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ukip are MAD, but not as dangerous as the killers we keep!

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How is this possible?

The current coalition Government and their opposition numbers in the Labour party denounce UKip for the “racist” and the “dangerous” language they use when speaking on matters of immigration.  I wouldn’t wish to take this valid point away.

However, how well does our Government’s record stand up to scrutiny when it comes to the immigration status of the truly undesirables in the UK?

The UK political elite state that UKip’s protestations, that there are too many ‘immigrants’ in the UK, is nothing short of dangerous racism, yet at the same time – have allowed our courts to give ‘leave to remain’ to some of the worst murders and war criminals at large from around the world.

They seem not as affronted when a foreign killer of a few or many – wins the right to stay in Britain indefinitely – after claiming his human rights would be breached if he was deported.

Or when a mass murderer is allowed to roam our streets freely because to send him back to the country that seeks him – to answer for his crimes- may use capital punishment and to that end – we will not go.

I do not agree with capital punishment – but I agree even less with a murderer or someone connected with genocide escaping to our country and using our laws to hide the justice that seeks them.

I cannot comprehend what it must be like to know that the person who killed your family member (or family) is being protected by another country- that defends them that slaughtered your loved ones the “right to family life”?

Yet we have it here in the UK.

The test for our politicians is not just to point at UKip – accuse them of being racist and hope the problem will go away – but to look at the reality of modern day Britain and ask…

Who would you rather stayed in our country?

  • A mass murderer
  • A student whose visa has expired

Currently – if you are on a student visa which expires – we’ll grab you by the collar and throw you out on your ear and our courts won’t lift a finger to help! However, let us say you are a mass murderer…well, errrm… “Welcome To The United Kingdom”.

Here are just a few examples…

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Foreign war criminals ‘able to stay in UK’ 

Immigration judges block foreign killer’s deportation on ‘human rights’ grounds

IRA terror suspects told they would not face prosecution in ‘comfort letters’

Killers on our streets: 207 war crime suspects living in Britain including five ‘Nazis’

Britain home to nearly 400 war crimes suspects

100 war criminals apply for UK asylum in a year

 

Yet it takes years for us to deport known extremists and the only way we seem to get any kind of conviction is in a foreign court!

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Abu Hamza found guilty of terror charges in US court

Britain finally deports Abu Qatada

 

And if they are not mass murders – just ordinary people – they have even more of a struggle…

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Nigerian Lesbian Posts Video Plea For Asylum, Facing Death or Prison if Deported

19-year-old Mauritian student Yashika Bageerathi deported

UK decides to deport Indian girl’s entire family back to Mauritius despite protest

Community shocked as Sajid family is deported

Derry man Ciarán Ó Dochartaigh tells of wife deportation fear

 

Others just have to fight….

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FORMER British Army soldier Isimeli Baleiwai fights to stay in the UK

Najibullah Hashimi seeks help raising cash to fight deportation

Convicted boat race protester Trenton Oldfield fights deportation from UK after visa denied

Thankfully they won…but only after a BIG fuss….

Soldier given leave to remain in UK

Teenager ‘over the moon’ after winning deportation battle to Afghanistan

Boat Race protester Trenton Oldfield wins deportation case

I guess the question is – what are human rights in the 21st Century and does that apply to those who seek to evade justice?

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Poem by A. E. Housman – XVI

A. E. Housman, was an English classical scholar and poet, best known to the general public for his cycle of poems A Shropshire Lad. 

On Saturday breakfast with Jason McCrossan on www.sfmradio.com Gill Fraser Lee Tweet @ahappyflower read XVI by A. E. Housman. 

For more information: www.jmccrossan.co.uk

Vampires – A Horrid History

Dr Richard Sugg is a lecturer in the Department of English Studies and a member of 17th century Studies and has authored books such as “Murder after Death” and ” Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires”.

Bram Stoker published his book Dracula in 1897 and it could be argued that this and the 1958 Hammer film production of Dracula starring Christopher Lee truly brought Vampires to our screens and into our

Monday Matters – Dark Toursim

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On the show today, Jason speaks Catherine Roberts about the subject of Dark Tourism – people who visits places or sites that have been the location for an event involving death or murder.

