“This isn’t the Britain We Fought for,” Say the “Unknown Warriors” (White Idiots) of WWII

“Our British culture is draining away at an ever increasing pace, and we are almost forbidden to make any comment.”

(Daily Mail)

Sarah Robinson was just a teenager when World War II broke out. She endured the Blitz, watching for fires during Luftwaffe air raids armed with a bucket of sand. Often she would walk ten miles home from work in the blackout, with bombs falling around her. As soon as she turned 18, she joined the Royal Navy to do her bit for the war effort.

Hers was a small part in a huge, history-making enterprise, and her contribution epitomises her generation’s sense of service and sacrifice. Nearly 400,000 Britons died. Millions more were scarred by the experience, physically and mentally. But was it worth it? Her answer – and the answer of many of her contemporaries, now in their 80s and 90s – is a resounding No. They despise what has become of the Britain they once fought to save. It’s not our country any more, they say, in sorrow and anger.

Sarah harks back to the days when ‘people kept the laws and were polite and courteous. We didn’t have much money, but we were contented and happy.

Sarah Robinson, who joined the Royal Navy when she was 18, says the Britain she once knew no longer exists

‘People whistled and sang. There was still the United Kingdom, our country, which we had fought for, our freedom, democracy. But where is it now?!’

The feelings of Sarah and others from this most selfless generation about the modern world have been recorded by a Tyneside writer, 33-year-old Nicholas Pringle.

Curious about his grandmother’s generation and what they did in the war, he decided three years ago to send letters to local newspapers across the country asking for those who lived through the war to write to him with their experiences.

He rounded off his request with this question: ‘Are you happy with how your country has turned out? What do you think your fallen comrades would have made of life in 21st-century Britain?’ What is extraordinary about the 150 replies he received, which he has now published as a book, is their vehement insistence that those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the war would now be turning in their graves. There is the occasional bright spot – one veteran describes Britain as ‘still the best country in the world’ – but the overall tone is one of profound disillusionment.

‘I sing no song for the once-proud country that spawned me,’ wrote a sailor who fought the Japanese in the Far East, ‘and I wonder why I ever tried. My patriotism has gone out of the window,’ said another ex-serviceman.

They feel, in a word that leaps out time and time again, ‘betrayed’.

New Labour, said one ex-commando who took part in the disastrous Dieppe raid in which 4,000 men were lost, was ‘more of a shambles than some of the actions I was in during the war, and that’s saying something!’

He added: ‘Those comrades of mine who never made it back would be appalled if they could see the world as it is today. They would wonder what happened to the Brave New World they fought so damned hard for.’

His ‘hug a hoodie’ advice was scorned by a generation of brave men and women now too scared, they say, to leave their homes at night.
Immigration tops the list of complaints.

‘This Land of Hope and Glory is just a land of yobs and drunks’

‘People come here, get everything they ask, for free, laughing at our expense,’ was a typical observation. We old people struggle on pensions, not knowing how to make ends meet. If I had my time again, would we fight as before? Need you ask?’

Many writers are bewildered and overwhelmed by a multicultural Britain that, they say bitterly, they were never consulted about nor feel comfortable with.

‘Our country has been given away to foreigners while we, the generation who fought for freedom, are having to sell our homes for care and are being refused medical services because incomers come first.’

Sarah Robinson defiantly states: ‘We are affronted by the appearance of Muslim and Sikh costumes on our streets.’

But then political correctness is another thing they take strong issue with, along with politicians generally – ‘liars, incompetents and self-aggrandising charlatans’ (with the revealing exception of Enoch Powell).

The loss of British sovereignty to the European Union caused almost as much distress. ‘Nearly all veterans want Britain to leave the EU,’ wrote one.

‘Our culture is draining away and we are forbidden to say anything’

As a group, they feel furious at not being able to speak their minds. They see the lack of debate and the damning of dissenters as racists or Little Englanders as deeply upsetting affronts to freedom of speech.

‘Our British culture is draining away at an ever increasing pace,’ wrote an ex-Durham Light Infantryman, ‘and we are almost forbidden to make any comment.’

A widow from Solihull blamed the Thatcher years ‘when we started to lose all our industry and profit became the only aim in life’.

Her husband, a veteran of Dunkirk and Burma, died a disappointed man, believing that his seven years in the Army were wasted.

‘It is 18 years since I lost him and as I look around parts of Birmingham today you would never know you were in England,’ she wrote.

‘He would have hated it. He also disliked the immoral way things are going. I don’t think people are really happy now, for all the modern, easy-living conveniences. I disagree with same-sex marriages, schoolgirl mothers, rubbish TV programmes, so-called celebrities and, most of all, unlimited immigration. I am very unhappy about the way this country is being transformed. I go nowhere after dark. I don’t even answer my doorbell then.’

A Desert Rat who battled his way through El Alamein, Sicily, Italy and Greece was in despair.

‘This is not the country I fought for. Political correctness, lack of discipline, compensation madness, uncontrolled immigration – the “do-gooders” have a lot to answer for. If you see youngsters doing something they shouldn’t and you say anything, you just get a mouthful of foul language.’

Undoubtedly, some of the complaints are ‘grumpy old man’ gripes, as the veterans themselves recognise – from chewing gum on pavements and motorists using mobile phones to the march of computerisation (‘why can’t I just go to the station and buy a railway ticket?’) and the dearth of pop music tunes you can hum. But it is the fundamental change in society’s values which they find hardest to come to terms with. Bring back birching and hanging, the sanctions they grew up with, they say. Put more bobbies back on the beat.

‘We were rigidly taught good manners and respect for older people,’ said a wartime WAAF, ‘but the nanny state has ruined all that. Television programmes are full of violence and obscene language.

This Land of Hope and Glory is in reality a land of yobs, drug addicts, drunkard youths and teenage mothers who think they are owed all for nothing.’

Aged 85, she has little wish to go on living. For others, the strength of character that got them through the war is still helping them to survive the disappointments of peacetime. A crofter’s son from Scotland who served on the Arctic convoys taking supplies to Russia found the immediate post-war years hard.

‘In those days we had no welfare support from any source. It was as though we had served our country to the full and were then forgotten. However, we were very resilient and determined to make a go of it, and many of us, including myself, succeeded. How times have changed now, with the countless many clamouring to get welfare benefits for the asking.’

A medic who made it through Dunkirk and D-Day thought the fallen would be appalled by the lack of manners in modern life and the worship of celebrities, plus ‘the patent dishonesty of politicians’.

Another common issue was their bemusement at the idea anyone could live in constant debt.

‘We were brought up to believe that if you hadn’t the money, you waited till you had!’ one wrote.

However, this particular man was unusual among the 150 respondents in believing that there were many pluses to modern life. He even had a good word to say about the European Union and felt it would appeal to the fallen ‘if only for maintaining the peace in Europe over the past 60 years or so’. He praised the breaking down of class barriers in Britain compared with the years when he was young and ‘infinitely’ increased prosperity.

‘More clothes, cars, holidays abroad, home ownership. As a young teacher in the Fifties I had one suit (Army issue) and the luxury of a sports jacket and flannels at the weekend. Education has made vast progress. In my early days I taught classes of 50. Only five per cent of children went on to further education compared with over 40 per cent today. The emancipation of women has also been a huge plus, with the introduction of the Pill a large contributor. Before the war, women teachers were dismissed as soon as they married.’

A Land Girl who laboured on farms in Devon during the war agreed that ‘we have so much to be grateful for.

‘So much progress has been made to transform the standard of living since the war.’

But she could not help asking whether people were any happier. She bemoaned the advent of the Pill and the collapse of sexual morality.

‘In my day, drugs were unknown, families remained together, divorce was a rarity and children felt secure. Were our sacrifices made so hooligans may run wild? And aggressive behaviour be accepted as the norm by TV interviewers and society in general?’

A captain with a Military Cross for valour under fire thought Britain was still the best country in the world. The ‘occasional’ sight of parents and nicely dressed children gave an otherwise gloomy veteran of the Italian campaign a sense that ‘what we did all those years ago was not for nothing’. A grandmother, the widow of a Royal Marine who took part in the D-Day landings, felt the National Health Service had descended into chaos but was grateful for a pensioner’s free television licence, ‘which brings art, travel and animals into my home’, and being able to text her grandchildren.

Just being alive was a bonus. ‘Although I hate what is happening to our country, I am so happy to be here, grumbling, but remembering better, happier days,’ she wrote.

But one of the bitterest complaints of the veterans was that their trenchant views on many of the matters aired here were constantly ignored by those in authority. Their letters of complaint to councillors and MPs went unanswered. It was as if they didn’t matter, except when wheeled out for the rituals of Remembrance Day.

‘Why do so many of the British public confuse sentimentality with genuine concern for others?’ asked one letter-writer.

But this was the generation honoured in Remembrance services last weekend, showered with gratitude and teary-eyed sentiments as their dwindling ranks marched unsteadily past the Cenotaph and other war memorials throughout the UK. The overall impression any reader of the letters gets is that this generation feel unheard, unwanted and unimportant. This remarkable collection of their thoughts should give us pause for reflection.

They may be deemed beyond their sell-by date (and many of their views may seem unacceptable, flouting every sort of ‘ism’ imaginable) but, by their deeds of 60-plus years ago, they have won the right to be listened to and their disillusionment noted with respect.

In one letter in this collection, an RAF mechanic quoted a poem about comrades who fell in battle: ‘I mourned them then, But now surviving in a world, Indifferent to their hopes and dreams, I grieve more for the living.’


