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A Retrospective

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I’ve been looking at a couple of .pdf files on my hardrive and thought I’d upload them for anyone who’s interested in case I have to reformat the laptop given the problems I’ve had with it lately. Some of it is old and there’s nothing revelatory that we didn’t already know but they give an indication of how long everything has been in the planning and they may be of use to someone. Other .pdfs are more current.

The Rules of the Game, 2003 “Forget the climate change detractors. Those who deny climate change science are an irritant but unimportant.”
Saif al Islam’s thesis, 2007, which was written with a little help from his friends and won him plaudits from the LSE.
Extract from Hansard, European Arrest Warrant, 2001 immediately prior to signing The Laeken Declaration.
Statewatch 2010: An assault on human rights and national sovereignty The EAW: “Vague & general provisions… the combined abolition of dual criminality and territoriality requirements represents… a fundamental threat to the rule of law…”
The Anglo-French Pond, 2008/9 “A Franco-British cross-disciplinary research programme: Towards a shared vision of management of a crowded multiple-use space.”
Towards a more secure society & increased industrial competitiveness, 2009 Check out the Table of Contents – Acronyms ‘R Us. Covers ADABTS, AMASS, and surveillance & control in general. Special mention for BeSeCu – “Human behaviour in crisis situations: A cross-cultural investigation in order to tailor security-related communication”.
Summary of the European Commission’s PNR proposals. Passenger Name Record/Passenger Number Recognition. More surveillance.
Letter from Andrew Duff to Buzek, President of the EP (Click to enlarge, as usual)

(Website of Andrew Duff, LibDem MEP)
Living Together: Combining diversity & freedom in 21st Century Europe, 2011
EU Commission spending on private jets, luxury hotels and drinks receptions, 2011. They’re surely on a different planet.
Peter Oborne’s: Guilty Men, 2011
Last, but not least: A positive vision of Great Britain outside the EU.

I hope this works – I’ve used Google Docs. Tomorrow I’ll be checking out my Politics pdfs so take cover 🙂

Gleanings

Before I was side-tracked by buying a present for my eldest’s girlfriend I was compiling a few interesting links to demonstrate how the world was flowing. Unfortunately, my i/n connection crashed and I hadn’t bookmarked them 🙂 Once I’d pulled them up from memory, it then crashed again so … here’s what we’re left with:

Belgium on the brink. Without a national government for more than a year, this EU member-state is fast becoming a testing ground and prototype for European federalism. Believe it or not, some people actually herald Belgium as a success. There’s one big boss in Brussels (unelected) and many provincial governors: layer upon layer of governance and bureaucracy.

If your blood isn’t rising already then you’re not English, Irish, Scottish or Welsh. The lovely Belgians can go back to De Standaard and their moules frites with mayonnaise.

Perhaps Cameron thinks we don’t notice; perhaps he’s right. Q. When is the Freedom Bill not a Freedom Bill? A. When it increases the power of entry into people’s homes.

A report from the joint committee on human rights warns that the measures contained in the ‘freedom bill’ actually create new risks to individuals’ civil liberties.

The government is reviewing its existing powers of entry to private properties, including homes.

It is also proposing to authorise ministers to extend existing powers of entry and roll back safeguards, prompting criticism from committee chair Hywel Francis.

“The proposals in the bill are overly broad and give ministers carte blanche to change powers of entry as they see fit,” he said.

“This power needs to be limited to provide real protection for individual privacy, and existing powers of entry need to be examined carefully to reduce their scope and number.”

We don’t need a Freedom Bill; we don’t need a British Bill of Rights – we already have them.

The man in demand, the man who owns much of the planet, the lobbying groups and the vested interests still has a criminal record.  I can’t believe this man still holds the position he does.  Didn’t he once brag that he made his billions on the back of Great Britain’s Black Wednesday?

Shock! Horror! Hedge Funds and private equity make up 27% funding to Tories. Tsk. How awful, let’s get a slot on Newsnight.

Oh! Wait a minute… Trade Union donations account for 91.3% funding to Labour. Oh well, let’s not mention that.

Testing on live animals: It must stop. Sentient beings and all that.

There’s been a record number of people evicted from their homes in Spain. This is pretty much how Greece was first reported.

