Peter Reynolds

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Israel And Palestine To Hold Direct Peace Talks

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Allahu Akbar and Shalom

This is the news the whole world has been waiting for.  Israel has been driven to the negotiating table by the outcry against its brutal oppression of the Palestinian people.  Perhaps those nine heroes who sacrificed their lives on the Gaza convoy can take much of the credit for this.

See the BBC News story here

Fantastic news!

Peace and goodwill to all mankind.

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August 19, 2010 at 2:19 pm

The Bloody Sunday Inquiry

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A dreadful set of conclusions.  An appalling injustice.  A masterful performance by David Cameron.  It goes a long way to restore some faith in British justice after too many examples of it failing miserably.

Where from here?  Justice must be seen to be done which means that the families of those who were murdered are entitled to expect charges to be brought.  They are also entitled to damages from the British government.

Murder

This makes me ashamed of those who lost control on that terrible day 38 years ago.  It also makes me proud of my country that, eventually, justice has been done.

Truth is often best revealed through art.  I have always thought that the film “In the Name Of The Father” illustrates so well some of the evil and injustice that was perpetrated on the people of Northern Ireland.

In the end, Northern Ireland is a wonderful story of the triumph of good over evil and hope over despair.  Bloody Sunday is a terrible episode in this story.  Today those who fought for justice are vindicated and triumphant.  Those who died are heroes and martyrs to the peace that we now enjoy.  God bless them.

Gordon And The Daily Mail Stand No Chance Against Joanna

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Our Avenger

The appalling story of the way that this debased, corrupt and immoral government has treated the Gurkhas continues.

Another Snide, Underhand Labour Minister

A press conference was called today to refute the smears and misinformation promoted by the Home Office and the MOD.  With extraordinary timing, just minutes before the conference was due to start, three things happen:

  • Kevan Jones, Defence Minister, issues an apology
  • The Legal Services Commission publishes its report clearing the Gurkhas’ solicitors of misconduct
  • Gordon Brown frantically tries to contact Ms Lumley

Some worthless journalist at The Daily Mail is also responsible for fuelling this slander against the Gurkha heroes and their heroine, Joanna.  Anyone who has ever read any of the lies and and sensationalist nonsense published in this “newspaper” knows just how much credence to give it.

There is no further investigation needed because the stench, the foul odour, the stink coming from these events is all too familiar.  It is Gordon and his cronies at it again with their unmistakeable, unbelievable and despicable perversion of the truth.  Just how low down in the dirt can you get?

Where Have All The Poppies Gone?

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I had the misfortune to have to visit London briefly last week.  I was thoroughly disheartened to see how few people in Hammersmith were wearing poppies.poppyfield1 They should be ashamed of themselves. More worrying though was just how difficult it was to buy one.  Hardly any of the shops had them available.  Even those that we should be able to rely on to show a responsible lead like Tescos and Sainsburys are letting down our heroes.  None of the staff are wearing them.  What is going on?  Weymouth and Dorchester are doing much better and the BBC appears to make it a compulsory requirement – and that’s no bad thing.

London is a miserable place full of miserable, selfish people and it reminds me again how I have no enthusiasm for ever returning there.  Tired of London?  Yes, tired of death.

“Why, Sir, you find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.”
— Samuel Johnson, 1777

Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson

To someone living in 18th century Britain this famous quotation may have had some relevance  After all, you could walk from the heart of the city into open countryside in little more than an hour.

Today, any man, with any intelligence, will spend only as little time in London as he has to, for today London is all about death.

The death of our children as they run wild, out of control, knifing, abusing and assaulting each other.

The death of liberty as we are watched and spied on relentlessly without proper cause by jobsworths and parasites.

The death of our culture as we have allowed minorities to create ghettoes that now overwhelm our indigenous communities.

The death of integrity as those who run our government and financial systems become ever more venal and corrupt.

Perhaps the only cause for hope in London is the bright light that is Boris Johnson.  This apparent disinterest in the Poppy Appeal, this insult to our heroes really is the final straw for me.  London has become a vile, oppressive hot bed of greed, violence and selfishness.  I shall fiddle with delight while it burns.

The Heart And Soul Of London

The Heart And Soul Of London

We Will Remember Them

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The Poppy Appeal is my charity of choice.  Of course there are thousands of worthy charities and many cats homes that do good work as well but I believe that this is the one cause that deserves everyone’s full support.

I believe that I am of the generation that the heroes of the Second World War died for.  My parents were children themselves at the time and it was for them and their future that our soldiers, sailors and airmen fought.  I am that future and I owe an inestimable debt to everyone that fought, was injured or died to give me the freedom that I enjoy.

So give generously and wear your poppy with pride.

Written by Peter Reynolds

October 28, 2008 at 1:28 pm