UK future can be seen today in Ireland

Sunday, 19 July 2009 06:17

Gordon Brown clings to power promising a bright future while warning of 'Tory cuts' as opposed to Labour 'Investment'.

The truth is as plain as the nose on his face, Britain has been living beyond its means and punching above its weight for years. We all know someone whose credit card or cards are at their limit who keeps opening new card accounts and transferring the balances over. We all know you can't live like that because the debt keeps rising. So why does Brown the clown think he can run the country like that?

There is only one way out of the problem, massive cuts in spending. Which party you prefer to make those cuts is academic, cuts have to be made.

If we need to see the scale of cuts then look no further than across the sea to Ireland where the aptly named An Bord Snip Nua's report was published last week. Ireland has already hiked taxes with income levies - typically 2% of gross pay and slapped 6.75% pension contributions on the public sector. Things are bad - Ireland is borrowing £360 million more every week.

Here is a taste of the medicine the report recommeds . . .

  • A further 17,000 state jobs must go.
  • Education must be cut 8% and 6,900 teachers must go.
  • Social welfare payments must be cut 5%, child benefit by 20%.
  • The Garda (police) have seen a 7pc pay cut, now the face buying their own uniforms.

Nobody is spared, and that is right. So far in Ireland middle earners have seen their take-home pay fall by around 15% meaning that deductions have risen to the magic 50% of gross pay.

Spin will not save the UK. Brown's silence means only one thing - he knows what's needed but cannot face the British people. He and Labour are not the party to trust with our future.

 

Gut reactions are seldom wrong

Saturday, 18 July 2009 08:36

On a recent train journey I noticed a young woman; it was one of those occasions where your eye is drawn to someone and you don't know why, all you know is that there is something that doesn't appear quite straightforward, natural or simply odd.

She walked up and down and eventaully found a seat. Not long after that the guard came checking tickets. She produced a ticket and the guard said in a loud voice 'That's only a single and it was for yesterday - that's what it says on the ticket'.

The reply was inaudible, but she paid up apparently without embarrasment or question.

Some would call it gut reaction, human intuition, a sixth sense. We all have it and we all know when there is something not quite right. It's no surprise that we apply this special ability to politicains and leaders. We all know that there is something strange, odd or un-natural about Clown Brown the prime minister.

Alan Johnson, currently Home Secretary, a man with a vested interest in supporting the prime minister if ever there was one, told the Telegraph that Brown was 'the best man for the job'. Heaven help us if Brown really were the best man for the job. That doesn't say much for the rest, or the women. Former Defence Secretary John Hutton told the BBC's Straight Talk programme that Mr Brown had "many, many talents" and it was a "tragedy" voters did not see them.

The voters no longer see anything good in Brown - they are using that sixth sense, gut reaction or whatever you want to call it doesn't matter; people are getting the message loud and clear.

Brown is dead in the water and will take the whole Labour movement into the wilderness. Unfortunately we will all be paying the price for 50 years.

 

Alan Johnson needs to go

Wednesday, 15 July 2009 07:40

Old Labour thinking has not gone, it's still there for all to see as  Alan Johnson, Home Secretary, refuses to cap immigration and says he doesn't lie awake thinking about the population reaching 70 million.

Dear Alan Johnson, you may not lie awake thinking such thoughts, but that's because you live in the rarified atmosphere of Westminster. The last time you came into contact with real people was on the campaign trail and even then you would have been fully protected by undercover police and security men.

Your life is a breeze, you don't know the real concerns of the British public. You don't see the immigrants taking the jobs and houses that should be going to the British people. All you see, like a medieval monarch, is the view of the world that is presented to you by officials who are only going to tell you what you want to hear.

In brief you don't have any clothes on.

Britain is already too overcrowded, we don't need a cap on immigration, you are right on that, what we need is an absolute END to immigration.

The idea that immigrants make a positive contribution is just a smokescreen put about by the liberal elite - the British people don't believe it.

   

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