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UK AND IRELAND SET NEW STANDARDS….

By ATWadmin On February 6th, 2007 at 9:15 am

Nice to see the UK and Ireland trail-blazing new standards in our wonderful European Union.

The UK is now the most burgled country in Europe, a disturbing crime survey reveals. This lack of respect for private property is hardly surprising given the Government’s refusal to allow us  the right to defend our property. Meanwhile levels of assault are also the highest across the EU, while car theft, robbery and sex offences are also well above average. As you can see, under Labour, we are reaching new standards.

In the overall crime league, the UK comes second only to plucky Ireland, with more than a fifth of the population in both countries exposed to crime in the past year. Ireland just manages to clock up the highest level of common crime in the EU.

Particularly embarrassing for the Government is the clear link researchers found between levels of violent crime and alcohol consumption – at a time when booze-fuelled violence is rising in the wake of the 24-hour drinking reforms.

The data for this survey results comes from the European Crime and Safety Survey, a joint project involving the United Nations and the EU Commission involving some 40,000 interviews across the continent, and is described as ‘the most comprehensive analysis of crime, security and safety ever conducted in the EU’. Instead of relying on official crime data published by EU governments, the researchers started from scratch, asking huge numbers of adults about their experiences during 2004.

ILLEGALS ROAM FREE…

By ATWadmin On February 6th, 2007 at 9:08 am

It’s quite an indictment of the sheer incompetency that characterises this NuLabour administration that illegal immigrants are roaming the streets because there is no room for them at detention centres.

Leaked emails revealed the shambles is a direct result of Labour’s solution to the prison overcrowding crisis. More than 200 foreign prisoners who were taking up jail spaces have been dumped on immigration centres over the past two weeks. This has left no places for illegals, who are now classed as the ‘lowest detention prioity’. They are not being picked up and continue to walk the streets with little or no threat of being held.

The chaos that pervades the system is typified in the revelation that operations to trap illegals and failed asylum seekers are now also being cancelled. And police cells – already full of criminals because of prison overcrowding – are also being hit.  Welcome to the UK.

God Save the Queen

By ATWadmin On February 6th, 2007 at 6:52 am

Nobody who has been to Auschwitz can avoid being totally overcome by the experience.  I haven’t been myself, though I have heard tales from those who have.  I remember my father telling me that after visiting there some years ago, not one person in his coach party spoke on the way back to the hotel.  They sat through their evening meal in silence and it was only at breakfast the next day when normal conversation resumed – such was the impact of the place.

Germany and Poland are no longer enemies.  Germany was compelled to respect the sovereign integrity of Poland as a precursor to unification.  Yes, their fans clashed at the World Cup, but I could not honestly imagine the Polish being so immature as to recommend the banning of the German National Anthem (Das Lied der Deutschen) during an international sporting fixture.  I’ve spent the last half-hour trawling Google to see if I could locate one story pertaining to any possible ban.  I could not locate one.

So why then are we subjected to this non-discussion about the playing of God Save the Queen in Croke Park at the forthcoming Six Nations rugby match?  Auntie Beeb has an entire article devoted to its alleged significance, and Republican Sinn Fein (the movement even more despicable than its mainstream rival) plans to demonstrate outside the ground when England meet Ireland there.  Germany’s crimes against the Poles and Polish Jews outweighs any wrongdoings we committed against the Irish a billion times over.  Moreover, our fights against them frequently took place in the context of their attacks and crimes against the island’s minority Protestant population down the centuries.

Britain’s irregular forces killed 14 people at Croke Park back in 1920.  So flaming what?  This action took place at a time when we were fighting to keep the entire island a part of the United Kingdom against an illegal guerilla army that could equal the brutality of anything meeted out by the Black and Tans.  In those days the British Army really did meet violence with violence on the island of Ireland.  It was a far cry from the role they adopted during mass deployment in Ulster after 1969.  1920 was 1920.  This is a new century.  To those Irish who bemoan the entitlement of English (and a large percentage of the Unionist population who support England) rugby fans to have GStQ played at this bastion of sport-cum-bigotry,  I say ‘grow up’!

On This Day…06.02

By ATWadmin On February 6th, 2007 at 6:46 am

1918 – In Britain, the Representation of the People’s Act receives the Royal Assent, giving the vote to all women over the age of 30.

