26/02/2017

THE BANNING OF THIS YOU-TUBE VIDEO SPEAKS VOLUMES


On the Saturday 15 June 1996, a massive bomb devastated the busy Arndale shopping area in the centre of Manchester.
Many of you will remember it and I suspect many will know of friends, neighbours or loved ones who were caught up in the carnage and massive devastation.
Thankfully, no one was killed, but over two hundred people were injured in the attack, mostly by flying glass, and seven were hospitalised, who at the time were said to be in a serious condition.

The two Jerry's
The attack was carried out by the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) and to this day the 1,500-kilogram (3,300 lb) truck bomb holds the iniquitous record of being the biggest bomb to be detonated in Great Britain since World War II.

Shortly after the cowardly atrocity, the then rebel Labour backbencher; now Labour’s Leader in opposition, was interviewed on radio, where he refused several times to condemn the attack.
This is the real Jeremy Corbyn, The man our Labour councillors now follow as their ‘party leader’ and who the voters of Tameside have, albeit in diminishing numbers; have voted to run our borough council since 1979!

During that time we have seen massive council waste, they’ve presided over deteriorating town centres, orchestrated the demise of our towns’ markets, roads deteriorate, libraries lost, iconic buildings left vacant and allowed statutory services to diminish. All this while we see our council taxes raise!

In Tameside it's not 'Do more for less' its Do less for more'

Their biggest trick is to get armies of unpaid 'volunteers' to fill the void, whilst blaming their inefficiencies on others.
This just illustrates how ordinary people in the street have been left so apathetic and existing in a state of total indifference that they can’t be bothered to say, ‘enough is enough’ and vote to invoke a change.  
They just don’t realise the true nature of the type of people who have, after years of infiltration, taken over the Labour Party, both nationally and locally!
These so called socialists have seemingly lost contact with their roots. They appear to have lost touch with their core values and listen only to so called policy experts from 'London based think-tanks' rather from ordinary men and women from small towns, who are struggling throughout the UK.

Today’s Labour politician not only wants to tell working class people what's best for them, but what they should and shouldn't think.

Well, it backfired greatly in Copeland, where incidentally, the Denton & Reddish MP Andrew Gwynne was Labours campaign manager!
This May, as the local elections come round again, it’s your opportunity to start to stop the rot.

In Tameside, we need fresh, common sense thinking from new people who display civic pride in our towns and put the local needs of their constituents first, rather than passing the baton of office to other members of their dynasty!

 

 

17/02/2017

YOU'RE ALL THICK, NOW LISTEN TO ME...


According to today’s news media, Tony Blair has graciously emerged from his multi-million pound mansion in Buckinghamshire, in order to ‘embark on a mission’ to tell us in his usual snake-oil, patronizing fashion, that those who voted to leave the EU are educationally lacking and if the pros and cons were explained to them in words of one syllable, there should be yet another referendum and the Brexit result could and should be reversed.
 
The pre-briefed quotes to the early day newsrooms go from mildly condescending – “The people voted without knowledge of the true terms of Brexit” – to full on contemptuous superciliousness: “Our challenge is to show how this decision was based on imperfect knowledge which will now become informed knowledge, to calculate in easy to understand ways how proceeding will cause real damage”.
THE BLAIR MANSION
Meanwhile, that so called impartial BBC has ‘obtained’ a localised breakdown of votes from nearly half of the local authorities which counted EU referendum ballots last June and chosen to reveal the findings, quite coincidentally with Blair’s reincarnation.

Apparently, this information provides a much greater depth and detail in explaining the pattern of how the UK voted. The key findings are:

  • The data confirms previous indications that local results were strongly associated with the educational attainment of voters - populations with lower qualifications were significantly more likely to vote Leave
  • The age of voters was also important, with older electorates more likely to choose Leave

A statistical analysis of the data obtained for over a thousand individual local government wards confirms how the strength of the local Leave vote was strongly associated with lower educational qualifications.

Also, age as a second factor significantly helps to further explain voting patterns. Older populations were more likely to vote Leave. Education and age combined account for nearly 80% of the voting variation between wards.

So, Tony Blair and the BBC both believe all ‘Leave voters’ were all stupid, ill-informed and ignorant, and, what's worse, are members of the contemptible lower classes!

Blair seriously believes the British publics minds can be changed if the case to ‘Remain’ is explained “in easy to understand ways”.

Let us not forget, this is a man who, after his supposed retirement from politics, won a £5million advance on his Downing Street memoirs, a £2.5million salary after being signed up by the U.S. investment bank J P Morgan, and £2million for an adviser's role with the finance firm Zurich.

Tony Blair deceived us on weapons of mass destruction. He should be held responsible for the conflict. He lied to his cabinet, to his government, to parliament and to us.

Now he wants us to trust him again.

Yeah, right!

26/01/2017

BREXIT AND MORE POLITICAL SCHEMING


The fact is this.
The UK has voted to leave.
 The EU wants the UK to remain.
So we have to negotiate the best deal possible as we leave and take control of our own country once more.
 But the EU bureaucrats can’t afford to be seen to give us ‘special terms’ despite how much damage it may do to their countries’ economies and businesses.

