Monday, 18 March 2013

Coming YOUR bank!!

The EU tax on savings in Cyprus is blatant theft

When the State steals from bank account, it will come as no surprise that savers will withdraw their money the next day so that it cannot happen again. What happens to the economy then?

If they get away with this in a small country like Cyprus, and it seems they will, the next thing they will do is try it in other Countries.

I have the feeling that the EU have seriously underestimated peoples anger.

Throughout Europe, peoples trust in politicians has collapsed, EU has become a greedy foul smelling rotting organisation. An organization that is uncountable and has never had it's accounts signed off!"!

This latest European decision will cause a catastrophic loss of confidence in all banks upon which they all rely to survive, and will result in all deposits on the island to be withdrawn, resulitng in insolvency in the banks. Only a mindless Eurocrat  could have thought up this suicidal idea, assisted unfortunately by the so often opening phrase - "German Chancellor Angela Merkel says".

The Cyprus financial crisis could infect banks across Europe including Britain, now that the full horror of the raid on expats bank accounts has been laid bare.
Savers in the island’s largest banks face 80 per cent of their deposits over £85,000 being wiped out, far more than anticipated, under the conditions of the EU bailout of their stricken economy. How long will it be that politicians in other countries look upon this theft as an easy way out of their problems and adopt the same strategy.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

 Letter to David Cameron 
"I am proud to say that in this country, we have by far the best police service in the world." -
Not the words of a police officer, but from another member of the 999 family, Paramedic Ella Shaw from her excellent blog
Please take a couple of minutes to read her 'Letter to David Cameron' -

Please Sir, can I have some more?

Dear David

I'd like to start by wishing you and your family well in these tough economic times. You and Samantha's combined salaries of £400,000 plus shares and bonuses must be really getting spread thin. I empathise, I really do. Like you, I seem to work all the hours god sends yet that £25,000 seems to just disappear! Still waiting for my mileage expenses to come through though, so that will be an extra £42 in the piggy bank! I love expenses! Anyway, the point of this letter is one of a more serious nature.

I have waited a long time to write this to you. Let me draw your mind back to your first assault on the Police service. In case you'd forgotten you cut 16,000 officers. Less is more! Quality over quantity! Needs must! Look at the bigger picture! We will all feel the pinch! No one is immune from cuts! All very very true. We must indeed all pay the price for the bankers and politicians sticking our country in the economical dark ages. But, there are consequences to your ill advised cuts. Let me share a story. A story that brings back painful memories. A story that still bears real scars.

As a paramedic, one who has been through years of training and sacrificed friends and family for such a fulfilling salary, I understand that part of my job, in fact, part of my salary is danger money. Well, not officially, but being abused is part of the job, right? As the Right Honourable Ann Widecombe, recently said, "Public servants worry more about their own safety than that of the public, Britain has sunk to a new low". I'm guessing by your lack of condemnation of these comments you must agree wholeheartedly. So, as an 'ambulance driver' (yes, we are that low in the food chain), a bit of danger comes with the territory. One afternoon, I was called to a residential address to a man who had 'passed out'.

When I arrived that man was lying on the grass. I approached him, on my own, and he appeared drunk. I went about my business, checking him over, when the ambulance crew arrived. We began to get the bed off the ambulance all the while making sure the member of the public was OK. We are public servants after all and serve we shall. Without warning the patient stood up and swayed a little, then staggered into a fence. Poor guy eh?!

He then beat me with a fence post. He also beat the other members of the ambulance service. Three of us in all. Do you know what it feels like to be helpless against a man beating you with a lump of wood? Despite all of our broken bones we managed to press our emergency button. Let me share a conversation with you.

Me: "Red base red base, urgent police, we are being attac......." I stopped because the lump of wood has been broken over the back of my head and then broke my hand.

Crew 1: "Red base, my crew mate has been hit over the head, urgent police" he says with 3 broken ribs.

Red Base: "Getting the police for you now, are you all OK, can you get to safety."

Crew 2: "I'm now locked in the car, I think my wrist is broken, he's still attacking us."

Crew 1: "We are away from him but he's coming after us. Are the police on way?"

Red Base: "The police have no units to send, try and maintain a safe distance."

Crew 2: "He's trying to get in the car, he's hitting it with the wood"

Crew 1: "I think he's stopped, he's lying in the road but we can't drive off."