How 17-year-old white girl nicknamed ‘Chucky’ became key recruit of one of Britain’s biggest ever Asian sex gangs who lured innocent schoolgirls from the streets to become their victims


  • Carolann Gallon joined sex ring aged 17 and found girls who were later abused
  • Police were unsure whether she was working with the group or was a victim
  • It was decided she was an active part of the gang and was not herself a victim
  • Neighbours have been trying to get her removed since she was charged

A teenage girl lured other youngsters into a child sex ring before they were passed around by paedophiles in Newcastle.

Carolann Gallon was the only white and female member of the North East child sex ring exposed yesterday. She joined the gang aged just 17.

Gallon – who was called ‘Chucky’ by friends – became central to the police investigation into the gang of 18 whose sickening activities emerged yesterday when the last members were convicted.

Now 22, she has admitted three offences of trafficking children for the purposes of exploitation and will be sentenced next month.

Carolann Gallon was only white member of an 18-strong sex gang which was exposed yesterday following four trials in Newcastle. She was also the only woman

Carolann Gallon was only white member of an 18-strong sex gang which was exposed yesterday following four trials in Newcastle. She was also the only woman

Gallon, pictured outside court, was responsible for luring other girls into the gang's clutches

Gallon, pictured outside court, was responsible for luring other girls into the gang’s clutches

Neighbours said she held noisy, late-night parties at the flat, which was visited by Asian men

Neighbours said she held noisy, late-night parties at the flat, which was visited by Asian men

Neighbours said she held noisy, late-night parties at the flat, which was visited by Asian men

Frightened neighbours in a local authority owned block of flats have been trying to get Gallon removed since she was charged in 2015.

Gallon, who neighbours say has a same sex partner, has held noisy late night parties involving groups of Asian men.

One mum in the block of maisonettes in Newburn, Newcastle, said: ‘We have been very concerned about her living here ever since she was charged.

‘Those of us with kids are very worried by her association with the kind of people she has connections with.

‘She has men round to her flat and has held noisy parties until late at night, they are always Asian men.

‘There has been a campaign to get her out but she is still living here two years later.’

Gallon was living in a flat in this street in Newcastle when she was charged over the offences

Gallon was living in a flat in this street in Newcastle when she was charged over the offences


Another victim, described in court as ‘extremely vulnerable’ and unable to look after herself, told a jury how she was 19 when she was given cannabis and raped by Abdul Milnoyee.

She was then passed on to other men.

She said: ‘They just sit there and have a couple of drinks, have a couple of puffs of cannabis, get up and dance. And they try and get into the bedroom by grabbing us around the belly – and when you say ‘no’ they still try and drag you though to the bedroom.

‘Basically they think that, with them having a load of money, and they’re married and they’ve got kids and all of that, that they can go for younger, like our age, and have sex with them for like £40, or a tenner or something that that.

‘Ever since I’ve kept to myself. I haven’t told my dad, my family members. I couldn’t bring myself to tell anyone because I felt ashamed, embarrassed.

‘And people were going ‘Have you ever been raped?’ Well I bloody well have. Now I’m telling you it’s proper horrible. I need somewhere to go to be safe.’

Another neighbour said: ‘About two weeks ago [she and her partner] left with suitcases and said they’d be away a while.

‘It’s very frightening knowing she’s been living among young families when she’s been part of that gang.’

Officers were not sure at first whether Gallon was working with the abusers or was one of their victims.

The decision to prosecute her eventually went all the way up to the Director of Public Prosecutions, before it was decided she was an active part of the gang and was not herself a victim.

As well as Gallon, 17 men were convicted of or admitted charges including rape, supplying drugs and inciting prostitution, in a series of trials at Newcastle Crown Court.

Those prosecuted were from the Bangladeshi, Pakistani, Indian, Iraqi, Iranian and Turkish communities and mainly British-born, with most living in the West End of Newcastle.

Who was in the sex gang and what did they all do?

Defendants who have been sentenced:

  • Saiful Islam, 35, of Newcastle, was jailed for 10 years in January 2016 for raping a 15-year-old girl in 2011.
  • Yasser Hussain, 28, of Newcastle, was jailed for two years in October 2015 for a sex attack and for allowing his premises to be used in the supply of drugs after a jury heard how he hosted parties.
  • Mohammed Hassan Ali, 34, of Newcastle, was jailed for seven years in December 2015 for sexual activity with a child, supplying cannabis and possession with intent to supply M-Kat.
  • Redwan Siddique, 32, of Newcastle, was jailed for 16 months in February for supplying M-Kat to a 19-year-old in return for sex at his student digs in 2013.

Defendants yet to be sentenced:

  • Carolann Gallon, 22, from Newcastle, aged 17-18 at the time, admitted three offences of trafficking girls for the purposes of sexual exploitation.
  • Mohammed Azram, 35, of Newcastle, admitted five drugs offences and was convicted of one count of sexual assault and one count of conspiracy to incite prostitution for gain.
  • Jahangir Zaman, 45, of Newcastle, was convicted of rape, supplying drugs and inciting prostitution.
  • Nashir Uddin, 35, of Newcastle, was convicted of sexual assault, allowing premises to be used to supply drugs, conspiracy to incite prostitution and who admitted four counts of supplying drugs and three of possessing drugs.
  • Abdulhamid Minoyee, 34, of Newcastle, was convicted of rape and sexual assault and pleaded guilty to supplying drugs.
  • Eisa Mousavi, 42, of Newcastle, was convicted of three counts of rape, two counts of supplying drugs, allowing premises to be used for the supply of drugs and conspiracy to incite prostitution.
  • Monjur Choudhury, 33, of Newcastle,  was convicted of supplying drugs, permitting premises to be used for the supply of drugs and conspiracy to incite prostitution.
  • Taherul Alam, 32, Newcastle, who was convicted of two counts of supplying drugs, one count of permitting premises to be used for supplying drugs, attempting to sexually assault, and of conspiracy to incite prostitution.
  • Prabhat Nelli, 33, Newcastle, who was convicted of two counts of supplying drugs and one count of conspiracy to incite prostitution.
  • Nadeem Aslam, 43, Newcastle, who admitted possessing cannabis and was convicted of two counts of supplying drugs, one count of possessing drugs and one count of permitting premises to be used in the supply of drugs.

The final trial saw three men convicted and one man admit charges against him.

  • Habibur Rahim, 34, of Fenham, was convicted of two counts of conspiracy to incite prostitution, relating to eight different victims. He supplied them with cannabis and mephedrone and was also convicted of a number of trafficking for sexual exploitation offences. He was convicted of one count of rape.
  • Abdul Sabe, 40, of Newcastle, was convicted of conspiracy to incite prostitution, conspiracy to traffic for sexual exploitation, conspiracy to sexual assault, and supplying drugs to victims. He was already on the sex offenders’ register.
  • Badrul Hussain, 37, of Newcastle, was convicted of allowing drugs to be used at his premises and of supplying drugs. He was cleared of inciting prostitution for gain.
  • Mohibur Rahman, 44, known to victims as Jimmy, admitted conspiracy to incite prostitution and five drugs charges.

Defendants not yet sentenced will be back next month.

The growing number of towns where sex gangs prey on children

After a gang of 17 men and one woman was convicted over the sexual abuse of young girls, Newcastle joins a growing list of English towns and cities where sex rings have been exposed. Others include:

Rotherham – The issue of child abuse in the town first came to light in 2010 when five Asian men were jailed for sexual offences against under-age girls.

A 2014 inquiry found there were more than 1,400 victims of grooming and sex exploitation in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013.

Tayab Dad, Nasar Dad, Basharat Dad, (bottom row left to right) Matloob Hussain, Mohammed Sadiq and Amjad Ali groomed two girls and sexually abused in Rotherham

Tayab Dad, Nasar Dad, Basharat Dad, (bottom row left to right) Matloob Hussain, Mohammed Sadiq and Amjad Ali groomed two girls and sexually abused in Rotherham

Rochdale – The trial of nine Asian men for grooming young white girls for sex attracted widespread public outrage and sparked a national debate when they were convicted in 2012.

The gang received jail sentences of between four and 19 years for offences committed against five girls – aged between 13 and 15 – in and around Rochdale between 2008 and 2010.

The case returned to the public consciousness earlier this year when the BBC broadcast its Three Girls drama based on the experiences of some of the victims.

Oxford – In 2013, five members of a sadistic paedophile ring were handed life sentences, while two others were each jailed for seven years at the Old Bailey.

The court heard how six girls, aged between 11 and 15, were plied with alcohol and drugs before being forced to perform sex acts.

Shabir Ahmed, convicted of 30 child rape charges in Rochdale

Shabir Ahmed, convicted of 30 child rape charges in Rochdale

All of the men were of Pakistani origin apart from two brothers, who were from north Africa.

Bristol – Some 13 Somali men were jailed for more than a total of more than 100 years after they were convicted in 2014 of running an inner city sex ring.

Victims as young as 13 were preyed upon, sexually abused and trafficked across Bristol to be passed around the men’s friends for money.

Aylesbury – Six Asian men were jailed in 2015 for grooming vulnerable under-age white girls between 2006 and 2012.

The Old Bailey heard victims would be plied with alcohol and forced to perform sex acts for as little as ‘the price of a McDonalds’.

Peterborough – A total of 10 men were convicted of child sex crimes in the town, including ‘predatory’ restaurant boss Mohammed Khubaib, who was originally from Pakistan.

