Whatever the truth about drugs, the Government has made a mess of the issue. They have let druggies, paedos, and all sorts of criminals roam our streets and cause absolute chaos and it has resulted in a lot of broken lives.
Prof David Nutt (sacked for telling the truth that Brown reclassified cannabis for political reasons) has categorised drugs in such a way that suggests that alcohol is more dangerous than ecstacy, cannabis and other illegal substances. Well, we know already that booze causes a lot of heartbreak and is responsible for some of societies worst ills. But, why when we had the chaos of alcohol-related violence and the deaths caused by its healths effects (a “known known”), did the Government have to take a softer line on certain other drugs, by reclassifying cannabis and turning a blind eye?
Why indeed. But, more importantly, what are they going to do about it? Clearly, we need zero tolerance on drugs – by crushing dealers, locking up and forcibly treating junkies, and by stopping the violence caused on our streets by alcohol (3 strikes and you’re out might just work) – otherwise Britain will continue to descend into lawlessness.
It’s time for less of the political nonsense, by politicians with their hands in the till for all the expenses they can obtain. Whether it’s Jacqui Smith, a complete farce on Question Time this week, or whether it’s McNulty subsidising his parents’ home. (And don’t get me started about the liberal elite – such as the contemptible John Sergeant and his sick joke about Cheryl Gillan’s dogs who have now sadly died.)
It’s time to sort out this mess once and for all. No more political correctness. No more fussing about the so-called human rights of the perpetrators of these vile deeds. No more softly softly. It’s time to take action, right?
As someone not yet fortunate to be a dad, I abhor those who murder their babies in their womb – children that I and many other folks, who have not become parents for various reasons, would happily raise as our own.
Thousands of babies who have Down’s syndrome are being murdered in the in a recent upsurge in Eugenics. Harman may claim to be for equality and against the BNP, but is the Nazi genocide of disabled children something she can stomach supporting?
Some hospitals won’t tell expectant Indian women the gender of their baby because of fears of female Foeticide? So why is it ok to selectively murder disabled babies in the womb?
Who could fail to be moved by Sue Hare on p27 of today’s Telegraph talking about her little boy with Downs as her ‘pride and joy’? How many kids like young Will are snuffed out because of the prejudice and psychosis of their parents and the eugenics abortion doctors who perform these vile acts?
I experienced three seminal moments in the last 5 days or so.
First was watching Question Time on Thursday evening with a friend and his wife, who are both Muslims. Their discomfort at Griffin was understandable.
Second, as I passed through Birmingham city centre on Sunday, there was a military display of some kind on near the Bull Ring. Some young Pakistanis turned away from walking towards the army display, shaking their heads. A teenage girl wearing a headscarf seemed particularly vexed. As an Ulster Protestant, I have much time for the army. The army is part of being British, but I realised then that something had been robbed from these young British Asians by Blair’s (he ordered it) and Brown’s (he paid for it) disastrous Iraq and Afghan campaigns. They can’t support the army, given our killing of Iraqi and Afghan innocents – the children’s blood being on Labour’s hands. British Asians are true British people and amongst the most hard-working, and they also have solid family values, strong community values, genuine morality (e.g. marriage being a bedrock of family), and high levels of entrepreneurship that we should be proud of.
Third, I watched the classic animated Japanese film “Grave of the Fireflies” for the first time. A story of a young brother and sister trying to survive in Japan during the end of WWII, despite devastating firebombing by the Americans of civilians. It is a very upsetting film, and yet beautifully made, and at the end I must admit that I did cry. Watch it and dare say you are “pro-war”.
We haven’t moved much further beyond the 1945 firebombing of civilians, have we, though? At least we will not repeat the disastrous mistakes of Iraq and Afghanistan by bombing Iranian women and children too; at least I hope we won’t (whatever you think of Ahmadinejad). War, race, and religion may be intertwined but, as an evangelical Christian, I for one cannot support the bombing of innocents that was a central part of the wars on the Afghan and Iraqi people – and nor will I support the same being inflicted upon the Iranians.
Don’t worry – it’s not my last post on this blog. What it is, though, is a reflection on the state that the Labour party – ably abetted, it seems, by its mates in the European Union – has left our postal service. What was once the pride of the world is now greatly reduced. The Half-Blood Welshman has an excellent post on the subject, and highlights a point that frontline politicians – from all parties – seem to have missed:
It all boils down to a brutal fact. If we want a postal service that can deliver whatever we want, wherever and whenever we want it, it will have to be funded from general taxation, because such a business will always run at a loss. If we want a truly commercial, profitable service, then we have to accept that it cannot deliver the same extent and level of service as Royal Mail. From that point of view, both Parliament and (to a lesser extent) the unions are shadow-boxing over irrelevant points of structure. At some point in the next five years, the call between these two choices will have to be made. I have to admit I am very glad that I will not have to make it.
This is simply because of the EU directive that created a semi-market in the UK postal service. Effectively, they allowed private companies to cream off the handling (but, of course, not the delivery) of the most lucrative and profitable part of the postal market. But your hard-pressed postie, working for the Royal Mail, still has to deliver it.
