Propaganda Is Masked As News

The media is a closed shop for the privileged, the press being mostly run by wealthy oligarchs who defend a status quo from which they benefit.
( Owen Jones, 23.08.2018 )

A ‘no deal’ Brexit would be an unmitigated disaster – and the fact that UK Government is even talking about it is evidence of their abject failure.
That they once had the nerve to tell us that independence threatened our place in Europe adds insult to injury. Scotland deserves better.
( Nicola Sturgeon, 23.08.2018 )

All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
( Edgar Allan Poe )

It’s often said we become the average of those we spend the most time with.

Life is so very difficult.. How can we be anything but kind.
( Buddha )

We live in the most complex, sophisticated biological masterpiece on earth.
We must do everything we can to look after it.
Take care of your body, you live in it.

A free press is essential to our democracy, but much of our press isn’t very free at all.. I want media workers to be free to do their best work, not held back by billionaire owners, tech giants or the state.
( Jeremy Corbyn, 23.08.2018 )

We live in a time when ignorance is disguised as politics, propaganda is masked as news, and greed is dismissed as capitalism.

Abundance is not a number or acquisition.
It is the simple recognition of enoughness.
( Alan Cohen )

May all that have life be delivered from suffering.
( Buddha )

Health is not just what you’re eating, it is also what you are thinking and saying.

Those who are awake live in a state of constant amazement.
( Buddha )

Those who are weak, those who are afraid, will more easily accept the policies and believe the propaganda from Government.

If a man earnestly seeks a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from animal food.
( Leo Tolstoy )

The truth is very bitter.. There is no purpose for humans.. The only purpose is to propagate and consume resources.. In Nature, humans are the most useless species.. If we disappear, Nature will thrive.. The bacteria, the fly, the insects, the algae, the plants all have more important roles.
( Rohit Kale )

The Nazis used the term ‘Socialist’ to cover the fact that they were not socialists.
The clue is in the fact that they killed all the real socialists first.. Read some history.
( Penny Flynn )

The claim is not hysterical..
From health to disability benefits to prisons, it’s clear that Tory policies cost lives.
( Zoe Williams, Guardian, 13.11.2017 )

The harsh austerity plan rolled out under consecutive Conservative Governments has been linked to 120,000 deaths in Britain.
( Jack Peat, London Economic, 16.11.2017 )

Truth v Propaganda

People will come to love their oppression, to adore the technologies that undo their capacities to think.
( Aldous Huxley )

Due to Government cuts, around 900,000 old folk in the UK on Pension Credit are no longer eligible for emergency cold weather payments. Targeting the vulnerable seems to be the policy of the Conservative Party.

Ideologies are exportable, and legitimise attempts to alter the internal regimes of other countries ( such as the USA’s recent attempt to bring ‘democracy’ to Iraq ).
( Peter Hitchens )

Russian gangsters with their stolen loot are allowed to live freely in Britain.. Russian traitors are given refuge there.. And the UK Government descend into uncontrollable, deranged hysteria over the consequences of their own shifty dealings.

Politicians and media fear-mongering demonising Russia for political agenda is now the norm in the Western world.. Russia pose no threat to the West .. We all need to wake up and look closely at who benefits from the propaganda and the scare-mongering.

Why have we unquestionably allowed public servants to replace the three-letter word ‘lie’ with the three-word phrase ‘error of judgment’ ?
( Brian Reade, 24.02.2018 )

Just by listening to, and observing the actions of some people, even some in our Governments, it does seem that intelligence is in short supply. Common-sense is almost non-existent among those who are in charge. Greed, self-interest and vanity is rampant among those in power.

