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11 Dec. 2016

Bit Rich

Blair and Bush destabilised the Middle East for self aggrandisement. The fallout of their egotistical, self-serving behaviour was the so called ‘Arab Spring’ trumpeted throughout the West (especially by the ludicrous BBC) but which never happened. Muslims and the Arab world are a unique culture, alien to Western democracies, opposed to Western culture. Blair’s and Bush’s arrogance wanted to impose our ‘great’ Western values on these ancient cultures and expected them to be grateful for being saved from themselves. However the opposite has become true; they have become more rooted in the traditions of Islam. The backlash against the Western promoted Arab Spring is now in full swing.

The Sunnis and other groups pushed out of Iraq by Bush and Blair went to Syria and became ISIS and other warring, militant groups that have caused the ruin of Syrian society as we have seen the ruin of other Arab countries in the region thanks to Western interference. So it is a bit rich to now accuse the Russians of causing devastation in Syria when they are legitimately supporting their ally. Russia didn’t start the destruction, Blair and Bush did. No wonder Putin feels aggrieved and belligerent at the bad press he gets in the West.

Not long ago we sent women and children down the mines and killed each other in World Wars. The West creates weapons of mass destruction including cluster bombs that kill indiscriminately women and children. We supply arms to all sorts of unsavoury regimes that oppress minorities and even their own people, like Egypt and Saudi Arabia to name a couple. Yet we think we are the moral voice of the world. We assume the moral high ground because we have the military ascendancy and control the organs of propaganda. Might is right. When we go to war it is always legitimate and our actions are always ethical. It is George Orwell’s 1984 where we must have enemies to fear to keep the population in check.

It is not the Russians we should fear or any other nation of people but power in the hands of wealthy, self interested groups that can prey on the shallow ego of a Blair or a Bush that can lead us into an expensive, pointless war or to destruction. It is only the military conglomerates that gain in the end. Trump wants to open a dialogue with Putin; that’s the right idea, the right approach for all countries, ‘jaw-jaw’ is better than ‘war-war’ as Churchill said. Face to face talks and real information is always better than the cheap propaganda practised in Western countries.

We in the advanced Western democracies must stop the ludicrous and childish belief that we are somehow better and morally superior to all other nations. All of us comprise the rich diversity that is humanity. We must let other cultures develop in their own time and in their own way without interference from the West and we must show genuine respect.

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4 Dec. 2016

Slave Labour

"You know that capital oppresses the labourer. The labourers with us, the peasants, bear all the burden of labour, and are so placed that however much they work they can’t escape from their position of beasts of burden. All the profits of labour, on which they might improve their position, and gain leisure for themselves, and after that education, all the surplus values are taken from them by the capitalists. And society’s so constituted that the harder they work, the greater the profit of the merchants and landowners, while they stay beasts of burden to the end. And that state of things must be changed.”

This was written by Leo Tolstoy in the 1870s and although life has got much better relatively since those times, we are now sliding back into this huge gap between the Haves and the Have-nots. Since the chartists in the 1830s, right up to the end of the twentieth century there was huge political and social change, including two World Wars, to provide a fairer and better society for everyone. With globalisation that has changed and the working man and woman is sliding back into poverty with little social mobility.

The ruling Establishments throughout the Western World is now run by the rich for the rich and has become totally out of touch with ordinary working people. They would never have given the people a referendum on leaving the European Union if they had thought there was any chance of their losing. The Establishments are backed by the organs of propaganda, the media, and the self absorbed Luvvies who read their lines from the establishment autocue and woe betide any of them who express a different opinion; they are hounded out of the limelight, the flashbulbs of the paparazzi, by their fellow Luvvies.

The rise of the Luvvies, the idiotic froth on the top of society, is an indication of how diseased our society has become, when these talentless, overpaid, under-worked and not very bright people are given a voice. Even comedians, who stemmed from the working classes and used to be satirists on all sides of the debate, have joined the Luvvie gang and are no longer funny as they poke fun at working people’s genuine concerns for their future and their children’s future. ‘Have I Got News for you’ and ‘Mock the Week’ used to be leading edge political satire but they have fallen into line and become the voice of the wealthy, the ‘I’m all right jack’ establishment, playing to the metropolitan elite.

