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England In Flames - The Systemic Rape of the Innocents

Anyone who has visited these pages know that although I choose to live in exile in New Zealand, my ethnicity and self-identity is thoroughly English and members of my family still live in England. This gives me the right to be enraged at this time and to demand answers to the following questions:-

1. Why did the British Police, Local Authorities and the Child Welfare system desert our young vulnerable English children as long ago as 2003? That is 15 years ago!
2. How and why were these English Authorities able to keep it hidden for so long?
3. When exactly was paedophilia, underage sex and child rape made
in Britain?
Why are (largely Pakistani) gangs of Muslim males exempt from investigation and prosecution for these crimes against humanity, British Law, the English people, in fact against Western civilisation as a whole?
5. Why, after the disgusting, long-term events that took place in Rochdale, Rotherham and Oxfordshire was Telford still able to happen?
6. Why does it take so long to put these animals in prison? Why are they not sent back to where they came from out of hand?
7. Why are ordinary English people not taking to the streets or at the very least screaming about this on social media? If there was ever an entirely evil
issue, this is IT for goodness sake.
8. I’ll ask question 7 again – why so little grass roots action??? Have England’s reasonable folk been so completely disempowered?

Does the BBC employ anyone 'of the Right'?

Having just watched a YouTube video of an Andrew Neill interview on the BBC I have come to the conclusion that I dislike the man, and what he represents, intensely. I find his air of intellectual superiority, his smug self-righteousness and his ego insufferable. Mostly I dislike his controlled aggression and that poorly-disguised, left-wing bias that the BBC prefers in its presenters. I suspect that the BBC has a policy not to employ any presenter 'of the Right' or even slightly left of Centre.

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Recently been busily writing arrangements for short films, amateur musicals and semi-professional performers and I've now recorded & produced them for sale as multi-instrument mp3 downloads. They are studio quality and you can use them to jam along with, practice with and even for performance purposes as I do.
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I am a singer, guitarist and songwriter originally from Lancashire, England and found my way to the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula in New Zealand many moons ago via the West Coast of Ireland (but that's another story).

I've been told my live performances are "highly eclectic, intimate and creative" - specifically tailored to suit each audience and occasion, and featuring uniquely-arranged songs woven together with a smattering of Northern English banter.

For many years I toured the UK during the Northern summers and have performed in over 200 venues from Lairg (at the very top of Scotland) to Nelson (at the very top of New Zealand’s South island), always with the offer of a return gig in my pocket.

I use folk, blues, jazz, rock, R & B and other musical influences to create a musical potpourri that will appeal to any audience and my recent performances include the Mercury Bay Music Festival and Folk Under the Mountain, house concerts and private parties.

I have recorded five albums to date, the latest of which ‘Don’t Blame Me’ was released in late 2016.

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<<Click Here>> to hear Bolinder Boatman Blues on Fiona Talkington's Late Junction Show, BBC Radio 3. I love the way Fiona pronounces the name "Lancasheer" so beautifully.
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"Australia", performed Live at Titirangi Folk Music Club, Auckland.
<<Click Here>> to listen to "Kathy's Song", performed Live at the MSG Club ('The Guild') Reunion Concert. Phil chose to perform this song because of its English roots and because it was the first song he ever performed on guitar at the Guild, back in 1966. The inimitable Stanley Accrington is compere.

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