Archive for February, 2010
Why are Brown and his cabinet not under lock and key? It is partly the fault of all who do not do their legal duty and can call on legal practices such as invoking the law to arrest all war criminals, dismissalls in parliament would be a start and maybe less orthodox ways such as acitizen’s arrest.
12th February 2010.
With Georges permission I would like to add two pennyworth to the Blog
In 1925, Adolf Hitler wrote in Mein Kampf “The broad mass of a nation…..will more easily fall to a big lie than to a small one”. Well Blair and his Unterleutnants must have been conversant with Adolf’s works when they planned the Iraq War. It was a big lie alright.
They tried the same technique when it came to trying a cover up over BAE’s corrupt arms deals with poverty stricken Tanzania. That is, neither Claire Short nor Robin Cook succeeded in stopping the sale of very expensive military radar system to a country that didn’t have any military aircraft. A contract that the World Bank judged was unnecessary and over priced and what is more where a third of the contract price was diverted into secret offshore bank accounts. However when Short and Cook complained, our Tony insisted that the deal had to go through.
And of course we all know what Tony had to say when the SFO tried to investigate allegations of massive BAE fraud in the case of the sale of military aircraft to Saudi Arabia. “Further investigation would compromise the excellent exchange of security information between our two nations”.
And now they’re at it again. At last the British Judiciary have allowed the publication of documents proving beyond doubt that MI5 were complicit in the torture of prisoners held at Guantanamo. After months of resistance and obfuscation on the part of Mr Milliband, using the same old argument that the exchange of valuable security information and “the special relationship”, would be seriously compromised if American files were published in the UK (Already in the public domain in the USA by the way!) big lies have been tried again.
You know what they say about statistics well it’s the same with liars. There are liars, damned liars and New Labour politicians.
The loss of the blog last night through mechanical failure was not the
unmitigated disaster it might have been, since it can easily be corrected.
But lying on my sick bed I watched David Dimblebey’s “Seven Ages of
Britain”. It reminded me that David has still not replied to criticism made
by Wolverhampton people that the questions were “fiddled” when his programme
“Question Time” came from the town. Thus David adds his name to the ever
growing army of people who will not reply to me. “This Week”, the programme
that usually follows “Question Time” is another culprit, fronted by the
cheerful Andrew Neil and his 2 sidekicks, Michael Portillo and Diane Abbott.
I have suggested that all of them should expose Blair, Brown and Bush for
the nuclear maniacs and war criminals that they are, but they have not
replied, and thus are instrumental in seeing that our democratic rights are
While I wish to put on record my absolute support for the nursing and other
staff at West Park Hospital, I cannot say the same for their Chief
Executive, David Laughton. He was an unsuccessful Chief Executive of
Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, from where he jumped before he was
pushed. He was promptly appointed Chief executive of wolverhampton NHS Trust
under circumstances which we do not understand but certainly hope to one
day. Once appointed, he seemed to have one aim and that was to close
Wolverhampton Eye Infirmary and transfer it to Newcross Hospital. This
action was resisted with a determined campaign, which included petitions
signed by many thousands of people. The main problem with moving the Eye
Infirmary,was that if eye patients caught infections such as MRSA, they were
more likely to be fatal than they would be to other patients. So the Eye
Infirmary duly closed and attempts were made to redevelop and revitalise
the site by various regeneration organisations which failed and left the
eyesore which currently exists at Chapel Ash.
Last night I made the aquaintance of the West Park Guild of Friends whose
activities I warmly support. Whichever hospital I have been in, I have
always sought the assistance of organisations like this. Before I was
incapacitated with my stroke, I sought the assistance of the Newcross League
of Friends and the Chaplaincy. The secretary of the former did approach me
and promised to put my case to the Hospital Authorities, but never did, and
neither did the Chaplain. Today I met a very efficient, middle aged lady,
who told me that she was the secretary of the West Park Guild of Friends,
and would be pleased to put my complaints to the authorities. I will take
her at her word and see what happens!
As I feel my strength returning, I am pleased that I am still able to chase
and haras all those who support the illegal and unwinable wars in Iraq,
Afghanistan and elsewhere.
“Gremlins in the computer”, as my younger son Billy aptly explains, mean
that we have to be careful what we write, but we have taken the risk of
Peter Rhodes of the Express & Star continues to be a star turn, both with
the hospital staff and with wider circles. A eulogy of me, was delivered in
his column of Thursday 4th February. He says it has been true grit on the
part of his “favourite Communist” George Barnsby, now suffering from MRSA,
that even in his frail condition, the revolution goes on. He ends his
article by saying “Be afraid Mesrs. Blair, Brown & Bush. Be very afraid ! ”
Peter Rhodes’ articles are often tongue in cheek, and full of such
witticisms that I can never tell if he is being sincere in his support of
me. however, he will know that sometimes, dreams can come true, and it may
well be that what he writes in jest, turns into reality. I hope it is not
entirely egotism on my part to think that may well be the case here.
Such was my confidence at this time, that I was tempted to revert to the
original purpose of the Blog, and advertise the latest bulletin of the
British Humanist Association. The BHA represents what is probably, the
largest body of people in the world, those who are Atheists or non-believers
of every sort. People would be most likely to seek the services of a trained
BHA official on the hasppy occasion of a wedding or the less happy occasion
of a funeral, and it is interesting to note that at least 3 courses to train
such officials, are now underway.
Another issue on my mind has been that of church schools, the majority of
which are operated privately and outside the control of the Local authority,
which still has to pay the bills even though they have no control over the
syllabus or the ethos of the school.
Hopefully I’m not being too morbid when I say that another issue on my mind
lately has been that of assisted suicide. The recent case of the mother of a
girl who was bed-ridden for 17 years and who had clearly expressed a wish to
end her life, being charged with attempted murder, only highlights how much
clarification and ammendment is still needed to the law in this country.
These are all matters that the GB Blog should naturally attend to and
hopefully, when I emerge from this spell of ill health, I can deal with them
all in more detail. I would just like to finish tonight with the hope and
wish that when my time is finally up, there will be sufficient local and
national support to ensure that the GB Working Class Library & Free
Communist Book Shop survives.