Thursday, 31 December 2009

Jack Inflammatory Straw Disses Da Cops

BBC News - Jack Straw 'sceptical' about overworked police

Oh, you just couldn't make it up!
Justice Secretary Jack Straw has told the BBC he is "sceptical" about claims by some police that they are overworked and spend hours filling in forms.

He said some officers "quite enjoy" being in the station "in the warm" and some forces did better than others.

Often the difference was due, not to resources, but to the "discipline and culture" within the force, he said.

But the Police Federation, which represents officers, said the remarks were "irresponsible and inflammatory".
PD James interviewed Straw this morning on the Today programme.

Sunday, 27 December 2009

Thick Intelligence

Airline bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was on terrorist ties list for 2 years -

Says it all, really, doesn't it?

So, instead of pulling this guy out for special examination at the airport, the intelligence 'community' just let him get on board. What happens now is that millions of innocent travellers are going to have to go through extra pointless security checks, suffering delays, inconvenience and cost for the next couple of years.

What a dozy bunch of tossers.

A copy of the fact sheet about the US TIDE list (Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment) is available at our Scribd site.

Thursday, 24 December 2009

The Rotting Fruit of Multiculturalism

The American Spectator
European's politicians need to be held to account for what has come to pass. Under the fatefully misguided doctrine of multiculturalism, new arrivals into Europe are not only not encouraged to integrate into their host country, they are actively encouraged to separate themselves off from it. Governments speak to minorities through unelected, self-appointed community "spokespeople." There is no such thing as society: just different "communities." It is almost a textbook example of how to split a nation apart. And since Islamic terror came to Europe it has begun to dawn on some people that multiculturalism has provided more problems than it has solutions. Even those on the left who used to champion the policy of anti-integration have started to notice where it leads, as urban ghettoes grew into ghetto cities and completely parallel societies develop.
This is a warning of what is to come not just in the UK but throughout the whole of the EU. The deliberate destruction of nation states and the attack on national cultures and identities will end in strife.

One thing is assured: our political classes will have learnt nothing.

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Hillier ID Card Cretin

Identity minister forgets ID card.

Yes, Meg Hillier, the latest Labour apologist for the ID card scheme, proves yet again what a bunch of fuckwits they all are:
Identity minister Meg Hillier arrived at a photocall to promote identity cards, but then realised she left her own at home.

She travelled to Liverpool to announce a further roll-out of the controversial identity cards across the North West.

Ms Hillier checked her handbag for the card before putting the slip-up down to the demands of looking after her baby.
Meanwhile, over in Hull, a man and his wife are prevented from boarding a ferry after their ID cards are refused:
A man has received an apology from the Home Office after his ID card was refused as he tried to board a ferry to Rotterdam.

Norman Eastwood, from Salford, and his wife Jeanette were planning to travel from Hull on P&O Ferries on Saturday.

The new ID card, introduced in Manchester, can be used instead of a passport across Europe - but the travel firm said it did not know this.

A Home Office spokesman said it "seems to be an isolated experience".
What I want to know is why have Mr and Mrs Eastwood got these damn cards in the first place. Did they sign up voluntarily? Do they realise what they've let themselves in for? Why the hell didn't they just bring their passports?

Even poor old Kosmoplito, Euro-luvvie, has had problems with his Belgian ID card in Sainsburys.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

A Decade Of Unfreedom (Spiked)

Labour's attack on our liberties.

Tim Black on the destruction of liberties under Labour during the 2000s.

Romanian Minister In EU Mould

Controversial minister to oversee EU funds in Romania.
A glamourous former advisor to the Romanian president has been nominated as minister for regional development, in charge of billions of euros in EU aid to a country struggling with corruption and maladministration.

In a skyrocketing career, the 36-year-old Elena Udrea is currently minister of tourism in a caretaker government led by Romania's Emil Boc.

