Solidarity for Life

March 3, 2018

We are pleased to demonstrate our solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Ireland by supporting the Rally for Life in Dublin on Saturday, 10th March 2018.  The Rally starts at 2.00 pm, from Parnell Square, with a March through the centre of Dublin.  This will be the last chance to show public opposition to the proposal to repeal the Eighth Amendment to the Irish Constitution, which provides equal protection for mothers and their unborn children.

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All the pro-life groups in Ireland have formed a collective to campaign for a NO vote in the upcoming referendum [expected before the end of May] that proposes the repeal of the Eighth Amendment so that politicians in the Oireachtas (the Dail and the Seanad) are given the power to legislate for the introduction of abortion to an extent that far exceeds the current laws in Great Britain.  The leaders of all the main political parties are pushing for this to happen and in the process are going against the official policies of their parties and against the wishes of their members.  The smaller socialist parties are united in cheering them on with their focus on women’s rights, that ignores the humanity of babies in the womb.  This is draconian, barbaric and brutal.

The Pro-Life Collective are mounting a formidable campaign that builds on their work over the last ten years.  Last year up to 80,000 marched and this year it is expected to be a larger turnout [I would not be surprised at 100,000] with inclement weather unlikely to deter the pro-life people who are steadily growing in number.  I have seen them before marching and standing their ground through gales, storms, snow and torrential rain.

This is a David and Goliath battle against the political elite and the main stream media.  The pro-life message is getting through due to street-information sessions and the biggest house-to-house canvass ever; billboard, poster and mobile advertising; and an extensive social media presence.  All this is being done on a limited budget compared to what the opposition commands.  George Soros has his finger-prints all over these illegal payments, with Amnesty International being ordered but refusing to return the money they have received from him.

The facts speak for themselves.  When people know what abortion really means they change their minds.  Public polls indicate that support for introducing abortion is falling.  Especially when it is clear that the prospect is for abortion for any reason and for decriminalizing the provision of abortion tablets.

It is also becoming clear that the whole political process has been a sham.  The Citizen’s Assembly that made extreme recommendations was manipulated, with appointments that breached rules and practices.  The Irish Government was told that a panel of one hundred citizens could never be representative of the whole population.  The ‘evidence’ given to the Assembly was extremely selective.  The Oireachtas Abortion Committee that considered those recommendations was biased, for example claiming that they could not find any pro-life doctors.  Abortion providers were allowed to push their own agendas and far outnumbered  pro-life advocates.  The more the people know this, the more their low opinion of politicians falls even lower.

This is an important factor, especially for people who are undecided.  The political elite is saying the protections put in to the Constitution by the people were wrong.  Only they are capable of deciding this matter.  They are telling the people, “trust us we are politicians”, but the people do not trust them for a whole range of reasons.  People will vote NO because they do not like the political class.  This will be Ireland’s Brexit and Trump Election, when the people revolt.  They did it with the Nice and Lisbon treaties referenda; and they can do it for a third time.  But this time it will not be reversed with them made to vote again.

The Constitution belongs to the people (we the people) and its preamble spells out clearly and carefully that it was adopted in the name of the Holy Trinity.  It protects the people from political elites. It will not be easily conceded.

That is also important.  This referendum should not be taking place at all.  If the imminent Supreme Court decision rules that the rights of the unborn are much wider than the Eighth Amendment, then the referendum is in question.  The pro-abortion campaigners will continue to howl for its repeal.  If the referendum goes ahead and is defeated they will be silenced for ever.

The domino effect comes in to play and has an impact in Northern Ireland and for us in Great Britain.  A NO vote will also be welcomed in Malta and Poland, and by pro-lifers throughout the EU.  The ripples will also reach across the Atlantic Ocean to the USA and the UN.  There is everything to play for.  We are all Irish now.

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I look forward to meeting you at the Rally.  But if you are not able to get you can still act in solidarity.  You can donate and you can pray.


God our Father, giver of life, we entrust Ireland to your loving care.

Reclaim this land for Your glory and dwell among your people.


Send your Holy Spirit to touch the hearts of our politicians.

Open their eyes to the humanity of the unborn child.

Remind your people that there can never be true peace in our land

without peace in the womb.


Through the intercession of Mary, the mother of Jesus,

grant us the courage to reject the ‘culture of death’.

Lead us into a new era of peace and respect for life.


We ask this through Christ our Lord.  Amen.


Saint Patrick, Patron of Ireland, pray for us.


Brexit and the Border

February 25, 2018

So much for the concept that “nothing is agreed until everything is agreed” as the Brussels Eurocrats blow with the wind.  They are now demanding the December Agreement be framed in a legal binding format before talks can commence on the next phase of Article 50.  Following the 2016 Referendum we warned that they were making the rules up as they went along and so it has proved.  The pity is that May’s Government has allowed them to dictate the whole process in a desperate attempt to get a bespoke trade deal.  Following the 2017 General Election, and her fall from grace, we again warned that she had put Brexit in jeopardy.  Man does not live by trade alone, there are other things that are much more important.  Unfortunately the political class, who are using every trick to undermine the Referendum result, continue to sow the seeds of confusion.  Apparently we did not know what we were voting for in the Heinz Referendum.  According to them there are fifty-seven varieties of Brexit and we must have another referendum to decide which one we want.  We are being nudged towards a second referendum, just as we predicted.

