PERSONAL, UNDILUTED VIEWS FROM TOM WINNIFRITH
53 days ago
75 days ago
The City Hall in San Francisco is a bastion of political correctness, backing every “woke” cause going Whatever… it is the taxes of San Franciscans which pays for it all so not my battle. But its latest initiative is just so utterly offensive, it is a step too far.
The City Hall has honoured the late, and unlamented, Martin McGuinness not for his work on the Good Friday Peace agreement but for his “courageous service in the military.” That is to say as an active member and then commander of the (sic) Derry Brigade of the IRA.
The IRA killed more than 3,700 folks during the Troubles. Some were soldiers or RUC officers but many were just ordinary men, women and children. There were the Protestants burned out of border villages as the IRA engaged in wholesale ethnic cleansing, the six month old blown to bits, grandfathers, grandmothers sent to an early grave, the preacher, the medics, the list goes on and there were thousands left scarred and injured by bombs planted by evil Martin and his colleagues.
Be in no doubt that McGuinness was an active participant in IRA activities. His soul will surely be burning in hell as a result. What are the officials in San Francisco thinking? Do they really honour an organisation that killed women, children, babies and which engaged in ethnic cleansing? Really? San Francisco City Hall is staffed either by the ignorant or the evil. If it is the former they will rescind this honour, if the latter they will not.
92 days ago
Oh dear. The Police in Northern Ireland still hate Catholics 20 years after the post Good Friday Police Reforms. So implies ITV/UTV correspondent Sharon O'Neill in the tweet below, dutifully retweeted by Fenians across the six counties and beyond. But of course there are lies, damned lies and statistics used by innumerate journalists.
What Ms O'Neill misses is that Superintendent is a fairly senior rank and according to the Police Federation fewer than 10% of those with that rank are under 40 with c10% over 55. Twenty years ago any Catholic joining what was, then, the RUC, would have been targetted for execution by the IRA and thus there were very few Catholics in the force. That is understandable, if regrettable.
Since the RUC became the PSNI in 2001 that started to change ain terms of entry level admissions but it will, by definition, take well over twenty years for that changed religious mix at entry level to be reflected in the religious mix at Superintendant level.
Many of those enthusiastically retweeting the silly Ms O'Neill are folks who are active supporters of Sinn Fein/IRA. The reason the PSNI does not reflect the religous mix of Ulster among its senior ranks is not down to Orange bigotry, as Sharon implies, but down to the actions of Sinn Fein/IRA during the troubles.
I should make clear that the PSNI might still be a hotbed of Orange bigotry, I do not know. But the issue here is that Sharon has provided data which does not support that conclusion yet reaches it anyway.
No doubt Sharon will issue a clarification to explian her poor understanding of data and the erroneous conclusion reached as a result. Or maybe not. That is not what the MSM does.
158 days ago
Regular readers know that I view Sinn Fein/IRA and Hamas with almost equal disgust. But I see that the Fenians had a Christmas party for their jew hating pals from the Middle East. What followed, as you can see below, is twitter at its best.
185 days ago
Steyn is a genius and he sums up the difference between the UK's worst ever Prime Minister and the worst ever leader of the opposition superbly over at www.SteynOnline.com . The great man writes:
The people of the United Kingdom face a political choice between Jeremy Corbyn, who is sincerely appalling, and Theresa May, who is insincerely appalling. Corbyn doesn't like the Queen, the union, the army, the Jews; on the other hand, he's quite partial to the IRA and Middle Eastern terrorists. And, somewhat to his credit, he's either not very good at pretending otherwise or disinclined to do so. Mrs May, by contrast, is a shifty dissembler. Who knows what, if any, are her genuine beliefs - or even if she's capable of recognizing such a concept.
Nevertheless, it is some considerable achievement for a Tory leader to have inflicted more damage on the nation than a polytechnic Trotskyite would. In June 2016, when David Cameron went flouncing off into the post-referendum sunset, Mrs May seized the prime ministership under a characteristically evasive battle-cry of "Brexit means Brexit".
Two-and-a-half years on, Brexit means anything but Brexit. The Spectator has a grim hit parade of the Top Forty horrors to emerge from the PM's "deal" with Brussels. Sample quote from her triumphant "agreement" with the Eurocrats:
All references to Member States and competent authorities of Member States ...shall be read as including the United Kingdom.
As I said months back: Welcome to the Hotel Brexifornia. You can check "Out" any time you like, but you can never leave.
185 days ago
On this day we should remember the anniversaries of 25 folks murdered by the IRA. They were civilians, largely in Birmingham. There were two 17 year olds with their lives ahead of them, numerous other young folks on a night out in a pub, a man away from his pregnant wife who never got to see her give birth or his kid grow up, a factory worker, a railwayman, the list goes on and on.
Folks like Jeremy Corbyn, the BBC and the Guardian and the liberal elites want you to think of the Troubles as an era of British Brutality in Ulster. They want you to view men like the evil Gerry Adams as folks who brought you peace. In fact while the Army did some things which must be condemned that is dwarfed by the sheer scale of IRA atrocities and , as an active IRA member, as were most of the Sinn Fein leadership, Adams has his hands truly soaked in the blood of the innocents.
Do not let the bien pensants re-write history. Do not forget the evil wrought by IRA/Sinn Fein.