He was jailed for 13 years at the Old Bailey in 2015, after he was found guilty of forcing a 14-year-old girl to perform a sex act on him and nine counts of trafficking for sexual exploitation, involving girls aged from 12 to 15, between 2010 and 2013.

Police missed chance to catch Asian sex gang six years ago

By Richard Spillett, Crime Correspondent for MailOnline 

Police found Abdul Sabe with three drunken teenagers in 2011 but decided the girls were with him 'of their own free will'

Police found Abdul Sabe with three drunken teenagers in 2011 but decided the girls were with him ‘of their own free will’

Members of an Asian sex gang were free to abuse girls as young as 11 after police missed opportunities to catch them.

The horrific details of the latest sex ring caught molesting vulnerable girls in a British city were exposed yesterday when the last of 17 men and one woman were convicted of a catalogue of offences in Newcastle.

But police have been criticised over failures to tackle the issue earlier on.

One paedophile, Bahmani Ahmadi, eventually caught in the same operation, was first arrested in 2012 but released after officers failed to examine data on his mobile phone that would have shown he had been grooming youngsters for sex.

He was eventually arrested again in 2014 and admitted 18 charges against ten girls, including one who was only 11.

In another case, police visited a flat where two other members of the ring, Abdul Sabe and Habibur Rahim, as long ago as 2011 but decided three drunken teenagers were their ‘of their own free will’, The Times reported today.

Abdul Sabe and Habibur Rahim were reported to officers by an off-duty probation officer in 2011. But they were not stopped until several years later and were charged in 2015

Abdul Sabe and Habibur Rahim were reported to officers by an off-duty probation officer in 2011. But they were not stopped until several years later and were charged in 2015

Harrowing evidence of 13-year-old victim raped by men ‘like they were in a relay race’

One girl who gave evidence claimed she was repeatedly raped by men acting as if they were in a ‘relay race’ at one of the sex parties.

The vulnerable 13-year-old, who was in local authority care, told the court how she would regularly be supplied with cash, cigarettes and drugs in exchange for sex.

She spoke of how she would be picked up in a Mercedes from the children’s home where she was living and taken to flats in Newcastle to be used by anyone who wanted her.

Prosecutor John Elvedge QC told the court how during one attack she was high on cocaine while men took turns to have sex with her.

One victim, who was in local authority care, told how she was taken to flats around Newcastle and passed between men for rape

One victim, who was in local authority care, told how she was taken to flats around Newcastle and passed between men for rape

Mr Elvedge said: ‘She said she felt wrecked. The man who brought the Mcat had sex with her when she was in no position to consent.

‘The second man was followed by several others, all taking advantage of her.

‘She said it was like a relay race, one man after another, each having sexual intercourse with her to which she did not consent.’

On another occasion, the girl was taken to a party at a flat where there was a group of seven men in a room with a Kurdish flag on the wall and was given Mcat, the court heard.

Mr Elvedge added: ‘She attempted to resist the first man. She was given more Mcat then, one by one, they took their turn having sexual intercourse with her.’

The court heard when she left she was driven back to the children’s home and given £200 along with more Mcat.

The girl was a frequent runaway who would regularly go missing.

Mr Elvidge said: ‘The young women are now in their early 20s. You will gather when they were involved with the defendants they were leading extraordinary lives.

‘The prosecution say it was their vulnerability that made it easier for them to be exploited and abused. They were females who were relatively naive and vulnerable.

‘They were the victims of organised, well-practised cynical exploitation and were passed between abusers.’

Ahmadi, 25, lured his victims into meeting him by posing on Facebook as a 14-year-old girl called Holly.

He came to the notice of Northumbria Police in June 2012 after it was alleged that he had sex with a 15-year-old girl living in a care home.

But he was released without charge after a senior officer decided that the case should not be referred to the Crown Prosecution Service.

Paedophile Bahmani Ahmadi attacked at least ten girls as young as 11 after he was arrested by police only to be released without charge

Paedophile Bahmani Ahmadi attacked at least ten girls as young as 11 after he was arrested by police only to be released without charge

When he was eventually arrested again in 2014 as part of Operation Sanctuary – a police operation which brought the last of the 18 sex gang members to justice this week. He was however dealt with separately.

He later admitted sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl in relation to the 2012 incident, as well as, among other offences, sexually assaulting two children, trafficking for sexual exploitation and inciting girls under the age of 13 to engage in sexual activity.

A officer was dismissed for ‘gross negligence’ in relation to his case.

In the case of Abdul Sabe and Habibur Rahim, an off-duty probation officer Elaine Capper, called the police after she saw them herding three drunken teenage girls towards the back of a 4×4.

She phoned police and flagged down a patrol car, who went to the flat where the pair had taken the girls.

A PC Victoria Threadgold told the court that although officers were concerned to find ‘three young females’ in the company of a registered sex offender, there was ‘no suggestion of coercion or pressure to keep them there’, The Times reported.

The court heard a police log entry made by PC Threadgold said the girls had gone to the flat ‘of their own free will’ and that there was ‘nothing to suggest anything untoward’.

Northumbria Police Chief Constable Steve Ashman defended his force's handling of the cases

Northumbria Police Chief Constable Steve Ashman defended his force’s handling of the cases

Over 300 people were arrested during grooming ring operation

DCI Claire Wheatley today said the force had looked at whether exploitation was going on in 2013 but initially believed ‘the problem wasn’t there’.


One of the gang convicted of grooming vulnerable girls on Tyneside told his wife he was going night fishing before he picked up a drunk 15-year-old on the street and raped her.

Saiful Islam, 35, spotted his victim outside a supermarket on his way home from work in 2011 and returned after making an excuse to his wife.

He then bought the victim Malibu, took her to premises where he and friends knew they could abuse girls, and raped her.

At a hearing in January 2016 which can only be reported now, Judge Penny Moreland sentenced him to 10 years, saying: ‘She was young, she was scared and she was a girl limited in her ability and understanding.

‘You hurt her while you were raping her.’

She told BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour: ‘As soon as those two young women came forward and we were made aware of this issue we absolutely investigated it from the outset and left no stone unturned. We went very big with this investigation and immediate listened to victims.

‘Initially, we were going to speak to victims. Now we understand that they didn’t realise they were victims themselves. They were saying “no nothing happened, I’ve got nothing to say”.

‘It’s a very different approach we have now. We have a bespoke victim team… we’ve had a massive cultural change in identifying what sexual exploitation is.’

Police were also criticised for paying a convicted child rapist almost £10,000 to spy on parties where it was suspected under-age girls were fed drugs and sexually abused.

The informant, known only as XY, was recruited despite being a sex offender who had drugged an under-age girl and invited another man to rape her after he had done so, Newcastle Crown Court heard.

Northumbria Police chief Steve Ashman yesterday defended the force’s handling of the issue.

He said: ‘We have thrown the kitchen sink at this – a team of 50 officers have worked on this inquiry for almost three and a half years and continue to do so.

‘We have not and will not stop. We have employed every technique available to us, covert and overt, in tackling the problem.

‘There has been no political correctness here. These are criminals and there has been no hesitation in arresting them and targeting them using all the means at our disposal.

On the issue of paying the child rapist, he added: ‘We have to step into a murky, a dangerous and a shadowy world and the people who are going to provide us with that information that will protect victims, that will stop other women and girls becoming victims of this abuse, it’s not the postmaster or the district nurse, or some other person in a position of authority.

‘They are the very people who themselves may well have committed these vile acts.

‘This is the world that we have to step into in policing and it is dangerous and it is difficult but that is what we are prepared to do.

‘We’ll do everything we can within the law to bring these people to justice.’

MP Damien Green discusses the use of police informants

Abuser whose flat the gang used smiled at girl who challenged him

Some of the so-called ‘sessions’ took place at Todds Nook flats in Newcastle

Girls as young as 14 visited the flat of one gang member, Eisa Mousavi, where Mcat was freely available.

Prosecutor Mr Elvedge said: ‘One girl became so intoxicated she became unable to refuse him for sex.

‘She only had sex with him because she was high and heavily addicted to Mcat. She returned many times to feed her addiction.

‘One time she refused Mousavi’s request for sex and he continued to pester her. He was manipulating her. She was shouting that she didn’t want to have sex.

‘Other girls told him to leave her alone and he banished them and told them they would get no more drugs.’

Mousavi raped the girl on more than one occasion. When she asked for more drugs, he told her: ‘Just do it, you know the deal.’

Mr Elvidge said: ‘She told him he couldn’t keep treating her like this but he just smiled.’


Sexual exploitation is the ‘challenge of our generation’ and must be considered socially unacceptable in all communities, a top policeman has said.

Chief Constable Steve Ashman, of Northumbria Police, also said strong punishments are needed to deal with the ‘vile’ individuals who target vulnerable people, and to act as a deterrent.

His statement followed a number of trials that heard how immature teenagers were plied with drugs and alcohol and then raped or persuaded into engaging in sexual activity with older men.

The officer suggested something must have gone wrong in society for such actions to be considered acceptable.

Chief Constable Steve Ashman (second left) said strong punishments are required 

Chief Constable Steve Ashman (second left) said strong punishments are required

Mr Ashman said: ‘The sexual exploitation of vulnerable people is in my opinion the challenge of our generation.

‘It is a huge task that we are faced with.’

He added: ‘Firstly, for this challenge to be overcome there needs to be a high likelihood that offenders will be caught and victims supported.

