Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Superb joke

A Royal Marine squad was marching north of Fallujah when they came upon an Iraqi insurgent, badly injured and unconscious.

On the opposite side of the road was a British soldier in a similar but less serious state.  The soldier was conscious and alert and as first aid was given to both men, the platoon leader asked the injured soldier what had happened.

The soldier reported, "I was moving North along the highway here, and coming South was a heavily armed insurgent.  We saw each other and both took cover in the ditches beside the road".

"I yelled to him that Saddam Hussein was a miserable, lowlife cowardly scum bag who got what he deserved"

, and he yelled back that
"Gordon Brown is a fat, good-for-nothing, left wing half-blind Jock, and Lord Mandelson is a cross-dressing pervert."

So I said that Osama Bin Laden dresses and acts like a frigid, mean-spirited lesbian.

He retaliated by yelling, "Oh yeah? Well, so does Harriet Harman!"

"And, there we were, in the middle of the road, shaking hands in agreement, when a bus hit us."

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Muslims to March in Wootton Bassett

It would seem that the delightful little organisation Islam4UK are intent on staging a march through the town of Wootton Bassett, in memory of those Muslims who have been the victims of the War in Afghanistan....


And Mr Choudrays even written a lovely little letter to the relatives of the fallen!

He is all heart....


We watch with interest the developments in the coming days, because whilst I support free speech for all, there is a difference between expressing an opinion and Insulting the country in which you live, some people seem unable to know when they cross the line!

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Public Sector Rich List!

Well well I have not Blogged for ages, as have been busy trying to survive, however I received today a copy of the "Rich List" for "Public Sector Workers" IE ones paid by you and I!. What edifying reading it makes and what a depressing indictment of our "greed fuelled Culture"...Please, browse and enjoy (PDF)

Public Sector Rich List

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Paignton Bike Night

From Drop Box
Well well, down at Paignton Bike night tonight, for the last one of the season. The good souls at BMAD have made over 30K this year for local charity. So hats of to them!!

Nice to see that the plod are geared up for racing, with this super little Honda 600RR covert police bike. So be aware, ride safe and don't go racing on the road, you dont know who is following you.....

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Rolle College Fiasco

So, the "deal is off", as reported in our local press, it would now seem the hoped for saving of the "Rolle Campus" as a "post 16 educational facility" is not going to happen. After all the bluster and promises by the local council, the plan has been abandoned. This will now mean, that all the Rolle Campus, faces being sold of for "Macarthy and Stonesque" bijou retirement developments. The infrastructure of Exmouth cannot stand levels of development of this kind. We already have an ageing population, which places an unbalanced strain on local services, why do we need more housing for well of retired civil servants from Walton on Bloody Thames. We need affordable housing for local people, we need real jobs to employ local people and we need investment in industries, for sustained long term growth. We do not need to see expensive luxury retirement apartments being built on the college site, or on the old playing fields. This whole affair is a fiasco of the highest order and I feel questions need to be asked over the deals that were done with the University of Plymouth, when they took over the college, as the whole affair stinks!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Knee Jerk Reaction Time!

Well what a surprise, the Government (you know,those people who know whats best for us!) Look like they are going to ban "petting animals" for kids, because of the "E Coli" outbreak at the farm in Surrey. So a generation of children, now face the possibility, that they will never feed a goat, or stroke a donkey, touch a pig, or cuddle a newborn lamb......thanks to the "Orwellian control freaks" that run our country. For years, children have visited country parks, pets corners in zoo's and farms, to learn about and interact with animals. Why does the government see fit to take away everyone's chances of enjoying a visit to such places, all because of an outbreak, which could easily have been caused by parents failing to look after their children correctly and not washing their hands. We face a grave danger, that if we continue to "wrap children up" in cotton wool, we will end up with a generation of kids who have never played!, never grazed a knee or elbow, never climbed a tree, never experienced the thrill of danger or the fear of the unknown, an entire generation of namby pamby,wishy washy future do gooders, fit only for public sector jobs or careers in health and safety or human resources...WTF!!! Kids need to get grubby, have fun, get bruises and scrapes, so they know pain and fear and all the emotions they will need to survive the jungle that awaits them in the big wide world. Then again I suppose that,s not the "Labour Way" is it? Labour needs a compliant soft underbelly, of non questioning sheep to continue unquestioning support of its goals and ambitions, so maybe it will suit their future needs...

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Stupid new law!

As a Cyclist, motorcyclist and car user, I have seen all sorts of stupid behaviour, by every sort of road user. Accidents are common when cycling and motorcycling, mainly due to other road users failure of concentration. However, there are also accidents caused by the rank stupidity and carelessness of cyclists and motorcyclists. So a new "law" currently being mooted by the "Nanny State", will only strengthen "Anti Cycling" feeling.

The proposal, is to make the higher powered vehicle "Always Guilty" in any accident, thus making cyclists and pedestrians always "innocent". Thus if a pedestrian, or a cyclist, rode or walked out in front of you, you would be the guilty party. Even if you were driving at the legal speed, exercising due diligence and having a roadworthy vehicle.......

Great idea!!! I dont think so, this will just lead to more compensation culture.


Sunday, September 13, 2009

Statistics prove BREAD KILLS!!

A wise man once said, "There are Lies, Damm Lies, and statistics"

Using statistics you can prove anything!!

Even that BREAD KILLS!!!!

Bread Kills!