As ever the most excellent @onthisdayPIRA twitter feed has the full list of horror
#OnThisDay in 1974 the IRA murdered Jane Davis, 17. Schoolgirl studying for A levels. 1 of 21 civilians murdered when IRA bombed 2 pubs in what became known as the Birmingham Pub Bombings. Jane 1 of 2 17 yr olds murdered. 200 injured #BirminghamPubBombings #Birmingham #OTD pic.twitter.com/QVQbTUhy3P— OnThisDayTheIRA (@OnThisDayPIRA) November 21, 2018
196 days ago
The main item on the shopping list yesterday as Joshua and I headed into Clifton was a new Jeremy Corbyn, Strong & Stable, mug for the Mrs to replace the one Joshua had smashed, in an early sign of his sound gut political instinct. That mission was accomplished. Jeremy Corbyn is already making me poorer and the Sinn Fein/IRA loving old bastard is not even in power yet.
I bought a few stocking fillers for others and a few £4 CDs for myself but the main object I sought was an Advent calendar for Joshua. It may come as a terrible shock to the snowflake generation including my Godless Islington dwelling daughter Olaf, but the word Advent is Latin and means “The coming”. And the coming we refer to is the coming of Jesus. It is a countdown to Christmas day.
And so the Mrs and I would like to start Joshua associating what happens in December with being more than just presents and lots of food. We would like him to know the story of the birth of Christ. Is that so utterly unreasonable?
When I was a boy if we did not create home made advent calendars we would be given ones by our Grandparents that related to the Christmas tale. Kings, Shepherds, Angels, a baby in a manger and all that sort of thing. Behind each window was a picture. Surely such simple calendars exist today?
I am sure they do, but not in Clifton, a swamp of godless elitist liberals, the Islington of the South West. I found a calendar with a different organic fairtrade tea behind each window. There were numerous calendars masking chocolate with images on the front designed not to offend folks of religions other than the one folks like Olaf regard it as fashionable to attack or deride. That is to say the calendars had no Mary, Joseph, Jesus, Kings, Angels or Shepherds.
Folks across this land will celebrate Advent as an excuse for an extra penis shaped chocolate every day without any idea of what the Advent really means. In the same way they will celebrate Christmas or “happy holidays” with an orgy of consumerism but with no idea of why they are celebrating at all. And any attempt to remind them of why we celebrate is laughed off as the ramblings of someone looking back to an irrational old world or an offensive gesture towards those of other faiths.
We battle on in this old fashioned household with our ways from the old world, a world that has existed for 2000 years and was alive and kicking just half a century ago but is now under attack as never before.
198 days ago
World War One ended 100 years ago this week and so, quite rightly, the media is giving wall to wall coverage to ceremionies and other tributes. It was a ghastly and pointless conflict but we should honour the fallen in that conflict and others and show our respect. Of course some Cambridge students and pampered Serbian soccer players at Manchester United will not. That is a sad reflection on them. But there is one Rememberance day event the liberal elites, the BBC and its sister paper the Guardian will do their best to ignore. They want you to forget.
It was 31 years ago today when the citizens of Enniskillen in Co Fermanagh put on their Sunday best to pay their respects at the town’s war memorial. The IRA detonated a massive bomb to blow them up. 67 year old reired painter, hospital volunteer and preacher Johnny Megaw, 72 year old retired pharmacist William Mullan and his wife, 73 year old grandmother Nessie, 72 year old retired nurse Georgina Quinton, 20 year old student nurse Marie Wilson… the list goes on an on. Twelve died, hundreds were injured. Lives were shattered and changed forever.
It could have been worse. A second bomb was planted down the road at Tullyhommon. It was four times the size of the Enniskillen bomb. The parade there was made up largely of children. Thankfully it did not go off.
Today we are taught by the bien pensants that men like the late, and totally unlamented, Martin McGuinness and his comrade in the IRA and Sinn Fein Gerry Adams brought peace to Northern Ireland. On that basis Jeremy Corbyn talked to those men and other killers over many years. But the grim reality of what these evil men and women actually brought to Northern Ireland is shown in the video, from 31 years ago today, below. The liberal apologists for evil do not what you to remember this part of Rememberance day history as they try to airbush the true horrors of the troubles from history, to portray the British army as the real villains of the peace. Don’t let the elites do that.
Show your family and friends this video. Make them remember, or become aware of, the true evil that stalked Ulster for so many years.
225 days ago
298 days ago
There are some who try to suggest that former IRA members like Gerry Adams or the late Martin McGuinness should be remembered for bringing peace to Ulster. There are those who say that talking to such men was a heroic act by Jeremy Corbyn. Those folks probably cannot remember "the troubles" or if they have heard about it it is with a false narrative of one sided British brutality. On this day I ask you to remember the small town of Claudy and what happened there 46 years ago as you watch and listen to the ballad of Claudy.
Though we have enquiry after enquiry into acts committed by the British in Ulster we have never had a full enquiry into Claudy. But it seems almost certain that the bomb was organised by a Catholic priest, Father Chesney, a man who McGuinness denied knowing but later admitted that he had known, which is hardly surprising as Londonderry, where evil McGuinness headed up the local IRA unit, is just nine miles from Claudy.
309 days ago
Yesterday we quite rightly celebrated the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela. There was a man only to wiling to accept his own failings but who brought his country together after a bitter conflict through reconciliation. Past sins, by all sides were to be forgotten. The future is what mattered. That was the clearest demonstration of the genius and the humanity of a great man like Mandela. Today is the anniversary of the Hyde & Regents Park bombings in which eleven British ceremonial soldiers and horses were butchered and countless tourists injured by the IRA.
