Is it possible that Miliband and his goons have been holding talks with the IRA’s proxies in Sinn Fein in the vain hope of forming some sort of post-election pact? With Scottish Nationalists eyeing up similar “arrangements” we have the remarkable situation of a Labour Party sitting in Government supported by parties that seek to end the Union.
As we know, yesterday was the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz Concentration camp. All sane people will be aware of the horrors that took place in that hell hole. So, come today…
Ex-Plaid Cymru leader Lord Wigley has apologised after comparing the Trident base in Scotland to Auschwitz concentration camp. He had been asked about the employment boost if the nuclear facility were to be moved to Wales. He told the BBC: “No doubt there were many jobs provided in Auschwitz and places like that but that didn’t justify their existence.” The comments come after the 70th anniversary of Auschwitz’s liberation.
Wigley can wriggle all he wants but he plainly compared a British military base to a Nazi concentration camp. His moral hypocrisy is quite staggering but is an insight into the demented thinking of Welsh Nationalism. Like most politicians, Wigley is most sorry for any hurt he has caused himself.
I took part in a BBC discussion this morning on the suggestion by Conservative Leader David Cameron that he would further reduce the maximum benefit ceiling for those who do not work from 26k to 23k.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, whose speech to activists in Iowa last weekend drew strong reviews, has taken the first formal step toward a presidential candidacy in 2016, establishing a committee that will help spread his message and underwrite his activities as he seeks to build his political and fundraising networks in the months ahead.
This guy has a real uphill battle, but has proven over and over that he can fight and win. He has Governed well, fought off recalls and is very clear in the directions he wants to go. It would be nice if he had a chance. This is a 23 min speech, but worth listening to.
I have some comforting news for British people; the hugely-subsidised and fairly useless Met. Office, well known for its useless forecasts, huge amounts of taxpayers cash spent on ever-more complex computers which produce ever-more catastrophically-wrong forecasts, and slavish devotion to either Global Warming or Climate Change beliefs; this boondoggle of a forecasting organisation is no longer the worst in the world. It has come under severe pressure to be the worst forecaster ever by the bunch in America known as the National Weather Service, who forecast three feet of snow, hurricane winds and power outages over two-thirds of the North-Eastern United states.
What did New York get, after shutting down all the subways, streets, tunnels and airports? They get moderate snowfalls of six-ten-odd inches, empty streets, businesses closed down, and Mayor de Blasio surveying all of his empire, secure that he had ‘done the right thing’. Philadelphia was promised fourteen inches of snow; they got about two.
American NWS, we salute you!
The meteorologist-in-charge of the Philadelphia forecast office, Gary Szatkowski, posted to Twitter:
My deepest apologies to many key decision makers and so many members of the general public.
You made a lot of tough decisions expecting us to get it right, and we didn’t. Once again, I’m sorry.
According to IRNA. The Obama administration are now the Middle Man for Iran to threaten Israel.
Iran sends warning to Israel via US officials
Jan 27, 10:43 AM (ET)
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s official IRNA news agency is reporting the country has sent a warning to Israel through the United States over the recent killing of an Iranian general in an alleged Israeli airstrike.
The Tuesday report quotes Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian as saying, “We told the Americans that the leaders of the Zionist regime should await the consequences of their act.”
He added, “The Zionist regime has crossed our red lines.”
Iranian Gen. Mohammad Ali Allahdadi was killed along with six Lebanese Hezbollah fighters in a Jan. 18 airstrike in the Syrian-controlled part of the disputed Golan Heights.
Both Iran and Hezbollah blamed Israel for the strike; the Israeli government refused to comment.
Amirabdollahian says Iran delivered the message to U.S. officials via diplomatic channels. He did not elaborate.