By Pete Moore On February 2nd, 2016 at 6:58 pm
So lemme get this clear:
The Prime Minister’s absolutely-not-staged EU negotiations have resulted in a “red card” veto over Commission proposals, which is simply that currentl impossible to implement veto, but with a new badge; and whereas the EU had no competence over domestic welfare, he’s somehow handed them control.
In a few weeks Cameron has put himself up with Attlee and Blair as the worst of Prime Ministers. The EU is desperate to keep the UK on the plantation. It desperately needs British cash and heft and, in the event of the UK escaping, a stampede could ensue. He could not lose, went out to buy a Bentley and came home with a floormat for an Austin Allegro. Two weeks ago he outraged everyone by asking for nothing and today got even less.
And, mark my words, this bag of nothing is what a majority will vote to accept. There’s no way that the UK will give them the archer’s salute. The spooked voters will do it in June because Cameron wanted the referendum before the summer immigrant invasion is in full swing*. It’ll be a close vote, but monstrous political and financial corruption will keep us in. And then it’s full steam ahead with ever closer union and ever more EU, sinking below a rapidly enriching world. There is no status quo. The EU is a process, not a destination, and Cameron – always an arch EUphile – will keep us on the bus to oblivion.
(* Watch the MSM drop all reporting of immigrant invasions and crime in the weeks before the vote)
By The Troll On February 2nd, 2016 at 3:03 pm
Listen to this 90 seconds and you’ll get a better understanding of the America not covered by the MSM.
By David Vance On February 2nd, 2016 at 11:34 am
One of the oldest tricks in the playbook of the political conniving is to use distraction to get what they want. It works like this. Seize on an issue of relative unimportance, talk it up into the SINGLE biggest issue ever, then at least deliver a little on it – WHILST the real issue of substance is gloriously ignored. And so it is with Mr Cameron’s “EU” break through.
There is NO emergency brake for this. We just accept it because Cameron doesn’t want to discuss it, and the inevitable consequences.
By David Vance On February 2nd, 2016 at 11:23 am
Great news from Iowa. Mike Huckabee has trumped the poll and must now be favourite to get the run for the Presidency.
Sorry that was 2008. I was mistaken.
Great news from Iowa. Rick Santorum has trumped the poll and must now be favourite to get the run for the Presidency!
Sorry, that WAS 2012, I was mistaken.
Great news from Iowa. Ted Cruz has trumped the Trump and must now surely be favourite to get the run for the Presidency…..
Meanwhile, Hillary Clinton has used all her vast financial resources and years of experience to ..manage a draw with some grumpy deranged geriatric socialist.
By Pete Moore On February 1st, 2016 at 8:23 pm
Marx urged Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition of conservatives and center-left Social Democrats (SPD) to “now stand together,” referring to voter disquiet in Germany over its receipt of more than one million asylum seekers since last year began.
You cannot make it up. The “EU’s top Catholic bishop”, who is clearly a communist, and who is exorting Merkel to ignore German public opinion (you can’t get more EU than that), is one Cardinal Marx.
Channeling the No Borders crowd, he adds that “Europe must avoid fences between rich and poor”. Oh aye? Have you been in the Vatican? I have. They know all about riches in that particular sovereign state. I’ve never seen so much bling, and that’s only what the public is allowed at. And these are the fences which surround it:
By David Vance On February 1st, 2016 at 11:58 am
I’ve always found Charles Moore a thoughtful read and so his views on the Donald Trump phenonomen are worth an examination;
“In politics instead of business, the media want to shoot even more, so Mr Trump is shovelling harder than ever. He may be self-aggrandising, but he’s a genius at pouring wet concrete on the pomposity of others. When he pulled out of last week’s Iowa candidates’ debate on Fox News because of the alleged bias of its “bimbo” (his word) presenter Megyn Kelly, I thought he had blown it. Was he not brave enough to enter the arena?
But when I saw how all the TV journalists combined to express their disapproval of Mr Trump for “disrespecting the democratic process” by not going on the show, I realised how well he had shown up their conceited sense of their own role. He had exposed the supposedly anti-establishment Fox News as no different from the liberal networks that grass-roots Republicans hate. And the debate, without him, very nearly died. He is a past-master at what he calls “playing the role of myself”.
If you are certain sort of American – not necessarily a Right-wing one, but certainly one who feels that the prevailing political culture has nothing to offer you – you are not likely to be impressed by the attacks on Mr Trump’s character. He’s accused of being a narcissist. As much as the President we’ve had seven years of? He’s said to be dishonest and harbours bitterness. As much as the woman who is the Democrats’ front-runner? It’s natural to want to keep him in the race and see how far he can go.”
We shall see in the coming weeks just how far he can go. I know that Iowa is not the be all and end all but it IS a test.
By David Vance On February 1st, 2016 at 11:50 am
There is a NIHILISM at the centre of leftist thought that quite takes my breath away. It’s not that they are arguing for “socialism” – they are arguing for the utter destruction of our Nation States. Just consider this;
“Completely open borders allowing unfettered migration around the world are ‘inevitable’, shadow chancellor John McDonnell claimed today. During an interview about the migrant crisis facing Europe, which could see more than a million people try to cross its borders this year, Mr McDonnell said the movement of people around the globe would render border controls ‘irrelevant’.
The shadow chancellor, a crucial close ally of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, said conflict, poverty and climate change would drive mass migration of people around the world. He told the BBC Sunday Politics: ‘The movement of peoples across the globe will mean that borders are almost going to become irrelevant by the end of this century, so we should be preparing for that and explain why people move.
‘In our policy making, as politicians, we should be working now to see how we address that because it will mean that we need to look at how we resolve conflicts, how we make the world more equal and also how we tackle climate change.”
In essence, the new line from new Labour is that we must accept the ending of our national borders which in turn means allowing unlimited immigration. This in turn means we will stop existing as a Nation State and simply become a land mass ripe for colonisation by whoever fancies turning up. I don’t believe most British people share McDonnell’s nihilist vision BUT the very fact that such a highly placed politicians articulates it is quite stunning. No borders = no nations.
By Pete Moore On January 31st, 2016 at 6:58 pm
BUSY times and things to do for everyone, it seems. Have yourselves a Sunday Open Thread in that case, one decorated with Hohenwerfen Castle in Austria. Tell us what you know –
By Pete Moore On January 30th, 2016 at 5:59 pm
I’LL believe it when I see it.
REUTERS: German Chancellor Angela Merkel tried on Saturday to placate the increasingly vocal critics of her open-door policy for refugees by insisting that most refugees from Syria and Iraq would go home once the conflicts there had ended.
The likelihood of this happening is about zero, I reckon. Maybe it’s just another political lie to get through the day, made in the expectation that it’ll be forgotten soon enough. Even if she’s sincere, acting on such promises are a touch more difficult than making them.
But let’s assume that she is sincere. I’ve been wondering since last summer if someone would say that refugees (as opposed to illegal immigrants) ought to return home when their land is safe. The assumption seems to be that refugee status confers permanent residence in that country. I don’t see why this should be the case.
At best, and even if the events which make some become refugees last for many years, refugee status ought to lapse immediately and automatically once it’s safe for them to return home. It ought to be implied in the status, and not have to be said by politicians under severe pressure and tanking poll numbers. When Syria is declared safe, Syrian refugees must return home within a short and defined period of time. Failure to do so would make them illegal immigrants and subject to forced deportation.
How can anyone think this is not obvious and sensible?