Scots Wha Hae When Wallace Bled

I was amused to read this morning that a bunch of English people who cling to celebrity because they used to be talented plus Dame Judi Dench who is still talented and Helena Bonham Carter who is still my favourite fantasy (both should know better), are now so deluded they think the Scots will be so impressed by their fame as to accept guidance from a bunch of superannuated sassernachs on which way to vote in the independence referendum.

robert the bruce defeats the english at bannokburn

from The Daily Telegraph:

Sir Mick Jagger, Dame Judi Dench and Stephen Hawking have joined hundred of celebrities, artists and public figures calling on the people of Scotland to vote to stay in the union.

Over 200 public figures from sport, cinema, television and literature have written an open letter to the people of Scotland in advance of next month’s referendum which says: “Let’s stay together”.

Other signatories include Helena Bonham Carter, the actress, Tom Daley, the Olympian, and singers Dame Vera Lynn and Sir Cliff Richard.

The letter states: “We want to let you know how very much we value our bonds of citizenship with you, and to express our hope that you will vote to renew them.

“What unites us is much greater than what divides us. Let’s stay together.”

read full article in The Daily Telegraph

Is this a sign we are importing another negative trend from the USA where at election times, endorsements from people like Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, George Clowney and Brad his name is rhyming slang count for more that the policies offered by various candidates.

Fortunately voters in the Scottish referendum are hard headed Scots, a fiercely independent people who don’t like being told what to do by anyone, especially The English.

So if the celebs letter is truly about keeping the union together it could turn out to be counter productive.

Personally I love Scotland and would be sad to see our nations divided, but I don’t expect the Scots to take any notice of me either. So here, my Scottish readers are words that will inspire you to follow your conscience and put Scotland first. And remember, the British Royal Family are successors of King James VI of Scotland, not Edward Longshanks.

Robert Bruce’s March To Bannockburn

Scots, wha hae wi’ Wallace bled,
Scots, wham Bruce has aften led,
Welcome to your gory bed,
Or to Victorie!

Now’s the day, and now’s the hour;
See the front o’ battle lour;
See approach proud Edward’s power-
Chains and Slaverie!

Wha will be a traitor knave?
Wha can fill a coward’s grave?
Wha sae base as be a Slave?
Let him turn and flee!

Wha, for Scotland’s King and Law,
Freedom’s sword will strongly draw,
Free-man stand, or Free-man fa’,
Let him on wi’ me!

By Oppression’s woes and pains!
By your Sons in servile chains!
We will drain our dearest veins,
But they shall be free!

Lay the proud Usurpers low!
Tyrants fall in every foe!
Liberty’s in every blow!-
Let us Do or Die!

More Burns poetry

Voter Backlash against Media UKIP Smears Is Good For Democracy

Mike Harding

One of the saddest things I have seen on the interweb of Sheeple for a long time was a post yesterday from a comedian who did very well in the 70s and 80s by presenting himself as a working class hero and man of the people. Even though Mike Harding is from a considerably poorer part of Manchester than the one I was born in, and grew up in the Lowryesque streets of Crumpsall where my family moved to green and pleasant Shropshire, in his comedy and music gigs Harding talked about shared experiences of 1950s childhood and sixties adolescence especially the agonies of adolescence because we moved back to Manchester when I was fourteen.

One would think then that somebody like Mike Harding would understand the attitudes of the working class. But no, like so many working class heros he has sold out the the politically correct luvvieocracy of the media and showbiz. There he was on his facebook page, assuming his faded celebrity gave him some kind of authority to tell people what to think, sneering at a UKIP candidate for expressing the view that working class people are sick of the media banging on about homosexuals rights and what a bigoted lot of buggers the masses are, when actually what the working class want politicians and the medias to talk about are things like jobs, immigration, the cost of living, immigration and jobs in that order.

And of course the media and politicians just take a patronising, paternalistic stance: “those things are to complicated for you oiks to be bothering your bigoted little heads with,” they say (well I’m papaphrasing.

