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A) The EU WILL appoint Juncker if Merkel wants it.
TOWER HAMLETS (Andrew Gilligan)
Helal Rahman, a businessman and former Labour councillor in Spitalfields, says that “several hundred postal votes” in that one ward alone were cast on May 22 by people “who used to live here but have moved out to the suburbs. They rent their properties to eastern Europeans but keep their electoral registrations and convert their votes to postal,” he says. This is, of course, illegal.
Days before polling, the number registered for postal votes in one large council block doubled. Seventy-seven per cent of those votes were cast.
Residents and their families told The Telegraph that Mr Robbani’s supporters blitzed the building, signing them up for postal votes, then returned a few days later to collect the blank ballot papers. Mr Robbani has repeatedly refused to deny it. If you wanted to vote in person on May 22, things were often a little more difficult. Large groups of Rahman supporters picketed polling stations, remonstrating with some voters who refused to take Rahman leaflets. The council has received 20 complaints of voter intimidation.
“The congestion charge in London will rise by £1.50 next month in order to remain an effective deterrent for motorists.” (Wonderful news for the rich Arabs; fewer riff-raff on the roads to get in the way of their Ferraris, Maseratis and Rollses …..)
“Qatar issues its warnings on dress to WC.” (Will warnings about homosexuals follow? Which morons gave the WC to Qatar? Oh, I remember: the ones who got a vast bung.)
“Mother of two fighting for life after being thrown from horse when gang of stone-throwing yobs ambushed her on quiet country ride.” (Better give them an ASBO, but don’t be too hard on their “human rights”)
“Carney tears into bankers for spreading inequality: Bank of England governor turns his fire on City greed and calls for more to be done about scandal-hit financial markets.” (This is the bloke who gets a FIVE THOUSAND QUID PER WEEK HOUSING ALLOWANCE on top of his half a million quid salary.)
“‘Property price rises will cause the middle classes to disappear within 30 years, leaving only a “wealthy elite and sprawling proletariat’, government adviser says.” (No worries Eric; you’ll be OK, as will most of the other socialists on this site and of course in Primrose Hill)
“Husband of Meriam Ibrahim, the Sudanese woman sentenced to death for apostasy, reveals his joy over newborn daughter – and horror to learn his wife gave birth with legs shackled.” (Another great Islamic achievement)
“Criminals released from jail after serving short sentences go on to commit a total of more than 1,600 crimes a week including the equivalent of 10 burglaries every day, according to official new figures.” (Thanks for that, masters of our “justice” department)
CLEGG? “Vince Cable accused of ‘treachery’ for failing to stop harmful polls”
Now, is one’s loyalty first to one’s LEADER or to one’s PARTY? Alternatively, is an MP’s duty first to his CONSTITUENTS, his PARTY or his COUNTRY? Stupid question, really …… nobody puts the the former or the latter first these days. Any Lib-Dem putting his party first would ditch Clegg asap. This does not apparently include Paddy Ashdown et al. Brilliant.
And as far as I know, there is no suggestion that these polls by Oakeshott were in any way falsified, so essentially Clegg and his gang are complaining about the publication of the TRUTH. Not that anyone needed a poll to know that, which is that Clegg has led his party to disaster after disaster: tuition fees, no HOL reform, no constituency boundary reform, no PR and of course (as in fact none of the previous actually matters a damn; only winning elections is important) disastrous polls results.
I am minded of Kevin Keegan, who resigned as England manager saying that he was not up to the job. Kinda throws the totally out-of-touch and useless Clegg into relief. There is no point to the Lib-Dems. 80% should join the Labouring Party and the rest the Tories. Presumably all of them are in favour of the vast corruption, venality, quasi-fascism, thirst for Empire, bullying and destructiveness of the EU, so none will of course go to UKIP.
As for the latter, Farage is of course way off beam about handguns, but the problem is, HE SAYS WHAT HE THINKS and bugger the PR. Nobody in their right mind would advise him to adopt this handgun policy, but many in the public nevertheless admire someone who at least has real opinions. The rest only seem to be bothered about winning elections, for which purpose they will say and of course “pledge” anything whatsoever, no matter how delusional and/or full of lies it is. Once they win of course, their only aim is to win the next one.
And it is fascinating about leaders. You can be an execrable human being, snarling, vicious, ruthless, uncaring and so on, but if you win elections, YOU ARE A HERO. Conversely, the nicest, most caring, reasonable and wise leader is deemed to be ABSOLUTELY USELESS if he loses elections. WINNING IS ALL THAT COUNTS, no matter how nasty the leader or how useless his or her ideas and person. That’s why they supported Blair for so so long, even though he was extremely useless and nasty, though with a superficial glibness and vast spin machine that disguised this cleverly for well over a decade. Gordon Brown was always nasty and useless and never disguised it at all, yet the Labouring Party STILL anointed him unopposed! HILARIOUS indeed.
