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A Benefit System Scandal

Posted in Britain, Conservative Party, England, European Union, Germany, Government Spending, Immigration, Liberal Party, News, UK with tags , , , , on 14/04/2014 by floroy1942

Much has been said about the Benefit System in Britain today, in particular how easy it is to live for free in our once great democracy. It is not until the true facts hit you in face so to speak, that many people will believe the stories.

Heather Frost Lives In A $500,000 House With Her Eleven Children

Heather Frost Lives In A $500,000 House With Her Eleven Children

Tales of people living off benefits who are perfectly capable of going out to work, families and young girls making a life for themselves by having children just to claim benefits, so called ‘job seekers’ who don’t really try, it all adds up to billions of pounds each year.

Abdul Esfandmozd - A Crippled Man Who Is Wheelchair Bound Having A High Old Time In The States. Defrauded £300,000

Abdul Esfandmozd – A Crippled Man Who Is Wheelchair Bound Having A High Old Time In The States. Defrauded £300,000

The government departments responsible for monitoring those who claim are woefully inadequate or incompetent, however, every now and again we do hear of someone who has been caught out. There have been cases in the past where so-called invalids were monitored having a high old time on holiday in various parts of the world, no sign of crutches or wheelchairs anywhere, and ‘jobless’ people have been caught red-handed working privately somewhere or other.

A TV team have brought home another truth about our scandalous tax payer give-away, and that is to EU migrants who come here from other European countries to live the high life on benefits. The programme was aired recently on television and although I was unable to record the whole thing, I did find it on You-tube, split into three parts. It does make for compulsive watching to see how foreign nationals have come to our country to live off the system, and coincidentally, the British tax payer.

They are gypsies from Slovakia and Romania and come here to live the kind of life they could never have in their own countries. You cannot blame them for wanting a better life.

The Average Romanian (Not Gypsy) Is A Hard Worker.

The Average Romanian (Not Gypsy) Is A Hard Worker.

To the credit of true Romanians, they are quite willing to work for their money if they can find a job, and I can attest to the fact that the Romanian people themselves are hard workers, however I do not include a majority of Gypsies in that category. I went to Romania many many times over a period of ten years and have seen these things first hand.

What must be galling to most people in Britain is the ease in which these people can gain entry into the benefits system after they have landed. Just a few pieces of paper and they are free to claim any number of benefits without having done a days work. They get free housing, free medical care and by comparison to their homeland, live a life of sheer luxury without having to lift a finger, except to sign the claim form of course.

European Immigrants Come By Bus

European Immigrants Come By Bus

One of the most annoying things about the whole system is that they can claim for children who are not even in the country. One family in the film has eleven children and eleven grandchildren and can claim for the lot. The money he gets goes straight back to Romania or Slovakia depending on where he is from. Many bring their parents over here and they immediately start claiming benefits also, which only adds to the burden on the British tax payer.

It is time we had a government willing to put a stop to this disgraceful situation and began coming down hard on these people. Not only the EU immigrants, but also the foreign ones that come here from outside the EU. We must turn to a system like Germany where you have to be in the country doing a job of work for a long period before you can even think of claiming any benefits at all.

Stewart Lorains - Prosecuted For A £22,000 Fraud Of The Benefits Scheme

Stewart Lorains – Prosecuted For A £22,000 Fraud Of The Benefits Scheme

Immigrants who come here must have a job waiting for them and have enough money to be able to live outside the benefits system. Benefits must only be given to those born in this country, and who hold a British passport. People like those in this film should be rounded up and sent back to their home country if they have no income other than benefits.

For those ‘homegrown’ benefit cheats, they should be rounded up, made to pay back their ill-gotten gains and serve a prison sentence. Children’s allowance should be paid for the first two children only, and not a cent more.

It Remains To Be Seen If This Is The Man To Solve Our Problems

It Remains To Be Seen If This Is The Man To Solve Our Problems

Only in this way can we sort out the quagmire that our previously much-vaunted benefit system has become. It will take a tough government to solve all these problems in the way I describe and that will certainly not be the Con/Lab/Lib parties. I have seen a lot of people are going to put their faith in the UKIP party of Nigel Farage come the next election, and if he is true to his word and gets us out of the EU, or at least gets us out from under the choking Immigrant and Human Rights Laws, then as a nation we may stand a chance of recovery from this Blair/Brown nightmare. I wait in hope.

Roy.

We Do Have Some Barmy Politicians!

Posted in Britain, Children, England, Liberal Party, News, Parenting, Parliament, Politics, UK with tags , , , on 08/02/2014 by floroy1942

I couldn’t believe what I was reading when an article appeared about Lib. Dem. MP Jenny Willott complaining that girls are scarred for life by the tradition of: “Pink for girls and blue for boys”.

Our Lib Dem Equality Minister

Our Lib Dem Equality Minister

She told Parliament that this idea “hampers girls at school and holds women back in the workplace” Where on earth did she get that load of bunkum? According to her, the ‘(en)gendering’ of toys, i.e. dolls for girls and cars for boys, “instructs children on how they are supposed to feel and behave”.  She is quoted as saying, “It is not fair to make little girls feel that they should not be kicking footballs or building with Lego, and it is equally unfair to make little boys feel ashamed of playing netball or of pushing a doll along in a pushchair,”

Girls Only

Girls Only

In her opinion, ‘a girl growing up with dolls will never have the opportunity to find out if they could be an engineer in adult life, and conversely, a boy who does not have a sewing kit will never know if he could be a great designer.’ What a load of rubbish. So I suppose according to her theory, all the world’s great male designers spent their growing years playing with sewing kits!

