Archive for June, 2013

The ‘Outlook’ Disaster

Posted in America, Britain, England, Europe, Spain, UK, USA with tags , , , , on 30/06/2013 by floroy1942

Am I the only one having problems with the ‘new’ Outlook? Ever since Microsoft shut down Hotmail their e-mail replacement programme Outlook has driven me up the wall and to a great deal of stress with the time it takes to open, change menus and send e-mails. There have been times when I have been close to tearing my hair out in sheer frustration.

Hotmail to Outlook - A Disaster

Hotmail to Outlook – A Disaster

I have written to Microsoft on numerous occasions to complain, only to be met with the standard Microsoft ‘Wall of Silence’. Not that there is any easy way to contact Microsoft Support as you have to go through ‘twenty’ different screens and still end up with nothing. As you can imagine, this post is the result of sheer frustration! Today I lost a very important e-mail that was in my Drafts Box, and it will be no simple thing to write it again as it was complicated, and provided answers to someone with a problem in our community. It was all I could do to stop myself throwing the computer off the terrace! I am sure we have all had times like that and the computer was lucky to escape unscathed.

Please Bill, Come Back And Sort Out The Idiots You Left In Charge!

Please Bill, Come Back And Sort Out The Idiots You Left In Charge!

I wrote a post some time ago about the demise of Apple after Steve Jobs died, and it seems to me that Microsoft has gone the same way ever since Bill Gates left the company. We had a very stable e-mail programme with Hotmail, but for some unexplained reason Microsoft decided to retire it and replace it with the unmitigated disaster called Outlook. Why???? I think they must know that there are many bugs in the new programme so why are they sitting on their hands and doing nothing about it.

I am sure many other people are suffering with this e-mail programme because my wife has exactly the same problems on her computer. Therefore, I can well imagine there must be many other sufferers out there in the wild blue yonder. So I leave this message for Microsoft: GET A GRIP AND SORT OUT THIS TRAVESTY OF AN E-MAIL PROGRAMME, OR BETTER STILL, BRING BACK HOTMAIL!

End of rant!

Roy.

Nonsense Overdue – Call 999

Posted in America, Britain, England, Insanity, Modern World, Police, Police Complaints, UK, USA with tags , , on 29/06/2013 by floroy1942

West Yorkshire Police There have not been any funny stories in the news recently but thankfully, an article on the internet caught my eye. It’s all about the crazy reasons why some people dial 999, Britain’s emergency number. The report comes from the South Yorkshire Police, and gives some of the unbelievable reasons why people dial the emergency number. Here’s a list:

1. One strange person rang 999 to complain that his neighbour disliked him because he was jumping up and down on a trampoline wearing a dress!

2. The Police were called by one person who stated ‘her daughter was attacking her’. As the conversation progressed it turned out her child was being very naughty and would not go to bed.

3. One caller rang to complain they could not get Sky TV with her Sky TV card. She was politely informed she should contact Sky.

4. Someone complained that children who live around the corner keep coming to her house to play with her daughter, and one of them ‘pooed’ in her daughter’s playhouse. When asked why she was angry, the irate caller said the child was only three years old but should know better!

5. One man called the Police because he had two women at the door who may be from the housing department, but asked the police to attend because he did not want to talk to them as he was on ‘water tablets’.

6. One Christmas a caller complained about some youths going around singing Christmas carols. He complained because they could not sing, and he thought they were just out to get some money.

The Emergency Services

The Emergency Services

7. One caller was very distressed when he/she rang 999 because the neighbours were making love very loudly with the windows wide open.

8. A caller reported that her daughter of 12 years, had been to the woods with four friends. They had all crossed a stream on a log, but it had slipped from under her daughter and she fell into the stream. This had ruined her new trainers. She asked the boys for help to get out of the stream and they stood there and laughed. Caller states that her daughter then had to walk home with wet feet.

10. A man rang 999 to advise that he had found some driving documents that he thought he had previously lost, and wanted to let them know.

