Monday, July 27, 2009


Binyam Mohamed (pictured above), the former UK resident who has been locked up in Guantanamo Bay for more than four years, has arrived in Britain. The twin-engined chartered Gulfstream jet carrying him from the US detention base in Cuba landed at the RAF Northolt airbase near London finally ending a total of seven years in custody. Mohamed walked the short distance to the airport terminal, surrounded by police officers and Foreign Office officials who had travelled with him. He is believed to be in poor health after a hunger strike that ended earlier this month. Mohamed, who for some reason has been given interim leave to remain in the UK, was detained for several hours under the Terrorism Act 2000, but was not arrested. He was later released. Mr Mohamed is an Ethiopian who initially came to Britain illegally – but as usual with our politically correct government he managed to fiddle a residents visa. No surprise there then.

Now of course we’re being regaled with stories of his alleged torture and the human rights brigade will be compiling his social benefit claims and his compensation papers as we speak. But why is it OUR problem in the UK ? Why are government ministers like David Miliband gloating over this guy’s arrival in Britain as if some sort of victory had been achieved ? And why is nobody asking this bloke WHY he was in Afghanistan and Pakistan in the first place ? He claims he went there to “kick a drug habit” - funny, but pigs flying over mosques spring to mind yet again, because cold turkey in the middle of a war zone doesn’t strike me as a particularly good idea, even if some there did hold the opinion that firing off rifles and rockets at infidels was a remedial alternative high.

I wonder how long it will be before this bloke is turning up on BBC2 bleating about his “ordeal” ? How long it will be before he’s paraded as yet another New Labour multi-cultural “celebrity” being used to coax out the inner-city Muslim vote ? How long before he’s issuing racist and sectarian bile which will go unpunished because of his “ordeal” ? Now don’t misunderstand me. I’m delighted Mr Mohamed has his freedom. I think he should now get a meaningful, rewarding and well-paid job. I think if he feels he has a case he should now sue the US for compensation, not sponge off the UK . And I think the ludicrously expensive and over-the-top private jet which was provided for him at UK taxpayer’s expense by the stupid New Labour appeasers of radical Islam should have flown him home – to Ethiopia.


In the UK Prince William and Prince Harry Hewitt joined their (alleged) father Prince Charles and the wicked stepmother the Duchess of Cornwall (all pictured above) and other members of the Royal family in London yesterday to pay their respects to the late Queen Mother. A statue of the royal matriarch, who died aged 101 in 2002, was unveiled to form the centrepiece of the £2 million monument. Prince Charles paid a poignant personal tribute to his “darling grandmother” , praising the Queen Mother’s “vitality, ‘unbounded courage and determination” and her “irresistible and irrepressible sense of mischievous humour.” Just what the UK needs during the worst economic crisis in 75 years – £2 million wasted on a statue.


And while we’re on about wasting money and inane nonentities that act like royalty, Tony Blair (pictured above) has come under attack from the Chinese media after he was allegedly paid $500,000 (£237,000) for a 3 – hour trip to a luxury Chinese housing estate. Chinese state press questioned whether the former UK Prime Minister was worth the bumper pay cheque for his whirlwind visit, and claimed that he produced little more than clichés. The controversial visit to Dongguan in China’s southern province of Guangdong happened on Tuesday. Mr Blair stopped at a luxury villa compound built by Guangda Group, a property development company which sponsored his trip, and made a speech. Well I’ve words of consolation for the Chinese people, who can’t speak English and yet heard Blair – we CAN speak English but could never understand what he was on about either. And can we assume now Tony’s globetrotting that the Middle-East peace process is back on track ?


The British Government will exercise veto powers to block publication of key Cabinet minutes under freedom of information laws, it was announced yesterday. Justice Secretary Jack Straw (pictured above) said he could not permit the release of records from 2003 discussions over the invasion of Iraq because it would cause too much “damage” to democracy. He told MPs he had signed a certificate vetoing rulings by the Information Commissioner and Information Tribunal that key records should be disclosed. Mr Straw said he had signed a certificate under section 53 of the Freedom of Information Act, “the effect of which is that these Cabinet minutes will not now be disclosed”. Allowing publication to go ahead would cause “serious damage to Cabinet government, an essential principle of British democracy”. Absolute bollocks – allowing publication would show what a shower of lying sods the Cabinet were – and are. Mr Straw is being touted currently as a possible successor to UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. This action, effectively stifling democracy, not nurturing it, illustrates just how well suited he would be to the job.


The centrepiece satellite of NASA’s $280 million climate-change mission crashed into the sea near Antarctica yesterday after a launch failure, delivering a blow to the agency’s attempts to understand global warming. The carbon dioxide-monitoring satellite was fired on a rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, but after blasting through the Earth’s atmosphere it fell short of its orbiting height and plummeted back towards the sea. The orbiting carbon observatory (OCO) satellite was designed to map carbon dioxide on Earth to provide an important step forward for scientists attempting to understand climate change. John Brunschwyler, one of the scientists heading the mission, said: “Our whole team at a very personal level are disappointed, we are very upset with the results.” Maybe they should have got the more reliable Iranians or North Koreans to launch it ! Or here’s a thought for the paranoid green eco-fascists : was it shot down ?