Saturday, 12 September 2009

The Takeover of this Country is Almost Complete

Read the reports about the latest clashes between the English Defence League and Anti-Fascist protesters very, very carefully. Look at the subtext, because its very important you look at the message that is being sent out by the government and the media.

The EDL is being compared by Government Ministers to the Fascists of the 1930s.

Lets look at that in more detail: The EDL are compared to Oswald Mosley and his British Union of Fascists. Really? Read that wikipedia page, especially this bit:

"Unlike the Italian system, British fascist corporatism planned a democracy that would replace the House of Lords with elected executives drawn from major industries, the clergy, and colonies. The House of Commons was to be reduced to allow for a faster, "less factionist" democracy".

Does that sound like the EDL whose sole reason d'aitre is less Islamification of the country, or our Labour government, who want the Lords to be reformed with some peers directly elected and some chosen by a government ministry (i.e. quango) and have already placed ex-industry types into the Lords? Or does it sound like the Conservatives, who want to reduce the number of MPs?

Just who are the fascists then?

Next we get:

The EDL caused all the trouble.

Really? Well, certainly the news reports state there were clashes between the EDL and anti-fascist (sic) protesters, but delve a bit deeper. The EDL cancelled the protest at the behest of the Police who were afraid the numbers attending would get too big to control . So you can safely say there were a handful of EDL members present (approximately 12 by most reports), but as the anti-fascist side hadn't cancelled, there were more of them (1000 or so). So who exactly clashed with Police and caused the trouble? The anti-fascist mob, the UAF (who already have form for this), their hangers on and other trouble-makers. But the BBC news refuses to mention this fact explicitly, focussing only on the EDL and trouble. They don't link the two, but in the mind of the reader/listener, the link is made. Here in the Independant is a more balanced report.

Not only that, but John Denham, the Communities Minister says that the EDL is out to deliberately cause trouble by protesting in Muslim areas. Well, hang on a mo, there was the protest at the weekend in the City centre of Birmingham, not a know hotbed of Muslim activity.

So, the group that complied with Police wishes, cancelled the protest and wasn't causing the trouble is blamed by the BBC and government ministers for inciting the trouble. Huh?
I thought the test of a free society is the ability to protest about things we disagree on. It seems the UAF is opposed to demonstrations by groups it doesn't like and is intent on violent action to prevent such protests.

Under those circumstances, the name of the group "Unite Against Fascism" seems to be ironic, as they are the ones that appear to be the fascists.

The next couple of months will be very important. Watch carefully, read between the lines on all news reports. I have an idea where this is going and its not to a warm, fluffy place.

I leave it to you to make up your own mind about the government's agenda.

Political Manipulation of the Justice System Again

It seems that the Justice System and the Government are now cosy bedfellows after 12 years of New Labour rule. Thanks to government tinkering and the abolition of double jeopardy, we have this abomination. The DPP wants three men, cleared of attempted murder, then cleared of conspiracy to murder, by two separate trials and two separate juries, to be sent for a third trial.

Make no mistake what this means: if you go to trial and a jury of your peers finds the evidence provided by the state against you insufficient, the government will repeatedly send you for trial until the justice system delivers a trial with a jury that gives the result the government wants.

Those in power will point to the fact that the justice system is independant of government and its true there are no direct links. BUT (and its a big but) the rules have been changed where the government can abuse the justice system for its own ends.

Well, if the justice system is independant, now is the time to show it and for the judge deciding on a third trial to say enough is enough and stick two legal fingers up at the government.

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Cynical Manipulation of the Justice System?

Or unavoidable fallout from the Magrahi release?

Michael Shields, the football fan has been released. I do wonder whether this is as a result of vociferous criticism in Labour heartlands about the continuing imprisonment of Mr Shields whilst Magrahi was released on "compassionate" grounds.

Jack Straw authorised his pardon and release in what the news agencies are calling an "amazing about-turn". Its certainly amazing if the "new"evidence considered by Jackie Boy was the confession way back in 2005 by someone else to the crime Shields' was jailed for. Amazing that it took that long for Jackie Boy to hear it since it was all over the media at the time.

I'm afraid to my cynical eye, it looks like manipulation of the justice system to prop up votes in Labour heartlands. Had the government continued to keep Mr Shields jailed, then parallels with the Magrahi case would continue to be made as would the difference of treatment. One thing you can say for the folk of Liverpool: they stick together and support each other. Had Michael Shields continued to languish in prison then Labour could have been looking at quite an organised campaign and large losses in votes at a time they could ill-afford them.

Labour: Incompetant Legislator

If there was any better indication of how poor the Labour party is at drafting legislation, this is it.

A 19 year old Canadian woman woman who married a British man is due to be deported under laws intended to prevent forced marriages. She won't be able to return until she's 21, which is the age stimpulated by the law.

The fact that a law drafted so widely that it catches someone patently not forced into marriage shows its bad law. The law should be targetted specifically at the activity its aimed at.

There are several points raised by this and other Labour-introduced legislation.

1. The inability of either house in Parliament to reject or modify this law before introduction to make it more focussed.

2. The complexity of age limits around laws enacted by Labour. We have the nonsense of age limits of anywhere between 16 and 21 defining when a person is legally able to engage in a variety of activities, leading to confusion. We have nonsensical situations where a person is able to get married and have sex, but not smoke and drink, where a soldier can fight and die on the soil of a different country, but can't marry one of the people he is protecting and bring her back home to the UK.

3. We have legislation enacted with this law and others (PACE, RIPA, CJ&I Act, etc) which is so wide ranging it impedes on what should be legal activity.

New Labour have enacted over 3000 new laws. I wonder how many of those are as poorly crafted? I also wonder how many will be repealed by the next government.

Am I blacklisted or something?

Another rejection letter arrived today.

I applied to the new Tesco store opening locally. Today I get a rejection letter which means I got rejected more or less straight away. So I'm not even fit to stack shelves.

I'm now beginning to think I'm on some sort of "don't employ him at any costs" list. I mean, I've had job offers, only to have them withdrawn the next day with a variety of reasons, which is kinda freaky. I've had temp jobs that have supposedly been a shoe-in to a permanent job, then I've also been given all sorts of reasons why the job hasn't become permanent. Always its m=not me, there's some other reason.

I know there must be humdreds of applications for jobs so employers can pick and chose, but the volume of job applications I'm making should bear some fruit, the law of averages says that you should hit the jackpot sometime. The lack of interest and the other related things means I really can't help getting suspicious now.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Another Virus-Cancer link

From the BBC website: "Scientists have produced compelling evidence that a virus known to cause cancer in animals is linked to prostate cancer in humans."

Before the HPV-cervical cancer link was found, I often remarked that the cause of cancers would probably turn out to be a particularly simple mechanism. I may be proved right.

These cancer-triggering viruses could have been in the environment for centuries or even longer and its only now, as population density increases, that the viruses are finding enough hosts to make a marked impact on mortality rates.

Cold comfort for cancer sufferers to know that you're part of natural selection at work though.

Sunday, 6 September 2009

BBC to invite BNP onto Question Time.

The Story is here.

Maybe the BBC see the writing on the wall and are now attempting act a bit more like a public service broadcaster and less like the propaganda arm of the Labour party.

The report says the BBC is talking to other parties about appearing on a programme with BNP representatives, but why? Why not invite people to the show and just empty chair those not willing to debate their policies against those of the BNP?

One can only hope that their political news output will start to lessen its reliance on reporting Labour press releases verbatim and actually add some independant comment.