11. A man visiting Newcastle for the weekend woke up in his hotel and complained his trousers were missing.

12. One caller said, “There is a couple with a big brown dog that is running around. It has not been aggressive towards anyone but he is concerned about the size of the dog. He has spoken to the couple about the dog but they have not done anything”.

It may or may not surprise you that these are all genuine calls to the Emergency Services, and each and every caller thought the best thing to do was call the emergency number and tell the Police so they could come round and ‘fix the problem’.

America's Emergency Services

America’s Emergency Services

I have heard that the 911 service in the USA has the same problem although I do not have any information on that.  I guess I shall have to do some digging. In the meantime, I hope this has brightened your day somewhat and at least brought a smile to your face. Until the next time.

Roy.

The Internet Speed Farce

Posted in Britain, England, Europe, Insanity, Mobile Phone, Modern World, Spain, UK with tags , , , , on 29/06/2013 by floroy1942

How fast is your internet? It came as no surprise to me that the speeds claimed by the internet companies bear no relation whatsoever to the actual. People like Vodafone, BT and all the others like to give us a rosy picture as to what speeds we can get, but thankfully, a European Commission has finally investigated these claims and are now telling us the truth: i.e. it’s a rip-off!

An Unmitigated Disaster

An Unmitigated Disaster

Here on the Costa in Spain my wife and I were assured by Vodafone that even though they advertise 30mb, where we live we would get at least 8mb with our ADSL broadband connection. So naturally you think, well, we can live we that and we signed up. More fool us! We have consistently got no more than 0.3 to 0.4mb! We have constantly complained about it but we might as well be talking to a brick wall for all the help we get. Here is a sample of recent speed test results:

TEST_DATE TIME_ZONE DOWNLOAD Mb UPLOAD Mb LATENCY MS
6/22/2013 1:11 PM GMT 0.38 0.07 39
6/22/2013 1:12 PM GMT 0.38 0.07 38
6/27/2013 7:03 PM GMT 0.26 0.07 49
6/27/2013 7:13 PM GMT 0.26 0.06 66

One of their ‘technician’s’, and I use the term loosely, told us the reason was that “our phone lines were dirty”! Those were his exact words believe it or not!

Vodafone Router - Rubbish!

Vodafone Router – Rubbish!

With the router supplied by Vodafone we are also supposed to get WiFi for the rest of the house, but do we? Do we hell! My wife sets her MacBook Air within two metres of the router and can’t get a darned signal! We complain, and once again the technician makes a house call but tells us there is nothing he can do and we need to buy a booster. So in effect we need yet another piece of equipment just to get a WiFi signal to travel six feet!

My wife found a write-up from Vodafone saying that they advertised 30mb because anyone living within 600 metres of the base station will get 30mb. Maybe, but anything over 600 metres and the speed drops like a stone.

Yes Dear, I know The Feeling!

Yes Dear, I know The Feeling!

This is just an indication of how modern companies are ducking the advertising regulations about truth in advertising. In a clothes shop, if one single item is sold with a discount of 50% they can legally put up large signs saying they give 50% discount.

The internet companies, as with all others, are also clever by using the ‘up to’ phrase that catches many people out. ‘Up to’ can mean anything from 1 byte per second ‘up to’ the figure they claim, and no-one will do anything to stop the lies.

The Commission found that across Europe, broadband speeds are on average 25% lower than those claimed by the Internet companies. That is a huge disparity in anyone’s language.

Broadband Speed Comparison

Broadband Speed Comparison

Those of us who are still relying on copper communication cables are fairing the worst, with just 63.3% of households getting anywhere near the advertised speed, and then probably only when you live across the street from the base station. Unfortunately, here on the Costa they have never heard of fibre optic cables and are still living in the stone age when it comes to modern technology. Most of the phone lines are owned by Telefonica who have a virtual monopoly in Spain, and to date they feel absolutely no compunction to update the systems. Hell’s bells, they have faster internet speeds in places like Ecuador, Bolivia  and Puerto Rico than they do here in Spain and that is mostly Telefonica there also.

