What is wrong with England?



Stephen Garnett, editor of This England magazine, said:

”We’re incredibly disappointed that English people are afraid of displaying the St George’s Cross on our patron saint’s day.  It was quite shocking to see some of the results, particularly the amount of people that don’t fly the flag because of fear of being judged.  It just shows what political correctness has done to the English people over the years.”

There are so many factors, not least being the concept of the Union Flag.  One of the major reasons though is that we are now suffering the coming of age of a new generation of socialist miseducated children of ASBO susceptibilities, a process which really kicked in in the 70s, along with the disgruntled Gen X and its resentment of the Boomers plus the factor mentioned by Stephen Garnett – the debilitating PC pall which hangs over the land, embraced by so many.

Katyn – why no bodies from the plane?

This is a Babel translation of the German article on the Polish President and entourage plane crash.  When the plane crashed 300 metres from the waiting officials and press, two journos, one Ukrainian – I think his name was Mendierej Andrei – and one Polish, Slawomir Wisniewski, ran to the crash.

This is the film shot by Mendierej Andrei [from his mobile phone]:

Notice anything strange?  Yep – NO BODIES ANYWHERE!   Even more interesting – you can hear shots and someone laughing.  Laughing at a plane crash?

This one is by Slawomir Wisniewski:

The debate – first impressions


21:38 Thursday

The connection has just broken but the debate concluded two minutes ago. Right – how was it?

The truth of what was said and what was left out

Naturally, a personality contest and controlled questions were never going to address any of the major issues. What those three and everyone else in this election campaign, except for some Independents, UKIP and the sane blogosphere failed to mention was:

1. Leaders can talk all they like about what they’ll do, how they’ll cap this or reduce that. The simple fact is that they will not be doing anything their Euromasters do not allow.

James Bond


Quantum of Solace cost $US200 million and made $US586,090,727. So clearly the franchise is not only profitable, it has a guaranteed audience.

One needs to look at the current impasse for what it is. Firstly, MGM who holds the film rights is too wonky. EON who holds the rights to the books, is not really in a position to put out a Bond film while MGM still exists. If I were Barbara Broccoli et al, I’d wait a few years after 2008 in the hope that MGM came good but if it didn’t, then I’d be hoping MGM would fold and the film rights would be up for grabs.

Deadline says:

Goodbye party politics


Did your Poll Card arrive yesterday? Ours did and in the same mail came a letter in an envelope from our Independent.

I decided to phone him and ask him the Albion Alliance question, to which he replied he would most certainly support a referendum, were he elected. Not only that, there’d be no whip to stop him.

That’s the point where I said bye bye to the Tory Party. Big deal, you might say but for me that was an immense wrench. You see, I was a Tory by nature, by lifestyle, by socio-economic background and at the Conference last year, I have to admit it felt right at home.