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.

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.

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 Real Battle Begins

democracy, General Election, London Life

So the new battle begins to find a new leader for the Tory party and it brings out some very strange characters, each of whom is looking to massage their own ego.

On the one hand there is Theresa May who has been the most divisive, xenophobic Home Secretary I can recall in many years. This is the Home Secretary who has pushed through legislation that allows spying on ordinary people through computer and phone records on an industrial scale at the behest of the USA, who is happy to push through legislation that stops anyone putting up an alternative political party or giving another point of view during an election year. She would simply push for a totalitarian state Stalin would have been proud of. I simply cannot imagine a less suitable person to be PM and lead the UK Brexit talks to a conclusion that would benefit both the UK and EU. I dread to think how she would behave in a climate of foreign nationals having to negotiate a deal whereby Britain leaves the EU in amicable circumstances, I’m pretty sure she would do more harm than good.

Another candidate is Michael Gove the former Education Minister who tried to push forward education plans to further privatise education and dumb down the same for children from poor families. Failed

Jeremy Hunt the Health Secretary is another one who has thrown his hat in the ring, but I doubt will last the course. This is another minister who has bullied his way through trying to privatise the NHS and managed to achieve something quite extraordinary, junior doctors and other health professionals striking for the first time in decades in opposition to his plans and thinking that just because he is a minister he can simple force his plans through regardless of what others may think. Failed.

There are three other people largely unknown Liam Fox, Stephen Crabb and Andrea Leadsom. The only one of these who stands out for me is Andrea Leadsom who took part in some of the debates on the EU Referendum and was very much in favour of Britain leaving. If I were to make a decision as to who would be the most suitable person for leader of the Tory party at this juncture it would have to be Andrea Leadsom simply because she was fully behind the decision to leave the EU and would therefore have a full understanding of why so many people voted to leave. The others are simply careerists who have their own agenda and don’t give a fig for the greater good of the UK.

The media absolutely love Theresa May who remotely reminds them of Thatcher. However, the media do not run the country and the people will have their say. The appetite for another heartless, sociopathic robot as PM simply isn’t there, so even if she is voted in by fellow Tories, won’t win the public vote.

 

Tak więc nowy Walka zaczyna się znaleźć nowego lidera dla partii torysów i wydobywa kilka bardzo dziwnych znaków, z których każdy stara się masować swoje własne ego.

Z jednej strony jest Theresa May, który był najbardziej podziały, ksenofobicznym Home Secretary Pamiętam wiele lat. To jest minister spraw wewnętrznych, który przeforsował ustawodawstwa, które pozwala szpiegostwo na zwykłych ludzi za pośrednictwem komputera i telefonu rekordy na skalę przemysłową na żądanie USA, który jest szczęśliwy, aby przeforsować przepisy, które zatrzymuje ktoś stawiania alternatywną partię polityczną lub udzieleniu inny punkt widzenia w trakcie roku wyborczym. Ona po prostu dążyć do totalitarnego państwa Stalin byłby dumny. Po prostu nie mogę sobie wyobrazić mniej odpowiedniej osoby do bycia PM i prowadzić rozmowy UK Brexit do wniosku, że korzyści zarówno w Wielkiej Brytanii i UE. Boję się pomyśleć, jak będzie ona zachowywać się w klimacie cudzoziemców mających negocjować umowę, zgodnie z którą Brytanii pozostawia do UE w przyjaznych okolicznościach, jestem całkiem pewny, że zrobi więcej szkody niż pożytku.

Innym kandydatem jest Michael Gove były minister edukacji, który próbuje pchnąć do przodu planów edukacyjnych w celu dalszego prywatyzacji edukacji i niemych dół same dla dzieci z ubogich rodzin. Niepowodzenie

Jeremy Hunt Sekretarz Zdrowia jest kolejnym, który rzucił czapkę w ringu, ale wątpię, będzie trwał kurs. Jest to kolejny minister, który zastraszany drogę przez próbuje sprywatyzować NHS i udało się osiągnąć coś zupełnie niezwykłego, junior lekarzy i innych pracowników służby zdrowia uderzające po raz pierwszy od kilkudziesięciu lat w opozycji do swoich planów i myśli, że tylko dlatego, że jest ministrem potrafi prosta siła jego plany poprzez niezależnie od tego, co inni mogą myśleć. Nie powiodła się.

Istnieją trzy inne osoby w dużej mierze nieznane Liam Fox, Stephen Crabb i Andrea Leadsom. Tylko jeden z nich, który wyróżnia się dla mnie jest Andrea Leadsom, którzy wzięli udział w kilku debatach na temat referendum unijnym i był bardzo na korzyść Brytanii wyjeżdża. Gdybym miał podjąć decyzję o tym, kto będzie najbardziej odpowiednia osoba na lidera partii torysów w tym momencie, że to musi być Andrea Leadsom po prostu dlatego, że w pełni stał za decyzją o opuszczeniu UE i dlatego mają pełne zrozumienie, dlaczego tak wiele osób głosowało opuścić. Pozostali są po prostu karierowiczów, którzy mają swoje własne cele i nie dają rys dla dobra Wielkiej Brytanii.

Media uwielbiam Theresa May, którzy zdalnie przypomina im Thatcher. Jednak media nie działają kraj i ludzie będą mieli do powiedzenia. Apetyt na kolejny nieczułego, socjopatycznego robota jako PM po prostu nie ma, więc nawet jeśli jest ona głosowało przez innych torysów nie wygra głosowaniu jawnym.

Aftershock and Coming to Terms With ….

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

It has been more than a week since the UK voted to leave the EU and there has been a largely upbeat view of the result with quite a few other EU countries also seeking to hold their own referenda on the same subject. In the UK the result has slowly sunk in with some people – predominantly those under the age of 40 thinking the result to leave the EU is a disaster and that all sorts of bad things will happen to the UK. These are the people who have never known anything other than the UK being joined at the hip to the EU.

In so many areas of life it is the convention that the future belongs to the young. It does, because they are the ones who have the energy, enthusiasm and ideas to shape the world how they want it to be. However, in this case the future still belongs to young people but not in the way they have become accustomed to it being, in this case those people do really appreciate what it really means to be part of an enslaved people that young people seem to be so willing to walk into. What is really annoying are people like the failed and largely discredited Tony Blair saying in effect that the British people cannot be trusted to know their own minds and the result should not be taken seriously. Again, it betrays the utter contempt people like him view ordinarly people.

My personal view is that once the political dust has settled in the UK, which probably won’t be for some time, that whoever emerges as prime minister of the UK after a general election should take stock of the result and not be in a hurry to envoke Article 50 as the EU would do its utmost to make an example of the UK in the manner it did of Greece; and yes, the EU is quite happy to cut off its own nose to spite its face as they are doing in continuing sanctions against Russia.

By continuing sanctions against the largest trading partner of the EU in Russia and looking forward to punishing the UK in similar fashion, Merkel, Schaubel, Juncker and others of similar mindset are putting in place the very same circumstances that will ensure that not only Europe is bankrupt but also the German economy will suffer as it did in the 1930s under the Weimar Republic, only who will they blame this time? The immigrants so welcomed by Merkel? The countries who decided that perhaps this isn’t the direction that Europe should be travelling in? Maybe even Merkel herself. Time alone will tell, until then so many people across Europe will have to suffer in order for this already failed social experiment to be maintained at all costs, after all, so many (failed) politicians jobs are at stake.

