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5 May 2011


Bin Laden Death Pics: Pressure Grows On Obama

by Xavier Connolly

Bin Laden Death Pics: Pressure Grows On Obama
DAily Telegraph Live blogging: Latest ...

Lindsey Graham, a US senator, has waded into the row over Obama's refusual to release graphic photos of bin Laden's body. He said the decision was a mistake that would prolong rumour mongering that bin Laden was still alive. The whole purpose of sending our soldiers into the compound, rather than an aerial bombardment, was to obtain indisputable proof of bin Laden's death. I know bin Laden is dead. But the best way to protect and defend our interests overseas is to prove that fact to the rest of the world.

The raid on the compound in Pakistan in which the world's most wanted man, Osama bin Laden was killed is rapidly turning into a public relations disaster for US President Barack Obama. As the White House is forced to back off from its initial gung ho reports of bravery by the US President (who tried to give the impression he was somehow directly involved in the action) and the team of Navy SEALS who went into the compound, admitting bin Laden (a) did not die firing an AK47 at the American commandos, (b) did not try to use his wife as a human shield and (c) the American government does not have the video footage of the bizarrely misguided 'burial at sea' they claimed to have.

As with the long running and still ongoing controversy over his elegibility to serve as President of the United States (not because of where he may or may not have been born but because his father was never a U.S. citizen nor even a resident but only there on a student visa,) Obama has once again proved himself the conspiracy theorists best friend by showing he expects the whole world to believe every droplet of verbal diarreah that drops from his lips.

Now we have Arab television news services producing eye witnesses (including one of bin Laden's daughters) who tell a very different story. It is reported, and we recommend you treat these reports with as much scepticism as we treated the initial ripping yarn from the White House fantasy fiction press office, that Osama was led out of the building and killed in a gangland style execution either before or after he had been bundled into one of the helicopters used in the raid.

Other witnesses claim no shots were fired within the compound.

The Daily Stirrer sticks with its view that Osama bin Laden has been dead since 2007.

Who, if anyone was killed by the US Navy SEALS dispatched by President Barack Hussein Obama to stage the publicity coup he hoped would save his Presidency, we will probably never know. Another thing we do know however is the report that stock markets and the value of the US$ had soared on the news. The dollar hardly moved and a slight rise in the Dow Jones index was quickly reversed as realisation sunk in that Osama bin Laden was not the leader of the Taliban and was no longer active in Al Qaeda and his death will not bring to an end the Afghan war or lead to quick settlements of the conflicts in Libya, Syria, Yemen and elsewhere in the middle east.

The lesson here is never trust anybody in a position of authority and never believe anything you read in mainstream media.

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Latest Polls Suggest Britain Will Reject AV


by Ed Butt

Vitriolic campaigning for the referendum on changing the voting system has opened up a rift between the centre-right Conservative party and their smaller partners in the coalition government, the Liberal Democrats just one year after they joined forces in an unlikely political marriage.

Opinion polls indicate a landslide win for the campaign led by Prime Minister David Cameron to keep Britain's long-standing first past the post system, in which the candidate with the most votes wins.

This will not lead to the fall of the coalition as the Conservatives know an early general election would lead to the return of Labour as a minority government, propped up by an unlikely coalition of Scottish and Welsh nationalists, Irish Republicans and a handful of untra left nutters from the political fringe. The Liberal Democrats who have so far taken the brunt of public anger at the failure of the government to stand up to the dictaors of Brussels, the cuts in public spending necessitated by the financial mess Labour's incompetent economic team left behind and rising prices which are a global problem and beyond the control of one party, would be reduced to an irrelevance.

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4 May 2011


UK House Prices Fall In April
by Xavier Connolly

The average home lost 0.2pc of its value during the month, leaving it costing 165,609, according to the Nationwide Building Society.

The fall follows two consecutive months during which prices have risen, although property values have dropped in three of the previous six months, while they have increased during three of them, showing the current unsettled state of the market.

With Ian fully ovccupied trying desperately to link and categorise our posts because The Daily Stirrer has become far more successful than any of us ever imagined, and John de Roe on his retirement leave, all we can say on this is "We told you so."

White House Backtracks On How Bin Laden Died by Ed Butt

Initial claims that the al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden had died while firing an automatic weapon at commandos were withdrawn, with President Barack Obamas spokesman admitting he was unarmed. Another claim that bin Laden was 'a coward to the end' and a dramatic description of him using a woman alleged to be his his wife as a human shield and forcing her to sacrifice her life also proved to be false. One of Osama bin Laden's wives was in the compound but in a different room and was wounded but still alive when she was taken into custody with several of the terrorists children.

At first the claim was changed to an anonymous woman throwing herself in front of the terrorist to shield him but then the human shield story was dropped altogether.

In an embarrassing climb-down, Barack Obamas press secretary, Jay Carney, admitted that the previous version of events which came mostly from the chief US counter-terrorism adviser, John Brennan had been put out with great haste. Great haste maybe but we have to wonder about the competence or hionesty of people who, even in the heat of the moment could concoct such a wildly inaccurate story.

The about-turn left the US open to accusations of a cover-up and led to calls for video footage of the attack, allegely watched live in the White House bu Barack Husseing Obama and his cohorts as they sipped chardonnay and passed around trays of nibbles (guess which bit we made up to make the President and his stuipd sidekicks look bad) Also in response to calls for the video to be released a claim that the US military had footage of the burial at sea of Bin Laden's body were quietly withdrawn.

Not surprising really. The Daily Stirrer reported yesterday Osama Bin Ladenm has been dead since 2007.

Pakistan and US War Of \Words Over Bin Laden Death (The Guardian)

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How Obamanomics Triggered The Arab Spring
by Ed Butt

And now a clue as to why the Obama Adminitration felt they had to concoct this ridiculous farce or ...How the Federal Exchange triggered the Arab Spring uprisings in two easy graphs

By Andrew Lilico, Daily Terlegraph 04 May 2011
It is possible to join the dots between the Feds second phase of quantitative easing and the revolutions in the Middle East.

CLICK HERE

. One curious aspect of recent events in the Middle East and North Africa is how unwilling most commentators have been to join the dots between the Federal Reserves second phase of quantitative easing and these revolutions. Im less queasy. Of course, all revolutions have many causes, and I dont mean to belittle the achievements of brave non-violent protesters, desperate self-immolators, or saloon-car rifle-wielders. But, as a trigger and driver of these events, the Fed seems very clearly to have achieved more in the Arab world in six months than the Pentagon achieved in decades. RELATED POSTS: Middle East Archive


3 May 2011

Obama Elegibility? You Think It's All Over?

When Barack Obama, vain and arrogant to the end finally produced something he claimed was his long form birth certificate you would think from his posturing that he was the subjec6t of some monstrous imposition.

Sadly the little piece of paper he produced was such a blatant forgery I did not even have to put my scren in hi - res mode to see where the pdf had been crudely pasted together from bits cut from other documents.

A .pdf for those who do not know, is not a scan as a .jpg format file is, but a digital reconstruction of data that could come from one or several sources.

Anyway, even the forgery is incompetent and leaves clearly visible the damning evidence Obama has spent two years and millions of dolars trying to hide.

Follow my link to Obama Birth Cert, scoll down to the facsimilie of the document which is the image that was posted on The White House web site, and take a good long look in the bottom left hand corner.

If your screen is not sharp enough to see clearly, even when the image is enlarged, the printed text on the official form reads:

21: Evidence of delayed filing.

And the typed text which you should see clearly says:

Place of birth, Kenya - per Grandmother. The exact meaning of this is clarified by the fact that the signature of the person registering the birth is Madeline Payne Dunham.

If the Birthers are smart they've got him by the bollocks.

Further reference http://www.rense.com (go to front page and search Obama)


Osama Bin Laden's Death And The Financial Markets

Not a subject we would dwell on other than to say, about time too, but go to this Daily Telegraph report Bin Laden Death open the comments and look for one by Destoyerofworlds who comments.

Benazir Bhutto revealed that Osama Bin Laden had been murdered shortly before her own untimely death in late 2007.

watch You Tube clip of Ms Bhutto Now, it seems the news and photographs of his passing were held back by the US administration for an occasion more to their liking.

And here, for people with a strong stomach are the three pictures the OBL deth photo are photoshopped from. Left an anonymouse dead person of middle eastern origin, centre the last photo taken of OBL when we know he was alive and right the composite of the two with the top half being the anonymous dead guy and the bottom half taken from the image of the real Osama.

As the old saying goes Truth is the first casualty of war. Even a phoney war on terror it seems.


American Lawyer Attacked By Obama Supporters For Querying "Father's Race: African" On The Birth Certificate.

The story does not matter. It is just another stereotypical illustration of the hate driven madhouse the United States of America has become.

What the Daily Stirrer wants to get across is the background information necessary to make a value judgement on this issue.

Even now, in these politically correct times there is no such race as African. And Obama Snr's birthplace was not Kenya which did not exist as a legal or political entity until 1962, but British East Africa. Obie Snr. however would have given his race as Luo to distinguish him from the Kikiyu, Meru, Embu, Masai and other tribes in the colony. It would not have ocurred to him to say African.

Some other races found on the African continent, Moors, Tuareg, Bedouin, Nubian, Xosha, Matabele, Mandingo, Somali, Hutu, Tutsi, Ubangi, Ubetcha (sorry, I made that one up,) Egyptian, Arab and Watusi. There are many many more. A tribe or nation is a race of people as Celts, Scots, Finn, Norr, Rus Slav, Goth and the other old ethnicities of Europe demonstrate. All have very different cultures and many different physical attributes.

It is not even correct to give "African negro" as the catch all race because there are two distinct racial types among the people of Sub Saharan Africa, broad skulled like the Yoruba of Nigeria, Ghana and west Africa and narrow skulled like Barry and the Masai and Tswana. Then of course there are The San, one of the last hunter - gatherer peoples in the world. There are only about 50,000 San left now and they are genetically, cuturally and ethnically quite different from any other tribe anywhere in the world.

So questioning these apparently misplaced words is not trivial nit picking. Lift one up and look underneath and you peer into the tribal history and sociology of a continent.

And African societies are very tribal.


28 April 2011


A post from one of our American friends today. We will be taking the wekend off now as the entire Daily Stirrer team are heading for the hills to avoid The Royal Wedding.

Obama Releases Birth Certificate But It Will Not Save His Presidency

by James Dahlberg

US President Barack Hussein Obama has made an unexpected intervention in an attempt to end birther campaign questioning his eligibility to serve as POTUS. The President, after being dogged by doubts about his citizenship status for two years finally released a copy of his original birth certificate which shows definitively that he was born in Hawaii. The move could easily backfire on Obama as people are straightaway asking why it took him so long.

In a speech in which he presented the birth certificate Mr Obama dismissed the long running controversy over his place of birth as silliness and a sideshow, and said the United States had more serious monumental issues to deal with such as the national debt, education and petrol prices. This demonstrates once again not only his contempt for the American people but, from one who is alleged to be a former lecturer in United States constitutional law and an expert on that subject, his appalling ignorance of the Constitution.

In describing those who have peddled the myth that he was not born in the US as carnival barkers. Mr Obama did not identify critics by name but appeared to be referring to Donald Trump, the would-be Republican presidential candidate and property tycoon. Trump, presenter of the American version of the television reality show 'The Apprentice' was widely suspected of showboating and of raising the issue as a publicity stunt. Challenges presented by lawyers such as Philip Berg, Mario Apuzzo and Gary Kreep who have all, while not discounting doubts about where Obama was born, which arose mainly out of statements made by himself and members of both his American and African families, have centered on the issue of his status as a natural born citizen, i.e. the child of two parents who were both citizens of the United States.

The production of the birth certificate which confirms that Obama's father was not American but a British colonial citizen born in the colony of British East Africa. The birth certificate also casts doubt on its own authenticity by stating Obama senior's place of birth as Kenya. At the time of the President's birth Kenya did not exist as a legal or political entity. That is one for the lawyers to argue about however. The fact remains Obama's father was never a citizen of the United States of America but merely a visitor residing there on a student visa.

Showing the prominence the issue had gained Mr Obama addressed the nation from a podium at the White House, with television networks breaking into their regular schedules to broadcast his remarks.

He said: Yes, in fact, I was born in Hawaii, August 4, 1961, in Kapiolani Hospital. Over the last two-and-a-half years I have watched with bemusement, I have been puzzled, to the degree to which this thing just kept growing.

And by the looks of it Mr. President, as you have now provided proof of your ineligibility by confirming your father was not American but was legally married to your mother, the controversy will go on. The establishment has closed ranks around Obama however and so the world's most powerful nation will continue to be ruled by a usurper at least for two more years.

By the 2012 Presidential election however Obama's sorry record on economics, employment, foreign policy, education, law, immigration and social issues will discredit him so much that elegibility will not be the issue as much as incompetence, and the election question will be 'How the hell did we ever put a man so completey unqualified for high office in The White House?

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The Tesco Riot Is No Surprise Given How Powerless People Feel


From The Guardian:
Last week's riot in Bristol's Stokes Croft has dissipated, but the debate beneath is still a crackle of irreconcilable assertions: Tesco claims that many residents wanted the store, though the company has yet to announce whether it will reopen. Residents and some councillors insist that they did not want it, and the squatters who were the focus of the police attention say they were never anything to do with the No Tesco lobby in the first place.

But even while we await the truth, there is an interesting conversation to be had about how much influence you can have over the face of your local high street: the short answer is none.

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27 April 2011

Britain On Edge Of A Double Dip Recession?

The eagerly awaited figures for GDP growth in the first three months of the year were published yesterday. The disappointing news was that the UK economy grew only 0.5pc in the first quarter of 2011, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed. This rate of expansion in economic activity does no more than offset the 0.5pc contraction in the final quarter of 2010.

Excluding the impact of the snow in December, the preliminary GDP figures suggest ...

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Syria Sends Tanks Into Daraa

On the day that William (The Mekon) Hague announced with an honesty refreshing in a politician that we are in Libya 'for the long haul' the latest news from Syria suggests that country is moving towards civil war too. Let's hope our politicans have the moust to sense what is happening in the middle east and keep us out of that one.

In addition to the unrest in the city of Daraa - where the uprising began more five weeks ago - Syriahnsecurity forces conducted sweeping arrests and raids elsewhere in the country, witnesses said. The crackdown came as opposition leaders said their "massive grassroots revolution" will break the regime unless Mr Assad leads a transition to democracy.

The statement from an umbrella group of opposition activists in Syria and abroad called the National Initiative for Change said a democratic transition will "safeguard the nation from falling into a period of violence, chaos and civil war."

"If the Syrian president does not wish to be recorded in history as a leader of this transition period, there is no alternative left for Syrians except to move forward along the same path as did the Tunisians, Egyptians and Libyans before them," the statement said.

The relentless government throttling of the protest movement showed no signed of letting up.

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26 April 2011

Central Banks Print Money But Fail To End Crisis

by John De Roe

The world's central banks have pumped 3 trillion into the global economy since the beginning of the financial crisis in 2008. This represents the equivalent of 8pc of the world economy, according to an analysis by Fathom Consulting.

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Saudi Arabia Oil Price Fears

by Ed Butt

The world's largest oil producer, Saudi Arabia, is concerned about high oil prices and their impact on the global economy, the chief executive of state oil firm Aramco has said. Oil prices fell on Tuesday, in part after the remarks from Aramco's Khalid al-Falih. Brent crude fell 57 cents to $123.09 a barrel by 0153 GMT, but later recovered trading up 44 cents at $124.10 at 10am GMT.

There was no tightness in global oil markets, Falih added. His comments echoed those of Saudi oil minister Ali al-Naimi, who said last week that the kingdom had cut oil output in March as the market was oversupplied. Unrest and violence in North Africa and the Middle East and strong demand growth in Asia have pushed prices to their highest levels since 2008, triggering a series of warnings from consumers and producers that costly oil would harm economic growth.

Saudi Arabia had enough capacity to meet any spike in demand and plug short-term falls in supply, Falih said. The Kingdom boosted supply in February to more than 9m barrels a day to fill the gap in global markets left by fellow OPEC member Libya, where the ongoing civil war cut exports. This is the usual Saudi line but many independent oil industry experts have said Saudi reserves have been over estimated by as much as 40% Saudi Oil Reserves Overestimated?
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Sony Takes On Apple In Tablet Wars

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Tablet PCs have become the main drivers of growth for many electronics companies. The Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony is the latest contender to announce a foray into the market, unveiling two new devices.

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25 April 2011

Smoke and Mirrors Inflation Statistics


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Jobs Boost From Jaguar Some good news from the British car manufacturing industry will be a major boost for the Government. The luxury car maker Jaguar has published proposals to build a new engine plant as demand for its cars booms in Asia. According to sources close to the company, Jaguar Land Rover has identified three areas to potentially base the plant Wolverhampton, south Wales and a site in India which has not been named.

The board of the Indian car maker, Tata Motors, which owns Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), is understood to be discussing the feasibility of the engine plant, with an announcement about the location to be made within the next few months. Tata has already committed more than 1bn to the car maker since acquiring it from Ford in 2007 and a new plant would significantly add to that investment.

The UK is the most likely location for the plant, indutry sources say, which if built it will create jobs for at least 1,000 workers.

The move would be a major boost for the British car industry which has recovered during the past 20 years after collapsing during the 1970s and 1980s. The UK now produces 1.4m vehicles a year, an increase of 20pc compared with 2009, and builds more than 2m engines. More than three-quarters of the vehicles built in Britain are exported, with an annual export value of 5bn a year in the past five years, according to the Department for Business Innovation and Skills. JLR's engines are currently supplied by Ford from plants including Bridgend and Dagenham in the UK.

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22 April 2011

Pollution Health Warning For Easter Weekend
From The Daily Telegraph
Vulnerable people, such as asthmatics, the elderly and heart patients, were advised to be particularly vigilant to any change in their conditions and seek medical help if they experience difficulties.

Officials advised people who suffer from a shortage of breath on hot sunny days to avoid strenuous outdoor activity, especially in the afternoon.

Children with asthma can play outside normally, but might need to increase their use of medicines such as inhalers.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs issued the warning, covering the whole of England and Wales, ahead of what is expected to be the hottest Easter since 1984.

It is the first smog alert in two years, the last being on July 17 2009, but such warnings are normally annual events.

How wonderfuil to us those caring, concerned leftie elitists are to us. Having made smoking a crime almost on a par with genocide they then embarked on campigns to demonise alcohol, tasty food, sex with people you don't know, sex with people you know, straight sex, cars, loud music, quiet music, music made by non ethnic people (i.e. black), anti social behaviour, social behaviour, being working class, Christianity, Christmas and Easter (both might offend non Christians you know) , chocolate and bad taste humour.

Not content with trying to ban or control all that they are now sticking health warnings on the first bit of decent weather we have had in months.

Mustn't go outside kiddiwinks, the air on hot days might poison you.

Ignore them. Do they thung they really most want to ban you from doing but dare not say so. Think for yourself !

Happy Easter.


21 April 2011

EU Demands 400 per family ransom from Britain

David Cameron is under pressure from within his own party to reject a demand from Brussels that British taxpayers stump up an extra 682 million next year to the European Union slush find stuffing bureaucrats Swiss bank accounts Budget

The additional payment if agreed would lift Britains annual EU contribution to more than 10 billion in 2012, the equivalent of 400 for every household.

The demand from the European Commission has kicked off a war of words, with Downing Street calling the request ludicrous and George Osborne, the Chancellor, accusing EU officials of having lost touch with reality. Well it's nice to know Dave and Georgie get there in the end. The rest of us have known for years that to be an EU Bureaucrats you have to be crazy as a shithouse rat and drunk on power

Last night the Government refused to say if ministers were prepared to approve any, increase in Britains contributions , prompting charges that they would eventually roll over in the cause of European Unity and tamely cough up more taxpayers money.

In 2009, Britons paid 5.3 billion to the EU budget, with the payment rising to 9.2 billion in 2010. Have these people not heard we are in a recession?

Last year, Mr Cameron promised to fight for a cut or a freeze in the 2011 EU budget, but was eventually forced to settle for a rise of 2.9 per cent, costing Britain another 450 million so his track record on resisting the Euronazis is not good.


Rise In Retail Sales As Public Borrowing Falls

From The Daily Telegraph
Retail sales rose unexpectedly in March helped by stronger food sales on the month, while public sector borrowing for the fiscal year ending in March came in below the government's target, official data has shown.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said retail sales volumes including automotive fuel rose 0.2pc last month after dropping by 0.9pc the month before.

Analysts had been braced for a weak retail sales number, after a very weak British Retail Consortium survey last week, and the figures may therefore reassure Bank of England policy makers that consumer demand is stabilising.

The ONS said the rise was driven by stronger food sales and non-store retailing, with garden centres and sports good stores helped by dry weather in March.

Year-on-year, retail sales were 1.3pc higher. Economists had forecast a month-on-month fall of 0.5pc and an annual rise of 0.9pc.

On the quarter, retail sales volumes were 0.3pc higher, suggesting the sector is poised to make a modest contribution to first-quarter GDP data due next week.

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20 April 2011

British Taxpayers Face Huge Bill As E U Bueaucrats Reject Calls For Austerity

The unelected bureaucrats of Brussels who control so much or our national life have decreed that British taxpayers must stump up more than 600million in extra contributions to the European Union next year to meet a proposed 5.5billion increase in spending that ignores David Camerons repeated calls for austerity.

The European Commission will today reject pleas from the Prime Minister, Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy for the EU to reduce expenditure in line with national austerity porogrammmes.

Instead of a freeze, or a cut, the EU will later today issue a request for an extra 4.9 per cent (5.5 billion) in spending for 2012 to swell the Brussels budget to 117billion despite the austerity measures being imposed by member states domestically. In other words they are saying the people who live in the E.U. have no rights and can go and fuck ourselves. All that matters is advancing the bureaucrats world domination agenda.

We have opted for investing in areas that contribute to economic growth and development: the EU budget is an anti-crisis package, said one smug, smooth cheeked cunt senior official.

This new campaign of extortion will be seen as a declaration of war against Downing Street and the other democratically elected leaders of the E.U. nationswho last year singed a a pledge to work for an EU spending freeze. These included German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

The government is under pressure to cut soaring British contributions to the EU budget after the publication of official figures last month. These showed that British taxpayers paid a total of 5.3billion to the EU in 2009 which increased to 9.2billion in 2010. The proposed 600 million increase for 2012 will mean British taxpayers will be paying more than 10 billion to the EU, at a time when the British government is making cuts.

Last April, Mr Cameron rejected an EU demand for a six per cent increase and called for a zero per cent EU budget freeze.

He lost a close vote over his austerity demand last July but then teamed up with Germany and France to limit the 2011 EU budget increase to a 2.9 per cent increase.

In December, Mr Cameron signed up the German Chancellor and French President to a statement vowing to cut EU spending in 2012 with reductions stepped up progressively until the Brussels budget stops growing altogether within two years.

Anger is growing among national governments over the rocketing costs of the EU, especially with the creation of the new institutions, such as the new EU foreign service, after the Lisbon Treaty entered into force last year.

We have the anser in our hands. When we vote in local elections, vote UKIP to send a message to Brussels. And vote yes to AV which will give us a chance of putting some UKIP or otherwise anti Europe candidates in Parliament. I am not a right wing sympathiser, I have been a Liberal all my adult life and a Lib Dem voter recently.

But the Lib Dems, along with Labour and the Tories have stabbed the British people in the back by selling out to the bureaucratic dictators in Brussels.

19 April 2011

Life Expectancy Rises By 44 Days In One Year


by Xavier Connolly

This one fell to me because I'm the eldest regular contributor. Cheeky bastards.

Longevity is now accelerating so rapidly experts are talking about humans reaching 'escape velocity', with our life expectancy rising by more than a day for every day we live. A baby born this year will, on average, live for more than 90 years and nine months according to a news study published yesterday.

As a result of us lining longer more than 11 million people alive today (or 17.5% of the population) can look forward to living to be more than 100 years old. Men, who have traditionally lagged behind women in life expectancy, largely because of war, last year saw their longevity increase faster than women by 46 days on average.

The figures published by the Department for Work and Pensions suggest that one in four people now aged under 16 will live beyond age 100. Just 30 years ago, more than a quarter of boys were expected to die before their 65th birthday. Ministers said that the rapid rise in longevity had enormous implications for public policy in a range of areas from health to transport, with taxpayers facing a much bigger bill for looking after an ageing population. The news will also fuel the debate about raising the default retirement age.

Millions of workers who will only have the state pension to rely on after they stop working are already scheduled to see their retirement pushed back to age 66 by 2020 and 68 in 2046. Todays figures, calculated from data produced by the Office for National Statistics, give greater impetus to a government consultation, announced in last months Budget, to link the state pension age to longevity. This could result in the pension age rising to 70 by the mid - century.

There is a risk that by focusing on longevity to the exclusion of data which showed that many people, while living longer were not enjoying a good enough health in old age to consider staying at work. On top of this a significant number of people staying in employment for an extra five years would put more pressure on an already squeezed job market. With new technology replacing jobs and the export of factory work to low labour cost nations in the developing world the future for those seeking employment looks increasingly bleak.

Steve Webb, the pensions minister, said the astonishing figures were too stark to ignore.

What is striking is that while we all know people are living longer, we havent grasped how fast it is going. The speed of change is astonishing. There are big issues for us as a society in all sorts of policy areas, such as social care, employment and pensions, but also in terms of our attitudes to older people.

As well as the state pension, Mr Webb warned that employees with private pensions should plan to save more for their retirement. This year, 10,000 people will celebrate their 100th birthday. By 2026, that figure is due to rise to 500,000. The point Mr. Webb misses is that in a global economoy based on perpetual growth the necessary built in inflation of prices negates much of the value of savings among people who survive well beyond the end of their working life.

Neil Duncan-Jordan, of the National Pensioners Convention, said: Living longer does not equate to being able to dig a road for longer, or even to being willing and able to do a job like teaching into your late sixties. The Government keeps pushing these figures that we are living longer as a means of trying to force us to work for longer but they need to move on from this obsession with longevity and view the issue in a less black and white way.

Michelle Mitchell, of Age UK, said: Average life expectancy figures hide the fact that in many places, predominantly poorer areas, life expectancy is much slower. Before the Government further looks to raise the state pension age it must first tackle health inequalities to ensure that those who have had harder lives do not again lose out through a shorter retirement.

It is not financial hardship however that keeps me working as a part time lecturer at almost 68 years old. I'm just not ready to vegitate yet

Clearly there are not easy answers to this. Fixing one problem seems to create another.

The Father Of Radio Astronomy - The Man Who Made It Possible To Explore The Stars

by Xavier Connolly

Last week, the world celebrated the accomplishments of Yuri Gagarin who, 50 years ago, became the first human to fly into space. Yet it is also an appropriate time to pay tribute to one of Britain's own heroes of the space age Sir Bernard Lovell.

Lovell is the father of radio astronomy, the man who, 60 years ago, began the construction of the great telescope at Jodrell Bank in Cheshire. This is now one of the planet's premier scientific installations: in March, it was shortlisted as a World Heritage Site, and this month, it was announced that it will run the most powerful radio telescope on the planet, the Square Kilometre Array. Its findings will cast light on the greatest mysteries of the universe according to astrophysicists.

Today, aged 97, Lovell is physically frail. His eyesight has almost gone, and he spends much of the day in an orthopaedic chair, with electronic controls. Yet his mind is as sharp as ever; his conversation is witty and charming; and his grasp of detail is nothing short of phenomenal

Read an excellent article on The Father Of Radio Astronomy; The life and work of Sir Bernard Lovell


18 April 2011

Labour Councils Hoarding Cash As They Cut Services

by John de Roe

Conservative ministers in the coalition government have accused Labour councils of cutting local services such as libraries, nurseries, education facilities and waste management while holding onto cash reserves of hundreds of millions of pounds as they blame the coalition for cuts in frontline services. It has also been shown that Labour councils are cutting jobs in frontline services as they protect politically correct non jobs such as obesity councillors, alcohol awareness officers and climate awareness consultants.

While Ed Miliband, the Labour leader, has attacked the Coalition for cutting state spending, a new analysis of council figures suggests that Labours own local authorities are hoarding cash they should be using to provide services. Grant Shapps, the Conservative local government minister, said Labour councils are implementing totally unacceptable financial policies and urged local authorities to spend reserves.

Labour replied by accusing the Tories of attempting to divert attention from the Coalitions plans to hit local communities with the worst cuts in a generation. Reduced budgets for council run services, including road maintenance and street cleaning, are expected to be a key consideration for voters at next months local elections.

According to the Conservative Party analysis, the city authority in Nottingham is increasing its charges for adult social care, reducing highways maintenance and reducing support for jobseekers, while ring fencing cash reserves of 50.7 million. In Liverpool, the councils cash reserves have increasing to 121.7 million while nurseries, libraries and leisure centres are starved of funds.

Labour-run London Borough of Lambeth, is known as one of the poorest boroughs in the country and has announced closures of libraries and nurseries and cutbacks in social care. It has reserves of 93.7 million.

Mr Shapps said it was totally unacceptable for Labour councils to make political cuts while sitting on vast cash reserves.

People will rightly be shocked that Labour councils have billions stashed away when they hear stories of cuts to local services, he said, reminding voters that sound financial management is about setting cash aside in good times so there is a cushion to protect against falls. Mr Shapps added Thanks to Labours deficit, it is now pouring. These reserves exist to ensure councils can react to unforeseen situations like clearing up the economic mess left by the Labour Government.

The deputy leader of Nottingham City Council, said most of the authoritys 50 million reserve was already allocated for services such as education and could not be spent on other areas. Liverpool City Council's deputy leader, Paul Brant, disputed the Conservatives' figures, insisting that the council held a cash reserve of only 16 million which is not earmarked for services such as schools, rather than the 121.7 million claimed by the Tories.

The official Labour Party line is that voters won't be fooled by the Conservatives attempt to distract attention from the Tory-led Government's decision to hit councils with cuts that go too far, too fast.

Tory councils have some of the biggest reserves in the country. Even his own Local Government minister's (Bob Neill) Tory run council in Bromley has refused to spend its reserves, at the same time as carrying out 33m of cuts to local jobs and frontline services. In fact, Conservative and Liberal Democrat councils are making some of the worst cuts in the country.

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AV Will Damage Democracy Says Cameron

by Ed Butt

The Prime Minister will warn voters that saying "yes" to a switch to the AV system for electing MPs will damage British democracy as he reaches out across party lines to share an anti-AV platform with (Lord) John Reid, the former Labour Home Secretary. Nothing less than "the future of our democracy" is at stake in the May 5 referendum on electoral reform, Mr Cameron will declare in his address to an audience in London. His comments come as both he and Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, step up their campaigning on opposite sides of the referendum campaign. Yesterday Mr Clegg accused opponents of AV of "mud-slinging" and "far-fetched claims" about the effects of changing the way we vote. In the Alternative Vote (AV) system, voters rank candidates in order of preference. If no candidate is the first choice of more than 50 per cent of voters, second, third and fourth preferences are distributed until one candidate has a majority of votes. Advocates, who include the Liberal Democrats and some senior Labour figures including leader Ed Miliband, say AV gives a better reflection of public opinion than the current first past the post system. The Daily Stirrer believes if the democracy we have experience in the past thirty years under the first - past - the - post system is the best the current system can offer then it needs to be terminally damaged. RELATED POSTS: George Galloway's By Election Victory Shows Voters Contempt For Main PartiesMainstream political commentators are having a field day mocking George Galloway, former Labour minister now leader of fringe political group the Respect Party after his stunning by election victory in Bradford last night. They will endlessly show a video clip of Gorge. dressed in a jump suit and pretending to be a cat on Celebrity Big Brother. They will remind the world that he supported Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and that he ...
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Finland Election Result May Hit Bailouts For Europe's Basket Case Nations

by Ian R Thorpe

The next stage in negotiating Portugal's bailout by the EU (aka Greater Germany) start today, but are already in trouble. A strong election performance from an anti-europe party in Finland, the True Finns which has pledged to vote against financial aid to bankrupt EU nations, means whatever bailout deal in agreed could be vetoed by Finland. Unelected bureaucrats from the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund are in Lisbon to set the terms for what would be the eurozone's third bailout in a year and thus decide the immediate economic future of taxpayers in more carefully managed European economies.. Greece and Ireland have already received multi-billion euro deals and all the indicators suggest Spain, with an economy larger that that of the other three basket cases combined, will be next. Meanwhile many other nation, including Belgium, Hungary and heavyweights Italy are in deep trouble with their sovereign debt commitments. Initially the bailout fund is expected to total 80bn (50bn) but experience with Greece and Ireland suggest this amount will be similar to putting a band - aid on a severed limb. The structural debt problems in both Greece and Ireland have turned out to be much deeper than was at first budgeted for. Portugal's interim government, holding power pending elections after the Prime Minister resigned when his austerity plan was rejected, is aiming to come up with a radical economic set of economic reforms including privatisation of state assets, changes to over - protective labour laws and steps to prop up up fragile banks. These proposals are due by the middle of May, just weeks before the government faces an acute funding crunch and voting is due to take place in the election. But regardless of what happens between now and then Portugal now faces a new threat from a fellow eurozone member that lies far to the north (where the black rocks stand against the cold sea - as the introduction to Noggin The Nog stories used to say). That little aside serves to illustrate the difference between the easy going Mediterranean states and northern Europe where life has always been much harder. In Sunday's election in Finland the eurosceptic True Finns party made huge gains and may now be in a position to block Portugal's bailout as early indications suggest the party will be joining the next governing coalition in Helsinki. Counting has a long way to go under Finland's complex voting system and it may be several weeks before the final outcome is known. Only hours after the first results were broadcast showing his party in a neck-and-neck race to win the most votes, True Finns leader Timo Soini was already pledging the party would torpedo the Portuguese deal. "The package that is there - I do not believe it will remain," he said. Any delay in approving the bailout deal beyond the mid-May target could leave European leaders scrambling to find other means of funding for Portugal, a country of 10.5m that has been targeted by investors during the euro zone crisis because of its high debt levels and uncompetitive economy. The success of The True Finns in the election potentially poses a huge risk to Lisbon, which has said it will run out of funds to keep the country running in June when a huge trance of bonds must be refinanced. It also reinforces the message sent to European leaders by the heavy defeats inflicted on Angela Merkel's government in Germany and other regional elections held in Eurozone countries. Bailout talks could be complicated further by what Portuguese weekly Expresso said were disagreements between European officials and the IMF on loan conditions.

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16 April 2011

Labour's Economics Team Left Isolated By Obama's Cuts

by John de Roe

Chancellor George Osborne said on Friday The Labour Party has been left "entirely isolated" in its soft approach to deficit reduction, , after President Barack Obama unveiled a consolidation programme that puts the UK's in the shade. To be fair to Labour, Obama had his arm twisted by the IMF otherwise he would have continued with his loonytoons spending policy.

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls has repeatedly cited the US approach of cutting the deficit gradually to accuse the Coalition of moving too fast and taking a reckless gamble with the economy. But on Thursday Obama unveiled plans to cut the US's $1.65 trillion (1 trillion) deficit over four years, a higher percentage of GDP than Britain's proposed cuts.

"It reinforces the point that Labour are entirely isolated in the international community," Mr Osborne said on the fringes of the International Monetary Fund's spring meeting in Washington. "That has left them in no-man's land."

The US President is aiming for a total reduction of 8pc of GDP by 2015. The UK plans a consolidation programme of 8.4pc, but as Mr Osborne started cutting a year earlier, the average pace of reduction is just 1.6pc a year, compared with 2pc annually in the US.

Mr Balls hit back, accusing the Chancellor of playing "fast and loose with international comparisons to score political points". He said the US was in a stronger position to cope with consolidation as a result of "putting jobs and growth first". US growth was helped last year by further stimulus.

"President Obama now has a growing economy and falling unemployment which is crucial to getting the deficit down," Mr Balls said.

Balls is lying of course. The US economy appears to be in growth only because Omana's loonytoons economic policy sanctioned the printing of money to pump into civil rights, community organising and minority support groups and spend on vanity projects. And as in Britain the number of American's out of work is actually rising but official unemployment figures only count those who are claiming jobseekers allowance. People unemployed more that two years lose that entitlement and go onto 'welfare payments' the US equivalent of Income Support.

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15 April 2011

Google's Rising Costs Send Shares Down

Google shares dropped on the New York Stock Exchange after traders took fright at a sharp increase in costs at the world's biggest search engine, which uber nerd Larry Page took the helm of last month.

Expenses at Google jumped 54pc to $2.84bn (1.72bn) in the first quarter, overshadowing an almost 20pc rise in profits to $2.3bn. Revenue in the quarter climbed to $6.54bn, topping by a significant marginwhat analysts had forecast. Page, who co-founded Google 13 years ago with fellow nerd Sergey Brin at Stanford University in California, has indicated he will accelerate spending on research and staff in an effort to tackle the challenge posed by rivals such as Facebook and Apple. He's not concerned at the inroads being made by Yahoo and Bing into his market share then? Google, which had a workforce of 26,316 at the end of the first quarter, said it would be adding 6,000 employees this year and raising the salaries for non-executives by 10pc as the battle for talent in Silicon Valley heats up. "Larry Page has signalled pretty clearly that he is going to be driving up expenses," said Colin Gillis. The Daily Stirrer has always felt Page and Brin are a couple of world domination freaks who care nothing for running a business so long as they can control all the information in the world. And when they have that they will demand (flips hand and raises pinkie to corner of mouth)

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14 April 2011

Cameron Pulls Vince's Cable Over Immigration Criticism
Yesterday The Prime Minister David Cameron made a speech in which he said mass immigration has led to "discomfort and disjointedness" in many neighbourhoods because some migrants have been unwilling to integrate or learn the English language

. Promising his government would work to cut the numbers entering Britain from hundreds to tens of thousands Mr Cameron said that "for too long, immigration has been too high".

