Monthly Archives: April 2009

New Libertarian blog just spotted


Hat tip Brian Micklethwait.

Here’s Life, Liberty and proper tea. He even linked to us here – a famous and well-under-reported speech by Sean Gabb about British conservatism!

Gurkhas (might now be able to stay) : quite right too


UPDATE1:- Jeff Randall sticks it good and proper to Gordon Brown. But I take issue with Jeff on one point. He thinks ZanuLieBorg is inept and venal.

I do not. I think they are astonishingly patient, irremediably wicked, exquisitely organised _and_ with a Plan, and inimical to Western liberal civilisation on purpose. They have got like this quite voluntarily, willingly lapping up GramscoMarxian evil and corruption from the mother’s-milk of their University tutors, who we should never have allowed to be in place where they were in the first place. I can’t right now think what ought to have been done with such intellectuals instead, but they should certainly never have been allowed inside a teaching establishment – indeed, exactly as State socialist functionaries in the Warsaw Pact countries barred liberals from any sort of academic post whatever.

“Hate speech” is what these buggers want to prosecute people like us for: actually it is what they do to others.

 

David Davis

Round One to Nick Clegg  – and to a band of honourable Labour MPs, for either voting against their dear Leader or at least abstaining, despite the protests of Tacqui Jacqui.

One thing that libertarians understand, and GramscoFabiaNazis actively and purposefully reject, is the common currency of human morality, honour and respect. It ought to have been obvious to a child of six that if A encourages B, C and D to enlist as soldiers, who carry the implicit risk of injury or death while in service of A, then A cannot in all logicality stop B, C and D from coming to live later in A’s country, if it should please them to do so.

I can’t think many would, specially now. But it’s not the point. Although these unreconstructed primitive shysters, snake-oil-peddlers and gangsters who today rule us have made this place a vision of hell, moral principles are absolute – or ought to be. Libertarians understand this, which is why we are frequently to hated and challenged in debate by relativists.

A future Libertarian British – or English? – administration (a tautology I admit) cannot afford to make such mistakes. We shall need friends, and will understand how not to rat on people.

What an interesting piece of writing


David Davis

Here’s old friend Brian Micklethwait at Samizdata. I just wanted to share this bit with those of you who might otherwise have missed it.

Ho ho ho


Shotsmag Reviews -Conspiracies of Rome


 

Shotsmag Reviews -Conspiracies of Rome

CONSPIRACIES OF ROME

Richard Blake

Hodder, pbk
Feb 2008 £7.99
Reviewer L J Hurst

No matter what condition it is in, or which enemy might be knocking at the door, there always is and has been backstabbing going on in Rome. For the thriller writer the question has to be, when? Is it the Rome of the late Republic, or the early Empire? The Rome of the Middle Ages or the Rome of today? Rome has managed to be the same and yet different in every period. Richard Blake has found another of those Romes: that of 607 AD. Christianity has been established across the remains of the Empire, but the Empire itself is split into two, with the Emperor resident in Constantinople, while the Lombards have a kingdom of their own to the north of the Alps, and follow the Arian heresy rather the rule of the Pope.
In England, the Pope is still hoping to make angels of the Angles: Aelric is one of them, in theory a member of the conquering ruling class, whose relatives are ending unhappily, and whose attempts to make another life for himself in the Church are spoiled by his taste for young ladies. Not a wise move when those ladies might have fathers in power. Aelric and his church master, Maximin, manage to be sent on a mission to Rome, in theory to bring back Christian scripture and classic literature, though this is also convenient for Aelric as one of his ladies has fallen pregnant. Aelric, events are to prove, is a something of a picaro, an early Flashman.
Rome from a distance looks like the true Christian city on a hill, closer Aerlic finds it is a ruin above broken sewers. Drainholes might be blocked, they might have collapsed, they might allow bodies to be dumped within them. One morning, not long the priest and his acolyte arrive with some gold acquired unusually on their way, Aelric finds the body of his old master, stabbed and battered, victim of perhaps not one but two assaults. Aelric realises that the authorities are unlikely to find the murderers very soon and begins his own investigations. He is fortunate to have the help of one of the last members of the Roman aristocracy; he is lest fortunate to share Lucius’s sexual and pagan activities, which could lead to a heretic’s end. Aelric cannot stop himself, though, it seems.
Richard Blake has found a period rich in opportunities for murder, theft, even share and banking fraud. The Empire and the Papacy do not have common interests, nor do the slaves who still staff the civil service, and the barbarian tribes are learning to use more civilised methods to achieve their aims, as Aelric discovers when he intercepts an encrypted letter. His doubts about what he could do with the knowledge, though, are just another thread in Richard Blake’s tapestry of plot, cunning and brutal death that will move to Constantinople in the next book*. Look out for the series.
* The Terror of Constantinople (Feb 2009 Hbk £19.99)

