Government Fund Launched To Help Preserve Decaying Churches

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Launching a government funded £1.8m scheme to maintain and preserve some of Britain’s most beautiful churches that are at risk, Historic England Chief Executive, Duncan Wilson, said: “ We are committed to supporting congregations who care for these extraordinary buildings and pleased that the pilot will be looking not only at the buildings themselves, but also at how they can be imaginatively used so they can once again be at the heart of local communities.”

The scheme, to be managed by Historic England, will pay for urgent repairs and support the efforts of volunteers to maintain listed buildings including churches, synagogues, and meeting houses in two pilot areas, Suffolk and Greater Manchester. The tasks involved often require specialist skills.

The pilot regions were chosen because one is more urban and other other more rural, and the scope of the project has been based on the recommendations of last year’s Taylor Review which examined the sustainability of English churches and cathedrals. The report stated that church buildings play a “vital role” in offering public services, and give communities a sense of identity.

It recommended that they should be opened up for other uses, such as Post Offices, flu jabs and youth clubs to help ensure a more sustainable future for the buildings. The Daily Stirrer and our predecessor were, as usual, way ahead of the game when we suggested ten years ago that such a scheme was needed.

The diocese of Manchester has already earmarked for help from the scheme, Anglican churches which could benefit from the fund, including St Chad’s, Rochdale (above), a Grade I listed church in need of repair, and St Thomas, Halliwell which needs modernising and plans to work with a local school.

Manchester’s churches are already used to host foodbanks, breakfast and holiday clubs, credit unions and debt advice centres and support services for refuges and asylum seekers.

Now we will make another suggestion that we hope politicians and bureaucrats might one day catch up with. Part of the cost of this scheme could be offset if government departments and local councils stop giving generous grants to Muslim organisations for the building of Mosques and ‘Islamic Study Centres (aka training schools for jihadists.) There is no place in civilised, tolerant Britain for the brutal and primitive laws and customs of a medieval religion like Islam.

UK Government Ignore Terrorists Linked to Manchester Massacre for Decades

Salman Abedi, the Manchester suicide bomber responsible for killing 22 people at the end of an Aleana Grande concert at Manchester Arena   was previously known to British security and intelligence agencies. In fact, as we reported yesterday, UK Security Services had been warned of his jihadist sympathies many times over a five year period.

As suspected and as was the case in virtually all recent terror attacks carried out in Europe – including those in both in France and Belgium, the bomber was born in the nation where the attack was carried out, and radicalised first in fundamentalist Mosques and then during trips to Islamist held areas in middle east conflict zones.

The Daily Telegraph reported under the, “Salman Abedi named as the Manchester suicide bomber – what we know about him,”:

Salman Abedi, 22, who was reportedly known to the security services, is thought to have returned from Libya as recently as this week. While spin doctors tasked with creating the official narrative focused their attempts at misdirection on a “lone wolf” attacker theme, claiming, before any evidence had been gathered, that Abedi organized and executed the blast himself. This was quickly discredited when it emerged during the police investigation that the nature of the improvised explosive device used and the detailed planning of the attack revealed it was an operation that could only have been carried out  by someone who had acquired militant experience through direct contact with a terrorist organization, and had the support of a terrorist organization with extensive experience.

The Telegraph and The Manchester Evening News also reported a Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) cell in Manchester: A group of Gaddafi dissidents, who were members of the outlawed Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), lived within close proximity to Abedi in the Whalley Range distict.

Among them was Abd al-Baset Azzouz, a father-of-four from Manchester, who left Britain to run a terrorist network in Libya overseen by Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s successor as leader of al-Qaeda.

Azzouz, 48, an expert bomb-maker, was accused of running an al-Qaeda network in eastern Libya. The Telegraph reported in 2014 that Azzouz had 200 to 300 militants under his control and was an expert in bomb-making.

Another member of the Libyan community in Manchester, Salah Aboaoba told Channel 4 news in 2011 that he had been fund raising for LIFG while in the city. Aboaoba had claimed he had raised funds at Didsbury mosque, the same mosque attended by Abedi. Thus, evidence that an active and highly motivated Libyan Islamist terror cell had been active in Manchester with the knowledge of the security services for many years before the Manchester attack exists in abundance. within the community’s members.

