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GP – RN: ‘Free Speech’ & Charlie Hebdo

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 18/01/2015

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Guest Post – Dr. Richard North:
‘Free Speech’ & Charlie Hebdo

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Hi,in the light of my earlier postings on this subject and its background I must admit I was unsurprised to find that both Christopher Booker and Richard North would seem largely to hold the same views, though clearly they have expressed them in a more susinct and less verbose manner!

Though the style may be different it seems the understanding and belief is the same – this I attribute to the fact that both of them are professional journalists whilst I am but a casual (unpaid) blogger, expressing my views and exposing the criminality and venal nature of some in public office.

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Sunday 18 January 2015

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As the founding editor of Private Eye, Christopher Booker has a better claim than most to judge the nature of satire. And, in this week’s column, he explores the dark side of Charlie Hebdo, and the events surrounding the recent horrendous events in Paris.

As the dust begins to settle on those, writes Booker, a clearer sense of perspective is starting to creep in round the edges. The Pope suggests that those who are too provocative to Islam can expect “a punch”. And even a co-founder of Charlie Hebdo says that its murdered editor’s urge to provoke had “dragged the team to its death”.

And it is as the original editor of Private Eye, who over the years has probably contributed as many words as anyone to its “satirical” pages, that Booker has looked askance at much of what has been said and written about these events in recent days.

When David Cameron announced on Twitter that he was joining that vast rally in Paris “to celebrate the values of Charlie Hebdo”, one wondered whether he had even previously heard of that little magazine, let alone looked at its pages.

Did he really wish to celebrate crude cartoons showing a naked Mohammed with a star coming out of his bottom, captioned: “A star is born?” Or another, captioned “The film that embraces all the Muslim world”, showing a naked Prophet holding a camera to his bottom, saying: “And my ass? You love my ass? “

Did our Prime Minister really want to applaud a picture of the Pope, scantily clad as a Rio prostitute, saying: “Ready for anything to win some clients?” Even these are only among the images available online. There are others even more dubious, showing Jesus masturbating and the Virgin Mary engaging in sexual acts.

If this is meant to be “satire” that only someone without “a sense of humour” would find offensive, some might point to that strain of British cartooning exemplified by Gerald Scarfe.

For decades, he has repeated images of some powerful man exposing his bottom to a lesser figure trying to kiss it. At different times, these might have represented Harold Wilson grovelling behind President Lyndon Johnson, or Tony Blair likewise behind President Bush, or David Cameron with Rupert Murdoch.

But this hardly ever has represented satire at the wittiest and cleverest level of which it is capable. (The only cartoon on recent events that evoked a faint smile was one that showed a masked terrorist standing with his gun over a dead cartoonist, saying “He drew first”.)

In trying to understand in human terms why this particular conflict came to such a gruesome climax, we must also call into play the plight of those five million Algerians living in France. For decades, they have lived as third-class citizens, stuffed away in the ghastly concrete suburbs of Paris and other cities, treated with contempt by the authorities and horrifying violence by the police, and this has created a sense of utter alienation and despair.

It is out of that rejection that the terrorists came, with murder in their hearts, seeking deadly revenge for the deliberate insults given to the religion which, however pervertedly, gave them a sense of identity. Thus did we see yet again that age-old pattern whereby opposing extremes feed on their obsessive hatred for each other.

All this culminated in last Sunday’s extraordinary display of emotion on the streets of Paris, led by an array of besuited “world leaders”, with television interviewers rushing round trying to get people to explain why they had wanted to join this demonstration of “solidarity”. With shining exceptions, they replied like automata that they were there to support “democracy” and “the right to free speech”.

No sooner did these pious phrases emerge than one began to wonder how meaningful it is any longer to talk about “democracy” in a Europe where people have never felt more estranged from their politicians – and where they are now so lost and unhappy in the grip of that great act of make-believe, the “European Union”.

How ironic, we thought, that this mass demonstration in favour of “the freedom of the press” should take place in a country whose “Ministry of Culture” has lately detailed the huge state subsidies given to France’s leading newspapers, to help keep its press more cowed and tightly controlled than any west of Russia.

In a time when there is such pressure to prevent people saying things that do not conform with group-think – when every kind of “political correctness” rules; when Christians are arrested for quoting the Bible in the street, for fear of giving “offence to minorities”; when boarding-house owners are prosecuted for not wishing to let rooms to gay couples; when there are calls for “climate change deniers” to be sacked or put on trial; when judges repeatedly threaten people with imprisonment for trying to expose the travesties of justice in their “child protection” system – who really knows what “freedom of speech” is any longer?

There has been no better comment on the clouds of humbug recently billowing in all directions than the admission of BBC employees that they are under an edict from apparatchiks on high that they must not on any account describe to their audiences the contents of any of those Charlie Hebdo cartoons.

It is the kind of thing that made Booker want to put a collective photo-bubble on those shots of the politicians leading two million people through the streets, all in grey unanimity, intoning the words of the old song, “Clap hands, here comes Charlie”. They didn’t really have the faintest idea what they were talking about.

Richard North 18/01/2015

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Afghanistan & More Show ‘Victory Into Defeat’:

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 25/10/2014

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Afghanistan & More Show ‘Victory Into Defeat’:

The War Crimes of Tony Blair & others!

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I well remember Field Marshall Viscount Bill Slim’s book ‘Defeat into Victory’ which I read whilst studying Military History at Sandhurst his story of Burma was exemplary, when you consider the British military propensity for crass leaders to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory – whether it was the massacres of The Indian Mutiny, The Boer War, various Afghan interventions, The River Wars, The Zulu War, The Sudan War, much in The First World war and much besides.
It can be contended that winning wars has more to do with luck than the skill of Generals and to be sure all wars are the failure of politicians – now we have the crass failures of the clearly low grade leaders both military and political in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and the like!
At the moment, as shown in the article below although the military leaders try to pretend the interventions in Iraq & Afghanistan were something other than an embarrassing and incompetent rout with related ignominious retreat and withdrawal having failed, there are some willing to admit their own failure, whilst others try to re-write the facts to show in good light!

Defence: admissions of failure

Friday 24 October 2014

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Suddenly in the news again is Afghanistan, with the BBC trailing its programme, “The Lion’s Last Roar”, to be shown on BBC 2 on 26 October.

