Tea Party virus spreads to the UK

By Miri

On February 27, 2010, this Saturday, the very first British Tea Party will be held in the hometown of the inimitable Mr. Daniel Hannan, MEP.  Mr. Hannan will speak at the event, and a rousing speech it is sure to be!  Let’s wish him well and welcome UK tea partiers to the club of disaffected taxpayers the world over.  As the conservative Mr. Hannan explains on his most excellent blog:

“Labour has raised more than a trillion pounds in additional taxation since 1997. Yet, unbelievably, Gordon Brown has still managed to run up a deficit of 12.6 per cent of GDP (Greece’s is 12.7 per cent). A far lower level of taxation brought Americans out in spontaneous protest last year.”

I can’t wait to see how many turn out.  The eloquent Mr. Hannan is in fine company, with another pack of erstwhile British patriots–our beloved Founders. 

Will Queen Elisabeth listen better than did King George?


Yet another George–the opposite of a British patriot–Mr. George Soros is up to his old tricks:

“Some heavyweight hedge funds have launched large bearish bets against the euro in moves that are reminiscent of the trading action at the height of the U.S. financial crisis. The big bets are emerging amid gatherings such as an exclusive ‘idea dinner’ earlier this month that included hedge-fund titans SAC Capital Advisors LP and Soros Fund Management LLC. During the dinner, hosted by a boutique investment bank at a private townhouse in Manhattan, a small group of all-star hedge-fund managers argued that the euro is likely to fall to ‘parity’—or equal on an exchange basis—with the dollar, people close to the situation say.” 

Hoping to make a killing by tanking the currency of yet-another political entity.  Read more at:


If the link doesn’t work, the story’s at the Wall Street Journal online.


40 responses to “Tea Party virus spreads to the UK

  1. It’s a subscription story, but if you Google the name “Hedge Funds Try ‘Career Trade’ Against Euro,” you’ll get a link that probably will work.

    Soros, et al, appear to be colluding, which is a no-no. But when did that ever stop them before?

    Do they care if they trash the economies of the European Union? Not if it will make them billions.

  2. Great catch, Miri!!!

    Here’s the link generated above. The comments are really interesting and give a bird’s eye view about what are cousins across the pond are thinking.

    Isn”t David Hannan the man that guests on some of the Fox shows pleading with Americans not to fall for the Obamacrap trap? Said socialized medicine is the beginning of the end?

    He wrote this article.


  3. Its Daniel Hannan.


    Also, Miri, the first time I read your post the Telegraph link wasn’t there. Its my laptop.

    ~~~ Be careful with the Acorn Whistleblowers site on the blog here – I went to go on and my virus protector warned that a trojan is embedded there. ~~~~

    • Thanks, Papoose. I will be careful with that whistleblowers site. I was probably editing the post when you tried the link. I had trouble putting the photo in. Figured it out.

      Yep. Daniel Hannan is great. I’m a big fan! I’d vote for him if I lived in the UK. I’m hoping for a huge turnout.

      I have friends in the UK; might see what their take on this is and report back. One thing I do know is that they’re fed up with taxes. And the Islamification of the UK. But they’re also socially liberal, enjoy their socialistic perks (without realizing who and what pays for them), and, like so many here, are afraid to be politically incorrect.

      They’ll get over it, especially if Soros trashes their currency for the second time!

  4. This is Globalization that I can believe in.

    • Me too, Miri.

      One of the comments at the Telegraph was a Brit married to an American. They bought a sofa at Costcos that was something like 740. sterling and they paid something like 840. sterling – I can’t remember the exact amounts – it ended up being 17.5% in VAT tax. He asked his wife what would happen in America if they were charged that kind of sales tax and she told him, “there would be a revolution.”

    • Oh, I can believe it. Their estate taxes are confiscatory, so the dead support the socialized medicine system. Even so, they wait 3 months to be seen for a skin rash. By then the rash is gone. But, hey. Long queues and rationing keep down costs. They don’t give organ transplants to anybody who’s, shall we say, AARP age.

