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Corbyn – What A Clown!

Posted in America, Britain, David Cameron, England, European Union, Government, News, Politics, UK, USA with tags , , , , on 14/04/2016 by floroy1942
Corbyn Calls For The U.K. To Stay In The E.U.

Corbyn Calls For The U.K. To Stay In The E.U.

Jeremy Corbyn has just given his first official speech on the Brexit motion put before the U.K. public by David Cameron, and you have to admit that the man is a hypocrite. Why do I say this?

Well, he spouted that Britain should stay in the Union and not leave because to stay in is the best way to protect workers rights. He then went on and criticised the Union by saying: “Over the years, I and many others have been very critical of many decisions taken by the EU and I remain very critical of its shortcomings; from its lack of democratic accountability to the institutional pressures to deregulate or privatize public services, so Europe needs to change. But that change can only come from working within the European Union to achieve it.”

Perhaps This Is Closer To The Truth

Someone’s Idea Of Corbyn. You Have To Laugh!

For years he has been known as a staunch Eurosceptic but now suddenly he seems to have done a complete ‘about face’! In 1975 he voted against joining the European Economic Community (the EU’s forerunner). He also voted against the Maastricht Treaty (creating the EU), and not only that, he voted against the Lisbon Treaty (amending previous treaties forming the basis of the union).

So how can people believe a word this man says if he changes his mind every time he changes his underwear! The mind boggles!

It is true that Cameron’s popularity has dropped due to the ‘tax scandal’ which is not really a scandal at all because he did nothing wrong. But he is still getting condemnation from various quarters which is not right. But surely, if someone had to choose between Cameron and Corbyn any sensible person would stand behind Cameron, for Corbyn is a buffoon and should not even be an M.P., let alone leader of the Labour Party!

How this man ever got into the position he is in I really cannot fathom, but it does show how ridiculous, or perhaps desperate the Labour Party is at this moment. Mind you, after the vicious damage Tony Blair and Gordon Brown did to this country I can well understand their situation, for they still have not recovered and hopefully it will take some time before they do.

There can be little doubt that to vote in this clown will spell the total demise of the country and we might as well let the Muslims take over and call the country Britanistan!

Roy.

The Cameron ‘Tax Scandal’

Posted in America, Britain, David Cameron, England, European Union, Germany, News, Politics, UK, USA with tags , , , , on 09/04/2016 by floroy1942

Typical Press - Inaccurate Information

Many people in Britain are incensed about the Cameron ‘tax avoidance’ scandal and demand that he resign as Prime Minister, but is this right? From all the news bulletins I have seen it is clear that he has done nothing wrong. People have accused him of hiding money or making large profits from offshore accounts, but this just isn’t so from what I have seen.

From reports it would seem that he made a measly £30,000 profit when he sold his interests in his father’s money, which let’s face it, is nothing! Also he paid all the relevant taxes on that money, and it was all done before he became Prime Minister. So what is the big deal!!!

While other people are making millions from offshore accounts he made a paltry £30,000 which is less than the average living wage in the U.K. today.

When confronted by the Press he said that while Prime Minister he had not made any profits or been involved in hiding money away from the tax man which is correct. He later went on to admit that his father did have money in offshore accounts but these were nothing to do with him, which is correct.

A few days later he admitted selling off his share of his father’s money for the aforesaid £30,000 before he became Prime Minister. I do not see anything wrong with this, but still there are people out baying for his blood!

I am well aware that he is not the perfect man for the job, but then who is? Corbyn???????

If that man ever got to be Prime Minister it would signal the end of our once great country, for he would finish off what the traitor Tony Blair started. In my view, apart from Blair, he is the worst Labour leader we have ever had to put up with. But all that is another story.

David Cameron does not deserve all the dirt that is being thrown at him, for in my view he has acted honestly over the tax evasion news. What he did before he became Prime Minister is irrelevant so long as he has done his job properly, and in the interests of the people.

Concerning the In/Out Referendum, which other European nation has put such a vote to the people? Not One!

He could have ignored the entire episode and refused to listen to the calls for us to leave the Union, but he didn’t. He decided to take a bold step in the interests of the people. I don’t see the likes of Angela Merkel or Francois Hollande giving the ordinary people a vote on whether to stay in the Union or not – Do you?

This of course may happen if the British people vote to leave, for there is also a lot of discontent within these countries and many others at the way Brussels is continually trying to take over the governance of all E.U. countries. It is clear their aim is a United States of Europe  where they govern everybody.

