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By ATWadmin On November 2nd, 2006 at 9:01 pm

Here is one of MY favourite songs…and yes, I know it gets bad-mouthed by the "music experts" but I have a great fondness for the bleak lyric combined with the catchy tune.  The best bit is the last bit, the crescending chorus brings back memories of my teenage years!!!

Hot Water

By ATWadmin On November 2nd, 2006 at 5:59 pm

Notwithstanding DUP attempts to pull off a con-trick of Del Boy proportions, it seems a sizeable chunk of the party faithful (and not only those who are part of the Free Presbyterian movement) are distinctly upset at the idea of Paisley entertaining the idea of joint governance with a Provo heavy.  The website, Burning Bush has been awash with cries of ‘sell out!’ since the DUP disappointed all those who believed it would hold the line in the environment of prostituted principles.  I even have it on good authority that DUP members opposed to the St Andrews Agreement were denied the chance to ask questions to the panel at the recent gathering in East Belfast.

Some argue that the appeasement process has a script.  I say it has a palimpsest.  The original script used by Trimble back in 1998 may have been erased, but what you have in its place is an identical format describing identical machinations, albeit with different Unionist players.  I couldn’t care less about the religion of the power sharing participants (give me a loyal Catholic over a separatist Protestant every time).  What incenses me is that Paisley is about to submit his entire past life into a folder marked ‘Fraud’!  He resisted power sharing before; why is he sullying his principles now?  Sharing power with people dedicated to the constitutional abolition of Northern Ireland is as wrong with Martin McGuinness as it was with others back in the 1960s and the 1970s.

Whatever difficulties republicans have in selling the idea of PSNI loyalty to their grassroots is of no interest.  It does not detract from the terrorist past and present of the IRA, nor does it change what Sinn Fein voters are!  What we are concerned with here are not the problems associated with a terrorist party and a base of terrorist-approving low-lifes.  We (and the DUP in particular) should be more preoccupied with the concerns of decent people who suffered (and still suffer) as a consequence of what the Provisionals did.  Allowing them into government destroys the integrity of all who would contemplate such a scenario.

“…..It tolls for Thee!”

By ATWadmin On November 2nd, 2006 at 5:48 pm

We are told that the family of the Brazilian character who got shot by the police are expressing "shock and disbelief" that the police marksman was not only back on armed duty, but has shot and killed another suspect; this time during an arrest after an armed robbery

Well, the only message I’d like to pass along to this Metropolitan copper is one of congratulations for keeping his eye on the ball, doing his job, and making sure that the scumbag, whoever he was, won’t be doing anything illegal ever again! If this policeman felt that the only thing he was left with was firing his weapon, then that is how it should be! In the ‘good old days’, when the only thing that killers could look forward to was a six-foot drop, there was a certain deterrence in the simple truth that only intelligent fools carried a gun into a robbery, because they knew exactly what they were risking!

Good on the copper, and good on the Police!


By ATWadmin On November 2nd, 2006 at 4:48 pm

We are already one of the most overcrowded countries in the world.  Thanks to the open-door, ‘let any old rubbish that wants to come here settle and  grow wood’  policy of this Labour government, we now have a staggering 1,500 people arriving on our shores every damn day!!  Since this collective monstrosity assumed power nearly ten years ago, immigration has taken place on a scale never before seen.  Simultaneously, indigenous Britons, utterly sick and tired of having to contemplate a country ethnically changing beyond recognition in addition to the appalling weather, are departing in droves. 

Put in simple terms, at the rate of current migration, 10% of the total UK population could be altered in the space of a tad over 5 years.  For Lefties, who love to see the face of our cities littered with every creed and culture you could think of, the idea of the swift death of the UK of old must be a thought guaranteed to warm them through to their toes.  For the rest of us, who totally despise the fact that swathes of our country are now dominated by a mish-mash of different human backgrounds, who can scarcely stand each other let alone the indigenous population, the future is a frightening ethno-vista of ethnic saturation.

For me, this is not about colour, it is about alien culture.  As I’ve said before, you cannot pee in a glass of champagne and still expect it to taste of champagne.  A migratory oversubscription of any group of people will lead to the diminution of a host culture, values and way of life – be it in a swift manner by the stubborn refusal of minorities such as Muslims to integrate, or by the more gradual method of native values diluted by the sheer scale of others who choose to migrate in huge numbers.  A true Conservative opposition would pounce on the facts and pledge to do something about them.  Unfortunately, all three main parties pee in the same bottle of champagne when it comes to dealing with immigration.


By ATWadmin On November 2nd, 2006 at 4:41 pm

bannerkerry.jpgGud to cee that the US Soldiers serving their kountry in Iraq have nailed Senator Kerry – following his most recent military-bashing comments!

On This Day…

By ATWadmin On November 2nd, 2006 at 4:36 pm

1871 – British police begin their policy of a ‘rogues gallery’, taking photographs of convicted prisoners.

1917 – The UK issues the Balfour Declaration on the future of Palestine, which promotes the idea of a national Jewish homeland in the Middle East.

1950 – Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw, who penned classics such as Pygmalion and Saint Joan, dies at the age of 94.

1954 – The first radio episode of Hancock’ Half Hour is broadcast by the BBC.

1960 – In Britain, Penguin publishers are cleared of obscenity for printing the D.H.Lawrence novel ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’.

1964 – The first episode of Crossroads in broadcast on ITV.