They only think in political terms and they are preparing their political traps.

Recent history tells us – when a vote goes the wrong way from a Brussels’ point of view, citizens should be given the opportunity to ‘correct their mistake’

That idea has now been outplayed by the British Supreme Court ruling on British law ensuring that the British parliament is sovereign.

If we’d listened to the likes of those who were calling for a second referendum (the likes of Tim Farron, Nick Clegg, the Sturgeon woman and co’ - who who seem to believe that their individual wisdom trumps the combined wisdom of the British voting public; and are doing WHATEVER IT TAKES to try to thwart Brexit) we will be disadvantaged. Remember, it’s not in the EU’s interest to agree a mutually beneficial compromise. If we were to hold a second referendum, based on the ‘deal’ - they would offer the UK the worst terms they could imagine. Then sit back and wait while the second vote overturns the first referendum. They would get what they wanted all along, the U.K. remaining trapped in the EU.

However, now that the Supreme Court has delivered its verdict: 'Only parliament can grant rights to the British people and only Parliament can take them away" it now goes to Parliament.

It must also mean that the SNP who are threatening another Scottish independence referendum and those calling for a second EU referendum, have been hoisted by their own petard, as highlighted in  the Supreme Court ruling that the EU cannot make or take rights away from the British people unless it is done through Parliament.

The UK Parliament is sovereign!

Now it’s all on MPs to vote on triggering Article 50. There can be no further legal redress sought by the ‘remainers’ who have been short-circuited by this decision.

Listening to the popular media, many MPs (who not long ago voted 6 to 1 in favour of a referendum) are now announcing that they will still vote against Brexit and ignore the democratic process, regardless of what their constituents voted for!

Well, I say let battle commence on the understanding that constituents and local party associations deselect any MP who tries to thwart the will of the people.

13/01/2017

RUN FOR YOUR LIVES, IT’S SNOWING!


Quick, post it on Facebook, tell everyone you know on Twitter, and capture it on your Smartphone!

OMG - the world's coming to an end! Everyone run for your lives!

Scientists say that it’s all due to “global warming” but hang on, it wasn’t that long ago that the very same scientists told us that it is not supposed to snow nowadays! Mind you, they’ve also been telling us for decades that ‘butter’ is responsible for everything from obesity to heart disease.

Now, it’s making a comeback as a “health food.”

If you don't believe me, look it up.
Monday, 20 March 2000. According to Dr. David Viner, a senior research scientist at the climate research unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia, said, "Within a few years, winter snowfall will become a very rare and exciting event! - Children just aren't going to know what snow is!"
 
Wrong!
 
People wake up. It's January. It's winter - snow is not unusual!
 
One wonders how those living in the far Northern hemisphere, like Russia, Sweden or Finland cope! - It was about -20 °C in Helsinki on the 7th of January when the Christmas holidays ended.

Today, it’s not too bad, According to the Finnish Meteorological Institute, it’s a comfortable -13 °C .

03/11/2016

BURNHAM’S DEMAND FOR A PUBLIC ENQUIRY INTO THE BATTLE OF HASTINGS REJECTED!

Coinciding with the 950th anniversary of the Norman invasion of England and William the Conqueror’s subsequent crowning at Westminster, Andy Burnham, Labour’s poster boy for righting historical wrongs, is believed to have called on the Home Secretary to open an investigation into the antics of the Duke of Normandy and the alleged backing of the French authorities, and is demanding a public enquiry into that unwarranted fracas, which is now referred to in history books as 'The Battle of Hastings.'

Campaigners for an official inquiry into the 1066 clash between King Harold’s English army and forces under the control of  William, Duke of Normandy, have claimed they have been misled by the interpretation of the battle, as depicted on the Bayeux Tapestry, which was published by French needlepoint experts, and commissioned by the conquering forces during the 11th century, on which campaigners claim 'tells a biased and heavily redacted story of the Norman Conquest of England.'
Home Secretary Amber Rudd, the new Home Secretary was believed to be considering appointing a High Court Judge to Chair a probe into the events that lead to King Harold meeting his death by an agent of the Norman Duke; who allegedly shot Harold in the eye with a well aimed arrow, whilst clearly depicted as being in an off-side position; still typical of the 'Onion Eaters' and of FIFA officials of today! 

" I told him, put a rubber sucker on it or you'll have someone's bloody eye out!"












However, in a move described as an "establishment stitch-up" by Mr Burnham, Ms Rudd, on reviewing the available evidence, has now rejected calls for a statutory inquiry or independent review into the historic confrontation at Bexhill, stating Mr Burnham and his co-campaigners were trying to undermine the very fabric of the nation in their demands, and by questioning the validity of the Doomsday Book; which William needed at the time, to raise taxes to pay his army, and to assess the wealth and assets of his newly conquered Anglo/Norman subjects, who were, under William's capitalist policies, prospering throughout the land. 

