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ATW QOTD

By Pete Moore On May 2nd, 2012 at 11:11 am

Wasn’t all that long ago, within my parents’ life time if not my own, that you didn’t pay income tax until you were on average or above wages. Now you do if you’re part time on the minimum wage.

That’s Tim Worstall, who’s not old and not harking back that far.

We’re constantly assailed with scandals by which we’re supposed to be outraged. It seems more and more of them are to do with taxes, usually whether some rich man has ponied up enough. The real and constant scandal of taxes, however, is the one which is universally ignored by the pro-State media (which is all of it): that millions of people on low to average incomes pay any tax at all.

MPs: RUPERT MURDOCH ‘NOT FIT’ TO RUN NEWS CORP

By Pete Moore On May 1st, 2012 at 2:19 pm

Oh yeah?

Rupert Murdoch is “not a fit person” to run an international company because he showed “wilful blindness” to the extent of phone-hacking at the News of the World, a devastating report by MPs has concluded.

So what? Those 650 criminals, nonces and ponces in the Commons – like everyone else – aren’t fit to centrally plan and manage an economy, and they’re certainly not entitled to decide who runs any firm.

SO THAT’S CLEAR THEN

By Pete Moore On April 25th, 2012 at 5:35 pm

Daily Telegraph: Employers can force retirement of workers at 65 if it’s in the “public interest” or to make way for entry-level jobs.

Daily Telegraph: Millions of workers will be forced to work past the age of 75 because they are in the dark on how much they need to save for a comfortable retirement.

Call me a radical, but we might have a chance of saving some kind of pot, and avoid having to break our backs until we drop, if the State didn’t confiscate and consume the greater part of our earnings all our working lives. By the time we retire we’ll each have had hundreds of thousands of pounds looted from us. The solution’s clear then: the State should stop damn well looting us!

RIP GEORGE WARD

By Pete Moore On April 25th, 2012 at 11:39 am

Sad to read of the death of George Ward, in my book a true hero of capitalism and British liberty.

The story of Margaret Thatcher’s war on militant trade unionism is well known. In a way it’s a story which began in 1976 when Ward refused to recognise trade union membership in his firm and sacked many of the staff who resorted to strike action. The Grunwick dispute, as it became known, lasted for two years and was over by the time Margaret Thatcher won the 1979 General Election. It was particularly bitter and often violent, but George Ward stuck to his guns and prevailed, sticking two fingers up to Lord Scarman along the way when he recommended that trade unions be recognised at Grunwick.

Seeing an honest and self-made man suffering injustice and violence, and in contrast to some of the spineless Tory old guard, Margaret Thatcher was a strong supporter of his while in Opposition. Looking back, it was a rather revolutionary time within the Conservative Party, though not quite the revolution which many communist trade unionists wanted to bring about. His obit notes that “having survived the strike, Ward built Grunwick into what, by the 1990s, was the largest privately owned photo processing laboratory in the world under one roof.” Let’s hope we have a few more George Wards out there.

LABOUR’S IMMIGRATION CATASTROPHE

By Pete Moore On April 19th, 2012 at 7:15 pm

The scale of Labour’s wickedness is laid bare:

  • Immigrant population soared by 22% during Labour’s open door policy
  • During past two decades number of foreign-born residents has doubled

The immigration boom under Labour led to the face of Britain changing faster than any major nation except Italy, a study by an Oxford University think tank revealed. During the five-year peak of the influx, the UK’s migrant population soared by 22 per cent – double the average of G8 countries, figures from the Migration Observatory show.

Over the past two decades, Britain’s foreign-born population has increased from 3.8million – or 7 per cent of the total population – in 1993 to almost 7million, or 12 per cent per cent in 2010.

The foul Labour regime’s declared intent to “rub the Right’s nose in diversity” was nothing less than ethnic and cultural war against the indigenous people of our islands, one which will result in a social catastrophe unless and until reversed. I sincerely look forward to the day we begin to reverse what they did against us and seeing the perpetrators stand accused in the dock for their evil crimes.

WANT TO KNOW WHAT DAY IT IS? DON’T ASK THE HOME SECRETARY

By Pete Moore On April 19th, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Either you really couldn’t make it up, or they really don’t want him to go.

Two days ago Theresa May, the Home Secretary, brandished a piece of paper and declared “extradition for Qatada in our time”. Today, the Council of Europe says: “Oh no you don’t”. The BBC carries the breaking news.

