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VE DAY 65 YEARS ON: NOTHING BUT AN INSULT

By ATWadmin On May 8th, 2010 at 1:16 pm

I can’t help but look at the faces of the old boys marching past the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday and wonder at their thoughts. They didn’t suffer and see their mates die so later generations could insult their sacrifice. Today, the 65th anniversary of VE Day was the same.

With each passing year my anger grows at the sight of politicians standing there, wreaths in hand as if they give a damn, and it’s not just because they invade our most solemn civil ceremonies with their politics. A couple of weeks ago we learned that the Europhile Nick Clegg, the former Euro MEP, thinks the British people bear an “insidious cross” because of our memory of WW2. This pampered internationalista, this traitor who takes the EU coin and who represents the EU in Parliament, thinks we have an obsession with WW2 and that we ought to be put back in our place.

Yet today he stands at the Cenotaph, wreath in hand and head bowed in honour of The Glorious Dead? What a tosser.

He was in good company because he had a couple of tossers next to him. Cameron and Brown likewise went through the routine, pretending to honour our war dead after spending a month not talking of our real government in Brussels, after foisting an EU constitution on us that we plainly do not want and reneging on a “cast-iron” promise to give us a referendum on that instrument of foreign power over the British people. 

Their presence at the Cenotaph is an insult to our war dead on whose graves they might as well spit. They should stay away.

Their Great error was a lack of timing!

By ATWadmin On May 4th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

As William Shakespeare, the greatest playwright whoever lived commented, ‘Timing is Everything’.

The Telegraph made a grievous error when it commenced publication of the ‘Expenses’ saga. Grievous because most people have less than certain memories of the cant, theft and outright criminality wrought upon most of the voters of this Nation by its elected Members of Parliament. I accept that they were maybe on a deadline, maybe they had to publish because someone else had access to the discs; maybe any number of reasons. But oh how I do wish that they had kept their powder dry until the fateful time drew nearer for this longed-for day, the time of the General Election. 

Alll the newspapers would have been extra full of the petty and grand larceny pillaged from the public purse; and those crimes would have been ever fresh in the minds and hands of the forty-odd million who hold the fate of this country in their hands on Thursday!

They would have seen acres of newsprint like this, as well as this, but best of all this:-

so as to remind the voters who had done what to whom, and had stolen how much!

WITH FRIENDS LIKE THIS …

By ATWadmin On February 25th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

(Modesty forbids from revealing who predicted betrayal a few days ago on this thread)

THE Obama Administration has decided that in the business of Argentina laying claim to the sovereign Crown territory of the Falkland Islands it will remain neutral. Reports the Times:

Washington refused to endorse British claims to sovereignty over the Falkland Islands yesterday as the diplomatic row over oil drilling in the South Atlantic intensified in London, Buenos Aires and at the UN.

Message received loud and clear, Mr President.

One would have thought that with many thousands of British men and women fighting beside the armed forces of which you are Commander in Chief, honour would have won the day. One might have thought also that the cornerstone of NATO – the Atlantic alliance between the USA and Great Britain – may have weighed heavily against this shameful decision. Afterall, if the Reagan Administration’s regional interests were all that counted, the USA would have sided with Argentina during the Falklands War. However, President Reagan was a man of history, culture and honour and understood the prime importance of the USA and Great Britain uniting when possible.

George W Bush is suddenly much missed. He would not have let pass this opportunity to honour a debt of gratitude. For Obama, it is clear that insulting old friends is paramount.

Very well, Mr President, the rightful claims of British sovereignty over British land are easily dismissed by you. It would be well to remember that the USAF has many bases in our homeland because of that sovereignty. It would be well to remember also that British sovereignty is what enables the US to occupy Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean which, if denied to your forces, would punch a large hole in your Asian capability.

The petty insults of this regime are easily ignored, however someone has picked a fight with a friend of America and the President has walked away. If he thinks others will take our place and stand with his nation in dark times he’s even more stupid than I thought.

EIGHT YEARS LATER: BLAIR ADMITS TO LYING US INTO WAR

By ATWadmin On December 12th, 2009 at 11:29 am

I KNOW, it’s a shock to learn for certain he’d lie about even war, eh?

