Monday, October 29, 2012

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Mayor’s £650,000 offer to keep gay pride in the pink

Hello cowboy: Boris Johnson complete with stetson at a gay pride march
Picture: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Community groups have been asked to bid for the right to run London’s gay pride celebrations for the next five years under a scheme announced by Boris Johnson.
The Mayor has pledged £650,000 in grants to the successful bidders and hopes a more professional tendering process will avoid the last-minute disasters of this year’s event.
Under the new process, the winning bidder will run the Pride celebrations for five years with a grant agreement from the Mayor of £500,000.  The fee for using Trafalgar Square will be waived and an events officer would be assigned to the project, taking the total sponsorship to more than £650,000.
The event was plunged into chaos this year when a huge funding shortfall meant the celebrations were scaled back at the last minute, with no floats allowed on the parade, no formal street party and an earlier finishing time of 6pm.
Community groups and businessmen blamed chronic mismanagement and the entire board of Pride London resigned last month, leaving next year’s event in limbo. Pride celebrations in the capital have been running for 40 years, organised by an elected board, but have frequently run into financial problems, in-fighting and other problems.
The London Assembly’s oversight committee has launched an inquiry into how £100,000 of taxpayers’ money was spent on Pride this year.
Mr Johnson said: “London’s Pride celebrations are a key event in our city’s cultural calendar.” Not-for-profit community organisations have been asked to submit expressions of interest to the Mayor’s office.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/mayor/mayors-650000-offer-to-keep-gay-pride-in-the-pink-8225631.html

NWN: Nice to see the Tory parties priorities ! 

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Where there's a will there's Nick Griffin!

The latest BNP bulletin lays 'bare the soul' of the current BNP . They are worse than ambulance chasers nowadays A kind and no doubt sincere patriot has been fleeced royally, by the current incumbent leading the BNP.

We here at NWN have known that Griffin has been actively searching out wills since at least 2001.

We wonder just how many have been left to the BNP since late 1999 ?

There used to be a small trickle when the previous leader of the BNP, John Tyndall, actually did lead the BNP.

Under Griffin there has been no leadership at all, and the 'wills' have seemingly 'dried up' altogether.

Since 1999, how many wills have been left to Griffin ?

Saturday, October 27, 2012

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Sardine can Britain: What life will be like in 2050 when experts predict the population will have exploded to 80million

The population of Britain will rocket to nearly 80 million by 2050 — an increase of a third — according to an authoritative new projection by the Population Reference Bureau. It’s a chilling prospect and has sparked renewed debate about mass immigration.
Last week, the Economist magazine called the Tories’ attempts to limit immigration their ‘barmiest policy’, and complained Britain ‘has, in effect, installed a “keep out” sign over the white cliffs of Dover’. But is it wrong to want tighter controls over our borders? Here, a leading historian imagines what life could be like 38 years from now . . .
Dawn is breaking over London. As the pale sunlight filters weakly through the smog, the streets are already teeming with grey-suited commuters, trudging in line towards the city’s call centres.
The baby boom: What will Britain look like in 2050 when experts predict the population will have reached 80 million
The baby boom: What will Britain look like in 2050 when experts predict the population will have reached 80 million
Overhead, the air is thick with the roar of engines, as the endless succession of early-morning flights from Brussels, capital of the United States of Europe, head into Heathrow. Outside the city’s surgeries and hospitals, the queues are already forming, legions of parents waiting anxiously with their pale children, hoping against hope they can get one of the day’s few emergency appointments.
Many have already been awake for hours, having risen while it was still dark to beat the traffic.
It is barely six o’clock, yet already the streets are at a standstill. The lines of cars waiting to use the roadside electric charging points stretch for miles.
But no one seems angry or impatient: merely weary, depressed and downtrodden. After all, this is Britain in 2050, a nation of almost 80 million people, most of them packed into the south-eastern corner of Europe’s most densely populated state.
 
  At a time when Britain feels so crowded, many people are amazed to be reminded that as recently as the early 2010s, the population was barely  63 million. In those simple, innocent days, when people still carried mobile telephones and watched television in just two dimensions, we were not yet the most populous country in Europe. Back then, we still lagged behind the Germans.
At the time, some commentators warned that with migrants pushing up the birth rate to one of the highest in Europe, Britain’s population was bound to soar, putting the health, education and transport systems under intolerable pressure.
But no one listened. Indeed, as history teachers tell their astonished pupils today, when the Commons debated the issue in the early autumn of 2012, just 30 MPs bothered to turn up.
So the population continued to swell, especially in the affluent South-East. Every year urban Britain felt a little more cramped, a little more crowded. And today we are living with the consequences.
To fly over our landscape in the autumn of 2050 — if you are one of the lucky minority who can afford the massive fuel duty — is to be reminded how much things have changed.
In great swathes of southern and central England, our green and pleasant land has long since disappeared. A sea of grey spreads out from London all the way to Britain’s Second City, Milton Keynes.
With increasingly strident demands for more housing, the last green-belt restrictions were removed in the early 2030s. Ever since, developers have been enjoying a bonanza, from the vast estates sprawling across the Chiltern hillsides to the luxury retirement communities in the South Downs and the Lake District.
Looking down from your aeroplane window, you can see the jagged lines of Britain’s private motorways carving across the countryside.
By the early 2040s, eight lanes had become the norm. And even though electric cars are commonplace, many people still use the old petrol models, bathing much of suburban Britain in a thick fog of exhaust smoke.
Peak into the future: Traffic jams will be unavoidable and no longer limited to rush hour with a population of almost 80million people
Although tolls are the highest in Europe, with drivers charged £100 for the journey from London to Manchester, many have no choice.
Public transport may have been an option in 2012, when most commuters were guaranteed at least a standing space. But getting a rush-hour train these days is like a journey into hell.
With demand at an all-time peak, fares are higher than ever. Commuters pay £500 for a day return from Brighton into London. And with operators putting on more trains to meet the demand, long delays outside major city stations are common.
The most expensive in Europe: Many are left with no choice but to pay the extortionate road tolls
The most expensive in Europe: Many are left with no choice but to pay the extortionate road tolls
Few travellers will forget the Didcot disaster in 2047, when signal failures saw two trains collide with terrible consequences. Even the high-speed trains between London and Birmingham are crammed to bursting, the HS2 service having opened in 2036, a mere ten years behind schedule. There is still talk about extending the line to Manchester or  Leeds; alas, the money is not there. Other public services are at breaking point.
The NHS has been struggling to cope with demand for three decades — not least because of the increasingly elderly population. There are now almost five million people over 85, many of them needing round-the-clock medical care.
So many people reach the age of 100 that Charles IV — who succeeded his father, William, two years ago — no longer sends out congratulatory messages. You have to be 110 to get a card these days.
And even though the retirement age is now 72, we are borrowing billions to pay for all the pensions. That explains why the doors remain open for immigrants: these days, Britain is simply desperate for their tax money.
Waiting times for non-urgent NHS appointments began rising in the 2020s. These days, you are lucky if a doctor sees you within a month.
There is a cruel irony in the fact that, 40 years ago, rival politicians competed for the One Nation banner. For in health as in so many other areas, Britain now feels like two nations, not one. The super-rich go private; the rest of us wait in line. Such is life in Britain in 2050.
Schools are another example, with many inner-city academies so crowded that headteachers have been allowed to lift the cap on  class sizes. In Birmingham and Manchester, classes of more than 50 have become the norm for mainstream subjects such as Mandarin, Atheism and Diversity Studies.
Walk past any school and you will see Portakabin classrooms stacked on top of one another in what was once the playground.
Lucky to even get an appointment: Waiting times to see an NHS doctor will be at least a month
Lucky to even get an appointment: Waiting times to see an NHS doctor will be at least a month
And as for school sport, forget it. The last playing fields were sold off to housing developers in the late 2030s. Little wonder Team GB won just five medals at the Guangzhou Olympics, while England’s footballers have not qualified for the World Cup finals since crashing out in Delhi 12 years ago.
Even going to a football match is now impossible for most people. There are more than 150,000 on the waiting list for season tickets at the Premiership champions, Wolverhampton Wanderers, whose largely African and South American players each earn £2 million a week.
The great irony is that 40 years ago, many people claimed an expanding population would boost employment and economic growth. But with so many jobs moving overseas, those claims have proved a hollow fantasy.
British unemployment hit the six million mark during the worldwide recession of 2042 — which followed the American civil war between the Federalist forces of the East Coast states under President Malia Obama, and the breakaway New Confederacy of the South and West, over the issue of taxes and water rights — and since then it has never fallen below it.
With so many people claiming the dole, benefits now account for more than 15 per cent of GDP. To think the people thought it excessive at seven per cent in 2012. Little wonder wealthy superpowers such as Malaysia, Brazil and the Indian Empire often mock the British as the ‘workshy of the world’.
As a result, successive coalition governments have been forced to raise more revenue through taxes.
The last Green-Labour government, which left office in 2046, raised the top rate of income tax to a whopping 85 per cent, insisting the rich needed to pay more for the pensions of the rest.
Tax avoidance is widespread. Yet it is only part of a wider story of rising crime in an increasingly crowded, fragmented, fractious and alienated society.
Long gone: The green belt is now non-existent and much of the countryside has been taken over by building estates to accommodate the growing population
Long gone: The green belt is now non-existent and much of the countryside has been taken over by building estates to accommodate the growing population
In the biggest English cities, such as London, Milton Keynes and Telford, ethnic hatred and gang violence have become endemic.
No wonder the prisons are bursting at the seams. In 2012 our prison population was less than 100,000 — a figure that seems almost incredible today. By 2025, however, it was already 150,000, and last year it reached 261,000.
The Tories first talked about using prison ships in 2010, although for a decade nothing was done. In fact, it was Chuka Umunna’s Labour government that first introduced floating prisons in the 2020s, and today the private security firm G4S operate more than two dozen, most of them in the Channel.
Conditions on the hulks are appalling and many ships have been infiltrated by the rabidly xenophobic Legion of St George, which first gained ground in the 2030s as part of the backlash against rising immigration.
To most decent people, the spectacle of the Legion marching openly through the streets, proudly proclaiming unashamed anti-immigrant prejudice, is almost as disturbing as its insidious online advertising, which kicks in almost as soon as you put on your internet glasses, which provide you with a mini-computer screen in front of your eyes.
Its involvement in last year’s Banbury riots, when five people were killed in clashes between the Legion, the police and anti-racist demonstrators, has probably tainted the organisation beyond repair.
Britain’s spiritual leaders, whether speaking for the Muslim majority or the dwindling Christian remnant, rarely miss a chance to condemn it. Only last week, the nation’s most popular and respected religious figure, the National Imam, denounced the Legion as ‘the unacceptable face of patriotism’.
But even though the group’s political appeal remains severely limited — with just nine per cent of the vote at the last election, it is a long way behind the Tories, the Greens and Labour, and only just ahead of the Lib Dems — it draws on genuine and widespread resentments.
Polls show massive public bitterness at the long queues for housing and hospitals, as well as growing fury at surging food prices, power cuts and water shortages.
In parts of southern England, even walking to the shops has become a battle against seething crowds. The days when you could simply walk into a supermarket without a timed ticket now seem a distant memory.
Barring some calamity — which no one in their right mind would want — Britain’s population seems likely to carry on rising. As scientists eliminate the few remaining incurable cancers, it could be over 100 million by the end of this century.
Back in 1798, Thomas Malthus predicted that one day the population surge would have terrible consequences — epidemics, pestilence, plague and famine.
I cannot be the only person to lie awake at night with the terrible thought nagging away at me. What if he was right?

