Wednesday, 1 April 2015

And now for something completely different.....or, how others see us!

I recently stumbled across this film on "You tube". The interesting part starts at 2:03:45.

This is an Egyptian film portraying what is claimed to be a true story of an Egyptian dancer involved in espionage against the British.

The acting and production values are laughable. Note that the extras' guns don't appear to be firing...even blanks lol.......and one suspects that the Union Jack / Union Flag is only flying so that one of the actors can pull it down!

But there is a serious aspect to this film. It shows how anti-Western propaganda is still a popular source of entertainment in the Arabic (Muslim??) world.

As Robert Burns said..."Oh wad some power the giftie gie us, to see oursels as ithers see us."

Click here

Sunday, 29 March 2015

The Spanish Legion celebrate Easter and Holy Week in Malaga.

This week is Holy Week. A sacred Week for Christians of all denominations. We respectfully ask you to watch this magnificent clip from a country and society which is not ashamed of it's Christian heritage .

The Spanish Legion celebrates Easter and Holy Week

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Green Party Candidate for Stalybridge and Hyde thinks Cancer is suitable fodder for humour

Above. Jenny Ross, BBC hack and Green Party candidate.

In a reference to Mr Nigel Farage's suffering in his younger days from testicular cancer this alternate comedian drew comparisons with Adolf. Hitler.

This has led to shock and condemnation from all sides, We wonder "Why the shock?" Condemnation is understandable, but shock? Did you really expect anything better from this sort of creature? Had Ed Miliband, David Cameron or Nick Clegg made these remarks then I would have been shocked. And disgusted. But a former BBC "Pop" presenter.... hardly surprising.

As an aside this incident throws an interesting light on the BBC's choice of staff. Look at  the fuss made over alleged "Racist" remarks by Jeremy Clarkson. Calls for his dismissal. But make "Right on" insulting remarks about "Right wing" politicians and its thumbs up from the muesli munchers (and other sorts of munchers as well no doubt!)

And while we are claiming that certain politicians emulate Herr Hitler it is worth remembering that at the 1989 Green Party conference a conference paper proposed the reduction of the British Population to between 30 million and 40 million. Whether  this is before or after more immigration they didn't say. Wonder whether Ms Ross will take questions on this policy? Or the UN's  "Agenda 21"

We shall see.

Friday, 20 March 2015

Tameside council faces criticism from Parliamentary Commissioner ("Omdudsman")

The family of an elderly woman were faced with increased care charges when Tameside incorrectly reduced their contribution to her care home fees.

The Ombudsman found that TMBC made changes to her care contract without assessing her care needs or completing a risk assessment.. They also did not do a financial assessment with her son to see whether he could afford the extra cost. They also ignored Government guide lines. Tameside also withdrew it's offer of a settlement and has subsequently refused to pay the family anything.

Dr Jane Martin, the Ombudsman, has recommended that the council reimburse the estate of the now deceased lady with the over paid cash and an additional £250 to cover the cost and trouble of the complaint.

Yet again Tameside MBC is seen as the high handed undemocratic body it really is. The mask slips again and the ugly grasping face of Tameside is seen. Think I might refuse to pay money to Tameside. 

To view the Ombudsman's web site click Here

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Who gives a damn about the ramblings of decadent singers?

I only took notice of the recent spat between Elton John  and two Italian designers when IVF was mentioned. I thought it referred to a Loyalist para-military organisation so I mistakenly read the story.

It made me feel tacky. It reminded me why the French cut off the heads of their decadent kings emulated by Elton John. At a time when ordinary working people are facing austerity, evictions, sanctions by the job centre and job cuts the amount of time spent by the media on the petulant outpourings of this over rated warbler is truly astonishing. 

But then again, he IS gay, and therefore untouchable (in more ways than one). This blog believes that what one does in private is one's own business. But when someone uses some private peccadillo to gain an advantage, to try to assume a mantel of being above criticism, then that private activity becomes subject to critical comment.

The photo at the start of this posting shows Elton John (left) dressed as French  King Louis XIV (or is that Louis XIVF?). It is his 50th birthday party. It is for behaviour like this that the word "Tosser" was invented. Why he chose to flaunt his obscene wealth in this way I don't know. But by doing so he shows he does not give a damn for the ordinary man in the street.

Why should we give a damn for his sensibilities in return?

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

New Charter flout planning permission. Tameside council do nothing.

New Charter Homes received six plots of land for free off Tameside MBC to build social housing.

They received the appropriate planning permission, with conditions, for the sites. Planning Application 13/00180/FUL refered to the site of the former Katherine House (Opposite St Anne's Church). Among other stipulations all work on Sundays was prohibited.

On Sunday 28th September the site was seen to be working. Calls to the Planning Department produced no visible response. No one responded to the complainant either from the council or New Charter.

Work also took place on Sunday the 30th November 2014 and again the week after, 7th of December 2014. This time the complainant used the council's own on line complaint form. To  no avail, the council again did not respond.

The Council rigorously enforce their regulations against the public but ignore their chums in New Charter. Bus lanes are enforced even when there are no buses running. Italian Restaurants are threatened if they open for evening meals and feeding the pigeons is strictly discouraged.

But a building site is free to operate opposite a church on a Sunday in direct defiance of planning permission conditions.

No doubt with the building almost, if not actually, finished the guilty parties think they have got away with it. Not so. Tameside Citizen Blog have produced a leaflet telling the story of Tameside MBC's Nelsonian blind eye to breach of planning rules. One will be sent to every person we hear of who is facing problems with Tameside Planning pointing out the council's inability to behave fairly.

As for the original complainant? They have informed the local Government Ombudsman of the council's behavior with a suitable complaint.

Watch this space!