Then, it seems, we are supposed to go through the charade of watching the dismal breed of men that have been taking money under false pretences as Army generals, admitting to their mistakes in Afghanistan. And that is more than five years after they had become obvious to anyone with more than two brain cells to rub together.

It was, for instance, on Monday 17 August 2009 that we wrote on our sister blog, the Defence of the Realm:

… As we have watched the train wreck that masquerades as strategy in this benighted country, we have become more and more convinced that it is wrong – totally, completely, fundamentally wrong.

It cannot succeed. It will not succeed and the inevitable outcome is that, after the expenditure of much more of our treasure – which we can ill-afford – and the death of many more fine men (and, probably, some women), we will be forced into a humiliating retreat, dressed up as victory, leaving the country in no better a condition than when we found it – if not worse.

And now, those five years later, we have the BBC telling us that: “Military leaders failed to calculate the magnitude of the conflict in Afghanistan”, with Gen. Wall admitting they “got it wrong”. “We had put forward a plan saying that for the limited objectives that we had set ourselves, this was a reasonable force. And I freely admit now, that calculus was wrong”, Wall says.

Yet Dannatt, CGS from 2006 to 2009 – and possibly the worst head of the Army we’ve had in living memory (and the man the Conservatives wanted to use as a military advisor) – is still more interested in covering his back.

Having completely misread the tactical position in both Iraq – where he thought the military effort could be scale down at the height of the insurgency – and in Afghanistan, where he thought he could Hoover up the Taliban with fast-moving squads of men in eight-wheeler mine-trap APCs – now has the gall to tell us:

Looking back we probably should have realised, maybe I should realised, that the circumstances in Iraq were such that the assumption that we would get down to just 1,000 or 1,500 soldiers by summer 2006 was flawed – it was running at many thousands.

We called it the perfect storm, because we knew that we were heading for two considerable size operations and we really only had the organisation and manpower for one.

And therefore perhaps we should have revisited the decision that we the UK would lead an enlarged mission in southern Afghanistan in 2006. Perhaps we should have done that. We didn’t do that.

Then we have the commander of the British forces in Helmand in 2006, Brig Ed Butler, saying: “We were underprepared, we were under-resourced, and most importantly, we didn’t have a clear and achievable strategy to deliver success”.

It is all very well having these ex post facto confessionals, but the point is – as we argued again and again on Defence of the Realm – it was obvious at the time that the campaign was failing and was doomed to failure. So obvious was it that, in July 2008, we wrote a 12-part analysis called “Winning the War“, setting out why we thought things were going wrong.

Now for these highly-paid fools to be admitting that they got things wrong, when they were paid to get it right – and amply rewarded with rank, baubles and privileges for so doing – is simply not good enough.

But the worst of it is that nothing will change. It has only taken the Army five years as a corporate body to convince itself that it scored a stunning victory in Iraq, despite the evidence I record in Ministry of Defeat. By the time the whitewash machine has completed its work, the Army will emerge unblemished from Afghanistan as well.

And nor do I buy the Oborne line that this was a case of “Lions led by donkeys”. For sure, amongst the very small fraction of troops in theatre who actually saw combat, there were some amazingly brave people. But there were crass, ill-informed decisions made at all levels, and by all arms.

In terms of the bigger picture, in every theatre in recent times, the Army has been badly led, badly generalled and has under-performed. One warms to the idea of slashing the Armed Forces to the bare minimum. At least then our politicians will no longer be tempted to deploy them. We simply cannot afford any more of these corporate “victories” that the Army insists on delivering.

by: Richard North 24/10/2014

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IEA, BrExit, Referendum, UKIP & Christopher Booker’s View

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 27/04/2014

IEA, BrExit, Referendum, UKIP & Christopher Booker’s View

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Hi,

with the upcoming EU elections on 22-May-2014 I felt it was apposite to revisit the question on the minds of the majority of Brits which tends to stretch from the simple and in my opinion sensible Leave-The-EU option which in the long term would I believe serve our peoples, our Country and our planet best and the unworkable and dishonest idiocy of re-negotiated terms with the EU as put forward by Tories who quite clearly are either hideously ill informed as to how the EU functions or just obscenely dishonest in pretending they can change the EU and get unanimous support amongst the other vassal states – the precondition for any major change!

Revisiting an article of Christopher Bookers from last summer little or nothing has changed – UKIP still haven’t a clue and have absolutely no exit and survival strategy just a clique squabbling like ferrets in a sack to stay on the gravy train, with the aim to get more MEPs elected but with zero vision and less hope of changing ANYTHING having abjectly failed to do so to date, hence their continued failure in domestic politics!

The Torieas were shocked into a debate in The House of Commons by the Independent MEP Nikki Sinclaire who gathered well over 200,000 signatures and forced the debate to occur, a debate in which David Cameron’s Government was confronted with his largest ever rebellion and was thus forced to make an undertaking to hold a referendum, allbeit he hedged his bets as ever.

 

To carry on the fight for a referendum Nikki Sinclaire formed the ‘We demand A Referendum Now Party’ and is standing for the cause in The West Midlands as an MEP – we can but hope this hard working and refreshingly honest and open MEP is re-elected to continue her patriotic defence of Britain and her constituents.

 

Sadly UKIP having done absolutely zero to support the cause now see this as an apposite band wagon to jump on to get more income by getting more MEPs! However let us not forget thaty UKIP has no ethical leadership, lacks transparency and has such a poor selection rigging process that already candidates are falling by the wayside, exposed as racists, anti homosexual, Islamaphobic and corrupt.

 

Let us not forget that of the 19 MEPs UKIP has had elected their titular leader has subsumed almost all power to himself, controls incomes and appoints his wife and mistresses to the staff! Little wonder that of the 19 elected he has fallen out with at least half and the balance are as much use as a soup sandwich having achieved absolutely nothing of note in their period on the gracy train!

Even Ukip has no idea how to get us out of the EU trap

Our politicians are stumbling around in the dark when it comes to EU rules. There is only one way we can renegotiate our position with Europe to our advantage

Fears over trade are forcing us into a frustrating 'consensus’ position with Europe

Fears over trade are forcing us into a frustrating ‘consensus’ position with Europe Photo: Alamy
 

There is virtually no political issue that generates more ill-informed nonsense than whether or not Britain should stay in the EU. We have those 304 MPs voting for David Cameron’s wish to renegotiate our relationship with the EU and put the results to a referendum no later than 2017. We have Theresa May announcing that she is going to demand a British opt-out from 133 EU regulations on law and order, but then apply to opt in again on 35 of them. We have John Cridland, head of the CBI, repeating yet again the old canard that it would be disastrous for us to think of emulating Norway and Switzerland, the two richest countries in Europe, because although they trade freely with the EU’s single market, they have no say in shaping its rules. On and on goes such grandstanding, not touching reality at any point.

