Friday, July 31, 2009

BNP fined again - late accounts again !

So the accounts are late yet again. Another year, another fine, it seems. But this isn't the horrible Government attacking us, it's the state of the BNP under Nick Griffins leadership.
Are you satisfied that once again, the members are having to 'stump up' for gross incompetence ?
Queue another letter begging for funds from HQ !


Regulatory Action
The British National Party and the party’s Regional Accounting Unit were both granted an extension to the deadline for submitting their statements of accounts. Both have failed to deliver their accounts within the extended deadline so the party will be fined a minimum of £500 and the accounting unit will be fined a minimum £100, this figure will increase if the accounts are more than three months late.

Peter Wardle Chief Executive of the Electoral Commission said:
“Political parties play a crucial part in our democracy. But, now more than ever, voters need to be confident that party funding is transparent and that parties will comply with the law.

“While we are disappointed that the British National Party and its accounting unit have failed to submit their accounts on time, I’m glad to see that the majority of the large parties and accounting units have understood the need to ensure their accounts are submitted to us by the deadline set. Transparency about party finances is one of the key factors that can help public confidence in politics.”

In May, the Commission published the financial accounts of 281 political parties and 483 accounting units whose gross income and total expenditure were each £250,000 or less. Accounting units with income and expenditure that are both £25,000 or under are not required to submit their accounts.

The Commission has published a comparison of the parties’ gross annual income and total expenditure from 2003 to 2008. This is available on our website.

The Commission is currently reviewing all the accounts submitted. Where this review suggests that there may have been any breaches of the law we will raise this with the parties and where necessary use our regulatory powers.


For further information please contact:
Electoral Commission press office on 020 7271 0704
outside office hours 07789 920414

Children treated with Tamiflu suffer nightmares and nausea

A common side effect for children who take Tamiflu is nausea and trouble sleeping

More than half of children who take Tamiflu suffer side effects such as nausea and nightmares.

The drug being used to fight swine flu can also produce stomach pain, diarrhoea and sleeping problems.

Researchers in two studies reported that many children found concentration difficult after taking the drug - which could affect their performance in school tests and exams.

The findings will cause deep concern among parents and raise the question of whether the powerful anti-viral should be handed out so widely when the vast majority of swine flu cases involve only a mild illness.

Some 150,000 Tamiflu packs were distributed by the new National Pandemic Flu Service between Friday and Sunday alone - despite warnings from some experts that this could increase the resistance of the virus.

The phone and internet service lets people obtain Tamiflu without a positive diagnosis of swine flu from a doctor.

The alarming studies of pupils in four schools emerged as chief medical officer Sir Liam Donaldson announced another 110,000 new cases of swine flu last week - up only slightly from 100,000 the week before. He also revealed that almost half those who have died with the disease in England had no previous serious health conditions.

More...British public schoolgirl fights for life after contracting swine flu on holiday in Greece

The new studies will increase concern over the potential side effects of Tamiflu - liver
failure is one of those listed on the box.

Some 150 suspected adverse reactions, including one unexplained death, have been reported to safety watchdogs. The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency says 59 of the victims are under 14.

It also emerged yesterday that Japan has advised its GPs not to give the drug to youngsters between 10 and 19 because of high rates of ' neuropsychiatric side effects' such as feeling confused and having bad dreams.

The studies by Health Protection Agency experts were carried out in the early stages of the epidemic, when everyone sharing a classroom with a child who developed swine flu was given the drug, even if they showed no symptoms.

One of the studies reveals that evidence of side effects prompted ministers to change the policy so only confirmed or suspected cases get Tamiflu.

The first study, of 103 children at three London schools, showed that 53 per cent suffered side effects. The most common were nausea (29 per cent), stomach pain or cramps (20 per cent) and problems sleeping (12 per cent).

The other study, on a secondary school in South West England which was closed for ten days after a swine flu case, said 51 per cent of pupils had symptoms such as feeling sick (31 per cent), headaches (24 per cent) and stomach ache (21 per cent).

Both studies were reported in the medical bulletin Eurosurveillance.

GPs are reporting increasing cases of suspected Tamiflu side effects. One told Pulse magazine: 'It's not the innocuous drug the public seem to think it is.'

The Department of Health said last night: 'The EU regulatory position remains that no causal association between Tamiflu (or Relenza) and an increase in neuropsychiatric events has been established.'

Roche, the Swiss company which makes Tamiflu, issued a similar statement.

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David Icke writes quite a lot about this anti-swine flu vaccine;

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Banned, the police Union Flag badge that backs our troops
Barred: Officers at Heathrow were with issued the directive
Scores of Scotland Yard officers are in open revolt after being banned from wearing Union Flag badges in support of British troops.

Met chiefs have decreed that the tiny emblems – which cost £1 with proceeds going to charity – must be removed after a complaint that they are offensive.

But furious junior officers are continuing to wear them in defiance at the politically
correct stance.
A petition has been launched on the Downing Street website demanding they be allowed to wear the badges, which are to raise funds for the Royal British
Legion and the Help for Heroes charity.

Peter Smyth, chairman of the Metropolitan Police Federation, said: ‘The decision
to forbid police officers from joining the rest of the country in showing support for those who are fighting for their country is nothing less than shameful.’

The row started when 200 officers at Heathrow Airport were barred from wearing the badges last month on the grounds that they were in breach of the Met’s strict dress code.
The order is thought to have followed a complaint from a member of public that the symbol is ‘offensive’. But about 70 officers, many of whom have been in the Services or have relatives fighting in Afghanistan, have ignored the directive despite warnings of disciplinary action.

