Monday, January 31, 2011

No EU equals No Cognac - what will they claim next?

Open Europe blog, linked here, reports French Europe Minister Laurent Wauquiez as claiming the EU has saved Cognac. As it was a much earlier member of Jean Monnet's family who laid out the detailed regulations covering every aspect of Cognac production, nothing could be more absurd.

As a commentator to that blog notes the EU cannot avoid interfering in every aspect of daily life, however, read here.

Balls delivers deathblow to English Language as a tool of Political Debate

There are lies, damned lies, and beyond that, a string of words conjoined to form complex series of mixed untruths as was uttered by the new Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, Ed Balls, on the Andrew Marr show yesterday. A video of his appearence on the programmeyesterday morning is linked here and the full stupefying transcript is available from here.

If some means could be found for eliminating every single atom, perhaps by shooting this man into the heart of the sun or feeding him round and round a particle accelerator and thereafter capturing and somehow transporting to another universe the resulting quarks or whatever else makes up this container of the mental mess controlling this supposed human being, I doubt the english language could ever fully recover from this disgusting assault on both truth and common sense.

When even words can be made to depart from their own inherent meaning, what hope can there be for any of us.  Ed Balls achieves the previously apparently unthinkable, making the Prime Minister, David Cameron, appear straightforward!


Sunday, January 30, 2011

Egyptian lessons on internet service denial

Oppressive regimes, when under attack, will first seek to shut down the internet, that is the main lesson so far to be taken from events last week in Egypt. The remarkable success in abruptly shutting down Egypt's internet was met with some astonishment in the democratic world. A report on how the blackout was successfully avoided in certain instances from Computerworld is linked here.


Saturday, January 29, 2011

Hackgate -ridding the UK of the Murdochs

A good posting on the phone hacking scandal from The Slog, linked here, which concludes as follows:

Imagine further that – as The Slog has argued strongly for years – all monied influence on UK elections and Party funding was abolished and criminalised. Taxpayers would pick up the bill…but there would be no more Lord Ashtons, no more Unite meddling – and no more rich bankers or media owners with a potential hold over Prime Ministers.

That’s why the phone-hacking scandal deserves the ‘Watergate’ soubriquet. And that’s why none of us should let it die until all the miscreants have been neutered by the sharp sword of justice.


Friday, January 28, 2011

ECB to attempt to veto National Sovereignty

Bini Smaghi of the ECB has asserted that a new Irish Government will not be permitted to renegotiate the terms of the EU/IMF Bail Out.

Here is the crunch point for the evil EU! If the Irish people elect a government in February that is committed to renegotiate that deal, who is Bini Smaghi to determine otherwise? Indeed who is Bini Smaghi at all? The first time I have seen his name was on the CNBC ticker reporting his statement a few minutes ago.

George Soros has it right, as I linked to his broadcast from the BBC on this blog yesterday. Ireland will renege on the deal next month as the alternative is national suicide extended over several years.

The question now is for the leaders of all those countries pledged to advance funds to Ireland, are they not betraying their own citizens, when throwing away their taxpayers' money, knowing that default is inevitable immediately after the Irish General Election?


President Sarkozy backs this blog's call for a New Bretton Woods!

In the video in the posting below, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, presently head of the G20 and G8, has announced that during these terms of office he will work towards a new Bretton Woods Agreement, as long urged on this blog, read here.

The passage in the speech, which is well worth listening to in full, (especially on the immorality of bankers at the very end) comes at 53 minutes into the video.


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Sarkozy at Davos - Euro break-up UNTHINKABLE!

"Soros - Ireland will renege next month"

Ignore the headline the BBC puts on their interview with George Soros this morning and listen to what the currency speculator actually says from this link.

Of course Ireland will renege next month, the proceedings in the Dail yesterday were a farce, no wonder George Soros sounds a bit glum, if yo had made money your personal god and now saw it being destroyed by quantatitive easing the printing presses across the globe, you too might be somewhat down. Those of us who have seen this coming for years, however, can only feel relief that at last perhaps we will begin to see some common sense return and value restored as a return for proper personal effort!

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"Too big to succeed" - a superior summary of our present plight!

The EU has clearly become too big to succeed. Many of our banks became to big to manage or properly regulate and consequently failed so spectacularly that they are now threatening the survival of once sovereign states.

Progressivism has become a code word for marxism. The civil society is a tool for the eradication of individual responsibility and even freedom of thought.

An ancestor of mine, in an introduction to a book on Borneo, wrote in 1910 as follows:

"One night I was at anchor with a Dyak crew on the Saribas River, waiting for the turn of the tide. About 3 a.m. I was awakened by a frightened cry from one of the crew : " Antu ! antu !" (A spirit, a spirit!). Thinking myself lucky at last in a chance of actually seeing one of those invisible beings whom Dyaks dread so much, I pushed my head from under the mosquito-curtain, and looked out, and beheld a comet brightly shining not far above the horizon. Presently I heard a school-lad say : " That's not a spirit ; it's only a star with a tail. I have learnt about it." There was the old superstition and the new knowledge struggling together, a symbol of what is going on in other departments of Dyak thought and belief — the working of that which, it is to be hoped, will issue in a higher and an improved life for the race. Our Author's book will evoke a lively interest in such an improvement in Dyakland, and will inspire a deeper sympathy with every progressive effort towards it."

In this example we can see the original use of the term 'progressive' intending the bringing of education and enlightenment on a continuing basis. Such is not the meaning intended when coming from the mouths of corporatists such as Cameron, Clegg or Miliband, nor indeed by any of the various corrupted automatoms serving the EU!

'Too big to fail' is a patent nonsense as is daily being demonstrated in the EU. If the unregulated banks truly became too big to fail, then so too are the nations which must rescue them, yet Ireland today neatly proves this to be as completely absurd as it always was.

Progressives, such as former Prime Ministers  Blair and Brown, wishing to install a self-perpetuating Platonic elite for the benefits of their cosy clique and later heirs, deliberately destroyed our democracy, parliamentary sovereignty and now the nation's very currency in pursuit of feeding their own personal greed and lust for power. Cameron, Clegg and Miliband are intent on continuing this project.

Today's Progressives aim to destroy individual responsibility. An individual human, made afraid to trust his own judgement and stand on his own two feet to make his way in the world, may turn to socialism or worse and thus become dependent on evil elites solely serving their own ends. On a national basis the same disastrous errors are possible, making entire nations dependent on supra-national arrangements such as the EU, solely for the benefit of the power-crazed elites who control them. Naturally democracy has to be an early victim for such schemes to succeed.

It is our minds, however, that they must eventually neuter. The mainstream media of the West, particularly in Britain, gives daily evidence of how close they are now coming to achieving that end. Andrew Neil's Channel 4 TV programme last evening, where he was to be seen totally at sea in trying to grasp why a once decent education system had been totally destroyed in the UK gave proof of the Progressives progress towards that end!

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

EU has effrontery to refer to Egyptian citizens' "yearnings".

A report from the EU Observer, linked here, carries this headline "EU to Cairo: respect 'legitimate yearnings' of citizens"....... what about the yearnings of the citizens of the EU for a return of their democracies, an end to unaudited spending excesses, a halt to systemised corruption and respect for the results of national referenda?

Look at the poll results in Germany, posted immediately beneath this posting, at lunchtime today! 68%, that is correct 68% of those asked expressed distrust of the Euro currency! (Link added to poll results on Open Europe Blog 1315 CET 27/11/11)

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Ireland's Finance Bill gets second reading

After further substantial concessions to independent TDs, the finance bill, shackling Irish citizens to decades of misery at the hands of the EU, was passed in the Dail around midday in Dublin. The first government amendment passed by 80 votes to 78 according to RTE, linked here.

Meantime an opinion poll in Germany finds 63% now unhappy with the EU!  68% of respondents had “little or no trust” in the single currency, almost back to the level of 16 years ago. Only 4% could correctly answer the question “Who is Herman Van Rompuy?”

How long can this shambles continue?


The Haircut

A joke for a gloomy January day full of bad news!
One day a florist went to a barber for a haircut. After the cut, he  asked about his bill, and the barber replied,  'I cannot accept money From you, I'm doing community service this week.'
The florist was  pleased and left the shop.  When the barber went to open his shop the  next morning.   There was a 'thank you' card and a dozen roses waiting  for him at his door.

Later, a cop comes in for a haircut, and when he tries to pay his Bill, the barber again replied,
'I cannot accept money from you, I'm  doing community service this week.'
The cop was happy and left the shop.
The next morning when the barber went to open up, there was a  'thank you' card and a dozen doughnots waiting for him at his door.

Then a Member of Parliament came in for a haircut, and when he went to pay his bill, the barber again replied,  'I cannot accept money from you, I'm doing community service this week.'
The Member of Parliament  was very happy and left the shop.  
The next morning, when the barber  went to open up, there were a dozen MPs lined up waiting for a free  haircut.

