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31 March 2012

The Only Extremists In Mainstream Politics Are 'Progressive Liberals' aka The Loony Left

by Ed Butt

When the "progressive liberals" of the loony left start accusing the UK Independence Party of being right wing extremists it's time to take a close look at politics and discover who the real swivel eyed extremists are. Eyes left everyone

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30 March 2012

George Galloway's By Election Victory Shows Voters Contempt For Main Parties

by Ian R Thorpe

Mainstream 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 rarely attends the parliamentary talk shop. They will be right about all these things. Galloway, the maverick, the popinjay, the clown makes it easy to mock him.

Galloway's victory, by a majority of 10,000 votes ( 56%) of votes cast) against candidates from the three main parties, Conservative Labour and Liberal Democrat in the predominantly working class Bradford West constituency does not herald the emergency of Respect as a political force but it should send a message to party managers of the three main parties that spells out the utter contempt the electorate feel at the political elite's attitude.. Startling results like this defy political analysis, leaving press and television commentators to explain it away with references to Galloway's rhetorical skills (an he can speak, eat your heart out Mr.Mumbles Obama) and tactical political genius. There's a certain irony to that, given that the picture contrasts unconvincingly with the jester they depict elsewhere.

Personal qualities have a lot to do with what happened last night. A charismatic and eloquent candidate is a necessary but insufficient condition if a minor party is to win any contest. What is also needed is a political context in which their message resonates. Galloway's post-Labour political career (he resigned from government and party over the Iraq invasion showing himself to be a man of principle) is a testament to the possibility of allying young people, radicals and Muslims against the mainstream Westminster agenda.

Was George Galloway not vilified for siding with Saddam then? you might well ask. He was by the political establishment and the media but the British people were overwhelmingly against that war and also aware that Galloway, whose wife if he is still married to her, is Iraqi. He knew the country, he knew Saddam who was opportunistic enough to fete the rising Labour MP when the Galloways visited the country to stay with family members. George Galloway's warnings of what would happen if Saddam was overthrown, a political void followed by the fragmentation of that oil rich and strategically important nation into theocratic and mutually hostile tribal homelands, is being borne out by events. And the public like a man who trashes his career on a point of principle even if they do not support the principle he resigns over.

The Respect party has often been described as an unholy alliance of conservative Muslims and radical leftists. It was treated as a historical curiosity. With Iraq the dominant issue in British politics for several years, it seemed like a unique moment in which these two groups would share an agenda. Normally the progressive left and conservative Muslims would be tearing each other apart over same sex marriage, female equality and gay adoption rights. In certain constituencies however, places where working class and middle class voters feel as if they have been abandoned by successive governments and thus have become alienated from mainstream politics, an alliance of young people and minorities, bound together by both groups' contempt for the political elite, can win elections.

The Bradford West result does not so much mark a rejection of Labour as a rejection of the British Parliamentary system. For many voters (not just minorities and young people) no party is easily distinguishable from the other two. In actual policy terms that assessment is not entirely unfair, their differences are far less significant than any political head of communication would like to admit. In cultural terms, the viewpoint is entirely accurate.

Galloway's justification for his appalling parliamentary attendance records (634th out of 645 MPs in the 2005 session — just ahead of the prime minister Tony Blair and five Sinn Fein Irish Republican members who refuse to attend) actually deserves to be heard rather than criticised.

The Respect leader said he spent a lot of time making countless public speeches, swapping parliamentary debates for engagement in the country. Of course, it is a patent rationalisation. Galloway, a Scot, did little for the people of Bethnal Green and Bow, the constituency where he was elected MP on the strength of it's having a large Muslim population, after he resigned from Labour. But there is a grain of truth in what he says. Westminster's culture has become entirely separate from the country at large, the public increasingly alienated from its old traditions, schoolboy taunts and stultifying homogenity of politics.

The most important issue for the public in the run up to the 2010 General election was immigration. None of the main parties wanted to discuss it, in fact the then Prime Minister Gordon Brown dismissed one vote as a bigot when she tried to raise the issue. All three parties insist immigration is good for the economy, mistakenly believing the immigrants already settled here and the second and third generation descendents of Indian, East European and Caribbean migrant families favour tighter immigration controls. Another concern is Britain's relationship with the EU. The Politicians, academics, media and senior civil servants almost unanimously favour greater integration and closer economic ties with the emerging single European nation. Voters of all parties are deeply suspicious of what is starting to look very like a bureaucratic dictatorship and are angry at how much sovereignty has already been surrendered to unelected bureaucrats in Brussels.

The classic illustration of the gulf between politics and population though is same sex marriage. This non - issue threatens to divide Britain more deeply than any of the more serious problems we face. Out on the streets nobody cares that two people of the same sex cannot get married in a church. Some do not like homosexuality at all and will never accept it, that is their right. Some don't give a flying fudgecake about church but feel we have gone too far in pandering to minorities. Some feel it is up to the church concerned, civil partnerships have always taken care of property and inheritance rights, (not that that was necessary, it is not difficult to make a will). Very few people feel it is outrageous that same sex couples are being denied the fundamental human right to marry in a church. It is of course not a human right but a privilege extended to members of that church.

Often on being elected, Members of Parliament become besotted with politics to the extent that they lose touch with the feelings of their constituents and start to believe in the myth of their moral and intellectual superiority and allow their individualism to be subsumed under the shroud of a politically correct consensus. Thus they come to be held in contempt with the people whose votes they rely on. But when there is no individual with whom the voters can identify, nobody who speaks their language, elections are won by inertia. People vote on class or religious lines without ever being aware what a candidate believes or stands for.

Labour will want to write this result off as an anomaly, the media will mock and disrespect Galloway and other politicians will scorn him. That arrogant approach merely humiliates those who use it. It is sneering and condescending towards those who turned out to cast their vote for the individual they believe will best represent their interests. The media's is the most damaging to the public debate, because it puts political journalists in the same category as politicians, remote, out-of-touch and uninterested in the actual views of the public and obsessed with the noisy whining of a small groups of self elected minority leaders. This shock victory for George Galloway is evidence that disenchanted mainstream, voters and minority groups can form a powerful political alliance against the establishment. And it shows how dangerous and foolish it is for Westminster to continue to operate in its own bubble of smug self - importance. It is a lesson neither politicians nor journalists are likely to heed.

What it also shows us is that while the debt crisis, unemployment, cyber - warfare, the tensions in the middle east, rising commodity prices and the ageing population are all serious problems, the biggest crisis we face is the collapse of democracy.

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29 March 2012

We told you so, University Degrees Are Worthless

The Daily Stirrer has been saying it for years, now a leading British businessman has come out and said it too. University Degrees are worthless.

Self-made multimillionaire Simon Dolan left school at the age of 16 and went on to form a business empire which now turns over close to £100m a year, putting him 703rd on the Sunday Times Rich List. Mr. Dolan also criticised the designer degree business that is responsible for creating such oddball courses as waste management with dance. He described these and even the less insane courses like golf course maintenance or leisure centre management are ridiculous.

Known for taking risky business ventures, Mr Dolan became recognised as the world’s first “Twitter Dragon” when he invested more than £5m of his own money on business pitches composed of no more than 140 characters. He told media “younger, brighter candidates are much more employable” than university graduates.No matter what the government say we know that the current system doesn’t work. As an employer myself I know a degree is worthless, every other employer I speak to says the same in the main part. University is not the issue of whether you had a good time or not it is the whether you will be employable at the end of it.

He added “Graduates come out with a sense of entitlement, the believe they are too good to flip burgers even if it is the only job they can get. Schools need to educate children to become fully rounded human beings and not make them just pass exams so they can get to university. I think a far larger part of their education needs to be about how to be useful in an office or work environment."

Dolan’s autobiographical guide book ‘How to make millions without a degree’ has divided opinion but with more than 1.04m young people out of work and thousands more being priced out of university it touches on one of the burning issues of the day. Amid huge opposition to the increase of tuition fees this summer he said that the rise is a “really good idea” as it will overhaul “ridiculous” degrees on offer.

“Formerly university was the place for talented people to go to get higher education for later life,” Mr Dolan said. “It typically wasn’t the place where everyone went…everyone can’t be the most intelligent in society."

A Department for Business, Innovation and Skills spokesperson said: "A degree remains a good investment in the long term and is one of the best pathways to achieving a good job and rewarding career. Demand for more highly skilled employees continues to increase. Graduates like everybody else are facing tough times, but the evidence shows they fare better than non-graduates, and their prospects tend to pick up quicker during the recovery”.

Well they would say that wouldn't they?

The Daily Stirrer has always said that the boom in university placements under the Labour government was just a ploy to mask how bad the youth employment situation really is.

Apart from the best known university avoiders, Alan Sugar and Richard Branson and dragon Deborah Meaden there are plent of other highly successful British entrepreneurs who by passed university . Charlie Mullins of Pimlico Plumbers is worth £55 million; Sir Anthony Bamford, billionaire chairman of JCB Property magnate Trevor Hemmings, John Cauldwell, founder of Phones 4u and vacuum cleaner man Janes Dyson are just a few. For a more comprehensive list CLICK HERE

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28 March 2012

Petrol Crisis? Don't Panic?

When nnews that petrol tanker dtiversd had voted for strike acion it should have been as cue for David Cameron to say quoting Churchill, " Keep calm and carry on." Insread he did the worst possible thing by advising people to store petrol in cans or platic containers, thus sparking panic buying.

Petrol sales were up by 45 per cent on a normal midweek day yesterday, as in repose to the government's advice people rushed to stock up on fuel as a "precaution" against a possible strike by tanker drivers o.ver the Easter weekend. No date has yet been set for a strike but it seems more likely the unions will wait, in the hope of carrying out their threat to disrupt Jubilee celebrations and the Olympic festival.

This would be an extremely foolish move and we hope Ed. Miliband distances himself and his party from it. To be een supporting, even reluctantly, such a move will cause a repeat of what happened last time union leaders got the idea they were running the county. In the wake of the so called winter of discontent the Labour government was defeated at the next election and spent eighteen years out of office.

So how serious is the thrat of a strike? Well if you have any plans forv Easter that involve long journeys you hould perhaps fill up your car. So many Garages and petrol stations have closed in recent years the nation probably has the lower stock levels in their tanks on the ground on the forecourts than any time since car ownership became widespread.

Petrol stations and garages are already said to be struggling to meet demand from drivers keen to fill up before any strike goes ahead. According to the Daily Post, the Black Cat Shell service station in Llandudno Junction closed at noon yesterday with a sign reading: "No fuel sorry". One Shell filling station worker said: “There has been panic buying all day and Rhyl (Shell) will have run out by the end of the day. Llanddulas is out of everything but regular diesel.”

Joanne Acton, from Sainsbury’s filling station in Rhyl, said: “People are panic buying after reading about the strike even though supplies are not affected. We have been very busy, it has been constant, but supplies are keeping up at the moment.”

Ironically North Wales in close to onde of the UK's biggest refineries.

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27 March 2012

Petrol Prices Hit A New High

by Xavier Connolly

Driving a car has never been so expensive with the price of petrol hitting an all-time high this week of more than £1.40 a litre – and there was no reprieve for hard-pressed motorists in the Budget, fuel duty will push up the price further in the coming summer. The cost of petrol now averages 140.20p a litre, with diesel at 146.72p a litre. In August the planned tax increase will add 3.62p a litre, meaning the typical 50-litre petrol refill will cost £1.81 more.

To remind you how prices have rocketed, five years ago it a gallon of unleade was 89p for a litre and even in May 2009 the price was sill below £1, according to comparison site PetrolPrices.com. It now cost drivers more than £68 to fill up a 50-litre tank – £3.45 more than it cost a year ago £12.30 more than in 2010. Meanwhile, larger cars fout x fours and vans cost up to £100 a tank.

Is there any justificaton for this or are the government just soaking the mororist because to fill up the hole in the economy dug by urresponsible state borrowing over the past twenty years?

According to Whatprice.co.uk, the forecourt mark up makes up just 5% of the total cost of petrol, while the cost of oil and production amounts to a further 32% - but of course it’s taxation that eats up the largest chunk, at a hefty 63% of the price you pay a. t the pump.

At 139.67p a litre, the cost of a litre of petrol breaks down into: 57.95p fuel duty, 23.28p VAT, 52p wholesale, 1.5p biofuel content, leaving retailers a margin of 4.94p or less than one percent. Apart from financial traders who take fractions of a percentsge point commission as they move £$€billions around, there can be no industry working on such a fine margin. And your local petrol station is not turning ober billions.

Conor Faughnan, director of policy for the AA, is urging the Government to look at the impact of rising taxes on fuel costs, with no sign of these abating. He is right to do so.

“Ratcheting up taxes on fuels, which has been Government policy since October 2008, would be a bad idea for most countries but even more so for us given our dependency,” he said, "this week saw a “Budget Blow-Out”, with the decision to press ahead with the fuel increase in August. The hardship imposed on the consumer and on family budgets ... is extremely serious. We get calls and emails daily from people in near despair because of it. But it is also doing considerable damage to the economy”.

He is right people depend on cars to teavel to and from work and for social activities, the local economies of tourist areas depend on visitors arriving by car to keep businesses going. Whe whole economy depends on cars and delivery vehicles. Ministers make grandiose claims about economic recovery but their actions, based on advice from out of touch academics and scientists, are hamstringing the businesses and workers on whose efforts any recovery depends. It is madness.

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24 March 2012

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23 March 2012

With All The Important Problems We Have Why Are We Talking About Same Sex Marriage?

by Profanicus Maximus

Oh for fuck's sake, how sick are all we sane people of hearing about same sex marriage. what the fuck is going on? Anyone who asks the simple question of how gay marriage came to be a massive and bitterly divisive debate in both America and Europe will surely conclude that it is the most surreal and idiotic political issue of our age.

There is no popular deman for a new law as there was here in the UK for changes in abortion laws or decrimnalisation of homosexuality or for abolition of racial segregation and extension of civil rights in the USA in the 1960s; historically, homosexuals and lesbians have not been interested in getting married while transvestites and transexuals have traditionally been despised by gay and lesbian communities. According to a recent opinion poll, 45 per cent of Britons support gay marriage but 78 per cent think that making it legal should not be a political priority. And yet somehow gay marriage has become the issue of 2012 and is now more hotly debated in commentary circles than the economic crisis, immigration, the situation in the middle east, oil prices, food and water supply problems or any other thing affecting humanity.

In spite of all this nothing in the gay-marriage debate makes any sense. For example, gay-marriage rights are presented as a radical rallying cry for the "progressive left on a par with the struggles for women’s suffrage or black civil rights, and yet they’re enthusiastically backed by such superbly un-radical institutions as The Times, Goldman Sachs and David Cameron along with many in the Conservative Party that he leads. Politicians say they must do ‘the right thing’ on gay marriage, neglecting to mention that there has been absolutely no sustained public agitation, no gays or lesbians leaping in front of the King’s horse in the Derby chaining themselves to the railings around public buildings as the suffragettes did, no marches or sit ins in the face of heavily armed law officers as civil rights supporters did, for the right of gay attention seekers to go to church dressed in fancy clothes and put on a big show. Self-elected gay "leaders" present this effort as the logical conclusion to their 60-odd years of campaigning for equality, overlooking the fact that until very recently a great many gay activists saw marriage and the family as problems, and demanded recognition of their right to live outside of those institutions.

So far only the major religions, the Anglicans and Roman Catholics and Muslims have made a stand against the issue. The Catholic Church and Muslims are solidly against, among the Anglicans the issue threatens to cause a schism. Some political commentators have said it is a battle the religions can't win. Maybe so, but it is a battle the progressive left cannot win either. As usual they have allowed themselves to be fooled by the fact that working class voters support the socialist Labour party in general elections into believing the same people will support any policy the Labour leadership champions. Time and again the working class have shown that while their votes can be bought with promises of ever more generous social benefits, they are in fact far more conservative in their outlook than the middle classes. If this change is pushed through there will be a backlash of some kind.

Again, nothing in this debate makes sense. The legal beef about inheritance, which was mostly hyperbole anyway because wills were available to take care of inheritance rights, has been dealt with by civil unions; church marriage is not a right but a privilege granted to church members at the discretion of the congregation or leaders. This is such a relatively trivial concern to risk sundering already strained bonds of community over, and is so unconnected with any political or religious philosophy that it would make as much sense if, tomorrow, every politician and commentator in the land suddenly started talking about how important it is to give women the right to grow full beards or men the right to have babies. (see Monty Pyth Life of Brian lampooning the rights industry - You Tube) There are probably some women who want to grow beards and some men desperate to have babies and who are we to deny them those rights? The public might well support their the extension of such rights to people obviously not capable of exercising them right while also arguing that making it happen should not be government priority of a suitable thing on which to expend tax revenue (some people might well ask why making same sex marriage would cost anything, but to change the legal status of marriage would involve redrafting numerous laws and thus involve the payment of $£€millions to law firms, which as anyone who has read John Grisham will know, are expert at hiding money from tax collectors.

Given the surreal nature of the concept of same sex marriage, it is remarkable that so many intelligent people are taking the gay-marriage seriously and saying ‘Yes, I fully support the enactment of this long-traduced historic right’. What they should be doing is asking why gay marriage is an issue all of a sudden and untangling how it came to be a defining battleground in the modern Culture Wars. Because it strikes me that what is happening here is that, under the cover of extending equality, we are really witnessing the instinctive consolidation of a new political elite which is every bit as oppressive and corrosive as the old aristocratic elite, and which, lacking the familiar moral signposts of traditional values and the constraint of noblesse oblige seems determined to impose a new set of moral values of their own devising on the masses. In shot they think they can order human nature to change by passing laws. King Canute has a lesson for them. Canute is misunderstood of course, he was not trying to turn back the tide but showing sycophantic courtiers he could not. The modern Canutes are not so wise, having seen the pseudo - socialist dogmas they favour fail time and again they delude themselves that the failure was due to social engineering policies not being radical enough. The progressive mindset can only ever go further in the same direction.

The reason the gay-marriage issue arouses such passions and is so divisive is because it is not an organic issue that grew from the roots up, but a synthetic issue, an entirely top-down, elite-driven thing. The "liberal" elitists want to be seen to support minorities, to say, "look at me, see how I care about minorities and know what a morally superior person I am." Thus the true driving force behind it is not the force that drives any real or publicly manifested desire for change, for homosexual couples to get married in churches, far less a broader public appetite for the reform of the institution of marriage; rather it is the need of the political and media class for an issue through which to impose its values and thus affirm to itself and advertise its superiority. Gay marriage is not a real issue - it is a cultural signifier, like wearing ribbons and wristbands to show what causes you care about, it is the politics of shallowness, the only way in which the "look at me" generation are able to debate.

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22 March 2012

Ignore The Media Squealing Like Stuck Pigs, Osborne Has Not Robbed Pensioners

by John de Roe

Forget all the howling coming from left field, the mainstream media and the Liberal Democrat bit of the Coalition. In yesterday's budget, Chancellor George Osborne did not impose a stealth tax on pensioners. What he has done is abolish an age relasted tax allowance for new pensioners. So anyone turning 65 and claiming their pension with get the standard allowance before paying tax of £9,200. The raised alowance of £10,500 will continue to apply to those already on pensions.

Here is what one commentator said:

Existing pensioners will still avoid paying tax on the first £10,500 of their income, rising to £10,600 for the over-75s, but those benefits will now be ­frozen until the basic personal allowance catches up.

Pensioners groups, it is said, responded with fury. But pensioners groups always respond with fury. I am a pensioner and also a part time financial consultant and I dewal with many pension related queries. In my experience if a chancellor gave pensioners a hundred pounds, oensioners groups would start screaming that it was unfair.

What everyone has overlooked here is that the budget raised the basic old age pension that we pay for through national insurance and should all be claiming, even those like myself who are on a good pension from work. I paid into the scheme so why should I not claim my entitlement? So as one of the pensioners who will be hit by the new tax I wil be paying "up to £322 a year more" but will be getting £275 more in my state pension. Big deal.

Pensioners who only have the basic state pension will not be affected as their total taxable income does not exceed the tax free personal allowance nor will people who get disability allowances as those payments are not taxable. Meanwhile the government faces a mega crisis of debt that has been building since the first Labour government after World War 2. There are signs that problem is going to get a lot worse very soon.

Good luck to George Osborne with his tightrope walking career. He may not be anywhere near the best Chancellor we have had but if Labour were in power things would be a whole lot worse.

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21 March 2012

Asprin Cuts Cancer Risk Say Scientists - But They Don't Mention The Buts

The traditional press is full of reports that middle-aged people can significantly reduce their chances of being diagnosed with cancer by taking an aspirin a day for as little as three years, according to new research. This cheap drug, according to Big Pharma shills researchers not only appears to stop cancers developing in the first place, but also prevents them from spreading to other parts of the body, the new work shows.

This is nothing new, herbalists and holistic healers have long been saying chronic inflammation was a cause of cancer and the anti inflammatory properties of willow bark, from which modern aspirin is derived, were know to ancient Greek, Ayurvedic and Druidic healers.

The report claims those who start taking low dose (75mg) aspirin daily in their 60s appear to benefit just as much as those who start taking it earlier.

The studies, presented today in The Lancet, add to the argument that low-dose aspirin should be taken widely from middle-age, said the lead author, Professor Peter Rothwell, of Oxford University's Stroke Prevention Research Unit.

