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13 years ago @ - The feeble 'march... · 0 replies · +3 points

If you understood what liberal-leftist really thought, you would eat your words!

We believe in free speech, freedom of movement, freedom to live as you please. the essence of being a liberal is to believe in the liberty of the person!

A socialist, like me and millions of us, also believe in working as a society to eradicate inequality and tolerance of all - something that I cannot say for those who are on the right, far-right, ultra-right of the political spectrum - and I would add you to one of those rightist curriculum.

13 years ago @ - The feeble 'march... · 0 replies · +1 points

I'll give you credit, Tim - you do get around the 'net a lot. That isn't blog whoring is it? Not a direct link but a copy and paste or a type into Google will take people to you blog - but I do admire you for it.

You and I know that the UKIP will be, as much as the BNP, annihilated in the general election. The UKIP much like Veritas are nothing more than a protest vote - and, you being the guy who believes in the free markets as you do - really don't want the UK to bottle it in Europe. You want an open and free market where your dubious Adam Smith ideals will become the norm - yet, as I have said to you before, the UKIP, Tories, "New" Labour will do the same as Thatcher did and only incorporate certain aspects of Adam Smith philosophy and forget the other stuff that you don't like.

There is no real conviction in the UK to up sticks and leave. Most will make a comment on leaving the EU, then it will, as always, come back to UK policy - that is where the UKIP should take their blinds off. By all means become a political force in the UK, yet, I just can't see it happening.

How many of the UKIP will be standing for parliament in 2010?

I hope you are one of them, Tim - and I do hope that you get elected - it will be interesting to see how your view changes while a member of parliament.

13 years ago @ - Britain\'s unravelling · 2 replies · +1 points

including, the newspaper alleges, information that would have been omitted when expenses details were made public.

And they have been made public and look what you get:

What is most spectacular about the redacting is that most of the information that is blacked out has already been published by The Telegraph - MPs were offered the chance to look over what was to be published and say what they needed reacting. Odd that.

You say that Brown was the architect of New Labour, whereas this is true in part, it is not fully - you leave off Peter Mandleson who, even now - a Lord and a member of the government - is still, essentially in charge.

"New" Labour is a project that is, thankfully dead in the water - the defeat that is facing them will be welcomed by a vast majority of the British people. Those include many like myself who are truly left-wing. I supported Blair when he won in '97 - I have said it elsewhere and I will say it again, the morning where he walked down Downing St to take office I cried like a baby because the vile Conservatives had been crushed. I will now cheer when New Labour are done - I never thought I would ever say that - but I do, often and publicly.

New Labour abandoned the working-class, the poor and so many others - Blair believed power was what mattered - and from then on in they lost my support.

They claim to be left of centre - I would argue that they are, in fact, right of the Conservatives, the most left-wing in mainstream politics in the UK now could be said to be the LibDems - and it is they who I will be voting for come the next election.

13 years ago @ - Mark Steyn on why the ... · 0 replies · +1 points

I take the spectator and use it for extremely cheap bog roll. I do find it amazing that it is still in print to be honest - but hay, we all need something to read.

The figures on the BNP are not incorrect - was there a backlash on the immigration problem? There could have been if The Sun is to be believed. Law and Order? Griffin is insisting that hanging be brought back, a populist theme, indeed - yet if we are to believe him and his ilk white-supremacy is endemic in the British psyche - which I can assure you it isn't.

Come the general election next year - should 'New' Labour last that long - the BNP will be a mere fringe party once again. As they were after being elected in the local elections and then booted out because of their idiotic in-roads toward power.

13 years ago @ - Mark Steyn on why the ... · 0 replies · +2 points

continent where only 60 years ago minorities were being Kristallnacht'd and then mass-murdered

And there, sir - you almost have it. As Europe was decimated by a war that cripple the whole continent, many, still, in North America still cannot get their heads around the idea that Europe just is not the same as the big place over the pond.

North America sent their sons and daughters to fight - but was left, barring a bit of an island in the pacific, squarely untouched by that decimation. One of the resons, if not the biggest reason, Europeans find far-right politics so unappealing.

As I have said in many an argument with non-Europeans - the far-right hasn't risen, nor is rising in Europe, it is that the centre-left/right and most certainly the left have chosen not to vote in any numbers. The reason for that is because the parties are not giving people anything to vote FOR - only that they are espousing comment where people can vote against.

Even the Conservative's have fallen into the trap of tabloid politics believing that this is what the people want - and they don't.

The UK Conservatives will get into power almost by default - basically because what is seen as the left have let the people down miserably - yet, as I watch the polls - even their support is dwindling due to the contempt people have for stealing public money and saying that they have played within the rules. They have - but morally they have not. Claiming an allowance for a moat and a duck house just isn't on.

The far and ultra-right are still looked upon with disdain, and it will be so in the future - it is just a matter that the tabloid propaganda has to be brushed aside and the parties of the centre and left have to clean themselves up - and if that means some of them are prosecuted for fraud - then so be it.

13 years ago @ - Mark Steyn on why the ... · 2 replies · -1 points

So, if they’re not liberals, socialists, greens, “European democrats” or the “Nordic Green Left,” what the hell are they?

Scratches head - in the rant you miss that the UK Conservative Party - most likely the next government are also a part of this Groucho grouping.

I can only presume, for want of pushing your argument home that Europe is turning fascist, that you cherry-pick the results, discounting, especially in the UK, the utter contempt that the voting public have for elected officials.

What I can say is that in the UK alone - the turn-out was a record turn-out, in that less than 45% of the electorate voted. That isn't a vote for - it is a matter that people didn't want to vote because of what I have said before - no one to vote for.

Come the UK general election you will see the BNP obliterated because people will come out to vote in droves just to get rid of the current neo-liberal 'New' Labour party.

Incidently - the BNP vote count was on a par with what is has been for an age, the only thing that changed is that the turn-out was so low.

13 years ago @ - Sarah Palin is no Hillary · 0 replies · +1 points

Palin is more Paris Hilton than Clinton.

And Letterman wimped out!

13 years ago @ - Twitter Beats Truncheons · 2 replies · +1 points

That is IF the Ayatollah doesn't send in the Army to dispel the protesters. Which, in all probability, he will if they do get too unruly.

It has happened before - and they will not give up power no matter what.

13 years ago @ - The new head of the cl... · 0 replies · +1 points

Little House on the Prairie or the 21st century?

I know which I would take. Education is the key to tolerance, intellect, understanding and of course knowledge.