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.

A bit late

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The eyes have itThe eyes have itActing leader of the Liberal Democrats,Vince Cable has refused to meet King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, citing suppression of women, corruption and religious intolerance amongst his reasons. In Saudi Arabia Christianity is forbidden yet we allow Saudi money to come to Britain to fund : mosques, schools, madrassas and other Islamic organisations. The largest religious building in Britain, the proposed East London mosque would be funded by Saudi. It's a bit late Vince. In some areas veiled women abound and toddlers can be seen piling into madrassas of an evening. Are you sure they are all enjoying themselves Mr.Cable? Would one of these ladies dare answer if you asked? They are not all young and politicised. Many are elderly and look worn out.

Neuspeak

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our heroine MEPour heroine MEPThe European Union has produced some very expensive, elaborately produced comic books. For example Troubled Waters 1997 tells the story of a young, beautiful, female MEP who is working on a water directive. There is a dastardly plot by a swarthy, ugly male businessman who pours toxic waste into a river. It is utter drivel yet it is so bad it's mesmerising. In The Raspberry Ice Cream War 1997 children travel back in time to find that Europe used to consist of people having wars about ice-cream and they give these people a lesson in democracy and a peaceful Europe without frontiers. Very silly but quite chilling.
The latest effort has yet another beautiful, busty MEP fighting the foreign devil on our behalf and producing yet another right-on comic called Operation Red Dragon , 10 years of propaganda and plus ça change...
The CIB have produced some booklets for schools to counteract EU propaganda See here.

Mind the gap

But they're only bothered about schoolsandhospitals.....

a small leap forward?a small leap forward?

One third of the UK's current generating capacity will be out of use by 2015, a third of our power stations will be worn out or against EU pollution laws as North Sea Oil dries up. Our government states that world consumption of energy will increase 50% by 2030 , so there will be a lot of competition for resources. Whatever your views on nuclear energy, the government is dithering and these plants need to be being built pretty soon if they are to fill the energy gap and they need to sort out who is to pay for the disposal of the waste. The government states in its energy white paper that we'll need to increase our 'gas import capacity' by 15-30%. This is not a particularly secure way to fill the gap. Norway may look upon us kindly but many other potential gas suppliers may not.

The EU has thought up a figure of achieving 10% of energy from renewable sources by 2010 . To reach this target the UK will have to produce 6% more in the next couple of years! Government is already thinking up spin as to why this will not happen. Mr Blair also said we would reduce our carbon emissions by 30% by 2020 and 60% by 2050!!! And the EU proposes a 20% cut in TOTAL energy consumption by 2020. Golly.

Get it together!

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Poll tax riotsPoll tax riotsThe poll tax protests worked because the issue was clear as was the method of protest , namely non or delayed payment and violent or rowdy demonstrations. Other protests have been ineffective. The road pricing petition was just ignored ( the government has now found it too difficult to enforce because of logistical problems.) It only claims that it is listening to people. To the government's relief most people now consider the Downing Street petitions to be a joke. Demonstrations do not help, as shown by the peaceful Stop the War marches (though the involvement of the Socialist Workers' Party and Respect could not have helped). Political parties do not help. There are hundreds of tiny parties fighting their patch so it is divide and rule. Legal protests do not work. The government and the EU have such byzantine bureaucratic systems in place that it is virtually impossible to find out anything. It is said that about two thirds of the population are against the EU treaty/constitution, yet the Eurosceptic organisations cannot even form a decent coalition.

No more faith schools please.

The rights of the child. Really?

Peace wall, separating peace schools.
West BelfastPeace wall, separating peace schools. West Belfast There should be no more faith schools, there should be a separation between church and school. Just under 30% of our schools are faith schools, at present these are mostly Christian and Catholic. In Northern Ireland, Angela Smith, the NI Office education minister turned down Rowellane Integrated College for funding. She allegedly did so in order to placate politicians opposed to integration. The school is being built using private funding and is, at present, using mobile classrooms. Rowellane is massively oversubscribed as are Northern Ireland's other 58 integrated schools. The IEF Integrated Education Fund was established in 1992 and aims to fund more integrated schools.

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