The hard working men and women of this country, who make this country great, are not racist or ignorant as these self-satisfied comedians and Luvvies make out. The Luvvies and the rich of this country live in multi-million pound well-heated houses; they go to expensive restaurants, wear the best clothes (handbags worth thousands of pounds) and jet off on holiday a few times a year; all paid for by slave labour in India, China and other third world countries that these wealthy Luvvies pay no heed to.

Is it too much to ask for what working people want? A home they can afford and afford to heat, a job that isn’t under constant threat from cheap foreign labour, good schools with a fair and equitable future for their children and care and dignity in old age. This is not being provided by the European Union or by globalisation.

If the will of the people is ignored then democracy is dead, as I suspect it is anyway, and we are back in Feudal times. Unfortunately when there is discontent among the masses and the rich mock and jeer at the people it leads to anarchy and war as we have seen so often throughout history. Once more like in Tolstoy’s Russia we live in unjust times; we must take up the struggle again and force a change to get a fairer slice of the pie.

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27 Nov 2016

Fake News

There have been a lot of stories recently about ‘fake’ news on the internet with some of the 'hard of thinking' going as far as to say that the fake news stories helped Trump to win the American presidency.

Most people are intelligent enough to know that all news is fake whether it comes out of official organs like newspapers and television or from the internet. Happy, ordinary stories don’t sell papers or get people tuned in so all media have to make up stories that stretch the truth to make it more appetizing. All organs of news are into sensationalism, that’s what sells, it’s big money; it’s a huge industry with vast salaries. They don’t want people on the internet cashing in, showing that in reality all news is fake. All outlets for news have their own slant or their own agenda like the BBC which is left wing, bordering on fascism, as it doesn’t allow for opposing opinions.

It is only people in the media, politicians and people who claim to be experts that think people are fooled by the media or by politicians. I have news for them; people are clever enough to make up their own minds that’s why they voted for Brexit and for Trump despite the best efforts of the wealthy liberal elite who control most organs of the media.

So the media circus of lies, bigotry and bias goes on with fake stories on the internet playing a small but at least humorous part. The media extravaganza needs to be reined in, curtailed; there is just too much news, too much disinformation which means most people no longer listen. That is the danger when people can no longer trust journalists or the media to deliver a balanced view; that is how extremism flourishes.

The left wing ‘liberal’ elite have become fascists, not allowing anyone to have an opinion that doesn’t conform to their views. For example anyone who says that we need to control our borders is immediately branded a racist. This childish behaviour, this inability to hold a rational argument, causes anger and resentment and leads to extreme behaviour.

The News industry is an industry of fantasy, of make believe, that pretends it is the voice of truth; it's time it grew up or returned to the days of real journalism.

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Nov 2016
Betrayal!

Betrayed by the rich.
Betrayed by a judiciary no longer fit for purpose in the 21st century.

3 privileged establishment judges, 3 rich, insulated, shielded from the real world, ivory tower judges; judges that have contacts with Europe, judges that are wealthy beyond most peoples’ imagination; judges that have no idea what poverty is, have the stood against the democratic will of he people, against the 17 million that voted to leave the European Union. This they say is democracy.

The judiciary is supposedly independent but don’t these judges as ‘human’ beings have a view on whether Britain should leave or remain in the Europe. Of course they do and as the vast majority of people from the wealthy classes they want to remain in Europe; Europe is and has been a great benefit to the wealthy, judges included. The rest of us have not progressed and are now going backwards.

Isn’t it ironic that a hedge fund manager, someone who earns hundreds of millions through the EU and doesn’t want us to leave Europe because it will hurt her and her friends’ bank balance brought this legal case. Most of us, that is those with normal levels of remuneration do not have access to any legal redress at all; there is only law for the rich and no law for the poor; even the police no longer investigate ‘poor’ crime.