Mr Smyth, who represents more than 30,000 rank and file officers, said staff in
the Royalty and Diplomatic Protection Group, CO19 firearms squad and dog units have joined the revolt. In a statement on the Metropolitan Police Federation’s website, he said: ‘As the country mourned the deaths of young soldiers and saluted the heroism of the men and women fighting in Afghanistan, Met officers at the airport were
ordered to take off small, one-inch square Union Flag badges because someone had complained they were offensive.’

Officers at Heathrow were also ordered to take down a Union Flag hoisted on June 27
– Armed Forces Day – because it was not an ‘approved ensign’. Strict rules are in place about when the Union Flag can be flown at individual police stations.

Mr Smyth added: ‘These orders from senior officers are legal and must be obeyed.
They are, however, also completely crass.’
‘Offensive’: One of the emblems is just a tiny Union Jack with the words support our troops.
He added: ‘Personnel serving in the armed forces pass through Heathrow, but are
being denied any boost to morale they might get from a very modest display of support
by the Metropolitan Police. ‘It is not even as if the wearing of “unofficial” badges is
without precedent.’

Mr Smyth said said senior officers routinely turn a blind eye to constables wearing gay
pride ribbons when they go on marches.

Strictly speaking, officers are not allowed to wear any type of badge on their uniforms. Mr Smyth said: ‘From what I can gather, someone may have complained that the Union Flag is offensive. I find that hard to believe. We take theoath to serve the Queen and these badges are for a charitable cause.’

He added that as the row has escalated, hundreds of patriotic officers have expressed an interest in buying the Union Flag badge.

In February, Scotland Yard was hit by another row over political correctness after the
Union Flag hanging outside a police station was replaced by a gay rights flag to mark Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) history month.

This is despite Met rules stating that only the Union Flag and its own flag can fly from
force buildings. Scotland Yard said last night: ‘The Metropolitan Police has a dress code policy to clarify the dress standard expected from all staff whether they are wearing uniform or plain clothes. The Met wants to ensure that everyone projects a smart and professional image in support of delivering a quality service.

‘The dress code states only the approved corporate badging may be used and only on
clothing authorised by the Clothing Board.’

Those wishing to support the badge wearing officers can sign the Downing Street petition at

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Didn't we British ban slavery in 1807 ?

Chinese slaves behind massive DVD piracy scam

A family who worked illegal Chinese immigrants "round-the-clock" as part of Britain's biggest piracy scam were sentenced today

A father and two sons who used dozens of Chinese slaves as part of Britain’s biggest DVD piracy operation, were jailed for up to six years each today.

The “sophisticated” gang, which made up to £7 million, hid behind a “veneer of respectability” by importing hi-tech equipment from the Far East.

Khalid Sheikh, 53, and sons Rafi, 26, and Sami, 28, used it to copy the latest box office hits like Ice Age 2, the Da Vinci Code and Iron Man to “the best industry standards possible”. The gang would then sell the new releases on street corners for as little as £3, sometimes well before the films were available in cinemas.

The court also heard how the family, who were all claiming benefits, also reproduced so many porn and bestiality films some sex film shops were driven out of business.

The work was done by a staff of largely illegal Chinese immigrants working in a string of cramped factories using semi-detached houses scattered across London. The operation had enough raw materials to copy hundreds of thousands of DVDs.

John Hardy, QC, prosecuting, told Southwark Crown Court that the Chinese immigrants “worked round-the-clock in conditions of virtual slavery”.

Today, Rafi and Sami Sheikh from North Chingford, Essex, were each jailed for six years. Their father, Khalid, who lived with them, was jailed for four years.

Police believe much of the gang’s vast profits have been smuggled out of the country. However, tens of thousands were spent by some of the conspirators on first class flights to luxury holiday destinations around the world, as well as visiting lap dancing clubs such as Spearmint Rhino.

The younger Sheikhs were convicted at an earlier trial of conspiracy to contravene copyright laws, contravene the trade mark legislation and acquire criminal property between March 2003 and June 2006 when they were arrested in co-ordinated police raids. Their father was found guilty of the copyright plot.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Government to cut wounded soldiers’ awards

The government will this week launch an attempt to deny soldiers crippled in battle full compensation for their injuries.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) will go to the Court of Appeal on Tuesday to try to slash the compensation awarded to two injured soldiers by up to 70%. If the government wins, it will fuel the mounting disquiet over the relatively paltry payments some soldiers are receiving for lifelong injuries.

The legal action comes as British troops are suffering their heaviest casualties since the beginning of the conflict in Afghanistan in 2001.

Yesterday a soldier from the 40th Regiment Royal Artillery became the 20th to die this month, and the 189th overall, when he was killed in an explosion in Lashkar Gah in Helmand province.

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It also emerged this weekend that the new commander of a platoon that had lost five men in a Taliban bomb attack earlier this month has himself been badly wounded in an explosion. Second Lieutenant James Amoore, 2nd Battalion the Rifles, stepped on an improvised explosive device last Sunday.

The 24-year-old officer had just replaced his predecessor, who had been seriously wounded in a similar explosion that killed five soldiers. Both officers are receiving critical care at the Selly Oak hospital in Birmingham.

The rising number of casualties has attracted attention to deficiencies in the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme, which was introduced in 2005. Last week Sir John Major, the former Conservative prime minister, said the nation was not meeting its “obligations” to injured servicemen.

Compensation payouts to soldiers are routinely dwarfed by those awarded in the civil courts. In one of the most high profile cases Ben Parkinson, 25, suffered 37 injuries, including brain damage and the loss of both legs. He initially received £152,000. After a campaign by his mother, this was raised to £546,000.

Lawyers believe that Parkinson would have received £3m in a civil trial.

