Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Daily Mail and Paperchase

This week the Daily Mail has been in the news after dodgy stationery firm Paperchase apologised for advertising in Britain's second biggest selling daily newspaper. I don't remember having ever shopped in Paperchase but I certainly will never step foot in the place now. Their grovelling apology came after being attacked by a shady left-wing hate campaign calling themselves 'Stop Funding Hate', yes ironic isn't it?

Of course the retards of the left, such as Owen Jones who calls himself a journalist and writes in The Guardian, are lauding this attack on freedom and freedom of speech as a victory. Be very careful Jones, you might be the one somebody tries to gag next.

For years and years The Guardian has been the mouthpiece of the patronising liberal left, often known as the 'metropolitan elite'. It espouses hatred in every issue for things that are cherished in Britain. It calls patriots fascists. Anybody who believes in controlling immigration a racist. Anybody who questions gay marriage homophobic. Anybody who questions changing sex transphobic. Anybody who questions Islam is Islamphobic/racist. I could go on but I'm sure you catch my drift.

Now I have had a theory for some time which I would like to share. The left became weary of the accusation of being 'Guardian readers' in a sneering way so looked around. They found the Daily Mail and began attacking the Mail and its readers in the way that The Guardian and its readers have been attacked. After all the Mail openly discusses the things that The Guardian attacks people for merely questioning. We can't possibly debate the current PC orthodoxy can we? That makes you a fascist  and the newspaper you read a mouthpiece for fascism in the closed minds of the liberal left.

Then their fallback position is to scream that the Daily Mail supported fascist leader Oswald Mosley and his blackshirts. True, Viscount Rothermere wrote in the Mail about his support for the Blackshirts in 1934 as he did in the Daily Mirror too. By 1935 Rothermere had withdrawn his support for Moseley and that was that. Now, my Maths isn't brilliant but by my reckoning that brief flirtation was over 83 years ago. The Mirror and its sister paper the Sunday Pictorial continued promoting Mosley's Blackshirts for years after the Mail dropped them.

Many newspapers at the time were much more supportive of fascism than the Mail, such as the Times, but they are not reviled for a brief flirtation in the 1930s that was far more enthusiastic and lasted much longer than the Mail's did. A cursory look back at the 1930s will expose many figures in the establishment being sympathetic to the Nazi regime in Germany or at least enthusiastically pushing appeasement. But life moves on, unless you're a leftard who wants to stoke your artificial hatred of the Daily Mail.

So who are 'Stop Funding Hate'? In a nutshell they are a bunch of left-wing hate mongers who want to stop the rest of us reading anything they may not want to read or don't agree with themselves. They want to force big business, which they loathe anyway, to boycott newspapers of which they disapprove by stopping advertising with them until said newspapers change their editorial line to one that they approve of. It's known generally as censorship. It's also known as attacking freedom of speech.

'Stop Funding Hate' want to control what you can read. They are fascists, not the Daily Mail.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Mugabe, Maduro and Corbyn.

So it looks like Marxist Mugabe is finally on his way out.  Zimbabwe gained independence in 1980 then within a few years became a despotic basket case while the leader was allowed to carry on plundering the nation's wealth and racially cleansing the population with impunity while the world looked on.

Meanwhile over in Latin America Venezuela is slipping further into the economic and political nightmare that is socialism. Another wealthy country that was hijacked by the Marxist thugs of Hugo Chavez and his successor Maduro. Just when you think Venezuela can't get any worse the Marxists prove you wrong. How long before Maduro is overthrown in Venezuela? It doesn't look like it will be through the ballot box judging by his reaction to his party's crushing electoral defeat in 2015. He ignored it and just carried on. But it will happen.

The EU, and its Remoaner puppets in the UK, are desperately trying to scupper Brexit. They fear that when Britain leaves the domino effect will kick in leading to the death of the EU as it exists today. The EU are not known for their skill when negotiating but suddenly the Remoaners claim it is our government that is incompetent and of course the opposition happily peddle this line. I'm not too happy with the government's handling of Brexit but it seems to me that all the EU want to do is screw us for as much money as they can, smear and threaten us and hope that by humiliating and screwing us it will put other countries off trying to gain independence. Well it won't work even with the anti-democratic Remoaners in parliament doing their best to scupper Brexit, it will happen.