We know who planted those bombs, John Downey for he was eventually put on trial in 2014. But he promptly produced a 2007 letter from the Police Service of Northern Ireland saying that he had been given an amnesty and so he never faced a jury telling him that he was guilty or a terrible offence. In fact the PSNI handed out 187 such letters, in the name of peace and reconciliation. To killers on the run,. In the wake of the Good Friday Agreement. Count,less more convicted killers were freed from prison.
Although my family are originally from the Nortnernmost county of Ireland and I am a Protestant and regard the IRA and its leaders, notably the repellent Gerry Adams, as vermin, for the sake of peace I have to accept that Mandela showed a way that Ulster should follow.
Except that is not what has happened. The families of those slain in the London parks or of thousands of other murdered folk, soldiers, RUC men, civilians, missionaries and even a 5 month old baby (murdered 46 years and one day ago by an IRA bomb) will never know who pulled the trigger or detonated the explosion. Yet the British taxpayer forks out tenss of millions for an enquiry into Bloody Sunday. And now it gets worse…
The PSNI is now investigating every killing during the troubles by British Forces in Northern Ireland. Up to a thousand old men, now in their sixties and seventies face the prospect of questioning under caution. How on earth is this anything other than a double standard?
Shamefully, the Northern Ireland Minister Karen Bradley and her wretched boss Prime Minister Theresa may have rejected calls for a time limited ban on such investigations. Such wretched cowardice by them is yet another reason why, I cannot in all good conscience, give my vote once again to the appalling Conservatives at the next election. We know that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was buddies with the IRA but the Tories should do better and show an even handed approach to justice in Northern Ireland to foster true reconciliation. They do not and is just as shameful as those militant nationalists who also support this double standard.
Does anyone other than pathetic Ms Bradley and the wretched Prime Minister, truly think that putting an old man who may by then be eighty on trial for an event that happened in 1972 while known butchers from the IRA walk free. and in some case stand for election for Sinn Fein, will achieve anything at all?
339 days ago
I was flamed on twitter by a cluster of IRA apologist Republicans yesterday for suggesting that their approach to reconciliation and bringing communities in Ireland together was somewhat lopsided.
The prompting is news that a soldier, aged 23 in 1988, is to be charged with shooting a man dead at a checkpoint during the troubles. Good say the Republicans. Bad say I. The IRA apologists need to learn from the great Nelson Mandela and accept that wrongs were committed by all sides and just move on. Instead there has been an amnesty granted for IRA killers but British soldiers are still being prosecuted.
But one IRA sympathiser bites back. He argued via twitter
The difference is that the Irish are fighting for the freedom of their own country and the British for the subjugation of the same.
And says of the Soldiers and RUC men:
Indeed, and they get a promotion and a pension for toturing/injuring/murdering whilst the victims have to pay for that through taxation, how sick is that.
The irony is that this IRA loving bastard @Rory_Donaghy uses as his avatar a “free Catalonia” flag. I agree with Rory about the idea that a small area within a bigger country has every right to decide its future and as the IRA killed men, women and children across Ulster in the Troubles surely Rory must accept that most folk in Ulster then ( and now) regard themselves as British not Irish.
The IRA were fighting not for the freedom of their own country but to suppress the freedom of the folks of the North who wanted NOT to be part of another country. The British army and the RUC were there protecting the rights not only of the majority in Ulster but of all there not to be murdered for a minority cause.
As for the idea that all the soldiers were torturing/injuring/murdering ( and getting promoted for such crimes) in contrast to the IRA men who were, presumably, all angelic souls doing God’s work, that is ludicrous. There were some soldiers who did bad things, that we can all accept but try following @onthisdaypira to get a scale of the slaughter of men, women, children, soldiers, RUC, civilians, protestants and Catholics by the IRA and even the staunchest Fenian must surely accept that at least some of what the IRA did was indefensible.
Yet there is an amnesty for all that the IRA did. If the island of Ireland is to enjoy genuine peace and reconciliation, to ease sectarian hatred all must move on with the same rules for everyone. I can, as a proud wearer of an Ulster rugby shirt accept that idea and have no burning desire to see men and women who committed horrific and evil acts for the IRA prosecuted. The brutal blood lust and calls for revenge trials for one side only by IRA apologists smack of the highest double standard and only serve to set back the process of creating a lasting peace. It is almost as if that is what some want.
406 days ago
For as long as I can remember Saint Gerry of West Belfast has insisted that he was a peace loving politician leading up Sinn Fein. You and I have known that this was a lie and that the blood soaked old murderer was also in the IRA. The liberal British and American media, and the Republican movement, has been complicity in allowing the bearded monster to pedal the man of peace lie. But a fellow high profile Fenian has let the cat out of the bag and now provided proof that Adams was indeed an IRA man.
The most excellent Broken Elbow blog takes up the tale of "Brownie"
Let this be a warning to you all. You should always read what Danny Morrison writes, even though, as those of you who have perused the pages of 'West Belfast' know to your cost, it might seem like an awful lot to ask.
Thanks to C.D.C. Armstrong writing in today's News Letter for pointing out something which passed by everyone else, buried not too deeply in a piece Danny Morrison wrote in The Irish Times on February 9th to coincide with Gerry Adams' 'retirement' as leader of Sinn Fein.
Here it is:
"I have known Gerry Adams 46 years. In 1975, as editor of Republican News, I asked him would he write a weekly column from Long Kesh, which he did under the pen man Brownie."
