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Whitby councillor claims aliens are influencing President Putin’s actions in the Ukraine conflict

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A Labour councillor has claimed Russia’s President Putin is being advised by an alien race.

Simon Parkes told an audience of around 30 people in Wallsend, North Tyneside, that recent hostilities in Eastern Europe are down to extraterrestrial intervention.

Coun Parkes, who has previously claimed he has had ‘hundreds’ of alien encounters in his own life, blamed a group of aliens he calls the Nordics for President Putin’s aggression in the Ukraine.

The North Yorkshire councillor said the Nordics were supporting Putin against percieved American influences in the area.

He said:

“Putin had been part of a group advised by reptiles. Nordics made a counter offer to Putin.

“The technology the Nordics are giving to Putin is on a par with America.

“The Nordics have told Putin he no longer has to toe the American line, hence his resistance.”

The Whitby councillor also told the audience at The…

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North East parks are our ‘Natural Health Service’

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It’s called the Natural Health Service – and sums up the therapeutic benefits flowing from green spaces and contact with wildlife.

Nature is good for us. This is something that we intuitively know, and for which there is mounting evidence,” says Northumberland Wildlife Trust chief executive Mike Pratt.

Stroll through a nature reserve, or just watch wildlife from your window – all contribute to our physical, mental and emotional well being.”

For many urban dwellers, it is parks which offer a link to the natural world.

Many people talk about “the other NHS” – the alternative and preventative health benefits that nature provided for free,” says Mike.

After all, we are animals and are intrinsically linked to the ecosystem and life support provided through the surrounding environment.

“So it’s no surprise that we feel better when we interact with wildlife, and enjoy…

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Oi, Milliband – Where’s My Free Owl ?

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Seems a Surrealist managed to hack into Labour’s  press team’s Twitter account yesterday, giving the impression that  Ed Miliband had come up with his most revolutionary policy so far.

Everybody should have his own owl,’ said the tweet that quickly took flight on social media.

One tweeter said: ‘We had  hoped our compulsory owl  guarantee would be a head  turning policy, but sadly it’s no longer going to take flight. #tweettwoo’.

Another, Lucy Vine, said: ‘You know… I think a free owl would actually genuinely make me vote Labour.’

More serious-minded observers pointed out that it would be a  policy unlikely to find support at the Treasury, as baby barn owls cost around £80 each.

To provide one for all 63million people in the country would  cost £5billion a year, or around 5 per cent of the entire budget for the NHS.

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Anti-Thatcher T-Shirts Upset Right Wing

T-shirts bearing messages anticipating the imminent (hopefully) demise of  Margaret Thatcher have been removed from sale outside the conference hall hosting the TUC Congress, in Brighton, amongst accusations of being “tasteless”. They were being sold to raise funds for the Derbyshire Unemployed Workers Centre.

One features a white cross on a grave with “Thatcher” across it, and the words: “A generation of trade unionists will dance on her grave”.

Another  has an image of Mrs Thatcher’s spitting image puppet, with the words “Hey ho the witch is dead”.

I’m sorry, but that’s just wrong.

It should be “Hey ho the wicked witch is dead”.  And even that is questionable , as it defames by association practitioners of witchcraft.

A much better wording would have been  “Hey ho the wicked bitch is dead”. Maybe I should have a few made up…

Of course there’s been condemnations from Tory people and some Labour people (who are pretty much the same in these days of a new political class of interchangeable men  – and women – in suits and bad haircuts), but I dont think they realise the depth of hatred that Thatcher still inspires. Most of the UK’s problems today stem from her government’s policies.

Apparently we’re supposed to be sorry for her now that she’s suffering from dementia… all I can say is that the diagnosis came 30 years too late. There always seemed to be a taint of madness around the woman, and I recall the height of her power as a pretty frightening time, when  even a nuclear war seemed possible… along with her equally demented pal Ronald Reagan she seemed quite capable of starting one. In the event she just let him park his weapons of mass destruction here, and concentrated going to war with Argentina over a few rocks in the South Atlantic no-one knew were “ours” anyway.

But in any case, this current manufactured outrage about anti-Thatcher t-shirts is old hat. They were around in the 1980s, at the height of her dismantling of the welfare state, NHS, mining, shipbuilding, steel industries, public transport, council housing, etc. I had one and wore it with pride. It’s long gone now of course, but the same design was also produced on badges, and I still have one of those.

Here it is – a genuine piece of popular political comment from back in the day.

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Incidentally, if you want to keep up with her current status, check out  isthatcherdeadyet.co.uk

http://www.isthatcherdeadyet.co.uk/

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