract to build the biggest combined-cycle power plant in the United Kingdom. The contract, awarded by U.K.-based RWE npower, a division of RWE Power AG (Essen, Germany), will see Alstom build the 2,000-megawatt (MW) gas-fired combined-cycle power station on the site of a former oil-powered power station at Pembroke Dock, Pembrokeshire, Wales. The plant is the latest in RWE npower's stated plans to create more efficient and environmentally friendly power plants. According to RWE npower, approximately 40 percent of the U.K. energy fleet was built before 1975 and will need replacement in the short to medium term. Like the earlier work at Staythorpe, British workers will no doubt be excluded although it will of course be the English, now held in a state of EU controlled peonage , who must pay for all this sophisticated construction produced in Germany and France, more quotes: RWE npower has already contracted Alstom to build its new 1,650-MW gas-fired combined-cycle power plant in Staythorpe, Nottingham, U.K. The new plant will include five Alstom GT26 turbines, each one to be installed in the KA26-1 single-shaft combined-cycle power plant power block. Each block will also house triple-pressure heat recovery steam generators (HRSG), a compact state-of-the-art reheat type STF30C steam turbine, a TOPGAS (hydrogen-cooled) generator and the "ALSPA" plant control system. Today, there are 85 of Alstom's GT24/GT26 units in commercial operation, with an accumulated operating time of more than 3 million hours. "This new project clearly demonstrates that Alstom's engineering expertise is crucial to the power industry in the U.K. and around the world," Alston Power president Philippe Joubert said. "This is the second contract signed by Alstom with RWE npower in less than two years, which underlines our customer's confidence in our engineering ability." The emphasis has been added by this blog editor. To think Britain led the world in such technology before 1972! All given away by the same maggot Members of Parliament who this week can only debate how best they can continue to enjoy their same tax free expenses in an ongoing manner that can somehow still be kept from the public, while unemployment mounts and our debts rocket higher with every passing second!

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

David Cameron and dead fish.

Yesterday I blogged about the EU having thrown up their hands in despair over their fisheries non-policy and their own amazing suggestion that matters now be handed back to the member states. This same idea was once Conservative Party policy before the arrival of poster boy, non-EU policies, Cameron. Silence still reigns on the issue from both Government and opposition parties. It is not enough,however, to solely rail against the original treachery, which saw little Norway renege on their negotiated entry to the Common Market at the same time as Britain joined, because their people were asked and they saw that their fisheries would be destroyed. The EU today holds that same country, Norway up as one example of how they themselves should have managed what they consider to be "their" seas. It was all easily foreseeable, after all the extinction of the EU fisheries and an ensuing dispute with Norway was the trigger I used in my novel, written in the mid-nineteen nineties, for the attempted consolidation of totalitarian control over Europe. The steady slaughter and extinction of EU fish has been a constant topic on this blog and elsewhere. The UKIP sent a fishing boat up the Thames to protest at the last European elections - all ignored! What has Cameron done on fish since he wrested control of the party in the farce that was supposedly a fair election. First he appointed a Shadow Fisheries Minister from an inland constituency who was removed after taking some interest in the topic, the following is from the blog EU Referendum, linked here, whose editor Dr Richard North has made himself an acknowledged expert on this ongoing disaster: As Owen Paterson (pictured in right of photo) proved with his consultation paper on fisheries (after witnessing the obscenity of discarding for himself), there is no bar whatsoever to maintaining sustainable fisheries and banning discards. The problem is the EU itself, which insists on quotas as the only fisheries management system that it is capable of operating from Brussels – despite the devastating environmental impact. So where is Owen Paterson today? Shadow for Northern Ireland! Moved along by none other than David Cameron! (Lesson - Do not dare criticise the EU in Dave's Tory Party) Where do the Tories stand today on restoring Britain's fisheries to national control - AS NOW REQUESTED BY THE EU? - nowhere, see this link to their ludicrous policy page on the EU from here. What of their ridiculous campaign for a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty launched today? It is meaningless, headed by a man, William Hague, too busy making money to have aided in the 2005 election campaign, his moral compass distorted by some 180 degrees of magnetic deviation, presumably caused from the base metals from which the filthy lucre he worships is coined! The man who as party leader promised to re-negotiate the Nice Treaty now campaigns for a referendum that with his party's other policies can only serve to put his country back under the control of the Nice Treaty provisions. This is a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty, subject to so many provisos which the Conservative Party itself conspires within the EU to obtain and thus ensure it will never take place. Firstly by bullying the Irish; secondly by conspiring to sideline the Czech President at the next June summit and thirdly by relying on the historical imperial ambitions of Germany to overcome the objections, otherwise certain to prevail, in the German Constitutional Court. Even more seriously than hoping to overcome these three main obstacles to what is really the EU Constitutional Treaty, by trying to avoid the dilemma of what they would do about Britain and the EU in the event the Labour Government were to fall before Lisbon Treaty ratification by all other countries, the Conservative Party effectively maintain this incompetent and spendthrift British Government in power as a means of keeping suppressed their own apparently insuperable policy contradictions over Europe. Britain is a non-player in the great events and movements swirling across the Continent because it has been stripped of power by its totally corrupted political class. Want more proof, then consider why the German Chancellor telephoned the British Prime Minister on the morning of the Budget last week, why Prince Charles, our heir apparent being in the Vatican yesterday now moves on to Germany and the implications of the actions of the present day Conservative Party (forgetting if you can the traitor Heath) over our now Dead and even Extinct Fish!

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Monday, April 27, 2009

President Klaus and the June EU Summit

This first rate blog on the EU remains a brilliant exception to the general downgrading of reporting from the Telegraph group. The linked report advises that President Vaclav Klaus, the Czech President, will after weeks of mixed reports, now probably chair the 18th June EU summit, BUT that the main item, Ireland's guarantees ahead of their second EU Lisbon Treaty referendum, will be deferred until July.


Dan Hannan's speech to Cheltenham Conference in full

The speech may now be watched in full from here.