Probably no new stuff today…


David Davis

…unless Fred Bloggs, Mummylonglegs or Sean Gabb can find the government’s trousers-of-the-day, and tear them off. I have several tasks, mostly unpleasant or at least euphorially-unrewarding, to perform instead.

What is the point of this gesture?


David Davis

UPDATE1:- I see that The Last Ditch spotted this mountebankery too. I wasn’t the only one then.

There you are. I will now be accused of being a “holocaust-denier”.

But the buildings and museum-environment that remains there is memorial enough. Blasted poser Gordon Brown, the sub-prime-mentalist, is unhinged and deluded by his grand tour fo the world, and has to make some pointless gesture.

What the hell use is _yet another_ attachment to the Auschwitz complex, either to the Lost Dead, or to We The Living?

We all _know_ what caused this tragedy. Collectivism. Let’s just help the case by _not spending and more money_ on GramscoFabiaNazi professors in Universities, OK?

Here’s a couple of socialists, pretending in publlic to show anguish over the wicked murderous deeds of some other socialists….perhaps “lessons had needed to be learned”…why ever do we all put up with the mountebankian nonsense?

 

A good day to bury bad news

A good day to bury bad news

Perhaps we are!


Free, I meant. Do read the whole thing.

David Davis

This guy ought to be the President….or on second thoughts, perhaps we ought not to have those.

All going up


David Davis

This from Iain Dale notes the sterling efforts of Brian Mickelthwait to codify a sort of bestiary of British libertarian bloggers. Others have noticed.

This is a Grunwick Moment. Anybody remember Grunwick?

Hmmm. No, I thought not. Sad.

The times are getting dark and interesting. The Endarkenment is even being hastened forward by representatives (nay, family members) of our own Head of State.

We all ought to know who we all are, for solace and for the necessity of drinking-companions within our reed-thatched huts and hovels, which is all that there will be, in time.

Soome of us will have Apple “notebooks” which will run for a century on a ounce of chicken-shit, and whose screens can be seen by the light of a candle, but not many I expect.

MARS … powerpoint slide show, about its closest approach in August 2009


http://www.d.yimg.com/kq/groups/15368618/2120210209/name/mars.pps

The link is intermittent: my apologies, I can’t seem to fix it. If you can’t get it, just google “mars.ppt” and download it yourself.

And here’s more proof that Man is the Lord of Creation:-

Swine Flu : and good days to bury bad news underneath people from near Gordon Brown


David Davis

I’m sure that this unlucky couple did not set out with the particular intention of getting whatever ordinary kind of typically-rapidly-mutating-flu-virus “swine flu” is, but it’s quite convenient for the Sub-Prime-Minister that they come from somewhere a little bit near his constituency. A lot is designed to be made of this matter, you just watch.

This is going to be a good day for the guvmint to bury something less unexciting, which we ought to watch out for. More laws probably. Perhaps something to do with traffic lights?

Hat tip the lefty-torygraph. High time that the blogosphere started sending the Dead Tree Press some traffic.

And here we go! Here’s the Dead Treet Press, swinging in behind the best-placed-minister. The MailyDail is even better! Attaguys at the Express!  I can’t believe this is happening to me, i am being assailed by MSM and State-warnings about a moderately harmless virus…those who have something to hide, have something to fear. And Obama might die of it, so we’re all f****d then….