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2223757/Sardine-Britain-What-life-like-2050-experts-predict-population-exploded-80million.html#ixzz2AWVGzsKz
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How Britain tortured Nazi PoWs: The horrifying interrogation methods that belie our proud boast that we fought a clean war

The German SS officer was fighting to save himself from the gallows for a terrible war crime and might say anything to escape the noose. But Fritz Knöchlein was not lying in 1946 when he claimed that, in captivity in London, he had been tortured by British soldiers to force a confession out of him.
Tortured by British soldiers? In captivity? In London? The idea seems incredible.
Britain has a reputation as a nation that prides itself on its love of fair play and respect for the rule of law. We claim the moral high ground when it comes to human rights. We were among the first to sign the 1929 Geneva Convention on the humane treatment of prisoners of war.
Tainted: Bindfolded German soldiers may have been forced into untrue admissions, it has been revealed
Tainted: Bindfolded German soldiers may have been forced into untrue admissions, it has been revealed
Surely, you would think, the British avoid torture? But you would be wrong, as my research into what has gone on behind closed doors for decades shows.
It was in 2005 during my work as an investigative reporter that I came across a veiled mention of a World War II detention centre known as the London Cage. It took a number of Freedom Of Information requests to the Foreign Office before government files were reluctantly handed over.
From these, a sinister world unfolded — of a torture centre that the British military operated throughout the Forties, in complete secrecy, in the heart of one of the most exclusive neighbourhoods in the capital.

