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Saturday, November 25, 2006

Who Killed Litvinenko?

Police have been examining two meetings Mr Litvinenko had on 1 November - one at a London hotel with a former KGB agent and another man, and a rendezvous with Italian security consultant Mario Scaramella, at a sushi restaurant in London's West End.BBC WEBSITE


The Italian connection is interesting. Litvinenko was told while he was still working for the KGB that Italy's political class was heavily penetrated by the KGB and that the KGB's main agent in Italy was Romano Prodi.(The UKIP MEP Gerard Batten read out these allegations to the EU Parliament. A video from Channel 4 News can be found on the UKIP website. http://www.ukip.org/ukip_news/gen12.php?t=1&id=2749)

Prodi, now Italy's Prime Minister was previously Head of the EU Commission.

He was also involved in the Aldo Moro assassination. He informed Police of the whereabouts of Moro's corpse. When asked how he knew where it had been (the boot of a car), he said that he had received the information in a seance.

Clearly Putin has much to worry about with the investigation Litvinenko was making into the death of the murdered journalist. Putin's statement that there is no evidence of a violent death is obviously macabre and not exactly a balanced view. Putin has to be suspect number 1. But many Italian politicians must fear exposure too. Maybe it was a combined effort.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Cameron Needs Men's Votes Too

DUE TO 'TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES' I'M MOVING TO www.tapestrytalks.typepad.com


Political Betting show Cameron winning many votes from women here
,but few extra from men. What's he got to do to get male votes?



Men are tribal. Women are intuitive. Women look beyond Cameron's class background to see the man. To appeal to men, Cameron should be broadening the class appeal of the Party, not just the sexual and racial balance. All the evidence is that the Oxbridge, public school, middle class, South Eastern emphasis is being maintained by Francis Maude's A List campaign. If Conservatives want to broaden their appeal to men, they must break up the clique and open it to the regions and the classes. Until Cameron works alongside a 'Prescott' he's too narrow in his appeal. Blair straddled the classes. Cameron must do the same if he wants the male vote.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Tapestry Talks

I'm having trouble posting on The Tap. Ever since taking a strong position against a certain media tycoon, i've had a lot of things happening.

So I've set up another blog Tapestry Talks, www.tapestrytalks.blogspot.com

As soon as I'm clear from hospital, I'll be writing there most probably - if The Tap remains tricky to use. Join me please, if you cannot find me here.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Gordon Brown 'A Girl's Blouse'

I was back in hospital for three days finishing this evening and will be back again next week until Thursday. Growing up on a dairy farm in the 1950's and 1960's I was comtaminated by insecticide a Polychlorobenzene or PCB. This was used to kill flies and make the calf pens and cow house fly-free. The PCB killed flies by destroying their nervous systems. Of course it also does the same to humans, but a little slower. After fifty years I am showing symptoms of nervous system disorder as a result of a contamination from long ago.

The medical advances made recently are great and can do much to assist where my own nervous system is malfunctioning. Every year has had its problems following on from the original cause of trouble, but with any luck, I should be able to get the remains of the PCB out and rectify some of the damage. The hospital diagnoses which parts of the nervous system are damaged and works out what to do.

While hanging around, I asked the Sun-reading nurse last week what she thought of a few British politicans.

David Cameron? Not doing much.

Blair? She still likes him.

Gordon Brown? 'Girl's Blouse,' she said, ' a follower not a leader.' That's not the line taken in The Sun. She's worked it out for herself.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Will Farage Get the Conservatives Out Of Europe?

For UKippers to join UKIP, they first need to form the view that the Conservatives are sold out to the EU, so that they can make the Conservatives into the enemy.

Once they've done that, and formed a black and white view of British politics, they then proceed to ensure less eurosceptics get elected to Parliament, and more europhiles do get elected, as many as 25 in 2005 (Booker).

In fact the Conservative Party is a coalition between a large majority of eurosceptics, and a tiny rump of europhiles. The ruophiles have a lot of clout as they can call on immediate media support to attack Cameron if he becomes too eurosceptic on any issue. That's why he allowed Hague to fudge the EPP.

The europhiles assassinated Thatcher and IDS. Any Conservative leader has to jump to their tune to some extent, as there is little choice. The problem is that too many of the activist eurosceptics have abandoned the Party, making it easier for the europhiles to get away with it.

If the efforts that go into keeping UKIP afloat would instead go into attacking europhiles, and running deselection campaigns against them, the results would be significant.

If the europhile rump of MP's was hounded out, Cameron could move to the eurosceptic side much more firmly than he can with Ken Clarke breathing down his neck, Hague fudging the EPP, and pushing the European Reform Movement. Hague should be outed as a false eurosceptic.

If UKIP stood in europhile seats only, it would do more to achieve its objectives, and less to harm them.

