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I have been over zealous with political comment lately so have now accepted the offer to assemble and write for two blogs on the WatchingUK website. The "Good News" blog is for items where we have benefited from the Brexit referendum vote and the "Bad News" blog is where others have tried to damage our chances of leaving the EU.

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

My brother-in-law built this - a jet plane at 1/6th scale !!!

My brother-in-law, Richard Johnson, has been flying model planes for years. He has a huge workshop in his back garden where he disappears for hours at a time.



His most ambitious undertaking to date was this massive model!



The Plane, a D H Venom, is massive, at 1/6th scale. After nearly three years of research, planning, building and testing, the maiden flight of the venom took place at Dalton Barracks, Abingdon Airfield, on Friday 11th of April, 2014.

The flight was successful, but a few modifications will be made before its next flight.



Ampers.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

How the British Public are going to be stitched up by Cameron, Clegg and Miliband.


Dear Reader

I have produced this booklet to try to ensure that the British people and Northern Irish people do not -  yet again - have the wool pulled over their eyes by the British establishment.

All the evidence - including regular opinion polls - suggests that over half of us want to leave the European Union. Even more of us want a referendum to give us the chance to have our say. But the British and EU elites do not share that view.

As co-president of a political group in the European Parliament, Europe of Freedom and Democracy (EFD), I know how they operate. They only want referenda which produce the ‘right’ result - the outcome that suits them. So, faced with what for them is a real dilemma, I believe they are going to try to pull off an old trick.

In 1975, the British people were led to believe that they were voting to stay part of a “Common Market” or free trade area. They were not. They were voting to remain in a customs union - what the Germans call a ‘zollverein’. In the nineteenth century the establishment of the Zollverein was the first step to German unification which in turn led to two world wars.

In the same way, the “Common Market” - always an unofficial name - was very simply a step towards a far larger and, to me, more sinister goal: European economic and political union, the creation of
a United States of Europe. The British people were not getting - and have never got - what we were led to believe we were voting for.

I already have evidence that the political class, covertly backed by its EU counterparts, are trying to mislead us again. There are calls that a straight ‘in or out’ / ‘yes or no’ question should be replaced by a complex question which appears to offer a third way: continuing as part of the Single Market without full political union. In short, a recycled version of what we thought we were getting in 1975.
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But just like then, there is no third way. This booklet explains why it - and any apparent renegotiation of terms whilst we are still a member - is, and can only be, a mirage, designed to mislead.

It tells you how and why the way the European Union is constructed literally makes such an arrangement impossible. It sets out the fact that we remain committed by Treaty to make progress towards an ever closer union whose currency is the Euro.

It explains how the British establishment are taking the steps to try to cheat you once again. I believe that you the public - the people who really matter - are entitled to be told the truth.

Yours sincerely

Nigel Farage

Read the entire document here (long)

A political résumé of the Times journalists behind the dishonest articles on Nigel Farage

Who are the Times journalists trying so desperately to undermine UKIP?

Who are the Times journalists behind the constant attacks on Nigel Farage and UKIP? Perhaps it will not surprise you to know that most have family or personal connections to the Conservative Party and that the majority are from immensely privileged backgrounds that have enabled them to prosper as part of the “chumocracy” run by David Cameron. Here is our rundown of the main players:

Baron Daniel Finkelstein: Privately educated former senior official at Conservative Central Office. A key columnist on the paper known for his particular closeness to Chancellor George Osborne. Recently made a Lord by Osborne and Cameron. He has in the past been embarrassed by claims that he has written speeches for Osborne while simultaneously working as Times chief leader writer.

According to the Spectator in September 2013, “what Danny writes today George thinks tomorrow”. He was once overheard on a train boasting to his mother on his mobile about writing Osborne’s conference speech. George Osborne also admitted at the Leveson inquiry that the journalist helped him with "one-liners" for his speeches and once reportedly remarked that he spoke to Mr Finkelstein more often than he did to his wife. Furthermore, Danny Finkelstein was named by David Cameron as one of the six journalists whom he sees “so frequently” that he could not be expected to list the meetings, on account of their sheer volume.

Matthew Parris: Privately educated former Conservative MP whose partner Julian Glover worked as a speechwriter for Cameron and now works as an adviser to Conservative Cabinet minister Patrick McCloughlin, who is coincidentally the MP who took over the seat of Mr Parris when he stood down from Parliament. Parris makes frequent and virulent attacks on UKIP for example in June 2013 he wrote an article for the Spectator article entitled “Why UKIP is a party of extremists” and another for The Times in October 18 2013 called “England loves winners, so UKIP must lose”.

Friday, 4 April 2014

How much is the ideal amount you should walk each day, The answer might surprise you!

I was sent this in a spam email but as it was interesting I have removed all the links and print the text below for your interest.
Benefits of Walking
The human body is made to walk!
Walking 30 minutes a day cuts the rate of people becoming diabetic by more than half and it cuts the risk of people over 60 becoming diabetic by almost 70 percent. 
Walking cuts the risk of stroke by more than 25 percent.   
Walking reduces hypertension. The body has over 100,000 miles of blood vessels. Those blood vessels are more supple and healthier when we walk.

Walking cuts the risk of cancer as well as diabetes and stroke. 
Women who walk have a 20 percent lower likelihood of getting breast cancer and a 31 percent lower risk of getting colon cancer. 
Women with breast cancer who walk regularly can reduce their recurrence rate and their mortality rate by over 50 percent.