Thousands of Germans passed through the unit that became known as the London Cage, where they were beaten, deprived of sleep and forced to assume stress positions for days at a time.
Some were told they were to be murdered and their bodies quietly buried. Others were threatened with unnecessary surgery carried out by people with no medical qualifications. Guards boasted that they were ‘the English Gestapo’.
The London Cage was part of a network of nine ‘cages’ around Britain run by the Prisoner of War Interrogation Section (PWIS), which came under the jurisdiction of the Directorate of Military Intelligence.
Out in the open: Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Scotland revealed some secrets in his controversial book about interrogating German officers, 'The London Cage'
Out in the open: Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Scotland revealed some secrets in his controversial book about interrogating German officers, 'The London Cage'
Three, at Doncaster, Kempton Park and Lingfield, were at hastily converted racecourses. Another was at the ground of Preston North End Football Club. Most were benignly run.
But prisoners thought to possess valuable information were whisked off to a top-secret unit in a row of grandiose Victorian villas in Kensington Palace Gardens, then (as now) one of the smartest locations in London.
Today, the tree-lined street a stone’s throw from Kensington Palace is home to ambassadors and billionaires, sultans and princes. Houses change hands for £50 million and more.
Yet it was here, seven decades ago, in five interrogation rooms, in cells and in the guardroom in numbers six, seven and eight Kensington Palace Gardens, that nine officers, assisted by a dozen NCOs, used whatever methods they thought necessary to squeeze information from suspects.
Of course, it is crucial to put these events into context. When the gloves first came off at Britain’s interrogation centres — the summer of 1940 — German forces were racing across France and the Low Countries, and Britain was fighting for its very survival. The stakes could not have been higher.
In the following years, large parts of Britain’s cities were left in ruins, hundreds of thousands of service personnel and civilians died, and barely a day passed without evidence emerging of a new Nazi atrocity. Little wonder, perhaps, that it was felt acceptable for German prisoners to suffer in British interrogation centres.
And it should also be said that whatever went on within their walls, it paled into insignificance compared with the horrors the Nazis visited on millions of prisoners.
So, how can we be sure about the methods used at the London Cage? Because the man who ran it admitted as much — and was hushed up for half-a-century by an establishment fearful of the shame his story would bring on a Britain that had been fighting for honesty, decency and the rule of law.
That man was Colonel Alexander Scotland, an accepted master in techniques of interrogation. After the war, he wrote a candid account of his activities in his memoirs, in which he recalled how he would muse, on arriving at the Cage each morning: ‘Abandon all hope ye who enter here.’
Because, he said, before going into detail: ‘If any German had any information we wanted, it was invariably extracted from him in the long run.’
As was customary, before publication Scotland submitted his manuscript to the War Office for clearance in 1954. Pandemonium erupted. All four copies were seized. All those who knew of its contents were silenced with threats of prosecution under the Official Secrets Act.
What caused the greatest consternation was his admission that the horrors had continued after the war, when interrogators switched from extracting military intelligence to securing convictions for war crimes.
Feared: Col Robin 'Tin Eye' Stephens was prepared to seek his own rough justice
Feared: Col Robin 'Tin Eye' Stephens was prepared to seek his own rough justice
Of 3,573 prisoners who passed through Kensington Palace Gardens, more than 1,000 were persuaded to sign a confession or give a witness statement  for use in war crimes prosecutions.
Fritz Knöchlein, a former lieutenant colonel in the Waffen SS, was one such case. He was suspected of ordering the machine-gunning of 124 British soldiers who surrendered at Le Paradis in northern France during the Dunkirk evacuation in 1940. His defence was that he was not even there.
At his trial, he claimed he had been tortured in the London Cage after the war. He was deprived of sleep for four days and nights after arriving in October 1946 and forced to walk in a tight circle for four hours while being kicked by a guard at each turn.
He was made to clean stairs and lavatories with a tiny rag, for days at a time, while buckets of water were poured over him. If he dared to rest, he was cudgelled. He was also forced to run in circles in the grounds of the house while carrying heavy logs and barrels. When he complained, the treatment simply got worse.
Nor was he the only one. He said men were repeatedly beaten about the face and had hair ripped from their heads. A fellow inmate begged to be killed because he couldn’t take any more brutality.
All Knöchlein’s accusations were ignored, however. He was found guilty and hanged.
Suspects in another high-profile war crime — the shooting of 50 RAF officers who broke out from a prison camp, Stalag Luft III, in what became known as the Great Escape — also passed through the Cage.
Of the 21 accused, 14 were hanged after a war-crimes trial in Hamburg. Many confessed only after being interrogated by Scotland and his men. In court, they protested that they had been starved, whipped and systematically beaten. Some said they had been  menaced with red-hot pokers and ‘threatened with electrical devices’.
Scotland, of course, denied allegations of torture, going into the witness box at one trial after another to say his accusers were lying.
It was all the more surprising, then, that a few years later he was willing to come clean about the techniques he employed at the London Cage.
In his memoirs, he disclosed that a number of men were forced to incriminate themselves. A general was sentenced to death in 1946 after signing a confession at the Cage while, in Scotland’s words, ‘acutely depressed after the various examinations’.
Flashback: The prisoners in the dock are Nazi leaders Hermann Goering and Rudolph Hess - it is unknown how they might have been treated in prison
Flashback: The prisoners in the dock are Nazi leaders Hermann Goering and Rudolph Hess - it is unknown how they might have been treated in prison
A naval officer was convicted on the basis of a confession that Scotland said he had signed only after being ‘subject to certain degrading duties’.
Scotland also acknowledged that one of the men accused of the ‘Great Escape’ murders went to the gallows even though he had confessed after he had — in Scotland’s own words — been ‘worked on psychologically’. At his trial, the man insisted he had been ‘worked on’ physically as well.
Others did not share Scotland’s eagerness to boast about what had gone on in Kensington Park Gardens. An MI5 legal adviser who read his manuscript concluded that Scotland and fellow interrogators had been guilty of a ‘clear breach’ of the Geneva Convention.
They could have faced war-crimes charges themselves for forcing prisoners to stand to attention for more than 24 hours at a time; forcing them to kneel while they were beaten about the head; threatening to have them shot; threatening one prisoner with an unnecessary appendix operation to be performed on him by another inmate with no medical qualifications.
Appalled by the embarrassment his manuscript would cause if it ever came out, the War Office and the Foreign Office both declared that it would never see the light of day.
Two years later, however, they were forced to strike a deal with him after he threatened to publish his book abroad. He was told he would never be allowed to recover his original manuscript, but agreement was given to a rewritten version in which every line of incriminating material had been expunged.
World War II Victory Day June 1946; Marshall of the Royal Air Force, Lord Tedder, salutes the crowds in Parliament Square during the Victory Day Parade
World War II Victory Day June 1946; Marshall of the Royal Air Force, Lord Tedder, salutes the crowds in Parliament Square during the Victory Day Parade
A heavily censored version of The London Cage duly appeared in the bookshops in 1957.
But officials at the War Office, and their successors at the Ministry of Defence, remained troubled. 
Years later, in September 1979, Scotland’s publishers wrote to the Ministry of Defence out of the blue asking for a copy of the original manuscript  by the now dead colonel for their archives.
The request triggered fresh panic as civil servants sought reasons to deny the request. But in the end they quietly deposited a copy in what is now the National Archives at Kew, where it went unnoticed — until I found it a quarter of a century later.
Is there more to tell about the London Cage? Almost certainly. Even now, some of the MoD’s files on it remain beyond reach.
Scotland, his interrogators, technicians and typists, and the towering guardsmen left the building in January 1949. The villas were unoccupied for several years.
Eventually, numbers six and seven were leased to the Soviet Union, which was looking for a new embassy building. Today, they house the chancery of the Russian embassy.
Number eight — where it is thought the worst excesses were carried out — remained empty. It was too large to be a family home in the post-war years and in too poor a state of repair to be converted to offices. By 1955, the building had fallen into such disrepair it was sold to a developer, who knocked it down and built a block of three luxury flats. One that went on the market in 2006 was valued at £13.5 million.
The Cage was not, however, Britain’s only secret interrogation centre during and after World War II. MI5 also operated an interrogation centre, code-named Camp 020, at Latchmere House, a Victorian mansion near Ham Common in South-West London, whose 30 rooms were turned into cells with hidden microphones.
Horror: Liverpool after the Blitz - but were the real perpetrators brought to justice?
Horror: Liverpool after the Blitz - but were the real perpetrators brought to justice?
The first of the German spies who arrived in Britain in September 1940 were taken there. Vital information about a coming German invasion was extracted at great speed. This indicates the use of extreme methods, but these were desperate days demanding desperate measures. In charge was Colonel Robin Stephens, known as ‘Tin Eye’, because of the monocle fixed to his right eye.
It was not a term of affection. The object of interrogation, Stephens told his officers, was simple: ‘Truth in the shortest possible time.’ A top secret memo spoke of ‘special methods’, but did not elaborate.
He arranged for an additional 92-cell block to be added to Latchmere House, plus a punishment room — known chillingly as Cell 13 — which was completely bare, with smooth walls and a linoleum floor.
Close to 500 people passed through the gates of Camp 020. Principal among them were German spies, many of whom were ‘turned’ and persuaded — or maybe forced — to work for MI5.
Its first inmates were members of the British Union of Fascists.  Some were held in cells brightly lit 24 hours a day, others in cells kept in total darkness.
Several prisoners were subjected to mock executions and were knocked about by the guards. Some were apparently left naked for months at a time.
Camp 020 had a resident medical officer, Harold Dearden, a psychiatrist who dreamed up regimes of starvation and of sleep and sensory deprivation intended to break the will of its inmates. He experimented in techniques of torment that left few marks — methods that could be denied by the torturers and that civil servants and government ministers could disown.
These techniques surfaced again after the war in a British interrogation facility at Bad Nenndorf, a German spa town, in one of the internment camps for those considered a threat to the Allied occupation.
In the four years after the war, 95,000 people were interned in the British zone of Allied-occupied Germany. Some were interrogated by what was now termed the Intelligence Division.
In charge of Bad Nenndorf was ‘Tin Eye’ Stephens, on attachment from MI5, and drawing on his Camp 020 experiences. An inmate recalled him yelling questions at prisoners and then punching them.
Over the next two years, 372 men and 44 women would pass through his hands. One German inmate recalled being told by a British intelligence officer: ‘We are not bound by any rules or regulations. We do not care a damn whether you leave this place on a stretcher or in a hearse.’
He was made to sleep on a wet floor in a temperature of minus 20 degrees for three days. Four of his toes had to be amputated due to frostbite.
A doctor in a nearby hospital complained about the number of detainees brought to him filthy, confused and suffering from multiple injuries and frostbite. Many were painfully emaciated after months of starvation. A number died.
The regime was intended to weaken, humiliate and intimidate prisoners.
With complaints soaring, a British court of inquiry was convened to investigate what had been going at Bad Nenndorf. It concluded that former inmates’ allegations of physical assault were substantially correct. Stephens and four other officers were arrested while Bad Nenndorf was abruptly closed.
But there was a quandary for the Labour government. The political fallout could be deeply damaging. There were other similar interrogation centres in Germany.
From the very top, there were urgent moves to hush things up.
Stephens’ court martial for ill-treatment of prisoners was heard behind closed doors. He did not deny any of the horrors. His defence was that he had no idea the prisoners for whom he was responsible were being beaten, whipped, frozen, deprived of sleep and starved to death.
This was the very defence that had been offered — unsuccessfully — by Nazi concentration camp commandants at war-crimes trials. But he was acquitted.
The suspicion remains that he got off because, if cruelties did occur at Bad Nenndorf, they had been authorised by government ministers.

