'THE world of professional football has expressed its outrage at the 'sickening' greed of FIFA officials.Players and managers said football was about perfecting a beautiful game and to pursue money so crudely was extremely distasteful.Wayne Rooney, who is paid £50 per match plus his bus fare at Manchester United, said: "I train every day and then go home to my little terraced house, meanwhile while these FIFA guys are buying huge mansions."They're driving around in Bentleys while me and my wife Coleen look through the Littlewoods catalogue at all the things we would like to buy one day. Sometimes life is a struggle, but overall we're very happy."'
Friday, 29 May 2015
'Breaking News!! BDS Defeat at Washington Supreme Court, May 28, 2015May 28, 2015, StandWithUs is thrilled to share the news that, in a major setback to the anti-Israel boycott, divestment, sanctions (BDS) campaign, this morning the Washington State Supreme Court held, by a vote of 9-0 that a lawsuit can proceed against Olympia Food Co-op board members, challenging their 2011 decision to boycott Israeli products.'
'Transport officials in Washington DC have blocked plans by an American free speech pressure group to have a controversial cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad displayed on the subway.'
Thursday, 28 May 2015
'The word "soccer" is actually British. It derives from the game's proper name, association football, with the "soc" bit taken from the word "association" .The reason it came into popular usage was simple: in the 19th century, football and rugby were both commonly known as football, the former dubbed "association football" and the latter "rugby football". But both phrases are a bit of a mouthful, however, so they were popularly shortened to "soccer" and "rugger" to keep things simple.'
'"Scholars have agreed that it was permissible for fathers to marry off their young daughters, even if they are in the cradle," Sheik Fawzan wrote in his fatwa. "But it isn't permissible for their husbands to have sex with them unless they are capable of being placed beneath and bearing the weight of the men."He cited the example of the prophet's wife Aisha, who he said was wed at the age of six, but didn't have sex until she was nine.'
Wednesday, 27 May 2015
'The new law, according to Article 4.5 of the Citizenship Act of Israel, will hold:
that he [a potential citizen] be an original Jew by birth, or that he has converted to Judaism according to the prescribed rules and procedures and that a period of at least 5 years has passed since he embraced Judaism before the grant of naturalization.
Nationality thus acquired is ipso facto lost and the Decree of naturalization rendered void ab initio if the naturalized person expressly renounces Judaism or if he behaves in such a manner as clearly indicates his intention to abandon Judaism. In any such case, the nationality of any dependant of the apostate who had acquired it upon the naturalization of the apostate is also rendered void.'The BBC will no doubt be up in arms about this and rightly so... this is quite disgusting religious discrimination.
My apologies it seems that I have misreported the above - it's not a new law to be implemented in Israel, it's a paraphrase of an existing Kuwaiti law. Here's the correct version:
'The current law, according to Article 4.5 of the Citizenship Act of Kuwait, holds
that he [a potential citizen] be an original Muslim by birth, or that he has converted to Islam according to the prescribed rules and procedures and that a period of at least 5 years has passed since he embraced Islam before the grant of naturalization.
Nationality thus acquired is ipso facto lost and the Decree of naturalization rendered void ab initio if the naturalized person expressly renounces Islam or if he behaves in such a manner as clearly indicates his intention to abandon Islam. In any such case, the nationality of any dependant of the apostate who had acquired it upon the naturalization of the apostate is also rendered void.'This being the case, you can be 100% certain that the BBC will pay it no attention at all.
For updates you should listen to Colin Murray's TalkSport show - he has been very strong on FIFA for quite some time now, he's not going to let this drop.
Tuesday, 26 May 2015
Sunday, 24 May 2015
A history of Islam, not the sort of history that the BBC and Politically correct, left wing media propagate
William J. Federer with a history lesson. 46 minutes you should spare.
Thursday, 21 May 2015
'... this electoral process is anything but an election.This (election) process is a plebiscite for the delivery of absolute power to one man - something I refuse to go along with.'
'The military wing of Hamas, al-Qassam Brigades, said Monday evening that a fighter affiliated to the group had been killed in a tunnel collapse in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip.Al-Qassam Brigades identified the fighter as 25-year-old Mahmoud Adel Ghaban from Beit Lahiya.A number of fighters in Gaza have been killed by accidents during military training exercises in recent years, and the tunnel networks, which are largely used for smuggling in the coastal enclave's south and military purposes in the north, are notoriously dangerous.A tunnel in the northern Gaza Strip? Where would such a tunnel be going to?'
