Confusing the Issue Further

democratic rights

In these fragmented times it seems that society is being torn apart even further.  Divide and conquer seems to be the theme by those allegedly in charge.

At the risk of being labelled a traditionalist, over the last 60 years society has changed enormously.  Young people in the 1950s gave way to those who went out to work in the 1960s, single parenthood became the common theme (single parents have always been a part of society, usually as a result of one parent having died, abandoned the family unit or enlisted into the armed forces and viewed as a tragedy) along with abortion, contraception, gay rights, the ready availability of drugs (both for medical and recreational purposes) divorce, women going out to work for a living; and on it goes.  Some of these have been positively beneficial, others more dubious.

Sadly there are sections of society fueled by those in the media, particularly the BBC, have become fixated on people’s sexuality to such a degree that they are now trying their best to confuse the issue even further.   When David Cameron became PM the first thing he did was announce that all children from infant school upwards (now known as reception class) should be taught about gay sex and sex in general.   I consider this to be state sponsored child abuse.  Up until puberty children have no idea about sex and should not have any idea about sex.  This is the age of innocence where children can be what they are and be given the space and opportunity to build their skills and talents and find their way in the world.

Before Barak Obama’s departure from the White House gender-neutral toilets were introduced into schools in the USA to much distress among school children and parents.   This disease is now being touted by the media, particularly the BBC (who notoriously nurtured sexual deviants and perverts Rolf Harris and Jimmy Savile).   A recent story run by the BBC about a Christian couple who took their daughter out of school because the new school uniform that was introduced included wearing trousers instead of a skirt and this was deemed to be going in the direction of the gender neutral agenda.  It seems the school head teacher has been completely brainwashed into the whole transgender theory.

The very small proportion of people who decide they have been born in the wrong body is extremely small, probably 0.01% of the population.  Those who are gay only make up 3% of the whole population.   Telling children who are too young to know what side of the sexual spectrum they belong to, and will probably not be aware of until they are in their teens, is wholly wrong and goes against the idea of allowing children to be children.   Just that.

Children who have not yet been able to work out for themselves where their place in the world is and where their talents lie are being brainwashed into thinking they have no gender, neither boy nor girl when the evidence points otherwise.  Those who are implementing this gruesome, disgusting agenda really need to think carefully before going any further with this as it would make the abuses suffered by children from broken homes in the 1970s and 1980s seem like a normal school day and render this country a kind of Bangkok for paedophiles and sexual perverts of all kinds.

This is no less than state sponsored child abuse at a level that disempowers parents who are forced to go out and work for a living and therefore forced to send their children to, what we have been told are schools, but are now being turned into brainwashing camps.   I think a spotlight needs to be shone on those in charge of the education system, namely those ministers in the Tory party who were only a few years ago being targeted in child abuse cases of “just a few ministers”.   It is no accident that this is being implemented by the Tory party who seems to attract some very damaged characters in its midst.

Whether they are aware of it or not, the LGBT community is being used to fragment society even more than it is at present.   Government (particularly those that are made up of mediocrities as is the case with the majority of EU leaders and those in the UK) is terrified of communities and will do their utmost to ensure people do not remain in those areas for very long.  The core of communities are made up of families, they are the nucleus of the community whether they are single parent or two parent families, the elderly and so on.   In the last 10-15 years government has decided to ensure that families and the elderly are kept moving around, even when it isn’t feasible for them to do so (i.e. for work or because of healthcare needs) which ensures people do not become attached to their localities and have no idea of the history of it management by local authorities.

Whether the LGBT community is aware of their role in this exercise or not, they should not become embroiled in it as they too will be the subject of the need for those in authority to divide and conquer communities.

Advertisements

Pig Swill and a Dogs Breakfast

Economics, European Commission; trade agreements; environmental impact; employment rights; democracy

The conversations going around coffee shops in London are centered around the Brexit negotiations carried out by the UK government which is giving so many ordinary people and businesses scope for worry. Apart from Theresa May’s blanket dismissal of any foreign nationals entering the UK (which isn’t going to happen any time soon, the UK depends on clever foreigners who have had a good education to come and work) there is no clear plan as to what vision of a UK outside the EU will look like, except that the Tory party seem to think there is a free-for-all and we would be prepared to lower our standards of living in order to allow “free trade” at any cost. No so matey.

Enter that clever man, Mervyn King ex-Governor of the Bank of England. The man who pleaded that he could not forsee the train wreck that careered out of control in 2008 who opined that there seems to be a lack of Plan A, let alone Plan B within government circles. This I would agree with. Without wishing to diminish Mervyn King’s achievements he has hit one particular nail on the head.

The quality of persons heading our negotiations give the image of rabbits being stuck in headlights not knowing which way to turn. Every other day one minister will pop up and say something only to be contradicted by another minister. At present there have been pronouncements on how far foreign fishing boats will be able to fish from the UK coastline. Having left the London Agreement which effectively allows the UK to regain control of fishing within 12 miles of the UK coastline, Michael Gove said that maybe some countries will be able to continue fishing up to 6 miles of the coastline. The very countries who have decimated our fishing industry and was very much a point put forward during the Referendum. It makes sense, if British fishermen can fish up to 12 miles of the UK coastline and sell whatever they catch whether its in the UK or abroad that’s a good deal. Muddying the waters is just stupid and I wonder whether “a gossiping drunk” as he was described by Boris Johnson is the right calibre of person to be leading these negotiations. Likewise with farming subsidies. At present farming in the UK has become in pretty dire straits with many farmers finding it far too expensive to continue farming and selling up in recent years. Others have had a diversify into other areas. My impression is that farming subsidies allow farmers to barely break even and it would be disastrous to drop this altogether. We all rely on cheap food, affordable food which needs to be subsidised by the government to support and ensure we have homegrown food that isn’t dependent on fair weather and good friends abroad whose standards may be questionable.

Which neatly brings me onto the story of chlorinated chicken, a practice used in the USA, banned everywhere else in the EU and President Donald Trump’s insistence that we should accept these onto our supermarket shelves as they are cheaper to produce, even with shipment costs. One only needs to look at the people in the USA and how fat and unhealthy they are, how the use of pollutants in their water has rendered them ill and ask ourselves, do we really want to go down this path? I say no we don’t. I voted for Brexit and voted for a better life, one where young people can walk into well paid jobs at whatever level they are in their lives, earn the kind of money that would enable them to buy their own homes. I voted for a Brexit where the old, sick, disabled and vulnerable in society would have the help and support they needed. I voted for a Brexit where we would all feel safe in the knowledge that we had the best standards in many areas of life, from safe toys for children, to good, strong employment practices that ensured fair play between workers and bosses. I voted for a Brexit where old people could go out for a daily costitutional walk without fear of being mugged or attacked. I voted for a Brexit where ordinary people could have a guaranteed roof over their heads in the form of social housing, free education and health care as and when they need it. I did not vote for a Brexit where people who have such a high opinion of themselves would allow the rest of us to live in sewage, stoop to the lowest levels and then abandon us without a care.

The last sentence is where I fear the tories are taking the UK. The same way that the survivors of Grenfell Tower have been maltreated, abandoned, forgotten, washed hands off is how we will all be treated in years to come. This tory government could not care less about anyone who isn’t rich and will leave this country a dogs breakfast.

In future years their record should stand and be repeated ad infinitum. The tory party should never be allowed to govern this country again.

…But are you worth it?

European Commission; trade agreements; environmental impact; employment rights; democracy, London Life

Every now and then a headline comes up that becomes the basis of government policy, if it’s appropriate. The headline this week is how much are people paid, in particular academics, and whether this pay is justified, and whether they, or indeed anyone else, ought to be paid more than the prime minister. The argument is one that is being used to justify the row caused by the chancellor, Philip Hammond, that public sector workers are overpaid.

Academics of universities are paid as much as they are worth, their pay is set by government or independent bodies and a quick look on the website of any university will show that lecturers and professors are paid well below anything the Prime Minister is paid. A few years ago the same argument was levelled at doctors. Again, their pay is largely set by government.

The Tory government have subscribed to the church of the “free market” and “privatisation” of anything that moves or can be traded, bought or sold. Pay is set by what can be afforded and the level of skill required to perform the tasks required of any particular job. Therefore it is absolutely correct that an engineer, architect, highly skilled construction workers, doctors, lawyers and lecturers should be paid a premium as the level of training, skill undergone by individuals and the level of responsibility not just to their colleagues but also to society as a whole. This is regardless of whether they work in the private or public sectors. After all, I don’t see many government ministers moaning about how much bankers and insurers get paid. Even the governor of the Bank of England earns more than the prime minister and, apart from a few cusory questions asked as to why he commanded such a high salary when Mark Carney took office, his appointment went without a murmur. Does anyone think he should take a pay cut?

