Thursday, 30 June 2011

Learn to thrive in SPITE of the State


Today, of course, saw the bloated “public sector” finally hit the streets after 13 years of gorging on money borrowed and stolen from future generations. An army of Lesbian Outreach Diversity facilitators and Nail Extension and Spray Tan Lecturers blubbered that it wasn’t fair that just because their Fabian masters gave all the money to the banks they might have to live on a smaller pension. Like the private sector does. They have my full sympathy, of course.

“But the only reason you can read this is because a state teacher taught you how”, was the battle cry. Bollocks to that. The Telegraph points out that 1.7 MILLION children in the UK are now “defined” as having “special needs”. 1 in 5 of our children is classified as a mong by the very people who get paid YOUR money to teach mongs (except they are on strike today, for not getting enough of your money to retire on to Tuscany).

I’m not a great fan of the State educating ANY child. I certainly do not believe it represents good value when the exam system throws out millions of shuffling idiots incapable of finding gainful employment but gleefully clutching a “certificate of welfare entitlement”, so an army of yet more Fabian “specialists” can be employed to counsel the little darlings when their anger management techniques, taught aged 5, cannot cope with being skint, stupid and futureless.

I have six children. I sat with them, read with them, worked with them, encouraged them, imparted wisdom on them, nurtured their intellects, fed their ambitions, opened their minds, instructed them in life, all its failures and successes. I conversed with them, poured over dictionaries with them, pointed and showed them the world around them, explained their rights and their responsibilities to them. I cared for them because I am their father, it is my job.

If the State wants to assume all of the above, then 500,000 Fabians are the very WORST people to do it. All they have been taught is dependency, entitlement, compliancy, uniformity and slavery, the very WORST education a child can receive.

My children deserved better. So I made sure they received it. They thrived in spite of the State, something we all need to learn. But don’t expect to be taught it by anyone employed by the State.

Sunday, 26 June 2011

Are you sitting comfortably?


Thursday may be a watershed in the public education system of the UK.

You see, union members of the teaching profession have decided that their needs come before anybody elses and have decided to strike. Rather than close down the schools, Michael Gove has decided to let parents run them for a day instead.

I know many in the teaching profession who openly admit that they are little more useless "riot control" attempting to instil some sense of order in the lives of children who are the very lowest priority of their parents. The new car, the jacuzzi, taking Nana to Disneyworld are far and away the only things that matter in their hectic lives.

And an education system built merely to measure and monitor, to "empathise" and "emasculate" the little darlings results in a system that all must receive prizes no matter how badly they failed and were failed by those supposed to teach them.

Thursday will see the parents being confronted with the products of their own selfish existences and they will witness how Fabians in their vice like grip over education have corrupted learning to the very core.

Stand by for some interesting articles in the press next weekend. Parents are about to receive a strong dose of the same medicine the State has been force feeding their children for the past 40 years

Friday, 24 June 2011

Vengence is NOT Justice


NO NO NO NO NO

No sooner is the murderous wife beating father of 11 sentenced to never be released do other “Libertarians” demand the reintroduction of the State death penalty.

To hand the 650 corrupt, spiteful, vindictive law making Politicians in OUR Parliament the power of execution over us, the citizens, is frankly beyond my comprehension

Murder is a vile crime, the murder of a teenage girl even more disgusting and there are plenty of people on my shit list (not least the QC who took such delight in destroying the family of Millie Dowler that he even links to it on his website) but to hand “lawful murder” to those who rule us.

The answer of course, is simple. Allow us to defend ourselves. with lethal force whilst taking the consequences. Manners improve dramatically when you relaise the person you are squaring up to and planning to stab for asking you not to throw chips at other passengers on the bus may well be the last person you ever bully.

Don’t hand the power of life and death back to those who took ours away. Vengence is NOT justice.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

The Cards are on the table. At last


The Cards are on the table and now we will find out who is bluffing.

The IMF, European Central Bank and a large selection of French and German banks have decided that if their “investments” are unlikely to be repaid by the Greeks then the European taxpayer must cover the losses.

Sarkozy and Merkel both know that the Euro project will fail if the ECB fails (and fail it should, no bank should lend what it doesn’t have) but both are frightened stiff that demanding the taxpayer cover the losses the banks will make might rock their gravy train and show the entire Euro project to be built on sand, backed up by taxpayers with guns to their heads.

