Monday, 21 June 2021

FARAGE BAGS GB NEWS SLOT

Nigel Farage will host a two hour Sunday morning show on GB News entitled The Political Correction.  The show will air between 10:00 and 12:00, the first episode of which featured Tory MP Dehenna Davison and Blue Labour activist Paul Embery - the author of Despised: Why the Modern Left Loathes the Working Class.

The trio discussed the advertising boycott of GB News, a phenomenon driven by far left pressure group 'Stop Funding Hate'.  The ironically named group harass advertisers whose products and/or services appear in media outlets they deem right-wing, such as the Daily Mail.  Paul Embery says these sinister anti-democrats do not speak for him...


Further reading

BIN YOUR MASK

Today was supposed to be 'Freedom Day', but as we predicted countless times it was never going to happen.  Likewise, restrictions will continue throughout and beyond July, too.  Freedom Day is a myth, a carrot dangled indefinitely in front of the British people.  "It's just a few more weeks" bemoaned one Facebook user in response to the latest extension, as if the nightmare would really be over next month - despite all that has happened in the last 15 months to suggest otherwise.

This will not end.  SAGE extremists who are advising this wretched fake Conservative government have said so repeatedly.  Therefore, it is time to take unilateral action ourselves.  We have it in our power to end this - there are 70 million of us and just a few hundred politicians who have seized our liberty.  One very prominent and visual way in which we can defy them is to throw away our face masks.  If just half the population did this then the mask rule would disappear very quickly.

Do it today and remember - if you are challenged then simply respond that you are exempt.  The challenger has no right to ask for any paperwork or as to what reason you are exempt.  In your own mind your exemption is because you long for freedom.


As the above meme suggests, you can make your own protest directly to the politician ultimately responsible for the never-ending lockdown in your area.

Post your masks to one or more of the following:

Prime Minister Boris Johnson
10 Downing Street
London
SW1A 2AA

Nicola Sturgeon First Minister
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG

Mark Drakeford First Minister
Welsh Government
Ty Hywel
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1NA

STURGEON RILES UP BURNHAM


Coronavirus restrictions are a socialists' wet dream.  Little surprise then to see our national leaders clinging so desperately to them, including Nicola Sturgeon.  While she longs to separate our island permanently, she has at least acknowledged the importance of tourism from England after ending travel restrictions from England in April.  However, she has recently begun re-implementing travel bans from parts of England where the Indian variant is circulating (now known in the mainstream media by its politically correct term the 'Delta variant').

Last month she banned travel to and from the towns of Bedford, Blackburn, Bolton and Darwen.  On Friday she announced that an identical ban would be put in place for Manchester and Salford from today.  This was apparently news to the mayor for Greater Manchester, who took to Twitter to voice his disapproval.

Andy Burnham repeated some of these views in an appearance on the Andrew Marr Show on Sunday.  He made some valid points about Sturgeon's 'double standards' and also decried what possible threat a 'double-jabbed couple from Salford' could do on a hiking holiday north of the border.  Indeed, but these are the times Andy, and your party has done nothing to oppose totalitarian measures at Westminster while your colleague Mark Drakeford has implemented his own rules in Wales.


Andy Burnham is no libertarian.  If he is, then he's in the wrong party.

Sunday, 20 June 2021

THE WEEK IN CARTOONS 13-19 JUNE 2021

13.06.21 - Andy Davey - Twitter (cancelled Sunday Telegraph cartoon)
13.06.21- Andy Davey, Sunday Telegraph
13.06.21 - Peter Schrank, Business Post
13.06.21 - Morten Morland, Sunday Times
14.06.21 - Ben Jennings, Guardian
14.06.21 - Andy Davey, Daily Telegraph
14.06.21 - Christian Adams, Evening Standard
15.06.21 - Christian Adams, Evening Standard
15.06.21 - Patrick Blower, Daily Telegraph
15.06.21 - Paul Thomas, Daily Mail
16.06.21 - Ben Jennings, Guardian
16.06.21 - AF Branco, Flag & Cross
17.06.21 - Peter Brookes, Times
17.06.21 - Graeme Keyes, Irish Daily Mai
17.06.21 - Patrick Blower, Daily Telegraph
19.06.21 - Andy Davey, Daily Telegraph
19.06.21 - Paul Thomas, Daily Mail
19.06.21 - Morten Morland, Spectator
19.06.21 - Nick Newman, Spectator

BERCOW JOINS LABOUR


John Bercow has completed his treacherous journey by ditching the Conservatives altogether and joining Labour - the party that tried (and failed) to get him a peerage.  The story was broken by none other than left-wing anti-Brexit rag The Observer.  How apt.

