Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Knighthoods become badges of shame in Brown's Britain
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Moronic Lammy MP PC (Continued)
Labels: Moronic ministers
Two days to Klaus
Monday, December 29, 2008
Democracy versus Sovereignty
The Lisbon Treaty is neither a literary nor a political masterpiece and its attempt to improve democratic accountability in what is still essentially a union of states and not of people serves only to show that the EU can promote democracy or accept national sovereignty but cannot successfully do both at the same time. The EU we have and will continue to have is no more or less than a mechanism for permanent negotiation among member states which enables them to make decisions, generally based on compromise, and ensures that they observe what they have decided. Although the individual member states are democracies, the process by which they together reach and implement decisions is not, and cannot be, fully democratic.
The only honest position for purists, such as Mr Arnold, who want full respect for both national sovereignty and democracy, is to support Ireland leaving the EU, since, by definition, the EU, being a union of states, cannot reconcile what are, in the European context, two conflicting aspirations.
I particularly like the brutal honesty of the author, a Mr James Leavy, of Rue de la Baume, evidenced with these few words "The EU we have and will continue to have.." showing the brutal contempt the EU federalist fanatics hold for any who argue for an alternative way.The reality contained in the second paragraph of the quotation above holds true as the EU chooses to deepen and broaden into areas not desired by the people of Europe. Having attempted to grab a portion of Sovereignty (which itself is indivisible), and asserting they have been successful in that aim, they are now determined to obtain the whole thus crushing the democracy of the then non-existing democratic nation states. Libertas, in arguing for a smaller concentration of powers in a brief constitution, must confront this dilemma very soon by defining exactly which parts of the present EU it finds unacceptable and setting out the exact areas where a non-democratic Treaty bound group of Democratic Nation States can allow a trading EU to exert its authority. Until that is accomplished, I agree with Mr Leavy, that withdrawal from the EU, in my case speaking for the interests of the UK, remains the only sane option.
Labels: EU Lisbon Treaty
David Lammy MP is a Moron
Labels: Moronic ministers
Restoring economic stability
Sunday, December 28, 2008
Treasures from the threads - Number twenty-eight.
Labels: David Cameron
Bishops berate Brown's Moral Corruption
“Labour made a lot of promises, but a lot of them have vanished into thin air,” he said. “We have not seen a raising of aspirations in the last 13 years, but instead there is a sense of hopelessness.
“While the rich have got richer, the poor have got poorer. When a big bank or car company goes bankrupt, it gets bailed out, but no one seems to be bailing out the ordinary people who are losing their jobs and seeing their savings diminished.”
The Rt Rev Nigel McCulloch, the Bishop of Manchester, condemned Labour for encouraging people to get further into debt. “The Government has acted scandalously. This is not just an economic issue, but a moral one. It’s about what we value,” he said.
“The Government believes that money can answer all of the problems and has encouraged greed and a love of money that the Bible says is the root of all evil. It is morally corrupt because it encourages people to get into a lifestyle of believing they can always get what they want.”
Bishop McCulloch said New Labour was guilty of pursuing the policies championed by Margaret Thatcher, which the Church condemned in its landmark 1985 report, Faith in the City. It blamed Thatcherite policies for the growth of spiritual and economic poverty in Britain’s inner cities.
“Both administrations have been beguiled by money,” said Bishop McCulloch.
“It is ironic that under a Labour government we have the poor feeling they have been betrayed and the gap is getting ever greater. Any government of integrity would have exercised restraint, but this has been sadly lacking.”
The Rt Rev Stephen Lowe, the Church’s Bishop for Urban Life and Faith and also the Bishop of Hulme, said: “The Government isn’t telling people who are already deep in debt to stop overextending themselves, but instead is urging us to spend more.
“That is morally suspect and morally feeble. It is unfair and irresponsible of the Government to put pressure on the public to spend in order to revive the economy.”
Bishop Lowe suggested that it was a cynical ploy to improve the economy in time for the next general election.“They are trying to take the credit for this, but are playing with people’s livelihoods in the process.” The bishop commissioned a Church report, Moral, But No Compass, published earlier this year, which said Labour had failed society and marginalised the Church. What were these same Bishops preaching over the past few years one wonders, while this blog has sometimes been an almost lone voice in calling for a drastic re-appraisal of the direction of travel? In the same paper David Cameron notes that Britain is on the edge of bankruptcy.... DUH!!!! and only now he has so noticed!!!!!!
