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Two sorts of Savings

By Mike Cunningham On July 8th, 2013 at 1:00 pm

We are told (nudged, no less) by the QUANGO known as the Energy Savings Trust that we could collectively save £215 millions over a year if we shortened our shower times by a minute.

We are not told, however, that we could save £56 millions per year if these people were sacked, the QUANGO closed down, and all their patronising and stupid advice was shelved, PERMANENTLY!

Headline news?

By Mike Cunningham On July 7th, 2013 at 12:15 pm

It is indeed a strange world we inhabit. A substantial proportion of the whole Egyptian nation decided to tell its ‘elected’ President to take a hike, and who does that same elected President listen to? He listens to an intermediary for the Americans, who strangely enough are the paymasters to the Egyptian military. He then decides that he is the master, and the military are the servants of the State. The generals, who have watched as Morsi’s creeping Islamization got steadily worse, heard the news that a former terrorist had been placed as a Governor of Luxor province, and commenced their moves. Tens of Millions stood and protested, and the Generals took over. A sad anniversary of our own, and no-one even bothers to write, except a few bloggers.

And what do we see as front page headlines yesterday and today?

Will Andy win?                 Who is Andy?

Who will be the Women’s Wimbledon champion?

The Lions (who dat? Ed.) win through.

Will the weather remain fair, and hot, or sunny?

Will the Ashes stay in England?               Who or what got burnt when the Ashes were manufactured? Who cares?

The only newsworthy item which justified a headline was ‘Prescott resigns from the Privy Council’. although I would take long odds as to anyone actually remembering that John Prescott, who consistently reminded everyone that ‘he worked forCunard’, remained a Privy Council member anyway. We probably won’t hear the happy sighs of relief from the Main Lady inside Buckingham Palace, but that is because Her Majesty has always maintained a stoical silence in front of the many blowhards and dead-from-the-neck-upwards-politicians she has been lumbered with over the past sixty-odd years.

Ooooops….(En Francais)

By Mike Cunningham On May 23rd, 2013 at 2:05 pm


The IMF criticizes Tory Chancellor and Coalition Govt’s path on the austerity programme.


This would be the same IMF whose boss is Christine LaGarde?


Or as our French friends would exclaim……………Zut Alors!



and then Nick said….

By Mike Cunningham On May 23rd, 2013 at 9:10 am

1………..Wales MPs were due to be chopped from forty to thirty, but then Nick said no.


2……….Cameron attempts to veto EU Budget; Nick turns on his Cabinet boss and says ‘no’!


3………..Referendum on AV fails to deliver Lib-Dem hopes: Nick vetoes constituency changes.


Clegg reproves Tory MP’s over ‘game-playing. Wins Black kettle award.



Sign Here

By Mike Cunningham On May 20th, 2013 at 12:22 am

I wish to advise all ATW readers that I am busy forming the S.E.L. Party, the initials being self-explanatory.


I project that we shall be taking votes from what remains of the Tory Party after mass desertions to U.K.I.P.



a true advocate for ‘crime in the community’?

By Mike Cunningham On May 11th, 2013 at 1:02 pm

Read a ‘spin’ piece in the Telegraph about the complaints and inner sadness of a Mr. Shaun Bailey, a one-time Tory Party candidate, an ‘adviser’ to the Prime Minister on ‘youth, crime and race issues’ who has apparently been demoted and side-tracked to a part-time role in the Cabinet Office. Seems Mr Bailey has many ‘friends’ who have spoken to the newspaper about his great abilities, his great interest in politics, and his deep and wide knowledge of problems in the black community in the wider wastes outside the Westminster circle. Our shy and humble activist, who apparently has fallen out of favour with the Eton-educated friends who surround David Cameron, is sad that his many words of advice have fallen on stony ground, but has not spoken out himself as he still dreams of being a Tory Party MP.

What was brushed past in the Telegraph piece was the news about our Shaun and his ‘Charity’ which was closed down by himself, but not before such headline comments as accounts indicated massively disproportionate back-office costs and a failure to account for nearly £16,000. and ‘It seems Bailey wouldn’t know voluntary sector best practice if it jumped up and said “marginal constituency”. from Political Scrapbook were published online. Shaun has also come across our sights before, as when he and several other candidates clowns posed in the pages of the Daily Mail as part of the A-listers who were supposed to claim the votes of marginal constituencies all around the country in 2010.

Seems as though Shaun is trying a bit of self-publicity out, to see if it works. For a front-page spread in a national newspaper, seems to me as though news is a bit thin on the ground to give a whole heap of free publicity to a scrounger.

All hail the Telegraph

By Mike Cunningham On May 10th, 2013 at 9:34 am

The thieves continue to cough up their ill-gotten gains.