In the landmark legal case this week Bob Ainsworth, the defence secretary, is appealing against a ruling that two soldiers should have their compensation increased.

In September 2005 Anthony Duncan, a soldier with the Light Dragoons, was on patrol in Iraq when he was shot in his left thigh. He needed 11 operations to clean and close the wound and had a pin inserted in his leg to help the bone heal.

He subsequently suffered calcification in his thigh muscle and constant pain in his leg. He struggled to walk without crutches while attempts to run left him “crippled” with pain, according to court documents.

The MoD initially gave him £9,250 in compensation, arguing that his injury was only a fracture. Duncan appealed and a tribunal awarded him a lump sum of £46,000 and a guaranteed weekly income payment for life.

Matthew McWilliams, a Royal Marine, suffered a fracture of his thigh bone during a training exercise. He was awarded £8,250, which was increased on appeal to £28,750 and a guaranteed weekly payment because of damage to his knee following surgery.

In June last year the MoD took both cases to a higher court, claiming it should have to compensate the men only for the initial injuries and not subsequent complications. The three judges ruled against the ministry, saying it was “absurd” to divorce the injury from treatment.

The MoD was so concerned by the ruling that earlier this year it suspended payouts for three months, barring the most serious injuries. If it loses at the Court of Appeal, wounded soldiers who suffered further complications after treatment will be entitled to higher payouts.

Carl Clowes, 23, from Bradford, is among those taking a keen interest in the case. In July 2007 he was in a Land Rover in Helmand when it drove over a mine. Both his legs were crushed. His left leg was amputated below the knee 10 months later and he still suffers pain in his right leg. He can walk only short distances without crutches.

Clowes was awarded £92,000 for his amputated left leg, but £8,000 for his damaged right leg. He will be medically discharged from the army this week but will only be able to do sedentary work.

He appealed against his payout and shortly afterwards was delighted to find £48,300 in his bank account, which he used to pay off his mortgage. A day later the MoD contacted him to tell him the money had been paid in error. He is now being forced to return it.

“I’m permanently disabled. The last thing I expected was for the MoD to quibble over compensation,” he said.

Colonel Tim Collins, who commanded the Royal Irish Regiment in Iraq in 2003, said: “It is not surprising (the MoD) is doing this because of its finely tuned budgets, but it is a reflection of the regard this government has for the services.”

Sue Freeth, director of welfare at the Royal British Legion, said: “People who are putting themselves in harm’s way for their country feel cheated. These injuries affect people for the rest of their lives, but for many the compensation system fails to address that.”
Note: Is there no base line this Government will not stoop too ?
Also, why is the BNP still getting such poor results as the Norwich North by-election ? Griffin admitted there was no money to fight that campaign.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

The last British Tommy dies !
WWI veteran Patch dies aged 111

Harry Patch fought at the Battle of Passchendaele in World War I
The last British survivor of the World War I trenches, Harry Patch, has died at the age of 111.

Mr Patch was conscripted into the Army aged 18 and fought in the Battle of Passchendaele at Ypres in 1917 in which more than 70,000 British soldiers died.

He was raised in Combe Down, near Bath, and had been living at a care home in Wells, Somerset.

The sole British survivor of World War I is now seaman Claude Choules who is aged 108 and lives in Australia.

'Great man'

Henry Allingham, who served in the Royal Navy and the RAF in WWI, died at the age of 113 a week ago.

Mr Patch's biographer Richard Van Emden said he passed away at 0850 BST on Saturday morning.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown said: "I had the honour of meeting Harry, and I share his family's grief at the passing of a great man.

Prince Charles spoke of the terrible conditions faced by soldiers during WWI
"I know that the whole nation will unite today to honour the memory, and to take pride in the generation that fought the Great War.

"The noblest of all the generations has left us, but they will never be forgotten. We say today with still greater force - 'We will remember them'."

The Prince of Wales said nothing could give him greater pride than paying tribute to Mr Patch.

He told the BBC: "Harry was involved in numerous bouts of heavy fighting on the front line but amazingly remained unscathed for a while.

"Tragically one night in September 1917 when in the morass in the Ypres Salient a German shrapnel shell burst overhead badly wounding Harry and killing three of his closest friends.

"In spite of the comparatively short time that he served with the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, Harry always cherished the extraordinary camaraderie that the appalling conditions engendered in the battalion and remained loyal to the end."

'True gentleman'

Mr Patch was born on 17 June 1898 and left school at the age of 15 to train as a plumber.

He was a machine-gunner in the trenches and served as a private from June to September 1917.

Mr Patch was at the time of his death the oldest man in Europe and the third oldest man in the world, according to the Ministry of Defence.

Mr Van Emden said Mr Patch was "one of the most rewarding people to be with."

Mr Patch was conscripted into the Army aged 18
"He was the last of that generation and the poignancy of that is almost overwhelming. He remembered all of those who died and suffered and every time he was honoured he knew it was for all of those who fought," he said.

Mr Patch's friend Lesley Ross said she felt great affection towards him.

"Extremely modest, dignified gentleman, with a slightly wicked sense of humour and considerate to everybody he met. Very polite and I would sum him up as a true gentleman," she said.

The Fletcher House care home said in a statement it extended its deepest sympathies to Mr Patch's family and friends.

Andrew Larpent, chief executive of Somerset Care, said Mr Patch died peacefully in his bed having been unwell for some time.

"His friends and his family have been here. He just quietly slipped away at 9am this morning," he said.

"It was how he would have wanted it, without having to be moved to hospitals but here, peacefully with his friends and carers."

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


Daily Mail says the figure is 1 million !

THOUSANDS of failed asylum seekers are set to get free NHS treatment at taxpayers’ expense, it was revealed yesterday.

