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David Vance in conversation with Catherine Blaiklock.

By Patrick Van Roy On July 25th, 2020 at 2:42 pm

1. Mask up and shut up. 2. The new armada in the channel. 3. Do we need an FTA with the EU?

ATW FRIDAY NIGHT JUKEBOX

By Pete Moore On July 24th, 2020 at 7:03 pm

Because Friday night is Music Night

Another week done at the coalface of masked ball known as capitalism. There is nothing more stupid than people wearing face nappies in public. Actually there is; it’s wearing those clear visors with a huge gap all around them. I popped into a Cotswold Outdoors (like a British LL Bean, for those in the colonies) today and the staff were all wearing them. I thought I was on the set of a cheap sci-fi. The world becomes more senseless every day.

We have another cracker from the new Pretenders album tonight. I know, we’re breaking the Golden Rule that all old music is better then new music. But there’s nothing new here really. Those scratchy riffs are straight out of the Bo Diddly songbook. It sounds great.

Have fun whatever you’re up to this weekend. Just try not to look like Joe 90. As always, feel free to share your top sounds down below –

A HEAP BIG PAYOUT

By Pete Moore On July 24th, 2020 at 6:49 pm

The Washington Post has agreed to settle a $250 million lawsuit filed by Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann over its lies about his 2019 encounter with a Native American at the March for Life. CNN previously coughed up big time also. The amount the WaPo paid up isn’t disclosed. It’s all small change to Jeff Bezos but the principle was all important. The mainstream media published and broadcast lie after lie about the Covington High School boys and the encounter. The result was a social media lefty hate-fest against them and multiple violent threats. Well done to Nick Sandmann, a brave young man who fought back.

BORIS HAS TURNED INTO THERESA MAY

By Pete Moore On July 24th, 2020 at 5:55 pm

The Wuhan Flu didn’t only severely affect the Prime Minister’s respiratory system. It appears to have removed his spine and affected his brain. He was once a small-government social liberal. Not any longer.

Boris Johnson will announce tight restrictions on advertising unhealthy food next week, which could include a 9pm watershed on television advertisements.

The Prime Minister is due to unveil his long-awaited obesity strategy, which will affect the way in which foods high in fat, sugar and salt are sold and marketed in the UK.

It’s not about junk food. The rules will mean that even mustard couldn’t be advertised. How embarrassing to live in a country where perfectly normal foods cannot be shown on TV before 9.00pm. It’s not just the Chinese Disease. I blame his divorce. The old Boris railed against the nanny state. Now he’s shacked up with an enviro-loon who whispers him sorts of mad ideas. He’s having a mid-life crises and it’s afflicting all of us.

The Law is an Ass!

By Patrick Van Roy On July 24th, 2020 at 5:13 pm

because I miss him… guest post…

 
There is one overriding responsibility any democratic government has. Nay, there is just one primary justification for the existence of the same: protecting citizens from violence or the threat of violence from hostile sources. That’s why governments require taxes to fund and train an army and a police force; to build courts and prisons; and to elect or appoint the officials needed to pass and implement the laws citizens must not break. Regarding foreign threats, government as protector requires the ability to meet and treat with other governments as well as to fight them if necessary. As Thomas Hobbes says in ‘Leviathan’, without a world of protective governance, you’re left with one of unrelenting insecurity.

What Britain’s incorporation of the Human Rights Act does is effectively turn the whole of the above principle on its head. It does so because it renders the protective qualities of the state subordinate to the demands of its greatest enemies. That state can no longer afford the maximum safety net needed to keep its citizens as secure as they can be due to the fact the nexus of the HRA is to guarantee the most rights to those who act the least human. The ruling yesterday on Shamima Begum is a quintessential case-in-point.

Let me remind you Begum did not go on holiday to Sunny Beach in Bulgaria, only then to be spirited away across Anatolia to keffiyeh-central in the Syrian Desert. She chose to leave the country that had fed, housed, educated and clothed her for her entire life to become a terrorist dedicated to the maiming and murder of British citizens. Subsequently, having realised being stuck in 46-degree heat and schooled by Islamic psychopaths wasn’t all it was cracked up to be in her Ladybird Book of Insurrectionist Techniques, she puts on her doe-eyed little girl lost routine and has the UK judicial system eating out of her hand.

Try not to gasp when you read the following excerpt from the ruling:

‘Lord Justice Flaux – sitting with Lady Justice King and Lord Justice Singh – said: “Fairness and justice must, on the facts of this case, outweigh the national security concerns, so that the leave to enter appeals should be allowed.”‘

There you have it – the entire Hobbesian philosophy of citizenry protection blown to smithereens (pardon the pun). For those judges, our right to be protected from individuals who wanted to do us harm is relegated to something less than an afterthought when compared to the concatenation of supposed indignities this monstrosity has been subjected to. Furthermore, if she does ever arrive back in the UK, does anyone really think we’ll ever get rid of her again? No! Once she’s back here….on child benefit, housing benefit, family tax benefit, Council Tax benefit, food voucher benefit, niqab benefit, gardening benefit, travel benefit and tampon benefit…..she’s here for keeps. And I’ll bet anyone a judge’s wig and gown Messrs Flaux, King and Singh know that all too well.

For years we’ve had successive governments hand-wringing over the latitude the HRA gives to our most implacable foes. My question is a simple one: When the hell are they going to stop the affected regret and actually do something about at least mitigating its most potent clauses?

Reference article here

but that’s not what the Teacher’s Unions want

By Patrick Van Roy On July 24th, 2020 at 3:37 pm

The Good Mothers of Portland

By Patrick Van Roy On July 23rd, 2020 at 9:58 pm

The Paper of Record

By Patrick Van Roy On July 23rd, 2020 at 9:31 pm

The New York Times in 2017 falsely reported that the Trump campaign had ‘repeated’ contacts with Russian intelligence officials during the 2016 campaign, and instead of being held accountable for publishing lies, the story’s authors received Pulitzer prizes.

The FBI official who ran the investigation into whether the Donald Trump campaign colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 presidential election privately admitted in newly released notes that a major New York Times article was riddled with lies, falsehoods, and “misleading and inaccurate” information. The February 2017 story was penned by three reporters who would win Pulitzers for their reporting on Trump’s supposed collusion with Russia.

Today the Democrats Voted to remove

By Patrick Van Roy On July 23rd, 2020 at 8:45 pm

every statue and picture of anyone in the Nations Capital that ever had anything to do with Slavery.

This was the Republican response

July 23 1967

By Patrick Van Roy On July 23rd, 2020 at 8:37 pm

Tensions between African American residents and the police flare in Detroit, Michigan, during an early morning raid on a nightclub. Before the riot ends five days later, 43 people will be killed, more than 300 injured, some 1,400 buildings burned, and more than 7,000 people will be arrested.