Bercow dished the dirt on Boris Johnson and his party in an exclusive interview, labelling the current Tory party as "reactionary, populist, nationalistic and sometimes even xenophobic".  The former Commons speaker says he joined Labour a few weeks ago having decided that he now shared its values.  However, this is far from a coup for Keir Starmer.  Bercow's blatant Remain bias during the Brexit stalemate of 2019 has not been forgotten, particularly in the working class communities that backed Leave.  Starmer had tried to distance himself from the Brexit issue since he took over as leader, but the arrival of arch remoaner Bercow will do him no favours.  The Batley and Spen by-election is less that two weeks away and the northern constituency backed Leave 60-40.

In further embarrassment for Starmer, Bercow provides The Observer with a somewhat sneering assessment of his new party leader.  'He's no Clinton or Obama' says Bercow when asked if Starmer could oust the Tories: "The jury is out.  I am, however, hopeful because I observed Keir Starmer at close quarters from the speaker’s chair.  He may not be Bill Clinton or Barack Obama but he is decent, honourable and intelligent and he came into politics as public service".

Bercow's wife has been a Labour member for many years, so it came as no great surprise to see Bercow speaking as if he were a lifelong socialist:  "I am motivated by support for equality, social justice and internationalism.  That is the Labour brand.  The conclusion I have reached is that this government needs to be replaced.  The reality is that the Labour party is the only vehicle that can achieve that objective.  There is no other credible option".

It's an odd journey for a grown man.  A lot of adults grow out of lefty adolescence and embrace conservatism when they have some life experience.  Bercow's got it the wrong way around.  Perhaps Mrs Bercow's influence has worn down this pathetic little man over the years.  He's certainly worlds away from the staunch Eurosceptic that entered Parliament in 1997...

Friday, 18 June 2021

CANCEL HYSTERIA

As cancel culture reaches peak hysteria with the censure of a children's author who died fifty years ago, the guys at Spoofed have ridiculed its exponents in a hilarious new video.  Click below.


You can follow Spoofed on Facebook here.

LIB DEMS STUN TORIES IN CHESHAM


The Liberal Democrats have pulled off a stunning result in the Chesham and Amersham by-election, overcoming a 16,223 Tory majority to win the seat with an 8,028 majority of their own.  The Lib Dems had earlier claimed they were 'neck and neck' going into this election, a familiar tactic of theirs.  In Buckinghamshire on Thursday they had in fact underplayed their potential.  Sarah Green's victory has been largely put down to local anger over HS2, which will run directly through the constituency.

The Lib Dems now have 12 MPs at Westminster, a boost to a party that has not had much to shout about since going into government with the Tories eleven years ago. 

The Tories will be licking their wounds having lost a seat they had held since its creation in 1974, but the result will not have given Labour much confidence ahead of the Batley and Spen by-election in a fortnight.  They finished an embarrassing fourth place behind the Greens and lost their deposit.  The Lib Dems' fellow Remainers in Rejoin EU finished last.

Chesham & Amersham by-election

Sarah Green (LDem) 21,517 (56.7%) +30.4%
Peter Fleet (Con) 13,489 (35.5%) -19.9%
Carolyne Culver (Green) 1,480 (3.9%) -1.6%
Natasa Panteli (Lab) 622 (1.6%) -11.2%
Alex Wilson (Reform) 414 (1.1%) New
Carla Gregory (Breakthrough) 197 (0.5%) New
Adrian Oliver (Freedom) 134 (0.4%) New
Brendan Donnelly (Rejoin) 101 (0.3%) New

Chesham & Amersham 2019 general election

Cheryl Gillan (Con) 30,850 (55.4%) -5.3%
Dan Gallagher (LDem) 14,627 (26.3%) +13.3%
Matt Turmaine (Lab) 7,166 (12.9%) -7.7%
Alan Booth (Green) 3,042 (5.5%) +2.5%

The by-election was held following the death of the sitting Conservative MP Cheryl Gillan.

Thursday, 17 June 2021

ANTI-SEMITIC CHANTS AFTER MP'S SPEECH


As we wrote last month, left-wing Labour MPs are far from innocent when pro-Palestine rallies turn into anti-Israeli hatefests.  They rile up the crowds with fiery speeches and then retreat as things turn ugly.  The presence of hard left Labour MPs at these rallies was well documented at the time, but in recent weeks it has emerged that moderates were also involved.

Last week Naz Shah was forced to defend herself after it was revealed she addressed a rally in which anti-Semitic slogans were chanted and her colleague Geraint Davies has now been implicated in a similar incident.  In a video posted to social media, the MP for Swansea West can be seen addressing a crowd in Swansea.  Immediately after his speech two men lead the crowd in several chants, including: "Khybar, Khybar ya yahud, Jaish Muhammad, sa yahud".  This refers to a battle fought between Jews and Muslims in the 7th century and translates literally as: "Jews, remember Khaybar, the army of Muhammad is coming".