The essence of the problem is that, while the British like some aspects of the EU, other aspects make them deeply resentful, without them ever really understanding the rules or how it works. Thus, for many years, as the EU surges towards “ever closer union”, Britain has, in the words of the late Roy Jenkins, become an ever more “foot-dragging and complaining member”. On one hand, the pollsters report that up to half or more of British voters want us to leave. On the other, we have an establishment “consensus” between most of our politicians, media and big business, claiming that, although the EU in its present form is unsatisfactory and needs drastic “reform”, we must stay in for all the benefits we gain from trading with it, and because it gives us “influence”.

It is this “consensus” position that is so riddled with contradictions that it amounts to no more than multiple wishful thinking. There is no way Mr Cameron could obtain the kind of “à la carte” relationship he hints at, let alone that he could do so if re-elected, in time for a referendum in 2017. First, the rules would necessitate a new treaty, requiring procedures so lengthy that it could not possibly be completed by 2017. Second, the return of powers he claims to want would breach that most sacred principle of EU law, that national powers once surrendered can never be given back.

So, legally and practically, it is impossible that Mr Cameron could get anything of what all those MPs voted for the other day. The only semblance of a realistic understanding of all the issues involved comes from a research paper recently published by the House of Commons Library on what would be involved in a British withdrawal from the EU. This explains, with an authority no MP could muster, that the only way Britain could continue to trade freely within the single market without having to accept so much of the rest of the EU’s political baggage, would be to invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.

But this, of course, can only be done by a country giving notice that it wishes to leave the EU. This alone can compel its fellow-members to negotiate with it the kind of new relationship Mr Cameron says he wants. And this he could not rule out more emphatically, as again in a recent interview with El Pais, where he said there was no way he could support a vote for Britain to leave.

Regardless of Mr Cameron’s views, however, the Commons researchers then go on to explain how Britain could continue to enjoy full access to the single market by joining Norway and Switzerland as members of the European Free Trade Area (Efta), or, like Norway, as also a member of the European Economic Area. This is precisely the option Europhiles such as Mr Cridland are so desperate to misrepresent, by falsely claiming that Norway has no influence over the single market’s trading rules. Anyone who argues this has no grasp of how the system works. Not only are Efta members fully consulted in the shaping of single market legislation, but much of it now derives from global organisations above the EU, in which Norway has a voice in its own right, exercising more influence than Britain, which too often has to allow the EU to speak for it.

But it is this argument – playing on the fear that unless we remain in the EU we will be without influence and even excluded from trading with it – that would be made the centrepiece of the campaign in any referendum on Britain’s continued membership. So relentlessly would it be put over by supporters of the “consensus”, given full voice by the BBC, Open Europe and others, that it is almost a foregone conclusion that the stay-in vote would win the day.

What has so far been almost wholly lacking from the debate on all this is any properly worked-out alternative vision of what Britain’s future in the world could be if we were to regain our independence by leaving. Equally lacking, although it is again explored in the Commons research paper, is any recognition of just how incredibly complicated a British withdrawal from the EU would be, because we are enmeshed with it by such a mountain of laws and other legal obligations. To disentangle all this would present a challenge so immense that it could only be brought off by a government fully committed to the task and fired up by a vision of how well Britain could thrive outside the EU. This would require a degree of political will which so far simply doesn’t exist.

One of the odd features of this debate is that the only party committed to a British exit from the EU, Ukip, appears to have little understanding of how this could, in practice, be achieved – let alone a positive vision of how well Britain could fare outside it, to counterbalance the relentless defeatism and negativity with which the “consensus” establishment would seek to terrify us into staying in. Too many Ukip supporters take equal refuge from reality by pretending that we could simply wave a magic wand by repealing the European Communities Act. With one mighty bound we would be free. Sorted. These are children.

I confess that when I read that Commons research paper, although it did not say anything new, I did end up depressed. Its calm, common-sense reviewing of the real issues once again brings home just how inane most of the public debate over Britain’s membership of the EU has become. Without the vision and the will to work for a positive alternative, it seems we are doomed just to limp helplessly on as a “foot-dragging and complaining member” of the “European project”, as it itself staggers helplessly on into a drably visionless and ever more uncertain future. So saying, I am off for a few days to Italy to look at 15th-century paintings, from the time when Europe was still in that frenzy of creativity and intellectual engagement that was to make its civilisation the glory of the world.

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One thing that has changed since Christopher wrote this article is that a wave of optimism did sweep through the informed as the IEA announced the BrExit prize offering £100K to the winner who came up with the very best and most workable exit strategy to follow the day Britain was announced it would Leave-The-EU.

For a little more detail CLICK HERE
Sadly it transpired that it would seem to have been rigged to suit, it would seem, just one judge who presented a paper immediately before the closing date and would seem to have had a hand in ensuring the apparently pre advised competitors who upheld his unworkable and ill informed paper passed to the final round.
The eventual winner chosen, it would seem by preselection, put forward a particularly ill informed paper which offerd a clearly unworkable solution which was backed by very little refertencing and researching apparent.
To be fair to the IEA they were clearly embarrassed by the exposure of Roger Bootle’s apparent dishonesty and corruption of the process that they withdrew his voting rights as a judge, however the lacked the ethics to denounce him and ensure those who seem to have, either unwittingly or deliberately, cheated were debarred.
I would hazard a guess that there was a pre scan of the 17 finalists and it was suggested that the judges should only bother reading the efforts of the predetermined submissions.
Perhaps I am being a little too harsh, but I did read every submission published and they were weak and unworkable and ill informed thus astonishingly lightweight for  matter of such gravitas.
You may by all means track down the chosen ones via The IEA’s web site and judge for yourself but when compared with the submission I believe to have been the best I would contend there was no competition and even Roger Bootle’s effort was lame in the extreme.
Judge for yourself CLICK HERE
Dr. Richard North’s submission CLICK HERE
It would seem the prize itself has sunk without trace as when you make a Google Search of the issue the media have largely ignored it, no doubt having reached the same conclusion I have here proffered. Further The IEA themselves seem embarrassed by their own apparent dishonesty and have seemingly, having been caught out, dropped the matter like a hot potato in the hope their apparent corruption is overlooked and will not damage their income stream from gullible donors!
IF my conclusion is in some way flawed then perhaps The IEA would care to explain why they, having squandered £100K of donor’s money on their lightweight and unworkable winner have failed to take the matter forward!

