Thursday, 29 November 2012
I said ages ago the only people who would win out of this is the Barristers and QC's getter paid thousands a day to record and justify Leveson's plans. The thing is do we want a free press? I have to say I think we do. Those who break the law should be prosecuted but do 3we want to be able to call a spade a spade YES we do we wantt fredom of the press and freedom of the voters otherwise we become like Syria Russia China etc etc. I hope not. EVER
Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Wow for the first time in over three years some good news of the housing market. I know it is only London figures but its good news that ten thousand morgages were granted in London. 10:000 first-time buyers took out mortgages on properties in London from July to September. Figures for the UK as a whole were up showing despite higher deposits and lower average loan-to-values (LTVs) people are rebelling against high rents and once again entering the housing market.
I like the term kicked into the long grass, and the European finance ministers obviously favour it as well. Greece has just been granted another bail out package, I think this will be the third edition to a problem they keep covering over with sticky plasters. I prefer to think they rather than solving the problem they kick it a bit further down the road into the long grass. 34.4 billion-euro is the latest figure the powers to be have come up with along with 250 billion-euro loan pledges maybe we will actually see Greece will now begin to get back on its feet. The bigger problem on the horizon for Euro zone countries I might suggest is Spain Italy and a new kid on the block in financial need is Cyprus. I must say until this morning I never knew Cyprus was in financial problems but reading up on the Greek Bailout I found that Cyprus needs around €17 billion so I expect the bods in Euroland to be burning the midnight oil to sort out more loans and keep the German voters happy.With the elections due in 2013 Angela Merkel must be hoping for an end to the Euro problems as it is in no way clear she will be re-elected.
Saturday, 24 November 2012
Makes me laugh Cameron comes home after posturing for the benefit of the MP's back home and never got a budget deal. He did evidently manage to attend meals where the wine would cost you or me £120 a bottle so maybe the EU catering budget is still ok to be milked. Cameron was on about austerity but in the bubbles of the EU and Westminster life maybe that is cutting back. I watched Newsnight the other night and a very knowledgeable young lady says that if the summit fails to reach a deal the end product will be an increase by a measure of the default point that is in place.
So for all the bluster and raised voices we will end up with an increase if everyone just stays in their current positions. The French President Francois Hollande has had his nose put out of joint because the French for all their own Posturing need to maintain the Common Agricultural Policy rebates and the gravy train from Brussels to show he is a in charge of things over there. David Cameron accused Brussels of "living in a parallel universe" and to some existent the summit has bought thhe UK and German have been drawn closer together. Angela Merkel is reported to have been impressed with Cam’s EU performance and in Italy it is now reported we have a Camkel or Merkoron allegiance. All I know is that sod all has changed and if it stays as it is we will end up paying more money and everyone can say they won their round.
I have just heard a stupid thing onn the news. Rotherham council have removed two children from a foster family beccause they are members of UKIP. The couple have been foster parents for several years but due to their political the current children inn their care have been removed . Bonkers or what? I hope this can be sorted soon because if that is the only reason Rotherham council are due for UKIP and the couple sueing them and deservedly so. READ MORE HERE
Thursday, 22 November 2012
I must say I as a member of the church feel very let down by the laity. The vast majority want women to be able to be Bishops and the vote went against them settling for the Status quo . I feel like calling for a boycott, or not payment of quota or the like but no one will listen to me so I shall shut up and put up but will not remain quiet. I am disgusted.
Thursday, 15 November 2012
Today Kent residents get to vote for the new £85.000 a year police and crime commissioner. I will not be voting as I think it is a waste of time and money making a job that in my mind undermines the police rather than improving anything. I have spoken to several friends who like me wont be voting. The £85:000 wont stop there and I estimate the costs with offices and staff it will soon shape up to half a million multiply that by the number of commissioners and you could soon fund a private police force. I like many many others will not be voting for a waste of money.
Friday, 9 November 2012
I agree with that chap Cameron we cannot allow trial by twitter. We have seen vigilante groups burn a pediatrician targeted thinking that child molesters have a job title. So no knee jerk reactions I am sure these people think they are doing a public service but if they cant tell the difference between a pediatrician and pediophobia or pediophile should they be on the internet without supervision?
Wednesday, 7 November 2012
Tuesday, 6 November 2012
I intended to write a post denouncing Jacob Rees Mog as a fool and a half wit of the aristocracy but when I delved into his past I changed my mind. Anyone who can filibuster and incorporate the word floccinaucinihilipilification into a commons debate deserves the benefit of the doubt. He is still a twit but not a daft twit. He was right when he said no matter what he spoke about he was OK up until the moment he opened his mouth. It was his manner and his voice that put me off of him, I still dislike his demeanour but then I doubt we would ever become bosom buddies and I very much doubt he would like me so all things are equal.