Gordon’s Gotta Go – And Other Stories from Dhimmiland UK

Today brings us news that will come as no surprise. Typically, the British Government – and I use ‘government’ in the loosest sense possible – has failed to prepare for the threat of ‘swine flu’.

Late into the night, apparently, ministers were frantically phoning suppliers across the world in a desperate bid to get hold of protective face masks. Even the ever efficient Germans have expressed concern about being asked to fulfill ‘such a large order’ at this late date.

And this, remember, is a day after Health Secretary Alan Johnson confessed that there were not even enough face masks for medical staff.

Meanwhile experts are warning that as many as four in ten people could catch the bug if a pandemic hits.

If G-d forbid that happens, why do I have a hunch that somehow, there’ll be just enough masks for the very ministers who failed to prepare for this problem…?

Also here in Dhimmiland, looks like thousands more asylum seekers will be able to live, work and claim benefits. New plans being drawn up mean that Britain will have to accept one in eight of all migrants who demand refugee status.

Or, to put it another way: another 22,500 could be happily heading for Dhimmiland. And just who will be paying for their food, accommodation, and clothing? Plus their legal fees while they apply for international protection? Answer: we will. Us. The good old British taxpayers.

And just to make life even easier for new arrivals: they must be given ‘the right to work’ within six months, so if no job is available, they get to claimfor thousands of pounds in benefits.

These daft new proposals are being championed by the Chief Dhimmis otherwise known as Labour MEPs. The plans are part of the EU’s Common European Asylum System.

UK Independence Party Leader Nigel Farage says: ‘Brussels will soon be dictating who has the right to live and work in Britain.’

Labour. Couldn’t manage immigration if their lives depended on it.

And finally: longing to get rid of Gordon Brown? Log on to the Downing Street website. There’s a petition there calling for Gordon Brown to resign! So far more than 24,000 people have signed it – making it the fifth most popular e-petition ever sent to No.10.

So what are you waiting for? Get on over to that site and sign it!

Gordon’s Gotta Go!!!

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7 thoughts on “Gordon’s Gotta Go – And Other Stories from Dhimmiland UK

  1. I believe Orwell once made a similar comparison to yours about British politicians reliving their Eton/Harrow/Oxbridge days. If so, you’re in good company.

    I don’t think Obama would green-light an Israeli attack on Iran; I doubt the Joint Chiefs would approve either. Frankly, though, if Israel did launch such a strike, it would be seen as having American support regardless. A good part of the world would view Israel as acting as our proxy, deny it all we want. I can hear the chorus of “Oh, how convenient!” resounding in my ears. This somewhat goes back to my point about Obama distancing himself from Israel in public; the perception that the two nations move in lockstep doesn’t benefit either one. Like most healthy relationship, sometimes people just need some space of their own; having one’s actions constantly circumscribed can lead to frustration and resentment, regardless of all the pluses the union may have in it’s favor.

  2. Your comments in Obama and Israel are very interesting; you make good points. It’s hard sometimes to work out what’s really happening from across the pond here in the UK.

    Re the House Of Commons; ah yes, it’s lively all right. My theory is that for many politicians, especially the men, it’s a re-enactment of their public school/boarding school days… But in fairness, some amazing debates do go on and it can be a delight to watch, especially when some of the quicker-witted politicians are speaking. I don’t know that Gordon Brown is in that category…!

    Going back to the Israel-USA relationship; I guess it’s an intrinsically tricky one, because Israel is so reliant on America, while probably wishing she didn’t have to be. I don’t know what will happen if Bibi does decide to hit Iran, though – can you envisage Obama ever giving tacit approval to this, even well behind the scenes? And if America opposes the idea, then potentially the USA airforce and the IAF (Israeli Air Force) could even clash…

  3. It’s possible that the debates held while candidates are campaigning for office are more lively here, but once elected we never see anything as boisterous in Congress as when the Commons is in session. All the MP’s jumping to their feet in support or condemnation of a comment just made, no, would never happen here.

    As far Obama, it’s true that Bush was an ardent supporter of Israel, for both ideological and personal theological reasons. Don’t forget just how important the latter consideration is to many American Evangelicals who see support of Israel as a means to their own eschatology being fulfilled. My reading of Obama is that his Christianity is of a different stripe, and so the emotional investment in aiding Israel isn’t there the same way it was with Bush and his ilk.

    All that said, I think it would be wrong to think that Obama doesn’t support Israel. I think he genuinely values the relationship between our two countries, pragmatically and philosophically. BUT: he legitimately wants to be seen as an honest broker in the Muslim world, he wants to back America away from the image Bush projected. In doing so, I think it would be very easy to misinterpret his outreach efforts as a tepidness on his part for Israel.

    America Presidents have always had to walk a tightrope between their very overt support of Israel and American interests with the Muslim nations in the region. Obama has an even harder road ahead, because he’s made rapprochement with alienated countries a goal of his administration, and so I wouldn’t be surprised to see a downplaying of our ties with Israel, at least publicly. It’s going to be interesting to see how he balances the two concerns, to see if Secretary Clinton can implement such a nuanced policy.

  4. Many thanks for your kind comments 🙂

    Yes, I do agree with you about Cameron’s charisma! He definitely has more personality and presence than Gordon. Then again, I have a house plant that also has more personality than Brown…

    I’m amazed to hear that political debates here are more lively than in America – is Congress really that staid? Interesting. I’ve watched in the past some of the debates between presidential candidates in America; at least your candidates go head to head in public, which is more than ours ever do prior to being elected!

    What are your thoughts on Obama? I know a lot of Jews feel that he’s less supportive of Israel than Bush was. And I read some stories about protests in America a month ago or so? Wow, has HE got a lot of expectations to fulfill!

  5. I’m no fan of David Cameron either, at least from a political standpoint, but at least he seems to have charisma, something the droll Gordon Brown lacks, and his efforts to move the Tories away from the far-right are what his party needs to attract new voters. I occasionally watch “Prime Minister’s Questions” to keep abreast of British politics, and always wonder why we can’t have such lively debates here in States. Our Congress looks positively staid next to some of the things I’ve seen occur when Parliament is in session!

    Thanks for the compliment about my foreign policy knowledge; perhaps I should move to Britain and enter politics there. I don’t have a prayer (pardon this atheist the pun) here in the States.

    I’m enjoying you posts as always, here and on Digital Journal. I found some of your articles while checking the site out; very professional. If I hadn’t known better I would have thought them to have originated from the wire-service syndicates. Kudos.

  6. Hey Eric 🙂

    G-d, the man is a moron. I’m British and I despair, I truly do. It was Brown’s deregulation of the banks that in part contributed to the financial crisis we’re experiencing now in the UK. Not content with bringing the country to its knees economically, he then had to go for the role of PM – and get it! He has no mandate; not a single person has elected him. And when the next general election comes round, I doubt he’ll get in again. That said, I have no faith in David Cameron but frankly I dislike him *less* than I do Brown.

    I have no doubt that you do understand foreign policy more than Gordon Brown, by the way!

    Good to get your comments, as always 🙂

  7. In reference to Gordon Brown, I heard on the radio this morning that he’s had an epiphany: the situation in Afghanistan and Pakistan really should be treated as if they were the same problem, and not as two unrelated concerns.

    I know he was busy being Chancellor of the Exchequer for the last few years, but you would think that he at least had time to turn on the television once or twice to catch up on how NATO forces were faring in their mission. I don’t know what’s more sad: thinking I’m more knowledgeable about foreign policy than the Prime Minister of Britain, or suspecting that the late US President may be also.

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