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The Rise of the Rothschilds

July 5, 2014 Comments Off
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Sometimes a post is clearly for the blogger’s own site, sometimes it’s clearly an OoL affair. Sometimes it needs to go on both as a reference archive. This is a long piece, no doubt garnering few comments, if any but that’s no reason not to put it up – better to have a reference bloggers can use than hidden away in the minutes of some select committee. Ken Craggs is…

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The NHS and switching GPs

May 6, 2014 Comments Off
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Guestpost by Wiggia: http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/doctors/Pages/patient-choice-GP-practices.aspx In October this year, patients will, in theory, be able to switch GPs. Oh joy, some of us will say, but of course, as with all things, it seems there is a catch. This will only be possible if the practices have signed up to the scheme in the first place. Well, there’s a surprise. The obvious problem is that in rural areas and areas such…

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Miller and small government

April 10, 2014 3 Comments
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Wiggia writes: A trend running through the general commentary on the Maria Miller affair, has been why have we a “culture” minister in the first place, it is an unnecessary dept. A recent HOC select committee report said that a third of all MPs or PPS would have ministerial status, the report suggested that 70 – 80 was sufficient and that from MPs. The increase has been relentless over the…

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The EU, UKIP, the Harrogate Agenda, Autonomous Mind

February 13, 2014 21 Comments
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The EU, UKIP, the Harrogate Agenda, Autonomous Mind

By Wiggia: There is something very strange going on, with the three main parties worried that UKIP might at last have enough potential votes to effect there status quo, those who in the past broadly supported the party and Farage are putting the boot in. The reasons to a degree are valid if the minutiae of things said or printed or indeed not are examined in that way. § http://autonomousmind.wordpress.com/2014/02/10/it-has-been-laid-out-clearly-but/…

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Lord Smith and the Environmental Agency

February 3, 2014 Comments Off
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Lord Smith and the Environmental Agency

From Wiggia: The Environment Agency has been getting a lot of stick recently, especially over the flooding in the Somerset Levels. Now nobody can stand in the way of nature when conditions are way above anything that can be anticipated and nobody ever will, but this authority has undoubtedly failed in its duty of maintenance time and again regards rivers and watercourses. A little bit of history spells out that…

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Quote of the (last) month

January 5, 2014 4 Comments
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  With apologies to Julia who runs her own consistently good feature…   I want to make it clear that I am not calling liberals fascists. There’s a big difference. A fascist would invade Poland. A liberal would just whine about Poland being homophobic and try to get it fired.

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Replies to comments on ‘Like There’s No Tomorrow’

January 4, 2014 2 Comments
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I’m having difficulty today answering all the comments on my recent post here http://www.4liberty.org.uk/2014/01/01/like-theres-no-tomorrow/ and since people have done me the courtesy of commenting (and politely to boot) and as I have cased offence in at least one case, Ithought I’d do this as a work-around. Mike CunninghamJanuary 1, 2014 and the reason for the display of that disgusting symbol which reigned over such bestialities as Belsen, Dachau and Auschwitz…

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Like there’s no tomorrow

January 1, 2014 21 Comments
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Like there’s no tomorrow

I work for the underclass. I also work for a bunch of other people who are in the financial mire – temporarily or permanently – and from which I suspect no amount of health insurance and voluntary pension saving could ever have diverted them; pace my purist libertarian former comrades. Basically, a major part of my job is to help the unemployed or over-parented to understand and sometimes to do…

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Do not criticize Islam

September 24, 2013 16 Comments
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A bit late from Wiggia [my fault] but better than not at all: Is David Cameron really stupid, or is he prepared to quash any criticism of Islam at any cost, today’s quote on the Kenya terrorist attack “These appalling terrorist attacks that take place, where the perpetrators claim they do it in the name of religion, they don’t.” and finishes: “They don’t represent Islam or Muslims in Britain or…

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More immigration please …….

September 4, 2013 8 Comments
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More immigration please …….

By Wiggia: More immigration please……………….. Two conflicting reports from the Office of Budget Responsibility and the Equality Human Rights Commission are symptomatic of the muddled thinking when it comes to immigration, the OBR report published in July is only available in PDF form so a report on the report is a good guide to the contents. http://niesr.ac.uk/blog/migration-and-public-finances-long-run-obrs-fiscal-sustainability-report Much of the OBRs report is based on assumptions and as with all…

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Continuing blight of the PFIs

August 11, 2013 2 Comments
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Continuing blight of the PFIs

By guest poster Wiggia PFI a blight…………… Last week on the Today program, I caught a small part of a conversation between Mark Porter, Chairman of the BMA and Chris Hopson CEO of the Foundation Trust Network, a sort of umbrella association that 95% of the hospital trusts belong and which from what I can gather advises on strategy, management etc for these trusts. The piece I heard was when…

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And finally

May 28, 2013 6 Comments
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No decent person can fail to condemn without equivocation the arson attacks alleged to have been made on mosques in Grimsby and Braintree. Violence of any sort can have no place in a democratic society and we are in no way defending the alleged attacks by individuals who may be members or supporters of a network of working class community associations prominent in run-down areas of cities across the country.…

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What a load of Shite

May 21, 2013 2 Comments
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What a load of Shite

From Guestposter Amfortas on the smoking situation downunder, showing this PC phenomenon is not just over here: BAN on smoking could be the death knell for Tasmania’s agricultural shows, the chief of the Hobart Show says. Royal Agricultural Society of Tasmania chief executive Scott Gadd says his staff will not police the new rule at the Hobart Show in October. The former top public servant is angry at the smoke-free…

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Benefit of the Doubt(er)

April 18, 2013 9 Comments
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By Amfortas: The raging of Global Warmists against the doubters, calling them ‘Deniers’ and worse, often much worse, seems not matched by the doubters’ considered and more instructive observations about them. There is something deeply psychological about the disconnect in GW fanatic’s minds which, although I spent 25 years as a psychologist, frankly I just cannot be arsed figuring out. In Oz we have an arch-GW apologist/defender/advocate who is also…

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TPA latest

April 12, 2013 3 Comments
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At the Conservative Party Conference in 1983, at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, Margaret Thatcher famously reminded the audience that there “is no such thing as public money; there is only taxpayers’ money.” The economic reforms that she introduced were based on a simple idea: You should be allowed to spend your own money supporting yourself, your family and your community. Instead of seeing it handed – thanks to taxes…

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