Following Mr Boc's upcoming re-appointment as prime minister, Ms Udrea is to add the regional development portfolio to her tourism job, putting her in control of €3.7 billion from the EU budget for 2007 to 2013, for the sake of improving housing, infrastructure and tourism.

Seen as a protégé of Romanian President Traian Basescu, Ms Udrea was the subject of a parliamentary inquiry in September, which recommended opening a criminal investigation into the way she had used public money to fund media campaigns.

Germans To Inferfere In British Politics

According to The German Institute of International and Security Affairs is advising their government to neutralise British Euroscepticism, particularly with the prospect of a Conservative government in the near future: "German government advisors are insisting on concerted efforts to politically neutralize British EU-skeptics."

The text of the article, "The End of Sovereignty" (yes, they do admit it, unlike our politicians!) can be found at German-Foreign-Policy, and the document by the German Institute can be read here.


This is all going to end in tears. Theirs.

Friday, 18 December 2009

UK E-Borders Crap Illegal Under EU Law? Hahahahahahahaha

U.K.’s Plan to Track Visitors May Be Illegal, Lawmakers Say
Dec. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s 1.2 billion-pound ($1.94 billion) plan to track passenger movements in and out of the U.K. probably will be ruled illegal under European Union law, a panel of British lawmakers said.

The Home Affairs Committee said the so-called e-Borders program, which allows authorities to check passenger data supplied by airlines against a watch-list of suspected criminals, probably won’t be legal to operate on routes between the U.K. and European Union.

The panel said the program, which brings together the U.K.’s immigration agency, customs, police and visas authority, would interfere with both EU data protection standards and a rule that citizens of the 27-nation bloc can travel freely as long as they can show an identity document. The lawmakers want the program put on hold until its validity can be tested.

“The major stumbling block, and a very disappointing oversight, is that we are sure that what the program requires will be illegal,” Keith Vaz, a lawmaker from the ruling Labour Party who leads the panel, said in an e-mail. “It is shocking that money has already been spent on a program which could never be implemented.”

Damian Green, a member of Parliament who speaks on immigration for the Conservative opposition, said “it beggars belief that after so many years of pursuing this project, the government still isn’t sure whether it is even legal.”

Immigration Minister Phil Woolas said the program is “fully compliant with EU law and has been confirmed by the European Commission.” The program has screened 137 million passengers and led to 4,700 arrests since 2005, he said.
Fuckwits, the lot of them. Woolas being one of the biggest fuckwits ever to hold office.

EU Justice Bent As Buggery

Eurojust chief quits over power abuse scandal:

"The head of Eurojust, the EU's anti-crime agency, resigned on Wednesday after he was suspended for 30 days for having put pressure on Portuguese prosecutors in order to stop a corruption probe involving Prime Minister Jose Socrates."

That about says it all with regard to the EU.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Blair Is A War Criminal - Reg Keys

Reg Keys, father of one of the British soldiers killed in Iraq shows more honesty and courage in berating Blair than any of our paid representatives.

Hans Blix, on the BBC website, talks of Blair's 'lack of sincerity' in the latest instalment of this saga.

Trafigura Trafigura Carter-Ruck Trafigura BBC

New Statesman - BBC removes Trafigura story after legal threat.

The bastards are at it again.

Watch the orginal video on Charters & Co Youtube: Trafigura.

Monday, 14 December 2009

Polishing Blair's Halo

Matthew Taylor on Tony Blair's admission about regime change in Iraq:
I was going to post about my former boss’s interview with Fern Britton. Tony Blair said that even if had not thought there were WMD he would still have tried to make a case for regime change in Iraq. Whatever we may think of this opinion, it is simply wrong to claim, as many commentators seem to, that this is the same as saying ‘I had decided to invade and made up the WMD threat as a pretext’.
Well, yes, it is. Some of us don't have problems understanding the English language since it is completely clear that this is exactly what Blair has admitted. Here is what he said:
"If you had known then that there were no WMDs, would you still have gone on?" Blair was asked. He replied: "I would still have thought it right to remove him [Saddam Hussein]".