Clegg will huff and puff for a bit and stagger on, but with him as leader the Lib-Dems are toast, and the grassroots know it. He will have to go.
France is a fascinating case. Hollande bleats about “growth and jobs” while unemployment in France continues to increase. Many in Brussels seem to think it’s business as usual, but they forget the French plebs; there is only so far you can push them with this socialist lunacy. And it is not just the socialist party: ALL the French establishment have gone along for decades with high taxes, vast state, bureaucracy and failure to free up paperwork for entrepreneurs. THEY ARE ALL GUILTY, which is why so many vote for Le Pen; NOBODY ELSE is going to change ANYTHING. Just like in the UK. There is no discernable difference either between Labour and Tories, so voting UKIP is the ONLY chance of getting a change, especially from the truly dreadful EU. See Ambrose Evans-Pritchard
Finally, some wise words from David Richards: “Anyone who has studied war, and better still had some experience of it as well, will vouchsafe the need to avoid it in the first place. But history is clear: there will sometimes be no alternative to standing up for oneself, for one’s friends or for what is right. Too many people, the intelligentsia to the fore, are in denial of this inevitability. To explain weakness and cover fragility, forcing them shamefully to talk big but act small, so-called statesmen will repeat the mantra that there is no military solution to a given crisis. That this is errant rubbish is self-servingly ignored.”
Which reminds me; how many barrels of chlorine gas have been dropped on innocent people today in Syria, which could have been prevented by the combined free world with a single airstrike. Still, these are only Arabs in another country; what has it got to do with us?
As I have said, it is all about balance and judgement ….
“Business leaders say politicians must act ‘to deliver reform of EU’.”
“EU crisis talks after populist parties claim big victories.”
“The work of changing Europe must start now.”
Amazing. Rather than treat an argument on its merits, using reason, logic and experience, our “leaders” attribute a value to it based purely on the votes of the “swivel-eyed loons” of UKIP.
Yesterday, none of the dinosaur parties or business leaders thought the EU was worth bothering about – if it is a bloated, corrupt and destructive oganisation, well so what? Let the gravy train roll on; we can alway decamp there and become millionaires if the public reject us (see Kinnock, Mandelscum et al)
Suddenly, thanks to one man actually connecting with real people, it is now PC to demand “renegociation” and “changes” … which of course will ONLY happen if Germany agrees OR if France blows up, as it threatens to do, finally cracking under the weight of “socialist” lunacy.
Isn’t democracy wonderful?
And BY CHRIST how the dinosaur parties HATE it when the plebs actually USE democracy to force changes which are bleedin’-obviously essential and which should have been the preoccupation of our LEADERS. Aren’t leaders supposed to LEAD rather than FOLLOW?
UKIP even got a seat in Scotland! So we managed to put out of joint the noses not only of the dinosaurs in England (I include Clegg, even though he is more analagous to an toad) but also that of Mr Salmond. And UKIP won votes across the whole width and length of the UK, except Londonistan of course.
As I may have said before, I really detest the use of the word “populist”. It is unbelievably smug and elitist, but of course that is no more than one would expct not only from the dinosaurs but also many media commentators, including professional journalists wwo should know better. MILLIONS OF PEOPLE are fed up with teh dismissive arrogance of the major parties, and it showed in the vote for the European Parliament. Yet these millions are sneeringly dismissed by the political elite as “populist” voters.
If 56% of the people vote “No” to a PC project such as foxhunting, is THAT “populist”? Or is a vote only “populist” when it is AGAINST a PC project of the dinosaur unintelligentsia establishment? THESE are the questions of language and logic that kids should study in school so as not to be duped by the cynical bastards trying to manipulate people’s minds.
What an execrable campaign the dinosaurs led! I TOLD you Michael, didn’t I? Now EVEN MANY LABOURING PARTY SUPPORTERS apparently AGREE with me. “Milliband led a very unprofessional campaign.” Not only unprofessional, but childish, shallow, insubstantial pathetic and ridiculous. Eric didn’t agree of course, which was in fact a great comfort to me. I would start wondering if I had lost my reason should Eric ever agree with me.
I hope Helmer wins in Newark to keep the momentum going. The establishment scum will no doubt continue to try to drag the debate down to “racism”, so let’s hope the smelly, brainless and populist mob have finally seen through this Goebbelsesque ploy. Will Brown and his shoddy bunch of misfit remnants in the HOC FINALLY agree that Mrs Duffy is NOT a bigot? Just someone fed up with seeing her town invaded and colonized by foreigners WITHOUT HER CONSENT.
