Saturday, 30 April 2011

EU wants to censor the internet

The EU has announced its intention to create a single EU cyberspace with Chinese-style censorship based on an EU blacklist of websites with "illicit contents".

Setting aside the sheer technological impracticality of censoring the internet for most of a continent, how do you deal with content that is illegal in one country but not another?  Any website that glorifies Nazism is illegal in Germany and Austria but not in England or Portugal.  Technically, a game such as Enemy Territory that allows you to win battles as Nazi's is illegal in Germany - would we find such games banned in the whole EU because it's illegal in Germany?

What about blasphemous websites that are illegal in Denmark, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Malta, the Netherlands and Scotland but not in the rest of the EU?  We couldn't effectively censor blasphemous websites in the UK because blasphemy isn't illegal in England and Wales but is in Scotland.

How about libellous websites?  In England libel is a civil matter so the libellous website isn't illegal unless the libeller is sued but in Denmark it's a criminal offence and is illegal as soon as it's published.  Will potentially libellous websites be blocked across the EU because they're illegal in Denmark?

Without a common legal system and a common statute book, there is no way the internet could be censored with a single EU blacklist without depriving people of legal content because it's illegal in another country or exposing people to illegal content because it's legal in another country.

What we most definitely do not want and do not need is EU censorship of the internet.  It's all well and good saying "think of the children" and "it will combat fraud and terrorism" but it won't protect children and it won't stop fraud and terrorism because even in China, with the world's most oppressive internet censorship, pornography, p├Ždophilia and fraud is still abundant on the internet.

The internet is one of the very few things that is in common ownership of the entire world's population and not the property of any state or corporation and it should stay that way.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Sack Abhijit Pandaya

The UKIP candidate in the Leicester South by-election, Abhijit Pandya, has called for workshy muslims to be forcibly repatriated in his blog.

Reading through his entire post, he actually makes some very good points about the ghettoisation and Islamisation of neighbourhoods with almost exclusively muslim populations and the high rate of unemployment there - I've been to a lot of these places in different jobs I've done and it's a real problem that the LibLabCon don't have an answer to.  And the way women are treated by fundamentalists in the name of religion is just wrong on any moral scale.

But all this is overshadowed by bloody stupid comments calling for forced repatriation of muslims without a "work ethic".  How can this man be head of research, advisor on community cohesion and PPC for a constituency where 40% of the population are from an ethnic minority when he starts parroting BNP policy?


Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Thurrock Tory says Vote UKIP!

Thurrock's Tories are revolting ... and I mean that in the nicest possible way!

As recently as last month, Councillor Stuart St Clair-Haslam defected to UKIP from the Conservatives after a year of sitting in an Independent Conservatives group set up with another three Conservative councillors on Little Thurrock Council.

Now another Conservative councillor in Thurrock, John Cowell, has put up UKIP posters in his shop windows and told people to vote for the UKIP candidate, Tim Aker.  Councillor Cowell is not seeking re-election this year but is considering returning to politics under the UKIP banner, which is great news.

The Conservative Party have told Your Thurrock that Councillor Cowell has left the party which makes it 5 councillors the Tories have lost in Thurrock.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Bercow gags John Hemming MP over superinjunction

Speaker Bercow has shown once again why he is held in almost universal contempt by MPs and members of the Conservative Party.

John Hemming MP tried twice today to speak about a superinjuction - something he is perfectly entitled to do as Parliamentary Privilege means civil law doesn't apply in the Palace of Westminster - and was silenced by the Speaker on both occasions.

I bet all those anti-Bercow Tories who turned out to vote for him in the general election last year just to stop Nigel Farage from unseating him are really proud of themselves.

H/T: Guido

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Treasonous Lib Dem MEP, Andrew Duff, is at it again

The treasonous eurofederalist Lib Dem MEP, Andrew Duff, is at it again.

Traitor
In March he wrote to the President of the EU Parliament asking him to amend the EU Constitution to remove the ability of the British government to veto new or amended treaties.  Now he's behind an attempt to increase the size of the EU Parliament with 25 new MEPs who won't be attached to any country and will be candidates of pan-EU groups that have to meet quotas of female candidates from 13 member states - in other words, only the corrupt traitor groupings that the LibLabCon belong to.