According to this crazy woman, (I hesitate to use the word politician):  “It is a really important issue and it’s fundamentally important to our economy as well, it’s not just a side issue as I think it sometimes can be portrayed. It is a really important one to the future economy of this country.”

Oh! So now the economy of the nation is in jeopardy because little girls play with dolls and little boys kick a football. I am sorry Ma’am but you are a raving lunatic.

Boys Only

Boys Only

There are bitter complaints by feminists about the toy manufacturers who ‘gender’ toys in advertisements, complaining that for example, Meccano  sets are aimed at boys who will later all become engineers while the girls will not have a chance because they play with doll’s.

What she fails to realize is that no child of three, four or even eight has any idea what they will do when they become an adult. That is the furthest thing from their minds. No girl child of five is going to think, ‘Oh! I have to be a nursery school teacher because mummy keeps buying me dolls!’ No boy will think at such an age, ‘I am going to be an engineer because daddy bought me a Meccano set!’

It is not until much later in their young lives that any child develops an idea of what profession they wish to follow. With the state of the job market these days, for many you take what you can get so choice doesn’t really come into it.

Women Engineers Are Not As Rare As You Think!

Women Engineers Are Not As Rare As You Think!

With the  gender equality achieved by women at the moment, there is little to stop any woman from becoming an engineer or a male from being a dress designer. Regarding the latter, most of the world’s top designers are men, and I’m sure they didn’t all get sewing kits as children. The crux of the matter is always: ‘Do you have the qualifications and are you good enough at your job.

What Is The Fuss About? We have 'Gay' Dolls For Boy's These Days!

What Is The Fuss About? We have ‘Gay’ Dolls For Boy’s These Days!

When I say this, I am not denying that there is still some bias in the world, but if a woman clearly has better qualifications than a man she has a good chance of getting the job. There are some jobs that are traditionally reserved for men like working in a coal mine or on the shop floor of steel mills. This has nothing to do with gender, but more to do with the fact the work is extremely arduous and requires levels of strength that women do not possess.

I just cannot believe that our politicians would waste time debating such a stupid topic, and it makes me wonder if this woman is fit for the job she has been given by those who voted for her. Mind you, if asked she would probably put it all down to the fact that she only ever got dolls to play with as a child.

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.

The FBI at the 2012 Olymypic Games?

Posted in Al Quada, Britain, Conservative Party, England, Extradition, Immigrants, Insurgents, Islamic Revolution, Justice, Liberal Party, Muslim, Police, Riot, Terrorists, UK, USA, World War 2 with tags , , , , , , , , on 14/11/2011 by floroy1942

 The United States wishes to have up to 1000 of its own agents at next year’s Olympic Games in London according to current news reports.

British sources say, naturally enough, that all the necessary measures have been taken, and in fact, some 12,000 police reinforced by up to 15000 agents from security company G4S will be available. Even units of the Army will be on special duty at the games, including SAS teams who be will be stationed along the Thames at strategic points to prevent any terrorists attacks.

London Riot

The U.S government has raised concerns about the relaxing of the controversial ‘stop and search’ laws, and of course the London riots of the Autumn. The slow police reaction to the riots has been held up by the Americans as reason enough for their agents to provide security for their people at the event.

Olympic Venue Under Construction

The Olympic Committee, the London Council and the government have all being working together to make the most of available resources for the protection of visitors, athletes, and dignitaries alike. According to reports, all seems to be on track and their are no worries about the arrangements, so why do we need gun-toting American agents on our streets? There can be little doubt these people will be carrying guns, for I doubt very much they will hand them over on arrival in the country.

Part of the problem is that England is seen as a ‘hotbed’ of insurgency by the USA, and not without good cause.

Tony Blair Should Be Hanged For Treason

We have been far too soft on radicals ever since Labour came to power in 1997. unfortunately, this has continued, although to a lessor degree, under the current coalition government. Coupled with that is the disgraceful lack of border controls currently hitting the headlines, also I might add, initiated by the previous government.

The caption says: Zakir Naik - "Every Muslim should be a terrorist".

For almost twenty years we have allowed Muslim hate preachers to spread their poison among the the youth of Islam in Britain, and done nothing about it. We have allowed our universities and schools to become a breeding ground for insurgents and suicide bombers, and done nothing about it. We have allowed Muslim radicals to hold protests in our streets and desecrate the memory of our fallen heroes on Remembrance Day and at Royal Wooten Basset and still do nothing about it. Why!!!!!!

American Secret Service (A.S.S.) Sniper on Every Rooftop?

While I do not like the prospect of gun-toting FBI and Secret Service agents on the streets of my country, I can sympathise with their feelings, and the sad thing is, we have no-one to blame but ourselves.

There can be little doubt that the Games will be a golden opportunity for any terrorist group to make a statement that will compare to 9/11, and with our border controls in such disarray, how will we know if these people are here or not.

Stickin' Yer Head In the Sand Ain't Gonna Help!