To było ponad tydzień od Wielkiej Brytanii przegłosował opuścić UE i nastąpił głównie optymistyczne widzenia wyniku z dość kilka innych krajów UE stara się również do posiadania własnego referendów w tej samej sprawie. W Wielkiej Brytanii rezultatem powoli dotarło z niektórych ludzi – przeważnie osób poniżej 40 roku życia myśli wynik opuścić UE jest katastrofą i że wszelkiego rodzaju złych rzeczy się stanie z Wielkiej Brytanii. Są to ludzie, którzy nigdy nie wiadomo, coś innego niż Zjednoczone Królestwo są połączone na biodrze do UE.

W wielu dziedzinach życia jest konwencja, że przyszłość należy do młodych. Czyni, bo oni są tymi, którzy mają energię, entuzjazm i pomysły, aby kształtować świat, jak chcą go mieć. Jednak w tym przypadku w przyszłości nadal należy do młodych ludzi, ale nie w taki sposób, że przyzwyczaili się do jej istnienia, w tym przypadku tych ludzi naprawdę docenić to, co to naprawdę znaczy być częścią zniewolonych ludzi, że młodzi ludzie wydają się być tak chętnie chodzić do. Co jest naprawdę denerwujące są ludzie tacy jak nieudanej iw dużej mierze zdyskredytowane Tony Blair mówiąc w efekcie, że Brytyjczycy nie można ufać, by poznać własne zdanie i wynik nie powinien być traktowany poważnie. Ponownie, to zdradza całkowitej pogardy ludzie tacy jak on zobaczyć ordinarly ludzi.

Moje osobiste zdanie jest, że gdy opadnie kurz polityczny w Wielkiej Brytanii, która prawdopodobnie nie będzie przez jakiś czas, aby każdy, kto wyłania się jako premier Wielkiej Brytanii po wyborach powinna dokonać podsumowania wyników i nie być w pośpiechu do envoke Artykuł 50 a UE zrobi co w jego mocy, aby przykład w Wielkiej Brytanii w sposób to miało miejsce w Grecji; i tak, że UE jest bardzo szczęśliwy, aby odciąć swój nos na przekór jego twarz, jak to robią w kontynuowaniu sankcji wobec Rosji.

Kontynuując sankcje przeciwko największym partnerem handlowym UE w Rosji i czekam na karanie Wielkiej Brytanii w podobny sposób, Merkel, Schaubel, Juncker i inne o podobnym sposobie myślenia jest wprowadzenie te same okoliczności, które zapewnią, że nie tylko Europa jest upadłość, ale także niemiecka gospodarka będzie cierpieć jak to miało miejsce w 1930 roku w ramach Republiki Weimarskiej, tylko kto będzie winią tym razem? Imigranci tak mile widziane przez Merkel? Kraje, które zdecydowały, że może to nie jest kierunek, że Europa powinna być podróży? Może nawet Merkel. sam czas pokaże, do tej pory tak wiele osób w całej Europie będą musieli cierpieć, aby ta już nieudany eksperyment społeczny być utrzymane za wszelką cenę, mimo wszystko, tak wielu (nie), politycy miejsca pracy są zagrożone.

A New Dawn for the EU?

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23rd June 2016 was the day the UK voted to leave the EU and I am proud to be counted as one of those who voted to leave. For many young people who don’t have the benefit of recalling the UK as it was before joining the EEC as it was then, they are fearful for what the future will bring, thinking that if only we voted to remain things would turn out ok. For those who can remember the UK as it was before joining the EEC, its a very different story.

I am one of those who can remember the UK in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s before the EEC morphed into the monstrosity it is now. While it wasn’t a perfect country in terms of the economy there were real, skilled jobs with real pay and although people weren’t wealthy, most people were in better health than they are now as they ate better rather than relying on ready made meals from supermarkets, there weren’t so many overweight people as people did physical work. When women had babies they weren’t forced to go to work because food, goods and services were inexpensive enough a single wage from a married couple was enough to provide for a family and keep a roof over their heads. Young people could go to university and be educated for free. Those people who wanted to improve their careers could go to adult education classes and gain qualifications for a nominal sum of money, as most of the courses were subsized by the local government. It was unheard of for old people to be left without care when they wanted it or to have to sell their houses in order to pay for care when they became too infirm to care for themselves.

Working life was easier too, people were not expected to work all the hours of the day for next to nothing, to sacrifice family life. You worked a 35 hour week with an hour for lunch and felt you had the energy to do other things at the end of the day and week rather than being so exhausted you just don’t have the energy even to talk to people. Jobs were plentiful and you could walk out of a job and in a week or two get another one.

Certainly as someone who came from an immigrant family I didn’t have a problem with people as I was growing up. Occasionally I’d be told to go back to where I came from but I quickly learned to have an answer to those sorts of comments, such as, “you mean my mother’s womb?” I would certainly tell any Europeans here in the UK to remain in the UK and continue your lives as there wouldn’t be any backlash. You came legally, you work hard and the UK benefits from your quiet, good culture that emphasizes family life. This is very much respected. Those that do make life difficult are in the minority.

Writing this on 24th June the immediate effect has been that the stock markets have dropped dramatically. I don’t see this as a problem. We’ve had markets drop before and then bounce back. In this case what is dropping is the fact that those in the banking industry who have been chasing smaller and smaller returns hoping to somehow fool the rest of us into thinking that the economy is healthy are now having to face reality. It isn’t.

8 years ago when the banking sector collapsed because of failed mortgages when the banks were helped out by governments around the world, none of these institutions reformed their practices. It’s been business as usual and they have continued to print money like its going out of fashion. This kind of stupidity is now coming home to roost and there will be a bumpy ride for a while but it will even out and we can work out how banks and money should be a part of society that services it rather than inflating money out of all proportion and creating debt and misery and calling it “growth”.

In time these same markets will stabilise and life will be better than it is now, for certain.

What is so nice is that other European countries also want to have their Exit Referenda and I hope they get these and vote to leave as well. I have previously said that to expect 28 countries to all fit into one type of superstate is a foolhardy exercise. All 28 countries of the European Union have their own cultures, geography, traditions, language and food which is to be celebrated in itself, but to have a one-size-fits-all model for all of them and expect them to shoe horn themselves into is complete lunacy. Of course it provokes tensions.

The worst thing of course is that the Germans have been so obliging in ensuring the demise of the European Union itself by first of all continuing sanctions against Russia which is the biggest trading partner of Europe, and then for that idiot cow, Merkel to welcome the world into Europe, triggering the Caudenhove-Kalergi plan into action. The worst act of deviousness has been to bully Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic with fines of 250,000 Euros for each rejected “refugee”. For the last 250 years a good part of Europe has sought to kill off the Slavic people through wars, starvation and occupation and still we come back. Now they want to kill off what remains of the Slavic people through rape and interbreeding and head cutting by people who have no intention of integrating into society, but imposing their own beliefs, religion and traditions onto European and Slavic people.

Once Europe has taken back control of its own countries there will be repercussions for Germany and it will not be welcomed with open arms. Germans are a nation of bullies who should never be trusted with anything. Having now welcomed all these head choppers into Germany I hope they will learn their lessons well.