It seems that the American people have been conditioned to hate Russia.
Both the Democrats and the Republicans accuse Russia of meddling in elections and hacking just about everyone.
The people of America need to wake up.
Russia poses no threat to the West, they have more important things to attend to.
I think the ‘enemy’ of America lies within.
( Dion Felsrow )

Britain Refuses To Back Investigation Into War Crimes By Saudi Arabia ..
Britain vowed not to back a proposed UN investigation into possible war crimes by Saudi Arabia in Yemen after the Kingdom threatened to review its trade with nations who backed the move.. A Saudi-led coalition has been waging war in northern Yemen for more than two years against Houthi rebel forces who are opposed to the country’s leader, President Abdrabbuh Mansour.. More than 10,000 have been killed – many of whom are said to be civilians – and some 50,000 injured, figures show, after mostly air strike attacks by fighter jets dispatched by Riyadh.. It comes after figures from charity War Child UK claimed that British arms companies have earned more than £6billion from trade with Saudi Arabia since the conflict erupted.. UN members Holland and Canada have called for an inquiry into alleged war crimes by the Saudis in its campaigns against the Houthi forces over its border with Yemen.. But the Kingdom said it “will not accept” any outside investigation into the allegations and warned countries that supported the move could see their trade with the Saudis suffer.. A letter distributed by the kingdom read: “Adopting The Netherlands/Canadian draft resolution in the Human Rights Council may negatively affect the bilateral political economic relations with Saudi Arabia”, according to the news agency AFP.. Britain’s Middle East and North Africa minister Alistair Burt said “finding a resolution for the conflict in Yemen was a high priority”, but added the UK would not support the proposed UN inquiry.
( Independent, 28.09.2017 )

Thousands of unnecessary deaths, millions suffering pain and misery.. Homelessness, suicides, violent crime at highest recorded levels.. The money-laundering, drug capital of Europe.. This is the UK, ruled by an incompetent, greedy, selfish, arrogant government.
The weak and the vulnerable and the powerless are blamed for economic ills and left to wither.. While those at the top, responsible for all the shit and all the misery, are exonerated and grow richer.

I suppose it’s possible that Russia, a country with no ideology, a falling population and a GDP the size of Italy, is in some way threatening western democracy, though I can’t think why. Main threat to western democracy is intellectual decline of western media and politicians.
( Peter Hitchens )

Politics is no longer Left v Right.. It’s Truth v Propaganda.

Most world religions denounced war as a barbaric waste of human life.
We treasured the teachings of these religions so dearly that we frequently had to wage war in order to impose them on other people.
( Jon Stewart )

Almost Half Of British Arms Exports Go To Saudi Arabia ..
The UK Government has absolutely no problem murdering innocent civilians on foreign soil.. It has no problem engaging in acts of aggression with and on behalf of other nations.. It has no problem extracting profits from the sale of armaments to genocidal regimes.. It has no problem subjecting its own citizens to the head-choppers and covering up their massive, organised, systematic raping of British girls.. Almost half of British arms exports go to Saudi Arabia, up fivefold since they intervened in Yemen’s civil war.. British bombs are being dropped by British planes maintained by British personnel over one of the world’s poorest countries.. Tens of thousands of people have died, if not from direct bombardment then from starvation or disease as a result of the Saudi-led blockade and the deliberate destruction of civilian infrastructure.. The Department for International Trade employs hundreds of civil servants as sales reps for the private arms industry.. No other export industry of the same size enjoys such a perk.. Liam Fox, the International Trade Secretary, has said he would ‘personally lead on helping the defence and security industries to export’.

I don’t blame Farage for hating the EU really.
Imagine having to keep attending an institution where everyone is smarter than you even in their second language.
( Ralf Little )

I am here to acknowledge and represent the African-American girls whose stories don’t lead on the evening news.. I represent the African-American women who are victims of gun violence, who are simple statistics instead of being vibrant, beautiful girls full of potential.
( Naomi Wadler )

The UK Government have picked another £48million from the magic money tree to invest in building a chemical weapons defence centre to tackle what it says is a growing threat from Russia and North Korea.
The sick and the homeless and the children in poverty will have to wait.

Every single major BBC commentator is a Tory voter.
Many have actually worked for the party in the past.
Bias is therefore unavoidable, whether conscious or not.
( Mel Melvin )

Best For Britain ? ..
Hungarian/American multi-billionaire financier George Soros plans to give up to half a billion to overturn the referendum result decided by the British people.. He’s handed it to a campaign group called Best For Britain.
Soros has got a interesting record on doing what’s best for Britain.
He took on the Bank of England by betting against the pound in 1992.. Britain was then part of the European Exchange Rate Mechanism, a device to align all currencies ahead of the introduction of the euro.. This meant us following the German mark.. But because the Tories had made our economy weaker than Germany’s, their attempt to follow the ERM made matters worse, leading to low interest rates and high inflation.. The Tories started putting up interest rates to try to boost the pound’s value, but Soros began shorting the pound – effectively selling heavily on the currency.. The Tories were then forced to push up our interest rates from 10 to 12% in one day and up to 15% the following morning.. When that failed to stop the crisis, they pulled out of the ERM on Black Wednesday, costing the taxpayer over £3billion and earning Soros $1billion .. Now he wants to interfere again in Britain’s business by making us stay in the EU.
( John Prescott, 18.02.2018 )