The content of the speech was bound to upset coalition partners The Liberal Democrats from whom Vince Cable, the Business Secretary, described the Prime Minister's words as very unwise and suggested they could fuel extremism over immigration.

The reference to the tens of thousands of immigrants rather than hundreds of thousands is not part of the coalition agreement, it is Tory party policy only, Mr Cable told the BBC before Mr Camerons speech.

I do understand there is an election coming but talk of mass immigration risks inflaming the extremism to which he and I are both strongly opposed.

The Prime Minister later rebutted Mr Cables criticism, insisting he was dealing with an issue of high public importance in a "sensible, measured, serious tone".

He said he had never shied away from addressing the immigration issue throughout his time as Conservative leader.

"The country elected a Government wanting us to roll up our sleeves and deal with some of these issues, Mr Cameron told an audience of party activists in Romsey, Hampshire.

"This speech is, I think, a very good explanation of how we are dealing with them in an extremely fair and sensible way.

"I am very willing to be judged by the British people not only on the content of the speech and the action we are taking, but also the very measured way in which it is being described and put forward.

The Daily Stirrer commented last year that Immigration was the issue that concerned the public most but the one none of the main parties wanted to bring into the election debate. So far the coalition government has not ben winning the battle for hearts and minds. Polls suggest if an election was held tomorrow Labour would return to power. This is in spite of Labour's unpopularity with working class voters in btheir core constituencies.

Traditional Labour voters do not like where the party stands now but feel that nobody else speaks for them. Cameron's move could be a shrewd ploy to wing Labour votes over to the Conservatives. Splitting the Liberal Democrats might also work in his favour and if he is forced into an early election in which the Lib Dems were anihilated the Conservatives would be likely to gain more Lib Dem seats than Labour.

Not long ago Vince Cable boasted he could blow the coalition out of the water. He might be about to torpedo himself in the foot.

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Plans To Phase Out Cheques Should Be Bounced
by John de Roe

Cheques were due to be abolished by October 2018, a move announced by the Payments Council, a trade body representing the banks, card and cash machine industry. Naturally being a bunch of arrogant bankers the did not consider how the public felt about such a move when agreeing this policy.

The Bankers cartel argues that use of cheques is in decline and paper cheques are a more expensive way of paying for goods and services compared to debit cards or cash. What they really mean is if the force us all to use electronic transactions they have greater control over how customers manage their money.

Recently banks have been bullying customers into using the internet to pay bills and manage accounts. Our technology expert Ian Thorpe has written many times that the internet is not secure, fraud, hacking and malware attacks are on the increase and online banking services are simply "Not Fit For Purpose."

I have personally spoken to many people who have been ripped off by their own banks for paying credit card bills by cheque. This scam works by banks delaying the processing of cheques so the payment is received late by the credit card division and a surcharge can be imposed. Even people whose current account and credit card account are with thhe same company have experienced this rip off.

Cheques are still the preferred means of payment for many people, with 64 million cheques written out last December alone, and now MPS have decided to re-open an inquiry into their future. Now the Treasury Select Committee is reopening an inquiry initially launched last year, following a public outcry about the prospect of cheques disappearing for good.

Treasury Committee chairman, Andrew Tyrie MP, said: Since our last inquiry we have been inundated by letters from the public telling us that they rely on cheques.

It is good to report that the government is listening to the public and not the academics, lawyers and consultants who have had far too much influence on policy in recent years.

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13 April 2011

Number Of Jobless Falls But Are Figures True?

by Xavier Connolly and Ian R Thorpe

The total number of unemployed people decreased by 17,000 in the three months to February, according to official figures. The official number unemployed, based on those claiming jobseekers allowance stands at 2.48m. The drop was greater than the 4,000 decrease expected. The unemployment rate for all age groups also fell unexpectedly by 0.1% to 7.8%.

To put the new in poerspective and stop the government making too big a deal of it, the number of 16 to 24-year olds out of work rose to 963,000 over the same period , up 0.1pc from the three months to November 2010. The youth unemployment rate is now 20.4pc.

The number of 16 to 17-year olds out of work increased by 14,000 on the quarter to reach 218,000, but the number of 18 to 24-year olds fell by 2,000 to 745,000, the figures from the Office for National Statistics revealed.

Prime Minister David Cameron said on the Daybreak breakfast television programme this morning: "For youth unemployment, which has actually been going up for years in our country, the real change we need is actually in our education system to make sure we are producing young people at the age of 18 with a real qualification that people need in the modern workplace."

More on unemployment in The Daily Telegraph: Number of Women Claiming Jobseeker's Allowance Reaches A High
The number of women claiming Jobseekers Allowance has reached a near 15-year high as experts expect levels to continue rising amid public sector cuts.

So

Is The Jobs Market Improving


Todays mild improvement in the labour market statistics must be taken with a pinch of salt.

The question mark hanging over the jobs market is still: Can the private sector can pick up the slack from the expected job losses in the public sector this year.

Youth unemployment is on the up compared to the previous quarter and in a few months time, the UK will have a fresh cohort of university graduates looking for jobs in a crowded market place. It is true that many public sector redundancies are expected to be spread over the next four years with the later years taking the biggest hits, but tens of thousands of workers could still lose their jobs in the current financial year.

. Ministers said there were a number of positive signs to be found in the latest statistics. These included total employment rising by 143,000 in the three months to February, driven entirely by growth in the private sector, unemployment falling by 17,000 to reach 2.48m in the quarter from the previous three months.

More good news came from an increase of people in full-time work, suggesting there were fewer employees trapped in part-time work because they could not find full-time hours.

But then there was the big nasty. In spite of people slipping off the unemployment statyistics because their entitlement to jobseekers' allowance had expired and they are no longer considered economicaslly active, the claimant count edged up unexpectedly by 700 to reach 1.45m analysts had been predicting a drop of 3,000

Modest pay growth as inflation though down slighly is still running at 4% also spells bad news for hard pressed faimilies.

As Vicky Redwood of Capital Economics puts it: "The UK labour market recovery is looking a bit healthier but the continued falls in real pay do not bode well for consumer spending."

Howard Archer, chief economist at IHS Global Insight, said forecast unemployment would rise to rise to 2.67m by the end of this year, and peak at about 2.75m in mid-2012.

He said: "Despite the overall firmer tone of the latest labour market data, we retain the view that unemployment is headed up over the coming months.

"We suspect that likely below-trend growth will mean that the private sector will be unable to fully compensate for the increasing job losses in the public sector that will result from the fiscal squeeze that is now really kicking in.

"Indeed, we believe that private sector companies will become increasingly careful in their employment plans in the face of a struggling economy and elevated input costs." The Guardian meanwhile concentrated on Youth unemployment. One In Five Young People Out Of Work
Youth unemployment has remained at near record levels with more than one in five young people out of work, data released on Wednesday showed.

The latest unemployment figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show the under-25s and women workers are bearing much of the pain in Britain's jobs market, while average earnings continued to lag behind inflation. But economists were encouraged by an unexpected fall in the total number of people out of work, which cut the UK's jobless rate from 8% to 7.8%.

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IMF Warns Obama - Cut Deficit Or Else As Bond Traders Short American Bonds

by John de Roe


The International Monetary Fund has warned barack Hussein Obama's administration of incompetents the US should quickly start to make a 'down payment' on tackling its budget deficit, as it emerged that the world's biggest bond investor is shorting the country's bonds.

Though Obama has just beenn involved in a tough battle with the opposition Republicans over the budget for the 2011 / 12 financial year he seems derterminted to press ahead with his loonytoons economic programme of expanding the public sector, pursuing vanity projects and throwing money at 'comunity organising' groups dedicated to subverting American society and creating divisions along racial and religious lines.

America will rack up a budget deficit of 10.8pc of gross domestic product this year, the largest of any of the developed economies, the IMF said in its latest Fiscal Monitor report.

In sharp contrast to Britain and much of the rest of Europe, the US has so far delayed any move to cut its budget deficit. Instead, through a combination of extending tax cuts and a second, $600bn round of quantitative easing, Congress and The White House have focused efforts on trying to quicken a recovery that failed to take off last year. The meltdown of the US economy under Obama's stewardship might be a cause for amusement in Europe and artound the world if it was not for the fact that the collapse of the US$, the world's reserve currency, would cause massive disruption everywhere and lead to chaose in the global trading system.

Bill Gross, head of the world's biggest bond fund, Pacific Investment Management Co (Pimco), said it was the failure of politicians in Washington DC to take the country's deficit - estimated to reach about $1.5 trillion next financial year - seriously that has prompted him to start positioning the $236bn Total Return Fund to benefit from a drop in the value of US currency . In February, the fund sold its US governments bonds, or Treasuries.

"Without attacking entitlements - Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security - we are smelling $1 trillion deficits as far the nose can sniff," Mr Gross told investors in the firm's monthly outlook letter.

President Obama, who is facing increasingly loud calls from Republican opponents to reduce the deficit, is expected to lay out his proposals today. "Market concerns about sustainability remain subdued in the US, but a further delay of action could prove costly. The US should move "sooner rather than later", Carolo Cottarelli, the director of the IMF's fiscal division said in Washington DC on Tuesday.

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12 April 2011

Shock Fall In Inflation To 4%

by John de Roe
Top economic news yesterday was that UK inflation fell unexpectedly in March as a supermarket price war led to a fall in the cost of food that outweighed higher housing and energy costs.

The figures from the Office for National Statistics will strengthen the hand of Bank of England Monetary Policy Committe members who want to hold down interest rates. They will seize in this information to support claims that inflation is not rising out of control. This will mean interest rates are not likely to increase next month.

Annual consumer price inflation (CPI) fell to 4pc last month, the first decline since July last year. Analysts had expected the rate to hold steady at a 28-month high of 4.4pc reached in February.

"It should stave off a rate rise in May," said Philip Shaw, economist at Investec, who called the rise "a very welcome surprise".

CPI has been above the Bank of England's 2pc target since December 2009, and the central bank has warned that it may rise to 5pc this year.

Vicky Redwood, of Capital Economics, said: "Admittedly, this may be only a temporary respite, with recent rises in energy prices potentially pushing the headline rate higher in the coming months. Nonetheless, the fall in the core inflation rate from 3.4pc to 3.2pc is clearly reassuring - and perhaps suggests that retailers are reacting to the recent weakness on the high street."

So far I have not seen this month's figures for the Retail Price Index which is more reflevtive of ordinary people's weekly and monthly budget and is harder for government to manipulate.

Another news item also published this morning reveals the folly of economits hailing this blip in inflation as the turning point in the revovery of our economy.

Sales fell by 1.9pc, the largest monthly decline in the 16 years in which the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and KPMG have collated sales. Like-for-like sales, which strip out the impact of stores that have been open for less than a year, fell by 3.5pc in March.

Sales in every category bar footwear fell, including food, clothing and furniture.

Stephen Robertson, the director general of the BRC, said: "This is the worst drop in total sales since we first collected these figures in 1995. Non-food retailers were particularly hard-hit. This is strong evidence of the pressure customers and traders are under. This year's later Easter is a factor but this fall goes way beyond anything that can be explained by that alone."

Mr Robertson said that "uncomfortably high" inflation and low wage growth have produced the first year-on-year fall in disposable incomes for 30 years.

"Mounting fuel and utility costs, falling house prices, higher VAT and the prospect of more tax rises and job losses left people unwilling to spend unless they really had to. These pressures aren't going away and the arrival of higher National Insurance is likely to compound them in the immediate future," Mr Robertson added.

read full story Retail Sales Record Sharp Drop - The Daily Telegraph

This exposes the false optimism created by the news on inflation. Hard pressed consumers are cutting back to the bone on spending and thus retailers, who must turn over money to pay wages, bills etc., aresaving profit margings to keep things moving.

It is more likely therefore that the inflation blip is a herald of a double dip recession than a sign things are on the way up.

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Gbagbo Deposed By United Nations and French Attack

by Ed Butt
News came yesterday from the African State of Ivory Coast that the Presidential Palace where former President Laurent Gbagbo had dug in after refusing to cede authority following an election he lost. Gbagbo disputes the election result but voting was overseen by United Nations moderators.

A diplomat living near the presidential residence said he could hear the celebrations of people supporting new leader Alessandre Ouattara from his window, a stark contrast to the gunfire that has reverberated around the area in recent weeks.

"People are shooting in the air, they are incredibly happy," he said.

So happy gunfire sounds different to angry gunfire does it? Diplomats always talk crap.

The diplomat warned that Ouattara, who won 54 per cent of votes the election held in November which Mr Gbagbo refused to honour, will struggle to reunite his nation following allegations of mass atrocities in the west. This is something of an understatement. Eye wintesses reported they saw soldiers and militiamen fighting for Ouattara carrying out mass killings and going on rape amd looting sprees.

The power struggle between Ouattara and Gbagbo, both nasty pieces of work from all accounts, reflected deep tribal and religious tensions which have pitted the mainly-Christian south against northern Muslims. Throughout the conflict until now western media have been very coy about mentioning the religious aspect to the civil war.

United Nations talking heads are saying the hard part is just starting for Ouatarra; reconstruction, reconciliation, bringing back law and order and dealing with the grisly, racist events of recent weeks in the west of the country, where there are still Muslim death squads roaming around carrying out summary executions on those they suspect of supporting Gbagbo (i.e. anyone wearing a cross or who has a Bible in the house) are bound to provoke a backlash against Muslims.

In this conflict as in Libya the United Nations, clearly suffering from that plague of wide eyed stupidity known as The Obama Effect, has set a dangerous precedent by not just appeasing Muslims but taking sides and actively getting involved in a civil war. This is a total violation of the UN Constitution and international law (but when did Obama fans ever care about any written consitution or laws or anything that get's in the way of the Obamessiahs plans to create a New World Order?).

We foresee conflicts pitting Christian and Muslim factions against each other spreading throughout Africa, Asia and even affecting Europe.

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11 April 2011
Investment Banks To Be Split From Retail Banks To Protect Savers
A new review of the Banking industry carried out for the government has recommended British banks should have to have to separate their retail (current account) deposit and savings and investment banking arms to ensure that ordinary savers money is not put at risk as it was before the 2008 'toxic debt' crisis plunged the leading economies into the global slump that is still affecting world trade.

The preliminary report published this morning by the Independent Commission on Banking, suggests a separation of the retail and investment sides of banking businesses operations, as well as measures to force future losses on bank bondholders rather than the taxpayers picking up the tab as we did in 2008..

Speaking to BBC news this morning, Sir John Vickers, chairman of the Commission, said the report would ensure taxpayers are off the hook. If a bank got into trouble in future savers money would be ringfenced creating a system for safe failure. As part of the proposals put forward by the Commission, large banks will be required to maintain a minimum equity capital base of 10pc - or 10 of shareholder equity for every 100 the bank lends to business customers. This is 3pc above the level required by the Basel III rules introduced last year.

The report also addresses the need for more competition in UK retail banking. In the wake of the 2008 crisis Lloyds Banking Group, Britains largest retail bank, was elbowed into a merger with the failing HBOS group by the Labour government. This move while grossly unfair to Lloyds shareholders created a high street banking giant able to dominate the UK retail banking market. Under the new rules Lloyds would be required to dispose of some of its branches if the Commissions recommendations are enacted.

In a statement to the market, Lloyds said it was currently assessing the full implications of the report and would provide an update later when it had had the opportunity to review the report in detail.

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Bin Fines Binned By Coalition
The coalition continue to alternatly encourage and frustrate us. One minute they are expanding Nanny State's role in telling us what we can eat, drink, ingest for recreational purposes, who we can have sex with and when and in what position we can do it or handing the sovereignyu of our proud nation over to a bunch of unelected paper shufflers in Brussels.

The next they are showing a willingness to tackle the worst excesses of Labour's Orwellian Politically Correct Thought Police.

The latest assualt on the power of the Thought Police comes in the news that Councils are to be stopped from imposing heavy fines on residents who fall foul of complex and contradictory waste and recycling rules.

Coalition environment ministers will present a bill to outlaw fines for petty infringements of bin rules in a shake-up of local authority powers next month, we hear on the grapevine.

In a major victory for libertarian campaigners, ministers say they will limit local authorities' power to impose unjustifiable charges and penalties for minor infringements to do with recycling and rubbish.

Councils will no longer be able to fine people for failing to close a bin lid; leaving bin bags next to a bin; putting a bin out on the wrong day; failing to move it back inside the boundary of a property; or making minor mistakes relating to sorting waster for recycling.

Only severe cases of fly-tipping will be subject to penalties.

The law change comes after a long campaign against bin charges and repeated promises by ministers that they would act.

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Councils Still Advertising Non Jobs
Meanwhile irresponsible and subhumanly stupid Labour councillors who run most of our big cities and urban areas are pressing ahead with their plan to put us at the mercy of the New World Order financiers by continuing to recruit shitloads of people to fill politically correct 'non - jobs' while pleading the government cuts are forcing them to lay off staff providing front - line services. The first survey of local authorities since the coalition came to power last May has found that town halls created more than 4,000 new posts during the period.
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Our satirical companion Boggart Blog covered this isue in A Career In Substance Abuse. In that article some of the crazier jobs created in the name of politcal correctness are highlighted. Below we show you some of the latest non - njobs dreamed up by tree hugging weirdie - beardie council executives. Most of these were collected from The Guardian public service recruitment supplement published every wednesday.

Community Development & Equalities Officer - Tewkesbury; 24,646 to 26,276
"An exciting opportunity.... to develop and implement the Council's role in community development with a particular focus on communities of interest. You will also be required to assist in the monitoring and other activities associated with the Council's duty to meet appropriate Equalities Standards

Healthy walks co-ordinator - Forest of Dean; 14,733 to 15,444
"Promote and increase physical activity levels through healthy walking ... targeting the socially excluded, the inactive and people living in areas of high deprivation. Work with the Lifestyle Coach to expand the 'Fancy a Walk' scheme. Ensure all duties and responsibilities ... are carried out with due regard to health and safety best practice, equal opportunities procedure and follows financial regulations

Project support worker (Voice of My Own) - Scottish Borders, 19,024.64 to 21,135.84 pro rata (fixed term contract)
"Video empowerment project aimed at, and led by, young people aged between 11 and 25 ... It combines creative film-making with social inclusion aims. Assist in developing fund-raising bids and liaise with participating groups and individuals."

Family Lifestyles Officer - Rugby; 19,126 to 21,519 pro rata
"Reduce childhood obesity in various ways including the provision of evidence-based structured nine-week family-based workshops promoting the benefits of exercise and nutrition. The programmes will support families with overweight and/or obese children to maintain a healthy weight using a holistic approach."

Active villages co-ordinator - Teignbridge, 10,228;
"Provide long term sustainable sports participation opportunities. The Active Villages concept is positioned in the introductory/informal sport segment of the market ...neither as a specific 'public health' initiative to deliver health-based physical activity interventions, nor a 'sports excellence' programme aimed at identifying talented performers who wish to engage in serious competition."

Life Skills and Positive Activities Officer - Ryedale; 19,000 to 21,500 pro rata (fixed term contract)
"Assist the promotion of positive activities and healthy lifestyles to clients of the housing options team, especially those residing in temporary accommodation. Provide practical assistance for basic living skills such as: washing, ironing, cleaning and shopping etc."

Workplace travel plan coordinator - Havant; 20,198 to 22,221, part time, pro rata (fixed term contract)
"Raise awareness of transport issues and the alternative means of accessing and providing services to both staff and customers. This is a new, high profile role within the Council and you will be responsible for the development, promotion and implementation of our Travel Plan."

Gypsy Romany Traveller Community Cohesion Officer - Herefordshire, 22,221 to 26,276

Council's vision is "To create in Herefordshire an environment where different communities, the traditionally nomadic and the traditionally settled, live in harmony and where all have access to the basic needs and benefits which characterise an inclusive society."

New media improvement assistant - Perth and Kinross; 16,086 to 17,587
"Support the development and operation of the council's website and intranet in line with the council's Corporate New Media Strategy. Assist in ensuring the council's website conforms to legislative requirements (Disability and Discrimination Act) and established web standards (W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines)."

Woodfuel development officer - West Sussex; 32,800 to 35,430
"You will be required to operate as a stimulus for the expansion of the woodland products market and to make a substantial contribution to the establishment of a wood fuel supply chain through positively influencing key policy makers, suppliers and end users."

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9 April 2011


Two Thirds Of Universities To Charge Top Fees

by Xavier Connolly

Two Thirds Of Universities To Charge Top Fees The Coalitions flagship policy on tuition fees looked to be descending into chaos yesterday after it emerged that two thirds of universities would be looking to charge the maximum 9,000 a year for degree courses. Ministers were accused of losing control of their higher education reforms as growing numbers of vice-chancellors unveiled plans to almost triple fees in 2012. What is happening in higher education is a closing ranks by the largely Labour supporting academic community with the aim of wrecking the reforms and hoping to bring down the coalition so that Labour could return to power and resume its loonytoons economics. This would mean the government throwing money at the kind of pointless vanity projects so beloved of the academic community. In the biggest survey of its kind so far, 65 per cent of higher education institutions in England were found to be intending to charge the maximum for some courses, with half saying they would charge 9,000 for all degrees. When we looked at some of the degree courses on offer, History Of Feminism In Film is one tht springs to mind, the question why would somebody pay 90 pence for such and idiotic qualification let alone 9,000 a year over three years. For all but a few in highly specialised and highly rewarding subjects to take up a university education is to hang a millstone round their neck. The resultung debt will enslave them for many decades. Yesterday, Keele University in Staffordshire and Londons City University neither of which are ranked in the top 40 became the latest to set fees at the top level. University College Falmouth, a specialist arts institution in Cornwall, will also charge 9,000 across the board. The Government had said fees of more than 6,000 would be levied only in exceptional circumstances. Last night David Willetts, the universities minister, said he now estimated the average fee would be pitched between 7,500 and 8,000. The universities decisions mean the Government may have to provide significantly more money than it had expected to fund student loans. Labour claimed the black hole could be as large as 1billion over four years. Alternatively the coalition could simply refruse to cocoon these waste of space academics any longer, let the uinversities sing and make the professors face up to the harshreality of how little academic qualifications are worth in the competitive environment of business.


US Government Shutdown Averted


With a midnight deadline looming after which funds for the US government's operations would run out and government departmens be forced to close down, the hard-fought compromise reached between Obama's Democrats and opposition Republicans requires lawmakers to approve stopgap funding to keep federal agencies running into next week until the budget agreement can be formally enacted.

A shutdown, as we reported yesterday, would have meant enforced leave for much of the federal work force, suspension of some key government services and the closing of many national monuments and parks, while potentially undermining the U.S. economy.The biggest incentive for a deal however may have been the risks that failure to move forward would have posed both for Obama and his fellow Democrats and for the Republicans who hope to win back the Presidency in 2012. The mood of the American public is ugly, with anti - politics and antu - Washington feeling running high. Public frustration with the rancorous budget fight as the 2012 presidential election campaign gathers steam has increased the people's alienation from government.. Without the compromise, money to operate the federal government for the next six months would have run out at midnight on Friday and agencies such as the Internal Revenue Service would have begun a partial shutdown. Despite the apparent resolution of the impasse, the bitter political fight raised questions about the ability of Obama, whose claim to be the great conciliator already lies in ruins, and a bitterly divided U.S. Congress to deal with bigger issues looming down the road, from raising the federal debt ceiling to reining in budget deficits, coping with inflation and continuing America's role as the world's peacekeeper in times of increasing unrest.. "They've got to be laughing at us right now" in China, said Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry. "How terrific that the United States of America can't make a decision." Other commentators point to the resurgence of Colonel Gadaffi in the Libyan civil war and Obama's efforts to find a loophole in the UN resolution that would have premitted him to arm the rebels who we now know to be supported by Al Qaeda, the avowed enemy of the west. The sum total of this, they allege, is firther proof that Barack Hussein Obama is unfit for office.

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Ivory Coast Civil War Descends Into Tribal Massacres
News organisations with staff on the ground in Ivory Coast and foreign aid workers still in the civil war riven country where Laurent Gbagbo continues to defy attempts to oust him are reporting mass killings being carried out by both sides in the conflict.

Their reports document a trail of death and destruction carried out by rebel forces who have swept through the country and are now fighting on the streets of Abidjan to secure the presidency for Alassane Ouattara. Mainstream media are being very careful to avoid mentioning that Outtara's supporters are predominantly Muslim while those loyal to Gbagbo are predominantly Christian.

As Ouattara, backed by the UN and the international community, is reported by many global media organisations to be close to victory, the left leaning but humanitarian Guardian newspaper has provided evidence of atrocities committed by militias acting in his name. Refugees who scrambled through the rain forest to safety in neighbouring Liberia have described children being burned alive during rebel attacks and bodies littering the streets. People are also talking about systematic rape being carried out by Outtara's supporters. Because of certain primitive tribal beliefs, rape is used as a weapon of genocide in many African conflicts.

Recent civil wars in which rape was deployed as a weapon have ranges right across the continent from Ivory Coast in the west through Congo, Rwanda to Sudan in the east. The term adultery derives from the verb adulterate, to make impure. In African tribal societies tribal purity id afforded great importance. If a woman has been penetrated by any man who is not of her tribe her womb is considered to have been made impure by him and she has no value as a tribal wife. Her children can never be full members of the tribe.

Women who are victims of genocidal rape have little future, if they are lucky they might find work as labourers. Otherwise the only options are begging and prostitution. Their children, should they have any are even more unfortunate as job opportunities are subject to tribalism. The out castes, having no tribal identity, are unlikely ever to be given fair opportunities. HRW is calling for an investigation into massacres carried out by both the rebels sides. It is unlikely there will be any response, whichever side emerges victorious.

Hundreds of non combatants have been killed by forces loyal to Ouattara, according to reports. Human Rights Watch says that summary executions of perceived Gbagbo supporters have been carried out, and reported eye witness accounts of mass rape. Matt Wells, HRW's Ivory Coast researcher, said: "In village after village, Ouattara's forces terrorised civilians perceived as supporting Gbagbo, killing hundreds and raping dozens more. In committing to move Ivory Coast out of its longstanding crisis, Ouattara must ensure that the perpetrators of these heinous crimes are brought to justice."

Pro-Gbagbo forces are also accused of having carried out atrocities, killing more than 100 presumed Ouattara supporters as rebels advanced.

The latest reports on the fighting suggest that Gbagbo loyalists are regaining the initiative as active support of the rebels by UN forces has ceased in the wake of reports about genocidal slaughter.

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8 April 2011

Gadaffi To Unleash A Wave Of Migrants On Europe

Libya is unleashing a wave of migrants against Europe as retaliation for the coalition's military strikes against the country.

Last week The Daily Stirrer reported the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa is being overrun with refugees fleeing the troubles in North Africa. The opening of immigration floodgates came as Italy announced that it would grant travel permits to more than 20,000 Tunisian refugees who have reached its southernmost islands in recent weeks. The Italian government said the temporary permits would grant the refugees freedom of movement within the visa-free Schengen area, but in reality most want to head to France. Paris reacted angrily to the move, with Claude Gueant, the interior minister, saying the country would not tolerate "a wave of immigration" and warning that migrants without appropriate identity documents and sufficient funds would be prevented from entering. The Schengen zone excludes Britain and Ireland, but migrants could attempt to enter the UK illegally from the Continent. The Tunisians are among nearly 26,000 migrants who have managed to reach the tiny island of Lampedusa, Italy's southernmost territory, since January, when president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was toppled by a popular revolt.

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Ivory Coast Civil War: Bodies Pile Up

Ivory Coast Civil War: Bodies Pile Up
Casualties are mounting the the Ivory Coast civil war. While mainsteam media voices are suggesting the regime of President Gbagbo is on the verge of collapse, that is not the way it looks to westerners on the ground in Ivory Coast. Gbagbo is entrenched in his bunker in the capital but while reports said he only had a few loyal troops left, eyewitness accounts tell of fighting going on between rival Christian and Muslim groups all over the city. Gbagbo Stays In Bunker and Will Not Surrender
Ivory Coast's embattled leader Laurent Gbagbo is protected by a rump of just 200 soldiers in his bunker beneath the presidential palace, the French defence minister said, but he is refusing to surrender to advancing forces.

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Factory Gate Inflation Hits Two Year High
The so called 'factory gate index', the price of goods leaing British factories hit its highest rate in more than two years in March, official figures showed, raising fears about inflationary pressures feeding through into the general economy.

Factory gate prices what manufacturers charge for their products rose 5.4pc over the year, the sharpest inflation rate since October 2008, said the Office for National Statistics. The month-on-month jump was 0.9pc, while economists had expected a 0.6pc leap. The data will stoke concerns about spiralling prices for consumer goods and essentials like food in the UK, as the rise in factories output prices is likely to help propel the headline inflation rate, currently well over target at 4.4pc, even higher. Manufacturers are raising their prices in response to the squeeze on their margins as the costs of raw materials and energy prices climb higher. Input prices fo the comodities manufacturers use in their processes, rose 14.6pc in the year to March, just off the previous months 28-month high at 14.9pc, mostly reflecting the rising cost of crude oil. The leap was 3.7pc on the previous month. Chris Williamson, senior economist at business analysts Markit, said: Worse may be yet to come, as oil prices have since hit a record high in sterling terms and supply chain disruptions from the Japanese earthquake could also drive up prices for certain highly sought-after components. The producer price data also underlines the cost pressures on manufacturers. The sector has emerged as the success story of the UK recovery, but the latest monthly PMI survey indicated its growth stopped in February.

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Obama Administration Paralyzed By Budget Deadlock

Obama Administration Paralyzed By Budget Deadlock
Failure to agree a budget for the coming year with the Republican controlled House of Representatives plunged American President Barack Obama's administration into crisis last night. With only hours to go before the deadline at which funding to US Government operations will be cut off the gap between team Obama and it's loonytoons spending plans and deficit economy and the fiscally conservative Republicans look to be unbridgeable.

The shutdown would see as many as 800,000 government workers asked to stay at home because their departments did not have funds to pay them and could cost taxpayers more than $100 million (61 million) a day.

The 'great non - communicator' Obama called for a sense of urgency as America sought to avoid the first such shutdown since 1996 when Bill Clinton was president.

The last time this failure to agre a budget paralyzed Washingtoin was under Bill Clinton in 1996. Rrepublican instransigence then was blamed to the party's humiliation in the 1998 Presidential election when Clinton won a second term. Things are different this time. Public anger about the debt and deficit is much deeper than it was 15 years ago, and many voters who supported the Republicans in the 2010 mid-terms because of its commitment to cut spending might feel betrayed if the leadership compromised that principle too much. Democrats meanwhile are putting their faith in another president with exceptional communication skills carrying the day. Anmd who would that be we wonder. Is Obama's autocure running for the Presidency in 2012?

Failure to reach agreement by midnight on Friday would mean that Washington would essentially run out of money.

The budget battle is a clash between resurgent Republicans, who scored a huge win in last year's midterm elections, and Mr Obama's Democrats over the size of government, debt and deficits. With the country almost bankrupt at the time of his election, Obama went on a cazy spending spree, throwing ridiculous amounts of money at minority groups, his pet causes nd vanity projects.

All-night talks among aides failed to break the deadlock on Wednesday so Mr Obama summoned Representative John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives and a Republican, and Senator Harry Reid, a Democrat and Senate Majority to The White House, for the second time in just over 12 hours.

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7 April 2011

Portugal Asks For Bailout


by John de Roe

Onle days after assuring the financial community that debts could be serviced domestically, Portugal's government has been forged to seek help from the E.U. amd IMF. Caretaker prime minister Jos Scrates said the measure had been taken after the stricken nation had exhausted all its options.

Economists last night put the cost to Brtish taxpayers of UK's involvement in a Portuguese bailout at up to 4.4billion.

After months of existing in a state of denial having about the need to seek relief from its debts, Portugal's government admitted the cost of borrowing to fund its public sector deficit has reached unsustainable levels. Addressing the nation last night Mr Scrates, said: "I have always said that asking for aid would be the last resort but we have now reached that point."

Experts suggest the rescue fund could be as high as 70 billion, or 80 billion.

European shares were up in Thursday's early trading, led by banking stocks. Traders remained wary however ahead of an expected interest rate increase by the European Central Bank (ECB) later today. There were also worries that the latest bailout may not signal the end of Europe's sovereign debt crisis.

Jos Manuel Barroso, the European Commission president who at the end of 2010 was talking about extenting the E. U. to include middle eastern and African economic basket case nations, said last night that Portugal's request for help would be dealt with as quickly as possible. He assured Mr Scrates that Portugal's request would be "processed in the swiftest possible manner, according to the rules applicable". Fuhrer Barroso also said he had "confidence in Portugal's capacity to overcome the present difficulties".

That is typical bureaucratic bullshit iof course, as The Daily Stirrer reported las month German taxpayers are ready to rebel against any further dumping of sovereign debt on their broad shoulders.

Media commentators were last night wondering whether contagion from the Portugese crisis would spread to other eurozone countries such as Spain, whose economy is significantly larger than that of Portugal, Ireland and Greece combined.

Portugal had earlier sold bonds committing them to pay investors high rates to take up government bonds due to be repaid in six and 12 months. It was the second such bond auction in less than a week.

The new economic crisis confronting Europe comes weeks after an EU summit to confirm a new permanent 700 billion euro bail-out facility for eurozone countries in trouble.
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UN Again Abandons Neutrality To Take Sides In A Civil War

by Ed Butt

Only last week The Daily Stirrer was the first news blog to point out that the efforts of President Barack Hussein Obama and the United Nations leaders to find ways of supporting Libyan rebels fighting to overthrow the tyrant Gadaffi were in breach of the United Nations charter and international law. The UN Charter and the the Geneva Convention forbid outside forces taking sides in domestic conflicts yet that is exactly what Omama has tried to do. He may have succeeded had not the US security services warned the Libyan rebels are led by Al Qaeda activists.

Even the anti - western, pro Muslim, terrorist loving, whitely - hating President Barack Husein Obama (real name Barry Soetoro) dare not go as far as to openly support Muslim extremists who want to replace a brutal pro - western dictator with a brutal, anti western theorcratic junta.

Now however another UN Coalition is taking sides against a pro western, Christian dictator and supporting an anti western, muslim unknown quantity in Ivory Coast. We know little about Laurent Gbagbo other than that he disputes the election result in hich he was defeated by an exclusively Muslim opposition. We know little about the people who claim victory in that election.

We should by rights take action only to protect civilians. Protecting civilians does not extrend to providing air support to the people fighting to oust Gbagbo who still refuses to relinquish power.

At last it seems others besides The Daily Stirrer are noticing what is going on with the UN.

Adrian Hamilton, the Independent's comment editor, makes a point today which suggests the blatant infringements of neutrality have ben noticed by the Russian foreign ministry:

"The fact is that Monday's direct rocket assault on Gbagbo's base marked a sharp escalation in the UN mission and one that has effectively made it - as in Libya - a direct participant in the war. France and the UN have been accused by Russia of illegally picking sides in Ivory Coast, by breaking with the terms of the peacekeeping mandate.

A statement from Moscow's foreign ministry said: It is necessary to understand the legal aspects of UN peacekeepers and the French contingent. Russia accused the two peacekeeping forces of getting "involved in an internal conflict, acting in defence of one side when they had to observe neutrality and be acting in strict accordance with their (UN) mandate.

So this is the Obama effect swivel eyed lefties around the world were so excited about, the betrayal of western civilisation, culture and people by our own governments. Well amid all that worship and the iconisdation of his skin colour, some of us did try to warn you what the shit wreally stood for.

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Economic Troubles Linked To Depression Epidemic

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Economic worries are the suspected cause of a rise in the use of antidepressants. New figures showed prescriptions for the drugs have risen more than 40 per cent over the past four years.

The number of prescriptions for drugs like Prozac has risen from 16 million to 23 million since 2006 with many GPs saying patients are increasingly expressing concern about the recession, economic worries and job security.

Figures obtained by the BBC under the Freedom of Information Act found the number of prescriptions for the most common group of antidepressants rose by 43 per cent during the period from the start of the banking crisis and housing crash to the present.

Around one in five people in the UK will be affected by depression at some point and the rise in the number of prescriptions is thought to be partly down to better diagnosis.

But Dr Clare Gerada, head of the Royal College of GPs said some of the rise could also be explained by concern over worsening financial conditions.

She said: Of course in times of economic problems we would expect mental health problems to worsen and GPs are seeing more people coming in with debts racking up, or who have lost their jobs and are cancelling their holidays.

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6 April 2011

Bit boring and rushed today. There have been a lot of connectivity problems in this area and we only got online a couple of hours ago.

Fall In Industrial Output Dents Recovery Hopes

Shock economc news today was a fall in industrial output in the three months to February 2011.

While the decline was led by a 7.8pc fall in oil and gas extraction, due mainly to routine maintenance work, economists were more troubled by the figures for manufacturing which has been leading the recovery and was expected to continue.

"February's stagnation in manufacturing output suggests that GDP growth in the first quarter may not be as strong as currently expected," said Nida Ali, economic adviser to the Ernst & Young ITEM Club.

Manufacturing output - which does not include utilities or oil and gas extraction - showed no growth in February, after January's downwardly revised growth of 0.9 percent, the Office for National Statistics said.

The government and Bank of England were relying on export-driven growth in manufacturing in 2011 to fill the gap created by cuts in government spending and belt-tightening by consumers.

Factory output has also stagnated.

