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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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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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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
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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
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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'
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Even The BIS Is Shocked At How Broken Markets Have Become.
If the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) the bank where banks and governments do business is worried about the state of the markets, we are in bigger trouble than anyone is letting on.

Child sex abuse inquiry in crisis as victims walk away
Alleged victims of abuse involved in the historic abuse case currently being investigated by MPs and police have advised Home Secretary Theresa May, that they are ready to withdraw support from the Government's child sex inquiry. Twenty = three individuals, some of whom claim as children they suffered serious and prolonged abuse at the hands on senior Members of Parliament, Senior Civil servants and other high ranking figures in the public sector, sent Mrs May a letter claiming the inquiry is "not fit for purpose".

Obesity pill to ‘replace treadmill’ being developed by Harvard University
A magic pill which burns away excess body fat has been one of the wet dreams of mad scientists for decades. Such a pill is now being developed at Harvard University. Researchers claim it could one ‘replace the treadmill.’ (This is daft as we still need exercise to maintain a healthy heart, muscles and bones.

Everything The Science Whores Told You About Eating Fat Was A Lie.
We have been telling you so for years, but at last the world seems to be cathing up with The Daily Stirrer. Another independent study confirms that the scientists ('A sack of rogues bought and paid for with corporate gods' to paraphrase Burns) have been lying about the health risks of eating saturated fat. It's process vegetable fat, created in laboratories by scientists and other synthesized foods that damage human health.

What Would George Orwell Think Of The Screeching Left's Horror At Plans To Shrink The State. In part one of his classic social commentary, The Road To Wigan Pier, George Orwell wrote of the grinding poverty and appalling living conditions endured by people in industrial areas. The second part, which is more revevant to the 21st Century is a rant against the superiority of the upper class 'Fabian' socialists who have hijacked the Labour movement and whose Paternal Liberalism is in almost all ways more repugnant that the uncaring attitude of the old elite.

What Will It Take to Get You to Swallow GMO and Nanotech Foods?

Are you one of these "new technology rejecters"? Apparently you will be given such a label soon if you don't want GMOs or nanoparticles in your food, just as those who ask can the 1.6% contributed by human activity of the carbon dioxide that makes up 0.025% of the atmosphere really be the sole cause of the changes in our climate which has been constantly changing for millions of years before men first stood erect.

Evolution: Theory, Fact or Fiasco?
Much as I have faith in Charles Darwin's Theory Of Evolution as a feasible explanation of how diverse species originate (The Origin Of The Species) it annoys me when science fans insist "Evolution is not a theory, its a fact." Especially annoying of course is when they cite evolution to explain the origin of life on earth or the development of human intelligence. Even more annoying is their assumption that anyone questioning them is a young Earth creationist. Here are a few thoughts on some of evolution theory's inconsistencies ...

Why Food Sovereignty Should Not Be Handed To GMO Biotech Corporations
Most of the GM produce that is finding its way into the human food chain has been modified to make it resistant to herbicides (weed killer) and pesticides (insect killer) that are deadly to humans - just look at the warnings on a packet of garden weed killer or domestic fly spray if you want proof of that. And remember in bulk food production we are talking about industrial quantities of industrial strength toxins. Scientists on the corporate payroll assure us ...

Are Humans Becoming Extinct
some scientists, Guy McPherson included, down at the Climate Change conference who fear that climate disruption is so serious, with so many self-reinforcing feedback loops already in play, that humans are in the process of causing our own extinction.

Anarchy and Statism: When We Know The Price Of Big Government Is Our Liberty Why Are So Many Prepared To Pay It. Having crossed swords with militant atheists anf fundamentalist science worshippers many times and been gobsmacked by their inability to consider that any opinion other than their own might derserve a hearing, I thought it was time to start demolishing this new quasi - religious faith that spawns so many zealots.

Another Day Another Fuckwit Scientist's Head Explodes
The Warmageddonist industry has been close to meltdown recently. Almost every week a new report by respected physicists, meteorologists or environmentalists, has cast doubt on the totally unprovable (and empirically unprovable)theory underpinning the climate science scam, that a marginal atmospheric increase increase in a trace gas, carbon dioxide (CO2) is responsible for the runaway warming trends ...

American must have been quite shocked to wake up after the Thanksgiving weekend's festivities to dind they are no longer living in what was arguably but proclaimed by many to be the world's greatest democracy, but are now ruled by the God - King Obama, who makes new laws by Imperial decree and considers those who question him criminals. The coup d'etat that killed off American democracy was carried out while the populace was diverted not only by the holiday weekend but by the carefully engineered civil unrest in freguson Missouri.

Beautiful Children With No Love In Their Eyes
With Black Friday shopping madeness out of the way for another year, here's a poem to remind us that life is not all about money and material possessions. Parents have become obsessed with creating perfect children, from expensive dentistry to playing Moart up Mum's chuff while she's preggers. But don't we owe our children a shot at happiness too? Must they be perfect little clone kids, obedient consumers not smart enough to question anything.

New Allegations - VIP paedophile ring 'abused teenage boy INSIDE Buckingham Palace and Balmoral Castle'
It looks as if the Westminster Paedophile Ring scandal, that has been covered up by the establishment with the complicity of mainstream media and the police and security services is finally about to get the attention it deserved. The Daily Stirrer and our companion Boggart Blog have covered the topic many times.

France’s President Hollande Says 'Non' To Obama’s Demand for Corporate Global Oligarchy
The embttled French President has become the first national leader to state categorically his country will not sign the Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership being pushed by the USA's Obama Administration. Hollande's government is already the most unporular France has ever had and the President know to give away French sovereignty to US Corporate businesses would be political suicide.

Arrogance, Intolerance, Snobbishness and Corrupt, Self Interested Practices. It's modern science. The world sems to be waking up the the fact that while in the past scientists tended to be rather detached, slightly obsessive people not driven by material goals, the modern science academy has been very largely corrupted by political patronage and corporate money. The academic field of climate science it especially notable for this.

Westminster Paedophile Cover Up: This Is Hot Stuff
I'm on my teeny weeny notebook today because I'm out of the house all day, so this will be brief but cannot go without being recorded on Boggart Blog.
As you know we've been following the paedophile scandals from when the first stories about the depravity of a certain DJ / TV Presenter who 'did a lot for charidee though he didn't talk about it' (but made sure everyone else did. We were one of the first blogs to name ...

14 Somali Men Convicted of Raping and Pimping Underage Girls In Bristol
In the latest outrage involving the systematic abuse of underage girls by immigrant males, a court in Bristol has delivered verdicts on the sickening activities of a gang of Somali men in the city who groomed underage girls, repeatedly raped them and forced them into a life of sex slavery and prostitution. Thirteen Somali men men abused girls as young as 13 and tricked these vulnerable children into thinking they were the girlfriends of their abusers.

Climate Change: Study shows carbon dioxide dangers are OVERSTATED
That old demon Carbon Dioxide is in the news again today, not because the scaremongering science screechers have come up with a new lie to sell their 'tax-the-rich' globalist agenda but because yet another group of sensible scientists have found that carbon Dioxide levels in the atmosphere are overstated. Hardly a surprising result when you consider the global figure is derived from measurements taken on the slopes of Mauna Loa, an active volcano in Hawaii.

