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AN ENGLISH PARLIAMENT?

By ATWadmin On January 21st, 2007 at 9:01 am

union flag.jpgA lot of people with whom I tend to generally politically agree with seek to advance the establishment of an ENGLISH PARLIAMENT. I was reading over at Iain Dale’s blog that the excellent Frank Field has tabled an Early Day Motion 670 noting that voters have put the issue of an English parliament at the top of their priorities for constitutional reform. I profoundly oppose this.

I FULLY understand their frustration however. England bankrolls the rest of the UK, it is the senior partner. All of us in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have much to thank our English friends for. Yet their great tolerance has been stretched to breaking point by NuLabour’s crass devolution experiments, which sees the Scots in particular, doing all the taking and opting out of any of the giving. Scottish MP’s vote to increase tuition fees for English students whilst ensuring that only Scottish MP’s can vote FREE education for Scottish students. Quite intolerable and something will have to give here.

My solution is to ensure that when it comes to legislation affecting a given part of the Kingdom, then a Grand Committee of MP’s solely from that country vote on it. Scrap the Scottish Parliament, and the useless NI and Welsh Assemblies and save a fortune in taxpayers money whilst limiting politicians natural desire to meddle and feather their own financial nests. Let’s keep the integrity of the UNITED KINGDOM, let us repel the petty nationalists, and let us restore the fortune of our country. England is the HEART of the United Kingdom, but an English Parliament would accelerate its own decline as well as play into the hands of the Eurocrats. We  are stronger united, not divided.

AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH OR TWO….

By ATWadmin On January 21st, 2007 at 8:53 am

earyh.jpgGlobal warming is a theory and it is up for debate. We try and discuss it regularly here on ATW, as sceptics such as myself refuse to bow down to the apostles of global doom-mongery. Chief amongst of these is the wannabe US President Rev Al Gore, whose movie "An Inconvenient Truth" has won a nomination for Best Comedy at the forthcoming Oscars. (I’ve been and seen it – hilarious!)

Now then, one would think that IF the claims of the Global-Warmers are correct, and IF they are backed up with unlimited factual scientific consensus, what’s the problem with entering into debate with informed opponents such as Bjorn Lomborg? It transpires that Gore chickened out of a debate with the informed Swede……

The interview had been scheduled for months. Mr. Gore’s agent yesterday thought Gore-meets-Lomborg would be great. Yet an hour later, he came back to tell us that Bjorn Lomborg should be excluded from the interview because he’s been very critical of Mr. Gore’s message about global warming and has questioned Mr. Gore’s evenhandedness. According to the agent, Mr. Gore only wanted to have questions about his book and documentary, and only asked by a reporter. These conditions were immediately accepted by Jyllands-Posten. Yet an hour later we received an email from the agent saying that the interview was now cancelled. What happened?

One can only speculate. But if we are to follow Mr. Gore’s suggestions of radically changing our way of life, the costs are not trivial. If we slowly change our greenhouse gas emissions over the coming century, the U.N. actually estimates that we will live in a warmer but immensely richer world. However, the U.N. Climate Panel suggests that if we follow Al Gore’s path down toward an environmentally obsessed society, it will have big consequences for the world, not least its poor. In the year 2100, Mr. Gore will have left the average person 30% poorer, and thus less able to handle many of the problems we will face, climate change or no climate change.

Clearly we need to ask hard questions. Is Mr. Gore’s world a worthwhile sacrifice? But it seems that critical questions are out of the question. It would have been great to ask him why he only talks about a sea-level rise of 20 feet. In his movie he shows scary sequences of 20-feet flooding Florida, San Francisco, New York, Holland, Calcutta, Beijing and Shanghai. But were realistic levels not dramatic enough? The U.N. climate panel expects only a foot of sea-level rise over this century. Moreover, sea levels actually climbed that much over the past 150 years. Does Mr. Gore find it balanced to exaggerate the best scientific knowledge available by a factor of 20?

PINK TURNS RED….

By ATWadmin On January 21st, 2007 at 8:46 am

pink2_narrowweb__300x4880.jpgMore loud-mouthed empty-headed babble from “Pop Stars!”


Pink has backed down from her call to boycott Australian wool over animal cruelty claims, admitting she failed to fully research the issue. The singer, who has sold around 200,000 tickets for dozens of shows in her upcoming April tour of Australia, appeared in an animal rights group video last year branding the practice of sheep mulesing “sadistic”. But today, Pink admitted she was misinformed about the issue and had failed to do enough research.



“I probably could have done a lot more research on my own,” she told the Nine Network.”That’s the lesson I’m taking from this. My message was, in my mind, boycott animal cruelty – not an entire industry, not Australia, obviously, because it’s my favourite country. Then going back, I was speaking without thinking and I actually did say ban Australia, which is bullshit. It’s not something that I can agree with.”


Problem is Pink baby, you said it. Your “bull-shit”, like that expressed by most of your fellow left wing pop stars, is your stock in trade, which a willing media and ignorant public lap up – until it’s thoroughly exposed, as in this case!

WHY OLMERT MUST RESIGN….

By ATWadmin On January 20th, 2007 at 7:26 pm

olmert_afp_gi.jpgOK – so Police are investigating him for corruption. His military chief has resigned. His office manager is under house arrest, and an inquiry commission is looking into his alleged mishandling of last summer’s Lebanon war.


Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s mounting political troubles — combined with high-profile sexual misconduct cases against both President Moshe Katsav and former Justice Minister Haim Ramon — have weakened Israelis’ faith in their leaders to an extent previously unknown. Just a year in power, Olmert faces detractors on both left and right who are predicting his political demise. “It looks very bad for him,” said former Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom of Likud, the hard-line opposition party which now leads the polls.


Of course he must resign. His total lack of LEADERSHIP – his decision to re-arm the very Palestinians that kill Israelis – his utter ineptitude in handling the Hizbollah threat – all point to the exit door. Osloid Olmert is a disgrace and those who were foolish to vote for Kadima are seeing the pigeons come home to roost.

TROLLING FOR MOPERY….

By ATWadmin On January 20th, 2007 at 6:54 pm

glasgow parade.jpgLast year, violence was narrowly averted  at a Republican parade in Glasgow, as "about 1,000" marchers took part in the Bloody Sunday commemoration. Well, they were back again today and three arrests were made as the curiously exactly the same number of republicans paraded through the centre of Glasgow.

I really think that these kind of marches, in Scotland of all places for goodness sake, accomplish nothing other than allowing the Most Oppressed People in the World to ham up the victimhood that little bit more AND in public, of course.

MILLIONS have been spent on "Bloody Sunday" – this one event has gained HUGE international attention – so I wonder WHAT exactly is now being commemorated in this coat-trailing exercise? 

Surely the Scottish police should be refusing to permit such a parade as it does nothing for community relations anywhere?

ONE CHAV WE COULD ALL DO WITHOUT….

By ATWadmin On January 20th, 2007 at 6:34 pm

chavez-iran3.jpgNo, not Jade – but the pin-up boy of the International left – Venezuelan thug Hugo CHAVEZ!

The man admired by the likes of London Mayor Ken Livingstone, endorsed by America’s worst-ever President Jimmy Carter, and a good friend to holocaust deniers like Iran’s lunatic Ahmadinejad, has decided to dispense with any vestige of democracy and rule by decree for at least 18 months Chavez says he wants "revolutionary laws" to enact sweeping political, economic and social changes. I bet. Not much of an outcry from the MSM on this, I suppose they look on – in envy.

YOU NEED HANS…!

By ATWadmin On January 20th, 2007 at 6:15 pm

jihad-is-the-language.jpgYou have to wonder why the Swedish Government chooses to work with the Islamic group “Ibn Rushd,” sponsoring a trip to Egypt “to highlight Islam as a Religion of Peace™,” featuring the peaceful, Jew-hating, jihad-inciting clerics of Al-Azhar University. Hans Blix. the great man himself, is a GUEST SPEAKER.

It strikes me as one more example of a western country showing wilful blindness to those hate preachers from the ROP – just as we have seen in the UK this past week in the aftermath of the Dispactches programme.

We CANNOT win a war if we deny we are even in one, for goodness sake.  

Hat-tip to Little Green Footballs.

BRITS NOT WANTED – IN BRITAIN!

By ATWadmin On January 20th, 2007 at 10:32 am

hostel_203.jpgHere’s a classic for you!  A hostel in Cardiff which bans British people from staying there is being investigated under race laws. Cardiff Backpackers, in the Riverside area of the city, advertises rooms on its website as available to "foreign passport holders only". The Commission for Racial Equality (CRE) Wales has written to the hostel asking it to remove the advert! LOL- the apogee  of liberal thinking and the ultimate fulfilment of multicultis- No Brits allowed – in Britain! There’s lovely, boyo.

 

Green Street

By ATWadmin On January 20th, 2007 at 10:19 am

David has beaten me to it.  Dimwit Ahern, the Minister of FOREIGN Affairs of the FOREIGN Republic of Ireland, has called for an all-Ireland football team.  Now that Northern Ireland is ranked higher in the FIFA stakes than its neighbour I suppose Dimwit wants to utilise the success of a superior team.  He has said football on the island should emulate rugby and organise on a cross-border basis.  Let’s look at the situation with rugby in the round.

When rugby is played in Dublin the Irish Tricolour is flown and the Soldier’s Song is played.  This is irrespective of that fact that what Northern support there is for this team is overwhelmingly based purely of geography, not on constitutional affinity.  Thus, it is a grave insult for the British people who venture to Dublin to listen to an anthem and sit beneath a flag whose connotations they find grossly offensive.  When Irish rugby is played in Belfast there is no flying of the Union Flag, nor is God Save the Queen played before the commencement of the game.

Nevertheless, I’m going to call Dimwit’s bluff (no I haven’t forsaken my Unionism).  Let’s have an all-Ireland football squad on as number of non-negotiable conditions:

  1. That all football matches are held in Belfast. 
  2. That only ‘God Save the Queen’ is played before matches.
  3. That only the Union Flag is flown at Windsor Park.

This would provide the necessary balance for the indignity that Northern fans of the rugby team face when they are in Dublin.  A sort of ‘Ireland of Equals’ is you like.  I wonder whether that sort of unity is what Dimwit and other adherents of his foul constitutional aspiration have in mind?

 

Saturday’s Marx Quote – 20.01.07

By ATWadmin On January 20th, 2007 at 10:15 am

‘I have nothing but confidence in you.  And very little of that.’