Thursday, 30 May 2019

Political Police, Now the Courts Follow Suit.

The founding principle of democracy in the UK is that the Police, the Judiciary and the courts are independent of political influence.

Over the past few decades, I as a citizen have seen the politicisation of the Police.

Now it seems the Law and the courts are being increasingly used for political ends. Of course Tony Blair's meddling with the legal process and the courts went really unnoticed. But his was the government that removed the treason laws, and also the concept of double jeopardy, so defendants can be tried ad-infinitum.

For instance the re-trial of Tommy Robinson even after the court of appeal quashed his conviction for contempt. He's now being re-tried on different charges. Obviously the first ones and the kangaroo court that initially convicted him didn't to the job, so it's now down to another court to convict him.
Effectively he's being tried and tried until either his money runs out so he cannot afford legal representation or he just rolls over and walks to jail.

The latest crime against justice is the legal case against Boris Johnson for claims made during the Brexit referendum campaign.

Interestingly no-one has taken the leave side to court for their provably false claims of financial Armageddon immediately after we voted to leave. Nope, just the remain side has the pique and the finance to bring such a legal challenge.

Just as with Gina Miller and her legal challenge, it's all about hamstringing the political process with the power of the courts.

But why are the Remain side using the courts? Sore losers? Spoilt Children? The result of decades of "nobody loses" mentality in schools?

More importantly, who is funding these expensive court cases?

And why aren't more people on the leave side being hauled into court?

Why Now? Why when there is a leadership contest ongoing in the Conservative party? That question I think we know the answer to: to knobble the best Brexiteer candidate.

But... where does it end? Can we sue climate scientists for their false claims on climate change?
After all the climate hasn't warmed anywhere near their imminent disaster forecasts. The earth and humanity are still here despite it being past the deadline for climate catastrophe.

It's stupid. it's silly and it's malicious. The courts are no place for this.

Let's have debate. If you don't like what Boris says, debate him, have a go at debunking his viewpoint.

But don't stifle free speech just because you're a bit peeved and a sore loser.

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

The End of Altruism?

The theme of my past couple of posts is the ability for money to corrupt. It's quite evident that the age of altruism is almost over. Sure, there are still a few Billionaires that donate to charity to ease their souls, but there is an increasing number of the elite that want to hold onto their money. For whatever reason, be it greed, or competition with others, there seems to be a new relentlessness when it comes to the accumulation of money amongst the 1%

The increase in conspicuous consumption has been well documented on TV, with programmes showing Swarovski-studded supercars, or even rocking horses for the kids, ever more elaborate food choices and so on, rubbing our noses in the greed of the gaudy mega-rich.

I blame the Eighties, with the rise of "Greed is Good" and the Yuppie era.

One of the downsides of the Thatcher era with the prosperity her tenure brought, it also began a selfish mentality, with people hanging on to their money. The mega-rich started to pay less in real terms towards the upkeep of the state. Companies (thanks to EU rules) were able to pay taxes offshore in low-tax countries like Luxembourg and Ireland. rather than contribute to UK coffers.

It's a regime that has to be changed. It's no wonder the elites want to keep us in the EU and saddled with the regime that allows corporations to get away with paying zero tax in the UK.It's a point that hasn't been pressed with those Socialists that want to keep us in the EU: how do we pay for welfare if big corporations have the ability to pay tax outside the UK? Of course they pay employees and employers N.I. but general taxation is poorer by billions thanks to the likes of eBay, PayPal, Facebook, Amazon et al domiciling their head offices in other EU countries and paying corporation tax there.

This ability of the mega-rich to avoid payment of their dues is something that has to be clamped down on seriously. It's very annoying to see the HMRC clamping down on agency workers and the like using the IR35 tax codes to scratch around for crumbs tax-wise when the big corporations get way with not paying billions into the exchequer.

I find the dichotomy of the Socialist push for centralised control by the elitist EU against the ability to control and fund social welfare by becoming more local and accountable very interesting. I says volumes about the Socialist movement in the UK and it's hijacking by red elites. They may talk the socialist talk, but their actions are the very model of an entitled elite.

I'm sure I'll find more and more of this the more I look.

Capitalism's Dark Side? Borderless the Documentary.

Following on from my last post, this neatly dovetails into the "unfettered capitalism is evil" narrative.

Take immigration from Africa to Europe: There's a massive amount of money being handed both legal and illegal businesses on the edge of Europe. Whether it be the illegal people traffickers transporting people North through Africa, or legal NGOs that support migrants in camps or pick them up from the waters of the Mediterranean. The lines between legal charitable companies and illegal people traffickers becomes very blurred. It is certain the legal NGOs would not be required and would not need donations if the illegal trafficking trade didn't exist.

Lauren Southern's documentary on the subject "Borderless" has been taken off YouTube. I do wonder why. Hitting too close to home?

It's currently available on BitChute here: I recommend everyone to watch it.

Watching it, the overwhelming impression I get is that the legal and illegal immigration across Africa and into Europe is massive business. There is a huge amount of money being handed over to illegal traffickers by people who cannot afford it, so desperate are they to get to Europe and the supposed safety of European countries.

By the same token, a massive amount of money is being given to NGOs supporting the migrants in camps on the edge of Europe and also the organisations running rescue ships in the Mediterranean. They may very well be non-profit organisations, but the higher-ups in these charitable businesses earn a very comfortable living from the misery of migrants.

The thing is, without regulation and the enforcement of borders, there is no control over the people who arrive in Europe. There a probably well founded claims that a proportion of the refugees coming into Europe are ISIS fighters.

Surely there are deserving cases, but without strict border control we cannot be sure we are helping those deserving of our charity. Instead the terrorists, the con artists, the criminals, those who know to shout loudest and push the deserving to the back of the queue.

There was a very good report on the BBC news website this weekend about a migrant who decided to wear video glasses and record his trip from central Africa to the North. It's accompanying podcast is here if you want to listen rather than read. The striking thing from his report was the relentless demand for money at every stage of the journey. Money demanded from the people least able to supply it or women were forced to have sex for payment. The poor unfortunates unable to pay were left in the desert to die.

These are grim reports and the salient point is that this miserable "business" could be shut down in a heartbeat if the external border of Europe was not porous and was instead rigorously enforced. But it seems the money involved is too much to ignore for those at the top, those who influence our politicians and leaders. For as always, the money always moves upwards and the amounts involved buy a lot of political influence.

It says volumes as to why the immigration business is still thriving and has not been shut down. It's such a big business earning so much money and the net result of the mass importation of labour on the reduction of wages is so compelling to the political class and their elite buddies. The only people that win are the ones at the top of the money tree. The people that lose are the migrants and the poor of Europe.