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By Pete Moore On August 4th, 2019 at 6:46 pm

Maybe something similar could be reported for the UK –

(I see that Marianne Williamson is a Democratic presidential candidate who has criticised the heavy use of anti-depressants.)

People need a purpose, but many young people born into the richest society ever known in the greatest ever age of plenty have no purpose. A job is a purpose. Learning skills and building stuff is a purpose. Teaching people, looking after your parents, getting married and raising a family. These are all reasons to live decent, constructive lives. The pursuit of such goals comes with its ouwn natural discipline.

Being addicted to computer games, running up vast debts on useless degrees and frying your brain on cannabis happen in lives without purpose. More and more people are looking ahead and seeing a life without purpose.


By David Vance On August 3rd, 2019 at 1:20 pm

Ever wonder why people have lost respect for the Police?


By David Vance On August 2nd, 2019 at 10:33 pm

It’s been a while so here’s an apt choice, I think. Nick has aged, so have I, but my aim is true.

31 years at # 1

By Patrick Van Roy On August 2nd, 2019 at 7:32 pm

here is a 20 minute interview that shows why Limbaugh has been number one for as long as he has. The ease of delivery and comfort he is in his skin as he gives the best political analysis in the country. A true master of the medium of radio…. the man who saved it, Rush Limbaugh


By Pete Moore On August 2nd, 2019 at 7:14 pm

Because Friday night is Music Night.

Sixty years on, I finally make it home. It feels like I’ve been sat on the A303 for that long, thanks to a Belgian electrician or whoever bodged this Mondeo. A bit of T-Cut and it’ll be as good as new.

A change of pace this week. I’ve always thought that the early Elton John has been under-appreciated. That’s when he and Bernie Taupin produced their best and most innovative stuff. So back to 1970 and a song which reflects Elton John’s classical music education. It was after this that they went a bit more commercial. You can’t blame them. They sold millions and made a ton of money, but this shows a possible alternative direction.

Have a good weekend whatever you’re up to. As always, feel free to share your fav sounds down below –


By David Vance On August 2nd, 2019 at 5:48 pm

In a way it almost amuses me. I am talking about the revelation that all portraits of Her Majesty the Queen have been removed from Her Majesty’s Northern Ireland Office of Government in Belfast! Yes, in the crazy world of pandering to those who can never be pandered to adequately enough, this news has caused some consternation. One of the triggers for this remarkably outrageous action was this story;

“A senior Northern Ireland civil servant was paid £10,000 in compensation because he was offended at having to walk past portraits of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, it has emerged. His complaints led to the portraits being removed at his request, and replaced by a picture of the Queen meeting Martin McGuinness, the former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland and ex-IRA leader. Lee Hegarty, who is currently in charge of the Northern Irish Parades Commission, (My italics) claimed that under human rights laws it was unfair to him to have to work in a place where he was offended by such portraits.”

The correct response to Mr Hegarty’s complaint would have been to sack him. He was working for the State. The Head of this British State is Her Majesty the Queen! Yes, he may have been offended to be reminded of this inconvenient truth, but so what? No one forced him to work for it!


By David Vance On August 2nd, 2019 at 5:34 pm

Wonder what you make of the news that former “Saved by the Bell” start Mario Lopez is facing the axe from his Access Hollywood hosting gig before it’s even begun because he said …gasp...transgenderism shouldn’t be imposed on 3-year-old children. Makes you wonder if, and this is an outlier, Hollywood is a paedo infested sh*thole? The very idea that transgenderism is in any way an appropriate issue for 3-year-olds beggars belief. Of course, their innocence MUST be protected, but with the LGBT lobby inveigling its agenda into primary schools,  is it really that surprising that even a 3-year-old child is to be targetted with this noxious propaganda? I say allow children to be children in their tender years.


By David Vance On August 2nd, 2019 at 5:11 pm

It’s been several years now since I have been on a BBC NI TV or Radio programme. I understand I was made persona non gratia back in around 2015, my heart was broken, as you can imagine. In all truth it was a relief as I was like a fish out of water in the liberal biased waters of that organisation. I had fun tormenting them during the years I did appear and am quite proud of ALL that I said!

But I still retain an interest in that deeply biased anti-British organisation and so I read with interest this story.

The head of BBC Northern Ireland has apologised to staff over “confusion” around participation in Belfast Pride. In an email on Friday, Peter Johnston said the organisation would not be “involved corporately” in the event. The email added that “individual programme brands will not be represented” at Pride. In July, a memo to staff said BBC NI would, for the first time, be taking part in the parade, wearing branded T-shirts. But in an interview on Friday with BBC News NI, Mr Johnston added that communication “probably could have been clearer”.

Well done Mr Johnston. It would be ENTIRELY inappropriate for the BBC as an organisation to take part in such a parade as that would belie a clear political allegiance. Of course if individuals working for the BBC want to trail through the streets of Belfast displaying their sexual preference, then that is fine by me.

As an aside, I wonder which BBC NI “Individual programme brands” had been contemplating attending this Parade. Perhaps the Nolan Show or Talkback with William Crawley could investigate. 🙂

The Beacon in Brecon

By David Vance On August 2nd, 2019 at 4:22 pm

Shifting through the runes of the Brecon and Radnorshire by election result, it becomes clear that British politics is changing in ways that we have never previously seen and that Brexit is the primary engine of this change.