It has all to do with the fear of being labelled ‘racist’ in our society, and that is reason enough fo most people to keep their mouths tightly shut. Also, there are many misguided Brits who think they should be on the side of the Muslims just because they are a minority in our land. It beggars believe! Our justice system seem totally incapable of dealing with Muslims who break the law, probably for the same reason.

A Muslim Insult to Our War Dead

It strikes me as extremely unjust when in May 2010, Tohseef Shah spray painted a British War Memorial with “Islam will dominate Osama is coming” he was fined £585 and received a two-year suspended sentence before walking free from court. In November 2010, Emdadur Choudhury burned a Poppy during the 2mins silence. He was given a fine of £50 and walked free from court. In June of this year Steven Vasey and Anthony Smith were both given  a 12 month jail sentence for spray painting a poppy on the wall of a mosque. Just doesn’t sound like justice to me!

Taking Out the Trash

The government now has until 27th July next year to track down all radical Muslims and deport them prior to the Games. I can’t see that happening but it would certainly be a step in the right direction. They have the same amount of time to seal our borders properly so potential terrorists cannot just ‘waltz’ in whenever they feel like it. I can’t see that happening either, so I guess we will have to welcome our armed cousins from across the pond, just so long as we don’t foot the bill for the ammunition!

Roy.

The Axe Is Falling At The BBC

Posted in Britain, Budget Cuts, Conservative Party, England, Insanity, Liberal Party, UK with tags , , on 06/10/2011 by floroy1942

Its seems the current economic crisis is about to hit the BBC  like a ton of bricks, and as usual, all the wrong decisions have been made to save money. It would seem 20% budgets cuts are required to keep the broadcaster  afloat and ‘on air’. This could mean major job losses and programme redundancies, but has the BBC not been too ambitious over the past twenty years?

Broadcasting House - Home Of The BBC

Why does the ‘Beeb’ need so many TV channels and radio stations? Why does practically every city and town in the UK need its own local BBC radio station, and so many ‘county’ TV channels? Why does the BBC need to broadcast all across the world? Over the years, it has over-reached itself and is now financially in trouble.

The national broadcaster currently hosts 59 radio stations from Land’s End to John O’Groats and Northern Ireland. Why???? They  also have 12 TV channels, and this does not include the area variants. Why?????

Many TV show hosts get exorbitant salaries. The dipstick Johnathon ‘Woss’ (now fortunately gone) comes to mind, who reportedly received a salary of £5million over three years. This almost puts them on a par with the prima donna’s in football. Why???? Personally, I don’t think any of them are worth that amount of money.

Formula1 - Lewis Hamilton

Many sports events that should be ‘free-to-air’ are getting the chop, like coverage of Formula 1 next year. Considering the ‘Beeb’ had the rights to broadcast this event until the end of 2013, I found it astounding they should sell half the rights for next year, and all rights for 2013 to bloody BSkyB, which as we all know costs a lot of money to view. This selective broadcasting of major sporting events is outrageous.

What it means in effect, is the huge following of this sport in the UK, which is one of the premier F1 countries alongside Germany and Italy, will next year only be able to view half of the races, and the following year none. It is scandalous!!! Naturally enough, none of the football fixtures have been chopped to ‘save money’, but many of the nations favourite TV shows may well be cut for the same reason.

Just Some Radio Channels

To me, it just doesn’t make sense. If the BBC wants to save money, they should shut down most of these petty regional radio and TV channels that serve only a small part of the UK. They should be looking at closing down one of the two children’s TV channels (Why do we need two), and why five main channels when, say, three will do? BBC Three (Youth and ‘comedy’ sitcoms) and Four (Niche programming – i.e. for a select few)  are not renowned for their high viewing audiences anyway.

Why Is The BBC Broadcasting To Arabia?

As far as radio goes, the accent should be put more on area radio like Scotland, Northwest, Northeast, Central, Wales, Southeast and Southwest and Northern Ireland, i.e. seven stations covering the country instead of 59.

It’s all too complex to go into detail here, but I am sure the hierarchy of the BBC could make substantial cuts to services without affecting the majority of people. The ‘Beeb’ has reached the stage where the essential services have to be cut to keep the ‘nice -to-have’ things going.

My message to the bosses of the BBC is: Get your act together people. Get rid of the ‘nice-to-have’ things and concentrate more on providing a quality service that everyone can enjoy, like you used to. Remember, quantity is no substitute for quality!!!! Words to live by!

Roy.

New GCSE Shakeup – Well Overdue!

Posted in Britain, Children, Conservative Party, English Schools, Government, Liberal Party, Primary Education, Teens, UK with tags , , , on 01/10/2011 by floroy1942

Just about everyone knows how the previous Labour government dumbed down the GCSE exams to improve the pass rate, and thereby make themselves look good. Now the pendulum has, thankfully, started to swing the other way and we are faced with a much needed shakeup of the education system.

The whole idea of GCSE exams was originally intended to seek out the brighter pupils in our schools, and give them a chance to attend university. From there they would become our next generation of entrepeneurs, scientists and academics.

Tony Blair on Education

That was until Labour got their sticky fingers in the mix and wanted to improve their popularity with the masses! During their tenure as government of the country, they successfully managed to sabotage the whole system until it became practically worthless, because everyone had an opportunity to attend the highest level of education, ‘bright’ or not!

