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  • ross1948 5:41 pm on September 30, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Foreign Office, Kipling, , , snogging, The Road to Mandalay   

    OMG – In Myanmar, Naughty Boris DARES Quote Kipling! 


    I am no big fan of Boris Johnson MP.

    He has turned his coat so often he could get a job as a fashion model.

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    But what on earth are the Guardian shrills and the FCO mandarins getting their pink knickers in a twist about this week?

    Boris Johnson caught on camera reciting Kipling in Myanmar temple

    Foreign secretary’s impromptu recital of colonial-era poem was so embarrassing the UK ambassador was forced to stop him… 

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/sep/30/boris-johnson-caught-on-camera-reciting-kipling-in-myanmar-temple

    OMG!

    Maybe not every reader shares my delight in Kipling’s patriotic poetry, but I reckon he’s tops.

    I have quoted his works more than once on this blog…

    Silence of the Swine! ‘No Need For Further Lies, We Are The Sacrifice!’ 

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    …and no doubt will do so again.

    But let’s examine what Boris did and did not say when he was reciting from The Road to Mandalay.

    He had got through the line: “The temple bells they say/ Come you back you English soldier.”

    Was that a call for a return to colonial rule?

    Far from it!

    As the Guardian helpfully tells us –

     Kipling’s poem captures the nostalgia of a retired serviceman looking back on his colonial service and a Burmese girl he kissed.

    Aaah, ‘it’s in his kiss,’ as a 1960s song had it!


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    Maugh Bo Bo, a Burmese doctoral student…said offence could be taken because the poem talks about kissing a girl, something that would be frowned on in the context of a temple.

    But the kiss in the poem did NOT occur in a temple, did it?

    Are the Burmese as uptight about a decent heterosexual snog as some other people…?

    Hey, Snoggers! Need Coaching? Contact Jakarta Police! 

    Or does the unspoken objection perhaps relate to a kiss between a white man and a brown girl?

    I’d have thought Kipling would merit applause from those who commend inter-racial harmony!

    And I’d have thought, too, there are better issues for the media relentlessly to batter Boris about…

    Sexist Saudis! BTW, Did Boris Vote To Affront Women’s Rights? 

    …and for the Foreign Office to be made to answer!

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    • Pamela 9:54 pm on September 30, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      We never did get an answer to that, did we? Did our Foreign Office that’s always busy-bodying about and telling people how much the British Government cares about ‘human rights’ actually support the Saudis in that UN vote?
      If they won;t answer that simple question, then Our Man in Rangoon, or whatever they call it now, should keep quiet and let Boris quote Kipling as much as he likes.

    • Jacko 10:39 pm on September 30, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      I think Kipling’s great. He was the only poet I liked when I was at school.
      I don’t think Boris is great though. He’s a total twit.

  • ross1948 4:30 pm on September 21, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Charlie Flanagan Foreign Minister, , Foreign Office, , , , UN commission on women's rights,   

    Sexist Saudis! BTW, Did Boris Vote To Affront Women’s Rights? 


    Saudi Arabia has invited women to a sports stadium for the first time to attend annual national day celebrations with their families, state media said Wednesday, opening up a previously male-only venue.

    WOW! Real progress, huh?

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    Should normal people around the world, unafflicted with the rancid sexism that characterises the kingdom, rejoice.

    NOT!

    Those happy families will be seated separately from single men!

    What kind of yard-stick are we expected to use when measuring the rights of half the population?

    Sure, it marks a shift from previous celebrations in the kingdom where women are effectively barred from sports arenas by strict rules on segregation of the sexes in public.

    But the proper place to judge Saudi Arabia, which, the report notes, has some of the world’s tightest restrictions on women…

    http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/09/20/-saudi-to-allow-women-into-stadium-for-national-day-.html

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    …and is the only country where they are not allowed to drive and where a male family member – normally the father, husband or brother — must grant permission for a woman’s study, travel and other activities…

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    …. is surely the UN Commission on Women’s Rights

    But guess which country sits on that august body?

    Saudi Arabia!

    Bloody Belgians! But Did UK Also Back Shariah Sexist Saudis? 

    And guess who put them there?

    Well, you’ll have to guess!

