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People only sprayed ‘Nazi’ on Nancy Astor’s statue because she was one

The statue of Nancy Astor at Plymouth Hoe – that was only unveiled last year by Theresa May – has been sprayed with the word “Nazi”.

This Writer can’t understand why that word wasn’t included on the plaque.

I wrote about it when former prime minister Theresa May unveiled the statue, quoting from Joseph Kennedy and the Jews:

“Despite her anti-Catholicism, Nancy Astor was friends with US Ambassador to Britain Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. Their correspondence is reportedly filled with anti-Semitic language. Edward J. Renehan, Jr. notes:

“As fiercely anti-Communist as they were anti-Semitic, Kennedy and Astor looked upon Adolf Hitler as a welcome solution to both of these “world problems” (Nancy’s phrase). … Kennedy replied that he expected the “Jew media” in the United States to become a problem, that “Jewish pundits in New York and Los Angeles” were already making noises contrived to “set a match to the fuse of the world”.

She may have been the UK’s first female MP but she was an anti-Semite and a supporter of Nazis.

And that makes Theresa May a supporter of Nazism by proxy, of course. She’s the second (current) Conservative Parliamentarian This Writer has had cause to describe as a Nazi – or worse – in 24 hours.

So when people do this…

A statue of Nancy Astor, the first female MP to take her seat in parliament, has become the latest monument to be targeted by vandals.

The word ‘Nazi’ has been spray painted on the plinth of the statue, along with an Antifascist Circle, a political symbol associated with the Social Democratic Party of Germany in the 1930s.

… I have to ask:

Why would anybody complain?

Source: Vandals spray ‘Nazi’ on statue of Nancy Astor in Plymouth | West Country – ITV News

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Hypocrisy over language used to describe DWP oppression of benefit claimants

Offensive: Did the same people who branded graffiti outside a job centre as offensive criticise Iain Duncan Smith for using the same words – in translation – in a speech after visiting the concentration camp where they stand over the gate?

This is genuinely offensive – and no, I don’t mean it is offensive that somebody sprayed “arbeit macht frei” and “DWP Nazis” on walls outside a job centre in Norwish.

It is offensive that people are saying it is inappropriate.

Have they forgotten that, when he was Work and Pensions Secretary, Iain Duncan Smith visited Auschwitz and, on his return, actually said “Work sets you free” (the literal translation of “arbeit macht frei”) in a speech?

Don’t tell me that was an accident!

And consider the language used by Conservatives, over many years:

So the Tories have used Nazi language to characterise benefit claimants – particularly the sick and disabled. And This Site is full of articles showing how they have persecuted the same people – just as the Nazis did.

So I say: yes, it is criminal damage and that is a crime.

But it is also unacceptable for anybody – particularly Tories – to deplore the language used without considering its context. It is a supportable criticism of Conservative government policies.

Source: Nazi slogans appear on buildings in Norwich | Crime | Eastern Daily Press

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This Job Centre graffiti shows how much we loathe the Tories’ flagship ‘benefit’

While we should not condone vandalism, I would suggest that the perpetrators of the graffiti outside Bootle Job Centre should be congratulated.

They have reminded us, amidst the fuss over lying Boris Johnson and his attempts to bypass democracy in the name of a “no deal” Brexit that won’t help anyone, that the Tories are also responsible for creating serious social problems – and that they have not gone away.

And their message of defiance is a vital reminder that, no matter how much they try to subdue us, oppressors like Mr Johnson will never beat down the British spirit – our thirst for justice and “fair play”.

Boris Johnson doesn’t play fair.

And it seems his new Work and Pensions Secretary has similar values.

But if they think they can browbeat the rest of us with Universal Credit’s financial blackmail, this example suggests they should think again.

‘We will not submit’.

‘Scrap UC.’

These words have been emblazoned in graffiti across a Merseyside job centre in what is a powerful message to the new Secretary of State for Work and pensions.

Tory MP Therese Coffey was installed as the new cabinet member for the DWP this week after the dramatic resignation of Amber Rudd.

But as this desperate message sprayed over Bootle Job Centre shows, people in her native region won’t care about her footballing allegiances, but will want to know what she intends to do about the government’s controversial Universal Credit benefit system that has already spread so much misery around Merseyside.

Since the roll out of the new benefit system began – which aims to combine six existing payments into one – it has been riddled with problems of delays and computer system errors – and has frequently been accused of pushing already struggling people further into poverty.

Source: ‘We will not submit’ – Merseyside’s powerful message to new DWP boss over Universal Credit – Liverpool Echo

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‘Fit for work’ graffiti campaigner is launching a new – legal – project. Are you in?

The campaigner responsible for this memorable piece of work –

– is back.

After painting the words “Fit for work” on Job Centres across Birmingham, with an image of the outline drawn around dead bodies in murder mysteries – who have had one leg chopped off, with a trail of blood leading to it (and being arrested for trying to paint the words on a DWP office building), the campaigner responsible is hoping to expand into a line of T-shirts, with all profits going to charity.

To fund this line, this person is selling “Fit for work” sticker packs. If you agree with the campaign, and the reasons for it, then please support it by visiting the website, here.

If you feel the need to be inspired, the page presents a pretty good case.

In it, our campaigner states: “Condemned by the UN for cuts to public services and benefits that disproportionately affect the least well-off, the conservative government is in breach of its human rights obligations.

“UCL research links health and social care spending cuts since 2010 to 120,000 excess deaths in England alone.  14 million people, over a fifth of the country are in poverty, with a record 60% of those in poverty in work, the highest figure yet recorded. The governments own research indicates that a shocking 4.1 million of those in poverty are also children.

