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BRIEFING ON BREXIT

Posted on 03/11/2018

Tony Abbott
Former Australian Prime Minister

Former Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, wrote an article in The Spectator magazine concerning the beleaguered Brexit issue. Sometimes, someone from the outside looking in can see things more clearly than those up to their necks in it. I agree with his observation that the vote for Brexit was a vote for self confidence in Britain’s belief in itself. Unfortunately, it seems that the British Government does not share that sort of confidence, It is a pity that they seemed too arrogant to heed the advice of an expert negotiator, Donald Trump. Instead they “”seem determined to broker a deal from a position of weakness.

The Spectator & Tony Abbott

Tony Abbott: How to save Brexit

It’s pretty hard for Britain’s friends, here in Australia, to make sense of the mess that’s being made of Brexit. The referendum result was perhaps the biggest-ever vote of confidence in the United Kingdom, its past and its future. But the British establishment doesn’t seem to share that confidence and instead looks desperate to cut a deal, even if that means staying under the rule of Brussels. Looking at this from abroad, it’s baffling: the country that did the most to bring democracy into the modern world might yet throw away the chance to take charge of its own destiny.

 

Let’s get one thing straight: a negotiation that you’re not prepared to walk away from is not a negotiation — it’s surrender. It’s all give and no get. When David Cameron tried to renegotiate Britain’s EU membership, he was sent packing because Brussels judged (rightly) that he’d never actually back leaving. And since then, Brussels has made no real concessions to Theresa May because it judges (rightly, it seems) that she’s desperate for whatever deal she can get.

 

The EU’s palpable desire to punish Britain for leaving vindicates the Brexit project. Its position, now, is that there’s only one ‘deal’ on offer, whereby the UK retains all of the burdens of EU membership but with no say in setting the rules. The EU seems to think that Britain will go along with this because it’s terrified of no deal. Or, to put it another way, terrified of the prospect of its own independence.

 

But even after two years of fear-mongering and vacillation, it’s not too late for robust leadership to deliver the Brexit that people voted for. It’s time for Britain to announce what it will do if the EU can’t make an acceptable offer by March 29 next year — and how it would handle no deal. Freed from EU rules, Britain would automatically revert to world trade, using rules agreed by the World Trade Organization. It works pretty well for Australia. So why on earth would it not work just as well for the world’s fifth-largest economy?

 

James Williams
Chimes Media CEO

CHIMES COMMENT by James Williams

I personally visited some 10,000 houses in Portsmouth during the 2016 referendum campaign. Of course, I did not meet every single person in every house, but I did meet quite a number and I can tell you that everyone I met seemed to be thinking pretty hard about what Brexit or no Brexit meant. My overwhelming opinion was that, these ‘ordinary people’ of Portsmouth were not stupid. Many were seriously concerned about what it all would come to. I thus totally reject the claim that one side was stupid or flippant. At the end of the day, it is these sort of people who carry the full brunt of things if and when wrong decisions are made. Unlike, some of the comfortable classes that do not have to worry so much about getting mugged if they happen to slip out at 9pm to get some cat food.

Historically people, like those that live in Portsmouth have been through wars both home and abroad and many of their ancestors did not survive.

Britain is set to leave the EU on 29th March 2019 with or without a deal, but Tony Abbott offered

5 points of advice in his article:

  1. Using rules agreed by the World Trade Organization, Britain set its own rules. As such, it can declare that it will not impose any tariff or quota on European produce and would recognise all EU product standards. That would mean there need to be no border controls for goods being imported from Europe.
  2. The UK should declare that Europeans already living here should have the right to remain permanently — and, of course, become British citizens if they wish.
  3. There should continue to be free movement of people from Europe into Britain — but for work, not welfare.
  4. No ‘divorce bill’ whatsoever should be paid to Brussels.
  5. There is no need on Britain’s part for a hard border with Ireland. Britain wouldn’t be imposing tariffs on European goods, so there’s no money to collect. Technology allows for smart borders, so that eliminates the need for a ‘Checkpoint Charlie’ arrangement. Also, Irish citizens retain the right to live and work in the UK in an agreement that long predates EU membership.

If the EU decides to get uppity about this kind of independence and try to punish the UK with tariffs, they are restricted by WTO rules that place caps on retaliatory action of 4-5%. Whatever they do, we have used to be a country that coped with threats and, we have a much larger ally across the pond that would be only too eager to a trade deal. In fact, Mr. Trump has already got one he ‘baked earlier’.

Ambassador Dermer Condemns Jeremy Corbyn as an Anti-Semite

Posted on 01/11/2018

Anti-Semitism Growing World Problem

MSNBC host Ayman Mohyeldin failed to goad Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer into condemning President Trump for the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, USA. MSNBC is one of the news organizations that Trump calls Fake News because of their preposterous bias against his administration.