Shame on Britain's Conservative Party

The Leader of the Conservative Party made a shameful speech to his party yesterday afternoon. On the afternoon of the morning in which the Sunday Times published an article reporting the EU Commission as stating that "Europe’s fishing industry is on the brink of suicide" and suggested returning much of its powers to the nation states, i.e., - mainly Britain (for the EU common resource of fish was once Britain's fish, sold out by a parliamentary lie made by Conservative Geoffrey Rippon with Conservative traitor PM Edward Heath sitting at his side for which no apology has ever been given to the British people by the Conservative Party) this vapid self-marketer made not one single reference to the sterling gobbling EU. On the Sunday of the week in which the Wednesday before the most dishonest budget ever contemplated was delivered to a Parliament which had presided over the biggest bust in British history, Cameron summoned up all the economic criticism of one whose favourite daily yoghurt had been newly taxed at a rate just over that of inflation. In the year in which the world economy is in tatters but Britain stands in a worse position than any other developed nation because of the obscene and deceitful policies of the man now Prime Minister, and which was billed as going to display some fire by Tory Party no-marks, all we got was the kind of pansificated petulance of a sixth form schoolgirl blaming others for the loss of her favourite hockey stick. Flanked as Cameron was by the thoroughly useless Shadow Cabinet, the elderly audience must have left Cheltenham in despair, with just one small glimmer of hope when Dan Hannan said in a minute what almost an hours worth of waffle from Cameron could never convey because Cameron simply has not got it AND does not get it AND it is now perfectly clear NEVER WILL GET IT - Britain's people and economy have been jointly destroyed by this Government and the Conservative Party's non-opposition. See Dan Hannan's one minute video from here.

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Swine flu spreads!

Were there any justice in the world, Swine Flu would hit Members of Parliament, Members of the European Parliament, EU Commissioners, Quango Members and all the other troughers first!


Sunday, April 26, 2009

Cameron on the Politics Show

The complete and utter moron who leads the Tories has just now stated on the BBC Politics Show that at the next election his manifesto will keep the commitment to raise the inheritance tax threshold to one million pounds but will have no commitment to undo Darling's higher tax band announced in last Wednesday's Budget. Mind numbing inchorence hiding incompetence! He has no comprehension of the state of the country's finances this interview must make absolutely clear, if not it will be when he addresses his party in under an hour


Brown's fresh hope of avoiding a Landslide Defeat

Image by Anglo Saxon Chronicles Blog.


EU - NOW a threat to an open internet

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Link URGENT - VOTING IN EU PARLIAMENT 5th of MAY 2009 Don't let the EU parliament lock up the Internet! There will be no way back! Act now! Internet access is not conditional Link Everyone who owns a website has an interest in defending the free use of Internet... so has everyone who uses Google or Skype... everyone who expresses their opinions freely, does research of any kind, whether for personal health problems or academic study ... everyone who shops online...who dates online...socialises online... listens to video... Millions of Europeans now depend on the Internet, directly or indirectly, for their livelihood. Taking it away, chopping it up, ‘restricting it', ‘limiting it' and placing conditions on our use of it, will have a direct impact on people's earnings. And in the current financial climate, that can't be good. The internet as we know it is at risk because of proposed new EU rules going through end of April. Under the proposed new rules, broadband providers will be legally able to limit the number of websites you can look at, and to tell you whether or not you are allowed to use particular services. It will be dressed up as ‘new consumer options' which people can choose from. People will be offered TV-like packages - with a limited number of options for you to access. It means that the Internet will be packaged up and your ability to access and to put up content could be severely restricted. It will create boxes of Internet accessibility, which don't fit with the way we use it today. This is because internet is now permitting exchanges between persons which cannot be controlled or "facilitated" by any middlemen (the state or a corporation) and this possibility improves the citizen's life but force the industry to lose power and control. that's why they are pushing governments to act those changes. The excuse is to control the flow of music, films and entertainment content against the alleged piracy by downloading for free, using P2P file-sharing. However, the real victims of this plan will be all Internet users and the democratic and independent access to information, culture goods. Think about how you use the Internet! What would it mean to you if free access to the Internet was taken away? These days, the Internet is about life and freedom. It's about shopping, booking theatre tickets ... holidays, learning, job-seeking, banking, and trade. It's also about the fun things - dating, chatting, invitations, music, entertainment, joking and even a Second Life. It is a tool to express ourselves, to collaborate, innovate, share, stimulate new business ideas, reach new markets - thrive without middlemen.. Just think - what's your web address? Unless people have that address in their "package" of regular websites - they won't be able to find you. That means they can't buy, or book, or register, or even view you online. Your business won't be able to find niche suppliers of goods - and compare prices. If you get any money at all from advertising on your site, it will diminish. Yes, Amazon and a select few will be OK, they will be the included in the package. But your advertising on Google or any other website, will be increasingly worthless. Skype could be blocked. (As it is in Germany in the use from iPhone, already). Small businesses could literally disappear, especially specialist, niche or artisan businesses. If we don't do something now - we could lose free and open use of the internet. Our freedom (of choice in information, market, culture, pleasure) will be curtailed. The EU proposals hold an enormous risk for our future. They are about to become Law - and will be virtually impossible to reverse. People (even the members of the European Parliament who are voting on it) don't really seem to understand the full implications and the legal changes are wrapped up in something called "Telecoms Package" which lulls people into thinking it is just about industry. However, in reality, hiding from public view, the amendments are about the way the Internet will operate in future! Text that expresses your rights to access and distribute content, services and applications, is being crossed out. And the text that is being brought in, says that broadband providers must inform you of any limitations, or restrictions to your broadband service. Alternative versions use the word ‘conditions' - and it is seriously being proposed that you will be told the conditions of use of Internet services. This is made to sound good - it is dressed up as ‘transparency' - except that of course it means that the broadband providerwill have the legal right restrict your access or impose conditions,otherwise why would they need tell you? If the Telecoms Package amendments are voted in, the changes will not be reversible. We all have a stake in the Internet! You need to act now to save it! What can you do about it? Tell the European Parliament to vote against conditional access to the Internet! Remind them that they need your vote in June and that internet still give us the tools to be watching and judging what they are doing! (link a la quadrature du net) You must know you are not alone: hundreds of organizations are working on that and thousands of people have already contact their parliamentarians about this issue. So, act now: 1 - Email, write to or phone your MEP - follow this link to get theirdetails - a suggested template letter is attached. You can also use the following software that send the letter directly to all the parliamentarians. Believe, they will really receive it and they will really feel the pressure. You are welcome to personalize the letter and include information that will make MEPs wake up, take note and take appropriate action. 2 - Forward this email to everyone you know so that they can take action. 3 - Syndicate this page so that you keep people informed: disinformation is what they count on, we must be aware. Text for people to cut and paste to MEP: The coalition version needs to have instructions for people from each country. coalition members need to get a translated version online in their own languages and link to the LQ site for their own MEPs.

EU failure on Fisheries just the start.