Cameron has at least openly given us a chance to get out from under the crushing hypocrisy of those idiots in Brussels.

It is time we went back to running our own country as we see fit, and not having to accept the dictates from Brussels.

So far as the whole tax avoidance scandal is concerned, we need an international effort to ensure that these offshore tax havens are made to publish the details of all accounts they hold so that these multi-billionaires can be forced to pay the taxes they owe. If such a thing happens it would solve the economic problems of many countries around the world.

Roy.

An Open Letter To David Cameron and Ed Milliband

Posted in America, Britain, Conservative Party, David Cameron, Equality, European Union, Immigration, News, Politics, Religion with tags , , , , on 28/02/2015 by floroy1942

This letter came my way through the e-mail and it expresses just about every sentiment of the unrest that is gripping the British people. There is a huge amount of resentment in Britain concerning these issues, but sadly, Tony Blair’s Anti-Racist Laws effectively silenced any possibility the people have of voicing their opinions.  In my view, this piece describes perfectly what is wrong with Britain today and should be spread far and wide.

You BOTH worry me, in fact, both of your political parties worry me.

Over the last three years, you both have been turning this country into a place that I no longer feel at home in, or feel part of. I watch you in Parliament, sneering at each other, and acting like children!!! (and if you were my children, I would be ashamed of you).

Years ago, aged 15 at grammar school, we had similar “Yah-Boo” debates in the Fourth Form. We quickly grew out of it when we realised that the real world was different. When will you two do the same? What an example you set the viewing millions.

Although you would like us all to believe that you are putting the needs of this country first, everyone knows that NEITHER of you are doing that. You are more interested in scoring points off each other. Do you somehow think that will impress people and get you votes next year? WRONG.

What is achieved by all those shenanigans in Parliament, is denigrating our once-great nation in the eyes of the world. You would NEVER see the German politicians doing that. They have recovered so wonderfully from WW2 by hard work and IMAGE – being careful never to run down their own country in public.

Your Parliamentary debates seem to be all about YOU as individuals, and not about what you are doing for this country. You are not listening to the people you are paid to govern. I am seeing the deterioration of living standards, but according to you, playing with statistics, we are doing better than most countries, yet the gap is widening between the “haves” and the “have-nots”.

I see our hospitals under-staffed, yet I see multi-millions of pounds being sent in aid to other countries, before attending to this country’s needs! Are you quite sure that our precious aid-money is applied to where it is needed, and not funnelled off to ‘despots’ bank accounts in New York and Zürich? 

I see the selling off of water rights to foreign interests. WHY…? You go to great lengths to tell us that water is a finite resource & supposedly, we must ALL be careful with how we use it.

The Carbon Tax, (which we all KNOW is just another tax) will make NO difference, to carbon emissions at all. It is a tax, which in spite of all your arguments FOR it, you are doing alone, because other major countries DO NOT BELIEVE in it.

Let’s talk about Multiculturalism. People have come here from other countries for a better life for more years than I have been alive. Pre & post-war immigrants came for a better life, settled in and became wonderful contributors to this country. They have contributed to the rich diversity of Britain and many have fought FOR this country. They were glad to become U.K.Citizens and they had NO hand-outs ….they worked hard for everything.

I have never before had a problem with immigrants coming here. However, I DO NOW.

Please tell me why we have areas in towns all over the country, where police WILL NOT GO for fear of their life? Please tell me why we can no longer have religion in schools for fear of “OFFENDING” someone? Please tell me why Christmas celebration is no longer allowed in some schools for fear of OFFENDING someone? Please tell me HOW Christmas decorations in stores might OFFEND someone? Please tell me why we MUST have segregated days in public swimming pools for fear of “OFFENDING” someone? Please tell me why we allow RADICAL Muslim clerics to demand Sharia Law when our religions would never be allowed in THEIR country? 
Please tell me why our laws need to be changed, so as not to OFFEND someone?

Please tell me why we true-Brits are fast becoming a MINORITY voice, in our own country, because of POLITICAL CORRECTNESS? Please tell me WHY Brits must not wear a bike helmet going into a bank and yet it is OK to wear a Burka, covering the whole of the face?

And please tell me WHY, when those people who want asylum here, they can wreck our detention centres and STILL be allowed to stay?

What does that say about just who and what are this government’s priorities? Every British person that I speak to has genuine concerns about becoming a second-class minority in our own country, for the above reasons. Are you so blind that you cannot see this?