Now, many of those who have managed to obtain a university place will never make the grade, for the simple reason they are not clever enough, a fact revealed by the numbers who no longer succeed in obtaining a degree. Don’t misunderstand me, for I know that many of our youth have worked hard, and fully deserve their place in university and I wish them success.

I have to admit to utter amazement at reports that under the coalition, GCSE pupils will now be marked for spelling, punctuation  and grammar! Once I got over my shock, I began to realize why so many of today’s youth cannot put an intelligent sentence together!

 

Pass Rate Increase Under Labour

It would appear that under Labour, the following sentence would have been acceptable on a GCSE exam paper: “Shakespeer woz a man, who rote, plays and poims b4 he dyed”. This is what happens when an important exam like this is not marked for spelling and grammar. The examiner, knowing full well the inaccuracies in the preceding statement, would have been powerless to do anything, because these mistakes were not covered in the exam. Considering the fact that it is one of the most important in a child’s education cycle, I find it incredible!

Even now, with the changes being made by Ofqual, they do not go anywhere near far enough. The new marking of spelling, punctuation and grammar will only apply to English literature, geography, history and religious studies to start with. Well, at least they said “to start with”. Hopefully, more will come! 

When I was at school, we got marked on spelling and grammar all the time, exam or not. It was drummed into us from primary school onward. Nowadays, I guess it’s not worth the effort, what with the kids growing up with ‘teen speak’ etc.

Another thing that is being curbed is the ‘re-sit’, a practice that allows pupils to re-sit exams until they either pass, or improve their marks. In my day, you got one shot at it and that was it. The ‘one shot’ tactic was again a way of ensuring only those clever enough went to university.

Hard Work - For A Now Worthless Piece Of Paper

If the current trend had continued, I could well see the day when we had people (I was going to say leaders, but that would be ridiculous) in industry and politics who could not even string an intelligent sentence together!

Thanks to our previous government, we are now seeing the emergence of a generation of young people, who in many cases, have been to all the right schools etc, but come away dumb. And do you know what the funny thing is? Many people will still vote Labour in the next election!

I do not say this as a Conservative or Liberal, for I am devoutly apolitical, and do not support any political party.

Roy.

The Benefits For Foreigners Scandal

Posted in Benefits, Britain, Conservative Party, David Cameron, England, Europe, Government Spending, Human Rights, Immigrants, Liberal Party, Nick Clegg, Parliament, UK with tags , , , , on 30/09/2011 by floroy1942

When you think of government benefits like Children’s/Job Seekers Allowance, one would automatically think of looking after your own first, i.e. people who contribute to the system through taxes.

Benefit Britain - Welcome!

Unfortunately this is not always so, for apart from the previous Labour government opening the immigration doors to every Tom, Dick or Harry who wanted to take advantage of Britain’s generous system, we now have to contend with EU Commission meddling. Britain has, it seems, been criticised for not paying benefits to all EU nationals who cross our border!

Britain currently assesses EU nationals under the ‘Right to Reside’ policy which is not applied to British nationals. Obvious really!  According to Ian Duncan Smith, the Work and Pensions Secretary, the new rules being forced on Britain by the Commission would “mean the British taxpayer paying out over £2bn extra a year in benefits to people who have no connection to our country and who have never paid in a penny in tax.” To me this is scandelous!

Ian Duncan Smith

He continued:”As if this week’s decision was not bad enough, we are also fighting increasing demands for the UK to pay benefits to those who have long since moved abroad, and who may never have made more than a token contribution to UK society.” The logic of this would baffle anyone. Why should Britain pay benefits to someone who has left the country? It would seem that the idea of some nutcase in the EU, is anyone can come to Britain for a two week holiday and receive benefits for the rest of their life when they return home!

Employment minister Chris Grayling is quoted as saying: the move could “open our doors to benefit tourism”. To be honest, I think his statement is a few years late, because Labour did that years ago with the immigrants!

Keep Your Noses Out Of Britain!

Another disheartening factor is that Britain is being ‘hung out to dry’ by some ‘holier than thou’ individuals in the EU when Britain already has the largest benefits bill of any EU country! Try going to Romania, Hungary, Italy or Spain and get the level of benefits available in Britain, or for that matter any benefits! You will be told politely, at first, to remove yourself from the office by some individual with a wide smirk on his face while his companions roar with laughter in the background. Come to England and the first question is “How much do you want?” 

In my opinion, the government should tell the EU Commision to ‘go jump in the lake’ (I’m being polite) and ignore the whole stupid idea!

Roy.

The Perfect Answer To “Human Rights” Nutters!

Posted in Afghanistan, Al Quada, Arab, Britain, Conservative Party, David Cameron, England, Equality, Europe, Extradition, Human Rights, Immigrants, Insurgents, Islamic Revolution, Justice, Liberal Party, Muslim, Taliban, Terrorists, UK, USA with tags , , , on 13/09/2011 by floroy1942

It would seem the crackpots are everywhere today, usually disguised as Human Rights Groups and H.R. Lawyers, and don’t they just love to stick their nasty little fingers into every pie. Criminals are let off because going to jail infringes their human rights, terrorists are molly-coddled instead of being dished out with the same medicine they give to everyone else.

