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Saturday, 18 December 2010

#Doc059* - Magna Carta Society Ltd. - CLOSING STATEMENT

#Doc059* - Magna Carta Society Ltd. - CLOSING STATEMENT

Dear Friend and Supporter,

The Magna Carta Society Limited was formed on February 14th 2000 to draw
attention to the conflict between the Magna Carta, the Declaration and
Bill of Rights and Common Law, and our supposed membership of the
European Union. Our case, set out in the pamphlet "Defence of the Realm"
(written and copyrighted by Ashley Mote) explains in detail the basis on
which EU involvement can and should be challenged in the courts, and how
our Constitutional safeguards have illegally been brushed aside for
thirty years.

Founder members decided that the Society should have a formal basis as a
Company Limited by Guarantee, and that full Membership of the Society
should be limited to the founders and any individuals invited to join at
a later stage. Others who have supported us, whether financially or
otherwise, have been enrolled as Friends and Supporters of the Society,
free of any responsibility for the conduct of the Society, and any
personal liability for its actions.

In a few short months we have achieved significant success by way of
parliamentary questions on the euro, the Nice Treaty, mutual recognition
of corpus juris, the use of the EU flag on public buildings, and we have
initiated action on the question of citizenship.  We have also had
numerous letters in the national and local press, articles in many
journals and there are some indications that the fundamental issue of
the illegality of the EU treaties has been gaining public support.

However, our work has been severely hampered almost from the beginning
by the activities of a small minority of dissident Members/Shareholders
of the Society.

We have tried our utmost to contain these problems, and indeed have been
assured at least five times over as many months that the problems would
end, so that we could concentrate our fire on the real enemy. However
every one of those assurances has been broken within days. We, the two
Officers of the Company, have finally and with great reluctance been
forced to conclude that there is no longer any prospect of the Society
being able to achieve its objectives and that it would therefore be
inappropriate to continue, and in particular to seek financial support
from others. Thus, in accordance with company law and legal advice, we
have taken steps to close down the Company with immediate effect. Those
who have, most generously, sent donations or subscriptions are receiving
pro-rata refunds and copies of the financial statements. Contributions
received or processed after August 18th will be returned in full.

Despite these problems, which we greatly regret and which we fought hard
to overcome, we firmly believe in our cause and will continue to argue
it at every opportunity, albeit as individuals. We will however play no
part in any new organisation which might emerge, and while we welcome
any and all competent and legitimate efforts to further the Society's
objectives, must point out that no individual or organisation may
represent itself as being a continuation of this Company in any way.

For the record, Ashley Mote hereby asserts and gives notice of his right
under section 77 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 to be
identified as the author of the pamphlet entitled "Defence of the
Realm", copies of which have been lodged with the relevant copyright

For and on behalf of the Magna Carta Society Limited.

Idris R. Francis  (Secretary)     Ashley Mote  (Director)

To view the original CLICK HERE
Committee Room House of Lords


Peers petition Queen on Europe

FOUR peers invoked ancient rights under the Magna Carta yesterday to petition the Queen to block closer integration with Europe.
The Duke of Rutland, Viscount Masserene and Ferrard, Lord Hamilton of Dalzell and Lord Ashbourne were imbued with the spirit of the ancient Charter, thrust on King John in 1215. In accordance with the Charter's Clause 61, the famous enforcement clause, the four presented a vellum parchment at Buckingham Palace, declaring that the ancient rights and freedoms of the British people had to be defended.
The clause, one of the most important in the Charter, which was pressed on King John at Runnymede, allows subjects of the realm to present a quorum of 25 barons with a petition, which four of their number then have to take to the Monarch, who must accept it. It was last used in 1688 at the start of the Glorious Revolution.
The four peers, who were all thrown out of Parliament in November 1999, proved they had that quorum by presenting Sir Robin Janvrin, the Queen's private secretary, with the petition signed by 28 hereditaries and letters of support from another 60. In addition, they claim the support of thousands of members of the public.
They say that several articles in the Treaty of Nice agreed by Tony Blair in December will destroy fundamental British liberties. The Queen has 40 days to respond. Under the Magna Carta's provisions, if the Sovereign does not observe the Charter the people may rise up and wage war on her, seizing castles, lands and possessions until they have redress.
To view the original article CLICK HERE

I hope this helps to clarify the facts that seem to have confussed every liar, cheat and rascall who has tried to deceive people into believing that I was in some way connected with the demise of this organisation.