The Sunday Times report, linked here, on the belated admission that the EU policy on fishing has been a complete failure and absolute disaster, made by the EU Commissioner responsible, should mark the beginning of similar admissions by every other EU Commissioner in every other area in which the EU operates and therefore, if we were completely honest, exploits. If the leaders of the EU member states truly wished to start putting their peoples interests first, and never have the economics been more demanding of just that, then all EU activities would be halted with the end of the present Commission and Parliament and a period of respite from the never-ending onslaught of petty regulation and interference could help in bringing forward the moment when Europe's diverse economies could be put to rights. The opening paragraphs of the Sunday Times article are as follows:

Europe’s fishing industry is on the brink of suicide and several species are in danger of extinction after 25 years of policy failure,the European Commission said yesterday.

Officials admitted five key failings in the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy as they prepared to tear up the idea of a centrally dictated strategy. They launched the search for an alternative, saying that much of the responsibility for fishing must be returned to EU member states.

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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Purbeck Island, Dorset to accept Euro 1 to 1 with the pound

Read the report from Swanage linked here. AND SO IT BEGINS!

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Britain's Conservatives mention the Lisbon Treaty

The BBC carries a report, linked here, of a speech by their Deputy Leader, William Hague, (accepting the pretence for a moment that the 'vapid drip' at the head of the party actually leads) on the Lisbon Treaty and the EU. This is no doubt prompted by the fear that a poor showing in the June European Parliamentary elections will rob the party of many, many millions of pounds the main reason for their having sold out the nation. Read it from (here when available) and believe it if you must, but recall the history of this treacherous party on the Common Market, the EEC and most recently the EU and Cameron's "PROMISE" to "IMMEDIATELY" withdraw from the EPP-ED grouping in which they remain to this day!


Friday, April 24, 2009

Have a happy weekend!

 Paxman's brain to be used to study things that aren't as important as they think they are. H/T The Daily Mash

Petition Downing Street for Brown's Resignation

Simply worded as follows: We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to resign. You can sign up by clicking here. Only 977 signatories so far, H/T Guido

Ten year UK Gilt yield as a 'Panic Indicator'

The Guardian this morning suggested nobody panic until the 10 year Gilt yield rose from its present 3.5% to 5.0%, read here. This afternoon Market Watch reports it has risen to 3.54 so far today, so we have roughly one month and a half to prepare to panic! Or do we?


Government spending 1900 to 2011

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A timely warning from Frank Field MP

From the blog of one of the few remaining moral Members in the House of Commons when concluding his comment on the budget, linked here and his site has now been now added as one of the few permanent links to the side bar of this blog:

In these very early stages the Government is finding the gilts market sticky when it comes to issuing its endless new tranches of debt. What happens if the gilt market proves itself even more difficult in coming up with the funds for the gilt floatations? At some stage, maybe soon, gilts will be sold at lower prices, thereby pushing up long-term interest rates and damaging the recovery.

Even worse is the outlook if significant increases in the long term rate of interest still do not attract the necessary loans to balance this year’s books. That could lead to a run on sterling.

If the Government has to revise soon its borrowing requirement for this year it would be well advised to accompany that statement with the announcement of either an increase in taxes or real cuts in public expenditure.

Panic in the money markets will lead to a much more deadly confrontation than the one seen of depositors peacefully lining up outside Northern Rock to lift their savings. Investors in gilts will act much more ruthlessly.

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The NHS cannot continue

The Independent in an interesting series of articles this morning on the new era of austerity for Britain describes the squeeze to be put on the ridiculous NHS, link here. As repeatedly pointed out on this blog, if people cannot be made responsible for their own health they are likely to become irresponsible in other areas! The Guardian also tries to alert its readers to the reality behind the spin of Demented Darling's budget, read here.


Outlook for the Euro

An article in the Irish Daily Mail placed on the blog of Mary Ellen Synon in the Daily Mail makes very interesting reading and it is linked here and I quote below its closing paragraphs:

‘The blindness to these risks in Berlin, Frankfurt, Brussels and The Hague means that the viability of the euro itself will remain in question over the medium term. It has only survived so well for ten years because its first major test arose from excessive post-reunification German costs: the German élite has never hesitated to put the interests of European unification ahead of the welfare of the German people.’

‘Now that the long-term sufferers from the absurd imbalances of the EMU system are to be Italians, Greeks, and Spaniards, with unemployment rising to levels reminiscent of the 1980s and early 1990s, when inflation was being expunged, it seems unlikely either that Italy, in particular, will continue to wish to be in EMU, or that Germany will want to pay the ever-mounting cost of keeping Club Med in it.’

‘Whether the Euro system will survive is an open question. What is clearer is that the performance of its member economies is poor in any case, and made significantly worse by membership of EMU.’

Deteriorating industrial relations in France are covered in The Times which is also an item worth reading this morning, linked here.


Thursday, April 23, 2009

Change at the top - Number 1 the Bank of England

Yesterday's item in the Daily Mail seems to point to a good candidate to replace Mervyn King as Governor, read here. Finding candidates for other state institutions will be more problematical!


Britain's Debts of Trillions requires ACTION Now!

By the time one strips out the ridiculous optimism of Demented Darling's economic growth projections, add in the IMF identified missing 140 billion pound bank bail out costs and recall that the City of London bears a large part of responsibility for the Global Recession making decent tax revenues from that source unlikely over the coming years any idiot should be able to see that action on public spending is needed TODAY. The Times has a good budget summary linked here. Instead of rushing to meet Brown to discuss Daily Allowances for our maggot Members of Parliament (oh what a typical move was that) the Leaders of the two opposition parties should have been demanding early action on the rising debt IMMEDIATELY. First should come a ceiling on all salaries paid by the taxpayers from 1st May for 2 years at the national average income for the last financial year. This would of course apply across the board, Judges, Civil Servants, Ministers, MP, Doctors the whole kit and caboodle of those who feed off the corpse of a bankrupt state. Second, as finally voiced in the Chamber of the House of Commons yesterday by John Redwood MP, the Europe Minister should be immediately sent to inform the EU Commission that the raised contributions agreed by Blair, a principal perpetrator of this disaster, can no longer be afforded by the country BUT with the added advice that Great Britain cannot afford to participate in the farce of the June EU elections to the EU Parliament, nor send any MEP to Strasbourg for the next five years at an annual cost of well over one million pounds per head for absolutely zero return. Third, read my posts from the start of this year, linked here and here.

