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From a view to a kill.

By Mike Cunningham On November 21st, 2012 at 10:49 am


Whilst not applauding his actions, and also hoping that you would perhaps forgive my choice of words, but ‘I can see his point of view’


Now just ask yourselves..

By Mike Cunningham On July 2nd, 2012 at 6:22 pm


…Do these guys have a point, or what?

This may be the Brazilian version of ‘Occupy’, but, you have to admit; if one bunch of people states that they are going to supply and do certain things, in order that a big dam be built, and then don’t come across with the action, I’d be inclined to join in.

There must be a very, very clever person or group advising the locals on how to really sting the ‘Big Guys’ in the butt!

I’d like to be an observer at these negotiations, just for the laughs!


By Pete Moore On May 5th, 2012 at 5:47 pm

Anyone out there have a subscription to ‘The Blaze’ magazine? It’s touting a cover story about alleged connections between Bolshevik billionaire George Soros and the Muslim Brotherhood:

“In an exclusive report for the May issue of The Blaze magazine, we expose the under-reported close ties between billionaire investor and liberal financier George Soros has with the Muslim Brotherhood. Turns out the left-wing sugar daddy is a fan of the radical movement that is seeking to take over Egypt and the rest of the Middle East, implement Shariah Law and establish a global caliphate.”

It wouldn’t be the strangest tie-up I’ve heard of. The CIA/Muslim Brotherhood connections are documented and Soros, the money-man behind every liberal/progressive cause out there, demands his finger in every pie.


By David Vance On March 11th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Quite remarkable stupidity on display here;

“Pregnancy and childbirth are so painful, risky and socially restrictive for women that public funding should urgently be directed to the development of artificial wombs. This is the only way to achieve true equality between men and women for then neither women nor men would then be limited by having children and the burdens of reproducing the species would be shared equally.”

The author, naturally, is an academic.


By Pete Moore On October 28th, 2011 at 7:39 pm

An appointment in town this morning (oh joy) gave me the chance to wander around the ‘Occupy’ protest at St Paul’s Cathedral. It was quite nice really what with the sun out. The authorities are still clearly dubious, as “church and local government officials announce they will take legal action to evict the demostrators”, reports the Telegraph. Meanwhile, a clearly overwrought David Cameron claims that the protest threatens “to damage Britain’s international standing”. What nonsense.

Going by reports I half expected a cross between Glastonbury and Soweto. It turns out the camp is clean, the tents are laid out neatly in rows, they’re close together and aren’t in anyone’s way. I don’t seee what the fuss is about, to be honest. For those who know St Paul’s, the tents are to the side where you walk to Paternoster Square. Room is left for people to get by, no problem.

In fact the problem in front of the steps was caused by the numerous camera crews. If only they could have been evicted then all would have been well.

Lets all hope someone listens

By Mike Cunningham On October 11th, 2011 at 12:06 pm


When I wrote an e-mail ‘Letter to the Editor’ to the Northern Echo, I will be honest in stating I probably would not get published; but there again, I did tell the reporter that the photographer would just capture an image of some fat bloke beside a stair-lift!



Different folks…Very different Strokes!

By Mike Cunningham On October 8th, 2011 at 2:44 pm

When I was a schoolboy, my father was tenant of a public house in Jarrow. As newcomers to the Town, we soon realised that this was a place apart, where whole streets had been flattened by German bombs, where grass grew where once people had been born, lived and died because a would-be invader fought against us; where grass grew because the very house foundations had been blasted away. The people of Jarrow had been through the same mill as most other British towns and cities, but their fortitude was perhaps of a different brand, having first been the crucible from which the steely determination of the Jarrow marchers was cast.

Their aim was honest, to simply publicise the way and the manner in which they felt their own town had been cast upon the industrial scrap-heap, and to civilly ask the Government of the day to give them aid and help. On October 5th 1936, they set off, and marched for 22 days, and 280 miles; to London. Despite huge publicity, and a groundswell of approbation on the march itself, they did not meet the Prime Minister, the hoped-for jobs did not re-appear until re-armament brought increased industrial activity to the mines and the shipbuilding sector of the North-East.


Switch forward sixty-five years, and a second ‘Jarrow March’ sets off as HUNDREDS of activists are planning to recreate one of the most iconic protests ever to be held in the wake of rising unemployment.

To mark the 75th anniversary of the legendary Jarrow March, a new generation of crusaders are planning to follow in the footsteps of the 200  jobless men who made their way on foot from South Tyneside to London in 1936.


