Gove versus May

It was much more than a cabinet spat

Ray Honeyford - 1984Ray Honeyford - 1984

It started off simply and it's only just begun, but the battle of words between Home Secretary Theresa May and Education Minister Michael Gove runs deep. This story has been taken down from the front pages of national newspapers and ironically fighting between rival Islamic factions in the Middle East played a big part in its removal. For anyone who has followed the Islamification of the UK this event has been illuminating. Initially it looked to be all about schools, but there was more. They public have felt abandoned as they watched the root causes of the dispute happen and have had to put up with the consequences in cities all across the UK. It has been convenient for large sections of the media to paint Gove as a neocon. May tripped up very early on this we can see with her remark implying that the problem with schools in Birmingham began in 2010. No it did not. If May and her counter-terrorism 'experts' really think this is so then this explains a lot. So where is the origin of this?

We could go back to the Ray Honeyford case of the mid-1980s. This was in Bradford but other cities could equally well have behaved the same way. Bradford also led the way with the problems following the publication of The Satanic Verses.

Terrifying jokes

Safe from what?

Is flying safe? Is flying safe?
Rod Liddle has an excellent article in the Spectator, its title is - "Would a terrorist really post a warning on Twitter"? Good question, as with all things Liddle the question or proposition he starts off with is simply a tool. It enables Liddle to have a rant, he's probably one of the UK's top ranters and after a slow start he gets onto the case. For the title of this rant refers to a man, Paul Chambers, who threatened to blow up his local airport and Liddle gives the extenuating circumstances which I urge you to read.

There can be no doubt that Chambers was stupid, equally, as Liddle suggests, there can be no doubt that the police over-reacted. The yawning gulf between the police and the public and remember it is the latter that funds the former, is getting wider all the time. It also widens in lock-step with the gap between the politicians and the public, and for mostly the same reasons. The UK police are now more politicised than at any time since Sir Robert Peel. The Association of Chief Police Officers, ACPO, is a highly politicised trade union in the manner of the National Union of Mineworkers of old when under the leadership of Arthur Scargill, only much more successful.

The battle of Wootton Bassett

It was obvious it would come to this.

Anjem ChoudaryAnjem Choudary

Anjem Choudary, the self proclaimed leader of al-Muhajiroun in the UK, wants to march down the High Street of the Wiltshire town to protest about the UK's involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan, see HERE.

The UK's part of the wars in both go back to the days of Tony Blair, not an auspicious start. For in his own way Blair was as much a villain then as Choudray is seen today. The reasons for the invasion of Iraq, the 'dodgy dossier' can be seen for what they are, lies. In his analysis of the war in Iraq, Ministry of Defeat (see below right), Richard North shows how chaotic the British Army's performance in Iraq was. It is also clear that the practical lessons from Iraq have not been learnt, Afghanistan looks to be heading the same way.

European First Amendment

Geert Wilders talks

Perhaps our Prime Minister Gordon Brown will remonstrate with the new American president, advising him against allowing 'dangerous' people into the USA. Geert Wilders proposes an European First Amendment and said in an interview in the States:

Thank you very much for inviting me. And – to the immigration authorities – thank you for letting me into this country. It is always a pleasure to cross a border without being sent back on the first plane.

Geert Wilders

House of Lords speech


Courtesy of Cranmer here is the speech that Jacqui Smith said would cause riots.

This is the text of what Dutch MP Geert Wilders would have said, had the British Government permitted him to do so:

London, Feb. 12, 2009

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much.

Thank you for inviting me. Thank you Lord Pearson and Lady Cox for showing Fitna, and for your gracious invitation. While others look away, you, seem to understand the true tradition of your country, and a flag that still stands for freedom.

This is no ordinary place. This is not just one of England’s tourist attractions. This is a sacred place. This is the mother of all Parliaments, and I am deeply humbled to speak before you.

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