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DARROCH IS A DISGRACE

By Pete Moore On July 9th, 2019 at 6:25 pm

One would have thought that Our Man in Washington would have been an Atlanticist, intent on building the closest co-operation with our most important ally. That Sir Kim Darroch is an EU man is sadly no surprise. He was the wrong man appointed to the wrong job at the wrong time by a Tory government which is still coming to terms with events in 2016.

Even so I’d have said he should be left in place until recalled later this year. But his peddling of cocktail party tittle-tattle and lies about the President makes him unfit to carry on.

He needs to be defenestrated.

DUBLIN: NO BORDER CHECKS WITH A WORLD TRADE BREXIT

By Pete Moore On July 9th, 2019 at 6:16 pm

As we’ve said all along …

The Irish Times: “In a Brexit planning document published this afternoon the Government says the checks required would disrupt trade between the UK and Ireland but says these checks would not take place at the border.”

In the event of a World Trade Brexit, says Dublin, some checks will be necessary to maintain the ROI’s position in the so-called single market and customs union. However, surprise surprise, they will happen away from the border, confirming what Brexiteers have said all along before the issue was absurdly blown out of all proportion.

The EU and Dublin have a choice: they can agree such checks in place of the backstop, or we leave with no withdrawal agreement, they get no money, and they put the checks in place anyway.

MPs IMPOSE DIRECT RULE ON NORTHERN IRELAND

By Pete Moore On July 9th, 2019 at 6:06 pm

Direct, degenerate rule.

MPs have backed amendments which require the government to liberalise abortion and extend same-sex marriage to Northern Ireland if devolution is not restored.

It was part of a Commons debate aimed at keeping NI running in the absence of devolved government.

Its main purpose is to extend the government’s legal power to delay a fresh Stormont election […]

The DUP reacted angrily to the decision to allow the abortion and same-sex marriage amendments to be debated in Parliament.

Speaking before the same-sex marriage amendment was approved, the party’s Westminster leader, Nigel Dodds, said if approved by MPs, the amendment would “drive a coach and horses through the principle of devolution”.

North Antrim MP Ian Paisley said it would be unhelpful to the talks process at Stormont.

Given the opportunity to keep NI government running, MPs have chosen to impose their own far-left bigotries and degenerate habits. So much for devolution and consent. At every opportunity, the leftist will colonise.

COME SWEET ASTEROID OF DOOM

By Pete Moore On July 8th, 2019 at 9:43 pm

This is not a comedy sketch. These are the “stars” of the UK’s current most popular reality TV show. They’re also the products of 11 years of British education. The future’s going to be so bright.

OH AMERICA, WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN

By Pete Moore On July 8th, 2019 at 8:16 pm

A debate has broken out downstairs on the matter of sport in America. It’s astonishing to think that for a country with so much elsewhere it has so little in sport. That’s proper, actual, interesting and riveting sport. But it wasn’t preordained that the US would become fixated on rubbish sports. It could have have had not just a great game, but the great game. In fact Americans did have it, and then they threw it all away, for shoulder pads, the silly sods.

Squidge Rugby is a favourite channel of mine. He knows his apples and he recently made this potted history of rugby in the US. It’s really interesting. The videos are great. They’re not long, but there’s an awful lot going on in them.

As for rugby’s prospects in America, I’m torn. On the one hand you want the great game to be spread as widely and deeply as possible across the globe. On the other, the US becoming a rugby force might just be too much to bear.

SIR ROGER VINDICATED

By Pete Moore On July 8th, 2019 at 8:02 pm

After its publication online, links to the article were tweeted out together with partial quotations from the interview – including a truncated version of the quotation regarding China above. We acknowledge that the views of Professor Scruton were not accurately represented in the tweets to his disadvantage. We apologise for this, and regret any distress that this has caused Sir Roger.

The New Statesman issues an apology to Sir Roger Scruton, for the hatchet job its dirtbag hack did on the greatest intellectual of our age.

That’s better then the Tory government, which raced to sack him on the back of those fraudulent tweets, and hasn’t the decency to admit its craven error.

GREEDY NHS FAT CATS

By Pete Moore On July 8th, 2019 at 6:51 pm

Waiting lists for routine surgery have risen by up to 50% in England because senior doctors say they cannot afford to work extra shifts.