Mohyeldin pointed out that the Anti-Defamation League claimed that there had been a 57 percent increase in anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S. and asked Dermer if he attributes that “at least partly to the more heated rhetoric in this country since President Trump took office?

“Anti-Semitism was a growing problem around the world before Trump became president and went further by saying he was “very pleased” with Trump’s statements against anti-Semitism in the wake of the synagogue attack,” replied Ambassador Dermer.

UK Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn called an Anti-Semite

“The president of the United States is not the reason why you have Jeremy Corbyn in Europe, a leader of the Labour Party in Britain, who’s is an anti-Semite.”

Anti-Semites on college campuses today “are usually not neo-Nazis … they’re coming from the radical left.

 

 

 

 

Vanishing Jews in Arab World

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan “called all Jews ‘termites’.

 

 

 

Chimes Comment

For too long the lie has been that the Nazis were a creation of the Right and anyone who allies with what is deemed to be ‘right’ thinking has risked being condemned and marginalized as a Nazi.

Nazi means “National Socialist German Workers Party”

Top Nazi officials proclaimed that Nationalism is the adjective; Socialism is the noun. However, it is not just the name that places Nazis on the Left of politics. It was their policies and their use of state power to achieve their wishes.

Politics is simply about the relationship between the individual and the group (i.e. the state/ collective). Those who seek to maximize the power and influence of the state are those on the Left and those who glorify the individual and wish to minimize state power are on the Right. Nationalism is not the preserve of the Right. Those who left wing and nationalist are essentially glorifying their particular collective. Loving you country whether Right or Left does not require for you to stomp around in jackboots.

For people in the political centre ground there is not a lot of difference in belief and behaviour. It is when the political pendulum moves to the extremes that the differences between Left and Right become more pronounced.

The extreme Left produces totalitarianism which means the state has complete dominance in all aspects over the individual from cradle to grave. Such regimes are stifling and very controlling. They foment group mentality.

The extreme Right manifests itself in the form of anarchy where there is no state and everyone looks out for themselves. Groups of individuals may band together for a common interest, but there should be no collective leader. It can be exhilarating and demands a self sufficient lifestyle, but when things go wrong, such individuals can find themselves very isolated and vulnerable.

From this, the Nazis were definitely on the Left as they nationalized most things and use mechanisms and power of the state to govern with total control over the individual.

James A Williams

YOU DON’T MATTER

Posted on 27/10/2018

MEDIA INDIFFERENCE

On 16th Oct 2018, I sat in Ferneham Hall, Fareham, Hampshire to listen to officials and affected members of the public exchange views about the untimely death of 656 patients at a Gosport hospital some 20 years previously. That is how long it can take for British justice to react where ordinary people are the aggrieved parties.

One lady asked an important question: “If this has happened in a little corner of Hampshire, is it also happening elsewhere?”

Prison of the Establishment

Real People

Here For You

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was a fair question and it did not take much of a search to find another scandal concerning untimely deaths and neglect at Staffordshire hospitals of probably 1,300 patients and that as many as 14 hospital trusts are under review with a potential death toll of 20,000. These are not all old people at the end of their natural lives. Many deaths were of children.

I could comment solely about the state of health care in the UK, but others have already covered these stories. My concern is about the seemingly callous disregard towards human life in other areas if you happen to be in the wrong social spectrum. I am a single journalist with very limited resources, but this pervasive indifference and, sometimes malice, seems prevalent in other walks of life.

It would seem that if you are a white male competing with a black female for a job in engineering, there is a 2 to 1 chance that she will get the job ahead of you. If you are a boy and you have a female teacher, you can expect to be marked down in English just because you are a boy. I could fill up the page with supporting evidence from research done, but would make this opinion piece boring due to all the references.

Emaciated Tommy Robinson

I watched activist and journalist, Tommy Robinson, as he was being released from Onley prison in the UK after he had spent 2 months there based on very thin and doubtful charges to do with a contempt of court that had not occurred. His wrongful conviction is not something that other journalists, who had committed far worse offences (including causing the collapse of trials), had received no more than a fine for their misdemeanours. However, Tommy Robinson is not one of the elite. He comes from the ‘unwashed’ ranks of the working classes. He has form. He is doing things that embarrass the elites. He exposes the corrupt morality of those in power and who wield that power in the most cynical fashion whilst

claiming to be acting self righteously and on behalf of the public good.

