Two or three gaggles of gracious geese I saw at the soothing
sunrise on my first morning at the throbbing heart of Iran's
Isfahan. What a beautiful sight it was and a kind of blessing to
see ... Arriving here late last night from Shirez and the nearby
2.500 year-old monumental site of Persia's Persepolis, which
is indeed a worthy UNESCO World Heritage Site, I am now set
to explore this old Irani city of Isfahan. With over 2 million
residents, Isfahan is the third largest city in Persia. It
also has the world's second largest square -- Naghsh-E-
Jahan -- after China's Tiananmen Square, which is the
biggest of them all. I have stood there, too!!
Oh, parking tickets here are between 5 and 10 pounds
that are issued by the local traffic police. Of course, the
predatory and shameless traffic wardens of England
rake in millions of pounds per year against the British
motorists. Such wardens border on mafia gangsters to
extract all they can for their council employers in the
name of mindless "parking enforcement" ...
But back here at Isfahan, I'm far away from such
crude and malicious enforcers. I mention tickets
simply because my guide here was unforunate to
get his first ever ticket. I told him he was lucky not
to be ticketed by London's Westminister City traffic
wardens since Westminister is the most vicious
of all traffic taliban ...
And, while I have now been over 2.000 miles inside Iran,
I've only yet seen such a tiny bit of this revolutionary and
rivetting country. But by what I've seen so far, I have been
enthralled by the colour, the fabric, and the character of
Iran and her open people ...
It's just after 9:00am at Isfahan Kowsar International
Hotel at where I'm staying for the time being. Today,
I shall visit here, there and everywhere and go off,
like I like to do, on my walkabouts to see and hear
the real Iran and no just the spots where foreign
and local visitors are trucked to ... For me, the joy
is seeing the ordinary and the extraordinary all
around me be it here at Isfahan or Persepolis or
the Caspian Sea or Tehran.
Again, I must rush since my guide and driver will
be here shortly to greet me and I don't want him
to miss me, of course ... Kudos, Monty.
+Eve of Advent, 2oo7.



So off to the Caspian Sea I went with my guide "K" and our
driver on our 485-mile round trip first to Rusht and then
onto the seaport of Bandar-e Anzali, where we stayed over-
night at the 400 room Hotel Sefid Kenar. But, it neither
had internet use nor milk for my tea!! Whatever, the
Caspian Sea has now captivated me like no other sea
that I have seen upto now ...
Most of it is owned and controlled by Iran, but that's
not what has captivated me! No, it's just something
hard to explain right now for why I feel the way I do
about it. To stand and wander less than 100 yards from
the seafront of the Caspian Sea was a fulfilment for me
of some sort having journeyed almost 6.000 miles from
England to see it and then to touch it with my own hands
and feet was wonderful. And, my hotel veranda was a
perfect spot to see and hear the overnight roar of the sea
as bad weather hit us badly at Anzali. It sadly stayed
with us, did the soaking and grim weather, until we need-
ed to return to Tehran so that I could catch a domestic
Iran Air night flight to Persia's ancient city of Shirez
at where I'm now briefly updating my blog for all the
good folkz to know I'm still here in the Middle East ...
I will get back with you all within perhaps the
next day or so to give you all alot more titbits
about my upfront adventure and experience of
seeing Iran first hand. It's like no other country I
have visited and it is a country that has enthalled
since the rise of the Islamic Revolution of 1979 ...
Greetings once again from Iran, Monty.
+St. Andrew's Day, 2oo7.