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Brexit & The IEA Brings Itself Into Disrepute

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 08/04/2014

Brexit & The IEA Brings Itself Into Disrepute
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The Brexit Prize & The IEA Brings Itself Into Disrepute as it seems to have not bothered reading entries that were not by their predetermined inside track planned winners – issuing misleading statements to ensure serious writers were put at a disadvantage to ensure their chosen candidates became the winners!

The pompous arrogance and the utter hubris of the organisation and its pre-determined winners just make a farce of the prize – whoever they had chosen to win!

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Brexit: the IEA chairman speaks

Richard North, 08/04/2014
I spent most of yesterday corresponding with Philip Booth of the IEA, trying to ascertain from him why the Brexit prize competitors were given a set of very explicit instructions, while their submissions appear to have been judged on very different and hitherto undeclared criteria.

I tested my correspondence out on a few friends, just as a check, to make sure I wans’t being too hard. Although it was evident I am angry, the tone was described as “measured”. Amongst other things, I had wanted to know why the rules had also been changed so that a new short-list of six had been created, after the submission deadline.

The particular interest for the competitors not shortlisted (and there are a number of us thus concerned), is that the IEA is making a public statement that there are at least six better submissions than ours. For me – I would not presume to speak for the others – I regard that as “professionally damaging”. And it was not something any of us signed up for.

Anyhow, as the exchanges multiplied through the day, it was evident that I was getting nowhere. Eventually, in the early evening, I brought the exchange to a halt, without having achieved anything at all, not the slightest concession, nor scintilla of understanding.

The thing about these exchanges, though, is while you are getting the polite brush-off, you rarely get an inkling of what they are really thinking. But, while Booth had asked for a private exchange, he was in fact copying in colleagues and sundry others. At his end, the exchange was anything but private – it was being broadcast throughout the IEA. They might just as well have put it on the Tannoy.

Then I received yet another e-mail, one with the same header used for the Booth correspondence, but from a different address, one [then] unknown to me. The writer, incidentally, had copied his reply to two others (text published below).

The e-mail, it turns out, was from professor emeritus David Myddelton of Cranfield University, educated at Eton and Harvard Business School. His cv (top) says he has been chairman of the IEA since 2001. Although he is a reasonably frequent speaker on the “eurosceptic” circuit, he is obviously no great fan of yours truly, although I cannot think of anything specific I’ve done to offend him.

Nevertheless, thanking Booth for sending our correspondence to him, he grandly declared that: “Richard North’s attitude is disappointing”. Then says the professor emeritus, a man who obviously must know about such things: “He has written on this and similar topics so much that I cannot believe he spent a huge amount of time on his entry”.

So, this is the first stage of the standard denigration technique: “North” can’t have spent much time on his submission so [implied] it was probably crap anyway.

Then the boot goes in. My “measured” tone reminds the revered professor “of my ten-year-old grand-daughter – who likes to boast that she did very well on an exam, before the results indicate that she scored, say, 10/40!” Does this run in the family? One can only wonder.

But, from his careful and measured study of the evidence, there comes the learned professor’s considered view of the entire issue: “It is not North’s failure to be judged to have finished in the top six entries that might hurt his ‘professional reputation'”, declares the great professor, “but his petulant and bad-tempered response to the result”. He should have bent over and taken his punishment, is the sub-text.

Then the knife goes in, making it clear they are not actually going to address any of the points “North” makes. Oh no! Says Myddelton: “I hope you and Mark [Littlewood, IEA director general], and indeed anyone else connected with the Brexit Prize, will manage to avoid a public spat with Richard North”.

“There would seem to be nothing to be gained”, Myddleton adds, “and potentially quite a bit to be lost”. We would not, after all, want to concede that he might have a point, so let’s not give him any opportunities, is the sub-text here. We couldn’t possibly have him be seen to be right.

A little time later, though, I got another e-mail, from the same professor Myddelton:
Dear Richard,

I copied you in by mistake on my recent e-mail to Philip Booth and Mark Littlewood about the Brexit Prize. Sorry about that.

I should perhaps add that my role as Chairman of the IEA Trustees is non-executive, and I’ve had no part in the organisation of the Brexit prize.

All the best,

David
Well, cheers Dave! I actually spent over 700 hours on researching and writing the submission, with personal visits to both Norway and Iceland, where I interviewed senior politicians, trade representatives and others, to give first-hand information to go into the report.

But, Dave, you are also dismissing a huge amount of time put forward by EU Referendum readers, and the huge help given by The Boiling Frog and others, who were also just as keen to have a fair competition, those whom you have now so casually insulted. But that doesn’t matter – they’re only plebs who didn’t go to Eton.

Despite that, I then wrote to him about the submission of which he had been so dismissive: “You will not have read it of course”, I ventured. These very clever people never do … they have the wonderful gift of divining the quality of such things without needing to read them. Thus, I observed: “You are undoubtedly far too clever and grand and could not be expected to soil your magnificent brain with such material”. And we couldn’t have him actually learning anything.

“However”, I added, “I must really thank you for such an illustrative example of what the other half think of us plebs. I am sure my readers are going hugely to enjoy your perceptive analysis”.

I will upload the correspondence with Booth, and post a link tomorrow, for those of you who want to read the earlier exchange. But isn’t it refreshing when the mask slips and you find out what they really think about you, and what they are really saying! For all their airs and graces and their fine words, the truth will out. But how sad, the message is always the same: “know thine place, pleb!”

Whatever did we do before the internet, and learned professors who press the wrong buttons? But whatever made me think I was ever going to get a fair deal from the IEA?

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BREXIT Last Shortlist & The Way Forward

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 27/03/2014

BREXIT Last Shortlist & The Way Forward

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Posted by: Greg Lance-Watkins – Greg_L-W.

