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IT’S AS IF THERE’S SOME KIND OF BORDER

By Pete Moore On March 1st, 2019 at 6:17 pm

Yesterday, two British fisherman had their boats impounded by the Irish Navy after “alleged breaches of fishing regulations”.

It follows the collapse of a gentleman’s agreement allowing vessels from NI and the Republic reciprocal access to each other’s inshore waters …

At present, Northern Ireland vessels are banned from fishing inside the Republic of Ireland’s six-mile limit. But the Republic’s fleet has not been excluded from Northern Ireland waters.

Who could possibly want to leave such a club? It’s similar in the English Channel, where Dutch, French and Spanish boats seem to have licence to grab far greater catches than British vessels. I can only assume that Theresa May has been handling fishing policy all these years. And then today –

Two Northern Ireland fishermen whose boats were impounded by the Irish Navy on Thursday have appeared in court.

Now there’s a friendly gesture. I have an idea. British boats can stay in British waters, and Irish boats stay in Irish waters. Different jurisdictions, different countries after all.

SEE HOW OUR FRIENDS LOVE US?

By Pete Moore On February 28th, 2019 at 9:38 pm

The Israeli Attorney General intends to indict PM Netanyahu on corruption charges. Meanwhile in Canada, there are calls for Justin Trudeau to resign after the former Justice Minister and Attorney General testified to his corruption, alleging that threats were made against her.

It’s very thoughtful of Israel and Canada, at this difficult time, to go to such lengths to make British politics appear calm and orderly.

RIP ANDRE PREVIEW

By Pete Moore On February 28th, 2019 at 7:13 pm

Andre Previn has died. Yeah I know. Four Oscars, ten grammys,  conductor for the London Symphony Orchestra and all that. It’s impressive, but he will always be associated over here with one of the great comedy sketches, with Morecambe and Wise. Eric Morecambe was a genius in my opinion. And this one always cracks me up even though I’ve seen it many times. Fair play to Previn for sending himself up too. This is comedy gold –

HOW GO TORY IMMIGRATION TARGETS?

By Pete Moore On February 28th, 2019 at 6:49 pm

Net migration to the UK from countries outside the European Union has hit its highest level for 15 years, the Office for National Statistics says.

Bang on target then. Oh, the Tories always say that they will bring down immigration. But Tories are corrupt liars. The lies work on Tory vote fodder, because Tory voters have the memory of a goldfish. Come the next General Election they’ll go trooping off the polling station, confident that if only the country votes Tory then immigration will come down.

No it won’t. That’s because the Tory Party is a lie machine which can never be trusted.

A NATIONAL HAMMERBLOW

By Pete Moore On February 28th, 2019 at 6:43 pm

We are a nation divided. The glaciers are boiling and the seas melting. The poor kiddies suffer an obesity epidemic brought on by Tory austerity. It is terrible out there. But the Earl of Glasgow, a LibDem peer, lets slip the news which hurts the most –

I know. Economics isn’t his strong point. He wouldn’t be a Lib Dem otherwise. But that’s churlish. My black, Brexit heart has finally broken for metropolitan Remainers like the noble Earl. How do I set up a fund to help out these poor people?

AND BRADFORD TOO

By Pete Moore On February 27th, 2019 at 7:12 pm

Nine men (sic) who raped and abused two teenage girls who were living in a children’s home have been jailed.

The girls were aged 14 when the men first began to use drink, drugs and violence to groom and sexually exploit them.

Bradford Crown Court heard the abuse started after the girls moved into the home in 2008.

Not “men”, but Pakistani muslims. And like so many other victims of jihad-rape, these girls were supposed to be in the care of local authorities who did nothing while the girls were viciously and barbarically abused, tortured and repeatedly raped.

Never, ever, let anyone tell you that immigration has been anything but a catastrophe for the British people.

WILLIAMSON ISN’T AN ANTI-SEMITE

By Pete Moore On February 27th, 2019 at 7:01 pm

Labour has suspended MP Chris Williamson over remarks about the party’s handling of anti-Semitism […]

A number of Labour MPs had called for his suspension and the parliamentary party said he was no longer welcome at their meetings.

