Sunday, 22 September 2013

Godfrey Bloom must go!

Is it not time for UKIP to put Godfrey Bloom on the compost heap. This buffoon has been wilting for some time and his unacceptable behaviour and off colour remarks (his last one was about sending aid to bongo bongo land) have now worn very thin and should not be allowed to derail UKIPs chances of doing well at the next election. Nigel Farage has done entirely the right thing by removing the whip from this second rate politician, although that doesn't affect his position as an MEP. It effectively means he can no longer take part in formal party business.
Some people mistakenly believe his antics are nothing more than jolly japes, but that misses the point. What is considered fun in a pub atmosphere is not remotely something to be condoned outside those environs. His remark about women being sluts because they don’t clean behind the fridge at a female activist meeting was an absolute gift for lefty luvvies just waiting for this gem. It is true one said she wasn't offended by the remark, and she thought that the media were out to get Bloom because of his recent remarks.

Michael Crick that journalistic dung beetle, made sure that he was there to catch Bloom making a gaff…and of course was duly rewarded. I for one loath and detest Crick, his only reason for turning up where UKIP are concerned is to embarrass them and get it into the news. I have never known Crick (btw who does he work for, Ch4 Ch5 or the BBC?) to ask decent questions at any time of any UKIP politician. Naturally when Crick confronted Godfrey Bloom about the lack of ethnic minorities on the front cover of their party flyer, then sparks began to fly, which is what Crick wanted.
My point is quite a simple one. You have to be highly disciplined when it comes to dealing with the media, and how you handle yourself and reporters is all important. You might call it being PC, well that's fine...but that is the game you have to play whether you like it or not. Nigel Farage is a man with charisma, but he has to surround himself with those he can trust to behave well in the studio and in front of cameras on the street.  Time for UKIP to find a good PR person with first rate media savvy – preferably from an ethnic minority. 

The next election is not that far away...and there is much repair work to be done! 

Friday, 20 September 2013

Smoking to be banned in prisons by 2015

There are around 83,000 inmates here in the UK and about 80% of them smoke, and of course we know that inmates have smoked in prison for decades without so much as a single criticism from anyone…at least as far as one can tell.
But now the Ministry of Justice, has decided in it’s non wisdom, that it needs to run a pilot scheme in Eastwood Park women’s prison in the south of England, to see whether a blanket smoking ban (where have we heard that before?) would be effective. I'm pretty certain that they’ll make sure it’ll work. I bet you are too.
Ex lag Mark Johnson says “The community is volatile even now and I would see an escalation in disturbance, staff assaults riots etc.”.
Joe Simpson from the Prison Officers Association had this to say “We don’t want to see in the future our members suffering from respiratory conditions because nobody protected them from second hand smoke…” Naturally the Howard league for penal reform believes that not enough is being done to rehabilitate prisoners with unprecedented budget cuts and staff shortages present greater problems that need to be addressed first.
With all the concerns that the penal system has to deal with, is a smoking ban really an imperative considering the backlash within prisons that will inevitably occur – is that risk really worth it? No member of the establishment can ever be accused of joined up thinking, and this is no exception. I don’t doubt the half-wit resolve to bring in this ban come what may, but if you want to help prisoners to rehabilitate sensibly then taking away the solace that smoking brings to prisoners, then this is wholly the wrong way to go about it.
Since so many inmates smoke then why not just separate smokers from non-smokers, how difficult would that be, and what I don’t understand is, if inmates can smoke out in the court-yard, then why does this present a problem to anyone else. One would have thought that over the last 50 years or so that continual upgrading in prisons with regard to proper ventilation systems would have been a given, since it would be considered unhealthy to have so many people in such close confinement. On that basis once again SHS does not present a problem at all.
With regard to possible legal action by staff (I don’t think inmates would dare) being brought against inmates or the prison service in general because of SHS, well then I can’t for the life of me see how any substantive case can be made against SHS. What would be the evidence? Is there for example any prior documented evidence of prison staff suffering from any respiratory ailments – and to what degree can that be necessarily attributed to SHS and not confounding factors that we experience in our every day lives? How much time would one have to spend in the presence of a smoker to develop any kind of respiratory effect?  Let’s be honest if any such case was ever going to be brought, then it would have happened before now....don't you think?

Look forward to seeing the outcome of this – how about you?

The more intelligent of you can continue 
but the rest must move on

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Smokers withdraw your services

I was thinking about this the other day when reading yet another regulation that anti-smoking zealots are hoping to see brought in with regard to outside areas, particularly where children are present, and where we smokers are gradually being squeezed from more and more. 
Of course this isn't something that is solely done to its inhabitants on this poxy little island of ours, it largely began and took root over the pond in New York under that monumental twat Mayor Bloomberg.
Anyway the point of my post is that perhaps we should as decent honourable citizens begin to withdraw our services from the whole of society, and this could be our way of making our own small but significant protest against the shabby way we're being treated on a daily basis.
Just recently I received a request from my local county council asking me if I would like to join my local tenants association. Here is my reply.

 “Dear XXX

Thank you for your letter asking me if I would like to become a member of the local tenants association on XXXXXX court. However since the smoking ban I have become a social pariah as a result of relentless persecution. So, unless and until the smoking ban is repealed and I can be welcomed back into social society with my head held high, then I have no intention of once again becoming a fully active member of society".

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,


This is only small of course, and there are many other examples of how we can withdraw our labour or input in some way that we can have some small influence, and I'll tell you what...the thought of doing this makes me feel a whole lot better.
I would also like to think that more important smoking members of society, by that I mean those with more influence than me, can show their resistance by telling those in authority they don't wish to participate in something that may be of use to society in general since we smokers are no longer an integral part of this country of ours. It doesn't matter what background you might come from, but it does matter that your voice is heard in this way...I wonder if Forest could do a campaign along these lines?
Perhaps we could form a group called ASH (Action against Smoker Harassment), what a hoot eh?

‘Unless and until the smoking ban is repealed then we do not consider ourselves active members of society’.

Hmm...I might just do a logo.
Oh's one I did earlier.

I make no apologies for this image. Here's a booted and suited cunt if ever there was one!

Just in case you forgot this piece of shite.