Friday, 28 December 2007

The Sun and Robert Murat

The Sun is a filthy rag of a newspaper. Aimed at the most base and unthinking gutter and feral elements of British society, sadly it enjoys significant influence in shaping the opinions of a vast swathe of the population, in much the same way that Sky News, another Rupert Murdoch propaganda machine does.

An article on the Madeleine McCann farce/sham/cover-up (delete as applicable) in December 28th's edition of the "news" paper once again points the finger at Robert Murat ( Murat lets not forget fits the bill perfectly as a tabloid villain. He's unmarried, is not photogenic, lives with, or near his mother and has a physical disability - he has a detached retina in one eye (NOT a glass eye, as the gutter press insist). In short, he's Norman Bates-on-Sea for the lazy tabloid press, and of course what the Sun says is treated as gospel in transport cafes, and on building sites throughout the land. The description of Murat by the Sun as a "one-eyed oddball" is wrong on so many levels. Would they have drawn attention to his colour had be been black? Or to his sexuality if he was gay?

Murat's victimisation and plain harassment by the British media has been shameful, as too has the McCanns, and their poisonous PR team and clueless El Clouseaus Metodo 3's willingness to point the finger at a man who is clearly NOT guilty of kidnapping Madeleine.

Once Gerry and Kate McCann are securely under lock and key, for child neglect at least, then I dearly hope Mr Murat has his day in court, and successfully sues the media, the McCanns and Gordon Brown's cancerous Labour government (for it is they who have supplied the vile Clarence Mitchell to be the McCanns Witchfinder General) and walks away from this sordid tale with significantly more money in his bank account than lies in the tawdry Find Madeleine appeal coffers...


Thursday, 13 December 2007

Gerry's Jingle All The Way

Vox Britannica very nearly choked on his morning Rice Krispies today. As a keen follower of the Madeleine McCann "disappearance" story, not least through the excellent Mike Hitchens blog , I couldn't believe what I was reading in today's Daily Mail.

Francisco Marco, the brains behind Metodo 3 - the private investigators hired by the chief suspects - now claims that his most reputable company has solved the mystery of what happened to the little girl. It is important to emphasise that the story is about a little girl, given that if you read Gerry's blog, or listen to anything that oozes out of "official spokesman" Clarence Mitchell's serpentine mouth you'd think that the only victims were the parents. Anyhow, Senor Marco's quote taken from the Daily Mail:

"We know who kidnapped her. We believe she is in an area not very far from the Iberian peninsula and north Africa. And we have a fairly certain idea of who she is with. "

Run that by me one more time?

"We know who kidnapped her. We believe she is in an area not very far from the Iberian peninsula and north Africa. And we have a fairly certain idea of who she is with. "

Right, so despite all the evidence to the contrary, the cadaver dogs, the blood spots, the hire car, the conflicting witness accounts, Jane Tanner's risible Faceless Man and the fact that the Portuguese police are certain she's dead, your little company of amateur sleuths know FOR CERTAIN where a living, breathing Madeleine is? The fact that your £50,000 a month income depends on her being alive of course has nothing to do with this...

The whole sorry saga is rotten to the core. So much simply does not add up. The unseemly haste with which websites and cash-cow funds were established, the parents apparent eagerness to embark on a star-studden World Tour, roping in everyone from David Beckham to the Pope, the refusal to answer THOSE questions when interrogated by the Portuguese authorities. The repeated washing of Cuddle Cat, Gerry's Oscar-winning, and impeccably-timed cracking voice on the tarmac at East Midlands airport. The refusal to chase leads and reported sightings. The dubious speed with which Clarence Mitchell, effectively a Labour government spin doctor, was assigned to the case. The Magnificent Seven friends who appear to have such wildly contrasting stories about what actually did happen, and who saw what. The bilious hero-worship of the chief suspects in the British press - Sky News and the Daily Mail are especially noteworthy in this. I'll stop there for now, but you get the general idea.

