John Major vs. Blair

Major vs. Blair

The war in Iraq has heightened the threat of terrorist attacks in Britain, the former Prime Minister Sir John Major has claimed.

His intervention is a setback to Tony Blair’s attempt to play down any link between the London bombings and the Iraq conflict. Sir John told BBC Radio 4 yesterday: “I think what has happened is not that the Iraq war and other policies created that threat, I think it was there and growing, though it was not in full bloom.
(Source: The Independent)

It’s the world turned upside down all over again.

John Major now appears to be further to the left than Butcher Blair. What the hell is going on? Why is a leading Tory articulating the reality of our position in Iraq when the Prime Minister and his cronies are still spinning desperately?

But, as I said before, we know what’s going on:

A YouGov survey yesterday found that 62 per cent of people believe that Iraq did contribute to the reasons behind the atrocities and 23 per cent think it is the main reason. Only 12 per cent believe there is no link.
(Source: The Independent)

Now, I’m not saying that terrorists were no threat to us before our illegal invasion of Iraq. That would be ridiculous in the face of the 9/11 attacks and the many other murders carried out by Bin Laden’s lunatics.

But only a fool or a liar would argue that our mass slaughter of innocent Iraqis has in any way stopped terrorism. It’s actually created legions of new recruits for religious insanity and a country that’s now a living hell for its populace.

The Government’s line has been undermined by last week’s report by the Chatham House think-tank, which said the war had boosted al-Qa’ida’s propaganda, recruitment and fund-raising, and a leaked assessment by the Joint Terrorist Analysis Centre a month before the 7 July attacks warning that “events in Iraq are continuing to act as motivation and a focus of a range of terrorist-related activity in the UK”.
(Source: The Independent)

Chatham House isn’t some lefty enclave, neither is the Joint Terrorist Analysis Centre. And John Major hasn’t suddenly become Wolfie Smith. But once again, Blair and his New Labour drones ignore anything which won’t fit into their warped version of reality.

The Parents + Sludgefeast

Sludgefeast

I’ve been a fan of Sludgefeast since stumbling across their CD in Soundclash way back when I lived in Norwich. Here’s a little review of their debut album.

So I was chuffed when Andre from The Parents emailed me and said they were playing with the rock masters at The Vic. I popped down and had a great time, both bands played with a huge energy and sense of fun. What a fantastic night for only two quid!

Click here for the piccies!