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The Real Story Behind Obama's Job Creation

by Ian R Thorpe
Last week's announcement by the U.S. labour department that the American economy had created 216,000 jobs in March was seized on as cause for celebrations by sychophantic Obamessiah cultists desperate for something to praise "The greatest human being who ever lived" for. Obama cult inhouse newssheets The New York Times, the Washington Post reported that Obama's loonytoons economics had beaten the recession and the economy was storming towards a new age of American prosperity.

. Those who understand how governments manipulate statistics were a bit more sceptical. If the economy sustained March's rate of job growth, sceptics pointed out, it will be more than seven years before the USA is back to pre - 2008 rates of unemployment. But even that is optimistic. Some of the March growth is due to a bounceback from weaker economic performance in the previous two months. The average rate of job growth over the last three months has been just 160,000. At that pace those 'normal' rates of unemployment will not be hit until after 2022.

That's a lot of suffering in the country because the Washington suits who run the economy are shit at their jobs.

In addition to the job growth numbers, the March data also showed that the unemployment rate slipped down by another 0.1 percentage point. It now stands at 8.8%, almost a full percentage point below its year ago level of 9.7%. This, too, was hailed as cause for celebration. It may sound like progress but a more careful look at how the fiures are worked out makes the number less impressive. The percentage of the population that is employed has actually fallen by 0.1 percentage point over the last year.

In order to be counted as unemployed, you have to oficially be counted as looking for work. People who have not had a joib for 99 weeks are considered no longer economically active. The unemployment rate did not fall because of the Obama administration's economic success but because people have 'officially' given up looking for work and dropped off the radar. Only in the cockeyed world of bureaucrats would this be hailed as good news.

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Portugal Pays More For Credit

The credit reating of the Portugese government was lowered by Moody's rating agency yesterday ahead of a bond auction in Lisbon.

Debt due for redemption in June 2012 was issued at an average yield of 5.9%, compared with 4.3% at a sale of twelve month bonds on March 16.

Portugals decision to sell the securities is confusing because the nation could get similar rates for longer-term loans through an international bail-out, said ING Groep financial strategist Alessandro Giansanti commented in an note to the press.

Its difficult to see why Portugal would pay the market yield of 6pc for a one-year loan, when you can have for the same rate on a 7.5-year loan from the European Union and International Monetary Fund, he said referring to the interest Portugal will pay on its government debt..

Portuguese bond yields have climbed to record levels after Prime Minister Jose Socrates resigned on March 23 following a parliamentary rejection of a deficit-cutting plan that aimed to prevent Portugal from following Greece and Ireland in seeking a European Union rescue. After consulting political parties, President Anibal Cavaco Silva yesterday announced early parliamentary elections on June 5. The timing of the election may have something to do with yesterday's sale.

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5 April 2011

This Hopeless Coalition Are Still Takling About Child Poverty

by John de Roe
5 April 2011

In the first weeks of the coalition we hoped we had said goodbye to all Laboutrs ridiculous spin and politically correct nonesense. Sasdly no, Conservative and Liberal Democrat politicians have caught the Political Correctness bug and are talking about emotive mnonesence like abilishing child poverty (they might as well promise to abolish death) and a fair chance for all children.

Clegg & IDS Talk About Fair Starts And Child Poverty

Millions of middle-class children are being denied the chance to get on in life because their parents are not wealthy enough to insulate themselves against lifes misfortunes, senior Coalition figures say today.

Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, and Iain Duncan Smith, the Work and Pensions Secretary, say that many hard-working families are seeing their aspirations for their children dashed because they cannot afford private education and lack the right connections.

Mr Clegg and Mr Duncan Smith pledge to open up the top universities and professions to those on moderate incomes, promising to deliver mobility for the middle, not just the bottom.

The Deputy Prime Minister told BBC Breakfast he wanted to end the culture of people given internships because of "who they know, rather than what they know".

The Liberal Democrats are putting their own internship system "on a much more transparent footing" so that young people have the same opportunities, he added.

He said: "All of them will have a fair chance of getting these internships, and it's not just because someone has met someone in the tennis club or the golf club, and they've had a whisper in their ear."

What we are seeing is the inevitable consequence of allowing people to run the country when after a privileged childhood they have gone from University straight into politics and thus are toitally lacking life experience. Idiots like Clegg and Cameron truly believe the politically correct claptrap spewed by their Marxist lectureres who had also only known the privileged life of those cocooned in academic faculties had something to do with reality.

Poverty is relative. We will never abolish it, nor will we rid the world of privilege, nepotism, bullying and greed. To an African or South East Asian child the poorest British kid has an embarrassment of riches by simply having enough to eat, clean water to drink and a safe bed to sleep in.

To the children of a family earing twice the average income in Britain, the offspring of an oil Sheik and unimaginably wealthy.

To talk about abolishing child poverty if as futile as trying to pass laws commanding a change in human nature. Ah but I nearly forgot, Cameron, Clegg and Co, along with Obama, Sarkozy, Merkel, Blair in his day and many others of this new elite are trying to do that as well.

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4 April 2011

GM Cows Cannot Give Human Breast Milk.

A story in yesterday's Sunday Telegraph outraged us all. Not because we are fanatically anti GM, not because we are medievalists or religious types but because of the sheer dishonesty if the 'science' community that is revealed once again. Scientists breed 300 genetically modified cows to give "human" milk. The Sunday Telegraph

scientists have successfully introduced human genes into 300 dairy cows to produce milk with the same properties as human breast milk.

Human milk contains high quantities of key nutrients that can help to boost the immune system of babies and reduce the risk of infections.

The scientists behind the research believe milk from herds of genetically modified cows could provide an alternative to human breast milk and formula milk for babies, which is often criticised as being an inferior substitute.

They hope genetically modified dairy products from herds of similar cows could be sold in supermarkets. The research has the backing of a major biotechnology company.

The work is likely to inflame opposition to GM foods. Critics of the technology and animal welfare groups reacted angrily to the research, questioning the safety of milk from genetically modified animals and its effect on the cattle's health.

Now I and my friends who contribute to The Daily Stirrer do not suggest there is any health risk here. Babycare companies have been modifying cows milk to make it good for human babies for many decades. There has been a lot of screaming from the rope sandal wearing fringes of the medical professions in recent years about mothers' breast milk being best but the studies supporting that used some, to say the least, questionable techniques to gather data in support of their claims.

Certainly no physical harm has come babies fed on 'formula' milk, dried enriched milk that is rehydrated and it is exteremely unlikely any would come to babies fed on the milk from cloned cows. But cows are never going to give us human milk, what these genetically modified cows will give us is modified cows milk. As ever when assessing another claim of a great scientific breakthrough which will facilitate the interference of scientists where it is not needed we mut ask as Marcus Tullius Cicero did 2000 years ago, "Cui Bono?" Who benefits, who gets rich from this

What must be questioned here is the determination once more of the scientists who want to play God, the neo nazi idiots who wish for the day when the young of every living creature are manufactured in the laboratory rather that by the tried and trusted methods that have served nature for millions of years.

We have no need of cloned cattle. Bulls and cows are perfectly capable of doing the job without interference from control freak scientists. We have no need of cloned humans and the best excuse for carrying on experiments in the genetic modification of human beings, to eliminate hereditary diseases and defects, while specifically a worthy aim, is just a thinly disguised excuse the resume the Nazi eugenics programme.

And apart from those argument which are rather sensationalised I admit but no more so than the unrealistically exaggerated claims of the science lobby, we are allowing these highly politicised, self serving, research grant phishing charlatans use our tax money to make a case for replacing a low cost, highly effective process with a high cost process that offers no tangible benefit to the wider community but only serves to swell the profits of biotech companies and expand the empires of a few biology academics.

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2 April 2011

Armed Forces Serving In Libya and Afghanistan Face Sack

by Ed Butt

Service personnel on acitve duty with the Army and Navy in Afghanistan and Libya will be informed by their commanding officers on Monday that they might possibly be among more than 2,000 people who will be made redundant in September. Those eligible for the redundancy programme which begins next week will include some soldiers presently completing tours in Afghanistan. Seamen aboard warships and submarines in the Mediterranean supporting operations in Libya will also be told they could well be included.

The prospect of making redundant people who are involved in current operations will be highly controversial and will be seized by the opposition as evidence ministers repeated promises to protect the front line are worthless. Although not certain that those deployed in the Mediterranean and Afghanistan will be sacked, commanders fear morale will be seriously harmed if front-line personnel are identified eligible for redundancy.

It is inevitable there will be discontent when you are making targeted sackings, said a Navy spokesman.

Armed Forces Serving In Libya and Afghanistan Face Sack
In view of the pressing need to reduce the military budget it is worrying to hear that another Islamist inspired uprising, this time in sub Saharan Africa is escalating into a full scale civil war.
Islamic discontent spreads to Ivory Coast
Rival forces in Ivory Coast are continuing their battle for power as it emerged that more than 800 people were killed this week in inter-ethnic violence in the town of Duekoue. Soldiers backing the country's UN-recognised president, Alassane Ouattara, clashed with forces loyal to the voted-out president, Laurent Gbagbo, in the country's main city and former capital, Abidjan.

As usual the lily libered bureaucrats of the United Nations and the U.S. State Department of the wimp and allegedly Muslim President, Barack Hussein Obama, have adopted a policy of appeasing the Muslim extremists.

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Hopes Of Recovery Raised By New Job Figures

by John de Roe

Stock Markets and business confidence in the USA received a boost yesterday when it was revealed employers in the private sector hired 230,000 people in March, building on the 240,000 staff taken on in February.

It was the best back-to-back growth in new hirings since early 2006 and proved enough to drive stock markets higher in London, Freankfurt and Paris as well as New York.

Unemployment has so far been the Achilles heel of the US recovery, but the latest figures suggest an upturn in a number of industries which are now are now hiring new staff. Jobs gains were recorded in services, retail, leisure and manufacturing. This pushed the unemployment level to a two-year low of 8.8pc, down from 8.9pc in February.

"Some time will have to pass before one can say a trend has truly developed," Kevin Logan, chief US economist at HSBC commented. He added there "are enough signs to suggest the labour market has reached a turning point and further improvements may continue." The news will be welcomed in the White House and on Wall Street as increases in food and petrol prices have begun to dampen hopes that US growth would show a significant improvement on last year's 2.9pc. The most recent public opinion surveys on consumer confidence which has been the key has been key to a revival in demestic spending, have shown growing concerns about inflation which is running well ahead of growth.

On the downside, as a result of the news Brent crude prices extended gains to $119 a barrel in post-settlement trading on Friday, after ending the day at its highest since August 2008.

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RECOMMENDED READING Muppet Science by James Delingpole, Daily Telegraph

Congratulations to Simon Singh. Not only is he Britains third most famous celebrity mathematician after Carol Vordermann and Johnny Ball but he is also, it seems, a supremely persuasive debater. His fluent performance in last weeks Spectator global warming debate was adjudged by both Andrew Neil and Spectator editor Fraser Nelson to be the best of the evening.


1 April 2011

Schools Failing To Promote Classics
Less than one in 100 teenagers who took the most popular English literature course and sat the A level examination last year chose to answer questions on novels published prior to 1900, says Michael Gove, Education Secretary in the Coalition government.

Only 1,236 out of 300,000 students read Pride and Prejudice, 285 studied Far From the Madding Crowd and just 187 completed Wuthering Heights as part of their course, he claims.

At the same time, more than 90 per cent of answers were based on the same three books Of Mice and Men, Lord of the Flies and To Kill a Mockingbird. How strange that although the political left denies having hijacked the education system in order to use it for the purpose of advancing an anti - western agenda heavy on civil rights so many pupils chose books that areapproved by the poeople who support that agenda. And how unsurprising that book predicting what life might be like in a dystopian soviety ruled by an oligarchic collectivist regime such as those described in Orwell's 1984, Huxley's Brave New World or Anthony Burgess' A Clockwork Orange made it onto the top choices list.

Writing in The Daily Telegraph today, Mr Gove says the finding underlines the extent to which Englands constricted and unreformed exam system fails to encourage young people to read.

He says Britain also has some of the best modern childrens writers in the world, including Philip Pullman, JK Rowling, Michael Morpurgo and Anthony Horowitz, but many young people are growing up in ignorance of their work having been taught that reading is 'uncool' and intelligence a social stigma.

Gove's remarks are inspired by the publication of a major international study in December showing that reading standards among British teenagers had slumped from 7th to 25th in a decade.

Were not picking up enough new books, not getting through the classics, not widening our horizons. In short, were just not reading enough, the Education Secretary says.

Mr Goves comments were made after a tour of independent charter schools in American last month.

He claims that a love of reading is promoted in many schools opened in tough inner-city areas, praising one that issued children with a challenge to read 50 books in a year.

But in a dig at the teaching establishment in England, Mr Gove says many children in Britain are held back by an anti-knowledge culture that prevents them from fullfilling their potential.

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Fear and Loathing On Lampadeusa
Over 6,000 refugees, mostly Tunisian migrants fleeing the troubles in North Africa have overun the Italian islan of Lampedusa in recent days, transforming the tiny Mediterranean island into a rubbish-strewn refugee camp.

Gathering arounf tiny fires or hunching beneath makeshift plastic shelters, the refugees are the start of what threatens to become a huge exodus of desperate and displaced people fleeing the turmoil sweeping the Arab nations of Mediterranean's southern coast..

"England, France, Belgium, Switzerland I don't care where I go as long as I can find work and earn money. I need to help my family because they don't have enough to eat," said Saber Khadraoui, 29, from Tunisia, as he bit into a bread roll. "I'll do anything I've worked as a painter, a plumber and a gardener."

He is just one of an estimated 18,000 Tunisians who have landed on the island since Tunisia's dictatorial president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was toppled from power by a popular revolt in mid-January.

An estimated 2,000 Eritreans, Ethiopians and Somalians have also arrived from Libya the first influx since the revolt against Col Muammar Gaddafi erupted last month presaging what the Italian government fears could be an exodus of "Biblical proportions" should the Gadaffi regime collapse. Gadaffi had welcomed migrant workers but sub Saharan Africans are intensely disliked by Arabs.

Lampedusa's inhabitants, who live closer to Africa than Italy, say the island's infrastructure is on the point of collapse. The sole refugee centre can only accommodate 850 people. Thousands of migrants have landed but simply been ignored by the authorities and left to fend for themselves.

The inevitable consequence of this is a breakdown in law and order.

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Britons Warned To Get Out Of Yemen. All British nationals have been urged to leave Yemen in the run-up to protests planned for Friday which could result in violent clashes.

The Foreign Office has advised travellers, "in light of the rapid deterioration in the security situation", people should get out of Yemen while commercial airlines were still flying.

A communique said it was highly unlikely the government would be able to evacuate British nationals in the event of a full scale insurrection.

The statement read: "In light of the rapid deterioration in the security situation in Yemen and likely protests on Friday 1 April which might result in violent clashes, we strongly urge all British nationals to leave the country now while commercial airlines are still flying.

"Given the situation on the ground, it is highly unlikely that the British government will be able to evacuate British nationals or provide consular assistance in the event of a further breakdown of law and order and increased violent civil disorder. British nationals should therefore plan accordingly.


And bearing in mind the date is April 1. Top story for the day must go to The Currant Bun: Planet of the Apps Not quite the same as gibving a million monkeys a million typewriters and expecting them to produce the woks of Shakespear, but Gorillas with iPads is a start.

Close behind is the BBC which announces the imminent launch of 3D Radio. Imagine that, The Archers in 3D. Or worse, Chris Moyles.

Royal Wedding goss in the Daily Mail (where else) which has a report on Kate Middleton shopping for baby clothes. Oh dear, has prince William been a careless boy?

Still on the subject of Weddings we learn from the Daily Telegraph that Labour's National Executive Committee have ordered party activists to celebrate the wedding of Ed Miliband and Justin Hawkins Jusine Thornton by putting out bunting and organising street parties.

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31 March 2011

The West Could Be Helping Al Qaeda

by Ed Butt
31 March 2011

The long reign of Colonel Gaddafi in Libyan staggers on. Fortunes of the rag tag army of rebels ebb and flow as the official army, loyal to Gadaffi, better trained and equipped than their opponents and able to choose their ground where they will stand and fight sure that their efforts will not be curtailed by western air strikes, easily push back every rush by those who would overthrow the Colonel. Many western leaders and opinion makers, foremost among them Barack Hussein Obama, the President who wants to make America the primary sponsor of terrorism, a title previously shared among the nations George W Bush dubbed The Axis of Evil, are calling for the West to arm the opposition forces.

Fortunately US intelligence agencies are on their closet Trotskyist President's case. Intelligence reports have picked up "flickers" of an al-Qaeda presence among the rebels and this has set off a fierce debate between the Obama administration's terrorist tendency and it's saner member such as Hilary Clinton, backed by The Pentagon and finding support among the wider coalition. With the prominence of the Muslim Brotherhood becoming more and more obvious in Egypt and the emergence of leaders in Tunisia who are self confessed Al Qaeda sympathisers and may well be activists, with Al Qaeda heavily involved in Yemen, the Gulf States and Saudi Arabia there is a very obvious risk that giving the rebels weapons may help the enemies of the West.

Part of the problem in Libya, according to a senior US intelligence official, is that the American government is largely flying blind when it comes to the exact make-up of rebel forces. So how legitimate are the worries about al-Qaeda opportunistically inserting itself into the civil war?

Barack Husein Obama, the man with no past, may be happy to deliver to the west's deadly enemies a handy operations base on the Mediterranean from with they can attack Europe but should our elected leaders allow themselves to be swayed by the voices of the Politically Correct Thought Police.

Much of the concern about the nature of the Libyan rebellion centres on the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), a jihadist organisation founded in the mid-1990s that has waged a low-level guerrilla war against Gaddafi's regime in the years from 1995 to 2006. The LIGF publicly rejected al-Qaeda's ideology and entered into a ceasefire with the government, as a result of which 700 militants have been released from jail over the past four years.

Many of these terrorists have now joined up with the rebels, therefore we know Islamist militants make up a proportion of their forces and being trained and experienced are probably among the leaders. Noman Benotman, a former LIFG leader based in London justifyably asserts that the LIFG "never carried out attacks against the West nor against civilians", suggesting that its members are more interested in regime change in their own country than a global jihad.

The fact that al-Qaeda's overall number three is a Libyan must be set against this. Abu Yahya al-Libi, who has recently appeared on a half-hour videotape on jihadist forums claiming that the West has been supporting Arab dictators for decades and encouraging his countrymen to take up arms against Gaddafi. A cache of al-Qaeda documents recovered in Iraq in 2007, contained information about some 700 foreign fighters, many of whom had volunteered to be suicide bombers. Around 20 per cent were from Libya, one of the smaller Arab countries in terms of population, and of these a majority were from around Benghazi and the east of the country, the centre of the opposition to Gaddafi.

Muammar Gadaffi is a very unpleasant character to be sure, in fact the extent to which Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and other senior figures in the Labour government with probably do irreparable harm to the party, but no matter how repugnant we find Gadaffi's regime it would be insane to contribute to its replacement with something worse as well as a total violation of the United Nations charter which states that any intervention in the domestic affairs of a sovereign state is unacceptable.

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Crying Before They're Hurt


by John de Roe

A campaign was launched yesterday to derail the Coalition government's efforts to cut the crippling public sector deficit by reducing government spending. The arts community of freeloaders, tax eater and grant bludgers has reacted with predictable angst to some not unreasonable proposals to reduce the grants of some organisations that have a track record of failing (or not even trying to put bums on seats, eyes on paintings and money in the till. Adversity makes strange bedfellows and among those getting into bed with Tracy Emin, Damien Hirst, the Royal Ballet and English National Opera folk is Her Majestys Chief Inspector of Constabulary, Sir Denis OConnor. H.M. Top Cop warned that the police will have a lot of difficulty finding the savings required without affecting front-line services like handing our speeding tickets or fining people for smoking in pubs.

Neither makes a persuasive case against the cuts.

For the left, arts spending is a totem, symbolic of just how civilised a nation we are. The Arts Council's grant-in-aid budget is actually being reduced between now and 2015 by 14.9 per cent, which works out at less than 4 per cent per year. These figures say we might be heading back towards barbarism. The arty farty brigade do not live on Planet Reality of course. A walk round the centre of any industrial town at around throwing out time on a Friday or Saturday night would convince anyone with eyes and ears we stopped being civilised a long time ago if we ever were. Some of the pain for the arts is eased by a significant increase in Lottery funding. On top of that the process of making the required savings has led to a change in the way the council hands out taxpayers money. For the first time in its 65-year history, there was an open application process, with each organisation required to submit a bid explaining why it deserved public funding. This is a much better way than decisions being made behind closed doors by members of a self styled academic elite.

For the police, Sir Deniss proposals claimed that savings of 20 per cent over four years will be difficult to secure without hitting front-line services. He then demolished his own case by admitting that a third of all police officers have no front-line role at all. The polices special pleading was also undermined by the results of a Freedom of Information request to Surrey Constabulary, which revealed that it spends more than 2 million a year on fuel for its officers personal use. It is hard to believe Surrey is unique in the way it spends public money, so Sir Deniss whines should perhaps be treated with the same respect as a Labour MP's expenses claim.

Shroud-waving is part of every public expenditure review, as is the relish in reporting it of the Left-wing press, and the BBC, which has surrendered its right to be described as an unbiased news source. It is important however for some of the myths surrounding what are routinely described as the deepest spending cuts since the war to be debunked. The figures tell a different story. According to the Treasury Red Book, total managed expenditure this year is 694 billion; that will rise every year until 2015/16, when it will hit 763 billion 69 billion more than today. Over the same period, net public sector debt will climb from 875 billion to almost 1.3 trillion. It is worth bearing those figures in mind in the months ahead, as the protests from the vested interests grow ever louder.

The public secor is a bottomless pit into which those who eat from the public sector table expect the taxpayers to pour money. One would hope someone in a freespending sector of 'The Arts' would have the nous to provide us with some entertainment by employing a couple of well muscled guys in studded leather jock straps and gimp masks to shovel money into the pit while a couple of nubile dominatrices in fetish gear whipped and goaded them. We deserve something for our money.

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30 March 2011
Hope you did not miss us too much yesterday. The biggest news story that has not been reported and commented to death was about a house in Swansea that looks like Hitler. No doubt there is a lot of bad news being buried inder the nuclear fallout and the conflict in Libya.

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Shortly after the Hyde Park riots of 1867, Matthew Arnold, writing in his book Culture and Anarchy quoted his father's solution to rioting: The old Roman way of dealing with that is always the right one: flog the rank and file, and fling the ringleaders from the Tarpeian Rock. Dr Arnold always liked to show off his classical education, but the author of Tom Brown's school days was a liberal through and through that he was, he may have approved of such punishments for persistent troublemakers but he would have deplored the government that had allowed such a state of affairs as that which prompted the riots to come about.

The protesters then were mostly literate members of the lower-middle or working classes who understood the political system and demanded the right to be part of it. At the time the right to vote extended only to people who owned property. Lord Derby, the prime minister, was so frightened by the impassioned fervour of the rioters he pushed through a Reform Act shortly afterwards.

We have a long tradition of rioting in the cause of fairness that we have become tolerant of it in support of self interest. When Wat Tyler led the Peasant's revolt in the fourteenth century there is no doubt his cause was just. Tyler and his followers took up their pitchforks and cudgels to protest against the Poll Tax, a pernicious measure that put a tax simply on being alive and the Statute of Labourers, a law that controlled workmen's wages, holding down earnings to subsistence level.

By the time of the Hyde Park riots denying people the vote was intolerable in a nation that pretended to be a democracy.

There are no such injustices to explain the behaviour of the rent - a - mob types who occupied and trashed Fortnum & Masons grocery store (even if it is where The Queen and other post people get their goodies), attacked the Ritz Hotel and smashed shop windows in London's Piccadilly last Saturday? What was the extent of their oppression, the denial of their civil liberties, that caused them to launch such an assault on private property?

In truth, as we know, it was not much at all. These people are not denied the right to participate in society. They are not denied the vote. They are entitled to the full largesse of the welfare state, and many of them drink deeply of it on a very regular basis, not having to bear the encumbrance of holding down a job. The rioters just do not like the coalition Government and are not prepared to accept that the incompetent, politically correct, civil rights obsessed, spendthrift Labour Party are not in charge any more. The rioters, and the peaceful majority of protesters cannot bring themselves to accept the majority opinion of our society, as democratically expressed at the ballot box last May.

The true protest then was about the Liberal Democrats accepting the power sharing offer from David Cameron rather than propping up the discredited and loathed Labour government. What the protesters overlook about that is ALL the smaller parties combined, the Liberal Democrats, Scottish and Welsh Nationalists, Irih Republicans, Ulster Unionists, Independents and the sole Green would all have had to support Labour to have a majority of one over the conservatives. Now the Ulster Unionists and Irish Republicans are not likely to serve in the same coalition and the three Irish Republicans never attend the British Parliament anyway. So there is no way Labour could have continued in power.

The people say they are protesting against the pernicious cuts being imposed by the government coalition made up of Conservatives and Liberal Democrats, cuts to front line services in health, social care, policing, education and waste management the left claim will cost lives. Let's get it right however, the coalition has asked for saving to be made on the bloated public sector budget. It is the largely Labour controlled borough and county authorities that have chosen to cut front line services and preserved unnecessary strata of management and administrative jobs.

When Labour were booted out of office the country was on the brink of having to call in the International Monetary Fund and seek a bailout of the kind recently given to Ireland, Greece and now Portugal. The austerity measures imposed by such a bail out would have been far more ruthless than those imposed by the coalition's finance team. Only the arrival of the new government and their immediate action to reduce the deficit persuaded Britain's creditors to extend the credit a little longer.

The lefties who turned out to protest peacefully and those who turned out to unleash a Tsunami of destruction on London's most upmarket shopping streets seem to overlook the fact that it was the party they want to put back in power that created this financial debacle. The support of their new leader 'Red Ed' Miliband for the protests and the associated criminal acts only serves to underline what the sane majority knew, that Labour are unfit for power.

The rioters dignify themselves with the term anarchists. This is an abuse of what in more enlightened times has been a noble philosophy. They are in truth nothing but criminals bullies and thugs.

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Obama Wants To Arm Rebels
An international coalition piled pressure on Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi to quit, resolving to continue military action against his forces until he complies with a U.N. resolution to protect civilians.

Meanwhile as we reported last week seditionist, terrorist - loving, racist, anti - American, Trotskyite closet Muzza in The White House is seeking to exploit a loophole in the UN resolution authorising the imposition of the no - fly zone over Libya in order to supply the rebels with American armaments. Sad to say the British government has supported this.

The purpose of the no fly zone was to prevent Colonel Gaddafi's air force from using air strikes slaughter rebels trying to overthrow the tyrant's regime. Stupid Obie, a man hailed by his supporters for his great intellect but whose political acts reveal the same level of intelligence as one would expect from a housebrick, did not seem to understand the simple fact that Libya's well trained and equipped army were going to slaughter the rebels armed with automatic rifles and a few items of light artillery bolted to Nissan and Toyota pick up trucks, in a land battle.

If the objective of our intervention was to save lives would it not have been better to let Gadaffi crush the rebellion before it got started properly? If as seems much more likely knowing Obama's world domination freak tendencies, it was primarily to effect regime change then as everyone knew before the no fly zone was imposed that the rebels were Al Qaeda led, precisely what do we hope to achieve by putting an anti - Western Islamist regime in power in Tripoli. The likelyhood is they will be no less nasty than Gadaffi but much less friendly to western interests. Either way, for the western alliance to start taking sides in civil wars sets a very dangerous precedent.

So that makes Obama a cupid stunt. Unless of course he is what his supporters have always denied he is; a seditionist, terrorist - loving, racist, anti - American, Trotskyite closet Muzza.

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23 March 2011
We are not reporting the budget today because there will be saturation reporting elsewhere. Try these links
There is a contrarian look at the looming energy crisis below however.

We are not reporting the budget today because there will be saturation reporting elsewhere. Try these links
Surprise Tax Cuts To Help The Economy
Osborne Budget Courts Sqwueezed Middle

A Global Energy War
Heres an worrying graph to think about.
energy demand chart
Those nice peolpe at HSBC have worked out what would happen to energy consumption by 2050 given moderate economic growth and assuming no constraint on supplies, or that humans carry on using energy in the spendthrift way we do at the moment.

As you can see, demand in China, India and other emerging economies soars, but there is also considerable growth from advanced nations too. The big picture is that with an additional one billion cars on the road, demand for oil would grow over 100pc to almost 200 million barrels per day. Global demand for energy would rise by a similar ratio, doubling the amount of carbon in the atmosphere to more than three and a half times the amount climate change scientists think would keep temperatures at safe levels.

It scarcely needs saying that regardless of the environmental consequences, energy industries would be unable to meet demand. We may or may not already be perilously close to peak oil as the point at which the difficulty of extracting oil becomes the contstraint on supplies but nobody believes the industry could produce double what it does at the moment, however clever it becomes in tapping previously uncommercial or inaccessible reserves. Also when peak oil occurs debends on whether you believe the oil producing nations who say there is plenty because it is in their interests to discourage development of replacements, or geologists working for exploration firms many of whom say there is less that we have been told.

If something cant happen, then it wont, so is all that forecast growth in the developing world just a question of wishful thinking that will soon be dashed by the constraints of finite energy? Not necessarily, says the HSBC team. The world can still supply a high growth maket, but only if there is a collective change in behaviour, including much greater energy efficiency, a big change in the energy mix, and urgent development of realistic new technologies such as tidal, marine current or run of river generating schemes.

The world looks to the the USA where per capita use of oil is far higher than anywhere else in the world. If this consumption were reduced to European levels, (perfectly possible without damage to living standards), it would remove a demand source equal to Saudi Arabias entire current output of oil.

It ought then to be possible to accommodate the rise of China and other emerging markets without exhausting resources. But its going to require massive collective will, and that requires a type of leadership US voters and others around the world have been unwilling to contemplate in the past few decades. The next President would have to be charismatic enough to convince Americans the sacrifices are worth making and have enough nous to tell the crackpot scientists where to shove their crazy schemes.

Rising energy prices will naturally lead to greater efficiency and slower growth in use, but it may well require something altogether more traumatic to bring nations to their senses and galvanise the necessary collective change in behaviour. The first step is to focus attention on the real problem by sidelining the pusillanimous poltroons whose irrational fear of carbon dioxide is diverting effort from the real problems We are approaching an era when energy will have to be rationed. This can either be done in a peaceful manner, or we can carry on as we are, in which case it is all too likely to end up being resolved by conflict.

Bank of England Still Cool On Raising Interest Rates
Bank of England policymakers voted 6 to 3 in favour of keeping rates on hold at a record low of 0.5% this month, minutes of March's Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting show.

Hawks Spencer Dale, Martin Weale and Andrew Sentance were unable to win other members over to their side.There have been some calls for a rise with the Consumer Prices Index showing an annual rate of 4.4% in February. And the Bank has now warned that inflation could now exceed 5%

The borrow and spend merchants still have the upper hand then. Wave goodbye to your savings and pensions.

Tories Pose With Golliwogs Two prospective Tory councillors quit the party after posting a picture of themselves posing with golliwog toy on Facebook to "provoke a political correctness debate". Bill and Star Etheridge, a married couple from Dudley, West Midlands, resigned after they were suspended following a complaint about the picture, which the Tories said "might bring the party into disrepute". The couple, who are members of the Campaign Against Political Correctness, claim to have posted the picture to promote a "healthy debate". Mr Etheridge, 41, said: "We both thought that the Conservative Party would have had bigger issues to be worrying about at the moment. I think it's much better to discuss and debate issues of political correctness like golliwogs than to let them fester." Mr Etheridge has since joined the United Kingdom Independence Party, and will stand against the Tories in the May council elections *********************************** Fear and Panic Goes Nuclear
The response to the ongoing problems at the Fukushima nuclear reactor in Japan confirms that catastrophists have colonised the debate about nuclear power. Both those who oppose nuclear and those who support it are driven more by an irrational politics of panic than by anything resembling a cool, human-centred commitment to progress. On one side,

There Is No Official Inflation Rate
In December we had the wrong type of snow. Now it's the wrong type of inflation, with the chancellor blaming bad borrowing figures on the type of price rises now hitting the UK economy. For consumers that all raises a basic question: what does it mean to say there's more than one type of inflation, and is this type good or a bad for my household bills? The answer depends on your income. Let's start with the headline inflation story. CPI inflation rose from 4% in January to 4.4% in February. That means prices have now been rising at more than one percentage point above the government's official target of 2% for 15 consecutive months. For policymakers it all feels like a rather tight squeeze. At one level, the combination of weak growth and above-target inflation presents the Bank of England's monetary policy committeewith an increasingly unenviable interest rate conundrum; at another, the current price rises increase the costs associated with pension and benefit up-rating and make spending cuts even deeper in real terms.

Also have a look at this analysis of the nuclear power scare in Japan, written by Xavier Connolly.
The Nuclear Accident And The Elimination Of Risk
In the wake of the world's worst nuclear accident at Fukushima, Japan; the pusillanimous poltroons of the international fear and panic industry, aka the green movement and the progressive left, are once again demanding that all risk nbe elimiated from human life. And if that means no nuclear electricity, no energy from oil or coal and no light when the sun doesn't shine or the wind doesn't blow - well they haven't though thst through yet.


22 March 2011
The failings of education, thoughts on world water day and the multipe environmental crises that are disrupting the world and an analysis of the lastest leap in the rate of inflation today. [an error occurred while processing this directive]

21 March 2011
Libya dominates our news today. The Nuclear crisis in Japan is still dominating the mainstream media but The Daily Stirrer focuses on the things most likely to affect our readers lives. And an oil crisis, which looks increasingly likely as the unrest in the Arab world look set to spread to Saudi Arabia, will hit us a lot harder than a reactor core meltdown in Japan.

Gadaffi Compound Hit By Air Strike - The Daily Telegraph

Gadsaffi Not The Main Target Say Military Chiefs - The Guardian

Crude Oil Prices Leap After Libya Air Strikes
Oil prices rose sharply on when msarkets in the west opened on Monday morning. Air strikes on Colonel Gaddafi's military sites in Libya and news of increasing unrest from Bahrain and Saudi Arabia have increased fears of a supply disruption.

Brent crude futures for May delivery leapt $2.21 to $116.14 at noon as Gadaffi vowed to repel attacks of the UN-mandated coalition which has been using missiles and warplanes against military installations. The Libyan leader responded by threatening: We will not leave our oil to America or France or Britain or the enemy Christian states. We will fight for every inch of our land and liberate every inch of it. His words were interpreted as a threat that Libyan forces may sabotage oil wells and strorage facilities. Some traders worry that if facing defeat, Gaddafi might lash out in a last stand that disrupts regional tanker traffic in and out of Libya's oil ports.

The Markets have also been concerned that a crackdown on Shi'ite protesters in Bahrain by the nation's Sunni rulers could trigger sectarian violence in major oil producing areas of Saudi Arabia and Iran as tensions between Sunni and Shiite Muslims increase.

Iran, a non-Arab state with a Shi'ite theocracy in power has attacked the use of violence in Bahrain, where Sunni-controlled Saudi Arabia has sent troops to help crush protests among the Shi'ite minority.

Bahrain is less than 100 kms distant from the main centre of the Saudi oil industry at Dhahran. This region on the Saudi Gulf coast includes the world's largest oil fields, oil terminals and refineries. If it all kicks off there petrol prices at the pump will be a minor problem for the west compared to the impact on commerce and industry.

"The demonstrations in Bahrain are a potential threat to Saudi Arabia," said Thorbjorn Bak Jensen, oil market analyst at Global Risk Management. The deteriorating situation in North Africa and the Middle East prompted investment bank UBS to increase its Brent crude forecast for this year and next.

Saudi Intervention In Bahrain Will Fuel Sectarianism

Obama's Failure; Of Leadership, Humanity And Americanness.

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First Libya. next Syrian then The World for The Emperor Obama?
Led by The All Conquering Emperor Obama, jingoistic calls for military invervention are gaining volume if not support. Well OK we know the great peacemaker hopes a middle east war will save his Presidency as Iraq saved Bush's but just as more than half of Libyans supported Gadaffi so, according to polls conducted by western firms, more than half of all Syrians support Assad. The only justification for war then is Obama's need to inflate his ego.

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Flight Tax Increase Ditched
Chancellor George Osborne has abandoned plans to increase air passenger duty in this week's Budget .

The Chancellor will announce that the measure could save families up to 40 when they fly on a holiday. Under plans introduced by the Labour government the Treasury was to bring in the tax increase next month.

Airlines and passenger groups welcomed the news at a time when spiralling oil prices are putting a huge strain on finances and the effects of global economic instability are hitting both business and leisure travel.

Under the Labour plans a family of four would have faced a 351.90 tax on a long-haul holiday, an increase of 11.90.

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18 March 2011

Japanese Crisis Causes Panic In Financial Markets
The US, Europe, Japan and the UK are jointly intervening in currency markets for the first time since 2000, on fears a crippled Japanese economy, on top of the political upheaval in the Middle East, could combine to derail the global recovery.

The news of the intervention came very early this morning after a hastily assembled telephone conference of finance ministers and central bankers from the Group of Seven Industralised nations. Currency traders in Tokyo and Singapore immediately began selling yen, which had surged to a record high against the dollar in the days after the earthquake. The dollar rose to 81.82 yen after the intervention announcement. It had traded at 78.97 yen on Thursday afternoon after earlier hitting 76.53 yen an all time low for the dollar and a record high for the yen. Britain said on Friday that the Bank of England had been selling yen as part of the co-ordinated G7 action. Given the importance of major exporters such as Sony, Honda and Toyota to the Japanese economy, there was a concern that a stronger currency will inflict yet more damage on the country's economy. The Nikkei 225 took comfort from the decision, rising 2.7pc, in a moved mirrored across Asian stock markets and in London where the FTSE 100 opened up 0.5pc. Oil Price Jumps As Military Intervention In Libya Looms
Oil prices have jumped on fears that escalating tensions in the Middle East could hit supplies as Western forces prepared to bomb the Libyan regime after the UN backed international military action.

