Pertaining specifically to the outlawing of any criticism of Islam. Whether it is true or not is irrelevant.
Something that doesn’t exist is being promoted via the media. Why? Well for me, it is just another problem-reaction-solution. Get protests going, get agent provocateurs involved to escalate the situation, bring the Army onto British soil and use the Civil Contingencies Act to cancel elections and establish a dictatorship. Note the propaganda in this piece.
More than a third of voters believe the Army will have to be brought in to deal with a “summer of rage” on British streets as the recession bites, a poll showed.
They never polled me. Where did this poll come from?
The widespread fear of serious unrest was disclosed as a senior police officer warned activists were planning unrest and could find rioters easier to recruit because of the credit crunch.
Superintendent David Hartshorn, who heads the Metropolitan Police’s public order branch, said known activists were planning a return to the streets centred on April’s G20 summit of world leaders in London.
And intelligence shows they may be able to call on more “footsoldiers” than normal due to the unprecedented conditions – which have led to youth violence in Greece and mass protests elsewhere in Europe.
Um, yes, where they had cops dressed up as ‘activists’ and burn and smash stuff up. Allegedly this has happened in the UK recently, and here is a quote from the former Italian president regarding dealing with student protests; “use agent provocateurs to start riots and then have the police “beat the shit out of the protesters”
YouGov polling for Prospect magazine found 37% thought such “serious social unrest in several British cities” was certain or likely – although a slim majority (51%) disagreed.
That isn’t a slim majority, and we have no details regarding numbers polled, their loyalties etc, so the poll doesn’t really mean much, it does however offer an opportunity to sway public opinion by claiming to represent it
And a clear majority (64%) also favoured forcing the under-25s to do a year of full-time, modestly-paid community service such as working with the sick and elderly or helping with environmental projects.
Riiiight, like Obama’s youth core? No that isn’t socialist at all is it.
Labour MP Frank Field told Prospect the main political parties should join forces to develop the idea. He said: “The time has come to look at this idea. A new bipartisan commission should be established to look into how it could be done, perhaps led by figures as respected as David Blunkett or David Davis.”
Although the biggest support for a compulsory scheme was among the older generations, a majority of 18-30 year olds (52%) also gave it their backing.
So… They want to take taxpayers money, and expand the state even more by employing the young to serve the government. Fuck off.
Gordon Brown‘s spokesman said: “The Prime Minister’s view on this is that of course he understands people’s concerns and he also understands that people are angry, for example about the behaviour of some of the banks. That’s why he is absolutely determined that the Government does everything possible to deal with those concerns and help people and businesses get through what is a global recession.”
Yes but people are mainly pissed off at the government, at these greedy self centered wankers and their complete lack of care for the People or the principles of freedom. The actions of the government has precipitated this disgusting state of affairs, the goal of which has always been to destroy Britain as a sovereign nation, permanently, as per the instruction of their Bilderberger masters and their plans for a one world socialist dictatorship government. Remember, this wasn’t incompetence or whatever excuses they want to spew. It was calculated.
Czech President Vaclav Klaus today compared supporters of greater European Union integration to Soviet-era communists.
As leader of the Czech Republic he holds the EU’s rotating presidency, but that did not stop Mr Klaus kicking aside diplomatic niceties to tell EU lawmakers their parliament intervened too much in people’s lives.
The controversial Lisbon Treaty, meant to streamline the bloc’s creaking institutions, would only make things worse, he said.
In his attack, delivered at the European Parliament in Brussels, he branded the EU an undemocratic and elitist project comparable to Soviet dictatorships that forbade free thought.
He added: ‘Here in the European Parliament there is only one single alternative, and those who dare think about a different option are labelled as enemies of European integration.’
His speech provoked boos from many lawmakers, some of whom walked out, but applause from a minority of nationalists.
WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to act for the first time to regulate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that scientists blame for the warming of the planet, according to top Obama administration officials.
The environmental agency is under order from the Supreme Court to make a determination whether carbon dioxide is a pollutant that endangers public health and welfare, an order that the Bush administration essentially ignored despite near-unanimous belief among agency experts that research points inexorably to such a finding.
