This page highlights some of the major topics of the moment, majoring on the state of the Brexit capitulation.
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(18/01/2020) The Telegraph reports today that putting "Bobbies on the beat" has cut crime on the London Underground system. Who would have thought it? I hope that our Home Office is paying attention and will soon fund our police forces sufficently to allow them to decentralise a bit, and get our Bobbies out of their cars more and back on our streets. They can be sure of a warm welcome.
(13/01/2020) This piece by Robert Tombs in the Spectator is a timely round up of the opportunities that inspired the drive to Brexit.
Dr Steve Turley explains the source of the malaise which cultural Marxism inflicts upon our society these days - and illustrates his analysis by reference to the Royal Family's latest problem with their errant off-spring . . . worth a hearing:
And this doesn't even mention whether 5G radiation is safe to walk and play around in . . .
(07/01/2020) New year, old obfuscations continue. UK Column returned from holiday with an essential viewing report covering the newly pressing matter of US - Iran relations and the UK's involvement in EU Defence Union & EI2:
(05/01/2020) Trump has set the cat among the pigeons with the attack on the Iranian Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani, Commander of the Revolutionary Guards Quds Brigade, and his right-hand man Abu Mahdi
al-Muhandis, reportedly for plotting attacks in Iraq as well as for past misdemeanours.
There has been plenty of comment on this, but perhaps one of the more balanced pieces comes from Helga Zepp-LaRouche of the Schiller Institute.
Whether her exhortation to presidents Trump Putin and Xi is appropriate right now may be arguable, but all three leaders are supposed to be in favour of peace rather than war and Trump in particular removed John Bolton from his administration seemingly because he was too warlike, and has refrained from attacking Iran up to this point. Following that line of logic, he would have to have had very good reason for authorising this attack given the risks of the consequences, so perhaps he did, and perhaps he didn't. We will probably have to await events before we can reach any well-founded conclusion.
(02/01/2020) The Virginians are finding that those who call themselves "democrats" do not always live up to their name. Funny that, but as we in the UK have discovered, freedom (and "democrats") can no longer be taken for granted. What can be taken for granted is that if we do take our freedom for granted, someone will be along soon to sneak it away from us.
Also see 2019 - Year of Peak Green BullS**t. Now we just need a "year of peak green sanity" - and to get that we need more people to challenge the BullS**t. Pass the ammo along please . . .
(01/01/2020) At the start of 2020 we can be sure that the powers that be will intensify their drive to ramp up the climate hysteria (and the associated taxes overt and hidden that they plan to heap upon us) so now is perhaps an opportune time to put the case for the reality of climate change.
First up we have a short and sweet debunk that puts the case in simple terms that are readily understandable:
To back that up with as much evidence as even the most fanatical may have the stomach for, Dr Patrick Moore (founder member GreenPeace who left that movement when it became in his view divorced from the science) sets out his case for the true science of climate change:
(03/01/2020) This is a wide-ranging survey of the past history that has led up to the state of the world today. The Lyndon Larouche foundation puts it's views forward in this podcast - depending on how much truth you find in it, it certainly puts forward a different perspective that is of great significance to the people of Britain:
(30/12/2019) The UK does not exist in a vacuum or even merely in the EU. We can't ignore what goes on in the rest of the world, especially when Trump is apparently busy reshaping both the USA and the world to his own liking!
In particular of course, events in the USA can seem confusing and inexplicable to many of us in the UK - what on earth to make of the Trump phenomenon, what to make of the Democrats' fixation on impeachment when they have a presidential election next year anyway, so why bother . . . ?
Below I list a few of the recent You Tube presentations that have struck me as useful in that they try to get behind the news and look at what is, or perhaps more accurately may be going on beneath the surface.
The first one is a look at the situation in Eire - the parallels with what went on in the UK pre-Brexit (post-Brexit is still to be unveiled!) are striking:
No review of the modern world is complete without saying something about Trump - like him or loathe him, he is taking the bull by the horns and the "deep state" (and not just in the USA) by the short and curlies.
So I offer you this review of "the Donald" for your appreciation (and I look forward in hope and faith that I can post a positive follow-on review in 12 months time).
This next one is a long one (an hour or so) and goes into some depth on the situation in the USA and where the opposing forces are engaged - it's worth the trouble in my view although if you haven't been following events over there too closely it will probably take a while before you make much sense out of it. Nevertheless if you just let it wash over you it perhaps comes as close as may be to providing a snapshot of how things may be unfolding over there:
Next, the video below is from a very controversial alternative source in Australia, who puts a whole new slant on current events down under that are perhaps inevitably being attributed to "climate change".