And that, my friends, illustrates the fundamental difference between the citizens of our country and the politicians who run it.


Who are the villains?

I have finished Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand. I will leave this blog's readers with one last quote, from Part III, A is A, Chapter II, The Utopia of Greed:

"Oh yes, I would have killed-- but whom was there to kill? It was everyone and no one, there was no single enemy, no center and no villain, it was not the simpering social worker incapable of earning a penny or the thieving bureaucrat scared of his own shadow, it was the whole of the earth rolling into an obscenity of horror, pushed by the hand of every would-be decent man who believed that need is holier than ability and pity is holier than justice. But these were only occasional moments...."

Get the book, go Galt!


Egypt - Mubarak's son flees to Britain, reports!

As I pointed out last Sunday, Egypt is where some press attention should nows be directed. The Times of India now reports that President Mubarak's son has fled to Britain, read here.


Gordon Brown re-emerges.

Still avoiding jail, the former PM appeared on CNBC and spoke in New York yesterday while his former partner in crime Ed Balls, frightened thoughtful adults with his double-speak and warped thinking on UK lunchtime TV. Brown's own non-thoughts may be viewed in full from Paul Waugh's blog, linked here.

In the evening, Wimbledon finals day Centre Court addict, Mervyn King, sometime supposed Governor of the Bank of England (by dint these days of chairing the MPC), proudly gave a speech where he announced that there had been no growth in real incomes in Britain since 2005 (roughly the term of his tenure), inflation was bound to continue to rise and we were all in for excruciatingly awful times not seen since the nineteen-twenties. At last he has grasped reality then!

Unhappily for Brown and Balls, just two of the conspirators responsible for this disaster, King's speech confirmed that not only did these two cretins create the biggest bust to be seen in history (still only in its opening phases but almost four years on) the supposed boom that preceded it expired in 2005 when the effects of Brown's having originally shadowed the former Conservative Governments economic policies ceased to exist.

As I stated here, jailing those responsible will eventually be a necessary move towards making the more extreme austerity measures now necessary, more acceptable to the public (especially if the Today programme continues to direct almost its entire morning output towards agitating for public dissent and protest, as was the case this morning). Among other names, after Brown and Balls,  of those against whom prosecutions should now be being prepared IMO are Alistair Darling, Tony Blair, Yvette Cooper and Liam Byrne.


Obama targets 'Big Oil' to fund ever more executive waste!

I had the great misfortune to reside in the USA during the dark years of Jimmy Carter's Presidency. Some thoughtful Americans survived those years of complete policy ineptitude by consoling themselves with the thought that the entire process was a necessary act of healing to finally put to rest the ghosts of the civil war by enduring the leadership  of an incompetent President from the former confederacy.

In President Obama, I imagine the same conclusion will eventually be drawn in respect of the ghosts from the era of slavery. In hitting the oil industry to fund yet more wasteful government spending in the face of the trillions of debt already run up, the unsolved housing crisis and the ridiculous socialised medecine scheme similar to that already aiding in the bankruptcy of Britain, however almost beggars belief. Especially as the certain end result will be an  increase in imported energy dependency. Following the abhorrent political victimisation of BP by Obama and his team, BP will be deploying their deep water drilling expertise for the benefit of Russia in the years ahead, yet no lesson has been learned.

The sympathetic reporting on the US President's State of the Union speech may be read in Britain in The Guardian, this morning, linked here.


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Barroso dines in Berlin tonight!

So the future form of Europe's governance takes shape, read here.

Note that it is the President of the non-elected EU Commission, rather than the President of the Council representing the former Nation States, who will be receiving the instructions from the German Chancellor, Dr Merkel!


Could coming EU implosion explode Britain's Coalition?

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and Spanish Prime Minister Zapatero are in complete agreement on the implementation of  European economic governance and stronger convergence among euro zone economies, according to Reuters, read here.

Well bully for them! But where does that leave Germany with its splitting coalition government, its constitutional challenge by Professor Markus Kerber and his colleagues , not to mention the long-suffering and soon to be leg-ironed German taxpayers? Normally the Benelux countries and Italy would be factors to also be considered at such a point, but with the Netherlands and Belgium on the point of disintegration and Italy embroiled in yet another sex scandal surrounding Prime Minister Berlusconi, they have rendered themselves temporarily irrelevant. With Putin about to re-appear in full charge of Russia, centuries old european fault lines are thus discernible, what then of Britain, as in Gladstone's well-used phrase, the "Concert of Europe" looks set to resume? 

Thus far the EU has been viewed in British political circles as a danger only in terms of the entirely neutered euro-sceptic wing of the Conservative portion of the coalition. The slavering, eu-fanatical and EU cash dependent Liberal Democrats, under the leadership of former eurocrat and future EU pensioner Nick Clegg, with his Commisseriat background, Russian, Dutch and Spanish family connections is likely to push for the present policies of France and Spain. Prime Minister Cameron, however, completely under the control of the assassin of Maggie Thatcher, (whom this blog has dubbed Von Heseltine), will undoubtedly be found on the opposite side. Methinks earlier British statesman would now pull back to watch which way events unfolded.

A clue to how those may develop came last evening on Jeff Randall Live, from Sky News during an interview with Michael Noonan, Treasury spokesman for the opposition Fine Gael party, who contradictorily stated that he was both in favour of passing the EU/IMF rescue bill this week but would run in the coming election on reducing the interest rates on the loans and enforce a "co-ordinated default" implying that not just Irish Sovereign debt would thereby be involved. We must see what the markets make of that remark as the week progresses. In Ireland, will the only party running on a straightforwrd economic policy be Sinn Fein? What times we live through eh?

Tonight President Obama will address the Congress on the state of the US Union, no need for such from any of the three EU Presidents, the EU state of the Union may be summarised in one simple word - "desperate".

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Monday, January 24, 2011

Ireland in chaos - Markets, media and EU are ASTOUNDED!

A week ago last saturday I blogged on the Irish powder keg, linked here, which concluded with the following:

"Yet the EU elite seem to imagine the Irish problem is solved and lectures on tax rates are considered as appropriate, my own, not inconsiderable portions of Irish blood, tells me that this is a tale with far to go!"

A week ago tomorrow, in spite of the revelation that Ireland had apparently been creating German backed euros, the Irish leader amazingly survived a confidence vote from his party but by today has resigned that post, lost his coalition partner and seems likely to have to bring forward the 11th March date for the general election.

The legalisation of the EU/IMF package has not been accomplished in the Irish Parliament, although funds have reportedly been handed over by the EU, yet one more illegality following the outrages of last May.

Through all this the British media, in spite of the Government having pledged billions of taxpayers funds to flow across the Irish Sea, and the EU have remained silent.

Is this blogger insane? Or is it the rest of the world?


Sunday, January 23, 2011

A rare item of good journalism from Britain's mainstream media.

Although of little relevance to the topics of main interest to this blog, a piece of good, informative and intelligent reporting from a UK based journalist in a British broadsheet is nowadays such a rare item these days, that it is worth linking to. Read Jack Shenker in this morning's Observer from here, on what will likely soon become one of the West's main concerns.


Debt Bondage for Europe


Saturday, January 22, 2011

The corruption that was Coulson will continue to stain Downing Street and the Coalition!

On 7th November last year I wrote the following on this blog:

With Coulson at the centre of Britain's Coalition Government the people of the country will sooner rather than later realise they are being governed by a small clique of PR savvy conmen.

Seventy-four days later, the former editor of the News of the World rag, that pretends to be a newspaper rather than the gutter scavenging scandalsheet it truly is, has finally resigned.

The damage perpetrated on the British political system, started under Blair with Alistair Campbell a former "journalist" on the NoW sister daily publication, the ghastly tabloid The Sun, will nevertheless continue as long as Prime Minister Cameron is permitted by his party to remain in office.

What have apparently decent, honourable and supposedly public spirited Conservative and Liberal Democrat MPs been doing with their consciences during the intervening sevety-four days. Do they indeed actually have any consciences?

Why have the likes of Liam Fox, Iain Duncan-Smith, Douglas Carswell and John Redwood (who presumably entered politics to promote conservative ideas) been doing either serving alongside or voting with this shyster led bunch of con-artists?

David Cameron is a stain upon the Nation  and a disgrace to his office. Decent Conservatives, presumably led by David Davis should withdraw their support from the Coalition Government and bring a halt to this national shaming, so well epitomised by Blair's appearance before the Iraq enquiry yesterday, must we wait a decade before Cameron and Clegg are brought to similar account?


Friday, January 21, 2011

Galileo satellite system is the 'Project X' of the EU!

