Saturday, September 30, 2006
Le Freedom Of Speech
As if, mon ami. As if...
For The Tories, Modernisation Is More Important Than Winning
“Let’s get some things absolutely clear: economic stability will come before tax cuts. If it comes to a choice between the stability of the economy, people’s interest rates and mortgage rates, and cutting taxes, then we will choose economic stability. That’s the first thing people need to know about us.”
And the thought that economic stability might come as a result of tax cuts (returning the electorate's money to them) allied to restricting immigration (giving wages at the shallow end of the pool the opportunity to rise) does not seem to have occurred to him. Can't have the scum of the earth having money in their pockets, can we?
The Sunshine Boys
The Conviction Of Mark Logan
Friday, September 29, 2006
A Thought For All Those Who Direct Policy Concerning Foreign Criminals
Very Kind Words Indeed...
The Muslimopolitan Police
How The Television Licence Fee Is Spent
A Blogging First
Thursday, September 28, 2006
The Internet's Absence Of Filters Revisted
He just doesn’t get blogging at all…"
This advent of this inter-connected reality has the power not just to change the way news and opinion is delivered; not just to provide other forums for activists; but also to change the very face of the political landscape".
Think of it not as creationism, a big bang, but as evolution. It took time but we did get from chemical soup to us the second way."
I am better equipped than about 99% of the British blogosphere to deal with that kind of threat - but thousands aren't.
Although it is pretty much an unstoppable force, blogging has risks - the principal one of which is the personality of bloggers.
Bloggers are not pack animals. We are private individuals with financial commitments who dare to tell the world what we think - a daily act of suicidal recklessness. We have no shareholders to bail us out when we make mistakes. Repelling my potential opponent in litigation was as easy as swatting a fly - but I would be much more windy about telling the authorities that it's actually me who writes this blog.
More On Educating Lawyers
The Dawn Raids Are Back!
Uncle Tone's Cave-In
The Life And Times Of A Blackmailing Brazilian Slut
What interesting people she's met.
What things she's been able to do here, like work and get married.
And all the while she should have been out the door years ago .
It really makes you proud of your country, that such wonderful people are able to live here.
That's The Scots For You...
The Costs Of Providing Interpreters
Many people come here for the short term and have no interest in learning English, which means that police will probably need more interpreter services in the future.”
Bob Geldof On Culture And Biodiversity
"That is no problem, we have plenty of posts open."...
Wednesday, September 27, 2006
The Balance Of Discomfort
The UK's Current Account Deficit Is Down...
Bastiat On Immigration
Upset At The Polls
A Classic Non Sequitur
A Speedy Recovery...
Sajad Ahmed Rana's Christophobic Jihad Against The Law Of Scotland Has Resumed...
So Much For Women's Lib
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
"You're the future now, make the most of it"...
My Dismembered Letter
Whatever Happened To Commercial Risk?
A Trickle of 600,000
Monday, September 25, 2006
Why Do Socialists Hate Children?
"The education of most young Scots is very often top-class, but for some teenagers school can be de-motivating, disengaging and it doesn't bring the best out of them out of their school days."
Crisis? What Crisis?
My Favourite Immigrationist
Sunday, September 24, 2006
Scots Who Love Foreigners And Hate Scots
The Hypocrisy Of Pervez Musharraf
The Nation State Is Still Alive...
Anyone For Bounty Hunters?
Saturday, September 23, 2006
Friday, September 22, 2006
Gerard Baker Is Wrong (Again)
A Possible Apology
Thursday, September 21, 2006
The Conviction Of Robert McGlynn
Stop Aid To Egypt
Denying The Skirmish Of Civilisations (And Other Odds And Ends)
He dismissed the idea of "a clash of civilisations" between the West and Islam, a debate that has been renewed since Pope Benedict's comments last week.
Mr Reid said the perception of Islam had been hijacked by activists who used religion to cloak their militancy. He said they were not Muslims "in the true sense of the word" but were waging a violent and indiscriminate war."