People, including politicians, who express opinions that go against the agenda of the Government are being insulted and vilified, not only by the Tory-supporting media, but by Government ministers.. This is not democracy, nor is it respectful, nor is it how Britain should be.

They did it to the first Labour Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald with the fake Zinoviev Letter.. They did it to Harold Wilson and they did it to trade union leader Jack Jones.. And now the Right are doing it to Jeremy Corbyn.. Quoting dodgy East European sources to prove that everyone on the Left is a spy who wants to sell this country into the hands of communism.. Thank God they think Corbyn is that much of a threat to their Thatcherite agenda.
( Brian Reade, 24.02.2018 )

The US, the EU and Israel have a list of targets and agendas in the Middle East but Russia poses a problem, disrupting the outcome in Syria and supporting Iran.. Just one reason for the scaremongering, propaganda, and false claims that Russia is a threat to the West.
( Dion Felsrow )

A country where the media attack the opposition rather than the government is a country where freedom is under threat.
( Peter Hitchens )

NHS hospitals are borrowing record amounts of money from the Government. Figures reveal that Hospital trusts owed £7.5billion in loans in 2016/17, up from £5billion on the previous year. The Government should be giving, not loaning it to them. After all, it’s taxpayers’ money.

She is a charisma free, mentally fragile calamity in waiting, which would be wonderful if she were merely a Tory leader.. But she’s in charge of Britain at its most crucial negotiating time with foreign powers since Suez.. And rather than resemble a statesman from the 1950s she looks increasingly like she’s playing the senile nun in Call The Midwife.
( Brian Reade, on UK PM Theresa May, 24.02.2018 )

The Unlucky Victims Of Cameron’s Childish Vanity ..
Whose fault is it that so many of our fellow creatures have drowned in the Mediterranean on the way to Britain ? Whose fault will it be when many more do so, crying out for help that will not come, in the future ?
One thing is quite certain. Completely avoidable actions have made this crisis much worse. The worst action of all was the unforgivable stupid decision by David Cameron and others to over-throw Colonel Gaddafi’s state in Libya. I am still amazed that this blunder did not destroy Mr Cameron, as it should have done.
Like all shallow modern politicians, he wanted a cheap and victorious war to make him seem more important than he is.. Libya and its people were the unlucky victims of his childish vanity.. Not only did this bird-brained action turn Libya into a hideous, bloody chaos without hope, it removed the single most important barrier between Europe and the Third World.. Without Gaddafi’s stringent control of his coastline, the economic refugees of the whole of Africa and much of the Middle East (many of them fleeing wars and conflicts begun or encouraged by us) can clamber into coffin ships and set out across the Mediterranean.. Liberal vanity kills and goes on killing.. And it is all the worse because the culprits continue to have such high opinions of themselves.
( An extract from an article by Peter Hitchens, 02.11.2014 )

In 1991 when the Communist Party was crushed and the USSR collapsed, the Russians believed there was an unspoken agreement that, in return for this, they would be allowed their dignity.. Yet for the last 25 years they have been falsely accused of all sorts to hide Western agendas.
( Dion Felsrow )

The Things That Separate Us

Quiet people have the loudest minds.
( Stephen Hawking )

Dumb politicians are not the problem..
The problem is the dumb people that keep voting for them.

The American Way ..
A Nation that has the death penalty, allows its citizens to carry guns, has the largest stockpile of nuclear weapons on the planet, and threatens smaller Nations with violence and invasions in an attempt to make them behave how they don’t.

Although I am a typical loner in daily life, my consciousness of belonging to the invisible community of those who strive for truth, beauty and justice has preserved me from feeling isolated.
( Albert Einstein )

Don’t fear weapons of mass destruction..
Fear weapons of mass distraction.

