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By ATWadmin On December 3rd, 2008 at 6:53 pm

I read thMiss London University beauty contest entrantsat hundreds of undergraduates in London have applied to take part in a beauty contest to be named Miss University London. The students will participate in heats in the hope of being one of only 15 who will reach the contest’s grand final in February. However, the event has opened a split in London’s university student body. Protesters say it is misogynistic and degrading, and should be banned. Participants and organisers have fiercely defended the competition. So, Beauty contests – degrading or empowering? I see nothing wrong in them in principle though would never watch one in practise since I have more constructive things to do with my time, but each to their own. What say you?


By ATWadmin On December 1st, 2008 at 7:56 am

I see that a ban on happy hours, free drinks for women and promotions which encourage excessive drinking will form part of new tougher licensing laws in legislation to be announced in the Queen’s Speech.

Nanny State knows best and this time around it is out for the drinkers. What business of Government is it if pubs seek to offer attractive promotions for their customers? How long before Government threatens that it will nationalise pubs – in our best health interests, of course. First they came for the smokers….


By ATWadmin On December 1st, 2008 at 7:00 am

Interesting to read that the growth of public spending under Labour has created a generation of “Soviet” boroughs where half the population is dependent on the state for work. An analysis of official figures has shown 10 areas where more than 40% of the workforce is employed in the public sector. Got that – 40%! Increased reliance on the state has come with the failure to develop new industries to replace mining and manufacturing.

“Topping the league is Castle Morpeth, Northumberland, where the state provides 57% of jobs. Even this understates public sector dominance – the town is a dormitory for HM Revenue and Customs offices 10 miles away that employ 6,000 people. The northeast dominates the “Soviet” league, drawn up by the Centre for Economics and Business Research. Whitehall has located agencies there to soak up unemployment caused by the decline of manufacturing and mining. Chris Grayling, shadow work and pensions secretary, said: “The government has let Britain slip down the competitiveness league with the result that, in towns like this, the private sector has become a minor part of the local economy.” Five miles from Morpeth is Wansbeck, the second most state-dominated borough in Britain with 47.5% employed by the state. Other such areas include Hastings in East Sussex, Ceredigion in west Wales and Inverclyde, west of Glasgow.”

Punishing the wealth-creating sector whilst building this vast state behemoth is Labour’s proudest hour as the Sovietisation of Britian continues apace.


By ATWadmin On November 27th, 2008 at 8:26 am

Repugnant to read that The “British Josef Fritzl” who raped his daughters and made them pregnant 19 times did it to get child benefit payments, his sister-in-law has claimed. The 56-year-old whose name we must not know fathered nine children by the girls in order to support his lifestyle, his relative said. He once offered his younger daughter £500 to have another child in order to boost his income through benefits and tax credits, she said.

“He would always have a roll of £20 notes but everyone knew he had never worked a day in his life,” the sister-in-law said. “He claimed to have a bad back but tended an allotment and built huts in his garden. He obviously thought the bundles of benefits he was getting for the children was worth the risk and was not bothered about any pain it caused them.” The man, who on Tuesday was sentenced to 25 life sentences, has shown no remorse in prison and has even written to his daughters asking them to buy him gifts, she added. “Can you believe he still wants the girls to pay for things like a pool cue, glasses and even an exercise bike,” his sister-in-law said. “He does not regret what he has done and even praises himself for fathering all those illegitimate children.”

This man is obviously an evil monster. His crimes against his own daughters sicken me. But it is telling that even this monster could spot how the British Welfare State is a soft touch and and so he was motivated to keep abusing his daughters so he could wring even more cash from the State that just keeps on giving?


By ATWadmin On November 26th, 2008 at 10:00 pm

Sad day for a once mightly British national retailing institution – originally from the US – in the shape of Woolworths. With a history here in the UK going back 99 years, it has now gone into administration, unable to pay its way any longer.  Tens of thousands of jobs are now at stake and it will leave a large W-shaped hole in the UK high streets. Why has this happened? Well, you can blame it on the recesssion, you could blame it on changing trends, for that matter you could blame it on the moonlight and even on the boogie however the REAL reason that Woolworth’s is no more is that it lost the competitive edge and under poor management it did not deliver for its shoppers and so they went elsewhere. Anyone with half a brain could see where Woolies was headed for and so in a sense, although I am sorry for those who face unemployment, the demise of this chain is proof that capitalism, red in tooth and claw, works! 


By ATWadmin On November 25th, 2008 at 7:42 am

It was Cole Porter who wrote the witty lyric “In olden days a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking now heaven knows, anything goes”. Ain’t that the truth!