We all know the answer for Greece is to stop greedily sucking on the Welfare tit of the EU, pretending that they are as rich as Germans, dump the debt, reissue the Drachma and get used to farming goats and melons again. Or “cutting their cloth” as the phrase used to go.

Since the end of the 2nd World War, Politicians have been bribing us with our own money, and when they ran out of that, the banks simply invented more to “lend” us. Our future labour has long been sold as “bonds” and the gold stuff that backed it all up was sold off to pay for more public sector jobs and votes a decade ago.

Take a good look around you. This explosion of “invisible credit/debt” has built great things. Motorways, airports, fat farmers, a ruling elite, banks more powerful than nation states and endless wars. The “entitlement” classes, something unheard of 70 years ago are now demanding that free “care workers” attend to their elderly parents every need whilst they push “enforcement” papers around a council office to repay the loan on the BMW sitting on the drive. The State has never been bigger and intrudes into every single thing we do, eat, earn, save, own, say or think. Our earnings are stripped of any value by taxes, fines, levies and interest. Bankers and Politicians dividing the spoils of greedy exploitation of the masses with “shiny things” equally. Corporations corrupting the very democracies we fought wars to build.

And in the words of my alter ego, V,

“If you are looking for someone to blame, you need only look in the mirror”


We, just like the Greeks, were seduced by easy credit and greasy Politicians. It didn’t matter that our manufacturing or industry was decimated as long as our entitlement to a behemoth Welfare state was left intact. Who needs to work, in fact, who even needs a job anymore? The State has long since replaced the family unit as a stable foundation to a fruitful and purposeful life. Any charities that genuinely helped the vulnerable was snapped up by Social services to ensure that the vulnerable were kept vulnerable and grateful for State handouts.

I will be leaving the UK. I simply do not wish to be part of this great pantomime anymore. I’m sure it will continue in one guise or another, just as I’m sure if the banks offered enough credit, we would all be “force counselled” by a diversity coordinator who arrives in a new Council BMW. My faith in the British to simply say "no" has expired. They are whores to Politicians, whores to Corporations, whores to Banks, fatally addicted to the Welfare state and unable to take responsibilty or be self reliant. They are complicit slaves to a system designed to enslave them whilst their masters meet on luxury yachts to decide how to extract more juice from the lemons on the EU plantation.

My plans are being set in motion. It will not involve iPads or credit cards. It will not include “planning permission” or licenses from the State or a rabid addiction to public sector borrowing or a shiny new BMW. It will not involve fake paper money or a desperate, gasping attempt to appear more successful in life than my neighbour. No Gucci, no endless TV demanding I consume yet more otherwise the Ponzi scheme will fail. It will involve living the life I want, not the life they are hell bent on imposing upon us all. True, peaceful revolution in every sense of the word. Not of others, but of me.

I’ll keep you posted

Friday, 17 June 2011

Minimum wage is actually £1.65. Enforced by the State


Much gnashing of teeth by all and sundry today over a suggestion by Philip Davies MP that disabled people should have the choice to sell their labour for less than £5.93, the national minimum wage. Cruel, heartless, Victorian, they say.

It may be worth noting that rich countries with highly developed societies do not rely on the State to impose a minimum wage. Denmark, Finland, Norway, Switzerland and Germany don’t have a minimum wage. Unlike Portugal, Ireland, Greece and Spain, who do.

I find it evil that a state can force you to do nothing rather than earn £5.92 an hour selling the one thing that belongs to you. Your labour. You MUST sit at home on £1.65 an hour instead. Paid by “the State” (other taxpayers). Right now, we are paying 2.4 Million people nearly £4 Million an hour to do nothing, instead of them earning themselves £14 Million an hour.

Because minimum wage creates poverty. It creates clients for a welfare state. And it allows politicians to bribe you with your own money in handouts. Imagine if they imposed a minimum price for housing?

If you want to be free, then be free to sell your labour for it’s true value. Rich people do. Ask the Swiss.

Majestic Silence


I’m a republican.

Not because I detest the accident of birth that perpetuates the undemocratic concept that a “head of State” is born, not that money is extracted from us (£200M a year), under threat of violence to pay for their luxury existences and not even because I am required to be a “subject” to their authority by having the misfortune to be born in the UK.

I object to the very concept that one human may rule over another.