"Europe's Galileo satellite navigation system is "stupid", "doomed to failure" and driven by French military interests, the CEO of a large German company involved in the project has claimed" so began an article in the EU Observer this week, linked here. Open Europe on the next day reported that nevertheless it would go ahead although "EU Industry Commissioner Antonio Tajani admitted yesterday that an extra €1.9bn will be needed to complete the EU’s Galileo satellite system"WHY might this be?

This blog has made clear our own suspicions about this dreadful expense with its fearful consequences, read here. I therefore hardly needed more than a few seconds to see the similarity with Project X when I arrived at the truth behind that similar plan in Ayn Gland's wonderfully perceptive novel Atlas Shrugged.

In the book the completely evil and thoroughly corrupted Progressive politicians, but at this stage, more particularly, their completely "in control" bureaucrats have secretly developed a sound device that can be finely targeted to destroy any object organic and inorganic. With the entire country desolated and industry at a halt, the starving population thus need to be threatened for those in charge to feel secure. Such is the book's  end result, when all is taken from each according to his ability and given to each according to his need. Those 'going Galt' (disappearing) and others of productive effort and ability taking only the most menial jobs in order to survive might finally bring change, but for those still wishing to read the book (which I heartily recommend and have provided full details on earlier posts) I will give no more of the plot away.

 How can the anti-democratic Progressive politicians of the EU, as now typified by the three proudly Progressive leaders of Britain's three main parties, David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband use the Galileo Satellite system to control the population. Read this link on the latest radio tracking devices now available to be read via staellites from here. Ask yourself what individual freedom or liberties can be attained when unelected and unreplaceable authorities can track any individuals every movement. Put that knowledge against the known fact that Galileo has no conceivable useful purpose when compared against existing technology already freely available, and there is only one reason available as to why the evil men in the EU continue to both deny any democracy and waste billions on this satellite system.

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Irish taxpayers made vassals of the EU!


Evil, Egocentric Europeanism!

On Tuesday, only two days ago, I blogged on one way that the EU could reverse its dangerous slide towards tyranny and embrace democracy, yesterday and today the British Prime Minister has chosen instead to continue on the non-democratic route taken by all those who have recently held this office, cast aside our historical ties with English speaking independent nations across the globe and instead resume the navel gazing that considers nothing beyond the confines of the corrupted and ever weaker and less relevant European sphere of activities.

At least Cameron in his two day meeting with Nordic States, read here, has included our non-EU neighbours but like the earlier doomed EFTA, such a grouping will eventually fall into the clutches of a non-democratic centralised European tyranny the form of which is already beginning to take shape.

First, no doubt, will probably come an absorbtion by the Netherlands and France of the former state of Belgium, facilitated by a Belgian national as EU Council President and presumably leaving a cross between the Vatican City and District of Columbia in Brussels, where EU officials can freely engage in whatever excesses they choose while actually controlling the supposed "authorities". Their day is unlikely to last long, however, as without any democratic constraints economic governance will be imposed on the peripheral EU bankrupts by the centralised middle which will eventually fully control every mainland economy along the lines of the German economic model.

Cameron should be instructing his Foreign Office to make approaches to governments in Canada, Australia and New Zealand to see how pressure can jointly be exerted to salvage the world trading economy by friendly pressure on the US to both reduce government spending and tackle the US property price emergency.

Trying to seduce our Nordic neighbours and thus apparently accepting a complete breakdown and resulting fragmentation as inevitable hardly seems like statesmanship!

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

UKIP leader, Nigel Farage, Video on the Euromess

Irish Foreign Minister resigns. EU Misrule.

Michael Martin, resigned as Irish Foreign Minister, last evening, following Brian Cowen winning a vote of confidence in his Fianna Fail party. The governing coalition in Ireland must now approve the EU/IMF rescue package before holding a General Election, which the Irish Times reports is likely to lead to Fianna Fail disappearing into oblivion, read here.

This fiasco is a direct result of individual nation states handing powers to the EU which it is ill-equipped (to say the least) to undertake, let alone efficiently fulfill. The latest lunacy in this long history of incompetence, which inter alia has robbed the surrounding seas of Europe of their fish,  is the appointment of a Portuguese bureaucrat to oversee its pension arrangements, based in Frankfurt, read here and even more astoundingly of an Italian for London's Banking authority and a Dutchmen for the Securities and Markets Authority based in Paris, read here.

Anybody believing in individual effort leading to reward and the free market system of capitalism be warned, in the EU you will be robbed and destroyed by the looters and moochers as vividly characterised in Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged.

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Has Ireland been creating German backed Euros?

A startling article appeared in last evening's Business Insider web site, linked here. The following quotation carries the crux of the matter, of grave concern to those in Fianna Fail considering whether or not to support Brian Cowen in the party's vote of 'no confidence' in their leader this evening:

The Irish Central Bank has crossed the Rubicon in European Union currency terms.  They have printed up about 25% of their GDP in electronic credits, and stuffed those credits into their banks.  These deposits, if you will, do not have new debt issued behind them.
This is a form of hyperinflation if you will, at least in context that a Central Bank, with no actual printing press, or a functioning bond market, has now electronically printed up new currency units for their banks without issuing debt behind these actions.
While this has happened before in history, it has not happened in the Euro currency project officially before today. This act is going to move the monetary policy of the union, to the individual capitals.  The capacity to print electronic credits, with out the creation of cash currency or debt, is a new wrinkle in the economic landscape.
The implications and ramifications will take a while to appear, but “Mark” my words, Germany both as a people, and as a political organization will notice this event.  The German people now find themselves captured in a currency where neighbors who are in political and financial stress, have the capacity to print up German Euros on demand.  This is Germany’s worse nightmare as both a nation and a people.  I dare say, you could not design a more frightening prospect for the “United German States”, than to find their currency diluted on demand by reckless neighbors.


Two Swiss Citizens who might save the EU!

I have been wracking my brains to offer a concrete suggestion that will help the EU to emerge from its present desperate and apparently hopeless deep malaise, now becoming widely known as the Euromess, which itself is beginning to threaten the entire world trading economy. Since the final decade of the last century I have been arguing that the democractic deficit within the EU, is the greatest danger for the EU, and that the development of the internet, and the model of the constitution of the Swiss Confederation, should serve as the means for the solution of that dreadful deficit, which left unresolved can only result in a pan-European tyranny as defined by Karl Popper.

In order to escape the pernicious influences and widespread drug availability in modern English society, my wife and I decided to educate our children in Switzerland and as a result spent considerable time within that country, during which I became a great admirer of its methods of governance and the integrity and honesty of some of its politicians. Two in particular stick in my mind, and lying awake last night, I mentally prepared this posting and decided to put forth their names as possible saviours of the founding European dream. They are Adolf Ogi, twice former President of the Swiss Confederation and fearless fighter of corruption within the Olympic movement whose own personal integrity possibly lost his own native bi-lingual canton of Wallis/Valais one winter olympics, which was held instead in Turin. The other is former Chief Prosecutor for the UN International War Crimes Tribunal, Carla del Ponte, who is a native of the Italian speaking canton of Ticino and who first gained prominence for her fearless fight against mafia influences around the Swiss shores of Lakes Lugano, Como and Maggiore.

The EU Council could charge these individuals, or those they might recommend, possibly joined by a third French speaking Swiss statesmen to prepare a draft constitution for the EU along the lines of the constitution of the Swiss Confederation (with its 26 very independently minded Cantons), based upon direct democracy using the full present and future potential of the internet, totally disregarding the present corrupted and distrusted Treaties, pillars and institutions of the EU and all subject to a simultaneous, pan-EU referendum held in each of the 27 EU member states. The EU emergency funding arrangements could, if necessary, be supplemented to continue throughout the period of the preparation of the proposed draft constitution, but the confidence provided by the fact that the EU might be about to tackle its completely evil democratic deficit, could make further drawdowns increasingly less likely, and Europe could become as its founders surely must have hoped, a beacon of democracy for the rest of the world, rather than a road-map towards tyranny and institutionalised corruption as it appears today.

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Monday, January 17, 2011

In Azerbaijan, Barroso is a great man!

Pithy stuff from Der Spiegel, read here. Another quote from the same article:

Barroso has now pitted himself against Merkel, and the fight is being watched by an anxious and critical audience that is made up on the one hand of the EU citizens, who especially in Greece are worried about their living standards and are constantly taking to the streets in fresh protests. The audience also includes the financial markets. If they start feeling like the Europeans can't get a grip on their problems, they can cause entire countries to teeter and the euro to crash. Under these circumstances, the issue is whether European democracy can function under the gaze of such executioners.

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A Government that has lost its wits!

It is apparently a somewhat old-fashioned expression these days but the statement that a person had lost their wits evoked in the past more sympathy and understanding in the listener than the bald statement that a person has lost their marbles which seems today's replacement description.

Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister has gone on record this morning in the press with a lunatic proposal that fathers should in future be entitled to 10 months paterntity leave, a certain recipe for much extra insanity amongst normally productive fathers earning their income by their own efforts - unlike Cameron and Clegg!

The BBC interview on the Today programme with the actual Prime Minister, who entered Government as an obvious half-wit and has now gone all the way, may be heard here for complete confirmation of his unfitness to govern.


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Paul Krugman's four ways out of the Eurocrisis

The interesting article covering eight pages may be read in portions from the links in the quote below, or in full from the link from the name of the Nobel prize-winning economist:

"As I see it, there are four ways the European crisis could play out (and it may play out differently in different countries). Call them toughing it out; debt restructuring; full Argentina; and revived Europeanism." Paul Krugman

As Mr Krugman makes clear, the outcome for different countries in the Euro may not all fall into the same category, a statement which on its own confirms the Euro as we have so far known it is doomed.

Another more substantial flaw in the entire analysis, in my opinion, is that it is restricted to looking at the Euro in isolation, rather than as an integral part of the global economy. Thus the analysis on a Full Argentina solution, for example, is weakened by the very weakness of the US Dollar, itself aggravated by the dagger of the unresolved property price fiasco. A consideration of a cure for the Euro should be set against an alternative internationally traded world currency not steeped in its own problems, yet none such exist as evidence by China's moves to correct inflationary forces last week.

As the Swiss Franc is presently the sole well-run currency that could be considered as a template the question must become one of how to restore stability and maintain purchasing power against resources needed by humanity in a globalised world, fragmentation to Swiss Confederation sized national units hardly seems practical! Read also Sound Money, New Bretton Woods, House Price Crash etc.

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Can Europe be Saved?

The article I posted about yesterday by Paul Krugman in the International Herald Tribune is apparently going to be republished in the New York Times Magazine tomorrow under the title of this posting - "Can Europe be Saved?" The link is here.


Ireland, Intel, Tax and the Euro powder keg.

President Sarkozy of France effectively demanded Ireland raise its corporation tax rate this week, one report was in the Irish Examiner, read here.  Intel, the computer chip maker announced record results yesterday and this morning the Irish Times headlines new investment by that giant corporation in Iraland, creating 850 construction jobs and 200 high tech positions, read here.

The EU/IMF package has yet to be passed into law, the Taioseach is canvassing his party as to when he must stand down, read here, a general election is imminent and there is barely an economist to be found across the entire globe who believes that the EU/IMF package will cure Ireland's woes.

Yet the EU elite seem to imagine the Irish problem is solved and lectures on tax rates are considered as appropriate, my own, not inconsiderable portions of Irish blood, tells me that this is a tale with far to go!


Friday, January 14, 2011

Property - a dagger pointed at the heart of an incipient economic recovery.

At last a respected pundit agrees with what this blog has been stating for years. See the TV interview from here from Bloomberg TV, Betty Liu and Mort Zuckerman.


Dealing with the Euromess - Paul Krugman in today's IHT

The International Herald Tribune today, has a must read Editorial Opinion piece by Paul Krugman, on the dreadful mess that is Europe today.

Buy the paper, read it all.... I will provide an internet link when it becomes available, but you will not regret getting it in print!


The article will apparently be in the NY Times magazine tomorrow and may be read here.


Treasures from the threads -Number fifty-five

The New World Order marches on, as is explained in this comment to a very good article by Peter Oborne blogging on yesterday's visit by the French Prime Minister  to London:

And then the EU will merge with the other Regions and subregions that have been orchestrated with the same blueprint:

Mercosur Region (Mercado Comun del Sur)

ACP Region (Africa Caribbean Pacific)

Linked: actual EU-ACP agreement (full version)

BIMP Region (Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines)

ASEAN Region (Australia, New Zealand)

CARIFORM Region (Antigua, Barbados, Bahamas, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Christopher and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Grenadines, Surinami, Trinidad and Tobago)

Linked: EU-CARIFORUM summary of actual Agreement:

And many more REGIONS all over the world, including CHINA.

Linked: China Program of Regionalisation & Integration and ECCC (European Chamber of Commerce) work in China:

All of these agreements are available in the same Consilium database agreement under 'United Kingdom'.

We should STOP calling this one-world govt process by it's colloquialism: 'New World Order', and instead START calling it by it's real name: Regionalisation.


PS Tony Blair is in the Middle East building up a Regional Bloc there.


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Prof. Markus Kerber leads 50 strong German fightback against Euro Insanity

EurActiv gives added publicity to Professor Markus Kerber's determined resistance to the currency insanity now spreading like a plague across Europe, read from here.

Earlier commentary on this blog regarding Professor Kerber's efforts since last May are available from here.

UPDATE  1441 GMT: Speaking at an Open Europe event In Brussels last evening, read here, Professor Kerber, warned that the ECB is becoming a “bad bank” and “The euro will fail, it’s better to face that”



All voters in the by-election today should look to the events last Tuesdayand and avoid like the plague, giving their vote to any of the three main parties, either Labour, Liberal Democrat or Conservative, all of whom stripped the chamber of the Houses of Commons last Tuesday so that their MPs could angle for votes in Oldham East and Saddleworth, robbing the debate on the Sovereignty of attendees in the very Parliament they were canvasing votes for their candidates to attend.

The greatest hypocrisy of all, however, was that their party whips were at the same time forcing their remaining lobby fodder and totally mind-controlled back-bench MPs to vote down the very institution that has any last remaining chance of protecting the EU eroded rights of British citizens by rejecting the following very simple statement:

The sovereignty of the United Kingdom Parliament is hereby reaffirmed.

Remember there is plenty of choice available today, every vote given to the candidates of the three main parties is a vote for totaltitarianism rather than democracy, for EU corruption and lies rather than honesty and for poverty and servitude rather than individualism and prosperity!


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

The words 314 MP Traitors Would NOT Approve

Last night 314 MPs elected to Parliament to defend the sovereignty of their voters and all British people refused to sign into law the following statement:

The sovereignty of the United Kingdom Parliament is hereby reaffirmed.

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A vision of the corruption of our lawmakers from nineteen fifty-seven!

A quote from Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand written either during or before 1957, exactly predicts the corruption and worthlessness today being displayed by the Western World's current crop of elected legislators, as quoted below from Chapter II, of Part II of the novel Atlas Shrugged:

"Did you really think we want those laws to be observed?" said Dr Ferris. "We want them broken. You'd better get it straight that it's not a bunch of boy scouts you're up against -- then you'll know this is not the age for beautiful gestures.  We're after power and we mean it.  You fellows were pikers, but we know the real trick, and you'd better get wise to it. There's no way to rule innocent men.  The only power any government has is to crack down on criminals.  Well, when there aren't enough criminals, one makes them.  One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws.  Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What's there in that for anyone?  But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectivelt interpreted -- and you create a nation of law breakers -- and then you can cash in on guilt.  Now that's the system, Mr Reardon, that's the game, and once you understand it, you'll be much easier to deal with."


EU Bill Amendments rejected by 314 votes to 39

The debate in Parliament yesterday became somewhat woolly with the best contribution coming from John Redwood MP who managed to convey the importance of the issue in a proper historical context and highlight the past fluidity of Sovereignty while regrettably leaving the impression that it was somehow divisible.

I absolutely believe that Sovereignty is indivisible, belongs to the people, is loaned to Parliament between general elections and impossible to abnegate, this latter being the most important as it, quite disastrously, is nevertheless the founding principle of the EU.  Mr Redwood likened the movement of Sovereignty during the Glorious Revolution from the Crowned Monarch to the Crown in Parliament adding to my mind the concept of fluidity.

If it is fluid but indivisible, then for the time being I will liken it to a slinky toy descending a staircase. The component parts are nevertheless at odds, consisting in my mind of the Monarchy, Parliament, the EU Council, the UK Courts and the European Courts complicated by the clash of authority between those authorities and accentuated by conflicts between the source of plenipotentiary powers (used to neuter Parliament within the EU), the Privy Council and the Executive, particularly if acting as authorised under the Civil Contingencies Act.

One certainty is that the British people had 314 elected traitors in the House of Commons last evening.

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Why I blog - my "Ironies" posting of 23rd February 2003


Pericles in his famous funeral oration for the slain warriors of democratic Athens, among many other ringing statements in favour of democracy, pertinently said the following:


Although only a few may originate a policy, we are all able to judge it. We do not look upon discussion as a stumbling block in the way of political action, but as an indispensable preliminary to acting wisely.


The above is quoted directly from Karl Popper's book The Open Society and its Enemies published in paperback by Routledge Classics (ISBN 0-415-23731-9). It should be required reading for all members of the convention chaired by Vallery Giscard d'Estaing on the future structures of the European State.

