Monday, 30 November 2015

Musical Interlude Double: Chu's Day plus Alizee!

Time for a quick breather from politics tonight. I couldn't make up my mind which of these songs to post so ended putting them both on-line!

The first is from a new band in Japan, Chu's Day who I came across recently . This little number is just a bit of fun. Sure they'll go far!

The second song for tonight is from the fabulous French singer Alizee. This number came out about 6 years ago but for those of you who haven't heard it before, simply enjoy.

Normal service will resume tomorrow......

Sunday, 29 November 2015

A response to Jeremy Corbyn on ISIS

Guest Post by Michael Duggan

In the end, I decided to respond to the request from our Glorious Leader to let him have our views on the likely vote on action against Islamic State to take place in the House of Commons later this week - here's what I said;

"1. As you have already set out your stall publicly on the actions proposed by the Prime Minister to stop the heinous activities of Islamic State (IS) and, as far as I can see, have no intention of considering any change to your stance, why are you putting Labour Party members through this sham of a consultation? I suspect that this is simply a manoeuvre to pressurise those who fundamentally disagree with you in the PLP to toe your line!

2. I've actually read the full Statement compiled by the Prime Minister in response to the concerns of the Foreign Affairs Committee and find that he has set out a compelling and comprehensive case for his strategy of military, diplomatic, and humanitarian measures, working with our close allies and, potentially, Russia and other influential international players, to combat IS; it's not perfect, but neither is the world within which we live, and, in my view, it's as close to meeting the four conditions set out in the Labour Party Conference Policy Statement on Syria as is humanly possible now and in the foreseeable future.

3. As far as I can ascertain, you have not put forward an alternative strategy to deal with IS; it's all very well opposing the proposals from the Prime Minister, but, if you have no other strategy, you are simply saying "do nothing" - completely unacceptable!

4. My penultimate question to you is this - under what circumstances would you be prepared, as Leader of the Labour Party, not as an individual, to support military action in Syria against IS and to help in bringing about an end to the terrible Syrian Civil War?

5. Why do you persist in using the emotionally misleading and pejorative accusation that the Prime Minister is proposing to bomb Syria, when he is actually proposing to bomb strategic IS targets in Syria? This is simply a re-iteration of the deceitful propaganda used by 'Stop The War' and is disgraceful!"

Eternal optimist I may be, but I'm not banking on a positive response this time!

Saturday, 28 November 2015

The growth of casual anti-Semitism..on the left


One of the more worrying features of modern politics is the rise of anti-Semitism on the left through the casual acceptance of an Islamist/Palestinian agenda that ignores the use of anti-Zionism as an excuse for hatred of Jews.

One the the oft seen comments on some supposedly progressive and left-wing forums such as the unofficial Labour Party forum are references to the Rothchilds. Examples tonight included:

I switch off the MSM - it is obviously run by Zionist big wig/war mongerers whose only desire is to keep divide & conquer as the mantra...whilst bowing down to The Rothschild's banking fraternity...

Rothchild's banking family, recently joined byZac Goldsmith.

The Rothchilds of course are Jewish and part of this world wide Zionist conspiracy that neo-Nazi's and now Islamists prattle on about. Leftists now drawn into the Islamosocialist agenda repeat such platitudes without even thinking. 

But it gets worse. The following and quite offensive image was posted to the same forum tonight by someone attacking Zionist warmongers in Syria.

Not easy to read in this version but contains a Star of David in the Centre and a section is described as the Holocaust Memory section. A Labour Party member/supporter thought it was appropriate to post this and just casually dismissed claims that it was racist.

Beyond belief. You don't have to be either a Zionist or a Jew to recognise the kind of Nazi imagery that this image invokes.

And then there was Tariq Ali. In posting an article from the Times of Israel about development and sales of Gas between  Israeli and Greek Prime Ministers he wrote:

Those who do evil at home, do evil abroad and vice versa. Hope the gas isn't meant for the Palestinians.

Ali's reference to the use of gas is offensive to the real victims of the Holocaust, but in order to promote his so-called "anti-imperialist" agenda Jews don't matter. So much for the former Trotskyist leader of the International Marxist Group.

The far/hard left, however you wish to describe them are on the path to a new kind of fascism. 

First they came for the Jews...

Never again!

Friday, 27 November 2015

Labour's "Gang of Four"

John McDonnell is in the news again, this time for his pro-IRA views. In a quote that reminiscent of Mao's view that "political power comes out of the barrel of a gun" The Times reports that during a speech welcoming Sinn Fein to London in 1986 that he stated:

The "ballot, the bullet and the bomb could all be used to unite Ireland".

Clear? Absolutely.

Meanwhile Ken Livingstone disgraces himself over the 7/11 terrorist murders. The Independent reports:

Ken Livingstone has been accused of “accepting terrorist propaganda” after arguing that terrorists were “giving their lives” because of Britain’s invasion of Iraq.

Both these "men" are along with Jeremy Corbyn "friends" of Hamas, an Islamist terror group that masquerades as a Palestinian liberation group.

None of these people are fit for government as they weasel out of acting against ISIS.

Finally it seems John McDonnell is not the only Corbynista to have delusions about mass murderer Chairman Mao as this TV clip from 2008 shows. Take it away...with the fairies Ms Abbot.

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Maryam Namazie banned from Facebook for this video...

Given that Facebook was created in the USA home of free speech and expression you'd think that this owner of of one of the largest social networking sites in the world would be sensible in policing its posters.

Not so in the case of Maryam Namazie who was banned for posting this rather innocuous short video in support of err..peoples right to live the way they want to. Even ex-Muslims.

However Facebook have restored her access and rightly so.

Free speech is under threat everywhere. Defend your rights!

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Labour could have had a victory over Tax Credits....

Then John McDonnell opened his mouth.....

One of the biggest mass murderers in history. Chairman  Mao.

McDonnell must have practised this little stunt. What was he thinking.


Union leader seeks protection in a temple following police raids

A Labourstart Appeal by Eric Lee

The South Korean government has declared war on the country's trade unions.

Those unions were engaged in peaceful protest against a proposed reform to the country's labour laws when police blocked their march, attacked them with water cannon, and arrested 51 union activists. One of the protestors hit by the water cannon remains in a coma.

Four days ago, the police raided eight offices of the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) and its affiliates and regional branches. They confiscated computers, external hard drives, and meeting documents.

And they issued an arrest warrant for Han Sang-gyun, the KCTU president. He is now under the protection of the Jogyesa Temple, a Buddhist order.

The international labour movement, including the International Trade Union Confederation and global union federations have issued a call for a massive online protest campaign.

It is very important that we quickly mobilize thousands of trade unionists around the world to condemn this savage repression.

Please take a moment to send off your message to the Korean government: