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By ATWadmin On November 16th, 2006 at 9:11 am

Interesting to read that Bank of England Governor Mervyn King has once again launched another attack on the Government’s failure to track massive levels of migration from eastern Europe.

He hit out after it was revealed official estimates of the number of migrants living here are based on surveys of only a tiny number of those flooding through the country’s airports. Mr King, who uncovered the figures, said monitoring concentrates almost exclusively on Gatwick, Manchester and Heathrow airports – with only 79 interviews taking place outside these in the whole of last year. This is despite the fact the vast majority of Poles and other eastern Europeans arrive on budget airline flights which arrive at smaller regional airports where few checks take place. It could mean there are hundreds of thousands of eastern Europeans living here who do not appear on official records.


If you check out the link, you will see that the methodology being used by Government looks as if it were designed to massively underestimate the number of Eastern Europeans coming into this country. The Government’s "official" figure puts at 600,000 new arrivals since the controversial expansion of the EU on May 1, 2004. I don’t believe this figure. I strikes me that the actual number must be considerably greater than this, and Government is playing statistical games to make it appear otherwise.

It’s not the Eastern Europeans I blame, it’s our own elected Government which has lost all control over immigration and which has already presided over population change on a historically unprecedented scale with nary a care for the consequences. There may well be lies, damned lies and statistics.

Then there are ruthless Governments which use all three!

Lyrical Hypocrisy

By ATWadmin On November 16th, 2006 at 8:14 am

There’s no doubt about it, UB40 are a good band.  These lads from Birmingham were one of the principal musical groups of the 1980s.  I have their greatest hits in my collection.  When I played the CD late last night something occurred to me: how come there is no comparable ditty about the state of Britain today?

I have to ask because UB40s hit, ‘I Am the One in Ten’ was a critique of UK unemployment in the early 1980s.  Out of a working adult population of around 30 million, unemployment was 1/10 of that total – thus creating the background to the song.  A number of bands of the decade wrote not-so-subtle indictments of the Conservative government’s handling of joblessness at the time.  Wet Wet Wet’s ‘Wishing I Was Lucky’ is another example; in the USA the Bon Jovi classic, ‘Living On A Prayer’ was an American equivalent.

Figures published yesterday showed British unemployment levels have risen 27,000 to 1.7 million.  In addition, there are far more people in other categories of economic inactivity than there was when Margaret Thatcher was in power.  Over 2 million more claim Incapacity Benefit (often when they are perfectly capable of working).  Even excluding the other sectors of inactivity it still comes to a total of nearly 4 million.  Any chance of Marti Pellow or Ali Campbell belting out an indicting tune on those figures?  Or how about a release of ‘Sing Our Own Song’ in support of white farmers in Zimbabwe who were, and are, brutally suppressed by Mugabe’s regime?  Thought not.  Enjoy the above songs by all means, but ignore the loaded Left wing and selective agenda that lies behind them.


On This Day…16.11

By ATWadmin On November 16th, 2006 at 8:06 am

1724 – Notorious English highwayman Jack Sheppard is hanged in front of a crowd of 200,000 at Tyburn.

1828 – Andrew Jackson defeats John Quincy Adams to become the next President of the United States.

1907 – Oklahoma becomes the 46th state of the United States of America.

1960 – Death of Hollywood legend Clark Gable.

1965 – The USSR launches spacecraft Venus III, an unmanned craft which successfully lands on the planet Venus.

1969 – U.S. Army Lieutenant William Calley Jr. faces court martial for directing his platoon in the March 1968 massacre of 102 unarmed peasants in My Lai, South Vietnam.


By ATWadmin On November 16th, 2006 at 7:35 am

bbc.gifI wonder is there anybody out there who does NOT accept that Hamas are a gang of cut-throat terrorists, who will happily use any available means to target and kill innocent civilians? Apart from the BBC, obviously?

I was reading this report about the Israeli army striking back against these Palestinian killers and noted that the BBC substitutes the word “militants” instead of using the correct word – terrorists. This is policy from on high and it reeks to high heaven.

Worse still, and In a supreme irony, the BBC chooses to put the word “terrorist” in quotes when it is used by an Israeli official.  Such is the Orwellian reality of having a State Broadcaster which deliberately refuses to define terrorism or terrorists. 

Hamas purposefully fire Qassam rockets into civilian areas, hoping to kill at random. Hamas kidnap and murder Israelis. Hamas send self-detonating fanatics onto buses, into Disco’s and Wedding Parties to slaughter as many innocents as possible. And yet the morally bankrupt BBC refuses to call the perpetrators for what they are  – TERRORISTS. In this age of moral relativism, the BBC refuses to judge. Instead it bastardises language, avoids harsh truth, and misrepresents what is actually happening. Hamas ARE terrorists and the BBC further tarnishes its already sullied reputation by refusing to acknowledge this.

I wonder would Nazis have just been “Germans”?

