Friday, July 30, 2010

Old age v Immigrants

NOW YOU KNOW WHY PENSIONERS ARE UP IN ARMS

HUNG PARLIAMENT - HANGING'S TOO GOOD FOR THEM

This is interesting!


Are you aware of the following?


The British Government provides the following financial assistance: -

BENEFIT
BRITISH OLD AGED PENSIONER v ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS / REFUGEES LIVING IN BRITAIN

Weekly allowance PENSIONER£100 v IMMIGRANTS £250

Weekly Spouse allowance PENSIONER£25 v IMMIGRANTS £225

Weekly hardship allowance PENSIONER£0,00 v IMMIGRANTS £100

TOTAL YEARLY BENEFIT £6,000 v IMMIGRANTS £29,900



If I were a refugee, why would I look for work?

Please forward to all your contacts so that we can lobby for an increase in the aged pension or we have got to stop this kind of foolish immigration.

After all, the average pensioner has paid taxes and contributed to the growth of this country
For the last 40 to 60 years.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Who are the Hero's?

I wonder if this will reach an England player.........................



Two planes landed in England the other day :





One carried a group of over paid, under achievers who complained they were tiredand missed their families after two weeks in five star accommodation.







The other carried the coffins of 7 fallen soldiers who had spent months away fromloved ones living in tents in a war zone, giving their lives for their country.

Who are the Hero's ??, I know where my priorities lie. R.I.P lads.


Remember these soldiers earn £15k to £30k a year not a day.If you believe that the England team should donate their wages to Help the Hero'sthen please forward this on.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Better of Out

Better Off Out Press Release



The Joint Lords and Commons Better Off Out group has extended its membership following the General Election.



The new Conservative members include Gordon Henderson, MP for Sittingbourne and Sheppey, David Nuttall, MP for Bury North, Andrew Percy, MP for Brigg and Goole, Mark Reckless, MP for Rochester and Strood and Laurence Robertson, MP for Tewkesbury. Two newly elected DUP members have also added their support to the group; Ian Paisley, MP for North Antrim and Jim Shannon, MP for Strangford.



David Nuttall MP stated “I believe the British people should now be given the chance to express their view on our continued membership of the EU. It costs billions of pounds each year and our continued membership means the other member countries can tell this country what to do. I entirely agree with the Prime Minister that we should we regain powers which have been ceded to the European Union and indeed I believe our Country would be better off if we left the EU and regained full sovereignty over all our affairs. We could still work together with our European neighbours in areas where it would be in our national interest to do so.”



Mark Reckless commented, “I believe that we should be an independent country, trading with Europe, but governing ourselves.”



Gordon Henderson said, “Those of us who voted to become part of the European Economic Community did so because we wanted to be part of a wider free trade area. We didn’t vote for the endless stream of regulation that spews out from Brussels every year, nor the ever increasing cost of maintaining an unaccountable bureaucracy and a European Parliament that continues to weaken the ability of Westminster politicians to legislate in the best interests of the British People. It is time for our country to have a proper say in our nation’s future which is why I will continue to press at every opportunity for a referendum on Britain’s continued membership of the European Union.”



The seven new members join the other twenty eight cross-party Members and Peers who argue that Britain would be better off out of the EU. The Better Off Out group was launched in April 2006 by the Freedom Association.







Gordon



GORDON HENDERSON MP

Sittingbourne and Sheppey

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Mosque on Ground Zero?

This was sent to me by an USA friend it seems US Polaticians are as weak as British ones. remember the USA was born of British people support our cousins



DID ANYONE SEE, HEAR OR READ ABOUT THIS FROM THE "MAJOR" NEWS NETWORKS OR PAPERS?................OF COURSE NOT. WHY? PC, PLAIN & SIMPLE?
.
Americans Stand Up Against Radical Islam in New York – We Will Not Submit!
Not one major network sent a satellite truck or camera crew to this event. Without bloggers this newsworthy event would have remained unknown to the public and history.