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NWN: It is about time that the truth came out. 

Men and women were hung for 'gas chambers' at Belsen. There were none there.

The Russian communists and Katyn murderers were with the prosecution. 

Some say what has this to do with what is happening today? It was mainly jewish  refugees that have turned our country into this multi racial madhouse. As soon as they got here, they started their plotting.

My own father is a D-Day veteran (D-Day +3) and he said just tonight, that he wished that Hitler had won the war.

Rochdale is beset with trials of Pakistanis raping underage white girls at the moment.Scores of Pakistanis are now charged with paedophile rape. 

My father served also in India.When he served in India in late 1945 and 1946. Ghandi was stirring up anti-British propaganda. Many a time 'they' shouted.........."get out of India you British bastards". 

My Dad thought fair enough.........."but why have they all followed me back to Lancashire ?"

Churchill was an upper class toff, who cared nothing for the working class.  Nothing seems to have changed.

There were many thousands of so called 'nazis' who were murdered outright by soldiers and others, who were taken in by the 'propaganda' put out by such as Sefton Delmer, the sexually and mentally disturbed paid agent of the pervert and war criminal Winston Churchill.

David Irving is bringing out a new book about Himmler. Himmler was no doubt murdered under Churchills orders. We in the UK need to have the higher moral ground. Nuremburg and this shows, that we have all been conned!

Apart from the Spanish civil war, the winners write the history books.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Police investigating three more child grooming cases in Greater Manchester

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Revealed: Police investigating three more child grooming cases in Greater Manchester


Detectives are investigating three more major child sex grooming cases in Greater Manchester, the M.E.N. can reveal.
All of the new investigations involve a group of men allegedly raping or sexually abusing a string of teenage girls.
GMP have also not disclosed the specific location of the gangs.
It follows three other cases where alleged offenders have been either charged or convicted.
In one, nine men were yesterday charged in connection with the alleged sexual abuse of a girl in Rochdale.
The charges relate to child exploitation offences committed separately against one teenage girl between 2008 and 2009.
The men were arrested in May.
They have all been bailed to appear before Bury magistrates later this year.
In April five men were charged with a variety of sex offences against girls from Stockport.
And in May nine men from Rochdale and Oldham were jailed for raping and sexually abusing girls as young as 13 between 2008 and 2010.
The Asian men, most of them working as taxi drivers or in fast-food takeaways in Heywood, were convicted on the back of evidence from five white girls.
Scores of girls were ‘shared’ with other men at sex parties across the north.
The judge who jailed the nine suggested race may have been a factor in the abuse, telling the men he believed they chose the girls because they were ‘not of your community or religion’.
The investigation into the Rochdale case continues, with detectives still trying to track down four other men said to have abused one of the five girls. Two men aged 33 have been arrested and released on bail pending further enquiries.
Detectives are also investigating ‘numerous’ other smaller sexual exploitation cases, each one believed to involve one alleged victim who claims to have been abused by one or two men.
Greater Manchester Police has doubled the number of detectives working on tackling sexual grooming since the Rochdale convictions earlier this year. Now around 400 detectives are involved in its inquiry into child sexual exploitation and other sex offences across the region.
Detective Chief Superintendant Mary Doyle, head of GMP’s Public Protection Division, said: "There are currently a number of child sexual exploitation investigations underway across the force, which range from individuals up to large groups of offenders that are loosely connected to each other.
"Some of these investigations have arisen from historic allegations and some are based on new complaints.
"We now have a much better understanding of the signs to look for, plus there have been significant improvements in the sharing of information between agencies. Also, the widespread publicity surrounding recent cases has ensured that victims, witnesses, carers and the wider community are much more alive now to the threat.
"Child sexual exploitation is now one of the force’s top priorities and we are absolutely committed to ensuring it gets the resources that it deserves. As a result we have put significant investment into both the Public Protection Division and our co-located multi-agency teams.
"We currently have around 400 officers working full-time as part of these teams, working in a number of areas including child sexual exploitation and other sexual offences."
The nine men who were charged yesterday in connection with the latest Rochdale grooming investigation are:
  • Freddy Kendakumana, 26, of Illminster, Rochdale has been charged with three counts of rape, attempted rape and four counts of sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates’ Court on 7 November 2012.
  • Roheez Khan, 26, of Ashfield Road, Rochdale has been charged with ten counts of sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates’ Court on the 8 November 2012.
  • Chola Chansa, 32, of Illminster, Rochdale has been charged with two counts of sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates’ Court on 9 November 2012.
  • Anjam Masood, 30, of Marne Crescent, Rochdale has been charged with sexual activity and inciting sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates’ Court on 21 November 2012.
  • Asrar Haider, 38, of Chamber House Drive, Castleton, Rochdale has been charged with sexual activity and inciting sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates’ Court on 21 November 2012.
  • Ali Asghar Hussain Shah, 39, of Lyefield Walk, Rochdale has been charged with sexual activity and inciting sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates’ Court on 22 November 2012.
  • Abdul Huk, 36, of Ouldfield Close, Rochdale has been charged with sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates’ Court on 23 November 2012.
  • Mohammed Rafiq, 31, of Allington, Freehold, Rochdale has been charged with sexual activity and inciting sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates’ Court on 5 December 2012.
  • Mohammed Ali, 27, of Exbury, Rochdale has been charged with sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates’ Court on 6 December 2012.
 http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/news/s/1591932_revealed-police-investigating-three-more-child-grooming-cases-in-greater-manchester

NWN: We nationalists have known about this behaviour by these people for a number of years. But it looks like even we were unaware of the sheer scale of what has been going on. This is epidemic proportions !
No doubt there will have been a 'cover-up' going on with the Police and Social services turning a 'blind eye' to these crimes for fear of being labelled RACIST.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Retirement to be scrapped in UK ?

 

'National Service for pensioners': Former benefits chief says retired people should do community work - and have pension docked if they refuse

  • Former Benefits Agency chief Lord Bichard says older people must stop being a 'negative burden' on the state
  • Pensions 'should be linked to contributions to the community as an incentive for people to look after the "very old" '
  • Campaigners condemn the idea as 'National Service for the over-60s' which they claim 'smacks of social engineering'
Lord Bichard said older people had to stop being a 'negative burden on the state'
Lord Bichard said older people had to stop being a 'negative burden on the state'
Retired people should carry out community work to avoid being a 'burden to the state' - and have their pension cut if they refuse, a senior peer has suggested.
Lord Bichard, a former head of the Benefits Agency, said older people had to make 'a more positive contribution'.

But pensioner groups condemned the ‘absolutely outrageous’ idea which was likened to National Service for the elderly.
Pointing to sanctions on the unemployed who refuse to find a job, Lord Bichard said there should be ‘penalties’ if pensioners do not make a contribution to society.
The 65-year-old crossbench peer is a member of the Committee on Public Service and Demographic Change.

Taking evidence on the impact of an ageing population, Lord Bichard said: ‘Are there ways in which we could use incentives to encourage older people, if not to be in full time work, to be making a contribution?'
He said the pension system should 'incentivise' people to do more to help look after the 'very old'.
‘It is quite possible, for example, to envisage a world where civil society is making a greater contribution to the care of the very old, and older people who are not very old could be making a useful contribution to civil society in that respect, if they were given some incentive or some recognition for doing so.
‘We are now prepared to say to people who are not looking for work, if you don't look for work you don't get benefits, so if you are old and you are not contributing in some way or another maybe there is some penalty attached to that.'
A former Chief Executive of the Benefits Agency, Lord Bichard was the top civil servant at the Department for Employment for six years until 2001 when he retired at the age of 54.
He went on to chair the 2004 inquiry into the Soham murders of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman.
Speaking in Parliament, he said the benefits system should be changed to encourage pensioners to not be a drain on the public purse.
Lord Bichard wants a system where civil society is making a 'greater contribution to the care of the very old'
Lord Bichard wants a system where civil society is making a 'greater contribution to the care of the very old'
He asked: ‘Are we using all of the incentives at our disposal to encourage older people not just to be a negative burden on the state but actually be a positive part of society?’