My actions were merely to support my friends Ashley Mote & Idris Francis in their efforts to present a petition together with Barry Ashdown (Lord Ashdown) and others.

Besides other contributions I made was to find web hosting for the Company with my old friend and associate Mark Oliver who owns and has run, since its inception The Silent Majority web site - primarily as a web resource for EUroRealists and EUroSceptics - which for its day was without a doubt the most comprehensive and edgy available.

I am flattered that in other areas of his web site he felt it apposite to publish a number of essays, letters and opinions which I wrote - these documents are still available at:

For more details CLICK HERE

in picture and modern English translation

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Wednesday, 15 December 2010

#Doc058* - Skeptyk, Filth, The Forum, contempt, cowardice. - UKIP, Farage & Anna Lindh!

#Doc058* - Skeptyk, Filth, The Forum, contempt, cowardice. - UKIP, Farage & Anna Lindh!
Clean EUkip up NOW make UKIP electable! 
The corruption of EUkip’s leadership, 
their anti UKIP claque in POWER & the NEC 
is what gives the remaining 10% a bad name!
Skeptyk, Filth, Butcher, The Forum, Douglas Denny, Stuart Parr, Mike McGough, Mark Croucher - contempt, cowardice. 
- UKIP, Farage & Anna Lindh!!
From: Greg Lance-Watkins
eMail: Greg_L-W (
Tel:      UK: 01291 – 62 65 62


Is it any wonder that the cowards and pond life on Anthony Butcher’s squalid little Forum tend to hide behind false names or silly constructs to dissemble and lie!

Well now we KNOW that ex-member in Nigel Farage!

Thanks for the phone call to tell me the slime were making fools of themselves inventing fantasies about me, and spreading lies as ever – no wonder filth like Skeptyk, Baron, Independent UKIP and now quite clearly Farage masquerading as ex-member, because I KNOW ex-member isn’t me and so the only person who could KNOW Farage leaked FACTS to me was Farage is in fact FARAGE – quite clever really because my sources managed to hide that fact from me and even I didn’t KNOW!

Is it any wonder these low lifes and their mates are too ashamed to use their own names, understandably the likes of Denny, Croucher, McGough and those actually using their own names to lie, slander, libel and defame with their fantasies and deliberate dishonesty clearly have no reputation worth supporting or defending and are happy to be shown as dishonest and dishonourable.
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It is a fact that the person who used to leak UKIP internal decisions to Greg Lance-Watkins was a MR.Nigel Farage. That was of course when he and Greg were bosom friends.
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A measure of the general dishonesty of those writing as Skeptyk too ashamed to put their name to the pack of lies they so often publish is that yet again they dishonestly misrepresent the tragic death of the Swedish Minister Anna Lindh, and my comments on the subject at the time when clearly they will have read the facts they dishonestly choose to be selective to try to present a completely false picture.

Be assured that, as has been shown repeatedly, neither the award winning leading investigative journalist Daniel Foggo on the front page of The Sunday Telegraph, nor I, did anything but tell the truth based upon the facts available to us. 

That this nasty little worm skeptyk yet again chooses to lie is no surprise. They have NEVER been able to show a single instance where I misrepresented a single FACT in a dishonest way and unable to refute the truth they resort to the cowards solution of sheltering behind anonymity and attacking the messenger - just how low will they sink in their gutter!

UKIP leadership may well be weak, useless, incompetent drunkards of no morality or gravitas but in fact it is the filth they have gathered around them forming the dung heap from the top of which they crow that do the most damage and provide the most ammunition for The EU. Filth like those I have named – none of whom does one ever see letters, eMails, articles, blogs or even entries on reputable Forums addressing the EU – they are all but invisible in the battle against membership of The EU, as are the mouthy dishonest liars like Stuart Parr and wee Farage’s children’s club of childish fans, ranging in age from 15-75!

Is there anyone left in UKIP who is not so tainted by association with these filth and with membership of The EFD and the endless scrabbling for personal gain – whether as a liar like Bannerman or Andreasen, a thief and a fraud like Agnew or Bannerman, a spineless self server like Coleman or Buffton, a fool like Bloom or Legge, a self serving venal twerp like Nuttal or Clark,l or an insecure strutting barrow boy like Farage capitalising as a schpieler.