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
The Queen and the Lisbon Treaty
Labels: EU Lisbon Treaty
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
61 per cent fewer UK idiots in 1 year!
A Bright Future for Land Rover
Labels: Land Rover
English Democrats prepare for Dirty Tricks
Bexley British Labour Party
31 Sidcup Hill
Bexley Conservative & Unionist Party
17 Church Road
Bexley British Liberal Democrats
120 Dorchester Avenue
Dartford British Labour Party
99 Kent Road Dartford,
Dartford Conservatives & Unionist Party
Gravesham & Dartford British Liberal Democrats
5 Station Road,
Re: East Wickham, London Borough of Bexley (Kent)
By-Election 22 January 2009 Campaign
I am giving notice that the English Democrats are fielding a candidate for the above election, the papers have already been accepted by Bexley Council our candidate is Laurence Williams.
I am writing to notify you of several unfortunate incidents that have occurred in the neighbouring Borough of Dartford, which we do not want to see repeated in this campaign.
In the 2007 Council Elections, Labour Cllr Mrs Deborah Stoate, wife to local Labour MP Dr Howard Stoate, whilst canvassing on the doorstep to an English Democrats activists in West Hill Ward, referred to the "English Democrats as a “fascist Party"
This was backed up in a BBC interview at approximately 4am in the morning when a Labour Spokesman referred to the English Democrats as a "Far Right Wing Party"
Approximately 3 months ago Dartford Council Leader Cllr Jeremy Kite, requested a meeting with one of our Dartford Activists. Whilst in the Council Offices to discuss the Kidd Legacy Land, Cllr Kite referred to the English Democrats Dartford Chairman and former councillor Mike Tibby as "a dictator" and Steven Uncles, English Democrats South East Area Chairman as a “Fascist Racist".
The English Democrats campaign for an English Parliament, hence our party is pro-parliament and pro-democracy, which to anyone who has had a basic education, is aware that, this is totally opposite to the meaning of the word fascist.
The English Democrats is an inclusive party, with English, Scottish, Welsh, Asian etc members and candidates.
Since these incidents, the English Democrats have invested in legal advice to understand the 1976 Race Relations Act.
To make prejudicial comments and statements regarding the English Democrats party and English Democrats Party’s, Officers, Candidates & Members is likely to be in contravention to the 1976 Race Relations Act, since it is an individual’s or group’s protected right to express their English Nationality.
The English Democrats give notice to all Political Parties & the local and national media, that repetition of this behaviour will not be tolerated, and could result in legal action.
The English Democrats have already demonstrated that they will successfully use the 1976 Race Relations Act, and have done so against “The Royal Armouries at Leeds” which paid the English Democrats £5,200 compensation, following an incident where a hall booking was cancelled simply because of the word “English” in the name “English Democrats”
Finally I would like to confirm that the English Democrats are happy to debate with the Conservative & Unionist Party, Labour Party & Liberal Democrats Party as to why:-
Expenditure on Children’s School Meals is £1, and in England it is 37p
There are no University fees for Further Education for Scottish students, yet these remain for English Students (even those studying in Scotland), however they are exempt for Welsh, French, German etc students
Residential Care for the Elderly is free in Scotland - in England, Old People have to sell their house, and use all their savings before they receive help
In Scotland prescriptions scheduled to be free for all – however in England most adults still pay and in Wales prescriptions are already free.
Scotland has the ability, via the Scottish Parliament to boost its income tax revenue to allow for different Scottish spending priorities, yet Scotland continues to receive vast sums of English Tax payers money each year in subsidy – why is this money being spent in Scotland and not England ?
We look forward to an election campaign where we discuss the issues relevant to the people of England and East Wickham Ward.
Electoral Agent to Laurence Williams
Labels: English Democrats
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Old words of truth!
'I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.'
Thomas Jefferson 1802
Labels: Credit crunch
Friday, December 19, 2008
Gordon Brown = Ramsay Macdonald
James Ramsay MacDonald (12 October 1866 – 9 November 1937) was a British politician and twice Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. He rose from humble origins to become the first Labour Prime Minister in 1924.
His first government lasted less than one year. Labour returned to power in 1929 but was soon overwhelmed by the crisis of the Great Depression, which split the Labour government. In 1931 he formed a "National Government" in which a majority of MPs were from the Conservatives. As a result, he was expelled from the Labour Party who accused him of 'betrayal'.
Labels: Gordon Brown MP
Czech Lisbon Treaty arguments by B. Cunningham of The Prague Post
Labels: EU Lisbon Treaty
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Brown borrows to pose as "Good Samaritan"
The insanity of spending!
