"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Where To Start?

A neo-Nazi fundamentalist Christian (ticks all the right boxes) has apparently admitted the atrocious killings in Norway. Sorry, I don't mean to sound flippant but the old NNFCs were due a mention and the msm need another group to hit on for balance; someone else to label.  It's the personal interpretation of religion and an unbalanced mindset that kills, not links to the EDL.

There is other news too: the first is that Cameron has ruled out a referendum if changes are made to the Lisbon Treaty in the event of fiscal union in the euro-zone. Apparently, according to Cameron, Osborne, Clegg et al, it won't affect us so there's no requirement to have a vote. I find that strange because I could have sworn that, a couple of days back, Cameron, Osborne, Clegg et al were telling us how vital it was that the euro-zone is a success because we are inextricably inter-twined and the euro-zone is fundamental to the economy of the UK. Cameron either has a death-wish or an eye on future earnings.

Merkel says we and the market will have to wait until September for the detail but the markets fluctuate daily and won't wait that long.   She's hoping for five weeks of behind-the-scenes negotiation before details emerge and there are no 'details' at present.

I have two theories: (1) they either think we're idiots, or (2) they know that we know they're lying so they just don't bother anymore. 'Just keep lying, they know we're lying toads and they know that we mean the opposite of what we say' and so they just keep on lying.

Successive British governments seem to have an hereditary tic: lies, obfuscation, dissimulation and being as thick as two short planks. The people? We come nowhere on their scale of consideration except to keep us pliable, amenable and not grumbling overmuch.  It's just enough to let us have a little grumble now and then but not enough to stir our hornets' nest.   In the meantime, we'll just keep bailing out and 'contributing' to the IMF and the EU's own emergency funds.

Speaking of idiots - how stEUpid does a government have to be to come up with something like THIS.    It isn't in the power of another person, let alone a government, to make people happy and they'll no doubt measure it in a series of tick boxes.  The survey has already been carried out and the results will be published next week but, as usual, no-one asked me :-(  I hope that someone, somewhere told Cameron, Red Tories, Blue Labour, Yellowbellies and the EU to f the f off out of our f lives.

HERE is the Statement by Olli Rehn, our Commissioner for Economic & Monetary Affairs and here's an extract:
"It is clear there is still much work to be done in all corners of Europe before we are firmly out of the stormy waters. But the direction is now clear, and we have all reasons to be confident about getting there, as long as all the partners do their share of implementation rigorously."
We definitely have a problem with language.  Continentals are generally effusive, flowery and cajoling whereas we call a spade a spade and that's one of the reasons why Mindspace and nudging won't persuade us into co-operation and harmony but will push us into rebellion.

British Trades' Unions are an unknowable quantity for me.  Take THIS, for instance.  On the one hand they're pro-EU but, on the other, they fight against its competition rules and bring British workers out on strike.  People are fighting the wrong people (hello, UKuncut!)

If anyone doubts the nature of MindSpace or nudging, take a look at this article in the DT:  Annual European-style Wealth Tax proposed.  That's on top of Council Tax, Income Tax, VAT, CGT.  The govt throws something into the mire of the Press and waits to see if it sparks debate.  I'd rather have one NotW hack than a hundred lackey lobby passes.

Date for your diaries: We have a window of one week in August for our Revolution    'Whoops, sorry, we're on holiday,'  said millions of Britons.

One other thing - Amy Whitehouse has died.  I hate to say it but this ranked with me up there with mad gunman shoots eighty people for shock value.  I don't know her music but I feel sorry for the girl.

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