Dark clouds of retribution are gathering over the hubris of economic optimism
If we listen to economically illiterate idiots like Barack Obama, George Osborne, Paul Krugman and the EU leaders Jean Claude Drunkard, Gauleiter Martin Schulz and Herman Van Rumpy Pumpy we might get swept up in the belief that global economic recovery is surging ahead. The statistics they recite suggest so. Unfortunately statistics are easily manipulated. The views of people who actually run businesses tell a different story.

The Hard-Core Nazis Who Rule In Kiev Were Put There By EU and USA
"Their children will hole up in basements!" screeched Ukrainian "President" Poroshenko, the oligarch and "Chocolate King." "This is how we will win this war!" He was talking about the children of the people of East Ukraine, whose cities are being bombed from the air by the US-supported Ukrainian military. Thousands have been killed, mostly civilians: Ukraine’s war on its own people has displaced nearly a million people ...

Hiding The Decline In Temperatures Through Massive Data Tampering
We've said forever that the global warming scare was a massive fraud, cooked up by governments that needed an excuse to impose massive tax increases to plug the black hole in the global economy. They had willing allies in the science academe of course. Yep, so long as they are confident the research grants will keep flowing, scientists will always give their political and corporate paymaster the required answer ...

We have also reported on the necessity of tampering with empirical data in order to make the case for global warming, and take great please in bringing you yet more evidence of the exyent of this.

Food Fascists: GMO and Pesticide Manufacturers Play Dirty/a>
Danish farmer IbBorup Pedersen has made his living rearing hogs for decades so you can be sure he knows a thing or two about the animals. But when Pedersen became alarmed at the growing incidence of deformities and biological defects among newborn piglets, which included gaps in skulls, misshaped bones, missing legs and even a female piglet with testicles ...

Quantum Physics Meets Sociology In "Schrodinger's Class"; the Middle Class Is Either Thriving Or About To Go Extinct
While politicians tell us unemployment is down, economic growth is up, the hard pressed middle classes are struggling more than ever. so are they really doing as well as official statistics suggest, or is the widening gap between rich and poor a symptom of a return to rigid social stratification?

Media ‘gagged over bid to report MP child sex cases’ It looks as if the Westminster Paedophile Ring scandal, that has been covered up by the establishment with the complicity of mainstream media and the police and security services is finally about to get the attention it deserved. The Daily Stirrer and our companion Boggart Blog have covered the topic many times.

Arianrhod Of Silver Dawn - Ian R Thorpe
After I posted "Maid of Paradise" an erotic fantasy in the style of the eighteenth century romantic poets a friend challenged me to do a set in the same sensual style. 'Maid' drew on Middle Eastern mythology while Aruanrhod is more Celtic but both are about transcendental love and the two cultures are quite closely related.

National Security damaged if elities crimes investigated?
I’ve written before (not here for quite a log time) about how the incidence of sociopaths within a group of humans becomes greater the higher you you look in the social hierarchy. At the highest levels of political power then, obviously, we would expect to see those who take the greatest delight in inflicting misery on othrs, simply "because they can".

Wifi affects human memory
People are facing a host of illnesses ranging from brain tumors and leukemia to poor memory and concentration as they become increasingly engulfed by an “electrosmog” as Wi-Fi networks expand globally, scientists in Scandinavia have warned.
The team of experts report that electromagnetic fields (EMF) from mobiles, wireless LANs etc. can influence human blood circulation, respiration, temperature control, water balance and other bodily functions.

Retired Scotland Yard detectives back up claims that paedo MPs murdered boys at sex orgies
One of the worst aspects of the Westminster Paedophile Ring cover up was the way mainstream media caved in to political pressure and did not digigently pursue their investigations when rumours first began to circulate. OK, it must be a ...

Renewable Energy: So Useless That Even Green Loons At Google Have Given up on it
The sandal wearing, tree hugging, bearded puritans call it "renewable energy", the zealots of the Church Of Scienceology call it sustainable energy, those with smarter heads on their shoulder call it "alternative energy" because that's what it really is: an alternative to energy that actually works (eg nuclear and anything made from cabon-rich fuel from organic matter laid down in pre-history and left to brew for a few hundred million years.)

After Nuclear Phase-Out, Germany Debates Scrapping Coal After deciding to scrap nuclear power, Germany is to debate getting rid of its coal fired generating plant too, Coal is Germany's biggest energy source but also its top polluter and main threat to the unrealistic climate goals imposed by the EU. Chancellor Angela Merkel's government is split on the issue, which pits a vocal environmental movement against energy giants and coal mining regions, with only weeks until her cabinet is set to present its next climate action plan.

Westminster child abuse and murder claims 'tip of the iceberg' in scandal, Home Secretary May warns
Home Secretary Theresa May suggested during Andrew Marr Show appearance this morning more allegations and revelations are likely. She also admitted the Government is 'unlikely' to hit its net immigration target. Allegation that politicians raped and murdered young boys at paedophile orgies held at the Elm Guest House in south London are "only the tip of the iceberg" in the Westminster historic child abuse scandal, Mrs. May said.

Parliamentary Paedophiles - Establishment Cover Up Culture And The Child Abuse Scandal
The Daily Stirrer has always tried to bring you a controversial and off-message view of major news stories. We have raised the issue of a cover up culture that exists in both national and local government and throughout the public sector since we came online and before that under different guises. Allegations of a paedophile ring in Parliament are alsost as old as 'allegations' of Jimmy Savile's depravity.

Are Europe And USA Drifting Apart Over Warmonger President Obama's Aggressive Attitude To Russia?
The entire foreign policy of the Obama Administration in the USA is based on having its European alliesd give a veneer of respectability to America's warmongering, economic imperialism and blatant bullying of smaller nations. But has the rent bot President overreached himself in trying to bully Russia's Vladimir Putin?

The Left Are So Hopeless They Can't Even Sneer Properly
Yesterday's by election in the Kent constituency of Rochester and Strood produced the expected victory for UKIP, the expected humiliation for the Conservative, Labour and Lib Dem parties. The Biggest disaster however was a Labour own goal own scored by Labour's Shadow Attorney General Emily Thornberry

Obesity now costs equivalent of one third of entire NHS budget
According to one of those sensationalist headlines that lefties would ridicule if it was in The Daily Mail but will treat as a commandment handed down on a tablet of stone if it appears in The Guardian or (as it actually has been) is published in a piece of official propaganda, obesity now costs the UK more than armed violence, war and terrorism.

Walmart’s Greed: Dodging Billions in Taxes, Paying workers peanuts
Walmart Stores is America’s top-earning corporation. In 2013, its revenues were $473 billion, yet it only declared $16 billion in profits. Bizarrely Americans subsidize Walmart because its low-wage employees receive an estimated $6.2 billion annually in Food Stamps, Medicare and other anti-poverty benefits. Meanwhile Walmart has parked $21.4 billion in untaxed profits offshore and is lobbying to cut U.S. corporate tax rates.’

Genetically Modified Food Crops - Complacency Is No Way To Fight Corporate Fascism.
Adovcates of genetically modified food crops, particularly the GM versions of staple foods such as wheat, corn, soya beans and potatoes say 'the science is settled' and Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) pose not risk to human health or the environment and will feed the world's poor. Not so say independent scienctific studies, GM crops are risky, do not provide increased yields and will only result in handing control of the food supply to some very untrustworthy corporate interests.