But the idea provoked a furious response. Dot Gibson, general secretary of the National Pensioners Convention, said: ‘This amounts to little more than National Service for the over-60s and is absolutely outrageous.

‘Those who have paid their national insurance contributions for 30 or more years are entitled to receive their state pension and there should be no attempt to put further barriers in their way.

‘We already have one of the lowest state pensions in Europe and one in five older people in Britain live below the poverty line.

‘Lord Bichard’s comments are also extremely divisive – trying to pitch younger people against older people, when the truth is that the real division in our society is between rich and poor. Frankly, Lord Bichard needs to think twice before making such silly and ill-informed remarks.’ 
Dr. Ros Altmann, director general of Saga said:  'This is a very strange idea indeed. Those who have retired have already made huge contributions to our society and are already the largest group of charity and community volunteers.
'Lord Bichard’s suggestions smacks of social engineering of a dangerous kind.
'He seems to be suggesting that if you decide to stop working, even once you reach the age that society determines it is reasonable to stop, civil servants should assess you and decide whether you are fit to be assigned to do work that they decide you should do.'
NWN : This is no doubt another devious method of trying to reduce public spending as advocated by the banks and big business. If you don't work when your over 65, you will only receive the lower rate of' Job seekers allowance' benefits which could then be lowered even more, if you decline to work in your retirement. The fact that you most probably have worked all your life for over 40 year, and paid in National Insurance and taxes is irrelevant to these people. These austerity cuts are going to hurt the British people. Only nationalism provides an answer. But unfortunately for us, the 'millstone around our necks' that is Nick Griffin, has truly knackered up the only engine (the BNP) that could have capitalised on all that. The struggle is going to be even harder because of the traitor Nick Griffin.
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Met police must investigate historic claims of paedophile ring’s link to Downing Street, demands MP Tom Watson

  • Labour MP claims there was 'clear intelligence' linking child sex offenders to a former Number 10 aide
  • David Cameron vows to examine the claims
Tom Watson claimed in the Commons that there was 'clear intelligence' linking a former Number 10 aide with a notorious group of sex offenders
Tom Watson claimed in the Commons that there was 'clear intelligence' linking a former Number 10 aide with a notorious group of sex offenders
A major paedophile network may have had links to Downing Street and a former prime minister, it was claimed in Parliament today.
Labour MP Tom Watson alleged there was ‘clear intelligence’ linking a former Number 10 aide with a notorious group of sex offenders.

He said the police file used to convict Peter Righton in 1992 needed to be looked at again.

David Cameron said it was a ‘difficult and complex case’ but would look at the allegations.
Speaking at Prime Minister’s questions in the Commons, Mr Watson said: ‘The evidence file used to convict paedophile Peter Righton, if it still exists, contains clear intelligence of a widespread paedophile ring.

‘One of its members boasts of his links to a senior aide of a former Prime Minister, who says he could smuggle indecent images of children from abroad.
 
‘The leads were not followed up, but if the file still exists I want to ensure that the Metropolitan police secure the evidence, re-examine it and investigate clear intelligence suggesting a powerful paedophile network linked to Parliament and No. 10.’

Mr Cameron said he would examine the claims.
David Cameron said he would examine the claims
David Cameron said he would examine the claims
The Prime Minister said Mr Watson ‘raises a very difficult and complex case’ but he was ‘not entirely sure which former Prime Minister he is referring to’.

Mr Cameron added: ‘What I would like to do is look carefully in Hansard at the allegations he has made and the case he has raised, and look carefully at what the Government can do to help give him the assurances he seeks.’
On Sunday former Conservative minister Edwina Currie claimed that a leading Tory MP during Margaret Thatcher’s era had sex with underage boys.
She claimed in the Sunday Times that she had heard Sir Peter Morrison, Thatcher’s parliamentary private secretary and deputy chairman of the party, had sex with 16-year-old boys when the age of consent was 21.
Sir Peter died aged 51 in 1995.
Mr Watson later wrote on his blog: 'I am not naming the person for obvious reasons but for clarity it is not former MP, Peter Morrison.
'This afternoon my office has been bombarded with calls regarding Morrison, I think because he was named by Edwina Currie at the weekend as having inappropriate sexual relations with teenage boys.
'I’ll say more when I can but this may not be for some time.'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2222459/Met-police-investigate-historic-claims-paedophile-ring-s-link-Downing-Street-demands-MP-Tom-Watson.html#ixzz2AEoYD0ng

NWN:  Looks like the dam has been broken ? No doubt certain high profile figures will be 'cacking their pants', and it's not before time. Rumours of paedophilia activities and cover ups, for example; the Hollie Greig case in Scotland.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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Nine men from Rochdale charged after child sex grooming probe


Nine  men have been charged following an investigation into child grooming in Rochdale.
The charges relate to child exploitation offences committed separately against one teenage girl in the Rochdale area by different men between 2008 and 2009.
The men, who are all from Asian and African backgrounds, were arrested in May.
Freddy Kendakumana, 26, of Illminster, Rochdale has been charged with three counts of rape, attempted rape and four counts of sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates’ Court on 7 November 2012.
Roheez Khan, 26, of Ashfield Road, Rochdale has been charged with ten counts of sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates’ Court on the 8 November 2012.
Chola Chansa, 32, of Illminster, Rochdale has been charged with two counts of sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates’ Court on 9 November 2012.
Ali Asghar Hussain Shah, 39, of Lyefield Walk, Rochdale has been charged with sexual activity and inciting sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates’ Court on 22 November 2012.
Anjam Masood, 30, of Marne Crescent, Rochdale has been charged with sexual activity and inciting sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates’ Court on 21 November 2012.
Asrar Haider, 38, of Chamber House Drive, Castleton, Rochdale has been charged with sexual activity and inciting sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates’ Court on 21 November 2012.
Abdul Huk, 36, of Ouldfield Close, Rochdale has been charged with sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates’ Court on 23 November 2012.
Mohammed Rafiq, 31, of Allington, Freehold, Rochdale has been charged with sexual activity and inciting sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates’ Court on 5 December 2012.
Mohammed Ali, 27, of Exbury, Rochdale has been charged with sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates’ Court on 6 December 2012.

http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/news/s/1591927_nine-men-from-rochdale-charged-after-child-sex-grooming-probe

NWN: Yes it's Rochdale again!  A number of this lot seem to live on the Falinge estate close to the town centre.And they all seem to have been given bail !  It won't be long now before the next headline is, "accused leg it to Pakistan".They have been bailed to appear at Bury on different dates from late November to early December. This is obviously to try to neutralise any demonstrations against them outside the court.

