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Monday, 27 March 2017

New Agenda on Sunday. is out! Edition of 26 March 2017




Good morning everyone


Normal service is now resumed as I have re-established contact with the publisher and I am again receiving New Agenda on Sunday in my e-mail in box. It is certainly easier to hit the "forward" button than go through the agonies of the convoluted fix solution.



SANITY HAS RETURNED !!!
The time is now 06:32 (and that is in real money) on Sunday 26th March 2017. All we have to do is to convince those who are responsible for such things, to leave our clocks alone from now and forever more. Good morning all and have a nice day.


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Happy Birthday Vera Lynn.

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Dame Vera Margaret Lynn (née Welch; born 20 March 1917[1]), widely known as "the Forces' Sweetheart", is an English singer, songwriter and actress. Her musical recordings and performances were enormously popular during the Second World War.
On 20 March 2017, Dame Vera celebrated her 100th birthday. In a fitting tribute on the day, her portrait was projected onto the white cliffs of Dover.


Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry .R I P
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Chuck Berry one of the legends of popular music has died aged 90.
A pioneer of rock and roll, Berry was a significant influence on the development of both the music and the attitude associated with the rock music lifestyle. Controversy, terms in prison, tax evasion and a string of great hits including "Maybellene" "Roll Over Beethoven" "Sweet Little Sixteen""Johnny B. Goode" "Back in the U.S.A." "Nadine" "No Particular Place to Go" "My Ding-a-Ling" and many others.



Martin McGuinness. R I P

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An Influential presence in Irish politics for many years, has died after died aged 66.
James Martin Pacelli McGuinness was an Irish republican and Sinn Féin politician who was the deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, serving from May 2007 to January 2017.

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Norman Tebbit of "Get on your bike" fame, added his own words of hatred to the reports of Martin McGuinness death. Words, which if spoken by anyone else, would probably result in prosecution under some incitement law. However, it seems that Tebbit can say anything he likes. He can spout the most objectionable comments and bile and have his words reported in practically every news media. No one challenges him or censors his words of hate and yet when I indulge in little sarcasm critical of the Guardian and Rowena Mason (see story below), the papers thought police delete all traces of the comment. Our press and media are on a slippery slope.

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Under the heading of "Labour Party membership expected to fall below half a million" Rowenna Mason wrote a long and long winded piece of journalistic nonsense, full of wild speculation, factual inaccuracies and politically slanted opinion. In response, I wrote " Breaking News!
Rowena Mason expected to retire from writing comic strips for the Guardian and take up residence on Haaf Gruney to talk to the storm petrels, sea otters and seals who live on the island. It is not reported who will take on the demanding task of writing inane columns for the once reliable Guardian "newspaper".
The Guardian though police did not approve of my comment.


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What a shabby, pathetic and shallow performance from a politician disguised as Prime Minister and who has no mandate from anyone in the country except for a handful of conservative party "Grandees", who are even more removed from reality than she herself is. Read the full story at "THERESA MAY LAUNCHED A PERSONAL TIRADE ON THE LABOUR FRONT BENCH, AND IT WAS DISGRACEFUL" on .http://new-agenda2012.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/another-party-manifesto-promise-reneged.html (copy and paste link)


Meanwhile, back in Jersey.

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History shows us that the Jersey "Establishment" will go to any lengths to silence former Health Minister Stuart Syvret, and to perpetuate the cover up of historical child abuse on the island. The latest chapter of this never ending saga, is Stuart Syvret's allegation that he has evidence of murder, rape, child abuse and corruption in the Island, but claims he has effectively been denied the right to make a formal statement to the States police. The Jersey States police, have declined to comment on Mr Syvret’s claims, but have allegedly told the former politician that he must provide details of his allegations in an email before a statement would be taken. The Jersey establishment have been trying to bury the truth of historic abuse on the island for many years, but much to their irritation and anger, it refuses to go away. Keep hammering at them Mr Syvret as eventually the truth will come out.
Read more at http://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/2017/03/24/i-have-evidence-of-murder-says-syvret/#Z5ypwkmyQCZpZZwF.99 (copy and paste link)
The sun is shining, the clocks have gone forward by 1 hour and the weather forecasters are saying that it is getting warmer. I shall be a tad miffed if it snows next week.




