Thursday, December 08, 2005

I Miss Old Labour.... ....Sometimes!

Skinner attacks Tory MP over cocaine
LONDON (Reuters) - Veteran left-wing politician Dennis Skinner was thrown out of Parliament on Thursday after accusing opposition Treasury spokesman George Osborne of taking cocaine.
In a session of questions on the economy, Skinner responded to an attack from Conservative Osborne, 34, a key ally of the party's new leader David Cameron, on the government's decision to cut its growth forecasts.
"In the 1970s and in a lot of the 1980s we would have thanked our lucky stars in the coalfield areas to have got growth of 1.75 percent," said Skinner.
"The only thing that was growing then were the lines of coke in front of boy George and the rest of the Tories (Conservatives)," said Skinner, in an unusually blunt attack.
Skinner, 73, a frequent critic of Prime Minister Tony Blair, is a no-nonsense traditional Labour lawmaker who represents a former mining area in the north Midlands.
The Osborne drugs remark comes two days after Cameron became leader of the Conservative party. He has shaken off questions over possible drug use that overshadowed the early stages of his campaign.
Cameron has repeatedly declined to say whether he used hard drugs before he was elected a member of parliament.
The Speaker of the House of Commons, whose job it is to keep order in the oak-panelled chamber, ordered Skinner to withdraw the statement. He ejected Skinner when the MP refused.
I have got to give Mr. Skinner credit where credit is due!

Why Iran Needs Regime Change Part 2

Iran's Ahmadinejad casts doubt on Holocaust
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Thursday expressed doubt that the Holocaust took place and suggested Israel be moved to Europe.
His comments, reported by Iran's official IRNA news agency from a news conference he gave in the Saudi Arabian city of Mecca, follow his call in October for Israel to be "wiped off the map", which sparked widespread international condemnation.
"Some European countries insist on saying that Hitler killed millions of innocent Jews in furnaces and they insist on it to the extent that if anyone proves something contrary to that they condemn that person and throw them in jail," IRNA quoted Ahmadinejad as saying.
"Although we don't accept this claim, if we suppose it is true, our question for the Europeans is: is the killing of innocent Jewish people by Hitler the reason for their support to the occupiers of Jerusalem?" he said.
"If the Europeans are honest they should give some of their provinces in Europe -- like in Germany, Austria or other countries -- to the Zionists and the Zionists can establish their state in Europe. You offer part of Europe and we will support it.

Historians say six million Jews were killed in the Nazi Holocaust. Ahmadinejad's remarks drew swift rebukes from Israel and Washington.
Raanan Gissin, a spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, said in Tel Aviv Ahmadinejad was voicing "the consensus that exists in many circles in the Arab world that the Jewish people ... do not have the right to establish a Jewish, democratic state in their ancestral homeland".
"Just to remind Mr. Ahmadinejad, we've been here long before his ancestors were here," Gissin said. "Therefore, we have a birthright to be here in the land of our forefathers and to live here. Thank God we have the capability to deter and to prevent such a statement from becoming a reality.
White House spokesman Scott McClellan said: "It just further underscores our concerns about the regime in Iran and its all the more reason why it's so important that the regime not have the ability to develop nuclear weapons.
Religious hardliners in Iran do not publicly deny the Holocaust occurred but say its scale has been exaggerated to justify the creation of Israel and continued Western support for it.
Close allies when Iran was ruled by the U.S.-backed Shah, Iran and Israel have become implacable foes since Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution.
Israel accuses Iran of giving arms and funding to militant Palestinian groups such as Islamic Jihad and of building nuclear weapons. Iran denies the charges.
Tehran calls Israel a "terrorist state" and has developed missiles which can reach it. It says it would use them if Israel, itself believed to be nuclear armed, tried to bomb Iranian nuclear facilities.
"The question is where do those who rule in Palestine as occupiers come from? Where were they born? Where did their fathers live? They have no roots in Palestine but they have taken the fate of Palestine in their hands.
Jews trace their roots in Israel back to Biblical times.
Ahmadinejad concluded his remarks by reiterating Iran's proposal that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict be resolved via a referendum of all the inhabitants of Israel, Gaza and the West Bank as well as Palestinian refugees in neighbouring countries.
"Whatever they decide will be accepted by all humanity. This is a clear democratic solution which is based on international principles," he said.
Let’s hope that Ahmadinejad is assassinated by either a Mossad agent or the prowrestler Goldberg in the very near future.