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Happy St George's Day

English Democrats European Elections Poster in Victoria Road, Dartford.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Dumb question from the BBC Pest

I quote from the BBC Business Splutterer:

Gilt sales this year are forecast to be £220bn - way above all market forecasts.

There will be a big gulp from investors.

Why is the Treasury's borrowing need so much greater than was expected?

Answer: BECAUSE AS THE IMF SHOWS AND TODAY'S BUDGET PROVES TREASURY FIGURES CANNOT BE BELIEVED - NOBODY KNOWS WHAT THE BANK BAIL OUT WILL COST!!!!(But 60 billion wont come close). Peston should have stayed tuned to the BBC Parliament Channel to hear the whole of John Redwood's first rate speech, linked here, titled "The Damian Mcbride Memorial Budget"


Robert Kilroy-Silk most active MEP

The following is from the Open Europe Press Review for today: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung reports on an investigation by Flavien Delvort, a former assistant to the Italian MEP Marco Cappato, into activity and attendance rates of MEPs, using criteria such as attendance of plenary meetings, number of parliamentary questions, amendments, reports etc. Robert Kilroy-Silk achieved the highest rate of activity over the five year period

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Freddie Mac Chief found dead

The BBC has the report with no confirmation of reports that the 41 year old Mr Kellerman had committed suicide. After the budget and the IMF confirmation of a worldwide recession on top of its dire predictions of yesterday, it appears that the Government has abandoned all pretence of coping with reality.... e.g. the Identity Card Scheme incredibly continues. The IMF within an hour of the budget contradicted the Chancellors growth figures predicting a contraction of 4.1% this year continuing into 2010 with a further contraction of 0.4%.... God only knows what they must make of his prediction of racing growth , way above trend of 3.5% for 2011. It appears the Crash is about to enter its next phase.


Demented Darling's Budget

Can any sane person be expected to believe Darling's assumptions for the British economy, they make the entire Budget unbelievable and are as follows: Economic Growth 2009 Minus 3.5% 2010 Plus 1.4% 2011 Plus 3.5% What unbelievable claptrap from this grossly incompetent threesome: Debt 175 Billion in 2009/2010 173 Billion in 2010/2011 (Even with his projection of 1.4% Economic Growth) Debt he says will peak in later years at 79% of GDP.... Some hope! These filth have temporarily rendered us all powerless but with this burden on future generations those who follow us will one day get even! Withdraw the pensions of these MP Maggots!

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President Klaus might still chair June EU Council

This blog reported from the federalist and EU insider source Euractiv, here, that the deal to allow a faceless bureaucrat to take over as Prime Minister in the Czech Republic included the understanding that President Klaus would Chair the EU's June summit that will thrash out the terms for the Irish Second Referendum Re-considerations! I quote from Euractiv and my earlier post of 10th April: The deal also appears to allow eurosceptic President Václav Klaus to chair the June EU summit, where Ireland is expected to report on plans to hold a second referendum on the Lisbon Treaty. Subsequently this appeared to be denied as the federalists got cold feet, reported here, now on his FT blog, Tony Barber in Brussels (no, not the disastrous former Tory Chancellor of the Exchequer and later Chairman of Standard & Chartered Bank if I recall, oh the boom and busts of years gone by, I remember he too kept spending like an idiot as the economy crashed under traitor Heath!) writes that President Klaus might indeed Chair the June meeting and anticipates fireworks, read here. Mr Barber's blog seems to carry a hint that he might be prepared to depart from his newspaper's normal policy that everything to do with the EU is automatically sacred as if blessed by one on high.... well done Sir! Imagine if the editorial policy makers of the FT engaged their brains and saw the obvious that the EU ne marche pas!, AND that President Klaus is the sole sane leader amongst the 27!


Brown's Bullies force IMF to hide real cost of Bank Bailout!

The IMF, in the report I highlighted yesterday, put Britain's banking disaster costs at 200 billion dollars (140 billion ponds) but the filth who govern the UK are still trying to pretend it will only be 6o billion pounds or possibly might still turn a profit. Read here. Surprisingly the BBC Today programme is making much of this (are they finally getting the wind up?) reporting on this fact as well as government alarm that they might not be able to finance all their borrowing of which this blog has repeatedly forewarned (eg here). Listen here to what was reported at 0721 this morning. The Independent carries the original IMF figures which you may read here. A quote: The IMF said the cost to the UK of financial stabilisation could be as much as 13.4 per cent of GDP, the highest of any advanced nation except Ireland, although analysts pointed out that this was the "worst-case scenario". That would be the equivalent of £200bn, or £3,000 for every man, woman and child in the country. Brown might be able to bully the IMF into withdrawal and deceit but he can never escape the true disaster he has created, for there is now no way out for the country, cue returning chickens!

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Happy St George's Day for tomorrow!

I fear that England is about to receive another severe thrashing from their ruling Scots who have totally trashed England's economy as they will try to hide in this afternoon's budget! Circulate this video for the campaign to make the day a future holiday!


Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Reuters reports Labour have condemned Britain's children to MISERY

Based on a report from York University this confirms similar results found by the the UN two years ago when Britain came bottom. This time from 29 countries only Romania, Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania and Malta, which came bottom, fared worse than Britain. A disgraceful result but one that can only be expected when our Members of Parliament apparently care only for their own expenses and the next best ploy to disguise them AND according to the latest study by Germany 85% of legislation now comes from the EU to whom we have already sold off everything so that anti-democratic regime now has absolutely no incentive to frame inclusive policies for the UK. Reuters link.

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Mindboggling wealth losses quantified by the IMF

$4.1 trillion that is the sum reported by the IMF as lossed to the world. Looks small like that but put in the noughts: $4,100,000,000,000, - that assumes we are talking US Trillions equivalent to the old English Billion. The Guardian has the report, linked here, complete with further dire warnings which no doubt you will not be hearing from Alistair Darling, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, tomorrow afternoon when probably predictions of a recovery around year end will then fill the air. Some quotes from the IMF: "Shrinking economic activity has put further pressure on banks' balance sheets as asset values continue to downgrade, threatening their capital adequacy and further discouraging fresh lending," the report said. "Thus, credit growth is slowing, and even turning negative, adding even more downward pressure on economic activity".... In its breakdown of the losses on toxic assets, the IMF said two-thirds of the writedowns affected banks. But the FSR warned that pension funds and insurance companies had also been hit hard by the crisis. Pension funds had seen the value of their assets tumble and life insurance companies had suffered losses on equity and corporate bond holdings, in some cases depleting their regulatory capital surpluses.