1. More than 98 percent of convicted criminals are bread users. 2. Fully HALF of all children who grow up in bread-consuming households score below average on sats tests.
3. In the 18th century, when virtually all bread was baked in the home, the average life expectancy was less than 50 years; infant mortality rates were unacceptably high; many women died in childbirth; and diseases such as typhoid, yellow fever, and influenza ravaged whole nations.
4. Every piece of bread you eat brings you nearer to death.
5. Bread is associated with all the major diseases of the body. For example, nearly all sick people have eaten bread. The effects are obviously cumulative:
  • 99.9% of all people who die from cancer have eaten bread.
  • 100% of all soldiers have eaten bread.
  • 96.9% of all Communist sympathizers have eaten bread.
  • 99.7% of the people involved in air and car accidents ate bread within 6 months preceding the accident.
  • 93.1% of juvenile delinquents came from homes where bread is served frequently.
6. Evidence points to the long-term effects of bread eating: Of all people born before 1839 who later dined on bread, there has been a 100% mortality rate. 7. Bread is made from a substance called "dough." It has been proven that as little as a teaspoon of dough can be used to suffocate a lab rat. The average Britain eats more bread than that in one day!
8. Primitive tribal societies that have no bread exhibit a low incidence of cancer, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's disease, and osteoporosis.
9. Bread has been proven to be addictive. Subjects deprived of bread and being fed only water begged for bread after as little as two days.
10. Bread is often a "gateway" food item, leading the user to "harder" items such as butter, jam, peanut butter, and even cold meat.
11. Bread has been proven to absorb water. Since the human body is more than 90 percent water, it follows that eating bread could lead to your body being taken over by this absorptive food product, turning you into a soggy, gooey bread-pudding person.
12. Newborn babies can choke on bread.
13. Bread is baked at temperatures as high as 400 degrees Fahrenheit! That kind of heat can kill an adult in less than one minute.
14. Most bread eaters are utterly unable to distinguish between significant scientific fact and meaningless statistical babbling.
In light of these frightening statistics, we propose the following bread restrictions:
1. No sale of bread to children.
2. A nationwide "Just Say No To Toast" campaign, complete celebrity TV spots and car stickers.
3. A 300 percent tax on all bread to pay for all the social ills we might associate with bread.
4. No animal or human images, nor any primary colors (which may appeal to children) may be used to promote bread usage.
5. The establishment of "Bread-free" zones around schools.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

A 9 year old with more sense than our legal system

In a week when the news is lacklustre, the odd little gem arrives. This story from London, tells of a little 9 Year old girl, with more sense of right and wrong than our entire twisted legal system. Her music teacher has been jailed for 3 years, after giving his terminally ill father a WWII pistol with which to kill himself and this young lady is bright enough and articulate enough to write to Jack Straw and ask why! even to ask why Baby P's mother only got 5 years and her music teacher gets 3, when he is no threat to the community whatsoever. What a twisted world we live in. I wonder how many years Gordon Brown and Tony Blair will get for the deaths they have ordered since they have been in power?


Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Lockerbie Bomber Feted by African Politicians

Perusing the BBC website today, I found this report on Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi
the Lockerbie bomber. It would seem good old Abdhul was "wheeled out" by the Libyan propaganda machine to make some more capital out of his release by the Scottish Parliament (remember nothing to do with Gordo!!)
 His visitors were a bunch of African politicians (read corrupt dictators lackeys) who had come to Libya to butt kiss Gadaffi. Obviosly in search of more funds to prop up their countries regimes.
 The good old Beeb in its non biased colonialist apologist style dutifully trotted out a nice little propaganda coup for Gadaffi. STORY HERE ON BBC
A spokesman for the African Union (read "Gang of corrupt dictatorships") said: he and his colleagues had come to "express solidarity".
"He (Abdhul) is the victim of international injustice and a policy of double standards," Mr Moussa said.

As if that wasn't a big enough laugh:

A Libyan member of the AU parliament, Mohamed Jibril, compared the welcome Megrahi received with that of a group of Bulgarian nurses who were convicted of infecting babies with HIV in Libya, but were pardoned in Europe.
"The visit by the African parliament to Mr Megrahi is no different from the reception given to the Bulgarian nurses by the European Parliament," he said.

Now those quotes were taken from the BEEB, as reported! Lets look a little deeper at the "Bulgarian Nurses Story", and what do we find, torture, imprisonment, false evidence and cover ups by the Libyans. So from this, we can assume that "Mohamed Jibril" when translated into English means "Lying Bastard"

Read the TRUE non PC version of the Bulgarians hideous treatment and torture HERE, this time the EU get involved in a little "self interest oil for hostages" scenario, and Gadaffi scores an EU coup.

Great little world we live on aint it!

Exmouth Strand Developement

Well well, the local council are going to spend 3 million quid on revamping the Strand Gardens in Exmouth. In these recessive times, not exactly "best value". See the debate on the Journal Forum

Exmouth Journal Forum

Let there be light 2

Following on from my previous rant over the dreaded CFL bulbs and their poisonous contents, some good news at last. Philips have come up with a new range of LED bulbs, which look set to take LED lighting into the 21st Century

Guardian News Click here for info on new Philips LED bulbs

Devon NHS plans to close care homes

It was nice to read in my local paper the Exmouth Journal that our local MP Hugo Swire has asked questions of our local NHS trust, who are planning to close down the care homes in our local town Story Here and Here and thrust many vulnerable and handicapped people into the "jaws of private sector care".

Lets hope he gets some answers, at least that will be more than the relatives of those affected are currently getting. Thanks to "caring Nu Labour" we are seeing far too much of this happening, where the most vulnerable and defenceless in society are being treated like commodities. To be sold to the private sector, thus allowing the NHS to abdicate responsibility for their care and sell their old care homes for private sector redevelopment. This is not the way a caring society operates and these are not the principles on which the founding fathers of the original Labour movement based their party. But then Nu Labour is merely an ersatz copy of true labour, with no morals apart from those of the gutter. Led and populated by self serving, second rate individuals who would be hard pressed to find decent careers in the private sector. They have led us into the biggest financial mess since the great depression and overseen the ruination of our nation, our culture and our moral values, so what hope can one hold out for those too vulnerable to have a voice against their plans?

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

I have just been reading a superb article by Melanie Philips about the "Siege Of Camp Ashraf" in Iraq. This is not a US or Allied military base, it is the HQ of an organisation which escaped Iran because they were opposed to the fundamentalist regime there and had been fighting against it. During the gulf war, they gave their support to the USA and voluntarily disarmed themselves. Giving their security over to the protection of the US.

One US security company (read mercenary group) said....

Camp Ashraf

The Mujahedin el-Khalq (MKO or MEK) main base is at Camp Ashraf, Iraq, about 100 kilometers west of the Iranian border and 60 kilometers north of Baghdad. The People's Mujahadeen, also known by its Persian name Mujahedeen-e Khalq (MEK), has been classified by Washington as a terrorist organization. Washington announced on 22 April 2003 that it had reached a ceasefire with the MEK. The next day MEK officials said the agreement allowed the MEK to keep its weapons and carry on its activities in Iran from Camp Ashraf. But June 2003 the US Military Police took control of Camp Ashraf and the MEK was consolidated and all weapons secured by MPs. As of September 2003 the 4,000 MEK members in the former Mujahedeen base were consolidated, detained, disarmed and were being screened for any past terrorist acts.