At least Nattrass & Sinclaire had the morality to disassociate themselves from the filth in the dung heap and the vile chums of those on it!

Full marks to Sinclaire who is the ONLY UKIP MEP not just filling her bank account and actually trying her best, whilst under attack from the filth left in UKIP, to serve both her electorate and her Country – more visible to the public than the rest put together as she tries to acquit her constituency duties – fronts the defence against the invasion of Gypsies and land grabbers who quite openly flout planning laws and her Petition for an IN/OUT EU Referendum has been a tremendous achievement as she has funded it herself and driven it forward and even this the filth in UKIP attack as they have absolutely no interest visible in leaving The EU but a huge interest in protecting their income stream and status.

I’m glad of the occasional phonecall to tell me when the vile fools on Butcher’s forum say something of note – they may say what they like about me as everyone knows they are liars and I am not remotely important – I am not asking them to vote for me, I have absolutely no intertest in being a politician or joining ANY party.

A measure of the stupidity of the forum is that they make it very clear they can not refute a word I publish, they can not show a single solitary instance in 1,000s of blogs, 1,000s of forum postings and 1,000s of eMails plus 100s of pages of printed hand outs NOT ONE WORD can they show to be materially untrue, not one word is a lie, not one word is deliberately placed to mislead – they are so bereft of argument that they resort to attacking the messenger.

Yes I stated that I believe elected politicians who betray their Country are committing an act of treason and should face due provcess and even execution if the treason is grave. Yes I commented that I was glad to see someone standing up for their Country and its currency when the BBC announced that a Swedish politician had been attacked by a no campaigner in a shopping mall, in the belief that it was of the style of egg or tomato throwing.

YES I stood by my comment even when the BBC were still claiming it was a No Protester and the politician had died as morally violence in politics must accept the consequences of its action – I am tragicly sorry for her family and Swedish politics that she died and I do not accept murder by anyone be it a protester or the police.

I stood by my comment for several reasons – one that her death WAS a tragedy but an unexpected consequence of mild violence as the BBC was reporting it and I had unwisely endorsed that violence as reported and as I understood it – just as if you hit someone in self defence you MUST accept the consequences if you find they have an annurism of which neither you nor they know and it leads to a burst and death.

It being the run up to Christmas did someone in the US State department walk up to their old friend Richard Holbrook and give him a friendly bear hug that triggered his aeurtal annurism?

Finally as Skeptyk and all other informed individual NOW know the Swedish authorities and the BBC were seemingly deliberately misleading the public and it was not until AFTER the polls closed in Sweden that they let it be known that the unacceptable assault on Anna Lindh was NOT made by a NO Campaigner in their vote of destroying Swedish banking and The Kronner but was in fact a Sammi dissident in protest at the betrayal of The Sammi peoples by Anna Lindh.

I stood by the comment also based on the assurance that it would feature the fact of opposition to the EUro and loss of National identity, sovereignty and economic control on the front page of a major British broadsheet for the first time – which it did and there it has remained. If that means scum like Septic endlessly try to make their sad attacks frankly the damage done to The EU’s scams was well worth it – the issue was brought to the front page!

You may criticise the method but the sacrifice to achieve it was me and I consider my Country and liberty more important  and definitely more important than the views or opinions of cowards and filth like Skeptyk.

Keep shooting the messenger please it has no effect on me but it raises the profile of the FACTS I publish!

Greg L-W.

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My thanks to Niall Warry who has just put the following on The Forum, which is factually about right!:

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OK I've referred back to previous information and it is the time line that is all important in this story so pin back your ears skeptyk because I'll say this only once!

1.Day one Friday the BBC announce that while Anna Lindh was campaigning to scrap the Krona for the Euro she was attacked by a no campaigner. NO more deatils were given as at that stage none were known.

2. Based on this information alone GLW comments that it was good to hear that at last somebody was prepared to stand up for their currency and included this comment in a long e-mail about countries having to give up their currencies for the Euro.

