British Conservative anti-refugee policy, satire

This video says about itself:

5 March 2014

A young girl’s life gets turned upside-down in this tragic second a day video.

This is what war does to children.

By Paddy McGuffin in Britain:

Tory tooth fairy set to visit child refugees

Saturday 29th October 2016

Internal memorandum from the Ministry of Propaganda (sorry… Home Office. Old habits die hard).

Minutes of Home Office discussion on human rights and immigration.

For civil service eyes only.

It has been brought to the department’s attention that its plans for dental checks on so-called minors has received a setback from the plebs in the hoi polloi (predictable) but even worse, received support from the Sun.

As usual the proceedings began with the more antediluvian elements in the department calling for the banning of the hijab.

This has now become traditional despite at least one senior member of the department implying that any device meaning that the female sex was invisible could only be a good thing.

This opinion was, as usual, espoused from the confines of his gentleman’s club, or, as he describes it, the last bastion of sanity and institutional misogyny. Thank God he doesn’t know what Twitter is. Frankly an abacus would be a challenge for the honourable member in question.

So, logically, the word on the grape vine is that he is to be shunted to the Treasury at the next reshuffle where the figures are so astronomical no-one really understands them and all the harm that can be done has already been done.

His expressed opinion, once highly popular in the party has, apparently, been somewhat toned down in recent months to one more approximating amelioration. The reasoning behind said shift, it is important to note, has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that our new PM is, shudder, a woman.

Besides which, our departmental understanding is that — despite being one of the fairer sexMs May has no compunction when it comes to putting the exquisitely made boot into her fellow females.

It would seem, quite properly, that the recent calls for equality which sent the Civil Service into paroxysms of panic need not be adhered to in the strictest sense. Or even at all.

As usual it was left to the civil service to point out that a ban on religious attire, although not without its obvious merits, could in a very real sense open a Pandora’s box.

Such a ban, it was argued, could mischievously be interpreted to extend to the wimple and the habit and the last thing we want is nuns wandering around in mufti. Far better to be able to avoid, I mean identify, them at a safe distance.

It was agreed that the proposal be shelved until such a juncture, in the fullness of time, when such thorny problems could be properly “thrashed out.”

This turned out to be an extraordinarily unfortunate turn of phrase and led to not a few of those present apparently drifting off misty-eyed to the halcyon era of their prep school days. At least one honourable member retained an unhealthy gleam in his eye for the remainder of the meeting and upon its conclusion departed with an alacrity that belies both his age and supposed infirmity muttering something about an appointment with matron. The mind boggles.

Which brings me to the next item on the agenda, the vexing issue of child migrants, or rather adult migrants posing as children to gain entry to this sceptred isle.

At first the department seemed minded to consider the policy put forward by David Davies MP that the teeth of so-called minors be scrutinised as an assistance to determining their true age.

Davies’s proposal, although whole-heartedly embraced by a few back benchers and the loyal press predictably met with outrage from the professional do-gooders who called it invasive, draconian and even barbaric.

Some even went so far as to compare the suggestion with the way horses are examined.

This brought much amusement from the assembled MPs who are, if you will excuse the pun, long enough in the tooth to know that the British public would never allow the government to treat horses in such a fashion.

Britain is a nation of animal lovers! And besides horses are far more valuable.

One MP, who shall not be named, pointed out that it was less invasive than cutting them in half and counting the rings. He probably wasn’t serious but you never can tell with the Home Office who have their own, ahem, idiosyncratic way of interpreting the world. Curiously this is markedly similar to that of Josef Goebbels.

The proposal was reluctantly put on a back burner after it was pointed out that if introduced as policy it might prove an incentive for particularly small adult migrants to remove all their teeth and pretend to be babies.

I provide this synopsis for your perusal and consideration but frankly I do not feel that even the employment of the 30-year rule would suffice in this case.



Permanent Secretary Home Office.

The Tories are trying to divide us by spreading hatred of migrants – we must not allow them to succeed, says SABBY DHALU: here.

British Conservative warmongering on Syria

This video from Britain says about itself:

Suffer The Little ChildrenDon’t Bomb Syria

28 November 2015

David Cameron says launching UK air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria will “make us safer“.

Hollande: France will be ‘merciless’ in response to Paris attacks.

Then, the pretext for warmongering was ISIS.

Now, the pretext for warmongering, as in 2013, when the peace movement stopped Cameron’s plan to wage war in Syria as in practice allies of ISIS, is the Damascus government.

