So what does the name tee2i mean?

Well it's shorthand for the independence index. This blog takes independence seriously. There's no problem, in principle, with a country being part of a confederation or partnership, the UK is part of NATO. But the EU is a failing confederation and our independence was threatened by membership, so we voted to leave. There's also the independence of thought which must, obviously, lead to free speech. The popularity of cancel culture must be challenged. Also politics is more than about leaning left or rightward on any issue, it's far more subtle than that. It's all down to the quality of life so let's aim high. It's our right to do so.

Saving the planet?

Archived Stop Press article

Spanish factory trawler Spanish factory trawler Breaking news: fisheries minister Jonathan Shaw has said that the dumping of thousands of tons of dead fish back into the sea because of EU fishing quotas is "immoral". An estimated 880,000 tonnes of dead fish or 'discards' are thrown back into the North Sea every year in order to comply with the Common Fisheries Policy quotas. Where has he been the last few years? It has always been immoral. In some waters off Scotland discards account for about 90% of some fish catches. Mr Shaw said: " The crisis of throwing fish back is immoral, we don't want that to continue so we have to find a balanced range of measures to ensure that the fishing industry is sustainable and we have the conservation measures in place." Does he mean continuing to allowing huge factory trawlers in vast numbers to hoover up every fish and crustacean in sight? His solution is ...increase the cod quotas! Leave the EU say I, save the oysters.

'O Oysters,' said the Carpenter,
'You've had a pleasant run!
Shall we be trotting home again?'
But answer came there none --
And this was scarcely odd, because
They'd eaten every one.
Lewis Carroll. Through the Looking-Glass

No-one blamed

Stefan Kiszko, mum and auntieStefan Kiszko, mum and auntieRonald Castree has been given a life sentence for the murder of the little girl Lesley Molseed 32 years ago. The judge also castigated him for allowing an innocent man to spend 16 years in jail. Stefan Kiszko was wrongly accused of Lesley's murder, suffered unimaginable horrors in Wakefield and Grendon Underwood prisons and, as a result, became a schizophrenic. He died soon after his release as did his mother. However, it was not only Ronald Castree who was at fault.

Ex-Muslim Council

Ex-Muslim Council
 of GermanyEx-Muslim Council of GermanyHuman rights activists founded the 'Central Council of Ex-Muslims' in Germany in February 2007.. Its leader Iranian born Mina Ahadi hopes to turn this into a pan-European movement. The rationale is to form a counterweight to Muslim organisations that fail to represent secular Muslims and to give help to those who wish to renounce their faith. As expected Mina is now under police protection after having received death threats.

Human Rights are lucrative.

Shabina BegumShabina BegumCherie Blair gave a lecture at Chatham house, organised by the Radio 4 Today programme and the Royal Institute of International Affairs. There was no mention of fees but she said that:\"Culture and religion cannot be used as an excuse for discriminating against women.\"

Because I say so

kids love energy companieskids love energy companiesGreat Britain is leading the world in saying that it will cut carbon emissions by 60% by 2050. Note the words in saying that ; our own civil servants at the new DTI , forgettably named the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, say, in a leaked document, that even the EU Renewable Energy Target of 20% by 2020, that Tony Blair signed up to, is impossible. At present renewable sources provide 2% of our energy and they say that even a 9% total renewables target by 2020 is really pushing it and would cost us an extra £4 billion per year. Nonetheless, what's a few billion here or there? That's another expensive problem for Alistair Darling, who is, poor man, between a rock and a hard place.

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