Well I live in east Lancashire and I can tell Mike Harding that the opinion expressed by the UKIPper he is sneering at, that dislike of ‘the homosexual community’ is a view that has held sway for a long times and continues to do so.

Good to see then that voters have flicked a very big V sign to Mike Harding and the other media luvvies and in response to the smear campoaign UKIP’s poll rating has risen.

Wealthy, superior luvvies might not be able to think for themselves but the working class voters obviously can.

from The Guardian:
The media’s failure to neutralise Ukip can only be good for democracy

‘The intrusive power of the media, their capacity to lay waste the lives of ordinary people and celebrities alike, has been much aired, before and after Leveson. But there is another form of power, exercised with far greater discretion. This is the ability of the media to shape – and to limit – discussion; a capacity which has in recent weeks become conspicuously transparent, thanks to their efforts to discredit Ukip in general, and Nigel Farage in particular.

The dominant political parties and the mainstream media collusively concerted the attack on Ukip. Never has the management of what is somewhat hyperbolically called “the clash of ideas”, conducted by the opinion-formers and gatekeepers of debate, been so clear. Rarely have the tactics to maintain argument within acceptable bounds been more obvious.’

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I particularly liked this line from the article:

“It may be considered something of an irony that, since all the main parties are, in one way or another, conservative parties, an even more conservative party should be the object of such vilification; and this can be ascribed only to the desire to maintain a monopoly of representation by Conservatives, Labour and Liberal Democrats.”

Absofuckinglutely right.

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Why Is Britain More Elitist Than Ever?

The (still) lovely Helen Mirren, awarded a BAFTA fellowship last night for being all – round wonderful, said in her acceptance speech that acting has become the preserve of kids with rich parents.

Dame Helen said “only kids with wealthy parents can get into the acting profession”, and she is absolutely right of course. Thirteen years of complete misrule by Labour, the party of billionires, lawyers and academics hate the working class so much they deliberately made British society more stratified and hierarchic that it was under the old nobility. All the decent jobs are in closed shop professions.

And the condemed coalition have done nothing to redress the balance.

I’ve nothing against posh kids going into acting of course. Be nice if a few of them could act better than planks however. Here are a few who can’t manage a glottal stop between them.

And now a few from the era when most people were so poor they had the arse out of their trousers, some truly grats whose childhoods were so poor they couldn’t affor to have the arse out of their trousers, so they had to act as if they did.

Michael Caine
Tom Courtnay
Rita Tushingham
Gary Oldman
Christopher Eccleston
Shiela Hancock
Ray Winstone
Bob Hoskins
Gerard Butler
Julie Walters
Sean Connery
Jane Horrocks
Peter O’Toole
Richard Burton
Naomie Harris
And of course Helen Mirren herself – though her Dad was from a wealthy Russian family he worked as a cab driver in Britain.

Not bad from memory.

American Z Lister Launches Instant weight Loss Plan

When Chistmas shopping has worn you out and a trip up to Morecambe to rescue Dear Old Mum from tidal surge is on the cards, what do you do? Resort to celebrity gossip or girls with big breasts. Or both.

The new celebrity weight loss plan launched by celebrity zero-talent Heidi Montag (no I hadn’t heard of her prior to finding this story either,) is a sensation. According to The Examiner, former reality television star Heidi (famous for a pair of enormous breasts which she did not grow herself) shed six pounds instantly by having her implants removed. See below what Heidi looked like as nature endowed her and then with the unwildy implants.

heidi montag
Heidi Montag before implants and after.

Cosmetic surgery is addictive of course (and always good for a few column inches in the trashier media) but when you’ve already had HH implants, then like Spinal Tap when they turned the amps up to ten, there’s nowhere left to go.

Spinal Tap famously solved the problem by having custom built amps with volume controls that went to eleven. but would the same trick work for tits? It would be possible to go from HH to II perhaps but Ms. Montag is smarter than that, she decided to announce she needed to lose weight and accomplished this by having her megaboob implants taken out.

