Why Housing Developments Aren’t Cool

Huge new housing developments – like Great Western Park and Brunel Rise in Didcot – have always felt cold & soulless to me. I’ve often thought this was just due to their imposing size. But even some of the smaller ones feel the same too.

Then something stuck me. Whist on a break and looking for somewhere cool to park in the shade, I couldn’t find ANYWHERE. There was no shade to be found. And that’s because there are no trees. Certainly no mature ones, just a few carefully planted saplings for cosmetic effect.

The places are devoid of anything mature. No connection to the past in way, shape or form. And all the corollaries of no trees – no where for birds to nest, no summer or autumn colour, no seasonal variations, no leaves to compost, as well as no areas of shade.

There’s nothing “organic” about these places at all – literally, or sociologicaly. They’re more like residential factories than communities.

A Party Political Broadcast on Behalf of Me

1) Vote. Use it wisely. You may have voted a certain way all your life. You may really like your local candidate and they may have done many admirable things in the past. However, we are at a fulcrum in our democracy. As the old adage goes, “If nothing changes, nothing changes“. And as Einstein (apocryphally?) said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over & over again and expecting different results“. Please don’t vote Lib/Lab/Con. You’ll get EXACTLY the same result you always do.
The past 3 years have brought into the light the establishment’s outright contempt for democracy and the electorate. The ONLY way to make the political parties sit up and take notice is through the ballot box. The reason we don’t need resort to bullets is because we have ballots (I thought of that … hope you like it!). So even if there isn’t an independent or an alternative party standing near you, PLEASE, spoil you ballot paper. Take some sharpies to the polling station – get creative! It would send a very powerful message if there were more spolied papers than votes for the mainstream parties!
2) You might know I am standing as a candidate for UKIP. “Boo hisss. Racist. Xenophobe. Fascist. White supremacist. Literally Hitler etc etc” All I’d ask is you read their manifesto. They are NONE of the things the mainstream media would have you believe. I reckon if you did a blind policy test most people would think it was a cross between an 1980’s Conservative and Social Democrats manifesto! [Interestingly, in blind manifesto tests I have seen from the past, a significant proportion of staunch Labour supporters chose BNP policies … oops!!! ].
I chose UKIP because I grew tired of the Lib/Lab/Con merry-go-round decades ago. I’m basically a libertarian. And on things that matter to me – democracy, patriotism, free speech, liberty, family life, traditionalism – only UKIP are prepared to take a principled stand. The LibLabCon parade all sing from the same ‘progressive’ hymn sheet. And when ALL the politicians are singing the same tune, that’s the time to be genuinely scared. And of course, when it comes to fighting for democracy, liberty, patriotism and free speech, ensuring that we leave the EU unequivocally is fundamental. So if you have a UKIP candidate near you, give them your consideration. Don’t be intimidated by the name calling. Grow a pair! And if nothing else, just tell everyone you voted Libdem. That’s the beauty of anonymous voting!
3) Just to highlight the slanderous, pernicious and treacherous depths of our media – in general – but towards UKIP and those of us with traditional conservative views in particular, please watch this video. Even a media cynic like me was shocked at just how low they would go. They have literally accused someone of advocating pedophilia when they were explicitly saying the EXACT opposite. It’s like quoting God as saying “commit adultery” by omitting “Thou shall not”. But it gets worse because they manage to splice 4 different quotes from different occasions into one single quote, literally reversing the original intent of each of the 4 quotes. DO NOT BELIEVE THE MAIN STREAM MEDIA. Consider everything they say as false unless corroborated by at least 3 other independent, reliable witnesses (… which is the Biblical standard of proof).
Thanks for your time. Your normal schedule of funny memes and pictures of children/pets/food will now be resumed!

Twitter’s outrageous meddling in British democracy – spiked

Britain’s chattering classes have been fretting over Silicon Valley’s alleged stranglehold over political life. Letting their imaginations run far ahead of the evidenceAnd yet now, amid all this hyperbole, we have a real and clear instance of Silicon Valley meddling in British politics and these people have suddenly gone very quiet.


Watch “Candace Owens TORCHES the Democrat Party in front of House Judiciary Committee!! 🔥”

@realcandaceo. Smart. Articulate. Passionate. Successful. Influential. Conservative. Christian. Oh, and female. And black.

There can only be ONE conclusion. She must be a race traitor!

Or, maybe, is this what MLK was dreaming was possible when you don’t judge anyone (including yourself) by the colour of their skin. Then the content of your character can shine.

RIP Democracy

Over 2 years ago Parliament voted overwhelmingly to enact article 50. It became UK law to leave the EU today.

By statutory instrument (ie basically a piece of paper stuck on a notice board, voted on by no-one, scrutinised by no-one, voted on by no-one, but imposed by the EU) that law is cast aside. That is how the EU works. Far from being ignorant about the EU it is remainers who seem to know next-to-nothing about the machinations of the EU. Every singe year 100’s of new laws are imposed on us by statutory instrument. Our Parliament doesn’t debate them, scrutinise them or vote on them. They are simply accepted and adopted. End of.

We had an election. We had a high court judgement. We had a parliamentary vote. All for nothing.

I hope all remainers – both friends & foe – realise the long term consequences of saying election results need not be honoured or laws set aside.

I have been on the losing side of many political votes & debates. But I value the integrity of democracy & the rule of law more than I do my own point of view. If you don’t then it gives me no pleasure in saying that you are a fool of the highest order – like Esau trading his birthright for a pot of stew.

(And here’s what I wrote 9 years ago)

Theresa May is a chicken who’s bottled Brexit. The only way forward is to come out of the EU now

Boris uses the metaphor that’s long been on my heart,

“It is time for the PM to channel the spirit of Moses in Exodus, and say to Pharaoh in Brussels – LET MY PEOPLE GO.”

We are at the shores of the Red Sea with the furious chariots of the Remainer army bearing down on us. Where is our Moses? Who will be our Joshua?

The only one I can possibly imagine commanding enough Godly authority & faith is Her Majesty herself. Raise your staff Ma’am!