His team found that taking low-dose daily aspirin for between three and five years reduced the chance of being diagnosed with cancer at that time by 19 per cent. Five years or more after starting taking aspirin, the reduction rose to 30 per cent. He said: "These data do push the argument in favour of taking daily low-dose aspirin, particularly if you have a family history of heart disease or cancer.

"We showed previously that daily aspirin substantially reduces the long-term risk of some cancers, particularly colorectal cancer and oesophageal cancer, but that these effects don’t appear until about eight to 10 years after starting treatment.

"The delay is because aspirin is preventing the very early development of cancers and there is a long delay between this early stage and the eventual clinical presentation with a cancer.

"What we have now shown is that aspirin also has short-term effects, which are manifest after only two to three years."

Note that some cancers. Typical scientists evasiveness. Ask a direct question, "Does it prevent cancer?" and you get "Well is may prevent some cancers.

As we get deeper into this report it begins to look like another attempt by Big Pharma to persuade governments that mass medication without consent is a good idea. Previously suggestions that drinking water be medicated with anti - depressants and statins (anti obesity drugs) have been sen off by public opinion.

Unfortunately it looks as if the more fascistic a corporate culture is, the more influence that corporation weilds over government.

The findings also raised "the distinct possibility that aspirin will be effective as an additional treatment for cancer – to prevent distant spread of the disease", he said.

Aspirin, manufactured by pharmaceutical companies has long been hailed for its blood-thinning properties, leading some to argue that it should be prescribed to those who are at a higher risk of heart attack or stroke, even if they have never had one. Strangely the report does not mention the blood thinning and anti inflammatory qualities of garlic which can be grown in a small garden or window box.

Aspirin is being hailed as a real wonder drug: its usefulness (as willow-bark extract, for fever and pain) was known to the ancients; it does appear to have many potential benefits; and yet its mechanisms remain mysterious or at best poorly understood. When it was first synthesised, as acetylsalicylic acid, in the 1850s, it was used as to relieve the pains of "rheumatism", but no one had any idea how it worked. It wasn't until the late 20th century that doctors started to give it to patients as a preventative against heart disease. Researchers started to work out a theory of heart disease that involved some sort of inflammation process and something called C-reactive protein. C-reactive protein is a marker for inflammation: raised levels of it in the blood indicate an inflammatory process. It is also known that the base-line plasma concentration of C-reactive protein predicts the risk of future heart attack and stroke. Taking aspirin reduces CRP levels, and so may also reduce the risk of future heart problems.

Previous studies have warned that aspirin can do more harm than good in healthy people. Scientists taking a more objective view rather than producing the result Big Pharma required have found taking aspirin does not significantly reduce the risk of a heart attack in healthy people, and is no more effective that a healthy diet in preventing many common cancers but that it “almost doubles the risk of being admitted to hospital due to internal bleeding. Routinely prescribed by doctors as a preventative for heart disease and strokes, it's blood thinning effects have proved fatal in some people prone to ulcers or hemorrhaging.

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20 March 2012

Inflation Falls Again As Government Continue To Talk Bollocks

by John de Roe

Inflation fell to a 15-month low of 3.4pc in February helping ease pressure on cash-strapped consumers and Chancellor George Osborne ahead of Wednesday's Budget.

The consumer prices index (CPI) is down from 3.6pc in January as a drop in prices for housing, lower electricity and gas bills electricity, and cheaper air fare pushed overall inflation down, the Office for National Statistics said. However, the fall was not as much as expected - economist had forecast a drop to 3.3pc - as a record January to February rise in alcohol prices, driven by spirits, held back further declines.

The drop comes as some economists warn that the overall rate of inflation may not pull back as quickly as previously thought amid resurgent oil prices, although the ONS said there was no evidence of this in February. Inflation has fallen steadily since hits a three-year peak of 5.2pc in September.

The official press release reports that in a sign that underlying price pressures are fading as well, core inflation - which strips out volatile components such as food and energy - fell to 2.4pc, the lowest since November 2009.

Meanwhile in the real world petrol has risen from £1.35 per litre to £1.41 per litre at my local garage, I make that a rise of 4.4% rise inside 2 weeks! And anyone who watches commodity prices will be aware that the price of cereals on the world market is up by 8% this year

My Water charges (another non essential removed from the calculations?) acros the UK have gone up by about 10% since last year.

Inflation certainly isn't falling! As long as inflation is higher than interest rates on savings, and as long as inflation is higher than the annual increase in wages, people are still going to be impoverished.

As long as taxes on fuel are rising, as long as council taxes are rising, as long as prices on energy, water, transport and food are rising, even if only to the level of this fabulous 'inflationary' decrease, people will be impoverished.

Who gave the government their very appetising recipe for cooked books? Look, here's how it works (figures simplified) Increase prices by 15% one year, reduce by 5% the next and bingo inflation has fallen year on year. The fact that you are paying 10% more over the two years means nothing. Politicians and economists must think we the punters are all stupid. Yes, inflation has stoped rising and is falling rapidly. if you stop eating , stop heating your home , walk or ride a bike instead of drive your car, then inflation is ONLY 2.4%. What a triumph for government economic policies.

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19 March 2012

Pay To Drive Roads To Cover Britain As Tories Become Blue Labour
by Xavier Connolly

There is no doubt that of all the bad ideas the National Socialist government of Tony Blair and Gordon Brown came up with in their 13 year bid to enslave the British people on behalf of their New World Order mates in the Bilderberg Group was the introduction of toll roads that would make it impossible to get anywhere without paying a road toll to a private company as well as road tax and about 500% tax on fuel to the government. My colleague Ian Thorpe worked out that the round trip from his home near Burnley to see his Mum in Morecambe would cost him around £100.

It was in effect a blatant attempt by The People's Party to tax the ordinary people on average incomes off the road.

We do not expect such stuff from the Conservatives although I have my suspicions that the Lib Dems have become more Nazi than the Nazis.

It is not the Lib Dems who will today be announcing plans to create swathes of new toll roads all over Britain but Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron.

If the plan goes ahead motorists face tolls and pay-as-you drive schemes on privately owned roads or gridlock on the public network. The Prime Minister will say Britain’s “second-rate” road system desperately needs a huge injection of private-sector investment. It's bollocks of course, what Britain needs is a government that will channel an apppropriate proportion of the stupendous amount of revenue they gain from duty on car fuel into maintaining and improving the road system. Instead, governments of both parties whould rather waste our money on foreign adventures in neo colonialism, vanity projects and sucking up to minorities.

The Treasury, Cameron will say, can no longer afford to keep funding improvements and repairs to motorways and trunk roads.

The plans are likely to provoke an angry response from the public and businesses. The roads could add hundreds of pounds a year to the cost of motoring at a time when drivers and transport operators already face soaring petrol and diesel prices and crippling fuel duties and road tax. Motoring organisations last night warned of a backlash, claiming the move was a return to “18th century turnpikes”.

Advance copies of Cameron's speech released to the press tell us he will say "Why is it that other infrastructure – for example water – is funded by private-sector capital through ­privately owned, independently regulated, utilities but roads in Britain call on the public finances for funding?” Mr Cameron will make clear that “sovereign wealth funds, pension funds and other investors” could build and maintain new roads. He has instructed the Department for Transport and the Treasury to carry out a feasibility study with results expected in the autumn.

Funny he should mention the utility companies that suply water, electricity and gas. They are known as the biggest crooks and rip off merchants in the country. And as we are warned of water shortages and and hosepipe bans everybody knows billionsd of gallons of much needed water leak away through holes in poorly maintained water pipes the untility companies focus their efforts on hiring expensive consultsants to dream up ever more exotic scams for stealing from customers.

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17 March 2012

Children Failing At Reading Is Child Abuse By The Education System

by Ian R Thorpe
In the latest propaganda spiel from the Ministry of Truth, Education Branch a masterpiece of understatement may be found. The bulletin states that the reading skills of junior school pupils must be improved. Sir Michael Wilshaw, head of the Minis Education Branch said, “One in five primary schoolchildren moving up from primary schools is not ready for secondary school. One in five, 20%. Surely they can't all be affected by that modern plague, dyslexia. Approximately a hundred thousand children a year are leaving primary school not able to access the secondary curriculum.”

How does the government's education Ministry of Truth (MinTru) (Quasi Autonomous Non Governmental Organisation) intend to improveme the situation, apart from burying it under a pile of bureaucratic jargon ? Sir Michael explained: “Teacher training colleges will come under greater scrutiny by Ofsted inspectors for the way they prepare teachers to give reading lessons using the phonic system.”

It will not work any better than any of the politically correct meddling of the past forty years has worked. If it were possible to improve literacy in our schools by introducing the crackpot ideas of Californian cranks, self styled educational psychologists, it would have already happened. Instead we have seen progressive ideas march and in hand with dumbing down. Unless of course the educational establishment woke up one March morning in 2012 a pandemic of illiteracy and said "Fuck me, half the kids in state schools are morons."

This decline of education has been going on for years with examination standards constantly being lowered to mask the extent of the system's failure. Even the education department admits that more than four out of ten children leave school, after 11 years of state education, unable to read and write properly.

Neither the constant chopping and changing in teaching methods nor the sheer incompetence of many teachers is blamed for this scandalous failure. Instead we are given the usual politically correct clichés of poverty, bad home background and single parents and fingers are pointed at, “children on free school meals” and “the very diverse schools population.”

But it is not an impoverished background or social and cultural diversity which causes the failure of so many children to learn to read. It is not class sizes, another familiar excuse, which are the problem. There is no shortage of books, computers and other technological aids not of teachers who waver their degrees in "educational science" at dissatisfied parents as if a bit of paper can make up for their inability you engage the interest of the young. I know I am writing the truth, because I have something with which to compare today’s shocking educational deprivation of our children. Experience.

My first school in the 1950s was Upton Magna Church of England School in a small village in Shropshire. The school had been built in the early nineteenth century and was one large hall in which the different years sat in separate rows of desks. The pupils were diverse, my Dad worked for a national newspaper and was one of the few people in the village to own a car. The other car owners were farmers or professional people. Many of my classmates were very poor, the sons and daughters of agricultural workers their clothes were hand me down, the free.school meals they had were for some all that stood between them and hunger. But those among us who were backward at reading were very few, even Charlie Record who was always destined for remedial education could read aloud from text books when it was his turn. And every day the teacher would read aloud to us from ripping yarns such as Treasure Island or the Hornblower stories or narrative verse; Tennyson and Longfellow were on the menu as was Lord Byron's stirring The Destruction of Senacherib. I can remember, aged seven, being able to recite William, Blake's Tyger, Tyger.

By the age of nine we knew all the parts of speech and could parse sentences, and at eleven we embarked on clause analysis. We were also, those from affluent and poor homes alike, competent at basic arithmetic from which all mathematics stems. Compared with what was achieved in those days of genuine deprivation for some, today’s education standards amount to child abuse.

Education, and particularly that primary education between the ages of five and eleven is vital to individuals and society alike. Once children have the basics of literacy and numeracy they are equipped to educate themselves no matter how idiotic the ideas of "progressives" they will encounter in the secondary school. At Upton Magna school we did not need lessons in diversity or mulicultural studies to teach us how to adapt to accommodate the children of gypsys, itinerants or refugees to came to the area to work on the harvest, fruit picking and later potato picking.

While we continue to sacrifice the education of generations of children to the gods of "progressive" and politically correct thinking we are only emulating the Aztecs whose priests, having failed to persuade their gods to intercede and defeat the Conquistadores could only suggest that the reason the Spanish were still winning was because not enough young people had been sacrificed. It is not just in education however that the "progressives" display this mindset.

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16 March 2012

Science Defeats Science - Resistance To Antibiotics Could End Modern Medicine

by Ed Butt The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned humanity is entering an antibiotic crisis which could make routine operations impossible and a scratched knee potentially fatal.

Now we should remember that the WHO are the people who gave us the Swine Flu pandemic scare, the Bird Flu pandemic scare both of which were going to kill us all, and also recommended that teenage boys should be vaccinated against cervical cancer. So whether the scientists who lead the WHO are actually barking mad, completely stark raving bonkers in the head, or they are just greedy little bureaucrats who are quite happy to dance to their Big Pharma paymasters' tune in order to keep their grubby noses in the ever flowing trough of taxpayers money we may only speculate.

This article then is about how the latest health scare the WHO is pumping up has come about as a result of following policies recommended by the WHO and Big Pharma. Ironic innit?

Margaret Chan, the organiation's director general warned that humans have become so resistant to common antibiotics it could bring about “the end of modern medicine as we know it.” As a result, she claimed, every antibiotic ever developed is at risk of becoming useless, making once-routine operations impossible. Hyperbole? Well probably, the WHO have a track record after all.

If there is substance in the warning, and similar warnings have been being sounded for many years, the redundancy would include many of the breakthrough drugs developed to treat tuberculosis, malaria, bacterial infections and HIV/AIDS, as well as simple treatments for cuts and septic sores.

Speaking to a conference of infectious disease experts in Copenhagen, Dr Chan said we could be entering into a “post-antibiotic era”. Replacement medicines could become more expensive, with longer periods of treatment required to bring about the same effect, she added.

Dr Chan went on to say: “Things as common as strep throat or a child’s scratched knee could once again kill. Antimicrobial resistance is on the rise in Europe and elsewhere in the world. We are losing our first-line antimicrobials. Replacement treatments are more costly, more toxic, need much longer durations of treatment, and may require treatment in intensive care units. For patients infected with some drug-resistant pathogens, mortality has been shown to increase by around 50 per cent. A post-antibiotic era means, in effect, an end to modern medicine as we know it.”

The warning comes shortly after the World Health Organisation published a new book warning of the “global crisis”, entitled “The evolving threat of antimicrobial resistance.”

It reads: “Bacteria which cause disease react to the antibiotics used as treatment by becoming resistant to them, sooner or later. A crisis has been building up over the decades, so that today many common and life-threatening infections are becoming difficult or even impossible to treat, sometimes turning a common infection into a life-threatening one.”

The paper blames the current situation largely on the misuse of antibiotics, which are not prescribed properly and used too frequently and for too long. The problem is not just in over prescription by medical doctors. Antibiotics are routinely added to cattle, pig and poultry feed to make animals put on weight more quickly thus reducing costs and the time lag from birth to slaughter, resulting in boosted profits.

The WHO paper points to an “inexorable increase in antimicrobial-resistant infections, a dearth of new antibiotics in the pipeline and little incentive for industry to invest in research and development” had led to a need for innovation”.

The WHO has now appealed to governments across the world to support research into the antimicrobial resistance. Ah; more research equals more research grants, more big fat salaries and expensive jollies in luxury resorts for scientists. Right. If we follow the money we always arrive in the same place, greed and self interest city.

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Ed Miliband Is Not Running The Labour Party, Who Is

by Ed Butt Not wanting to witness the nauseating spectacle of Cameron and Obama kissing each others arses the Daily Stirrer editorial meeting today decided we would have a look at how things are going in the Labour Party.

We wish we had stuck with Cammy and Bammy. Here's one report we saw:

"On Tuesday, Labour held the weekly meeting of its shadow cabinet. At its conclusion the members filed out into the expansive, and expensive, atrium of Parliament’s Portcullis House. “Everyone broke into little groups of three or four,” said one observer. “They were all there, having follow-up discussions with each other. Except for Ed Miliband. He was left standing on his own with a member of staff. So he just got on the escalator and walked away.” (Dan Hodges)

At some indefinable point during the last few months, Ed Miliband stopped being leader of Labour Party. There was neither drama nor fanfare. No knife-edge votes, or late-night confrontations. Instead, the authority bestowed upon him in Manchester 18 months ago rose early, quietly packed its suitcase, and sloped off into a chill Westminster morning. It didn’t leave a note."

Wither Milliband? Or perhaps, wither milliband! in the imperitive case.

Poor Ed. I do think he's a decent bloke really, just waaaaaaaaay out of his depth. The task he landed himself with, keeping the unions sweet while trying to turn Labour into something capable of being elected and then capable of governing would have been beyond Hercules.

So how will it end? We forsee Ed being despatched to Room 101 where he will have to face the thing he fears most, Len McClusky. After that he may occasionally be sighted sitting alone in the Chestnut Tree Cafe sipping Victory Gin flavoured with cloves.

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Free Schools Are Needed To Save British Education But Labour Are In Denial

by Xavier Connelly

Labour Education spokesman and former Liberal Democrat Andrew Adonis has demanded that Labour come out in support of free schools. What Adonis has understood, and what the Labour Party and the Campaign for State Education remain in denial about, is that the state education system is close to collapse. While lefties grizzle about state schools not sending enough bright but disadvantaged children to elite Universities the schools under the control of the state, those teaching the nationl curriculum are not achieving acceptable levels of basic numeracy and literacy. The sysyem it is not producing enough students in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects that politicans and academics obsess about so much.

The system is not doing enough for the gifted and talented pupils pasing through the system, in fact such a culture of anti - intellectualism has been allowed to develop because of politically correct ideas on discipline that to display intelligence or scholarly excellence it to make oneself a target for bullying. Education in the state school system is not equipping school leavers with the skills employers need and which make the pupils employable.

The truth is that our education system is stuck in a time warp, ideas that were shown not to work as long ago as the 1970s still have currency. The education establishment has failed to evolve to meet the challenges of the actual world our school leavers must go out into and compete in. But education is run by progressives and progressives are incapable of acceptin that their pet idea has failed because it is a bad idea. The progressive mindset is no more for turning than the Iron Lady. A more relaxed approached to discipline has ledt to a breakdown of discipline?" they say, "Well obviously that is because we did not relax discipline enough." "Lowering exam standards so pupils are not alienated by failure has resaulted in the bightest pulpils getting dumber? Well we must relax standards even further. The theory cannot be wrong, conservatives have sabotaged it."

When its errors are pointed out the response of the educational establishment is to become hyper-defensive, defend their failed methods and mount a massive resistance to any real change, not on the basis of any rational criticism of weakness in what is proposed but simply on the grounds of it not being politically correct. The establishmen hate free schools for one reason; they wrench power away from those who think they ought to run our schools and place it in the hands of parents or reformers. For too long the only alternative to state schoolst for parents who could afford the fees was to run to private sector.

Education is too important a part of society to be used as a protective compound for the sacred cows of the progressive left.

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14 March 2012

More EU Rebels Follow Spain In Defying Burssels Diktat.

by John de Roe

Over the course of innumerable crisis meetings European leaders have tried and failed to produce the right result for a glorious photon oppotunity: extravagant triple-kiss greetings, toothy grins, and wistful stares between Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy.

Last Monday night in Brussels however the stage management went horribly wrong: Jean Claude Juncker, head of euro zone finance ministers group, was snapped strangling his Spanish counterpart.

It was all a big joke of course. Luis de Guindos wasn't actually hasrmed in the making of the photograph and Jan Kees De Jager, the Dutch finance minister looming behind him, didn't wade in with fists flying either. But the grim look on Mr de Guindos' face shows he didn't find it all that funny.

Moments before the indident, the eurogroup had approved a €130bn (£108bn) bailout package for Greece. After months of wrangling and just a week before Greece was due to default on its debts the deal should have been a cause for an orgy of celebratory plate-smashing.. Unknown to the stage managers, behind the scenes, Spain had hijacked the meeting. In a bluntly worded statement, the eurogroup announced they had agreed to relax Spain's deficit target for 2012 - from 4.4pc set by Brussels last year to 5.3pc.

Spain had won some unscheduled breathing space. But what really angered Juncker was that in winning the concession, Madrid had stirred a radical retaliation of "sinner states" against the northern bloc's push for austerity and central control.

All year Spanish officials have pleaded with Brussels for permission to relax their deficit targets, arguing that Spain couldn't take any more austerity. They felt they had a strong case: Spain's economy is set to contract 1.7pc this year; unemployment, already the highest in the industrialised world, is heading for 24pc; while youth unemployment is already over 50pc. Officials warned Brussels that yet more cuts would be catatrophic for Spain. But the answer was firm and consistent: nein, non, niet: austerity targets were "non-negotiable".

At the beginning of March, leaders gathered in Brussels to entrench these rules in a new treaty. The so-called fiscal pact bound all European countries (except Britain and the Czech Republic who opted out) to keep their debt to GDP ratio below 3pc - or face punishment. Angela Merkel was tickled pink: the deal would last forever, she said.

But with sensational timing, just hours later Mariano Rajoy announced Spain would break the rules, immediately. Because the E U bureaucrats were forced to accept this it opens the way for Italy, Portugal and Ireland to demand the same concession. We are back where we started.

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Melvyn Bragg attacks Richard Dawkins' 'atheist fundamentalism'

Broadcaster, novelist and critic Melvyn Bragg has launched a fierce attack on militant atheists and in particular Professor Richard Dawkins, accusing him and those who follow him of “ignorance” and of showing “no respect” for religion.

Bragg poured scorn on the scientists insistence that “reason” can destroy the Christian argument, saying that faith was something that should be examined more closely.

Speaking on Sky Television's The Book Show, Bragg, a non theist himself, defended Christianity and other faiths and accused atheists such as Prof Dawkins and philosopher Alain de Botton of "hitching a ride" on faith.

“Ever since civilisation began people have believed in many gods, one god or none,” he said. “There have also been atheists, people who say that this is unprovable, that there could not be resurrections and reincarnations and miracles. These are all respectable traditions. What’s changed recently is the animus and the ignorance that has entered into the atheist argument, led by Richard Dawkins, most improbably a fine zoologist, a good scholar, Oxford trained, who seems to have thrown everything off in this odd pursuit, particularly of Christianity.”

