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11th September 2013: The world's gone mad and I'm the only one who knows
30th August 2013: Isn't sarcasm a wonderful thing?
25th August 2013: Operation Yewtree has turned British justice on its head
13th August 2013: Black is white. Fact. End of.
11th August 2013: Why 'human rights' is nothing of the sort ...
11th August 2013: Electric cars, not as green as they're painted?
6th August 2013: How the British nation treats its friends ...
8th July 2013: The BBC biased? How can that be? They're so NICE!
26th June 2013: Think this country is a bastion of freedom and justice and a shining model for the world? Think again.
18th June 2013: Wrinklies unite, you have nothing to lose but your walking frames!
17th June 2013: is the end finally approaching for this evil woman?
31st May 2013: Now it's official - the BBC really is a left-wing propaganda machine
31st May 2013: Those evil bastards are at it again. Yes, you've guessed it - social services!
27th May 2013: Well-known TV presenter talks sense. No good will come of it.
24th May 2013: British justice is best? Only for the very poor, apparently ...
17th May 2013: Some actual FACTS about climate change (for a change) from actual scientists ...
10th May 2013: An article about that poison gas, carbon dioxide, and other scientific facts (not) ...
10th May 2013: We need to see past the sex and look at the crimes: is justice being served?
8th May 2013: So, who would you trust to treat your haemorrhoids, Theresa May?
8th May 2013: Why should citizens in the 21st Century fear the law so much?
30th April 2013: What the GOS says today, the rest of the world realises tomorrow ...
30th April 2013: You couldn't make it up, could you? Luckily you don't need to ...
29th April 2013: a vote for NONE OF THE ABOVE, because THE ABOVE are crap ...
28th April 2013: what goes around, comes around?
19th April 2013: everyone's a victim these days ...
10th April 2013: Thatcher is dead; long live Thatcher!
8th April 2013: Poor people are such a nuisance. Just give them loads of money and they'll go away ...
26th March 2013: Censorship is alive and well and coming for you ...
25th March 2013: Just do your job properly, is that too much to ask?
25th March 2013: So, what do you think caused your heterosexuality?
20th March 2013: Feminists - puritans, hypocrites or just plain stupid?
18th March 2013: How Nazi Germany paved the way for modern governance?
13th March 2013: Time we all grew up and lived in the real world ...
12th March 2013: Hindenburg crash mystery solved? - don't you believe it!
6th March 2013: Is this the real GOS?
5th March 2013: All that's wrong with taxes
25th February 2013: The self-seeking MP who is trying to bring Britain down ...
24th February 2013: Why can't newspapers just tell the truth?
22nd February 2013: Trial by jury - a radical proposal
13th February 2013: A little verse for two very old people ...
6th February 2013: It's not us after all, it's worms
6th February 2013: Now here's a powerful argument FOR gay marriage ...
4th February 2013: There's no such thing as equality because we're not all the same ...
28th January 2013: Global Warming isn't over - IT'S HIDING!
25th January 2013: Global Warmers: mad, bad and dangerous to know ...
25th January 2013: Bullying ego-trippers, not animal lovers ...
19th January 2013: We STILL haven't got our heads straight about gays ...
16th January 2013: Bullying ego-trippers, not animal lovers ...
11th January 2013: What it's like being English ...
7th January 2013: Bleat, bleat, if it saves the life of just one child ...
7th January 2013: How best to put it? 'Up yours, Argentina'?
7th January 2013: Chucking even more of other people's money around ...
6th January 2013: Chucking other people's money around ...
30th December 2012: The BBC is just crap, basically ...
30th December 2012: We mourn the passing of a genuine Grumpy Old Sod ...
30th December 2012: How an official body sets out to ruin Christmas ...
16th December 2012: Why should we pardon Alan Turing when he did nothing wrong?
15th December 2012: When will social workers face up to their REAL responsibility?
15th December 2012: Unfair trading by a firm in Bognor Regis ...
14th December 2012: Now the company that sells your data is pretending to act as watchdog ...
7th December 2012: There's a war between cars and bikes, apparently, and  most of us never noticed!
26th November 2012: The bottom line - social workers are just plain stupid ...
20th November 2012: So, David Eyke was right all along, then?
15th November 2012: MPs don't mind dishing it out, but when it's them in the firing line ...
14th November 2012: The BBC has a policy, it seems, about which truths it wants to tell ...
12th November 2012: Big Brother, coming to a school near you ...
9th November 2012: Yet another celebrity who thinks, like Jimmy Saville, that he can behave just as he likes because he's famous ...
5th November 2012: Whose roads are they, anyway? After all, we paid for them ...
7th May 2012: How politicians could end droughts at a stroke if they chose ...
6th May 2012: The BBC, still determined to keep us in a fog of ignorance ...
2nd May 2012: A sense of proportion lacking?
24th April 2012: Told you so, told you so, told you so ...
15th April 2012: Aah, sweet ickle polar bears in danger, aah ...
15th April 2012: An open letter to Anglian Water ...
30th March 2012: Now they want to cure us if we don't believe their lies ...
28th February 2012: Just how useful is a degree? Not very.
27th February 2012: ... so many ways to die ...
15th February 2012: DO go to Jamaica because you definitely WON'T get murdered with a machete. Ms Fox says so ...
31st January 2012: We don't make anything any more
27th January 2012: There's always a word for it, they say, and if there isn't we'll invent one
26th January 2012: Literary criticism on GOS? How posh!
12th December 2011: Plain speaking by a scientist about the global warming fraud
9th December 2011: Who trusts scientists? Apart from the BBC, of course?
7th December 2011: All in all, not a good week for British justice ...
9th November 2011: Well what d'you know, the law really IS a bit of an ass ...

