Brexit treachery


On this Valentine’s Day, this day of love, this day of harmony and accord, we naturally turn our thoughts towards those amongst us who would seek to deny the basic right of democracy to the people of this country.

It’s the week when we explore, according to the Prime Minister, the ‘Road to Brexit’ and set our vision for the future; a future that many of our elected representatives want to deny us because they know better than us common or garden scum.

So as we’ve had one vote already, it seems only right that we should have another.

Click this link and take part in a poll to tell us who you think is the 2018 answer to Lord Haw Haw. The poll has been open for nominations since the beginning of the month and today is open for a vote on the seven who got the most nominations.

So many traitors, so little democracy – so let’s try and restore a little…

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The hypocrisy of suffrage


Today marks 100 years since women were given the vote – admittedly only those over 30 but it was a start.

Let me be quite clear. I applaud equality for women in all things. Equally I condemn the hijacking of the word ‘feminist’ to mean more than equality and for it’s use in what has become the ‘War on Men’. Hence, as a lover of equality, I was unimpressed with this mornings offerings on breakfast TV.

On the one channel was Amber Rudd having what was quite an intelligent conversation with Piers Morgan. Morgan feels the same as I do. He supports equality between the sexes and abhors the hijacking of feminism. Rudd was commenting on the push to pardon all suffragettes. Rather sensibly, she said that she would look at each case on it’s own merits but condemned campaigners who broke the law by, for example, setting fire to buildings. These, as she rightly poiints out, are law breakers not law makers.

On the other side – good old Al BBCeera – was Harriet Harman. I have little respect for her and it diminishes every time she opens her mouth. Harriet was banging on about underrepresentation in Parliament because there are still more men than women. She supported the use of female only selection lists to address this ‘unacceptable situation’

What dear Harriet fails to understand is that you cannot bleat about sexual inequality in the House and then use sexual inequality to ‘solve the problem’. This is sheer hypocrisy. You cannot exclude either sex in order to have equal sexual representation. It’s simply illogical.

You could argue that constituency short lists should contain equal numbers of men and women and that the selection committee should be composed of equal numbers of men and women. The best person is then selected.

The Labour Party on the other hand would exclude men like Churchill, Atlee, Disreali, Wilson, Blair – some of our most noted PMs – and many others on the basis that they are not women and therefore wouldn’t qualify to apply.

It makes no sense and, I believe, the suffragettes themselves would have agreed that two wrongs don’t make a right…

…not even in the modern Labour Party

Daily Brexit Scares


I’m indebted to my friends over at ISAC for running a series of daily Brexit scare stories to frighten all us ill informed people who are so thick we didn’t know what we were voting for and will believe any old bullshit that Project Fear II puts our way.

Here’s a summary of the last few days :

1.
Ex-pat pensioners could return to the UK for free NHS treatment after Brexit and, according to a report by the Nuffield Trust, this could cost the NHS an extra £1billion per year. This figure does rather assume there isn’t a corresponding saving in no longer treating EU nationals in the UK for free and there is no mention of some of the report’s other conclusions, including that Brexit may make another £5billion per year available to the NHS, or the potential benefits in adopting more flexible working practices.

2.
BBC devoted prime news time to the chaos that will ensue if we leave Europol. Now we were in Interpol for fucking years without being in the EU but now it is Europol and leaving the EU will expose us to terror and chaos.
Why the fuck this should be was not explained although I suspect layer upon layer of bureaucracy has taken over rather than coppers etc pooling info.
The remoaner interviewed was of course a Brit employed by Europol. He didn’t mention terrorists crossing borders with impunity but that was no surprise.
So, Brexit scare of the day – uncontrolled crime and terrorism.

3.
We won’t be able to staff the NHS. So called BBC News at 6.
I wonder how non EU countries manage to attract and employ skilled workers? Could it be that they have a points system and priority occupations?
Of course this could never work for Remoaning Britain. Better to admit every fucker from the EU – and of course far beyond thanks to Frau Merkel – without control or checks.

4.
First minister of some tin pot principality called Wales, Carwyn Jones, tells the BBC news website ‘Trade deals with the US etc cannot replace EU trade deals.’
No reason why they should. The deficit is in the EU’s favour so any tariffs will hit them harder than us. Trade will continue in both parties interests.
Fact 1. Wales voted Leave.
Fact 2. This gravy train riding cunt knows better that his constituents.
Fact 3. The Welsh assembly is the biggest collection of tossers and misfits outside of Brussels.

