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OUTPOSTS…

By David Vance On April 9th, 2018 at 10:42 am

The Outer Hebrides is about as a distant part of the UK as you can get. So it’s symbolic to read that..

The first mosque in the Outer Hebrides will open this summer after backers raised more than £50,000 in an online appeal. It is expected to open despite the Presbyterian Free Church urging its followers to pray that ‘no mosque will ever appear in Stornoway’, the main town on the Isle of Lewis where a house is to be converted. A crowdfunding campaign for the mosque, which has been granted planning permission by the Western Isles Council, raised £56,000 within days of being started by builder Aihtsham Rashid.

The advance of Islam is remorseless, and even in this remote part of the UK, it raises it flag. Naturally some will see nothing disturbing about this but then comes the question – what if Islam is incompatible with modern pluralist democracies yet we allow it to extend its tendrils into EVERY part of the UK?

ON SYRIA….

By David Vance On April 9th, 2018 at 10:01 am

I wonder if Trump agrees with …Trump?

Just as Assad and Russia are about to win, we have a murky “chemical weapons” attack. Given the choice of Assad on the one handd, or the Jihadi head choppers on the other, the best decision is to NOT get involved. Those advocating more war in Syria need to take a good long look at themselves,

GEORGIA ON MY MIND

By Pete Moore On April 8th, 2018 at 9:52 pm

I’m watching The Masters.

Someone said that golf is a good walk spoiled. I wouldn’t go that far, but it’s a good 30 years since I played. Hardly ever watch it either. My only connection to golf is watching football and rugby in the local course clubhouse. It’s very civilised.

Yet I tune into The Masters. I think it’s because I’m an outdoors man. I see the seasons pass and The Masters marks the start of Spring. Have you seen Augusta? The colours are always so vivid. Winter has held on long here, but my TV is lush and green. Beautiful green under a bright sun. Have a look.

It’s The Masters and cycling’s Paris-Roubaix one dayer which mean that Spring is here. They’re part of my mental calendar. Peter Sagan, the greatest all round cyclist in the world, broke out today with 54 km to go. Over tarmac, mud, gravel and cobbles he held on to win. What a champion he is.

Chapeau.

ON RAY WILKINS

By Pete Moore On April 8th, 2018 at 9:02 pm

Footballers do get a bad press. Let’s be honest, it’s often deserved. So I want to post this to even things up a little.

Ray Wilkins was an ex-footballer who died this week. It was a shock. He was only 61 years old, seemed fit and yet had a massive heart attack. He was some player too. He captained Chelsea at 18 and went on to play for Man Utd, AC Milan and Rangers. He represented England 84 times, this at a time when we had decent midfielders. His strange habit of passing the ball to a teammate did it.

He was also a gentleman. No-one had a bad word to say about him. The tributes came in thick all last week. But this one stood out, from an ex-soldier who was homeless. On the day that Wilkins died this man called into TalkSport Radio –

Here’s the thing. A lot of these stories started coming out last week, from people that Ray Wilkins had helped. No-one else knew about it. Wilkins never spoke about it, he never advertised what a good bloke he was. It was only his death which prompted other people, usually strangers, to speak out what a decent man he was.

HERE WE GO AGAIN

By Pete Moore On April 8th, 2018 at 6:52 pm

Scores have been killed today in a chemical weapons attack in Douma, Syria. There’s been no investigation, but the culprit is already known, apparently.

The US state department said Russia – with its “unwavering support” for Syria’s government – “ultimately bears responsibility” for the alleged attacks.

So let me get this straight. Douma is entirely surrounded by Assad’s forces. The terrorists occupying Douma are on the verge of collapse. Last week, President Trump announced, to the Pentagon’s surprise and dislike, that US forces will withdraw from Syria.

We are now supposed to believe that, against this backdrop, Russians and Syrians decided to launch a chemical weapons attack. An attack which has drawn global condemnation. An attack which might change Trump’s mind. An attack which has the drums of war beating again in Washington and Israel?

Yeah, that’s totally believable, if you’re an idiot.

Everyday violence

By Patrick Van Roy On April 8th, 2018 at 1:38 pm

Touching portrait of the London Mayor….

By David Vance On April 8th, 2018 at 11:31 am

VIOLENCE OK, SAYS ADAMS.

By David Vance On April 8th, 2018 at 9:53 am

Seen this little insight into terrorist godfather thinking?

Former Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams has told a German newspaper that he believes the use of violence can still be justified to reach political aims in certain circumstances.

 What?

The Louth TD was interviewed by website ‘Der Spiegel’ ahead of the upcoming 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement next week. ‘Der Spiegel’ translated as ‘The Mirror’ is a weekly newspaper published in Hamburg. In a wide ranging interview Mr Adams was asked about the Troubles, the current political deadlock in Northern Ireland and hopes for a united Ireland.

The publication asked Mr Adams: “Is violence a legitimate means with which to reach one’s aims?” “I think in given circumstances. And the circumstances at that time in the north were that people were being denied their rights,” he replied. “The English occupiers refused to concede those and in fact attacked the demonstrators. The most disastrous mistake that the English government made is that they handed the situation over to the generals. That always leads to a militarization of the situation. Military people are not there to pacify, they are there to subjugate.”

So, just in case you are so stupid as to have ever swallowed the fantastisical notion that Adams is anything other than a man of violence, he has confirms that he still believes in violence.

(Obviously all that “subjugation” by “The English” forced him to get his IRA to slaughter men, women and children; kidnap Mothers in west Belfast, torture and kill them; and detonate bombs at Cenotaphs)

SPRINTING TOWARDS GOMORRAH…

By David Vance On April 7th, 2018 at 11:33 am

I’ll just leave this here…

Where’s that asteroid of death when you need it. Our civilisation is going backwards!

ON THE FRONTLINE….

By David Vance On April 7th, 2018 at 11:26 am

Further to my post below this, and as the legacy media gush about those poor dead Palestinians killed on the Gaza border, isn’t it odd that ALL those world class journalists missed this? Check out the flag.

Oh and they ALSO seem to have missed this…