 

 
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The papers have been full of the cruel and ridiculous decision by Rotherham Children's Services to remove three children from their foster parents because the couple had become members of UKIP, and for once The GOS finds himself in complete agreement with politicians and commentators from all sides in their wholesale condemnation. There's probably no need to say very much about it, except for one thing ...
 
This decision was not politically motivated. Nor was it taken in the best interests of the children, despite the pathetic bleating of Joyce Thacker, the jobsworth responsible. The silly cow can't even manage to be consistent. In one breath she claims that she has to consider the long-term welfare of the children, and in the next she says that this placement was never intended to be long-term anyway. This is a woman in way over her head.
 
No, this decision was motivated simply by blind, obdurate, mind-numbing stupidity.
 
So stupid are these Rotherham social workers that they can't tell the difference between UKIP and the BNP. For their information, one is a slightly less-than-credible but nevertheless mainstream political party which enjoys the support of roughly 9% of the British electorate – not a lot, but not inconsiderable all the same – while the other is a bunch of loony racists.
 
So stupid are they that they believe to be worried about uncontrolled immigration means you hate immigrants. It seems to have escaped their dim comprehension that ALL political parties believe unchecked immigration to be a bad thing that needs addressing – even the Labour Party who allowed it to develop in the first place and rely on sections of the immigrant community for a lot of their electoral support.
 
So stupid are they that they can't distinguish between opposition to the EU, and hatred of foreigners. The main plank of UKIP policy is that we should leave the EU, and who can blame them? The fact is that the EU is a corrupt political and bureaucratic gravy-train that is costing this country billions of pounds and robbing us of our self-determination in all spheres of life. A recent poll suggested that in the unlikely event we were ever allowed a vote, the majority of people in this country would wish to leave the EU. This doesn't mean we are racist. It means we are sensible.
 
So stupid are they that they don't understand the meaning of the expression “multicultural”. For their information, multiculturalism means encouraging groups of people from various geographical and ethnic origins to maintain their own traditional way of life, habits, social customs and religious practices regardless of the law and accepted mores of the host society. It means allowing little girls to be taken out of school and shipped off to Pakistan as child-brides to men they have never met. It means permitting dirty old men with dirty old razor-blades to mutilate the sexual parts of children, because that's what they always did in the home country.
 
It means violence by men against women because they have “shamed” their families. It means acid attacks and dead bodies in suitcases to prevent young girls from adopting the educational and career opportunities that the rest of us take for granted. It means that while the rest of us are forced by law to send our children to schools to be taught the National Curriculum, a few can have their own schools where kids are beaten until they can recite the entire Koran/Bible/Shastras/Silmarillion blindfold and standing on their heads.
 
It means that if you belong to a “minority” you can happily live here and ignore any bits of British law you don't agree with.
 
Luckily and to our great credit, we do NOT live in a multicultural society. We live in a country that embraces many cultures, true enough, but everyone is subject to British law, and the police and justice system do pursue with varying degrees of success those who don't agree with those laws, and that's as it should be.
 
That social workers can't understand this distinction is evident. You need look no further than the oft-quoted Victoria Climbié case, where social workers visited the child and saw her bruises, but took no action because they knew that in the country she came from, severe physical punishment was normal. And securely wrapping the comfortable cloak of multiculturalism round them, they continued to take no action until the poor little sod was dead.
 
It's time for social workers to join the rest of us in the real world. The rest of us live in a diverse society in which people of all ethnic origins eat, sleep, travel to work, fulfil their professional duties, get married, have children, raise and educate those children and live together in relative harmony and with a common purpose (no, not that Common Purpose) and shared ideas of what's right and wrong and what constitutes civilised behaviour. Again, well done, us. And we didn't need any social workers to tell us how to do it, either.
 
We hope that Rotherham council will realise that the only civilised and reasonable thing to do is to reverse Thacker's decision. We hope that Thacker loses her job. We hope that some UKIP members will sue her for accusing them of being racists.
 
We seriously considered making her Wanker of the Week, but frankly she doesn't even qualify for that. She can't be a Wanker because she's too stupid to find it with both hands, even if it was wrapped in coloured streamers and had a balloon on the end.
 

 
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