"Too often today, people are ready to tell us,
'this is not possible; that is not possible'.
I say, whatever the true interest of our country calls for, is always possible!"

- Enoch Powell.

Friday, 29 October 2010

Nothing ruled out over future of Shropshire schools

Nothing ruled out over future of Shropshire schools

Shirehall leader Keith Barrow has today warned that Shropshire Council is “not ruling anything out” over the future of county schools.
The council has been consulting on a new vision for county schools to help tackle falling pupil numbers and funding shortfalls. It’s cabinet will be considering feedback and the next steps to be taken when it meets on November 10. The issue will also go before the full council the following day.
The vision contains a revised set of principles and criteria for primary school organisation and new principles and criteria for secondaries.
For example a review of a primary school might be triggered if its surplus capacity exceeds 30 places or the condition of its buildings are not up to standard while in the secondary sector a review could be triggered by less than 600 pupils on roll or surplus places forecast to exceed 35 per cent over a three-year period.
The council has previously stated that it does not have a hit list of school closures but it wants to see much closer collaboration and sharing of resources, and possibly more mergers.
Councillor Barrow said: “We are looking in detail at the Comprehensive Spending Review which places the council in a very different place to where we were 18 months ago, and we have to look again at all services across the board, including education.

Good News for the BNP in West Midlands

Extra MEP for the West Midlands in 2014

27TH OCTOBER 2010: IN response to a request from the Minister for Political and Constitutional Reform, Mark Harper MP, the Electoral Commission has recommended that the additional Member of the European Parliament (MEP) seat allocated to the UK under the Treaty of Lisbon should be in the West Midlands.

The Electoral Commission were asked asked to submit our recommendation to the Minister for Political and Constitutional Reform by 22 October 2010.

In making their recommendation for the distribution of any total number of MEPs the Commission had to ensure that:

• each electoral region is allocated at least three MEPs

• the ratio of registered electors to MEPs is as nearly as possible the same in each electoral region

The Commission applied the Sainte-LaguĂ« method to allocate the UK’s seventy third MEP seat. This follows previous consultation exercises which have confirmed, including from expert sources, that this enables us to adhere to the statutory criterion to ensure that the ratio of registered electors to MEPs is as nearly as possible the same in each electoral region.

As such the Electoral Commission have recommend that the West Midlands electoral region be allocated the additional seat that was awarded to the UK under the Treaty of Lisbon.

So this will be the number of seats to be contested in each region in June 2014.

East Midlands 5

Eastern 7

London 8

North East 3

North West 8

South East 10

South West 6

West Midlands 7

Yorkshire & the Humber 6

Wales 4

Scotland 6

Northern Ireland 3

Total 73

Nick Griffin said the news would be welcomed by his colleague Simon Darby (above).

"Simon narrowly missed out being elected to the European Parliament in 2004 and again was in the running for the sixth and final seat in 2009. This additional seat must help Simon or whoever tops the British National Party list in 2014 to get elected to the European Parliament."

No recommendation was sought on the distribution of the new total of 73 MEPs between electoral regions.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Budgets are to be slashed by almost £60 million by Shropshire Council

Budgets are to be slashed by almost £60 million by Shropshire Council over the next three years, it was announced today.
Shirehall chiefs said it would lead to a radical change in the way services would be delivered with a strong possibility some could be offloaded to the voluntary and community sectors, as well as businesses.
Bosses say job losses are inevitable as the council grapples with a severe squeeze on spending from Government, coupled with a freeze on council tax rises.
But with a recruitment freeze in place, they said that they hoped to manage losses through “natural wastage” rather than redundancies.
The unprecedented scale of the financial challenges facing the authority will be highlighted in three reports to its cabinet next week.