    Because I’ve seen no updates on the question we asked back in April, when it was reported that at least five EU states must have voted for the Saudis to serve a four-year term on the commission in the secret ballot.

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    This is an issue that should not be allowed to go away, the way the despicable Eire Government  –  I use them because thanks to some Eire politicians with a conscience, the issue was (unsuccessfully) pursued there -which weaselled out of telling the truth about how it voted – tried to make it go away.

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    Minister for Foreign Affairs Charlie Flanagan. Photo: PA

    Their foreign minister, a man called Charlie Flanagan (above) arrogantly declared that it would be “very damaging to Ireland’s ability to conduct international relations” if he revealed the Government’s voting preference.”

    http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/politics/flanagans-silence-on-un-womens-rights-role-for-saudis-splits-cabinet-35682628.html

    The Irish Independent offered the answer the gutless government wouldn’t give.

    .It is very likely that Ireland backed its candidature. Dublin officials insist it is not linked to a current campaign by Ireland to secure a temporary seat on the UN’s controlling security council.

    http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/first-we-need-the-full-facts-then-we-can-decide-for-ourselves-that-is-called-democracy-35682602.html

    How many of our readers in the UK emailed their MPs to see if they had asked Theresa May and/or Boris Johnson how Britain had voted?

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    Did nobody put that pair on the spot?

    Same goes for citizens of France, Germany Holland, Italy etc.

    It’s NOT too late!

    Shame them into owning up – or get a denial of guilt and thank them.

    An email only takes five minutes.

    A miniscule investment of time and energy if the dividend paid out is truth.

     

     
    • Noreen Paterson 7:47 pm on September 21, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      So much for the Dublin Government’s commitment to women’s rights.
      I would like to criticise but I would not be very surprised if Britain too voted for those Saudis.
      I don’t trust Theresa May who was praising sharia law a few months ago or Boris Johnson who turns in the wind like a shirt on a washing line.

    • Penny 7:50 pm on September 21, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Theresa May is a big supporter of sharia, she said so herself. I will put money on it she gave them Britain’svote.

    • Pamela 9:45 pm on September 21, 2017 Permalink | Reply

      Theresa the Shariah Queen?

  • ross1948 11:20 pm on June 8, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Consul, Foreign Office, over-sexed bimbos, phone-bill, taxpayers' money, telephone sex,   

    Amorous Alys Denies All – Bali UK Consul Sex-Shocker! 


    Frankly, it’s hard to give a monkey’s about this dumbo dame Alys Harahap, she of the ‘plummy’ voice (in itself a good argument for the Foreign Office to quit recruiting from ‘public schools)’ whose personal life is now public property.

    Besides, we have covered her demise before. 

    Alas, Poor Alys, UK Consul! Mr. Big and Yo-Yo Put Bali in the News! 

    On duty: Alys Harahap (pictured right) poses up with officers at a Bali police function last November

    If those splendid officers had only known about Amorous Alys (on the right).

    ‘Telephone sex? ‘ I’ll keep my mobile on ‘silent,’ thanks very much!

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    The Daily Mail has published what it says are her nauseating telcons with some crim in Bali’s Kerobokan Prison – which, to be fair, she denies.

    But if it’s the case that the calls are genuine, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office should come clean on what steps have been taken to reclaim public funds – example, her boasts about running up a £833 bill on her office mobile phone and leaving the consulate to pay it.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3113946/Top-British-diplomat-Bali-sleazy-phone-sex-suspected-drugs-kingpin-cocaine-smuggling-plot-Gloucestershire-grandmother-death-row.html

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    • But what reassurance do we get from the FCO?

     ‘This member of staff [Harahap] was dismissed in March 2015 following a thorough investigation that took place while they were suspended. We expect all our staff to adhere to the highest possible standards. 

    Fine. Sacked. She can use her ‘plummy’ voice in many another career.  Telephone sex, maybe…

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    But if pin-striped mandarins regard hundreds of pounds of tax-payers’ cash as a trivial matter not worth pursuing, one has to wonder if Alys’ extravagance was unique to her or whether such self-indulgence is ubiquitous.

    One hopes not.

