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Boris is not your saviour. The last place we need him and the political class around him is bigging themselves up on a world stage, when everything they touch inevitably breaks

February 23, 2022 Leave a comment

It suits a corrupt and self-serving political class for us all to have short memories and to be only interested in the issues that we can see or feel.

The Past 48 hours have seen the arrival of one of the greatest memory lapses ever. Many of those voices who have spoken out continuously over the past 18 months against lockdowns and Covid Measures have suddenly switched talk. They are applauding Boris Johnson’s release of all the remaining measures, as if nothing happened at any point in the past before.

Yes, there are some who are still talking about the issues that have been created by the incompetent and self-serving politicians that we have. But they are suddenly very few in number.

The sad reality is, now we have been given bank the freedoms that were wrongly taken from us, too many people are looking at Boris Johnson and his cabinet with eyes and understanding that suggests the only decision and action these very stupid politicians have taken that matters, is the last.

In fact, not only does it seem to be the case that all things COVID feel like they have instantaneously disappeared this week. We now have our inept Prime Minister acting up and behaving like he’s a legend over Ukraine on the world stage.

We would do well to remember just exactly what the Conservatives and the political culture that surrounds them have done to us all over the past two years.

Indeed, the majority of the outcomes or consequences of the highly questionable, unnecessary and totalitarian decisions they have taken, based on their own fears, have not even arrived for us to see or to feel YET.

The cost-of-living crisis is just one of the problems that they have helped to create. One that amongst many others is set to change not only how the UK functions, but how the world itself operates in the months, years and decades to come.

The problem that we all face, yet we are still blissfully unaware of, is that once the pain from what they have done finally hits us from whatever direction it will come, it is only then that we will realise that we still have the same stupid self-serving people in charge of the Country.

Only then will we realise just how much time we have wasted when we could have now been creating, developing, and building a political alternative that would mean something to everybody at the time the next General Election comes.

Regrettably when the effects of the problems that Johnson and his kind have caused have manifested to such a degree that the majority of us are feeling the pain, the chances are that the next General Election will follow very quickly. The only choices we will have on the ballot paper will then be the same as we have today, or for people and politicians who are just as stupid and self-serving and will make decisions that could easily prove to be even worse.

Top down must be replaced by grassroots and community up. Until we begin work and establish the dialogue that reminds everyone just how powerful and important they actually are, we will be damned to be led by regimes infested with incompetence. Incompetents masquerading as leaders of people who put themselves first and everyone else last.

You may believe that this weeks so called Freedom Day is all that we ever needed to achieve. When the reality is that all of the events happening this week represent little more than the first step of a very slow start.

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Kier Starmer & Ed Davey are already taking their idea of securing change at the next Election seriously. So why isn’t anyone who wants real change in our political system doing the same?

February 20, 2022 Leave a comment

Regrettably, a certain truth is that none of us will see or hear messages that we are not ready to see or hear, or that for some reason we want to avoid. This is especially so, when those messages are an uncomfortable truth that it suits our purposes to run away from.

No uncomfortable truth exists that is less uncomfortable for so many of us, than we have the idiots in politics and running the Country that we have, because we are the ones who made the choice to elect the politicians and all the political parties that we have already got.

Our memories are short. So short in fact, we have forgotten or overlooked that the political choices of the three mainstream parties or tribes that we have today are all the same. That these parties ultimately deliver the same thing. That it is only the branding, the words and the faces that actually change.

At election time, our interest in who the people really are who present themselves at our doorsteps promising this and promising that in exchange for our votes is breathtakingly short. As such, it has become all too easy to miss the reality that moving the cross that we mark on our ballot papers from one party or from one box to another, actually means that we are voting for the same things.

The same stories with the same unhappy endings for all of us are all wrapped differently and presented to us as change. But everything this political class does and believes is fundamentally the same – whether they are Conservative, Labour or Liberal Democrat in name.

Boris lies, they all lie. But when the time comes, will we opt to change anything?

If ever there was a time when more people are likely to become suspicious, it is during a period like now, when the experiences that we have been having at the hands of these charlatans over the past two years is leading to more and more of us to feel like we have started to wake up.

Those with power, sitting as MPs from all the Parties in our Parliament may well suspect that the tables are turning, even if they are too blind to understand why. They have much to lose if the system that feeds their self-interest collapses. They will do whatever they need to, to make sure that they can continue on behaving in exactly the same way.

So, when we see the news that Leader of the Labour Party Keir Starmer and Leader of the Liberal Democrats Ed Davey are working up a non-aggression pact for the next General Election, we should all be very concerned that the self-preservation powers of a dangerously self-serving political culture are already very hard at work.

Whatever Labour and the Liberal Democrats cook up between them in order to manipulate the outcome of any constituency vote when the next General Election comes, the outcome for us – whether Conservative, Labour, Lib Dem or any coalition government made up of the parties that we currently have, will inevitably be the same or even worse. That is, if they appear to be the only alternative to the Tory Government that we have currently got.

They will only appear to be the alternative to Johnson or whoever replaces him, if we don’t create the real alternative to all of them. Like Starmer and Davy are already doing – we need to be working on the creation and the development of that alternative RIGHT NOW!

Sadly, everyone who is out there and championing the fact that we need to have change, may well be one of those failing to understand that change will not just appear because we demand it.

Because with people in government today or at any time in the future who are fundamentally the same, with the same priorities and the same ways of manipulating everything at the level they are and have been doing blocking all the seats within our Parliament – the more things change, the more they stay the same.

You may not like to read or feel comfortable with what I am saying. But the chances are that you already know deep down that it is the truth.

The truth beyond that understanding of what the real problem with British Politics is now, is also that the kind of government that we need and that is worth having will not just arrive by chance. It will take a lot of very hard work.

The hard work that I am talking about is different. Different, because we are used to everything coming at us in politics from the top down.

This new politics must come from the grassroots and then go up. That is, if meaningful and beneficial change for us all is going to actually arrive at an election and then do all of its good work in the Parliamentary terms to come.

For as long as the narrative continues to be set by the same people that we have today, the same narrative will continue.

They may not be Johnson, Sunak, Truss or any other Tory buffoon. But Starmer, Davey and all of the politicians behind them are, think and stand for exactly the same – as well as a few well-known names leading other political groups and parties outside of parliament today too.

Because the shared rationale behind it all is built on self-interest, the direction of travel will be for things to become invariably worse, whatever happens next, without there being a genuine choice for change.

Every day that passes that the work to replace and provide a real alternative to all these clowns hasn’t begun, is a day nearer to us having up to five years more of the lack of understanding, the out of touch policies and a whole establishment regime that exists only to pursue what works only in its favour and best interests.

We need and we deserve a lot more. But the miracle won’t arrive until we have all done our bit to invite it into our lives and helped it start.

Your voice, your views, your experience are important.

Be part of the debate. Be part of the solution. Be part of what needs to start now.

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London Bridge is falling down: The behavior of younger Royals shows the days of unquestioned power and patriarchy are over and this kind of monarchy will die with the Queen

February 20, 2022 Leave a comment

We are experiencing great times of change, even if we don’t realise or accept it.

Many may not yet be joining up the dots, but there are links between the behaviour of the politicians and establishment figures, who have between them created the mess and mass of problems that lie for us ahead, and the issues that the once revered Royal Family now faces.

These issues have all been created by self-interest and the abuse of privilege, responsibility and power, that has gone to their heads.

Indeed, it is no coincidence that the second sons within the next two generations of the Royal Family, Princes Andrew and Harry have between them managed to create such a stink. And now, even Prince Charles has another finger pointing at himself, given the way that he appears to have allowed the privilege of his position to be manipulated to raise funds for his Foundation by taking Cash for honours.

As a society, we’ve forgotten who we really are. Whilst there have always been people in the world who fall into the trap of abusing the power that they have, a time when values have meant so little, and material wealth, personal gain and enhanced enjoyment have meant so much to so many has probably not existed like it does right now, at any time before.

There is a massive and prolonged cost that those riding this wave are incurring for everyone.

Nobody can create value from nothing and award it only to themselves or those like them, without there being consequences for others, and therefore for us all.

Money, behaviour; it doesn’t matter. There are always consequences to every action as a result of the choices that we make. Effects are never the cause.

Privilege has always brought with it a requirement for a very clear understanding of the responsibility that accompanies it.

Whilst the roles and responsibility of the Royal Family of today and those of the past may appear very different in the modern age, the roles that our current Royals have been born to have also remained very much the same.

The Queens greatest success is due in no small part to the fact that even at points when her Reign has been in trouble, she has always respected and remained true to the distance between people living normal lives and the Crown. It is the myth that has until now pretty much defined her role.

