Friday, November 28, 2008


If "Measles is about the most infectious virus we know. It just spreads like wildfire", why have just 60 children caught the infection out of 10,000 in Cheshire!?!

PS I had measles three years ago so now have lifelong immunity to the disease...

PPS How many of the 1,049 new measles cases had already been vaccinated!?! "Due to the damage to the immune system, ONLY the vaccinated are contracting the atypical forms of the diseases, which are more serious than the typical forms, e.g. the rash in atypical measles moves in the wrong direction, heading straight for the vital organs instead of away from them, resulting in those serious cases of pneumonia, meningitis, etc, we keep getting told about.".

"Outbreaks often occur soon after the vaccination programs (e.g. Corpus Christi, 1985 where, by the way, ALL those who contracted measles were vaccinated, the unvaccinated 1% did not!)".

Police State?

  • Twelve British National Party (BNP) members have been arrested on suspicion of distributing racist material in Liverpool city centre. "Merseyside Police condemns racism in all of its forms and will take prompt action to support all of our communities." - Sunday, November 23rd.
  • Conservative immigration spokesman Damian Green arrested by anti-terror Police, held for nine hours and released on bail in connection with a series of leaks from the Home Office.

When will the BBC's Robert Peston disappear!?!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

National Poor Health Service?

If "70% of both women and men said they would be more careful about creating waste if they had to pay for it to be collected", would "70% of both women and men [say] they would be more careful about [their health]" if they had to pay for their own medical treatment rather than rely on the NHS!?!

Snakeoil Politicians

Why are Conservatives being condemned for offering no policies to "cure" the world of it's current financial crisis when that, ironically, is the only effective cure!?!

The global crisis needs to be allowed to run it's course. Yes, it will be painful, many jobs will be lost and there will be social strife and their will be a greater redistribution of wealth than ever before. However, none of the bail-outs address the underlying cause of the present crisis, excessive spending this decade, an asset price bubble and far too many people living beyond their means.

Snakeoil politicians offering "cures" that will encourage more spending merely want to delay the inevitable period of retrenchment until their time in power ends. It's disgusting. Debts still need to be repaid one day and, sooner or later, people will need to adjust their lifestyles so they spend less than they earn.

More fuel on a fire does not extinguish it.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

All hal breaks loose!

What happens if a chef refuses to touch halal meat as it breaches normal animal welfare rules!?!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Growing benefits?

Will lone parents need to have more children if they face losing benefits when their youngest child is 12 rather than 16 as at present!?!

Papa do preach!

Madonna and Ritchie begin divorce.

Manchester's Congestion Charge

Do you want other people to pay more tax so you don't have to!?!

Only Mancunians expected to pay the congestion charge should be allowed to vote!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thought Crunching

Is a recession / depression good for the environment!?!

BBC Computer Licence?

Will streaming BBC1 and BBC2 live on the internet soon mean that people will need TV licences for their computers even if they don't own a television!?!

You have to congratulate the BBC, they do everything they can to increase the reach of their insidious organisation!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Visa go-go!

Why are officials "under pressure" to issue visas to meet productivity targets rather than ensure they are issued correctly!?!

It should take longer to approve visas than reject them.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Global Chilling?

Can we trust the BBC to accurately report it's pet subject, Global Warming, when it relies on shoddy data from "Nasa's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (Giss)"!?!

"Major changes in the Earth's natural systems are being driven by global warming, according to a vast analysis."

"GISS's computerised temperature maps seemed to show readings across a large part of Russia had been up to 10 degrees higher than normal. But when expert readers of the two leading warming-sceptic blogs, Watts Up With That and Climate Audit, began detailed analysis of the GISS data they made an astonishing discovery. The reason for the freak figures was that scores of temperature records from Russia and elsewhere were not based on October readings at all. Figures from the previous month had simply been carried over and repeated two months running." - Daily Telegraph.

Muslim admits he is 'a terrorist'?

Was Dr Bilal Abdulla engaging in terrorist activities in the UK to "highlight the plight of [doctors] in Iraq and Afghanistan" or the plight of Muslims!?!

