Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Gurkha rights and wrongs?

Why should all Gurkhas be given the right to settle in the UK?

They were risking their lives before 1997 with the full knowledge that they had no automatic right to UK residence. Their status only changed when Hong Kong was given back to China in 1997.

For possibly the first time ever, Gordon Brown is right!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Harriet Harperson?

Could Harriet Harman ever have been the Equalities Minister if she was male!?!

"[Her draft Bill ] will also allow employers to give preference to female or non-white job applicants over equally-qualified white men."

What about a preference for state educated applicants over privately educated people such as Harriet!?!

Swine Flu

I blame Gordon!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Budget horrors!

Why would any entrepreneur want to create a business employing young unemployed people when any income over £150k is taxed at 50%!?! It's simply legalised extortion!

Would it be better to reduce the minimum wage and reduce unemployment benefits to make work pay!?!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Thought Crunching

Will a daily attendance allowance for MPs encourage them to reduce their 82 day summer holiday this year!?!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Protecting Public Sector whistleblowers!?!

How are public sector workers praised for highlighting shortcomings in their areas!?!

Sacked for being off-message!

Secret filming nurse struck off

Teacher who filmed unruly pupils found guilty of misconduct

Coal cars!

How many new coal-fired power stations will need to be built to provide electricity for all those electric cars generously subsidised by the Government from 2011!?!

Britain already faces potential brownouts from 2012, increasing electricity demand won't help!!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Every pint has a silver lining!

If the Government is going to cut benefit payments of alcoholics who refuse treatment, will they also cut the duty on alcohol for the rest of us!?!

PS Does the Government dare cut benefit payments to smokers or the obese!?!

PPS For what it's worth, the Government should not be deciding what claimants spend their money on..

PPPS Why doesn't the Government arrest heroin users rather than docking their benefit payments!?!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Celtic National Insurance

Why does Britain help fund Ireland's healthcare system by repaying National Insurance contributions made by Irish citizens in the UK who subsequently return to Ireland!?!

Those National Insurance contributions should be retained by the UK as they cover their "protection" whilst in the UK. They are not a savings scheme!

How many other countries receive these sorts of payments from the UK? I bet the UK doesn't receive any such payments!

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Food Price Hikes

When will charities such as "Save the Children" suggest that the best way the "poor" can cope with rising food prices are:
  • Get jobs!
  • Cut alcohol consumption!
  • Cut the smokes!
  • Have fewer children if you can't afford them!

PS They can thank Gordon Brown for higher food prices thanks to his policies that have destroyed the value of Sterling in the last twelve months!

Thursday, April 02, 2009