The significance of this lies in an article written by 'Brownie' and published in the Danny Morrison-edited Republican News back in May 1976, part of which reads as follows:
"Rightly or wrongly, I’m an IRA volunteer and rightly or wrongly, I take a course of action as a means of bringing about a situation in which I believe the people of my country will prosper."
To put it mildly that flies in the face of all the denials emanating from Adams and Morrison back in the 1990's that Brownie was Adams and that this quote amounted to an admission of IRA membership by the SF padrone.
Gerry Adams is exposed not only as a man who has been lying about his CV for decades but as a terrorist, a man with blood on his hands. The day that he heads off to hell for a reunion with his old pal Martin McGuinness, the Butcher of Londonderry, is not one that will see me shedding any tears.
432 days ago
What do the following have in common: right wing Sunday Times polemicist Rod Liddle, Conservative Sunday Telegraph columnist Chris Booker, right wing blogger Tom Winnifrith and his (closet) reactionary father of the same name and Right wing polemicist Peter Hitchens of the Mail on Sunday? When it comes to Jeremy Corbyn quite a lot...
All of us rightly despise him for things like his support of the blood stained murderers of the IRA, his crackpot economic policies and his disgraceful record on (not) tackling anti-semitism in the Labour party. In fact, on a whole range of issues, we all think Corbyn is a quite dreadful and loathsome man.
But this weekend we see that almost the entire media and political classes are wrapping themselves in tattered union flags and fetching out some rusty old sabres for a feeble spot of rattling and are condemning Comrade Corbyn for his attitude to Russia in the wake of the Salisbury poisonings.
And who rides to the defence of the isolated and embattled Jezza? Not his pals at the Guardian or the BBC who are happy to give platforms to anyone who will denounce Comrade Corbyn. But instead folk like Liddle, Hitchens and myself, the last people on earth Corbyn would expect to find defending him, are rallying to his cause.
Corbyn has called almost everything wrong in his political career. He is a man who is almost invariably on the wrong side of history. But when it comes to Britain's foolish forays into Iraq, Syria, Libya and elsewhere he has been bang on the money. Each time he he has questioned claims of outrages and of mortal danger to the UK made by men such as Blair and Cameron as they sought to justify military intervention. He has been ridiculed as a traitor and a fool by most MPs and by the press for such questioning but he has been vindicated.
On Salisbury, Corbyn states that he believes, as do Liddle, Hitchens and myself, that it is probably the Russian state that is to blame. But we are alarmed that Britain has responded without going through the normal channels of independent verification and without offering conclusive proof. In light of the porkies told by both Cameron and Blair to justify the otherwise unjustifiable in foreign affairs, Corbyn is quite right to ask questions. That is his job. He knows it will not win votes as the country is whipped into a frenzy by a "patriotic" media and political class. By Jingo Corbyn is a rotter say they all except for his new friends who see an honourable man doing the right thing.
462 days ago
If you are my age then you look at the photo below and are forced to admit that it is a jolly good joke about Jeremy Corbyn given recent revelations. If you are a snowflake you probably have no idea just how vile the Eastern block was how they oppressed and murdered their own folk and how evil their spies were. You were not born then. For the same reason, you probably also have no idea what bastards the IRA were and how they brought carnage to the streets not only of Northern Ireland but of Britain too. And so you still think that Comrade Corbyn is a nice old man. More fool you.
660 days ago
I have written before about how I do not celebrate the death of anyone, not even a bloody murderer like the IRA's Martin McGuinness. But are there some folk whose demise really should be celebrated. I think of Sally Jones, a graduate of SOAS who lived her entire life on benefits in Britain before marrying a home grown jihadi and eloping to Raqqa where she has been a key recruiter for ISIS.
Now that things are looking a tad bleak for ISIS it appears that Sally, dubbed the White Widow, wants to come back to Britain. Gone are the days when she boasted of wanting to slit open Christian throats or worked on planning mass bombings in Blighty. Sally wants to come back to Benefits Street.
Oh sweet irony. When fleeing to Raqqa she took her son with her and brainwashed him into becoming an ISIS killer. He has appeared on video cutting the throat of a captured Kurd. That was a couple of years ago when he was ten. Now twelve he is so committed to the Caliphate that he wants to fight and die and so he will not let his old mum leave. Oh what irony, what blissful irony. Given that Sally is near the top of the US "kill list" the outlook for this family looks grim.
So when they do get six footed, only to find that there are no 72 virgins waiting to honour and pleasure them, are we allowed to celebrate this loss of human life? It is hard to see how the world is going to be worse off with Sally and her delightful son blown to pieces. Indeed their demise will almost certainly make the world a safer place? And what would Sally and son contribute to Britain if they returned other than two additional benefits claimants and two more folks to keep our security forces busy?
The fact that Sally is clearly perfectly capable of working but has instead spent her entire two decade long adult life sponging off others and seeing nothing wrong in this makes her, at best, a feckless parasite. But it is her ISIS activities that condemn her. And the sheer cheek of assuming that she could return to Britain after all that she has done and that anyone would want her back is almost unbelievable. In a way though she is just a product of 2017 Britain where everyone has "rights" and no-one has duties.
Sally's "human rights" include not having to work, sponging off those who do, brainwashing her kid to become a murderer, planning mass carnage and death.
Whatever. Even in pathetic liberal Britain Sally has probably gone too far. But, if her murdering brat changes his mind and claims to be a child refugee he would have to have a better than evens chance of being allowed back. I am sure Lily Allen would be rooting for him.
