There’s an old joke (almost as old as Compo). Computer salesmen don’t lie, they just don’t know what the truth is. Whilst it’s understandable that a new opposition leader may be a bit disorganised initially on taking office, there’s no excuse after more than a year and two party elections. The truth is that he is more interested in engaging in arcane political meetings about Peruvian transgender issues than what a government needs to be doing in the UK. His lieutenants are free to push their own favourite wacky policies even if they are totally inappropriate and contradictory. The joke actually applies to his whole team. They make Captain Mannering and his dad army brigade look like the height of organised efficiency and effectiveness.
It has been reported that Donny Trumph has agreed to compensate all the victims of the failed (bankrupted) property and casino scams, sorry schemes, from the millions he has made by allowing his name to be used to promote them.
Oh dear, awfully sorry, I have just been reliably informed he has absolutely no intention of throwing money away on a such bunch obviously so gullible loosers. Unless of course he can bully the Mexicans to do it on his behalf (providing they give him a cut as well).
Tony’s speaking tosh again, denigrating the UK population. Are they all thick as two short planks as Blair suggests? If a poor parrot could determine the reality from bullshit in the EU referendum, I am sure the vast majority of the population did.
Since leaving Parliament he has become a pompous prat, and a money grabbing pompous prat at that. Because he can con Foreigners into paying him ludicrous amounts to lecture and pontificate on matters of which he seems to have little ‘real life’ experience, he seems to think he has the God given right to lecture down to the UK populous.
He fails to understand that the one sure way to get the UK populous to do one thing, is to tell them they are pillocks for not doing the opposite. The more he exhibits the hubris of Brussels the more determined people will be to show up the paucity of his arguments. Never try and bully Fred Brit. Napoleon found that out, as did Hitler and the Argentinians over the Falklands; and many others in between. I’ve never been a Brexiteer, but the populous having decided I’m even more determined to ensure it works to the country’s benefit as I am sure most others will.
Britain (and most of the rest of Europe) has been coasting over the past two decades. Living off its market size, accumulated wealth and the backs of an urbanising rural population in China and the rest of Asia. Not surprisingly most gains in the standard of living has rightly been in Asia.
Time now to wake and get Brexit to force us to face up to the fact that the world does not owe us a living. We have an ageing population, we need to focus on providing innovative products, processes and productivity. To maintain and improve our standard of living, or even stop it sinking.
He may be in India but WWII comments sound more like something out of ‘ello ‘ello. He gets himself into as much trouble as René.
Scotland has the same population and the same number of MPs as the West Midlands, less than 10% of MPs and less than 10% of the population. Yet Sturgeon and the SNP keep mouthing off about what the government should do about Brexit like they should be the major the major determinant in government decisions.
They keep demanding a voice out of all proportion to their relevance, size, position and importance. Time to quietly ignore them. Better still reallocate the undeserved tax distribution bonus they get in the Barnet Formula, to the people who should get it, Wales.
Now he is available, we should appoint Bernie Eccleston our chief Brexit negotiator. For 40 years he has managed to get the disparate F1 teams around the table and forced them to agree terms that have turned an amateur, largely European sport into a worldwide mega money making event.
His success in managing the disparate, mercurial, highly self-oriented private companies and multinational motor conglomerates is amazing. Their only common objective seems to be to put one over on the other participants.
In fact, it is the ideal training for negotiating with the other 26 EU countries, the Commission and the EU parliament. Given that he always seems to come out of the endless squabbles the winner (both organisationally and monetarily), just proves his ability.
He may have just lost his job at the head of F1 but I cannot help but believe it is somehow in his favour and he is laughing all the way to the bank (in fact he does get another few million from the deal). As one team owner said, ‘When you shake hands on a deal with Bernie, always count your fingers afterwards.’
The EU Commission is a Civil Service tasked with ensuring that the collegiate decisions of the heads of the 27 States are implemented and observed. Unelected Commission President, Junk the drunk and his head of cabinet Selmayr want to grab power and turn it into an executive that controls the elected heads of the 27 nations. To them, the continued calls from ever closer union with every crisis are an unjustified attempt at an unelected power grab, a coup & ď état by any other name.
This year there will hopefully be a sea change in their fortunes. Brexit will start and France, Holland, Germany, Austria, Italy etc will all have national elections when there will be a substantial Eurosceptic vote, if not an outright victory. There will be enormous pressure to return powers to the nations.
The younger generation of politicians do not see a Union with ever closer ties as the only bulwark against European wars. The Euro has been a disaster and only propagated to try and ensure political union and the Commission’s dominance over national economies.
I believe that this is the year the nations will fight back.
If the recent stories of Trump’s behaviour in Russia with prostitutes had been spread about Obama they would have been so unbelievable they would have made a laughing stock of Russian attempts to discredit him.
It is Trump’s long history of excessively borish, loutish, misogynistic behaviour and his obvious rejection of marital fidelity and longevity, that give them some credibility. Russia is renowned for leading high-profile vulnerable people to push the boundaries of any of their doubtful peccadilloes. The stories sound like a classical blackmail setup, for some future payback, perhaps, even more, worrying for a future American President if there is evidence of even partial truth.
Trump’s only saving grace is that he has no reputation to shred with such stories.
It would appear that the only true news that Trump believes is that which conforms to his views and his benefit. Everything else including the Security Service reports are fake news. When he is President no doubt he will use his ‘Head Of State’ position to try and dissuade and prevent views other than his own. Censorship by position, the Americans always seem to want to give due deference to their President, even when they elect a jerk. I think that could change in the next four years.
A few months ago the safe alcohol consumption limit was reduced by 33%, out of the blue. Even the Chief Medical Officer supported it. It was a medical faite a compli. Virtually any alcohol was unsafe, no argument. It was prohibition by another name, independent unbiased advice said so.
Now it turns out that 4 of the committee were sponsored by a powerful temperance lobby and another was an out and out anti-drink campaigner. None of this had been declared. Will we ever be able to trust ‘independent’ medical advice again? It’s usually as transparent as cloudy beer.
Where health is concerned there is usually another report a few months later that turns an advice on its head anyway, biased or not.
Currently, they’re arguing whether a low carb diet can help overcome type 2 diabetes. One side says studies prove so, the other that such diets are dangerous and the advice should be withdrawn.
Remember the old adage, ‘Carry On Regardless’, sounds like a good middle of the road advice to me.