So now there is talk of our government being in disarray and Comedy Corbyn's outfit being a "government in waiting". Wrong, not quite on both counts but wrong all the same. The government is in a state of disarray but nowhere near the scale of John Major's disastrous shambles that I can't even bring myself to call a government from 1992 to 1997. Theresa May had a majority but called an election this year and blew it. She blew it because she isn't actually a very smart or charismatic politician so we are now stuck with a fragile cobbled together government that lacks the stability of even the coalition we had from 2010 to 2015, with a leader who is lacking in conviction, belief and discipline. But the alternative is worse. In 1997 Major was up against Blair, this government is up against Corbyn, a huge, huge difference.

Corbyn over the years has been an admirer of Mugabe and has championed Venezuela, first under Chavez and latterly Maduro. He was always Eurosceptic but now nobody knows what his party thinks about Brexit. It seems more and more that you can just keep asking Labour politicians what their position is on Brexit until you find one that gives you the answer you want. Corbyn is a student politician who is more interested in gestures and rabble rousing than putting forward grown up solutions to the problems facing this country in 2017. He should be running the students union in a Tom Sharpe novel which is why, since being elected in 1983, he hasn't even been trusted by Labour to be the most junior bag carrier. By contrast Blair, love him or loathe him, wanted power and knew how to get it.

People aren't stupid, deep down they know what Corbyn and his thugs in Momentum stand for and they don't like it, they don't want us to be the next Zimbabwe or Venezuela. I've been quite soft on this government today but most of us look at the state of affairs and can only wonder that the best Labour can scrape is a 3% lead in the polls, some polls even putting the two parties neck and neck. May still beats Corbyn in the polls when people are asked which of the two would make the best PM.

By contrast I remember the polls before the 1997 election with Labour's lead in the twenties and even the thirties over the Conservatives. If Corbyn had been Labour leader in the 1990s, I suspect the polls would have been similar to the polls today and we may have avoided the catastrophic thirteen years of immoral and dishonest governments we suffered until 2010.

If Labour had a half competent leader I would be very worried, but they haven't. By the time of the next election Brexit should be behind us and with a half competent leader the Tories should see off Labour quite comfortably.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Today is 6th October 1959

Today is 6th October 1959 because I woke up this morning and felt that I identified as a new born baby. So sorry Mum, you've just been through that long and painful labour I put you through all those years ago all over again. Let's face it everything associated with labour is long and painful. OK that was a corny old attempt at political humour, but give me a break, I am only a few hours old.

Something must have triggered this identifying as a newborn. Maybe it was that poor old Maths teacher who is being disciplined for referring to a girl in his class as a girl. She's decided to identify as a lad you see but the school, rather than telling the girl she's actually Harriet rather than Harry and to stop being silly, suspended the teacher for saying "well done girls" to a group of girls not remembering or caring that Harriet wanted to be Harry that day.

Then again, it may have been triggered by the Church of England deciding that we should respect lads who turn up to school wearing tutus and tiaras. They also urge us to respect whichever gender people identify with. So if 20 stone trucker Shawn decides to pull on a wig, a little black number and a pair of stilletoes remember to call him Sian, otherwise you might be in the shit with the Archbishop. Maybe it has something to do with the C of E's Chief Education Officer being called Nigel Genders. Or is it Nigella today? Not sure.

Then there are the ones who go the whole hog and have their bits lopped off so that they believe that they are actually women. Well sorry but I think the record number of people seeking reversal after sex changes suggests it is a huge mistake and shouldn't really be encouraged. Which leads me very nicely to:

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A Libertarian Quote

“Libertarianism holds that the only proper role of violence is to defend person and property against violence, that any use of violence that goes beyond such just defense is itself aggressive, unjust, and criminal”  

Murray N. Rothbard

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year

The Brexit vote has made 2016 one of my happiest years ever, my pleasure only heightened at the sight of the Remainiacs and snowflakes yarling and stamping their feet and generally behaving like the spoilt brat losers they are and always will be.

