Vicious Tories 264

We do not have a parliamentary system which can hold a government with an absolute majority to account, even when that government only gained 37% of the vote. This is a salutary video for all of us, but particularly my fellow SNP members who think that being on House of Commons committees will make a big difference. Watch it from 16.32.30 where Paul Flynn starts to explore the links between Liam Fox, Adam Werritty and Matthew Gould. As he threatens to uncover hidden truths, he is shouted down by Tory MP Robert Halfon and forbidden from speaking by Tory committee chair Bernard Jenkin.

The Tories will be even worse in this parliament.

Halfon has today been promoted to Deputy Chairman of the Conservative Party and given a seat in the Cabinet. He is a really nasty piece of work whose political career has been sponsored and financed by a very sinister figure named Poju Zabludowicz, who works closely with Mossad. It is appalling that Zabludowicz should be able to place his puppet into the centre of government, and shows yet again that money can buy power at Westminster, every time.

It is amusing that Cameron has been forced to put David Mundell into the Cabinet as Secretary of State for Scotland. Also interesting that in the present state of opinion Cameron was not able to put in a colonial governor from the Lords or an English constituency. But whatever else may be said in Mundell’s favour, nobody has ever described him as highly intelligent, I suspect not even his mum. So it will be interesting to see how he manages his extraordinarily sensitive brief.

Labour equally had no choice but Ian Murray – which means as a shadow cabinet member he will have to stop pretending he is opposed to Trident. As anti-Trident rhetoric was the thing that saved Murray (plus disgraceful media attacks on his SNP opponent), by forcing him to become pro-Trident Scottish Labour will make a strong bid to have no MPs at all.

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  • Mark Golding

    Sochi tomatoes was fair exchange this year for the Idaho potatoes Senator Kerry gave Lavrov last year. The Victory T-shirt also gifted to Kerry will serve as admonition for the US AWOL at Moscow 9th May remembrance.

    The US repartee is of course a cordial prelude to SOF Special operations (USSOCOM) in Ukraine assisted by SAS tacked on Delta force under the heading training and supply of purely ‘defensive lethal weapons’ a benevolent US oxymoron used to appease the UN.

    The US funded $30 – $80 million package is intended to prevent insurgency within Ukrainian government forces and negate Russia propaganda directed towards a wobbling nationalist Hromada.

    Unmanned K-MAX helicopters proven in Afghanistan are expected to supply weapons and ammunition to US trained pro-government forces at key strategic points in Eastern Ukraine.

    I am expecting a major breach of the Minsk deal and serious escalation of the Ukraine conflict as foreign troops are killed and injured and the charge placed soundly in Russia’s back-yard.

    That leaves us with the Kerry list of Russian media quotes, the home-grown tomatoes and an Idaho potato to replace the carrot on a stick.

    Don’t knock the irony, Clinton’s ‘red knob’ failed miserably.

  • Porkfright

    Habbacookie 6.54p.m. There is enough Trade Union legislation thanks to that infernal Tea Lady to sink a minesweeper. As you will know full well-there will be no attempt to alter a system which never fails to put Oxbridgers and public school classmates into power.

  • Habbabkuk (la vita è bella)

    Various Eminences and other Useful Idiots have been waxing indignant on here about how the Conservative Party could presume to govern Britain having gathered only 37% of the vote (and an even smaller percentage of all eligible voters). They have accordingly challenged the “legitimacy” of this government. Indeed, even the blog owner has written in this vein.

    In the light of this, I wonder if the same Eminences and Useful Idiots – and, indeed, the blog owner – will support, on this blog, the intention of the new government to make it a legal requirement that strikes can only take place if a certain minimum percentage of all trade union members concerned have voted in favour.


    Thank you, Porkfright. Anyone else? 🙂

  • Habbabkuk (la vita è bella)


    So you are in Poitou-Charentes and not in Burgundy, eh?