A Warning from President Klaus
Labels: Czech Presidency
UKIP's Nigel Farage offers President Sarkozy some home truths!
A Thirst for Revenge!
Matthew Parris in his column in The Times today probably catches the public mood regarding the City tricksters who have brought us to this pass as follows:
To the tumbrils, I say. I want show trials. The public are in for great grief next year. A consolation would be to see some of these cuff-linked Catos of conventional City wisdom carted through the streets and pelted by the crowd. I want TV interrogations before jeering studio audiences.
I want to see hedge-fund managers tipped into cage fights with naked Gypsies; bank managers wrestle with lions in the O2 arena; failed regulators thrown to alligators in the Royal Docks; short sellers in pits of snakes; and distinguished City economists try their luck with sharks. They've had their heyday, their bonuses, their Porsches, their fine wines and oafish ostentation - they've had their fun. Now for ours.To the guillotine!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
EU Plan to cost Britain 25 Billion Pounds - Bruges Group Study
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Brown's nascent Gestapo EXPOSED!
Labels: British Police State
WSJ slams EU Democratic Deficit
PA reports that EU President Nicolas Sarkozy has admitted that "the problem is the legal form of those political commitments." He went on to say that an "Irish protocol" would be added onto Croatia's Accession Treaty, adding that the EU was not interested in re-ratification because, "we have no interest in solving one problem to create 26 others."
Labels: Lisbon Treaty
The final failure of twentieth century Anglo-Saxon market capitalism!
The Scotsman argues with this blog - Lisbon is now Invalid
Avenue de Beaulieu: The View from EuropeIt is linked from here and begins with the following:
Labels: Lisbon Treaty
Monday, December 15, 2008
Libertas seeks Maltese candidates
EU Council Conclusion - 12th December 2008
Labels: Lisbon Treaty
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Euro elections next year to have no legal basis!
Labels: Euro elections 2009
Saturday, December 13, 2008
HBOS merged into doomed Lloyds
Libertas launched across the EU and Council conclusion
Friday, December 12, 2008
Lisbon Treaty as ratified is invalid under Irish compromise
Labels: Second Irish Referendum
Belgium's Al-Qaeda plotters and the EU Leaders not fit to be martyrs
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Libertas offers hope to the Trampled Territories of the EU
Thursday December 11 2008
DECLAN Ganley will today signal his intention to run in the European elections in the North-West constituency.
The group is tipped to turn the European elections into a referendum by also standing candidates in other EU countries, including the UK.
Aside from Mr Ganley, it is not yet clear who will be lining out for the group.
Labels: EuroElections 2009
UK Exports fall despite collapsing Pound
U.K. exports declined despite the pound's rapid decline in value against other major currencies. Against the euro, it has fallen to an all time low of GBP0.8737 Monday from an average of GBP0.80 in mid-July.
"Slowing global growth outweighed the beneficial impact of the weaker pound," said Howard Archer, chief U.K. and European economist for IHS Global Insight.Even Irwin Stelzer, Rupert Murdoch's guru, has now turned on the demented and ignorant Gordon Brown in the Daily Telegraph, here. As Woolies is about to close, the pound continues to plunge and even our EU partners stand amazed and outspoken at the Government's incompetence..... surely UK citizens will now awake and take steps to rid themselves of the cause of their growing miseries?
EU Doomed - Ireland to be compelled to vote again!
Labels: Irish Referendum
Earlier bailouts to need more billions
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
UK Interest rates must rise
Brown saves the world, Cameron claims Britain is Bankrupt
Labels: Credit crunch
Final French EU Council Meeting of this Presidency
Labels: EU Council
Speaker's statement on possible intercepts of MP e-mails and the pointless EU Council debate
Mr. Speaker: I undertook to look into the matter of the Wilson doctrine and access to the House of Commons server, which was raised by the hon. Member for Newbury (Mr. Benyon) on 4 December. The Parliamentary Information and Communications Technology service takes the security of its systems very seriously, and is grateful for the support that the Joint Committee on Security, the Administration Committee and the Commission give in that respect. PICT would not allow any third party to access the parliamentary network without proper authority. In the Commons, such access previously required the approval of the Serjeant at Arms. Following my statement on 3 December, if PICT receives any requests to allow access in future, it will also seek confirmation that a warrant exists and that I have approved such access under the procedure laid down and the protocol issued yesterday.