"While perhaps most of these institutions managed their risks prudently, some took on more risk without fully appreciating that potential stressful episodes may lie ahead."

Anger will soon abound, but as I make clear in the collage in the posting beneath this, we must remain calm and not be provoked into a reaction clearly dearly wished by this appalling government allowing them to invoke the Civil Contingencies Act and completely annihalate our democracy!


Don't allow Labour to cancel the election

Image collage is with many thanks from the Anglo Saxon Chronicles Blog, linked here.


Questions over closure of Irish National Forum on Europe

There are enough questions over the stifling of democratic legitimacy in the Lisbon Treaty without the closure of a forum devoted to debate ahead of the entirely illegitimate second referendum in Ireland one would have thought. Yet that very action is the subject of a discussion in the Irish Independent today, linked here, under the headline:-

Risky ploy ahead of our biggest foreign policy decision in years

from which I have selected this quote: The failure of the Yes campaign to lead the debate has led some politicians to note privately the forum was “hijacked” by No campaigners.

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Monday, April 20, 2009

What new lies will Wednesday bring from New Labour?


Britain's Debt Nightmare finally in the Press

Wake up time at last! How long can the demeaning spin and lies of New Labour hide the whole horror from the wider public. Readers of the Daily Express are now getting the facts, as this link shows, their report begins:

EVERY household in the ­country will soon owe the equivalent of £50,000 in national debt, a damning report into Labour’s mishandling of Britain’s ­finances revealed last night.

As families brace themselves for eye‑watering tax rises in this week’s ­budget, figures from accountants Grant ­Thornton show that the UK Government will have built up debt of £1.32 trillion – £1,320,000,000 – by 2014.

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Labour Peer predicts Brown on the skids

Writing in the Evening Standard, link, Lord Desai said:

"Gordon Brown's moral mask has been ripped off.

"His reputation for sound economics was destroyed even before the recession; McBride has destroyed his claim to sound politics."


Covering what over-promotion has over-exposed

The disgracefully biased Political Editor of the BBC, Nick Robinson, makes an extraordinary attempt to distance himself from Damian McBride and Ed Balls on the radio this morning. It may be heard from this link and if you have the time or can be bothered, listen to the section about half way through "its tricky isn't it?" states Nick ...... yes indeed it must be! The link to the broadcast is here.


Lisbon Treaty - Not the last word!

An FT Blog from Brussels confirms what this blog has always known and constantly warned, namely that the Lisbon Treaty is but a step along the way to a federal conglomerstate. It is linked here and concludes as follows: Well, there you have it. Lisbon isn’t the last word. Europe must move on with its “federalisation process”. You can’t say you haven’t been warned.


Fatuous false optimism peddled before the Budget

The Times has a report from the CBI and Ernst & Young ITEM Club where the headline gives the opposite impression from the facts reported. The final paragraphs quoting Vince Cable seem the most thought through.


Police Chief defends the indefensible

Cartoon of the day from The Independent, linked here. Incredible after viewing the terrifying video posted on this blog first thing this morning and that of yesterday from the Sunday Times, but in the Telegraph we have Sir Ken Jones, the president of the Association of Chief Police Officers, robustly defending the policing of the G20 protests, insisting it was "proportionate". Link here.


Police and the Taser

The Times article accompanying this video which appears to show a Taser being pointed at prone protestors is linked here. The Times is doing a first rate job of reporting on the now clearly multiple abuses of power surrounding the G20 summit. Less so regarding the 114 people arrested for merely contemplating a protest in Nottinghamshire and reported to involve four separate police forces.


Brown's smoke and mirrors economics!

The Daily Mail has a report this morning that one member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee foresaw the recession coming last August. As I commented to that report this does not seem much of an achievement, as readers of this blog should be well aware, I wrote: Considering that the credit crunch had been underway for a year in August 2008 this says little for Mr Blanchflower while confirming The Governor and rest of the MPC and Treasury are gross incompetents. In August 2007 I blogged on 'Ironies Too' the following: " 'Britain's economic abyss' After months of disputation with the UK Inland Revenue over money of mine they refused to return, some of which they sit upon to this day, I realised that the UK Treasury were in extremely dire straits after the past ten plus years of Brown's smoke and mirrors." It is all in the Blog's Archives, warning after warning and on 'Ironies' since February 2003." Gruesome reminder for me, as naturally enough it brought home the fact that I never recovered the balance, which at any rate by now has become virtually worthless, ah well at least I got the the money actually sent safely out of sterling before the main collapse began! Unlike my decimated pension fund! That same posting, linked here, although I did not quote this section to the Daily Mail, concluded as follows: Until some major casualties are allowed to reap the consequences of their profligacy the final crunch will just be that much worse. The same problem continues to this day and no doubt will do so even after this week's budget.

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Anger against the FSA

In my last post I focused upon anger against Airbus, here is some against the FSA linked here to The Crown Blogspot.


EU military plane gets EU Referendum blog somewhat worked up

The post from last Friday is here. Strong stuff! This blog has been worrying at the A400M military aircraft project for many years as my post last Wednesday, linked here, explained! It is good to see that Dr Richard North is now adding some anger to his usual insight and technical expertise on this subject!!


Portillo on Jacqui Smith

The concluding paragraphs to a brilliant column by Michael Portillo in today's The Sunday Times, linked here:

The home secretary still thinks nothing untoward occurred. Almost every day some new revelation makes her look incompetent or unprincipled or both. It is beyond human understanding how she can bear to go on. If she were a pet, she would be taken to the vet for a painless end. If she were a boxer, the fight would be stopped before she took more punishment. If she were lying between the trenches, some kind soul would deliver the coup de grâce.

In PC Wren’s novel Beau Geste the French legionnaires under siege in their fort prop up the corpses of their fallen colleagues on the battlements to try to impress the enemy with their numbers. The home secretary is still propped up in office, but her political life has ended.

You may feel sorry for her. That would be a compassionate response but an inappropriate one. The attempt to use the criminal law to punish those who embarrass ministers has been thwarted. Were it not so, this would no longer be a free country. Her humiliation is essential to keeping us safe. Mr Portillo might well have added that her resignation too, is now essential - I wonder why he did not.


Labour Party Chief at Smear Site Meeting

The News of the World has the latest news on what now appears to be the complete corruption of Britain's Labour Party, linked here.


Climate change protest

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The Sunday Times article accompanying this video is linked here.


Saturday, April 18, 2009

Jacqui Smith should recall Lady Macbeth!