Obama’s TTIP Trade Deal Would Be Disastrous for Europe, Says Independent Study
On November 14th, Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten (German Economic News - the German Financial Times or Wall Stret Journal) published two articles in print and on the Internet , covering the first independent study of probable short and long term impacts of the Obama administration's pet American hegemony project, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

Fracking Truth: Mainstream media reports only corporate lies and government propaganda.
The government, energy companies and their poodles in the science academy have been trying to sell us fracking as the cheapish, cleanish but ultimately more reliable than wind and mirrors way of meeting future energy needs. Nobody believed them of course, only a complete idiot would believe that nonsense. Unfortunately the idiots believed themselves.

Aid Organisations Using Ebola to Line Their Own Pockets
Just a couple of days ago The Dily Stirrer was slamming charities managers for using our money to line their own pockets. Now in a devastating attack on the charity sector, a Liberian official accuses charities of exploiiting ebola for gain.

Bassetlaw MP John Mann's campaign to expose Westminster child abuse
Bassetlaw MP John Mann is spearheading a campaign to investigate rumours of child abuse involving Westminster politicians. Mr Mann and two other Labour MPs, Rochdale’s Simon Danczuk and Rotherham’s Sarah Champion, say they will pressure home secretary Theresa May to act on evidence they have passed on to her. Mr Mann alleges that there has been systematic abuse of under-16s by MPs dating back decades which he believes has been covered up by successive governments.

Was CERN A False Prophet - Laugh, I Nearly Shat
Some of you may remember the stick we have taken from The Church Of Scienceology Cult member when in taking the piss out of the over educated idiots at CERN, who are looking for "The Answer To Life, The Universe and Everything," by comparing their quest for The Higgs Boson to someone looking for a needle in a haystack when ...

Mainstream Media Myths and The Power Of Belief
Years ago, an elderly, frail Japanese martial arts master once boasted a 200-0 record against his opponents. He claimed to have a unique power that allowed him to inflict serious injury on people without actually laying a finger on them. Was it Chi? Magic? None of the above. It was a total scam. But that didn't matter.

Red Cross To Be Renamed Red Swastika?


The Red Cross is getting some well deserved stick after sacking 71 year old Brian Barkley, a volunteer for over twenty years. His crime was to have an opinion that differed from the politically correct dogma espoused by the self righteous, self interested left wing troughers who line their pockets via generous expenses and salaries for running the charity.

Westminster Paedophile Investigation Turns Into A Murder Case
I watched Tory MP MURDER a boy during depraved Westminster VIP paedophile party. The astonishing claim above was made by a witness giving evidence to London Metropolitan Police detectives as they pursue their investigation of allegations dating back to the 1980s of a paedophile ring operating within the precincts of The Palace Of Westminster, the sear of the UK Government.

a href="http://www.greenteethmm.com/TTIP-democracy.shtml#141115-TTP-secret">Americans Are Waking Up To Obama’s Secret Treaty To Establish A Golbal Government System

Barack Obama is secretly negotiating the largest international trade agreement in history, and the mainstream media in the United States is almost completely ignoring it. If this treaty is adopted, it will be the most important step toward a one world economic system that we have ever seen. The name of this treaty is “the Trans-Pacific Partnership”, and the text of the treaty is so closely guarded that not even members of Congress know what is in it.

Scientists Try - And Fail - To Explain Why Global Warming Has Stopped
Try as they might, the climate science crooks and liars cannot some up with any plausible reason why the global temperature has not warmed for eighteen years. Their latest stupidity, a claim that the missing hear is hiding at the botton of the ocean would require Newtonian laws of thermodynamics to go into reverse. The pointy heads are paying the price for looking at computer models instead of reality.

Climate Change Not Caused By Humans - Ecology Professor Climate change is real, but it is not caused by human activity, Daniel Botkin, professor Emeritus in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology at University of California Santa Barbara has said. The focus on the man-made aspect of global warming is detracting attention from real environmental disasters to nature’s detriment, he argued.

Luxembourg defends massive corporate tax dodging
Over the past week the whole media circus, mainsteam and broadcast, new media, bloggers, the world and his dog, was getting excited about the revelation that traditional tax haven but also founder member of the EU, Luxembourg has been facilitating wholesale corporate tax dodging and this 'business' was given the all clear by the then Prime Minister of the Grand Duchy,

The Problems of Democracy
We have written many posts under the collective label "Death Of Democracy". OK, sensational I know but newspaper barons used to say "sensation sells" because it was true and in new media it is equally true that sensatiuon attracts search traffic. Even so, democracy is in trouble, here in Britain with our broken first past the post, two party system which leaves the majority of voters disenfrachised, in Europe, where rule by inept and unstable coalitions in ...

More Cracks in Google’s ‘Don’t Be Evil’ Mantra as Data Collection and Political Power Soar
Google is amassing huge amounts of personal user data while simultaneously accruing big-time political clout, a new report from Public Citizen confirms.

It Doesn't Take Much To get Scientists Excited
Yesterday we saw on television news bulletins pictures of scientists jumping up and down, screaming and shouting and generally behaving they way we would expect from Liverpool football supporters if they heard Mario Balotelli had been transferred to another club. What was the cause of this celebrationete? You might well ask ...

Scotland Yard searching the Bodleian Library for Barbara Castle Dossier on alleged child sex abuse
Having failed to find the dossier on a paedophile sex abuse ring operating in parliament that was handed to then Home Secretary Leon Brittan by the late Geoffrey Dickens MP, we learn that Scotland Yard or now searching the same archive for a dossier on the same topic compiled by Barbara Castle MP also deceased.

Did Obama Hide His Background To Get Himself Elected. Six years into his Presidency, no more is known about Obama's background or early life than was known before he announced his candidacy. Where are the old classmates, roomies, girlfriends or in Obama's case boyfriends maybe, with slightly embarrassing stories that show he is human. And why did he order all records of his life to be sealed. There are many more questions of course, you may find a few answers in the embedded page below.

Climate activists Claim US Deep Freeze Is Due To Global Warming
As 44 US states brace for snow in the coming week, multiple “climate change” articles have been published recently which attempt to attribute the record cold – or any change in climate for that matter – to “global warming.” An op/ed published yesterday, for example, suggested the freezing temperatures throughout the U.S. are an “indirect result of the world getting warmer.”

Anyone threatening US petrodollar is public enemy No.1 - Gorbachev
As the world becomes more unstable and nations form themselves into geopolitical blocs, as the USA under its former rent boy President, Barack hussein Obama provokes a return to cold war conditions by trying to drag UKraine into NATO and the EU while simultaneously treading on China's toes in the far east, one former leader speaks out.

Covering Up The Cover UP
So the cover up inquiry into the lost dossier on paedophiles in parliament allegedly handed to former Home Secretary Leon Brittan by the late Geoffrey Dickens MP and subsequently lost by Home Office staff (Brittan's name figured in the list of kiddie fiddlers named by the dossier allegedly) has concluded that there is no proof the file was deliberately destroyed and therefore we must accept there was no cover up,

Petrodollar Panic? China Signs Currency Swap Deal With Qatar & Canad
As we have reported before, de-dollarization continues to spread around the world. In the past few days, China has signed bilateral currency trade agreements with Canada, which mases the USA's northern America's first offshore RMB hub. CBC analysts suggest this "could double maybe even triple the level of Canadian trade between Canada and China," impacting the need for US Dollars.

