Tuesday, March 30, 2010

UKIP News Review

The biggest thing for UKIP today is the appearence of Nigel Farage on Hardtalk with Simon Sakur. As you would expect it is an in depth and difficult interview. If that was hard, then watch out for the first edition of this season's Have I Got News for You on Thursday.

The behaviour of MEPs, particularly those involved in regulating our biggest industry, the city, is displayed in the Times today,
Gallic charm was lost in translation

Jean-Paul Gauzès “is a professional European politician from the top of his head right down to the tips of his toenails”. It says so on his official website. As a member of the European Parliament, he was in London the other day to give the City a briefing on the directive on Alternative Investment Fund Managers. This professional politician conducted the briefing in French. He admitted that this was only his second visit to London in his 60-something years and he was off after lunch, as soon as he decently could. And he wouldn’t be too triste if hundreds of jobs went among London hedge funds and private equity managers. “I thought this was supposed to be a charm offensive,” breathed one hedgie.
Rather shows the contempt that they hold for us doesn't it?

John Bufton had a letter in the Wales on Sunday about the absurdly named Miaow Miaow (or rather better M-Kat)
"Drug and alcohol services have reported a large number of calls from youngsters using mephedrone. But talk of an immediate ban by the Government is highly premature thanks to EU rules which would stall such a move. Under the EU Technical Standards and Regulations Directive 98/34/EC the Government has to give the EU at least three months notification before it can change British legislation. I find it disgusting that the substance is already outlawed in many European member states but European law means it is impossible to enforce an immediate ban in the UK."
Bloom has a letter printed (not online) in the Grimsby Telegraph,
"Having been firmly warned that more than a couple of eggs a week was extremely bad for us, if not downright lethal, now we are being told to eat as many of the little blighters as we fancy. Turns out that they are not going to result in cholesterol-induced heart attacks after all and are, in fact, an excellent protein-dense food full of marvellous dietary goodies."
Old stories come back
Firstly the fact that the authorities are fingerprinting children at schools without parental permission is reported in the Mail and the Telegraph. Godfrey Bloom was campaigning against this years ago, so I suppose we should be glad somebody has noticed.

The other one is the financial an procurement disastor that is Airbus Industries military plane systems. Now we have the A330 tanker aircraft being trashed by the NAO as well as a cut in the order for A400 M - heavy lift craft.

Meanwhile in Green world we learn that that poster boy of panic, the gulf stream isn't under the threat suggested by the alarmists.

And it is mae clear that the Alamists have lost the political arguement (if not yet entirely the scientific one). James Lovelock he of Gaia and the high priest of global warming announces in the Guardian that democracy cannot be trustedOne of the main obstructions to meaningful action is "modern democracy", he added.
"Even the best democracies agree that when a major war approaches, democracy must be put on hold for the time being. I have a feeling that climate change may be an issue as severe as a war. It may be necessary to put democracy on hold for a while."
The scary thing is he, and many like him are serious.

They. Just. Don't. Get. It.
They are a threat to freedom, peace and civilisation. They are the cancer in our midst.

And as an amusing aside it seems that Mr Bercow has been authorising Private dicks.

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