Sir Ian Blair – what a guy! You have to hand it to him, he really knows how to cause offence. He flies across from London to Belfast in order to attend a conference on policing. Amazingly, he then makes a claim which even the most hardline IRA man would refrain from …
"You would have to be entirely insensitive not to have noticed that there has been change here. I pay tribute to all the people from so many different walks of life … in making the changes from what was, as you say, a paramilitary, almost completely paramilitary organisation (The RUC) to an emblem of hope."
Given that the RUC lost hundreds of officers in the course of HONOURABLY performing their duty, this clown Blair now suggests they were "almost completely paramilitary"! I suggest he should not return to the Province. A greater insult to the memory of those brave men and women who served their country in the RUC I cannot imagine.
Yet in truth, the ongoing plan to demonise the memory of the Royal Ulster Constabulary is central to the "peace process." It is necessary for political progress that the terrorists are presented as heroes, valiantly fighting injustice and inequality and those who upheld the rule of law are portrayed as a rogue force, breaking laws at will, killing whoever they wanted. Disgustingly, the Head of the Metropolitan Police plays HIS role in this perverted aim. It makes me sick.
Margaret Thatcher made a brief return to Parliament today to witness the unveiling of a statue in her honour. Her image joins Lloyd George, Attlee and Churchill in the lobby of the Commons.
“I might have preferred iron, but bronze will do. It won’t rust, and this time I hope the head will stay on” she quipped, referring to the decapitation of a previous statue of her. Perhaps the towering figure of Mrs T will remind today’s tories of what a politician with conviction is capable of achieving.
You would need to have a heart of stone not to laugh at the own-goal our caring sharing Government has scored by inviting citizens to petition the Government at the Downing Street website! With over 1.7 MILLION people angrily demanding that Tony Blair scraps his plan to charge motorists for driving on roads, the beloved leader has been forced to show his total lack of interest in what the ordinary people of this country think by INSISTING that the pilots for “Pay-as-you-drive” go ahead!
Even the BBC has produced a poll which shows 74% of respondents opposing the Government scheme to charge us for driving. But I also notice that the BBC have rallied to the broad concept of road-charging by asking the loaded question IF people would approve of road-charging were the proceeds “re-invested in the transport network.” Yes – came the answer!
But what constitutes “re-investment”, exactly? New roads? Nope. More lanes? Not really. More Speed cameras? You betcha? More tolls, you betcha? More ways to punish us for the sin of driving? Yip!
Our Government despises motorists. It’s as simple as that. They hate the idea that you and I can choose to drive where we want, when we want, in whatever vehicle we want. All these freedoms are now under threat. We have an ideological war on SUV’s. We have a plan to impose huge surcharges on us if we drive at peak times. We have schemes in place to charge us should we enter our city centres. The motorist – not the terrorist – is Public Enemy Number One. It’s enough to drive you to distraction….
Has Condoleeza Rice got the world’s worst job? Makes you wonder when you see her pathetic attempts to “broker peace” between Israel and the Jihad-crazy Palestinians. The idea that a “Two State Solution” has any legs is sheer madness, when the Palestinian people overwhelmingly support Hamas – a terror group dedicated to the destruction of Israel. Condi seems to play this down, treating it as a pesky minor administrative detail when in fact it cuts to the heart of the matter.
If you carve up Israel and give the Palestinians a State, it will become an even bigger base from which to launch Jihad. The error Condi Rice makes is in portraying Mahmoud Abbas – the holocaust denier who has succeeded the terror godfather Arafat – as a moderate. He is not. It’s like saying Himmler was not as fanatical as Hitler.
The UK media continually misrepresents the Israeli/Palestinian situation. They suggest that progress depends on “painful compromise.” But this is wrong Progress depends on Palestinian society extricating itself from the moral sewer it currently and willingly wallows in. It is about Palestinian society weaning itself of the death cult that Hamas represents. It is about those in the West, such as Rice, facing up to the fact that the more concessions Palestinians get, the more they expect.
