Andrew Gilligan has been documenting this for a long time:
"Victims say that officers in the borough of Tower Hamlets have ignored or
downplayed outbreaks of hate crime, and suppressed evidence implicating
Muslims in them, because they fear being accused of racism."
Do read the whole thing, from 2011, it's a litany of failure on the part of the executive arms of the establishment tasked with protecting us from this kind of violence and intimidation and taking radicalisation seriously. Failure mostly as a result of the kind of fear generated by useful idiots like UAF of being accused of racism via disingenuously fuzzing criticism of islam or muslims with racism.
UAF types were already at it on twitter yesterday just a couple of hours after the incident already labelling anyone speculating on an islamist connection of being racist. This in spite of the very first reported eyewitness accounts detailing that a white man had just been hacked to death by two black men.
I wanted to call the irony police, but I didn't want to wait 20 minutes.
"The admission of strong evidence for enhanced
solar forcing changes everything. The climate alarmists can’t continue
to claim that warming was almost entirely due to human activity over a
period when solar warming effects, now acknowledged to be important,
were at a maximum. The final draft of AR5 WG1 is not scheduled to be
released for another year but the public needs to know now how the main
premises and conclusions of the IPCC story line have been undercut by
the IPCC itself." - IPCC reviewer Alex Rawls
PLEASE RESHARE THIS - and download your copy while you can. The IPCC or someone acting on their behalf will likely issue a cease and desist. The server is taking a hammering at the moment so downloads are slow. Once I have the whole lot I will rehost somewhere if they remove the original. [Original site HERE]
The entire chapter in question may be yet removed in the final , and just as with the previous IPCC reports, there are already clearly lots of political shenanigans at work. That cat however, is out of the bag. They have admitted that there is very likely strong solar forcing at work in the detected temperature trends. Do go and read the full article at WUWT. As Alec says, it's a game changing admission.
After the key chapter (ch7) the chapter following (chapter 8) appears to complete ignore the evidence and claims made in chapter 7, asserting that the premised solar effects are based just on TSI (Total Solar Irradience) when the evidence presented shows that this claim is now irrelevant. Whilst it is nir surprise the left hand and the right hand of an IPCC report doesn't know what the other is doing, this is also the usual alarmist refrain for dismissing solar influences.
The summary for policymakers will of course attempt to emphasise complete certainty and hysterical alarmism as it has done before. It's also the only part of the report alarmists seem to read. Similarly, press releases will (as they have in the past) give a completely different picture to what the report actually says. As they did with the press release for the SREX IPCC report - the Guardian, Independent etc repeated bogus assertions of coming "extreme weather" catastrophe implicating human causes when the report itself actually showed that no anthropogenic link could be found. See Pielke's treatment of this HERE.
Anyone however with a shred of integrity will have to admit that this is a big problem for the alarmist cause. The solar effects could be responsible for anything up to half of the recorded warming (and that's before we get to the issue of how many temperature data sets have been fraudulent adjusted to introduce additional warming trends). That's enough to kill the catastrophic versions of AGW dead, dead, dead.
Of all of the idiotic policies (including and especially the government's newfound authoritarianism showing that it is just continuity Labour and not even giving us two years before pulling the curtain back...), given all the other factors involved I'd struggle to think of a more lethally stupid policy for this government. And one that it is set on forcing upon the rest of us. Yes - force - there is no mandate for this policy (there is however yet another meaningless "consultation" (i.e. give us a fig leaf of validation for what we were going to do anyway) - and one, I note that has not been reported by the media despite the press interest in this story. But then the media never do let us know about these "consultations", do they?).
I must have fallen asleep during the period when the scientific method was inverted and hollowed out to the point that computer models became acceptable as primary evidence instead of just useful tools for modelling and refining hypotheses. They're supposed to test your assumptions, not provide evidence for them. Though I'm not surprised that the government, or even a Russell Group institution like the University of Sheffield, has deemed it acceptable. It is after all good enough for climastrology catastrophism, and it seems part of the fashion is to exaggerate as much as possible in order to support policy goals (c.f. for example the absolutely appalling activist "research" detailed here).
In any case, the UoS "research" is taken fully to task here.
Continuing this postnormal kind of madness is the fact that a frightening number of people seem to just fall over like surprised goats at the sight of an argument from authority. I'm sure doctors know a great deal about alcohol. How does that authority extend to being able to define policies that are based on economics? Answers on a postcard please...