2017 should see the process of extricating ourselves from the authoritarian, economic basket case that is the European Union formally begin, but we need to remain vigilant. The EU has history when it comes to overturning democratic decisions they dislike and, as each day passes, I lose a little more faith in Theresa May's sincerity and ability. We shall see.

So I wish you all a peaceful, happy and prosperous New Year. One of my New Year's resolutions is to blog much more regularly in 2017, for good or ill, so that's it for 2016.

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Brexit-A Couple of Questions

Question 1: What is the significance of the following figures?

A) 39.5

B) 51.9

Answer: A is the average percentage vote garnered by the winning parties at UK general elections from 1987 to 2015. The highest being 43.2% in 1997, the lowest 35.2% in 2005.

While B (51.9%) is the percentage who voted for Brexit on 23 June 2016.

Question 2: Which result led to a legal challenge?

Answer: B

And they think that's democratic.

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Orgreave and the Miners' Strike

You can tell the lunatics have taken over the Labour asylum, they're banging on about the bloody miners' strike again. You might remember that, back in 1984 when the miners, led by a bastard called Scargill, tried to bring down the democratically elected government. Yes, give or take a year or two it was over 30 years ago.

Contrary to the opinion of Comedy Corbyn and his ilk the miners were gullible fools being used by Scargill for his own megalomaniac purposes. A high proportion of those on strike or supporting the strikers were nothing but violent thugs who travelled miles as 'flying pickets' to terrify and intimidate other workers into supporting their strike. In Manchester at the time even those of us working in local government suffered threats and intimidation from those supporting the strikers.

Just recently the comedy comrades of the Labour Party have been whining about the events at Orgreave during the miners' strike. I won't bore you with the details but in a nutshell thousands of pickets turned up to close down the Orgreave coking plant in South Yorkshire. Having been overrun elsewhere by massed mobs of pickets the police were there in enough numbers to repel the mob during a long, hot day of serious violence.

The current Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, last week refused a public enquiry into the actions of the police at Orgreave, and quite right she was too. Labour MP Andy Burnham is milking the situation for his own ends, probably sucking up to the left before he runs for the post of mayor for Greater Manchester. He is stamping his feet and crying about the injustice of Amber Rudd's decision.

From 2007 until they were defeated in 2010 Burnham held various offices in the Labour government. He was elected as an MP in 2001. In 1997 Labour won the general election and were in government until we were liberated in 2010. It's odd that throughout those years successive Labour governments failed to hold a public enquiry into the events at Orgreave.

Why are they suddenly demanding a ludicrously expensive public enquiry into an event that has been well researched and documented over the last thirty years? The pickets were violent thugs and the police acted very robustly. Let it rest. But the Labour Party is now in the hands of vile lefties who are trying to recreate the hatred that fuelled their anti-democratic actions throughout the 1970s and 1980s, especially during the miners' strike. They didn't win then and they won't win now.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Remainiacs and Tantrums

Last year 36% of people elected a government in the UK and there were no calls for a second election. On Thursday 52% voted to leave the European Union and there were cries from a proportion of the losers for a second referendum. The Remainiacs are stamping their feet and throwing tantrums up and down the country. They have organised demos against the decision of the people that will no doubt end in attacks on the police and property.

The most disgusting of the Remainiac cry babies is David Lammy MP for Tottenham. He is urging parliament to ignore the referendum and carry on as usual, which is to ignore the electorate and treat us with utter contempt. He is now whining that there should never again be a referendum on any issue. No, we can't have the people having a say can we? Our masters know what's best, or so the likes of Lammy think.

Remainiacs have even been conned into supporting a petition calling for a second referendum set up by a group known for pulling stunts like this. The petition has been referred to parliament for investigation after it was alleged that hundreds of thousands of signatures have been faked and hundreds of thousands of the signatories were outside the UK but had been given UK postcodes. The stupidity of the government's petition system is that all that is needed to authenticate a signature is a UK postcode. To be honest anybody who saw the number of signatures growing by the hundreds of thousands by the hour should have smelt a rat. But the Remainiacs prove themselves time and again to be gullible and foolish.