    I might be going through Poitou-Charentes one of these days. Let me have your exact address and I’ll call in to give you a good kick up your lazy arse.

    Cheers, mon ami!

  • lysias

    Labour peer Lord Janner attended the House of Lords 634 times and voted 203 times even after his dementia diagnosis:

    During a debate in November 2012 about the role of religion in the UK, he referred to his ‘very good friend’, Ed Miliband, then Labour leader.

    Janner talked about Mitzvah Day, a day marked by Jews ‘to help society, not financially, but by giving our most valuable asset: our time.’

    ‘My very good friend, the right honourable Ed Miliband, the leader of the opposition, recently described Mitzvah Day so accurately: ‘It is through thousands of small actions that we build our families and our communities. The fruits of Mitzvah – small tangible signs of hope and solidarity – show that the shared wealth of a nation is measured not so much in pounds and pence, but in the bonds of compassion, care, and community.’

    The list of Janner’s votes comes to an abrupt halt in November 2013, the month before police raid his home in Hampstead, north London as part of their investigation into him over allegations of sexually abusing boys.

    Exaro also publishes details of his attendance at the House of Lords, along with the allowances that he claimed. The claims are lodged with the House of Lords, and Janner’s last recorded days of attendance also end suddenly – in December 2013.

    “Compassion, care, and community.” It would be funny if it were not so disgusting.

  • Habbabkuk (la vita è bella)


    This might interest you as it is one person’s view of Saintes, the town you live in. I found it on a French forum. The only thing the doesn’t put into her litany of dislikes is regularly coming across a drunken English expatriate bum! 🙂

    “Me voici un peu plus d’1 an après notre installation. Et bien sauve qui peut ! Il me tarde de partir. En projet car quelle déception nous vivons ! J’ai cherché en vain le dynamisme de cette ville durant ce 2ème été. Et bien nous avons dû le chercher ailleurs. Merci royan merci ile d’oleron ! Vous nous avez sauvé de la morosité qui est la seule chose qui règne à saintes. Des trentenaires sauvages, mon fils s’ennuie. Un hôpital qui fait frissonner tellement le personnel est absent et incompétent ! Je finis ma grossesse ici et retourne dans la chaleur de notre région avec sa ville animée, son marché de noël existant. Et ses gens souriants. Bougez vous saintais ! Votre ville magnifique se meurt !”
    Ce que j’aime à SAINTES “Beaux patrimoine historique. Mais non entretenu.”
    Ce que je n’aime pas à SAINTES “Trop calme ! Rien à faire.”
    (novembre 2013)”

  • Daniel

    “With so many other things to be concerned about, you appear obsessed with Zionists here, there and everywhere.

    Why is that, Doug?”

    Perhaps you ought not to assume that all legitimate criticism of neoZionism be construed as an affliction of antisemitosis. You haven’t been in close contact with Becky Cohen by any chance have you?

  • Habbabkuk (la vita è bella)

    There is a certain poster on here who recently said that he posted only (and from a non-conservative standpoint)on matters in which he had background and expertise.

    This background and expertise consisted of his classical studies at Oxford (college still unidentified) and his service as an officer in the US Navy and these justified his frequent posts on various aspects of democracy on the one hand and on various military subjects on the other.

    I have noticed, however, that this poster also devotes considerable energy to posting on the subject of Jannerite paedophilia.

    Could he perhaps tell us where he acquired his background and expertise in paedophilia – was it at Oxford or in the Navy?

  • fred

    “The point of it is to at least try, and to be seen trying,you may not achieve the goal,but tell me oh cynical one, who else is their at Westminster to oppose the Tory slash and burn agenda?

    Not Labour that’s for sure they signed up for the Tory cuts.”

    That’s not what the evidence shows, the SNP have a record of supporting the Conservatives most of the time especially on financial matters.

    Surveys show SNP supporters to be to the right of Labour and on some things further right than the Conservatives.

