Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Wrong Trump predictions due to omnipresent left-wing liars, propagandists, bullies

Luboš Motl's Reference Frame
Donald Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States of America. Congratulations!

He may have flaws but as far as I can say, he represents a much better direction for the future of America – and the West – than his competitor. His victory – perhaps 300 to 240 electoral votes or so – is sound and he won the popular vote by a percentage point, too. And as Ann Coulter has observed, if only people whose grandparents already lived in the U.S. were voting, Trump would have safely won all 50 states in a landslide.    .........Now it looks simple and obvious. My claims that the polls were "just like in the case of Brexit" were totally right. The whole media and polling machinery systematically tried to make the "politically incorrect" choice look weaker in both cases. The differences of percentages differed by almost 10% between the average forecasts and the reality.  .....I've mentioned that the errors of the forecasts – which underestimated the Trump-Clinton difference by 5-10 points – obviously cannot be statistical errors. This mistaken forecast can't be due to some accidental noise, isolated random mistakes in the agencies' prediction of the voters' behavior. Trump was heavily underestimated in virtually every group that claimed to provide us with the information. The large inaccuracies have to be due to a systematic error. .........."

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Why isn’t everyone on “the right” desperate to see Hillary lose?

This is from Mark Steyn: Laws are for the Little People.
Like everything else the Clintons touch, Comey’s FBI is hopelessly corrupted – and certainly more corrupt than J Edgar Hoover’s FBI, at least in the sense that Hoover was independent enough not to get rolled. The revelations of what happened reveal Comey to be a hack and a squish: he offered immunity to Hillary’s aides not to facilitate his investigation but to obstruct any further investigation; he allowed witnesses to Hillary’s crimes to serve as her “lawyers”; and he physically destroyed the evidence – that is, the laptops. A 6′ 8″ gummi worm would be more of a straight arrow.
Now come the latest revelations. Powerline’s John Hinderaker writes:
In the first page, an unidentified FBI employee says he was “pressured” to change the classification of an email to render it unclassified. This pressure came from someone within the FBI, who said he had been contacted by Undersecretary of State Patrick Kennedy, who “had asked his assistance in altering the email’s classification in exchange for a ‘quid pro quo.'” The quid pro quo was that, if the FBI would say the email was unclassified, the State Department would allow the FBI to “place more Agents in countries where they are presently forbidden.”
So, to add to the corrupt revenue agency and the corrupt justice department, we now have a corrupt national law enforcement agency and a corrupt foreign ministry – willing, indeed, to subordinate national security and its own diplomatic policy to the personal needs of Hillary Clinton. Needless to say, if you get your news from ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, The Washington Post, The New York Times, etc, etc, you will be entirely unaware of all this. Which is the way they plan on operating for the next eight years."

Friday, 14 October 2016

The life, and death, of a party.

A shining example of the declining influence of the legacy media is the storm this week over a decade old recording of Donald Trump making some lewd remarks. None of us have ever done anything like that, have we? After a firestorm of criticism by every organ of the media and being roundly condemned by all the old Republican dinosaurs who failed to stop him in the primaries, he comes out of Trump Towers the next day to be greeted by a large impromptu crowd of people cheering him on.
The beautiful people may have been thoroughly offended and scandalised by him, but the ordinary people couldn’t give a damn about the issue; they were just worried he’d cave under the pressure and withdraw from the race. He came out fighting rather than cowed, so the whole campaign of faux outrage by assorted media turnips, GOP dinosaurs and assorted SJWs essentially backfired on them all.
It is yet again a vivid illustration of how totally out of touch the GOP establishment are with popular sentiment. The last thing they should ever have done was to rush to condemnation and demand he withdraw, because it’s obvious he’ll never withdraw under any circumstances and his defiance of all the pressure he was put under gave him yet another chance to reprise his role as the plucky David up against the Republican/Media Goliath."

Google's "Fact Check" is a pathetic effort to distort the news

Luboš Motl's Reference Frame
At the end, the "Fact Check" label is a recipe or preparation for the censorship done by someone else. Some users of the Google News service are encouraged to only pick the officially "Fact-Checked" news. So from the viewpoint of those parties' readers, the non-Fact-Checked or negatively Fact-Checked articles are being censored. Is that really a good idea? Are you really sure that they can't convey an important idea or information that the people should be exposed to? Can't you see that due to the systematic collective bias of the self-appointed fact checkers, news being filtered in this way are becoming distorted as well?

It often looks to me that the left-wing media and their ideological soulmates are trying to restore the regime of the "only allowed opinion" that we have known in the totalitarian countries. But what these leftards are missing is that people in totalitarian societies were forced to behave as if they believed all the cr*p by aggressive sanctions, firing from jobs, and even prisons (and uranium mines).

Hillary's aßlickers, Google, and others: You just haven't conquered the full control over the citizens to the same extent to which the totalitarian machineries have done it. So you simply shouldn't expect that the result will be the same "unity of opinions" that was present in the totalitarian societies. Instead, Google may at most downgrade itself from a company that invented a great impartial algorithm to rate and order pages in the search pages to another company composed of activist leftards.