The 530th MP Battalion, maintained the MEK Detention Facility at Camp Ashraf.

Wheras this video on You Tube gives a different picture!

Video Link

Now the good old US has done the dirty on them (there's a surprise) and handed their protection over to the Iraqis. Who have abducted 36 of them murdered 11 and put the camp under siege.........

This is an event which will be and has been ignored by the mainstream media, however, it is very telling as to who controls the Iraqi Military. Ask yourself the question, if the USA are in charge of the Iraqi Military, why would they lay siege to a group of people whose opposition is to the regime in Iran? Whereas if the Iraqi government and military is actually heavily infiltrated by Shia's and Iranians, it is in their interests to remove the residents of camp Ashraf from the face of the planet.

Methinks the takeover of Iraq by the Iranians will be merely a formality once the Allies pull out, god help the poor ordinary Iraqis. From one dictatorship to another, with merely a brief period of blood letting and carnage in between.

So this is civilisation?

Will someone stop the bus I want to get off..............

Spotted Richard!

And so it came to pass, that political correctness went mad again. This time at the HQ of Mold Council. For years their staff canteen has served the famous pudding "Spotted Dick" but the canteen has now renamed the pudding "Spotted Richard" due to some immature comments by diners.........

BBC Article

What the hell is going on? do i detect that council menus all over the UK will now face a "PC Makeover"

Any suggestions for "offensive foods" in need of re naming I wonder?

Monday, September 07, 2009

Let there be light!

So here we are, about to plunge headlong into an era of Darkness, created by the EU in its bid to shrink our carbon footprint. Yes that's right, darkness caused by "NO LIGHT BULBS"" First it was the humble bayonet fitting 40/60 ands 100 Watt bulbs that were replaced by the hideous mercury laden "low energy bulbs". Next it is spotlights, downlights and bulbs that focus light into one spot, none of which have been emulated by a "Low energy" replacement.
Let us examine the idea of the "low energy bulb". Its food equivalent is the "low calorie crisp". You know, the ones on the supermarket shelves branded, new lower in fat!, lower in polyunsaturates and "now only 100 calories a bag". Like the lightbulb, statements which are a con. Lower in fat by 30% because there is 30% less in the bag, lower in salt by 30% because there is 30% less in the bag...and so on! Just like the low energy bulb, uses less energy because it produces less light, uses less energy because it takes so long to warm up, you have turned the fu**ing thing off, because you have lost the will to live and lit a bloody candle!

Then there is the mercury, yes that's right, no mercury in filament bulbs, just inert gas and a filament, easy peasy. Our low energy bulbs however, are a different ball game. They contain a plethora of contaminants, worst of which is mercury. Even the dept of the Environment have published the following advice if you break one...

Official advice from the Department of the Environment states that if a low-energy bulb is smashed, the room needs to be vacated for at least 15 minutes.

A vacuum cleaner should not be used to clear up the debris, and care should be taken not to inhale the dust.

Instead, rubber gloves should be used, and the broken bulb put into a sealed plastic bag - which should be taken to the local council for disposal.

Unbroken used bulbs can be taken back to the retailer if the owner is a member of the Distributor Takeback Scheme.

Otherwise, many local waste disposal sites now have the facilities to safely collect and dispose of old bulbs.

However, this advice is not printed on the packaging that low-energy bulbs are sold in.

Hows that then, we have been sold a "pup" by the EU, a bulb that produces less light, contains more poisons, possibly causes migraines and eye strain, but will make our carbon footprint smaller!

Superb, all this from an organisation which moves its entire bureaucratic juggernaut across Europe every year. Produces a "Rain forest" worth of paperwork every year and oversees its member states"rape of the worlds minerals and resources" to feed its voracious appetite for products to fuel its wheels of commerce.

Pot kettle and black spring to mind!

When will this madness cease, when will we pull out of this insidious organisation and go our own way, before we are torn asunder!

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Two more brave souls lost!

Well here we go, whilst Gordy and the spin doctors are trying to get their arses out of the fire over the Libyan terrorist for oil release. Our guys are still "buying the farm" out in Afghan. Over the weekend we have lost another Chinook and two brave guys from the Black Watch. But never mind good old Gordy has been out to Afghanistan to bolster the troops morale. Never one to miss out on a photo opportunity, he heard Cameron was going visiting, so he pre empted the shadow PM and popped over himself.

I wonder how much money it cost to ferry the PM over to Afghan and then protect him whilst he was there? I bet he didn't go for a joyride in a "Snatch Landrover" whilst he was there! Bloody pathetic, they could have used the money it took to get the PM on telly and spent it on "live rounds", as the press reported this week that our troops are being denied live ammo to train with, because a live round costs 30p and blanks are only 10p. Maybe a cheaper option would be to send the Warmington on Sea Home Guard to Afghan. They could attack the Taliban shouting "BANG 123, BANG 123 your dead". Think how much "in real terms" the Government would save on that little exercise!

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Water is the "new" Oil!

I have just finished reading a sad new twist to the fate of war torn Iraq, after nearly six years ravaged by strife and the ruination of its infrastructure, a new and even more worrying fate is befalling it's beleaguered inhabitants.

The once mighty Euphrates river, once the "life bringer" to this cradle of civilization is drying up. It's tributaries are now just muddy ditches and the salinity close to the coast has reached such high levels that towns are being evacuated as thousands face drinking water shortages and their animals die.

Has this been widely publicised? For I have not seen any reporting in the run up to this new human tragedy. As if living under a tyrant for so many years was not enough, this new setback just compounds the living hell that has befallen this country. After being used as a battlefield by radical Muslims in their struggle with the west. Now the populace face the threat of massive droughts and power cuts as the river empties and the turbines in the hydro plants stop spinning due to a lack of river flow.

In the marshlands, the people who were subject to some of Saddam's worst atrocities, have a new battle against the dropping water levels, which they seem unlikely to win. This will lead to the subsequent destruction of their culture and way of life, something Saddam never managed to do.

A vast part of the problem, lies in the fact that country's higher up the Euphrates and it's tributaries have been damming and draining the river for their own needs, leading to a massive drop in river flows and water levels in Iraq.

How long can this go on, before military action over water, becomes the next excuse for carnage in the middle east. Is it not time, that the World as a whole, tried to address this problem, for without it, a country which was once a birthplace of civilization, will become nothing more than a stinking arid wasteland!