The dear folk writing their resignation letter above, have lost sight of what the aim is - to get Britain out of Europe. Who cares about being a Tory pressure group? Being UKIP's turned into a dead end, so they need a new strategy. It's time for Nigel Farage to rethink - and quickly - and he is doing. Or UKIP will lose the current opportunities to swing Cameron further round, never mind the Kilroy Silk thing which is ancient history.

Why are UKippers so slow to advance their thinking? They see themselves as the vanguard of Britain's freedom, but they are in danger of becoming the best allies Brussels has ever had. Dale is right. The Cameron leadership provides a great eurosceptic opportunity. Will Nigel Farage provide the leadership which ensures UKIP are pushing Britain towards the EU exit door? Or will he line up with the outdated UKIP strategy suited to Hague and the John Major era, and which the BBC and the europhiles know and love.

Blog Not Working

I have written a piece for publication yesterday, posted it but it won't appear on my Home Page. It's listed in my November archive but won't move onto the page. Beta Blogger needs debugging. I've read in the Help section that this is happening to others. What to do?

Sunday, November 05, 2006

John McDonnell The Only Hope

The Labour Party is locked onto a course of self-destruction. Gordon Brown has nil electoral appeal. He’s got where he is by hanging on to Blair’s apron strings, and biting everyone else around til they let go. He’s achieved near total dominance of the Party machine by taking out all his rivals, Mandelson, Campbell, Cook and now he’s hunting the biggest head - that of Blair. He’s the deadliest poison pill that British politics has ever had the misfortune to encounter, turning the NuLab years into economic and cultural catastrophy.

He will if he can, poison what’s left of his Party, which is so fearful of Brown that no one dares even stand - and then, if he gets into power he’ll poison the country’s future, condemning us to a vicious cycle of Brownian nihilism and its resulting sectarianism. He’s talking of completely overhauling Britain’s method of government. What does he mean? Accelerated regionalisation, proportional representation and a truly terrifying panoply of State powers with Brown the next Lord Protectorate - devoid of military or indeed any genius. He will break the Labour Party, and bring a long drawn out nuclear winter to British democracy.

Only John McDonnell stands between a future worthy of the name, and oblivion. Are labour MP’s so afraid that they dare not give McDonnell his 44 votes? Britain is finished as a democracy. 1 comment

John McDonnell The Only Hope

The Limbo Party is locked onto a course of self-destruction. Grizzly Bear has nil electoral appeal. He’s got where he is by hanging on to Bambi, and biting everyone else around til they let go. He’s achieved near total dominance of the Party machine by taking out all his rivals, Mandy, Campbell, Cook and now he’s hunting the biggest head - that of Bambi. He’s the deadliest poison pill that British politics has ever had the misfortune to encounter, turning the NuLab years into economic and cultural catastrophy.

He will if he can, poison what’s left of his Party, which is so fearful of Grizzly that no one dares even stand - and then, if he gets into power he’ll poison the country’s future, condemning us to a vicious cycle of Brownian nihilism and its resulting sectarianism. He’s talking of completely overhauling Britain’s method of government. What does he mean? Accelerated regionalisation, proportional representation and a truly terrifying panoply of State powers with Brown the next Lord Protectorate - devoid of military or indeed any genius. He will break the Limbo Party, and bring a long drawn out nuclear winter to British democracy.

Only John McDonnell stands between a future worthy of the name, and oblivion. Are Limbo MP’s so afraid that they dare not give McDonnell his 44 votes? Britain is finished as a democracy.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

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THE BNP VOTE IN ROTHERHAM HAS SURPISED IAIN DALE. WHY ARE THEY DOING WELL THERE?

BNP are extracting maximum advantage from the latest trial of Nick Griffin - which they are billing as the Free Speech trial. The authorities are mad to create martyrs out of BNP's leaders. And the media is getting it all wrong by denying them airtime. If people could hear the BNP, they would be able to see them as slightly unhinged. As it is the media BNP blackout enables them to exploit popular anger at the way the media fails to report issues that concern them, and say 'you're one of us'. The BNP are making ground with leaflets, website and so on.

People have had enough of the Cultural Marxist takeover of the media and the bureaucracy that controls peoples' lives, and they want politicians to address their concerns directly, noy tell them what they are allowed to think.

Because the media doesn't challenge anything the BNP says, because it is not reported, the BNP are given a free ride.

The idiots who messed up Iraq by denying the realities on the ground, are achieving the same results here - the creation of sectarian politics. It's time the media stopped hiding the BNP, and the authorities stopped suppressing them, same as they have failed to tell the truth about what's been going in Iraq for three years. The ability of powerful media to control public opinion is no longer.

The Blair years have taught the public not to trust. The only way back is to tell the truth. If the government doesn't start, and the media don't change their ways urgently (even nbow Murdoch is manipulating away against Cameron and pro-Brwon), the BNP will find it plain sailing.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Balls To Cameron.