It makes right-minded people sick, and many wonder how to sort them out. In my e-mail today I received the following, and although its probably not true, it would seem like a pretty good way of sorting out these misfits who meddle in everyone elses affairs. Let them complain about prisoners rights, then let’s take the following action:

A lady Canadian libertarian wrote a lot of letters to the Government, complaining about the treatment of captive insurgents (terrorists) being held in Afghanistan’s national correctional system facilities.

She received back the following reply:

National  Defence Headquarters

M Gen George R. Pearkes Bldg,  15 NT

101, Colonel By Drive

Ottawa,ON K1A  0K2

Canada

Dear Concerned Citizen,

Thank you for your recent letter expressing your profound  concern of treatment of the Taliban and Al Qaeda terrorists captured by Canadian Forces – who were subsequently transferred to the Afghanistan Government and are currently being held by Afghan officials in Afghanistan’s National Correctional System facilities. Our administration takes these matters seriously and your opinions were heard loud and clear here in  Ottawa. You will be pleased to learn, thanks to  the concerns of citizens like yourself; we are creating a new department here at the Department of National Defence, to be called ‘Liberals Accept Responsibility for Killers’ program, or L.A.R.K. for short.

In accordance with the guidelines of this new program, we have decided to divert one terrorist and place him in your personal care. Your personal detainee has been selected and is scheduled for transportation under heavily armed guard to your residence in Toronto next Monday.

Ali Mohammed Ahmed bin Mahmud (you can just call him Ahmed) is to be cared for pursuant to the standards you personally demanded in your letter of complaint. It will likely be necessary for you to hire some assistant caretakers. We will conduct weekly inspections to ensure that your standards of care for Ahmed are commensurate with those you so strongly recommend in your letter. Although Ahmed is a sociopath and extremely violent, we hope that your sensitivity to what you described as his “attitudinal problem ” will help him overcome these character flaws. Perhaps you are correct in describing these problems as mere cultural differences.

We understand that you plan to offer counselling and home schooling. Your adopted terrorist is extremely proficient in hand-to-hand combat and can extinguish human life with such simple items as a pencil or nail clippers. We advise that you do not ask him to demonstrate these skills at your next yoga group.

He is also expert at making a wide variety of explosive devices from common household products, so you may wish to keep those items locked up, unless (in your opinion) this might offend him.

Ahmed will not wish to interact with you or your daughters (except sexually) since he views females as a subhuman form of property. This is a particularly sensitive subject for him and he has been known to show violent tendencies around women who fail to comply with the new dress code that he will recommend as more appropriate attire. I’m sure you will come to enjoy the anonymity offered by the burka over time. Just remember that it is all part of ‘respecting his culture and religious beliefs’ as described in your letter.

Thanks again for your concern. We truly appreciate it when folks like you keep us informed of the proper way to do our job, and care for our fellow man. You take good care of Ahmed – and remember we’ll be  watching.

Good luck and God Bless You.

Cordially,

Gordon O’Connor  – Minister of National Defense

Perhaps the Ministry of Defence would like to take this idea up! I for one would applaud!

My thanks to the anonymous writer.

Roy.

 

A Bungled Education System

Posted in Britain, Budget Cuts, Children, Conservative Party, David Cameron, England, English Schools, Government, Insanity, Liberal Party, MP's, Nick Clegg, Primary Education, Primary Schools, Teens, UK, USA with tags , , , , , on 10/09/2011 by floroy1942

Lancashire Hot Pot is a type of stew in which ‘everything but the kitchen sink’ goes in the pan, and this is probably the closest we will get to describing the British educational system at the moment.

Education is one of the cornerstone’s of any modern culture, and if you mess that up, you ruin not only people’s lives, but the future of the nation. So what has gone wrong in Britain?

Well, in a nutshell – politicians! If there is a way to mess up a perfectly good working system, politicians will find it!

Yea! Right!

Up to the beginning of the 60’s, we had a system of education that worked, and gave us many of the leading scientists, entrepreneurs and academics in the world. No one could touch us for sheer brilliance, not even the United States, who lured away most of our top scientists with promises of extravagant salaries (known as The Brain Drain).

In 1965,  Anthony Crosland, Secretary of State for Education for the then Labour government, introduced comprehensive schools. This was the catalyst for the de-fragmentation of UK education. From that moment on, we saw increased diversification into faith schools, technical schools, academies etc. etc. etc.

Each successive government since then has added its own few ingredients to the stew, and now today, we have a system of complete confusion, and on the verge of total collapse.

I Expected Better

I had hoped Cameron and Co. would have done something to fix the problem after 13 years of Labour meddling, but unfortunately, they have only succeeded in making the problem much worse by introducing ‘free’ schools, adding yet another variation to an already confused system. The kids don’t know where they belong, the parents don’t know which school is best for their child,  and the education staff are in complete disarray.

The evidence for this is everywhere you look. A youth that is semi-literate and unemployable, and teachers who don’t know what time of day it is! None of the ‘old style’subjects are taught properly anymore: history, geography, religious education, physical training, chemistry, and in many cases, physics.

A modern school: Teacher: “Right class! History is about the past, geography is where places are on the map, religion is about Jesus and all that stuff. – Karen, please pick up your pen dear! – Right, you can put it down now. – That was about all exercise which we call physical training. Next is chemistry, all about chemicals, and the last one is physics which concerns – errrr! Can anyone tell me what physics has to do with? – Jeremy? – Physical things? – Well I guess that is close enough. Right class, dismissed.”