I’ll admit, the monarchy does not intrude into my daily life much, certainly not as much as the shenanigans of the 650 idiots in Parliament with their endless law making, vested interests and corruption but the Queen, as unelected head of State is ultimately where the buck stops.

I can see where the concept of monarchy came from and frankly, the chances of Prince Charles leading an army into Brussels to protect his subjects from European tyranny are pretty remote. Whilst loyal (ie. useful) subjects were rewarded with lands (and the indentured serfs who lived on them), it is now watered down to little gongs on bits of ribbon and a mention in the local papers.

Yet our land is still owned by the distant relatives of William of Normandy who plundered us a thousand years ago, taxes and subsidies are still levied on huge swathes of the UK based on ancient conquests of the royal inner circle and patronage of those who further the “will” of the monarchy is still rewarded by the House of Windsor.

Of course, we have free speech in this country (we don’t) and (almost) the right to protest, so it surprised me little to see that a protest by fellow republicans outside a house paid for by the taxpayer should be banned on the principle that it might embarrass the inhabitant – the richest woman in the UK.

Care to join me outside Brenda’s council house on the 25th of June to remind her who actually pays for it all?

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Winner takes all.


Greece has always been poor. It's a country of goat herders and melon growers. Since the early 90's, successive Socialist and Communist politicians have raised living standards by simply borrowing money. Entry to the EU provided yet more "infrastructure grants" and raised living standards further as it soaked up "free" money from Brussels.

Along came the Euro, which Greek politicians held up as the new standard of civilisation, the melon farmers and goat herders were now as rich as their cousins in Germany, without all the effort, or taxes that built the German state.

Of course, the bankers sat back and lent as much as they were asked to lend. An Olympic stadium? No problem. Ports and airports? Sign here. Politicians lined their pockets and basked in the glory whilst the Greeks retired at 50 and ordered new BMWs. From their cousins. With credit provided by their nephews, the French. One happy family.

The bills racked up and still no one could explain how Greece was going to pay all this money back. Unimportant, as long as Brussels could point to shiny new motorways and wind farms.

And now, the cold hard truth is out there. Not only does Greece have no money, it NEVER had any money. The banks were always hedging their bets that Brussels would bail them out should the Greek secret become known and Brussels always knew that the glorious Euro project would force other nations to support the poor relative if required.

Well, the shit is about to hit the fan. German and French banks want their money back and they know they can't get it from Greeks. If Greece simply defaults, French and German banks, along with the European Central Bank will fail. The consequences will be catastrophic. The Euro will plummet, shares will plummet and the whole ponzi scheme will be exposed.

If Greece doesn't default, someone other than banks will have to find the money to keep the goat herders accustomed to this wonderful new standard of living before they burn their Parliament to the ground and hang their politicians. And that will be you, me and the Germans. Money will be taken from our pockets and handed to French and German bankers. Meanwhile, the Greeks will hire more diversity coordinators and the Euro will limp on until the next country has the bailiffs knocking.

This IS new socialism. This is how they redistribute your wealth. Via the banks, who are only too happy to play their part. Take from the taxpayer and hand to the banks who handed to the Socialists. Fiendishly simple.

There IS no crisis. The Greeks will still herd goats and grow melons, as they always have. No one will starve. They will adjust to life without new motorways and BMWs. The only crisis is within the cabal of bankers and EU politicians who have shown their hand too early.

Stand back and watch the fireworks. This may well be something your grandchildren will study in school.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

God told me to do it...


How often do we reach for the straight jacket when the next in a long line of unstable fruitbats appears in the dock after stabbing/eating/raping/shooting another human being to plead that "God told me to do it"?

We shake our heads that anyone could be so fucked up as to actually believe that an imaginary sky pixie was ordering them to harm another human being. And off they go to the funny farm and we all breath a sigh of relief in the knowledge that the world is just a little safer.

So why the uproar when it is suggested that San Francisco is about to ban the mutilation of an infants penis by parents who shout "God told me to do it"? I am against most bans except when they protect a child WHO HAS NO RELIGION to be violently assaulted with a knife by parents who are deluded enough to believe they must, or endure the wrath of their sky pixie.

Do what you want to your body when you are a consenting adult. It is yours, it belongs to you. You certainly do NOT have the authority (religious or otherwise) to mutilate an infant with a knife, regardless of your "freedom of religion". If we cannot protect 5 day old infants from their knife wielding parents, then we should empty the prisons of those who assault grown adults with knives.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Aid to India cancelled...




