Saturday, July 28, 2007

Condi gets it badly wrong....



US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (pictured here with another prime chump) has apparently flipped and done a Tony Blair.
To my horror, it seems as if Condi has become a fully-fledged dhimwit (i.e.-A non-Muslim member of a free society that abets the stated cause of Islamic domination with remarkable gullibility or guile. A dhimwit is always quick to extend sympathy to the very enemy that would take away his or her own freedom (or life) if given the opportunity) (Source)

Speaking to the the US-funded Al-Hurra satellite channel on Thursday, Condi said that Islam was "a great faith and a peaceful faith".
No, Condi. Islam is not always a religion of peace.Is Condi not aware that in Egypt, Christians are treated as second-class citizens? Believers are frequently attacked byIslamic zealots. There are reports of Christian females being raped and made to marry Muslims. The Coptic Church, the largest body of believers in the Middle East, is persecuted continually. Some Coptics have been put in prison for "inciting intercommuncal strife." In the Al-Hurra interview, Condi also declared that "Islam is a very fast-growing religion in the United States", and characterised Muslims as a well-integrated part of American society. Clearly, Condi is not very well informed on these issues....
Has Condiforgotten what so many others have not ...........
And particularly if you are British, go take a look here.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Remember him?


Amid the furore over the fact that no charges will be brought against the three people arrested in the cash for honours inquiry, many have failed to notice that Blair started his new job as Middle East Quartet envoy on Thursday. The Quartet -- the European Union, the United States, Russia and the United Nations -- is hoping (some hope) to pave the way for new peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians.
The “peace makers” have decided there will be no dealings with the Islamist movement Hamas. Israel is delighted. Sounds like a promising start, doesn’t it? The Americans have also made it crystal clear that Tony has no real authority to lead or shape the political track within the negotiations. Condoleezza Rice, the US secretary of state, has said that Blair's role is "something that is completely complementary" rather than being key to the process. Ouch....
Columnist Rami Khouri wrote in Beirut's Daily Star: "If there is an award for the combined negative credibility of an institution plus an individual, the Quartet and Blair should be its first recipients. Appointing Tony Blair as special envoy for Arab-Israeli peace is something like appointing the Emperor Nero to be the chief fireman of Rome." That would sum things up rather well in my view.
Tone's post-No 10 vanity job is slowly evolving into a non-job. How long until he jacks it all in for the lecture circuit? It won't be long now...

Monday, July 16, 2007

Kicking the buggers out...


Nearly 100 MPs (mostly Labourites) are backing a call for up to 500,000 illegal immigrants to be given the right to stay in Britain. The call for an amnesty is being led by the Institute of Public Policy Research. They reckon that an amnesty would bring in up to £1 billion in extra tax revenue.
An amnesty would only be worth doing if it solved the problem. But an amnesty will achieve nothing because the group of “amnestied” illegal immigrants would simply be replaced by another group. Italy has had five amnesties in the last 20 years and Spain has had six. Each time, there have been surges in more illegal immigrants - now having reached 700,000 in Spain's case. It's worked to attract people to those countries
However, the major risk for successive governments (like the rest of us) is that even to raise the issue of immigration & asylum is to run the risk of being unfairly branded a "racist". The "race industry", justifiably, wrings its collective hands about the damage done to the indigenous cultures of the Maori, Australian aborigine, native americans etc.
Is UK/Western culture any less valid?And why aren’t we doing more to protect it?It's not a question of 'the economy' - its a question of social cohesion, the survival of our culture, history, identity, - our right to be ourselves, think the way we want to in our own country. Nothing more, nothing less....

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Labour’s lack of soul....


"The party I lead must have more than a set of policies, we must have a soul," said Gordo when he was “elected” as Labour Party leader.....
What does the “soul” of Gordo’s Labour party actually look like?
We learn today that the Commission for Racial Equality has just made a formal complaint to the Welsh Labour Party concerning a poster about Gypsy travellers used during an ongoing council by-election campaign.

Labour also appears to have failed to check up on some of the types who attend their (cough) fund raising events. Ah, the soul of Gordo.
Playing the race card and consorting with rapists, surely not.
So much for the "people’s party".

Thursday, July 12, 2007

It’s an empire...


As Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern rightly pointed out at the end of June, the new European Union treaty contains 90 percent of the policies, goals and ideals of the EU constitution rejected by French and Dutch voters in 2005. This is the same treaty that Blair said was "good for the UK". Blair, of course, proudly surrendered Britain's right to veto EU decisions in more than 40 other areas of policy including energy, tourism, space policy, transport, civil protection and migration as part of the treaty negotiations.
It’s long been clear that the objective of the European Union is to establish itself as the new Roman Empire. Now it’s official.
European Commission chief Jose Manuel Barroso has suggested the EU is the first "non-imperial empire". Barroso also said "We are a very special construction unique in the history of mankind,". Unique is hardly the word.....

