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Don’t you know who you are writing about?

By Mike Cunningham On December 12th, 2012 at 9:34 am

 

Reading a Telegraph story about their ongoing ‘expenses’ investigation into various M.P.s, and the reception they got from one Maria Miller, a Front Bench Minister in the Tory Party, one wonders if the ‘steel fist’ is as well disguised as it ever was.

Seems as though the Telegraph reporters told the Minister’s adviser that they were running a story which was distinctly negative about our Maria, and the adviser replied that, as our Maria was in fact going to be responsible for overseeing the Press when all the Laws have been re-written, perhaps the Telegraph ought to think again.

“Don’t you know who I am, and what power I will have in the very near future?” isn’t a question that I would have expected from a Tory some years ago, but as the Party has changed so much, perhaps it is not so surprising!

Checking out the photograph, I am reminded of the old phrase, ‘the smile on the face of the tiger’.

Welcome indeed.

By Mike Cunningham On November 25th, 2012 at 10:02 am

UKIP is pleased to announce the appointment of two organisations as new corporate sponsors of the recruitment drive for membership of UKIP.

Firstly, they welcome with open arms the shrewish cow who rejoices in the title of Rotherham’s Strategic Director of Children and Young People’s Services, who they really believe should be given a title for services to UKIP.

Secondly, as a follow-up to the first appointment, the collective crew at Barnardos who stopped this lady from mentoring children leaving Council care because she was a UKIP member.

margaret’s soul-brother steps down

By Mike Cunningham On November 22nd, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Politics in America has long proved to be as dirty as its parent in these shady shores, and this is just another episode.

The Margaret of the title is of course Margaret Moran, she of the expenses and the extremely convenient ‘mental illness’, and her distant cousin is of course the ‘promising politician’  Jesse Jackson Jr. Seeing as CREW sees all Republicans as demons in disguise, and all Democrats as ‘whiter-than-white’, Jesse must really have impressed them!

The BBC. Trust? Nope, not likely!

By Mike Cunningham On November 12th, 2012 at 11:27 am

We have, in this once-Great Britain, a State within a State. Opinionated in the extreme, uncomprehending and disbelieving of anything outwith its own narrow ideals; the BBC stands, it believes, above the ‘plebs’ whom it is supposed to serve, because the employees, journalists and executives of that organisation ‘know’ that they, and they alone, are right in their beliefs that anything ‘liberal’ or ‘left-wing’ is good, and to be applauded; whilst anything, an opinion, a voice, a movement which argues for the opposing school of thought is to be denigrated, scorned and, naturally, denied either a voice or a chance to respond.

We see this BBC ‘ideal’ at work today whenever the slightest query is raised about the governance or indeed operational activities of that same BBC; and the slightly-incredulous replies come spilling out of the mouths of the time-servers, the so-called ‘great and good’; in other, slightly more realistic terms, those who have ‘sucked off the hind teat’ for far too long.

A typical example was heard this morning with David Dimbleby being ‘questioned’ by a BBC Today presenter regarding the unfortunate and ill-prepared ex-Director General’s replies to questions regarding the ill-starred Newsnight investigation which of course featured the finger being pointed at a Tory politician without that same finger’s evidence being investigated at all. Dimbleby stated ‘Well, of course the D-G needs to be a man who has built a support network which can ask, ‘have you read the Guardian, and have you seen what is being said on Twitter about subject A, or B?’ The question which should be asked of Dimbleby, as well as all the other time-servers and lick-spittles, is ‘which universe do you inhabit, and why aren’t you in ours; instead of inhabiting cloud-cuckoo land?’

Ask yourself one question, and one only. ‘Do you instinctively hold anything you hear about any subject  which is being discussed on the BBC as being the unvarnished truth; or do you instinctively attempt to unravel the words in your mind, whilst clearing the built-in bias which is present in everything the BBC produces?’

