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If you hadn’t noticed….

By Mike Cunningham On September 9th, 2011 at 11:32 am


Belgium has now run itself for 450 days without an elected Government, and they seem to be doing fine!

We here in Great Britain have suffered a series of strikes by ‘government workers’, with more to come, against the ‘cuts’ . Not many noticed them (the strikers) either!

Porn king loses admirer

By Mike Cunningham On August 27th, 2011 at 8:48 am

As a man with a measurable I.Q., along with the vast majority of other inhabitants of these lands, I must state first of all that I have never watched, on purpose, any of the grubby appearances of the strange ‘reality’ programme known as ‘Big Brother’. As a life-long fan of the author of the novel from which the title comes, I did hope that the literary trustees of Orwell’s estate would mount a legal challenge to the use of this majestic novel’s title for some tawdry television romp. But that was not to be. When Channel Four broadcast this ‘wannabe famous’ trash, all the would-be ‘stars’ queued up to expose not only their bodies, but also the shallowness of their minds.

Fast forward to the re-creation of this televisual abomination on Channel Five, the broadcast home of course of the pornographer Richard Desmond, and his plans to resuscitate the corpse of ‘Big Brother’ as part of his plans to give the British viewing public what it ‘needs’. (Desmond’s words, not mine). One of his prize catches, if you wish to prostitute the English language, was to lure Sally Bercow, the wife of the Speaker of the House of Commons, to appear on his show.

That this shallow woman agreed to appear on the show is just one more affront to the Office of the Speaker, but she does not seem to have cared about the damage done to the position her husband holds; but there again, John Bercow does not seem to give the Office which he holds much consideration either. Despised by a majority of the Tories, from whose Party he seemed to be wishing to depart, and elected by both Labour and the Lib-Dems because he is disliked so much by the Tories, he is little better than the man he supplanted. ‘Gorbals Mick’ was himself a walking joke, a Glaswegian M.P. with a chip on his shoulder the height of Nelson’s Column, a union activist, a man who did the dirty work for his Labour and union masters without flinching. No one has yet been able to state that Bercow is as bad as ex-Speaker Martin, but as many say, “Just give him time.”

I read this morning that Sally Bercow has become the first to have been ‘voted off’ the rubbish which goes under the generic title ‘Big Brother’, and so has demonstrated that at least the audience of that show understands the true meaning of the word ‘Democracy’.

If only we as a Nation had such immediate political  power! Ah, and if wishes were shit, we would all have  diarrhoea!

Follow the money!

By Mike Cunningham On August 24th, 2011 at 7:56 am


Those words in the post heading, immortalised by ‘Deep Throat’ in the ascent and descent of President Nixon, should be deeply studied by every politician in every country in this world.

David Cameron should armour up his testicles, and tell Gus O’Donnell to release all of the govt. credit card expenditure for all his civil servants, because it will come out sooner or later, and if Dave is seen as covering up yet another scandal, he’ll lose his aura of invincibility faster than Gaddaffi left his compound.

A situation which should also be studied by Aussie Prime Minister Julia Gillard. She runs a minority administration, kept in power by the votes of Independents. An Economics committee chairman, Craig Thomas, has been fingered as the user of a Government credit card to pay for prostitutes. Gillard has to move very fast, as her ‘Warble Gloaming’ tax rises and policies are deeply unpopular with the average Aussie, and all it takes is one Independent to swing around; and ‘Pop’ goes Julia. What goes around, comes around!

Warm, or annoyed?

By Mike Cunningham On August 22nd, 2011 at 8:58 am

The video above, of a Harrier performing night-landing evolutions, comes care of the USS Makin Island during certification procedures.

We here in Britain invented the damn things, we built lots of them, they came in very handy in places like the Falklands and Afghanistan.

But because of clowns like Brown, and Blair, and Cameroon, along with 13th Century Fox, and their catastrophic policies and decisions on the economy, Overseas Aid and Defence, instead of watching our own Harriers flying off a deckspace, we are reduced to posting pix like this:-



Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy, or possibly even very, very annoyed!

Ah well, it was like, swift!

By Mike Cunningham On August 15th, 2011 at 10:15 pm


…..and we completely understand that only necessary force was used!

Anchor bolts, Batten. Corbel out

By Mike Cunningham On August 14th, 2011 at 10:08 am

In this once pleasant Country of ours, we have many laws, many of which are the outcome of fevered debate, some are of the knee-jerk variety, e.g. the Gun laws promulgated after Dunblane, some are of the type which are favoured by the female jackals of the Harriet Harman persuasion, and then there are the Laws which evolve over some centuries of use, abuse and modification. I am writing today of the Planning law, and the repeated attempts by some to remove the protection afforded our countryside by Planning legislation.

We need more housing. we need more houses and homes because the Labour and Coalition Governments will not, and have not acted to stop the rampant abuses of the immigration system we have, so the hundreds of thousands who get in legally, have got to have somewhere to live; in shelter, warmth when needed, and with clean sanitation. We have long gone past the days when it would have been possible to barrier the terminals, ports and ferry points against the floods pouring through our ever-more porous borders. Any of us who lived in hope that we can somehow get rid of the millions of Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, Indians, a veritable multitude of assorted Africans and the very occasional Brazilian should just step back and examine the logistics of attempting to enforce a policy of repatriation, and then quietly shut the f*** up! Partly because some of those same migrants are rapidly becoming the most productive of our residential population, and partly because the question must be asked, ‘who gives you the right to choose’?

But I digress from my original thought, which was of course Planning law, and the need to derogate or change the use of land from agricultural to residential. South Somerset Council has asked for comments upon a planning application which builds 3,700 homes right next to the village of East Coker, as a logical expansion of Yeovil, and the residents of East Coker, or at least some of them, along with well-funded associates, are dead set against the planned expansion. Not, nay never, perish the very thought; on the grounds of NIMBY-ism, but because the new estate would ruin the very ideals which made TS Eliot write his famed poetry.