Carbon dioxide ‘as pollutant’, the agenda the globalists have been pushing for decades to help consolidate global power in the hands of their international organisations (global government) for a gas that exists in trace amounts in the atmosphere;
78.08% Nitrogen (N2)
20.95% Oxygen (O2)
0.038% Carbon dioxide
About 1% water vapor (varies with climate)
…which is a vital component of photosynthesis;
In plants, algae and cyanobacteria photosynthesis uses carbon dioxide and water, releasing oxygen as a waste product. Photosynthesis is crucially important for life on Earth, since as well as it maintaining the normal level of oxygen in the atmosphere, nearly all life either depends on it directly as a source of energy, or indirectly as the ultimate source of the energy in their food.
… who’s increase in the atmosphere, could explain the blooming biomass;
The results surprised Steven Running of the University of Montana and Ramakrishna Nemani of NASA, scientists involved in analyzing the NASA satellite data. They found that over a period of almost two decades, the Earth as a whole became more bountiful by a whopping 6.2%. About 25% of the Earth’s vegetated landmass — almost 110 million square kilometres — enjoyed significant increases and only 7% showed significant declines. When the satellite data zooms in, it finds that each square metre of land, on average, now produces almost 500 grams of greenery per year.
Why the increase? Their 2004 study, and other more recent ones, point to the warming of the planet and the presence of CO2, a gas indispensable to plant life. CO2 is nature’s fertilizer, bathing the biota with its life-giving nutrients. Plants take the carbon from CO2 to bulk themselves up — carbon is the building block of life — and release the oxygen, which along with the plants, then sustain animal life. As summarized in a report last month, released along with a petition signed by 32,000 U. S. scientists who vouched for the benefits of CO2: “Higher CO2 enables plants to grow faster and larger and to live in drier climates. Plants provide food for animals, which are thereby also enhanced. The extent and diversity of plant and animal life have both increased substantially during the past half-century.”
… but does not correspond to the fact the planet doesn’t seem to be warming;
Top UN scientists have been forced to admit that natural weather occurrences are having a far greater effect on climate change than CO2 emissions as a continued cooling trend means there has been no global warming since 1998.
… and the global warming scientists’ own predictions are wrong…
I have written a number of times about the “global warming accelerating” meme. The evidence is nearly irrefutable that over the last 10 years, for whatever reason, the pace of global warming has decelerated (click below to enlarge)
This is simply a fact, though of course it does not necessarily “prove” that the theory of catastrophic anthropogenic global warming is incorrect. Current results continue to be fairly consistent with my personal theory, that man-made CO2 may add 0.5-1C to global temperatures over the next century (below alarmist estimates), but that this warming may be swamped at times by natural climactic fluctuations that alarmists tend to under-estimate.
… and so on.
In fact, the science is so far from settled that it cannot be anything other than another motive for these Bilderberg/ global government puppets to push for carbon (life) taxation. Which would be the same as taxing any other completely natural gas. Like oxygen, but I guess that wouldn’t sell so well, to the unthinking masses. Even with predictions of global cooling for the next three decades;
Now a decade later, the global climate has not warmed 1F as forecast by the IPCC but has cooled slightly until 2007-08 when global temperatures turned sharply downward. In 2008, NASA satellite imagery confirmed that the Pacific Ocean had switched from the warm mode it had been in since 1977 to its cool mode, similar to that of the 1945-1977 global cooling period. The shift strongly suggests that the next several decades will be cooler, not warmer as predicted by the IPCC.
Global warming (i.e, the warming since 1977) is over. The minute increase of anthropogenic CO2 in the atmosphere (0.008%) was not the cause of the warming- it was a continuation of natural cycles that occurred over the past 500 years.
… and the UN IPCC reports have been proven to be wrong, even deliberately distorted;
Christopher Monckton, who once advised Margaret Thatcher, demonstrates via 30 equations that computer models used by the UN’s climate panel (IPCC) were pre-programmed with overstated values for the three variables whose product is “climate sensitivity” (temperature increase in response to greenhouse-gas increase), resulting in a 500-2000% overstatement of CO2’s effect on temperature in the IPCC’s latest climate assessment report, published in 2007.
.. and yes, even the IPCC admit it themselves;
Ground-breaking admission by member of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change: major contributing factor to the balance of the climate not taken into account.
