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Guilt Is Not A Tory Characteristic ..
West Ham chairman Karren Brady told the club’s fans not to get too nostalgic about leaving their old ground Upton Park, for the Olympic Stadium. “I feel no guilt about moving as I know this move is the right one,” said the woman who secured the stadium which cost taxpayers £701 million, for £15million plus £2.5million-a-year in rent. With the taxpayer also picking up the tab for all the running costs.
So taking such obscene amounts from the public coffers, when her firm will earn £100million from TV alone this summer, leaves her with no guilt. Even though she voted in the Lords for savage tax credit cuts for those who desperately need state support. Proving that guilt is not a Tory characteristic. It’s simply what they make others feel.

( Brian Reade, 14.05.2016 )

What Did Osborne Do? ..
To Thatcher’s children, the market is always right and Government intervention is wrong. Rubbish! When I was Transport Secretary, the head of the company building the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, or HS1, demanded £1.2billion on top of the £1.8billion he’d already been given or the project would collapse. I refused, took HS1 into public ownership, issued Government bonds to raise finance and completed it on time and budget. What did Osborne do? He sold it back to the private sector!
GNER and National Express moaned they couldn’t make the East Coast rail route profitable. Labour took it into public ownership, the service improved, passenger satisfaction increased and it made £1billion profit for the taxpayer over nine years.
Then Osborne sold it back to the private sector!

( John Prescott, 03.04.2016 )

It is an old strategy of tyrants to delude their victims into fighting their battles for them.
( Franklin D. Roosevelt )

When we stand together, we will always win.
When men and women stand together for justice, we win.
When black, white and Hispanic people stand together for justice, we win.
When straight and gay people stand together for justice, we win.
When young and old stand together for justice, we win.
When working families stand together, we win.
( Bernie Sanders )

Meaningless Titles That Refer To Some Lost Empire ..
Once again we’re debating whether England’s national anthem should be something more inspirational than a mumbled, monotone plea to God to save a rich old woman.
Which qualifies every song from Terry Wogan’s Floral Dance to the Tweenies theme tune. Jerusalem appears the favourite alternative, and as beautiful and stirring a socialist hymn as it is, there might be problems with English football fans using it to taunt Germans about how many Jews the Nazis displaced there.
Plus UKIP would no doubt cite “dark satanic mills” as a warning to multiculturalists about foreign child abuse rings in old northern cotton towns. The good news is that no one seems to be opposed to ditching GSTQ, apart from that aristocratic ventriloquist’s dummy Jacob Rees-Mogg, who told the Commons it was a vital link to our “immemorial history” and if we scrapped it “we may as well go the whole hog”.
Actually, make that great news. Because going the whole hog, and questioning why we still indulge most of that antiquated, ceremonial guff, is just what this country needs. And how apt we have the debate in a week when two of the finest English performers of recent decades, David Bowie and Alan Rickman, died.
Because these two Londoners who rose from humble beginnings to forge global artistic profiles, didn’t just die with dignity from the same disease at the same age. They died without Queen’s Honours’ List letters hanging around their names.
Actor Rickman reportedly turned down a CBE, as did Bowie, who also refused a knighthood. Which makes them wonderful, principled human beings.
How I respect honours refuseniks for eschewing meaningless titles that refer to some lost empire, which are given to celebrities to disguise the knighthoods and peerages that are quietly delivered as payback to political cronies.
Bowie said when he turned down his knighthood: “I’d never have any intention of accepting anything like that. It’s not what I spent my life working for”. Words of a true artist who would have felt his work tainted by being bracketed in the same Establishment club that had once frowned on his sexuality and lifestyle.
But what a national disgrace that we don’t have a respected, democratic, non-Masonic way of honouring distinguished talents who refuse to buy into the blatantly corrupt and secretive honours’ system, run by, and for, Establishment lackeys.

