By Pete Moore On May 29th, 2012 at 6:38 pm
As expected, Jacqueline Woodhouse has been imprisoned for being white, for effectively committing sedition against Marxist throught laws in once-free Britain.
Yes, she was rude to other commuters on a tube train, but we used to be free to be rude. This on the day that Michael Gove told Leveson that free speech is the freedom to be rude to and about others. Don’t make me laugh!
While I wouldn’t have put it in the way that Woodhouse did, I absolutely agree with her and wish my compatriot all the very best. But she stood no chance from the off, because she’s white and wants her country back. People like us are supposed to be intimidated into silence by illegitimate “laws”.
Instead, if she had been a coloniser she could batter two white women to a pulp and then escape jail. And if she had been a coloniser she could have kicked a white woman almost to death while screaming “Kill the white slag”, and still escape jail. But she’s a white Briton, and we’re denied justice in our own land.
By Mike Cunningham On May 29th, 2012 at 7:48 am
The names of upmarket stores and retail outlets include Van Cleef & Arpels, Caran D’Ache, Dunhill and Gap. The features of the Villagio Mall include a miniature Venetian canal complete with gondoliers, a play area and lots and lots of places for people to spend all their cash.
What they didn’t seem to have is a fire-fighting plan, sprinklers, evacuation schemes and trained personnel; or even a fire alarm which wasn’t routinely ignored by everyone familiar with the huge complex. I have helped build and commission malls and shopping centres, I know how complex and cumbersome the safety requirements can be; but they have to be observed.
Qatar’s Sheik Abdullah said all buildings in the country abide by safety requirements. Seems a pity that small children had to die before this statement was proved, shall we say, inadequate!
By David Vance On May 29th, 2012 at 7:36 am
I’ve posted quite a few of Pat Condell’s excellent videos. But he has found that some people get rather upset when he supports Israel and dares criticise Islam….read this. I have to say that I have also received some comments in this vein – it’s the price you pay for straight talking in 2012.
By David Vance On May 29th, 2012 at 7:30 am
Looks like Greece will leave the Euro when I am away in France next month. Sacre bleu!
Greece will leave the euro zone on June 18 if the populist government wins the country’s elections on the 17 as the rest of the euro zone rounds on “cheaters,” Nick Dewhirst, director at wealth management firm Integral Asset Management, told CNBC.com Monday.
“The euro zone is a club but you get cheaters who get away with it until everyone finds out and at that point you need to remove them otherwise everyone will cheat. It’s better for Greece to leave,” Dewhirst said. He added that Greek society was built on cheating and scheming, saying “everyone does it” but that voters elsewhere in the euro zone were now calling Greece to account. “The basic question is that a German has to increase working from 65 to 67 and that is to pay for Greeks retiring at 50. The 17th of June is the perfect opportunity to say either ‘we’ll behave’ or ‘we’ll carry on cheating,’” he said.
He is absolutely right and if you talk to Greeks in private they will tell you that they delight in NOT paying taxes. It is a badge of honour.
So, will June 18th be G-Day – the Grexit? It’s a definite possibility.
The question then becomes…. who next?
By David Vance On May 29th, 2012 at 7:25 am
Here’s a great example of all that is wrong with our WELFARE system;
A mother-of-ten has confessed to receiving more than 50k in unemployment benefits from the Government – despite being perfectly capable of going out to work to earn the money herself. Stephanie Fennessy-Sharp, 29, lives with her partner Ian Sharp and six of their ten children in a five-bedroom detached house in Kent. Neither she nor 56-year-old Ian work. Instead, they claim the equivalent of a £72k salary before tax – and it’s all down to a skewed benefits system that discourages unemployed claimants from going out to find work. Ian suffers debilitating headaches that he says prevent him from working. But Stephanie is perfectly healthy – and confesses she could work, but chooses not to because she is better off on benefits
Her reasoning has got a certain logic to it – albeit regrettable. We must CHANGE the basis on which welfare is paid so that only the genuine needy receive it. The sort of Welfare folly exemplified above is what is bankrupting our country, MORALLY and financially. With all due respect to Mrs Fennessy-Sharp, she shouldn’t get a penny.