It would appear that, as many of us right-thinking people have known for some time, global warming caused by CO2 output is, at best, sensationalist fantasy.
We have top rocket scientists saying no evidence CO2 causes warming, even the United States military says it: Army: Sun, Not Man, Is Causing Climate Change, other scientists have released studies completely contradicting the UN reports;
Three top scientists have once again contradicted the claim that a “consensus” exists about man-made global warming with research that indicates CO2 emissions actually cool the atmosphere, in addition to another peer-reviewed paper that documents how the IPCC overstated CO2’s effect on temperature by as much as 2000 per cent.
Professor George Chilingar and Leonid Khilyuk of the University of Southern California, and Oleg Sorokhtin of the Institute of Oceanology of the Russian Academy of Sciences have released a study that they claim completely contradicts the link between CO2 and global temperature increases.
.. and we have large numbers of scientists openly disagreeing with the official THEORY;
The Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine (OISM) will announce that more than 31,000 scientists have signed a petition rejecting claims of human-caused global warming. The purpose of OISM’s Petition Project is to demonstrate that the claim of “settled science” and an overwhelming “consensus” in favor of the hypothesis of human-caused global warming and consequent climate damage is wrong. No such consensus or settled science exists. As indicated by the petition text and signatory list, a very large number of American scientists reject this hypothesis.
… and the Manhattan Declaration;
We, the scientists and researchers in climate and related fields, economists, policymakers, and business leaders, assembled at Times Square, New York City, participating in the 2008 International Conference on Climate Change,
Resolving that scientific questions should be evaluated solely by the scientific method;
Affirming that global climate has always changed and always will, independent of the actions of humans, and that carbon dioxide (CO2) is not a pollutant but rather a necessity for all life;
Recognising that the causes and extent of recently-observed climatic change are the subject of intense debates in the climate science community and that oft-repeated assertions of a supposed ‘consensus’ among climate experts are false;
Affirming that attempts by governments to legislate costly regulations on industry and individual citizens to encourage CO2 emission reduction will slow development while having no appreciable impact on the future trajectory of global climate change. Such policies will markedly diminish future prosperity and so reduce the ability of societies to adapt to inevitable climate change, thereby increasing, not decreasing human suffering;
Noting that warmer weather is generally less harmful to life on Earth than colder:
… the media has been reporting sensationalist climate nonsense for a century, and still have no idea what they are talking about. The science is not settled, and pushing policies based on dodgy theories with holes so big you could push Al Gores’ electricity bills through, should be illuminating for people. Why are they doing this? Why are they pushing this environmental agenda?
“The threat of environmental crisis will be the ‘international disaster key’ that will unlock the New World Order.” [Mikhail Gorbachev, quoted in “A Special Report: The Wildlands Project Unleashes Its War On Mankind”, by Marilyn Brannan, Associate Editor, Monetary & Economic Review, 1996, p. 5.]
For rank hypocrisy, look no further than the Government’s inconceivable decision to make it a criminal offence – punishable with a jail term of up to 10 years – to take a picture of a policeman.
Everywhere we go, the police – under instruction from Ministers – are watching our every move.
There are more than four million CCTV cameras in the UK, the largest number in the world. Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras follow our every car journey, and officers are now routinely deployed at major public gatherings with cameras on their helmets.
Police are even beginning to insist that pubs – as a condition of being granted a licence – install CCTV cameras to watch their regulars having a drink.
Our movements are also being tracked using our genetic fingerprints, long after we have left the scene. Hundreds of thousands of people never convicted of any offence now have their DNA stored on the Government’s Big Brother database – the largest in the world.
Yet do the police (or at least their Government masters) mind us watching them in return? Absolutely not. That would never do.
The Prevention of Terrorism Act 2000 has been used to stop a staggering 62,584 people at railway stations. Another 87,000 were questioned under separate ‘stop and search’ and ‘stop and account’ legislation.
One schoolboy was even held as a terror suspect for taking photographs of a railway station during a school geography field trip.
Of course, we should not be surprised that the defence for this latest draconian step is counter-terrorism.
Remember, throughout HISTORY, governments have used fear as a pretext for imposing the worst kind of tyranny/ slavery on the population. That is what is happening, nothing less, and if you want more information, read Ian Parker-Joseph’s blog.