The BBC avoids mentioning Islam anywhere in the report!

I say, I say, Icesave!

How many of the UK savers with Icesave declared the interest earned on their accounts to the UK taxman!?!

"Chancellor Alistair Darling promised that UK savers would get all of their money back, with the Treasury providing the FSCS with £800 million to fund the compensation of deposits over £50,000."

How do I claim compensation for not being fooled by the offer of such high rates of interest!?!

Asian officer faces assault claim

Why does the BBC think it's important to report that a Chief Inspector being investigated for assault is Asian!?! It's not relevant!

PS Which community was "reassured" by Ch Insp Sandhu following the 7/7 terrorist attacks for which she was awarded the "Asian Woman of Achievement Award" in 2006!?!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The truth? Who can't handle the truth!?!

Will Gordon Brown deny that his policies mean Britain "faces a collapse in Sterling"!?!

Attacking George Osborne for raising the subject smacks of the worst kind of partisan politics!

If a bipartisan approach is required given the serious financial crisis facing Britain, should another "National Government" be created!?!

"The political crisis generated much concern and the leaders of both the Conservative and Liberal parties met with King George V and MacDonald, at first to discuss support for the measures to be taken but later to discuss the shape of the next government. On August 24 MacDonald agreed to form a National Government composed of "men from all parties" with the specific aim of balancing the Budget and restoring confidence. The government would then dissolve itself and a general election would be held on party lines."

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Tories want to come second?

How many businesses can vote in elections? So why are Tories offering tax cuts for businesses rather than individuals!?!
They seem intent on coming second at the next election!

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Seen it all now!

Tories warn over Brown tax cuts

What does George Osborne, the Shadow Chancellor, think about the proposals!?! Is he stuck on board a yacht!?!

The BBC quotes Shadow Defence (!) Secretary Liam Fox whilst Sky news was interviewing Shadow Foreign (!) Secretary William Hague!

Edward Stourton

Does Edward Stourton, the "urbane presenter of the BBC’s flagship radio programme Today", suffer any hostility from his colleagues at the BBC for sending his son, Ivo, to Eton where he was "a close friend of Prince William"!?!

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Friday, November 07, 2008

Legal slap in the face?

Why should anyone be expected to repay their defence costs after conviction when the defence team has failed to get you cleared!?!

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Pilots lite!

What's the point of pilot schemes if they omit unpopular elements of the grander plan!?!

Identity cards will be issued free of charge during an evaluation period whilst drivers testing a national road pricing scheme will deduct payments from a "shadow account set up in the driver's name".

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Things can only get better?

Whatever happened to the last politician swept to power by offering the electorate hope, change and a new direction!?!

Parallel Politics?

Why is Hazel Blears attacking political bloggers for "fuelling a culture of cynicism about politics" when she acknowledges that politicians frequently live in a parallel universe divorced from "the realities people face"!?!

Monday, November 03, 2008

Black listed?

How up-to-date are Ambulance Service records of 8,500 households with a history of "history of violence against paramedics"? Is it included in the survey when you move house!?!

How many of these households have been prosecuted for said violence!?!

They should also be aware that ambulance crews will only assist if Police are in attendance.

School admissions

Would "school admission problems remain" if pupils were required to sit an exam to determine which secondary school they should attend!?!

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Not Proud of Italy!

As the OECD "ranks the Italian secondary education as the 36th in the world, being significantly below the OECD average", why are the brothers and sisters in Italian teaching unions striking to defend a broken education system!?!

Perhaps they are more concerned about losing 130,000 jobs than educating Italy's next generation!

Naturally, the BBC omits this!

Health fascism!

When will companies become liable to charges of failing to look after the health and safety of their employees by providing vending machines selling chocolate and soft drinks!?!

Health fascists are on the march!

Child Maintenance Enforcement Commission

How many of the staff, properties and IT systems are simply being transferred to the new Child Maintenance Enforcement Commission from the old Child Support Agency!?!

Can we assume some staff can look forward to pay rises in their new roles!?!