Issues relating to the Irish land border continue to dominate proceedings.  Brussels has endorsed the continuation of the British & Irish Common Travel Area, and in so doing has granted free-movement when it will be denied to the other twenty-six EU countries.  So, they have made an exception.  Why cannot they go the whole hog and acknowledge the reality of an all embracing relationship with the granting of a special and unique status for the Republic of Ireland?  In effect that means butting out and letting Belfast, Dublin and London hammer out a practical solution.

It is always good to see things from the other side.  This article on the RTE website is recommended reading as it really gets down to the nitty-gritty. great-reckoning/

Bordering on the ridiculous

January 2, 2018

What is a hard border and what is a soft border?  Of all the issues thrown up by the UK exit from the EU the easiest to resolve was and is the land border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.  Both territories comprise the Island of Ireland, with its own distinct economy, that is dominated by the agricultural sector on which Great Britain is reliant.  There is a shared history and family links cross the border, extending across the Irish and Celtic Seas to the other Island.  The troubled relations between the two Islands has never been better.  The Good Friday Agreement [aka the 1998 Agreement] that brought peace, also brought the time and space to foster a greater understanding of the other side, to a degree of reconciliation that many could never have imagined.

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Joyeux Noel – Happy Christmas – Nollaig Shona

December 25, 2017

And the Word was made flesh; And dwelt among us.  Hail Mary.

A Holy and Peaceful Christmas is our wish for all people throughout the world.

As we celebrate the birth of our Prince of Peace and Saviour we can reflect that Peace on Earth can be achieved by a simple change of attitude in the minds of those who have control of the levers of power.  This would result in a change in behaviour with more dialogue and the urge to establish the Truth of matters.  There would be far-reaching consequences, not least that the war on preborn babies would be ended.  Once we have peace in the womb, it is inevitable that peace in the world will follow.

If those who purport to be Christian start to live the message and teachings of Jesus Christ the example they set would permeate through their own societies.  This would in turn send a powerful message to non-Christians.  Leaders would be under pressure from their own people to emulate the Christian Democracies.

Peace is the key to unlocking the solutions to the problems that beset the world.  It is only when we have Peace that we can obtain the Truth. When we know the Truth we can obtain Justice. When we have Justice we will obtain Freedom.

Our society is dominated by a culture of commercialisation and monetisation, the cult of celebrity of non-entities, and the pursuit of reward that is excessive and undeserved.

Our response is to promote a Culture of Life, Moderation and Modesty.

To survive the coming turmoil we must place our trust in Faith and Family.

The Peace of the Lord be with you always.

Keep the Faith.


December 12, 2017

Words are important, they are what people live by.  “I keep my word” or “My word is my bond” are hallmarks of someone who can be trusted, usually a person who is honest and has integrity.  They say what they think and mean what they say.  They are becoming a rare breed, but they still exist.  In everyday situations promises are kept.  When promises are broken so are reputations that can never be repaired.   Politicians are not noted examples of the breed.  In Parliament their speech is protected by privilege, but they can be held to account because they are recorded in Hansard.

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Hotel California

November 10, 2017

Welcome to the Hotel California.  Such a lovely place, Such a lovely face.

Plenty of room at the Hotel California.  Any time of the year, You can find it here.

They livin’ it up at the Hotel California.  What a nice surprise, Bring your alibis.

And she said, “We are all just prisoners here, of our own device”.

“Relax”, said the night man, “We are programmed to receive.

You can check-out any time you like, but you can never leave”.

In 1977 the Eagles composed and recorded their most famous hit.  The above abridged lyrics were written in a drug fuelled community with their original meaning a bit hazy.  It is now generally accepted they related to growing up and living in the LA hedonistic culture; and about trying to escape that life-style.

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Save the Royal Navy

September 30, 2017

There is nothing wrong with the armed forces that an injection of sustained funding cannot cure.  While some sectors of the public services have been protected over the last seven years – if in monetary terms rather than real terms – the Defence budget has not been deemed important enough to warrant the same treatment.  This is fundamentally unfair because that budget has been the subject of sustained cuts for more than twenty-one years.  Politicians like to term this as the peace dividend.  With the fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of Communism, together with the breakup of the USSR, we were told that ‘peace had broken out’ and the money could be better spent.  Come 2010, and the start of public spending cuts, no account was taken of the previous cuts to the Defence budget.  The Treasury would counter that the MoD capital spending plans were too ambitious and had not been properly costed and budgeted for, resulting in the fabled black-hole that was swallowing taxes intended for the forces basic current spending.  Someday, someone with inside knowledge will write a book revealing the real facts.

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