  • Habbabkuk (la vita è bella)


    Are you Mr Scorgie’s boyfriend or do you just think he might not be able to answer for himself?

    I think we shouldn’t be told.

  • Daniel

    “Funny you should mention that,what about 2,200 architects and structural engineers,debunking 9/11

    Would that in your words “be something else.”

    The United States Census Bureau reported in 2008 that there are 233,000 architects and 2,495,000 engineers in the United States. Only 1,761 out of 2,728,000 joined Architects and engineers for 9/11 truth. That’s 0.065% of the total. And I haven’t even looked at whether the architects and engineers listed were in fields in any way relevant to the WTC.

    Although the tiny minority of “experts” and others who support the perspective of the denialists might know nothing about physics, structural engineering, ballistics or explosives, they still feel qualified to assert that the vast majority of experts in these fields are wrong.

    A prominent progressive writer said the following of such amateur detectives:

    “[They] proffer what they demurely call “disturbing questions”, though they disdain all answers but their own. They seize on coincidences and force them into sequences they deem to be logical and significant. Like mad Inquisitors, they pounce on imagined clues in documents and photos, torturing the data ­- as the old joke goes about economists — till the data confess. Their treatment of eyewitness testimony and forensic evidence is whimsical. Apparent anomalies that seem to nourish their theories are brandished excitedly; testimony that undermines their theories–like witnesses of a large plane hitting the Pentagon — is contemptuously brushed aside.”

  • RobG

    Lysias, here’s the Exaro piece that the Daily Mail article runs with:

    The Daily Mail piece does not of course mention Leon Brittan, Harvey Proctor, etc, etc, etc; the majority of these paedos are Tories, and if the public knew the truth about it Cameron & Co would have never got into Downing Street. The likes of Cameron and May have been actively covering-up child sex abuse and murder, and you won’t find that in the Daily Mail, a disgusting racialist, propagandist rag that in most civilised countries (ie, most of Europe) would be prosecuted for hate speech.

    Here’s the previous Exaro piece about Janner, published at the weekend…

    If they go after Janner they will eventually also have to go after all the others.

    Bye bye new Tory government, a large number of which will be in jail.

  • fred


    So you see no reason why there shouldn’t be a completely independent inquiry with power of subpoena and testimony given under oath then.

  • lysias

    My, my, somebody seems allergic to people reporting about Janner and other pedophiles.

  • Habbabkuk (la vita è bella)

    No, just recalling your own somewhat boastful words and wondering where you acquired your background and expertise in paedophilia.

    You did say Oxford and the US Navy, didn’t you? 🙂

  • Ba'al Zevul

    Surveys, Fred? A survey. A screenshot of part of a survey. Please find the Dundee University Survation survey from which that is taken and link to that. It would be interesting, among other things, to know when it was taken, for whom and on what population. Until then, it is meaningless.

    Now can we ask whether Labour is visibly less anti-independence than the Tories? Or why UKIP with its deeply horrible views was able to poach so many votes from both Labour and the Tories in England?

    Note for newcomers: Fred hates nationalists with a passion, because they are nationalists. Fred would certainly endorse the Tories’ perpetuation of austerity and dismissal of a fair society rather than join the SNP in opposing them. Although living in Scotland, Fred wishes to be ruled by doctrinaire Westminster neocons. As the recent SNP surge (after the SNP explicitly accepted its defeat on independence) shows, most Scots don’t.

    Fred has repeatedly called for Scots to accept the result of the independence referendum. Perhaps he would now gracefully accept that the SNP wiped the floor with the opposition last week because they alone offered an anti-austerity message and, in his turn, STFU?

  • Mary

    The attack puppy is switching from one target to another, getting no response. Pat him on the head Lysias but don’t tell him anything.

  • RobG

    Habba, I’m sure I could do a 30 second search on the internet and find English language posts that decry Folkestone, or Gloucester, or Nuneaton, or York, etc.

