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at the twilight’s last gleaming?

By Mike Cunningham On September 30th, 2014 at 10:10 am

Seems as though some bloke called the cops because he feared that one of his neighbours was flying an Arabic flag.

So the fuzz arrived, speedily, because you just never know if someone has dared to fly a Tricolour instead of the Union flag, or even worse, a flag which supported death, terror and destruction, like the one which Sinn Fein flies.

But what did the PSNI find when they arrived? Even worse than was suspected!

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Those whom the gods wish to destroy….

By Mike Cunningham On May 29th, 2014 at 10:53 am

anenoch12I place, without editing of any form, the text of one of the  most famous, and also probably the most fulminated-against and distorted, speeeches ever made in modern British politics. It was of course the speech made by Enoch Powell, possessor of one of the finest and honourable minds and characters ever to have graced the benches of Parliament, in which he foretold of the catastrophe, as he saw it, of the oncoming floods of black and brown immigrants  from Commonwealth countries. He also spoke out against the proposal to join the then European Economic Community, also foreseeing the turmoil generated by a group whose sole purpose was to minimise the role of Nation-States against the power of an unelected and unaccountable bureacracy, which is exactly what we have today.

Powell’s only errors, as far as I can see, was firstly to stress the ‘foreign-ness’ of the Carribean migrants national culture, whilst forgetting the simple truth that the one item which sets apart a good 50% of the migrants from the East of the Commonwealth were of a religion which demands obedience, which preaches bloody revolution where it does not hold sway in the minds of the majority; and demands that all bow before its statements that their God is the One God, and those who do not worship that God, and agree with the words and actions of its prophet, should be destroyed. His second mistake was not understanding that the EEC was possibly the more dangerous of the two proposals which he spoke against so stridently, as with the morphing of the EEC into what is now nearly the United States of Europe, with governance in all areas given over to a bunch of proto-Nazis in plain-clothes, hiding behind the subterfuge of the bureaucracy of the EU Commission, but just as rigid in their goals of domination over 500 million Europeans.

 

This is the full text of Enoch Powell’s so-called ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech, which was delivered to a Conservative Association meeting in Birmingham on April 20 1968.

The supreme function of statesmanship is to provide against preventable evils. In seeking to do so, it encounters obstacles which are deeply rooted in human nature.

One is that by the very order of things such evils are not demonstrable until they have occurred: at each stage in their onset there is room for doubt and for dispute whether they be real or imaginary. By the same token, they attract little attention in comparison with current troubles, which are both indisputable and pressing: whence the besetting temptation of all politics to concern itself with the immediate present at the expense of the future.

Above all, people are disposed to mistake predicting troubles for causing troubles and even for desiring troubles: “If only,” they love to think, “if only people wouldn’t talk about it, it probably wouldn’t happen.” Read the rest of this entry »

A tale of two ‘Grey Men’

By Mike Cunningham On February 8th, 2014 at 2:35 pm

I am a firm fan of the combative journalist Christopher Booker, and also of his co-writer and EU Referendum blogger Richard North.

I have devoured Mr. North’s book ‘The Many, not The Few’, his deliberate and well-researched exposition on those days of the Battle of Britain, and of the stories, the propaganda, the reality, and the outcome of those days in long-ago 1940 when we literally stood alone against the seemingly overwhelming hordes of Nazi Germany’s aircraft and invasion troops.

I would therefore reccommend a short trip across to my own small site, where I have placed a full copy of a Spectator essay (paywalled) by Christopher Booker, in which they expose, possible for the first time, the extent and philosophies behind the birth of our own nemesis, the European Union. Read it, if you can spare ten or fifteen minutes, and determine for yourselves how far the beliefs, plots and plans of these two ‘Grey Men’ have come since the early years following the Great War.

 

and it is all down to Europe; who else?

By Mike Cunningham On February 6th, 2014 at 1:55 pm

 

 

 

 

 

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The proof?

Well. its in here; and here; and there again, here!

 

 

WHEN GOING OUT MEANS STAYING IN…

By David Vance On July 6th, 2013 at 9:15 am

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You need to look beyond the superficial headlines to understand the con job afoot;

 

A historic referendum on ­Britain’s membership of the ­European Union came a massive step closer last night when MPs unanimously backed legislation to trigger the poll. Loud cheers echoed in the Commons when a total of 304 MPs voted in favour of a backbench private member’s Bill to hold an in-or-out EU referendum by the end of 2017. Not one vote was cast against as most Labour and Lib Dem MPs refused to turn up for the debate. After the result, David Cameron wrote on Twitter: “Referendum Bill passes first Commons stage, bringing us one step closer to giving the British people a say on Europe.”

This is all whimsy.

For starters, Labour and the Libdems are ferociously dedicated to keeping the UK mired in the EU and they took a dive on this vote, which is why only 304 out of  650 MP’s registered there view. Most didn’t vote – and THAT tells you all you need to know about the utter contempt they hold the public in.

However those who DID choose to vote in favour of the Referendum BIll are a very mixed bunch. David Cameron, for example, is on record saying he wants to see the UK remain with the EU, subject to him negotiating amended terms. Further, this Bill ONLY happens if the Conservative Party forms a majority government in 2015. That looks extremely unlikely.

So, when you reduce it down, it is cloak and mirrors and an attempt by the Conservatives to defuse the UKIP threat. The underlying cynicism is profound if predictable. In the very unlikely event of there being such a referendum, and Cameron still being PM, we would find the leaders of ALL three main parties represented at Westminster would campaign for us to stay IN.