Trying Hard But Getting Nowhere!

Sorry, just couldn’t resist it! It is indeed a sad indictment, when the education system of a country is so bad, that most of the pupils leaving it read and write like eight-year-olds. Sure, the figures look good when you see a 97% pass rate for GCSE, but when you consider that a twelve-year-old from 1955 could quite possibly have sailed through it, it doesn’t really mean much, especially in today’s hi-tech world.

Maybe we will have to wait for the next government (which will probably be Labour again so don’t hold your breath) for the UK education system to be kicked back into shape. But to be honest, I very much doubt if that will happen.

I reproduce a breakdown of the UK schools from the Independant newspaper which will probably surprise you:

Schools Graphic

3,446: There are 3,446 state secondary schools in England. The vast majority (about 2,950) are comprehensive in name. There are still 164 selective grammar schools in the country and the rest are either secondary modern schools or “high” schools (effectively secondary modern schools that choose to use a different name to describe themselves).

1,300: Within that 3,446 figure, there are 1,300 academies. The difference between these and those that remain maintained by the local authority is that they have the same freedoms as independent schools to set their own curriculum, hire non-qualified teachers and run their own affairs. There are, to complicate it further, two types of academies. There are those set up under the previous Labour government which have sponsors (education charities, private providers, independent schools and universities). There are 319 sponsored academies. Under the Coalition, existing state schools – firstly those described as “outstanding” by Ofsted – were allowed to transfer to academy status. There are 981 transferred academies.

10: A further complication is that virtually every state secondary school is a specialist school, specialising in one area or another of the curriculum. (There are at least 10 types of specialist schools including languages, science, maths, arts, sports, humanities and even rural studies.)

16,884: There are also 16,884 primary schools in England. Only a handful have decided to convert to academy status.

7,000: The picture is further complicated by the fact that about one in three English state schools (primary and secondary) are faith schools. There are just under 7,000 of these. They can either be voluntary aided or voluntary controlled. If they are voluntary controlled, the diocese or faith group has a far greater say over admissions. A breakdown of the faith schools reveals that there are 6,955 Christian state schools (mainly Church of England or Roman Catholic but with a handful of Methodist schools, too), 36 Jewish, six Muslim, two Sikh, one Hindu, one Greek Orthodox and one Seventh Day Adventist.

24: To this mixture can now be added the free schools: 24 of which have opened up for the first time this September. David Cameron has said he wants this figure to rise to the early hundreds in the next few years. Once it is set up, a free school has the same freedoms as an academy. The difference is that it is a new school started by a variety of parents’, teachers’ or faith groups (or education charity). It is also possible for a free school to be a faith school, but it must offer 50 per cent of its places to non-believers – a requirement not asked of mainstream faith schools.

2,415: To add to the mix, there are 2,415 independent schools: 1,625 primary and 790 secondary. These educate about 7 per cent of the school age population.

372: The picture elsewhere in the UK is simpler than in England. In Scotland there are 372 secondary schools, all comprehensive in intake. Of these, 53 are faith schools (all Catholic). There are 2,099 primary schools, 318 of which are denominational or faith schools, 314 Catholic, three episcopal and one Jewish.

1,435: In Wales, there are 1,435 primary schools and 222 secondary schools. All the secondary schools are fully comprehensive.

My thanks to the Independent.

From the above it is clear that some schools, e.g. acadamies, even have the power to hire unqualified teachers!!!

GCSE – A Worthless Piece Of Paper

The current mess has been criticised by no less than Professor Alan Smithers, a senior adviser to the Commons Education Select Committee, who said our education system is a ‘liquorice allsorts’ kind of system. He too argues that all children should have an equal opportunity for a good education. At the moment it is clear they do not.

There is but one way for education to go: One standard school system for the UK, and one curriculum for all. Once children have left school, they can go to acadamies to learn specialist subjects. GCSE’s should be hard so that only the most gifted are able to go to university.

Roy.

‘Free’ Schools – You Must Be Joking!

Posted in Britain, Child Abuse, Child Discipline, Children, Christianity, Conservative Party, David Cameron, England, English Schools, Government, Insanity, Liberal Party, MP's, Nick Clegg, Parenting, Primary Education, Primary Schools, Religion, Teens, UK with tags , , , , on 04/09/2011 by floroy1942

At a time when most teenagers are leaving school semi-literate, it is essential the government take positive action to improve education, but in typical government style, they messed it up!

Misguided on Education

It has been announced that the first 24 so-called ‘free’ schools are open for business, and I predict the scheme is doomed to failure from the start. All it will do is ensure our teenagers leave school dumber and more confused than ever.

How on earth can parents, teachers and charities be allowed to decide their own curriculum? It beggars belief! Have Cameron and his cronies gone completely crazy overnight, or more likely, have they been listening to some of the crackpots in the system?

To begin with, considering most parents fall into the semi-literate category these days with standards of education that make them unemployable, how can they decide what their children should learn in school? Secondly, What the hell have charities to do with education? What could their input possibly be. How to wrap an aid parcel for Africa, or stand on a pavement collecting pennies! Perhaps a little simplistic for some, but you know what I mean. The point being, what makes charity workers and parents qualified to decide what is taught in our schools? It will certainly open the door to the ‘all-knowing’ crackpots who think they know best!

