I despise those who would bully ANYONE. It’s just wrong and inevitably the bullies are cowards. So I see this breaking story…
Anti-UKIP protesters have invaded a pub where Nigel Farage was having a family lunch and chased him out. The party leader was apparently with his wife and two of his children at the Queen’s Head in Downe, Kent, where the incident took place.
Dozens of protesters first went to the George & Dragon, where Mr Farage has previously been pictured having a drink, before realising he was not there. The demonstrators are said to have moved into the Queen’s Head, chased the Farage family out and jumped on Mr Farage’s car bonnet as he left. He said afterwards: “I hope these ‘demonstrators’ are proud of themselves. “My children were so scared by their behaviour that they ran away to hide. “At the time of writing this a relative has gone to look for them, and they are not yet at home. “These people are scum.”
The bullying left love doing this and it is NOT the first time Mr Farage has been victimised in such a way but for his wife and kids to be frightened and intimidated is totally unacceptable. There are PLENTY of politicians I do not like but in NO WAY would I ever wish this sort of treatment to be dished out to their families (or them). I hope the police engage on this one and prosecute “the scum” concerned.
Sensible comments here on the pressing and long overdue NEED to cut the State.
Northern Ireland has reached a watershed regarding decisions on public sector cuts, the Ulster Bank’s chief economist has said. Richard Ramsey said large public sector bodies should be seen as positives, but restructuring was needed. He was speaking on the BBC’s Inside Business programme.
Mr Ramsey said it was time people in Northern Ireland accepted cuts had to happen and identified the areas to implement them.
“Up until now in Northern Ireland we’ve almost been guilty of being fiscal austerity nimbies,” he said. “It’s almost like ‘we don’t want to cut here, we don’t want to cut the arts, we don’t want to cut capital investment’ – we’ve been saying where we don’t want to cut. “But we’re at a watershed now where the reality is we have to restructure, so we have to say where we are going to cut.”
Richard is right. I have been saying the same for YEARS. It won’t happen however since the default mode here is to protect the bloated unproductive State sector at all costs!
Alex Salmond has predicted a “vote by vote arrangement” between a minority Labour government and the SNP is the most likely outcome of the election. Scotland’s former first minister said his successor as SNP leader, Nicola Sturgeon, would lead the negotiations. Mr Salmond also said he wanted the SNP to form a “progressive coalition” with Plaid Cymru and the Greens.
So the vision is that all the parties of the left come together and seek to dominate Conservative voting England. What can go wrong? It is clear that the LARGEST COUNTRY in the UK, England, will vote Conservative but how would they feel being ruled by a Party that does not even stand for election in England?
The alternative scenario, which Salmond stayed well clear off, is a minority Conservative regime propped up by a UKIP/DUP cabal.
I just don’t believe in this neo-European idyll of Coalition government. It delivers lowest common denominator and means that you end up with YOUR Party implementing policies that it did not seek electoral endorsement for. How can that be right?
This leads me to my conclusion. If a Party cannot win a majority the LIMIT the powers it can exercise. Let’s deny politicians powers if they cannot win a requisite amount of support.
A Conservative candidate at the general election has been suspended over allegations he schemed with the English Defence League (EDL) to win votes. It is reported that Afzal Amin (sic)plotted to persuade the EDL to announce a march against a new “mega-mosque” in Dudley North and then to scrap it and take credit for defusing the situation. The EDL told the BBC Mr Amin wanted them “to set up a fake demonstration”.
And which Party is threatening the Conservative seat? Yes, UKIP. But hang on – aren’t they the WAYCISTS?
CONGRATULATIONS to Ireland on winning the 4 Nations Championship today. And what a day it was. I’m drained, absolutely drained, rugby reaffirms itself as the greatest game, and the 4 Nations is its greatest competition. No script writer can come up with action, drama and suspense like that.
Wales, Ireland and England went into today’s final round level on points, meaning that the outcome was right in the balance and would probably be decided on points difference tonight.
First, Wales beat Italy by a thousand points in Rome, setting Ireland and England really tough challenges in later games. Wales only led by one point at half time. Goodness knows what the Italians decided at half-time, but each time I looked at the TV in the second half Wales was scoring another try.
Ireland then trounced Scotland 40 – 10 in Edinburgh. Like Italy, the Jocks gave up. They should give up rugby altogether, the spineless wooden-spooning McLosers. That scoreline meant that England’s fine rugger chaps would have to beat France by 26 points to win the Championship. We almost pulled it off too, winning 55 – 35 in an epic match, against a revved up French team yet again sweating everything in its annual quest to deprive Les Rosbifs, but causing England to fall short by six points. Six points. I never thought I’d see the day when I’d be disappointed after putting 55 points on the French, but that was the best test match in Europe in years.
Greece’s new left-wing finance minister has put his luxury holiday home up for rent at €5,000 a week, it emerged today. With his heiress wife and luxurious second home, Yanis Varoufakis has been mocked as a champagne socialist.
A celebrity style photoshoot at his Athens home showed him playing piano in living room and eating al fresco with his wife ‘in their love nest at the foot of the Acropolis’. Now the embarrassed politician appears to have decided that the anti-austerity look is bad for business when it comes to your personal life – and has put his stylish holiday villa on the island of Aegina on the market.
Only a hardline marxist could afford this kind of pad!
Suicide bombers have attacked two mosques in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa, killing at least 126 people and wounding many others, reports say.
Worshippers were attending noon prayers at the Badr and al-Hashoosh mosques when at least four attackers struck. The mosques are used mainly by supporters of the Zaidi Shia-led Houthi rebel movement, which controls Sanaa.
Islamic State (IS), which set up a branch in Yemen in November, said it was behind the attacks.
This savagery is without parallel in modern times and it entirely driven by inter muslim religious zealotry. Islam is at war with itself and this will never end. It leaves carnage in its wake. When they are not killing their co-religionists they settle for killing us infidels. The global death cult grows and will come to your town – if it hasn’t already?
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