Sunday, 19 June 2016

The Battle of Batley, The Battle for Britain

Why shouldn't Jack Buckby put up at Batley and Spen? Just so long as he doesn't get in, which will be up to the voters.

It is a complete novelty, and an antidemocratic outrage, to suggest that by-elections ought to be uncontested if (so far) the previous MP has been murdered.

Shame on the Conservatives, the Liberal Democrats, UKIP and the Greens for not contesting this seat, which one of them used to hold, a mere year after they last did so.

As did TUSC, which ought to consider its position if the Labour candidate is not a worthy successor to Mike Wood, who was the MP for that seat this time two years ago.

But he was, and is, no Trotskyist. It ought not to be necessary to vote for TUSC. It ought to be possible to vote Labour in order to oppose austerity and wars.

Via the EU, we are already subject to the legislative will of the likes of Jack Buckby.

Via the EU, and even leaving aside his few, if any, degrees of separation from past and present members of the current British Government, we are already subject to the legislative will of the likes of Thomas Mair.

The growing controversy over her memorial fund's ties to the White Helmets in Syria indicates that Jo Cox was far from a perfect politician, and that the rush to canonise her is quite misplaced.

But her memory can indeed be honoured, both by voting and campaigning to keep her murderer's kind out of Parliament, and by voting and campaigning to free us from those of his kind who are already legislating for us.


  1. The White Helmets is not a charity, and neither are they ‘the good guys’ despite their white helmets. The White Helmets is the military propaganda arm of the Allies attempt at regime change by destabilising Syria – and this is exactly what is causing the refugee component of Europe’s migrant crisis in the first place.

    The White Helmets also does not need our hard-earned cash. It is well-funded by George Soros’s organisations, the UK, the US and the Syrian Opposition Party in its work, which is mainly with the rebel group Jabat al-Nusra, the infamous al-Qaeda affiliate.

    The White Helmets are represented PR-wise by Purpose whose co-founder Jeremy Heimans also helped to create Avaaz. Avaaz is a global “pro-democracy” group which has been accused of furthering the US/EU agenda in the Middle East and elsewhere. It is also Avaaz that it encouraging, on social media, a sort of hands-around-the-world show of sympathy for Jo Cox today.

    The day before she died, Jo and her husband Brendan and their two children were part of multi-millionaire Bob Geldof’s floating gin palace-led flotilla, on the Thames, from which, on behalf of Stronger In Europe, Geldof led a load of drunken oiks in haranguing and verbally abusing our out-of-work fishermen.

    Brendan Cox had to resign from the charity Save the Children fund in November 2015 over allegations of behaving inappropriately with female members of staff. He denied the allegations, but left anyway.

    In the same year, Save the Children USA presented Tony Blair with a ‘global legacy award’.

    Now there are calls from a few over-sentimental types in Parliament for Brendan Cox to be ‘shoed-in’ to his wife’s safe Labour Batley seat. This would be totally undemocratic – according to the laws of this land. There has to be a by-election – but these people who benefit from the EU NGO gravy train have no respect for the democratic process or for what the rank and file, working class Brits think. They are tearing to shreds all our rights – and then they wonder why we don’t like them, and want to vote them out on Thursday.

    1. There's going to be a byelection but the other main parties aren't fighting it. Under any other circumstances Brendan Cox would fail the vetting to be a byelection candidate, maybe even a General Election candidate.

  2. Mike Wood was economically Hard Left, totally anti-war, and against gay marriage. You obviously scent the chance to get someone like that back into Wood's old seat after a brief hiatus of metropolitanism. Wood, as of course you know, ran John McDonnell's leadership campaign despite his own very conservative, religion-based social views. The likes of McDonnell and Corbyn don't mind that so long as you are "sound" on economics and foreign policy. You are obviously holding out for a Yorkshire Ronnie Campbell and you might get one. I find that chilling.

  3. Oh thank God, somewhere where people are challenging the Dianafication of a one year MP who was completely obscure until she died and who turns out to have been pretty dodgy on policy once you take a look. A statue! I mean, FFS!

  4. Will Mair be receiving a visit from Jack Ruby?