  5. Check this out from Oil for Immigration. Claims it was reported on Fox News.


  6. I agree, great catch Miri. Definitely, globalization that we all can believe in!!

    I found this –

    Tea Party Goes World Wide

    By Joy Tiz | Published: February 26, 2010
    Joy Tiz


    Conservative UK journalist, Daniel Hannan is launching the British Tea Party Saturday at his home in Brighton:

    “Labour has raised more than a trillion pounds in additional taxation since 1997. Yet, unbelievably, Gordon Brown has still managed to run up a deficit of 12.6 per cent of GDP (Greece’s is 12.7 per cent). A far lower level of taxation brought Americans out in spontaneous protest last year.

    If you happen to be coming to the Conservative Spring Conference, do please pop in: the Tea Party is five minutes’ walk from the conference venue. It is, however, outside the security zone, and anyone is welcome to come. Oh, and this being England, we’ll be serving actual, you know, tea. I hope to see some of this blog’s readers there.”

    We wish them well.


    • Now The Brits are Having Tea Parties!

      February 26, 2010 | Filed Under Britain, Budget, Economy/Finances, Free Trade, Freedom, Government, Government, Corruption, Jobs, Taxes, Tea Party, Warner Todd Huston |

      -By Warner Todd Huston

      It’s just plain odd, but funny and telling all at the same time. Apparently the Brits are going to have their own tea party to protest their own plight of over taxation.

      Accordingly, Member of the European Parliament Daniel Hannan is sponsoring a Brighton Tea Party to be held on February 27.

      Hannan thinks that Brits have had enough of being raked over the coals as their government wastes tax money at a rate even higher than that of America’s profligate government.

      The Tea Party Movement in the USA has demonstrated the huge scale of public opposition to excessive taxation. In the UK, tax is much higher and, in addition, British membership of the democratically unaccountable EU raises the issue of “no taxation without representation”. From the Boston Tea Party to the Brighton Tea Party, it’s time to demonstrate our opposition to excessive taxation.


    • They’re proposing a VAT tax here, too, I believe. A national sales tax to fund all of O’Bobblehead’s socialist/communist programs. In theory, it’s supposed to replace other taxes but you know that it will be on top of income tax and every other tax that they stick on us.

      • I know, Miri. That’s why it rang bells for me reading the Brits comments.

        They also want to monkey with our 401(k)s.

        Insofar as the VAT, they’ll come out saying the American people want it just like we want them to take control of our health(not)care.

        Its amazing how the progressive liberals believe in this hope and change baloney. I think they think its chic or something cool.

        What is it going to take to make these people see they are being duped into oblivion?

        Its all in the Soros plan, I am sure. Get the people to fight amongst themselves; divide and conquer.

        Maybe they should cap salaries on Sports, Media and Entertainment personnel. Haaahaaaa! ($10,000 per Movie; $250. per game; $100 per newscast; $0.00 for your stupid opinion) Attorney’s, too. $25.00 max an hour max.) Talk about profits! These are the goons selling all the crap they’re trying to outlaw for health and safety for the common good. Oh, they’re the ones that hate capitalism, and yet scream for Socialistic Justice.

        $172,000 plus benefits annually to work in the Government’s Administration. Why?

        Andy Stern on the “deficit committee” . Hah!

        Conflict of Interest is a mandate with these unAmerican thugs.

  7. FAIR TAX Calculator

    I don’t know much about the “Fair Tax” idea but I have heard of it. I logged my information into this calculator and was pleasantly surprised.


    • I think I said this in a comment in another thread, but it’s worth repeating if I did…

      The way to end the IRS is not by flying a plane into a building.
      It is by electing a Congress, President, and state legislatures that will repeal the 16th Amendment and replace it with the Fair Tax.

      Mike Huckabee did a brilliant thing this past weekend… He found a very effective way to promote the Fair Tax to an audience that normally watches CNN, CBS, etc. and who may have never heard of the Fair Tax before.

      Mike Huckabee got Michelle Obama to do an exclusive interview for his show, and took full advantage of the opportunity to speak to the increased viewing audience that likely included many Democrats. Huckabee opened his show with a monologue, prior to showing the video of the Michelle Obama interview.

      And in that monologue to a captive audience,
      he promoted the Fair Tax.


        • Right on, Red Pill.

          His lies are unending. What will it take to impeach this person?