TTIP Trade Deal Will Be A Disaster For Democracy And British Economy
Analysts looking at the far reacing effects of the Trans Atlantic Trade And Investment Partnership (TTIP) have concluded that the controversial agreement negotiated between US and EU officials in conditions of such complete secrecy that even elected representatives of voters in EU member nations have not beel allowed to know what it provisions contains could become an absolute disaster for the British economy.

Wind farms paid £43million to stand idle because on windy days they produce more power than the National Grid could handle But you can't switch the coal, gas and nuclear plants off becausethe wind can drop very suddenly. John Constable, of the Renewable Energy Foundation has said too many wind farms have been built too quickly, without the infrastructure to cope with the power. Officials are also pandering to suppliers running the Government’s ‘pet technology’, he said, allowing them to charge whatever they wanted to switch off, he said.

Deja vu: Hungary asserts independence, is threatened by US and EU

In a famous episode of cold war history, when Hungary tried to assert its idependence from Russia, the Soviet Taks rolled in and crushed the budding democratic movement. Half a century later it is the so-called “democrats” from the West, the USA and EU who have been doing the bullying.

Simple Tips for Boosting Immunity Everyone Should be Doing To Improve Resistance Against Diseases Like Cancer.
While medical science, funded by research grants from Big Pharma and corporate health care pushes to find ever more costly (i.e. profitable) therapies for the diseses that threaten us, the body is its own best doctor, as our ancestors knew. All we need do in many cases is give it the right support.

New Physics Theory Proposes Time Is Disappearing From Our Universe.
I have never understood why we invest so much money in theoretical physics, which basically means blokes with pointy heads sitting around having intellectual wanks as they dream up constantly whackier theories to explain how our universe works. One idea they cling to fondly which I find crazy, is that time is somehow material than can be stretched, compressed, kicked around like a football and made to disappear.

Downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 News Developments Being Suppress By Mainstream Media.
Given the tarnished reputation of mainstream media after decades of its reporting only news favourable to establishment political and corporate interests, it ought not to surprise anybody that television and print news organisations have been suppressing news of developments in the quest to discover the truth about downed Malaysia Airlines Beoing 777, Flight MH17.

UN IPCC Climate Change Report Will Warn Of 'Severe, Pervasive' Effects Of Global Warming
After various leaks of draft version showed the latest IPCC Climate Change report had at last admitted that the real world behaviour of the global climate showed the mathematical modelling based scaremongering of the climate science lobby to be at odds with the real world evidence, the final published report seems to have been rewritten line by line by the Warmageddonist lobby and their political and corporate masters. Unfortunately the cat is out of the bag and nobody trusts the buggers any more.

Britain Ends Libyan Army Training after Sex Assaults
The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced training programme for Libyan troops will be cut short a after reported sexual assaults allegedly involving five of the servicemen. 300 members of the north African basket case country's armed forces have been based at the Bassingbourn Barracks in Cambridgeshire, since July. This is yet another result of the ill advised military intervention by the FUKUS axis that resulted in the downfall of Gaddafi.

Has 'Hampstead Socialism' Lost Labour The Working Class Vote
When a traditionally left wing publication like The New Statesman turns on The Labour leader you can be sure the party is in bigger trouble than anyone involved with it is ever going to admit. This blog has been saying for years Labour is now more elitist than The Conservatives, the party of lawyers, academics and media luvvies, of crony corporatism and progressive ideologies taking precedence over ...

EU Cuts Growth Forecasts as Big Economies Falter
The EU has cut its optimistic forecasts of economic growth for all member states in 2014 and 2015 to less than 1% of GDP per annum. No surprise there to those of us who understand all the positive economic data we are fed is fake, and even if the figures meant anything at all, growth of less than one per cent when inflation is running at four to five per cent according to the most cautious estimates. In real terms the EU economy is contracting. Here's why.

Virtual ID has arrived – why you should resist taking it up
We told you some years ago when our publication appeared under a different name that the then Labour Government's plan for compulsory electronic ID cards was the step that would take us over the line from a seblance of liberal democracy into oligarchic fascism. Labour's plan was derailed by public opposition but now it has been rehashed and is presented with fluffy window dressing. A vote for Labour, Conservative Or Liberal Democrat is a vote for fascism. You have been warned.

Where Are Grandstanding FUKUS Axis Leaders As Libya Descends Into Oblivion
Remembering a time not so long ago when Libya was being held up by the French, UK and US governments as a striking example of benign and successful military 'humanitarian' intervention? The tyrant Gaddafi had been overthrown by a FUKUS Axis bombing campaign in support of a bloody revolution fought by Islamic Fundamentalists, Tribal Warlords and Common gangsters armed with American, British and French weapons paid for by western taxpayers.

Ebola outbreak caused by new strain never seen before; was it weaponized ask sceptical scientists? Since we and other blogs reported the concerns of highly regarded virologists about the strain of ebola virus involved in the outbreak currently devastating three west African nations, several more experts have gone public to say that the current strain of Ebola virus plaguing Africa and slowly spreading to other continents is potentially much more lethal than previous strains identified by virologists.

Mother jailed for child cruelty after rejecting NHS care to seek treatment at foreign clinic for teenager’s hormone therapy
from: The Ledbury Reporter:
"A MOTHER took her daughter for medical tests for conditions she didn't have and gave her medication that would not have been prescribed by doctors in the UK, a jury has been told. Health professionals, police and social services became involved after an article written by the girl's mother was seen by her father, Worcester Crown Court heard.

How the fall of France could accelerate the rise of UKIP Don't hold French stocks says former broker Farage as our Gallic neighbour sinks deeper into the Euroshite
The faltering French economy continues to stall under President Francois Hollande, which is boosting anti-EU sentiment across Europe particularly in Germany, where the efficiency worshipping taxpayers increasingly resent having to bail out their impecunious Eurozone partners.

Riots against police brutality in France after police put down protests against dictatorial Hollande
Another anti-police brutality protest turned violent in the French city of Rennes, with masked youths and police engaging in running street battles. The unrest follows the death of a young environmental activist earlier this week. Not long ago we were reporting riots in Spain as police were overly physical in dispersing peaceful protests against the government's economic policies.

The Spirits Of Wycoller Sceptics scoff at the old man's stories of paranormal activity in an abandoned village and its ruined manor house. But when a group of young professionals decide to spend a night within the walls of the old house, the ghost hunters become the hunted. If anybody needs a reminder that it is always unwise to mess with the dark side they'll find it here.

Wormholes: The science behind Interstellar Travel
by Ian R Thorpe
In a newly released video (embedded below)physicist Dr Simon Foster explains how 'Wormholes' the theoretical "shortcuts" through space-time, known as Einstein – Rosen bridges could enable travel across space and time and make interstellar travel possible.

Sharia law or gay marriage critics would be branded ‘extremists’ under Tory plans, atheists and Christians warn>/a>
New Extremism Disruption Orders proposed in The Conservative Party manifesto for the 2015 General Election would class secularists or evangelical Christians alongside Islamic state or Boko Haram, campaigners claim.
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Anyone who criticises Sharia law or gay marriage could be branded an “extremist” under sweeping new powers planned by the Conservatives to combat terrorism,

The Grey Lady Of Dunkenhalgh

Every old house has its ghost and Dukenhalgh Hall in Clayton Le Moors, Lancashire, about two miles from where I live, is no exception. There are many reports of The Grey Lady being seen near the house or on the nearby bridge on winter nights and there is an element of truth to the story. I hope I have fashioned it into a suitable tale for Halloween.

