Thursday, 13 April 2017

Young Children being Slaughtered in the War on Christians

This little boy aged eight was one of the victims of the horrific bombing attacks on Coptic churches in Egypt on Palm Sunday. 





Every day brings more news of Christian persecution around the world. What excuse will the politicians make this time?

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Suicide bombers struck hours apart at two Coptic churches in northern Egypt, killing at least 44 people and turning Palm Sunday services into scenes of horror and outrage at the government that led the president to call for a three-month state of emergency. 
​The two attacks were claimed by Isis. The first took place in the Saint George church in the Nile Delta town of Tanta, north of Cairo, killing 27 and wounding at least 78, the Ministry of Health said.
Later, an explosion hit Saint Mark's Cathedral in the coastal city of Alexandria, the historic seat of Christendom in Egypt, killing at least 17 and wounding 48 just after Pope Tawadros II finished services.
His aides later told local media he had escaped unharmed. "These acts will not harm the unity and cohesion of the people," Mr Tawadros said later, according to state media.
Egypt's Interior Ministry said a suicide bomber tried to storm the entrance before being stopped in police. The ministry said three policemen were among those killed in the attack.







http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/church-bombing-cairo-egypt-tanta-kills-dead-wounded-injured-latest-a7674761.html

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Don't Believe Labour's Promises

The alchemists of the Middle Ages used to claim they could make gold out of base metal, and Bill Asquith, the Labour Party candidate for Oxfordshire County Council seems to be making similar rash promises if his election circular is anything to go by.
He shows himself standing next to MP Andrew Smith - significantly there is no mention of their party leader, whoever that might be.

His first promise is that he is working to improve the condition of local roads - really? How is he going to get the money to do that, even supposing that he were elected as a Labour oddity on the overwhelmingly Conservative County Council? He would not be fixing the budget, and he couldn't do anything about Government caps or cuts.
Secondly he claims to be "improving education standards in schools" - and how exactly is he going to do that? Where would the extra money come from? I am a touch sceptical about education standards being improved when academies are run by the likes of Labour's notorious Liam Nolan. That's "superhead" Liam Nolan who has so far been convicted of nothing because he has faced no charges. Lucky man! Labour is responsible for our shocking decline in standards of state education and it's not simply a matter of funding  - it's a matter of wrong priorities.
Bill claims to be "speaking up" for the residents of this area. I can't remember him asking anyone's opinion or speaking up for it.
He claims to be "fighting to keep social care for children and adults" - without saying where exactly the money will come from, and "opposing further cuts to the County Council budget" - but that is a central government decision, something no county councillor has the power to stop.

  On the other side of his nice red card he assures us that he "has a strong sense of Oxford's tolerant and inclusive values", which I take to mean "Don't worry, we won't mention the grooming gangs. We'll keep nice and quiet, just like we did in Rotherham, Rochdale etc." Then he throws in a last-minute reference to "thriving local businesses" without saying exactly what he would do to make them thrive. Certainly he would have no power to reverse the business rates hike and he doesn't mention any actual policies - it's just meant to give a vague impression that he is all things to all voters.
  The only way he could implement any of these promises would be by imposing a massive rise in Council tax. That is against Government restrictions, so there is really no point in voting for Bill or even reading his nice red card. Throw it away - by which I mean of course put it in the correct recycling bin and put it out on the right day so that it blocks the pavement and forces people to walk in the road. 


Liam Nolan quits Perry Beeches academy chain following damning financial report

He faced questions over 'second salary' on top of £120k wage; Trust's debts estimated at £1.8m and growing

