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Hate preacher Abu Qatada has been back in the news this week, because he’s still in the UK. His deportation flight has been delayed so long that he’s entitled to thousands of pounds in compensation from the airline (Is this right? -Ed.)
Qatada, who despises our Western way of life so much that he’s gone to the European Court of Human Rights to ensure he’s able to remain a part of it, will stay in Britain “for many months” according to the Home Secretary’s statement to Parliament.
The statement was a rather interesting occasion: Theresa May was on her feet defending the government, while Yvette Cooper was scrutinising it. The general thrust of Theresa’s speech was, “I want to be leader of the Conservative Party this time next year,” while Yvette Cooper seemed pretty ruthlessly focussed on becoming leader of the Labour Party.
The entire event had a bizarre atmosphere of being a flash-forward to Prime Minister’s Questions in a couple of years’ time. So anyway, allow me to present an exciting new work of music and words and stuff:
GOODNESS GRACIOUS MAY
Ms Cooper, I’m in trouble.
Well, goodness gracious, May.
For all my pains and chartered ’planes, Abu is going free.
For the courts are in denial, saying he would have no fair trial.
He will bomb-boody-bomb-boody-bomb…
Well, goodness gracious, May.
How long has Abu been here? Why all the legal fights? For I feel you are slacking and attacking human rights.
Abu Q must be condemned, if I am to be PM…
He will bomb-boody-bomb…
Oh, goodness gracious, May.
From a jail to a police cordon, you can’t deport him to Jordan,
You’ve spent months trying to spin this House a yarn:
You’ve tried magistrates and Siac,
And rendition, even kayaks,
When you tried to Supreme Court it
Not one of the judges bought it –
You just cannot get him back to Amman.
The fault is all in Strasbourg.
Oh goodness gracious, May!
Human rights are very well, but overruling me!?
You may call me a hysteric, but we must eject this cleric,
Before he bomb-boody-bombs…
This could be my big moment, my meteoric rise.
To end the Abu hullabaloo: I could be his demise.
You must get this thing in hand
While I oust Ed Miliband,
Before he bomb-boody-bombs…
Beauty and the Police
Theresa May’s opposite-number in Saudi Arabia clearly has no problem deporting people. This week, three men were kicked out of the country on the grounds that they were “too handsome” and that “women might fall for them.”
Saudia Arabia itself – which is also rather beautiful (see photo) – now finds itself in danger of being expelled from the United Nations, to prevent female states from falling in love with it.
In the UN General Assembly yesterday, the Kuwaiti Ambassador took one look at the “well hot” Saudi Arabia and stated, “Mr President: phwoar, I want a bit of that!” although it is unclear whether this was in fact a sexual overture, or simply a reference to their long-running border dispute.
Other countries’ reactions have varied. On noticing its near-neighbour’s irresistible beauty, Israel immediately responded by erecting a large, blurry, translucent wall around her borders so as to avoid anyone having to see Saudi Arabia and lose control; whereas the Kingdom of Jordan didn’t notice at all, because they were too busy pretending to be in love with the British Home Secretary.
A Tory writes…
Following some recent articles in The Brighton Argus and that old favourite Conservative Student, I thought it was about time for ‘Gabrielquotes’ to catch up with reality and similarly host a Young Conservative writer who is desperate to explain just how unfair it all is. Therefore, the article below comes from the Vice-Deputy Sub-Branch Assistant Campaigns Officer of the University of Sussex Conservative Society.
Conservatism is a big thing no matter what anyone else says
by the entire membership of the University of Sussex Conservative Society
Anyone who says that the TorySoc at Sussex is unsuccessful clearly doesn’t know what they are talking about. Has any other student society managed to secure Ian Duncan-Smith, Jeremy Hunt and William Hague as speakers? I think not!
On any sane planet everybody would not only respect our society, they would join it too. But of course, this isn’t a sane planet, this is the far-left Sussex University where the only remotely sane person is myself, so it’s up to me to speak for the silent majority of sane people.