Immigrants whose claims for refugee status have been refused but who are still allowed to remain in Britain would be “exempt from charges” for healthcare under the plans.

The move is among a series of proposals in a shake-up of funding for healthcare for foreign nationals living in the UK. Other measures include free emergency treatment for all overseas visitors and giving doctors discretion over whether foreign nationals should get free NHS treatment.

But critics last night warned the move would encourage “health tourism”. Sir Andrew Green, chairman of the population think-tank Migrationwatch, said: “These proposals amount to jamming open the door for illegal immigrants to access the National Health Service. No wonder they are queuing up in Calais.” He accused the Government of “dithering” over the proposals put forward five years ago.

“They have now chosen almost the last day of Parliament to announce their surrender to the immigration lobby,” said Sir Andrew.

He added: “With a financial crisis bearing down upon us we simply cannot afford to offer treatment to the whole world. Nor is it right that those who have paid into the system should be disadvantaged by those who have made no such contribution.”

Shadow Immigration Minister Damian Green urged ministers to consider compulsory private health insurance for those from outside the European Economic Area.

He said: “It’s a matter of urgency that the Government considers requiring non-EEA nationals to have private health insurance in order to minimise the risk of health tourism.”

Ministers insisted the proposals were still being studied and health insurance requirements for visitors were under consideration.

Health Minister Ann Keen said: “These changes will support a clearer and fairer system of access to free NHS services that will maintain the confidence of the public and prevent inappropriate access while maintaining our commitment to human rights. These measures strike the right balance between controlled access, the protection and promotion of wider public health, and ensuring that the healthcare needs of the most vulnerable groups are protected.

“We remain firmly committed to the requirement that immediately necessary or other urgent treatment should never be denied or delayed from those that require it.”

Dr Vivienne Nathanson, of the British Medical Association, said: “There are many people who have had an asylum claim refused, cannot return home and need urgent treatment.

“This announcement, while positive, applies to only one group of people in this situation, and does not go far enough.”


NWN: The Welfare state and the NHS built by our parents and grandparents, the WW2 generation, for whom exactly ? Because here 'they' come !

Many Thanks to New Labour

Calais migrants ambush Britons at knifepoint in terrifying 'highway robberies'

Migrant gangs in Calais are targeting British holidaymakers in terrifying 'highway robberies'.

Would-be illegal immigrants are forming human roadblocks to force motorists passing through the French port town to stop.

Travellers are then robbed at knifepoint by the migrants, who are desperate for funds to help them sneak into the UK

Last night police in Calais issued a warning to the nine million Britons a year who pass through Calais - the equivalent of 25,000 every day.

They urged motorists to keep their windows closed and doors locked until they are safely inside the ferry terminal.

Officers said they had received several reports from holidaymakers of having to 'run a gauntlet' of migrants between the town and the ferry port.

One British couple reported being forced to stop by bedraggled refugees on the port approach road last week.

A Calais police spokesman said: 'Frontier police received a report from a British couple who said the gang formed a human chain across the road to stop them.

'Around six of them then surrounded the car and waved a knife in the male driver's face and demanded cash. He threw his wallet out of the window and sped off. The refugees fled into the woods on foot.
"Promises: France's immigration minister Eric Besson has vowed to bulldoze Calais, where a London journalist was raped"
"The mayor of Calais, Natacha Bouchart, said the lure of the UK's 'enormous' state handouts to asylum-seekers was the reason why thousands of foreigners are using the French port as a staging point to get across the Channel.
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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Goodbye to a hero: World's oldest man WWI veteran Henry Allingham dies aged 113

The world's oldest man and one of the last surviving World War I servicemen, has died at the age of 113.

Henry Allingham served with the Royal Naval Air Service during the Great War, later transferring to the Royal Air Force and serving at Ypres.

'Everybody at St Dunstan's is saddened by Henry's loss and our sympathy goes out to his family,' said Robert Leader of St Dunstan's care home in near Brighton, East Sussex.

Mr Leader said: 'He was very active right up to his final days, having recently celebrated his 113th birthday on HMS President surrounded by family.
'As well as possessing a great spirit of fun, he represented the last of a generation who gave a very great deal for us.

'Henry made many friends among the residents and staff at St Dunstan's. He was a great character and will be missed.'

A funeral will take place later this month at St Nicholas' Church in Brighton.
Mr Allingham leaves five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great grandchildren and one great-great-great grandchild.
Enlarge Staff at the St Dunstan care home where Mr Allingham lived out his final days described him as 'a great character'

He joined the Royal Naval Air Service in September 1915 before transferring to the RAF in April 1918 and was the last survivor of the Battle of Jutland.
Last month, Mr Allingham, born in 1896, became the world's oldest man following the death of previous title holder Japanese Tomoji Tanabe.
Mr Allingham once attributed his grand age to 'cigarettes, whisky and wild, wild women'.

He became the UK's oldest man on January 19, 2007, aged 110 years 227 days.
The oldest surviving member of the Armed Forces held a clutch of honours, including the British War Medal, Victory Medal and the Legion d'Honneur - the highest military accolade awarded by France.

His grandson, Tim Gray, described him in recent years as 'unbelievable'.
He said: 'He is a really incredible man with a great sense of humour.'
Born in London on June 6, 1896, Mr Allingham's father died when he was a baby.
He once said he thought joining the war effort would be an adventure, not realising what it meant.
He was initially persuaded to remain at home by his mother.
'War's stupid,' he told the BBC. 'Nobody wins. You might as well talk first, you have to talk last anyway.'
Enlarge Hero: Allingham held a clutch of honours, including the British War Medal, Victory Medal and the Legion d'Honneur

In September 1915, following his mother's death, he joined the Royal Navy Air Service (RNAS) and was sent to France, maintaining seaplanes.