Bragg argued that reason was not “the primary source of knowledge”.

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13 March 2012

Limp Wristed Vegetarian Nazi Scientists Want To Take Away Your Steak

Scientists Warn 'Red Meat Can Be Lethal', it is not only unhealthy but can increase the risk of death, according to a major US study.

Now you quickly get to the nature of this science in the line above. "can increase the risk of death". Unscientific, scaremongering BOLLOCKS. We are all going to die, forget the delusional belief among scientists that they can immunise us against death, nobody lives for ever. So the risk of death is 100%, it cannot get any higher, it will not get any lower. Therefore you should read reports of this type of research with the appropriate degree of scepticism.

New research carried out in the USA and published today demonstrates eating red meat regularly, especially processed meats dramatically increases the risk of death from heart disease and cancer. Each additional daily serving of processed red meat, equivalent to one hot-dog or two rashers of bacon, raised the chances of dying by a fifth. Data from 121,342 men and women taking part in two large US health and lifestyle investigations were analysed to produce the findings, published in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine .

Now note the vagueness and obfuscatory tactics here. The do not say red meat eaters will die at 60 instead of 80. What they do appear to be saying is that for every ten people who eat red meat, twelve will die. The premise is irrational.

The study claims researchers found that cutting red meat out of the diet led to significant benefits but here again we see the way the issue is clouded in an attempt to manipulate readers. They find a problem with processed meat which in fact is not confined to red meat but, as has been known for years there is a problem with all highly processed foods, red or white meats, fats and they reduce it to appear as it it only applies to the food hate symbol of the limp wristed vegetarian Nazi party ("healthy low fat spreads" are the most dangerous things you can eat apart from the kind of stuff that comes in bottles with a skull and crossbones on the label).

Replacing red meat with fish, poultry, or plant-based protein foods contributed to a longer life, the study says although many other studies have shown vegetarians do not live significantly longer than red meat eater. Nuts are said to reduce the risk of dying by 20% - making a case for swapping roast beef for nut roast.

The studies monitored the progress of their participants for more than 20 years and gathered information about diet. In total, scientists documented 23,926 deaths including 5,910 from heart disease and 9,364 from cancer. Senior author Professor Frank Hu, from Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, said: "This study provides clear evidence that regular consumption of red meat, especially processed meat, contributes substantially to premature death.

"On the other hand, choosing more healthful sources of protein in place of red meat can confer significant health benefits by reducing chronic disease morbidity (illness) and mortality."

Funny how the results of these studies carried out by leftie academics always affirm the moral prejudices of leftie academics and serve to advance their control freak agenda, don't you think. When you read that cancer prevention charity the World Cancer Research Fund recommends that people avoid processed meat entirely and limit their consumption of red meat to 500g a week it's easy to see the hand of health fascism at work. In fact the biggest problem we have with western dies now is the result of scientists meddling with so much of the food we eat for the sole purpose of boosting corporate profits. It is not the meat in processed meats, the ground grain in bread or cakes nor the oil in processed fats that does the harm, it is the added chemicals, the colourings, artificial flavourings, preservatives etc. Look at the list of ingredients on a pack of processed meat, a savoury snack, a pack of breakfast cereal. Food is not the problem, science is the problem.

Dr Rachel Thompson, the charity's deputy head of science, said: "This study strengthens the body of evidence which shows a link between red meat and chronic diseases such as cancer and heart disease. The research itself seems solid and is based on two large-scale cohort studies monitored over a long period of time."

And when you look at the length of time it becomes clear we are not talking about people living ten of five years less on average but a few weeks less. Ah well as the old saying goes, torture data long enough and it will tell you whatever you want it to.

We know that many other studies show there is no higher risk in eating red meat and that such results as are offered by this latest farrago can easily be obtained by manipulating data. Cult of Scienceology followers reading this will accuse The Daily Stirrer of being anti science. We are not, we are anti-pseudoscirntific-bullshit. And we are not the only ones..The study's findings were challenged by Dr Carrie Ruxton from the Meat Advisory Panel , an expert body funded by the meat industry.

She said: "This US study looked at associations between high intakes of red meat and risk of mortality, finding a positive association between the two. However, the study was observational, not controlled, and so cannot be used to determine cause and effect. "The authors' conclusion that swapping a portion of red meat for poultry or fish each week may lower mortality risk was based only on a theoretical model.

In other words, other lifestyle factors that could have ben significant were factored out of the study. And again we see the common preference of modern, politicised scientists for working with theoretical models rather than reality.

Dr. Ruxton went on to point out this study's conclusion conflicts with evidence from controlled trials. She pointed out that meat and meat products were significant sources of essential nutrients such as iron, zinc, selenium, B vitamins and vitamin D. So as these are all essential nutrients following the advice of the report would result in people being malnourished. Gfood work guys.

In the UK, red meat was "critically important" to zinc intake, contributing 32% of the total for men and 27% for women. Red meat also contributed around 17% of total dietary iron intake in the UK.

We give the last word to Dr. Ruxton: "In summary, this paper should not be used to dissuade people from reducing their current intake of red meat when it provides essential nutrients that are required as part of a healthy balanced diet."

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12 March 2012

TYCOONS, HOOKERS AND OUR COUNCIL FATCATS PARTY IN CANNES

A host of British low life level politicians, town hall fat cats and quangocrats recently four days wining and dining business tycoons and ladies of negotiable affection at the world’s biggest property fair in Cannes, Southern France.

The Coalition government's Minister for Sport, Hugh Robertson was the most senior of politicians and council chief executives who enjoyed a taste of high life usually reserved for millionaires last week while taxpayers protested the closure of libraries, leisure centres, police stations and public toilets at home.

Our tax eaters were among 20,000 overwhelmingly male delegates who jetted to the French resort from all over the world to get their gribby snouts in the trough for the MIPIM property show where hotel lobbies, super-yachts and bars became a magnet for prostitutes cashing in.

The public officials were officially there to woo PFI investors for their pet property schemes, from housing blocks in Bristol to possibilities in the Olympic Park. While some councils funded their trips from public funds, others were on freebies with thousands of pounds of expenses paid by their 'business friends'.

They drank champagne in beachside terraces, strolled in the sun, and partied with bankers, lawyers and architects until the early hours with no sign of any serious work getting done..In the evenings delegates could be seen chatting to the high-class hookers that locals say come to Cannes specifically for the men and money of MIPIM. Luxury catering vans lined the harbour to serve guests on yachts, while restaurants charged £80 for Black Angus prime rib and bars hiked the cost of a small bottle of beer to £10. Well why not, it's all on expenses, the taxpayers will foot the bill.

It would be far cheaper to erect a marquee in Hyde Park said Sir Edward Lister, the London Mayor's chief of staff.

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After Last Week's Debt Fix Greece Is In Trouble Again Already

The day after a fix was announched for the Greek economy that incouded private investors including pension funds, schemes for small investors and banks in which people's saving are held, writing off a huge slice of Greek debt, The Daily Stirrer told you the so called fix, hailed by politicians and bureaucrats alike as the final solution, was similar to sticking a band aid on a soldier whose leg has been blown off by an IED.

As usual we were right. The Greek economy is in trouble again already.

The new Greek bonds issued after debt 'restructuring' started trading on today and remain the highest-yielding debt in the Eurozone, highlighting investors fears that Greece's problems were over. Greece issued 20 new bonds to its investors today, with early pricing showing bid yields ranged between 19.4pc on the shortest duration debt maturing in 2023 and 14.3pc on the 2042 bond, Reuters reports.

The debt-plagued nation remains the highest yielding country in the Eurozone with new 2023 bond carrying a 550 basis point yield premium over the closest comparable issues, from Portugal. Analysts said this reflected the investor view that the country faces an uphill struggle to meet the terms of its bailout and was seen likely to need further debt restructuring.

European Central Bank Governing Council member Klaas Knot has called on governments to increase the bailout fund as soon as possible. He adds that Euro bonds could provide a firewall against contagion, but are not suitable as a crisis instrument.

Simon Denham, managing director of Capital Spreads,says:

Investors continue to tread cautiously following the finalisation of the Greek debt swap over the week end and the impending expected official go ahead for the second bailout today. Ever since the sharp declines of early last week investors have been calling into question the sustainability of the rally so far this year and since we’re yet to have taken out the highs of the year following the recovery from last week’s lows, the stuffing seems to have been temporarily knocked out of the bulls.

The main reason for the soft start today is once again China.

This time a week ago their downgrade to GDP forecasts was the catalyst for the sell off along with other worse than expected growth figures from other emerging economies such as Brazil. Today Chinese export growth has disappointed and so the risk on rally is being kept in check.

China’s part to play in the global recovery is crucial and with data like this it fuels concerns about the possibility of a harder landing for their economy than was previously expected. If Europe and the West are not buying Chinese goods at anywhere near the rate that they have been in the past few years, then China’s economy could be in for more headwinds which is one of the biggest threats to global growth right now.

Plus ca change, plus c'est le meme chose, as they say parts of the Eurozone

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10 March 2012

The Elites Are Making A Virtue Of Intolerance

by Frank Furedi in Spiked
Last month, the French Constitutional Council struck a blow for the ideal of a tolerant and open society. It declared that the French government’s new law punishing the denial of the Armenian genocide was unconstitutional and infringed upon the freedom of expression.

The council’s summation was accurate. President Sarkozy’s government had effectively tried to criminalise an idea, albeit a misguided one. It had suggested that tolerance should not be applied to those who deny the Armenian genocide – hence it proposed a law prohibiting it.

Predictably, the government swiftly rejected the council’s judgment. Without a hint of irony it issued a statement ...

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9 March 2012

Greece Defauts

Not much to comment on today. The Greks have finally defaulted on their debts by getting creditors to write of a huge chunk of their loans to the financiall stricken country. We have reported on the true state of Greek finances and the inveitability of this outcome. Until the details emerge and we can assess the fallout and it's likely effects on British jobs, incomes and our standard of living we can't add to what has already been said.


West Wimps Out On Syria Intervention

Don't get the wrong impression from the headline. The Daily Stirrer has always opposed intervention in the affairs of foreign countries. After all the sabre rattling from Obama and other wester leaders their climbdown only proves they have no balls. Faced with the knowledge that Syria, supported by Iran, Russia and China was not going to be a pushover like Libya but more likely a long drawn out bloodbath like Iraq or Afghanistan Obama wimped out. Now we know America is no longer a superpower. Prospect Of Syria Becoming Another Afghanistan Scares Western Leaders

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8 March 2012

Trouble in Europe, US and China promises tough times ahead for all of us.

by John de Roe

Economic figures release earlier this week and reported in The Daily Stirrer suggest that far form being over as it was claimed the false growth in economies proved, this great depression 2 has barely begun. So far 2012 has given us a breathtaking recovery in stocks and share prices and asset values. Unfortunately this is totally out of line with the economic realities in Europe, USA and China. The markets have existed for so long in a state of panic they are nearning breakdown and displaying symptoms of insanity.

Your Daily Stirrer commentators have been accused of pessimism but there is nothing pessimistic about being realists. Realists make decisions based on evidence and thus are better equipped to deal will whatever circumstances arise. Optimists dismiss the unpleasant aspects of reality and thous are caught unawares and totally unprepared when it sneaks up and bites them on the arse..

It is not just The Daily Stirrer that has spooted the latest iceberg to loom on the horizon. Graham Secker from Morgan Stanley said it is rare for global stocks, oil prices and government bonds to rise in lockstep, and such exuberance becomes a "very reliable sell signal for stocks" once speculators join the party.

Equity long positions on NASDAQ have reached 1.5 standard deviations and long bets on oil are at an extreme of 1.9, according to data from the Commodity Futures Exchange Commission. This is happening at a time when yields on 10-year US Treasuries are still at 1.96pc, signalling depression, deflation, or both.

The historical relationship between bonds and equities has completely broken down over the past six months. "You can't have a sustained period where equities are going up, while bond yields are flat or trending down," said Mr Secker. One or the other must give, and the players have no doubt which it will be. Fund manager John Hussman said the market is replicating the "extreme" conditions seen at danger moments in 1972-1973, 1987 and 2007-2008. His warning indicators include a rise in the S&P 500 index by more than 8pc above its 52-week moving average, a "Shiller price/earnings ratio" above 18, and bearish sentiment below 27pc.

America's Economic Cycle Research Institute (ECRI) said its analysis indicates "pronounced, persistent and pervasive" signs that the US economy is sliding back into recession.

Fed chair Ben Bernanke warned last week that the US faces a "massive fiscal cliff" at the end of 2012 as tax cuts expire and the axe falls on $110bn of spending due to "sequestration". Medicare taxes also kick in. "All those things are hitting on the same day, basically. It's quite a big event," he said.

It is far from clear that the US economy is strong enough to withstand such fiscal drag. "Every time the US economy falls below the stall speed at 1.75pc it falls into recession: we have now been below that for the last three quarters," said Albert Edwards from Societe Generale.

"To me this feels no different from the start of 2011 but with one major difference. Profits are sliding instead of rising robustly," he said. The 12-month "forward earnings" data have peaked, replicating the pattern seen at the onset of the bear market in 2007.

Mr Edwards says the "Ice Age" cycle in America and Europe is still playing out much as it did in Japan after the Nikkei bubble, with each rally overpowered by the crushing force of debt deleveraging."

China's, premier Wen Jiabao has downgraded the country's growth forecasts to 7.5pc. It is far from clear whether the Politiburo can navigate a soft-landing after the kind of prolonged boom the Cinese economy has enjoyed. R&F Properties said house sales for China in the first two months of this year were down 40pc from a year ago, and prices fell 22pc.

Nomura said China's electricity use fell 7.5pc in January from a year earlier, implying a sharp industrial slowdown. The bank said the country has already reached "peak steel", with its steel production index crashing to 39.4 in February.

Dong Tao at Credit Suisse said "We believe the golden age of infrastructure investment is behind us now. The golden age of the housing boom is behind us now. The golden age of export is behind us now. The golden age of policy stimulus is behind us now. The Shanghai stock market has been signalling trouble for a long time, falling more than 60pc from its peak in late 2007. What is odd is that the bourses of countries that feed on China's commodity boom have not followed the trends of the feeder economy.

On top of all that consumers around the world are cash strapped and maxed out. There is still a lack of demand in the global economy as consumers stubbornly ingnore government exhoirtations to take on more debt, stat spending and kickstart domestic economies. So many individuals have sucjh a huge burden of debt they cannot see a way out of their sitiation. In Asian people nevrer bough in to the cosumer dream but, remembering hsard times are never far away, hoarrded money. The Asian "savings glut" is still with us. The East has not filled the vacuum left as the debt laden West tightens it belt. Liquidity has masked the deeper crisis, and flattered asset prices. The cancer has been fed by stimulus and printing money, the tumour is still growing..

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Federal Exchange Ignores The Goal Posts, Moves The Stadium.

The US central bank, the Federal Exchange, in calling for another round of stimulus is operating a policvy of devaluation by stealth. Meanwhile the international finance community and global government agenda people like the EU commission and the Bilderberg group, while supporting the Fed are moving on a more sinister agenda.

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7 March 2010

Dementia is "next global health time bomb"

Dementia should be made a top health priority on a par with cancer and lung disease, a leading expert has said, adding it has become the next global “time bomb”.

Well The Daily Stirrer reported on the 'age timebomb' over a year ago so again it is nice to see the 'experts' catching up with us old gits who really know what we are talking about.

Professor Peter Piot, former Under-Secretary General of the United Nations, compared dementia to the AIDS epidemic and said one person is diagnosed with the mental illness every seven seconds. The population of sufferers, which currently stands at 36 million, is set to double by 2020 worldwide. He is now calling on the World Health Organisation to add dementia to their list of top priority diseases to fund research and treatment across the globe.

In saying: “It’s not adding years to your life, but life to your years," the professor hits the nail on the head. Scientists are obsessed with numbers and this has led to them aiming at the wrong target. Instead of focusing on prolonging life by any means possible rather than prolonging the quality of life they have created two problems rather than solving one. Dementia is a horrible degenerative condition and in the worst cases ends in people not only not recognising family members but not even knowning who they themselves are. Prolonging a life only to condemn a person to that fate is not an achievement, it is an act of selfish cruelty.

The second problem is the cost. We all know the state of the global economy and latest data shows ever the Chinese economic powerhouse is feeling the effects, while European nations, crippled by unsustainable bills for their overgenerous welfare systems are collapsing under the burden of sovereign debt. Providing personal care and medical services for people who are unable to do even simple things for themselves is already a huge charge on government revenues and can only increase. As well as dementia, heart and lung problems, diabetes and cancer are adding to the problem of looking after the old.

Despite his calls to improve diagnosis, Prof Piot, director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, admitted it may not always be ethical to diagnose dementia in parts of the world where treatment is not yet available. He told BBC Radio4’s Today programme that developing countries in Asia and Latin America were seeing the greatest rise in dementia sufferers, as better healthcare led to people living longer. He added: “The figures speak for themselves. We are really going into the next global health time bomb.

“I have worked for the last 30 years on AIDS. It was a time bomb several decades ago and it’s still not over.

(This is something of an exercise in fearmongering. Outside Africa AIDS has not really broken out of the gay and intavenous drug user categories. There are good reasons for that but to mention them will only get us branded racist and homophobic.

We only have reliable figures for the UK but the problem is global.

The National Health Service is setting aside as little as 10p per day to treat each patient with dementia, it has emerged in the wake of concerns about the age timebomb and its social consequences. One in every ten of the trusts investigated has even reduced their level of spending, in a situation condemned by a leading campaign group as an "embarrassment. One primary care trust, Nottinghamshire County, has admitted spending just £38 a year for each patient with the illness. These figures, revealed under the Freedom of Information Act, have been described as a "recipe for disaster” by charity the Alzheimer’s Society.

”Three quarters of British health trusts have refused to increase their funding for dementia care, despite government calls to make it a priority. This is because they a in a Catch 22 situation. If they don't care for patients they will have their funding reduced but if they fail to hit their financial targets because they have put patient care ahead of controlling the budget they will have their funding reduced. However, it is harder to prove dereliction of the duty of care than poor accounting standards.

Under government guidelines, NHS Trusts are required to prioritise dementia patients, with Primary Care Trusts being given extra funding to invest in services and treatment. Today 36 million people are living with dementia according to WHO figures. Experts expect to see this doubling by 2020. A note of caution here however. The World Health Organisation are the fear and panic merchants who gave us Swine Flu and many other plagues that were going to kill millions but never materialised. The staff of the World Health Organisation are tax eaters and want to keep their grubby snouts in the trough.

Even so, common sense, always the most reliable measure, tells us that as the proportion of old people increases the problems will only get worse. We don't need not old people, if people are lining longer we need to extend youth and middle age.

The root of the problem is medical science has put so much time and effort into keeping the physical body going (transplants, drugs etc) but the brain is still setup for three score years and ten because little or nothing has been achieved to increase it's longevity. Its another case of scientists having an intellectual wank and not pausing for one single second to think about the consequences of what they are doing.

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6 March 2012

Three stories on the disintegration of the Eurozone

It's all happining in the Euro zone this week.
Stock markets fell today on worries over slowing growth in China and Europe, amid increasing tensions in the eurozone with the Dutch and Spanish challenging the Franco-German view and the risk of a Greek default and lousy economic figures from Greece and Italy.

The eurozone slush fund known as the European Financial Stability Facility, sold €3.44bn of three-month bond on Tuesday with a bid-to-cover ratio of 2 (info), Bundesbank data showed. This is less than in December when the cover was 3.2.

The main thing worrying investors and traders is the increasing likelyhood of a messy Greek default and exit from the EWuro single curency system.

Just to remind you of the Greek bond deal cuurently on the table:

• The steering committee of Greek creditors, which includes 12 major investors in Greek bonds (20pc) and was involved in drawing up last month's landmark deal, said on Monday it would accept the bond swap offer. The 12 are: Allianz, Alpha Bank, Axa, BNP Paribas, CNP Assurances, Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank, Eurobank EFG, Greylock Capital Management, ING Bank, Intesa San Paolo and National Bank of Greece.

• Greek Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos has warned the bond exchange was the best deal holders of Greek debt would get and that he would not hesitate to activate laws forcing losses on bond holders who did not willingly sign up.

• Bond holders have until 2000 GMT on Thursday to accept the offer of new bonds, which have a longer maturity and pay a lower rate of interest, for their existing ones.

With just three days to go until holders of Greek debt must decide whether to accept a bond swap and accept losses of up to 70pc and many creditos digging their heels in, the Institute of International Finance has warned that a disorderly default could cause more that €1 trillion of damage to the eurozone, Reuters news agency reports.

Reuters has obtained a confidential document from the IIF - the body that negotiated the debt deal with the Greek Government. The news services quotes from the document dated February 18 and marked IIF Staff Note: Confidential:

There are some very important and damaging ramifications that would result from a disorderly default on Greek government debt. It is difficult to add all these contingent liabilities up with any degree of precision, although it is hard to see how they would not exceed €1 trillion.

In the document the IIF also warns that if there is a disorderly default Spain and Italy are likely to need a rescue.

As we reported yesterday the Spanish government has already thrown down a challnge to the Merkozy concensus on saving the Euro. Spain's sovereign thunderclap could signal the end of Hausfrau Merkel's single nation Europe dream. Her's what Daily Telegraph blogger Ambrose Evans-Pritchard said on the subject.