The far-left student newspaper, The Badger, openly discriminates against us by not doing what we ask them to. They’re always reporting on higher education cuts, demonstrations and that sort of tripe. They call it ‘student news’, I call it a load of old crap.
Last week, TorySoc had a fascinating talk from the Hon. Lucian Cottesloe-Faversham-Bufton, a local councillor from Worthing, and – believe it or not – The Badger only put this story on page 4: the first three pages were taken up with un-newsworthy rubbish about injunctions and police evictions and other non-events.
In November we invited Mike Weatherley MP onto campus and he was attacked by common people. The far-left Students’ Union was completely unsupportive of us, and now, only five months later, they’ve already put something else on their homepage in place of their statement condemning the violence! And even that statement was only written in size 36 font: they and every single one of their members were clearly trying to subliminally support the attack!
Sometimes people even disagree with our policies, and the Students’ Union doesn’t lift a finger to prevent this sort of outrageous harassment and it just shows how ignorant students on the far left can be.
But despite all this bullying and discrimination by the far-left elements of Sussex University, we’re still here and our membership is actually at a record high, although I’m not going to tell you how many that is so you’ll just have to take my word for it. We’re not going anywhere: even though I’m sure all the usual far-left suspects will attack this article on purely political grounds.
Gifted and talented
This week, the US Government released its wonderful annual list of gifts received by federal officials. Most of the gifts went to the President himself, of course, but there were also some intended for his family members and others.
The Prime Minister of Australia gave the First Children a “toy brown kangaroo with a baby kangaroo in its pouch,” though sadly Malia and Sasha will never get their hands on this as all their gifts are “deposited with the National Archives and Records Administration” in case historians in the future want to know what a toy kangaroo looked like. Their parents are such spoilsports!
Other noteworthy prezzies include David Cameron’s donation to “the First Family” – he gave them a “13-inch bone-shaped chew toy.”
Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides is now the lucky owner of a “hand-made rug with traditional Iraqi man.” Though the inclusion of a traditional Iraqi man may cause some immigration issues, Mr Nides did receive special permission to keep his gift “for official use only.” I won’t speculate.
Meanwhile, the Secretary of State herself received, in true Winnie-the-Pooh style, a “large glass metal container with lid” from the Prime Minister of Turkey: otherwise known as A Useful Pot To Put Things In.
The US Ambassador to Hungary got hold of some “artwork made of marzipan, estimated value $4,000” which he was also allowed “to retain for official use only.” Yum yum, that’s what I say.
One employee of the Environmental Protection Agency accepted free air travel to the tune of $1,181, all in a day’s work for those who protect our environment, of course.
Vice-Admiral Harvey Harris took a free 4-day minibreak in Venice worth $7,923 – with Vice Admiral Jan Eirik Finseth of Norway! – which he graciously accepted on the grounds that “non-acceptance would have caused embarrassment to donor and U.S. Government.” It’s a hard life, isn’t it.
The Secretary of the Air Force, the Hon. Michael Donley, was presented with an eclectic range of gifts worth over $8,000 by the Chief of the Qatar Armed Forces. His extremely manly haul included five different types of perfume and two ladies’ watches. Indeed, an awful lot of nasty Middle Eastern dictatorships appear to have given watches to senior Department of Defense personnel including the “Assistant Secretary of Terrorist Financing” (this appears to be a real job title). I do hope that these watches aren’t all deliberately set to be a few minutes slow and disrupt vital military operations.
While we’re on the subject, the Director of the CIA received loads of exciting goodies but refused to name the generous donors. He was given an incense-burner (presumably to help him de-stress after a long day of waterboarding people), a “gold-plated MP7 automatic rifle” to help him feel like a Bond villian, and a “revolving desk clock.”
Presumably the cunning spy who gave him this last one must just be waiting for the electronic device to be taken into CIA Headquarters and placed on a desk in the Director’s office.
If only international aid were given out as freely as toy kangaroos and rugs and traditional Iraqi men…
I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s rant. As I’ll be away at the World Jewish Congress until the middle of next week, I probably won’t be able to scrape a blog together in time. But watch this space: it will come!