Prepare for more austerity! A bad Brexit is the sideshow that will enable the biggest prize of all: deregulate the Banks. Chaos is the best way to achieve the real objective by stealth. To those who think deregulating and removing red tape sounds as a fantastic idea: these are the regulations that were put in
If only Prince Andrew was allowed to say what he really feels. Could this be what he would say? First let me quote from that excellent magazine ‘Hello. ‘Princess Eugenie is the next member of the royal family to get married, and we can’t wait! The youngest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson will be tying the knot with
Now it is undeniable that a few reading the above headline will disagree with both sentences contained therein. But let’s first consider the facts about the man before we move to judgement. Why the BBC even runs a special web page on this back bench man of the people. Some argue that giving MPs such
After two years of going nowhere Theresa May and her so called top ministers (God help us if this is the best we can now muster in the UK) will meet in a last ditch effort to put together a plan for Brexit. As said this is after two years and absolutely no plan at
From Politico. BERLIN — It’s a pity more Brits don’t speak German. If they did, they’d appreciate just how uninterested most Germans are in Brexit. (EDIT: Personally I can state that there is not a great deal of interest in Brexit in France either. Whenever it is raised so do the eyebrows. Then the conversation
This is an interesting article in the Spiegel Online newspaper Germany. They seem more worried about the number of jobs moving from the UK to them than many in the UK do. But for very different reasons. Brexit – the gift (to others) that just keeps on giving. Frankfurt is booming and thousands of investment
What follows is the third and final part of an article published by the New York Times on May 28th 2018. We have not edited this in any way so please accept USA spelling. This is Part Three. Part One may be read here and Part Two here. Dominic Barber and his family get significant help
What follows is the second part of an article published by the New York Times on May 28th 2018. We have not edited this in any way so please accept USA spelling. This is Part Two. Part One may be read here. Part Three is available here. “It’s clearly an attack on our class,” says
What follows is the first part of an article published by the New York Times on May 28th 2018. We have not edited this in any way so please accept USA spelling. There will be two further articles on this site covering this subject. Part Two can be viewed here. Part Three is available here.
Daily Mirror. ” we have the interest of UK Citizens at heart ” Two points. 1. Do you have any evidence that you care about the interests of UK citizens? I can’t find any. All i can find is wage caps, benefit caps, cuts, closures, public asset sales, sanctions, grave and systematic disability rights violations,
Britain’s billionaires have seen their net worth more than double since the recession, with the richest 1,000 families now controlling a total of £658bn. While average UK incomes have yet to recover from the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, with tens of thousands still flocking to food banks, the financial elite have emerged
Theresa May has dismissed the idea she might be ousted by disgruntled Conservative MPs, saying she will carrying on providing “calm leadership” as prime minister and that she has the complete support of her cabinet. “Now, what the country needs is calm leadership, and that’s what I’m providing, with the full support of my cabinet,” she
Comment under The Guardian article ‘The Guardian view on WTO rules: not a Brexit safety net’ Comment contributor Andrew Harrison. Edited by Ken Long The perceived wisdom in the Brexit camp is that when we leave the EU we will be able to start trading using an already defined set of tariffs and quotas using WTO
This post was adapted from a comment in The Independent 05/10/17 Theresa May sought to “reassure” the Tory faithful that she is still ready to crash out of the EU with no Brexit deal if necessary – and is making preparations. A pro-EU group criticised the Prime Minister when she used her conference speech to
Comment under The Guardian article ‘Boris Johnson has wrecked the Tories. He should own the wreckage’ by Ian Birrell. Comment contributor Dutch European Prepare for more austerity! A bad Brexit is the sideshow that will enable the biggest prize of all: deregulate the Banks. Chaos is the best way to achieve the real objective by stealth.
By BullingdonMorons The Guardian My generation grew up under governments that believed in full employment and a welfare state. We benefited from decades of struggle, hard won rights that enabled us to have decent wages, decent pensions, own our homes and be cared for when we got old or sick. But then something changed. We
Back in the 80’s Margaret Thatcher arranged for people to become homeowners after years of being council tenants. Now I’m not going to get into the rights and wrongs and the policies behind this action other than to ask what happened to the money raised because it certainly wasn’t used to build more council homes
Comments Around The Web – UktraLightBeam In The Guardian Yet as the government of Theresa May and its cheerleaders in the billionaire-owned press continue their illogical, ignorant and deluded promises and accusations over Brexit, it is time for Europeans to reconsider this idea of the British – or, to be more accurate, of the English.
The following comment by bifess was in reply to the comment in italics below by GuyFawkesForPM. It refers to an article in the Guardian. Read the full article here. Watching them file in to vote for A50 with the Tories, as the official opposition, I vowed never to vote Labour again as long as I live.
So another day and another revelation that a billionaire has been putting money up to a political movement in order to ensure he got what he wanted. What price democracy? The simple answer is it’s how much a few members of the human race decide to put up to support their view of how the
We have reprinted this directly from the web. I, Daniel Blake was a work of fiction based on true facts. This is not a work of fiction but the true circumstances that many of the people suffer in this country today. A very sad but becoming common story. Please respect the author’s wishes given at the end
Back in 2010 the Conservatives under David Cameron’s leadership said “We will increase spending on health in real terms every year,”. This is what the Conservatives promised in their 2010 general election manifesto. Probably more than any other pledge, it defined David Cameron’s attempt to win back enough trust for the “nasty party” to return
Here’s an interesting example of how the press constantly give out half-truths and misleading information. This from a comment in the Indy. It is interesting that Benedict Cumberbatch and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle share John O’Gaunt as a common ancestor, but perhaps not such a coincidence when the statistics are considered. Each of us has
From The Indy Without detracting from the achievements of those attracting honours in the New Year’s List, I have become increasingly sceptical about the message given to the nation, particularly its young members, by the media coverage. As usual, the selection making the headlines included those from entertainment and, in the year of the Olympics,
Fears that Labour could slump to fewer than 150 seats at the next election are a “very serious warning” for the party, one shadow minister has said, after a Fabian Society report said it could get less than 20% of the vote. But it seems that is of no great concern to many in the
Apparently, our problem is “Blairites”. We’re not supposed to say “Blairite” any more and “moderates” is a misnomer – this isn’t about left and right. Perhaps the word is “modernisers”. Blair claimed he was a “moderniser” and therefore, whatever he wanted to do was “modern”. Hence “Progress”, I guess. They are the reason we who
GTR, so-called managers of Southern Rail, have issued a “Winter Brief” to their staff entitled “Train Crew Matters”. It gives 14 pages of reminders to train drivers, conductors and platform staff on how to prevent accidents at the platform edge in winter weather. It says members of staff – be they on the station platform
Well dang me… this is a good one: you certainly couldn’t make it up! Just before Xmas the Brexit Minister, David Davis – yes, him, the one charged with taking us out of the pernicious, interfering EU, so we can take back control of our own affairs – takes the government to the EU’s highest
This is a reprint of a comment in the Independent. We have reserved the authors avatar. I cannot believe some British/foreign nationals in UK voted Brexit, naiveness or stupidity, you choose. It was absolutely sad and pathetic to watch, the day after the vote, people with foreign accents and people with Indian (lets generalize) ancestry