Others following these debates are also recommended to the book, but for those unable to obtain a copy, or spare the time to read it, I give below a brief summary of what I consider to be the most salient points as concerns the dangers Europe now faces if the convention proceeds as seems likely. In my opinion, never will the outcome of such a debate be likely to affect so many millions of people, and rarely can there have been such reluctance to openly discuss the frightening implications of the decisions being taken.

Plato is the early villain in Popper's analysis for the ever present drive against democracy and equalitarianism. The author describes, with detailed logic, the elitism, racialism and totalitarianism that can eventually result in a Society that follows the 'chosen people' concept, intrinsic to much of Plato's writings.

Popper makes an excellent case that the critical divide in governance of a geographic entity, whether city, nation (and it follows, super-state) is between collectivism and individualism.

The argument made by Plato that the state be placed higher than the individual and the suggestion that justice is synonymous "for that which is in the best interest of the state" now apparent in the structures of the EU, must be refuted at, virtually, any cost.

Anti-democratic forces malign the case for individualism by falsely asserting that collectivism is synonymous with altruism, while individualism is blackened by being equated to egoism.

"Who should rule?" Plato asks and gives his own reply, "the wise shall lead and rule, and the ignorant shall follow?" Popper proposes that the very question "Who shall rule?" itself, becomes the problem and proposes an alternative question.


How can we so organize political institutions that bad or incompetent rulers can be prevented from doing too much damage?


I would suggest that the above question is the one that the present convention on the future Europe should be considering.

As Popper argues "all theories of sovereignty are paradoxical". For instance we may have selected 'the wisest' or 'the best' as a ruler. But 'the wisest' in his wisdom may find that not he but 'the best' should rule, and the best in his goodness may decide that 'the majority' should rule.

By emphasising who should rule, or indeed on what basis our ruler should be appointed or by what limited constituency he should be elected, we are driven up a blind alley. We should be debating the checks and balances which should be imposed on those who rule us, bearing in mind that only by the best of good luck will any of our future leaders be anything other than reasonably competent. The majority will be incompetent and we will for sure, be subject to the occasional tyrant reaching the pinnacle of pan-European power. How could such a despot be removed? Popper asserts:


A theory of democratic control can be developed that is free from the paradox of sovereignty. The theory I have in mind is one which does not proceed, as it were, from a doctrine of the intrinsic good or righteousness of a majority rule, but rather from the baseness of tyranny: or more precisely it rests upon the decision, or adoption of the proposal, to avoid and resist tyranny.


Continuing with this theme Popper argues that there are two forms of government, those that can be got rid of without bloodshed (such as in general elections) and those that require a successful revolution to replace, or not at all. He labels the first sort 'democracies' and the second 'tyrannies'.

What facilities will the new European super-state supply for the replacement of its rulers… none that I have yet seen proposed, we would thus appear to be heading towards tyrannical, non-democratic rule as labelled by Popper!

Debating who should rule avoids the subject of democratic checks and balances, and leads to further problems clearly evident in the French system of government, such as, that the qualities of leadership may be believed to be identifiable at a young age and an elite education provided, tailored along the lines of those attributes considered important by the existent ruling clique. Self-perpetuating incompetent rule, or worse appears to me the inevitable result.

France nevertheless clearly remains a democracy within Popper’s definition, is this likely to remain the case for the Union of Europe if a French model is imposed on the already un-democratic institutions of the existing EU? The first draft constitution clearly places the State above the individual, inter alia, by granting rights beyond its gift to give, or power to protect.

It would be a major mistake for the new Europe to follow a Platonic pattern of government, but a mistake that daily appears more likely. The existing EU is already the kind of elitist, non-accountable, non-removable nightmare against which Popper warned when he wrote his book in the early nineteen forties. It is incredible how little Europe seems to have learned from those wartime years and the events leading to them.

I have frequently heard it boasted, the EU would not have advanced this far, (or?) to 'ever closer union', had democratic authority been sought at every step!

The present difficulties of the common currency and acceptance of the latest expansion amongst the general public, should amply demonstrate to the extreme federalists who make such remarks, that the limits of such non-democratic coercion have now been reached. Proceeding with further imposed integration, and consequent diminution of national democratic protections, could threaten the whole project of future European unity. Rumblings of discontent abound in all three of the major EU States I have recently visited!

I appeal directly to the Chairman of the convention, who, probably co-incidentally, incorporated my earlier minimum requirement in his initial constitutional draft, to read Popper’s excellent book and consider its implications. To achieve lasting renown, requires a bold step in favour of democratic fundamentals which will be strongly resisted by the various Brussels and National elites! Courage mon brave!

Should Europe’s new institutions be directly controlled by 'the majority' using the new tools available from the revolution in information technology?

Why is the major topic of discussion in the Convention, not about how the people of Europe may periodically remove their leaders and avoid the new organisations such as the ERRF and Europol becoming the instruments of a despot?

Are, perhaps, the tyrants already in control?

These are the questions that need to be addressed. Using Popper's labels of societies, they can be democracies or tyrannies, if the EU is to take on the full characteristics of a State, as the majority in Europe seem to believe is desirable, test whether this statement is true with a pan-European referendum. If the answer is Yes!, then build a Democracy for which all should wish, and of which they can be proud.

If No!, then at least the convention and its Chairman will not have lent their name, to the creation of perhaps the largest tyranny the world has yet to see!

Against whom will the name of Vallery Giscard d'Estaing be set in history… Pericles or Plato?... and for the creation of what kind of European Union, one of democracy and freedom or Popper's only alternative…?


Link  The horror foretold almosy eight years ago is now upon us!

Another warning to MPs on the EU Bill - Danes cleared to sue their PM over Lisbon!

EU Observer has the report that the Prime Minister of Denmark can be sued by 28 citizens for breaking their Constitution over passing the Lisbon Treaty without a referendum, read here.

As the EU splits apart and the wealth of the people of Europe is everyday increasingly trashed, all elected officials should look to the likely future consequences of their own actions, which in some cases, such as in the UK, amounts to clear treason.

The latter point will be particularly important this evening in the House of Commons after the shortened debate (thanks to the presumably deliberate stupidity of the shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, tabling a meaningless question on bankers bonuses) when MPs will vote on Britain's already abnegated sovereignty in the EU Bill.

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The EU Bill - John Redwood and Guido Fawkes.

John Redwood MP has summarised the importance of today's Parliamentary proceedings, read it from here.

I was pointed to the above diary entry by a reader of the Guido Fawkes blog who comments on the coming outrage with the apt title to his posting "No! No! No!" read it from here.


Fear stalks the corridors of power.

Yesterday, in Washington, the flags on the White House, the Capitol and other statehouses across the USA flew at half mast in honour of the targeted and shot Congresswoman Representative Giffords and the other innocent victims of the Arizona gunman who struck last weekend. Pictures in this blog post here.

This was not the manner in which other such maniacal mass killings have been recognised in the USA in recent years.

Elected officials, used to mealy-mouthed and lying talk on the duress and sacrifices of public service, who have instead been complicit in the destruction of the West's monetary systems, while greedily ensuring they personally would be exempt from the consequences, sometimes even by filling their own coffers at their electorate's expense, seemed finally confronted with the possibility that one day, they too, might be held accountable for their actions.

Today in Britain's Parliament, the Coalition Government plans to finally destroy the last Parliamentary protections for Britain's citizens and instead place them in the hands of an appointed supreme court, itself only accountable to a similar foreign body, similarly composed of appointed Judges, mostly foreigners, where Britain's vote, voice and Common Law heritage counts for nothing.

Von Heseltine's henchmen will do well to now remember that actions, such as the destruction of a Parliament and a democracy, do indeed carry consequences; pensions for public servants require the ongoing consent of the people who must pay in the decades ahead, the horrendous EU Bill to be debated in Parliament today must be substantially watered down or ideally totally rejected, that is the duty of the MPs to their constituency electorates. Any breach of that duty today will still be on the record when their pensions become due!

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Monday, January 10, 2011

EU Bill - Amendments for tomorrow's full Commons debate

The link on the latest amendments proposed for Hague's dreadful legislation  is here.

The pdf version of the thoroughly disgraceful Bill designed to neuter Parliament is here in pdf format.

Article by Bernard Jenkin from Daily Mail last saturday on the nature of the threat to our sovereignty and democracy is linked here.


Portugal already in EU bail-out talks

Bad news starts early this week for the Euro as the Daily Telegraph reports that Portugal is already in talks on another EU bail-out ahead of their tapping the bond markets on Wednesday.

