Monday, 22 June 2015

Is David Starkey Joking?

When David Starkey compares the SNP to the Nazi party because the saltire symbol and the swastika are both forms of "crooked cross" he is surely joking.

And for such an outstanding historian to compare the SNP's election  success in May 2015 to the rise to power of the Nazis is also surprising. Surely Starkey is aware that the Nazis never won any election until after they came to power. Hitler was the leader of a minority party when he was made Chancellor by the aging and doddery Von Hindenburg. In the elections and plebiscites that followed in Germany and Austria, the Nazis only won by eliminating all opposition and controlling the media.
    It is true that the SNP is a nationalist party - or "virulently nationalistic" as some would have it -  and our "politically correct" establishment has decreed that English nationalism is bad, while Scottish and Welsh nationalism are good. But by calling the SNP fascist, Starkey is descending to the level of the left-wingers who use this sort of trite terminology to express disapproval of everything, even a bad cup of tea. Starkey is supposed to be an academic, a TV guru and national treasure. He should not be descending to the level of HopeNotHate, the smear campaigners who circulated undoubtedly false rumours and fake videos during the last election. To throw the word "fascist" around is making him sound like Lawrence Durnan of Political Scrapbook (a.k.a. Political Crapbook); he thinks he is a journalist but he is actually just a schoolboy lost in a wet dream of being a Biggles-type hero, forever fighting the dastardly enemy who is always a Nazi; they do battle in biplanes wearing ear-flaps. Starkey should not be stooping to that. He should not be using the same crude tactics as the likes of Maryam Namazie of CEMGB or our orthographically-challenged friend Mr Derek Crawford Munn.
     Starkey says that the SNP blames the English for all the ills of Scotland. That is true, and of course they are adept at playing the victim card. What the SNP forgets is that the English tax-payer has subsidised Scotland to the tune of many billions per year for the past forty-five years. Enormous numbers of jobs have been moved north from England to Scotland to ensure the Scots continued to vote  Labour. Now the SNP has taken Labour policies and made them fashionable again by giving them a Scottish flavour.
    Sturgeon does not talk in terms of economic class, all that matters to her is whether you are Scottish. Are you kilty or not kilty?
    When you look at the SNP's policies, they are the same twaddle that is on offer from Labour and the Greens  - the idea that you can banish austerity by waving a magic wand. Sturgeon promises to find an extra £140 billion to spend on public services and welfare. She says £100 billion of it will materialise by scrapping Trident. That figure is the same one being bandied about by the Greens, and it comes from a wildly inaccurate set of calculations circulated seven years ago by CND. The Greens inflated it a bit more. It has been refuted countless times. Now while I have the greatest respect for Ms Sturgeon's sincere convictions on the subject of Trident, and nuclear weapons in general, she is mistaken if she thinks that to abolish Trident would suddenly make us all rich overnight.  In fact, a viable non-nuclear defence policy would cost us far more.
     Odder still, the SNP wants to stay in NATO and shelter under the nuclear umbrella of the Western nations, while professing to believe in disarmament. If nuclear deterrents are so immoral, so ineffectual and so unaffordable, isn't it a bit inconsistent to hide behind someone else's?  Isn't that just a form of meanness?
The SNP wants to lower the voting age to 16, a policy they have taken from the LibDems, and for the same reason. The younger the voters, the more likely they are  to be taken in by their party's naive policies and hollow promises. Votes for babies would suit them best of all.
     The SNP is not a Nazi party, but it is a high-taxation party, more or less the old Labour party in kilts. Raising income tax, raising stamp duty for home owners, promising a crackdown on tax avoidance could all have been photocopied from the Labour manifesto. The SNP promised they would never put the Tories into power and curiously enough it looks as if they have done just that. What they have achieved by robbing Labour of Scotland we will have to wait and see. Until then, I suggest David Starkey sticks to what he is good it, which is telling us about Tudor, Stuart and Georgian history. So long as he does that, I will always have time for him.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Oxford Evangelicals call for the resignation of Bishop Alan Wilson - High Time

Many of us have long ago had more than enough of the Reverend Alan Wilson, Bishop of Buckingham. When not speaking in derisory terms about the Church of England, his official employer, and Christianity in general, he is usually boasting about his doctorate or his other trendier credentials. Many people are shocked at the language he uses to disparage those of orthodox views. Now at last some leading evangelicals in the Oxford diocese that includes Buckingham have spoken out against him. I fully agree with them and back their call for his resignation.