Other jobs ranging from nursing, building trades, fire officers, police, teachers, health professionals right down to sales people are paid according to their levels of qualifications, skill and levels of responsibilities they are given. Teachers and academics are important as they train up the next generations of workers and, if the UK still wishes to sit on its laurels and pretend it has good schools that turn out highly education young people and in turn, lecturers and professors that turn out highly educated people ready to take their places in the world of work then they had better pay them properly and give them the means to do this without let or hindrance or the UK will sink as certainly as the Titanic did when she ran aground over 100 years ago. If the UK wants to maintain and grow the great public services that have been fought for by our grandparents and so badly let down by this shambles of a government then it needs to pay them better money and allow them to do their jobs.

By contrast let’s take a look at the skills needed to become prime minister, or indeed a government minister. The UK is supposed to be a country where anyone who has the ability can stand for parliament regardless of their background or where they went to school. However, there are obstacles in doing so. If you come from a wealthy family or are in one of the professions then it is easier to do so. If you are in a trades union they will give you the skills you will need to debate your point, will put you forward to be chosen by the Labour party (the Labour party is the only party of the working people and was originally set up and funded by the trades unions to give a voice for working people across the UK, and continues to do so). As an MP you will need to be able to make your point succinctly in argument and, at least, know what you’re talking about. If you have other qualifications such as a degree or masters in economics then that may help if you’re put in a position where you can use this knowledge. However, the most important thing is to be able to toe the party line at all costs and lie through your teeth even when you know what you’re saying will do more harm than good. Slavishly following the party doctrine in the face of evidence to the contrary is more important than having a conscience or working for the good of the country, although working for the good of your constituents is always to be lauded, after all, those are the voters who got you your job and who can vote you out if you go too far.

Becoming Prime Minister is a matter of luck, being in the right place at the right time and having enough people who will back you. Thereafter any skill there is, is to be able to do the job well. I cannot recall a time when a real visionary was an MP or even PM. There are those who will cite Margaret Thatcher, however, her “vision” was myopic and totally ruined this country for decades afterwards The current bunch of incompetent fools are only trying to complete the job she set out to do and in the process are coming apart at the seams.  I wholeheartedly wish they would go away and do it in private without subjecting the rest of the country to such a painful process. If government ministers truly wish to continue the fruitless discussion of who gets paid more than the PM they need to take a good long look at themselves and take a pay cut, because they are overpaid and woefully under performing in every aspect of their collective offices.

Honest Conversations

London Life

I’m old enough to recall when people were able to say what they meant without fear or embarrassment, however the creeping political correctness has meant that not only are people too scared to say things in case they are either misconstrued or labelled but that people have become too scared to have honest conversations with each other. Particularly in the age we live in where language has become so convoluted that what one person may mean is completely different to what someone else may mean and conversations at cross-purposes are all too common. No more so than in politics itself.

Politicians have long learnt the art of using soothing words that, on face value, imply that everything will be taken care of, people will have new opportunities opening up before them, the things that scared them silly wouldn’t happen and the electorate would not have to worry about ordinary day-to-day things that allow everyone to just get on with their lives. The most recent example is Tory Chancellor Philip Hammond has claimed that public sector workers are being paid “about 10% ahead of those in the private sector”. The main reason for this is that those in the private sector are paid no more than the minimum wage

Previously in this blog I have said that the economic drive of this country and, indeed across the world is to ensure that those people doing the main work that ensures companies make profits get paid no more than the minimum wage and, there is also a case for having a “living wage” which won’t do much more. The reason for this is that as the level of profits fall companies will do their utmost to ensure that their companies look good on the company listing of the stock exchange even if it means they have to break the backs of the workers who make it possible for the CEOs and senior management to have the positions they do.

The level of properly salaried jobs is now less than it was even 8 years ago. Teachers, doctors, fire fighters, even lecturers, legal staff are probably the only occupations that have salaries and those salaries have taken a battering in the last 8 years. The only salaries that have not just kept pace with inflation but overtaken it are those of MPs and the benefit handouts the Royal family get. Year on year MPs have voted in double digit wage increases and then bitched that they aren’t being paid enough for the responsibilities they have.

Most of the workers in the public sector do the kind of work where the level of responsibility is such that they have a real impact on the daily lives of those they care for, far more so than the incompetent, sleazy, heartless robots that fill the House of Commons who are only interested in furthering their own careers and filling their own pockets with our money paid in taxes.

Women are still paid less than men despite legislation to the effect that women should be paid equally for work of equal value and this is deliberate. Periodically there are articles in the media about this problem and the fact that in 50 years it hasn’t been resolved is not an accident. If women can be paid to do the same work a man can employers can get away with paying less and make more profit. Far be it for me to say that women should go back into the home, have babies and keep house, there is a case for women who have children to be able to stay at home and raise their children properly without feeling pressured that they should return to work because of employment practices or because of finances. There will always be women who have careers where that isn’t always possible and women who chose to continue with careers and have children, but there is a case for having more family friendly policies.

I really cannot understand how stupid those in the Tory party are, don’t they understand that if people don’t have enough money to ensure decent living standards the greater economy will not just stagnate, but will sink into a permanent depression.  This isn’t good for man nor beast, or maybe that’s the whole purpose for the Tories who have shown themselves to be utter parasites, feeding like locusts on the labours of ordinary people.

However it goes, the writing for the Tory party is on the wall and it really is only a matter of time before we have another general election. The tories are showing that they are not up to the job of negotiating BREXIT, they are no better than the average football hooligan but with better accents. The economic policies they are pursuing will make the UK much worse off than it is already, but I cannot believe that people are still stupid enough to vote for them instead of ensuring that they, like the LibDems, are consigned to the rubbish bin of history.

For the love of humanity

democracy, European Commission; trade agreements; environmental impact; employment rights; democracy, London Life

This week saw the hosting of the G20 Summit in Hamburg. Angela Merkel felt the need to school Donald Trump in democracy which is a bit rich coming from her since Merkel’s government has seen widespread shutting down of any debate or demonstrations by Pediga last year and earlier this year. Pediga were rightfully demonstrating against the islamification of Europe which was a decision taken by the EU elite without democratic consultation of the people of Europe. Neither Italy, Greece, Germany, France nor Spain were asked whether they wanted to accept the majority of Middle East countries coming into Europe en masse. Any discussion of the subject was and continues to be swiftly shut down. That’s not democracy that’s dictatorship.

The main press flew in a flurry of who sat next to whom, who spoke to whom, deciphering body language like a gaggle of school girls discussing the newest boy band or latest fashion items. However the real and big news was that meeting with Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. The Donald has long admired President Putin and his ability to maneouvre away from the constant bickering, prodding, cage rattling that dominated the Obama years and steered Russia into becoming a more modern country able to take leading parts in international agreements for trade and commerce as well as political diplomacy.  Not to mention setting up BRICS.  In short Trump admires Putin’s ability to look at the bigger picture and it shows.

Since Trump’s election as US President there has been a hysterical outcry that the elite lost the election in the US, have sought to blame everyone but themselves for this loss and can be equated to an arrogance displayed in politics around the world. The cage rattling has amplified to stratospheric proportions hoping to unsettle Trump so the Democrats can get back to doing what they do best, being undemocratic.

That the meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin was a success and they have agreed to stabilise and co-operate on several issues that have a real impact on the lives of so many people worldwide is the real success story of the G20.  As leaders of the two biggest nations on this earth I think both men understand the importance of the effect their policies have on people worldwide and as long as Donald Trump remains in the White House this is a positive outcome for everyone concerned. Sabre rattling by the military branch of the US government does nothing positive for the world and only goes to emphasize just how dangerous, out of touch and unstable the US really is. In a few years I hope things will have died down considerably as those who are in governments around the world realise that ordinary people don’t care for being marshalled into ever more conflicts that have nothing to do with them nor anything to do with the governments either. The “need for control” by governments only exposes their own weaknesses.

Hanging on by their Fingernails

democracy, democratic rights, London Life

Nearly a month after Theresa May’s majority was slashed by the electorate the Tories have returned to their usual tactics of telling ordinary people one thing while doing something else entirely. Prime Minister’s Questions today was very telling in this regard. Jeremy Corbyn questioned Theresa May on lifting the public sector pay cap, particularly in the light of recent terror attacks and the fire at Grenfell Tower and the unflinching service given to the public by fire fighters, police and medical staff. Theresa May rattled off meaningless figures that bear no relation to reality of how many nurses and teachers have joined hospitals and schools since the Tories took office in 2007 when the converse is nearer the real picture. Nurses who are having to use food banks to feed themselves and their families, teachers who have been straightjacketed in their ability to do their jobs properly and have left to keep their sanity intact. Police numbers that were cut by 20%, fire services who have been decimated by 50%. The United Kingdom remains decidedly united at this point in time. 