As the crisis deepens it is interesting to speculate how long it will be for the numbers of Euro Group recipents of funds to exceed the number of those of those only paying into it, like a pyramid sales scheme pretty soon the whole thing must be seen to be the absolute nonsense that it always has been. In France, where natural wastage in the public sector is being used to reduce staff numbers by fifty per cent, I clearly detected over the New Year celebrations considerable weariness with the economic crisis in spite of real economies for me being difficult to spot.

One example of this is a grand, obviously EU inspired, and therefore very expensive railway line upgrade taking huge chunks out of our local countryside, set to last five years, and only designed to take mere minutes off the travel time between Bordeaux and Paris. The eventual connection to Madrid is already in doubt due to Spain having cancelled the last section of line as one of their own economy measures.

Euronote national identifying letters to now avoid:

Z... Belgium
Y... Greece
V... Spain
T... Ireland
S... Italy
M... Portugal


Sunday, January 09, 2011

Hypocrite Hague attempts to defend his useless EU Bill!

An astounding article by William Hague, Britain's smug and self-serving Foreign Secretary, appears on the web site of the UK Telegraph Group this morning, extraordinarily timed at 10:15 am GMT on a Sunday morning. It may be read in all its mealy-mouthed platitudes and outright evasions from this link.

Note these two paragraphs from the bilge and garbage set out by Hague in his article:

So we must change the law to ensure that by law the British people's wishes can never be ignored in such a way again. This will mark a fundamental shift of power from Government to Parliament and to the voters of this country, a shift long overdue. 

The EU Bill we are bringing forward will put into the British people's hands a referendum lock on any further changes to the EU's Treaties that hand over powers from Britain to the EU, a lock to which only they will hold the key.

Hague's Bill does the actual reverse of what these words say! For a start his Bill does not forbid the transfer of  "powers" it transfers the decision of what may be transferred in future to a Government Minister, and we all should by now know (Hague's actions down the years alone being enough proof of the following assertion) that any such appointee from the present world of British politics is the last creature on earth to be capable of honourable thought or of sufficient independent judgement. Secondly it transfers from Parliament to the UK Supreme Court, an unconstitutional and illegal body, the right to arbitrate in the event of disputes, with any right of appeal being decided by a similar court run by foreigners across the English Channel.


Money as opposed to the proceeds from productive effort - from Atlas Shrugged

The following passage from Chapter Two of Part II of 'Atlas Shrugged,' illustrates the pointlessness of most of the debate and proffered solutions surrounding the ongoing western economic crisis, particularly the emptiness of the grandstanding within the UK Coalition Government about bankers bonuses, involving as it does fictitious billions of sham and confetti-like, over produced and falsely printed pound notes.


"So you think that money is the root of all evil?" said Francisco d'Anconia. "Have you ever asked what is the root of money? Money is a tool of exchange, which can't exist unless there are goods produced and men able to produce them. Money is the material shape of the principle that men who wish to deal with one another must deal by trade and give value for value. Money is not the tool of the moochers, who claim your product by tears, or of the looters, who take it from you by force. Money is made possible only by the men who produce. Is this what you consider evil?

"When you accept money in payment for your effort, you do so only on the conviction that you will exchange it for the product of the effort of others. It is not the moochers or the looters who give value to money. Not an ocean of tears nor all the guns in the world can transform those pieces of paper in your wallet into the bread you will need to survive tomorrow. Those pieces of paper, which should have been gold, are a token of honour -- your claim upon the energy of the men who produce. Your wallet is the statement of hope that somewhere in the world around you there are men who will not default on that moral principle which is the root of money. Is this what you consider evil?"

"Have you ever looked for the root of production? Take a look at an electric generator and dare tell yourself that it was created by the muscular effort of unthinking brutes. Try to grow a seed of wheat without the knowledge left to you by men who had to discover it for the first time. Try to obtain your food by means of nothing but physical motions -- and you'll learn that man's mind is the root of all the goods produced and of all the wealth that has ever existed on earth.

"But you say that money is made by the strong at the expense of the weak? What strength do you mean? It is not the strength of guns or muscles. Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think. Then is money made by the man who invents a motor at the expense of those who did not invent it?  Is money made by the intelligent at the expense of the fools? By the able at the expense of the incompetent? By the ambitious at the expense of the lazy? Money is made -- before it can be looted or mooched -- made by the effort of every honest man, each to the extent of his ability. An honest man is one who knows that he can't consume more than he has produced.

"To trade by means of money is the code of the men of good will. Money rests on the axiom that every man is the owner of his mind and his effort. Money allows no power to prescribe the value of your effort except the voluntary choice of the man who is willing to trade you his effort in return. Money permits you to obtain for your goods and your labour that which they are worth to the men who buy them but no more. Money permits no deals except those to mutual benefit by the unforced judgement of the traders. Money demands of you the recognition that men must work for their own benefit, not for their own injury, for their gain, not their loss -- the recognition that they are not beasts of burden, born to carry the weight of your misery -- that you must offer them values, not wounds -- that the common bond among men is not the exchange of suffering, but the exchange of goods. Money demands that you sell, not your weakness to men's stupidity, but your talent to their reason; it demands that you buy, not the shoddiest they offer, but the best your money can find. And when men live by trade -- with reason, not force, as their final arbiter -- it is the best product that wins, the best performance, the man of best judgement and highest ability -- and the degree of a man's productiveness is the degree of his reward. This is the code of existence whose tool and symbol is money. Is this what you consider evil?......


The above is one third of the passage on money and effort. It goes from page 410 to 415 in the edition quoted at the end of this post. There is enough here for readers to quickly realise the truth of what is written and perceive the fact that those who run the EU, the three main political parties in the UK and many of their counterparts in the West have destroyed the peoples' money by their own personal greed, they are the moochers and looters of the 21st century , they are easily spotted and they know who they are, to quote the concluding paragraph:

"Let me give you a tip on a clue to men's characters: the man who damns money has obtained it dishonestly; the man who respects it has earned it.

"Run for your life from any man who tells you that money is evil. That sentence is the leper's bellk of an approaching looter. So long as men live together on earth and need means to deal with one another -- their only substitute, if they abanon money, is the muzzle of a gun"

This blog has frequently made the case for a return to sound money, as things deteriorate hopefully this obvious fact will be more widely appreciated together withg the realisation that we must first remove the moochers and looters now in control. In the UK the voters at Oldham will this week have their chance to make a beginning!

Please read the book, it is available in Penguin Modern Classics, 'Atlas Shrugged' by Ayn Rand, £10.99 ISBN 978-0-141-18893-5; It predicts where the policies of the leaders of the EU and particularly those of ALL the three main political parties in the UK, David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Miliband Minor are taking the country under 'Progressivism'

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Saturday, January 08, 2011

Cameron, the EU Bill and Oldham

Ian Dunt has some interesting comments on the upcoming fireworks expected for next week which will certainly affect Britain's relations with the EU., and hopefully even the very survival of its disastrously pro-EU governing coalition. The article on is linked here and the following is a brief quote on the Europe Bill:

Tuesday sees the bill undergo committee stage. Usually this means that members of the public bill committee can propose amendments, but in this case all members of the House will be able to do so - and vote on them. A substantial number of Tory MPs are understood to be trying to significantly amend the legislation, with proposals so radical the leadership will struggle to accept them. That will be a tough decision. If the government refuses to budge, rebel Tory backbenchers could vote against the bill.  

On the Oldham by-election the writer believes the following:

In reality, Cameron does want the Lib Dems to win. It's a three-way marginal and the Tories are a mere 2,000 vote behind the other two, but only the Lib Dems would realistically take the seat from Labour. A humiliating loss here would pile even more pressure on Nick Clegg. The standing of the Lib Dems has sunk so low that it is threatening the coalition. The more Lib Dem MPs feel that they are doomed, the more tempted they will be to get out of the coalition.
But that is short of wanting to permanently conjoin the Conservatives with the Lib Dems. These suspicions stem for the increasingly widespread conspiracy theory, among Tory backbenchers at least, that Cameron wants to join the parties in an effort to finally end the Thatcherite wing of the Conservatives and drag it to the centre.

I will try to post the various amendments being proposed to the EU Bill as soon as I can trace them.

Meantime Lord Tebbit in the Daily Mail is quite sensibly suggesting that Conservatives should vote for UKIP next Thursday at the Oldham by-election!

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Kosovo and Turkey

At least Mary Ellen Synon, blogging for the Daily Mail, has not forgotten the horror that is Kosovo and the outrageous disgrace that is the handling by the EU of its relationship with that territory, read her long posting, which includes some reflections on Turkey, titled Organ trafficking, eugenics and corruption: meet our new EU 'partners', from here.

Read the posts made on this blog on Kosovo and Carla Del Ponte from here.

Other background may be found, some in English on the Balkanforum Balkanblog site here, particularly for 30th June 2008.

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Friday, January 07, 2011

Euro on the skids!

The Pound Sterling has broken through the 1.20 to the Euro level, while in the US the crisis torn currency has fallen below $1.30.