Duff said "The opportunity of using a second vote for transnational MEPs should galvanise voters who have come to recognise that national political parties no longer work to sustain European integration in an efficient or democratic way".

Sunday, 17 April 2011

True Finns come third in Finnish election

UKIP's partners in the EU Parliament, True Finns, have come joint second by votes in today's Finnish general election with 19.1% of the vote.

The party has gone from political insignificance 4 years ago to finish in third place today and may end up a major player in the coalition that will be formed to govern Finland in the coming days.

The final results are:
  • National Coalition Party 20.3% (44 seats)
  • Social Democrats 19.1% (42 seats)
  • True Finns 19.1% (39 seats)
  • Center Party 15.8% (35 seats)
  • Left Alliance 8.1% (14 seats)
  • Greens 7.2% (10 seats)

Good Luck Timo

Finland goes to the polls today to elect a government and politicians across the EU will be watching it with great interest.

The True Finns Party, led by Timo Soini, is polling level with the europhile establishment parties and one of their "red lines" that they won't compromise on in coalition talks is their insistence that Finland's membership of the EU must not be formalised in the Finnish constitution.

True Finns have been campaigning against Finland's involvement in bailing out Portugal, with Soini asking "Why should Finland bail anyone out? We won't allow Finnish cows to be milked by other hands".  He's a eurosceptic of sorts, pointing out that Greece and Portugal have little in common with Finland and his party sits alongside UKIP in the sceptic/reformist Europe of Freedom and Democracy (EFD).  Like UKIP, the True Finns Party are also campaigning against unfettered immigration.

While the True Finns are some way left of UKIP, we do have a lot in common and of course on the big issue of the European Empire, we're certainly on the same side.

Friday, 15 April 2011

True Finns Party level with Finnish version of LibLabCon

The True Finns Party is polling the same level of support as the Finnish equivalent of the LibLabcon, the CenSocNatCol.

This is worrying the EU and the cosy club of Finnish eurohpile parties because the True Finns are the Finnish equivalent of UKIP and, in fact, sit in the Europe of Freedom and Democracy (EFD) group in the EU Parliament.

This is good news, we need eurosceptics in every country in Europe if we're going to be successful in slowing down the EU takeover for long enough for the UK to still exist when we're in a position to get out.

p.s. Why are the Guardian calling them "far right"?  They're a socialist party.

Sunday, 10 April 2011

UKIP NI's first party election broadcast

British government plans to allow investment banks to fail

The British government is planning to force banks to effectively separate their retail banking operations from their investment banking operations so that any future catastrophic losses in their investment banking arms can be isolated from their retail banking arms.

An interesting suggestion this because the reasoning behind this change is that if a bank sustains heavy losses from its investments like the Scottish banks have over the last couple of years, instead of using taxpayers money to bail out the whole bank, the investment banking operation will be allowed to fail with billions of pounds of losses to institutional investors.  After all, they're only bankers and they can afford it right?

So just out of interest, if any bank bashers are reading this and thinking this is a great idea, have you ever wondered where the extra money in your pension fund comes from?  Or the interest on your savings?  Or where the investment income that keeps your council tax down comes from?  No, didn't think so.

Knowing the the investment banking arms of UK-based banks will be sacrificed if the bank gets into trouble will deter investors and if investors stop investing in the banks they will lose operating capital and if they lose operating capital they will go the same way as Northern Rock.

Friday, 8 April 2011

Portugal gives up and asks for a bailout

So Portugal has finally caved in and asked the EU and IMF for a loan to tide it over until next pay day.  Hands up if you're surprised ...

It was only a month and a half ago that the Portuguese government said it wouldn't be needing a bailout from the EU and IMF despite the cost of government borrowing increasing pretty rapidly.  Unsurprisingly, they've run out of money and can't afford to make repayments on bonds that are maturing soon.

Even though this is a eurozone problem, we are going to have to contribute about £4bn toward the cost of bailing Portugal out thanks to the deal Alistair Darling did, with George Osbourne's agreement, to contribute 13.6% (the percentage of the EU budget we pay) of the cost of any bailout of the Euro.

