Category Archives: Britain

75% of New Jobs Go To Foreign Workers

Illegal Immigrants

Immigrants in France: One immigrant indicates to the others just where the land of free houses, free benefits and no deportation is.

Number of long term unemployed young people soars by 42% | Mail Online

The largest rise in employment for more than 21 years was mainly down to the influx of foreign workers, campaigners said today.

These kinds of statistics keep coming, and yet there are many people in the UK who still see any form of stemming the immigrant tide as wrong. The fact is that unless we do something soon, a whole generation of young Britons will be terminally unemployed.

But the data from the Office for National Statistics reveals about three-quarters of this increase was due to workers born outside the UK.

We are constantly told that Britain needs the brightest and the best from around the world, and yet our prisons seem to paint a different picture, clearly we are not getting the cream, we are getting the chaff, those willing to work for low wages, ignorant of their rights and ripe to be taken advantage of.

The old excuse that these foreign workers are taking jobs that British people don’t want is false, British workers are either never offered the choice, or being hamstrung by successive Government’s poor education and support.

Meanwhile, the number of young people trapped in long-term unemployment has soared by 41.9 per cent in the last year, it emerged today.

That is a staggering rise in one year, clearly there is a problem of young people leaving school and not being able to get a job, and this cannot be helped by a massive influx of foreign workers willing to work for a lower wage. Once these youngsters leave school and are unable to find work, chances are they will be out of work for years, if not permanently.

The figures fuel fears that tens of thousands of young people have never had a job and risk being caught in an inescapable unemployment trap.

The numbers of people coming to the UK is only increasing; the Government talks of caps but it cannot cap those coming from inside the EU, and the EU just keeps getting bigger and bigger.

Not only are we going to end up with a generation of eligible workers who have never worked, but we’ll be paying their benefits too. It really does defy logic that so many people in the UK, including those in Government, think that it is acceptable to allow so many foreign workers to come here to take jobs from British workers, and then pay the British workers to sit on their arses.

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Banning Burkha’s Simply Not British

Man/Woman Wearing Burkha: Especially handy for those wishing to leave the country, or commit crimes, incognito.

Banning burkas in the UK would be ‘rather un-British’, says Green | Mail Online

A cabinet minister has delivered a staunch defence of a woman’s right to wear a burka.

Quite right, I totally agree with Caroline Spelman, the Burkha empowers women. It allows them to go out and about without any thought to having to use sun glasses and make-up to cover up their bruises and black eyes, unlike most abused women. How many drunkard wife-beaters are kicking themselves, or their wives, for not thinking of such a marvellous piece of clothing?

I mean is the woman really that naive? She’s meant to be a Government minister. 

Possession and Repression

Afghan Woman

Boy crying as he realises that this person, is not in fact, his mother and he has lost her in a sea of similarly dressed women.

The burkha has nothing to do with Islam, indeed it is believed to pre-date Islam and is part of a culture that at best marginalises women, at worst subjugates them. Of course most cultures and civilisations have been guilty of this at some point, including the great Greek and Roman civilisations, but the fact that such an attitude persists in the modern world, and with such vehemence, is quite disturbing. Almost as disturbing as having it not only in Britain, but also defended by so called intellectual women in Britain.

The burkha allows women to be removed from society, to become non-people, and invisible. I am sure that they are times when we all crave a little anonymity, but to have it forced on us daily, whether we want it or not, would be soul destroying. 

Spelman said:

I’ve been out to Afghanistan and I think I understand much better as a result of actually visiting why a lot of Muslim women want to wear the burka.

The irony of course is that women in Afghanistan may very well chose to wear it, but usually because they’d much rather not be accosted for not covering themselves or worse, have acid thrown in their faces or be killed.  To me that isn’t so much a choice as an ultimatum. And yet that is what she bases her view on women wearing the burkha in Britain on! The dozy mare continues to dig herself a hole stating:

‘We are a free country, we attach importance to people being free and for a woman it is empowering to be able to choose each morning when you wake up what you wear.’

Quite right, I am sure they agonise for hours over whether to wear the black burkha with the semi-tranparent mesh covering the eyes, or the black burkha with the semi-tranparent mesh covering the eyes! Does she really not see that this is precisely the point? These women cannot chose what they wear, she may very well spend time picking the perfect outfit each morning, but for burkha wearers, the outfit has already picked them.   