Let us hope that there is no change of heart and that Sally and Junior stay out in Raqqa. When the news comes in that Sally and son have been taken out, hopefully in a painful, slow and degrading manner, I will find it impossible to regard this as something which is not to be welcomed. Does that make me evil?
689 days ago
In 2013, Sally Jones a, then, 45 year old former punk rocker who has never worked in her whole life moved to Raqqa to join ISIS with her younger husband. happily he was wiped out by a US drone strike but living off his widow's pension Sally, or Umm Hussain al-Britani as she would rather be known, has continued to fight the good fight. Until now.
Her young son was shown on video being taught how to behead infidels. She ranted on line about wanting to behead Christians with a blunt knife and to kill Jews. She and her late lamented husband were shown to have been involved in more than a dozen attempted terror attacks in the West. Working for ISIS in Raqqa she is believed to have recruited dozens of other Western women to the cause, persuading them to also flee to Raqqa.
But now Sally has let it be known that she wants to come "home". By sheer coincidence Raqqa is surrounded by Syrian Government, Russian, Kurdish and Syrian Revel troops. For once they are all united in wanting to wipe out ISIS and as sally is on a US list of persons approved for drone strikes she might just fear for her safety. In the past she bragged on video about wanting to become a suicide bomber but now she seems less keen on the idea of death.
So her preference is to return to the UK and swap her ISIS widows pension for the British benefits system. Natch she is homeless so will need accommodation. I seem to remember the great virtue signallers Gary Lineker and Lily Allen banging on about how we should all take in refugees so how about they take in Sally and maybe give her a bit of part time work looking after their kids so that she does not have to live off benefits? Oddly neither of the great virtue signallers of our time have tweeted such an offer yet.
Whilst Ms Jones, sorry Umm Hussain al-Britani, has a British passport at every level surely we can all agree she has lost all rights to use it. The fact that she has never contributed a cent to the Government in tax having never worked but has spent more than 25 years on benefits is bad enough - this worm is a taker, a 100% drain on society.
But having spent the past four years (or more) working hard for ISIS on plots to murder innocent Brits is worse and surely enough to mean that she cannot return home. We have enough Jew hating, Christian hating, Islamofascist jihadists already in Britain, we don't need any more.
Do I sound terribly heartless in suggesting that news that she has been terminated by one of those risking all to fight ISIS should be seen as rather good news? Generally I wish death on very few people, not even Jeremy Corbyn's pal the IRA butcher Martin McGuinness. But Sally Jones is the sort of person that quite simply makes the world a far nastier place. The planet will gain greatly from her demise. Britain will only lose out by taking the ungrateful, worksjhy, murderous bitch back.
714 days ago
It has started already. The DUP, from God's chosen land of Ulster, will back the Tories and we might just have stable Government for a while. The liberal media elite who are reporting Jeremy Corbyn's "victory speech ( hint Labour lost) is enraged. The knives are out for the DUP for they stand for everything that London millionaires despise.
Yes the DUP opposes gay marriage. But there is no suggestion that it will demand a crack down on the LGBT community across the United Kingdom. Yet some in the media say that this policy ( which I disagree with) will break the deal. Clearly it will not.
The DUP is not a socially liberal party. We can agree on that. But if you read its manifesto, not something that its critics will bother doing, it is actually a really fine document: tax cuts, slimming down Government profligacy, not funding state funded leftist propaganda (the BBC). It is an old fashioned manifesto which we who believe in a smaller state and lower taxes would love. It is the sort of document that Mrs Thatcher won elections with.
The hatred of the DUP is the same hatred the metropolitan elites show for ordinary decent folk in the shires who always flew Union Flags in the years when the BBC sneered that only racists and extremists did, in the years before it was accepted that having a pride in Britain was not shameful. The DUP is proud of being British and not ashamed of it.
The DUP was founded by a clergeyman(of sorts) the good Dr Paisley and a good number of its supporters and leaders have faith. Not the faith which cannot be criticised because it is racist to do so but the faith which the elites disparage and dismiss as old fashioned and irrelevant, that is to say a muscular Christianity. And that means that it has always been loathed by the talking heads on our TVs and by Guardian columnists living in Hampstead and Islington.
The DUP is proud of the heritage of Ulster and Britain. Its leaders will march with the Orangemen as they celebrate Good King Billy's victory at the Battle of the Boyne. We are a product of our history and he DUP accept that and are proud of their heritage and culture. Over on the mainland our students are brainwashed to believe that every aspect of our Empire was evil and that we should be ashamed of creating and supporting slavery. Let's not let the actual facts get in the way of the liberal narrative. Our kids are not taught the glories of Trafalgar or Agincourt although those are battles which shaped our history. Instead they learn about the evils of Hitler and why that means we must be part of a European superstate to ensure peace and happiness. Again they are being brainwashed in the post fact era.
For daring to look back to a glorious past, for understanding why we are as Britons what we are the DUP are despised by a degenerate elite who hate such values.
On twitter today I see a barrage of tweets from idiots who say Corbyn was smeared for association with the IRA but now May is in bed with DUP extremists. This is just post fact nonsense. Corbyn was not smeared he was in bed with the IRA. And the IRA killed innocent folks across a province which overwhelmingly did not share its goal of a united Ireland. many good DUP folks were killed by the IRA. There were, of course, loyalist killers and I am sure they did vote DUP. They were not going to vote for the patrician toffs of the Ulster Unionists and they were not going to vote for Republicans so who else would they vote for? But that is not the same as saying the DUP was the political wing of loyalist terror in the way that Sinn Fein clearly was the same as the IRA.