LIFG is a proscribed terrorist group listed as such by the United Kingdom’s government in 2005, and still appears upon its list of “Proscribed terrorist groups or organisations,” found on the government’s own website.

The accompanying government list (PDF) states explicitly regarding LIFG that: The LIFG seeks to replace the current Libyan regime with a hard-line Islamic state. The group is also part of the wider global Islamist extremist movement, as inspired by Al Qa’ida. The group has mounted several operations inside Libya, including a 1996 attempt to assassinate Mu’ammar Qadhafi. Thus, astoundingly, according to the Telegraph, a thriving community of listed terrorists exists knowingly in the midst of the British public, without any intervention by the UK government, security, or intelligence agencies – with members regularly traveling abroad and participating in armed conflict and terrorist activities before apparently returning home – not only without being incarcerated, but apparently also without even being closely monitored.

LIFG also appears on the US State Department’s list of Foreign Terrorist Organizations.

In early 2011, in the wake of the Libyan revolution and the fall of Gaddafi, LIFG members created the LIFG successor group, the Libyan Islamic Movement for Change (LIMC), and became one of many rebel groups united under the umbrella of the opposition leadership known as the Transitional National Council. Information released by the US State Department reveals a plan for a senior Al Qaeda-affiliate leader to head the regime put into power by US-led military operations – which included British forces.

Not only this, but prominent US politicians would even travel to Libya to personally offer support to the putative Islamist regime in Tripoli. In one notorious image, US Senator John McCain is seen shaking hands with and offering a gift to the terrorist leader in the wake of the Libyan government’s collapse.

The US State Department report on LIFG includes with information about its “area of operation,” claiming (emphasis added): “Since the late 1990s, many members have fled to southwest Asia, and European countries, particularly the UK.”

For the people of Britain and  the residents of Manchester, the British government is guilty of a catastrophic failure to act on information regarding LIFG, having failed to inform citizens of the threat living in their midst. This, presumably, will be excused by the usual plea that to have deported these people would have deprived them of their human rights. Now Manchester’s dead have been deprived of all their human rights in a way that cedes no possibility of redress, and as one of the rather dubious ‘human rights’ often quoted to defend a failure to act to prevent terrorism is the right to family life, how does that work for people who must now cope with the violent death of a family member.  While the British population is divided and distracted with a more general strategy of tension focused on Islam, Muslims, and Islamophobia, the very specific threat of US-UK-EU sanctioned terrorists living and operating within national communities in the developed world is overlooked by the political leaders, the media and law enforcement agencies.

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Manchester Bomber Repeatedly Reported to Authorities over Five Year Period

In the wake of the Manchester Arena bombing it has emerged that police and security services failed to act on numerous over five years that suicide bomber Salman Abedi was a potential terrorist. Had law enforcement authorities not been such pussies thay are afraid of being called racist, Abedi’s deadly terror attack might well have been prevented, according to information from independent investigators.

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So how did that global cyber attack happen? The evidence points to its having originated in the USA and don’t rule out a false flag because the military – industrial complex are desperate for war in the middle east, so if some new terrorist group with a scary sounding name like Al Evilbastard death-to-the-infidel Front claims responsibility be suspicious, very suspicious.

NYU Accidentally Exposed NSA Encryption Busting Code To The World
So how did that global cyber attack happen? The evidence points to its having originated in the USA and don’t rule out a false flag because the military – industrial complex are desperate for war in the middle east, so if some new terrorist group with a scary sounding name like Al Evilbastard death-to-the-infidel Front claims responsibility be suspicious, very suspicious.

NYU Accidentally Exposed NSA Encryption Busting Code To The World
So how did that global cyber attack happen? The evidence points to its having originated in the USA and don’t rule out a false flag because the military – industrial complex are desperate for war in the middle east, so if some new terrorist group with a scary sounding name like Al Evilbastard death-to-the-infidel Front claims responsibility be suspicious, very suspicious.

NYU Accidentally Exposed NSA Encryption Busting Code To The World
So how did that global cyber attack happen? The evidence points to its having originated in the USA and don’t rule out a false flag because the military – industrial complex are desperate for war in the middle east, so if some new terrorist group with a scary sounding name like Al Evilbastard death-to-the-infidel Front claims responsibility be suspicious, very suspicious.