Friday, October 19, 2012

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Meet the (NWN:jewish)men behind Wonga 'loan sharks' firm who are laughing all the way to the bank

  • Wonga chief Errol Damelin is now said to pay himself more than £1m a year and have shares in company worth £33.6m
  • Co-founder Jonty Hurwitz has shares worth £25m
  • Wonga has eye-watering 4,214 annual percentage rate if it was calculated over an entire year

To the businessmen huddled around the rows of tables in the Ballroom of the Birmingham Hyatt hotel, the mood was a little like a speed-dating event. Amid the hubbub of the Conservative Party conference last week, scores of company executives vied for the attention of ministers.
After their allotted 20 minutes to chat up a senior member of the Government at one table, they would move to the neighbouring table where the next minister was waiting to be schmoozed.
Delegates from banks, oil companies and management consultancy firms had paid £1,500 a ticket in a deal which has sparked a cash-for-access controversy.
Some thrust their business cards purposefully across the table towards the politicians, others went for the more direct approach of shaking his hand.
Rolling in it: Wonga chief Errol Damelin and his wife Julie
Jonty Hurwitz, co founder of Wonga
Rolling in it: Wonga chief Errol Damelin and his wife Julie. Damelin co-founded the company with fellow South African Jonty Hurwitz (right) in 2007
It is understood that Michael Fallon, the Business and Enterprise Minister, David Gauke, the Treasury’s Exchequer Secretary, and Sajid Javid, its Economic Secretary, were among those being courted so enthusiastically at this Conservative Business Day.
Among the executives was a representative from Wonga, the payday loan company described by one MP as ‘legal loan-sharks’.
Wonga has an eye-watering 4,214 annual percentage rate (APR) if it was calculated over an entire year — although the company says that because its average loan is only for 16 days, the APR doesn’t apply and the real rate is 16 per cent. But why would this company be so eager to cosy up to Government ministers?
Wonga has an eye-watering 4,214 annual percentage rate (APR) if it was calculated over an entire year
Wonga has an eye-watering 4,214 annual percentage rate (APR) if it was calculated over an entire year
Wonga has had a lucrative recession. It announced that last year it sold a record 2.5 million loans (equivalent to more than 6,000 a day), and tripled its net income to £45.8 million.
According to its accounts, its revenue — the cash coming in from that remarkable interest rate, fees and fines for unpaid debts — exceeded £184 million.
In fact, the only small figures in its accounts were its donations to charity: £9,000 in 2011, and just £1,000 in 2010. A spokeswoman insists, somewhat surprisingly: ‘We’re making a conscious effort to significantly expand our charitable initiatives this year.’
Perhaps the company saw the Conservative Business Day as a chance to bend the ear of politicians over calls from critics for the Government to impose a cap on the amount of interest firms such as Wonga can charge.
Business is booming because millions of people are taking out loans — in many cases to pay for essentials such as food and heating — partly thanks to an ever-expanding marketing operation.
Amid the hubbub of the Conservative Party conference last week, scores of company executives vied for the attention of ministers
Amid the hubbub of the Conservative Party conference last week, scores of company executives vied for the attention of ministers. Among the executives was a representative from Wonga, the payday loan company described by one MP as 'legal loan-sharks'
Earlier this year, Wonga’s multi-million-pound advertising campaign (the annual spend went from £22,000 in 2009 to £16 million last year) was criticised by the Office of Fair Trading as being particularly aggressive.
To make it easier to fall into the debt trap, Wonga even introduced an iPhone app, now downloaded by 1,000 people a day.
And make no mistake, the social problems relating to such loans are on the rise. The Consumer Credit Counselling Service and Citizens Advice Bureau saw a huge increase in people seeking help after getting into difficulties with payday-loan companies.
So who are the men behind Wonga  — slang for ‘money’ — the controversial company that uses puppet pensioners in its adverts to explain how quick and easy it is to get into debt?
It was founded in 2007 by two South Africans, Errol Damelin and Jonty Hurwitz — both 43.
Damelin lived in Israel for eight years, where he set up a steel wire company, before moving to England at the turn of the Millennium to try to cash in on the internet boom.
In 2006, he teamed up with Hurwitz and began thrashing out ideas for a website that could make quick decisions on loans.
Remarkably, Damelin, who trained as an investment banker, has said his concept of lending through the web was born out of his student days in Cape Town campaigning against apartheid.
Base: Jonty Hurwitz, 43, who left his chief technical officer role at Wonga last November, but still sits on the board, lives in a West Sussex home with its own fishing lake, hot-tub and tennis court
Base: Jonty Hurwitz, 43, who left his chief technical officer role at Wonga last November, but still sits on the board, lives in a West Sussex home with its own fishing lake, hot-tub and tennis court

In 2002, Errol Damelin and his family moved into a six-bedroom house they bought for £580,000 in North London. It is worth more than double that today
In 2002, Errol Damelin and his family moved into a six-bedroom house they bought for £580,000 in North London. It is worth more than double that today
His concern at the time, he claims, was that bank managers could harbour prejudices about an applicant’s racial background.
Wonga’s decision-making does not involve a face-to-face meeting so such prejudices cannot be brought to bear.
(Of course, doing business online also removes considerable overheads.) Hurwitz boasts of being the brains behind the two ‘sliders’ on the company’s website (one sets the amount you want to borrow, the other determines the amount of time you want the cash for). 
He also claims credit for the 6,000 to 8,000 so-called ‘data points’ Wonga says it analyses about a prospective client in the 15 minutes before agreeing or rejecting a loan.
Damelin claims those ‘data points’ are the company’s ‘secret sauce’, but what they are effectively doing is carrying out a credit check.
The system has proved lucrative. Damelin is now said to pay himself more than £1 million a year and have shares in Wonga worth £33.6 million. Hurwitz has shares worth £25 million, though he has taken a back seat in the running of the operation.
Since its launch, Wonga had received close to £100 million in investment from some of the leading private equity firms in the world, including health charity The Wellcome Trust.
When Damelin started work on the company back in 2006, he paid himself just £400 a month. But he was anything but poor.
Four years earlier, he and his wife, Julie Blane Damelin, and two children moved into a six-bedroom house they bought for £580,000 in North London. It is worth more than double today.
Base: The headquarters of the company, which has advanced four million loans worth £1billion, can be found in an impressive Georgian townhouse in a posh area of central London which borders Regent's Park
Base: The headquarters of the company, which has advanced four million loans worth £1billion, can be found in an impressive Georgian townhouse in a posh area of central London which borders Regent's Park
Mrs Damelin, 43, works in public relations (she was communications manager for one of her husband’s other companies) and when he founded Wonga she was earning £75,000 a year and employed an au pair and a cleaner at their home.
Hurwitz has a history of number-crunching for banks. He married Chloe Lander, a 41-year-old violinist, in 2001 and five years later bought a sprawling £950,000 home (boasting five bedrooms, four bathrooms and six reception rooms) along the Surrey/West Sussex borders.
Hurwitz is company secretary, while his wife is director of a small drinks firm called The Babywater Company, although its registered phone number is dead.
While many of his Wonga customers are struggling even to pay for basic foodstuffs, Hurwitz is enjoying a more leisurely life as a sculptor.
He makes pompous claims that his creations are an attempt to bridge the gap between art and mathematics.
Many of his sculptures have a financial theme: one piece called Yogi Credit Crunch tries to ‘understand’ the 2007 banking crisis, something his mathematical brain has worked out was down to greed; another is about the hyper-inflation in Zimbabwe, and others are simply sculptures of himself.
Writing about his sculpture called Wonga.com, he boasts of having been the ‘thinker, the designer, the visionary’ in the ‘glorious moment’ when the company began trading. His art, he later says, is a way to ‘allow my ego to feel fantastic’.
Clearly not wanting to undersell themselves, the men are at pains to be seen as trendy internet entrepreneurs rather than grubby money-lenders. Their end-of-year accounts avoid describing the company as a money lender, instead describing it as ‘a technology company that has automated the end-to-end lending process’.
In their stucco-fronted Regency offices near Regent’s Park — Wonga employs 150 people in London and a further 200 in South Africa, where it has opened a call centre — there is a large painting of them looking suitably smug in the dress-down style common during the dot-com boom.
Earlier this year, Wonga's multi-million-pound advertising campaign (the annual spend went from £22,000 in 2009 to £16m last year) was criticised by the Office of Fair Trading as being particularly aggressive
Earlier this year, Wonga's multi-million-pound advertising campaign (the annual spend went from £22,000 in 2009 to £16m last year) was criticised by the Office of Fair Trading as being particularly aggressive
A grinning Hurwitz sits cross-legged, while a pensive-looking Damelin rests his chin on his hand.
They know how important brand image is. The company’s logo adorns the football strips of Scotland’s Heart of Midlothian, Newcastle United and Blackpool FC (although a group of football supporters are campaigning to stop them advertising on strips and club websites).
The company was also forced to remove a page on its website suggesting its products were an alternative to student loans — a brazen claim when you consider the student loan rate is 1.5 per cent.
The National Union of Students branded the company’s tactics ‘predatory’.
The Bishop of Durham, the Right Reverend Justin Welby, also rounded on Wonga for its charges, claiming it was ‘usurious’ and using ‘deeply shocking’ rates.
Matt Hartley, of the Consumer Credit Counselling Service, is worried after receiving pleas for help from 16,500 people this year struggling to pay off debts to companies such as Wonga. ‘People are getting into serious difficulty with this kind of borrowing,’ he says.
‘The astronomical interest rates these lenders charge mean you can end up repaying vastly more than you originally borrowed.
‘Many borrowers also find themselves in a vicious circle — taking out new payday loans from other companies just to cover the interest on a debt with another.’
Around 2,000 of those contacting the Consumer Credit Counselling Service were juggling at least five separate loans.
If that were not bad enough, Wonga has launched a lending service for businesses, which can apply for loans of between £3,000 and £15,000. Interest rates vary according to Wonga’s risk-assessment of the business.
Many in the business community fear the banking crisis could see struggling firms having little option but to turn to Wonga.
Stella Creasy, an MP campaigning for a cap to the interest rates charged by payday loan companies, says: ‘Wonga’s profits reflect a growing level of debt and misery experienced by working families struggling to survive.
The company's logo adorns the football strips of Scotland's Heart of Midlothian, Newcastle United and Blackpool FC (although a group of football supporters are campaigning to stop them advertising on strips and club websites)
The company's logo adorns the football strips of Scotland's Heart of Midlothian, Newcastle United and Blackpool FC (although a group of football supporters are campaigning to stop them advertising on strips and club websites)
‘They have taken advantage of the rising cost of living and unemployment, as well as low level regulation of the money-lending sector.
‘We know from other countries what the solution is. There should be a total cap on the cost of credit, meaning that companies can charge a set amount for a loan which includes interest rates, fees and administration costs.
‘That way, loans cannot spiral out of control.’
Damelin believes a consumer having a so-called ‘Wonga moment’ of financial need is no different to them taking a black cab rather than public transport — it is simply convenient.
A spokesman at Wonga’s PR company insists the firm has ‘helped’ hundreds of thousands of customers with ‘vital cash flow needs’. ‘Unlike traditional lenders, we offer completely transparent pricing and don’t force people to borrow a pound more than they need,’ he says.
‘A typical loan of £200 for a couple of weeks costs roughly £2 per day in interest. APR is a misleading measure for such short loans, and people are happy to pay a clear price for speed and convenience in many circumstances.’
‘We have more customers recommending our service — 92 per cent — to friends and family than Apple or Google, never mind the banks.
‘We are genuinely committed to responsible lending and turn down two-thirds of applicants using our technology, and the best data we can buy. As a result, our customers all have bank accounts, are online and generally have choices between Wonga and bank products.’
If, say, a £400 loan taken out over 30 days is not paid the interest on the balance drops to one per cent for the next 60 days, although you would by then owe £525.48 and are hit with a £20 default fee. After those 60 days the debt is frozen.
If, as Wonga says, only seven per cent of its customers have missed a payment, that still equates to more than 250,000 people struggling with spiralling debt.
The spokesman says it freezes interest and charges on loans that have not been paid for 60 days if it cannot draw up a payment plan with the debtor using its ‘in-house collection team’.
Wonga has been criticised in the way it recovers debts, too.
In May, the Office of Fair Trading told the company to improve its system, adding it was effectively trying to frighten those who were struggling to make repayments by suggesting they were guilty of fraud and were at risk of being being reported to police.
A spokesman for the company said they ‘never’ use bailiffs, which must come as scant relief to those struggling to keep up rapidly rising repayments.
As well as the mental anguish of slipping further into debt, a reliance on loans can, in some cases, have an unwanted knock-on effect.
Earlier this year, Jason Simpson, 19, was jailed for 14 months for stealing £25,000 of jewellery after breaking into a shop in Melksham, Wiltshire.
The court heard that it was his first offence, and came after he had a ‘Wonga moment’ and borrowed £50 from the company.
That initial small loan, the judge was told, grew into a £600 debt and Hill became desperate. In that, at least, he is not alone.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2219878/Wonga-loan-sharks-laughing-way-bank-Firm-staggering-rates-pays-access-Tory-ministers--guess-wont-need-loan.html#ixzz29kwQqO9I