The Queen has accepted that the role of a monarch carries with it a peculiar form of magic. One that relies on everyone from outside of that mysterious bubble and those that understand it not ever being able to see or be able to make comparisons with the comparatively ‘normal’ life they have of their own.

Indeed, even those who suspect or understand the normality and parallels that sit behind the reality that a King or a Queen are still human, shouldn’t ever have to question the existence of the monarch. Because apart from public appearances, the entire world of the monarchy is or rather should be kept behind closed doors.

In the past, Royal Princes led and fought wars, and when it came to any form of exuberance, the world of lords, ladies and the landed gentry contained all of their shenanigans within their clique. Thereby keeping anything that would expose the reality that Royals are just the same, very much within a pair of very safe hands.

But the world has changed rapidly in the past Century. Particularly since Elizabeth II was Crowned as our Queen.

Whilst Her Majesty has kept this form of Monarchy alive for 70 years, this is due to her having not having her values set completely skewed by change and the modern age. It is because she has shone through and remained overwhelmingly true to principles that remind us all quietly of what once was.

Sadly, the same cannot be said of Prince Harry her grandson, or Prince Andrew or Prince Charles, her sons.

Unfortunately, what all three have in common with everyone else, as demonstrated through the recent events and stories that will help to define them, is they have so much already, but want more and more.

The problem for the three of them is that wealth and privilege has also evolved as a concept over the past 70 years. It has become very different to what it previously was and what Royal conditioning has clearly led them to believe it to be.

The era of invented money and manufactured wealth has corrupted the thinking of many. Whether directly or indirectly, our population is being manipulated and used by those who have power to create money at will. The greedy and influential few have built a great castle in the clouds with foundations built upon a myth that will stop working the moment the majority of us finds out.

With it has come the epoch of distraction, that cynically suits the purposes of those ‘in charge’. Under philosophies that have been employed by the elites since the time of the Romans, we are being enslaved under a premise of ‘give them bread and circuses’.

Low-cost money (credit) and every entertainment conceivable are thrown at us continuously, whilst we are literally being farmed for the interest that debt provides. All the while, this obsessive distraction quite literally contains the revolt that would occur tomorrow morning if everyone were to wake up to what has been going on.

You would have hoped that those in positions of assumed or automatic deference would know better than to get high on their own supply. But when it comes to the younger Royals, they most certainly do not.

Whilst Andrew’s defining crime in the public mind will be his having sex with a young girl who was trafficked to put her at his whim, it was in all likelihood his own greed and desire to attain more that put him at the mercy of people who had a much darker understanding of how the higher powers in the current world work.

Meanwhile, Harry has been led by the nose by an American climber who does little more than exude me me me wherever she goes. Together, they show zero respect for how anything they see beneath them and the way that age-old traditions work. It now appears they believe that almost anything can be bought, and anything that cannot (such as the support of the British Public) isn’t worth bothering about.

Then there is Charles, whose resentment at having to wait so long to become the next King seems to have bubbled for decades. He has managed to keep his desire to usurp the peaceful way that our current relationship with the monarchy works for the past few years. But his desire for monarchy to be done his way cannot be far from the surface. It may well be proven to have been demonstrated very well with him having fallen fowl of the system of deference where honours should have real meaning as a benchmark that so-called lesser mortals can look up to and believe in. Honours should never have become some kind of hierarchical qualification that can be bought corruptly then bestowed at whim.

Through their actions, these three ‘royal princes’ have destroyed the myth that has already given them such gilded lives.

Whilst there are few of us – even within republican ranks – who could find traction in our thoughts and words to speak out against the tenure of our Great Queen Elizabeth II, it is becoming ever clearer that the end of her Reign will inevitably precipitate the UK Monarchy’s fall.

Even without what we have recently seen from younger Royals, the way the world is changing and will now change as hierarchical structures come to fall, dictates that the existence of a family that ‘rules over us’ for no reason other than some archaic birthright, is now at an end.

Nothing should be taken for granted. The future of the new monarchy that follows Queen Elizabeth II Reign can only continue to exist on very clear and unbreakable terms. These must include the acceptance that deference is no longer any member of the Royal Family’s by right.

No. We may not jump straight to a republican structure of governance once the Queen has gone. But the reality is that the time has come for our monarchy to become nothing more than the civic symbol that it really is. Any form of power and special privilege that it attracts from our system of government, or the public purse should now be returned.

Our very wise and knowing Queen is already taking the steps necessary to pave the way for what comes next.

But while the Queen may be doing all that she can to smooth the passage of her Platinum Year – and perhaps her passing very soon too, her legacy will be her Reign and all that it gave us.

The Queen cannot determine or secure the future of her children or grandchildren, and she has no right to do so.

Once the falling London Bridge is finally down, the British Monarchy – or what’s left of it will have to take its place within a more egalitarian world – just like everyone else.

The woke have an impractical and idealistic view of the world based on idealism and inexperience. Treat them as enemies now and they won’t learn empathy or understanding, but they will believe it is right to hate

February 15, 2022 Leave a comment

Trying desperately hard to make headlines that will distract from the self-inflicted Partygate chaos that the Prime Minister has created, each day, the Conservative Party Chairman announced yesterday that the Tories now have the woke and woke culture, well and truly within their sights.

Instead of defining themselves as the thinkers, the leaders, the pioneers of our times; those who understand how the changing world and its ability to influence thinking works, our Politicians have also become victims of the way we are all being influenced.

Their solution is not to start thinking. They just want to tackle the problem they perceive head-on. And do so without any thought for the very subtle processes and nuances of reality that are actually involved.

Our perception is everything, until we decide that it is not

By focusing upon and defining our problems and fears, we make them worse. Some might say that this is how we actually make them real and that the devil really lies in the detail of it all.

The focus may not be voluntary. In fact, as we have allowed all forms of media and information technology to enter just about every part of life, we have unwittingly made ourselves highly vulnerable to every form of external influence from which problems with the way we think – and yes, issues with our mental health, are made.

We have so much information coming at us from these different streams, that the messages we are receiving take on their own reality, just as if we are being exposed to them in real life.

Issues that are very small – if indeed they are real at all – seem very BIG. And the life story, experience or events surrounding just one person easily translate to being something that is either happening or could happen to us all.

To many of us, this is reality. Its how reality works, and when we find ourselves experiencing fears or ways of thinking that have come to us this way, we don’t begin to question its relevance or relativity to us. We just accept that this is the way it is.

We are what we think. Our thoughts become things.

So, when you have enough people accepting what arrives in their heads as read, we find ourselves in a rather strange place where the thinking or the views of just a few are not only accepted as real, it also becomes the collective truth – no matter how wrong, flawed or misplaced that initial thinking might actually be.

The problem for society – and by that, I mean everyone – is when decision makers, people with real-life influence and power, and those whose roles have implications for the general public, don’t possess the understanding of how the world has changed around them. They fall into the trap of seeing what is in front of them on a screen not only as their own truth, but the truth of us all.

Wokery, close relative of the social justice movement and political correctness that still exist and came before, are the problem that they are and are as dangerous as they are today, not because they have any real value. But because of the way that their voices are heard and then perceived and accepted by the unthinking as the majority view.

Oddly enough, the people who we should be able expect to understand the myth and mechanics of how wokery works and influences us, then take appropriate and considered steps to show us all how unreal and unrealistic it actually all is, are our politicians.

Yet they don’t.

Wokery is at best is just a phase in life based on youthful inexperience and idealism.

At its worst, wokery is the voice of the angry. Of life’s victims who don’t deal with the issues they face and instead look to project the blame for everything that happens away from where it should actually lie. Pushing it outwards to anyone and anything they can find fault with and make guilty, therefore highlighting the innocence they see within themselves.

The reason we don’t ignore or dismiss this kind of thinking and the way the people experiencing it behave – as we would do if we were to be touched by it ‘in normal life’, is because its voice has become multiplied many times over by our media culture. It has as such taken on the false appearance of being ridiculously strong.

Until we see wokery as the foolishness that it really is and stop giving oxygen to the dangers it both poses and has already posed to real people going about their real lives, it will continue to grow. It will have very perverse influences on life for us all.

Politicians should literally be putting up a hand to say stop to anyone who wants to make emotion without experience real. They should be telling them to get a grip. They should be working to create an environment that values the experience of all others above academia, think tanks and media messaging – prioritising the real world and real life above all miscreated thoughts that nothing more than perception is allowing to become things

As examples of people who were once very woke or social justice warriors show, most of the young people who are led by this idealism begin to wake up as the depth and understanding that only comes from life experience deals its inevitable blows.

They deal with them and move on, and in time learn to respect the reality that we all see and experience life differently, and that there is nothing right about having alternative ways of thinking about life imposed.