Monday, August 24, 2009

The BNP and the rise of Extremism

We recently had a BNP candidate in the small East Devon Town of Ottery St Mary. Not normally known as a "hot bed" of racial tension, but none the less, indicative of the spread of extremist politics to the leafy lanes rather than the "dark satanic mills" of the north of England...I felt the need to put "quill to parchment" on the subject, my comment reads below....

I am sure, that as the next few years unfold, we will see BNP candidates fielded in far more towns across the South west and support amongst the electorate growing. Sadly, this is the fault of a political class that currently run our country and are not prepared to listen to the worries of the ordinary man in the street. This is how extremism rises, we only need to look back a few scant years, to see the rise of Mussolini, Hitler and Moseley, all extremists, born out of the desperation of recession and depression when the working man and women were ignored by the elite political classes, they were treated like dirt and down trodden. The intelligent leaders of the far right, recognised this and pandered to their fears. Much as the BNP does today. Visit the BNP website and look at their "proposed policies", many of which are nothing more than the things folk worry about and discuss down their local. Bemoaning the fact that the government "never listens". One would have thought that a Labour government would have been more "in tune" with the "working man" but instead they have betrayed the very people who struggled to create their movement many years ago. These people then feel disenfranchised, they fall foul of job cuts, they see their life's work fall apart, their pensions wither, they see crime un punished and a policing system which protects the criminal and affords him or her "rights" whilst denying the victim any form of worthwhile justice. This heady recipe, is one that foments extremism and enables clever leaders to capitalise on peoples fears. Sadly, the "far left" are no better, stupid stunts like pressurising the chairman of Broadclyst Village Hall, so he cancelled a BNP event and "egging" Nick Griffin, only reinforce the BNP's cause, as it is seen that democracy is denied them. This helps them avoid debate in the public arena and thus the magnifying glass never shows the transparency of their policies or their failure to act in a manner which is suitable for a party within a democracy.
I personally do not think the rise in the support for the BNP has been solely down to the recession. We are inheriting the results of a generation of trendy "left wing" thinking, with no "moral yardstick", a generation of "Ethnic Diversity" that we didnt need, as we were all quite able to get on with our neighbours whatever their creed or colour. Unchecked immigration has caused many people to feel "strangers in their own land", yet the government fails to address the problem, those that question it are branded "rascist". Asylum seekers are wideley reported in the media, as being given endless benefits, whether true or not, the damage is done, friction is created. The opening of Europes borders, has made our border, only as weak, as the weakest border in Europe. Once in the EU, unchecked travel, gives illegal immigrants ease of movement, yet the government is so "In Thrall" of Brussels, we do nothing to halt it. Whilst all of these things seem small when taken singly, add them to the recession, the rising crime rate and unemployment and you have a fertile breeding ground. The government and the incoming government, need to address the fears of all folk, before we see history repeat itself, with equally bloody consequences to people of all races that live in this country.
The furore over the release of the "Lockerbie One" seems to be gathering pace, with a group of our "Special Friends" from across the pond having started a website calling for a boycott of England and Scotland...


Having read their site from top to toe, i was minded to send them the following mail...

It was with some sadness I read your prolific and verbose diatribe on why "England and Scotland should be boycotted". My sadness was for the usual myopic "woe is us" attitude you have taken against a decision made by elected men and women in a free and democratic country. Or at least allegedly free and democratic. Do not misunderstand me, I have full sympathy for the men, women and children who perished on the plane, equal in measure to the sympathy I hold for innocent civilians murdered by American "Blackwater" terrorists in Iraq or those classed as "collateral damage" after raids in Iraq and Afghanistan. Human life is sacred, no matter what creed or colour and as a race of people the USA occupies no moral high ground whatsoever when it comes to killing people to further its business or political interests. Whether it be in Nicaragua, Iraq, the homelands of the Sioux or elsewhere on this "muddy ball" that we call home.

The freed bomber, should have remained in custody until the end of his life, for what he did. That is without question. But your campaign to destroy the jobs of ordinary men and women in the United Kingdom is as twisted as the intelligence you used to tell us that Saddam had weapons of mass destruction.
As a society, for years, you funded the IRA, sponsoring murders,kneecappings and summary torture and execution on the streets of Northern Ireland and bombings on the streets of the UK, yet it was only with 9/11 and the harsh results of terrorism being hammered home on American soil, you ceased your funding of murderers on our soil.

Now you cry wolf, now you shed tears of anger, because our leaders have decided to free this man. I do not agree with it, but I live in a democracy and the decision to free him was taken under a "democratic umbrella". That democracy was hard fought and won, by the generations who gave their lives during WW2 to ensure tyranny did not win. Sadly you cannot turn democracy on and off. Not all the decisions made will be agreed with by the majority, but the most important thing, is that the decisions are made with the political mandate, which has been handed to those in power, by those who have exercised their right to vote. I personally did not agree with our soldiers being sent to Iraq or Afghanistan, but I voted for the government and therefore abide by their decisions.

SO please stop this small minded anti British/Scottish nonsense and cast the microscope over the blood your countrymen have on their hands. The bible tells us: "Let he whom hath no sin, cast the first stone", perhaps you should put your basket of stones down and use them to "build bridges" instead.......

Plastic Glasses in pubs....

Oh my God, I thought "Big Brother Britain" couldn't get any worse, but I read today that the government is investigating the feasibility of forcing pub goers to drink from "Plastic Glasses".

Why you ask, is it "elf an safety", is it "greener", what other possible reason could the arbiters of our personal freedoms have for inflicting yet another blow to pub culture.

Well, you guessed it...Yes that's right, too many people are badly injured by thugs using beer glasses as weapons. So rather than increase deterents, or give prison terms to violent scum, our good old "PC government" are going to do what they do best. "Punish the majority of law abiding citizens" rather than deal with the scum......WOOP WOOP WOOPITY WOOP! what an awesome idea, I bet it took at least two "think tanks" and an "all party committee" to come up with that ludicrous infringement on our civil liberties. Working on the basis that there are also too many people severely injured by cars, I wonder how long it will be, before the government decide we must all drive foam rubber cars?

Who in heavens name comes up with this complete shite, surely they must have something more productive to do?

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Warwickshire Police waste £1.4 million of Taxpayers money

Warwickshire police spent nearly £1.4 million pounds of Taxpayers money to police this years "Bulldog Bash". After a concerted campaign to stop it! Claiming it was a "Fund raising event for organised crime". During the weekend the following were the police figures from their own force web site...