And that would be a truly sad case of degeneration because Google has done some great things.

Please, don't try to harm a particular candidate in the elections by these tricks and stop collaborating with all those whose self-evident goal is to do so. They're not honest, they're not impartial, they're not really more careful than others, they're not nice, and they are crippling your business. Thanks for your understanding, Google."

Can the EU survive Brexit?

Yet many of those who campaigned for a Leave vote from the Tory side are even less optimistic about what comes next for Brussels. “It’s doomed,” says Sir Bill Cash MP, chair of the European Scrutiny Committee and chief Maastricht rebel under John Major. “The monetary union system is full of internal contradictions and it can’t work. There’s no such thing as a one size fits all policy.” .....In other words, he reckons Britain has got out just in time. Collapse, he says, “is nearer than people think. The Greeks are a basket case, the Italians are in dire straits, the French economy is also in tatters, and Germany faces massive internal pressure from the AfD.”

EU Trades Trillions Outside Single Market

Guido Fawkes
People who really should know better are fetishising the EU ‘single market’. The single market is essentially a common regulatory regime. It is not necessary to be in the single market to trade across borders with EU member states. In fact the USA manages to do nearly two trillion dollars of trade with the EU annually without paying a penny for access to the ‘single market’, without having to accept uncontrolled immigration from Eastern Europe or being subject to any loss of sovereignty. Bear this in mind when you read hysterical articles in the newspapers… "

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Erdogan’s overthrow of freedom

In Turkey, the enemies of freedom are winning. Crippling fines are imposed on media that criticise the government, and laws criminalising investigative journalism are used to arrest writers. The end result is the erosion of independent media and a creeping culture of cronyism. A recent report by English PEN, Journalism Under Siege, exposed the gravity of the crisis facing press freedom in Turkey. In 2015, 30 journalists were in prison, and another hundred had been detained in some way. Almost a thousand bans on publications were issued, and more then 42,000 websites were banned."

Terror is the new normal for Germany and France

Update: This piece was written yesterday and so is already out of date. This morning two armed men entered a church near Rouen during Mass.  They took the priest, two nuns and a number of congregants hostage. It appears that they slit the priest’s throat before themselves being killed by French security forces.  Nobody can think of any possible motive, though people claiming that attacking Christians at prayer is not a traditional Islamist practice have clearly not paid attention to Iraq, Syria, Nigeria, Pakistan, Egypt or any number of other countries around the world."

Saturday, 2 July 2016

Brexit – an analysis in the aftermath.

As a friend confided to me in one general election, all the people and policies on offer are just different degrees of shit and none of them are the ones he’d go for. For once, the voter had a simple choice between going along with what every organ of the establishment was telling them they should do or waving two fingers at the lot of them. They duly turned out in record numbers to wave their fingers and despite the howls of outrage from the establishment and the rampant hysteria of the media in the aftermath of the results, they’d do exactly the same thing again, only more so if given a second opportunity.
For the last week the mainstream media in conjunction with an outraged establishment, have been hyper-ventilating their way towards an explanation of why such a simple exercise of basic democracy was somehow wrong because it came up with a result they didn’t agree with. ...........
The ongoing Euro crisis and the resultant serfhood for generations of the southern EU states to Brussels was the stumble, the unrestricted flood of shiftless migrants into Europe last year was the trip and Brexit is the fall which I think will break it unless it fundamentally reforms and backs off political union to its originally intended aim of a free market and nothing more – but I think the damage has been done.
All across the EU, the watching member states and their citizens, who’d been assured withdrawal from the EU was impossible, are starting to agitate for their own referendum. The only people responding to that democratic impulse are extremist parties who are gradually gaining political power as discontent seethes because it’s being ignored by the disconnected mainstream parties. They do so at their peril, as the British political establishment have just learnt to their cost.
A spectre is haunting Europe – the spectre of contagion."

Monday, 27 June 2016


Now a plot to block Brexit: Bitter losers gang up to scupper EU pull-out 17 million voted for

Daily Mail
British and European politicians are plotting to block the UK’s exit from the EU.
On a chaotic day in which the Labour Party went into meltdown, a campaign was started to force a second referendum. Tony Blair, Nicola Sturgeon, some pro-Remain MPs and a senior German official said a rethink was needed now the consequences of quitting the Brussels club were clear.Twenty one Labour frontbenchers have now resigned in a bid to replace Jeremy Corbyn with a pro-EU party leader. The plotters hope a general election can be held later this year before the start of the formal process of quitting. Last Thursday’s referendum could then be reversed. "
.....Mr Duncan Smith said the bid by the political elite to frustrate the will of the people was an ‘anti-democratic joke’. ‘There is a lot of bad losing here from the Europhiles,’ the former Tory leader told the Mail. ‘This was one of the biggest turnouts since the war and there is no justification for a second referendum whatsoever.’ 

ED : This is the elite trying to keep the "little people" in their place....

