I know you are just being nosy, but I really don’t mind.
This section is simply the ramblings of an old man that will just lurk around for
a short while to keep you on your toes.
So, let’s get going shall we? It’s only a five page rolling load of drivel - but
it’s my drivel!!
3rd Dec 2017
I see today that a recent opinion poll suggests that the public don’t really like
the way the so called negotiations are going now the so called ‘divorce bill’ may
be £50 billion.
We are simply leaving a club and given the required 2 year notice. End of!
Along with millions of others, that is what I and we expected to happen, particularly
as USE still has no accurate accounts to back up any numbers and only expect us to
tell them what we think is fair (only to them say it’s wrong). I’m almost remember
when we joined the EEC and I don’t remember anything about paying for other members
infrastructure or pensions for EEC staff. It was a simple trading agreement that
we were asked to support. What a pity the conservative government later simply announced
in parliament that we were joining the new United States of Europe comprising of
just a few western Europe countries. No ifs or buts or referendum!! Politicians have
such short memories (unless in their interest!!). We are constantly reminded about
the mess the last Labour government left the country in, but not a word about the
sly conservative way they got us into this mess.
All the theories about how much the economy would suffer if we voted to leave came
to nothing, so how accurate are the theories about the end of our country if we just
walk away, about the same I think we all agree. Trouble is I keep looking at the
country of origin of the things I buy and with deodorant made in Russia (not a member),
oranges from South Africa (not a member), electrical bits from the far east (not
a member) to name just a few, things are not really a lot different from the 1960s
and 70s as we are a trading nation with the world. I wonder if they have the will
to bit the bullet and ignore all the pressure groups who like things easy. Simply
collecting taxes on profits being made in this country would pay for anything the
profits of doom actually get right whilst they figure out how to circumnavigate any
measures brought in and the rest of us simply get on with what we are good at - trading
with the world! See section on leaving USE
30th Oct 2017
Sorry about the slight pause, but other things keep happening for some reason. I
suppose the world is simply looking for something to talk about. The current matters
being addressed by the media is a bit of Spain trying to escape the clutches of Spain,
then we have the result of power corrupting with tales of sexual misdemeanours coming
out of the BBC, MP's, the White House, the entertainment industry and anywhere else
where people exert power over others. Indeed anything to take peoples minds of important
I’ll tell you what, how about I ignore what the government ‘nudge’ unit is trying
to hide (regular readers will know exactly what I mean!) And stick to my little world
so you can safely doze off in front of the TV like what I do. Talking about which
they are now getting concerned that viewing figures are dropping and the number of
listeners to good old steam radio are on the increase. I can’t think why as simply
trying to find a programme guide for radio programs is almost impossible whereas
TV guides are two a penny - anyone help on that front?
Next time, I really will stick to something important. What UKIP really ought to
do now as everyone else is running round like headless chickens?
31st Oct 2017
Just another quick thought, I’ve noticed that many of he so called revelations in
news recently actually started out in Private Eye, so to hear about the news before
it’s made public, maybe you ought to subscribe to Private Eye rather that hoping
your local newsagent still has a copy.
So, back to my world. It’s really difficult to know just where to begin as a lot
of things actually need resolving from health to housing to finance to public services.
I think I’ll take subjects one by one then I can come back to each as appropriate.
Mind you, there will be overlap, so bear with me!
In my world, the idea of actually owning my home was laughable as my great grandparents
were either in service or moving around looking for work between fighting in wars.
Obviously all in rented or provided accommodation. Grandparents still in rental property,
but more settled between the wars, then my parents found local authority housing
were the norm with employment easier to come by. Councils were able to borrow money
long term at very good rates direct from the government.