Have a nice week.



John

Saturday, 25 March 2017

The people of Egypt betrayed as Mubarak walks free from detention.



Egypt's toppled dictator freed after six years in custody

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Hosni Mubarak
The final humiliation and betrayal for the Egyptian people as Hosni Mubarak is released from detention.
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Mubarak "close to death" 6 years ago
The despotic puppet dictator, who since his arrest in 2011 has been "at deaths door", thus ensuring that his detention conditions have been quite comfortable in comparison to those of President Mohamed Morsi overthrown in a squalid coup de tat organised by General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi encouraged and supported by the United States of America.

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General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi 
As the democratically elected President Morsi continues to languish in military custody on "death row" awaiting execution, Mubarak, the tyrant responsible for the deaths of hundreds if not more Egyptian protesters in Tahrir Square in Cairo and many other towns and cities throughout Egypt, returns to his home and family no doubt to enjoy the proceeds of his years in power.
Mubarak, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and those western governments who supported the coup to overthrow Morsi, the only democratically elected President of Egypt, killed democracy in Egypt and betrayed the Egyptian people.


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President Mohammed Morsi


Thursday, 23 March 2017

Another party manifesto promise reneged on by conservative government.


https://www.theguardian.com/education/2017/mar/22/jeremy-corbyn-theresa-may-tory-pledge-education-funding-cuts#comments

Theresa May launched a personal tirade on the Labour front bench, and it was disgraceful. 

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May gets personal
What a shabby, pathetic and shallow performance from a politician disguised as Prime Minister and who has no mandate from anyone in the country except for a handful of conservative party "Grandees", who are even more removed from reality than she herself is. 
Against a background of the usual baying, ya boo hysteria from government benches, Jeremy Corbyn destroyed Theresa May and her pernicious education cuts. His questions exposed the hypocrisy and divisions amongst former government ministers and backbench members as new proposals and consultations were revealed as nothing more than empty rhetoric,masquerading as conservative "Policy".

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Corbyn destroys May.
Interesting that the media should be so preoccupied with internal divisions between the Labour leadership and a few members of the Parliamentary Labour Party, than with the exposure of this country's Prime Minister and another of her divisive policies.




Monday, 20 March 2017

New Agenda on Sunday is out. Edition of 19th March 2017

https://paper.li/f-1346065353#/


Good morning everyone


There seems to be a slight problem as the paper has not arrived in my in box again this week. However, I think that I have managed to repeat "a fix" and hopefully this e-mail will have New Agenda nailed to it. On the assumption that you may be able to read both this and the paper, we shall "K B O" as someone once said.

Swing low, Sweet Chariot.


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Ireland 13pts England 9 pts.
So ends the dream of back to back Grand Slams and the record of 19 straight test match wins to overtake the All Blacks record of 18 in a row. Ironically it was also the Irish who ended New Zealand's run of wins leaving England and the All Blacks level on 18 straight wins and England in second place in the World rankings table.
At any other time, taking the 6 Nations Championship and the Calcutta Cup would be and is an achievement, but this year to miss the Triple Crown and the Grand Slam somehow makes England's success in the competition seem a little hollow.
It was a poor game, as were the other two matches, and England never managed to overcome the Irish "in your face" tactics which prevented any real exhibition of open play as shown in previous games, particularly against Scotland. However, that is not intended to take anything away from Ireland who arrived at the Aviva Stadium with a game plan to disrupt and harass England and the Irish and carried out the plan perfectly. 
England did not perform and paid the price. Eddie Jones still has much work to do with his pool of players before the World Cup.




