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How interesting is this the first statement on Conhome by a Libdem that has not featured on, 'Leftwatch' is Conhome feeling a little euphoric having reached its eighth birthday are have they now accepted the Libdems are 'onside' and acceptable?
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not to mention those saddoes on the left who, for lack of a real life, do their damnedest to irritate me and many others with their nonsensical comments.) Far better too listen to the chorus of the convinced I've always thought makes life so much more interesting. Surely the purpose of any blog is the be irritated and annoyed, to get the pulse racing and to sharpen up the wits?
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Happy Birthday a marvellous and successful eight years, do you think that this time next year when you are celebrating your first year as UKIPhome It'll be just as successful?
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Hmmm strange unless you consider Fascists to be on the Left, I've noticed that the modern right seem to these days, Scruton seems to have forgotten who created what you might call the environmental movement in this country, as for euthanasia I can't imagine Pitt-Rivers ever considered himself to be on the'Left' Poundbury its OK, but it 'aint Utopia. The Soil Association was formally registered on May 3, 1946,[2] and in the next decade grew from a few hundred to over four thousand members. The founding members comprised notable figures from various fields, including doctors, dentists, farmers, journalists, engineers and horticulturalists.[3] According to their website: "The Soil Association was founded in 1946 by a group of farmers, scientists and nutritionists who observed a direct connection between farming practice and plant, animal, human and environmental health." "The catalyst was the publication of "The Living Soil" by Lady Eve Balfour, the sister of Prime Minister Arthur Balfour, in 1943. The book presented the case for an alternative, sustainable approach to agriculture that has since become known as organic farming." The Soil Association was founded in part due to concerns over intensive agriculture and in particular the use of herbicides. A comparison between the two forms of farming in 1939 was called the Haughley Experiment. The headquarters of the Soil Association used to be at the nearby Haughley Green in Suffolk. One of the founders of the Soil Association was Jorian Jenks, a former member of the British Union of Fascists (BUF), closely associated with Oswald Mosley. Jenks was for years the editorial secretary of the Association's journal "Mother Earth". During the late 40s the Association involved far-right and even antisemitic elements, remnants of the defunct BUF, and was driven by far-right political ideas as much as ecological concerns. Following Jenks’ death in 1963, the Association tilted towards the left of the political spectrum, especially under the new president of the Association, Barry Commoner.[4] The Soil Association was one of five like-minded associations that founded the International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) in 1972 in Versailles, France, to act as the umbrella organisation to advocate for the global uptake of organic farming. Along with Bob Saunders Jenks pretty much kicked off the environmental movement in this country, I do hope now that 'fracking' is looked upon as the solution to our energy problems especially the Right the likes of Scruton and Co. will not be protesting when it arrives in their rural idyll.
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Farage on to it already. Nigel Farage ‏@Nigel_Farage Cameron retracts his 'closet racist' gibe. Wonders will never cease
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So Cameron to 'regret' his 'closet racist' remark, anyone worked out why?
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Bang on David those politicians who do that sort of thing. And as Harold Macmillan, who made Britain's first application to join the Community, said: "We are European, geographically and culturally and we cannot, even if we would, disassociate ourselves from Europe".[fo 2] That vision of Europe took a leap into reality on the 1st of January 1972 when, [ Edward Heath] Mr. Chairman, due to your endeavours, enthusiasm and dedication Britain joined the European Community. * The Community gives us peace and security in a free society, a peace and security denied to the past two generations. * The Community gives us access to secure sources of food supplies. This is vital to us, a country which has to import half of what we need. * The Community does more trade and gives more aid than any group in the world. * The Community gives us the opportunity to represent the Commonwealth in Europe. The Commonwealth want us to stay in and has said so. The Community wants us. Conservatives must give a clear lead and play a vigorous part in the campaign to keep Britain in Europe to honour the treaties which you, sir, signed in Britain's name. We must do this, even though we dislike referenda. We must support the [ Harold Wilson] Prime Minister in this, even though we fight the Government on other issues. We must play our full part in ensuring that Conservative supporters say "Yes to Europe". In particular, there is a duty on Conservative Members of Parliament who believe in and voted for Britain's continuing membership of the Community to play a leading role in their own constituencies during the campaign. Members must give a lead both by their words and by their example.[fo 3] I note that a few left-wing politicians have been talking as if this campaign is about whether we should JOIN the European Community. It is not. We have been members for two and a half years. It is a question of whether we should leave. But for Britain to leave would mean denouncing a Treaty. Britain does not break Treaties. It would be bad for Britain, bad for our relations with the rest of the world and bad for any future treaty on trade we may need to make. As Harold Macmillan said recently: "We used to stand for good faith. That is the greatest strength of our commerce overseas. And we are now being asked to tear up a Treaty into Maggie wouldn't say that sort of thing now would she, errrrr sh*t that was her.
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