Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
What can the Conservatives possibly be thinking of to have a Deputy Chairman who was always certain to attract this kind of attention as the election approached. Read the Evening Standard report from here?????
Watch the video I posted last evening and then marvel at the article in The Guardian this morning, linked here, which is the apt vehicle to demonstrate Vapid Cameron's latest demonstration of his having cast off from reality.
The business editor of the Daily Telegraph has a much more realistic, albeit thinly veiled, warning as to the real danger now facing the nation, namely civil unrest following sovereign debt default, read here.
As Cameron has himself rashly stated Britain is virtually bankrupt, just where does he imagine he will find 20,000,000,000 pounds to spend on climate gimmicks. Yesterday huge cuts were announced in Britain's defence spending to buy just 22 helicopters which will arrive too late for the purpose for which they are today required. Meanwhile the necessary cuts are only forecast to yield 900,000,000 pounds.
Cameron's government, if elected, will be facing deficits right across all the public services which most of the public consider untouchable. Yet he proposes ring fencing overseas aid? How does he imagine he is going to pay out the dole, the teachers, the police... Lord Ashcroft's charitable donations from his legitimate UK businesses perhaps?
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
The Shadow Defence Minister, Gerald Howarth MP, read here, was the latest to be humiliated on the TV Politics Show today.
The small group of financially driven individuals, seeking to gain power by coercing the now clearly reluctant Vapid Cameron to stand for the premiership, claimed another one-time previously fairly unsullied political scalp today. This follows the public humiliation of Philip Hammond MP, which occurred yesterday as reported below.
Howarth was repeatedly asked as Shadow Defence Minister whether he would ring fence defence spending from cuts while Overseas Development continued untouched as is the electorally gimmicky stance of the Cameroons. Lamentably the only response in supposed defence of his non-stance he could offer was that he was a Conservative.
Andrew Neil's tone of contempt when he retorted that he already knew that, carried every ounce of loathing that the nation must feel for a once proud party whose senior members are one by one called to crawl through the mire and traduce any principle they once may have claimed, to place into power the mostly nameless men and women of the so-called Cameroons who allow this charade to continue.
The ICM poll headlined in today's Guardian, linked here, show a further fall in support for the main opposition party to a Government that has lost every shred of respect throughout the country.
This poll was mostly taken before the weekend disaster of the phony parliamentary full taxation announcement made by Cameron on Sunday morning (see our two posts immediately beneath this).
This was also before Philip Hammond, one of the only effective Shadow Cabinet members, was sent forth into the broadcast studios of the BBC Radio 4 Today programme and the BBC 2 TV Daily Politics Show, to completely destroy any future political effectiveness he may once of possessed by uselessly trying to defend the indefensible in support of the tax status of the unspeakable.
The country requires an effective opposition. The Conservatives under Cameron, (who apparently now even lacks the drive to crave the post of PM, my view is that he is now in a complete funk over the gravity of the situation he will face), are now allowing not only the party name defining the previous philosophy of its one-time supporters to be suborned to Blairism, but also trashing the probity of even its still decent members on whom the hope for a national revival should depend!
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Earlier today I reported on the ill-considered, indeed lunatic, announcement from the leader of the main opposition party that in future he expects his supporters in the Commons and Lords to pay their taxes.
What he said was bad enough as may now be viewed on the Sky News web site linked here, but on further reflection the manner of its presentation was even worse.
Cameron appeared not only as every inch a person of zero drive and ambition, clearly evident in every word he spoke, but worse still, dressed as a man without the slightest intention, or indeed interest, in ever leading a country. Well certainly not one carrying any clout in the World.
Visit the website yourself, while still available to see what I mean ....... anybody seeking a part-time gardener in Witney or environs in Oxfordshire???????? They know where to look!
An extraordinarily stupid announcement, even by Cameron's standards has just been announced on Sky News by the Conservative Party leader:
Once elected he will pass a law requiring all parliamentarians to be proper UK Tax Payers, he thus at a stroke confirms:
AAA First he wants to buy the elections courtesy of the money from the likes of Ashcroft and Zac!
BBB He accepts that not all conservative candidates or peers are presently full UK tax payers.
This from a man who supposes himself to have the integrity to lead the Nation.
Friday, December 11, 2009
A BBC poll reported on The Daily Politics today had the Conservative Party economic team leaders only trusted by 33 per cent of respondents for handling the economy.
Amazing that one third of the electorate are still taken in by the two incompetents, Cameron and Osborne, after the latest release of expense details!
How, night after night on the Television News programmes are Cameron and Osborne silent as typically this eveninf, the MOD budget is reported 6 billion out of funds, the A400M programme alone being billions overspent as it makes its first long delayed maiden flight, the Gilts market in turmoil etc., etc., etc.
Those of us hoping for a reasonable alternative might take heart from a rumour coming my way this evening, namely that an Alliance of Euro-sceptic, Pro English Parliament, Anti-Sleaze parties is emerging for the 2010 General Election expected to fight approximately 360 seats in the General Election in Great Britain.
It is expected to be named “Alliance for Democracy” they apparently include the following:
Veritas (I had not realised this latter still existed either!)
Thursday, December 10, 2009
The Darling Pre-Budget Report yesterday in Parliament was a disaster!
The disgraceful deceit which underlay its every paragraph was a fitting culmination for twelve and a half years of deception which has turned the entire government machine into a self-serving machine to deliver and finance the ever-deeper decadence of the close-knit, mainly Scottish group at its centre.
The following passage apparently ignored by the mainstream media this morning is telling:
As a result, I am today able to offer guaranteed minimum real-terms increases in front-line NHS and schools spending for two years from 2011, as well as providing sufficient funding to maintain the number of police and community support officers. That means that I can confirm not just that we will increase spending as planned next year on hospitals, schools and policing, but we can pledge that spending on these crucial front-line services will continue to rise over and above inflation
after 2010-11, so that we can meet the improved public service guarantees and entitlements that we have set out. There will of course be Barnett consequentials for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The proof of the emptiness underlying the plans was further evidenced by the shameful interview provided to the BBC Today programme on Radio 4 this morning by Alistair Darling.
