Monday, February 04, 2008


"Vote for Mister Bean,the country will by better."

In our last installment of Rue Britannia, Red Ken Livingston, the Marxist mayor of London was planning a huge bash to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Fidel Castro as brutal tyrant of Cuba. Sure it would be expensive and would celebrate someone who hates the west - including the UK - and all it stands for, but Castro is one of Livingston's heroes and that's good enough for everyone else.

As we peek into England this time, we begin with a decision by the government to begin honoring and supporting polygamous marriages with welfare benefits.
Even though bigamy is a crime in Britain, the decision by ministers means that polygamous marriages can now be recognised formally by the state, so long as the weddings took place in countries where the arrangement is legal.

The outcome will chiefly benefit Muslim men with more than one wife, as is permitted under Islamic law. Ministers estimate that up to a thousand polygamous partnerships exist in Britain, although they admit there is no exact record.
New guidelines on income support from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) state: "Where there is a valid polygamous marriage the claimant and one spouse will be paid the couple rate ... The amount payable for each additional spouse is presently £33.65."

Income support for all of the wives may be paid directly into the husband's bank account, if the family so choose. Under the deal agreed by ministers, a husband with multiple wives may also be eligible for additional housing benefit and council tax benefit to reflect the larger property needed for his family.

The ruling could cost taxpayers millions of pounds. Ministers launched a review of the benefit rules for polygamous marriages in November 2006, after it emerged that some families had benefited financially.
Yes, that's right, those "Asians" who married multiple wives them moved to England can live on the dole and get benefits for each one of their wives! Sure, it's illegal, but it would be judgmental and intolerant to condemn this alternate lifestyle, the British government wants to be multicultural. To show their embrace of the other, they found a way to make it easier for these men to get their extra wives into the country:
While a married man cannot obtain a spouse visa to bring a second wife into Britain, some multiple partners may be able to enter the country via other legal routes such as tourist visas, student visas or work permits.

In addition, officials have identified a potential loophole by which a man can divorce his wife under British law while continuing to live with her as his spouse under Islamic law, and obtain a spouse visa for a foreign woman who he can legally marry.

"Entry clearance may not be withheld from a second wife where the husband has divorced his previous wife and the divorce is thought to be one of convenience," an immigration rulebook advises. "This is so, even if the husband is still living with the previous wife and to issue the entry clearance would lead to the formation of a polygamous household."
Understanding that some intolerant, backward individuals might not care for this decision, the government kept it under wraps since December. Readers at the Telegraph discussed the topic and what's happening around Europe:
Wow - nicely done Labour! You are pretty much guaranteeing that the UK will either end up as a Caliphate or under some rascist BNP regime - apparently there is no longer a middle choice. Good job Labour for surrendering like a ravening Frenchmen - and good job Tories for being a milquetoast opposition and abandoning basic conservative principals. You know your country is in trouble when only the freakish fringe parties are talking any sense.
-by Mike

Absolutely unbelievable (Sunday Telegraph "benefits to be made to men with more than one wife"). I was born, brought up and educated in this country, have recently retired and having put in 39 years full time NI contributions I now have the princely sum of 106.83 per week to live on. I cannot afford to heat my home during the day, I keep the electricity off as much as possible and then one picks up the Sunday Telegraph and reads, not only of MPs "fraud" with taxpayers money but now benefits will be made to a man with more than one wife. Its time we Britons rose up and protested about the way this country is being run and its people are treated. Come on everyone, remember the Jarrow marches, the General Strike, Ban the Bomb marches and Poll Tax protests? Britons have become soft and apathetic - come on young people - stand up and protest for your country.
-by Mrs Lesley Nichols

In Belgium we have the same stupid governement,people of the UK you are not alone in Europistan. Vote for Mister Bean,the country will by better.
-by Georges

Only this week, it was reported that people on invalidity benefits were costing the government billions, and an (ex-)investment banker had been called in to advise on how significant savings could be made.

Dear british commentators,

I do understand your concerns and your anger fully.
I am from Germany, and I am here to let you all know that all this insane nonsense politics is happening in Germany as well!
-by pingpong

Finally the UK has reached the point where Monty Python's Monster Raving Loony Party is starting to look like a viable political alternative for the British voter.
-by Michael

When we moved to The Netherlands in 1970 we had 3- children ( 6yrs,5yrs and 4yrs) we didn't expect to continue out Child allowance Holland, ergo no disappointment. Now however ( kids long gone, education paid by me) I read that Polish parents living and working ( they don't scrounge) in the UK qualify for child allowance ( benefit they call it now)for children they have in Poland.As my French colleagues would say " Something il est wrong mon ami"
-by J.W.Rowling

"Islamic law permits men to have up to four wives at any one time - known as a harem - provided the husband spends equal amounts of time and money on each of them."
If an Islamic man is claiming benefits, he clearly cannot support more than one wife, so why should the British government?
-by Libby

with 80% of Somalis and 50% Pakistanis unemployed, and an overall figure of close to 45% unemployment in the Muslim community, who the hell is paying for all this?
-by James McKee

During the Mitterand years the French social security system was having to pay out considerable sums to people who had arrived in France with several wives and dependents.

La loi Pasqua of 1993 put a stop to benefits being paid to more than one spouse or the children of spouses other than the one accepted by the French state.

I wonder, but doubt, if the Brown government is aware of this?
-by Richard Tracey

All postings have missed another news item in this section. Muslim female doctors refuse to wash their hands above the wrist as everything else but wrists must be covered.