First the facts. This seat was captured by the LibDems in 1997 and stayed in their hands until the 2015 GE when the Conservatives won it. Today, it is back in LibDem hands. So the “change” here can be seen as simply a return to the status quo. LidDem Leader Jo Swinson has claimed that this is a devastating defeat for Boris Johnson and further proof that the LidDem “bollocks to Brexit” strategy is winning.

Is she correct?

What lies behind this result and what are the broader lessons?

In the first instance, the only reason that there WAS a by-election was because the incumbent Conservative MP Christopher Davies was found guilty of forging expenses documents!

This is called, technically, not a good look!

‘On 21 February 2019, the Crown Prosecution Service  announced that Davies had been charged with two counts of making a false instrument and one count of providing false or misleading information for allowance claims. He pleaded guilty to two counts on 22 March 2019 in the Crown Court at Southwark. On 23 April 2019 he was sentenced to a community order requiring 50 hours’ unpaid work, together with a fine of £1,500. In sentencing, the judge said “It seems shocking that when confronted with a simple accounting problem, you thought to forge documents. That is an extraordinary thing for a man with your position and your background to do.”

This led to more than 19% of his constituents signing a petition to have him recalled. At this point he lost the seat and a by-election was triggered. That was on June 21st. Remarkably, just two days later, he was allowed to stand again and try and re-win the seat he had lost. Obviously this decision was taken by the Theresa May administration at that time.

The wisdom of selecting a man as Conservative candidate for a seat which his ill judged behaviour had seen him lose that seat remains inexplicable!

That said, he narrowly failed to do so, coming in with 12,401 votes vs the LibDems winning total of 13,826.

But even this small margin of LibDem victory is not quite what it seems.

Both the Green Party and Plaid Cymru (Allegedly “The Party of Wales”!) decided not to stand in this by-election, allowing Remain votes to coalesce around the Libdem candidate. In 2015, the year the Conservatives won the seat, the Green/Plaid combined vote was 3028.

Last night, the LibDem majority was circa 1400. So even WITH Plaid and the Greens lending their votes to the LibDems, the expected easy 3000+ majority didn’t happen. Instead a narrow win was achieved in a seat which has been held by the LibDems for decades. Stellar success or squeaking a win?

The situation is further complicated by the fact that the Brexit Party DID stand and in doing so attracted 3331 votes. One can assume that had they NOT stood, then the Conservatives would have had a better result. In fact if all the votes cast are toted up, it is interesting to see that LEAVE parties attracted 50.2% of vote and Remain Parties attracted 49% of the vote. So a majority of those who voted supported an unambiguous LEAVE position. Quite how Jo Swinson sees this as a “victory” for Remain is a curious

Of course at one level it IS a victory for Remain insofar as it has reduced the Conservative Government majority to 1 (and that includes the DUP ongoing support) Given the Remain fanatics entrenched on Conservative benches, it is very hard to see how Prime Minister Johnson can push through a WTO Brexit by October 31st. It would only take a Dominic Grieve, a Phil Hammond or a Justine Greening – or all of them – to vote against the Government and that would bring the Government down.

So the political noose tightens around the neck of the Prime Minister. He has several options;

  1. Seek some sort of “deal” with the EU, or at least give that impression. When it doesn’t happen, blame the EU for being intransigent, try and push through a No-Deal and dare his backbench opponents to bring their own government down.
  2. Seek some sort of “deal” with the EU along the lines of May’s WithDrawal Agreement minus the backstop and try and push that through Parliament, with the fear of a No Deal as the incentive for Remainers to back him.

There is trouble with both these scenarios. It seems very unlikely that the devout Remainers on his own backbenches would be willing accomplices to a No Deal Brexit and there is a very high chance that they WOULD put the EU before the UK and bring their own Government down. Those like Grieve have already indicated this as a real possibility. In a similar vein, if the Government tries to push through the May Withdrawal Agreement minus the backstop, Conservative MP Mark Francois has made it clear that dozens of his colleagues will vote that down.

In each scenario, a General Election looks to be the only way to relieve the pressure cooker. And this is where the idea of a pragmatic Brexit coalition comes into play. It the Conservatives and Brexit Party could come to a sensible tactical arrangement then this might well result in a new Government with a Conservative-Brexit alliance at the heart of it.

Labour are languishing in the polls – coming a miserable 4th in this by-election, managing to just about beat the Official Monster Raving Loony Party candidate but no one else. So the prospect of Jeremy Corbyn in Downing Street recedes and it will recede further if he does that urged by the likes of Emily Thornberry and that is to entirely and expressly abandon ALL those Labour voters who want to Leave the EU and stand on a full REMAIN ticket. This would then provide the Conservative-Brexit Party Alliance with rich pickings in those northern English heartlands.

The beacon in Brecon is burning bright to see.  Unify the forces of Brexit and start winning back. This is bigger than Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage – it is about delivering a sovereign and independent United Kingdom outside the EU this year.


By Pete Moore On August 1st, 2019 at 7:25 pm

Look, I’m not interested in so-called global warming. I’m interested in how the Bolsheviks use it as a Trojan Horse to steal my money and diminish my liberties, but not in so-called global warming itself.

When will I be interested? Probably never. But certainly I will not assent to doing one thing about it unless and until the rich, famous and powerful stop traveling, stop buying stuff and stop preaching to people who don’t have their platform.

When Bono and DiCaprio stay at home in their hair shirts they then have the right to open their gobs about so-called global warming.