Students censored – An Academic Community In A Crisis Of Collectivism.
Intellectual freedom in our universities is under threat from ... intellectuals. So overbearing have the left wing screechers of bourgeois politically correct leftism now become that even the universities have surrendered to the intellectual control freakery of cultural Marxism. But if universities are now dedicated to turning out dull minded conformists, what hope is there for western society?

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

Tony Benn's inheritance tax dodge - another leftie hyocrite exposed
Remember the patron saint of loony lefties, Saint Anthony of Wedgewood - Benn, previously known as Viscount Stansgate? Agreeable sort of bloke, pip smokers, great speaker, utterly daft opinions as one would expect from an aristocrat who is so deluded he thinks he understands the working class?

British Democracy In Terminal Decline - Voting Is Redundant And Civil Liberties Are So Last Year
When did democracy go out of fashion. I don't remember voting on whether we wanted to give up our civil liberties or be ruled by a dictatorship of unelected bureaucrats from Brussels, but that is where we are heading, along with the other free nations of Europe. And the USA, so-called land of the free is further along the road to fascism than Europe.

You’re not feeling the economic boom are you? Here’s why
Our government keeps talking about economic recovery, so does the Obama administration in the USA and the bureaucratic dictatorship of unelected penpushers in the European Union headquarters, Brussels. but in the perception of most people, things are not getting better, in fact they are getting worse. So where's this economic 'growth' they keep talking about. Well nothing is ever what is seems to be, all the economic growth is in prostitution, drug dealing, gun running and smuggling ...

Top Scientist: This Version Of Ebola Looks Like ‘A Very Different Bug’
In another iteration of the old "The Science Is Settled" bollocks, President Obama and his senior advisers on medical science have been saying we know exactly how Ebola spreads. The case is however that there is much about this strain of the virus currently raging in West Africa that we simply do not know and the propaganda coming from the usual suspects who claim the science is settled looks very dubious.

Corporate plundering of the UK purse has to stop – Facebook pays zero tax again
Our finance expert looks at the latest tax avoidance scandal and wonders why the governments financial agencies are always to eager to go after small time tax and benefit fraud and yet year after year turn a blind eye to the blatant criminality of global corporations in their tax evasion techniques.

TTIP and CETA Degrade The Bundestag To A Folklore Event Says German Financial Newspaper
Another shocking revelation from German Financial Newspaper Deutsche Wirtschafts Nachrichten on the threat posed to deomcracy and the national sovereignty of EU member nation by the Trans Atlantic Trade And Investment Partnership (TTIP) which having been negotiated in secret by bureaucrats will give Corporations the power to overturn national law.

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

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

Taxi Customers In Heywood / Rochdale Ask For 'Local' Drivers

A taxi company in the child-sex scandal hit town Heywood, part of the Greater Manchester borough of Rochdale and the usually solid Labour parliamentary constituency almost won by Libertarian Party UKIP in a recent by election is now offering customers option of requesting white-only cab drivers, after two former 'Asian' drivers were imprisoned for their roles in the sexual exploitation gang.

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

Now Sheffied Paedophile Grooming Scandal Explodes In Establishment's Face
Vulnerable children in Sheffield were let down by police and social workers, it was claimed today as the the latest of a stream of sex scandals involving the grooming and exploitation of vulnerable children was revealed. Previously similar scadals were caused by officers seeking to aviod racially sensitive issues, ignoring the duty of politicians care workers and law enforcement officers to protect all members of society regardless of age, ethnic background or religion.

Cash-strapped NHS Wales Wastes A Fortune On Politically Correct Non-Jobs
The financial problems in the Welsh NHS do not seem to have dampened its Labour leadership's appetite for wasting money on oddly titled politically correct jobs. The Taxpayers' Alliance have published a list of 43 pointless jobs, which are costing the public £1.5m a year

How Western Intervention Turned Africa's Richest Nation Into A Failed State It is three years this week since the Western-backed assassination of Libya's dictator, Muammar 'Mad Dog' Gaddafi. The western bombing campaign in support of a rag bag army of Islamic religious fantatics, tribal warlords and self interested gangsters led to the fall and murder of Gadaffi and members of his family and the collapse of Africa’s richest and most morder nation. [Read more]

Death In The Desert - An Ill-Fated Attempt to Reach Fortress Europe.
Criminal gangs in Africa and south East Asia are recruiting desperate people for passages to Europe with promises of jobs and housing and tales of socialist utopias where the government pays all comers a good wage for doing nothing. Too often the would be immigrants are abandoned in hostile country or loaded onto unsafe boats or simply dunmped on foreign shore with no money, no documents and no hope.

Birmingham Child Abuse Scandal Set To Break - Will Dwarf Rotherham, Rochdale
Hot on the heels of child sex abuse scandals in Rotherham and Rochdale, another, bigger scandal is set to erupt in brimingham and the West Midlands. Gangs made up of predominantly Pakistani men, using the same modus operandi as the South Yorkshire and Greater Manchester abuse rings, targeted young girls and boys from broken home who were unfortunate enought to find themselves in the care of the local authority. Once groomed the children were raped and prostituted

The Ebola Outbreak - Natural Disaster Or Man Made Catastrophe The Daily Stirrer has always tried to bring you a controversial and off-message view of major news stories. We were ahead of the game on Malaysia Airlines Flights MH370 and Flight MH17. We went out on a limb again over the Ebola fever outbreak in west Africa, arguing that it looked more like a biological weapons experiment gone wrong that a natural disaster. And once again as evidence emerges the odds are swinging in our favour.

UKIP Withstands Euro-Attack, Reforms EFDD Group Just Days After 'Blackmail
Just a few days after an underhanded and undemocratic move to sideline the European Parliament (EP) anti-federalist group, the eurosceptics have outflanked neo - Nazi EP boss Martin Schulz by signing a new member. Formerly independent MEP Robert Iwaszkiewicz said he had joined in protest against undemocratic EU leadership.

European Parliament: Dictatorial Martin Schulz dissolves EEFD Group of Euro-skeptics
The Daily Stirrer has always said that the european Union was not an association of free states collaborating to make trade easier, but a bureaucratic dictatorship under the palsied heel of which the freedom and sovereigfnty of democratic nations wouldf be crushed. Here's an example of an EU Bureaucrat autocratically overruling the democratically expressed with of the voters.

Leaked TPP Chapter Exposes Sweet Deals for Big Pharma, Big Media and US Bully Tactics Crushing Smaller States Objections

Yesterday (17/10/2014) WikiLeaks released an updated version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Intellectual Property Rights chapter, along with a statement accusing those involved in the secret negotiations of creating a Big Pharma fiendly deal that would will hinder access to affordable medicines globally for those earning average wages or less, remove most of the remaining safeguards against online surveillance, and erode civil liberties while benefiting corporate and other governmental interests.