This is not a joke. This is deadly serious…
For those wondering if voting yes to the infernal thing could possibly mean anything other than giving your country over to a bunch of scheming deceitful socialist global government scum.
Several of the eight judges in charge of examining whether the EU’s Lisbon Treaty is compatible with the German constitution have expressed scepticism about the constitutional effects of further EU integration.
In all, four of the eight judges questioned the Lisbon Treaty.
The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung noted that the judges were united on one issue: that the treaty is not a work of high literature.
Less-than-clear passages from the treaty were read out aloud, guaranteeing a laugh, noted the paper.
It is designed to be unreadable. Also from EU Observer;
The new EU reform treaty text was deliberately made unreadable for citizens to avoid calls for referendum, one of the central figures in the treaty drafting process has said.
Speaking at a meeting of the Centre for European Reform in London on Thursday (12 July) former Italian prime minister Giuliano Amato said: “They [EU leaders] decided that the document should be unreadable. If it is unreadable, it is not constitutional, that was the sort of perception”.
Indeed, I have written extensively on the Lisbon Treaty. Browse the articles for lots of referenced information. From another source (extracts)…
There are those in Germany who think the Lisbon Treaty transfers too much responsibility to Brussels. The Constitutional Court is hearing the case this week. Should it agree, then the treaty is dead..
…German parliamentarian Peter Gauweiler, a member of Bavaria’s CSU — the sister party to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU — is among those challenging the Treaty of Lisbon. He argues that the so-called “flexibility clause,” which allows the EU to act in areas not explicitly outlined in the treaty, means that Brussels can intervene as it likes, even in those areas reserved for national legislatures….
Why vote yes for something that has so much potential to destroy your country, with a Treaty that was designed to stop you wanting to read it, purely because they don’t want you to know what is in the damn thing. If in doubt, KICK IT OUT. Isn’t just ‘bloggers’ like me saying it either:
Paul Joseph Watson
Monday, February 9, 2009
A fierce fire consumed all 44 floors of a skyscraper in Beijing today, shooting 30 foot flames into the air, but unlike the similarly-sized 47-story WTC 7, which suffered limited fires across just eight floors, the building in China did not collapse.
“The fire was burning from the ground floor to the top floor of the large building, the flames reflecting in the glass facade of the main CCTV tower next to the hotel and cultural center,” reports the New York Times.
“The 241-room Mandarin Oriental hotel in the building was due to open this year. Flames were spotted around 7:45 p.m. and within 20 minutes the fire had spread throughout the building, dominating that part of the city.”
“Hundreds of firefighting vehicles and police blocked off all approaches to the building – which was also set to house a luxury hotel due to be opened in 2009 – with flames appearing to leap 20 to 30 feet into the air,” adds The London Times.
Compare images of WTC 7 with those of the skyscraper fire in Beijing. Note that the Beijing skyscraper appears to be leaning due to the unorthodox design of the building – it did not suffer any kind of collapse.
A primary school headteacher has resigned after Muslim parents protested over plans to scrap separate faith assemblies for their children.
Soon after taking over at the school Julia Robinson told staff she wanted to hold assemblies for all pupils, which would encompass all faiths.
To be expected in this so called multi-cultural society, no? Encouraging different cultures and faiths to interact, for the sake of ‘community cohesion.’
Mrs Robinson was accused of being racist and following the complaints she was away from her post for most of last year.
She was due to make a phased return to her duties this term. But again there were protests from some parents when they heard she would be coming back.
It isn’t possible to be racist towards a religion, because religion isn’t a race.
A member of staff who asked not to be named said: ‘The headteacher inherited the separate assemblies when she started the job and she took careful advice from the authority on what to do about them.
‘But when she tried to stop them, feeling they did nothing to promote inclusiveness, she was accused of being a racist.
She she is right. It does nothing to promote inclusiveness, but I suppose these Muslim parents can’t stand the idea of their superior children having to sit near kaffirs. Who knows, they may actually make friends with kids from different cultures!
This incident serves as the true nature of cultural Marxism (multi-culturalism). In reality it is a one way street. Politically protected groups are given superior rights over others and accusatory statements are made, not because they are true (in this case it isn’t technically possible) but because this group wishes to impose their views on everyone else. It would seem that only non-British traditions, culture, beliefs, language, identity are given this sort of preferential treatment by the state.
