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Friday, 20 September 2013

LibDem Filth and Corruption

Anyone voting for, supporting or God Forbid being a member of the LibDem party is complicit in the vilest and most foul electoral filth and corruption this nation has seen in centuries. Forget the conman Clegg's crocodile tears and theatrical stage hysteria, forget the lying, hypocritical party rhetoric about policy, for this is a criminal cabal without an ounce of morality or social or democratic responsibility, an offensive fart in the face of democracy, and should be wiped from the political history of this nation and its reputation salted. 

40,000 fools, teachers and the simply deeply corrupt and self-interested con-persons who make up this bankrupt and grasping private club should remember, as the Speccie does:-
For decades now the Westminster voting system has been unfair to the Tories. Boundary changes lag population movements, corralling Tories into larger constituencies. As a result, Labour can win on a far smaller share of the vote than the Tories. Tony Blair secured a comfortable majority in 2005 with 35 per cent of the vote, while David Cameron fell short of one with 36 per cent in 2010. Cameron tried to address this imbalance by reducing the number of MPs and equalising constituency sizes, but the Liberal Democrats — aware of the electoral harm this would do to them — killed the idea off.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

The real time machine

Jump on a District Line train at Mile End if you dare; Multi-Drug resistant TB is prevalent here, and the old Bengali fellow on the next seat is hacking away chronically. The University of London has also found that public transport in East London is likely to be infested by bedbugs, lice and scabies mites - the traditional fellow travellers to squalor, dirt and overcrowding. As those heavy DC motors kick in on your westwards journey the passenger mix will change completely as you reach the City; the cleaners and burger-flippers from the East will alight and the temporary daytime population takes over. 

Half way along your journey the train passes Westminster, cradle of the world's democracy and now a tourist venue to rival Disneyworld, even complete with costumed actors pretending to be actual representatives of the British people. Fifty-four minutes later you'll be in leafy green Richmond as the gentle broad Thames flows languidly through flower flecked meadows. Fifty four minutes and about a hundred years; women in Richmond live to around 72 years of age, whilst in Mile End they're in their shrouds by 54. Fifteen miles and about a century's difference in life expectancy. In Mile End it's still 1913. 

This has nothing to do with lack of Socialism - it's all down to immigration. If the population of Tower Hamlets now were descended  wholly from those who were left there in 1945 there would be little difference -  a bit but not much - between them and those in Richmond. No, the stark differences in life expectancy are due to the fact that sick, old first-generation immigrants are crowded into the slums and tenements of Tower Hamlets; they were already sick and dying when they got here, bringing a thousand diseases and chronic health conditions beyond the capacity of any amount of NHS care to reverse.  

And as they're here as a direct result of Labour's open-door immigration policy, I don't want to hear a peep from Mister Ed.

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

GTA 5 Out! 12 Dead!

OK I'm expecting a tirade of defensiveness from outraged GTA (that's Grand Theft Auto for those not in the know) players for even daring to suggest any linkage whatsoever between violent video games and the loosening of self-restraint that led an aggressive disgruntled ex-employee to kill 12 workmates at Washington Navy Yard. No doubt the NRA are going through their records making sure he wasn't a member, too. Unfortunately he was black, giving racist apologists for his actions the excuse to blame them on negritude rather than badness. 

No, I've never played GTA and don't want to. Back in the 1990s I played a crude shoot-em-up called I think somewhat improbably 'Wittgenstein' in which the victims' Naziness was supposed to excuse the tasteless blood splatter. After that, none. And I've never understood the perverse dual standard that makes it OK to sell video games in which you kill people horribly but illegal to sell games in which you make love with them (and no I don't play those either). 

It's just a bit sick, that's all. The whole genre just induces a little unpleasant vomity taste. Which will remain no matter how many GTA-playing but otherwise spotlessly idoneous Anglican clergy that correspondents produce.   

UPDATE - You'd need a heart of stone 
"Grand Theft Auto fan hit with brick and stabbed as gang rob him of computer game" 
Tonight's Standard

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Green Nazis mar Bayern polls

With the German Federal elections just a week away, Bavaria goes to the polls today in a State election that could make next week's context a thriller. Germany's UKIP equivalent AfD has taken the decision not to stand in the Bavarian State elections, saving its powder for the big one, and has urged all its supporters amongst Bayern's 9.5m electors to vote for the Christian Social Union the CSU. 

But this is not the sole reason for the low profile. The CSU supports the secession of Bavaria from Germany as a way out of the EU (Mr Salmond please NB) which suits the AfD's purposes (though the AfD wants out of the Euro but into a reformed EU) but the concerns are deeper than this and stem from a repetition of the sort of events last seen on Munich's streets in the Red / Brown / Black battles of the late 1920 and early 1930s. 

The AfD was set up as a 'respectable' party devoid of right-wing skinheads. Just as UKIP bans ex-BNP members, AfD bans those from German far-right organisations. It's opened itself particularly to women and intellectuals. In Bavaria Reuters reports that its members are being targeted for street violence from a neo-Nazi group of thugs called "Green Youth" led by a shadowy figure Jurgen Trittin. No one knows much about him or where his funding comes from - but suspicion is that the money can be traced back to Brussels. Like the rent-a-mob who forced Nigel Farage to seek refuge in an Edinburgh pub recently, the paid thugs of the Europhile movement are starting to be more active on the streets. 

Ambrose's take on the AfD and their potential effect in the Telegraph (£) blames the growing instability in Europe on the Federalist ambitions of Brussels;
My assumption was that Germans would be splendid ally, and friend of Britain, as it might have been in the 20th century in other circumstances. However, I am surprised at where this is taking us. It is reminder to Euro-sceptics (like me) that you should be careful what you wish for, that once you uncork all this tribalism and nationalist nostalgia bubbling away beneath the surface, the outpouring could take ominous directions. We may swap the EU Leviathan, for a dangerous and fragmented Europe.

Needless to say, I blame the EU elites for pushing matters to a point where these sorts of rebellions are springing up across the EU. Had they not ratcheted up their encroachments with one treaty after another, and had they not disregarded the French and Dutch "No" votes to the European Constitution, and then the Irish "No" to Nice in the only country allowed a vote, and had they not launched the deflationary death trap of monetary union, these revolts would not be happening. But they are happening, and we have to be rigorously honest about the risks
 Rather than being a force for peace and stability in Europe, fanatics such as Barroso and Rumpoy are driving the EU to war. And all over our continent, ordinary people are waking up to the risk and demanding a brake on the EU's Imperial ambitions. But with a treasury of billions at their command, and pro-EU thugs targeting political opponents in a campaign of violence, is it too late?