Significantly, Blair added: "I mean obviously you would have had to use and deploy different arguments about the nature of the threat."
Being politic in his choice of words he may have been, but the import is undeniable, especially when you take into account Blair's self-regarding opportunism and his reverential attitude to the sanctity of his own conscience.

Saddam had no WMDs; Blair and his advisers knew it; the Americans knew it and most of us knew it. It was perfectly obvious to many people (perhaps the majority) that even if Britain did not join in the Americans were going to invade Iraq whether they had justifiable reasons or UN resolutions or not.

For years now we have had to put up with this charade conducted by the politicians and the media that there were reliable justifications for the war. Blair lied and lied again about it and the lickspittles in parliament and the civil service gave their assent to this criminality.

It's sickening to watch the spectacle of a moral derelict such as Blair parading his self-justifications in public, being 'interviewed' by someone like Fern Britton (surely as rigorous as playing roly-poly with a Dulux puppy) when so many thousands of people have died and suffered as a result of his vanity.

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Ever Had A Real Job? Moi?

QUENTIN LETTS: Buttoned-down vocal delivery. Clipped manner. The warmth of Capt Scott's tent.

Quentin Letts decribes the encounter between 'Dame' Suzi Leather, boss of the Chair of the Charity Commission, and Tory MP Liddell-Grainger in a parliamentary committee:
All of which was too much for Mr Liddell-Grainger. During the first 45 minutes of yesterday's hearing he fidgeted while listening to the Dame's dulcet tones.

But there is only so much talking-down a shires Tory can take, and yesterday Mr Liddell-Grainger reached breaking point at 10.51am. That was the moment volcano Grainger blew.

'Have you ever HAD a proper job?' he asked her loudly. He raised the membership of the Charity Commission's board. 'Have you got ANY one who's come from industry? Every single one of you seem to be quango queens.'

Committee chairman Tony Wright (Lab, Cannock Chase) tried to restrain his colleague. 'Ian!' he said. Mr Liddell-Grainger ignored him.

He started to run through the commission's board members, noting their various sins - two having a BBC background ('that's bad enough!'), one having toiled for an NHS trust, another coming from a social development outfit.

It was a glorious rant. Dame Suzi and her sidekicks reacted like ants under attack, diving for pieces of paper, recoiling, their faces filling with alarm and indignation.

At which point Mr Liddell-Grainger stood up, folded his tent, and departed for the Chamber of the Commons to pursue other matters, the day's happy little act of vandalism done. Great sport. Though not for Dame Suzi.
Charities and voluntary organisations (or 'The Third Sector' as it is officially desginated by New Labour) have been deliberately corrupted by this government as a means of spreading their 'values' without public scrutiny or awareness, and the Charity Commission itself has not been exempt.

Public life is infested with Labour's professional apparatchiks like Leather. The sooner we get rid of the lot of them the better.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

No Action Taken Against Common Purpose

Common Purpose to face no further action from Information Commissioner
The Information Commissioner's Office has decided not to take any further action against leadership training charity Common Purpose despite upholding its initial assessment that the charity had probably breached data protection principles.

The ICO ruled in October that the charity was unlikely to have complied with the provisions in the Data Protection Act 1998 on processing personal data when it compiled a list containing the personal details of people who had made requests under the Freedom of Information Act relating to its dealings with public authorities.

The list was sent to public authorities receiving new Freedom of Information Act requests to demonstrate the view of Common Purpose that the requests were vexatious.
Not that I'm being paranoid, you understand.