What is very obvious is that while canvassing for votes there were concerns about the money tree that was going to pay for all the investment the Labour party wants to put into the UK and UK jobs, it seems that its the same money tree the Tory government have been using to fund HS2 railway, renewal of Trident and £1 billion to keep the Tories in power. Its called the taxpayer.
The latest voices to wade into the argument has been the backseat PM David Cameron and the old stalwart, Ken Clarke, Cameron who actually called those wanting to end austerity selfish. What’s more astounding is that no sooner has Cameron spoken then reporters suddenly come to heel like well trained dogs and start questioning whether the pay cap to public services can be maintained.

To put the record straight. Public services have been paying for the greed of the bankers who caused the crash in the first place. Bankers such as Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and others who know full well that regardless of the mess they get themselves into, the government will always bail them out. In fact whenever there is a downturn in the economy its the public services that are made to pay for the failures of the private sector. I have argued that as many sectors of the economy rely on funding in some form or other from government and then bailing out when it all goes wrong, the paradigm between public and private sectors is a nonsense. The blame has been shifted over the years to various groups in an attempt to muddy the waters and confuse the electorate. Firstly it was the young, university fees went up, benefits were cut, benefits that would enable young people to qualify for a job in any sector were also cut; then it was the sick and disabled who had the hated bedroom tax foisted on them and the sick were sent on work assessments to see if they were able to work, many of those who were assessed by the company hired for this purpose were at the end of their life due to ill health but deemed to be fit for work, they died just a few weeks later.

The latest rumblings are that we are in austerity because people have the audacity to live longer and are being selfish in doing so, so in the election the Tories brought in the dementia tax where as people became more frail and unable to care for themselves they would have to sell their houses in order to get this care. They aren’t rich people, just ordinary people who have worked hard all their lives, paid taxes and the greedy politicians and business vultures want everything so that they can be even richer, and ordinary people are accused of being selfish for wanting to live a normal life. I just wonder what planet they think they are living on? The tories are weakened, David Cameron is not going to walk straight back in. If anything this whole exercise is showing what everyone has been saying for such a long time, ordinary people are being taken for a ride by these rich people who have never worked, don’t care about ordinary people’s lives and enjoy playing God with our lives. There has to be a discussion about the quality of person that is allowed to go into politics and wreak such havoc in people’s lives.

There is a school of thought that goes if someone is the son or daughter of a politician then they will do something similar either in politics or another “establishment” profession and doors will be opened to them regardless of their ability to do the job. There is another school of thought that goes give an outsider who looks promising a chance to come in and do the job, regardless of their ability to do the job. I wonder whether there are tests to weed out those people who are detached from ordinary life, who have a contemptible view of other people who aren’t as they are. I mean the psychopaths, the sociopaths and so on. If so, are they deployed and if so are people selected who test positive for such characteristics as there seem to be a great many of them in politics around the world at present.

Time’s Running

democracy, General Election, London Life

So Theresa May has been elected at last, albeit with a very slim majority which has meant she’s had to look for support with another minor party, in this case the DUP and this has come at the price of £1 billion for infrastructure for Northern Ireland and the concession that women from Northern Ireland should be able to access abortion on the NHS, which should always have been the case.

What’s been interesting in the last couple of weeks since the result was announced was seeing Theresa May do something quite incredible, compromising, This may seem like small fry to some people but it’s actually quite a big deal, especially for someone like TM who comes across as someone who has a very rigid mindset about certain subjects, namely she thinks it’s ok for people to be homeless, poor, starving and unable to fend for themselves; she hates foreigners, especially immigrants and, like a certain Donald Trump, wants to pull up the drawbridge in the English channel to exclude ANYONE from ever entering the UK ever again. I wonder how she gets on with her neighbours, and I don’t mean those in 11 Downing St. When she’s lived in ordinary houses with people next door to her has she got on with those living around her, especially those of a foreign background.

Theresa May is now at a critical stage in her premiership and although the Queen’s Speech bill has scraped through the House of Commons, I will happily bet that she will not complete her divorce from the EU.

Having gone through imposed austerity by the Tories people have now realised just how contemptible they really are. Having decided that turkeys will indeed be voting for Christmas (i.e. older people usually vote Tory) they were then told that the triple lock on their pensions would be scrapped and the £100 winter fuel allowance would be means tested; on top of that they were told that the homes they lived in would have to be sold to pay for any social care they needed in their own homes, such as meals on wheels, daily help with washing and dressing. This was very eloquently put by a gentleman in an audience question to TM when he said, “I’ve worked hard all my life to get the things I have, why should I vote for you to take them away?” Of course TM gave her usual robotic reply about strong economy and so on, in effect now blaming old age pensioners for the cause of the austerity we’ve had for the past 7 years instead of laying blame with the Tory backers, bankers, financiers who were too greedy for their own good. People have had enough. We’ve had the wool pulled over our eyes and seen that while everyone has suffered its been those at the top who have benefitted from this highway robbery.
John McDonnell has absolutely nailed it when he said in a recent speech that people need to have hope that things can be different, it is possible to live in a fairer society where people actually give a damn about each other. We’ve all had enough of the divisive politics where everyone is pushed into smaller and smaller compartments, each vilifying the other. It wastes energy and time and is counter productive and that’s what the tories want.

While we’ve all been squabbling with each other they’ve been selling off the NHS bit by bit. Firstly imaging services, how many hospitals how own their own CT, MRI, PET scans? How many hospitals now use outside lorries with these facilities? My local hospital does. This is just basic stuff. The NHS has also been using a company that does all the buying of equipment and supplies for hospitals, clinics and surgeries around the country. How many people know that SBS is a company owned by one Jeremy Hunt? Conflict of interest anyone?

It’s time to finally wake up an admit the last 7 years of imposed austerity has been a collosal waste of time and energy. It was imposed by David Cameron & George Osborne as a way of robbing ordinary people of everything they had and making it impossible for anyone to live a decent life. They were prepared to make sure everyone suffered, especially those who couldn’t help themselves, the sick, old, vulnerable, disabled. It was imposed by Cameron & Osorne’s choice, not by ours except those who actually voted for the tories at that time. Its now time to see things differently. Brexit aside, we need to look at the bigger picture and understand that being part of a club (the EU) is better than being picked apart by the vultures in the USA which is what Theresa May and the Tory party mean when they talk about Brexit. It’s only a matter of time, and it will come sooner than we think.

Brexit Negotiations Begin

democracy, democratic rights, European Commission; trade agreements; environmental impact; employment rights; democracy, General Election

So we’ve had the General Election, Labour didn’t win a majority but it won a convincing enough gain to keep the Tories nervously looking over their shoulders, and so they should. Having gone to the country asking for an endorsement of her vision of Brexit the country decided it wasn’t interested in Theresa May’s vision of what Britain would look like under a Tory-led exit from Europe that would, in a short space of time, strip every piece of legislation, every hard won right that ordinary people depend on in their daily lives and reduce this country to a third world hell hole run by amateurs, crooks, thieves and gangsters who just happen to be sitting in the House of Commons.

The amateurs have already started negotiating in Brussels for the divorce papers and, despite bragging that the UK had the upper hand and would “show this lot in Brussels that they couldn’t mess with us”, capitulated at the first bit of negotiation. Theresa May went to Brussels yesterday to discuss the rights of EU citizens as well as UK citizens in Europe and offered a mealy mouthed arrangement that could so easily be reneged upon by the UK, and in fact would be.

To be perfectly frank I just wish Theresa May would just go and take the rest of the Tories with her. She and her band of carpet baggers are embarrassing the UK with their duplicitous attempt at extricating us from the EU. They give us platitudes and sound bites and expect us to be satisfied with this. I’m glad those in Brussels are demanding more meat on the bones, so to speak, because I really don’t think the Tories have the capability to negotiate properly. They don’t possess the intelligence to do this, they don’t possess the finesse to be able to put serious proposals before far more experienced negotiators and you can see exactly what the Tories are up to.

These are public school educated children who have been told from a young age that the world owes them and all they have to do is make demands, stamp their feet and people will happily give them whatever they want. Welcome to the real world of the 21st Century, it doesn’t work like that. It shows them up for what they really are, amateurs, real amateurs. Rich people who buy their way into politics (more and more like the USA these days) play god with peoples lives and have no skill sets, have never done anything other than politics and no idea how the world really works.