What’s going on in Tower Hamletstan? Not exactly very “British” is it. “Neo-British” perhaps. As Norman Tebbit said today:
“I do not share the suprise of many that London seemed to have resisted a big swing to Farage. No doubt Boris was a factor in that, but even more it just underlines that London is hardly a British, let alone English city. A day’s shopping, a ride on the Underground, a visit to a hospital or a school will emphasise that.”
Your starter for 10. In saying the above, is Norman:
C) merely stating the bleedin’ obvious
(You may select more than one letter. Of course, stating the bleedin’ obvious may be (depending on the subject) considered by the leftist, PC unintelligentsia brigade as “racist” and “xenophobic” ANYWAY (which reminds us somewhat of the Stalinist show trials of the 1930s), so on that basis you can choose all three answers ….)
To put it another way, stating the bleedin’ obvious is very often in itself not PC. For example, claiming that anyone sending their kid hungry to school because of some weird religious dogma is not fit to be a parent – or even human (certainly no animal would behave in such a lunatic manner) – is certainly not PC, yet it remains TRUE.
FOOTNOTE: (from a blogger – sometimes the smelly mob comes up with home truths – AND BY GOD NO WONDER THE ESTABLISHMENT HATE THEM FOR IT!
“…. we learn that those leaving the EU parliament – or rather being kicked out by the people are to receive a golden goodbye amounting to £39,000 – and of course will receive a generous pension for their time as a rubber stamp for the unelected elite. The only way the EU survives is by bribery on a massive scale, with generous pay perks and pensions, with 10,000 officials taking home more than our PM is paid (£142,000),on which they pay only 13.4% tax.
FOOTNOTE TWO: Another blogger … but brilliant:
“All we get from the EU is waste, corruption, lies and destruction of nations. Finance, trade and economics are just a side issue to the EU; its only objective is to create a United States of Europe and to these extremists the end justifies the means. We are wise to these lies now, we know what the EU is all about, destroying 28 nations with no democratic mandate and creating a totalitarian superstate.
- They say we will lose three million jobs if we exit, a lie condemned by the author of the Report this figure was taken from as propaganda worthy of Goebbels.
- They say all car manufacturers will leave but omit to say that 70% of UK car production is for UK and non EU consumption and fail to mention the extent to which the German car industry relies on the UK market.
- They bang on about the single market but never tell us that there is zero single market in services , 70% of the EU economy.
- They talk about the importance of trade with the EU but never tell us that uk/eu trade is declining, that EU growth is anaemic and a decreasing part of the global economy and we have a huge balance of payments deficit with the EU but a surplus with the rest of the world.
- They talk about the single market but never tell us EU agricultural protectionism costs us £12 billion a year.
- They say how we benefit from open borders but fail to mention the costs in jobs, housing, state services to the UK as a dumping ground for millions of EU economic refugees, 200,000 Roma here already, 200,000 Bulgarians and Romanians, never refused work permits.
- Then of course they never mention the budget contributions, the tax laws where we cannot tax multinationals in the country they earn income, the loss of our judicial independence to the ECHR which the EU will accede to, the desire of the EU to control national MSM, the gross corruption in the EU, the theft of national sovereignty, the loss of our fishing grounds, the imposition of laws which cost us tens of billions a year.
Britain is better off out.”
You’re right. Your views WERE only yesterday a combination of: little-Englander ramblings, swivel-eyed. racist, xenophobic and downright irritating. Today they are suddenly almost PC, sensible, clear, logical and truthful
WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DAY MAKES!
Bad enough that the EU mafia and its zealots in the national political establishment treats democracy with utter contempt:
… the EU establishment making Ireland vote again when it voted the “wrong” way
… the French elite ignoring their referendum and passing the Lisbon Treaty ANYWAY through parliament
… the EU/Franco-German Axis forcing out the democratically-elected PM of Greece for daring to suggest a referendum on the the euro for his people and replacing him with an ex ECB/EU/GS apparatchik like some Nazi Gauleiter in 1938
… the EU zealots pushing their agenda for a United States of Europe which NOT ONE SINGLE EUROPEAN CITIZEN HAS EVER VOTED FOR
… the launching of the euro KNOWING it would fai,l but believing that the failure would FORCE European nations to federate (see here: http://www.nemo-insula.net/public/EU/cases/eurocon.htm – Nobody can say they have actually HIDDEN their agenda.)
