Monday, 30 April 2012

Shatter Watch: So much for diversity of opinion.....

Independent News and Media (INM) are currently undergoing a major battle for control between the Tony O'Reilly and Denis O'Brien factions.  Looks like O'Brien is going to win. The editorial staff have been in high dudgeon about this for quite some time, given the multiple and extensive media outlets already under  O'Brien's  control in Ireland.

The point being made is that we could have a Berlusconi type situation, whereby a single mogul can define the parameters of public discourse. That would be terrible, according to the Indo. We need free speech, plurality of opinions, print and be damned, let the cards fall wherever they may. Etc. etc. etc.

Well it seems that their thirst for diversity of opinion goes only so far.  You see, I sent in this letter to the Sunday Independent, supposedly the bravest of the lot.  I took care to avoid any form of inflammatory verbiage but yet made a telling point. It is also, if I may say so, well written. Vastly better than most of the stuff the Indo prints.

Yet they spiked it.

Have a read and judge for yourself.

"The number of new Irish citizenships awarded since Alan Shatter became Minister for Justice has exploded .  From a few hundred on average in earlier years it’s now heading up to the 10,000 mark in the 12 months or so since he assumed office.  No fewer than 4,000 were awarded on one day alone earlier this month!

Now there’s another initiative aimed at facilitating migrant entrepreneurs and investors from outside of the European Economic Area to set up in Ireland. Two things surprised me about this. First was the, by international standards, laughably low financial benchmark, no more than €70,000. Even more surprising was its source, the same Minister for Justice and Defence. I’d have expected this to come from his colleague  the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, or even the Minister of State for Research and Innovation.

Maybe they’re just not as enthusiastic as Alan, who swears by the untold benefits these new citizens will bring to the country. What surprises me then is that, despite being described by the Jerusalem Post  as “an articulate and courageous friend of Israel" he’s so reluctant for that country to share in the bounty he so assiduously prescribes for us.  Au contraire, he’s a trenchant and implacable opponent of such people getting next or near Israel.

Odd, isn’t it?"

This piece, IMHO, is challenging but not 'offensive'.  It puts it straight up to Shatter. Well, it would have had they printed it.  So much for the plurality of opinion they prattle on about.

If any of you want to try to get it published under your own my guest.

Friday, 27 April 2012

A tennis coach's lament

I have a friend who’s a tennis coach. A truly lovely guy, kind, tolerant, generous, never a bad word for anyone.  Always sees the best in everyone.  Gets saddened when I talk about blacks the way I do, as in ‘why should the colour of our skin make a difference?’  He’s undoubtedly a Deluded White Liberal (DWL) but unlike most of that genus, he’s not a preening self-satisfied  hypocrite.  He’s just genuinely nice.

Recently he took on the coaching job at a school in Cork city that had been substantially ‘enriched’. Having a coffee with him last weekend he confided ‘you know, I’m reluctantly coming around to your way of thinking.  About blacks, I mean’. It seems that the African cultural enrichers are making his life a misery, and his job impossible.

‘Once they know you have no coercive power over them they just run wild.  I never thought I'd actually say this’ he added, looking nervously around him,  ’but, well, they remind me of monkeys. No respect for authority, no discipline, no control, scampering around right and left, knocking over the cones, stealing the balls,  ruining it for everyone else’.

Quelle surprise?

‘Did you raise this with the school principal?’ I asked.  ‘I did.  And she ran a mile from it.  Didn’t want to hear a word about it.  Waved me away.’

As  British and American readers keep pointing out, we’re faithfully following all the mistakes made in those countries.  Right down to turning our faces away from the nature of the problem.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

An outrage leads to a question

Most British readers have probably heard about the case of Sheffield United and Wales striker Ched Evans who has been jailed for five years for raping a teenager. And dead right too, you’re probably saying.  But there are a few strange, not to say bizarre, things about this particular rape.  The girl apparently  was 'too drunk to consent' to sex.  Maybe.  But earlier in the evening , as CCTV footage showed, she approached Evans’ friend Clayton McDonald, then, having made his acquaintance was seen flagging down a taxi into which she and McDonald entered.