'Shelling from Saudi Arabia-led coalition forces hit an international humanitarian aid office in Yemen on Thursday, killing five Ethiopian refugees and wounding 10, a local official said. The news comes amid growing concern about the Saudi-led military offensive's impact on Yemen's civilians and infrastructure.'
Wednesday, 20 May 2015
The Guardian's Ian Martin displaying the sort of lefty bile that so excites the like minded but turns off normal people
'Meanwhile members of Her Majesty's government reassemble. Slithering back into their familiar Commons benchmarks. Purring like hotel minibars. Here's a "soft question" for Labour to ponder. How did we fail to dislodge this sadistic bunch of bumbling incumbents? The talking haemorrhoid. The mafia dentist. The Devouring Moon. Spidergran. The shimmering fatberg. The little angry Lego man. Chalkie the Presbyterian ghost. "Bugsy Malign". The puckered gland. That one who looks like a giggling spring onion. The whole bastard Bash Street gang of them.'
'Quebec girl told to stop reading book by school bus driver
Sarah Auger, 8, enjoyed reading to and from school, until the bus driver said it was dangerous
Kate McKenna, CBC NewsAn eight-year-old girl in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que. was told she's no longer allowed to read books on the school bus because it poses a risk to the safety of other students.Sarah Auger loves reading and used to enjoy using her 20-minute ride to and from school to read for pleasure.But recently, her bus driver told her she had to stop.She says she was told reading posed a risk to other students on the bus.He suggested they might stand up to see what she was reading, or she might poke herself in the eye with the corners of the book. '
'As official figures show that more EU migrants last year found work in the UK than Britons, the Bank of England suggests that foreign workers are keeping down wages because people are able to find employment online before arrivingForeign workers are keeping down wages because people are able to find jobs online before arriving in the UK, the Bank of England has suggested, as official figures showed that more EU migrants last year found work in the UK than Britons.'
The two hundred and third weekly "No Shit, Sherlock" award - Foreigners applying for jobs online keeping UK wages down
'Foreign workers are keeping down wages because people are able to find jobs online before arriving in the UK, the Bank of England has suggested, as official figures showed that more EU migrants last year found work in the UK than Britons.'
Tuesday, 19 May 2015
A Wisconsin woman says she tried to call her husband moments before he apparently killed himself, but wasn't allowed to by a flight crew, reports television station WTMJ.
Karen Momsen-Evers was in New Orleans aboard a Southwest Airlines flight back home to Germantown, Wisconsin when she received a disturbing text from her husband, asking for forgiveness for what he was about to do.
"I started shaking the minute I got the text and I was panicked," she said. "I didn't know what to do."
Karen says she knew he was serious because he'd been under a lot of stress. She tried to quickly call him, but says a flight attendant wouldn't let her.
"The steward slapped the phone down and said, 'You need to go on airplane mode now,'" said Karen.
Karen was in tears as the plane took off, and as the flight reached cruising altitude, she says she tried again to have a flight attendant make an emergency call.
"I just wanted somebody to go and try to save him, and nobody helped," she said.
Karen sat in her seat for the rest of the flight crying and staring at the text her husband had sent. When the flight landed in Milwaukee, she called police, but it was too late. Her husband was dead.
Southwest Airlines offered a statement, saying their "hearts go out to the Evers family during this difficult time." They went on to say that flight attendants are trained to notify the captain if there's an emergency that poses a hazard to the plane or passengers on board.
In this case, they say the captain wasn't notified.
Karen says the outcome could have been changed.
"The pain of knowing that something could have been done," said Karen. "It breaks my heart."
Southwest Airlines offered Karen a full refund on the flight.
Story from ABC 7 News
Yes, a refund would suffice...
' "A mighty lion may get a retweet from Rula Lenska and does not that prove him more righteous than a jackal joking with Bill Clinton?"'
'The head of Nato warned yesterday that Islamic militants could be hiding among the flood of migrants coming from Africa to Europe in boats.Jens Stoltenberg said: 'There might be terrorists trying to blend in.'''