1952 – After a long illness, King George VI of Great Britain and Northern Ireland succumbs to cancer.

1958 – Seven Manchester United footballers (the ‘Busby Babes’) are among the 21 people killed when their plane crashes in snow and ice during its take-off from Munich Airport.

1964 – France and Britain agree to share costs for the building of the Channel Tunnel – with initial estimates said to be around £160 million.

1983 – Nazi fugitive Klaus Barbie is brought before a court at Lyon, in France to face charges of being responsible for crimes against humanity.

1993 – Death of American tennis player Arthur Ashe, Wimbledon champion in 1975. Dies of AIDS aged 49 having contracted the disease from a blood transfusion.

 

So now you know why!

By ATWadmin On February 5th, 2007 at 3:34 pm

Learning!

The cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge; "the child’s acquisition of language"
A relatively permanent change in cognition, resulting from experience and directly influencing behaviour
Individual, team, and organizational learning can all be measured by the outcomes that result from effective action.

Whichever way you say it, Learning is the acquisition of knowledge based upon experience, from what has gone before, and is the result of studying that which works, and ignoring that which does not work!

So do you really think that the Justice System, and especially the various Parole Boards together with the proponents of ‘Tagging’ and ‘Early Release’ are capable of the ‘learning process’ when you read of headlines such as this, or indeed this?

 

 

Minister for Silly Walks

By ATWadmin On February 5th, 2007 at 12:06 pm

mcnulty.jpgChump of the Week is a pretty sought-after award amongst Labour ministers, but an early entry comes from Tony McNulty of the Home Office. Labour hate the idea of citizens defending themselves or upholding the Law, so here’s what to do when we see an old lady being assaulted by a young man: jump up and down. Whatever you do, don’t try and stop the man hitting the old lady, as you’ll risk being arrested for kidnap or assault.

May I suggest Tony McNulty is moved to a job commensuate with his abilities, such as Minister for Garden Gnomes.

 

STUNT POLITICS…

By ATWadmin On February 5th, 2007 at 10:12 am

letwin.jpgWhen I read the headline that Oliver Leftwing Letwin, the head of the Conservative’s policy review, was to serve time inside the high security Belmarsh prison, well, I was pleased! The MORE politicians safely locked up behind bars the better, in my view. They can do less harm in there, I figure.

But sadly, I now discover that thoroughly modern Ollie is going inside for a week to see what "life is like on the other side of the fence". How jolly caring and sharing of him! And how utterly useless.

Letwin wants to spend more time finding out what life is like for those who suffer first-hand from the acts of the criminals now locked up in Belmarsh and elsewhere. This is pure stunt politics, and it is a perfect metaphor for the modern Conservative Party under Cameron – all image, no substance. Utterly unworthy of one vote.

ORGANISING FOR THE SECOND HOLOCAUST…

By ATWadmin On February 5th, 2007 at 9:56 am

Nuclear_fireball.jpgDid you see that a coalition containing the charity Oxfam, trade unions Unison, GMB and Amicus, have been joined by the Muslim Parliament and Christian Solidarity Worldwide, has signed a report warning off the UK Government from taking any military action against Iran  This cabal warns that any such strike against Iran would continue to destabilise the region and provoke further attacks against British forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Much better to engage in diplomacy, they urge. 

Yes, much better for the 12th Imam’s dining Pal, and Iranian head thug President Ahmadinejad as he plans to bring about a proper  Holocaust (as you know he likes to deny the first one!) 

Of course we know that a military strike against Iran carries severe consequences. It will most certainly enrage those who plan to wipe Israel off the map. But the alternative is worse. We cannot sit by and let Iran gain nukes so it may finish the job the Nazis started. I am sure that Israel can do the necessary job on its own, hopefully with US support. Either way, the only means to prevent a mushroom cloud appearing over Jerusalem is to act decisively NOW and take out Iranian nuclear facilities. Those such as Oxfam and all the usual mealy-mouthed apologists for tyranny are reduced to being immoral cheer-leaders for a demented Iranian regime which seeks glory in wiping out the Jews.

HOW THE RUC SAVED REPUBLICAN LIVES…

By ATWadmin On February 5th, 2007 at 9:16 am

ruc bagde.jpgOver the past few weeks, ATW has comprehensively covered the serious but unsubstantiated allegations made in a report issued by Northern Ireland Police Ombudsmwoman Nuala O’Loan concerning Royal Ulster Constabulary "collusion" into the murders of a number of people in North Belfast. These allegations were subsequently used by the Sinn Fein/IRA propaganda machine to smear the entire RUC – and this has been swallowed pretty much in whole by the lapdog media. But here’s the thing. Many senior figures in the IRA that seek to besmirch the reputation of the RUC would not now be alive but for the actions of..the RUC! Say again?

Writing in the Irish Independent, Ellis O’Hanlon explains….

On the evening of Saturday, May 21, 1994, over 50 members of Sinn Fein – along with members of the Dublin IRA – were enjoying a night of drinking and music in the upstairs function room of the Widow Scallan’s pub in Pearse Street. Downstairs, the public bar was packed, with dozens of local men watching soccer on the television.

 

Around mid-evening, two men appeared at the side-stairs door to the function room. They shot dead the doorman, IRA member Martin Doherty, and planted a hold-all inside the hallway. It was a bomb – or so the two Ulster Volunteer Force members who planted it there thought it was. It should have contained around 20lbs ofthe commercial explosive, Powergel. But the bomb did not explode. Why?

 

Fast forward a few months later, as the Belfast Enterprise train pulled into Connolly Station on the afternoon of September 12, an explosion occured in a packed carriage. No one was killed or injured but the inside of the carriage was covered in a strange grey, putty-like substance. It was putty, two kilos of it. Who would make a bomb of putty? Unwittingly it was the UVF.

In the background, British Army ordnance officers were almost certainly involved. It was they who had been brought a large cache of real Powergel explosive by RUC Special Branch officers and asked to take out the explosive and replace it with something that looked and even smelled like explosive but was harmless.  This action saved countless lives. 

It goes unacknowledged by Torquemador O’Loan. The historical reality is that the UVF – recently deceased PUP Leader David Ervine’s paramilitary gang of choice – had returned to carrying out explosions during these years.

It carried out attacks on Sinn Fein offices,including one in Monaghan in which, strangely enough, the bomb failed to explode. 

The aftermath of the IRA’s bombing of Frizzell’s fish shop was one of the worst in the entire Troubles with over 30 people murdered in a month, including eight people shot dead by loyalists in the Rising Sun Bar in Greysteel, Co Derry. The UVF planned to strike at the heart of the Republic’s tourist industry by either blowing up or shooting up a coach load of American tourists. Oddly enough, NONE of those plots ever happened.

Remarkably, almost none of this context was included in any of the commentary arising from the O’Loan report in the media. As Ms O’Hanlon concludes..

The other aspect of the O’Loan report fallout is that it has played into Sinn Fein’s prolonged campaign to reduce the role and function of the RUC to that of a collusionist conspiracy. For years it has been mounting various campaigns citing ‘collusion’ – from the murder of solicitor Pat Finucane back to the 1974 Dublin and Monaghan bombings. It is part of Sinn Fein’s strenuous efforts to rewrite the history of the Troubles in which its military wing played the most murderous role..

That, of course, was the entire point behind the O’Loan report – as I said on-air on the BBC its function was NOT to obtain justice but rather a calculated and timed effort to blacken the reputation the RUC.

MONEY’S TOO TIGHT TO MENTION…..

By ATWadmin On February 5th, 2007 at 9:10 am

Wonder what you make of the news that Simply Red singer Mick Hucknall , who has given £50,000 to Labour and dined with the Blairs at Chequers, as rock stars do, is a major shareholder in "Ask Property Developments", the firm chosen to build the £260 million SuperCasino complex in Manchester?

Ask signed the deal with Labour-run Manchester City Council three years ago and, although the initial agreement has lapsed following delays to gambling legislation, Ask remains firm favourite to retain the contract. Multi-millionaire Mr Hucknall has a 17 per cent stake in Ask, formed in 2000 when a property developer joined forces with Simply Red manager Andy Dodd and an associate. Ask donated £5,100 to Labour in Manchester in 2004, five weeks before it won the contract to build the casino. The Standards Board of Ethics cleared councillors of any wrongdoing.

The stench of sleaze pervades Blair’s administration.