Fine and Dandy

By ATWadmin On November 15th, 2006 at 10:59 pm

‘Horses?  We can’t afford to lose no horses, you dummy.  Send over a couple o’ niggers.’  It has to be one of the funniest lines in Blazing Saddles; the scene when Slim Pickens tells a loyal Burton Gilliam that the railroad into Rock Ridge has run into some quick sand, and a small team is required to investigate.  The film, as I recall, has a large cast of black actors (including the fantastic and sadly-missed Cleavon Little) who don’t object to starring in a movie with such a frequent use of the word.  Then again, some blacks don’t have this perennial chip on their shoulder.  Alas, many others do, and they are constantly indulged by a supine MSM who substitute ‘nigger’ for the ‘n-word’.  Have you ever heard of anything so bloody stupid?

I’m a honky.  They’re niggers.  That’s all there is to it.  I don’t have a problem with blacks using the term to describe whites – even in a derogatory sense.  So why should some have an issue with our use of description?  Moreover, why should people get vexed about a harmless comic published in the days when there were few blacks in this country, let alone those with over-sensitive dispositions about their skin colour?

The Glasgow Anti-Racist Alliance (a euphemism for a coalescence of bleeding-heart Lefties and ‘uppity niggers’ – another quote from Blazing Saddles) is calling for a re-print of the 1939 edition of Dandy to be removed from bookshops because it contains several references to the ‘n-word’, sorry, ‘nigger’ , in its cartoons.  A number of Shakespeare’s plays also use negative language to describe Jews and blacks.  Are we going to airbrush him from the arena of PC purism, also?  My only advice to these idiots is to get a life


By ATWadmin On November 15th, 2006 at 10:48 pm

Yes, I know I have put this up before but it IS my favourite song and this performance just OOZES attitude and I love it. We were all younger back then… !


By ATWadmin On November 15th, 2006 at 10:29 pm

From my eclectic collection – the song and images don’t connect but the images are pretty and I like the last verse for its melodrama…

Thought Congestion

By ATWadmin On November 15th, 2006 at 9:30 pm

Only a socialist, and a despicable one at that, could possibly seek to financially crucify the general public for exercising their right of consumer choice.  That is exactly what IRA/Islamic militant-lover, Ken Livingstone, is proposing for the already obscene congestion charge in Central London.  Not satisfied with raking in £5 per day, Livingstone then increased the charge to £8.  He is now on the cusp of extending the zone westwards (from February ’07) to take in still more of the capital’s roads.  As a socialist, his key aim is to make those who have worked hard to accrue a healthy financial foundation as miserable as possible.  Under the omni-present bogeyman of ‘climate change’. those who have the perfect right to have a vehicle of their choice could face daily charges of £25.  That’s good old Lefties for you: if you sent them your entire wage packet, they’d want a slice of your skin to go with it!!

Asked as to what justification there was for such an appalling assault on people’s purses, Livingstone replied:

‘Most vehicles that will be charged £25, in Vehicle Excise Duty Band G, are high-priced models. Those who buy them can afford to choose from pretty much the whole of the mainstream car market but have chosen to buy one of the most polluting vehicles.’

Hello – real world to class warfare socialist, calling!!  They have chosen to buy that car because they can afford to do so.  Why then penalise them and make what should be an enjoyable purchase the stuff of financial nightmares just because your twisted brand of political thought is using the cloak of dubious environmental convenience to do so?  In Livingstone’s world, owning a nice car with a high fuel consumption makes you a greater enemy than preaching about the destruction of Israel.

On This Day…

By ATWadmin On November 15th, 2006 at 9:25 pm

1796 – John Adams defeats Thomas Jefferson by three votes in the US Presidential election. Jefferson becomes Vice President.

1899 – Winston Churchill is captured while covering the Boer War as a war correspondent for the English newspaper, the Morning Post. He later escapes and reaches British lines.

1969 – ITV screen Britain’s first commercial in colour – an advert for Birds Eye peas.

1972 – Andrew McCann, writer for ATW and all-round good bloke, is born in Halifax, UK.

1983 – The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is formally established – an illegal entity recognised only by the Turkish Government.

1985 – Margaret Thatcher and Irish Taoiseach, Garrett Fitzgerald, sign the Anglo-Irish Agreement.

Cheers! …Maybe not….

By ATWadmin On November 15th, 2006 at 4:52 pm

Frosty, Rageh Omar and Darren Jordon, as well as Mark Seddon, the former editor of left-wing newspaper Tribune feature amongst the journalistic talent at Al jazeera. Not sure if they were part of the crew of journos being forced to undertake cultural awareness classes on how to behave in a muslim country. This follows what seems to have been a typically journalistic drinking sesh (or two!)  in the run up to the launch. These are undoubtedly the same bunch that would preach the joys of multi culturalism at the BBC – reminded here that it doesn’t cut both ways.

Sources based at Al-Jazeera’s Doha headquarters say that a clash of cultures is causing a damaging rift between the largely-Muslim workforce on the Arabic service and the predominantly-British recruits to AJI.

Presenters and producers hired on massive taxfree salaries to launch Al-Jazeera International (AJI) were lectured by Islamic groups on " appropriate behaviour" after a series of marathon drinking sessions in Qatar, where the new service is based.

The channel’s owner, the Emir of Qatar, is understood to have personally ordered the move.