The threads in the international crisis are starting to join together.

Gadaffi warns he will attack civil airliners

UN approves no fly zone


17 March 2011

The Japanese nuclear meltdown continues to push all other news to one side. We have not even seen much written about the most recent rise in unemployment. The escalating Libyan Civil War and brewing croses elsewhere are all pointing to a very rough time ahead over the next few months. We already face an oil price shock, nuclear power having breifly looked like a contender again is now tetering on the edge of the abyss one more while wind and solar continue to surprise us only by being even less practical that even the most sceptical voices predicted.

There is one bright not however. Development of tidal and marine current generating schemes are living up to their promise and developments are forging ahead.

World Energy Crunch As Oil And Nuclear Go Into Crisis

The worsening crisis for global energy supplies could hardly have come at a worse moment. The epicentre of the world's oil supply is disturbingly close to its insurrection as civil conflict spreads throughout the Gulf States and around the Arab nations thet border the eastern Mediterranea.

Nuclear Power had begun to look like a realistic prospect again as sustainables like wind and solar were found wanting but now the nuclear industry faces an existential crisis due to the idiocy of the Japanese engineeers and scientists who approved the building of the nation's biggest nuclear plant close to a highly unstable geological fault.

Nuclear is still the most realistic option for meeting a developed nation's enormous appetite for energy but will face hysterical opposition from the pusillanimous poltroons who manufactured so much fear and panic about carbon driven global warming. Libya's civil war has reduced the global supply of crude oil by 1 million barrels per day (bpd), eroding Opec's spare capacity to a wafer-thin margin of 2m bpd, if Goldman Sachs figures can be believed. Events in the Gulf have taken on an even worse aspect after Saudi Arabia sent military forces into Bahrain to help the Sunni monarchy suppress the rebellion of largely Shi'ite dissenters, risking a showdown with the other contender for the title Arab regional superpower Iran. Russia's finance minister Alexei Kudrin warned on Wednesday that the coincidence of events in Japan and the Middle East could push the price of oil in the spot markets to $200 a barrelwhich would snuff out global recovery. While there has been no reduction in oil output from the Gulf so far, the crackdown on protesters in Manama on Wednesday left four people dead and risks inflaming the volatile sectarian politics of the region. The assault on of protesters at the Pearl roundabout had echoes of China's Tiananmen massacre. The risk group Exclusive Analysis said such heavy-handed methods may give Iran an excuse to launch a proxy war by arming insurgents. Since the theocratic revolution of 1979 ousted The Shah there had been little love lot between Saudi Arabia and its predominantly Shi'ite neighbour across the water. The trouble in Bahrain could rapidly cross the border, fuelling Shia resentment of the Sunni supremacy in Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province. Any threat to Saudi control over the 5m bpd Ghawar oil field nearby would really see big trouble kicking off. Oil prices have fallen from a peak of almost $120 a barrel over recent days but it may not be long before the effect of the nuclear crisis in Japan and Germany's decision to shut down seven of its oldest reactors starts to spill over into oil and gas markets. The shutdown of 11 reactors in Japan has cut 10 gigawatts (GW) of power, forcing the country to seek supplies of other fuels to keep its economy going. "We think they will need an extra 200,000 bpd of fuel oil and light crude, as well liquefied natural gas," said Eduardo Lopez from the International Energy Agency. The Fukushima reactors are write-offs. Japan's local authorities are unlikely to permit other reactors to reopen for a long time. The closure of seven German pre-1980 reactors will cut energy supply by a further 6.2 GW, according to Daniel Brebner at Deutsche Bank. Where Japan goes from here is anybody's guess. Germany will have to cover its shortfall by importing more gas and thermal coal, playing havoc with CO2 greenhouse targets and ausing another rift in the European Union.. Radiation Fears Spread Across Asia
Japan Begins Water Drop To Cool Stricken Reactor
World's Largest Tidal Turbine System For Scotland

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Oil Shale Salvation
Recent discoveries of huge gas and oil bearing shale deposits in the USA, CAnada, Russia and under Britain's territorial waters as well as off the Falkland Islands and in the Antarctic are raising false hope of an early end to the energy crisis and food price inflation. What is the reality of these new oil and gas reserves, do they really offer the economies of the developed world salvation and a return to business as usual.

Coal Fired Power Stations Win ReprieveIn what looks like a u-turn on green energy policy the coalition government have abandoned plans to support and subsidiese operators of sustainable energy generating plants. While environment activists and green campaigners are calling this a betrayal the case may well be that in the harsh reality of governing claims made by green energy firms look totally unrealistic ...
How Our Creature Comforts Are Baking The World
As the arguments rage on between the Climate Science Wankers lobby and the sceptis, realists and out and out deniers we observe that still nobody who gets media coverage, nobody who is talking sense about climate chaos, carbon based fuels, deforestation or over population is really being heard. Quite simply there are too many of us and we want too much. Who needs science or politics to understand that?

The Futility Of Wind Farms.In some ways the Conservative / Liberal Democrat coalition has made quite a good start in government. One area they are set to fail badly however is energy. Driven by politically correct thinking the coalition are set to follow Labour down the road that goes through wind power and eventually leads nowhere. Wind turbines look fine on paper. If they generate at their optimum output for 365 days a year the contribution to energy needs looks like a viable business proposition. The problem is due to the limitations of the technology and the vagaries of the weather wind farms are doing well if they operate at a quarter of their potential output.
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Germany's Wind Farm Policy Looks Like Hot Air
The promise was clear and the path leading to an ambitious goal well defined. The German power industry planned to install wind turbines with a capacity of about 10 gigawatts off Germany's North and Baltic Sea coasts by 2020 [ ... ] This is three times as much as the price of electricity on spot markets, and more than twice as much as the operators of windfarms on land receive for .


UKIP Man Confronts EU Leaders On Libya
There was a delicious moment in the chamber just now. Herman Van Rompuy made a sonorous statement to the effect that Muammar Gaddafi was a frightful chap who really ought to stand down. Then Nigel Farage stood up and brandished an excruciating photograph, taken as recently as four months ago, of the two unelected leaders


Why Are We Still Obsessed With The Third Reich by Guy Walters

Its long been a truism of publishing that putting a swastika on the front of a book will guarantee healthy sales. (Yes, yes, or indeed a healthy readership for a blog post.) I have direct experience of this, as most of the books I write feature swastikas, or eagles, or similar pieces of Third Reich


Jobs Are Not Enough - Quality Of Work Counts Too
The coalition's emphasis on 'creating jobs' fails to take into account whether they will actually improve quality of life says another leftie trying to blame the Coalition for the fact that Labour destroyed millions of real jobs and replace them with candy - floss jobs in the public sector or work involving telephone sales cold - calling...

Once again we see the terrible price that must be paid for trying to make humanity redundant.

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16 March 2011

Once again the news is dominated by the unfolding nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Nuclear Power complex in Japan. The site withstood last week's earthquake but the power supply from Japan's national electricity grid was knocked out thus the electricity needed to drive the reactors' essential cooling systems was no available.

Water in the cooling system began to become superheated and under extreme pressure a reaction with zirconium present in the reactor core walls caused the water to separate into oxygen and hydrogen.

For reasons as yet unclear no backup power supply was available to run the cooling systems.

As the greens and Warmageddonists are citing this as a reason we should abandon plans to build new nuclear power stations I have to say, speaking from personal experience of working on computer systems for the nuclear industry that no British nuclear installations lack this essential component.

Midsomer Murdered by Multiculturalist Lefties

The liberal social engineers who run the media in this country had a fit when they read in their Radio Times this week that a little corner of popular culture has been secretly defying their diktats. The culprit: Midsomer Murders, the ITV detective drama loved by six million viewers (including David Cameron). The crime: for 14 years the programme has used an all-white cast to portray an all-white English village. In his defence, Brian True-May, the creator of Midsomer Murders now suspended, needless to say argued that the series depicts English village life as it is, rather than it ought to be. But in an industry that jealously guards its right-on image, this is tantamount to sticking two fingers up at the bosses. True-May doesnt seem to understand that it is up to the media to create a version of rural life that matches their worldview. Television producers act like the West London councillors who in the 70s forcibly relocated ethnic minorities to the council estate in ...

Hard Times For Publishers As EU Sides With Amazon
On Tuesday 1 March, several publishing offices in Europe were raided by inspectors from the European Commission. "They burst in like cowboys" said Francis Esmnard, the president of French publisher Albin Michel, to journalists at 01net, even if "they were only going to find legal contracts". Elsewhere, they seized smart phones and ...

15 March 2011

Foreign news fills the press, radio and television again today with the earthquake / tsunami catastrophe in Japan and the civil war in Libya heading most news programmes and poublications.

The situation in Japan lookes increasingly desperate. With the east coast of the main island devastated by earthquake and tsunami the situation in the country's biggest nuclear power plant continues to deteriorate. Due to power for the reactor cores' cooling systems being knocked out by the quake and there being no backup power system available the reactors have overheated and there have been explosions.

Now there is a major risk of high level radiation and nuclear waste contaminating the surrounding area.

from The Daily Telegraph: Japan Nuclear Crisis: Radiation Reaches Harmful Levels
The hotel's fire alarm went off. A receptionist banged on my door. "Very sorry," he said. "You have to leave now. There is an emergency. You have to leave right now."

At the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the problems for engineers fighting to prevent a serious meltdown had just doubled and, by the end of the day, were set to treble. A huge explosion had taken place at a second reactor, two days after the first one set the whole country on edge. A third reactor appeared to be heading the same way, with its cooling system failing and its nuclear fuel rods partly exposed.

The pusillanimous poltroons of the global warming industry, having lost the argument on caron driven global warming, have leaped on this and claimed it proves we are mad to ignore the scientists and press ahead with new nuclear plants. They claim the only way forward is to cover the landscape in windmills and mirrors so we can all sit in the dark, shivering as we eat cold beans or rice pudding from the can when night falls and the wind does not blow.

In fact the nuclear aspect of the disaster in Japan shows the folly of listening to scientists. Only an idiot would recommend building a nuclear power station so close to a highly unstable fault line.

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Libya Crisis Deepens

After the initial successes of the rebels the advantage seems to be swinging back towards the tyrant Gadaffi as he orders the army and air force to attack his people.

Meanwhile as European leaders push for intervention on humanitarian grounds, the third world dominatred United Nations appear to have washed their hands of the problem and the Poseur - in Chief, Barack Obama sits in the White House 'sipping on a slurpee' to borrow his own phrasebused to escribe useless fuckers who when faced with a crisis pretend its nothing to do with them..

Keep up to date with events in Libya by following either of those links.

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The Internet Is So Over
Oliver Burkeman went to Texas to the South by Southwest festival of film, music and technology, in search of the next big idea. After three days he found it: the boundary between 'real life' and 'online' has disappeared

This is a truly frightening article. Although it does not discuss how we are being enslaved by technology it does show this is happening as the line between reality and the virtual reality of the internet become increasingly blurred.

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We are always as dubious about archaeologists claims to have found 'proof' of ancient legends as we are about scientists claims to have made world changing advances. Archaeology is a science of course and it seems the practicioners are as prone to hysterial as physicists or medical researchers.

Atlantis Found In The Spanish Wetlands
The film, Finding Atlantis, was screened by the National Geographic Channel in the US on Sunday and fronted by Professor Richard Freund, from Hartford University in Connecticut.

Professor Freund explained how he led a pursuit to find the lost civilisation, believed by many to be an ancient Greek myth, by using deep-ground radar, digital mapping and satellite imagery.

"I think we found the best candidate for what was the beginnings of civilisation ... one of the largest and most ancient cities at the bottom of a huge marsh."

He contends that Atlantis, described by Plato in 360BC, in Spain's Donaa National Park, north of Cadiz, and was wiped out by a giant tsunami. Plato wrote it had been destroyed by a natural disaster in 9,000BC.

The Dalily Stirrer brings you this story to show once more the folly of listening to scientists. Forget their spurious claims to be open minded folk engaged in an everlasting quest for the truth. In reality they are shallow, prone to hysterian, zealots in defending their quasi - religious discipline and engageed in an everlasting phishing expedition for research grants.

Well if you can persuade government ministers and corporate PR managers to fund a life of intellectual wanking it beats doing a proper job I suppose.

There is absolutely no evidence that the neolithic settlement is anything to do with the legend of Atlantis. All the Atlantean myths and legends relate to an island continent, not a syone age settlement in the middle of a pissant swamp.

I hope there is no suggestion that the EU should fund this ridiculous project. North European taxpayers have enough ontheir plated bailing out the PIIGS and other basket case economies.

Guess Which Policy The IMF Will Go For
conference exposes a clear choice: who pays for this crisis workers by unemployment or banks through inflation? The IMF is still promoting the policy of 'internal devaluation' for troubled economies like Ireland, Portugal, Greece and Spain.

Germany In Headless Chicken Mode About Japan Nulclear Crisis.

By David Hughes, The Daily Telegraph
Want to know what a headless chicken looks like? This snap has just dropped on the BBC: Germanys Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle says that what we are witnessing in Japan is an apocalypse. He says the international community must do everything it can to help Japan and adds it may shift Europes approach to nuclear power:

Midsome Race Crimes Cristina Odone, Daily Telegraph
The liberal social engineers who run the media in this country had a fit when they read in their Radio Times this week that a little corner of popular culture has been secretly defying their diktats. The culprit: Midsomer Murders, the ITV detective drama loved by six million viewers (including David Cameron). The crime: for
also English Villages Not Racist

Uganda's Disease Hit Banana Crop Will Not Be Saved By GM Science
Your report states: "A plant disease has led to devastating crop losses. GM could be the only answer" (A nation's staple is under threat but can science save Uganda's bananas?, 9 March). Readers with long memories will recall that the promise of the GM industry to save banana crops has been around for ages (at least since 2001), without any evidence to back it up so far. Despite vast amounts of time and money put into research, and PR invested in its promotion, GM has failed to deliver ...

Compound interest could double cost of student loans
By Ian Cowie, The Daily Telegraph
Compound interest may mean graduates who fail to repay Student Loans Company (SLC) debts promptly could end up paying twice as much as they orginally borrowed, accountants calculate. Even on the easy terms offered by the SLC, interest which is allowed to accumulate on interest over long periods of time can produce startling effects. Graduates who

14 March 2011

Stories today on European sovereignty in the wake of the Euro crisis and some views on the Japanese earthquake and attempts by the Warmageddonist cult to try to blame it on climate change. At home, where we hope to be spared the worst of the fallout from the collapse of the single currency, we look at the Liberal Democrats rebellion on the planned reforms in the NHS.

Germany Forces Sovereignty Concessions From Small States To Save The Euro The Iron Chancellor of Germany could not have been clearer. Whoever wants credit must fulfill our conditions. These conditions are capitulation by three vulnerable states on core policies, and partial loss of sovereignty for the rest of the eurozone. The move represents a giant leap towards the establishment of a federal Europe or the dreaded single nation solution. For Greece, the terms are the sale of 50bn (43.2bn) of government assets within four years, a tenfold increase from the original 5bn that premier George Papandreou thought he signed up to a year ago. When this was first mooted by the IMF last month Mr. Papandreou told the EU bankers not to "meddle in the internal matters of the country. In return for easing Greece's financial problems, Chancellor Merkel agreed to reduce the penal interest rate on the EU - held portion of Greeces 110bn loan package by 100 basis points (still penal), and stretch the maturity to 7.5 years ... read full post Sovereignty Concessions From Small States To Save The Euro

RELATED POSTS: Bank's 1.6 trillion exposure to Eurozone sovereign debtThe total exposure of foreign banks to the struggling quartet of Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Spain tops $2.5 trillion (1.6 trillion) once all forms or risk are included, according to the latest data from the Bank for International Settlements.
On an "ultimate risk" basis that includes the potential loss on derivatives and credit guarantees of different kinds, the figure rises to $2.51trillion as of September 2010, well above the headline figure of $1.76 trillion in cross-border loans. The sheer scale highlights the systemic dangers if the EU fails to stabilize the debt crisis.
by Ambrose Evans Pritchard, The Daily Telegraph
King Calls For Action On Global ImbalancesMervyn King the Governor of the Bank of England has called for governments around the world to strike a "grand bargain" on global imbalances in trade to avert a lunge towards protectionism that threatens global recovery.
Euro Crisis Deepens As Spain Debt DowngradedJust a day after we reported a lowering of Portugal's credit rating and on the eve of a crucial summit of European Monetary Union (EMU) leaders to negotiate a "grand deal" intended to formulate an acceptable solution for the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis and end speculation that the ...

EU Bond Crisis WorsensPolitical paralysis in Brussels and monetary tightening by the European Central Bank has set off a fresh spasm of the eurozone bond crisis, pushing spreads on Portuguese, Irish and Greek bonds to post-EMU records.
Petrol Hits 6 a Gallon At The PumpThe price of petrol at the pump has hit 6 a gallon for the first time, as unrest in North Africa and the Middle East sends up the price of driving in Britain. by Profanicus Maximus


Liberal Democrats Force NHS Rethink
The coalition government's health service shakeup faceed radical changes after the Liberal Democrat delegtes at their spring conference in Sheffield forced the party leadership to surrender to a grassroots revolt driven by fears about privatisation by stealth and an undue emphasis on market forces and competition in the service. Bizarrely, though this has been am aim of the Conservatives since the days of Margaret Thatcher's war on the poor, David Cameron's party was much closer to the the path laid by New Labour. The Lib Dem's who wrere foremost in forcing the retreat were the ones who last year had been in favour of a coalition with the Labour Party to keep the spendthrift authoritarians of the Blair / Brown era in powrer. The Lib Dems voted almost unanimously to give councillors a central role in GP commissioning and in scrutinising foundation trusts. They called for a ban on all cherry-picking by private companies offering treatment services. Here we see the Lib Dems, though a useful brake on Conservative free market looniness are too naive to govern. Local councillors are not even qualified to scrutinize the petty cash account. David Cameron will hold talks this week with his deputy, Nick Clegg, to decide whether the rebellion provides an opportunity to make changes to an increasingly unpopular health and social care bill that has become a threat toi the stability of the coalition.

As it stands the bill will hand 80bn to new GP commissioning boards and will allow any willing provider to compete to provide services. The health secretary, Andrew Lansley said on BBC1's Politics Show: "We've already made changes. We are not sitting there thinking we must know the answers and nothing can change. If we can clarify and amend in order to reassure people, then we will do so." He claimed the bill already prevented private sector medical service providers cherry-picking the most profitable treatments. Coalition ministers are expected to shrink from a rebellion at the bill's report stage in the Commons or in the Lords, where the medical profession is a strong lobby and very influential within the Labour ranks. Opposition at that stage could rip the bill apart. The vote in Sheffield will free previously loyal Lib Dem MPs to voice opposition inside the parliamentary party rather than in a more public forum. Key party members stressed the point that their rebellion has split the coalition partners and pointed out many Conservatives were also uneasy about the reforms. Faced with defeat in Saturday's vote, the Lib Dem leadership accepted amendments proposed by Baroness Shirley Williams and the former MP Evan Harris, and promised to take the critical messages back to government.


Germany Needs To Resist The Poison Of Unification
by Hans Olaf Henkel

The only EU competition is a race to take the most. We should break away from the free-spending southern eurozone states
In Germany, we already have a homegrown example of the absurdities an EU bailout fund can bestow. Under the "fiscal equalisation" system that exists between Germany's states, if Berlin, for instance, spends 1, it receives 97 cents back from the less fortunate states. However, if Bavaria saves 1, it must give 97 cents of it to other states. This has the same consequence for both: saving doesn't pay.
Berlin's mayor, Klaus Wowereit, has recently demonstrated the absurdity of this system. He decided Berliners were to be offered free kindergarten places, which makes parents in Berlin happy and more likely to vote for his party. Not so happy are those who have to stump up the millions to pay for it the taxpayers in the other donor states who not only have to pay for their own kindergartens, but also those in Berlin
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The Terrors Of The Earth Are Not Our Fault
Why do we insist on blaming ourselves for natural disasters like the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, asks Boris Johnson. On Friday morning, a caller rang a London radio station to discuss the lessons of the Japanese earthquake, and said something both death-defyingly stupid and brilliantly illuminating. He knew why there had been a seismic event measuring 8.9 on the Richter scale, he said. It was because man was continually digging and drilling for oil, and our planet was angry at the intrusion. The Earth, in the view of this caller, was like some vast animal shrugging its pelt at an irritating flea-bite and mankind was that irritating flea.

That analysis is of course stupid, because there is no evidence whatever of a connection between the colossal movements of the Pacific tectonic plates and our feeble scrapings and probings for oil or any other minerals.
read full artice: The Terrors Of The Earth. RELATED : [Obama's Deepwater Horizon] ... [ Carbon Dioxide versus GM Food ]

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Did climate change cause the Japanese earthquake? By James Delingpole Environment No. But that hasnt stopped one or two unscrupulous environmentalists trying to make the spurious connection. Top prize for shamelessness goes to one Staffan Nilsson, president of an EU offshoot called the European Economic and Social Committee. The earthquake and tsunami will clearly have a severe impact on the economic and social activities of the region.


Nine in 10 homebuyers taking a gamble they cant afford to lose
By Ian Cowie Your Money More than two years after the Bank of England last raised interest rates, many homebuyers are betting the roof over their head that cheap mortgages are here to stay. Nine in 10 people currently arranging homeloans are opting for variable rate deals rather than fixed rate alternatives, according to Legal & General. Its not hard to see

Dead Men Risen by Toby Harnden

Im still not quite sure whether Franz Kafka or Monty Python wrote the script for what happened to my pulped book, Dead Men Risen: The Welsh Guards and the Real Story of Britains War in Afghanistan, now safely reprinted and on sale this week after very minor amendments. For those who havent heard, the Ministry of Defence

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11 March 2011

The Quake and Tsunami In Japan
This story is all over the internet and broadcast media news and will fill the papers for several days. There's nothing we can add except to offer our best wishes to those affected and hope the death toll is minimal. We would also wish that the world leaders manage to be a little more decisive in organising the support effort than they have been in responding to crises in EWgypt and Libya.

Spain downgrade sparks storm over rating agencies
Moody's has reignited the storm of controversy over the power of rating agencies after it downgraded Spain, and warned that the bank clean-up will cost vastly more than claimed.
also: EU Bond Crisis Worsens

US Warns Against Afghan Withdrawal
Robert Gates calls for on-going commitment from coalition countries as Pentagon set to withdraw as few as 2,000 troops. The Obama administration has begun to lower expectations of a significant withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan in July and warned European allies against pulling out their forces too soon.
Speaking at a meeting of the 48 countries contributing troops to Afghanistan, the US defence secretary, Robert Gates, expressed concern that some European countries were talking too much about leaving rather than finishing the job.

Saudi Police Open Fire On Protesters
Police in Saudi Arabia have opened fire at a rally in the country's east in an apparent escalation of efforts to stop planned protests. Government officials have warned they will take strong action if activists take to the streets after increasing calls for large protests around the oil-rich kingdom to press for democratic reforms. A witness in the city of Qatif said bullets and stun grenades were fired at several hundred protesters marching in the city streets on Thursday.
Middle east crisis

Ice Shets Melting Faster Than Expected
The vast ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica are melting faster than previously estimated and that melting is accelerating, according to a new report that verifies 18 years of melting via two independent techniques. Left unchecked, the extra water dumped into the oceans could push average global sea level six inches higher by 2050, the report finds.
Climate Change Index

The Land That Feminism Forgot Have you wondered what life would be like if feminism had never happened? If we were all housewives? If we were not required to live on our wits and our adrenaline, and were able to take up a hobby? If men were happy to step up to the mark and look after us? Am I talking about travelling back in time to see what life was like in the Fifties? No, it is much simpler than that. I am catching a flight to Amsterdam.
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Eat Marmalade On Cold Toast Says Scientist.
It's Friday so here's our Gobsmacking Scientific Discovery Of The Week Marmalade should be thin cut and eaten on cold toast. That is the finding of a leading academic, who has invested time, energy and his considerable brain power to ascertain the best method to enjoy the breakfast treat.
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Eurozone Blow As Spain's Credit Rating Is Lowered

Just a day after we reported a lowering of Portugal's credit rating and on the eve of a crucial summit of European Monetary Union (EMU) leaders to negotiate a "grand deal" intended to formulate an acceptable solution for the Eurozone sovereign debt crisis and end speculation that the single currency, the Euro, will have to be scrapped and member states return to their own currencies, the debt crisis took a new turn. Spain, a much larger economy than those currently affected was the latest Eurozone nation to have its AAA rating downgraded. Ratings agency Moody's cut Spain's credit by one notch to Aa2 and said Madrid's estimates of 20bn (17.2bn) of fresh capital needed to rebuild the banks and cajas (savings banks) is too low. "The overall cost is likely to be nearer 40bn to 50bn," rising to as much as 120bn in a "stressed scenario" Moody's reported. The downgrade raises fresh doubts over Spain's ability to stave off economic collapse as the bond spreads on Greek, Irish, and Portuguese debt hit post-EMU highs. The country has climbed out of the basket case category in recent months by slashing its twin deficits, and shaking up the labour market, but it remains vulnerable to shocks. Spanish premier Jose Luis Zapatero dismissed Moody's downgrade as insulting, insisting that the central bank, Banco de Espaa, alone had the "information, credibility, and truthfulness" to judge the needs of Spanish lenders. Well he would say that, wouldn't he. The central bank said on Thursday that 12 cajas (savings banks) and other banks must raise 15.2bn between them by September, led by Bankia (5.8bn), Novacaixagalicia (2.6bn), and Catalunyacaixa (1.7bn). Moody's praised Spain for its market reforms and said the nation's ability to service it's debts is not in doubt. The agency also warned of fresh "episodes of funding stress" (difficulties selling enough bonds to cover the government's public sector deficit. The government, regional juntas, and banks must together must raise or roll over 300bn of debt this year, a tall order in these difficult conditions without their having to accept demands from bond holders for higher interest rates. Spanish officials feel aggrieved that they are being singled out after taking the lead in Eurozone bank reform, going beyond Basel III requirements . Indeed, the European Central Bank even warned in its monthly bulletin that Spain is perhaps too "ambitious", creating the risk of a credit squeeze. The fact remains however that despite the Spanish actions the government is still facing a huge deficit between what it collects in revenue and what it spends to run the nation. For all the fury over Moody's, Spain undoubtedly faces an ordeal by fire as the ECB prepares to raise interest rates as soon April. Julian Callow from Barclays Capital said Spanish house prices are falling steeply after a lull late last year, with the Fotocasa index falling at 5.2pc rate. "Spain has suffered a series of negative shocks, with energy costs going up thanks to their foolish and irresponsible commitment to green power and no magic bail out package yet in sight from the EU. The ECB should not be rushing into monetary tightening at this moment, The more property prices fall, the more strain this puts on banks," he said. EU officials are playing down hopes of an EU deal on Friday. A draft "Pact for the Euro" an enhanced Stability Pact has been diluted down to meet the objections of several states and may not be enough to satisfy German, Dutch and Finnish demands for Teutonic rigour in managing finances. It still includes plans for a "debt-break" along German lines that is constitutionally "binding" on all states, as well as intrusive rules on pensions, collective-bargaining, labour costs, and wage indexation. The draft proposal will empower the European Commission to vet rules "before" they have been approved by national parliaments. This treads on sensitive toes at a time when resistance is growing to the push for Federalisation coming from the bureaucratic centre of Brussels. The power to tax, borrow, and spend is the essence of national sovereignty. While the proposal states that the "prerogatives of national parliaments" should be respected, it is far from clear how these can be reconciled with the fiscal independence member nations will demand. RELATED POSTS: EU Bond Crisis Worsens
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Ice sheets melting faster than previous estimates

by Xavier Connolly
We post this idiotic piece of scaremongering as yet another illustration of the dishonest tactics being used by those who are stipp pushing for carbon taxes and a cap and trade system of carbon allowances to enable billionaires like Al Gore, George Soros and Mauruice Strong to enslave us all and tighten their grip on the financial system of the free world.

From a news item released by NASA.

The vast ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica are melting faster than previously estimated and that melting is accelerating, according to a new report that verifies 18 years of melting via two independent techniques.

Left unchecked, the extra water dumped into the oceans could push average global sea level six inches higher by 2050, the report finds. That would mark the ice sheets - defined as expanses of deep, long-term ice larger than 20,000 square miles - as the largest contributors to sea level rise, outstripping melting from Earth's other frozen reservoirs, namely mountain glaciers.

The new estimate of ice sheet melting and subsequent rise in sea level comes from an international team led by scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. It outstrips more modest figures offered by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in 2007, the last time that international body published a comprehensive assessment of the ice sheets.

"It's going to be a concern for people in coastal areas," said Isabella Velicogna of JPL and the University of California, Irvine, a co-author of the report online at Geophysical Research Letters. "It looks like [the IPCC estimate] will easily be an underestimate of the sea level rise."

While six inches of additional sea height might sound small, the increase will distribute unevenly across the globe, Velicogna said, and have a disproportionate impact on low-lying countries such as Bangladesh.

"What impresses me is the fact that the independent data sets really match very well. This is a major point and major achievement," said Marco Tedesco, an ice sheet researcher at the City College of New York who was not involved in the study. "We knew that acceleration might occur over both ice sheets. The fact that they are coming out with numbers that are way bigger than the [melting of the] glaciers is very remarkable."

How do we know this is bullshit?

If you think back to one of your first science lessons in school, the teacher would have put some water in a beaker, dropped in two ice cubes, noted the volume of water and ice and talked about displacement while the ice cubes melted.

When the cubes melted the teacher would invite the class to look at the beaker and observe that the level of water had not risen. Floating ice as it melts will not increae the total volume of H2O (ice being solid H2O) by even the tiniest fraction.

Polar ice sheets are floating ice. Doe these cupid stunts who strut and swagger around thinking to impress us by telling us they are 'scientists' know nothing?

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10 March 2011

Petrol Hits 6 a Gallon At The Pump

by Profanicus Maximus

The price of petrol at the pump has hit 6 a gallon for the first time, as unrest in North Africa and the Middle East sends up the price of driving in Britain.
Average unleaded petrol prices climbed past the 132p a litre mark, the AA said. This is the equivalent of 6 a gallon and the latest sign that driving is becoming increasingly unaffordable. A number of cars now cost more than 100 to fill up a tank, while garages report that many people can only afford to fill up a half or even a quarter tank at a time.
Petrol Hits 6 a Gallon

This latest price hike is not the last of the bad news car owners and the poor fucks who run transport firms. They will be getting hit again and again as the atmosphere of unrest in Saudi Arabia intensifies. Oil Markets Braced For Saudi Trouble The biggest joke, if there can be any jokes in something which can only get more ballachingly painful is this whole crisis in the middle east worsens, as nation after nation rebels against unpopular, authoritarian, but pro - western regimes is that the people who will suffer the most are thouse who praised the imbeclic scablouse President Barack Hussein Obama following a speech in Egypt in which he said his government would not act to protect wester and American interests. In saying that he gave the all clear for all this crap to kick off.

Bammy thought in the wake of the rebellions he would be made President of the Workd by popular acclaim.

Those of us who don't go through life with our heads up our own arses knew that if our friends fell, though they are all nasty tyrants, the Islamist regimes that followed them would be a lot nastier.

Another group who we hope to see kicked in the bollocks as a result of this are the stupid lefties who are blaiming The Coalition for the price hikes and accusing them of not acting quickly enough to counter the increases. Will people need reminding that last time crude oil prices hit $120 a barrel those mooney grubbing, Soros - felching cunts Blair and Brown were happy to gather up the tax windfall.

It took a protest by lorry drivers that almost brought the country to a standstill to bring the New Labour Nazis to heel.


Social Cleansing At Olympics Site
Houseboat residents near the Olympic development site in east London are accusing British Waterways of an attempt at "social cleansing". They say proposed changes to rules for living on the canals before the 2012 Games could force hundreds of people from their water-based homes.

River Lea residents fear licence could rise from 600 to 7,000, but British Waterways says increase only option.

Profanicus has pointed out above that we are witnessing a attack attack of 'progressive left' hypocrisy over the fuel prise increases. As they were so incensed about China shifting poor people out of site for the Beijing Olympics we wonder if we will hear from them on this example of authoritarianism.

Don't hold your breath, Hackney, the metropolitan authority involved is one of the most left wing, collectivist, illegal immigrant friendly, gay and lesbian friendly, dole bludger friendly, muslim extremist loving, working white middle - class Briton hostile, do-as-we-say-not-as-we-do local authorities in the country.


Pubic Sector Pensions Reform Could Trigger Strikes

by John de Roe

Labour peer Lord Hutton sparked anger after recommending to ministers that public sector workers should be stripped of their final salary pensions and instead have schemes linked to average earnings, while paying more and working longer.
Unions representing council workers, NHS staff, civil servants and other public sector employees reacted with fury to the report and warned of co-ordinated industrial action.


Globalisation and agriculture industry exacerbating bee decline, says UN
A United Nations report says massing bees in huge hives to address 'colony collapse disorder' only helps pests and diseases breed.
Globalisation is killing bees, as bee pests and diseases are being passed swiftly around the world thanks to the opening up of trade, says a UN study. Attempts to industrialise pollination are making the problem even worse, the authors found.
Unexplained bee deaths have become an increasing issue around the world in the past five years, a phenomenon labelled "colony collapse disorder".

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EU Bond Crisis Worsens

Political paralysis in Brussels and monetary tightening by the European Central Bank has set off a fresh spasm of the eurozone bond crisis, pushing spreads on Portuguese, Irish and Greek bonds to post-EMU records.
Portugal edged closer to the brink yesterday, having to pay almost 6pc to raise two-year debt. The yield on 10-year bonds briefly surged to 7.8pc after the Chinese rating agency Dagong downgraded the country's debt to BBB+. "These levels of interest rates are not sustainable over time," said Carlos Costa Pina, secretary of the Portuguese Treasury, blaming the latest upset on the lack of a coherent EU debt strategy rather any failing by Portugal to deliver on austerity.

EU Bond Crisis Worsens
by John de Roe

Portugal edged closer to financial disaster yesterday, as a downgrade of the nation's credit rating resulted in the central bank having to pay almost 6pc to raise two-year debt. The yield on 10-year bonds briefly surged to 7.8pc as Chinese ratings agency Dagong downgraded the country's debt rating to BBB+.

"These levels of interest are not sustainable over time," said Carlos Costa Pina, chief of the Portuguese Treasury. He blamed the latest upset on the lack of a well formed EU debt strategy rather any failing by Portugal to deliver on austerity. This might caise some amusement in Germany, France, Holland and other more financially stable E.U. nations.

Mr Costa Pina rejected calls by economists in Portugal to seek an EU-IMF bail-out rather than prolonging the agony. "It is not justified. Portugal doesn't need external help, it needs urgent measures by the EU to restore market confidence," he said. In other words external help.

David Owen from Jefferies Fixed Income said last week's move by the European Central Bank to pre-announce rate rises had made obtaining finance more difficult and effectively doomed the country to bankruptcy.

"The ECB by its actions has made it inevitable that Portugal will need a bail-out. There are parallels with the actions of the Bundesbank during the ERM crisis in 1992," he said.

Mr Owen said the ECB is playing brinkmanship with EU leaders, pressuring them to come up with a solution to the debt crisis at a summit later this month. Spain is not yet safe from financial collapse, it has 2.5 trillion of combined household and company debt to refinance. Portugal and Spain are the two most immediately vulnerable European nations

There is little hope that Germany, Holland, and Finland, the strongest economies in the E.U. will agree to expand the scope of the bail-out fund (EFSF), by allowing it to buy the bonds of debtor states pre-emptively, or lend money to these countries so that they can buy back their own bonds in a "soft-restructuring". If anything, the mood is hardening in Germany where taxpoayers are fed up of being Europe's biggest charity givers. The regional Lnder have begun to demand a say over any EFSF deal and will not be happy if the Federal government by passes them. Hesse's justice minister Jrg-Uwe Hahn said he "categorically rejects" all moves to an EU 'Transferunion' debt pool, or fiscal fusion of the member nations. He is not alone among the federal states finance chiefs in this attitude.

The three blocs of Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition have written a paper instructing her to resist any concessions on a debt union. She has little leeway anyway since the long-awaited ruling of Germany's constitutional court on the legality of the EU rescue machinery hangs like a Sword of Damocles. As Chancellor in a very fragile coalition government Mrs. Merkel has been backed into a corner by the debt crisis.

"The EU will do too little, too late: the markets will dictate the solution," Louis Gargour from LNG Capital predicted when speaking at a Euromoney bond forum. He said Greece is already in the grip of an unstoppable debt spiral, spending 14.3pc of tax revenue on interest costs just to service its existing debts while the ever increasing deficit piles on more agony each month.

The Greek crisis is going to from bad to worse. Ten-year yields spiked to 12.78pc yesterday and unemployment jumped sharply to 14.8pc in December, a reminder that the social trauma of austerity has yet to fully hit Grekk voters.

Greece is undergoing the harshest fiscal squeeze ever tried by a modern Western economy, yet public debt will end above 150pc of GDP by 2013 even if the government can comply with EU-IMF terms. "We should default and return to the Drachma to punish foreign loan sharks who have bled us dry," said Avriani, a newspaper linked to the ruling PASOK party.