ISIS touts chemical weapons attacks, but Iraqis, US play it down

Islamic State may be on the brink of defeat in Mosul, but the terror group is determined to go down with all guns blazing. A few days ago the world was going crazy about the alleged chemical weapon attack by the Assad regime in Syria. But while European and American media and politicians were laying the outrage on with trowels, in Mosul, Iraq, the US backed ‘moderate rebels’ (the same ISIS afilliated guys as are our allies in Syria,) were attacking Asmerican and Iraqi government personnel with chemical weapons of their own …

The War On Cash Intensifies In Response To Trump and Brexit

It appears Europe is charging towards a cashless society. Just days after Davos’ elites discussed why the world needs to “get rid of currency,” the European Commission has introduced a proposal enforcing “restrictions on payments in cash.”
– because only terrorists and drug-dealers need cash (nothing at all to do with totalitarian control over a nation’s wealth) – we are not surprised that this proposal from the European Commission would appear…

France Falling Apart As The World Looks On

France will elect a new president in May 2017. Politicians are already campaigning and debating about deficits, welfare recipients, GDP growth, and so on, but they look like puppets disconnected from the real country. Violence. It is spreading. Not just terrorist attacks; pure gang violence. The media does not dare to say that this violence is coming mainly from Muslim gangs

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Manchester Bomber Repeatedly Reported to Authorities over Five Year Period

In the wake of the Manchester Arena bombing it has emerged that police and security services failed to act on numerous over five years that suicide bomber Salman Abedi was a potential terrorist. Had law enforcement authorities not been such pussies they are afraid of being called racist, Abedi’s deadly terror attack might well have been prevented, according to information from independent investigators.

Following the despicable attack at the Manchester Arena on Tuesday night, which targeted concert goers many of whom were children or young teens and resulted in 22 lives being lost, questions are being raised as to why the security services in the UK did little to follow up on repeated reports from friends, Muslim community members and officials at a Mosque that Abedi had been radicalised while in Libya and Syria and had expressed support for ISIS, the Muslim Brotherhood and suicide bombing. It has also been reported that members of his close family were also supportive of Islamic extremism.

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Crowds of mourners gathered in Manchester today, after observing a minutes silence people spontaneously began to sing Manchester band Oasis’ hit, “Don’t Look Back In Anger”

The reports date back five years, when two Muslim youth workers claim to have phoned an anti-terrorism hotline to report concerns over Adebi’s “extreme views” whilst he was completing his last year at school, the BBC has reported.

Two of Abedi’s friends were also so concerned about his behaviour that they separately phoned the hotline, five years ago, and again in 2016.

“They had been worried that ‘he was supporting terrorism’ and had expressed the view that ‘being a suicide bomber was ok’,” a source told the BBC.

Mohammed Shafiq, chief executive of the Ramadhan Foundation, told The Telegraph that community members also reported Abedi to the authorities two years ago “because he thought he was involved in extremism and terrorism”.

“People in the community expressed concerns about the way this man was behaving and reported it in the right way using the right channels,” Shafiq said.

“They did not hear anything since.”

Akram Ramadan, 49, a member of the south Manchester Libyan community where Abedi lived, said that Abedi had been banned from Didsbury Mosque after he confronted an imam who had delivered a sermon opposing extremism.

Didsbury Mosque has confirmed that, following the incident, it contacted the Home Office’s Prevent anti-radicalisation programme to flag Abedi as a possible extremist.

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Are Manchester’s Gaybour Council A Bunch Of Dicks?

Street art in Manchester by Wanksy (image source Manchester Evening News – now censored)

Greater Manchester Council has since its inception been controled by the Gaybour party. Consequently in allocating funds to public spending projects in the conurbation, anything to do with ‘The Gay Village’ or the city’s ‘Gay Pride Day’ celebrations has been given far more than it deserves, projects relating to ethnic minorities have been well funded (gotta keep buying those votes) and anything that would benefit non – minority citizens is relegated to the ‘can’t be arsed’ list.

