On the evening news today I saw Jeremy Corbyn kicking off the Labour election campaign, giving it plenty about ‘The People’. Labour are the party of The People he said and will engage with The People and empower The People. Under his Labour government The People will come first and blah, blah, blah.
And I thought,”Yeah that’s it, he wasn’t always called Jeremy Corbyn was he? Anyone remember Jeremy (Wolfie) Smith?
Leaders of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) have made astonishing claim that Prime Minister Teresa May’s move to call an early General Election in June this year was done to pre-empt a series of by-elections that could be called following a police investigation into alleged electoral fraud. Accusing May and the Conservative government she leads of “putting party before country”, UKIP front man Paul Nuttall appeared to suggest an electoral fraud scandal and the ensuing disqualification of sitting members of The House of Commons could rob the government of its slender majority in parliament.
Mrs. May strongly denied she would call a snap election after being chosen, unopposed, as the Conservative leader following the resignation of David Cameron after he was humiliated when the country voted to leave the EU (Brexit). After parliament approved the invocation of the Article 50 Bill with a massive majority, with many of the unelected members of the House of Lords, along with a large section of Labour MPs, the Scottish Nationalists and Liberal Democrats along with a rebel faction in her own party promising they would prevent Brexit going ahead (in defiance of the democratic will,) The Prime minister today claimed she had “reluctantly” changed her mind.
Her U-turn also comes exactly a month after reports suggested Conservative Party figures were fearful of a series of by-elections that could be called after up to 20 of their MPs were alleged to have broken electoral law in the 2015 campaign, mostly in seats UKIP had a good chance of winning.
More than ten police forces have referred cases to the Crown Prosecution Service and lawyers are now considering whether to charge the MPs or their agents after a year long investigation.
“…The prospect of a slew of Tory-held by-elections caused by the seeming systematic breach of electoral law at the last election, predominantly in places where UKIP were pressing the Conservatives hard” could have influenced the decision to hold an election now, suggested Nuttall in a press statement.
Deputy UKIP leader Peter Whittle also said the decision was “utterly cynical”, adding: “But we’re having [a general election] now and my party is actually quite excited about it.” Speaking on the BBC’s Daily Politics, he said there was “no question” the Tories were acting out of self-interest.
With a referendum in Italy, ostensibly on constitutional reforms but perceived as a referendum on the leadership of the ruling elite, looming in November and the anti – globalisation, pro sovereignty Five Star Party growing in popularity all the time. Should the constitutional changes be voted down, and the against campaign is showing a comfortable lead in opinion polls at the moment, it will put a Quitaly in-out referendum, similar to the so called Brexit vote that kick off the process of Britain leaving the European Union, at the top of the agenda.
US Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton launched a hysterical, irrational attack, filled with half truths and blatant lies, against the most prominent figure in the campaign to get Britain out of the EU (Brexit), UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage, during a speech at a rally today. Mrs Clinton, responding to Farage’s address to a large and enthusiastic audience at a Donald Trump rally, may have been rattled at the prospect of having such a hihly effective campaigner in the rival camp …
Brussels went too far, they crossed the line in moving from an economic union to a political pan – European political empire. In the end it was a race as to which member state would quit first, Britain, Natherlands, Denmark or Italy. In the event it is Britain.
Is Brexit A Harbinger Of Doom For The ‘Experts’
The Brexit vote, the decision by a democratic majority in Britain to leave the European Union has sent shockwaves around the world. Not only does the EU now face a tsunami of departures, the usurpation of democracy by ‘experts’ ( technocrats ) has been challenged and exposed as a sham.
Unless the testicularly deficient politicians stand up for their nations he only thing that will halt the European Union’s push beyond Europe’s geographical borders to incorporate Asian, middle eastern and north African nations is war. Power is addictive and the bean counters of Brussels have ambitions far beyond Europe.
The Hypocrisy and Snobbery Of The Remain Campaign And The Antidote
When I had to defriend a Facebook contact because she was arguing in favour of the EU, it was not simply because I support Brexit that I had become pissed of with her, it was the snobbish and condescending way she dismissed supporters of LEAVE and their case. People are entitled to their opinion on the European Union, but they should check the ‘facts’ they post in support of their arguments.
After my short intro is a savage indictment by Brexit supporting Labour MP Kate Hoey of the way the Labour Party has abandoned the working class and is now trying to betray the party’s proud heritage and its roots in the industrial areas by taking Britain into an undemocratic, corporate controlled, capitalist friendly, elite dominated globalist control freak project.