It is interesting to note that the EU wants to get all households on speeds of at least 30Mbps by the end of 2013 and half on 100Mbps by 2020. Well all I can say is, so far as Spain is concerned – Good Luck with that! Dominic Baliszewski, from website broadbandchoices is quoted as saying, “Fast broadband is no longer a luxury and is now just as essential as a reliable electricity supply….”. I wish he would tell that to the internet companies, and in particular Vodafone Spain.

Francisco Román Riechmann, President of Vodafone Spain - Git yer finger out matey!

Francisco Román Riechmann, President of Vodafone Spain – Git yer finger out matey!

I am well aware that in the north of Europe, Vodafone is a valued company that provides a reasonable service to all its customers, but the hierarchy really need to get a grip of the useless, incompetent, and lazy individuals who work for their Spanish company, for they are an unmitigated disaster in every sense of the word.

They Can't Even Maintain 3G or WiFi For The Damned Phone

They Can’t Even Maintain 3G or WiFi For The Damned Phone

They cannot even maintain a reasonable phone WiFi service, including 3G, which goes off at the drop of a hat. We regularly have no signal for the mobile phone when we are out which can cause extreme aggravation and stress. Yesterday my wife was at the post office in Marbella to pick up some money and had stored the necessary number, required to pick up the money, on her phone. There we stood at the counter with the form filled in and guess what? No WiFi or 3G signal on the bloody phone. We were forced to leave the post office and go across the road to a cafe and use their WiFi to get a signal – in the middle of Marbella! Then we could go back in and join the queue again! The sheer incompetence of Vodafone Spain just cannot be adequately described.

Idyllic Really, Well It Would Be If They Provided Reasonable Internet Speeds!

Idyllic Really, Well It Would Be If They Provided Reasonable Internet Speeds!

Unfortunately for us here on the Costa, where we are there is no alternative company because they are the only one that serves our area, with the exception of the many WiFi companies that abound here for the holiday makers and who’s speeds are even worse. I guess we must hope that somehow the European Commission can find a way to shake the cobwebs out of this country and get it moving forward into  modern times. Mind you, I’m not holding my breath!

Roy.

Obama, Africa and Homosexuality

Posted in America, Britain, Children, Christianity, England, Homosexuals, Human Rights, Obama, UK, USA with tags , , , on 28/06/2013 by floroy1942
Obama In Senegal

Obama In Senegal

I was somewhat perturbed to read today that President Obama has told the African continent they “should accept homosexuality” during a meeting with Senegal President Macky Sall. I have to say that were I an African leader, particularly of a Muslim country like Senegal, that I would tell Obama to ‘sling his hook‘. Just because the American people have voted to allow homosexuals to get married, have the same benefits as heterosexuals and adopt children, does not mean that they, or their President, can then go to a foreign nation and tell them to do the same. It is presumptuous  beyond words and was probably a statement made to impress the ‘home’ market more than anything else.

As you can well imagine, I am dead against the idea of ‘same sex marriage’, because I believe it is a big step towards the total destruction of what is left of morality in the modern western world. This necessary human value has been fast disappearing with ever bigger strides as people become used to the idea that today, ‘anything goes’. I am of the old school, and am sorry to see it disappear along with basic honesty and integrity.

Gay Pride???

Gay Pride???

As a people, the western nations have become obsessed with this new great god – Human Rights, which is being twisted by dishonest individuals to trample all the old values of human respect, kindness, morality, integrity and the law into the dust. Don’t think for one moment I am against the need for Human Rights, for as I have said many times in the past, they are an essential requirement in today’s world. There is much injustice today where people are treated worse than animals, like the current version of the slave trade, enforced prostitution, the torturing of prisoners, and not forgetting genocide.

But sad to say, the rules laid down to protect innocents from this kind of horror are being used by terrorists and criminals to escape justice, and ‘gay’ groups to get what they want, among others.