There was similar anger in Ireland yesterday where Socialist MP Joe Higgins denounced "the poisonous cocktail of austerity concocted by the witchdoctors in Brussels and in Frankfurt".

New Prime Minister Enda Kenny said Ireland was at "the darkest hour before the dawn." He has so far played down talk of a clash with Germany over the terms of Ireland's bail-out, but domestic politics may force him to default on the Irish debt if the EU refuses to yield.George Magnus of UBS said EU leaders are living in a "parallel universe", unable see that the EU debt crisis cannot be resolved without going to the root cause and recapitalising the banks. The only alternative would be to dissolve the European Monetary System and abandon the whole unification project.

"The US banks raised $200bn of common equity in six weeks and that proved to be a turning point. If the EU does that, the crisis goes away," he said.

Olli Rehn, the EU economics commissioner, has been pleading for a policy shift to lessen the burden on debt-stricken states, including a cut in the punitive interest cost imposed on Ireland.

However, EU leaders have the final say on the terms of the and eventually they must answer to their own angry voters. The eurozone remains a collection of sovereign states and voters in all nations are totally hostile to the European Superstate dreams of the Bureaucrats in Brussels.

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07 March 2011

The Daily Stirrer's Tabular format introduced las week was well received but needs a bit of polishing up. We will return to it in a few days.

UK Tax Policy Unfair On Families

by Ian R Thorpe

Middle class families in which one parent stays at home to look after the children pay more than a third extra in tax in Britain than those in other Western countries, a report in The Daily Telegraph has found.

UK Tax Policy Unfair On Families
Throughout the past three decades the wages and tax system have been skewed to make it difficult for a family with children to live comfortable on the earning of one psrtner while the other brings up the children. Tax breaks for married couples have been eroded while housing costs have put many couples off having children.

This attack on the family was begun by Margaret Thatcher's Conservative government as part of their war on the working class and continued after 1997 under Labour in their authoritarian push to make people more dependent on the state.

The Coalition should be onto this one. If they could redress the position they would no longer need to worry about unemployment as many people who are forced to do jobs they hate to keep the family afloat would siimply leave the employment market.

David Cameron was speaking at the Welsh Conservative Assembly yesterday. What he said will be welcomed by businesses. The question is, can he deliver?

David Cameron has pledged to confront the "enemies of enterprise" in Whitehall and town halls across the country, attacking what he called the "mad" bureaucracy that holds back entrepreneurs. The prime minister, who was criticised for failing to outline economic ...
Cameron Promises To Free Business From Red Tape

Bureaucratic stupidity and instransigence have hamstrung British business for a long time. The Public Service however is the natural home for control freaks and if David Cameron and his coalition do find the balls to take on Buggins and the bean counters they are up against a formidable opponent.

If Mr. Cameron can live up to his pledge to confront the "enemies of enterprise" in Whitehall and town halls around the country, attacking what he called the "mad" bureaucracy that holds back entrepreneurs he will be doing the nation a huge favour and securing his positioon as Prime Minister. It will mean taking on the dark forces of the New World Order and the thugs of the Politically CForrect Thought Police of course.

The prime minister took some flack for failing to propose economic growth plans after last year's autumn spending review, and has moved to recover lost ground by promising to place the promotion of enterprise at the heart of the Spring budget on 23 March.

In one of the strongest attacks by a serving prime minister on the civil service, Cameron yesterday made it clear that he shared the frustration of Tony Blair, who famously claimed in 1999 that he bore "scars on my back" from those resistant to change.

The prime minister, who said that enterprise was about morals as well as markets, listed three "enemies of enterprise' in a speech at the Conservative spring forum in Cardiff:

"The bureaucrats in government departments who concoct ridiculous rules and regulations that make life impossible, particularly for small firms."

"The town hall officials who take for ever with planning decisions that can be make or break for a business and the investment and jobs that go with it."

"The public sector procurement managers who think that the answer to everything is a big contract with a big business preferred supplier and who shut out millions of Britain's small- and medium-sized companies from a massive potential market."

The Premier said: "Every regulator, official and bureaucrat in government has got to understand that we cannot afford to keep loading costs on to business because frankly they cannot carry the burden any more. And if I have to pull these people into my office to argue this out myself and get them off the backs of business then believe me, I will do it."

The chancellor, George Osborne used his speech on Saturday to announce the creation of 10 enterprise zones and will unveil changes in the budget to give small- and medium- sized firms more opportunities to tender for government contracts.

"We're throwing open the bidding process to every single business in our country a massive boost for small businesses, because we want them to win at least a quarter of these deals," Cameron said.

The speech revealed the influence of Andrew Cooper, Downing Street's new director of strategy, who starts his new job on Monday. Cooper is said to be drawing up a vision for the future to show that the government has plans that go beyond deficit reduction.

The prime minister said he was positive about the future because Britain is the home of entrepreneurs. He then launched a strong defence of his recent trip to the middle east on which he was accompanied by 36 British business leaders, including eight from the defence and aerospace sector.

"I know some people are disdainful about selling Britain to the world," he told his audience."They see me loading up a plane with business people and think: 'That's not statesmanship, that's salesmanship'. I say this: attack all you want, but do you think the Germans and the French and the Americans are all sitting at home waiting for business to fall into their lap?"


The governments NHS reforms will return medical care to the standards of the 1930s and 40s, a leading doctor has warned. NHS Reforms ' Will Return Health Care To The 1930s'

Doesn't the plight of senior doctors make you weep. Did you know we, the public, their employers are so unreaonable in our expectations we expect them to get their arses in gear and do a few hours work a couple of times a week.

What they are afraid of is that in the 1930s and 40s Doctors were actually expected to examine patients, diagnose problems and define a plan for recovery rather than just attending meetings and signing repeat prescriptions.

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03 March 2011

TheYoung Must Hope For A Housing Crash


It Makes Sense To Hope For A Housing Crash
by John de Roe

The burden of student debts imposed on young people by a misguided education policy that has left the nation with a surfeit of media studies graduates and a shortage of practical skills is also having dire social consequences in other ways. The Labour government's student loan system which accompanied their insane push to get 50% of school leavers into ~University education is making it virtually impossible for many young people to even hope to earn sufficient to enable them to pay off student loan debts let alone think about buying a house. This trend could push the average age of first time buyers up to 44, according to mortgage provider Scottish Widows. Even if you suspect the insurer of alartmism because less saving is bad for its business -this forecast is deeply worrying not just for people relying on a recovery in the housing market but for the economy as a whole. While the Coalition Government emphasises that student loans will not need to be repaid until earnings exceed 21,000, anyone who believes these debts are any less debilitating for being deferrable is living in cloud cuckoo land. While the parents of todays students bought their first home at around age 27, the graduates of tomorrow will find that the Student Loans Company has first call on any savings they may accumulate. And, lest they forget who has first claim on their money before they even see it, HM Revenue & Customs will take it from their salary at source.. Will these young couples be able to think of starting their own families given the burgeoning cost of raising children? And, seeing as the government is always telling us to save fort retirement what will student debts do to people's hopes of building up a pension fund. Serious saving for retirement typically begins in early middle age, money paid into a scheme too early will be eroded by inflation, but graduates in future will be lucky to get started much before the age at which many of their parents retired. On top of that, due to rising life expectancy employers are washing their hands of pension provision and various Ponzi schemes run government are already reneging on promises and talking about raising retirement ages. If we are creating a generation of people who simply do not save it is clear that people who want to get onto the property ladder will not be able to make the commitment to saving at an early enough age to make paying off a mortgage a realistic proposition. It is not practical for people today to put aside huge amounts of money given their commitments and material expectations but even so it is vital for society that saving does not become a lost art. That may turn out to be a forlorn hope when economists as diverse as the Governor of the Bank of England and the Resolution Foundation report declining disposable wealth and the worst economic outlook for decades. The best survival strategy for students in future will be to avoid degree courses that do not offer a high probability of a lucrative career. They will face a much tougher employment market than any their parents faced after graduation. So who would blame young people for hoping the housing marker will collapse further from its current low. Only lower real prices in an inflation ravaged economy that will reduce in real terms the burden of debt can improve their prospects. It is a consummation devoutly to be wished. No wonder websites such as housepricecrash.co.uk are proving increasingly popular and are now, perhaps somewhat counter-intuitively you may think, supported by advertising from leading house builders. Free market solutions are unfashionable among many students who tend to be supporters of Labour and even further left parties on the ideological fringe. The market however may still offer their best hope of knowing the security of bricks and mortar so many of their parents benefitted from.

Millions Will Never Be Able To Save

by John de Roe

Four out of ten people in the age range from 45 to 54 have found themselves unable to save any money in a retirement fund because of the twin financial burdens of aged and infirm parents and young adult 'boomerang' children who have set out to make their own life and because of poor career prospects, housing costs and job insecurity have boomeranged back to the shelter provided by Mum and Dad. This age group is becoming known as the "sandwich generation". They are failing because of financial pressures to take advantage of tax breaks and make additional voluntarty contributions to their pension savings according to the an insurance industry Savings and Investment Report.

The 45 - n54 age bracket has the highest number of non-savers across the whole spectrum according to the report, an estimated 3.5 million people across Britain.

It is not just the middle aged who finding it difficult to save in the current economic climate however. Despite common preconceptions, it is not those on the lowest incomes that are struggling most to save, but people on middle incomes between 20,000 and 30,000.

A third of these middle income consumers are failing to save anything at all, in fact many are falling deeper into debt and of those that are saving, more than half are tucking away less than 5% of their salary. Rising living costs are cited as the reason that middle income earners are unable to live within budget and save money. The the added burden of recently withdrawn benefits has eaten into the surplus of many families with young children.

In the past year child tax credits have been cut and the situation will only worsen as child benefit is withdrawn for families with a higher rate tax payer even if the other parent receives a lower or no wage at all.

Ian McGowan, Head of Savings and Investments at Scottish Widows said: "It is unsurprising that the financial crisis has impacted upon people's savings behaviours, but the concern is that this has created a generation of people who simply do not save. It is vital that this new group of non-savers are made aware of the serious impact that this could have on their quality of life."

02 March 2011
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John Major Joins Supports Move For Military Intervention In Libya

As the uprising against the rule of Muammar (Mad Dog) Gadaffi looks increasingly likely to turn into full scale civil war and a humanitarian crisis former UK Prime Minister Sir John Major has joined current leader David Cameron and other European leaders in calling for military intervention to save the Libyan people from the irrational dictator's wrath as he desperately tries to delay his inevitable downfall. In a barely coherent interview Gaddafi has told western journalists his people would die to protect him. he also denied there has been any fighting in Tripoli. He claims his people love him and Al-Qaeda's 'drugs' which were responsible for the uprising are beginning to wear off. The American ambassador to the United Nations said Gaddafi is 'delusional' and not fit to lead his country. This, from the nation that has propped up Mad Dog's regime for decades shows just why American foreign policy is a mess. Has it taken them 40 years to understand Gaddafi is bonkers. As the situation in Libya worsens Major backed David Cameron and other Western leaders who as they consider ordering military action against the Gaddafi regime amid fears that the Libyan dictator could resort to using chemical weapons against his own people.The former Prime Minister told journalists he believes the option of military force should be available if Gaddafi refuses to step down and continues to order military attacks on his own people.He said that the use of military force should be a last resort and should only be used if supported by overwhelming international support through the United Nations. One voice that has remained silent throughout the Libyan uprising is that of U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama. Is this just typical Obama dithering or that he is too busy with his punishing schedule of cocaine parties and rent boys. Or might the fact that Obama had no problem supporting the rebellion against the largely secular government of Honsi Murbarak in Egypt but will only criticise Gadaffi in the most vague general terms be because Gadaffi is an Islamist. Either way it is fortunate the west has men like John Major to fill the gap created by the preening posing man who loves to style himself the leader of the free world not actually having much enthusiasm for the tasks and responsibilities of leadership.

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Shoppers Are Latest Victims Of Rip Off Britain

Shoppers Are Latest Victims Of Rip Off Britain

Supermarkets are ripping off British shoppers by ramping up food prices ahead of inflation, the investment bank UBS has warned in a new report. It is not long of course since the leading supermarkets faced a government inquiry into allegations that they were operating a cartel. According to the Swiss banking giant's figures commodity price inflation over the past few months would justify a 3pc-3.5pc increase in the price of processed foods but supermarkets have raised prices by 6pc-6.5%. Paul Donovan, an economist with UBS and co-author of the report, said: "The study suggests there may be a raising of margins in the supermarket secto. Prices are rising in excess of what is justifiable because of cost increases." The study suggests that such profiteering by supermarkets was adding up to 0.5 percentage points to the official consumer price index of inflation, which is currently running at 4pc. The research also revealed shoppers were noticing sharper rises in food prices than in other categories of consumer spending. According to the UBS figures, food prices in Britain are rising at an annual 4.9%, compared with 3.6% in Germany, a eurozone average of 1.8pc and a US increase of 1.5pc. Consumer experience reflected in opinion polls suggests the public perception is food prices are icrasing more quickly than any of these indices. The pound has ben weak in curency markets for some time and this is contributing to the higher-than-average UK increase, as 18pc of food consumed in the UK is imported, but the currency's weakness is helping exports and a recovery in manufacturing industry. The anomalous rate of inflation makes Britain the OECD country "most vulnerable" to political interference, Mr Donovan said when commenting on the report. While UK food prices are rising more rapidly than most other OECD economies' food prices, and have significantly outstripped food retailers' cost inflation it is the ordinary people who are bearing the brunt of the sacrifices involved in rebuilding the economy. The weakness of the coalition government's position will give oppposition Labour spokespeople whose party are responsible for running an unsustainable public sector deficit and failing to regulste the finance industry properly thus creating the financial crisis, the opportunity to blame the coalition for the hardship voters are enduring. It is to be hoped then that coalition ministers will act against supermarkets. The leading retailers ought to come under political and media scrutiny to cut prices over hpow much they collude in fixing prices. RELATED POSTS: Shoppers Are Latest Victims Of Rip Off Britain

UK Manufacturing Growth Maintains Record Progress

UK Manufacturing Growth Maintains Record Progress
The rapid recovery in British manufacturing industries held at its record level in February and factory costs rose little on theJanuary survey's level, suggesting inflationary pressures are continuing to build in the economy

The Markit/CIPS Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) stood at 61.5 in February, unchanged from a downwardly revised 61.5 in January. That was the highest since the survey began in January 1992 and above the forecast of 61. Signs of robust growth in manufacturing combined with rising manufacturing costs could strengthen the case for the Bank of England to raise interest rates sooner rather than later to relieve inflationary pressures. Consumer price inflation is running at double the official 2pc target and looks set to rise further, while interest rates have been at the insanely low rate of 0.5 percent since March 2009. "Input cost and output price inflationary pressures remain elevated, which may raise a further eyebrow amongst the members of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee," Rob Dobson, a senior economist at Markit said. The PMI's price index's growth was led by rising prices for raw materials such as cotton, energy and metals. Output prices rose for the 16th consecutive month in February with the steepest increases in chemicals, food and drink and timber. Tuesday's survey showed that employment in the manufacturing sector grew at a record pace in February. New orders in February eased slightly from a 16-year high in the previous month, although the reading was still among the highest in the survey's history. Overall good news for manufacturing but expect rough times ahead as unemployment will increae due to the cull of non - jobs in the public sector before the 'real jobs' sectors of manufacturing and commerce are able to take up all the slack

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EU Equality Laws End Cheaper Car Insurance For Women EU Equality Laws End Cheaper Car Insurance For Women
Women face higher costs for car insurance premiums following a decision by the EU to ban using gender-based pricing for financial products. Rises of up to 25% will hit women drivers while men will find payments they receive from their pension plans will decrease. The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg has ruled that using differences between men and women as a risk factor in setting premiums for car and medical insurance and pension schemes breaches EU rules on equality. This latest bureaucratic lunacy to emerge from the world's biggest insane asylum undermines the methodology traditionally used by insurers to determine premium and payment levels by using the law of probabilities. The Daily Stirrer has little time for the insurance firms, we have seen enough evidence to know they are as big, if not bigger a bunch of thieving scumbags as the banks. But FFS, the EU in the name of 'equality' are helping them steal from us. Taking the gender of the insured individual into account as a risk factor in insurance contracts constitutes discrimination, the court's ruling said in a statement. The verdict which will take effect from December 21 2012 (the day the world is due to end according to some) will force changes in the current standard insurance sector practice basing insurance rates on statistics about differing life expectancies or road accident records of the sexes. Women could face an increase of up to 25% in their car insurance premiums because of the judgement, while pension income for men could fall by between 5 and 10%. Men benefit from higher annuity rates as, statistically, they don't live as long as women. Experts criticised the ruling and said that that premium prices are likely to be volatile for the next few months as insurers monitor their new business and adjust their pricing in response to experience. Matt Morris, senior policy adviser, at LifeSearch said: This is a horrible mistake by the European Court. It is essential for insurers to use gender to calculate risk based on solid actuarial evidence and statistics. It is price differentiation, not discrimination, as it is not a decision that comes down to the whim of an individual. The consumer will now suffer. Prices will go up across the board as insurance companies try to build in the new risk. The idiocy of this politically correct ruling lies in the way it allows politically correct nonsense to override sound business practice. Gender associated differences are not based on prejudice or a desire to impose inequality but on the law of probability. Women pay less for car insurance because they are generally safer (not necessarily the same thing as better) drivers while men statistically die younger than women. Thus the insurers are better at ensuring equality, drivers pay not according to their wedding tackle but the risk they pose while pensioners returns are calculated to be the same overall at estimate time of death. Obviously if someone lives to 110 years old they do well out of their annuity provider but last time we looked longevity was not gender related. RELATED POSTS We All Lose In The Crazy EU Equality Drive
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28 February 2011

Doctors Too Quick To Prescribe Fever Medicines For Children

by Ed Butt

Once again we see the healthcare industry of which too many GPs, hospital doctors and medical researchers are part is more concerned with furthering the interests of their business partners the drug companies than with offering proper care to their patients.

Because of the numerous scare stories generated by the health cartel, the Swine Flu pandemic that never happened being the most recent, a culture of "fever phobia" has developed in the societies of developed nations. This often means parents too frequently demand medicines to bring down even quite slight temperatures, say the paediatricians, who warn that children often receive accidental overdoses as a result.

High body temperature is one of the body's ways of fighting an infection, according to a report published today by the American Academy of Pediatrics, so to bring it down artificially could actually prolong a child's illness.

Doctors also are too ready to prescribe medicines, known collectively as "antipyretics", and to advise parents to use them according to the report. The advice is the conclusion of a study the results of which indicated that children given paracetemol before age 15 months were more than twice as likely to develop asthma by their sixth birthday as those not given it.

Writing in a clinical report on fever and the use of paracetamol and ibuprofen in children, the report warns: "Combination therapy with acetaminophen [paracetamol] and ibuprofen may place infants and children at increased risk because of dosing errors and adverse outcomes, and these potential risks must be carefully considered."

Doctors are advised to begin "by helping parents understand that fever, in and of itself, is not known to endanger a generally healthy child. It should be emphasized that fever is not an illness but is, in fact, a physiological mechanism that has beneficial effects in fighting an infection." Fever slows the spread of bacteria and viruses, enhances white blood cell production, the report says, and "actually helps the body recover more quickly from viral infections".

Despite this it is reported that "Many parents administer antipyretics even though there is either minimal or no fever."

Half consider it to be a fever even if a child's temperature is not higher than 38C (101.4F), they report.

Rather than try to educate parents a lot of doctors are happy to advise then to give paracetamol and ibuprofen alternately - known as combination therapy - believing side effects are very rare and not dangerous.The report warns: "Unfortunately as many as one-half of parents administer incorrect doses.".

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Universities Should Not Be Asked To Repair Society

Universities are being asked to repair the problems of 18 years of upbringing and education by skewing admissions in favour of poorly performing pupils, according to a leading headmaster. How fucked is British society if universities, the breeding ground of political correctness, multiculturalism, the equal rights industry and so many other plagues that afflict modern society are being asked to sort out the problems they have worked so hard and so long to create.

To pressure uniservity admisions officers into making offers to students with lower grades from state schools is like forcing an engineer to improve the design of an aircraft after the plane has already crashed, Phillip Cottam will claim in a speech today. Mr. Cottam, the chairman of the Society of Headmasters and ...

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We Can't Even Shout At Louts In The Age Of Sensitivity

Melissa Kite in The Daily Telegraph
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/8351622/We-cant-even-shout-at-louts-in-this-new-age-of-sensitivity.html You know the drill. You've been holding the line for a call centre for half an hour, pressing buttons and selecting options and after a thousand petty frustrations you finally get through to a human voice and the dam bursts. You can't help it, you express your displeasure, and what does the voice on the other end say? "Stop shouting." Which only makes you more upset, and before long you are accused of something called "verbal abuse" and cut off. But it's not just the call centres that are wrapped in cotton wool. Oversensitivity is spreading to every area of our society. The other day a man pulled up alongside me as I was riding my horse and deliberately revved his engine. So I swore at him and this yob, who had been quite prepared to land me on my back in the road, got out of his car in order to declare himself offended. "How dare you swear at me," he said, in a pompous tone. Even more depressing, however, is the news that ...
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Big Banks Do Well Out Of Sleazy Little Acts Of Thievery
Europe's biggest bank, HSBC, said it had made a promising start to the year but despite the strong figures the shares fell 3pc

Analysts said the profits were about $1bn lower than expected and Stuart Gulliver, the chief executive, had cut the bank's long-term return on equity target to 12pc-15pc from 15pc-19pc.

Oh tough, it makes your heart bleed doesn't it? How do you think the banking giant made its profit? By stealing from us of course.

Financial advice helplines have been getting a lot of complaints that credit card bills paid by cash or cheque several days before the due date are consistently not being cleared until a day after they are due, thus the cardholder despite making every reasonable effort to pay the bill on time incurs a late payment penalty.

Sleazy little scams like thiis have become commonplace as the fucking crooks bankers try to recoup the stupendous amounts they lost gambling on toxic debt derivatives. Such brilliant businessmen are these warthog felching bloodsuckers financial wizards that such sleazy little acts of theivery are the only way they can think of to turn a profit on their crooked dealings. What they hope of course is we can all be bullied into giving them direct debiting rights on our accounts. Once that happens your wage or salary will be gone before you even soo your payslip. If the cosalition wants to give itself a chance of survival, the Conservatives want to remain in power or the Lib Dems simply want to survive they should reopen the National Girobank thus giving The Post Oiffice a lease of life and freeing us from having to deal with thieving scumbag sons of a pox whore's scablice Yes, it might oprn up new opportunities for robbers but as the great Woodie Guthrie once sang:

This wicked world we live in
Is full of thieving men
some will rob you with a shotgun
Others do it with a pen

Or a few keystrokes on their computer these days

More News On The Public Sector Fat Cats

A few days ago we reported how the pay packages senior managers in the public sector manage to negotiate for themselves and how thise put into perspective the whining and bleating of the public sector unions about how hard the coalition governments spending cuts will hit services.

Now we read this:

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25 February 2011
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24 February 2011

Voters Cool On Change To AV

The Daily Telegraph seems to think the voters do not care about the referendum on a switch to Alternative Votes in General Elections and this will mean a 'No' vote even though the Conservatives are showing little enthusiasm for supporting the 'No' campaign.

We think that although AV is a poor substitute for proportional representation and will do little to change the outcome of elections votes might just see it as a chance to give politicians a kick.

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It is a sign of Britains fundamental good health as a democracy that the referendum on changing the voting system has yet to intrude on the national consciousness. Politicians may find tinkering with how we elect them fascinating, but the public has better things to do. On current estimates, barely one in three of us is likely to ...

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Interest Rates Must Start To Rise Very SoonThe Daily Stirrer has warned you to brace yourselves for rises in interest rates. As it is the Bank of England has kept rates at an insanely low level for far too long in the face of evidence that their policy had completely failed to achieve its stated aim and boost the economy. Now with the economy stagnant, the jobless figures flatlining but likely to increase as public sector jobs are shed and inflation ...

23 February 2011

The Daily Stirrer focuses on the things that primarily concern British and to a lesser degree European and American web users. Thus again today we find ourselves skipping over Lybia - we are aware of possible economic consequences for the west but can't comment until we know if Gadaffi will hold on to power or if a secular, theocratic or military regime will succeed him. We do have links to some op - ed on the situation but focust on cuts and inflation ourselves.

Shock, Horror! Coalition Spending Cuts Cuts Will Mean 50,000. NHS Job Losses

Predictably the left are screaming about the claimed 50,000 jobs that will have have to be axed by NHS trusts across the nation to meed government budget reduction targets. What NHS managers are doing however is following in the footsteps of Labour controlled councils and rather than losing the candy - floss jobs created by empire building bureaucrats are slashing front line services to punish users of the service for not re-electing a tax and spend Labour government to lick the boots of Public Service union fat cats, run up ever larger deficits to increase the burden of debt on future generations, expand the already bloated public sector (and thus the empires of Public Service Union chiefs) and increase inflation while devaluing savings and investments. 50,000 non jobs are a drop in the ocean compared to the total waste in the public sector.
A Union-funded website reveals big job losses across the NHS, despite coalition MPs' election campaigns to save services.

More than 50,000 jobs are disappearing from the NHS, according to freedom of information responses, which reveal for the first time the extent of cuts by local health trusts struggling to save 20bn from their budgets. The survey, by ...
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Interest Rates Must Start To Rise Very Soon

by John de Roe

The Daily Stirrer has warned you to brace yourselves for rises in interest rates. As it is the Bank of England has kept rates at an insanely low level for far too long in the face of evidence that their policy had completely failed to achieve its stated aim and boost the economy.

Now with the economy stagnant, the jobless figures flatlining but likely to increase as public sector jobs are shed and inflation gathering momentum the Bank has achieved the opposite of its utilitarian aim to do the greatest good for the greatest number. It will do the most harm to the greatest number.

The only mitigating factor is that most of our international competitors are up the same brown, smelly creek and are also lacking the traditional method of propulsion

Another Bank Of England Bosee Calls For Interest Rates To Rise
Bank of England chief economist Spencer Dale has joined Martin Weale and Andrew Sentance in calling for an interest rate rise, minutes from the latest Monetary Policy Commitee meeting showed on Wednesday.

Mr Dale's call for a 0.25pc increase with Martin Weale, who voted for a rate rise last month, came as Andrew Sentance, the most outspoken of the hawks, called for interest rates to be increased by 0.5pc (50 basis points), at the MPC meeting held between February 9 and 10.

The minutes also suggested that some of those opposed a rate hike this month would consider if it if the economy shows signs of ...

Inflationary factors are going to be around for a very long time so it seems unlikely even very substantial rate increases, which would hit mortggage holders very hard, will be sufficient to hold down prices.

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There;'s the rub. What will happen in Saudi Arabia. Even more pertinent to the west's future circumstances what will happen to Israel. The imbecile in The White House, Sidi Barack Hussein Obama, is quite sure that the Arabs are rising up against their tyrannical rulers as a result of a banal and vacuous speech he made in Cairo rather than in protest against rising prices, food shortages, unemployment and corruption and that once the autocrats are gone everybody in the world will join hands, sing Kumbiya and then live in peace, prosperity and harmony in the global nation of Obamaland for ever more. In reality, a place Sidi Obama has seldom visited, the pro - western autocrats are likely to be replaces sooner or later by anti - western autocrats, our oil supplies will be disrupted, prices of everything will rise and our lifestyles will be drastically downsized. In Europe many people (apart from those working un public sector bureaucracies where it is possible to believe money grows on trees) have acepted to future will hold less material benefits and lives based on religion or existential thinking are making a comeback. Can anyone see that happening in America where the Calvin inspired Southern Baptists believe worldly wealth is a measure of how much God loves them? I think not.

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And as Gaddafi's 40 year rule draws to an end in what increasingly appears to be a bloodbath we offer a roundup of the best comment from foreign correspondents in the national press about the world's reaction ad particularly that of the man in the White House who only two weeks ago was preening himself as he posed as a liberator of the huddled masses but now has fallen silent as evertything in the middle east, predicatably, starts to go pear shaped.

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Labour's Deafening Silence Over Lybia
Search though I have, I have been quite unable to unearth any comment on the Libyan upheaval from three senior politicans youd expect to have something to say. Step forward Tony Blair, Lord Mandelson and Gordon Brown. As I pointed out yesterday, New Labours holy trinity all greased up to Gaddafi and his clan for

Obama's Strange Silence On Lybia Alex Spillius
Once again, the White House has fluffed its lines on the Arab revolution. With Gaddafis helicopter gunships strafing his own people, with corpses piling up on the streets of Tripoli, President Barack Obama has remained silent. He did make a speech today, in Ohio, at a Winning the Future Forum on Small Business. Winning the future

Obama Bounce Falls Flat Toby Harnden
The presidents mini-recovery is starting to fall flat. According to the latest Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking poll, Barack Obamas approval ratings have fallen to their lowest level since mid-November. Just 21 percent of US voters strongly approve of the presidents job performance in contrast to 41 percent who strongly disapprove. Obamas Presidential Approval Index rating

22 February 2011

Shake Up For Adoption Process Stop Social Engineering

by Ed Butt

A bit of a mixed day for The Daily Stirrers relationship with the coalition government. While our main article castigates the Health Minister for his spinless willingness to dance to a tune played by the health fascists, praise must be offered for an initiative to stop the Politically Correct Though Police interfereing in the adoption process to prevent Black or Asian children going to white families or enforcing quotas of gay gay and lesbian couples as adoptive parents.

Michael Gove, the Education Secretary, said some of the limitations put on adopters in the past - based on ethnicity, sexual orientation and faith - was ''social engineering of the worst kind''.

Outlining the adoption guidance being introduced, the minister said: ''At the moment, the system simply doesn't allow many of those people who are desperate to help the chance to give young people and children a loving home.

''It has always been the case unfortunately that far too many children are ...Read moreAdoption Shake Up To Stop Social Engineering

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High Blood Pressure Patients Wongly Diagnosed

Currently, anyone suspected of having high blood pressure is diagnosed by a GP with an inflatable arm cuff. Doctors then call the patient back for additional readings, but these are always taken at their surgery or in hospital. The result of this was usually that the patient, who might have only gobe to the GP's surgery to get some penicillin for a minor infection is put on drugs that have very unpleasant and debilitating side effects and told they must take those drugs for the rest of their life. It has been acomplaint of patient support groups for many years that doctors are given incentives to act in the interests of drug companies rather than patients.

New draft guidelines to be published today by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) says as many as one in four patients experiences a surging pulse rate on entering a GPs surgery. This nervous response, termed white coat hypertension, is attributed to nervousness at the prospect of seeing a doctor, we think it can also be cause by fear and loathing at finding oneself surrounded by ocotogenarians who have the demmeanour of flesh eating zombies. Whatever, the phenomonon can significantly raise blood pressure readings and many people are wrongly diagnosed as being in need of medication.

The new guidelines will ensure people are tested in a less hostile environment before they are put on medication.

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The Good New Is The BSE Epidemic Is Over. The Bad News Is We're All Dead

If you are over thirty you will recall the BSE fear and panic. Like Swine Flu, Bird Flu, AIDS, MRSA and many other similar evil diseases it was, according to science, going to kill 199% of us and leave the rest to survive as best we could in a post apocalyptic dystopia.

The first hint of catastrophe came a quarter of a century ago. In October 1987, David Brown, a Vet and writer on agriculture for The Sunday Telegraph described in his column a mystery brain disease is killing Britains dairy cows and vets have no cure. A few months later, he disclosed that the government had launched an inquiry into what was now being called bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE. By the end of the decade, the media were referring routinely to mad cow disease, and a chilling new phrase had entered the language. Scientists came up with all sorts of theories about what might cause the disease but none was ever proved.

The Mad Cow Disease fear and panic pandemic was attributed to cannibal cows, organic phosphate insecticides sprayed on pastures, alien death rays being beamed at us from space and dogdy hamburgers and hot dogs. Hysteria really took off when a few humans developed a brain condition which though not necessarily the same (especially in the fact they it affected humans not cows) had some symptoms in common with mad cow disease

The BSE epidemic cost us billions, and devastated the British farming industry. Now, that plague is at an end. A few days ago, in New Scientist, we described how just 17 cases were recorded worldwide in cattle last year.

Unfotunately we are all dead except the vegetarians. We must be as the science said we would be and science cannot be wrong because it is very clever stuff done scientifically by scientists. Still at least we now know why Swine Flu did not kill us all.

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The Swine Flu Conspiracy
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21 February 2011

They are out to make us angry again.

Acohol Abuse Will Kill 250,000 A Year Unless Governmnt Acts say Control Freak Doctors


by Ed Butt

As many as a quarter of a million people will die from alcohol abuse over the next two decades unless the Government takes the problem as seriously as it did smoking, health experts have warned.

Deaths from liver disease have doubled in Britain in recent years while other countries such as France have seen profound falls thanks in part to strict rules on marketing drink, a strongly-worded article in The Lancet claims.

Academics say that total deaths from the wider harms caused to society by alcohol.

Read all:Acohol Abuse Will Kill 250,000 A Year

Quarter of a million a year (a fantasy figure pulled out of thin air) or quarter of a million over two decades, 12,500 a year. Whoever wrote the press release on this is a tad lacking in basic numeracy. If you need an idea of how bogus and fraudulent these figures are justy think the estimated number of deaths from alcohol is around half the total number of deaths per year. So get this nuber the crooks and liars of the medical fraud industry must have ascribed every death from old age as being a direct reslt of that person's drinking no matter how moderate a drinker they were.

The point about scare stories like this is we know excessive drinking does us no good but with individuals having such widely different levels of alcohol tolerance who can say what is harmful. Also alcohol is not the only cause of liver disease so we can never point to a single factor as a cause. Scientists are fond of parroting 'correlation does not prove causation' when anyone quentions their sweeping assumptions and wild guesses. so one would hope they'd display a better understanding of cause and effect.

If there are several environmental factors known to cause a fatal condition it is unscientific to point that the one that will serve a political agenda to put blame on.

We will all die and should be free to choose how we live, even if those choices shorten life. Anyone of us could have our lives sniffed out at any time. For scientists to pretend that if we all comply with their diktat we can live forever is both dishonest and shows they lack the intelligence to understand the implications of eternity if they think anyone would want to love forever.

The enlightenment philosopher David Hume nailed it when he said on learning of his terminal illness, "Then I seek a speedy dissolution. It is better to die while in posession of one's faculties than endure a few more years of increasing decrepitude."

As we have predicted along with many libertarian bloggers, the control freak wing of the highly illiberal 'progressive liberalism' movement, that section of society we have dubbed populist authoritarians, having succeeded in demonising smoking, a habit 20% of the population indulge in are now setting out to do the same with drink.

Using their favourite techniques of cherry picked and misrepresaented statistics they are trying to instil fear and panic into an increasingly deaf public about the imminent apocalypse 'alcohol abuse' (to these pusillanimous puritans an occasional small sherry is binge drinking) is set to bring upon us.

Sir Richard Thompson, President of the Royal College of Pedagogues Physicians, said: How many more people have to die from alcohol-related conditions, and how many more families devastated by the consequences before the Government takes the situation as seriously as it took the dangers of tobacco?

We already know from the international evidence that the main ways to reduce alcohol consumption are to increase the price and reduce the availability of alcohol, yet the government continues to discuss implementing marginal measures while ignoring this evidence.

What utter fucking bollocks this pompous quack is talking. We know that the French, Spanish, Germans, Portugese and Italians are all bigger drinkers than the British with the Czechs people of the slavic nations and Russians in a different leauge. People get one life, it is up to them how they live it. More and more the medical professions are showing themselves to be in the service of the New World Order whose social engineers would enslave us and whose scientists would turn us into unthinking automatons.

Do we ever see any fear and panic stories from The Royal College Of Quacks and Charlatans about how many people die from over prescribing of approved pharmeceutical drugs every year. I think not. Paracetamol is known to cause liver damage yet my doctor has been trying to bully me into taking the maximum dose every day for years despite the discomfort I experience being mostly manageable so I only need ocasional pain relief from medication.

We should say to this self serving physician, "Fuck the fucking fuck right off Dr. Fucking Thompson. It is not long ago the medical profession were suporting schemes of Big Pharma to put drugs such as cholesterol lowering statins and anti depressant drugs in drinking water to medicate the entire population whether they have a medical need for such drugs or not. Many of us are willing to fight to retain our right to decide for ourselves what poisons we put in our bodies."

Fortunately since the demise of the authoritarian Labour government we have heard no more of these plans. With the coalition's grip on power is so fragile public opinion can call them to heel a lot more effectively.

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Decadent Exam Results DayWhere do the television people find those wussy, goodie goodie A level students who come over Anthea Turner (oops, pardon) on a level results day. It just does not present a realistic picture the booze and sex lifestyle of modern youth. Here our cub reporter recounts his own exam results day of alcohol and drug abuse...well school's out forever.
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19 February 2011

Council Fat Cat On 500,000 A YearThe Daily Stirrer had learned that highest-paid public sector employee last year was the outgoing head of one of the country's smallest district councils.

54 year old Phil Dolan trousered 569,000 of taxpayers' money in salary, pension and redundancy payments after accepting a gloden nandshake deal to leave his post as chief executive of South Somerset district council. He is now working as a freelance consultant for other local authorities.

According to our information two more executives at the tiny council also figured in the top public sector fat cat's list receiving more than 300,000 each in salary, pension and severance payments last year.