3. Foggo reacts to GLW's e-mail and feels this would make a good story. He agrees for it to be on page 3 with a further supportive article near the middle of the paper by another jounalist. The article was to include a quote form GLW saying something like "Politicians who betray their country after DUE PROCESS should be executed."

4. Day two Saturday - Foggo informs GLW that she has died from a stab wound. GLW had no idea she had been stabbed and thought she had had an egg thrown at or something.

5.Day three Sunday the article is run but the sub-editor to 'spice it up' leaves out from GLW's quote the words DUE PROCESS.

6.Foggo rings GLW to offer an apology which he says will be printed next week but GLW declines this offer feeling an apology buried deep in the paper is hardly worth it. He now admits he stupidly made a mistake not to accept the apology.

7. Protestor turns out to be a Sami from Lapland and not a No campaigner who atacked Anna Lindh for her bretrayal of the Sami's for selling off their land to logging companies and mining interests.

So IMO not the best bit of PR GLW has ever had given people's abiltiy to only see or hear what they want to but the over riding issue still is not the man but his ball.

Has GLW ever said anything about UKIP which is not true?
Last edited by Niall Warry; Today at 05:08 PM.


here is the article from The Sunday Telegraph 7 years ago & for the record:

Eurosceptic hails Lindh murder

A prominent British Eurosceptic has described the murder of the Swedish foreign minister Anna Lindh as the act of a "patriot" and called upon other anti-euro campaigners to be prepared to take similar action against government figures here.
Police are investigating whether Greg Lance-Watkins, who runs EuroRealist, an internet site which is virulently against Britain's membership of the EU, has acted illegally.
Ms Lindh, 46, a leading proponent of the pro-euro campaign in Sweden which culminates today in a referendum on whether to join the currency, was stabbed by an unknown assailant four days ago. Mr Lance-Watkins has issued a statement welcoming the attack on Ms Lindh.
He calls British ministers "traitors" for signing away the UK's sovereignty and says they should be tried for treason.
In e-mails sent to a variety of organisations, he said: "I do hope there will be patriots in Britain with the courage to deal with traitors that has been shown in Sweden.
"If our corrupt politicians force us to take the same route to defend our economy and country . . . then I suggest the first patriot to take direct action is remembered by putting his or her statue on the remaining plinth in Trafalgar Square." A spokesman for Gwent Police said: "We will look at these e-mails to see if there is anything of a criminal nature."
Last night Mr Lance-Watkins stood by his comments. "Yes, I do support the execution of elected politicians when they seek to betray the electorate and their country," he said.

To view the original article CLICK HERE

Eurosceptic hails Lindh murder

Title written NOT by Daniel Foggo but by sub editor for front page attention. AFTER DF had left for the weekend.
Do NOTE the time & date DF filed HIS story - one minute past midnight on Saturday morning. (sorry correction - an obvious error this was the Sunday morning. Clearly it could not in fact be 12:01hrs. on the 14th! Fortunately a simple error that alters nothing but actually shows the facts as I remember them to be MORE accurate as DF had long left the building! There is bound to be some duplicitous low life try and score points on this detail relative to 7 years ago. Would that they would put the effort into addressing the issues not preening over the mere messenger but then it is clear they lack the integrity or ability to address the message.)
A prominent British Eurosceptic has described the murder of the Swedish foreign minister Anna Lindh as the act of a "patriot" and called upon other anti-euro campaigners to be prepared to take similar action against government figures here.
My statement to DF was regarding the attack as reported by the BBC as I had received the information originally - The BBC stated the Minister had been attacked by a No Campaigner on the Wednesday evening with no further relevant details.
Police are investigating whether Greg Lance-Watkins, who runs EuroRealist, an internet site which is virulently against Britain's membership of the EU, has acted illegally.
As was obvious to them some low life mischief maker had phoned the Police relative to my eMail - of course no meaningful investigation took place and the malicious phonecall was ignored - I personally checked with the police at the time.
Ms Lindh, 46, a leading proponent of the pro-euro campaign in Sweden which culminates today in a referendum on whether to join the currency, was stabbed by an unknown assailant four days ago.
The assailant was I understand known to the police in Sweden as a Sammi dissident and was I understand arrested on the day of the attack.