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Hi,

based on having read Dr. Richard North’s BREXIT submission in full some time ago I felt it was by far the most likely paper to win the BREXIT Prize.

It was detailed, factual and remarkably well researched with literally 100s of sourced documents collated to make a very comprehensive and well informed submission.

That , as Richard announced on his blog which I have featured below, he has not been shortlisted in the final six leaves me with two different thoughts, the first of which is that I am really looking forward to reading those last six submissions and particularly the winner as their submissions must be incredibly inovative and hugely grounded in both law, politics and even the un sccience of economics to have surpased Richard’s submission.

My second reaction, which sadly I fear will prove right, is that Richard’s detailed and inovative submission has far outclassed the other submissions and has proved embarrassing to some of the judges in that it proved challenging to understand in its comprehensive handling and very detailed understanding of not just the EU but the new world of global politics and power. Further that there is a strong possibility that Richard’s submission slaughters the holy cows of misunderstanding of the facts held by some amongst the judges.

I can but hope my fears are not realised and the winner has presented an inovative, practical and informed solution to the challenges posed by the brief of the prize intentions.

I look forward with some concern to 08-Apr-2014 and the results but though my knowledge of all of the judges is limited there are some very large loopholes in the impartiality of the judges – not least that Roger Bootle has recently written and published his own solution to the problems which on just one reading seemed to miss all too many points making it largely unworkable and clearly being so absorbed by economics had little relevance to the realities of disassociation from the EU for these United Kingdoms.

The clash of the views of the judges may well have tainted the validity of their decision making process – unlike Richard I shall await the results with baited breath!

 

BREXIT: entirely unsurprising

 Wednesday 26 March 2014

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As indicated in my overnight piece, our “Brexit” submission did not make it to the final six. Instead, I got a bland, patronising note from the IEA press person (above), a classic example of rank bad manners. Given the effort all of us put into the competition, at the very least we should have been sent a personal e-mail from the chairman of the judging panel.

Although I could have used the money, not to be included is actually a relief. It frees me from the constraints of the competition and allows me to return to the debate. With that in mind, I am able to publish my submission here (.pdf 98 pages), and will work up some shorter essays for the blog, based on the content. We are also planning a dedicated website, to explore the wider issues involved.

In terms of the content, I feel my single, most important contribution is the observation that “Brexit” is not a single event, but a process. It must be a series of ongoing strategies which allow for a FLexible response and Continuous development.  Thus “Brexit” became “FLexCit”.

The IEA has now issued a press release nominating the six finalists, and the award ceremony will be held on 8 April in London.

Richard North 26/03/2014

Here are details of The IEA’s BREXIT Prize as it moves forward:

The Institute of Economic Affairs is delighted to announce the final six candidates for the IEA Brexit Prize. The Rt Hon Lord Lawson will be awarding the €100,000 prize to the winning entry outlining a blueprint for Britain after the EU on 8 April.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third best entries, as judged by the competition’s final judging panel. First prize is €100,000, second prize is €10,000 and third prize is €5,000. There will be a special prize of €5,000 for the best entry from an individual aged 30 or under. The winning entries will be published by the IEA. Judges-decisions are final.

Final shortlist:

·       Rory Broomfield and Iain Murray

·       Prof Stephen Bush

·       Ben Clements

·       Tim Hewish

·       Iain Mansfield

·       Daniel Pycock

Commenting on the release of the final shortlist, Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs, said:

“The Brexit prize is an essential and timely contribution as we sit at a crossroads regarding our future relationship with both the EU and the rest of the world. Rather than focusing on the pluses and minuses of membership, we urgently need to address how the UK should arrange its affairs if a referendum triggered a Brexit. These final six entries will be key in providing the much needed intellectual backdrop for this.”

Judging panel

·       Nigel Lawson (Chairman), The Rt Hon Lord Lawson of Blaby, former Chancellor of the Exchequer

·       David Starkey, British constitutional historian and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London

·       Prof. Philip Booth (Facilitator), Institute of Economic Affairs and Cass Business School

·       Roger Bootle, founder of Capital Economics, a Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Treasury Committee and an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries. (Advisor and non-voting member)

·       Tim Frost, a governor of the LSE and director of Markit and Cairn Capital

·       Gisela Stuart, MP for Birmingham Edgbaston and editor of The House Magazine

·       Prof. Martin Ricketts, Professor of Economic Organisation at the University of Buckingham

·       Dr. Stephen Davies, Institute of Economic Affairs

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#G0654* – Dr. Richard NORTH gets an accurate review!

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 15/06/2012

#G0654* – Dr. Richard NORTH gets an accurate review!
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Hi,

good to see Richard getting some of the acclaim he so richly deserves for the accuracy of his research and the courage to follow, expose and present the facts – whether popular or not.
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Having watched the progress of developement of the book from an aim to commemorate and then through research the progressive surprise that became the core of the revelations of the book.

The novel manner of developing the book and drawing out the facts to form the well cross referenced detail in the book was interesting for a serious history book, providing detail through the use of the internet and the values of blogging.

Well done Richard.

Never was so little owed . . .

The Many Not The Few The Many Not The Few
As you grow up, you learn that some of the heroes that you believed in as a child were just myths or fairy stories. The blunt truth is that Roy of the Rovers did not play for a real team called The Rovers – he was just a comic book hero. And so it is with the Battle of Britain

IF you are a child of the early post-war years who re-enacted dogfights with your toy Spitfires over the bomb damage, it may come as a shock to learn that the reality is that the battle was not won by “the Few” in the skies of the south-east, no matter what Winston Churchill said.
It was about the many, and it was about the whole country.
Political scientist, author and renowned eurosceptic Dr Richard North was surprised to discover that history was wrong when he started a blog to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the battle in 2010.
His postings did not seem to fit the established view of history.
His new book, The Many Not The Few: The Stolen History of the Battle of Britain, has grown out of that blog. It is controversial, debunking what he sees as a myth that Britain was saved by a handful of fighter pilots, brave as they may have been.

Next Tuesday, at Waterstone’s in Durham City, he presents a free lecture on his theories.
It was Churchill who was the first myth-maker about the battle, saying on August 20, 1940: “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.”
But so many were involved in winning the battle. For example, the country relied on coal to fuel its industry and its war effort. That coal was mined in the North-East by Bevin Boys and transported by colliers down the North Sea coast – known as “E-Boat Alley” – to the London Docks.