No one can convince me that his punishment was anything other than a political action against someone who was highlighting issues that were shocking and damning of the whole callous and cruel nature of the establishment, namely the mass rape of British children. Can anyone imagine what a furore there would have been if any of these victims had been royals? The girls and their families were ‘low status’ girls and white trash at that. Just like those who

Plan to Control

are dying in poorly run hospitals.

It seems to be a theme that is not simply about the wealthy ignoring the poor. It is an element that runs through many ordinary people involved in these things, but it is when these matters are being covered up or ignored by the British establishment is when your trust in them starts to become threadbare. To me, the Establishment includes the media, the political elites and a significant chunk of the judiciary and police. Added to this number, you could include many ordinary people who keep their heads down for fear of repercussions they may face if they speak up.

Seeing the emaciated figure of Tommy Robinson was shocking. It encapsulated the corrupt hearts and thoughts of those who govern us. He had been illegally held in solitary confinement for most of his detainment. I saw no journalists nor any UK media organizations speaking up on his behalf. In fact, they were all too ready to condemn him. I regard myself as a neutral, but found myself to be utterly disgusted by the attitude of the political and media establishment. This is becoming a regular sensation for me as I, in my plodding way, keep coming across how easily evil can harm and destroy societies and, most importantly, the people who try to live in

Families Matter

them.

The upshot is that you and I really do not matter. We are unimportant as individuals except what we mean to each other.

 

James A Williams

Totalitarians Arise

Posted on 30/09/2018

Conceit of Deceit

BIG TECH HAS DEFINED CONSERVATISM AS “HATE SPEECH”

Paul Joseph Watson

How to silence your political opposition using this one simple trick

By corralling basic conservative opinions and beliefs under the umbrella of “hate speech,” social media giants have invented a new ploy to censor conservatives while claiming they are not censoring conservatives.

Nationalism, patriotism, populism, and Christianity are all now being treated as “hateful” by Big Tech.

These companies then engage in a form of legalese where they assert they are not banning people for their personal or political opinions, but because of violations of terms of service.

But the truth is that merely holding and expressing nationalist, populist, patriotic or Christian opinions and beliefs is deemed a “violation” because such beliefs have been subjectively defined as “hateful”.

For example, PayPal announced it was banning Infowars last week because Infowars had “promoted hate and discriminatory intolerance”.

In real terms, this meant that we had opposed the teaching of transgenderism to young children in schools and criticized political Islam.

Alex Jones was also de-platformed by every major Big Tech firm over spurious claims of “hateful” content that were never specifically quantified.

As the leaked Google meeting video illustrates, since November 2016, Big Tech vowed to use its vast power to squelch a movement that Silicon Valley elitists convinced themselves is based on “racism,” “xenophobia” and “extremism”.

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James Williams

6 signs of Regressive Leftism

  • Opposed to freedom of speech
  • Extreme racism and sexism – being anti- white and white men
  • Arguments are not arguments but labels, insults and stereotyping.
  • Ban everything that you don’t approve of
  • Denial of reality
  • Authoritarian

Individually, when facing the realities of life and the starkness and harshness that abounds, you need something to believe in if you are not prepared to embrace established religion.

The Left’s faith is that of Utopia – the perfect society. It’s the same as the theist’s heaven except that the Left wishes to create it on Earth. In their view, to oppose the concept or the path to Utopia is obstructing good. It is denying plenty for all and the end of oppression. The experiment has been played out in many different settings and each time has led to hunger, extreme oppression sometimes the death of millions. The utopia is a bank that tends to be empty on morality and high on hate.

 

Brexit and Chimes & Me

Posted on 11/09/2018

What sort of Brexit is this?

  This is really bad news

James Williams makes comment throughout this video which falls into two basic subjects: 1) Brexit 2) Why and how James came to set up Chimes Media.

On Brexit, the UK is to hand over £40bn of taxpayers’ money for two-thirds of nothing.

The EU’s, Michel Barnier, has already made it clear that the Chequers plan is “dead in the water” and Theresa May needs to come up with something better.

Barnier went on to say “We do not need more time. What we need are political decisions”.

After strong criticism of Theresa May and her leadership, James Williams then goes on to where he explains his participation in politics, media and advocacy work. He reveals his hopes for the future of Chimes Media.

 

“From what I can deduce,” says James Williams, “the UK Government’s Brexit white paper covers four areas:

  • economic partnership,
  • security partnership,
  • future areas of cooperation such as aviation and nuclear power, and
  • the frameworks needed to enforce the agreement.

The problem is that most of those in political power have no experience of the real world and how to negotiate at a business level.

Our politicians and most of the media class are nothing more than arrogant buffoons who think they know it all, but are unskilled and clueless.”

James Williams (CEO of Chimes Media)

 

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