All it takes is shouting the right thing at the right person. The one spending your money


The Government has come under pressure to explain why British taxpayers are giving millions to countries like India at a time of public sector cuts.
£800M saved. No need to thank me. @Sunny_Hundal will be FURIOUS

Thursday, 9 June 2011

where Angels fear to tread


I was out with Guido today, attending the "Tea for Change" lobby which is demanding that even MORE than £16 billion a year of your tax money is handed over to all and sundry in the 3rd world so that they too, may own iPads and therefore reach "equality" with us filthy capitalists in the West.

I spoke with various delegates and all them had no answer to my simple question:

Why are you demanding people on minimum wage here fund a nation that has a £1 billion a year space program and more nuclear weapons than us?

All of them umm and ahh'ed. Really. Not one could answer. And then, they threw us out. And then they attacked the man, not the message.

The reason Old Holborn stays anonymous, despite offers of TV and newspaper columns is that anyone can be Old Holborn and Old Holborn could be anyone. I will not be attacked for anything but my message. Feel free to act in my name, all you need is a Guy Fawkes mask. Or a spacesuit.

If you are tired of politics, then it's up to you to change it. You have the internet, you have the vote and you have your voice. Use them. There really are only 650 of them.

Link

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Tea Time for Taxpayers, Tomorrow


Tomorrow will see an interesting event at Westminster Hall.

Whilst the UK is finally being weaned off hand outs from the treasury and slowly learning that Politicians have been bribing us with our own money and borrowing madly when they ran out of it, charities have been screaming that their handouts from the public purse are being reduced. Of course, the logical option would be to raise funds themselves, but alas, the last 13 years have seen them grow into bloated de facto Government Departments (with none of the accountability of course), unable to survive on donations alone.

So Action Aid (£65M), Cafod (£49M), Christian Aid (£104M), Oxfam (£318M), Save the Children (£7M) and Tearfund (£65M) are lobbying Westminster for yes, you guessed it, MORE taxpayers money.

The "Tea Time For Change" campaign will meet at Central Hall, Westminster at 11am, hosted by the man who is giving "developing nations" £16 BILLION of our money (ring fenced via DFID), Andrew Mitchell MP, Secretary of State for International Development and that bastion of "equality,""Harriet Harperson, shadow secretary of International Development.

On the agenda, naturally is the Robin Hood Tax, whereby every financial transaction you choose to make will incur a levy, to be handed to "developing nations", a "living wage" in 3rd world countries and of course to ensure that 0.7% of GNI is taken, by force, from taxpayers, every year to fund bizarre schemes in fly blown hell holes across the planet. - including handing India £280 million a year in "aid" whilst they spend over £1,000 million on a space programme and donate Aid themselves to China.

At worst, Aid is a corrupt method of handing out taxpayers money to ensure that our weapons manufacturers and corporations will be handed it straight back in orders, with profits going to shareholders and at best, it is a ruinous path to "global government", with "fabian" equality for all, subsidised via your pocket.

I will be in attendance, along with Guido Fawkes, to lobby against the raiding of the public purse, without our consent, to pay for the vanity projects of Politicians.

11am, Westminster Arms, just across the road from the Commons.

Charity is voluntary. It is NOT a government department. If your cause is just, you will raise the cash you need by appealing to the good nature of individuals who have earned their money (see RNLI for further details). If you feel you have a right to raise taxes, without consent, to fund your "charity", I will be there to remind you who earned it and who it belongs to.

See you there.

Monday, 6 June 2011

Prevention Better Than Cure

I am not Old Holborn



I don't often make a habit out of reading newspapers, I generally get my news online via the various news outlets, why spend money on the crap they spew? Yes, every so often newspapers come up with the goods but hardly worth buying a whole paper for really.



I commute most days, and on the odd occasion I pick up a London Evening Standard, simply because it's free and it gives me something to do while the train operating company I use tries to spunk our taxes away by trying not to provide a service. I don't spend a lot of time reading the paper, it's just something to do really. I generally just sit and turn page after page until a story catches my eye.



Today was one of those days where not only did I pick up a paper, but a story poked it's fetid head out at me too. It took two reads before what I'd read actually dawned over me. The red mist descended quickly.