Prominent Oxford Diocese Evangelicals call for the resignation of Bishop Alan Wilson.
Jun 21, 2015

By David Ould writing in Anglican Mainstream.
This morning not one but two prominent evangelical ministers in the Diocese of Oxford appeared on BBC radio to call for the resignation of Bishop Alan Wilson.

First, Vaughan Roberts of St Ebbes Oxford, one of the largest churches in the diocese, appeared on BBC Radio Oxford. You can hear a brief grab from him here on the Charles Nove Show (available for 30 days from the time of broadcast) at 1:10 into the programme followed by Alan Wilson. Roberts says, "In any line of work if you as a leader of that organisation find yourself in a fundamental disagreement with that organisation and then you publicly speak against it, the only sensible option is to resign. He must be in a very difficult position and if he finds that he doesn’t now support this view on a fundamental issue (of marriage) by the organisation he is called to serve and to lead – obviously he should resign."

An hour later Will Pearson-Gee, the Rector of Buckingham Parish Church appeared on the BBC Radio Berks Sunday morning show. The full audio of his interview and a response from Wilson is below.

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It’s worth noting… Wilson repeatedly seeks to portray the evangelical position of Pearson-Gee and Roberts as fringe and reactionary, rather than recognising that it is the majority historical and global position of the church…Wilson clearly charges Pearson-Gee of acting in a dishonourable way and particularly with refusing to meet with him and “not turning up” to a meeting, and then repeats the claim when asked for clarification. My understanding is that this is simply not true. Perhaps we’ll get some further clarity on that in the coming days. They are serious charges to make.

Pray for the clergy of the diocese of Oxford and for Bishop Wilson as he considers his position. I am told that he may very well get his bluff called, and it could end up being very expensive for the diocese. The evangelical churches now uniting to ask him to step down represent some of the major contributors to the diocesan budget.

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Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Busking - Is It A Crime?

Ever since Oxfordshire County Council imposed its pedestrianisation scheme on central Oxford, Cornmarket has become a circus for buskers, beggars, street-artists and publicity-touters wearing sandwich boards. 

Some of the buskers are good, and I give them money if I'm in a good mood. Some of them are bad, and a lot of them are far too loud. The bloke with the bagpipes is a real pain. The one who brings his own piano is certainly in the way. 
There is no doubt that the pedestrianised Cornmarket is a bad place to shop and there is a severe problem with congestion. Personally I would like most of this "vibrant street culture" swept away into side streets so that the buses could go straight through up to North Oxford. But even so, I think that the new penalties being proposed by Oxford's Labour City Council - a fine of up to £2,500 and a criminal record -  are absolutely draconian. 
Come on, the bagpipes are bad, but not that bad. The maximum fine should be £100.  People sleeping rough are not criminals  - they are symptom of other, far larger, social and political problems that the Labour party refuses to address. The worst sights in the city centre are put there by the Council. The hacked-off tree stumps in Castle Street, the hideous mess they have made of Bonn Square, the huge piles of rubbish... because they give planning permission to endless fast-food chains.
Along with the vagrant-proof "benches" and the CCTV in all buses and taxis, this new anti-busker law is one more sign of a police state. Protest!

Oxford City Council: Stop Attacking Our Freedoms, Support a Vibrant Street Culture in Oxford