She has not returned to the pretty, modestly proportioned girl of our before picture however (well a girl has to make a living). But at least she is not quite as threatening as she was recently.

weight loss heidi

OMFG – Tom Daly Is Gay

He only came out this morning and already I want to strangle Tom Daly. Not because he’s gay but because he’s given the gay lobby in mainstream media something with which they can annoy us until the next Olympics when another petulant, preening, posing, hissy fit throwing failure by this obnoxious little attention seeker at his chosen event, the world’s most boring non – sport exposes him for what he really is, a nonentity.

OK he’s the best diver we have had in fifty years but how hard is it to be a contender in a sport nobody else is intersted in?

Its always possible of course, given Daly’s track record for attention seeking and throwing hissy fits when he does not get his own way, that coming out is just a ploy to get himself in the papers because nobody is very interested in diving and he was feeling a bit ignored, what with Rebecca Adlington being on tele every day in I’m a celebrity..

Whatever, unfortunately it means we will have to put up with this Dunt (no, his name really is Dunt, going on about how wonderful it is that the most boring sports competitor in Britain is gay.

“Tom Daley just did more for gay culture by lying back on a couch than a thousands of hours of diligent campaign work could ever hope to achieve.

The Olympic diver’s statement, delivered through YouTube, that he was dating a guy will have probably surprised few people.

What was truly special about the announcement was the way in which it was made. There was no sombre, set-piece, media-event TV interview. There was none of the fevered, front page hysteria which would have greeted a newspaper exclusive.”

What? Gay culture? What gay culture? I’ve never heard anything about julian Clary or Elton John or Paul O’Grady or Clare Balding being into diving. (Actually scrub Clare Balding from the list, she’s probably done more than her share of diving). And what is Dunt on about when he says there was no staged media event. Tom Daly was lying back on a sofa (Oi, stupid Dunt, it’s sofa not couch, you ignorant, lower class moron) talking to nobody in particular about how great it is to be gay and someone who just happened to accidentally film the speech on a smartphone then happened to accidentally post it on You Tube? I think not.

Well if it’s any consolation to the gay culture bods, I don’t hate Tom Daly any more now than I did before. He’s still a pointless, irritating little twat and an attention seeker.

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A Rant About Self Righteous Labour Luvvies

Today Tim Stanley wrote in the Daily Telegraph:

Bijan Ebrahimi’s murder had nothing to do with class. We are all capable of horror and of tolerating it

On July 14 this year, two men dragged the unconscious Bijan Ebrahimi onto his front garden, doused him in white spirit and set him on fire. They suspected the quiet Iranian immigrant of being a paedophile and had decided to “take the law into their own hands”. The incredible thing is that they were surrounded by a silent jury: local residents watched from their windows and did nothing. It’s a tale of horror to rival the Bulger killing or the patio graveyard of Fred and Rose West.

What does it tell us about anything? Dan Hodges (the Telegraph’s politically correct, blairite, Labour supporting token leftie – Boggart Blog) has written a powerful piece arguing that it undermines the Left’s narrative of working-class life as an “oasis” of solidarity. On the contrary, it exposes the “the other side of working-class Britain. The intolerance. The suspicion of distinctiveness. The naked hatred of anything, and anyone, that dares not conform.”
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After forty years of watching Labour drift from being “the people’s party” to now being the “millionaire, academic and elitist party” why are you surprised that a Blairite fool like Hodges does not understand the working class.
I’ve employed a fair few working class people over the years, they are a very mixed bunch, far from the stereotypes Labour elitists like Hodges would like to apply to them. What they do have in common however is a strong feeling of having been totally abandoned by government and the political parties, of their concerns being ridiculed and derided and of their social class being as despised by these new elitists as the old peasant classes were by the gentry.

It is because the left is now the new elite and Labour are their party that the working class vote has become more volatile and the atmosphere across the nation is so angry.

And when our police are such wusses they have an emotional crisis if someone calls them plebs, is it any wonder that vigilante law, with all the prejudices and injustices that contains, is becoming the law of the streets.