Now, late at night, you’re in a drunken state, you chat up a footballer, get with him into a taxi that you have flagged down.  I wonder where she thought she was going?  The British Museum?   A medieval poetry reading?  Well, you’ll be amazed to hear that they headed off to a hotel where they had sex. On the way to the hotel McDonald rang up Evans and told him he ’had a bird’ and invited him along.  Now presumably the ‘bird’ overheard this invitation.  In any event, Evans came along and he too had sex with her.

Was this rape?  Well the girl says she remembers nothing, which begs the question: how  did the police got involved and how did it became a rape case at all?  But that’s not the best part of it.  You see although both men had sex with the inebriated woman, and Evans’s career is now effectively ruined, McDonald was acquitted.  Let me repeat: McDonald was acquitted

This lead to Daily Mail reader Stuart from West Yorkshire asking “Don't see how two men can have sex with a women who was too intoxicated to consent yet only one of them was found guilty of rape because of her intoxication and the other was freed. How does that work?”

Well Stuart, happily I can be of assistance here.  And the explanation comes by way of a photo of the two men. Take a close look. Now do you understand , Stuart?  In case you’re a bit slow on the uptake, Evans is a white male, and McDonald is black.  Now do you  see? 

This grotesque distortion of justice underlines once again an important  issue for all of us. It’s this.  Will such outrages have the effect of – at some stage – galvanising white men into a rebellion against the injustices heaped on them for two generations?  Or will they just sink further into the new Orwellian reality that has been created with them in mind?  I fear the latter.  Look at how the British working class male has been eviscerated and emasculated over the last fifty years.  Abused, mocked  and denigrated.  Yet he’s taken it all and in fact, if you read the comments to the article (filtered no doubt, but still….) you’ll find no shortage of British men supporting what happened.

And incidentally, I haven’t seen a single comment that raises the racial aspect of the verdict.  Not one.

I don’t know the answer, but I'm not optimistic.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

The Lord moves in mysterious ways.

Even though it’s been a central component of our culture I’ve hated organised Christianity from a very young age.  A major part of the revulsion has been the all-consuming stench of hypocrisy that slimed every level of the organisation. But if you want to encounter an industrial scale example, well, read on.

According to the Irish TimesMichelle Mulherin (FG Mayo) gave the media palpitations during the debate on abortion legislation when she quivered about “fornication” in the course of an ironically impenetrable speech.”  Michelle bemoaned the country’s moral turpitude, it’s proliferation of fornication, and then issued a dire warning. “Fornication leads to births outside of marriage

Wow!  Who could have imagined?

For her troubles this throwback to a bygone age  became the butt of countless jokes, one of which had a photo of her in a nun’s garb.

But the real Michelle , “who holds strong Christian beliefs” is somewhat different to this picture. Because she has had, as ‘a very  close companion’ a Kenyan cultural enricher. Since 1997!   "But The Irish Mail reveals that  in defending her position she neglected to mention her own first-hand knowledge of the impact sex outside marriage can have.  The Irish Mail on Sunday can reveal that the man she is referring to is Mr Kole, a devout born-again Christian educated in Mombasa, Kenya.

“Kole, who ‘holds very strong born-again Christian beliefs’ (just like Michelle) left Kenya in the mid-Eighties and moved to London, where he worked as a part-time photographer for a number of years before travelling to Ireland for a weekend break in 1989. During his short stay here, he met a wealthy French woman and the pair began a relationship. He moved to Ireland to live with her full time.”

Aw, isn’t that nice?  I love a bit of romance.

According to the Mail however “after three years together, the couple decided to go their separate ways and Mr Kole, who was describing himself as an actor at the time” (well fuck me, that was true anyway) “moved to Calary, Co. Wicklow” where the 35 year-old met an 18-year-old south Dublin girl who "would go on to have his child". No surprise there.  But here comes the really amazing bit.  Are you holding on to something solid? Because Kole left the mother and hightailed it when the baby was just 12 months old!  

Can you credit a black father doing that?

Shortly after abandoning the mother and child this devout Christian met another devout Christian. In this case Michelle Mulherrin, who was and is quite a high flyer. She’s a leading lawyer in the West of Ireland, Mayor of Ballina (a good-sized town on Mayo) and a TD (equivalent to a British MP).  Undeterred by his past indiscretions she brought Kone back to Ballina with her and got him a job in a hotel. And he’s been there since.  Now, given that they’re both devout God-fearing Christians we must assume that the relationship is totally platonic.