Interestingly neither Daniel Foggo nor I were aware of any mention of any other culprit until AFTER the polls closed in the surrender referendum and the line was maintained by the Swedish Government and I understand The BBC that the attack was by a No Campaigner seemingly for the sympathy vote for the betrayal of Sweden.
Mr Lance-Watkins has issued a statement welcoming the attack on Ms Lindh.
CORRECT - when aware that an attack had taken place I was under the impression from the BBC reports that the equivalent of someone throwing an egg at her had occurred and it was not until Daniel phoned me, on, as I recall, the Friday that I became aware of the severity of the assault.
He calls British ministers "traitors" for signing away the UK's sovereignty and says they should be tried for treason.
CORRECT - I stand by this statement and British politicians and their political class and apparatchiks have dishonestly and unlawfully betrayed the peoples and Country of Britain in clear and irrefutable betrayal of The British Constitution as in Magna Carta and every single amendment allowable or made to it since.
In e-mails sent to a variety of organisations, he said: "I do hope there will be patriots in Britain with the courage to deal with traitors that has been shown in Sweden.
CORRECT - And so I do to this day in the context of the severity of the attack as and when I made the comment based upon the reporting and style of report of the BBC radio at the time (I do not have a TV nor have I had for 15 years). 
"If our corrupt politicians force us to take the same route to defend our economy and country . . . then I suggest the first patriot to take direct action is remembered by putting his or her statue on the remaining plinth in Trafalgar Square."
I believe this to be a good and effective use of the 4th. plinth most other statuary in London is of honourable men and women who defended these United Kingdoms, minded that no serious crime was involved in the defence of our currency and peoples.
A spokesman for Gwent Police said: "We will look at these e-mails to see if there is anything of a criminal nature."
You will note the comment 'IF' and the fact that he is commenting relative to 'e'Mails written in the clear belief that no injury of note had been caused as per the BBC reports at the time.
Last night Mr Lance-Watkins stood by his comments. "Yes, I do support the execution of elected politicians when they seek to betray the electorate and their country," he said.
CORRECT - Minded of the use of the word 'execution' which would clearly have a legal connotation and be the outcome of due process for treason which was unlawfully set aside by politicians to prevent them from this risk of due process - it will be noted the majority of the public believe it is the duty of the state to protect the innocent mebers of the state and the country by Judicious use of a death penalty.

Anna Lindh was, with the benefit of hindsight, fatally stabbed during the afternoon of Wednesday 10-Sep-2010.

I issued my 'e'Mail based upon the BBC news report that gave absolutely no indication it was a severe attack on the evening of 10-Sep-2010

I became aware that Anna Lindh had tragically died on Friday the 12-Sept-2010 when Daniel Foggo phoned to tell me and offered to pull the article. I understand the BBC announced the tragic death of Anna Lindh late on Thursday 11-Sept-2010 long after strenuous efforts were made, involving near constant transfussion and well over 9 hours of surgery time. There had been a period when they thought they had saved her life and she rallied only subsequently to require further surgery and I understand she died in surgery.

These details were given to me by two of the 3 Swedish Newspapers that phoned me 2 on the Sunday and one on the Monday - All three journalists considered, in the light of the facts, that it was an understandable error leading to a non story. They also informed me that even most of the media in Sweden were led to believe that the assailant was a No Campaigner until deadlines had passed for the closing of the ballot!

Two of the journalists said they knew and were in touch with the family and when asked to pass on my condollences personally assured me they would. On the Monday a phone call was made by an official from Sweden who thanked me for the condollences as they had been passed on to the family and explained the Swedish authorities had no interest in the report and understood the time lines.

The outcome and reasoning was as published above. Daniel Foggo brought the article up to date with wording he read to me on Saturday afternoon 13-Sep-2010.

The sub editor appended the sensationalist headline beyond the control of Daniel Foggo and made what he considered suitable minor alterations.

I have heard absolutely nothing further of this matter other than when the corrupt and dishonest seek to make capital out of selective representation in what is clearly a dishonest and cowardly way - all too often sheltering their dishonourable behaviour behind anonymity knowing that their reprehensible behaviour at the time, let alone seven years later brings shame on their identity which they thus hide.

I expect filth who can not honourably deal with the truth I publish on this and utter matters will seek out any filth they can concoct to try to defame the messenger - they seem not to be bright enough to realise the harm it does them each time as they wriggle and wheedle to make an issue of an event with absolutely no relevance to the facts they can not dispel.

