By David Vance On June 15th, 2016 at 3:07 pm
This is now the desperation is spreading. Not so long ago, Prime Minister Cameron told us that should we vote to LEAVE the EU next week, then border controls with the Republic will have to be implemented. When that didn’t work, as repudiated by the Secretary of State Theresa Villiers, Cameron has a new wheeze.
“You would have to have some sort of checks on people as they left Belfast or other parts of Northern Ireland to come to the rest of UK.”
Some sort of checks, Prime Minister? In what way? Whose decision would that be? Or are you just making it up as you go? Post Brexit, the UK Government will be instructed to secure our borders with the EU. That should not mean any changes between NI and ROI on the assumption that the Republic does not allow itself to become a conduit for mass illegal immigration. If it does, then it should find itself with a hard border again with its largest trading partner – the UK.
By David Vance On June 15th, 2016 at 2:47 pm
Today has seen a further escalation on behalf of the campaign of those who want us to remain mired in the European Union.
George Osborne says he will have to slash public spending and increase taxes in an emergency Budget to tackle a £30bn “black hole” if the UK votes to leave the European Union. The chancellor said this could include raising income and inheritance taxes and cutting the NHS budget.
Not so fast, George…
57 Tory MPs and Labour Party say they would block George Osborne’s ‘absurd punishment budget’
In other words IF he dared trying to punish US because we won’t vote the way he wants, he would be forced into resigning! So it’s just a hollow threat.
But what’s essential to understand is that the establishment is now threatening to punish the British people for daring to assert their will. In doing so they stand revealed in their true colours – the ENEMY of the people.
By David Vance On June 15th, 2016 at 2:40 pm
My goodness. How proud I was to see Obama stepping up at long last and letting rip about Islam. Well, about what Donald Trump has said about Islam, to be more precise. Obama continues to pretend that the US – like everywhere else – has a major problem with radical Islamist terrorism, remarkable in the post 9/11 world. I think Trump summed it up perfectly when he said that he wished the President got as angry about the Orlando killer as he gets about Trump!
By David Vance On June 15th, 2016 at 2:37 pm
By Mahons On June 15th, 2016 at 12:10 pm
Donald Trump makes no bones about his campaign baring certain reporters from press conferences and events. At the moment, he is baring the Washington Post, but there have been several media sources, including nontraditional internet voices, who have been tossed out or denied access by the Trump campaign.
Politicians don’t like the media because it exposes their failings. Hence the constant attack on the “main stream media” that they have drummed into their followers to the point of religious devotion. Anything as broad as “the media” will clearly have much they get wrong or could get better, but the failures are use to paint the whole as unworthy of support (while the real goal is to mute and deflect criticism). Dictators excel at it, jailing and killing journalists. Sponsoring their own Media with Dear Leaderish themes. See for example the old Pravda or the barely more subtle RT.
It is not merely right wing politicians in Western Countries who hate the media, left wing ones too. But the right has raised the calculated distain to an art form.
If you want to encourage freedom, accountability, reduce graft and patronage, and hold politicians feet to the fire, you have to be opposed to political curbs imposed on the press. If you don’t, please don’t wave the Constitution while proclaiming your affection for it.
By Mahons On June 14th, 2016 at 12:02 pm
Feel free to discuss an issue of the day. Ireland’s chances verse Italy and Belgium. Trump turning 70. Sanders turning 170. Would you really oppose Clinton being paid not to give a speech. Will Bill Clinton be called the First Laddie? Should Wales declare Independence and if so, would anyone notice? Is Gerry Adams actually a performance artist? What was Churchill’s favorite breakfast cocktail? Should the Crown Bar be designated a World Heritage Site? Are the Yankees without Jeter watchable?
By Patty On June 13th, 2016 at 11:56 pm
Here’s a possible explanation from Breitbart:
Dr. Tawfik Hamid, one of the world’s leading experts on radical Islamist ideology, joined SiriusXM host Stephen K. Bannon on Monday’s edition of Breitbart News Daily to offer his analysis of the Orlando terrorist attack at a gay nightclub.
“As I see it, it’s simply sharia in action,” he said, dismissing a variety of other half-hearted explanations offered for Omar Mateen’s murderous actions. “He is practicing sharia law, Islamic law, that until today — up until this very moment — justifies killing gays.
By Pete Moore On June 13th, 2016 at 8:14 pm
IS there anyone left to frighten?
George Osborne has said that Brexit could lead to disability benefits being cut.
Taking part in a Q&A with Sky News viewers on Facebook, the chancellor was asked what leaving the EU would mean for disability benefits. He replied:
“How can a poorer country afford exactly the same on the health service, the education system, support for the vulnerable like disabled people, support for the rural communities like this one, support for housing?”
This from the Chancellor who, three months ago, cut 4.4 Billion quid from disability benefits. He was forced to u-turn on that after the outcry, but I’m pretty sure that we were in the EU at the time of the March budget.
Notice also that it’s pensioners, the disabled, education, the NHS and ickle kittens that will get it in the neck in the event of Brexit, but never the foreign aid budget. This year it’s 12.2 Billion of our quids and next year it’ll be even more. That shows you what they care about.