And no, I am NOT racist. If I did not like Catholics or Protestants, would I be considered racist? Of course not. We are fighting extremist Muslims in Afghanistan and elsewhere, are we not? I hear you say, “yes but the Muslims we have here are not like that.” Well how do you know? Do we see or hear ANY of them speaking AGAINST extremists on TV or radio? I haven’t. Islam is not compatible with ANY of the values that we hold here in Britain. Are not the experiences of France and the Netherlands examples of that? Why do you think it would be any different here?

We even have a British born “radical,” who states that Britain WILL become a Muslim country, under Sharia Law, & that we had “better get used to it “. Will both of you grow up and start sticking up for this country and its people? We are the people who put you where you are and PAY you to look after our interests. You are NOT doing that, by any stretch of the imagination. I would appreciate an answer, if only to convince me that once again I am not talking to a brick wall.

Many European countries are suffering under the strain of too many immigrants and it is clear that before long the problem will explode onto the streets. I am not advocating open rebellion or attacks on immigrants in any way with this post, that has never be my intention, but as Europeans we have to make our politicians aware of what they are doing to the livelihood of  the citizens in their care.

It is time they started paying more attention to the welfare of their own people instead of bending over backwards to cater for people who’s one aim is to turn Europe into a Muslim State. I believe the more people who read this message, the more chance there is that our politicians will take notice. For this reason it would be in everyone’s interest if people re-blogged this post on their own site. Thank You.

Finally, my heartfelt thanks to the anonymous writer of this letter to our politicians.

Roy.

Blair Still Flies In The Face Of Public Opinion

Posted in Britain, Budget Cuts, Conservative Party, England, European Union, Human Rights, Immigration, News, Politics, UK with tags , , , , on 02/11/2014 by floroy1942

Endangered SpeciesIt seems that some people never learn, and more to the point, never will. Tony Blair is one such individual, for despite overwhelming public opinion he still thinks immigration is good for the country. Last week during a conversation with Ed Miliband he said that the Labour Leader should not “chase UKIP supporters”, and insisted that curbing immigration would be “a disaster for Britain”. It seems this man will not be satisfied until immigrants have taken over the whole country and the British are wiped from the face of the earth and the country becomes ‘Britainistan’.

Blair / Miliband

Tony Blair Advises Ed Miliband

What surprises me is that after all the damage he did to this country when Prime Minister, there are still many who would put their faith in him, and the Labour Party, to run the country again.

EU Immigration Figures

EU Immigration Figures

Key Findings

Blair At Odds With Public Opinion

During an interview with Progress Magazine Blair said: “Let’s be clear: We don’t think that UKIP’s right, not on immigration and not on Europe – so the first thing you’ve got to be really careful of doing is … saying things that suggest that they’re kind of justified in their policy because what you’re actually going to do is validate their argument when in fact you don’t believe in it. Stopping immigration would be a disaster for this country and Labour must not end up chasing after the policies of a party like UKIP, who you don’t agree with, whose policies would take this country backwards economically, politically, in every conceivable way, and who, ultimately, at the heart of what they do, have a rather nasty core of prejudice that none of us believe in, which you’ve actually got to take on and fight. So the way to deal with this is to deal with it by what you believe”.

So you can see that Blair still believes in allowing millions of immigrants into the country from all across the world, and I suppose he will continue until there is standing room only. Mind you, by the time it gets that far he will have emigrated to some cosy foreign land.

Benefits Comparison - You See Why They All Want Come Here!

Benefits Comparison – You See Why They All Want To Come Here!

He seems totally uncaring of the fact that his ‘Multi-Cultural Britain’ plan has destroyed the fabric of the nation, made millions unemployed, and brought the NHS and Benefits System to their knees. The sad thing is he would like to see it continue with Labour in power once again. But what is more disturbing is that there are people out there who will still vote Labour at the next election!

But that is not all, for he believes that we should stay in the E.U. This is certainly a vexing question, because there are arguments both for and against. It would be perfectly acceptable for the U.K. to stay in the Union provided we can be released from the Directives on Human Rights, Immigration and Justice.

HeadlineThe Human Rights Laws have made a mockery of our Justice system with immigrants and criminals taking advantage of these directives to escape deportation and justice. The laws governing immigration have meant the country being flooded with E.U. migrants coming here looking for work, and in some cases for the free handouts so readily given out by the Blair regime. The E.U. has also meddled in our Justice System to the extent where judges cannot hand out proper sentences to killers and rapists, many who get off with the proverbial ‘slap on the wrist’. Also, we cannot deport immigrant criminals.

