Monday, 29 November 2010

I want the State to take me clubbing

Our good friends at Lambeth Council have decided to rearrange the deck chairs on the Titanic as they are faced with "revenue shortfalls"

Rather than simply cutting non essential services and saving money, they intend to hand their budget over to their "clients" to spend how they wish. You read that correctly. Rather than stop spending they have decided that their "clients" know how best to spend the millions that pour through the council.

So a "client" can now demand what he wants as long as it is within his "budget" It is called "Survive and Thrive" and will keep the army of Marxist pen pushing busybodies employed and their pensions topped up.

An example

Billy has learning difficulties and needs help from the State. He has a personal assistant for 21 hours a week. But now, he can tell the personal assistant what to do. So we have the tail wagging the dog.

This is what Billy demands from the State

  • Your job is to help me live the life I want and help me to learn new things. You must respect my choices, help me to make my own decisions and stay in control of my life.
  • Support me to go out and make new friends
  • Come clubbing with me until 3am (one Saturday a month)
  • Help me improve my computer skills to use Facebook and do shopping online
  • Support me to walk my dog, make sure he gets enough exercise and keeps healthy
  • Any other things I may need
Source Page 72

So now the State will take Billy clubbing, walk his dog and help him on Ebay and Facebook. And send the bill to you and I. It is a Fabians wet dream. Total financial and physical control of "citizens".


Friday, 26 November 2010

All Going Pete Tong For EUSSR

What a tragedy! The EUSSR is in mortal danger of collapsing in recriminations as the peasants refuse to obey orders in Ireland.

The markets are already circling the walking corpse that is Portugal's economy, and have ear-marked Belgium as next in line....

How long will the Germans put up with handing their hard earned "real" Euros over to the feckless to piss away?

It will only take one country to say "Fuck this for a game - I'll have my sovereignity back, and you and your overpaid tossers and troughers can fuck the fuck off!" and the whole house of cards will fall down.

Best of all, those cunts on the EUSSR gravy train will have to try and find proper jobs and can say goodbye to their gold-plated pensions,

Sooner the better!!

The Penguin

Wikileaks "Insurance"

What the Government would rather you didn't see. Or publish. Off you go....

Thursday, 25 November 2010

a Reminder

Dear Bristol constabulary. You are required by law to display your numbers when on active duty. As we keep telling you. And keep telling you. And keep telling you. Otherwise we cannot tell whether you are just another common thug drunk on violence and power.

Remember, we are your employers. Consider this a final written warning

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

A valuable lesson

As teenagers and students protested today, I was interested to see the vested little interests of those who either attended or supported their actions.

My vested interest in supporting their actions is that they will have learned a valuable lesson. The State is not your friend. It will lie to you, cheat , steal your money and then shit in your face (or kettle your children) if you give it the chance.

I don't agree that higher education should be free, I don't agree that those who work on minimum wage should be forced to fund the Aromatherapy degrees of future merchant bankers. Most of the students today have parents who spend more on golf club/gym membership per year than it would cost to put their children through that ultimate priviledge, university.

But I very much do support them in their anger at lying Politicians. They were sold a pup. We always are and better to learn that lesson in the freezing cold and hungry, trapped in a crowd by menacing agents of the State than happily and blindly voting for more of the same every five years.

They will have seen the power of the State when you simply hold it to account and it "disagrees".

Wait until they get a job and see how the Government treats them. The Irish are just about to find out just how brutal a hungry State can be

Monday, 22 November 2010

Bonded Labour

As we all now, slavery is abolished in the West and only continues within Africa and the Arab world. Bonded Labour however is more common than you think.

What is Bonded Labour?

Bonded labour - or debt bondage - is probably the least known form of slavery today, and yet it is the most widely used method of enslaving people. A person becomes a bonded labourer when their labour is demanded as a means of repayment for a loan. The person is then tricked or trapped into working for very little or no pay, often for seven days a week. The value of their work is invariably greater than the original sum of money borrowed.

Who are the bonded labourers?

Entire families treated like cattle on farms in India, Pakistan and Nepal and the 7.15 to Waterloo; migrant agricultural workers forced to remain on ranches in Brazil; and the organised export of women into domestic and sexual slavery in Europe. Huge promises made by Politicians ensure that most of the labour of the worker goes straight to the Government and the remainder must be used by the worker for housing and food.Bonds (future tax revenues of the workers) are sold by governments to each other, enslaving even the unborn into the system. The average child in Briatin is now born "owing" £90,000 to the plantation owner.

Bonded labour is expanding due to poverty and the global demand for sources of cheap, expendable labour and credit and the greed of the State to own all money.

UK Bonded labourers are not allowed to smoke, drink, or eat anything that may affect their productivity. they are also now forced to work well into old age to show a good return on "investment" for their masters.

Just this morning, the UK plantation owner added another £300 each to the debt of UK labourers to help out a neighbouring plantation owner who has not been working his labourers hard enough

Is bonded labour new?

No, it has existed for thousands of years. In South Asia it is rooted in the caste system (class system in the UK) and flourishes in agriculture, in cottage industries, the banking sector and in factories and in the West the future labour of your children is traded in "Government Bonds".

Debt bondage was also used as a means of trapping indentured labourers into working on plantations in Africa, the Caribbean and South-East London, following the abolition of the slave trade.

Bonded labourers are forced to work to repay debts their employer or Government says they owe, and they are not allowed to work for anyone else or simply do nothing. Various forms of force are used to make sure they stay. In many cases they are kept under surveillance, sometimes under lock and key. In Britain, if you refuse to hand over your earned money to the Government, you will be placed in jail.

There are extreme examples of chained labourers kept under armed guard in Pakistan. Poverty and threats of violence force many bonded labourers to stay with their masters, since they would not otherwise be able to eat or have a place to sleep, although in Britain, bonded labourers are forced to provide their own housing and food.

Poverty, and Politicians prepared to exploit the desperation of others lie at the heart of bonded labour. Often without land or education, the need for cash just for daily survival forces people to sell their labour in exchange for a lump sum of money, salary or a loan.

