By ATWadmin On April 21st, 2009 at 6:51 am
She was the MP for Halifax for nearly twenty years. It has to be said she never had my vote and I found most of her rather extreme Left-wing views distinctly distasteful. Whatever her opinions, one cannot deny the fact that Alice Mahon is a woman of sound moral principle. She has decided to rescind her fifty-year membership of the Labour Party claiming she could no longer attempt to create change ‘from within’.
Mahon was always a black sheep in Blair’s New Labour. During PMQs she was ensconced at the very back of the Commons chamber, reeking of disdain for the ‘progressive’ movement she was a member of. Mahon was one of those who had to stick with Labour because there was no other mainstream political party in the UK capable of mass appeal coupled with a satisfactory absorption of her views. During an interview to the local press she cites the smear campaign against Opposition parliamentarians as the ‘straw that broke the camel’s back’. In relation to the targeting of David Cameron she said:
‘Like everyone else I think that most decent people in the party would be shocked and absolutely scandalised by the smears that were about to be launched on our behalf. I cannot imagine what kind of person would think it is a good idea to smear a couple who have just lost a loving son – I really can’t.’
Alice Mahon’s politics have always languished at the very bottom of my wish list. However, her stalwart decency in leaving a party that could stoop as low as to discredit a couple still in throes of grief following the death of their son elevates her to a very high moral plain. Gordon Brown’s Labour Party is a political Titanic, and this week’s Budget will be nothing more than another exercise in deck-chair rearrangement.
By ATWadmin On April 21st, 2009 at 12:27 am
For some reason the world media has largely ignored his statements against the USA. In his speech he said:
By ATWadmin On April 20th, 2009 at 9:24 pm
Why on earth are police allowing thousands of pro-terrorist “Tamil Tiger” supporters to pollute the streets around Parliament in London? The United Kingdom should not be facilitating this type of display and had this been a demo in support of….oh, let’s say Country Sports, I reckon the G20 treatment would have been offered up. But when it is terrorist supporters….all is well!
By ATWadmin On April 20th, 2009 at 6:30 pm
The EVIL of sectarianism never sleeps.
“A County Antrim man has said his family are being forced out of their home because of sectarian attacks. Chris McCaughan said a “republican element” in Rasharkin was targeting his family because they are Protestants.
Mr McCaughan said the trouble had been going on for 10 years. The most recent attack was at the weekend when car tyres were slashed and a window broken. “You can only take so much of this. I just find it very hard to cope with. My wife is devastated,” he said. “My wife this last few months has been absolutely tortured. Her car’s been pelted with eggs, she’s been given a lot of verbal abuse, and this is with her mother who is 84 and partially blind. “But I’m not blaming the Catholic community for this. I’m blaming the republican element who are prepared to stop at nothing to try to get rid of whatever Protestant community there is left in this village. “A lot of my own family have had to move out because of sectarianism.”
Ethnic cleaning republican style is subtle but effective. Of course it is not JUST the village of Rathsharkin which suffers from this – it is the reason why swathes of Northern Ireland have been greened. Of course sectarian intolerance is wrong for ALL sides and those within the Protestant community who in any way support or condone it are equally reprehensible. It’s just that Irish Republicans have turned it into an art form.
By ATWadmin On April 20th, 2009 at 6:17 pm
Well, we all knew that Ahmadinejad would use the forum provided by the UN to have a go at Israel – accusing it of having been founded “on the pretext of Jewish suffering” during the Second World War.
Nice guy, eh? Now then – leaving aside the easy anti-Semitism that drools from his mouth, the thing is that the Iranian President behaved in EXACTLY the way we expected. So when Iran gets nukes, there will be no surprised and we KNOW the target for such atomic ambitions.
This, my friends, is why Israel MUST act to remove as much of the Iranian nuclear capability as possible. As has been said here before, attacking Iran is not a good option. But leaving it to gain nuclear capability is worse.
The only option is to give Ahmadinejad even more reasons to hate Israel.
Send in the planes.
By ATWadmin On April 20th, 2009 at 4:58 pm
From a BBC webpage discussing the impact of ‘Speedy’s’ document flourishing:-
“Meanwhile, the Home Office has announced an extra £5 million of funding to pay for measures to protect crowded public places from terrorist attack.
Security minister Lord West said the cash would available to local authorities and other bodies to combat the “severe” threat posed by terrorism.”
Some on the Left might wish that spending might be aimed at attempting to silence all the blogs which are attacking the Government, the Prime Minister, his lackeys and his hangers-on; not all of which are from the Right!
By ATWadmin On April 20th, 2009 at 4:01 pm
I read that “White House lawyers are refusing to accept the findings of an inter-agency committee that the Uighur Chinese Muslims held at Guantanamo Bay are too dangerous to release inside the U.S.”
It appears that whilst Obama and his advisers had figured that these guys were simple and harmless goat herds, in the wrong place at the wrong time. Useless leftist meme, this is not the case. It appears that the inter-agency committee has concluded that they pose a serious terrorist threat to the US homeland and are likely to sit up a terror cell. However Obama is not prepared to accept this.
Worse than Carter? I think so.
By ATWadmin On April 20th, 2009 at 3:46 pm
The always excellent All Seeing Eye brings to my attention the fact that the more things change the more they stay the same! Consider that it was on THIS very day, back in 1653 (that predates even my birth) Oliver Cromwell dismissed the festering Rump Parliament with a cracking speech.
“Ye have no more religion than my horse; gold is your God; which of you have not barter’d your conscience for bribes? Is there a man amongst you that has the least care for the good of the Commonwealth? Ye sordid prostitutes have you not defil’d this sacred place, and turn’d the Lord’s temple into a den of thieves, by your immoral principles and wicked practices? Ye are grown intolerably odious to the whole nation; you were deputed here by the people to get grievances redress’d, are yourselves gone! So! Take away that shining bauble there, and lock up the doors. In the name of God, go!”
Ask yourselves – have things changed that much? Maybe they have – we now lack the guts to do that which Cromwell did. With TV and the media to distract us, we sit back and allow the thieves and liars in power to take away our liberty and we thank them for it.
By ATWadmin On April 20th, 2009 at 8:16 am
While I accept that there are people out there who wish us evil, there can be no excuse for the type of behaviour shown both on the streets of London during the G20 demonstrations, and the arrest of over 100 people BEFORE any protest was made at a power station in Nottinghamshire!
By ATWadmin On April 20th, 2009 at 8:03 am
Oh NOW I see.
I suppose you will have noticed the images of Obama’s grinning overtures towards his new best pal Venezulean thug Hugo Chavez. At least he didn’t bow to him, or offer him an IPOD but I gather his actions have generated at least some criticism (outside of the fawning MSM, of course but then theu love Chavez anyway) So why did he do it? The Obamessiah explains that with its overwhelming military superiority and need to improve its global image, the USA could afford to extend such diplomatic “courtesy.”
So, the get out of jail card that will be played each time Obama embraces a tyrant is that he is improving America’s global image. With tyrants. Time that he visited North Korea perhaps to improve the US image there? Maybe Sudan?
Jimmy Carter must be panicking – his richly deserved reputation as America’s WORST living President is now under severe threat from Chicago’s finest.