At the same time an investigation into a Shropshire councillor accused of being racist has cost the taxpayer more than £4,000, it was revealed today.
The inquiry into Councillor Pat Smart, chairman of Hadley and Leegomery Parish Council in Telford, has seen more than £3,000 paid to a lawyer who was drafted in from London, with the rest being spent on the authority’s own in-house lawyer’s time.
Councillor Pat Smart
Telford & Wrekin Council today defended the move and said the authority had to apply the national Code of Conduct for elected members.
Councillor Smart was accused of making racist remarks to a parishioner last March and was investigated by police and the Standards Committee at Telford & Wrekin Council. She was later cleared of all allegations.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

The Heroes Of St Michael's Street and Ditherington

With phase two of the party's highly successful "Support Our Troops" campaign and Remembrance Sunday approaching, our attention is very much focussed on the heroic sacrifice made by the men and women of our Armed Forces in wars both past and present.
Today's British troops, as always, carry out their tasks with a professionalism that is second to none. Their brave actions do their regiments, their families and our nation proud. But the harsh reality is that they should not be in Afghanistan and should never have been in Iraq. These two illegal wars have taken the lives of hundreds of British service personnel and have cost the taxpayers billions of pounds. They have also resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi and Afghani civilians.

When reading about casualty numbers (especially those involving the two World Wars) we often tend to see them just in terms of statistics and not dwell too long on the human aspects such as the personal tragedy behind the losses. I recently read a news story about the restoration of a Shrewsbury war memorial. The story really brought it home to me just how great the losses were at a local level and how bad these communities would have been affected. The monument dedicated to 72 local men who died in the Great War, lies in the grounds of St Michael's Church, St Michael's Street. Since the church was sold, the war memorial had sadly been neglected in recent years. However, this Summer the memorial was cleaned and restored thanks to a project supported by local residents including family members of the fallen servicemen.

I suppose the news story was, on the whole, a positive one but to read that the 72 men who died were from a handful of streets in the local area was heartbreaking. All the men had lived between Morris Oil Works and the zebra crossing in Ditherington. Anyone who knows Shrewsbury will know exactly how small an area this is.
Like other groups and branches all over the country, Shrewsbury BNP will lay a wreath at the town's main War memorial in the Quarry near St Chad's Church. But given the significance of St Michael's memorial, perhaps another wreath should also be laid there too.
                                                                      "Lest We Forget"

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Shropshire fire chief’s alarm over budget cuts

Shropshire’s fire chief has called on government ministers to use a scalpel rather than an axe on the authority’s budget – and warned front-line services across the county could be hit if cuts run deeper than expected.
Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service is trying to make savings of £3 million over four years to offset an expected 25 per cent cut in the cash it receives from government in this week’s Spending Review.
But chief fire officer Paul Raymond, speaking at the latest Join The Conversation meeting in Bridgnorth last night, warned it would be “very difficult to deliver a fire service, full stop” if any more money was taken away.
He said: “We are not taking an axe to services, we are using a scalpel. We have a budget of £21 million and we are estimating £3 million will be taken out of that.
“It means trying to protect the fire engines and trying to protect vulnerable people the most.
“But if it goes above £3 million, I have made it very clear it then becomes difficult to deliver a fire service full stop.”

Time for Telford

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Wellington Bring Our Troops Home

Shropshire BNP activists out 5th week in a row.
Even though the Bring Our Troops home campaign has officially ended, our hard working Shropshire activists were out once again. This time Stoke and Shropshire BNP activists joined together on Saturday 16th October . While the Shropshire team manned the table-top in Market Street, Wellington, Councillor Mike Coleman headed the team from Stoke to distribute literature to local households in the area. This was the first ever stall in Wellington and the response from the public was very warm and welcoming.
Telford and South Shropshire organiser Phil Spencer said he was delighted by the warm and friendly response from the towns folk of Wellington. He added that at one point a large crowd formed around the table asking questions and voicing their concerns regarding the war in Afghanistan. With the help of our friends from Stoke Saturdays event was the most successful day throughout the campaign with a substantial number of signatures collected for the petition.

Friday, 15 October 2010

The Nine Men Of Madeley

The Nine Men Of Madeley and other forgotten history.  By Shire Fella

This week saw the successful rescue of the 33 trapped Chilean miners who had spent 68 days some 700 metres underground. It was very pleasing to watch the news reports that showed that their ordeal was finally over.
Mining has always been a dangerous occupation especially in days gone by  - and Shropshire communities have also known tragedy involving the industry. The Madeley mine disaster was one such episode.