AIDS or Ebola?: The Tory Leadership Contest

After over six months of uncertainty, the Conservatives finally have a new leader to contest what will most likely by another General Election defeat at the hands of the neo-Nazi New Labour party. I can not say that any of the candidates inspired me with any confidence in them. Choosing between the final two candidates was like choosing whether you wanted to die from either the AIDS or Ebola viruses. In the end, the party choose AIDS as at least scientists are closer to finding a cure for that disease than they are with Ebola.
"Tory Blair v2.0" David Cameron (Michael Portillo was the original Tory clone of Adolf Blair) has a better chance of reducing "Mr. Recession" Gordon Brown's parliamentary majority in 2009/10, whereas David "Alan B'Stard with SAS training" Davis would have done far more damage to the party than Michael Foot did to Labour as party leader. Davis would have only plunged the Tories further into the abyss. For the most part, Cameron does seem to be making the right noises and has promised to move the party back towards the centre ground. Unfortunately, his morals and character leave a lot to be desired. The party has already had at least two drug abusers lead it in the past (Eden and more understandably the elderly Churchill during his second and final term as Prime Minister), do we really need another?

Monday, November 21, 2005

Quote of the Day 21.11.2005

The pen maybe mightier than the sword, but you should still carry a sword incase the pen fails to get the job done.

Middle Earth

Friday, November 18, 2005

Roy Keane Leaves Manchester United

Today is the end of an era as Roy Keane, arguably the finest all-round midfielder of his generation has left Manchester United by mutual consent.

Life Is Not Fair

As Jeremy Irons' character, Scar, in The Lion King commented, "Life isn't fair!" Why do some individuals such as Eddie Guerrero die years after they stopped using drugs and alcohol, yet others such as George Best and professional wrestler Scott Hall continue to abuse their bodies to the point of near destruction, yet are still alive and older than Eddie was before his untimely death?

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Eddie Guerrero Update

The initial autopsy reports on Eddie Guerrero state that he died from heart failure brought by both his heavy work schedule and his previous substance abuse before he adopted a straight edge lifestyle.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Religion, Thatcher, the Left & Hypocrisy

This past Sunday, I attended a public meeting organised by the local Campaign Against Climate Change (CACC). Although it was a very informative meeting, there were a number of comments and one particular incident that I took great expectation to.

Despite being a public meeting concerning climate change, a couple of the speakers used it as a platform to make a few jibes at Baroness Thatcher and her policies. While I am not exactly one of Thatcher's biggest supporters, I totally disagree with the claim of the UNISON speaker that the Iron Lady wanted to destroy the trade unions. While Thatcher was understandable hostile to the trade unions, she only set out to destroy trade union militancy that had held Britain to ransom for much of the 1970's, destroying productivity and increasing inflation up to 27%. The result of this militancy only ended up harming the trade union's own members and their families most.

What disturbed me more than the digs at Thatcher was the way a Christian youth leader was heckled at by the pre-dominantly left-wing crowd for expressing his views on climate change in the context of the End Times. One elderly and hard of hearing individual commented to me that if he wanted to hear such “rubbish”, he would go to church instead, seemingly unaware of the fact the meeting was being held inside a Unitarian Church.

As far as the Left is concerned, it is acceptable to make off-topic slurs against Thatcher, but anti-social to express a religious viewpoint on the matter at hand. It only goes to show how hostile the Left is to religion and why it is so out of touch with people’s need to believe in something far greater than themselves. As I commented at the meeting, if an Imam had expressed an Islamic attitude to climate change, no would have dared said a word against him because the Left subscribe to the French Trotskyite doctrine of Political Correctness. Yet because the person in question was a Christian, he’s fair game!

Proof positive that familiarity does breed contempt!

Monday, November 14, 2005

R.I.P Eddie Guerrero 1967-2005

In extremely sad news, the 38-year-old World Wrestling Entertainment Superstar, "Latino Heat" Eddie Guerrero passed away in his hotel room yesterday in Minneapolis. The cause of death has yet to be determined, although Eddie has had past drug and alcohol abuse issues up until four years ago.

World Wrestling Entertainment Chairman Vince McMahon described Eddie's death as a huge loss, commenting that “Eddie was a wonderful, fun-loving human being. Eddie was a consummate performer.” Eddie was a proud and talented man, devoted to both his family and the Almighty and took great pride in his profession. However Eddie was also tortured by his own inner demons and sometimes his fiery nature and temperament got the better of him. I hope Eddie is finally at peace with both himself and the Almighty.

