Friday 29 October 2010

Unprecedented? Not Really Dave.

Foreign Secretary William Hague said today a 6 per cent rise in the EU budget for 2011 'will be blocked' after David Cameron won crucial backing in his fight to limit a spending increase.
But Tory grandees immediately accused the Prime Minister of a ‘Vichy-style’ surrender for agreeing any rise at all.
Mr Cameron faces a backlash from the Tory right after building a coalition of 11 countries in favour of a hike of no more than 2.9 per cent - despite earlier claiming he would push for the budget to be ‘cut or frozen’.
Lord Tebbit, the Eurosceptic former chairman of the party, told him that agreeing to such a rise - equivalent to an extra £430million from the UK - would be comparable to the humiliation of the French regime’s 1940 cave-in to the Nazis.
Source:- Daily Mail

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Thursday 14 October 2010

Tax Your Breath Away.

German born chemist, Dr Klaus L. E. Kaiser has published evidence that proves the Royal Society (RS), London, has been caught out making schoolboy errors in mathematical calculations over the duration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in Earth's atmosphere. Backed up by a review by a leading Swedish mathematics professor the revelation is a serious embarrassment to the credibility of the once revered British science institute and a major setback for its claims about climate change.

Current understanding indicates that even if there was a complete cessation of emissions of CO2 today from human activity, it would take several millennia for CO2 concentrations to return to preindustrial concentrations

The German chemist expertly dismantles the claims by the Royal Society that it would take "millennia" for atmospheric CO2 to return to preindustrial levels. Such a claim, he says, "cannot be true."

Taking the Royal Society to task Kaiser refers to several peer-reviewed papers reporting the half-life of CO2 in the atmosphere to be "between 5 and 10 years." The chemist calculates that with a half-life of 5 years means that more than 98% of a substance will disappear in a time span of 30 years.

The German then poses the question that if CO2 were to stay in the atmosphere for millennia, why has its level in the atmosphere not doubled in the last 15 years, or gone up tenfold-plus over the last 100 hundred years?

Dr Kaiser has a book:-

CONVENIENT MYTHS The green revolution - perceptions, politics, and facts.

Thursday 30 September 2010

Pissing It All Away.

Via England Expects:-
The Parliament is currently passing the Budget of the European Union and one budget line in the Parliament section caught my eye, (page 22, of this document line 1632)
Social contacts between members of staff and other social measures
And what is this budget line for? A budget line which amounts to 310,000 Euros? It is an
"appropriation 'to encourage and provide financial backing for schemes to promote social contact between staff of different nationalities, ... subsidies to staff clubs, sports associations, cultural societies ...'"
Fortunately somebody on the Budget Committee spotted it and put in an amendment to cancel it saying,
Is Parliament a playground or a place of work?
Of course given that that somebody was a chap called Lucas Hartong and he is a Dutch MEP from Gert Wilders' PVV his amendment was rejected. The net result is that you are paying 310,000 Euros for EP staff members to indeed have a rather wonderful, multi-linguistic and social time of it.
Money well spent you must agree.
Just had an email from Mr Hartong,
Every day that I am voting I think: I´m in the twilight zone..... Only supported by 2 or 3 colleagues who haven´t given up the fight either.
Doesn't  matter, after all, it's only your money they're pissing down the drain, and you couldn't give a flying fuck eu. Could you?
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Saturday 25 September 2010

Obnoxio Has Fucked Off.

Fuck Off!Image via Wikipedia Fucking hell! The Fucking ugly bastard that made Tourettes fashionable again, has finally decided to fuck his last fuck and has retired from the fray. What an absolute cunt! Fuck off you utter bastard! Sob.

Still that leaves room for new twats to spew their ire and vent their spleen upon unsuspecting members of the blogosphere.

Here's one now  He's a bit shy, so he may need encouraging with lots of linky love!
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Wednesday 15 September 2010

Righ Then Dave, About That Referendum

 From Dan Hannan's Blog:-
 Eurocrats want formal recognition from the United Nations. They want Herman Van Rompuy to be able to address the General Assembly as a head of state, and to create a seat for Baroness Ashton, the EU’s foreign minister (hat-tip, EU Observer).

Ian PJ has this to say:-

We need to demand now that referendum that has so long been denied us, before the occupation of a foreign power becomes permanent.
They may eventually get their way in the UN, but I and many others will never accept it. Under those circumstances do not be surprised if a very large number of political commentators, pundits and the public very quickly become freedom fighters, all across Europe. I hope Cameron and Clegg can live with that.