Next week sees Portugal seeking 10 year funds and no doubt Spain, Belgium and Italy back in the firing line.


EU makes Europe Bandit Country

As Ireland gets ready to receive the funds raised in the bond markets this week by the entire EU, Europe becomes a vast area where the rule of law no longer applies - bandit country in effect as recognised in this blog posting's headline!

When the finance ministers of the Euro Group met in emergency session of Ecofin, last May, they decided to break the terms of the EU Treaties and thus go beyond the law. The French Finance Minister, Mme Christine Lagarde, has already admitted that fact in an interview with the Wall Street Journal as previously well reported on this blog. Her German opposite number, Wolfgang Schäuble, as this blog reported at the time, cleverly avoided becoming implicated, having been taken ill en route to the meeting. As events are unfolding such a deviation to hospital appears increasingly fortuitous as it daily becomes clearer that it is his fellow countrymen who will be the main (and increasingly more costly) victims of these criminal acts.

What is not clear is how the UK is entwined in this whole very sordid business. Not only is the UK outside of the eurozone, the country actually lacked a government at the time the illegal activities were decided upon. Why they were thus involved in this week's quite improper fundraising must be one of the greater mysteries so far this century, one of so many still only partly answered by the now apparently silenced Wikileaks!


Thursday, January 06, 2011

Cameron's Coalition facing Collapse?

The Sovereignty Bill, designed to castrate the British people of their last scrap of sovereignty, and hand it to the illegal UK Supreme Court, founded as ordered by the EU, and acting solely at the command of non-elected EU appointees is to be debated for six hours next Tuesday, one day after Parliament resumes.

According to the BBC, linked here, "Eurosceptics have already tabled 46 amendments and 5 new clauses" but even with Labour voting against the Bill (hypocrites as they always become once returning to opposition) the anti-democratic forces of the Cameroon's and Clegg's LibDems with their huge and corrupted payroll vote might just see the last straw for England's constitution passing into law.

All the more reason to marshall every vote against the three main parties in next Thursday's vote in Oldham!


Britain's The Independent newspaper - Corrupt or just plain sloppy?

An article in The Independent this morning, linked here, quotes the English Democrats' candidate in Oldham, Steve Morris, as follows:

Stephen Morris, who was out yesterday doing his best to interest people in voting for the fringe right-wing party the English Democrats, has also noticed Liberal Democrat activity, but claimed to have seen no Conservative canvassers, nor even a Tory leaflet. "We can see it on the ground here that the Conservatives are just making a token effort. They are not taking it seriously," he claimed.

{Note in Independent newspaperspeak "fringe" means anything not on a Progressive agenda (ie 'No Can Do' and 'Not our fault') while "right wing" is the opposite of reality, (where it stands for 'Common Sense' which incorporates 'individual responsibility' such as 'can do' and 'you may rely on us'}

The newspaper, to me quite incredibly but in truly typical anti-democratic fashion, then goes on to list the candidates excluding Mr Morris and any mention of the English Democrats!

Other media in England are guilty of the same tactics, the BBC casually referring viewers and listeners to its website where I was unable to find such a complete list last evening when wishing to post the same on this blog, when I had to rely on The Guardian, as may be seen from the posting beneath this.

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Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Tories offer up for grabs their 11,773 general election votes in Oldham

An article in the Financial Times this evening, which I reported on Teetering Tories ealier, read here, makes it obvious that all the Conservative Party votes cast at the last General Election in the Oldham and Saddleworth constituency are now up for grabs.

Those wishing to use their votes to make a statement about modern day Britain as delivered by the three main poltical parties now have a perfect chance so to do. This blog recommends firstly the English Democrats as likely to have the main impact on Coalition policies and thereafter UKIP. Take your choice but if you wish to improve Britain, whatever you do avoid Labour, the Conservatives or their partners in 'coalition' the LibDems:

Votes cast last May and candidates are as follows ( Source Guardian):

Debbie Abrahams labour
Derek Adams BNP
Kashif Ali Conservative
Peter Allen Green
David Bishop Bus Pass Elvis
Nick Delves Monster Raving Loony
Loz Kaye Pirate
Stephen Morris English Democrats
Paul Nuttall UKIP
Elwyn Watkins Liberal Democrat

General election May 2010
Phil Woolas
Elwyn Watkins
Liberal Democrat
Kashif Ali
Alwyn Stott
David Bentley
Gulzar Nazir


Britain's brainwashed and manipulated mainstream media and Atlas Shrugged

An amazingly perceptive and apt small passage, which exactly fits the present state of Britain's mainstream media, both print and broadcast, comes in Chapter VIII of Atlas Shrugged, I quote it here:

" The reporters who came to the press conference in the office of the John Galt Line were young men who had been trained to think that their job consisted of concealing from the world the nature of its events. It was their daily duty to serve as audience for some public figures who made utterances about the public good, in phrases carefully chosen to convey no meaning. It was their daily job to sling words together in any combination they pleased, so long as the words did not fall into a sequence saying something specific. They could not understand the interview now being given to them."

Details of how to obtain this book are on my previous posting on Atlas Shrugged.

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Obamaism shows its true roots! Europeans take note.

Bloomberg broke the news that President Obama is about to approach the brother of this man, Mayor Richard Daley, to become his White House Chief of Staff, which finally explodes the myth that President Obama is anything other than a product of Chicago machine politics, just as this blogger had always suspected. A good column, by John Kass, on the brother in question, Billy Daley presently of JP Morgan Chase,  is worth reading from the Chicago Tribune, linked here.

Hopefully voters across America and all those starry eyed non-thinking fad followers who hailed Obama's victory all across the world, together with the Nobel Peace Prize Committee, will take note and learn to evaluate the substance rather than the words or presentation before choosing their leaders and/or prize recipients, in the future. The costs of not so doing have yet to fully fall due, neither in America nor across the entire EU!

We must hope that the various crises now hitting the EU will similarly force the powerful anti-democrats, who have been imposing their tyranny across Europe over the past years, from out of the shadows!


Tuesday, January 04, 2011

EU attempting to destroy Switzerland's Constitutional Direct Democracy!

As this blog and its predecessor have always argued, democratic Switzerland with its 26 independent cantons and four official languages offers the best blueprint for a democratic EU.

Rather than contemplate such an objective we now learn from an interview of 20th December 2010 on the website Swissinfo, linked here, that the evil empire the EU is on the verge of becoming, is trying to destroy the very direct democracy that has brought Switzerland both its independent pride and its prosperity. I quote one small section of the linked interview with Hans Fehr who stated the following:

Take the example of the Schengen regulations in Europe [the agreement abolishing border controls between members]. We have been forced to adopt new laws – about 120 modifications just a few years – without being able to consult Swiss voters.

At the same time the costs for the Schengen treaty are soaring and the single border policy area is threatened by growing insecurity.

The joint working group in Brussels is discussing ‘institutional solutions’. They want us to take over new laws automatically and be subject to foreign judges.

But this is unacceptable for a sovereign state.


The warped thinking of Progressivism

The slogans of Progressivism are 'No can do' and thereafter 'Not my fault'.

The following excerpt from Atlas Shrugged occurs in Chapter VII of the book, when the mother of a successful industrialist pleads for him to give his worthless brother (whom he has supported with handouts and help throughout his miserable existence collecting for progressive causes) a full-time well paid job doing nothing supposedly for the benefit of his brother's self-esteem. The passage quoted begins with the mother asking:

" Don't you ever think of people and your moral duties?"

" I don't know what it is that you choose to call morality, No I don't think of people -- except that if I gave a job to Philip, I wouldn't be able to face any competent man who needed work and deserved it."

She got up. Her head was drawn into her shoulders, and the righteous bitterness of her voice seemed to push her words upwards at his tall straight figure: " That's your cruelty, that's what's mean and selfish about you. If you loved your brother, you'd give him a job he didn't deserve, precisely because he didn't deserve it -- that would be love and kindness and brotherhood. Else what's love for? If a man deserves  a job, there is no virtue in giving it to him. Virtue is the giving of the undeserved."

He was looking at her like a child at an unfamiliar nightmare, incredulity preventing it from becoming horror. " Mother," he said slowly, " you don't know what you are saying, I'm not able ever to despise you enough to believe that you mean it."