Eddie is survived by his wife Vickie and daughters Shaul, 14, Sherilyn, 9, and Kaylie Marie, 3.

Monday, October 31, 2005

Election Results


Postgraduate Officer on the S.U. Executive Committee
2 candidates for 1 position

J D Jennings – “C4” 8
Jonny Jones – “Respect Students” 12 Elected

N.U.S. U.K. Conference Delegates x 5
8 candidates for 5 positions

Amran Hussain 79 Elected
Matthew Dobson – “Socialist Students” 16
J D Jennings – “C4” 29.50 Elected
Jonny Jones – “Respect Students” 38 Elected
Sarah Rea – “Socialist Students” 33 Elected
Sian Ruddick – “Respect Students” 17
Tom Stubbs 49 Elected
Mathew Tavourlaris – “Respect Students” 26.50

Having only just missed out on winning the first election, I was elected to the position that I most wanted in the second election.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Why Iran Needs Regime Change

EU leaders condemn Iran's call to wipe out Israel

LONDON (Reuters) - European Union leaders condemned Iran's president for saying Israel should be "wiped off the map" and said no country that claimed to be a responsible member of the international community could make such a call.

"EU leaders ... today condemned in the strongest terms the comments in respect of the State of Israel attributed to President (Mahmoud) Ahmadinejad of Iran," EU leaders said in a statement issued at a one-day summit outside London.

"Calls for violence, and for the destruction of any state, are manifestly inconsistent with any claim to be a mature and responsible member of the international community," they said.

Support for the Palestinian cause is a central pillar of the Islamic Republic which officially refuses to recognise Israel's right to exist. Iran's President said on Wednesday that Israel should be "wiped off the map".

"Such comments will cause concern about Iran's role in the region and its future intentions," EU leaders said.

"For its part, the EU remains committed to a solution to the Arab-Israel dispute based on the principle of two states living side-by-side in peace and security. It urges all parties in the region to do their utmost to bring that vision to fulfilment.

Under reformist President Mohammad Khatami's eight-year tenure Iran had shown signs of easing its implacable hostility towards Israel and officials said Tehran might not object to a two-state solution if that was what the Palestinians wanted.

But Ahmadinejad, a former member of the hardline Revolutionary Guards and traditional religious conservative who came to power earlier this year, said there could be no let-up in its hostility to Israel.

It is because of political leaders such as President Ahmadinejad that I support the Bush Doctrine of regime change.

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

George Galloway Update

By Guy Stewart

Features Editor

A prominent figure in the anti-war movement, George Galloway has become something of a celebrity in the States since his appearance in front of the Senate Committee last May. Having just returned, he announced to a packed hall on campus that things were 'looking very fine' for the anti-war lobby in the US - a group whose numbers are on the rise.

In a speech delivered last Monday Galloway poked fun and poured scorn on Tony Blair and his 'cronies'; accusing them of having abandoned Britain's working class and calling for them to be held accountable for an illegal war.

Despite rapturous applause and words of encouragement from the floor, not all who attended were convinced by the MP. One contributor jumped up and waved papers that he claimed were evidence of Galloway ’s financial involvement with the Baath regime. “You are a lapdog sir!” he cried, much to the amusement of the many, vocal Respect members in attendence.

In recent years, Galloway 's reputation has been mired by accusations that he profited from the Baath regime in Iraq . As a prominent anti-war campaigner, the story - first printed in the Daily Telegraph - proved particularly damaging. He has since won a libel case against the paper.

“I have met Saddam Hussein on two occasions,” Galloway told the US senate - “the same number as Donald Rumsfeld. The difference is that Donald Rumsfeld met to sell him guns and maps. I met him to bring about an end to sanctions, suffering and war.”

Galloway was opposed to the sanctions imposed on Iraq in the early nineties; sanctions that he says killed six million Iraqis, “most of whom were children.”

The MP has also played down footage of himself congratulating Saddam Hussein for his “indefatigability”; an incident that he puts down to, “letting [his] emotions run away’ after spending the previous day on an 'emotionally charged tour” of the occupied territories - “Saddam often voiced his support for the plight of Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank.”