All that talk about WMDs meant nothing afterall because he’s admitted he wanted war against Iraq anyway. Who dragged this out of him: Paxman? Humphreys? No, it was hard-hitting breakfast TV presenter Fern Britton, during an interview for a BBC One religious programme.

Discussing Saddam Hussein and the decision to invade Iraq, Mr Blair was asked: “If you had known then that there were no WMDs, would you still have gone on?”

Mr Blair replied: “I would still have thought it right to remove him. I mean, obviously you would have had to use and deploy different arguments about the nature of the threat.”

Therefore citing WMDs so much was just a tactic all along. If that argument were not available, another would have been rolled out. Truth and morality can go hang, Blair simply had an argument to win. Even if you agree with the Iraq war and think Saddam Hussein should have been ousted, the truth cannot be sacrificed, which happened because, in February 2003, Blair told the House of Commons:

I detest his regime—I hope most people do—but even now, he could save it by complying with the UN’s demand. Even now, we are prepared to go the extra step to achieve disarmament peacefully. I do not want war. I do not believe anyone in the House wants war. But disarmament peacefully can happen only with Saddam’s active co-operation.

Now we know this was a lie delivered to Parliament to involve us in war. We know for certain also that going to the UN to bring back Security Council resolutions on Iraq’s WMDs was a fig leaf, yet another piece of spin to justify a war he’d decided he’d have anyway. At least Bush was honest: he’d make Clinton’s Iraq Liberation Act happen with or without WMDs. For Blair, all he needed was an argument that worked.

You can still support the war and think the eventual outcome worth it, but no-one can defend Blair’s duplicity in how he involved us in it.

A POLITICIAN’S WORD

By ATWadmin On November 2nd, 2009 at 3:37 pm

DAVID CAMERON has signalled a Conservative Government would be unable to hold a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty once it is ratified, reports the Telegraph. This has shocked me to the quick, I can tell you. Well actually, no it hasn’t. Anyone with the slightest knowledge of the Tory record for betraying the British people to the EU will have expected no other outcome. The usual suspects are contorting themselves into absurd appraisals, including Conservative Home, which appears to have broken the story last night:

David Cameron promised a referendum on an unratified treaty, nothing else. In doing this, some will say that Cameron will have broken a “cast iron” pledge – made to Sun readers – to hold a referendum. That’s unfair.

Rubbish, of course. The guarantee was made to the British people and made no reference to an unratified treaty:

Today, I will give this cast-iron guarantee: If I become PM a Conservative government will hold a referendum on any EU treaty that emerges from these negotiations.  No treaty should be ratified without consulting the British people in a referendum.

That was in September 2007. As recent as May this year Cameron announced:

We will therefore hold a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty, pass a law requiring a referendum to approve any further transfers of power to the EU, negotiate the return of powers, and require far more detailed scrutiny in Parliament of EU legislation, regulation and spending.

Again, no mention of an unratified treaty. So where do we go from here? Cameron, of course, is attempting a fast one; Madame Dale can argue that “it is fanciful to pretend a Conservative government could somehow ‘unratify’ a treaty” as often as he likes, but of course he’d never be right. The EU constitution Lisbon Treaty was ratified by the EU (Amendment) Act. It can be unratified via repeal.

Cameron’s position now is the one he and William Hague set out in the summer, that in the event of a fully ratified treaty they “will not let matters rest there”. No doubt the Tory manifesto – as worthless as the last manifesto – will commit the Tories to “renegotiate our relationship with the EU …” but on what terms and who with? The social chapter no longer exists with its articles being subsumed into a treaty which Cameron now accepts.

The colleagues can simply stonewall Cameron with a refusal to renegotiate any return of powers since an Inter Governmental Conference is the only way to achieve this and twenty six other nations will have to agree on what powers will be repatriated. This simply will not happen. Even if Cameron were resolved to “not let matters rest there” there’s little he can do, but he will let matters rest there because he’s the pro-EU leader of a pro-EU party.