One would think the government is trying to destroy Britain.
From the middle of this month you can go to jail for ten years for Photographing a Policeman , I will repeat that for you. Ten years in jail for taking a photgraph of a copper. So if a photojournalist takes a photograph of a demonstrator being beaten with a baton, or running them down with a horse, the photographer will be arrested.
A gang of children aged as young as 10 were caught trying to roast a pair of puppies over a bonfire.
Passerby Melanie Johnson spotted them kicking the pups and holding them over the fire on a canal bank.
The youngsters fled, abandoning the dogs, when she challenged them.
Ms Johnson, 32, took the puppies home, then passed them on to an RSPCA centre where staff treated the dogs and are now looking to find them new homes.
She said: ‘I just could not believe the cruelty being shown by these kids. If I hadn’t turned up, I think they would have burned the dogs alive.
‘I heard yelping and saw a group of children standing around a small bonfire. I ran over the bridge to them and saw one of the pups being kicked and the other being held over the fire.
‘Most of the kids were aged 12, 13 or older. But some were as young at 10.’
I would like to catch these little wastes of space and roast them over a slow fire, see how they like it.
I see this article as another indictment of the collapse of society. The lack of empathy, of civilised behaviour of these feral, unsocialised, rabid animals hardly qualifies them as human beings. They of course, scattered away like fucking rats when an adult turned up.
What pieces of shit.
Greater Manchester Police have not made any arrests in connection with the incident and a source said it would be extremely difficult to identify the culprits.
Well why would they? Over 4 million CCTV camera’s in this socialist police state shithole. Funny how they never seem to actually do anything, apart from conditioning people to accept being constantly watched.
I hope they all get run over by a train. Twice.
Lord Ahmed is a repugnant individual. Not only in appearance, but in association, character and morality. And to hear that he has threatened jihad on the House of Lords if their lordships should fail to meet his demands only serves to intensify Cranmer’s loathing of the man.
It appears that a member of the House of Lords had invited the Dutch politician, Geert Wilders, to a private meeting in the Palace of Westminster. She had intended to invite her colleagues in the Lords to a private viewing of his ‘documentary’ Fitna, followed by discussion and debate in true parliamentary fashion. This is, after all, a liberal democracy, and their lordships enjoy the rights of freedom of expression and freedom of association, not to mention certain parliamentary privileges for the protection of their function in the legislature.
From the Opinionator.
When I first saw the title of the below news article – I thought that this MUST be a joke – surely not serious. But, to my dismay, the article is true – Police in (the once) Great Britain have dhimmified-up enough so that they now offer a HIJAB UNIFORM for female muslim police.
Sughra Ahmed says “”There may also be women who are already with the force who do not wear the scarf but choose to later. Again, this will be positive for them.” ——–Oh let’s be sure we encourage hijab wearing — plus you can be sure those muslim women who have chosen to not wear the veil will soon receive “pressure” from the Islamo-Sharia-police to do so. (Despite his prior comment)
For in-depth discussion of Muslim women and the veil – go to HERE
I can tell you know, this is making me fucking sick. Parliament should have kicked that pompous litte prick out of the country, let alone the House. What a bunch of pussified spineless cunts!!! This is supposed to the global home of Freedom (which is of course why the socialists are so determined to destroy it).
The first duty of any Muslim is to Islam so how the fuck can he be a Lord, let alone occupy any position of central political power? If you look at any Muslim-based group, you will see in their charters that they must always seek to promote and protect Islam. Britain will never be Islamic, and anyone who thinks it will can just go fuck yourselves. All of you. As far as I’m concerned, the real Britain (not the Fabian shithole it is now) represents individual liberty, equality under law and THAT’S IT. And for all of your politically correctness arsemunching spineless wankers, Islam is not about tolerance. It is a fascist political ideology. It isn’t a religion. And if Mohammed is a ‘prophet’ then Jesus is the Devil, because only a fucking evil cunt would advocate the killing, subjugation and enslavement of others, the demand that others sacrificed their lives for him, that supposedly got his ‘revelations’ not from god, but from Gabriel, a lesser being, who personally beheaded hundreds of Jews, raped, pillaged and murdered like the filthy 7th century barbarian that he was, and his sociopathic unthinking followers.