But critics have also accused the fiery Scot of 'glossing over' Hussein's attacks on the Kurds, Democrats and Marsh Arabs in 1991, by describing it as “a civil war with massive violence on both sides.” His references to the Shi'ites killed in the 1980's as “a fifth column” who “actively undermined the Iraqi war efforts in the interests of their country's enemy,” have also fuelled the speculation.

Galloway will undoubtedly find it hard to shake the accusations despite his impressive performance in front of the US senate and a growing number of supporters on both sides of the Atlantic

Here is my reply that was published yesterday;

Dear Editor,

I would like you clarify certain aspects of the unattributed comments that I was alleged to have made to George Galloway MP during his visit to the University on October 3rd. While it is true that I fiercely attacked Mr. Galloway, his policies and his record, I did not claim that Mr. Galloway enjoyed a financial relationship with Iraq’s then-Baath regime, nor did I claim evidence of this. I did accuse Mr. Galloway of accepting hospitality from Saddam Hussein and in particular, Tariq Aziz, Saddam’s Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, while countless number of ordinary Iraqis were being imprisoned, tortured and killed. If I had accused Mr. Galloway of enjoying a financial relationship with the Baathists at the meeting, I am sure that Mr. Galloway would have begun civil proceedings against me the following day.

The papers that I did bring with me to the meeting were proof that Mr. Galloway supported the military coup in Pakistan that deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after a BBC Newsnight investigation proved that Mr. Galloway’s publishing house Asian Voice had secured a payment of £135,000 from Mr. Sharif’s government for which Mr. Galloway insisted was for advertising. I brought up this matter to demonstrate Mr. Galloway’s greed, hypocrisy and untrustworthiness to hold public office, for which I was applauded by the majority of those in attendance at the meeting.

I recommend that you read you Google News for the latest on Galloway, particular his recent remarks about Jews at World War 4 Report. It all serves to underline my opinion of this vile cretin.

Thursday, October 13, 2005

My Date with "Boy" George

October 3, 2005 was a day I eagerly awaited. Not only was it my brother’s 8th birthday, but the infamous MP George Galloway would be addressing a meeting inside Fulton House that day. The meeting would give me the opportunity to confront and expose “Gallas” with his dubious past, political record and some home truths. The meeting would also give the chance to put the man in his place, giving him a lethal dose of his own poison in public and shatter the myth of what Gallas himself would call “indefatigability” surrounding him.
Before this year’s General Election, I had witnessed Gallas bully the presenters of ITN’s lunchtime news after they asked him difficult questions and blatantly disregard a question asked by a phone-in viewer from his own homeland because his coalition were not fielding candidates in Scotland (even though it was a nationwide election to elect a new British parliament and government). I was angry that Gallas won his libel case against the Telegraph, giving that loathsome man a political second wind. I wanted to prove that despite his tour-de-force in front of the Senate Committee, Gallas was still an unethical hypocritical fraud.
I went to that meeting to make him accountable for his sins to his face in a lion’s den of RESPECT supporters and activists. I reminded all in attendance of his duplicity over Iraq throughout the years, how he shamelessly supported a military coup at the expense of one of his own financial donors and how he is no better than Bin Laden in exploiting the fears of the Muslim community for his own ends. Confronted with his actions, Gallas was for once silenced, much to the approval of the audience majority. The conqueror of Congress finally humbled himself.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Warrior's Wisdom Exposes Treacherous Tyrannical Tony

In the last few months, the former professional wrestler Ultimate Warrior has come under a barrage of criticism after both his recent lecture at the University of Connecticut and the release of the World Wrestling Entertainment DVD, The Self-Destruction of the Ultimate Warrior. The man formerly known as Jim Helwig (who legally changed his name to Warrior) has been labelled as a homophobic, insane and unprofessional fascist by ignorant, mediocre fools and immoral, unrepentant former employers and co-workers with a grievance. However, the truth is rather different. Although he is a highly-strung eccentric who seems to have instantly ingested and digested an entire thesaurus, Warrior is an intelligent, self-taught moral and political philosopher who recognises the dangers posed by the re-emergence of an evil and insidious ideology that has been thriving since the end of the Cold War – socio-political and relativist fanaticism posing under the guise of neo-liberalism.