When Britons heard the tones of Lord Haw-Haw, otherwise known as the American-born traitor William Joyce, they knew who was speaking, and from whence came his words. They were the words of an enemy, of a system which was to be revealed as treacherous and evil almost beyond belief, and as such they were easily identified and dismissed. But Great Britain has, for far too long, harboured its own brand of treasonous and vicious bile, smoothly delivered and expertly polished, but just as deadly to the old-fashioned ideals of honesty and justice which Great Britain once harboured so transparently.

Two Despots together

By Mike Cunningham On November 11th, 2012 at 11:00 am

In a considered effort to supply the conversation preceeding, during, and of course after the investiture of the King Abdul Aziz Medal on David Cameron by the reigning Saudi King, I would like your consideration of the following sentences:-

“Well, yes, your Majesty, it is true that I am a firm believer and proponent of ‘Homosexual Marriage’ especially in a religious place; but please be assured that we would never comment upon other friendly Nations’ attitudes towards those whom we profess to uplift.!

“The order for those BAe Typhoons has been signed, your Majesty, and the other weaponry orders have all been confirmed. Please ignore any further mention of our tiresome Bribery Laws, we will contrive with the weaponry manufacturer to continue to place the necessary funds into the Swiss bank accounts as usual; less my usual fifteen percent finder’s fee!”

“Human Rights. your Majesty? I don’t allow our lot a meaningful vote on anything, so why should I query the practices of a friendly Nation such as yours!”

“Well, of course I have to spout the usual twaddle for the cameras and this tiresome bunch of media reporters, but please be assured, we never, ever mention the small local difficulties which Saudi Arabia deals with so very efficiently. Thanks for the medal, your Majesty!”

“Well, I know that President Obama kissed your hand, but he is, after all, a fellow muslim, so its only natural!”

 

Tell it like it is.

By Mike Cunningham On October 27th, 2012 at 10:10 am

I am a member of the Tell the Telegraph community, and I thought I would copy my response to a panel query on when a poppy symbol should appear on the website:-

The topic under debate is one of when the Royal British Legion Poppy symbol should be shown on the Telegraph masthead. Surely the more appropriate debate should be centred around the tragic loss of lives in that dusty hell-hole commonly known as Afghanistan; and perhaps more importantly a discussion of the possible fate of all the politicians who sent, and continue to send, British Services personnel into harms way in order to establish a ‘Democratic State’ in Afghanistan.

The other ‘purpose’ of this multi-billion pound endeavour is alleged to be ‘keeping us safer here at home’ because of the sacrifices of those bright shining spirits in the drug- and blood-soaked sands of Afghanistan. The sheer lunacy of even believing in the very idea of a ‘democratic Government’ in Afghanistan should give all sensible people a pause for thought.

We tried it, to govern Afghanistan that is, over a century ago, and we eventually scurried out over the bodies of the sixteen-odd thousand British members of the column from Jalalabad. We went in again, time after time, to prevent influence from France, from Russia, and it got us absolutely nowhere.

We should have taken to heart the warning of the latest Russian occupation which was to support their Afghan proxy, an occupation which was total, brutal and unswerving, but which eventually came to nothing after the Mujahideen gained superiority through the advent of the Stinger missile supplied by America. Was the NATO-led invasion justified after 9/11? Most certainly yes, but instead of ‘nation-building’ by force, which has ever been a fruitless exercise wherever it been tried, we should have handed over to the Afghanis, told then that the next time the West would be coming, we would be coming to make their ‘country’ a smoking radio-active car-park, and to mind their manners; and then left.

Western politicians have yet to learn that you cannot make a Nation out of ten thousand villages, soaked in the beliefs of muslim autocracy. But we saw Bush, and Blair, and all the other guilty parties, including the fool John Reid, with his forever-remembered ‘British Forces could leave Afghanistan without a shot being fired’, prate, and parade, and posture.