On Sunday, June 6th, a multi-ethnic, multi-racial coalition of Americans opposed to Islamic violence and intolerance rallied at the site of the World Trade Center in New York City .


9/11 families were joined by immigrants from India, Russia, Egypt, Israel, Africa, Iran and Europe to show opposition to the construction of a mega-mosque at Ground Zero. Others flew in from overseas to speak or just to share their particular ethnic communities’ experiences at the hands of Muslims.


Crowd estimates ranged from 5,000 (NYPD) to 10,000. The crowd overflowed the police barrier enclosures that ran the full length of two city blocks. This photo shows the enclosure in front of the stage at the intersection of Liberty and Church Streets. The second enclosure ran the length of the next block and can be seen on the other side of the traffic lights.


Thousands of additional participants filled the treed area of Zuccotti Park .


Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller are the founders of STOP ISLAMIZATION OF AMERICA, which sponsored the rally. Ms. Geller is a citizen journalist and blogger who runs the human rights web site Atlas Shrugs. Mr. Spencer is the author of several books on Islam and head of the influential web site Jihad watch. Pamela Geller:

“Ground Zero is a war memorial, Ground Zero is a burial ground. We are asking for sensitivity…It is unconscionable to build a shrine to the very ideology that inspired the jihadist attacks at Ground Zero, right there. We are asking the imam Rauf and Daisy Khan to be sensitive. For mutual respect and mutual understanding that is demanded of us every day.


There’s a hair-trigger sensitivity in the Muslim world, you can’t run the cartoons, you can’t say Mohammed, this is offensive. This is an offensive mosque. To build a shrine, an Islamic flag of conquest on the sacred ground the cherished site, of a conquered land. This is historic, this is Islamic history. It’s what they do. The St. Sofia in Turkey , the al-Quds, at the holiest Jewish site in Israel . Not here. This is where we take a stand. We must take a stand. We must say no.”


I do not believe that the landmarks commission controlled by Mayor Bloomberg, is going to stop this mosque. It’s not going to happen. Here’s Omar Muhamedi, on his human rights council, a CAIR lawyer, who sued the airlines and the Jane and John Does that saw something and said something on those airplanes, if you remember. That’s who’s on his human rights commission. It ain’t gonna happen with Bloomberg. We have to make it happen. You have to get involved.” (Pamela Geller)

Port Authority and NYPD officers kept watch over the rally and were well aware of the need for heightened security at this event. One of their own Port Authority officers, WTC Sergeant Alan T. De Vona was on duty at the World Trade Center on 9/11, 2001, and was one of the first to help victims of the terrorist attack. He spoke these words to the SIOA rally:

“It’s almost nine years. I’m hoping that America is watching. I’m hoping that America is remembering. Because, make no mistake. September 11 was an act of war. And thank the military that has lost almost 5,000 troops from that day, defending us. I don’t know what to say to jar America ’s memory. I want America to remember.

The issues at stake will certainly affect the heart of American freedom, democracy, cultural values and tolerance. America is a tolerant country that allows for the free worship of all its citizens. But our tolerance has limits. Do we have to tolerate intolerant Islamic ideology and Muslims who preach intolerant Islam?”

Because of Islamic terrorism, America and the world have seen massive new security measures become a way of life. Anyone openly critical of Islam, or terrorist ideology, must surround themselves with security, or live in hiding. Those courageous enough to confront Islamism are criticized by the cowards and appeasers of the left who seek safety by supporting the enemy. Moderate Muslims were silent when Theo van Gogh was brutally murdered in Amsterdam , just as moderate Muslims in the United States are generally reluctant to speak out against violent Islam. Moderate Muslims also face great danger in speaking out.

Geller and Spencer will press on despite the danger. They hope to inspire Americans to stand up and say enough of political correctness and work to stem the galloping islamization of America and Europe .

Eye Test for the Over 60 Male

US answer to Raoul Moat

Here what the Yanks do to scum like Raoul Moat

POLK COUNTY FLORIDA SHERIFF GRADY JUDD

An illegal alien in Polk County Florida who got pulled over



in a routine traffic stop ended up 'executing' the deputy

who stopped him. The deputy was shot eight times,

including once behind his right ear at close range.

Another deputy was wounded and a police dog killed.

A state-wide manhunt ensued.

The murderer was found hiding in a wooded area and

as soon as he took a shot at the SWAT team, officers

opened fire on him. They hit the guy 68 times.

Naturally, the liberal media went nuts and asked why

they had to shoot the poor undocumented immigrant

68 times.

Sheriff Grady Judd told the Orlando Sentinel:

'Because that's all the ammunition we had.' Now, is

that just about the all-time greatest answer or what!

The Coroner also reported that the illegal alien died

of natural causes. When asked by a reporter how that

could be since there were 68 bullet wounds in his body,

he simply replied "when you are shot 68 times you are

naturally gonna die."

that's an even better answer

Monday, July 19, 2010

Burka Ministers should resign

Environment Secretary Caroline Spellman said women were 'empowered' by the freedom to wear the face coverings. Mr Green said a ban would be 'rather un-British' and run contrary to the conventions of a 'tolerant and mutually respectful society'

These are two quotations by British Ministers, can anyone tell me how by being forced to wear a mask you are empowered, this medieval way of treating women is disgraceful. Mr Green went on say that it would be Un-British, surely it is un-British for you to walk around with a mask over your face?
My main objection is one of recognition yesterday on BBC they discussed this matter and they had a British convert to Islam being interviewed, before she/he was interviewed she/he was seen walking round London on a Film. They then went to the studio where this women/man was interviewed my question is how do I know that was the same person and was it in actually a women? In our Judo club a lot of emphasis is put on Child protection and one of the most important points is making sure a stranger does not collect the Child so if some one turns up in a Burka how do I know who they are? Is it safe for me to release the children to them? If a guy turned up in a full face motor cycle helmet I would ask him to remove it for ID purposes and I will do the same if we had some one with a Burka.

This is once again nothing to do with being Un-British its to do with pandering to radical Muslims on the same day as this hit the headlines Muslim Bus drivers refused to let people with guide dogs on their buses No this is Un-British

I think more then anything that has upset me is the fact these two politicians Caroline Spellman and Damien Green have still not learnt the lesson of the past two years We the Public have told them they are their to represent us and our views, they are the servants of the electorate not the other way round with 80% of the population wanting the Burka banned they should listen, if they do not they should resign.

£1000 holiday for student

Hotels in Turkey are making guest pay an extra £200- £400 for hotel accommodation because the Tour Company went bankrupt

Answer is for all tour companies to blacklist those Hotels who are doing this

I had a Holiday in Kalkan Turkey it was marvelous mind you I booked my own Villa Privately and booked air flights with a reputable Flyer

One student complained he could not pay as students do not have credit cards and he had already paid a £1000 for the Holiday. How does a student pay for a £1000 holiday?

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Workshy given tokens

'Workshy' German unemployed handed food coupons and clothes vouchers instead of cash payments
By Allan Hall
Last updated

German benefit claimants who do not put enough effort into getting a job are being issued with food coupons and vouchers for clothes and household goods instead of money.
The bold move by officials in Bremen is set to spread nationwide as Germany seeks £70 billion worth of cuts in its austerity budget over the next four years.
The Bremen Working Group for Integration and Social Affairs (BAGIS) is targeting long-term unemployed people on the Hartz IV welfare programme that it feels are 'workshy'.
Dole queue: In Germany, those on benefits who fail to look for work could find themselves receiving food and clothes vouchers instead of cash
In a recent case before the city's Social Court it was ruled that a jobless centre run by the working group did not act illegally when it switched to giving a long-term unemployed man the tokens in lieu of 30 percent of his cash.
BAGIS said it had sanctioned the unemployed man, who has a partner and child, several times before it told him part of his benefits in future would come in tokens.

