On the last poll 91% who expressed a preference said Lib Lab or Con. Now there are indications Labour may break the last 20 years of idiocy and a pretence. The Cons say they might but really when Cons spend more it goes to friends [Gordon Brown no doubt upset I did not add an ‘aussi’ there]. However to think that authoritarians like McDonnell and Corbyn really would improve the state of freedom in the country requires a considerable amount of LSD.
Left and right have warned about this and dystopian filmakers to boot. Nonetheless the idiocy backed by probably 500+ MPs is this that people should have no say over Govt services and that corporations should be sovereign – most of the rest are Socialists and are less worried about corporations albeit Tony Benn loved a big’un. Indeed this is the logic behind the right wing Tory BrExiters to tie the country down in trade deals that prevent legislation and progress on Health, Food and the Environment. To maintain the Monopoly side of capitalism: to make it a Zombie innovation less capitalism.
Trivial example was Sheffield signed an unbreakable PFI. Amey a Spanish company has since cut down 6000 trees rather than make trivial repairs to roads and pavements – no avenue for appeal or prevention. Historic trees, new trees, nice trees, ugly trees and uncle Tom Cobley anything is fair game to them, Environment Schmenvironment. In a corollary people went to the Arsenal board meeting and some examples of that mostly male class of never ending sociopathic front men ensured no one could speak – not even shareholders have say in this society.
No political party is planning on rolling back state and corporate power. The saddest part is I do not see people of any generation and class who want it back. People will vote for these awful parties and even a new Labour redux centre party would be worse than the SNP, Labour, Conservatives, Liberals, DUP and UKIP on this as they were neo Liberalism’s true believers.
Big State power to back corporate irresponsibility and suppression of rights, health and safety, and liberty means it is a profoundly depressing time for anyone who likes freedom and accountability.
My question to all the economists and Govts last 30 years if you claim liberalism, globalisation, EU have benefited us why can’t we afford health, education, pensions, benefits, weekly garbage collection, social care etc. now? Continue reading “Don’t Vote Fascist: Vote Poverty”
I don’t know if the Doctor battered by some goons on a United plane had any mitigation or was merely shocked his pathetic “I’m a doctor I’m exempt from laws” did not work. However it’s interesting the story is not the Govt Goons who seem to have resorted in short order to violence. However anyone who has travelled knows that it is against the law to disobey unelected unappointed airline staff and the security to back them up – even if not law unless you are a lawyer with a judge handy de facto. Continue reading “I’m A Dr Bow Down Serfs”
I had a call from my accountant the other day apparently I could buy £300 of intimate meals, all my meals during the week and £300 of gift vouchers tax free, and am not. I also on 5th April become a Bronze card holder for British Airways. I am a racehorse owner without a mortgage or rent. Yes for someone who averages £25 grand a year for 15 years I am truly wealthy. Quite how a family of 4 survive with rent to pay on that is a question. Continue reading “Money for Nothing & Your Drinks For Free”
Apparently it’s not just that BrExit voters dying off that may alter the set course of the referendum. In surveys 90% say they would not want to lose a 100 a month in a BrExit. Now of course no one knows what we will lose or gain and many of us skeptical of mainstream economics and Govt subsidy of globalisation will demure on costs. However mainstream economics suggests losses and indeed in dollar terms anyone on above 20 grand a year is already out of pocket circa £1500 so too late! Continue reading “BrExit Buyer’s Remorse”
Maybe the negative projections on poor income will come true and maybe there is a huge negative from BrExit. However to the poor it will be nothing like the cuts in benefits (in and out of work) nor their loss of health care that is coming from first New Labour policy and latterly Coalition and Conservative Govt – effectively a continuum backed but the #fakenews of all national newspapers. Indeed the currency fall they will have noticed on any foreign holidays since Brown/Balls/Darling deliberately trashed the currency – no one seemed to mind a 30+% fall then. To worry about living standards when you sucked them dry to feed a financial vampire and asset prices of the middle/upper class houses is vacuous. Continue reading “Onion in Handkerchief Time From Mainstream Economics & Politicians”
How can anyone support Mark ‘Chauncey’ Carney a bubble blowing dickhead. Or Mrs Clinton a corrupt lying neo Con who is wrong about almost everything and as big a minion of the Sauds as you can get. Or the EU that undemocratic neo Liberal festering scab on the world fresh from killing 1000s of Greeks and condemning many of the rest to unending poverty? Continue reading “The World of Binary”