Monday, 18 May 2015
Farooq Murad of the Muslim Council of Britain twists and wriggles in his interview with Andrew Neil but I think his true views are clear
Another good interview by Andrew Neil who really does try to pin the Muslim Council of Britai's Farooq Murad down. Farooq Murad is good at evading answering straight questions quite well but not well enough.
Harriet Harman says "anyone" can vote for the new Labour leader (so long as they pay £3) http://t.co/CBNoI7Afaq http://t.co/nxCCkONme6
Joy Division - Transmission
Sunday, 17 May 2015
The not so good with Lily Allen at Glastonbury in 2007 - I am quite a fan of Lily Allen but she manages to ruin Gangsters for me here
Saturday, 16 May 2015
Friday, 15 May 2015
Thursday, 14 May 2015
'Yoko Ono shocked reporters yesterday when she responded to a question concerning the presidential run of Hillary Clinton and the possibility that she could become the first woman President of the United States in American history.The artist and widow of John Lennon, who is in Los Angeles to present a collection of cups and saucers she is exhibiting at the Museum of Modern Art, totally took reporters by surprise by admitting she had not only met the former First Lady at various times during a series of protests against the Vietnam War in New York in the 1970s but also knew her "intimately".The celebrity admitted laughingly to having "a fling" with her at the time... '
' The BBC commissioned a programme that centred on what was projected as a 'real' political campaign. Except that it was not. It was arguably instead a publicity stunt dreamed up by Avalon. And a main purpose was to undermine and heap odium on the Farage campaign in a highly-contested and deadly serious political process.
In the event, Murray attracted only 300 votes, far less than Farage's margin of defeat. But there's no way of telling how much damage this jolly jape inflicted on the real political process that was going on in Thanet and had central importance in the General Election.
There is abundant evidence that Avalon worked flat out to court as much publicity as they could for their campaign wheeze in both the traditional and social network media. Murray had enough clout (as the Avalon programme shows) to draw the full political press pack down to Thanet for at least two major photo-calls. And company 'reporters' interviewed real people about their voting intentions. The point is that it was not clearly a spoof.
In reality, it blurred the lines of choice in a crucial election seat. And funding was from the bloated coffers of one of the country's most successful independent production companies who, in turn, were financed by BBC cash. This gave the campaign Murray considerable fire power beyond what normal candidates can afford. Some would argue this is precisely what electoral law is there to prevent.
It defies belief that any part of the the BBC (even if it was indirectly) commissioned such a programme. Effectively, they gave Murray a PR platform to ridicule the Farage campaign.'
Well colour me surprised...
The BBC actively opposing UKIP...
When the Conservative minister Andrew Mitchell was accused of using the word 'plebs' the BBC went into one of its sanctimonious, affronted fervours. The story was headline news for weeks, if not months. Andrw Mitchell was condemned for elitism and rudeness.
However when there is evidence that a candidate for the Labour leadership, Chuka Umunna, used the word 'trash' to describe most of the denizens of West End night clubs there was no criticism on the BBC and there's certainly been no mention of it in any of the recent glowing pen portraits of the 'British Obama'.
The BBC's political bias here, a in many other instances, is clear and obvious, hopefully John Whittingdale will actually take some action against the BBC for their blatant political bias.
Labour lawyers and human rights...
This is the Labour MP for Islington South and Finsbury who had to resign her shadow cabinet post after tweeting less than complimentary remarks about a working class person flying the flag of St George in Rochester.
Wednesday, 13 May 2015
'Chuka Umunna, tipped as a potential future leader, has admitted his is a member of ASmallWorld, which is known as MySpace for Millionaires".In public, the MP for Streatham has been keen to stress his humble background growing up in south London.But in private, Mr Umunna is a member of the exclusive online networking club for the global jet-setting elite.According to The Daily Mail, the MP registered under his middle name, Harrison. In comments on the site from 2006, he said: "Is it just me or is there a serious lack of cool places to go in central London at the weekends."Most of the West End haunts seem to be full of trash and C-list wannabes, while other places that should know better opt for the cheesy vibe."The millionaire former lawyer then called for recommendations for "a trash-free, decent night".'