Theresa May has already shown she is happy to do deals with the most corrupt regimes in the world for money, she is also prepared to do deals with bigots such as the DUP. However, in the latter case they may just find a set of soul mates as the Tories are also small minded bigots, which is how we’ve got into the mess we’re in today. I think its a good juncture to pause and reflect on where we are today and where we want to be in the future. David Cameron promised an In/out referendum because he was scared that UKIP would divide voter support and the Labour party would get in. He also did it to mask the divisions that have been in the Tory party for decades. Cameron lost, couldn’t face up to the fact that he’d have to sort the mess out, so capitulated. Enter Theresa May who is a lightweight and a small minded bigot of outstanding proportions who wriggles and squirms her way around, couldn’t commit to any detail and then as soon as she comes up with a detail it slips away never to be seen again. She accuses Nicola Sturgeon of wanting an independent Scotland only to give it over to the EU to rule, but May wants to do the same with the UK, get us out of the EU and give us over to the USA. As a matter of observation, looking at the utter mess the USA is in I would rather remain in the EU. The EU isn’t perfect and certainly the drive for “more Europe” is insane and should be curtailed as it really is in danger of collapsing in on itself under the weight of regulation and “togetherness”.  I’m happy for there to be another General Election, in fact let’s have one every month until we get a Labour government in. At least that way we will have grown ups who can negotiate properly and will put the welfare of ordinary people before the welfare of the rich.

Post British General Election 2017

democracy, democratic rights, European Commission, European Commission; trade agreements; environmental impact; employment rights; democracy, General Election, London Life

The General Election 2017 Part 1 is over and its a hung parliament. I haven’t changed my mind about Theresa May, in fact she has diminished in my estimation further than she was at the beginning. The Tories have shown themselves to be the utter sleazebags and used car salesmen they’ve always been. They may have better accents than the rest of us, but they are the absolute dregs of what passes for human beings. I feel unclean even thinking about them.

The best thing about this election has been watching Jeremy Corbyn grow in stature and confidence as the election campaign went on. I admit I’ve had doubts in the past as to whether his style would bear any real substance but no, he’s proved me wrong and I like what I see. I just hope the real Labour party can hold it together long enough for when the next election is called, which won’t be long now, and people realise that it’s not just Theresa May who can’t deliver, but the whole Tory Party machine just hasn’t got what it takes without dragging everyone down to their level of incompetence.

The media have also been very even handed in handling their questions and haven’t allowed either party to get away with easy questions. It was refreshing to see them getting people to question MPs rather than just presenters. My money is on another general election being called in October/November. The present lot of Tories who’ve kept their jobs for now haven’t got the necessary negotiating skills to ensure we leave with any goodwill from Europe, which will be needed to negotiate any trade deals that may need to be agreed. They come from privileged backgrounds and as a result feel the world owes them. It doesn’t. This is a very interesting time to be alive. We need not just a change of faces at the top, we need a change in the way of working that benefits as many people as possible because we’re the ones who make things happen. Rich people are only interested in filling their pockets with our hard earned money.

I’ve always said there is a reason why politicians want us all to work really hard, it so we won’t notice they’re picking our pockets while we do so.

New World Order, What Does it Mean?

European Commission, General Election

In the past few years there have been a great many conspiracy theories as to the nature of the New World Order, in other worlds the likely scenarios that the shape of the world would look like. Some of these have been amusing, many have been based on fear, usually apocalyptic visions of people being ground down to no more than mere worker ants with no rights to life of any kind outside of factory/shop/office. With the French elections out of the way and Donald Trump’s first visit as POTUS there seems to be a way of ascertaining what this New World Order will look like and it’s interesting.

Firstly the meeting of the G7 ended with Trump refusing to endorse the climate agreement and criticising the EU over military spending. This has led Angela Merkel to conclude that EU countries “can no longer rely on the support of others” and, together with the newly elected Mackron, will look to “take our fate into our own hands as Europeans”. This inevitably means that the European project will gather at a faster pace, especially now that the UK has served divorce papers to be severed from the EU. This was especially telling as Merkel said “…. I can only say that we Europeans must really take our fate into our own hands – of course in friendship with the United States of America, in friendship with Great Britain and as good neighbours wherever that is possible also with other countries, even with Russia.”

It seems as though all those years ago when Charles de Gaulle said of the UK that it was no more than a vassal state of the USA and that by letting the UK into the EU it would inevitably let the USA in as well. This has been very evident in the past 8 years or so in how the US encouraged Ukraine to annexe itself from Russia into, what is now a hinterland of nowhere. By imposing sanctions on Russia and refusing to rescind them, despite the fact it is not Russia who is showing aggression but Ukraine, encouraged by the USA, this has led to the EU economy stagnating through lack of trade, has led to millions of people being made unemployed,
even homeless.

This, together with the unending laws that keep coming from Brussels which led to mismanagement of the UK by its successive governments led to the inevitable vote to divorce from the EU last year which has resulted in the UK government aligning itself every more quickly with distasteful regimes such as selling military equipment to Saudi Arabia and chasing the USA for a trade agreement like a love lorn girl. Thankfully a dose of reality is being put in place very quickly.

The UK has been informed that the USA isn’t really interested in trade deals, as we don’t make anything anymore, certainly nothing of any value that can be plundered. The UK will have to understand that aligning itself to the USA which is a dying entity will do more harm than good to us and our standing in the world. Yes, we can revive relations with New Zealand and Australia which will be good for all concerned, but we will lose a great deal more than just simply trading relations.

The EU will revive relations with Russia and China which will help EU economies greatly, particularly as the new Silk Road project or One Belt, One Road initiative and one that the UK will greatly regret in not joining for many years. It seems as though the EU will do very well without us, although initially it may falter through lack of cash injection through UK payments into EU coffers. I almost get the feeling the EU has been held back by the UK, but the UK has been pulled forward by the EU and without that input, socially the UK will stagnate.

I realise this is a departure from my stance last year when, in the lead up to the EU Referendum I was convinced the right thing to do was to leave. However in recent weeks I have come to the conclusion that the whole EU Referendum was a huge hoax played on the British people and the government are taking the British people for fools. The EU Referendum was not about all the things the politicians promised us (which were 80%) lies, it was about keeping the Tory party from imploding.

The reason Theresa May called an election was not just because it was feared there were about to be scandals of arrests for budgetary fraud at the last general election, nor that, having served divorce papers TM wanted to capitalise on delivering the results of the EU Referendum, it was to keep the Tory party together so it wouldn’t fall  apart like Labour. She alluded to this in her speech when she entered 10 Downing Street and again when she announced the election. Its about the party, not
about the electorate who they couldn’t give a damn about. The more divided the country is the better, so long as the Tory party remains together and appears strong, whatever that is.

If anyone is in any doubt about TM’s Brexit strategy I will spell it out in plain English. TM’s team will flounce out of negotiations because none of them could negotiate their way out of a wet paper bag, will claim victory and we will have to trade on WTO terms which are not always beneficial. The world has, is and continues to change very rapidly and we will need to ensure we are either in a position to take part in the changes and benefit from them, or we will go the same way as the USA,
redundant, ridiculed and surplus to requirements. The UK certainly should not emulate Trump and practice isolationism.

Trump &NATO

London Life

It occurs to me why Trump is such an advocate of encouraging other nations to pay for their own defence and it isn’t that America is “owed” money for “defending” other countries, it’s because America is broke. Stony broke. USA governments have put investment into military hardware above the well being of its citizens and now those citizens have some of the worst social care programs in the world which is well acknowledged. However a couple of points need to be borne in mind. The USA appointed itself the world’s policeman after WW2 and in so doing should bear the cost of doing so unilaterally. After being dragged into WW2 for the second time  in 20 years America came to the conclusion that the two largest countries in Europe needed to be kept apart to avoid another world war. This is fair enough.

The second point is that after the collapse of the Soviet Union the purpose of NATO became obsolete, defunct, had no further purpose. When Trump declared this in his pre-election rallies, he was correct, still is.

However after Trump was elected and British PM Theresa May visited him to school him in the ways of the political system, he quickly changed his mind, saying he understood the importance of NATO. The point of Trump touring various countries on his first trip as US President, particularly NATO HQ and Brussels, is that he is asking other countries who seem to think that keeping NATO as an entity is a good thing and if this is the case they should pay for this.

What these countries don’t seem to understand is that NATO is an American entity and as such, comes under the command of the US. They are in effect being asked to fund further “wars on terror”.  If these countries go along with this, they not only have blood on their hands right from the start, but they will end up like the USA, plundering the wealth of their nations for the sake of “security”. What’s more useful in keeping someone alive, a loaf of bread or a bomb? You can’t eat a bomb.