What we know is a drop, what we don’t know is an ocean.
( Isaac Newton, 1643-1727 )

Privilege is when you think something is not a problem because it’s not a problem to you personally.

Never be deceived that the rich will allow you to vote away their wealth.
( Lucy Parsons, 1853-1942 )

Common sense is not a gift..
It’s a punishment because you have to deal with all those who don’t have it.

My goal is simple.. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.
( Stephen Hawking )

I am in competition with no one.
I have no desire to play the game of being better than anyone.
I’m simply trying to be better than the person I was yesterday.

It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his job depends on not understanding it.
( Upton Sinclair, 1878-1968 )

We won’t find a cure for life-threatening diseases until we find a cure for greed and selfishness.

Those of us who are warm and dry and safe and well-fed must show up for those who are cold and wet and endangered and hungry.. That’s a rule of life.. Every ethical and religious and spiritual tradition in the world agrees on that rule.
( Elizabeth Gilbert )

Fear doesn’t stop death, it stops life.

Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one.. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now.
( Eckhart Tolle )

Yes, I’m crazy .. No, you can’t have some.

The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.
( Eckhart Tolle )

Governments don’t want an intelligent population, because people who can think critically can’t be ruled.. They want a public who are just smart enough to pay taxes and dumb enough to keep voting for them.

True humility is not thinking less of yourself.. It is thinking of yourself less.
( Rick Warren )

Freedom Of Speech ..
You are not a racist for simply discussing your concern about the barbaric ideology of Islam, and how Muslim immigration can destroy your country’s quality of life, like it has in some European countries.. Don’t buy into political correctness bull-shit your government is trying to dump on you.. Freedom of speech is something you should never allow government to take from you, as your children will never get it back.

Civil disobedience becomes a sacred duty when the State has become lawless or corrupt.
( Mahatma Gandhi )

A privileged, entitlement culture lurks at the heart of the Conservative Government.

If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people things they do not want to hear.
( George Orwell )

He said, “Don’t you feel lonely living in your own little world ?”
She replied, “Don’t you feel powerless living in other peoples’ worlds ?”

I’m like Victoria Beckham, you know, when she’s really, really, really hungry, she has a piece of lettuce.
( Anne Robinson )

Men should be glad that women just want equality and not revenge.

Worry pretends to be necessary but serves no useful purpose.
( Eckhart Tolle )

Keeping Them In Control Was Not Difficult ..
Heavy physical work, the care of home and children, petty quarrels with neighbours, films, football, beer, and above all, gambling filled up the horizon of their minds.. To keep them in control was not difficult.. All that was required of them was a primitive patriotism which could be appealed to whenever it was necessary to make them accept longer working hours or shorter rations.. And when they become discontented, as they sometimes did, their discontentment led nowhere, because being without general ideas, they could only focus it on petty specific grievances.
( George Orwell )

The Things That Separate Us ..
That’s all the media and the politicians are ever talking about, the things that separate us.. Things that make us different from one another.. That’s the way the ruling class operates in any society.. They try to divide the rest of the people.. They keep the lower and the middle classes fighting with each other so that they, the rich, can run off with all the fucking money.
( George Carlin, 1937-2008 )

Governments want efficient technicians, not human beings, because human beings become dangerous to governments, and to organised religions as well.. That is why governments and religious organisations seek to control education.
( Jiddu Krishnamurti, 1895-1986 )

The British and American Intelligence along with the Israeli Mossad worked to create the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).. A terrorist organisation that is able to attract all extremists of the world to one place, using a strategy called “The Hornet’s Nest”.. It is created to protect the Zionist Entity of Israel by creating it with religious and Islamic slogans.. The only solution to protect the Jewish State is to create ISIS near its borders.
( Edward Snowden )

Controlled poverty is what the Tory wants, not the abolition of poverty.
( Nye Bevan, 1897-1960 )

A German Soldier Shot Her Dead ..
My grandmother was ill in bed when the Nazis came to her home town.
A German soldier shot her dead in her bed.
My grandmother did not die to provide cover for Israeli soldiers murdering Palestinian grandmothers in Gaza.. The present Israeli government ruthlessly and cynically exploits the continuing guilt from gentiles over the slaughter of Jews in the Holocaust as justification for their murder of Palestinians.
( Sir Gerald Kaufman, 1930-2017 )