 

23 czerwca 2016 był dniem Wielkiej Brytanii przegłosował opuścić UE i jestem dumny, że liczy się jako jeden z tych, którzy głosowali opuścić. Dla wielu młodych ludzi, którzy nie mają korzyści z przypominając Wielkiej Brytanii, jak to było przed przystąpieniem do EWG, jak to było wtedy, że boją się tego, co przyniesie przyszłość, myśląc, że jeśli tylko głosowaliśmy pozostać rzeczy okaże się ok , Dla tych, którzy pamiętają Wielkiej Brytanii, jak to było przed przystąpieniem do EWG, jej zupełnie inną historię.

Jestem jednym z tych, którzy pamiętają Wielkiej Brytanii w 1960 roku, 1970 i 1980, zanim EWG przekształcił monstrum jest teraz. Mimo, że nie był to idealny kraj z punktu widzenia gospodarki nie były prawdziwe, wykwalifikowanych miejsc pracy z prawdziwymi wynagrodzenia i chociaż ludzie nie byli bogaci, większość ludzi były w lepszym zdrowiu niż obecnie, jak jedli lepiej zamiast polegać na gotowych posiłki z supermarketów, nie było tak wiele osób z nadwagą, jak ludzie zrobili pracy fizycznej. Kiedy kobiety miały dzieci nie byli zmuszeni iść do pracy, ponieważ żywność, towary i usługi były na tyle niedroga pojedynczy płac z małżonków było wystarczające, aby zapewnić rodzinie i utrzymać dach nad ich głowami. Młodzi ludzie mogą iść na studia i zostać wykształcona za darmo. Tych ludzi, którzy chcieli poprawić swoje kariery mógł pójść do dorosłych zajęcia wykształcenia i kwalifikacji zysk za symboliczną sumę pieniędzy, ponieważ większość kursów zostały subsized przez samorząd. To było niespotykane dla starców być pozostawione bez opieki, gdy chcieli, czy musieli sprzedać swoje domy, aby zapłacić za opiekę, kiedy stał się zbyt niedołężnych dbać o siebie.

było łatwiej też nie oczekiwano ludzie życie zawodowe do pracy wszystkie godziny dnia za bezcen, rezygnować z życia rodzinnego. Pracowałeś 35 godzinny tydzień pracy z godziny na lunch i czuł miałeś energię na inne rzeczy na koniec dnia i tygodnia, a nie jest tak wyczerpany, po prostu nie mam siły nawet rozmawiać z ludźmi. Praca były obfite i można wyjść z pracy i za tydzień lub dwa dostać inny.

Oczywiście, jak ktoś, kto pochodził z rodziny imigrantów nie miałem problemu z ludzi, jak dorastałem. Czasami chciałbym być poinformowani, aby wrócić do skąd jestem, ale szybko nauczył się otrzymać odpowiedź na te rodzaju komentarze, takie jak “masz na myśli łonie matki?” Ja na pewno powiedzieć, żadnych Europejczyków w Wielkiej Brytanii pozostanie w Wielkiej Brytanii i kontynuować swoje życie, gdyż nie byłoby żadnych luzów. Przyjechałeś legalnie, musisz ciężko pracować, a korzyści dla Zjednoczonego Królestwa od swojej spokojnej, dobrej kultury, która podkreśla życia rodzinnego. To jest bardzo szanowany. Te, które mają utrudnić życie są w mniejszości i zasługują na bity, skoro oni dostać ich osłów wyrzucony są mniej prawdopodobne, aby utrudnić życie.

Pisanie to na 24 czerwca Bezpośrednim efektem było to, że rynki akcji spadły dramatycznie. Nie widzę w tym problemu. Mieliśmy rynki spadku przed i potem wraca. W tym przypadku, co spada, jest fakt, że ci w sektorze bankowym, które zostały pogoni za coraz mniejsze zyski w nadziei, aby w jakiś sposób oszukać resztę z nas do myślenia, że gospodarka jest zdrowa muszą teraz zmierzyć się z rzeczywistością. To nie jest.

8 lat temu, gdy sektor bankowy załamał się z powodu nieudanych kredytów hipotecznych, kiedy banki były pomógł przez rządy na całym świecie, żadna z tych instytucji zreformować swoje praktyki. To było jak zwykle i mają nadal drukować pieniądze jak jej wychodzi z mody. Ten rodzaj głupoty jest teraz wraca do domu do gniazda i nie będzie ostra jazda na chwilę, ale nawet na zewnątrz i możemy dowiedzieć się, jak banki i pieniądze powinny być częścią społeczeństwa, że usługi to zamiast pompowania pieniędzy na wszystko odsetek i tworzenie długu i nędzę i nazywając go “wzrostu”.

W czasie tych samych rynkach ustabilizuje się, a życie będzie lepiej niż jest teraz, na pewno.

Co jest tak miły, że inne kraje europejskie również chce mieć swój Exit referenda i mam nadzieję, że się je i zagłosuj opuścić również. Już wcześniej powiedział, że spodziewać się 28 krajów na wszystkich pasować do jednego rodzaju superpaństwa jest ryzykowne ćwiczenia. Wszystkie 28 państw Unii Europejskiej mają własnej kultury, geografii, tradycji, języka i żywność, która ma być obchodzony w sobie, ale mają jeden rozmiar dla wszystkich model dla wszystkich z nich i oczekiwać ich do buta horn się w zakończeniu obłęd. Oczywiście, że prowokuje napięcia.

Najgorszą rzeczą jest oczywiście, że Niemcy zostały więc zobowiązanie zapewnienia upadek samej Unii Europejskiej poprzez przede wszystkim kontynuowanej sankcji wobec Rosji, która jest największym partnerem handlowym Europy, a następnie do tego idioty krowy Merkel na powitanie świat w Europie, wywołując plan Caudenhove-Kalergi do działania. Najgorsze akt przewrotności było zmusić Polskę, Węgry, Słowację i Czechy grzywną 250.000 euro dla każdego odrzuconego “uchodźcy”. Przez ostatnie 250 lat spora część Europy stara się zabić słowiańskie ludzi poprzez wojny, głodu i okupacji i ciągle wracamy. Teraz chcą zabić co pozostaje słowiańskich ludzi poprzez gwałt i krzyżowania i głowicy tnącej przez ludzi, którzy nie mają zamiaru zintegrowania ze społeczeństwem, ale narzucanie własnych przekonań, religii i tradycji na ludzi europejskich i słowiańskich.

Gdy Europa podjęła odzyskać kontrolę nad własnymi krajami będą reperkusje dla Niemiec i nie zostanie przyjęty z otwartymi ramionami. Niemcy są narodem zbirów, którzy nigdy nie należy ufać z niczego. Mając teraz powitał te śmigłowce głowę w Niemczech mam nadzieję, że nauczą ich lekcje dobrze.

And the Hits Roll On …

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The Panama Papers as they have become known have unleashed a massive backlash against the political establishment worldwide which has already claimed its first scalp, that of the Icelandic Prime Minister Sigurdur Ingi Johannsson as his wife, not he, had investments in Panama.

It turns out that our own David Cameron has been a direct beneficiary of his late father’s ill gotten gains from investments his father did not pay UK taxes for 30 years on not just in his will but also as a result of off shore investments in Panama. George Osborn is also implicated. It just gets better as several other Tory ministers also have such investments.