Few of you were aware probably that there is an EU referendum vote in The Netherlands this week. As usual with anything negative about the EU barely a word has been printed in the topic in mainstream media and the silence from our notionally unbiased national broadcaster The Bolshevik Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has been deafening.
Europeans want us British to lead them out of Europe. Don’t be fooled by project fear, the European Union (aka the Euronazi Federal Superstate) is falling apart. There will not be chaos if we leave, there will be chaos if we stay.
Brexit would be the best result of Britainâ€™s in / out referendum for both Britain and the EU i a Belgian professor who heads up the European Institute at the London School of Economics (LSE) has said.
OK, I know a lot of you think Boris is most accurately described by a word many people find offensive, but heâ€™s put together a very good argument here on why we must leave the EU. Published in part here under â€˜fair useâ€™ terms and conditions, in the public interest …
David Cameron, who was apparently up all night trying to make other European leaders understand why his country needs a better deal in order to poersuade the prople it is a good idea stay in the EU. Unless Cameron gets what will enable him to sell the idea of surrendering national sovereignty to a Federal European Superstate ruled by a committee of unelected bureaucrats in to the British public he will not campaign for the UK to remain in the bloc
Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann said at the E?U summit on British membership terms that the European Union wants to reach an agreement with the United Kingdom, but it is not prepared to compromise the banking union (financial integration) or the further integration of monetary union (UK being forced to abandon the pound join the Euro?) to achieve this goal.
Cameron’s EU Deal Worthless. It Can Be Vetoed In European Parliament?
Opinion polls show Britain is evenly divided on the question of whether to leave or remain in the EU, though it has been suggested up to 10 million other voters, many of them women, have yet to make a decision. How they cast their vote will shape the future of the world’s fifth largest economy and the EU itself. But what is really at stake is more important than economics …
(AFP) – French police found guns and bomb-making materials during searches of suspected terrorist bases in the southern city of Marseille on Tuesday (April 18). Two men suspected of plotting a major attack days before presidential polls were arrested, sources with inside knowledge of police operations said.
The weapons and bomb making tackle were discovered after the suspects – “radicalised) (i.e. Muslim) Frenchmen aged 23 and 29 – were taken into custody.The informants asked not to be named because they were not authorised to speak publicly.
France’s Interior Minister Matthias Fekl said the attack was panned for in the “next few days” as France gears up to vote on Sunday in the first round of a two-stage presidential election.
Photos of the two suspects have been distributed to the security teams for far-right candidate Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron. “The photos were passed to my security service from Thursday,” Le Pen told AFP, while an aide to Macron also confirmed his campaign team received the pictures.
Conservative candidate Francois Fillon was warned about the danger on Friday, an aide said.
France has been on high alert for more than two years following a string of terror attacks which began in January 2015, killing more than 230 people.
Polls have shown that voters are more concerned about unemployment and their spending power than terrorism or security, though analysts warn that concerns could change quickly in the event of further bloodshed.
France’s Slide Into Martial Law
One of the stories we reported recently concerned the way the socialist government in France is using the November 2016 terrorist attacks to push the country towards Martial law and full government control of the media. This was initially disguised by Francois Hollande’s government as a clampdown on ‘conspiracy theories’ that damage national security.
France is trying to create a coalition to destroy Isil, but President Obama isn’t interested
With France leading Europe into a coalition with Russia against Islamic State, and Chia also giving its support to the struggle against Islamic extremism, why is Barack Hussein Obama still pussyfooting around and talking about the need to support moderate anti – Assad groups? Could it be his Saudi puppet masters agenda of overthrowing Assad is more important to him.
Terrorism: France Will Push To End Borderless Schengen Zone
Europe’s free movement zone is already under pressure due to the tide of illegal entrants flooding over the EU’s external borders. Now, terror stricken French citizens will demand emergency border controls and the re – establishment of national borders at a summit on Friday.” To all intents and purposes it will be a temporary suspension of Schengen,”
Who Runs America, The White House Or The Shadow Government?
Reports of President Barack Obama’s meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit over the weekend do not look right in the context of yet another blitz of provocative rhetoric from The Pentagon and the Department of Defence towards Moscow. In view of the USA’s constant push towards all out war with Russia, one has to ask who is in control: Obama or the generals?
France ready to bomb Syria ‘in self-defense’ – foreign minister
France’s Francois Hollande has been almost as desperate as Barack Obama for a war that will distract French voters from the economic disaster his socialist government has wrought. But if Russia continues to back Assad and there is no reason to think they will not, any allied effort to bring down assad is a non starter.