The Real Tory Party and Its Relationship With the Voters of the UK

European Commission; trade agreements; environmental impact; employment rights; democracy, General Election

It’s been an interesting week politically, the noise from the European Continent has quietened down as the French have chosen their President and the Eurocrats have settled back into their bottles of cognac and expensive wines.   In the UK Theresa May has finally decided to “meet” ordinary people on her campaign trail which has been stage managed so far with the only people being the Tory party faithful. This meeting came firstly on an interview she had   with her husband on a BBC show in the early evening, I didn’t watch it as I don’t think the BBC makes any programmes worth watching anymore and its news coverage is so biased it ought to be renamed “the government mouthpiece”. I cannot bring myself to forgive them for nuturing and covering up for known paedophiles in its organisation and, as an organisation, they just make me sick.

Theresa May’s second foray into meeting ordinary people came on the Nick Ferrari show on LBC. It was a good interview and well balanced, and I particularly liked the fact that it was left to the contributing public to put some really hard questions to TM who did her best to duck out of answering them. I have to confess I listened to this up until she was being questioned on the NHS and really couldn’t stomach the blatant lies that woman was saying.

However I took a few insights into this election and the tory party in general from this. Firstly, however much the Tories deride Labour and charge them with wanting to put up taxes after the general election, be absolutely assured this is what the Tories will do and they will do it to ordinary people who cannot carry any more burdens than have already been placed upon them. Secondly, this election is not about wanting a strong mandate for Brexit, it certainly isn’t about wanting a strong and stable leadership, its about keeping the tory party together so they don’t end up like Labour, various factions fighting it out among themselves. This is what she was alluding to when she talked about the country being more united. It’s not the country that’s more united, its the politicians who are more united against the will of the people. Yes, Article 50 has been triggered but that’s only the start, there’s a lot of negotiation to go before we get to the end point and get to see exactly what kind of Brexit we will have.

Will there be the kind of Brexit where we are allowed access to the EEC (the trading part of the EU) and still have to have migration from EU countries which, while the situation with incoming muslims into Europe is an issue, its certainly not something people in the UK would be happy about. Will there be a fudge (which I certainly think there will be) where our negotiatators give up certain ground in order to ensure we maintain some of the things we have become accustomed to having, such as free movement when we go on holidays, being able to buy olive oil, olives, salamis, cheeses, wines, beer and spirits cheaply but continue paying money to them; or will we have the kind of Brexit where TM flounces out of the negotiations, tells the Eurocrats to get stuffed and trade on WTO rules but regain the right to secure our borders, etc., etc..

It seems to me that the whole scenario that we have all been a part and fallen into the trap of, was to keep the Tory party together.

The Labour party has its Blairites, many of whom will either go or lose their seats in any case in this election. There will then be a group of people who will be the Labour party, party of the working people socialist in nature, working for a fairer society which is no bad thing. There will probably be a new party made up of whatever is left of the Blairites who will be Tory lite in the same manner Blair was. The other parties don’t really matter, they are
just there to make up the numbers and certainly don’t pose any threat to the established parties.

The Tory party is just as divided but they are a bit more disciplined in hiding it, but the one thing that has brought them together is the question of whether we are better off inside the EU or outside. There are those on both sides of the argument and these are the ones who will either return or be voted out. Looking at the election from the perspective of the Tory party, it really IS all about Brexit and whether May can get away with sticking 2 fingers up at Brussels and get away with it. What the electorate think really doesn’t matter, we’ll just have to lump it and get on with it. This explains the disdain the Tories have for the electorate and why the really do think voters are an irrelevance except when it comes to asking us to let them continue on their gravy train regardless.

Another interesting nugget of information Theresa May likes to bandy about publicly is her background as a vicar’s daughter, that she is a churchgoer and how her father instilled in her the idea of public service. I realise politicians are hypocrites, but she just keeps spinning like something out of a horror film. She probably is a churchgoer but she is not a Christian. Her father must have instilled in her a hate of public service because she is hellbent on
reducing public services in the UK to rubble. Cameron reduced the fire service so there are more deaths caused by fire now than there were 8 years ago, GP services are being decimated, as are services within the NHS, local government services, care for the elderly and young. People using food banks just to feed themselves is a national scandal that the Tories seem perfectly at ease with. The picture she likes to portray as someone who is strong may be fine for the Tory party who are mostly public school types who probably have fond memories of their nannies when they were children, but for the rest of us she is a cold blooded, heartless, hollowed out shell of an excuse for a human being and I certainly do not see her as fit to hold office, certainly not fit to be re-elected, Brexit or not Brexit.

To summarise: Having established that the Westminster bubble is alive and well in the political party system and the unity Theresa May alluded to in her General Election speech referred to how unified politicians are against the voting public, it is more important than ever that voters appraise their and May’s performance as PM so far and question whether the road she wants to travel down is one we want to join with her. More importantly, we need to convey to the politicians what kind of Britain we want to live in for the longer term, not just the next 5 years.  This needs some deliberate and careful thought and discussion.

Snap Election!

General Election, London Life

It’s been a while since posting but at last there is something to write about. The UK elections that Theresa May has called because her arm has been twisted because of illegal activities done in the last general election in the UK whereby up to 30-40 MPs are about to be prosecuted for false accounting which would be a major source of embarrassment to May and cut her working majority down dramatically. Any notion that she is a “strong leader” is poppycock. She only appears strong because the Labour party is in such a mess. Thatcher had the same easy ride in the 1980s because Michael Foot was Labour party leader.  He makes Comrade Steptoe (Corbyn), as he’s known, look like a great orator by comparison.  Theresa May talks absolute gibberish. None of her speeches make any sense. She uses emolient words that sound nice but when you actually analyse them, mean nothing at all.

My personal thoughts are that Brexit is being used as a distraction from other policies that are being pushed through behind the scenes, such as the deterioration of the NHS, schools, fire service, local community care services, housing and education, to name a few.

Of course there is the other player in the pack that also has an impact on how people will vote in an election, and that is the media. Since the Levison Enquiry that has tarnished the reputation of the entire press establishment and shown publicly just how incestuously close politicians and the press really are. As Cameron did very little to admonish the press it is safe to assume that the unwritten contract between government and the press has been that the press are utterly the government mouthpiece, or propaganda pushers. It is hard for the press to completely divorce themselves from this role in order to shine a light on the real issues of Theresa May’s policies and hold her government to account as it should be at this time.
As we have already had 10 months of Theresa May’s policies and she is unable to distance herself entirely from her predecessor’s policies, I think it’s only right to examine them closely.

Theresa May became prime minister by default of a party election after Cameron resigned, having lost the Brexit referendum. Since then she has shown herself to be evasive when she is pursuing policies she does not want scrutinised, heartless, uncaring about people who really are struggling and, as someone who has never had children (and yes, I will bring that subject up as it does make a difference in someone’s persona a psyche) is happy to use them in her propaganda (remember the Christmas cards made by children) to try to portray a softer image, but has no idea how tough life can be when you’re trying to make ends meet on low wages.

She supported the hated Bedroom Tax, she has failed to support disabled and long term sick people who really need our help and support. She is happy to cut the meagre benefits they are forced to live on and cut housing benefit which would see these vulnerable people living on the streets because, in her eyes, they do not contribute. I would argue thus:

In any society there will always be a core of people who are unable to do paid work, usually because of illness or because they are carers or other circumstances. It is absolutely right that they are given the support they need through benefits and this should never be denied to them, nor cut. It is the mark of a civilised society that the most vulnerable people are supported all their lives and if we in the UK want to consider ourselves civilised then this is what we should be doing.

Whatever system you devise for claiming benefits there will always be a small group of people who will claim benefits fraudulently. While you can put such people under surveillance to catch them out, and should, the amounts they claim are miniscule by comparison to the amounts of money that are given to rich people and companies by way of tax cuts, methods of tax evasion. Even the amount of money that is given to the Royal family in Britain. This is a family that is richer than any of us can imagine, they don’t need money and yet they are given millions. The Queen even has the audacity to claim more money because she can’t afford to have the builders in to do a few repairs, yet if you’re average family in social housing does the same they are made to wait months if not years in freezing, damp conditions before any upgrade. I would sooner and rather give money to those who really need it, the sick, disabled, unemployed, retired, young families than to rich people who are just parasites to the rest of society.

The mainstream press should stop demonising ordinary people for claiming benefits and start criticising the rich people and companies who evade paying their fair share of tax which puts an unfair burden on working people. That’s something people should care about because it directly affects us. Any party who will tackle this in reality is a party worthy of consideration for my vote.