Keep the Streets Alive 
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Labour-led Oxford City Council are in the process of creating new powers to make street music, art and performance in Oxford a potential criminal offence and subject to strict, arbitrary controls. A new 'crime' of 'non-compliant' busking has been proposed, punishable by fines of up to £2500 and a life long criminal record.
Riding bicycles on restricted streets, feeding pigeons, pavement art and sleeping rough will also become criminal offences under Oxford's plans to implement a wide-ranging Public Space Protection Order (PSPO), which, according to Labour Councillor Dee Sinclair one of the architects of these proposals, are aimed at any behaviours which 'might make people feel uncomfortable'.
Oxford is already one of the most restrictive cities for busking in the UK and currently requires all buskers to provide passports, driving licenses and/or birth certificates as proof of identity, as well as an additional proof of address, before issuing them with photo ID 'Busking Cards' which they are required to carry in order to be 'allowed' to busk.They have a highly prescriptive code of conduct which places strict and arbitrary limits on where (There are only 8 places in the city where busking is allowed), when, and for how long buskers can play (no longer than 60 minutes), stipulates that they must not be heard plainly from 50 metres, and must stop performing for any reason if told to do so by a police or council officer (turning public officials into 'civic Simon Cowells' who can stop performances that they don't like). Under their plans it will be a criminal offence to be caught busking in the 'wrong' way, on the 'wrong' spot or for the 'wrong length' of time, and officials (including private contractors working for the council) will have the power to issue on the spot fines.
Oxford City Council spuriously claim that 'non-compliant' buskers cause 'unfair and unsafe' practices (which they don't specify) and that they need additional powers to use against those buskers who don't comply with their code of conduct. However they are one of the only cities in the entire UK to propose making busking a criminal offence. Most towns and cities in the UK (Including  Cambridge, Canterbury, Bath, Edinburgh, Leeds, Manchester, Liverpool, St Albans, Newcastle, Glasgow, Bournemouth and many others) do not require performers to obtain a 'Busking Card' or license before performing, and instead publish a best practise guide only taking action against the small minority of buskers who cause real issues. There are a wide range of existing powers that councils can use to deal with noise nuisance, obstruction or antisocial behaviour. Oxford's proposals represent an unnecessary misuse of legislation by criminalising a cultural activity which causes no harm.
The Keep Streets Live Campaign is a not for profit organisation which exists to protect and support informal and spontaneous performances of art and music in public spaces. We have successfully challenged unjust busking policies in Liverpool, York and Canterbury where we now work alongside the local authority in those cities to introduce Best Practise Guides for busking that promote good relationships between buskers and those they share the streets without the need for restrictive legislation. We have also advised the Mayor of London on his 'Busk in London' scheme designed to make London 'the most busker friendly city in the world'.
We urgently invite Oxford City Council to abandon their attempt to criminalise and marginalise street artists and musicians by using a PSPO to regulate busking, and instead to work alongside the Musican's Union, local buskers and the Keep Streets Live Campaign to build on the work done in other places to develop a best practise guide that protects spontaneity and promotes a vibrant street culture for all who live, work and visit Oxford.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Asia Bibi is Sick and Suffering in Prison - please sign petition for her release

ASIA BIBI, the Christian woman sentenced to death in Pakistan for supposedly "insulting Islam" is seriously ill in her prison, She is suffering from intestinal bleeding which could be a sign of terminal illness and she needs to be in hospital.

Please sign this petition to David Cameron and Philip Hammond, now they are re-elected. to call on the government of Pakistan to intervene and overturn the death sentence. This is only one of countless examples of the appalling persecution of Christians in Pakistan,

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Rotherham's Revenge - Labour Defeat

Of course it didn't just happen in Rotherham, it also happened in Bradford, London, Newcastle, Telford, Peterborough, Rochdale, Edinburgh, Holyrood, Derby, Middlesborough, Bristol, Leeds, Buckinghamshire, Leicester, Bolton, Coventry, Ipswich, Barnsley, High Wycombe and nice, refined, cultured Oxford.
And it went on for years and years.
There is no doubt that Labour's cult of political-correctness created the perfect conditions for the horrible exploitation of young girls by what is euphemistically called "grooming gangs". And all over the country, social services, Labour councillors, such as Barry Dodson, Labour MPs such as Dennis McShane and John Healey, Labour police commissioners like Sean Wright, went on turning a blind eye for year after year. They even victimised those who tried to blow the whistle on these large-scale paedophile rape rackets.

Most of the victims came from vulnerable backgrounds, children in care or living with working-class parents who might have been very likely Labour voters. That explains a lot about the marked drop in Labour's vote in this election. Many people don't really get worked up about national issues but when it's their child, their sister or themself who is treated like a packet of mince on a supermarket shelf, they do get angry and they do get disillusioned. 
          Labour didn't want public embarrassment, so they preferred to condone evil. There is no doubt that all over the country children were raped and beaten to ensure Labour votes and this is what kept Blair in power. After the reports started coming in, even after the official enquiries, the Labour party faithful were going around saying it was all a "myth of the Far Right" that ubiquitous ogre they always blame for everything, and this was one last sickening insult to the victims in all those towns up and down this country.

Ed Miliband with Labour MP Yasmin Qureshi who admires ISIS

Those people, their families and friends, didn't have to vote at all to influence the outcome of the election, and the miserably low national turn-out suggests that they did not. All they had to do was stay at home to register their anger, and deep sense of injustice.

Labour Mayor  Barry Dodson charged with two counts of child rape himself. 