At this point Davies can be seen standing close by in a black face mask.  Click below for the one minute clip.


Davies responded on Twitter after the Jewish Chronicle published the story, using the same defence as Shah ie. that he doesn't speak Arabic.  That argument would have held more credence had it not been undermined previously by Shah, who tweeted in Arabic just days after claiming she didn't understand the language.


It's clear from the video whose side Davies is on.  It's quite ironic that he should surround himself with Islamo-fascists, considering that this ultra remoaner spent years resisting the Leave mandate, labelling Brexit a 'fascist' endeavour.

ANOTHER PRICK IN THE WALL


Pink Floyd's Roger Waters has hit out at globalist tech tyrant Mark Zuckerberg in a foul-mouthed rant over Facebook's request to use one of his most famous songs in a promo video for Instagram.  Speaking at an event in support of Julian Assange, Waters read from a letter he'd received asking permission to use Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2).  Waters told the assembled audience: "The answer is 'fuck you', no fucking way.  I only mentioned that because this is the insidious movement of them to take over absolutely everything".

Waters is a curious case and a bag of contradictions.  While he is an avowed leftist who despises Israel and routinely lashes out at 'fascists' and 'racists' on the right, he also backs causes that are not normally associated with the left.  While many on the left despise our military and all who serve, Waters allocates a portion of tickets to his shows for veterans.  He also upset his fellow leftists during the 2000s when he showed up at several events in support of the Countryside Alliance and spoke out against Blair's 2004 Hunting Act.  He has even performed live with prominent right-winger Eric Clapton.

Perhaps his biggest contradiction came in 2016, when he voiced his opposition to Brexit - despite his opposition to globalisation and the fact that many on the left had backed Leave, including all the minor socialist parties in the UK (with the sole exception of the Scottish Socialist Party).

In his slurry four minute rant, Waters describes Zuckerberg as 'one of the most powerful idiots in the world'.  There is some bitterness there, from a man who has undoubted talent in the field of music and worked the pubs and clubs on his rise to stardom at a time in which computers were the size of a shed.  Given Waters' endless criticism of Israel, there may well be a degree of anti-Semitism at play too.  Mindless name-calling asides, his assessment of Zuckerberg and his empire is not far off the mark, except perhaps on the right we would prefer to call him a dangerous idiot.  Dangerous, because he uses the vast power at his disposal to promote radical far left agendas across the West, some of which would undoubtedly meet with the approval of Waters himself.


The likes of Zuckerberg, Dorsey and Bezos believe they can deliver communism for the masses, while they enjoy the fruits of the capitalism they used to achieve it.  Perhaps they can control the beast - through the tools of their technological revolution - but history teaches us that leftist revolutions are rarely bloodless and rarely grateful, especially to the bourgeoisie.

While we share a common enemy, make no mistake that people like Roger Waters, Piers Corbyn and George Galloway share far more in common with these billionaire elites than we do.  The enemy of our enemy is not necessarily our friend.

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

LABOUR BACK EXTENSION (AGAIN)

MPs have backed a four week extension to coronavirus restrictions in a Commons vote in which, yet again, the government was supported by Labour.  The government easily won the vote with 461 ayes against 60 noes.  The bulk of the noes were the usual lockdown sceptic Tory backbenchers (49, plus two tellers).  There appears to have been a significant miscount from the tellers for the ayes (Maria Caulfield and Maggie Throup, both Conservatives) as the total for the ayes was actually 489 - making the true margin even greater.

The breakdown per party was as follows.

Ayes (461*)

Con 296
Lab 188
DUP 2
Ind 2
Green 1

* The tellers for the ayes appear to have miscounted

Noes (60)

Con 49
Lab 6
DUP 5

Thirteen Tories abstained (including all six Scottish MPs), as did three Labour MPs.  In a further mockery of their party name, all eleven Liberal Democrats abstained.

Despite making a cracking anti-lockdown speech last week, the ever cowardly Theresa May was among those Tories who abstained.

The six Labour MPs who defied the party whip were Ben Bradshaw (Exeter), Andrew Gwynne (Denton & Reddish), Emma Lewell-Buck (South Shields), John Spellar (Warley), Graham Stringer (Blackley & Broughton) and Derek Twigg (Halton).

Jeremy Corbyn and Claudia Webbe were the two independents who voted in favour of the extension, alongside all the members of Labour's Socialist Campaign Group - with the exception of Lloyd Russell-Moyle who did not vote.

During the debate that preceded the vote there was yet another blistering attack upon government policy from Tory backbencher Desmond Swayne.  In a lively two minute tirade, Swayne likened his own party to communists and attacked Boris Johnson as a phoney libertarian.  Click below for the clip in full.