Despite the fact that bonded labour is illegal in most countries where it is found, governments are rarely willing to enforce the law, or to ensure that those who profit from it are punished. It is what allows them to thrive and control vast populations. Leaders of the Governments are all multi millionaires.

source (with apologies)

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Tiocfaidh ár lá

Well, that didn't take long did it? Ireland is now owned by the European Central Bank and the IMF because it's politicians would prefer to continue promising the Earth in return for power than acknowledge that the State is unaffordable.

Rather go cap in hand to the Slavemaster for more potatoes for the promised banquet than throw off the shackles and grow their own potatoes, for themselves. You could have simply decided to live within your means and tell your Politicians that your children will not pay the debts of bankers, drunk on power. But no, rather than leave the Plantation, you have decided to pay for the new fence the new owners will require to keep their "investment" safe.

If the English Landowners were bastards, just wait till you see what hell you have bequethed your children.

Your day has come, you've got a new Bloody Sunday. I await another generation of Martyrs.

Saturday, 20 November 2010

a Nation of Victims

Slicing up the "benefits", ready for "distribution" to the "vulnerable"

I don't watch much TV but I gather "Children in Need", the annual begfest by millionaire BBC TV presenters and a chance to wheel out Lenny Henry happened again last night. Apparently, it has raised £18 million to help the most deprived children in this land of ours.

A noble cause, you may think, until a little research shows exactly what "deprived" consists of in these days of "everyone is a victim, everyone needs help".

Firstly, I noticed that the Welsh are celebrating that they managed to dig deep into their pockets and raised the amazing sum of £1M. It took Tom Jones and the Millennium stadium, some pop bands and the like to manage it, but never the less, £1M was raised. For good causes. Then I wondered how much of the £18M will be sent to Wales in the form of grants etc.

£6,206,540. One third of what was raised yesterday by the nation will be handed to the Welshers. source

Are the Welsh really so deprived? Well, £85K was desperately needed in Cardiff by SEF Cymru

This project will increase learning within Somali youth through acombination of curriculum based and culturally specific educational activities in an out of school environment, to promote integration and tackle disaffection.
Do the young boys of Barry really need weekly dance lessons at a cost of £45K? (Cue: Ron Broxted in the comments) I don't know. What I do know is that society is addicted to handouts. Everyone in modern society is a "victim". Everyone needs "support" with other peoples money and grubbing vested interests stretch out their wirey grasping fingers for public cash wherever they can find it.

We have bred a society of dependents. Our Politicians have feasted on this mentality. It is their raison d'etre. The more they promise, the more votes, the more dependence, the more money, the more victims

If you want to be free of Government, you will have to learn to stop gorging the crack cocaine it offers anyone who asks. I suspect Wales, the North East and Scotland are simply too far gone and too comfortable in their self inflicted malaise to bother even turning up for addiction therapy, but until the beast that is Government is starved and we learn to live without its stolen handouts of our fellow citizens money, we are nothing more than slaves to it. We need rehab from the State or it will enslave us all.

BBC Children in Need receives not one penny from the Old Holborn household. Instead, I gave £5 to two youngsters who offered to wash my car this morning instead

Friday, 19 November 2010

Starve the Bankers on December 7th

Fed up with our masters simply handing over our (and that of our childrens) money over to banks? The French certainly are.

So on December 7th, you can take part in a bloodless, non violent piece of lawful rebellion just by walking up to the cashpoint and withdrawing as much money as you can.

A simple, peaceful act of defiance aimed to remind those who control our every waking moments that the entire system is based on our labour and our money and ultimately, it belongs to us, not them.

Perfect. Rather bizarely, here is Eric Cantona to explain.

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Iraq voting records

I notice the police are arresting people and banning websites that list the voting records of our MPs with regards to Iraq.

So here's the list. Obtained from that evil spreader of hatred, the BBC and the Government themselves

How Labour voted on Iraq
The Labour MPs who backed a rebel backbench amendment that the case for war with Iraq was "unproven".

  • Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington)
  • Graham Allen (Nottingham North),
  • John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead),
  • Tony Banks (West Ham),
  • Harry Barnes (Derbyshire North East)
  • John Battle (Leeds West),
  • Anne Begg (Aberdeen South)
  • Andrew Bennett (Denton & Reddish)
  • Joe Benton (Bootle),
  • Roger Berry (Kingswood),
  • Harold Best (Leeds North West)
  • Richard Burden (Birmingham Northfield),
  • Ronnie Campbell (Blyth Valley),
  • Martin Caton (Gower),
  • Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell),
  • David Chaytor (Bury North),
  • Michael Clapham (Barnsley West & Penistone),
  • Helen Clark (Peterborough),
  • Tom Clarke (Coatbridge & Chryston),
  • Tony Clarke (Northampton South)
  • Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead),
  • Iain Coleman (Hammersmith & Fulham),
  • Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North).
  • Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central),
  • Tom Cox (Tooting),
  • Ann Cryer (Keighley),
  • John Cryer (Hornchurch),
  • Jim Cunningham (Coventry South),
  • Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow),
  • Valerie Davey (Bristol West),
  • Denzil Davies (Llanelli)
  • Terry Davis (Birmingham Hodge Hill)
  • Hilton Dawson (Lancaster & Wyre),
  • Jim Dobbin (Heywood & Middleton),
  • Terry Davis (Birmingham Hodge Hill)
  • Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras)
  • Brian Donohoe (Cunninghame South),
  • Frank Doran (Aberdeen Central),
  • David Drew (Stroud),
  • Huw Edwards (Monmouth),
  • Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East & Mexborough)
  • Paul Farrelly (Newcastle-under-Lyme),
  • Mark Fisher (Stoke-on-Trent Central),
  • Paul Flynn (Newport West),
  • Hywel Francis (Aberavon),
  • George Galloway (Glasgow Kelvin),
  • Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow),
  • Ian Gibson (Norwich North),
  • Roger Godsiff (Birmingham Sparkbrook & Small Heath)
  • Patrick Hall (Bedford)
  • David Hamilton (Midlothian)
  • Fabian Hamilton (Leeds North East)
  • Doug Henderson (Newcastle upon Tyne North),
  • David Hinchliffe (Wakefield)
  • Kate Hoey (Vauxhall)
  • Jimmy Hood (Clydesdale)
  • Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North),
  • Brian Iddon (Bolton South East)
  • Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central),
  • Glenda Jackson (Hampstead & Highgate),
  • Helen Jackson (Sheffield Hillsborough),
  • Jon Owen Jones (Cardiff Central),
  • Lynne Jones (Birmingham Selly Oak),
  • Martyn Jones (Clwyd South)
  • Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool Walton),
  • Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith),
  • David Lepper (Brighton Pavilion),
  • Terry Lewis (Worsley),
  • Iain Luke (Dundee East),
  • John Lyons (Strathkelvin & Bearsden),
  • Christine McCafferty (Calder Valley),
  • John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington),
  • Ann McKechin (Glasgow Maryhill),
  • Kevin McNamara (Hull North),
  • Tony McWalter (Hemel Hempstead),
  • Khalid Mahmood (Birmingham Perry Barr),
  • Alice Mahon (Halifax),
  • David Marshall (Glasgow Shettleston),
  • Jim Marshall (Leicester South),
  • Robert Marshall-Andrews (Medway),
  • Chris Mole (Ipswich),
  • Julie Morgan (Cardiff North),
  • Tony McWalter (Hemel Hempstead),
  • Denis Murphy (Wansbeck),
  • Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West),
  • Diana Organ (Forest of Dean),
  • Albert Owen (Ynys Mon),
  • Linda Perham (Ilford North),
  • Peter Pike (Burnley),
  • Kerry Pollard (St Albans),
  • Gordon Prentice (Pendle),
  • Andy Reed (Loughborough),
  • Joan Ruddock (Lewisham Deptford),
  • Martin Salter (Reading West),
  • Malcolm Savidge (Aberdeen North),
  • Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow Govan),
  • Philip Sawford (Kettering),
  • Brian Sedgemore (Hackney South & Shoreditch),
  • Debra Shipley (Stourbridge),
  • Dennis Skinner (Bolsover),
  • Alan Simpson (Nottingham South),
  • Marsha Singh (Bradford West),
  • Chris Smith (Islington South & Finsbury),
  • Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent),
  • George Stevenson (Stoke-on-Trent South),
  • Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough),
  • Gavin Strang (Edinburgh East & Musselburgh),
  • David Taylor (Leicestershire North West),
  • Jon Trickett (Hemsworth),
  • Paul Truswell (Pudsey),
  • Desmond Turner (Brighton Kemptown),
  • Bill Tynan (Hamilton South),
  • Rudi Vis (Finchley & Golders Green),
  • Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North),
  • Robert Wareing (Liverpool West Derby),
  • Brian White (Milton Keynes North East),
  • Alan Williams (Swansea West),
  • Betty Williams (Conwy),
  • Mike Wood (Batley & Spen),
  • Tony Worthington (Clydebank & Milngavie),
  • Tony Wright (Cannock Chase),
  • Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey),

Conservative MPs who backed the rebel amendment.

  • Peter Ainsworth (East Surrey)
  • Richard Bacon (South Norfolk)
  • Kenneth Clarke (Rushcliffe)
  • John Gummer (Suffolk Coastal)
  • John Horam (Orpington)
  • Edward Leigh (Gainsborough)
  • Dr Andrew Murrison (Westbury)
  • Richard Page (South West Hertfordshire)
  • Anthony Steen (Totnes)
  • Sir Peter Tapsell (Lough & Horncastle)
  • Andrew Turner (Isle of Wight)
  • Andrew Tyrie (Chichester)
  • Robert Walter (North Dorset)

    All Liberal Democrat MPs voted for the rebel amendment.

    The Labour MPs who backed the government, by opposing the amendment that the case for war with Iraq was "unproven".

  • Irene Adams (Paisley North)
  • Nick Ainger (Carmarthen West & Pembrokeshire South)
  • Bob Ainsworth (Coventry North East)
  • Douglas Alexander (Paisley South)
  • Donald Anderson (Swansea East)
  • Janet Anderson (Rossendale & Darwen)
  • Hilary Armstrong (Durham North West)
  • Candy Atherton (Falmouth & Camborne)
  • Charlotte Atkins (Staffordshire Moorlands)
  • Adrian Bailey (Co-op West Bromwich West)
  • Vera Baird (Redcar)
  • Kevin Barron (Rother Valley)
  • Hugh Bayley (York, City of)
  • Nigel Beard (Bexleyheath & Crayford)
  • Margaret Beckett (Derby South)
  • Stuart Bell (Middlesbrough)
  • Hilary Benn (Leeds Central)
  • Liz Blackman (Erewash)
  • Tony Blair (Sedgefield)
  • Hazel Blears (Salford)
  • Bob Blizzard (Waveney)
  • David Blunkett (Sheffield Brightside)
  • Paul Boateng (Brent South)
  • David Borrow (Ribble South)
  • Keith Bradley (Manchester Withington)
  • Peter Bradley (Wrekin, The)
  • Ben Bradshaw (Exeter)
  • Kevin Brennan (Cardiff West)
  • Gordon Brown (Dunfermline East)
  • Nick Brown (Newcastle upon Tyne East & Wallsend)
  • Russell Brown (Dumfries)
  • Des Browne (Kilmarnock & Loudoun)
  • Chris Bryant (Rhondda)
  • Andrew Burnham (Leigh)
  • Stephen Byers (Tyneside North)
  • Richard Caborn (Sheffield Central)
  • David Cairns (Greenock & Inverclyde)
  • Alan Campbell (Tynemouth)
  • Anne Campbell (Cambridge)
  • Ivor Caplin (Hove)
  • Roger Casale (Wimbledon)
  • Ian Cawsey (Brigg & Goole)
  • Ben Chapman (Wirral South)
  • Dr Lynda Clark (Edinburgh Pentlands)
  • Paul Clark (Gillingham)
  • Charles Clarke (Norwich South)
  • David Clelland (Tyne Bridge)
  • Ann Clwyd (Cynon Valley)
  • Vernon Coaker (Gedling)
  • Ann Coffey (Stockport),
  • Tony Colman (Putney)
  • Robin Cook (Livingston)
  • Yvette Cooper (Pontefract & Castleford)
  • Jean Corston (Bristol East)
  • Ross Cranston (Dudley North)
  • Jon Cruddas (Dagenham)
  • Dr Jack Cunningham (Copeland)
  • Tony Cunningham (Workington)
  • Claire Curtis-Thomas (Crosby)
  • Alistair Darling (Edinburgh Central)
  • Wayne David (Caerphilly)
  • Ian Davidson (Glasgow Pollok)
  • Geraint Davies (Croydon Central)
  • Janet Dean (Burton)
  • John Denham (Southampton Itchen)
  • Parmjit Dhanda (Gloucester)
  • Andrew Dismore (Hendon)
  • Jim Dowd (Lewisham West)
  • Julia Drown (Swindon South)
  • Gwyneth Dunwoody (Crewe & Nantwich)
  • Angela Eagle (Wallasey)
  • Maria Eagle (Liverpool Garston)
  • Louise Ellman (Liverpool Riverside)
  • Frank Field (Birkenhead)
  • Lorna Fitzsimons (Rochdale)
  • Caroline Flint (Don Valley)
  • Barbara Follett (Stevenage)
  • Derek Foster (Bishop Auckland)
  • Michael Foster (Worcester)
  • Michael Foster (Hastings & Rye)
  • George Foulkes (Carrick, Cumnock & Doon Valley)
  • Mike Gapes (Ilford South)
  • Barry Gardiner (Brent North)
  • Bruce George (Walsall South)
  • Linda Gilroy (Plymouth Sutton)
  • Paul Goggins (Wythenshawe & Sale East)
  • Jane Griffiths (Reading East)
  • Nigel Griffiths (Edinburgh South)
  • Win Griffiths (Bridgend)
  • John Grogan (Selby)
  • Peter Hain (Neath)
  • Mike Hall (Weaver Vale)
  • David Hanson (Delyn)
  • Harriet Harman (Camberwell & Peckham)
  • Tom Harris (Glasgow Cathcart)
  • John Healey (Wentworth)
  • Ivan Henderson (Harwich)
  • Mark Hendrick (Preston)
  • Stephen Hepburn (Jarrow)
  • John Heppell (Nottingham East)
  • Stephen Hesford (Wirral West)
  • Patricia Hewitt (Leicester West)
  • Keith Hill (Streatham)
  • Phil Hope (Co-op Corby)
  • Alan Howarth (Newport East)
  • George Howarth (Knowsley North & Sefton East)
  • Kim Howells (Pontypridd)
  • Beverley Hughes (Stretford & Urmston)
  • Kevin Hughes (Doncaster North)
  • Joan Humble (Blackpool North & Fleetwood)
  • Alan Hurst (Braintree)
  • John Hutton (Barrow & Furness)
  • Adam Ingram (East Kilbride)
  • Huw Irranca-Davies (Ogmore)
  • David Jamieson (Plymouth Devonport)
  • Brian Jenkins (Tamworth)
  • Alan Johnson (Hull W and Hessle)
  • Helen Jones (Warrington North)
  • Kevan Jones (Durham North)
  • Tessa Jowell (Dulwich & West Norwood)
  • Eric Joyce (Falkirk West)
  • Gerald Kaufman (Manchester Gorton)
  • Sally Keeble (Northampton North)
  • Ann Keen (Brentford & Isleworth)
  • Ruth Kelly (Bolton West)
  • Fraser Kemp (Houghton & Washington East)
  • Jane Kennedy (Liverpool Wavertree)
  • Piara Khabra (Ealing Southall),
  • David Kidney (Stafford)
  • Andy King (Rugby & Kenilworth)
  • Oona King (Bethnal Green & Bow)
  • Jim Knight (Dorset South)
  • Dr Ashok Kumar (Middlesbrough South & Cleveland East)
  • Dr Stephen Ladyman (Thanet South)
  • David Lammy (Tottenham)
  • Bob Laxton (Derby North)
  • Christopher Leslie (Shipley)
  • Tom Levitt (High Peak)
  • Ivan Lewis (Bury South)
  • Helen Liddell (Airdrie & Shotts)
  • Martin Linton (Battersea)
  • Andy Love (Edmonton)
  • Ian Lucas (Wrexham)
  • Tommy McAvoy (Glasgow Rutherglen)
  • Stephen McCabe (Birmingham Hall Green)
  • Ian McCartney (Makerfield)
  • Siobhain McDonagh (Mitcham & Morden)
  • Calum MacDonald (Western Isles)
  • John MacDougall (Fife Central)
  • John McFall (Dumbarton)
  • Anne McGuire (Stirling)
  • Shona McIsaac (Cleethorpes)
  • Rosemary McKenna (Cumbernauld & Kilsyth)
  • Andrew Mackinlay (Thurrock)
  • Tony McNulty (Harrow East)
  • Denis MacShane (Rotherham)
  • Peter Mandelson (Hartlepool)
  • John Mann (Bassetlaw)
  • Gordon Marsden (Blackpool South)
  • Eric Martlew (Carlisle)
  • Michael Meacher (Oldham West & Royton)
  • Gillian Merron (Lincoln)
  • Alun Michael (Cardiff South & Penarth)
  • Alan Milburn (Darlington)
  • David Miliband (South Shields)
  • Andrew Miller (Ellesmere Port & Neston)
  • Laura Moffatt (Crawley)
  • Dr Lewis Moonie (Kirkcaldy)
  • Margaret Moran (Luton S)
  • Elliot Morley (Scunthorpe)
  • Estelle Morris (Birmingham Yardley)
  • Kali Mountford (Colne Valley)
  • George Mudie (Leeds East)
  • Chris Mullin (Sunderland South)
  • Meg Munn (Sheffield Heeley)
  • Jim Murphy (Eastwood)
  • Paul Murphy (Torfaen)
  • Dan Norris (Wansdyke)
  • Mike O'Brien (Warwickshire North)
  • William O'Brien (Normanton)
  • Martin O'Neill (Ochil)
  • Bill Olner (Nuneaton)
  • Sandra Osborne (Ayr)
  • Nick Palmer (Broxtowe)
  • Ian Pearson (Dudley South)
  • Anne Picking (East Lothian)
  • Colin Pickthall (Lancashire West)
  • James Plaskitt (Warwick & Leamington)
  • Chris Pond (Gravesham)
  • Greg Pope (Hyndburn)
  • Bridget Prentice (Lewisham East)
  • John Prescott (Hull East)
  • Dawn Primarolo (Bristol South)
  • Gwyn Prosser (Dover)
  • Ken Purchase (Wolverhampton North East)
  • Joyce Quin (Gateshead East & Washington West)
  • Lawrie Quinn (Scarborough & Whitby)
  • Syd Rapson (Portsmouth North)
  • Nick Raynsford (Greenwich & Woolwich)
  • Andy Reed (Loughborough)
  • Dr John Reid (Hamilton North & Bellshill)
  • Geoffrey Robinson (Coventry North West)
  • Barbara Roche (Hornsey & Wood Green)
  • Ernie Ross (Dundee West)
  • Frank Roy (Motherwell & Wishaw)
  • Chris Ruane (Vale of Clwyd)
  • Christine Russell (Chester, City of)
  • Jonathan Shaw (Chatham & Aylesford)
  • Barry Sheerman (Huddersfield)
  • James Sheridan (Renfrewshire West)
  • Clare Short (Birmingham Ladywood)
  • Sion Llewelyn Simon (Birmingham Erdington)
  • Andrew Smith (Oxford East)
  • Geraldine Smith (Morecambe & Lunesdale)
  • Jacqui Smith (Redditch)
  • John Smith (Vale of Glamorgan)
  • Clive Soley (Ealing Acton & Shepherd's Bush)
  • Helen Southworth (Warrington South)
  • John Spellar (Warley)
  • Rachel Squire (Dunfermline West)
  • Dr Phyllis Starkey (Milton Keynes South West)
  • Gerry Steinberg (Durham, City of)
  • David Stewart (Inverness East, Nairn & Lochaber)
  • Ian Stewart (Eccles)
  • Jack Straw (Blackburn)
  • Graham Stringer (Manchester Blackley)
  • Gisela Stuart (Birmingham Edgbaston)
  • Gerry Sutcliffe (Bradford South)
  • Mark Tami (Alyn & Deeside)
  • Ann Taylor (Dewsbury)
  • Dari Taylor (Stockton South)
  • Gareth Thomas (Harrow West)
  • Gareth Thomas (Clwyd West)
  • Stephen Timms (East Ham)
  • Paddy Tipping (Sherwood)
  • Mark Todd (Derbyshire South)
  • Don Touhig (Islwyn)
  • Dennis Turner (Wolverhampton South East)
  • Neil Turner (Wigan)
  • Derek Twigg (Halton)
  • Stephen Twigg (Enfield Southgate)
  • Keith Vaz (Leicester East)
  • Claire Ward (Watford)
  • Tom Watson (West Bromwich East)
  • Dave Watts (St Helens North)
  • Alan Whitehead (Southampton Test)
  • Malcolm Wicks (Croydon North)
  • Michael Wills (Swindon North)
  • Brian Wilson (Cunninghame North)
  • David Winnick (Walsall North)
  • Rosie Winterton (Doncaster Central)
  • Phil Woolas (Oldham East & Saddleworth)
  • David Wright (Telford)
  • Tony Wright (Great Yarmouth)
  • Tuesday, 16 November 2010

    Dealing with the Police. Part 2

    You're in the wrong place at the wrong time and despite my wise words to remain peaceful when in the presence of those we pay to keep the peace, you are suddenly in the back of a Police Van.

    Now it's going to get interesting. Many avenues are open to you. Consider them wisely as you are driven to the Police station.

    Firstly, golden number one rule. Remain peaceful. The people who now hold you are bigger than you and there is more of them than you. No one ever escapes from a custody suite by violence or shouting. Plenty escape by simply knowing their rights. Do not resist. Do not struggle. You are going to use your brain, not your brawn.

    Contrary to what your surroundings may tell you, you are very much in control. Be confident.

    Firstly, the custody officer will want to see you. His job is to protect you, so make sure he is qualified. Politely ask to see his warrant card. You have now established in one question that you are not an ordinary customer. You have made it clear to him that you know the system and your rights. His attitude towards you will change immediately. You are going to be challenge to him.

    Now shut up. Simply do not say another word. There is a process to be played out and you being a wise guy is not going to change that. You will be searched. I never carry ID, credit cards, driving licence, nothing. I rarely carry a mobile phone and keep a special blank pay as you go sim for when I am out and about as Old Holborn.

    You may have me in custody, but you have no idea who you have and I'm not going to tell you. Assuming you were not arrested for stabbing the Queen, all you have to worry about is time.

    You may now begin your demands. Tea please. Lots of it. Every ten minutes. A drink of water. Some food. Some paper and a pen. You are cold. You are hot. I'd like to see the duty doctor. I have a headache. All done with the utmost politeness.

    Expect hours and hours to pass. You are sitting in a cell because you will not cooperate with them. You will not answer their questions. You have done nothing. Demand to see a solicitor. Immediately. Do not be aggressive. Remember, you are in control.

    They will take your photo and your fingerprints plus a sample of your dna via a cheek swab. Again, they no idea who it belongs to. You on the other hand want the name and number of every officer anywhere near you. And more tea.

    Now they will ask you more questions and tell you what offences you have committed. Shut up. Being open and honest and hoping to talk your way out is not going to work. It never does. It just makes it easier for them to process you, tick some boxes and file some reports, hit some targets and go back to reading the paper. More tea please. And the doctor again, I feel unwell. Remember, the Police are not the slightest bit interested whether you are innocent or guilty, they are just looking to charge you with a crime. Any crime It is their JOB.

    Remember, the Police are allowed to lie to you. They will tell you awful things will happen to you. They will tell you about how they deal with "awkward customers " like you. Simply smile. And demand more tea. The police have HUGE discretion over who actually is charged and who is quietly released with no further questions.

    If they really have evidence, they will use it. If they don't, just opening your mouth may well provide them with all they need. So don't.

    The above scenario will see you in custody for anything up to 24 hours until, quite literally, they are bored with you. So what, you have all the time in the world. You have no charge, no record and no bruises. Remember, your name and address are useful to them. So don't give them.

    If of course, you HAVE commited a crime and they have the proof, you'll need Part 3, coming soon

    Monday, 15 November 2010

    Old Holborn and Censorship

    I've been asked to answer a few questions pertaining to censorship and blogging, so I thought I'd answer them here

    1. How would you be affected if all blogs were censored by the state?
    Nothing revolts a Libertarian more than an interfering state. I do not need the permission of the State to think, therefore it is inconceivable that state censorship in any form would stop me from speaking. I would simply move my blog to a location unaffected by the State. Iceland for example.

    2. How bad would it have to get before you stopped or gave up trying to share information and opinions?

    The blog is merely the modern extension of writing on a wall, or a printing a leaflet. I wouldn't stop until I was physically stopped and then I would fight. The Internet is open, it cannot be closed. They would, quite literally, have to pull my keyboard out of my cold dead fingers. This is not hyperbole. To censor my blog would equate to the State stuffing a rag in my mouth, something that would not be tolerated.

    3. We live in a country which seems to have relative freedom of speech and a right to remain anonymous. What is your opinion of bloggers such as those in China where some “cyber dissenters” are serving sentences of over ten years? Could you be one of those people?

    Most certainly. You stand for something or you fall for everything. The State will tell you that you do not have the "right" to remain anonymous any more than you have a "right" to free speech. It is an offence not to name your child or register their birth with the State. It is an offence not to identify yourself upon arrest by the Police. It is an offence to joke that you may blow up an airport or refuse to show your passport at immigration. It is an offence to suggest that Yasmin Alibi Brown needs to be stoned to death. The myth of free speech is just that. a myth. If I recite out loud a list of the war dead in Afghanistan in public on Parliament Green, I WILL be arrested with force by the State.

    I would courteously remind the State that rights are what you are born with, not what you are given. The anonymous voice is the most powerful voice there is because it is not open to personal attack. It is also feared the most by those in power. One of the reasons that all dissidents must be named and shamed by the State. Alas, as the East Germans found out, the anonymous voice can achieve anything.

    4. People who blog about the things you do don’t tend to go down without a fight. What would your reaction be if censorship was mandated in the U.K.?
    Up and off. The white wall that is the internet belongs to no one and can be read by anyone. Existing legislation (D notices, super injunctions etc) already exist to censor, but the law cannot silence an anonymous man in a mask. I am Spartacus, not a journalist. As are my readers.

    5. Individuals, companies, the police and even the government have tried to silence U.K. bloggers on certain issues in the past. Have you ever been affected by censorship, or has anyone ever attempted to censor or silence your blog posts? If so, in which ways?

    There is no censorship or moderation on the Old Holborn site for a specific reason. No one can persecute me for owning a white wall. I am not responsible for what is written upon it any more than London Transport are responsible for what is written on the back seats of their buses or BT in their phone boxes. I don't carry adverts, so no one can sue my advertisers and I steal all the photos I use as I make no profit from them (a legal point). I do not, nor ever intend to make a single penny out of blogging. It is simply my voice, and those of my commentators, my other contributors (who I have no idea who they really are) and my readership.

    I have taken plenty of vitriol, spite, jealousy, venom, abuse and insults from my detractors and commentators. I know I will always be held to account. But then again, how can an anonymous man in a mask who could be any of us take any of it personally?

    Oh, and have no fear. None. It is a waste of time and emotion. One life, live it.

    Friday, 12 November 2010

    Bringing Teaching Into Disrepute?

    I seem to recall (with anger and distaste) that the teaching profession forced out "Miss Snuffy" for bringing teaching into disrepute following her daring to take to the stage at the Tory Party conference and tell the shocking truth about just what appalingly low standards applied in state schools.

    Surely those academics who have tried to justify destruction and violence in yesterday's student protest are genuinely guilty of bringing teaching into disrepute and should be sacked?

    David Graeber, an anthropology lecturer at Goldsmiths who was among the protestors, said he was “very proud” of the students, adding: “They are going to represent us as thugs but really they are the thugs and we are representing civilisation.”

    John Wadsworth, the president of Goldsmiths lecturers’ union, and its secretary Des Freedman, a lecturer in communications and cultural studies justified the violence by saying it had brought the tuition fees row “media attention across the world”.

    Getting rid of these pillocks would make more money available for more worthwhile stuff, like books, or teaching studenst how to spell "future" properly.

    The Penguin

    The Right to sell your Labour and the "right to work"

    With over 7 million currently forced to sit on the sofa and watch Jeremy Kyle all day or shortly to be asked to clean up litter in return for us paying their rent, energy, council tax, food, beer and fags bills, one has to wonder what good the minimum wage has done.

    It currently stands at £5.93 an hour or roughly £237 a week for 40 hours. Not a fortune but no one will starve. Sitting on benefits of course will bring you much, much more dependent on your exact circumstances, hence those who have the most to gain from the Welfare state and the generosity of Socialists to hand out other peoples money are currently stuffing Asda doughnuts down their fat necks whilst you and I work to fund it all.

    What if your labour was worth £5.92 and you lived in a small flat as a single person? You could earn £236.80 a week, learn some skills, pay your own rent and look forward to a future, instead of a mere £65 a week in dole and 10 hours of TV or sitting in the park every day.

    Alas, you would be breaking the law and your employer, happy to pay you would be fined.

    The minimum wage is the chain to make you vote for the party that hands you the most benefits. If I offer you the opportunity to chop up some logs for me for £20 and it takes you four hours, you and I have broken the law. If it takes you three hours, you are £20 richer and I have winter fuel. Alas, the State will not allow you to take four hours. It would rather you sat on the sofa.

