The Pickering Post
Thursday, 21st February 2019

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Larry Pickering

Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.


A German proverb says: “The wise man voluntarily does in good times that which the stupid man involuntarily has to do in bad times”, and Angela Merkel has avoided doing anything in good times that might puncture her popularity.

Euro powerhouses France and Germany, along with Italy and Greece have a history of flirting with communism. Of course it’s a dangerous ideology to embrace in a modern world but somehow liberals never tire of experimenting with it. And the Eurozone was ripe for experimentation.

In a recently published book titled “The First Life of Angela M” the author suggests, “She has had deeper ties to the communist regime than previously known or acknowledged.”

“She has admitted  being a member of the Communist Youth Organisation, and a photo has surfaced showing her in a communist uniform. But the book argues that she hid her real role in the youth group, instead depicting herself as someone engaged in “Cultural Affairs”... the truth is that her role in the Organisation was “Secretary for Agitation and Propaganda”, a role Julia Gillard appointed herself to in the infamous Socialist Forum when she undertook, via her own manifesto, to infiltrate the Labor Party in order to move it closer to communist ideals.

But one of Merkel’s defenders said that she (Merkel), “Couldn’t remember” whether she was involved in “Agitation and Propaganda” or not. Hmmm.

Merkel, like our Malcolm Turnbull, enjoys an unrealistic approval rating. Merkel’s approval polling is in the Putin stratosphere with over 70 per cent of voters believing the sun shines out of her back bottom but she is dogged by a peculiar accusation that also applies to Turnbull:

She’s not doing enough to make herself unpopular.

But her grand unilateral gesture of offering 800,000 “Syrian” refugees asylum is starting to affect her popularity with rightist groups springing up like mushrooms as the endless lines of unknown and unvettable Islamic refugees keep coming.

Almost five million Muslims are already resident in Germany and all European Muslims, along with Australian Muslims, boast a consistent 80 per cent that receive unemployment benefits or disability pensions plus an array of other entitlements including, child foster care, early learning allowances and housing assistance.

Germans are starting to grow nervous. Polling now shows 51 percent now believes their country cannot manage the relentless refugee flow, in comparison to 40 per cent just four weeks ago. Even Merkel is now badgering other EU nations to shoulder some of the burden.

She doesn't seem to understand that Muslims will always gravitate to that part of the table where the sugar is thickest.

Unsurprisingly Merkel’s popularity is starting to seriously tank— with a volatile third of all Germans now saying they want her to resign. Even more astonishing is that 14 per cent of her own Party also say they want her to go.

So the rot is setting in for Angela as home-grown terrorism looks certain to rear its ugly head in Germany to an even greater degree. The deniers need only compare entrenched Islamic populations in Europe to contemporaneous terrorist activity.

Recently, there have been more than 500 racially motivated attacks including the fire-bombing of both empty and inhabited refugee centres, attacks on events for new refugees, and the destruction of churches and mosques that shelter migrants.

The socialist world refuses to see that Islamic immigration will inevitably lead to terrorist attacks on the accommodating nation... just ask the French, the Spaniards, English and the Belgians! 

But Parisian terrorism has had an unexpected upside for the hapless Socialist French President Francois Hollande. His popularity has been below Bill Shorten’s at 12 per cent. Unemployment is out of control and public debt has reached almost 100 per cent of gross domestic product. 

The European Commission is forecasting a further 0.1 per cent contraction to come in a nation already in recession after three out of four negative growth quarters.

"Hollande’s electoral platform was a disaster in terms of what could have been positives for the French economy", said chief economist of Axa Group, Eric Chaney.

"The first decisions that were taken were taxes on labour, on capital, on capital gains...everything that could create value in the economy – so it should be no surprise that the economy is not doing well", he added.

Only labour market reforms can reduce the 10.5 per cent unemployment rate but his diminishing electoral base is waiting to pounce if he dares touch sensitive IR.

His initial response to terrorism in Paris has gained him a few Brownie points but few believe Hollande will tackle terrorism seriously apart from bombing someone, anyone, in Syria’s north.

In Hollande’s France nothing will be done to halt the large swathes of Muslim neighborhoods that are now considered "no-go" zones by French police and electorally sensitive zones by Hollande. Police will not, and are not required to, enter these zones.

There are now 751 (yep 751) Sensitive Urban Zones (Zones Urbaines Sensibles, ZUS), as they are politically correctly called.