Yes. An African going without muh dick for 15 years.

Truly a miracle.  Truly the Lord moves in mysterious ways.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Shatter watch: The 'New Irish' tsunami gathers pace

Well, I've got to hand it to Shitter. He doesn't hang about. Not when there's urgent nation-wrecking and population replacement to be undertaken. Having in his first year of office catapulted the number of 'New Irish' from a hundred or so annually to 2,600 you'd imagine that he'd have the decency to lie low for a while, his dirty work being well in hand.

Not a bit of it. As an Orthodox Jew he'll know all about chutzpa. You see I now learn that no fewer than 4,000 - that's right, four thousand - new citizenship certificates were granted on one day, April 1st last. Appropriate that. But the joke is on us goyim. "From early morning they queued for the citizenship ceremonies which were introduced by the Minister for Justice Alan Shatter last year", the Irish Slimes tells us. "Yesterday’s event was the biggest so far, with 4,000 receiving their naturalisation certificates during the day. They first took an oath in front of Mr Shatter and retired judge Bryan McMahon to “hereby solemnly declare my fidelity to the Israeli Irish nation and my loyalty to the State”. The particular state to which the loyalty applied was not mentioned.

The report didn't mention whether 'our' Minister enjoined the 'New Irish' to "go forth and multiply throughout the land". Doesn't need to.

He doesn't need to.

If you have not done so already I suggest you read my earlier post A Tale Of Two Queues here.

Please, would those of you with access to an Irish audience highlight this post to as many people as possible. We need to bring this treachery to a halt.

This is at Helsinki University

Yes, believe it or not, this image is taken from the epicentre of the most blonde country on the planet. Note that it seems all of the women are white, all of the men black.

"The one and only Club Swagga is about to crank it up at a new swaggalicious location! Swagga bounce your way to Helsinki Club for the hottest night of urban music and quality entertainment in town! The phenomenal DJ Shy Shy from London, UK with the help of DJ X Ray, DJ Nestar and MC Baby Joe will be bringing you the hottest RnB, Hip Hop, Dancehall, Reggaeton, Soca and Afro - all night long."

Safe to assume that Finland will have its very own mini mulatto population quite soon.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

I might 'come out'

No, I'm not a closet fag or carpet muncher. I'm talking about revealing my true identity.

I say this after another vile airline travel experience. On the Cork to Heathrow flight I was enraged to see this attractive blonde woman with at least four half-caste children. And yes, they were right beside me, make that all over me, on the flight. Totally out of control, running up and down the aisle, climbing over other passengers while being drooled over by the flight staff. The interesting thing was that the 'father'/sperm donor took a seat far away from all the mayhem, leaving the mother to handle it all on her own. Wonder he was there at all.

Then to the ghastly Heathrow, run by those from the Indian sub-continent for those from the Indian sub-continent. Endless 'security' queues, manned as often as not by bearded fanatics straight out of Tora Bora. And of course while the rest of us strip off and get groped, the people under the burkas (men or women, who knows?) get airily waved through. Mustn't upset their sensibilities.

Flight to Bulgaria was mercifully non diverse, as is Sofia, but fact is, travel has become a complete pain in the ass. Now if I don't travel I essentially don't work. and that's where the thought of retirement comes in. I'm financially secure to why not pack it in? Lady Savant strongly supports this position. Now should I do that I needn't worry about secrecy any more. Then again, the way things are going, maybe I do need to worry aboout it. Because the west is becoming a police state where Thought Crime is now top of the law's agenda.

Needs further thought..........

Monday, 16 April 2012

An alternative view

An excellent montage from Irate Irishman blog.

Shows it as it could be. And no more misleading than what we've been treated to on the MSM.

Friday, 13 April 2012

Are they pushing for an explosive White reaction?

Increasingly I wonder whether there's a deliberate attempt to goad White Americans beyond the point of endurance. My view all along was that 'minorities' would capitalise on 'White guilt' (in reality a catholic (small 'c') sense of altruism unknown in other races) to extract as much loot and power as they could. But some recent developments make me ask whether there's an expanded agenda.

