New Element discovered by scientists at CERN

A guest post by John Planter – with tongue firmly in cheek…..

 

Scientists at CERN in Geneva have announced the discovery of the HEAVIEST element yet known to science.

AND yes … it was discovered in Great Britain , which is now the leading producer.

The new element is Governmentium (Gv).  It has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312.

These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lefton-like particles called peons.

Since  Governmentium has no electrons or protons, it is inert.  However, it can be detected, because it impedes every reaction with which it comes in contact.

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The Chennai 6 – an update

I recently wrote on this blog about the British ex-servicemen currently held on trumped up charges in an Indian gaol.

Further to an email to Foreign Secretary and Uxbridge MP Boris Johnson, I recently received the following reply to my enquiry about what the British government is doing to secure their release…

 

Dear Mr Dixon

Thanks you for your email of 6 October about the six former soldiers currently detained in India.

While we are unable to interfere in another country’s legal processes, I can reassure you that since the men’s detention we have regularly made clear to the Indian authorities our interest in this case. Each time we raise this case, we stress the importance of seeing progress and make clear the enormous strain and financial difficulty the ongoing separation is causing the men and their families.

The Prime Minister last raised the case with Indian Prime Minister Modi when they met in July at the G20 in Hamburg. I raised the case with the Indian Minister of External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj, in August and the the Minister of State for Asia and the Pacific at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Rt Hon Mark Field MP, raised the case with the Indian Minister of State for External Affairs, Mr J Akbar, when he visited India in October. He also visited the men in detention and subsequently met with families in London on the fourth anniversary of the men’s arrest on 12 October.

The Data Protection Act of 1998 prevents me from discussing the details of the consular assistance we are providing to any British national without their express permission, but I can assure you that while the case continues and the men remain in detention, consular officials continue to support them, focusing on the men’s welfare.

They take account of their individual needs and have secured significant improvements in their detention conditions.

The Right Hon Boris Johnson MP

 

My thanks to Boris Johnson for his reply and we hope to see these brave men home soon

UKIP announce new ‘Shadow cabinet’ – should have gone to IKEA?

As regular visitors to this blog will know, I resigned from UKIP a couple of months ago after becoming despondent at the shambolic way it was being run by certain people in positions of influence.

However, I still have many good friends in the party and believe in the core messages of its constitution and basic principles.

Henry Bolton deserves for those remaining to give him a chance but I can’t say I have been bowled over by his media appearances so far – I also realise that in the post Farage era that the party needs a decent team around the leader to make a solid impact. With this in mind I was very interested in the announcement scheduled for today of the new ‘shadow cabinet’ where he had a chance to stamp his own personality on to the leadership – however, I have to say it is more deckchairs on the Titanic than Nelson advancing on Trafalgar.

Below are my opinions on the appointments from my inside knowledge of those within the halls of power at UKIP –

 

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BREAKING – Hammond’s budget details leaked

A tongue in cheek guest post from the pen of John Planter…..

 

Housing will not be the huge problem first thought as the allocated financial resources have been adjusted.

As Universal credit ensures more are homeless they will not be requiring accommodation as they will be sleeping in hedges with all the other poor people. The cost of concrete will fall as footings for new estates can use the newly deceased homeless as hardcore.

Boris Johnson was overheard to say he wanted to be a future leader of the Tories, Theresa May who overheard is said to have asked him for a few tips.

Women who expected a pension at the age promised them for decades are being reformed.

Mr Hammond is expected to point out they cannot expect a pension without going out to work for it. After all, didn’t they sit at home with children for a decade or two expecting their husbands pension to cover them ? Mr Hammond is expected to say that as grandparents were free those women affected could easily have gone out and found employment instead of choosing to be spongers. How hard can it be to raise children? This lifestyle choice of having children without working must end as we know everyone will benefit from being in work. Only those who can afford children will be issued the new state permit to attempt to bring them into the world. The permit is tax deductible for those earning over £60,000 PA and all stockbrokers, MP’s, and city bankers.

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The Chennai 6 – A story you will not have heard

We frequently see stories of MP’s taking up the cases of people imprisoned in foreign lands and their human rights.

Hayes MP John McDonnell was very vocal over the case of Moazzam Begg, a man he claimed was wrongly imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay after being ‘picked up’ in Afghanistan and who, after his release, received a big compensation payout from HM Government.

But how many have you seen campaigning for the release of the ‘Chennai 6’, six forces veterans who were employed by a private security firm to guard shipping traversing the pirate filled waters off the Horn of Africa? Imprisoned in India on trumped up charges, their only crime being to ensure safe passage for valuable merchant ships, these men have been mostly ignored by the media in the UK. Here is the story of one of the men involved

I have been keeping a close eye on the case and spreading the word and received the following heartbreaking update by email recently from Yvonne Machugh –

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