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By ATWadmin On January 25th, 2007 at 10:43 am

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This front cover and article caused quite a stir in the office this morning. "A massive hunt was under way last night for the Home Secretary’s BRAIN…..", the article includes a list of possible culprits. Its almost as if they sat around last night, shrugged and thought ‘what else is there to say?’

Does anyone remember the headline in The Sun in the 80’s the night before a general election (when Labour looked pretty strong up against Thatcher):

‘Would The Last Person to Leave Britain Please Switch out the Lights’

BLAIR TO EMPTY THE PRISONS?

By ATWadmin On January 25th, 2007 at 9:26 am

Yesterday we discussed the news that the Home Office has suggested that Magistrates and Judges should jail only the MOST VIOLENT and persistent criminals owing to a lack of spaces in the English prison system.


Today comes the news that Government has not ruled out releasing thousands of criminals early to ease the pressure on overflowing prisons. The Prime Minister has said “all options” were open as the Government’s handling of the crisis came under fierce attack from the police and judiciary.


It is obvious that our penal system is in meltdown. NuLabour’s gross incompetence is manifest in these shocking announcements. It’s almost as if Government would prefer criminals to be set free. The ongoing collapse of law and order is directly attributable to the failure of this Labour cabal to anticipate, plan and manage the needs this Nation has to keep criminals locked up. And that’s why Government is now pleading with Judges NOT to send thugs to prison and considering releasing those already locked up. Damning.

THE WAR ON CAR OWNERS…..

By ATWadmin On January 25th, 2007 at 9:15 am

Did you read that Councils are set to make millions of pounds out of new "green" taxes slapped on what the media like to call "family gas-guzzlers"

Five London boroughs plan to make owners of "bigger cars" pay more for residents’ parking permits in order to protect the environment.  Three of the authorities stand to make an additional £1 million a year from the charges, which a string of other councils across the capital are also considering.

The little Hitlers in the Local Councils, just like their equivalents in National Government, dress up this revenue assault in the hollow rhetoric of faux environmentalism but we all know that  Edmund King, of the RAC Foundation, is right when he says:

"It is revenue raising dressed up in a green smoke screen. It is also unfair because many people have offstreet parking and many families need larger vehicles,"

Of course fairness has nothing to do with this. Owning a larger vehicle is now seen as a hate crime against the enviroment and leaves the owner of such a vehicle open to all sorts of punitive taxes. The little Hitlers don’t give a toss about things like personal choice, or indeed personal needs, they are out to crank up their income  and who better to persecute than the motorist? The war on car ownders continues apace…

IS THERE A CURE FOR BEING A LIBERAL-DEMOCRAT?

By ATWadmin On January 25th, 2007 at 9:02 am

lib dems.jpgThe Liberal-Democrats. LOL – but where would we be without the clown princes of British politics announcing wilder and even wackier policies by the day, when there senior figures are not cavorting with the odd Cheeky Girl, here and there.


Yesterday saw an elderly gentleman who is apparently the Leader of the Lib-Dem’s announce in Parliament that his Party had now decided that Britain should start pulling its troops out of Iraq at the start of May, and that such forces should be completely withdrawn from Iraq by October under a “framework for surrender and betrayal withdrawal”.


This kind faced elderly gentleman argued that we needed to show our enduring support for the fledgling democracy in Iraq …by getting the hell out of there, as quickly as possible, so leaving the Jihadists and the Sunni insurgents with a free hand. With a benign smile indicating superior knowledge, he pointed out that the best approach in the war on terror is to de facto to run away, and indeed to provide one’s enemies with a detailed timetable for when the running away will happen.


And how gracious of the UK MSM to report the elderly gentleman’s ramblings so positively. Why it’s as if a craven MSM have found one of their own as leader of the Liberal-Democrats! Cheeky Cheeky.

GAY RIGHTS UBER ALLES…

By ATWadmin On January 25th, 2007 at 8:43 am

It’s not often that you find the main strands of Christianity in Britain uniting over something that is actually worthwhile but the past few days have seen just as the Church of England support the Roman Catholic Church in its bid to gain exemption from laws on adoption by gay couples.

Catholic leaders in England and Wales say its teachings prevent its agencies placing children with homosexuals and they will close if bound by the rules. Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and the Archbishop of York, John Sentamu, have written to Tony Blair. They say "rights of conscience cannot be made subject to legislation, however well-meaning".