So nice of Ed Balls to take out advertising on Bloomberg to tell Conservatives that david Cameron is a eurosceptic (See Murdoch's Mystery Men below). People sense that Cameron is his own man, with his own style, with his own concerns, beholden to no one and answering to his own conscience.

Balls wants voters to be angry that Cameron is not sold out to foreign powers, is not corrupt, will not take the easy route and do deals with Murdoch and the EU, as Gordon Brown has clearly done.

Ed, you just don't get it. You croney politicians don't like it one little bit, but the public are sick and tired of your lot, and are screaming out for a leader who speaks from his own heart, not as part of some corrupt trade-off between a load tossers out to grab power for themselves. Has it not occurred to you that the reason Cameron leaves Gordon Brown for dust in the polls is because he's won't trade with Murdoch and the whole corrupt system that has ruined British politics since Maggie fell. You and your dear Gordon are a corrupt bunch of incompetent wreckers and we will be well shot of you. Please take out the all the advertising you can announcing your preference for corrupt undemocratic government.

The only people who don't realise how good David cameron is seem to be Conservatives! If they won't believe anyone else, they might believe it when you tell them he's as sound on Europe and matters of traditional Tory concern, as you say. Please accept Cameron's sincere thanks.

Murdoch's Mystery Men?

I wrote a strong piece on Murdoch's sinister influence on British politics yesterday at www.politcalbetting.com yesterday, and here at the-tap.
http://politicalbetting.com/index.php/archives/2006/11/01/has-cameron-upset-rupert-over-the-iraq-debate/ numbers 166 onwards.

The sitemeter on my blog stopped working within 30 minutes, and this morning my email account cannot be accessed. This has never happened before. It reminds me of when I was an activist running campaigns, being followed by strangers and so on. Or is all just a coincidence?

David Cameron is brave to take on the power of Rupert Murdoch, and should be congratulated and supported for pushing forward without the usual need by politicians seeking office to secure Murdoch's backing. That backing comes at a price of course - the requirement to do deals on the EU. Nothing shows that Cameron is a eurosceptic more than the fact he won't do deals with Murdoch.

As if to confirm the story, Ed Balls writes today on Bllomberg as follows -
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601102&sid=aptsAeV7OPpo&refer=uk

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Murdoch's Worried About Cameron

www.politicalbetting.com noticed the editorials in today's Sun and Times carry the same message criticising Cameron for asking for an enquiry into the Iraq war. What to make of it?

Many have swallowed the News International pill, which convinces people that Murdoch is eurosceptic. Murdoch is known to be the EU’s power broker in Britain (Lance Price confirmed this). He has to keep onside with the EU Competition Commissioner or they could dismantle his sports and TV privileges. As it is, as long as he plays EU-friendly in terms of keeping europhiles like Blair in power, eurosceptics like IDS and Thatcher out, his papers will maintain a guise of euroscepticism to cover up what they are really up to.

Murdoch is now backing Gordon Brown, which is a clear indicator that Brown is europhile, and has done deals with the EU to push through a programme on their behalf. It is thought possible by some he will go for PR, as only through FPTP could an independent minded conservative party win power. No coalition government would ever escape rule by brussels.

Murdoch’s problem with Cameron is nothing about Iraq. Cameron has refused to do deals with the media, and is going his own way with webcameron and so on. Gordon Brown does not look like a strong suit, so Murdoch’s getting desperate to get Cameron onside. He’s trying a bit of stick, no doubt to be followed by carrot. But Cameron is his own man and Murdoch’s worried.

IRAQ

Murdoch backed Iraq as he is George Bush's man in America, garnering huge media privileges for being so, by backing the Republicans through his Fox News Empire. The USA wanted the war to go ahead. The EU wanted to keep out of it. So how did Britain get involved? I am not sure, but you could imagine a scenario whereby the Americans got Murdoch to pressure Blair into the war, and the EU went along with Britain going in.

On the assumption that it would be a long drawn out costly exercise like Vietnam, the grinding down of the British Army into a less effective fighting force would suit EU long term objectives. Also the EU could have been offered a lot of military spend from Britain, which is happening, and the British Army is being allowed to rot with poor backing in terms of spending and proper equipment, meeting EU approval. The British Army is part of the backbone of Britain's national identity, and so it becomes a target like fox hunting, the House of Lords, the Monarchy, Hallmarking, the office of Lord Chancellor and so on. If Dannatt says the Army is being broken in Iraq, I tend to believe him. In this way, the requirements of both the Americans and the EU are being met.

Those who think Murdoch cares one way or the other are mistaken. His father Keith created the myth of Gallipoli in the Australian media, but later cheered on heartily as thousands of Aussies met their deaths in the trenches, once he was sure of Lloyd George's backing. The Murdochs know how to use war and its attendant political intrigue to build position. It's the family business.