No, all this is the quasi-fascism we have come to expect from the EU but this contempt for democracy is now spreading into our OWN country:
10,000 postal votes for Labour in this last bye-election in Wythenshaw. TEN THOUSAND people who “can’t get to the polls”? What sort of banana republic is this?
It is well-known that in “Muslim areas” heads of households routinely fill in everyone’s ballot card for them and post them off.
The “secrecy” of a ballot is totally insecure with postal voting; there is no doubt whatsoever that many women in “ethnic areas” have their votes decided by men.
It is staggering that this is allowed. Labour of course, greatly enhanced postal voting KNOWING it would massively help them.
Added to this is the boundaries inconsistency, which massively favours Labour. This is from “The Daily Telegraph”:
“The geography and the electoral map are against the Tories: they need a 10-point lead on polling day to get an overall majority of one seat”. He cites research from YouGov pollster Peter Kellner showing that if Labour and the Tories were to gain an equal share of the vote at the next election, Labour would get 80 more seats.”
The Labour Party would NEVER be elected without Scotland, so in effect the English have their government decided by the Labour-voting benefits-lumpenmass in Scotland.
And the “(West-)Lothian Question” has not been solutioned, just ignored. As it is difficult to solve without their losing votes and power, Labour in particular hope it will just go away – people get bored with stuff so quickly – but it won’t, and English are feeling increasingly angry. And on a point of information, if the SCOTS can vote on whether to be independent why can’t the English do the same? Or indeed whether we want the SCOTS to be independent?
THE FPTP VOTING SYSTEM
This NEVER returns a HOC which is representative of the people. MILLIONS OF CITIZENS are NEVER represented in parliament. This is a quite extraordinarily undemocratic state of affairs. YES, there are some practical advantages of FPTP and YES, PR can be a pain, but the current system is UNDEMOCRATIC.
1951: Labour had the most votes, yet Conservatives had a majority of 15 in HOC seats.
1974: Conservatives have most votes but Labour was given the right to form a government because they had the most seats.
1983: Labour won 27.6% of the vote but 32.1% of the seats. Lib/SD 25.4% of the vote, yet 3.5% of the seats. Yes, Labour won 2.2% more votes than the Liberal-Democrats but 28.5% more seats.
In 2005, Labour won a majority of seats and thus formed a government on just 35% of the vote.
in 2010, Labour and the Tories together got only 65% of the votes, yet still had 87% of the MPs. Meanwhile only 32% of the current House of Commons were elected by 50% or more of those who voted, a record low.
FPTP encourages tactical voting, so that we NEVER KNOW the true wishes of millions of voters, who may have voted negatively to stop candidate A instead of for candidate B, for whom a vote would have been considered “wasted”.
FPTP suffocates smaller parties and thus articficially sustains larger, established ones, which inevitably become ossified. If such a system existed in business, it would be outlawed as hopelessly monopolistic and harmful.
Summary: FPTP means that:
An election NEVER produces a representative HOC.
MILLIONS of voters are unrepresented.
Because of tactical voting, We NEVER KNOW the true party-preferencies of British citizens.
THE VOTING AGE
Now Labour of course is pushing hard to lower the voting age, which is yet another cynical ploy to win more votes. Of COURSE when you are young you are idealistic and since Labour – unbelievably – manages to project itself as “the caring people’s party”, then the younger you are the more likely you are to vote for it. But how many 16 year-olds have either the knowledge about politics or the judgement required to make any sort of rational decision?
But no doubt it will pass, and the next thing will be to remove the vote from the over 80s on the basis that they are too senile to vote the right way.
All the above collectively mean that democracy in
Britain is badly flawed, which is dangerous.
It STINKS, but of course the dinosaur parties
will change nothing as it SUITS THEM.
I suppose the usual suspects must be lathering themselves into a frenzy of self-righteous incandescence at the thought that the UK could become involved in Syria.
Leaving aside for the moment the fact that we are involved already, since those being shot, bombed, tortured and/or gassed are our fellow-humans and not some kind of alien garbage, there is the interesting question of “legality”.
What in fact makes a “legal” government? Suppose that the BNP staged a coup in Britain and after a brief period of brutal confusion emerged in total control of the country, having murdered or imprisoned all resistance? Would it then become “the legal government” of Britain? This after all seems to be the usual yardstick for a large number of the UN members. The Assad family-dynasty despotage is usually recognized as the “legal” government of Syria, yet holds power only through brute force, including mass-murder.
Apart from the mass-murder aspect in most countries, the same is true for almost all the Middle East, except ironically Palestine. It is of course true for China, Iran, Cuba, North Korea and multiple other states, including, for example, Gabon, which has a pretence of democracy even though power has been in the hands of a single family for nearly half a century, during which they have controlled the military, the finances and the judiciary, making it hardly surprising that people vote for them “democratically”. Just as with the Labour Party in Britain they effectively bribe people (with their own money) to vote for them.