The Spanish rebellion has begun, sooner and more dramatically than I expected ... Taking what he] called a "sovereign decision", the Spanish Prime Minister simply announced that he intends to ignore the EU deficit target of 4.4pc of GDP for this year, setting his own target of 5.8pc instead (down from 8.5pc in 2011).

In the twenty years or so that I have been following EU affairs closely, I cannot remember such a bold and open act of defiance by any state. Usually such matters are fudged. Countries stretch the line, but do not actually cross it.

With condign symbolism, Mr Rajoy dropped his bombshell in Brussels after the EU summit, without first notifying the commission or fellow EU leaders. Indeed, he seemed to relish the fact that he was tearing up the rule book and disavowing the whole EU machinery of budgetary control.

He is surely right to seize the initiative. Spain’s economy will contract by 1.7pc this year under his modified plans and unemployment will reach 24pc (or 29pc under the 1990s method of counting). To compound this with manic fiscal tightening – and no offsetting devaluation – is intellectually indefensible.

The study said the eurozone cannot survive in its current form. The longer Europe’s politicians dither, the more costly it will become. "The euro can only survive if it becomes a fiscal transfer union with national sovereign debt subsumed in eurozone bonds," said co-author Charles Dumas.

So the new fiscal responsibility pact signed on Sunday by 25 of the 27 EU leaders (Britain and the Czech republic opted out) has crashed and burned within 24 hours.

Greece would like opt for a "negotiated exit" later this year, once the pain of austerity becomes to great to bear, but the country's creditors may not be willing to let things go on that long. Greece's exit will certainly be after the French elections in May, but before the German electoral season begins in 2013

Greece faces a stark choice about how to return to growth. It can continue along its current path of endless austerity aimed at engineering an internal devaluation. This option would probably involve a decade of depression and is therefore likely to be politically untenable.

The alternative to internal devaluation is for Greece to default and abandon the common currency. A new drachma would depreciate massively, boosting Greece’s competitiveness almost overnight.

She says "bright, young Greeks" are waiting to form "new political movements, untainted by the parties that have gone before. When she asked when this would happen, one young man told her:

We are all on the sidelines waiting for Greece to hit bottom. We do not want to mobilise and get involved now, because the house of cards could come crashing down on top of us. We will wait until the collapse has happened and then we can finally start rebuilding anew.

Greene adds that a Greek default and exit could signal the turning point that a desperately needed new political class is waiting for.

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Dutch Freedom Party pushes euro exit as €2.4 trillion rescue bill looms

right wing Dutch Freedom Party has called for the country to quit the Euro Single Currency and return to the Guilder. It has thus become the first political movement in the eurozone with a large popular base to opt for withdrawal from the single currency. The True Finns, part of the ruling coalition in Finland are also anti Euro and opposed to further integration but have not called for Finland to quit the Euro yet.

Speaking in Amsterdam yesterday Geert Wilders, the leader of the right-wing populist party with a sixth of the seats in the Dutch parliament said "The euro is not in the interests of the Dutch people. We want to be the master of our own house and our own country, so we say yes to the guilder. Bring it on."

Mr Wilders made his shock statement after receiving a report by London-based Lombard Street Research concluding that the Netherlands is badly handicapped by euro membership, and that it could cost EMU’s creditor core more than €2.4 trillion to hold monetary union together over the next four years.

"If the majority in The Hague disagree with our report, let them show the guts to hold a referendum. Let the Dutch people decide," Mr. Wilders said.

The Freedom Party is not part of the coalition but the minority government of Mark Rutte relies on Freedom Party support to pass legislation. The two men were in talks on Monday on €16bn of fresh austerity cuts needed stop the budget deficit jumping to 4.5pc of GDP.

The Netherlands is beginning to show signs of increasing frustration at the their loss of sovereignty and fiscal independence as the euro debt crisis escalates. The Dutch Freedom Party has called for a return to the Guilder, becoming the first political movement in the eurozone with a large popular base to opt for withdrawal from the single currency.

Meanwhile in France as suport for President Sarkozy crumbles ahead of April's presidential elections, Marine le Pen, leader of the right wing National Front is steadily increasing her rating.

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European recovery rocked by poor economic data in Spain and Italy

Hopes that Europe is on the road to recovery were trashed as poo economicr data from heavily indebyed Spain and Italy helped send stock markets around the world lower.

A key gauge of private sector performance across the eurozone showed business activity contracted in February after showing tentative signs of growth in January. Markit's eurozone composite PMI fell to 49.3 – revised down from an initial reading of 49.7 – from 50.4 in January, where anything below 50 shows a contraction.

This data suggests the region is slipping back into recession. The news pushed markets lower, with the Ibex in Spain down 1.3pc and Italian markets 0.7pc down.

The data also heightened concerns that the austerity measures forced on Italy and Spain by European policymakers are merely serving to kill growth in already hard-hit countries. Markit said its reading for Spain's services sector, which accounts for 70pc of the economy, fell from 46.1 to 41.9, against forecasts for a decline to 45.9.

The services sector in Italy fell from 44.8 to 44.1, with employment shrinking at its fastest rate since July 2009. The Bank of Italy predicted the country's economy was set to shrink by 1.5pc this year.

"It will put a dent in hopes that the fourth-quarter contraction was a one-off for the eurozone as a whole but the most worrying development is the continued weakness of the southern European measures," said Ben May at Capital Economics. "The European Central Bank is going to be setting policy for the region as a whole and not for individual economies and it is likely that policy is going to be less accommodative than, say, Spain or Italy would choose."

With three days to go until holders of Greek debt must decide whether to accept a bond swap and accept losses of up to 70pc, the Institute of International Finance has warned that a disorderly default could cause more that €1 trillion of damage to the eurozone. The IIF also warns that if there is a disorderly default Spain and Italy are likely to need a rescue.

So, the politicians have the debt crisis under control and everything is hunky dory then? Yeah, right.

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5 March 2012

You didn't really think it would stop at Greece did you - Spain's debt causes worry

by Ed Butt

News today that Spain risks being fined under new EU rules for a "grave" breach of budget limits, the European Commission warned on Monday, despite Jose Manuel Barroso stating that he was confident it would fulfil its commitments.

European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso has told reporters that he is confident that Spain will respect the EU's new budget rules, despite the country's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy increasing the country's deficit target to 5.8pc in 2012, from its original 4.4pc goal.

A relapse into recession pushed Spain's budget deficit to 8.5pc last year, far above the 6pc target.

Commenting on the 2011 "slippage", Mr Barroso told reporters:

We still need some more information about the reasons for the slippage [...] I have no doubt that the government will honour its commitments regarding the stability and growth pact.

Mr Barroso's comments came as the spokesman for Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn described the 2011 slippage as a "grave" breach of budget limits.

Leaders took part in a signing ceremony of a new EU fiscal compact on Friday, which will allow tougher Brussels scrutiny of budgets. The fiscal compact was signed by all 27 EU leaders, apart from the UK and Czech Republic.

The European Court of Justice will have the power to fine countries up to 0.1pc of GDP if they fail to stick to the new rules.

Well that's really going to help when they're already broke.

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Despite The Debt Crisis Euro Nazis War On Democracy Goes On

by Ed Butt

While we are on the subject of the EU's creeping fascism, Bruno Waterfield has also posted an interesting comment on Sp!ked, where he argues that the EU is doing everything it can to ensure that Ireland's referendum on the new "fiskalpact" is stitched up before a vote is cast:

It has been little noted, but the treaty text contains an innovation, described by European diplomats as ‘a very unusual step’. As opposed to all other EU treaties, the fiskalpakt will enter into force when only 12 out the 17 Eurozone member state signatories have ratified it.

[...]Once upon a time, the EU operated on the principle that its rules must be agreed by all its members, through democratic ratifications held according to national principles. Today, individual nations and popular votes cannot be allowed to stand in the way of the EU, which is emerging as the instrument by which elites pit their statecraft and institutions against changing European societies.

[...] Even the previously euro-friendly François Hollande, the grey French Socialist leader, has become too much for the EU establishment. There have been reports of murky (and completely backfiring) pacts to sabotage his bid to win the French presidency. His crime is that he wants to renegotiate the same treaty that Ireland is voting on. France, one of the most powerful EU countries, is creating more ‘nervousness’ than Ireland, senior EU officials have told me. ‘If he wants to significantly renegotiate the pact on debt brakes or sanctions then that will stop the process of ratification in a number of countries. The French elections are a big worry for Germany’, said the senior European source.

You may remember last time there was a vote on a change in EU rules that affected the sovereignty of member nations, Irish voters, the only elctorate to be allowed an opinion due to their contritution's clauses on national sovereignty, voted the proposal, The Lisbon Treaty, they rejected it. The Treaty was a thinly disguised version of the European Constitution, a document which would have trodden the sovereignty and cultures of member states into the mud of the first world war battlefields where so many millions died. The European Consitution had previouusly been thrown out by big majorities in France and The Netherlands with referenda in the UK, Germany and Sweden set to follow suit.

The smooth faced bureaucrats are not really in denial about the fact that further integration of nations is deeply unpopular with ordinary people eerywhere, they are now confident enough to openly display the contempt for democracy they have previousluy kept hidden.

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3 March 2012

RBS raises mortgage rates as Halifax prepares to follow suit

by John de Roe

The Daily Stirrer has repeatedly warned that an increase in interest rates must be imminent and of the consequences that would have for millions of financially hamstrung families stuggling o survive from month to month. Loss of the lifebelt of low interest rates, mortgage experts have warned, will plung them into povrerty, have a deflationary effect on the economy as spending is further curtailed and cause house prices to collapse.

The Halifax which was Britain's largest mortgage lender before the credit crunch led the way in preparing for an increase in m,ortgage rates with RBS quickly following suit. The Halifax has written to borrowers telling them that it was increasing the cap on its standard variable rate (SVR) from 3 percentage points above Bank Rate to 3.75 points in three months' time.

If it then moved its rate up in line with the cap, around a million borrowers would end up paying 4.25pc on their mortgage as opposed to 3.5pc. While the lender said its move was not a definite indication that it would raise rates, mortgage brokers are sceptical and suggest the move would come sooner rather than later for a million Halifax borrowers. What's more, rivals are likely to follow suit, they said.

Ray Boulger of brokers John Charcol said: "There would have been no point in incurring the negative PR from this move if there were no plans to increase the SVR in the near future. Any borrowers currently paying 3.5pc should expect an increase soon after March 31."

Stuart Gregory of Lentune Mortgage Consultancy, who used to work for Halifax, said he expected to see a "chain of events" whereby other lenders also increased rates. "Once one does it, the others see it as an opportunity," he said.

Indeed, just 72 hours after Halifax's cap increase was uncovered (it didn't make a formal announcement), Royal Bank of Scotland raised rates on three mortgage products. The rate on NatWest and RBS lifetime offset trackers rose by a quarter of a point to 4pc, while customers of the One Account, also owned by RBS, saw a similar increase on two products.

Mortgage providers have complained it is costing them more to raise money in the markets than they can make by lending it out. The Daily Stirrer has warned that The ban of England and other centrat bank's policy of keeping the bsase rate suicidally low (at 0.5 per cent - a move which was justified by the claim that it would get stagnant economies moving but which has completely failed to do so,) was eventually going to have a detrimental effect.

If you think the austerities of the past four years have been tough, as the man in the first talking movie said, "You ain't sen nothin' yet.

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Oil A Bigger Threat Than Greece

"With Greece and Syria fading (temporarily) from the headlines, the financial world has quickly found something new to fret and fuss about thanks to the recent surge in oil prices," Stephen King, HSBC's chief economist said. "If the trend persists, a fragile economic recovery in the developed world could quickly be derailed and inflation could return to emerging markets."

Mr King said that investors should be overweight in energy shares as "insurance" and foreign exchange investors should buy currencies of oil-producing countries such as Norway, Malaysia, Brazil and Russia.

Other analysts agree. "A rapidly increasing oil price is beginning to threaten prospects for recovery and better growth," Bjarne Schieldrop, chief commodity analyst at Swedish bank SEB, said. "Paradoxically, recent rises are largely due to improving economic sentiment but also tight supply. In addition, outstanding geopolitical issues present further major upside risks," Mr Schieldrop added.

Brent crude surged to $128.40 a barrel on Thursday, the highest level since July 2008, as reports of a pipeline fire in Saudi Arabia spooked markets already concerned about brinkmanship with Iran over its nuclear programme. There have also been supply disruptions in Syria, Yemen and South Sudan.

However, prices eased on Friday after Saudi official denied the reports, which started in Iran. Brent crude closed down $2.55 at $123.65.

The Daily Stirrer thinks this is just the usual fear and panic that drives the markets. The price spike will soon level. Long term the price of oil is going sky high unless somebody removes Barack Hussein Obama from the equation or the other western leaders grow backbones and bollocks and at risk of being called "racist" tell the childbrain in The White House that his warmongering and political meddling in the middle east is harming western economies and can only prolong the economic lump we are now in.

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hat purpose does that jug eared streak of piss think can possibly be served by imposing oil sanctions on Iran when the Chinese are ready and willing to buy up all the oil the Ayatollahs can pump? Obama's childish petulance can only raise the price of oil in the west, and with it the price of everything else we use or consume.

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2 March 2012

Almost Half Of English Adults Are Poor At Maths

by Xavier Connolly

A report from a new educational charity says almost half the adults in England have a poor understanding of maths.

National Numeracy claims it has discovered that 17 million people in the country struggle with mathematics. Many of them have an understanding of numeracy equivalent to that of a primary school pupil.

The number of innumerate adults in England has risen by up to two million in eight years and there is evidence this is having a major effect on the individuals and the UK economy.

Chris Humphries, the chair of National Numeracy, told News Services: "That's a scary figure, because what it means is they often can't understand deductions on their payslip, they often can't calculate or give change. They have problems with timetables, they are certainly going to have problems with tax and even with interpreting graphs, charts and metres that are necessary for their jobs."

He added: "It does matter, poor numeracy seriously blights an individual's life chances. Young people with poor numeracy are twice as likely to be excluded from school, we know adults with poor numeracy are twice as likely to be unemployed. It is simply inexcusable for anyone to say 'I can't do maths'. It's a peculiarly British disease which we aim to eradicate. It doesn't happen in other parts of the world and it's hitting our international competitiveness. With encouragement and good teaching, everyone can improve their numeracy."

Unlike poor levels of literacy, it seems many people are not even concerned about their lack of basic numeracy. Only 56% of those questioned were embarrassed about their poor maths skills. The charity is hoping to address the problem, encouraging those of all ages to improve their poor levels of numeracy.

Jan Dawson, who teaches maths to adults at Bournville College in Birmingham, is one of those trying to do something about the problem. She told a television news reporter many people are turned off maths while still at school.

"Invariably they're quite anxious about maths. They've had bad memories of maths from when they were at school but very often they will leave here and say that was great I understand, the penny has dropped," she said. Many of the mature students in her class have decided to brush up on their maths after realising their lack of knowledge has held them back.

Louise Galvin has a 13-year-old son and until recently she would worry when he asked for help with his maths homework.

"My son's got autism but he's very good at maths. Sometimes he comes home from school and I find his homework really shocking because it's tough for a 13-year-old, but now I can help him with it because I understand it better," she said.

Those involved in the new campaign believe too many people see maths as a geeky subject and a lack of ability at maths as a "badge of honour".

Speaking on Sky News television personality Johnny Ball, famous for popularising maths and science in TV programmes in the 70s and 80s, said the curriculum and the way maths was being taught were letting children down.

He said: "Teaching standards are not really strong enough in so many schools."

Wider studies have shown show that the UK lags behind other nations in the subject. In 2006, Britain was ranked 17th out of 30 developed nations measured by the proportion of people with low or no qualifications. Some 35% were considered to be at that level - double the number of countries such as the United States, Canada, Germany and Sweden.

The Daily Styirrer says maths geeks teaching maths are the problem. They can't get over the idea that one someone explains the magic of quadratic equations or differential calculus to them they will become as geeky and enthusiastic about the subject as their teachers (and quite possibly develop the same kind of personal hygiene issues).

There is too much focus on the abstract aspects of maths. The universe may well be an eleven dimensional dodecahedron (or whatever shape the geeks say it is this week. It does not affect my life in any way nor does it interest me in the slightest. I suspect most people feel the same.

Arithmetic and basic geometry and algebra are all most of us will ever need. Let the calculus and trigonometry come in later if it is approprate to a pupils likely course in life rather than boring them out of their minds and alienating them from not just maths but education in general.

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When this report talks about "the mathematical abilities of a primary school child" it is necessary to put the statement into perspective.

A few years ago the television series show "That'll Teach Them" recreated a 1950s grammar school. The assembled kids were told they were going to sit a 1950s O level Maths exam. All the examinees were on target for an A or A star- GCSE, and so were regarded as mathematical prodigies. They sat the exam- the results were dreadful- nearly all had failed very badly except a couple who had done extremely well. Then the 1950s teachers delivered the sucker punch, this was not a 1950s O level Maths paper- it was a 1950s Eleven Plus paper in arithmetic!

It is almost certain the people involved in the test got their A passes and better in GCSE, so who in government cared, the Gods of stastistics were honoured.

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1 March 2012

Why The Fuss About The NHS Bill? The NHS Has Been Privatised For Years

by Ian R Thorpe

While the Trotskyite activists of The Labour Party wail and gnash their teeth of the Coalition government Health Secretary Andrew Lansley's NHS reform bill which they claim will effectively privatise the grreat sacred cow of the Labour movement, I would like to help you avoid being sucked up in the hysteria. Take a look at this.

“If you take the National Health Service for example, 90 per cent of all patient journeys begin and end in our primary care system, with our family GPs. They are all privately run businesses. They are small businesses and those GPs – quite rightly so – make a profit from their work with the National Health Service.”

Who do you think would say such a vile thing? David Cameron? George Osborne, Maggie Thatcher? Eberneezer Scrooge? Shylock? Beelzebub?

Was it some free marketeer preaching the virtues of the private sector? A Right-of centre think tank trying to debunk the Left’s demonising of the profit motive inside the NHS?

Any of these might seem like reasonably safe answers. And they are all way off target. It was John Hutton – now Lord Hutton – speaking in 2005 when he was a Health Minister in Tony Blair’s Labour Government. He said almost exactly the same thing in an interview on the BBC’s World This Weekend on Sunday.

In the intervening seven years, this rather brilliant insight into the reality of our “state” health service has gained no traction whatsoever. The fact that primary care – the part of the NHS that most people have most contact with most of the time – is in private-sector hands simply does not register with people.

It is not just GPs that are private businesses of course. Thanks to another of Labour's privatisation by stealth scams many hospitals built of refurbished under PFI (private finance initiative) arrangements are private businesses that the NHS rents back as a managed facility from companies that were allowed to buy in to the project for peanuts. And then there are all the hospital and clinic ancilliary services that are contracted out to private firms which in turn sub contract the work to agencies whose record for compliance with Employment Law, Immigration rules and service level agreements is very dubious.

The Health and Social Care Bill curently limping through Parliament is attacked by its critics for opening the way to “privatisation on an industrial scale” when the bulk of the NHS is already firmly in private hands. Why hasn’t Andrew Lansley ever said this? And shouldn't he and otherrs be saying it loud asnd often right now?

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Google's New Privacy Policy: 'All Your Base Belong Us'.

Google has defended its decision to change the way it handles users' personal data as its new policy comes into force today. The internet search giant will now be able to use information about what people are entering into its search engine to target adverts according to users' interests under the changes.

The company's computers will be able to collate data from all Google's various services including You Tube, Blogger, Gmail and Google Maps to create a single, comprehensive profile for individual users across 60 of its services.

Concerns have beent. raised by numerous regulatory authorities over the privacy implications of the move, with the French regulator claiming it may not be lawful. Peter Barron, head of communications at Google, said the firm was happy to meet with the French authorities to discuss their concerns. Speaking on BBC Radio 4's Today programme, he said users could "control and manage" their search histories by opting out or switching them off.

"We have something called Google dashboard and you can go into that and you can change your settings," Mr Barron said. "If you don't want to receive adverts for recipes, for example, you can opt out of that." Well that's fine if you have a Google account. Many people do not.

Alex Hanff, who was involved in a campaign against advertising company Phorm, said: "They’ve been asked to suspend the changes several times, and Google keeps telling the regulators where to go. They’ve basically stuck two fingers up at the law."

Sticking two fingers up ayt the law and treating their usrers with utter contempt is of course what Google do best. It is high time governments grew some balls and bsckbones and told these neo9 - Nazi nerds that the same laws apply in the internet as in real life and if Page, Brin and all their semi autistic lackeys find that hard to understand they can have a few years in prison o contemplate it.

Google has emphasised that users can increase their privacy settings before the new policy comes into force. The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a US civil rights group, has published a guide. The safest way to protect your personal data from Google however is to avoid using their service. Yahoo, Bing and Ask Jeeves, while no angels, are excellent search engines to my certain knowledge and there are many other search tools out there I am not familiar with.

Numerous other very good video hosting sites are open to the public too, Google's PR hype suggests it is the only one but like so much Google public relations material that is just not true. It is time we, the people, put these arrogant upstarts in their place.

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29 Februay 2012

Health Workers Should Be Sacked For Calling Old People 'Dear' Says QUANGO Chief

. by Xavier Connolly
Sir Keith Pearson, the co-chair of the Commission on Dignity in Care, a charity set up by the government to help semi retired Civil Servans and politicians keep their grubby noses in the trough of tax money, has said nurses and care workers treated older people with "contempt".