Crazy stuff isn't Dave! No units to send?! But aren't the police supposed to be there to protect us? Surely in a real emergency they have someone to send. Surely you didn't cut too many? It's OK, 9 minutes later two undercover officers arrived. Part of their job is getting abused too. I should probably mention now that in their efforts to protect us from the patient they too both got broken bones. They were struggling to restrain him on their own so much, that we all helped. We all restrained him for 10 more minutes until more help arrived. Guess what we did then Dave? We all took the patient to hospital for treatment. With our broken bones and bleeding wounds, we checked his blood pressure, he even got to travel on the bed. He is of course a member of the public and we are all their servants.

Now, do you still think less police is the right answer? What if you or your beloved family were trapped somewhere in real fear for your life? What if you called for help? What thoughts would go through your mind when you heard those terrifying words "No units to send." The officer who came to my aid told me that it used to be a team of 25 to police the borough on this shift. Today it was a team of 7. No doubt they got complaints from the public for not coming to their aid quick enough whilst 2 of the 7 were sat in A & E with me and my colleagues. Tut tut. We really must all work harder.

The good news from all of this, was our patient was treated professionally by us and the hospital. He was arrested and charged. He was sent to prison. However, because of your cuts to the prison service he has already been released and I could bump into him anytime of any day. Oh fact, only last week, I was sent on a job to his house. Can you imagine the fear Dave, can you? Luckily he wasn't there.

I am proud to say that in this country we have by far the best police service in the world. The things they do and the dangers they face without a gun on their belt. The professionalism they show at all times is nothing short of amazing. That is in the face of your assault on their salary, their pensions and their working conditions. Now you are making a career in the police as unappealing as possible by slashing the starting salary and rushing through the 'Eton Old Boys' to top ranking jobs without ever having to be spat at, kicked, punched, stabbed, shot, sworn at, had missiles through at them and put their lives on the line. It is plain and simple Dave. There are not enough of them any more. Not enough by a long shot. So, in the words of Oliver Twist, 'Please Sir, can I have some more?'

Just a thought, you know that publicly owned bank, RBS? You know, the one we all bailed out with our taxes. Well they are paying their staff £950,000,000 in bonuses this year. As they are PUBLICLY owned, why not use the money to fund the salaries for 38,000 new police officers on £25,000 a year. I think my maths is right. There are other banks to you know. Other ones we all helped fix. How about they now help fix us? I know, I know, I'm probably not looking at the bigger picture, but in that big picture I just see the words 'No Units To Send'. Silly me.

By the way Dave, this wasn't a work of fiction for effect. This actually happened. To me. Have a read.

Good luck with the economy Dave, there are tough times ahead.

Your Sincerely

Ella Shaw (Public Servant)

Democracy in peril

Britain, as in many other parts of the world, democracy is in deep trouble — apparently incapable of delivering strong government

Labour, refuse to accept responsibility for bankrupting us when they were in power and cling to the lie that there was nothing wrong with the economy until the Coalition got its hands on it in 2010. Let us not forget the note left behind by the Socialists in the treasury, saying that there was no money left. Who was it that spent it all?

The Lib Dems’ who normally would never be considered to form a government, hold a role in the Coalition Government that they exaggerate beyond even their wildest dreams.
In an astonishing intervention, Justice Minister Lord McNally, a Liberal, said the legal protection given to Abu Qatada is a ‘part of what makes us a civilised society’.
He told BBC Radio Five’s Pienaar’s Politics show: ‘The fact is, in my mind, if the Human Rights Act occasionally comes in favour of somebody who is not very likeable in terms of what they have done or who they are... that to me is a reassurance.
Are the LIB-Dems aware of any public opinion. Thy are so out of touch with how the majority in this country feel.
The fact that we have a justice minister who holds these views just confirms my fears that we have a coalition made up of clowns.

Justice Minister Lord McNally - do you represent the people of Britain, or yourself and a bunch of posh, rich lawyers? NOBODY (apart from you and a few left wing liberals) wants this man anywhere near the UK. If you cannot serve the people, you should resign

In effect LibDems in coalition slow down and dilute Tory policies, led by Dave, supported by his other Etonian government members, and the result is, he will go down as one of the weakest leaders of all time.
Dave, and a complacent Downing Street still believe that come General Election day in 2015, the nation will reject the two Eds, Ed Miliband and Ed Balls, and that Dave will remain Prime Minister because he is the only credible choice.

A recent poll in Italy when 26% of the population voted for a little know comedian, will put a lie to that. It is time that our politicians woke up to the fact that the people who put them there are fed up with being lied to for the sake of the "party" in advance of the interests of the Nation.
If the eccentric Boris Johnson currently held a Commons seat instead of the London mayoralty, Dave's party leadership would be in jeopardy. Standing on the doorstep is Nigel Lafarge and his UKIP party to muddy the waters. The one hope is that it will bring a semblance of honesty to British politics.