She concluded by emphasising that any enquiry into Anglo-French history, was another attempt by the Manchester Mayoral candidate as a purely populist attempt to raise his public persona and could also make negotiations on 'Brexit' even more difficult and confusing that it's proving to be!
Having carefully considered the campaigners appeal for 'compensation', Ms Rudd added, “…that having concluded that there was no sufficient basis to instigate either a statutory inquiry or an independent review, it was alleged that she thought the totally unnecessary call by the Burnham camp to open ‘old wounds’ by dangling the possibility of getting a financial settlement for the historic battle, was purely the act of a tabloid obsessed, publicity seeking group, desperate to garner votes from marginalised Anglo-Saxons, especially those who are registered to vote within the Greater Manchester area!”

 

02/11/2016

ANGELA DEMANDS DOES SHE!

 
I understand that our local Ashton MP Angela Rayner has joined Andy Burnham in the saddle of his next hobby horse in ‘demanding’ a public inquiry into the South Yorkshire police's involvement in events that took place at Orgreave during the Miners Strike in 1984.

Could it be significant that having ‘nailed her colours to the mast’ in support of Andy Burnham in his quest to become Manchester’s next Mayor, she found it politically prudent to sign a letter to the Home Secretary, in which she alleges similarities in the policing procedures and the legal handling of the Hillsborough tragedy and events at Orgreave.
 
However, I do find it odd, seeing as she would only have been 4years old at the time!
Yes, she may well have read about it, but she never experienced life when the nation’s electricity had to be switched off on a rota basis between 07.00am and midnight every day.
She never faced the long power cuts; that some days lasted from six to nine hours, whilst still attempting to carry out work under gas camping lights.
Why weren’t Labour MPs demanding ‘public enquiries’ then, when the shortage of electricity was forcing factories and businesses to close or when 1.2 million workers had to be laid off for weeks on end?
Even Imperial Chemical Industries, (ICI) then one of the country's leading industries, gave a week's notice to all its 60,000 weekly-paid staff.
In politics, they say timing is everything, so maybe it’s not so strange that these Labour MPs weren’t calling for a public enquiry into the strikes that lead to this unfortunate incident, during the 13years of the Blair/Brown government era!
Maybe Andy Burnham, who seems to have appointed himself as some sort of Shadow Minister for Historical Tragic Grievances, might be better thought of had he demanded an inquiry into the ‘Battle of Orgreave’ during his term as the PPS to the then Home Secretary, David Blunkett; but of course he wasn’t in the frame back in 2004, to become Manchester’s Mayor and didn’t crave the publicity needed to get him elected.
It’s also strange that this politically timed call for a ‘public enquiry’ by Labour MPs appears to just be pointed at the shortcomings of the Police service. No one seems to be want to highlight the roll that the ‘flying pickets’ took in this brutal riot.
Yes, there was obvious misconduct carried out by the police at the time, but let’s not forget that it was ‘striking miners’ who actually killed one of their own.
The new government Home Secretary, Amber Rudd was technically right that no-one died at Orgreave, unlike in South Wales where a local taxi driver David Wilkie was killed when a concrete block was dropped from an overhead bridge on his car while taking a ‘scab’ to work. The striking miners responsible ended up serving just four years in jail after their murder sentence reduced to manslaughter on appeal. – Perhaps Angela and Andy should also call for an enquiry into why two murderers were released after serving such a short term.

31/10/2016

‘COURTESY AND RESPECT’ – A BRIDGE TOO FAR FOR SOME MPs


As secretary of State for Education, I thought it was extremely regrettable and utterly impolite for the MP Justine Greening to behave in such a churlish manner when a respected reporter attempted to question her on the Government’s decision to favour building an extra runway at London Heathrow.

Obviously, she may not have been pleased with the decision, on account that her Putney constituency is in the southwest, near the airport, but that doesn’t excuse the ill manners she showed by blatantly ignoring the journalists legitimate questioning; then adopting a frigid October face, she flouncing off, throwing her toys out of the pram and rounding off her high handed tantrum by slamming the courtesy car door in added temper.
http://news.sky.com/video/oooooh-greening-in-a-huff-over-heathrow-10632780

It was no way to set an example to those children in education whose department she leads – in my opinion she did not do herself any favours by exhibiting this pedantic, childish behaviour.

If this is how the Secretary of State for Education behaves in public, then is it any wonder that the job of teaching classrooms full of unruly kids who show a complete disregard for respect and total lack of basic manners, has rendered the quality of education at its lowest ebb?

Sadly though, she is not alone. It appears to have become a growing habit among a increasing proportion of today's MPs who do not like answering awkward questions.

Politicians are people we are supposed to look up to. They're supposed to be 'shining examples' of how figures in authority should be, for goodness sake.

If they don't like being 'door-stepped' then tough!

Let them not forget, it was they who put themselves forward for public service, so being interviewed occasionally, other than by the usual pre-arranged, pre-conceived and well rehearsed question and answer sessions we are constantly subjected to, (mainly by the BBC) unfortunately goes with the territory.

All politicians, in all parties, need to grow up, take a long hard look in the mirror and start putting the country and its people before airing their own personal and petty squabbles.