Putin Orders Military To “Boost Strategic Nuclear Forces” As Syria Situation Worsens
The website attracts a predominantly conservative audience so responses in the comment thread were full of Gung ho claims about American exceptionalism and the superiority of American trained soldiers […] It is already known that Pentagon officials have been shocked by the capabilities of Russia’s most advanced aircraft, the SU34 and by the advanced technology used in weaponry of Russian naval vessels now guarding the approaches to Syria’s coast.
“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” – George Orwell
Having recently joined her conservative opponent Francois Fillon in facing the French legal system over possible embezzlement charges of her own, (her chief of staff and bodyguard were detained by police last week), the push to isolate and crack down on the anti-establishment presidential candidate moved to the European Parliament where EU lawmakers lifted Le Pen’s EU parliamentary immunity on Thursday for tweeting pictures of Islamic State violence.
The direction in which the persecution of Le Pen has moved, after she simply refused to answer police questions suggests the police had no evidence on which to build a case. Now, in a move that stinks of a left wing stitch up (lies, smears and dirty tricks are typical leftist tactics of course, taken straight from the Frankfurt School handbook on tactics for destabilising society ) the thrust of the campaign has shifted to alleged ‘hate crime’ and the prosecution has been passed to the EU, far more a law unto themselves, not constrained by national laws and old fashioned notions like justice, fairness and equality in the eyes of the law. EU law tends to run on the basis of some little bureaucrat saying, “If I decide its a crime them its a crime,” which is exactly how the bureaucratic dictatorships in Nazi germany and Soviet Russia used to operate.
Le Pen is under investigation in France for posting three images of Islamic State executions on Twitter in December 2015, including the beheading of American journalist James Foley. There is no question that these events happened and the atrocities were carried out by Islamic state members so Le Pen’s immunity as a Member of the European Parliament ought to shield her from prosecution. Lifting that immunity, just over a month before the first round of the French presidential election after a request from the French judiciary, and this amateurish, ham fisted attempt to derail her campaign is really as good as a confession that the ruling elites fear a Le Pen victory in the election and will resort to criminal acts to discredit her .
The vote on Thursday by a large show of hands in the plenary of the EU Parliament confirmed a preliminary decision taken on Tuesday by the legal affairs committee of the EU legislature. In the report underpinning parliament’s decision, eurosceptic 5 Star Movement lawmaker Laura Ferrara said that although the images posted by Le Pen were easily accessible on several websites, “this does not alter the fact that their violent nature is likely to undermine human dignity”.
Le Pen’s move was seen as not appropriate for a member of the European Parliament, the report said. Ferrara also said that there was no reason to think Le Pen was being persecuted judicially because “the speed at which legal proceedings have been taken against Marine Le Pen is comparable to the pace of other proceedings in matters relating to the press and other media”.
The EU parliament decision, reported by Reuters, grants the prosecutor looking into the affair power to bring Le Pen in for police questioning. It will also stoke social tensions in France with the country already on the verge of civil disorder following a wave of rioting in immigrant areas.
According to a major opinion poll commissioned and published jointly by ABC
News and The Washington Post
a substantial majority of Americans disapprove of the FBI’s (and implicitly Attorney Genera Loretta Lynch’s decision not to prosecute ‘Crooked Hillary’ over her numerous and irrefutable violations of state security protocols while Secretary of State.
As has been widely reported, Mrs Clinton’s team at the US State Department, acting on her orders, used a private, unsecured server to handle official e-mails rather than the government network. This resulted in many hackers being able to access the emails and thousands of them including hundred of documents classified top secret ending up in the hands of Wikileaks and The Kremlin.
Unsurprisingly therefore, in the first major poll following the email-gate debacle, Donald Trump has taken the lead in three key swing states and narrowed Clinton’s lead overall to just 3 points. As one analyst commented that while there is no definite link between Clinton’s falling popularity and the DoJ decision she appears to have lost ground to Trump on questions which measure moral standards and honesty.
As readers know, we are not by any stretch of the imagination fans of Hillary Clinton, but credit where it’s due; to be less trusted than Donald Trump on moral and ethical issues is a very significant achievement.
So far of course, what we must assume is the conclusion of servergate, with FBI director James Comey having virtually admitted that although Hillary Clinton is definitely guilty of far worse crimes that others, including very senior military officers have been jailed for, because it would be just too emarrassing for the USA to admit their corrrupt political system would allow a traitor to run for president, they are going to pretend the crimes never happened and thus possibly allow that traitor to become head of state in a nation which still likes to think of itself as the most powerful in the world.