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

On the job....


Time for a "clunking fist"....
A Welsh primary school head teacher jailed for a car crash which left another man in a wheelchair for life will not lose his job it has now emerged. Paul Davies was sentenced for 15 months after a 120mph crash in May when he was said to have driven like a “boy racer”. Passengers from two other cars were also injured in the incident. Interestingly enough, this is a case that Magistrates didn't want to touch at first.South Wales Police has had to apologise for the particularly inept way it handled the case.
Paul Davies has been told by school governors his job will be kept open while he is banged up. Davies, denied he had been driving dangerously during the court case (although he claims to have no recollection of the incident) . The judge told him he must serve at least half the 15-month sentence.
But at least, he will have a comfortable job to go back to on release....and he's not alone. In fact, UK public sector workers always want to get back to work ASAP whatever they may have done. And I mean we are talking serious negligence here and here.
Perhaps, there's hope for the "doctors of death" yet.
Alas, Gordon Brown seems to be focused on other more pressing matters.

Monday, July 09, 2007

‘just back from Lesbos. And feeling all the better for having spent quality time among its charming natives.
Time for a fully-justified rant……“PM” Gordon Brown now wants to adopt a strong position on combating the terrorist threat by calling for a new world-wide database on suspects. Interpol has said it already had the passport numbers, fingerprints and photos of more than 11,000 suspected terrorists on its database. Amazingly, Britain does not check this register against immigrants coming into the country or foreign nationals it has arrested.
Furthermore, Blair casually signed away the UK veto over control of immigration policy at the EU Summit in June.That got me to thinking about what might happen if Turkey (a country with vast problems ) ever managed to enter the EU. Martti Ahtisaari, a former Finnish president, once headed a panel investigating potential migration from Turkey to the EU and concluded that 2.7 million Turkish migrants, about four percent of the Turkish population might emigrate to the EU. While President Sarko is leading a courageous charge against Turkey's EU membership, the EU institutions are fighting back in Turkey's defence.
Given that the UK currently has no immigration controls whatsoever, Istanbul Tory is genuinely mystified that nobody in Blighty seems to be bothered about the implications of Turkey joining the EU....

Life after Lesbos...

‘just back from Lesbos. And feeling all the better for having spent quality time among the natives of the island. Time for a fully-justified rant……
“PM” Gordon Brown wants to adopt a strong position on combating the terrorist threat by calling for a new world-wide database on suspects. Interpol has said it already had the passport numbers, fingerprints and photos of more than 11,000 suspected terrorists on its database. Apparently, Britain does not check this register against immigrants coming into the country or foreign nationals it has arrested.Furthermore, Blair casually signed away the UK veto over control of immigration policy at the EU Summit in June.
And think what might happen if Turkey managed to enter the EU. Conservative estimates estimate that 1 million Turks would migrate westwards if the country ever entered the EU. Martti Ahtisaari, a former Finnish president, headed a panel investigating potential migration from Turkey to the EU and concluded that 2.7 million Turkish migrants, about four percent of the Turkish population might emigrate to the EU. Surveys in Turkey have indicated that up to 30% of Turkish youth would migrate in search of higher wages.
While President Sarko is leading a courageous charge against Turkish EU membership, the EU institutions are fighting back.
Given that the UK currently has no immigration controls whatsoever, there should be genuine concern about the idea of Turkey ever entering the EU. Strangely, nobody in Blighty seems to have the remotest idea of what might be at stake….Istanbul Tory is mystified.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

The Shape of things to come…..

I am currently idling away a few weeks on Turkey's Aegean coast line and was not planning to blog excessively. But "events" have intervened....
This morning, “PM” Gordon Brown said: "It is clear that we are dealing, in general terms, with people who are associated with al-Qaeda….”
The terrorist plot to bring car bombs to the streets of Glasgow and London appears to have brought together doctors from Jordan and Iraq. It is interesting to note that most of the suspects arrested so far are not British nationals and appear to have entered the UK only within the last 3 or 4 years. The main source of immigration into Blighty is not from asylum but from the Government's policy of increasing the numbers of people allowed to settle here from non-EU countries. The country is currently taking in more than 150,000 people a year.
We will all have to live with the consequences of this singularly misguided policy....
In France, by contrast, President Sarko has just set tough new quotas for the number of illegal immigrants authorities should arrest and expel each month. Brice Hortefeux, who heads the newly created Ministry of Immigration, Integration, National Identity and Co-Development, has said a monthly quota also would be set for ferreting out those employed in France illegally. The French government is also planning to offer incentives to more immigrants to return home voluntarily. Under the scheme, Paris will provide each family with a nest egg of €6,000 ($8,000) for when they go back to their country of origin.
I think the French might be on to something....