The Tory Party has laid out clearly its policy on the Lisbon Treaty and that policy is acceptance. No contortions or nuanced positions can hide this. Any conservative who votes Tory expecting a government hostile in any way to the EU will be sorely and deservedly let down.

ATW QUOTE OF THE DAY

By ATWadmin On October 21st, 2009 at 4:22 pm

When she came to the throne, Elizabeth had what seems to have been almost the universal regard of the people. She has spent the past 57 years betraying the people. Whatever the constitutional lawyers may claim, there is a contract between Monarch and people. We pretend to treat whoever wears the Crown as the Lord’s Anointed. The wearer of the Crown agrees in turn to act as a defence of last resort against tyrannical politicians. That is the truth behind the phrases of the coronation oath [….]

We are continually told about the Queen’s sense of duty. All I see is much scurrying about the country to open leisure centres – and otherwise a total disregard of her essential duties. If the Constitution was in decay before she was even born, she has spent her reign watching all that was left of it slip between her fingers.

The Conservative Challenge
By Sean Gabb
(Text of a Speech Given to a Conservative Association
On Friday the 16th October 2009)

Sean Gabb, writer, academic, broadcaster and Director of the Libertarian Alliance gives it to the worst monarch in our history for her chronic failure to protect the sovereignty of her office. Lord knows what the assembled Tories thought.

Mr Gabb is, in my opinion, one the most interesting, original and clear thinking writers around today. Happily, he can be gloriously rude to ideological opponents. His Free Life Commentary is a series of essays which I recommend to all.

‘Only in his hometown and in his own house…’

By ATWadmin On April 17th, 2009 at 11:06 am

The days of protest are unfortunately long past. Of course, when I talk of protest, I talk of legitimate protest against real targets. Why, do we ask; why did Duncan’s Fruit & Nut get assimilated by Cadburys? Why was it truly necessary to change Marathon to Snickers?

But of course I jest! We are just a few days away from the anniversary of the only protest which, if recognised and acted upon, would have made a real difference to the way we live, we react and, most importantly, rule ourselves. I am of course talking about the enormously gifted classical scholar, Brigadier, politician and above all else, a patriot of the finest order; and his speech regarding his personal view of the one Act of Parliament which has done more than any other to betray and alter the basic nature of British Democracy as we used to know it!

The politician was of course the Rt. Hon. John Enoch Powell, MBE, and the speech was what was labelled as the ‘Infamous Rivers of Blood’ speech. If you wish, his words can be found here, and believe me, you won’t find any mention of the phrase ‘Rivers of Blood’! You shall find the phrase ‘Like the Roman, I seem to see ‘the River Tiber foaming with much blood’, which I think you would agree, is subtly different to the previous phrase which of course was the one used by every tabloid and broadsheet newspaper, every opposition politician and of course many of Powell’s own Party in their excoriation of one of the finest political minds this country has ever had the privilege of nurturing.

This man, now disowned by his own Party for telling the exact and literal truth, had established beyond any doubt that, if the extrapolation of the (then) immigration rates was carried forward to it’s logical conclusion, some one tenth of the total population would be of either immigrant or immigrant descent. This has come to pass, but what Powell did not, and of course could not have foreseen that besides the migrant flow from the Commonwealth countries which he was talking about, there would also be the huge influx of migrants from the expanded conglomerate which was christened the European Union. Now the problem is that besides people coming from, say, Poland, who are really just like us, you also ‘have’, I repeat ‘have’ to accept the Roma gypsies from Romania, the Bosnians, Croats, Kosovans and Serbs, who just a few years ago were busy trying to kill one another in some god-forsaken ethnic cleansing exercise fomented by one of half-a-dozen miniature megalomaniacs. We also have given ‘ASYLUM’ to a cross-section of the whole of the Continent of Africa, from the savagery of Darfur to the rolling hills of Malawi, all busily fleeing their dust-bowls, and mostly intent on leeching off the State as best they can. The last accounting does not, of course, include the approximate one million (1,000,000) illegal and totally bogus ‘asylum seekers’ who have slipped, hidden, clung and crawled through our porous Border defences; many of whom are of course working in the black economy to pay off the huge debts owed to the cynical mobsters who trafficked them into the country in the first place.

