• Britain Today

    Cloaking Hatred, Building Anger

    “Thomas Mair is a hero! Death is just what Jo Cox deserved!” A man who had said this about the murderer of Jo Cox MP would be a rather unlikely star turn at a “Counter Terrorism Conference”, don’t you think? Especially, one must hope, if he was there to bestow an “award” on police officers, in the company of another MP. It is an absurd scenario, no matter how many other “positive” elements might be found in the Mair fan’s story. Well, swap the assassinated Pakistani politician Salman Taseer for Jo Cox and try inexcusably sordid British reality. Last month the Pakistani preacher Muhammad Hassan Haseeb ur-Rehman was the big…

  • Britain Today

    Al Quds Day in London – Hatred Takes Wing

    A Call For Annihilation Here is one of the ugly scenes from Al Quds (Jerusalem) Day, the Khomeinist hatred march held on June 10 in London. Flanked by Hezbollah flags and an image of Ayatollah Khomeini, Mohammed Saeed Bahmanpour takes the stage and calls for the annihilation of Israel. Praise to God who eradicates the tyrants, praise to God who destroys the oppressors. Praise to God who hears the voice of the oppressed. I have a couple of messages today. One message for the Jewish people who are living in Palestine, the other message for the Zionist bunch who are occupying the Palestine, and the other messages is for the…

  • Britain Today,  Class warfare

    Is this really the only alternative to Corbynism?

    Wealthy Britons remain among the world’s most comfortable people, enjoying lavish homes, private medical care, top-notch schools and restaurants run by chefs from Paris and Tokyo. The poor, the elderly, the disabled and the jobless are increasingly prone to Kafka-esque tangles with the bureaucracy to keep public support. ….. “The hard left has never been very clear about what their alternative to the program was,” says Neil O’Brien, a Conservative lawmaker who was previously a Treasury adviser to Mr. Osborne. “Presumably, it would be some enormous increase in taxation, but they are a bit shy about what that would mean.” He rejects the notion that austerity is a means of…

  • Britain Today

    The Khomeinist IHRC versus Freedom of Speech

    If you’re a Khomeinist, freedom of speech is easy. You should have it. People you dislike should not. This week, the self-styled Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has provided yet another illustration of this core principle. Here’s the background. Stung by Sadiq Khan’s call to ban its Al Quds Day hatred march in London on June 10, the IHRC gathered far left supporters to sign an open letter demanding its right to freedom of expression be upheld. Salman Rushdie should be so lucky. Go back to 1989 for some of the ugly scenes in the UK after Ayatollah Khomeini called for Rushdie’s murder: What does IHRC director Arzu Merali make…

  • Britain Today

    Thought Experiments with Ismail Menk

    Imagine a prominent and deeply conservative foreign Christian preacher was on his way to the UK to address his followers. He is on record saying this: I was on a flight one day. I asked the bearded man seated next to me if he was a Muslim. He said yes, he was. I said “look, I don’t mean to be bad. I am about to change my seat because I am feeling a bit nauseous.” He says “you know what? We can actually get you locked up.” I said “for what?”. He said “because you are discriminating.” I said “what are you talking about? You can’t do that. I am…

  • Brexit,  Britain Today,  Russia,  Scotland

    It takes a Nationalist to love a Fascist

    Putin’s Lord Haw Haws – why does the UK continue to tolerate Russian propagandists and useful idiots? – this article begins. I can’t see how a liberal democracy can do anything but “tolerate” them. Still, it is marked how the arch nationalists, Farage and Salmond, are admirers of Putin and appear on Russia Today.  Meanwhile Nicola Sturgeon hit out at the “highly likely” poisoning. She is a less grandiose nationalist than her predecessor. She was annoyed with him appearing on Russia Today. Incredibly however, since the poisoning of Skripal, his daughter and Nick Bailey on the 4th of March – some of the loudest self-professed patriots in the land have…

  • Britain Today,  UK Politics

    British Prime Ministers in Transition

    After transitioning, these British PMs had the following careers (in chronological order, from bottom right) Sister Winnie Churchill – Senior Midwife, popular with her patients Alexandra “Sandra” Eden – debutante, married a banker Harriet MacMillan – Madam of a brothel, suing her cosmetic surgeon Harriet Wilson – lecturer in economics at Somerville College Edwina Heath – middle-class housewife in Surbiton Jenny Callaghan – changed her name to Mollie Sugden and starred in Are You Being Served Marcus Thatcher – Conservative Chancellor of the Exchequer Joanne Major – senior in the Accounts team, always helpful to her colleagues Antonia “Toni” Blair – media career and on the panel of Loose Women…

  • Britain Today,  Celebrities,  Law

    Go to Jail (Not)

    Dilemma 6 years in Ecuador embassy to avoid arrest 6 months in Wandsworth Prison for skipping bail Which would you choose? Wandsworth Prison – institutional food, dodgy fellow prisoners, mail bags to sew, no view 6 years in Ecuador embassy – unlimited internet, balcony, chance to influence American elections, visits from that Bay Watch chick and George Galloway…. Wandsworth here we come. As it happens, no. Handing down her judgment at Westminster magistrates court, the senior district judge Emma Arbuthnot said she was not persuaded by the argument from Assange’s legal team that it was not in the public interest to pursue him for skipping bail… Summers said that the…

  • Britain Today

    Just Yorkshire on Prevent – Just Rubbish

    Are the government’s “Prevent” anti-extremist policies well-crafted and working for the country? One way to find out is to look at the arguments of Prevent critics. If they are laughably poor, we are on the right track. Just look for dubious methodology, exaggerations, distortions, and outright lies. Well, today the charity “Just Yorkshire” will publish a report which should have Prevent supporters cheering, for it is transparently shambolic. “Racism and Islamophobia” “Prevent is built upon a foundation of Islamophobia and racism” is one of the report’s headline conclusions. This is completely out of order and outrageous. Senior politicians, including the former and current Prime Ministers, have repeatedly noted that terrorists…

  • Britain Today

    MEND and “Subliminal Islamophobia”

    Stirring up anger and division is a core mission for an Islamist agitation outfit. Even if you have to make things up. Is the story absurd? Yes, so let’s run with it! The MEND crew are adept in this trade. Have a look at this tweet from MEND activist Siema Iqbal. She wants to call The Guardian to account for a “sly” and “low” bit of “subliminal Islamophobia”. In some sports coverage mentioning two Muslim footballers. No, really. People like tweeter Saddique object. Iqbal is having none of it. And MEND’s CEO, Shazad Amin, steps in to back her. Indeed, Mr Amin has form in the “subliminal” area. Look at…