Land Seized By Force ..
Consider how the so-called owners of the land got hold of it.
They simply seized it by force, afterwards hiring lawyers to provide them with title-deeds.. In the case of the enclosure of the common lands, which was going on from about 1600 to 1850, the land-grabbers did not even have the excuse of being foreign conquerors.. They were quite frankly taking the heritage of their own countrymen, upon no sort of pretext except that they had the power to do so.. It is desirable that people should own their own dwelling houses, and it is probably desirable that a farmer should own as much land as he can actually farm.. But the ground-landlord in a town area has no function and no excuse for existence.. He is merely a person who has found out a way of milking the public while giving nothing in return.. He causes rents to be higher, he makes town planning more difficult, and he excludes children from green spaces.. That is literally all that he does, except to draw his income.
( George Orwell, 1903-1950 )

Capitalism has outlawed its usefulness.
It takes necessities from the masses to give luxuries to the classes.
( Martin Luther King, Jr., 1929-1968 )

Capitalism is the astounding belief that the most wickedest of men will do the most wickedest of things for the greatest good of everyone.
( John Maynard Keynes, 1883-1946 )

The war is not meant to be won.. It is meant to be continuous.
( George Orwell, 1903-1950 )

I would like to see every single soldier on every single side, just take off your helmet, unbuckle your kit, lay down your rifle, and set down at the side of some shady lane, and say, nope, I aint a gonna kill nobody.. Plenty of rich folks want to fight.. Give them the guns.
( Woody Guthrie, 1912-1967 )

In politics, nothing happens by accident.
If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
( Franklin D. Roosevelt )

When wealth is passed off as merit, bad luck is seen as bad character.
This is how ideologues justify punishing the sick and the poor.
But poverty is neither a crime nor a character flaw.
Stigmatise those who let people die, not those who struggle to live.
( Sarah Kendzior )

Every Dream Is A Prophecy

We’re back to the same lies that got us into Iraq.
Do we never learn to question the propaganda ?
( Ron Paul )

You might be an economic illiterate if you think roads created business success and not the other way round.
( Ron Paul )

Why do I find it so annoying to be told cuts in the public services we rely on are essential… By people with tennis courts, swimming pools, nannies, private health insurance and offshore bank accounts !
( R.S. Hutchison, April 2010 )

Wouldn’t it be great if we could inflict Conservative policies only on people who voted Conservative.

If you want others to be happy, practise compassion.
If you want to be happy, practise compassion.
( Dalai Lama )

Be brave .. Even if you’re not, pretend to be.
No one can tell the difference.

The earth, like the sun, like the air, belongs to everyone and to no one.
( Edward Paul Abbey )

Beautiful faces are everywhere..
But beautiful minds are hard to find.

There is nothing in the world like a persuasive speech to fuddle the mental apparatus and upset the convictions and debauch the emotions of an audience not practised in the tricks and delusions of oratory.
( Mark Twain )

It’s a man’s job to respect a woman.
It is a woman’s job to give him something to respect.

The environment should be put in the category of our National Security.
Defence of our resources is just as important as defence abroad.
Otherwise, what is there to defend ?
( Robert Redford )

I’m not anti-social, I’m selectively social.
There’s a difference.

The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.
( Edward Paul Abbey )

A religion will hide the truth if the truth would destroy their religion.
Science will hide the truth if the truth would destroy their theory.

Why is it that countries which we call ‘strong’ are so powerful in creating wars but so weak in bringing peace ?
Why is that giving guns is so easy but giving books is so hard ?.. We have already taken many steps in the right direction.. Now is the time to take a leap.
( Malala Yousafzai )

When talking to a stupid person, it’s a good idea to pretend you are not stupid.

The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the constitution so the second will not become the legalised version of the first.
( Thomas Jefferson )

Deceit for personal gain is a shameful recurring crime among our politicians and so-called public servants.
( R S Hutchison )

A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.
( George Bernard Shaw )

There are moments in life when you wish you could bring someone down from Heaven.. Just to give them one more hug, a kiss, and to hear their voice.

He knows nothing, and he thinks he knows everything.
That points clearly to a political career.
( George Bernard Shaw )

Our governments are full of career politicians, interested only in themselves, not caring a damn about the welfare of the people.