It means every resident of the district paid the equivalent of 7 in council tax last year just to fund the three men's emoluments. This sort of revelation puts into perspective the leftie's wailing and gnashing of teeth about how the coalition's spending cuts. No government gets it all righ all the time and the cuts, that are urgent and necessary if the economy is to avoid being drowned in a flood of public secor debt, will no doubt create some injustices.

But if on balance they squeeze out the people in the public secor who have made lucrative careers out of building bureaucratic empires and fleecing the taxpayers then overall they will do us all a favour.

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UK Uncut Protesters Target Banks Supporters of UK Uncut the pressure group trying to stop government spending cuts by stopping corporate tax avoidance gathered in Soho, central London, on today (Saturday) stating their plan was not to shut the banks down, but to "open them up", occupy them and transform them into "something people need, but will be cut".

Approximately eight banks in London are expected to be targeted, with similar protests planned in other cities across the country.

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Sarko Calls For Action Against Inflation As leaders meet for another pointless, obscenely expensive jolly high level meeting of world political leaders and heads of government finance, French President Little Nico Sarkozy warned delegates inflation poses a "great threat" to global growth, risking dangerous unrest if food prices soar out of people's reach, Nicolas Sarkozy, the French president, warned the world's finance ministers.

Instead of racing towards the first hurdle here Little Nico stumbles over the starting line by showing he and other G20 attendees have failed to understand it is the obsesseion with global economic growth in a world of finite resources that is the cause of all our problems.

Rising prices pushed up by the climbing costs of raw commodities present a "social issue" , Sarko argued in a rallying cry to avoid the "hunger riots" he sees looming. He exposes the weakness of his own argument there buy his failure to understand the inexorable rise of comodity prices is driven by increased demand from a burgeoning world population and the elevated expectations of people in developing nations.

Mr Sarkozy called for the meeting to work towards a "global strategy aimed at ensuring food stability" as he formally opened the two-day meeting of leaders. The G20 countries together account for 85pc of world economic output.

France wants greater transparency and regulation of the commodities, currency and futures markets so that prices are driven by market forces and not by derivitatives traders and short sellers manipulating prices.

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18 February 2011
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17 February 2011
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16 February 2011

We'd love to bring you some good news, we really would. Unfortunately the full consequences of the Labour government's folly and irresponsibility on top of the idiotic notions of the Thatcher government that preceded them in office and decided the UK did not need industry, we could all make a living selling insurance and valeting cars are only now hotting home.

Workes Hit By Wage Cuts As Prices Rise

by John de Roe

Earnings have dropped to a five-month low, the Office for National Statistics said. Average weekly earnings in the UK stood at just 1.8pc against a notional base in December 2010, down from 2.1pc the month before. Workers were paid an average 456 a week in total in December.

The figures come on top of yesterday's news that according to the consumer prices index (CPI) inflation surged to 4pc in January, double the Government's target. On the retail price index (RPI) which is reckoned to be a more accurate measure of the weekly or monthly cost of running a household, the figure was higher.

Millions of workers will be hit by effective pay cuts as the cost of living rises while incomes stagnate.

Employment experts have warned the figures serve to show the fragility of the labour market, with workers lucky to be in a job rather than being in a position to negotiate higher wages. Reported slight falls in unemployment over the past few months have been due to statistical smoke and mirrors. Less people are claiming jobseekers allowance as more long term unemployed slide onto icome support are are classed as not economically active. This trick neatly gets many people off the headline unemployment figure and mask how bad the situation really is.

The number of people in work fell by 68,000 over the quarter to Dec 31, 2010 to reach 29.12m, the figures from the Office for National Statistics revealed. When we consider six million of those are employed in the non - productive public sector while an unknown but rising number are in part time work and thu kept off the total unemployed figure the depth of our problem starts to become apparent.

Other points to note are:

Those out of work and claiming unemployment benefits rose by 2,400 in January, against forecast of a fall.

Wages falling to as inflation rises will plunge many into economic hardship

Youth unemployment, one of the areas of greatest concern hit a fresh record of 965,000

If the Bank of England raises interest to curb inflation mortgage payers will be hit

A story in today's Daily Telegraph warned that inflation and rising prices as well as hitting working families and the unemployed are going to make life very hard in retirement.

Baby Boomer Generation Must Fund Their Own Old Age Care And Pensions

We Daily Stirrer old gits, all being past sixty, have commented many times on the ageing population and the economic timebomb that presents.

This story underlines what the Daily Stirrer has been saying for a long time. Everything that is hailed as progress by politicians and scientists has a downside. Unfortunately both those groups are fer too busy congratulating themselves they never give a moment's thought to the undesireable consequences of what they are passing off as 'progress.'

And after years of being bullied and bowbeaten into saving for a comfortable old age only to find our savings and pensions have been pulversised by stealth taxes and inflation to be told we have not done enough to warrant being given a decent standard of living in old age is adding insult to injury.

While the idiotic lefties are hailing the protests in Egypt that overthrew Mubarack as a protest against tyranny and using it to justify working themselves into a frenzy of Obama- adoration the real reasons the Egyptians took to the streets were economic. Rising food prices and the estruction of savings by inflation are driving many, particularly the old into poverty.

For very much the same reasons a a deep anger against politicians, academics who advise them, the sycophantic media and the faceless bureaucrats who really run things is stirring in the west.

Get ready for a social revolution. They can't put us all in prison.

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15 February 2011

Inflation Surges Ahead As Economy Stagnates

In line with predictions The Daily Stirrer has made for many months the official inflation figure has not hit dounle eht the Bank Of England says is acceptable. And remember, our writers have told you again and again the official statistics are manipulated to conceal the true inflation figure which is two or three percentage points higher.

from The Daily Telegraph
Inflation surged to double the Bank of England's target in January, increasing pressure on its policymakers to raise interest rates. The official measure of how fast prices are rising, the consumer prices index (CPI), climbed 4pc in the year to January, up from 3.7pc the previous month.

The pace of price rises, which was driven by higher oil prices and the recent increase in value added tax (VAT), was the highest in more than two years, according to the Office for National Statistics.

The latest rate - correctly forecast by economists - also signals that CPI inflation has been at least a percentage point above ...
Read more:Inflation Jumps To Double The Target - The Daily Telegraph
Another p.o.v. Inflation Hits Four Per Cent - The Guardian

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14 February 2011
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12 February 2011

Egypt continues to dominate news. We do not make a big thing of foreign affairs, preferring to focus on the things that will affect the everyday lives of people in the English speaking world where our readers are. Now events in the middle east have moved on and so it is time to take a closer lok at how our jobs and lifestyles will be affected by what is happening at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea.

Egypt Crisis Beginning Not Ending

by Xavier Connolly

After almost three weeks of protest and pressure from inside and outside his country, Hosni Mubarak has finally resigned as Egypts president. The fall of the ruling regime in the Arab worlds most populous nation is a game changing development but its consequences in the short and long term for Egypt and the middle east for a country are difficult to predict.
The fall of Mubarak coming so soon after the overthrow of President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali of Tunisia last month means that throughout the region governments will be bracing themselves for turmoil. The most worried politicians will, ironically, be in the one nation where anti - government protests are not likely, Israel. The government in Tel Aviv will be wondering what kind of leadership will replace Mubarak, a long time upholder of Israeli - Arab peace agreements. In Egypt itself, there are hopes that President Mubaraks resignation will lead to a smooth transition to democracy. This is likely to be a forlorn hope as there is no organised opposition and not even a coherent party of government. Egypt has effectively been under military control for 60 years and the army are in charge now.
The establishment of machinery of state needed to support democracy is not going to happen any time soon. What is being hailed as a triumph of people power by foreign leaders such as Obama and Cameron is in effect, a military takeover of the Presidency. In the absence of an opposition with any legitimacy, the High Council of the Armed Forces, as the new government is called, represents the only institution able to fill the vacuum.
This being the case yesterdays events look more like the beginning of a long drawn out crisis for Egypt not the end of a relatively bloodless revolution. If the land that spawned one of the world's earliest civilizations is to progress to full democratic rule a timetable must be drawn up for free, all-party elections to take place. As the only organizations that look remotely like political parties are the remnants of the old, corrupt regime, and the Muslim Brotherhood, an unknown quantity that will certainly not be as ell disposed to the west or as tolerant of Israel as the Mubarak government.
But will the army let things move towards democratically elected government? How eager will they be to give up their privileges once the demonstrators have gone back to their jobs and businesses?
The West must also be careful about interfering: the consequences of doing so were made clear more than 30 years ago in Iran, where a revolution that also began as a secular movement was hi jacked by Islamist theocrats. We have read reports on British and American news sites that King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has already warned his houseboy Obama to back off and let Egypt sort out it own future. This is where the Muslim Brotherhood's presence in the equation becomes a big factor. How Muslim are they. Middle east experts in the US State Department tell us the moderates in the brotherhood can hold in check the more extreme fringes. That may be true or the case may be that the leaders of the brotherhood presented a moderate face in order to ensure the tolerance of Mubarak's security forces. Egypts importance in maintaining peace in the Middle East cannot be overestimated.
Political reform was not the protesters only demand. There having been no single theme to the protests with some groups demanding democracy, others concerned about rising prices and yet more either wanting an end to secularisation or more secularisation and westernisation. High unemployment was also responsible for deepening resentment of President Mubarak. All this shows how remarkable their achievement in ousting him has been even if it was eventually the army that gave him the final push. But while that success offers an opportunity to build a better future for their country that will only happen if all sides can pull together to form a functioning political infrastructure.
Mubarak Resigns - Daily Telegraph Egypt Celebrates - The Guardian

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If The EU Has It's Way We Will All Be Prisoners Of Bureaucracy

The British Parliament makes its decision by the votes of its members who are in turn elected by the votes of a majority of their constituents. Without the power to enact laws that shape the lives of British people and the direction of our nation Parliament is nothing. So when Parliament votes on a proposal and that vote make the new measure law or consigns it to oblivion in a dusty filing cabinet somewhere that is the resolution of the matter. That is what we mean by The Sovereignty of Parliament. Its decisions are final, end of story.

Thus when Parliament voted earlier this week on a proposal that convicted criminals serving jail sentences should be given the vote and overwhelmingly rejected the idea the matter should end there at least for the foreseeable future. There is no reason why the measure should not be reintroduced in the future but for now the vote of Parliament has ended it.

Or it would have done so had we still lived in a democracy. Unfortunately we do not. Increasingly voters in the states that form the European Union are finding their elected representatives in the various national assemblies exist purely for cosmetic reasons, to put a democratic mask on a remote and increasingly authoritarian bureaucracy in Brussels.

British law, on behalf of the British people, has always taken the attitude that those serving prison sentences should not be able to vote. Recently it has become fashionable for the civil rights hustlers of the left to whine that to deny these people the vote violates their human rights. Maybe it does but thieves, muggers, rapists, murderers, fraudsters, twockers, expenses fiddlers and all the rest had no qualms about violating the rights of the people who suffered loss or injury as a result of their crimes.

Apparently laws and results of votes do not count for much with the civil rights hustlers of the left, forwarding the authoritarian agenda is the end and the end always justifies the means. On being told that criminals have no right to vote because they are being punished for their crimes, the civil rights mob took their case to the European Court of Human Rights. This court which sits in Strasbourg decided that Parliament had never debated the issue of prisoners right to vote and that as there have never been a vote on such a law it was invalid. Now the British electorate are overwhelmingly supportive of the idea that prisoners are not allowed to vote. We would also support laws that deprive prisoners of televisions, MP3 players, pool tables, conjugal visits and other things that the civil rights hustlers have insisted be provided to make life 'inside' bearable.

The case put before the judges in Strasbourg then was not some new government proposal which might deprive people of existing rights. It was a challenge to the democratic (because no MP, no political party, no government has ever opposed it) view of an electorate that had parliamentary democracy for centuries before the bureaucratic dictators of the EU decided to usurp the sovereignty of member nations. The person who nominally made the complaint that he was being deprived of a right had been sent to prison for killing his landlady with an axe when she asked him to fetch some coal demanded. Supported by all the usual suspects from left of the left of the Labour Party he demanded that the court give prisoners the right to vote. The court decided it had the power to overrule the law of a free and democratic and decreed that Britain must give him what he wanted.

Perhaps that is their view of 'One Man One Vote.' Well I suppose it's fine if you are the one man that has the one vote.

It is ironic that the issue of the votes winds up the ECHR because Europe has quite a track record on refusing to accept the results of democratic votes. When the first attempt at enacting a European Constitution that would have paved the way for the single European state was rejected by the voters of France and Holland the Bureaucratic Dictators did not abandon the grand plan. They changed the wording of a few clauses, removed the word constitution and re - presented it as The Treaty Of Lisbon. The new wording meant that only Ireland of the member nations was constitutionally bound to hold a referendum on the new measure. The Irish rejected it, not much caring for all the references to unified taxation policy, unified fiscal policy, unified defence policy, all the stuff that said, "Ho ho, nudge, nudge, we're now a single state but don't say single state or you'll upset the thick Paddies.'

So the very savvy voters of the Emerald Isle sent the message back to Brussels, 'Don't fuck with the Irish.'

That was not acceptable to Brussels, bureaucratic dictatorships are above the law, above democracy, above God. "You got it wrong you thick Paddies," they replied, "have another referendum and make sure you get it right because we will make you keep doing it until you do get it right."

The ECHR ruling does not matter in terms of election results in Britain. Prisons are mostly in either solid Labour or solid conservative seats and there are not enough inmates to swing an election. What it does mean though is that after almost a hundred years campaigning from the 1832 Reform Act to the introduction of Universal Suffrage which gave votes to women in the 1920s have been obliterated. Our votes, though they may be a civil right, count for nothing any more. They can be overruled by an EU Bureaucrat.

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Clegg's Quotas - Dumbing Down Disguised as political corretness
When we expressed our misgivings earlier this week about the Governments plans to force universities to widen the social basis of their student intake, the full details were unclear. It transpires, after yesterdays announcement by Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, that the proposals are even worse than we feared. After half a century during which standards in schools have been levelled down by a succession of failed initiatives intended to engineer social change, the Coalition now proposes to make the same mistake with the higher education sector, one of the last bastions of educational excellence. The result would be nothing less than the comprehensivisation of our elite universities.

Under the plans, those universities that wish to charge more than 6,000 a year must agree to take a set proportion of students, determined by the Government, from ethnic minorities, poorer households and state schools. Those that fail to do so could be ...

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11 February 2011

Mostly Economic News Again today - and little of it good for your pockets or your prospects.

Rise In Factory Gate Prices Fuels Inflation Fears Rise In Factory Prices Fuels Inflation Fears
by Emma Rowley, Daily Telegraph
Interest rates could still rise soon, economists said, as the biggest leap in the prices factories pay for their materials in more than two years underlined the inflation threat. Input prices at factories rose 13.4pc in the year to January the strongest rise since October 2008 driven by the soaring cost of oil and other imports, the Office for National Statistics reported. Factories feeling the squeeze accelerated rises in their own prices, raising them 1pc in just a month, double the average forecast, and 4.8pc in the past year, which was the highest since May. If the sector passes on a bigger slice of its price pressures to its customers, the effect threatens to ...
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John de Roe comments:
The rampant inflation we have warned readers of since we started The Daily Stirrer looks to be gathering momentum. We have little chance of controlling it so long as interest rates remain as ridiculously low as they have been for over a year now. Earlier this week the Bank of England again refused to raise interest to a more realistic level.

The fear and panic mongers of the left argued successfully that to raise interest rates now would damage the recovery. What recovery? Holding interest rates at which the governments lend to banks without controlling the rate at which banks lend to businesses and the public only aids the recovery of the banker's ability to steal from their customers.

Another item of bad news for ordinary punters was skimmed over by the media this week when credit card companies raised the interest they charge to card holders. Rates vary but at around 15% it bears no relation to the base rate.

The left's arguement is that low interest will help restore confidence and encourage consumers to start spending again. Spending what? Their cards and overdrafts are already maxed out, they are struggling to pay mortgages,the value of their savings if they have any and the buying power of eranings are being eroded by inflation and few people feel they have long term job security.

Inflation will damage recovery far more than raising interest rates a couple of points.

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Portugal looks set to become latest eurozone member to be threatened by speculative attacks in the bond markets as borrowing costs soar

The European Central Bank (ECB) has stepped in to the financial markets to buy Portuguese bonds on Thursday amid growing fears that the eurozone's rolling crisis is about to claim its third victim.

Policymakers in Frankfurt intervened for the first time in three weeks as borrowing costs on Portugal's debt remained at a level that proved to be unsustainable for both Greece and Ireland.

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Dominique Strauss-Kahn, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, has called for a new world currency that would challenge the dominance of the dollar and help curb future financial instability. In a speech in Washington, Strauss-Kahn argued that the reserves that member countries held with the fund could be used, instead of the dollar, to price ...
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10 February 2011

Not a lot of reading today because a silly cock up deleted the first page we put together.

Council Fat Cats Ensure The Poor Sufferby Ross Clarke
We are, of course, all in this together. It is just that an awful lot of people feel that while they are drowning in the deep end, they can see David Cameron happily splashing about in the shallows.

I certainly felt that way when I realised that Cambridgeshire county council had selected my daughter's transport to school for the chop. Like many disabled children, she has a long journey to ...

Ed Butt comments: The wailing oif the Labour party about how the unaviodable public sector spending cuts imposed by the coalition government is typical left wing hyspocrisy. While Labour councillors and left leaning Lib Dems are complaining about hardship and blaming the government the councils they run are taking the axe to front line services in order to preserve non jobs in the politically correct social work departments.

So before you blame the coalition ask yourself, Who do we need most, outreach workers, alcohol and drug abuse support co-ordinators, equalities officers and community integration suppoer advisers or binmen, school dinner ladies, care home staff and bus drivers?

09 February 2011

A variety of stories all oin topics we have covered before. Which gives us a bit more time to get on with our world domination plan.
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The peace process in the Middle East is under serious threat as a result of the political instability in Egypt, William Hague has claimed. The Foreign Secretary said Israel's negative reaction to the turmoil in the Arab state is poised to exacerbate tensions and stall the already struggling peace talks. Speaking as he began a tour of north Africa and the Middle East that will see him visit five countries in three days, he said the peace process risked becoming a "casualty of uncertainty in the region". Mr Hague added that despite the opportunity for countries like ...

Ian R Thorpe comments:
And what peace process is that William. The one that has been going on for thirty years and every time it looks as if it is getting somewhere one side or the other launches a cross bordr attack? Or the one kicked off by Sidi Barack Hussein Obama, President Of The Entire Universe and Everything Else Besides when he made a stupid, self aggrandizing speech in Cairo that urged Arabs to overthrow the brutal, repressive but generally pro - western tyrants that ran their nations and make way for religious extremists to replace those tyrants with Islamic thocracies that are sworn to destroy wester civilisation and culture.

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Britain Faces Dementia Catastrophe
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More people fear being diagnosed with the debilitating brain condition above anything else than fear cancer or death itself, research shows. A million people in Britain will suffer some form of dementia within two decades, and one in three pensioners will die with it, figures suggest. Yet 12 times as much is spent each year on cancer research, and there are six times as many scientists working on how to treat tumours. Currently, as many as two-thirds of people who develop dementia are never diagnosed while the best treatments can only

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The US fears that Saudi Arabia, the world's largest crude oil exporter, may not have enough reserves to prevent oil prices escalating, confidential cables from its embassy in Riyadh show. The cables, released by WikiLeaks, urge Washington to take seriously a warning from a senior Saudi government oil executive that the kingdom's crude oil reserves may have been overstated by as much as 300bn barrels nearly 40%. The revelation comes as the oil price has soared in recent weeks to ...

This is yet another Wikileaks 'revelation' that merely repeats what well informed people have known for several years. It does serve to underlines the importance of continuing oil exploration operations in deepwater locations like the Gulf Of Mexico and in environmentally sensitive areas such as the Arctic.

08 February 2011

George Osborne's Levy On Bank Profits Slammed by Ed Balls
Coalition Chancellor George Osborne was accused of "moving the tax goalposts" by banks and of introducing a "damp squib" by Labour after increasing a levy on bank profits to raise 2.5bn this year.

from The Daily Telegraph"
The British Bankers' Association, the voice of the industry, said "constant chopping and changing" of the tax regime "risks making the UK a less attractive place for businesses to operate".

Ed Balls, the shadow chancellor, dismissed the announcement as "hurried and panicky" and a "damp squib" because the coalition had decided not to re-impose Labour's 2010 bonus tax.

He was speaking before the two politicians went head-to-head in the Commons for the first time this afternoon, exchanging sharp words at Treasury questions.

Mr Osborne said he had increased the levy to raise an extra 800m this year to make sure "banks make a fair contribution to closing the deficit".

John de Roe comments: How tiresome and predicatable to see Labour's senior finance spokesman attacking the Coalition for not punishing the banks severely enough when Labour, the party of academics, lawyers, media professionals, greedy capitalists, public sector managers and anyone else who has never done a day's labour in their life throughout their thirteen years in office bent over backwards to help the banks steal money from their customers.

Hypocrites.

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China Raises Interest Rates To Curb Inflation

The Chnese government has raised interest rates on the last day of the Chinese New Year holiday to try to temper inflation as the country returns to work after the holiday.

The Shanghai Composite Index is due to reopen on Wednesday after a week's holiday. The move is an attempt by the Chinese central bank to signal its determination to keep inflation in check. By raising the one-year lending rate to 6.06pc from 5.81pc and the deposit rate to 3pc from 2.75pc they hope to cool inflationary pressures.

The Hang Seng index in Hong Kong, which reopened on Monday, responded by dipping slightly to 23,484.3 points, a drop of 0.3pc. The latest interest rate rise was expected. Chinese policymakers have tightened monetary policy over the New Year break for several years now.

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The Car Of The Future - And It Runs On Petrol

by Xavier Connolly

The Car Of The Future - And It Runs On Petrol
How long have those research grant phishing, statistics rigging, peer review fiddling sciencyheads been telling us the car of the future would be powered by electricity? This was despite their best efforts after Squillions of Dollars, Pounds, Euros and Yen only having produced a hybrid that required both an electric motor and an internal combusion unit to get you home. Or a car that had a battery pack so big and heavy that there was not only no room in the car for a back seat, kids, dog, grandma or shopping and it would only get you to the end of your drive before needing recharging. Or a car that could get you almost a hunded miles provided the journey was on absolutely level roads, you travelled at a constant speed - no stopping, starting, overtaking or playing the radio or was followed by a 40 ton Mack Truck (like the one in Spielberg's film Duel) which haled the portable nuclear power plant needed to keep the Electric Car going.

Well we know how good scientists predictions are don't we. So nobody will be surprised if I tell you those clever engineers at Volkswagen have created a different sort of supercar and it is powrered by petrol or gas as the Americans say. The prototype is small and lightweight, with the tinyiest, most economical engine ever used to power anything bigger than a model plane. It is not fast, but designed in the spirit of engineering pioneers like the 1929 Burney Streamliner, Buckminster Fullers 1933 Dymaxion and the 1937 Mercedes Avus Stromlinie. VWs 21st-century streamliner, the XL1 is honed not for speed as its pioneering predecessors were but to meet the needs of future motorists in a world where oil is scarce and hideously expensive. The prototype can achieve an astonishing 313mpg.

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07 February 2011

Racism and Equality Special
edited by Profanicus Maximus

If you are British and interested in politics or current affairs you will probably have heard of a racist little piece of shit named Trevor Phillips. He is chairperson of the Equalities Commission and his job as he sees it is to ensure some of the animals are more equal than others.

Phillips lost contact with sanity many years ago. Throughout the past two decades he has tried to make a case for running government policy in the UK as if racism was the only social problem we have. Phillips has worked tirelessly to bring to Britain the same kind of acial tensions as divide society so destructivly in the USA.

The lastest torrent of verbal arse dribble to spew forth from Phillips sees him claiming the credit crunch was caused by the racism of bankers.

US Racist Bankers To Blame For Credit Crunch Says Head Of Equalities Commission

The failure of racist American bankers to provide black home owners with fair mortgages fuelled the financial crisis, Trevor Phillips, the equalities chief, will claim in a major speech this week.

Calling on the Government to ensure that the programme of public sector cuts does not fall disproportionately on minorities, Mr Phillips will warn that discrimination can have unexpected economic consequences.

Addressing the Policy Exchange think tank, he will argue that the phenomenon of subprime home loans, which led to the 2008 banking collapse, emerged because even wealthy black families could not obtain regular mortgages.

A number of banks involved in the crash, including Lehman Brothers and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), were over reliant on toxic subprime loans to customers who could not afford to ...

Among the lies, misrepresentatons and distortions Philips will try to sell to his receptive audience is this: I know it's not a thing that the bankers and economists like to talk about, but the American financial crisis was precipitated at least in part by racial prejudice. Why were so many minority families taking these expensive loans? Because discrimination left them with no choice. Absolutely untrue. Banks offered loans to members of ethnic minorities they knew were unsafe clients simply because they were afraid of being branded institutionally racist by shits like Trevor Phillips and the loony leftie politicians who have handed this otherwise unemployable troublemakers sinecure after sinecure on he strength of his one qualification, his colour.

And it was the politically correct housing policies of loony lefties at national and local level that did a lot to stigmatise people who dwelt in rented property.

In the week David Cameron has joined Angela Merkel in pronouncing the leftist experiment in multiculturalism dead it will be resassuring to many self hating, western civilisation hating lefties to see Trevor Phillips is still cherleading for the cration of an anti - white, anti - British political elite.

The sheer Naziism of this self serving little snake felcher make the BNP look almost acceptable.

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The Government should consider withdrawing Britain from the European Court of Human Rights, an influential think tank said.

Too bloody right it should. The human rights hustlers are all shits. (see above).

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And while Trevor Phillips is trying to create a caring post racist Britain in which the worst crime will be for a white man to fail to make his wife and daughters availble for the local blacks to gand bang, the sexual harrassment branch of the politically correct Thought Police are conducting their own war on common sense.
Boris Johnson writes in The Daily Telegraph
Maybe I have this all wrong. It could be that Mr Konstantinos Kalomoiris will one day join the Tolpuddle Martyrs in the pantheon of those who have fought for the rights of working people [ ... ] After three slaps on the bottom he took a stand, on behalf of himself and his entire gender. No matter that the bottom-patter (alleged) had worked for 40 years for the firm, with an "unblemished record". Never mind that she was a 68-year-old woman, who insisted that she had only "touched his back in a caring way, like a mother or grandmother".

Well another fucking great triumph in the war against sexism there. 40 year old bloke proves men can be just as pathetic, whiney and hypersensitive in the workplace as women.

It it any wonder employers are reluctant to hire such useless turds.

05 February 2011

Wikileaks: American President Gave Britain's Secrets To Russia To Secure A Deal

Daily Telegraph Exclusive: The US secretly agreed to give the Russians sensitive information on Britains nuclear deterrent to persuade them to sign a key treaty, The Daily Telegraph can disclose...

Information about every Trident missile the US supplies to Britain will be given to Russia as part of an arms control deal signed by President Barack Obama next week. Defence analysts claim the agreement risks undermining Britains policy of refusing to confirm the exact size of its nuclear arsenal.

The fact that the Americans used British nuclear secrets as a bargaining chip also sheds new light on the so-called special relationship, which is ...

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Tens of millions of pounds of overseas aid was stolen and spent on plasma televisions and luxury goods by corrupt regimes.

Meanwhile The Guardian was full of praise for the upstart colonial who is so eager to stab Britain in the back: Has Obama Given Up On A Nuclear Free World

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Ed Butt comments:
The point about the START treaty the media are determined to overlook is that Obie's agreement to reduce nuclear weapons involves the US crapping functional kit while Russia will only be scrapping obsolete and FUBAR missiles.

And while on the topic, wasn't it nice of the President to give Russia details of Britain's deterrant in order that he might pose as the great peacemaker.

Special relationship my arse. London is still the world's leading currency trading centre. I say let's trash the US$.

As for the revelation that $ billions of money given as aid to banana republics has been stolen by tinpot dictators and distributed among their families and supporters to be spent on ... well Plasma TVs seems a tad trivial, let's say gold plated Ferraris, luxury yachts and sex slaves is no surprise to anyone who has a grip on reality.

The only question here is why western politicians continue to suck up to these swaggering popinjays. When we want anything in return they stab us in the back. Down with the New World Order.

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Cameron Says Multiculturalism Has Failed: Muslims Must Embrace Our Values

British Muslims must subscribe to mainstream values of freedom and equality, David Cameron will say as he declares that the doctrine of multiculturalism has failed and will be abandoned. Entering the debate on national identity and religious tolerance, the Prime Minister will declare an end to passive tolerance of divided communities, and say that members of all faiths must integrate into wider society and accept core values. To be British is to believe in freedom of speech and religion, democracy and equal rights regardless of race, sex or sexuality, he will tell his audience.
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Ed Butt comments: See above. The Daily Stirrer has been encouraged by the coalition's apparent willingness to jetisson the idiocies of multiculturealism but so far there seems to be no matching commitment to rolling back the states usurpation of the role of parents, the meddling in our provate lives and the left wing indoctrination programme that passes for a national curriculum in state schools.

Dave still has a long way to go before we will trust him.

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04 February 2011
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03 February 2011

No news worthy of comment today so we are not bringing you the usual Daily Stirrer selection. Instead we have had a new report on Higher Educatiuon from Harvard University pointed out to us. Although we were well ahead on this issue it's nice to know the world's leading (ahem) academics catch up with us old gits eventually.

Have Governments Put Too Much Resource Into Higher Education

by Xavier CDonnolly, John de Roe and Ian R Thorpe, 3 February 2011

For a couple of decades governments have been pushing the idea that higher education and a university degree are the only roads to career success, prosperity and happiness. Since we began putting The Daily Stirrer on line two years ago and before that when Ian wrote Little Nicky Machiavelli blog we have argued that university education is not the be all and end all. Can it really be that incurring tens of thousands of pounds or dollars in debt to attend an educational institution where most of what you learn will not be relevant to a career in business, industry or public service is a bad investment?

Well The Daily Stirrer has always thought the amount of pressure put on young people to enroll on university courses was directly related to the decay of the business and industrial base in some western nations, in fact it was nothing but a ruse to keep people out of the jobs market and make unemployment statistics look, if not respectable, certainly less bad.

As usual what The Daily Stirrer was saying last year (and the year before that) is what our leaders, politicians and the academics who advise them are saying today or will be saying tomorrow. A new report released by Harvard University magazine Harvard Wednesday states in some of the strongest terms yet that such a university for all emphasis may actually harm many students by preventing them from having a smooth transition from adolescence to the work place.

A new report released by Harvard Wednesday states in some of the strongest terms yet that such a college for all emphasis may actually harm many American students keeping them from having a smooth transition from adolescence to adulthood and a viable career It would be fine if we had an alternative system [for students who dont get college degrees], but were virtually unique among industrialized countries in terms of not having another system and relying so heavily on higher education, says Robert Schwartz, who heads the Pathways to Prosperity project at Harvards Graduate School of Education. Emphasizing college as the only path may actually cause some students who are bored in class but could enjoy learning thats more entwined with the workplace to drop out, he adds. If the image [of college] is more years of just sitting in classrooms, thats not very persuasive. The United States can learn from other countries, particularly in northern Europe, Professor Schwartz says. In Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, and Switzerland, for instance, between 40 and 70 percent of high-schoolers opt for programs that combine classroom and workplace learning, many of them involving apprenticeships. These pathways result in a qualification that has real currency in the labor market If we persist with the illusion that everyone is going to college, then were cheating those kids who arent going, Professor Ferguson says. A majority of the workforce does not have a college degree, and a majority of the things those people do are going to continue not requiring a college degree.

The Daily Stirrer has covered this topic many times from different angles ... Read the full version of this article together with links to most of our higher education posts University Education Oversold

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02 February 2011

The Climate Strikes Back

by Xavier Connolly
Australians Flee Catastrophic Cyclone Winter Storm Batters America The Daily Stirrer has always said our problems with climate instability were far too complex for the simple, pedantic minds of the scientists who tried to reduce the problem to one element that could easily be expressed in mathematical equations or depicted in graphs.

For some years now the debate has been dominated by a group of scientists who style themselves 'climate scientists' though they are from backgrounds as diverse as physics, astrology, psychology and some have purused careers in such fields as railway network managers, public relations, history, journalism and advertizing and so are not by any stretch of the imagination scientists.

Sad to say their mathematical models have come unstuck, the climate has proved unpredicable and the case for carbon dioxide driven global warming which was being used to justify imposition of draconian taxes on everything has collapsed.

We are in for a period of chaotic changes in weather patterns it seems. The reasons for this are not known and are certainly not simple. Human activity may be something to do with it but we are more likely to be affecting the climate through deforestation, urbanisation and simply more people on the planet than it's eco system can cope with than through a marginal increase in a trace gas in air.

Some say the chaotic weather events are part of a natural cycle, some ascribe them to sun spot activity and others think the precessional cycle may be influencing climate mechanisms. We do not truly know.

Do we trust the climate scientists then, having seen that they were willing to collude with the political establishment, big business and big finance in order to gain money, power and control over human communities. Or should we perhaps put more faith in our ability as a pecies to survive and adapt as nature will adapt.

Science can posit theories but it is engineers like myself who will provide the solutions as we prepare to ride out the storm. Engineers you see spend our time dealing with real probems in the real world.

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Al Qaeda Planning A Nuclear Dirty Bomb Attack?

by Ed Butt

Al Qaeda Is Planning A Dirty Bomb Al-Qaeda is actively tring to secure nuclear material and recruiting rogue scientists to build a radioactive "dirty" bomb, according to leaked diplomatic documents.

A leading atomic regulator has privately warned that the world stands on the brink of a "nuclear 9/11".

Security briefings suggest that jihadi groups are also close to producing "workable and efficient" biological and chemical weapons that could kill thousands if unleashed in attacks on the West.

Thousands of classified American cables obtained by the WikiLeaks website and passed to The Daily Telegraph detail the international struggle to stop the spread of weapons-grade nuclear, chemical and biological material around the globe.

At a Nato meeting in January 2009, security chiefs ...

The first thing to remember about this fear and panic story is a dirty bomb is not a hydrogen bomb. What we are talking about is low level nuclear waste, nasty stuff to be sure but not likely to cause the widespread death and destruction that would result from a strike with tactical nulclear weapons.

So you can file dirty bomb fear and panic with Swine Flu fear and panic. We are told it's the end of civilisation asd we know it but the likely result is a few people will feel a bit poorly. Not many people are aware of this but the notorious Chenobyl nuclear accident that scientists and politicians assured us would wipe out half of Russia has resulted in very few premature deaths while incidences of cancer in the surrounding areas are not much higher than normal.

Far more short term and long term damage was done by the leak of conventional chemicals from the Union Carbide pant in Bophal, India. Decades later children in that area are still being born with hideous deformities due to their parents having ingested toxic chemicals during their childhood.

Let's just keep things in perspective.

Personally I am beginning to wonder if Mr. Assange and his band of Privateers are working for The White House. The leaks seem to be revealing things that are far too convenient for the Obama Administration for it to be glibly written off as coincidence.

01 February 2011

Egypt Gets Ready For Biggest Protests So Far


Western businesses and intelligence agencies are concerned that Egypt's public insurrection may have a knock on effect, inciting protests in other middle east nations, particularly the Shia region of Saudi Arabia where the world's richest oilfields are located.

"Yemen, Sudan, Jordan and Syria are all experiencing unrest with dissatisfaction among both secularists who want to live in a more westernised society and Islamists who favour much greater religious influence in government. The greatest risk for the west in terms of both probability and severity of impact is in Saudi Arabia," said a report by risk consultants Exclusive Analysis.

Financial markets have focused on possible disruption to the Suez Canal, conduit for 8pc of global shipping but it is unlikely that Egyptian leaders of any revolutionary or democratic government would cut off an income stream that brings $5bn (3.1bn) a year in foreign exchange into the Egyptian economy.

"I don't think the Egyptians will ever dare to interfere with the canal," said Opec chief Abdalla El-Badri, adding that the separate Suez oil pipeline is "very well protected". The canal was last blocked after the Six Days War in 1967.

Intelligence sources feel there is less chance of instability spreading to Saudi Arabia's Eastern Province, headquarters of the Saudi oil giant Aramco. The Shia region boasts the vast Safaniya, Shaybah and Ghawar oilfields. "This is potentially far more dangerous," said Faysal Itani, Mid-East strategist at Exclusive. "The Shia make up 10pc of the Saudi population. They are deeply aggrieved and marginalised, and sit on top of the kingdom's oil reserves. There have been frequent confrontations and street fights with the security forces that are very rarely reported in the global media," he said.

Bread and Freedom
The cries of "bread and freedom", heard across the Arab world during the past two weeks, are not mere rhetoric. The price of bread has always been as powerful a driver of revolt as the denial of liberty. The latest reminder of this has come in Tunisia, Egypt and Jordan, where the lethal combination of joblessness and sharply rising prices for basic ...

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Government Should Slow Down On Cuts, Raise Pension Age.

At the Daily Stirrer we seldom hve anything positive to say about adacemics, particularly those academic who feather their nests by wheedling their way onto government advisory panels by laying claim to expertise only real life experience can bring. I lecture in engineering at degree level so am familiar with such people. And that makes me less inclined to defend them than my colleagues. Here is an example of why.

from The Daily Telegraph:
The Coalition should keep people working longer to help allow a slowdown in the pace of cuts, which would aid the UK's recovery, a leading think tank has argued.

The economy is operating at around 4pc under its potential, signalling the need to rethink the fiscal tightening, according to the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR).

