Saturday, 7 March 2009


I have just had a comic thrust through my letter-box, it’s called “Colwyn Bay Labour Rose” and, I must admit, I found reading it quite amusing!.
Donna Hutton must have chuckled uncontrollably whilst writing it, she immediately launches off with “I detest exploitation of people by powerful companies or organisations”. Which begs the question, Why are you in the Labour Party then?.
She then goes on to criticise…
I criticise them too, very loudly in fact, because they are the result of a weak and inept running of our country by this Labour Government. Who led us into this mess through lying, cheating and general mismanagement.
Turning the paper over I have difficulty in reading, the tears of laughter are fogging my sight.
She then calls me “Dear Resident” and goes on to blame and condemn everyone else, except, of course Labour, even us poor Independents get it in the neck. All the funding that’s coming to the Bay is down to Labour, everyone else, according to Donnakebab, was opposed to it, why we would be she neglects to say, but despite this HUGE opposition Labour got it for us anyway (so brave).
They(Labour), have also been “instrumental” in the announcement that Eirias Park is to be the new home of North Wales rugby, what she means is, some Labour Councillors were present when we were TOLD by the rugby representative that they had decided to make Eirias Park their new home!.
The comic continues but Donna, bless her, finishes by saying “Please tell us what issue/s concern you most” for which she leaves three lines, what a waste unless, of course you’re going to write LABOUR! three times.


Anonymous said...

I do not agree with some of your comments but at least you have the balls to say them openly congratulations on the new forum

Councillor John Oddy said...

You are not in the minority with your disagreements but we cannot all be the same.
Thank you for the congratulations but I’m afraid they belong to Craig, I’m only one of his “Little helpers”.

Anonymous said...

Monday, 09 March 2009
The BBC, with some 1,000 Common Purpose 'graduates', er, 'investigates' Common Purpose

Whenever the BBC says it is going to 'investigate' anything to do with the global conspiracy you can always forget the 'investigate' bit and this was the case yet again with its radio 'investigation' into the sinister 'training' organisation, Common Purpose.

The show presenter writes about 'conspiracy theorists' believing that Common Purpose wants to 'take over the world'. No they don't. They say that Common Purpose is one part of a vast web of interconnecting organisations that are creating a global Orwellian state.

This is one listener's review of the programme:

'A typical Biased Broadcasting Corporation event, Brian Gerrish on tape with no right of comment to what was being said. Robin Ramsey, the token 'conspiracy theorist expert' from the 'safe' Lobster Magazine, who obviously threw in the standard bullshit about conspiracy 'constructs' and who, as a fervent critic of David Icke, made sure the 'lizard' theme was introduced to discredit the whole thing.

This, together with one of Common Purpose's trustees Andrew Cubie, a 'tame' Common purpose graduate, and investigative reporting skills of a snail, created the perfect template for the attempted debunking the whole issue. Well done BBC 'Common Purpose' graduates!

Anonymous said...

Is Gordon Brown planning military action against the British people?
Why otherwise are Army personnel being asked if they would be prepared to 'open fire' on UK citizens during civil disturbances?

Why otherwise are ‘special briefing sessions’ being held to ascertain whether or not members of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces would fire on their own nationals?

It may be quite usual for the Army to be placed on standby during periods of threatened unrest, but the thought of the streets of London being subject to the sorts of scenes last witnessed on the streets of Belfast is not remotely acceptable.

But Dr Richard North has received intelligence ‘from a confidential source’ that ‘the MoD was buying up unusually large quantities of tear gas and other riot equipment’.

Of course, ‘other riot equipment’ may be nothing more than shields and helmets. But in light of the information in the PJC Journal, it appears that Her Majesty’s Government are preparing to unleash the might of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces upon Her Majesty’s loyal subjects.

Are we really now in a state where police authority can override parliamentary privilege; where elected politicians can be silenced by unelected peers; where freedom of speech for Christians is subsumed to the ‘rights’ of minorities; where innocent people can be subject to surveillance and detained for a month without charge; and where a ruling executive can let slip the dogs of war to kill their compatriots?

The British Army is undeniably professional and world class. But we have seen that there are elements within it which are prepared to engage in illegal and intimidatory activity against ordinary people. It is one thing to conspire with the civil authorities to enforce false arrest; it is quite another to injure someone or end a life simply because one is obeying orders. The United Kingdom is not a war zone, and civil unrest would not constitute such.

‘New Labour’ continues to be the most authoritarian government in centuries: it rules with all the infallible arrogance of divine right. Ancient rights have been transgressed, traditions set aside and liberties curtailed. The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 is nothing but an ‘Enabling Act’ which gives the government the authority to declare a state of emergency – with no possibility of objective scrutiny or challenge – and thereafter rule by decree. The ‘emergency’ can be declared if there has been an incident, if an incident is occurring, or if an incident is about to occur.

We are back in the realms of Minority Report.

Margaret Thatcher could have deployed the Army to gun down the miners or the poll tax rioters. Tony Blair could have called them up to rid the roads of fuel protestors. And they could have done so with impunity, for there are no consequences for the abuse of these powers.

On declaring an emergency, ministers acquire the power to make arbitrary regulations for many purposes, including ‘protecting or restoring the activities of banks or other financial institutions’ (that was prophetic) and ‘protecting or restoring activities of Parliament’. Since these regulations bypass Parliament under the Royal Prerogative, the Prime Minister has acquired absolute power to inter alia ‘give directions or orders’, ‘provide for or enable the requisition or confiscation of property’, ‘provide for or enable the destruction of property’, ‘prohibit, or enable the prohibition of, movement to or from a specified place’; and ‘prohibit, or enable the prohibition of, assemblies of specified kinds, at specified places or at specified times’.

Reports of ‘top secret contingency plans’ to counter the threat posed by a ‘summer of discontent’ appear to have more than a grain of truth to them. And we have seen before what arises when a nation is humiliated: when it is stuck in an economic crisis, mired in recession, subject to external constraints, with unemployment soaring, protests and civil unrest.

Political extremists arise to incite and stir with the most reasonable and engaging of themes.

We have not heard the last of ‘British jobs for British workers’.

And it is not only the poorly educated or ‘working class’ who are prone to such overtures. According to The Express, the Government is worried ‘that the middle classes, now struggling to cope with unemployment and repossessions, may take to the streets with the disenfranchised’. The Daily Mail also expresses concern that ‘law-abiding middle-class individuals who would never have considered joining demonstrations may now seek to vent their anger through protests this year’.

And ‘...there have been crisis talks in Whitehall about this’.

Cranmer bets there has.

With ‘thousands of foreign workers exploiting British jobs market’, with concerns over immigration, with companies collapsing, with unemployment and house repossessions increasing, there is an underlying reservoir of resentment and contempt which is presently simmering but may yet boil over.

Prime Minister, the people are angry.

Is your solution of last resort to shoot them?