The problem for the English nation, who have now been clearly warned that yet more years of financial chicanery is planned, is that the leaders of the two main opposition parties, who may now well share power after the election, is that both have been picked by their party members for their similarity to that supreme confidence trickster Tony Blair.
Cameron and Clegg, therefore, not only seem to both lack character and experience but apparently are most adept at the glib presentation of inconsequential but eye-catching fads. Neither, it must be suspected from their backgrounds and actions may be expected to champion the English in their present situation of financial servitude to the nations at the periphary of the British Isles. ( Indeed thefirst and only truly substantive policy statement yet heard from Cameron was that the Barnett Formula was untouchable).
New Labour now have a few more months to further wreck Britain.
The tragedy for England and therefore Britain, is that there is as yet no leading opposition figure who appears to have the chance to emerge to put things to rights.
Members of the Conservative and Liberal Democratic Parties can act now to remove Clegg and Cameron or sit back and await the misery that the PBR makes clear is now heading straight towards them.
In the personal certainty no such thing will happen, can we now see more robust and honest campaigning on the economy from the UKIP and the English Democrats? Please
(Post copied to UKIP Uncovered Blog and the English Democrats via email)
Monday, December 07, 2009
Hope appears for the country as 'Dave' Cameron enters the area of polling where even the blinkered Tories may consider a change of Leader and more importantly party direction.
Read the strangely reported results in The Times from here.
Excerpts from the latest Bruges Group report are as follows:
British taxpayers will lose at least £9.7 billion due to rulings by the European Court of Justice. Commentators on the HSBC SDRT case have suggested that it will cost up to £5 billion, the UK Government's estimate for the FII GLO case is that it will cost taxpayers another £4.7 billion, and the estimated total of those (£9.7 billion) does not even taken into account the Thin Cap GLO or the Cadbury Schweppes CFC tax cases, both of which the Government is currently fighting in the courts.
Yet these tax blows to the nation’s finances, coming at a time when the Government is struggling with our huge national debt, could have been prevented. However, Ken Clarke and his successor, Gordon Brown, as Chancellor failed to act on advice to amend EU tax rules. Now the only option to protect British tax law from EU interference is for the UK to regain its freedom.
Sensational evidence produced in a recent tax case1 shows that Ken Clarke, when he was Chancellor of the Exchequer, failed to defend the UK’s tax rights, despite clear warnings from Inland Revenue officials that the ECJ would erode the UK's tax base. Furthermore, it is highly likely that his successor, Gordon Brown, also failed to act. Warned, as early as 1994, that the only solution was for the UK to obtain clear tax exemptions from the EU, then either from incompetence or neglect, Clarke ignored advice, probably also given to Brown, to seek changes that could have saved the UK Exchequer billions.
It is scandalous that the advice of Inland Revenue officials to seek a Treaty carve-out for tax, has been ignored by successive governments. It is clear that the approach of Ken Clarke and Gordon Brown has cost the UK Exchequer £billions as HMRC now loses tax case after tax case on EU law, when if the officials advice had been followed these cases may not have arisen.
The Labour government claims to have secured a red-line protecting the UK from the EU taking power over taxation. The evidence now shows that it waved a white flag.
The following was my comment to an article on Alistair Darling's planned 40 Billion Pound spending cuts in yesterday's Sunday Times, linked here :
A tax such as this could be called the "Brown Levy"as it is a direct necessity following from his arrogance, negligence and incompetence ...... or was it all deliberate to destroy England?
The Conservative Party under Cameron states it will not contemplate EU withdrawal, more on that on Ironies Too, linked here. So how will the Conservative Party carry on paying the EU billions and billions of pounds every year while also incurring billions and billions of industrial costs and penalties from its absurd over-regulation and meet the banking debt costs incurred by Brown, already at 131 billion and likely to grow to 850 billion perhaps during the next Parliament?
Vote for a party offering an "in or out"referendum on the EU such as UKIP or the English Democrats.
Friday, December 04, 2009
A startling local election result yesterday, where the Labour vote dropped by 9.6 % but the Tories fell by over 19% to lose their seat:
THANET Dane Valley result
Electorate 5,334; total vote 933; valid vote 930; spoiled votes 3. Turnout 17.4%
Sandra Hart (The Labour Party Candidate) 318 (34.2%) -9.6%
Bill Furness (Liberal Democrat) 260 (28.0%) +28%
Ingrid Spencer (The Conservative Party Candidate) 222 (23.9%) -19.&%
Wendy Allan (Independent) 130 (14.0%) – 4.3%
Labour gain from Conservative
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
When Geoffrey Van Orden, the veteran Tory MEP, suggested she should resign when Cameron won the general election, Ashton offered to let him listen to the supportive voicemail from Cameron after she won the post a fortnight ago at an EU summit. (The Guardian, here).
Can the Conservative Party retain the Blair-aping David Cameron as leader if he continues to deny the nation a referendum on the EU?
Nick Clegg has today withdrawn the Lib/Dem commitment to an in or out referendum on the EU, surely one of Britain's main parties must have a policy to avert national economic suicide?
Read the terrible news from here thirty odd hours after the Lisbon Treaty took effect, that is all it took.
Ottawa, Sydney or Bermuda folks?
Far worse is of course to follow!
Monday, November 30, 2009
The Independent will have the full results in tomorrow's edition, but read a summary from here.
The only hope for the country is a Labour defeat in the General Election, the best hope for a Labour defeat requires a Tory party split or a dumping of the shallow and untrustworthy David Cameron and his bunch of ineffectual lightweights.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
From The Sunday Times,which report may be read in full from here.
Fair enough, I suppose, for an old school buddy of Vapid, advising on imaginary or fantasy green issues. BUT there can be no justification for Zac Goldsmith to be a Prospective Parliamentary Candidate as well, one presumes from the infamous and shameful 'A' list.
Monied cronies, such as this should be elevated to the House of Lords, like that other supporter of the increasingly clearly quite odious Dave Cameron , namely Lord Ashcroft. In such a manner their cronyism can be borne as a badge, warning the decent ordinary public and voters of their solied purchasing power!