    7 million people should at least have the chance to offer their labour, the one thing they own for whatever price pleases them. It is no business of the State to condemn them to idleness against their will. Removing the minimum wage would see millions of jobs created, millions of welfare slaves free to set their own price for their own labour and millions of lives changed for the better.

    No wonder politicians will do nothing. Whilst they spout about the "right to work" they forget that they are the ones denying work and prosperity to millions. Utterly shameful.

    Wednesday, 10 November 2010

    Market Day in London - One man and his dogs

    Today will see over 30,000 higher education students arrive in London to protest against higher fees for their degrees from State universities.

    Naturally, the hard left and the Unions will be there to hijack the event and turn it into a "no cuts" demo, Socialist Worker will be there droning on about asylum seekers and the need for the collective and Labour will be there to denounce the Libdems etc etc etc

    My standpoint on this is very simple. If the State is going to demand 40% of your income, the State can damn well pay for you to acquire the skills. If the State is not going to pay for your education, then the State has no right to the fruits of that education and you should be exempt from income tax.

    So create merry hell today kids. Show the State that you are not sheep being forced to pay for your own abattoir whilst the farmer works out how he can charge you for fattening you up for slaughter. Show him that if you pay, the rules will have to change. You will not leave Uni with massive debts only to have him thrust his hand into your empty pockets to "harvest" the fruits of YOUR labour.

    Show the State you are not the property of the State. Remind it that your life belongs to you and if it wants you to work in the cotton fields, it can damn well pay for the training.

    Tuesday, 9 November 2010

    Fabian Towers Autumn Term

    When I was educated, I sat in a class of 30 and had one teacher, not an army of teaching assistants. I shut up or I was shut up, not indulged or advised on how to txt in Urdu. I was expected to achieve results or I was out.

    No surprises that one, just one teacher has been sacked in our education system. In classic Fabian style, for one teacher to fail is for all teachers to fail, so none will. Beautifully replicated in the educations system where all must have prizes and none must rise so far above the other as to cause a shadow.

    Our good friends the Socialists are showing that the mentality continues as the rowdy pupils argue with the headmistress and demand that little Phil "weren't me" Woolas, caught writing racist abuse on the town hall walls and lying to some grown ups should not be expelled from Fabian Towers but promoted to Head Boy with extra tuck. Head Boy Tom Harris MP is disgusted that a pupil of the school could be so badly treated by the teachers when up until now, all he had done (including stamping on the louts from Gurkha High for Boys) had earned him gold stars.

    No matter that the Ofsted rating put Fabian Towers lower than a snakes belly, no matter that a new Headmaster has just started or that the school football team faces relegation from the Saturday morning league. No matter that pupils are unemployable once they leave school or that so many of the pupils are currently suspended for bad behaviour and theft from the tuck shop or had to hand back stolen property when the schools inspector raided their lockers last year.

    No, no. The pupils at Fabian Towers have always been in control of the school. No pesky teacher is going to tell them anything. I can hear their chants from the assembly hall now

    "for one to fail, all must fail, for one to fail, all must fail"
    Clutch those worthless certificates, boys and girls, and get ready to face the real world.

    Sunday, 7 November 2010

    State breach of Contract

    For decades now, oily politicians have manipulated the voters by promises of welfare, education, pensions, healthcare. "Just give us your money and we will build Utopia" they said.

    Of course, once a contract was in place with the electorate, they failed to deliver yet still demanded our money with menaces, imprisoning those who refused to pay for what was delivered. My council still sends a tax demand in April for services a full year in advance and jails those who will not pay up front to have their bins emptied in January of next year whether they like it or not.

    I digress. This week will see voter expectations of what a government supplies change radically. Your education is only "free" until 19. Your benefits will only be paid if you pick up litter. You will work to 67. You will live where you can afford, not where you desire at cost to the taxpayer.

    I can hear the righteous screaming. Where is the state that was built to look after your every need and cater to your every whim? Where are the armies of civil servants and social workers, hired at great expense to wipe the arses of the electorate? Where is the safety hammock that 7 million are now snoozing gently in?

    It's going to vanish. You are going to stand on your own two feet. A good thing.

    But what about all that money you're paying? Still happy for the State to charge an extra 20% on everything you buy, well just because it can? Still happy for the State to hand you back only half of what you are paid every week? Still happy for the state to tax your house move, your insurance, your car, your energy usage, your trip on an aeroplane, your private pension, your petrol, your TV? Still happy to know that when you die, what the State couldn't grab from you whilst alive, it now owns by default?

    Readers, the Colonial slave master was responsible for the transport, welfare, housing, clothing and education of his slaves. Without, he had no labour to exploit. Just two hundred years later, our slave master government has ordered us to go into the fields and toil till we drop, yet provides none of the above.

    Our slavemaster is in Breach of Contract. I suggest we simply withdraw our labour and spend it on ourselves for a change. The State simply hasn't earned a single penny of our money. Are we still absolutely sure we need a slavemaster anymore? Even a feudal lord offers better value than a Government that just takes by force.

    It's time to keep the cotton we pick ourselves

    Saturday, 6 November 2010

    Dealing with the Police, Part 1

    To avoid the above, you need to understand a few basic rules about our Police "Service".

    1. They are NOT the law. Their role is to keep the peace. If you kick off, expect them to kick off. It is their job to protect life, liberty, property and the peace.

    2. The Police have no right to simply stop you if you are lawfully and peacefully going about your business. When a policeman says "I'd like a word with you", you are perfectly free to simply decline and wander off. Which leads me to the number 1 killer line no Policeman wants to hear.

    Are you detaining me?

    Burn that phrase into your head. To detain you is to break the golden rule. He CANNOT detain you unless he genuinely believes you are committing a crime, in which case, he will have to arrest you.

    He can no longer search you in the street unless he genuinely believes you to be a terrorist. He cannot pull you aside and pat you down, ask you to turn out your pockets, look in your bag, ask you where you are going, where have you been, what are you doing etc. If you are breaking no law, he has no business with you. Tell him "are you detaining me?" and watch him back off and pick on someone easier.

    He cannot demand ID from you. He can ask, and you can refuse. However, YOU can demand to see his ID. He carries a warrant card or he has no power. Always demand to see it, even just to annoy them. Film him if you like. No need to ask, he can't stop you anymore than you can stop his CCTV cameras filming you

    Remember, his role is to keep the peace, so simply be peaceful and you will find the real power lies with YOU, his employer.

    Try it. Thoroughly recommended and it works. It's when he arrests you and gets you back to the Nick that the REAL fun starts. Coming up next, how to deal with an arrest.

    Friday, 5 November 2010

    Remember, remember

    Nothing has changed. We are still governed and the State is still our ruler. Our lifes labours still belong to the Treasury and politicians still own our very existence.

    Thursday, 4 November 2010

    A life of Crime

    Following the news that most offenders simply don't stop offending whether you put them in jail or not, I would like to make my recommendations for a simple and efficient justice system

    1. After your second offence, you lose your benefits. No council house, no dole, nothing

    Prison is simply not the deterrent it once was. A criminal record would once see you almost unemployable and destined to a life of real poverty and shunned by society. Not any more.

    Firstly, for some Prison is a stable, comfortable environment. Three meals a day, TV, tobacco, gym, playstations, warm bed. No uniforms, pocket money, drugs and £50 in cash when you come out. Not cold, dark, frightening places. Like they should be.

    So out you come and it's back to sitting on the council supplied DHS sofa, watching widescreen telly all day whilst the taxpayer funds your benefits, an army of dogooders run around trying to get you work placements where no one is allowed to know that you nick anything that isn't nailed down or punch strangers because "they're doing my 'ead in" in case they feel "prejudiced" against your chosen lifestyle.

    Being caught shoplifting is now an £80 fixed penalty. Driving without insurance likewise. What happened? Why do small supermarkets in rural towns need to employ uniformed security guards? Why are our police dressed like Robocop when only a few decades ago all they carried was handcuffs and a whistle?

    The time no longer fits the crime. There is simply no deterrent to crime. You can carry on exactly where you left off before you were inconvenienced by being caught. There are no repercussions to choosing crime, no stigma to being a criminal and no financial or social penalties to helping yourself to other peoples stuff.

    So stop it. Make a criminal record something to be feared, not a passport to State rewards. Get caught nicking and it's a life of packing toilet rolls into a box at some God awful factory if you are lucky. Stab someone for looking at you funny and you're on your own. No anger management course and no council house either. Evict them from their taxpayer funded homes and let them take their chances in the cold real world outside of the bastard welfare state.

    Stop the rewards. No counselling. No rehabilitation. No social workers. No hand outs

    Once Shezzer realises that her boyfriend is not going to get a council flat and benefits, she'll pick someone else to breed with. Once Nanna realises her little angel is going to be smashing up HER flat because the council won't give him a house she'll instill a little discipline in him.

    Introduce a little natural evolution back into society. Make sure that the pond life stay where they belong. On the very bottom of the evolutionary pond.

    Wednesday, 3 November 2010

    It takes a thief...

    There has been much gnashing of teeth over the decision to allow prisoners the vote. My stand on this is very simple.

    Prisoners are citizens. They do not cease being citizens when they are imprisoned for their crimes. Citizens of a State have the right to vote for the State they must live under. It is enshrined in English Law (not the EU). Remand prisoners may already vote. I see no reason that prisoners who perhaps are the most vulnerable to the whims of the State may not do the same.

    Now, you may not like John Hirst. You certainly may not like what he did. I don't. But he did the crime, he did the time and now has handed back a small piece of stolen property to every citizen in this country, and for that I am grateful.

    And remember, the State gets to decide what makes a criminal, not you or I. Even hissy Iain (currently looking for a knee that seems to have gone AWOL) would have been breaking rocks in prison a mere 43 years ago as yes, a criminal.

    You cannot be a country that accepts Human Rights and not accept what Human Rights are to every human.
    Isn't it amusing that it took an insane axe "manslaughterer" to hold the State to account over OUR human rights? Not one of the many publicly funded human rights lawyers, not a politician, but an ex con with 25 years served.

    Let rip in the comments....

    Tuesday, 2 November 2010

    You know what to do...

    In the interests of recycling and safety, please send all your old toner cartridges to:

    Rt Hon Theresa May MP
    House of Commons
    SW1A 0AA

    From the ashes of the old...

    The Righteous busy silencing blogs.
    (Picture walloped over from here)

    ...rise the blogs of the new.

    Anarchyland has written the first words of a new blog. He doesn't have time to run it himself at the moment, so he has enlisted some reprobates and maniacs to look after it. One of them is me.

    I still have the keys to Old Holborn's place although I haven't been here to scrawl on his walls for a while. My long rambles don't exactly fit his style so I'll keep this short.

    That's the scary part of blogs for the control freaks of the Righteous. Knock one down and another stands up. There is no leader, no management, no structure and no central control. You can't break the chain of command because there isn't one. You can't target the leadership because there is none. Taking down one blog is meaningless. Another pops up in its place. Nobody orders that to happen, it just does. We'll work together on one specific task then we'll dissipate. We are self-sufficient but we form teams when we need to. We do not live rule-free or amoral lives, but we do not accept ridiculous rules nor do we accept unnecessary rules imposed by the threat of force.

    There are those who say 'anarchy means violence and everyone out for themselves'. They say this because they want us to fear anarchy. Their biggest fear is that we will see what anarchy looks like and think that maybe it's not all that bad. They are terrified that we will realise that we don't need people to wield power over us and tell us what to do. They dread the day when we say 'It's okay, we can do this ourselves, we don't need you. If something needs a team effort we can arrange that amongst ourselves, thanks.'

    The deepest fear of the Righteous is that we will see what anarchy really looks like, and realise it is not what they told us it was. So they divert attention from it and deride the one place where its true face can be seen and where its manner of working is clear.

    Blogland is anarchy.

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