DIPPING BANNED…

By David Vance On May 18th, 2013 at 9:46 am

One of the pleasures of eating out  dipping your bread in some olive oil. However, the EU is moving to stop that little pleasure. Why? Well, it wants to protect us…

They are a staple on restaurant tables across the country, but the EU has decided to ban olive oil jugs in order to ‘protect customers’.  The controversial move means that customers will now only be able dip their bread or garnish their food using oil from non-refillable and labelled bottles. A decision to ban the classic jugs and dipping bowls was made by a little-known Brussels committee earlier this week.

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OK, I can see that there IS a point here that is fair enough. Restaurants can rip customers off by using low grade oils, I suppose, but I can honestly say in all the meals I have had where dipping of bread into olive oil bowls has been part of it, I never recoiled in epicurean horror at the quality of the olive oil dip. Once again the EU shows its natural tendency to BAN things.

ONCE YOU CAN FAKE SINCERITY…

By David Vance On May 9th, 2013 at 9:58 am

..you have it made! Or so they say.  I see another alleged leading Conservative has come out (whoops) and said that the UK  must leave the EU. In this case it is Michael Portillo, a media luvvie and wet as can be in many respects.

Mr Portillo suggested Mr Cameron’s promise of an in-out referendum on membership after 2015 was an “insincere ploy”.

“I would vote No and fervently hope that the British have more guts than those who govern us, and more than those who govern us think we have,” he said.

The intervention, in an article for The Times, comes days after Lord Lawson, who served as chancellor under Baroness Thatcher, argued there was now a “clear” case for withdrawal, and the economic benefits would “substantially outweigh the costs”.

The Prime Minister has been struggling to rein in his party after the UK Independence Party gained nearly 150 seats in last week’s local elections. However, demands from Eurosceptic backbenchers for the Queen’s Speech to include a referendum bill were ignored yesterday.

Cameron is out of his depth. He is committed to keeping the UK INSIDE  the EU and yet, as Portillo points out, this cannot happen without continued loss of national sovereignty. I sense a change in the UK body politic as the case for LEAVING the EU becomes an unstoppable force and it will sweep away weaklings like Cameron. The UK will leave the EU, sooner or later, but the screams from those with vested interests to keep us subjugated within the tyranny will grow higher.

3 MILLION STRAW-MEN..

By David Vance On May 8th, 2013 at 7:30 am

Foaming europhiles like Lib Dem Leader Nick Clegg uses every media opportunity to hawk around the scary statistic that the Uk would lose 3 million jobs if we do choose to exit the EU. Naturally this is a pure scare tactic and it is neatly rebuffed here by Dan Hannan;

That figure, which came from a paper by a Brussels-funded London academic more than a decade ago, has been disowned even by its author.  In any case, it relates to trade with Europe, not to trade dependent on EU membership.

One of the few jobs that genuinely would disappear is mine, as an MEP.

Norway exports two-and-a-half times as much per head to the EU from outside it as we do from inside; Switzerland four-and-a-half times as much. Both countries are free to sign independent trade accords with non-EU states. 

Switzerland, for example, is negotiating a trade deal with China — something that Britain, bound by the EU’s protectionist common trade policy, cannot do.

You may have noticed that Norway and Switzerland are doing rather well, with low debt, low taxes, low unemployment, low inflation and high growth. 

Small wonder that, in both cases, around 80 per cent of their people prefer the status quo to EU membership.

Seven million Swiss and four million Norwegians, relying on a  series of trade agreements, are able to give their people, respectively, the third-highest and the highest standard of living on the planet. 

Are we supposed to believe that the UK, with a population of 62 million, a maritime nation connected by language and law, commerce and kinship, habit and history to every continent, could not prosper under its own laws? Are we truly so diminished as a people?

The answer is that Europhiles ARE so diminished. They have long since given up on us as a free NATION and instead see us as a part of the great European Federation, currently falling apart at the seams of course.

 

MONEY FOR NOTHING…

By David Vance On April 6th, 2013 at 10:28 am

Ever wonder WHY the political class seem so besotted with the EU?  Listen up, this is why…

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Baroness Ashton is to be paid £400,000 to do nothing once she leaves her European Union job next year.  The Labour peer will be paid £133,500 a year until the end of 2017 as part of her terms of employment as a senior EU official, a European Commission spokesman confirmed. She will also be able to pick up a £300-a-day attendance allowance from the House of Lords. The European payment is a “transitional allowance” and will be paid at a lower rate of tax than the standard British rates.

So, money for literally doing NOTHING and also a bit of tax evasion thrown in for good measure. Ashton’s tenure as High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy for the European Union has been characterised by mediocrity – she was placed there by Gordon Brown, when he was UK PM.

I THINK P. J. O’ROURKE NAILED THIS ONE

By Pete Moore On March 13th, 2013 at 2:41 pm

“When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.”

December 2012: Euro Parliament moves to effectively ban e-cigarettes

December 2012: EU plans tougher tobacco health warnings

Now get this –

13 March 2012: Euro Parliament votes to subsidise tobacco farmers

Next will come the mega-health warnings followed by a multi-million euro anti-smoking campaign, paid for the sucker taxpayers who are forced to subsidise tobacco farmers in the first place and, always of course, more and more taxes.

Truly, government is insanity.