Yes, Project Fear has risen from the grave and boy, does it stink…

Managing our schools


I confess I have a vested interested in the way our schools are managed as I have two grandchildren – one in primary and one about to start secondary later this year – plus my daughter is a teaching assistant. Or at least, she was…

She wasn’t always a TA. She used to be a Superintendent Radiotherapist but after her son was born with medical difficulties and spent the first 4 months of his life in Great Ormond Street Hospital, she was unable to return to work as she was his full time carer. Thankfully, as he got older she was able to return to part time work but not with the NHS as they’d rather employ students. After all, they’re cheaper aren’t they? But more of that later.

So she got a part time job at the local primary as a TA. Well below her capabilities but the school were glad to have her especially as they could partially offload their liability in the case of anything happening to threaten my grandson’s life – which was a real possibility.

This year, that all changed. Sam in now off 4 hourly injections and is about to move on to a new school, so guess what? This year they’ve started fucking her about and treating her like shit ‘cos they really don’t care is she’s there or not now.

First they changed her job and reduced her hours. She’s on the dreaded zero hours contract – or at least she would be if they fulfilled their legal requirement to actually issue her with a contract – so they can give her whatever hours they feel like and nothing she can do about it. Then yesterday they called her in to the office and told her they were changing her role and hours again. They really didn’t give a shit if she liked it or not. Why should they? After all she’s a human resource, not a person…

Happily this time it rebounded on them because the NHS has just changed it’s policy and is actively encouraging physios and radiographers to return to the fold. There’s a skills shortage. As a result, she’s going to do the refresher course – previously £3,000 with no guarantee of a job at the end but now gone out the window – will reregister and, with luck and a following wind, go back to her old department. At least the NHS is beginning to see the light!

Unfortunately, not the schools. Rather satisfyingly she was able to say “No thanks. I’ll leave at the end of next week.” And the head teachers response? “Well I guess you get paid more as a radiotherapist!” proving that the daft sod completely missed the point. It’s not about the money. It’s about how you treat people. And, it seems, she’s not the only one they’ve been buggering around.

The answer, of course, is very simple. Schools should be run by a manager not by teachers whose background and training make them fundamentally unsuited to run a school.

There’s an old saying : “Those who can do. Those who can’t teach!” It’s certainly true in this case and, I suspect, in the vast majority of state schools…

Is the Brexit penny finally dropping?


Probably not – but there are some hopeful sign that cracks are beginning to appear in the solidarity of the Fourth Reich.

Last week, a report was leaked saying that attempts to punish Britain for having the audacity to want to be an independent nation could backfire on individual EU nations and cause them ‘economic difficulties’ as our contributions fill a dirty great hole in their budget that would have to – surprise, surprise! – be made good by raiding the coffers of the remaining 27.

Poland is concerned about reduced exports ‘especially agricultural and agri-food products’ not to mention the employment prospect for their builders, electricians, plumbers and fruit pickers who frequent the UK market place.

Holland’s fishing sector is very worried about the prospect of losing access to UK waters, with the provinces of Flevoland and Overijssel predicting a potential drop of 60 per cent in fishing business. Ditto the Spanish trawler operators. Hull’s fishermen are understandable quite happy at the prospect of rebuilding their ailing businesses…

In the French region of Hauts-de-France – the birthplace of President Emmanuel Macron – they’re worried a punishment Brexit deal would harm their car manufacturing sector. VW and Mercedes in Germany are equally worried given the large percentage of their sales that are made in the UK.

And while all this is going on, the Germans can’t form a government leaving the poor old Great Germanian project floundering around like a headless chicken.

Indeed, it seems to be dawning on the EU that the failure to strike a deal with Britain is going to hurt them a lot more than it’s going to hurt us. The mystery is why it has taken so long for the penny to drop. We’ve all known for some time that we have a huge trade surplus with the EU and that the imposition of WTO tariffs after Brexit would bring in billions in extra tax revenues. We’ve all known that we are a huge contributor to the EU budget.

So they need a deal. The reality is that frankly we could do quite nicely without one…