"Given that margin of spare capacity, there is a case for promoting the recovery by postponing at least some of the austerity programme," the think-tank said as it unveiled its quarterly forecasts. "As an alternative to swift consolidation, it (the government) could raise the state pension age faster so that it reaches 68 rather than 66 by 2020."

Adding three years to the average working life would boost growth by 0.3 percentage points a year for a decade, said NIESR, as the labour force grows and money otherwise stashed away for retirement stays in the economy ...

Government Should Hold Back Cuts, Lift Pension Age

As usual we get masses of statistics, economic theory and mathematical modelling being used to obfuscate the fact that with employment running at lmost 10% (much higher if you count those who would work were jobs available but who have dropped off the official unemployment figure because they no longer qualify for jobseekers allowance) and unemployment among school leavers and university graduates reaching record levels all we would achieve by keeping people in work an extra three years is to keep people at the other end of the age spectrum out of jobs for longer.

This thinking does tie in with one plan that has been put forward, to raise the school leaving age to eighteen.

Such talk is nothing but academic empire building. Pupils who are totally pissed off with the cloassroom at fourteen are hardly going to stop being undisciplined and disruptive on being told they have to spend longer in an environment they destest so what is the point of making them stay on?

It costs more to keep somebody in a classroom or employ them in a public sector non job that to let them sit at home watching TV.

The coalition should end this kind of nOnesense now. Cut off funding for think tanks and use the money saved to fund tax breaks for manufacturing and hi tech industries. Britain can still compete when firms are hamstrung by a taxation system that punishes success and a buresaucracy that, unable to contribute anything, delights in its ability to obstruct others.

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The Taxman Is The Biggest Crook
Did you remember to get your tax return in before yesterday's January 31 deadline? If not then expect to be vigorously and relentlessly pursued by HMRC. It will impose an automatic 100 penalty unless you have a reasonable excuse; and that's just for starters. Further delays attract increasingly severe surcharges.

Then again, maybe you don't need to worry because you are among the majority who only pay tax directly at source through the Pay As You Earn (PAYE) system. Aren't you the lucky ones no need to spend hours filling in the forms in a state of increasing panic and spared the expense of hiring an accountant to do it for you.

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    It's Labour's Failure To Act On Child Abuse, Not UKIP's Poster That Is Despicable
    UKIP leader Nigel Farage cause the politically correct left to throw a collective hissy fit last week when fter UKIP lanuched a new billboard poster poinying to the failures of Labour councils all arounf the nation to act against Pakistani gangs weh were systematically grooming and sexually exploiting girls unfortunate enough to find themselves in the council care system.

    Big Brother Is Right Behind You And He Knows What you Are Up To
    No doubt the smug complacent bourgeois fools will shouth conspiracy theirist and the emotionally needy leftist Sheeple will

    bleat "racist bigot" (they always bleat "racist bigot" but it is not alarmist to say the UK is slowly becoming a totalitarian state. What else can we calli our nation if anti - terror laws are being used prosecute people for low-level offences such as Television licence dodging.

    Top Yorkshire cop 'likely' to face investigation over Rotherham abuse scandal
    Shaun Wright, the police officer who tried to wriggle out of taking responsibility for his role in the Rotherham sex abuse scandal but was forced to resign three weeks after the release of the Jay Report into the sexual exploitation of 1,400 children in the town is now likely to be the subject of a criminal investigation we learned today.

    UKIP Withstands Euro-Attack, Reforms EFDD Group Just Days After 'Blackmail
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    Barack Obama: Idiot, Sociopath, Traitor or Does He have Antisocial Personality Disorder?
    from The Daily Sheeple

    ‘If you’re looking for our president to truly be repentant, or even penitent, when accusations of mistakes or wrong doing are flying at him from all directions, it’s just not going to happen. That would mean that he has to take responsibility for ...

    Prominent Oncologists says Expensive Cancer Thrapies Are About Profit Not Cures
    Tullio Simoncini (1951) is a doctor based in Rome who specialises in oncology, diabetology and in metabolic disorders (cancer research and treatments to us laymen). Dr. Simoncini has a track record for opposing the type of intellectual conformity demanded by the academic community and enforced by the media, which, he says, is often based on suppositions without foundation or worse, on lies and falsities.

    The ‘Internet of Things’ 2025: Your life controlled by the smart grid

    Among the tasks we set ourselves at The Daily Stirrer (which is put together by volunteer contributors and funded out of the site owner's pockey) is to keep enlightened people aware of what the super wealthy and corporate elites have planned for we the people. And from debt stavery to transhuamism, not muchj of it is good.
    One of the major areas of concern, for many years now among us contributors, and for many more people in the wake of the US and UK governments' obsessive collection of personal data by security agencies such as the NSA and GCHQ and more recently because it has ...

    Leading Academic Defends Role Of Universities As An Alternative To Going On The Dole
    Britain's leading university official has dismissed the idea that going to university is all about getting a well-paid job. Professor Sir Christopher Snowden, president of Universities UK, defended the idea of education for its own sake and criticised those trying to promote higher education for placing too much emphasis on vocational skills to make money. He spoke out as it emerged that complaints by students had risen to record levels, with ...

    Are Publishers Finally Standing Up To Amazon bullies

    The death of independent bookshops has caused a lot of controversy over the past decade as first the entry of supermarkets and their limited ranges of heavily yped best sellers, and next the rise of online sales which focused attention on the authors that were promoted on television and print media steered book buyers away from the kind of purchases made on the strength of a catchy title and attention grabbing blurb. These sales were the the bread and butter of the independent booksellers and the way new ...

    Bulgaria Stands Up To EU Over Full Ban On GM Crops

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    U2 Celeb Bono partners with Monsanto, G8, to biowreck African farms with GMOs
    Professional do - gooder and former rock star Bono (full name Pro - Bono because everything he does is for Bono) is very fond of strutting around the world proclaiming his love for Africa. Like most celebrity lefties he is a hypocrite; if he really wanted to help Africans improve their lot he would not be helping some of the most evil corporations in the world to enslave African peasant farmers while simultaneously kissing the arses and filling the coffers of the tyrants who are ...

    Emperor Obama To Destroy American Economy With One Executive Order President and Emperor Barack Obama is moving forward with a central component of his climate-change agenda, as the Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday that carbon emissions must be reduced by 30 percent at fossil-fuel-burning power plants by 2030 to fend off the devastating effects of a changing climate.
    The plan is actually set to take effect next year, but EPA administrator Gina McCarthy says the administration has a “moral obligation to act.”

    Electronic Neuroweapons Silently Torturing Americans

    President Obama has told the nation and the world that America does not torture. President Obama is wrong — and security/military/intel officials in his administration know it. America tortures. Not just Gitmo and Bagram “war on terror” detainees, but its own citizens.

    Each day, a nationwide scalar electromagnetic radiation “multifunctional” radio frequency ... read more

    Psychopaths in Charge – Maybe They’re Not Human

    You have probably encountered websites that talk about a race of repitillian shapeshifting superbeings who have ruled the world for thosands of years and even now are manipulating us towards global government and the enslavement of the masses. Nuters, you probably thought. I agree, but there is definitely something not fully human about the psychopaths who are running our planet,
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    More On Those Links Between Corrupt Government And Pfizer Monoplists

    After David Cameron was criticised for promoting the takeover of British based pharmaceutical company Astra Zeneca and American Big Pharma herdon pill maker and corporate asset stripper Pfize and the leaking yesterday of documents which prove financial links between government officials overseeing the takeover attempt and the American corporation, the whole business has come under further scrutiny.
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    The Best foods for protien are not those you have been told.
    Another group of scientists proved to be crooks and liars interested more in promoiting the profits or corporations that provide their funding? Well that's the way it looks as evidence mounts that intensively farmed produce, particularly meat and dairy goods are not as rich in nutrients as when our ancestors ate meat and milk or cheese from naturally grazed cattle or eggs from free range hens.

    Another Pompous, Arrogant Bigot Slags Off Homeopathy. What Do They Hope To Gain
    The argument about homeopathy is raging again. An article in a leading newspapers says oponents of homeopathic medicine must never tire of explaining that it doesn't work. But when these science fanboys come up against an articulate defender of homeopathy, they rapidly descent to trying to shout down any opinion that differs from theirs

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    Privatization of Water as an Owned Commodity Rather Than a Universal Human Right
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    Measles Witch Hunt - Propaganda War Against Parents Who Refuse Vaccine
    A witch hunt against parents who decline to have their children vaccinated. Who would think such fascist tactics could be used by democratically elected governments in the twenty first century. Well elected (after a fashion) oiur governments may be, but they are not democratic. It is the bankers and corporate entities who hold the real power. And the pharmaceutical companies who make vaccines are among the most anti social of them.

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    London’s Muslim Mayor Sadiq Khan Attacks Trump for LGBTQ Policies
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    Europe Prepares To Join The Currency War

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    The Inconvenient Truth About Driving Electric
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    Another Rotherham? Forty-Four Arrests As Law Catches Up With Alleged Bradford Grooming Gang

    The Rotherham grooming scandal story broke in 2012 when aknown problem in the ton, that of the grooming and sexual exploitation of under - age and vulnerable girls often living in local authority care homes were targeted by organised gangs of predominantly Muslim men. These men, whose ahes ranged from early twenties to over sixty, would ply the girls with giflts and alcohol and eventually corece them into sexual activity.

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    Will Italy’s Mini – Bot Break The Eurozone?
    In spite of the news media’s selective reporting however, another crisis is developing that could destroy the single currency and break up the ‘Eurozone’, the member states that adopted the Euro. Unsurprisingly it has not been reported in mainstream media, and so is not on the radar for most people. At the centre of this budding crisis is not the UK and Brexit, but Italy and its plan for a parallel currency.

    Oxford Academics Turn On Gay BLT Propagandists For Pushing Unscientific Claims
    'More than 30 Oxford academics have blasted Stonewall for pushing 'tendentious and antiscientific claims' in the trans awareness training it gives to universities according to a report in The Sunday Times (a more sensationalized version of the same story appears in The Daily Mail if you are blocked by The Times paywall).

    Oberlin University Fined $33 Million For Supporting Students Accusations Of Racism Against Bakery

    On Thursday, Oberlin College was hit with $33 million in damages when to Ohio jurors found the school participated in protests defaming a local bakery as racist. Oberlin’s vice president, Donica Thomas Varner claimed the jurors ignored “clear evidence” that Oberlin was not at fault and insisting the school was being “held liable for the independent actions of their students.”

    Electoral Fraud Scandal In Peterborough By – election Being Covered Up?
    Thanks to Politicalite’s groundbreaking exclusive coverage of the crooked Peterborough By-Election so far, the Daily Mail have picked up on our story and have revealed a fresh incident of alleged electoral fraud being investigated by the Police ...

    Why Would Iran Attack Tankers In The Gulf - They Have Nothing To Gain?
    I asked myself "who benefits?" on hearing that two oil tankers had been attacked and damaged, and by the time Washington, with is usual incredible alacrity had accused Iran of being responsible for the attacks I was aware of certain significant factors not mentioned in mainstream media reports. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was quick to pin the blame for the incident on Iran, claiming that the Islamic Republic was “lashing out” in frustration over Washington’s draconian sanctions regime.

    Google Spends Just $20 Million A Year To Control The U.S. Government
    It's unlikely that regular readers of this blog or The Daily Stirrer will have failed to notice one of our favourite games is revealing the true nature of the fascistic corporate entities that have been handed control of the internet by inept, virtue signalling, rent seeking politicians whose corruptibility is on a par with their technological illiteracy.

    Why would Iran Attack Tankers In The Gulf?—?They Have nothing To Gain
    ... by the time Washington had accused Iran of being responsible for the attacks I was aware of certain significant factors not mentioned in mainstream media reports.Despite the lurid accusations from Washington accusing Iran of attacking the two ships and linking the latest incident to two other recent tanker attacks, drones hitting Saudi oil pumps, and a missile hitting a Saudi airport earlier this week.

    Google Spends Just $20 Million A Year To Control The U.S. Government

    those who hoped things might change under Donald Trump will be disappointed to learn that while the US president is making noises about curbing the power wielded in Washington DC by representatives of Silicon Valley high tech corporations, those companies are so deeply embedded in government departments that little has changed in terms of the influence the tech corporations have on government policy ...

    Germany Heading For Political Instability After EU Elections? it may be premature to write off the AfD because it is entirely possible their supporters suffered a bout of apathy with regard to the European Parliament, being aware the European Commission will not allow any nationalist grouping to gain influence in the parliament, the Left made some astonishing gains at the expense of Merkel’s CDU and its coalition partners the CSU and SDP. The always fragile coalition is now in even more trouble ...

    Speaking Truth To Power (When power does not want to listen)
    In almost every democratic nation our right of free speech is under attack. In Britain, Australia, Canada and all the main European Union member states we see harsh punishments imposed on those found guilty of 'hate speech,' laws, which protect certain minorities from any criticism, no matter how reasonable, made by people from the mainstream of society ...

    Parents Banned from Protesting LGBT Lessons Outside School

    It was inevitable given the lefts love of Muslims and the LGBT community that the interests of these two conflicting cultures would cause problems in left wing politics. The problem began a few months ago when a gay teacher at a mildlands junior school persuaded the mostly white, socialist governors of the school in which Muslim pupils are the majority, to let him introduce into the curriculum gay and lesbian lessons for children as young as six and seven.

    May 2019

    EU's Top Eurofederalist admits EU wants an empire
    The leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats in Europe (ALDE)
    told CNN that plans to reform the EU and devolve power from Brussels back to the nation-state proposed by the populist paries that have spring up in member states, and led by Matteo Salvin's Lega (League) in Italy, Marine le Pen and her Rassemblement National in France and Hungary's Victor Orban, leader of the Fidesz party would mean that the bloc “will die inside.”

    Little Donny Tusk The Polish Has-Been Tells Britain How To Vote.

    Donald Tusk, who is the President of the European Council and was the centre-right Europhile Prime Minister of Poland from 2007 to 2014 made the remarks in support of his former Deputy Prime Minister, Anglo-Pole Jan-Vincent Rostowski who is standing as a Change UK candidate in London for Thursday’s election.

    The top Eurocrat released a statement Tuesday in which he told pro-remain Brits to vote for the recently founded Change UK party, which supports a second referendum as a means to keep the United Kingdom inside the European Union. POLITICO

    'Black Vests' African Protestors Take Over Paris Airport

    Hundreds of illegal migrants, mostly from sub - Saharan Africa occupied the Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, the main air terminal in France yesterday, preventing people from boarding their flights and demanding that President Emmanuel Macron’s prime minister, Edouard Philippe met them to hear their demands. Predicably the cheese - earting - surrender - monkey government gave in to the demands of these criminal scumbags and granted them all immediate citizenship.


    Billionaire Investor Erik Prince Launches Fund For Electric Car Metals
    While the author of the piece I had commented on recommended his readers to get their savings invested in electric car makers (and Tesla in particular,) at a time most wise traders were short?—?selling Tesla stock. Now I’m not against electric cars in principle but I thought that was bad advice so I told readers to get into funds specialising in lithium, cobalt and rare earth metals. Then once a few fundamental problems (like the tendency of Tesla cars to spontaneously combust more frequently than Spinal Tap drummers)

    Farage Shredded By Welsh Ministry Of Truth Newsman?
    An obscure far – left website https://inktank.fi reported that while campaigning for the European Parliament elections in Wales, Nigel Farage was confronted by a BBC Wales reporter, Arwyn Jones, who asked him a question about Brexit, which you’d expect would be easy to answer: Farage didn’t answer, how could anyone answer such a stupid question posed by an idiotic reporter working for an ogranisation tasked by The Fourth Reich’s ruling bureaucracy in Brussels and their puppets in Westminster with presenting pro – EU propaganda as news ...

    Election fraud allowed to take place in Muslim communities because of ‘political correctness’, report warns
    lection fraud has been allowed to take place in Muslim communities because of “political correctness”, a major report finds as it calls for unprecedented reforms to the British voting system. In a report commissioned by the Government, Sir Eric Pickles, the former Conservative Cabinet minister, today warns that the authorities are in a “state of denial” and are “turning a blind eye” to election fraud.

    The Elite’s Scheme to Eliminate Cash And Impose Negative Interest Rates
    Politicians love inflation, it provides an easy way out of the financial mess they create, Bankers too love inflation because while they lend fiat money, the loans they issue are secured against real assets such as people’s homes and valuables. However both need “the punters they fleece to have faith in the value of the currency they hold or the numbers stored in computers that increasingly represent our wealth ...

    Smoke, Drink And Eat Whatever You Want: Norway's Public Health Minister
    For years we have been lectured and by bansturbators, fingers wagging furiously in our faces as they tell us smoking will kill us, even looking at an alcoholic drink will destroy our livrers, a pinch of salt will cause heart attacks, strokes etc. a cream cake will make us obese, a steak or a burger will give us cancer, and driving our cars will destroy the planet. So it was a pleasure to come across a politician who believes adults can be trusted to behave sensibly and left make their own choices in life.

    Fascism Spreads From Tech Corporations To Finance Sector As Mastercard Blocks Conservative Clients
    Blocking payments to individuals or groups by financial service firms because of their political views impedes freedom of speech in a free society, journalist Ben Swann has told RT, following reports that MasterCard is allegedly on course to censor the far-right by blocking payments from supporters. READ MORE >>>

    Facebook Steps Up Censorship in Britain, Bans Populist News Site

    Facebook continues on its course to become the UK's Ministry of Truth, (the government department tasked with ensuring government propaganda can never be questioned in George Orwell's novel '1984'.) by expanding its censorship of websites US Liberals like the social media site's Mark Zuckerberg do not approve, or that question the globalist policies of Theresa May's authoritarian regime, by removing from its platform content posted by anti - EU populists and critics of Islam in Britain ...

    April 2019

    bYellow Vest Violence Erupts Again, 23rd Straight week Of Protests
    Clashes between Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vest) protesters and French riot police on Sturday (20 April,)during the 23rd straight week of protests across France. Police arrested 137 protesters Euro News reports.

    bLiberal Democrats suspend candidate for failing to support homophobia, rape, wife beating and FGM
    The Liberal Democrats, if they were honest, ought to rebrand themselves The Liberal Hypocrites. After 30 years screeching in sheer horror about the way civilised societies treat women, homosexuals, criminals, and the absolute refusal of some immigrant groups to even tolerate let alone integrate with the laws and customs of liberal democracies. In short The Liberal Hypocrites have joied those political factions that, in an orgy of virtue signalling, have placed Islam beyond honest criticism.

    Extinction Rebellion - their demands are the stuuf of fairy tales

    Forced off the front pages and out of broadcast news schedules by the Notre Dame fire, the Extintion Rebellion protests which brought parts of London to a standstill are nonetheless newsworthy. For one thing they show the left wing bias in British policing and the legal system. Does anyone think UKIP or For Britain could block major routes into the centre of London and only have a few of their members arrested?

    PM cancels Easter break for team negotiating with Labour in a bid to STOP Farage

    Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage, who s>uccessfully lobbied for a referendum on Britain's future in the EU and then led the Leave campaign to a surprising (but only to the political establishment and mainstream media,) victory launched his new Brexit Party this week to get MEPs elected in May now it appears certain that Mrs May's desperate efforts to overturn the result of the democratic vote have partially succeeded by gaining a delay in the date we actually leave.

    Spain's Election Problem: Muslim population in Catalonia grew by 20% in 4 years As Spanish Nationals Are Marginalised

    Catalonia has the fastest growing Muslim population in Spain – and more Islamic centres than any other region in the country. In spite of a strong separatist movement, the left has total hegemony in regional politics and the patriotic forces are being marginalised by the socialists, their elected politicians are excluded from key positions and known supporters are being fired from jobs and having trouble getting hired elsewhere, Defend Europa reports.

    Farage Says New Brexit Party Will Spark "A Political Revolution" And Terrify The Tories
    Nigel Farage, who led the successful Brexit campaign, warned backsliding elitist politicians on Tuesday that his brexit Party would spark a political "revolution" - a cliched line but appropriate given the mood of the country - and strike fear into the hearts of ineffectual Tories who have so far failed to deliver on the promise of the Brexit referendum if the UK is forced to contest EU Parliament elections as part of Prime Minister Theresa May's, the Sun newspaper reports ... MORE>>> .

    Fury as May set to accept a one - year Brexit delay and give Corbyn more influence in exchange for his support

    Prime Minister Theresa May is planning to face down Conservative Party members by staying in Downing Street as long as it takes to deliver Brexit via her dodgy deal that has been rejected three times by parliament.
    Amid angry clashes at an emergency summit of EU summit in Brussels tonight, the Prime Minister looks set to agree a delay of up to a year in the UK’s departure from the bloc.

    Slash taxes now, French tells Macron after three-month 'great debate'
    France must slash taxes now, or face ongoing civil unrest. According to the French prime minister, this is the main message from an unprecedented three-month “great debate” in the wake of anti-government “yellow vest” protests. Announcing publication of the findings from two million online contributions and 10,000 hours of town hall debates around the country, Edouard Philippe said on Monday there was “huge discontent” in the country. Astronomical levels of taxation was one of the prime concerns, alongside unemployment, immigration, and surrender of national sovereignty to the European Union.

    Europe’s Nationalists Unite Behind Salvini Ahead Of EU Elections

    With the EU elections due in May this year expected to deliver another body blow to the dream of a Federal European superstate, Europe's more conservative nationalist parties have today announced an alliance that is aiming to become the strongest group in the European Parliament, with a view to forcing to radical reform on the EU bureaucracy in Brussels, which dictates policy on security, migration, family and the environment, according to Euro News.

    Currency Wars: Former UN Under-Secretary-General Calls For One World Currency

    In this page, we have covered US attempts to expolit its position as issurer of the global reserve currency, and the moves by China and Russia to resist that. Moves to establish the US$ as a true global currency began a long time ago with the creation of the International Monetary Fund at the Bretton Woods conference in the final months of World War 2, with Germany defeated and the world ready to split into capitalist and communist factions...

    Harold MacMillan’s EU warning revealed
    Harold MacMillan, British Prime Minister from 1957 to 1963 gave us a chilling warning about the EEC – (European Economic Community) – before Britain joined the bloc, claiming that Germany had planned on using the trading bloc, as an instrument to assert its supremacy across the continent once more. On Wednesday, 3 April, 2019 The House of Commons voted in favour of legislation which forces the Government to request another extension for 'Brexit', giving our current Prime Minister Theresa May more time to show us the comtempt the ruling elite have for the principles of democracy.

    Hijab wearing, Jihad supporting U.S. Congresswoman refuses to condemn stoning of gays.

    ilhan-omar-ap-img Ilhan Omar (with Bernie Sanders behind thinking "I wouldn't mind giving her a taste of my pork sausage) - picture credit www.thenation.com

    It had to happen, and it was always going to be great comedy value when it did. U.S Liberals were always going to face the moment when their love of Gays, Lesbians and Trannies clashed head to head with their love of terrorists and the Islamic Jihad.

    When hijab wearing, Jihad supporting Muslim woman Ilhan Omar was elected to the US Congress in spite of her strongly anti - American opinions, Liberals were creaming their pants and hailing a great victory in the struggle for equality, diversity and multicultruralism. Poor fools are terminally hypocritical in their virtue signalling,

    March 2019

    Leaked Document Reveals Unacceptable Demands Made By EU Ahead Of Final Talks Before Brexit Deadline
    A Secret document has revealed concession the EU is demanding before beginning fresh talks on Brexit ahead of the 12 april dealine. According to a memo seen by the Sunday Times, Brussels is demanding the UK must continue to pay its share of the EU budget, must implement new measures on citizens’ rights, and sign a legally binding agreement to arrangements to avoid a hard border between Northern Ireland and The Republic.

    Macron Isolated After More High Profile Resignations. Pressure Mounts On French President
    On top of the Yellow Vests debacle, which is now destabilising France as the anti - government protests continue, a string of resignations from the tottering government of President Emmanuel Macron has prompted Gérard Larcher, leader of the French Senate to warn Macron that his authoritarian tendencies were partly to blame for the civil unrest crisis and political instability that have weakened his presidency.

    EU Fines Google $1.7 Billion Over 'Abusive' Online Ad Strategies


    The European Commission has imposed another huge fine of €1.49 billion, ($1.7 billion) for "abusive practices" in online advertising, accusing the search and advertising giant of breaking the EU's antitrust rules and that Google abused dominance position in Internet xsearch by preventing users from seeing search results for Google rivals ...

    Bradford Abuser Gang Victim Claims Bradford, Rotherham, Rochdale Gangs ‘Linked’
    One of the victims of a Bradford grooming gang has told the media that most of the girls at the children’s home where she was placed by local authority social workers were being sexually exploited by gangs of immigrant males. She called for a nationwide inquiry, alleging that numerous grooming and abuse gangs across the country — including the most notorious cases in Rochdale and Rotherham — are linked...

    They Challenge The Narrative, Shoot To Kill Men

    Macron Throws Fully Armede Troops Into Action Against Yellow Vfest Protestors French soldiers will be sent into action against Yellow Vest protestors for the first time this weekend as the protests against the Macron government reach their ninetenth week. Some reports out of France suggest the military are being told to avoid protesters, while others indicate they have been given permission to open fire if the protestors threaten the lives of soldiers or police.

    Thousands March to Save the Internet from EU Censorship Regulations
    Tens of thousands of people have marched in cities across Germany to protest planned European Union copyright reforms that they fear will lead to online censorship. In Munich, it's claimed 40,000 people marched under the motto “save your internet.” Thousands of others took part in smaller demonstrations in the German cities of Cologne, Hamburg, Hannover, Berlin and other cities against the bill that is being voted on this week.

    German Alarm Grows Over EU Determination To Punish Britain For Leaving
    The business community and conservative politicians in Germany are becoming more annd more hostile towards the way Brussels is trying to force the UK Parliament to accept the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement as a fundamental failure of European statecraft that can lead only to a diplomatic catastrophe and long term animosity between the EU and one of Germany’s largest expot customers.

    If Genetically-edited Cooking Oil Is A Scientific Breakthrough Why The Secrecy About Selling It To Us?
    Manufacturers of the latest generation of genetically-altered foods, which are gene - edited rather than genetically modifies, are determined their latest attempt to sell us Frankenstein foods will not be sacrificed on the altar of public opinion as were their predecessors with introduced cuillinary delights like glysophate and neonicotinoids into our daily diet if we weren't careful abourt reading labels.

    The EU Moves Closer To Creation Of Orwellian Ministry Of Truth

    The European Parliament this week rubber stamped a recommendation naming Russia “the main source of disinformation in Europe” and appealed for increased funding for the EU’s East StratCom Task Force, which already received 1.1 million euros in 2018. The East StratCom Task Force is an EU body focused on so-called proactive communication of EU policies and activities in the Eastern neighborhood ...

    Search Engine CEO Testifies Before Senate: ‘Privacy Legislation’ Good for Market and Consumers
    Gabriel Weinberg, founder and CEO of newish-kid-on-the-block search engine DuckDuckGo, testified in support of privacy legislation in the United States before a Senate hearing on Masrch 12 to explain how curtailing the surveilance and data mining activities of Gogle and Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Twitter would create more competition and innovation in the creation of online content.

    There are sheeple who want to remain in the EU at any price, and then there are people who understand the EU


    I am not sure people really are up for reading EU related documents or a whole load more people would be less excited about the EU. If people read the chequers plan and the political declaration they would know the only people who leave the EU are the financial sector. Everyone else stays in without a vote or veto for two years whilst we negotiate the long term deal...

    EU Very Good for Germany, Not So Much for Everybody Else


    Former Ambassador to Germany Sir Paul Lever said in an interview today that Brexit will have little real impact on the European Union (EU), which is overwhelmingly controlled by Germany. Short term he may be right, but with the German economy stalling what will prop up the Brussels cash burning machine one britain is gone?

    Sheffield: 11 Men Charged in Historic Child Sexual Abuse Inquiry

    Ten men from Sheffield, the UK's fourth largest city, have been charged with historic child sex offences including but not limired to rape and trafficking girls for the purpose of sexual exploitation. Another has been charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

    Germany: Economy crisis a growth stalls - car production crashes
    Germany’s federal Government today reduced its growth forecast for the second time in two months as plunging car production figures sent shockwaves through the Eurozone. The German economy, has been propping up the economically stagnant EU for years...

    ‘Aggressive promotion of homosexuality’: School stops LGBT lessons after backlash from angry parents
    It had to happen of course, the left's love of minorities inevitably led to a clash of interests when politically correct, cultural Marxist education policy led teachers in a birmingham school with a large proportion of Muslim pupils, responded 'in the interests of diversity and inclusiveness' to guidelines suggesting compulsory lessons in homosexuality and lesbianism should be taught to all pupils.

    Dutch professor: “Western countries have never managed to integrate Muslims”
    Dutch professor of sociology Ruud Koopmans has carried out a 20-year research project embracing several large scale studies on integration and assimilation, and at the end of it all he concludes that Muslims are more difficult to integrate than other migrant groups.

    Koopmans notes that no Western country having received a significant number of Muslim immigrants has successfully managed to persuade them to integrate with local laws and culture.

    Finnish "Soldiers Of Odin" Announce Hunt For Rapists & Pedos In Controversial Video
    The video, subtitled in English and Arabic, has since been deleted from both Facebook and Vimeo, shows a group of masked men dressed in dark, armed with bats and chains march towards to the camera amid winter darkness, accompanied by heavy metal music. The man at their head acts as a spokesperson and announces that “The pedophile hunting season has been opened!”

    Emmanuel Macron’s desperate push for further integration reminds Brexit supporters why we voted to Leave
    Anyone who though in 2016 that staying in the European Union wass the status quo option will have been disabused by the intervention of Emmanuel Macron and his blueprint for the future of the \europe. The French president is increasingly derided in his homeland for his folie de grandeur; but even his compatriots must be taken aback by his Napoleonic pretensions to create a pan-European state.

    Macron admits Yellow Vest chaos COULD be his fault - ‘I made MISTAKES’
    President Emmanuel Macron of France is trying to appear as if, after sixteen weeks of protests, he is finally acknowledging his initial handling of the yellow vest protest movement was flawed and high handed, admitting it exacerbated the unrest. The europhile president also warned against giving in to the wave of nationalism sweeping across the bloc, as he called for a “strong, united and sovereign” Europe.

    Gang of Migrants Allegedly Raped Underage Italian Girls

    Over the past few years we have focused on reporting the numerous incidences of immigrant sex crimes against white British girls and women, most of which, due to the warped morality of politically correct thinking that permeates all levels of government and the public sector, went largely unpunished for many years until public pressure forced the authorities to act. Migrant sex crimes, and government cover - ups of them are not exclusive to Britain of course, we have occasionally looked at similar problems in Sweden, Germany and France. And now it seems, Italian women are to be sacrificed to the gods of multiculturalism.

    UPS Halts Deliveries To Swedish No Go Zone:- "Our Drivers Have Been Attacked": Though European leaders and the more sychphantic mainstream media journalists throughout Europe ans in the USA and Canada have always denied the existence, of no - go zones for Europeans, police and emergency services in migrant-dominated areas of European cities, "no go" zones remain a persistent public safety threat to white, Christian and Jewish residents and to the public in general. It has been widely reported in alternative media (but harly mentioned in mainstream print and broadcast news, that liberal Sweden has been the country worst hit by immigrant violence and lawlessness.

    Merkel: EU Members Must Cede control Of Their Border |To Brussels
    German Chanellor Angela Merkel sparked outrage today and pushed the EU cloers to its final disintegration when she stated that EU Member states would be forced to surrender on of their most important sovereign powers, control of their borders, to Brussels in order that the unelected bureaucrats of the European commission could 'manage' immigration (i.e. open the border crossings and let any criminally inclined bunch of fanatics enter Europe.

    February 2019

    Bradford Gang Of Nine Who Abused Care Home Girls Jailed For 132 Years

    A gang of nine Asian men who, in a case that follows the pattern set by similar cases in Rotherham, Rochdale, Birmingham, Newcastle, Oxford, Sheffield, Blackburn, Telford and many other towns which has large Muslim populations in Britain,groomed, raped and abused two teenage girls from a care home were jailed for a total of 132 years at Bradford Crown Court yesterday.

    Facebook Insider Leaks Docs; Explains "Deboosting" "Troll Report" & Political Targeting in Interview

    Project Veritas is one of the last defenders of free speech and publishers of the work of unbiased undercover investigative journalism on the internet. Judicial watch working through the courts and people like myself working to bring it all to the forefront. Veritas investigators have obtained Veritas and published documents and presentation materials from a former Facebook insider.

    Hungary claims, “Brussels makes confession about aim of mass migration policy”
    Brussels has effective confessed that its policy of encouraging mass migration which the Hungarian government claims will increase the inflow of illegal immigratnts to the European Union do exist, Zoltan Kovacs, Hungary's state secretary for international communications and relations, said ...

    UK Far Left Labour Party Splits Over Anti-Semitism and Brexit
    As has been predicted for a while now, by both mainstream media and alt_news commentators, the UK's far left Labour Party which has been torn by internecine conflict since current leader Jeremy Corbyn, the long serving Trotskyite Member of Parliament. Labour, which once styled itself The People's Party now finds its core support among immigrant communities and university brainwashed media professionals, it has little need to concern itself with the white working class ...

    Student Suspended from University for Calling Halal Slaughter ‘Inhumane’
    In an assault on our right to free speech a British student has been suspended from university for voicing the opinion that halal slaughter, prescribed by Shariah Law, is “inhumane” and also saying illegal immigrants should not be allowed to use the National Health Service (NHS) for free. The student says he cannot return unless he signs a conduct agreement and undertakes diversity training.

    UK Taxman is 'ruthlessly' pursuing its own contract staff for potential six-figure bills in unpaid tax
    The tax service had decided we were using the self employed status to avoid National Insurance Employers Contributions (a sanitized name for a British payroll tax,) as the self employed were not liable for this levy. By reinterpreting a law in such an extreme way it stretched words beyond any literal meaning, the taxman decided we should all set up limited companies, with ourselves as the only employee, thus making our employers, the quasi - companies, liable as our employers for the payroll tax.

    Student Suspended from University for Calling Halal Slaughter ‘Inhumane’
    In an outrageous assasult on our right to free speech a British student has claimed he has been suspended from university for voicing the opinion that halal slaughter, prescribed by Shariah Law, is “inhumane” and also saying illegal immigrants should not be allowed to use the National Health Service (NHS) for free. The student says he has been told he cannot return unless he signs a conduct agreement and undertakes diversity training.

    Right wing in Spain is booming – Expect A Shock Result In Elections

    The election, which will be spain's third in under four years, is a further sign of an increasingly fragmented political scene in one of the EU's larger states, with the strength of Catalonia‘s independence movement, and the revival of the Basque separatist movement having been given impetus by Calalonia's progress having dominated recent debate.

    Top CBS Reporter Admits "Mostly Liberal" Journalists Are Now "Political Activists"
    This news story is not going to come as a surprise to our readers, but although its a US newsman blowing the whistle on mainstream media bias, things are just the same over the British side of the pond.
    CBS News chief foreign affairs correspondent Lara Logan has broken ranks and admitted that journalists have lost their objectivity and become "political activists."

    UK Far Left Labour Party Splits Over Anti-Semitism and Brexit
    As has been predicted for a while now, the UK's far left Labour Party which has been tprn by internicine conflict since current leader Jeremy Corbyn, the long serving Trotskyite Member of Parliament for one of London's most fashionable inner city communities, became its leader. Labour, which once styled itself The People's Party is now the rich, trendy, virtue signalling party.

    Facebook Negotiating Multibillion-Dollar US Fine As UK Labels "Digital Gangsters"
    Facebook and its executives were labeled "digital gangsters" by a UKParliamentary inquiry into the social media giant's abuse of users privacy. The company should immediately be subject to statutory regulation the report published at the conclusion of the 18-month investigation by the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport  parliamentary committee recommended ...

    Navratilova reignites criticism over transgender women in sports


    Tennis legend Martina Navratilova has again come under fire for comments about transgender women in sport, reiterating her belief that some of the rules currently in place are “insane and cheating,” and unfair to other women.

    Navratilova predictably attracted a lot of hate attacks from left wing idiots and transgender fascists back in December 2018 when she tweeted: “You can't just proclaim yourself a female and be able to compete against women.

    Doctors admit vaccines are harmful and turn our immune systems against us
    The World Health Organization (WHO) recently included vaccine skeptics – people who are hesitant to vaccinate themselves or their children because they are concerned about the potential health risks – on their annual along with serious dangers like superbugs, climate change, the Ebola virus, HIV and air pollution. The WHO claims that “vaccine hesitancy” increases the risk of a resurgence in diseases they claim are fully preventable through vaccination.

    Spanish Socialist Budget Fails As Budget Rejected; New Elections Expected


    We predicted lasat year when the socialist leader Pedto Sancjez usurped the Spanish government after the collapse of the minority government led by Mariano Rajoy collapsed, could not last. In a widely expected but destabilizing development, Spanish conservatives and pro-independence Catalonians voted to back a slate of amendments to a government budget on Wednesday by a wide margin of 191 votes out of 350,

    Project Fear: NHS Stockpiling Body Bags As No Deal Brexit Looms

    Those who hold democracy in contempt and will do anything they possible can, legal or otherwise, to overturn the Referendim result and keep us in the EU have just come over all Spinal Tap and turned the Project Fear fake news generator up to eleven. Ever since the reult of the 2016 Brexit referendum was anounced, the scare stories about the dire consequences of leaving the EU have broken in mainsytream news seemingly at a rathe onf one a minute.

    Big Data is here, How do we protect our privacy?"