‘I am confident that we are getting this right, we will never stop pursuing those responsible, and we will throw everything we can at them and we will catch them.

Immature teenagers were plied with drugs and alcohol and then raped or persuaded into engaging in sexual activity with older men

Immature teenagers were plied with drugs and alcohol and then raped or persuaded into engaging in sexual activity with older men

A huge haul of drugs was recovered as part of the massive police investigation into the ring

A huge haul of drugs was recovered as part of the massive police investigation into the ring

‘Secondly, we need a heavy sanction that acts as a clear deterrent and to deliver punishment to those vile individuals that prey on the vulnerable.

‘Thirdly, and most importantly, it has to become socially unacceptable in every community to behave in this way.

‘Given the number of men that we have arrested 461 in total, clearly somewhere along the line something has gone wrong if it has become acceptable to entice, through alcohol, drugs or just through bullying and violence, vulnerable people into sex.

‘This behaviour can never be tolerated.’

A total of 17 men and one woman have been convicted of, or have admitted, charges including rape, supplying drugs and inciting prostitution, in a series of trials at Newcastle Crown Court.

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King Edward VIII of Britain Wanted to Peace with Adolf Hitler – but Churchill Didn’t

Winston Churchill and Dwight Eisenhower tried to suppress captured Nazi documents that showed Britain’s former King Edward VIII discussing his desire for peace with Adolf Hitler, according to files newly released in London.


The National Archives published more papers from the U.K. government’s secret basement storeroom in the Cabinet Office where papers deemed “too difficult, too sensitive” for the regular filing system were hidden away. They include a 1953 memo from Churchill, marked “top secret,” explaining the existence of a series of German telegrams carrying reports of comments by the Duke of Windsor, as Edward VIII was known after he abdicated in 1936.

“He is convinced that had he remained on throne war would have been avoided and describes himself as firm supporter of a peaceful compromise with Germany,” reported a telegram from Lisbon in neutral Portugal, where the duke was staying in July 1940. “Duke believes with certainty that continued heavy bombing will make England ready for peace.”

Edward abdicated so he could marry an American divorcee, Wallis Simpson. The couple set up home in France, but when World War II broke out they moved to Spain. The government in Madrid, formally neutral but sympathetic to Germany, asked for guidance from Berlin as to what should be done with them. German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop replied, asking if they could be kept there. Then he ordered a watch on their house.

Ribbentrop’s interest was piqued when he was told, a few days later, that in private “Windsor spoke strongly against Churchill and against this war.” While he considered what to do, the duke and duchess made their way to Portugal, where they made similar comments. The Nazis decided to act.

‘Persuaded or Forced’

“The duke should return to Spain under all circumstances,” Ribbentrop wrote, adding that they should then be “persuaded or forced” to stay there. His plan was then to offer the duke “the granting of any wish,” including “the ascension of the English throne.”

Churchill, meanwhile, was alive to the danger of having an alternative monarch so close to being in Nazi hands. He appointed the duke as governor of the Bahamas. When the Windsors were reluctant to leave Europe, Churchill threatened Edward, who held honorary military rank, with court-martial. Ribbentrop, anxious not to let his prize escape, launched Operation Willi to persuade the Windsors to return to Spain, kidnapping them if necessary. But despite sabotage attempts and bomb threats, the Germans failed.

The plan was “to persuade the duke to leave Lisbon in a car as if he were going on a fairly long pleasure jaunt, and then to cross the border at a specified place, where Spanish secret police will ensure a safe crossing,” according to a note sent to Ribbentrop.

The telegrams describing their operation were found in 1945 as Hitler’s regime collapsed. When they were passed to the British government, Clement Attlee, who had replaced Churchill as prime minister, wrote to his predecessor, saying that their publication “might do the greatest possible harm.” Churchill replied, agreeing and expressing the hope that it might be possible to “destroy all traces” of the files.

Publication Plan

But after Churchill returned to power in 1951, he was horrified to learn Attlee had subsequently changed his mind, apparently at the urging of Foreign Secretary Ernest Bevin. Historians in Washington now proposed to publish the Nazi telegrams.

In 1953, Churchill wrote to President Eisenhower, expressing his concern that “they might leave the impression that the duke was in close touch with German agents and was listening to suggestions that were disloyal.” Eisenhower, who had been the allies’ supreme commander, had seen the telegrams in 1945, but believed he had successfully suppressed them, arguing they were “obviously concocted with some idea of promoting German propaganda.” He was unaware a microfilm of them had been passed to the State Department.

By the 1950s, too many people had seen the messages for them to be destroyed, and the British historian in charge of preparing the documents for publication threatened to resign if they were suppressed. They were eventually published in 1957, with the duke describing them as “complete fabrications.”

The Jewish MP who pried open Britain’s closet door

LONDON — Britain’s summer Pride season — the gay community’s annual chance to marry partying and politics — is now in full swing. This year’s festivities, though, have an added significance as the country marks the 50th anniversary of the decriminalization of male homosexuality.

The event is being widely commemorated: the BBC is screening a series of programs; Prime Minister Theresa May last week held a reception at Downing Street where she acknowledged both her own and her party’s somewhat mixed record on gay rights; and special events and exhibitions are being held across the country. Even the somewhat conventional and conservative National Trust is lending a hand.

When the Homosexual Law Reform Bill finished its tortuous passage through parliament in July of 1967, it marked the beginning of the end of the persecution of gay men by the British state. On this foundation were built the huge achievements of the past two decades — which swept away discriminatory laws, allowed gay men and women to serve in the military, and introduced civil partnerships and equal marriage.

The bill’s author and dogged champion was Leo Abse, a colorful Jewish MP who represented the South Wales mining constituency of Pontypool.

The Welsh Valleys — deeply conservative and traditionalist with a strong nonconformist streak — were an improbable home for a champion of gay rights. But, then again, a wealthy Jewish lawyer from Cardiff had seemed an unlikely candidate for Pontypool’s Labour party when the constituency faced a by-election in 1958. Undeterred by the opposition of the powerful National Union of Mineworkers, Abse fought and won that selection. He would represent the seat for the next three decades, soon winning over the skeptical with his passion for social justice and hard work, especially on behalf of miners who had suffered industrial injuries.

The grandson of Jewish immigrants from Poland — his grandfather was supposedly the first Jew to speak Welsh with a Yiddish accent and Yiddish with a Welsh one — Abse attributed to personal experience his interest in the then highly controversial issue of what was termed “homosexual law reform.” His first wife was an artist who counted many gay men as friends.

A reveler dressed as the Queen enjoys the Pride London Parade in London, Saturday, July 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

“My house was always full of artists,” he would say quaintly in later years, “and there was a high incidence of homosexuality among the talented people.”

His time as a lawyer — his practice was the Welsh capital’s largest — had also encouraged a keen awareness of the perversity of the law as it stood. In an interview shortly before his death, he recalled finding his fees from criminals all suddenly coming from the account of one man, who turned out to be a vicar who was being blackmailed for being gay.

‘There was a high incidence of homosexuality among the talented people’

“The bastards were bleeding him,” said Abse. “I sent for one of the criminals and told him if I had another check from this man, I’d get him sent down for 10 years. I sent for the vicar and told him to come to me if they approached him again.”

Abse entered parliament at a propitious moment. A Cold War-inspired witchhunt against gay men, mirroring that in the United States, had produced a series of high-profile trials in the early 1950s.

But while the Home Secretary, Sir David Maxwell-Fyfe, pledged “a new drive against male vice” that would “rid England of this plague,” the conviction and imprisonment of Lord Edward Douglas Scott Montagu, journalist Peter Wildeblood and West Country landowner Michael Pitt-Rivers in 1954 produced a public backlash. The government subsequently decided to establish a committee to review the legislation.

In September 1957, the Wolfenden committee near-unanimously recommended that gay sex between consenting adults should no longer be illegal in Great Britain. (LSE Library, via Flickr)

In September 1957 — a year before Abse’s election — the Wolfenden committee nearly unanimously recommended that gay sex between consenting adults should no longer be illegal. It was, the report concluded, “not the function of the law to intervene in the private life of citizens, or to seek to enforce any particular pattern of behavior.”

Parliament, however, balked at Wolfenden’s recommendations, in one early vote opposing them by a majority of two to one. Maxwell-Fyfe, now the Lord Chancellor, walked out of Cabinet, refusing to discuss the “filthy” subject whenever it was raised.
Over the next four years, various attempts, including by Abse in 1961, similarly failed in the face of entrenched opposition.

The election of a Labour government in 1964 — which saw its wafer-thin majority sharply increased after a snap election in 1966 — brought new hope for reformers. In July 1966, Abse introduced a private member’s bill — a device often used in contentious “conscience” issues such as abortion and the death penalty, where the government remains officially neutral — which passed its first parliamentary hurdle by a majority of 244-100.

A passionate supporter of reform, then Home Secretary Roy Jenkins fought in Cabinet for the government to give Abse’s bill the parliamentary time it needed to make its way through the House of Commons and House of Lords. As Abse later admitted, he was probably not Jenkins’ first choice to lead the bill through parliament.

The Home Secretary, Abse suggested, “thought I was too dangerous a character. I was too colorful.”

Certainly, the MP’s propensity for flamboyant attire was already renowned. He liked to wear 18th century dress for Budget Day, turning up in 1960 clad in a curry-colored, high-collared jacket with a black velvet waistcoat embroidered with flowers and carrying a cane.