Another point that is worth mentioning is over the years governments have made employment a precarious situation whereby more regulations are imposed, rights diminished, shoddy work practices become commonplace and workers are forced to re-apply for their own jobs. I think elections should also be treated in the same way but in reverse. Politicians are re-applying for their jobs and we should judge whether they have been doing their jobs properly either collectively or individually and vote accordingly. No politician should be allowed to behave in the arrogant manner so many of them do and consider themselves unaccountable when it comes to elections. Look, listen and question.

A New Dawn Has Come

European Commission; trade agreements; environmental impact; employment rights; democracy, General Election

Well that was the surprise that wasn’t, at least not to those of us normal people who have been kicked around by the system over the last 40 years or so, all over the world, not just the USA. Donald Trump has made it to the White House and how the politicians around the world are howling in disbelief and horror, well not all of them, but there are many who are. Goldman Sachs is threatening to leave London and relocate in Germany to which I say “good riddance”. Any other banking institution that is going to do the same can also leave because in due course the EU will cease to exist. The natives are restless and that can only be the best thing to have happened in many, many years.

For far too long the world political game has been dominated by those with money who have removed themselves from the ordinary people whose votes they depend on to get elected. Those same politicians who then completely ignore the needs and wishes of the ordinary people who toil away providing for their families, paying taxes which are then mis-spent on pet projects or used to grease the wheels of politics. The same ordinary people who have become the playthings of politicians who take it in turns to provide employment one day, and then create the conditions that make those same people unemployed and dependent on help, charity, benefits. Those same people who are demonised, forgotten and held in contempt.

Here in the UK we had BREXIT on 23rd June which many of our politicians are desperately trying to wriggle out of because they realise that they will have nowhere else to go once they lose their job at the next general election (which is a good thing as they are completely unemployable and as useful as a chocolate teapot!). In America the decline in the quality of candidates has been pretty much zero for many years. Reagan was a puppet who would just read the lines given to him, the Bushes (senior and W) were a complete disaster and while Clinton may have done well on the economic front, but “that incident” will always overshadow any good he may have done. Obama only did one good thing and that was to introduce Obamacare, the affordable healthcare act. The rest of his administration was rudderless and littered with broken promises.

In the last couple of years the US has ramped up the rhetoric against Russia needlessly in order to prove how “strong” the US really is. Every step the USA has taken has backfired spectacularly as they don’t seem to understand that the Soviet Union has transformed into a modern, fully functioning country that it more than capable of giving the US a run for its money. History has shown that any country which has tried to wrestle the bear has failed. Now that Donald Trump has won the election there is a collective sigh of relief from many ordinary people that World War 3 has been averted. Had Clinton won I can only imagine there would have been a bloodbath that would dwarf the lives lost in both WW1 and WW2 in the last century. For that reason alone I can only hope that the whispers of Chelsea Clinton making a bid for the White House in future years remain just that, whispers. Apart from her mother I cannot think of a less suitable person to enter politics than her. A rich woman who has never had to work in her life, grew up in the White House, probably has servants to wait on her (nanny, PA, hair dresser, etc., etc., same thing) has no idea what it is to make a few dollars stretch from one end of the week to the next and whether there would be enough to eat, or pay the bills.

Over here in the UK and EU it’s interesting that there are those politicians, senior civil servants desperately clamouring to “teach” Trump about the policy towards Russia and then there’s the drunken Juncker in Brussels and Hollande (who will soon be out of office anyway) and the even more reviled jew dwarf Sarkozy (who is trying to get back in, I sincerely hope he doesn’t) who would like to school the Donald in how things are done in Europe. I think these political failures need to understand a few things.

1. BREXIT and the election of Donald Trump are not an aberration, not an accident, not a slip of the pencil in the voting booth. They are the lawful way in which the majority of people whose taxes are being abused by those in government to tell the politicians they are sick of being treated like shit, being lied to and taken for granted.

2. You don’t become a successful billionaire businessman by being an idiot, careless or not knowing what you’re doing. At 70 years of age Donald Trump knows his own mind and how he wants to approach matters. He may need to re-think some of his policies but on the whole I think he’s looking in the right direction. Scrapping TPP and TTIP as well as a host of other transatlantic treaties would be a good thing and needn’t take as long as some say it will. A simple repeal bill would do and I believe there is the theory of nullification which may also be used at the new President’s behest, whether that is the best way forward remains to be seen but there are always ways around most problems. Remember, what can be done can also be undone, so it’s not that big a deal.

3. Dealing with criminal elements coming into a country is also a legitimate way of preventing undesirable elements entering into a country, thereby keeping it citizens safe. This is something the UK wishes to do and something that was lost in the last couple of years through the Schengen scheme. Free movement of people who share the same values and outlook is perfectly acceptable. Europeans with Europeans is fine. Americans with Americans is fine. The moment you introduce an element that does not share your outlook or values there will be trouble. However much they complain Muslims are and always will be a problem. Like the Jews they feel they are “exceptional, special even”; they feel they should be given special treatment; they feel they should impose their ways and beliefs on their host country; they have no interest in integrating or contributing and consider paedophilia a normal way of life and also maiming and killing.

In this instance Donald Trump and Theresa May should have much in common as we’ve had similar problems since the ISIS reared its ugly head and there seems to be a consensus of muslims who think ISIS are a cool thing to be a part of.

4. Mending ties with Russia is probably the smartest thing a US president could do. Russia is a large country, larger than the USA and has a lot of clout, particularly in Europe. The sanctions have hurt the EU economies greatly and I am astounded that neither Germany nor France put their collective feet down and told Obwana to fuck off and not interefere in the EU economies. Had they done this then the EU would not be in the mess it’s in now. EU leaders, if you can call them that, are held in so much contempt as is the whole EU project that the only way forward is to reassert who we are. White Christian Europeans will not be part of the Coudenhove-Kalerghi plan. We will not be wiped out by savages and inbreeds, we will not interbreed with them.

I would put forward that the way out of this impasse which will now be given more impetus through Donald Trump’s election is that rather than relying on cheap immigrant labour, each country put more effort and money into family stability, not necessarily marriage, but committed relationships. Where children are the centre of family life, are given good, free education that equips them for skills they will need in their futures. Where mothers are not forced back into work only months after giving birth but allowed to bring them up and give children stable upbringing without worrying about paying bills, putting food on the table and so on. Where fathers are encouraged to remain in relationships for their own good and that of their families. In this way there will be more work, better paid.

Work structures also need to be looked at. If the normal working week was no more than 28 hours per week at full pay and benefits this would be more satisfactory for all concerned and would pretty much guarantee full employment, a proper work/life balance and thriving economy. People would work better because they had more energy, families would work better, children would be better behaved because they had their parents attention properly, people would have the time to have their lives and relationships. It makes no sense to have a dichotomy of either/or, it doesn’t work and disenfranchises people from the main system. Despite tinkering around the edges over the years, the work structure hasn’t really changed. If anything, it’s become more entrenched and either you work all the hours there are or you’re unemployed.

Finally, I would like to congratulate the American people for voting in someone who isn’t part of the system, who can bring much needed fresh ideas that have a better chance of working for the good of the many, the 99%, not just the 1%. Thank you.

Humanity Has Died, Long Live Human Beings

London Life

I haven’t posted for a while as there have been so many events in the last few months that would normally have elicited comment from me, but I felt it would be better to take a step back and look at the bigger picture, if there is one. However, today Sunday 30th October 2016 sees a monumental event in that CETA has finally been ratified by both Canada and all 27 European countries. Today is the day humanity and any rights for human beings died and the corporates have won.

This is part of the new world order movement so beloved of many conspiracy theorists, except its not a conspiracy. The new world order is part of the picture promoted by the Jewish people for the world for many years and it looks as though they have won.

Conspiracy theorists have mostly been ignored or called nutters and some of them are, many of them don’t check their facts properly, others paint such a fantastical picture it’s hard to believe what they say but that would be to dismiss them and allow the world to trundle onto the pre-ordained future that will be a nightmare that humanity will never escape from. The corporate dominance of the world really is upon us and this may be the last time that we normal, ordinary people get to vote for anyone important as elections the world over are, and have been, rigged to such an extent that they instill only apathy and disgust at politics and politicians alike. In the next 10-15 years whenever there is a vote for government anywhere in the world, I can pretty much guarantee that only corporations will have the ability to vote, that’s the way we’re headed globally.

The question is what can we do about it? Brexit in the UK is a powerful force but one that politicians are willing to overlook, at their peril, which gives you some idea how deeply they are invested in this new world order as they have done very well out of it and will continue to do so. The America elections give two not-so-good candidates a chance to do what they want, one is being investigated by the FBI, the other has a loose mouth that says quite inappropriate things but has nuggets of sensible policies that will turn the USA around. If I were voting I would go for the latter. There are also elections in the EU which will be interesting to watch, particularly Germany, but let’s see what happens.