'He was not trying hard enough to get work over a prolonged period of time,' the court was told.

Eckhard Lange of BAGIS said: 'We do not want children or dependants to suffer if there is a financial penalty so we offer vouchers redeemable for goods.'
Andre Schulte, a court spokesman said; 'We are securing the physical subsistence level of these people.'
The shops and supermarkets in Bremen where these coupons are redeemable are not allowed to exchange them for merchandise such as cigarettes or liqour.

Single people on Hartz IV - named after former VW personnel manager and government adviser Peter Hartz who designed the programme - do not qualify for the vouchers but will have their money cut anway if bureaucrats think they are tardy in looking for jobs.

Lange said only two percent of Hartz IV claimants had had their welfare payments cut in the city-state in recent months because of their unwilligness to either look for work or accept jobs offered to them.

In Bremen this accounts for 1,495 people having their cash benefits cut by an average of £100 pounds per month.

Germany has one of the most lavish welfare systems in the western world but it is coming under increasing strain as the birth rate falls and social security contributions fail to underwrite its massive costs.

Oliver Moellenstaedt, chairman of the local FDP Liberal Party, said: 'I am surprised that they are lucky to get anything at all if they don`t play by the rules.'
The SPD, Germany's 'Labour' party, doesn't have much sympathy either.
A spokesman said: 'Whoever rejects integration proposals, displays no self-effort or does not accept reasonable work must reckon with sanctions.'



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1295032/Workshy-German-benefit-claimants-handed-food-coupons-clothes-vouchers-instead-cash-payments.html#ixzz0tvYvyzq7

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Friend from USA sent this

My grandfather watched as his friends died in World War I,
My father watched as his friends died in WW II, and
I watched as my friends died in Vietnam .
None of them died for the Mexican Flag.

Everyone died for the U.S. Flag.

Just this week, here in Texas , a student raised a Mexican flag on a school flag pole; another student took it down.

Guess who was expelled...the kid who took it down.

Kids in high school in California were sent home this week on Cinco de Mayo because they wore T-shirts With the American flag printed on them.

Enough is enough.



The below e-mail message needs to be viewed by every American; and every American needs to stand up for America .

We've bent over to appease the America-haters long enough.

I'm taking a stand.

I'm standing up because the hundreds of thousands who died fighting in wars for this country,

And for the U.S. Flag can't stand up.

If you agree, stand up with me. If you disagree, please let me know. I will be glad to remove your name from my list of Patriots and you will not receive email like this in the future.

Shame on anyone who tries to make this a racist message.




A Map Of My Country:








Let me make this perfectly clear!



THIS IS MY COUNTRY!
And, because I make This statement


DOES NOT

Mean I'm against immigration!!!


YOU ARE WELCOME HERE, IN MY COUNTRY!

Welcome! To come through legally:

1. Get a sponsor!

2. Get a place to lay your head!

3. Get a job!

4. Live By OUR Rules!

5. Pay YOUR Taxes!


And

6. Learn the LANGUAGE like immigrants

Have in the past!!!

AND

7. Please don't demand that we hand over our lifetime

Savings of Social Security Funds to you.

If you don't want to forward this for fear of offending someone,

Then YOU'RE PART OF THE PROBLEM!
When will AMERICANS STOP giving away THEIR RIGHTS???

We've gone so far the other way...

Bent over backwards not to offend anyone.

But it seems no one cares about the

AMERICAN CITIZEN

that's being offended!


WAKE UP America !!!

If You agree.... Pass this on.

If You don't agree.. Delete It !!!


































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Monday, July 12, 2010

Is the Bishop a liar?