Not only did these mariners have to contend with the Germans, but they were at the mercy of the weather. One company alone lost 13 colliers on this run.
Churchill’s comments suggest that the few were just fighting the war in the Home Counties. Yet some of the first German bombs to hit England were in the South Bank Road area of Middlesbrough, and in June 1940, bombs fell on the Transporter Bridge.
On August 15, German Air Fleet 15 began raiding the north of England from its bases in Stavanger, Norway, and Aalborg, Denmark. Most of the targets lay between the Tyne and the Humber and German aircraft had to fly 400 to 450 miles to reach them.
The first wave of bombers was intercepted off the Farne Islands by 12 Spitfires from RAF Acklington in Northumberland.
The German bombers had planned to fly across the coast south of the Tyne to attack the North Yorkshire airfields, but they made a navigational error. Spitfires, assisted by Hurricanes, broke up the bombers, but some still managed to hit Newcastle and Sunderland until they were forced home after British reinforcements came from RAF Catterick and RAF Usworth.
A second wave of German bombers that night crossed the coast at Flamborough Head and caused severe damage to RAF Driffield, although many bombers were shot down.
These were the first of many raids in the north.
So all conceivable occupations were involved in the battle, as were civilians in all parts of the country – Little Burdon and Bishopton, villages on the outskirts of Darlington, were hit by high explosive bombs in August 1940 at the height of the Battle of Britain.
But does it matter if history has got it wrong? Dr North says it does because it alters our whole reading of the war.
The traditional view is that “the Few” saved the many from a military conquest by the Germans. But what if Adolf Hitler was really targetting the many, not the Few?
What if he was not trying to win a military battle involving the Few, but he was really trying to win over the hearts and minds of the many?
What if his real aim was not to defeat the Few, but to persuade the many that Britain should be neutral and withdraw from the war?
Churchill, of course, needed the brave Few to be a beacon to inspire all the British people to take up the war effort; Hitler just wanted the British people out of the way.

If Dr North’s reading is correct, we need to look at the Second World War in a very different light.

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#G0398* – 08-Jan-2011 – I TOTALLY SUPPORT Richard’s Comment re EUroScepticism BUT!

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#G0398* – 08-Jan-2011 – I TOTALLY SUPPORT Richard’s Comment re EUroScepticism BUT! 

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A cracked record – by Richard… Saturday, January 08, 2011

I feel a bit like Robin Horbury here, who writes a fine piece on Biased BBC himself complaining about feeling like a “cracked record”. You can only keep on saying the same things over and over again for so long before even you get tired of your own voice.

Another thing I also get a little bit tired of is being branded the “bad sod”, the one who is always out on his own, who can’t join in and put his weight behind the common cause.

That much has been put to me about the Referendum Campaign and also the anti-EU campaign in the Daily Express, which has culminated in the publication today of a 23-page booklet, telling us that we must, “Get Britain out of the EU”.

It is not, of course, that we do not agree with the sentiment, but the front cover tells you everything you need to know about the eurosceptic thinking in this country. Redolent of the famous 1940 Low cartoon (inset below), it has the trademark Express crusader standing on the cliffs of Dover, looking out toward the Continent – where (by inference) the “enemy” exist.

And here the “cracked record” comes in. The EU is not a foreign construct imposed on us. Our government is an enthusiastic part of the EU nexus and the only reason we are in the EU is because Parliament permits it. It is not looking over the Channel to the Continent that our brave crusader needs to be doing. He needs to be looking inwards, tearing down the gates of Westminster. The enemy is within.

That said, if there was any doubt that the Express had lodged itself in the last century, we just need to read the offering from editor Peter Hill, where the tone – and content – would be familiar to anyone who had attended UKIP meetings … of the ’90s.

All the buzz-words are there, “sovereignty”, the mandatory reference to “Napoleon” and “Hitler”, the “wine and milk lakes” and the “butter and grain mountains”, not forgetting, of course, the swipe at the “superstate”.

I have written too many pieces on this blog about the fate of euroscepticism to want to repeat them, but in the forty years, on an off, that I’ve been fighting the EU, I would like to think I’ve learnt a thing or two about the enemy, and how to fight it.

Mr Peter Hill of the Express, however, doesn’t appear to have learnt a thing, and the eurosceptic movement is a moribund as ever if that is the best it has to offer. In that sense, the movement itself is the cracked record, endless repeating the same tired, jaded message, while the world carries out without it.

We have to be capable of doing better than that and, until we can, I want no part of it.

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You will note the title of this article is:
08-Jan-2011 – I TOTALLY SUPPORT Richard’s Comment re EUroScepticism BUT!

NOW for the ‘BUT’ – yes I do agree with Richard however I find myself in the position where age and health are taking their toll on my time/energy to fight the good fight, not for myself as I have enjoyed my life and made much of it BUT because I feel I should do all I can to give the future a chance – something I increasingly KNOW it does not have, unless those of the future value increased overpopulation mostly due to over copulation!

In my lifetime ie since 1945 the human population of this planet has risen, so far, from just a tad under 2 Billion people to just short of 7 Billion – of course this has led on its margins to the stripping of forests to build and to create more agricultural space and living room.

The disastrous effects of British politicians selling Britain into the thrall of foreign rule by the Franco-German Axis of The EU, for their own personal rewards, has damaged the well-being of these United Kingdoms more than the armies of Hitler and the Franco – German – Italian axis of 1939 – 1945.

First things first – perhaps someone can explain why in Communist China 28% of economic activity is that of The State yet in Britain we now have 53% of economic activity and employment State controlled yet we have absolutely no say over our destiny and are denied the fundamental human right of Self Determination.

When will we be accorded that fundamental human right, when will Democracy be re-patriated, when will we have the right to vote to determine our own future.

When will we have our IN or OUT Referendum on membership of the malign, malevolent and staggeringly damaging Evils of a centralised undemocratic EUropean Union.

It has always been said that the difference between a terrorist and a freedom fighter when he blows up and kills substantial numbers of an authoritarian political class is that the terrorist has access to a ballot box but a freedom fighter does not and thus his actions are honourable.

Since we are clearly denied the access to the ballot box on the ONE AND ONLY issue that matters when do YOU consider blowing up a gathering of Politicians would be acceptable?