But let's not get facts get in the way of the attack. And the attack is coming because a degenerate Metropolitan liberal elite who see nothing wrong in backing a man like Corbyn who openly supported terror, see in the DUP an embodiment of all the cultural values they so openly despise.
719 days ago
Until yesterday the one thing we could all agree on was that Jeremy Corbyn was a man of principle. Okay he was on the wrong side almost always but the bearded old loon stuck to his guns. But it seems that with the election four days away he has announced a big U Turn. I can't think why. Oh yes, the General Election is four days away...
Corbyn has always opposed a "shoot to kill" policy for the police or armed services when dealing with terrorists. It is a legitimate position but - like many Corbyn ideas - one not always suited to the real world. But last night after the Police killed three jihadists at London Bridge, Jezza said that he supported the police "to use whatever force is necessary".
What next? An admission that high tax rates kill economic growth? Calls for a clampdown on immigration? An acceptance that the IRA were evil murdering bastards? Elections do funny things to principles. And on that basis, whatever Corbyn insists today on the matter of shoot to kill, I do not believe him.
791 days ago
As they prepared to lay the coffin containing the remains of the murderer Martin McGuinness into the ground in a place which the craven liberal British media termed Derry but which we know as Londonderry, the old killer's comrade in arms Gerry Adams screamed to the crowd "Martin McGuinness was not a terrorist". They howled their appreciation. Adams continued "Martin McGuinness was a freedom fighter". The fenians howled some more. But of course Adam was lying - not that the liberal British media dared to flag that up.
McGuinness personally killed people for the IRA. As a senior figure in the IRA he ordered countless other deaths. Some were soldiers in the British Army or loyalist paramilitaries. But I shall take the easy targets for St Peter to decide upon: the women, the children, the civilians, those who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
With one or two exceptions McGuinness did not apologise for those deaths, nor did he express remorse or regret. That makes him a murderer of innocents in my book. That he did it for a cause not pleasure makes him a terrorist.
Now Adams, who also has vast amounts of blood on his hands, says that one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter. We might look at Mandela as a case in point. But old Nelson expressed remorse, old Nelson tried for real reconciliation by forgiving those on "the other side" in a way that McGuinness never did, instead demanding enquiry after enquiry into what the wicked Brits did in Ulster.
But the real difference was that Mandela was fighting for a cause nearly all of us see as just. Certainly most folks in South Africa wanted an end to Apartheid. So he was fighting for freedom. From the start of the troubles to the signing of the Good Friday accord the majority of folks in the six counties wanted to stay in Britain. The IRA was killing for the cause of a United Ireland. That has always been its stated goal and was throughout the troubles.
To pretend otherwise, as the BBC and Channel 4 Fake News have been doing all week, is simply to rewrite history. Surely killing innocent folks to achieve a political structure strongly at odds with the wishes of most of the population simply cannot be described as freedom fighting. It is terrorism and the failure to accept that is one of many reasons why Mr Adams will in due course find his soul roasting in the same place as that of Mr McGuinness.
791 days ago
And so Martin McGuinness is dead. I welcome no death - as I explained here with reference to this unrepentant murderer of many - but equally I would agree with Norman Tebbit that old Martin is right now suffering agony in a particular part of hell reserved for the truly wicked. Martin's crime, in the eyes of St Peter and indeed many on this earth, is not so much the killing many innocent folks but a failure to accept that this was a sin, that he had sinned and to show remorse. For that McGuinness can only be viewed as evil and damned to burn in hell for eternity.
Indeed Martin went one step further in that to his miserable end, while singing the song of peace and reconciliation, he pushed for those who may or may not have committed crimes as part of the British Army to be hauled out of retirement for prosecution. Yet Martin - who killed folks personally as well as ordering many other murders - argued that for IRA killers there should be absolvement without enquiry. It was that double standard and failure to accept his own sins that made this man so especially vile and loathsome, something C4 News and the liberal media just cannot seem to accept.
In North London, among millionaire liberals who have no idea of the terror and misery that folks like McGuinness inflicted on, largely poor working class communities, and on innocent folks in both Ulster and here on the mainland, Saint Martin is lauded as a hero. He is right up there with other murdering liberal icons with blood drenched hands, Che Guevara, Fidel Castro and Yassar Arafat. If you listen to Jeremy Corbyn or to the BBC Newsroom such folks are men the world will miss, we are all the poorer without them.
That is of course rubbish. All were old men who contributed little in the last moments other than a refusal to ask God for forgiveness. None showed any remorse for the innocent men, women and children whose lives were cut short thanks to their actions. No doubt Jon Snow and his Channel 4 colleagues will give extensive coverage to the funeral of the murdering bastard McGuinness. Do they care to reflect on how IRA victims had their bodies dumped in ditches, had no bodies to bury after devastating explosions or, in some cases, have not been properly buried at all because bastards like McGuinness have refused to say where the bodies were dumped?
That McGuinness is mourned by the elite of the liberal media establishment shows again why so few of us outside the bubble of Westminster have any time at all for the deadwood press and for the State run broadcasters who sing from the same hymn sheet. They are out of touch and, quite simply, morally bankrupt.
809 days ago
It appears that the health of Martin McGuinness, the former commander of the IRA in Londonderry or, as he prefers to be known, former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, is deteriorating fast. His date with the grim reaper is almost upon him. Can I honestly say that i am sorry about this?
