The Battle of Britain: Is London already lost?

London (or should I perhaps say Londonistan) now has 423 New Mosques. No big deal? Well, how about this? In London, 500 Christian churches have closed!

“London is more Islamic than many Muslim countries put together”, according to Maulana Syed Raza Rizvi, one of the Islamic preachers who now lead “Londonistan”, as the journalist Melanie Phillips has called the English capital. No, Rizvi is not a right-wing extremist. Wole Soyinka, a Nobel Laureate for Literature, was less generous; he called the UK “a cesspit for Islamists”.

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Guest Post: Britain did not defeat the Nazis by holding fatuous candle-lit vigils

Another Moslem terrorist plot, this one successful, unfolded in London a few days ago.? Adrian Elms became Khalid Masood and, as in so very many cases when a Christopher turns into an Abdullah, decided he hated the West, the Jews, the gays, the liberated women and so forth, that they deserved to die, and he was going to make it happen.?(Doesn?t that contrast so vividly with converts to Buddhism simply shaving their heads and changing their diet, converts to Hare Krishna going around banging on gongs, and converts to Judaism getting a separate set of crockery for meat and milk dishes!)? Such attacks are intercepted and thwarted by the dozen all over Europe and the West every single week.? They are so commonplace that they are not even being given much airtime or attention anymore.

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Bill English feels London terrorism feels close to home

Are we ready to have a re-think yet about allowing Muslim immigration to this country?

Apparently not.

Attacks near London’s Westminster Palace feel very close to home for New Zealanders who have visited and called the city home, Prime Minister Bill English says.

In a statement Mr English has condemned the attacks that left five people dead, including a police officer and the alleged assailant on Wednesday (local time).

“Innocent people should never have to fear such violence when going about their daily lives, and New Zealand stands alongside the UK in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism,” he said on Thursday morning. ?? Read more »

This is what happens when you put cats into the public service

I’m not surprised that the mouser at Number 10 isn’t working out.

It’s well known among feline fanatics that Larry the cat is not the best mouser out there.

Number 10 insiders have said in the past that he has been happy to snooze as mice scurry past his nose. ? Read more »

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Humbug: Elwes inspired the character Ebenezer Scrooge CREDIT: HERITAGE IMAGES

The Man Who Inspired Scrooge

?Darkness is cheap, and Scrooge liked it,? wrote Charles Dickens in A Christmas Carol..

Vast inherited wealth did nothing to deter one Georgian gentleman from his mission to be a legendary skinflint.?John Elwes was an 18th century MP who was so notorious for scrimping and saving, he made Scrooge look extravagant.?Mr. Elwes was a miser in the fullest acceptation of the term, and to obtain gold there was no sacrifice that he thought too great; yet he possessed qualities and traits of amiability, that won for him, in spite of his ruling vice, the respect and friendship of many worthy men.

There can be no better example of money not buying happiness than the fabulously wealthy but unbelievably stingy John Elwes, the man widely credited with inspiring the character of Ebenezer Scrooge in Charles Dickens?s?A Christmas Carol?.

Elwes, seems to have learnt his miserable monetary tendencies from his family. His mother inherited about ?100,000 when his father died in 1718, equivalent to a couple of hundred million today, but reputedly starved herself to death because she was too mean to fork out on mundane things such as personal well-being.

The greatest influence on young John?s stinginess, however, was his desire to impress his baronet uncle, Sir Harvey Elwes. Though a typically extravagant rich youth, John changed his ways to try to curry favour with Sir Harvey, an eye on his fabulous fortune.

John Elwes (1714-1789) was born John Meggot. He was orphaned at an early age. His father, a wealthy London brewer named Robert Meggot, was a respected Southwark brewer and died when the boy was only four. His grandfather was Sir George Meggot, MP for Southwark, His mother, Amy, was the granddaughter of Sir Gervase Elwes, 1st Baronet and MP for Suffolk.

His mother, Amy Elwes, died not too long after his father. When she died, the family fortune, an estimated ?100,000 (about $29 million today), passed to her son. With her death, he inherited the family estate including Marcham Park at Marcham in Berkshire (now Oxfordshire), purchased by his father in 1717.

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Nigel Farage pours scorn on London Muslim Mayor Sadiq Khan

The infiltration of Islam into western cultures continues as they take positions of power and further extend the Muslim reach.

Nigel Farage has accused Sadiq Khan of hypocrisy after the Mayor of London invited ambassadors from countries which impose immigration bans on Israelis to City Hall.

At the meeting the Mayor slammed President Trump’s ‘cruel, prejudiced and counterproductive’ policy of banning immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

But representatives from Bangladesh, Brunei, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Pakistan, Sudan, United Arab Emirates and Yemen – which do not allow entry to Israelis – were all welcomed at the reception last night.

Former UKIP leader Mr Farage branded Mr Khan a hypocrite on Twitter and asked why he ‘did not oppose’ those bans.