Enthusiastic to play his part, pilots would take him flying and he would take the role of a spotter or a bomber.

In late 1917, Mr Allingham was posted to an aircraft depot in Dunkirk and became a member of the Royal Air Force following the merger of the RNAS and the Royal Flying Corps.
The great-grandfather was the last founder member of the RAF and the only remaining survivor of the infamous Battle of Jutland off the Danish coast in 1916.
He had a miraculous escape from his ship, the Kingfisher, when a German shell heading directly for it bounced over the top.
He described to the Daily Mail how he remained haunted by scenes from the third battle of Ypres.
'They would just stand there in two feet of water in mud-filled trenches, waiting to go forward,' he said.
'They knew what was coming. It was pathetic to see those men like that.
'In many ways I don't think they have ever got the admiration and respect they deserved.'
He was also shot in the arm, telling the newspaper: 'The bullet passed through my arm and out the other side.
'They just bandaged me up and sent me out again. It's so long ago that the scar has gone.'
In 1919 he left the air force after service at Cologne as part of the Army of Occupation.

He was married to his late wife Dorothy for more than half a century.
During the Second World War, Mr Allingham's engineering skills were vital to designing counter measures to the Germans' magnetic mines.
In 1941, he helped defuse the mines that had been used to blockade Harwich harbour.
Mr Allingham told the BBC: 'Like so many, I have tried to forget my time in the war.
'In the last few years I have met other veterans, and we never spoke one word of the war, not one.'

Asked about his longevity, he said: 'I don't know if there is a secret, but keeping within your capacity is vital.
'I've had two major breakdowns, one during the war and one after but both when I was trying to do the work of three men.
'The trick is to look after yourself and always know your limitations.'
In 2006 Mr Allingham joined thousands who gathered to remember one of the most bitterly contested and bloodiest conflicts - the Battle of the Somme.
The same year saw him set foot on German soil for the first time in more than 85 years, meeting 109-year-old counterpart Robert Meier.
In the Ruhr industrial heartland of Germany, the wartime foes cast aside their wheelchairs to embrace as friends.

Speaking through interpreters, they discovered that for more than a year they were both at the Somme.
Mr Allingham grasped his new friend's hand, saying: 'My very best wishes, and may you have a long life still.'

Later, wheeled to a war memorial, both men forced themselves from their chairs to pay their respects.

Grasping a poppy wreath, frail Mr Allingham paused before settling back into his chair, his thoughts with the comrades who never returned.

Expressing regret at not being able to grasp the native tongue, he quipped: 'It's too late for me to start thinking about learning German now.'

Mr Allingham celebrated his 110th birthday with a flypast, joined at the Grand Hotel in Eastbourne by family and then Chancellor Gordon Brown, who gave him a letter from the Queen, a bottle of whisky and a copy of the Budget statement from the year he was born.
Mr Allingham was living at St Dunstan's care home for ex-servicemen and women near Brighton.
He watched from the hotel balcony as two RAF Tornado aircraft from 31 Squadron at RAF Marham flew past. Afterwards he raised a toast to the Queen.
Squadron Leader Jim Pruden, from RAF Innsworth, said: 'For us, Henry is an inspiration.
Inspiration: RAF air cadets chat to Mr Allingham (with grandson David Gray and his wife Charlotte Gray)
'He inspires countless veterans who are younger than him but also those who are looking at a future in the Armed Forces.
'We are very proud of our links with him. The least we could do was to offer the flypast, both in recognition of who he is but also what he has achieved.'
He celebrated his 111th birthday on board the Royal Navy's oldest warship, Lord Nelson's flagship HMS Victory, at Portsmouth, Hampshire.
A military flypast of aircraft from the Royal Navy's historic flight and the RAF marked the celebrations.

The Second Sea Lord, Vice Admiral Adrian Johns, and Veterans' Minister Derek Twigg were among dignitaries to share a celebratory lunch with him in the ship's Great Cabin.
Asked how it felt to be turning 111, Mr Allingham said: 'I'm pleased to be seeing another tomorrow.
'I'm happy to be alive. I never imagined I'd get to 111.'
Another flypast was organised for his 112th birthday, this time by a Lancaster bomber flanked by two Spitfires.
In September 2008, aged 112, he launched his autobiography at the RAF Club in London's Piccadilly - a place close to his heart as he had been a member of the force when it was founded in 1918.
He was joined by family, close friends and the co-author of the book, Dennis Goodwin, who is also founder of the First World War Veterans' Association.
Paying tribute to his old friend, Mr Goodwin said Mr Allingham was a recluse when he first met him.
'I think he has done so well to now because the more you engage people and focus attention on them, the more they develop a will to live,' he said.
'And that's the case with Henry. If he had been allowed to vegetate he would have disintegrated.'
Mr Goodwin, who was a close friend of Mr Allingham, said he was one of an 'extremely unique and special generation of people'.

'Not only did they survive the most horrific war of humanity but they had a new life to begin afterwards in an era of depression, and they did it admirably.
'I'm one of the products of that generation and I think my generation and other generation afterwards should remember that; it's a legacy they should create and keep in their memories.'
Mr Allingham left a legacy of memories to the nation, one of his friends said today.
Dennis Goodwin, from the First World War Veterans' Association, said: 'He left quite a legacy to the nation of memories of what it was like to have been in the First World War.'
Mr Goodwin told BBC News that Mr Allingham's longevity could be put down to his being 'essentially his own man'.
Helen Emmerson, the manager of the care home where he spent his last years, said he had been determined to tell the world about his experiences despite his age.
She said: 'I think particularly over the last six to nine months definitely he was finding it more and more difficult due to his advancing age.
'He had such strength and such strength of character. He wanted to get out there and spread the word.'
She told Sky News: 'He was tireless in his effort to get the word out there.'
Mr Goodwin, who was a regular visitor to Mr Allingham at St Dunstan's, described him as 'an exceptionally good friend'.
He added: 'He was almost a surrogate father to me, we shared life together.'
Describing the last few months of his life, he said: 'He wasn't in the best of health. He wasn't eating.
'He often said to me he'd love to eat something good and have a drink like the old times but his tastebuds had gone, and I think it really frustrated him.'