Tory Stewart Jackson is being sued for £54,000 after failing to agree a repayment plan. Andy Burnham still owes £2,850.24 after creaming off a £4,456.08 capital gains profit, to be repaid by November this year. John Denham is due to pay back £5,394.80, David Willetts owes £7,230.74, James Paice £9,177.12, Andrew George is paying back ten grand and Brian Donohoe still owes £7,369.36. Philip Hammond is on his last repayment of £34,883.54 capital gains. Most MPs have already paid back the cash they made, David Gauke forked out £26,762.76, John Whittingdale £12,441.00, Tim Yeo £3,215.74, David Jones £81,446.00, Greg Campbell £61,403.18, and Hazel Blears £7,644.00.


I wonder how much would have even been seen leaving a single bank asccount if we had not learnt of the gross theft and general malfeasance by just about all the MPs of the last Parliament, greasy-lipped Cameron included?

H/t to Witterings at Witney

A musical interlude

By Mike Cunningham On May 6th, 2013 at 9:58 am

Dedicated to Ken Clarke, David Cameron, George Osborne and all the other blind fools who, by their broadcast contempt for an opposite point of view, managed to spread the UKIP word so much better that any other form of advertising.

..and the purpose of your visit?

By Mike Cunningham On May 6th, 2013 at 9:45 am

There are many things I could state in reaction to the results of this Demos survey, but I will attempt to keep things on a civil level.

When Trevor Philips, one of the architects of the cuddly multi-culti state of garbage we have been forced to live in states ‘the findings should make us ‘a little anxious’, and were ‘not good news for the cause of integration’; do you agree with him? Or do you ask why we should even consider integrating with a whole bunch of foreigners who definitely do not want to ‘integrate’ with us?

Were we ever, ever asked, as a Nation, whether we wanted to have hundreds of thousands of people who think and behave so differently to ourselves, planted within our town and cities, all in the cause of ‘Diversity’?

It is true that a fair chunk of the newly-arrived are ‘people like us’; such as the Polish migrants, largely Catholic as can be seen from the enlarged congregations in many Catholic churches; and with such as them, I have no problems at all. No problems because all they wish for is a chance to work, to make a better life, to set down roots. But I do have a problem with the vast herds of Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, Iraqis and other clumps from the cess-pits of Asia and the Middle East. Why, because they do not wish to assimilate.They do not wish to adopt our ways. They carry with them the seeds of destruction of our very way of life because, deep down, they want to change our nation into a Muslim society.

Consider the results of another survey, one where over 30% of young Muslim respondents accepted the use of murder to further their religious ends to be justified.

The simple truth is that this violence is in their very DNA, in their koranic scriptures; ready to be subverted and used by any messianic mullah with access to a computer and a mosque meeting-room. Take a student, fill his mind with rhetoric, subvert the very teachings of his prophet towards a hatred of the people who have welcomed him in to their very homes and hearths; and what do you get?

Tamerlan Tsarnaev!




Your voice…. Your vote

By Mike Cunningham On May 1st, 2013 at 12:37 pm

As we approach the day when we, as the people who are supposed to count; supposed to have been consulted; and supposed to be satisfied with the results of previous endeavours; finally have to chance to actually VOTE,  just pause for a second and ask yourself if you are indeed content with the ‘status quo’ of Local and indeed National Politics over the past few decades?

Because of decisions taken by a very few, we no longer hold control over much of our local assets, over how they are handled, or indeed mis-handled. We have seen large swathes of matters which used to be held under local control grabbed by Central Government; and indeed much of our Sovereign identity handed over to a bunch of bureaucrats in Brussels without so much as a murmur raised at the wholesale looting of the public purse which has been the result. One glaring example of the ‘Looting’ was seen as it emerged that my uncle died in Normandy, and my father served throughout 1939-45 whilst Great Britain, alongside its Allies, were fighting the European Civil War.

So go to the Council Election Polls tomorrow, and vote; but think well before casting that precious token. I would not dream of attempting to tell anyone how to vote, but just take a wry look back, and then attempt to reassure yourself that your vote has been well spent in years gone by. I shall be voting tomorrow, but not one of the candidates who stand behind any of the three main Parties’ banners shall get my vote. I shall be voting for any candidate brave enough to hold to an ‘Independent’ banner. We do not have a UKIP candidate in our local constituency, so the Independent Candidate shall get my vote.

But whether you take my advice, or listen to your own mind and experience, it does not matter which: as long as you go and vote, that is what men have fought, bled and died for; so that you can tread the boards into the booth, and choose!

“We who are living in the west today are fortunate. Freedom has been bequeathed to us. We have not had to carve it out of nothing; we have not had to pay for it with our lives. But it would be a grave mistake to think that freedom requires nothing of us. Each of us has to earn freedom anew in order to possess it. We do so not just for our own sake, but for the sake of our children, so that they may build a better future that will sustain over the world the responsibilities and blessings of freedom.”

Margaret Thatcher.