Saturday, November 28, 2009
A good analysis of the latest YouGov polling results which now have the Tories consistently below 40%.
It all boils down to the Lisbon treachery of course, read the comment concerned from here.
After that poll we now have the Lord Pearson rejected deal coverage all over the media all day today. 50 UKIP seats could now be realistic!!
The Times has a report that Lord Pearson offered Cameron through Tory Leader in the House of Lords, Lord Strathclyde, a deal on a referendum on the EU that could have saved the sovereignty AND democracy of Britain, or laid the blame and responsibility for their loss clearly at the feet of the electorate.
Cameron, EU lackey that he is, did not even have the courtesy to offer a reply. If no senior resignations from the Conservatives follow this weekend, especially following the later clarification given by Lord Pearson on the Today programme just now, then the Tories deserve no votes at the next election.
Friday, November 27, 2009
The verdict of a prominent Conservative Council Leader on the Shadow Cabinet, read here.
Clearly the public agrees, three council seats were lost by the Tories this week.
UKIP has a new leader tonight..... will he inject some professionalism into the party organisation or flounder like the Conservative Party?
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Eric Pickles, Conservative Party Chairman and Dictator was a Commie!
The report in the Sunday Times concerning the extreme left wing past of the present moronic Conservative Party Chairman surprises me not one jot!
The reduction of the Conservative Party lead to 6 points over Labour (37% to 31%) as reported in The Observer, also comes as no surprise.
The poll plunge will no doubt continue following Cameron's assertion on the Andrew Marr Show this morning that staying within the EU is one of his basic beliefs. More on that in my blog Ironies Too later today.
On Ukip Uncovered, here, I suggest a solution to the nation's ills.
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Listen to the broadcast where Cameron's Party Chairman tries to defend his odious rule which was at 0713 on the Radio 4 Today programme from this link.
In view of the polls the greatest danger now facing the country is Cameron's Conservative Party preparing to accept EU rule under this dreadful advertising man who has not one conservative principle in his make-up. Consider his side-kicks in the party Pickles and Ashcroft, are the shire constituency members or Turnip Taleban as they have been dubbed, really to vote for their imposed candidates?
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
"We need to use the state to remake society." David Cameron, quoted from his speech this evening on Conservative Home.
Andrew Marr and William Hague were jesting about "proconsuls"on Sunday morning, perhaps this is the reason a transcript of the interview has yet to appear on the BBC website. I had been thinking it was as a result of the grilling given Hague by Marr on Ashcroft's tax payments, residency status and promotion prospects together with Hague's disgraceful replies.
Some Conservatives are they not these two? One promoting state interference at every level of society for that is the essence of Cameron's extraordinary speech tonight, while his Deputy, on Sunday, seemed to suggest that whether or not UK taxes were properly paid was a matter of zero concern for a future Foreign Secretary!!
Saturday, November 07, 2009
The Daily Mail, November 6, 2009
Betraying the Crown
THE Tories are promising a ‘referendum guarantee’ on all future transfers of power to Brussels. If a future government tries to transfer further competences from Britain to the EU, a national referendum would be required by law before it could be ratified. Have they not read the Treaty of Lisbon?
Article 47 gives the EU as a whole a legal personality, so the EU itself can ‘speak with one voice’ to ratify any future treaties on behalf of all 27 countries. This includes the power to go to war.
In the UK, to date, for many things, including the decision to fight wars or to ratify treaties, our Government uses the Royal Prerogative on behalf of the British Crown.
The power of the Crown is held in trust by the executive and passed on to the next government. Article 47 of the Lisbon Treaty means our Government has handed over the Royal Prerogative to foreigners.
Yet the power of the British Crown is the ultimate authority – or sovereignty – behind Parliament, so it is not in the power of the government to give away the Royal prerogative to anyone – and certainly not to foreigners.
By this action, not only our Government, but also the Crown, has been made subservient to the EU.
EU treaties are designed to be permanent, so given that the EU is planning for the next 50 years, the gift of the Royal Prerogative is one which cannot be taken back.
I believe this gift was not in the power of Ministers and that they could, at a future date, be held guilty of sedition against the state.
Is that clear enough for the Tories?
Wolverhampton, West Midlands
Thursday, November 05, 2009
Tuesday, November 03, 2009
As President Klaus has now signed the Lisbon Treaty and William Hague has confirmed his treachery be appearing on TV to announce there will be no referendum in the UK; we now wait for Dave Cameron tomorrow to confirm all this blog has always leveled at him, since the first moment his name first appeared as a likely contender for the Conservative Party leadership. Read the blog archives to find pretty well every scathing attack on this spineless man which the decent English vocabulary permits.
Now the test is for all other true conservatives and democrats.
We must wait for Cameron's speech before being able to finally judge, how many MP resignations or party whip withdrawals will follow? I bet none!
Sunday, November 01, 2009
Yesterday The Independent newspaper returned to the topic of Lord Ashcroft, descibed as the majority shareholder of the blg Conservative Home by that blog itself. One comment to that article on his Lordship was as follows:
Friday, October 30, 2009
The Independent this morning ran three critical items on Lord Ashcroft as I noted here on Ironies Too:
Conservative Home blog goes silent
I have sent my own unsolicited advice to Tim Montgomerie on the subject of his blog. I will update developments which could restore hope for a true Conservative Party to re-emerge as they unfold.
The e-mail I sent to the editor of the Conservative Home blog was as follows:
I have admired all you have achieved with Conservative Home but surely it is now time to change server to Blogger, which is very effective and requires no backers as it is free.
Conservative Home is Tim Montgomerie, you will be followed by Conservative voters.
