By David Vance On August 16th, 2016 at 8:02 pm
These are the great opening lines from a song called No More Heroes by a fab band called The Stranglers.
Whatever happened to
He got an ice pick
That made his ears burn
Ah, poor Leon, that Marxist revolutionary and theorist, Soviet politician, and the founding leader of the Red Army. Now SOME might think that Ramón Mercader did us all a favour with that Ice Pick plunged into Leon but there is at least one man out there who thinks Trotsky needs brought back into fashion. I refer to ….Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party.
“Jeremy Corbyn used his position in Parliament to call for the “complete rehabilitation” of Leon Trotsky, it has emerged despite dismissing concerns about hard-Left entryism as “nonsense”. In 1988, the Labour leader – then a backbencher – demanded the Marxist revolutionary and other communists have their achievements formally recognised by the Russian state. Mr Corbyn was one of a series of prominent left-wingers who put their name to an Early Day Motion, a form of parliamentary petition with no standing in law, which made the call.”
Since he hasn’t repudiated this call, one assumes that the Leader of Her Majesty’s Official Opposition is a devout admirer of Leon Trotsky.
By David Vance On August 16th, 2016 at 7:44 pm
Here’s a heart warming tale….it concerns this chap. A true Brit.
Sri Lankan-born Sivarajah Suganthan spent 37 days in a detention centre before being allowed to remain in the UK thanks to Liberal Democrat Stephen Williams.
Oh no. The horror of it. But hush….
Mr Williams lobbied then-immigration minister Damian Green to grant him asylum and presented an 800-name petition to Parliament calling for the deportation threats to end.
Good old Mr Williams helping this poor fellow.
Suganthan, 31, went to live with friends in Bristol in 2011, but three years later he sexually abused a 21-year-old woman while staying at a night shelter. He now faces a prison sentence for rape.
By David Vance On August 16th, 2016 at 7:39 pm
Here’s the remarkable response from “Irish” boxer Michael Conlan (he’s from the UK) after losing his quarter final at the Rio Olympics. Apols in advance for the language…
By David Vance On August 16th, 2016 at 7:34 pm
I deal with this topic in some detail in my forthcoming book but I wanted to let you have a quick look at the sheer wealth charities generate ...for the people who work in charities. Here’s a big US “charitable institution” – check out the salaries paid.
Meanwhile, in the UK, here is the situation of the largest provider of Food Banks!
Money Money Money – it’s a poverty hustlers world!
By David Vance On August 16th, 2016 at 7:25 pm
This story was brought to my attention earlier today. I would point out that Oxford City Council is run by Labour – this may explain their sense of …er…priorities.
An English council debating the replacement of Mr and Mrs titles with gender-neutral Mx has been accused of “taking away choice” by protesters.
Oxford city council said forms should include the option after a complaint from a headteacher. But councillors also suggested that honorifics could be phased out completely in the future, if the decision goes ahead. Supporters believe this would help make the local authority as inclusive as possible in a move following the example of government departments, high street banks, universities and the DVLA.
So, no more Mr, or Mrs, or Miss. Just Mx. This is in case the transgendered get offended.
At one level it is laughable, of course.
It demonstrates why Labour is fully detached from real priorities and hence unelectable to National Government. But at another, it is menacing. This is cultural marxism erasing the basics of sexual identity and destroying the basis of the family. Gender wars matter to these radical leftists and they know that if they can remove Mr, Mrs, Miss – they will redefine every one of us, at least officially.
By Pete Moore On August 16th, 2016 at 7:08 pm
TAKE NOTE, alice band-wearing footballers, this is what it takes to win –
That’s Laura Trott, GB cyclist, being sick from the effort of defending her Omnium (think of a decathlon for track cyclists) Gold yesterday. This was during the racing. It concludes this evening. It’s known that she’s often sick after training sessions, but that’s what it takes. She’s a super talented rider who has bagged every Gold she’s gone for over two Olympic Games. But they don’t come easy.
That’s why I’d never have made a world-class athlete. Did you see those male gymnasts? They’re unbelievable. “Pub or gym?” is an easy one for me. It’s an easy one for some footballers too, come to think of it, which is one reason why alot of them don’t get to hold the metal either.
(The cycling’s back on at 8.00pm.)
By Pete Moore On August 16th, 2016 at 6:28 pm
The ongoing resistance of the Visegrad Group countries really is an inspiring sight. Even their communists understand the beauty and harmony of homogenous societies. This from a typically hostile Politico report on Slovakia –
Few nations in the European Union have opposed a continental approach to the migration crisis more than Slovakia. The country’s rather untimely six-month presidency of the Council of the EU is coinciding with a period of resurgent nationalism and heightened xenophobia.
As usual, the natural human and tribal urgency to preserve your culture and continue your bloodline is derided. “Nationalism and xenophobia” are reported here as if they’re bad things. I admire the Slovaks for their patriotism. The piece goes on –
Unlike Western European democracies with colonial histories, Slovakia has never been exposed to cultural exchanges with the rest of the world. “We are a small and ethnically homogeneous Christian nation,” Blaha says. “If multiculturalism is failing in places like Paris and Brussels, why should we try it here?”
Always we come back to the question which is never answered: why should societies have unwelcome aliens, usually from the uncivilised and primitive places they themselves did nothing to improve, imposed on them? Seeing the undeniable catastrophe of muslim and Africa immiration in the West, why should the Slovaks be expected to commit cultural and ethnic genocide suicide too?
By David Vance On August 14th, 2016 at 9:30 pm
Another tale of our changing times. This concerns the English town of Milton Keynes.
A Milton Keynes resident fears it is only a matter of time before someone gets killed by a gang of Somalian origin terrorising their estate. Dozens of Fishermead residents gathered at the Trinity Centre last night (August 9) to raise their concerns with members of the local policing team. The gang of Somalian origin – which is believed to include adults, teenagers, and children as young as six – are harassing and intimidating people on Gurnards Avenue, Pencarrow Place, Penryn Avenue, and Pothleven Place.
Why are these Somalis in our country? They show no respect for our laws and our fellow British citizens. Just deport the lot of them now and start reclaiming Britain for Brits.
By David Vance On August 14th, 2016 at 8:52 pm
It’s remarkable stuff. Here’s how the BBC sees it.
A beach brawl on the French island of Corsica between three families “of North African descent” and local youths has left five people injured and three cars burnt out, regional prosecutors say.
The brawl on Saturday began after the (sic) families objected to photos being taken, witnesses say. Stones and bottles were thrown. Reports say some of the brawlers were armed with hatchets and harpoons.
So, who takes ‘hatchets and harpoons” to the beach for a picnic then? And as for all this intentionally distracting language deployed by the BBC .. “of North African descent”. They MEAN illegal muslim immigrants. Just say it and stop the misleading.
By David Vance On August 14th, 2016 at 8:44 pm
So, WHY the rioting in Milwaukee? This rioter explains it all. “Rich people not giving us enough money”