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Political Activism, Stupidity Or Just Bloody-Mindedness..?

May 24, 2014 1 Comment
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When a headteacher is involved it’s kind of hard to tell, isn’t it? Amanda Buck, who heads up Scott’s Park Primary School near Sundridge Park, stopped visitors from parking at the designated polling station this morning. Chairman of Bickley Conservatives, Kevin Taylor, said he went down to the school after receiving several complaints from locals. He thinks it was a deliberate attempt to deter voters and believes it may have…

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Paris mayoral debate: a new low for women and politics

March 27, 2014 5 Comments
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The first round of local elections in France took place last Sunday, March 24, 2014. The second round takes place this coming Sunday, March 30. The PS (Socialist) and UMP (Conservative) candidates for mayor of Paris — Anne Hidalgo and Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet (NKM), respectively — faced off last night in a debate co-sponsored by the digital channel iTele and RTL radio. The former TF1 newsreader Laurence Ferrari and current affairs…

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No, We Aren’t Becoming More ‘Left Wing’…

February 3, 2012 3 Comments
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Penny Young has the unenviable task of trying to break the news to CiF readers that the UK isn’t becoming more left-leaning and sympathetic to those looking to live off the sweat of others: Why are David Cameron and Iain Duncan Smith so confident that they can push through their welfare changes, capping benefits at £26,000, despite last’s night resounding rejection by the House of Lords? The answer might be…

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Look, It’s Basic Budgetary Logic!

January 13, 2012 4 Comments
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Croydon faces a reduction in the multimillion-pound funding it receives for looking after hundreds of young asylum-seekers. Oh noes! They’ll all be destitute! How will they cope!!! The UK Border Agency (UKBA) is to revise one of the grants following a 26 per cent drop in the number of children who are cared for by the council. Hang on. A drop? So…..the money is being cut because there’s not so…

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It’ll end in tears. If we’re lucky.

December 13, 2011 1 Comment
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The stitch-up fiscal union proposed by Merkozy (cf. Élysée Treaty) is merely a relaunch of the existing Stability and Growth Pact but this time with the teeth and claws necessary to force compliance by defaulters like France weak economies like Greece, nations coerced or conned into the Euro by Franco-Germany and their pals in the Euroclub of gravy-train-riding elites, against the interests of the peoples of Europe’s nations. Whether F.U. goes through…

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Victory? For whom?

September 30, 2011 11 Comments
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Victory? For whom?

“Town halls are to be shamed into bringing back weekly bin collections, it was revealed yesterday. In a victory for householders and the Daily Mail, ministers unveiled a £250million fund to restore them. Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles said councils will now have ‘no excuse’ to maintain hugely unpopular fortnightly schemes. ‘My view has always been that people expect a weekly collection,’ he said.” Yes, and the reason people expect…

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You Will Follow The Party Line Or Else!

August 23, 2011 5 Comments
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A city councillor could be censured by Labour Party colleagues after backing the restoration of the death penalty. For having an opinion that differs from the party line? How very Soviet… … party officials said they were concerned that she commented on the controversial issue because she is the group whip of the city’s Labour group of councillors. A whip’s role is to make sure that councillors vote in a…

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Nostalgia For The Eighties; It’s In Fashion…

August 9, 2011 12 Comments
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Oliver Wright in the ‘Indy’ on the riots, desperately trying to proclaim them as the ‘inevitable result’ of lessons left unlearned after the last Broadwater Farm-related shindig: When the ashes had been cleared, the events at Broadwater Farm lead to much soul-searching about community relations and the economic viability of one of London’s poorest areas. How much has changed? Well, it seems the answer is ‘Not a lot’. Bernie Grant,…

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‘Women And Minorities Hardest Hit!’

August 6, 2011 5 Comments
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No, really: Moves to impose an annual limit on benefit payments to the unemployed will affect single mothers and ethnic minorities hardest, the Government’s own analysis of the controversial policy has concluded. And a resounding ‘So what?!’ is hollered back… The planned cap was announced at last year’s Conservative conference by the Chancellor George Osborne, who argued it could not be right for families on benefit to receive more than…

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You Really Shouldn’t Be Surprised…

August 4, 2011 10 Comments
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The Christian electrician who won the right to display a palm cross in his work van has been suspended from his job, it emerged last night. Oh..? After a public outcry over the case, he won an agreement with his employer, Wakefield District Housing, in April that he could return to work.But last night he accused WDH, where he has worked for 15 years, of failing to honour the agreement.…

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‘Apocalypse ASAP.’ Really? And then what?

June 24, 2011 5 Comments
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A cause for pause, is James Higham’s post about the Frankfurt (Marxism) School. It is salutary to recognise the source, breadth and depth of the encroaching darkness and to see so clearly delineated the anti-human foulness of those who have brought it about. To grasp the enormity of the destruction they have wrought out of their arrogant belief in the overriding, ineluctable truth of their theory. To survey the effect…

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That Law Of Unintended Consequences Strikes Yet Again…

June 21, 2011 9 Comments
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The Localism Bill, currently going through Parliament, suggests making any fields, paddocks or buildings regularly used by the public “community assets”. This means that the community has a right to try and buy the land or property if it ever changes hands. Note that – a right to try. But it’s enough to put the wind up potential buyers, of course. But why to we need such a law? The…

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Couldn’t Run A Whelk Stall, Never Mind A Nursery…

June 6, 2011 10 Comments
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Cherry Tree Nursery in Hob Moor is closing in August – putting 13 jobs at risk – because managers say it is “no longer financially viable”. Well, that’s sad, but it’s a recession, after all, and businesses go to the wall every day, so… Oh. The nursery was established eight years ago as part of Hob Moor Primary School and was unique in being a commercial venture but staffed by…

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Some Good News, Some Bad…

June 4, 2011 6 Comments
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The public believes that judges have been too ready to issue gagging orders to enable celebrities and rich business people to protect their privacy, an opinion poll for The Independent discloses today. I can only assume that came as a shock to the ‘Indy’, so fair play to them for printing it, instead of quietly junking the report… People appear to have little sympathy with those high-profile film, television and…

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Bring Me Your Angry, Your Violent, Your Hooded Masses Yearning To Smash Windows…

June 3, 2011 20 Comments
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Activists have been given an open invitation to protest in Brighton and Hove. /facepalm The new ruling party in Brighton and Hove has said it is a “duty” for protesters to take to the streets and express their anger at cuts to public services. What could possibly go wrong? Their comments have lead to fears the city could become a destination for demonstrations and business leaders have warned the move…

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