The problems for Cameron, Ashcroft and the non-conservative party they have created must be resolved before the election, with Lord Pearson leading UKIP and these revelations in the paper today, a large responsibility has fallen upon your shoulders.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Read this post and the comments, from here, probably not there for long so a re-post below:
CCHQ has trashed principle after principle in its manipulation of candidate selection
The decision by David Cameron to introduce all women shortlists (AWS) - a move he described as a "step too far" just three years ago - is the latest in a long line of decisions taken by the Tory leadership to control the selection of Tory candidates and has, in the process, eroded key conservative principles.MERIT
It all began with the A-list. The candidates on the A-list (particularly the female candidates) performed less well in previous election campaigns than the men. 22 of the original A-listers achieved swings above the national average swing of 2.21% and 46 achieved below-average swings. Getting on to the A-list was not a rigorous process with candidates revealing that they faced very different interview processes. Some even had second chances.
Given that 70% of approved candidates are men (and the number of women applying to be Tory candidates was actually falling at one point) there was always an unfairness in half-women shortlists (HWS) - an unfairness that boiled over into rebellion at Dudley North. ConservativeHome warned that HWSs could have a perverse effect. We wrote this in August 2006: "Any attempt to impose half-women shortlists may backfire. Associations may, perversely, think that any woman in the final round is there to make up a quota rather than because of her intrinsic merits." That is exactly what has happened. The proportion of women selected has fallen since HWSs became compulsory.DEMOCRACY
If Associations refused to accept HWSs they lost the right for all local members to have the final say in candidate selection.
Also under David Cameron's watch ordinary party members lost the right to deselect sitting MEPs. If they had not lost that right we might have seen Edward McMillan-Scott MEP deselected before he caused such trouble for the party since.
Another subversion of democracy was the decision to put women at the top of regional MEP lists even if they received fewer votes than men.
CCHQ expects volunteer activists to devote years of fundraising and envelope-stuffing to the party but they no longer trust them to choose their parliamentary candidates or their MEPs.SOCIAL JUSTICE
We need more women MPs. We need them on grounds of fairness but also because a debate involving women is richer than one without. We also need more people from public sector backgrounds and people with experience of the voluntary and poverty-fighting sectors. I do not think it is helpful that quite so many Tory MPs are from the City, law, the south and from private schools. True diversity is about more than more women. If diversity was a key aim the criteria for the A-list were too superficial. ConservativeHome's own campaign to help lower income candidates has been consistently overlooked by CCHQ.TRANSPARENCY
CCHQ tried to keep the A-list secret (something ConHome corrected) but the lesson on transparency was not learnt. CCHQ suppressed the data on membership numbers and turnout during last year's vote on non-incumbent MEP candidates.LOCALISM
In all of the above the idea that local institutions are instinctively trusted by Team Cameron has been comprehensively trashed.COURTESY
Throughout the whole process there has been a lack of courtesy to the candidates seeking a seat. They all make enormous sacrifices for the party and pay an annual fee to be on the candidates list but were not informed if they did not get on to second waves of the A-list. A ConHome straw poll found that candidates had to ring CCHQ at least three times before getting their phone calls returned.
CCHQ will justify AWS on the basis that they are necessary to correct an historical wrong. The same arguments have been used for all ethnic minority work contracts in the USA. Are the Conservatives now willing to support such contracts? They have surrendered any principled opposition to them with this decision on AWS.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Read a report on an address to a Conservative Association by Sean Gabb, as posted by the author from here.
Please read it all the way to this conclusion:
If you want to preserve this nation, you must be prepared for a radical jettisoning of what is no longer merely old, but also dead. The conservative challenge is to look beneath the plumage and save the dying bird.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
The BBC reports that Cameron is once more fretting over the shortage of women and ethnic minorities on the Conservative Party candidate list.
A far greater problem that will cost an avalanche of votes at the next general election is the dishonesty of his sitting MPs AND the refusal to learn from past mistakes in that area by selection of similar candidates for the coming years. Consider these latest two taken from the Candidates section of the Conservative Home blog, linked here:
Oxbridge QC (Blair clone again -Life experience NIL) :
Stephen Phillips QC read Law at Oxford and after a short stint in the Welsh Guards and attending Sandhurst, he was called to the Bar in 1993 and appointed a QC earlier this year. He is also Chairman of the Governors of the only sign-bilingual school in Britain. Douglas Hogg will bequeath a notional majority of 12,687 over Labour. (Sleaford and North Hykeham).
"Deep experience of the NHS"- Great help for Britain's economic crisis!
Dr Philip Lee aged 39 and a bit years succeeds the disgraced Andrew Mackay in Bracknell. Another safe seat wasted unless a decent independent can quickly be found.
Friday, October 09, 2009
West End ward, Westminster
Con - 526 - 61% (+10)
Lab - 169 - 20% (+3)
Lib Dem - 108 - 12% (-2)
Green - 62 - 7% (-8)
Con hold (UKIP did not stand this time)
Penrith West ward, Eden
LD - 387 - 52% (+52)
Con - 157 - 21% (-18)
BNP - 102 - 14% (+14)
Ind - 58 -8% (-37)
Lab - 26 - 3%( -13)
Green - 18 - 2% (+2)
Lib Dem gain from Ind
Grange Hill ward, Epping Forest
Con - 453 - 52% (-32)
Lib Dem - 411 - 48% (+48)
Con hold (Lab did not stand this time)
Con - 830 -54% (-4)
Lab - 460 -30% (+30)
Lib Dem - 250 - 16% (-26)
Monday, October 05, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
The Rt Hon David Cameron MP
Leader of the Conservative Party
House of Commons,
Dear Mr Cameron,
Although I am not in the Conservative Party, I have always voted for the Conservatives in a General election. However, as the EU instigates so very many of our Laws now and a great deal more should ‘Lisbon’ come into FORCE, we all, even our own MP’s will have to obey, I question why anyone would want to vote for any British political Party that, although elected by the people of this country, to speak for the people, do not do as the people wish. It is well known that the people were promised and should have had a referendum on the very constitutional EU Treaty.
Having just written that, and knowing the contents of that Treaty, I believe anyone that voted for it, may be violating their solemn Oath of Allegiance to the British Crown and the present wearer of it. If I just take the smallest Article (Article 47) in the Treaty of Lisbon, it gives the European Union as a whole, for the very first time, “legal personality” which allows the EU to “speak with one voice” for the whole of the EU on many subjects and at meetings and to ratify Treaties on behalf of all 27 Countries without debates in National Parliaments. War making Power? There is no mention that this is NOT so.
