Wednesday, 12 November 2014

THE FINAL INSPECTION

The following sadly did not reach my email box until today, but I'm including it anyway in our Commemoration this week - "without apology", as the sender says:

THE FINAL INSPECTION

The soldier stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass
He hoped his shoes were shining,
Just as brightly as his brass.


"Step forward now, you soldier,
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My Church have you been true?"
 
The soldier squared his shoulders and said:
"No, Lord, I guess I ain't.
Because those of us who carry guns,
Can't always be a saint."
 
"I've had to work most Sundays,
And at times my talk was tough.
And sometimes I've been violent,
Because the world is awfully rough.
 
But, I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep.
Though I worked a lot of overtime,
When the bills got just too steep.
 
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God, forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
 
I know I don't deserve a place,
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around,
Except to calm their fears.
 
If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't, I'll understand.
 
There was a silence all around the throne,
Where the saints had often trod.
As the soldier waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
 
Step forward now, you soldier,
You've borne your burdens well.
Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in Hell."
 
Author Unknown~

Monday, 10 November 2014

The Politicians' Shame: Remembrance Sunday At The Cenotaph

The appalling hypocrisy of the political leaders who attended the
Remembrance Service at The Cenotaph on Sunday 9 November was inescapable.

Laying their wreaths and bowing their heads in memory of the hundreds of
thousands who so needlessly sacrificed their lives that these politicians
should be free to live, was a repulsive display of blatant and callous
psychopathy.

Having solemnly sworn lifetime oaths of allegiance and service to Britain,
Messrs Cameron, Clegg, Miliband, Major and Blair demonstrated utter
disrespect for the fallen by showing up at the Service in the full public
knowledge that they have wilfully planned, schemed, deceived and surrendered
the very sovereignty, independence, self-determination, freedoms and
security that so many true British people had given their lives to preserve
and protect.  Their sacrifice was an absolute waste and totally in vain.

Because of the outright treason of these five men and their predecessors in
office, Britain has been freely and totally surrendered to the European
dictators that of all those wasted lives fought so vehemently against.

These ‘politicians’ should sacrifice themselves on the altar of integrity,
truth and honesty, pleading forgiveness of all those whose country they have
deliberately stolen and destroyed in their own arrogant self-interests.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

In Remembrance

Now all the youth of England are on fire,
And silken dalliance in the wardrobe lies.
Now thrive the armorers, and honor’s thought
Reigns solely in the breast of every man.
They sell the pasture now to buy the horse,
Following the mirror of all Christian kings
With wing├Ęd heels, as English Mercurys.
For now sits Expectation in the air
And hides a sword, from hilts unto the point,
(Henry V, Part II)

Our lads eager for the fight: a different war, but it could apply to WWI, when youngsters flocked to join up. "It'll be over by Christmas"...

The reality:

Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,
Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,
Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs
And towards our distant rest began to trudge.
Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots
But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind;
Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots
Of tired, outstripped Five-Nines that dropped behind.
(Wilfred Owen)

And memories from WWII, The Shores of Normandy by Jim Radford:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsVQMfxIfks&feature=player_detailpage

But let Henry V have the last words:
This day is called the feast of Crispian:
He that outlives this day and comes safe home,
Will stand a tip-toe when this day is named,
And rouse him at the name of Crispian.
He that shall live this day, and see old age,
Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
And say, 'To-morrow is Saint Crispian:'
Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars,
And say, 'These wounds I had on Crispin's day.'
Old men forget: yet all shall be forgot,
But he'll remember with advantages
What feats he did that day. Then shall our names,
Familiar in his mouth as household words,
Harry the King, Bedford and Exeter,
Warwick and Talbot, Salisbury and Gloucester,
Be in their flowing cups freshly remembered.
This story shall the good man teach his son;
And Crispin Crispian shall ne'er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remember├Ęd;
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile
This day shall gentle his condition:
And gentlemen in England, now a-bed
Shall think themselves accursed they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day. (4.3.43) 
WE WILL REMEMBER THEM


Friday, 17 October 2014

Now they’re attacking our Reverend


Dear patriot,

The BNP’s very own Reverend West is now in the crosshairs of the rotten political Establishment for daring to criticise Islam during his lecture on the Crusades to A-level students.





