Saturday, 19 March 2016

Sorry, George, but no-one wants you.

A new haircut, a decent suit and some gym time has removed much of the look of a pallid furtive onanist from George Osborne. But not all. People probably still hesitate for a second before shaking his hand, without really knowing why. And when even old Charles Moore, establishment stalwart, pens a column for the Telegraph headed "The Chancellor has little purpose beyond his own political success" you know that he hasn't really got the party behind him. 

Still, the fact that people don't want them has never been a barrier to ambitious politicians. Look at Gordon Brown, who imagined he had the qualities to be Prime Minister. If Osborne steamrollers all opposition, pulls dirty tricks galore and calls in whatever he's holding over Cameron then he may still conceivably become PM, and will then face the same sort of blistering, withering hatred both from his party and from the country that Brown faced. Thus is the price of misguided ambition in Britain.  

Opposite him in the house sits the Fat Man, ready to stab his own leader in the back whenever his sports-leisure coat leaves a gap. A huge rancid steaming turd of a socialist, Watson is biding his time and keeping his gob shut in the hope that ambition alone will allow him to step into Corbyn's sports-leisure shoes when the time comes. His ambition is almost as misplaced as Osborne's; no-one wants Watson, either.

At a time when Britain faces challenges as deep and critical as those of the 1930s, this is what we have; two third-rate potential political leaders sans quality whom no-one likes and no-one wants , whose selfish self-interest may foist themselves upon us. God help us. 

Thursday, 17 March 2016

British blood in Libya - Obama's price for 'stay' campaign support?

There's a very funny smell hanging around Cameron, Obama, Libya and the 'stay' campaign right now. Firstly, the US President, whose every public word is guarded by a phalanx of PR experts, blames Cameron for leaving business unfinished in Libya. Then it's revealed that Obama will strongly support the 'stay' campaign. And now the leaks are starting that Obama wants boots on the ground in Libya before the end of his presidential term - that means this year. And Cameron has nothing left to lose. 

So one has to wonder if Cameron, like Blair, has already promised the US President that UK troops will fight in Libya alongside a US contingent - and whether Obama's support for the 'stay' campaign is the price for this. 

We won't know, of course, until Cameron feels compelled to tell the House of 'urgent' matters that have just arisen regarding Libya and seeking support for an expeditionary force. No doubt the Cabinet Secretary is already writing the mandatory Dodgy Dossier. Or perhaps a Libyan 'incident' is already being contrived or allowed to develop. 

We've got nine months of 2016 left to find out. 

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There's a petition on the Govt. website to stop Obama's visit HERE

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Call for left-wing idiots to be jailed over migrant deaths

The attempt by migrants in Greece to cross the Macedonian border by wading a fast-flowing winter river is already being termed a 'Todesmarsch' or death march by the European papers. What is not so well known is that the migrants were induced into the attempt by reckless left-wing agitators, who distributed leaflets and supervised the river crossing in hi-vis vests. At least one of these reckless idiots is believed to be from Britain. All could now face manslaughter charges in Greece for actions resulting in several deaths. There are already calls for European left-wing agitprop 'volunteers' who play with migrant lives for their own radical political agendae to be jailed.  

Any UK citizens involved in such activity can be prosecuted under s.25 of the 1971 Immigration Act, which makes it an offence to assist any illegal immigration into any EU member state - this includes Brit left-wingers in Greece seeking to break Greek laws. The maximum sentence on conviction is 14 years. 

Left-wing agitators could be jailed for manslaughter
Support for such acitivities by well-meaning but ignorant and ill-informed wealthy celebrities including Emma Thompson and Benedict Cumberbatch has been condemned by retired war reporter Michael Buerk, who wrote "As a superannuated war reporter myself I’m a little sniffy about celebs pratting around among the world’s victims. I hate it when feather-bedded thesps pay flying visits to the desperate to parade their bleeding hearts and trumpet their infantile ideas on what ‘must be done’. There’s only so much of the Benedict and Emma worldview you can take"

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Could Putin be in line for the Nobel Peace Prize?

Nobody can make any mistake that Vladimir Putin is a ruthless ex-KGB achiever with a record of state murder and brutality on his watch. However, his stunning move yesterday in announcing the withdrawal of Russian forces from Syria must surely make him a candidate for this year's Nobel Peace Prize. If so, he would join the EU, Yassar Arafat and Henry Kissinger in being amongst the improbable recipients of the entertaining award. The only other person equally qualified is Tony Blair. 

On a serious note, the move is also a slap to the cretinous Assad. If Assad had allowed limited political reform at the time of the 'arab spring' the terrible war could have been averted. Even now, going into the peace process, Assad's stubborn intransigence threatens to derail a deal - but with only conditional Russian backing, Assad must learn that he is now just a Russian puppet and must do as he's told. If that means splitting off a part of Sunni Syria, so be it.

If Putin's action helps broker a peace deal, cuts the flow of displaced persons to Turkey and thence to Greece, and incidentally helps save the career of Angela Merkel, he will have achieved as much as any previous recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize. And if even one human life is saved, one family kept safely in their home, then it is all worth it.  

Monday, 14 March 2016

Merkel faces consequences of Germany's open door

This morning, on a long walk around the valley with an Austrian chum, we discussed yesterday's election results from Germany, and the panic from the gullible idiots that the AfD's election success presaged another 1933. 'Bollocks' said Hans; The Nazis were utterly dependent on the wealth of the German industrialists to force themselves into power. The AfD has no such backers. It was a kicking to Merkel as a reminder not to go too far; she has survived, and even retained the largest vote in Saxony-Anhalt.

She owes thanks to the Austrian Chancellor, Werner Faymann, who led the closing of the Balkan route, despite Merkel not liking it. Her biggest problem now is finding an accommodation with her own party, who are split on migration, and with her Bavarian partners. 

Meanwhile, weird foreign people are still trying to take advantage of the kind but gullible Austrians. It turns out that the new wave of street beggars in the large towns, who have taken to adopting a humble kneeling position in supplication for cash, aren't Syrians after all but Czech gypsies, and therefore EU citizens. Their boss sashays-by in a large Landcruiser each day to collect their earnings. 

And drivers in Klagenfurt have been surprised by migrants waiting until they're doing 5kph or under and then throwing themselves over the bonnet, in an effort to extort 'damages' for injury. In a country where google street view was prohibited (and still isn't active) video surveillance is not popular, and few cars are equipped with dash-cams. Which is probably just as well. The reported reaction of one Klagenfurt motorist to a scratched bonnet was to leap out of the car, drag the 'injured' migrant off and give him a good drubbing. Best unrecorded, probably. 

Sunday, 13 March 2016

'The minarets are our bayonets'

Just a quote today, made in a 1998 speech by the Turkish despot Erdogan:

"The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers"