Friday, 12 February 2016

Somali man accused of murder not 15 shock

After weeks of deliberation by Sweden's top scientists they have decided that the man accused of the murder of 22-year old Alexandra Mezher is actually, er, a fully grown man and not a 15 year old boy as he claimed. 

Well, who could have seen that coming ...

First published Summer 2015

Turkey's Erdogan compared to Gaddafi

The news of a ceasefire in Syria comes as Europe - and particularly Germany - realise that a further Spring tsunami of migrants could kill Europe. Kerry has arrived to halt the flood by any means. Syria's blockade of Aleppo is about to apply the same lever - starvation - as the UK used against Germany in the Great War. The Kurds are about to close the eastern gap through which Erdogan pours arms and men for Daesh / ISIS and gets oil in return, and the Syrians, with Russian support, will close the western gap once Aleppo is taken, recovering the greater part of the country currently held by non-ISIS rebels.  

Erdogan has found himself isolated from both Russia and the US. The US has had enough of his support of Daesh / ISIS and will no longer connive at keeping the Kurds from control of much of the border areas. His actions have also justified the Russians introducing modern and effective air defences over Syria - in effect making US and coalition flights over Syria (including those by the UK's three aircraft) subject to Russian goodwill.   

Hollande, a lumpy little yoghurt of a man with little relevance, is whining that the deal will leave Assad in power. Indeed, it looks as though Assad will survive a lot longer in power than Hollande. And a ceasefire isn't a permanent demarcation; it puts the rebels on the back foot and allows Assad to rest and redeploy his forces. It also stops an increasingly mad and desperate Saudi regime from sending troops to fight the Iranians in Syria. 

The EU and its senior official, JC Juncker (Unelected), have proved utterly useless in any role whatsoever in finding a conclusion to the Syrian civil war. And worryingly, as a measure of American displeasure, a comparison between Gaddafi and Erdogan has been leaked to the press. Let's hope thay're also bright enough to realise what Cameron was too thick to work out; that as bad as Erdogan is, Turkey is less likely to cause chaos in Europe with a venal, corrupt and pliable puppet in place than with all the factions, including Daesh / ISIS, unleashed.

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

President Trump

Rod Little gets it; writing in the speccie, he's gunning for Trump for President - if only for the deep, unhealable grief it will cause the BBC mafia and Guardianistas. And all the others - those, as Liddle puts it, "who do not believe that it is even remotely legitimate to have a view which differs from their own."

Imagine Polly Toynbee in hysterical floods of tears, being cradled by a screeching Susanne Moore, onto whose red velvet shoes Toynbee drips salt and snot. Monbiot attempts to end his career by eating a kilo of GM Soya, and all the assorted spouses and offspring of left wing characters in employment at the BBC and print media rail and rant wholly ineffectually. It would be worth a year's pension to see.  

Jonathan Freedland also gets it. Two or three weeks ago he analysed Trump's appeal; I think he's right on just about every point he makes.
"Never mind that Trump is blaming those who are not to blame and offering no practical solutions to the problems he shouts about; the shouting itself is enough. He is giving voice to the anger. He can leave the hard, boring work of policy to the little people who are running against him. Fat lot of good it’ll do them. As the conservative commentator Ross Douthat wrote this week, “At a certain point disillusionment with the system becomes so strong that no wonkish policy proposal is likely to resonate any more.” Only those who channel the rage will be heard.

Nor does this apply only to Republicans. On the Democratic side, the polls show the socialist insurgent Bernie Sanders pulling ahead of Hillary Clinton in Iowa and New Hampshire. He too is running as the man against the establishment. It is a mood that stretches far beyond the US and is advancing in Europe too. Rage against anything that smacks of the system – including even the kind of coherent reform plans that might actually change it – has become a great, unstoppable force. And this is what Hillary Clinton is up against. She embodies the system at the very moment the system has never been more hated. And that’s no joke."
Cameron is getting a taste of what popular rage against an establishment that he so expertly represents feels like. Corbyn's support comes from the same motivation, as does Bernie Sanders'

There may be a lesson here for those trying to conform Farage into a mainstream politician; it seems mainstream politicians are the very last people to gather votes right now. 

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Sex gangs: How many more mass prosecutions to come?

I started this post earlier today and thought twice about it. It has never been the purpose of this blog to cause or encourage victimisation or discrimination against any racial or religious group, but like Douglas Murray and many others I'm faced with the ugly reality. What all of these sex offenders have in common is their faith; they're Moslems. They also acted jointly without shame, but knowing their actions were unlawful. This tells us two uncomfortable realities - that they have no respect for UK law, and their own communities are failing to condemn, expose and dissociate themselves from such behaviour until the last conviction is obtained. 

I have no idea how many more prosecutions are in the pipeline, how many scores or hundreds of Moslem men are currently being held on remand awaiting trial. But I suspect that the police and the CPS are only exposing the tip of an iceberg in British society, which means we have a very great problem. 

Please avoid hatred and incitement in the comments - the question is whether we are doing enough to catch and jail a whole cohort of Moslem men committing gross sexual offences on an industrial scale.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Cameron wrong on Libya, wrong on Syria, wrong on Europe

Dave's imaginary friends: Cameron invents 50,000 imaginary migrants in Dover to join his 70,000 imaginary moderate Syrian rebels; truly, there are whole imaginary armies marching through the Cameron brain .. 

You'd think his disaster in Libya, which with Cameron's assistance is Daesh / ISIS' new stronghold, would teach him some sense, but no. He's continued to prolong the civil war in Syria, continued to assist the death, maiming and destruction of innocent civilian populations, continued to feed the stream of desperate army deserters, rebel supporters and innocent refugees now heading for Turkey. As Simon Jenkins writes:
The Russians and the Iranians are supporting Assad. This support has no moral virtue but is at least more likely to end the war in his favour than the west is likely to bring victory to his opponents. Assad’s allies give him weapons, bases and boots on the ground. Western aid to his enemies, including from Britain, consists only of dropping bombs on an already devastated country. This merely creates more refugees. Britain is helping to prolong the war, the opposite of what the refugees want.

All wars end, but civil wars usually end when one side admits defeat. Britain’s aid to the Syrian rebels has always been mere “virtue signalling”. But by appearing to side with them it merely encourages their resistance, while incidentally helping the cause of Isis.
And of course he's horribly wrong on every aspect of Europe; even his scaremongering is so risibly, clumsily, stupidly naive and jejune that his French allies waste no time in shooting it down. After Cameron claimed that a 'leave' vote would lead to vast migrant camps around Dover, he was being either grossly ignorant or wilfully deceptive; the treaty between the UK and France that allows pre-channel screening on both sides is a bi-lateral treaty wholly separate from EU membership; the French interior minister has since made it clear that it would be 'madness' to repudiate the treaty and that it would continue, whatever the outcome of the vote.

What an utter prat Cameron has become. It seems he can't be trusted to open his gob these days without putting his foot in it. It reminds me of the final weeks in office of Gordon Brown - and that's saying something.  

Sunday, 7 February 2016

UK Charity bosses who aid migrants must be jailed

I do despair of the British press these days. It's as though the entire thing was being run by well-meaning twenty year old interns. Take a story today in the Indescribablyamateur that urges the Home Secretary not to accede to calls to criminalise charities assisting economic migrants to enter Europe. In a letter that reads as though it was penned by an unruly teenager May is told "“Up until now your Government has done everything it can to avoid helping refugees who have fled to Europe. Now you wish to stop others from doing so as well. This would be a morally reprehensible decision, punishing people for doing the right thing while the Government sits on its hands."

Well, it will come as a disappointment to both the Indie and it's ignorant contributors, but such action is already illegal. As the CPS website states:

Assisting unlawful immigration to a Member State (facilitation) - section 25 of the Immigration Act 1971