An estimated five million Muslims live in these ZUS, parts of France over which the French state has lost all control.

In Germany, where another five million Muslims reside, Chief Police Commissioner Bernhard Witthaut revealed that Muslim immigrants are imposing "no-go" zones in cities across Germany at an alarming rate.

In the Netherlands, where over six per cent of the population are Muslim, a Dutch court ordered the Government to release to the public a “politically incorrect” list of 40 no-go zones in Holland.

In Britain, where over five per cent are Muslim, and where PM Cameron can’t get Parliament to approve of bombing ISIS, there has been a doubling of Muslims in ten years to almost three million. A Muslim group called “Muslims Against the Crusades” has launched a campaign to turn twelve British cities – including what it calls "Londonistan" – into independent Islamic states.

These so-called “Islamic States” will function as autonomous enclaves ruled by Islamic Shariah law and operate entirely outside British jurisprudence.

The Islamic States Project names the British cities of Birmingham, Bradford, Derby, Dewsbury, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, Luton, Manchester, Sheffield, as well as Waltham Forest in northeast London and Tower Hamlets in East London as territories to be targeted for blanket Sharia rule.

Russia, which claims to have an extremely conservative figure of 14 million Muslims, mainly ethnic, is battling to defend Russian Orthodoxy against 5,000 mosques (a mere 500 in 1990) due to unchecked funds pouring in from Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

So once these Parisian Islamic atrocities have been dulled by time, like Charlie Hebdo and others, the Merkels and Hollandes will have sunk back into the Euro disease of duckshoving blame for economic collapses and the rise in Islamic extremism. 


Angela Merkel is a frustrated tart dying for a poke, and like most kinky and over sexed ugly German (ostensible liberal, charitable and Christian minded) women would like to give themselves to the Jihadist immigrants and with luck get well and truly gang banged.

Merkel, an irascible harridan like Hillary Clinton, out of a deep-seated guilt complex, is making Germans suffer for what Germany did in World War Two. Islamism like Nazism is a totalitarian dogma. In her twisted mind she wants Islam to do to the German people what the German people did to the Jews.

In Vino Veritas.

jews work their scams from the top ,the lugnut moslems work at the bottom and we are the ones they are out to eradicate

''Germany is Islam '' ,Angela Merkel [is she related to the SHY bitch ?

Intentionally I might add . Not all posts by the way Mohamed just the one

Viva Le Pen!

Thousands of people have just exposed themselves as gullible to the proponents of this scam. The proponents, including the Australian Government ,(didn't Turnbull just give them 800 million of taxpayers money? ), must be laughing all the way to the bank.....

Well you must be a tax expert BK. Explain that scenario above to us financial illiterates. My Son in Law earns $90,000 and pays $24,000 in PAYE tax. A person earning $1m can pay no tax.

The Taxation office statistics say 75 people had earned more than $1m and paid $84 tax. These 75 people had a combined pre tax income of $195 million and their accountants managed to reduce their combined tax bill to $84.

as I though thanks Oz

Tom. Agree heartily. However, religions are just money making corporations who are just as corrupt as the international ones that they criticise. They should be done for mis advertising their product and their tax benefits should be stopped. Look at the history of the Vatican for one.

Thanks OzR. So you don't see a way around the problem? Perhaps we could take a leaf out of Ireland's book and create an attractive tax regime?

Tony Abbott November 2014

Pay attention Duck no policies have been changed

That's where the simple becomes complicated. As it stands. you decide along accepted accounting practice lines what does and does not constitute income and the calculation of tax starts from there.

In the example I outlined there was no business transacted, no one made any profit, in fact it cost the shopkeeper money for his time and trouble and that goes down to goodwill, yet you would want tax taken out of something that didn't happen at least six times.

The revolution has begun: A group of Caucasian students at the University of Queensland has formed a ‘White Student Union’ to protest against study and recreation space being taken over by International students who don’t speak English, and who use the campus to socialise. Predictably, the rebel students have been trashed as racists by the media and also by the Uni administration. They don’t appear to be backing down.

yes if you move your money all the time you pay each time

but heh'' i said 1% how much again are we paying now 10% without any other taxes

bagman, assuming this private company in Singapore is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Australian company, their would be no loss of dividends to the shareholders of the Australian company. Assuming this Singapore company is setup to shift some profits too, to take advantage of Singapore’s tax holidays etc. then there would be lost tax revenue to the Australian government but for the benefit of the Shareholders.