Birmingham "superhead" Liam Nolan has quit the troubled Perry Beeches chain of schools after a damning report found financial mismanagement.
A statement from Perry Beeches, The Academy Trust, confirmed his departure on Wednesday morning. He previously stepped down as chief executive following a report which found financial mismanagement and weaknesses in governance 
Mr Nolan had reportedly been on sick leave since Easter.  
The Guardian reported that one Trust staff member estimated its debts as £1.8 million and rising by "tens of thousands of pounds" a month.
It also reported that two new free schools – Perry Beeches VI and Perry Beeches primary school, which the trust had been granted approval to open by the DfE – would not now go ahead.
Pressure had been building on Mr Nolan over a string of revelations concerning the chain's finances. In March, it emerged five academies and free schools run by the Trust were to be handed over to new managers.
An investigation found Mr Nolan was paid an extra £160,000 over two years , on top of his £120,000 salary, via education company Nexus Schools Ltd. It supplied services to the Trust and, in turn, handed over money to a business of which Mr Nolan was the sole director.
He insisted there was no conflict of interest after an inquiry revealed he made a presentation to the Trust’s finance committee on behalf of Nexus in February 2014.
It also emerged that three Birmingham Labour MPs - Jack Dromey, Gisela Stuart and Shabana Mahmood - each received £5,000 in funding or support from Nexus.
But Birmingham City Council’s education chief Brigid Jones, a vocal critic, likened Mr Nolan to the infamous Kids Company and its charismatic leader Camila Batmanghelidjh in the way that he was feted by politicians, while there was apparent financial chaos behind the scenes.
Announcing Mr Nolan's departure, the Trust said: "Liam Nolan has presented his resignation from the post of CEO/Executive Headteacher at the Perry Beeches, The Academy Trust. He has made this decision to allow the necessary changes required to move the Trust forward. "He would like it known that he has thoroughly enjoyed his time at Perry Beeches since joining in 2007 and that it has been a privilege to work alongside colleagues, families and young people in the schools. He would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for the enormous support during his time at Perry Beeches and to wish everyone the very best for the future."

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/liam-nolan-quits-perry-beeches-11315244

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/20/business-rates-blow-softened-budget/

Thursday, 30 March 2017

We're On Our Way Out

Now that Article 50 has been triggered, there is an audible squeal of pain and fury from the contingent who have done so nicely for the past few decades with their noses in the EU trough. Prominent among them is the Green MEP Keith Taylor. It would be nice if we could sack our worse-than-useless LibDem and Green MEPs and use the money they cost us for some more constructive purpose.
It is impossible to get yourself off the mailing list of that dim, garrulous blob Keith Taylor. I have never asked to be on it, but anyone who has ever sent him an E-mail on any topic automatically gets put on it and kept on it no matter how often they request removal. This means they get his newsletters full of twaddle and self-important witterings. He is one of those who, unwilling to accept the outcome of the Referendum, resorts to inventing jargon such as "Hard Brexit" and "Soft Brexit". He claims that in voting Leave we didn't vote for "Hard Brexit" (meaning actually leave) but may only have meant "Soft Brexit" (which means stay in, pretend the Referendum never happened and shut up).

Like so many people he does not understand the difference between belonging to the EU "single market" and having access to it. The EU has actually got free-trade agreements with 50 nations that are NOT member-states but which have agreed to do tariff-free trade with the member-states. Why shouldn't the UK be added to that list? When we leave we will have freedom to re-negotiate any details of those agreements for ourselves but there is no reason why the countries that found it beneficial while we were in the EU should change their minds when we leave. If they plonk on tariffs we will do the same. Their politicians may talk about it, but their business community is dead against it, and knows how much harm it would do to them. 

Keith Taylor's idea of having a vote on the deal is a naive one - what would happen then is that the EU, which is desperate for us to stay in, would offer the worst possible deal in the hope that a second British referendum would reject it.

He does not even discuss the possibility that the UK will re-join EFTA, the European Free Trade Association, of which it was a founding member. It has access to the single market. This is not without some membership fees, but they are far smaller than those of the EU and members retain sovereignty and significant powers to make their own laws about control of the seas, their borders and free movement. Currently the EFTA states have 27 Free Trade Agreements covering 38 countries around the globe, and they have already signalled to us that they would welcome our return to membership.


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Currently, the EFTA States have 27 free trade agreements (covering 38 countries) with the following partners:
  • Albania.
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • Canada.
  • Central American States (Costa Rica, Guatemala and Panama)
  • Chile.
  • Colombia.
  • Egypt.
  • Georgia.
EFTA member states are not subject to unlimited huge fines imposed in a dictatorial way by Brussels.
As for co-operation in matters of education, we should be trying harder to escape it. The Council of Europe (to which we still belong) has barmy plans to make all degrees into five-year courses. Those people who lament our withdrawal from the Erasmus programme (which benefits only a handful of British students per year) are the very same people who made degree courses here in the UK unaffordable. Nick Clegg, whose voice the BBC never tires of broadcasting, infamously broke his promise to prevent any rise in university fees. He totally failed to meet the challenge of funding Higher Education here for our own sons and daughters, but makes a song and dance about the loss of a very minor and incidental programme in which few participate.