Then there is the immorality of the Remain camp from day one in claiming that Remain was the only way to vote if you care for your children, grandchildren and young people generally. They organised a vile exercise that you would have expected in the USSR and told kids to see their grandparents and other older people and convince them to vote for Remain as it was the kids' future not the oldies' future that would be affected. There was an arrogant assumption that leaving would be bad, no convincing arguments, just moral blackmail. The sad thing is I know at least one 46 year old who fell for this con trick and voted Remain because that's how is kids said they would have voted if they were old enough. Interesting that only around 36% of under 25s got off their lazy arses to actually vote whereas 75% of over 55s did. Which group cares more about the future?

I was too young to vote in the 1975 referendum on the EEC but was studying for 'O' Levels in Government Economics and Commerce and Economic Principles amongst others. I argued at the time and tried to convince older friends and relatives to vote Out. At no point did I, or as I remember at the time the Out campaign, try to use moral blackmail by claiming that they should vote my way because it was my future not theirs. That would have been ugly and plain wrong not to say offensive. After the result to stay there were no cries for another referendum or tantrums and foot stamping from the Out campaign. We got on with it, carried on campaigning and on Thursday we had our day.

Throughout this campaign and in the aftermath the Remainiacs have been pretty nasty and unpleasant. Brexiteers have been accused of being xenophobic, racist, Little Englanders, idiots, semi-educated morons and worse. I was abused on the streets twice while campaigning but having fascist shouted at me doesn't tend to persuade me to change my position believe me. But I know of other people who have left, or are considering leaving social media, because of the abuse they've faced from Remainiacs, people who they thought were friends.

If the likes of Lammy and the Remainiacs even think they can ignore or overthrow the will of 17m people they really do not understand the anger and frustration behind our loathing of not just the EU but the political class and the establishment in the UK. They should be very careful as should the Conservative government if they try and water down Brexit in any way.

We have had our chance to speak and you ignore us at your peril.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Remain Campaign-Lies And Half Truths At Best

I had an amusing exchange on t'interweb with a not very bright Remainer yesterday who claimed that voting Leave would be 'a leap into the unknown'. She clearly has no idea of the world that exists outside the European Union and the fact that the EU is one of the most economically stagnant regions of the world. She then came back to claim that it was FACT that it would be a leap into the unknown. Clearly she is incapable of telling opinion from fact, take a good look at Greece's recent history and tell me whether they leapt into the unknown when they joined the Euro.

She then went on to say that she would rather be in the EU than stuck in the crappy little old UK. I wondered if by that she meant she would be emigrating and going to live in an other EU country that isn't so crappy. Maybe she should position herself and a gang of Remainers at airports and seaports and tell the 300,000 people a year coming here to go back, this is a crappy little old country not worth the trouble of entering. I think the fact that so many people are desperate to come to live here says that we are one of the most desirable countries in the world in which to live and we should stop running our country down.

During the same discussion another contributor claimed that the EU would protect us from far-right nationalists. The danger is actually from the growth of far-right nationalists within the EU, a development which has pretty much passed the UK by over the decades. Off the top of my head I could list:

Golden Dawn (Greece)
Freedom Party (Austria)
Alternative for Deutschland (Germany)
National Front (France)
Vlaams Belang (Belgium)
Sweden Democrats
Northern League (Italy)

The problem is that the Remainers make things up, then move onto another porkie when it is pointed out to them.

Workers' rights is another one. To say that workers' rights would go is a lie. The EU legislates a minimum of 20 days paid annual leave. UK legislation is for 5 weeks and 3 days which was in legislation 35 years before we joined the EU. The EU legislated for 14 weeks statutory maternity leave. In UK law it is 52 weeks and so it goes on. In a nutshell upon #Brexit the UK government would have the choice on what legislation to adopt, most of our workers' rights are already more generous than those the EU dictates so why should we be worse off? It doesn't make sense.

Our trade would suffer if we left the EU. Why? We have a massive trade deficit with the EU which reached a record £8.1bn last October. Thanks to our remaining outside the Eurozone we have much lower unemployment levels, especially youth unemployment, than all the other countries apart from Czech Republic and Germany. Our level is 5%, Czech Republic is 4.5% with Germany on 4.3%. Greece and Spain are both on over 20% and the EU average is 8.9%. Would these countries suddenly refuse to trade with us? Refuse to sell us cars, wine, cheese, fruit and vegetables and all manner of other goods? As we buy far more from them than they do from us who would be hurt most? Where would the further increase in unemployment bite?