( Brian Reade, 16.01.2016 )

Always beware of the fact that the only thing hindering an all-out revolution is your fear of losing the scraps they throw at you.
( Gore Vidal )

If Islam is so wonderful. Then why is every land ruled by them a hellish nightmare from which they are trying to escape?
( Rose Winfold )

Britain Contributed To Global Terrorism ..
Britain has historically contributed to the development of global terrorism, the current threat to Britain is not simply’ blowback’, since Whitehall’s collusion with radical Islam is continuing in order to bolster the British position in the Middle East.
Planners not only continue their special relationships with Riyadh and Islamabad, but they have also recently been conniving with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and Islamists and their supporters in Libya. In a different way, the British are now also in effect collaborating with elements of the Taliban in Afghanistan in a desperate effort to find an exit from an increasingly disastrous war.
The roots of British collusion with radical Islam go back to the divide and rule policies promoted during the empire, when British officials regularly sought to cultivate Muslim groups or individuals to counter emerging nationalist forces challenging British hegemony. It is well known that British planners helped create the modern Middle East during and after the First World War by placing rulers in territories drawn up by British planners. But British policy also involved restoring the Caliphate, the leadership of the Muslim world, back to Saudi Arabia, where it would come under British control, a strategy which had tremendous significance for the future Saudi kingdom and the rest of the world. After the Second World War, British planners were confronted with the imminent loss of empire and the rise of two new superpowers, but were determined to maintain as much political and commercial influence in the world as possible.
Although Southeast Asia and Africa were important to British planners, largely due to their raw material resources, it was the Middle East, due to its colossal oil reserves, over which London mainly wanted to exert influence. Yet here, a major enemy arose in the form of popular Arab nationalism, led by Egypt’s Gamal Abdel Nasser, which sought to promote an independent foreign policy and end Middle Eastern states’ reliance on the West. To contain the threat, Britain and the U.S. not only propped up conservative, pro-Western monarchs and feudal leaders but also fomented covert relationships with Islamist forces, notably the Muslim Brotherhood, to destabilise and overthrow the nationalist governments.

( Mark Curtis, 16.11.2015 )

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a neoliberal assault to maximise profit and domination, and to set the working people in the world in competition with one another so as to lower wages and increase insecurity.
( Noam Chomsky )

The politicians are put there to give you the idea that you have freedom of choice. You don’t. You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything.
( George Carlin )

If I were to run, I would run as a Republican.
They are the dumbest group of voters in the country.
They love anything on Fox News.
I could lie and they would still eat it up.
I bet my numbers would be terrific.
( Donald Trump, People Magazine, 1998 )

A Very Weird, Dated And Unoriginal Person ..
Noel Edmonds got stuck in traffic near to his West Country estate so posted a question on Twitter asking if he was the only person who thought that “Britain is full”.

No you’re not, Noel. Most people who resent foreigners being in their land think that, too, which you’ll hear in France if you ever leave your mansion there.
Britain’s clearly not full as there are many parts which are empty and waiting to be filled. Like Noel Edmond’s work diary. Because he’s a very weird, dated and unoriginal person.
It’s not even the first time he’s gone down this route. Eight years ago he said we should ban immigration because “the bus is full”. He also said he believed in cosmic ordering telling us to write down our dearest wish and it would come true.
But despite me writing that I wanted to remove from Britain all smug oompa-loompas with blow-waved hair and trimmed beards, who achieved fame through partnering an irritating , pink blob (Chegwin not Blobby), it didn’t happen. Clearly.
( Brian Reade, 16.01.2016 )

We had to struggle with the old enemies of peace.. business and financial monopoly, speculation, reckless banking, class antagonism, sectionalism, war profiteering.
They had begun to consider the government of the United States as a mere appendage to their own affairs. We know now that government by organised money is just as dangerous as government by organised mob.
( Franklin D. Roosevelt )

Jihadist Groups Allowed To Operate From London ..
After the Afghanistan war in the 1980s spawned a variety of terrorist forces, including al-Qaida, terrorist atrocities began to be mounted first in Muslim countries and then, in the 1990s, in Europe and the U.S. Yet, Britain continued to see some of these groups as useful, principally as proxy guerilla forces in places as diverse as Bosnia, Azerbaijan, Kosovo and Libya; there, they were used either to help break up the Soviet Union and secure major oil interests or to fight nationalist regimes, this time those of Slobodan Milosevic in Yugoslavia and Muammar Qadafi in Libya.
Throughout this period, many jihadist groups and individuals found refuge in Britain, some gaining political asylum, while continuing involvement in terrorism overseas. Whitehall not only tolerated but encouraged the development of ‘Londonistan’– the capital acting as a base and organising centre for numerous jihadist groups – even as this provided a de facto ‘green light’ to that terrorism.
I suggest that some elements, at least, in the British establishment may have allowed some Islamist groups to operate from London not only because they provided information to the security services but also because they were seen as useful to British foreign policy, notably in maintaining a politically divided Middle East – a long-standing goal of imperial and postwar planners – and as a lever to influence foreign governments’ policies.
( Mark Curtis, 16.11.2015 )

It is our decision to determine whether our age will be defined by the ‘greed is good’ tag line which benefits only the top one per cent of our society, or by the virtues of a welfare state that allows everyone a share in the nation’s economic growth.
We must not let our history be written in the boardrooms of hedge funds and conglomerates, or else we will cease to be a free people.
( Harry Leslie Smith )

If we held a moment of silence for every victim of the Holocaust we would be silent for eleven and a half years.