I know. What a surprise. Another Labour MP hates Jews. One so close, so very close, to Corbyn too. After nine MPs walked away from Labour last week because of its institutional antisemitism, even Williamson had to lose the whip.

But in truth he’s not an antisemite. He’s a working class Midlander. A nutcase, creepy, revolutionary Marxist one, but a working class Midlander all the same. And the British working class doesn’t care one bit about that kind of thing.

British antisemitism is based in the middle class, metropolitan far-left. It’s based in academia, the arts and politics. It’s a nostrum on the far-left that Israel is evil, therefore that Jews who support Israel are evil, and that both must go. The British working class doesn’t care one bit about Israel either way. Williamson is just being clubby, with his black shirts and Jew-baiting. It makes him feel he belongs in Corbyn’s new Labour.

Nevertheless it remains the case that anyone who think himself non-racist and non-sectarian absolutely has no business supporting the Labour Party.

LONDON’S GETTING WORSE

By Pete Moore On February 27th, 2019 at 6:42 pm

I’ve told you, this is a one-way journey to Johannesburg,

Detectives have launched a murder investigation after a man was stabbed to death in east London amid a wave of violence in the capital […]

He is the fifth person to be stabbed to death in London in the past nine days after a series of non-fatal knife attacks across the capital on Tuesday.

Zamirullah Stanikzai, 21, who works in a phone shop close to where the incident took place, said he saw two men brandishing knives. “I saw people running up and down the station when I went out,” he said.

I know Ilford. It’s not da ‘hood n ting blud, it’s the eastern suburbs. I used to knock around there. It was ok, nice houses, suburban niceness. Now it’s immigrants, “phone shops” (always a sign of urban decline) and the inevitable stabbings. And it’s only going to get worse.

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

By Mahons On February 27th, 2019 at 1:11 pm

Michael Cohen, President Trump’s disgraced long time lawyer, will testify before Congress today.
In his opening statement he will refer to ghe President as a liar, a con man and a cheat.
He will also offer things we do not all know.
He will confirm the sordid Stormy Daniels payoff, the Trump lies about his business interest in Russia, and the President’s knowledge of Roger Stone’s shenanigans with Wiki Leaks. Apparently he will produce documents supporting his claims. And admit to his own lies and enabling of the President’s conduct.
Cohen is a rat and a fink. No one should admire him. And his testimony should rightly be challenged where appropriate. But he has now no longer anything to gain. His sentence cant be reduced by what he says (it could in fact be lengthened).
When dealing with criminal organizations, one often has to turn to stool pigeons and tainted witnesses to get to the truth. Bad guys dont usually keep a Saint amongst themselves.
The President? He will be in Vietnam (who knew bone spurs healed after 40 years?) creating a distraction with a communist dictator whose weapons program is undiminished. His political emergency that he claimed is a national emergency of building his wall is facing significant Congressional opposition.

He’ll no doubt tweet unpleasant things about Cohen and his testimony. But he has to know that just like with the Wizard of Oz, people are ultimately going to see the man behind the curtain.

NEVER – EVER – TRUST THE TORIES

By Pete Moore On February 26th, 2019 at 6:21 pm

The coup is just about in. Theresa May has stated in public, 108 times, that we leave the EU on 29th March. To no-one’s surprise, today she reneged.

She will put her BRINO deal back to the Commons on 12th March. If it’s again voted down, MPs will have a vote on 13th March to accept or reject leaving with no withdrawal agreement. If they reject no-deal, on 14th March they will have a vote on whether or not to extend Article 50.

She reneged because she’s a coward and a liar. Her tactic is to force democratic MP’s – those who accept the will of the people – into voting for her terrible deal on 12th March. I hope they tell her to get stuffed. It’ll lead to an extension, as anti-democrats call overturning the will of the people. In the longer term it’ll lead to the break up of the Tory and Labour parties.

May has left the people with no option. Our votes don’t matter. Our voice doesn’t matter. The people don’t matter. That’s what thwarting Brexit, or a second referendum, says to almost 17.5 million voters. It says that the people are literally nothing. So we will have to make alternative arrangements. The people are sovereign, not ineffably corrupt MPs who serve their paymasters.