Finally we learn what most of us still sane already knew, that Boris Johnson did lie to Parliament about Partygate. Finally it comes to pass that Boris ‘the clown’ finally trips up and lands in a pile of shite of his own making. Now left defending the indefensible Boris is intent upon devaluing the findings of the report and the whole process that reached the truth. Thing is Boris Johnson just cannot accept the truth and wouldn’t recognise it if he stumbled over it in his oversized Clown shoes. Truth is that Johnson never had the integrity to be a Prime Minister in the first place. I can almost see Theresa May smiling from here. Johnson stabbed her in the back to further his own political ambitions. Hope Johnson disappears now and takes off his hard hat and high viz vest and simply fades away. Let’s get back to grown up politics instead of this circus.
Sat here on a Saturday night wondering if I had been travelling in time with Dr Who. All repeats of the Wheel and Blankety Blank. I even knew the outcome of the Wheel because my mindvhad been refreshed by watching Gogglebox earlier in the week which had the very same episode. So what’s going on with Saturday Night entertainment on the BBC? It’s really no fun watching repeats of game shows when you know what’s going to happen. Either give us a new series of the Wheel or something completely new. Watching predictable TV is certainly not on during prime viewing.
Last weeks admissions of failure by the British Water Companies are the perfect demonstration of the failure of Margaret Thatcher’s privatisations. Water pollution in the UK reflects and reveals decades of mismanagement by these water companies and exposes once and for all the failures of Britain’s privatisations brought about by the Thatcher and Major governments.
Now the final cost of these privatisations include polluted rivers and the coastline of the British Isles. Years of lack of investment and mismanagement have surfaced to show us the extent of the problems of privatisation. These companies have been creaming off profits to shareholders and investing in other business interests whilst neglecting their primary purpose. The stench of corruption and malpractice is as bad as the stench left by them in our polluted rivers and our beaches. Companies such as these have the obligation to look after the resources they are managing not to trash them. This obligation should be a prerequisite to the nature of there work. Hence by increasing pollution in our rivers and upon our beaches they have failed to execute their duties properly and should be removed as a liability as quickly as possible. It wouldn’t take long to do this and to prove this in a court of law and the British Government should be pressed to do so as a matter of obligation. However we have a Conservative Government in power that still supports these failed privations dating back to the Thatcher and Major Governments so any action on the matter seems remote.
Yesterday’s announcement that the Bank of England is raising Interest Rates yet again to deal with Inflation and the Cost of Living Crisis just goes to show how clueless and incompetent Andrew Bailey really is. This is the twelfth interest rate rise to deal with this problem.
The previous eleven Interest rate rises had no effect and we continue to see prices of food and household items rising. All this proves is that the strategy of making people worse off simply is not the right way to deal with this situation. It appears that the lack of creativity and dogmatic response from Andrew Bailey and his Bank of England simply isn’t the solution to this current set of circumstances.
The Kremlin Drone Show was completely staged and faked and choreographed by Putin and Russia. Also it just so happened that someone was conveniently placed to film the whole event. The Kremlin Drone Show was completely faked by Putin and Russia in an attempt to legitimise the pursuit of it’s war against the Ukraine. The faked Show was an attempt to galvanise it’s people and to legitimise increased levels of aggression against the Ukraine. An attempt to bolster possibly faltering enthusiasm and support for Putin himself. These were Russians flying these drones all staged for the cameras. It was like watching a circus act or a piece of cinematography: the whole thing was staged and faked by Putin and Russia. It was either that or an act of dissent from amongst his own people. One can only hope that maybe there is some resistance movement in Russia itself planning the destruction and assassination of it’s own despotic leader.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) could determine our roles in the future and determine human societies. AI has the potential to undermine societies and destabilise human relationships. At present we have the ability to decide which way we wish to go with A.I but we should understand the consequences of using A.I. before we go any further with it’s implementation.
Just because we can do something doesn’t necessarily mean that we should do it
Artificial Intelligence (A.I) is a case in point here and just because we can do it doesn’t necessarily mean that we should do it. To progress an implement A.I means taking away a humans ability to do the same thing and give it to a machine of a chunk of code (or both). To progress like this and measure it in only profit and efficiency terms could be irresponsible. To consider the implementation of A.I. there has to be more consideration given other than just implementation for profit and efficiency gains. We have to learn to consider this topics of ethics, social responsibility, macro economics, social factors and even matters of world order. At present the world and various big players ( companies) are pressing ahead with A.I regardless. There seems to be a free laissez-faire attitude among Government’s to just let A.I happen. Nobody seems to be envisaging the future and what our increasing obsession with A.I. could potentially lead to.
Talks without allegiance and without commitment for towards armourments are likely to be a huge disappointment for Putin. China remains uncommitted towards Putin’s crusade. A show of strength yes but a commitment it is not. China will benefit from trading arrangements with Russia to replace some of what it has lost through the sanctions imposed upon Putin by the West but the deals made are not mutually beneficial. Putin is running out of options so any deals are better than no deals but it is also a sign of Russia and Putin diminished world currency. China remains aloof and certainly doesn’t wish to get drawn into a possible set of sanctions itself. China has to face it is reliant on exports to the West. To face large sanctions and boycotts on Chinese made goods would put his own regime at risk. People in China are being kept sweet and dormant by financial success. To risk upsetting that would most likely be a huge destabilising factor putting his regime at risk. The People’s Republic of China could be a very real possibility if this tyrannical regime were to upset those that they rule over. That Western trade are actually shoring up this regime is a political irony in itself. Take away this scaffolding and the Chinese are likely to implode.