Well, our gay-rights obsessed politicians appear to be about to blow a large raspberry at the Christian Church leaders modest request and will push through their homo-uber-alles legislation at ALL costs. 

What has struck me over the past few days is from listening to politicians being interviewed on this subject is the near universal desire they have to frame the advance of pro-gay legislation in equality terms, then set all moral objections to one side, and plead that all they are doing is making our society a more fair place. Bizarrely, some of these politicians also claim to practice Christian worship.

As we slump into a post-Christian phase in the UK, with God firmly rejected and his commenadments replaced by the tenets of the lousy Human Rights Act, I fear we will see much worse legislation than this coming our way. It’s said that when people stop believing in God, they start believing in anything. Current trends rather prove this.

NEW THINKING OR NO THINKING?

By ATWadmin On January 25th, 2007 at 8:25 am

The Scotsman reports that at a conference to discuss "Islamophobia" (sic) Police are apparently warming to "new thinking" which would mean the ending of "stop and search" of possible terrorist suspects in the Muslim community. Seriously! It appears that the dhimmification of the UK Police continues apace with a spokesman for Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) blethering….

“I think we need to move from the concept of stopping on appearance and ethnicity. I sense an atmosphere among police leaders that it’s time to reflect upon where we go with stop and search. Is it having an adverse impact on police and community relations?”

Well , if it is it’s not as great as Islamists detonating themselves on the London Underground, pal.

This is stuff and nonsense, and a pathetic attempt to try and appease Islamists. It is also an insult to the courageous work  carried out by many in the UK police as they do their level best to try and protect us against exploding maniacal militant Islamists.

COLLUSION INVESTIGATION REQUIRED…

By ATWadmin On January 25th, 2007 at 8:08 am

soc_20041210_fri3art2.jpgGiven that the air is heqady with all sorts of claims about collusion I suppose it seems reasonable that we should also consider the collusion that goes on between journalists and the IRA, don’t you think?

Here is what Kevin Myers has to say on the topic…

I HAVE had some revolting experiences in my life before, but few to compare with hearing the murderers and torturers of Sinn Fein-IRA denounce the "human rights abuses" by the RUC. To listen to the man who was in charge at the time of the abduction, murder and secret burial of the widow, and mother of 10, Jean McConville, condemn the RUC for collusion is surely the most nauseating banquet of humbug and cant that the peace process has served up to us so far.

Martin McGuiness, to be sure, had nothing to do with Jean McConville’s death, but he is a self-confessed leader of the IRA. So how is it possible that on The One O’Clock News on RTE, Sean O’Rourke could have interviewed him about allegations of RUC collusion with UVF killers without even once mentioning this fact?

 

Instead, he was treated as if he and Sinn Fein had spent the past decades peacefully campaigning for police reform. The rewriting of history proceeds apace: Provisional Sinn Fein, apparently, was actually a civil rights organisation which merely sought justice for the nationalist peoples of the North. And if anyone is going to challenge that fiction, it’s apparently not going to happen on RTE radio.

Or the BBC. Or Sky. Or The Times, or even The Daily Mail. Kevin goes on to point out..

So let’s hear it all. Let’s hear how many Special Branch and MI5 agents were allowed to remain as active loyalist terrorists. And let’s hear about the last days and hours of the 50 or so alleged informers murdered by the IRA.

 

And then, let’s hear how many of their interrogators and executioners were also working for the British. Scapaticci and Donaldson we know about: but who else? Half the army council, probably. And who knows? Maybe Martin McGuinness was not just a police reformer, but a police informer, too. Then let’s hear about Bloody Friday, and Jean McConville and Patsy Gillespie, Ireland’s first, though involuntary, suicide bomber, and all those other atrocities that their authors are never confronted with on RTE and the BBC, even as they are so freely denouncing the RUC.

 

Rewriting history is the first thing that failed terrorists have always done whenever they look back at their failed and bloody campaigns. They turn their banquets of murder and depravity into peaceful crusades for justice. It is up to journalists not to allow such historical fictions to prevail.

 

Amen to that Kevin, but they won’t. Too many (but not all) journalists are participants, rather than observers, in this shocking re-write of history. They don’t give a damn about the banquets of murder and depravity that the "star performers" in the peace process participated in. They want to keep on good terms with the political intelligentsia, they want to secure their place in the pantheon of peace processors, and they are, needless to say, a disgrace to their profession. For every Kevin Myers or a Suzanne Breen, we have a dozen lickspittles.