Cameron campaigned for the City of London to be excluded from scruitiny or checks when EU ministers were tightening legislation against bankers, stock brokers and commodity brokers, among others, so for him to say he has done more to sweep away bad practice is a bare faced lie and one he must pay for with his position.

What is interesting is that while fingers are being pointed just about everywhere else, there seems to be little in the way of reporting any such discrepancies of US politicians which, as there is an election taking place right now, would make perfect sense to ask those politicians to also publish their tax returns or the US equivalent thereof.

The point is that politicians are elected to do the best for their countries and by way of each sharing their own burden in the form of taxes, it is incumbent for voters to know whether those same politicians who are so keen to tell everyone else how their lives are going to be managed, to be scruitinised by the voting public so that it is apparent that politicians’ own affairs are in good order without any shady dealings.

I still say David Cameron’s position is untenable and so is that of the Tory party which is in the process of imploding over Brexit. Both sides are getting more and more heated about something that is designed to distract us from Cameron’s own wrongdoings over the past six years that it is inevitable there won’t be much of anything left by June. I look forward to casting my vote at the next General Election in November.

Oh What a Tangled Web We Weave …..

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The dirt is finally being dished on those who truly deserve our disgust.  After six years of being told by government ministers that we, the voting public must endure austerity because there is no money in the pot papers have been obtained by journalists that throw a light on just how many world leaders have managed to stash away vast fortunes at the voting public’s expense. Not just here in the UK but also around the world.

When the story first broke British journalists did some muck raking by trying to put Vladimir Putin’s name in the frame and concocting stories that various friends of his have made a lot of money and put it away in offshore accounts. That’s as close as they were able to get without legally slandering President Putin. Putin’s hands are clean. As someone who has shown impeccable statesmanship over the past two years despite ongoing goading from the Americans to get Russia to start WW3 it could never be in any doubt that President Putin could stoop to such a low level as to not pay his taxes in the country he governs, its unthinkable. In fact British journalists threw any famous name they could think of in order to deflect attention away from the most obvious.

The same could not be said for several members of the Tory party past and present who have and continue to use offshore tax-evading accounts to squirrel money away. It could only be a matter of time before questions were asked as to the names of specific people in the British Establishment who used such instruments to avoid tax and lo and behold David Cameron’s name is up there with so many other names of politicians around the world.

So many donors to the Tory party election machine last year and six years ago have been exposed. Quite a few of these have either held government or party posts such as party treasurer held by David Rowland who donated £3million, Lord Ashcroft who also donated millions to the Tories and was deputy party chairman, Lord Flight who was also a former Tory party chairman.

However the most interesting thing is that David Cameron’s own father made a living out of tax avoidance for his clients and did not pay tax in the UK for over 30 years. On Ian Cameron’s death he left a fortune of £2.74million, £300,000 of which was directly left to David Cameron. When asked directly did he benefit from his late father’s ill-gotten gains David Cameron said this was “a private matter”. A bit rich coming from a PM who is pushing through legislation that will ensure not a single British citizen will have any right to privacy – a fundamental human right.  The fact is he did directly benefit from this money as he was given £300,000 of it as a beneficiary of his late father’s will.

That David Cameron is desperately trying to deflect questions of benefit shows just how deeply he is mired in this. However desperately he says he has not broken any rules the law states otherwise. If I were not to pay my taxes as an ordinary working person you could guarantee that HMRC would hound me and take away any assets I have in order to ensure that taxes I owed were paid. I would also be hauled up before the courts as it is a criminal offence not to pay taxes in the UK.

Never has a government been so tarred with sleaze, hypocrisy and criminal activity as the present Tory government. This Tory government has tried to do its best to cover up activities of paedophilia among its own members, has been the subject of bullying grass roots members, accused of heartless policies towards the poor, unemployed, sick and disabled, discrimination against women and children by withholding benefits and stealing pensions, selling off anything and everything it possibly can in the name of ideology handed down by Margaret Thatcher. This is the ultimate and lowest level of these characteristics the Tory Government has stooped to.

There are three words that perfectly describe the Tory Government and they are “conflict of interest” in just about every sphere of life they have touched and demanded voters do as they are told or there will be consequences. No more so than in the present climate where the steel industry faces complete collapse. With these revelations it is clear the position of the current Tory Government is untenable and they must now resign forthwith and call a General Election.

This should be a warning to all Tories and would-be tories now parading as ministers in the Labour party, pretending to be one of the working classes.   I have news for them.  They are not and never will be working class.  The Labour Party was founded by working people for working people, so people like Tristram Hunt and other public school types need to find themselves another job elsewhere forthwith.

The Importance of Nationalisation

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The big news this week is the closure of practically the entire steel industry of the UK, it is an exercise in the unfettered corporatism that is so prevalent today. Tata Steel is the single, biggest steel maker in the entire world and has spent the last 10 years or so buying up its rivals in every country. The commodities market has, along with other forms of investment, tanked spectactularly which has meant steel no longer commands the high prices it used to. This along with other factors such as the cost of fuel which is needed in the smelting process has rendered the UK part of the company a loss maker. The action taken by Tata isn’t particularly surprising as with many private companies when the going gets rough private companies pull out. They are never there for the long term, only so long as there is a profit to be made.

Amid the outcry from the 40,000 workers across the UK who stand to lose their jobs and other interested parties, Cameron has said he will not nationalise steel, although everyone will remember the Government (the led by Gordon Brown) was quick to nationalise the banks when they failed. The throwaway line in the media that EU rules forbid renationalisation is absolute rubbish. If the Government can nationalise banks they can nationalise all important industries, steel being one of them.

It is so shortsighted of Cameron, and so typical of a Rothschild that anything that is bound up with making money is worshipped and protected and anything where ordinary people are involved in and make a living from is treated with derision. No doubt when those same workers are claiming unemployment benefit Cameron and the Tories will be quick to call them scroungers and worthless layabouts when it is the worthless layabouts in Westminster who refused to pull their fingers out when needed who caused these workers’ misfortune.

While the so-called “elite” are so busy hanging onto the world they knew and telling us that its business as usual, their world is crumbling. What was true once is not so. The banking industry had £$billions thrown at it and did NOTHING to reform. If you go to the City of London or Wall Street it really is business as usual. The unnecessary risks are still taken with other people’s money without due consideration to the consequences. Stockbrokers are just high end gamblers playing with someone else’s money. They don’t have to worry about the losses. Time and again when the odd few weak links were found out to have lost billions the same story has been told how the top bosses were happy with the losses because the gains outweighed the losses. Its only when they get their fingers burnt they complained.

There are other industries that are more important than the banks and it is really vital for governments to understand that you cannot eat money, you cannot make things out of money. Money is simply a facilitator, a tool, nothing more. It is certainly not the be-all-and-end-all.

Steel is something that is used in so many occupations across the spectrum of human activity from manufacturing vehicles, precision equipment used in science and medicine to aeroplanes, structural supports that make up buildings, enable engineering construction to take place. If we have to rely on steel from other countries to make its way to us there is every probability that it can be delayed, cut back or cancelled for whatever reason. Blaming cheap Chinese imports is not good enough.

Historically the UK has always had a steel industry in the same way the UK always had a ship building industry and a coal industry. The latter two industries have by and large been decimated and the towns and cities that built up around them were also decimated for many, many years. Margaret Thatcher saw to that. In recent years many cities in the North have been regenerated with good architecture and job opportunities, but it took many years for this to come to fruition. This isn’t something that should happen now. The more the UK can produce itself without relying on foreign imports the better. It produces better paid jobs and valuable skills.

