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The people should decide on Europe

Thursday, 20 October 2011 15:03

WE, the British people should decide whether our country is in or out of Europe, and it's time for a referendum.

David Cameron is treading very dangerous ground telling his MPs to vote against, so are the leaders of the other two main parties.

What are they afraid of?

If Europe is such a good thing then let's give everyone a chance to say what they think - Listen To The People all MPs.

 

Immigration truth dawns on politician

Friday, 01 July 2011 07:37

Immigrants steal jobs from British youth - isn't that obvious?

Finally someone in government has realised what anyone in the street could have told them, or what their own eyes would tell them if only they looked around.

Our politicians live in a vacuum, not for them the places that the rest of the population visits where you are lucky to find a hotel receptionist that speaks good English, or a barman (or barwoman - see what political correctness has done to us!) who speaks English as their first language. On a recent visit to London I was incredulous at the number of foreigners, all the bus drivers, tube operatives, hotel staff, bar and restaurant staff - where were the young Brits who should be doing those jobs I asked myself?

Sadly the answer is that they are on benefits and most likely sat in front of TVs or idling their time away while immigrants do the work. This should never have happened, we can blame Labour for giving benefits to school leavers and successive governments for not grasping the nettle and reverting to the old fashioned idea that you can't draw anything out of the benefits system until you have a minimum of two years contributions paid in. That it's not the state's function to pay for children and that parents should pay their way. Only then will our young people get jobs.

Full story (from the Telegraph)

Full story (from the Daily Mail)

 

How much has this 'favourable announcemnt cost'

Monday, 16 November 2009 08:58

Regular readers will no doubt say 'is there no end to this cynicism'.

Today the government announced that the first of a batch of new helicopters had arrived in Afghanistan and would soon be followed by others etc etc.

Listening carefully to the limited announcement here is a distillation of pertinent facts:

  1. The first helicopter has arrived and it is part of just six.
  2. It has cost £45 million to equip these 6 helicopters to fly in the hot/dry conditions of Afghanistan.
  3. This first helicopter, and the others will arrive in pieces and it takes several WEEKS to re-assemble each one and make it ready for use.
  4. It will take until the end of the year for all to reach Afghanistan.

Here we have a perfect example of 'favourable announcement syndrome' whereby something that has already been announced is re-announced with lots of publicity to try to get extra benefit for the government. £45 million seems an awful lot of money just to change these aircraft, so how much is the total bill?

A cynical attempt to shaw up support for a failed government policy and make the public think things will get better.

   

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