Any individual of any morality or integrity will be aware that to attack the messenger in default of the message - the man instead of the ball - demeans the attacker and strenthens the message - those witjh an ability to lead evidence to overturn information are in the main respected but those who lead no consequential material in an attack on the man rather than the ball are rightly held in contempt by honourable men and women.

Failure to show that I have EVER deliberately and wittingly lied or misled whilst too cowardly to put their name to their attacks shows the depths to which such filth will sink in defence of their income or status.
More Details of Anna Lindh's life can be found at CLICK HERE

A speculative theory on the death of Anna Lindh CLICK HERE

In memory of Bo Holmberg widower of Anna Lindh CLICK HERE

The Anna Lindh Foundation (a part of EUROMED) CLICK HERE

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Tuesday, 5 October 2010

#Doc056* - CONDELL, Pat 01

#Doc056* - CONDELL, Pat 01

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Pat Condell
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Condell in January 2006.
Pseudonym Eddie Zibin (used in the 1980s)[1]
Birth name Patrick Condell
Born 23 November 1949 (1949-11-23) (age 60)
Medium writer
Nationality British
Years active 1980s–present[1][3]
Genres Topical comedy/satire
Subject(s) Religion, religious/political satire
Patrick Condell (born November 23, 1949) is a British writer and internet personality. He performed alternative comedy shows during the 1980s and 1990s in the United Kingdom, and won a Time Out Comedy Award in 1991. He was also a regular panellist on BBC Radio 1's "Loose Talk".
From early 2007, he began posting short monologues denouncing religion to a number of video sharing websites. His videos have been featured on many websites, including YouTube and LiveLeak. They have also been published to DVD, and also as a book of video transcripts.[4] As of September 2010, Pat Condell's YouTube channel has over 130,000 subscribers and over 25 million views.

Early life

Condell was born in Ireland[5] an Irish Catholic[6] and raised in England as a Roman Catholic. He was educated in several different Church of England schools across South London; he said of this time "I found myself segregated in assembly and shunted into another room while everyone said their morning prayers. The whole pantomime seemed hollow to me even then. Once you become aware of the gulf between what people profess to believe and how they actually behave, it’s hard to take any of it seriously."[6] His father was a compulsive gambler working in a betting shop until he was sent to prison for stealing money. He then died of leukemia in prison.[6] The family was impoverished, moving repeatedly from one rented flat to another. Condell left school at 16, and his first job was washing dishes in the revolving restaurant on top of the Post Office tower, now known as the BT Tower, in London for five shillings an hour.[7]
Condell became a vegetarian in 1976 after watching a deer being butchered.[8] Condell did a number of jobs including six years logging in Canada.[6]


Condell performed alternative comedy shows during the 1980s and 1990s in the United Kingdom, his first performance on stage was at the age of 32 in a comedy sketch called Mountbatten’s Plimsoll.[1][6] He also wrote poetry and appeared in the Poetry Olympics at the Young Vic Theatre in 1982,[9] which led to a job writing weekly poems for the Time Out magazine. Pat was described at the time as "a manic gimlet-eyed, crop-haired poet" in Drama: The Quarterly Theatre Review book.[10]
He then performed on the London Alternative Comedy circuit for several years (originally under the name Eddie Zibin).[1] He also performed at the Tunnel Club, next to the Blackwall Tunnel, where he describes the audience as a "nightmare"; bottles and glasses were thrown at him, and one person attempted to cut the microphone lead with a pair of garden shears. Condell was a performer at The Comedy Store in the Cutting Edge team,[6] with whom he performed at the Edinburgh Fringe in 1991.[11] That year Condell was the winner of a Time Out Comedy Award.[12] From 1991 to 1994 he was a regular panellist on BBC Radio 1's "Loose Talk".[13] During the mid 1990s, Condell was performing over 200 times a year. Due to the late nights and regular travelling he decided to start writing for other comedians, while still doing the occasional performance.[6] In 1991 he performed comedy sketches at Duke of York's Theatre, which were released onto DVD as Barf Bites Back! (1991).[14] His 2006 stand-up show ‘Faith Hope and Sanity’, subtitled ‘A Few Jokes About Religion Before It Kills Us All’, was a platform for his comedy and atheist beliefs. "This is the first time I’ve set out to write a show in order to say something, rather than just as a vehicle for stand-up" he said of the show. "It seems to me that fundamentalist Christians, jihadist Muslims and settlement-building Jews are causing more than their share of trouble in the world. World events are being driven by people with apocalyptic delusions, while here in Britain a paralysing liberal guilt allows religious bigots to use intimidation and violence to stamp out free speech. If you can’t get laughs out of all that, you can’t get them out of anything."[6] He performed the show at London’s Etcetera Theatre.[15][16] Chortle gave Condell's performance a positive review saying "His wide-ranging observational routine contains barely a dud line, which is some achievement for 40 minutes of reasonably fast-paced stuff."[17]
He is also author of the play Barry Sorts It Out.[18] The Financial Times gave it a negative review describing it as "a sordid East End comedy written by stand-up Pat Condell. It repeats ad nauseam the same gag, in which Barry's narrative recounts his calm, reasonable thoughts followed with a "so I..." by his crassly Neanderthal actions."[19]
Condell has said of his humour "I used to talk about this stuff in comedy clubs until I discovered internet video. Now I get a lot more death threats, but I don't have to deal with drunks."[20]