Senor Marco reckons Madeleine will be home for Christmas. Didn't our politicians say something similar in 1914? I don't believe for one second his bunch of Iberian Cluedo enthusiasts know where Madeleine is, but admitting defeat denies them a valuable source of income, and surely if she is being held by a gang of paedophiles, as he says, then surely the people you tell are the PROPER authorities - the Portuguese Police, you do not go blabbing your mouth off to the press. As soon as the "kidnappers" (sorry, just playing along here with the McCann party line) get wind of this, then they'd certainly kill her and dump the body.

Now, do we take Metodo 3 and Marco at face value, or do we suspect that Mr Mitchell is at play here with his Machiavellian smoke and mirrors act? Is it mere coincidence that this apparently "strong" lead comes out on a day when the Mayor of Praia da Luz has criticised the McCanns, and in a week where it's revealed that their good friend the local priest in Luz cuts the figure of a broken man, and wants nothing more to do with the unseemly couple? If there's one thing that Nu-Labour spinners are good at, it's deflecting and burying bad news...

Hopefully justice is not far away. Will this year's Jingle Bells be the last Gerry and co hear before they're replaced by the jangling of the jailor's keys?


Friday, 7 December 2007

Do you feel represented within British politics?

Hello and welcome to Vox Britannica - a new blog, and hopefully a place where those of us disenfranchised by the modern British political landscape can come together and make our voices heard.

Does your heart sink when you pick up the day's newspaper and read about political correctness, Nu-Labour spin, human rights for everyone except the indigenous Brits, taxes going through the roof, highly-taxed petrol prices shooting up further, lies about global warming, corruption in government and alleged cover-ups and government involvement in missing child cases? Does your heart sink still further when you realise that the party of opposition, the Conservatives, is led by a weakling like David Cameron who is afraid to embrace the rich history of his party for fear of upsetting the perceived liberal consensus?

So to whom do we turn? To the Liberal Democrats? A joke of a party with policies ranging from the crackpot (50% taxation on income!) to the risibly "trendy" - ramping up taxes on people who choose to drive large vehicles to safely transport their families.

The other alternatives are too dire to contemplate - UKIP or the odious BNP. Their existence is largely ignored by the mainstream media, but the issues they raise over the heinous cost - both social and financial - of uncontrolled immigration is a message which has been ignored at our nation's peril. And will surely be recorded by history as Labour's true "legacy".

What the nation needs is a new party, a new driving force. A party to re-take the centre-right of British politics, the ground the Tories used to hold before a wet blanket called Dave took over and began hugging trees and hoodies and getting into bed with the liberal left.

Speak to the average British person on the street and the issues they'll raise are the same ones you'll raise around the dinner table, or over a drink in the pub. They'll talk about the fear of crime, the destruction of British culture and identity, and the ghettoisation of our cities by uncontrolled immigration, the emergence of Labour's police state, their concern at Britain's blind allegience to George W Bush and the USA, the rape of our armed forces in terms of men and equipment, people dying in filthy hospitals, politicians receiving monies from the most dubious of sources and most of all they'll talk about not feeling represented.

And don't expect the mainstream media, right or left, to be any different. You only have to look at the coverage of the Madeleine McCann "abduction" to see that. From a very early stage in the investigation the public was wondering aloud if there was more to this story than the mainstream press was letting on. Six months plus down the line, and still the media isn't reflecting the views of the majority. Why have D notices - normally used to restrict the press on matters of national security - been used on this story? Just how close is the McCann family to the corridors of power? Why was Clarence Mitchell, a Nu-Labour spin doctor, for want of a better word, assigned to the case at such an early stage. And why are the papers STILL talking of the McCanns as nearly worthy of sainthood?

Britain has become an unpleasant place to live in, at least that is true if you're prepared to be law-abiding, hard-working and decent. Your lives will be made a misery by taxation, crime, insidious revenue-raising speed cameras criminalising the middle-classes simply because the government know they can afford the £60 fine, while robbers, shoplifters and car thieves who can't pay fines get no more than a slap on the wrist and a couple of hours with a sandal-wearing social worker.

So where does the fightback start? Hopefully blogs like this one will lead to a rich and fruitful debate, maybe even a true centre-right political party will emerge over the next five to ten years, and then the cancer which has spread throughout the United Kingdom since that horrific day in 1997 can finally begin to be tackled. We must only hope the fightback doesn't come too late.