The danger is that in their desire to knee jerk their way out of trouble today, our feckless politicians are about to make the reality that the woke believe in even stronger. All at a time when the last thing we need from the voices that have a stranglehold on influence is for them to believe the establishment has now legitimised their hate.

Buy Now, Pay Later is no solution to cost-of-living crisis. It is another device that will be disastrous for the poor and the depths of greed the rich have now reached have become a menace for us all

February 14, 2022 Leave a comment

People who lack the essentials of life – because they cannot financially afford them – are vulnerable to anyone who has a clever way to exploit that need.

It is a lesson from centuries of history that we should all be able to rely on that those who lead us will have learned. But regrettably, we cannot.

Indeed, government was created as a way for us to all collectively help others in a time of need. But the time when mechanisms such as the Welfare State and even the NHS were able to operate and fulfil their function without being exploited in some way, have sadly long since gone.

Like me, you may have noticed that so-called ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ ‘opportunities’ have started to appear and are available to cover the cost of some of the least expensive items that we have gone online and even to the high street or local shops to buy.

To those who have been fed the unscrupulous line that taking out credit and paying it off before you are charged interest is a good thing AND can do so, it is likely that just adding another way to delay paying bills with free money will be seen as no more than an added bonus. But what happens when these offers and the growing number of Buy Now, Pay Later apps are used to pay for food, travel or even energy that the people buying these goods and services don’t have the money to afford?

The willful blindness to a situation that politicians themselves have directly and indirectly created is not just a problem. It is fast becoming a damning indictment of how as a society we have become obsessed with quick money and the status that its fluidity affords us, when we believe we can afford it, whilst this obsession has picked up speed and just about enslaved us all.

The debate over whether the £200 relief on energy bills should be a Tory driven Loan or a Labour derived subsidy fails to even scratch the surface of the dreadful realities that increasing numbers of British people now face.

Food and the essentials that each of us need to survive and remain healthy each day are going up in price aggressively, whilst the value of the money we earn or are given is rapidly going down.

To add to the torment and human misery that little more than political stupidity and the greed of big business and bankers have created, the latter are now exploiting what is left for those who already have nothing left with this Buy Now, Pay Later trap.

They are doing little more than exploiting the vulnerability that accompanies need. All so they can continue to raise already bloated profit margins for themselves.

The travesty of this all, is that the money being ‘loaned’ to the people who will become debt ridden and then ostracised, by the very same commercial credit scorers who qualified them, doesn’t actually exist.

Our politicians have literally given these sadists a license to print money that they then loan out, charge interest against and simply destroy lives without any further thought, when it’s not paid back.

It’s all done as if the money was real, and they had been put at a genuinely loss and have reason to be aggrieved in some way.

This travesty is made worse, only by the reality that our Politicians either don’t understand how the perversity of this system now works, or that they do, but overlook it all on the basis that it either helps them to do so, or that it is too difficult to deal with.

To say that we are on our way to hell in a hand cart would be bad enough, if it weren’t for the fact that to say all this was avoidable for a very long time is the absolute truth.

Instead, we have politicians who are scraping around trying to fix life-changing problems for everyone by printing even more money whilst making them even worse.

Making life fair and affordable for all was always within our Politicians power.

They have either deliberately ignored the problems or are just too stupid to be aware of and face up to the true cause.

Where Confirmation Bias rules: Wrongs are invented, investigated and then used to destroy newly created sinners, whilst society becomes ever further divided and broken too

February 14, 2022 Leave a comment

Many find themselves scratching their heads when it comes to asking the question ‘who benefits from wokery?’ Because anyone with eyes to see and ears to listen already knows and understands that it certainly isn’t society or the common good at large.

Of course, in the troubled times that we have been damned by self-serving politicians to experience and navigate, we can always rely on our self-serving and inept ‘leaders’ to pick up any banner that produces enough clicks and adopt it as their next headline cause.

Whilst the Johnsonian Tories have repeatedly proven themselves the conservative sell-outs that they really are, it’s the rudderless Labour Party – still looking for that holy grail of election winning formulas – that retains the capacity to outdo even the most self-serving of its competition, by adopting more and more wokesim, and taking the divisive realities of the rights and diversity culture step after damaging step too far.

The realities that cutting £200 off energy bills without making anyone overtly pay for it being no better than political tit for tat,  when politicians actually have the power to do significantly more to help those in poverty and need besides, it was the announcement from Anneliese Dodds that Labour will end the systemic racism that doesn’t actually exist, that should perhaps fill any one who really fears for the future of our society with an even greater concern.

Labour was, after all, once considered to be the party of the people. Of the working classes. Of fairness and of equality. Of equal rights for all.

Yet in their anger and their resentment of the reality that the ideas their party is founded upon will never genuinely work, and that all the good the labour movement could do a hundred years ago has already been achieved and done, they cannot see that the rights and equalities culture that they helped create is in fact making the problems far worse. A point of balance was reached and a system had already been put in a place years ago, which in terms relative to the way we are governed today, was as good as it ever really could be.

The irresponsibility of statements like that which suggest the existence of problems such as ‘systemic racism’ by politicians who desire to be in government is as bad as it could possibly be.

The words these wannabies use are doing little more than fueling a woke-derived witch hunt that will serve only to make the innocent the worst of sinners. Not because they are bad people or because they genuinely set out to hurt or treat anyone prejudicially. But because they are human and they either aren’t self-aware or really didn’t think.

The rather sorry state and mess that the UK now finds itself in with rights and political correctness isn’t based on anything with meaning in the real world. It’s based on the emotions of people who see themselves as victims in some way. To avoid dealing with their own experience and putting it in a healthy place, they then make themselves the champions of causes they create, that they believe will help and deliver justice for others, whilst liberating their own pain in some way.

Whether positive or negative. Someone or indeed many will always end up being unfairly treated when we use discrimination of any kind.

In the fight that this Labour frontbencher now suggests they are going to enact on a problem that doesn’t exist, you can bet that if they were elected and able to do so, all they will achieve is creating injustice on a much wider scale. All through the displacement of people who have done nothing wrong, whilst introducing systems and tokensim that will create even greater divides in its place.

You cannot and will not remove the divisions that are created by difference, by elevating those who are different with divisive systems that tell those who are not different but are just as different, that their presence is divisive, and they are the ones who are wrong.

If Labour wanted to do something that would help people now, they could do nothing better than to break up their party and start all over again.

None of our Politicians are helping anybody but themselves whilst they block seats in Parliament that could be put to much better use by people who actually want to lead, rather than taking on board every form of tail-wagging-the-dog clickbait, and then proclaim and implement foolish ideas as their own.

Yes No10, we need a much smaller state. But it should be the consequence of reform and not just an aim that tells us you’ve really learned nothing from anything that you’ve already done

February 14, 2022 Leave a comment

The most successful lies are those that hinge on the tiniest of truths.

Regrettably, our current political class knows and understands this only too well.

It has sold itself continually on virtues and commitments that basically don’t exist.

Such promises have become the political charlatan’s get out of jail free card at its absolute worst. And as we see and experience Boris Johnson pulling just about every white rabbit possible in order to survive as PM, the cynical use of sops to address what are growing and highly destructive societal problems are only being outshone by the reality that none of our politicians understand what is actually going on.

In fact, so out-of-touch with the realities we all face are those who preach their vision and abilities in ways that suggest they are the only ones capable of ‘getting things done’, that the so-called solutions that they release to the world with ever greater fanfare don’t even scratch the surface. That is where dealing with the realities of cause, rather than effects are concerned.

Sadly, too many of us are unaware that politics in the UK is now all about doing and being able to continue doing the politics itself.

Politics is the end, rather than the means. This is why we have so many big ideas and projects being thrown around in the media that usually come with a substantial financial cost. But then don’t ever seem to work out or deal with the issues the way they were supposed to.

This week will apparently see the push to protect and sure up Boris’ tenure move in the direction of ‘smaller government’. Such a policy is of course ridiculously ironic, given the massive theft of freedom that two years of Johnsonian Covid Measures have effectively imposed upon us all.

Just in sense of the step back from the way that government and the public sector has behaved and treated people since March 2020 could see the end of Covid Measures in the next few weeks qualify and therefore spun as the delivery of a smaller state.

In terms of the miniscule truths that these incompetent leaders need present within a story to gain public acceptance that what they are doing is ‘true’, it is sadly the case that this in itself would be enough to make the lie work.

Yet the idea of a smaller state, where government and public service provision simply isn’t as big or doesn’t have the reach that it does now, is in itself a very good one. That is, if it were to be the consequence of well-intended policy implementation, rather than the defined and intended result.

This is because as with most things that relate to the ideas that drive this Government and the political class and establishment that sits behind it, there is always a much bigger self-serving philosophy or way of thinking involved.

