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Most dangerous and depressing places in Britain

Method was to list every single place on about 25 lists, then collate according to number of mentions. N1 shocker for many reasons from neighbours to violence and so far out in the lead that even London couldn’t touch it:


Some try to defend Bradford but as one resident put it:

“I have had the misfortune of living in the Bradford area for most of my life and can honestly say anyone disagreeing with this has either never been there, is delusional or is a smacked up chav.”

Here’s another one, in the interests of balance:

‘Bradford is literally hell on earth. The city centre resembles a squalid cess pit, full of monstrous partially demolished 60s concrete office blocks, Pound shops, amusement arcades… it needs to be blown off the face of the earth. There is NOTHING good about Bradford. Dare to use public transport around the Interchange and you will inevitably get stabbed.

The Blue Peterization of serious presentations


Raedwald has a pretty good go at dissecting this program on BBC:

12 days to save England is the BBCs latest history program wrapped in a dumbed down package for the masses in an attempt (they would say) to be more inclusive.

I did watch the first episode and the presenter is described by Raedwald well enough for me to have to say nought on the subject, part two of this histogram is to follow.

Shame as part one was too long winded and was part of its downfall, poor graphics endlessly repeated, cheap historical scenes of QE 1 dithering and dithering and dithering didn’t help either and the continual scenes of Dan Snow, for it is he, leading the armada in a modern boat was done to death and pointless.

Needless to say, a good book on the subject would be a better bet and I wont be watching PT 2.…

Gerald Warner and the Left-Liberal Establishment [2]

Remember Teenagegirlocracy yesterday?


And as if on cue, here’s another of those darlings of the left:

The NAACP’s sole weapon is fear. The organization gets its way because many businesses and public figures live in fear of being slapped with the label “racist.” But what, if anything, frightens the NAACP? No, it’s not your conservative blog or podcast, so don’t flatter yourself. The NAACP isn’t scared of you. The NAACP witch-hunters aren’t scared of anyone who tries to counter their fear tactics with logic and rationality, because they know that in the end fear always trumps reason.

However, there is one person who scares the bejesus out of the NAACP leadership, and he’s one of their own officials: an unstoppable, unkillable bugbear named Reverend Curtis Everette Gatewood. NAACP leaders cower in his presence.

Gatewood dislikes Jews, Israel, immigrants, and non-Christians. He’s damned Hillary Clinton supporters to hell, applauded the Baltimore rioters, compared black moms who stop their sons from rioting to white slave masters, co-organized a protest meeting at which Obama was repeatedly called a “nigger,” and pledged the NAACP’s support to an organization that opposes the NAACP, hurls racist bile at Asian immigrants and Jews, and calls Martin Luther King an “Uncle Tom.”

Great people, aren’t they?…

Gerald Warner And the Left-Liberal Establishment [1]

Any Eurosceptic who imagines this is a British domestic issue, or even a European debate, is sadly deluded. Globalisation is a term usually employed to describe the worldwide economy, the shrinking of the globe by technology and the corrosive cultural convergence these developments have generated.

Some of you might have read Gerald Warner’s piece at Breitbart on the Left-Liberal Establishment. We pundits can bang on about something for years and then along comes a really quite crystallized piece on it and this is one of those.  Herewith an excerpt:

The European Union In/Out referendum campaign has effectively begun and the tactics of the anti-British (more politely, Europhile) camp are already clear. In broad-brush terms, they intend it to be as early a vote as possible, to deploy massive resources to bombard voters with pro-EU propaganda, to squeeze every advantage from their occupation of the commanding heights in media communications and to demonise and ridicule their patriotic opponents.


This post is designed to be read in conjunction with the former, on Teenagegirlocracy.

It comes from The Times via Derek Martin, through Wiggia:

An Obituary printed in the London Times…..

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:

– Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
– Why the early bird gets the worm;
– Life isn’t always fair;
– And maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don’t spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place.…

Modern trends


Arriving back in the UK after my recent short trip I was told a stop at a supermarket en route home was necessary as there were few provisions in house and being a bank holiday week end, “stuff” was needed.

We stopped at the Colchester branch of Sainsbury’s, an enormous and packed cathedral to the god of retail shopping, I did not venture inside this time, but with 33 check outs, No1 soon returned with the vital vitals and a newspaper, a Saturday edition of the Times, all they had left she said.

I have not read a Saturday version of a newspaper for some time, I found them all morphing into one huge travel catalogue for places like Vietnam and what to do when you get there, or necessary outdoor wear for your fortnight in a Cumbrian Yurt commune, so it was no real suprise to me that when I finally got round to reading (scanning) the included Times magazine – Food issue that nothing had changed.…

Food – just how far does the collusion extend?

It was decades ago that I got off the innoculation bandwagon and refused to have any more flu jabs. With one exception early in my stay in Russia and on a few occasions since, there’ve been a few bad times with flu but overall, I’ve sailed through where fellow cits who had done the right thing were going down with it.

With this last one in March here, the drugs ran out and it was either go to the doctor or let my own body take eventual care of it. The fallout has been some slight noise in the ears, too little to be an issue. The alternative, to me, was far worse – sitting in that drafty clinic, going down with worse complications.

Perhaps because of all the other things which have come out and which have been blogged on regarding Swine Flu, Avian Flu, various crop diseases where there’d been none, plus reading multiple sources on the beginnings of HIV and so on and so on, the old boy psychiatric network and what those people got up to, with only the tip of the iceberg being prosecuted, faith in the powerful has been severely shaken.…

Bank holiday [2]

Work this out if you can:

In 2007 in an effort to increase the number of girls enrolled in school the government of Bihar in India gave each schoolgirl of age 14 a bicycle. The excellent Karthik Muralidharan and co-author Nishith Prakash set out to discover whether the program was effective. To jump to the conclusion they found that the program increased the enrollment of girls by 41% reducing the gender gap by almost half. 

However, all sorts of anomalies arose, commented on by this Japanese:…

Repeal the hunting act


“The hunting act of England and Wales only allows two dogs to be used to follow up shot and wounded foxes. This is recognised even by the league against cruel sports as inhumane.

Scottish law permits more than two dogs to be used, allowing swift and efficient dispatch of shot and wounded foxes.

That is why the barbaric hunting act of England and Wales must be repealed, to be replaced by an amendment to the wild mammals protection act, proposed previously but talked out by MPs with no interest in animal welfare.

These ill informed individuals with no interest in animal welfare will try the same tactics again.”


Not sure I even want to see this one but let’s grit the teeth and do it – Rossa mentions the Saudi Woman’s blog – and the reason I’m not sure is I suspect it’s going to be pretty explicit and grotesque what they do to women.

But then maybe they (the US) are taking a leaf out of Saudi’s book!

Rossa moves onto yet another humanist trying to dissociate Christianity from reason:…

The reason penguins make me choke on my gin

We were discussing penguins earlier, as one does in late May, and the story of why I can’t even smell gin these days without finding a sink – it came up [the story that is].

Gin and penguins – a near-fatal combination.

Regulars know that I’ve tended to spend the middle parts of decades in Australia and the ends and starts of decades in England.  When I was seventeen, this was one of the Australian sojourns.

He was a CofE pastor’s son and his mum was a pillar of the local community. We’d finished some exams and had time off.  What better than to be driven down to Phillip Island in order to see the night parade of Adele and/or Fairy penguins:…