Comments Summerized

Comments Summarized

I often read the comments people post on news articles on the BBC, Yahoo etc. and it is clear that the real British public want immigration to stop because there are just too many people on this island after the Blair years, and yet he wants to keep it going!

Tony Blair still exerts influence within the Labour Party and one thing you can be sure off is that mass immigration will continue on and on if Labour win the next election. Many dominant Labour figures have already come out and said publicly that we need more immigration, so you cannot say you have not been warned.

May our once great nation, somehow, rise again.

Roy.

Blair’s Education Legacy Just Got Comical

Posted in Britain, Children, England, English Schools, Insanity, News, Parenting, Primary Education, Teens, UK with tags , , , , on 14/07/2014 by floroy1942
Yes We Know!  Education, Education, Education!

Yes We Know!
Education, Education, Education!

Ever since Tony Blair uttered the words “Education, Education, Education” and then proceeded to ‘dumb-down’ exam pass levels to make his League Tables look good, intelligent people have been waiting for the fallout. Well now sadly it’s here, and hilarious.

The Voice Of Business

The Voice Of Business

Today, employers are saying that our school leavers are unemployable because of their low education standards and are looking to immigrants to fill jobs requiring a reasonable standard. It is well known that many of today’s youth cannot read or write properly once they leave school, and of course teachers themselves have come under fire for failing children with their poor performance.

Well, I came across some snippets that just about put all this in perspective. Times Higher Education Magazine pointed out some of the amazing bloopers made by college students during exams. A lecturer from the University of Ulster sent in this answer from a student on the Earth’s ozone layer, and I quote: “the hole in the ozone layer was caused by assholes“. As the lecturer pointed out, he may have meant aerosols!

Another student answered a question on vehicle emissions by saying:  “in future all cars [will] be fitted with Catholic converters“.

A senior lecturer in psychology at Canterbury Christ Church University got this reply to a question in an exam: “Octopuses are intelligent because they have been found to be able to predict the winners of football matches during the World Cup.” This is a reference to Paul the Octopus who ‘predicted’ winners during the 2010 World Cup.

Even on the subject of the Second World War some youngsters get a bit tied up. One wrote in a history exam at the University of Hertfordshire: “Hitler’s role in the Second World War is often overlooked.

All of the above are from university students, but at the other end of the education scale things are not much better. Here are some examples from the lower end of education since Tony’s interference.

 

Hmm! I’ll have to think about that!

Maths

I thought all angels were cute!

Geography

So that’s where lap dancers come from!

Geography

The doctor has a cure for that!

History

So that’s why the Earth has no balls!

History 2

I hope she tasted good!

Science

They would be handy around the house if they could get through the door.

Religious Studies

Must be due to poor building techniques!

I am sure there are more humorous examples out there somewhere, but you have to admit. these are hilarious.

Considering that the first selection came from University students, it makes you wonder at the effectiveness of our education system.

We used to have a system that was the envy of the world, but sadly, after Tony Blair’s tinkering, and the loss of knowledgeable and effective teachers, it seems we have lost our way.

As you may expect, the ones that will suffer the most are the current generation of our youth, and their children. Many could well be doomed to low paid menial work because they do not have the knowledge or skills to get higher. Thanks Tony!

A sad indication of our times.

Roy.

 

 

 

The Creeping Menace In Our Schools

Posted in Britain, Children, England, English Schools, Immigrants, Muslim, News, Parenting, Primary Schools, UK with tags , , , on 18/10/2013 by floroy1942

Just about everyone knows about the shameful state of our education system caused by the lowering of standards by the previous Labour government in order to impress with high exam pass rates, but now a new problem has become evident that could destroy whatever chance our young children have of gaining a good education. It has been highlighted in the press recently that there are at least 240 schools in England where English is not the number one language, and I have to ask several questions about this fact.

First of all, how can it be that any English school must have a number of dual language teachers on the staff? What effect is this having on English children at such a school? Are the learning capabilities of English children, who are a distinct minority, being sacrificed in the name of catering to ethnic minorities? Why are immigrant children even allowed in English schools if they cannot speak the language? We will take these one by one.