The battle for hearts and souls between neo-liberalism and its opponents has its origins in the age-old divide between conservatism and liberalism. Conservative ideology has always categorically stated that there are always moral absolutes where as liberal thought states that there are no moral absolutes and that all moral and philosophical viewpoints are of equal validity. Liberalism is an ideology that gives equality of legitimacy to virtue and sin and barbarism. It is liberalism, not conservatism as it commonly believed, that was the breeding ground for political extremists such as Iosif Koba Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Pol Pot and others of their ilk. Fascism and Communism have always had far more in common with each other than they do with the traditional right and left-wing and centrist political mainstream (it helps to think of the spectrum of political opinion as that of a circle rather than a straight line). Warrior is not alone in his assessment of the dangers that liberalism poses to all of us. On February 22 of this year, the best-selling author and Daily Express columnist Frederick Forsyth wrote of a number of unfailing characteristics that all extremist political parties share. These are;
• An obsessive desire to not only defeat, but to obliterate other political movements.
• A hatred of even the mildest of criticism whether it be from external or disserting forces that is to be ruthlessly crushed. As Forsyth put it “Disagreement is not only unallowable; it is evil.”
• A willingness to resort to character assassination on any opponent, regardless of their integrity, as a first recourse by the party’s bullies and hatchet men.
• Media manipulation to revere their own and demonise their opponents and victims.
• The establishment of a cult of personality that raise the extremist’s leader to the status of godhood.

These characteristics which were an integral part of the regimes of Hitler, Lenin, Koba Stalin, Pol Pot, Idi Amin and Mussolini and sadly that of New Labour under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. Blair like Hitler and Koba Stalin has centralised greater power into his hands at the expense of both the Cabinet and Parliament, which have both been reduced to little more than rubber-stamping talking shops (or as Blair would say as he said of the then-proposed Scottish Parliament in a 1997 interview, “a parish council”). Hitler and Blair, though sensitive to public opinion and the views of intelligence gatherers and researchers, always seek to mould and manipulate popular feeling into supporting their agendas.

Hitler, Koba Stalin, and Blair have all singled-out minorities as scapegoats ripe for persecution to serve as distractions from the real issues at hand. The Jews in particular have suffered most at the hands of extremists both in the Third Reich and during the last years of Koba Stalin’s rule, but they are not alone. Today’s scapegoats are refugees seeking asylum (branded scroungers and benefit cheats by Labour and the tabloid gutter press) and Muslims. The latter are conveniently tarred with the same brush as Osama Bin Laden and other “Islamic” terrorists, targets of legalised persecution that is totally contrary to our nation’s most cherished beliefs and time-honoured customs. What ever happened to the presumption of innocence until proven guilty?

For almost ten years, I have been alerting people to the very real dangers that New Labour and their arrogant, smug and sneering European Union colleagues pose to us. Unfortunately like Warrior, I have been dismissed as a madman and critics have attempted with little success to smear our reputations just as the neo-liberals and their supporters have the hypocritical audacity to branded neo-conservatives as fascist, asset-stripping religious fundamentalists. Only now can the majority of Britain finally see Blair for what he truly is, a very real British equivalent of Hitler and Koba Stalin rolled in one. An Antichrist that makes the fictional likes of Alan B’Stard and Francis Urquhart seem like paragons of virtue. If you still think I’m a crazy man, just remember what happened to the 82-year-old activist Walter Wolfgang and the Erith & Thamesmead Labour party chairman Steve Forrest at this year’s Labour party conference in Brighton.

Mr. Wolfgang, a Jewish refugee from the Third Reich, a Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament vice-president and Labour party member for nearly sixty years, was eject from the conference hall in full view of television cameras for calling Foreign Secretary Jack Straw a liar over Iraq. When he attempted to re-enter the hall, he was prevented from doing so under “anti-terror” legislation (note the similarities between Labour’s anti-terrorism measures and the infamous 1933 Enabling Act Hitler forced through the Reichstag). Mr. Forrest was then ejected from the hall as well for rightly complaining about Mr. Wolfgang’s appalling treatment. This episode is only the latest in a long line of abuses of power by a regime that treats even its very own, most vulnerable and longest serving members with open and thuggish contempt. How long will it be before our dear beloved Fuhrer orders all “dissidents” like poor Mr. Wolfgang and Warrior to be put up against a wall and shot by a firing squad just for expressing their opinions as they should be entitled to do so (within reason of course)? Who needs the British National Party or George Galloway, communists and Stalinists when we already have New Labour in power and are effectively living in the Fourth Reich?


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