Britain isn't so much becoming a police state, it's becoming a state of spies, something akin to Nazi Germany and subsequently East Germany.




Look!



Earlier today Holby wrote about how the government is going to start regulating the clothes our children wear. That pales in comparison to this. In my opinion anyway. In the end they'll have everyone spying on everyone else, perpetuating fear because of that new “Boogey Man” terrorism.



HOSPITALS will be told to identify patients and staff who could be engaged in extremism, under a new government counter-terrorism blueprint to be unveiled tomorrow. The "Prevent" strategy, drawn up by Home Secretary Theresa May, will tell doctors and NHS bosses that they have an ethical duty to alert police if they suspect radicalism.


Emphasis mine. Since when did doctors, nurse and orderlies become part of the security forces? And why?



I have many problems with the NHS, and this is a gross generalisation, but fair I believe, the NHS is a cluster-fuck, it is over managed and it often under performs. If they can't get THAT right how the bloody hell are we to expect them to get this right? A doctor's first priority is the health of his or her patient. It certainly is NOT to determine whether the poor bastard who is pissing blood out of his eyeballs is an extremist.




I suppose though that I shouldn't be surprised that they've gone down this avenue. Anyone who has spent a night in A&E will have dealt with the triage nurse before seeing a doctor, the triage nurse determines which cases get priority, sometimes, they get it wrong. What I'm trying to get across here is that they have to make a quick decision based on what they think. I have absolutely no confidence in them getting this right. At all.



One aim is to ensure patients whose mental health problems lead them to adopt extremist ideas are stopped before they commit acts of violence.


Emphasis mine again. I find that paragraph scary. Am I the only one?



The new approach follows the involvement of Iraqi doctor Bilal Abdulla in the failed bomb attacks on Tiger Tiger nightclub in London and Glasgow airport in 2007. He was jailed for life the next year for conspiracy to murder and cause explosions.


So this extreme measure is because of the actions of one person. The old addage and title of this post is: “Prevention is Better than Cure”.



I have a message for Theresa May:



You can prevent this from happening without becoming a quasi Soviet state in one simple step.



Don't let the fuckers in, in the first place!


Sir Olly

The Holy Church of Government


No, the temptation was just too great (sic). I couldn’t help myself, it was just so, so attractive, you know, to have all that power over something so weak and helpless, something I could manipulate, make do as I wished, you know, like, utterly control...


Not the words of Paedophile but a Politician, desperate to indulge their fetish of “making the public do as I say” and knee jerking after calls from vested interest groups to stop “ the sexualisation” of children.

Ban this, stop that, forbid this because it’s always worked in the past. Never mind the reason WHY children are becoming sexualized, never mind that it’s up to parents, you know the ones who actually created the child and will pay for it as it grows up, no, Ms Nanny State has to been seen to be in control, even though nothing could be further from the truth.

You see, we, as parents are not responsible enough to be trusted to raise children. Some parents, in their mad rush to watch X Factor, buy the Sun, consume more shite and appear on Big Brother, as is the new religion, have been neglecting the needs of their children to follow the path set by Politicians. You don’t have to do a thing, the State can do that all for you. If you encounter problems, the State can offer a myriad of “services” to doubleplusundo whatever damage you mistakenly feel has happened. You are not to blame. Society is not to blame, Gangsta rappers are not to blame. Government is not to blame. So Government needs to get involved and tell you how to dress your children. Well, not tell exactly, LEGISLATE.

Instead of trying to understand that the reason a bra exists for a seven year old is that society is so shallow, to stand out in a crowd, a child must look and act like an adult, ready for their first audition on “the only way to make big money these days is look and act dumb , get drunks and get your tits out” and deal with it, no, instead it is going to ban burqas whilst insisting your child wears one to protect them from the prying eyes of us "filthy adults."

Sars, Bird Flu, Paedophiles, Islam, Bean Sprouts, Aids, Global Warming, poverty, weather, speeding, smoking, drinking, TV, Cinema, travel, housing, diets…there is NO part of the future of you or your child that the Government does not seek to control in its entirety through simple fear. "The public are their own worst enemy, we must protect them from themselves"

Government is the new religion and according to them we’re all headed straight to hell. No wonder we’re fighting the “oppressive” Taliban. We’re two heads of the same coin.

Friday, 3 June 2011

Ihre Papiere Bitte!