Yesterday, I took my first walkabout along Nejatollahi Street and
Taleghani Avenue at downtown Tehran to see what was going on at
late afternoon just before sunset at about 4:45pm local time.
I never expected to see anything to do with Advent and
Christmas at Shia Iran! But I did ... there I saw one shop all decked
out in lovely Xmas streamers and a grand Xmas tree right in the
large front window all done up nicely in bright red ornaments and
shiny royal blue and green tinsel ... Here then was the symbol
of Christmas for me some 4.000 miles away from England!!
I was overjoyed and surprised, but I also sad that in England
all one sees today is the almost deChristianization of Christmas
at the stores in Covent Garden and the West End.
What decorations they use are simply perfunctionary at
best and at worst as deChristianized as possible as they can get.
So much for an English Christmas of once upon a time, I guess ...
Here in Tehran, I also did my first grocery shopping at less
than 24 hours of being here and to find the food pretty cheap. My
full shopping bag of milk, orange juices, chocolate biscuits, and
sugar for my tea, cost me around 3 quid -- 60.000 Rials -- while
in England the same would have cost me at good 10 to 12 quid
with nobody helping to fill my bag of groceries for me like I found
at this Islamic city ... Nor would I have been given a "thank you" at
Tesco or Asda or Sainsbury or Marks and Spencer for my purchase
like I was given here at the grocery store. My only problem was
being sure I was buying the right stuff since everything was printed
in the Farsi or the Persian language. What one thinks is milk could
easily be nothing more than sour white yogurt or something that
tastes so bitter one wants to immediately spit the stuff out of
one's mouth, especially someone like me who has a very sweet
tooth. Luckily and by sheer chance I got what I thought I had
like real milk and sugar that wasn't white rice ...
For once in my life I got it right!!
I must now run since by "bodyguard" known simply as "K"
and who tries to charge me bodyguard price, is here to yank
me off around town this morning where the sun is shining and
the day is mild. I am so excited to be here in Shia Iran that
no matter how much this may have cost me -- as you all
know I am so poor and yet so rich in spirit -- so whatever I
must go for now ... Cheers, Monty. +St. Lucas, 2oo7.
I'm back from a full day of seeing alot more of Tehran.
Spending some of the morning at the grand Golestan
Palace was fascinating to me with the historic paintings
of the late 18th and early 19th century "Fathalishahs" of
the once powerful Peacock Throne. In primitive art style,
the images were remarkable to view simply because of the
period of dress and the nobility of the subjects so well
painted or depicted. The last of the Peacock Throne was,
of course, Shah Pahlav of Iran, who was overthrown in
1979 by the rise of the Islamic Revolution here and who
died in Egypt as a rather forlorn, pitiful, and hated
figure by his own Iranian people ... The interior and
exterior of the palace, like most old palaces, was of
outstanding craftmanship and taste, and in this case,
of acclaimed historic Islamic artwork ... I must have
taken at least 20 photographs of the Golestan Palace
and could have taken more that's for sure ... Inside
the Coronation Room was furbished by imported
German stained glass and bevelled mirrors that
covered all the walls and the entire ceiling along with
handcrafted tablets of Farsi inscriptions and carved
fable figures that have stood the test of time by still,
for the most part, being intact to this day and are
now preserved for all time ... What I find odd is
that with the hatred against the then dreaded
Shah Regime, that today items related to the Shah
himself are readily offered for sale to foreign visitors
like me as if the Shah was somehow a relic of the
past who did no wrong under his brutal regime.
Time can play tricks on the people, too. When such
folkz benefit from selling such itims, they are in a
certain way diminishing and forgiving all that was
wrong about the man. In fact, the selling of such
Shah items should be outlawed much like we see in
Germany where items relating to Hitler and his
Nazi regime are forbidden under law not to be sold
at the public marketplace. So should the Shah ...
What I enjoyed most about today was being caught-up
in the city milieu of Tehran and getting stopped by folkz
asking me for street directions that I assume was what
they wanted of me even though I didn't understand a
word of their native Farsi. And, being here a mere 36
hours so far and to have folkz treat me like I'm a native
in such a short time is to me quite complimentary ...
On main Valiasr Street, I saw long lines of waiting
drivers to get their gas or petrol at the station. Iran
being, I believe, the world's second largest oil producer
it shouldn't have much of a problem providing oil for
her people. I assume there is no rationing and that the
price of petrol is relatively cheap here compared to
other countries like the UK. Maybe it was the time of
day at around 5:30pm and that since most city workers
leave their job then and live in suburban Tehran that it
was just a very busy time for the gas station to cope
with all those waiting to fill-up ...
What I have seen of Tehran from Javadiye to Majidiyeh
to Kavoosiyeh and to Shahrake Gharb by car, and
also by my free walkabouts, I would say the city is
quite humble and poor and flat and unshowy. The city
roads and streets seem in okay condition, but the side-
walks or pavements are pretty treacherous to walk
and in disrepair with potholes, broken chunks of
asphalt or concrete, and steep steps that join one part
of the street to another. If you don't watch yourself
you could easily be injured badly by falling flat on your
face or back or dislocating some part of your body or
slipping on your heels and screaming like mad.
As for traffic, it's a case of the survival of the fittest!
Cars are the weapons and the people are the targets.
The streets are wide and open, but clogged to the
hilt with choking cars and masses of people. The
two elements converge on each other like a daily
battle of mind over matter. The "mind" is the person
and the "matter" is the car. If there are enough people
trying to cross the street, the cars are forced to stop
only with seconds given and then off they go again.
Usually, there are more cars than people, so the
cars usually win one way or another. So be alert,
quick and very careful when you venture across
any street or road in Iran's Tehran.
A few other quick observations for today:
Never have I seen a city with so banks!! Every
street seems to have a bank despite America's
unilateral sanctions against the Iranian banking
system ... At also every few hundred yards there
are charity collection boxes for the city to raise
money to help house and feed the poor. The blue and
yellow boxes depict two hands together and a sad
figure of a needy mother and unfed child. I haven't
seen anybody put some money in such boxes yet,
but I'm pretty sure kind folkz do. This Tuesday
evening here, I see the shops seem quite
full and busy with customers especially at the
many jewellery stores and at the new fangled
phone stores full of cheap cellphones. Cellphones
are not by far as widely used as I see in London
although it seems the young city workers are
more drawn to using mobiles than the older folkz
from what I have seen here. As for the weather, its
been perfect with clear skies and dry and mild
degrees in the upper 60's/lower 70's f.
Tomorrow I head out of town to the Caspian
Sea by going to Rasht and Bezvanshar that will take
a good five to six hour chauffeur-driven ride for me.
I will make contact with you all again once I return
to Tehran. Shortly after that, I shall then go by
Iran Air onto Esfahan and Yazd. See you then!!
My regards, Monty.
Just got this from you know who ... So I'll leave
it unedited as it is written and sent to me. Glad
always to get such frank and open comments ...
To: thebiggerissue@k.st Subject: [thebiggerissue.org]
STAND .... Date: Mon, 26 Nov 2007
05:08:16 -0800 (PST)
Anonymous has left a new comment on your post
"Monty THings you must do: 1- See the Crown Jewels 2- Hike
the mountain trails around Tehran (probably snowy now so
bring boots) especially Darekeh (I think they're open in
winter) 3- Quick trip to the Caspian coast 4- See the bazaar5-
Get out of Tehran (dirty crowded ugly) and See Isfahan and
Shiraz and Persepolis AND WATCH OUT FOR TRAFFIC ... "



