Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Quotes of the day

"Theresa May has the personal warmth, wit, oratorical ability and attractiveness of an Indesit fridge freezer which has been faultily connected by a man called Trevor for five quid, cash in hand, and which is now full of decomposing Findus Crispy Pancakes."

Rod Liddle

(Read more here). 

“It’s the Islamification of radicalism that we need to investigate, not the radicalization of Islam."

“The large majority of Al-Qaida and Islamic State jihadis, including the Manchester attacker Abedi, commit suicide attacks not because it makes sense strategically from a military perspective or because it’s consistent with the Salafi creed. These attacks don’t weaken the enemy significantly, and Islam condemns self-immolation as interference with God’s will. These kids seek death as an end-goal in itself.”

Olivier Roy

(Read more here).

"Hungary and Japan are paying the price for their racism.

Zero terror attacks, no mass rapes and a strong unified culture.

Who'd envy that?"

Paul Joseph Watson

"This is like some dystopian sci fi story in which people get taken over by some kind of alien virus. Trump RE-ASSERTS American leadership in the Middle East, South China Seas and with Russia. Euroweenies cement fifty years of anti-Americanism by throwing huge tantrums, and Germany moves to cement its thirty year project of gaining European domination by other means.

Trump's predecessor openly avowed a policy of withdrawing America from leadership.

And who gets criticised for 'surrendering US leadership'?

These people have gone mad. It's not "as if" they've gone mad - they really have."

Peter Risdon

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Jeremy Corbyn on 'Women's Hour' yesterday. I remember when 'Women's Hour' was about recipes.

In this video clip, John McDonnell says democracy doesn't work and advocates "insurrection" against the British state.


  1. Wow, a journalist really had the courage to badger a politician repeatedly for avoiding a question? Much respect!

  2. I would disagree with Mr. Roy that these terror attacks don't weaken the enemy significantly. For one, I personally know people who changed their routines because of fear (they fly less, they avoid crowded areas, etc). I know quite a number of people who avoid going to Western Europe (what a shame!) specifically because of the terror threat. And the threat of repeated attacks is more insidious - it can lead to the creation of a police state (see the NSA in the US), loss of trust in society, ethnic hatred, aversion to trade and openness to foreigners, and a number of other intangible things that can lead to the destruction of a developed society. If it leads to war, especially a prolonged war such as the one which sunk the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, the terrorists will have won.


  3. Brendan O'Neill:

    "I do wish people would stop calling Corbyn a politician of principle, a leader who "at least has some convictions". There were two interesting things about him -- his opposition to the EU and his desire to scrap nuclear weapons -- and he ditched them both. He sacrificed them at the altar of expediency, to hold together his party's fragile and increasingly untenable alliance between a metropolitan clerisy that fears democracy and a working-class base that quite likes it. At least May has the excuse of having always been a technocrat; Corbyn must live with the shame of having willingly turned himself into one in the interests of holding on to power. He's Blair without the makeover."