Consultants have begun refusing to work beyond their planned hours after receiving unexpected tax bills, following new pension rules in 2016 […]

Consultants who earn more than £110,000 a year faced new limits on how much they could contribute to their pension from 2016. Complex rules mean the charges can be unpredictable if they go over the allowance.

But those near the threshold have few options to avoid the impact, other than reducing their hours, quitting the NHS pension scheme or taking early retirement.

In short, the NHS relies heavily on staff doing overtime. But earning more has incurred higher tax bills. So staff have stopped doing the overtime and patients are suffering. That’s government all over. It controls the NHS and the tax regime, and the result is such a mess that tax-avoiding, fat cat NHS doctors are driving their new Jags to the golf club instead of the hospital.

WOMEN’S FOOTBALL IS RUBBISH

By Pete Moore On July 7th, 2019 at 8:32 pm

But first, congratulations to the US lesbians, who have beaten the Netherlandish lesbians in what must have been an amazing final. I didn’t see it, but everything about women’s football is wonderful, amazing and so inspiring. I know that because the BBC has spent the last six weeks telling me so. Radio North Korea would struggle to be more gushing about Kim Jong-un than the BBC is about women’s football.

So I watched my first women’s game this weekend, the England vs Sweden play off, and what a load of crap it was. No, I wasn’t comparing it to the men’s game. That would be pointless because of the vast physical differences. I watched it for its own merits and judged it likewise.

I saw a lack of fitness, atrocious technique, mystifying tactics, poor awareness of teammates, diabolical passing and ball control (on the rare occasion it was required) which suggested the ball was on fire. Yes, it’s perfectly fair to say so, because it’s true and these women are professionals now. This is their full time job. They want equal treatment with men, so they can have equal treatment with men.

Girls, you’re crap.

LABOUR’S JIHAD-RAPE ENABLERS

By Pete Moore On July 7th, 2019 at 5:41 pm

Why did the police, councils, prosecutors and other agencies all ignore the jihad-rape of thousands of girls? Because the Labour government told them to do so, effectively issuing a ban on investigations. I heard this interview when it was broadcast but couldn’t find a recording. Someone caught it –

Why did the Labour government tell authorities and agencies to ignore the jihad-rape of thousands of girls? Because the Labour Party relies so heavily on muslim votes, both legitimate and fraudulent.

The Labour Party is scum, total scum.

GORA SAN FERMIN!!

By Patrick Van Roy On July 6th, 2019 at 7:41 pm

Guest Post by Paul McMahon

Today sees the opening of the world famous San Fermin fiesta popularised to the wider world by leading French novelist Ernest Hemmingway’s ‘The Sun Also Rises’ where Pamplonicas and various other party animals of different nationalities let their hair down for eight days, and is certainly the greatest festival in Europe if not the world

The festival officially opens at midday with the Mayor of Pamplona lighting fireworks from the balcony of the city hall with tens of thousands attending the ‘chupinazo’ (I took this picture myself of a small part of it earlier today) :  

And every morning thereafter at 8.00 there is the (in) famous Encierro, the bull run, where eight adult bulls are ran through the streets of Pamplona’s old town up to the bullring with hundreds running in front of them, The run’s not for the faint hearted and there’s normally a few gorings (many times drunk Americans) and even some deaths over the years. The problems occur as the bars are open 24 hours so you normally have someone drinking all night and then deciding to do the run in the morning, drunk. 

 

Pamplona’s population is around 240,000 and during San Fermin it swells to around 2,000,000 as people come to the fiesta from different parts of Spain, other parts of Europe, the US, NZ and Australia. accomodation prices rise by around 150% are are normally snapped up from last September. If you are not a local you will be overcharged in bars and restaurants. 

Such large gathering are of course a mecca for pickpockets although it is surprisingly relatively crime free and violence is almost unheard of although there have been a number of sex crimes. In 2015 a young woman from Madrid was gang raped by ‘la manada’ (the wolfpack), five men from southern Spain, which made international news. One of the rapists was a serving policeman and another a soldier. An American tourist raped a local woman in 2010 and in 2008 a nineteen year old local woman, Nagore Lafage, was murdered by a junior psychologist at the private Opus Dei university after she refused to have sex with him.