Friday, 24 June 2016

Brexit: a brilliant revolt against the political class

Spiked Online
So this is what democracy feels like. This is what a ballot-box revolt looks like. Yesterday the people asserted themselves. They made plain their dislike of the EU. And they did so against virtually the entire establishment. The leaders of capitalism, the vast majority of the political class, experts, academics, world leaders, global institutions, the liberal media and the celebrity set united to warn the little people, to hector and lecture them, about the dangers of rejecting the EU. And yet the little people did it anyway. They said No to the EU, and in the process revolted against a political and media establishment that thinks it knows better than us how Britain should be run. This was an uprising, a polite, quiet one, not only against Brussels but against the political class here at home, against those who rule. .......The establishment failed. It stands exposed as utterly disconnected, and morally impotent."

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: If you believe in Britain, vote Leave. Lies, greedy elites and a divided, dying Europe - why we could have a great future outside a broken EU

Daily Mail
Throughout this long and often acrimonious referendum campaign, the most striking fact about the Remainers is that they have failed to articulate a single positive reason for staying in the EU.
Instead, they have subjected voters to a barrage of scaremongering, with the aid of a once proudly independent Civil Service, pinning all their hopes on persuading the British people that the dangers of withdrawing from Brussels outweigh the many drawbacks of belonging to it. In doing so, they have had to seek the support of the likes of Jeremy Corbyn, Ed Miliband, Gordon Brown and Tony Blair — from the very party voters rightly rejected at the last election on the grounds that they couldn’t be trusted. "

Friday, 10 June 2016

Labour MP John Mann Comes Out For Brexit

Mr Mann later told Sky News the EU was "fundamentally anti-democratic" and the free movement of people under EU rules means "we can't plan anything".
He said: "If you're a Labour voter, a former Labour voter, a would-be Labour voter, it's perfectly acceptable for you to be voting out, and you'll probably be in the majority of Labour voters, possibly the large majority, in doing so.
"It's because people think that democracy needs to be shifted back to Britain."

Monday, 6 June 2016

Payola for the Hillary?

Andrew Bolt, Herald Sun (Australia)
Even by the standards of arms deals between the United States and Saudi Arabia, this one was enormous. A consortium of American defense contractors led by Boeing would deliver $29 billion worth of advanced fighter jets to the United States’ oil-rich ally in the Middle East.
Israeli officials were agitated, reportedly complaining to the Obama administration that this substantial enhancement to Saudi air power risked disrupting the region’s fragile balance of power…
But now, in late 2011, Hillary Clinton’s State Department was formally clearing the sale… At press conferences in Washington to announce the department’s approval, an assistant secretary of state, Andrew Shapiro, declared that the deal had been “a top priority” for Clinton personally…
These were not the only relationships bridging leaders of the two nations. In the years before Hillary Clinton became secretary of state, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia contributed at least $10 million to the Clinton Foundation, the philanthropic enterprise she has overseen with her husband, former president Bill Clinton. Just two months before the deal was finalized, Boeing ... contributed $900,000 to the Clinton Foundation...
Absolutely incredible. Why isn’t this a scandal? Why are the Democrats allowing Clinton to be their candidate?"

Jeremy Corbyn wants to stay in the EU. What happened to his principles?

last week’s featherweight entrants, we were onto some seriously heavyweight fibs this week. In truth there were only two contenders in this week’s EU dishonesty stakes. The first was Jeremy Corbyn’s lacklustre attempt to explain why after a lifetime’s Euroscepticism he is backing ‘Remain’   .........when it came down to it Jeremy Corbyn – just like David Cameron, Theresa May, Sajid Javid et al – decided to put his own political career ahead of his own principles or the interests of his country."

The week in EU deceptions

In any case, despite all these shenanigans, nothing this whole week could possibly surpass the vast panoply of porkies which got the week off to its start. The title ‘Fib of the week’ doesn’t really do justice to David Cameron’s appearance on Robert Peston’s ITV show last Sunday. It was a veritable mille feuille of fibbery. "

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

EU referendum: New figures reveal more than £670 million of EU spending was lost to fraud last year

More than £670 million of EU spending was lost to fraud last year, new figures have revealed.
The false claims were concentrated in Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary, Olaf, the EU’s anti-fraud office said, as it uncovered €888 million of rogue spending. It is a slight decline from €901 million last year but amounts to a major jump from €284 million in 2012. Four in ten EU officials found to have been implicated in fraud were not punished by their employers and only a handful were dismissed, the report also finds."

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

EU Referendum: challenging the collective delusion

Richard North
There is a world outside London – the same world from which Flexcit emerged – and The Harrogate Agenda. Westminster, one must recall, gave its powers to Brussels. Westminster politics is keeping us there. If we are ever to get our freedom, this is not the place we need to be looking."