Other links: What Do They Know?
Common Purpose

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

A Very Good Idea

A very good idea from A Very British Dude:
Due to the bankruptcy of Great Britain Plc I suggest we make the following cuts. Fire anybody with the words “Diversity”, “Community”, “Communication”, “Engagement”, “Environmental” (with the exception of Rat Catchers who can go back to being called Rat Catchers), “Ethnic” or “Liaison” in their job title.
To which I would add the words "Equality", "Empowerment", "Policy", "Strategy", "Wellbeing", "Quality", "Safeguarding" and "Pathfinder", even if these are just in the job description.

Research, Information and Communications Unit

The Research, Information and Communications Unit is part of the HO's Office for Security and Counter Terrorism.

I'm still looking the text of the list of 'banned' words issued to ministers, as mentioned by The Sun and others.
MINISTERS have been BANNED from using words like Islamist and fundamentalist - in case they offend Muslims.

An eight-page Whitehall guide lists words they should not use when talking about terrorism in public and gives politically correct alternatives.

They are told not to refer to Muslim extremism as it links Islam to violence. Instead, they are urged to talk about terrorism or violent extremism.

Fundamentalist and Jihadi are also banned because they make an "explicit link" between Muslims and terror.
All to be expected.

Also picked up by The All-Seeing Eye.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Scarlett's Dodgy Munition Weapons Lie

Iraq inquiry: Sir John Scarlett says he was not put under pressure by Number 10 over 'dodgy dossier' And if you believe that...

Sir John also conceded it would have been better if his report had been more specific about the 45-minute claim to make clear it referred to munitions not weapons.

But he said there was no 'conscious intention to manipulate the language or to obfuscate or to create a misunderstanding'.
...which is an obvious and disgraceful lie. Using the word 'weapons' when they meant 'munitions' is a blatant attempt to mislead.

Scarlett also said he had seen a draft of Blair's foreword
and knew what it said but had never considered it his role to alter Mr Blair's wording.

'My memory at the time was that this was something which was the Prime Minister's and was going out under his submission so it was different from the attention that I had paid to the wording of the dossier,' he told the panel.

He admitted that it might have been better if the political argument had not been put at the start of the report, which gave rise to the claim that Saddam could launch WMDs against British bases within 45 minutes.
Weasel words - the claim about the 45 minutes was either true or not; it had nothing to do with the political argument.

Considering that we were about to embark on an unjustified and disastrous war, Scarlett should have shown more integrity and courage, but that would have been too much to expect from the current political classes.

Just in case your memory needs refreshing on Blair's own words to the House of Commons on this matter, this is what he said:
I am aware, of course, that people will have to take elements of this on the good faith of our intelligence services, but this is what they are telling me, the British Prime Minister, and my senior colleagues. The intelligence picture that they paint is one accumulated over the last four years. It is extensive, detailed and authoritative. It concludes that Iraq has chemical and biological weapons, that Saddam has continued to produce them, that he has existing and active military plans for the use of chemical and biological weapons, which could be activated within 45 minutes, including against his own Shia population, and that he is actively trying to acquire nuclear weapons capability...

The Government dossier confirms that Iraq is self-sufficient in biological weapons and that the Iraqi military is ready to deploy those, and chemical weapons, at some 45 minutes' notice.
A heap of festering lies.

Monday, 7 December 2009

Britain Shafted For French Farmers

Stitch-up? Now France excludes Britain from special talks on EU farm spending.
The French government has summoned a meeting of what it called the "G22" - senior ministers from 22 European states - in an attempt to influence a rethink of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

However, it has not invited Britain or other so-called "reform nations" - the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark and Malta - all of which have argued for a full overhaul of EU farm subsidies.
Watching our incompetent ministers and officials being outwitted by our EU 'colleagues' in France and elsewhere is an ambarrassing reminder of why we should pull out of the whole damn show. Blair and Brown surrendered a big chunk of our rebate a couple of years back in exchange for 'promises' made by those colleagues to review the Common Agricultural Policy. In believing EU lies they showed themselves to be inept and spineless.