Afghan ID parade

ID parades in Afghanistan are much easier to organise, unfortunately not so easy to pick out offenders.

Not Part of Our Culture

Another ministerial buffoon, Damian Green, stated that it was un-British to tell people what to wear. Clearly he hasn’t been shopping or to his local bank for quite a while then, hoodies and motorcycle helmets and anything else that covers the face are banned in such places. Even Jedi are not allowed to cover their heads in Tesco.  So is it really a case of it being un-British telling people what to wear, or is it just considered un-British telling those what to do who bring their whole culture here, wholesale, and expect the British to put up with it?

Surely it is more un-British to behave in a totally unfamiliar way to most Britons, i.e. force your wife to cover herself from head to toe in black with only a semi-transparent eye slot? There’s nothing particularly British about that.  Imagine if we all were to go around dressed in burkhas, men and women? It would be totally impractical and absolute chaos, no-one would have any idea who any one is, the whole sense of community would collapse, so why do these ministerial half-wits think it is OK for certain people to do it?

Such behaviour is not part of British culture, nor indeed is it part of any modern, forward thinking society, as Sarkozy said:

“The burka is not a sign of religion, it is a sign of subservience.”

Which is why they have banned it there. Even Syria, yes, that’s Syria has banned them from University campuses.

Mustn’t Upset Anyone

There is no end to this kind of limp wristed, ‘let’s put up with everything from a foreign culture, no matter how wrong it is’ attitude, and from the nation that put an end to Thugee and Sati in India, and helped end the slave trade world-wide, it is deeply worrying. It seems that to some people foreign = better, or at least means that it overrides normal, British, morals. 

MUSLIM BUS DRIVERS’ BAN ON GUIDE DOGS

MUSLIM drivers are forcing blind people and their guide dogs off buses because they consider the animals to be ‘unclean’, it has been revealed.

This is another example that some aspects of foreign cultures or even religions, have no place in Britain. 

Conservative Dynasty

Roland Spencer - Leader of the Conservative Group and Gedling Borough Council

Roland Spencer: Head of House Spencer and although the opportunity to be an MP came too late for him, he has ensured his son can take it.

Just to prove that I am not biased, at least not entirely, I thought I'd best look at the Conservative candidate for my area, Mark Spencer. Mark Spencer comes from something of a Conservative dynasty, his father Roland stood for election in 1997 and lost against Paddy Tipping, the current incumbent, who has decided to stand down. 

Roland Spencer lives in a large house in a particularly affluent area, close to me in fact, and made his money in construction and property development. He's been a local councillor since the mid-80s, a former mayor and is currently the leader of the local council, and has been since 2006 and is the current Leader of the Conservative Group.  Mark Spencer's political pedigree however doesn't end there. 

Nepotism

Gedling Borough Councillor - Jennifer Jean Spencer

Jennifer Jean Spencer - Matriarch of House Spencer

His mother Jennifer Jane Spencer is also serving on the local council, was also Mayor (15 years after her husband), and current 'Business Champion', whatever that means! With his parents, is it any surprise that he has been selected as the local Conservative Parliamentary Candidate?

Mark Spencer himself is no newbie to politics, elected to local council in 2003, and regional in 2005 (Nottinghamshire County Council), he's been at this for a while and is aiming for a hat-trick of local, regional and national seats. 

I have met Roland Spencer and he's a decent and likeable enough chap, but you don't get out of the property development business during the boom years and into politics unless there's money in it, and you don't set your wife and son onto your career path, unless there's a decent living in it. 

Perhaps it is because I am a staunch Monarchist, but there is something that I find distasteful about powerful families, or at least more than one in any nation, and for one family to hold all the power in one region is a little troubling. Should Mark Spencer be elected, the Spencer's would have the local council and constituency sown up. 

Policies

Councillor and prospective MP - Mark Spencer

Mark Spencer: Heir Apparent of House Spencer, with his eyes on a bigger prize

Perhaps this power and money explains why Mark Spencer's leaflet was on A3 paper, whereas all the others (Labour, UKIP, BNP, none from Lib-Dems yet) were on standard A5. The leaflet has the Conservative slogan of Change emblazoned across the top, but like the Conservatives and Cameron in general, it is eye catching and looks the part, but offers precious little in terms of substance.

But at least his leaflet was the right one, the BNP were kind enough to send me a leaflet for an area that I do not live in and for a candidate I cannot vote for. Hardly inspires confidence when everyone else has managed it correctly. 