[edit] Online videos

Condell had posted 76 video monologues on various video sites as of September, 2010, which together had notched up over 15 million hits.[3][21][22][23] In September 2009, he was one of the top ten most subscribed users on YouTube in the United Kingdom, and the most subscribed to Comedian of all time in the UK.[24][25] Eight of his videos are in the top hundred most commented on videos in the UK.[26] His videos have caused Condell to receive hundreds of death threats and also lots of support.[27][28][29]
His videos have been featured on websites and blogs, including Little Green Footballs,[30] YouTube,[31] LiveLeak,[21] Jihad Watch,[32] MilkandCookies,[33] Kathy Shaidle's blog,[34] Geert Wilders, the leader of the political party Party for Freedom website,[35], PZ Myers' blog Pharyngula[36], and Richard Dawkins' website.[37] In 2007 one of Condell's YouTube videos was used in a presentation by Sir Harold Kroto, recipient of the 1996 Nobel Prize for Chemistry, at the Beyond Belief symposium.[38][39]
Condell's first video, uploaded to YouTube on February 8, 2007[40] was his participation in The Blasphemy Challenge,[41] an Internet-based project which aims to get atheists to come out and declare themselves as atheists.[42] The challenge asks atheists to submit videos to the website YouTube, in which they record themselves blaspheming or denying the existence of the Holy Spirit.[43][44]
Pat Condell Anthology
Front cover of Condell's anthology DVD showing the titles, author name and PZ Myers quote.
Front cover of Condell's anthology DVD.
Distributed by
Release date(s) April 29, 2008
Running time 180 minutes
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In April 2010, Condell urged his viewers to vote "for freedom" and claimed that a "vote for any of the three main parties" would be a wasted vote in the 2010 general election.[45] The same day the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) claimed that Condell "urges voters to shun the three old parties and vote UKIP".[46][47]
Richard Dawkins, author of The God Delusion, said of Condell that "Pat Condell is unique. Nobody can match his extraordinary blend of suavity and savagery. With his articulate intelligence he runs rings around the religious wingnuts that are the targets of his merciless humour. Thank goodness he is on our side". In 2008, Dawkins's website released a collection of Condell's monologues on DVD, titled Pat Condell: Anthology.[48] The DVD was also sold on[49]
In an interview with the Bosnian magazine Start,[50][51] Condell says his intent "is to get other people's unprovable beliefs out of my life, and out of government, the law and education. I don't care what people believe as long as I don't have to keep hearing about it."[52]
He has been criticised by Christian author Dinesh D'Souza on AOL News, who said "If the televangelists are guilty of producing some simple-minded, self-righteous Christians, then the atheist authors are guilty of producing self-congratulatory buffoons like Condell."[53] Atheist biology professor and blogger PZ Myers, on the other hand, endorsed Condell with a terse "Speak it, brother!".[54] The book Raising Freethinkers: A Practical Guide for Parenting Beyond Belief, describes Condell as "breathtakingly intelligent, articulate, uncompromising, and funny".[55]
He is a member of the National Secular Society[22] and has a large following of users on the Internet, including a Facebook group dedicated to him.[56]