Tuesday, 12 May 2015
Monday, 11 May 2015
'Former MP George Galloway has announced he has started legal proceedings to challenge his general election defeat.Mr Galloway, leader of the Respect Party, lost his Bradford West seat to Labour's Naz Shah, who he has alleged made "false statements" during the campaign to affect the result.He also claimed "widespread malpractice" involving postal voting meant the result must be "set aside".A Labour spokesman said the action was "pathetic and without any foundation".'
Sunday, 10 May 2015
Saturday, 9 May 2015
Video features Steve Coogan, Jon Snow, John Cleese, Tom Watson, Alastair Campbell, Owen Jones, Polly Toynbee, Nick Davies, John Prescott, David Schneider, Caitlin Moran, Delia Smith, Eddie Izzard and Armando Ianucci.
Friday, 8 May 2015
- change the constituency boundaries to make them fairer; something that was part of coalition agreement but the LibDems reneged on
- take on the BBC, they will oppose the Conservatives come what may, so just take them on, their anti-Conservative bias is not a secret
- give the UK a proper EU in-out referendum as promised
- either let Scotland go or allow them more independence but a) less representation in House of Commons, they are over-represented at present, b) no Scottish MP voting on England or England & Wales only legislation
Come on David Cameron, act like a real Conservative.
During the last Parliament you said that you were held back by being in coalition, you're not any more, so will you be true to your word or will you find another excuse?
By the way, what was the voice from the studio during Nigel Farage's resignation speech, sounded like a snort of disbelief. Did anyone record it? More BBC anti-UKIP bias? Who was the snort actually from?
George Galloway blames 'racists and Zionists' for defeat to Naz Shah in Bradford West - keeping it classy as ever
'"... But there will be others who are already celebrating: the venal, the vile, the racists and the Zionists will all be celebrating. The hyena can bounce on the lion's grave but it can never be a lion and in any case, I'm not in my grave. As a matter of fact I'm going off now to plan the next campaign."'
'George Galloway, the U.K Respect Party leader known for his vehemently anti-Israel views, lost his constituency in Bradford West to Labour, and has also been reported to police for allegedly violating election laws, the BBC reported.Galloway has been accused of retweeting Respect's own exit poll before poll closed. Under section 66 of britain's Representation of the People's Act, it is illegal to discuss voting while polls are still open. A Galloway spokesperson denied the accusation, telling the BBC that the report is a "storm in a thimble."'
Thursday, 7 May 2015
Mind you if UKIP voters are even more shy then the exit polls could be out by enough to give Labour a victory...
Darlington Borough Council - Statement from Darlington Borough Council regarding missing name from ballot paper
'A spokesperson for Darlington Borough Council said that voting in the general and local elections was continuing as normal in Darlington but that the name of one candidate, David Hodgson (UKIP) had been missed off ballot papers issued to one polling station in the borough.Approximately 89 ballot papers (0.1% of the total number of ballot papers printed) had been issued, but as soon as the issue was identified, corrected ballot papers were issued to the polling station concerned.'
Note the pencil poised over the Labour candidate's box.
On election day of all days, when the media are meant to be scrupulously unbiased, the BBC put that online. They know they are more powerful than any politician, they control the political agenda more than any other media company or politician.
The BBC's pro Labour bias has been disgusting for years and nobody dares take them on. Well nobody to date, because surely someone on the right of British politics has the balls to do so.
Wednesday, 6 May 2015
Errol Brown died at the age of only 71, another victim of the evil that is cancer. He died at his home in the Bahamas.
You Sexy Thing - 1976 (live version)
Everyone's A Winner - 1978
Come on - "Never could believe the things you do to me..."
So You Win Again - 1977
Not the greatest or funkiest band but I remember them and Errol Brown especially fondly.
I am not a member of any political party and have voted for more than one political party over the last 30+ years that I have been on the electoral roll.
I am, I suppose, a natural Conservative but unfortunately the Conservative party under David Cameron seems to have stopped being naturally Conservative itself. So maybe UKIP? The trouble is that in many seats a vote for UKIP is a wasted vote.
I certainly want to maximise the number of right of centre MPs and minimise the number of left of centre ones, as I don't want a return to the failed policies that so damaged this country 1974-1979 and 1997-2010. If you agree with me, then how you should vote depends upon the type of seat that you are voting in. You'll need to do a little research to see what type of constituency you are in, this Wikipedia article should be of assistance.
