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Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Here Today - Gone Tomorrow! 

Southport's Tory hopeful  'stands down' a few weeks after this following article (below) went international on the famous UFO DIGEST website...coincidence or the final straw?

I make 'no' specific claims, yet soon after this article was uploaded onto the UFO Digest website Southport Tory, Brian Duckett, stated the following on his Facebook page..


After much deliberation, I have removed myself from the 'List' will will not be standing as a candidate in 2015. I believe that Conservative HQ has badly mis-managed the selection process and I understand that Southport will not have a candidate in place until at least October. Whilst this may be fine for a safe seat, the very short 'run up' period of 7 months is wholly inadequate to be able to run a meaningful campaign. It's a shame - Southport was a winnable seat and I cannot understand HQ's rationale in delaying selection when at least one suitable and willing candidate was waiting in the wings and raring to go. 

This was the UFO Digest article in question...


By Pat Regan 

The latest rise of street nationalism and the dangers of subliminal religious conformity. I smell serious jeopardy today in the rise of numerous xenophobic groups that are allegedly formed to defend our homelands against foreign inroads. 

Many of these one-sided groups are quietly egged on by egocentric politicians who care very little for the damage to social harmony that their jingoistic propaganda creates. 
Admittedly, it is not hard to understand why some communities feel threatened by foreign invasion. This is an age old problem for any community. It is also one that lethargic politicians who preach political correctness should address properly. We elect the fools to properly govern us but they let us down, time after time. They rely on ancient stereotypes and communal fear of change to keep us under control (obedient to ‘their’ preordained agenda) and we let them get away with it. 
Our Land and our religion – oh, is it really? 
Some perceptive religious activists shrewdly drift into the ranks of the anxious natives then sooner or later start to call the shots, via grabbing the moral high ground. 

I have seen through this facade recently in my home town with one Tory hopeful candidate, Brian Duckett, arrogantly telling the rest of us...

“We need to accept that Britain is a Christian nation and we must stop pandering to politically correct intolerance of those from other religions.”

This type of selectively offensive mind-spin, that equates nationalism with the Church, is not only outrageously flawed but also highly dangerous. Duckett’s quasi-patriotic, bible-banging, spiel is of course nothing new and the Tory Leader David Cameron tried a comparable self-promotional line, to grab supplementary Christian right wing votes, quite recently.

Mr Cameron and Duckett are playing the same game to ingratiate themselves, as the ‘Good-guys’, with the trusting masses in a very similar fashion to Germany’s leader some years ago.
Eager to win Christian hearts Hitler previously stated...

“The National Government will regard it as its first and foremost duty to revive in the nation the spirit of unity and cooperation. It will preserve and defend those basic principles on which our nation has been built. It regards Christianity as the foundation of our national morality, and the family as the basis of national life….”

Adolf Hitler, Berlin, February 1, 1933

Many more examples exist.

NB. Of course, inflammatory and callous leaflets like Mr Duckett's are now often produced at Tory HQ to the equivalent dictums ready for the next election in order to outflank UKIP. Like all career politicians Duckett will say and do anything his Tory overseers tell him to do to acquire influence. Such is the shallow nature of politics. The latest appeal to Christians is to try to undo the widespread damage done by the Tories to their voting base over same-sex marriage, which lost them a lot of voters!

The almost identical way in which the above politicians all link Nationalism to the Church is astounding. The comparisons are authentic and they are extremely alarming. More disturbing still is the credulous way in which the controlled masses persistently fall for the subterfuge, without as much as a question.
The politicians’ well-worn words, us, we and ours are bandied about in an attempt to create a misleading visage of a body of opinion supportive of the one selected principle. This in fact is an exceptionally basic yet most ‘successful’ method of mind control that relies on sightless conformity (herd instinct) to ensure compliance toward a given creed, etc. 

The swing to the right in the European elections and the prominence of Christian democracy parties is ongoing. The SAFF in fact predicted this accurately when commenting on the ‘Breivik’ situation.

Christian fanatics such as this exist at the opposite end of the scale to militant Islamic ones. Essentially they are two sides of the same coin and hate begets more hate!
Before you know it the mass of supporters are indoctrinated into fighting an ‘us against them’ war of attrition that is based ‘not’ on noble patriotism but on blind conformity to a fantasy belief system (Holy War) such as the one dished out by the sanctimonious Church.  