Monday, 4 April 2011

EU wants electric F1 races!

The interfering busybodies at the EU are trying to convince Formula 1 to hold races with electric cars!

The fastest electric car in the world is the Shelby Ultimate Aero EV which has a top speed of 208mph and a range of between 150 and 200 miles on a full charge according to Shelby.  The average grand prix track is between 125 and 180 miles.  Bearing in mind that a grand prix race involves driving cars aggressively and as fast as possible, the range is going to be decreased considerably and in all likelihood below the length of the actual race.

Of course, the batteries could be replaced as they would refuel a normal F1 car and the charging time of the Shelby is apparently only 10 minutes according to the company but a 10 minute pit stop isn't particularly exciting.  And then there's the top speed - F1 cars are effectively restricted to about 210mph by various technical rules such as rev limiters and restrictions on launch and traction control to slow the cars down.  The Shelby can match an F1 car but that's at the limit of the technology - there is little scope for improvement - and the Shelby will do the maximum speed regardless of how much "fuel" it has because electricity doesn't weigh anything whereas one of the big challenges in managing an F1 team is finding the right balance between the amount of fuel you carry, the time it takes to refuel and the speed benefit you get from carrying less fuel.  None of which you will get with electric cars.

Steve Uncles' sick April Fools "joke"

Steve Uncles, until recently the Campaign Manager for the failed English Democrats Party, has claimed on one of his Twitter accounts that I have called Nigel Farage mentally ill.

In actual fact, it was Steve Uncles who I said was mentally ill after receiving a sick April Fools "joke" text message from him saying that Nigel had died in a plane crash.  Uncles is a sick individual and devoid of any sense of morality but unbelievably, even though he's been forced to resign from his official position in the English Democrats, he's still a member, still in charge of English Democrats Twitter and Facebook accounts and still posting damaging material online bringing their party into disrepute.

Is it any wonder the English Democrats came behind the Monster Raving Loony Party in the Oldham East & Saddleworth by-election in January?

For the avoidance of any doubt, I did not say that Nigel Farage is mentally ill, I was quite clearly referring to the cretinous fruitcake, Steve Uncles.

Edit:
Just had another text message from Uncles, this time telling me (not for the first time) that Robin Tilbrook has told him he can sue me.  Is it possible to damage the reputation of someone who is already despised by his peers and tries to do deals with murderers and terrorists?  Answers on a postcard.

Localism Bill will force local authorities to pay EU fines

A clause in the Localism Bill will mean EU fines for not recycling enough or for air quality will be passed on to local authorities to pay.

In one way this is positive because at the moment the devolved governments of Scotland, Wales and NI are responsible for the legislation that underpins the EU's targets but they aren't responsible for paying the fines if they miss them.  But in every other way this is just plain wrong.

Local authorities in England are experiencing big cuts in their block grants - probably the only genuine cuts in the ConDem budget - and at the same time are being expected to do more with that money.  The London Assembly could be expected to pay £300m in EU fines for poor air quality if Cast Iron Dave and Eric Pickles don't get permission from their masters in the EU to delay air quality targets.  Local authorities could be hit with millions of pounds of fines for not meeting EU landfill targets and the money will come out of budgets for libraries, schools, social services, etc.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Another defection to UKIP

Chester City Ward Councillor, Richard Lowe, has defected from the Tories to UKIP.

In an article on his blog he explains that he hasn't joined UKIP because he's a disillusioned Tory but because he believes in UKIP.  He believes in low tax, small government and letting the electorate decide how they want their lives to be run which is why he's joined UKIP.

The media and the clueless LibLabcon like to paint UKIP as a party of protest voters and single issue campaigners but nothing could be further from the truth.  UKIP is full of people that joined UKIP because they agree with UKIP policies, not just because they're annoyed with Cast Iron Dave's latest transfer of sovereignty to the EU or Danny "Let's sell English forests but keep your hands of Scottish forests" Alexander's latest plan to sell off the family silver.

People join and vote for UKIP because they agree with what UKIP says and because they want UKIP representatives in government saying the things that normal people say but politicians won't.