‘Houses live and die: there is a time for building
And a time for living and for generation
And a time for the wind to break the loosened pane
And to shake the wainscot where the field-mouse trots
And to shake the tattered arras woven with a silent motto’

Ramsbottom, our Enoch, and me.

By Mike Cunningham On August 10th, 2011 at 2:21 pm

So who will state that Enoch was wrong, or that his prophecy has not already  come true?

One of the finest minds, one of the best British gentlemen of the old order, cast out because what he said was  not wrong, but not politic!

I  point you to a very unusual occurrence, which is a BBC documentary which states the facts, and lets you make your mind up.

In the light of this, should we not at least say that, at last, we can now see that Enoch was so very, very, right after all!



Link pasted, cannot embed video.

X-posted from Fire, Pillage & Plague


By David Vance On July 13th, 2011 at 9:23 am

Are you familiar with the Find the Lady trick? I often think our so-called Free Press is part of it. In the past few days we have been deluged by stories of how awful the Murdoch Empire is. We have even been treated to the dangers of seagulls. But oddly enough NO coverage of a major story that will impact on every UK citizen. Over on the Adam Smith Institute we read; 

Standing Order No. 118(6) was passed last night by a majority of 28. You won’t have read about this in the paper. The right-wing blogs picked the story up, but when you search the broadsheets for the three letters IMF nothing comes up. If you search for Standing Order No. 118(6), nothing comes up. Put it into Google and no newspapers come up. This on the day when the Today programme have reported the concerns over the debts Italy, and the impending crises that is spreading there from Greece. Italian ten-year bond yields have gone over 5%. Their debt/GDP ratio is nearly 120%.

But on this day we were not told by our press that last night Parliament voted to increase our IMF contributions by £9.3 billion. That’s an 88% increase.

I am in favour of a free press – a totally free press. But if the high-minded broadsheets are going to write long, whinging editorials about the demerits of press regulation they could at least let us know when Parliament decide to spend £9.3 billion on European bailouts.”

Why? We are treated to assorted nonsense in the MSM that merely seeks to distract us from the real stories. Thank goodness for this internet and it is not surprising that the elite want to control it too!

Or the fox from his lair in the morning.

By Mike Cunningham On July 7th, 2011 at 11:54 am

You can tell it by the licking of lips, the slavering over the details, the horrified and ‘shocked’ commentators, especially those of the Biased British Broadcaster. They smell blood in the water, and the sharks of the political world start circling, and of course, the target, the man and the Corporation they all love to hate? Rupert Murdoch, News Corporation, and his own string of attack dogs which go by the names of The Sun, The ‘Screws’, the Times, along with the super-successful Sky Broadcasting.

For whatever reason, the police did a ‘once over lightly’ investigation over phone hacking allegations; allegations which had already resulted in a private investigator doing a prison term, along with the resignation of Andy Coulson, editor of the ‘News and Screws’. Big mouthed and big-headed clowns such as John Prescott claimed that his phone had also been hacked, and people were ‘shocked’, shocked that is to find the fat old fraud was still alive and able to use a mobile in the first place. Murdoch stepped in when the problems started rumbling once more, ordered his own investigation, and lots of people were offered cash as settlements against legal claims of privacy invasion. The ‘shit hit the fan’ when news of the hacking of the murdered teenager Milly Dowling came out, and the rest is all over the headlines!

The fact that the News of the World specialises in crime, gossip, ‘kiss and tell’ stories is beside the point, and also that it seems to have encouraged its journalists and their ‘sources’ to break privacy laws is indisputable, but the outpouring of disgust, of ‘shock’ as well as ‘horror’ seems a little overblown to this commentator, and quite a few more of the more sober amongst us.

Just a small selection of names who spoke in the ‘Hacking’ debate, and how they fared in their own small episodes of ‘glory’

Chris Bryant  Keith Vaz  Hazel Blears Jack Straw Ivan lewis   Menzies Campbell  Yvette Cooper

shows us those who crow loudly when the dogs are barking should remember that the hue and cry was for them, not too long ago!

For readers who claim any bias in my selection of combatants should know that I only took a few names from the top of Hansard’s very long list.


Kumbaya, or something similar!

By Mike Cunningham On July 6th, 2011 at 10:16 am

As my title suggests, and has been seen in such august titles as the Daily Mail, our beloved leader, the ‘Boy King’ himself has decreed that we should immediately remove any thought of revenge, of a search for justice, or even, heaven forfend, retaliation for murders most vile. As the Man says,  at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2011284/David-Cameron-agrees-slower-Afghanistan-pull-out.html‘It is very difficult to reconcile with people who have been killing your own soldiers, or your own countrymen,’.

Our illustrious Prime Minister decrees that we must learn to forgive, and even forget, that those who are now sitting in power in the Assembly in Northern Ireland once controlled one of the world’s most ruthless killing machines; and as we have forgotten those who died so that our seedy leaders, who after all only wanted a quiet life, gave in to the bomb, and the Armalite, the Semtex and the tame ‘rent-a-mob’ rioters, arranged the terms of the surrender under the guise of an ‘Agreement’, we should also forgive the terrorists of Afghanistan, who are killing our own as we read these words.

When Blair and his henchmen were in power, I honestly thought that we could not see worse, but once again, our home-grown slime amaze me. We see U-turns by the hour, on the hour, regarding everything from Europe to the rigged Housing Benefit system to accomodate the Lib-Dim allies.

When will we see guts in the electorate? I’d rather see a bunch of Anarchists in power than any of the three so-called political parties we are forced to consider these day.

Anarchists: at least they are consistent!