Britain's long history of semi-detachment from Europe

Matt Ridley

Keeping the balance of power means resisting European power monopolies
My Times column on Britain's history with Europe:
[The prime minister argues that "when we turn out back on Europe, sooner or later we come to regret it" and cited 1704, 1805, 1914 and 1940 as examples. This is historical nonsense: in each case it was our separation from Europe that enabled Britain to liberate the continent from a monopolistic tyranny. Had we been integrated, the outcomes would have been different. I argued in my Times column that the existence of the Channel, and its narrowness, have made us inevitably involved in European affairs, but also inevitably resistant to absorption into European hegemonies.]
Whatever your views on Brexit, there is no doubting the peculiar agony of Britain’s relationship with its neighbouring continent. Ever since the day at the end of the last ice age that the sea broke through the chalky gorge between Dover and Calais, it has been our dilemma: are we separate from, or close to, the continent?
Such geographic determinism may seem facile, but consider that Japan is six times further from the nearest mainland than we are. If the Strait of Dover had been six times wider, we would never have joined the Common Market, because we would have had an even more distinct culture. If it had been one sixth as wide, we would be unlikely to be having this referendum because we would have been repeatedly incorporated into European empires and would feel far more blurred in our nationality."

In the name of science, Britain must leave the EU

Matt Ridley
This week we become subject to the tobacco products directive, which contains a disastrous own goal for public health, which will make it harder for smokers to quit by taking up vaping.  It bans advertising of vaping devices, bans stronger e-cigarette liquids, which are the ones that heavy smokers need if they are to quit, and it ties up the vaping industry in red tape so that its product range will drastically shrink. Public Health England and the Royal College of Physicians both think this will slow or even reverse the exodus from tobacco.
Why did this happen? Because big pharmaceutical companies lobbied hard in Brussels in favour of their prescription-medicine alternatives, patches and gums, while subsidized tobacco growers and the tobacco industry lobbied hard to have vaping devices included in a tobacco directive, even though they are not tobacco products."

The BBC's focus on immigration was a whole day of anti-Brexit propaganda

Sadly, my newfound respect for the BBC was dealt a blow yesterday when the broadcaster devoted an entire day of live programming to migration. With the hashtag #WorldOnTheMove, the BBC covered the subject from a variety of angles, including a report from Vietnam by Sarah Montague on the Today programme, an extended interview on the World at One with Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and a radio drama by the award-winning playwright James Graham entitled Where Shall I Go, What Shall I Do?
If you were looking for impartiality, you’d come to the wrong place. The entire day was like a 24-hour political broadcast for the Remain campaign."

David Cameron's EU sham exposed: Leaked letter reveals PM hatched anti-Brexit plot ... while still telling voters he could campaign to leave

Daily Mail
A pact between David Cameron and big business to scare Britain into staying in the EU was exposed last night.
A leaked letter suggests the Prime Minister was plotting with a multinational firm on how to hammer home the Remain case while still claiming he was prepared to campaign to leave.
He had been telling the Commons that he ‘ruled nothing out’ unless he won concessions from the EU.
The secret ‘mobilisation’ plan involved asking FTSE 500 companies to put in their annual reports warnings about the dangers of Brexit.
The strategy was discussed in a letter from Serco boss Rupert Soames to Mr Cameron 11 days before the latter’s renegotiation deal with the EU was complete. This followed a meeting a few days earlier."

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Barack Obama, our fair-weather friend, is wrong about the EU

You also have to be unusually well-engaged to understand that Obama’s foreign policy is disengaged: he has abandoned the Middle East and took a long time to care about Russian revanchism. So Barack’s advice comes from a very fair-weather friend. But few people will know that. ..... As the Telegraph pointed out yesterday, the EU is on the brink of collapse – it is British egocentrism to imagine we’re the only ones thinking of leaving.
The European Central Bank has had to institute pump-priming and low interest rates, squeezing savers. Greece is now a dead economy and, say experts, may have to quit the euro to reanimate its industry. Italy’s banks are rotten, bordering on collapse.
Meanwhile, the continent is attracting thousands of refugees and economic migrants: fuel to the fire......
Finally, there is that claim that the EU magnifies British influence. Obama writes: “You should be proud that the EU has helped spread British values and practices – democracy, the rule of law, open markets – across the continent and to its periphery.”
Mr President, you ought to know that the EU does not practice open markets but functions as a giant cartel protecting Europe against foreign competition. You should know that the EU constantly threatens the free operation of the City. You should understand that it has undermined British democracy by subverting Parliament."

Friday, 22 April 2016

Barack Obama has turned his back on democracy

Almost alone amongst US presidents, Obama has turned his back on this fundamental duty, and instead showed peoples who are struggling for sovereignty the superior sneer of the cold, haughty academic that he really is. ......Which brings us on to Britain’s own attempt to recapture ultimate control over our sovereignty from the European Union. Faced with the knowledge that foreign judges sitting in Europe and elsewhere can overrule – and in seventy cases since 1996 have indeed overruled – our own courts (including the Supreme Court), the British people are finally staging their own uprising: The British Spring. It should therefore come as no surprise that President Obama has lost no opportunity to come to London this week to try to stymie it. His actions are totally consistent with the central theme of his entire presidency: namely, to support governments against people and establishments against democratic uprisings, wherever he finds them. He stands in direct opposition to the longest and proudest tradition of the US presidency, and the British people should treat with derision his counsels on this issue, as on so many others."

Your advice on EU isn't wanted, IDS tells Obama: Senior Eurosceptic leads protests at being told to accept open borders when the US does not

Daily Mail
The MP for Chingford and Woodford Green said: 'If he believes it would be unacceptable for the American people – those he is actually elected to guide – I fail to see how it is appropriate for him to recommend that the British people continue to relinquish their right to democratic self-governance.'