Four victims were children
Nine local miners were killed in a tragic accident while ascending the Madeley Wood Company's Lane Pit, on the 27th September 1864.  Later referred to locally as the "Nine Men of Madeley" - the miner's deaths were caused by a faulty winding apparatus. As they were returning to the surface after the end of their shift, the chain gave way, and they fell to their death. Although history refers to the miners as the  "Nine Men Of Madeley" -  four of the victims were in fact boys aged less than sixteen.

Treated worse than slaves
Tragedies such as the Madeley mine disaster were not rare around this period. During the 18th and 19th century, countless numbers of poor British children were forced to work in mines or factories, where crippling injuries and fatalities were common.
These times were hard and life was cheap in Britain - especially for working class youngsters. In fact when Parliament abolished African slavery throughout the British Empire, poor little British boys as young as four years of age were still being forced to climb and clean the chimney flues of Parliament's upper chambers.

State brainwashing
In case you were not already aware, October is now set aside for 'Black History Month' in many British schools -  Yet another golden opportunity for the Establishment, the BBC and the education system,to push another 'liberal' guilt trip on our children. I doubt that local school children will ever be taught about the forgotten chapters of their own history. I also doubt that pupils in Telford  schools will ever learn about "The Nine Men Of Madeley" as they do not fit with the Con/Lab/Lib-Dem multicultural agenda. They certainly won't be taught that the very first slaves that were forced to work on American plantations, weren't African - but deported British convicts, political prisoners and kidnapped children.

Isn't it about time that this politically-correct establishment stopped brainwashing our youngsters and remembered the plight and suffering of our ancestors too?

Sunday, 10 October 2010

BNP video bring our troops home (unofficial)

Bring Our boys Home South Shropshire

The Shropshire British National Party's "Bring Our boys Home" continues unabated with local activists visiting a number of small towns and villages all in the space of one day.

On Saturday 9th October, newly appointed Telford & South Shropshire Organiser Phil Spencer and his team began their day of action in the market town of Craven Arms. Phil reported "We received an exceptionally warm welcome from local people. As well as leafleting the town centre and a nearby residential area, our team attracted a lot of interest in the stall which resulted in a fair number signatures being collected for our petition".
Phil continued " After a successful start in Craven Arms, it was off to the picturesque town of Church Stretton  - via several villages where the team stopped to leaflet. When arriving at Church Stretton we were met with the same great response that we had received earlier  that morning."

After a busy and productive day of campaigning in South Shropshire, Phil and his team discussed plans for next weekend's activities. All agreed that the "Bring Our Boys Home" campaign is proving to be most successful and positive campaign the party has ever run.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Illegal Immigrant's Sex Attack Upon A 19 Year Old English Woman!

Shrewsbury BNP's latest meeting on Monday 4th October, saw Shropshire's Councillor, Phil Reddall address an enthusiastic gathering of members drawn from right across the county of Shropshire. As well as speaking about his new a role, Councillor Reddall did the honour of presenting awards to two North Shropshire members - the dynamic mother and daughter duo, Margret Clarke and Jayne Hill.

To rapturous applause, long serving member Margret received her award for her outstanding loyal commitment to the party, whilst Jayne received her award for North Shropshire activist of the year.

Councillor Reddall then introduced rising BNP star James Whittall who enthralled the audience with a blistering speech that weaved together an inspirational chapter from Britain's medieval past with the political struggle that today's patriots are presently engaged in. Mr Whittall really struck a chord with the audience when he criticized the ConDem government's appeasement of Islam, it's insane commitment to the  futile war in Afghanistan and wasteful foreign aid.

Also present were Telford organiser Phil Spencer and Shrewsbury organiser Karl Foulkes who later discussed with members, forthcoming activism - including  the ongoing the "Bring our boys home" campaign being rolled out across the county. The rest of the night was taken up with socialising with a drink and friendly chat - as well tucking in to a delicious buffet prepared by the local BNP ladies.

 Everyone agreed it was an extremely positive and productive evening

Monday, 4 October 2010

Shrewsbury Bring our troops home campaign

On Saturday 25th of September as part of out Bring Our Troops Home campaign party chairman Nick Griffin took time out of his busy shedule to stop by and lend a helping hand.
Over 20 activists from over the county turned up for the event.Shrewsbury Organiser Karl Foulks described the event as a huge success but stressed the importance of our local activists to keep turning out and showing their support to this high profile campaign.