Like the other leaflets I've received, the Conservative one only further convinced me that politics in Britain is broken, full of corruption and nepotism and only really serving the interests of those elected, not the electorate. 

Sexism and Nepotism

Emilie Oldknow: She allegedly said 'Who do I have to sleep with to get elected in my area?' at a Labour Party meeting, and Jonathan Ashworth held up his hand.

It seems that I have to remove the image of my MP that I have had on my dartboard for the past decade and replace it. No, the election hasn't come early to my neck of the woods, rather the boundary commission has decided to move me into another region.

My 'new' region is still a Labour safe seat and although the MP is standing down, another candidate has been parachuted in – Emilie Oldknow. 

Available in any colour, as long as its black

Oldknow was selected from a list of women only candidates. Now, I have nothing against voting for women (I voted for Thatcher), but I despise being forced to only vote for women, merely because they are women and are needed to make up the numbers in Parliament. It wasn't a case that the two best canidates for Labour were women, it was a case that the only candidates that Labour would select in my region were women. 

This ridiculous sexism, masquerading as positive discrimination is insulting, not only to women, who are apparently too stupid to vote for anyone other than someone with breasts, but also men, who are apparently so sexist that they can only vote for men unless given no choice. 

Purely on the basis that my choice has been removed from me, I would never vote for Emilie Oldknow. Such actions are a first step on a slippery slope, what next, only being allowed to vote for Blair/Brown cronies?

Too late

Chris Leslie

Chris Leslie: Another Brown crony, who masterminded his 2007 leadership campaign, has been parachuted into Nottingham East safe seat after being personally selected by Brown.

Well it seems that Emilie Oldknow ticks that box too. Oldknow just happens to be sharing a bed with Jonathan Ashworth, Brown's deputy political secretary. Even her opponent during selection pulled out citing cronyism and claiming that the selection process is basically a done deal. 

I am inclined to believe her, how else, other than cronyism and positive discrimination, would a 29 year old who cannot even spell the name of her hometown and with no political experience become the candidate for my area?

It has also been noted that Oldknow, who used to work for the NHS, and her fiancée Ashworth, may have had quite a lot to do with the recent cancer leaflets, although Oldknow stated:

“I had not seen the mailshot before and it wasn’t sent out by my campaign,”

Thank you Brown, if I were beginning to forget why I will never vote Labour again for the rest of my life, and why I hate our current political system, you have reminded me. 

Common Sense Prevails!

Tyler Juett - Thief

Killed: Tyler Juett was killed after breaking into a house, armed with a knife. I'm guessing this isn't a recent picture

Murder charge against man who killed burglar to be dropped

Omari Roberts, 23, was due to stand trial for the murder of 17-year-old Tyler Juett who was stabbed to death during a struggle at his mother’s housein Nottingham last year.

I’ve been following this case closely, and I have to admit, I was starting to worry that the justice system had take all leave of its senses! The way that this case was handled has made me wonder whether someone else, from on high had something to do with bringing this case to court.

Ooh, now that I think about it!

It was seven months after the event that the CPS, quite out of the blue, decided that Omari Roberts should be prosecuted. The only explanation that I can think of for such a long period of ‘thinking about it’ is because that is how long it took before the very vocal complaining of Juett’s mother reached someone high up within Labour.

Tyler Juett, not quite as complimentary as the official images

Typical young hoodie chav or innocent child?

Someone who no doubt thought that self defence was already illegal, and therefore wanted something done. Who is this soon to be Labour peer? None other than Keir Starmer, Human Rights evangelist and head of the CPS.

Having left any impartiality behind long, long ago, Keir decided that this case needed rectifying. A very strong opponent of the death penalty, having being instrumental in getting it abolished in the Caribbean, and is working hard to ensure its abolition throughout Africa. Keir Starmer obviously didn’t like the idea of any criminal getting his just desserts, he certainly has a dislike of such karma, having argued successfully in the House of Lords that evidence obtained by torture should be inadmissable in court and also had control orders for two suspected terrorists reversed when he represented them in the House of Lords.  A criminal being killed whilst committing a crime certainly wouldn’t have gone down well with Keir Starmer. And clearly it didn’t.