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Philip Hammond has learned, what others have and are learning, that with Theresa May as a friend, you do not need enemies. A complete and utter humiliation and "U turn" for Hammond, (surely his future must now be numbered in days if not hours) brought about it seems by back bench conservative MP's organised by Theresa May actively encouraged by the media. For the full story see "Humiliation for Chancellor as Theresa May sides with backbench MP's"
("http://new-agenda2012.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/humiliation-for-chancellor-as-theresa.html" Copy and paste link.)


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Chuck Berry one of the legends of popular music has died aged 90.
A pioneer of rock and roll, Berry was a significant influence on the development of both the music and the attitude associated with the rock music lifestyle. Controversy, terms in prison, tax evasion and a string of great hits including "Maybellene" "Roll Over Beethoven" "Sweet Little Sixteen""Johnny B. Goode" "Back in the U.S.A." "Nadine" "No Particular Place to Go" "My Ding-a-Ling" and many others.

Charles Edward Anderson "Chuck" Berry (October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017) singer and songwriter and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. R I P

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George Osborne has 6 jobs.Where at least 1.5 million people in this country would be thankful for one job, even if it were on minimum wage, Osborne has 6 part time jobs netting him more than £1.5 million in addition to his MP salary of £75,000 (plus "expenses").
This man has his nose into a number of trough's and laughs all the way to the bank. He should stand down as an MP.

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Meanwhile, back in Jersey, it seems that "Fly Tipping" is a problem which is not restricted to country lanes and scenic areas of the UK mainland. Following the opening of the facility at La Collette, recycling bins were taken away from South Pier and replaced with a single bin for marina users. However, following repeated instances of abuse at the site, it has had to be removed. Elsewhere, a number of fly tipping incidents have occurred at other locations around the Island. Fly tipping is anti social behaviour by individuals or even organised groups making money from the practice. At the end of the day, we pick up the price for clearing away the fly tippers mess. Anyone indulging in this activity, whether individuals or organised groups should be severly punished.

The weather over the past week has produced warm temperatures. The "experts" are predicting frost and snow by the end of the coming week. Today, is officially the first day of Spring 2017. What on earth is going on?
Have a nice week.


John


Sunday, 19 March 2017

No back to back Grand Slam, but England remain 6 Nations Champions.

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/mar/18/ireland-england-six-nations-championship-eddie-jones


‘We were just not good enough – we still have a lot to do’

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Swing low, Sweet Chariot.
Ireland 13pts England 9 pts.
So ends the dream of back to back Grand Slams and the record of 19 straight test match wins to overtake the All Blacks record of 18 in a row. Ironically it was also the Irish who ended New Zealand's run of wins leaving England and the All Blacks level on 18 straight wins and England in second place in the World rankings table.
At any other time, taking the 6 Nations Championship and the Calcutta Cup would be and is an achievement, but this year to miss the Triple Crown and the Grand Slam somehow makes England's success in the competition seem a little hollow.


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It was a poor game, as were the other two matches, and England never managed to overcome the Irish "in your face" tactics which prevented any real exhibition of open play as shown in previous games, particularly against Scotland. However, that is not intended to take anything away from Ireland who arrived at the Aviva Stadium with a game plan to disrupt and harass England and the Irish and carried out the plan perfectly. 
England did not perform and paid the price. Eddie Jones still has much work to do with his pool of players before the World Cup.



Thursday, 16 March 2017

Humiliation for Chancellor as Theresa May sides with backbench MP's


A budget U Turn instigated by the Prime Minister and the "right wing" press.