Just a gentle reminder that we go live on-air tomorrow night at 8pm GMT on Tangled Talk Radio. This will be programme number two! Three topics, 20 mins each.
First, Global warming – so much hot air?
Second, Iran – how do we deal with a problem with Ahmadinejad?
Finally – Britain after Blair?
It’s gonna be a LOOOONG time for me if you don’t call in so c’mon pick your topic and phone in. If you prefer to leave a comment for me to read out for you, there will be specific open thread startingd 30 mins before showtime.
Another virtual ‘pub’, across the way, in the Old Smoke, has been keeping on top of the Clare College Cambridge Motoon situation. It isn’t very encouraging. As Steve reports: Varsity, the Cambridge Students’ newspaper, reports that representatives from Clare College made face to face apologies for the publication of the cartoon, at the Cambridge Islamic Centre.
Hicham Kwieder, the chairman of the Abu Bakr Jamia Mosque in Cambridge, issued this press release, noting the college’s condemnation of the students’ actions and demanding a full and unconditional apology from those who printed the cartoon. He goes on:
[I]t is clear that incitement to religious and ethnic hatred is at all times immoral, and that its consequences for harmony between communities and nations can be grave.
‘Notice how he wraps up criticism of Islam with racism, implying that one must lead to the other, and then makes the subtle suggestion that such criticism could have grave consequences. This sentence encapsulates an all too familiar strategy from those trying to close down any discussion of Islam’.
‘If someone criticises your religion, first accuse them of racism. This will scare off most of the politically correct types. If this doesn’t work, threaten violence. You don’t have to do this directly, you can simply imply that there are other more extreme people out there who might do something nasty. That should be enough to scare off the rest, especially the management of organisations anxious to protect their property and employees from attack’. Quite. And as he concludes: ‘This strategy seems to have paid off at ClareCollege’.
They may well have been inclined to pour water on the fire for a number of reasons but all this does is embolden those who threaten. ‘Whether the staff and students at Clare College like it or not, this is now everyone else’s business too’.
‘Coming barely a year after the digusting riots in Dublin, the England/Ireland match at Croke Park and the reaction to the playing of God Save the Queen will give many of us a chance to see if a significant minority of the Irish population has matured since then. I have my doubts.’ Discuss.
Just when the MSM thought the IRA were about to give genuine support to the Police Service of Northern Ireland, out come the traditional republican crowds with their banners and cries of agitation. Just think if the IRA put these omnipresent gaggles of Paddywhack ‘rent-a-whinge’ pillocks on the payroll, they could do wonders in cutting down the disparity in the unemployment levels they’re always moaning about.
This time they were campaigning with their silly posters (from the look of the photograph it looks as if the protestors came from the Provo Chav Chapter) outside Strand Road police station in Londonderry. Local Provo representative Raymond McCartney (no relation to Robert who, as you will remember unless you are a Provo voter, was butchered by the IRA just over two years ago) said the protest was to highlight the ongoing issue of ‘collusion’. In the real world collusion was practiced by a small number of renegade officers in a, otherwise, police regime of impeccable credentials – and there is not one shred of evidence to suggest anything to the contrary. On Planet Provo, collusion was happening all over the place and is a chestnut conjured up to make republican consciences less prickly when they think about the hundreds and hundreds of people they DID murder.
We all see where this is going. Having failed to subdue the only legitimate force of law and order in British Northern Ireland by random and endorsed slaying, the retrospective reputation of the RUC is now coming under systematic assault as a means of making the PSNI less of a seamless transition with much of the experienced personnel still in place, and more of a Provo-friendly outfit stuffed with low-life insurrectionists. Republicans don’t yet realise that this methodology is as doomed to fail as the previous one.
"BIGOT" is a term debased by the Left. They use it to mean someone who holds views they don't like. Essentially linguistic fascism.
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