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THE HORROR

By Pete Moore On May 16th, 2016 at 7:57 pm

RIYADH: The police, along with members of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (Haia), arrested an unrelated couple who were traveling in a car.

Saudi Arabia clearly dodged a bullet, though I sincerely hope it doesn’t dodge any nearby asteroids.

The BBC has been playing me many clips today of the Prime Minister and others insulting Donald Trump. They’re the kind of people who will then pucker up and kiss the backsides of the primitives who make and enforce “laws” such as these.

YOU KNEW HE’D BE A COPPER

By Pete Moore On May 16th, 2016 at 7:30 pm

What terrible luck for all those fans who went to Old Trafford for Man Utd vs Bournemouth yesterday. Cor dear, it’s a real slog up the motorway from the south to Manchester. The Bournemouth fans travelled a long way too (dah-dum-tish!)

But we have our culprit, the man who forgot about the fake bomb he’d taped to the back of a toilet door, causing the match to be called off at the last minute.

Christopher Reid, a retired Scotland Yard police chief …

Say no more. You could have guessed. The fat doughnut-munchers love a bit of private security work when they’ve qualified for their even fatter pensions. Mind, he doesn’t have the trusty state shield of anonymity and “lessons will be learned” to protect him now. He’s in the productive sector now, where you get just rewards. That’s why he’s had to fess up and take full responsibility with his mug splashed across the papers.

It could be worse though. Utd might have contracted the CIA to run security checks. On past form they’d have left high explosive all over the place.

EUROPE ISN’T GOING AWAY

By Pete Moore On May 15th, 2016 at 5:34 pm

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That’s the kicker from Oborne. His weekend piece takes apart Cameron and Osborne for their lies, their cheating and for their corruption at the head of the Remain campaign. Every word of it is true.

The BBC’s Andrew Neil this morning asked Ian Duncan Smith (Brexit) if, in the event of Remain winning, it will be the end of the EU matter. There’s no chance of that happening. It could only happen in the event of a high turnout and a clear, significant majority, and that won’t happen. Either way, the issue is not going away and it could destroy the Tory Party.

“Europe” has long been a festering sore in the party. It’s now a gaping wound, with the party split and the referendum campaigns becoming extraordinarily bitter. The rank and file are broadly pro-Brexit. They’ve noticed the lies and contempt thrown at them by Cameron and Osborne, and that they’ve co-opted foreigners to lie and collude against the British people. They won’t forget this campaign any time soon.

Even if Remain wins the referendum, the party leadership will find itself isolated and lost of support. Some have said that Cameron must go if Brexit wins. He might have to go in any case.

SMOOTH AS SILK

By Pete Moore On May 14th, 2016 at 7:59 pm

IT’S funny where we end up when we start clicking. I was reading a rugby blog 15 minutes ago and followed a link, then another, then one or two more, and that led me to find this beauty:

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The piece is “Modesty”, by the Venetian sculptor Antonio Corradini. I’ll be honest, it made gasp inwardly. I should think alot of people do when they realise it’s not draped in silk but is carved from a single block of marble. So I thought I’d put it up here, because others might appreciate seeing it also.

A high point of European civilisation, to be sure. Speaking of which, here’s another. The Eurovision Song Contest is just starting …

“JOURNALISTS ARE CLUELESS”

By Pete Moore On May 14th, 2016 at 12:21 pm

A WHITE HOUSE national security advisor this week let slip his opinion of reporters from the “legitimate” media, as I recall it was once described in these here parts. To the Washington Post:

“All these newspapers used to have foreign bureaus,” he said. “Now they don’t. They call us to explain to them what’s happening in Moscow and Cairo. Most of the outlets are reporting on world events from Washington. The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns. That’s a sea change. They literally know nothing.”

It’s in a piece around how the Obama administration misled the public on negotiations with Tehran by using a naive and compliant media, their “compadres”. We see it alot here also, where journalists are often little more than copy/paste merchants re-posting what political press officers mail them.

CALLING THE TUNE

By Pete Moore On May 13th, 2016 at 7:06 pm

CAN Remainiacs call on any backers who aren’t funded by the EU? This list swiped from Guido:

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That’s a grand total of 160 million euros. As Guido says, it’s no wonder PwC thinks Brexit would be a “serious shock”. It’d be a serious shock to their incomes.

And I think we may have discovered the reason why Jeremy Corbyn ditched a life’s opposition to the EU. Just look at those fat trade unionists lower down, wallowing in the confiscated earnings of the proletariat.

Speaking of tunes, DV will be gutted when he realises that while he’s bopping along to Elvis Costello tomorrow night, the rest of us will be watching the last ever Eurovision Song Contest with a British entry. There’s no way they’ll let us take part if we “leave Europe”.

I’M SHOCKED!

By Pete Moore On May 13th, 2016 at 6:48 pm

Shocked, I tell you .

Can you imagine the most common occupation of those named in the Panama Papers leak? Strap your socks on:

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But we need governments to control “greedy” businesses.

Friday

By The Troll On May 13th, 2016 at 4:14 am

This should be the theme song for this U.S. Presidential Season

I was there 20yrs ago and regretfully the country hasn’t changed, if Lou was still with us he’d agree. May not be your cup of tea, but I enjoyed the old junkie.

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ON MYSTIC MARK CARNEY

By Pete Moore On May 12th, 2016 at 6:26 pm

THE Governor of the Bank of England has weighed in, unwisely, on the business of Brexit. Reports the BBC:

The Bank of England has given its starkest warning yet that a UK vote to leave the EU could hit the economy.

Mark Carney, the Bank’s governor, warned that the risks of leaving “could possibly include a technical recession” […]

The latest minutes from the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) said that a leave vote may cause both growth and sterling to fall and unemployment to rise.

So much to say! The Brexit campaign has pointed out that the Governor is beyond his remit and ought to resign. They are technically correct, but it sounds petulant and is bad campaigning. Now there are two obvious things to say about Carney and his comments. The first is that he is, of course, correct.

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LONDON CALLING……

By David Vance On May 12th, 2016 at 5:23 pm

I won’t be around here for the next few days. I am off to London tomorrow morning. I’m excited to see my lifelong musical hero Elvis Costello at the London Palladium on Saturday evening and then going to cheer on my football team, Grimsby Town, at Wembley Stadium on Sunday afternoon! If we win, we get into the Football League so it’s a momentous game. Then back home on Monday lunch-time. So, I urge you all to be good in my absence and if you must be bad do so civilly! Here’s a parting tune…