My rule is:
If you are in a seat where the Conservatives have a realistic chance of winning it, whether in a two way or three way fight, then vote Conservative.
If you are in a seat where the Conservatives have no realistic chance of wining but UKIP do, then vote UKIP.
If you are in a seat where the fight is between Labour and the Lib Dems, then vote Lib Dem - unless their candidate is one of the Lib Dems whose views put them beyond the pale. A right of centre government supported by the LibDems is better for the Country than a Labour or even worse Labour/SNP government. Yes I'd rather there was no need for Lib Dems in government but sometimes you just have to accept second best rather than what would be even worse.
If you are in a seat where the choice is between Labour and the SNP, move address.
If you want more detailed advice, then this Mail article explains how you can vote tactically to keep out Labour. It sets out the 50 key seats where tactical voting by the right should help keep Labour out of government.
Most of the key seats listed are situated in the north of England and the Midlands and include:
29 seats where Tories have an improved chance of winning if Ukip sympathisers vote Conservative
12 seats where Tories should vote Lib Dem to keep Labour out
3 seats where Lib Dems should vote Conservatives to keep Labour out
4 seats where UKIP & LibDems together should vote Conservative to keep Labour out
2 seats where Conservatives should vote UKIP to stop a Labour MP being elected - That's Dudley North and Heywood & Middleton
Yes a real Conservative leader would have managed some sort of voting pact to keep the Conservative and UKIP votes from being wasted but David Cameron is not that leader.
David Cameron is however better than Ed Miliband. So go on, hold your nose if need be, vote to keep Labour out - Your Country Needs You
'A Conservative election candidate has claimed Labour campaigners attempted to discourage Orthodox Jews from voting for him by telling them he is gay.
Mike Freer is standing for re-election in Finchley and Golders Green – the constituency with the highest number of Jewish voters in Britain.
He has suggested that supporters of Labour candidate Sarah Sackman's campaign attempted to damage his chances by revealing his homosexuality to religious Jews in the belief that it would stop them voting for the Tory politician.'
'Asian voters are being intimidated into handing over their postal votes on a scale larger than the few arrests so far suggest, a former prosecutor has warned.
Nazir Afzal said that a form of feudal blackmail had been imported from south Asia with families facing retribution unless they voted for bullying candidates. Women and girls were being disenfranchised as households were being persuaded to hand over their ballot forms.'
Tuesday, 5 May 2015
The BBC now report that 'Lucy Powell denies doubts over Miliband pledges'. Of course this being the pro Labour BBC they report the denial rather more prominently than they did the original comment.
The vice-chair of Labour's general election campaign, Lucy Powell, has denied suggesting Ed Miliband could break his election pledges.
At the weekend, the Labour leader unveiled a stone tablet with the party's key pledges chiselled into it.
Asked on BBC 5 live if carving them in stone made them more believable, Ms Powell said: "I don't think anyone is suggesting that the fact that he's carved them into stone means that he is absolutely not going to break them or anything like that."
She went on to say Mr Miliband "stands by his promises". Adding: "It was just another way of highlighting that, which is that he's a guy of principle, of decency, a guy who is tough and he is going to deliver on his promises he set out, unlike some of this opponents."Is that a plausible denial? The BBC would say yes, but then they are hoping for a Labour election victory.
Watch and listen for yourself...
So what do you think?
"Our pledges are carved in stone"
The trouble is how can we believe Ed Miliband's promise when on BBC 5Live this morning the Labour Party's vice-chair of the 2015 General Election campaign Lucy Powell let slip the truth.
When asked whether having to carve their pledges into stone was a sign the public didn’t trust them, she replied:
“I don’t think anyone is suggesting that the fact that he’s carved them into stone means, you know, means that he will absolutely, you know, not going to break them or anything like that.”Listen here at Guido Fawkes
So who's lying to us: Labour leader Ed Miliband or Labour General Election vice-chair Lucy Powell?
One thing's for sure the BBC won't be asking the question? They prefer to campaign for a Labour Party victory.
