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Alt Right Ipswich Tory MP in Shock as Ipswich Central Tory Club Has No Union Flag.

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May be a Twitter screenshot of 1 person and text that says "Tom Hunt MP @tomhunt1988 The flying of the Union flag should be compulsory for all schools. If any pupils and teachers have concerns about this then surely they can be "educated" about what the flag actually represents. 米 belongs to every single British person."

But No Flag at Ipswich Central Conservative Club.

Tom Hunt MP: Kids should be ‘educated’ to like compulsory Union flag flying

A CONSERVATIVE MP has come under heavy fire on social media for suggesting that people who do not wish to see the Union flag flown outside every school should be “educated” into thinking otherwise.


Social media users have been quick to condemn the MP, saying that his use of “educated” in quote marks sounds like “a veiled threat”.

Many said it was a move towards “Americanisation”, and suggested the Tories aimed to have children recite a pledge of allegiance to the flag as they do in schools across the US.

Richard Littler, creator of the satirical Scarfolk town, wrote: “‘What the flag actually represents’ and ‘compulsory’ don’t belong in the same sentence.

“Double whammy lack of self-awareness and comprehension. Extra points for making ‘educated’ sound like ‘we’ll kick the sh*t out of you until you comply’.”

Author Chris Brookmyre added: “Symbols famously mean absolutely the same thing to everyone who views them. And if this particular one doesn’t, Tom wants to ‘educate’ you until it does.”

Shock as Ace Reporter W reveals that this Morning, Ipswich Central Club had no Union Flag.

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The Conservative Central Club is a few metres from Sainsbury’s, down a back alley way. An Ace Newshound took this picture today. I just walked by it and can confirm the trusty Newshound’s report.

The ICCC was founded in 1883 by a group of local business men. They bought the old Masonic lodge in St Stephens Lane and opened it to like minded individuals. As such the ICCC has been around over 120 years.

ICCC is located at the very heart of historic Ipswich, which has networks of narrow streets built along medieval lines, numerous timber frame houses and flint churches. There are also notable buildings from the Georgian and Victorian eras.

We pride ourselves in providing a comfortable place for people to visit and enjoy at any time of the day or evening, we call it  “a little oasis” in the middle of Ipswich.

We in East Anglia have a worthy successor to Alan Partridge:

Written by Andrew Coates

April 3, 2021 at 5:30 pm

Brexit Britain: Government Confirms Employment Rights “Under Review.”

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In 2012, five newly-elected Conservative MPs co-authored a pamphlet, Britannia Unchained, which denounced the UK’s “bloated state, high taxes and excessive regulation” and British workers as “among the worst idlers in the world”. Four of it authors – Dominic Raab, Priti Patel, Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng – are now among the leading lights of Boris Johnson’s Cabinet.

Their judgement of the UK workforce was severe.

“We work among the lowest hours, we retire early and our productivity is poor,” they wrote. “Whereas Indian children aspire to be doctors or businessmen, the British are more interested in football and pop music.”

The UK, they declared, should “stop indulging in irrelevant debates about sharing the pie between manufacturing and services, the north and the south, women and men”.

Their prescription was that, instead of learning from Germany and the Nordic states, as social democrats advocate, that Britain should copy Australia, Canada and the Asian ‘tiger economies’ of Hong Kong, Singapore and South Korea – by slashing regulation and taxes.

For libertarians like them, the promise of a hard Brexit was that it would allow the deregulation they dreamed of. “If we could halve the burdens of the EU social and employment legislation we could deliver a £4.3 billion boost to our economy and 60,000 new jobs,’ said Priti Patel in 2016. What burdens she was speaking of aren’t clear, but the legislation she was referring to contains such onerous measures as paid holidays, safety at work and maternity leave – not something that most employers, never mind employees, would want to be without.

Patel and her colleagues now have a Brexit deal that allows this deregulatory bonfire – at the price of huge, costly, and for many unworkable new barriers to trade. But the UK is, on paper, free from the obligation to stay aligned with EU standards.
This lot, the real force behind Brexit, enabled by the Lexit campaigners to vote with them to Leave,  are now putting their project  in motion.

