A solution to the English Hippie problem in Wales – well…. two actually!

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Above:  An English Hippie encampment near Lammas West Wales.

 

From a statement made by Paul Jennings……..

” In OPD, for all its faults, there lies the seed of transformation of the countryside, of resettlement of the land, of affordable housing for all, and of good local food in every community. Of course the wealthy and the landed don’t want it to succeed, don’t want the policy to be widened and diversified, and only thousands or tens of thousands of people taking to the land will ensure that the cause advances, that we have the chance to take back the green deserts and repopulate the open spaces.”

 

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Above: Paul Jennings sporting his politically motivated hoodie

In his Friedrich Ratzelesque dialogue……. ( Ratzel considered species migration as the crucial factor in social adaptation and cultural change. Species that successfully adapted to one location, he thought, would spread naturally to others. Indeed, he went on to argue that, in order to remain healthy, species must continually expand the amount of space they occupy, for migration is a natural feature of all species, an expression of their need for living space )……. Paul Jennings makes a case for Lebensraum in the Welsh countryside for English Hippies.

 

English hippie Lebensraum festival

Above: The Lebensraum festival near Lammas West Wales.

 

As the German people are suffering from a population decline I beleive the English Hippies would do a great service to the Fatherland to look East for a resettlement location. A perfect solution, as they have ethnically more in common with dem deutschen volke than with the Welsh people.

 

Another suggestion for Paul Jennings would be an allotment in East Finchely

East Finchley allotment

Above: Sustainable development in East Finchely.

 

http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/fire-engine-stuck-at-jeremy-corbyn-s-allotment-for-nine-hours-after-responding-to-a-fire-in-east-finchley-1-5405955

 

 

 

Below: The full script of Paul Jennings treatise on his vision of Lebensraum in Wales.

We moved to Wales because of an extraordinary Welsh Government policy. I shan’t lie, despite all experience and political conviction to the contrary, we were optimistic. One Planet Development seemed to be the kind of advance for low impact living and sustainable land use that we had been hoping for for years. In part it had been the apparent impossibility of living as we wanted to, on the land in the UK, that had led us to go to live in the French Pyrenees, and it was OPD that convinced us that we could come back.

There has been just criticism of the OPD policy by, amongst others, Simon Fairlie. It has been pointed out that really OPD offers no more than temporary planning permission; it recycles the old financial test, albeit at a less demanding level; there are certainly problems reconciling OPD-type housing with building regulations created for mainstream construction. Most seriously of all perhaps, OPD fails to offer people who do not want to, or cannot, establish land-based businesses, a way to apply for greenfield planning permission.

We are left with a policy which may offer a chance to smallholders and small farmers to build ecological housing and to have a foothold in the countryside, but which does not really allow for the recreation of a rounded rural economy, or for the wide range of people who are in desperate need of affordable housing and who would love to live sustainably, to take action to house themselves, and to create lifestyles reflecting the undeniable fact that we have only one planet to live on.

If you’re into Permaculture and organic growing, and you’ve thought that selling salad bags might be a nice way to earn your living, then OPD sounds like it might be for you, but where will the craftspeople come from? Where are the blacksmiths, the country mechanics and the carpenters? When will a nurse be able to say that they would like to self-build on cheap land, grow their own food, generate their own electricity, fulfill the obligation to increase biodiversity on their plot, but not run a land-based business as well as working in a hospital full-time?

We came to Wales to look for land for an OPD project, and very soon had the chance to meet a group of folks with whom we bought a few acres of Carmarthenshire, a bit of ground called Rhiw Las.

OPD is a very demanding policy and still in its infancy; it was great to have other people to share the work of putting an application together. Frankly, it was fantastic to find ourselves in a group with people prepared to do the heavy lifting for the rest of us. Our planning application runs to nearly 80 pages and was developed to reflect in every way the demands of the policy.

Fortunately the policy asks us to live pretty much as we’ve always wanted to, although I can’t say that being audited every year by local government officers who wouldn’t necessarily know a turnip from the back end of a duck, let alone how a grey water system works doesn’t fill me with joy, and neither does the fact that we have to create land based businesses that have financial targets to hit, in just about the poorest region in Western Europe. This is not a region where bespoke salad bags are going to make my fortune.

Having crossed swords with the UK planning system before, one of the most attractive aspects of the policy was that it was clearly created with a collaborative approach in mind, something quite different to the confrontational policing style of planning that we normally expect.