Not the real thing: Olympics 2012. Sponsors accused of breaking “the spirit” of the games. Whoever negotiated the contract to win Olympics 2012 is a muppet if he couldn’t foresee what would happen. We were warned last year to get out of London, close businesses and go on holiday.

Tony Travers, a transport expert at the London School of Economics, said: “It is hypocrisy for the Games organisers to issue an anti-car message which does not apply to the sponsors.

Ah well, Tony, some of us live and learn.

Are Green Tea supplements already banned by the EU?  If not, they soon will be. Au Revoir, to Green Tea supplements in France.  I assume this is all on the back of the EU demanding stricter regulation of non-BigPharma natural medicines.  After all, why let people go out into woodland or meadow and find a dock leaf to cure an itch?  Much better to prohibit picking the dock leaf and let BigPharma patent some artificial derivative and charge us for it.

Are you a journalist in America?  Get ready to be told how to report about Islam.  We’re so touchy-feely here in Britain that you only have to look at our newspapers to see how we were one of the first to implement the edict.

Britain will comply with this, of course, but some member-states will not.  There’s a disagreement about battery hens.  Once upon a time this is something our own government could have done but now we’re just at a competitive disadvantage within the EU.  It’s “clearly unacceptable” says the EU Commissioner but nothing will change.

This one surprised me: the National Union of Farmers is supporting the Govt’s new planning regs.  I bet their President, Peter Kendall, has been on a Common Purpose course with his talk about smart farming.

“…speaking in Manchester this week, Mr Kendall said the planning reforms could help farm businesses increase food production by making it easier to get permission for the likes of new farm buildings, polytunnels and anaerobic digestion (AD) plants.”

Lovely, can’t wait.  Think of all those subsidies they’ll get and the cheaper food costs are sure to be passed down to us (1972 and CAP re-visited ad nauseam).  Forget those rolling hills and infinite horizon meadows – let’s have polytunnels instead.

Florida installs fingerprint scanners on school buses.  Apparently it’s because they can’t keep track of children attending school.  Whatever happened to the School Register?  How many parents in Britain know whether their child is being finger-printed before entering the dining room or the library?

Syria warns Jordan not to participate in Turkish/Israeli “large-scale manoeuvres”:

“If the Hashemite Kingdom lines up with Turkey and Israel and deploys extra troops on the Syrian border, Assad will order his air force to bomb Jordanian towns.
And if Israel intervenes to engage Syrian bombers, Damascus would launch surface missiles against Jordanian cities.
It was the second time this week that the Syrian ruler had threatened to punish an enemy with ground-to-ground missiles. Tuesday, Oct. 4, debkafile revealed that Assad had threatened to demolish Tel Aviv by missiles within six hours of an attack on Syria.”

Russia and China veto UN Resolution re sanctions on Syria. They fear it will turn into an excuse for bombing, like Libya.  Russia has a good deal on arms sales.

Sorry, I’m dashing for dinner now so the rest is short.

An in-depth report on Peak Oil, Climate Change and the threat to food security

The lies and the futility:  Obama’s “Millionaire Tax” Collected Over Next Ten Years Will Plug 4 Months Worth Of Deficit.

Unrest is spreading to Toronto.  Taxpayers world-wide are unhappy at the way their taxes are being spent yet governments go on, regardless.

Bernard Howe-Hogan, the new Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police has issued his first statement: “I will fast-track ethnic minorities”.  I bet he’s been on a Common Purpose course.

More on Dexia An interesting video.

Let’s finish with this:  The nannied and pampered new generation.

Check this out:

Gleanings

Before I was side-tracked by buying a present for my eldest’s girlfriend I was compiling a few interesting links to demonstrate how the world was flowing. Unfortunately, my i/n connection crashed and I hadn’t bookmarked them 🙂 Once I’d pulled them up from memory, it then crashed again so … here’s what we’re left with:

Belgium on the brink. Without a national government for more than a year, this EU member-state is fast becoming a testing ground and prototype for European federalism. Believe it or not, some people actually herald Belgium as a success. There’s one big boss in Brussels (unelected) and many provincial governors: layer upon layer of governance and bureaucracy.

If your blood isn’t rising already then you’re not English, Irish, Scottish or Welsh. The lovely Belgians can go back to De Standaard and their moules frites with mayonnaise.