What is interesting is that PM May in the UK is steadily unpicking most of the roadblocks that were thrown in the way of the UK doing well by David Cameron. He always talked about a “legacy”, well any “legacy” he had in mind is being eroded, as well as that of other politicians since the 1990s. Therein lies the answer. In the same way that those who espouse the new world order were allowed to set up associations, societies, make inroads into respectable life, those things should be taken away from them. Those associations and societies made null and void, all those who run or are associated with such things given the same treatment they wished for others and then those values that have been slowly eroded under the guise of “multiculturalism” and “tolerance” brought back so that we can be strong as a people.

Those who have a preference for multiculturalism need to understand that you cannot share in someone else’s values and ways of thinking if you don’t understand your own. It is by having a good understanding of your own place in the world that you can share this with others. This does not mean you have to segregate, although it is natural to want to live with people who share your own values and are culturally similar, but it does mean you need to know who you are and where you come from.

We don’t need to go to war as it serves no purpose for those fighting such wars, it only serves a purpose for those sending young people to war while they sit back in their comfortable lives and make the right noises at the right times. It does take some backbone, strength of purpose and a willingness not to be derailed from your goal to be allowed to live ordinary lives normally with a fair share of the spoils of our work. Those purporting the new world order realise the game is up, most people understand who they are and what they’re up to, and there’s nowhere for them to hide.

Autumn Fruits and Other Vegetables

London Life

The Conference season is upon us again and it’s an interesting way for the established political parties to set out their stall for the months ahead and reiterate the party slogan both to the faithful and the rest of the country.   Labour seemed desperate, but they have every right to considering the utter shambles they created for themselves over the summer months after the Brexit vote.   They are still deluded that anyone actually listens to politicans and believes what they say and still only interested in talking to each other in Westminster regardless of what goes on outside of the political bubble.   It is fair to say that Labour have now got their wish, they are completely unelectable for the foreseeable future.  Note to Jeremy Corbyn; don’t bother to put up prospective MPs in the next general election, you won’t be getting many, if any returners.

The Tories with their shiny new PM and cabinet had a chance to set out their stall for what they hope to achieve in the coming months and it all sounds bright and hopeful with lots of nice words and phrases, however the fly in the ointment is the ongoing dispute with Southern Rail which belies the true nature of the Tories and quite simply says, “business as usual”, so don’t be fooled.

For those readers living outside of the SE of England, there has been an ongoing dispute between Southern Rail who run the franchise of train services between the South Coast of the UK, so Brighton, Eastbourne, Portsmouth, Chichester and Hastings and London as well as the Brighton to Bedford Thameslink services which also go through London.

Those of us who are unfortunate enough to have to use Southern’s services in order to get to work every day understand how awful they are.  The daily delays to get to and from work are frustrating enough.  You’ve got the app on your phone, you check the services, the app assures you everything is running normally, you get to the train station the boards announce there are delays from 2 minutes, 5 minutes then going to 10-20 minutes (this is the same train, by the way), then the board announces that the train you were waiting for will arrive at the same time as the next train going to your destination which you know is a physical impossibility as two trains cannot arrive at the same platform at the same time, then the next train is also delayed after a few minutes and the train you were waiting for is cancelled.  Then the scenario is repeated but if you’re lucky the next train which is full of passengers who would have got the previous train actually bothers to make it out of Victoria and there is the possibility you may actually make it home tonight.  Whoopee.  At this point I have to stress to my readers who live outside of the UK I am talking about overground trains and not the tube, which runs beautifully, regularly.

For those readers who are not in the UK the background to this dispute is that while the UK was one of the first countries in the world to have a railway 200 years ago, there has been very little in the way of investment since, save for new carriages periodically.   This means that many rural and suburban train stations have platforms which are much the same size as when they were first built or are curved which have always necessitated a guard to be on the train in case someone tries to catch the train at the last minute and gets themselves, bags or clothing caught in the doors.   The suburban commute to work has always been an unpleasant, expensive and overcrowded experience, one to be avoided where possible and complained about frequently.

A couple of years ago Southern undertook a programme of extending platforms to accommodate longer trains, only by two carriages per train but it’s enough to ensure a small amount of space for passengers.  However some station platforms could only be extended to accommodate so many carriages so passengers are asked to disembark from the first 7 or 8 carriages.   All well and good you say, but Southern are now saying that guards on what they call “metro trains”, that is trains running from the suburbs into London, should not have guards.   Safety measures would argue otherwise.   These are the lines that need guards the most.  Notwithstanding that there are cameras placed at various points along platforms, when a driver’s attention is elsewhere (i.e. closing carriage doors and preparing to drive the train out of the station) he will be unaware of someone struggling to get on or off the train at the last minute (how many times do people gaze up from their iPhone to realise which station they are at and rush off, even when it is announced?), someone rushing onto the train at the last minute as described above?   These are situations that happen very easily and need an extra pair of eyes on board, and not all station platforms are staffed, even at peak travel times.   The key is safety.

If Teresa May thinks this is her Thatcher moment where she can discredit and get rid of the Unions she has picked the wrong fight.   I have only three words that sum up the consequences of such blinkered thinking and they are Clapham Junction 1988.  Having privatised British Rail the private companies did away with many of the usual safety practices and it was hailed as a huge success for free market thinking.   A crowded passenger train crashed into the rear of another train that had stopped at a signal, and subsequently sideswiped an empty train traveling in the other direction. 35 people died and 415 were injured.

The collision was caused by a signal failure due to a wiring fault. New wiring had been installed, but the old wiring had been left connected at one end, and loose and uninsulated at the other. An independent inquiry, chaired by Anthony Hidden, QC, found that the signalling technician responsible had not been told his working practices were wrong and his work had not been inspected by an independent person. He had also worked a seven-day week for the previous 13 weeks. Critical of the health and safety culture within British Rail at the time, Hidden’s recommendations included ensuring that work was independently inspected and that a senior project manager be made responsible for all aspects of any major, safety-critical project such as re-signalling work.

The RMT union is absolutely correct which many commuters understand and support the Union in this regard.  Unfortunately Teresa May is a small minded, blinkered, free market thinker who is trying to show who’s boss, in supporting Southern’s position in this, she may find it will cost her dearly at the ballot box.   The markets are not some panacea for common sense and respecting that people who travel on trains whether for work or leisure have the right to expect to arrive safely and in one piece.   If Teresa May has any political nous she should call in Southern’s boss and tell him to retain the guards already in place and increase station staff presence in suburban stations.  If it hits Southern’s profits, hard cheese.

Legacy, What Legacy?

democracy

Have just come across the most insane story of the US elections that Obama has threatened black Americans that he would feel insulted if they did not vote for Hillary Clinton. I have to ask, is this the same Barack Obama, 1st black president of the US of A who stood by while many black people have been harassed, beaten and killed by US police? Is this the same Barack Obama who said zip while black Americans had their homes forclosed early on in his presidential campaign? Is this the same Barack Obama who promised to end wars and started more in the Middle East sending more soldiers out there to die, for what? So America could look like the big man on the block? Obama is a real piece of work and I hope many black Americans remember the many promises he broke when they go to the polling stations on election day.

Backseat Drivers Beware!!

Economics, London Life

The prospect of a former chancellor ripping into the present Tory government’s practices are the stuff of political nightmares, I should think, and yet this is what happened this week.  With David Cameron now departed just before the housing market totally crashes (which it will shortly) the only person left to be a constant headache to the present May-led government is George Osborne, former failed chancellor. What is pertinent is to look closely at Osborne’s record as chancellor and note that he never missed an opportunity to punish the poor, sick and disabled for being so and relished every such chance along with his close chum Dave.

There’s the bedroom tax announced the same day the Queen was given a whopping 30% pay rise, there’s the much fantasized “surplus budget” he aimed for, which everyone knew was a fantasy.

What is interesting are Osborne’s comments during the 2008 collapse where he said, “The more the government borrows the less attractive sterling becomes. He said: “We are in danger, if the government is not careful, of having a proper sterling collapse, a run on the pound.” And yet he himself pursued the same policies. In 2010 he aimed to cut the deficit so that it only amounted to fraction of govt spending by 2015-16 this went pear-shaped as national debt tripled as more private firms were forced to the wall because of his “austerity” policies which only ensured misery for millions of people who were subsequently made unemployed and then vilified for having to depend on the state for handouts in their time of need, conveniently forgetting those same people had already paid into the system through their taxes for such assistance from the state.