Oh well, this was the bad news obviously.

Not the real Endarkenment, then…


David Davis

Poor, sad, tormented Prince Charles is at it again: not actually the Green Custard, but the blathering on about “climate change”, this time in front of the Pope.

Oh, the irony! The fulfilment of his wish will bring about precisely what he fears. Really, the world is upside down.

And why do women persist in covering their heads in fromt of the Pope? It just plays into the hands of certain pre-capitalist tribalisms, and shoots us all in the foot.

The best way to avoid having to take on “government contracts” is to behave normally….


David Davis

…and not “observe gender and race quotas“. Harriet Hardbint I am sure is a Tory sleeper. She has been “in place” for years, if not decades – it has been a really really clever strategy, and she has never ever been outed.

Irony


Mummylonglegs

Even Superman needs saving sometimes. Gorgon has hit a real shitty patch. In fact, as it stood last week, he was positively drowning in shit, smears, fuck ups and disasters. He needed something to distract the whole country (in fact, the whole world!!!) from what an almighty cluster fuck NuLieBore have turned out to be. I’m not saying that he has been on his knees every night, praying for a 9/11 but I’m sure the idea has never been far from his thoughts.

Gorgon and the rest of the troughing Ickle-Piggies needed something (sooooooo badly) that would unite the British public, scare them shitless and more importantly, divert their attention from all the shit that is yet to hit the fan. It looks like Gorgon and all of his pals have had their prayers answered. And how aptly that saviour is named

Swine Flu.

BBC………………UK probes ‘17 swine flu reports’

Daily Mail………25 people undergo swine flu tests in Britain

Sky………………..Swine Flu: 16 possible cases tested in UK

Telegraph……….25 cases of possible swine flu reported in Britain

Express………….Swine Flu confirmed in UK

Sun………………..Swine Flu confirmed in UK

Mirror……………Swine Flu: 17 possible cases in UK

Guardian…………Europeans urged to avoid Mexico and US…..

These are all headline stories from the MSM. Now, we know they love a good scare scandel to get the dead wood moving, but when I say Gorgon and the rest have been begging waiting for this, Al Johnson was so quick off the starting blocks today, I wouldn’t be surprised if he left his swill untouched. It took over 400 very dead people to draw his attention to Stafford but he was in the Commons, spouting shite at ‘Clocking On’ time today.

I predict that Gorgon will fuck off to Ibiza/Switzerland/Zimbabwe to chair up an International meeting regarding the threat of Swine Flu. This will be done in the next 3 days, thus helping him avoid his latest shit fit bill bombing in the house. UPDATE – Have just noticed this – MP attendance pay plan is shelved.

Need I say more – NuLieBore and the MSM will play this ‘Bad Cold’ to the hilt. It will be used to divert/delay a lot of shit. Unless of course they fuck it right up like they did Foot and Mouth and Blue Tongue - which we know they will.

This is a double post, but I am very chuffed with it !!!!!!!!!!!

Collectivism kills, or tries to, but some things live on


David Davis

THe following picture is of “The Hitler-Cactus”. We call it that for reasons which shall become known. It is a variety of epiphyllum, I don’t know which one, because my old-fella died ten years ago and so it’s hard to ask him right now.

 

Survived 1930s students, the Blitz, a London windowbox.....

Survived 1930s students, the Blitz, a London windowbox.....

 

 

My father got it as a boy, from a botanist who’d been to South America in the 1920s. It was probably already old then. it lived in his house at “5 banbury Road, Hackney, London E9″ in the greenhous in the yard. In 1940 the house was vapourised along with the greenhouse (nobody was hurt, they were all in the Anderson shelter and my father was somewhere in Palestine with the British 9th Army. [Ever heard of that one? It did some interesting things. So did he - he was mentioned in dispatches for "continuing to conduct a malarial-mosquito-survey, while under enemy fire"...]  Honestly, if it wasn’t true, you could not make this stuff up…)

All that survived was a frond of leaf, rather lacerated, picked up in the rubble by my grandfather. it survived and regrew, and became the vegetative father of this plant in the picture, which is now about 67 years old, we are not exactly certain.

