The published list of guests who were at Thatcher's funeral shows a surprising omission. There was no Obama or anyone from his administration. My mother always said there are good and bad of all colours and races and Obama is one of the bad guys. He has traded on his black skin for electoral advantage. He traded on the Gulf Deepwater Horizon disaster in which 11 people died to smear our country calling BP, British Petroleum with emphasis on the British for sordid US electoral reasons. He is no statesman and dishonours the great office he holds.
Piper Alpha was a North Sea oil production platform operated by Occidental Petroleum (Caledonia) Ltd. The platform began production in 1976, first as an oil platform and then later converted to gas production. An explosion and the resulting oil and gas fires destroyed it on 6 July 1988, killing 167 men, with only 61 survivors. The death toll includes two crewmen of a rescue vessel. Total insured loss was about £1.7 billion (US$3.4 billion). At the time of the disaster, the platform accounted for approximately ten percent ofNorth Sea oil and gas production, and was the worst offshore oil disaster in terms of lives lost and industry impact.
Thatcher, our PM at the time, treated it for what it was a disatrous accident She never played the national card like the sordid Obama. She rose above the making of political capital from a tragic loss of life. Why on earth was Obama given the Nobel peace prize. He had done nothing to merit when awarded and since the award has done nothing to promote peace unless you include keeping the war in Afghanistan going.
I do hope the FCO and MOD have noted this Obama snub. He is clearly lining up to support the Argentinians in their Falklands claim for his usual reason domestic US electoral politics. He wants to curry favour with the 80 million plus Hispanics who are now US voters. We need to strengthen the Falklands garrison now and keep two of our nuclear subs close to these islands.
I received the following email originating from Crowther's payments company.
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Challice is Crowther's clerk in UKIP head office.
When following Audrey Spencer's death I was asked by Yeovil branch to stand as UKIP candidate in the ward I live in, and stood in last time, I pointed out that I was no longer a member of UKIP but out of my admiration for Audrey I would try and rejoin so I could stand as their candidate. EUKIP's subsequent spiteful actions shows exactly the sort of people Farage and Crowther are. They are not interested in getting us out of the EU only in keeping the EU gravy flowing in their direction. To win votes in any election you need candidates on the ballot paper. This elementary fact seems to have escaped Crowther and Farage. Their hatred of me shows where their true interests are. I have always supported UKIP policy 100%.