Which of these UK Responses on the #alfieevans case is a parody and which one is real?

John Dickinson: What's so terrible about being called an Englishman? The English don't seem to mind. Dr. Benjamin Franklin: Nor would I, were I given the full rights of an Englishman. But to call me one without those rights is like calling an ox a bull. He's thankful for the honor, but he'd much rather … Continue reading Which of these UK Responses on the #alfieevans case is a parody and which one is real?

Review: Season 4 of Peaky Blinders

By John Ruberry Season four of the post First World War-set British gangster drama Peaky Blinders returned to Netflix ten days ago. It aired last month on the BBC. Read my review of the first three seasons here. For the uninitiated, the show is about, yes, the Peaky Blinders; who are named for the razor … Continue reading Review: Season 4 of Peaky Blinders

Review: Peaky Blinders so far

By John Ruberry Most of the main characters in Hell on Wheels, my last Netflix binge-watching adventure, were shaped, and scarred, by the American Civil War. In this BBC 2 television show, Peaky Blinders, set in Birmingham, England beginning in 1919, World War I casts its shadow over the lead characters. Three seasons have been … Continue reading Review: Peaky Blinders so far

Obama the internationalist sticks his nose into UK politics

By John Ruberry Colonel Ahmed: "Not the President of America, sir. The President of Earth." Doctor Who, Death in Heaven. Not content with "fundamentally transforming" America, Barack Obama is in Europe right now causing mischief. During a joint press conference with German Prime Minister Angela Merkel that concluded a few hours ago Obama praised her open … Continue reading Obama the internationalist sticks his nose into UK politics

I’m old enough to remember when Britain was a Free Country

Thug:  You're Mr. Sherlock Holmes ain't ya Sherlock Holmes:  Yes. Thug:  I wouldn't come down here if I was you.  This is Limehouse and we don't fancy you're sort of bloke in these parts. Dr. Watson:  the fellow's absolutely right shouldn't we... Sherlock Holmes:  Quiet Watson,This is still a free country a man may walk … Continue reading I’m old enough to remember when Britain was a Free Country

The #UNEXPECTEDLY Chronicles: JihadWatch and the British Legal System

The latest in our series of posts that will not surprise any person who has been paying attention. Today’s installment comes a post from Robert Spencer's Jihad's Watch on a case in England from this story in the Indian Express An Indian-origin Islamist activist facing trial on terrorism charges skipped bail and fled the country … Continue reading The #UNEXPECTEDLY Chronicles: JihadWatch and the British Legal System

An Independent Scotland: The Great Socialist Experiment

Gandhi: Mr. Kinnoch, I beg you to accept that there is no people on Earth who would not prefer their own bad government to the good government of an alien power. Gandhi 1982 12th Doctor: It's good I'm Scottish. I'm Scottish. I am Scottish. I can complain about things, I can really complain about things. … Continue reading An Independent Scotland: The Great Socialist Experiment

England Demonstrates How Race Based Law Enforcement Works

Yesterday Glenn Reynolds linked to a story at the Daily Mail that should make you sick. How fear of being seen as racist stopped social workers saving up to 1,400 children from sexual exploitation at the hands of Asian men in just ONE TOWN The Details as as bad as the headline suggests In August … Continue reading England Demonstrates How Race Based Law Enforcement Works

A Cowardly but Interesting Opening in England

“…if there is one thing I’ve learned in politics, it’s never turn your back on a crumb.” Hubert Humphrey 1957 Robert Spencer tells of an interesting story out of England: Britain plans to classify "Islamist extremism" as a distinct ideology, British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday, as part the government's response to the … Continue reading A Cowardly but Interesting Opening in England

When it comes to Bill Ayers & Pam Geller Ignorance is bliss for the left

One of the things that really fuels success for the left is ignorance. When you have people ignorant of the truth it is easier to sell the message of someone as a Hero and someone else as a villain and two stories today perfectly illustrated this. First we have this from Marquette University where they … Continue reading When it comes to Bill Ayers & Pam Geller Ignorance is bliss for the left

Dear British Home Secretary I formally request to be excluded from England

An open letter to the British Home Secretary: 6/26/12 To The Rt Honorable Theresa May MP Dear Madame Secretary As a defender and advocate of the freedom of speech I would like to formally request denial of entry into the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland. With the decision to exclude Pam Geller … Continue reading Dear British Home Secretary I formally request to be excluded from England

Apparently there are still some standards of decency Islamists can’t cross in England

Great Britain has been remarkably tolerant of radical Islamists in their midst but apparently there are some lines that are beyond the pale in even in England...at least if you are a member of the House of Lords. Lord Ahmed, 53, who in 1998 became the first Muslim life peer, was reported to have made … Continue reading Apparently there are still some standards of decency Islamists can’t cross in England