Please read the book, it is available in Penguin Modern Classics, Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, £10.99 ISBN 978-0-141-18893-5; It predicts where the policies of the leaders of the EU and particularly those of ALL the three main political parties in the UK, David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Miliband Minor are taking the country under 'Progressivism'


Conclusions to AEP's 2011 predictions in the Telegraph

Ambrose Evans-Pritchard's world economic predictions for 2011 are linked here and conclude as follows:

It would be a mercy if the German constitutional court brought this unhappiness to a swift close by ruling in February that Europe’s rescue machinery is a breach of EU treaty law, and therefore of the Grundgesetz. But it cannot happen, can it? A court order forcing Berlin to suspend payments would drive a stake through the heart of German foreign policy, and for that reason the eight judges must recoil, and the law be damned. One presumes.
Alas, there may be no neat solution, no division into two currency blocs with the South keeping the euro and the North launching the euro-plus, no brave decision by Germany to get out, revalue, and let others recover. Instead, there will be month after month of catfights, and flashes of hatred.
The EU will do just enough to prop up the edifice, but too little to restore lasting confidence. The German bloc will not confront the elemental point that either they agree to pay subsidies – not loans – on a scale equal to Versailles reparations, for year after year, or the South {will} stay trapped in slump until electorates blow a fuse.
Norway will sail on serenely.
Happy New Year.


Monday, January 03, 2011

Cameron & Clegg prepare to finally destroy Britain's Parliamentary Sovereignty and Democracy!

The interview  of Bill Cash MP, Chairman of Parliament's European Scrutiny Committee, on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme early this morning was held at a time before audio links were provided on the internet, see here. This was clearly quite deliberate sabotage by the EU  propaganda and loan dependent state broadcasting organisation, which must be fully aware of the great gravity and colossal treason against the British people, that is involved in the EU legislation to be put to Parliament one week from tomorrow in the guise of an EU Sovereignty bill which in affect achieves the exact opposite of what it purports to protect and the reverse (in typical Tory fashion) of the Conservative manifesto pledges of the General Election held last May.

Melissa Kite wrote on this topic in the Telegraph over the weekend, linked here.  This blog will cover the detail of the drama as it unfolds!

Background reading:

"The UK and the European Union: Dimensions of Sovereignty and the problem of Eurosceptic Britishness" by Chris Gifford as published in 'Parliamentary Affairs', linked here in pdf  and here in html.

A posting on the blog with extensive links on Parliamentary Supremacy first posted in January 2008.

A posting on this blog on Plenipotentary Powers here and more on the same topic three days later, linked here.


The EU and Belgium's Presidency July/December 2010

Many thanks to UKIP TV for this video clip summing up the present farcial situation in Europe.


Treason will out - Lisbon Year Two - A Poem


Milly, Milly and Mandy
at treachery were quite handy;
Murphy, Brown and Blair,
being Scottish could not care;
Cameron, Hague and Clegg,
for mercy must soon beg;
For betrayal, as that over Lisbon,
can only be treated as treason!


Sunday, January 02, 2011

Going Galt? What it means!

I have found a good blog explanation to the "Who is John Galt?" question I have recently been posing my own blog readers, it appeared last March and is linked from here.

I will continue to post random quotes from Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand as they strike me as appropriate for these present times during my re-reading of the book. The New Year may also bring forth some gems from the Lorna Doone novel I recommended to my readers as an enjoyable way to pass the New Year holidays now sadly coming to an end.

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Spain suppresses smokers' rights

The mandarins and despots of the EU hate smoking. Why that should be is not exactly clear, in many parts of the over-regulated EU the use of other harmful substances, more damaging to human health, and particularly the brain, and often actually illegal, seem to be actively tolerated (perhaps these are the substances of choice used by our unelected masters, the legislation they create often seeming to carry that only rational justification!)

In Spain, from today, smokers will be harried in the sternest manner yet seen in the EU, read here. Soon, no doubt such restrictions will spread. Oh for the common sense expounded in this passage from Atlas Shrugged, Chapter 3:

" I like cigarettes Miss Taggert. I like to think of fire held in a man's hand. Fire, a dangerous force, tamed at his fingertips. I often wonder about the hours, when a man sits alone, watching the smoke of a cigarette, thinking. I wonder what great things have come from such hours. When a man thinks, there is a spot of fire alive in his mind - and it is proper that he should have the burning point of a cigarette as his one expression."

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The misery of statelessness - Estonia joins the Euro

The carpenter on my first ship, in common with every vessel bearing the red ensign in 1960, was merely known as Chippie. Had he been the ship's electrician he would have been called Leccie. He had little english and no thumb on one hand, I forget which hand bore that loss, he spoke little and wore a deep melancholy,  clearly disconnected from his digital impairment, as he was as dextrous as any man I have ever known.

We served together for almost nine months, myself as a lowly first tripper was frequently assigned secondary tasks themselves the main responsibility of the ship's carpenter, so we were quite frequently thrown together. It was only as we approached our home port on the final day of our voyaging together,  on my enquiring if he would be taking leave like myself,  that I learned he was stateless and thus condemned to stay at sea full time with only occasional breaks between ships in various missions for seamen. He showed me pictures of his family, the members of  which he had not seen since before the second world war. I felt at that moment, admittedly only second-hand, but full of excitement and expectation at the prospect of a reunion with my own family, the full misery of what statelessness really meant.

What sad news therefore came at this turning of the years, when Estonia became the seventeenth member of the now clearly doomed Euro currency, itself the intended means whereby the European Union plans to cement itself together and in so doing render all its citizens both stateless, except for its own debased and useless sham citizenship, and more importantly powerless, by the deliberate destruction of 27 once functioning democracies.

 The dreadful history of Europe, reflected in the Wikipedia description of Estonia in the link above, should surely be warning enough against continuing with the planned attempt to bind us all closer together, merely to save a currency which serves no useful purpose whatsoever, as is now planned for 2011.


Saturday, January 01, 2011

English Democrats Oldham Candidate Interview

Candidate Interview: Stephen Morris (English Democrats)

Stephen Morris of the English Democrats, pictured as he handed in his nomination papers at Oldham Council's offices yesterday. (picture: Stuart Coleman Photography)
The English Democrats’ candidate in the Oldham East and Saddleworth by-election has said integrity and honesty are the main focus of his campaign.
Stephen Morris also told Saddleworth News he felt he’d be able to offer “more of an independent” outlook if elected as our MP, because he wouldn’t be “tied” to one of the main parties.
The party was formed in 2002, as Mr Morris explained, to “look after England” in light of devolution. He said he was opposed to Scottish and Welsh MPs voting on English matters in the House of Commons: “The way we look at it is having an English Parliament looking after English affairs, and then a separate area looking after UK issues like the environment or defence. And it can work.”
On tackling the deficit, Mr Morris said: “Everybody’s having to make cuts, we’re having to lose school programmes and transport programmes. And yet we then go and give £500m extra per year to Europe, and £7bn to Ireland for their bailout, and we increase overseas aid.”
He continued: “Isn’t our priority to our young people and our children, to actually invest in their future? If there’s anything left over in the pot then we can put it somewhere else. But we have to look after people here. You can’t say you’ve got to make cuts, with massive job losses, and then give money to other parts of the world.”
Mr Morris was critical of both the current and previous governments. He said the coalition was “rushing” into making cuts, but added: “We’re in this state because Labour was spending money they hadn’t got. It’s common household budgeting. You can’t spend more than what you’ve got coming in.”
The by-election was called after former Labour MP Phil Woolas was stripped of his victory in May’s general election for lying about Liberal Democrat Elwyn Watkins in campaign leaflets. Mr Morris said: “He shouldn’t have done it… the electorate’s had 13 years of people saying one thing and doing another.”
Mr Morris is now based in Bury, but previously worked in retail as a store manager on Yorkshire Street in Oldham for eight years. He said he grew to love our area during that time, and explained: “You’ve got not just the town but you’ve got the countryside as well, and you’ve got a good mix of people with that, a good mix of views… but Oldham doesn’t sell itself, I don’t believe the current politicians have been doing enough.”
Mr Morris now works in public transport, and is an official of the Unite union. I interviewed him at a coffee shop in Oldham yesterday, just after he’d handed in his nomination papers at the Civic Centre. We also talked about Metrolink and the railways, the impact of the new Tesco at Greenfield, and the scandal over MPs’ expenses.
You can listen to the interview in full by downloading it from here.
Nominations for the by-election close tomorrow, and that’s also the deadline if you want to register to vote, or apply for a postal vote. Polling day is 13 January.
The candidates we know about so far are, in alphabetical order, Labour’s Debbie Abrahams, Kashif Ali for the Conservatives, Peter Allen of the Greens, Nick “The Flying Brick” Delves from the Monster Raving Loony Party, the Pirate Party UK’s Loz Kaye, UKIP’s Paul Nuttall, and Liberal Democrat Elwyn Watkins. The BNP are also likely to stand, although it’s not clear who their candidate will be. Saddleworth News intends to interview each of them during the campaign.
For full coverage of the by-election so far from Saddleworth News, click here.
The picture of Stephen Morris was taken by Diggle-based photographer Stuart Coleman of Stuart Coleman Photography. You can see more of Stuart’s work at his website here.