Somehow, I don’t think we do ‘Iconic’ any more!

A refreshing alternative

By Mike Cunningham On August 4th, 2011 at 8:19 am


Now this City Council has the right idea.

Why can’t we see more proposals like this coming from British City and town councils?

Or would the EHRC be winding up against an obviously discriminatory process?

Happy Gilmour?

By Mike Cunningham On July 20th, 2011 at 12:40 pm

I don’t know if anyone else read the combined and condensed bullshit which was spouted by the ‘supporters’ of the lout who swung from the Cenotaph flag on the morning of the ‘Cuts’ protest, or it may have been have been the ‘students fees’ protest; or something else, or whatever. If you remember, the lout who should have indeed himself been swung by his scrawny neck claimed, during the pre-sentencing hearing that he was ‘strung-out’ on amphetamines and booze, and that he was also ‘depressed’ by the news that his biological father had disowned him.

Seems as though young Charlie has friends in high places, as people like India Knight, Sunday Times columnist, feels really sorry for young Charlie, and thinks he has been really badly treated for attacking a store and stealing, as well as simply swinging on the Flag draped on the Nation’s premier tribute to the men and women who died in the service of their Country. The fact that he also led, or was prominent in attacking the Rolls Royce which carried the Heir to the Throne and the Duchess of Cornwall is beside the point, he was just an exuberant youth who was caught up ‘in the moment’, and sixteen months in prison was far too harsh a punishment for a juvenile prank such as it was! Also paraded were ‘character’ witnesses including one clown who stated that little Charlie had been subjected to some serious bullying at school! Diddums!

Jessica also weighs in from her desk in Southampton where she insists that young Charlie is being scapegoated for well, being young and misunderstood. This learned paragon(ness) also states that as Ed Woolard has already been ‘made-an-example-of’, as he was a shy boy, quiet, heavily involved with fundraising at the college. I somehow don’t think young Jessica would understand or indeed approve of my emotions and comments as I saw the photos of the young and exuberant Charlie as he swung from the Cenotaph!

Still, I can always hope that he will be made to see the error of his ways, as being over the age of twenty-one, he will be going to live with the big boys for a while!

Vegetables? They’ll have what I’m having!

By ATWadmin On February 7th, 2010 at 12:51 pm

Those of us in Great Britain who read the postings on ATW, or on any other of the multitudinous political and current affair blogs show at least an interest in how their country is governed, and, whether or not supporting the stance favoured by the blog in question, at least are using their intellect to question or support the rulings made by those whom the ‘Great and Good’ have placed in power over us. We are performing the first of the tasks imposed upon any Nation who espouses Democracy, in that we are asking questions, querying decisions and calling those who have made those decisions to account.

Whilst the ATW writers and contributors have but one thing in common, a sense of urgency in what is happening to this, our beloved Country; after only a glance at the headlines of the best-selling tabloids, trash and toilet paper which is bought and scanned by the vast majority of the sentient British population, I thought I’d give the ATW readership a taste of what others are reading this grey, overcast winter’s morning.

News of the World

Shameless Terry paid mistress Vanessa Perroncel £750,000 hush money then instructed advisors to approach a string of other girls he fears could wreck his career.


As more than 5,000 fans lined up at his Blackpool signing on Friday, I sat down with Pete Andre backstage for his only interview this week.  He told me what he really thinks about ex-wife KATIE PRICE marrying ALEX REID and what caused him to break down during a TV interview.

Mail on Sunday

A political row is brewing over a controversial move to give Cherie Blair a peerage – making her the first Prime Minister’s spouse to be elevated to the Lords since Clementine Churchill.

Independent on Sunday

An orchestrated campaign is being waged against climate change science to undermine public acceptance of man-made global warming, environment experts claimed last night.


The Sun

TIGER Woods yesterday left sex rehab to be reunited with his wife and kids after admitting to THREE affairs.  The golf superstar – accused of more than 12 flings – knew he had to confess to some, but feared the full story would be too much for heartbroken Elin Nordegren.

The Star

VANESSA Perroncel was chased by sacked England skipper John Terry for nine years. The French beauty, who has lined up a £1million modelling deal, finally caved in to his advances last summer. And she told friends how last Friday – when the story of their affair broke – married dad-of-twins Terry, 29, begged her to keep quiet.


FURIOUS Alex Reid was last night desperately trying to cancel his marriage to Jordan after just four days. The Celebrity Big Brother champion believes he was tricked into the wedding by Kate Price in a bid to save her flagging career.


So that’s all we Brits up to speed on all the burning debates of today!