Friday, 30 September 2022

Quote Of The Month

Bucko on an interesting twist of the Chris Kaba affair: 

And now:
Chris Kaba's cousin leaves job as Croydon school teacher to 'campaign for justice' full-time
It's funny that. Campaigning for justice is not actually a job, let alone a full time job. It certainly doesn't pay any wages. So how is this altruistic campainger for the opressed and downtrodden, plan to put food on the table? 
Mr Bosela has also started a fundraiser explaining: "The campaign has been and will continue to be lengthy, costly and traumatic for those involved. Due to this, the target goal will be adjusted accordingly to compensate for this and to support the campaigners in their ongoing endeavour to bring the culprits to justice.
Of course! He's going to live off donations to his 'campaigning for justice and not sitting on my arse smoking weed' fund

Post Of The Month

Fahrenheit211 on the troubles in Leicester...

The Culture Wars Are Yours To Lose, Harris...

...and the first shots have been fired:
Philip Pullman has called for an external review of the Society of Authors (SoA), the UK’s largest trade union for writers, illustrators and translators. Earlier this year he stepped down as president of the organisation because he felt he “would not be free to express [his] personal opinion”.

External reviews can throw up all sorts of things... 

In a letter he wrote to the SoA’s council and published by Private Eye this week, Pullman said he resigned because he “felt that the Society did not support me when I was criticised by those who were attacking” Clanchy and her book.
“Instead of looking at the issue calmly, the society (through the management committee and its chair) immediately adopted a position of self-righteous neutrality (as it seemed to me), though more self-righteous than neutral,” the letter continued.

And now Clanchy too has come out swinging. I need to order more popcorn! 

Thursday, 29 September 2022

It's A Great Idea, Therese...

GPs must offer same day appointments to their sickest patients or face being named and shamed in league tables, Therese Coffey will say today.
But aren't you gambling on their ability to feel any shame

Do you think the people who were quite happy to let shivering elderly patients queue up outside the surgeries in winter while the dragons manning the front desk gossipped before eventually hauling their lard arses out of their warm seat and trundling to the door to admit one - or more likely, turn them away - are capable of it? 

The people who feel no shame at hanging this sort of sign up? Interestingly, it's now been taken down...
This will let patients compare their GP’s performance with others nearby and potentially move to one offering a faster service.

That's assuming there's one in the area that's better... 

The Royal College of GPs said last night Miss Coffey had failed to consult it on the changes, which it warned would add to doctors’ workload and have a ‘minimal impact’ on patient care.

Oh, boo hoo! You failed to consult your patients before shutting up shop, didn't you? 

Miss Coffey will also change funding rules so practices can recruit extra staff, allowing GPs to focus on care and freeing up 1million extra appointments a year. And pharmacies will be empowered to manage more medicines without a prescription, which could free up an additional 2million GP consultations.

Better. But how about cutting that funding for lower performing surgeries instead? 

Certain About One...

...but not the other? Why else the use of inverted commas? 

Pro-Putin and Tommy Robinson-aligned group 'Patriots for Britain' held an anti-immigration march at Parliament Square from midday. Anti-fascists (known as 'Antifa'), meanwhile, gathered at nearby Marsham Street to protest at the Home Office just yards away.

And now it's reversed! 

McGinnis tweeted last week: 'The Globalist banks are dragging us into a war with Russia.' His group, which also has links to Britain First, supports withdrawing from the 1951 Refugee Convention.

So what? 

NHP supports imprisoning illegal immigrants for three years and removing migrants from social housing waiting lists.
Both proposals are violations of the Refugee Convention, the Human Rights Act and the European Convention on Human Rights, which was written in part by Churchill himself.

Again, so what? When that was drawn up, the world was a vastly different place. Why must this remain in aspic, preserved forever, when other legislation is being torn up willy-nilly around the world? 

Wednesday, 28 September 2022

Bringing Them To Heel...

Sussex Police released a humiliating apology for defending the gender of a legally male paedophile online, after the Home Secretary said the force should be focusing on 'catching criminals' not 'policing pronouns'.
Well done, Suella! Now do the same with the MSM:
Dixon, who was born John Stephen Dixon, was convicted of 30 counts of indecent assaulted which took place in the late 1980s and 1990s before she transitioned. The youngest of Dixon’s victims was just seven years old at the time.

Stop referring to these people as 'she'. He's a man, and regardless of surgery or a legal document, will always be a man. 

Oh, and since it doesn't have that legal document.... 

The court trying Dixon had heard there was no Gender Recognition Certificate changing their sex from male to female.

And have a word with your counterpart in the justice department, eh, Suella? 

A jury took 17.5 hours to find Dixon - who will do 18 years' time in a women's prison -guilty on the charges, and not guilty on three more.