I’ve been studying Islam for ages, what a bunch of evil nasty cunts. I also know of the deals the EU has done with Islamic nations, to ‘guarantee’ respect for the fascist belief system (along with immigration), labelling the analysis and criticism of a fucking STORY, hate speech. Not surprising considering the EU is fascist too. Easy way to destabilise western nations for the NWO. Use Islam to attack western society, and enslave and destroy Islam later.
People need to get clued up. Britain is being attacked with every trick in the book, so it the United States and most of the western world. Why? Because the global government see the end in sight and actually believe they can have a one world socialist dictatorship in their lifetimes.
Well fuck them all.
From the Natural Solutions Foundation;
These 14 points provide you with understanding about Codex Alimentarius – health freedom threat number one. It also explains what to do about it.
More information I have come across…
Ever heard of the Codex Alimentarius? If not, don’t be surprised. It’s one of the best-kept “open secrets” of the U.S. government. It’s scheduled to take effect on December 21, 2009, and it may present the greatest disaster for our food supply—and thus for our health—this country has ever seen.
What is the Codex Alimentarius, and how did it come to pass?…
A collection of videos on the subject.
Part 1 is the intro, history, the parent organizations pushing the agenda, and how the sovereignty of countries is subverted.
Part 2 What does Codex do? Who does it serve? Vit&Mineral Guidelines & limits. Common Law vs. the Napoleonic Code of Alimentarius. Nutrients Declared as Poison. Risk Assessment & LD50. Fluoride and its Use. Codex Making Nutrients illegal.
Pt 3 Milk, Bovine Harmone, Global Mandate that every Dairy Cow in the world be treated W/ Monsanto’s Recombinant Bovine Growth Hormone. Every Animal Used for food on the planet MUST be treated with subclinical antibiotics! Irradiated Organic Food, New Organic standards, Limits on Industrial Chemicals in Food, Viewing & Searching The Codex Alimentarius Website “walk through”, Persistent Organic Pollutants, Removal of Foods w/ Illegal Poisons at borders declared Trade Violation, 3 billion deaths, Wealthy Retain access to “clean food,” Food Regulations as Legal Mandated Toxicity & Undernutrition.
Codex is made up of many standards for every aspect of food. One of these standards was ratified in July 2005: the destructive Codex Alimentarius Vitamin and Mineral Guideline (VMG). The VMG can ban all high potency and clinically effective vitamins & minerals. For example, Vitamin C would be restricted to only a few milligrams per dose. Other nutrients, such as amino acids, are also under threat.
Codex Alimentarius allows high levels of 7 of the 9 most toxic pesticides in the world, in our food. These compounds are so toxic that the Stockholm Convention (PDF) was created to eliminate them from the planet! Codex, however, allows them in your food along with 206 other toxic pesticides.
I am working on quite a bit article at the moment, so in the meantime, I’ll post this link, from Devils Kitchen.
We have 100 months to save the planet. When the clock stops ticking we could be beyond the climate’s ‘tipping point’, the point of no return.
Or, of course, equally we may not be. Since the world’s scientists have absolutely failed to show that the Earth’s climate is reliant on positive feedbacks to the extent that there actually could be a “tipping point”, I think that I shall call “bullshit”.
Of course, I entirely endorse Nick M’s view of this too.
I propose a wager with these criminal charlatans and miserable chicken lickens. If the sky hasn’t fallen within their 100 months (down to 94 now) and reached the fabled “run-away” tipping point of no return then Monbiot, Gore and Porritt and all their thieving scumbag acolytes should do the decent thing and make their own leaps of faith off Beachy Head. Seems only fair. They afterall have been asking the entire planet to make a leap of faith and pay for it ourselves. They want the world to gamble it all and I think they should be prepared to cover that bet.
There was never going to be a good time. But when the truth finally emerged, it couldn’t have been at a more inopportune moment. Mark Webb was driving to work at eight in the morning when his wife Lydia rang.
‘I was in the fast lane of the M4 heading towards Reading,’ he recalls. ‘I picked up the call on the hands-free and said, “Hi, what’s the problem?” because Lydia wouldn’t normally call so early.