I think that is the absolute crux of why successive governments of both shades have allowed skilled jobs to go abroad across so many industries. There isn’t a political party anywhere in the UK that is interested in people having skilled, well paid jobs that allow people to invest in themselves, their families and in their communities. There is always some excuse why its better for another company to take over the manufacture of goods in the UK. There maybe some industries who are unable to invest in better technology, better trained staff, but for the most part industry in all its forms is and should be the lifeblood of a country. The more a country is able to produce goods that are used by local, national and international communities the better. This feeds back into the lives of ordinary people and simply makes sense.

Returning the UK into a feudal society reliant on the goodwill of a few “generous” landowners which is what the Tories want, which is also what the corporatists want will not make us a better society. It is returning to a time of impoverishment and hardship that few of us in the West could appreciate. It is what generations railed, revolted and fought against and something we should honour by ensuring that we go forward rather than backward.

Voting for WW3? Not In My Name

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However much the UK government wants to bomb IS, ISIL, ISIS or whatever other name these terrorists call themselves this week, the reasons for doing so are at best tenuous. That we should worry of what other people might think is not a good enough reason to ask young men and women to throw away their lives.   The 77,000 names of terrorist groups that have been conjured up by Cameron have the familiar ring of WMD and we all remember how well that went down! In this I fully support Jeremy Corbyn in his opposition to wanting to bomb terrorists in Syria.  The UK should lend backroom support but bombing is not on, especially as the UK arms manufacturers have equipped and made money from these groups.

Has the British government in tandem with the US government not done enough damage in the Middle East with their founding, training, equipping and funding of such proxy armies? The claim that “Oh well, once we’d trained and armed them they just went elsewhere and sold the equipment” is not just gross incompetence, it is a flagrant disregard of the consequences of even thinking that such an “army”(and I use the word loosely) would be happy to be the puppets of such two-faced governments.

President Putin is doing a stellar job of targeting these groups and treating them as equal. Pushed to define “other terrorist groups,” Sergei Lavrov said: “If it looks like a terrorist, if it acts like a terrorist, if it walks like a terrorist, if it fights like a terrorist, it’s a terrorist, right?” There is no such thing as a “moderate terrorist”.   Today he may fight your cause, tomorrow someone else’s, what’s the difference? You’re still counting dead people who have nothing to do with the argument you have with the world.

 

A Cross Hairs Moment, The Most Important Decision for Humanity

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We have officially witnessed a watershed moment in history that has been building up for several years now, which is the massacre in Paris of 129 people by professional mercenaries who were armed and funded by the same people who seek proxy wars in the middle east, the USA.

Through having a proxy army in Syria, Egypt, Libya and Tunisia that calls itself IS, among other names from time to time, the US has encouraged a war of attrition, fear and utmost brutality that have put fear amongst the populations of these countries. The only countries with the willingness and capacity to eliminate IS, Russia & Iran are having some notable successes much to the chagrin of US policy makers.

The above has laid the ground very nicely for the next stage of the proxy war that the US has been pushing for in recent years, that is the war within Europe. By having young, healthy men of military age invading Europe in a concerted manner under the guise of, and among genuine refugees, they have come not just from Syria but across Africa in countries that have not been in occupation by EU countries, and Pakistan and Afghanistan. I’d like to know what geographical commonality there is (other than they are all muslim countries) that makes these people think they can just come along into Europe spreading their open hate of us & bloody wars.

Europe itself is now lost, to all intents and purposes.   Schengen has been disbanded in all but name. The only countries who are able to see this invasion for what this really is, are those who were occupied countries themselves until quite recently, i.e. former Communist bloc countries. Hungary, Poland, Slovenia, Czech Republic and Austria are the only countries whose people have not been brainwashed by political correctness and have no fear of the accusation of “racism”.

For the purposes of clarity, racism is a term used to prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior. As it is the sole intention of IS to completely dominate, subjugate and annihilate the European people, who are the racists now?

This, together with the pincer movement of financial subjugation used by the ECB and IMF in Europe have now brought Europe and the world to a place where a careful choice has to be made between capitulating to the so-called “world order” as ordained by US strategists that will rain down terror, slavery and eternal poverty on its population (thereby ensuring that TTIP will be accepted as the lesser of two evils, even though the US will openly flout such agreements to its own advantage), or giving Washington the middle finger, aligning EU military efforts against IS with Russia & Iran as it seeks to rid the world of this evil scourge and seek to live peacefully within our own borders, trading with each other as we have done for centuries, in friendship and common purpose.

Poland has to wake up if it isn’t caught up in all of this, the Poles will realise soon enough what “good allies” the Americans really are.   President Putin has asked that those who desecrated the war memorial at Warsaw’s Skaryszewski Park be found and punished. This should be done. Although the memories are still recent and within living memory, it should not cloud the fact that Poland is now being frightened into activities against its own interests and against Russia.   It will need all the help it can get from Russia very soon and must now do what has been requested for the sake of good relations with its neighbour.

Polska musi się obudzić , jeśli nie jest się wciągnąć w to wszystko , Polacy będą realizować szybko, tyle , co ” dobre sojusznicy ” Amerykanie są naprawdę. Prezydent Putin poprosił, by ci, którzy zbezcześcili pomnik wojny w warszawskim Parku Skaryszewskim być odnalezieni i ukarani . Należy to zrobić . Mimo, że te wspomnienia są wciąż niedawno iw pamięci dziennym , nie powinny zaciemniać faktu , że Polska jest obecnie w działalność przeciwko przestraszył własnych interesów i przeciwko Rosji . Będzie to każda pomoc może uzyskać od Rosji bardzo szybko i musi teraz robić to, co jest wymagane w imię dobrych stosunków z sąsiadem.

An End to All Wars

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Ahead of 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month when WW1 officially ended, in the UK as in other parts of the world, heads of state and political leaders commemorate those who lost their lives not just in that war, but in WW2 and subsequent wars since.

This year has seen an unprecedented amount of such “commemorations” where WW1 has been used as an excuse to ramp up the talk of war across the world with devastating effects. It is very clear that whilst heads of state and political leaders look solemnly at the various monuments dotted around the world, laying poppy wreaths, paying tribute, behind the scenes they continue to prepare for a war nobody wants.

Rhetoric from 10 Downing Street and the White House is about “the need to defend against terrorists”. Pots are stirred all over the world in the China seas currently, across Latin America and the Pacific Rim through “trade agreements” and military posturing; in the Middle East, in Europe through stirring up unrest in the ME forcing millions to flee their countries stretching the boundaries to which Europe is able to accommodate and assist these people. The pot is particularly being stirred in Poland fermenting fear towards Russia which is the big target, along with China.

The hypocrisy of these bloodthirsty bastards who have never seen conflict personally and, because of their positions, will never be asked to make the ultimate sacrifice themselves is breathtaking. Who do they think they are that they can meddle in the affairs of countries unilaterally without permission killing at will? So far as American politicians are concerned the world maybe the chess board and nations chess pieces, but many politicians are the kinds of people who should NEVER be in the positions they are in as they are mentally deficient, characterless deviants whose legacy to the world and humanity is one to be ashamed of.