The report, written in the contemptuous tone favoured by elitists warned that workers could be dismissed if they did not respect the dignity of those in their care.

His comments came in the wake of a wide-ranging report by a commission of senior NHS managers, charities and council chiefs designed to stamp out neglect and abuse in hospitals and in the care system.

The commission concluded that older people are suffering humiliation and degrading treatment on a daily basis while basic “respect for human rights” is too often ignored. This degrading treatment referred to does not refer to the practice od letting patients who cannot feed themselves go hungry or letting the incontinent lie in their own faeces and urine, because staff are too busy filling forms in for the bean counter and tax eaters like Sir Keith. The smooth faced bureaucrats are getting themseolves worked up because many of the nuses who do a very good job of caring for patients sometimes call those they care for "dear" or "love".

It called for an overhaul to give respect for human dignity the same importance as medical success rates or financial targets. But what do they mean by respect? Respect for the pretensions of a few snobbish middle class prigs who are really offended by the fact that their nurses and carers are working class? Or respect for the fact that the warmth and compassion of carers is often a bigger factor in a patient's response than drugs or surgical interventions. There is little warmth and compassion in the kind of impersonal approach demanded by bureaucratic rules.

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28 February 2012

Drug Gangs Taking Over British Cities?

Parts of British cities are effectively no-go areas where drugs gangs are in control, a United Nations drug abuse expert has said. Professor Hamid Ghodse, president of the UN's International Narcotics Control Board (INCB), said there was ''a vicious cycle of social exclusion and drugs problems and fractured communities'' in cities such as London, Birmingham, Liverpool and Manchester.

Warning that the development of ''no-go areas'' was being fuelled by threats such as social inequality, migration and celebrities normalising drug abuse, Mr. Ghodse warned that helping marginalised communities with drugs problems ''must be a priority',

'''We are looking at social cohesion, the social disintegration and illegal drugs.In many societies around the world, whether developed or developing, there are communities within the societies which develop which become no-go areas. 'Drug traffickers, organised crime, drug users, they take over. They will get the sort of governance of those areas. Examples are in Brazil, Mexico, in the United States, in the UK, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, and therefore it is no good to have only law enforcement, which always shows it does not succeed.he said.

The Professor also called for such communities to be offered drug abuse prevention programmes, treatment and rehabilitation services, and the same levels of educational, employment and recreational opportunities as in the wider society.

''Youth of these communities must have similar chances to those in the wide society and have a right to be protected from drug abuse and drug dependence. It is crucial that the needs of communities experiencing social disintegration are urgently tackled before the tipping point is reached, beyond which effective action becomes impossible. The consequences of failure are too high for society and should be avoided at all cost.'' he told media representatives.

The INCB's annual report for 2011 found persistent social inequality, migration, emerging cultures of excess and a shift in traditional values were some of the key threats to social cohesion.

As the gap between rich and poor continues to widen, and facing a future of limited opportunities young people within these communities may easily become disengaged from the wider society and get involved in a range of personally and socially harmful behaviours, including drug abuse and drug dealing, 'While migration offers many positive benefits to the migrant and to society at large, it can create a sense of dislocation from the surrounding community and a sense of vulnerability on the part of those who are displaced.

Where migrating social groups have travelled from areas associated with illicit drug production and drug abuse, there is a greater likelihood of individuals engaging in forms of drug misuse as a way of coping with such a sense of dislocation.the report said.

The INCB also warned none of the factors ''should be seen as leading individuals inevitably into a lifestyle of drug abuse and criminality. In many societies around the world, whether developed or developing, there are communities within the societies which develop which become no-go areas. Drug traffickers, organised crime, drug users, they take over. Examples are in Brazil, Mexico, in the United States, in the UK, Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, and therefore it is no good to have only law enforcement, which always shows it does not succeed.

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Israel Will Not Warn USA Before Launching A Strike Against Iran

Israeli officials say they won't warn the U.S. if they decide to launch a pre-emptive strike against Iranian nuclear facilities, a U.S. intelligence official familiar with the discussions has ytold Associated Press. The prediction, delivered in a series of private, top-level discussions raises tension in the middle east ahead of meetings in the coming days at the White House and Capitol Hill.

Israeli officials said that if they eventually decide to launch a strike is necessary, they would not warn the Americans to decrease the likelihood that the U.S. would be held responsible for failing to stop Israel's potential attack. The U.S. has been working with the Israelis for months to convince them that an air strike on Iran would be only cause a short term delay to Iran's nuclear program.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak delivered the message to a series of high-level U.S. visitors to the Israel, among them the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the White House national security adviser, the director of national intelligence and top U.S. lawmakers, all trying to close the trust gap between Israel and the U.S. over how to deal with Iran's nuclear ambitions.

Netanyahu has given the same response to all the Americans who have been involved in talks with Israel, the U.S. official said. The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive strategic negotiations.

The White House has not offered any comment on the leak. The Pentagon and Office of Director of National Intelligence also declined to comment, as did the Israeli Embassy.

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27 February 2012

Faced With It's Worst Crisis Yet The G20 Leaders Agree To Do The Most Stupid Thing Ever.

by Ed Butt.

The world's leading economies met in Mexico City on Sunday to work out a deal that will enable a second global rescue (stimulus) package worth nearly $2 trillion to stop the euro-zone sovereign debt crisis from spreading and putting at risk the tentative recovery.

Germany agreed to make a decision some time in March about strengthening the Eurozone bailout fund, a move other G20 countries insist is essential to clear the way for increasing funds available to help nations facing a best crisis in the International Monetary Fund.

The meeting and the deal it hopes to produce are part of the G20's efforts to build up massive international resources by the end of April - when the group next meets - and convince financial markets they can stem the euro-zone's deep problems.

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said European leaders will tackle the adequacy of the region's firewall during March. The issue will be on the agenda of a European Union summit next week.

"But the month of March goes from March 1 to March 31. It will be reviewed again, also in the light of the developments that have since occurred, whether the stated dimension of the (European bailout) mechanism is enough or not," he told reporters.

Berlin's willingness to discuss increasing Europe's bailout fund marks an important shift in attitude.

That is the official line. It is total bullshit of course. What these scumbags were talking about was printing money in the rich nations to save the basket cases. This can only lead to masive inflation, rocketing commodity prices. Naturally the ~International Nazis of the IMF, the United Nations, the EU and the Bilderberg Group have no interest in the great mass of responsible, hard working individuals and families who are just trying tyo make a decent life for themselves. All they are interested in is adavancing their collectivist agenda the goal of which is to set up a global government which will enslave us all.

If it goes through the new initiative would mark their most blatant effort to destroy the saving and pensions and reduce real incomes since 2008, when the G20 mustered $1 trillion to help rescue the world economy.

Germany is the key player here however. If we rule our Russia and China because their interests are served by a crumbling global economy, and the USA, Japan, Britain and France because if not quite bankruptthey are all staring into the abyss. Apart from a few small European nationa plus Australia and Canada, Germany is the only country that is in funds Facing massive political opposition to a second Greek bailout in its parliament, Frau Merkel's government has balked at enlarging Europe's rescue fund on the grounds that it would undermine efforts to impose fiscal discipline on indebted countries.

The softening of its stance came as Schauble said he assumes the Greek bailout package will win Bundestag support on Monday. Well it may get suport from the cocksuckers and skunk felchers in the Bundestag but the German voters are going to hate it.

Were Europe to merge its temporary and permanent bailout funds it would create a $1 trillion war chest and open the door for other G20 countries to meet the IMF's request for $500-$600 billion in new resources, on top of its current $358 billion in funds.

Put together, this would total around $1.95 trillion in firepower. Or enough to kep the world's debtor nations going for about six months. The G20 has no intention of easing its pressure on Europe by giving it a strong signal now that new IMF money is in the bag. Its communique from the Mexico meting when will merely state that the world's leading economies will review the resources of the IMF in April without setting a date for a deal, G20 officials said.

The really scary thing is these numbskulls, these intestinal worms hanging out of the bottom hole of humany, while deluding themselves that they are in control are plaing into the hands of the Russians and Chinese. To save western civilistion we have to start killing politicians and bankers NOW!

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Egyptian Lawyers Demand Jail For US Democracy Activists

by Ed Butt
When Barack Hussein Obama kicked of the unrest in the middle east with that il informed and ignorant speech in Cairo he probably believed that having heard him speak the people of the region would recreate themselves in his image. Now, having seen an Islamist party elected in Egypt, he has his cult members meddling in that counttry's affairs again.
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25 February 2012

U S Elections: Will The Repuiblicans Find A White Knight In The Bush?

by James Dahlberg

As the U.S. Republican Party stuggles to find a credible candidate to take on Barack Obama in the Presidential election this November, leading hopefuls Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and New Gingrich are struggling to engage oters. Could a surprise candidate be about to emerge?

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24 February 2012 Syrian Rebels Say West Is Already Aiding Thier Uprising
by Ed Butt

Syrian Rebels Say West Is Already Aiding Thier Uprising.As the troubles stirred up in Syria by the meddling of the American idiot President Barack Hussein Obama and fuelled by the west's determination to intervene and effect regime change in another middle eastern nation escalate into civil war, the rebels show they are as unfit a government in waiting as those fanatical mobsters the western powers have catapulted into power in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia. We conclude that Obama wants World War 3.

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The latest round in the Who's The Worst Internet Privacy Thief Saga. Google and Facebook ignore protests, carry on using cookies to collect Internet Explorer and Apple Safari users 'browsing history, Microsoft say it's not their problem
Back to the old Internet Evil Empire theme as another privacy controversy involving Google, Favebook and Microsoft explodes. As usual the web giants are displaying their total contempt for users privacy, the search engine and social networking sites revealing an estrangement from ethics by claiming if they can do something that makes it OK to do it while Microsoft say if users can't protect themselves against the securtity flaws in Microsoft's operating system, that's not Microsoft's problem.

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The Greek Bail Out Deal Humiliates Greece Without Solving Anything

by John de Roe
A "strictly confidential" 10-page debt sustainability report commissioned for yesterday's meeting of eurozone ministers has been leaked to the media. The document concludes that the austerity measures being foisted on Greece in order that the indebted country can receive a €130bn bailout, are quite likely to prove self-defeating, in that the austerity, by further weakening the economy are likely to cause the sovereign debt to GDP ratio to rise further.

As if that was not bad enough, the debt write off being demanded from private investors may prevent Greece from returning to private markets for its finance for many decades, making the country indefinitely reliant on support from the EU and IMF. After the bailouts so much of Greek's debt will be held by official repositories, all of who will have preferential treatment as creditors, that no private sector investor would consider lending, knowing that private creditors would be last in the queue of people wanting to be paid back.

The Daily Stirrer has been saying for two years this would be the outcome of the Greek debt crisis, it was obvious to everyone else too, but it is also obvious that the EU / IMF policy was never about helping Greece, which was railroaded into the single currency although it's economy was far too weak, to get back on its feet financially; the real agenda is to move forward towards a single European superstate which would be extended beyond Europe to include more economic basket case nations in north Africa and the Middle East.

Still the acknowledgement of these problems must be seen as progress among the grand delusions of eurozone policy-making.

We have to wonder why they bother trying to persuade us everything is hunky - dory and Federalisation of Europe is the future given the quite high probability of eventual failure they covertly assign to the bailout. Even if favourable scenario outlined in the sustainability report plays out, Greece is going to need a third bailout of €50bn by the end of the decade on top of the €136bn agreed in principle last night. This favourable scenario, by the way, makes the heroic assumption that the Greek economy will stop shrinking next year and return to 2.per cent growth in 2014. Few sane commentators believe that's remotely possible.

Under a "tailored downside scenario" (the leaked document's words), which by any stretch of the imagination looks pretty optimistic, debt would fall much more slowly than hoped for reaching only 160pc of GDP by the end of the decade, rather than the 120pc the eurozone requires of Greece. In such circumstances, €245bn of bailout money would be required. Given that Britain and Sweden and Denmark are outside the Euro single currency system and Britain's economy is wobbly anyway, That France and Austria have already had their credit rating downgraded because of exposure to Greek debt and The Netherlands, politically, is engaged in a charge to the Eurosceptic right this leaves only little Finland and microstate Luxembourg to support Germany in propping up Greece and the other failed economies, Portugal, Spain, Belgium, Cyprus.

German taxpayers are already in revolt, local elections there are very volatile with winners from the right and left throwing out incumbents. The mood of the voters seems to be anything except the EU. It is unlikely taxpayers in the rest of the E.U. will be sympathetic to such a handout intolerable for the rest of the eurozone, there is a growing feeling that tax revenue should be kept at home, let the poor nations fend for themselves. If the rest of Europe is not happy to forego new hospitals, schools, roads and properly equipped defence forces, think what the austerity programme will mean for the Greeks. As part of the deal, the Greek government has committed to build into into its legal framework a provision to give priority to debt service payments above all other public expenditure, this clause is to be included in an amended Greek Constitution as soon as possible. This is the sort of thing that prompts revolutions.

The arrogant bureaucrats of Brussels, the IMF and the United Nations do not fear threats to people on the streets, they feel secure in their ivory towers.

Already, polls published by local Greek media indicate that the centre parties (National Democrats, and in particular the main party in the Greek assembly PASOK) are losing popular support hand over fist, so it matters not a jot that the two main coalition parties have signed up to full ongoing implementation after elections in April because they will no longer be running the show. In contrast, the parties further from the centre continue to gain popular support, and none of these have expressed support for the austerity programme so anything voted through now is likely to be repealed in a few months.

The measures, including constitutional change also have to be approved by a number of national parliaments elsewhere in the eurozone. It would too hasty to say this austerity programme cannot work, we have seen the Eurocrats deploy a combination of bullying and bribery to get their way before which is the only reason the eurozone has repeatedly defied the sceptics in holding together thus far. However it is certainly a programme that cannot succeed, and will only delay the day when Greece is forced out of the eurozone.

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Lucky Bammy?

by Ian Thorpe

Roger L Simon wrote in Pajamas Media:

As Republicans gnaw at each other’s throats, playing a desperate game of “I’m more conservative than you,” something yet more depressing and deeply ironic is occurring: Capitalism is saving Obama. In the spirit of “no bad deed goes unrewarded,” the very system our president cut his teeth on despising — the unbridled free market — is on its way to securing him a second term. (Well, it may not be as “unbridled” as it once was, but it is unbridled enough to work some magic.) Yes, I am well aware that the unemployment numbers are fudged; that whatever recovery exists is flimsy at best and most probably not even there. In fact, we may be poised on the brink of a depression even greater than the Thirties. But the reverse may also be true. Capitalism — that sturdiest of systems — may be righting itself to some degree. A recovery may be under way despite the wrongheaded policies of an administration seemingly determined to undermine it. (read full article)
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Roger,
Take a look beyond the US borders. There is no recovery, the deal made to bail out Greece only kicks the can a few yards down the road. All the nations of the developed world (and I include all E U members in that, having pursued unsustainable policies of replacing human workers with technology are now saddled with crippling welfare bills to support the unemployed and unemployable.

Governments hire more tax eaters and keep young people in full time education longer to mask the true unemployment position, they print more money and pump it into the economy to create the illusion of growth.

You mention how well stock markets have done in January but the London Stock Exchange, Wall Street, Germany and France have only made up some of the ground lost to inflation. The Obama administration is being thwarted in its efforts to reduce US debt by devaluing the dollar but all other nation with traded currencies are wise to the trick and are letting their own currencies fall in line with the dollar. So all Obama's loonytoons economics will achieve is to add $1trillion a year to the debt burden.

Commodity prices are going through the roof and those increases will eventually filter through to the cost of living. Result deflation and stagnation.

The 2nd great depression is not over, in fact it has not reached full speed yet. Somehow the republicans have to find a candidate who can get that message out.

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20 February 2012

The Greek Mess, Germany and A Final Solution?

EU leaders will meet today to work out a deal which will save the Euro and avoid a messy default by Greece on its sovereign debts which would inevitably be followed by Greece's departure from the single currency. Political leaders are anxious to avoid any nation escaping from the European Monetary System because if one breaks free this would increase political pressure in other heavily indebted nations for a debt default and a return to their own currencies. Such a breakdown of the Eurozone would be a massive setback to the New World Order's plans for a Mediterranean Union which would take in more basket case nations in North Africa and the middle east.

Many economic pundits are pointing to a rally in share prices this month as a sign that all will soon be well, the Greek economy will be saved by their European partners and the world can get back to normal with central banks printing money and creating debt go give voters an illusion of economic prosperity.

This is a tad optimistic. For one thing money is going into the stock markets because it has nowhere else to go. Since the Swiss declined to let their Franc become the de facto world currency other nations have taken a similar line and refused to allow the Obama administration to devalue their way out of trouble. Thus the world is left with gold as it's reserve currency. Then the 'recoveries' taking place in the US and UK are suspect and there's plenty of conflicting data. Jobless statistics showing numbers claiming jobseekers benefits fall while numbers without jobs rise. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures tell of growth but people observe closed factories, shops boarded up in the High Street and the proliferation of charity shops and flea markets.

The financial markets have become totally disengaged from economic and political fundamentals and are simply proceeding on the assumption that central banks around the world will simply print money and sell bonds to keep things moving. There are few central banks around the world now that aren't engaged in Quantitatve Easing of some form and we are likely to see a lot more of it as both Central Banks and Governments seem unable to throw up any other 'viable' plan. The only question is how long this plan will remain viable or credible. Probably not long as everybody's credit is maxed out already.

The problem that will economists and planners, academics and civil servants who pontificate about how in an ideal world economies should work, is that the money created is not trickling down throughout the economies but is remaining in the hands of the mythical 1% and the big corporations. The situation for everyone else will continue to deteriorate with real disposable incomes falling and savings being eroded eroded as inflation tuns ahead of growth. Unless consumers in consumer based economies are given additional credit to make up for the loss in income then the outcome must be recessionary. But those consumers, having already mortgages their souls to fuel the long boom, are reluctant to take on extra credit. One need not have read Emile Zola's Nana to understand the folly of borrowing against expectations.

The basics of economics defined thus by Mr. Micawber: "Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure Nineteen pounds ninety pence, result happiness; annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds and ten pence*, result misery, will eventually have to be acknowledged and economies rebalanced. Starting with as clean slate governments and nations will have to live within their means. This would be a painful and complicated process as a corporate and financial cartel (The New World Order) have already persuaded so many people to trade their souls and self esteem for trinkets and an illusory security. It would require real talent and planning from authorities, a new realism among the political class so long conditioned to the easy life they can have by buying votes with unaffordable benefits, so it is unlikely to happen as long as the current crop of world leaders are in position.

Until that return to reality happens, if we hear the word 'growth' then its a fair bet to assume that central banks are printing money and pumping it into the economy thus borrowing from the future to subsidise the present; that governments are spending more and that systemic debt is generally rising. If we hear that unemployment is falling you can bet your life savings the government is manipulating the statistics by reclassifying the long term unemployed as "not economically active" and dropping them from the figures or hiring tax eaters to fill non jobs.

The alternative, running a disciplined economy, is apparently unthinkable.

*(Here Mr. Micawber's advice is translated to modern currency and many younger even in Britain readers might never have heard of shillings and pence which were used in Dickens' time.)

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Globalisation can work, but only with a unified international plan says Will Hutton. WRONG!We need global economic and social institutions working across national borders economist Will Hutton who now appears to have been re educated and started working for The New World Order argued recently. If only it were that simple. Unfortunately globalization is the enemy not the trigger of the kind of economic recovery we need.

Euro Zone Crisis: The Decline And Fall Of The Bureaucratic EmpireEuro zone leaders continue to insist the single currency must be saved even though any fool would recognise a dead parrot when they see one. So why are they prepared to sacrifice the furture for the single currency project. And was it ever really about money?
The Global Economy Is Running Out Of Time
Inflation is the cruellest tax of all, taxing as it does in effect the savings and pensions of hard working people by reducing the value of currency to inflate away the debts run up by incompetent politicians and profligate public servants.

Are We Sacrificing The Future To Save The Euro Is it really worth sacrificing the euro to save the future as our leaders seem to believe. Or is there another agenda in which us ordinary punters were never going to have a future anyway?

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Latest Fear and Panic Strategy: They Tell Us We Are All Going To Starve

by Xavier Connolly

Have you noticed it has all gone a bit quiet on climate change? After all that screaming and shouting from politicians and scientists it turns out the science was never settled. So now they need to spread fear and panic about something else. Guess what ... Food. We are all going to starve if we do not obey The New World Order. Who says? Statistics say and we all know statistics never lie don't we? A must read for independent minded people.

Latest Fear and Panic Strategy: They Tell Us We Are All Going To Starve

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18 February 2012

Does Smoking Cause Lung Cancer? It Appears Not In The Eyes Of The Law

by Ed Butt

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Finger Wagging Nanny Points Way To Big Brother and 1984Few of us hoped for truly great things from the coalition government formed by the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats after we threw out the wretched New Labour poltroons, but we did not expect an extension of the nanny state, more finger wagging authoritarianism and a thought police agenda that would have shocked George Orwell himself from this Big Brother coalition
. Scientists And Politicians Attack The Food We Love, But Is It Science Or Just Control FreakeryA sustained campaign of misinformation by politicians, scientists, bureaucrats and the media have tried to brand fat and salt as the twin demons of the modern diet. Both however are essential to our wellbeing. So what are the bureaucrats, government and science lobby up to. What is the politics of food fascism. Are they just behaving as control freaks must or are they softening us up for extra taxes and government regulation of our dinner plates and the food we eat.
Acohol Abuse Will Kill 250,000 A Year Unless Governmnt Acts say Control Freak DoctorsThe Health fascists have been out in force this week. With reports on the dangers of alcohol, meat, salt and obesity published our resistance is being tested. The Daily Stirrer is on your side whether you like a drink, a bit of meat, a sprinking of salt on your food or you are a shade overweight. We are always happy to expose the dodgy scence and rigged evidence behind theses control freak fear and panic exercises.
At Last The Left's Politically Correct Agenda Is Being Questioned - We Can Discuss Poverty, Race and Single PatenthoodWith Germany's leader Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron both recently declaring multiculturalism dead and many commentators starting to question the Politically Correct orthodoxy on issues like race, sexuality and single parent families are we al last smashing down the barrier that has prevented the sensible policies on many social problems being adopted.
Wealthy Nation Lifestyle Links To UK's High Cancer RatesWomen in Britain are more likely to be be diagnosed with breast cancer than those in most other developed countries because of their unhealthy lifestyles, according to a new study. Analysis of data collected by the respected World Health Organisation shows Britain has higher rates of the potentially fatal disease than the USA, Australia, Germany and Spain. In only 10 of the 50 countries assessed by the researchers do women have a higher chance of ...
Are Feminists More Evil Than NazisA campaign by feiminists and lefties to get t shirts will slightly sexist slogans withdrawn from sale shows how authoritarian the progressive left are prepared to be in imposing their warped moral values on everybody.

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17 February 2012

A light news day today, we will concentrate on issues that are going to be with us for a long time.

In Spite Of What Lefties Say It Is Equal Rights Campaigners Not Christians Who Are Imposing Their Belief On Others.

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Are Feminists More Evil Than NazisA campaign by feiminists and lefties to get t shirts will slightly sexist slogans withdrawn from sale shows how authoritarian the progressive left are prepared to be in imposing their warped moral values on everybody.
The Human Rights Act Needs To Go Says Top ConservativeCoalition government Home Secretary Theresa May, the most senior Conservative minister after David Cameron and George Osborne told the party conference in Manchester, "The Human Rights act has to go.. She said: 'Cutting immigration is what the people want.' The Border Police Command needed to be reorganised the minister said, telling her audience:

Liberal? What Does That Mean?What is a liberal? Is it something to do with the kind of politically correct thinking that obsesses over minority rights while seeking to marginalise mainstream society? Is liberalism an authoritarian system that seeks to impose politically correct left wing ideology on everybody. Or is a liberal, as is argued here, a very respectable political postion whose name has been usurped by people reluctant to acknowledge their inner Nazi.

Liberal DilemmaThe progresive left, the politically correct Thought Police, are big on supporting all minorities in their pursuit of their rights and in preaching tolerance and diversity to society at large. But what happens when two of those precipous minorities, say for example Muslims and feminists come into conflict on some issue.
At Last The Left's Politically Correct Agenda Is Being Questioned - We Can Discuss Poverty, Race and Single PatenthoodWith Germany's leader Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron both recently declaring multiculturalism dead and many commentators starting to question the Politically Correct orthodoxy on issues like race, sexuality and single parent families are we al last smashing down the barrier that has prevented the sensible policies on many social problems being adopted.
Going Halal In Harrow - Going Gay In RomeAs America divides politically again over plans to build a Muslim centre with prayer room (its not a Mosque OK) close to the site of the World Trade Centre destroyed in 2001 by Muslim Terrorists, Britain has a few divisions of its own brewing on a smaller scale of course. One involves Muslims and Halal meat in schools, in the other the gay rights lobby, famed for demanding tolerance, are showing no tolerance towards Roman Catholic religious principles.
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The Obama Presidency Rermains Firmly In Denial Over The Euro Crisis

US correspondent Nile Gardner writes:
I’ve just read through the Congressional testimony delivered this week before the Senate Banking Committee by Robert D. Hormats, Under Secretary for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs, on “Examining the European Debt Crisis and its Implications”. After reading it, one can only conclude that this is a US administration that refuses to publicly acknowledge the sheer scale of the problem.
Nothing new there. As the Obama administration continues to pring money it is clear neither the President nor any of his arse - lickers has a clue how bad the state of their own economy is.
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16 February 2012

Older workers sidelined as jobs crisis deepens

by Ed Butt

It will not surprise many who read The Daily Stirrer to learn that official figures now acknowledge almost half of unemployed people aged 50 or over have been out of work for a year or more. This disturbing trend of marginalising older members of the potential workforce has been going on since the 1980s when Margaret Thatcher's government started to advise doctors to find trivial reasons to sign off as disabled people of over 50 who had been made redundant.

Grim official labour market published yesterday revealed Britain's jobs crisis is deepening, with women and young people bearing the brunt of job cuts over the past year. A sizeable jump in the number of new jobs being created between October and December – a rise of 60,000 – was overshadowed by a record number of people working part-time because they could not find full-time jobs.

The number of people forced to work part-time because there was no alternative rose by 83,000 in the quarter to 1.35m, the highest since records began in 1992.

Total unemployment increased for the eighth month in a row to 2.67m, or 8.4pc, with 524 people losing their jobs every day between October and December, the figures from the Office for National Statistics revealed.

The data also sends a fresh signal that the private sector is unable to offset the tens of thousands of people being made redundant from the public sector. The number of workers in state employment fell by 67,000 to just under 6m in September 2011, while those hired in private sector employment rose by just 5,000.

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115 European banks Face Downgrade As Germany And Greece Threaten Eurozone

. by John de Roe

Germany’s Wolfgang Schäuble is entering into ever more dangerous waters.

His outrageous demand that Greece should put off elections scheduled for April, and impose a junta of EU appointed bureaucrats and academics for another year without the involvement of Greek political paries PASOK and New Democracy, is gobsmacking in its arrgonce. Is this really the position of the German government? Deutschland Unber Alles Greek democracy be damned? Herr Sxchauble may think so but fortunately the German voters do not.

As Germany, Finland, Holland, Austria and little Luxembourg, the EU's only solvent nations closed ranks against Greece, demanding the debt blighted nation is not allowed to wriggle out of its austerity conditions again, German Finance Minister Schauble who has a reputation for intervening in a less than helpful way, in typically undiplomatic fashion stuck his oar in.

One must assume that Herr Schäuble has been well-briefed on the highly volatile political mood in Greece right now, so the only rational view of such deliberate provocation, like the Austrian ultimatum to Serbia in 1914 (a mistake, as it later turned out, since "contagion" from Serbia could not be contained).

"Who is Mr Schäuble to insult Greece? Who are the Dutch? Who are the Finns?" President Karolous Papoulias demanded, the President was himself a teenage resister against the Wehrmacht in Epirus almost seventy years ago – though he later took political asylum in Germany from the Greek junta.

He added "Greece has always had the pride to defend not just our own freedom, not just our own country, but the freedom of all Europe."

It is clear that Berlin, Helsinki, and the Hague have taken the decision to eject Greece from the euro whatever the country now does. Even if Greece complies to the letter with the impossible terms of the EU-IMF Troika, it will not make any difference. A fresh pretext will be found.

Financial Markets were close to panic as the chances of holding the Euro single currecy system together appeared to be crumbling.

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15 February 2012

UK Unemployment Rises Again as part time jobs increase.

Unemployment in the UK rose by 48,000 in the quarter to December 2011. The figure of people without jobs now stands at 2.67 million, a jobless rate of 8.4 per cent, the worst figure since the end of 1995.

The number of people claiming Jobseeker's Allowance rose by 6,900 in January to 1.6 million, the 11th consecutive monthly increase. The number of women claiming the allowance increased by 1,500 last month to 531,700, the highest figure since the summer of 1995. Another negative trend in the job market is that a record number of people are now working part-time because they cannot find full-time jobs.This category is up by 83,000 over the latest quarter to 1.35 million.

Employment increased by 60,000 to 29 million, mainly due to a rise of 90,000 in the number of part-time employees to 6.6 million

The Daily Stirrer has commented many times on the underlying reasons for the seemingly insurmountable unemployment problem that is suffocating any chance of recovery. Politicians and business leaders utter pious platitudes about solving the problem but continue on a course of encouraging businesses to replace human labour with machines and exporting low skill jobs to low labour cost economies.

For the great majority of people in the developed nations globalisation is a madness that is corroding our societies.

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No Jobs For The Masses In The New Economy Despite University EducationNo matter how leaders like David Cameron and Barack Obama try to talk up their economies or assure voters the jobs market is improving, growth returning and unemployment will soon start falling, the truth is change does not equal progress and forcing the pace of social change has only masked the true depth of economic and social problems. One of these is unemployment and particularly joblessness among the young. Even a universdity education does not provide a guaranteed career path.
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[The Jobless EconomyPoliticians, economists and others with an interest in talking up the economy to get us all spending and taking on debt and mortgage loans again may rave about recovery. With our industrial base so depleted where will the jobs come from that we need to lead a recovery?" They may call it fiscal prudence, we call it loonytoons economics...
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The Real Unemployment FigureNew unemployment figures released yesterday show unemployment fell by 0.1% in the three months December to February. Contained in the figures was a statistic that undermines government talk of an economic upturn. This is the number of people in work. Headline unemployment has fallen the number of people in work has also fallen. What's going on?

Interesting Times - Which Way Will The Global Economic Crisis Go In 2010?Which way will the economic crisis go in 2010? Cracks are apearing in the Europen Single Currency scheme and China which has massive holdings of US treasury bonds is making unhappy noises about the dececits being run up by the Obama administration as they pursue loonytoons economic policies...

British Workers Compete With Immigrants For JobsThe main controversy in today's news stories is the response of Work amd Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith to the citicisms made by the Archbishop of Canterbury about the government's handling of the long term unemployment problem.

Poverty and Common SenseTwo stories, both concerning jobs, one on poverty and one on benefits sat next to each other on the BBC website today. They made me think once again about the insanity that seems to have infected the nations of the developed world.
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All the while Labour were in power they kept muttering about the knowledge economy as if simply having attained a University degree was a marketable asset. In reality were were spending fortunes on educating people to be call centre clerks, shelf fillers and burger flippers. Now the coalition must find a way to deal with the problem of having too many graducates in areas that offer no jobs.

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Greece Steps Closer To EU Exit

The likelihood of Greece defaulting on its debt obligations a traumatic ejection from the European Monetary System ( Euro ) moved a step closer last yesterday as eurozone finance ministers called off a crucial meeting that was intended to negotiate the terms of the next bailout to the bankrupt nation. The Brussels (B)euro(c)rats accused Athens of failing to explain how they would achieve the austerity cuts promised last Sunday.

The escalating brinkmanship came as new figures showed Greece's economy contracted by 6.8pc last year and at an accelerating 7pc rate in the last quarter. This is far worse than EU econmomists had predicted. The "troika", the European Union (EU), the European Central Bank (ECB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) which had put together the bailout plan must now face the reality that Greeece's debts are systemic. Each successive bailout will only kick the can further down the road but eventually somebody must pick it up and deal with the fact that while the Greek peasant economy is tied to the German industrial powerhouse in the EMS, Greece will run an accelerating deficit and a similar fate will befall other weak economies in the Eurozone.

Only integrating the poor nations into a single nation (anathema to voters in both rich and poor nations) and requiring the taxpayers of Germany Austria, Holland, Britain and France to support them could possibly get us out of the mess and then only until the habitual debtor nations dragged down the more prosperous ones.

Greece is now in a self-feeding downward spiral of debt that is playing havoc with budget targets, leaving Greece with a Sisyphean task of ever deeper cuts. Eventually as the debt grows and the economy continues to shrink the Greek government will face a situation where the money gathered in from taxes does not even cover the interest on debt.

The E. U. appointed Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos called his cabinet together last night and demanded they find a further €325m (£272m) of fiscal austerity measures demanded by the troika, likely to be defence cuts and lower salaries. Meanwhile the parties of the ruling coalition failed to convince the Eurogroup that they would stick to the deal already made when they claimed the mood of reconciliation has been poisoned by EU demands for an escrow account to seize Greek budget revenues at source.

Blackened buildings set alight by protesters on Sunday sent a message to politicians that efforts to keep Greece in the Euro are pushing the country towards anarchy.

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Another Hollywood Actor Bids For Biggest Twat Oscar

by Ed Butt
Hollywood ac - tor and professional fuckwit Sean Penn has joined the attack-of-the Obama-felchers on Britain over the Falkland Islands. Penn called the Duke of Cambridge's deployment "unthinkable".

The Daily Stirrer says the only unthinkable thing here is that Penn, a more brainless bandwagon jumper or the other Hollywood 'liberal' moron George Clooney could make an intelligent comment about anything. Both these Oirish American spawn of a pox whore's scab lice are too fond of giving us the benefit of their 'liberal' knee-jerk opinions on world affairs.

They should stick to working in 'B' movies and sucking up to their beloved closet gay, closet Muzza, racist, terrorist loving president who has been trying to wind up the unstable dagoes tha run Argentinta into attacking the Falklands.

For anyone stupid enough to believe that Brit hater Barack Hussein Obama is somehow an ally of this country (and yes, I am staling about you David Cameron and Nick Clegg), Obama has gone on record several times as saying Argentina has a rightful claim to the Falkland Isles and he will support them in pursuing that claim.

It is sobering to think that the same people who ridiculed George W Bush for his ignorance of history and Geography hailed Obama as a genuis or Messianic proportions when the jug eared streak of piss does not know that Argentina has never owned or even had a colony on the Falklands which are outside Argentina's territorial waters. Britain has held the islands since 1833 after they were abandoned by the French who in turn took over from Spain as that nation's powert crumbled.

Bush may have been a twat but Obama is a ten times bigger twat. And Sean Penn is just a bad actor seeking publicity to try to revive his necrotic career.

One is reminded of Oscar Wilde's observation: "America is the only nation in the world that went from barbarity to decadence without passing through civilisation.

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14 February 2012

Greetings all you freethinkers, mavericks, renegades, awkward squad members and people who shun the orthodoxy and tread your own path. On this Valentine's day the Daily Stirrer wants you to know ...

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Eurocrats Are The New Bond Villains

Where would you expect to find the latest generation of evil criminal masterminds intent on world domination? The Magma chamber of an extinct volcano, a floating island in a remote part of the Pacific Ocean, on an orbiting space station that thanks to a secret technology developed by mad scientists is invisible to radar, in and ancient temple hidden in the jungles of Borneo? All of these have been featured in thrillers written since World War 2. The plots of such stories don't have to be entirely believable so long as their milieu is feasible. If the novel is to be successful in persuading readers to suspend disbelief the world domination ambitions of the villains must reflect readers' anxieties. Once they German spies then in turn Soviet or Chinese agents, then wicked multinationals, then Islamist bombers.

The latest generation of insane geniuses are Eurocrats, the faceless fixers, the unelected fonctionnaires who truly rule the world's largest trading bloc, the European Union .

For the past couple of years they have been showing us they are quite prepared to sacrifice the national prosperity, the welbeing of ordinary people and the diverse and ancient cultures of the European nations in order to advance their pet project, the single European superstate which is only a stepping stone to bigger things. Plans to extend the European Union, renamed the Mediterranean Union, into the middle east and North Africa.

Alan Judd's new novel, Uncommon Enemy, whose villain is a Euro-fanatic former spy who wears a loden coat (the standard choice for fictional British nationals of dodgy political views and lacking personal integrity. Another new novel of the same genre is A Sentimental Traitor by Michael Dobbs. Without wanting to write any spoilers, the plot hinges on the ruthless willingness of Euro-integrationists to traduce the reputation, wreck the livelihood and threaten the life of a British Member of Parliament who jeopardises one of their projects.

Already, as U.S. visitors will be aware, novels have started to appear on American bookshelves about the efforts of dissenters to draw attention to the way a radical, collectivist (and entirely fictional) President is ignoring the constitution to push an agenda that will erode American sovereignty and undermine certain constitutional rights as the administration forges closer links with those who are leading the drive for a Euro - African superstate and eventually a global government.

We in the Daily Stirrer have been warning our readers of this New World Order agenda since we began publishing. To get this message out was in fact one of the reasons we began this project.

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13 February 2012

Will Government Defy Euro Nazis and Labour - Activist judges and throw hate monger Abu Qatada out of Britain?

The Government is still looking for ways to sidestep the ruling of the European Court of Human Rights and remove Muslim cleric from Britain Abu Qatada, the hatemongrering preacher whose sermons frequently incite hatred and call for terrorist attacks against British civilians. The possibilities being considered by coalition ministers include defying the legal ban imposed by the unelected bureaucrats of Brussels on his deportation to Jordan.

The Prime Minister’s official spokesman today declined to rule out the option of simply frogmarching Qatada to a 'plane to be sent back to Jordan as soon as the 51-year-old radical cleric walks out of prison after being detained for six years. Qatada is being released on bail in Britain today, even though he has been convicted in Jordan of terror offences in his absence.

To send him home would defy a decision by the European Court of Human Rights that Qatada would not get a fair trial in his own country. Whatever the smooth faced elitists of the EU may say the people of Britain and the rest of western Europe will heave a sigh of relief once this advocate of terror is gone. So he will not get a fair trial in Jordan, tough. Would people who die in terror attacks orchestrated by him get any kind of hearing?

He has been fighting extradition to Jordan, but he is being freed because the European Court of Human Rights has concerns that evidence to be used against him was obtained by torture.

A substantial number of Conservative MPs have been calling for Qatada, known as Osama bin Laden’s right-hand man in Europe, to simply be booted out of the country. He should have been put on a flight back as soon as he landed. Asylum seeker my arse, he's a crim.

Asked whether the Government could ignore the European Court’s ruling, the Prime Minister’s office was evasive saying: “We are committed to removing him from the country. We want to see him deported. We are looking at all the options for doing that.“All I would say is we are looking at all the possible options and we will be exhaustive in our efforts.”

Qatada has strict bail conditions that will be ban him from taking his youngest child to school when he is released from prison.

As long as Al Qatada remains in this country British taxpayers will have be funding round the clock security costing up to £10,000 a week to help protect him from vigilante attacks once he is released. If his limp dicked, metrosexual buddies in the Labour and Liberal Democrat parties think that is an acceptable way of spending our money then they deserve the political oblivion that will surely come their way.

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Greece Burns As Parliament Chooses EU bailout over democracy. The Greek parliament yesterday approved a austerity bill to secure a second $130bn (£110bn) bailout and avoid a messy default despite almost universal hostility to the measures that will be required by the EU. After a day of rioting and street battles between police and protesters which left Athens in flames the bill was passed by 199 votes to 74. The news triggered some of the most serious violence ever seen on the streets Athens and spread to other Greek towns and cities, including the holiday islands of Corfu and Crete.

An estimated 50,000 protesters, many facing steep cuts in pensions, wages and a bigger fall in living standards besieged the Greek Parliament in two demonstrations. Police responded with tear gas when fire bombs were thrown.

The controversial loan and austerity package sets out €3.3bn in wage, pension and job cuts for this year alone, and the promise of years of recession, high employment and lower wages. Pension cuts totalling €300bn, a 22pc reduction in the minimum wage and the loss of 150,000 public sector jobs by 2015 will hit almost every Greek household.

Contingency plans for a return to the Drachma have been drawn up in Athens, Berlin and Brussels.

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11 February 2012

by Xavier Connolly

Former Archbishop Of Canterbury George Carey says its time to remind ourselves Christians have rights too

George Carey, former Archbishop of Canterbury, has warned there are 'dark forces at work in Western society' that are degrading the values of Christianity after a High Court ruling banned public prayers from council meetings.

None of us Daily Stirrer contributors are religious so we would prefer to talk about the values of Graeco Roman civilisation but other than that Dr. Carey is right. This topic is one for our philosophers to tackle so I am going to leave it to Ian, Profanicus Maximus and Ed Butt to tackle the problem in their usual inimitable style.

In the meantime however, you might enjoy this competely over the top polemic against the authoritarian left from Ian's satirtical publication Boggart Blog.

Fascist Judge Should Be Taken Outside And Shot.
2012-02-10

In one of the most gobsmackingly biased politically motivated ruling ever to come from a leftie judge, a left wing piolitoical activist judge who should not even be on the bench because of his political bias ruled that the saying of prayers at the start of council meetings because is unlawful in a case brought against Bideford Council.

Now though a non believer myself I am a liberal and a libertarian and will always defend the rights of people I don't agree with. And in a democracy the majority is always right no matter what self righteous lefties may feel. So I investigated.

In his written verdict the Judge actually admitted it is not actually unlawful to say prayers at the start of a meeting.

He said: "A local authority has no power under section 111 of the Local Government Act 1972, or otherwise, to hold prayers as part of a formal local authority meeting, or to summon councillors to such a meeting at which prayers are on the agenda."

I was pretty sure this clause undermined the politically biased ruling on the case which was brought by Cllr. Waddac Hunt and the National Secular Society (or National Socialists as they are now known) and also I was nauseated by the quasi religious rejoicing of lefties who think they have won "a victory for human rights" by depriving others of certain rights and freedoms for the sake of their own self righteousness. (lefties rejoicing would make rat nauseous so you can imagine I was well revolted) So I IMd my mate Colin LLB who said.

"The Judge is talking bollocks. The crux of this case is the word 'summoned'. Telling someone the meeting is about to start may be interpreted by people of ill will as issuing a summons but as long as nobody is compelled to attend the first few minutes it is not ulawful. Telling someone 'If you don't get your arse in the chamber and say prayers you will be thrown in the oubliet,' would be. This is a political verdict.

Then I phoned another friend who was a councillor for many years and an MP. He said "We used to say prayers at the start of meetings, nobody felt their human rights were being violated. Atheists and Muslims just used to stand outside the chamber until it was done.

And the Lords and Commons have always said prayers but nobody is compelled to take part. Being told prayers are about to begin is not being summoned to prayers but a warning that the session is about to start".

So there we have it. The Judge should be taken outside and shot for being incompetent and partisan. Members of the National Secular Society should be taken outside and shot for wasting taxpayers money on a case like this and for being small minded, mean spirited bigots intent on imposing their narrow minded view on an overwhelming majority of those who like to say prayers and those who don't give a flying fuck so long as nobody makes us join in. And because they are a bunch of boring little tits as well.

The Councillor who brought the case should be banged up in a padded cell for the safety of himself and others. But mostly himself.

And bigoted, fascistic lefties whose minds are so FUBAR they think this kind of thing is important when the world is falling apart around us should be taken outside and shot because it's the only humane thing to do.

As usual we see politically correct lefties working in concert with activist judges to bypass democratically elected bodies and create new laws that impose the values of an authoritarian left wing minority on the majority.

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Greek prime minister warns of 'uncontrolled chaos' if country defaults

Greece's plans to avert bankruptcy were in chaos on Friday night as politicians, police and protesters formed a powerful and violent opposition to the internationally-imposed austerity measures.

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10 February 2012

Pleny of news today but a dearth of posters.

Greek Protests Boost Far Right

by Ian Thorpe

As the smooth faced elitists who would like to run our lives were congratulating themselves on having shafted the people of Greece, the voters have asserted themselves and thown a spanner in the works. The Greek far-right party leader, George Karatzaferis, said he could not vote in favour of the €130bn proposed bailout package proposed for the country to great acclaim form the crowds.

In inflammatory comments made at a press conference, Mr Karatzaferis also said IMF mission members sent to supervise austerity measures in Greece should be persona non grata in the country.

"I explained to the other political leaders that I cannot vote for this loan agreement. If we want things to go forward, Poul Thomsen must be declared persona non grata for Greece. We are not going to vote. Humiliation was imposed on us. I do not tolerate this. And I do not allow it, no matter how hungry I might be."

That's telling them.

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Can you spend money to make money? Some things to know about fiscal stimulus

By Daniel Knowles, The Daily Telegraph

The BBC presenter Evan Davis did the country a great service this morning. In the much-neglected last half hour of the Today Programme, the former economics editor finally explained in reasonable terms what our politicians, Ed Balls and George Osborne alike, try their very best to avoid: what economists actually say about fiscal stimulus. He’s… read full story

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Fascist Judge Should Be Taken Outside And Shot.
by Ian Thorpe

(a brilliant, profane, over the top polemic againsty political correctness)

In one of the most gobsmackingly biased politically motivated ruling ever to come from a leftie judge, a left wing piolitoical activist judge who should not even be on the bench because of his political bias ruled that ... (a more considered commentary)

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9 February 2012

More Climate Science Fraud Exposed: Himalyan Glaciers Are Not Melting

The Himalayas has lost no significant ice over the past decade, according to a new study, that found melting ice from glaciers is having a much smaller effect on sea levels than previously thought. Previous studies relied on physical measurements of ice caps and glaciers on the ground. It's ironic that people who have relied on high tech modelling techniques to conceal the reality of what is going on are now exposed (again) as crooks and liars by new high tech methods of measuring glaciers.

The study also reveals that although the previous method made sweeping generalisations about the global situation less than 120 out of more than 160,000 glaciers across the world have actually been measured because of the difficulty of accessing freezing and remote regions.

A new study, published in Nature magazine, used satellites to measure the loss of ice from ice caps and glaciers for the first time from 2003 to The same story is reported in the left leaning newspaper The Guardian.

In both stories the obvious conclusion from the reports is that the IPCC led global warming lobby have been caught cheating again. Both however make a big thing of saying that senior scientists, having admitted the Himalayas glacier is not melting as quickly as thought are rather to quick to add that melting ice caps and rising sea levels (both already identified as climate science frauds) are still a serious concern. These greedy, arrogant, self aggrandizing shits are just not capable of admitting they were wrong.

The results of the study revealed that the overall loss of ice from ice caps and glaciers on land, excluding the huge ice caps on Greenland and Antarctica, is adding 0.4 mm per year to sea levels compared to previous projections that estimated 1mm per year.

Mountain glaciers in Asia in particular are having a much smaller effect than thought, with a “negligible mass loss” from the Himalayas over the last ten years.

The fact that the satellite is measuring ice much higher up the mountain range rather than concentrating on more accessible glaciers in warmer areas lower down could account for the change in estimates the scientists said. Talk about stating the gobsmackingly bloody obvious.

This latest blow to the climate science scam comes after the “Himalayagate” scandal that saw the United Nations science body the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) forced to admit it was a mistake to predict the Himalayan glaciers would melt by 2035.

Jonathan Bamber, of the Bristol Glaciology Centre at the University of Bristol, told a press event melting glaciers had become an iconic symbol of climate change. He said the new study will help to understand the effect of climate change on the billions of people living in areas relying on melt ice and help to understand the long term effect on sea level rise.

“The contribution of glaciers and ice caps (excluding the Antarctica and Greenland peripheral GICs) to sea-level rise was less than half the value of the most recent, comprehensive estimate obtained from extrapolation of in situ measurements for 2001-05 (0.41 +/- 0.08 compared with 1.1mm yr). Second, losses for the High Mountain Asia region - comprising the Himalayas, Karakoram, Tianshan, Pamirs and Tibet - were insignificant.”

The expansion of water as the oceans warm and the melting of the major ice caps at the Poles are the main driver of sea level rise, which is predicted to rise by between 30cm and 1m by 2100.

There is no doubt the Warmageddonists who are not interested in scientific study but only in keeping their snotty snouts in the trough of taxpayers money, will stick their fingers in their ears and go LA LA LA when any intelligent, level headed sceptic (aka denier or heretic) trying to initiate a discussion on this or band together like Nazi thugs to shout down anyone raising the issue in comment threads. Thus The Daily Stirrer which is not a scientific journal nor a respectable publication will take its usual robust stance against the scientific dictatorship.

We will remind you in closing that there is more genuine scientific understanding in the steam off our contributors piss than the who climate science lobby can muster between them.

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Bank Of England To Print Money To Avoid Recession


Monetary policy policy-makers at Bank of England have unveiled plans to inject an extrat £50bn of stimulus money into the economy in an attempt to avert a second recession. Before we go on to look at how much harm this wil;l do there are one or two things that must be understood. When we talk about printing money in a modern economy it is not simply a question of buying paper and printing ink and setting up the presses.

Most money these days exists only as digital information in computer systems so there is actually no printing involved. What happens is the a government or central bank sells bonds on which interest must be paid untill the fixed date on which they buyer may redeem them. Buyers of those bonds move some unmbers from their computer to the seller's computer to provide liquidity (i.e. the government has money to lend to banks and corporate interests but must pay interest on it which for the past few years has been higher than the rate at which the government lends out the money.

It gets worse however, because as so many nations have maxed out their credit with the bond traders and investors now, what actually happens is the government buys in the bonds issued by its own central bank.

Selling bonds also devalues the domestic currency of the organisation that sells them thus prices rise, profits are squeezed and jobs are destroyed. Quantitative easing is a bad idea all round. The justification is that it promotes growth in the economy but such growth is as illusory as the growth experience through the years from 1992 to 2000 and 2002 to 2007 when artificially inflated asset values underwrote loans and fuelled a debt driven boom.

The Bank Monetary Policy Committee voted to increase its quantitative easing programme, which will take the total assets purchased to £325bn since the process was first started in March 2009. It said the latest round of purchases would take three months to complete.

Interest rates were left on hold at 0.5pc as expected.

In a statement accompanying the decision, the Bank justified its decision by citing a weak ecotnomy, uncertain outlook, and falling inflation. It said without more stimulus, inflation was more likely to fall below the 2pc target in the medium-term. It may seem strange that the bank fears falling inflaiton while politicians fear rising inflation but this is because with prices rising while the economy is stagnant or contracting pay increases to help consumers cope only set off an inflationary spiral.

The Bank said: "In the United Kingdom, the underlying pace of recovery slowed during 2011, with activity falling slightly during the final quarter. Some recent business surveys have painted a more positive picture and asset prices have risen. But the pace of expansion in the United Kingdom’s main export markets has also slowed and concerns remain about the indebtedness and competitiveness of some euro-area countries."

In truth the global economy is still contracting so economic policies based on the certainty of economic growth are a forlorn hope.

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8 February 2012


Greek trump card fails as stronger Europe shrugs off break-up threat

John de Roe

The European Union's strongest economies and institutions for the first time gave a clue that they are willing to risk a Greek default and the departure from the European Monetary System (EMS aka The Euro) if Athens refuses to comply with austerity demands. The governments and central banks calculate that the eurozone is now strong enough to withstand the shock of a member state leaving.

The European Central Bank’s flood of cheap credit for three years has removed the immediate threat of a banking crisis and proved a powerful tonic for confidence, transforming the character of the crisis. In a classic example of political short termism the political leaders have forgotten that all democratically elected governments must face the voters and as the burden of supporting bankrupt nations like Greece, Portugal, Ireland and others is shifted from foreign governments and investors to EU taxpayers the Euro system is going to be about as popular as plague and parties that support it will pay dearly for doing so.

Bond yields have plummeted in both Italy and Spain since November as we poor taxpayers are forced to lend these spendthrift governments to money that will enable them to continue of their course of borrowing from prosperous counties to support their drunken, lazy, flatulent populations. The effect of picking the pockets of north European taxpayers has been to nullify Greece’s trump card: the implicit threat to bring down the whole edifice if treated too harshly.

"It’s not the end of the world if someone leaves the eurozone," said Neelie Kroes, the European Commission vice-president, uttering in public a view already prevalent in Berlin and other northern capitals as Greek rescue costs rise by a further €15bn to €145bn.

"It’s always said, if you let one nation go, or ask one to leave, the entire structure will collapse. But that is just not true," she told De Volksrant.

Unfortunately it is, if the country is Germany, the powerhouse economy that holds the whole crypto - Marxist illusion together.

Greece’s EU commissioner Maria Damanaki said "contingency plans" are now under way for a Greek withdrawal. "The policy for Greece is internal devaluation within the eurozone but there is preparation for other solutions, if Greece doesn’t make it on the euro zone path," she said. If only life were that easy.

News on the debt crisis is, as ever, confusing. As the bureaucrats try to bluff it out latest figures from Germany show the Eurozone's biggest and most solvent economy is in trouble.

Trade data from Germany shown German exports fell at their fastest rate in three years in December raising concerns that the eurozone debt crisis has damaged the German economy more than is acknowledged.

Data from Germany’s Federal Statistics Office revealed seasonally-adjusted exports fell 4.3pc in December - far more than the 1pc decline that analysts had forecast. For the whole year, German exports topped €1trillion for the first time - at €1.06trillion - but fell sharply at the end of the year as the debt crisis worsened.

The December figures round off a bad week for the German economy after data on Tuesday that showed industrial output fell 2.9pc month-on-month in December, also representing the biggest fall since January 2009.

Economists said together the data suggest the Germany economy, which rebounded after the 2008 financial crisis due to its strong exports, contracted more than expected in the final quarter of 2011. Last month the official statistics office said the economy probably contracted by 0.25pc in the final quarter of 2011.

At the same time, German imports in December dropped by 3.9pc when they had been forecast to rise by 0.6pc. For the whole year, imports were a record €902bn.

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7 February 2012

U.S. Drones target aid workers and mourners at funerals

. by Ed Butt

Another "We Told You So" moment for The Daily Stirrer. We have reported many times that the Obama administration is interfereing in places where it has no business interfereing all around the middle east and east Africa. "President" Obama announced with great fanfare and to rapurous cheering from his pseudo - liberal, crypto - Nazi supporters that in any conflict his administration would support "the rebels". There's a fine example of the inteligence and analytical skills he is suppsed to excel at.

The Daily Stirrer has taken some stick fromfuckwits, hand wringers and bleeding hearts over our non interventionist stance on both Libya and Syria and in other trouble spots. Yes we know people are dying at the hands of oppressive regimes. We, however, doubt that replacing these tyrannical rulers with even more oppressive regimes controlled by religious fanatics really achieves anything on behalf of the people our leaders claim they are trying to help.

We are no longer alone in pointing the finger at Obamaland when we talk of terrorist states. Unlike his predecessors in the role of President, Obama is not content to to intervene when American interests are threatened. The closet Muzza who conned America wants to intervene wherever it is possible to replace a secularist dictator with an Islamist therocracy.

from The Daily Beast:

A report by the London-based Bureau of Investigative Journalism may undercut President Obama’s claim that U.S. drones haven’t caused many civilian casualties. According to the bureau, the U.S. has repeatedly targeted rescuers who responded to the scene of a drone strike, as well as mourners at funerals. It found that at least 50 civilians have been killed in the follow-up strikes and another 20 at funerals. The report is based on interviews with witnesses in Pakistan’s tribal area, and American officials have questioned its accuracy.

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We say of Assad as we said of Gadaffi, yes we know he is a nasty piece of work whose brutal regime cares only about holding on to power, yes we know he treats some of his people abominably. But ... he is Syria's problem not ours and until he threatens western interests or our allies in the region that is how it should remain. And ... Obama, the murderer and war criminal must not be allowed to flout international law any longer. He habitually flouts American law because he hates white America and the US constitution, that is America's problem, but only in his own warped, megalomaniacal mind is he President Of The Entire Univers and everything else besides. The rest of the world's leaders must stand up to him and sideline him in international affairs before his vanity and egomania starts World War Three.

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Can The Euro Survive If Greece Leaves The Single Currency System?
by John de Roe
Away with banners and air horns and out with batons and knuckleduster in Athens this afternoon as a wave of public protests agiants the EU imposed austerity measures and the hijack of Greeek democracy by European bureaucrats swept the country.. Greek police have been trying to disperse protesters with tear gas, leading to a few violent clashes outside parliament.

Police say up to 8,000 people took part in the protest outside the government headquarters. Another 6,000 joined in a separate demonstration organised by Communist union PAME, AP reports. Earlier, protesters had burned a German flag in front of the parliament building, while the Greek news agency AFP reports that some tried to set raise one that portrayed the Nazi swastika. Many Greeks blame Germany for their economic plight and compare Germany's economic domination of the EU with theb Nazi occupation during World War 2. This is a measure of how high anti E U feeling is running.

Today the Greek government will be drafting a final document on the terms of its €130bn bail-out which will be put to the parliamentary coailition for approval, according to reports.

Speaking in Brusels where he is meeting Greek leaders to negotiate a new package of austerity measures on which a second EU bail out of the Greek economy will depend the Marxist internationalist and cheerleader for a totalitarian global government José Manuel Barroso said:

I think all Europe has now the eyes in Athens. We are in a very decisive moment regarding the future in Greece and future or euro. We want Greece in the euro. The European Commission has made it clear from the beginning that it is very important not only for Greece but the euro and for the European project to keep Greece in the euro.

For that we are urging the political parties in Greece to make a commitment to the common goals. I think it is very important for them, it is very important to support the efforts that we are deploying together with the Greek government so that we can have a program, a new program for Greece that we can keep Greece in the euro area.

But I think, and I want to say very clearly, the costs of a "default" of Greece, the costs of a possible exit of Greece of the euro would be much higher than the costs of continuing to support Greece. This is very important. Of course, it also means that Greece undertakes clearly, unambiguously, to make the necessary adjustment efforts.

Clearly the man who only a few weeks ago was talking about expanding the EU to include nations in the middle east and North Africa has come face to face with a bit of reality.

Elsewhere a euro break-up plan is being drafted by French economists:

We have a few few extracts, loosely translated by Ian whose French is excellent for seduction but barely adequate for business:

"The obstinate determination of governments to take us by forced march deeper into the euro impasse can only lead to the general aggravation of the economic situation in Europe."

"Although our American and Chinese competitors have an interest in the survival of the single currency, the euro is condemned to an uncontrollable explosion sooner or late". (A very Gallic twist that one, inverting the false and widely believed conspiracy theory that the US is trying to destroy the euro. In fact Barack Obama, a lackey of the New World Order is among those pushing for a bigger Union.)

"National currencies should be recreated in each eurozone country". There will be a short transition period of dual notes as old euros are stamped by country ('U' for France) until new francs etc are printed. (This is what happened when the Austro-Hungarian monetary union fell apart in 1919.)

The Dutch appear to be confused about how to handle the latest crisis. Prime Minister Mark Rutte, vice-president of the European Commission and EU competition commissioner Neelie Kroes say Greece could leave the euro without damaging the EU's monetary union as pressure mounts on the Greek government to agree terms for the country's €130bn bail-out.

Dutch finance minister Jan Kees de Jager has been quick to disagree with colleague Neelie Kroes' opinion that the eurozone could survive without Greece (see 08.53). He said:

If a chaotic situation in Greece could hurt all of us and that is why we are doing all we can to keep Greece in the Eurozone. But it is essential the Greek leaders act now and implement all necessary measures. At the same time, the Eurozone is stronger than a year ago because of all the decisions we have taken to prevent contagion.

Romania's new PM started talks today to form a new Government. The previous one collapsed after austerity protests swept the country, just like they have in Greece today.

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6 February 2012

UN Veto On Military Action Against Syria Shames The West Says Hague

by Ed Butt

In yesterday's United Nations Secirity Council meeting Russia and China provoked international outrage for using the veto to block attempts to initiate military intervention by the west in Syria's internal affairs ostensibly to end the violence but really to bring about regime change.

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague accused the two major military powers of encouraging further bloodshed after they blockeda resolution that would permitted western powers to offer the kind od support to the Islamist rabble that has risen up against President Assad as NATO forces had supported the rag tag alliance of dissidents that rebelled against Gadaffi in Libya. He described the vero as "an hour of shame" for the United Nations.

Intense diplomatic efforts failed to secure their support for an Arab League-backed plan for President Bashar Assad to relinquish power and allow democratic elections.

We cannot expect intelligence from William Hague, a man who does not even seem to know if he is queer or straight. But as foreign secretary he should know that the UN Charter specifically forbids foreign powers to take sides in a civil conflict. The regimes of Gadaffi and Assad have both suppressed opposition for many years. They were and are bastards. But they were and are Libya's and Syria's bastards and dealing with them is for the people of those nations.

A brutal crackdown by the Damascus government against "pro-democracy protesters" reached new extremes, with more than 200 reported killed in a bombardment of the southern city of Homs according to mainstream media.

There are two ironies here. First: western leaders talk of democracy but both Gadaffi and Assad had the support of more than half their people. Second: in Egypt and Tunisia, two countries where an Arab Spring uprising has led to free elections after long term tyrants were overthrown, sweeping victories have been gained by extremist Islamist parties hostile to the west and that have pledged to impoose Sharia law.

Is there any sense in overthrowing an ally and replacing him with an enemy? No matter how repugnant the regime, there is always a big risk in tribal societies that what follows will be worse.

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Education: A Generation Of Schoolchildren lack reading skills for Dickens

by Ian Thorpe "A generation of schoolchildren lack the skills needed to read Dickens after being “reared on dreadful television programmes”, a leading author has warned. - The Observer"

Claire Tomalin, a popular biographer, has said many pupils leave school with such poor attention spans that they are unable to read books such as Oliver Twist, A Christmas Carol, Great Expectations and A Tale of Two Cities.

Speaking as the celebrations of the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens' birth begin, she said his stories were still “amazingly relevant” to young people but most struggled to read a whole novel even though Dickens' texts were considerably shorter than the doorstoppers of today.

Ms. Tomalin's comments come amid growing concerns about children's attitudes towards reading as a recreational activity.

According to figures from examining boards, the number of pupils taking a GCSE in English literature has dropped by 12 per cent in the last four years – dipping below 500,000 for the first time.

Ministers are concerned that the demands placed on schoolchildren have been “too low for too long”, with fewer than one in 100 teenagers who sat the most popular English exam last year basing their answers on novels published prior to 1900.

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4 February 2012

Middle East Problems Getting Worse

Human rights groups claim 200 civilians killed in Syria by government troops as demands for the removal of President Bashar al-Assad's regime goes before the UN security council. Masssacre In Homs Ahead Of UN Vote On Syrian Regime

As news of the violence spread, a crowd of Syrians stormed their country's embassy in Cairo and protests broke out outside Syrian missions in Britain, Germany and the United States. The Syrian government says reports of the violence and numbers of dead is greatly exaggerated and is part of an orchestrated campain to influence the UN to authorise military intervention to achieve regime change as it did in Libya.

Western diplomats in New York said the latest violence might make it more difficult for Russia to block it. "Would they dare, with what is happening in Homs?" one told Reuters news agency.

Significantly the Arab television news channel Al-Jazeera said witnesses spoke of nail bombs raining down and incessant shelling. These are not the kind of weapons Assad's well equipped army would use, they are rebel weapons.