For a self styled and self serving Political class to set rules as to what WE whom they supposedly serve should be allowed to vote on they have clearly lost the plot and it starts to look as if they NEED to be blown up.

I do agree with Richard when he states he can not choose to be associated with the limp wristed misrepresentation of the fact that The EU is NOT our enemy – our enemy are those who betray us at and via Westminster – You will note they cleverly removed the Treason Laws and in 1998 finally removed the death penalty for their criminal behaviour!

Unlike Richard I find I lack the courage to stand nobly by and watch my Country being destroyed and therefore I have chosen to conjoin with what can only be described as the lesser of the evils and use the weak and wishy washy to point out the undeniably corrupt and dishonest. Perhaps I can help put lead in the pencil of the pusillanimous! I can but try in what time energy is granted to me 😉

When is our Referendum and the RIGHT to self Determination and failing that when shall we start hanging Politicians from lamp posts. Obscene as the action was let us for a moment think of Gabrielle Giffords fighting for survival after finding herself the victim of some crazed youngster encouraged it seems by her having been in the ‘Cross Hairs’ of Sahra Palin’s utterly irresponsible self interested advertising campaign where Congress Woman Gabrielle Giffords was featured as a target, overlayed with the Cross Hairs of a rifle sight!

Gabrielle Giffords’ crime was not selling out her Country and her peoples to foreign rule and profligate centralised governance of a wholly debased and alien nature but actively voting, with the best of intentions, for Health Care for all!

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#G391* – The GUARDIAN Bullies – Deniers of Free Speech Shelter The Odious MOONBAT!

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 19/12/2010

#G391* – The GUARDIAN Bullies – Deniers of Free Speech Shelter The Odious MOONBAT!


Hi,


it would be funny if it was not so sad watching someone inadequate have a cross between a temper tantrum and a nervous breakdown!


That is however almost exactly what seems to be the case with the odious Moonbat – the poor lamb clearly has to shelter behind his masters at The Guardian, who are moderating the critics of the drivel that George Monbiot so patronisingly, and increasingly implausibly, writes.


I just have to wonder if it is a part of some sort of male menopause that people of his smug stupidity go through, or more aptly perhaps ‘mental pause’. 


Is this for the politically correct liberal dweebs regurgitating what they think is clever and for which they are praised by nanny, the equivalent self doubt of the homosexuals at that very real stage of ‘no one loves a fairy over 40’.


I watch the same sort of odious patronising behaviour from those who still espouse membership of The EU and a single currency, with ‘shared’ Sovereignty (sort of like shared virginity – how long before that old cannard is just a raddled old turkey?). The President may well pardon a turkey for Thanksgiving but it was after all General Hooker in that same country who ordered up the ladies of the night as reward for his troops!

The EUrophiles & Warmists have so very much in common – they are both talking nonsense and are becoming clearly more ridiculous, as they become more desperate – just imagine the desperation of the soooo very important Moonbat making such a fool of himself in the dire columns of the Guardian as to show it for the rag it is with an ad hominem attack on an unwaged, blogger stating, though forcefully and reasoned with supporting arguments and sourced facts, data, logic and details – showing Moonbat for the pretentious self impressed fool he really is.


I noted one comment by Peter North on Moonbat’s self indulgent site, from which the moderators had to save our poor benighted Moonbat, in a truely Guardianista outburst of support of Free Speech! 

Perhaps had Peter been publishing material more clearly of help to zionism and a land grab in the Middle East, even the nuking of Iran, his posting would have survived, if in doubt he could have styled himself Julian Assange to ensure Guardian sponsorship of his views which were:

I can’t speak for the old man but I can tell you why I have ceased to self-censor. I am bored of the racism debate and the label of racism being flung around with reckless abandon in order to silence opposition. Accusing someone of racism these days is almost on a level with crying rape. Dirt sticks.

So as South Park has reclaimed the words fag and gay for other meanings, I have reclaimed “jungle bunny” to mean primitive African savages who show zero respect for the sanctity of life (a label they well deserve), similarly the word “nigger” now means, in the immortal words of The Boondocks, “ignorant motherf*cker”.

We are not going to pander to thought police any more. We have to stop being afraid of words, only their intent. Examine peoples deeds not their words.

My dad, Dr North, while serving as a key member of UKIP, was instrumental in fielding two of the first Asian candidates for UKIP and nobody worked harder for them, even in the face of death threats by local muslim cadidates standing for the other parties. Google it if you want. You might find it in the Bradford T&A archives.

Believe what you want to believe. I, and readers of Eureferendum, know the truth about him. But when it comes to tweaking the self-righteous, it’s open season and there are no walls in our minds, no barriers in our language.

Our family is from the crap end of Bradford, West Yorkshire. We know racism, we have seen it, and we have experienced the other side of it. We deplore racism in all its forms. But we also do not allow ourselves to be blinkered from realities or to be bullied into not stating that which the thought police have made people afraid to say.

And in my own experience, those who bandy the word racism around do so to hide their own insecurities about their own inner ugliness. I am a seasoned button pusher like my father and I promise you, over a long enough debate, by pressing the right buttons, I can get self defined anti-fascist activists to spew out the most rancid anti-Semitic hate speech you ever heard. It has been my experience that the hypocrisy of the left knows no bounds. It wasn’t so long ago we saw climate activists and leftists marching side by side with Islamic fundamentalists.

When I see any kind of moral and intellectual consistency from the left I may pay attention, but I will not hold my breath. Even in the last two weeks, in the wake of the Assange affair, we have seen that those who “demand to be told the truth” and allegedly “do not trust government” are the same people who seem perfectly happy to accept the governments complete glossing over the climategate leaks. Truth is only true when it is convenient to you people.

And here we have King of the Moonbats resorting to thought police tactics in the absence of a spine. So in that respect I imagine the old man is rather pleased with himself tonight. Game set and match, North.

As a footnote, you lot quoting computer models with reference to climate change, and those of you who question my fathers scientific credentials, his PhD is in epidemiological surveillance. That in itself qualifies him as a scientist.

And those of you interested enough to know who you are dealing with, take a look at what the computer models were saying about BSE (the disease that would kill tens of thousands allegedly) and FMD while you are at it. Then look for the man who was saying it’s all a bunch of horse manure. Don’t be surprised if the name Dr Richard North pops up once or twice; the source of much research the great Moonbat himself has been the beneficiary of. Dunno about you, but I make a point of listening to scientists with a track record of being right.