Labour Party Mayor Barry Dodson
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Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Labour Candidate Gaoled on Six Charges of Financial Fraud

A Labour election candidate has just been gaoled for six charges of financial fraud  - and the Party has not even ejected her. She has only been suspended. 
Charmaine Bowers has been convicted for a fiddle that involved sums of £100,000. Her sentence was two years and three months.
She seems to be keeping up the great tradition of Peter Mandelson and all the other slippery Labour characters.
So beware of voting for a party of crooks.

Meanwhile all over the country, Labour activists are vandalising the premises of their election rivals and resorting to such tactics as pulling down their posters, or putting excrement and urine through their letter-boxes.
Elaborate hoaxes are also being practised to discredit opponents. Be warned. 

A Labour candidate for a Gainsborough North seat in the West Lindsey District Council elections on Thursday has been jailed for two years and three months - for a £100,000 festival ticket fraud.
Aspiring model Charmaine Bowers was listed by the Gainsborough-based authority as an official Labour candidate, with an address on Lock Row in Torksey, between Lincoln and the town.
But the 23-year-old, described as a 'female Walter Mitty' in court, has been jailed on six counts of fraud.
A Labour party national spokesman has confirmed she has now been officially suspended by the party.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

First Lesbian Couple to "Marry" Arrested for Torturing Handicapped Woman

The first lesbian couple to tie the knot in Verdun, France when the law was changed to permit same-sex "marriage", are being prosecuted for abduction and torture.


They persuaded a young mentally handicapped woman, aged 20, to come to their flat in tower 18, Pré-l'Eveque, where they held her captive for over a month and used her as a sex-slave. She was beaten, burnt with cigarettes, cut with knives and forced to participate in group sex with them and their "gay" friends. Six people raped her and abused her in ways that included shaving her hair off, mutilating her genitals and forcing her to take part in zoophilia.
Yes that's right, zoophilia...the animal was not specified. 

What a honeymoon!

A Verdun, l'effroi du voisinage des barbares qui ont torturé et violé une jeune handicapée

The building where the victim was kept captive.

The victim escaped by climbing out of a second-floor window, and was taken to hospital.
Neighbours told journalists how shocked they were that something like this had been happening under their noses. The blinds of the flat had been kept down but there was no other outward sign of anything unusual going on. Not long ago the lesbian pair had been parading in the streets with their "Love is Love" signs, claiming to be poor little victims of discrimination who just wanted "marriage equality".
The story was reported in the French newspapers La Libération, Figaro and others and copied to the international English-language site Agenda Europe. Yet for some reason the British newspapers and TV channels have not reported it. Can you imagine why?
One French newspaper said the events recalled a horror film.

There has been no comment on the story from ANDREW SMITH, Oxford Labour MP who is currently standing for re-election. He makes no secret of his open support for LGBT extremists, and voted for same-sex marriage despite the fact that Labour under Tony Blair gave a solemn pledge that it would never redefine marriage.
Here is Andrew at last year's "Gay Pride" jamboree in Oxford.

If you vote for Andrew Smith you are voting for the party that gave you two prolonged, horrific wars, economic bankruptcy, the Lisbon treaty, extensive electoral fraud and a culture of entrenched corruption. Grooming-gangs flourishing in Rotherham, Sheffield, and dozens of other UK cities... a vote for Andrew Smith is a vote for everything rotten, corrupt and degenerate.!7mbrIy3iA6DI/

Elle a vécu l’enfer. Pendant un peu plus d’un mois à Verdun (Meuse), une jeune femme de 20 ans souffrant d’une légère déficience mentale a été séquestrée, violée et torturée. Dimanche, six tortionnaires présumés ont été mis en examen et écroués pour actes de torture et de barbarie, viols, ainsi que séquestration dans le cas de deux jeunes femmes.
Visage tuméfié, cheveux rasés
L'horreur a pris fin en début de semaine dernière. La victime, qui avant ce calvaire était apprentie dans la restauration, parvient à convaincre ses bourreaux de la laisser se rendre chez son éducatrice. C’est cette dernière qui donne l’alerte. Car l’état physique de la victime ne trompe pas : on lui a rasé les cheveux, elle a le visage tuméfié et des brûlures de cigarettes sur la peau. "C’était vraiment un tableau digne d’un film d’horreur", témoigne pour metronews l'une des soignantes qui l’a accueillie à l’hôpital.
Prise en charge, la patiente parle peu, le regard fixé sur ses pieds. C'est que pendant des semaines, elle a été enfermée dans un appartement d'une tour HLM du quartier populaire de Pré-L’Evêque, où elle a subi les pires sévices. Réduite à l'état d'esclave sexuelle, on l’a forcée à commettre des actes zoophiles. "Nous étions sidérés, témoigne encore la soignante. Je ne pense pas qu’on puisse être préparé à une telle barbarie". La jeune victime, toujours hospitalisée, s'est vu reconnaître une incapacité totale de travail de six mois.