Osborne also introduced a cap on the amount of benefits a family could claim from £25,000 per year to £23,000 per year. This may not seem like a lot, but when you have a family of 2-4 mouths to feed, clothe, etc it doesn’t go very far. He also cut the rate of income tax for the rich from 50% to 45% simultaneously slapping VAT on Cornish pasties, beloved by ordinary people to pay for this.

At every turn Osborne could not help himself to keep the rich even richer while taxing the poor who could ill afford more taxes. Osborne also managed to lose the UK’s treasured AAA financial ratings. The fact that this chancer was in government is probably the only way he is avoiding criminal prosecution as, anyone else caught doing what he is doing would end up in court with a jail sentence at the end of it.

The point of this story is that he is still preaching the policies of austerity to the current government, I just hope the current chancellor, Philip Hammond manages to ignore this chancer and does what he thinks is right. Also, Osborne’s comments on the Hinkley C project which was cobbled together by Georgie-boy and his mate Dave. PM May was right to put the brakes on this project for a while and scrutinise it properly because it has to be remembered that we have just got rid of the two most dishonest, unscrupulous, morally bankrupt people ever to be elected to high office who have not just sold the family silver but the kitchen sink and scales that go with it.

Unfortunately Hinkely C has gone ahead and the cost to the consumer will be too high a price to pay at £92.50 per megawatt of electricity generated and will ensure that many people will resort to going back to the old fashioned ways of amusing themselves by candlelight such as reading a book, knitting, jigsaw puzzles.

The only way I can see Teresa May offsetting such a high cost is by investing in renewable energies which she can do quite easily and will ensure our electricity supplies far better than nuclear power can. The technology is there also to be able to harness solar power in batteries (Tesla) or generators which can store this energy and release it when needed so it then becomes more reliable. Personally, if I were in government I would do two things, flatten huge swathes of what I call “below standard housing”, the two-up, two-down Victorian terraces as well as just about any building built before 1889 across the UK which just become slums, are difficult to heat properly, are prone to damp and just not able to be adapted to modern day living. In doing this I could then implement a house building programme which would enable better, easier to heat and better built to accommodate modern living which would give families, couples and single people a better standard of living with the emphasis on orienting buildings so the largest part of the roof faces towards the sun and all properties must have solar panels (now you can even get roofing tiles with solar panels built in, which saves a lot of faffing around having roofing tiles and then solar panels on top). Any buildings that have a lot of glass in their structure (office buildings for instance) would need to be covered in solar generating film. These would all feed into the national grid for 50% of capacity which would have batteries that could store these charges for release later on. Many homes would also have these batteries so that they could also benefit from storing their own electricity power. In fact, I would go so far as to say that it is probably going to become incumbent upon many people to be as self sufficient as possible so far as generating their own electricity is concerned as the cost of power to heat, charge and enjoy the lifestyles we currently have is going to be that much more difficult after 2020 when this becomes operational. It must also be borne in mind that renewable energies such as wind and solar at present provides 27% of our energy needs with only a fraction of households having solar panels, whereas nuclear such as Hinkley only produces 7% of our energy needs. If the scenario I have outlined above were to be implemented we would easily have more than enough power to meet our needs and there would not be able question of national interests.

The Propaganda Machine Beyond the UK

London Life

I’ve been in Krakow, Poland for the past week enjoying a much needed break. It’s my second time back in Poland and I have to say I enjoy being there. I love the people, the food, the culture and the connection I have with my heritage. On both visits I have made a point of getting an understanding of the situation in Poland which is subject to a lot of misunderstanding and bad mouthing in the British and USA press which is based on ignorance and prejudice.

Firstly, despite the investment in infrastructure in Poland and loosening of ordinary people’s ability to set up their own businesses, which I’m sure is very welcome, they are experiencing the same problems as we are in the UK. The cost of living is low and so are the wages, in fact so low that it is common for 3 or 4 generations to be living under the same roof, in a good many cases, in 2 or 3 bedroom properties. This hampers familial relationships in that it is difficult for people to have space for their own lives and hobbies as would normally be the case.

Secondly, despite the involvement of the Americans in “helping” to avoid another Russian takeover, the American influence in daily life isn’t always welcome. Television programmes are pretty much the same as they are in the UK, they even have their own Jamie Oliver who in my opinion, has just basic cooking skills. Masterchef is just called Chef. What I call “talking heads programmes” where one or more guests is invited to give their view of events has taken on the format everywhere else, anytime the guest is suspected of saying something “controversial” they cut to a break, even if the guest is just contrasting a situation as it is now to events in previous years. The Americans have to remember Poland is Poland, not the USA. We have our own culture, our own language, our own history. On Polish soil Americans should behave as Poles and not impose their way on Poland.

Thirdly, there is the Jewification of the media. Now Jews have been a part of Polish life since 1264 when King Boleslav of Poland invited them to set up communities at a time when the rest of Europe was kicking them out of their countries notably England, Spain and France to name but a few. There have been recent whispers by notable Polish/Jewish scholars and others that Polish Jews have been badly treated by various communities in WW2. Recently Jaroslaw Kaczynski issued a new law making any such accusation against Poles illegal and punishable. Now the Polish collosus of film making, Andrzej Wajda, is making a film about Polish history but there are a lot of Jews involved which concerns me greatly as Jews have a habit of distorting events to suit their own agenda and with Wajda now cutting a frail figure at the age of 80, I wonder whether he will see the film made to its entirety and show the truth of Polish history without bias.

The current situation in Europe has touched many ordinary Europeans who are uneasy with the EU institutions as they currently are. The cry from the top of the pyramid is for “more Europe”. It is the utter definition of madness, repeating the same behaviour but hoping for a different outcome. The Jewish-inspired one world isn’t going to happen, I have said this many times previously in this blog. Co-operation is the best anyone can hope for. We all have our own languages, geography, geology, cultures, heritage, histories intertwined and solo. Instead of trying to get everyone to be the same and forget their history, nationality, languages and culture, just be respectful and admit defeat. The EU experiment is OVER, SO OVER. The genie is out of the bottle and now everyone will want their own referendum which national governments will be obliged to give to their electorate and the result will inevitably be that ordinary people want OUT of the EU institutions. Not bound by endless rules and regulations and working every hour of the day, being told what you can and cannot say or do. Moreover people are now waking up and realising that the one world is a Jewish nightmare that will only make life worse for everyone. If you don’t believe me, please get hold of “The Synagogue of Satan” Updated, Expanded & Uncensored by Andrew Carrington Hitchcock and read it through. It will turn your blood cold and your perspective of the world will never be the same again.

The Worst Kind of Politician …..

European Commission; trade agreements; environmental impact; employment rights; democracy, London Life

I haven’t posted in the last few weeks as it’s been very quiet. After the excitement of recent months on the political scene across the world most people have been sensible and taken a break over the summer months to enjoy the weather and recharge the batteries. What I have noticed among the comedic distractions of the Labour party in so-called turmoil are the siren voices suggesting that the will of the people could and should be overturned by politicians in parliament over the results of the Brexit referendum. These voices belong mainly to those in the Labour-Lite Party and a few former civil servants.

What these blatant fools don’t seem to realise is that it reveals the worst sort of politician, the type that only believes in “democracy” if they are on the winning side and, secondly they are only interested in furthering their own careers. Brussels being the place to go for failed politicians who are unemployable anywhere else.

They also seem to overlook the point that all the hand-wringing in the world won’t change the result as Brussels has accepted the result that the British want to leave and that we will need to do this in an orderly manner acceptable to all sides, not just in Britain. For all the accusations of being undemocratic and ignoring the voice of ordinary people (which it does in spades), Brussels understands that if the British wish to leave the last thing would be to blackmail, withdraw favourable terms or even threaten with unfavourable terms or worse as that would most certainly just put people’s backs up and make them more determined to leave and trade with the wider world where such childish behaviour would be seen for what it is.

The Labour-Lite Party does not understand that there are times when ordinary people understand far better what is going on and will vote accordingly. Labour-Lite are only interested in talking amongst themselves, within their own little cliques, throwing out the odd statement to appease the masses, but see themselves as somehow above the “common people”. They honestly believe they are somehow”special”, set apart from the rest of us.

The Tory Party on the other hand absolutely get it. The vote to leave was unequivocally a kick up the backside to the Establishment. For so many years ordinary people have been put upon, lied to, kicked when most in need and then treated like vermin. This was the one opportunity that ordinary people could tell the Establishment that it was not all going to go their way. Its our country and we have a say in what happens as well. Without ordinary people this country is nothing. Its time the Labour-Lites just packed up and went home because we really don’t need any of them, not one.