Pupils in School

I am so dumbfounded, I just cannot believe that any sane government would go down this road. It has always been essential that school curriculums be set by the government and taught in every school in the land. That’s why they call it The National curriculum for crying out loud! Only in this way can everyone be guaranteed the same level of education.

Doing it the governments way, we could find one school is teaching geography while another isn’t, and a different school could be teaching history while another isn’t.

But I Was Doing History!

What if ‘Johnny Fox’ goes to school in Nottingham, and then because his father gets a new job in Manchester, he has to change schools. They teach history in Nottingham but not in Manchester. They do geography instead! What is the child to do? Can anyone in the government answer that one for me? I doubt it!

Apparently, the Department of Education has only stipulated that English, maths and science must be taught.  Religious education must also be part of the programme and can be a single faith or many. It doesn’t stipulate that Christianity must be taught in a Christian country, but maybe that is so as not to upset the Muslims!

Let's Have Some PT To Fight Obesity

Why for example, have mandatory physical training classes not been introduced from primary school onward? We all know about the new boom in obesity, and many children fall into this category. Starting them on a regular exercise schedule, i.e. PT, from the age of five or six could be an effective way of combatting this.

‘Free’ schools, as prescribed by the government, will lead to hopeless confusion in schools, and for the pupils. The only positive things about the plan is that children will spend longer hours in school, and class sizes will be smaller.

It’s all right for Nick Clegg to prattle on about: “UK has one of most segregated school systems in the world”, but this is the fault of the previous Labour government. They allowed schools to ignore the national curriculum  in high immigrant areas, and changes to our education system by even having classes in foreign languages, like Arabic for Muslims etc. instead of insisting that all immigrant children learn English!

Muslim Classes - Evenings or Weekends

All children emigrating to England should attend national curriculum classes, and if they want to learn about e.g. the Muslim culture, they do it at weekends or evening classes run by Muslims. It is the only way they can properly learn about our culture and integrate. They are after all coming to live in the UK, and must adapt their lifestyle to our ways, while still being able to retain their own culture.

The coalition government it definately going in the wrong direction with this plan. I can only conclude that somewhere in the Education Ministry there is a nutter on the loose, and everyone there is listening to him/her.

Please God, Save our Country from total idiots!

Roy.

‘Tough’ Community Service – Another Ken Clark Option Doomed To Failure!

Posted in Britain, Budget Cuts, Child Discipline, Conservative Party, David Cameron, Demonstration, Elections, England, Government, Government Spending, Human Rights, Justice, Liberal Party, MP's, Nick Clegg, Parliament, Police, Political Correctness, Prison, Riot, Teen Violence, Teens, Theft, UK with tags , , , , , , on 25/08/2011 by floroy1942

I know money is tight and the prisons are full, but I cannot for the life of me understand how our Justice Minister, Ken Clark, keeps rattling on about ‘Community Service’ being the answer to re-offending! This man is so out of touch with public opinion as to be laughable. Even his own government department statistics say he is totally wrong. Many Tory M.P’s were angry at his move away from tough sentencing.

Time To Go?

I am sorry Ken, you have given your country good service over the years, but you really should consider retirement.

He promises that instead of sitting at home watching TV or being down the pub having a beer when they are supposed to be doing community service, prisoners will be made to work a minimum of 28 hours a week paying back the community doing odd jobs like clearing up litter and painting! 

Stoke-on-Trent community service trial:

http://youtu.be/uO-PUMT5_6s

THIS Is Hard Work - 48 Hours A Week!

Considering that working people put in at least 48 hours a week I don’t call that ‘Hard Labour’ as he calls it. I also don’t think clearing up rubbish and painting is ‘hard labour’!

True, he is stuck with a problem in that the prisons are full and cost the country a fortune, but there are far better ways than this stupid idea. Criminals should be ‘banged up’ and anything less is just not good enough.

Even Women Prisoners Get To Improve Their Snooker Skills

If he really needs to cut expenses, take away all the TV’s, pool tables, gym machines and other luxuries that prisoners enjoy daily. Things which law-abiding people cannot afford! The cost of all these items comes from his Justice Department budget, and consequently the tax payer. That’s how you save money Ken!!!!

It is time all these superfluous things were taken away and the prisons turned back into places of punishment, not 5 Star hotels. Criminals in British prisons consider our penal system a joke, and that is why they turn to a life of crime, and why they re-offend as soon as they are released, sometimes within days for cryin’ out loud!

After A Hard Day Playing Snooker

Our Ken is so out of touch, he is even giving them a day off to look for a job; “Where convicts are unemployed, they will be forced to work a minimum of 28 hours over four days, with the fifth day spent looking for a job”. At least they will have time enough for a drink with their mates, or perhaps commit another crime!!!!

For the last thirty years, the public have been begging each successive government to ‘get tough on crime’, and sure enough, during each election all parties swear they will be.

Labour went the other way during their last term in office. Under them, less than half of all community orders were completed, and one in ten was cut short because the person doing it reoffended before completing  it. Criminals placed on community orders in 2008 committed almost a quarter of a million offences in the following 12 months. Of these, 1,500 were serious crimes such as murder and rape.

Although we have had promises (as usual) from the Conservatives and Liberals, what they are proposing still isn’t enough!

How Our Cells Are....