The Church of England are having a lot of problems with Women Bishops and Homosexual Bishops as I am not a member of the C.o.E. thankfully so, their problems are not my business yet once again I notice the Homosexual community want special treatment for their kind, I refer to Dr Jeffrey John not being selected as a Bishop. It has been reported that he was far from the best choice and his sexuality had nothing to do with his rejection but now the Pink Mafia had to make an issue out it. Not being selected was welcome by those who believe being Homosexual is a sin.
Now my understanding is that practicing Homosexual acts is the sin, being a non practising homosexual is not sinful. So why do I think Dr Jeffrey John should not be selected! When he studied to become a Church of England priest he was aware of the Teaching of the Church with regard to Homosexuality, if he disagreed with the teaching or felt he could not remain celibate why did he take orders in which he agreed to the teachings of the Church?
So I feel he can not be trusted as when he took orders agreeing to the Churches teaching he lied not only to the Church but also to his God, he should resign or be disrobed, I would feel the same if a Catholic Priest who should remain celibate started a physical relationship, it not about your sexuality its about lying.
He obviously feels that being a practising homosexual is not against the teaching of Jesus, therefore he should never have gotten ordained. He should have joined a church that had the same beliefs and maybe even helped to promote his understanding of the scriptures or he could have remained in the CoE as a Layman and challenged the Formal Church. If you joined a group which has rules and regulations you automatically accept them rules on joining but you not join ignore the rules and promote alien ideas if you do you will and should be thrown out

Friday, July 09, 2010

Canadian point of veiw


This commentator gets it right and scores a 10 out of 10!

DON CHERRY of 'Hockey Night' in Canada , was asked on a local live radio talk show, just what he thought about the allegations of torture of suspected terrorists.



His reply prompted his ejection from the studio, but to thunderous applause from the audience.



HIS STATEMENT: "If hooking up one rag-head terrorist prisoner's testicles to a car battery to get the truth out of the lying little camel-shagger will save just one Canadian life, then I have only three things to say:





1. Red is positive. 2. Black is negative. 3. Make sure his nuts are wet!"

Is Cameron betraying the British People

Please read this excellent article. Rather then an enquiry get CPS to take action against individuals on a criminal Basis



This torture inquiry adds insult to injury
By Richard Littlejohn



The most heart-warming image of the week was the picture of Davinia Douglass, horribly burned in the 2005 London transport bombings, now restored to radiant beauty.

In the aftermath of the attacks, Mrs Douglass was photographed running barefoot from Edgware Road underground station clutching a gauze mask to her face.

It was a haunting symbol of the carnage wreaked by the bombers, who killed 52 people and injured hundreds of others.

Five years on, after extensive cosmetic surgery and therapy, she has near-perfect skin.

It is a tribute not just to the dedicated medical team at the Chelsea and Westminster hospital, but also to her own indomitable spirit.

Mrs Douglass even has the confidence to travel by Tube again on her daily journey to work, epitomising the wider determination of the British people not to be cowed by terrorism.

So it is unfortunate, to say the least, that the Prime Minister chose the anniversary of the bombings to undermine the work of security services straining every sinew to keep our country safe.

David Cameron announced a fresh inquiry into allegations that British intelligence officers were complicit in the torture of Al Qaeda suspects. He cleared the path for multi-million-pound compensation claims from a dozen former detainees.

All maintain they were mistreated while under interrogation in Guantanamo Bay and other overseas jails in Pakistan and Morocco.

In which case, their lawyers should be seeking compensation from those countries where the torture is alleged to have taken place. We owe them nothing.

Let them take their claims to the courts in Washington, or Islamabad, and see how
It has been stressed repeatedly that no British agent has been involved directly in torture, but knew it was happening and acted on information obtained under duress.

What are they supposed to do? If MI 5 are informed by Pakistani intelligence of a plot to blow up a shopping centre in Manchester, they would be irresponsible in the extreme if they didn't investigate and do everything in their power to prevent it.