After a long weekend at inimitable Istanbul, I arrived here at 4:00am
local time at Tehran ... I am thrilled to be here and to see with my
own eyes and to hear with my own ears all that is so extraordinary
about this country called Persia. As luck would have it, I still
made it here after almost missing my flight due to the half-
hearted Turkish airline giving me the wrong gate number of
216 instead of 301. Just by chance, I noticed their mistake and
like a mad man I then ran through the Ataturk International
Airport to reach my flight to Iran just in time by about three
minutes. Woooow ... Glad I did.
Thus, it's only my first few hours inside fanetic Tehran and so
I will post more observations and views of my extraordinary
stay here for all to hopefully find worthy and interesting to
read from me over the next coming days ... My regards
from the Capital of Iran, Monty. +St. Simon, 2oo7.
Now having spent the first half day here in Tehran, there
was not the expected tension or fear that I thought might
exist. Rather the oppose is true with no evidence of tension
or isolation at all and a busy and yet relaxed atomsphere
about the capital is everywhere from what I have seen so
far. Thus life goes on, despite grave threats here of
possible Yankee attacks and bombings to try to prevent
Iran's desire to achieve its own nuclear independence.
It isn't an old city by European standards, at least not from
the Westernized architecture of the early Edwardian period
and onward of many of the downtown buildings that looked
like as if they were pre-fabricated structures and plainless.
Not stylish in design then, but functional and also no sky-
crapers of the American kind could I see at this city of 12
million. As for the many Tehran Mosques, then such archi-
tecture of such is definitely Irani or Islamic in design
and character with intricate Islamic art adoring such
edifices of Muslim worship. The huge New Mosque I saw
being built, as we drove by, was simply awesome and
magnificent to my eye ...
How about Iranian money? Well, when I made my first
exchanged of 25 British pounds sterling this morning for
Iranian Rials I was shocked at the amount of money I
got back. I got 32 banknotes of 20.000 rials each plus 1
at 10.000 Rials. Such was a pile of money compared to
my one British banknote of 20 quid and one of five quid.
So for two Limey banknotes I now had 33 big Iranian
notes to stuff in my pockets ...
And while talking of money, my guide called "K" -- a
married man with four daughters and quite chubby and
who speaks good English after spending quite some time
in San Antonio, Texas, before the Islamic Revolution of
1979 -- took me to see huddles of antiques, old coins,
medals, and medallions, from early Persia to the last
period of the late Shah of Iran. I bought a Shah
and Shahress medal with the original blue and
yellow ribbon attached for a mere 12 quid after
the street dealer first wanted 25 pounds or $US50.
for it. Such vendors or dealers stand or sit at their little
spot on the sidewalk or pavement and wait patiently for
coin and antiques collectors like to come and buy. Dozens
and dozens of US Liberty and Peace Dollars are available
for as little a 5 or 6 dollars each. But two problems exist with
such. One, the modern dollar is now practically worthless here,
and two, many of the old American coins are little more than
re-pros or re-strikes or out and out fakes. Certainly to find
early 1800's US silver dollars in such quanitites as I found at
Tehran brings the immediate question as to the authenticity
of such silver coins to say the least. Oftentime, they quote
in US dollars although the euro is the hard currency most
wanted now by businesses and the government in the know
here inside Iran.
So far, I have really enjoyed my encounters with the local
folkz and I am looking forward to also travelling outside of
Tehran in the coming days ... I'll update my adventure here,
with you all, from time to time. For now, all is well here in
historic Persia ... Kudos, Monty.