Labour MP Leo Abse's flamboyant attire for Britain's Budget Day, 1965. (Keystone Pictures USA / Alamy Stock Photo)

There was, though, nothing frivolous about Abse as his skilled handling of the bill subsequently proved. Indeed, by now he was something of an artful parliamentary operator. Calling in favors, he persuaded mining MPs, who opposed reform, to stay away from critical votes. At the same time, he cajoled enough MPs who supported his cause to sit through hours of debate to ensure that during the crucial report stage he always had 100 MPs in the chamber to cut off debate and prevent filibustering.

More controversially, Abse also accepted the need to compromise. The legislation was narrowed to only include England and Wales (Scotland and Northern Ireland did not follow until 1980 and 1982 respectively). The armed forces were excluded. Abse also accepted what he later conceded was an “absurdly high” and unequal age of consent of 21 (it was 16 for straight people).

Feeling the need to “reassure the House of Commons about its masculinity,” his speeches also contained a great deal of what he later termed “bloody nonsense.” He would later parody his own arguments to fellow MPs: “Look, you are wonderful fellows, you are good family men, you have children, marvelous wives — pity these poor people, they are not like you. They are quite different.”

‘Pity these poor people, they are not like you. They are quite different’

More laudably, Abse recalled his experiences in Cardiff and described the existing law as “an invitation to hoodlums.” Speaking at 350 words a minute, one journalist wrote on Abse’s death, his “fast-track, fluent and sparkling Welsh waffle” ensured the interest of the press.

Finally, just before 6 a.m. on the morning of July 5, 1967, the bill cleared the House of Commons. Three weeks later, on July 27, the Sexual Offences Act received its Royal Assent and became law.

The patronizing tone of the debate, the compromises made and the fact that the police continued to seek to entrap and harass gay men for years afterwards meant that the 1967 act remained highly contentious for many. Abse himself felt he did not receive the gratitude he felt the gay community owed him. At the same time, he had to face the ire of those who opposed the reforms with which he was ever-associated. During the 1980s, for instance, he received abusive mail blaming him for the prevalence of AIDS.

Revelers enjoy the Pride London Parade in London, Saturday, July 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

But as the public mood shifted, and the fight for equality gained traction after Tony Blair came to power in 1997, Abse began to receive the recognition he deserved. As one gay journalist wrote after Abse’s death in 2008: “Some 40 years on, Abse’s law does not seem so much an act of betrayal, but the only way of initiating a process of change. It was this or nothing. For all its flaws and faults — and the many cruel injustices that continued long after it was passed — Leo Abse had finally pried open a door.”

‘It was this or nothing. For all its flaws and faults, Leo Abse had finally pried open a door’

The 1967 Act was not Abse’s only contribution towards the raft of liberalizing reforms passed in the 1960s.

He was also at the forefront of the battles to abolish the death penalty (another private member’s bill, it was pushed through parliament by Jewish Labour MP Sydney Silverman); to increase access to family planning and make divorce easier.

He hated the manner in which the existing draconian divorce laws required a bogus admission of adultery or forced couples to remain married only in name. His early efforts at reform, though, encountered stiff opposition from both the Catholic and Protestant churches in Britain. Unperturbed, he quipped to the media: “It took a Jew to found the Christian Church, and it’s taking another to unite it.”

British prime minister James Callaghan in 1977 (public domain, via wikipedia)

Less flippantly, Abse believed that being Jewish contributed to his liberal outlook.

“I could address… those issues to do with family relationships because I wasn’t burdened by the Christian view, which would tend to accept existing laws,” he later suggested. “The confident sense of identity which comes from belonging to an older culture meant that you were not intimidated by the prevailing ambience.”

Abse would also pioneer important legislation on children, industrial injuries, congenital disabilities and widows’ damages. Not for nothing did his friend James Callaghan, who would later serve as prime minister, once suggest to Abse: “You do much more good in terms of human happiness than 90% of the work done in parliament on political issues.”

“The true revolutionary,” believed Abse, “is the reformer who moves step by step.”

Today, his footprints are imprinted on a great swath of legislation that made Britain a more liberal and civilized country.

“He got more backbench socially reforming legislation on the statute book than any other individual MP in the 20th century,” suggested one obituarist.

But Abse’s legacy is to be found less in the dry and arcane language of acts of parliament than in the crowds — gay and straight — who will celebrate 50 years of freedom on the streets of Britain this summer.

How the Jews have taken over Britain

By Tobias Langdon

Sourced from The Occidental Observer:
Fake Jews: Deceit and Double-Think in Britain’s Hostile Elite

“Britain is not a White democracy. It is a Jewish oligarchy.”
— Tobias Langdon

Here’s a quiz about Israeli politics. Are there any strongly identified Muslim or Christian Arabs high in Israel’s ruling conservative party? Do those Arabs write for Arab newspapers setting out the central principle of their lives: “Arabs must come first”? Finally, do those Arabs lavish praise on an opposition leader who opened Israel’s borders to the Third World and duped Israel into a hugely expensive and disastrous foreign war?

You have no guesses. You won’t need any. The answer to every question is the same. No, there are no Arabs like that in Israel. Not one. Furthermore, Israel has never opened its borders to the Third World or poured trillions of shekels into a disastrous foreign war. Israel is a Jewish nation where Jews are firmly in control and intend to remain so. That’s why they don’t allow Arabs to have genuine power or influence in politics, culture and academia. Arabs would have their own agenda and would not make Jewish interests their only concern, even if they weren’t hostile to Jews or determined to undermine Jewish power.

Tremendous respect for Tony Blair

In short, Israel is a sane country that keeps its large Arab minority where it belongs: out of power. Now compare the United Kingdom, a White and historically Christian nation. By comparison with Israel, the UK is insane, because it allows outsiders to exercise enormous power and influence. Worse still, those outsiders are both hostile to the White majority and determined to undermine it by promoting mass immigration and minority worship. Here is an article written for the Jewish Chronicle by Daniel Finkelstein, a strongly identified Jew high in the ruling Conservative party:

Corbyn must lose — for our sake  [i.e., for the readers of the Jewish Chronicle]

Tony Blair — a man for whom I have tremendous respect — has been arguing that, as Theresa May is going to win, what we really need is a strong opposition. … I have a lot of friends who vote Labour and I understand their dilemma. They have supported Labour all their lives and they don’t want to abandon their party to Jeremy Corbyn. Unfortunately, not abandoning the party to Mr Corbyn means supporting the party while he leads it. Despite the acuteness of the dilemma, this is unconscionable.

I realise that I am a Conservative peer and this point concerns party politics. But, still. Forgive me for this is a point I feel I must make as a Jew. If Jeremy Corbyn and his followers do not suffer a gigantic defeat in this election, it will be an utter, complete, ghastly disaster for Jews. It will mean that despite all that has happened in the past two years, all his supporters have said about Jews, people — even Jews, for goodness sake — can still support him. … Jeremy Corbyn mustn’t just lose. He must be crushed electorally. It must be impossible for his supporters to say that it wasn’t too bad and they should have another go. …

So it needs bravery now to secure the long term future of Jews on the centre left. Maybe I’m not the right person to give this advice. I can see that. But forget it’s me, I am right[,] aren’t I? (Corbyn must lose — for our sake, The Jewish Chronicle, 4th May 2017 / 10th Iyar 5777)


“A man for whom I have tremendous respect.”
— Daniel Finkelstein (pictured here), The Jewish Chronicle

Daniel Finkelstein: “Corbyn Delendus Est!

Beside being a Tory peer, Finkelstein is also an “associate editor” at the influential Times of London. He’s not a good writer, but he sets out his views and psychology with perfect clarity in that article. The British Labour party was founded to defend the interests of the White working-class. It abandoned that group decades ago and, at the behest of strongly identified Jews like Lord Levy, worked to harm their interests instead. Finkelstein doesn’t care. His only concern is that perennial question: “What’s best for Jews?”

Repent or be destroyed

If any political party in Britain doesn’t put Jewish interests first, Jews like Finkelstein see only two options. The first is that the party must be kept out of power until it repents and returns to the path of righteousness. That’s what Finkelstein wants for Labour. Alternatively, the party must be destroyed. That’s what Finkelstein and the rest of the Jewish elite wanted — and got — for the British National Party, which won millions of votes only a few years ago but has now collapsed, losing its two Members of the European Parliament and all but one of its local councillors.

You can see the same unblushing ethnocentrism and selfishness in “How the SDP failed the Jews,” another article in the Jewish Chronicle that puts Jewish interests first and Gentile interests nowhere. The SDP, or Social Democratic Party, was formed by rebels from the Labour party who thought their old party had become too left-wing to win elections. And look who was among those rebels:

Another youthful recruit [to the SDP], Danny Finkelstein — now a Conservative peer and JC columnist — joined Labour as a schoolboy. Delivering literature for the party during a local election campaign, he found some SDP leaflets stuck in a letter box. He fished them out, intending to throw them away but, having read them instead, promptly joined the new party. Two years after the SDP’s launch, Finkelstein became chair of the Young Social Democrats. He went on to become a political adviser to [David] Owen, a member of the party’s National Committee, and fought Ken Livingstone in Brent East in 1987. Indeed, fighting that year’s general election in alliance with the Liberal party, the SDP fielded more Jewish candidates than Labour. (How the SDP failed the Jews, The Jewish Chronicle, 13th March 2017 / 15th Adar 5777)

However, the SDP proved insufficiently pro-Israel, which is why the article concludes that it failed the crucial test for any British political party: are Jewish interests its first priority? The revelation about Daniel Finkelstein’s early political history is no surprise. Is it any wonder that he praises Tony Blair and is a good friend of the Jewish Labour supporter Jonathan Freedland? Finkelstein is a Conservative peer who isn’t actually a conservative — but of course, that’s true for a great many Tories.