More from Richard Littlejohn... RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: Remake The Sweeney? Don't do it, Guv'nor, it's not worth it 05/07/10 RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: No offence, but what an ugly bunch of coconuts! 01/07/10 RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: Black magic, online poker - just another slow day at the Town Hall 29/06/10 RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: Three Lions? More like the cowardly lion from the Wizard of Oz 27/06/10 RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: If Britain's broke, how can so many people afford a new iPhone? 24/06/10 RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: It's Chris Huhne's hypocrisy and lies that matter - not his sex life 21/06/10 RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: Have you seen this man? Gordon Brown does a disappearing act... 17/06/10 RICHARD LITTLEJOHN: I've heard of living in a box. But living in a wheelie bin is plain daft 15/06/10 VIEW FULL ARCHIVE No, I'm not condoning torture, but it would be naive to pretend that it doesn't exist in less scrupulous parts of the world. We can't discount vital intelligence simply because it hasn't been gleaned under the Queensberry Rules.

This typifies our schizophrenic approach to fighting terrorism. On one hand, we pass draconian new laws and send troops to war in Afghanistan. On the other, we bend over backwards to give succour to our enemies. Only a couple of these men can be described as 'British' by any stretch of the imagination.

They are mostly foreign nationals, granted permission to live in Britain, who voluntarily chose to move abroad.

There seems to be convincing evidence of their involvement in terrorist activity. They were arrested variously in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Africa - on the battlefield, in Al Qaeda training camps and safe houses, or trying to board planes with fake documents. So why is our Government so desperate to embrace them? Why should British taxpayers provide them with Legal Aid, lavish benefits and foot the bill for millions of pounds in compensation?

Then there's the question of the European Human Rights act, which Cameron refuses to repeal in case it upsets the Lib Dems. So we will continue to give sanctuary to those who wish us harm and are wanted abroad for acts of terrorism.

Yesterday, this pernicious piece of legislation allowed Captain hook and another alleged Al Qaeda operative a further delay of extradition to the U.S.

The ruling came on the same day an American court heard that the men behind a plot to blow up the New York subway were also planning fresh attacks in London.

It is said that Cameron hopes the new inquiry will shame Tony Blair and Gordon Brown and embarrass David Miliband. He's wasting his time trying to score points. Blair and Brown are beyond shame, and Miliband is perfectly capable of embarrassing himself.

This is a monumental waste of time and money, which can only demoralise the security services and hand another propaganda coup to the terrorists.

The idea that British taxpayers must pay millions of pounds in compensation to comrades-in-arms of the fanatics responsible for the terrorist outrage on 7/7 is nauseating and an affront to justice.

I wonder how Mrs Douglass and the victims' families feel about this grotesque act of appeasement. It adds gross insult to their grievous injuries.




Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-1293213/This-torture-inquiry-adds-insult-injury.html#ixzz0tAa1GWHm

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Judges definition of a Homosexual


I am often accused of being Homophobic because I question the fact that homosexuals have more rights then Hetrosexual if that makes me Homophobic so be it

I have often asked how do illigal immigrants who claim to be Homosexual so they can stay in this country prove it well a Judge has given us the answer:

No Compensation for Terrorists

Britain's dirty torture secrets to be laid bare: Huge payouts for victims as PM orders inquiry into security services