The Streetwise Opera ... at First Carol Service

"You are cordially invited to join us for the first Housing Justice
Christmas Carol Service Featuring St Angela’s Ursuline School Choir,
Streetwise Opera (as shown above) and Second Opinion." Refresh-
ments to follow. Thursday 13th December 2007 at 7.00pm at
St. John’s Church, Waterloo Road, London SE1 8TY.
Nearest tube station: Waterloo.

If you can come, please RSVP by e-mail to Alastair

Consecration of Women To The English Episcopacy.

The Church of England will decide in the not too distant futrue on whether its
ordained women clergy can next be consecrated as bishops of the church. It is
a rather contentious and divisive issue between the many faithful conservative
or traditional and liberal or radical Anglicans. Next to the never-ending
debate and issue of homosexuality among the clergy (as best illustrated by
the American consecration of the openly gay clergyman Gene Robinson
to the New Hampshire bishopic), the role of women in the protestant
church has created yet another time-bomb for church leaders to resolve as
best they can. No matter what decisions are finally made by them, someone,
somewhere, somehow, will disapprove or reject of whatever the final outcome
is regarding women and gays in the church.

Across the pond in America, the 2.5 million member Episcopal Church, USA,
has not only consecrated women to the American Episcopacy since African-
American Barbara Harris was first elected to be a bishop in early 1989, it now
has its first woman -- Bishop Katherine Jefferts Schori -- as the presiding bishop
of the what is considered by many to be the richest endowed church in the US,
too. Next they'll want a female or an openly gay Archbishop of Canterbury to
head the worldwide 75 million member Anglican Communion!! And such,
will undoubtedly occur, sooner or later, if the present liberal trends
in the church continue unabated.