If you buy the official climate emergency narrative, look away now, otherwise be prepared for a truly alternative viewpoint that predicts the false flag event to end all Aussie false flag events - albeit with only circumstantial supporting evidence which falls a long way short of proof. Australia is a long way away, but the thought that there might just be some truth in these assertions is indeed cause to take the possibility seriously:
Whilst the assertions made in the above video may or may not be relevant to the current fires in Australia, this topical article from the affected vicinity may well put the blame where it belongs - on the centralisation of bush fire management by national government when it could have been managed successfully by the people closest to the problem.
Now we just need to work out how to run a country without a central government . . .
Seriously though, the propensity for central government to be susceptible to external influences far removed from the problem areas affected is something that we all have to grapple with - perhaps the Swiss with their relatively autonomous canton system have something in which we should be interested?
And lastly, to delve beneath the surface of the Boris Brexit and pull out some interesting possibilities, I give you the latest news and Brexit speculation from Jeff Taylor:
A very Merry Christmas to all!
(20/12/2019) Independent news outlet UK Column today published their review of the state of the UK , covering many aspects of how we came to be where we are now, and where our new government under our new prime minister may take us from here.
If you have been taking an interest in UK Column output in the past then you will be familiar with some of the faces in this programme, and if you have not yet discovered them but feel some disquiet about the direction in which our country and indeed the world seems to be moving, then you may wish to check them out.
(20/12/2019) It now seems that our new government may be about to get to grips with yet another UKIP policy that we would be delighted for the Conservatives to appropriate - recognition of the extent of voting fraud. Congratulations to Steve Baker MP for highlighting this topic in the adjournment debate yesterday.
Let's hope that something will come of it at long last.
(14/12/2019) So - what kind of Brexit will Boris serve up now that he has a comfortable majority in Parliament?
Fishing for Leave posts this timely reminder of the contradictory positions held by the EU and outlined within the Conservative Party's manifesto - as always, the litmus test will be whether the UK really will regain full control over our 200 mile territorial waters, and what kind of access the EU fishing fleet will be granted (not to mention how that access will be policed).
"So, the Conservatives have to be congratulated on what they are saying, BUT, the deal they are signing up to makes it nearly impossible for them to deliver it."
Read this analysis of how the various party manifestos and the Conservative manifesto promises in particular may affect the future of our fishing industry, for better and for worse.
The UK should now have one of the most stable and purposeful governments in Europe. The country looks to our freshly-mandated prime minister to stay true to his slogan: "Get Brexit Done" and to strike a new tone by putting the interests of the UK above those of the EU in the coming negotiations!
(13/12/2019) Click to view.
If you are tempted by the Conservatives offer to "Get Brexit Done" - watch this first . . .
(30/11/2019) This is a critical question. Boris has chosen to reheat Mrs May's deal with some critical revisions - does this reheat cut the mustard? Martin Howe QC thinks it is "tolerable" - Ben Habib MEP thinks it isn't. They have got together to argue it out, and this is Ben's conclusion.
Since the WA and the PD are not exactly accessible for most of us, I think they have done us a great service.
(01/12/2019) This article puts the case perfectly - we won't leave "transition" in Jan 2020 because the ECJ has effective power to overrule any dispute.
Do see the latest update on our Defence page.
(15/11/2019) Here is an accessible site called Who Can I Vote For where you can see our East Hampshire candidates.
Vote by post or by proxy.
Find your polling station here.
For more in-depth information, visit the EHDC General Election 2019 site.
And last but not least, meet our Candidate!
(14/11/2019) Nigel explains his decision that leaves East Hampshire without a Brexit Party Candidate. After voting for the Brexit Party in the EU election, many may consider this disappointing.
So are we stuck with voting for team Boris if we want Brexit?
The same Team Boris that wants to sign a warmed through version of the undead May withdrawal treaty that leaves the EU in charge of negotiations for the next n years ?
Must we relive the last three years of grief and "negotiation" all over again, only to end up with a deal that has been dictated by M. Barnier (bar a few cosmetic "victories" to show that Boris has "won Brexit")?
Not if you vote UKIP!
There is now a UKIP candidate in East Hampshire (and as many other affected seats as we can muster candidates in the time available), so that supporters of UK independence may still vote for an immediate WTO Brexit at the ballot box.
WTO Brexit is the only withdrawal deal that gives us leverage over M. Barnier to achieve a free-standing trade deal without attached subservience.
The very same WTO Brexit for which Team Boris has been assuring us that the UK is now well prepared.
There has never been a better time to go WTO - but Boris doesn't want to - he would rather negotiate with M. Barnier from a position of weakness having already conceded everything in his miserable retread of Mrs May's "vassalage" deal.