Its easy to commemorate dead people, they will never demand anything from society.   They won’t grow old, won’t have families, demand healthcare or pensions but politically are very convenient.

As you look at the faces of these politicians and heads of state, don’t be fooled by their expressions. They will do what needs to be done and then go back to their warm, cosy lives of wealth and privilege safe in the knowledge they can plan the next campaign across the world wherever it might be, moving the next chess pieces along the board for their own amusement.

  1. A pot-stirrer or shit-stirrer is someone who goes around picking fights with people, or spreads lies among people with the result that people will argue about what was said rather than turning on the person fermenting the trouble. Its a cockney saying.

The Price of Everything is Money

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Is it me, or has everything shot up in price over the last few months? Around April/May I was able to afford one meal out per month on my modest salary, now I can barely make one end meet the other. I have cut back to the bone and will, in all probability not be able to pay my water bill this month.   I wonder how many other people have made similar connections in the UK or even around the world?

In the UK this phenomenon can directly be attributed to the Tories getting back into government in May as there were enough gullible people who voted Tory, and are now beginning to regret this.

Public sector workers are being made to pay for the profligacy of the bankers who are still laughing all the way to their over-inflated bank accounts.   The working poor across all sectors of society are being used as a scapegoat for all the ills of society. Those people who are unable to work through ill health are being demonised for being dependent on state benefits and help with daily living and yet instead of investing further in manufacturing and industry government has a “hands-off” approach and couldn’t give a damn. The only sector the Tory government are interested in propping up is the financial sector.

The slice of cake we all have in order to be able to live is getting smaller and smaller and we are told to make do with less and are a burden to society. I note sections of the press announced that the £100 heating allowance and the £10 Christmas bonus given to pensioners is going to be scrapped as “they’ll all be dead soon anyway and won’t be voting again” around the time of the Tory party conference didn’t even draw a murmur from commentators. I wonder whether that comment was to test the waters or whether government are seriously considering going one step further and culling anyone over the age of 65 regardless of their health.   To which my reply is as long as the Royal Family are the first to be culled in such a manner I wouldn’t have a problem with it.

In the previous 5 years public sector workers have been had to take a pay cut in real terms (1% of fuck all is still fuck all), tax credits are being cut back, tax relief on pensions is seriously being considered by Osborne (the next step is stealing pensions under the guise of a tax, it will come) the housing market is so overheated the bubble is about to burst, however I have been saying the same thing for the past 15 years, but it seems saturation point has been reached, there aren’t enough millionaires, never mind billionaires willing to buy properties at present. If they do buy to rent, when the bubble finally bursts (and it will, sooner than later) they will still be unable to recoup their losses through the rental market.   This is not a good time to buy property unless you are going to live in that property and aren’t worried about house prices.

Since 2010 MPs have awarded themselves a payrise in excess of 10% save for last year when it was “only”9%, the Queen has got a handsome raise in her allowance and a new state coach (why she can’t take the bus to open parliament I don’t know) and yet this week the EU and UK politicians have fiddled the financial figures to tell us mere mortals that inflation is at 0% – REALLY???   I have had to switch to using discounters in my weekly shop, I buy food I can prep myself, my list of “treats” has rapidly diminished and I still have difficulty in making ends meet.   Osborne has had his nose bloodied by the House of Lords for trying to cut tax credits to the working poor, yet I wonder how much MPs will award themselves this year?

If it is the case that the financial sector is the only one worth government putting any effort into, then it should be taxed so as to be able to prop up the rest of the country that either has work in other industries and the rest of society. In short, everybody should have a bigger share of the cake.   Payrises should be uniform across the board.  MPs are less skilled than many workers in the public or private sectors and certainly have no greater skills that give them the right to award themselves more money than the rest of us.

Telling the working poor they must make do with less money while the rich swan around in their limousines is totally unacceptable.   The rich have systematically stolen from working people and the most vulnerable in society and should return this with interest.  I think the time has come to discuss the prospect of not just a living wage in its proper sense of firms paying people a real salary as they did before the Tories came into government, responsible capitalism I think it’s called.   There should be a guarantee that anyone who is unable to work for whatever reason, bearing in mind there are fewer jobs around and less money to be spent in society, has a guaranteed baseline income they can live on to meet their obligations for rent, bills and so on.   At present I would say that threshold is around £30,000 per annum in the UK.   Public sector workers should also be supported as there will always be a need for these services, they are essential for the fabric of society to remain viable in all its forms.

Oh Dear, Here we go again

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Our inept PM has been playing host to the Chinese leader Xi Jinping this week and while, for once, he didn’t embarrass himself, he managed to sign an agreement for a joint venture between France and China to build a nuclear reactor to supply energy where the Chinese will have a free hand in the modality of its construction.   The news on 31st October is that a building collapsed in Beiwudu in Wuyang County killing 17 people, leaving 23 injured.   I wonder whether Dave might want to reconsider such a partnership scheme as there won’t be a UK if this goes ahead. I would certainly have reservations that below-standard building techniques could be used which would be disastrous and cause another Fukishima.

I have previously stated my preference for renewable energy to be nurtured as it is quicker, easier and more effective to get up and running and there is a long-term pay off for these. The same cannot be said for nuclear which, by its very nature, needs to be carefully managed at every stage and I wonder if Dave has thought this through thoroughly enough.

 

Stop Press, Move to the Left, Move to the Right

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I just have to post a quick comment on the anticipated results of the elections in Poland and the results in Portugal.

Whilst I’ve never been a fan of the Duck Brothers (Kaczynski)* when Lech and Jaroslaw were in parliament together, considering them to be country bumpkins who lack finesse in some of their ideas and in foreign affairs and in some of their views, Jaroslaw seems to be on the verge of pulling off a big result.   As his views are rather more than simply eurosceptic as in the UK, he would be joined by other smaller parties in Poland advocating heavy taxes on banks and higher spending on welfare for the majority of its people.   In this he seems to have hit a cord with the electorate.  However it turns out, I wish Poland well in her pursuit of self determination.

Portugal on the other hand left me absolutely gobsmacked when Anibal Cavaco Silva, Portugal’s constitutional president, took the unprecendented step of banning eurosceptic parties and any move to the left, even though the anti-austerity parties won a staggering 50.7% of the vote.  Led by the Socialists, they control the Assembleia

Anibal Cavaco Silva declared “Democracy must take second place to the higher imperative of euro rules and membership”.   He is terrified that any deviation of the path laid down by the Troika will spell years of further disaster for Portugal, but 7 years of utter hell for the Portugese people and they, among others have had more than enough.

There seems to be a trend started in Greece at the beginning of the year and it shows no sign of stopping.   It will gather momentum until each country in Europe can determine for themselves how they wish to live.   It does not necessarily mean enmity, but a necessary respect that is currently not there and certainly not something any politician in Brussels bothers themselves with.

I have said this before, the financial experiment is over in Europe.  The fiscal discipline is more than can be borne by any country other than Germany, in which case Germany is welcome to it.  By trying to sneak in a kind of statehood of Europe by the back door is the most stupid thing that anyone could even think of doing, and yet, here we are.   The Lisbon Treaty, the Fiscal Compact, the Growth and Stability Pact are works of fiction and unsustainable.  Each country has its own history, culture, language, traditions and topography within which it works and lives and each citizen of these countries is very proud of, and rightly so.   To think that Europe can be one homogenous mass beyond a trading partnership is an exercise in the foolishness of politicians.