Although "kettling" by riot police goes back to 2001 and therefore culpability for allowing the technique must go back to Jack Straw, thereafter to David Blunkett, Charles Clarke and John Reid and would necessarily have to include the two Mayors of London Ken Livingstone and Boris Johnstone the actual blood spilled (in the abdominal cavity of the killed Mr Ian Tomlinson) must mainly be put at the door of the present incumbent Jacqui Smith. The latter, who clearly lacks both conscience and common sense (personally I would not leave her in charge of a small group of five-year olds) maybe presently feels like Lady Macbeth in Act Two Scene II of Shakespeare's play when she boldly asserts: "A little water clears us of this deed" Only to lose her mind and by Act Five Scene I we see her dementedly wandering and bemoaning: "Here's the smell of the blood still. All the perfumes of Arabia will not sweeten this little hand. Oh, oh, oh!" With Smith gone demands can be made to discover the guidance provided to earlier Home Office ministers on the potential consequences of "kettling" and whether Smith's predecessors and the Mayors of London mentioned above carry any share of the culpability. Charges against the Police Officers involved in a clearly authorised and condoned operation of "kettling", whose risks appear to have been well known not least from the fact that the police appear to have had a house-trained Coroner on hand to rush out with a now clearly erroneous post-mortem result, do not even begin to get to the nub of this matter. The fact that this is a National problem and therefore most likely a Home Office concern is borne out by the events from Nottingham last week as explained in my earlier posting of today. One other consideration is if Gordon Brown, the Prime Minister is such a control freak and knowingly aware of Jacqui Smith's complete incompetence that he might have made himself ultimately responsible for the policing tactics used during the G20 meetings?

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Finally a Labour Party Resignation - but only an ex-MP!!

The members of this disgusting government have uttered not one word of protest at what is afoot in their country and now being spread across the world by Reuters, read here. One ex-MP has resigned in disgust, Alice Mahon has departed the scumbag led disgrace to democracy that the Labour Party has become stating in her resignation letter: "This has been a difficult decision to take as I feel I was almost born into the Labour Party. However, I can no longer be a member of a party that at the leadership level has betrayed many of the values and principles that inspired me as a teenager to join." According to a report in the Daily Telegraph she also told Sky News: "I've reached the end of the road with the Labour Party. I've lost faith in the Government and the direction they are taking us in. I did hope, as did many party members, that we would get a change of direction if we got a new leadership. Unfortunately I could not have been more wrong." Incredibly not one single member of Brown's administration, even in junior positions has uttered a word of protest that I can find.


Opposition must end charade of parliament without power

Unhappily this is a headline in an Irish newspaper this morning, the Irish Independent, linked here, for the same surely goes double for Britain's emasculated Westminster Parliament now lying at the heart of a police state as an EU province or district. Of course the Mainstream Media will not admit such a fact, they are too cowed, but they drop hints, the bravest are Rachel Sylvester and Alice Thomson in The Times, linked here, where this quote appears "In an interview with The Times, Mr Green warned that his arrest and the raids on his Commons office and homes smacked of a “police state”. The Tory immigration spokesman said that Ms Chakrabarti’s name had been one of the keywords used to go through e-mails and computer documents going back several years." So the evident fact of a "police state' is at least mentioned by two journalists.... Well Done. The Leading Article in The Independent also sets it out in strong terms but hesitates to draw the obvious conclusion, read it from here, and note this telling statement on the certain cause: The common imprint on each of these stories is that of the unaccountable and rampant executive arm of the British state. And concludes with these words:

We need a completely new approach. Any powers granted to public authorities to protect public safety must come with strict conditions of accountability. The police, in particular, need to be brought under much tighter control.

Whichever party forms the next government needs to take back those powers that should never have been conferred. But more than this, it must expunge the mentality that says security always trumps freedom. It is time our arrogant executive was put back in its rightful place.

This implies that delay beyond the next election is acceptable, yet the criticism of the executive casts doubt whether such an election might not be deferred indefinitely due to the worsening economic situation, given that in the Leading Article's own words the executive is 'unaccountable' and 'rampant' and has allowed the police to become 'out of control'! The Guardian has its own sorry tale that highlights all this from a protester who planned to picket a Nottingham Power Station last week, this harrowing account, made anonymously for fear from police threats, involves 114 people and may be read here. A quote:

Then at bedtime a woman appeared saying the police had surrounded the building and should she let them in. "But before anyone could answer, there was a commotion and the door came crashing down and a couple of hundred police swarmed in."

The protesters were told to face the wall and were handcuffed, he said.

"They had their hands cuffed behind their backs and were left standing there for an hour and a half while the police searched the building. There were lots of people there who had never had so much as a parking ticket and some of them were really quite shaken."

Protesters were taken one by one into a room where they were formally arrested and filmed, and then led out into the car park.

"The street had been closed off and there were 20 police vans there and that is when it became clear this was an operation that had been planned for a long time.


Friday, April 17, 2009

Jacqui Smith de-humanises the British Police

An interesting speculation on those ultimately responsible for the present state of Britain, namely the Labour Government, came to mind this evening. "If the Home Secretary, with the main responsibility for law enforcement within the UK, was the female being slapped and beaten in this video, what might you then be feeling?" Also watch the man trying to get out from the police cordon. Who authorised such action, even if it is this same foul and completely corrupted Jacqui Smith - I would argue that in any still slightly civilised society - she still would not deserve this treatment! Others might disagree!


Second Tomlinson Post-Mortem raises many gruesome questions

The first concern on this latest news is the rushed and woefully inaccurate initial post-mortem and how the first coroner was selected and instructed? One press report is here. As the whole method of policing and their training is now called into question, the fact that initial reports are to the effect that the policeman suspected of having delivered the shove to Mr Tomlinson has been questioned under caution on potential manslaughter charges brings small comfort. Once again it is the present and former Home Secretaries who must now take ultimate responsibility. 'Kettling' as first seen in Oxford Circus several years ago would always inevitably lead to just such a situation. The pictures of several police standing nonchalantly nearby as the man died best raises many other unanswered questions for me.


Gordon Brown's non-apology.