It’s like we are living in a parallel universe. ?The media, once the filter on the political hype is busily amplifying the lies because anything that’s anti-Trump is justified. ?Why? ?Because Trump has called the media out as liars, and now it’s all on. Read more »

The UKs most hated word is not fit for publication

When words like ' Islam' topped the rankings in the United Kingdom, the organizers were forced to call off the #OneWordMap initiative.

According to its blog, despite thousands of people taking part, Oxford Dictionaries was forced to axe its #OneWordMap initiative due to ‘severe misuse. (Photo: Pixabay)


The Oxford Dictionary ran a campaign in the UK to find out which English word was most hated. The politically correct did not like what they found out so the campaign was abruptly cancelled. As always when people try to hide the truth there will be a backlash to get the truth out. I think we in New Zealand should be aware of what this hated word is. We should not only know what it is we should ask searching?questions about why it is that this word has inspired so much hatred. I am glad?that the word that is hated is not personal and does not refer to an individual. This hatred is not directed at people but at the ideas and laws that this word represents.

If you want to find out what this word is that was so hated and politically incorrect that the campaign was halted, click read more.

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Bruce the Wandering Whale in London

Let me preface this episode by stating that this stop on the whirlwind tour of Europe was primarily at my daughter’s request – I had no real want/need to go back to London, having lived there some thirty years ago. That said, I did enjoy seeing the places I spent most of my time back then.

The immigration queues were as bad (if not worse) than I remember. Back then, this poor Kiwi boy, travelling on a Kiwi passport could only join one of three queues: UK Passport Holders, EEC Passport Holders and Others. This meant that I was always the last one back on the bus, since everyone I travelled with seemed to have either a UK passport or a Patriality stamp.

So, the queue system has slightly improved. There are now only two: UK/EU Passports and Others. No guesses as to which was the longest queue. And unsurprisingly, the bulk of those in the Others queue were obviously from the Middle East. It took us about 45 minutes from joining the queue to getting through.

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“The sinister cloaks of those who would see me hang fill the streets I grew up in”

Milo Yiannopoulos says goodbye to London and explains why. Europe has changed forever and that change makes me more determined than ever to be as offensive and provocative and challenging as I have to be. I am not naturally offensive but my truth telling is labelled offensive and provocative by our MSM who seem determined to usher in our new overlords as soon as possible. If a gay fabulous, libertarian conservative like Milo is prepared to take on the establishment head on then what excuse do I as a heterosexual mother of two have for cowardice?

I?m leaving London?tomorrow, perhaps for the last time, and I can?t say I?m sad. This isn?t my city any more.

I first thought my long absence was the source of my malaise. I?ve been feeling this niggling sense of unease, as though either I had changed or London had changed ? as though we didn?t really know each other any more. I worked it out in the end.?What?s wrong with London is what?s wrong with every major European city now. It?s Islam.

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Members of the Cambridge spy ring. (Photo by Katie Engelhart from the National Archives, London)

Members of the Cambridge spy ring. (Photo by Katie Engelhart from the National Archives, London)

Britain’s Most Infamous Spies Were Drunk and?Loose-Lipped

On May 25, 1951, Donald Maclean and Guy Burgess disappeared.

Four days later,?Maclean’s wife rang the UK Foreign Office, where both men worked, to report that her husband was missing. Security Service investigators would later report that Mrs. Maclean was “rather more annoyed than disturbed” about his departure. Asked why she thought Donald might have fled the UK, she was evasive ? “except to say that when under the influence of drink he did the most extraordinary things.”

It would be five years before the two men resurfaced publicly ? in the heart of Soviet Moscow.

And so began the greatest real-life spy-thriller in modern British history. Soon after they skipped town, Burgess and Maclean were exposed as Soviet spies: double-agents who had been feeding intel to the Kremlin for years, after being recruited from Cambridge University in the 1930s. The two men, along with three associates, would come to be known as the “Cambridge Spy Ring” or “Cambridge Five.”

Back in London, the Foreign Office professed to be dumbfounded. The spies had been slick in their operating. And nobody had seen it coming. So the story goes ? or went.

Signs of Burgess and Maclean’s treachery and ineptitude were manifest and many, and tended to involve inordinate amounts of liquor.

In January 1951, Maclean got wasted a party and admitted to being a card-carrying Communist. “Of course you know I am a Party member,” he slurred. “Have been for years.”

Around that time, officials became aware that Maclean had suffered “a sort of nervous breakdown in Cairo,” while on diplomatic assignment. He had been involved in a “drunken brawl” and broken the leg of a colleague.

Meanwhile, Burgess had been reported to MI5 for “irresponsible and indiscreet behaviour” ? and had been pressured to resign from his post after numerous incidents of “loose talk.” He had a tendency to leave sensitive documents lying around, unattended.

Nevertheless, the two men were maintained in their high-level posts: Maclean, as head of the Foreign Office’s American Department, and Burgess as a diplomat with the Far Eastern Division.

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