That’s why the BBC are happy to allow him on the radio panel-show The News Quiz, where he sits happily with far-left folk like Jeremy Hardy and the Trotskyist Mark Steel (a Sephardic Jew). His appearances there prove that bad writing isn’t his only non-talent. He’s also bad at comedy.

Father and Son

Hugo Rifkind is another true Jew and fake conservative who airs his lack of comedic talent on the News Quiz. He’s the son of the former cabinet minister Sir Malcolm Rifkind, who, like Dianne Feinstein in the United States, has had a vital role overseeing the intelligence services. He became Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee in 2010. Are you reassured to hear that Sir Malcolm thinks the surveillance state is doing an excellent job and keeping strictly within the law? You shouldn’t be:

On Tempora, it has been well known that the fibre optic cables that carry a significant proportion of the world’s communications pass close to the British coastline and could provide intelligence opportunities. The reality is that the British public are well aware that its intelligence agencies have neither the time nor the remotest interest in the emails or telephone conversations of well over 99% of the population who are neither potential terrorists nor serious criminals. Modern computer technologies do permit the separation of those that are of interest from the vast majority that are not. (What rubbish, Sir Simon! Our intelligence agencies are not outside the lawThe Guardian, 20th September, 2013)

Deep-state defender Malcolm Rifkind

Malcolm Rifkind is yet another strongly identified Jew who has enormous power and influence in the White and historically Christian nation of Britain.

The contrast with Israel is even starker when you consider that Jews, at about 1%, are a far smaller minority here than Arabs, at just over 20%, are in Israel. Britain is not a White democracy: it is much more accurately labelled a Jewish oligarchy. When the so-called Labour party was in power, it was firmly under Jewish control. Now the so-called Conservative party is in power and firmly under Jewish control.

Vibrancy and violence

That explains why mass immigration continues as freely under the Tories as it did under Labour. It also explains why the Tories introduced “gay marriage” and, with the fake conservative Theresa May as Home Secretary, told the police to stop persecuting down-trodden Black youths in London and other ethnically enriched cities. The result can be seen in vibrant news at Breitbart: “Knife Crime Soars to Five-Year High After Kerb on ‘Racist’ Police Stop and Search.”

Does this have any connection with vibrant news in the Guardian: “Reported rapes in England and Wales double in four years”? Yes, of course it does. Mass immigration from violent and corrupt Third-World nations inevitably increases crime in Western nations. Israel doesn’t suffer from this crime because it doesn’t allow mass immigration from the Third World.

“It is tough working for the Jews…”

Daniel Finkelstein, the Rifkinds and other members of the Jewish elite don’t care about the harmful effects of mass immigration. They think it’s “Good for Jews,” because it atomizes British society and provides ample excuse for authoritarian laws and mass surveillance. Most of them are wealthy enough to insulate themselves from non-White violence — not that this stops Jews demanding subsidies from the government for security against threats that they themselves created.

And although Jews claim to be deeply concerned about the welfare of minorities in Britain, the minorities in question often have different stories. Here are two extracts from a book called This Is London: Life and Death in the Big City (2016) by the Jewish author Ben Judah:

The Jews, they are a strange people. They like to talk to the Filipinas [who work for them as domestic servants]. “We are an immigrant family like you,” they say. And when the Filipina goes, “Oh, when did you move to Britain?”, the Jews say, “1880.” And the Filipina is stunned and confused. The Jews, they only ever talk about Israel — Israel, Israel, Israel, all day Israel — and it is as if they are living here in St John’s Wood [a wealthy suburb of London] but they are really there, in precious Israel. …

And it is tough working for the Jews. They make many Filipinas cry. They are more likely than anyone else to bring the Filipinas inside the family — but this is mostly a charade. They never, ever want to pay — as little as possible, as late as possible. And there are many, many Filipinas who burst into tears when they realize after seven years that the Jews have been cheating them on national insurance, their weekly salaries, or even more. (Op. cit., “Knightsbridge,” pp. 229 and 231)

If Ben Judah weren’t himself Jewish, he might have risked prosecution for spreading hate-stereotypes about Jewish venality, deceit and ethnocentrism. His book describes an atomized city full of crime, alienation and competing tribes.

Twenty-first-century London is a Jewish creation, formed by policies dear to Jews and their liberal allies, but never supported by the White majority. In a supposed democracy, Jews have got their disastrous way on mass immigration.

—  §  —

No to Nassim

If you want to understand how a minority can control the majority like that, an excellent place to start is Nassim Taleb’s essay “The Most Intolerant Wins: The Dominance of the Stubborn Minority.” Taleb is an Arab Christian from Lebanon, a highly intelligent and insightful economist and statistician who predicted — and warned against — the financial crisis. Surely Taleb would make an excellent director at the Bank of Israel or a senior adviser in the Israeli government?

Nassim Taleb: No good for Israel

No, not at all. Taleb is precisely the kind of person Israel wants to exclude from power, not invite into it. He’s an Arab and a Christian. He wouldn’t make “What’s best for Jews?” the central principle of his life. In Jewish eyes, his intelligence and insight make him less suitable for high office in Israel, not more. And he’s even dared to suggest that the great Jewish intellectual Susan Sontag was obnoxious and uncouth.

Lascivious Priest

Politics in Britain inverts the Israeli rule: it doesn’t discriminate in favour of the majority, but against it. Any hint that a party seeks what’s best for the White majority will elicit loud accusations of racism, xenophobia and fascism. That’s what happened to Ukip and that’s why Ukip were delighted that their candidate in the mayoral election in Manchester was an Orthodox Jew called Shneur Odze. Alas, Mr Odze has let the party down. The Jewish Chronicle, which doesn’t like Ukip or Orthodox Judaism, was happy to report the following:

A strictly Orthodox man standing as Ukip’s candidate in the Manchester mayoral election has been accused of conducting an affair with a woman he met on a bondage sex website. Shneur Odze, who had declined to shake hands with a female political opponent on “religious grounds” earlier in the election campaign, allegedly posed as a Catholic priest on the site, which is described as a social network for the “fetish and kinky community”.

According to the Mail on Sunday, Mr Odze described himself on his profile as having been into bondage and sadomasochism “for a number of years” during which he said he had “tried a great deal and enjoyed even more”. The Mail reported that Mr Odze had met the woman for sex. She discovered his real identity when she put his mobile number into Google and found his Ukip Facebook page.

Mr Odze is married with four children. He has not responded to requests for comment. His local Ukip branch chairman resigned after the allegations were made, saying he could not support Mr Odze’s actions. A Ukip spokesman said: “This is a personal matter for Mr Odze. He has broken no law.” (Sex claims against Ukip candidate, The Jewish Chronicle, 5th May 2017 / 9th Iyar 5777)

I was struck by the allegation that Shneur Odze “posed as a Catholic priest.” If true, it’s both funny and revealing. Odze was posing as a Catholic rather in the way that Daniel Finkelstein is posing as a conservative. He was both having his own cake and poisoning someone else’s — that is, helping to bring the Catholic church into disrepute.

A devout Catholic exposed for posing as a rabbi on an S&M website would surely be denounced for anti-Semitism. Has the devout Jew Odze, posing as a Catholic priest, been denounced for Christophobia or goyophobia? No, not at all. Those concepts don’t exist in the mainstream, even though the phenomena are widespread among British Jews.



Jewish hostility to Christians: the prejudice no one ever writes about

The case of the Oxford lecturer in Jewish studies who says she was sacked after she converted to Christianity has thrown a spotlight on to an acutely sensitive subject. I have no idea whether Dr Tali Argov was treated unfairly — that’s for the employment tribunal to decide — but let’s not pretend that Jews who become Christians don’t face intense disapproval from their own community.

Christian anti-Semitism, Muslim anti-Semitism, Christian Islamophobia, Muslim persecution of Christians [note lack of a term for this] — all of these are acceptable topics of debate. But not Jewish hostility to Christianity [ditto].

You can understand why Jews might dislike the Christian religion: not only does it deify a man, the ultimate blasphemy for pious Jews just as it is for pious Muslims, but it’s also implicated in centuries of anti-Semitism. (I think its role in inspiring the Holocaust has been exaggerated, but that’s an argument for another day.)

Sometimes Jewish antipathy to Christianity spills over into hostility towards Christians. There was a piece in the Independent the other day by Christina Patterson that went way over the top in describing the rudeness of Stamford Hill’s ultra-Orthodox Jews towards non-Jews:

When I moved to Stamford Hill [in London], 12 years ago, I didn’t realise that goyim were about as welcome in the Hasidic Jewish shops as Martin Luther King at a Ku Klux Klan convention. I didn’t realise that a purchase by a goy was a crime to be punished with monosyllabic terseness, or that bus seats were a potential source of contamination, or that road signs, and parking restrictions, were for people who hadn’t been chosen by God. And while none of this is a source of anything much more than irritation, when I see an eight-year-old boy recoiling from a normal-looking woman (because, presumably, he has been taught that she is dirty or dangerous, or, heaven forbid, dripping with menstrual blood) it makes me sad.

Stephen Pollard, the brilliant editor of the Jewish Chronicledescribed this as “pure, unrelenting unadulterated anti-Jewish bigotry,” on the part of Ms Patterson and indeed some of its undertones are disturbing. But monosyllabic terseness towards goyim? I’ve experienced it, and it’s maddening. Let me recommend a gripping book called Postville by the secular Jewish journalist Stephen Bloom, who records the extreme bad manners of Lubavitch Jews who moved en masse to a town in rural Iowa to run a huge kosher butchery. In the end, angry Christian townspeople, who had initially been welcoming, voted to annexe the land on which the factory was built, so they could tax and regulate it. Bloom, who felt the Lubavitchers had displayed “despicable” attitudes verging on racism, supported the move.

Jewish hostility towards Christians isn’t confined to the ultra-Orthodox. A woman friend of mine tutored the daughter of a Jewish couple in north London. When she said she wanted to take a break for Christmas, the wife went bananas. “We do not allow that word to be spoken in this house,” she said. An unrepresentative incident, no doubt; but my friend’s attitude towards Judaism changed after it took place. And I could tell other stories, of unbelievable haughtiness by the leaders of Anglo-Jewry, which would have led to diplomatic incidents if the Christians involved weren’t afraid of being accused of anti-Semitism.

[U]ntil now I’ve never written a word about Jewish prejudice against Christians, even though I’ve seen it at close hand, at a series of Jewish-run conferences I attended in America in the 1990s at which evangelical Christian believers were stereotyped as fanatics who needed only the right demagogue to turn them into murderous anti-Semites. If the conferences were being held now, I suspect most of the flak would be taken by Catholics.

It would be interesting read a book on anti-Christian sentiment among modern Jews, including Jewish historians who invest heavily in the notion of Christian or gentile collective guilt for crimes committed by others. But such a book would have to come from the perspective of someone without an axe to grind (ie, not one of the anti-Semitic nutcases who are such a depressing presence in the blogosphere). And something tells me it will never be written. (Jewish hostility to Christians: the prejudice no one ever writes aboutThe Daily Telegraph, 29th July 2010)

Christianity has been central to Western life and culture for many centuries. Is it wise to allow Jews, who are so hostile to Christianity, so much power and influence in the West? Anti-Semitic nutcases don’t think it is. They want Western nations to act like Israel and defend their majority race and historic religion rather than working to destroy them.

When Britain Occupied Iceland


Of many legends woven about World War II one of the most enduring is the ‘Britain at Bay’ fiction. The story goes that in 1940 the warlike Reich invaded unprepared innocent France.

The carefully spun myth has it that it was Hitler’s intention was to use England’s nearest neighbour as a launching pad to invade ‘Ethelred the Unready’ England. From this falsity stems the belief that in 1940 Britain stood alone in defending the free world from the rapacious Hun.

Not wishing to spoil a good story there is no mention that France on September 3, 1939, declared war on the Workers Reich and soon afterwards invaded and occupied part of Germany. Nor is there mention that Germany occupied northern France to forestall Britain’s intention to bring D-Day forward by four years.

Britain in 1940 was not quite as alone as victors’ propagandists would have us believe. The British Commonwealth in 1940 was a global superpower. The British Empire directly or de facto had political and economic control of 25% of the world’s population and 30% of the earth’s and land mass. The combined forces of the British Empire numbered an incredible 15 million servicemen and women who fought in every theatre of war.

In 1940, Britain fought and occupied Italian and German colonies. Britain at bay invaded and occupied Libya, Italian Somaliland, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Persia (Iran), Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Iceland, the Faroe Islands, and Madagascar.

Britain at bay during 1940 added 1.6 millions square miles of international territory to its vast empire. The transport infrastructure of several of the British occupied countries was used to send massive free aid the Bolshevik terrorised Russia.

In 1940, Britain conspired in a Yugoslavian coup, assassinated political leaders, blackmailed neutral countries, and illegally initiated the bombing of civilian populations in Germany. This was to bring terrible retribution to the British population.

In 1940, Winston Churchill’s Britain was allied to many of the world’s most notorious dictators. Britain openly conspired and collaborated with Soviet dictator Josef Stalin. The Bolshevik despot was responsible for genocide and crimes against humanity unequalled in human history.

Thanks to Winston Churchill and U.S President Roosevelt adding their blood-soaked signatures to the Yalta Conference agreement Josef Stalin added 21 ‘prize of war’ nations to his terrifying empire.

Like most of the British invasions the occupation of Iceland is airbrushed out of the victors’ narrative. Former Royal Navy serviceman R. Hull of Newhaven writes: “I was posted to Iceland in 1944. During the year I spent on the island, I found the people full of hatred towards the British. I was spat at many times, and there was regular aggression from the locals.”

The Royal Navy sailor goes on to tell of how, when the war ended, “we and the Merchant Navy lads decided get our own back. We met inside the dockyard gates while the locals began gathering across the road on a large green.

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The fire brigade and the Royal Marines had been ordered to keep us apart, but didn’t lift a finger as we moved into town, overturning cars, smashing shop windows and fighting all over the place as we went. It was one big riot. I don’t know if it was reported back in the UK, but the best thing the Icelanders did was to persuade the British Government to sign an agreement that we would leave within three months at the end of the war.”

N M Symonds describes the Icelandic Victory in Europe (VE) publication Spegillinn being headed by the words, Fridur! Fridur! Fridur I Europuwhich translates in to Freedom, Freedom, Freedom in Europe.

This was a sarcastic reference to the Allied swan song and the continued occupation of Iceland. The caption was illustrated with a drawing of drunken British sailors fighting and smashing their way through the streets.

Nothing much changes from Britain and America’s ‘defending our freedoms’ fiction. Britain’s illegal invasion of Iceland was dressed up as ‘stepping in to assist a threatened nation.’

Britain’s May apologizes to own MPs for election ‘mess’

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May took the blame for the Conservatives’ disastrous performance in last week’s election as she faced her party’s angry MPs on Monday, seeking to ward off any challenge to her leadership.

“I got us into this mess, and I’m going to get us out,” May told Conservatives MPs during a crunch meeting in Westminster.

May’s Conservatives unexpectedly lost their majority in parliament in Thursday’s snap vote, causing political chaos ahead of Brexit talks with the European Union set to start next week and prompting calls — from within her own party — for her resignation.

But one MP present at the meeting said there was no discussion of a leadership contest, adding “she’s won, she’s got to be prime minister.”

The chaos has also weighed on the pound, which has plunged almost two percent since Thursday, and the government may have to delay the announcement of its policy plans to parliament.

May vowed to stay on despite the poor results, and on Sunday unveiled a largely unchanged new cabinet, which met for the first time on Monday.

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May (C) holds the first Cabinet meeting of her new team at 10 Downing Street in London on June 12, 2017, following the June 8 snap general election in which the ruling Conservatives lost their majority. (Leon Neal/Pool/AFP)

Foreign minister Boris Johnson, who was reported by British media to be lining up a leadership bid, insisted May should stay.

“The people of Britain have had a bellyful of promises and politicking,” he wrote in The Sun tabloid. “Now is the time for delivery — and Theresa May is the right person to continue that vital work.”

May’s party fell eight seats short of retaining its parliamentary majority, and is now in talks with Northern Ireland’s ultra-conservative Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) — which won 10 seats — to forge an informal alliance.

DUP leader Arlene Foster is due to see May on Tuesday for crunch talks, which could force the delay of the government’s presentation of its legislative program to parliament by Queen Elizabeth II, due on June 19.

“Obviously until we have that we can’t agree the final details of the Queen’s Speech,” said May’s deputy Damian Green, referring to a an agreement with the DUP.

‘Walk away’ with no deal

Brexit minister David Davis insisted the government still aimed to take Britain out of the EU single market.

“The reason for leaving the single market is because we want to take back control of our borders, they’re not compatible,” he told BBC radio.

He also said the government would “walk away” with no deal if talks broke down on ending Britain’s four-decade membership of the European bloc.

But Ruth Davidson, the pro-EU leader of the Conservatives in Scotland, called on May to “reopen” the government’s Brexit plans.

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said May’s government lacked the credibility necessary for Brexit talks and should delay the negotiations.

“The idea that the UK led by this prime minister and this government can just blunder into negotiations starting one week today, I just don’t think it’s a credible proposition,” she told reporters in London.

‘Dead woman walking’

May has a busy schedule on Tuesday, hosting a cabinet meeting and talks with the DUP leader before travelling to Paris to meet French President Emmanuel Macron.

Brexit will likely be on the agenda at the Paris meeting, after May confirmed she will stick to the negotiating timetable.

“Going abroad and being seen to be the prime minister and talking to the president of France… is a classic move to shore up authority at home,” said Colin Talbot, professor of government at the University of Manchester.

May tried to reassert her shattered authority at the weekend by announcing her new cabinet — with no changes among her top team.

In a surprise move, Michael Gove was appointed environment and agriculture minister less than a year after the prime minister sacked him as justice minister.

Britain's Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Secretary Michael Gove leaves after attending a Cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street in central London on June 12, 2017, following the June 8 snap general election in which the ruling Conservatives lost their majority. (Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP)

After the opposition Labour Party made hefty election gains by focusing heavily on national issues, May listed areas such as education and housing as top policy priorities.

May has shown little public contrition for the electoral gamble that backfired spectacularly, but was forced to accept the resignations of her two top aides — reportedly a requirement by cabinet colleagues for allowing her to stay in office.

On Monday, she faced members of the Conservatives’ 1922 Committee, which can trigger a vote of confidence in a party leader if it receives letters from 15 percent of the party’s MPs.

Concern over DUP deal

DUP leader Arlene Foster said there had been “positive engagement” so far.

“We are going into these talks with the national interest at heart. The union as I’ve said before is our guiding star,” she said.

Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Arlene Foster (L), and DUP Deputy Leader Nigel Dodds prepare to address the media outside Stormont Castle, on the Stormont Estate in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on June 12, 2017. (AFP PHOTO / Paul FAITH)

Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said the government was not looking at a formal coalition but would seek assurances that the DUP would vote with May “on the big things.”

He stressed he did not share their ultra-conservative views on issues such as abortion and homosexuality, which have caused disquiet among many Conservatives.

The deal has also caused consternation in Dublin, with Irish premier Enda Kenny warning such an alliance could upset Northern Ireland’s fragile peace.

London’s neutrality is key to the delicate balance of power in Northern Ireland, which was once plagued by violence over Britain’s control of the province.

Trump said to cancel visit to Britain due to expected protests

US President Donald Trump’s upcoming visit to Britain may be on hold, according to British and American officials who spoke to the Guardian and New York Times dailies.

The proposed visit, which has not yet been scheduled, has drawn widespread opposition across the political divide in the UK.

According to the Guardian, Trump himself told British Prime Minister Theresa May he did not want to visit the country if his visit, which is tentatively set for October, would be accompanied by widespread protests.

The report cited a “Downing Street adviser who was in the room” during the call, which was made “in recent weeks.”

May’s office issued a denial of the report, saying, “We aren’t going to comment on speculation about the contents of private phone conversations. The queen extended an invitation to President Trump to visit the UK and there is no change to those plans.”

But The New York Times confirmed at least some details of the report from American officials, the paper’s White House correspondent Glenn Thrush tweeted on Sunday: “UK off Trump’s Europe trip for now, per two senior admin officials, not quite going as far as Guardian story. Still possible etc. Story soon.”

UK off Trump’s Europe trip for now, per two senior admin officials, not quite going as far as Guardian story. Still possible etc. Story soon

The news of the possible cancellation drew immediate praise from UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, who tweeted it was “welcome” due Trump’s attacks on Labour’s London Mayor Sadiq Khan last week and his environmental policy: “Cancellation of President Trump’s State Visit is welcome, especially after his attack on London’s mayor & withdrawal from #ParisClimateDeal.”

Cancellation of President Trump’s State Visit is welcome, especially after his attack on London’s mayor & withdrawal from .

Khan last week urged the government to cancel Trump’s state visit following his public row with Trump over the terror attack in the British capital on June 3.

“I don’t think we should roll out the red carpet to the president of the USA in the circumstances where his policies go against everything we stand for,” Khan told Channel 4.

“When you have a special relationship it is no different from when you have got a close mate. You stand with them in times of adversity but you call them out when they are wrong. There are many things about which Donald Trump is wrong,” he said.

In a series of tweets, Trump had criticized Khan’s leadership after the attack last Saturday in which three terrorists rammed a van into pedestrians on the London Bridge and then jumped out and proceeded to stab passersby and bar patrons, killing eight people and injuring dozens.

US President Donald Trump stands with British Prime Minister Theresa May next to a bust of former British prime minister Winston Churchill on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Khan had told Londoners there was “no reason to be alarmed” about an increased police presence in the coming days following the attack, a remark Trump mischaracterized in a tweet the following day, suggesting the mayor had said there was “no reason to be alarmed” by the attack itself.

Khan’s spokesman said he was too busy to respond to Trump’s “ill-informed” tweet and Khan later told the BBC that “some people thrive on feud and division. We are not going to let Donald Trump divide our communities.”

“Honestly, I’ve got better and more important things to focus on,” he told Sky News.

But the US president renewed his attack on Monday, accusing London’s first Muslim mayor of offering a “pathetic excuse” and “had to think fast on his ‘no reason to be alarmed’ statement.”

London Mayor Sadiq Khan speaks at a vigil in Potters Fields Park in London on June 5, 2017 to commemorate the victims of the terror attack on London Bridge and at Borough Market that killed seven people on June 3. (AFP/Daniel Leal-Olivas)

The war of words was the latest episode in a long-simmering feud between Trump and Khan, who was elected London’s mayor in May 2016. After his election last year, Khan tweeted criticism of then-candidate Trump’s rhetoric, saying that his “ignorant view of Islam could make both our countries less safe. It risks alienating mainstream Muslims.” Trump later challenged Khan to an IQ test during an interview on Britain’s ITV.

His comments caused outrage among British officials.

May, the prime minister, was among those who came to Khan’s defense, though she declined to criticize Trump directly.

“I think Sadiq Khan is doing a good job and it’s wrong to say anything else — he’s doing a good job,” she told a press conference last Monday.

May invited Trump on the state visit in January while visiting the White House.

A ‘hung parliament’ in Britain? What happens next

LONDON — An exit poll following Britain’s general election on Thursday suggested the country could be heading for a “hung parliament,” in which no party has an overall majority.

Here is what would happen next if the forecast is confirmed by the full results, most likely due on Friday.

– There are 650 seats in the House of Commons up for grabs at the election. One party needs to win at least 326 to secure an overall majority. The exit poll — which must be treated with caution given the poor reliability of forecasts in recent British elections — indicates the Conservatives have won 314, Labour 266, the Scottish Nationalists 34 and the Liberal Democrats 14.

– If this does translate into a hung parliament when results come through, Theresa May as incumbent prime minister will have the first shot at trying to form a government — either as a minority or in coalition with others.

– If May did manage to do this, she would then go to the House of Commons to see if her government could survive a motion of confidence, probably after the state opening of parliament on June 19.

Counting staff count ballots at the main Glasgow counting center in Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland, on June 8, 2017, after the polls closed in Britain's general election.(AFP PHOTO / Andy Buchanan)

– But if May could not form a government or did not survive the motion of confidence, she would be expected to hand in her resignation to Queen Elizabeth II.

– The monarch would then be likely to invite Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the main opposition Labour party, to try to form a government. That, again, could be a minority or coalition administration.

– If no government can command the confidence of the House of Commons, parliament can be dissolved and another election held.

Britain’s first-past-the-post voting system means hung parliaments are relatively rare — there have been only five since the end of the 19th century.

The last ones were:

May 2010

Prime Minister: David Cameron (Conservatives)

Composition: Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition

Lasted: Five years

February 1974

Prime Minister: Harold Wilson (Labour)

Composition: Labour minority government

Lasted: Eight months


Prime Minister: Ramsey MacDonald (Labour)

Composition: Minority Labour government backed by Liberals

Lasted: until 1931, but amid the Great Depression, MacDonald formed ‘National’ coalition government of Conservatives, Liberals and small number of Labour MPs which won 1931 and 1935 elections.


Prime Minister: Ramsey MacDonald (Labour)

Composition: Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin’s Conservatives won more seats than Labour but stepped aside for Labour’s MacDonald

Lasted: 10 months


Prime Minister: Herbert Asquith (Liberal Party)

Composition: Liberal Party in a minority government, with support of Labour and the Irish Nationalists. Then a coalition government from 1915.

Lasted: Six years

Merkel warns US, Britain no longer reliable partners

FRANKFURT, Germany — Europe “must take its fate into its own hands” faced with a Western alliance divided by Brexit and Donald Trump’s presidency, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday.

“The times in which we could completely depend on others are on the way out. I’ve experienced that in the last few days,” Merkel told a crowd at an election rally in Munich, southern Germany.

“We Europeans truly have to take our fate into our own hands,” she added.

While Germany and Europe would strive to remain on good terms with America and Britain, “we have to fight for our own destiny,” Merkel went on.

Special emphasis was needed on warm relations between Berlin and newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron, she said.

The chancellor had just returned from a G7 summit which wound up Saturday without a deal between the US and the other six major advanced nations on upholding the 2015 Paris climate accords.

Merkel on Saturday labeled the result of the “six against one” discussion “very difficult, not to say very unsatisfactory.”

Trump offered a more positive assessment on Twitter Sunday, writing: “Just returned from Europe. Trip was a great success for America. Hard work but big results!”

US President Donald Trump arrives for a family photo with leaders of the G7 and leaders of some African countries that have been invited for the two-day talks, on the second day of the G7 summit of Heads of State and of Government, on May 27, 2017 in Taormina, Sicily. (AFP PHOTO / POOL / JONATHAN ERNST)

The US president had earlier tweeted that he would reveal whether or not the US would stick to the global emissions deal — which he pledged to jettison on the campaign trail — only next week.

On a previous leg of his first trip abroad as president, Trump had repeated past criticism of NATO allies for failing to meet the defensive alliance’s military spending commitment of two percent of GDP.

Observers noted that he neglected to publicly endorse the pact’s Article Five, which guarantees that member countries will aid the others they are attacked.

The omission was especially striking as he unveiled a memorial to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks against the US, the only time the mutual defense clause has been triggered.

Trump also reportedly described German trade practices as “bad, very bad,” in Brussels talks last week, complaining that Europe’s largest economy sells too many cars to the US.

Sunday’s event saw Merkel renew bonds with the Christian Social Union (CSU), Bavarian sister party to her own center-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU), ahead of a parliamentary vote in September.

Polls show the chancellor, in power since 2005, on course to be re-elected for a fourth term.