Now, at a time of national crisis where the Tories default setting is to prioritise the problems being experienced by Boris, the lack of understanding and competence that these wannabies have is making them reach ever further into contents of a rotten suggestions tin.

That battered, rusty and hole-ridden tin is of course the one called Neoliberalism. One that has market freedoms and catastrophic practices like FIAT money and money printing at its root.

Those behind this drive have used every part of government to sure up the messes they had already made when the arrival of the Covid Virus threatened to tear their playhouse down. Yet they now want to push even harder to put everything and everyone at the mercy of big money and market forces. All the time paying nothing but lip service to what those who understand government would see as a happy consequence of genuine public sector reform.

What we are likely to see, if ‘delivering smaller government’ should turn out to be any more than words, will be the slashing of budgets, the closure of departments and perhaps even entire organisations.

Any real responsibilities will be palmed off or redefined, so that the mechanics of any practical or operational changes that come as a result of this further meddling will just become someone else’s problem and part of someone else’s job.

The march towards the systemic collapse that years of political meddling and mismanagement have created is not a practice that is restricted to Conservative Governments alone.

Indeed the last Labour Government between 1997 and 2010 created a seedbed of policy and public sector problems that have been coming into full bloom for years now, that makes the hypocrisy of Labour front bench ‘solutions’ to the problems that the Johnson Tories are out of touch with, significantly worse.

None of the politicians we have sitting as MPs, representing the Political Parties in Westminster have the commitment, desire or wherewithal to deal with the real issues that we face across the public sector, or indeed any of the problems faced where services for the public good are concerned.

In fact, they live in a permanent state of fear over the realities demanded of any politician who is prepared to face up and do all that is necessary to deliver bottom to top reform.

Only by dealing with the systemic issues – which are about people and they way they think, and cannot be addressed with new rules, new jobs or new structures of any kind – will any government legitimately deliver a genuine and realistic ‘smaller government’ in a practical and meaningful form.

We really are damned for as long as this political class continues to have entry to Parliament barred to any politician who really cares about the people they represent and has the leadership skills to deal with the turmoil these idiots have created that now lies ominously in store.

Until the time arrives when we have and can enjoy the benefits from what will be a genuinely representative government, our future will continue to be defined, corrupted and destroyed by the use of clever words that are unaccompanied by real and the purposeful action. Action that will be necessary at every step of the way if we are ever to have a fully fair and balanced way of being for everyone across the UK.

Going Green overnight to ease the conscience of the illiberal elite is not easy for anyone else. Environmental challenges can be met in ways that work for everyone, but it means legislators actually doing their jobs

February 11, 2022 Leave a comment

Irony of ironies, after decades of maxing out and making the most they possibly can from globalisation whilst pretending that no such thing as a climate crisis exists, our elites have now suddenly grown a conscience – so it would seem.

Regrettably, as we have come to expect, instead of thinking about the consequences and the impact on everyone else from what they do, the Political Class have thrown themselves headlong into an idealistic and wholly impractical race to Net Zero. One that is starting to demand lifestyle and finance changes that are unaffordable and unsustainable for anyone but themselves.

This comedy of errors is playing out daily for all to see. It was illustrated only too well on page 4 of today’s Daily Mail, where one article talks about the poor having to ration their use of electricity at peak times. The article next to it discusses the closure of the fracking wells across the UK which were to be the first of many that could have helped keep energy prices low and sustainable for us all, whilst we find practical ways to go green.

There is no question that a climate crisis exists. But it is the greed and profligate exploitation of resources, travel on demand, shipping, low wage and undeveloped economies, as well as our throw away culture where products are literally designed to only last a limited time, that are already the biggest and most consistent offenders when it comes to the creation of this very troubling climate legacy which in many ways is set to last.

The way we have been living is unsustainable. But we have been led to believe that there are no consequences for low-cost, instantly available goods of all kinds, because our politicians, media and big businesses have told us so.

Unfortunately, the transition we face from the way we live now to the way that we need to be, is not one that it as simple as switching one way of being on or off, or just exchanging it momentarily for another, or passing overnight from A to B.

Yet this is exactly the expectation we are being told that we must accept when ways of producing energy cheaply are aggressively being switched off without methods of energy production being in place to replace them, that can be relied on, consistently at all times.

It is very easy for unthinking, self-interested people with influence and power to impose such changes on others who are living lives that they do not will not ever understand.

These elites are the people who, after all, will not be forced to switch off a power supply or moderate their use of energy at times of the day when it is perfectly normal for any one of us to expect those things to be switched on.

The elites are the ones who do not have to worry about buying expensive battery powered cars, and then charging them with all of the additional costs but that process will involve.

The reality is that the changes that we have to make can only become sustainable by changing the way that we think and the way that we live. We must change the way that we do business and accept that it is no longer going to work if we just expect everything we want to be available and to immediately arrive.

It is hideous that instead of facing up to the realities of the situation that they have contributed to and helped to create, or political leaders and the elites of the establishment believe that they can just continue with all of the dangerous processes and activities around the globe that are damaging our World. Just as long as they are seen to be forcing us to take steps that are completely  impractical, but can be seen publicly to demonstrate that they are doing their bit to alleviate the coming climate pain.

The decisions and the choices that the elites have made are the easy ones. They are not the decisions that require hard work. What our Politicians should be doing is looking those who have created this problem and who are profiting from its continuation in the eye and doing the things that need to be done to make them change so that what they do is ethical, and profit just becomes a consequence of industrial activity – not the primary aim as it is today.

Change is a process that cannot be achieved overnight. And whilst we moved towards a place where we can all live green, sustainably without avoidable and unnecessary levels of pain for those who cannot afford forced overnight change, there must be a commonsense approach to using the resources is an sources of power that we have available. One that may not be palatable to the green lobby itself, but will mean that a basic, practical and consistent standard of living remains accessible at all times of the day to us all.

It is simply unacceptable to fill the gap in energy provision with the lie that energy supplies can always be secured from foreign shores.

With war now likely in the Eastern European Country of Ukraine, the chances are that Russia will use energy supplies as a key bargaining token within a very manipulative strategic game.

The UK must become self sustaining in every way possible as soon as this outcome can be achieved.

Energy must be produced from the sources and resources that we have available to us and that can be generated within and on our own shores.

In an uncertain world we must move away from being reliant upon the delivery of goods services food or any other product that makes us vulnerable because we are out someone else’s beck and call.

Above all, we have an obligation to create and maintain a benchmark basic standard of living for the poor.

Truss in Moscow: Why big her up and say she must have got it right because the Russians are putting her down, when its more likely they have realised she’s just another clown?  

February 11, 2022 1 comment

Incompetent Politicians don’t change their spots. Nor do they grow a set of angelic wings, just because they have hopped on a plane and started swanning around media opportunities with Foreign Leaders, bigging themselves up with tough sounding statements and behaving as if they are completely in charge.

Yet to hear and read the comments that many are making about Foreign Secretary Liz Truss’s visit to Moscow this week, it sounds very much as if our journalists and commentators think this is precisely the case.

Russian Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov’s retort that facts ‘bounce off’ Truss and saying that speaking to the wannabe prime minister was akin to ‘the deaf talking to the blind’, doesn’t exactly take us into unfamiliar territory.

In fact, under the Johnson regime during the Covid Pandemic, an honest assessment of any kind where any of our Ministers leading this Government is concerned is likely to sound very similar if not exactly the same.

For some reason, because a Russian minister has said this, there now exists some lapse from any kind or reality. It has solicited a robotic response that where Truss in Moscow is concerned, this view simply cannot be true.

In fact, the journos and commentators have gone further still, and suggested that such a response tells us that Truss is doing her job right and not letting the Russians push us around. [head in hands]

Regrettably, few seem to comprehend the danger of allowing politicians of the poor quality that our current politicians, defined by a lack of a relationship with reality as they are, to head off and attempt to generate headlines from World events that are all about themselves. Rather than being anything to do with the true breadth and depth of what they are trying to involve us all in, Doing so, on no more than a whim.

As I wrote here recently, the UK isn’t equipped, resourced or politically stable enough to get involved in foreign wars that have nothing to do with us directly OR indirectly in any way.

Indeed, it is the very same political class from which our ambitious Foreign Secretary is drawn, who have been systematically responsible for dismantling our Armed Services over decades. Yet they continue to parade around and evangelize that in the sense of all things military, we still have the might and power of the days of Empire. When the truth is that the UK is not able to offer any thing like the same thing, and their stupidity has a horrible habit of unnecessarily costing British lives.

There is no question of the threat that the Russian Chinese Axis provides both militarily and economically.

But these two belligerent powers are not afraid of the West today in any way. Rather than allowing our politicians to keep doing the ‘Big I am’, we would do well to be asking why.