If we value international education the first thing we should do is address our abysmal performance in language learning in schools. After that, leave it to the universities to arrange their own exchange programmes - and make it clear that we wont accept any crackpot ideas put forward by the Council of Europe at its endless conferences and talking-shops. After leaving the EU, escaping tyranny from the Council of Europe should be next on our agenda.

There are actually many drawbacks to so-called "free trade" especially if it is tied to free movement of all people, goods, investment, services etc. It is not free and it is a mixed blessing. Nevertheless I envisage that in ten years time, most of the countries of Western Europe will belong to some such community as EFTA or the EEA and the EU may well have collapsed. Greece desperately needs to leave. Italy has problems that can only be solved by leaving and escaping the €uro currency. France is tempted to follow our example. It has always had exemptions from a lot of EU legislation and even so, it is suffering in the straitjacket. Eire is restless. The Czech Republic leaders are increasingly critical of German domination. Poland and Hungary are defying German and EU dictatorship in a feisty way that is most refreshing and indicates that they will not accept political enslavement as the price of economic inclusion. 


https://fullfact.org/europe/how-many-free-trade-deals-has-eu-done/


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Greens will continue fighting the Prime Minister’s extreme Brexit vision

We don't have to accept our fate, the fight against an extreme Brexit continues 

Keith Taylor writes:-
"Article 50 has been triggered and Theresa May is marching Britain one step closer to an extreme Brexit cliff edge, [ding-ding-ding-ding inflated rhetoric alert] but we don’t have to accept our fate, [the majority decision] there is still time to avert disaster.[ding-ding-ding-ding panic alert!] We must and we will fight on.[Meaning: I am desperate to keep my well-paid prestigious job and don't want to go back to being a nobody]
The Government’s proposals will send the country hurtling towards an extreme Brexit that will see Britain as the ultimate loser [because we in the Greens have the ability to foretell the future] in a global race to the bottom on everything from environmental regulations to workers’ rights.
Almost 80 percent of Green Party supporters, the majority of voters in Surrey, and East and West Sussex, and Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire and 48% of my constituents across the South East voted to Remain in the EU.
That doesn’t mean I am blind to the fact that a slim majority of Brits voted to leave the EU. [Well actually it does.] But it does mean that I won’t allow the voices of those who didn’t to be silenced.[In other words he simply will not accept the outcome of the Referendum].
The narrow referendum victory does not give Theresa May a mandate for an extreme Brexit. [Wait a minute - Leave doesn't really mean Leave does it?] The Prime Minister is attempting to conjure a phantom majority [so real people are ghosts now] in support of ejecting Britain from the single market; [He doesn't understand the difference between membership of the "free market" and access to it] sacrificing our economy at the altar of ending free movement.[Ha ha ha, Green of all people talking about sacrificing our economy. Their entire manifesto is designed to close it down]
We deserve better than this. Which is why I am fighting in the courts, through the so-called ‘Dublin Case’, for the British people [meaning the minority who agree with me] to be given the choice they are being denied. The EU referendum should have been the start of a democratic process, not the end of one [meaning we are angry we lost and we won't accept any outcome until it goes our way].
As Greens, we believe voters should have the final say on the Brexit deal, once it is clear what the outcome of the negotiations is.[meaning that we don't regard anything as final unless we win the vote] If people have changed their mind, they must be able to stop the process.[Really? So in that case at any point after ANY election if people don't like the result they should be able to say they've changed their mind and rescind the outcome? In that case can we all rescind the election of Keith Taylor himself - and of Tony Blair in 1997?]







Thursday, 23 March 2017

Conference: What Are We Teaching the Children?

When:       Saturday, March 25
Time:        10.00am – 5.00pm
Where:      The Emmanuel Centre, 9-23 Marsham Street, London SW1P 3DW

Cost:          Single ticket                                                          £35
                   Students and non – waged                                  £15
                   Double Discount                                                   £50  
 

Special offer for organisations, schools and churches:

buy ONE ticket and get two more accompanying persons FREE

Of Particular Interest to:  
Head teachers, Teachers, School Governors, Educationalists, Academics, Church leaders.  And of course parents.
 