When the rich rob the poor it’s called business.
When the poor fight back it’s called violence.
( Mark Twain )

I think I need to see somebody who knows about mad people to tell me that I’m not one of them.

Patriotism is a conviction that your country is better because you were born in it.
( George Bernard Shaw )

Men were given strength by God to protect women.
So, if you are a man and you hurt a woman..
You have no right to call yourself a man.. An asshole, perhaps.

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
( George Bernard Shaw )

Just because something has been done for years, it doesn’t make it right.

All your memories are behind you.
All your dreams are before you.
All those you love are around you.
All that you need is within you.
( Florence Emily Hookins )

April Fool’s Day ..
A day when people pause to think if what they read or see on the internet is true or not.. A skill sorely lacking during the rest of the year.

My way of joking is to tell the truth.
It’s the funniest joke in the world.
( George Bernard Shaw )

All great truths begin as blasphemies.
( George Bernard Shaw )

Every dream is a prophecy.
Every jest is an earnest in the womb of time.
( George Bernard Shaw )

Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer but the right answer.
Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
( John F. Kennedy )

I will never understand how politicians who call themselves Christian can read the Gospels and then treat the poor and the sick like dirt.
( James Martin )

We’ve become now an oligarchy instead of a democracy.
( Jimmy Carter )

Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.
( Theodore Roosevelt )

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
( Ephesians, 6:12, King James version )

Society is like a stew.. If you don’t stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top.
( Edward Paul Abbey )

In 2012, research in New Zealand found an irreversible reduction in intelligence is just one cost of smoking cannabis from your early teens.

Religions, invented by man, have increasingly become a corrupt mechanism of manipulating large chunks of the population and attacking humane thought.
( R.S. Hutchison, November, 2015 )

The Earth will continue to cleanse itself while material and negative things collapse and cease to be.
( William Roache )

Until It Ends, There Is No End

Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed.
Everything else is public relations.
( George Orwell )

If I’m wrong, educate me.. Don’t belittle me.

The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about.
( Wayne Dyer, 1940-2015 )

Our population is being replaced by people with norms and values that are not ours.
( Geert Wilders )

Leaving would cause business uncertainty, while embroiling the Government for years in a fiddly process of negotiating new arrangements, so diverting energy from the real problems that have nothing to do with Europe.
( Boris Johnson, February 2016 )

Because of new laws brought in by the Conservative Government, the UK is now ranked 40th in the world for freedom of press.
The 2017 World Press Freedom Index ranks the UK behind countries such as Costa Rica, Jamaica, Estonia, Slovakia, Samoa, Czech Republic, Namibia, Uruguay, Ghana, Latvia, South Africa, Liechtenstein, Chile, Trinidad and Tobago, Andorra, Lithuania, and Slovenia.

Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine.
( Arthur Stanley Eddington, 1882-1944 )

Others rain on your parade because they are jealous of your sun when they only have shade.
( Eileen Hutchison, 1926-2008 )

We are all of us clocks whose faces tell the passing years.
( Arthur Stanley Eddington, 1882-1944 )

This soulless nature of the scientific world need not worry those who are persuaded that the main significances of our environment are of a more spiritual character.
( Arthur Stanley Eddington, 1882-1944 )

I mean what I say and I say what I mean.
There won’t be an early election.
There should be no general election until 2020.
( Theresa May, 30.06.2016 )

We have leaders and politicians who have lost sight of the truth..
And have replaced truth with laws and regulations to further their greed.

It’s Sheriff-of-Nottingham times.
Why aren’t the bankers in the dock ?
The working classes are suffering in this country.
They’re a joke in the media – they’re portrayed as chavs and rioters.
( Paul O’Grady )

There was a time when science wasn’t taken seriously and religion ruled the world.
We called it the Dark Ages.

Education makes us a white man’s equal..
The lack of it makes us his victim.
( Joe Medicine Crow, 1913-2016 )

Passports ? ..
When government takes your right to travel and sells it back to you.

The belly is an ungrateful wretch..
It never remembers past favours, it always wants more tomorrow.
( Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, 1918-2008 )

Until it ends, there is no end.