Also the featured artist is US country singer, songwriter and one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century Johnny Cash whose birthday is on 26th February. Kyra has the gig guide and latest music news.

In Music Matters we play interviews and music from the life of George Harrison who would have been 71 on 25th February. George was the guitarist and vocalist with The Beatles, the world’s most successful group. As a solo artist he had the 1970 worldwide No.1 single ‘My Sweet Lord’. He was also a member of the Traveling Wilburys with Tom Petty, Roy Orbison & Bob Dylan.

And we give the last word to Harold Ramis died at the age 69

Monday Matters with Jason McCrossan on 106.9SFM – broadcasting to Swale in Kent and to the world on www.sfmradio.com.

Holey Moly!

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So, the saga of the saggy middle motorway which lead to a rather aggressive 15ft hole opening up just near Sittingbourne on the M2 continues.

Geotechnical (a bloke looking down the hole thoughtfully) investigations are ongoing to discover what caused it to develop. Lucky it couldn’t have happened in a better spot as a few yards either side and it might also have swallowed up some poor driver with their car – and we can but guess that outcome!

Traffic is still slow and will be for the next few days whilst the men and women in their high-vis jackets – scratch their heads, point a lot and take great satisfaction in the fact that they are deemed important enough to peer inside, whilst the rest of the bourgeoisie  can do nothing more than admire the pictures 😦

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What exactly causes a sink hole?

I had absolutely no idea, then I found this graphic has helped to demystify this phenomenon somewhat!

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Sinkholes are part of the slow, natural process of erosion in limestone terrain that occur over thousands of years. These common geologic phenomena generally occur where the limestone is within a few hundred feet of the land’s surface

Source:  Inspiring Tech  blog

That said – there have been bigger sink holes…none of which I’d want to be living near when they open!!

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Sinkhole in Guatemala
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A different view of sinkhole in Guatemala
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Police Car Swallowed in Texas
Sinkhole in house
Eeek! Someone actually disappeared down that hole!
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What a glorious hole…the Great Blue Hole near Ambergris Caye, Belize.

Monday Matters 3rd February

Jessica Zhu
Jessica Zhu

On this programme Jason speaks to musician and Chinese-American pianist Jessica Zhu. Jessica made her orchestral debut in 2006 at the University of Houston, when she played Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Houston Symphony. She’s since performed with many orchestras in America. In 2009 Jessica was awarded the highly coveted Marshall Scholarship with which she completed a Masters programme with distinction at the the Guildhall School of Music & Dramas.

Also on the show, the featured group is The Kinks as we say happy birthday to Dave Davies, guitarist and founding member who celebrated his 67th birthday today.

Also,  Kyra brings us her all round geeky knowledge, the gig guide and latest music news.

We feature music from: Blondie, Crystal Fighters, Buddy Holly, Sara Bareilles, Empire Of The Sun, Trench City, Fickle Friends, The Waifs and Tori Amos.

And we give The Last Word to American actor Philip Seymour Hoffman who died on 2nd February 2014.  Philip had won the Academy Award for Best Actor for the 2005 biographical film Capote, was nominated three times for Best Supporting Actor, and received three Tony Award nominations for his work in theatre.

For more information about Jessica Zhu you can visit her website http://www.jessicazhu.com/

My chat with Giles Brandreth

Gyles's show is called "In Search Of Happiness
Gyles’s show is called “In Search Of Happiness”

I’ve always been a fan of Mr Brandreth.  Well, ok, in the 1990s I thought of him as a bit of a buffoon – but then, didn’t everyone? However, he has redeem himself in spades through his brilliant novels and wonderful contributions to Just A Minute.

So, I was very happy when he agreed to chat with me – even it it was for 15 minutes.  If you like Gyles, just know that he is performing up and down the country on his one man show “In Search for Happiness” – and I can only imagine it is nothing short of fabulous…just like Gyles.

On Saturday Breakfast on 15th February I will be giving away a pair of tickets to his show taking place the same evening.  Listen to http://www.sfmradio.com to win.