Oct 11

That an Iraqi Kurd was arrested for supposedly supporting Islamic State and the descriptions of the other arrests did not stop the Islamic hating Mail group especially the vile free hand out The Metro splashing with lurid headlines even their risible crap could not back up. That MI5 are just arresting anyone to stoke feelings ahead of more draconian legislation is nothing new. That they don’t have real terrorists to arrest suggests several things?

  • That there is no threat they are currently monitoring and for all their mass surveillance they are either useless or there is no threat.
  • That they know of credible threats but it makes more sense to monitor them and it’s better to ruin lives than show that hand. This implies that the need for fear headlines is paramount beyond being a so called intelligence service. That the Home Secretary is a execrable wretch who has no more belief in democracy and freedom than Islamic State.

I tend to the former view. There are no doubt small groups of fools who will do stupid shit and claim to be aligned with Islamic State but they are likely not on the radar. Last year they would have claimed to be al Quaeda but in reality there is no world wide evil empire.

It’s not good either way.

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Oct 25

Len McCluskey may have many good features but I’ve not seen them. Whether he’s making a fool of himself on Telly or leading workers to the Dole he’s there front and centre. A buffoon of a Union Leader who never has a strategy or place to go. Who leaves workers between a rock and a hard place.

Seriously I’d rather drown than join Unite.

The only issue is how much graft and backhanders did INEOS get? Some suggestion of 300Mn in loan guarantees or £10 an income taxpayer? £30 apparently if you count the clean up cost when it closes in a few years but that would happen anyway. This is money the inadequate McCluskey has cost you. Classic politicians as long as jobs are involved any fraud or chicanery or waste is a good thing.

When Jonathan Meades finished his tour of Scotland arguing the country as an independent would rise or fall on Grangemouth he may not have been far wrong. It will fall.

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Feb 07

A lot of what fills the papers daily is to make us feel angry and better than other people. At present UK at least has a break from sneering at the poor, old and disabled I guess. Continue reading »

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