The USA did not leave the empire and become the most powerful nation on earth by asking nicely if they could please negotiate.
Freedom is asserted, not negotiated.
Assert our independence - Vote UK Independence Party (UKIP) on 12th December and tell our political elites that they have lost the plot!
Who peddles these illusions? How do they reach you? Why do you accept them? Is it all just a sophisticated scam? (OK - suspend your ridicule of "conspiracy theorists" just for a moment while you ask yourself when and how such conspiracies were abolished). And is there an alternative?
When the national newspaper commentators and others who had previously been saying several things all mysteriously fall into line behind something else when an election is called, it makes me wonder.
Are the people "sovereign" if we can in practice only vote for two or three political parties who each seem to offer much the same results (even if they look very different)? So-called competing poitical parties who all mysteriously fail to mention certain topics (such as those to do with defence ...) What is the way out of this conundrum?
If you want change, I can suggest with confidence that voting for the status quo isn't going to deliver it. You will have to bite the bullet and vote for change, and you will have to persuade your neighbours to do likewise.
Change has never been achieved by waiting for someone else to push for it.
Nice picture from the "Torygraph" - but - credit where credit is due - a good video from the Brexit Party election launch event !
(03/11/2019) The Express reports that a WTO deal will be taken off the
table by a Boris win in the coming election, yet Briefings for Brexit
suggests that a hefty Tory majority would give Boris a credible "no deal" threat to concentrate the minds of the EU - so will he use it?
The simple fact is that the Boris deal simply opens the way to further tortuous negotiations (or should that be "negotiations"?) with the EU over our post-Brexit relationship, whilst we remain in a position of compliant weakness, fettered by ongoing EU rules and regs over which we will have lost any formal influence and whilst we remain under the effective jurisdiction of the ECJ, at least to end of "transition".
There can be no doubt that our negotiating hand would be very strong if we were to leave now on WTO terms - we could offer them an immediate temporary free trade deal (WTO rule XXIV) which they could not reasonably be seen by Europeans to refuse, then we could both take our time to resolve a permanent deal, in principle already free of EU restrictions. The EU would then be negotiating on the back foot, which some might consider a very welcome development!
I cannot help but think that if Boris was truly committed to our independence he would underline the point by siezing the advantage offered by the WTO route, and getting the ensuing negotiations done quickly from a position of strength.
Of course this would herald a crescendo of squeals of anguish from all the usual suspects, but the practical fall-out would be quickly contained and he would soon have the whole country behind him. People of all stripes (bar die-hard remoaners) now want this finished.
If he pursues his complex reheated revised May withdrawal deal that seemingly nobody fully understands, then the obfuscation pump is well and truly primed for yet more of what we have been force-fed these last three years.
He absolutely risks the future of the Conservative Party if the Tories now drag this unnecessary torture out yet again.
Commentator Jeff Taylor lays out a similar message for us below - with some interesting facts about the CAP for good measure . . .
On no account put two and two together.
(03/11/2019) As we reflect on recent events and upon the coming general election, this Letter to my MP published in Briefings for Brexit sums up the damage inflicted upon our common democratic assumptions as felt and understood by many among the population (and I suspect not only those who voted for Brexit) through the machinations of those in the highest echelons of our establishment.
The video below presents a more formal analysis of where things have gone wrong. I have posted this video previously but make no apology for posting it again.
It will be interesting to say the least to see how many political parties include Martin Howe's suggestions for reform in their election manifestos. Precedents have been set that need to be dealt with if we value a disciplined approach to democracy in our country.
Fishing for Leave make a cogent argument that all the Boris WA does is keep us in the EU during "transition" (which may be extended . . . . ), having to obey all EU rules and regs without any say in the formulation of those rules and regs - only to find at the end of this "process" that we still have no acceptable deal and we face much the same choices as today (whilst having wasted some years and much treasure propping up the EU with the odd £39 Billion + continuing subs in the meanwhile).
Nigel is of the same view . . .
And for good measure . . .
(22/10/2019) This is slightly off at a tangent to the usual politics of this site - but if these allegations are true then we have a serious global problem. I think that it is hard to over-estimate the seriousness of this topic if even some of this evidence is correct. The Brexit debate pales into insignificance by comparison.
Mark Steele is either a nutter or he is onto something serious - after our politicians in Parliament have shown themselves in their true colours, would you really trust them against Mark Steele? What has he got to gain except lawsuit after lawsuit?
(20/10/2019) Events in the UK have become even more ludicrous (if that were possible) than the fake impeachment that the Democrats are mounting over the pond against The Donald.