She said, “I’ve got something I need to tell you. You’re not the father of Elspeth. Dave Mottram is.” ’
It was a shattering revelation and one that set in motion an extraordinary chain of events.
For what might have been a painful but private matter became very public when Mark took his now ex-wife and her lover to court in a bid to claim compensation for the 17 years he had spent bringing up Elspeth, believing her to be his daughter.
Mark’s claim failed and ten days ago the Court of Appeal refused him permission to appeal against the ruling. Since then the ‘paternity fraud’ case has sparked a passionate debate about the rights of fathers.
In last week’s Mail on Sunday, Lydia defended her actions while Mr Mottram has also had his say, claiming he did not know that Elspeth was his daughter. Yet throughout, and for all the conjecture and comment, Mark remained silent.
Now, in an exclusive interview, the 47-year-old production manager for an engineering company explains why he took the controversial and much-criticised decision to try to recoup the money he had spent bringing up Elspeth.
According to the Guardian, Iceland is to be fast-tracked into the EU, due to the economic shitstorm they find themselves in.
Iceland will be put on a fast track to joining the European Union to rescue the small Arctic state from financial collapse amid rising expectations that it will apply for membership within months, senior policy-makers in Brussels and Reykjavik have told the Guardian.
Olli Rehn, the European commissioner in charge of enlargement, said: “The EU prefers two countries joining at the same time rather than individually. If Iceland applies shortly and the negotiations are rapid, Croatia and Iceland could join the EU in parallel. On Iceland, I hope I will be busier. It is one of the oldest democracies in the world and its strategic and economic positions would be an asset to the EU.”
Well it is important for the supranational dictatorship to swallow all of the remaining democracies in the region, seeing as the EU is about as democratic as the former Soviet Union, one can see where this is heading. Iceland had successfully stayed out of the Eurozone until now. The EU’s economy is contracting also and will drag member states (formally nation states) down with it. Funny how a bit of deliberate economic warfare and a little help from the Financial Oligarchy’s useful idiots can cause such a rapid change in events for a nation. But that isn’t all (my emphasis).
The conservative government in Reykjavik, in power for 18 years, collapsed this week, the first government to fall as a result of the financial meltdown which has wrecked the Icelandic currency, the krona, wiped out savings and pensions, required a massive IMF bailout, sparked unprecedented riots in Reykjavik, and forced the formation of a caretaker centre-left government until new elections can be held, probably on 9 May.
EU membership will be a central theme of the election campaign, with the social democrats – the senior partner in the coalition interim government with the anti-EU Left Greens – pushing to join the EU and to swap the krona for the single European currency as soon as possible.
Although the people rioting against the government because of economic mismanagement is expected, such events, if encouraged and directed, can be used to generate particular responses. In the Greek riots at the end of 2008, there have been reports of police dressed as rioters (agent provocateurs) put there to encourage violence and property damage. We also know that the ex-Italian President is on the record saying: “Provocateur Riots Then “Beat The Shit Out Of Protesters”
Former Italian President Francesco Cossiga has offered a solution to the Italian government in dealing with widespread demonstrations by students and teachers over a cut in state funding of education – use agent provocateurs to start riots and then have the police “beat the shit out of the protesters”.
Cossiga, former Italian President, Prime Minister, Minister of the Interior, and one of the founders of the Operation GLADIO covert intelligence unit, encouraged Silvio Berlusconi and current Minister of the Interior Robert Maroni to “do what I did when I was Minister of the Interior,” namely infiltrate what so far have been relatively peaceful demonstrations, radicalize them, start riots, then engender public support for a heavy-handed police response.
Problem-reaction-solution. Thesis+Antithesis=Synthesis. This could have easily been the case with the Iceland riots and now as a result of the government being dissolved, ministers are coming out of the woodwork claiming that “The krona is dead. We need a new currency. The only serious option is the euro.”
Though deeply indebted and in dire straits, the Icelandic economy is minuscule compared with the main EU member states and therefore unlikely to prove a destabilising force. Iceland has already secured a multibillion pound IMF loan and is unlikely to prove a drain on the EU budget.