All my father’s orchids and strange south American climbing thingies, which he’d collected while a boy and a student, perished in the blast, but not this.

Neither this one, nor its “father”, ever flowered for us in London, not once. Nada. Zilch. Zero. not for us, not for my old man.

But in Lancashire, it does this every April (see above!) And we even keep it outside most of the year, and often forget to bring it in before the first frosts in November, by which time it’s got a bit scorched.

There is always hope, comrades. If humble cacti can survive all that leftwing collectivism can try to force upon thinking humans, then we can, indeed ought to, get through what is to come.

I’ve put it on now, because Sean Gabb will miss one of its best flowering-episodes otherwise.

And if socialism finally destroys civilisation, perhaps we will be able to grow this stuff and eat it: it might taste like runner-beans. I will have to do some experiments.

Censoring libertarian websites


David Davis

I am indebted to The Devil for this link, which is to some kind of Dutch Statist person, and I have sent (the person) the following comment, in case he censors it….

 

 

Dear Mr Paul

I think you also ought to be aware of the websites of the Libertarian Alliance, which is a 40-year-old liberal think-tank and publishing house of long establishment in the UK.

The libertarian Alliance is fully in favour of your right to both think and say what you believe to be right. If you believe that sites which peddle what you think are erroneous doctrines ought to be shut down, then you have every right to say so. We support your right.

 If however you want to censor “liberal” sites in actuality, then you will be no different from socialists such as Nazis and their friends the Stalinists, Maoists, Trotskyists, and any other kinds of “ists” on the side of big-statism.

I am the blogmaster of the Libertarian Alliance. We would like to gain publicity by your trying to have Dutch people’s access to our sites banned in Holland, since we are liberals and you clearly do not view liberalism in quite the positive light that we do..

 http://libertarian.co.uk

http://libertarianalliance.wordpress.com

I’m going to add this: (to his…)

Is there, er, some reason why my comment, posted as an insurance on my own blog, and which was sent to you, has not, er, appeared?

 Are you censoring it? You can of course, because this blog on which I am commenting is of course your property. Do you understand about property? Or does your blog get so few hits that you only clock in every 31st of August in years without an “R” in the name?

Gordon says sorry…sort of.


Fred Bloggs.

First of all i’m sorry about the long gaps between posts, but i’ve got several exams coming up very soon, so i need to revise  my political correctness and global warming.

Anyway, i found this terrific vidio on Youtube of Gordon Brown saying sorry…sort of.

I think my favorite part was when he said “I take full responsibility for what happened. That’s why the person who was responsible went immediately”

This guy doesn’t even need satirists, he does it all by himself.

Taking a break today


The massed phalanxes of Libertarian Alliance expanding young writers all have other stuff to do today, so apologies for light posting. no doubt the government, being on pronciple unlibertarian, will think of something noteworthy to do, or not do, tomorrow, and we shall all be back.

For one thing, some have been playing with their rig:-

 

Rig

Rig

Others have been trying to finish this project:-

pa121578a

HIGNFY Boris Johnson first prog, Saturday humour


How to make proper rope: stalinists better close it down asap


Droll


hat tip Guido

Ghurkhas – baaad! English Imperial History – baaad! Muttly-culturalism – gooood!


David Davis

I was going to do the Ghurkhas today, as a result of this, but other chores intervened, and now The Landed Underclass has covered the issues much more insightfully already, and also yet again sadly, today.

You can’t help feeling that this crowd of evil scumbags impersonating a government, because it has no experience of real-world-reality outside lefty student activism, either despises honour, commitment and duty (not very strongly-indicated attricbutes among “student activists”) or else simply does not understand it.

Or maybe they think everything even remotely associated with “imperialism” is simply evil and wicked….except for their own sort, the real one.

Some light relief after the budget…


Peter Davis

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/zero-punctuation/24-Call-of-Duty-4


So if she approved torture etc etc etc, and she’s a not-underdeprived-black-female-from-a-deprived-anti-racist-non-sexually-challenged-background…


..who ought the lefties to blame, if “she” “allegedly” authorised “torture”? Can’t blame a self=made black woman, now, not easily, can we. Must get some other angle.

