Can’t say I am surprised to read that Cameron’s uberliberal Conservatives now contemplate raising taxation on alcohol by 10% Even worse, they want to double the £400 million currently spent by the State on the treatment of drug and alcohol problems. The cost, they say, should be met by a "treatment tax" on wine, beerand spirits.
Rubbish- they just want to tax us even further.Look, these people have forgotten the very point of being a Conservative. They are just as enthusiastic about Statism as Labour and the Liberal-Democrats, they just wear more old fashioned suits. What is particularly depressing about all this is that Iain Duncan Smith - the "Quiet Man" himself – was central to drawing such stupid recommendations up. It’s enough to drive you to drink!
Well, I managed to get through "Live Earth" day and miss every second of it! However I caught some few moments on the News programmes on TV and I did laugh at the infantile pretensions of the pop star cognoscenti who implored us to start a revolution and "save the planet" even as they drag their vast c02 emitting entourages around the world. I was also amused at the patently UNTRUE claim that this event was carbon neutral. The distinguishing feature about the disciples of the religion of AGW is that they are steeped in gross hypocrisy, cocooned in a self-righteous haze, and way beyond any reason.
You couldn’t make it up! A terrorist jailed for his involvement in a bomb attack on the Paris Metro – which killed eight people and wounded 80 – has been working as a traffic warden in England. Mustapha Boutarfa, 32, was arrested by Scotland Yard’s anti-terrorist squad in 1996 and extradited from Britain to France two years later. He stood trial for his auxiliary role in the 1995 attack on the St Michel station by a notorious Islamic militant group and was given a two-year prison sentence. (Tough on crime, eh?) But after his release, Boutarfa, who held dual French and Algerian nationality, managed to get back into the UK with his wife and children – and also secured the job as a parking attendant in Richmond-upon-Thames, Surrey.
Killer Islamic doctors, convicted French Jihadi, the UK welcomes them all.
Did you see that UK PM Gordon Brown’s new security minister says that the battle to deal with radicalisation in the fight against terrorism could take "up to" 15 years to achieve? Admiral Sir Alan West went on to explain how he "hated" the expression "war on terror" and he also pointed out that he was unhappy about the expression "the Muslim community". His most radical suggestion is that anyone with knowledge of forthcoming acts of terror should "snitch" on this to the authorities even though "snitching" was un-British.
What a joker this guy is. I know I had a go at him a few weeks back – when it was revealed that he had sought legal advice as to whether it was legally right for the Navy to war with Iraq – this was before Brown elevated him to this position and I have to say that I think my instincts about him will be proven right. Look, we ARE at war with militant Islam, so if the Admiral is unhappy with the euphemistic "war on terror" how about calling it what is truly is "the war on militant Islam"? Too direct, too "UnBritish" – too truthful?
Furthermore, whether HE accepts the term "Muslim Community" or not, the reality is that many Muslims adhere to this most unBritish definition of themselves. They primary loyalty is to Islam, not Britain. It is Mohammad’s wishes they seek to carry out – as we saw in London and Glasgow most recently. The homicide doctor in the burning car at Glasgow Airport was shouting "Allah. Allah, Allah" not three cheers for the Prince of Wales.
Admiral West is just one more stooge, already sufficiently dhimmified NOT to say the Islam word. I ask how can we win a war that out "leaders" refuse to recognise?
Wonder what you make of the news that up to eight UK police officers and civilian staff are suspected of links to extremist groups including Al Qaeda? Some are even believed to have attended terror training camps in Pakistan or Afghanistan. Their names feature on a secret list of alleged radicals said to be working in the Metropolitan and other forces. Astonishingly, many of the alleged jihadists have not been sacked because – it is claimed – police do not have the "legal power" to dismiss them. We can also reveal that one suspected jihadist officer working in the South East has been allowed to keep his job despite being caught circulating Internet images of beheadings and roadside bombings in Iraq. He is said to have argued that he was trying to "enhance" debate about the war.We are not truly serious in this war on Islamic terror – if we were these AQ Police officers would be behind bars.
On this date, two years ago, militant Islam struck in London, murdering dozens of innocent people. Jihad was on our streets.
I see that the occasion has been marked with a ceremony at a memorial garden to the victims. Prime Minister Gordon Brown, London mayor Ken Livingstone and Olympics and London Minister Tessa Jowell joined relatives at King’s Cross Station.