As far as the UK is concerned our Government uses the Royal Prerogative on behalf of the British Crown for many things and particularly, for ratifying Treaties. The power of the Crown is used through the Royal Prerogative. It is held in trust by Government Ministers and to pass on to the next maybe different Government to use. Through Article 47, it means that our Government has given the Royal Prerogative to foreigners to use through the ratification of the Treaty of Lisbon. The power of the British Crown is the ultimate authority (sovereignty) of Parliament and its Treaty making instrument, the Royal Prerogative. It is not in the authority of Government to give away this Royal Prerogative to anyone and certainly not to foreigners, it is not in their ‘gift’ to give, for it belongs to The British Crown.
The Treaty, I believe, is contrary to our own Common law Constitution and Her Majesty’s Coronation Oath, "That no foreign Prince, person, prelate, state, or potentate hath, or ought to have any jurisdiction, power superiority, pre-eminence, or authority, ecclesiastical or spiritual, within this realm, So help me God." ALL our politicians swear a solemn Oath of Allegiance to the Crown and through the Crown to this Country and its people before they can take their seat in Parliament. How then can they ratify Treaties that allows foreigners to ratify Treaties on our behalf, and for all the years to come?
I doubt any of us believe the people will continue voting or paying for a "pretendy" Government for long, especially as time goes by. This is not what we vote for them to do. All three major political parties are presently talking of cuts in spending. Stop paying the billions in “contributions” to the EU and paying the unlimited amounts in “fines” when this once sovereign Government does not always get EU laws right, and then everything will fall into place. Working with others and not ruled by them.
Has Government in ratifying this Treaty revoked the power of the Crown as exercised by Government denying the exclusive authority of the British Government to use the Royal Prerogative in those areas they have agreed to allow the EU to use the powers of the Royal Prerogative in their stead? In the doing, the EU “Binds the Crown and Government”. Not only is our Government made subservient to the EU, the Crown is also by this action. I write
of “The Crown”, for I recognise that the power of the Crown is the ultimate authority (sovereignty) of Parliament and that power, (sovereignty) is used by Government through the Royal Prerogative. It is that sovereign power this Government have given away to the European Union for Article 47. As the EU Treaties are designed for all time and the EU is planning for the next 50 years, it would seem to be a gift of which there is no return, given by a temporary Government, binding every new future Government and future Heirs to the throne. I submit this was not in the gift of ministers and that they could, at a future date, be held guilty of sedition against the State.
I am mindful that it was also the Conservatives that made Her Majesty a Citizen of Europe through the ratification of the Treaty of Maastricht. It is well known that two subjects of Her Majesty tried to bring charges of treason against the Government but it was deemed, as I understand it, by the then Attorney General as ‘not in the public’s interest’ to allow the case. (yet one rule of justice is that no man be judge in his own case, “non judex in causa sua”. However times change, and we also know that “Lisbon” changes (deepens) that EU citizenship, for the Treaty of Lisbon has ‘competence’ over all Nation States’ Constitutions and Laws. However, in spite of the Treaties ratified by this Government, or perhaps because of, if Lisbon goes through without the people having had their say in a referendum, the people’s allegiance to their own Country will become stronger and parts of their own Constitution, Magna Carta and the Declaration and Bill of Rights 1688/9 will eventually be put to the test once more. It does not bode well for future peace.
Not many people have any trust left in Members of our Parliament and even less in the present Government. “Britain will not be bound by Treaties to which the British have not given assent”. That was written by William Reese-Mogg September 13 2009. Should you wish for my vote, I would need a total vow of commitment to hold a referendum whether the Treaty has been ratified or not and the Treaty withdrawn immediately whether all 27 States have ratified it or not. Never in the history of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties has anything like this happened before, although a Treaty has been withdrawn once, before all parties ratified. It is however, very questionable if the Treaty of Lisbon complies with the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties own articles, for the Treaties should be clear and precise in order to be understood by all those to whom it applies. The Treaty of Lisbon is perhaps the most (deliberately) ‘muddled’ EU Treaty of all time and perhaps the last EU Treaty, for its acceptance will finally destroy the self-governing of each Nation State. I await your reply and actions with great interest.
Anne Palmer. JP. (Written copy in the post.)
Monday, September 21, 2009
The news of another Ashcroft coup was slipped out on the Conservative Home blog on a quiet Sunday, relish the sycophantic comments as the last shred of independence is finally ripped away from a once stimulating website, read it here.
Teetering Tories had better shift up a gear or two as it once again resumes its role as the only real blog with an independent and outside view of the Conservative Party! (Spot Iain Dale's comment in thethread of the above link and note that he too is now in league with the Tory Treasurer).
Saturday, September 05, 2009
Finally the absence of conservative principles and policies seems to be coming home to haunt the Tories as now corrupted by Cameron.
Local polls last week as detailed on Conservative Home, linked here, spell out the full disaster where were it not for an ex-Ghurka scraping in by just four votes in a ward in Kent the results would have been a complete whitewash at a time when rumours regarding the health of the universally loathed Prime Minister are sweeping the internet.
Hallow, Malvern Hills LibDems gain from the Tories whose vote was down 16.5 per cent.
Ham, Plymouth Labour hold with a 2.7 per cent vote gain while the Tories lose 15.7 per cent.
Southwick Wiltshire an Independent gains from the Conservative who arrives third behind the LibDem with only 273 votes a fall of 34.3 per cent.
The contempt and insults heaped upon the Speaker of Parliament in various comment threads during the hours following the news that UKIP's Nigel Farage will stand against him at the General Election, appear to now be deservedly also coming the way of the party from which Bercow sprang which Cameron and his clique have so effectively contrived to be effectively bereft of worth.
Read about Brown's health, first here and then from here.
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
The interview this morning during which the Tory Leader was quizzed on his own mortgage expenses and was evasive in the extreme and finally forced to admit that he would never contemplate leaving the EU was effectively buried by the blog Conservative Home by only mentioning it at the head of a sub-thread with a pointless interview with William Hague.