*kaczka is Polish for duck, the name Kaczynski is a derivation of that.

Bombs, nukes & other assorted big boys toys

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The Labour party is having its annual conference with a new leader, Jeremy Corbyn and, predictably he has said he would not want to push the nuclear deterrent button, which is causing a great flurry of excitment.  Some commentators are arguing that if he doesn’t it invalidates actually having a nuclear option, others are apoplectic at the mere suggestion of not employing it.   Corbyn makes the observation that it didn’t do anyone any good when the twin towers were attacked with planes in 9/11.

It’s strange that ideas among politicians have become so entrenched in a thinking that is actually outdated, they find it hard to even consider an alternative way of living.   I have said this before on this blog and elsewhere, THE COLD WAR IS OVER.  There are no “Reds under the bed”, no bogeymen who will somehow threaten how you live.   The world and the people in it are sick of war being waged against this country or that, because you don’t like them or how they live.   How about just letting people live how they want to and if you don’t like how they live, don’t go on holiday there.  Nobody is forcing anyone.

Jeremy Corbyn makes a good point that Trident and the use of other nuclear devices as deterrents are so outdated, as it the mentality that goes with it.   Just because I’ve got a bigger weapon than you isn’t really going to stop you sneaking up and taking me by surprise another way.  Its an absurdity.

Having said all that I welcome President Putin’s address to the UN yesterday and his honesty in setting out how he sees the situation and how to move out of the impasse created by US actions so far in Syria.   The current refugee crisis has been created by the US, Europe cannot cope with the sheer numbers of people coming in, something needs to be done to stop IS which is causing so much terror across Africa.

IS, ISIS, ISIL and other names they call themselves are a by-product of US and Europe-wide policies in the Middle East that have caused so much unnecssary bloodshed, and gone onto create a Frankenstein of a monster.  It is absolutely correct that these groups are eradicated completely.   These were created by people who thought they were being very clever at the time, and now it has come back to bite them on the arse.

The help given by the Russians is very much welcome and I hope it all goes well.

The point I am trying to make in both of these arguments is that most of the time people just want to get on with their lives, they want to live comfortably, be able to provide for their families and have a good life where they feel part of a community.  What they don’t want is to be controlled into every minutae of their lives that strangles creativity and the simple act of just living.   They certainly don’t want to live in perpetual fear and being drip-fed images and ideas of how scared they should be because of A, B or C.

Is it too much to ask politicians to stop peddling the same ideas we’ve been fed for the past 100 years and just allow people to have a little happiness in their lives.  You remember happy, don’t you?   It’s time for CHANGE.  The real thing, not just the word or sentiment but the real thing, CHANGE.

Late September 2015

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It’s been another week where the machinations of government have revealed themselves to us mere mortals with interesting conundrums posed each day they go on.   The wave of refugees flooding into Europe in ever increasing numbers have set off a panic among Europeans not just because of their sheer numbers, but also because so many people making these treacherous journeys in are viewed with suspicion. It is very much about what kind of people will be your neighbours with who will you be building your communities.

With the first tens of thousands of refugees Angela Merkel decided she would open her arms and welcome these people thinking that would be it, there would only be a finite amount of people coming through. When it emerged that these tens of thousands of people would be joined by tens of thousands more the idea of quotas was voiced.   Now Merkel is being plainly insensitive to historical events, just over a hundred years ago the Ottoman Empire was thwarted in its efforts to dominate Europe and export Islam into Europe. Whichever it is, it is her decision alone to accept these refugees into Germany and the consequences of them.

However what happened next reveals Germany’s true nature to dominate Europe without mandate, without sovereignty.   Germany decided it would cut funds to those poorest European countries who have only recently emerged from conditions endured under WW2 by political design who are ill equipped socially or structurally and certainly have no wish to live under Islamic influence.  Before  starting to assume this means those countries who lived under Soviet rule have racist elements in them I would like to remind them that in the middle ages when much of Europe were busy kicking out the Jews, Poland offered them a safe haven.  Not only were Jews welcomed with open arms but they were allowed to have their own businesses and live with Talmudic law alongside Polish law, so such a label does not apply in this instance.  Those dues have been more than met, there is no need to prove anything to anyone anymore.

First of all, Europe cannot and should not take in whole populations of countries outside of the EU just because they happen to land on our doorstep. Would anyone take in a beggar just because he/she knocked on your door and asked for food & shelter?   Of course not. Maybe some food if you could spare it, but not shelter.

Many of those coming in under the radar are better clothed than many Europeans, have the latest smart phones and are openly aggressive towards Europeans once they reach Europe.   This does not bode well for future relations.

Europe may feel bad because it has colluded with USA actions in the Middle East and feels now it owes a debt to them. This is true, but only to those who have been affected.   To the many coming from Afghanistan, Pakistan and surrounding areas there is no such obligation and they should be processed and returned.

If it is the case that countries and the people within them have the freedom to self-determine what kind of place they wish to live in, then Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria & Poland have the right to determine they are exclusively Catholic countries without being punished by the withholding of much needed funds.   Germany, France and the EU have no sovereign mandate or authority to dictate to other countries how they should live nor how many “refugees” it should take.

This, along with the EU handling of the Greek crisis is pushing Europe to breaking point. If the reality of the EU is that we have to fit into some kind of idealised American version of a union where one-size-fits-all, as seems to be the case, the EU will be very short lived. I certainly don’t forsee this institution remaining as it is for much longer and I think the countries within it will be much better off outside of its grasp.

While there are some good things about the EU such as better workers’ rights and so on, it is becoming a straightjacket nobody wants to be in. As an aside, I watched a speech in the EU by Jean-Claude Juncker where he spoke to each country’s MEP in their own language and in English made it very clear he was in favour of TTIP.   The manner in which he said this made me think, he’s been bought off, been given a back-hander. The applause given was very muted indeed and rightly so. A piece of legislation being discussed in secret across both sides of the channel must be viewed critically as it does not benefit the inhabitants of Europe.

A Vote for Common Sense – At last

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Jeremy Corby has officially won the leadership election of the Labour Party by a whopping majority of 59.5% of the vote. Such a resounding vote puts paid to any notion of a second vote and any desperate cries of ruination of the UK firmly in the past.

Jeremy Corbyn is the right man for this time and in the Labour party.  After decades of divisive politics that have pitted one section of society against each other, men against women, rich against poor, sick against healthy, those needing the support of the state against those who can live comfortably and celebrated these divisions, Jeremy Corbyn will now show us his vision of the kind of society we can be again. The kind of society we were in the past but didn’t appreciate and I can’t wait for him to get going.

I look forward to the purge that ensues in the coming weeks & months of undercover Tories in what was the New Labour party which has now been unquestionably buried by Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership election. This whole leadership campaign has shown these people for what they really are, Tories who are only interested in the Tory agenda, not the rights and protection of the working people. I’m sure they will be given a warm welcome on the tory benches but they should not be in any doubt that the real opposition has begun.   So far the Tories have had an easy ride – no longer is that the case.

I have previously written in this blog that the only kind of politics that will fire people’s bellies is one where the politicians have a vision of what the UK could really be and deliver that vision in full. What voters are utterly sick of is the double-speak.   The prose that paints one kind of picture that actually means something else entirely.