Blacks! You are being set up! Like the Muslims (are.)

The GramscoFabiaNazis are _not_ your friends. They will use you, and lose you.

Shun them!

Listen to libertarians.

Either he does not “get it” or else he is wicked: one or the other: which would you prefer?


UPDATE1:- And if you are the MSM, why try to support him politically, say by shafting our friend Guido on the one hand, while you are then trying to rubbish Brown’s taxation-proposals on the other hand? Make up your minds, sonofabitch(es).

Either you must  __shit__  , or get off the pot. (And let us have a go. The latrine is less than half full right now.)

 

David Davis

Go read him.

And he that blogs this day, shall be my brother.


David Davis

From Anna Raccoon,

This is fun from the comments…do, please, explore the links embedded, some for fun and some deadly serious. Enjoy with us, knowing these fine and good people,

and please, please think about what they are writing for, and happy St George’s Day!

Saul 04.23.09 at 12:34 pm

Old Holborn socks it to Boredom Gorgon


But first, just regard those V-12s. Regard them. Feel the vibration, in your hearts. Hear it, feel it. Think about what the young men driving them were thinking.

Sorry you gramsco-Marxians, but this it just the way things have been, are, and will for all time be:-

We have not been a stupid, pithed, diseducated and discombobulated, GramscoFabiaNised people for all time, and we did Do The Right Thing (once) and it may even have been enough, just, in our Record Of School Certificates – not many nations have that much…we should be happy:-

Whoever happens to be the enemy of the time, is another different kind of tragedy, and we discuss why from time to time. It’s not always the fault of the people concerned. Muslims! Take note! You are being set up, as what we term “fall-guys”, by Gramso-droids, which are left-wing and therefore anti-Western and thus also anti-Muslim, and which are not your friends! Beware them! Shun their advances! Listen to us!

(Just as the poor Germans were taken in, in 1933, by a bunch of plausible Gramsco-MarxiaNationalist  rogues.)

David Davis

This is worth a quick read, and the comment thread contains some gems regarding the hold the government now has, financially, over unborn babies. This is a particularly good one:-

Yvette’s Balls said…

TO ALL PEOPLE WHO WERE BORN IN THE

1940′s, 50′s, 60′s and 70′s !

First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us and lived in houses made of asbestos.
They took aspirin, ate blue cheese, raw egg products, loads of bacon and processed meat, tuna from a can 

Then after that trauma, our baby cots were covered with bright colored lead-based paints. 

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets or shoes

As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags..

We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.

Take away food was limited to fish and chips, no pizza shops, McDonalds, KFC, Subway or Nandos.

Even though all the shops closed at 6.00pm and didn’t open on the weekends, somehow we didn’t starve to death!

We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.

We could collect old drink bottles and cash them in at the corner store and buy Toffees, Gobstoppers, Bubble Gum and some bangers to blow up frogs with. 

We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank soft drinks with sugar in it, but we weren’t overweight because……

WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!!

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.

No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K.??

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of old prams and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. We built tree houses and dens and played in river beds with matchbox cars.

We did not have Playstations, Nintendo Wii, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 999 channels on SKY,
No video/DVD films, 
No mobile phones, no personal computers, no Internet or Internet chat rooms………..WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no
Lawsuits from these accidents.

Only girls had pierced ears!

We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.

You could only buy Easter Eggs and Hot Cross Buns at Easter time…

We were given air guns and catapults for our 10th birthdays,

We rode bikes or walked to a friend’s house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them!

Mum didn’t have to go to work to help dad make ends meet!

RUGBY and CRICKET had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn’t had to learn to deal with disappointment. 

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of.
They actually sided with the law!

Our parents didn’t invent stupid names for their kids like ‘Kiora’ and ‘Blade’ and ‘Ridge’ and ‘Vanilla’ 

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned HOW TO
DEAL WITH IT ALL!

 

 

And YOU are one of them!
CONGRATULATIONS!