With regard to the incident involving the hon. Member for Ashford (Damian Green), no access was given to data held on the server, as PICT was not instructed to do so by the Serjeant at Arms. No access will be given unless a warrant exists and I approve such access.An update on Mr Benyon's blog following this statement was as follows:
UPDATE - 15:51 pm
The Speaker has reassured us that the server was not acessed and would not be without an appropriate warrant. This is obviously good news and contradicts the rumours that have been flying around here in recent days. One colleague was given the clear understanding by a Met Officer that the server had been accessed.
Personally, were I a member of the public who had been in contact with an MP about a perceived abuse of authority, this statement would comfort me not one jot. Of course as I consider the vast majority of MP to be a bunch of worthless maggots solely serving their own self-interests the last step I would take when concerned about abuse of power would be to refer the matter to them!Highlighting this sidelining and trashing of Britain's Parliament there followed a supposed debate on European Affairs ahead of the EU Council Meeting later in the week. Read the following point of order and fret at the hopelessness for Britain's democracy: Mr. David Heathcoat-Amory (Wells) (Con): On a point of order, Mr. Speaker. We are about to debate European matters preparatory to the European Council meeting, which is to be held at the end of the week. Draft conclusions of that Council meeting are already in existence; I obtained a copy from the website of the Danish Parliament. The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs will undoubtedly refer to issues itemised in those conclusions, which have not been made available to the House, although they have been made available to other member states, where the same culture of secrecy does not prevail. Is it in order for us to proceed with a debate on those terms, given that I have the draft conclusions? I could easily circulate them, under your authority, Mr. Speaker. Mr. Speaker: I would not want the right hon. Gentleman to draw me into any arguments; I think that I have had enough for this week.
Czech Lower House defers Lisbon debate until 3rd Feb 2009
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
More data to prove Government's incompetence
Official figures showed that industrial production tumbled 1.7pc in October, much steeper than the 0.5pc fall predicted by economists, and significantly bigger than the 0.9pc drop in September.
The October production figure - the eighth monthly fall in row marking the longest run of falling output since 1980 - dragged annual output down by 5.2pc, the sharpest year-on-year decline since 1991 when the UK was last in recession.
Corrected quote from a sloppy Telegraph report, linked here.
Labels: Credit crunch
Have Police been vetting Parliamentary emails?
My gut feeling tells me that the Damian Green affair will expose an interesting further abuse of power. I suspect the Police have been accessing the House of Commons server. Fascinating, I hear you say. Well hang in there with me and you will see where this is going.
Accessing the server is no different to searching my office. On this system will be every email I have ever received or sent through my office or when working from home, on my Parliamentary email. If they need a warrant to search Damain’s office they sure as hell need one to follow an email trail through the server and the House of Commons computer system. It is for this reason that I asked the Speaker in a Point of Order last week where the server stood in relation to the Damain Green affair and something called the Wilson Doctrine. The latter was a protocol agreed in the 1960s about the bugging of MPs. I have just heard that the Speaker will make a statement on this matter at 3.30 pm this afternoon.
Labels: Parliamentary privilege
Members' vote to approve Parliament's neutered status!
Labels: MP Maggots
BBC's biased propaganda machine fully displayed.
Labels: BBC Treachery
Ireland to be Bullied over Lisbon
Government faces 2009 deadline to ratify EU treatyJAMIE SMYTH in Brussels
THE GOVERNMENT is likely to be set a target by EU leaders later this week to ratify the Lisbon Treaty before the end of 2009 so that it can come into force at the start of January 2010.Daniel Hannan blogs on this topic, it may be read here.
Labels: Lisbon Treaty
Monday, December 08, 2008
Treasures from the threads - Number twenty-seven
Labels: Credit crunch
Czech ODS to block Lisbon debate in December
Daniel Cohn-Bendit, German leader of the Greens, he has accused the Irish No voters of being CIA stooges (more here). He was radical student leader in France during the 1960s: I brought you a flag, which - as we heard - you have everywhere here at the Prague Castle. It is the flag of the European Union, so I will place it here in front of you.
It will be a tough Presidency. The Czech Republic will have to deal with the work directive and climate package. EU climate package represents less than what our fraction would wish for. It will be necessary to hold on to the minimum of that. I am certain that the climate change represents not only a risk, but also a danger for the future development of the planet. My view is based on scientific views and majority approval of the European Parliament and I know you disagree with me. You can believe what you want, I don't believe, I know that global warming is a reality.