Six years ago when Cameron talked about his vision for a Britain where ordinary working people could have a share in society he meant the opposite. Those hard working people were thrown out of jobs, out of their homes, marginalised, called scroungers because they needed help. Exploited by companies who would only offer zero hours contracts on minimum wage (frequently less than minimum wage if they could get away with it). This went across occupations and trades, from a school leaver trying to get a few quid to make ends meet, to older people with families to support and also in, what have always been considered respectable professions, doctors, lawyers and so on.  This vision has been exposed for the lie it really is and yet he was voted in again because the “opposition” was nothing of the sort, Tory-lite.

Now we have a full-blooded opposition that actually means something and so many people want to see this come to fruition. I think we have turned the corner in the sick, sordid, depraved governance of our society that resides in Westminster, media and other institutions that promote the gloss and present it as reality.   I wish Jeremy Corbyn well and sincerely hope he delivers in full what he sets out to do.

I have also got to comment on the snide remarks made about Jeremy Corbyn even after such a resounding vote for him from reporters of the BBC.  It confirms that the BBC is simply the mouthpiece of the establishment and no longer deserves to be paid from licence fees.  If the BBC wants to have a future it must make its own way as other commercial stations do.  I certainly will not be adding any support to it or its employees.  The BBC promoter of child paedophiles and sordid creatures paraded as human beings.

The World Today

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The headlines this week ending 6th September have been about the Syrian refugees coming from Syria in to Europe, particularly through Hungary in to Germany. Germany’s Merkel has shown how utterly ineffectual she really is in that apart from allowing passage into Europe/Germany she has no idea how to deal with the flood of refugees.

I wonder what the real purpose of Schengen actually is. Is it to allow the unfettered movement of Europeans around Europe in search of work resettlement, or is it that once someone from anywhere in the world sets food into Europe (any country will do) they have unfettered access to anywhere they wish to go in Europe?   This is a much muddied part of the whole idea of Schengen whether deliberately or by accident and needs to be clarified by those who seek to have power over the rest of us, as it is ordinary people who are forced to bear the brunt of what is happening.

The inevitable arguments from socio-intellectuals of whether we should accept the refugees or not, where will they be housed and so on are predictable. Even actress Emma Thompson wrote a poem (ahh, how sweet) and postulated that any hostility was because of downright, old fashioned racism, completely forgetting that in the late 1990s during the conflict in Kosovo, Serbia thousands of white skinned refugees were allowed into Britain whereupon the established press wrote reams of hostile, overtly racist stories all with the same aim of scaring indigenous Brits into thinking they were about to be murdered in their beds and all these bloody foreigners should fuck off back to where they came from.

Such racism has been continued in the established press ever since, leading to the rise of UKIP ensuring those who are easily led by the nose truly think in this manner.   Thankfully not all English people are like that, there are those who are happy for foreigners to come to Britain as they recognise they are needed. Even so, some of these have different reasons for such a pragmatic approach.

The turning point came on Thursday 3rd September with the story of a 3 year old boy who drowned and whose body was washed up on the beach in Turkey. The story then stopped being hypothetical and hostile and became emotive.

It’s rarely that I agree with David Cameron on anything, but I agreed with him on Wednesday that simply taking people in from Syria is not the answer to the problem.   The same was echoed by Vladimir Putin who chided western governments, particularly in the EU, over their foreign policy in the Muslim world.   I certainly recall around 2010 reading in the mainstream press that the USA were pressing for the removal of Bashir Assad because he was not a puppet of the USA and therefore not favoured but that his removal would fuel a vacuum that would be filled by extremists that, at that time were called the Muslim Brotherhood.   This is a good few years before the name Muslim Brotherhood was bandied around in the mainstream press.   Now there is ISIS/ISIL, both of whom were, I am certain, founded by, funded, armed and trained by the USA and other Western governments.

It is the constant meddling of the USA and UK in the Middle East led by Israel who has its own agenda that has led to this sorry state of affairs.   While these floods of Syrian people are running scared for their lives into Europe, there is no policy collectively to be able to withdraw from conflicts in the Middle East, help stabilise them keeping in mind their own cultures and religions may differ from ours. There is absolutely no impact on America for this dreadful nightmare it has allowed to happen. And yet the propaganda machine is in full flow. Assad is the devil incarnate, ISIS/ISIL are “freedom fighters” and so on.

American’s foreign policy is like a child who knows no boundaries but because of its size it wreaks havoc among other adults (older nations) and knows nothing about responsibility.   America’s foreign policy has no benign intentions; nothing accidental is allowed to take part. It destroys because it can and it seems the only countries big enough to contain this schizophrenic nation are Russia and China, both of whom are equal in size, population and political clout.

Yet Europe must also share in the blame as the European Union was an American construct from WW2 where Germany was brought back from reparation for the damage it wrought over the rest of the world far too soon.   I am pretty certain that had Europe been left to its own devices Germany would be paying the price for such damage until very recently. The flip side of that particular coin was and is that Germany is the pet poodle of America. What the USA requests Germany grants without question.   Whether it is in Europe’s interests or not.

One only has to look at the recent “austerity” measures imposed on the poorer EU countries, many of whom are still grappling with this. This is not because of some accident but because it is politically expedient to do so. The trade agreements that are currently being debated in Brussels Pacific and Asian countries are not in their own interests, but in the interests of the USA.

I would propose that in Europe refugees should be housed in the grand palaces of royalty, governments and wealthy individuals who normally benefit from the cheap labour of refugees, that no further burden is placed upon ordinary people. Mostly the USA should open its doors unconditionally to the people its foreign policies have displaced and everyone from the Middle East, Syrians, Egyptians, Moroccans; Libyans and so on should be able to settle for as long as the USA continues to meddle into other people’s lives in other parts of the world.   It’s called responsibility and living with the consequences of one’s actions.

 

An Interesting Week

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Halfway through the year and in the week ending 22nd August 2015 there has been the worst week on the Stock Exchange yet. A drop of over 8% over the total week is a hefty drop by anyone’s standards.

In the past month there have been large drops in Chinese stock markets which the Chinese government has propped up, even daring to suggest that certain companies whose price had fallen the lowest were buying back their own shares. However this last week’s drop in share prices cannot simply be explained that it is because it is the holiday season, people aren’t buying because they are on holiday, and so on. This is a much more serious symptom of an already overstretched gambling system that has simply run out of steam.

The USA is simply bankrupt beyond being bankrupt. The European Union is being dragged down financially because of a lack of demand for its goods caused by Germany’s intransigence that everyone should be as financially efficient as they are, notwithstanding other countries have their own problems, sanctions against Russia that were ordered by the USA in 2014 as part of trying to get both the Ukranian president, President Putin of Russia, Presidents Hollande & Merkel to agree a ceasefire.   That’s without the drama of the Greek Crisis whose embers still burn bright.

In the past few years we have witnessed a situation where clever capitalists have decided that if they pay the lowest price to have goods manufactured, shipped all over the globe and delivered to so-called “wealthy” Westerners, profits will still abound ad infinitum.   However what has happened is that as wages/salaries have declined, so has the spending power of individuals, meaning there is less money to be made as profit. This is an ever decreasing circle that has only one place to go …. down.

The bottom has been reached, the banks of last resort and printing fake money are about to turn off the taps and raise interest rates in the next few months and it will be interesting to see how things turn out then.