It is not that Bijan Ebrahimi to whom Stanley refers, a totally innocent man from what I read of the case, was suspected by the mob that led to this horrible crime, it is that the people who carried out the attack and those who stood by and did not intervene, suspected the authorities, from the local police to the highest in the land would do nothing; that the man would be protected by his race, just as Jimmy Savile was protected for decades by his celebrity status and the fact that he did a lot for charidee (which he never talked about but made sure others did) as well as the tendency of all elites to close ranks and protect their own.

It was widely rumoured from the 1960s onwards that Savile was a paedophile, everybody in the north west knew from the 1970s that Stuart hall was a paedo too (though as least hall was a good broadcaster). The media luvvies and lefties in broadcasting and the press, for whatever reasons, saw fit to cover it all up.

The victims were not part of the elite so they did not matter, their lives and feelings were worthless.

And that is why the working class have turned against labour (although they will still vote for the party because the guilt tripped posh boys and girls will keep the benefits flowing). Prof. Tim Stanley knows absolutely nothing, Dan Hodges MA knows even less.

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Paedophile Former BBC Chauffeur Implicated In Jimmy Savile Scandal Found Dead

Candle In The Wind (the original version) was IMNSHO one of Elton John’s best song and Bernie Taupin’s poignant lyric really made the tragedy of Marilyn Monroe, the first victim of the Hollywood MK Ulta mindfuck, vividly real. One of my favourite lines from that song was “You had the grace to hold yourself while those around you crawled.”

What did it mean? To me it meant Marilyn understood what had been done to her, the abuse, drugs and booze had destroyed her and by taking her own life she held her dignity rather than becoming and increasingly pathetic figure.

So what does that have to do with former BBC employee and driver to paedophile, serial sex monster and BBC created icon Jimmy Savile? Did Smith, due to give evidence in court, hold himself? He was already a convicted paedophile with over sixty abuse offences on his record so there was little dignity to be salvaged.

Or was there a more sinister aspect to his death.

It had been widely anticipated that in court smith would reveal information that would implicate Judges and senior lawyers, front line politicians and wealthy, powerful businessmen and media figures in the paedophile ring Savile was at the centre of.

So we must wonder one again was this the suicide of a lonely, frightened, disgraced individual or was Smith’s death assisted by agents of the state because what he knew posed too great a threat to the establishment. It will be interesting to see what emerges in the next few days.

I have always seen the law as the protector of the privileged and that is as it should be. In this politically correct nightmare however, while blacks and gays are treated as superior castes and celebrities and elitists are above the law, an ordinary citizen is hounded to hell and back for parking his car on a yellow line for a couple of minutes or failing to pay the television tax to fund the Stalinist propaganda pumped out by the state propaganda machine known as the BBC while privileged people like Savile and company can get away with repugnant crimes for years, protected by the very people and organisations that scream most loudly about equal rights.

And what about the rumours of big names in the political establishment being involved? Everything has gone hush puppies hush hush about that yet several prominent Conservative, Labour and Lib Dem MPs must have a lot of explaining to do. Like these people? or maybe these people.

Not one MP, Peer or high establishment figure has even been questioned about their close relationship to Savile,not even the home secretary at the time Edwina Currie who not only made him ‘ head of an enquiry ‘ into Broadmoor even though he had absolutely no qualifications for such a role but also allowed him to have his own set of keys to Broadmoor so he could come and go as he pleased to have cosy little chats with notorious serial killers?

Come on,open your eyes people, are we really that dumb?. How did Savile get away with this for so many years ? It seems a lot of people knew what he was like or had their suspicions and yet nobody came forward until after his death. And despite his sexual proclivities being widely known, with colleagues such as Paul Gambaccini and Tony Blackburn among those being told to back off when they raised concerns and comedians such as Hugh Dennis, Alexi Sayle and Jerry Sadowicz openly pillorying Savile as a pervert ( Why did no one listen to Jerry’s howl of rage?) from the 1980s, Saviles cimes were covered up by the most politically correct organisation in the land.

Who was behind the cover up which must be of gigantic proportions.

Could it have been that Savile knew too much about too many people who were too high up the feeding chain to have the truth told about them.

The longer this thing goes on the worse the stink gets.

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