We reached out from the start. Why would anyone be opposed to such a demanding policy which at the same time had such laudable ends, pointed the way perhaps to a renewed rural society, and offered a model for living with the Earth and not just on it? I spoke to the Community Council, introduced myself to neighbours; we had pre-planning meetings. At times I even felt that things were going well.

Still, I can’t say that at any stage, at least until the time of the Planning Committee meeting, I felt that we were being encouraged officially. In fact we waited more than 9 months beyond the normal decision time with no idea of what was happening or why we were facing delays. OPD is a Welsh Government policy which has been abandoned, orphaned. Virtually no-one in Wales knows anything about it. That in itself is a huge failure.

Nonetheless, we felt great when at last the Planning Officer, the third involved in our application, recommended us for approval. It is rare for Planning Committees to go against such recommendations.

There had been three objections, two from neighbours and one from the local Community Council which went so far as to spend more than £600 on a report from a planning consultant, one of the worst researched and poorly argued documents I have ever read. On the strength of that objection alone we should have been given planning permission. If you read the history of well-known low impact living projects, Tinker’s Bubble for example, you’ll see that three objections is a tiny amount, and it was already clear that the objectors had no interest in either reading the policy or the application.

We thought we had reason to be confident that the Planning Committee would go with the Planning Officer’s recommendation. But we should have been more aware of what we are up against here.

Only a handful of younger councillors on the Committee spoke up and voted with the Chair in favour of the project. At the end, after the votes had been cast, the Chair asked the members if any of them could explain why they’d voted the application down; he reminded them that this decision would be tested at appeal. There was, to start with, silence, and then a rehearsal of irrelevant arguments. Nothing that they’d come up with was even remotely relevant in the face of a policy which includes annual auditing and targets. All they had had to do was compare the application to the policy, and grant permission on the basis that we would then have time to prove our ideas, or enough rope to hang ourselves, depending upon one’s perspective.

Why then did they vote against? Why did they force us to go to appeal, an appeal which, if the policy is anything more than a joke, we should surely win? Well, Carmarthenshire is a Plaid Cymru run authority, and many of the Councillors who voted against us were from Plaid. You might have heard that Plaid Cymru is an environmentally and socially progressive party, here in Carmarthenshire I’m not so sure.

There are local issues at play here as well. There are people who haven’t got planning permission for bungalows outside of the village and wonder angrily why we should get permission for our ecological houses. The fact that they could put in OPD applications if they wanted is neither here nor there; most of them don’t want to work the land, use composting loos, or to have to grow most of their own food. There are also people who wanted to buy the land, perhaps still want to buy the land. The market in land stands as a massive obstacle everywhere to resettlement of rural areas.

And that’s really it isn’t it? The countryside is empty of poor people for a reason. It wasn’t an accident. One of the Councillors in the Planning Committee actually said that Carmarthenshire doesn’t want these kind of developments, and were one to be established it would open the doors to any “Tom, Dick or Harry”. The marvellous work of the Carmarthenshire County Council Planning Committee has been immortalised in a webcast; the last few minutes are most instructive.

I think we’ll win at appeal. I don’t intend to take our victory graciously or to be nice to the people who have made us live with uncertainty and stress. The local County Councillor who stood up and said that the soil here is poor and that we can’t grow veg here, and who responded to an email from me with pictures of me bringing in the onion harvest by suggesting that I’d bought them and faked the photo, will never be my friend or a respected neighbour. I wouldn’t piss on these people if they were on fire. I’ll leave others to do the forgiving.

In the meantime, we are on the land, growing our food and selling vegetables. We can’t build our house without taking a huge risk, and we can’t really spend any money on the business either. That is the same for the other three families involved in the project.

Compared to what the pioneers of low impact development in this country went through, and what we went through years ago in England, this doesn’t sound like much, but here’s the thing: the resistance and the opposition is all about putting people off, making it quite clear that some of us aren’t welcome in the countryside, under dark star-filled skies, or with space to live and breathe.

It’s an old struggle, the struggle for access to the land and to livings which we might make for ourselves, but whilst it is old, it is not a marginal concern. In OPD, for all its faults, there lies the seed of transformation of the countryside, of resettlement of the land, of affordable housing for all, and of good local food in every community. Of course the wealthy and the landed don’t want it to succeed, don’t want the policy to be widened and diversified, and only thousands or tens of thousands of people taking to the land will ensure that the cause advances, that we have the chance to take back the green deserts and repopulate the open spaces.

https://www.lowimpact.org/one-planet-development-arrested-my-attempts-to-build-a-home-on-a-smallholding-in-wales/

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The Johnson declaration…..

