Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Blackpool Boro may get right not to clean the Prom

What Whitehall doesn't know is that Blackpool councils have been doing there own thing for ages.

Amplify’d from www.politics.co.uk

Outdated laws join the scrap heap

A host of outdated local laws are set the join the scrapheap of legislation the coalition government is prepared to eliminate.

Blackpool Borough Council's law from 1887 prohibiting the practice of 'carpet-beating' or the hanging of towels on the promenade would also seem to be a likely candidate for the chop.

Councils will still require approval by local residents before carrying through their raft of abolitions.

Grant Shapps, local government minister, sang the praises of the policy, saying: "Let's get rid of those things, and this government wants to hand the power to do those things to local communities, which surely can't be a bad thing.

"We believe that rather than everything having to revert to Whitehall, 'the minister knows best', instead, local communities should have those powers, and that's what we're going to give them today."

Read more at www.politics.co.uk

Free music festival in LIVERPOOL

View the Matthew Street festival in Liverpool. The video is not good but the crowds were massive and the entertainment was brilliant. Really put Blackpool to shame. two great days of free entertainment, THANK YOU, LIVERPOOL.

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Marsdens' vote worth- too much

Blackpool has an MP who shows he has no concept of democracy. If he did, he would repy to his constituents including those who do not vote for him.

Amplify’d from www.newstatesman.com

How much is your Labour leadership vote worth?

Ed Miliband (R) speaks watched by brother David Miliband during the Yorkshire and Humber Labour hustings, in Leeds, on July 25, 2010. Photograph: Getty Images.

The Labour leadership election caught fire last night with Jon Cruddas's endorsement of David Miliband (exclusively revealed by the NS) and the emergence of clear red water between the Miliband brothers.

But one subject to which commentators have devoted insufficient attention is Labour's electoral system. As most of you will know, the big decision lies with an electoral college split equally three ways between the 271 MPs and MEPs, all party members (around 165,000) and members of affiliated trade unions and socialist societies (an eclectic bunch that includes the Fabian Society, the Jewish Labour movement, the Christian Socialist Movement, Scientists for Labour and the Labour Animal Welfare Society; you can see a full list here).

Read more at www.newstatesman.com

  • The vote of one MP is worth the votes of nearly 608 party members and 12,915 affiliated members.
  • The vote of one party member is worth the votes of 21 affiliated members.
  • An MP's vote is worth 0.12 per cent of the total electorate, a party member's vote is worth 0.0002 per cent and an affiliated member's vote is worth 0.00000943 per cent.

Two Australian regiment soldiers KIA

Amplify’d from www.theaustralian.com.au

Private Grant Kirby

Killed in action on August 20, 2010 - aged 35

Pte Kirby, from the Brisbane-based 6th Battalion of the Royal Australian Regiment, was killed along with Pte Tomas Dale, when an Improvised Explosive Device detonated while they were on patrol in Afghanistan's Baluchi Valley.

Picture: Department of Defence

Read more at www.theaustralian.com.au

Private Tomas Dale(formerly of Blackpool)

Killed in action on August 20, 2010 - aged 21

Pte Dale, from the Brisbane-based 6th Battalion of the Royal Australian Regiment, was killed along with Pte Grant Kirby, when an Improvised Explosive Device detonated while they were on patrol in Afghanistan's Baluchi Valley.

Poorest and Pensioners hit hardest

Amplify’d from www.telegraph.co.uk

Budget hits families and pensioners twice as hard

The Institute for Fiscal Studies says the two groups will lose much more of their income than childless couples over the next four years because of the Coalition’s tax and benefit changes.

According to the institute, the country’s leading economic think tank, this isbecause the increase in VAT and other taxes combined with changes to thebenefit system will disproportionately affect pensioners and families.

However, while the institute’s analysis confirms Treasury forecasts that every section of society will be worse off as a result of the Budget, it indicates a large disparity in how it affects different people. The wealthiest 10 per cent of families with children — those with household earnings of about £100,000 a year — will lose a total of 6.68 per cent (£6,658) of their annual income.

Read more at www.telegraph.co.uk

Is it ever different?

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Government, Catholic Church culpable in terror attack.

The devastation after the first of three bombs planted to cause injury, the quartermaster a Catholic priest.

Cardinal William Conway had talks with the Government about Priest James Chesney, mass murderer.

For those who do not understand that the procession of political involvement in legal and military matters is historic and recent, and has invariably led to a section of the people being disenfranchised - let me explain. That means murderers or more get priority over ordinary decent people. This report is unambiguous and lays the blame for the lack of justice squarely at the feet of William Whitelaw - in the Forces and in Ulster he was known as Willy Whitewash.

