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Didn’t want to say anything but are you all on summer vacation? I have a few days coming up, my last rest time for a while. Enjoy the heat wave!
Operation Yewtree and Operation Midland proved not only that the UK police are incompetent but also mendacious. High profile names are now banding together in FAIR Falsely Accused Individuals for Reform. It is ineluctable that anonymity will be regranted and that Britain faces yet another defeat at the ECHR Strasbourg.
Turkey’s main opposition party, the Republican People’s Party (CHP) candidate Ekrem Imamoglu second times in just three months won the rerun Istanbul mayoral election on June 23 by receiving 54.2 percent of the votes after on March 31 elections
He totally deserved the win!
Since 1994 Istanbul has been under Erdogan’s Islamic repressive mindset, in addition this, Istanbul is like the goose that lays the golden eggs for the Islamists and now the Istanbulites killed Erdogan’s goose!
Islamists’ dark clouds over stanbul is now offically come to end!
I think the rerun election result is also the beginning of the end for Erdogan, because Turkish people realised his arrogance and his the worst mistake that he reshaped Turkey’s constitutional structure that means Turkey is no longer democracy.
By the result of Istanbul election a new era is dawning for the better future of Turkey and our hope is rising!
For the first time,the people who have different political views come together against Erdogan.
Not just as an unyielding democrat and anti-Islamist I also support Ekrem Imamoglu because he speaks like a true Istanbulite gentleman we miss for years!
Istanbul and he match each other perfectly, I wish him the best of the luck in his mayoralty 🙏🏻
This profoundly unsettling question was posted on my local village residents’ Fbook page half an hour ago.
It’s one of those posts which are put up in the a la mode style of being highlighted against a large square of lurid colour, in this case purple and mauve.
Perhaps it’s that background which seems to give the words such mournful resonance.
After some consideration, I feel that there’s no satisfactory answer to the profoundly unsettling question which has been put before us in such dramatic fashion. Were the chip van even to reappear, things will never be the same. Our existential angst can never disappear.
There were some well-meaning attempts at reassurance by other residents, such as ”he’s been to cherry Waye” (sic). Though welcome, such attempts can never dispel my unease. It’s not as if I ever used the chip van – but the very thought of its presence in my neighbourhood, with those lovely deep-fat fried smells, and the cheerful customers getting their hallowed chip calories handed to them, all nicely wrapped up, through the van’s side aperture, was enough to make one feel that one was part of the community and – perhaps rather a quick jump here – an ordered universe, in which one had one’s rightful place.
Now I feel things will never be the same, having read ”why don’t the chip van come no more?”
It has been a fascinating few days. Journalists on almost all ‘papers have been behaving like teenagers who have just fallen in love for the first time. But I don’t think it was sex. Many of the besotted scribes are heterosexual men who found themselves having ludicrous crushes on another man. And hardened editors, thought to be immune to this sort of nonsense, have been going weak at the knees whenever that wonderful name has been mentioned. Continue reading →
I’m an out-and-out Brexiteer. As such, the last thing I want is a Remainer as next Tory leader and PM. But I will say this about Rory Stewart: despite his Messiah complex, deplorably fascistic-liberal tendencies (exemplified by the notion that, if necessary, he’d hold an alternative ‘parliament’ in the form of a ‘People’s Assembly’ made up of suitable bien-pensants drawn up from a limited list – presumably of his choosing), yes, despite this he’s an intriguing candidate with an impressive background, as you can see from his Wikipedia page, which is well worth getting acquainted with. His star is undoubtedly on the rise, and his contribution to national life, one way and another, is likely to be considerable in the future, unless he throws a tantrum and chucks it all away.
That Wikipedia page:
This afternoon, just after the one o’clock news on Radio 4 (the Home Service as was), there was a programme about bias on the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky Television. Mostly, and quite rightly, since we all have to fund the BBC on pain of being sent to prison, it was about the BBC. I regret my mind was elsewhere when the programme started (we do, after all, celebrate the Holy Trinity today). But something said by someone caught my attention after a few minutes and I began to concentrate.
Once I realised what the programme was about my immediate assumption was that it was just going to be the BBC denying the obvious (that it is generally biased in favour of the centre-left). But that was unfair of me. The presenter was extraordinarily open minded and quite prepared to accept that many of his colleagues were not. Indeed, as the discussion continued, it became apparent that the existence of the bias was not being seriously disputed. But the point was made, and it is one with which I entirely agree, that the bias is just as much a problem for Mr Corbyn’s hard left as it is for moderate Conservatives. BBC employees, even those who perform on the Today programme, find it just as difficult to accept that Momentum is a good thing as they find it to accept that a mainstream Conservative is not appallingly evil. The exceptionally silly defence frequently put forward by the BBC, that it can’t be biased because both Tories and hard left Labour complain in equal measures, was not being advanced in the programme. It was the first time I had heard any BBC employee accepting the obvious, that it was possible to be biased in favour of the centre-left and to be opposed by both the hard left and the right. Continue reading →