Many of you know the Reverend Robert West from BNP meetings and from his campaigns standing as a candidate for the Party.

He regularly holds Sunday services at BNP events, has blessed the marriages of BNP members and supporters on many occasions, and officiated in leading prayers at the funerals of our fallen BNP comrades.

The Reverend West is a rare creature; a man of conviction and steadfast faith. He is a refreshing voice in leading in the upholding, defending and preserving those Christian ideals that underpin our British culture and heritage.

It’s for exactly that reason he’s now under attack from the traitor politicians and politically correct clergymen that comprise the rotten Establishment in Britain.

For speaking his mind, he’s now being hauled before the National teaching and leadership college – the professional body for teachers.

Be assured, our Reverend will be facing these charges with the full strength of the BNP at his side!

Last week, the BNP won our court case against the Labour Party liars who had misused the local police force and the CPS (Crown Prosecution Service) to bring trump-up charges against BNP Cllr Dawn Charlton because she almost unseated a Labour Councillor when she won an incredible 42% of the vote.

The BNP is a family, and one which will not tolerate any sort of attack on our people, and these politically motivated persecutions are no exception.






Despite the fact that accusations against Dawn Charlton were complete lies, the BNP only won Dawn’s court case because of the excellent legal team we managed to assemble – and we only managed to assemble that team because of your generosity and support!

The BNP looks after its own, and now the Reverend West needs our help.

The Reverend’s ‘trial’ is scheduled for the middle of next month.




Teenage girl has throat slit in Leicester street by man she refused to marry

 From Leicester Mercury, October 15th. Susy Gibson reports:


A teenage girl who eloped with her lover, to escape an arranged marriage, had her throat slit in the street by the man she was supposed to marry.

A jury was told jilted Bharat Soma also stabbed her partner in the neck and slashed his cheek, in East Park Road, Spinney Hill, Leicester, in front of horrified shoppers.

Soma, who denies attempting to murder the pair, shouted “My wife, my wife,” as he allegedly carried out the cold-blooded attack - which included knifing a 15-year-old boy accompanying the young couple, on January 19.

Police body-cam footage was shown at Leicester Crown Court of the two victims Darshana Narotam, 17, and her boyfriend, Prashant Govinde, 22, in pools of blood, slumped side by side on the pavement, as officers fought to save their lives by stemming the bleeding with bandages.

Darshana allegedly pointed out Soma, who had been detained nearby.

An officer asked: “Who’s done this to you?”

Darshana replies: “Him, him.”

Officer: “Is it the chap in the (police) car?”

Speaking with difficulty she whispered: “Yeah, I took a knife from him.

“My mum and dad trying to force me to marry with that guy, but I haven’t married with him.”

An officer asked: “So a forced marriage with that guy that’s attacked you?”

“Yeah,” she replied.

An emotional exchange between the injured couple was when Darshana, who believed she was dying, told Prashant: “Love, you won’t save me now.”

Distressed, Prashant wailed: “No, no, no, I will save you.”

Darshana: “No love, you won’t.”

Prashant cries out: “Please, please, please” as he begs the officers to save her.

Darshana’s father, Narotam Deugi, and mother, Parvati Natu, are also in the dock, accused of assaulting and falsely imprisoning her, weeks earlier, at their family home in Belmont Avenue, Wembley, by locking her inside her bedroom, to prevent her from seeing Prashant.

During the harrowing video footage, Darshana’s mother loudly sobbed on seeing her daughter fighting for her life covered in blood.

The judge stopped the recording to ask if she wanted to leave the dock, to avoid witnessing the video. But she declined burying her head in her scarf throughout the remainder, while her husband appeared distressed and was given a drink of water.

The court heard both parents insisted she wed Soma in an arranged marriage and strictly refused her permission to marry Prashant, whom she began secretly dating since she was 15.

Darshana’s three uncles and a cousin are also on trial, accused of kidnapping Prashant’s father, Govinde Ramji, on January 12, in an effort to establish the runaway couple’s whereabouts, after they fled to Leicester from their homes Wembley.