The two hundred and first weekly "No shit, Sherlock" award - Survey shows European Muslims are much more antisemitic than non-Muslims
'Survey shows European Muslims are much more antisemitic than non-Muslims'
Sunday, 3 May 2015
Fast forward five years and that means the now Labour leader has conceded that David Cameron gets the first go at forming a majority.
More at Guido Fawkes
Friday, 1 May 2015
BBC protecting the Labour Party from bad publicity as ever. Ex- Falkirk MP Eric Joyce guilty of assaulting two teenagers per BBC News
'Speaking to Peter Allen on Radio 5 Live, Margaret Hodge has defended her own tax affairs after accusations that she has benefited from shares which were held in the tax haven of Liechtenstein, although she has been a vehement critic of tax avoidance and evasion.Ms Hodge said that she never controlled the trust which held the shares and paid tax once the shares came onshore. She insisted she had not benefited during the time the shares were offshore.
She said "I have always paid tax to the full."Her family came from Germany and Austria and after World War II, her family was dispersed across Europe.The trust was set up by an aunt in France and an uncle in America. She said her relatives shouldn't have set up the scheme but repeated she never benefited when the shares were offshore.Asked if she felt she could serve again as chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, Ms Hodge said she was hoping Labour will win the election so "it won't be up for grabs because it will be held by a member of the Opposition"."But I don't believe that I have acted in any way inappropriately," she said.'
So indeed the BBC did report:The Times has several pieces that are of special interest, first:'... just under 96,000 Stemcor shares handed to Ms Hodge in 2011 came from [Liechtenstein], which is renowned for low tax rates. Three quarters of the shares in the family’s Liechtenstein trust had previously been held in Panama, which Ms Hodge described last month as “one of the most secretive jurisdictions” with “the least protection anywhere in the world against money laundering”. The veteran Labour MP was accused of sheer hypocrisy. She has repeatedly attacked big businesses and bankers who used offshore arrangements, but has not declared that she benefited from an offshore trust.'But the extract that may be of most relevance is this:
'Ms Hodge's Stemcor shares were transferred onshore using the Liechtenstein Declaration Facility LDF)... The LDF was established in 2009 to encourage people with undeclared income or unpaid taxes to repatriate their assets from Liechtenstein by offering favourable terms. Tax liabilities under the scheme need be declared back to 1999, rather than the standard 20-year period. Users must pay the back taxes due, plus interest for the period, but the penalty is set at 10 percent of the sum owed, rather than 100 percent, and there is no threat of criminal prosecution.'When the BBC deign to cover this story, they will be probably be quoting Margaret Hodge or one of her BBC supporters, stating that all taxes due were in fact paid. I doubt that someone will raise the question of the LDF's 1999 limit and ask how much tax might have been due if the more usual 20-year period had been applied. Likewise how much penalty was saved by being applied at 10% rather than the normal 100%.
I'll not hold my breath waiting for any BBC 'journalist' to ask any of the more penetrating questions that I laid out on Wednesday and repeat above.'She said "I have always paid tax to the full."'
Remember that for 13 years of the last Labour government the top tax rate was 40%, it was raised about to 50% about 10 weeks before the 2010 election.
Here's Ed Balls being interviewed by Andrew Neil from February 2013
Just as slippery then...
And more recently from February of this year with Andrew Marr
Answer the f***ing question Balls.
'But Labour wasn't just asleep at the wheel when it came to City regulation. Arguably it was drunk at the wheel - in that it loved the City boom, for generating huge tax revenues that it then lavished on public services.
So the failure to keep the City properly in check was in a sense wilful and therefore doubly wrong
And there's another thing. Even best-in-class regulation of the City can't protect any economy from periodic shocks.
Which is why there is something to be said for George Osborne's favourite cliche, that it is sensible to mend the roof when the sun is shining.
Or to put it another way, when the economy is growing strongly, as it did through most of Labour's years in office, it probably does no harm to finance growth in public services largely through the proceeds of growth, rather than through borrowing.
Why? Well, the lower the national debt at the time recession bites, the more scope there is to borrow to protect public services and increase benefits, to shield people from the pain of recession.'
Too right Ed Balls should have been sacked and never let near a position of economic responsibility ever again.
Actually that reminds me more of Neil Kinnock...
David Cameron's lascivious 'love' at 0:33 is my favourite moment, well that and Cameron and Clegg nodding at each other just before the end of the video.