Tuesday, 7 October 2008


There was a quite nauseating headline in the Yorkshire Post this morning. You can read the full report here.

It's nauseating because the editor has tried to soften the story with the inclusion of the word 'friends' in the headline. Friends is a positive word, it's a 'nice' word and has been used to influence the reader not to think of the two defendants as Islamic extremists bent on murder, but as just a couple of ordinary 'friends'.

It's the manipulation of a news story in order to make it more ethnic friendly. It happens every day in the media and in the past has been swallowed hook, line and sinker by the public. But thankfully, at last, people are waking up it this ruse and now it is starting to work the opposite way.

Once people are ware of this 'king's clothes' scam they are shouting from the roof tops about bias in favour of the ethnic minorities.

Can you imagine the Yorkshire Post carrying a similar headline when reporting on the Nick Griffin and Mark Collett trial at Leeds Crown Court, "Friends talk about stopping immigration" . . . I don't think so some how.

I know for a fact that yesterday morning, officers from the Anti-Terrorist Squad were 'over the moon' that the Metropolitan Police's Black Officers Association had called for a boycott by all ethnic minorities from joining the Met. It is a major worry of those trying to keep the British people safe from the Islamic terror campaign, that their ranks might be infiltrated by those seeking to use the cover of being a police officer to perpetrate their bombing campaign.

But sadly, their euphoria was short-lived. Just hours later the Met's Muslim Police Association said that it wouldn't be taking part in the boycott and it urged more young Muslims to join the Metropolitan Police. I expect there might be some 'friends', just like the ones referred to in the Yorkshire Post, rushing to join up.

Just for the record we polled 6% in the Redcar by-election last Thursday. I thought that was quite an encouraging vote, but when I spoke (at length) with North East Regional Organiser Ken Booth, yesterday, he said that he had been hoping for a slightly better vote.

It's a quarter to nine and the FTSE is already up by over 100 points which is a 2% rise. Whatever happens for the rest of the day doesn't matter to the city slickers who bought low just before the close of business yesterday. They have already sold at a higher price this morning and made their profit so they can spend the rest of the day in the pub. Great life isn't it.


Peter said...

I would not be at all surprised if they started to push for their own separate Police force...OK I know this is not going to happen but wouldn't they just love that.

Iceland's second biggest bank has gone into receivership, Royal Bank of Scotland's share price is critical, looks like another interesting day Martin.

alanorei said...

Re: Redcar vote, thank you for your comments, Martin. You can get all the details from the official sources up here but as one who was involved, I think the main explanation is that the turkeys are still voting for Christmas.

That said, a lot of voters, about 55%, no doubt voted for the Lib Dem candidate because he is a local individual who does a lot of community work and as you'll appreciate, the NE (certainly this area south of the Tees) is not as 'enriched' as other parts of the country - though the picture is changing, not for the better. They also voted in protest against Labour.

Our candidate didn't live in the ward, so that counted against us. We also had the 'Hope Not Hate' group out in force on the Saturday before the vote, distributing their anti-BNP literature. (We spoke to two of them, students, one male, one female, and the exchange was quite cordial. We may have altered their perception of us. Later, a crowd of about 12-16 appeared, led, we think, by a local councillor, and tried to provoke a slanging match, from which we soon walked away and continued leafleting.)

Without the HNH contingent, it is possible our share of the vote may have been closer to about 8%. As it was, 106 voters in a ward contested for the first time, opted for the Party. If even 5-10% of them became activists, that would be most encouraging.

What is also significant is that the turnout was 38.4%, i.e. 6 out of 10 voters there are so disillusioned with local politics they did not even bother to exercise their electoral privilege.

Hopefully, the Party can get its message across that this privilege is about to be taken away, at national level, unless the 'old gangers' are dislodged via the ballot box.

We did receive a good few positive comments on the doorstep and quite a few VoFs were handed out.