I remember back in the days when we were regularly told by the Media that the people of the Soviet Union were enslaved by their governments, not allowed to speak out, elections were rigged or only ever had one candidate, criticise the party and your house, your job, your pension were gone. "How awful it must be to live under such a regime" we were told, not free to travel about, meet up with friends.

Trillions were spent on Defence systems to make sure the evil Reds could never inflict their restrictive authoritarian systems on us, the Free, in the West.

I wonder why we bothered. I just got a press release from West Midlands Police stating that between Friday 27 May to Thursday 27 October 2011, they will enforce an order allowing the dispersal of two or more people if their behaviour is deemed "anti Social".

Freedom of movement and Association have consistently been abused by our beloved "Police Service". From ASBOS banning people from walking the streets of their own town, to super injunctions shutting the mouths of the masses, we are where the Soviets were.

Hyperbole? I think not. Just because the masses ignore it doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Government for the Elite, by the Elite. And don't you forget it.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Simon Cowell censors the Internet


I have no idea what is going on. I was reading something on the interweb and then it went away.

This is what I was reading


BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT and the RONAN PARKE CONNECTION

For reasons which will become obvious, I can't reveal my full identity. But let me just say that, I am an executive with Sony Music UK with many years experience in music mangement. My work involves close liasion with Simon Cowell's SYCO company (specifically SYCO Music and SYCO TV) and, as a result, I have seen what goes on from the inside and this has left me increasingly uncomfortable about the integrity of Britain's Got Talent and particularly the workings of SYCO.

It's long been known that there is a quite a degree of "fixing" in BGT. ( Daily Mail http://bit.ly/fxkWne ) But press reports on "fixing" are only the tip pf the iceberg when it comes to SYCO's manipulation of, not only the show and the contestants, but also the viewing public and hopefully, in this email, I can shine some light on the smoke and mirrors trickery of SYCO.

Take BGT 2011 for example. Scouts working for SYCO first saw Ronan Parke (the 12 year old singer) some two years ago when he was just 10 and was singing at a birthday party for former Norwich City goal-keeper, Bryan Gunn. Following that, Ronan was privately auditioned by SYCO scouts on two more occasions and, as is usual practice on BGT, he was "invited" to audition for the show as a "preferred" contestant. At the same time, Ronan and his parents were "required" to enter into a contract with SYCO. Like all SYCO contracts, it is heavily weighted in favour of the label and are notoriously bad, even in the cut-throat world of the music industry. Simon effectively signed Ronan for life and he's got little or no chance of ever getting out of it...unless Simon decides to terminate. Recording contracts are legally extremely complex and usually require input and advice from very expensive, specialist contract lawyers. SYCO knows that such legal advice goes well beyond the means of most contestants. As one senior SYCO executive said to me recently. "These people are mugs. They'll sign away their own mother just to get on tv. It's a fucking turkey-shoot and then we own their arses!"

As is common for "invited" contestants that SYCO likes and have already signed, Ronan and his parents were provided with a car to drive them to the audition in London. These "invited" contestants don't have to queue up with everyone else, they don't go through the preliminary auditions with producers, but perform straight to Simon and the judging panel at a prearranged
time-slot. And so it was for Ronan back in 2009 when he was just 10.

It was at this initial audition that I first met Ronan and he looked very different back then. He was a skinny, 10 year old lad who, even at that time, was a bit effeminate. His voice needed a bit of working on, but that wouldn't be a problem.

Unfortunately, nerves got the better of Ronan and he was unable to perform. Simon however, had already seen the audition tapes from the scouts and took Ronan into an unused dressing room and got him to sing in there with his mum for support.

Clearly Ronan was not going to be part of BGT in 2009 and nothing from this was ever televised.
Ordinarily, you would think that would be the end of things, but with Ronan already signed to SYCO, far from it. This was just the start of a two year grooming and manipulation process to prepare Ronan for stardom.

It's no big secret that Simon has been looking for an artist who could crack the very lucrative pre-teen market for some time, particularly in the US. If you like, he wanted his own rival to Bieber and, taking a leaf out of how professional football academies develop youngersters to feed their main team, Simon wanted his own singing academy and Ronan was just one of a number of identified youngsters, with whom SYCO intensively works with.

