Election Result Blues

To be clear: I loathe all the British political parties equally. I break out in an allergic rash every time Gordon Brown appears on T.V.  I can’t stand Nick Clegg, the tiny twit who would have us embrace Proportional Representation and thus make it far easier for parties such as the neo Nazi BNP to gain power. As for David Cameron…he didn’t come over brilliantly in the live debates and if anything, he’s probably just the best of a terrible bunch.

One thing is for sure though, the potential calamity that awaits us is a coalition government made up of Labour and the Liberal Democrats. Yes, that’s right – the two parties who were categorically rejected by the British electorate could yet make some sort of deal and emerge as our new ‘government’. That is a nightmare scenario and one can only pray it doesn’t come to pass. As I write this, Labour heavyweights are lining up to choose a new leader, while Cameron & Clegg (I mean, come on, they even sound like some sort of comic duo) are desperately trying to thrash out some kind of deal that both can get their own parties to accept.

Only one phrase comes to mind that satisfactorily sums up my present feelings about the state of affairs in Britain – and that’s a loud, passionate and plaintive ‘Oy Vey…..!

Reindeers Aren’t Just For Christmas

Come on, say it with me: ‘Oh, he’s so cuuuuuuuuute……..!’  I refer of course, to Blue, the new born son of proud parents Prancer and Rudolph (what else?). Little Blue is thought  to be the first reindeer born in England for 10,000 years.

The 8lb calf was born to a small herd  in a 750-acre Cornwall estate.

Reindeer did exist in Britain during the last Ice Age, which was roughly 10,000 years ago. But they then headed north and vanished   as the weather warmed up. Now they are only found in Scandinavia, Russia, Alaska, Canada and Greenland.

Reindeer handler Ellie Pearce said: ‘It was incredibly exciting waiting for the first birth. I arrived in one morning and there he was on the hay looking absolutely beautiful.

‘Since then he’s put on a pound a day and he’s become incredibly friendly and inquisitive.

‘He can actually outrun me already but he doesn’t tend to stray far from his mother as she is very protective.’

The calf, which currently stands at little over a 1ft tall, is being fed by his mother but is already developing a taste for grazing in a specially designed pen.

He will soon be introduced to the rest of the herd and allowed to gaze in front of visitors to the 750-acre estate which dates back to 1246 and houses 70 acres of historic gardens as well as the National Museum of Gardening.

Trevarno’s general manager Richard Cox said: ‘We’re obviously delighted with the new addition. He really is a gorgeous little fellow and everyone here has fallen in love with him.’

Makes a change from all the depressing stories about elections etc, doesn’t it…?



Travesty

Time and time again in this country, doctors and various other ‘experts’ make decisions that are obvious lunacy to anyone with a normal, functioning brain. And inevitably, it’s never these morons who end up paying the price but rather, innocent members of the public.

In yet another such incident, a pregnant woman has been murdered by a psychiatric patient who was released after doctors decided he was ‘exaggerating’ his mental problems.

Alan McMullan, 54, stabbed 21-year-old Claire Wilson to death as she walked to work on a Sunday afternoon.

She screamed and collapsed as her attacker  walked away, a jury has now heard.

And here’s the part that will make you seethe: one  year earlier the killer had on not one, not two, but on three occasions handed himself into police while armed with a knife, claiming to hear voices commanding him to murder someone!

Each time he was admitted to hospital – and later released after treatment. On the third occasion doctors decided he was ‘exaggerating his symptoms to gain admission to hospital’, Hull Crown Court has heard.

After committing the murder, McMullan told police he was angry he had not been given ‘appropriate treatment’ by the authorities.

Miss Wilson, the victim, was six months pregnant, when she was stabbed to death on June 7 last year.

Personally, I think that every single ‘doctor’ who opted to release this man into the general community, should be struck off and then charged with reckless endangerment, if we have such a category of crime here in the UK.

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Alan McMullan told police a voice in his head urged him to killMurder trial: Alan McMullan told police a voice in his head urged him to kill

 

Sequence of events:

McMullan went to the  police on June 2, 2008.

He was carrying a knife, complained of feeling unwell and mentioned the possibility of killing somebody.

He was admitted under the Mental Health Act and seen by a consultant psychiatrist.
McMullan was discharged from Diana Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby after 14 days, told to stop drinking, continue with his medication and attend an outpatient appointment.

On June 19 the same thing happened again. This time he was admitted for 21 days and released with medication.

The third time he was admitted to the psychiatric unit was July 21 and this time doctors decided he was ‘exaggerating’.

The trial continues.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1276389/Knifeman-went-police-times-saying-going-kill–released-murder-waitress-random-attack.html#ixzz0ncJDqlwd

Brunettes Rule!