OFFER SYRIA NOTHING….

By ATWadmin On January 25th, 2007 at 8:02 am

Great article here by Steven Plaut here on the continued bumbling by the inept Israeli PM Osloid Olmert…



Just when it looked like Ehud Olmert could not mess things up any worse than he already had, it was reported that he and his mates had been secretly negotiating a deal with Syria. Allegedly, Israel would reward Syria for 70 years of aggression by basically shrinking itself to its pre-1967 dimensions and returning to what Abba Eban once dubbed “Auschwitz borders.”


 


Under the proposed deal, Israel would abandon the entire Golan Heights, which would be turned into a large “park” under joint Israeli-Syrian management. Israel and Syria would then demilitarize areas on both sides of this nice park, with the Syrian side’s demobilized zone larger than Israel’s. Israel would get a nice written set of promises from Syria – one of those being to rein in Hizbullah. The Syrian state-controlled TV and newspapers are already repudiating and denying the deal. Syrian intransigence may yet save the Jewish people from the mega-stupidity of Israeli political leaders, and not for the first time: a deal for a “return” of the Golan Heights to Syria was almost signed by Ehud Barak in 2000. Had it been concluded, it would have moved Syrian armed forces right up to the shores of the Sea of Galilee.


 


Steven is right. Attempts to buy off Boy Bashar will only end in jeopardising Israel’s existence. 

MORE EMPTY DUP WORDS…

By ATWadmin On January 25th, 2007 at 7:55 am

Gregory Campbell.jpgI came across this quote by the likeable DUP MP & MLA Gregory Campbell speaking of Martin McGuinness in  Kevin Toolis’s book on the IRA "Rebel Hearts "

 He is a cold-blooded ruthless terrorist and a liar. He will weigh up the consequences of his actions only in terms of benefit to the IRA, regardless of the cost in human lives.

 

Given that Gregory and his DUP pals are now preparing to share devolved power with Mr McGuinness, in an administration in which this alleged "ruthless terrorist and liar" will hold the position of Deputy First Minister, I leave it to you to draw your conclusions about DUP integrity. Maybe Gregory or his friends can find the guts to explain to ATW readers why a man described as a "cold-blooded terrorist" in 1995 is fit for Government in 2007? At what point did McGuinness pay for the alleged crimes? Just wondering…..

Fly Away!

By ATWadmin On January 24th, 2007 at 3:23 pm

You know the totalitarian ‘green’ agenda has gone way too far when you have the likes of Auntie Beeb asking us if we should stop flying altogether.  In some respects the BBC is only following on with the hysteria generated by both the lunatics on the Left, and those Conservatives who should know better.  We have already had the Conservatives calling for an eventual halt to all internal United Kingdom flights (a bit of a pig if you happen to live in Ulster, the Shetlands or the Scillys).  To even raise the possibility of giving up flying suggests the propaganda power of a lobby that has had it far too good for far too long.

We don’t dispute the phenomenon of climate change.  What we dispute is the notion that human activity is primarily responsible when the history of the globe has seen a multitude of meteorological cycles.  Back in the 80s we were informed the hole in the polar ozone layer would gradually get bigger.  Instead it has begun to repair itself.  We were warned apocalyptically of melting ice sheets.  Recent evidence suggests the ice shelf in the Antarctic has begun to thicken.  I, for one, am not curbing one single aspect of my existence to satiate environmental lobbyists, for they seem to emerge from the Nuala O’Loan school of political thought: ‘something must be so because I say it is, even though I have little in the way of evidence to substantiate my claims.’

In April I am off to Malta, and September heralds two weeks in Gambia.  Restricting your travel to land-based forms of transport effectively limits your holiday geography to the Mediterranean.  Even then you have the endurance of getting to your destination.  I have travelled to Rome by both aeroplane and coach.  Leeds/Bradford to Fiumicino takes 2 hours and 45 minutes; Victoria Coach Station in London to the Stazione Termini (without an overnight stay) takes almost 34 hours.  Is anybody seriously suggesting that families with young kids should put them through the hell of 1.5 days of overland travel just to satisfy plebs with birch twigs in their hair and their assorted hangers-on in the MSM?