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
The BBC's Worst Reporting Malfunction Concerning Islam (Thus Far)
In his speech, Mr Reid asked Muslim parents to keep a close eye on their children and act if they suspected they were being radicalised by extremists.
It was his first speech to a Muslim audience since becoming home secretary.
He accused the minister of being an "enemy" of Islam before he was led from the building by police and stewards. "
"How dare you come to a Muslim area when over 1,000 Muslims have been arrested?" he said. "You are an enemy of Islam and Muslims, you are a tyrant. Shame on all of us for sitting down and listening to him."
The Home Secretary stood and watched as police officers ushered him out of the room, followed by hoards of cameras, photographers and reporters. Continuing his diatribe, Izzadeen accused the Government of state terrorism and said Mr Reid, Tony Blair and George Bush with their crusade could "all go to hell".
A Shower Of Bulgars
Peter Hitchens On Nation Building
They are emphatically not Spanish. Their sense of nationality dates mainly from World War Two, when the whole Rock was turned into a fortress and almost all the native Gibraltarians were evacuated to England, where they lived, in bleak but comradely conditions for long years of exile in a country that must have seemed astonishingly cold, damp and bleak, but which they seem to have liked even so.
It might have faded, but the Spanish dictator Franco's dogged campaign to isolate and threaten this tiny country probably forged Gibraltarians into a unit that will last for centuries yet to come. I rather hope so, and I hope that Britain is strong and rich enough to defend the uniquely successful society it has played so much of a part in founding.
It is an example of how people grow attached to the small and the particular, the friendly and the neighbourly - and of how the wretched Marxoid idea of a world without borders, with one language, one currency, one diet, one law and one way of doing everything is deeply unattractive to most of us."
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Good News On Immigration!
The Trial Of Donald Payne
The Remittance Men
An Open Letter To Readers In Pakistan
Skylarking (Or 'It's All Greek To Me')
"There's seven people in a cell made for four so Graham's sleeping on a concrete floor.
"He just wants to get home but nothing seems to be happening."
A Catholic Apostate Describes An Unrepentant Trotskyite's Critique Of The Pope As 'A Classic'...
But who really cares what either of them think?
The Guardian Must Believe That Women Who Say 'No' Mean 'Yes'...
The above picture of a burnt-out Catholic church in Tulkarm should perhaps be contrasted with the report in this morning's 'Daily Telegraph' that,
"Police patrols have been increased around hundreds of churches and mosques because of fears that the Pope's comments about Islam could provoke violence."
"I note that the Police stood by whilst 100 raving Muslims screamed at some little old ladies outside the main Catholic Cathedral in the UK (Westminster) and did nothing. Yet you can bet that were 100 Catholics to parade outside Regent's Park Mosque on Friday that (a) the Police would be battering them and hauling them away in vans and (b) the Muslims would be complaining, hitting the protestors and threatening them with death, beheading etc etc as they always do when they fear what might happen if they actually TALK about where religion is going wrong."
To paraphrase Marcus Aurelius, describing a long dead Galilean carpenter,
"O Arabian, the world grows pale at your breath".
Quote Of The Day
"...the first diversity awareness course was started up for people regarded as social deviants in Dachau in the 1930’s."
Monday, September 18, 2006
What Joee Bloggs Saw After Mass Yesterday
This demonstration took place yesterday outside the Catholic Westminster Cathedral, and was recorded by Joee Bloggs.
The nature of the placards certainly does seem to indicate that those holding them are Islamic triumphalists and supremacists, implacably opposed to Christianity. No doubt they will be comforted by Karen Armstrong's reflection of this morning that we 'cannot afford to maintain these ancient prejudices against Islam'.
At roughly the same time as this demonstration was taking place, Cormac Murphy-O' Connor, the Catholic Archbishop of Westminster, was praying for Darfur.
With a Muslim.
But not the one who was forced to marry his goat.
Oh, and good luck finding coverage of this demonstration on the BBC.
Hat tip - Laban Tall