It is almost Lewis Carroll. In fact, Carroll wasn’t that mad.
Mandelson is supporting the Royal Mail and not the strikers. He is turning on his own people. It is time that folks realise that Labour is not for the working men and women at all; and it is time to sort out this dreadful postal mess, but not by strike-breaking or further exacerbating the conditions of the hard-working posties and their colleagues in sorting offices and elsewhere.
Otherwise, it will be the last post (not from me, but from the Royal Mail).
Labour MPs are threatening not to repay what they scammed on expenses; some will even sue, they say. Tories will be deselected if they don’t.
Meanwhile, Royal Mail workers will rightly go on strike because of the way the most profitable business has been creamed off by other providers who don’t even deliver the mail.
Mandelson is against the strike, though he forgets why trades unions exist, and why Labour came into being. Not to have snouts in troughs, that’s for sure.
Well, it seems that no sooner are we out of the conference season, than expenses have raised their ugly head again. The conference season – despite Mandelsonian spin, and attempts by Mandy to position himself as the next Labour leader (and rumour has it that he will renounce his peerage so he can be parachuted in to stand for parliament in my local seat of Darlington) – has been an unmitigated disaster for Labour: the Sun switching sides to back the Tories, and the latest opinion polls putting Labour up to 19 points (C 45 , L 26, LD 18 etc) behind the Conservatives.
And now we hear that there are to be about 325 MPs asked to justify or pay back their expenses, which should be
incurred for the purposes of carrying out their duties as an MP.
Indeed, the BBC carries a notorious quote from the Sub-Prime Minister:-
“We’ve got to consign the old discredited system to the dustbin of history, this is part of the process of doing so.
“Sir Thomas Legg will make recommendations, people have the chance to look at what he says.
“And then my advice to people is after the process has gone through in the next few weeks he says you’ve got to repay, let’s get it done, let’s get it sorted out and let’s get it back to a system that people have confidence in.”
It’s the Labour Government that we need to consign to the dustbin of history, and (whatever the recommendations) the British people will in another 9 months have an opportunity to do just that. At least we can sort out poverty, our economy and social breakdown – the socio-economic issues that really matter, that can be resolved by radical conservative policy – rather than listen to more and more sleaze about crooked MPs. It’s time for change, and not more of the same of the discredited third way that amounted to a pocket-lining exercise for career politicians.
BREAKING NEWS – Jacqui Smith to apologise. Why will she not just resign her seat, rather than embarrass the Government and Brown any further ? Good question. But then she is trying to avoid paying back the £116,000. And not to forget that Gordon Brown himself will have to pay back a staggering £12,000.
One thing that the naturally conservative British people do not like is people messing with well-loved institutions, such as Woolworths or the Sun. Which has dared to turn its back on Labour and support the Conservatives.
Brown bailed out the banks and yet let Woolworths die. His Woolies moment caused Labour to plummet to new depths in December and January opinion polls.
And yet the sight of that dire Labourite Scouser, Tony Woodley, tearing apart a copy of the Sun at the Labour Conference will send shivers down the spine of many people. After all, the Sun has – according to experts – a circulation of 7,733,000. That makes The Sun rather more important politically than the Guardian, Telegraph, and Times put together.
So tearing up a copy of the Sun is a slap in the face for nearly 8 million people, which represents a huge coverage – 15 to 20 per cent – of adults in almost every UK region. Even in Central Scotland, the circulation figures represent 26.3% and its 2million readers in London and 1,615,000 in central England – i.e. the midlands – not to mention many readers in the North – make it rather relevant to marginal seats.
The Sun is the voice (and a key piece of daily reading material) for working-class people across the country. Even folks who have become socially mobile and moved into more leafy estates still cherish the Sun, because it reminds them of their roots, And The Sun says it as it is.
Harman too has attacked the Sun, as she considers it sexist, but then she would say that, wouldn’t she? But it is her politically correct Government that introduced legislation that led to the visit by Ofsted and accusations of criminal behaviour by two policewomen who shared childcare, so that they could hold down their jobs.
It is Labour that helped to destroy Woolworths and many other jobs that were held by women, while bailing out the banks and (highly unionised) car firms, which were primarily men’s jobs. So it’s Labour that is sexist.
At least Tony Woodley is a representative of the white male working-class, but that is a species that is deserting Labour in droves (though clearly he is not). Women, whether working- or middle-class, have had enough of Labour too and, as a committed trade unionist, I would like to point out that Labour has done nothing for the workers and, in fact, has made us worse off, Mr Woodley.
Brown and out. We know what Labour really thinks of the electorate now, by the brute Woodley tearing up the Sun and the mad Harriet’s attacks on this wonderful newspaper.
SATURDAY UPDATE: As I earlier intimated in my tweet, Woodley looked and sounded like Lily Savage’s alter ego, Paul O’Grady. Really. Watch the You Tube clip again.
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