NWN: Interesting! A gang of foreign jews ripping off the lower echelons of our society and taking advantage of low skilled low intelligence and very desperate people in the UK. In other words WONGA are parasites.
Not surprising they support fellow jew and current tory Prime Minister David Cameron whose ancestors are very good at ripping people off. They used to mention their extrortionate interest rates but very soon get rid of that!

For more information on the jewish roots of David Cameron see here;
http://www.henrymakow.com/david_camerons_roots_in_opium.html

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Nick Griffin banned from Twitter

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Nick Griffin banned from Twitter after threatening gay couple

Nick Griffin

THE Twitter account of BNP leader Nick Griffin has been suspended after he threatened a gay couple.

The Far-Right politician caused outrage by tweeting the home address of Michael Black and John Morgan and telling them a "British Justice Team" was coming to get them.
His comments came after Black and Morgan won a court case against Christian B&B owners who refused to let them stay.
The court had ruled the couple suffered unlawful discrimination.
Nick Griffin Tweets
'pathetic' ... Nick Griffin's twitter feed
Twitter
However, Griffin braded them "bullying gay activists" before tweeting their home address to his followers.
He then said the "team" would give them a "bit of drama" and remind them that an Englishman's home is his castle.
The vile tweets caused outrage on the social networking site, with users branding Griffin "despicable", "pathetic and "sick".
Another, @nwjerseyliz, told the right wing MEP he had been reported to Twitter for violations of privacy.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

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100 nationalists attend JT Memorial event in Preston

The 2012 John Tyndall Memorial meeting organised by Heritage and Destiny magazine in Preston, Lancashire, on 13th October was the most successful yet, with a hundred nationalists attending.

Speakers included Richard Edmonds – for many years the BNP’s national organiser and proprietor of the party’s bookshop and headquarters in Welling – who announced his prospective candidature for the National Front in Croydon North in the forthcoming parliamentary by-election.
Other parties and groups represented at the event included the England First Party, British Movement, the British National Party, Candour magazine and Historical Review Press.
A report follows by Heritage and Destiny editor Mark Cotterill.
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Almost 100 Nationalists from a variety of political formations and tendencies gathered again in the old English city of Preston, Lancashire, on 13th October 2012 for the Seventh Annual John Tyndall Memorial Meeting. The commemoration was hosted by Heritage and Destiny magazine.

Some of the hundred nationalists who gathered in Lancashire to remember John Tyndall’s lifetime of poltical activism.
‘JT’, as he was affectionately known by his many followers and admirers, was a former chairman of the National Front, the founder of the British National Party, and the foremost racial nationalist leader of the modern era.
Among the organizations represented at the memorial were (in alphabetical order):  A.K. Chesterton Trust, Blood & Honour, British Movement, British National Party, Democratic Nationalists, England First Party, Historical Review Press, Infidels of Britain, Iona London Forum, National Culturists, National Front, Scottish Defense League, and North West Nationalists (sorry if I’ve missed any out).

Keith Axon, founder member and former West Midlands regional organiser of the BNP, chairing the John Tyndall Memorial Meeting in Preston on October 13th 2012.
The meeting was chaired by Keith Axon, a founder member of the BNP, and former West Midlands party organizer.  Mr. Axon was a good friend and comrade of John Tyndall, and he spoke movingly of JT’s dedication to the cause and of his soul-stirring abilities as an orator.
The meeting started with a minute’s silence in memory of JT, his wife Valerie, Spencer Cartlidge, Jonathan Bowden, Tony Hancock and Jimmy Grundle (and all other nationalist comrades who had passed away since last year’s meeting).  Mr Axon then read out a short letter from H&D’s American assistant editor Martin Kerr, who unfortunately was unable to attend the meeting due to personal reasons.

Steve Frost, national secretary of British Movement, spoke about the early political activism of John Tyndall and Colin Jordan at the 2012 John Tyndall Memorial Meeting in Preston, Lancashire.
The first speaker of the afternoon was Steve Frost, a long standing member (since 1976) of the British Movement, who is now the BM’s national secretary. Steve spoke on JT and CJ – the early years.  He gave much fascinating information on the struggles of the nationalist movement during the late 1950s and early 1960s, when Colin Jordan and John Tyndall forced nationalist ideas onto the agenda despite the violent opposition of “anti-fascists”.  Despite their well-known personal differences that developed during the mid-1960s, CJ and JT continued to meet regularly and discuss nationalist ideology and strategy.