La ville de Verdun (Meuse) est sous le choc. Une jeune femme de 20 ans est restée pendant un mois séquestrée dans un appartement sous la contrainte de six bourreaux dont un couple de femmes homosexuelles.
"Ici, il y a toujours des va-et-vient: on n'a rien remarqué de particulier, on n'a pas entendu de cris": dans les tours HLM d'un quartier de Verdun (Meuse), où une jeune femme a été torturée et violée pendant un mois, consternation et effroi gagnent les habitants, qui expriment leur culpabilité de n'avoir rien vu.
Dans la tour 18 de ce quartier populaire de Pré-L'Evêque, qui domine "le déversoir", où la Meuse et le canal se rejoignent, six bourreaux ont torturé et violé une jeune femme, dans l'appartement du deuxième étage de Manuel P. "C'était un type simple, parfois un peu bizarre. Surtout depuis qu'il voyait un couple de filles, depuis plusieurs semaines, des filles pas fréquentables", estime Nicolas, 25 ans, le voisin de palier, à qui le suspect avait prévenu la semaine dernière "qu'il allait faire une fête et qu'il y allait avoir un peu de bruit".
Mutilations, brûlures et viols
"Manuel, il pouvait être gentil et poli, mais parfois il nous racontait des histoires. Il y a trois semaines, il m'avait dit qu'il s'en était pris à un handicapé, supposé violeur. Je ne l'avais pas cru", poursuit le voisin, qui s'inquiète que le chat du suspect, Fifille, n'ait pas été récupéré depuis l'interpellation de son maître, vendredi matin.
L'enquête a mis en évidence que les bourreaux s'en étaient pris à leur victime en l'obligeant à s'immerger dans "le déversoir", tout habillée, avant de la contraindre de se dévêtir et de rejoindre l'appartement.
Le calvaire de la victime, 20 ans et légère déficiente mentale, avait commencé un mois plus tôt lorsque, par l'entremise d'un ami commun, elle avait été prise sous l'aile d'un couple d'homosexuelles vivant au centre-ville de Verdun. Jusqu'alors résidente d'un foyer de jeunes travailleurs, la jeune victime, une apprentie dans la restauration, réputée influençable, s'est fait séquestrer dans l'appartement par le couple.
Elle y a subi des mutilations génitales, des viols, s'est fait imposer des actes zoophiles, des brûlures, des coups de cutter et de matraque, avant que les suspectes ne lui rasent les cheveux en faisant d'elle leur esclave sexuelle pendant plusieurs semaines.
Un couple de femmes "un peu dures, pas très avenantes"
"C'était un couple de femmes un peu froides, un peu dures, pas très avenantes", décrit Gilles, le buraliste du Foch, qui se rappelle que "c'était le premier couple de mariées lesbiennes de Verdun".
"Bien sûr, on n'aurait pas imaginé qu'elles faisaient ce genre de choses. C'est une histoire de fous", poursuit le commerçant. Devant l'immeuble décrépi où les tortures ont notamment eu lieu, la consternation gagne les riverains, qui n'ont là non plus "rien entendu". "Elles étaient plutôt discrètes. On n'a jamais eu à se plaindre de bruit ou de cris, les volets de leur appartement du deuxième étage étaient souvent fermés", assure un voisin.
Sans profession, âgés de 19 à 27 ans, les suspects se connaissaient depuis plusieurs mois et certains d'entre eux étaient connus des services de police pour des affaires de stupéfiants. Dimanche soir, ils ont été mis en examen pour actes de torture et de barbarie, viols, ainsi que séquestration pour les deux homosexuelles. Tous ont été écroués.
"Ils reconnaissent les faits, mais sans prendre conscience de leur gravité", a précisé à l'AFP l'avocat de l'un d'entre eux, Me Alexandre Rolland, alors qu'une source judiciaire a confié "n'avoir jamais vu ça en termes de violence et d'horreur".
La victime, qui a réussi à échapper à ses bourreaux en se rendant chez son éducatrice, est toujours hospitalisée et s'est vu reconnaître une incapacité totale de travail de six mois.
(Avec AFP)