Perhaps Cameron thinks we don’t notice; perhaps he’s right. Q. When is the Freedom Bill not a Freedom Bill? A. When it increases the power of entry into people’s homes.

A report from the joint committee on human rights warns that the measures contained in the ‘freedom bill’ actually create new risks to individuals’ civil liberties.

The government is reviewing its existing powers of entry to private properties, including homes.

It is also proposing to authorise ministers to extend existing powers of entry and roll back safeguards, prompting criticism from committee chair Hywel Francis.

“The proposals in the bill are overly broad and give ministers carte blanche to change powers of entry as they see fit,” he said.

“This power needs to be limited to provide real protection for individual privacy, and existing powers of entry need to be examined carefully to reduce their scope and number.”

We don’t need a Freedom Bill; we don’t need a British Bill of Rights – we already have them.

The man in demand, the man who owns much of the planet, the lobbying groups and the vested interests still has a criminal record.  I can’t believe this man still holds the position he does.  Didn’t he once brag that he made his billions on the back of Great Britain’s Black Wednesday?

Shock! Horror! Hedge Funds and private equity make up 27% funding to Tories. Tsk. How awful, let’s get a slot on Newsnight.

Oh! Wait a minute… Trade Union donations account for 91.3% funding to Labour. Oh well, let’s not mention that.

Testing on live animals: It must stop. Sentient beings and all that.

There’s been a record number of people evicted from their homes in Spain. This is pretty much how Greece was first reported.

Not the real thing: Olympics 2012. Sponsors accused of breaking “the spirit” of the games. Whoever negotiated the contract to win Olympics 2012 is a muppet if he couldn’t foresee what would happen. We were warned last year to get out of London, close businesses and go on holiday.

Tony Travers, a transport expert at the London School of Economics, said: “It is hypocrisy for the Games organisers to issue an anti-car message which does not apply to the sponsors.

Ah well, Tony, some of us live and learn.

Are Green Tea supplements already banned by the EU?  If not, they soon will be. Au Revoir, to Green Tea supplements in France.  I assume this is all on the back of the EU demanding stricter regulation of non-BigPharma natural medicines.  After all, why let people go out into woodland or meadow and find a dock leaf to cure an itch?  Much better to prohibit picking the dock leaf and let BigPharma patent some artificial derivative and charge us for it.

Are you a journalist in America?  Get ready to be told how to report about Islam.  We’re so touchy-feely here in Britain that you only have to look at our newspapers to see how we were one of the first to implement the edict.

Britain will comply with this, of course, but some member-states will not.  There’s a disagreement about battery hens.  Once upon a time this is something our own government could have done but now we’re just at a competitive disadvantage within the EU.  It’s “clearly unacceptable” says the EU Commissioner but nothing will change.

This one surprised me: the National Union of Farmers is supporting the Govt’s new planning regs.  I bet their President, Peter Kendall, has been on a Common Purpose course with his talk about smart farming.

“…speaking in Manchester this week, Mr Kendall said the planning reforms could help farm businesses increase food production by making it easier to get permission for the likes of new farm buildings, polytunnels and anaerobic digestion (AD) plants.”

Lovely, can’t wait.  Think of all those subsidies they’ll get and the cheaper food costs are sure to be passed down to us (1972 and CAP re-visited ad nauseam).  Forget those rolling hills and infinite horizon meadows – let’s have polytunnels instead.

Florida installs fingerprint scanners on school buses.  Apparently it’s because they can’t keep track of children attending school.  Whatever happened to the School Register?  How many parents in Britain know whether their child is being finger-printed before entering the dining room or the library?

Syria warns Jordan not to participate in Turkish/Israeli “large-scale manoeuvres”:

“If the Hashemite Kingdom lines up with Turkey and Israel and deploys extra troops on the Syrian border, Assad will order his air force to bomb Jordanian towns.
And if Israel intervenes to engage Syrian bombers, Damascus would launch surface missiles against Jordanian cities.
It was the second time this week that the Syrian ruler had threatened to punish an enemy with ground-to-ground missiles. Tuesday, Oct. 4, debkafile revealed that Assad had threatened to demolish Tel Aviv by missiles within six hours of an attack on Syria.”

Russia and China veto UN Resolution re sanctions on Syria. They fear it will turn into an excuse for bombing, like Libya.  Russia has a good deal on arms sales.

Sorry, I’m dashing for dinner now so the rest is short.

An in-depth report on Peak Oil, Climate Change and the threat to food security

The lies and the futility:  Obama’s “Millionaire Tax” Collected Over Next Ten Years Will Plug 4 Months Worth Of Deficit.

Unrest is spreading to Toronto.  Taxpayers world-wide are unhappy at the way their taxes are being spent yet governments go on, regardless.

Bernard Howe-Hogan, the new Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police has issued his first statement: “I will fast-track ethnic minorities”.  I bet he’s been on a Common Purpose course.

More on Dexia An interesting video.

Let’s finish with this:  The nannied and pampered new generation.

Check this out:

WHEDFU

It was on a Thursday morning…… that the plumber came to call. So that was my day, no bathroom but copious quantities of builder’s tea and plates of chocolate hob-nobs. The cats weren’t best pleased – neither of them like the noise or the restrictions of the flat and always make a dash for the door (like kitty, like owner). I haven’t told them yet but he’s coming back tomorrow having done a temporary job today.  He also brought down half the ceiling but thereby hangs another tale.

I haven’t done a WHEDFU for a while so here’s a quick round-up but first, please join me in a little prayer:

Libyan PM jailed in Tunisia. Erstwhile PM, Al-Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi, was caught trying to cross the border illegally and has already been tried and sentenced to six months’ imprisonment. If only the wheels of our Courts turned more speedily.

The UN: Plugging away in failure. The essence of the article is that if you keep failing, try a different tactic. There’s a Christian slant to it but if you’re not interested, just ignore the Biblical references.

Say hello to the European Protection Order. It will “cover victims of gender violence, harassment, abduction, stalking or attempted murder; thus, not only sex-crime victims, but “other forms of indirect coercion […] as well as her/his dignity and personal liberty”.

Get ready for Cameron to announce a new, innovative, Big Society, drugs policy: Human Rights-based approach to druggies. An initiative from the Pompidou Group of the Council of Europe.

The Polish Interior Minister has slated Holland and Finland because they want tighter control of their own borders rather than rely on Schengen when it comes to admitting Bulgarians and Romanians. Poland holds the EU rotating Presidency at the moment (because we can never have too many Presidents).

An aside: it’s always amazed me that Britain, despite the Schengen Agreement being a “red line”, a “line in the sand” beyond which our government would not go, we still have borders as porous as those of Greece or Italy, despite the fact we’re an island. I’m astounded at how well our governments have done in breaking down borders. It’s as if the natural barrier of water didn’t exist and that puts paid to my childhood belief that evil witches can’t cross water.

What do we want? More awareness of girls. When do we want it? Now!:

“MEPs have launched a written declaration calling for more awareness of the plight of girls and young women in Europe and around the world.

The demand for the UN to inaugurate 22 September as the international day of the girl was part of a series of events during this week’s European week of action for girls in parliament.”

No wonder the poor guy fried. Sorry if you think this is in bad taste but really. The EU has no place interfering in another country’s jurisdiction. Having said that, I did sign the petition to free him. Poor chap.

Watching me, watching you. Meet the EU’s new Computer Emergency Response Pre-configuration Team (CERT-EU).

Another aside: I can’t be the only one to have noticed the increasing references to cyber-crimes these days.  Whether it’s stalking or bullying or tweeting, it’s all in the ‘news’, from the Mail to the Sun to the Telegraph & The Times. The Judicial Inquiry into #hackgate will not only look at regulating the msm but the internet too.  They’ll be looking to see if it’s possible for Twitter, Facebook and other social networks, to be shut down in a State of Emergency.  Keep an eye open for it – we’re being ‘nudged’ via the msm.

Open Europe, a pro-EU think-tank but honest about it, takes a look at the British press coverage “We would perhaps add that the EU is already at the heart of national politics”.  Nice to see it acknowledged somewhere at last.

EU Civil Servants are apparently up in arms about proposals for them to work a 40-hr week.  My heart bleeds.  What with taxation at 8% and all those ring-fenced pensions they must really have a hard life.