To understand what is going on in the UK we need to look over the water to events in the USA - this review by Harvey Schlanger is well worth checking out as he covers much of interest to democrats in both UK and USA:
(20/10/2019) Boris has done a job on upgrading Mrs May's dreadful vassalage deal to at least give us some control (even hedged about as it is with "level playing-field" verbiage that only the ECJ can rule on) over our future trade policy. Does it remove the backstop? Well, only if Sinn Fein agree to restart Stormont (since only Stormont can effect the removal in Northern Ireland).
Everything else (including effective control over our armed forces and security services, environmental policy, Fisheries etc) seems to be left in place for as long as it takes . . . Nigel spells it out here:
So we are grateful to Lee Rotherham who writes in Brexit Central to remind us exactly why we voted to leave the EU, and why the only effective option to do so remains to leave on 31st under
If we leave under the Boris Withdrawal Treaty, we may regain some additional control over our own affairs but we will remain at least half-in the EU, and without any say in its proceedings. Miraculously the main media outlets all seem to think that the Boris Treaty gives us independence - Hmmmm!
That is indisputably control by a foreign power, and is therefore entirely incompatible with our aspiration to become a free nation once more. It always used to be illegal - when did that change?
Could the current furore in Parliament over the unsigned "Boris letter to the EU" be designed to obscure this? Whatever the intent, obscure it it does, and confirms our democracy in the last stages of terminal decline.
(19/10/2019) Dr Turley's style may not be to everyone's taste but his content is pertinent.
(18/10/2019) I find it hard to argue with most of this (my family were Northerners :) - mark it for re-reading a the time of the next election.
There comes a time when only overturning the apple-cart will do the job - we will have a choice soon - use it wisely.
(17/10/2019) The "heretical" view of what Trump has done in Syria. Could this be a significant blow for peace and stability in the region?
(16/10/2019) Normally I would put something like this on the our Links page, but this is too good and wide-ranging to hide away there:
Once he's done in the US of A, can we borrow him for a year or two over here? (only joking!)
(09/10/2019) The Express has published an article exploring how Boris' "Brexit" deal will commit the UK to joining EU Defence Union (already largely a done deal - see our Defence page). Do watch the video at the start of this article.
Perhaps the ban on publicity is beginning to crack . . .
(05/10/2019) "the Government and the Prime Minister are fully and legitimately entitled to subvert and defy this Act by any means possible" - Martin Howe QC, speaking at the recent Bruges Group meeting on the occasion of the recent Conservative Party Conference.
(04/10/2019) Somehow the Beeb hasn't given much prominence to this, but the storm is forming . . . I suggest you get informed.
The subject matter covered by these videos is wide-ranging and frankly daunting - you may need to suspend your natural conservative outlook, but please persevere.
(04/10/2019) Not unrelated, the video below notes the linkage between the Green Monster and the Central Bankers - an unholy alliance if ever there was one.
Before you just dismiss this out of hand as "conspiracy theory", let me ask you a question: just when were conspiracies to rule the world actually abolished?
And a supplementary - when did Greta Thunberg become a fully qualified climate authority? If she didn't, then what (or who) gives her the authority to do what she does? and what exactly does she do?
(04/10/2019 The Spectator has published what they describe as the "full text". As I understand it it simply reworks the much hyped "Irish Backstop" proposals, and one must thus assume that it leaves the rest of Mrs May's disastrous "Withdrawal Agreement" (WA) substantially intact, including the associated "Political Declaration".
This latter Political Declaration completely ties our hands by laying out the parameters within which negotiations about our post-transition relationship will take place.
Just to remind ouselves, a critique of the many traps set within this WA can be found here. It makes for sobering reading; for example:
"Our elected government in our Parliament in Westminster will be excluded from any knowledge of, or control over, the UK’s withdrawal in the transition period. Only the UK side of the secret Joint Committee will be left to battle for Britain, if it chooses to. Whatever deal the JC will deliver for Britain is unknown to the Withdrawal Agreement. The WA merely delivers Britain to the dictatorship of this Joint Committee."
Another critique may be found here.
If you are tempted by this latest Boris initiative, do read these carefully. Innocuous-looking phrases can hide enormous opportunities for our continuing subjection if we assume that all parties will be acting transparently and with good intent.
(03/10/2019) The Boris deal is public, so what of it? "Null points" seems to be the reaction of those leave outfits who have so far trawled it's depths.
I have also seen it described as more or less identical in effect with kicking the 31st October deadline down the road to the end of the (interminable?) "transition" period, the only difference being that it would enable us to start negotiating a "trade" deal with the EU, which could take for ever. Labour might like it, though it may not be pure enough for the Lib Doms who want to revoke entirely.
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