They say the judiciary is independent and therefore keeps democracy in check. It is a good idea in theory unless the judges get too fat and rich by being part of the establishment which is now the case. It is one law for the rich and no law for the rest of us. We live in a world where judges only represent the rich.

We cannot allow 3 judges representing the wealthy to dictate to the 17 million who voted for a better future where we can control our borders and our destiny.

The vote out was just the first step, the reactionary forces are at work. We must fight on to ensure that Britain regains its full sovereignty and we defeat the establishment of the self-obsessed rich.

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Oct 2016
Housing, Housing, Housing.

We need more social housing. The bill for Housing Benefit in this country is now an eye-watering £26 billion and rising. The bulk of this money goes to private landlords who are not renting their properties out as a charity but as a business; they are making money out of a basic need for shelter. That is not a problem where the properties are well maintained and the rent is fair but in too many cases private landlords are providing poor accommodation at an exorbitant rent. There also has to be a balance between public and private accommodation; the state should not be paying £26 billion to private individuals.

Margaret Thatcher wanted a nation of homeowners which is an admirable idea but it worked too well and now buying a ‘private’ house is out of reach for many in society. When she sold off the council houses she missed a trick by not using the money to build more.

The state has a duty to provide shelter for the population but successive governments have failed in their duty. The Government has to allow local authorities to build more social housing that way the bulk of the £26 billion would be returned to the state to maintain the properties and to build more houses. It’s a win, win scenario. They don’t have to be the bleak council housing estates of the 1950s and 1960s, planning and building techniques have moved on since then.

After a period of time in a council built house, say five years, the occupier could be given the option to purchase the property with the caveat that if it is sold in the next ten or twenty years after purchase then any profits are shared with the state on a sliding scale of tenure. Again any money would go back to maintaining properties and building new ones. Something of this nature could be set out to make it profitable to all concerned and the great concept of people being able to own their own home would carry on.

Now is the time to stimulate the economy by having a massive building programme and providing the people of this country homes fit to live in.

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Oct 2016
You have to ask yourself - What has the EU ever done for the majority of working people?

Housing is expensive; people can’t afford to get on the housing ladder and get ripped off by unscrupulous Landlords. There is a shortage of housing and much of the housing is poor.

Gas and Electric are expensive – people, especially pensioners are afraid to heat their house and die in the cold – they have to decide to heat or eat.

And if you get sick the hospitals are full and on their knees.

And when you get old there is very poor social care. Care homes are closing as fast as pubs; there is no money in the old.

The education system is run down and patchy at best – the wealthy, including politicians, play the system and move to catchment areas where schools are good leaving the rest of us to put up with poor standard schools.

Universities cost a fortune £9,000 a year and rising for tuition alone, even the bright children are put off from going only the rich can afford it.

There is little social mobility, there is a little club that passes all the best jobs around whether in politics or in business.

Wages are stagnant for ordinary working people but have risen astronomically for senior management.

Workers have fewer rights as it is now much easier to replace a worker with a cheaper European alternative. Driving down wages for the less well off and increasing profits for business.

We spend a whopping £258 billion on benefits of which £100 billion is spent on pensions and disability; the rest, £158 billion is spent on the unemployed and subsidising the poorly paid in tax credit and housing benefits. Yet all these companies where we are subsidising the poorly paid, M&S, Sainsbury, Tesco, Arcadia, Costa etc. make massive profits and give the profits to their wealthy shareholders. In other words we are subsidising the rich through our taxes.

We have many unemployed and underemployed yet we have millions of overseas workers. 6 foreign workers can afford to live cheaply in one room and send money home; indigenous workers have strive for a life here, to support themselves and a family.

Only 48% of people are net contributors to the Tax system; the rest take money out.

Big business, global corporations, are allowed to get away with paying little tax, the money going back to the already wealthy.

The UK is the fifth biggest economy but it is only working for business and a small percentage of the population; the rest of us have had few if any of the benefits.

In this rush to attract business and greedy entrepreneurs, to create wealth for the few, the majority of people have been neglected.

You may say:

Petrol is cheap - currently because of OPEC and Fracking and not because of the EU.