In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future.. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.
( Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, 1918-2008 )

Fire Officers Warn That Cuts Pose A Risk ..
Chief fire officers have warned that further budget cuts pose a risk to community safety as official figures revealed the biggest increase in fire deaths for a decade.
The latest figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government show that 294 people died in fires in England during 2015, an increase of 21% compared with the 242 deaths recorded in 2014 and the largest increase since figures were published in 2001-02.. The chief fire officers from the six largest English cities outside London said the rise was worrying as the fire service faces budget cuts of up to 50% by 2020, from the 2010 benchmark.
( The Guardian, April 2016 )

A Horror Caused Entirely By Us ..
It is almost physically painful to listen to our political leaders as they jut their chins, do their Churchill imitations, and march towards yet another disaster.
I ask all these people to see if they can arrange a weekend break in Libya, the country they ‘liberated’ a couple of years ago.. The Tripoli airport, alas, long ago closed and seems to have been burned down.. But perhaps they can hitch a ride on one of the pirate boats that criss-cross the Mediterranean, bringing uncontrollable legions of migrants to Italy, bound for Calais.. That filthy business, too, is the fault of our Prime Minister and those who supported his Libya adventure.. The disturbing scenes at Calais, as migrants battle to board British-bound ships, are David Cameron’s direct responsibility, and the responsibility of all those who uncritically backed his adventure.
Nobody goes to Libya, now a cauldron of blood and screams where no sane person will venture, a horror caused entirely by us.
( Peter Hitchens, 07.09.2014 )

Laid-Back Italians More Productive Than UK ..
For all George Osborne’s bluster, Britain remains a low-wage, low-output economy.. British workers put in the longest hours in Europe yet produce less than any other major industrialised nation.. The French could take every Friday off and still produce more each week than we do.. And even the laid-back Italians are nine per cent more productive than us.. Of the original fifteen EU states, only Europe’s basket cases Greece and Portugal have lower hourly wages.. Instead of investing in plant and technology essential for long-term growth, business is investing in labour because it is so cheap.
( Nigel Nelson, 13.12.2015 )

If you’ve come into our country and you commit a crime, you should be deported, end of story.
( Ray Winstone, December 2008 )

We don’t have to be unequal.. Poverty isn’t inevitable.
It doesn’t have to be unfair.. Things can, and will change.
( Jeremy Corbyn )

George Orwell ..
George Orwell was a patriotic, liberty-loving socialist who learned to loathe most of his Leftist comrades.. His writing, unlike theirs, was as clear as a newly cleaned windowpane.. That is because he, unlike them, refused to lie for the cause, and admitted its faults.. They loathed him for it when he was alive, and they always will loathe him for it.
( Peter Hitchens, 07.09.2014 )

British voters and European leaders should have one thing in common.. Not trusting David Cameron.. As slippery as a mud wrestler covered in grease.
The only thing open about Mr Cameron is his gaping mouth when he’s telling porkies.
( Daily Mirror, 18.12.2015 )

ISIL hasn’t come from nowhere.
ISIL isn’t funded by nobody.
ISIL doesn’t sell its oil to nobody.
ISIL doesn’t receive its arms from nowhere.
You’ve got to ask some questions about the arms sales we’ve made to many countries around the Gulf.. And we’ve got to ask some questions of the bankers and the banking system that allows that oil money to go in and out.
( Jeremy Corbyn )

Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders.
That is easy.. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.. It works the same way in any country.
( Hermann Wilhelm Göring, German politician, military leader, and leading member of the Nazi Party )

I was born with my heart on my sleeve
A fire in my soul
And a mouth I can’t control.

It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.
( Mark Twain )

Theresa May has the warmth, wit and oratorical ability of a fridge-freezer.
( Rod Little )

Judged by its own stated goals, government austerity policy isn’t working.. Of course, the reality is that austerity policies are actually designed to dismantle the welfare state, bring down wages and fully marketise the economy, destroying all social and economic gains of ordinary people since the second world war.. So from the government point of view the policies are working.
( Ken Loach )

There’s a very good chance that I’ve called some very nice people some very bad names when I’ve been stuck in traffic.

I told the then Prime minister that the fall of Baghdad would not be the beginning of the beginning and that the fanaticism and extremism that you will unleash will travel and cascade everywhere including onto our own streets.
( George Galloway )