William (Whitewash) Whitelaw. Former Deputy PM.

The legacy holds today with the shameful way that the authorities can and do sidetrack interested bodies because of political expedience. It make no difference if it is Hutton or any other of their worthy legal judges, you have to be trained in legalese to understand that the originator of the investigation did not want a resolution that got anywhere near the truth. All the words in the world are meaningless whilst their are victims. (see more in the Mail story) In simple English they are not interested, were not interested. The IRA has cost the British billions of pounds, had a prolonged and one sided look into a British "atrocity" called Bloody Sunday. Not a peep for the thousands of victims of IRA terrorism or the progressive way that they have almost fulfilled their political mandate, the Unification of Ireland.
What is worse, neither is the British public interested.
As with the Iraq and Afghan situations it is only the families of those doing the Governments' dirty work who care.

If the Government meant a word of the fight against international terrorism and international drug regimes they would reinforce the Border Police, arrest every heroin addict and charge them with aiding and abetting in the murder of British service personnel, those killed in the poppy fields of Afghanistan.

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Catholic Priest and the Claudy murders

Amplify’d from www.guardian.co.uk

Report due on claims of Claudy bombing priest link

1972 bombing of Claudy
Father James Chesney died in 1980 without ever having been questioned about the Claudy attack. Photograph: PA

Northern Ireland's police ombudsman today publishes a report into the 1972 bombing of Claudy, in Derry, which killed nine people and injured 30.

Father James Chesney was transferred to a parish in the Irish republic, which is outside the UK criminal jurisdiction. He died of cancer in 1980 aged 46.

Three car bombs went off in the village, 11 miles from Derry, where British paratroopers had shot and killed 13 unarmed men attending a civil rights march six months earlier, on Bloody Sunday.

Read more at www.guardian.co.uk

Monday, 23 August 2010

EU arrest warrants

mplify’d from www.telegraph.co.uk

Surge in Britons exported for trial

In total 1,032 people – almost three a day – were detained and extradited by
British police on the orders of European prosecutors in the 12 months to
April, up from 683 in 2008-09. The Home Office expects a further 70 per cent
rise, to 1,700 cases, next year.

The number of European Arrest Warrant detentions in Britain has risen 43-fold
since 2004, when there were only 24 across the year. Many of those detained
are accused of relatively minor crimes such as possessing cannabis or
leaving petrol stations without paying.

Read more at www.telegraph.co.uk

See this Amp at http://amplify.com/u/92um

The whole scale lack of scrutiny by your MP's is another example of labour not being competent with the Law and Order aspect of government.

Did so few of those sent to represent the interest of the constituent ask if it was not a crime here, how can it be a crime abroad?
Whatever happened to the unification of law across the EU? Whatever happened to the primacy of British Law?

It affects us all.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Cenotaph violator

Do you recognise Blackpool's most despised person? No, it is not Council Leader Callow.
Oft referred to as hero - never been to war, leader and many other things. Known to have done despicable acts on the cenotaph not least of all the conducting of "Cum Bai Yar" with what sounded like a gang of drunkard countersunk sailors. No!
You're right Wendy - Not the Peter Pan virgin - Lewis. Hide your face in shame. You don't want to be caught in association, do you? At least you get two minutes silence on the cenotaph before the Alleluia Chorus, the Sally Army and all the back slapping. Oh, swallow or spit?

Too much tonic in the Council's gin? Have a nice day.

And not a word of apology. There, some councillors are like that. Ask him who organised the veterans trip to Normandy and those he forgot to take. Now that's what I call disgusting. But they still walk about freely congratulating themselves.

Friday, 20 August 2010

Pervert guilty

Clitheroe dance teacher's sexual activity with five girls

PERVERT: Edwin Dillon

PERVERT: Edwin Dillon

A DANCE teacher has been found guilty of sexual activity with five underage girls.

Edwin Dillon, 23, of Nelson Street, Clitheroe, broke down in tears in the dock after being convicted by a jury.

He was found guilty of 10 counts of sexual activity with under-age girls between 2008 and 2009.

Dillon's girlfriend Jade Walsh, 18, collapsed in tears in the public gallery and had to be led away.

Read more at www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk

See this Amp at http://amplify.com/u/8xhh

It is often said that the age of consent should be reduced. Why? The only reason I can find is to make convictions of the likes here impossible.

When the Liberals start talking ask them one question, who defends the children? Definitely not those who advocate the reduction in the age of consent! Nor that growing band that go deaf to the increase in number of immigrants who are grooming OUR children into the sex industry.

Not being over controversial but the majority of children are harmed in the home. It makes carers think.