The Iraq war is the worst crime of the 21st century.
( Noam Chomsky )

Cameron’s Pig-Headedness ..
It took five years for the Tories to tax Google but they’re taxing December’s flood victims now. The £5billion damage was made worse by their refusal to implement the Pitt Report’s recommendations after the 2007 floods. That was compounded by Osborne cancelling flood protection projects, reducing resources and failing to sort out insurance in at-risk areas. Now Cameron is refusing to claim from the EU Solidarity Fund because his Tory Eurosceptics would kick off. Italy, Bulgaria and Romania claimed £40million for their recent floods and Labour secured £127million from the fund in 2007. But thanks to Cameron’s pig-headedness, Brits will now have to cough up increased council tax to pay for the damage. Floody idiots.

( John Prescott, 31.01.2016 )

War is rich old men protecting their property by sending middle class and lower class men off to die. It always has been.
( George Carlin )

Men fight for liberty and win it with hard knocks.
Their children brought up easy, let it slip away again, poor fools.
And their grand-children are once more slaves.
( D.H. Lawrence )

Britain’s Secret Deals With Saudi Arabia ..
British collusion with radical Islam has helped promote two big geo-strategic foreign policy objectives. The first is influence and control over key energy resources, always recognised in the British planning documents as the number one priority in the Middle East. British operations to support or side with Islamist forces have generally aimed at maintaining in power or installing governments that will promote Western-friendly oil policies. The second objective has been maintaining Britain’s place within a pro-Western global financial order. The Saudis have invested billions of dollars in the U.S. and British economies and banking systems, and Britain and the U.S. have similarly large investments and trade with Saudi Arabia; it is these that are being protected by the strategic alliance with Riyadh. Since the period of 1973–75, when British officials secretly made a range of deals with the Saudis to invest their oil revenues in Britain there has been a tacit Anglo–American–Saudi pact to maintain this financial order, which has entailed London and Washington turning a blind eye to whatever else the Saudis spend their money on. This has been accompanied, on the Saudi side, by a strategy of bankrolling Islamist and jihadist causes and a ‘Muslim’ foreign policy aimed at maintaining the Saud family in power.
( Mark Curtis, 16.11.2015 )

The way a government treats refugees is very instructive because it shows you how they would treat the rest of us if they thought they could get away with it.
( Tony Benn )

Before you leave, please take this knife out of my back.
You will probably need to use it again.

The CIA owns everyone of any significance in the major media.
( William Colby, former CIA Director )

Turning Britain Into A Giant Car Boot Sale ..
Flogging Britain at knock-down prices in the Tory one-party chumocracy is another “major success” for George Osborne after his cosy tax gift to Google. The Chancer of the Exchequer selling on the cheap the public assets we all own is giving away the tablecloth and even the table itself after Maggie Thatcher disposed of the family silver. Turning Britain into a giant car boot sale, with City speculators picking up the likes of Royal Mail and Eurostar, lines the pockets of fat-cats. But it will cost us dearly in the long run. Treasury boasts of the “biggest-ever sale of publicly owned corporate and financial assets”, should have fraud cops battering down the Chancellor’s door. Why? Because by incredible coincidence, the winners are the private in-equity pirates, hedge fund sharks and assorted spivs – including financiers of Osborne’s Tory Party. And the losers are we taxpayers. Robbed blind, again.