"Mosque At Ground Zero"

Condell has been resolute and outspoken in his opposition to the development of Park51, near the site of the September 11th World Trade Centre terrorist attacks, in Lower Manhattan. On June 2010 he released a video titled "No mosque at Ground Zero" where he claimed that it was representative of Islamic triumphalism and that the United States was soon on the verge of Islamization and have its freedoms trimmed, as Europe has.[57]. Pat Condell claimed:

To describe it as they have as a tribute to the victims is beyond bad taste, and shows a profound contempt for those who died. It would be hard to find a more provocative gesture short of standing on their graves and burning the American flag. Yet how typical of Islam, with its own hair trigger sensitivity to the slightest imagined insult, to do something so arrogant and insensitive.[58]

Additionally, Condell cast some doubt over the funding of the Mosque, and claimed that Islam would have been banned in the civilized world, if it wasn't for the fact it was a religion, and compared it to Nazi Germany.

The trouble with Islam reaction

Condell also received criticism after links to his monologue, titled The trouble with Islam, were circulated to commissioners in the California city of Berkeley's Peace and Justice Commission. Condell said in the video that he thought Islam was "a religion of war", that "Muslim women in Britain who cover their faces are mentally ill", though in some parts of the world women had no choice but to cover their face, as they were "governed... by primitive pigs whose only achievement in life is to be born with a penis in one hand and a Qur'an in the other." Commissioner Elliot Cohen described Condell's comments as "insulting, degenerating and racist".[59]
Condell then accused Cohen of being "motivated by his own narrow personal and political agenda which has nothing to do with me or the video clip."[60] The video was initially sent to them by fellow Peace and Justice Commissioner Jonathan Wornick, who said it "tries to expose intolerance in the Muslim world," such as "the intolerance of radical Islamists who say if you insult Allah, you should have your head cut off."[61] Condell said that its popularity proves "there is an enthusiastic audience for comedy ideas and opinions which are routinely censored out of existence in the UK’s mainstream media, thanks to misguided political correctness".[62]

YouTube censorship

Condell's video "Welcome to Saudi Britain" was removed by YouTube early in October 2008, but reinstated shortly after, due to other YouTube users complaining and posting the video on their own accounts. In it Condell criticises Britain's sanctioning of a Sharia court, and refers to the entire country of Saudi Arabia as mentally ill for its abuse of women.
A YouTube spokesman said "YouTube has clear policies that prohibit inappropriate content on the site, such as pornography, gratuitous violence or hate speech...If users repeatedly break these rules we disable their accounts." The National Secular Society were amongst the complainants to YouTube, saying "as usual, he (Condell) does not mince his words, but he is not saying anything that is untrue. His main thrust is one of outrage on behalf of those Muslim women who will suffer because they are forced to have their marital problems solved in a male-dominated Sharia court."[13]
Shortly after, YouTube reversed their earlier decision saying "Upon further review of the context of Pat Condell's comments, we've reinstated it." Richard Dawkins applauded the reversal, saying "I congratulate YouTube on an excellent decision. Pat Condell is hard-hitting, but always quietly reasonable in tone."[63] Condell believed that it was removed due to a flagging campaign by Islamic activists.[27][28][29]
In his next video "Stop sharia law in Britain", Condell thanked his supporters, YouTube, and the people who flagged the video for removal and giving it publicity. He clarifies the meaning of his statement in his previous video which caused the video to be removed, where he referred to the entire country of Saudi Arabia as mentally ill.[64]
YouTube also briefly removed Condell's video "Godless and free" but he received an email from YouTube explaining that it had been done in error.[27][28][29]


Year Name Medium Role Notes References
1991 Barf Bites Back! Stand-up Comedy Actor
1997 Barry Sorts It Out Comedy Writer
1998 Stand and Deliver Stand-up Comedy Writer
2008 Pat Condell Anthology Stand-up Comedy Writer/actor An anthology of 35 of Condell's videos. [48][49]

An Irish joke
A god of life
Ban the burka
Sharia fiasco
God the psycho
Laugh at Sudan
Was Jesus gay?
More demands from Islam
Am I a racist?
In Jesus' name
Happy Easter
Hello America
Re: The Blasphemy Challenge

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