At the heart of many of the present financial problems is Europe.
Italy, mired in debt and structural problems, recently voted in a way that has frightened the European hierarchy, when 26% of the population voted for a comedian, who previously had never been involved in politics, and as a result has brought about paralysis in the Italian government. France has a socialist regime, who are in denial about the nation’s predicament. The Spanish government is engulfed in debt, and one of the highest unemployment rates in the whole of Europe. Greece is still an economic suicide case. Yet the politicians of Europe continue talking as though Europe was Utopia.

Dave's talk of a referendum is further frightening Europe, because they know that if it took place, it would result in a significant call for the UK to pull out of Europe. The population of the UK are so disillusioned with Europe that the margin would be beyond the normal controlling tactic of Europe, as seen in Ireland, with a call for a re vote until they got the 'correct' result.
The people of Europe are sick to their back teeth with lying politicians, who are so out of touch with the everyday difficulties of living, that civil unrest is inevitable.

Dave’s policy advisers, are undoubtedly clever, but seem not to inhabit the same planet as the rest of us. I have a leading political friend, who explained to me that every week he does the family shopping, despite the security risks, because during the weekly press session, he is invariably asked what was the cost of a leaf of bread, or a pint of milk, or half a dozen eggs. It would be seen as being out of touch with the population if he didn't readily know the answer.
It is time that Dave and his fellow Etonians did the same.

Politicians complain they do not receive sufficient respect from the Press or the public, but if they treat the population that they were elected to represent with contempt, can you be surprised.

The stench of the expenses scandal still wont go away in Westminster, and that has been followed by one scandal after the other. In Greek mythology, Augeas is best known for his stables, which housed the single greatest number of cattle in the country and had never been cleaned. This description seems to fit in very well with parliament.
Mitchell argued that he didn't use the word 'pleb' to a Downing Street policeman but readily admitted that he swore. So that was ok was it?
Huhn now readily admits lying about his speeding offence, "to save his career" So that was ok was it?
Now that the Huhne-Pryces have been banged up, attention turned to who knew what and when.
Vicky Pryce insists she told Miriam Clegg and Vince Cable and his wife Rachel that she had taken Huhne's speeding points.
All three of them deny any prior knowledge. Cable says he can find no reference to it in his personal papers or diary. What does that mean? Would any normal man have made a written note, and his denial is that he merely hasn't got a note of it.

Many MPs were caught out fiddling their expenses claims, but got out of jail by paying them back. Would the shoplifter who is caught stealing, be allowed to go free with an offer to pay for the goods once they were arrested. Of course not.

MPs are  terrified the media will discover further indiscretions and are now talking of using the hacking scandal to put a curb on the press from reporting matters that are in the public interest.

They are paid a salary of £65,000 — and think this inadequate and have an exaggerated sense of entitlement to enable them to support themselves decently, if not extravagantly. This is in addition to many of them who hold second well paid jobs in the legal profession and directorships. Few of them hold the belief that when they were elected they became paid servants of the taxpayer.

But they also want a 50 per cent increase in their £400-a-week housing allowance, to ensure that they can afford a decent residence within ‘a short walking distance of Westminster’, whilst the rest of us hear phrases such as "get on yer bike" to seek work

One of the things that has gone wrong with politics is that so many of our MPs have followed a career path from education to parliamentary researcher, to special adviser, to election as an MP without the slightest contact with real life.

Politicians are blind to how the rest of society sees their behaviour and demands, and the result is, they have never been so despised by the populace.

If only our politicians could work to the same rules as this European politician -

MPs celebrate boundary vote defeat

These days the Royal Navy would struggle to stop Hitler crossing the Channel. So rundown  have our defences become that recently we couldn't even rustle up a warship for fisheries protection duties.
Once the world's greatest sea power, the British Navy has been reduced to the strength of a banana republic.
We have two new aircraft carriers, under commission at great expense by Gordon Brown to buy Labour votes in Scotland, without any planes to fly from them. The Ministry of Defence has recently cancelled an order for new generation of aircraft to fly off them. We haven't even got the old Harriers that would have at least given some pilot training. if not suitable for a full blown offensive.

We've already seen the MoD handing out P45s to soldiers coming back from the front line, whilst at the same time we see on our televisions, adverts for recruitment into the services.  Now we have learnt that the Parachute Regiment is being forced to give up their parachutes. Now, because of budget cuts, only 80 are able to be trained. You really couldn't make it up.

Yet when Dave tries to cut the number of MPs from 650 to 600, the other MPs, and in particular the LibDems cry foul.