Sacred Heart Primary School in Tipton

Sacred Heart Primary School in Tipton

Sky News went to the Sacred Heart Primary School in Tipton to find out what the situation is. In the school a scant 5% are English, with the rest coming mainly from Bangladesh and Pakistan backgrounds. While most of the immigrant children do speak passable English and integrate well, there are still those who have not yet mastered the language and require help from bilingual staff. While every effort is made to teach the young children English, it is in my view not enough. I believe that English children will be held back by the teacher constantly having to explain in detail to immigrant children certain points they do not understand because of the language barrier. Where this is common-place, children with English as their first language will be sat twiddling their thumbs while all this takes place and it will put them at a distinct disadvantage. The ethnic mix within the school means there are children who speak Urdu, Bengali, Punjabi, French, Polish and Tamil as well as English. When the English children make up only 5% you can see for yourself where this is going.

Computers In The Classroom

Computers In The Classroom A Good Idea? I Think Not

I reported some time ago about a school that spent a huge amount of their budget on purchasing translator software for classroom computers to help immigrant children understand the lessons. Sorry, but to me they should be taught English first, before they start school not using such software to talk to their teacher and vice versa.

It is a fact that children learn languages very fast, and that is a good thing, but for any child to fully understand everything they are taught they need to be not only fluent, but also grasp what is said. It is a sad fact that many immigrant families take little or no action to ensure their offspring learn the language of the country they are living in. The main concentration is always for their mother tongue, mainly because the parents are not interested in learning the language of their adopted country. It is also a fact that many of the immigrant families, in particular the Muslims, have no wish whatsoever to integrate fully into our society. They want the perks that we offer them, but otherwise they ignore us.

Typical Multi-Racial Class At Sacred Heart

Typical Multi-Racial Class At Sacred Heart

The majority move into areas like Tower Hamlets, Leeds or Bradford, where whole sections of the community have been taken over by their fellow countrymen and they treat the place like an extension of their own country. When everyone around you is either from Pakistan or Iraq there is no incentive to learn the English language or customs, The area becomes an extension of your homeland. This is passed on to their children, and hence the problems when it is time for them to attend school. But more the pity that the education of the minority English children has to suffer while they catch up.

While the head teacher, Melanie Gee says that all lessons are given in English, however, Helen Pflaumer, the Ethnic Minority Achievement Leader (my goodness – what a silly title. Why do we need these people?) at Sacred Heart, said they encourage the children to interact with staff in English the majority of the time but “There may be an occasion where if they want to discuss something in more depth we can say use your home language if that’s going to be easier for you”. Fine, but what are the English pupils doing during this explanation? Answer:- Twiddling their thumbs because the lesson has to stop for them. OK, I admit I may be wrong, but to me this is dragging back English pupils who cannot get the benefit of proper flowing lessons because of the foreign language interruptions.

International Opinion

International Opinion

In my opinion, no immigrant child should be allowed into an English school unless they have an acceptable skill level in our language. They live in England for crying out loud, and should adhere to our way of life in these matters. It should not be up to the host nation to bend the rules to cater for these people, they moved here of their own free will, grabbed our handouts with both hands and were given a home to live in, so they need to comply with our rules and ensure they integrate properly.

When I lived in Holland, immigrants were offered free courses in the Dutch language by the government which lasted for about three months. They were sufficient to give pupils a thorough grounding in the language so they could communicate easily. Perhaps it is time for the British government to do the same. In my view, anyone wishing to come here should receive this course in English and take an exam at the end, and if they have not mastered the language sufficiently, should be sent back where they came from until they have an acceptable standard.

Immigrants must be told quite clearly that Britain is not a give-away state and they will not be allowed to enter unless they have a job. No unemployment benefit, no children’s allowance or health care until they have paid into the system for a minimum of two years. It must be made clear from the start that apart from their wife and children, Britain will not allow any further members of their family into the country except for a short visit. I for one am tired of us allowing in one man, who is then followed by his wife, children, parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts, nephews and nieces. This abuse of the system has to be stopped stone cold dead, and very soon.

The Labour Cabinet That Destroyed Britain

The Labour Cabinet That Destroyed Britain

If we go back to the root of this problem we find that the great architect of this grand ‘Multi-Cultural Britain’ was, as everyone knows, the previous Labour government who sold the entire country down the river. We have all seen the effects on the NHS, housing, jobs etc., but this current problem with children’s education is just the beginning of the aftermath, and a direct legacy of that government’s policies. Once these young children get into the next grade of schools we can only hope that their English language skills have improved enough so as not to drag their fellow English students down as they do now.

“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.

Margaret Thatcher – Saint or Devil!