....Anyway back to the title of the post. This is a policy not only without a mandate, it is without credible evidence of its efficacy and even lacks support within the cabinet itself. Worse, in a time of deep and seemingly endless recession where the cuts all keep coming (including many in the blatantly wrong places - under 25s housing benefit rather than international aid or the EU for example), the one primary tonic of the nation - affordable alcohol - is under attack. And by a deeply unpopular government that only survived the election in coalition. Not to mention the fact that only a year ago it had a severe criminal wave to deal with across the nation. And then there's the fact that it is likely to be ruled illegal under EU law (and despite this, the Prone Minister has promised to "fight" the EU on such a ruling!) In spite of all this the Boy Cameron is going to force extra costs on people, on something that is one of the few pleasures most of our countrymen and women can afford to indulge in. Costs that are completely unnecessary and driven by an authoritarian nannying agenda; restricting one of the few things that keeps many of us from suddenly rampaging through parliament (and its subsidised bars...). What could possibly go wrong?
So I do hope you join Anonymong, myself and others for Drinkuary (facebook event HERE) to stick two fingers up at the neo-puritans and their authoritarian handmaidens in government. Please do join in and spread the word. Also if you have any spare change, 1000 beermats linking to the Drinkuary site have already been ordered - we'd like to order more to spread the word at pubs across the land. There's a huge amount of anger riding on this one and its an issue that's good to get people talking about politics and their relationship with the horror that is our state again. Remember the great and the good don't like us gathering together in relaxed environments to talk serendipitously with one another. We might get ideas....
Simply the best rant I've seen yet on this topic at 'The Thing Is'. Do read the whole thing. It's worth it.
I posted this up last time for the election in the UK. It is just as apropos for tonight's shenanigans for the competition over who will be the next debt-racking, civil liberties killing, warmongering corporatist in the Oval Office. All the bloviating and posturing aside, it really does just come down to something like this....
So it has been sixty years. It is time for us to have a
chat. I usually steer clear of collectivist language but today it seems
appropriate. For today it is clear that any beneficent collective identity has
been ripped away from us under your stewardship and what I have come to claim
as positive and peculiarly ‘British’ in the demeanour I yet share with so many
of my countrymen and women is now looked upon as an evil anachronism, whilst
you somehow are not.
Seven times they were asked to sign. And seven times they signed. Each time the
Sovereign looked on whilst the sovereignty of which she was supposed to be
protector unto death was packaged up and sold off to a foreign and
And yet you did nothing.
Even as you looked on, your son the Clown Prince Chuckles, stood in the Traitor’s
Parliament and wittered on about how wonderful it was and that more power
should be transferred as was humanly possible. He who hateth his subjects so:
The Son of the Sovereign boasted how he would like to siphon off the thimble
full of sovereignty still remaining to the mendacious mandarins of the
continent and all their satanic little helpers in our own parliament of whores.
And yet you did nothing.
The country was made morally bankrupt in the world’s eyes as it pursued two
horrific invasions and occupations, slaughtering thousands, maiming tens of
thousands, forever destroying the lives of millions and leaving our descendants
with foreign policy consequences for generations to come. All based on the lies
and ambitions of a few men whom I can scarcely believe are human never mind
that such worms are permitted to prosper. Even those who claimed realpolitik
advantage with our once great daughter civilisation in the Americas were shown
to be fools as even now when our own citizens are genuinely in need in the
Falklands, even supposed allies turn against us. All that blood and treasure
expended – for what?
And yet you did nothing.
In complete inversion of the self-sufficient British spirit for which our
countrypeople became renowned we became dependants and weaklings. This
phlegmatic race who would always fight to a finish has transformed into a
debased shadow with its hand out constantly. The politics of division and
sectarianism have become rooted in the nation which is now in terminal decline.
This island of whom Napoleon said was made of a ‘nation of shopkeepers’ is now
a set of divided ambulance chasing collectives. The paradox of democracy
reached its nadir when the lazy and stupid outnumbered the rest of us and were
able to vote themselves largesse from the state. Dispensation that they still
demand even though reality will not be forthcoming as they have been taught
otherwise by the ghostly whores that pass as statesmen and stateswomen in the
parliament that is now little more than a regional office of the greater EUSSR.
And yet you did nothing.