    Actually, Saintes is a very nice town. But what Brits have to understand is that France is a totally different culture.

    Let’s start with taxes: the basic rate of tax in France is about the same as the UK, at about 20%. The difference is what Brits call ‘National Insurance’, which whacks taxes in France up to about 40% of income, and that’s for the lower earners.

    But for this the French are taken care of from the ‘cradle to the grave’. Apart from having the best health care service in the world (consistantly voted so by the WHO), the French get almost unequalled levels of social security. For instance, if a French person is made unemployed they will get social security payments equivilant to what their wage was.

    The French also have 2 or 3 hour lunch breaks, and most of them don’t work at all on a Monday.

    In France the family unit is still a strong part of society.

    In most of France the weather is rather good and the wine is cheap.

    In France you won’t find potholes in the streets, or beggars. The infrastructure is top notch.

    On the French national railway (SNCF) you could go from somewhere like Limoges to Paris (equivilant of Manchester London) for about £15.

    Does this all sound like the socialist hell-hole that the Daily Rag portrays?

  • Daniel

    “So you see no reason why there shouldn’t be a completely independent inquiry with power of subpoena and testimony given under oath then.”

    That’s a straw man. The point is, unanswered questions relating to the official 9-11 Commission Report does not entitle conspiracy theorists to fill in the gaps with unsubstantiated “definitive” answers of their own.

  • lysias

    That’s a straw man. The point is, unanswered questions relating to the official 9-11 Commission Report does not entitle conspiracy theorists to fill in the gaps with unsubstantiated “definitive” answers of their own.

    But if you just say that the official report is false and do not offer your own account of what really happened, defenders of the official account will complain that you have not told them what you think really happened.

    Damned if you do, . . .

  • Habbabkuk (la vita è bella)

    Things must be serious if Mary’s defending you 🙂

  • John Spencer-Davis

    Craig Murray
    John Goss

    I am having serious problems getting an answer to my OPG100 application enquiring about when and to whom Lord Janner has granted lasting powers of attorney. Maximum response time is supposed to be 10 working days. 17 working days, 2 telephone enquiries and one e-mail reminder later and there is silence. I will get one, though.

    Kind regards,


  • Habbabkuk (la vita è bella)

    Why are some people who reject the official account of events so reluctant to give the version they believe to be the true one?

  • Daniel

    “Fred has repeatedly called for Scots to accept the result of the independence referendum. Perhaps he would now gracefully accept that the SNP wiped the floor with the opposition last week because they alone offered an anti-austerity message and, in his turn, STFU?”

    Giving selective credence to FPTP merely because the results suit ones agenda, is equally as unacceptable as being critical of it when it doesn’t. The truth is that 50 per cent of Scots who voted didn’t vote for the SNP.

  • lysias

    That new Daily Mail article on Janner that I linked to above says the following:

    According to registers maintained by the Office of the Public Guardian, Janner signed a ‘lasting power of attorney’ to appoint his son, Daniel, and the youngest of two daughters, Laura, a rabbi, to cover ‘health and welfare only’ on April 28, 2009. The power of attorney was registered on September 4, 2009.


    Janner signed a further power of attorney, to cover his property and financial affairs, on November 16, 2011. The power of attorney, granted to his son and two daughters, including Marion, was registered at the Office of the Public Guardian on June 15, 2012.

    Acting under that power of attorney, Janner’s three adult children transferred ownership of his home, valued at around £2 million, to themselves in March last year.

    The transfer of Janner’s home for free took place in the same month when police raided his office at the House of Lords.

  • lysias

    Can trustees transfer to themselves property belonging to the beneficiary of a trust for no consideration?

  • Daniel

    But if you just say that the official report is false and do not offer your own account of what really happened, defenders of the official account will complain that you have not told them what you think really happened.

    Damned if you do, . . .

    The point I’m making relates to the notion the WTC was brought down by controlled explosives. There is no evidence that it was.

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