A development package, which included professional singing, dancing and stage-craft tuition was arranged for Ronan and the SYCO machine kicked into gear with the view of Ronan entering BGT 2010. Lots of work had been done with Ronan and his voice was much improved, unfortunately nerves were still a major issue for him and it was decided by SYCO not to
enter him into the 2010 series. At a following senior exec meeting at SYCO it was suggested that Ronan be dropped, but with Simon confident that he could be the kid he had been looking for, it was agreed that Ronan would receive "intensive support and input" to ready him for the 2011 series. Although Ronan's voice was now stunning, there were other major problems to be dealt with in order to sell him to the public. With respect to Ronan, he was nothing more than a cooky-looking, skinny runt of a kid and this was identified as a major handicap to sales.

It was agreed at a high-level, secret SYCO meeting, that if they were to do anything with Ronan, he needed totally restyling from the toes up. And so with time running out to develop Ronan into the star Simon wanted, SYCO went into overdrive.

Ronan was even given speech and elocution training to rid him of his rural Norfolk accent, again in preparation for the potential US market. As for his effeminate and girlishness, this posed a bigger problem and resulted in many highly confidential meetings. At one of these meetings, the unthinkable was raised as a way forward....

Until now Ronan had been encouraged to "boy-up" and it was planned to present Ronan as an everyday skater-boy. But with his girliness still showing through, the image just wasn't believable. So a decision was taken to encourage and allow Ronan to "release" and enhance his campness . Disgustingly, SYCO planned to sexualise him. They were well aware of course, that if they sexualised a young girl to look sexually older than she is, all hell would let loose. But with Ronan, as one executive put it, "no one has ever seen a 'gay' kid before, it'll be a novelty." As for the pre-teen market, it was accepted they wouldn't care if Ronan appeared gay or not...most probably don't know what gay is anyway. And so, with a total gaysexualisation of Ronan secretly planned, SYCO got to work. I should stress, Ronan's parents were not aware of any of this
and were never consulted about Ronan's development or management. When I first met Ronan he was a bit effeminate in his ways, but nothing like the camp, girlie-giggling kid you see now on BGT and this is a direct result of SYCO's styling. Even his clothing worn at the audition and live semi-final were chosen for him by SYCO to match his new image.

SYCO took over everything to do with Ronan. His hairstyle, his clothes, his poise, giving tv interviews, you name it, Ronan was styled within an inch of his life and all on the promise of stardom, just as long as he worked hard and listened to his mentors. As for Ronan's parents they were constantly reassured that Simon was personally looking after Ronan and "it's all good".

And so to BGT 2011. With Ronan ready to be unveiled, SYCO bosses, under instructions from Simon did something not done in previous series of BGT; the winner of BGT 2011 was decided long before the first auditions took place and that winner HAD to be Ronan Parke. With Ronan now 12, he looked and sounded just as SYCO had planned, but time was running out. Soon Ronan would be going into puberty and his voice would eventually break, so BGT 2011 had to be the vehicle to launch Ronan's career; another year and as a singer he would probably be beyond any meaningful career and the opportunity will have been missed. With all this investment in Ronan, the production managers at SYCO TV are ready to deliver Ronan as ordered. Again, I need to stress, Ronan and his parents know nothing of this and have no idea Ronan will win BGT this weekend.

So far in the history of BGT and X-Factor, for that matter, no one has ever won who has not been an "invited or preferred" contestant, and it does sadden me that, all those thousands of people, lining up outside, often in the rain and cold, are basically wasting their time. The producers of BGT are not looking for the talented people, they aready have those. The reality is that the producers are hunting out oddities, freaks and, I'm ashamed to say, mentally ill people, to act as amusing fillers in the audition shows. They are nothing more than unpaid extras and they don't even qualify for traveling expenses!

It's quite disgusting and shameful really, how the production team on BGT operate. People come from all over the country, often at great personal expense, because they think BGT is a talent competition and they stand a chance of realising their dreams. I can tell you from the inside that BGT is no more a "competition", than I am an astronaut. Nothing is left to chance on BGT, everything is micro-managed, choreographed, manipulated and planned down to the last detail including, the telephone voting.

The ability to manipulate viewers opinion is vital if you are to control telephone voting and indeed get the required result.

SYCO see this as essential to the success of the show and are very open about fact; planning and delivering live shows of quality is impossible if it was purely left to the public vote. As Simon said in a meeting once. "The public NEED to be told who to vote for." Everything on BGT is geared towards telling you who you should for, particularly on the production side. It's an art really, which Simon has honed to perfection and SYCO are now world leaders at.