Cheeer-up time: old men are here to save the world ‘coz they know what’s what and can play Fender Strats


Better than the Shadows original – you just want to do a jig to this one, at Glastonbury or somewhere:-

And what d’you think of these? I think the second one is too Hawaiian:-

And this is nice:-

It’s only little


Mummylonglegs

Strange. On my desk, as we speak, is a little parcel. A special little parcel In this parcel are 3 little t-shirts. They belonged to 3 little people but as of yesterday, at 12.30pm the became the property of one Gordon Brown. So he shall recieve them. Along with little the t-shirts is a little note, which reads :-

Dear Gordon,

                            we hope you like our little t-shirts. We liked them too but Mummy says they now belong to you as you need them more than we do. Mummy says she doesn’t need to send you her shirt as you already have it.

                                From Big Squid, Middle Squid and Ickle Squid

I state this is strange because as I look at this little parcel I see all my hopes and dreams for my Squids in there too, along with their little shirts.

Gordon Brown
10, Downing Street
London
SW1A 2AA.

http://andtherewasmethinking.wordpress.com/2009/04/22/1317/

All very sad and embarassing, we look like prats


David Davis

It seems all the 12 dudes arrested on suspicion of alleged terrorist offences have been released. They may well be totally innocent: time will of course tell.

Either we here are not very good at this sort of stuff, and have fluffed something bad, which is historically inconceivable,  or else All-that-Quazzera is much, much cleverer than we think.

In either case, don’t the UK’s Muslims start to think they are being set up by a power-crazy, success-hungry socialist government, which has not their, or our, interests at heart?

Ahhhhh…..so the hole in the ozone Layer is good then?


David Davis

Ice cover increasing due to ozone hole….I wish the IPCC-GramscoFabiaNaturalists would make up their minds.

Historical education


That’s it – lights out


David Davis

New 50% tax rate “on the rich”.

Some will go, because they can. The taxation take will be neutral at best, and he has not heard of the Laffer Curve. Or he has, and is justbeing deliberately socialist and thus wicked on purpose. (I’m sure Tony H will plangently and loftily advise that it’s been superceded by something better and more relevant, discrediting some American heroes into the bargain. Oi!!! You, Hollick, at the back there, heckling. Pay attention!)

ZanuLieBorg will pick up a couple of points in the polls, to -17%.

Brown will call an election and will win by 13 seats. Ballot boxes will have been found to have been tampered with. We will be told “move along, there’s nothing to see here”. The BBC will rejoice on election night at the perspicacity of the British People.

Enough for him, for a bit longer.

If UK “plc” was a company, all that would need to be decided is for how long to send the directors and auditors to prison.

Coming soon I expect


David Davis

How to beat people up, if you are the Chengguan.

Rule 1 for the BBC (and for everybody else). NEVER say anything bad about Liverpool (and especially LFC “fans”)


David Davis

Very sorry, but it has to be fisked. Even the Booby-See has had to eat humble pie, in the face of this onslaught. Whatever it is that’s bad that happens to Liverpool, or its people, or the fans and supporters of LFC, it’s NOt their fault, OK, geddit?

Field Marshall Viscount Montgomery of Alamein said the following:-

  • “The U.S. has broken the second rule of war. That is, don’t go fighting with your land army on the mainland of Asia. Rule One is don’t march on Moscow. I developed these two rules myself.”
(spoken of the US approach to the Vietnam War) Quoted in Chalfont’s Montgomery of Alamein.[38]

He ought also to have said:-

“Never say anything bad or deleterious about the City of Liverpool, its people, or its foot ball supporters; they are functionally incapable of evil-doing, even when in Sheffield, and even if the harm was to each other. I also developed this rule.”

We would say:


MPs without a proper job, or who have never done one, will not be allowed to stand for eelction.

Ahhhhhhh…..blair babes!!!!!


So that’s what they are after all.

Not Bisto, then.

I think Underclass spotted the buggers first.

Time to “come out”.


David Davis

As Überbloggauleiter in charge of the daily-shitegeist of the Libertarian Alliance, I have this morning taken a decision.