The most obvious and galling is of course the practice of ignoring the tsunami of black-on-White violence while making the rare reverse incident a cause for national anguish and White flagellation. The Black Panthers and Spike Lee openly call for the murders of Whites (or a White Hispanic!) and not a thing is done. The BPs practice open voter intimidation, again, nothing from the forces of law and order. In Alabama of all places the police 'won't take on' a criminally violent black motor cycle gang. Anything that even vaguely smacks of a 'white militia' is ruthlessly suppressed, yet La Raza, the Crips, Bloods and MS-13 operate undistrurbed. Obama openly and unilaterally moves in the rare instance when a victim is black, ignores any and all White victims.

Now we have a Harvard Professor, "Dr." Charles Ogletree claiming “I want to see the first white victim of the stand your ground by a black defendant and see if it works.” That's right. He's expressing the wish to see a White victim of stand your ground.

So back to my original question. Are they setting out to provoke a White reaction, or are they so marinated in victimhood and entitlement that they've simply lost touch with reality and are set the kill the White goose that lays the golden eggs? Because it seems to me, from this distance over in the Emerald Isle, that Whites must soon reach breaking point.

In closing let me quote part of a comment from Amren in response to 'Dr.' Ogletree (who, quelle surprise, is a convicted academic plagiarist).

First you'd have to find a black who was LEGALLY ENTITLED to carry a weapon.

Next, you'd have to have said black actually be the VICTIM of an attack by a white man. In other words, the black is just standing there bird-watching when the white man suddenly attacks him.

Next, said black's homies cannot jump in and interfere.

Next, the black cannot run away and hide . . . he must actually "stand his ground" in a fight.

Next, your black must be able to hit what he aims at . . . in other words, he can't be drunk or high.

Finally, your special black must hang around and wait for the po-lice. He can't run away because of outstanding warrants or because he matches the description of the guy who just robbed the corner liquor store.

You find that one-in-a-trillion black who can meet those criteria and we just may have us a test case!

Monday, 9 April 2012

Warning: Truth is no defense

All of you I'm sure have heard by now that John Derbyshire has been fired from his job at the 'conservative' National Review for an article he wrote in Takimag. The article was in the form of advice to his kids in dealing with blacks. Here's an excerpt of some of his main points, as taken from Amren.

(9) A small cohort of blacks—in my experience, around five percent—is ferociously hostile to whites and will go to great lengths to inconvenience or harm us. A much larger cohort of blacks—around half—will go along passively if the five percent take leadership in some event. They will do this out of racial solidarity, the natural willingness of most human beings to be led, and a vague feeling that whites have it coming.

(10) Thus, while always attentive to the particular qualities of individuals, on the many occasions where you have nothing to guide you but knowledge of those mean differences, use statistical common sense:

(10a) Avoid concentrations of blacks not all known to you personally.

(10b) Stay out of heavily black neighborhoods.

(10c) If planning a trip to a beach or amusement park at some date, find out whether it is likely to be swamped with blacks on that date (neglect of that one got me the closest I have ever gotten to death by gunshot).

(10d) Do not attend events likely to draw a lot of blacks.

(10e) If you are at some public event at which the number of blacks suddenly swells, leave as quickly as possible.

Now what's noticeable about this, and I'm trying to be totally objective here, is that everything he says is true, and represents the kind of advice any responsible parent would give. Including those who fired The Derb. You can bet that they won't have their kids in a 'vibrant' educational or social environment. No, that's for the working class whites, whom these people despise.

The hypocrisy is of course overwhelming and sickening. But the real lesson to take is that truth is no defense. It's extended to losing your job for a long time but it now will be no defense if you're prosecuted for 'hate'. There's a real battle on here folks. Our enemies are totalitarian in the true sense of that term.

Be warned.

Friday, 6 April 2012

Shatter Watch: 70,000 pieces of silver

Today is Good Friday, the day Judas Iscariot sold out Jesus for thirty pieces of silver. Now we have a latter day Judas who’s selling out ‘his’ country for the inflation-adjusted equivalent of the thirty pieces. I’ll explain. But first let me ask you a question. Which Irish Minister would be likeliest to propose an incentive scheme for encouraging business innovation? Surely the answer would be the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation? Or less likely perhaps, the one responsible for Foreign Affairs and Trade? What about the Minister of State for Small Business, or the Minister of State for Trade and Development, or the Minister of State for Research and Innovation?