Jew With A View doesn’t usually blog about, well, trivia, but just this once… Great to see that the men of Great Britain recognise the beauty of The Brunette. With the media ever enthralled by bottle-blondes, a recent survey by  lad’s mag FHM has voted brunette bombshell Cheryl Cole as ‘The World’s Sexiest Woman’ – for the second year running!

Other brunette beauties also featured in the magazine’s poll, including: actress Anne Hathaway, and former Commonweath Games champion Hayley Lewis, to name but two.

In an age where far too many women spend numerous hours with their heads covered in silver foil and dripping in peroxide, in a bid to go blonde, it’s good to have this reminder that – and yes, as one myself I’m biased – Brunettes Rule!

Gentiles & Jews Unite

We may only do it once a year, but when Jews and Christians join forces to lobby government on behalf of Israel, we sure do it with passion.

I spent yesterday with the British Zionist Federation and Christian Friends Of Israel – two groups that work closely together to try and get Israel a fair hearing in Britain. For the past five years, these groups have spent a day every year meeting with various MPs and discussing the way the British media represents – or rather MISrepresents Israel.

Last year there were around three hundred of us. This year, even more people showed up and the atmosphere was one of genuine frustration with the BBC and also with various MPs who are openly hostile towards Israel.

One thing which struck me was that, for all the supposed ‘differences’ between Jews and Christians, we do share a good sense of humour. The two hosts, Eric Moonman(ZF) and Geoffrey Smith (CFI) are both wonderful and had us laughing at the start of the day with their irreverant and charming humour.  Geoffrey Smith also reminded us of a vital point to convey to those who argue: why shouldn’t Iran have nuclear weapons, since Israel does?

Smith pointed out: Israel has had nuclear weapons for several decades. Not once did any of the nearby Arab nations demand their own nuclear devices – because they’ve always trusted Israel. But since Iran has started enriching uranium and it’s become clear that Ahmadinejad has nuclear ambitions, several of those same Arab countries have stated that now they too want nuclear weapons.

This is an excellent point and one which we need to remind people of.

A lot of other interesting information was conveyed at the various sessions yesterday – I’m going to post something on them tomorrow so for those who may be interested, watch this space…!

Oh, and before anyone starts leaving stupid comments about Britain’s ‘israel lobby’, they might care to note: one of the MPs yesterday told us that British Muslims and several Muslim groups are ‘constantly throwing receptions and dinners’ for British politicians….

The Predicament Of British Christians

 

I sincerely wish Melanie Phillips was running this country. She remains one of the few, sane voices left in Britain right now.

Here she is on the difficulties facing British Christians of late:

 

Sleepwalking off the cultural cliff

Daily Mail, 14 December 2009

 

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, comes in for a lot of stick — not least from columnists like me.

But in the past few days, he has said something important. He has criticised Government ministers for thinking that Christian beliefs are no longer relevant in modern Britain, and for looking at religion as a ‘problem’.

Many Government faith initiatives, he observed, assumed that religion was an eccentricity practised by oddballs, foreigners and minorities.

This is not just a seasonal exercise in special pleading by a Church leader. Dr Williams has put his finger on what should be a cause of extreme disquiet — the war of attrition being waged against Christian beliefs.

In recent times, there has been a string of cases in which it is no exaggeration to say that British Christians have been persecuted for expressing their faith.

In July, Duke Amachree, a Christian who for 18 years had been a Homelessness Prevention Officer for Wandsworth Council, encouraged a client with an incurable medical condition to believe in God.

As a result, Mr Amachree was marched off the premises, suspended and then dismissed from his job. It was a similar case to the Christian nurse who was suspended after offering to pray for a patient’s recovery.

Christians are being removed from adoption panels if they refuse to endorse placing children for adoption with same-sex couples.

Similarly, a Christian counsellor was sacked by the national counselling service Relate because he refused to give sex therapy sessions to gays.

What this amounts to is that for Christians, the freedom to live according to their religious beliefs — one of the most fundamental precepts of a liberal society — is fast becoming impossible. Indeed, merely professing traditional Christian beliefs can cause such offence that it is treated as a crime.

Take, for example, the case of Harry Hammond, an elderly and eccentric evangelical who was prosecuted for a public order offence after parading with a placard denouncing immorality and homosexuality — even though he was assaulted by the hostile crowd he was held to have offended.

Or look at the case of the Vogelenzangs, a hotelier couple from Merseyside, who last week were cleared of a ‘religiously aggravated’ public order offence after being prosecuted for insulting a Muslim guest.

While their behaviour may have been offensive and unwarranted, it is nevertheless a source of wonderment that for the police, ‘hate crime’ doesn’t seem to occur whenever Christianity is pilloried, mocked and insulted — as happens routinely — but only when a minority faith is in the frame.