Mr Allingham's death means that Harry Patch, 111, the last survivor of the First World War trenches, is now Britain's oldest man. It is not yet known if he also now takes on Mr Allingham's title of world's oldest man.
Mr Patch, known as the Last Tommy, is Britain's last living soldier to have fought in the mud-soaked battle of Passchendaele in 1917 in which more than 70,000 British troops died.
He served as Lewis gunner with the 7th Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry and now lives at a residential home in Somerset.
Mr Patch often said: 'I neither smoke, drink nor gamble. Three sins - leave them alone.'
A third known Great War survivor, Claude Choules, 108, who served with the Royal Navy, now lives in Australia. He born in Worcestershire.

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NWN: The passing of a gentleman and indeed an icon. We are all the poorer for the passing of these men and they were real men. There should be a State Funeral for this old guy. RIP Henry !

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

I won't put a cap on immigration

I won't put a cap on immigration vows the Home Secretary

Home Secretary Alan Johnson last night refused point blank to cap the number of immigrants coming to Britain.

And he said he does not 'lie awake at night' worrying about the population hitting 70million.

Official figures show at the current rate of increase the British population will hit the milestone within 20 years, with a further seven million immigrants placing a burden on public services

Immigration Minister Phil Woolas has pledged that the Government will not allow the population to grow to that level. But last night he was apparently undermined by his boss.

Speaking at the Home Affairs Select Committee, Mr Johnson said he would not bring in a cap because it would harm the economy, claiming the argument that immigration had made a contribution to the economy was 'irrefutable'.

'I do not lie awake at night worrying about a population of 70million,' he told the cross-party group of MPs.

'I'm happy to live in a multi-cultural society. I'm happy to live in a society where we not only welcome those coming to live and work in this country, but also where we can go and live and work in other countries.'

The Home Secretary did acknowledge the recession has made it more difficult for ministers to convince British workers who have lost their jobs that immigration is beneficial.

But his argument goes against evidence that the vast majority of jobs created in the private sector have gone to immigrants - meaning local workers have failed to feel the benefits.

In recent years, Labour has tried to head off the rise of the British National Party by giving the impression that it is talking tough on immigration.

The BNP won two seats in the European Parliament last month after it exploited fears in Labour's white working class heartlands, taking tens of thousands of votes from the governing party.

In 2007, Prime Minister Gordon Brown made his now infamous 'British Jobs for British Workers' speech at the Labour party conference. But the slogan has come back to haunt him - in particular during the dispute over the use of imported labour at the Total oil refinery in North Lincolnshire earlier this year.

A poll earlier this week found one in four Britons would like to see the population reduced by up to a third to ease overcrowding. Seven out of ten said the best way to curb population growth was to cut immigration.

The population stands at around 61million. If it hits 70million, with seven million immigrants making up most of the rise - it is the equivalent of adding the population of Sweden in just two decades, almost all of it in England.

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Monday, July 13, 2009

"No-one wants and all white Britain !" - Nick Griffin.


BNP Party leader Nick Griffin has rebuked claims that he is a fascist.
Sunday July 12,2009
BNP leader Nick Griffin has denied as "smears" claims he was a fascist and defended his call to sink boats carrying migrants from Africa to Europe.

Mr Griffin, one of two members of the extreme-right party elected to the European Parliament last month, said he actually "detested" fascism.

He branded the EU "essentially fascist" and said he feared what he called Islamofascism which was spreading across Europe and Britain.

He told BBC1's Andrew Marr Show "I am not a fascist - that is a smear that comes from the far left."

Asked if he still wanted to see an all-white Britain he said: "No, it is simply not do-able. Nobody out there wants it or would pay for it."

Britain could not be changed back to how it was before 1948 when the "liberal elite" started to allow immigration and the "multicultural experiment".

"What is done is done," he said.

Mr Griffin denied he "enthusiastically" read Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf and branded claims his two rottweilers were called Anne and Frank - after one of the most renowned Jewish victims of Nazi Germany - as a "wicked, wicked lie".

Asked about his call to sink boats containing African migrants he said: "What I said was that what needs to be done as an example is to sink a couple of boats near the shores of Libya.

"Throw them lifebelts so they can paddle back so they understand they will never get to Europe."

NWN: We want an all white Britain !

If Griffin is not up to the job, then let him resign. The BNP was set-up for this very reason, as was the National Front before it.

Sunday, July 12, 2009


Police will be urged to turn a blind eye to provocative acts by Muslim protest groups

Saturday July 11,2009

POLICE will be ordered not to charge Muslim extremists in many hate crime cases – to stop them becoming more militant.

Guidelines will tell forces to press for conviction only in cases of clear-cut criminal acts.

Officers will be advised not to proceed when evidence of lawbreaking is “borderline”.

Examples of crimes to which a blind eye may be turned include incitement to religious hatred or viewing extremist material on the internet.

Last night critics warned that the move could mean Islamic radicals being give the freedom to encourage violence.

Some saw the move as a politically correct attempt to appease extremists who hate Britain.