The slick snake oil salesman has finally been fully sussed as may be heard by clicking here.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
The actual wording, at present only being reported on TV, will be linked here as soon as it is available, it is quite simply astounding!
Update! Here is what Vapid said, as reported in the Telegraph, more than living up to that nickname:
Mr Cameron replied:
"Thank you for being so frank and candid about your decision to stand down at the coming election. I know this was a very hard decision for you to take, but I completely understand why you have decided to do so.
"You have been under enormous pressure in the last two weeks. Sometimes the focus of the public spotlight can be unbearably intense, as you described graphically to me on the phone this morning. I understand that the pressure has now become more than you can bear.
"You have struggled hard to balance your roles of mother and Member of Parliament, and spoken eloquently of how difficult it is to combine the two. As you said to me this morning, your first instinct must now be to protect the wellbeing of your family - especially of your son."The BBC earlier reported that he went much further than this, I will try to obtain a more complete version, or possibly he has back-tracked.
Update 2 Here from the Guardian is the full text of Cameron's reply:
Thank you for being so frank and candid about your decision to stand down at the coming election. I know this was a very hard decision for you to take, but I completely understand why you have decided to do so.
You have been under enormous pressure in the last two weeks. Sometimes the focus of the public spotlight can be unbearably intense, as you described graphically to me on the phone this morning. I understand that the pressure has now become more than you can bear.
You have struggled hard to balance your roles of mother and Member of Parliament, and spoken eloquently of how difficult it is to combine the two. As you said to me this morning, your first instinct must now be to protect the wellbeing of your family - especially of your son.
In terms of your own case, you have given full answers to the questions that have been put to you, and you have given a good account of yourself.
You step down in the knowledge that you have been an incredibly hardworking and committed Member of Parliament, and that your achievements cannot be taken away from you. You have always fought for the people of Bromsgrove with great spirit, and I know that very many of them are extremely grateful for the work you have done for them for the last 12 years.
Don't let this cast a shadow over your achievements. You should be extremely proud of what you have done - including as shadow culture secretary, and on the select committee for business and enterprise. Since your student days you've been a valiant fighter for the Conservative party. Though today must seem a very dark day, I know that you have so much to offer in the future.
The public are rightly angry at what has happened over MPs' expenses. If we are to rebuild trust in politics, it is essential that there is thorough and urgent reform. But it is also extremely important that part of that reform should include better ways of enabling women to combine the roles of politician and mother.
I hope that you and Andrew will, in the coming months, be able to start the process of rebuilding your lives.What planet is Cameron living upon? Fifty thousand pounds of tax payers money to build a bedroom for her brother to live in rent free with all the other abuses of taxpayer funds by this miserable couple! Unbelievable!! To then say this:
Don't let this cast a shadow over your achievements. You should be extremely proud of what you have done
As I understand David Cameron's stance on Maggot MP Andrew MacKay and his Maggot MP wife, who calls herself Julie Kirkbride, she is in the clear over the "no-first home situation" that involved them both, purely because she took the word of her husband on the matter.
Pushing women as he does on to the Conservative Candidate list one must wonder if constituency selection procedures should perhaps in future give more consideration to the stature of married female candidate's husbands than to the candidates themselves if they are apparently incapable of handling their own expenses.
Are female Tory MP so shallow and incapable that they are to be considered unable to form their own value judgements on their own expense claims - says little for their ability to consider legislation!
An extraordinary set back for the women's movement I would have thought.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I listened to Cameron's speech on the re-distribution of power and as predicted it was clever but crap.
How will the conspiratorial Conservatives disguise the fact that they will do nothing about our almost complete loss of sovereignty (certainly of self-governance) to the EU, I wondered, when it came to reporting the oh so heavily hedged commitments in print?
Not long to wait as it turned out, for here already from the web site of the party itself, linked here, comes this devious ruse:
He warned that people feel “increasingly powerless” and “at the mercy of powerful elites that preside over them” – and outlined plans for a “massive, sweeping, radical redistribution of power”:
“From the state to citizens; from the government to parliament; from Whitehall to communities. From Brussels to Britain; from judges to the people; from bureaucracy to democracy.”Notice the full stop? And this in a speech from a party pledging openness and pledging transparency. I suspect that all this is to divert attention from the fact that it is today the sixth anniversary of the unveiling of the Constitutional Treaty, widely ignored everywhere else but to be covered in detail on Ironies Too.
Missed the full stop and its implication let me illustrate:
“From the state to citizens; from the government to parliament; from Whitehall to communities. From Brussels to Britain; from judges to the people; from bureaucracy to democracy.”
Why not a continuation of the two earlier semi colons? We all know why! Because the lying toads are conning us again!
The second sentence of the above quotation has no meaning whatsoever in English as it has been punctuated!
If they really planned to do anything about the EU why is it not in their manifesto for 4th June, down-loadable in all its complete emptiness, also from their website. (Hint don't bother!).
What a shameless bunch they have become, first can't efficiently fiddle their exes, second can't efficiently disguise an obvious untruth.
All the proposals rolled out by Cameron for reforming Parliament today are rubbish!
All the expense fiddles shade into insignificance when every MP draws full pay and a fat pension for doing only a quarter of a job. The rest has been given away to the EU. Nothing has been given in return.
Anybody looking around can see that their country is now controlled by German, French and Scottish interests! All this and without the clearly promised Referendum on the new Constitutional arrangements now planned via the Lisbon Treaty.
These obvious realities render all who continue to sit in Parliament to be perceived as crooked shysters, for it was the opposition's job to hold the Government to their own manifesto promise, by extreme pressure on Labour MPs who should have been warned of the inevitable consequences now beinning.
The proposals of Cameron on reform of Parliament are pure garbage, for Parliament has been neutered and sold off by our two main political parties, cheered on by the Liberal/Democrats and out negotiated at every step by our continental neighbours.
I am blogging on Ironies Too, over the next day or two, on the treachery carried out over the referendum, as it is now the sixth anniversary of my initial reactions on Ironies to the proposed EU constitution. Six years of continuing betrayal - how time flies!