Indeed, the Archbishop’s complaint echoed an earlier Church-backed report that accused the Government of merely paying lip service to Christianity while focusing support on Muslims.

The curious fact is that Labour’s hostility to faith is highly selective. It does everything it can to protect and support minority creeds while appearing to do everything it can to attack Christianity.

The root of this double standard is the unpleasant prejudice that minority faiths hail from cultures where people are less well-educated and so cannot be blamed for their beliefs. This, of course, is a deeply racist attitude, and is commonly found on the Left.

As Dr Williams observed, one of the effects of the modern hostility to religion is to give the impression that faith is not really very British. But on the contrary, it is part of the national psyche — even among people who don’t go to church.

To stop the denigration of religion, the Archbishop has called on government ministers to be more willing to talk about their own faith. But since this is seen as the province of cranks, politicians are reluctant to do so because of the risk of public ridicule.

This well-nigh insuperable difficulty was acknowledged yesterday by Tony Blair in an interview about his religious beliefs. As his former spin doctor Alastair Campbell once famously observed: ‘We don’t do God.’

This is because among the intelligentsia, the animosity to religion runs even deeper than the upside-down value system of the multicultural agenda. It springs from the fixed view that reason and religion are in diametrically opposite camps.

Anyone who prays to God must therefore be anti-reason, anti- science and antifreedom – in other words, an objectionable, obscurantist nutcase.

But this is the very opposite of the truth. Rationality is actually underpinned by Judeo-Christian beliefs.

Without the Biblical narrative, which gave the world the revolutionary idea of an orderly universe that could therefore be investigated by the use of reason, science would never have developed in the first place.

And it was the Judeo-Christian belief that all individuals are made equal in the image of God that gave rise to human rights and democracy.

Of course, terrible things have also been done in the name of religion. And equally, people without religious faith can believe in freedom and equality, and lead moral lives.

But that’s because they draw upon a culture that rests on religious foundations. Strip away those foundations and what’s left would be a brutalised and chaotic society.

You don’t have to be a religious believer to be mightily concerned by such a likely consequence. But anxiety over fundamentalism has resulted in rising hostility to all religion.

Notably, however, this is not the case in the U.S., which remains overwhelmingly an upfront Christian society. Its politicians are neither ashamed nor embarrassed to call upon God to bless America at every opportunity.

Unlike U.S. mainstream Churches which, as descendants from the English Puritans, remain deeply wedded to the Biblical tradition, the Church of England has always looked down on true Scriptural believers as half-wits.

With such a half-hearted foundation of religious belief, it has been more vulnerable than other Churches to the secular onslaught against religion.

Dr Williams exemplifies this weakness by trying to go with the flow of social change and is for ever apologising for Christianity.

Certainly, it did some terrible things in the past to people of other faiths. But it is also responsible for the astonishing achievements of western civilisation.

Rather than complaining about politicians, Dr Williams should use his office to teach the nation about the seminal importance of Christianity to this society. But to do that, he has to have faith in his own Church — a faith that too often appears to be lacking.

The key point about the U.S. is that it still believes in itself as a nation and in its values, which are rooted in religion. Loyalty to their churches follows from loyalty to the nation in a kind of benign cycle.

In Britain, however, religion and nation have formed a vicious cycle in which hostility to the country’s identity and values reflects and feeds into hostility to the religion upon which they are based.

The Archbishop’s anguish at the onslaught upon Christian faith is very real. But unless he starts promoting the Church as the transcendental custodian of a civilisation rather than the Guardian newspaper at prayer, the society to which it gave rise will continue to sleepwalk off the edge of a religious and cultural cliff.

BBC BIAS ROW

I’m not sure this is even news – given that most of us are painfully aware of the BBC bias towards leftist lunacy.

A senior BBC executive is being accused of political bias after calling for the corporation to promote ‘left of centre’ thinking. Ben Stephenson, controller of drama commissioning, made the comment on a blog for a left-wing newspaper.

The Conservatives have called for him to apologise and to retract the remarks.  Trying desperately to neutralise his remarks, Stephenson has claimed he was just calling for more diverse opinions and out-of-the-box ideas: ‘We need to foster peculiarity, idiosyncrasy, stubborn-mindedness, left-of-centre thinking.’

Sure.  Oh my G-d – what was that big pink creature that just went diving past my window??? It was a kosher pig.

And Stephenson’s pitiful wriggling is fooling nobody. Shadow Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt has stated that the comments were a ‘clear breach’ of the BBC’s impartiality obligations.

The BBC being impartial?  Can anyone remember when this last happened…?