The Chinese and the Russians have been playing strategic games with us for years now. Using methods and means that our own political strategists don’t even understand. Our government advisors certainly offer no counter solutions that our fearful political class would be willing to embrace.

The bottom-line reality of all this is that we should not take Russian talk of using nuclear weapons to make what we believe to be a rhetorical point, any less seriously than we did the news that the United States had actually done so against Japan at the end of the Second World War.

It is after all highly feasible that the story gaining traction about Covid being generated by a lab leak in China has far more deliberate and sinister overtones at its base. That both the Chinese and Russians – who are working ever closely together – know that an invasion of Ukraine, Taiwan or both, could all too easily provide them with the leverage to harness and then remove any military or economic threat that the West currently has against them.

The Russians and the Chinese know and understand that our Politicians are all words, and not action. They know that they will run away from whatever frightens them. Because leadership and dealing with the everyday challenges of crisis and conflict and what they bring with them in the moment, are not abilities that our glory seeking politicians possess. As such standing up to them effectively is not even a choice.

This political class are right up to their necks in the problems that the UK already faces. We are in no position for Liz Truss, Boris or for any of them to go to work creating any more.

In the weakened state that the UK is now in, not least of all because of the Johnson Governments’ wholly unnecessary response to Covid, we should at least try to find the humility to accept that it doesn’t matter how wrong the attitude and approach of a foreign power may be. The chances are that they are not taking the UK seriously, because above all else they have worked out that we are being led by clowns.

Socialism will always fail because there’s a capitalist at the heart of everyone

February 10, 2022 Leave a comment

We are told by socialists that the socialist experiment has only failed so far, because it hasn’t been done properly to date.

Like most things today, one of the biggest problems that it actually faces is that it has one name that has many different meanings, and the reality is that some of those meanings don’t even overlap, and very few look similar or are actually quite the same.

The truth is that the idea of socialism only works for people when it is perceived to be giving things away or making life in some way easy.

Such generosity is received well by the young (who are inexperienced) and by those who have a chip on their shoulder, an axe to grind or are angry with the world around them and how they see themselves to have been mistreated in some way.

Yet free rides don’t improve lives. They have a habit of just making your existence more comfortable, wherever it is that you are. And if you want to improve yourself and the experience you have, that will never be something that someone else will hand you on a plate.

Lying latent within everyone, is the sense that we can improve and better our situation, and that betterment requires more from us coming from within ourselves, than simply reaching out in any direction with a begging bowl or with open hands.

Capitalism is a muti-meaning and multi-faceted word too. One that misleads in the sense that it is commonly accepted to equate with the desire and greed for money, when the truth is that with morality, ethics and responsibility, it is the industry that capitalist thinking generates which is the powerhouse at every level within our communities that can ensure that each and every one of us has the opportunity for personal growth.

The badges of Socialism and Capitalism, with the meaningless nonsense attributed to them that we have come to know as left and right, are anachronistic and have no place in a balanced and equitable world.

The truth is that if we all adopted the approach of treating all others the same, of treating all others fairly, and of treating all others as we would ourselves wish to be treated the same, the unequitable nature of both socialism and capitalism as we know them would no longer be necessary and we would have a world that was balanced and equitable to all.

No Rishi, you don’t solve financial problems your Government created that are your responsibility to fix by forcing those experiencing them into debt

February 10, 2022 Leave a comment

Greed, stupidity and the rampant hunger for wealth and power are the root cause of the financial and economic crisis. It might only be the poor right now, but it’s a massive problem that we are all soon going to face.

Politicians are elected and given the responsibilities that they hold, on the understanding that they will address the problems that society faces. Not that they will create more, or make the problems we face even worse.

Yet creating problems and making them worse is exactly what this political class has done.

Creating problems for us is what this political class is still doing.

And in terms of the cost-of-living crisis and the damage the mass spending spree and money printing binge that Rishi Sunak embarked on two years ago, his input and stupidity currently tops them all.

So it is ironic in a very dark and troubling way, that with the rate of inflation he helped to create now out of control, and prices for the goods and services that people need daily to survive, heading skywards and into the clouds, the Chancellor’s solution to bridging the gap between what people have and what people need to address only the obscene rise in energy bills – is to give us a loan.

Yes, a loan. A loan that doesn’t solve the problem. A loan that will still make it impossible to pay the bills each month. A loan, that for many, without help of other kinds or taking on other forms of potentially very harmful debt, will be impossible to pay back even in instalments each month.

Sunak, his Tory chums and politicians from all sides before them have created the mess that the Country is now in.

Politicians have given big business free reign to monopolise what are essential public services and supplies, then legislated to make it legal and pave the way for them to charge and make profit however they like.

With the volume of free money that the Government has pumped into pockets across the economy over the past two years under his stewardship as Chancellor, Sunak has given a green light to all kinds of big business to charge a whole lot more. And they are now doing so, knowing that our incompetent political class think there will be no consequences to simply printing more.

The reality is that however clever our politicians think, and their advisors tell them that they are, they cannot hide the creation of money on the scale they have been printing it in statistics and future figures such as GDP.

The consequences of dodging reality are now there for all to see. Imposed borrowing would only work for those who can afford the monthly payments, IF there were a guarantee that things would now stay exactly the same, inflation disappeared and things could not get any worse.

That guarantee simply does not exist. And as the Tory lack of appreciation of what budgeting to survive when you live in poverty and are already going hungry already shows, this ex-banker Chancellor, who desperately wants to be PM and has absolutely no concept of what an extra £10 a week in relative terms actually means, is about to push many families over a financial cliff. When its actually his responsibility to pull the poorest back up to a level playing field, and where a gap still exists to give them a bridge.

Tackling the vested interests head on and returning ownership of any service which is essential for everyone to live back into a new form of public ownership, is the only way that the problems like the energy crisis can be solved in the long term.

Because for as long as private interests and profit remain involved, the priority will always be making more money and not keeping the vulnerable and the poor out of the cold.

Taking us out of Covid Rules too quickly could prove as costly as it was to take us too far in. Boris is pulling political stunts that defy practical reality and the chances are it will result in more pain

February 10, 2022 Leave a comment

The chances are, showman or not, Boris Johnson has come to hate the weekly spectacle that is Prime Ministers Questions (PMQs).

As recent weeks and months have increasingly come to confirm that as a Politician and Leader, Johnson really is as vacuous as he looks, it has become apparent that the Prime Minister only feels at home in the spotlight, where he is the centre of attention and able to feel like he is fully in control.

Whilst Keir Starmer really offers nothing new or anything better than our Conservative Prime Minister, the Labour Leader has managed to outshine Johnson at PMQs and made it appear that he wasn’t expending much effort to do so.

Minded of this and the wider campaign that No10 is currently engaged in an attempt to make everyone forget Boris’ lies over Partygate, all without him either apologising or being cleared, it should perhaps be no great surprise that Wednesday’s 12 Noon focus of the News Channels would be seen as a great platform to produce one of those white rabbits from the hat, and end up killing two birds with one stone.

Getting to his feet in Parliament yesterday, Johnson opened by announcing that Covid rules would end a month earlier than the 24th of March as had been intended. In one moment, he effectively stole this week’s PMQs show.

On the face of it, the diversion worked a treat. There can be little doubt that as the Metropolitan Police Investigation grumbles on, the complete removal of anything left of the Covid Rules the Johnson Tories imposed before it ends will quickly become less than relevant in the minds of many. To them, the whole thing will be over and what Boris has done won’t matter anymore at all.

It’s a cynical ruse for sure. One that depends on the Covid Pandemic really being over. One that relies on there being no future Lockdown or series of steps backwards towards it brought about by another variant that causes massive problems. Problems that will be in no small part caused because of the way the Government has already messed with people’s heads.

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I’ve always been against Lockdowns and the unnecessary Covid Measures that followed and have been one of the few to have continually spoken out against them right from the very start.

My view has been based on practicality. With dealing with the realities of all the things that happen as they happen. Not as the Politicians have been doing, by building a strategy based on what ifs and things that haven’t even happened yet and in many cases never did happen or never will.

So, with this in mind, I find myself in the rather curious position of suggesting that lifting all remaining Covid Rules may not be the best thing to do. That yet again and in very polar fashion, Boris is not showing leadership and taking the practical approach to the situation that good leadership would. And that he may just be taking a massive bet with our future, in the hope that a lifetime of bluster will come to the rescue and this time deliver a Lazarus-esque personal win.

Practical reality:

That we are where we are in the UK today, is very fortunate given the way that other Countries are experiencing and dealing with Covid. Not least of all because the Government created a situation where so many people still believe that Covid is worse than any other illness like flu that have long been endemic. Instead, now requiring that special treatments for Covid be imposed upon the healthy many, rather than sensibly offered and given to just the poorly few.