This is not a woman. So why is he in a women's prison? Get a grip! 

A Worrying Time For Parents...

The 59-year-old teacher told The Mail on Sunday he was concerned that the ‘out-of-the-blue’ request amounted to social transition, which could put the teen on a pathway to irreversible medical treatments.
‘I wanted at least to make sure that my student had parental support and was making an informed decision,’ he said. ‘As a parent myself, I would have been furious if my child had taken this step and I hadn’t been told anything.’

Because the school isn't named, and now every parent in Swindon will be wondering if this is their daughter. 

Mr Lister said he was ‘gobsmacked’ when he approached the safeguarding officers and was told the parents would not be informed about the student’s wish to identify as male in the classroom.
The school’s guide to supporting transitioning students states that staff should ‘maintain confidentiality and only tell others about the person’s trans status with their permission’.

Has anyone ever read anything to utterly bonkers? What, exactly, do they think they are 'safeguarding'? 

Last month the then Attorney General, Suella Braverman, said the law was clear that under-18s could not legally change their gender, meaning schools were under no legal obligation to address children by a new pronoun.
Mr Kruger, MP for Devizes, Wiltshire, said: ‘I am very concerned that a school agreed to affirm a child’s transgender identity without parental consent.
A spokesman for the school said: ‘We are unable to comment.’

You should be commenting. To your lawyers.  

Tuesday, 27 September 2022

Maybe She Should Have To Live Next Door To The Judge..?

A woman who beat up her neighbours in a "ferocious and unprovoked attack" has been spared jail after pleading guilty to two counts of assault and criminal damage.
Sheleta McKenzie, 39, of Carslake Road in Putney, appeared stony faced as Judge Anne Brown sentenced her to an 18-month community order on Wednesday at Kingston Crown Court.

'Stony-faced'..? Does that just mean she didn't celebr... 

Yikes! 
McKenzie had been forced to live in Croydon after she was arrested, as part of bail conditions, but defence lawyer Charles Digby pleaded for her to be allowed back to her home of 23 years rather than be forced out by a restraining order.

Hah, like that's going to be allo... 

One of McKenzie's victims, Helena Perestrello, was inconsolable as she learned her attacker would return to live next door.

*speechless* 

McKenzie was slapped with a restraining order (Ed; As well as being beaten with the ugly stick..?) - while staying at home - which means she could be resentenced with jail time if the long-feuding neighbours begin warring again. She was also handed 15 days of rehabilitation and mandatory mental health treatment which she meekly agreed to comply with as the judge demanded a verbal response.

Presumably because one wasn't forthcoming? Such contempt for a court bending over backwards to be lenient to an undeserving cause once again... 

She also managed to avoid paying compensation of around £1,000 after the judge deemed it would place her under further financial strain as a mum on benefits of around £1,100 a month, which goes towards rent, bills, student debt and feeding herself and her son.

Why not give her a handful of fivers from the poor box while you're at it? 

Mrs Perestrello appeared visibly distressed by this ruling.

As, no doubt, were all the taxpayers reading this.... 

And We Wonder Why They Take A Knee...

A new police recruit was granted permission to take an 8in snail to work in order to help calm his nerves - but it has since died.

*blinks* 

It is believed that West Midlands Police did not receive a complaint because officers were prepped with an unofficial 'wellness' policy that was put in place in an attempt to make sure recruits got through their training.

Why would we want them to? If they can't cope with the training, home they go!  

The rookie officer has since left the force...

Whew! Dodged a bullet there. 

Wait! 

In the latest revelations coming out of the force, sources also revealed that a female officer was permitted to cover her head with a blanked (sic) at her desk as a coping mechanism for her anxiety.

Oh, FFS!!! 

Monday, 26 September 2022

'Ello, 'Ello, 'Ello...

....what's goin' on 'ere, then?
Police chiefs have been told to spend less time on ‘diversity’ and concentrate on fighting crime by new Home Secretary Suella Braverman.
In a letter to chief constables, she reprimanded forces for failing to tackle offences such as burglary, car theft, graffiti and drugs. Her intervention amounted to a call for a ‘back to basics’ approach to policing.

Seems Suella has hit the ground running as well! 

She said the letter was intended to ‘set out my key priorities for the police and our crime-cutting agenda’.

Let's hope they listen. They didn't to Priti, did they? 

The Home Secretary also set out how she wants to increase the number of suspects who are charged with crimes. Latest official figures show crime soared 14 per cent last year to 12.9million offences in England and Wales, but the number of offenders brought to justice slumped to a record low of just one in 16.

I might take issue with the idea that 'justice' is what a lot of them are brought to, but it's a good start, again. Can Liz Truss's Cabinet keep this momentum up? 

We'll see.