( Kevin Maguire, 01.02.2016 )

Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it.
( Mark Twain )

When will Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais see the irony in his being so easily offended by the audience taking offence at his offensive jokes?
( Brian Reade, 16.01.2016 )

The Government Pose As Our Protector ..
British policy has contributed to the present threat of terrorism, although this dare not be mentioned in mainstream British culture. It is only the anti-Soviet jihad in 1980s Afghanistan that is wellknown as contributing to the emergence of terrorist groups. Even here, much more attention has been paid to the covert U.S. role than the British.
As for the rest of history, there is virtually complete silence, similar to the darkness that prevails over other episodes in Britain’s recent foreign policy, where less than the noblest of intentions were in evidence. The British public has been deprived of key information to understand the roots of current terrorism and the role that government institutions, who pose as our protectors, have played in endangering us.
( Mark Curtis, 16.11.2015 )

The very right to be human is denied every day to hundreds of millions of people as a result of poverty, the unavailability of basic necessities such as food, jobs, water and shelter, education, health care and a healthy environment.
( Nelson Mandela )

I felt then, as I feel now, that the politicians who took us to war should have been given the guns and told to settle their differences themselves, instead of organising nothing better than legalised mass murder.
( Harry Patch )

Scargill, The Scousers And Doreen Lawrence Were Right All Along ..
The release of 30 year-old papers tell us the private thinking of Thatcher’s government of the 80s, and confirm they were a callous, prejudiced, self-serving elite whose main motivation was defeating groups they viewed as enemies within.
Two years ago we learned they had a secret plan to crush the miners’ union by closing 75 pits, and were prepared to use the Army to achieve that goal. Turned out mad man Scargill was right to be mad all along.
Two years before that we learned they chewed the fat on how to kill off Liverpool. Or as her close confidante Sir Geoffrey Howe put it: “I cannot help feeling that the option of managed decline of Merseyside is one which we should not forget altogether”. Turned out those paranoid Scousers were right to be paranoid all along.
And now we learn that when debating the alienation of young black people in our cities, Oliver Letwin argued there was no point giving them extra funding because it would only end up being blown on the “disco and drug trade”. Letwin’s logic being that rioting is a non-white activity borne of “bad moral attitudes” endemic among black people.
How right Doreen Lawrence has been all these years to question why the white Establishment put such a cheap price on her murdered son’s life.
The Tories’ many allies try to pass off Letwin’s almost criminal racism by saying he’s a one-off who’s prone to gaffes. Yet he is the PM’s chief policy adviser. So how can an Old Etonian who is as remote from the reality of modern Britain as a blind, 97-year-old, solely Gaelic-speaking Outer Hebridean with Alzheimer’s be the main man Cameron turns to for advice? (The clue is in the school).
As Thatcher’s heirs seek to complete her work by destroying the state, dismantling the NHS, crushing the unions and empowering the bankers (look how Osborne has ditched the probe into their Wild West behaviour) to protect their elite, Letwin is the spiritual link to their heroine. A bearer of the prejudiced flame.
I hope that everyone outside of that elite who helped elect them in May feels good about themselves. Especially those in the flooded parts of the north, who believed the savage cuts they voted for would only affect welfare scroungers. Yet now realise that Osborne was slashing vital funds from every budget that didn’t affect him and his chums. And with you being irrelevant northern oiks, hundreds of miles from the only flood defence that matters, the Thames Barrier, who cares? As Johnny Rotten said at the last Sex Pistols gig: “Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?”

( Brian Reade, 02.01.2016 )

Good government generally begins in the family, and if the moral character of a people once degenerate, their political character must soon follow.
( Elias Boudinot )

We would all like to vote for the best man but he is never a candidate.
( Kin Hubbard )

He’s Not As Nice In Private As You Might Think ..
Was anyone really shocked at David Cameron referring to the Calais refugees as “a bunch of migrants”? This is someone who was supping champagne and eating caviar on Concorde with the Gettys when he was 11. Who no doubt, whenever he left Eton, had to get a fag to hold a hanky to his nose to hide the ghastly smell of the plebs wafting over from the Slough estates. Michael Portillo once said of him: “I’ve heard he’s not as nice in private as you might think. It was said by people beneath him”. 

( Brian Reade, 30.01.2016 )

If you’re listening to a rock star in order to get your information on who to vote for, you’re a bigger moron than they are.
( Alice Cooper )

When you vote, vote for your hopes, don’t vote for your fears.