Soma, 26, who was living in Stroud Road, North Evington, Leicester, allegedly carried out the “revenge” attack, after receiving a tip-off from a friend when the alleged victims were seen shopping on the street where they had recently moved into a flat, in East Park Road.

Adrienne Lucking, QC, prosecuting, said: “The young couple fled their homes in London to escape the plan of her family to force her into an arrange marriage with Bharat Soma against her will and to prevent the couple marrying.

“The family members including these defendants tried to find them.

“They were traced to Leicester.

“After an unsuccessful attempt by Darshana’s family members to force their way into the couple’s flat, which was thwarted by the police, Bharat Soma took matters into his own hands after he was alerted to the couple’s location by a friend who phoned him at about 1pm on January 19.

“Darshana and Prashant were walking along a street with a 15-year-old boy.

“They had been grocery shopping and were returning home.

“As they reached a pedestrian crossing, at the junction of East Park Road and St Saviour’s Road, they were attacked by Soma who intended to kill them.”

He had armed himself with a three-and-a-half inch kitchen paring-knife.

Mrs Lucking said: “He walked up behind the couple and grabbed Darshana from behind and cut her throat.

“She seized the knife with her hands trying to pull it away from her neck, her hands were cut in the process.

“She felt blood pouring from her neck and knew she’d been badly injured; she thought she was going to die.

“As he stabbed her he was shouting ‘my wife, my wife.’

“She wasn’t his wife – but that’s what was on his mind.

“Prashant tried to protect her but Soma tried to kill him, stabbing him though the neck and slashing his cheek.

“Soma attempted to murder them both because Darshana wouldn’t marry him and wished to marry her boyfriend of three years, Prashant.

“The 15-year-old with them, who tried to intervene, was cut and tendons in his hand were severed.”

Mrs Lucking said: “Darshana had tried to reason with Soma on an earlier occasion, but he had told her if she did try to marry someone else he would kill her.

“He took revenge on the perceived insult to his honour and reputation, by attempting to kill them both.”

They were treated in hospital and survived.

Soma denies two counts of attempted murder as well as wounding with intent upon the 15-year-old.

Darshana’s father, Deugi, 41, and mother, Parvati Natu, 42, deny three counts of falsely imprisoning their daughter, by locking her in her bedroom, between October 1 and November 31, last year, between December 19 and 31, and between January 1 and 10.

The mother denies two counts of common assault and the father denies three counts of common assault, including slapping Darshana’s face when asking if she was pregnant, and once putting his hands around her throat.

Darshana’s other relatives, all from Wembley, deny kidnapping Prashant’s father.

They are: Jignesh Devgi, 31, an uncle, of Bridgewater Road, Harsad Jagdish, 25, an uncle, of Bridgewater Road, Shantilal Natu, 37, an uncle, of Belmont Avenue, and Kaushik Meghji, 18, a cousin, of Heather Park Parade.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Extra £100m Green Deal funding announced

A citizen of  Leicestershire has flagged this up, saying:

"People can do this for themselves and do not need companies who will simply charge them by putting a charge on the electric meter for the next 20 years. lets show what can be done and make Christmas come sooner."

The government has announced a further £100m for green deal improvements after the scheme closed suddenly in July.
Ed Davey, the energy and climate change secretary, announced the additional cash which will be available to fund energy efficiency improvements for homes.
Details of how to bid for the funding, and what measures it will cover, will be unveiled in November.
Speaking at the Liberal Democrat Conference in Glasgow yesterday, Mr Davey said: ‘Today I can announce an extra one hundred million pounds to help people cut their energy bills.
‘We will extend the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund that proved so popular earlier this year. New boilers. Double glazing. Better insulation.  So people can permanently cut their bills.’
The government closed the fund for grants for household improvements in the summer, after a surge in applications.
It followed a cashback initiative which proved far less popular, with millions committed under the scheme going unspent.
John Alker, director of policy at the UK Green Building Council, said: ‘There’s no doubt that the Lib Dems understand the importance of home retrofit, and Ed Davey should be applauded for securing the cash from Treasury. But we need to move beyond stop-start incentives which damage business confidence.
‘This funding could see us through to the General Election, but what happens after that? All parties must recognise that home energy efficiency is an infrastructure priority.’