Category Archives: Bird’s Eye View

The often depressing but honest truth, straight from the perch.

Brussels needs to Wakeup to Reality 

Junk the Drunk and  Where’s the Bill Barnier need  to wake up to the reality that they are negotiating with a sovereign nation over  Brexit,  not a naughty member of their boys club. They are there to negotiate not pontificate. We have no sins to confess. 

  1. If you present some one with a bill of 100 billion, it is up to the presenter to itemise and justify. Not for the receiver to try and explain. 
  2. How much the receiver accepts is dependent on the details of the original going relationship. This includes trade border and reciprocal immigration. You cannot separate this from the bill. 
  3. The North/South Irish border has leaked like a sieve site since its inception. The EU will have to accept it. There is no way a Nation can have internal international borders. Would the Germans accept an international border between East and West Germany. The idea is for the birds. 

The EU Commission is an unelected self important bureaucracy. It must get a dose of reality and engage in meaningful discussion over all issues. Not just the ones it has an unrealistic hangup about. 

Compo Corbyn, Captain of Chaos 

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. 

Cloudy Drink Advice

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.

Stop FIFA’s Fraud Income

How much of the BBC licence payers money has gone to support FIFA’s fraud? All European and North American broadcasters and commercial corporations should be threatened with bribery investigations if they pay any money directly or indirectly to FIFA before the current investigations on their systemic fraud supporting processes are complete,  and it is given a clean bill of health.

Even if it means missing the next world cup. Only financial pressure will truly cleanse FIFA.

Kinnock’s lost the plot

Neil Kinnock has spent too long in Brussels and showed its typical and cynical disregard and contempt for democracy and the voting population.

When asked why he thought things looked so bad for Labour he simply said that there was nothing wrong with Labour it was the voters, they were delusional and had voted wrongly. You could see that he wanted to take the Brussels solution of ordering the voters to go back and vote again until they did it properly,  as decided by him.

The Kinnock family’s contempt for democracy is shown by Stephen, his son is now MP for Aberavon and also husband of the Danish PM. So if he spends his week on Westminster and weekends on his constituency. When will he see h

Vote Labour get the SNP II

Yes the silver tongued slippery sylph, otherwise known as the Sturgeon has three aims.

1 Defeat Labour in Scotland (not difficult) to hold the balance of power.

2 Rape a weak Miliband for as much of England’s money as she can pillage and cause as much discord and frustration in the rest of the UK as she can.

3 Then when everyone wants to see the back of her, go for independence again.

Can you imagine fatally beaten Miliband negotiating the split with Scotland, still having aspirations for the Scottish Labour party? We have seen how she runs rings round him now. It would be disaster.

Hyper unreality

The election started with a giveaway a day and is ending totally unsubstantiated claims woth no basis in fact or supporting metrics. It’s total madness.

Ed says he will freeze fuel prices. Utter stupidity, we only had 10 average days storage. Two years ago on the cold winter we came within 6 hours of running out of gas. 30% of our biggest storage facility is off line for maintenance and will not be available.  Who is going to buy unlimited quantities on the spot market from Europe  on peak cold (relying on supplies from Russia) and sell it at a vast loss?

Surely he should be focusing on ensuring we have adequate storage?