By David Vance On May 29th, 2012 at 7:19 am
Ssshhhh, don’t tell Martin McGuinness..he might only choke on his cornflakes.
Almost 30,000 residents of the Republic of Ireland have applied to become British citizens over the past three years. A total of 27,361 applications for British passports were received at the British Embassy in Dublin.
Great to see so many of our Irish neighbours wanting to embrace all the benefits that come with being British! I am sure they will be very happy as British citizens, joining those many many other Irish people who decided that life gets better when you become a British citizen.
By David Vance On May 29th, 2012 at 7:15 am
The pasty faced Chancellor, George Osborne, has backed down on his Pasty Tax. Oh, and the Caravan tax too.
Pasties and other bakery items will no longer attract Vat if they are “cooling down” after being removed from the oven. The Chancellor controversially proposed in the budget that any food served above ambient temperature would be taxed at 20 percent to address an “anomaly” in the system. He also said that plans to tax static caravans at 20 percent will be altered. They will now attract Vat at a reduced rate of five percent from next April. Static caravans do not currently attract any Vat.
Both these planned tax increases were hailed in the Budget and that was only a month or so ago, and the feeling is that this is a Government without real purpose, lacking effective leadership, making error after error. The only thing more horrific than having to ensure the Coalition would be the return of Labour and yet that seems more and more likely. Linking to the Lib-Dems may have gotten Cameron into Downing Street but this half baked incompetent apology of a Government may ensure that he is booted out in but a few years and the UK then destroyed by a resurgent even more left wing Labour Party, promising the earth moon and the stars as it steers us for the rocks, again.
By Pete Moore On May 28th, 2012 at 8:25 pm
The great Robert Higgs on war, from an interview with Paul Craig Roberts. My emphasis:
PCR: From your extensive research into previous U.S. wars, have you drawn any conclusions that shape your thinking about the present situation?
RH: One conclusion stands out: from the Civil War onward, engagement in war has left Americans less free when the war was over than they had been before the war. In countless ways, the warfare state has proved inimical to the preservation of liberty, just as patriots such as James Madison warned us long ago that it would. War brings higher taxes, greater government debt, increased government intrusion in markets, more pervasive government surveillance, manipulation, and control of the public. Going to war is the perfect recipe for expanding the size, scope, and power of the federal government. You have to wonder why so many conservatives, who claim to cherish liberty, enthusiastically embrace the government’s schemes for plunging the nation into war.
“War is the health of the state”, Randolph Bourne once wrote. He wasn’t wrong. I’m continually amazed at conservatives who cannot see that even though wars eventually end, they always leave our liberties so diminished, and treasuries so empty, that in the long run – even when we win – they are almost never worth fighting.
By David Vance On May 28th, 2012 at 9:11 am
If we have our LOCAL politicians in charge of things, then it means things will be done better. Such is the perverse logic of the half witted devolutionist. Let’s see how the local Health Minister, Edwin Poots, is shaping up then, shall we?
The BBC has learned that all five Northern Ireland health trusts have breached A&E waiting time targets. Performances were found to be particularly poor in the Northern and Belfast trusts. End of year performance figures, seen by the BBC, highlight the continued pressure facing emergency departments. There was a total of 10,213 breaches of the 12-hour target which states patients must be seen within that period, compared to 7,386 in 2010/11
That’s around a 40% INCREASE in those poor souls waiting 12 hours or more to be seen by a doctor in an A&E department! Hurrah for Mr Poots, he has shown beyond doubt what local politicians can do when they are handed….control. Oh, and naturally there is no chance of him being sacked for this gross incompetency. Still, let’s keep moving forward, right?