These were the headlines in the National Newspapers; in a time of economic melt down when taxpayers of the UK will have to suffer greatly, our coalition Government want to spend millions of pounds on an enquiry into our Secret Service are they mad? What will it achieve NOTHING for her Majesties British Subject but plenty for the Terrorists who will get millions in compensation which will be fed back to kill even more innocent people plus give them a massive amount of Publicity, has this government forgotten what they do to their prisoners i.e. cut their heads of with a knife. David Cameron and his Government will claim some sort of Moral high ground so these Millions of pounds will be paid to improve their image and of course let’s not forget the Lawyers who will pocket millions.
How can they prove anything the Secret Service by definition is a secret organisation? Are we honestly to believe there are going to be independent witnesses who will turn up and say “Yes M Lud I happen to be in this prison cell and saw this poor Muslim being tortured by being made to eat pork”. It will be the word of the Terrorists against the word of everyone else and I know who I will believe. Are we honestly expected to believe that the Americans just picked these people at random NO they were all arrested for a reason and why should we pay out for any terrorists it was the Yanks who arrested them and imprisoned them. This exercise is to appease the liberal left Guardian readers who exercise too much power in this country. I never thought a Conservative Prime Minister would bow down to these sort of people its about time our Government supported our secret service, I hope my local MP Gordon Henderson does not support this milk sop.

Martin Clarke Sittingbourne

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Could this happen?

Could this happen? Does it matter if it does?

Gordon has a point

GORDON HENDERSON MP

PRESS RELEASE

Dated 5th July 2010
Subject: Gordon hits out at “bullying” bosses

LOCAL MP. Gordon Henderson, has hit out at what he calls “bullying tactics” on behalf of the employer of local people who educate prisoners at the Sheppey Prison Cluster.

Mr Henderson has been so appalled by the tactics used by The Manchester College (TMC) that he has tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM) in Parliament condemning TMC for trying to impose new contracts on staff which will see some offender educators lose thousands of pounds.

The EDM reads:

“That this House is dismayed at the actions of The Manchester College(TMC) in its dealings with staff working for the Offender Learning Directorate; notes that TMC is forcing long serving staff who teach in prisons to accept a reduction in salary of up to £7,500 per year, despite having assured them in a letter dated 9th April 2010 that no-one would lose any pay as a result of the proposed changes to their contracts; regrets that TMC has de-recognised the University and College Union (UCU); is concerned that the education of prisoners could be affected by any escalation in the dispute and urges TMC to agree to immediate talks with UCU in an effort to bring this dispute to a satisfactory conclusion.”

Mr Henderson said:

“This action by The Manchester College is quite reprehensible and such bullying tactics cannot be allowed to succeed.

“I am really concerned that this dispute will escalate causing disruption in our local prisons. I urge The Manchester College to sit down with UCU and negotiate a sensible solution to this problem.”
....ends....

Saturday, July 03, 2010

UNIversity Play

Dear Editor
My letter regarding Universities only attracted one reply that in its self was surprising maybe more people agree with me then I thought. As expected we did get one back from the Labour party through Ashley Wise, I am no going to go through his letter but one thing did stick in my craw is his attack on when he finalised with “ As for Martin Clarke’s attacks on student lifestyles, please stop being stereotypical” Ashley Wise as a Young Labour member seems to condone the frivolous side of Student lifestyle.
Let me say that over the last 40 years of Teaching Judo, Sombo and Martial Arts I have taught countless University graduates and even some University Lectures and Professors when they were student, Yes some of them had to work very hard at their studies, plus earning money through their Holiday to continue their stay at University. Originally the long Summer Holiday were developed so Farmers Sons could return to the farm to help with the harvest and some students use the same principle to finance their education, they know that spending 3 to5 years working hard will pay dividends in later life.
This I am afraid in my opinion is not the norm any more it seems to me that the pursuit of pleasure by University students is more important then academic success and some of the low standard course on offer add to that. I wrote an article similar to this some years ago only to be told by a parent,” great deal of University is about having a good time and having Gap years that’s part of their education”. When I said what about the Kids who can not get a job or those on low wages, where do they get their loans for good time and Gap years, the reply was “those who have a brain should be rewarded because they will the wealth creators and future government leaders” that sort of answer you would expect from a toffee nosed Tory but no it came from a Tony Blair supporter.
All previous government have done is produced a class of University Snobs who believe they are superior to those who did not attend University it has convinced parents if their child does not make university they are a failure, what it used to produce was an Academic Elite. Equality under Labour was a joke

Martin Clarke Sittingbourne