Viruses continually mutate. Whilst the Omicron variant turned out not only to dominate the previous Delta variant, but also cause less problems for those who have been infected, the euphoria, celebrations and release from Johnsons Jail with out any kind of follow up, could, very regrettably prove to be very short lived. That is IF we don’t continue to take the minimum steps that we can to protect the UK, without them being a burden on normal or everyday life.

We have all lived through the experience of how quickly Covid spread across the UK, once we had let the virus in.

No new Covid variant that comes from any Country outside of the UK would be any different. And if a new Covid variant should prove to create outcomes for people that are more severe or complicated than the Omicron Variant, chances are that with each and every Covid rule removed, we could very easily find everyone, and everything being taken right back to Covid ground zero in no time at all.

Such an event would not be manageable in the soundbite-heavy ‘its time to live with Covid’ way that Johnson and his Government would like us now to believe. This is simply because of the latent fear the Government created that rests within the minds of so many. Fear that itself cannot and would not be mitigated because of the failure of the Government to refocus, reform and develop new and improved resources so that the NHS can cope with an upsurge in cases. A scenario that will inevitably lead our fearful political leaders to shut down the Country once again, just so our dysfunctional National Health Service can cope.

Lockdowns were never necessary. But the use of Behavioural Science made them so.

Furlough money, Covid loans, grants and subsidies were not the way to help and support businesses that couldn’t operate or employees that were unable to work.

Together, they have scarred and damaged individuals, businesses and the economic situation of the UK itself. There is no way that we can go through all of this madness all over again and come out of it in a way that will work.

Keeping our communities, regions and the Country able to function for however long it takes until Covid itself, or the way that people respond to are no longer a threat to ‘normal’ life should be an ongoing priority for the Government. One that is in the best interests of us all.

For instance, the situation no longer exists where international travel, shipping and holidays come without the obvious risk that a visitor to the UK, or a resident returning will bring a new Covid variant in.

Border checks and tests are a minor inconvenience for the small number of people who make the voluntary choice to travel. And it is only by restoring and keeping practical steps just like these in place, that Boris or indeed any of our political leaders can be sure of a real, people-focused win.

The Blairs, Majors, Browns and Heseltines need to shut up and butt out. They caused enough chaos during their own time, without making the unfolding travesty any worse within ours

February 9, 2022 Leave a comment

In recent days, weeks and months, we have seen the reemergence of many of the political dinosaurs, taking to their soap boxes to give interviews and speeches proselytizing everything that is wrong, and what in their wisdom we should do now.

If we’d have had a political leader and Prime Minister within living memory who had done all the right things and delivered everything good for this Country that they could, we might now be looking back longingly at their tenure and be wishing that we could call on them to return to public service – knowing that on their track record alone, there would be a good chance that they could pick up and run with the mess that this current political class has made, sort it all out and do some good too.

Whilst such a situation might exist as some future time, it is a very long way from now.

What we don’t need as we face the abys of a systemic collapse and time of massive crisis and change ahead, are any of the wannabe clowns from the past, who have each contributed to the creation of the circus we are witnessing in some way, returning from the depths and giving us the benefit of yet another performance – as if it’s just another annual visit to the same old town.

It has been said in the media recently that every political career ends in failure. But I’m not sure I would agree that is true.

For if we had Politicians who were in our Parliament and in our Councils for all the right reasons, there is little doubt that doing right is what they would actually do.

When politicians are genuinely able, public-serving leaders, they will inevitably leave a legacy behind them that was not manufactured by design. But by the results of what they do.

If the time should come when we experience what true leadership actually looks and more importantly feels like for us all, rather than a continuation of this age of tokenism that benefits the few, then we might need the voices of the past to revisit us to ensure that we secure our future once more.

In the meantime, if voices from the past have nothing helpful to bring to the table, it would be better for us all if they had good manners enough to remain obscured from view.

The unethical rich control and are raising the prices of everything a struggling public needs

February 9, 2022 Leave a comment

Those with the money either own the businesses that provide the things that we need or have significant if not disproportional influence upon them and how they work.

In a world now dominated by an obsession with wealth and profit, the motives that drive the businesses which have defining control over the way that industry and the markets work are solely focused on the bottom line. They drive the increase of net profit margins at every turn.

Man cannot have two masters. And any business that has lost sight of why it exists, whether it be to produce the best goods, the best food, the best services or the best experience, it will always be looking to make ways to improve those margins to keep feeding the greed and ambition of the people at the top or those on their way there.

In circumstances where commercial self-interest has consistently pushed an agenda of deregulation and so-called ‘freedom of the markets’, we find ourselves in a financial and economic maelstrom where companies at the top of any marketplace can charge and do what they want. Not because its morally right. But because the laws they have influenced into being, to be amended or to be removed tell them that they can.

The whole downward spiral is presented in the form of a narrative that tells the public at large that the markets will always look after everything if the reach of government is kept to the absolute minimum that it can be.

Yet this narrative fails to tell the same trusting public that it pushes power further and further into the hands and control of the very few who are at the top of this twisted money tree. And that the process of unhindered deregulation only leads to price rises and misery for the people at the bottom whilst the bank accounts swell and gift even more opportunities for control at the very top.

This system is based on the economic theory or philosophy called Neoliberalism. Ironically, even many of those speaking out against the way that Governments are working today, do not understand the realities of what giving control of the system to the bankers and the industrialists actually does.

The only saving grace – if you can call it that, is that the spiral downwards (which the neoliberals believe heads the other way for as long as they are in profit and making money) inevitably leads only to one place: A systemic collapse. Because you cannot break one end of a completely unbalanced society and think for even one minute that the other end of it can maintain its very questionable and unbalanced place.

The Cost-of-Living Crisis that our Politicians have caused: How can it be that we have less when we receive and spend exactly the same amount, whilst others seem to have a lot more?

February 9, 2022 Leave a comment

To deal with the Lockdown and the related issues which were unnecessary and of their own making, Chancellor Rishi Sunak and the Johnson Government embarked on a profligate money printing bender.

It has been an obscene public spending spree that has not only led to the explosion of public debt. It has accelerated all of the deep-seated financial and economic problems that the UK already had before the Covid Pandemic arrived.

So, what has this all got to do with me, you might ask?

It’s a good question. Especially if you didn’t get any free Furlough money or didn’t have a grant of some kind that you didn’t really need or weren’t expecting to be fire hosed via the local council into your business.

Money is money and its value stays the same, doesn’t it?

Well, the answer is no. The value of money doesn’t ever stay the same – because money only represents value and is not the value of anything itself.

This is a crude example of what is happening, but it will hopefully illustrate the point:

  1. Let’s say that £1000 is all the money that exists. Alongside, there are £1000 worth of goods, £1000 worth of property and £1000 worth of services that have that have value, but that value can only be exchanged by using the £1000 that exists.
  2. You own £100 of the money that exists and that money is sat in your bank account or in bank notes in your hand.
  3. One day, you go out and buy £20 of property, £20 of goods and £10 of services and still have £50 left in your bank account or in banknotes in your hands, which at any time on that day will buy the same things all over again.
  4. The next day, you wake up to find that the Government has printed another £1000 of money and put it in someone else’s bank account or straight into their hands.
  5. But whilst the government printed twice the money, only the same amount of goods, property and services or ‘output’ exists.
  6. Because the total amount of money has doubled overnight, the value of those goods, services and property that exist have also doubled over night.
  7. Now, when you go out to shop for the £20 of goods, the £20 of property and the £10 of services you find that the prices have doubled, and you can no longer buy or afford the same that you previously had.

So, increasing the amount of money in circulation whilst there is no corresponding rise in production, goods manufactured in sold or service output simply means that there is more money available in proportion to everything that can be sold.

What makes the situation worse, is that most of the money that has been printed by the Government has gone into the hands of people and companies that are already very rich, who see and understand what the government is doing and then push up prices, knowing that the government will turn around and print even more.

Meanwhile, throughout this process, those on the lowest wages have effectively gained nothing. They instead find that the same amount of money they earned as last month, will no longer cover the cost of the same foods, goods and services. Sooner or later, they will have to borrow or go into debt, secure a higher income or apply for benefits. Or if that’s not possible, go with out in one or many different ways instead.

To call money printing to solve problems that could have been avoided and the Politicians themselves created is a travesty borne of ignorance, stupidity and self-interest, is only made worse by the reality that the political classes have colluded with the finance sector to allow banks to do exactly the same things, not just over the past two years, but for decades of real time.

Printing Money doesn’t solve problems – it just creates many more by helping the rich and punishing the poor.

Deference should no longer be given just because of a job title, role or what people are. Respect should be given to everyone on the basis of who people demonstrate themselves to be

February 9, 2022 Leave a comment

The general feeling of disgust with the way our Politicians behave and the contempt that they demonstrably feel towards the people who gave them their power, is leaving a bad taste in the mouths of many.