In hostile reaction to the liberal feminization, affirming homosexuality and
same sex marriages or blessings that are so permitted by some radical bishops
and gay dioceses in the Anglican Communion, many conservative or traditional
Anglicans and their parishes have flocked to join ultraconservative dioceses in
Africa and Asia. So once women are consecrated to the English Episcpacy,
the traditionalists will bolt from the Church of England even in greater numbers
than seen before. Also, the present silent issue of the Africanization of the laity
in the Church of England will eventually come to head in the future. Many of
the Anglican parishes in London and Birmingham now have majority black
parishioners that out number the white ones by 4 to 1 in some instances.
Ruth Gledhill, writing in The Times, stated that "(English Church) opponents
of women bishops could be given the 'conscientious objector' status within
the church. Such would allow the "time-honoured way of reconciling those
who are unable to go along with a change which is taking place (in the
church)." I am not sure if such a proposal borders on covert recognition
by the campaigners for consecrating women to the Anglican espiscopate
as being confronted with a war footing by their opponents. Certainly,
some traditional Anglicans and their conservative parishes are at war with
the church and bishops, especially in the US and Canada over the issues
of ordination of women and gay clergy. I have little doubt that the liberal/
conservative divide will continue to deepen the rift among faithful Angli-
cans no matter if somekind of 'conscientious objector' status is approved
by the General Synod.
In America, the rise of the so-called "Continuing Church" has been
around since the early 1970's based on such disputes as the modern
revision of the ECUSA 1928 Book of Common Prayer (BCP), the
ordination of women, the intergration of black Episcopal worshipers,
the consecration of female bishops, and opposition to gay clergy.
The problem with the "Continuing Church" is that it has no episcopal
standing or church legitimacy since many of its so-called archbishops,
bishops, vicar generals, monsignors and deacons are self-appointed
and oftentimes little more than crackpots and in extreme cases even
convicted criminals waltzing around in clergy attire that they have no
moral right to claim or to wear. Few, if any, are accepted or
tolerated or recognised by either Canterbury or Rome.
Thus, I call them "bogus pulpiteers."
On the question of who is likely to become the first English fe-
male bishop, Ruth Gledhill also wrote the following:: "Among the
women high-flyers in the Church of England who could be in the
frame for a mitre are Canon Christine Hardman, Archdeacon of
Lewisham; the Very Rev'd Vivienna Faull, Dean of Leicester and
acknowleged as the Church's most senior woman, and the Very
Rev'd June Osborne, Dean of Salisbury." No matter what, it is
unlikely that any one of those mentioned would be considered for
consecration as bishop until 2010 at the earliest. In the meantime,
the next Lambeth Conference is set for 2oo8 and will be held
at the Canterbury campus of the University of Kent. No doubt
His Grace, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Douglas
Williams, will have his plate full just trying to keep the Anglican
Communion from splitting, not just in half, but into various
fractions that will do irrepairible damage to the true body
of Anglicanism.

Anonymous states...
The sooner the C of E purports to consecrate a woman to
the episcopate the better. It will clear the air and show the impossibility of having different religions in the same state framework and calling it a church.
11/22/2007 07:53:00 AM

4My caption photo, seen above, is that of Rev'd Liz Russell of London's famed St. Martin-in-the-Fields. She again officiated at this year's Commemoration Service of the Homeless Dead, like she did so ably last year at where I then photographed her.



Yesterday's ecumenical event of the "Annual Service of Commemoration for the Homeless People Who Have Died in
the Past Year," which is held annually at London's dis-
tinquished St. Martin-in-the-Fields at Trafalgar Square,
was a worthy service indeed. With around 300 people
gathering for the moving service, 127 known names of
the homeless dead were respectfully read and marked
for each person in remembrance of the him or her. I
was privileged to read one of the four blocks of names.
I also added a few personal comments to the gathering
the need to hve a national memorial to the homeless dead.
Perhaps one day such will be done ...

Here, then, I list each of those names in the order in
which they were presented at the service that was
graciously officiated by the Rev'd Liz Russell and by
Anglican reader Roger Shaljean. Roger is the key man be-
hind organising the annual service that seems to be
growing in more importance by each year under his
able direction and thoughtful dedication ... For the
past 40 years or more, he has been with St. Martin's
first as a social worker there and later as director
of St. Martin's Care Unit. We give thanks for Roger
and Rev'd Liz and St. Martin-in-the-Fields ...