Monday, May 25, 2009
What values might they be? I wondered as Cameron uttered this latest glib gimmick on the Andrew Marr Show yesterday morning.
David Cameron, or just plain vapid as this blog likes to occasionally refer to him, has no obvious values whatsoever. He has ambition, the burning desire to be Prime Minister which might be considered commendable by some, particularly as he so vividly and frequently gives evidence of the fact that he lacks any single character attribute for such a job! But values? No way, I thought so I have sought guidance from the Party's web site, linked here.
Sure enough, all kinds of policies and statements about what will be accomplished, talk of war rooms etc., but not a single word about this alien concept for the Cameroon's which must have sounded so alluring in preparing for the TV Studio - VALUES! At one point I found a link stating "Where we stand" but when it is clicked all we get is "Void" the item being merely a heading for all kinds of specific nonsense with narry a value, let alone a principle, in sight.
If you visit the "People" page on the web site, just before the smiling faces of Cameron's motley crew appear you are greeted with the message "Wide Branding Image" very apt..... perhaps Dave should have said to Marr "....if you share our wide branding image come and be a Conservative candidate."
In fact if one searched for an antonym to what Cameron stands for, VALUES would be way up there with the front runners.
Were I not already dissuaded from considering throwing my hat into the ring for a Conservative candidature by the ghastly thought that one would need to be a "team player" with the dross with which Cameron has surrounded himself, then the misuse of this word and the sheer effrontery of this man's ignorance of what it means, would certainly deter me.
Husky photo shoot with Values emblazoned on the sleigh anyone?
Sunday, May 10, 2009
James Gray shames the Conservative Party
The above is the headline for a discussion yesterday on Conservative Home Blog after the named Tory MP has been caught claiming for wreaths he laid on Remembrance Sunday.
The topic has gathered 105 comments so far, but none seem to quite gather the real tragedy, that this action does not shame Cameron's Conservative Party one jot! In fact it is exactly what this blog could well have predicted!
Shame? Can any imagine Cameroon's even understand the connotations of the word?
Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Czech President Klaus can now make Cameron's Referendum Con ValuableAs the Czech Parliament has now approved the Lisbon Treaty the promise by President Klaus to delay signature until the last moment now becomes even more significant.
Even if the Irish vote Yes to Lisbon in a second referendum this autumn the fact that Cameron yesterday pledged to hold a British Referendum on the Treaty if it had yet to be ratified upon a Tory election victory gives President Klaus (and indeed the Polish President) every justification to withhold his signature from the Constitutional Treaty that neuters 27 Parliaments across the EU.
This has also been posted to Ironies Too.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
'Nice is a "major step" to a European superstate' William Hague - June, 2001
William Hague said yesterday that the Conservatives would not ratify the treaty ( the Nice Treaty) as it stood if they gained power. He rejected Mr Blair's assurances that it "advanced British interests" and said it was a "major step" towards a European superstate. The Daily Telegraph 19th June 2001, linked here.
William Hague demands a referendum on Lisbon to return us to the Nice Treaty - William Hague - April,2009.
Mr Hague said that, if it were not ratified (the Lisbon Treaty - blog editor) by the time of a Tory victory, there would be a referendum “in the opening months” and a Bill preparing for the vote would be ready. The Times 29th April 2009, linked here.
If the EU is now a superstate (which it is clearly becoming) then the only honest straightforward stance for William Hague is to push for a renogiation of our entire relationship! He cannot in conscience support the present Cameron led Conservative Party stance on the EU.
A rejection of the Lisbon Treaty terms in a British referendum MIGHT result (Cameron would likely ignore the result) in a return to Britain being controlled under the terms of the Nice Treaty, with the extra penal financial contributions as subsequently conceded by the Traitor AND Liar Tony Blair in his pursuit of the EU Presidency).
This post also appears on Ironies Too.
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Fraser Nelson in the News of the World, here, comments on the lamentable lack of leadership in the Tory Party, welcome to what this blog has been trying to put across for years Mr Nelson!
A few quotes:
You won't hear any Tory grumbling in public. It's amazing how a poll lead (and the prospect of ministerial limos) can unify a party. But Tories do wonder: what's the point of winning if all we're going to do is dress up Labour plans in posher words? Or, as a senior shadow minister put to me: "Are we promising a change of government, or just a change of personnel?"
I heard it reported about Labour this weekend that they cannot get rid of Brown at this stage because the party would be slaughtered at the election, the same seems true of Cameron (in spite of the present huge poll lead) and the Tories, for things are deteriorating so fast it is the country as a whole that will have been effectively slaughtered in thirteen months from now.
Massive public spending cuts have to begin now. The IFS has shown there is at least a 45 billion pound hole in the budget sums which is growing daily, meantime the abhorrent gluttony in the public sector, led by the political class, continues apace with no sign Cameron has even noticed the hypocrisy of his own position.
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
It is now coming up to two weeks since the British public had a rare insight into the weirdly warped mind of the Conservative Party Chairman Eric Pickles MP, through the window afforded by Question Time.
I have earlier provided a transcript of the explanation by the self-destructing 'clockwork' nincompoop who seems to assume that only Maggot MP have time constraints in performing their jobs, but here is the video now on YouTube which if anything comes over as even more breathtakingly arrogant and insufferable where the whole bearing of the man seems to indicate a lifestyle of indolence and over-indulgence thus adding to the disgraceful nature of the excuses he provides for an act of pure selfish greed:
Now it is Question Time for David Cameron Leader of the main opposition party The Conservatives, who alone appoints the Party Chairman -"WHY, TWO WEEKS TOMORROW SINCE THIS NATIONALLY TELEVISED DISASTER TOOK PLACE, IS THIS MAN STILL CHAIRMAN OF YOUR PARTY , HAVE YOU NO SHAME EITHER?"
(Any wondering"Why Mable?" in this posting's title - Click here.)
Monday, March 30, 2009
The Guardian has the report, here.