Obama’s Threat to Britain

Guido Fawkes
Obama insisted the referendum decision is British voters’ and theirs alone… and then came the bombshell threat. The outgoing President secured tomorrow’s headlines by warning a US-UK trade deal post-Brexit “won’t happen any time soon” and claiming Britain “will be at the back of the queue”. Of course it’s because we’re in the EU that we don’t have a trade deal with the US. How will voters react when they see the US President threatening them on the News at Ten?
Also worth bearing in mind that currently with no trade deal in place with the US, the UK is the biggest investment partner already and the US is the biggest investor in the UK ($324 billion). UK investment in the US last year was $282 billion. Over a million Americans work for British companies and over a million Britons are employed by American companies. We are already at the front of the queue doing $56 billion of transatlantic trade last year…

The gospel according to Obama: President preaches at the British people and issues extraordinary warning that 'the UK will be at the back of the queue' for trade deals with America if it leaves the EU

Daily Mail
But Justice Minister and Vote Leave spokesman Dominic Raab immediately hit back at Mr Obama.
He said: 'The President made clear that uncontrolled immigration into the EU is a threat to national security. I agree - that is why it is safer to take back control so that we can stop terror suspects from Europe coming into the UK.
'He argued that he thinks it is in America's interests for the UK to stay in the EU but what is good for US politicians is not necessarily good for the British people.
'We want more international cooperation after we Vote Leave, but the EU is not fit for purpose, and cannot cope with the multiple crises we face like terrorism, Syria and mass migration.
'The US would not dream of opening its border with Mexico, so it is hypocritical for President Obama to insist that we do the same with Europe.' 

Obama Lets Rip In 'Blockbuster' EU Intervention

Sky News
Although Mr Obama said he hadn’t come to the UK "to fix any votes", he abandoned all diplomatic restraint about not meddling in another country’s politics. And he let rip! ......This has been the most controversial and provocative intervention in British politics by an American president in living memory. "

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

EU Facts: George Osborne's 'Brexit costs you £4,300' dossier decoded

By contrast, Open Europe, a think-tank, has suggested that getting rid of red tape could mean gains worth as much as 1.3 per cent of GDP and turn Brexit into a net economic positive for the UK.   The Open Europe paper may be hard for the Treasury to dismiss, since it was co-written by Mats Person, now an EU adviser to David Cameron in Downing Street."

7 risks in voting Remain - Daniel Hannan @DanHannanMEP

1. Deeper integration
2. More bailouts
3. A European Army
4. Rule by Euro-judges
5. Shrinking Europe
6. Refugee quotas
7. Treated with contempt      

The Government is doing everything in its power to rig the EU Referendum

Last week, just before the rules imposing limits on expenditure by the authorised Referendum campaign organisations, that faction splurged more than £9 million on the distribution of its dodgy dossier to every household in the country. More than Vote Leave, the Brexit campaign, will be allowed to spend in the ten weeks of the campaign.
It would have been far more informative and certainly more fair had Mr Cameron admitted that the laws made in Brussels override our UK law made in our Parliament and that our "Supreme" Court is inferior to the European Court.
The Government has done everything it can to rig the whole campaign to favour the Remain campaign, but despite that, the polls (for what they are worth) suggest that the two sides are pretty evenly divided and that the outcome may yet be decided by events between now and the referendum."

Why I think Brexit is the right choice - Michael Gove

It is a fact that the EU is a multi-national federation with no democratically elected leader or Government, with policies decided by a central bureaucracy, with a mock parliament which enjoys no popular mandate for action and with peripheries which are either impoverished or agitating for secession."

Tory MPs’ Verdict on Osborne "Fair to say Project Fear turned into Project Utter Crap today"

Guido Fawkes
Now Osborne is claiming tax will go up. This is getting childish and ridiculous. Next, plague of frogs if we #Brexit?#VoteLeave  "

Britain’s political class risks losing the authority to govern

Bruce Anderson is backing the Prime Minister David Cameron in his efforts to persuade the UK to stay in the EU. He explained why in a recent piece on CapX. Anderson’s friend, Lord Salisbury‎, a former Leader of the House of Lords, and a board member of CapX, disagrees forcefully and published an open letter in reply to Anderson. After a series of correspondence, Salisbury offers his concluding thoughts today."

Thursday, 7 April 2016

EU referendum: £9m cost of taxpayer-funded leaflet warning about the 'damage' of Brexit angers Eurosceptics

Mr Johnson, who attends Mr Cameron’s political Cabinet, called the leaflet a “complete waste of money” and said that it is a “biased and hysterical warning”.
Vote Leave, which is chaired by Michael Gove, the Justice Secretary, said it was a “disgraceful” use of public money and immediately accused Downing Street of announcing the leaflet “to distract from accusations over David Cameron’s tax affairs”.

Let’s be brutally honest: this remain campaign is failing

In contrast, the remain movement has so far been lacklustre, to say the least. Almost everyone seems to have left it to the prime minister. But David Cameron is hardly Mr Popular, and seems to be mimicking his general election behaviour: periodically rolling up his sleeves, and saying he’s getting on with it."

Do Remain campaigners think they’re the only ones with kids?

What strikes me as dodgier is to insist that we should vote Remain “for our children”. Do Euro-integrationists imagine that the rest of us don’t have children? Or that we don’t care about them?
Helen Lovejoy, the pastor’s wife in The Simpsons, has a tendency to shriek “Oh won’t somebody please think of the children?” in support of wholly contradictory positions. The writers of that venerable sitcom are brilliantly parodying the way in which some campaigners substitute facile moral posturing for rational persuasion. It’s the sort of thing that raises an occasional round of applause on Question Time (“Speaking as a mother, I find it disgusting…”) It’s a trifle disappointing when David Cameron indulges in the same tactic. "

Juncker Mail: Taxpayer Charged £9.3 Million For Pro-EU Leaflets

Guido Fawkes
26 million households will be sent the government’s pro-EU leaflets before the referendum at a cost of £6.4 million, with another £2.9 million spent on a social media campaign. The taxpayer is funding the Remain campaign on a massive scale…  "

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

When it comes to terror, isn’t it time we started listening seriously to Trump?

Daily Mail
Trump told me countries must tighten their borders in light of these terror attacks, especially to anyone related to an ISIS fighter in Syria.
Is he so wrong?
He told me he wants law-abiding Muslims to root out the extremists in their midst, expressing his bafflement and anger that someone like Abdeslam was able to hide for so long in the very part of Brussels he had previously lived.
Is he so wrong?
He told me America must make it far harder for illegal immigrants to enter the U.S. and thinks European countries should follow suit.
Is he so wrong?
He told me he believes there are now areas of many major European cities which have become poisonous breeding grounds for radicalized Islamic terror.
Is he so wrong? 
I didn’t feel I was talking to a lunatic, as many seem to view Trump.
I saw a guy, a non-politician unfettered by PC language restraints, who is genuinely furious at the devastation which ISIS is wreaking, and seriously concerned for the security of his fellow Americans and indeed, the citizens of Europe. "

The numbers say more Muslims mean more danger

Andrew Bolt, Herald Sun (Australia)
FOLLOW the numbers. They answer the question asked by journalists actually too scared to hear the truth: “Why Brussels?”
Why Brussels? Why have Muslim terrorists in Brussels this week slaughtered 34 civilians in the city’s airport and underground?
Why did Muslim terrorists from Brussels earlier join the Islamic State attack in Paris that killed 130 people?

Why did a Muslim terrorist in Brussels kill four people at the city’s Jewish museum? Why did Muslim terrorists from Brussels have a deadly shootout with police last year and again last week? Why have an astonishing 450 Belgian Muslims — the vast majority from Brussels — served with Islamic State?
The answer? There are now 300,000 Muslims in Brussels. That’s why."

Sunday, 20 March 2016

IDS has made Osborne’s downfall a certainty

We should expect Mr Duncan Smith to go out and campaign volubly for Brexit in a way about which he felt restrained hitherto. Other ministers may follow his lead. Some may come to regard, as he has done, the whole construct of a Conservative Government led by a clique that is not really conservative, and which is increasingly out of touch with opinion at the grassroots about Europe and a whole range of other questions, as unsustainable: and they will resign too. Mr Cameron says he is “puzzled” by what Mr Duncan Smith has done: if that is a true statement, then the Prime Minister proves his detachment not merely from his core supporters, but from some of his colleagues.
For Mr Osborne the week has been disastrous: a dismal Budget compounded by a resignation that humiliates him and damages Mr Cameron. The Tories are lucky that the official opposition is about as competent as a blind drunk driver: it has been left to the Conservatives to attack and undermine their own Budget. A half-decent Labour response, rather than the Marxist claptrap Mr Corbyn spewed out last Wednesday, would have put Mr Osborne in the departure lounge before now.
Three things are certain. We have not heard the last of Mr Duncan Smith; the Brexit campaign will now become louder, more aggressive, less compromising and more focused on what the public really care about, which is immigration; and Mr Osborne can forget becoming leader of the Conservative Party. One hates to resort to cliché, but every cloud has a silver lining: and poor George’s eventual downfall would appear to be just that."

Monday, 14 March 2016

Boris Johnson: Americans would never accept EU restrictions – so why should we?

There is no country in the world that defends its own sovereignty with such hysterical vigilance as the United States of America. This is a nation born from its glorious refusal to accept overseas control. Almost two and a half centuries ago the American colonists rose up and violently asserted the principle that they – and they alone – should determine the government of America, and not George III or his ministers. To this day the Americans refuse to kneel to almost any kind of international jurisdiction. Alone of Western nations, the US declines to accept that its citizens can be subject to the rulings of the International Criminal Court in The Hague. They have not even signed up to the Convention on the Law of the Sea. Can you imagine the Americans submitting their democracy to the kind of regime that we have in the EU?"

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

America would never join anything like the EU. Yet they urge us to stay

How would Americans like it if we argued that it is in our interests that the United States should forthwith be united with all the countries in their continent north of the Panama Canal — Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Belize, Honduras, El Salvador and Panama — into a vast customs union governed by a trans-national, unelected civil service. Let’s call it the American Union, or AU.
Imagine that Britain’s Foreign Secretary has just made a speech in Toronto saying he thinks America should join the AU in order to influence Mexico in the direction of free trade. The great and the good in America agree, because they think being part of the ten-country AU will prevent war, boost trade, help smaller nations compete with the behemoths of Europe and China, enable free movement of people, stand up to Russia, encourage scientific co-operation and ensure environmental protection.
Above all, we argue, it would show the world that America is not small-minded, xenophobic, protectionist and isolationist. To this end we think the AU should — er — agree a common tariff against imports from the poorer countries of South America and have free movement of peoples within but not from outside the union. We also think the United States should give up the dollar and use a common currency issued in central America, called the auro, sometimes known as the oreo, or if it is not ready to do that, should encourage others to use the auro, even though there is limited fiscal harmonisation, which bodes ill for the single currency. Oh, and the flag of the AU, consisting of ten radial yellow stripes on a blue background, should be prominently displayed alongside the Stars and Stripes."

Turkey is no friend of Europe – her behaviour is blackmail

Now, thanks to the migration crisis, the tables have turned dramatically, so that it is Ankara, not Brussels, that finds itself holding all the aces, a drastic change in circumstance the Turks are determined to exploit for their own advantage.
The most graphic illustration of Turkey’s new assertiveness emerged in Brussels in the early hours of Monday morning after Mr Davutoglu had invited German Chancellor Angela Merkel to dinner at the Turkish Embassy, ostensibly to discuss the terms of the refugee deal negotiated over several weeks by EU President Donald Tusk. Instead Turkey’s prime minister presented her with a completely new set of demands that read more like a ransom note than a bargaining position."

Sunday, 14 February 2016

How seven years of Obama created Trump


America has been run for nearly a decade by a clever incompetent. It's hardly surprising that the voters are revolting..... I had seen Obama at the primaries, and at the Democrat Convention. I had waited for him to speak intelligently and practically about the state of America and how he would put it right, but I waited in vain.  ......His stump oratory – especially his convention speech, delivered from a preposterous mock-Grecian stage set in Denver – was vacuous. He is clever and has a way with words: but his words contained little.   .......Racial tensions, which a black president was supposed to heal, seem worse than ever – remember Ferguson – and Mr Obama’s interventions have often been clumsy and grandstanding. He has failed to control immigration, even though (unlike in Britain) he has the sovereign power to do so. And America has largely rejected Obamacare, which displays all that can go wrong with massive state intervention. But if Mr Obama’s economic legacy is poor, his other achievements – or failings – are alarming. He has largely removed America from international conversations. After the disastrous interventions in the Islamic world after 2001 it is quite right it should think more deeply about such expeditions: but that does not mean the superpower’s global responsibility can be abdicated completely. ......Mr Obama’s international legacy is the repulsive sight of Vladimir Putin, whom he underestimated, ruling the roost, the barbarians of Isil (for dealing with whom he had no strategy) and a Europe mired in introspection.......
For much of America, Barack Obama is the last straw. He is the creator of Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. If one of them becomes president – and I wouldn’t rule it out – and the world doesn’t like it, they know whom to blame."

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Why the migration fiasco spells doom for Project Europe

The logic of the whole project – the Union as it has been, and still is, conceived – is unsustainable. Its contradictions and the consequences of its failure to live up to the grand unifying ideals of its founders, have now become so glaring that no one is even attempting to gloss them over. It is, of course, the great mass walk-in – the migration crisis – which has made this so inescapably clear. The EU was clearly incapable of coping in any rational and organised way with this phenomenon, even when its staggering growth had become entirely predictable."

Friday, 29 January 2016

Just how old do you think these migrant 'children' are? Alarming pictures of refugees - including 'the fastest 14-year-old in Sweden' - that shed light on a growing scandal amid Europe's asylum crisis

Daily Mail

  • Ahmad Farid claimed to be 16 but appears to have hair on his chin
  • Saad Alsaud is reported to have been the fastest 14-year-old in Sweden 
  • Youssaf Khaliif Nuur claims he is 15, but he is 6ft tall and is said to shave
  • Sweden has been overwhelmed with ‘unaccompanied minors’ in what critics suspect is a huge fraud"

  • Over in neighbouring Norway, a more robust system of checking migrants’ ages is now in place.
    Dental examinations — which are reliable indicators of the biological maturity of growing children — revealed nine out of ten ‘underage’ migrants were lying, and turned out to be older than 18."

  • Monday, 18 January 2016

    Ban Donald Trump? You’ll Have To Ban Ex-Muslims, European Leaders, And Me As Well

    So when Suzanne Kelly – a long-standing anti-Trump campaigner in Scotland – started a parliamentary petition, the media seized on it, failing to report that a) it was NOT in response to his comments about a moratorium on Muslim immigration to the U.S. and b) it was actually started BEFORE he even said anything of the sort.
    It was one socialist, who has been “investigating Trump’s activities and the objections of local residents to his golfing development for several years” who inadvertently triggered tonight’s parliamentary committee debate on effectively banning people from saying anything even remotely critical of Islam. It accidentally turned from a socialist crusade against property rights, to a socialist crusade in favour of an Islamic blasphemy law in Britain."