But what exactly have these politicians gathered to remember? It can’t be the real menace that the Islamic Jihadists represent since Livingstone sympathises with suicide bombers and NuLabour stood by whilst the Jihadists plotted against us and did nothing in their multiculti stupor. It can’t be the need to go on the offensive against the Jihadists since they all committed to something called "community cohesion" which means permanent kid gloves time. In fact watching these political fools standing at such a solemn event, I wonder did they think anything at all?
Islam’s war on the United Kingdom was manifest on 7/7 for all who wanted to see. Since that date, and remembering what almost happened last weekend, Islam remains a real and present danger. And yet, from where I stand, most of the British political class seek to avoid the harsh truth that Islam appears to be our deadly enemy seeking new ways to bring carnage onto our streets. There will be more days like 7/7 until we wake up to the fact that Islam and our western democracies are not compatible.
I see that Alan Johnston, the BBC reporter turned Hamas publicist-in-chief, returns to the UK today. I’ve seen enough in the past few days since he was released from captivity to conclude that this man has little if any interest in those captured Israeli soldiers, held by his pals in Hamas. He has allowed himself to be turned into a shill for the Islamic barbarians in Hamas, and I predict that diplomatic routes will now be opened for Hamas, all care of nice Mr Johnstone. When one considers the shocking violence and murders that Hamas carry out, and when one reflects on their genocidal hatred of the Jews, it is almost impossible to imagine how Mr Johnston can refrain from ANY criticism of these Islamic thugs. Then again, he does work for Al-Beeb.
It’s Live Earth Day, in case you hadn’t noticed. It’s a special day for global warming alarmists EVERYWHERE, and the Al Gore roadshow is coming to town, every town, via the global MSM. You can expect to be patronised by the most infantile egocentric group of people imaginable -pop stars! Yes today is the great day when climate change scientific luminaries such as Madonna, Sting, and the rest of the Peter Pan gang get to SAVE THE PLANET. Except ALL that they are doing is indulging their vanity and massive egos whilst giving the Rev Gore’s Presidential ambitions that little extra push, look out Hillary and Obama!Here’s a little reality check, something you can be sure will be missing from the MSM coverage..
The total carbon footprint of the event, taking into account the artists’ and spectators’ travel to the concert, and the energy consumption on the day, is likely to be at least 31,500 tonnes of carbon emissions, according to John Buckley of Carbonfootprint.com, who specialises in such calculations. Throw in the television audience and it comes to a staggering 74,500 tonnes. In comparison, the average Briton produces ten tonnes in a year. The concert will also generate some 1,025 tonnes of waste at the concert stadiums – much of which will go directly into landfill sites. Moreover, the pop stars headlining the concerts are the absolute antithesis of the message they promote – with Madonna leading the pack of the worst individual rock star polluters in the world. Supermodel Kate Moss, another profligate polluter through her use of private jets, is producing a T-shirt for the event.
Today is a massive exercise in green propaganda, it is a coalition between the leftist political agenda and the right-on pop world agenda. My advice is to keep that dial permanently tuned to another channel. Gore and the gang can take a hike with their blatant ignorant propagandising – some of us look beyond even Madonna to discern what is happening to the Planet.
To parents, the loss of a child must be so traumatic as to induce a state of mind which allows truly foolish statements to be made without prior reference to their intellects and brains. The alternative, that the foolish statements were made whilst in full possession of their faculties is, unfortunately, more often the case.
My wife and I brought three children into this world, we nurtured them, loved them, laughed with them and when the time came, watched them go forward into an unforgiving world, armoured as best we knew against all that we could imagine. A few things we didn’t do with our kids was to leave then unattended at any time, allow them to attempt tasks which their bodies and reflexes just weren’t ready for, allow them near an ocean without them all being able to swim, and give them access to expensive powered mini-motorcycles so as to give them the ‘thrill’ of riding a machine at speed, despite not being physically able or ready to control such a machine.
This last was what the parents of six-year old Kane Small did, further encouraging him to borrow a friend’s motor mini-bike and career around a track in a nature reserve as his own had been sold “due to the rising costs of using track facilities”. Unfortunately, the six-year old child lost control and crashed into a tree, dying in hospital from his injuries.
But what do the “grieving parents” call for? Some sense? Some forgiveness for what should really be called culpable manslaughter? An acceptance by their family and friends that the father and mother of little Kane were just plain ignorant of their responsibilities as parents? No way! They called for more mini-motor cycle tracks to be built by councils, or Lottery funding so that “ordinary people can take their children to use their motorbikes in a safe and supervised place”
And these people are actually allowed to look after children?
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