Category Archives: Déjà vu?
Bush forced to retire an incompetent Secretary of Defence as there was and can be no defence – any longer
Former Foreign Secretary Malcolm Rifkind has accused the US of delaying the verdict in Saddam Hussein’s trial to coincide with the mid-term polls.
Comment: Blair could not have engineered it better – to skilfully and diplomatically withdraw from pro-American stance, set the scene skilfully for the ‘exit strategy’ (which critics claim never existed), exit claiming credit for himself ensuring a relatively ‘publicly popular’ succession of the next leader in hope for (at least) bequeathing a (turned-around) winnable legacy for the fourth consecutive general election. Very shrewd, clever and skilful.
Here’s your horoscope for OCTOBER 14, 2006.
You might have some powerful intuitive moments today, Anant. You’ve always been a closet psychic. Your friends might not realize this, but you can often sense what is happening to them long before they actually tell you. Your ability to pick up impressions and resonate with vibrations is part of the essential you. But today this side of you could be even stronger. So pay attention to what your sixth sense is telling you.
"Whether we like it or not such a sense of injustice plays into the hands of extremists," he said.
Comment: The British Muslim Communities are now refelecting my analysis publicisised pre-General election 05/05/05.
See attached previous entries.
London mayor says West fuelled Islamic radicalism 20/7/2005 12:52:49 PM
Date: 13/07/05 10:21:26
Preventative vision and strategy – the best way to tackle high risk, left-behind, alienated groups – home-grown British bombers
E-mail to Deputy Prime Minister, English Partnership, Milton Keynes Parnership Committee following MK2031 Seminar of 10/06/05
13 August 2006: Minister criticises Muslim letter
An open letter, signed by three Muslim MPs, three peers and 38 community groups, said the stance on the
Middle East has put civilians at risk.
MP Sadiq Khan, who signed the letter, said British foreign policy was seen by many as unfair and unjust.
Comment: The Govt and the BBC are getting into dangerous grounds further alienating democratically elected Members of Parliament if they begin to identify them by their religious affiliations.
Secondly, long before Sadiq Khan MP claimed the Govt Foreign Policy was seen as being unfair and unjust, I
stood on an Independent Platform more than an year ago for the very reason that the Govt’s internal as well as
external Policies are unfair and unjust.
John Reid, Home Secretary, said this morning that the Intelligence Services had thwarted an Al Qaeda plot as early as 2000 in Birmingham which pre-ceded Iraq – a spin to say that British Muslims’ disaffection due to
Govt’s Iraq & current Middle East stance is ill founded.
Least did he realise that the alienation of muslims as well as other communities within UK happened due to the Govt’s unthinking and unconditional support for the USA Foreign Policy and especially after the assault on Afghanistan.
former child labourer
The order, which applies to children under 14, will come into effect in October, officials say.
It also bans children from teashops, restaurants, hotels, motels, resorts, spas or other recreational centres.
comment: The eventual awakening is commendable but the very children thus delivered from child labour will suffer abject poverty for the simple reason that they have to work solely to support their families and themselves. Action without planning how to compensate families and children thus devoid of their income will neither be appreciated by those supposedly helped nor sustainable. There has to be some form of child benefit, child related tax credit or some other form of sustenance to help the poor children (of whom many are orphans) through their ‘responsible’ guardians or parents. I use the word ‘responsible’ deliberately but guardedly because in these poor communities thus facing generations of settled disadvantage – use of drugs including alcohol, only to escape or ease the pain of the daily problems, is a real and pervasive socio-economic anathema.
LEICESTER, UNITED KINGDOM, July 22, 2006: Conservative Party Leader David Cameron recently attended Soar Valley Community College where Morari Bapu was reciting excerpts from the Ramayana to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Shree Jalaram Mandir. Cameron gave the following speech, "Being here today not only reminds me of the lessons offered by Hinduism as a faith, but also of the example set by British Hindus themselves. It’s hardly surprising that British Hindus have been such a successful part of our nation. After all, the values you brought with you when you arrived here are those traditionally associated with Britain: tolerance, honesty, enterprise and respect for the law.
Indeed, in your desire to live independently of the government while never shirking from contributing to the community, you embody the British ideal of balancing freedoms with duties.
I know there are things that worry you. Too often, politicians seem to believe that British Hind us have no problems or concerns, and can therefore be ignored. In a sense, you’re victims of your own success. Everyone knows that British Hindus are good citizens. In your everyday lives – within the family, at work and in the community – you’re making real those famous words of Gandhi: ‘We must be the change we want to see in the world.’ British Hindus are truly British, but have achieved this without giving up their religious and cultural traditions. And if you prefer to be referred to as British Hindus or British Indians rather than as simply Asians, we should welcome that as a positive thing." Cameron was hoping to rally support from the Hindu community who traditionally have supported the Labour Party.
Comment: There is a lot of truth in his claim that British Hindus are victims of their own success. However the article’s claim that Hindu Community traditionally supported Labour Party is not entirely true.
However, I have e-mailed David Cameron thanking him for paying an indirect compliment whether it was Mahatma Gandhi’s message or my exemplifying it that truly influenced his speech to British Hindus in Leicester on 22 July 2006.
"We now discover that loopholes are being exploited internally by corrupt officials. It is a very, very urgent problem because this matters in the real world.
"This means there are many hundreds of thousands of people in this country who shouldn’t be here who the authorities can’t trace properly."
"The whole of this wretched government department is rotten to the core,"
Comment: UK Independence Party leader Roger Knapman has got it totally wrong again. It not only the Govt Dept that is rotten to the core – it is the whole Government. As I have shown in the past and now – it is incompetent.