By David Vance On May 8th, 2016 at 9:09 pm
Hundreds of British buses will carry adverts praising Allah as part of a campaign launched by the country’s biggest Muslim charity to help victims of Syria’s civil war. Islamic Relief hopes the posters, which bear the words “Subhan Allah”, meaning “Glory be to God” in Arabic, will portray Islam and international aid in a positive light.
This comes within days of London electing its first ever muslim Mayor.
Of course, Islam has a somewhat troubled history with London buses…as 7/7 made manifest.
Londonistan gets bolder by the day. An UnBritish city as the capital of Britain.
By David Vance On May 8th, 2016 at 9:00 pm
I took part in an one hour special on the BBC earlier today on the Big Questions. For those who are interested and can see it, here is the link. The topic was “Was the British Empire a good thing”? What struck me was the sheer number of haters in the audience. Check out my socks if you get the chance.
By David Vance On May 8th, 2016 at 8:48 pm
I’m across in London for what promises to be an amazing weekend next week!
I’m off to see this chap next Saturday night at the London Palladium.
Oh yes – his aim is as true as mine.
And then, on Sunday afternoon, I will be at Wembley to see my team, Grimsby Town FC, in the play off for promotion to the Football League!
Amazingly, my obscure team are playing at this magnificent stadium for the second year in a row!
By Pete Moore On May 8th, 2016 at 7:47 pm
Check the passive language, as if it’s a matter for genuine inquiry. The comments beneath the tweet suggest that neither the BBC nor the participants frowned on the idea. I didn’t hear it. I’ve out all day and, in any case, I’ve trained my radios to tune out anything unBritish.
This is intriguing. For decades, conservatives have been hounded for defending mildly and sensibly conservative ideas. Say, children are best born within wedlock and that motherhood is the most important job of all. We are denounced by the kind of 1968ers who fill the BBC for such good sense.
Yet just days after an obscure muslim group in Blackburn says that women should not travel more than 48 miles without a male escort, sufficient number of senior BBC programmers clear the decks and raise this primitive desert belief for discussion on the national airwaves. This is very intriguing.
By The Troll On May 8th, 2016 at 4:26 pm
Pete requested another song. I chose this one for all those people who think “Those People” shouldn’t be able to buy “their house”.
By The Troll On May 8th, 2016 at 3:20 am
Or the NY Mentality on display. Maureen Dowd a nobody of great fame and fortune, a Democrat Woman filled with NY Arrogance wrote an Op-Ed on a Conversation between Speaker Ryan and Nominee Trump. Ryan and a slew of Inside the Beltway Republicans are having a hard time doing what they demanded Trump put on Paper that he would do. Support the person who won the Nomination. Those that have betrayed the people who elected them and did none of their Constitutional Duty for the past 6 years are trying to demand that the victor chosen by the people bow to them who the people want to Tar and Feather. That however is for another post.
This post is a comedy of sorts. It displays how those that live NY think. As we have witnessed for ourselves. They know better and they know all…… In her mind this conversation could actually take place, this depiction of these men is who in her very they actually are.
Article below the fold.
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By David Vance On May 7th, 2016 at 2:06 pm
Well, I see that London has a new Mayor who refers to moderate Muslims as “Uncle Toms”. Fair enough. I am sure he will deliver for his constituents.
By David Vance On May 7th, 2016 at 2:01 pm
Hilarious. As the dust settles in the Northern Ireland Assembly, we see hope and change. Two hard core communists have found themselves elected – in the heart of hard core Irish Republican areas. I watched a video of one of them unfurling the Red Flag. Their agenda is to bring ‘People power” to the Assembly, and the streets. They are going to to “fight the austerity” programme of the Stormont regime. This fascinates me because as a point of fact, there has been NO austerity at Stormont but that doesn’t bother the lunacy of the militant Left.
By Pete Moore On May 6th, 2016 at 8:30 pm
Because Friday night is also an Open Night
I know, I’m good to you. That snippet from Palmyra (Bal honours the Heroes of the Liberation) was just a taster, an hors doovrie if you like. Now, we know that the music ought to be a rationed morsel on ATW. Just a drop now and then will always keep us coming back, but I have such a good one lined up for you. Therefore, since Sol Invictus is glorious (it’s warm and sunny) and I’ll be tramping the lanes and tracks of Wessex tomorrow, have some of these sounds and an Open Thread in one. For the weekend.
Share your fav sounds and tell us what you know. Whatever you like –
By Pete Moore On May 6th, 2016 at 11:24 am
I’D call that a pretty good outcome for yesterday’s local elections. We all feared that Jeremy Corbyn’s resurgent Labour Party would sweep the board. You can’t blame us our trepidation. His student supporters had hashtags and everything. Despite this, and Radio 4’s comedic endorsements, Labour lost seats overall. In the first year of a new party leadership and government term this is quite some achievement; even Michael Foot managed a net gain of seats in 1981.
(Polling stations were alerted to a scruffy weirdo annoying voters)
It’s so bad that the Tories beat Labour into third in Scotland – the Tories! The Jocks haven’t voted for a Tory in decades, and now they’re more popular than a Labour Party which once ruled the place without opposition. The SNP has ended up with no overall majority, meaning that Nicola Sturgeon will have to be nice to others. She’ll never manage that.
UKIP have taken thousands of votes away from Labour across England and Wales. They even scored a few thousand in Rhondda, where their election leaflets had misspelled the name of the town. Probably the locals couldn’t tell anyway. Remainiacs ought to be worried that Labour’s vote has broken toward UKIP ahead of the referendum. It’s so bad for Labour in Wales that they even lost a seat to Plaid Commie, and no-one votes for the “Party of Wales” in Wales.
Labour cannot win the next General Election. That’s where Jez we Can has landed them. They cannot even beat the Tories in Scotland now. But the glory of it is that Corbyn, though bloodied, bruised and beaten, is not quite down and out, so they’re stuck with him. What a top outcome.