It is of course all utter bollocks. Who in their right mind would consider the BNP as legitimate rulers of Britain in the circumstances described above, and yet this is what is done elsewhere.
“You have seized power by force, murdered all the opposition, placed your people into all positions of power and thus exercise totalitarian control of your country? Well done. We now recognize you as the legitimate government of your state. Welcome to the family of nations.”
As I said, total bollocks. No, the ONLY way a regime can claim legitimacy is through a free, fair and openly democratic election, which of course totally includes the entire Syriano-Iranian-Russo-Chinese et friends axis of fascist nastiness.
Logically, it CANNOT therefore be illegal to wage war on an illegal regime, and thus the long-drawn-out debate about this which is about to take place is ridiculous, though it will be used by the nationalists to keep Britain out of any involvement and allow the above-mentioned axis to wipe out all opposition. Except of course that the US has now gone too far in its statements and has to act to retain any sort of credibility.
“nationalists”? The argument of the usual suspects amounts to: “You can shoot, bomb and/or gas all your own people, indeed anyone you like, provided you don’t do it to OUR people.” How selfishly nationalistic is THAT?
There will NEVER be peace on earth until the free world (what little there is of it) refuses to accept dictatorships. You’d think the UN would make a start on this, but as is clear, a big part of the UN actually COMPRISES dictatorships. Therefore, the idea that only the UN can legitimize the defence of the defenceless is morally and logically idiotic, with Russia and Chine for a start having a power of veto. The UN should in fact be reconstituted and true democracy become a requirement for membership. As it stands now, it is all an utter sham.
Nobody “wants” to become “involved” in Syria, but the alternative is to send a message to despots that they can mass-murder our fellow-humans with impunity in order to hang onto their illegitimate regimes.
The free nations cannot do EVERYTHING to bring down dictatorships, but doing NOTHING would be morally wrong.
‘We have to put it on the table and be honest about it. Of course there are Christian extremists and Jewish, Buddhist and Hindu ones. But I am afraid this strain is not the province of a few extremists. It has at its heart a view about religion and about the interaction between religion and politics that is not compatible with pluralistic, liberal, open-minded societies.’
… to which one can only riposte:
NOW you tell us!! But we told you YEARS ago. And YOU made it worse, FAR worse. NOT through Iraq – where we liberated a country from a mass-murdering (five thousand gassed in one single Kurdish town alone) tyrant responsible for the deaths of at least one million people – but by allowing hundreds of thousands of Muslims into the country in the expectation that they would vote for “Endless-Benefits-R-Us”, “we-have-abolished-boom-and-bust” Labour.
He adds: ‘At the extreme end of the spectrum are terrorists, but the world view goes deeper and wider than it is comfortable for us to admit. So by and large we don’t admit it.’
No, you idiot. YOU didn’t admit it. Your whole party did not admit it. For most of us (except the Hampstead and shire-based unintelligentsia) it was BLEEDIN’ OBVIOUS.
TODAY’S HILARIOUS: There really is nothing so surreal that you could not imagine it:
“The NHS watchdog implicated in a cover-up over a hospital where babies died through neglect spent £785,000 last year on 11 lobbyists.”
And WHY does the loathsome Bercow have to whiz around the world racking up travel expenses into the hundreds of thousands of quid? Hs job is SPEAKER. To sit in the HOC and tell MPs to shut up. What ELSE requires our money to go on foreign jaunts? These people are all scum.
Oh, and you apparently have to belong to union if you want to stand for any position whatever in the Labour apparatus … sounds a bit like fundamentalism to me. Millibland Minor – what a 24 carat plonker he really is.
Then there is Hollande (vying with our Ed for “Idiot of the Year” ) fulminating against Yankee spying when it turns out that his OWN French secret service has a massive eavesdropping and totally ILLEGAL operation going on all the time. And Merkel is ranting on about evil US “spying” (which has actually prevented Islamic terrorism on her country’s soil) when she obviously KNOWS that it goes on. EVERYONE KNOWS …. do they think we are STUPID? (no need to answer that.) What CAN happen WILL happen ….
Can’t wait either to see if this latest story about a Swiss malcontented banking whistleblower REALLY has the goods on up to NINE French cabinet ministers with illegal Swiss accounts. That would REALLY be funny – what will Hollande SAY? Who will be left to run the country? Not that anyone is really running it anyway. The end of the world must be nigh what with all this lunacy going on.
HAVE A NICE DAY ……