There was an almost audible sigh of relief from the political establishment last week when Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and posh lady Hillary Clinton (D-Blomingdales) won the US Republican and Democratic Party nomination contest in Iowa. The mavericks Donald Trump (Republican sort of) and Bernie Sanders (Democrat, sort of) who had led in opinion polls were beaten (in very dubious circumstances in the case of Sanders defeat by Hillary Clinton, who won the nomination because her campaign manager won 6 precincts on a coin toss by calling, correctly, HEADS each time. What are the odds against that.)
The British media, for the main part Obama worshippers since 2007, almost collectively orgasmed: “OMG Trump lost!” one headline read while others proclaimed that Sanders (only beaten on the six tossed of a double headed coin you must remember) was finished, his campaign was over.
Today in New Hampshire where both parties have a proper ‘primary’ election as opposed to a caucus a system that apparently chooses candidates by tossing coins, drawing lots, cutting cards or maybe in extreme cases, making the candidates have a fight, it was a different. UK media coalescing around the idea that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Donald Trump have “shaken up” the Presidential race.
That would be good headline, but it is too late. Sanders and Trump and the American public shook up the Presidential race when they announced their candidacies months ago, and the public, bored with machine politics and boring banality spouting half wits like Barack Obama and sickened by the self interest of Washington politicians, as Robert Burns might have put it, ‘bought and paid for with corporate gold’*.
This morning as Sanders’ and Trumps’ supporters celebrate their victories, nobody in the political establishment or the mainstream media can understand how this has happened.
The case is no one in the establishment media could predict this departure from the script because increasingly over the past forty or maybe fifty years Washington insiders and political journalists have lived in a bubble, isolating themselves more and more from what the ordinaty punters think.
“Surely America will come to its senses?” has been the refrain throughout the run up to this Presidential election campaign. They cannot see that American voters have come to their senses, they have rejected the politically correct consensus that has made the two parties indistinguishable, they have rejected the back room deal making and the short term self interest of machine politics. They have voted for the outsiders.
Mainstream commentators cannot fathom why the “anointed ones,” candidates Jeb Bush (son and bother of former Presidents) and Hillary Clinton (wife of a former President), aren’t being propelled to victory by their politically correct, controversy avoiding banality and cynical attempt to appeal to minorities, disregarding the inteerests of those groups whose votes they take for granted.
Today, television and print news across the USA and around the world country have been forced to wake up to the idea that the tsunami of anti-establishment feeling surging through Europe as evidence by the rise of national interest parties such as France’s Front National, UKIP in Britain, AFD in Germany and the Sweden Democrats, all opposed to mass immigration and the further transfer of national sovereignty to unelected Bureaucrats, has reached the USA. There people have seen President Obama support terorists sworn to harm US interests, show contempt for the constitution, divide the nation racially and try to surrender sovereignty to the United Nations. Here’s how the UK media see it:
The BBC leads with: “Both candidates are riding on a wave of discontent with mainstream politics”.
The Independent says: “Outsiders Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders were handsomely rewarded by the voters of New Hampshire on Tuesday night – with predictions handing them huge wins over their establishment rivals”.
The Guardian reports: “Donald Trump, once an object of mockery and scorn by many in the political establishment, has won the New Hampshire Republican primary.”
The Daily Mail notes: “About half [of Republican voters] also said they want the next U.S. president to be someone who comes from outside America’s political ‘establishment.’”
From the Telegraph: “Maverick candidates Trump and Sanders rock US political establishment”.
The Huffington Post UK states: “Both winners peddle a strong ideological message at odds with the country’s political mainstream”.
Westminster’s most establishment magazine, the Spectator said in its online edition: “Populism won tonight in New Hampshire. Rage against the elite won tonight in New Hampshire”.
But the Murdoch press wasn’t quite as conciliatory, after Mr. Trump declared war against his Fox News Channel by refusing to attend the debate in Iowa.
The Times front page proclaimed: “Donald Trump won the New Hampshire primary last night – the surest sign yet that voters are ready to put a billionaire former reality TV star with no political experience into the world’s most powerful executive position.”
I was somewhat surprised to see in the online version of a British national newspaper a story about which of the seventeen contenders for the Republican Party nomination to contest the 2016 Presidential election own guns.
It turns out the only one of the seventeen who does not own a gun is Jeb Bush, brother of George Dubya who was president from 2001 to 2009 and scion of the notoriously gun crazy Bush clan.
But them to state starkly that Jeb Bush does not own a gun is perhaps misleading. I have read at reliable sources that Bush J does not need to own a gun, he employs four heavily armed and highly trained ex marines to accompany him everywhere and to quote Goldfinger: “Take care of any unpleasantness.”