Not on my watch

More recent photo of burglar Tyler Juett

Tyler: A more recent photo that more accurately portrays the burglar

Ian Cunningham, the CPS lawyer, who officially brought this case to court said:

“I have looked very carefully at the public interest in this case, and I am satisfied that it requires a prosecution. I also discussed the case with the CPS principal legal adviser [Keir Starmer] and have decided there is sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction. The law also makes clear that people could be prosecuted if they act with excessive and gratuitous force.”

The irony is of course that the only ones who acted with excessive and gratuitous force were the two burglars that forced their way into the home, and then attacked the homeowner’s son with a knife! There is little mention of the 14 year old burglar that survived, no doubt the CPS dropped charges against this little angel, before turning their attention to the real victim.

This case was never in the public interest. Omari Roberts has no convictions, is not violent and if he is only ever going to kill burglars that enter his home, then the public at large is quite safe from the man. The only interests that were served in bringing about the prosecution was those of Keir Starmer, whose principles could not stomach a criminal being killed by an honest citizen on his watch.

I yield!

Keir Starmer

The slightly effeminate Keir Starmer, may well have been on the receiving end of one too many wet towel flicks.

Cunningham also said:

“I have decided that when Omari Roberts disturbed two burglars and caused injuries to them – in one case fatally – his actions were not reasonable.”

A silly and illogical conclusion. I don’t think that any son would be ‘reasonable’ upon finding two armed young male burglars in his mothers home. Frankly I think it should be perfectly legal to kill someone who breaks into your home, with or without excessive or gratuitous force. Had it been Robert’s mother, she would more than likely have been injured, if not killed herself.

There certainly needs to be clarification on the law in this area, Labour MPs keep stating that the law is clear, yet cases like this keep coming to court, or are coming close to court thanks to Labour lackeys. Perhaps they all believe that any fight is like the wet towel flicking shower room play fights that they engaged in at public school and that it merely had to go on until one party shouts ‘Submit!’

Tyler Juett - Criminal killed in the line of duty

Tyler Juett: Faced with this knife wielding maniac in my mothers home, I think I'd kill him too.

With the way things stand, should an unfortunate burglar encounter me in my home, I wouldn’t hesitate to ensure my family were safe, even if that meant killing the burglar. The question is, would I call the police, or even an ambulance afterward? With my legal protection removed, or the CPS acting as though it is, I could save myself a whole lot of hassle by just wrapping the corpse of the slain thief in bin bags and driving out to some woods with a spade. It’s not as if burglars tell people where they’re going, or leave an itinerary is it?

Omari Roberts lawyer had the best line:

“This is a young man [Roberts] with no history of violence whatsoever, coming back to his mother’s house for lunch and finding two people who rushed at him. One of them has ended up dead but he was damned if he did, and dead if he didn’t.”

Precisely. The will to live is not something that can be legislated out of us.

Update 19/04/2010:
BBC News – Burglar murder charge against Nottingham man dropped

A man accused of murder after stabbing a teenage burglar to death during a break-in at his mother’s home has had all charges against him dropped.

Charges were indeed dropped today as expected. Questions now of course need to be asked about why Keir Starmer became personally involved in this case and whether he should face action for his conduct. This whole episode has been disgusting and tarnished the reputation and impartiality of the CPS, this charge was never in the public interest and should never have been brought.

No Longer A Place Where Justice is Administered

Callous Killer Soon To Be Loosed

Learco Chindamo: Has shown no remorse for his crime

Thug who stabbed to death headteacher Philip Lawrence ‘to be released from prison within weeks’

Learco Chindamo, now 29, has served 14 years of a life sentence for stabbing the 48-year-old father of four outside St George’s Roman Catholic School in Maida Vale in 1995.

I think that just about everyone of a certain age remembers this case. Nowadays it would just be another stabbing, and probably wouldn’t raise so much as an eyebrow. Back then however, it was a huge story.

This was probably aided by the fact that Dunblane followed just three months later, and then the nursery machete attack. I am sure that things like this, that caused such outrage, were part of the reason that Labour were elected with such a landslide victory.

When Life Only Means Life For the Victim

Philip Lawrence: Died protecting a pupil

Philip Lawrence: Died protecting a pupil

Learco Chindamo has only served 14 years for the callous murder of Philip Lawrence, a fact that must be quite galling for Lawrence’s widow. It’s about the same amount of time as a criminal would get for a violent rape, or an armed robbery, yet Learco Chindamo received it for murder.