What Irony, for as I recorded on this blog of 20th October 2008, it was Wheeler involved in the coup that dumped the last properly elected Tory leader and gave the Conservative Party the disastrous Howard and thereafter his two jumped-up protégés Osborne and Cameron. The post, linked here, mainly quoting a Comment to The Daily Telegraph prior to that paper blacklisting me, stated :
Time for the last properly elected Tory Leader to speak out!
My post at 09:43 am this morning to an article by IDS in the DT this morning, linked here:
Stuart Wheeler and other shadowy backers of the Conservatives who reportedly forced this man from the party leadership have much to answer for as well.
Now that Mandelson and Campbell are back fully behind the New Labour project the consequences of the Michael Howard leadership will be fully exposed in the next election campaign. The over promotion of George Osborne is only the most obvious aspect of Howard's disastrous tenure.
When the full facts of the manipulated leadership election which put Cameron in position (all chronologically chronicled on my blog Teetering Tories) are properly publicised during the General Election campaign, the Conservatives will be seen to be led by a man with about as much legitimacy as Robert Mugabe has at present - will that help rid the country of New Labour?
At least David Davis has distanced himself from the Cameroons, but IMHO the likes of the author of this article must now also make a political stand! Posted by Martin at 12:17 PM
It is the Telegraph group of papers that has removed the link from the internet which once provided the main evidence for the rigged election of David Cameron, hence that paper's displeasure with my contributions I presume.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Prime Minister, I see you’ve already mastered the essential craft of the European politician: namely the ability to say one thing in this chamber and a very different thing to your home electorate. You’ve spoken here about Free Trade – and amen to that. Who would have guessed, listening to you just now, that you were the author of the phrase ‘British jobs for British workers’ and that you have subsidised, where you have not nationalised outright, swathes of our economy, including the car industry and many of the banks? Perhaps you would have more moral authority in this house if your actions matched your words? Perhaps you would have more legitimacy in the councils of the world if the United Kingdom were not going into this recession in the worst condition of any G20 country?
The truth, Prime Minister, is that you have run out of our money. The country as a whole is now in negative equity. Every British child is born owing around £20,000. Servicing the interest on that debt is going to cost more than educating the child. Now, once again today you try to spread the blame around; you spoke about an international recession, international crisis. Well, it is true that we are all sailing together into the squalls. But not every vessel in the convoy is in the same dilapidated condition. Other ships used the good years to caulk their hulls and clear their rigging; in other words – to pay off debt. But you used the good years to raise borrowing yet further. As a consequence, under your captaincy, our hull is pressed deep into the water line under the accumulated weight of your debt.
We are now running a deficit that touches 10% of GDP, an almost unbelievable figure. More than Pakistan, more than Hungary; countries where the IMF have already been called in.
Now, it’s not that you’re not apologising; like everyone else I have long accepted that you’re pathologically incapable of accepting responsibility for these things. It’s that you’re carrying on, wilfully worsening our situation, wantonly spending what little we have left. Last year - in the last twelve months – a hundred thousand private sector jobs have been lost and yet you created thirty thousand public sector jobs. Prime Minister, you cannot carry on for ever squeezing the productive bit of the economy in order to fund an unprecedented engorgement of the unproductive bit. You cannot spend your way out of recession or borrow your way out of debt. And when you repeat, in that wooden and perfunctory way, that our situation is better than others, that we’re ‘well-placed to weather the storm’, I have to tell you that you sound like a Brezhnev-era apparatchik giving the party line. You know, and we know, and you know that we know that it’s nonsense! Everyone knows that Britain is worse off than any other country as we go into these hard times. The IMF has said so; the European Commission has said so; the markets have said so – which is why our currency has devalued by thirty percent. And soon the voters too will get their chance to say so. They can see what the markets have already seen: that you are the devalued Prime Minister of a devalued government.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
I have sent the following to the Webmaster on "The Blue Blog"
A blog sponsored by the Conservative Party should surely not ignore one of the longest running blogs on the internet devoted to the British Conservative Party, namely Teetering Tories which had its first post in October 2003 on the leadership problems of IDS.
I fully understand why Conservative Home as an individual's blog has never linked my blogs but as this is the official party blog surely you should not ignore a specialist, long-standing blog entirely devoted to the policy choices facing the main opposition party within the UK
(Typically for the Tories the e-mail would not send with an overseas post code, I therefore had to manufacture one in the UK format, and these people want to run the country??)
Britain's Conservative Party - Frit of advice or critiqueThe Tories have started a blog (finally), with links to other blogs BUT No Surprise! There is no link to one of the longest running commentaries on the party and its policies "Teetering Tories" which had its first posting on 17th October 2003 on the leadership of IDS and has been following the faltering progress ever since.
Can the Conservatives not contemplate policy debate or constructive criticism? Try the link and surf the blog's archives and ask yourself - "What kind of party tries to censor criticism - surely not one upholding Conservative beliefs?
Saturday, March 21, 2009
I have updated the format of this blog in anticipation of shortly being able to announce that either the Leader of the Party, David Cameron, or his Shadow Chancellor, George Osborne, will shortly mount their first effective attack on the economic policies of the Labour Government over the past 12 years.
I anticipate such an amazing event based on the Ernst & Young ITEM Club report on the economy which effectively states that Britain is now doomed and is surprisingly enough being widely reported, even in the UK, on both radio, TV and the press!!
(Probably have to wait until Monday as I forgot for a moment that Cameron does not do weekends!)
Monday, March 16, 2009
The following is from an item in today's The Sun by David Cameron on the BBC:
I AM a slightly rare creature — a lifelong Conservative who is a fan of the BBC.Have you spotted the contradiction? Simple to find the answer:
David Cameron is not a Conservative - he is a socialist, just study his policies!
Update at 1730 GMT. Mowing the grass I pondered longer on this. Can such insanity really be happening? Conservative Home are debating the matter as if it were a serious proposal, read here.
I mean he will not even be in power this year so what relevance has any proposal he makes for this year?? Why not announce he is reducing road tax?? Why not concentrate on the REAL Crisis as Christina Speight asks in her comment to the Tory Blog quoted here: