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Expanding Heathrow Is Reckless And Ridiculous.

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I find it inconceivable that any sane human being can even consider expansion at Heathrow.  The idea of increasing the traffic over what is already a hellhole, already unfit for human habitation, is madness.

The sickening amount of money pumped into the campaign to expand Heathrow raises very unusual feelings in me.  It repels me and turns me against business.  If this is the result of the profit motive then it is sickening, disgusting and demeans everyone involved.

I think those who advocate expanding Heathrow have slipped into a form of mental illness where common sense is overwhelmed by greed.  But I think they’re wrong.  It cannot be a wise decision on any basis.  The cost is far, far too great.

I’m with Boris and a brand, spanking new mega airport in the Thames Estuary.  It is an investment that will enrich our country, that will create so many jobs over so many decades that it can only be a winner.  It is the only rational decision.

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December 14, 2015 at 9:39 am

I’m An Ex-Tory But Osborne’s Budget, The Rail Unions And No To Heathrow Could Get Me Back.

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The budget is strategically brilliant.  It makes reforms that are essential.

I think some people are going to suffer and I am particularly concerned about disabled people and students but I like this radicalism.  It takes us in the right direction. It is political genius for the Conservative Party to introduce a higher minimum wage. All of Labour’s spokespeople are speechless.

I can agree with Boris that the Tube and GMB strike are vexatious and deliberately timed to coincide with the first Tory budget since 1996.

heathrow-expansionI also agree with Boris that London’s hub airport would be best sited in the Thames Estuary.  We need this radicalism. It will create jobs and enormous wealth.  The very idea that we should build another runway at Heathrow is, in my view, close to a war crime.  It is a gross violation of humanity.  It is disgusting that we should even contemplate subjecting a dense population to such violation.

So this Tory radicalism excites me.  This sort of visionary, long-term politics is what Britain needs.  Add a dash of liberal back in and we could be getting there.

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July 8, 2015 at 10:03 pm

Young Jimmy’s Jolly In Peru

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There’s all sorts of perks to being a government minister you know.  If you’re young Jimmy Brokenshire then as part of your courageous “war on drugs” you get an all-expenses paid trip to Peru to have a good laff at the poor sods who’ve got themselves jailed chasing the white lady.

Jimmy's Holiday Snaps

Apparently, most cocaine in Britain now comes from Peru rather than Columbia so, of course,  it was vital for young Jimmy to get on a plane and do some fact finding.   What I’d like to know is did he find anything of decent quality or is it all crap like it is on the mean streets of Britain?  Did he rub it on his gums, sniff a few lines and get partying or was it bubbling in a spoon and blazed on a big glass pipe to get him rampant and raving and even more dangerous than he is at home?

The terrible story of Nick Jones from West London can be seen here.  He was caught trying to bring back two kilos of Peruvian Flake.  Sure, I feel sorry for him but it’s an extremely high stakes game.  He knew full well what he was doing and chose to take the risk.   Jimmy went along to gloat and use the opportunity for some easy propaganda.  I think he must have still been cracked out though because he told the BBC,  “The liability that you will be caught is very, very high”.  Now that’s some malapropism.  Maybe he’s got some other “liability” or likelihood on his mind or maybe he really was “very, very high”.

It makes me sick that this vile, baby faced punk is frittering our money away on his unjustified jollies.  The Minister for Crime Prevention is a disgrace, a prohibitionist,  a propagandist and a dissembler.  Probably the most dangerous man in British politics, I’d rather see Nick Griffin at the Home Office than young Jimmy.   He couldn’t be worse.  He couldn’t be more poorly informed.  He couldn’t be more regressive or oppressive or smug and self-satisfied.

Jimmy Visits A Peruvian Prison

In my wildest fantasies, maybe someone will slip a couple of wraps in Jimmy’s pocket and he’ll get busted at Heathrow.  A few weeks in Brixton would do him the world of good before his chums pull strings to get him off.  He’d be a better person for it.  He might have to face up to some realities rather than the deluded, fantasy world in which he lives.

Alternatively, maybe he could do the decent thing and swop places with Nick Jones?  Now that would be truly useful.  I’d be the first to recommend him for a medal.  Then, in a few years time we could send someone out to gloat over him!

Well I can dream!