Bulldog Bash – Operational Update

During the four-day operation a total of 450 officers and staff from Warwickshire Police and five other surrounding forces were on duty each day.

The operation resulted in:

* 448 people being searched.
* 11 people being arrested, including:

Two men from Birmingham, aged 41 and 44, were arrested in connection with a robbery in Reading.

One man from Hampshire, aged 44 years, was arrested on a recall to prison for fraud and theft offences.

One man from Lancashire, aged 33 years, was arrested for assault.

Six people were arrested on suspicion of drugs offences.

* In total nine lock knives were surrendered, small amounts of substances believed to be cannabis, cocaine and amphetamine were also recovered.
* There were also 13 street cautions for drugs offences and one for possession of an offensive weapon.

All at a cost of £1.4 million pounds. Now if my maths are correct, that is less than one person searched per officer on duty.

Out of 11 arrests, 3 were unrelated to the event. six were for drugs and 1 assault. Which out of a crowd of 23,000 people, I thought was awesome. As for 9 lock knives and a small amount of drugs seized, not exactly worth the investment of £1.4 million quid.

When the event has been well run and violence free for years.

If Warwickshire Police have that much money in the kitty that they can afford to waste it, I would like to suggest they donate it to "Help for Heroes", as our brave lads are up against real danger every day and paying the ultimate price. They could do with the support when they come home that £1.4 million would bring.....IMHO of course...

Monday, August 17, 2009

Late Night Blues

So, another day over on our little ball of mud and it's work tomorrow. Lets hope that the coming week brings the usual round of excitement and challenge we have come to expect. I wandered around the new Princesshay shopping centre today in search of a 21st present for my daughter. How does this temple to consumerism keep going, already there are empty shops and the ones that are still open are all in the middle of massive sales. Even then, the place was like a morgue! How long will these business's be able to keep going in this current economic climate and how long will it be before "joe public" finally wakes to the fact that as a country we are not only "morally bankrupt" but "financially bankrupt" as well. The government has led us down a path "paved with cash", only now the debts have to be paid and the public purse is empty. I fear the rise of extremist politics, brought on by the stark fact that ordinary men and women can no longer afford to live! Or at least not in the manner to which they have become accustomed, these hard working people are seeing those that do not work and those that sponge off the state, getting everything, whilst they fall by the wayside as their companies lay them off, or their business's go bust. Not exactly a recipe for happiness and contentment. The question that needs asking, is "will someone get a grip of the rudderless HMS Great Britain" before it founders on the rocks? or will Nu Labour just continue following their course to destruction.? Who knows? but someone really needs to for all our sakes.....

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Lions Led By Donkeys

Yet again we see the coffins of more of our brave lads coming through "Wooton Bassett" on their way home from Afghanistan. When will Gordon Brown, do the one thing to restore his reputation and negate his lacklustre role in this sordid war and "PULL OUR TROOPS OUT"!

Historically Afghanistan is unwinnable, yet we the public are treated to the endless streeling BS that this government spouts to justify our role there. We are told that it is too "make our streets safe from terrorism", we are told it is to lessen the flow of drugs into this country, we are told the Afghans want us there. None of which cut any ice. We were told that we were in Iraq, because of WMD's only there weren't any. Dr Kelly was blatantly murdered by the establishment as he was an embarrassment to "B Liar and Co", without him putting a spanner in the works, TB could justify jumping on Bush's coat tails and going into Iraq.

The simplest thing we can do, is pull out our forces and bring them home, strengthen our Navy and patrol our coastline, using the Royal Navy and the Raf, backed by the Army on the ground. Any drug smugglers intercepted, just sink their cargo and send them back to wherever they came from. Simple and cheaper than prison. Stop people smugglers and maintain our sovereign integrity. Then we should ensure, that our troops are only sent abroad to intervene in areas where we have legitimate interests, or where the lives of British Nationals are at risk. Meanwhile, the Afghans and the Taliban, can happily bomb themselves back into the stone age and create a regime of their choice.

Long Time No Post

Well here we are, how time fly's when you are having fun! Nothing much has changed in the world, at least not for the better. Surprisingly the predictions from my Dec 2008 post came true and the recession is biting hard. The useless shower that is the "Labour Government" is still taking the country on a "one way trip down the shitter" and the general public seem more interested in the activities of this countries second rate media stars than they are in our ruination. "Dumbing down en mass methinks".

Budleigh Salterton remains the hotbed of "Latent Nimbyism", with every idea to bring a bit of life to the town being flamed by the "geriatrica" as usual. Perhaps that's what makes the place so quaint....?
The summer has been as crap as any of recent memory and I am sick of the sight of skint morose northerners, wandering around Exmouth and Budleigh without "two brass halfpenny's" to rub together. I know times are tight, but if you cant afford a holiday, don't take one. Stay and be miserable at home.

I have just come back from visiting the battlefields of Normandy and the First World Wars cemeteries around Ypres in Belgium. It is the second time I have been and it is just as sad as the first. We started at Pegasus Bridge and made our way back toward St Mere Eglise. For three days, then rode our motorcycles to Ypres and the surrounding memorials and sites of interest. Very sobering and something I think every British School child should do, alongside a visit to Auschwitz, Oradour Sur Glan and Anne Franks House.

Whilst away an old school friend asked me to write a letter on her behalf to our local MP Hugo Swire, she regularly reads my letters to the paper and required my skills as a scribe.

It would seem, that our "Caring Sharing Labour Government" is insisting on cutbacks within the NHS trust and locally, they are intent on closing several homes for mentally handicapped adults and "dumping them onto the vagaries of the profit led private sector care system" allegedly to give them "Choice"...Don't you just hate that word, these people don't want choice! they want care, attention, warmth and kindness. They want stability, tranquillity and a routine which allows them to lead a calm existence. What they don't want, is to be ripped out of a happy well ordered environment, where they have been for up to 15 years and plunged into some hell hole, where they are a "cash cow" not a human being.

Why why oh why is it always the ill, the handicapped and the infirm or elderly who suffer at the hands of Nu Labour. If they want to cutbacks, spend less on useless pen pushers, quangos,focus groups, ethnic diversity officers and all the PC bullshit that infests every nook and cranny of the public sector. I thought Blair was possibly the worst PM in my lifetime, but Brown is rapidly filling the boots that Tony left him.

Oh well rant over for now! back soon with some more tit bits from my world...........