Section 25 Immigration Act 1971 creates an offence of assisting unlawful immigration (known as facilitation). The offence was substituted by section 143 Nationality, Immigration and Asylum Act 2002 which came into force on 10 February 2003. This widened and extended the old facilitation provisions and covers any act facilitating a breach of immigration law by a non-EU citizen (including a breach of another Member State's immigration law) and acts covered by the old offence of "harbouring".
Under section 25(1) a person commits an offence if he:
  1. does an act which facilitates the commission of a breach of immigration law by an individual who is not a citizen of the European Union;
  2. knows or has reasonable cause for believing that the act facilitates the commission of a breach of immigration law by the individual; and
  3. knows or has reasonable cause for believing that the individual is not a citizen of the European Union. 
So all those young crusties combining a holiday to Lesbos with some macho posing in pulling wet Somalis from the beach for 'Facebook' are already breaking the law and can be prosecuted and jailed without any further change of legislation. But the real culprits, those whom I'd personally like to see banged up, are the bosses of 'charities' such as the Refugee Council, which uses millions in government funds to undermine the nation's entire strategy against migrants. 

The Met commissioner needs his arse booted out of his cosy HQ with considerable force. When he was so foolishly squandering resources on chasing phantoms and rumours about bold warriors he missed the real enemies in our midst - the charities and their bosses breaking the law today.

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Drinks from bankrupts, and some good sense

Reading the online Guardian these days feels a bit like accepting a drink from someone you know is on the road to bankruptcy; behind the jovial bonhomie and the devil-may-care cameraderie lies a mess of red ink and unpaid bills. You wonder if you're doing better going along with it, to maintain morale, or whether you should icily decline with some pious words about frugality. The new censorship that has earned the paper so much opprobrium is, I'm sure, part of it; even the cost of employing comment moderators is bleeding the loss-making concern to death. Soon the paper's few remaining columnists will have to moderate their own comments. 

The Mail on the other hand is going from strength to strength. Dominic Sandbrook's lengthy and considered piece this morning on the absurdity of Federast aspirations parks the paper's tanks firmly on the Telegraph's lawn. If the Telegraph is still paying Boris £250k a year for his columns, someone needs to tell them they're not getting much bang for their bucks. He's become like those castrated new Chinese fireworks that meet the noise regulations, offering a sort of muffled 'pop' instead of the air-splitting crack and blast you were hoping for.

The Guardian's headline piece supporting Assange, 'Sweet victory soured by British and Swedish rejection' declares that Assange is being 'arbitrarily detained' and offers the Guardian's full support for his position. The editors have hidden a far more sensible piece by legal correspondent Joshua Rozenberg deep in the opinion section; Rozenberg says the British and Swedish are quite right, that Assange has imprisoned himself. Some 1,600 comments support him. It's actually something of a miracle that his piece, headed 'How did the UN get it so wrong?' appears at all under the new censorious book-burning regime. I bet it's not there for long.

Now I wonder if the Mail's A&R men aren't already making discreet approaches to Rozenberg, and to Heffer also for that matter, with a view to improving the pedigree bloodstock even further ...

Friday, 5 February 2016

'Ignore your constituents; think only of your Ministerial career'

Dave's message to parliamentary waverers - 'Ignore your constituents, think only of your Ministerial career path' - could not have been uglier or more crass. I heartily hope today that all those who have so foolishly advocated that politics should be a 'profession' will see how misguided they were. And will remember that great Tory parliamentarian Sir Patrick Cormack (Baron Cormack from 2011) who made clear it was 'Country, Constituency, Party. In that order.'

Make no mistake. Although he cannot openly impose a three-line whip on Conservative MPs, the threat of deselection and of time in parliament being spent in a Siberia of back bench anonymity is very much present.

And if the 'Leave' campaign is disorganised, what of the 'Stay' campaign, whose sole positive campaign point is that the global multinationals support it, much as they support TTIP and everything else that disadvantages SMEs and locally focused domestic firms. 

Still. a great deal can happen over the next seventeen or eighteen weeks. The FT runs a story after someone diligently followed the AIS tracks of merchant ships to find unexplained stops and rendezvous that could have been used to load migrants, arms or even dirty bombs. We should not forget that the reason the AWE is in Aldermaston and not in the Woolwich Arsenal  is that the War Office was alive to the potential of a Soviet nuke carried on a merchant vessel - and decreed that all critical weapons sites be distant from UK ports. And the last time I met the PLA's harbourmaster, he was still obsessed with banning leisure users from the river in favour of maintaining commercial traffic as far into London as possible. Just remember how much global shipping is under the control of Islamist owners.