Thursday, December 30, 2010

Let them drink Guinness!

I hope Southern Ireland are helping their northern cousins during this water crisis!

It's only fair given the £7 billion loan we've given them!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

May day terror?

How ironic that Teresa May, the Home Secretary, is considering banning "controversial" pastor Terry Jones on the very same day that there is a suicide attack in Stockholm!

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Assange arrest!

"We don't care what charges you arrest Assange on, just don't cable the details to Hillary Clinton"...

Monday, November 29, 2010

Public sector job cuts cut!

Is it good news that fewer public sector jobs are going to be cut than originally forecast?

It's bad news IMHO!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Howard Flight

Why are no MPs supporting Howard Flight's comments?

Monday, November 22, 2010

The IRA, an apology?

Will the IRA apologise for trying to unite Northern Ireland with Eire, a country verging on bankruptcy!?!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Defence leaks

Are reports produced by "junior" employees at the MoD likely to be more reliable than those "cleansed" by senior employees!?!

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Entente Cordiale part deux

Is today's defence treaty between France and Britain the next major step towards creating a European military bloc?

Friday, October 29, 2010

Child Benefit Penalties

Will the penalty for higher rate taxpayers not declaring that their partners vary depending upon the number of children they have!?!

When will the administrative costs of managing the child benefit cut equal the initial savings!?!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Housing perks and benefits!

Why has the cap on housing benefits been set at £400 per week when that's almost as much as the average worker earns?

Would 82,000 vacant properties in London reduce average rents or increase them!?!

From my perspective, no one on benefits should be able to afford to live in one of the world's most expensive cities by relying on benefits!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Foreign Aid

When will the coalition perform a U-turn and reduce the amount of foreign aid given each year?

If they do insist on giving away so much, could they at least specify that the aid must be used to purchase grids and services from the UK?

Back on track!

A new Android app means I can now post on the move and no longer have to wait for my PC to boot before I can post!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

National Minimum Wage

Should the national minimum wage be scrapped given that nearly 1m young people are unemploymed?

Are unemployment figures still relevant even given that 1 in 4 people are not working rather than merely unemployed!?!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Spending Cuts

George Osborne recently asked the public where the spending axe should fall...

It's simple, Wales & Scotland. English taxpayers should stop subsidising the perks available to Welsh or Scottish voters but are denied to them such as free NHS prescriptions for all, free hospital parking and lower tuition fees.

Besides, Welsh and Scottish voters overwhelmingly supported the destruction of the British economy by voting Labour en-masse so they should overwhelming pay the bill!

Play money?

Just how big was "playwright" Alan Bennett's wallet if it contained £1,500 just before it was stolen!?!

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

The General Election - A tale of two lame horses and a donkey

How can anyone get excited by a General election that offers the UK electorate so little choice when it needs so much!?!

Whilst Labour deserve to be in the political wilderness for at least a generation given their lamentable record in office, the Tories aren't worthy of being in power either!

What a choice given a skewed electoral system, A-list candidates and marginal constituencies!

And as for the Liberal Democrats, well....

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Gordon strikes again!

Why isn't the £6.6bn overseas aid budget being cut to make up any shortfalls in counter-terrorism programmes in Pakistan?

PS Whose policies have directly caused the devaluation in Sterling in the first place!?!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Still not NICE!

Has the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) ever approved a treatment rejected by the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC)?

"The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (Nice) has ruled that Tocilizumab was too costly for NHS patients south of the border. However, the body's Scottish equivalent has recommended patients in Scotland be treated with the drug. "

Monday, January 18, 2010

Whether or weather not!

If the newly installed Met Office "supercomputer" is unable to predict severe weather, how reliable are it's climate change forecasts!?!

"The computer is about the size of two football pitches and can make about 750 trillion calculations a second - equivalent to 100,000 PCs. "

Labour's social mobility

If Labour really wants to help 130,000 of the "brightest" young people from poorer families, it should promise to create new Grammar schools in the poorest parts of the UK.

Unfortunately, political dogma trumps common sense across the political spectrum...