Any of these would seem to be perfect matches.

Now who would you see as the Minister least likely to propose such a scheme? Hmmmm…..Well, the one with responsibility for arts and the Irish language would be an obvious one. Or even more bizarre the Minister for Justice and Defense. Stuff and nonsense, you’d say. And you’d be correct…. in a country where politicians work (kind of) for the benefit of their country, not set out actively to destroy it. But we’re talking about Ireland here, and a very special Minister. A minister who’s very aggrieved with Ireland because we only sent tens of thousands of volunteers to fight Hitler. We should have done more. We should be ashamed. We need to do penance. Even after all those years.

The Irish Examiner tells us “Justice Minister Alan Shatter has secured approval for two major immigration initiatives aimed at facilitating migrant entrepreneurs and investors from outside of the European Economic Area. The initiatives are designed to accommodate those who, in return for permission to reside in the state, are prepared to invest here to save or create jobs. The second scheme is called the Start Up Entrepreneur Programme. Under this scheme, any individual from outside the EU, with € 70,000 will be given residency to either set up a business here, or perhaps to buy out an existing Irish owned business.”

Yup, you read that right. For the price of a modest shipment of heroin from Nigeria or a child bride from Pakistan you can enter and settle down in Ireland, availing of all our free educational and health services. Here’s the exact wording. “The Start-up Entrepreneur Programme provides that migrants with a good business idea in the innovation economy and funding of €70k can be given residency in this State for the purposes of developing their business. No initial job creation targets will be set as it is recognised that such businesses can take some time to get off the ground.”

Did you get the last bit? “No initial job creation targets will be set as it is recognised that such businesses can take some time to get off the ground.” Boy, Alan is really making it unattractive, isn't he? And I might add that the requirement to "be of good character", a key criterion of the old Business Permission visa, has been omitted completely from this latest wheeze. Obviously Shatter isn’t too keen on people of good character. The Examiner goes on Minister Shatter concluded the introduction by saying “Immigration systems can assist in job creation and we need to think of migrants not just as workers but as people who can create employment for others”.

Irish Savant adds “and can dilute the native gene pool, undermine existing social structures, further reduce Irish control over the economy and make us fair game for any malevolent power that wishes to control and exploit us”.

Needless to say, the MSM in Ireland have given the initiative a warm and fuzzy welcome. All these dynamic, colourful, vibrant Nigerians and Somalis that will add so much to our cultural and economic future. But not everyone is happy, as blogs such a make clear. Here’s one comment “This practically screams, come here, buy a lease on an corner shop, bring your family and 5 kids, don't worry, we'll educate them for free! (probably costing about 70 grand per annum....)”.

Here’s another. “what that will amount to is leasing a shop or fast food outlet and, as there does not appear to be any restriction on the number of family members who will be granted residence we could (and probably will) end up with large families, none of whom speak English, offering nothing to the Irish economy but at the same time putting a strain on our already crumbling health and educational systems.”

Some people might ask why, if our Government is so anxious to provide opportunities for those with "a good business idea in the innovation economy" why don’t they force the banks to finance ideas of this nature proposed by those already legally resident here? But that would upset the main objective as well as spoiling the opportunities for shyster immigration lawyers (Gallagher Shatter Solicitors anyone??). I can see it all now. 'Certifying' that some family has assets of 70K to invest. Whereupon within two weeks of scurrying through the immigration system ‘certifying’ the money was ripped off by persons unknown and can they now please have a flat and the dole.

And woe betide the unfortunate official who might refuse such a claim. He’ll be immediately pounced on and denounced by the myriad of taxpayer-funded immigration industry quangos and their shills in the MSM.

I referred earlier to the largely negative reaction outside the MSM. That’s good. But only partially so. You see, the overwhelming majority call the idea ‘stupid’. But it’s not stupid at all. Not if you understand the real objective of this business innovation programme from the Minister for Justice and Defense. If you did understand you'd then realise just how clever and insidious it is. He’s doing to Ireland what his co-ethnic Jack Straw did to Britain under the Blair regime. He’s doing to Ireland what his co-ethnics are doing today in Sweden, Germany and countless other white countries.

It's not stupid at all. It's we who are the stupid ones.