In other words, Iceland is truly up shit creek. And the same thing is being planned for Britain. These constant bailouts are not supposed to help the economy, they are supposed to devalue the Pound with the plan to force Britain into the Euro. These bailouts also help the biggest companies avoid the contraction of the money supply, which results in lenders calling in loans. People losing their homes, smaller businesses going under etc. The same technique is being used in the United States. If you want to help the people, scrap the Income Tax and reduce public spending. But the opposite is happening.
From the Telegraph;
Jose Manuel Barroso, the commission president, said that his conversations with British politicians persuaded him that “the people who matter in Britain” are now thinking about euro membership in the wake of global economic and financial turmoil.
And this isn’t all. The EU, which is a socialist dictatorship has its eyes set on more British assets. Redistribution of wealth is the M.O. of communism to widen the gap between the ruling classes and everyone else.
The only thing that will stop this is action from the people who really matter.
Bitterly cold winds from Russia will sweep across the UK from Sunday night, sending the mercury plunging and making this winter the chilliest for 13 years.
The reasonably high temperatures of the last two weeks will come to an end at the weekend when freezing air and winds from Russia will come in.
Washington DC, Jan 27th 2009: NASA warming scientist James Hansen, one of former Vice-President Al Gore’s closest allies in the promotion of man-made global warming fears, is being publicly rebuked by his former supervisor at NASA.
Retired senior NASA atmospheric scientist, Dr. John S. Theon, the former supervisor of James Hansen, NASA’s vocal man-made global warming fear soothsayer, has now publicly declared himself a skeptic and declared that Hansen “embarrassed NASA” with his alarming climate claims and said Hansen was “was never muzzled.” Theon joins the rapidly growing ranks of international scientists abandoning the promotion of man-made global warming fears.
Oh, and there’s this.
As the planet’s climate grows ever warmer and we are bombarded with more and more scare stories – in the past 24 hours alone, we have had polar bears in the Thames, Emperor penguins dying out by the year 2100, and a warning that it is already too late to reverse climate change before the year 3000, for fuck’s sake – we can at least console ourselves with the knowledge that the cosmos seems determined to mock the apostles of this new doomsday cult.
Spare a thought, for example, for Al Gore, whose trip to Washington tomorrow to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the “urgent need” to combat global warming (though if it’s irreversible, where’s the fucking urgency?) is under threat from – yep, you guessed it – a severe winter storm warning in the capital. (h/t to Bishop Hill for that snippet.)
William Ewart Gladstone (1809–1898 ) was Prime Minister of Great Britain four times: 1868–74, 1880–85, 1886 and 1892–94. He called the Qur’an an “accursed book” and once held it up during a session of Parliament, declaring: “So long as there is this book there will be no peace in the world.”
Times have changed a great deal. Now the votaries of the book he saw as such an impediment to peace have triumphed: an Islamic reading room is being set up at the library Gladstone founded near his home in North Wales. In this BBC audio report (thanks to Andrew), Gladstone’s great grandson Christopher Parish and Professor Richard Aldous, head of history at University College Dublin, tie themselves into knots trying to come up with a reason why Gladstone would have approved of this reading room. Gladstone, you see, was a man of his time, but he actually made favorable comments about Muhammad in the margins of a biography of the founder of Islam, and his remarks weren’t as extreme as those of some of his contemporaries…
It doesn’t add up. The text of the Qur’an has not changed from the late 19th century to the early 21st. What has changed is the prevailing attitude toward the book. Now it has become a manifestation of bigotry and hatred to see in the Islamic holy book anything but peace and tolerance. But the text of the book remains the same. If it was an impediment to peace in Gladstone’s day, it is now. If it is an uplifting exhortation to peace and tolerance now, then it was in Gladstone’s day as well.
Yesterday Geert Wilders said: “I view Islam not as a religion, but as a dangerous, totalitarian ideology – equal to communism and fascism. Aren’t I allowed to say so?”
No, he isn’t allowed to say so. If he had been born two hundred years ago, he might have become Prime Minister of the Netherlands. Instead, he is a hunted man. Likewise Gladstone, were he miraculously transported to the House of Commons in 2009, would be excoriated for “hate speech” if he dared to repeat his view of the Qur’an today.
But the Qur’an remains the same. Eventually, Europe and America are going to deal with the implications of that fact, one way or another.