First Set of Names:
Thomas Aiken : Ahmed Ali : John Allen : Ray Angel

Nicholas Barnes : Joe Barrett : Krystoff Bednarski

Michael Behan : Tim Bennett (Count) : John Berry

Lisa Blake : Mark Bond : Kevin Bradshaw : John

Breslin : Rachel Bridgeman : George Burgess

Colin Burns : Albert Butler : Patrick Byrne : John

Caniffe : James Carney : John Cary : Chris Chandler

Paula Coker : Bob Collie : John Collins : Rayley

Conrad : Terry Coster : John Creavey : John Curry

Robert Cusick : Marek Czuwki : Thomas Dale : Clifford

Davies : Arthur Day : David Dickie : Sean Dillon

Cathleen Doyle : Thomas Doyle : Richard Draper

Michael Duffy : Dougie Durham

Second Set of Names:
Theresa Ertus : Peter Evans : Peter Famer : Patrick

Flynn : Michael Foley : John Fraser : Patrick Gallagher

Bert Gaughan : Terry Gibson : Leslie Haggan : Alison

Hennah : David Higginson : Karl Hodgkinson : Jim

Hollingsworth : Craig Hooper : Chris Hornett : Shane

Howarth : Damon Humphries : Michael Irvine : Arthur

Jeffrey : Shane Joslin : Arunasalam Karunathatan

Steve Kumarlea : Bryan Lawson : Donald Lee

Richard Lewtey

Third Set of Names:
John McCarthy : Ian (Marge) McKenzie : James McLean

Neil McLeod : Angus McNab : Dereck Miller : Andy

Morgan : Kenneth Morgan : Philip Morgan : Brian Mark

Morley : Bernard Morris : Maureen Moynihan : Edward

Munnelly : Kevin Murphy : Richard Murphy : Michael

Murtagh : Sabina Mustafa : Donald Naylor : Lee Newton

John Nicholls : Olivia Nwoyne : Thomas O'Brien

Don (MacDonald) Parris : Jackie Queen : Norman Riley

Michael Ripley : Stanley Edward Roberts : Arthur

Rotherham : Theophilus Ryan

Fourth Set of Names:
Moses Sendawula : Brian Smith : Anthony Somerville

Ray Southwell : Raquel Speed : Walter Spencer

Stuart Spencerly : Colin Standrin : Jaciek Stangreciek

John William Stanton : Andrew Stewart : Timothy Stewart

Gene Stuart : Eddie Sumpter : John Surath : Patrick

Tighe : Peter Tindall : Stephen Tracy : Barnard

Ward : Samuel Joseph Ward : Alan Welsh : John Weston

Roger Wethersfield : Fred Wheeler : Annie White : Sidney

Wildego : Philemon Yombo-Djema : (Ziggy) Zbigniew

In the coming year, if you are aware of any homeless

person who has died please be sure to contact me with
their name, age, place of death, cause of death (if known)
or any news report about such a person's death. I will
then add each name you send to the annual list of the
homeless dead in the United Kingdom. Put in the subject
line the words "Homeless Death" and please send to thebiggerissue@k.st as soon as you are aware of such a
person's passing.

More of my comments are set below about some of the

people who attended this year's service at St. Martin's,
which is undergoing a $US72 million renovation of the
church itself. What's been done so far of the interior
is simply and truly magnificent ...

Also, a quick note for all to remember:
On Sunday, December 2nd, 2oo7, at 7:55AM, BBC Radio

4, will broadcast live from St. Martin's its Christ-
mas Appeal on behalf of those who are homeless ...

After the service, it was nice to first meet both Catholic Religious Sister Rosahe Hayes
and Anglican minister Gordon Mererith, who are pastoral workers at London's "The
Passage" Day Center and Night Shelter for the Homeless. Members of the Streetwise
Opera I also met again this year like last and the year before. A new member of the opera
is Vivien James, 57, whose uncle was the late Freddie Mills (1919-1965). He was a noted
British boxer in his day. He became light-weight champion of the world in 1948. Vivien's
dad Les James, 87, also attended the service. While homeless Dereck Defreitas, 56, is now
the longest serving cast member of the Streetwise Opera. I've seen Dereck performs on
other occassions, too. And, BBC Radio 4's Sally Roberts and I had a little chat during
refreshments that was so ably provided by St. Martin's. Representing The Big Issue was
Steve Farrell. He helps man TBI distribution spot at Covent Garden. He was a vendor for
3 years before he was picked to do the present distribution job ...


Echoing Echoes of Enoch.

Wolverhampton's Enoch Powell didn't mince his words on the issue of immigration
in his speech termed 'the river of blood' back almost 40 years ago. He said what he
believed and for that he was relegated from becoming perhaps the next Prime
Minister of Great Britain. He was then marked as a "racist" for speaking his mind
instead of a radical that he was. And that's still the problem today when those
merely expressing some kind of anti-immigration sentiment are then dubbed or
called racists, bigots, nazis, fascists or even worse. So when the other day the
would-be Tory parliamentary candidate Nigel Hastilow began echoing the echoes
of Enoch by saying he thought 'Enoch Powell was right," he not only hit the nail on
the head but also put nails in his own political coffin by being made to quickly resign
from becoming a Tory candidate for the West Midlands Conservative seat of Halesowen
and Rowley Regis. Nigel is a retired newspaper editor, but that did not save him from
being savaged so badly in the British tabloid media by his own fellow news writers ...
Read the man's own statement: http://nigelhastilow.blogspot.com/