    Friday, 15 January 2016

    Switzerland copies Denmark and forces migrants to hand over possessions to help pay for their upkeep - but also claims 10% of any wages they earn for up to ten years

    Daily Mail
    • Migrants arriving in Switzerland are facing tough new integration measures
    • They must hand over possessions and are taxed 10% of future earnings
    • It follows an example set by Denmark which caused international outrage
    • The countries claim the measures are needed to pay for refugees' upkeep

    On yer bike! Norway will send 5,500 migrants who used legal loophole to cycle across the border back to Russia

    Daily Mail
    Norway's immigration minister has announced that refugees who exploited a legal loophole to enter the country on bikes will have to return to Russia. As many as 5,500 asylum seekers made the perilous Arctic crossing using cheap bikes to travel through the Storskog crossing last year. Norway has agreed to lay on a bus service back to Russia following concerns over the risks for the migrants walking and cycling back in the winter temperatures."

    Group of Syrian and Afghan migrant boys sexually assaulted three girls at Austrian school for MONTHS before police were notified

    Daily Mail
    • Police are investigating claims four migrant boys assaulted teenage girls
    • The boys, from Afghanistan and Syria, have been suspended from school
    • It is claimed the attacks and groping have been ongoing since November
    • Tensions remain after waves of sex attacks in Cologne on New Year's Eve

    The migrants Angela Merkel DID turn away: Syrians sent to German leader's offices by 'desperate' Bavarian governor are put on a coach straight back the next day

    Daily Mail
    • Migrants sent from Landshut on 340-mile bus journey to outside the Chancellor's office in the German capital
    • Bavarian politician had told Merkel he would send refugees to her office after warning her: 'We can't manage'
    • Peter Dreier said last year he would carry out the threat if district received more than 1,800 migrants 
    • Berlin said they would shelter the refugees last night, but they were sent back on a coach to Landshut this morning

    Thursday, 7 January 2016

    Germany’s Sexual Assault Chernobyl – Public Outraged As Media/Political Cover-Up Crumbles

    A stunning story has developed and it is thoroughly embarrassing Germany’s (naïve) policy of welcoming everyone and anyone, from anywhere, and with no border control to speak of. As the world has come to learn of the mass gang-sexual-abuse by a mob of a thousand men in Cologne during the New Year’s Eve celebrations, what we have witnessed is the Chernobyl of sexual assault. No one imagined possible in a civilized country."

    'Angela Merkel invited us': How baying asylum seeker sex mob taunted Cologne police after robbing and raping women

    Daily Mail
  • Shock new details of 'drunk and stoned' New Year sex mob in police report
  • Violent migrants taunted police by ripping up temporary residence permits
  • 'I'm Syrian. I must be handled in a friendly manner. Mrs Merkel invited me,' said one  
  • Report says women forced to 'run the gauntlet' of terrifying angry crowd
  • One officer said he'd never seen anything like it in 30 years his with force "

  • Huge influx of migrant men will lead to more sex attacks like those in Cologne, says analyst, as it's revealed Austrian police have ALSO covered up identical gang assaults

    Daily Mail
  • Some 106 women reported being assaulted in Cologne on New Year's Eve
  • Professor warns of dangers of influx of young male migrants into Europe
  • Dr Valerie Hudson claims sex crimes worsen in 'masculinised' societies
  • Police report describes women forced to run a 'gauntlet' past assailants
  • Austrian police have now admitted suffering a similar sex gang problem
  • But they covered it up from the public to 'protect the privacy of victims'

  • Tuesday, 5 January 2016

    DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Sending the wrong message on asylum

    Daily Mail
    But why on earth should he be claiming asylum in Britain? During his 5,000-mile journey from war-torn Sudan, he passed through a string of countries that could have offered safe haven – including France, his last point of call before the Tunnel. If all he needed was sanctuary, why didn’t he accept their hospitality? The answer of course, is that like hundreds of thousands of other migrants, Mr Haroun wants to settle here because the job prospects and benefits system are among the most attractive in the world. And by allowing him to remain despite having entered illegally, we send a message of encouragement to all migrants. If you can reach Britain – however risky the journey – you’re here to stay."

    Chunnel stroll to asylum in Britain: MPs say giving Sudanese migrant refugee status is sending out the wrong message to others

    Daily Mail

  • MPs have condemned decision to grant asylum to Abdul Rahman Haroun
  • Sudanese migrant charged after being found in 31-mile tunnel in August
  • But Haroun, 40, has now won asylum and will be allowed to say in Britain
  • Will now be given state-funded accommodation and £37 weekly allowance

  • A successful asylum seeker will be found a flat, house, hostel or B&B accommodation
  • A single asylum seeker can collect £36.95 each week from their local Post Office
  • They are entitled to free NHS healthcare as well as free prescriptions, dental care and eyesight tests