There is a growing realisation amongst us that the people we have trusted to represent us and make decisions on our behalf, simply aren’t the people we think they are.

Yet this awakening to how things really work and operate is not restricted to the current tenants within our broken political system alone.

In fact, the behaviour and misuse of just about every public office or role of influence at National level and within our communities is coming into question. As more and more of the incumbents blur the lines between what their priorities should be and what they clearly are.

MPs provide the best example, because they are in one of the very few of these roles which can be seen and observed by everyone’s eyes.

But the departure from the expectation of what any position of responsibility to the public or to our communities requires of the individual is present at every level. Many of those who have taken jobs, appointments or voluntary roles that carry with them the ability to influence lives and our way of living for the better, are now simply not doing so. They have pursued these roles to gain benefits and advancement of their own.

It doesn’t matter whether they are MPs, Councillors, Mayors, Police & Crime Commissioners, Chief Constables, Government Officers, Academics, Charity Leaders or indeed any role that is there to work on behalf of us all or for the public good. Many are following their own agendas and motives.

This malaise is no small part the reason that public services and services run on our behalf don’t seem to work as well as they should.

Its why for some who have had their lives or businesses directly impacted by this self-serving madness, there is a simmering question of how things have got this bad and how they got this far.

If you are not already asking this question yourself, the chances are that you soon will be. And the answer includes facing up to the reality that we all share some of the responsibility when it comes to identifying who is at fault.

It’s not an act we have carried out or words that we have spoken. This problem that we have facilitated, boils down to the way that we think.

Many of us grew up and were conditioned to believe that any public-facing role within our communities would ensure that the incumbent was worthy of deference and our respect by default.

For a long time, that was certainly the case. And we also dealt with the odd case of deviance from that expectation by seeing it for what it was: the one rotten apple in the barrel, with no reason to assume the motives and integrity of the others had failed to remain on par.

But times have been changing without us seeing that change for what it was or what it means.

The past 5 or 6 decades has seen an obsession with money and material wealth take over as the driver for so much of what we all experience or do. As a direct result, the motives for people to pursue a role of public service – even in the commercial sphere – has evolved to being all about what people can get, instead of what those people can do.

Great people at all levels often suffer from what is known as imposter syndrome. They gain roles and responsibility through merit and hard work, but still feel that someone has made a mistake and that at some point they will ‘get found out’. Alternatively, they attain recognition they thought would be impossible to achieve and simply reward themselves by thinking that it must have been something that everyone could have done because they did it; not realising that they are the only one.

But now we have this problem across society, created by years and years of people climbing their way up the ladders of public roles and public service, just because they believe that getting that job or securing that role will be the one thing that will make them great.

Nobody explained to any of the charlatans we have masquerading as public leaders, that if you were not a great person or if you didn’t have the potential to be one already, you wont suddenly become great because you have a title, role or job.

Because they don’t have the ethics, morality, care and consideration for others that people who do the right things at every turn normally possess – because that’s the person they are, these humanesque cockoos function only to live up to what they think everything they do should look like, instead of concentrating on doing the best job that they can instead.

Whilst the idiosyncrasies, influence and responsibilities of each and every role that referred to here to may be different, there are distinct commonalities to the way that the wrong people getting themselves into the wrong jobs have evolved.

There is perhaps no better example of someone being in the wrong job, getting there for all the wrong reasons and then doing all the wrong things, than that of our current Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

For all his ambition and inspiration, or rather his idolisation of Winston Churchill and how everything about Winston Churchill looked, Boris’ understanding of the man, his motives and his work are arguably only surface deep and no more than a perception at best.

Indeed, there is little question that Johnson and the whole political culture behind him is driven by the idea that being an MP and Prime Minister is merely based on the perception that it is all about being a public figure. That there are other people around who are always there to do the real work, and that all you need do is play the part and talk the talk.

The problem with having MPs that should not be MPs is that their lack of understanding of their own roles and responsibilities mean that they leverage the advice, guidance, understanding and s0-called expertise of other people who have also lost sight of why they are where they are and what their responsibilities mean.

This is how we came to find and experience so much of the Government’s Lockdown Policies being led by Health Professionals. Public servants who may know a lot about health, but have zero understanding or perspective when it comes how anything else in the world works or how it should be.

We are now approaching a crossroads where we can no longer afford to listen to, trust or be led without question by roles and jobs with titles. Especially when it is clear that the people in them are not the people we think they really are or know they should be.

It is who these people are and who they prove themselves to be that is the beacon of respect that we should be following.

We can no longer afford to fall into the trap of believing that anyone can be relied on simply because of what they are.

The introduction of Price controls on foods, goods and services may become essential as this cost-of-living crisis develops. We would be fools to rule out rationing becoming necessary too

February 8, 2022 Leave a comment

Yes, it does feel a bit like being the voice of doom and gloom as I write and produce videos about all the things that are going on and talk about what we can realistically expect as being likely to happen next.

The point is, that if someone like me can see what is happening and what is likely to happen next, the people we have elected as MPs have absolutely no excuse not to do so too.

In fact, our public representatives should be well ahead of the curve in both their horizon scanning and thinking than most.

Regrettably, they are not.

To be fair, the complexity of the growing problems and how each and every one of them interacts with the others is mind bogglingly scary to say the least.

Yet it is the culture of ‘let’s always take the easy option’ that exists, top to bottom within the British Political System, that has made the difficulties that are only just starting for us, significantly worse.

There are many people in this Country today who cannot afford to feed themselves, home themselves, clothe themselves, transport themselves or function normally in any way on the wages or income they have, without debt or benefits – or what is really a subsidy from the Government and therefore everyone else in some way.

Prices of the foods, goods and services that provide the basic essentials for life are spiraling out of control. Living at the standard we are experiencing even today, will soon become unaffordable for most.

Yet the complexities I mentioned above, all come back to just one thing: That the economic system we have today has been developed to benefit the self-interests of the few. That those driving it have continued to push prices up in the pursuit of ever-growing profits for as long as our stupid politicians have printed money and kept handing it out. When instead good politicians would have faced up to reality and dealt with the problems for wider society that have been caused by that same greedy few.

The Covid Pandemic has caused stupid politicians and greedy business and financial leaders to overplay their hand.

In fact, the inflationary spiral they have created together is now out of reach of any form of control they possess. Indeed, the only actions our weak-minded politicians have to address the issues are only serving to make the whole problem worse.

Events, or a coming chronology of them – which will have been caused by so many different profit-driven people with influence behaving in the same way, will combine to make basic food unaffordable where it is available. It will be absent from the supermarket and shop shelves where it would otherwise be not.

Food riots, as the system collapses and the old order makes way for a new one that will work for all will settle the mind of many. Especially the politicians that we have for the time that their waning power remains.

Greed, hoarding and any kind of self-driven prioritisation will have to go out of the window.

That will mean supermarket rationing as we experienced during the early Lockdowns. There will be an immediate need for Government to step in and fix prices along the entire food and essential goods supply chain, so that nobody can use this time of crisis to profit off the backs of us all.

Some of the more economically minded will baulk at the idea of any kind of price fixing, price regulation or price controls, because of its non-capitalist and non-market-friendly nature.

But the reality is that the epoch of easy money and making massive profits by exploiting the many to benefit the already bloated few, is now reaching its end.

A new system will emerge that will be fair to all. But it will not resemble anything that we’ve seen or experienced before.

As we walk the pathway to get there, it will be necessary to ensure that what we still have available – which will plenty for all of us without the influence or intervention of ongoing greed – will be made available fairly to all.

Money as we know it is likely to become only one of many different ways to make payment as change takes place. And it is therefore just as likely that rationing of the essentials that are available will also be necessary for everyone.

The times ahead may prove to be painful. But it’s the future which is possible for everyone once the change has been completed that we should look forward to.

The opportunities for a fair and just way of living, where everyone and everything matters are not just a pipe dream. They really exist and are there for us all.

After the pain, we have much happier times in store.

The cost-of-living crisis our Politicians created: Can they fix it? No, they can’t

February 8, 2022 Leave a comment

Inflation, cost of living, fall in living standards, foodbanks, debt. These are all terms that we are set to see and hear regularly on the news and across our social media feeds from now on.

In the past few days alone, we have had mealy-mouthed responses from the establishment to the news of skyrocketing inflation across prices and the cost of the goods and services that are basically essential for people to live.

On one side, we have had celebrity Kirsty Allsopp telling young people that dropping their Netflix Subscription will make buying a house something they can afford.

We have heard former Tory MP and Minister Edwina Curry evangelising that green living is easily affordable because a battery powered car only costs £249 per month.