We saw them line up beside the Cenotaph, with their wreaths of poppies, while not understanding that what they had signed the British Army up to achieve was just unachievable. And let us not forget that none of these posturing, primping princes of political thought have ever served one single day in uniform, of any colour or rank, at all.

We do not retain, in Britain, the ability to legally kill someone who has committed treason, but I for one would sign any petition to restore such a power, and then the first ones to be tried would be every politician, of any Party, who has expressed the slightest desire to extend, for one second, our presence in the corrupt stagnant pool of drugs, grand-scale larceny and murder which is the alleged country named Afghanistan.

Remember, remember; the fifth….

By Mike Cunningham On October 19th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

Cast your minds back a few moths to an idea which was actually proposed by the Coalition Government, laid down in Hansard, but then conveniently forgotten.

Now just scan the present headlines about massive fraud and theft by the same MPs who were ‘at it’ last time around, and then you may recall why that eminently sensible proposal was dropped like a hot snot!

The men of ‘Asian Appearance’

By Mike Cunningham On October 14th, 2012 at 11:54 am

I have contacted my MP for Durham City, Roberta Blackman-Woods, on many occasions and on many subjects. I have written, or rather e-mailed, on Social security, the EU & Turkey; on holding armed police to account for their actions; on our membership of the EU, regarding battery-caged hens and the Court of Protection. I have received many replies, most of which are frustratingly anodyne, and most of which never answer the straight-forwards questions which I ask. But I never fail to receive a reply, sometimes delayed, but never ignored!

Except once! Only one query has resulted in a stultifying silence, with no response, comment or justification! I copy the letter below, and simply ask; ‘I wonder why there has been no response?’

I write in connection with the reported voting fraud in Tower Hamlets, as listed in the ConservativeHome Blog and would wish to address several questions to the Home Secretary

•        Why have all enquiries known about so far resulted in no prosecutions whatsoever in the field of electoral fraud or ‘personation’?
•        Why have the police not instituted, despite documented evidence, enquiries leading to prosecutions in this matter?
•        Why have polling stations in the Tower Hamlets area not been freed of voter intimidation as alleged on the blogsite; as well as the arrest of any person deemed to be harassing a prospective female voter on the grounds of ‘not being modestly dressed’?
•        May I also enquire, through your office as my M.P., why the Electoral Commission has not been directed by the Home Office to institute a thorough and all-encompassing enquiry into the allegations of fraud within the Tower Hamlets area?
•        Finally, will you ask the Home Secretary if any Police actions or investigations have been curtailed because of ‘cultural awareness’?.

If such questions can be asked within the House of Commons, or alternatively by written questions, I, as well as many, many others, would agree that true democracy is being served!

Regards.

all is revealed!!

By Mike Cunningham On October 11th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

I have often wondered whether politicians really understand that they inhabit a different world, and indeed reality; to the rest of us earth-bound plebs.

This idea, or indeed belief, can best be examined by an analysis of one of the Tory ‘Top’ ideas. This notion, which is the basis for the lunacy of giving some £7-odd Billion away to an assortment of dictators, scroungers and so-called charities which are fronts for Swiss Bank accounts is that by throwing all our cash way without any checks whatsoever, will de-toxify the Tory Party, and release it from the ‘Nasty’ image which presumably was the legacy when they ran the country rather efficiently!

The only redeeming feature of this policy, as far as I can tell, redeeming as far as the Conservative Party is concerned; is that they aren’t giving away their money; they are giving away ours!

Only from the ‘top’ insider!

By Mike Cunningham On October 4th, 2012 at 9:25 am

There have been many attempts at stating who was to blame for the West Coast Rail franchise cock-up, and how to recover from this mess;  but this morning I heard Lord ‘Gus’ O’Donnell’s answer at 08.10 on the Today Programme, which was to pay the Civil Servants; the clowns who got the Transport Department into the hole it presently resides in lots; more money. “Only by attracting the best can we offer the best”.

 

With mindsets like that one, who can say how bad things are behind the customary wall of secrecy of the so-called Civil Service?