When the one eyed son of the manse, the kirkcaldy clown, our very own modern
day Caligula bullied his way to the position of Prime Monster and dealt the
country its final death blow, you looked on still. In contravention to all
sense, to appease the helpless class he and his fellow shitstains had so
lovingly created here as a perpetual lobbying population for sloth and
mediocrity, he took the nation to the very edge of bankruptcy. Globalisation
has done its work and began rebalancing the economies and the equality of all
humans across the Globe. For some reason the British post baby-boomers did not
seem to think they needed to lift a finger to maintain their advantage. They
were British you see and appear to have been led to believe that this meant
simply expecting the world to fall at one’s feet, not – instead – as I
understand it, to fight for it. And to have to fight for it with every
generation. No Maj. They saw you and your ghastly family still riding high
regardless of all other circumstances and so thought that they would be carried
on one’s opulent coattails. They were not, as you well knew. This you have
And yet you did nothing.
Postnormalism has now taken root within our educational institutions, our media,
our science, our politics. No civilisation can survive such. The lies that
increasingly became part of the ship of state are now, like woodworm, infested
into the very foundations of the ship of society. Yet you knew. You knew. Now
those blessed few of us who bother to look know, after it had been kept secret
for three decades, that the Heath government knew what the endgame plan was for
the EC. Millions voted in good conscience believing that their Dear Leaders
would not lead them astray thinking that we were being bound to something as
beneficial as a free market with our continental cousins. It was all a lie and
known from the very beginning. My heart is gripped in a vice of pain and fear
anticipating how many more revelations from the secret state, to which you were
of course always party, will come to light in the coming decades. If I even
make it to old age, I suspect I will die a sad weeping old man upon discovery
of the poisons you have injected into the veins of this country. You will be
long dead by then of course but your legacy will have lived on and the
consciously managed decline of this realm will be complete even as you rot.
And yet you did nothing.
Those cultural gas chambers that we laughingly call institutes of learning are
now producing en masse generations who cannot read, write or even use computers
whilst being pumped full of a sense of entitlement that few of them deserve, to
go out into a world where potential investors in their future are being taught
to flee as fast as they can as the country becomes a becon and world leader in
the most mind numbing levels of interference, taxation and petty expectation.
Were it the case that these policies had produced a majority in upcoming
generations of critical and incisive thinkers, but no. Under this factory
system we now have surfeit of useless, talentless, wasters.
And yet you did nothing.
A single man was primarily responsible for preventing our joining the madness
that is the Euro: Jimmy Goldsmith, who used his own personal fortune (in
contrast to you) to defend the interests of the realm. Somehow you have
outlived him. And none of the shit-sucking convention of genetic defectives of
which you are part in the ruling class stood alongside him. It is clear the
people are your enemy for you have not defended or protected them, you have
instead been the nursemaid to many evil men, and now increasingly women too,
who would sap the goodness of this nation for their own engorgement. And the
marrow of the British is all but spent and about to crumble.
And you did nothing.
The nation’s legacy will be to have its landscape dotted with rusting
Eco-crucifixes and hollow ivory towers of entitlement that future tourists will
come to visit and laugh at whilst historians will look back in astonishment at
this decades long act of collective suicide, all under your stewardship. We all
fought eachother in our blocs and our bunkers – bunkers more like ruts that are
just graves with the ends knocked out – that we failed to see the root, never
mind strike it.
And for those of us who dared to say ‘no’, or to ask ‘why’ whether categorised
in the ‘left’ or ‘right’ sheep pens (all the better to ensure we continue fighting
eachother rather than you fifth columnists at the very heart of our
institutions), we are directed to expend our energy arguing over the clowns and
muppets in the parliament of whores over who has the differentest same policies
whilst you and the rest of the shit eating ruling class untwine the last threads
of the rug from beneath us with so few – so very few – noticing what you are
doing. And those of us in the latter group to us you left the ultimate
betrayal, for to us you turned our friends, family and loved ones into abscesses
and whores and made them cry out that we had hurt them most.
I am not your subject. I owe you no allegiance or loyalty. No queen or monarch
are you to me. No god, no master, but maybe a monster who has piled up secrets,
lies and hypocrisy so high they will soon touch heaven.
Here it is, the first episode of this long-form series, using a re-edited Babylon 5, with occasional subtitles to tell the story of the loss of, and battle to regain, freedom. In a mythical place in a galaxy far, far away called 'Albion 5'.
For further info and the original trailer, see here.