It is time Britain had its own Bill of Rights (even though we have the Magna Carta), and all these ‘Human Rights’ nutters should be told to go jump off the nearest cliff.

You cannot turn people away from a life of crime by being soft, and hoping they will change their ways. In our society, criminals, and especially young ones, see crime as the ‘way to go’. If caught they have little to fear, as is proven time and again by the fact many re-offend even while on bail for the first offence.

....And How They Should Be!

The youth of today are feared by much of the population, and they revel in it. It gives many a ‘buzz’ to see honest citizens cross the road rather than share a pavement with them. They are drunk with their own perceived ‘power’ and exercise it at will. They have no fear of going to prison, because it will at least give them chance to play a few rounds of snooker!

People have been complaining about the ‘harsh’ sentences handed out following the recent riots, but folks, that’s what you have been asking for all these years. Finally you get a government that is fulfilling your wishes, and you still complain!!!!!!

You Want To Give HIM A Slap-on-the -Wrist?

Stop whining and support those of our politicians who are willing to give out harsh sentences. Only by insisting the law return to complete impartiality can we hope for a return to any form of normalcy. Breaking the law is breaking the law, no matter how trivial the offence may seem!  

Campaign, or start a petition to get rid of all the luxuries prisoners enjoy on a daily basis, and insist our prisons return to what they once were; A place of punishment. Only by putting the fear of God into criminals will we ever persuade them to change their ways!

Roy.

The Asylum Pantomime!

Posted in Afghanistan, Arab, Benefits, Britain, Budget Cuts, Conservative Party, England, Europe, Extradition, Government Spending, Human Rights, Immigration, Justice, Liberal Party, MP's, UK with tags , , , on 24/08/2011 by floroy1942

Unless you have locked yourself away in the attic for the past three years, it will not have escaped your notice that Britain is in debt up to its eyeballs. Naturally, the government is looking for ways to slash expenditure in order to balance the books.

Waiting For Handouts?

But instead of cutting police numbers, and reducing our armed forces to the extent they are unable to defend our island, more savings need to be made in immigration. 

In particular, those coming into our country in droves to live off the fat of the land, i.e. the tax payer. ‘You don’t have a job to go to – Bye Bye!’ It is time we lived by the strict international rule that those seeking asylum must do it in the nearest country. Britain is a long way from Somalia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Tunisia etc. etc. but they still end up here – Why?

United Kingdom Immigration

It is no big surprise that Britain is the number one destination for all those people from poorer countries who are looking for a better life. I don’t blame them, for who doesn’t have the right to improve their living standards! The problem is, Britain became a ‘give-away’ society fostered by the Blair/Brown duo, and everyone in the world knows that if you want easy money Britain is the place to be.

Our current government is still living with the mess left behind by the previous Labour government,  and it will take a long time to sort it out. As I read comments on news items, I find, not surprisingly, that many people mistakenly blame the present government for our troubles. Oh what short memories some people have!!!!

Immigration Costs To The Tax Payer

David Cameron and his buddies are trying to sort out the mess, and have, according to reports, already made some inroads into sorting out this mega-problem. According to Damian Green the Immigration Minister, the government have reduced the cost of immigration by £100million and it is still falling. He said: “Since taking office, we have nearly doubled the proportion of asylum seekers removed within one year of their application, and around 60% of applicants now receive a decision within one month.”

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) is in such turmoil, trying to sort out legitimate cases, asylum cases, illegals and students over-staying their visas, that it’s almost impossible. The reason being, the numbers involved and the huge size of the problem. For them, its like bailing like hell with an egg cup as massive waves break upon the ship, and its no wonder the ship is sinking!

UK Border Agency catch an Indian visa racketeer:

http://youtu.be/B7YIYApfDpc

Misguided Brits!

Figures provided by Migration Watch state that in the years between 1997 and 2010, analysis of 660,000 cases brought before them showed 243,000 people remained legally, and 266,000  remained in the country illegally. Part of the problem is that those who are refused entry can spend years on appeal, and many ‘just disappear’. A total of 151,540 were given their marching orders, while 8,615 were later found to have left the country of their own accord. Of those that abscond, most remain untraceable.

The well-tested ‘Human Rights’ card, (i.e. Article 8 of the charter – The Right to Family Life), is often played by people who have only a distant relative in this country. Also we have the plea ‘I’ll be tortured if I return to my homeland”!!!!! It was this rule that allowed many convicted killers and torturers to stay in Britain (See Previous posts). Sadly, Many unscrupoulus UK lawyer firms have jumped onto this ‘money train’ as a way of getting rich. Shame on them!

Employment Levels For Foreign/UK Born

It is said that the immigration problem is costing us £2million a day, and has done since Labour opened the gates.

If a migrant’s application is refused, he/she should be on the next flight or boat. All this crap about appeal after appeal, and living off the tax payer for years while awaiting the outcome, should be scrapped. It is time to get tough, and shut the doors firmly to all those who come here for the easy life.

UK Border Agency in action – Pakistani refused entry:

http://youtu.be/ljW-lCA–8U

Why should the British tax payer support these individuals, providing them with housing and spending money, while their endless appeals are heard so they can eventually stay here and live off benefits? It doesn’t make sense, but to sort out the mess would take an army of civil servants, something we do not have, and more importantly, cannot afford.

Roy.

 

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