Learco Chindamo took a knife to tackle a pupil at the school, Lawrence did the honourable thing when he saw one of his pupils being attacked by a gang, he went to his aid. He really needn’t have bothered, the ‘victim’ is now also serving at Her Majesty’s Pleasure, for gun offences. Perhaps if he’d picked up that habit a little earlier, Learco Chindamo would be dead, Lawrence alive and the ‘victim’ precisely where he is now.

Not only did Learco Chindamo take the knife, he pulled it out with the full intention of stabbing someone, and when Philip Lawrence got in his way, he stabbed him straight in the heart. I find it very hard to believe that this thug has spent 14 years in prison and has come out a well rounded and fully rehabilitated individual.

Johnny Foreigner

Like 1 in 5 murders currently wasting millions of the taxpayers hard earned money, Learco Chindamo is a foreign national. The Home Office had tried to ensure that he was deported upon his release, but the scum fought it, and amazingly won.

Where was his country of origin, and what was so bad about it that he could not be deported? Italy. Yes, Italy, not Syria, Jordan or Iran, not somewhere where they may torture him, or persecute him, Italy, where many of us go on holiday.

The courts, if they can still really be called that (they are surely no longer the place where justice is administered), decided that his right to a ‘family life’ trumped the rights of the 60+ million Britons who pay for the court. This maniac and inevitable double murderer is to be let loose on society so that he can have a ‘family life’, apparently this isn’t possible in Italy.

They also decided that his rights also trumped those of Lawrence’s widow, who now has to live in fear of ever meeting him in the street, and live with the knowledge that Learco Chindamo will get to live out a full life, a right which he denied her husband.

A Killer by Another Name, Is Still A Killer

Despite the Home Office stating that he posed a genuine and present risk to the public, it is now claimed that he is:

‘reformed character’ with a ‘low likelihood of re-offending’.

Right, so someone who has no qualifications, left school very early and had spent the best part of his youth behind bars, is going to leave prison and become a valuable member of society and pose no risk to the public?

The man has zero chance of getting a real job, at least one that he will be satisfied with and so is highly likely to turn to crime, or are we to believe that he is in the 30% of ex cons that do not re-offend?

No doubt he will also be given a new identity, something that was unheard of just a few decades before, but is now becoming a regular occurrence for released high profile killers, and thus be able to get on with his life surrounded by people blissfully unaware of who he really is, or what he is capable of, until it is too late.

It is hard to believe that just a generation ago, people like Learco Chindamo were hung for their crimes, never again to trouble society, and never again to re-offend. Now the rights of the killers outweigh those of the victims and their families, indeed, I am sure it is just a matter of time before victims of crime are prosecuted for getting in the way of the troubled, poor and evil members of society.

Welsh Want a Big Dragon To Scare the English

Welsh Dragon

Welsh Dragon: The Welsh want to build a 200ft dragon to celebrate their achievements, but they are building it now, just in case they ever have any.

The 200ft dragon set to become the tallest sculpture in Britain | Mail Online

His gaze fixed towards England across the border, this ferocious dragon could be Wales’s answer to the Statue of Liberty or the Angel of the North.

This is the most ridiculous thing that I have heard in my life. What a complete waste of time and money and a totally pathetic symbol of a nation. I don’t think that there could be a more incongruous match between an animal and a people than this.

I mean, a white horse standing in a field? What were they thinking? At least the Welsh dragon has some class, but if the white horse was meant to represent England (or should that be Britain, as anything the English have is British, but anything the Welsh and Scots have is their own), then why a placid white horse? Or is that the point?

England should have a symbol that means something, like a roaring lion, even a statue of Boadicea not some lame horse that isn’t even rearing.

Welsh Dragon

Despite this, I do actually think that the Welsh dragon is a good idea. Something monumental, and something to be proud of, and not some useless junk modern sculpture (like the Angel of the North). We seem to so rarely build meaningful and long lasting monuments these days, other than modern, or abstract ones that won’t last more than a few decades.

But I do believe that they should pay for it themselves, i.e. in Welsh, not British (i.e. English) taxes as it inevitably will be.

However the part that I do not agree with is the ‘gazing menacingly toward England’ as that just takes things into the realms of complete fantasy, to even make such a thing even slightly believable, they are going to need a much bigger dragon, much bigger.

Sadly, I think that this will be little more than a pipe dream for Simon Wingett, which really will be a shame, I’d have loved to have seen it.