It's time to walk the walk Dave, because the bullshit is heading straight for the fan.
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Monday 13 September 2010

Make Your Voice Heard.


The EU Referendum Pledge is an opportunity for the people of Britain to communicate to the political class their demand to be heard. The intention of the campaign is to amass and place on public record the names of all of us who demand the right to be consulted in a legally binding referendum.
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Sunday 8 August 2010

Free Anthony Malone NOW You Corrupt Bastards.

On line fight for British ex para’s release escalates as he is sent back to Afghan prison cell after failed court hearing

THOUSANDS of members of an on line support group are intensifying their fight to have a Teesside serviceman released from an Afghan jail after he was refused his freedom by the Afghan authorities at a court hearing. Anthony Malone 37, an ex paratrooper from Billingham is being held in Pul-i-Charkhi prison in Afghanistan for allegedly owing thousands of dollars.
After an intense two and a half hour court hearing on Monday Mr. Malone and his lawyer Kimberley Motley were informed that the original verdict was to be upheld by the court.
Mr. Malone has already served six months longer than his two-year jail sentence after he was arrested on fraud charges in January 2008. Maria Blades, Mr. Malone’s sister said: “It was stated that if Anthony agreed to pay the money owed, an undisclosed amount, he could be set free tomorrow.”
Ms. Motley argued that the total amount allegedly owed was not given, and that the names of those the money was allegedly owed to were also not apparent in any document in Mr. Malone’s file.
Mr. Malone continues to be detained for an undisclosed amount of dollars owed which is against the Constitution, Article 32.
Mr. Malone has made it very clear that he will not allow any payment of money for his release.
Miss Blades said of her brother's decision: “Anthony is a man of principle and insists on his innocence. He wants to leave Pul-i-Charkhi as a freeman with his name cleared.”
The Malone family and their Facebook supporters do not believe Mr. Malone should have to pay back any amount of money to the Afghan authorities. They are upset and appalled that Mr. Malone has been sent back to languish in his rat infested prison cell.
Ms. Motley says of the prison where Mr. Malone is being held: "It's a very, very dangerous environment especially for the likes of those that are internationals and those that have past military experience."
The prison Mr.Malone is being held in is notorious and has been dubbed the equivalent to Alcatraz. It is overcrowded, rat-infested and also houses captured Taliban fighters, jihadists and murderers. Mr. Malone has been threatened and had knives held to his throat.
Mr. Malone has said: “I am battling mentally and I’m battling physically because of the conditions.”
When the news that Mr. Malone had been denied his freedom reached the Facebook group, ‘Release Anthony Malone’ it began a frenzy of activity to step-up the campaign to release Mr. Malone.
‘Facebook group members began in earnest to plague their local M.P’s, to write to the Prime Minister, write and telephone local and international broadcasters, contact local and national newspapers, start an on-line poster campaign and the group members' have also increased the posting of the link to their on-line petition. One group member, Jan Morten said: “After listening to the interview on the radio, the authorities are now saying he owes $75000. That’s why they banged him up in the first place. Why on earth should this money be paid, he has paid it in full for the time he has spent in that prison.”
Mrs Morten has written to her local M.P, the Prime Minister and has spent everyday and night on the group exchanging information and encouraging others to join the group and sign the petition to aid with Mr. Malone’s release.
Lisa Miller said: “What’s happening to Anthony Malone is a disgrace. What’s more horrifying is that our so called elected representatives, I use the term very loosely, have sat back for more than 30 months and let this continue.”
Andy Beckwith said: “Anthony is sticking to his principles and we should all salute him for that. He is a very brave man, I do not know of many people that would do the same in his situation. I would like to think that after 8 years in Afghanistan our government would have at least some sway in the polital/legal infrastructure of the country, obviously not.” Casey Mitchell said:“Unfortunately for Anthony, the constitution in Afghanistan states that being in debt does not limit a person’s freedom or deprive him of his liberties. The mode and means of recovering a debt shall be regulated by law.”
Ms. Mitchell went on to say: “From that I take it that they have regulated the law to incarcerate him, contrary to point (I) of their own constitution. And the recent court judgement that they intend to hold Anthony until he has paid the "alleged" debt back looks like they are trying to justify point (II). From what I have read, they have still not provided any evidence of debt, to whom, for how much, for what service or goods. If you can not provide sufficient evidence in your case as an accuser, in most courts in the world, your case would be thrown out… An abomination of justice.”
Despite the recent failed court hearing, Mr. Malone’s lawyer remains optimistic that with the help of Anthony’s friends and family he will be released soon.
Ms. Motley also commented that Mr. Malone is in good spirits: “He’s just trying to get through this period. He’s also very appreciative of all the assistance he’s receiving from family and friends.”
The Facebook group members from, ‘Release Anthony Malone’ would like to thank all those who have joined the group and signed the petition to fight for Anthony’s freedom.

The petition currently stands at 3110 signatures, many more signatures are needed.
The group welcomes more members who can offer active support to Anthony Malone's plight.

To join the Facebook group click here or copy and paste the following link into your browser:!/group.php?gid=132879203409709&ref=mf

To sign the on-line petition click here or copy and paste the following link into your browser:
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Saturday 7 August 2010

Stop This:-

'Innocent' student extradited to Greek prison hell under EU arrest warrant.'

Ben Herdman, 20, was due to start his final year studying business at Brighton University soon. Instead he and his friends were extradited this week, accused of attacking a man outside a nightclub in Crete two years ago and leaving him in a coma.

They were flown to Athens yesterday. Lawyers for the five claim the case against them is 'ridiculously weak', but they were powerless to prevent the extradition as the Greek authorities used the controversial European Arrest Warrant to force them to stand trial.

They are likely to spend up to 18 months in a squalid Greek prison until their case is heard, and face ten-year sentences if found guilty.
Last night the mother of one of the young men warned: 'Parents, be very afraid – this summer it could be your sons wrongly accused yet you'll be powerless to stop their extradition and immediate detention.'

Accused: Ben Herdman, left, Curtis Taylor, Daniel Bell, Joseph Bruckland ¿ who faces separate proceedings ¿ and Sean Branton
Accused: Ben Herdman, left, Curtis Taylor, Daniel Bell, Joseph Bruckland - who faces separate proceedings - and Sean Branton

Join This:-

Campaign for Britain to opt out of the European Arrest Warrant

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Sunday 25 July 2010

Lies from the eu, a land of fantasy and misdirection.

Grateful thanks to Avril King for this post.

Today, at a one day conference, we heard from a succesful businessman, whose company holds a Queen's Award for Exports. His business exports 90% of its production. He had a very interesting tale to tell.

The UK has a £40 billion trade deficit with the EU, whilst we have a trade SURPLUS with the USA.
For every £100 worth of goods we export to the EU we IMPORT £130 worth.
Norway and Switzerland export more to the EU than does the UK.
Mexico has a free trade agreement with the EU.

It is said that we export at least 50% to the EU. This is not true. That figure includes goods sent to Antwerp and Rotterdam and forward shipped to the rest of the world.
Why are we sending goods via Antwerp and Rotterdam?
a) because more ships go from those ports than from,say, Felixtowe. (Remember when London had the biggest European Freight Docks?)
b) (and here's the kicker) We import so much from, and export so little to the EU that lorries would be going back empty. Therefore they will accept any return freight they can find at minimal carrier prices. Therefore it makes sense to send goods, with end-users all over the world, via EU ports.

The "Common Market" was sold to us on the basis that it would create a "level playing field" and make us more competitive in European markets. - UNTRUE.
Our businessman received an order from a French company who wanted his product. So many obstacles were put in the way of the contract that, finally , it fell through. The French company still wanted the product and told our man that next time he would order from him, but they'd have to get the product built in Dubai.

In another case, the President of a friendly African state needed 12 schools constructed. Our man asked if the funds would be available to buy the construction materials from him. "Oh yes, the Norwegians have been. We'll get the funds now."
"How does that help?"
"Well, the EU sends 3 or 4 people here to do a report, it costs a couple of million and they go back to talk about it. The UN does the same, as does the US. We wait and hear nothing. Then the Norwegians come, spend a couple of weeks here, go back and a couple of weeks later they award us some funds. Then the others are ready to join in the project too."

The government says that businesses want the UK to stay in the EU. This may be true of the multinationals for whom intercontinental manoeuvring is necessary. Therefore the CBI is generally in favour of it. But they represent only 10% of our economy.

Ask the Federation of Small Businesses and the Institute of Directors and a different picture emerges. Remember, they represent 90% of our economy and, in most cases, have minimal contact with the EU since most of their business is domestic.