The words I heard were that he was sorry "that it had happened", well of course he is for it shows him up for the creature that he is!! Try this video it has the consolation of some Brenda Lee:


Damian Green on Police 'Life' Threat on Video

British Building Society Downgrade - IMF Slump warning

The Times reports on the downgrade of the credit rating of several British Building Societies and under regulation in that area provided by a whistle blower to Dr Vince Cable, linked here. Ambrose Evans-Pritchard in the Daily Telegraph reports on the IMF warnings linked here, from which I quote: This recession is likely to be "unusually long and severe, and the recovery sluggish," said the Fund, releasing two advance chapters from its World Economic Outlook. However, it warned there is a risk that it could spiral down into a full-blown slump unless further action is taken to stop "feedback effects" gathering force. In considering the British situation note particularly when considering next week's Budget the following warning:

Mr Strauss-Kahn called for a urgent action to "cleanse banks" of toxic assets and for further fiscal stimulus beyond the 2pc of global GDP already agreed. The snag is that high-debt countries may have hit the limits already.

"The impact becomes negative for debt levels that exceed 60pc of GDP," said the Fund.

The new freedom for whistle blowers to now expose the disgraceful chicanery of the Government in almost every area of their operations granted by the demolition of the police case in the Damian Green affair ( it was last night revealed that the police threatened him with potential life imprisonment) will soon make clear that not only has Brown totally trashed the British currency but that the consequences of the Quantitative Easing being carried to its present extremes will result in Government underwriting of Building Society deposits after further collapses becoming potentially meaningless from a bankrupt Treasury - consider the recent lack of warning in the Dunfermline Building Society collapse! Public spending must be drastically slashed in EVERY area of the Government's expenditure and the danger level of 60 per cent of GDP debt levels be firmly held in mind, a level almost certainly already exceeded in Britain due to Brown and Darling's smoke and mirror PFI and other fiddles over many years!


Daniel Cohn-Bendit MEP - an archetypical man of the EU

The Irish Times this morning, linked here, devotes an article to the dual nationality, former revolutionary "Dany le Rouge", who very recently was considered by many to have been overly offensive, read here, to the Czech President, Vaclav Klaus in Prague, a quote from the paper's article:

Cohn-Bendit accuses Barroso of scheming to get himself reappointed in July, because he knows he will face stronger opposition if the appointment is left until the new commission is formed in the autumn. Britain, Spain and Portugal support his reappointment.

The longer it is delayed, the better the chances of a strong candidate emerging, says Cohn-Bendit. “The green candidate is me.” He holds dual German and French nationality, and has served as a German or French MEP for the past 15 years.

I will not repeat here the detail provided by Mary Ellen Synon in her blog of 1st April this year on the Daily Mail web page linked here, titled "Dany le zip" which describes this man's apparently proud admission of sexually molesting children back in 1975 revealed in a recent debate with Declan Ganley, but I do wonder why a newspaper as respected as The Irish Times would provide this publicity to such man so soon after such publicity? Looking at my previously linked report on the events in Prague Castle last December, one must also wonder why Hans-Gert Pöttering, European Parliament President and other EU notables would choose to be associated with such a man and associate themselves with either his past or his personalised attacks? 400 million EU Citizens should note this June the nature of those so dedicated to attacking Declan Ganley and Libertas!

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Conservative MP Damian Green not to be Charged - HOME SECRETARY MUST RESIGN

There will be no charges against the Shadow Immigration Minister, so his disgusting experience at the hands of the police and the outrage against Parliament apparently at the instigation of the Home Secretary or others of her colleagues requires she now resigns forthwith. The Guardian report is here.


Czech's get 10,000 signatures against the Lisbon Treaty ratification

The report from Prague may be read in English from here.


THE stink of a cover-up hangs over Downing Street.

The editorial in The Sun says it well, what is happening in Downing Street at Number 10 and 11 (see post below) really does STINK, read here.


Frank Field MP speaks sense again

It is difficult to overdramatise the danger that is engulfing our country. In some ways our position is more precarious than in 1940 when we stood alone against the Nazi tyranny. Thus begins a stunning article by Labour MP in The Spectator dated yesterday, read it in full from here. Indeed except on this occasion the people of Britain appear to have the Establishment, the Government and the Fourth Estate also ranged against them!


France's EU Minister makes Robert Schuman annual report

“Without intervening in the Irish political debate, we are ready to make every possible effort to facilitate things and enable Ireland to ratify the treaty, which is essential for the entire EU.” So said the French secretary of state for European affairs, Bruno Le Maire at the presentation yesterday of the Robert Schuman Foundation’s annual report on the state of the union, as reported in the Irish Times, linked here. As the EU has already been informed that the means chosen to include the safeguards demanded by the Irish to try and secure a Yes to the grotesque Lisbon Treaty, namely by including them in the Accession Treaty for Croatia, are not legally viable, the translation of the statement above could best be: "The EU will stop at nothing (not even illegality ) to get the Lisbon Treaty ratified" Such mindless determination to force through such nonsense at any price highlights more clearly than ever, for the entire population of the EU, that as presently constructed it is a menace to the security and economic well-being of us all!


Time Magazine features Declan Ganley of Libertas

Amid growing signs that EU political leaders are trying to bury the fact of a pan EU election from the 400 odd million electorate, this coup by the leader of Libertas is unlikely to go down well with the "projects" anti-democratic plotters. Read the article online from here. Here in France I will be voting for Libertas, a massive pan-EU vote for the party would be the best shock that the EU could have delivered. A quote: A self-made millionaire, Ganley plans to field Libertas candidates from all 27 E.U. member states in this June's European parliamentary elections. His party, he says, will bring change to Brussels. "We can really shake things up," he says. "We can send a message to Brussels for democracy, accountability and transparency in European governance." Ganley maintains that the E.U.'s handling of the current economic crisis has been "dysfunctional" and that Europe's leaders haven't produced a roadmap for recovery. "I want Europe to work. I want it to face challenge of the day. But I don't want to leave it to this to cartel of politicians who aren't accountable to us at the ballot box."

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Government minister gets foretaste of anger that awaits them all in the years ahead

The Press Association reports the following: Culture Secretary Andy Burnham was repeatedly booed and jeered when he addressed the crowd to bring a message from PM Gordon Brown that the country would never forget the 96 Liverpool supporters who died at the FA Cup tie on April 15, 1989. Video coverage will, I feel sure, follow shortly. (No sooner blogged than done!)


Six years ago today on Ironies....