Posted in America, Britain, Conservative Party, England, English Schools, Government, Immigration, UK, USA with tags , , , , on 09/04/2013 by floroy1942
The 'Iron Lady'

The ‘Iron Lady’

There can be little doubt that the death of Margaret Thatcher has raised many feelings in Britain. Seldom in British politics has the death of a politician caused such diverse emotions among the population, for many have mourned her passing while others have celebrated it. Reading news items on the subject, and especially distasteful readers comments that have been posted on them, I am appalled at the callousness of people who have not taken the trouble to find out the facts of the ‘Iron Lady’s reign.

Scargill - Miners Leader

Scargill – Miners Leader

One of the biggest things she is accused of is destroying the mining industry in Britain. This is simply not true! The person behind the demise of this industry is none other than Arthur Scargill, who alone bears responsibility. What many people seem to forget, or do not know, is that he was a communist.  He joined the Young Communist League and became its Yorkshire District Chair in 1956 and went on later in the year to be a member of its National Executive Committee. He rose rapidly in the National Union of Miners (NUM), and when Margaret Thatcher ordered the closure of 20 loss-making mines, organized several strikes from 1972, culminating in the great strike of 1982-1983 which caused a split in the Union. He is guilty of holding the entire country to ransom at a time when union demands were growing ever bolder, and Margaret Thatcher would not give in. It was said at the time, that he refused to allow a ballot of members on whether to strike or not. After this year-long strike he was elected life-time president of the NUM in suspicious circumstances.

Along with Tony Benn of the Labour Party he campaigned hard for the release of two killers from jail, Russel Shankland and Dean Hancock who had been found guilty in a court of law of the murder of a taxi driver when they threw a concrete block off a bridge onto his taxi. Their campaign was successful, for the killers had their sentences reduced from life to eight years in 1985, and they were eventually released from prison in November 1989.

Ever since he was forced to step down from the Presidency, and membership of the Union in 2010, it became clear he is a true Communist sympathizer, and has gone on record as a supporter of Joseph Stalin, saying that the “ideas of Marx, Engels, Lenin and Stalin” explain the “real world”.

Barbican – Scargill’s Apartment for £34,000 A Year From NUM Funds

Another scandal hit Scargill in January 2012 when he insisted the Union pay his car expenses of £13,000, which he won in court. At the time the NUM General Secretary Chris Kitchen said, “I honestly do believe that Arthur, in his own world, believes that the NUM is here to afford him the lifestyle that he’s become accustomed to.” Later, in December of the same year, he lost a court action against the Union in which he demanded they continue to pay the rent for his apartment in Barbican, London. After this decision Chris Kitchen said,  “I would say it’s time to walk away, Mr Scargill. You’ve been found out. The NUM is not your personal bank account and never will be again.” On Scargill’s instructions The NUM had been paying his rent of £34,000 annually for years.

This is just a taste of the man who many people quote as the hero of the mining industry of Great Britain who managed to shift the blame firmly onto Margaret Thatcher for the demise of the mining industry. The fact that he was a self-confessed communist and agitator, and held the entire country to ransom for a whole year is not worthy of note in the eyes of those who ‘celebrate’ Margaret Thatcher’s death.

During her term as Prime Minister she upheld the principle of limited immigration, unlike Tony Blair of the Labour Party, who blatantly used mass immigration and extravagant Social Security payments as a means of gaining votes.

R.I.P

R.I.P

In the early eighties she reduced taxation to get the economy moving after a period of decline and by reducing government expenditure in education. Cabinet papers of the time reveal that Thatcher actually opposed the policy but was forced into it by the Treasury. Thatcher wrote in her autobiography: “I learned a valuable lesson [from the experience]. I had incurred the maximum of political odium for the minimum of political benefit.” It remains popular belief that Thatcher abolished free school milk for all ages. In fact milk for secondary school pupils was abolished by Edward Short, her predecessor as Education Secretary, whilst free milk for infants was abolished by Shirley Williams.

By 1983 overall economic growth was stronger and inflation and mortgage rates were at their lowest levels since 1970, but she does not get credit for that in some peoples eyes! She oversaw the privatization of several industries in Britain including gas, water and electricity with the intention of providing more competition. There is nothing wrong with that! In fact, regulation was significantly expanded to compensate for the loss of direct government control, and with the setting up of regulatory bodies like Ofgas, Oftel and the National Rivers Authority, until in most cases privatization benefited consumers in terms of lower prices and improved efficiency, but admittedly, the results overall were “mixed”. As Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher consistently opposed the idea of privatizing British Rail, which was eventually done by John Major when he became Prime Minister and look at the mess it’s in today.