Here here, Sir Desmond.

REES-MOGG GOES ROGUE


We have waited 15 months for someone on the Tory front bench - or the Labour front bench for that matter - to pipe up about the criminal activities of the UK government during this pandemic.  As per usual there has been nothing but silence from the so-called 'opposition' at Westminster about the latest business-wrecking extension to Covid restrictions, by which we can safely assume that Starmer and his gang support the move.  Thankfully, this week we have finally heard some commonsense from a frontbencher, in the form of Jacob Rees-Mogg.

The Leader of the House used the latest edition of his regular podcast - the Moggcast - to voice his disapproval of never-ending restrictions.  Rees-Mogg put some home truths out into the public domain that will make uncomfortable listening for lockdown enthusiasts, in particular Johnson loyalists who still don't realise that they are being played.  He highlighted the fact that the virus is an acute risk for the elderly and those with existing health conditions, but poses little risk to younger people, a fact that has been consistently underplayed throughout the pandemic in order to perpetuate the myth that the virus is a death sentence for anyone and everyone.

Rees-Mogg also directly contradicts the SAGE doomsayers that continue to manipulate Johnson with their scary and always inaccurate graphs.  The latest extension was justified because of rising infection levels, but Rees-Mogg says: "Infections are not what matters any more.  Two things that matter - can the NHS cope and the number of deaths.  Overwhelmingly most important is the number of deaths.  People going into hospital for a couple of days and coming out again is not very important... We put on restrictions at the point at which we were facing a thousand deaths a day".  Deaths are now averaging at around eight per day, he added.

In a brief defence of the libertarian values that our Prime Minister appears to have long forgotten, Rees-Mogg goes on to slam control measures designed ostensibly to 'protect the NHS':  "The government doesn't have the right to take charge of people's lives purely to prevent them seeing the doctor, otherwise we'd never be allowed in our kitchens, where a disproportionate number of accidents in the home take place".

The Moggcast is published by Conservative Home, click below for the clip.


In the same edition of the podcast, Rees-Mogg also discusses kneeling footballers and comes out in defence of fans who boo the gesture.  You can listen to the full show here.

PRIME MINISTER'S QUESTIONS 16.06.21

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

FRONT PAGES SLAM DELAY

With the arrival of GB News the broadcast media narrative on lockdown is being broken.  The channel launched just in time - the day before the PM announced the latest extension of coronavirus restrictions - and the front pages on Tuesday morning clearly reflected a change in mood.  The Telegraph even went as far as to print a photograph of an anti-lockdown protest, something that the media has until now treated with a sinister blanket of silence.  GB News, for all its early glitches, is changing the media landscape - as we all hoped that it would.  Bravo!



Monday, 14 June 2021

PRITI SLAMS KNEE GESTURE

The Home Secretary has criticised footballers for taking the knee in an interview with GB News.  Priti Patel labelled the custom 'gesture politics' and attacked BLM for attempting to re-write history and topple statues - including the Colston statue in Bristol.  When asked about the persistent booing of the gesture in football, Patel refused to criticise fans.


While it's always nice to see a politician condemn BLM, a more pressing matter for the Home Secretary may be the ongoing uninhibited invasion upon our southern shores.  One wonders if her superior even bothered to raise it with Emmanuel Macron given their recent encounter in Cornwall.

THE WEEK IN CARTOONS 6-12 JUNE 2021

06.06.21 - Andy Davey, Sunday Telegraph
07.06.21 - Steve Bright, The Sun
07.06.21 - Morten Morland, Times
07.06.21 - Guy Venables, Metro
08.06.21 - Patrick Blower, Daily Telegraph
08.06.21 - Christian Adams, Evening Standard
09.06.21 - Patrick Chappatte, Le Temps
09.06.21 - Christian Adams, Evening Standard
09.06.21 - Paul Thomas, Daily Mail
09.06.21 - Patrick Blower, Daily Telegraph
09.06.21 - Peter Brookes, Times
09.06.21 - AF Branco, Legal Insurrection
10.06.21 - Matt Pritchett, Daily Telegraph
10.06.21 - Patrick Blower, Daily Telegraph
10.06.21 - Paul Thomas, Daily Mail
11.06.21 - Bob Moran, Twitter
11.06.21 - Andy Davey, Daily Telegraph
11.06.21 - Peter Brookes, Times
11.06.21 - Paul Thomas, Daily Mail
12.06.21 - Kipper Williams, Spectator
12.06.21 - Wilbur Dawbarn, Spectator
12.06.21 - Ben Jennings, i
12.06.21 - Matt Pritchett, Daily Telegraph
12.06.21 - Paul Thomas, Daily Mail