          1. Lack of integrity: improbity. See honest/dishonest.
          2. Departure from what is legally, ethically, and morally correct: corruption, corruptness, improbity. Informal crookedness. See honest/dishonest.
          3. Lack of straightforwardness and honesty in action: chicanery, craft, craftiness, deviousness, indirection, shadiness, shiftiness, slyness, sneakiness, trickery, trickiness, underhandedness. See honest/dishonest.

          He calls it “bamboozle and hoodwinking” its still the same.


          Impeach Obamboozle hisself.

  8. February 26, 2010
    CNN Poll: Majority says government a threat to citizens’ rights

    Posted: February 26th, 2010 09:00 AM ET

    From CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser

    Washington (CNN) – A majority of Americans think the federal government poses a threat to rights of Americans, according to a new national poll.

    Fifty-six percent of people questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Friday say they think the federal government’s become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens. Forty-four percent of those polled disagree.

    The survey indicates a partisan divide on the question: only 37 percent of Democrats, 63 percent of Independents and nearly 7 in 10 Republicans say the federal government poses a threat to the rights of Americans.

    According to CNN poll numbers released Sunday, Americans overwhelmingly think that the U.S. government is broken – though the public overwhelmingly holds out hope that what’s broken can be fixed.

    The CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll was conducted February 12-15, with 1,023 adult Americans questioned by telephone. The survey’s sampling error is plus or minus 3 percentage points for the overall survey.


  9. OT, sort of!! Seems the far left is planning a “Virtual March on DC” of their own!!! We need to make calls to all our reps local, state, national (if you haven’t already). Let your voice be heard loud and clear !!! This is part of an email from Liberty Counsel.


    Of course, the President never had any intention of finding “common ground.” In fact, the invitation to the summit came with a PS: If you don’t go along with me, I have “reconciliation” ready in the wings!

    In other words, “the fix was in.” And from what we can see, this eleventh-hour attempt to ram socialized medicine down the throats of the American people is more dangerous than
    any that has gone before.

    ++There was more to this “Hail Mary” than met the eye.

    There was an even more telling activity going on behind the scenes this week. Utilizing the same technologies and strategies that propelled him into office, Obama’s cohorts launched “One Million Voices for Healthcare Reform: A Virtual March on Washington.”

    This scheme was almost as elaborate as its title. Here are statements from its organizers:

    “The nation’s leading progressive [read, radical left] organizations are joining forces for A Virtual March on Washington” to send Congress one million messages urging action on health care reform. This is designed to be the
    single largest action yet in the health care fight.

    “The Virtual March on Washington: A Million Voices for Change” campaign is bringing together some of the largest progressive
    organizations in the nation including, MoveOn.org Political Action, Progressive Congress Action Fund, Health Care for
    America Now (HCAN), and Service Employees International Union (SEIU)….

    President Obama, who has failed to effectively govern throughout his first year in office, has re-hired his campaign staff to try to regain the popularity he enjoyed while running for office!

    The highly orchestrated political theater we witnessed on Thursday would be merely pathetic if it wasn’t such a dangerous and dishonest abuse of presidential power.

    ++We must NOT cave in to this manipulation!

    We must act NOW to counter this outlandish strategy. The next few weeks will be crucial as members of Congress are being pressured to accept the Obama/Reid/Pelosi reconciliation
    plan. We cannot allow the only messages Congress hears to be from the “Obama for President 2012” crowd!

    The pressure is mounting as ultraliberal activists redouble the use of corrupt “Chicago-Style” politics of coercion and bribery that have so dramatically overshadowed Capitol
    Hill for the last year.

  10. Great story Miri !

  11. http://www.tfa.net/the_freedom_association/2010/02/brighton-tea-party.html

    Huffpo tips us off to this group’s website. There’s a link to Hannan’s Facebook page, where you can follow the Brighton Tea Party. Nothing there yet except a logo.

  12. Off Topic – not important anyway.

    Blood Party in South Africa.

    Shusssshhhh, it’s a secret except on Face Book


  13. Flying Pigs!

    In England, Sky News, owned by Murdoch same as Fox News,
    is reporting the Obama ineligibility story.