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Humiliated Hammond defends tax U-turn
A complete and utter humiliation and "U turn" for Hammond, (surely his future must now be numbered in days if not hours) brought about it seems by back bench conservative MP's organised by Theresa May actively encouraged by the media. On Sky television news last night during the newspaper preview item, "Stig" Abell, editor of The Times Literary Supplement, and previously the managing editor of the Sun newspaper, praised the role of the media in this "assassination" of Philip Hammond who only has been Chancellor since July of last year. Abell went on and with great relish, to state that this country has "the most right wing press" ever, a remarkably candid admission from a man with his background and occupation and which is quite rare if not unique on Sky News or the British media generally.
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"Stig" Abell
In a very clumsy and quite inappropriate attempt to criticise the Labour party generally and Jeremy Corbyn (again) in particular, Abell used the well worn cliche's of "open goals", "landing blows" and other nonsensical metaphors to somehow suggest that Jeremy Corbyn had somehow missed the boat, and should have waded in to the domestic blood letting taking place on the government benches, with Hammond being singled out as the sacrificial lamb whilst May, not actually indulging in the maniacal laughter and hysteria of last week, was clearly enjoying the spectacle of her Chancellor's embarrassment and humiliation at the hands of the Tory backbencher's.
I have no idea what Jeremy Corbyn's thoughts were at this time, but it may be that he remembered a quote from Napoleon Bonaparte. Perhaps Stig Abell and the "right wing press", conservative MP's and some other Corbyn critics should also recall the Emperor's maxim
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"Never Interfere With an Enemy While He’s in the Process of Destroying Himself"


Monday, 13 March 2017

New Agenda on Sunday is out. Edition of 12th March 2017





Good morning everyone


There seems to be a slight problem as the paper has not arrived in my in box this week. However, I think that I have managed "a fix" and hopefully this e-mail will have New Agenda nailed to it. On the assumption that you may be able to read both this and the paper, we shall "K B O" as someone once said.



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Swing low, Sweet Chariot.

England 61 pts Scotland 21 pts.
England are the 6 Nations Champions of 2017 and with one game to spare and took the Calcutta Cup with their best team performance of this years competition. Scotland were swept aside as England stormed to victory scoring seven tries in their 61 points total. Admittedly Scotland's game was littered with injuries, but even if that had not been the case, it is difficult to envisage any other result given the England passion and drive. Scotland were down to 14 after only two minutes of the game when their hooker Fraser Brown was given 10 minutes in the sin bin for a late and dangerous tackle on Elliot Daly dumping the English wing on his back. Most of the crowd, the television commentators and I, felt that Brown was very fortunate that the French referee Mathieu Raynal did not produce a red card for the offence.
England travel to Dublin next Saturday as 6 Nations Champions for the match against Ireland, where a win would seal the "Triple Crown" and give England a back to back "Grand Slam" a feat last achieved by France but which would be the first in the revised 6 Nations Competition.



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Did anyone see Theresa May and her bizarre outburst of laughter at PMQ's just prior to the Budget speech? The grandees of her own party and the rest of us, should be concerned with her irrational behaviour and her future, after the hysterical and sinister performance indicating that perhaps she is unwell.



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I was brought up in London in a bock of flats in Peckham. Very near to the flats on the corner of the Old Kent Road, was a Pie 'n' Mash shop, almost next door to a Fish and Chip shop, so the young Yates was raised on a very healthy and very tasty diet. Having now discovered a source for a traditional London meal and delivered right to my door, I shall be placing orders quite regularly.

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 See the full story at "A tasty and nourishing meal".
http://new-agenda2012.blogspot.co.uk/2017/03/a-tasty-and-nourishing-meal.html (copy and paste link)

Peckham Rye station is to be restored to its Victorian grandeur as architects open up a hidden room which was lost to the public for 50 years. As a boy, Peckham Rye Station was my direct link to the delights of Battersea Fun Fair. Rides, attractions, grotto "Mississippi Riverboat" and much much more. A wonderland of magic for the young Yates.
Pure nostalgia 

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Meanwhile, back in Jersey someone stabbed and disfigured "Scarlett", a horse which competes in dressage competitions, while it was being kept in a yard on Grande Route de Saint Pierre in St Peter. What is it that makes some people treat animals with such senseless cruelty?


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THE Mange Tout chain of sandwich shops have launched their first out-of-town outlet at the Jersey War Tunnels in St Peter. This new franchise takes over from the Pantry and previously to that the Sanctuary. Hopefully, the new Mange Tout will provide better food than the last facility.


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Another mixture of fog, rain, sunshine, cold (even frost !) and temperatures sometimes in the mid teens again this week. I am at a loss to understand what is going on.



Have a nice week.

John