I can barely bring myself to follow this saga anymore, so excuse me if I get it wrong. It seems that on Tuesday, May said the way was clear for Qatada to be deported, following a completed deal with Jordan and the passing of a deadline for him to appeal the decision to some Grand Chamber of High Priests of the European Court of Human Rights. She triumphantly ordered his arrest ahead of deportation that day. Only he did appeal that decision on Tuesday, his counsel claiming the deadline for an appeal was midnight on Tuesday, teeing up two days of spin and arguments over who was right and who was wrong. Theresa May and the legions of legal brains at the Home Office were wrong, we’ve just discovered. So Qatada doesn’t go afterall, because we’re not foreign and we obey laws and treaties, and he’s gonna hang around for a long time yet, and Theresa May looks even more stupid than at the beginning of the week, which is quite an achievement.
Can we get back to governing ourselves now?

BRITISH MANUFACTURING: DOING QUITE WELL

By Pete Moore On April 19th, 2012 at 3:38 pm

It’s long been the lament that “we don’t make anything anymore”. Well we do, as this chart shows:

It plots the value of Britain’s manufacturing output from the end of WW2 to the present. Tim Worstall has set up camp at The Telegraph (it’s about time it featured some economic sense) and, as he explains, the value of manufacturing output has well more than doubled since 1945 (or just look at the line and the numbers). He also explains a few more facts of manufacturing life over there. Before anyone again is tempted to lament “the decline of British manufacturing”, I do hope they give the piece a read. Go on, go shoo.

I PICKED THE WRONG WEEK TO STOP SHOOTING MYSELF IN THE HEAD

By Pete Moore On March 8th, 2012 at 12:02 pm

Sexist remarks and wolf-whistles could become criminal offences

PM to announce today that UK will sign up to Council of Europe’s convention on violence against women, which could mean criminalising unwanted verbal conduct

It’s like I’ve woken up in some marxist-feminist hellhole. Oh wait-

I might as well say cheerio now. It can’t be long till I’m in chokey for some crime against wimmin. Revving the motor or doing up my shoelaces in a sexist way, something like that.

If I’m allowed parcels I’d appreciate the occasional book about how we were once a free people, if they’re not samizdat by then.

THEY REALLY MUST THINK WE’RE BLOODY STUPID

By Pete Moore On February 20th, 2012 at 6:57 pm

Reports The Telegraph: “Details of every phone call and text message, email traffic and websites visited online are to be stored in a series of vast databases under new Government anti-terror plans.”

This, the 14th year of New Labour tyranny, is marked by the government resurrecting a scheme which it promised to shelve when in opposition. Well done Tory voters, you’ve been done again. The Security Services are said to have persuaded Theresa May, Commissar for the Interior, of the need wreck any notion of privacy, because of the London Olympics, “which they fear will be a major target for terror attacks, and amid a climate of concern about terrorists’ use of the internet.”

It’s enough to make a cat gag. I might feel like not laughing had we not just found out that 500,000 foreigners have been waved into Britain in the last four years without the slightest check on who they are or what their business is. Reports the Telegraph: “500,000 people were allowed to enter Britain on the Eurostar without being checked against a warning index between 2007 and 2011, it emerged today.”

Who knows how many Qatadas have been waved in? But so concerned is the government about security ahead of the Olympics that all privacy is now verboten? Oh sod off. If you aid and abet terrorists you are a terrorist in the view of the State. As far as I’m concerned the LibLabCon gang, therefore, are terrorists. They aid not just terrorists. Word goes around quickly and no doubt rapists, violent criminals and people traffickers have been aided and abetted by LibLabCon.

Immediately Labour and Conservative criminals are pointing fingers at each other. Ignore them all because they are all to blame.

DIESEL PRICE AT RECORD HIGH

By Pete Moore On February 17th, 2012 at 4:18 pm

The beast is always hungry. News comes that the price of diesel has hit a record high of £1.43 a litre. Correction: the retail price is about a 40 pence a litre in the market before the Mafia State takes a 350% cut.

In Americans terms: £1.43 per litre = £5.41 per gallon = $8.56 per gallon. I bet you thought you were ripped off at the pump!

And get this, the government intends to increase its cut by another 3 pence per litre this year, the dirty, thieving, criminal scum. No wonder the State brought in authoritarian ‘laws’ after the last fuel protests. No bother, I will be there at the next one. I propose that Downing Street be blockaded permanently.

It’s no wonder we’re taxed to penury when you see how the likes of the AA react. The BBC reports it has written to George Osborne, chief collector for the SW1 Gang, calling for an investigation of the fuel market “to ensure UK families and business are protected from over-inflated prices and supply difficulties”.

What? The State investigate over-inflated fuel prices? And Herod should have investigated child abuse! George Osborne and the Treasury are 350% cause of fuel prices, you morons.