Russians take a look at your country. Take a look at what you represent. Take a long hard look at the nazification that your country has undergone by Putin. Those of you that support Putin are the new Nazis. Putin has brought shame on your country and made you an international pariah. This is something that the majority of the world condemns. Your country is guilty of atrocities which you shall forever regret and be ashamed of. Putin must die and must be cleared away in order for your country to break free from it’s shame. You must rise up against Putin and destroy all that he symbolises. Russia is currently a Nazi state being run by a pseudo Tsar. Russians are the new Nazis of the World being led on this journey by your despotic leader Putin.
The West must go after Putin and defeat him by and any means possible. The West must continue to support the Ukraine and even give them everything that is required to defeat Putin including long range missiles and jet fighters.
Defeating Putin is the only way to weaken him enough to be toppled by his own people from the inside. There is no compromise Putin must die.
If you don’t hate Putin then you too must be a Nazi
The People of Russia are misinformed. They are kept in ignorance through the propaganda from Putin’s regime which feeds on and thrives on their ignorance. Putin controls all means of communication and propaganda in Russia. There are no defiant voices because they have been suppressed by Putin and his brutal police force which is just the KGB in disguise. Those who support Putin now are either the ignorant and misinformed or they themselves are Nazis. If you don’t hate Putin then you must yourself be a Nazi. Can there be an expectation that the people of Russia will eventually come to their senses. Can there been any cohesion of those against Putin and any hope that they may rise up and retake the sanity of their Country? Its a difficult task when there is little available to galvanise these people into a political and fighting force from within Russia. It’s possible but also a disparate hope. It is up to the West then to go further and make sure Putin is defeated firstly in the Ukraine and then on Russian soil.
Putin has destroyed the international reputation of Russia
Putin has destroyed the International reputation of Russia. He has turned Russia into a police state run on behalf of a group of Nazis. He has made Russia in a country of Nazi sympathisers. He claims to be running a campaign against the Ukraine on the basis that they are Nazis. However the only thing that comes close to being a Nazi state is actually that of Russia. The Russians are the real Nazis. The Russians represent the real Nazi threat to the world and Putin is the instigator and the Fuhrer.
Russia will never live down the shame that Putin has brought upon Russia. Russia deserves to be exiled for a long time. Russia must examine what it represents and what it had become.
Jeremy Hunt’s Budget 2022 serves only the Tories election needs and does very little to address the needs of the Country. Today’s Autumn Statement was a cynical budget which focused more on the Tories Election needs than anything else. The major pain has been withheld to a time following the next General Election. The aim of this was to prevent the Tories from becoming even more unpopular than they already are and to curb additional resentment towards them from the electorate in the run up to the next General Election. This is an attempt to stop leakage of voters based upon the Tories recent form and the fiasco of Trussonomics: still a sore wound in the memory of voters. Sure things are getting rough for the majority of ordinary people but there have been a number of sweeteners for: pensioners, those on the minimum wage and those on benefits. On the other hand inflation, prices and costs of fuel and energy are still rising. Also Council Tax is going to be another punch to the guts and an additional burden that hits everyone. This Government is still borrowing money to buy more time for the Tories to claw back some lost ground in the run up to the next election. So this is a cynical budget.
Tory policies have caused Britain to run aground. Thatcherite policies and values have now backed Britain into a cul-de-sac. There is no route forward any longer and therefore no reason to cling to the values of Thatcherism. Britain has no income and longer is is also bankrupt of ideas. Now the only course of action available to the Tories is to raise levels of government income from taxation. This was inevitable as a result of privatisation of Britain’s assets. Recent Tory governments have relied upon borrowing as a way of shoring up the facade that everything was under control. Then along came Liz Truss who yore down the mirrors to reveal the true horror show that the Tories had created. Truss even managed to make matters worse. No level of Tinkering about by Jeremy Hunt will make matters better. He is about to reveal a new level of taxation and unleash that on the British Public. Taxes taxes and more taxes. As if the public weren’t already struggling with higher interests rates and mortgage repayments. As if they weren’t already struggling with paying the price Hikes in energy costs and the subsequent inflationary prices. It seems that at every new announcement or misguided policy or budget that the Tories impose on us, that matters actually get worse and worse.
It comes as no surprise that the Tories are viewing tax rises as their only option
It comes as no surprise that the Tories are raising taxation, after all it’s their only option. The Tories have run out of ideas. Thatcherism has run it’s course until it’s run out of steam. Trickle down economics is mis-trusted. Thatcherism was evaporation economics. However Thatcherite values still prevailed in the values of the Conservative Party. Thatcherism is still evident everywhere in Britain even after 40 years. The Railways, Electricity, Gas and Water still remain in private sector. This is due in part to Blair who led the country and the Labour Party up the garden path. Blair remains a traitor to the Labour Party. An experiment in middle of the road politics that spawned a monster. Blair’s Labour Party did nothing to reverse the excesses of Thatcher and Major. By doing nothing it seemed to endorse them. Blair’s legacy was complete failure and is a period best forgotten by the Labour Party.
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