Friday, December 27, 2013

New Year Resolution #1-The European Union Elections

It's that time of year when we start thinking about changing our ways as we leave the old year behind us. So here's my starter.

I was at a meeting a few years ago when Enoch Powell was asked how he thought people should vote in the upcoming EU elections, it was some time in the late '80s. His reply was: "I wouldn't soil my hands on a European ballot paper".

So my first resolution for 2014 is to boycott the European Union elections. Voting gives it some element of legitimacy and is a form of collaboration.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Police State Tightening Its Grip!

Golly! You can't show that.
It is now deemed racist to even discuss the gollywog that used to adorn the Robertson's jam label. Discuss it and you could find yourself dragged up before the Gestapo and shot. See this link for the full story.

Surely the people of this country must soon find the bottle to rise up against this crap. Let's hope for a popular uprising in the not too distant. Maybe if the powers that be took soap operas off our tellies it would get people rioting. Then again...

Friday, December 13, 2013

Worst GP Practices Named by Care Quality Commission

And they are:

Dr Harira Syed. Nye Bevan House, Rochdale, Greater Manchester.

Dr Michael John Florin. Norris Road Surgery, Sale, Greater Manchester.

Dr David Ian Andrew Smith, Dr. Yvonne Eleanor Mary Owen. The Wolds Practice, Tetford, Lincs.

Kingshurst Medical Practice, Birmingham.

Dr Arup Kumar RANA, Dr Nnaemeka Uchendu NJOKU. Northfield Surgery, Doncaster.

Dr Satish Patel, Newtown, Reading.

Dr Anantt Ramanlal Dayah, Dr Vandana Mannan. Long Street Surgery, Wigston, Leicestershire.

Dr Amar Hussain, Dr Mike Borowicz, Dr Penelope Miller,Dr Bernadine Sharma, Dr Susan Grant, Dr Sohrab Panday, Dr Richard Trounce. 63 Lincoln Road Surgery, Peterborough.

Dr Sheraz Hassan,Dr Graham David Butchart. King Street Surgery in Burton-on-Trent. 

They have been told to improve or be closed.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Updated-The Stop UKIP Tour at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

The other night my beloved came into the marital dorm mumbling something about UKIP and the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester. I immediately thought the casting director must have been looking for Bertie Wooster and Nigel Farage had weedled his way into the auditions and landed the role. But no, it's a political satire called the 'Stop UKIP Tour'.

Now I'm no fan of UKIP, despite being desperate for the UK to leave the European Union. I think their MEPs have gone native, that they lack any credible policies, other than leaving the EU, and that Nigel Farage is an utter charlatan and one of the greatest egotists it has been my misfortune to know or even meet. But for a theatre that I love to be putting on a blatantly party political pile of drivel such as this in the run up to elections, albeit the phoney EU elections which I am boycotting anyway, I am saddened and appalled.

The following is taken from the Royal exchange website and is the reason I am labelling the show a party political pile of drivel:

Ahead of 2014’s European Elections, join Jonny & The Baptists to take on Nigel Farage’s ‘fruitcakes, loonies and closet racists’ – and help stop UKIP forever. 

I spent some years involved with UKIP and know that the party is not racist. Attack UKIP if you want, but base it on reality, bandying the word 'racist' around is baseless and intellectually idle. Like the word 'fascist' the left have ensured that the word 'racist' is virtually meaningless, both being used as baseless smears. Like any political party it has more than its fair share of 'fruitcakes' and 'loonies'. But have you met your average Labour or Tory activist? Even worse any Green or Lib Dem activists? Now they really are off the scale in battiness.

If you're wondering who is performing this work of satirical genius then it's Jonny and the Baptists, here are the details:

From the stars of Radio 4’s The Now Show, Infinite Monkey Cage and Sketchorama, Jonny Donahoe and Paddy Gerver's 2013 show was nominated for the New Act of the Year, Musical Comedy Award & Amused Moose Edinburgh Award.

Oh dear, that's not good is it? White middle class pinko liberals it would appear who probably regard anybody to the left of Tony Benn as a raging fascist and would likely attack a group calling themselves 'Mohamed and the Mullahs' as racist. But they're happy to use the name Jonny and the Baptists. Typical politically correct hypocrisy.

I don't care what a pair of satirical comedians get up to, it's their business. What appals me is that the Royal Exchange Theatre is putting on such a blatantly party political piece. While I would never dream of trying to have anything banned, I may have to consider withdrawing my support for the Royal Exchange Theatre.

*In the last day or two the Royal Exchange have changed the heading of this event on their 'What's On' page from 'The Stop UKIP Tour' to 'Jonny and the Baptists'. They have also added the following:

Jonny & the Baptists: The Stop UKIP tour is a musical comedy show centred on the European Elections in May 2014. Jonny & the Baptists aim to engage and amuse audiences with a range of topics, as they have done to national acclaim for several years. The show offers a satirical take on UKIP policies, while encouraging people towards voter engagement rather than apathy, whatever their views. One of the best things about the UK's creative industries is the breadth of ideas available to audiences at theatres, cinemas and galleries every day, and the show hopes to further encourage that conversation.

They also seem to have removed the comments section on their website, probably because of the adverse comments the show was attracting.

Monday, December 09, 2013

I Don't Understand

I understand political correctness, it is a sick way for the left to destroy our culture and heritage so that they can gradually take power rather than getting involved in revolution. I don't understand why people fall for it and end up loathing their heritage, culture, race and nationality. Political correctness leads to chronic self-loathing.

Just as an example take a look at the attitude of people towards Britons living abroad. They are mercilessly slagged off by the politically correct for living in British enclaves, flying the Union Flag and toasting the Queen with G&Ts at 6-00pm. They are mercilessly slagged off for not assimilating into the local culture.

Then look at the attitude of the politically correct to immigrants in this country. It's great that they preserve their own culture and heritage and it adds to the richness of life in this country to see whole swathes of our cities resembling foreign parts. Don't expect them to learn our language, we'll print leaflets and street signs in their own language. Hypocrisy?

What I really don't understand at the moment is the Pavlovian response to Nelson Mandela's death. Yes it's sad that somebody has died, but the North Korean style public outpouring of grief leaves me baffled. What exactly did Mandela do?

For starters he led the terrorist wing of the ANC. While he doesn't appear to have planted bombs himself he certainly gave the go ahead for others to do so. Does that make him a terrorist or a freedom fighter? Well, in my view quite clearly a terrorist as innocent people died as a consequence. Freedom fighters fight the state and its enforcers not innocent people. For that he went to prison.

He was released when the South African government realised that apartheid had to go. FW de Klerk released Mandela from prison but seems to receive no credit for that from anybody, especially the politically correct.

Mandela then went on to become president. Although he didn't turn the country into a typical African basket case, he certainly left it in a worse state economically and socially than it had been. The biggest positive was the lack of bloodletting against their previous oppressors by the black majority.

So what I don't understand is the frenzied hero worshipping of him. What exactly did he do that warrants his almost mythical status in the eyes of so many. In my view people have just been brainwashed and when asked what he actually did that warrants the hysteria they can't answer. The man who should be credited with ending apartheid is FW de Klerk. But he never will be.

I don't understand.