Originally posted on cathyfox blog:
North Yorkshire Police have finally found a way to at least temporarily silence the citizen journalists who exposed the Jaconelli /Savile child abuse network in Scarborough when the might of North Yorkshire Police had inexplicably failed to expose it, for 50 years.
North Yorkshire Police, in an extraordinary legal move, are taking civil court action against two journalist Tim Hicks and Nigel Ward. It appears that Chief Constable Dave Jones, two other officers, a retired officer and 5 civilians sought a temporary injunction last week, at an interim hearing in a Leeds Court. Tim Hicks and Nigel Ward offered to give undertakings to the court. The matter returns next month for a full hearing when the police will be pressing for a full injunction  .
Remarkably the North Yorkshire Police claim that they are “victims” of harrassment and that the Police have spent £400,000 of the publics…
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Originally posted on Pride's Purge:
(not satire – it’s the Cameron government!)
Here are some of the strong words that were used in parliament today – by both Tory and Labour MPs – to describe David Cameron, Michael Gove and William Hague’s failed efforts to unseat the speaker John Bercow:
Grubby, squalid, nauseous, mean-spirited, humiliating, underhand, spiteful
Well yes. But has it really taken all this time for MPs to notice?
Because for some of us, all of those words sum up perfectly not just the last day, but the entire last 5 years of the Cameron/Clegg government.
For a full explanation of the complicated constitutional “jiggery pokery” that went on today, here’s the Guardian’s political editor Patrick Wintour on the whole sorry spectacle:
Please feel free to comment. And share.
Makes to much sense for the Legacy Party’s to think of it.
Originally posted on Roger Helmer MEP:
Most political parties, including UKIP, agree that the UK needs to cut the budget deficit. And to the extent that George Osborne’s new budget seeks to do that, he deserves half a cheer. The main thrust of UKIP’s criticism is not that he’s cutting the deficit, but that there was no mention of the immigration issue which is causing massive wage compression at the bottom of the income scale, and damaging the living standards of unskilled and semi-skilled workers. We also argue that while cuts are necessary, he’s cutting the wrong things — attacking the living tree while ignoring the dead wood.
But there’s also a fundamental misunderstanding out there amongst some of the old parties, especially Labour and the Lib-Dems. They see the need to cut the deficit, but they regard that as a simple, binary, either-or proposition. You can cut spending, or you can increase taxes. Take your…
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It’s all said below.
Originally posted on LifestyleReviews:
I am sad to report that Colin Grainger passed away, yesterday the 16th March 2015. One can only begin to imagine the pain his family and friends are feeling. Colin was a former Chairman of Freedom2Choose, soon after our inception in 2007. Tributes have poured in to celebrate the life of a man who fought for the freedom of others, these are typical.
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Originally posted on rossrightangle:
Hirsi Ali is one of the bravest women in the world, her very life at risk for her courage in speaking out. On International Women’s Day she of all people deserves to be honoured.
She has been hounded from country to country for her civilised views on women’s rights – not only the target of threats by jihadist beasts but also of yelping little leftists, even here in Jakarta.
But now we learn that a man who has lauded the idea of putting her to death is on Obama’s pay-roll!
An Egyptian-born imam who in 2007 said that Somali-born activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali should receive the death penalty for her criticism of Islam is now a Department of Justice contractor hired to teach classes to Muslims who are in federal prison.
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Originally posted on rossrightangle:
Just watching CNN, some puke from an outfit called CAGE in the UK, who seemed to be arguing that disloyal Islamists should be cosseted, cuddled, even, rather than hammered, as normal folk would hope they’d be.
- He was whining that Jihadi John had been ‘radicalised’ – the new word for choosing satanic evil as a way of life – due at least in part to being detained in Tanzania, where security authorities were concerned that he wanted to go to Somalia, where the terror gang called Al Shabbab were active.
British security services too, quite rightly, interested and had a word, so it’s said – by CAGE.
And this ‘explains’/ ‘excuses’ / ‘legitimises’ the pig JJ’s enthusiastic bloody savagery, his beheading of innocent people?
I was once on a bus from some French city to Barcelona. It was 1975, when Spain was going through a spell…
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Originally posted on The Libertarian Alliance: BLOG:
Blogging: everyone’s a critic (not) Journalism – and especially political journalism – is about criticism. The meat and drink of the oeuvre is taking people, governments or other institutions to task, either for not doing things, for doing things, or doing them badly.
If they do things well, they are largely ignored. A functioning system doesn’t make headlines (although it might if we ever had a government IT system that worked). By its very nature, the media concentrates on “bad” news, and on criticism rather than plaudits.
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Originally posted on thenextwave:
One of my New Year Resolutions is to try to do some different things on the next wave – to try to mix up the content a bit. And oddly, the death of the former Conservative Home Secretary Leon Brittan gives me exactly this opportunity. I’ll remember him this way, through a poem by Pat Condell that I read in 1985 and came to mind the moment I heard the news that Brittan had died.
We’re backing Brittan
by Pat Condell
more prisons! restrain! incarcerate!
protect us from people who don’t pay their rates
from vagabonds, vagrants, dogs who foul the pavement
& anyone scrounging on the welfare state
from prostitutes, shoplifters, single parents
people who leave food on the side of their plate
who squeeze the toothpaste in the middle
steal from clotheslines & beg on the street
protect us from anyone who answers back
when stopped on suspicion…
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