This has resulted in some problems, for example The Manchester Evening News recently ran a story about the mumber of people who complain about the state of the city’s roads. “The roads of Manchester are in an appalling state, especially around Bury. I have cyclist friends who have been hospitalised’ one resident comented on the website, “They damage vehicles. Sometimes it’s hard to know which pothole caused the damage because there are so many.

Now the case has been taken up by a street artist who as a tribute to his hero Banksy calls himself ‘Wanksy’. The graffiti merchant whose real name is not known has been dicking about for several weeks in the Ramsbottom area, spraying giant nusgers around the worst potholes. He told the M.E.N:“They damage vehicles. Sometimes it’s hard to know which pothole caused the damage because there are so many.When I’ve finished in Ramsbottom, I’ll move on to the rest of Manchester.”

He added: “I wanted to attract attention to the pothole problem and make it memorable. Nothing seemed to do this better than a giant comedy phallus. It’s also speedy, I don’t want to be in the road for a long time. It seems to have become my signature. I just want to make people smile and draw attention to the problem.

Speaking to Radio Manchester he said, “He added: “I wan to attract attention to the pothole problem. Nothing seemed to do this better than a giant comedy phallus. It’s also speedy, I don’t want to be in the road for a long time. It seems to have become my signature. I just want to make people smile and draw attention to the problem. It seems to be working, judging from the Facebook fan page.”

Some people may have been offended, but not as much as motorists who have had to fork out for a new tyre or face a bill of several hundred pounds for repairs to their car suspension.

And of course if it make Manchester’s Gaybour council look like knobs and aleterts a wider audience to the reality that the elitist Labour party doesn’t give a flying fuck about the concerns of ordinary voters, the protest has the full support of Boggart Blog. So here we go with a small exhibition of Wanksy’s best works. (See more at the Facebook fan page gallery – click ‘Back to album’ top left for slideshow)

Will Manchester follow Scotland in demanding independence?

Manchester Town Hall

      Manchester Town Hall – as impressive as Westminster and is probably occupied by as many fuckwits
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It had to happen of course although I’m a tad surprised it wasn’t either Liverpool, Geordieland or the already semi – independent Peoples Republic Of South Yorkshire that became the first region to demand independence from the UK.

So far this blog has been silent on the Scottish referendum, none of us has a vote and we’re sure the Scots will not welcome our advice. We have in the past however expressed support for a version of devolution by blogging that the only real way to save the UK is for the rest of the country, the English regions, Scotland, Wales, Ulser and Kernow tojoin together and kick London out of Great Britain.

Don’t get me wrong, I love London. It’s bloody expensive though. You can buy a terraced house in Burnley for the price of a bagel in Chelsea.

The Manchester Evening News however has taken a different line and suggested Manchester can go it alone. feasible I suppose, I mean, what did Northamptonshire do for us? London forces up house prices in the rest of the country (except Burnley), Shropshire is … well it’s just there isn’t it, we don’t need it. Those celebrity cleaning ladies Aggie and Maggie or whatever would definitely say Shropshire is unnecessary clutter which should be binned and the all rest does not contribute much.

from The Manchester Evening News

As Scotland prepares to go to the polls, five separate reports have backed Greater Manchester breaking free from many of the strictures of Whitehall.

Greater Manchester’s economy is bigger than that of both Wales and Northern Ireland – and Manchester is the fastest growing city in the country.

More and more experts are now asking if it is now time for an independent Manchester.

As Scotland prepares to go to the polls, five separate reports have backed Greater Manchester breaking free from many of the strictures of Whitehall.

Phillip Blond, a key adviser to the Prime Minister, will step up that pressure next week.

He will say Manchester must be allowed control of ALL its public spending – from welfare to education, health to social care.

Whitehall doles out nearly three quarters of public cash in this country, yet Germany’s ministers control just a fifth of theirs. Why does London think it knows the affairs of Manchester so well – when Berlin reckons Munich or Frankfurt can decide for themselves?

The Cities Growth Commission, headed by Gatley-born economist Jim O’Neill, put it bluntly in its latest report earlier this week: London is holding Manchester back.