“At a time when disability benefit claimant suicide rates have doubled to 43%, nearly half!  When the disabled and terminally ill are being declared “fit for work” in the face of overwhelming medical evidence, there is no question that this is an ideologically driven program of social cleansing. 70% of appeal cases are subsequently overturned, wasting thousands in unnecessary legal fees, as claimants are sanctioned starving or freezing to death in their own homes, DWP officials are claiming 44 million in performance related bonuses.

“When homelessness has risen by a shocking 165%, and people are freezing to death on the steps of parliament, it’s time for immediate action, not platitudes about “strong and stable leadership” or  any of the countless sound bites regurgitated in parliament or the media to avoid answering for their criminal legacy. Public opinion must make it clear that we will not accept this!

“This country has a rich history of protesting that has lead to many of the freedoms we enjoy today, and it is our collective responsibility to stand up against these gross and systemic violations of peoples fundamental rights.”

That’s why this campaigner painted that striking image on Job Centres last year – and that’s why I encourage you to visit the website and support the project.


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Was the man who posted lies on Chris Williamson’s office really a TORY COUNCILLOR?

This is what happens when people start believing wild talk rather than examining the facts for themselves.

It seems somone named Thomas Pearson decided to take advantage of the nonsense being spoken about Labour MP Chris Williamson, and defaced his office with graffiti claiming Mr Williamson was an anti-Semite:

You’ll notice not one word of what he wrote is accurate.

Worse still, it seems Mr Pearson is a Conservative councillor in Derbyshire:

Police are investigating, it seems:

And Conservative Party leader (and prime minister) Theresa May has been asked to comment on this:

What action do you think she’ll have taken?

The same action she took over Tory paedophilia, perhaps.


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A 10ft plinth to deter people from vandalising Thatcher statue? That’s begging for graffiti

Look at all that white space: What a wonderful – free – canvas for any would-be Banksy to pass comment on the woman whose image stands at the top of it. At least, that’s what this artist’s impression suggests.

It seems nobody wants to have a statue of Margaret Thatcher on their doorstep.

Westminster Council rejected plans to put it up in central London last year, basing the decision on a report that it could attract “potential vandalism and civil disorder”.

Now, according to Metro, councillors in Baroness Thatcher’s hometown of Grantham, Lincolnshire, are considering putting the £300,000 statue on a 10ft plinth – also to deter “politically-motivated vandals”.

They haven’t thought it through at all.

A 10ft plinth will be a blank canvas for every wannabe Banksy who wants to try their hand at satirical graffiti.

They’ll come from every corner of the United Kingdom to make their mark on that wonderful 10ft expanse of white stone – and to make a point about the woman whose image will stand at the top of it.

And with 17 objections to the statue plan, and only seven in support, it is doubtful that many people will be upset if they do.


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Why are the media so quiet about genuine anti-Semitism in the Conservative Party?

See the gang of buffoons in the picture directly above these words?

Much has been made of the slogans this group of young Conservatives from the University of Plymouth daubed on themselves – particularly “F*** the NHS” and the Hitler-style moustache on the man at the far left.

Owen Jones commented on it…

… but then he also noticed the far worse examples of anti-Semitism.

The guy who wrote “Jude” on himself was invoking a particularly nasty memory of the Nazi holocaust, and one that should outrage every single Jewish person seeing it, no matter what their political leanings.

On an interesting tangent, I recently heard an interview with Paul McCartney in which he discussed the Beatles’ single Hey Jude, saying that the band had owned a clothing store at the time – due to a passing interest in fashion – and put a sign saying “Hey Jude”, to advertise the song, in the window. It resulted in outrage from members of the Jewish community as it was reminiscent of the “Juden raus” signs written in whitewashed German windows, accompanied by the Star of David.

The Star of David is, of course, visible on the bodies of several of the young Conservatives in the image. “Hitler moustache” has it on his throat, as does the man at centre rear, and the blonde woman at centre front.

Notice also that the “Jude” chap – his name is Ross Horton, it seems – is also making an offensive hand gesture.

It’s a “White Power” sign he’s making – highly racist.

And let’s not hear any suggestions that these creeps don’t have the support and confidence of senior Conservative MPs:

This is the face of young Conservatism.

I understand the individuals in the image are facing disciplinary action by the university, and the Conservative Party itself may throw them out in a pretence of opposition to the sentiments they expressed.

But the mainstream, mass media organisations who rejoiced in broadcasting fake news about anti-Semitism in the Labour Party have nothing to say about it. Why?

We know Theresa May is a racist – we have the Windrush scandal and the “hostile environment” policy to prove it.

We know Boris Johnson is a racist – we have his comment about “piccaninnies with watermelon smiles” to prove that.

I could go through a few of the others, but you get the idea.

And nothing from their media lackeys. Perhaps they should be challenged about that. How do you fancy it?

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Here’s a REAL Banksy painting about UKIP

Vox Political is indebted to a commenter (who will remain nameless) who wrote in after this blog published the modified Banksy picture commenting on UKIP.

The photograph was quickly revealed to be a Photoshopped version of ‘Lovesick’, in which hearts were issuing from the lady’s mouth. This Writer remains of the belief that the artist might not object to his work being adapted to present a satirical message.

But never mind that. Here is the real thing:

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According to our source, Banksy painted this in Clacton to coincide with the Carswell defection election last year.

It is worth pointing out that, shortly after receiving this image – and in response to the previous article, this blog received the following comment from a UKIP supporter: “All the other parties insist on handing the country my ancestors fought and died for to a bunch of sponging foreigners.”

They prove Banksy’s point for him.

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Banksy weighs in on UKIP

It seems Bristol’s greatest living artist has delivered a verdict on the UK Independence Party. Here it is:

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It seems unlikely that the Fuhrage will approve…

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