I wish death upon no-one but there are just a few folk who make me think long and hard about the issue and McGuinness is one of them. While the BBC and the Guardian are already now doubt planning an obituary praising the great peacemaker and statesman, they will have to gloss over an awful lot of blood on the hands of old Martin as the praise the blood soaked old bastard.
As a active commander in Londonderry it is almost certain that Martin killed people himself. Without doubt he ordered many more deaths across Ulster over many years as he rose to the top of the IRA. He has failed to fully acknowledge, accept, let alone apologise for, his role in those deaths. While everyone else involved in "The Troubles" is expected to come clean, this murderous old Fenian has refused to say how many times he pulled a trigger to end a life. And he has never said sorry for the times he killed people.
Worse still he has pushed - as "a peacemaker" - for a double standard.
I would concede, as would most folks, that during "the troubles" there were acts committed by all participants which were quite simply war crimes. It is an anniversary this week of the murders of three IRA members in Gibraltar by the British Army. that was a state sanctioned execution and was wrong. Both the IRA and Loyalist gunmen funded their wars by flooding the poorest estates of Northern Ireland with drugs. They ran the drugs trade, killing their own folks, to buy weapons to kill the other lot. Can we really overlook this and the role of McGuinness in a business he must have sanctioned?
The British Army, Loyalist killers and the IRA all, rightly, stand accused of far too many things for which there can be no defence. But evil Martin McGuinness cannot accept that, so demands endless enquiry after endless enquiry into bad things done by the Brits but has insisted on no enquiries and full amnesties for IRA combatants. That approach is morally repugnant and, worse still, it is divisive.
The BBC will undoubtedly laud McGuinness the peacemaker but encouraging division as he has done is not an act I can praise. Martin McGuinness has not repented for his undoubted sins and he has sinned not least in breaking the sixth commandment on a number of occasions. Showing no penitence he has then created more hatred with his divisive approach to others who broke the sixth commandment.
And it is for those two reasons that Martin Mcguinness troubles me with regard to his impending demise. Do I wish death upon him? No. We all have to die sometime and it appears that Martin will enjoy a quick death with minimal suffering and in that respect he is lucky. Luckier perhaps than some IRA victims whose death only came after prolonged torture.
In due course Mr McGuinness will find himself wandering up to the Pearly Gates to meet St Peter. We will, of course, all be found wanting on that great day of judgement. But, I rather suspect, that in many respects Mr McGuinness will be found more wanting than most. As he approaches death I do hope that this is something that, at last, is starting to trouble him greatly.
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1022 days ago
My father's family, in England at least, were a small c Conservative - if often hard left politically - lot. They still are on both counts. As such I guess I am a bit of a black sheep and so look to our American cousins, that is to say my grandather's young sister Joan Winnifrith and her family as being just that bit different. My grandfather, Sir John, was a respectable senior civil servant and after retirement head of the National Trust and War Graves Commission. His little sister was far less respectable. Google knows her as the actress Anna Lee.
Her son, cousin Jeff Byron was also an actor, giving Tatum O'Neill her first on screen kiss in International Velvet and raping Lucy Ewing in Dallas among other things. Jeff and I communicate now and again and he posted pictures of his mum yesterday, as you can see below.
I met her when she was pretty ancient but was still acting, from her wheelchair, in General Hospital.
Boy was she right wing in the way that only expats can be. She was very keen that members of the IRA should be beheaded and have their heads left on spikes at the Tower of London. It was a rather traditional world view.Thrice married, great Aunt Joan lived in LA for all her adult life. John Wayne was, I am pretty sure, Jeff's godfather. As you can see Clark Gable was a pal. Truly my great Aunt and her offspring are just not one bit like the Winnifriths who stayed in the Old World.
1029 days ago
A 65 year old retired British soldier Para C faces the possibility that he will be prosecuted for the killing of an IRA leader Joe McCann who was guilty of what were almost certainly war crimes. Meanwhile folks who we know have blood on their hands - notably Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness, today politicians, but back in the 70s IRA bigwigs, know they can never be prosecuted under a deal agreed with their fellow war criminal Tony Blair. I discuss what happened back in 1972 and the nature of reconciliation and what Adams and McGuinness should do now if they really believe in peace.
1197 days ago
1289 days ago
Don’t misunderstand me: Jihadi John, the Brit who cut folk’s heads off for ISIS was a bad man. The world is no worse off for his death. He will now be discovering that there are no 72 virgins and I rather hope that he is burning in a Judeo-Christian hell for eternity. Having said all of that…
The man was executed without trial. The US – our ally in our idiotic Middle Eastern meddling – targeted him and executed him from the air without trial, no doubt with the blessing of the British Government. Should we really be celebrating the fact that State can execute its own citizens and is doing so repeatedly without trial?
Does this not set a rather dangerous precedent? I shed no tears for Jihadi John. But state organised extra judicial executions are bad things. They were bad things when we executed Irishmen in Gibraltar thirty years ago. Yes those Irishmen were members of the loathsome IRA but as British citizens they deserved a trial.
We should not be celebrating any such killing. Whilst today’s opponents are ISIS, a couple of years ago the same fighters we execute today were receiving armaments from us as they took on the man we then considered the spawn of all evil, that is to say President Assad.
Who is to say what grouping this Government or any future Government will consider such an enemy of the State that he or she can be executed without trial? The precedent is now clear. Together with the Americans we are now systematically executing our own citizens across the Middle East.