Although I find it most distasteful, for me it is an American affair if they wish to allow homo’s to marry, have the same rights as normal people and adopt children. However, having said that, I do not think this gives Obama the right to dictate to the leaders of foreign countries what they should do in this respect.

What Do These Children Have To Do With Homosexuality?

What Do These Children Have To Do With Homosexuality?

In 2011, both the UK and the USA hinted they may “withdraw aid” from countries that do not ‘toe the line’ on homosexuality. This leads me to ask: What does homosexuality have to do with the starving millions on the continent of Africa? Would these two great countries really allow these poor people to starve to death, just so that a bunch of people can shove their deviance in everyone’s faces? Something of that nature would make me ashamed to be a member of the human race! So my message to Obama is: Keep your nose out of foreign politics, religious beliefs and traditions on the subject of homosexuality, and put your own house in order before you start dictating to foreign powers what they should do.

Roy.

So Starbucks Finally Paid Up!

Posted in America, Britain, Demonstration, England, Government, Justice, Theft, UK, USA with tags , , , , on 24/06/2013 by floroy1942
"We Keep Our Bucks"

“We Keep Our Bucks”

I read with interest this last week that the coffee chain Starbucks have finally paid the UK tax man the Corporation Tax they owe, or at least part of it. So that’s one down and more to come, hopefully, with Google and Amazon the remaining main defaulters. We, the less well off, seldom get a chance at the opportunities these big multi-national companies have to duck taxes, but there again, we do not have all the high-powered lawyers they have. Starbucks admitted they had not paid any Corporation Tax on sales worth £400 million in the years between 2009 and 2012, which should have netted the Treasury £92 million at 23%. That amount of money would have bought a lot of apples!

Whichever way you look at it, these companies hire the best lawyers and economists with one thought in mind: How can we get around the tax laws? Mind you the filthy rich are at it too, and if just 50% of these people paid what they owe, we, the rest, would be paying much less and the financial crisis would be over. It was interesting to read that Starbucks said they ‘made a loss last year’, why, because they were siphoning off the profits by “paying fees to other areas of its business — such as ‘royalty payments’ for the use of the brand”. How convenient!

Demonstration

Demonstration

Now they have suddenly decided to cough up what they owe for the tax year 2012, and in a statement they said: “We listened to our customers in December and so decided to forgo certain deductions which would make us liable to pay £10 million in corporation tax this year and a further £10 million in 2014”.  Yea, Right! I suppose the fall-off in custom and the demonstrations outside various branches had nothing to do with that decision. Face it Starbucks, you finally got found out!

My only remaining question is, when are they going to cough up the back taxes of £92 million?

Roy.

Latest Men’s Fashion – Don’t Make Me Laugh!

Posted in Britain, England, Europe, Insanity, Modern World, Teens, UK with tags , , , , on 17/06/2013 by floroy1942

There can be little doubt the fashion world is currently populated by brainless idiots without the slightest idea what fashion really is, and what people will buy to wear. This post surely has to come under my heading of nonsense, for this designer can’t possibly be serious. The London Collection Show was billed as a bizarre make-over of menswear, and the only thing they didn’t lie about was that it was bizarre in the extreme! See for yourself:

How The Hell Does He Get Through A Door?

Even My Grandmother Wouldn't Be Caught Dead In This!

Complete With Blindfold!!! Lucky He Can’t See Himself In The Mirror – I wish I Couldn’t See Him Either!

Can You Imagine Carrying That Around With You?

Can You Imagine Carrying That Around With You?

Who's A Pretty Boy Then?

Who’s A Pretty Boy Then?

Aaaargh! The Aliens Have Landed!

I'm Not Surprised The Model Is Not Smiling!

I’m Not Surprised The Model Is Not Smiling!

Is This Guy For Real?

Is This Guy For Real?

I Wouldn't Even Wear This To Bed!

I Wouldn’t Even Wear This To Bed!

Doesn't He Look Cute?

Doesn’t He Look Cute?

Homo's Will Love This!

Homo’s Will Love This!