The tribulations of Louis

Louis Jacob writes for the Sunday Independent, and he’s worried. Not about Polish-Irish cross migration. You see he regularly used his column to propogate the joys of Poles working in Ireland and vice-versa. I might point out here that he, er, neglected mention that he ran a commercial agency that, well, facilitated Poles working in Ireland and vice-versa. An oversight, I'm sure.

Anyway as I say, He’s worried by ‘the explosive growth in European anti-Semitism revealed by a recent survey’. This shocking report revealed pluralities in several countries which believed that Jews were ‘greedy, pushy and avaricious’. Now Louis this is like a plurality believing that the Irish drink too much, that the Dutch tend to be tightwads, that Greeks and Armenians are compulsively clannish, that blacks are…….. Well, let’s not go there. Big Brother might be listening.

Louis it’s just a stereotype. And not a particularly unflattering one. The same survey apparently also identified the perception of Jews as being highly intelligent. Stereotypes are crude caricatures and should never be used to prejudge individuals within a group. But they don’t come about by accident. They arise by a process of osmosis, usually over a very long period of time.

But that’s not the point of this post. My point is that today even the mildest manifestation of negativity towards Jews gets immediately transformed into anti-Semitism, and by extension the reemergence of naziswhowanttokillsixmillionjews. It’s neat trick. It’s been working for a long time.

Will it continue to work? And if so for how long?

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

I come to the aid of the New York Times

Now why should I come to the assistance of the Slimes? A good question. I suppose that’s just the kind of guy I am. And I guess this kind of thing at least partially explains my enduring popularity.

Anyway, the Slimes is confused. You see they don’t know how this whole Trayvon matter became national news. In an article on April 1st (appropriate that) David Carr plaintively asks how “a single shooting incident in a midsize Florida city…….threatens to divide a country. How did a discrete local event take on the scale of a presidential election, or assassination? The photo, the hoodie, the tweets, the Skittles — all have taken on outsize importance in a supercharged national debate, while perspective and restraint get left by the wayside.”

Many of us have asked ourselves exactly the same question.

Well David, good news. I can help. Because no sooner had Trayvon been perforated by Zimmerman, before he’d even fully ascended to the Great McDonald’s In The Sky, the Slimes, in the person of Charles Blow(hole) was on the case. In The Curious Case of Trayvon Martin Blow informs us that “Zimmerman apparently pursued him anyway, at some point getting out of his car and confronting the boy” before shooting him dead. He also cited an unnamed source having heard a “desperate wail of a child, a gunshot, and then silence.” That source itself now appears to be silent as well.

Could this be what Carr had in mind when he referred to “perspective and restraint getting left by the wayside”?

Anyway David, I can help you some more! You see, if one enters “Trayvon Martin” in the Slimes search engine you get a message, wait for it, saying in effect ‘here are the first 10,000 items meeting that criterion’. Yes, that’s ten thousand items on the Slimes David, with presumably multiple of that awaiting the zealous investigator.

So now, wasn’t that helpful? Look no further. The Slimes has been at the forefront in enabling “a discrete local event take on the scale of a presidential election, or assassination”. But, you cry, why the sudden change? Why are the Slimes in effect washing its grubby paws of its role in the affair? The answer to me seems simple. The whole wheeze is coming apart at the seams like a $40 suit. Evert shred of evidence that has emerged since the event supports Zimmerman’s position. So a little rewriting of history is in order.

Now my assistance extends even further. You see Charles Blowhole, the author of the above piece, is a worried man. Worried sick is he. Why? Because he has two teenage sons who labour under the 'unbearable burden' presented by armed white vigilantes. “That is the burden of black boys in America and the people that love them: running the risk of being descended upon in the dark and caught in the cross-hairs of someone who crosses the line.”

Well Charles, let me assure you. Your sons have more chance of getting killed in a Section 8 housing stampede than getting offed by a white vigilante. Or even a white Hispanic vigilante, come to think of it. The most recent event I can think of occurred in the fifties. So no worry there. However, that’s the good news. Now for the bad. There are about 6,000 murders of blacks youths every year in the US. And Charles - fewer than 5% of these are committed by the whites you seem to fear so much. They’re committed by the bruthas in the ‘hood, Charles.

Now haven't I been a good boy showing those good people where to direct their energies?

Monday, 2 April 2012