With regard to Northern Ireland and the IRA hunger strikers, I believe she was right in preventing those terrorists gaining status as political prisoners. They were not political prisoners, they were terrorists and killers plain and simple.

Falklands

Falklands

Her biggest triumph was the Falklands war, in which British forces took back the islands after the Argentinian invasion of 1982. Her close friendship with the then President of the USA, Ronald Reagan, opened up the possibility for us to strike back through use of the American controlled facilities at Ascension Islands, for refueling both air and sea forces.  Since the Second World War, few Prime Ministers in this country would have had the balls to stand up to such blatant aggression. With most it would have been no more than bleat! bleat! bleat! and endless complaining at the UN, but the Falkland islanders would be Argentinian today. Margaret Thatcher took the bull by the horns and let the world know in no uncertain terms that Britain would not be trifled with. Yet many today even castigate her memory for that!

To all those who are celebrating her death I have but one thing to say, before you blame the “Iron Lady” for every ill that has befallen you, first find out the facts, and then look to yourself and ask the question, In the same circumstances could I have done any better!!!!!!  

Roy.

Finally The UK Government Gets On The Right Track

Posted in Benefits, Britain, Conservative Party, David Cameron, England, Europe, Immigration, UK with tags , , , , , on 25/03/2013 by floroy1942

David Cameron has at last set out a whole raft of measures to combat the criminal misuse of public money in supporting immigrants who take advantage of Britain’s benefits system. The previous Labour government opened up the gates, and allowed a flood of individuals from foreign parts to come to Britain and live off the tax payer. Now finally, measures have been proposed to ‘stem the flood’. And about time too!

The Prime Minister proposes curbs on social housing, welfare, and health tourism among others, which will make it difficult for anyone to take advantage of the system. I hope he gets it right.

In what other country do you receive child benefits for children still living in your homeland? In what other country can you have more right to social housing over inhabitants from that country? In what other country can you get treatment for illnesses for free? The answer is none!

But such was the policy of Tony Blair and his band of crooks who initiated this policy in Britain. It is scandalous to say the least. That the British people should be robbed of housing, made to pay benefits for individuals living outside the country, and cough up for any individual from a foreign country who needs medical treatment is the most outrageous thing I have ever heard.

There are of course many more areas that are under scrutiny by the present government, and I for one hope they will push it all through as quickly as possible, for it is time to stop the rot and let common sense take over before the country, and more important, the people, are bled dry!

There is concern over what the European Union will say of these measures, but considering we have the most comprehensive system in the whole of Europe, and none of the other nations give away money to foreigners like we do, if they object, I would simply tell them to take their objections and shove ’em where the sun don’t shine!

Roy.

Why Does Britain Give So Many Handouts To Immigrants?

Posted in Britain, England, Government Spending, Immigrants, UK with tags , , on 21/01/2012 by floroy1942

As everyone knows, money is tight, and yet the British government gives it away to far too many people who step foot on our shores. A government report out yesterday estimates the proportion of foreign-born people who are claiming working-age benefits in the UK, and the results are quite surprising.

It states that in February 2011, some 5.5m people in the UK were receiving working-age benefits which is far too many, but of this total some 371,000 (6.4%) were foreign nationals. From the report it would appear that some 17% of all British nationals are receiving these benefit payments, while around 7% were not nationals.

Long Lines At Immigration

The report lists working-age benefits to include  income support, job seeker’s allowance, carer’s allowance and disability living allowance.

The despicable thing about the whole business is that many, although not all, are entitled to these benefits from the moment they land in the UK. We should erect huge billboards all across the world saying: “Come to Britain and live for free!”

We are not only talking about European countries, but anywhere in the world. Its no wonder the country is undergoing such economic chaos when we are giving away handfuls of money to what is being termed ‘Benefit Tourists’.

Britain should be like other countries in Europe and the west and not allow any payments to those who arrive on our shores lining up for free handouts. In most other countries like Germany you have to be in the country for a certain period before you are even eligible. If people cannot support themselves when they arrive they should be shown the nearest departure gate at the airport. There are many who turn up at the airport with nothing more than the clothes on their backs and expect the British tax payer to provide everything. In today’s economic climate this is no longer acceptable.