Ciggy's £1.50 each. I smell an opportunity
A World Health Organisation conference on the most serious public health issue today (not ebola but smoking would you believe) is doing some very nasty things in secret. All in all their policy smells of prohibition. Oh well, that's good news for organised crime at least.

Hidden Agenda Behind the new Free Trade Deals
In this post from Wolf Street and others in this composite article, along with our many standalone posts on the so called Free Trade Agreements, TTIP (Trans Atlantic Trade And Investment Partnership) and TPP (Trans Pacific Partnership) we have stressed again and again that the seemingly benign phrase "free trade" is not used to signify the opening of markets dominated by global corporations to competition from small, efficient local businesses.

Second And Even More Lethal Strain Of Ebola Now Infecting People In Congo - Le Monde
We may now be facing two deadly Ebola outbreaks, a new strain of the virus which so far has killed 71 percent of those infected has been discovered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This is a higher mortality rate than the strain that has killed over 3000 people in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea.

More Child Abuse Cases Like Rotherham, Rochdale To Be Revealed Says Top Police Officer
It seems inevitable that more child-abuse cases involving gangs preying on vulnerable boys and girls, like the recent cases in Rotherham and Rochdale will come to light. Simon Bailey, Chief Constable of Norfolk Police claims that the problem is far bigger than had been previously thought with up to 600,000 children having suffered some kind of sexual abuse, the National Household Survey of Adverse Childhood Experiences estimates.

Ebola, Stock Market, Nuclear War. It's all going tits up. WTF?
Woke up this morning (I know that sounds like the opening of a blues song, but bear with me), leisurely breakfast, watched the news - Osborne wittering about how well they economy was doing (which was an ominous sign), read for a while, drove Mrs T down the shops. Came in, turned on the computer.

Game of Groans: David Cameron and Ed Miliband will be torn apart as the election nears
Will Dave or Ed be Prime Minister after the 2015 general election or will a sicteenth centry witch fould up the best lain schemes of mice and men. 2015 could turn out to be the Demdike Man election, not through macick, but metaphor. The Witch of Pendle representas a communitity and culture that has been abandoned by the self righteous, politically correct concensus politics of the bourgeois establishment. Are the working and middle classes about to strike back.

The Real Significance Of The Jimmy Savile Case
Back to the Savile case, which while Anna Raccoon makes valid points about unreliability of witness evidence on events which occurred many years ago, they smug, authority worshipping people who dismiss our concerns are truly naive when saying "its just a lot of fuss about nothing, only Daily Mail readers are taken in by it," are the ones who really miss the point.

NHS Money Wasting Machine And The One Budget That Is Never Cut
After the usual empty promises made at the annual conferences of the three main political parties - all three party leaders swore that only their party can save the National Heath Service (NHS) eternally a key isue in UK politics, we decided it was time our we too a close look at why NHS finances are always in a mess. We assigned the task to our team of old gits with a vast store of business experience behind them and no fears of suffering career damage as the Politically Correct Thought Police exact retribution for the crime of being 'off message'.

The Immigration Problem
The politicians may run a mile when the topic is mentioned, the Islington Screechers and medi luvvies may cover their ears and go la-la-la-la whenever the topic comes up but there is no denying immigration is the big issue in Britain today. Labour's open doors immigration policy was a disaster, the coalition have failed to address it for fear of upsetting the politically correct thought police. Is it any wonder UKIP, the only party that will talk about immigration, is doing so well?

The Ongoing Propaganda War Behind GMOs Exposed
The United States has been paying farmers for over two decades to NOT produce food, yet biotech would have us believe that genetically modified organisms are necessary to feed the world. This is but one of the many lies they have perpetrated, all the while hiding the real truth behind GM crops. Genetically modified organisms and the chemicals which support their growth are just an outcropping of the military industrial complex and the war industry.

Emirates Airways CEO Thinks He Knows What Happened to Flight MH370
We can sometimes keep news stories running for several months by pointing out the sheer irrationality of those who scream 'conspiracy theory' and demand that we all believe the government / mainstream media version. One of the two biggest stories in 2014 was the complete disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 on a routine flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Seven months later not a trace of the Boeing 777 aircraft or any of its passengers has been located. As the official explanations grow increasingly more ludicrous ...

MH-17 Report False Flag Exposed After Revelation Passenger Was Wearing Oxygen Mask

When exactly a month ago the supposedly objective, impartial Netherlands released its official, 34-page preliminary report of the MH-17 crash over Ukraine, presumably based on black box data, air traffic control records, and other “authentic, verified” information, there were precisely zero mentions of “oxygen“, “mask” or “oxygen mask.”

Things That Make You Boggle ... Like The Misplaced Confidence Of Academics
Why are economics academics always so sure that their predictions are correct. Given the abysmal record on economists on calling the economic trends correctly even after they have happened let alone ahead of the trend, you would think exponsents of the dismal science would be a little more cautious in proclaiming their gusses as evidence backed facts. They never seen to learn however.

European Union Euro - Nazis Block Democratic Challenge To TTIP Travesty
Yet again the news slowly leaking out of the Trans Atlantic Trade And Investment Partnershi negotiations tess us just why there is so much secrecy surrounding this trade treaty being negotiated between the EU and the USA that even our elected governments are not allowed to know what the final treaty will include. Be afraid, be very afraid.

Police to Investigate Allegations of Labour-LibDem Rochdale 'Deal' on Paedophiles
Fresh allegations have emerged regarding the systematic sexual abuse of Chil;dren in Rochdale. This time the story focuses not on the Pakistani men at the centre of the abuse gangs, but the political cover up by Labour and Liberal Democrat elected officials on Rochdale Metrtoplitan Borough Council who, it is claimed orchestrated the cover-up by Labour and Liberal Democrat Party officials in the Greater Manchester Area.

Obama and FUKUS Axis Air Strikes On ISIS Will Make Things Worse
The bombing of ISIS, the Islamic State is well under way in Iraq and Syria, and as predicted the American, British and French led campaign is already making things worse for civilians among whom the ISIS fighters are dispersed. And of course, far from making the west safer, it is stirring up more hatred against us in the Islamic world.

Bad News for the alarmists: 'Missing Heat' from Non-Existent 'Global Warming' isn't Hiding in the Ocean After All
The already mortaly wounded cause of climate taxes alarmism has bean dealt another blow in a new study published by a NASA research project carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, USA.
Satellite observations and empirical measurements gathered by Argo temperature probes enabled the NASA team to calculate temperature variations and thermal expansion in ocean waters over 6000 feet deep.

Evil Labour Government Helped Private Companies Profit From NHS
If you live in Heywood and Middleton and were thinking of voting for the greedy, paedophile loving, elitists' party, Labour because you have been taken in by the lies peddled at the Labour conference that the wicked Tories plan to privatize the NHS, think again.

UK Health Watchdog: Studies Show Mobile Phones Cause Brain Tumours
Over the past last two years, following publication of metastudies like World Health Organisation's International Agency For Research On Cancer report on the effects of radio frequency electromagnetic waves, there is new evidence that mobile phones use can be dangerous to our health. A less technical summary of that is available from Cancer Research UK. Wireless phones, even those DECT systems you use with your landline so you can wander around with the handset, emit radio-frequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMFs) when in use...