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Can’t say I agree entirely, we’re not parochial at Boggart Blog so I’d keep Lancashire and the Lake District as it would be a pain in the arse having to go through passport control when I go to see my Dear Old Mum in Morecambe or my bother in Kendal. Otherwise it looks like a great idea.

As for the economy, well if we admit Lancashire to the republic there’s shitloads of oil under the Irish Sea in what would be our territorial waters although we might have to go to war with The Isle Of Man to secure our claim. And of course, we already export Uncle Joe’s Mintballs and Poole’s Pies to the world.

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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Super Mario is back

Towards the end of last year some of our readers were at pains to inform Boggart Blog sports editor Danny Gruntfuttock that our sarcastic commentary on the misadventures of Machester City striker Super Mario Balotelli were unfair and Balotelli’s antics which included setting fire to himself while letting fireworks of in his bathroom and driving his Ferrari round the isles of his local Tesco were due to overenthusiasm rather that severe mental health issues.

Balotelli was no more intelligent on the field of play, his trademark celebration after scoring a goal involved running round the field kicking as many opposing players and match officials as he could before he was given yellow, red and Go Directly To Jail, Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect £200,000 weekly wages cards all at once.

To be fair Super Mario did make a vital contribution to City’s championship triumph. After City had turned an 8 point lead into a 5 point deficit largely due to Balotelli discovering that if he did something spectacularly stupid even by his standards he could get not only himself but the whole team sent off, after which the Manager dropped him.

With Super Mario out of the team City won all their final five games by good margins and clinched the title.

On the resumption of football this weekend Super Mario once again demonstarated his value to the City team. With the champions trailing 1 – 2 to lowly Southampton Super Mario was substituted.
As soon as he was off the pitch City scored a face saving equaliser and went on to clinch the game with a winning goal in the closing minutes.

Will City retain the Championship? It’s possible so long as they make sure Super Mario isn’t picked. He’s better employed running a cement factory, or at least driving a Fewrrari round one.

Football really is in big trouble with this race thing.

The lastest chapter in the desultory narrative on racism in football was written on Friday night in the FA Cup tie between Oldham and Liverpool.

It is alleged a Liverpool fan racially abused Oldham player Tom Adeyemi who was so upset at being called a “b**** cunt” he burst into tears. Boggart Blog thinks this incident is so serious we have linked to a report of it in Britain’s most reliable newspaper, The Currant Bun which we trust to give a completely unbiased account of any story concerning Liverpoool.

Although our intitial reaction to this latest race row was that Adeyemi should have been red carded for being a wuss and a big girl’s blouse, we later heard the testimony of Liverpool fans which puts a different perspective on the incident. They insist he was called a “Mank bastard”. Now that really is racism.

Changing topic slightly; I put the Manchester United / City match on a few minutes ago and the first thing I heard was that City had had a men sent off. Obviously someone had looked at Partice Evra “a bit funny.”

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Misdha B: Start wishing you don’t win my dear

I wasn’t going to blog about the X Factor again this year after the ridiculous publicity stunt of throwing out shit-for-hair Frankie and bringing back the very talented Amelia who should not have been thrown out in the first place.

And I certainly wasn’t going to blog about this year’s wannabe screeching dive, Misha B. It’s not that I don’t like Misha, there is much in her favour. She can sing, she’s a pleasant enough personality and most of all she’s from Manchester. But black girls singing power ballads are part of the format and I like somethoing a bit different. My favourites of the recent crop of girl singers have been Amy W. (RIP) P-J harvey and Adele so Misha is not really my thing.

But something I heard this week made me want to reach out to Misha. When the dates for the X factor finalists’ tour were announced and included the MEN Arena, she said:

“It’s a dream come true. A Year ago I was busking on the streets of Manchester and now I’m going to be playing the M E N.

And I though, “Better start hoping you don’t win, love. If your career followed the same path as other X Factor winners, a year from now you could be back busking on the streets of Manchester.

The real reason whuy United lost

Football pundits today have been saying Manchester United were outclassed by Barcelona, that the English season is too long and rigourous and making many other excuses. Bogart Blog can exclusively reveal however the real reason United were beated so comprehensively was all their players spent half the match on their mobile to lawyers discussing whether the latest stories from the Sunday papers violated their injunctions.