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By ATWadmin On July 13th, 2008 at 9:15 am

In response to the vicious knife crime that is taking so many lives across the UK (and in London, most strikingly) the Government has promised a swift and comprehensive response to deal with it. So, Home Secretary Jacqui Smith is to about to unveil plans….. to shock young people who carry knives into a greater awareness of the impact of stabbing on victims. Her proposals include visits to hospitals where people are being treated for knife wounds.

Wow – that will REALLY sort the problem, won’t it? I mean it’s not as if those thugs who stab people, often in multiple slashes, figure that they will do severe damage, is it? Being taken to the hospital to visit the victims of knife wounds is going to really stop them from carrying blades, no doubt about it. Such illuminated wisdom from our wise and benevolent government.  What next – an image of a victim of knife crime on every knife purchased?

I think this is pathetic stuff from a useless government which is so WEAK on crime as to almost beyond parody. We HAVE the laws, we HAVE the police — what is missing is the political resolution to punish. Labour, being good  card- carrying lefties, think that those who are prepared to stab fellow human beings to death can be reasoned with, dissuaded from their barbarity. I don’t. I think they need severe punishment that will send a message to other putative knife users. This namby pamby approach by Jacqui Smith will be laughed at by the teenage thugs who think that they can carry knives and use them – and get away with it.

ATW Sunday Morning Jukebox

By ATWadmin On July 13th, 2008 at 9:02 am

Bits of the classic Disney film to Jefferson Airplane.


By ATWadmin On July 12th, 2008 at 1:00 pm

I note that even as the law-abiding unionist community was preparing for today’s cultural celebrations, certain nationalists reverted to old habits… 

"Four police officers were treated for injuries on Friday night following rioting in Portadown. In all, 13 police officers were injured when paint, petrol bombs, stones and fireworks were thrown in the Obin Street area. In Belfast a police officer was injured during a riot in the New Lodge area. About 50 people threw petrol bombs, stones and other objects at police in the early hours of Saturday morning. Two people were arrested.



By ATWadmin On July 12th, 2008 at 12:34 pm

Wonder who agrees with James Hansen, NASA’s pre-eminent climate scientist who has said of fossil fuel company CEOs,  in his testimony to Congress…" In my opinion, these CEOs should be tried for high crimes against humanity and nature "  What if Hansen is wrong – can we put him on trial too please? The reason I ask, as this excellent article points out, is that Hansen is prone to some rather significant errors.


By ATWadmin On July 12th, 2008 at 11:26 am

Remember that Pakistan is "our ally" in the war on terror – or so we are constantly told. So….

"About 3,000 Islamist women gathered at the radical Lal Masjid in the Pakistani capital and vowed to raise their children for jihad, days after a suicide bomber killed 19 people after a similar rally on July 6. Chanting slogans of “jihad is our way”, burqa-clad women, some carrying babies, listened to fiery speeches from the daughter of the mosque’s jailed cleric on the eve of the anniversary of a raid on the complex in which more than 100 people died."

Islam. The religion of peace. Pakistan. Our ally.

What sort of depravity affects this women that they can pledge their babies for self-explosion? Doesn’t that go against every maternal instinct? Just how EVIL is the form of Islam taught in this area? If this is Islam unrestrained – haven’t we got ourselves a global problem?

Hat-tip to Daphne for the story


By ATWadmin On July 12th, 2008 at 11:16 am

Are YOU concerned about global warming? See a psychiatrist! You see over in Australia, psychiatrists have detected the first case of "climate change delusion" Writing in the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Joshua Wolf and Robert Salo say this delusion was a "previously unreported phenomenon".  "A 17-year-old man was referred to the inpatient psychiatric unit at Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne with an eight-month history of depressed mood . . . He also . . . had visions of apocalyptic events The patient had also developed the belief that, due to climate change, his own water consumption could lead within days to the deaths of millions of people through exhaustion of water supplies." Never mind the poor boy, who became too terrified even to drink. What’s scarier is that people in charge of our Government seem to also suffer from this "climate change delusion", too. Gordon Brown, David Cameron – they fall OVER over each other to warn us that the end is nigh unless we pay more taxes and accept the removal of more freedoms! I think psychiatrists are going to be VERY BUSY with these prospective patients!Hat-tip to Bernard for the story! 


By ATWadmin On July 12th, 2008 at 11:01 am

Did you see that four men were stabbed to death in London yesterday? These are just the latest in a series of brutal murders that have taken place across our capital city – all caused by the use of knives. Government is saying it will do something about this next week – but I wonder what difference THAT is going to make? Surely the answer is obvious? We need ZERO TOLERANCE applied to anyone apprehended carrying of a knife for an unlawful purpose, we need severe sentencing, and we need punishment when in jail for the thugs behind all these horrendous murders. I have little confidence that Jacqui Smith – the Home Secretary – will announce anything of merit on Monday. It’s not about MORE laws, it’s about enforcing existing laws and ensuring that those who think they can knife their fellow citizens with impunity discover that they will be hounded  down and made to pay


By ATWadmin On July 12th, 2008 at 10:40 am

I’m flying across to Rome at the end of this month and looking forward to my first visit to the eternal city! So many great sites to see, so much history.  Not sure if I will be granted an audience with the Pope but based on his latest proclamation concerning climate change, that might be no bad thing. Readers will know that I have frequently applauded the moral rigours of the current and previous Pontiff but I do take issue with Pope Benedict XVI when he says that he wants to wake up consciences on climate change. The pope told reporters while flying to Australia Saturday on a 10-day pilgrimage that people need to be spurred into finding a way to change life styles in the face of climate change. How about not flying so much, your Holiness? How about not allowing yourself to be swayed by AGW hysteria?


By ATWadmin On July 12th, 2008 at 10:20 am

Interesting to read that from September, applicants for German citizenship will have to correctly answer 17 of 33 questions selected from a pool of more than 300, which tackle everything from regional flags to property law. But while potential Germans are expected to know all about taxes on pets, there is no room in the quiz for the Nazi extermination of more than six million Jews. Stephen Kramer, of the Central Council of Jews, said the omission betrays a "strange understanding of history" while Judaism is not included on a multiple choice question about Europe’s principal religions.


By ATWadmin On July 12th, 2008 at 10:10 am


"Their arrival in London is said to have led to a huge rise in thieving and prompted the creation of a specialist police squad to tackle their sinister activities.  Yet in a move which has caused disbelief amongst rank and file officers, Scotland Yard has asked staff to ‘celebrate’ the contribution of Roma gipsies to ‘London’s culture and diversity.’ 

In a notice posted on the force’s intranet website, Denise Milani, director of the Met’s ‘Diversity and Citizen Focus Directorate’, (Yes, that’s how BAD it is folks) urges officers to observe the first ever ‘Gipsy Roma Traveller History Month.’ Ignoring the huge drain on resources caused by Romanian pickpockets who target commuters and tourists in the West End, Miss Milani  –  a protege of Metropolitan Police chief Sir Ian Blair  –  says Roma gipsies are welcome in the capital. She says: ‘We welcome the celebration of the community’s history and contributions to London’s culture and diversity."

You couldn’t make it up, could you? These hopeless diversity liberals such as Miss Milani are a scourge on policing.