A vote for ‘The Other’

By ATWadmin On November 2nd, 2006 at 1:49 pm

Had enough of the main political parties? What I see is pretty pathetic! New Labour has lost all it’s shiny new gloss; is corrupt, truly socialist and dictatorial! Tories are just plain useless! Lib-Dems still with dreams of power; unfortunately, the dreams are wet! They are facing up to, amongst other items, repaying stolen money! Want to see what else is on offer? As any seasoned reporter will do, you go trawling, and see what ends up in the information net! Another blogger has described a couple of the smaller parties as minnows; I’d rather see them as dark horses!

First we have U.K.I.P., which started life as a single-issue protest movement by the anti-Federalist League, has grown to a fully-fledged Party with wide ranging objectives. They haven’t yet made much impression at Westminster, but have a tiny but solid block of ten M.E.P.’s at Brussels. They used to be twelve, but kicked Robert Kilroy-Silk out, and another left of his own volition! The Leader is named Nigel Farage, M.E.P., voted in this year, who was quoted as saying " "Persistent re-offenders should serve longer prison terms and if that means building more prisons, then so be it". Their Party website covers some but not all of the main sectors of political life, but without a big name or a political ‘push’ which might grip the voters, I feel is destined to remain both a Party of Protest at by-elections, and also somewhat overshadowed by the next contender.

The British National Party, successor to the National Front and other allied organisations, rests in the rather canny hands of Nick Griffin, who is just about to face a re-trial on Race-hate charges after a ‘hung’ jury trial on similar charges some months ago! A well-educated, well-spoken and supremely confident man, this leader of the ‘Fascists’ as they are so often called, has revived the fortunes of this cabal, put them on the front pages of newspapers time and time again, pulled senior Labour political figures into a hectic defence of both Council and Parliamentary seats. They really do fear this man, because he is devastating when gripping a microphone, and in these days of a growing protest against the multi-culture ethos so beloved of NuLabour, is speaking the words which many wish to hear. The problem with the B.N.P. unfortunately is that their whole attitude to the ‘Race’ question is akin to the old apartheid’ system in South Africa; a sort of ‘separate but equal’ but ‘we’ll pay you to go home if you wish!’. Unfortunately, one hell of a lot of moslems were now born in Britain, so the question must be asked of the B.N.P. what their attitude is towards these dusky Britons? One item which did raise a whole heap of eyebrows was the reaction to the BNP Election Broadcast entitled ‘Corporal Fox’, which swamped the server on which the website is hosted! I watched it, along with the other political broadcasts, and it beat them all hands down.

We now come to my own particular favourite ‘The Monster Raving Loony Party’! What more can be said about this band of true eccentrics than that they live as they read, and if elected, will go further! For sheer manic fun, there are few things better than to graze through such gems as "We will issue a 99p coin to save on change." and "The Official Monster Raving Loony Party will not join the single European currency. We will invite all Europeans countries to JOIN THE POUND." Simply marvellous; but behind the tomfoolery, there were certain statements made, especially by it’s founder, the late Screaming Lord Sutch, such as:- Demanding to know why there was only one Monopolies Commission, advocating subsidized heated lavatory seats for the aged; lowering the voting age from 21 to 18; legalized commercial radio and all-day pub openings. All but one of these have since become realities. With inspired policies such as "All future Deputy Prime Ministers will be required to be fluent in at least one language to encourage the education system." and "Traffic wardens will be re-named Dick Turpin because, let’s face it, it’s daylight robbery." and the truly classic "All people that think that they have a right to roam will need permission from the Pope.", they ought to be elected in a landslide!


By ATWadmin On November 2nd, 2006 at 12:10 pm

OK – I’m still sorting out techi issues at this end and one thing that I have discovered is that up to 50 people can become members of the ATW registered commentators group. If you email me your email address, I will in send you an invitation to join up. This means means you will be able to amend your own posts etc if you make a typo, and I guess it makes you part of the central tangled web.

If you would like to register, email me today- first 50 places ….going going……


By ATWadmin On November 2nd, 2006 at 10:06 am

Relieved.Well, we survived day one of the site changeover – hope the trauma wasn’t too bad for you. It was HECTIC at this end, as I expected, with several things not quite right.

I wanted to THANK everybody who made helpful suggestions and I have tried to implement some of these immediately.

For a start, I have increased the font size on all my posts – hope this makes it easier for you to read.

Second, I have now made it possible for everyone to post a comment straightaway and for it to appear without moderation. Sorry for the problem encountered there yesterday, I didn’t realise that moderation had been enabled!

Third, registration is not required. Yet. So relax about that.

Finally, hope you approve of the changes. Nothing is perfect and Squarespace will take some getting used to but it is clean, it is spacey, and I think after a while we will think we’ve always been here!

Thanks for your patience folks!


By ATWadmin On November 2nd, 2006 at 9:35 am

Did you see that pathetic sight of Northern Ireland politicians trooping into Downing Street yesterday for "talks" with Gordon Brown – the wannabe PM in waiting – as  to what scale of financial package they could wring out of him in exchange for their complicity in bringing about a devolved administration in Ulster? As if they has ANY chance of gaining major economic concessions from dear Prudence! It shows how puffed up with self-importance this crew really is.

Brown made predictable noises about a …GASP …£50BN financial package over10 years. Most of the money is linked to the public sector (gotta feed the natives, eh?) and Brown was careful not to point out how much would have been invested anyway. The DUP’s  key request for a lower corporation tax rate for NI was booted into touch by Brown, unsurprisingly.

Once upon a time, 30 pieces of silver was the going rate for betrayal – now, thanks to inflation, it is £50bn.

I trust Dr. Paisley re-reads the relevant passages from the Bible before proceeding with this folly.