The Politically-Correct Jobsworths ..
The politically-correct jobworths across the nation who delight in making much out of nothing. Common sense is no longer common.
So backward, so out of time and place in the modern world.
You have to sometimes pity the idiots.
( Rose Winfold )

Duff Info From Intelligent Forces ..
There was a beautiful irony in the small print of the 30-year-old state papers from 1985. The Thatcher government was warned by intelligence forces that milk bottles were being stolen in London and Merseyside to be used in the making of petrol bombs for future riots. But it turned out to be duff info. The bottles were just being stolen by skint families for their, erm, milk. Perhaps partly because when Thatcher was Education Secretary she stole milk from school classrooms. As they like to say in looney left-hating circles, you couldn’t make it up.
( Brian Reade, 02.01.2016 )

His “Cunning Plans” Always Get Exposed As Being As Daft As His Haircut ..
If you Google the word “gullible” you’ll find a picture of the Chancer of the Exchequer looking at you. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland –– a week-long egoist for billionaires –– George Osborne hailed the “major success” of getting Google to pay tax on its 10-year profits of £7.2billion. If it were any other company, it would have paid 20% corporation tax of £1.5billion. Instead he let it cough up an extra £130million on top of the measly £70million it had already paid. That’s a tax rate of about 3%.
Compare that to Italy, where Google is being told to pay £113million in tax on profits of £760million. That’s a tax rate of 15% – five times more than what Osborne agreed.
If the Chancellor had followed Italy’s lead the UK taxpayer would get £1billion. That would build more than 4,000 council homes, guarantee a 3% pay rise for every nurse in the UK until the end of this decade or fund the flood defence projects they cancelled. Even the French are demanding Google pay three times as much tax than Osborne settled for. So why did the internet giant get such a good deal?
Well, I went online and googled “Tory, Google and links” to see if I could find any clues. When the Tories were in opposition, Google paid for Cameron to attend their annual conference twice –– in 2006 and 2007. Then in the first two years of the Conservative-led coalition, Tory ministers met Google executives 23 times. The Prime Minister saw them three times. Osborne four. Then between January 2014 and September 2015, Google met Government ministers 25 times. Google was effectively meeting a Government minister once a month.
Within six months of coming to power, Osborne was writing joint articles with Google boss Eric Schmidt. It seemed Google had joined the Coalition. In a way it had –– Schmidt was made a member of the PM’s Business Advisory Council, and three years ago he attended a tax avoidance summit at No 10. A bit like inviting King Herod to a childcare seminar. And in 2011, Osborne went to Google’s Zeitgeist conference and excitedly hailed “the impact that you are having – as internet entrepreneurs, innovators, technologists – on the world of government and politics”. He wasn’t wrong. Many senior figures have moved between Google and the Tories.
Former Tory leader Michael Howard’s political secretary Rachel Whetstone – a close friend of Cameron – became Google’s spin doctor and policy chief. She just so happened to be married to Cameron’s No 10 director of strategy Steve Hilton.
And Cameron made Google’s former MD of Europe, Joanna Shields, his digital advisor and then a peer so she could become one of his ministers. Why move to a tax haven when you can cut a deal with HMRC which is championed by the British Chancellor in a billionaire Swiss ski resort? Talk about mates’ rates.
Osborne boasts about the Northern Powerhouse, then cuts funding to Northern councils by up to 40%. He brags of a National Living Wage when it’s just a rebranded minimum wage (brought in by Labour) subsidised by tax credit cuts. Osborne is the Baldrick of the Tory Party. His “cunning plans” always get exposed as being as daft as his haircut.

( John Prescott, 31.01.2016 )

Do The Tories Hate The UK? ..
So, in the space of a couple of weeks the Tories lobby the EU against taking action on corporate tax avoidance and now so-called Business Secretary Sajid Javid stops any EU action against the Chinese dumping cheap steel on the UK and European markets. Do the Tories hate the UK, apart from the City of London that is?
( Bill Edmunds, 15.02.2016 )

The British Public Must Wake Up ..
Tory ministers such as Business Secretary Sajid Javid are false patriots. He has blocked the increase of European tariffs on Chinese steel which would have made Britain’s steel industry more competitive. The British public must wake up. They have swallowed the Tory lie blaming the unions, benefit claimants and immigrants for all of our problems. All this does is play into the hands of the corrupt, wealthy elite. The fact that the European Commission is on the side of our steelworkers and others must surely send out a signal that to leave the EU would be a catastrophic own goal.
( Derek C. Ray, 15.02.2016 )

A Complete Embarrassment ..
What a bunch of spineless, hypocritical Chinese puppets Cameron, Osborne and Javid are. It seems they would rather have people on the dole than upset their mates in Beijing. They are a complete embarrassment to this country.

( Dean Simon, 15.02.2016 )

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