We have seen weird creations before from the world’s designers, but this Kay Kwok is totally ‘off the wall’. How much further can we go down this road before designers start to show us stuff people can actually wear and not look totally stupid. It is true that many of today’s young men are becoming more effeminate with their skin creams, make-up and, perfumes instead of men’s aftershave, but it begs the question: Is There A Limit To All This Nonsense?

Roy.

‘Pay by Results’ Will Cut Re-offending? Don’t Make Me Laugh!

Posted in Britain, England, Government, Justice, Police, Prison, Teen Violence, Theft, UK with tags , , on 16/06/2013 by floroy1942

I swear, sometimes I hang my head in shame at some of the stupid ideas politicians come up with. According to a report out last week, they want to release prisoners early and support them by giving them housing, employment and financial assistance in a scheme called ‘Pay by Results’. According to the ‘experts’ this would decrease re-offending by a ‘massive’ (their words) 2.6%.

Chris Grayling

Chris Grayling

Wow! 2.6%, now that is a real eye opener! So what they are telling us is that for every 100 prisoners released from jail early, two would not re-offend because they have been given somewhere to live, a job, and cash. I am sure there will be a friendly social worker there to tuck them up in bed too!

The news was given out at a lecture by the ‘think-tank’ Civitas, and at the meeting Justice Secretary Chris Grayling is quoted as saying, “Britain’s problem is less about offending and more about re-offending”. Well that is one thing he got right. A pity he does not realize why criminals re-offend so easily.  The statistics for the past thirty years clearly show that  most short prison term criminals re-offend, sometimes within days of release. The following graphic shows the figures for Scotland which are also representative of the whole UK.

3% Re-Offending Rate For 2 To 4 Years Or More – 11% For Those Serving Between 6 To 24 Months – 50% Rate For Those Serving Less Than 3 Months. There Has To Be A Lesson Here!

Because our prisons are at capacity, according to the do-gooders, the justice system has for many years been loath to add to the prison population, and more often than not law breakers get either a ‘slap on the wrist’ or lily-livered community service, which all criminals consider a joke. Mr. Grayling said at the lecture: “If you are serving time in prison, on average you will have committed an astonishing 41 previous offences.” The mind boggles! 41 prior offences before they are locked up – it’s ridiculous! And that is only the offences they are actually arrested for.

The oft quoted argument that Britain’s prisons are overcrowded makes me wonder why the Justice Ministry announced last January that they are to close seven prisons (within months) and reduce capacity at two more with a loss of 2,600 places! There are plans to build new ones and add to existing prisons but surely it would be better to have the new places ready first rather than the other way around. I can understand the necessity of such a move as our old Victorian prisons cost a fortune in upkeep, but it is wise to remember that with current trends the prison population is set to continue growing.

Re-Offending Rates Versus Sentence

Re-Offending Rates Versus Sentence

The statistics have long proven that the only way to stop prisoners from re-offending is a hefty prison sentence. Very few prisoners who have been locked up for more than two years actually re-offend, but the number who do after only a few weeks or months in prison is staggering. Now they think that ‘nanny’ tactics will sort out the vicious Neanderthal youth we have on the streets today. Think again Mr. Grayling! build more prisons, get rid of the TV’s and games, let them do hard labour, and make a prison sentence something to be feared once again. Then you will see a drop in re-offending!

Roy.

Allow Assange to Sunbathe???

Posted in America, Britain, England, Extradition, Human Rights, Insanity, Justice, Police, UK, USA with tags , , , on 11/06/2013 by floroy1942

We have all heard ridiculous statements coming from the mouths of politicians in recent years. So how about this gem! The Ecuadorian government will lobby the British government to allow Julian Assange to sunbathe because it is a fundamental human right! The report is so bizarre, but the world is so crazy these days I believe it.

Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino

Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino

The Foreign Minister of Ecuador, Ricardo Patino, visited Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London last Sunday where he has been hiding from justice for almost a year. Mr. Patino will talk with William Hague this week about Assange and said of the proposed meeting: “I will be asking the British government to allow Mr Assange to sunbathe and enjoy the warm weather and sunshine because, unfortunately, at this moment in time he hasn’t been able to do so for a year. His right to intimacy, mobility, a normal life and health is being restricted.”

I’m afraid my reaction is, so what, he is a fugitive from justice.

Once again we see the ‘uman rights laws being twisted to someone’s advantage. Perhaps the Ecuadorian’s think the police should escort him to Hyde Park and find a nice spot for him to lay down and catch some ‘rays’, and then escort him back to the Embassy?  They will be demanding that he has the right to go for a Big Mac and fries as his ‘uman right next!

His predicament has nothing whatever to do with the British government or people, for we are merely carrying out the law. Assange is wanted on an International Arrest Warrant initiated by the Swedish government, and is being treated just like any other person on the run from justice.

Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy

Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy

He has been hiding in the Embassy for almost a year and continues to protest his innocence, and he may well be, who am I to judge, but if that is so let him prove it in court in Sweden. He has woven a web around the charges by saying that if he goes to Sweden they will hand him over to the Americans. Sorry matey, but you broke the law there too!

The intentions behind the act, while eliciting a huge amount of sympathy world-wide, do not detract from the fact that most sensible people will think before they act! If he did not think of the consequences of his actions before he took them then he is a fool. You do not put thousands of secret documents on the web and expect the government to just shrug their shoulders and say: Damn!

I have no means of knowing what damage his actions may or may not have done to American politics, and to be honest I really don’t care. He did the deed and must pay the price. If that means holing up in the Ecuadorian Embassy for the rest of his life without the chance to lay in the sun so be it! You made your bed sunshine (no pun intended) now you must sleep in it!

Roy.

A Sick Truth of Modern Britain

Posted in Al Quada, Benefits, Britain, England, Government Spending, Immigrants, Islamic Revolution, Muslim, Terrorism, UK with tags , , , on 07/06/2013 by floroy1942

Would you believe that the UK Social Welfare System is funding terrorism? Neither would I, but if a report from the Wall Street Journal is anything like the truth, and it seems to be,  the government need to wake up – and quickly!

The WSJ reported that Anjem Choudary, a British-Pakistani receiving £25,000 a year from Social Security, preaches terrorism to his followers, and tells them to take their benefits to fund the jihad. Choudrey is a prominent hate-preacher well known in the UK, and was caught on camera recently praising ‘jihad-seekers’ allowance.’ As he explained to his followers, “The normal situation, really, is to take money from the kafir” (an insult for non-Muslims). “Allahu akbar. We take the money.”

Choudrey is well known as a hater of democracy, liberalism and secularism, and openly demands Sharia Law in the UK. There has to be something drastically wrong with the system for it to support such an’ enemy of the state’. Why do the British tax payers have to support someone who so openly hates Britain and all it stands for?  It is long past due this man had all his benefits stopped, was put on a plane and deported back to Pakistan, or anywhere else that will take him.

The British are extremely tolerant by nature, but this surely goes beyond the pale, especially when you consider that, as the WSJ reports, a British soldier gets a mere £16,000 a year starting salary! £9,000 a year less than this parasite! According to the WSJ “if the reported figure is anywhere near accurate, it would surely be the first time in human history that a society has paid its opponents better than it pays its own“.

He is by far not the only jihadist who lives off the backs of the British tax payer, there are other well known ones like the two Abu’s, Qatada and Hamsa, who have received millions of tax payer money for more than ten years in defence costs against continued attempts by the government to deport  them.  You have to ask: How Many More of Them Are There?

Roy.

“Iron Discipline” – The Latest Labour Joke

Posted in Benefits, Britain, Budget Cuts, David Cameron, England, Europe, Government Spending, Immigration, Liberal Party, UK with tags , , , , on 03/06/2013 by floroy1942

Politicians are without doubt a breed apart. They are self-centred, greedy and don’t give a fig for the people they represent. Having got that off my chest, I have to say something about the latest idiot to try and persuade us Labour can govern the country.  The person in my sights is the Labour Shadow Chancellor, Ed Balls who in a recent speech tried to kid the public that his party would have “iron discipline” (his words) when it came to running the economy.