A long posting on US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld concluded: For the only recently repressed countries of Eastern Europe the leaders of Western Europe can only offer a return to pointless bureaucracy, stifling controls of almost every aspect of daily life, corruption up to the highest level of governance, and a steady and continuing erosion of those basic rights in Rumsfeld's list once held dear particularly in Britain namely:- Checks and Balances, Freedom of Speech, Individual rights, Equal justice under law, Protecting minorities against the tyranny of the majority, and Ultimately a government that is chosen by and answers to the people posted by Martin at 4/16/2003 04:48:00 PM


Airbus woes and EU Military

A man from Daimler has been appointed as new Chairman for EADS, the parent of Airbus, read here. Some quotes:
Cancellations and delays to already-placed orders are also becoming more commonplace.
Australian airline Qantas this week said it will defer delivery of four A380 superjumbos as it battles the deepening crisis gripping the aviation sector.... EADS's other major headache in 2009 will be the A400M, its military-transport-aircraft program. The aircraft is now two years behind schedule and EADS has yet to give a date for its first flight. As I blogged on Ironies some six years ago on 29th April 2003, linked here, and at later dates, the entire Airbus project is critical to the EU federalist project, as its military component the A400M (from which commitment it is now reported Bankrupt Britain is trying to withdraw) formed the basis of much of the military cooperation which now makes possible the of the potential for internal repression within the enlarged EU, as detailed in the original and linked Ironies' post.


EU Legislation rises to 85% in Germany

This report and comment is from today's Open Europe Press Summary: German MEP: "percentage of legislation originating in Brussels is 85 percent in Germany, and even higher in eastern Europe" EUobserver reports that, according to Liberal German MEP Jorgo Chatzimarkakis, EU citizens are for the large part unaware that the vast majority of national legislation originates in Brussels, saying the percentage was 85 percent in Germany, and even higher in eastern Europe. He added: "People don't know this because national politicians don't want them to know. They don't want to show up their own minor role." EUobserver

Comment: Open Europe has estimated that the cost of EU regulations across Europe accounts for 66% of the total cost of regulations introduced in the last ten years in member states. In Germany we estimate the EU derived cost of regulation to be 65.9% of the total cost of regulation.

Open Europe: Out of control? Measuring a decade of EU regulation


McBride's Media Assets must be exposed and removed.

Alice Miles writing in The Times this morning, linked here, takes up this blog's theme of the culpability of the media in the now widely acknowledged fatal poisoning of Britain's political processes, read here and here. I quote from her article in the The Times, but add my own emphasis: The keys to the system are held by journalists. It is only through the collusion of journalists that underhand and anonymous attacks on political colleagues can have any effect.

The media are all chorusing now: we knew, we called him McNasty and McPoison, we had nothing to do with him, he sent us foul messages, we didn’t like him. But the point is, we did know. We may not have known the detail of the nasty smears about senior Conservatives that Mr McBride was dreaming up, but we knew about the smears against his own side. We knew what he was up to, and we knew that he was being paid more than £100,000 a year of public money to do it – and we did nothing to stop it.

Many are guilty but the main culprits are undoubtedly at the heart of the organisation that is now the State Controlled Broadcaster, still calling itself the BBC but bearing no resemlance to that once august institution, which has led the way and set the tone.

I repeat the four that should, in my view, be the first to go (also without severance pay and only the basic state pension for the years served) as appearing with the title from my earlier posting:

The BBC must now sack the Purveyors of the Poison

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Withdraw MP Pensions

The following was written this week by veteran and honourable Labour MP Frank Field, read "Darkness at the Heart of the Labour Party" in full from here. BUT note especially the full implications of these two sections: Week after week MPs have been turning up but with almost no serious work to do. There is the odd bill to be sure. But there is no legislative programme to speak of. Even the debates that are put on to fill in time are ones that deny MPs a vote. The whole exercise is vacuous.... It is this contrast between how we should be behaving, and what has been exposed, that is the real killer. A necessary government information machine has been corrupted by a spin that seeks not to inform but control and, if needs be destroy. And it has been in existence for over a decade. Yes indeed, more than a decade I would argue as far as the lack of a proper legislative programme is concerned, for the John Major years started the period of abdication of Parliament's role to the EU. Eventually the MP who have destroyed democracy and screwed the Nation for these decades must be held accountable, an oppressed and bankrupted country cannot be expected to compliantly provide the obscene pensions that the Westminster filth have contrived for themselves, perhaps with the odd exceptions for the likes of Frank Field.


Sign the Libertas anti-Lisbon Treaty Petition

All the soon to be disenfranchised voters of the EU are being asked to sign this petition. The Lisbon Treaty is the greatest threat to individual freedoms and liberty since the nineteen thirties - please sign the petition - LINKED HERE.

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Anti-Lisbon Treaty protest banned in Latvia

The report is linked here, it states the Riga authorities have refused to accept a plan to stage a protest against the Lisbon treaty on Tuesday during a visit by Jean-Paul Costa, president of the European court for human rights. Latvia was like Britain refused a referendum on whether to accept the potentially tyrannical and certainly anti-democratic Treaty.


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Policing suspicions?

This story of the arrested POTENTIAL protesters should be warning enough! BUT view the video on this Daily Telegraph report and form YOUR own opinion.

PM Brown's attempt to silence MEP criticisms detailed

I remarked on my post of yesterday morning, here, that Dan Hannan MEP had stated on his blog that Gordon Brown had tried to ensure that never again would he have to be so openly criticised as he was by that same MEP, now a YouTube international star, but had no further details of just how such an attempt was made. Now thanks to the blog of a former British Ambassador, Craig Murray, with remaining contacts in the FCO, linked here, I can quote the following extra detail:

Brown's vanity is enormous. I still have many friends in the FCO,and staff in the UK Mission to the European Union (UKREP Brussels) were horrified to receive an instruction from the FCO to ensure that the situation when Gordon Brown was obliged to hear a speech against him in the European Parliament from MEP Daniel Hannan, could not happen again. No. 10 reasoned, quite unrealistically, that other EU leaders would not want to suffer potential embarassment the same way, so there should be wide support for such a measure.

This was unrealistic because, while there may be some sympathy in the unelected Council of Ministers, it would be the elected European Parliament which would have to make any procedural changes. There is institutional tension between the two bodies, and to convince MEPs that they cannot criticise members of the Council of Europe in their presence, is an impossible task.

So our poor men and women in Brussels duly put out some feelers and found that, not only was there no sympathy, but nobody else thought that anything bad had happened. Wasn't this democracy? Isn't parliament for debate?

Of course, the Westminster one isn't, with Brown only swanning in for half an hour a week for Prime Minister's questions, half of which are planted and rehearsed, and the whole chaired by an outrageously biased pro-New Labour Speaker. Hat tip the wrinkled weasel blog