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The crunch!

Well, here we are, up crap creek without a paddle, our countries finances in ruins, unemployment rocketing, bankruptcies and repossessions rising, yet like "Nero" Gordon Brown, "fiddles whilst Britain Burns!" I fear that the situation now, will seem like a picnic, after the xmas period is over. With many businesses hanging on by their teeth in the vain hope of a Christmas rush, the New year will see a rush of further job losses and firms closing. The banks will start to pull in lines of credit and minimise their exposure where possible, leading to more personal bankruptcies and repossessions. All the while the "Great Gordo" will stand back and pontificate about his grandiose schemes to borrow more to get us out of trouble, when it is preciseley this borrowing culture that has led us here. It is time that the great British Public, awoke to the fact that our country has been "flushed down the shitter" by Blair, Brown and their Nu Labour cronies. Our once proud nation has been reduced to a giant benefit led, paper driven culture, where innovation and risk have been replaced by short termism and extreem greed . We do not manufacture anything anymore, our farmers have been decimated, so we need to import food, our North Sea Oil has been sold to pay for our benefit culture and our transport infrastructure has been allowed to fall into disrepair, due to a lack of maintenance and poor funding. Virtually every thing we buy, comes from China and all we have become reliant on, is "moving 0's and 1's" via computer keyboard, buying and selling debts and dodgy financial products, leaving ourselves open to a massive crash. To remain in power so long, Nu Labour have promoted excess spending with borrowed money, to instill a "warm fuzzy feeling in the populace", who have been labouring under an illusion of "good times" for far too long. Gordon says he wants to borrow more money to stimulate growth, yet why would this man wish to stimulate, what his party has done so much to destroy? Any money plowed into "growth" by Labour will be good money after bad, as Labour have presided over nil growth, whilst running the country. We need real growth! Innovation, Invention,long term risk and less corperate greed, to get things moving. Lets hope we see some and very soon........................

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Fire Chiefs Earn, whilst their men burn!!!

Well here is a cracker, as reported in todays Western Morning News. It would seem that greed has no bounds in the eyes of those in the hierarchy of Devon and Somerset fire brigade.

Whilst Devon faces major swinging cuts in fire cover and manpower, fire Chief Paul Young and four other senior fire officers were awarded "more than £109,000 in wage increases". Their cynicism knows no bounds and I cannot believe how people in positions of power such as this can expect any respect from the fireman on the ground. This is at a time when fire fighters face daily attacks from yobs and scum whilst attending "shouts" and in some areas are being issued with "DNA" kits to get DNA samples from phlegm, which has been spat at them.

This, stinks and is just another example of mis management, greed and avarice, with public funds.


Saving Petrol

The British Solution to Save Petrol.
Gordon Brown wants us to cut the amount of petrol we use......

The best way to stop using so much petrol is to deport 3 million illegal immigrants!

That would be 3 million less people using our petrol. The price of petrol might come down..... Then
Bring our troops home from Iraq to guard the Channel....

When they catch an illegal immigrant crossing the Channel, hand him a canteen, rifle and some ammo and ship him to Iraq ...

Tell him if he wants to come to Britain then he must serve a tour in the military defending the freedoms that our troops have been fighting for....

Give him a soldier's pay while he's there and tax him on it.....

After his tour, he will be allowed to become a citizen since he defended this country.....

He will also be registered to be taxed and be a legal resident..... .

This option will probably deter illegal immigration and provide a solution for the troops in Iraq and the aliens trying to make a better life for themselves.. .....

If they refuse to serve, ship them to Iraq anyway, without the canteen, rifle or ammo.....
Problem solved.....

If you think this is a good solution to both the problems, forward it to your friends. .........

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Nice Quote

Found today on a friends webspace....

The very existence of flamethrowers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, "You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I'm just not close enough to get the job done."


Tuesday, December 11, 2007


"AMENDED POST" The following post has been shown to be incorrect and part of a circulating e mail, falsely claiming the removal of the holocaust from the national curriculum.

Please see this link for more info:



It is a matter of history that when Supreme Commander of the Allied
Forces, General Dwight Eisenhower, found the victims of the death camps, he ordered all possible photographs to be taken, and for the German people from surrounding villages to be ushered through the camps and even made to bury the dead.

He did this because he said in words to this effect: 'Get it all on record now - get the films - get the witnesses - because somewhere down the track of history some bastard will get up and say that this never happened.'

In Memorial

This week, the UK removed The Holocaust from its school curriculum because it 'offended' the Muslim population which claims it never occurred.

This is a frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the world and how easily each country is giving into it.

It is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in Europe ended.

This email is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the
6 million Jews,
20 million Russians,
10 million Christians
and 1,900 Catholic priests
who were murdered, massacred, raped, burned, starved and humiliated while the German and Russia peoples looking the other way.

Now, more than ever, with Iran, among others, claiming the Holocaust to be a `myth`, it is imperative to make sure the world NEVER forgets.

This email is intended to reach 40 million people worldwide.

Be a link in the memorial chain and help distribute this around the world.

Don't just delete this. It will take a minute to pass this along.

'All that is necessary for the triumph of evil, is for good men to do nothing'.
Edmund Burke

Monday, December 10, 2007

Happy Birthday

Hey diddle e dee! it's birthday time for me, well at least it was on Friday. Today its the ex's birthday. So big birthday hugs to Rosemary, who is suffering from the nasty cold doing the rounds. Keep smiling xxxx

Happy Anniversary to me...

Only 11 days to go....yeeee harrrr!!! and its my anniversary. No not my wedding anniversary, but the third anniversary of me being knocked of my motorcycle and injured by that blind piece of human excrement TIM CHADWICK I am sure good old Tim will be enjoying the festive season with his "Born again Christian mates" all having a little jolly at this festive time. Well "Timmy Baby" I wont be having a jolly, because i am still suffering, looking forward to another visit to a back specialist on the 21st, because i am losing the feeling in my toes. Oh and of course your stinking insurance company still haven't settled. Because "oh yes, I forgot" you driving half a ton of ******* toyota into me, didn't cause me any long term problems, just exacerbated a pre existing condition!!! I do hope you never break any limbs in a ******* car accident, coz guess bloody what, once they have healed, I might just pop round and break them again, after all, they couldn't charge me, because i would only be exacerbating a pre existing condition!!! YOU ******
All I can say at this festive time of year, is "I hope you choke to ****ing death on a stuffing ball" at least you will get to meet your "chum upstairs"

Fuel Protest

I haven't been blogging for a while, but news of merit!! The action group transaction 2007 are organising a new round of fuel protests from Saturday 15th December. Look out for them at


Sign up and give them your ideas and support as to how we can protest about this total abuse of taxation!!