But the seething issue of mass immgration to Britain can no longer be silenced by
calling those who demand the issue be dealt with head on as 'racists' and what have
you. What annoys me is that while I write this on my blog, more and more useless
immigrants and vexing foreigners will have already stampeded across our borders
this afternoon of Guy Fawkes Day as New Labour cabinet minister Peter Hain said
yesterday that Nigel Hastilow's comments had revealed the 'racist underbelly'
of the Tory party. Obviously, Peter Hain doesn't live in London's Peckham or at
Elephant and Castle at where England's own modern version of New York's
black ghettos are murderously played out every day under our nose with no end
now in sight ... I don't need to go to Africa or the Carribean or to Asia anymore to
see such folkz because they're right here in their thousands upon thousands upon
thousands and more are still coming in their thousands upon thousands ...

Yesterday, I was on the 422 bus and I couldn't help but notice that everybody on
the bus was some other colour other than white like me. Only, I, too, wore a red
poppy for Remembrance Sunday without a single other person on the same bus
wearing such an national emblem of respect to those who died on the various grim
battlefields of war. So next, they'll say those of us who wear the poppy are British
racists!! Watch out Royal British Legion, they'll see red and say we're a bunch of
white racists for wearing such while most immigrants and foreigners in Britian,
of course, don't wear such either because they're ignorant of what such poppies
symbolize or because wearing such is seen as "too white" for them!! Most of them
don't care two hoots about our history, our culture, our way of life, or our very
being ...

In fact, New Labour has brought the downfall of the very core of Englishness by
deliberately flooding the country with every dreg of immigrant they can find to
take over what was once England. No country on earth would do what Anthony
Blair and Company have done and got away with it under the guise of multicult-
uralism, which frankly stinks!! When he said his policy toward Africa was "right"
he was dead left!!

The price we as a British nation are now paying and will do so for generations to
come is squarely our demise. Enoch Powell was a political and social visionary,
while Anthony Blair is one-eyed political bandit that has stolen every thing this
country had and has now given it away like free bounty to basically the scum of
the world ... And, if you think we in Britain are now almost more Polish than
the Poles, then how about the thousands upon thousands of Italians and Romans
who have now flooded London in their droves. Stand outside of Caffe Nero's
Employment Office in Central London and Italian-speaking job seekers seem
more pronounced to me and in greater numbers than those many Poles who
also now work in their thousands for Caffe Nero.

The problem is not further mass immigration, per se, but rather what we're already
stuck with. If the present fertility rate in the UK by such immigrants and foreigners
is any indication of our future as a nation, we're basically DEAD. The pram business
is booming in the UK. And fancy prams costing an arm and leg are everywhere. How
do they get the money to buy such expensive prams? You've got it!! The government
gives them money for the babies they have and the cost of prams I assume is included.

The other morning on 168 bus to Aldwych at 6.46am, one African woman had her
four kids taking up five seats with herself and her big pram also taking up most of the
space at where a disabled wheelchair would otherwise go. Her cocky attitude was "this
is our space, not your's or anybody else's." So everybody else had to stand up while
she took up alot of seats and space. Such is so typical of so many immigrants and their
rude behaviour and ignorant attitude is widespread. Such compounds the seething
problem of mass immigration when we cannot even sit on the bus because all the seats
have been commodeered day in and day out by the demanding non-whites, who may
have arrived perhaps illegally anyway. They're taken over whole boroughs and
communities of London and in the Midlands. No matter the kind of immigration, be it
legal or illegal or asylum, it still creates the same problem at where we've become a free
and open dumping ground for many of the worst type of immigrants possible. As I stand
on the bus and the tube, I always say and wonder to myself how many of the immigrants
and foreigners now taking my seat are either illegal or smuggled in or should have been
already deported or should never have been let in in the first place? I wonder, too, how
many of them that are always showing off so loudly with their fancy cellphones are
actually stolen, or gotten illegally at some shady car boot sale or public open air market ...
England is already irrovocably changed for the worst by the non-ending invasion of
immigrants and foreigners. I have already written about what I call "The Foreignization
of Britain." And who has made it foreign? Not the foreigners, but our own present
government that thinks it was elected to do whatever they please including selling
our country down the drain to every Tom, Dick and Harry that wants to come
here to suck our blood dry ... of our housing, of our schooling, of our welfare, of our
hospitals, of our charity, of our decency, of our rights, of our national identity, and of
our spirit. They're what we call in America, "freeloaders" or "spongers." They only take,
never give. And the more they get, the more they demand even more freebies like food,
shelter and clothing at the expense of the ordinary British folkz. The stress and strain of
mass immigation by New Labour has done one thing to the English that even an invading
foreign army could not have done to us: We as non-foreign British have been made
DEAD for all future time, I really do believe. We'll be ruled forever by foreigners of
every kind that have taken over just about everything from public transport to state
schools to traffic wardens to the National Health Service (NHS).