The old saw about all the jobs that would be lost.
The huge majority of lost jobs would be on the Continent since they export more to us than vice versa. No, the UK losses would be the gravy train jobs, quangos and the like.
Does anyone really believe the EU countries would embark on a trade war when it would be THEIR jobs on the line?

How about - "well we can work and live freely in EU countries now"?
There are 267,000 British people working in 26 EU countries.
There are 1.2 MILLION citizens from 26 EU countries working in the UK (and eligible for benefits).
Fair swap?
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Monday 12 July 2010

Nanny, I saw this and thought of you!

Leading doctors today weigh in on the debate over the government's role in promoting public health by demanding that ministers impose "fat taxes" on unhealthy food and introduce cigarette-style warnings to children about the dangers of a poor diet.
The demands follow comments last week by the health secretary, Andrew Lansley, who insisted the government could not force people to make healthy choices and promised to free businesses from public health regulations.
But senior medical figures want to stop fast-food outlets opening near schools, restrict advertising of products high in fat, salt or sugar, and limit sponsorship of sports events by fast-food producers such as McDonald's.
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Sunday 20 June 2010

Obama's Got His Finger On The Button.

A new bill sponsored by Senator Joe Lieberman would give the president the authority to “seize control of or even shut down portions of the Internet,” according to CNET. This essentially gives the president a “kill switch” on the internet during times of emergency.

Not only does Lieberman’s bill extend presidential powers, it also creates a new agency inside the Homeland Security Department called the National Center for Cybersecurity and Communications. The bill would mandate that the new agency would include "no less" than two deputy directors, and liaison officers to the Defense Department, Justice Department, Commerce Department, and the Director of National Intelligence.

Say no to Joe, call your Senators and tell them NOT to support the Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act. 

H/T Freedomworks
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Monday 14 June 2010

The Righteous Won't Get It.

First came this:
Unhealthy living is almost universal in Scotland, with virtually everyone in the country putting themselves at risk, according to a study.
Glasgow University researchers analysed data from 6,574 people who took part in the 2003 Scottish Health Survey.
They identified five factors which contributed most to disease in richer countries - smoking, drinking, poor diet, physical inactivity and obesity.
The report found that 97% of Scots had at least one of the risk factors. 

Then along came  Barry O'Barmy, King of all the Most Righteous with this:

Click on image to go large with extra fries

So I thought a parable was in order to demonstrate how real people think. And why, the Righteous, will fail in the endeavours.

The couple were 85 years old and had been married for sixty years.  Though they were far from rich, they managed to get by because they watched their pennies.
Though not young, they were both in very good health, largely due to the wife’s insistence on healthy foods and exercise for the last decade.
One day, their good health didn’t help when they went on a rare vacation and their plane crashed, sending them off to Heaven.
They reached the pearly gates, and St.. Peter escorted them inside.  He took them to a beautiful mansion, furnished in gold and fine silks, with a fully stocked kitchen and a waterfall in the master bath.  A maid could be seen hanging their favourite clothes in the closet.
They gasped in astonishment when he said, ‘Welcome to Heaven.  This will be your home now.’
The old man asked Peter how much all this was going to cost.  ‘Why, nothing,’ Peter replied, ‘remember, this is your reward in Heaven..’
The old man looked out the window and right there he saw a championship golf course, finer and more beautiful than any ever built on Earth..
‘What are the greens fees?,’ grumbled the old man.
‘This is heaven,’ St. Peter replied.  ‘You can play for free, every day.’
Next they went to the clubhouse and saw the lavish buffet lunch, with every imaginable cuisine laid out before them, from seafood to steaks to exotic deserts, free flowing beverages.
‘Don’t even ask,’ said St. Peter to the man..  This is Heaven, it is all free for you to enjoy.’
The old man looked around and glanced nervously at his wife.
‘Well, where are the low fat and low cholesterol foods and the decaffeinated tea?,’ he asked.
That’s the best part,’ St. Peter replied..  ‘You can eat and drink as much as you like of whatever you like and you will never get fat or sick.  This is Heaven!’
The old man pushed, ‘No gym to work out at?’
‘Not unless you want to,’ was the answer.
‘No testing my sugar or blood pressure or….’
‘Never again.  All you do here is enjoy yourself.’
The old man glared at his wife and said, ‘You and your flipping bran flakes.  We could have been here ten years ago!’
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Tuesday 8 June 2010

Kiss It Goodbye Dave.