The Remainers are circulating lists of huge financial organisations that support their cause. I hardly think that banking organisations and international financial bodies strike the average voter as being a reliable source of advice on voting in the referendum on Thursday. Take the IMF that has admitted getting the negative impact of the Euro on the EU completely wrong and whose chief is currently on trial for fraud and embezzlement. HM Treasury has proclaimed disaster if we #Brexit. Is this the same HM Treaasury and cried disaster if we left the ERM and then likewise if we didn't join the Euro? The same HM Treasury that failed to spot the looming banking crisis of 2007/08?

Don't get me onto the purely selfish "I've got a house in Spain/France/Portugal etc"  brigade. I know people who have property in other countries, the USA and Belize to name but two, last time I checked neither was a member of the EU. That's almost as puerile as wanting to adopt the Euro so you don't have to change money when you go abroad. I've even heard somebody declare for Remain because he studied for 6 months in Holland when a student and that would end. No it wouldn't. Students study all over the world not just within the European Union and that needn't end when we leave. I 've worked in Greece, before it was a member of the EU and Mexico, which is obviously not in the EU. Remainers increasingly sound like Little Europeaners wanting to build a wall around their little project to block out the big wide world. And they accuse Leavers of xenophobia/racism and being isolationist.

The truly idiotic in the Remain camp have claimed that the EU is more democratic. The European Parliament cannot initiate legislation. It can only debate and vote on proposals that come from the unelected European Commission. If they reject it then it goes back to the EC. If they then vote against a second time it goes through anyway. The European Parliament is a sham. You cannot vote out the European Commissioners, we voted out Labour in 2010, the Lib Dems in 2015 and could vote out the Tories in 2020 or earlier.

I have yet to hear a single convincing and truthful argument for Remain.

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

EU Referendum Campaign or National Lying Competition?

My position is clear, and has been since before we joined what is now the EU in 1973, I want out. I remember as a young teenager in 1975 listening to the lies of Ted Heath and others as millions of voters were blatantly conned into voting to stay in the EEC. But credit to Ted Heath, he was a little bit clever and many people didn't believe he was lying, which has since been proven beyond doubt.

Fast forward to 2016 and David Cameron and the Remain campaign. I can't  help but imagine Cameron and Co gathered in a sumptuous lounge in 10 Downing Street, claret in hand, giggling and smoking big fat cigars as they try to outdo each other in making outrageous claims of what will happen if we vote Leave on June 23rd. Unlike Ted Heath they are not trying to hide their lies and think we are so stupid we won't see them for the lies they are.

Off the top of my head here are some the insane claims of the Remainers:

Brexit would lead to World War III and genocide.
Brexit would lead to the loss of 1m jobs.
Brexit would lead to mass immigration.
Brexit would lead to poorer care for pregnant women.
Brexit would mean British workers losing employment rights.
Brexit would lead to an increase in terrorism in the UK.
Brexit is supported by the leaders of ISIS.

During the London mayoral election David Cameron stood up in the House of Commons and condemned Sadiq Khan as an extremist sympathiser who has shared a platform on numerous occasions with Islamic radicals and extremists. Last week he shared a platform with the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, as they launched the London Remain campaign. Cameron is a full blown hypocrite as well as an unapologetic liar.

If you are happy to be led, zombie like, by a group of cheats and liars then vote Remain because  our politicians in Westminster are novices compared to the politicians and bureaucrats in Brussels when it comes to lying and cheating. I saw it first hand myself when I worked for a UKIP MEP.

The EU is a stagnant economy with lower economic growth than any other continent. The EU has tariffs that block trade with developing countries and Commonwealth countries. The Eurozone is a disaster waiting to explode and when it does it will bring down the whole of the European Union. That is what will lead to the claims made above about Brexit by the Remainers.

June 23rd is a once in a lifetime opportunity to free ourselves from the shackles of a corrupt, authoritarian bureaucracy and to take a leap of freedom into the greater world of opportunity  that exists outside the EU.