Goods are cheaper - because the EU make deals with countries like China where the people are treated like slaves so they produce cheap goods for the West.

Food is cheap – it was cheaper and of better quality before the EU.

No wars in Europe – well there have been while we stood by – remember Bosnia. If the only way to stop wars in Europe is by allowing Germany and France to dictate to the rest of us then I’m out.

In conclusion - the EU is an organisation run by the rich for the rich and is totally undemocratic.

What do we need to do? Take back ownership of our great country and make it work for everyone not just the rich elite. We have made a start with Brexit, the Great Escape; we now must ensure our elected MPs don’t sell us out again.

We can start making again and not importing!

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Sep 2016
Project Fear

Project Fear is still going on; the EU Remain group (aka remoaners) are trying to
frighten people into accepting ‘Soft Brexit’ where we stay in the European single
market with similar conditions that we had before the vote. The ‘Remoaners’ say
we’ll all be a great deal poorer outside of the single market; you would almost
think, by the way they talk, that we are all going to starve. They are so
undemocratic that they will not accept that the people have voted to get out of
EU single market, with its free movement of people, altogether.

They say the British people were lied to and that’s why they voted to leave.
Never, politicians that lie! Surely unheard of!
As if people are so stupid they can’t make up their own mind about a totally
corrupt and undemocratic EU. They also say that those that voted out are racist,
knuckle dragging troglodytes and should not have been given the vote.

It is no surprise that by far the biggest percentage of any demographic group who
voted to stay in Europe were the rich elite. They gained the most from the EU
and therefore had most to lose. The lower the socio-economic group the bigger
the percentage vote to leave the EU,i.e. those that have suffered the most
because of the EU through lack of housing, decline in the Health Service, decline
in Education, low wages and job insecurity. It is an EU that has totally washed its
hands of the poor in the developed parts of Europe. It is easy to have high
sounding principals and ideals when you are rich, safe and secure much harder
when you struggle to put a roof over your head and food on the table.

The BBC run by the left wing, liberal elite with safe jobs, high salaries and pensions
is at the forefront of Project Fear, the very trumpet blower. You may note that on
political programmes in general and on political discussion programmes in
particular such as Question Time and Any Question they load the panel with
‘Remoaners’ so they can peddle their agenda of fear of what will happen to us
outside of Europe. The rich elite including the BBC are still trying to manipulate
the people so that they can keep the status quo and make sure none of their
extorted wealth trickles down to the poorest in society. They want Soft Brexit if
Brexit at all, where we still have to accept most EU laws, free movement of
people and still contribute to the EU to get access to the free market i.e. no
different than what we had before we voted out and in fact much worse for everyone except the wealthy.

The EU has watched the divide between rich and poor grow to obscene levels and has
done nothing about it and has no intention of doing anything about it. Juncker,
(Drunkard) EU Commission President, is too busy enjoying his wine and brandy
over breakfast in his five star hotel, while the Greeks starve, the Spanish youth
have lost a generation to unemployment and the Italians are sinking under
the weight of the free for all immigration policy as result of Merkel’s madness.

We must not listen to the fear mongers who are selfish and undemocratic. We must
have ‘Hard Brexit’, make our own way in the world and look after all the people
in this country not just the greedy rich. People voted to get out of the
undemocratic EU for democratic reasons, to get back control of our borders and
our laws not because they thought that they would become wealthy overnight.

My only Fear is that the politicians will make some half-hearted, gutless deal that will
put us in a much worse situation than being in the EU. We must make sure that
the politicians do not backslide and are not browbeaten by the rich, fronted by
the BBC but stick to the task to take us out of the EU dictatorship and out of the
repressive single market.

Let we the people that voted to 'leave' hold fast against the forces of Project Fear
and make sure Britain becomes independent again, free from the tyranny of the EU.

