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Thursday, 19 November 2009

#729* - The GUARDIAN KEEPS AN EYE ON PEARSON'S EU GRANTS!

#729* - The GUARDIAN KEEPS AN EYE ON PEARSON'S EU GRANTS!

Clean EUkip up NOW & make UKIP electable!

The corruption of some of EUkip’s leadership, their anti UKIP claque & the NEC is what gives the remaining 10% a bad name!

The GUARDIAN KEEPS AN EYE ON LORD PEARSON'S EU GRANTS!
AS HE USES OUR MONEY TO PLANT FORESTS FOR PROFIT AND AS TERRORIST TRAINING I GUESS!



KEEPING AN EYE ON PROFITEERING
& HYPOCRACY


Anti-EU peer given Brussels grant

An arch Eurosceptic peer who believes that European Union subsidies are a "vast swindle" is financing replanting on his huge Scottish estate with grants from Brussels.

Lord Pearson of Rannoch, the independent Conservative peer who was expelled from the Tories by Michael Howard for backing the rival United Kingdom Independence Party, has tabled bills in the House of Lords demanding Britain's immediate withdrawal from the European Union.

He is also co-founder of the Global Britain thinktank which agitates against an "increasingly anachronistic" EU.

Last weekend he wrote in a pamphlet published by the independent thinktank Civitas that the EU was a "corrupt octopus" and was a success "only for those who make money out of it".

The 63-year-old peer called the EU system of grants and subsidies to farmers a "whole vast swindle" and said Britons were forced to pay "higher taxes" ... "to keep EU farmers in the style to which they have become accustomed".

He added that the United Kingdom gives the EU some £11bn a year: "Of this, they have been good enough to send back to us an average of some £7bn, always for projects which are designed to enhance their wretched image (including the Common Agricultural Policy)".

One of the projects now being funded with EU money is Sword Loch 3, a 300-acre forest on Lord Pearson's estate in Perthshire. According to the Forestry Commission, the official body responsible for protecting Britain's trees, this is one of a number of grants that it has given to Lord Pearson.

The latest £95,000 grant will be used to replant an old Caledonian pine forest, an ancient Scottish species which has been threatened with extinction.

"Half the money will come from the European Union," said a Forestry Commission spokesman.

Asked if Lord Pearson would know if it came from the EU, the spokesman said: "He would have applied to the Forestry Commission and might not be aware of it. However our literature does make it clear that part of the money for grants does come from the European Union".

Lord Pearson did not comment when contacted by the Guardian. Details of the grant were released under the Freedom of Information Act.

For some years, Lord Pearson has claimed that the BBC is institutionally biased in favour of the European Union, a point he sought to prove by publishing a report analysing the amount of time given to pro- and anti-EU speakers.

Lord Pearson loyally stood by his old Eton schoolfriend, Jonathan Aitken, after the former Tory minister perjured himself in his libel action over his links with the Saudis.

The peer is chairman of an insurance company and a supporter of the pro-hunting Countryside Alliance, serving as chairman of its deerstalking committee.

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It is strange to see Jonathan Aitken given so high a profile as a friend when he was chums with The Saudi's, meanwhile Lord Pearson is an award winning British Zionist and outspoken Islamaphobe!

TO LEAVE THE EU

What is the exit and survival plan for these United Kingdoms to maximise on the many benefits of leaving The EU. It is the DUTY of our Politicians and Snivil Cervants to ensure the continuity, liberty and right to self determination of our peoples they have a DUTY to protect against crime and secure both our food and our border.

NONE of these DUTIES has a single British politician upheld for 40 years. They have drawn their incomes fraudulently and dishonesty.

Politicians are failing to tell the truth, but so are almost all wanabe Politicians, the MSM and Snivil Cervants.

The fact is that even if EVERY British MEP wanted change in The EU it would achieve NOTHING.
Every single British Politician, of EVERY Party, elected since before we joined the EUropean Common Market, has promised to change The EU's CAP - In 40 Years they have achieved absolutely NOTHING!

To try to put a value on OUR Freedom is as futile as floccipaucinihilipilification and as odious as the metissage of our societies, as we rummage in the ashes of our ancestors dreams, sacrifices and achievements, the flotsam of our hopes and the jetsam of our lives, consider the Country and Anglosphere which we thus leave our children and the future, with shame!

Regards,
Greg L-W.
01291 – 62 65 62

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I SUGGEST – since there is clearly no political party of repute, advocating or campaigning for withdrawal of these United Kingdoms from the EU and restoration of our independent sovereign, democracy, with Justice & the right to self determination in a free country. Deny the self seeking & meaningless wanabe MEPs the Mythical Mandate for which they clamour. Diktat is imposed from The EU but Law should be made at Westminster, for our Country & our Peoples.

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10 comments:

Geoffrey Woollard said...

"The peer [Lord Pearson] is chairman of an insurance company and a supporter of the pro-hunting Countryside Alliance, serving as chairman of its deerstalking committee."

I know several people who have voted UKIP and some who are considering doing so again, but his lordship is a prat if he thinks that supporting the Countryside Alliance is going to do him in any good politically. The Alliance is a fraudulent front in favour of fox hunting, hare coursing and other disgusting pursuits and so-called 'sports.'

Greg L-W. said...

Hi,

Geoffrey although I agree with you regarding Pearson's suitability as a leader I do beyond doubt support hunting.

The outstanding caliber of the deer herds of Scotland particularly, considering the poor grazing of much of the Highlands, is largely due to using Deer Stalking as a means of culling, switches and the impaired - without hunting the main cause of death for deer are infestation due to weakening by starvation or starvation due to loss of teeth.

The burgeoning of foxes since control by hunting, which killed very few but disrupted their breeding, the increase has led to a fall in ground nesting birds and many more foxes limping and gimping their way around the countryside infested with maggots due to mostly road injury but also from fight injury as they try to find food and territory under pressure of increased numbers.

This is clearly not a political issue but New Labour turned it into a childish them and us issue due to lack of comprehension and unwillingness to consider facts.

The number of jobs in rural vermin control has fallen but so also have the rural suicide rates increased as the social function and educational benefits of hunting have been forced, rather foolishly, off of the calendar.

Regards,
Greg L-W.

Geoffrey Woollard said...

I had a close relative take his own life a few years back, but his problems revolved in part around very difficult farming conditions at the time. The support that his widow received did not come from such as the Countryside Alliance, whose principal interest has always been to protect and promote blood sports. And you know you're talking utter rubbish about 'the social function and educational benefits of hunting.' Pull the other leg, Greg!

mhayworth said...

To: Greg L-W,
The hunting act is specifically about the cruelty of the method of hunting with dogs. Controlling a species or maintaining the health of that species by humane methods is not a problem for most in the anti-hunt campaign.

This is where we part company with the Countryside Alliance and their lust for bloodsports which involve the 'prolonged suffering' of animals in the name of sport.

Vast numbers of us are not and never have been Labour supporters. This campaign has gone on for many decades, so please lets not reduce it to a single political ploy. Whether Labour acted on it for the right reasons or not, polls consistently show that over 75% of the public do not want this act to be repealed.

mhayworth said...

Greg L-W,
Apologies if you get two comments from me. My earlier post has not been published.

The Countryside Alliance is just a bloodsports lobby masquerading as the voice of rural communities. They have spent millions on legal attempts to reverse this legislation, so you can imagine how much is left in the pot for the real issues affecting village life.

Most in the anti-hunt community are actually from all parties, all areas of the country and have no objection to the humane management of any species (including shooting).

Hunting with dogs is an activity that purposely prolongs the suffering of animals for the selfish enjoyment of its (barely) human participants.

This behaviour belongs in the history books along with slavery, bear baiting, etc.

Greg L-W. said...

Hi,
sorry to hear about your relative Geoffrey and I know all about difficult farming conditions having spent a short period as chairman of the F&M support group and talking to wives as husbands locked themselves in the barn & shot themselves and similar.

Which leg were you hoping to have pulled or shall we stick to fact?

There is absolutely no argument that can claim hunting is not a social function as it clearly is.

Starting work with the sun and driving a tractor alone with ear defenders until after the sun sets DOES become mind numbingly boring, leading to a cab full of empty beer cans or the social life of the farmers' hunt once or twice a week.

Many a farmer has met his or her partner through the aegis of the hunt and the social life around it.

As for education and husbandry - most farmers welcome the critique of the hunt on their land.

Social and educational benefits as I said so that seems to show you as leg less on those points.

Personally hunting has never interested me whether stalking deer with a rifle in the highlands or big game in Africa and as for chasing foxes off of their secure territory I am a proficient rider but not keen on the crowds - marathon riding or just solo hacking gave me much more pleasure.

However having farmed although I am aware of the loneliness and isolation many farmers experience, I have never had need of organised activities like hunting or the like.

I do not support hunting but I can understand its benefits as with my belief in freedom of choice which I value above the fascism of those who wish to impose their will on others.

Regards,
Greg L-W.

Geoffrey Woollard said...

First, Greg, I admit that I am not knowledgeable about deer stalking, nor am I knowledgeable about hunt balls, etc. Nor am I a 'fascist.' And I welcome your comment to the effect that you don't support hunting. But, where thee and me part company is what happens next. Whether you like it or not, fox hunting and hare coursing (of which I have seen much too much over some 50-plus years) have been banned by law and not only by Labour but also by courageous Conservatives like Ann Widdecombe. I and many others are working hard to stop these so-called 'sports' being 'un-banned.' We must make moral progress, my friend!

Greg L-W. said...

Hi,

mhayworth said...
The hunting act is specifically about the cruelty of the method of hunting with dogs.
I believe your statement to be utter rubbish, not only does the act fail totally to address the well being of animals it advocates all sorts of inhumane methods of control of vermin.

Do you also consider the culling of animals unacceptable in other areas? Failure to cull can prove catastrophic for many species where their natural predators no longer seek out and kill the suffering and the weak.

Lions in the highlands would be more than a tad inconvenient, so obviously hunting is more caring.

mhayworth said...
Controlling a species or maintaining the health of that species by humane methods is not a problem for most in the anti-hunt campaign.
What do you consider to be humane as a method of vermin control which was largely achieved by reducing the breeding rate by destabilisation of the population with a kill as a minority occurrence.

mhayworth said...
This is where we part company with the Countryside Alliance and their lust for bloodsports which involve the 'prolonged suffering' of animals in the name of sport.
'lust for bloodsports', 'prolonged suffering'!!! I too could use pejorative and unfounded jingo - let us stick with facts rather than feed your obvious fantasies and prejudice.

mhayworth said...
Vast numbers of us are not and never have been Labour supporters.
& many are not Congolese Pygmies - sorry what is your point!

mhayworth said...
This campaign has gone on for many decades, so please lets not reduce it to a single political ploy.
Indeed it has and very profitable it has been for its backers - when did you reduce it to a single political ploy when it is so clearly not?

mhayworth said...
Whether Labour acted on it for the right reasons or not, polls consistently show that over 75% of the public do not want this act to be repealed.
But you must of course appreciate that 75% of all polls quoted are quoted inaccurately as with this statistic!

I suggest if you don't like hunting don't participate - I don't, but I abhor the fascist mind set of controlling everyone and removing freedom of speech or action.

Regards,
Greg L-W.

mhayworth said...

Greg,
I also believe in freedom of choice - providing it doesn't involve unnecessary cruelty. Foxes can be caught in cage traps with bait (I've done it many times myself) at which point they could be shot cleanly and humanely.

Outnumbering them, chasing them beyond exhaustion and watching a pack a dogs rip them apart while still alive - is cruel and totally unnecessary. Anyone who has heard the screams during this kill knows it certainly isn't instant.

These are beautiful, intelligent creatures and if caring for them at the expense of what you consider to be 'freedom of choice' makes me a facist in your books, then I will wear that badge with pride.

Geoffrey Woollard said...

You really ought to control your language, Greg. Calling your adversaries 'fascist' will get you nowhere.

Fox hunters and hare coursers should accept the decision of the House of Commons and, in the case of fox hunters, should go drag hunting instead. (Hare coursers can go to .... !).

But, the fox hunters say, 'it's not the same.' Of course it's not the same. I know it and they know it, because there is no 'kill.' That attitude, frankly, is disgusting - and you know it, too.

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