Just think for a while. Does this really make us safer back in Blighty? Or will these actions encourage other Islamofascists to take up arms against us? If you think that martyrdom brings you 72 virgins, death is no deterrent. And do you really enjoy living in a country where the state glories in how it can – at will – execute its own folk?
1850 days ago
Personally I would have hoped that for Northern Ireland to have moved on, there should have been a universal amnesty for ALL deaths that occurred during the troubles. However, folks like Gerry Adams and the Butcher of Londonderry Martin McGuinness insisted on the hugely costly Bloody Sunday enquiry and want former British soldiers prosecuted. Ok you murdering bastards so be it.
Gerry Adams who was actively involved with the IRA whilst also fronting up its political wing Sinn Fein is today in prison facing questions about the brital murder of Jean McConville in 1972. The IRA thought she was an informant so they dragged her away from in front of her screaming kids in Belfast took her over the border, murdered her and hid the body. They told the kids she had gone away to England.
As it happens Mrs McConville was not an informer. Certain former IRA men have come forward to say that Adams organised death squads to deal with informers and one claims that Adams order the killing of Mrs McConville.
What is sauce for the goose Mr Adams…let us hope that justice is done.
2519 days ago
I am asked by one reader to explain my nasty comments about the IRA yesterday given that one of my blog heroes is Michael Collins. Another reader suggests that I run a caption competition with the picture below. Okay. Here we go.
Lets start with the caption competition which is open ONLY to those who follow me on Twitter. Send your entries by Twitter with a deadline of 4 PM Monday. The prize is a meal for two including a bottle of (Chapel Down English) wine at Real Man Pizza Company. It will be the funniest entry that wins and complete lack of taste is no bar to winning the prize. To set a benchmark the butcher says to Her Maj “If you follow me I have for you a pair of your late Uncle’s deckshoes I kept as a souvenir.” Bad taste is no bar to winning. Tweet your attempts to @TomWinnifrith
And so to the IRA. I believe in the principle of self determination. Ireland should on that basis have become a Free State one hundred years ago and Collins fought for that. However in one part of Ireland the folks overwhelmingly wanted to remain British and that was recognised in the 26/6 county solution offered to Collins by the British Government and he accepted that proposal. He did not want to accept partition but the reality of his postion (the IRA was almost out of weapons and the Britsh Army was not) forced his hand and he then stuck to his word. Indeed thanks to the actions of the unprincipled opportunist De Valera, Collins lost his life defending that split. De Valera let his pathalogical loathing of the British determine his actions throughout his life – hence him sending commiserations to the Germany embassy in Dublin on the death of Herr Hitler. De Valera is not a man who I can admire.
The two state solution for Ireland is not / was not perhaps ideal (and I am fully aware that the definition of what is Ulster is bodged) but it was and is the best solution going, something the murderous scumbags of Hamas should take note of and learn from. And as such the actions of the modern IRA are not ones that I can applaud. They did not have a popular mandate in either community in Northern Ireland for their actions. To state the bleeding obvious, killing people is wrong. Martin McGuinness was actively involved in this process as a Brigade Commander in Londonderry. Did he actually ever kill anyone personally? I rather suspect he did. Whatever I think of him, he strikes me as a man who is brave enough to lead from the front rather than just to order others to risk their lives for a cause.I am pretty sure that he knows one end of a machine gun from the other. He started his life as a butcher and, as far as I am concerned, he continued in that vein even after he ceased doling out sausages and pork chops.
But we are where we are now. I am fully aware that sectarianism is not dead in Northern Ireland and that some of those formerly killing for the IRA now kill via the distribution of heroin etc. Life is not perfect but it will take generations for a place torn assunder by decades of sectarian division and conflict and by thirty years of war to heal and unite. And the path to normality will probably be smoother if men like McGuinness are working for peace rather than killing people. It is not for me to forgive McGuinness for his crimes. I am not God and I was not affected directly by what he got up to. The butcher must reconcile what he did with his own conscience and with his maker when the time comes. And if those who were directly affected (like the Queen who lost her uncle Louis Mountbatten) can forgive those involved in the conflict on both sides or at least smile, shake hands and move on that is better for all concerned. And it is a matter of enormous credit to the Queen and her husband that they did what they did last week. Though far from an ardent Royalist, my respect for her as the Queen (and for her husband) increased yet again.
My problem with the ludicrously expensive Bloody Sunday enquiry was that reconciliation must be a two way affair. I am sure that the British Army did things it should not have done during the troubles but on balance men who did not want to be in Ulster behaved with honour and extreme professionalism. But the men of violence from BOTH communities also did many things which cannot in any way be justified, even by believers in the “the cause”. There are still families who lost members during the troubles and have no idea where their bodies are buried. Men like McGuinness know where the skeletons lie. There are still many issues unaddressed.
I hope that all these matters are in due course dealt with and that at last Ireland may be at peace on both sides of the border. I fear that may not always be the case as there are some who can brook no compromise even if more or less everyone else is prepared to go half way in the cause of peace. But for now my hope appears to be the same as that of Martin McGuinness and as such, unlike some, I am terribly glad that he and his sovereign shook hands last week. In his heart of hearts, McGuinness no doubt still agrees with the woids of Seamus Heaney
“Be advised my passport’s green. No glass of ours was ever raised to toast the Queen”
But in practice the Butcher has gone as far as he can go and if that makes Ireland a more peaceful place that is a good thing. That however should not prevent you for submitting thoroughly tasteless caption entries which reflect on his past crimes for which he has yet to apologise. Reconciliation must be a two way street.