Lisbon Treaty: I don't care about your opinions on it. I want to know what you are going to do if the Czech Chamber of Deputies and the Senate approve it. Will you respect the will of the representatives of the people? You will have to sign it.
I want you to explain to me what is the level of your friendship with Mr Ganley from Ireland. How can you meet a person whose funding is unclear? You are not supposed to meet him in your function. It is a man whose finances come from problematic sources and he wants to use them to be funding his election campaign into the European Parliament.
Mr Klaus: I must say that nobody has talked to me in such a style and tone for the past six years. You are not on the barricades in Paris here. I thought that these manners ended for us 18 years ago but I see I was wrong. I would not dare to ask how the activities of the greens are funded. If you are concerned about a rational discussion in this half an hour, which we have, please give the floor to someone else, Mr Chairman.
Hans-Gert Pöttering, European Parliament President, a German Christian Democrat, whose office has repeatedly tried to smear Irish No leader Mr Ganley: No, we have plenty of time. My colleague will continue, because any members of the European Parliament can ask you whatever he likes. (to Mr Cohn-Bendit) Please continue.
Mr Klaus: This is incredible. I have never experienced anything like this before.
Mr Cohn-Bendit: Because you have not experienced me...
Mr Klaus: This is incredible.
Mr Cohn-Bendit: We have always had good talks with President Havel (Mr Klaus's predecessor). And what will you tell me about your attitude towards the anti-discrimination law? I will gladly inform you about our funding.
Mr Pöttering: Brian Crowley (Irish Euro-MP, Yes campaigner and leader of the UEN group in the European Patrliament), please.
Mr Crowley: I am from Ireland and I am a member of a party in government. All his life my father fought against the British domination. Many of my relatives lost their lives. That is why I dare to say that the Irish wish for the Lisbon Treaty. It was an insult, Mr. President, to me and to the Irish people what you said during your state visit to Ireland. It was an insult that you met Declan Ganley, a man with no elected mandate. This man has not proven the sources from which his campaign was funded. I just want to inform you what the Irish felt. I wish you that you get the programme of your Presidency through and you will get through what European citizens want to see.
Mr Klaus: Thank you for this experience which I gained from this meeting. I did not think anything like this is possible and have not experienced anything like this for the past 19 years. I thought it was a matter of the past that we live in democracy, but it is post-democracy, really, which rules the EU.
You mentioned the European values. The most important value is freedom and democracy. The citizens of the EU member states are concerned about freedom and democracy, above all. But democracy and freedom are loosing ground in the EU today. It is necessary to strive for them and fight for them.
I would like to emphasise, above all, what most citizens of the Czech Republic feel, that for us the EU membership has no alternative. It was me who submitted the EU application in the year 1996 and who signed the Accession treaty in 2003. But the arrangements within the EU have many alternatives. To take one of them as sacrosanct, untouchable, about which it is not possible to doubt or criticise it, is against the very nature of Europe.
As for the Lisbon Treaty, I would like to mention that it is not ratified in Germany either. The Constitutional Treaty, which was basically the same as the Lisbon Treaty, was refused in referendums in other two countries. If Mr Crowley speaks of an insult to the Irish people, then I must say that the biggest insult to the Irish people is not to accept the result of the Irish referendum. In Ireland I met somebody who represents a majority in his country. You, Mr. Crowley, represent a view which is in minority in Ireland. That is a tangible result of the referendum.
Mr Crowley: With all respect, Mr President, you will not tell me what the Irish think. As an Irishman, I know it best.
Mr Klaus: I do not speculate about what the Irish think. I state the only measurable data which were proved by the referendum.
In our country the Lisbon Treaty is not ratified because our parliament has not decided on it yet. It is not the President's fault. Let's wait for the decision of both Chambers of the Parliament, that is the current phase of the ratification process in which the President plays no role whatsoever. I cannot sign the Treaty today, it is not on my table, it is up to the parliament to decide about it now. My role will come after the eventual approval of the Treaty in the Parliament.
Mr Pöttering: In conclusion - and I want to leave this room in good terms - I would like to say that it is more than unacceptable, if you compare us, compare us with the Soviet Union. We are all deeply rooted in our countries and our constituencies. We are concerned about freedom and reconciliation in Europe, we are good willing, not naïve. Mr Klaus: I did not compare you with the Soviet Union, I did not mention the word[s] "Soviet Union". I only said that I have not experienced such an atmosphere, such style of debate in the past 19 years in the Czech Republic, really.
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