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Er, yes: Cameron was challenged.

It is with a heavy heart that I am forced to take issue with a fellow Blogger regarding what may be termed ‘being economical with the actualité’. In this context I refer to this article.

In it the author states, with regard to David Cameron :

This same newspaper was quite content to give David Cameron a platform when, in October 2015, a Downing Street spokesman said that Norway was “the 10th largest contributor to the EU budget and is bound by the rules of the single market without any say in the decision making process”. Both these lies went unchallenged…….If Mr Cameron didn’t know that was a lie, he could easily have found out. read more.....

The Immigration Problem

With the the news that the   BBC is to broadcast Enoch Powell’s ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech this weekend, which appears to have caused what might be described as a ‘furore’ on twitter, this set me thinking.

It cannot be denied that that which Enoch Powell feared and foretold has come to pass; and it should be remembered that when he spoke he was talking of 50,00 per year whereas the figure is currently 4/5 times that number.

Do we not have ‘ghettos’ of immigrants (think Bradford, Birmingham, Rochdale, Telford, Leicester) to name but a few? read more.....

Reflections on my visit to Vienna

Having returned Monday evening from Vienna (see previous article:Four Away-days) the contrast twixt there and here are remarkable in more ways than one.

First; the weather. We experienced temperatures rising from 18 degrees (Friday) to 24 degrees (Monday), naturally with cloudless, blue skies; but landing in Newcastle it was 8 degrees and wet – very wet, which continued throughout Tuesday.

Second; cleanliness; Vienna is similar to Switzerland in that it appears spotless – no litter (cigarette ends, plastic bottles, crisp packets, etc) anywhere. This is, no doubt, due to litter bins in relatively close proximity, each of which contained a cigarette ashtray – and as in Switzerland I witnessed people waiting to dispose of their rubbish regardless of content. read more.....

Four Away-days’

To celebrate my birthday this coming weekend my beloved Helen offered me a weekend break (Friday to Monday) in Vienna. Bearing in mind that I could not refuse my beloved, that I have never visited Vienna and one of my musical ‘loves’ is that of Mozart: how could I decline?

Having  experienced ‘Business Class’ on the trip to Barcelona in  November for her birthday (my birthday present to her as she had never been there), I have arranged to repeat it; likewise for our two weeks in September to Switzerland – even allowing for the difference in price, it sure beats ‘cattle class’. The extra cost includes really nice meals and drinks in-flight, plus the same in the BA Lounges. read more.....

‘Referism’ – do we need an ‘estimate’ or a ‘quote’?

The idea behind ‘Referism‘ is to cease the practice of politicians ‘raiding our pockets’ through taxation in order to fund their grandiose schemes, ones which they probably have not fully ‘costed’ – or ‘thought through’.

If any one of us were to contemplate having work done for us, of whatever nature, the first thing we would request is an estimate or a quote for the works involved – so why don’t we ask the same of our political class where taxation is concerned? After all, are they not ‘working for us’? Are they not ‘contractors’ to the taxpayer? Does not the piper call the tune? read more.....

When is cheating not cheating?

This article is directed at those who love and follow the sport of cricket; it may however interest others.

With reference to the recent events in South Africa in respect of the Australian cricket team and the latter’s behaviour regarding ball tampering: a question: ball tampering is but a means to gain an advantage over ones opponents; so is not ‘sledging’?’

Sledging’ has been prevalent and known about by players, umpires and the administrators of the game for ages now, yet with the recent events in South Africa the administrators of the game rush to punish Smith, Warner and Bancroft with what may be held to be unseemly haste. read more.....

Tsk, Tsk – or, if you prefer: Tusk, Tusk

The following is a tad ‘late in the day’ (began it and then forget it). However it is still pertinent when consider the subject matter.

This article has much with which to wonder just what Donald Duck Donald Tusk has to say, as do the remarks of Alison McGovern who is a Labour Member of Parliament.

To take the latter first, not one Member State is a ‘rule maker’ as ‘standards and rules’ are set by various United Nations bodies in order to harmonize trade between nations. In that regard membership of the European Union means that not only are Member States ‘rule takers’ by said membership of the European Union, but so are the European Union when it is remembered that 80%  of ‘rules’ which the European Union impose emanate from said United Nation bodies. read more.....

A personal view

I note this news item on the BBC.

As one of  of ‘Jewish heritage’ (one on each side of my grandparents was a Jew by birth) I wish this man had left the training of this dog to just ‘Sieg Heil’.

One of my grandparents, one each side I was informed, had lost a relative in one of the ‘death camps’, coupled with the fact that one of my family had been a member of an army unit that ‘liberated’ such a camp.

As a result perhaps readers will appreciate just why I, as one of ‘Jewish heritage’ find the phrase: ‘gas the jews’ offensive? read more.....

What is happening to my country?

As a precursor, two quotes from Thomas Sowell:

Those who say that all cultures are equal never explain why the results of those cultures are so grossly unequal.

What ‘multiculturalism’ boils down to is that you can praise any culture in the world except Western culture—and you cannot blame any culture in the world except Western culture.

A few news items:

  1. this;
  2. this;
  3. this;
  4. this;
  5. this;

In response:

1. @AmberRuddHR 8 hours ago: Today is National Child Sexual Exploitation Awareness Day. This Government is tackling child sexual exploitation by supporting law enforcement as they pursue offenders, developing new technology to protect victims & working to ensure tech companies remove illegal content. read more.....

Shutting the door after the horse has bolted?

Theresa May pays a visit to Salisbury and for what purpose? Perhaps she hoped, as a result of said visit, to put back the clock to a time before the ‘incident’ occurred? No doubt those she met had been carefully selected in order to provide a ‘good photo opportunity’? So what, exactly, did she hope to accomplish?

When one considers that those who did/are doing a great disservice to our nation have a plethora of ‘minders’ (think Heath, Major, Blair, Brown, Cameron – oh, and May, coupled with  Davis, Fox and others) should not one who did a service to our nation not have been provided with at least one ‘minder’? If one had been so provided, why have we not been told? If so, just what was he/she doing at the time the incident took place? read more.....