Another EU Wannabe Declares War On Free Speech A very dangerous and worrying trend, which has been gathering momentum for some time, has entered a new dimension in recent weeks. Political and business leaders around the world are blatantly calling for the censorship on reporting and discussing news in terms that are 'unhelpful' to their aims and ambitions along with further restrictions on free speech.

US Centre for Disease Control Opposes Blocking Air Travel from West Africa to Stop Ebola Right of return and gender dimension more important than stopping spread of disease? Well that sounds about right for the admistration of The Rent Boy President. Always put acting in a politically correct way before common sense. How about this for a totally fickwitted attempt to deal with a crisis (or mayve a smart but totally evil way to create a crisis.

Another Big Result For The 'Conspiracy Theorists' - US CIA Corrupts Western Journalists.
Ever wondered why anybody trying to report news truthfully or initiate intelligent discussion is branded a conspiracy theorist, especially if their news or opinion is critical of the American government of American business interests? Read the content of this page and you will know a lot more about what is going on.

The Crminalisation Of Dissent
There is a growing trend in what we like to think of as the free world to curtail civil rights, transfer national sovereignty from elected law making bodies to supra national bureaucracies and enact new laws restricting free speech and press freedom. Largely fictitious threats such as terrorism, Islamic fundamentalism and climate change are being used to justify this. but are the levels of risk sufficient to justify the destruction of democracy?

EU Kommisar Admits Brussels Is At War With Democracy
The German EU Commissioner Günther Oettinger, in an astonishing rant accused "bishops, non-governmental organizations and "Ami-Go-Home-Altgruppen" (whatever they are) of undemocratic agitation against the EU's free trade agreements. Oettinger was referring to the Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) the undemocratic deal being negotiated in secret between the European Union and the corporate paymasters who control the US Administration.

Proof Bill Gates is Linked to Ebola as it Hits Dallas, Texas?
Ebola fever has landed in America and predictably sparked panic (see headline). The question evert=yone asks is: "How much danger are me and my family in." The questions they should be asking are: "Why does the US Government Department Of Defense hold a patent on the Ebola virus; and: Why has a team from Tulane University and the US Department of Defence biological weapons research project been experimenting on the Ebola virus for several years?

Surveillance Society Ever had that feeling you are being watched, unseen eyes are monitoring your every move, recording your every action, even knowing what you think. We live in a surveillance society but few really understand how intrusive the activiries of the watchers are. Welcome to the Panopticon. Jeremy Bentham's ideal prison has become a metaphor for the world we have created.

New Global Crisis Imminen, New Geneva Report Warns The Geneva Report refers to a “poisonous combination of high and rising global debt and slowing nominal GDP [gross domestic product], driven by both slowing real growth and falling inflation”. The total burden of world debt, private and public, has risen from 160 per cent of national income in 2001 to almost 200 per cent after the crisis struck in 2009 and 215 per cent in 2013. “Contrary to widely held beliefs, the world has not yet begun to delever and the global debt to GDP ratio is still growing, breaking new highs,” the report said.

Farage Reckless Facing Rabid Left Wing Fanatics
Following the defection to UKIP of Conservative MP Mark Reckless, who yesterday shocked the media and political establishment (everyone else knew it was on the cards.) by announcing his switch from con to Kipper from the podium at the closing session of UKIP's conference, the Kippers latest recruit and his new leader yesterday faced angry but ineffectual protests

Vaclav Klaus, the free world's last honest politician: the West’s lies about Russia are monstrous.
There are few people in politics who will say in public the things that really think, thanks to the hypersensitivity of the American political establishment and their enthusiasm for bombing the crap out of anyone who upsets members of their anointed minorities. Its refreshing then to learn of comments made by veteran Czech Republic leader, putting the boot into the cowardly mealy mouthed sum who pass for conservative and libertarian politicians in the English Speaking countries.

Why Do Government Information Technology Projects always Screw Up? Because Everything Governmrent Touches Becomes Political
While scientists burble excitedly about the internet of things, computer-brain interfaces that will enable the government to control us from data centres, creating human / computers hybrids and other science fantasy rubbish as if any of it stands a chance of becoming reality, government Information Technology managers, with almost unlimited resources at their disposal, can't even manage to cobble together a simple database and search routine. The failure of the e borders project is the latest in a long line of screw ups.

Ukip takes on free market corporatists: Britain's immigration debate gets interesting
Immigration was the subject of the big debate at UKIP's conference in doncaster today. With the Rotherham paedophile scandal which involved Muslim men in the immigrant community abusing young white girls as open sore in South Yorkshire politics at the moment the topic was long overdue for serious debate. One of the reasons the Rotherham scandal happened was the politically correct left scremed racism whenever issue was raised. Immigrants are not above the law.

The Third Gulf War Has Started - Should Britain Get Involved
For the third time in twenty five years a British Prime ~Minister has led the nation into a war in Iraq. It's understandable that Iraquis might be a bit pissed off with us. This time the threat is not a brutal dictator like Saddam hussein or Muammar Gadaffi, the Libyan leader we helped depose, but Islamic State, a concept, an idea, but also a rabble of bloodthirsty maniacs funded by European and American money, aremed with European and American weapons and trained by European and American 'military advisers.

War In Iraq? Lard Bombs Away (SATIRE)
As usual Boggart Blog is totally against Britain becoming embroiled in another sectarian conflict in the middle east (the theme tune of which will be I Hate You Babe by Sunni and Shia.) But rather than send our clapped out, thirty year old warplanes to fire rockets and heavy calibre cannons and drop bombs on the IS, bearing in mind these guys are all fundamentalist Muslims we have a better idea. We can beat the Islamic State without shedding HUMAN blood.

Derbyshire Chief Constable Claims He Was Forbidden To Arrest Former Labour Minister Or Search His Home">South Yorkshire Police Commissioner Shaun Wright Finally Resigns Over Rotherham Child Abuse Scandal
Police chiefs blocked a paedophile probe into a top politician 25 years ago, one of the country’s most senior officers said yesterday. Derbyshire Chief Constable Mick Creedon was serving as a detective sergeant in Leicestershire when allegations surfaced against Labour MP Greville Janner in 1989. Mr Creedon said he was ordered to limit his inquiries into the MP, now Lord Janner of Braunstone.

Disaster Dave's Latest Screw Up On The International Stage
Tomorrow (26 September, 2014) the UK Parliament will meet to vote on whether Britain should support Prime Minister David Cameron and US President and Warmonger - in - Chief Barack Hussein Obama in launching yet another war in the middle east, this time against the forces of the Islamic Caliphate, a fundamentalist organisation set up by groups funded armed and trained by the USA and its allies in their quest to overthrow the regime of Bashar Al Assad in Syria.

War In Iraq: Confused? You Will Be
I'm always a bit wary about referring to The Daily Mail because mere mention of that rather sensationalist but immensely popular newspaper (compare its circulation figures with those of The Guardian or The Independent) is likely to attract a Two Minutes Hate session from Britain's biggest fascist movement,

Love Like Chains (poem)
There are needy lovers and there are controlling lovers (the lovers in my case have always been female but I know men fall into these categories too). They often seem to be modelled from the same clay. Having always been self contained person who liked to stand apart from the crowd I have never did very well in love affairs with either type. This poem is not adressed to a specific person but an amalgam.

Miliband Promises Same Old Shite - Not A Word About Action Against Paedophile Sex Gangs
Labour leader Ed Miliband's keynote speech at the Labour Party conference woyuld have to be the best speech of his life if he hoped to be Prime Minister after next years election, the consensus of opinon said. Ed's friends and opponents awaited the speech with very different hopes and expectations. in the end as Ed dodged the bg issues, the economy and debt, law and order, immigration and Europe, it was probably his enemies who were happier.

In Praise Of Sluts - Tits Out For The Boys Miley
In the last 24 hours both Marianne Faithfull and Jacqueline Bisset have criticised today's young women for dressing provocatively, the teasers for a story in today's news said.
Marrianne Faithfull, no slouch in the sluttiness stakes herself back in the 1960s but to a teenage male all the more appealing for that (I still get a little tingle when I look at a Mars Bar), told ITV News that Miley Cyrus, Rihanna and other good looking young pop tarts are, quite simply, sluts. She gave her reasoning thus:

'There is Only One Planet': The Bemusing Claims of London's Climate Warriors
Apparently blissfully unaware of their hypocrisy, marchers have left placards emblazoned with complaints about the government and environmental issues strewn around on the pavement. The thousands of left-wing activists who descended shouting and stomping through London’s streets no doubt moved on to bars, restaurants or their homes to smugly congratulate themselves on having done their bit for Mother Nature, unsurprisingly not only expecting other people to pay for everything they demand,

A Bunch Of Self Obsessed Air Heads Only Interested In Publicity
The headline sums up some of the speakers or yesterday's climate change protest in London. But we know scientists are vacuous wannabe celebrities. The surprising thing was the showbiz and media luvvies showed themselves even more stupid and out of touch with reality. Take Emma Thompson. A fine actress but we should remember her job is pretending to be somebody else. and having spent most of her life pretending to be somebody else, when ...

Nationalism the new target for left wing screechers
The screechers have a new target for their hate, Nationalism. OMFG, I am sick of seeing on Facebook and other Sheeple sites posts from the army of bandwagon followers condemning nationalism. Hate attacks on Andy Murray because he voted Yes for Scottish Independence were deplorable, the bloke is entitled to his opinion FFS. The lefties hater did not stop there however, attacks on his mother are just disgusting (but entirely typical of the Labour voting, free speech hating, all-things-British loathing, bourgeois left scum.)

Rotherham Childcare Chief Quits Over Mass Sex Abuse Scandal

After weeks of mounting pressure and in the wake of resignations by council political leaders and senior exectutives and also of the recently elected Police Crime Commissioner for the scandal hit town, Joyce Thacker the head of children's services at Rotherham council has finally quit. Following the revelation of a massive cover up by elected representative, police and care professionals who went to considerable lengths to avoid acting on allegations of organised sex abuse gangs consisting mostly of

GCHQ employs more than 100 dyslexic spies. So what?
A lot of people in comment threads seemed eager to get their knickers in a twist this morning about a story headlined: GCHQ employs more than 100 dyslexic and dyspraxic spies. The story tells how the government snoopers intelligence agency down in Cheltenham uses dyslexics' ability to analyse complex information in a 'dispassionate, logical and analytical' in the fight against terror.

Obama administration ‘blocking' information from the press
Uncovering information that should be available to the public has become increasingly difficult under the presidency of Barack Obama, an Associated Press bureau chief says. In some cases, it surpasses the secrecy of the George W. Bush administration. The White House's penchant for secrecy does not just apply to the federal government, according to AP's Washington bureau chief, Sally Buzbee.

An Interesting Perspective From Across The Pond On The Scottish Referendum Result
The almost inevitable accusations of fraud and vote rigging are beginning to emerge in the wake of the Scottish independence referendum. Surprisingly the likely culprit most fingers are pointing at is not the SNP, leaders of the YES campaign or the Westminster government which wanted to avoid the embarrassment of a no, but the Euronazis in Brussels whose plans for a single European nation would have suffered from a YES vote.

Submerged forests' drowned by ancient climate change revealed by 2014 storms.
Here's yet another smack in the mouth for those smug, condescending scientists who talk down to the rest of us. Far from being a new thing, climsste change was affecting the environment at the beginning of the Bronze age. How many fossil fuel burning power stations did the beaker people have then, and how many Chelsea tractors were tearing up and down the ridgeways?

1000 Scientists Break Ranks On Global Warming - Laugh? I Nearly Shat
You've all heard from members of the Church Of Scienceology Cult about how there was total consensus (despite a lack of empirical evidence) that the planet is warming so rabidly there are now no ice caps at either the North or South Poles, that the last polar bear perished when someone ate its Fox's Glacier Mint and that there are now ...

How To Be Totally Uncool (By TryingTo Look Cooler Than You Are)
Many of the 4700 people camped outside the Apple store on New York's 5th Avenue in the picture above are unemployed (and very likely being paid cash in hand by others to queue for days). Few, if any, among either the campers or the buyers will spend $3,600 for a "gold" iPhone like someone in China just did. But those who are buying will gladly pay ...

South Yorkshire Police Commissioner Shaun Wright Finally Resigns Over Rotherham Child Abuse Scandal The man who bears most responsibility for failure to investigate the Rotherham child abuse scandal has finally resigned after three weeks of excuses and evasions. Police Commissioner Wright has been under pressure ever since a report by Prof Alexis Jay (see below) revealed a huge level of child abuse in the South Yourkshire town of Rotherham. The organised sex crime rings had been operating for ...

UKIP MEP Received Death Threats After Criticizing Rotherham's Labour Council Council Over Sex Abuse Scandal Jane Collins, the UKIP Member of the European Parliament for Yorkshire, has been speaking out about the failure of the senior police officers, the social services department managers in Rotherham and leaders of the Labour controlled council all of whom failed to act on allegations that groups of mainly Pakistani men were carrying out the organised sexual abuse of under age girls who found themselves in the care of the authorities.

Bill Gates Foundation Giving Millions to Top University In Order To Influence GMO “Debate” - It Must Be Dodgy
Former Microsoft CEO and mega mogul Bill Gates has long utilized his vast fortune to push genetically modified organisms (GMOs) through his Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, but Gates’ efforts have been met with sharp criticism from millions of grassroots activists both home and abroad.

Rotherham: In the face of such evil, who is the racist now?
Here's a question for wannabe Mastermind contestants. If South Yorkshire Police can mount a raid on the home of pop singer Sir Cliff Richard, two hundred miles away from their patch in pursuit of evidence linked to a single and unsubstantiated allegation of child sex abuse 30 years ago, why were the same South Yorkshire Police force unable to conduct a proper investigation into multiple allegations against men who raped 1,400 children over 16 years?

Denis MacShane: I was too much of a 'liberal leftie' and should have done more to investigate child abuse
In a rare mome

nt of candour disgraced former Labour Member Of Parliament for Rotherham, Dennis MacShane admitted he could have done more to protect the victims of sex abuse gangs in his constituency who preyed on young girls in the local authority care system. While maintaing he knew of no specific allegations MacShane said he could have investigated rumours circulating in the town.

Rotherham Abuse Cover Up Cover UP
Not so long ago we were venting our spleen about the selection of Judge Butler - Sloss to head up an inquiry about how allegations of paedophile offences by well known celebrities, politicians and establishment figures were covered up for many years. It turned out Lady Butler Sloss was the sister of the now deceased Attorney General Sir Michael Havers who was directly involved in

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