This is in part based on my long association with the LA, and what it ought to be for in the end: and also on my long, warm and personal friendship with old Chris Tame and the other early-buggers, most of whom are still about, thank God. If the rest of the Committee and the Advisory Council of the Alliance disagree with what I shall here propose, then they are free to say so on here: we can have a civilised and informed discussion (as you do on here) in full view of our readers, be they friendly or otherwise, about the merits of the following statement:-

The Libertarian Alliance’s opinion on the current situation in British Party Politics is that none of the “main” political parties is up to the task, intellectually or in terms of willpower, to execute the steps needed to liberalise the UK (and/or any of its component parts) and return the State in The United Kingdom forwards, and back thus to its proper size and roles. This list includes the following:

(1) The Labour Party

(2) The Conservative and Unionist Party

(3) the Liberal Democratic Party

(4) The British national Party

(5) The United Kingdom Independence Party

(6) The Green Party

(7) Any other parties not heretofore mentioned (eg Sinn Fein, DUP, SDLP, SNP, Free Wales or whatever it’s called these days, toads-and-newts, the “friends of beer” and the like) except for…


The Libertarian Party of the United Kingdom

In future, it should be understood that the Libertarian Alliance wishes to see, will henceforth actively work online for, a government administration formed by the LPUK. The LA thus rejects any further attempts to try and influence the policy positions of the “other maim parties” (I accidentally typed “maim” but it’s apposite) as they have all shown themselves, with a few honourable exceptions ammong individuals***, antipathetic to positive chance in favour of more individual liberty. nothing is going to change the positions of the main parties this side of a revolution, and these are destructive and undesirable.

I also suggest that the Libertarian Alliance formally state that its members may stand as individuals for election on LPUK tickets.

***Frank Field, David Davis, Daniel Hannan, Enoch Powell (brown-bread sadly) (apologies for not mentioning others, have to go answer phone…)

A very important post by The Devil, on reading, made me think this is now the right thing to do. I quote from his excerpt from Ian Parker-Joseph’s piece:-

On the 1st of January 2009, the Libertarian Party celebrated its first Birthday. From its inception at the beginning of 2008 support for the Libertarian ideals laid out in our manifesto has been steadily growing, and today we have taken the first major steps from that single national structure into regional Branch formations.

We have formally launched the South East Branch this morning, to add to the one we have in the North West, and new Branches throughout the country will soon follow, as will the names and details of our first PPC’s and Local Election Candidates, which will continually be updated as new candidates are taken through our selection process.

As this country slips further into Authoritarian rule the support for Libertarian ideals has never been stronger, or more vocal.

However, as people who are coming to LPUK are telling us in no uncertain terms, the Conservative Party has no room for Libertarian thought, Cameron has made clear that he will be continuing on the present path to a Federal Europe and will not be walking with Libertarians , Osborne is providing more Keynesian economics, and William Hague has refused to commit to a referendum if the Lisbon Treaty is ratified. In other words, more of the same under a disguised ‘nudge’.

Those who have come to us from the LibDems tell of horrific infighting, with the SDP controlled leadership squeezing the Liberal element out of the party, marginalising them at branch level and suggesting that there is no room in the modern LibDem party for them. The LibDems have lost their Liberal roots and become the Social Democratic party, set to continue where Brown leaves off. More of the same.

Both LibDems and Conservatives are on a collision course with the British people, 57% of whom have now indicated that they no longer wish to remain in the EU. They are looking for a genuinely free society, services that work, lower taxes, much smaller government, less nannying and laws that are Made in Britain.

 

 

The voters of Britain are not stupid people, they are not happy about being led on the road to Authoritarian rule, and they are more than aware that the Libertarian Party is the only party that offers a direct rebut to the path we are currently on.

The Enemy Class. But Prince Charles is generally right about buildings, and in that he should be heeded.


David Davis

Peter Oborne toga-rips the Enemy Class, starting with MPs and their hangers-on. Wonder when they will start actually to be called that?

Sean Gabb is the first libertarian writer, I believe, to admubrate the concept of an “Enemy Class”, and popularise the concept: this is a class of persons which hijacks and infects the body-politic of an otherwise liberal nation, to enrich itself while restricting the terms of discourse for the masses in a Gramsco-Marxian direction.