Come to Voice for Justice UK’s important conference examining the ideological reframing of education, and find out why you should be worried.  Get the tools you need to help shape future policy and safeguard the nation’s young.
 
(Resource pack, including complimentary copy or our latest book, retail price £12, What are they teaching the children?) 
Topics covered will include:
  • What is education? 
  • What, how and why do we teach our young?
  • How has education evolved in different societies, and what are the implications for us today?
  • What is the role of the family in education?
  • How does current education policy fit with the basic human rights of freedom of conscience, belief, and speech?
  • How is education being subjected to ideological pressure?
  • Detailed analysis of the impact of SRE (Sex and Relationship Education) and so-called ‘inclusivity’ on children and young people.
  • CHIPS – education or indoctrination?
  • Should daily worship in schools be mandatory, optional … or abolished?

For more information and to register go to http://www.vfjuk.org.uk/education-conference-2017/ 

TICKETS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR

 
SEE YOU THERE!
 

 

 http://www.vfjuk.org.uk/education-conference-2017/ 

Petition: Remove Sadiq Khan as Mayor of London

The terror attack of 22nd March 2017 proves that Sadiq Khan has failed to protect London.
He has made unacceptable remarks that "terror attacks are just part and parcel of living in a big city" indicating that he condones terrorism and has no will or intention of opposing it.
We demand his removal  - now.

https://www.change.org/p/british-government-impeach-sadiq-khan-as-mayor-of-london


Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Labour keeping up its Tradition of Applauding Terrorism Corbyn and Leftwing Media Mourn Mass Murderer Martin McGuinness

Are you an aspiring terrorist who wants to get into government and be enshrined as politically-correct? Then join the Labour party, they will always be on your side. Jeremy Corbyn writes this week "Martin McGuinness played a huge role in bringing about peace in Northern Ireland. He was a great family man and my thoughts are with them." 
If being a great family man means murdering families, that makes perfect sense.


Labour's so-called peace process brought terrorists to power, gave respectability to mass murderers and rewarded those who rely on violence to attain their ends. McGuinness should have been jailed for his crimes. He never expressed any remorse, regret or contrition. Nor do any of his colleagues, Corbyn's chums.



The whole of our leftwing political establishment is determined to enshrine terrorists and applaud them, whether they are IRA or any other brand of thug. 

Sadiq Khan, Labour Mayor of London, has close links to terrorist groups. Not only has he several times chosen to defend Islamic terrorists in court, but in a letter to the Guardian in 2006 he publicly excused and justified terrorist attacks such as the 7/7 London bombings by blaming them on British government policy.

‘It is our view that current British government policy risks putting civilians at increased risk both in the UK and abroad,’ it said.



Khan chose to act as defence lawyer for Zacharias Moussaoui, who later confessed to being a member of Al-Qaeda.


And today's terrible events in Westminster confirm that Khan is a useless Mayor who has failed to protect London from terrorist attack. How soon will he and the rest of the Labour party send their warm greetings to the terrorist?

https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2016/05/is-it-islamophobic-to-draw-attention-to-sadiq-khans-links-with-extremists/
."https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/67238/londons-first-muslim-mayor-defended-911-terrorists/#1oROowObZ2RvZbOH.97

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4329748/Labour-councillors-helped-create-jihadi-breeding-ground.html#ixzz4c2ad15yp

Begging is a Criminal Offence - But Only if British People Do it

Homeless people who sleep or beg in the streets can be fined £100 by the local council under regulations passed as recently as 2014. 


The offenders can be served with a PSPO
(Public Space Protection Order) because of course it is a crime and a nuisance to be homeless or to beg. Unless of course you come from a distant foreign country in which case you are a "refugee" or "asylum-seeker" and entitled to generous state benefits, and free housing in a hotel with three meals per day and a free mobile phone. 

Most of the people begging in Oxford are begging for the money to stay in a night shelter, but even those are over-crowded and in this freezing weather there are still people sleeping rough. I wonder how this young man I photographed recently in Oxford would pay the £100? Presumably he has to beg in order to pay the fines for begging.


http://metro.co.uk/2017/03/21/people-caught-begging-or-sleeping-rough-face-100-council-fines-6524174/?ito=twitter