David Cameron faces a major row over the budgetary scrutiny demand when the Prime Minister attends his first EU summit next Thursday.
Britain was isolated during a meeting of an “economic government taskforce”, chaired by Herman Van Rompuy, the EU President, last night.
Britain has however rejected EU moves towards prior scrutiny by Brussels of national budgets today, insisting that only the House of Commons would be allowed to vet British tax and spending plans.
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Thursday 20 May 2010

There are none so blind.

Don't say you weren't warned.

Gerald Warner spells out the future for any remaining Conservatives in the party:
Cameron’s move was classically Blairite. Tony Blair made no secret of his disdain, amounting to loathing, for the Labour Party, from whose culture he remained always aloof. That is similarly the case with Dave: he is not comfortable with Tories or Toryism, as this pre-emptive strike demonstrated. The need to cosy up to the Liberal Democrats energised Dave to do what he wanted to do anyway: eliminate grassroots Conservatives and Conservatism from the Conservative Party.

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Friday 7 May 2010

Friday 30 April 2010

Anti-smokers Really Do Stink.

An Appeal To Readers

April 29th, 23:54
Last night I posted up a piece which was, in part, about the social isolation and disintegration that I thought the smoking ban was causing. This evening, among the responses, there was the following anonymous message:

I am getting too old to stand outside pubs or restaurants. Plus I was taught that it was only 'ladies of the night' that stood in the street smoking.

I have been 3 years away from any social contact other than the odd hello with neighbours.

Being a widow with no family it was always going to be hard to get back into some semblance of normality with regard to socialising, but I didn't think that it would be this bad.

I used to meet up in a cafeteria with some lady friends, but now that has stopped as a few of the ladies were smokers and didn't want to stand in the street to have a cigarette.

I went to a quiz night at the local pub as there were quite a few elderly 'singles' there. That has stopped. I also playe bingo once a week and that too has stopped as there is no pleasure in having a drink there with no cigarette.

I am now on anti depressants and wish that I had the courage to kill myself and join my dear husband.

Thank you politicians for making my life not worth living after working from age 14 until 68. I am now 74 and have lost my soul and will to live in this lonely place.

Nothing needs to be added. Here in a nutshell is the social devastation caused by the smoking ban. It falls most heavily, of course, on the elderly.

I think these stories must be told. There must be thousands upon thousands - millions even - of people all over the country, and all over the world, in much the same situation. People who had their social lives destroyed. People who have become profoundly isolated and depressed as a consequence of smoking bans.

Our politically correct news media will never report any of it. They won't report it because for them smokers are non-persons, people who don't count. So it's only going to be on blogs like mine that such people are going to find a voice.

So I'd like to appeal to my readers, particularly the elderly (65-70+) and vulnerable ones like my anonymous commenter, to write to me to describe their personal experiences of the smoking ban. I'm interested in younger readers' experiences as well, of course.

And I'd like to ask readers if they know any elderly and vulnerable people who may have become isolated. Phone them up! Pop round and see them! Ask them how life has been for them. Get them to tell their story.

I'm sure there are thousands and thousands of horror stories out there, that need telling, and which antismokers would prefer never get told at all. When the stories start being told - and they will be told -, they might begin to feel ashamed of what they've done.

I've set up a googlemail account:

And I've also put up a (rather crude) box in the right margin, which will stay there.

Emails are welcome from all over the world, but since this a UK blog, non-UK writers should give some indication where they are, and what sort of ban is in force where they live.

Any suggestions are welcome.

Reblog this everyone. Let Arnott and her sick, greedy friends have a taste of their own medicine.

Thursday 29 April 2010

Come On, It's Time To Go Gordon.

 The Leaders Debate, tonight, has to be the most unedifying sight I have ever witnessed. I actually thought that Gordon was about to go postal on National TV.

Wednesday 28 April 2010

Tuesday 20 April 2010

Yes, No, or Maybe.

Ed Davey came under fire over Lib Dem policy on Trident in the TV debate yesterday.
William Hague pointed out that Mr Davey had said he would keep a nuclear deterrent.

At the weekend Lib Dem defence spokesman Nick Harvey had refused to back the deterrent. 

Mr Hague said: "There appears to be complete confusion in the Liberal Democrat position on Britain's nuclear deterrent." 

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