    If you haven't heard of Big Data you either haven't been living on this planet or you're an ostrich and bury your head in the sand. Bid data when coupled with Artificial Intelligence can, we are told, tell us how busy the shops are long before the accountants had added up the months takings, how much metal the big warehouses are hoarding or whether office space is in high demand in a particular area.

    BBC Journalist Allegedly Likens Working Class Men to ‘Amazonian Cannibals’
    It's always entertaining when lefties forget they are supposed to believe in equality, tolerance and diversity and show what nasty little snobs they really are. BBC political magazine show Panorama’s John Sweeney is reported to have been caught referring to working-class men as being like “cannibals from Amazonia” in an undercover video released by leftie hate figure, former EDL leader Tommy Robinson.

    Mother Arrested in Front of Children for Calling Trans Activist a Man
    In the UK's latest and probably looniest example of politically correct fascism, police arrested a mother in the presence of her children. Her Crime? She called a male to female transexual a man on Twitter. 38-year-old Kate Scottow, told reporters she was “arrested in my home by three officers, with my ten-year-old daughter and 20-month-old son present” in comments posted to the Mumsnet online forum,

    European Union Goes The Full Nine Orwells
    Some years ago a bloogger we know created an award for government and corporate schemes involving misinformation, censorship or fake narratives. The Golden Orwells were given to any story revealing suppression or distortion of truth that registered on our Orwell-Huxley-Dick dystopianometer (OHD) scale, named in honour of the three twentieth century prophets of social decay ...

    Germany Rejects Yazidi Asylum Seekers Fleeing Persecution By Islamic Extremists
    The EU’s largest nation and most powerful economy, which righteously lecturs other EU member states on the need to take refugees and asylum seekers, is taking in fewer Yazidi refugees, according to a German newspaper report. The religious minority was terrorized by the “Islamic State” during the militant group’s campaign in Iraq and Syria and hundreds, possibly thousands of Yazidi women were raped and used as sex slaves by IsIS terrorists.

    Germany Rejects Yazidi Asylum Seekers Fleeing Presecution By Islamic Extremists Germany, with its ruling elite of hand wringing, breast beating, teeth - gnashing, politically correct virtue signallers is showing its true colours as, in common with neighbour Sweden, a hypocritical regime that will give Muslims a free pass to rapoe and kill (because they've been persectued,) but will not act to protect minorities persecuted by extremist governments in counties run by Islamic fundamentalists. The EU's largest nation and most powerful economy, which righteously lecturing other EU member states on the need to take refugees and asylum seekers, is taking in fewer and fewer Yazidi refugees, according to a German newspaper report.

    Fiat News Threat To Truth
    Exposing The False Virtue Of Fact-Check Journalism
    Hot on the tail of Fake News, we now have fiat news, which is nothing to do with an Italian car maker whose name is an acronym for Fix It Again Tony. This new type of unrelibable news is news which broadly cheapens the credibility of media by presenting opinion as fact. It debases information in the same way that a capricious tyrant might debase a currency. It tells you how to think.

    'Special place in hell' for Brexiteers, says Donald Tusk
    Though he is despised in his own country for the way he sold out to the EU, former Polish leader Donald Tusk released an astounding attack on Theresa May as she toured Northern Ireland. Tusk held nothing back on Wednesday when commenting on Brexit. Tusk tweeted: "I've been wondering what that special place in hell looks like, for those who promoted #Brexit, without even a plan how to carry it out safely."

    Google Paid More In EU Fines Than Taxes Last Year; Whines About New Privacy Laws One of today's more amusing news items revealed Google paid more in European fines than in taxes on their corporate profits, according to the firm's fourth-quarter earnings report. Google parent Alphabet reported Q4 revenues for the search engine operator of $39.28 billion, up 22%, while revenues for the year were up 23% to $136.8 billion. Taxes in Q4 were $4.2 billion.

    The Full Nine Orwells
    How The EU Abandoned The Concept Of Truth

    Though we were forwarned of what was to come, the EU has now launched its Action Plan against Disinformation. Based on the ideas of French boy president Emmanuel Macron, the plan's purpose, is apparently to "protect its democratic systems and public debates from disinformation ahead of the 2019 European elections. And M. Macron, with the backing of the EU, intends to spread the authoritarian EU's propaganda the incontrovertible truths that there is no dissatisfaction with EU policy except in Britain and Italy ... and Hungary ...... and Poland and ...,

    Fiat News Threat To Truth
    Exposing The False Virtue Of Fact-Check Journalism
    Hot on the tail of Fake News, we now have fiat news, which is nothing to do with an Italian car maker whose name is an acronym for Fix It Again Tony. This new type of unrelibable news broadly cheapens the credibility of media by presenting opinion as fact. There is a certain type of fiat news, however, which should be denounced where it rears its head ...

    Google Paid More In EU Fines Than Taxes Last Year; Whines About New Privacy Laws
    One of today's more amusing news items revealed Google paid more in European fines than in taxes on their corporate profits, according to the firm's fourth-quarter earnings report. Holding company Alphabet of which Google is a subsidiary, reported Q4 revenues for the search engine operator of 39.28 billion, up 22%, while revenues for the year were up 23% to $136.8 billion. Taxes in Q4 were $4.2 billion.

    'Special place in hell' for Brexiteers, says Donald Tusk


    Though he is despised in his own country for the way he sold out to the EU, former Polish leader Donald Tusk, now EU Council President, released an astounding attack on Theresa May as she toured Northern Ireland. His comments were condemned by the unionist DUP party, which wants to nix the only thing the EU and UK agree on.

    January 2019

    US Democrats Supernut Proposes Green - Politically Correct New Deal
    Alexandria Ocasdio - Cortez is a truly wonderous human being. The newly inaugurated congress woman for a New York district manages to simultaneously sit on every green or politically correct bandwagon currently rolling even though, like the rest of us, she only has one arse. In her latest delusional outburst this darling of brain - fried millennials claims to have formulated a way to fix environmental problems and abolish racism. And it only involves spending $$$ a few trillion.

    Latests EU Attack On Italy's Salvini Shows The Elite Are Scared
    A court in Sicily has allowed proceedings against Italian Eurosceptic leader of The League and all-around pain-in-the-arse for The Davos Crowd, Matteo Salvini. In what must be one of the most ludicrous EU efforts to silence nationalist leaders ahead of elections to the European Parliament, judges ruled Salvini should stand trial for the charge of kidnapping migrants held on boats off Italy’s shores.

    The Finns fight back – after multiple cases of child rape Soldiers of Odin patrol the streets of Oulu
    In response to government failure to deal with rising numbers of rapes and assaults on Finnish children by immigrant men, a vigilante group Soldiers of Odin has started patrolling streets the streets and public places in Oulu, the most northerly city in the world outside Russia, in response to multiple cases of rape and sexual assault committed against Finnish children by immigrant men

    Week 11 Of Yellow Vests unrest keeps pressure on Macron
    France’s yellow vest protesters hit the streets again last weekend. It's reported that numbers were up, not only in Paris but also in many provcincial centres where protests took place. This keeps pressure on President Macron, who can only rant about divisions in the movement as if they are an organised political force rather than a spontaneous expression of outrage by random groups of citizens.

    a href="http://www.greenteethmm.com/climate-lies-composite.shtml#190828-davos">Davos Doomsday Despair

    Speaking at the World Economic Forum last week, UN chief Antonio Guterres warned that the world is “losing the race” on climate change as he demanded that governments make bolder commitments beyond the Paris accord. “Climate change is the defining issue of our time”, he told an audience at the annual WEF jolly for the super rich in Davos, Switzerland ...

    Most Absurd Brexit Claim Ever: "30-Year Recession, Worse Than 1930s
    Writing in that repository of all left wing and globalist idiocies The Guardian, writer Amelia Hill makes the nonsensical assertion UK cannot simply trade on WTO terms after no-deal Brexit, offering only the opinions of left wing and globalist ‘experts’ in support of her case. Here’s a sample ...

    Friendly fraud: Facebook Encouraged Kids To Spend Fortunes On Online Games

    May Nearing A Brexit Deal Breakthrough? The UK Parliament is rumoured in some quarters to be nearing a breakthrough in negotiations that will enable an altered version of Prime Minister Theresa May's sellout deal with the European Union to be accepted by elected representatives. It is thought a proposal by Graham Brady, leader of the Conservative rank and file (back benchers) which would throw out the hated 'Irish backstop'

    Mad Mac Macron attacks Brexit, Threatens Yellow Vests

    The UK’s Leave vote in the Brexit refererndum was caused by misplaced “anger” and foreign disinformation, a raving mad Emmanuel Macron told French audiences, warning critics of his globalist, authoritarian regime in France to beware “people who manipulate you with miracle ideas”. Hang on! Wasn't Mad Mac elected on the strength of 'miralcle ideas' less than two years ago?

    Sweden Appoints Anti-Semitic Hippie Lunatic as Cultural Minister in New Government
    After months of negotiations, the Socialist Democrats have formed a coalition government together with the Green party. And the catastropic result of that for the people of Sweden is the appointment of Amanda Lind as Culture Secretary. Only hours after being appointed she plunged into controversy, praising amongst others Mehmet Kaplan, calling him a “pioneer” and “hero”. Kaplan is an Islamic extremist with known links to The Muslim Brotherhood ...

    College Teaches Ed. Students How To "Combat Toxic Masculinity"

    Students at Lewis and Clark College’s Graduate School of Education (a teacher training college,) will be able from spring 2019 to enrol on a course that will teach them to recognise and deal with toxic masculinity in the classroom. Participants who complete the course will have “a lesson plan based on an idea or strategy presented during sessions, and will return to their classrooms with strategies to combat toxic masculinity.”

    Facebook Slides After Report Claims 50% Of Its Users Are Fake
    As it is Burns day we think the words of Scotland's national poet serve pereftly as a warning to Silicon Valley nerds with world domination ambitions: "The best lain schemes o' mice and men gang aft agley."
    One such world domination wannabe for whom things have gang agely in the past year is Facebook supremo Mark Zuckerberg. But as badly as things have gone for Facebook since the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal broke one year ago, in conformation of Murphy's law ("No matter how bad things are thery can always get worse," a new report froma team of researchers, led by a former coleague of Mark Zuckerberg at Harvard who helped Zuck create one of the original Facebook prototypes, suggests the reality of the company's circumstances is even more dire than investors realize.

    No Deal, No Problem: World Runs On WTO Rules These Days - OECD Chief
    As the deadlock in the UK Paliament over Brexit continues and the political establishment mainstream media panic over the prospect of the UK leaving the EU with no trade deal, José Ángel Gurría Treviño, Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), has confirmed that the world’s advanced economies are “absolutely” able to cope with a No Deal Brexit, and that the OECD would help the United Kingdom to make it happen in “the most seamless possible way”.

    Davos 2019: As 1500 Private Jests Descend On The Small Swiss Resort, Climate Change Is High On The World Economic Forum Agenda
    Every year leading figures from business, politics and entertainment gather at the World Economic Forum to discuss the world's most pressing problems. This year's theme is "Globalization 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the the Fourth Industrial Revolution". The summit is a meeting of the global influencers from politics to business, culture and the media. During the week these elite will meet and discuss a range of topics, including the economy, climate change and international relations.

    Teenage Girl Felt Like 'Just A Toy To Mess About With', Court Told

    A teenager who was groomed to have sex with a group of Muslim men told a jury in Bradgord Crown Court the abuse made her feel was “just a toy to mess with.” Now in her mid-twenties, the woman told the Court she turned to alcohol and cocaine and started self - harming as coping mechanisms. She was coerced into having sex with the men in turn after they began arriving at her house when she was 16, she alleged.

    Yellow Vests Protest Merkel-Macron Plan To Integrate Defence, Foreign Policy

    The left wing wankerati will not doubt be screaming about racism and xenophobia when they learn of the latest exploits of the German Yellow Vest movement who were out protesting against the latest step Hausfrau - Volksfuhrer Merkel and The Boy Macron have taken towards politically integrating Germany and France, on which Original Boggart Blog and The Daily Stirrer have been following developments ...

    French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel exchange the French-German friendship treaty during the signing ceremony, on January 22, 2019 in the town hall of Aachen, western Germany. (Photo by LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images)

    The left wing wankerati will not doubt be screaming about racism and xenophobia when they learn of the latest exploits of the Yellow vest movement. This time it is the German branch of the movement who were out in the streets protesting against the latest step Hausfrau - Volksfuhrer Merkel and The Boy Macron have taken towards politically integrating Germany and France, a plot not mentioned by mainstream media but on which Original Boggart Blog and The Daily Stirrer have been following developments

    The Yellow Vests, Deplorables and Gammons Are Here To Stay

    The Gilets Jaunes (yellow vest)movement, which began as a Facebook group for dissatisfied French drivers almost a year ago and since the Macron government proposed a hike in fuel taxes for petrol and diesel cars spakred the first street protests, has mushroomed into a people's rebellion against globalism and corporatism. It has worried the French establishment and succeeded in forcing the usually arrogant and imperious President Macron into offering what globalist fellow travellers in mainstream media call major concessions from the government,

    The Davosocracy Gang Gather As Globalism Goes Into Retreat Worldwide

    As is usual at this point in January the world’s financial and political elite are assembling in the Davos - Kloisters ski resort in the Swiss Alps for the World Economic Forum. These people, who have travelled by private jet, often half way round the wold to get to the jolly, their vision of ever-closer commercial and political ties, i.e. a totalitarian world government made up of appointees from the political, business and academic elite...

    'Yellow Vests' Protests Becoming A Revolution - 10th Weekend of Civil Unrest in France
    Yellow vest demonstrators gathered in the French capital on Saturday for the 10th consecutive weekend of anti-government protests titled "Act 10". Protesters filled the streets of Paris and other cities in France, with thousands of police standing guard. Earlier, President Emmanuel Macron launched his “national debates” on the crisis.

    Liberal News SiteBuzzFeed Pillorioed On Social Media After Fake News 'bombshell' on Mueller & Trump
    Since Trump's vicory in the 2016 election wild accusations that he collaborated with the Russian government have been flung about none of which have been supported by a shred of credible evidence. This week the strongly liberal buzzfeed online news site ran a story that Trump ordered his lawyer to lie to Congress, left leaning media went into meltdown ...

    Google Staff Outrage When Boss Uses The Word Family - It's sexist, HomophobiC and Offensive

    A Google executive has 'trigggered' many of the fragile snowflakes employed by the wannabe World Domination Corp. by using the word “family” in a weekly, corporate presentation, according to internal documents leaked to The Daily Caller News Foundation (DCNF).Many employees became angry when the word was used while discussing a product marketed to children, because it implied that families have children, the documents reveal.

    Furious Yellow Vest protestors Clash with police ahead of Macron's summit with Mayors
    France's crisis surrounding the presidency of Emmanuel Macron’s and his elitist style of governing continued to escalate today as poll showed Marcon's approval ratings plummeting to new lows and protestors staging angry demonstrations across the country. The so called Gilets Jaunes (yellow vests) protests which started in November have previously been confined to weekends but are now starting to take place throughout the week.

    Brexit Is Now About More Than Leaving The EU

    Until now we have not posted anything in the past few days on Brexit. Our position is well know to our readers, let's face it, the saturation coverage left nothing new to be said. The whole thing is a craptangle, but it was obvious from when the Conservative Party engineered a situation in which Theresa May was left as the only candidate for the leadership that there could be no other outcome.

    Asia Bibi Case Shows UK Government Loves Extremists, Bans Those Persecuted By Extremism
    In November 2018 it was reported by mainstream media that the Pakistani Christian mother of five, Asia Bibi (aslo called Ayissa Noreen), imprisoned and sentenced to death by a Muslim court in Pakistan for drinking from a cup used by Muslim women, after having her sentence commuted, was released to live in a fundamentalist Muslim community. Though fearing for her own life and the lives of her children Asia was not offered political asylum by the British government

    Sweden to end months without a government
    Since the inconclusive election in September 2018, in an example of the pro EU, globalist political establishment showing contempt for the democratically expressed wishes of the people, Sweden has been without an effective government as establishment parties, supported by mainstream media and the EU conspired to deny the Eurosceptic Sweden Democrats the share of power they had earned at the election...

    55 Men Arrested over Alleged Child Sex Abuse in Bradford Area, England

    West Yorkshire Police have arrested 55 men in connection with alleged historic child sexual abuse. Detectives investigating allegations grooming and sexual abuse of under age girls and vulnerable young women in the Kirklees region of Yorkshire have arrested 55 men as part of an ongoing investigation. Arrests in the case began back in November 2018, but details have only just ben released. The individuals were arrested from addresses in West Yorkshire Police revealed today.

    First Swedish Yellow Vest Protest -Female speaker: “Put feminism on hold for 10-20 years”
    A Demonstration held in central Stockholm last weekrnd was the first major event in Sweden to feature Yellow Vests. There have been previous small protests by groups of people wearing the symbolic yellow vests but the weekend's even represents an escalation in support of the movement. This time, people gathered at Norrmalmstorg to show their dissatisfaction with how Sweden is governed.

    LITTLE ISTANBUL: Turkish Muslims have made Germans feel like foreigners in their own country When Turks buy a building, they don’t allow any German people to move in. The next thing you know, there is a mosque and soon the whole neighborhood has become a ‘NO GO Zone’ for non-Muslims.

    Globalisation, The Davosocracy and the Pushback
    French writer and political philosopher Renaud Camus, who found fame (or notoriety perhaps,) as the first academic to propose the theory of the “Great Replacement (link goes to French language video),” aired his thoughts to news reporters about the wave of riots and civil unrest that has rocked France over the past two months, giving his opinion that the recent “Yellow Vest” protests are a grassroots reaction against the Davos elite who view working people as worthless “human Nutella.”

    Globalisation, The Davocracy and the Pushback
    French writer and political philosopher Renaud Camus, who was the first academic to propose the theory of the “>Great Replacement ” aired his thoughts about the wave of riots and civil unrest that has rocked France over the past two months, saying the recent “Yellow Vest” protests are a grassroots reaction against the Davos elite who view working people as worthless “human Nutella.”

    UK academic says Integrity Initiative fatally hurt by leaks
    The Integrity Initiative, a UK based NGO set up to combat fake news by spreading the fake news governments want us to see is in trouble, in fact some of its critics say it is so damaged by leaks revealing the organisation dismissed true reports as misinformation and promoted goverment favourable narratives which were fabricated to divert and distract attention from those organisations trying to report events with integrity ...

    Macron May Trigger EU Wide Crisis With Yellow Vest Crackdown
    With no sign of an end to their protests, the Yellow Vest movement looks to have created the perfect storm of economic, political and social problems for political novice turned national leader, President Emmanuel Macron [ ... ] Ignoring the problem made him look weak. All he can do to get himself out of the situation is forget his globalist handlers, put France first, resign and step aside for new elections,

    'Hate Speech' Convictions In Sweden Soar Tenfold As Government Cracks Down On Critics Of It's Loonytoons Migration Policy
    Swede Tomas Åberg, who leads online hate speech monitoring vigilante monitoring “Näthatsgranskaren” w tax funds hich is funded by taxpayers money to carry out the task it's self - righteous supporters appointed themselves for, that of mass reporting European Swedes who write critical coments about mass immigration and its damaging effects on society on Facebook and other social media sites.

    Google is the enemy and must be destroyed, or freedom dies forever
    "Don't be evil," the corporate motto read in the early days, although that has now been dropped because it became something of an embarrassment when people worked out it was incomplete, the full version read, "Don't be evil, that's our job."The Google empire is anything but a force for good ...

    Organizer Of Macron’s ‘Grand Debate’ With Yellow Vests Is One Of His Elitist cronies
    Macron's plan for a nationwide public debate, seeking on the Gilets Jaunes protests, got off to a start typical of the Marcon administration's bumbling incompetence. As arrangements were made for launching the campaign, which promised to give the people a voice, the spotlight immediately fell on to the extravagant salary being paid to the government official responsible for organizing it.

    Prominent Hedge Fund Manager Sees Dollar Losing Reserve Currency Status
    While the liberal democracies, having allowed Cultural Marxists to infiltrate government at every level and implement socially and economically disruptive policies Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater, the world's biggest Hedge Fund believes now is a good time to reflect on China’s progress towards its goal of replacing the USA as the world's most powerful nation.

    UK Government Loves Extremists, bans Opponents Of Extremism
    If it sometimes seems possible to the causual obsrver that the UK government has greater committment to Islam than to serving the interests of Christian and secular people who make up the vast majority of the population, it will seem blatantly obvious after you have read this article.

    After Triggering Mass Migration Crisis, Germany Bribing Foreigners To Leave
    Though Angela Merkel clings to power the effects of her 'open doors' immigration policy damage Germany. It may amuse nationalists to observe as, with one face the pledges support for a United Nations initiative to open all national borders, while with the other she tries to persuade German voters she has listened to public opinion and understands her mass immigration policy is abhorred by a majority of voters ...

    De — Dollarisation: More Nations backing Away From The US$
    In a year which saw the global geopolitical spiralling back towards cold war polarisation, with the weaponisation of currencies, the global community is dividing into two camps, those nations that still support using the US$, and those that favour the new methods of settling accounts through technological payment systems that need no reserve curencies, only a few trusted currencies.

    Japanese researchers develop a prototype humandroid to replace human labourers
    There's no doubt about it, scientidts are a creepy - weird, dangerously obsessive bunch of wankers. They would rather be machines than people. But to stop them feeling like emotionally crippled losers because of their machine - like behaviour, they want to replace all the rest of us with machines. Now I can understand why scientists want to develop sex robots ...

    Is The UK Foolish To Leave The EU

    This question, worded slightly differently, comes up innumerable times in comment or Q & A threads on websites. Here's a near pefect answer from a fellow warrior for liberty and opponent of Euronaziism,
    Barney Lane: Is Brexit a foolish idea? Brexit means Britain is in the EU but is now leaving it. Which part is foolish, the being in part or the leaving part?

    Leaked Documents Reveal Facebook's Biased, Convoluted Censorship Policies
    Since the phrase 'fake news' entered the vernacular, Facebook has employed thousands of human moderators to identify what is and is not acceptable content to be posted on the censorious social media website, not to replace the 'Artificial Intelligence' automated moderation system but to make the judgements 'Artificial Intelligence' cannot

    The Importance Of Freedom Of Speech and Information
    Politically Correct attitudes try to dictate to us how we should behave towards each other with the emphasis on not saying anything likely to cause offence (sic),which seriously inhibits our right to express opinions. Well let’s be straight, what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger and hurt feelings never killed anybody.

    Yellow Vests Don’t Take Christmas Vacations
    For the seventh weekend in succession protestors in Yellow Vests (the Gilets Jaunes) have been out in the streets of Paris, making a public spectacle of their disillusionment with the elists government of President Emmanuel Macron. In spite of Chrstmas celebreations the yellow vests continued their bid to forece the resignation of Macron.

    Security Expert: Sweden is “On the Way to Civil War”


    International security consultant Olle Fjordgren has issued a stark warning that his native Sweden is “on the way to civil war” as a result of the problems caused by mass immigration, a soft justice system that often seems to blame victims of crime as much as the prepetrators, and inability to tackle lawlessness among immigrants in the country’s expanding “no go zones” where crime is rampant.

    Sweden: Authorities cancel traditional Christmas concerts, promote Islamic events
    Sweden’s, and perhaps the world’s largest outdoor Christmas concert “Oh Holy Night”, which traditionally airs on Christmas Eve each year, has been cancelled, SVT news reports. This is most likely part the Swedish governmenmt's policy of suppressing European traditions in order not to offend migrants, Muslim extremists, who steal, rape and murder in the knowledge that courts will be lenient because "asking immigrant to obey Swedish law is racist ...

    Extremist Muslim Group Influence Government Report On IslamophobiaControversial Muslim activist group MEND, which has ben involved in promoting extremism as well as lobbying the government in support of further Islamification of british institutions, has “exerted decisive intellectual influence” in the government's first report from a think tank looking at Islamophobia in Britain, according to a research note.

    Media’s hyping of Russia threat a ‘grotesque absurdity’ says veteran investigative reporter John Pilger
    Investigative journalist John Pilger has called out the “grotesque absurdity” of those in the Western media who hype the so-called threats from Russia and China to Cold War levels, in an interview with RT’s Going Underground.

    Rape Gang Found Guilty of Sexually Abusing Oxford School Girl
    Following on from a previous report on this page, about an Oxford grooming gang that lured young girls to their "shag wagon", three men have been now been found guilty of historic sexual offences against an Oxford school girl who was groomed and raped from the age of 14.

    UN Migration Pact: Which Governments Are Prepared To Sell Out Their People?
    The United Nation’s Global Compact for migration since being discussed and adopted by leaders and opinion makers from around the world at the Marrakech conference in Morocco this month, it has had a very divisive effect around the world from both the public and their respective governments as wannabe global government The United Nations Organisation seeks to make migration a human right

    “Britain’s political class could see a revolution like they’ve never seen before,” yellow vests UK warn
    Yellow Vest movement hits UKThe Yellow Vest movement, which started in france and has spread to The Netherlands, Belgium, Austria and Spain is not on course to end anytime soon, with British activists taking to the streets of London last Friday. They donned the appropriate hi vis waistcoats and blocked traffic on Westminster Bridge, one of the main rover crossings in London, chanting pro-Brexit slogans.

    Yellow Vests Week 5 And Bare Breasted Mariannes
    After France’s Yellow Vests rebellion turned violent last week during the fourth week of protest against the government of Emmanuel Macron, this weekend’s protests (week 5) saw a further escalation in the protesters anger against the government, which they claim is for the rich and foreign nations rather than the people of France. Well as this news site has always said, that is what globalism is all about.

    Bare-Breasted ‘Mariannes’ Confront Macron’s Riot Police Thugs As Yellow Vests Second French Revolution Gathers Momentum
    After France’s rebellion of the Yellow Vests protest against the globalist, elitist government of Emmanuel Macronturned violent last week this weekend’s protests (week 5) saw a further escalation in the anger against the government, which they claim is for the rich and foreign nations rather than the people of France. Again vast number of police, around 70,000 according to unofficial reports, have been mobilized across France in an effort to suppress the protesters,

    Bare-Breasted 'Mariannes' Confront Macron's Riot Police Thugs As Yellow Vests Second French Revolution Gathers Momentum
    After France's rebellion of the Yellow Vests turned violent last week during the fourth wek of protest against the globalist, elitist govertnment of Emmanuel Macron, this weekend's protests (week 5) saw a futher escalation in the protesters anger against the government, which they claim is a government for the rich and for foreign nations rather than the people of France. Well as this news site has always said, that is what globalism is all about.

    The Truth About Climate Change Is Not On The Cover Of The Rolling Stone
    Rolling Stone was once a decent music magazine, in fact my title references a Dr. Hook song lyric which made the claim that you have ‘arrived’ when you get your picture on the cover of the Rolling Stone. Alas, like so much connected with music, entertainment and Hollywood, The Rolling Stone has disappeared up its own arse. Now, instead of sticking with what it is good at, Rolling Stone fancies itself as a left wing opinion maker ...

    EU To Reduce Dependence On US Dollar As Sanctions Hit Trade With Iran
    Plans to reduce European Union dependence on the US dollar have been rumoured for a while now, as China’s alternative to the Petrodollar continues to gain strength. The EU is not signing up to the move by Russia, China and the other BRICS bloc nations to replace the dollar but are thinking involvement with the emerging economies bid to break US economic hegemony will improve the 27 member Union’s ability to run an independent foreign policy ...

    G20 Elitists Club Teetering On The Edge Of The Abyss
    Ten years after The G20 first convened to bring together the leaders of world’s main powers and controllers of natural resources. The Group of 20 was doomed from the start. Russia and China were never going to agree to US economic hegemony, the European Union nations were never going to accept Saudi Arabian human rights abuses and some of the third world nations were never going to be happy with the liberal west's LGBT rights.

    Mass Arrests In Paris As “Gilets Jaunes” Protests Go Into Third Week, Spread To Belgium
    As the violent protests of the so?—?called Gilets Jaunes (Yellow vests,) which have spread to most major cities in France, with protestors angry at the policies of elitist president Emmanuel Macron, which they claim ignore the interests of the working and middle classes and favour the elites and the globalist corporations who support the move towards a federasl European superstate.

    November 2018

    UK Parliament Seizes Internal Facebook Documents
    After Mark Zuckerberg has twice failed to respond to a summons to answer questions in front of a UK Parliamentary investigation into Facebook’s failure to protect users privacy, and hold accountable for the Cambridge Analytica data breach outrage, the U.K. Parliament has seized a cache of Facebook’s confidential documents

    SJWs Infiltrate Google?—?Organise Rebellion Of The Humandroids
    Thousands of Google employees staged walkouts in offices around the world earlier this month in protest at the company’s bias toward white males in its hiring policy and the alleged protection of senior employees accused of sexual harassment and assault.

    Have Mainstream Media Seen Through Facebook And Google At Last Mainstream media has seen through Google and Facebook at last, it seems. For years print and broadcast news have heaped praise on digital media while tech corporations like Google and Facebook censored content and filtered their rivals pages out of search results.

    The Full Orwell - UK Government Comes Over All Big Brother
    In a stealthy, or to be more accurate, creepy move that bypasses the democratic process the British government, without debate in our elected assembly, without media coverage and without the authority of law, the UK Government has usurped to itself the power to take biometric data from all of us and store it in ...

    The Dark Motives Behind The FUKUS axis Regime Change In Libya


    At around that time, a coalition of western powers, France, The UK and The USA (the FUKUS axis,) had deposed the Libyan dictator Muammar Gadaffi and turned Libya from the most prosperous and socially advanced nation on the African continent to a chaotic failed state with three rival factions, the Islamists, tribal warlords and gangsters all claiming to be the legitimate government.

    Nations Rebel Against The UN Migration Pact The UN's Global Compact for Migration sets out nonbinding guidelines for an integrated approach to international migration. DW looks at the agreement and at why some nations are vehemently against it. The compact is based on belief that the world needs to cooperate if massive migration flows are to be managed in a humane manner, while still taking account of the values of state sovereignty ...

    Russian Gold Reserves Hit Putin-Era High, Buying Frenzy Accelerates
    The move to dump the US dollar as the main reserve currency for international trade seems to be gatherinmg momenum in spite of US sanctions mania when smaller countries will not obey wasdhington's diktat.

    Bloomberg's Yuliya Fedorinova and Olga Tanas report today that the Bank of Russia has more than doubled its monthly gold purchases, bringing the share of bullion in its international reserves to the highest of Putin’s 17 years in power, according to World Gold Council data.

    Genetically Engineering The Apocalypse

    Scientists tend to get carried away with enthusiasm fort theor latest idea, which they invariably claim will bring great benefits to humankind. The problem with such enthusiasm is, with their minds focused on prestigious awards, research grants and lucrative publishing deals, these rather immature people do not often think of the undesirable consequences of their creations.


    October 2018

    Top Cop Slams Politicised ‘Hate Crime’ Obsession, Demands Focus on Real Crime

    One of the UK’s highest ranking police officers has attacked the government's policy of prioritising “hate crimes,” over serious crimes such as theft, vandalism, violence and fraud, calling for officers to be reassigned to investigate more burglaries and violent attacks by focusing on “core policing.”

    gettyimages-898778760-640x480 Most British people agree police have lost control of the streets because of politically correct government policies

    One of the UK’s highest ranking police officers has attacked the government's policy of prioritising “hate crimes,” over serious crimes such as theft, vandalism, violence and fraud, calling for officers to be reassigned to investigate more burglaries and violent attacks by focusing on “core policing.”

    National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) Chair Sara Thornton CBE also said she did not want to see “misogyny” and offensive comments about women specified in law as hate crimes. One can only hope she feels the same about truthful criticisms of Islam, which glorifies misogyny, violence and rape.

    Grooming Gangs: Police Ignored Mother's Pleas to Find Charlene Because She Was Working Class

    Elites Losing The War On Cash? Sweden U-Turns On 'Cashless Society' Agenda
    Sweden was leading the the War On Cash, the ruling elite had pushed the idea that a cashless society would protect citizens from crime and be more convenient. There was no mention that in a cashless society we would completely surrender control of our money to banks, and our privacy in financial matters to government security agencies...

    Presentiment?—?Can Your Body Sense Future Events Without Any External Clue?

    Recent work at the limits of scientific enquiry is looking at the phenomenon of presentiment (knowing stuff is going to happen before it happens) Research in this area is discovering our bodies may anticipate events below our level of normal consciousness. This is entirely consistent with the work already done in the physics associated field, Quantum Entanglements.

    Lancashire Bans ‘Cruel' Halal Meat From Schools, But Some Councils ‘Kow-tow to Islam’ and Serve Halal
    In a rare example of politicians putting British values first, Lancashire council voted to cease serving meat from animals that are not stunned before slaughter in schools. Although it signals a step in the right direction after a decade of leftists pushing officials towards favouring Islamic communities over Secular and Christian citizens, around one in 10 UK councils are still supplying sharia compliant halal meat to schools .

    Scaremongering IPCC Pushes Climate Hysteria With Latest Doomsday Report
    Those discredited jokers, gropers and fake scientists of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have surpassed themselves in the idiocy stakes in their latest report (Summary for Policy Makers linked below). It is just a rephrased version of the farrago of adjusted data, dubious science, wailing and gnashing of teeth and eco-fascistic edicts on how we shall all live our lives in the future.

    Universal Basic Income Is Silicon Valley’s Latest Scam…The plan is no gift to the masses, but a tool for our further enslavement
    A daft idea from socialist intellectual idiots that has quickly acquired sacred cow status among the mindless mobs that make up 'the left' is Universal Basic Income. Among the most prominent champions of UBI are a clutch of Silicon Valley billionaires, whose complete lack of ethical awareness and track record for exploiting low paid workers should make us wonder why we continue to support their shoddy products.

    Censorship Comes To The Internet - Goodbye Free Speech
    Censorship has always been a sore point in democratic societies, without the right to free speech democracy does not exist. So why have we for years now been willing to tolerate the efforts of Silicon Valley high tech corporations and their left - leaning (that's left as in Chairman Mao or Pol Pot,) been willing to tolerate this.

    How Many Times Can Dr. Merkel-Who Regenerate Her Government
    >This week the new series of Doctor Who launched amid much ballyhoo about The Doctor being played for the first time by a woman. While many pedantic Whooverans are appalled and complain that the lead role belongs to a man, in my opinion Jodie Whittaker (best known to date for Broadchurch,) the thirteenth Doctor Who, looks as if she may be the best Doctor since David Tennant.


    Algorithms Are No Better At Telling The Future Than Tarot Cards Or A Crystal BallAccording to a new report “An increasing number of businesses are investing in advanced technologies that can help them forecast the future”. It’s true , almost every day we see supposedly intelligent people who believe that with things called ‘Data Science’, ‘Artificial Intelligence,’ and ‘Big Data’, machines can already be relied on to make better decisions than humans, and that soon computers will surpass us in actual intelligence.

    E.U. Parliament Members Call for Facebook Audit, Competition Law Overhaul
    Though not widely reported (well the proceedings were boring,) a number of parliamentary hearings in the European Parliament and the elected assemblies of member nations, have investigated Facebook’s user data breach scandal involving the data thieves Cambridge Analytica. European Union MEPs, including those from Britain have called for a full audit of the social media company and an overhaul of E.U. competition law.

    Vaccine Damaged Child Compensated By US Special Vaccine Court. As they started their family, Mooresville residents Theresa and Lucas Black dutifully got their children immunized, never doubting their doctor’s word that vaccines are safe and necessary. But their faith in those promises was shaken in 2001, when their 3-month-old daughter, Angelica, developed life-threatening seizures and brain damage just three days after getting several vaccinations.

    How Many More Lives Does Angela Merkel Have Left?
    Germany was the most prosperous and stable democracy in Europe under Hausfrau - Volksfuhrer Merkel until she won her third term as Chanellor. That victory had the same effect as being declared divine once had on Roman Emperors. Merkel began to believe she could change the world by supporting schemes to unite Europe under a single government and flood the continent with third world migrants. And she believed she could succeed because Germans, the ignorant masses, would march in lockstep behind her.


    Supreme Court Fiasco Shows The US Democratic Party Is No Friend Of Democracy
    A look at the way efforts by the US Democratic Party to shaft Trump have backfired on them. Trump is no politician for sure, he's undiplomatic, confrontational, crude, economical with the truth when it suits him, and very direct in expressing his views (a change from the mealy mouthed equivocation favoured by most politicians, but whatever his failings, he's a smart operator and he's outwitting the Democrats every time.

    How Can The 'Left' Talk Of Equality When They Don't Tolerate Diversity Of Opinion
    One of the first things I learned at my Grandfather's knee was the importance of free speech and of exposure to different ides and shades of opinion. Grandad had been a member of the Labour party before World War One and had lived through the class wars early in the twentieth century. My Dad was a Labour man too, until as a newspaper reporter, he learned things about socialism that shocked him.

    Brexit has terrified 'Brussels bubble' - German insider The EU elite "lost faith in their own appeal and abilities" following the Brexit referendum vote and the surge in support for nationalist parties. The knee jerk response of the Brussels bubble was to try (and fail) to punish Britain for defing Brussels in the same way as they had punished small nations like Greece, Portugal and Ireland, which in their perception was the only way to prevent the EU breaking apart.

    How Russia plans to disentangle its economy from US dollar
    The Russian Finance Ministry this week officially revealed a plan to end the country's dependence on the US dollar for foreign trade. Economic analysts are warning it will be a long process, but Russia and China, with support from Iran and a number of other oil rich countriies whose oil trade is restricted by US use of the petrodollar to manipulate makets, are several years along the road to economic independence alredy ... MORE in Currency Wars

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