The French are not our colleagues or our allies. Neither are the Germans. The EU is a Franco-German stitch-up. The French in particular are keen to destroy London as Europe's financial capital, while all the Eurocrats are keen to see Britain reduced and dismantled. And they want our money as well.

We have our politicians to thank for this shameful situation.

Sunday, 6 December 2009

The New Labour Jugend

Demos have released a new publication, Service Nation, which has (of course) found favour with the commissars of New Labour (Ministers back 'national service' from age seven).
citizenship is not just about individual rights and legal status, but about participating in communities with a view to securing the common good: we are citizens not only of a polity but of a community.

Thus civic service encapsulates the idea that there should be an expectation that citizens contribute to their communities by ‘giving something back’ at one – or several – points in their lives. It differs from volunteering, which is more commonly perceived as an add-on to citizenship: something that is morally desirable but not an integral or implied expectation in return for the benefits that citizenship confers.
So there you have it: compulsory civic service, courtesy of the state. Nothing to do with differing or more traditional views; nothing to do with individual responsibility, freedom or choice; just pure statism at its most nauseatingly self-righteous and authoritarian.

New Labour's 'citizenship' agenda is nothing more than state propaganda and indoctrination, an attempt to create a passive, compliant and uncritical populace. What that citizenry will be serving, though, is not their own country, but the state and its apparatchiks.

(The Demos publication is available on our Scribd site).

Booed In Normandy, Shunned In Brum

Our great leader doesn't have the common touch, especially when it comes to the miltary.

Having been booed by veterans in Normandy earlier in the year, he has now been shunned by wounded soldiers at home:
Gordon Brown was snubbed by badly injured Afghan veterans when they closed curtains round their beds during a hospital visit and refused to speak to him.

More than half the soldiers being treated at the Selly Oak hospital ward in Birmingham either asked for the curtains to be closed or deliberately avoided the prime minister, according to several of those present.

The soldiers, who have sustained some of the worst injuries seen in Afghanistan, described his visit as “opportunistic” and a “waste of time”.
Brown: deluded, dangerous and in denial.

Reverse Cultural Suicide Revolution

Peter Hitchens in the Mail:
Yet again we are told that the schools don’t teach and the police don’t go out on the beat. When will people grasp that this is because of the Left-wing dogma that has us in its grip? Leftists are opposed to proper teaching on principle and think crime is caused by poverty and abuse. We need a reverse cultural revolution to put these things right. We won’t get it from the Tories.
It is quite obvious to many of us that there is a deliberate policy of destroying education as most of us have understood it. That's why so many young people leave school knowing nothing, having read nothing, unable to write, unprepared for life - and all despite the government's continuous prating about equipping them with up-to-date 'skills' for a 'fast-changing world', as if no one had ever had to cope with change before.

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Toy Guns Will Frighten Cops Into Shooting Kids

Police warn parents against buying toy guns as Christmas presents.
Parents are being warned by police not to buy their children realistic looking toy guns this Christmas as it could lead to them being shot by armed marksmen.

Senior officers are becoming increasingly alarmed at the amount of calls they are responding to that involve young people innocently playing with imitation firearms.

Most children, parents and teachers are unaware of the risks generated by toy and imitation guns, officers say.

As well as children playing in the street, student film-makers have been warned about using fake guns in their productions.
Just the kind of police we want: hysterical, armed wimps frightened of kids with toys.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

198 Methods of Nonviolent Action

198 Methods of Nonviolent Action

Courtesy of via Voice of the Resistance et al.

Take your pick. Let's get going.

Treason Complete

Daily Express | UK News :: Lisbon Treaty: EU takes charge of Britain

The Lisbon Constitution is now in force. Our politicians have succesfully surrendered our sovereignty to a bunch of unelected foreigners in Brussels. Our media have been guilty of colluding in this by refusing to talk about it.

Gordon Brown signed the Lisbon Treaty. He is a traitor.

Any politician who is not opposed to this monstrous action is a traitor.