Saturday, July 28, 2007

Great quote I heard today..

If you keep on doing what you have always done, you will only end up with what you always got.....

Now there's a recommendation to change!!

Sunday, July 01, 2007

If you are searching the net for a T Shirt with a difference, visit the guys at :


For some original T Shirts, which you will not find else where. You can even submit designs of your own, such as the superb "Communist Party"pictured by "Tom Burns" or the superb "Pie Chart" by "Graham Dobson". Well worth a look.

Proof that blogging has been around for ages.

An early illustration of a "Blogger" using the early version of "Windows" only able to "Scroll" in one direction and with limited ability to cut,copy and paste, the early Bloggers still managed to produce some fine work.

been writing to the Western Morning News Again

Not particularly normal of me to write such a politicized letter, we will see if they publish it, although having had one in the E and E last week and one in the WMN this, i may be pushing my luck..

I was sad to read in the papers on Wednesday that Tony Blair was finally leaving us, but my sadness was for only one single reason!

That reason, being Gordon Brown. For if Tony was bad, I think Gordon will be a complete disaster. The advantage, if any, with Blair, was that although he was busy ruining the country, he loved to "posture" on the world stage and therefore did not, luckily for us, concentrate his energies 100% on the destruction of this country and its institutions. Gordon however, seems far less of an "international politician" and I fear "Tony's legacy" will pale into insignificance, in relation to Gordon’s.

With interest, I scanned the national media to see the comments of Blair’s acolytes on the fantastic achievements of his years in power and I could not believe my eyes to read some of the complete drivel with which he was being credited. How can anyone, however deluded, be fooled into thinking that he has: A: improved the NHS. B: lowered unemployment C: improved care for the elderly and disabled or most laughably D: reduced crime in this country and “brought peace and democracy to Iraq”!! Even living as we do, in a beautiful area of the country, it would be hard for anyone to accept any positive aspect of “Blair’s Britain”.

Whilst I would be the first to admit, that David Cameron and the Conservatives are no better. Bestowing honours upon TB, for his great works is a total "crock" The man and his government have taken this country to "Hell in a handcart" and mark my words, it will only get worse.

As a nation, we need to “wake up” and "smell the beans", to look around ourselves and observe the hospitals, riddled with infections, look at the thousands of bureaucrats, behind the scenes. See the money that this government haemorrhage's away into quangos and spin-doctors. Watch the local councils and see them closing old peoples homes and homes for disabled kids, due to “a lack of funding”, whilst advertising jobs at 40k a year for "outreach workers", or "ethnic minority inclusion officers" etc. Whilst the burden of ever increasing council taxation allied to reductions in services affect our daily lives and the insidious introduction of environmental taxes on us, as a means of “stealth taxation” actually does nothing for the environment, merely funds more beaurocracy and regulation.

Look in your shopping trolley and if you are lucky enough to be able to read after having exited our "dumbed down education system", read the labels, see where your food and shopping comes from. Observe how little we produce anymore and how much we rely on imports of food and vital products. Take in the environment around you, observe the litter, the drabness, the state of our roads and utilities and ask yourself why? Where are our taxes spent?

Walk the streets of any town and feel the cold chill of fear that now stalks many former havens of peace and tranquillity. Ask yourself, "do I feel safe?". When was the last time you saw a police officer? Even worse, when was the last time you held a Police officer, a Judge or a politician in any form of respect? When was the last time that you saw a criminal adequately punished for crimes against the innocent?

Our police forces have become politicised beyond belief and are now little more than some sort of “eastern European Stasi” more interested in enforcing “PC government dictats” than making our streets safe for all. The legal and judicial system has become a “cash cow”, with millions being made on legal aid and compensation claims, whilst true justice for the victims of real accidents and crimes has become a joke. Those people who “make the laws”, administer and run the legal system and also much of government, make “true justice” a mere “pipe dream”, but allow themselves a dangerously large amount of power, over all of us “mere mortals”

These, unfortunately are the legacies of “Blair’s Britain” and we must ask, “Whatever happened to our Britain”? Sadly though, until we see a great "sea change" in British politics and a return to politics being "For the people and by the people", we as a country will only have ourselves to blame for the mess we have allowed ourselves to become....

I R Woolger

Monday, June 04, 2007

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Bike Accident Blues !!!

In December 2004, whilst on my way to work, the day after taking my "PSV" licence, I was stationary, at a junction astride my trusty classic BMW R100RS. When a "piece of shit" under the name of Tim Chadwick, drove his Toyota Carisma into the back of my motorcycle! Throwing me and the bike accross the road in front of a "Bardon Aggregates truck" coming down the hill . Luckily the trucker was on the ball and managed to avoid running me over. Unluckily the impact was so heavy, it smashed my shaft drive into my gearbox and my bike was written off. Also my back took hell of a beating and due to having body armour in my jacket i was saved serious injury, but put my back out badly which cost me nearly 10 weeks of work and the inability to drive long distances or be imobile for any length of time.

The fuckwit who ran me off the road said "dont worry I wont try and get out of it, I go to church!!!", "it was my fault". There a f**king surprise, too busy talking to GOD, to keep his eyes on the road. Using divine guidance, he also managed to not be prosecuted by Devon and Cornwall Constabulary for dangerous driving, but had to do a "driver awareness course intead"

On the other hand, Bennets insurance (MONEY GRABBING SCUM) paid me the grand sum of £1000 quid for my bike, even though it was a classic worth nearer £2500 and Direct Line (CHADWICK INSURERS/SCUM ALSO) have paid me for my time of work, but still owe me my excess of 200 quid, new helmet/jacket and nearly a grand in medical expenses plus compensation for having to give up my bus driving job. This is now 2 years and 5 months on, yet it is still dragging on, even though the solicitors acting for me are "bike claims specialists" I am sat writing this "pumped up on pain killers", after having had a strenuous day. Feeling bitter about the whole affair. Someone said to me that I should be glad I wasn't crushed by the truck!! Tell you f**king what, I think it would have been less agro and at least the "born again christian wanker" would have paid for his crap driving and I wouldn't be in pain and angry. So the moral of this tale is, if involved in an accident and able to still use your fists, ensure that you beat the living shit out of the person who hit you, then claim you "were in shock" at the subsequent court hearing. At least you will have the satisfaction of knowing some one else is sharing your pain! Also let this be a warning, when following a vehicle with a "fish symbol" on the bumper/rear window etc. STEER CLEAR, the idiot is on "first name terms with GOD!!" he is not concentrating on the road and he will kill you, because death holds no fear for him and he wants to sit at GODS right hand!! You however, if involved in an accident that is not your fault, will suffer pain, anger, frustration, financial loss and hardship, yet you will wait till hell freezes over for the parasites from the insurance companies to settle your case...

