Friday, January 30, 2009

Not NEET!

How many "NEETS" are already parents!?!

It's hard to imagine a group of people with fewer skills for raising children!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Shed dreams!

When will every UK shed have access to broadband!?!

People who value broadband will already be connected to the internet superhighway - even the Matthews already have a broadband connection!

A numbers game?

Should it be obligatory for offenders with poor reading, writing and arithmetic skills to be enrolled on courses to improve their skills in prison?

"The report into adult literacy and numeracy also warned that only one in five offenders with poor basic skills had enrolled on a course to help them."

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Suicide cheques?

How many years will Britain need to wait before somone suggests it would be a good idea for the families of London's suicide bombers to receive compensation of £12,000!?!

Irish Republican "volunteers" deserve no compensation.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Absent minded?

How many of Britain's 2 million uninsured or unlicenced drivers are already absent parents!?!

"Absent parents who do not pay child support could have their passports and driving licences seized without having to be taken to court."

Monday, January 26, 2009

ContactPoint

Who will be vetting the 390,000 staff (including charities!) who can view contact details of every child in England!?!

What will the penalties be for failing to update your records on the system!?!

PS MPs will be the only parents exempt from the database...

PPS How likely is it that Victoria Climbie's guardian would have registered her on the ContactPoint database!?!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Golden blackboards?

Is it better to offer £10,000 bonuses for teachers working in the most "disadvantaged" schools or sack teachers who are not up to the job!?!

Sir Cyril Taylor said there were about 17,000 "poor" teachers in England.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Social Mobility Commission

The Social Mobility Commission are totally wrong to suggest that parental earnings are the key to success in life.

Parental earnings are merely an indicator that they value education and hard work.

No amount of money thrown at the poorest members of society will change this.

"The Social Mobility Commission - which is comprised of charity leaders, academics and economists - was set up last year at the instigation of Mr Clegg."

Saturday, January 10, 2009

National Intern Scheme

If graduates can't fend for themselves, why should anyone employ them!?!

"These are the children of the baby-boomers. They will be a very big group. What do we do with them? We can’t just leave people to fend for themselves." Skills Secretary John Denham on the "National intern scheme".

People should be left to fend for themselves, just as no one would expect the Government do their shopping for them!

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

The richest man in the cemetery?

German billionaire kills himself

VAT cuts

Whilst the VAT cut may not make much difference to the economy, why is it said to be cost the Government £12.5bn!?!

They have foregone £12.5bn of our hard earned money that can be spent how we want it to be spent rather than letting the Government decide how it should be wasted!

"The [Liberal Democrats] would have spent the £12.5bn cost of the measure on creating jobs through investments to make schools, hospitals and homes greener."

Some guilty savers?

If savers are the "innocent victims" of the downturn, why should higher rate taxpayers be singled out for punishment under Conservative proposals to reduce income tax for lower rate savers only!?!

How do these Conservative tax proposals cut red tape and bureaucracy!?!

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Gordonian Economics

How can the creation of 100,000 new jobs in the public sector really be the best way to revive the economy!?! Public sector jobs do not create wealth, they spend it!

Gordon might just as well employ 100,000 workers to dig holes in the ground and another 100,000 to fill them back up!

Friday, January 02, 2009

Shame on them!

If "Annie Lennox, Alexei Sayle, Ken Livingstone, Bianca Jagger and George Galloway" are condemning Israel's retaliatory strikes on Hamas, Israel must be doing the right thing QED!

PS I must have been out when they were condemning Hamas rocket attacks on Israel!

PPS Should these "celebrities" really be rubbing shoulders with Mohammed Sawalha, President of the British Muslim Initative who allegedly “master minded much of Hamas’ political and military strategy” and in London “is alleged to have directed funds, both for Hamas’ armed wing, and for spreading its missionary dawah”? Hattip: Harry's Place.

Thursday, January 01, 2009