As usual, the Labour plan is high in promises, but “low on specific policy ideas”  (Tony Blair’s words),  which let’s face it, is nothing new. All he promised the electorate in his speech was to reduce “‘winter fuel payments to the top 5% of wealthy pensioners”. This, Labour claims would save £100 million, which sounds an awful lot to you and me, but is fact a drop in the ocean of the annual budget. He didn’t say a word about the billions that need to be saved to get the economy back on its feet.

Labour's Joker

Labour’s Joker

Balls promises to cut social spending, which he says is the fault of ‘the current Conservative-led coalition government’ which he accuses of failing to do enough to get the economy growing again. Now that is rich coming from a member of the party that put us in this situation in the first place by spending money like it was water! It was Labour policies that allowed lazy good-for-nothing parasites to spend the whole day down at the pub while the tax payers support their drinking habits and pay the rent.

After thirteen years of Labour rule, the Con/Lib Coalition inherited a debt of 11% of GDP, which is one of the largest in the entire European Union, and there is no ‘miracle cure’ for that. The current Chancellor George Osbourne is aiming to announce £11.5 billion of spending cuts this month for the year 2015/2016 and hard though it may be, its the only way to get us all out of huge debt.

Help Yourselves Boy's - We Can Always Borrow More!

Help Yourselves Boy’s – Labour Can Always Borrow More!

Apart from the immigration debacle that was one of Labour’s biggest failures, they began giving money away like confetti to all and sundry who felt like coming here. When they didn’t have enough money in the kitty to pay for all the immigrant housing, health benefits, unemployment benefits etc., they just went out and borrowed some more.

They are the ones who left the country in such a shambles, and despite the current governments attempts to clear up their mess, the banking crisis and the stagnation of the European economy has made things doubly difficult. But Ed balls has a fix for all that! We don’t know what it is, because as usual, he won’t tell us and all we have are the usual empty promises.

What ever you do, don’t think this article is a party political broadcast for the Lib. Dems, and the Conservative Party, far from it. The Labour Party drove the country into the ground during their last tenure in office and I shudder to think that anyone would be stupid enough to vote for the again in 2015. Surly the British people are not that dumb!

We are all experiencing hard times at the moment, but that is the only way to get rid of a mountain of debt, and each of us must play a part. When that has been accomplished times will get better, and we as a nation, will be thriving again, but in the meantime it has to hurt.

Having A Laugh At Labour's Expense?

Having A Laugh At Labour’s Expense?

Even Ed Balls knows that the cuts in spending must continue and is already trying to shift the blame onto the current government. He gave a speech to Thomson Reuters of London today and is reported as saying, “With the Chancellor refusing to change course, Labour must start planning now for what will be a very tough inheritance in 2015. It will require us to govern in a very different way with much less money around. We will need an iron discipline and a relentless focus on our priorities.”

In the ‘plans’ he laid out i.e. a freeze on free schools, the abolition of police commissioners, the so-called infrastructure boost and the winter fuel allowance he said basically nothing. From his plans, which were meant to tug at the heartstrings of the rank and file, he will in fact save peanuts, just under £4 billion! When you consider public sector borrowing is at £85 billion, and the benefits budget alone is costing us a massive £185 billion, what is £4 billion – loose change that is all!

Getting Screwed?

Getting Screwed?

But according the Ed Balls, Labour had nothing to do with the current debt crisis in Britain! What a crock,anyone who believes that needs shooting in the head! According to him its all the Con/Lib governments fault, but what makes him think he can do anything different than George Osborne? The screw must be tightened down no matter who’s hand is doing the turning.

Many people are under the impression that although times are hard under the current government, it will get much better under Labour if they form the next government in 2015. All I can say to that is, if you think that, you deserve everything you get! 

Roy.

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