And this one is sailing dangerously close to their position, in some respects. He’s probably susceptible to their blandishments, on account of them all wanting to brown-nose him. But he  __is__  right about architecture. He should be allowed to influence what goes on here, more, and it would endear him more to most people.

Astonishing discovery for politicians: People actually don’t like paying taxes after all!


Peter Davis

I wonder when all of these politicians will actually come together like the G20, and actually find out, or make a discovery, if you will, of something that might actually help ‘The people’ and ‘The chldren’
Something like:-

PEOPLE ACTUALLY DON’T LIKE PAYING TAXES AFTER ALL

I‘m really trying to get sort of a message board started, so please comment on this, or else……

(Cue Evil laugh)

Some people out there like us….


Here they are…and yes we stand behind Guido in his hours of travail, doing what we can which is rather little. Hope he’s watching his back.

No longbows in the 1190s, sorry!


David Davis

Wrong!

And…jeans? Yuk.

 

Nah

Nah

Droll and sad


Here it is.

DID Labour try to keep Guido off the BBC? I thought it was a !public service! broadcaster


David Davis

Obviously not.

I wonder why not?

I wonder what’s a “green job”?


David Davis

So does Dominic Lawson. I would now also warn, in the light of knowing what “green jobs” are and who’s promoting them, about the Tragedy of Skelmersdale***. For foreign readers, “Skem” was an old coal mining village. Now, here’s a Hansard report about what effectively amounts to the British State Colour Television Tube Factory, and what happened to it and to the poor wretched people decanted out of Liverpool and elsewhere to staff it, and live in its Artificial State Town, rather like Stalingrad I would guess…

Here’s a Skelmerdale State House:-

 

Of course, not all are quite like this....

Of course, not all are quite like this....

 

 

And her’s the “shops”:-

The concourse shopping centre

The "concourse" shopping centre

 

 

This is what an old electronics engineer thinks.

***As a foreigner here myself, I am often humorously ticked off for mispronouncing it: You must not say “Skelmersdale”, as if you were a Londoner who thinks you must or should pronounce all the syllables and consonants of a name. You must say “Skemmersdale”, or, if you are reasonably familiar with your conversation partner, “Skem“.

And if you an archer of note, there is this:-

http://www.bowmenofskelmersdale.co.uk/

STATEBOOK … A new personal data-sharing resource for (no … about) the busy, compliant New British citizen


David Davis

I am indebted to The Blog Of Kev for this highly humorous and chilling reminder about the ongoing covert presence of our masters and their datamining apparatchiks.

There is really nothing more to add. Except to the list of “agencies” that can get it. If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear (of course…)

The problem of bureaucrats and data has been addressed by us frequently. if it  _can_  be collected, then they  _will_  do it, because they  _must_ , since if they do not,  _lessons_  may have to be  _learned_ , later. In the meantime, they will use it.

I rant on about education, and so does…


Boris Johnson, today.

Hillsborough docs to be made public – must be election time!!! Yay!


David Davis

“Jacqui” “Smith” (£118,000) has just said this.

Time for Tornado again


And here’s a GWRCastle“:-

The “Castles” of Collett and Hawksworth are quite interesting and special engines. They are descended very clearly from the  ChurchwardSaints” and “Stars“. Here’s a “Star”:-

TV licensing: what does it mean?


David Davis

Some bad stuff here. If you’re thinking of moving to Britain, then don’t. We stay here because we are either too poor to emigrate, or else we are damned if we want to be ejected by scumbags who hate us and our culture and civilisation: you don’t have to suffer the crap if you don’t need to.

Here’s the sequel. h’t Samizdata.

But you have to wonder. What was it in our makeup as a nation and culture, that allowed us to so, so, so go out-to-lunch, and be just so really, well, lazy? How did we allow this rentacrowd of evil, deliberating, GramscoFabiaNazi mountebanks, who have not got our interests at heart, no not at-all-at-all-at-all, ot get control of the mega-triodes at the BBC’s Txs?