Update, Border Maniac Wolfgang Streek is unrepentant,


Writing from the sovereigntist Brexit ultras of  New Left Review he writes today,


Ins and Outs

For several years now, a serious effort has been under way in Brussels to learn nothing from Brexit, and the way things are it may well be successful. What could have been learned? Nothing less than how to shake off the late-twentieth century technocratic, anti-democratic, elitist chimera of a centralized European neoliberal empire and turn the European Union instead into a group of friendly sovereign neighbour states, connected through a web of non-hierarchical, voluntary, egalitarian relationships of mutual cooperation.

As to the United Kingdom, for the Lexiters Parliament rules again, unconstrained by ‘the Treaties’ and the European Court, and British citizens finally have only their own government to blame if something goes wrong: no responsibility without responsiveness.

Written by Andrew Coates

January 19, 2021 at 6:00 pm

Send in the Gunboats! Britain Playing Hard for Deal with “Sick man of Europe”, the EU.

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Did Sally Scallop Die in Vain?

Wednesday. The Express.

EU’s final insult! Brussels chiefs mock Boris Johnson with DOUBLE FISH Brexit dinner

EU chefs mocked Boris Johnson by dishing up a double helping of seafood at his crunch Brexit negotiation dinner in Brussels last night.

With fishing quotas one of the biggest areas of dispute in the UK-EU trade talks, the Prime Minister and his team were served scallops and turbot at the head-to-head hosted by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. The shellfish starter, accompanied by pumpkin soup, in particular risked being seen as a coded jibe given the so-called Great Scallop War clashes between British and French fishing crews in the English Channel in 2012.

The Mail.

Now comes la réponse, foudroyante. 

The Mail, today.

Four Royal Navy vessels will be dispatched to Britain’s territorial waters if a trade deal is not agreed with the EU.

Armed with cannon and machine guns, they will patrol the English Channel and Irish Sea to stop illegal fishing.

In a dramatic ratcheting-up of No Deal contingency planning, Wildcat and Merlin helicopters are also being placed on standby to help with coastal surveillance.

  • Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday warned a No Deal Brexit was now ‘very, very likely’
  • Royal Navy gunboats armed with machine guns could be deployed to patrol English Channel and Irish Sea
  • Wildcat and Merlin helicopters are also being placed on standby standby to help with coastal surveillance

The Mail continues in this vein:

The EU is the sick man of Europe with a crippling cash crisis, bankrupt bureaucracy and infighting – despite leaders insisting it’s Britain that will be left behind after Brexit, writes MARK ALMOND

They say that under a radical People’s Brexit, or Lexit,  the water in the North Sea, Irish Sea, and the English Channel would have turned to lemonade, sprats would have grown to the size of whales, and Scallop fisheries, under workers’ control and Popular Sovereignty, free of neo-liberalism, would have flourished.

The River Orwell would be bordered by kilometres of Oyster beds, run by Ipswich based self-managed cooperatives.

Yet this has happened,

Brexit: A tired Britain prepares for a new era

Deutsche Welle.

Bryony Rudkin, a deputy leader at a local council in Ipswich on the eastern coast of England, paints a daunting picture. Rudkin lives near Felixstowe, which is the UK’s largest container port. Port authorities are currently dealing with a logistical nightmare with ships unable to unload the large amount of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that was ordered. Containers full of PPE now pile up in the docks of Ipswich.

“What people are saying is that it’s not going to get any better with Brexit, and effectively we are going to be like Kent – a lorry park. What you think about Brexit depends on where you are in the UK. It’s kind of in your face, quite physical with these containers which tells us that it’s not going to be very organized,” says Rudkin.

Rudkin says she’s aware that some people’s views have changed, which is also evident from the results of 87 combined polls compiled by the project“What UK Thinks.” Polls show that people would have voted for the UK to remain in the EU. However, those DW spoke to haven’t changed their minds.



Written by Andrew Coates

December 12, 2020 at 10:00 am