    But a clear statement, on when the money was clawed back – from her last salary cheque, presumably – and on what steps have been taken to prevent any such abuses in future, is essential.

     

     
  • ross1948 10:01 am on March 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Death Penalty – Indonesia Could Set A Fine Example! 


    Well, it’s not every day I applaud Endy Bayuni of the Jakarta Post, or indeed the Jakarta Post itself – far from it.

    But a week or so ago Endy spoke up for democracy with a call for a REFERENDUM on the issue of capital punishment.

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    He argues sensibly that the debate needs to be conducted coherently, without the shrilling and shouting that has marred the current controversy. And I would add that it needs to be conducted without sticky-beak interference from foreign governments.

     

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    The behaviour of UK and other EUSSR diplomats in Jakarta has been nothing short of disgraceful, toddling around the town telling Indonesians that the ‘West knows Best’ on this question, when – at least in the British case – the pompous twits know very well that they represent nobody except a left-lib minority clique back home.

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    British Governments for FIFTY YEARS, since capital punishment was abolished, have been well aware that most Brits disagree with abolition.  That’s why the political establishment have adamantly refused a referendum.

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    And now the elite also invoke the Brussels/ Strasbourg diktat that imposes abolition as an obligatory albatross around the necks of every subject state within Europe, regardless of the people’s will. They rely on their left-lib lackeys at the European Court to act as enforcers.

    And Indonesia also runs a risk of unelected lawyers intruding on the people’s rights. Endy reminded us that it came close to abolishing capital punishment in 2008 when the Constitutional Court ruled 5-4 in favor of retention.

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    Thanks be for the one-vote majority – but there’s no guarantee that future courts will respect democracy any more than they do in the West…hence Endy’s conclusion makes absolute sense.  

    Given that the Constitution allows for a national referendum, it is time to let people decide whether to abolish or retain capital punishment.

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    • Endy points out that it could be a vigorous debate. Not everyone in Indonesia concurs with President Jokowi.

    I agree with Jokowi that the death penalty should be used, but I find it hard to understand why he wants to use it for drug-crims but not for terrorists!

    Indonesian Hasanuddin at court in Jakarta, 8/11/06

    Hasanuddin, the Islamist Fiend who Killed the Kids
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    Abu Bakr Ba’asyir would not be missed, nor that foul swine who beheaded the Christian school-girls and will be loose all too soon. That is SO wrong.

    Agree with me or not – and even a man I otherwise greatly admire, Jakarta’s Governor Ahok, disagrees on the very principle of executing anyone – democracy is the way forward.

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    The abolitionists finally have an icon to lead their campaign. Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama has publicly spoken up against capital punishment. More public figures like him should come and join the campaign.http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/03/02/commentary-calling-national-referendum-capital-punishment.html

    And THAT is how it should be.

    Let those for and against have their say, then put it to a national vote.

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  • ross1948 6:34 pm on February 8, 2015 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Foreign Office, Jerome Kwame Hibell, , ,   

    Jolly Good Show, FCO! Another Terrorist Scumbag In Your Debt! 


    Some people think I’m harsh on the British Foreign Office, because I flay them for their arrogant interference in the internal affiars of foreign countries in pursuit of causes which the British public would NEVER approve.

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    I get told, yeah, they are totally out of order wasting time and energy on the tax-payer’s tab to give aid and comfort to death-row terrorists etc, but they do help people in difficulties too.

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    A BRITISH Muslim convert released from prison in Syria after the intervention of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has returned to the war-torn country and is believed to have become a jihadist.

    Jerome Kwame Hibell, an amateur wrestler from Lewisham, southeast London, is understood to have left his family in the UK last year to join fellow British jihadists in Syria.   http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/uk_news/Defence/article1516524.

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    OK, anyone can make a mistake. They presumably didn’t know he was ready to resume his career with the rapist-murder gangs. If they weren’t sure he’d repented, one assumes they would not have sprung him from jail. Or would they?

    BUT they have no such excuse with the convicted terrorists, child-rapists etc. whose cause they champion at the EUSSR’s behest.

     

     
  • ross1948 12:30 pm on February 7, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    UK Foreign Office Undermining Jordan’s Fight-Back? 