    They gave it about four minutes and did a decent job,
    explained the basics and let a few “Birthers” explain their case.
    They also threw in a few smears, racial overtones, Obama BC posted
    on the Net etc, but they reported it all through Friday.

    Not one US broadcaster will even touch this story.
    The Co-opter In Chief (Glenn Beck) still earns
    a posh salary by only reporting on the safe topic of the
    budget deficit.

    Did Murdoch find his Cajones? Or is the NWO
    realizing Obama is a busted flush?

  14. Did Murdoch find his Cajones? Or is the NWO
    realizing Obama is a busted flush?

    DaveM, I think it is the last one ! Good catch !

  15. Breaking –

    8.8 earthquake hits Chile; tsunami feared throughout eastern Pacific
    The quake, centered offshore, knocks down highway overpasses and buildings, and at least 147 people are killed. In Hawaii, sirens warn residents of giant waves.


  16. Cool. Wonder how long before our necklaces with crosses, ankhs and stars of David will be considered offensive?

    Maybe they”ll push Christmas to the 4th Monday in December. Or January or March, for that matter.


  17. Is Soros a naturalized citizen of the US? Anyone know? Sociopath is an apt description. Our Republic’s Enemy #1 is also. When will his face appear on a deck of cards?

    “If George Soros isn’t the world’s preeminent “malignant messianic narcissist,” he’ll do until the real thing comes along. Move over, Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and Pol Pot. There’s a new kid on the block.

    What we have in Soros, is a multi-billionaire atheist, with skewed moral values, and a sociopath’s lack of conscience. He considers himself to be a world class philosopher, despises capitalism, and just loves social engineering.”

  18. The UK Tea Party is supposed to be covered tonight on Hannity..FOX.

    • From the link above;

      For Immediate Release

      The organizers of the four largest Arizona Tea Party organizations – including the Tucson Tea Party, Greater Phoenix Tea Party, Flagstaff Tea Party, and Mohave County Tea Party – issued a joint press release regarding their unified decision to decline endorsing a candidate in the Arizona Senate primary race between John McCain, J.D. Hayworth, and Jim Deakin.

      “The Tea Party is a non-partisan, grassroots movement that stands for limited government, free markets, and fiscal responsibility. Both McCain and Hayworth’s records during their many years in Washington leave much to be desired on these issues,” said Robert Mayer, co-founder of the Tucson Tea Party. “It is their job to hold themselves up to these values and fight for our votes.”

      Other tea party organizers across the state agreed that the local organizations should not endorse so early if at all.

      “It is not appropriate to make an endorsement in this race at the drop of a hat, as some other groups are doing,” said Kelly Townsend, organizer of the Greater Phoenix Tea Party. “The movement must stand for ideas, and do everything possible to provide information to people so that they can make the best personal decisions.”

      Roger Boone, organizer of the Flagstaff Tea Party, added, “The Tea Party should not endorse individual politicians, as their future actions may reflect poorly on our organization. We encourage our members to endorse and vote for whomever they choose, but as a group we will not endorse officially.”

      “We stand for principles and ideas, not for politicians or parties,” said Patrick Beck, organizer of the Mohave County Tea Party. “Our mission is to promote constitutional government and fiscal responsibility, and to inform people so that they can make their own decisions.”

  19. I’m glad that the Tea Party in AZ isn’t endorsing a candidate. I don’t think they ever should.

    Anybody in the “movement” knows instinctively which candidate would be best, in any race. Non-partisan is most certainly the way to go.

    After all, the gist of the Tea Party movement is that We the People have our own minds. We don’t need to be spoon-fed ideas.

    We’re not the moronic, slobbering, illiterate masses that Rahmbo and O’Bobblehead and possibly even McCain think that we are.

    We’re not just rednecks who, according to the “intellectual elite”, simply cling to our guns and religion and xenophobia.

    We’re not “Dr.” Lamont-Hill’s “every day” people who are too stupid to understand “complex” legislation–we dummies who will only be confused, unlike genius O’Bobblehead, by “complex” legislation that we don’t “need” to know every detail about because we can’t ever understand it, anyway. Our minds are simply too limited, in their opinion.

    We’re not the dumb “animals” that Bill Maher thinks that we are. We’re not lemmings going off a “collective” communist cliff.

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