As his Father, Dr. Richard North, so eruditely puts it: ‘Its Gawn’!!!


Be minded Richard it was your son who pointed out ‘Dirt sticks’ and in the presence of such as Moonbat just scrape it off your shoe and move on.


As for Peter’s ‘I can’t speak for the old man‘ sorry kid, you are putting yourself in the same bracket as Moonbat, for that is NOT what I’ve heard – but if you are heading home for the Yule from your Filton fastness in the snow take care and give Mr. Grumpy a hug from me as its not been the best of years – though to be sure your Mum’s had more than her fair share of angst!


Never mind – may one and all have a good break even the odious, the arrogant, the patronising and to the rest of you follow his example and shelter behind a moderator and a claque of bessotted fools following from post to post in wrapped addulation – who says ‘no one loves a fairy over 40’ there’s always the warmists!


I was amused, in the light of Moonbat and the Guardian’s overt racism that they turn humour into cant, they may make such petty cant as they wish of the humour of lingusistic change that has seen us move from nigger being no more than black based upon the French of negre  thus nigger black, or even the link to The Niger with no redolence to the foaming Tiber! Yet the salt of the earth Northern Labour of The 8th. Army encrypted ‘nigge’r in their slang as: ‘Not British, definitely not Conservative’!


Seems that the attrition of that war was such that Liberal mealy mouths and warmist fascism strikes in denial of a right of free speech, too puffed up with their own importance to understand the difference between a humourous text and the cant of their vile class war chips and its Moonbat style jumped up insecurity. Dirt may indeed stick until scraped off but it does seem chips lie omni present on the shoulder for life for some!

I note Zemanta offers a link for Peter North and in the realisation that mud may stick but humour is much more fun, herewith:

Peter North (I)


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“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821),

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Greg L-W.
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British Politicians with pens and treachery, in pursuit of their own agenda and greed, have done more damage to the liberty, freedoms, rights and democracy of the British peoples than any army in over 1,000 years.

The disastrous effects of British politicians selling Britain into the thrall of foreign rule by the EU for their own personal rewards has damaged the well-being of Britain more than the armies of Hitler and the Franco – German – Italian axis of 1939 – 1945.

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#G259* – THE MORE ONE HEARS FROM THESE WARMIST CHARLATANS……………

Posted by Greg Lance - Watkins (Greg_L-W) on 10/02/2010

#G259* – THE MORE ONE HEARS FROM THESE WARMIST CHARLATANS……………

The less plausible are their devious and duplicitous arguments.

Andrew Neil clearly evicerates Professor Rob Watson and leaves him so bereft of credibility that even Will Self starts to sound plausible as he rides to the shoddy little chap’s rescue.

You will note that the idiotic and shambolic Watson lays claim to the support of every scientist as provenance of his fantasies yet each one challenged he is happy to abandon just as he abandons principle after principle in a manner that leaves one wondering if even the 6,000 pages he lays claim to might turn out to be a mere 60!

To quote Governments as his support is no more than a farce as it is he who should be in a position to support Governments and clearly he can not.

We must all be minded that despite all these chaps Rob Watson calls to his aid we note that over 30,000 individuals with science degrees in America alone and 9,000 have science PhDs have signed the Oregon Petition totally renouncing the twaddle of man made global warming that this parasite Watson has sponged off all his life.

6,000 pages of peer reviewed science Watson whines yet how come it took a researcher with a PhD in Food Technology to expose and steadily dismantle the document ‘gate’ by ‘gate’ – BLOODY WELL DONE RICHARD and it was achieved by 100s and 100s of unfunded hours of research at home in Bradford and when the meeeja rip off his blog without even a credit or steal his story without so much as a by-line it does rather leave a bad taste in one’s mouth.

Howmany 100s of £1,000s well £Millions well actually £Billions have been squandered on fakes, liars and charlatans like Rob Watson, George Monbiot, Pachauri and all the others that have been exposed in their duplicity and money grabbing efforts – yet we see David Belammy, Robin Page and similar honest men dropping off of the State sponsored propoganda media and scientists funded with huge public grants for as long as they sign off dodgey science.

Isn’t it about time the clowns in government who fell for this and then turned it into the biggest scam in history, quietly sent Brinks Matt round to Richard and Mary’s gaff in Bradford with their pot of gold as now that the nonsense is exposed as such, though it may take the dunderheads in Government and the politically correct fools time to catch up the collapse of this scam could well save the peoples of this planet som £3-6 Trillion – I’d settle for a percentage if I were you Richard!

“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.”
Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821),

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‘The arrogance and hubris of corrupt politicians
will be responsible for every drop of blood spilt
in the Wars of Disassociation, if Britain does not
leave the EU.

The ugly, centralised, undemocratic supra national policies being imposed by the centralised and largely unelected decisionmakers of The EU for alien aims, ailien values and to suit alien needs stand every possibility of creating 200,000,000 deaths across EUrope as a result of the blind arrogance and hubris of the idiologues in the central dictatorship, and their economic illiteracy marching hand in glove with the idiocy of The CAP & The CFP – both policies which deliver bills, destroy lives and denude food stocks.

The EU, due to the political idiocy and corruption of its undemocratic leaders, is now a net importer of food, no longer able to feed itself and with a decreasing range of over priced goods of little use to the rest of the world to sell with which to counter the net financial drain of endless imports.

British Politicians with pens and treachery, in pursuit
of their own agenda and greed, have done more
damage to the liberty, freedoms, rights and democracy
of the British peoples than any army in over 1,000 years.

The disastrous effects of British politicians selling Britain
into the thrall of foreign rule by the EU for their own
personal rewards has damaged the well-being of Britain
more than the armies of Hitler
and the Franco – German – Italian axis of 1939 – 1945.

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Until we gain our liberty, restore our sovereignty, repatriate our democracy and reinstate our Justice system and our borders – defended by our Police and Military armed with sustainable and obtainable weaponry:
Treat every election as a referendum.

Don’t waste your vote on a self serving Politician in ANY election until we are liberated from the EU and are a Free Sovereign peoples, with independent control of our own borders, making and managing Law & Justice for our own benefit, in our own elected Westminster Parliament where we can fire our politicians at the ballot box, if they fail to represent OUR best interests.
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