Will we have the right to demand someone who can and will wash properly. I suspect not because because such a demand will hurt their feelings.

The PC government and the PC lobby may not wish to recognise the UK as a christian country but I do not any such preposterous sugestions and demands from any other religion
-by Oak

Under paragraph 7(7) of Schedule 3 of the Income Support (General) Regulations 1987, the DWP paid all of the mortgage interest for Claimants whose name was not on the mortgage, but only if their partner deserted them and left them to pay the bills. Rather than be evicted for mortgage arrears, many couples simply separated.

Paragraph 1(a) of the same Regulations states a Claimant whose name is on the mortgage should have their mortgage interest paid too. That of course, applied to married couples who stayed together, but the DWP did not pay up, so many families were turfed out of their homes unnecessarily.

In this way, the DWP has been applying the rules in place since 1987 in a way that directly discriminates against monogamous couples who are faithful to one another, and indirectly discriminates against Christian and Muslim families who stay together because of their faith.

Are they going to continue to behave in this way during the coming credit crunch?
-by Solar Sentinel

So if I, a female Presbyterian individual, were to immigrate to Britain and treat myself to multiple husbands because of my high regard for multiculturalism, would that be acceptable? Could I get a housing allowance and other welfare benefits for my extra-large family?

I'm assuming the land of the Magna Carta still practices equal rights under the law.
-by Dana Garcia
Seriously now, and I do mean seriously, this is a ruling to subsidize and assist illegal activity. It's like paying cocaine dealers to help them with their small business. Sure it's illegal to sell cocaine, but you bought it out of country and we're trying to reach out to alternate cultures. One absolute truth of government is that when you want more of something, you subsidize it. When you want less, you tax it. In other words: behavior that you pay people to engage in will flourish, behavior you economically punish people in will diminish.

This comes in the same week as other news of pandering to "Asians" (that's the Orwellian Newspeak code the UK government uses to refer to Muslims):
In a controversial move, [private Muslim schools] have won the right to appoint their own Ofsted-style inspectors. A new independent watchdog has been set up to be more "sensitive'' toward Islamic education.

The decision comes despite concerns some private Muslim schools are already failing to prepare pupils for life in modern Britain.

Barry Sheerman, the chairman of the Commons schools select committee, told MPs last month local councils were finding it "difficult to know what is going on in some faith schools - particularly Muslim schools".

Under present legislation, most state and private schools are inspected by Ofsted, the Government's standards watchdog. The Association of Muslim Schools and the Christian Schools' Trust applied to the Government to set up a separate inspectorate for a small number of private faith schools.

Get this, the stated goal and benefit of this action, according to the spokesman for the education department is this:
He said this would help to promote integration.
How is this supposed to promote integration by having one group able to police their own schools and ignore the usual oversight? Because it doesn't force some Christian on the Muslims for inspections, that would be objectionable and intolerant.

We need a George Orwell for this generation to write a story about the consequences of multiculturalism and abandonment of your culture and civilization to less civilized and weaker cultures. Perhaps the story of a lion embarrassed by his size and mighty claws, who never roars any more because it might hurt someone's ears. A lion who keeps giving in more and more to the hyenas in the veldt until they overwhelm and eat him. As he dies he can look at the whispering weasel who has been convincing him to take these steps and asks him "why?" The weasel can refuse to look at the carnage he's prompted and insist, nose in the air, it was for the lion's own good.

England is headed in a direction that any objective observer cannot miss the consequences of. What happens when you subsidize radical Muslims living in the country? You get more of them. Muslims determined to supplant the culture and laws of your nation with their own, to expand the Caliphate to the entire world. Why on earth would any rational person do this? Well, more Muslims who like your policies means more voters.

There's a scene from the first Ghost Busters movie where the loony team of spirit hunting heroes is taken before the Mayor of New York and grilled for their violations of federal law and antics. These guys are not very credible, they sound insane, but one argument they make convinces the mayor to give them a chance to deal with the problems of the city:
VENKMAN: This city is headed for a disaster of biblical proportions.
MAYOR: What do you mean, "biblical"?
STANZ: What he means is Old Testament, Mr. Mayor, real wrath-of-God type stuff.
VENKMAN: Exactly.
STANZ: Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies. Rivers and seas boiling.
SPENGLER: Forty years of darkness. Earthquakes, volcanoes...
ZEDDEMORE: The dead rising from the grave.
VENKMAN: Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together - mass hysteria.
MAYOR: All right, I get it. But what if you're wrong?
VENKMAN: If I'm wrong, nothing happens! We go to jail - peacefully, quietly. We'll enjoy it! But if I'm
right, and we can stop this thing... Lenny, you will have saved the lives of millions of registered voters.
The people behind these decisions think they're doing right because it's awful to discriminate against people, the more of a minority they are and the more they are different from dominant western culture, the more we must accept and embrace them. Their viewpoint is that western culture has been oppressive and bad, that white males have been the cause of all horror and evil in the world - yes, Muslims blow up trains and cut heads off but they were forced to it by the west and if we'd just stop it and give in to them they wouldn't keep doing it.

It begins with the idiot proposition that people are basically decent, adds to it the proposition that all cultures - indeed truth its self - are relative and thus functionally equivalent, and top it all off with a condemnation of everything that allows them to be free, prosperous, and safe in the west.

In the end, unless this is stopped, we're all going to be in the unenviable position of the hapless Flounder in Animal House, who after watching his father's car be destroyed begs his frat brothers to explain why they did it. Their answer?
"You f***ed up. You trusted us."
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