Nanny Insanity – Remove Your Doormats

I guess this is a preview of coming attractions – but from the UK we get:

Housing officials have ordered tenants to remove welcome mats from their doorsteps – claiming they are health and safety hazards.

Residents received a letter saying the mats were potentially dangerous and were being banned, amid fears people might trip over them and sue for damages.

The note read: ‘(Doormats) being left in communal areas is a serious health and safety issue and is a fire safety risk.’

At what point does this insanity end.  Should everyone be bubble-wrapped?  I love the government excuse given:

Guy Cresswell, director of housing services at Great Places Housing Group, said: ‘Government legislation requires us to carry out fire risk assessments and to comply in full with recommendations made.

‘This work has been carried out for us by expert independent assessors. Our fire risk assessor recommended that doormats outside of people’s homes at Gaskell Rise should be removed because people could trip up over them.

The people living there think its insane, but they have no recourse.  So the mats go.

Sharia Law in Britain

From the UK Times:

ISLAMIC law has been officially adopted in Britain, with sharia courts given powers to rule on Muslim civil cases.

The government has quietly sanctioned the powers for sharia judges to rule on cases ranging from divorce and financial disputes to those involving domestic violence.

Rulings issued by a network of five sharia courts are enforceable with the full power of the judicial system, through the county courts or High Court.

Previously, the rulings of sharia courts in Britain could not be enforced, and depended on voluntary compliance among Muslims

I’ve seen lots of people on the right commenting that any kind of stories pointing to Muslim takeover of society in the West and that’s never going to happen here.   Well, just who would have believed 20 years ago that these courts would exist in Britain?  Or 10 years ago that they would be given authority by the freaking government?

In July, the head of the judiciary, the lord chief justice, Lord Phillips, further stoked controversy when he said that sharia could be used to settle marital and financial disputes.

In fact, Muslim tribunal courts started passing sharia judgments in August 2007. They have dealt with more than 100 cases that range from Muslim divorce and inheritance to nuisance neighbours.

It has also emerged that tribunal courts have settled six cases of domestic violence between married couples, working in tandem with the police investigations.

And Britain Continues to Crumble

From The Drawn Cutlass:

That’s the only thing you can conclude when an old soldier is murdered for telling youths to not curse in front of a lady.

Update: And London Mayor Boris Johnson says the best policy is just to walk away if you see trouble; don’t get involved.

*shakes head sadly as once-great country dies*

UK Enviro-ripoff Continues

I must admit to missing the latest ripoff from the Environmental Communist Republic of Great Britain:

Ministers are planning to sharply increase the amount of money raised from airline taxes in a move that will net an extra £520 million annually.

Airlines – already struggling to deal with record fuel prices – calculate that the tax per person on a flight to America or other long-haul destinations will rise from £40 to about £100 from next year. The levy will be passed on to passengers.

So 200 bucks per ticket surcharge and for what?  Well the US says:

“The Treasury’s proposal, although cast as an environmental measure, appears in reality to constitute nothing more than a device for generating additional revenue from the airline community.”

“There is no linkage between the funds collected from airlines and the mitigation of any environmental impact of airline emissions or any other environmental problem…Moreover, the Treasury’s proposal does not demonstrate that the new duty would influence airlines to adjust their fleets or their booking practices to achieve higher load factors…Nor are any data provided to justify the levy based on an assessment of damage from aircraft emissions.”

So yet another ripoff – although the peasants do seem to be getting a little restless, the UK government doesn’t seem too concerned.  What are they going to do – leave the country?  Well, yes – they are in ever-increasing numbers.

In the UK Men Only Means Muslim Men Only

However, it seems that this father and son didn’t get the memo:

A stunned dad and his little boy were banned from swimming at a popular public sports centre – because they are not Muslims.

The man, known only as David T, and his 10-year-old son were stopped from going into the pool at Clissold Leisure Centre in Stoke Newington, east London.

Last night embarrassed management at the complex said staff were wrong to turn customers away from the designated ‘men-only modesty session’ on Sunday morning.

The council says the special early-morning get-togethers are aimed at community groups who have strict rules on segregation.

“Community groups”?  Wow, it seems like the staff knew what the bias was – Muslims only – but the PR flunky for the taxpayer supported swimming hole couldn’t actually force those words out of his little dhimmi mouth.

And it wasn’t just one person there who refused them entry:

David T said: “I arrived at the pool to discover that they were holding what staff described to me as ‘Muslim men-only swimming’.

“I asked whether my son and I could go as we were both male. I was told that the session was for Muslims only and that we could not be admitted.

“I asked to speak to the duty manager, who confirmed that this was the case.”

He added: “I asked what would happen if I turned up and insisted I was Muslim.

“The manager suggested that they might ask the Muslims swimming if they minded my son and I swimming with them.

“If they didn’t object, we might be allowed in.”

If you live in Britain you had better start sticking your butt in the air 5 times a day or you are going to be targeted for elimination.  Its just a matter of time.