“A mother shocked by seeing two half-naked men having sex while out walking the dogs with her daughter was told by police to take a different route in future. Marie Cragg, 44, spoke of her disgust at the officers’ reaction and said she feared the woodland beauty spot would be turned into a no-go area for ordinary members of the public. “I called the police and never heard anything back,’ Miss Cragg said. ‘Then later I was talking to the community officers, and they said they knew what goes on and I should change our walk. ‘You should not have to see that, should you? They can go into the woods and go wherever they want – it’s sick. ‘They saw me and didn’t care and just carried on. I could have been a childminder with kids. I would rather go past a gang of hoodies – they are making the place seedy.’

Doesn’t surprise me. Since we cannot be judgemental of others behaviour any longer, then I am afraid gay sex in public spaces is all part of the (un)natural consequences which flow from this liberal mantra. Pity the families that like to enjoy the freedom of walking in public spaces – militant gays now own this and will do as they wish and bugger the consequences.


By ATWadmin On November 24th, 2008 at 9:20 am

Interesting to read that more babies are being born with Down’s syndrome as parents feel increasingly that society is a more welcoming place for children with the condition.

Widespread screening was introduced in 1989, and led to a steady fall in new instances of Down’s syndrome. From 717 babies born with Down’s that year, the total decreased each year, to 594 in 2000. During the next six years the birth rate for children with Down’s rose by 15 per cent, reaching 749 in 2006, the most recent year for which figures are available from the National Down Syndrome Cytogenetic Register. A greater number of older mothers is likely to explain much of the increase, but other parents also appear to be more willing to bring up a Down’s child.

I think it is great that more and more parents are accepting of this condition. It cannot be easy for them but as I say in the title of this post, love will conquer almost anything and in a barbaric world, it is good to see that Down’s Syndrome children are being loved as much as any others.


By ATWadmin On November 22nd, 2008 at 12:23 pm

It is being speculated that lawyers acting for the mother who was convicted along with her partner and lodger, of beating her 17 month old baby to death, will use human rights legislation to get their client a new identity and lifelong protection. This could cost the British taxpayer £££ millions. This killer mother has not yet been sentenced but I fail to see why the State should spend so much as one penny on her, and her worthless murdering associates, when they eventually emerge from captivity. Here is a mother who participated in the callous murder of her own baby – she is deserving of nothing but our revulsion.


By ATWadmin On November 21st, 2008 at 7:22 am

I see that the government is planning to spend almost £100m of tax-payers money providing nationwide sites for gypsies.

“Towns and villages across England are bracing themselves for ‘bombshell’ news on the location of hundreds of new and upgraded gipsy and traveller camps. Work on some of the proposed 7,500 extra pitches will get the go-ahead within weeks under a controversial £97million scheme. Targets imposed by the Government mean local authorities must provide a specified number of permanent sites with rubbish collection, running water, electricity and other services. In return travellers will have to pay rent and council tax.”


Why must the tax-payer have £100m taken off him and given to gypsies? I’ll tell you why; because this lousy government is not only fiscally reckless but also ideologically perverse and thinks it wise to reward those who do not pay tax by grabbing cash from those who do. This latest concession to the Romany caste is an outrage and an affront to the British tax-payer at a time of extreme economic crisis.  If gypsies want accommodation, let them save up and get a mortgage and buy a house. Why must the State provide it for them when it does not do so for the rest of us? Is it not reasonable to enquire why the double standard?


By ATWadmin On November 20th, 2008 at 8:09 am

So what do you make of the announcement by Home Secretary Jacqui Smith to make it an offence to pay for sex with a “controlled” woman, such as those with pimps, in brothels or who have been trafficked?

Kerb crawlers will also now be prosecuted for their first offence, and named in the local media. Men who have sex with a woman who they know was a victim of people smuggling could even face rape charges. The Home Office stopped short of an outright ban on paying for sex after admitting it would be “difficult to enforce” in the UK. But the review document did not rule out such a move in the future once attitudes of customers and the public have been “challenged”. Police will also be given new powers to shut brothels down for three months. Critics said the new law would only make the problem harder to control and said the Government would be better focused on stopping women being forced into the sex trade in the first place.

I agree with the critics here. I feel sorry for those women who become prostitutes and I feel pity for those poor saps that use them. Smuggling young women into the UK to become prostitutes is indeed a dreadful crime but the way to stop it is to stop the smuggling! Criminalising everyone involved seems an odd way to deal with the problem since I believe it would be very hard to prove that a client knew that a prostitute had been trafficked. Also, is this law outlawing brothels? It’s all a sordid  business but I can’t help but feel that this legalistic approach is more ideologically driven than practical. What’s your view?