On the day that Cuadrilla announces it has found sixty-six years of gas reserves in Lancashire and can create 1700 jobs, the EU lobbyists says fracking is “dangerous for our health and the planet”.  So, good luck with that one, Cuadrilla and Lancashire unemployed.

Are you worried about your job, your pension, how you’ll manage when you retire?  Well, stop being so insular, xenophobic and small-minded.   Here’s the EU’s favourite think tank: the Arab Democratic Wave,  the EU & China in Africa, Angola, Syria and Afghanistan.  They haven’t even heard of Doncaster, Stockton-on-Tees or Mevagissey.

If you’re at a loose end, between jobs and job-seekers, make a video.   Europarltv is running a competition to find out what diversity means to you.  Do enter; you may as well, you’re paying for it.

About UKIP:  THIS is their website.  Their blazing headline is “Why we support British Pub Week.”.  I think it’s time someone, somewhere pulled their finger out.  The website is a joke and their priorities are wrong.  Any number of independent bloggers have better-presented sites and more current and relevant news.  They just look so seventies and it’s about time they sharpened up if they want to be taken seriously as a political force.


WHEDFU

It was on a Thursday morning…… that the plumber came to call. So that was my day, no bathroom but copious quantities of builder’s tea and plates of chocolate hob-nobs. The cats weren’t best pleased – neither of them like the noise or the restrictions of the flat and always make a dash for the door (like kitty, like owner). I haven’t told them yet but he’s coming back tomorrow having done a temporary job today.  He also brought down half the ceiling but thereby hangs another tale.

I haven’t done a WHEDFU for a while so here’s a quick round-up but first, please join me in a little prayer:

Libyan PM jailed in Tunisia. Erstwhile PM, Al-Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi, was caught trying to cross the border illegally and has already been tried and sentenced to six months’ imprisonment. If only the wheels of our Courts turned more speedily.

The UN: Plugging away in failure. The essence of the article is that if you keep failing, try a different tactic. There’s a Christian slant to it but if you’re not interested, just ignore the Biblical references.

Say hello to the European Protection Order. It will “cover victims of gender violence, harassment, abduction, stalking or attempted murder; thus, not only sex-crime victims, but “other forms of indirect coercion […] as well as her/his dignity and personal liberty”.

Get ready for Cameron to announce a new, innovative, Big Society, drugs policy: Human Rights-based approach to druggies. An initiative from the Pompidou Group of the Council of Europe.

The Polish Interior Minister has slated Holland and Finland because they want tighter control of their own borders rather than rely on Schengen when it comes to admitting Bulgarians and Romanians. Poland holds the EU rotating Presidency at the moment (because we can never have too many Presidents).

An aside: it’s always amazed me that Britain, despite the Schengen Agreement being a “red line”, a “line in the sand” beyond which our government would not go, we still have borders as porous as those of Greece or Italy, despite the fact we’re an island. I’m astounded at how well our governments have done in breaking down borders. It’s as if the natural barrier of water didn’t exist and that puts paid to my childhood belief that evil witches can’t cross water.

What do we want? More awareness of girls. When do we want it? Now!:

“MEPs have launched a written declaration calling for more awareness of the plight of girls and young women in Europe and around the world.

The demand for the UN to inaugurate 22 September as the international day of the girl was part of a series of events during this week’s European week of action for girls in parliament.”

No wonder the poor guy fried. Sorry if you think this is in bad taste but really. The EU has no place interfering in another country’s jurisdiction. Having said that, I did sign the petition to free him. Poor chap.

Watching me, watching you. Meet the EU’s new Computer Emergency Response Pre-configuration Team (CERT-EU).

Another aside: I can’t be the only one to have noticed the increasing references to cyber-crimes these days.  Whether it’s stalking or bullying or tweeting, it’s all in the ‘news’, from the Mail to the Sun to the Telegraph & The Times. The Judicial Inquiry into #hackgate will not only look at regulating the msm but the internet too.  They’ll be looking to see if it’s possible for Twitter, Facebook and other social networks, to be shut down in a State of Emergency.  Keep an eye open for it – we’re being ‘nudged’ via the msm.

Open Europe, a pro-EU think-tank but honest about it, takes a look at the British press coverage “We would perhaps add that the EU is already at the heart of national politics”.  Nice to see it acknowledged somewhere at last.