Jez Turner addressing the John Tyndall Memorial Meeting in Preston, Lancashire, on 13th October 2012
The second speaker was Jez Turner, the founder and chairman of the Iona London Forum, and a 12 year veteran of the Royal Corps of Signals. Jez spoke on the efforts to promote nationalist ideas outside of the electoral sphere.  The battle for votes must be accompanied by a cultural struggle, with nationalists contesting the liberal intellectual hegemony.

Steven Smith – organiser of Burnley BNP’s electoral success in 2002-2005
The third speaker was Steven Smith, of the National Front. Steven was the founding organizer of Burnley BNP, and the power behind the raise of the BNP on Burnley Borough Council  an era which has sadly ended following the collapse of Nick Griffin’s party. He spoke on the essential effort required to rebuild a movement that can stand up for White Britons in towns such as Burnley: the front line of our movement where Steven Smith and John Tyndall fearlessly took the battle to the enemy.

Dr Jim Lewthwaite of Democratic Nationalists, a former Bradford City Councillor, speaking at the John Tyndall Memorial in Preston.
The fourth and final speaker before the lunch break was Dr. James Lewthwaite, an Orangeman and former archaeology lecturer, who was an elected BNP councillor from Bradford City Council (2004-2007) and was a co-founder of the Democratic Nationalists in 2008. Jim spoke about the absurdity of fellow nationalists fighting each other in a dozen different factions.  He suggested that there could be legitimate diversity on the nationalist scene, with different regions adopting contrasting strategies, but pointed out that the fragmentation of post-Griffin nationalism had resulted in the various districts of South Yorkshire alone each going off into separate parties, with the result that there can (for example) be no nationalist candidate for South Yorkshire Police Commissioner!
After Jim’s talk, Chairman Keith Axon announced a break, during which the audience enjoyed a generous buffet and browsed the many nationalist literature and merchandise stalls including Candour / AK Chesterton Trust; British Movement; Bradford Nationalists; Historical Review Press and Heritage and Destiny.
After a thirty minute lunch break, Chairman Keith Axon resumed the meeting. The next item on the agenda was an auction off nationalist items donated by H&D subscribers, including a signed first edition of JT’s Eleventh Hour book – which sold for £100.

Pete Barker of North West Nationalists, former NW regional press officer of the BNP, speaking at the 2012 John Tyndall memorial meeting.
Peter Barker was the first speaker up after the break. An ex-soldier with the Royal Engineers, Peter served in Ulster and Germany. He was the former BNP regional press officer for the North West and was an NF and BNP organizer for Rochdale. He is also the founder of the North West Nationalists website and later blog.  Like others at the meeting; he has been expelled from the BNP for opposing the policies of Nick Griffin.  He spoke on his memories of John Tyndall as an inspirational leader and tireless activist, and addressed one of the most horrific consequence of mass immigration: the infamous Rochdale “grooming” scandal.

Dave Jones, independent candidate in a forthcoming Todmorden Council election, speaking at the 2012 John Tyndall memorial meeting.
Although not scheduled to speak, David Jones – who is standing as an independent nationalist candidate in the forthcoming Todmorden town council by-election – was given a five minute spot to plug his election campaign. David spoke about the potential for nationalists to gain advantages at the polls from the ideological bankruptcy and factional division among mainstream politicians.

Peter Rushton of Heritage and Destiny speaking at the 2012 John Tyndall Memorial Meeting.
The next speaker up was Peter Rushton, who in 2002 became one of the first BNP members purged by Griffin. Mr. Rushton is an assistant editor of Heritage and Destiny, a co-founder of the England First Party, and founder and editor of www.jailingopinions.com. Mr. Rushton spoke on the need for radical nationalism to combat what he termed the treason of our political and financial elites.  Nationalists must address the roots of Britain’s crisis, and not merely be a more right-wing version of the Tories.  Peter drew attention to the recent book Britannia Unchained by a group of supposedly right-wing Tory MPs – three of whom were themselves the children of immigrants, yet who shamelessly insulted Britons as having a culture of laziness!  Why should Britons be happy to become wage slaves – or fight and die effectively as mercenaries – for an alien-dominated political elite?  Radical nationalists should tear out the roots of this alien domination.
Chairman Keith Axon then called upon meeting organizer – and editor of Heritage and Destiny – Mark Cotterill to say a few words. Mark thanked everybody for attending and supporting the event, which was our most successful yet, with almost 100 nationalists in attendance. Mark pledged that next year it would be over 100!
A collection was then taken to cover the costs of the venue and organizing the meeting. This raised £250, £50 of which was given to Richard Edmonds towards the NFs Croydon North by-election campaign.

Richard Edmonds, National Front candidate for Croydon North at the forthcoming parliamentary by-election, addressing the 2012 John Tyndall memorial meeting in Preston, Lancashire.
The keynote speaker of the day was former BNP national organizer Richard Edmonds. Richard was one of John Tyndall’s most loyal friends and supporters over thirty years. He was proprietor of the famous BNP bookshop in Welling from 1989 to 1999 and served on the national advisory council of the BNP from 2008 to 2010.  Mr Edmonds is now a member of the National Front, and will be its candidate in the upcoming Croydon North parliamentary by-election, one of the most crime-infested multiracial areas of London.  Mr Edmonds spoke on the challenges facing nationalists as they begin the fightback against decades of disastrous multiracial policies, on which Britons were never consulted, but which were imposed by Lib Lab and Con.  The shameful failure of the Police to deal with members of immigrant communities responsible for the paedophile “grooming” White children is a symptom of the crippling effect of liberal indoctrination.  Nationalists must give the British people a positive alternative: the country that produced the industrial revolution, giving the world most of the inventions that have transformed modern life, must preserve its own identity for future generations.

One of many lucky raffle winners at the 2012 John Tyndall Memorial meeting. Ian Lofthouse of Blackburn takes home a Bavarian beer stein.
After Mr. Edmonds’ impressive speech, there was a Raffle. Twenty items had been donated to the meeting by various comrades and were raffled off.  The lucky winner of a 1930s Beer Stein was Ian Lofthouse from Blackburn. Finally, a football scratch card was won by a Liverpool Nationalist (as it was last year!).

Ken Shapcott of Burnley thanks the speakers, organisers and staff at the end of the 2012 John Tyndall Memorial Meeting in Lancashire.
At the conclusion, meeting steward Ken Shapcott of Burnley spoke from the audience, thanking the speakers and the meeting chairman for making this year’s memorial a success. Ken also thanked everyone for their participation and attendance   and looked forward to seeing them again at future gatherings. He also thanked those comrades who could not attend, but who still supported the event by sending in donations to help with the organizational costs.
Thanks to MiB and LSC Security for their valuable assistance in ensuring that the meeting proceeded in a safe and orderly fashion, despite empty threats on internet forums from “anti-fascists” and fringe so-called nationalists.
So all in all, a very successful and enjoyable day. If you could not attend this year, then make sure you come to next year’s John Tyndall Memorial Meeting, you won’t be disappointed.

Mark Cotterill, Preston, Lancashire
    • Special thanks to Andrew Brons MEP for Yorkshire & Humberside for taking the time out from his very busy schedule to attend, and also to 88 year old Frank Walsh – our oldest attendee – who travelled all the way up from South London, and to 79 year old Dennis Whiting – who travelled all the way up from Kent. These two fine gentlemen should be an example to the many younger nationalists who made feeble excuses as to why they could not attend. Lastly thanks again to the squaddies who attended – you’re doing both your race and nation proud.

    • Thanks to the generous donations of H&D subscribers, we were able to again produce a special four-page Souvenir Programme for the occasion, expertly printed in red/white/black on quality paper. Copies of the programme are still available for £5.00 or $10.00 (including postage) from Heritage and Destiny, 40 Birkett Drive, Preston, PR2 6HE.  Or online via PayPal to – heritageanddestiny@yahoo.com

http://efp.org.uk/100-nationalists-attend-jt-memorial-event-in-preston/

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