In 1968 he predicted that by the year 2000, seven million people living in Britain would be of ethnic descent . The Census in 2001 showed 4.6 million people living in the UK were from an ethnic minority, or 7.9% of the population, that Census being notorious for its’ ability to get things wrong, or counted short!

We see and hear the changes in our towns and cities; the changes such as the plethora of mosques, each of course coming with it’s own (usually Saudi-funded and approved) imam and set of loudspeakers for the interminable wailing of their calls to prayer which have besmirched our highways and suburbs. We see the proliferation of the so-called Black Evangelical Churches, which are the outward sign of a communities which is in fact usually in thrall to either a set of Nigerian gangsters or their Jamaican ‘Yardie’ equivalents. We also see the influence of the various stages of the QUANGO which is now called the  Equalities and Human Rights Commission. As taken from their web-site, they promote a ‘fairer, more equal Britain but behind the slogans lie a literal welter of law and regulation which deny the right of say, a hotelier to bar people from his establishment because he does not like their sexual orientation or practices! We see the inroads on our very society by the inclusion of the Brussels’ inspired ‘Human rights’ legislation; all of which was possible very good in theory, but perverted in practice so that we literally cannot get rid of undesirables once they get their feet across the threshold of our crowded little country! I doubt if even Enoch Powell could have foreseen the fact that we now shelter nine Afghani hi-jackers who took control of an airplane at the point of guns; who landed and surrendered to officials and were subsequently tried and imprisoned for their deeds; and who now live in Britain. They  had their convictions quashed last summer, and the Immigration Appellate Authority (IAA) ruled that sending the nine back to Afghanistan would breach their human rights, as adjudicators said that the men would be in danger of attack from members of the deposed Taleban regime if they were deported. Oh, and just as an aside, all their families are allowed to stay as well!

The clarion call of all liberals and socialists in this now benighted society of ours is ‘Integration’ and the magic buzz-word so beloved of all the soft-lefties, ‘Multiculturalism’. What they pretend it to mean is that we all can live together in harmony and peace, as long as we ‘bend’ a little in the way we live! In actuality, all the ‘bending’ has and is being done by native British people, as we are forced to watch as our cities are ‘Balkanized’ into Pakistani, Indian, Black, and most often Muslim ghettoes. They mostly do not mix, they do not speak our language, they do not respect our ways of life and of law. They wish to import their own foreign beliefs and practices into a country which was foolish enough to say, ‘We are not strong enough to defend our way of life, so come on down, Sucker Country is open for business!’

When Powell said in reference to an Englishman who was planning to emigrate because of Black immigration was, “What he is saying, thousands and hundreds of thousands are saying and thinking – not throughout Great Britain, perhaps, but in the areas that are already undergoing the total transformation to which there is no parallel in a thousand years of English history.

The other undying shame which I am of course forced to admit is this ruthless rejection of an honest man was achieved under a Conservative Government. Mind you, the leader of that administration was the same Edward Heath who manoeuvred Britain into the Common Market on the lying premise that it was a ‘trading bloc’ instead of a gargantuan Federalist monster, organised by bureaucrats of the member nations for bureaucrats of the member Nations! Margaret Thatcher, for some strange reason further ennobled the grip of Europe on our lives by signing up to the Single European Act, an document which she later was to bitterly regret as she often said she had been ‘misled’ as to it’s purpose! The Labour Party grabbed the handles of power with both hands once they finally got their hands on the British purse-strings, and extended both immigration numbers and classes, including the infamous ‘family members’ component, whereby if one gets in, everyone allied or related to him comes along as well for the free ride! 

So as some of us, patriots all, who remember the ideal of Britain for Britons, who regret the vitriol which was poured so liberally over the head of one of Great Britain’s major minds and of what surely was a giant amongst the pigmies who opposed him; hopefully when a newer and harder breed of Conservatives finally retake the reins of power from the tired bunch in Westminster and Whitehall, we might see the return of sensible and steady controls on the mass immigration which has so badly soiled our once green and pleasant land!