Saturday, 7 March 2015

"New" flood of migrants on the way warn the EU. Tameside Citizen warned about this SIX YEARS ago!

The "Daily Express" today (Saturday 7th March 2015) warns of a new "flood" of migrants into the EU. Processing centres are to be set up in parts of North Africa to process the migrants and Britain will be expected to do her "bit" See here .

This "new" influx is roundly condemned by the Express and the MigrationWatch organisation who are apparently taken aback by this development. It is a pity they are not regular readers of this blog.

                             WE KNEW THIS WOULD HAPPEN SIX YEARS AGO.

Check this posting of six years ago and go to the second comment, by tonydj Follow the link, which we reproduce here.
 Barcelona Declaration

The Barcelona Agreement of 1995, that is 20 years ago, was an agreement between Muslim North African nations and the EU to facilitate better relations between the EU and Muslim countries with a few to facilitating more immigration to EU countries.

Where is the UKIP or "Right wing Tory" opposition to this policy. A deafening silence descends on this matter. The dog didn't bark. The elephant is in the lounge. Nothing. We have been lied to and betrayed by those who should be protecting us. Why has the "Barcelona Declaration" aka "Barcelona Agreement" been kept out of the glare of publicity. One word comes to mind.


Tameside screw money off motorists for using Bus Lanes......when there are no buses!

Thanks to a "Freedom of information" request. (My God  how Tameside must hate FoI's) it has been learned that 136 motorists were fined for using bus lanes om Christmas day, when no buses were running!. 157 were caught on Boxing Day and  134 were trapped on New Years Day, when limited services were running.

This is the clearest evidence yet that Bus Lanes were designed to screw the motorist. Cllr Peter Robinson, executive member for transport and land use said that there was a safety issue here, in that the bus lanes were also used by cyclists. (I always thought that cyclists used the pavements) They have cycle lanes anyway. Still as executive member for land use as well as transport--what an interesting combination-- it is reassuring to know that as long as he is concerning himself bus lanes he is not concerning himself with other land use, such as giving land to New Charter for free.

One final point. This story indicates that Tameside made an effort to get their staff to work on Christmas day. I am rather concerned at the mentality of persons who would give up a family Christmas to persecute their fellow man. Alternatively the prosecutions were obtained via CCTV. Which then means that some sad b****** spent their time trawling the hours of film for motorists. Yet they found it impossible to check CCTV film for a gang of con-men who robbed an elderly couple known to me.

This story is not a flattering one for Tameside. One which TMBC managed to keep out of "Call the Council"

Friday, 6 March 2015

Select Committee propose TV licence fee be replaced by house tax.

It has been suggested by a Parliamentary select committee that the TV licence fee could be replaced by a new "Poll Tax", where every house in the land pays for a licence, The money raised going to the 

This proposal is driven to a large extent by a desire to bring into liability for a licence those currently not  liable to buy a licence. People who watch "catch up" TV on their computer or i-player for example.
The frightening thing about this situation is that the BBC or their agents may well be given "right of entry" powers or even "stop and search" and "arrest"powers.

It is bad enough with a "licence" fee, but at least it can be avoided if you have no TV. This new idea will give the BBC new powers .

This appalling idea must be fought. Your attention is drawn to the contact addresses to the right of this blog.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Dad-of-two saves Britain from invasion.

"Father of two, The Duke of Wellington, said after the battle....."

Not what we would expect from a history book, or a serious  article. But exactly what we get from the media. Why? Why is the media so obsessed with reporting trivial details of people's lives. In Today's Manchester Evening News we learn that a man who trained fighting dogs is not just "Barbaric" he is a "Barbaric dad-of-two".In the same edition we learn of a "dad of ten" accused of sex attacks (wonder where he gets the energy?) A heart-warming report of local binmen is spoiled by the superfluous information that the elderly lady they helped is a "Gran-of-four". Finally we learn of a dad-of-two accused of offering a cash reward for the beheading of those responsible for robbing a mosque in Oldham.

Now call me old fashioned, but if someone within easy traveling distance of my house is offering cash for beheading someone I am more interested in knowing what they look like and where they live than knowing how many offspring they have!

So, why do it? On explanation is laziness. Fill up the page with waffle so that it looks impressive. Another is that a "Family person" gets more sympathy. Or is expected to behave better once they have a young life to look after. It is a lazy method of writing. It is also somewhat intimidating. The unspoken hint that if you "get in the papers" your family will similarly appear, and not always in a favorable light.

And I have not even begun to comment on the obsession with printing the age of the person being interviewed....

"46 year old father of two Arthur, who has been Duke for two years now....."

What do others think???

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Is there a secret grooming scandal in Tameside? Another Rotherham or Rochdale?

The Grater Manchester Police (GMP) facebook page carried a disturbing item earlier this week. It reported that :-

"Following reports of children missing from home and attending parties with unknown adults and as part of OP Labyrinth, Abduction Notices were served on numerous males from the Tameside area this weekend.These notices are served to protect vulnerable children who are at risk of sexual exploitation. @NotOkayGM"

The GMP go on to say:-

"Do you know where your children are going? The number of reports GMP receive of children attending houses and parties with adults is on the increase, your child may be at risk of sexual exploitation as some of these addresses are unsuitable and may pose a serious risk to children"

As yet  (18th February) this crucial story appears only on GMP's FACEBOOK page. One can only hope that the Advertiser and Reporter carry the story to a wider audience and do not succumb  to a "cohesion" decision to suppress the story. The fact that 'numerous males' were served with 'abduction notices' indicates that this is a large problem and further information is needed from the GMP or local authority.

There is one question which remains unanswered, were any of the girls in care? Remember this story from just before Christmas? Carer abandons child  How many of these children are similarly in care? Is this poor supervision or something more sinister?

Rotherham is only an hour away.