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Aug 2016
Labour in the Wilderness (again)

They’ve hit the self destruct button; voting Corblimey in again.
The evil-eyed, shadow chancellor John McDonnell (Ronnie MacDonald’s brother) has spoken at conference
He’s going to borrow £500 billion and splurge it
He’s going to put all adults on benefits whether they want it or not
How’s he going to pay for his reckless spending spree?
He’s going to soak the rich
He’s going to soak business
He’s going to soak anyone with a house or with any other assets
He’s going grind everyone into poverty except the Labour Party Politburo
It’s all comrades, directives, the executive, brothers and sisters, the proletariat, unions and union bosses again
It’s the return of the loony left. The Monster Raving Labour Party
The return to the 1970s
But it’s entertaining to watch the swivel-eyed rabid Marxists as they tear each other apart.
Politics can be fun.

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Jun 2016

Labour Party Putrefaction

John McDonnell is the Labour Party’s shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer.
He has been recorded saying that he had waited all his life for the collapse
of the banking industry so that there would be an end to Capitalism.
So not only is he an anarchist but he has no compassion for people that
went through great hardship after the crash and no thought for all the great benefits
that Capitalism has brought to mankind in making the modern world.

He also stated that he is a Marxist and waved Mao’s Little Red (communist) Book
in the British Parliament. How can anyone in their right mind, in this modern age
admire anything associated with Marxism and Communism after witnessing the
frightening and brutal totalitarian regimes of Russia, China, Cuba and North Korea?

Anyone who wants to see the collapse of the banks and the end of Capitalism
is not fit to be a Member of Parliament let alone shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Can you imagine how destructive he would be if he should ever get into power?

One can only assume that as Jeremy Corbyn appointed John McDonnell into the position
that comrade Jeremy must hold the same views. It is a parlous state of affairs in
British Politics when the official opposition has turned into schoolboy’s
Communist Party at a time when we need a strong opposition of proper grown ups.

The current Labour party is not fit to be in politics.

Castro Corbyn Idiot

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May 2016
European Disunion

The European Union is corrupt, it reminds me of FIFA. The bigger the institution,
the more money it has the more corrupt it is, as there is less oversight.

The European Union is undemocratic; the laws are made by unelected commissioners.
The commissioners are corrupt, they go to the EU on normal government salaries
and after a few years come back multi-millionaires.
No-one asks where the money came from.

The European Union is run by reactionary old men and women;
a cosy little clique who employ their family and friends.
The only future they want is to maintain the status quo,
to increase their wealth and their elite friends' wealth.
They are on the gravy train.
They hate that Britain voted out of their cosy club.
They are bitter and will be vicious.

The European Union is destroying its Southern members who cannot compete with Germany and France.
The European Union is destroying Europe itself as it becomes overrun by migrants and terrorists masquerading as migrants.

An article in today's press.
The European Court has ordered Britain to pay compensation
to an Islamic terrorist
who was intending to blow people up in England.
We somehow managed to breach his human rights,
never mind the rights of his intended victims.
These kind of stories appear on a daily basis.

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Jan 2016
Europe In or Out?

There isn’t enough housing, let alone quality housing, for the current population let alone the hundreds of thousands of migrants that come in every year. The poorest and least able of the indigenous population suffer as the amount of available housing declines. The do-gooders and left wing liberals who want to let everyone into Britain don’t see or don’t care about the people already in this country who are living in appalling conditions; their energy would be better spent in lobbying for a massive building programme for social housing (forget High Speed 2 at £50 billion).

The main priorities for all governments must be to provide decent, affordable housing; good quality education and a free Health Service. By providing social housing, the money currently given to private landlords by the local authorities (sometimes at an extortionate rate) for those on Welfare or low wages would go back to the local authorities to provide more housing or other benefits to the community. There could also be a right to buy scheme after a five to ten year period again with the proceeds going towards further housing and other projects in the community.

Decent housing needs to be seen as an essential human requirement that is the duty of all Governments to provide and not something to be left to market forces. Everybody needs a roof over their heads and more space than a prison cell. Successive Governments have failed in their duty to the people; they need to start building social housing. Once there are sufficient homes for the current population, then and only then can we consider allowing more people to live on this small island but there lies the problem; being in the European Union we have no control over our borders so we have no say over how many can come in. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------


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