Many vigilantes- type groups like to grab the Christian banner and stand behind it as some sort of indisputable ‘proof’ that they are the ‘Good guys’.  I am not just alluding to King Richard’s chums at the Crusades, the Nazis in WW2 or the somewhat intolerant KKK lads in white hoods. 
Over the centuries well-meaning but ridiculously naive populations in the West have permitted the powers of fundamentalism to hoodwink them into believing that Christianity was ‘their’ religious foundation stone. As with the early Nazis, today’s jingoistic zealots also seek to tell us that this alien faith from the East is somehow OUR religion. What utter poppycock. 
Britain for instance had a thriving spiritual ethos in Celtic dwellings long before the first intolerant, ‘one-god’ missionaries set foot on our green isles. In fact we had a successful and balanced earth-based spirituality long before the Roman legions arrived. 
Thus, the smug ones who now try to delude us into believing that the western lands are ‘Christian only’in heritage must be challenged at source! 
Such misleading religious propaganda simply will not do! It is an ethos based on blind ignorant conformity to religious dogma and has no basis in historical legitimacy! Moreover, self-satisfied assertions that the UK is a Christian land have been challenged by many scholars as bogus spin.
Calling Britain a "Christian country" sows seeds of dangerous division, a coalition of 50 leading scientists, writers and academics has said, criticising David Cameron for his spoken desire to infuse Christian values into society.

‘Gott mit uns’ (meaning God with us) was a common belt buckle feature of the ‘Christian’ soldiers of the Third Reich. 
History undoubtedly repeats itself because consecutive generations fail to learn from the mistakes of the past. Today therefore we have a situation in which religious fanatics in vigilante apparel and smug vote-seeking politicians are seeking to equate national pride with the Church. The collective dangers associated with such a defective form of political elitism remain as strong as ever! 
So yes, be proud of your country if you must but DO NOT let religious or political activists, with hidden agendas, delude you!

If you do then l sooner or later we all end up with an extreme situation, like Nazi Germany did in the 1930s-40s. 

NB. Regardless of the 'real' reason behind this impromptu stand down, Mr Duckett may have had second thoughts regarding his newly proposed political role. After all, would any sensible person ever contemplate working side by side with blundering political representatives (especially a local Tory party leader) who treat residents with such contempt and utter disrespect, as highlighted on this revealing following link?

The leading Southport news site, OTS NEWS, also highlighted Duckett's sudden stand down. In this link he was described as... 

'Hampshire Yacht salesman and London photographer Brian Duckett, self-appointed Tory-UKIP-Tory candidate for Southport'

The political and media spin we are carefully spoon-fed and the 'real' facts frequently remain poles apart.. 

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

An hour on the Yarrow in June

Dull evening, but good wild trout
 on the fin!

It was a flying 'after-tea' visit to the beck and the evening looked very stormy.

Luckily I managed to stay quite dry and the storm passed over the river quickly.

The river was thin, due to lack of water, and very few flies were hatching 

Nevertheless, I was soon rewarded with a nice fit brownie that shot  all over the pool and led me a merry dance on my little, 5 foot, dry fly rod 

River Yarrow trout are lovely and very well marked 

Another wonderful River Yarrow glide that soon produced another good trout to the dry fly

All fish were caught on dries and returned to the beck 

More angling action here:

Thursday, 19 June 2014

28 Club members - spreading the thanks

Election won - now time to say 'Thanks'! 

Following the election victory by Cllr Haydn Preece, 28 Club members Pat and Scott today delivered hundreds of 'Thank you' leaflets to homes in Ainsdale, Southport. 

Hundreds of leaflets delivered but plenty more to do... 

We nearly ended up in Formby again... 

How we won....

Just because the election is over does 'not' mean that residents do not need to be warned about the current, two- man, totalitarian Tory regime of apathy and division in Ainsdale.

Don't do as we do - do as we say! Ainsdale's current Tory regime Hartill and Jones. 

How Tory Cllr Ted Hartill deals with long standing community volunteers (with full Sefton Council dictatorial backing from uncaring officers, Margaret Carney and Rajan Paul). 

Thankfully, a few good and more caring councillors like Haydn Preece (left) and Tony Crabtree have come out in support of the banned WWP volunteers with the official complaint against Cllr Hartill's Woodvale charity being the latest move.

Moreover, the local press recently reported that Cllr Crabtree had dumped the Tory Party and joined Labour. He stated:

“During the last two years I have become very disillusioned with many people in the local Conservative Party and extremely frustrated with the national Conservative Party for not dealing with the problems here in Southport. I feel the local Conservative Party has drifted away and has forgotten basic facts. Councillors are there to represent all their residents’concerns and worries both locally and nationally. I believe their policies have been to the detriment of Southport and the residents they claim to serve."

Full story:

Some of us in fact 'know' that Cllr Crabtree is 100% accurate in his cutting remarks about the Conservatives. For example, this is how Tory leader, Cllr Terry Jones, treats Ainsdale residents that he either dislikes or perhaps just feels threatened by... 

Can anyone in their right mind 'ever' trust the Southport Tories after all this divisive, own-goal, nonsense? 

Lack of basic good judgement, on the part of Cllr Jones and Hartill, is now well-documented and available for all to see! 

The battle for justice and basic commonsense in Ainsdale continues...!

Saturday, 14 June 2014


The 28 Club  Attend a Thank You Party at Cllr Iain Brodie Browne's House

This afternoon we had the pleasure of attending a celebration in Birkdale after our recent  success with Ainsdale's Cllr Haydn Preece.

Subsequent  to the last election Cllr Preece won by just 28 votes, defeating the Tory candidate Jamie Halsall. 

Winners.... Cllr Preece with the 28 Club 

Southport MP, John Pugh 

All Libdem councillors from Ainsdale and Birkdale were in attendance 

Look out - Scott's found the cake ... 

Birkdale's Cllr Richard Hands 

Cheers..... 28 clubbers, Scott and Cath  

Jasmine and myself - enjoying the June sunshine 

Altogether a very pleasant afternoon, with some rather stimulating conversation... 

Monday, 2 June 2014

Digging over North Meols Civic Society's Garden

Digging the eco-action!

Geoff Wright asked if I would volunteer to dig over the North Meols Civic Society's Garden, so this afternoon Jason and I nipped down to Churchtown to shift a bit of soil...

Above: Geoff Wright and Gladys Armstrong of North Meols Civic Society

Above: Jason's never far away when heavy work needs doing - he loves it

The lads - ready to get stuck in... 

Warm work but at least the rain held off ... 

Almost finished  ..  

At last, all sorted out... 

It's never that easy to get hold of good volunteers and North Meols Civic Society is, like other groups, always seeking members so why not join them and help out in this worthy cause? 

Friday, 30 May 2014

Sandbrook Way Fence Repairs

Good Work for Woodvale Residents Continues 

30 May 2014. Update 

Following long-standing pressure for improvements from us and Cllr Haydn Preece the Sandbrook Way fencing repairs continue

Above: previously rotten fencing is repaired and today being repainted.

Regardless of unhelpful blocks for precinct improvements by local Tory councillors, Hartill and Jones,  this repair marks a welcome victory.

The blocks for additional improvements appear to be aligned to the fact that others have tabled such positive proposals, rather than the self-seeking Tory blockers themselves. 

See also:

Nevertheless, it's good to see the properties getting long - needed attention.

We believe that if everyone put in some free time to try and ensure that the area close to them was improved then we would all have a far better town and our Southport communities would flourish.

Community and political apathy just will not do as it leads to dereliction and crime spots.

The ongoing saga of the Conservative gaffer's school-yard  threat (well I 'think' that's what it was supposed to be).... 

We of course replied to the meaningless and rather bewildering legal threat sent to us by Cllr Terry Jones back in early April. 

But did we get any reply back from Jones you may ask?  

This well-paid Tory chief (or his stated Conservative "legal department" ) has not bothered to reply to us. No surprise there then after considering the rambling and emotional content of the Tory leader's 'threat' we responded to. 

If people, are going to bang their little war drums in temper then they should be prepared to continue with the march and not flee from the battle field! 

We do what we can for the Community because we care, not for any over-inflated salary funded by the taxpayer. Being in a position of political power should NOT grant the holder with the right to threaten and bully residents who are seeking to do what's positive for the community. 

The sooner some lethargic politicians along with their unquestioning and supportive minions realise this truism the better it will be for us all! 

The explosive political situation in Woodvale is today a total disgrace and it will be fully exposed in due time, with or without the aid of the Southport press!