 

 ‘WE SUPPORT ISRAEL’S RIGHT TO DEFEND ITSELF’…

 

http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/UK-Foreign-Secretary-We-support-Israels-right-to-defend-itself-542401

 

Above: Johnson after he discovers his periwig has been lost at the dry cleaners. Johnson once said: “When a man is tired of London he is tired of life.”  In another less well known quote he declared: ” Truly Sir!….When you can’t get a reliable periwig cleaner, London will become an excrement receptacle.”

 

 

 

Related stories you may be interested in.

An anoynymous letter has been spotted in an old copy of the Llandewi Brefi Gazette in the advertisment section……….

“His Majesty’s government view with favour the establishment in Wales of a national home for the Welsh people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object, it being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Welsh communities in Wales, or the rights and political status enjoyed by the Welsh in any other country.”

 

Above: Johnson perusing the Llandewi Brefi Gazette.

 

 

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MACBETH and other acronyms……..

 

MACBETH and other acronyms……..

 

It’s incredible, the rise of the LGBT movement (or GLBT – apparently there is a slight majority favoring the L-first version). It may be slightly unwieldy (but inclusive – we don’t want to leave out any minority group – do we?) but the LGBTQQIP2SAA
movement has become part and parcel of all major cities as well as our academic institutions.

https://hulshofschmidt.wordpress.com/2012/07/11/whats-in-an-acronym-parsing-the-lgbtqqip2saa-community/

https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/gender/index.aspx

Isn’t it great all this minority/diversity/inclusivity…. it’s making us so strong!

 

 

I can’t wait for the next recruitment video from the British Army.

 

I am informed by a source in the Minisrty of Defence that they have lined up videos  supporting the Amish, Catholic, Buddist, Evangelical, Toaist and Hindi communities.

Well if these minority communities don’t have their own British Army recruitment video, the bleeding heart community are going to be up in arms and have mass protests outside of the MOD headquarters!

 

Some might say: War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery, Ignorance is Strength……..probably only a few of them….and probably politicians.

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2050: A Language Odyssey.

 

The First Minister visits the Eisteddfod.

Are we seeing the birth of Wales’ greatest leader. In 1000 years time will Owain Glyndwr be put into shadow by Carwyn Aman Ogwr.

Carwyn Jones has a vision to make Wales “mawr” again.

 

Druids

Above: Druids show signs of consternation as it is leaked from the Welsh Labour Government that there will only be 1 million Welsh speakers by 2050.

 

 

 

CARWYN AND PYRRUS

Above: Carwyn “the man with a plan”Jones in his speech to the Eisteddfod on his cunning 2050 Welsh language plans.

 

Carwyn Jones laid out his plans for 1 million Welsh speakers by 2050 at a secret meeting at the Eisteddfod: “Look boy’s, there are people who say bilingualism in Wales is only about the Welsh speakers who have English as a second language. This maybe true, but if we can get 500,000 English speakers to have Welsh as a second language, we can say bilingualism is a success. We will have a group of 1 million loyal bilinguals who will be giving the promise of a public sector job, and with nationalism in their hearts vote Welsh Labour or Plaid Cymru for the next 1 thousand years!”

 

The Eisteddfod lay quiet, you could have heard a pin drop. Until the Arch-Druid asked: “Why not 2 million Welsh speakers?”

 

Carwyn, the famed orator, played to the crowd and  let the silence linger before he replied:  “Well, if we had 2 million then we would be a majority and we couldn’t use the minority card which has got us to where we are now. If the English in Wales become a minority they will be up in arms and demand rights!”

 

Great applause billowed from the congregation. Hail Carwyn let “bilingualism makes  freedom” be our motto.”

 

 

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Above:  Martin Shipton, Poor Man’s Druid and chief journalist at Pravda Cymru, having fun at the Eisteddfod after receiving his award for services to the Senedd Propaganda Ministry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jeremy Corbyn: Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them… well, I have others.

 

Jeremy Corbyn: Those are my principles, and if you don’t like them… well, I have others.

 

Jeremy Corbyn will always be a Marxist – Karl and Groucho.

 

CORBYN crafty

 

1. In 1975, he voted against membership of the EU during the referendum on whether Britain should remain part of the Common Market. Asked about how he voted back then during a rally in 2015, Mr Corbyn told Reuters: “I did vote and I voted ‘No’.”

2. He also voted against the Maastricht Treaty in 1993 and then against the Lisbon Treaty in 2009.

3. In an article on his website from 2009, which has since been deleted, Mr Corbyn said that the EU had “always suffered a serious democratic deficit”. He said: “The project has always been to create a huge free-market Europe, with ever-limiting powers for national parliaments and an increasingly powerful common foreign and security policy.”

4. He claimed the European Central Bank would “undermine any social objective that any Labour Government in the United Kingdom — or any other Government — would wish to carry out.”

5. During the Labour leadership contest last year, he was asked how he would campaign in the referendum– to which he replied: “I would advocate a No vote if we are going to get an imposition of free market policies across Europe”. He went on to criticise the “growing military links” with Nato and called for trade union “harmonisation” across the bloc, “rather than just allowing it as a business free-for-all across Europe”.

6. In a Huffington Post article, Mr Corbyn implied the EU was treating Greece “brutally.”He said: “If Europe becomes a totally brutal organisation that treats every one of its member states in the way that the people of Greece have been treated at the moment, then I think Europe will lose a lot of support from a lot of people.”

7. Criticising the TTIP negotiations between the EU and the US for their secrecy, he claimed meetings were “stuffed full of highly effective corporate lobbyists doing their best to develop their own interests.”

8. As recorded in Hansard, the MP said Britain was powerless to fix fraud allegations in EU institutions, adding money often seemed to find its way “into the hands of the Mafia or into grandiose, unwanted and often badly-built construction projects that are of no use to anybody”.

9. At a hustings in Warrington, the Labour leader said he would not rule out campaigning to Leave. He said: “I think we should be making demands: universal workers’ rights, universal environmental protection, end the race to the bottom on corporate taxation, end the race to the bottom in wage protection.
“And I think we should be making those demands and negotiating on those demands rather than saying blankly we’re going to support whatever Cameron comes out with in one, two years’ time, whenever he finally decides to hold this referendum.”

10. An article, which has also been removed from Mr Corbyn’s website, blamed the EU for the abuse of human rights in the Western Sahara. He said: “The EU, to its shame, concluded a special trade agreement with Morocco for fishing rights that includes the waters off the Western Sahara. In doing so, it authorised the plunder of natural resources on a grand scale with no benefit at all the Saharawi people.”

 

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Ken Livingstone: my part in his downfall

 

Who would have thought Adolf Hitler would be a part of Ken Livingstone’s downfall.

 

 

Ken and Adolf

 

 

Ken Livingstone has recently said:  Adolf Hitler was “supporting Zionism” before he “went mad and ended up killing six million Jews”.

Why did  Ken have to mention Hitler? Besides being mad, perhaps Ken and Adolf have something in common?

 

Here’s a transcript from an interview between Oliver Finegold, a Jewish journalist and Ken Livingstone, at the time, Mayor of London, outside City Hall to cover the party in honour of former Culture Secretary Chris Smith, to mark the 20th anniversary of the MP’s coming out:

“Finegold: Mr Livingstone, Evening Standard. How did tonight go?

Mr Livingstone: How awful for you. Have you thought of having treatment?

 

Finegold: Was it a good party? What does it mean for you?

Mr Livingstone: What did you do before? Were you a German war criminal?

Finegold: No, I’m Jewish, I wasn’t a German war criminal and I’m actually quite offended by that. So, how did tonight go?

Mr Livingstone: Arr right, well you might be [Jewish], but actually you are just like a concentration camp guard, you are just doing it because you are paid to, aren’t you?

Finegold: Great, I have you on record for that. So, how was tonight?

Mr Livingstone: It’s nothing to do with you because your paper is a load of scumbags and reactionary bigots.

Finegold: I’m a journalist and I’m doing my job. I’m only asking for a comment.

Mr Livingstone: Well, work for a paper that doesn’t have a record of supporting fascism.”

At this stage, Mr Livingstone refused to comment further and Mr Finegold ended the exchange as the Mayor walked off.

Ken insults the Jewish reporter with no apology.

 

Ken Livingstone, an anti-Semite I presume.

 

 

 

 

 

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To the Marxists who have now occupied the Labour Party

 

To the Marxists who have now occupied the Labour Party

 

“Only a third of the EU is governed by the centre-left”…..
http://www.theguardian.com/world/datablog/2015/jun/22/third-eu-governed-by-centre-left-data
“Call me comrade Jezza” has betrayed you…

Voted against memership in 1975

Voted against Maastricht treaty in 1993

Voted against Lisbon treaty in 2008

Voted against his comrades in 2016!

 

Corbyn Betrayal
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/politics/7074824/Brexit-campaigners-accuse-Jeremy-Corbyn-of-hypocrisy-over-backing-Remain.html

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