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WE REALLY NEED TO RAISE THE BAR

By Pete Moore On December 27th, 2019 at 4:07 pm

“Swedish national” Flamur Beqiri was shot dead on his doorstep in London on Christmas Eve.

The execution of a record producer shot up to ten times in front of his wife and child in London on Christmas Eve has been linked to several gangland murders in Sweden where he was once one of the country’s most wanted men, MailOnline can reveal today.

“I was one of the most wanted gangsters in Sweden, involved in drug smuggling. Can I live in the UK?”

“Of course, feel free.”

We complain about immigrants who treat our country like a dustbin. In truth you can see why they think they can do so. The authorities think its a bin too, good for taking in any old passing crap.

LIVE BY THE SWORD …

By Pete Moore On December 27th, 2019 at 3:53 pm

The woman who burned down the barn warns against playing with fire.

The outgoing president of the Supreme Court has warned against any attempt by the government to “politicise” the appointment of judges.

Lady Hale, one of the country’s most senior judges, defended the independence of the judiciary amid fears Boris Johnson’s government could push for the political appointment of top judges.

“We don’t want to be politicised,” said Baroness Hale of Richmond, who retires next month. “We don’t decide political questions, we decide legal questions. And in any event, parliament always has the last word.”

It’s enough to make a cat gag. It was Lady Hale and her so-called Supreme Court colleagues who usurped Royal Prerogative powers. It was an act of political lawfare to frustrate the government’s legitimate management of parliamentary business and its pursuit of policy. That policy being to get us out of the EU.

I’m as in favour as Lady Hale is of an independent judiciary, but you cannot complain about the politicisation of the courts after you have crashed them at top speed, by your own hand, into politics.

Enjoy not a Christmas Song

By Patrick Van Roy On December 27th, 2019 at 2:03 pm

ANDREW NEIL: BBC COMEDY “TOO LEFT WING”

By Pete Moore On December 26th, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Andrew Neil, the BBC political presenter often accused of right wing bias, has complained that the corporation’s comedy output is too left wing.

And so on.

It’s somewhat surprising that Andrew Neil should accuse BBC comedy of being too left wing. I had no idea that the BBC still did comedy. I haven’t seen or heard any actual comedy on the BBC for years.

ATW QOTD

By Pete Moore On December 26th, 2019 at 6:25 pm

The prominent remain-supporting lawyer Jolyon Maugham QC has announced on Twitter that he clubbed a fox to death on Boxing Day morning, while wearing his wife’s satin kimono and nursing a hangover.

Jolyon Maugham has been one of the more ambitious anti-democrats, bringing a succession of legal cases in an attempt to nullify democracy. Most of them have been laughed out of court. When I saw his name trending earlier I thought that maybe he had lost it and topped himself. He’s that much of a zealot. Alas it was a fox who got it instead, clubbed to death in a London garden by a barrister wearing his wife’s kimono.

Add up the animal-rights activists and the loons on the lookout for examples of “cultural appropriation” it’s no wonder everyone was outraged.

The Wren’s Day

By Mahons On December 26th, 2019 at 3:54 pm

I was reminiscing this morning that whe i was growing up you could expect carol singers to come to your door (I was one with the other neighborhood kids back then). I havent seen that where i live for some time now. Where my wife’s mothers family is from in rural Ireland you could still see the Wren musicians dressed up on St. Stephen’s Day, but i have not been in Ireland at Christmas time for more than ten years so I dont know if they still make their rounds. I hope the traditional lives, we’ve become so needing of our entertainment on some screen or video. We forget that the traditions are not merely for our enjoyment but to bond us to the past.

The irony is that we dont really learn how short life is until we age. Even while people warn us along the way. This is not a particularly unique observation by me, but one that comes to us individually. So I hope in some small pub down the road and around the bend some kids with a fiddle, a flute and an accordian dressed up in costumes have just finished their songs and are receving applause, smiles and some small coins. And will then laugh and parade their way out the door and across the street to the next destination.

ATW CHRISTMAS OPEN THREAD

By Pete Moore On December 24th, 2019 at 6:17 pm

Family and feasting calls for everyone tonight and tomorrow, so have yourselves a Christmas Open Thread. This one comes decorated with Geoffrey Cox, whose baritone leads us in. Merry Christmas, happy feast of Sol Invictus or Wassail to all, depending on your preferences.

Tell us what you know –

FINALLY: PROPER BRITISH SPROUTS

By Pete Moore On December 24th, 2019 at 3:28 pm

My Christmas is complete.

According to a series of pictures on social media the British supermarket has removed the word ‘Brussels’ from its sprout packaging and it has predictably kicked off a debate about Brexit.

Two images have been circulating on social media of two packets of sprouts which are stated as either ‘Yorkshire sprouts’ or ‘Lincolnshire sprouts.’

Huzzah. Talk about a Brexit bonus. Already we are reclaiming the glorious little sprout for ourselves. What they have to do with the commie continentals goodness knows anyway. Mayonnaise on your chips indeed. The Great Reclamation has begun.

Christmas Eve

By Patrick Van Roy On December 24th, 2019 at 12:33 pm

I want to wish all that pass through these pages a Very Merry Christmas. May you be surrounded by family and those that love you.  The tradition in my house over the years has gotten very simple, when I was a child the majority of my mothers side of the family were all located in the Philly area.

Being the Italian side of the Family we would start Christmas Eve with all the families at my grandfathers house in South Philly with the Feast of 7 Fishes followed by family gifts exchanged for nieces, nephews, and grand children.  Then the doors would be opened and the night was an open house of cops parading through the house stopping by for cake and coffee. Those days have passed into memory.

The tradition now is much smaller. It is only my immediate family, my mother and children join my wife and I at my house for Chinese food, cake and coffee followed by cozying up in the living room to sip adult beverages while we watch the Allister Simms version of a Christmas Carol.  Tonight it will only be me, my eldest and my mother, Monica has to work the midnight shift and my babygirl is in Tennessee.

Things are much simpler these days, things in life have slowed down for me, my perspective has changed greatly. These changes were not by choice just the natural flow of life.  I am blessed. When I review the ledger of my life no matter how much red is in my ledger it still doesn’t outweigh my blessings. I have my wife and girls their love more than tips the scale into the black.

As you all gather to celebrate over the next few days with friends and family may you be filled with love and be content.

Merry Christmas to one and all, may God Bless you as he has me. 

Silent Night

By Patrick Van Roy On December 24th, 2019 at 11:45 am