We now have a foreign army of immigrants and foreigners which our own government
has instigated without giving a damn or care about those who are most affected by it
-- the very people who for generations upon generations have lawful and ancestral
claim to England as their own country. All of that has been thrown away by New
Labour. We are now third class citizens in what was once our own country. It boggles
the mind to think what we once had and now within a decade or so its all been over-
whelmed by mass immigration that fits only the political agenda of Blair and his cronies
(and now Gordon Brown and his Labour cronies, too) and not the agenda of those who
have been hoodwinked or forced or silenced by their weird love for all world's "poor"
masses to come and get free comfort and free money in freebie England.

I'm sorry Enoch Powell has been dehumanized. I met him only once in the mid-1960's
and I remember him well since he was my M.P. from The Wolves. As for Nigel Hastilow,
we need more folkz like him to scream at the top of their voices to stop this New Labour
government from unchecked immigration of the type beyond today's invasion. We are
under national seige really and we are threatened not only from without but also more
dangerously now from within ... No country can survive intact with such an onslaught
that New Labour has done at the outrageous expense and safety of our own British
people. Remember The 5th! HAPPY BONFIRE NIGHT!! Truly, Monty.

UPDATE: A couple of e-mails suggest I belong to this or that political party. I do not.
I am strictly an independent voter and thinker. I don't join political parties of any
kind, either in US or UK. Nor do I represent -- directly or indirectly -- any political
organization on either side of the pond.

But one thing is certain: I WILL NOT VOTE FOR NEW LABOUR under almost any
circumstances. In fact, I will vote AGAINST them -- be it Gordon Brown or whoever
leads The Labour Party in the future -- no matter what. In the US, I am not attracted
to either the Republicans or Democrats. While anybody or anything that is even
remotely related to George Bush and his dreadful neocons don't stand a chance in
hell of getting my approval let alone my vote. Like New Labour, they couldn't pay me
to vote for another Republican presidency after what Bush and his cronies have done
in Iraq and the oppression of liberty in America under the sweeping and psychotic
enactments of the US Congress in the name of fighting the war on terror. It's really a
war on freedom, isn't Mr. President? You bet!! While in Britain, it's New Labour's own
immigration war on white Britons. So far both Bush and Blair/Brown have "won."
But that's all coming to end as the tide turns against them like a mass tidal wave of the
political and social kind never before seen in US and UK.

Someone asked me the other day what I thought of PM Gordon Brown's "vision for
Britain." What "vision," I asked? I then added: "Gordon Brown has as much vision
as a wet dishcloth ..."

UPDATE: The latest government figures now released shows that 500.000 new
foreign nationals have settled in England over the past 12 months. Such figures
confirm our worst fears that we're being swamped to death by such mindless
immigration that New Labour has wrought upon us like no other British govern-
ment has remotely done to us in the past like this present government of the two
B's -- Blair and Brown!! Don't also mention illegal or smuggled in immigrants who
have been given security clearance to guard sensitive installations and guard
highups only to discover after the fact that they had no right to be working let
alone given such clearance by the government agency in charge of vetting those
seeking such security employment ... Some hundreds of illegals were granted
security status even when their immigration status was a cock from the very
start ... Typical of New Labour, they fudged the facts and numbers deliberately
to ensure the British public are cheated yet again by their own government of
New Labour ...
Now read more about the pressing issue and problem of mass immigration
to the United Kingdon: www.migrationwatchuk.com/

If you know of an illegal or smuggled immigrant(s), please contact
the UK Border and Immigration Directorate with the name, home
address and/or workplace of such suspect (s):