The micro-management of Ronan's audition performance was incredible. I was really quite shocked at his new image. From a starting point of wanting Ronan to look cute for the pre-teen market, SYCO had totally gayed him up in the process. Ronan's not a 16 year old expressing his sexualty for the first time, he's a 12 year old boy. It was horrible and I was very uncomfortable as to where this was going to end. Ronan, still suffering from nerves, performed his song and received a standing ovation from all three judges...why? Because it was in the script to give Ronan a standing ovation. As for Louis comment. "Ronan Parke. Remember that name. This kid's gonna be a star!!" - that was actually fed to him from the production gallery and I know the guy who wrote the line. And when it comes to Ronan's tears...well, check it out on YouTube or something. You see Ronan crying and wiping away tears. Only you don't see any actual tears, not even on close-up and on an HD tv. Yep you guessed it, even that was choreographed, right down to the lip-biting!

It was also interesting to see that even before the final credits rolled on Ronan's audition show, SYCO TV had uploaded the offical video of Ronan onto YouTube. Today, that particular video has been viewed over 2.5 million times and growing.

SYCO don't do that for other contestants, so why Ronan? The gaying-up Ronan plan slightly backfired on SYCO when lots of negative comments were being posted on YouTube and Twitter about Ronan's image and the supposed sexuality that represents. Things got so bad on YouTube that the posting of comments had to be suspended. But SYCO learned from this and dressed Ronan more appropriately for his semi-final show; preferring a much more Bieber inspired look to the 'gaykid' image presented in the audition.

In another unusal move for BGT contestants, SYCO created Ronan's Official Facebook Fan Page and Twitter account. Both these services are managed from within SYCO and they post messages and pictures, not Ronan. This is because they don't want Ronan posting anything controversial and is standard practice for currrent artists signed to SYCO.

And so this weekend will see Ronan crowned as winner of BGT 2011. Oh and let's not forget the £100k prize money. It's unlikely Ronan will see much or any of that. He's been signed to SYCO for two years now and under the terms of his contract, while SYCO stump-up for costs in advance, this is paid back from future earnings. So he will need to pay for all those lessons, coaches, cars, clothes, styling and management... I wouldn't be surprised even after winning BGT, if he is not still in debt to SYCO.

As a recording artist Ronan has a relatively short shelf-life. Simon knows he is going to have to hit the ground running to maximise Ronan's earning potential, particularly if they go ahead with a planned break into the States and the pace is going to be frantic for Ronan. If you think the music industry is bad in the UK, you haven't seen anything until you experience it Stateside.

With an "anything goes" attitude all morals have long since gone out of the window. There will be no allowance for Ronan's age and he will be expected to perform on late- night shows and dinners etc. And if he get exhausted, there's always some sleaze-bag on hand ready to put a line of coke under his nose. I've seen it a million times.

I know for a fact, that the songs have already been chosen for Ronan's debut single and album, and that the backing and drum tracks have already been laid down.

Of course, once Ronan's voice breaks, it's game-over and he will be commercially redundant for a few years. By the time he gets through that, the world will have moved on and his fan-base will have grown-up a bit. Will he make a comeback? In my experience I'd say probably not.

I've met Ronan a few times over the past couple of years. He's a really nice kid with a generous, warm personality and the most wonderfully cute, girlie-giggle. There's nothing to not like about Ronan. He's a really sensitive soul and this comes across as him being a bit effeminate. But in a world of thuggish chavs, Ronan's a real breath of fresh air really and a real delight to chat to. Do I think Ronan's gay? No, is the short answer to that. SYCO have got a lot to answer for in their initial styling and image for Ronan. Like many 12 year old boys, Ronan may have issues in coming to terms with his sexuality in a couple of years. But right now, he's just a great kid...a bit different, I admit...but a great kid just the same.


I hope Ronan is not damaged by this experience, unforunately, history warns otherwise...but whatever, the genie is already out of the bottle and come this weekend, Ronan's life will change forever. Whether it's a good or bad experience being a 12 year old star in today's music industry, only time will tell. But as an industry insider I have serious reservations about what is about to happen to Ronan Parke and I doubt he or his family are ready for what's coming.

Thanks to my friends on Twitter and Facebook for getting this document out. Without you my voice would be silent.

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Anon
Sony Music UK

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