Then we have the Chancellor and would-be-world-king, striding to the rescue of the very people he threw overboard with a solution to the obscene energy price hike, dressed as a subsidy that is in fact no more than a loan.

In amongst all of this sits the reality and truth. It has been these very same Politicians and the establishment that supports them who have created and facilitated everything that is now going wrong economically for normal people, our communities and the UK as a whole.

They are from amongst the team of architects who have built or paid lip service to the economic house of cards that is now crumbling. And we must ask the question, ‘Can the people who created this and the problems that are coming really be the people with the solutions that will ultimately put it all right?’

It is perhaps a little too easy to see everything that is happening today within the frame of the Covid Pandemic. In fact, our Politicians – who are proving themselves to have a rather distant relationship with the truth – are relying on it.

Yet, Covid itself has very little to do with the problems we now face.

Whatever the real genesis of the Covid Pandemic turns out to be, time will tell us that it was the Lockdowns and the Covid Measures that the Government imposed in response that were our real undoing.

These wholly avoidable Measures have proven to be the catalyst that brought together systemic problems with the way that our economy works that had been building up for years, creating a perfect storm that is set to explode.

The house of cards that I refer to, is one that has been building for decades. One that has been established on self-serving ideas. It does not have a foundation upon fact.

The ideas come under the guise of terms such as Neoliberalism, Modern Monetary Theory and FIAT Money and in all likelihood many other esoteric terms.

Yet they all funnel into just one thing: A system that works expansively to favour only the rich, adding money to their pile, whilst continually taking the value out of everything for everyone else.

The pivotal moment or crossing of the Rubicon came when the last Labour Government bailed out the mistakes of privately owned banks in the Great Financial Crisis of 2008. It set the precedent and created the false belief that Politicians could print just as much money as they liked to get out of trouble, without fear of any consequences. And it is this that has brought the situation to where it is today.

OUR FINAL BILL for this Government’s management of the Covid Pandemic is not even in. But in September 2021, the National Audit Office projected it to be a total of £370 Billion.

Without adding a penny more, this is rather troubling figure. As the fact remains that this expenditure and the National Debt is has created was unnecessary, and it was stupidity and mismanagement at the highest level that was its direct cause.

Its important to know and to understand this. Because, contrary to what our inept Political class believe, no decisions on public policy can be made without consequences.

When a Country prints money of an amount so big, the consequence is to push the boundaries of an already unequitable and broken system to breaking point that is set to make life unaffordable if not unliveable for many and potentially for us all.

That’s why the prices of everything that we need are now spiralling out of control.

Einstein said that “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results”. Yet that is what our Politicians are doing now, each and every time that they reach into the UKs empty pockets and try to solve an escalating inflationary problem – where people can’t afford to live, by printing money that neither exists, nor can it be tied to parallel production or economic output of any kind.

Our Politicians, the advisors, the experts and the establishment behind them don’t have solutions or answers to the problems they caused or contributed to and what is coming next.

They have got away with so much for so long, that when it really mattered, they simply went too far.

The question now is not if there will have to be change both at the top and how we do government and politics in this Country. It is merely the question of when.

When we’ve had enough of the pain that self-serving interests have caused that we will be collectively ready to decide.

Physically intimidating Starmer or any MP helps nobody. But all MPs should consider how people now feel about all that’s happened on their watch

February 8, 2022 Leave a comment

It’s easy for pundits and journalists with an agenda to make yesterday’s incident involving Keir Starmer and anti-Lockdown Protestors, all about Boris and the Jimmy Savile ‘slur’.

The story has been part of the headlines for the better part of a week. And the fact that an angry looking mob were using the story that Johnson had hypocritically conjured up in PMQs to attack the Labour Leader makes it all very easy, if not lazy headline news.

There is a rich irony involved in the way that Journalists and establishment stooges grab anything negative with an element of truth to create a narrative that suits their needs but will nonetheless be misleading in the majority of ways. After all, that’s exactly what Boris did when he was trying to use the Savile story as a get out of jail free card when Starmer had him under the cosh.

Mainstream Journalists don’t look for the real story anymore. They look for the one that will sell, ideally within the framework of the narrative that their establishment bosses want sold.

What doesn’t sit well with the establishment today, are the protests now germinating around the World. Set into being or inspired by Truckers in Canada laying siege to Ottawa. Normal working people who are being bullied by their PM, Justin Trudeau.

Whilst it would be foolish to equate the specifics of the rules that have accompanied each and every National Lockdown, the commonality of all of them – right around the World – does equate to just one thing: Massive, unnecessary and avoidable overreach by an out-of-touch and fearful elite. Totalitarian diktats from political ‘leaders’ who are too scared of their own shadow to have the decency to step back from the damaging narratives and destructive measures that they have all created.

This is the point that many of those in charge of this Country and the institutions and businesses that support this form of leadership clearly don’t appreciate or want to understand: There are a lot of very unhappy people in the UK – unhappy about everything that has happened in the past two years – and that number is growing by the day.

The appreciation and understanding that something is very wrong with the way this Country is governed is manifesting at a visceral and sensory level for increasing numbers. People understand that the rot and disease that has engulfed the British Political system is a long way from being only Tory deep.

They know and remember well – contrary to the short memories of the People that Politicians have been able to rely on as ways out of a problem before – that the Labour Party and in fact all of our MPs are up to their bloody necks in either helping to facilitate Lockdowns by doing nothing or by enthusiastically supporting and championing both the restrictions and the ill-conceived Covid Measures that quickly accompanied as each of them was born.

Starmer was an easy target for the Protesters in London yesterday, because thanks to Johnson, he carries a cross very clearly across his back, drawn with a story that is much easier to make sense of and therefore to explain.

The attacks, whether verbal or otherwise, don’t make the wrongs of Starmer, Johnson or any of our MPs, right. And those protesting now or who choose to join them in future, should be aware that by intimidating these moralistically vacuous people in any way, their targets will just see another excuse to award themselves further protections which will be added to the list of draconian measures that are already hurting or have hurt all of us in some way.

That said, there simply are no excuses for what the Johnson Government has done and what the Starmer-led Opposition has encouraged them to do.

The Lockdowns and the restriction of our freedoms were always wrong and unnecessary. But they were also just the start.

The Covid Measures themselves are a major contributory factor in every problem, challenge and difficulty that is on its way.

And as the cost-of-living crisis and the fall in living standards really start to bite, made worse by the financial crash that is also set to come, the chances are that the protests we are witnessing in the UK today, are just a very small taste of what is about to come.

It would, therefore, be prudent for all of our MPs to think clearly and very carefully about the part they have played in all of this; take the responsibility they have been entrusted with to at least begin trying to mitigate some of the growing issues in a meaningful way.

Above all, it’s time for all of our existing MPs to stop pretending that any of this is going to change with just the removal of the PM from his job.

When is comedy funny, and when is comedy not funny at all?

February 7, 2022 Leave a comment

With an eye on the stories in the media over the weekend, it would have been difficult to miss the crisis of his own making that Comedian Jimmy Carr is now facing, as he begins talking up fear of his own ‘cancellation’ over a ‘joke’ he made involving Gypsies and The Holocaust in a show of his being streamed on Netflix.

The fact that Mr Carr has actually been here before – when he found himself on the end of public disfavor over Tax evasion in 2012 – should perhaps be raising more of a smile than it actually is.

But then again, the whole matter raises the rather valid question ‘When is comedy funny, and when is comedy not funny at all?’

Don’t get me wrong. Some of the programmes that Mr Carr is involved in, such as the Great Big Fat Quiz of the Year are very funny. As are other shows and programmes that comedians of the same genre take part in. Because put in context and without exercising an obsessive desire to make everyone guilty for being a complete cock, the more general humour that comedy shows contain is usually a lot of fun.

That general humour I refer to here is observational comedy. Humour and comedy where the jokes are made about life experience which relate to the absurdities of existence that is experience by us all. They are not being directed at individuals or in anyway being unkind.

Sadly, Mr Carr is not the only comedian who has come to either rely upon or regularly test the water when it comes to victimising others to gain popularity. They quite literally up their wages over a joke that comes at someone else’s expense.

The problem is that it isn’t just real humour that makes people laugh.

When you have a captive audience that can come in many different kinds, the sad truth that many people will laugh at a comedian because of wishing to be seen as being part of the group or because of what they relate to being like the stupidity of some of the people they meet in normal life.

Regrettably in this case, it is knowingly being brought to the stage or to a public platform where it is being used to be deliberately unkind.

Funny or not. It would be better for all if we were to encourage each other to think and see comedy and any kind of joke made in poor taste for what it is, rather than doing the ‘group thing’ when it comes to pretending to take offence. It certainly doesn’t mean that the source of it should be ‘cancelled’ out.

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