By Ben Chacko in Britain:

No-fly zone would create ‘a bigger war’

Monday 17th October 2016

Peace activists condemn Mitchell’s demands for no-fly zone

PEACE campaigners voiced horror yesterday at the “dangerously irresponsible” posturing of disgraced Tory MP Andrew Mitchell, who called on the West to “confront” Russian warplanes over Syria.

The former international development secretary said that civilians in the city of Aleppo, which the Syrian government is waging a bloody struggle to wrest back from the control of al-Qaida-linked extremists, should be protected from Syrian and Russian bombing.

He urged Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson to work with Washington to implement a “no-fly zone” where Western aircraft would take on their Russian equivalents.

But the Stop the War Coalition (STWC) pointed out that “in practice no-fly zones are not humanitarian corridors but bombing runs, a fact recognised by Hillary Clinton in 2013 when she advised that ‘to have a no-fly zone you have to take out all the air defences … you’re going to kill a lot of Syrians.”

A “no-fly zone” over Libya in 2011 was used by the United States, Britain and France to bomb Libyan troops, paving the way for a takeover by radical Islamists, permanent civil war and the current emergence of Isis in the country.

STWC convener Lindsey German told the Star that Mr Mitchell had been “plugging this stuff for some time.

“He has said that because Turkey shot down a Russian jet and it didn’t lead to world war we can do it too.

“But the reality is it will attract retaliation and create a much bigger war.

“A whole number of countries are bombing Syria already, and that’s not to mention the Saudi bombing of Yemen.

“Do we want to pour more fuel on those flames?

“This summer we’ve had a series of reports — the Chilcot inquiry on Iraq and another that concluded David Cameron’s war in Libya was also disastrous, and yet we’re now hearing more warmongering from people who should know better.”

Re­search­ers have pub­lished the first ma­jor study to draw a link be­tween glob­al warm­ing and on­go­ing civ­il un­rest or war. The study sug­gests a link be­tween glob­al warm­ing-related cli­mate trends and se­vere drought in the Fer­tile Cres­cent re­gion that pre­ced­ed civ­il un­rest in Syr­ia. How­ev­er, the re­port al­so points to farm­ing prac­tices as a fac­tor ex­ac­er­bating the dry con­d­i­tions: here.

British Prime Minister Theresa May, satiric song

This 16 September 2016 video is a satiric song on British Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May.

The song is a parody of the song ‘Alright‘ (lyrics here) by British band Supergrass.

The lyrics are:

Snoopergrass – “Far Right

I’m not young, I’m not green
But I’m basically your new queen
Say goodbye to your rights
‘Cause I’m far right

I’ll repatriate migrants
And those claiming asylum

Last one out, hit the lights!
I’m far right

I’m not like you, of that you can be sure
Obviously you’re a pleb
Now ensnared in my web

But I’m not young, I am May
Got my hair nice and grey
Flog the NHS, think I might
‘Cause I’m far right

I’ll watch you at all times
Just in case of thought crimes
I’ll be numb to your plight
‘Cause I’m far right

I’ll take Boris as foreign secretary
Should be good for a wheeze
When he insults the Chinese

But I’m not young, I’m not green
I’ll spend loads on machines
You’re all in for a fright
‘Cause I’m far right

I’m not like you, of that you can be sure
Obviously you’re a pleb
Now ensnared in my web

But I’m not young, I am May
Got my hair nice and grey
Flog the NHS, think I might
‘Cause I’m far right

British government’s senseless badger killing

This 2011 video is about a badger family in Germany.

By Peter Lazenby in Britain:

Widening of badger culls provokes condemnation

Wednesday 31st August 2016

ANIMAL rights activists condemned the government’s decision yesterday to double badger culls in an attempt to combat tuberculosis (TB) in cattle.

Exterminations were already under way in three English counties and the government has now granted licences for culls in seven more areas across Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Cornwall, Devon and Dorset.

The government aims to wipe out 70 per cent of the badger population in these areas.

Last year, more than 28,000 cattle were slaughtered in England in an effort to control the disease.

The cull was welcomed by the National Union of Farmers, but condemned by the Labour Party, the Greens and the League Against Cruel Sports as inhumane and ineffective in combating bovine TB.

Chris Pitt, the league’s deputy campaigns director, said: “Instead of shooting badgers, we need to be looking to Wales as an example, where no culling takes place, but instead rigorous TB testing, strict cattle movement control and tight biosecurity has been more successful in preventing the spread of TB in cattle.”

An independent report by an expert panel in the first year found “controlled shooting” — of free-running badgers — could not deliver the level of culling needed to be effective and was not humane.

Shadow environment secretary Rachael Maskell said: “The decision to extend the badger cull flies in the face of the government’s own evidence that shows the killing of thousands of badgers has not reduced the number of cattle contracting bovine TB.”