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Labour official caught in the dunnies taking snaps

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Sigh…it is always the Labour party that is caught pants down with the boys.

A Labour Party secretary in the London Borough of Croydon has been suspended after secretly filming men urinating in the toilets at the Centrale shopping centre.

David Christison, who was ward secretary for West Thornton and a former council candidate, admitted videoing and photographing men at least 30 times for sexual gratification between 2010 and 2013.¬† Read more »

Meh, let him jump

Bet Len does this next

Len Brown is intent on charging us for rubbish collections we already pay for in our rates and is spending like a drunken sailor on his pet projects.

He is going to need more revenue off of ratepayers, what’s the bet he is looking at solutions like this:

Councils that use spy cameras to enforce parking rules are making nearly nine times more in motorists’ fines than authorities which do not use them.

Official figures show that councils which are using CCTV to enforce parking rules made £49.35 per household last year.

This compares to just £5.69 per household in councils which do not have them. The figures come ahead of a consultation on a ban to stop councils using cameras to snap people parking illegally, which closes next week.

Government figures show a quarter of councils in England ‚Äď 70 out of 288 ‚Äď currently use CCTV cameras to enforce parking rules.

This often means that drivers who unwittingly park in a loading bay can receive a fine through the post weeks later. ¬†¬† Read more »

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So fake and far fetched it’s frickin’ funny: The fraud of emotive campaigning

I was watching TV last night and saw an ad come on which I started thinking was a bit of a piss take. Turns out I was right, even if the effect it had wasn’t intentional. This ad by Greenpeace encapsulates almost everything I hate about the communist¬† socialist¬† Green movement. One thing I can’t stand is emotive campaigning which is so often used by the far left, and captures so many of those targeted people who have trouble keeping their emotions in check over rational thought and logical common sense. These are the kind of tactics that could get a potential left wing government into power. ¬†Not so much the major party, but the coattail riders like the Green Party whom would be required to get the numbers. To get those numbers isn’t too hard, just throw around a bit of emotional abuse to make people feel guilty about something that never has, or never will happen, BINGO: there goes your votes.

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Looks like Global Warming is giving it a miss again

Several news items suggest that despite the moaning and propaganda of the warmists it appears that global warming is nowhere to be seen, even in the summer of the Antarctic.

An Antarctic-bound ship spent Christmas awaiting rescue after the ship became wedged in thick sheets of sea ice.

The ice-breaker Akademik Shokalski set sail for the sub- Antarctic and Antarctica from Bluff on a mission of science and discovery, which sailed on November 28.

The month-long Australasian Antarctic Expedition is following in the footsteps of explorer and scientist Sir Douglas Mawson, one century on.

Central Otago woman Nicole Kerr is one of the crew members.

Omakau-raised Ms Kerr was on board the Akademik Shokalski as a chef.

The ship had been on a multi-day tour from New Zealand to visit several sites along the edge of Antarctica.The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) received a distress call on this morning, notifying the rescue co-ordination centre that the ship was trapped in ice and would need help.

It is not known how long the ship has been unable to break free from the ice floes. ¬† Read more »

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It appears to be more expensive to live here than in the UK

The left-wing are all enthralled to promote the so-called “living wage”. A magical number pulled from an Anglican minister’s arse that is supposedly the required amount needed for a worker with a family of two kids to “survive”.

In New Zealand it has been set at $18.40.

Now compare that with the UK. The Guardian reports:

More than 30,000 low-paid workers are set for a pay rise of up to £400 a year after an increase in the living wage.

The voluntary rate will increase by 20p an hour to ¬£7.65 outside¬†London. It is higher than the legal minimum wage, which stands at ¬£6.31 an hour for over-21s. The London living wage rate is increasing from ¬£8.55 an hour to ¬£8.80. ¬† ¬† Read more »

Green dreams are giving way to hard economic realities

Turns out we can’t afford a Green future, and the world is waking up to the fact that Green politics are simply not … sustainable. ¬†And more amazingly still, more and more of the MSM are getting off the Global Warming and Green merry-go-round.

As country after country abandons, curtails or reneges on once-generous support for renewable energy, Europe is beginning to realise that its green energy strategy is dying on the vine. Green dreams are giving way to hard economic realities.

Slowly but gradually, Europe is awakening to a green energy crisis, an economic and political debacle that is entirely self-inflicted.

The mainstream media, which used to encourage the renewables push enthusiastically, is beginning to sober up too. With more and more cracks beginning to appear, many newspapers are returning to their proper role as the fourth estate, exposing the pitfalls of Europe’s green-energy gamble and opening their pages for thorough analysis and debate. Today, European media is full of news and commentary about the problems of an ill-conceived strategy that is becoming increasingly shaky and divisive.

A study by British public relations consultancy CCGroup analysed 138 articles about renewables published during July last year in the five most widely circulated British national newspapers: The Sun, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail and Daily Mirror, which enjoy a combined daily circulation of about 6.5 million.

‚ÄúThe analysis revealed a number of trends in the reporting of renewable energy news,‚ÄĚ the study found. ‚ÄúFirst and foremost, the temperature of the media‚Äôs sentiment toward the renewables industry is cold. More than 51 per cent of the 138 articles analysed were either negative or very negative toward the industry.‚ÄĚ

More than 80 per cent of the articles appeared in broadsheet titles The Times, The Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mail, the report says, ‚Äúbut 55 per cent of these articles were either negative or very negative about the industry‚ÄĚ.

I suspect our MSM will take some time to follow the trend, as they are so heavily invested in anything that can take Teflon John down a few pegs. ¬†And they wouldn’t altogether be unhappy to be reporting on a Green-led coalition government either.

It’s like waking up the morning after a great party, and it’s time to clean up and go to work. ¬†Reality has come knocking on the door of Green pipe dreams.

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How big are her balls? Woman of the Year surely?

An incredibly brave mother of two and cub scout leader confronted the crazed Woolwich killers and attempted to talk them down:

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A cub scout leader confronted terrorists just seconds after they had beheaded a soldier asking them to hand over their weapons and warning them: “It is only you versus many people, you are going to lose.”

A mother-of-two described tonight how she put her own life on the line by trying to persuade the soldier’s murderers to hand over their weapons.

Cub scout leader Ingrid Loyau-Kennett selflessly engaged the terrorists in conversation and kept her nerve as one of them told her: ‚ÄúWe want to start a war in London tonight.‚ÄĚ

Mrs Loyau-Kennett, 48, from Cornwall, was one of the first people on the scene after the two Islamic extremists butchered a soldier in Woolwich, south east London.

She was photographed by onlookers confronting one of the attackers who was holding a bloodied knife.¬† Read more »