EU Civil Servants are apparently up in arms about proposals for them to work a 40-hr week.  My heart bleeds.  What with taxation at 8% and all those ring-fenced pensions they must really have a hard life.

On the day that Cuadrilla announces it has found sixty-six years of gas reserves in Lancashire and can create 1700 jobs, the EU lobbyists says fracking is “dangerous for our health and the planet”.  So, good luck with that one, Cuadrilla and Lancashire unemployed.

Are you worried about your job, your pension, how you’ll manage when you retire?  Well, stop being so insular, xenophobic and small-minded.   Here’s the EU’s favourite think tank: the Arab Democratic Wave,  the EU & China in Africa, Angola, Syria and Afghanistan.  They haven’t even heard of Doncaster, Stockton-on-Tees or Mevagissey.

If you’re at a loose end, between jobs and job-seekers, make a video.   Europarltv is running a competition to find out what diversity means to you.  Do enter; you may as well, you’re paying for it.

About UKIP:  THIS is their website.  Their blazing headline is “Why we support British Pub Week”.  I think it’s time someone, somewhere pulled their finger out.  The website is a joke and their priorities are wrong.  Any number of independent bloggers have better-presented sites and more current and relevant news.  They just look so seventies and it’s about time they sharpened up if they want to be taken seriously as a political force.


Slavering Hoon

There’s no disguising the fact that I think very little of this man. If his overall demeanor isn’t enough to turn you off then think about the separate ongoing investigations into making a false declaration  of expenses at the 2010 General Election ( “I have full confidence that my agent declared my election expenses correctly.” )  and evading motoring charges – and I’m sure we can all remember forking out to buy him a packet of chocolate hob-nobs  and the general up-keep of his designated second home as well.

This disgusting waste of space, this ‘man’, this holier-than-though sanctimonious preacher of do as I say, not as I do, is actually attacking elements of the Tories for being too right-wing. Now, right-wing these days means everything and anything to all men, but Huhne compares them to America’s Tea Party, as if that were somehow a ‘Bad Thing’.  The Tea Party is ordinary Americans fighting against  Third Way/Communitarian/Agenda21 politics and there’s nothing wrong with that.  What Huhne’s saying is that those who disagree with his beliefs are nutjobs and fascists.

I really do despise this man who is so smug, so sure in his own beliefs that he entertains no contrary opinion. He should have been drowned at birth.  He’s the one man who makes me puke more than Gordon Brown – even his Wikipedia page has been heavily doctored.

Breakdown of SOME of his 2007/8 expenses:

Incidental expenses:

£65 for accommodation on an extended trip, but has blanked out the information saying where he was visiting.
£50.17 to clear blocked drains
£418 for car travel, although again there are no details of where the trips were from or to.
£1,302 on landline and mobile phone charges
£138 on teabags, coffee and other “office requisites”, although a 58p entry on a receipt for doughnuts was crossed off.
£420.50 on train travel, although there are no details of where and when trips were made
£164.50 to his party for placing two adverts in Lib Dem News hunting for an office manager and researcher
£70.57 on the office fax bill
£8,502 on office rent

Additional allowance expenses:

£135.50 TV licence
£384.12 building and contents insurance
£155.56 phone bills
£177.85 electricity bills
£81.50 water bills
£720.24 cleaning
£1577.18 council tax
£149.24 gardening
£257.49 maintenance (bleeding radiators, making up a bedside cabinet, changing an outside light, fixing extractor fan and dimmer switch).

Tories: “Slavering over tax cuts for the rich”

“The danger if you don’t compromise is now clear from America.

“There the markets looked over the brink when the mad-cap Republican right in Congress would not compromise with the President.

“Let that be a warning to the Conservative right here – we need no Tea Party Tendency in Britain.

“If you fail to compromise, if you fail to seek the common ground that unites us, if you insist that only you have the answers, if you keep beating the anti-European drum, if you slaver over tax cuts for the rich, then you will put in peril the most crucial achievement of this Government.”

He’s a fine one to talk about not listening to opposing views or compromise, he with his wind farms and hot air energy policies that have seen costs  to the consumer rise inexorably in this country   On the continent they manage to keep energy prices down and it’s becoming apparent that the price is low for French and German consumers to the detriment of the British.  But that’s alright, because we’re all one harmonious people now; we’re all European; there is no such thing as French, German, Italian or British nationality anymore, according to Huhne the Hoon.

He was educated at Westminster, the Sorbonne and Oxford, was an MEP for six years (pension alert!) and is of indeterminate heritage but his father is/was German – that much I do remember. The more this sort of thing goes on, this re-writing and air-brushing of history, the more we will have to take screen grabs of info as and when it arises. Blogging just got tougher.

What a duplicitous, two-faced b@st@rd  of a weasely nasty piece of work Huhne is.  Give me a village green, stocks and I’ll grow my own rotten tomatoes – then give me Huhne.

Slavering Hoon

There’s no disguising the fact that I think very little of this man. If his overall demeanor isn’t enough to turn you off then think about the separate ongoing investigations into making a false declaration  of expenses at the 2010 General Election ( “I have full confidence that my agent declared my election expenses correctly.” )  and evading motoring charges – and I’m sure we can all remember forking out to buy him a packet of chocolate hob-nobs  and the general up-keep of his designated second home as well.

This disgusting waste of space, this ‘man’, this holier-than-though sanctimonious preacher of do as I say, not as I do, is actually attacking elements of the Tories for being too right-wing. Now, right-wing these days means everything and anything to all men, but Huhne compares them to America’s Tea Party, as if that were somehow a ‘Bad Thing’.  The Tea Party is ordinary Americans fighting against  Third Way/Communitarian/Agenda21 politics and there’s nothing wrong with that.  What Huhne’s saying is that those who disagree with his beliefs are nutjobs and fascists.

I really do despise this man who is so smug, so sure in his own beliefs that he entertains no contrary opinion. He should have been drowned at birth.  He’s the one man who makes me puke more than Gordon Brown – even his Wikipedia page has been heavily doctored.

Breakdown of SOME of his 2007/8 expenses:

Incidental expenses:

£65 for accommodation on an extended trip, but has blanked out the information saying where he was visiting.
£50.17 to clear blocked drains
£418 for car travel, although again there are no details of where the trips were from or to.
£1,302 on landline and mobile phone charges
£138 on teabags, coffee and other “office requisites”, although a 58p entry on a receipt for doughnuts was crossed off.
£420.50 on train travel, although there are no details of where and when trips were made
£164.50 to his party for placing two adverts in Lib Dem News hunting for an office manager and researcher
£70.57 on the office fax bill
£8,502 on office rent

Additional allowance expenses:

£135.50 TV licence
£384.12 building and contents insurance
£155.56 phone bills
£177.85 electricity bills
£81.50 water bills
£720.24 cleaning
£1577.18 council tax
£149.24 gardening
£257.49 maintenance (bleeding radiators, making up a bedside cabinet, changing an outside light, fixing extractor fan and dimmer switch).

Tories: “Slavering over tax cuts for the rich”

“The danger if you don’t compromise is now clear from America.

“There the markets looked over the brink when the mad-cap Republican right in Congress would not compromise with the President.

“Let that be a warning to the Conservative right here – we need no Tea Party Tendency in Britain.

“If you fail to compromise, if you fail to seek the common ground that unites us, if you insist that only you have the answers, if you keep beating the anti-European drum, if you slaver over tax cuts for the rich, then you will put in peril the most crucial achievement of this Government.”

He’s a fine one to talk about not listening to opposing views or compromise, he with his wind farms and hot air energy policies that have seen costs  to the consumer rise inexorably in this country   On the continent they manage to keep energy prices down and it’s becoming apparent that the price is low for French and German consumers to the detriment of the British.  But that’s alright, because we’re all one harmonious people now; we’re all European; there is no such thing as French, German, Italian or British nationality anymore, according to Huhne the Hoon.

He was educated at Westminster, the Sorbonne and Oxford, was an MEP for six years (pension alert!) and  is of indeterminate heritage but his father is/was German – that much I do remember.  The more this sort of thing goes on, this re-writing and air-brushing of history, the more we will have to take screen grabs of info as and when it arises.  Blogging just got tougher.

What a duplicitous, two-faced b@st@rd  of a weasely nasty piece of work Huhne is.  Give me a village green, stocks and I’ll grow my own rotten tomatoes – then give me Huhne.