    Choruses of approval from decent folk around the world for Jordan’s execution of terrorist scum this week.

    That excludes of course the cr%p we hear from that Korean at UNHQ.

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    • “The Secretary‑General’s position and the UN’s position on the death penalty is unchanged.”

    And what position might that be? 

    “The death penalty has no place in the 21st century!”

    I’ll bet a majority of Koreans share the majority view in the UK, that Bang Ki Moon is talking HOGWASH!

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    • But going on previous British Foreign Office form, gob-flapping flunkeys from the UK Embassy will be fanning out to try to save the skins of other scum due for execution.

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    I haven’t seen any news reports on that, but it stands to reason that if Cameron’s diplomats go sticky-beaking around town here in Indonesia, then Jordan will not be exempt from their unwarranted intrusions into its internal affairs.

    Or, given the righteous fury seen on Jordanian streets, will the FCO lackeys for once have enough sense to hold their scolding tongues about the EUSSR’s anti-death penalty diktat?

     

     
  • ross1948 11:47 pm on November 20, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Will Cameron’s Crew Intercede for Pakistani Scum? 


    A Pakistani court has given the death sentence to four people for bludgeoning to death a pregnant relative who had married without their consent.

    Farzana Parveen, 30, was beaten with bricks and sticks in May outside Lahore’s high court. Police deny charges they stood by as it happened.  http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-30113128

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    So what were these Keystone Clowns doing while the blood-thirsty ignoramuses slaughtered this defenceless woman? Enjoying a curry?

    No matter -we can do little or nothing to make Pakistani police do their duty!

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    What YOU can do, British readers, is write or email your MP, DEMANDING that no UK Embassy flunkeys go scuttling around Islamabad (that’s the capital of Pakistan, unsurprisingly!) to oppose the death penalty.

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    • THEY DESERVE IT! Fact is, they deserve worse, a spot of torment, maybe.

    Buyt the contemptible degenerates in Brussels don’t agree. No matter how vile murderous savages may be, the EUSSR believes they should not pay the proper price, which is surely DEATH!

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    And it is entirely possible that the British Embassy in Pakistan will emulate the shameful performance of the British Embassy here in Jakarta, disregarding all diplomatic norms by interfering in another country’s internal affairs, minions prattling moronically against capital punishment.

    They do not speak for decent people!

     
  • ross1948 8:49 pm on September 26, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , Foreign Office,   

    Cameron’s ‘Gay Pride’ Imperialism – Britannia’s Shame 


    Another shocking example of the UK Foreign Office engaging in blatant neo-colonialist interference in the internal affairs of other, sovereign states.

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    I missed this news when it happened, but it merits coverage as an instance of Cameron’s arrogance.
    I hope Jakarta authorities note that this hostile act on London’s part, while not yet extended against Indonesia, could easily be.

    • It’s significant that even fellow-EU members, like Latvia and Estonia, and one of Britain’s oldest and most faithful friends – Australia – have already been targetted. Decent societies have to recall the motto, ‘Know your Enemy,’ and it is Britannia, these days.
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    The Government says authorities in the countries have given permission for the British consulates to carry out the same-sex marriages.
    The Consular Marriage and Marriages under Foreign Law Order 2014 means a total of 23 British consulates will be allowed to have the ceremonies…In July David Cameron said he wanted to export same-sex marriage around the world, as he held a Downing Street party for gay activists.  http://www.christian.org.uk/news/gay-marriage-exported-abroad-by-uk-government/

    In the absence of plans by Cameron to allow interfaith weddings in UK diplomatic outposts in shariah-ruled countries, this is clearly a double-standard in operation, catering only for Cast-Iron’s favoured Fairy Circle.

     I can only agree with the columnist Richard Littlejohn.

    “What does he hope to achieve by embarking on a mission to proselytise same-sex marriage around the world, other than to bask in the admiration of the gay lobby?
    “It will only serve to reopen old wounds and alienate still further many of his own supporters, already heading to UKIP in droves.”

     
    • TONY DAVIS 1:05 am on September 27, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      The SAVAGES won’t like it. The Saudis must be paying Westminster billions in bribes not to pursue their homophobic culture!!!

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