At UN Headquarters the Security Council is due to vote on Saturday on a draft resolution endorsing an Arab League plan calling for Assad to resign. It is unclear if Russia will abstain or use its veto. Moscow has opposed significant security council action on Syria.

Russia has balked at any language that would open to door to "regime change" in Syria, its crucial Middle East ally where Moscow operates a naval base. The Russians and Chinesae are still angry that a loosely phrased resolution permitting humanitarian interevention in Libya to prevent civilian deaths as the Gadaffi regime moved to put down a disorganised and politically fragmented rebellion was used as an excuse for arming and providing air support for rebels thus ensuring the fall of Gaddafi.

It seems western taxpayers are about to have their pockets picked again to fund another of U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama's vanity wars.

The Daily Stirrer find it astounding that all tyhese diplomata and leaders who are suppoedly so intelligent cannot see the obvious solution to all this. Tell the rebels, "It's eff all to do with us, if you don't want the government to kill people, stop attacking them. Simples."

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3 February 2012

Environment Minister Resigns. Environment Shouts 'There Is A God'

by Ed Butt

Liberal Democrat Chris Huhne resigned this morning from his role as Energy Secretary after being charged alongside his ex-wife Vicky Pryce with perverting the course of justice over speeding cover-up allegations. Mr Huhne and Miss Pryce have both been charged with the same offence after Miss Pryce allgeged that he asked her to take speeding points on his behalf. They will appear before Westminster Magistrates Court on February 16th.

The pair now face the prospect of a criminal trial over allegations that they conspired to pervert the course of justice. The offence carries a maximum life sentence.

This morning, soon after the charges were announced by the Criminal Prosecution Service (CPS), Mr Huhne resigned his Cabinet position. He told the press after his announcement: "I am innocent of these charges and I intend to fight them in the courts and I am confident a jury will agree. So as to avoid any distratction to my official duties or my trial defence, I am standing down as Energy and Climate Change Secretary. I will of course continue to serve my constituents in Eastleigh. That is all I have to say." If found guilty and given a jail sentence Mr. Huhne will have to reliquish his Parliamentary seat.

The alleged offence is said to have taken place in March 2003 and is unlikely to have ever come to the attention of the police had Miss Pryce, who separated from Mr Huhne in 2010, not made allegations in a Sunday newspaper last year.

She told the Sunday Times that Mr Huhne had asked someone “close to him” to take the points so he could avoid a driving ban. It later emerged she was apparently referring to herself.

While Huhne continues to protest his innocence no date will be set for the by election in his consituency. Boggart Blog sympathises with the former ministers perdicament even though we have pilloried him mercilessly for his zealot's belief in the efficacy of wind turbines. The shoe we have no hard feelings towards him we have sent Mr. Huhne sa copy of Oscar Wildre's "The Ballad Of Reading Gaol"

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Argentina accuses Britain of using the Falklands as a distraction from economic woes

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/falklandislands/9058760/Argentina-accuses-Britain-of-using-the-Falklands-as-a-distraction-from-economic-woes.html Argentina has accused David Cameron's government of fanning the row over the Falklands Islands in an attempt to distract the British public from high unemployment. The moves "have to do with British domestic politics, with the high unemployment," said Vice President Amado Boudou yesterday. "This is an attempt to cover for a government that has a low level of accomplishment." He spoke as a small group of protesters marched on the UK embassy in Buenos Aires, burning a British flag. A branch of the British-owned bank HSBC was also attacked yesterday. Tensions over the Falklands have been rising as the 30-year anniversary of the war between Argentina and Britain approaches. The clashes came as Prince William arrived in the Falklands for a six-week stint with the Royal Air Force. Buenos Aires has labelled him a "conqueror" and called his deployment a "provocation", but the UK has insisted it is merely routine. London has also announced that it will deploy one of the country's most lethal warships, the HMS Dauntless, to the area. Buenos Aires has accused the British government of trying to militarise the conflict. RELATED POSTS: Cameron, Blair, Obama and that Coriolanus thing
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2 Februay 2012

Egypt Football Riot kills dozens

Remember the hope and anticipation that followed the downfall of former Egyptian President Honsi Mubarack. Remember how American President Barack Hussein Obama strutted around the world stage as if he had personally led the protests in Tahir Square that led to the overthrow of the dictator's regime? Remember how The Daily Stirrer told you it would all end in tears?

After the outbreak of violence at a football game in Port Said last night the newly elected governing party, the Muslim Brotherhood were blaming secularist supporters of Mubarack for the deaths.

One of the Muslim Brotherhood’s leaders, Essam el-Erian said the people in former military dictatorship was behind the violence.

“The events in Port Said are planned and are a message from the remnants of the former regime,” Mr el-Erian, now vice-president of the Brotherhood-backed Freedom and Justice Party and an MP, said.

“This tragedy is the result of negligence and the lack of army and police, and those running the country bear the responsibility. There are those who deliberately want to sow chaos in the country and place obstacles in front of the peaceful transfer of power.”

There was little evidence to back the accusation, but Thursday is the anniversary of the day that supporters of the Mubarack regime mounted on horses and camels charged the protesters in Tahrir Square in an attempt to save President Tahir’s political life.

The violence is a sign of the breakdown of law and order and lack of security in Egypt following last year’s revolution. The uprising was in triggered by outrage at unchecked brutality by police, and one of the Mubarak regime’s first responses was to call them off the streets and put the army in charge of protests. Protesters were also protesting about rising food and fuel prices and unemployment. Since it became clear the Muslim Brotherhood party was going to gain a sweeping victory in election to the new quasi democratic government there has been widespread persecution of Egyptian Christians by supporters of the Islamist party.

As the situation in Egypt continues to deteriorate we are also hearing whispers about renewed violence in Libya as supporters of Gadaffi, who always had more than half the nation behind him, are regrouping and attacking installations controlled by the interim government.

In both these nations we see a demonstration of the folly of western leaders in interfering in the internal affairs of foreign counties with cultures very different to ours And yet Obama and sycophantic politicians like Cameron and Sarkozy are even now positioning themselves for military intervention in Syria and armed conflict with Iran, regardless of the fact that both have the support of Russian and China.

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17 March Children Failing At Reading Is Child Abuse By The Education System
17 March The West Is Already Meddling In Syria (and making things worse)
16 March Science Defeats Science - Resistance To Antibiotics Could End Modern Medicine
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10 March The Elites Are Making A Virtue Of Intolerance
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8 March Federal Exchange Ignores The Goal Posts, Moves The Stadium.
7 March Dementia is "next global health time bomb"
6 March Three stories on the disintegration of the Eurozone
6 March Dutch Freedom Party pushes euro exit as €2.4 trillion rescue bill looms
5 March You didn't really think it would stop at Greece did you - Spain's debt causes worry
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3 March Oil A Bigger Threat Than Greece
2 March Almost Half Of English Adults Are Poor At Maths
1 March Why The Fuss About The NHS Bill? The NHS Has Been Privatised For Years
1 March Google's New Privacy Policy: 'All Your Base Belong Us'.
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29 February Health Workers Should Be Sacked For Calling Old People 'Dear' Says QUANGO Chief
28 February Drug Gangs Taking Over British Cities?
28 February Israel Will Not Warn USA Before Launching A Strike Against Iran
27 February Faced With It's Worst Crisis Yet The G20 Leaders Agree To Do The Most Stupid Thing Ever
. 27 Februay Egyptian Lawyers Demand Jail For US Democracy Activists
25 February U S Elections: Will The Repuiblicans Find A White Knight In The Bush?
24 February Syrian Rebels Say West Is Already Aiding Thier Uprising
23 February Private Abortion Clinics Accused Of Aborting Female Foestuses On Demand.
23 February The latest round in the Who's The Worst Internet Privacy Thief Saga
21 February The Greek Bail Out Deal Humiliates Greece Without Solving Anything
21 February Lucky Bammy?
20 February The Greek Mess, Germany and A Final Solution?
20 February Latest Fear and Panic Strategy: They Tell Us We Are All Going To Starve
18 FebruaryDoes Smoking Cause Lung Cancer? It Appears Not In The Eyes Of The Law
17 February In Spite Of What Lefties Say It Is Equal Rights Campaigners Not Christians Who Are Imposing Their Belief On Others.
17 February The Obama Presidency Rermains Firmly In Denial Over The Euro Crisis
16 February Older workers sidelined as jobs crisis deepens
16 February 115 European banks Face Downgrade As Germany And Greece Threaten Eurozone
15 February UK Unemployment Rises Again as part time jobs increase.
15 February Greece Steps Closer To EU Exit
15 February Another Hollywood Actor Bids For Biggest Twat Oscar
14 February Eurocrats Are The New Bond Villains
13 February Will Government Defy Euro Nazis and Labour - Activist judges and throw hate monger Abu Qatada out of Britain?
13 February Greece Burns As Parliament Chooses EU bailout over democracy.
11 February Former Archbishop Of Canterbury George Carey says its time to remind ourselves Christians have rights too
10 February Greek Protests Boost Far Right
10 February Can you spend money to make money? Some things to know about fiscal stimulus
10 February Fascist Judge Should Be Taken Outside And Shot.
9 February More Climate Science Fraud Exposed: Himalyan Glaciers Are Not Melting
9 February Bank Of England To Print Money To Avoid Recession
8 February Greek trump card fails as stronger Europe shrugs off break-up threat
7 February U.S. Drones target aid workers and mourners at funerals
7 February Can The Euro Survive If Greece Leaves The Single Currency System?
6 February UN Veto On Military Action Against Syria Shames The West Says Hague
6 February Education: A Generation Of Schoolchildren lack reading skills for Dickens
4 February Middle East Problems Getting Worse
3 February Environment Minister Resigns. Environment Shouts 'There Is A God'
3 February Argentina accuses Britain of using the Falklands as a distraction from economic woes
2 February Egypt Football Riot kills dozens

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September 2019

Migrant who made 11-year-old pregnant twice sentenced to only three years


>An adult migrant has been sentenced by a Swedish court to a mere three years prison time for repeatedly raping an 11-year-old girl and twice making her pregnant. In addition to the three-year prison sentence, the Swedish court also ruled that the migrant would be deported but would be able to return to Sweden after 10 years.

Hate is 80% of Left Wing Politics
Since my days as a candidate for the old Liberal Party in local and county council elections I have been struck by the hatred and loathing shown by candidates of left wing parties for anyone who opposes them. This ‘politics of hate’ trend started in the USA, now considered a county so politically polarised civil war is inevitable, but has become an integrat part of UK and European politics

Sane Democrats See Little To Gain From Impeaching Trump, Fear It Will Backfire
In an opinion poll commissioned by Reuters a majority of US Democrat voters say they fear that the latest m,ove to impeach President Trump over the Biden-Ukraine scandal will backfire, giving him a boost into the 2020 US election. One has to wonder about an epidemic of dementia among leading Democrats who have forgotten that only a few weeks ago

Parliament’s Problem With Brexit
The verdict of the Supreme Court, that Boris Johnson’s suspension of parliament, NOT for the purpose of stopping pro EU factions from preventing the UK having a no strings break from the EU as a (long overdue) result of the 2016 referendum, and it’s result which surprised the elites and the citizens of our recently renamed capital city Wankeristan, has divided the country even more deeply than the brexit vote itself.

Breaking News From Planet Snowflake – Kitchen Knives To Be Banned
Church of England bishops (who else could be so far out of touch with reality?) are leading a campaign calling on the government to take a toughen up its position on on knife crime, in the wake of a massive upsurge in knife attacks and violent crime since the police were ordered to prioritise the investigation of ‘hate crime’ over pursuing real criminals. One of their suggestions is banning pointed kitchen knives. The suggestion has been met on social media with some confusion, and a lot of jokes.

Russia Warns Attack On Saudi Oil Plant Will Hit Fuel Prices
Following the drone attack by Yemeni rebels on a major Saudi Arabian oil processing plant, The Kremlin’s warned that the loss of production from the stricken plant will destabilise oil prices worldwide. This follows statements by the European Union and the UK condemning the Houthi drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities carried out on Saturday (14 September, 2019).

The Scottish Silliness (Brexit)
The Scottish court judgement is nothing but a cheap political stunt by a bunch of biased, SNP supporting bent lawyers aimed at giving The Mad Wee Hag Sturgeon ammunition for her next bid to make Scotland independent from the UK and thus the biggest economic basket case in Europe (if Scotland was an independent nation now they would be further up shit creek and even more bereft of paddles than Greece. .

Negative Interest Rates - Final Nail In The Coffin Of Neoliberalism? Negative interest rates, in plain terms a situation in which we pay bankers for holding our money, are the latest ruse of politicians and economists to make uis start spending our investments and savings, thus kickstarting the global economy thy have screwed up.

Pupils Shut Out Of School Because They Refuse To Wear Gender Neutral Uniforms
Overshadowed somewhat by the idiocies in Parliament this week as Remain supporting, democratically elected MPs try to overturn the democratically expressed wish of the people and keep the UK in The Fourth Reich politely known as the European Union, the idiocy of politically correct, far left authoritarianism in education goes on...

August 2019

Pepper Spray Sales In Sweden Have "Exploded" After Spate Of Rape Attacks
Following the summer's attention-grabbing spate of rapes and sexual assaults, the sales of pepper spray for self defence have increased dramatically. The Kjell & Company retail chain believes that it will sell 90 percent more sprays in August than in June. One of the manufacturers, Plegium, has announced that sales this summer have "exploded". Sweden has been shaken this summer by a series of violent rapes. The most notable of these have taken place in the University city of Uppsala ...

Transgender bullying is scaring respectable old organisations into silence
For years Katie Alcock had helped The Guide movemeny run Brownie and Girl Guide groups in her hometown, Lancaster. Then suddenly she was fired. The reason given in a statement by Girlguiding was that Dr. Alcock, had violated its policies on equality and diversity. Her offence was to suggest that science is correct and fashionable virtue signalling wrong, that people born male must be welcomed by a female-only organisation and, for instance, share tents or bathrooms with adolescent girls.

July 2019

Far Left Fascist Students Force US College To Ban Free Speech
Many people might think so, but fascism is not a political philosphy in the way that communism, socialism, liberalism or conservatism are, it is about centralised power, in fact the word derives from a latin word, Fasces, which is a symbol of unbreakable authority. Fascism is authoritarianism, and politics of right or left can be authoritarian. In this article, from National Interest blog an example of the fascism of left wind students is presented:

Court Overturns Fine Imposed By Biased Electoral Commission On Brexit Supporter.
A large fine imposed by a kangaroo court under the auspices of the UK’s democracy watchdog (allegedly,) The Electoral Commission, on a young, working-class Brexit campaign organiser, Darren Grimes, has been overturned in the law courts. The case, which many Remain campaigners have used in their efforts to discredit and overturn the result of the 2016 referendum on EU membership.

To Boldly Go – The Infinte Insanity Of The ‘Progressive Left’
As the world celebrates fifty years since the moon landings, and the conspiracy theorists celebrate the biggest hoax ever (before climate change,) the progressive left in the USA have found cause to take offence at one of humanity’s greatest achievements / one of the deep state’s biggest psyops (delete as appropriate) …Left attacks sexist, racist moon landings.

Brexit Party MEP blasts ‘Pointless’ European Parliament As A Charade
U.K. businessman and newly elected Member of the European Parliament (MEP) blasted the whole setup as an undemocratic charade only days after being sworn in. The Brexit Party MEP attacked the European Parliament and asked whether it was fair to say the EU is a democratic institution. Speaking to The Daily Express, the First Property Group CEO claimed the EU Parliament served no purpose

French police drag Yellow Vest “protesters” away from Bastille Day parade as they jeer Macron
As Mr Macron was riding by at the start of the parade, he was greeted by people in the crowds who turned their backs, booed and whistled. Before the parade, he delivered a message to the French people and said he wanted to highlight France’s “irrevocable commitment to consolidate French and European security”.

Volvo To Move HQ From Sweden? It’s Not Because Of Brexit
Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson shocked his country and the EU today when he said the Swedish car company company may consider moving its headquarters elsewhere. Volvo, he said, struggles to attract foreign specialists due to the lack of public security caused by the country’s soaring crime rate which is linked to mass immigration and the government’s refusal to deal with so called ‘no – go areas’ in Swedish towns and cities.

British MEP Reveals Undemocratic EU Stitch Up Of Top Jobs
Brexit Party MEP Alexandra Phillips angrily blew the whistle on the undemocratic election process for choosing the European Parliament’s highly influential Committee chairs. The Newly elected MEP claimed the Federalist bloc had organised a “stitch-up behind closed doors”. Phillips said she was “astonished” by the method the European Parliament uses to elect chairs of its committees.

Zuckerberg Admits Facebook Interfered In Irish Abortion Vote
After three years of Facebook being among the most vociferous campaigners for the impeachment and removal from office of President Trump because of his camaigns alleged cooperation with the government of Russia in rigging the 2016 US election, the Social Media giant’s CEO Mark Zuckerberg has at last admitted what many of us ‘conspiracy theorists’ suspected all along ...

List Of Alternatives To Google Products
This blog is no fan of Google as our readers know.Not only do we believe Google’s origins as the brainchild of a couple of dysfunctional nerds is a myth and that the company was spawned by the US government’ s DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) for military and civil surveillance projects, we are also sure it has fallen under the control of a bunch of Silicon Valley weirdos, who want to covertly control the world

London’s Muslim Mayor Sadiq Khan Attacks Trump for LGBTQ Policies
The hypocritical little shit has obviously conveniently forgotten what his Muslim Brotherhood buddies to to homosexuals in Islamic countries, where there are no leabians of course because a woman is legally her husbands property and can only have sex when he wants it ...

June 2019

Italy Arrests Captain Of Migrant NGO Ship After Illegal Docking
Italian leader Matteo Salvini continued to se the standard for leadersd of Eurosceptic EU member states when he ordered the arrest of the captain, crew members and passengers of a ship that crashed the Italian border control agency blockade to land its cargo of illegal immigrants on the Iitalian island of Lampeduesa. The captain of the migrant transport ship Sea Watch 3 had docked at Europe's most southern port on the Italian island was arrested on Saturday following a protracted standoff ...

Macron Threatens G20 On Climate Then Backs Off
France's boy president and current climate scaremonger in chief and leading European federalist Emmanuel Macron arrived in Japan for the G-20 summit full of sound and fury, which like the stuff of Macbeth's soliloquy in Shakespeare's play turned out to signify nothing.France's boy president and current climate scaremonger in chief and leading European federalist Emmanuel Macron arrived in Japan for the G-20 summit full of sound and fury, which like the stuff of Macbeth's soliloquy in Shakespeare's play turned out to signify nothing.

Europe Prepares To Join The Currency War

Things seemed to be going to plan for the European Unon's single currecncy, The Euro, which was the biggest single step in the plan to merge member states into a single political entity. Tied to the German economic powerhouse the poorer nations could not manage their finances efficiently and soon became dependent on bailouts from the European Central Bank which were made with attached conditions suggested by Germany.

United Nations set to impose global ban on criticism of Islam
We have reported before on The United Nations (UN), a supra - national organisation made up of elitists appointed by other elitists, overreaching its mandate and trying to act as a global government, imposing policies that nobody voted for, formulated by bureaucrats that nobody voted for, for on the sovereign nations of the world.

Here's the latest example of this globalist authoritaianism and it is probably the most worrying yet for citizens of the democratic nations. The UN is planning to impose a global ban on telling the truth about Islam, because hearing the brutality of Islamic dogma described in detail upsets Muslims apparently:

The Inconvenient Truth About Driving Electric
Like most things linked to the globalist agenda, the campaign to persuade us to switch to electric cars is based on a false narrative. Electric cars are not really environment friendly (the processes involved in mining the lithium, cobalt and other rare elements required, the filthy and energy intensive processes for extracting these substances from the bedrock, and the amount of really nasty toxic shite dumped into the environment in the refining process... And in the end of all that, what you have is a car that costs twice the price, and goes half as far on a full charge as the conventional car goes on a tankful of fuel.

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.

Soon after being 'initiated' the girls would find themselves having to service numerous men, often having several sex partners in a single day. For many years local authority social services departments, police and local politicians turned a blind eye having been told by central government to take a soft approach to immigrant crime in order to avoid inflaming racial tensions.

Seven years later the Rotherham story is ongoing with new suspects being indentifed and charged, and similar cases though not usually on such a grand scale have emerged in most large British cities.

The latest of these is Bradford, Yorkshire, where detectives investigating the alleged grooming activity of a predominantly Muslim gang operating in West Yorkshire have arrested 44 people as part of a probe. 36 men and three women have been arrested from homes in Bradford, Leeds and across the satellite towns surrounding those two cities (collectively known as Kirklees, and other parts of West Yorkshire this month.

Minority Report on Douma attack exposes ‘compromised reporting & analysis’ by OPCW – MIT professor
The OPCW failed to include evidence on the Douma in its final report, so the resulting document is inherently compromised, an MIT professor said. The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) claimed that gas was dropped from the sky on the Damascus suburb. It did not directly blame on the Syrian government, however.

And They Call Brexit A Farce? EU Chaos As Leaders Fail To Agree Choices For Top Jobs …
The Council Of Europe, the political leaders of all EU member states gathered on Thursday to decide which candidates should fill several top jobs when European Commission president Jean – Claude Juncker and other senior figures step down later this yeae. They were locked in debate for the whole day but were unable to reach agreement on who will fill even one of the top positions within the EU.

Will Italy's Mini - BOT Break The Euro
... 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.

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.

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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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