It could even mean officers tolerating many activities of Muslim preachers of hate like the hook-handed cleric Abu Hamza.

Tory MP David Davies said: “This sounds like abject surrender. Everyone should be equal in the eyes of the law.

“It doesn’t matter whether someone is suspected of incitement to hatred or shoplifting – they should all face the same risk of prosecution.

“There should be no special favours or treatment for any section of the community.”

Officials insist there is no suggestion that people who have clearly committed offences will avoid prosecution.

Instead, they want to avoid alienating Muslims on the fringes of extremism by dragging them to court over petty allegations unlikely to result in conviction.

One fear is that some young Muslims are falling under the influence of extremist preachers while serving prison sentences or on remand awaiting trial.

A senior Whitehall official said the guidance was being drawn up as part of a drive to use persuasion rather than the criminal justice system to fight extremism.

He added: “The aim is to stop people being dragged into extremism.

“We are not talking about letting someone off who has committed a clear offence, but where it is unclear if an offence has been committed.

“For instance, where there has been incitement or someone has been on the internet there can be a grey area where there is some discretion and it would be more sensible to avoid going down the criminal route.”

The Government’s counter- terrorism board is drawing up the advice, which will be sent to all police forces, including the Metropolitan, later this year.

The move follows an updated Home Office counter-terrorism strategy announced earlier this year. The new strategy urges preventative measures to win round potential extremists instead of arrest and prosecution.

“We need to be able to provide support for individuals who are drawn into criminal activity,” the document says.

Councils, community groups and the Government’s youth justice board will be among organisations expected to identify those drawn into extremism or at risk.

Social workers, teachers and other professionals will be asked to try to work with some Muslim youths to reduce the likelihood of them turning into extremists.

But the new strategy is likely to reduce the likelihood of prosecutions against Islamist extremists protesting against troops.

In Luton earlier this year, protesters displayed placards bearing the words “butchers” and “animals” at a homecoming parade for 2nd Battalion, The Royal Anglian Regiment. There were no arrests for incitement.

A Home Office spokesman said: “Preventing people becoming radicalised is a key priority for the Government. The police response needs to be proportionate to deal with crimes people commit while reducing the risk to public safety.”

The latest move represents a reversal of the policy introduced under Tony Blair in the wake of the terrorist attacks in London in 2005, when as Prime Minister he called for an overhaul of the criminal justice system to root out and prosecute extremists.

Past attempts to win over potential Muslim radicals have frequently run into controversy. Millions of pounds have been pledged to fund Muslim groups, drawing claims that they are receiving special treatment.
NWN: If only Sheppard & Whittle were muslims ? Just what is the best we can say about 'our' Police now ?

Friday, July 10, 2009

Eight British troops killed TODAY in Afghanistan ...............

Breaking News 10:11pm UK, Friday July 10, 2009

The soldiers, from the 2nd Battalion The Rifles, were killed near Sangin, Helmand Province, this morning.

Next of kin have been informed.

A spokesman for Task Force Helmand said: "While there are no words to ease their loss, our heartfelt sympathies go to their families, friends and fellow soldiers at this very difficult time.
"Their deaths were not in vain," Lieutenant Colonel Nick Richardson added.

The news comes just hours after three others died in separate incidents in what has been one of the darkest days for British armed forces fighting in Afghanistan.

Fifteen soldiers have died in the last 10 days in southern Afghanistan, taking the number of British troops killed since the start of operations in October 2001 to 184.

This is more than the number who died in the bitter Iraq campaign, which lasted from March 2003 until the end of combat operations in April this year.

It comes on the same day that the bodies of another five British servicemen killed in Afghanistan over the past week were returned to the UK.

Eight of the most recent fatalities came during Operation Panchai Palang, or Panther's Claw, a major British assault against the Taliban in Helmand ahead of next month's Afghan elections.
Some 3,000 troops are involved in the operation, which began on June 19 and has seen fierce fighting and significant casualties on both sides.

The top US commander in the Middle East has warned of tough months ahead in the fight against the Taliban.

General David Petraeus, head of the US Central Command, described the battle in the south of the country as "the longest campaign".

Heretical two jailed for 'race-hate' crimes

A Selby man who fled to the United States after waging a campaign of hate against Jews and other minority groups has been jailed.

Simon Sheppard, 52, was convicted, along with Stephen Whittle, 42, of a number of race hate crimes. He was sentenced to four years and 10 months, while Whittle was jailed for two years and four months at Leeds Crown Court.

The pair had two lengthly trials. During the first, in July last year, the pair skipped bail and fled to California, where they sought asylum claiming they were being persecuted for their right-wing views.
They were deported back to the UK last month.

The investigation into the men began when a complaint about a leaflet called "Tales of the Holohoax" was reported to the police in 2004 after it was pushed through the door of a Synagogue in Blackpool.

It was traced back to a post office box in Hull registered to Sheppard.
Police later found a website featuring racially inflammatory material. Other published material included grotesque images of murdered Jews alongside cartoons and articles ridiculing ethnic groups.

The pair were charged with publishing racially inflammatory material, distributing racially inflammatory material and possessing racially inflammatory material with a view to distribution.

Sheppard, of Brook Street, was found guilty of 16 offences and Whittle, of Avenham Lane, Preston, Lancashire, was found guilty of five.

Judge Rodney Grant said: "I can say without any hesitation that I have rarely seen, or had to read or consider, material which is so abusive and insulting ... towards racial groups within our own society."

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Seventh soldier dies in grim fortnight for British forces in Afghanistan

The seventh British soldier to die in Afghanistan in just over two weeks has been killed in a helicopter incident.