Long Lines At The Benefits Office

Before the short-sighted individuals among us start blaming the government, they should remember this is a Labour legacy that the current coalition is trying to end. Its no good blaming Cameron and his cronies for all this because they have been left a mess they are only now beginning to understand as the facts come out.

The report has been cited as misleading by some, but no-one can deny that immigrants who arrive here are being given far too much when they have not had the chance to earn it. Most British nationals have at least paid into the system at some time and should be looked after first, but why an immigrant should be given the same rights before they have paid anything into the system is beyond me.

Cameron and Co have promised to reduce the annual immigration figures to less than 100,000 by the end of this parliament and I wish them luck. As a first step they should stop all these payments to ‘economic tourists’.

This Duo Did More Damage To Britain Than Hitler

Many blame the banking crisis for the state of the economy, but in truth we should look more at the shenanigans of that idiot Blair and his cohort Brown who launched the ‘Multi-Cultural’ Britain fiasco and started giving away billions of pounds a year to every immigrant who turned up on the doorstep looking for a hand-out.

The really sad thing is, many of the electorate are so utterly blind (or just plain stupid) they blame the present government for our current troubles and have conveniently forgotten who created this mess in the first place.

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.

Illiteracy And The Internet

Posted in Benefits, Britain, Children, England, English Schools, Government, Immigration, Insanity, MP's, Primary Education, Primary Schools, Teens, UK with tags , , , , , , , , on 14/07/2011 by floroy1942

For many years companies have complained about the poor levels of reading, writing, and numeracy among our young people seeking work. Most are nowadays considered totally unemployable for all but the most mundane of tasks.

Charles Duncombe

Now a major ‘online’ entrepreneur has added his ten cents worth, and I believe it hammers home the message. Mr. Charles Duncombe, who is director of Just Say Please Group, has come forward to say that the low levels of literacy in the UK are now hitting the web-based sales market to the tune of millions of pounds a year.

He said:”I know that industry bemoaning the education system is nothing new, but it is becoming more and more of a problem with more companies going online. This is because when you sell or communicate on the internet 99% of the time it is done by the written word.”

At Least Dorothy Perkins Hires Semi-Literates

According to him, the problem is bad spelling on websites that put off potential customers who may think the site is bogus or untrustworthy. When recruiting staff for his company he was “shocked at the poor quality of written english“.

Giving an example of the impact on internet sales, he had measured sales per visitor on his ‘tightsplease.co.uk’ site and found sales jumped significantly after a spelling mistake had been corrected. He said: “If you project this across the whole of internet retail then millions of pounds worth of business is probably being lost each week due to simple spelling mistakes,”

If You Don’t Know, There’s No Point In Telling You. Duh!

Mr. Duncombe was astounded at the poor levels of spelling and grammar from both school and university graduates. When writing a curriculum some even used ‘text speak’ (i.e. replacing the word ‘for’ with 4 for example). He went on to say that given a simple spelling test, most were hopelessly inadequate without access to a computer spellchecker.

Even our last Prime Minister was afflicted. Gordon Brown was a notoriously poor writer, due supposedly to his bad eyesight. In a letter to the family of a soldier killed in Afghanistan he made several mistakes which led to arguments over who should check his correspondence before it was sent.

The CBI’s head of education and skills, James Fothergill,  echoed Charles Duncombe’s statement by saying, ‘he was shocked at the number of companies who feel it necessary to give extra literacy classes to potential recruits just to get them up to the required level of competence. He said:  “Our recent research shows that 42% of employers are not satisfied with the basic reading and writing skills of school and college leavers and almost half have had to invest in remedial training to get their staff’s skills up-to-scratch”.

It looks very much like this will be the pattern in the future for UK companies, and it will not end until the education system is sorted out. It is not necessarily the fault of the youth themselves, for they have been let down badly by the education system as a whole, which has steadily declined in excellence since the 1950’s. Now, even the teachers could not pass an old-style exam for literacy and numeracy. It’s the blind leading the blind!

Says It All Really!

When you consider that over a hundred years ago this country began the Industrial Revolution, and fifty years ago we had the best scientists in the world, today’s picture is more than grim. Both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown have much to answer for, for there is little doubt they have destroyed the very foundations of our country (i.e our education system) by turning the majority of people into semi-literates with no prospect of decent employment.

The Dole Queue-The Future For Britain’s Dumb Youth

This is already starting to impact our Benefits System with an ever-increasing number of young people on the dole, and it will get worse until it becomes unsustainable.

From now on it looks like the United Kingdom will have to rely on immigrants for brains!

Roy.

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