So to sum up...

Bardon Aggregates driver = True profesional , still here because he drove well.
Bennetts Insurance = Money Grabbing useless scum
Direct line = As above
Tim Chadwick/Exmouth Devon = Remember these words!!

"That terrible day of the LORD is near. Swiftly it comes – a day when strong men will cry bitterly. It is a day when the LORD's anger will be poured out. It is a day of terrible distress and anguish, a day of ruin and desolation, a day of darkness and gloom, of clouds, blackness, trumpet calls, and battle cries. Down go the walled cities and strongest battlements! "Because you have sinned against the LORD, I will make you as helpless as a blind man searching for a path. Your blood will be poured out into the dust, and your bodies will lie there rotting on the ground."

(Zephaniah 1:7:18 NLT)

Ooops almost forgot, Mr XXXXX, consultant back specialist, out to prove that my accident symptoms were already pre existent or only exacerbated by my accident injury. Another parasite, suffering from usual consultant problem, believing himself to be on the same level as God!! (I,ve met better witch doctors!)

Last but not least, my chiropractor Julie Englefield, from Sidmouth Chiropractic centre. More talent in one finger than a room full of consultants. Thanks to her, my recovery was helped no end. I can recommend her to anyone who has a back problem.

Afew funny photos to lighten life!!

Amazing what photoshop can do!

Not Inspired of late.

Well well, inspiration has hit a low at present, not enough in the world to whinge about!! So haven't blogged lately. The news is depressing and the weather has gone to rats. I have got a 55 mile cycle ride on 24th June for Cancer relief and I did my knee in at work a couple of weeks ago. That is giving me a bit of stick, as i am trying to train. Totally fed up with politics in this country, there is no credible alternative to Labour, so we continue to suffer at the hands of a corrupt and despotic dictatorship, with the joy of looking forward to having Gordy as PM. (oh joy)

A tee shirt I saw sums it up, it read....

A Kingdom is run by a "KING"

A Dictatorship is run by a "DICTATOR"

Looks like we must be living in a "COUNTRY"!!!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Key Workers!!!!!

On Friday, I caught a whinging whining report on the BBC, about how the poor hard done by, "KEY WORKERS" couldn't afford houses in todays market. We where treated to the sight of one poor soul, who informed us "she had been to university" but couldn't aford a house.!!!

My heart nearly broke with unhappiness for her, I mean, what would one do, all that training, those high wages and now, no house in her price band. What a sad sad tale of woe!! Forget the poor checkout girl on minimum wage at Tesco, or the council street sweeper, neither of whom earn enough for a cardboard box on the streets, let alone a house.... But of course, they are merely lower class in the eyes of our graduate teacher and therefore not needing to have a roof and four walls.

Why is it the media and the government are fixated on "key workers". All workers are important and to my mind, all equally in need of house to live in. The "key workers" seem to think that they should be a special case, why ? i cannot fathom, lets have affordable housing for all as a government aim, not just for a small minority of elitist whingers.

On a cheery note, i attended the annual "Tuckers Maltings beer Festival" in Newton Abbot on Friday. 200 beers to try and a superb event not to be missed. Will definately be back next year!!

Big Ian

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

The day off sick!

Yuk, what a horrendous day! felt like shit all last night and was ill going into work. My boss took one look at me and said "GO Home". So not being one to argue, I did and just made it home before projectile vomiting over my cat!!! Laid in bed all day, feeling like a sack of cack and have just crawled out of bed and managed a piece of dry toast.. yeeeharrr it stayed down. No idea what brought that little bug on, but their seem to be loads of bugs and sickness related things about at the moment. Lets hope i feel better in the morning, as I hate letting my fellow workers down, specially as its hectic at the moment.


Tuesday, April 10, 2007

News of the World

Hey, Ho, time for me to critiscise someone whom I have felt the need to support over the past couple of weeks. Our young wren, captured by the iranians. Sorry my dear, but what the hell possessed her, to sell her story to the "News of the world"!!!!

It has been bad enough, the stream of unfounded critiscism which has been aimed at the captives and at women in the military over this matter. But selling your story to the gutter tabloid press takes the biscuit. This has given the "anti" brigade a fistfull of amunition and I am sorry to say, does her cause no good at all.

The decision to allow her, as a serving member of the armed forces, to sell her story, should result in an instantaneous court martial, for whomsoever allowed it!. Whatever did they think they would gain? Whilst I do not doubt her story at all, surely the MOD would have been far better releasing a joint article by all the hostages to explain to the public their ordeal. Thus negating the levels of critiscism levelled at them. To go it alone in this manner has done the "senior service", a great diservice and if any fee has been paid for the story and the interview with Trevor Mc Donald on TV, I feel that all this money should be immediately donated to the armed forces charities, who help those maimed and disabled in combat. Having spoken to some active serving personnel about this whole affair, (both male and female) there is a certain level of disgust about this whole affair, which I feel can do nothing but harm morale and damage relations between men and women serving in the Royal Navy.

The hand of Blair!, seems somewhere to be present in this sorry tale of spin and propaganda I wonder what instructions where given by the government to those who pull the strings at the MOD, in an effort to regain some political standing for "his royal blairness?"
Whilst the way in which we are told the captives were treated, is not up to the standards we would expect. I do not think the way in which we support the Americans treatment and torture of captives at Guantanamo Bay, allows us any moral high ground to critiscise the Iranians for their treatment of our troops...however much I feel their seizure was wrong, we have played a crooked game of international chess with the Iranians for many years and meddled in their internal affairs, been involved in coups and all sorts of skulduggery, so unfortuanately this and incidents like it were always going to happen.

Let us hope that the MOD review its methods and ROE to avoid embarrasing situations like this occurring again.

Big Ian