The soldier was from 22 Engineer Regiment, Royal Engineers. He died on Monday while the helicopter was taking off in Zabul province in southern Afghanistan. Next of kin have been informed.

His death brings the number of British fatalities in Afghanistan since 2001 to 175, four short of the 179 deaths recorded during the six-year military campaign in Iraq. The vast majority of the deaths in Afghanistan have occurred since the operation in Helmand province began in the early summer of 2006.

Review ordered as defence spending hits crisis level

The Government has ordered a full-scale strategic defence review to try to solve the biggest crisis in Armed Forces resources for decades.

Work is to begin immediately on the consultation process and the results will be published in a Green Paper early next year with the review to be launched after the general election.

The need for a full review has been obvious for some time and ministers and senior officials at the Ministry of Defence have been talking privately about the issue for months.

The last strategic defence review was held by the incoming Labour Government in 1998 when George Robertson, now Lord Roberston of Port Ellen, was Defence Secretary.

The move has been forced by an increasingly constrained defence budget. Real-term increases over recent years have failed to keep pace with the cost of equipment and the intensity of the operational commitments overseas, especially in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Treasury has been forced to spend billions of pounds from the reserves to buy better armoured vehicles off the shelf when it became clear that the models sent to Afghanistan, such as the Snatch Land Rovers, were too vulnerable to Taleban roadside bombs.

NWN: More troops are being killed , and the Government isn't spending enough to protect them.The Armed Forces are short of helicopters and specially armoured vehicles. This is what happens when Lib/Lab/Conservative send 'our' troops out to fight 'their' wars. Afghanistan, like Iraq , has got nothing to do with Britain.
It's time to pull our troops out - NOW !

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Leinad Keet Earlle

Nick Griffin’s Life is Unsafe as terrorist group on Facebook is planning to Kill Him
£1,000,000 to assasinate nick griffin
Leinad Keet Earlle
“everyone hates these fuckin BNP shitheads now as chance to join a cause worthing. if we get enough peeps, who knows….nick may just have a mysterios crash on the way to his country side house.”
Here’s a message that someone named Toby left
“Toby wrote at 11:19am on June 5th, 2009Bnp are racist scumthat should be wiped off the face of the earth…well, we’re the F’ing cleanex my friends!”

Tory and Labour at loggerheads over who is the more gay- friendly party !

The Tory party and Labour have become locked in a battle as to who is the more gay friendly party as they vie to win over the UK's three million pink voters.
The war of words escalated ahead of the Gay Pride march in London today after a Cabinet minister accused the Tories of being 'plagued by homophobia'.

Culture Secretary Ben Bradshaw claimed last night that many Conservative MPs were prejudiced against people in same- sex relationships.

Mr Bradshaw, one of the first MPs to enter into a civil partnership, spoke out ahead of the Gay Pride march in London today, as a poll suggested that increased numbers of the UK's three million 'pink voters' were turning to the Tories.

Row: Ben Bradshaw claimed some Tory MPs were still homophobic, but Conservative MP Alan Duncan has accused Labour of 'stirring up hatred'

'A deep strain of homophobia still exists on the Conservative benches,' he claimed, adding that David Cameron 'talks the talk but doesn't walk the walk' on the issue.

Foreign Office minister Chris Bryant, who is openly gay, said: 'I think if gays vote Tory, they will rue the day very soon.
'I don't think David Cameron is homophobic personally, but I don't trust him on these issues,' he added.
More...Cameron apologises to gays for Section 28: 'Law to ban promotion of homosexuality in schools was wrong'
First Glastonbury... now Sarah Brown is 'to march in Gay Pride parade'

But Shadow Leader of the Commons Alan Duncan accused his Labour counterparts of 'stirring up hatred' and using 'desperate' tactics to shore up flagging support.
He said: 'This is the last gasp of Labour's desperation.
'Bradshaw and Bryant are simply trying to stir up hatred and division from the last century and it's both unwarranted and unworthy. It's simply untrue.

Civil partnerships are allowed in Britain, but campaigners say neither Tories nor Labour support full gay marriage
'I believed we had reached the happy point where politics had been taken out of this altogether. But these remarks show that Labour is actually the nasty party.'
Mr Duncan is one of two gay Shadow Cabinet ministers, along with Nick Herbert.
A poll by Jake, a networking organisation for homosexual professionals, found 38 per cent of its members would vote Tory at the next election.
Apology: David Cameron and George Osborne leave the gay pride fundraiser last week where the Tory leader spoke
Labour came behind the Liberal Democrats on 20 per cent, even though 86.6 per cent of those surveyed admitted it was the party that had achieved the most for gay people.
Gordon Brown is due to greet organisers at a reception at No. 10 this morning, while his wife Sarah is expected to join the one million lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender marchers at the rally in London later today.

This week Mr Cameron apologised for his party's backing of Section 28 in 1988 - a controversial law banning local authorities from portraying homosexuality in a positive light.
The first Tory leader to speak at a gay pride event, Mr Cameron said: 'I am sorry for Section 28. We got it wrong. It was an emotional issue. I hope you can forgive us.'
Ben Summerskill, chief executive of gay rights campaign Stonewall, described the apology as 'historic', adding that it would remove a major obstacle in the way of many of Britain's three million gay people voting Tory.

Harriet Harman, the Leader of the Commons, said that David Cameron’s apology was 25 years too late.

Labour MP Chris Smith was the first to come out publicly in 1984. Currently 11 MPs are openly gay - a figure that is expected to rise after the next election.
NWN: Have you noticed there seems to be a queue of the 'ruling elites' i.e. Chief Constables and here, the wife of the Prime Minister, making a public point about attending these 'activities' ?
I think some people ought to read 'The Decline and fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbons'.

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