"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."

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Tweet Of The Day

The blog has been in a state of semi-contented hibernation lately but I just couldn't resist posting this tweet from @TheCommentator - I really hope it's true:

We all know about Greece, Ireland, Spain, Portugal and Italy; France looks bad and Germany's unemployment is climbing while output is falling.

There's only one thing I want to know and that is:  Since Britain's banks have received a £220 billion subsidy from taxpayers but the banks aren't lending and businesses are still cash-strapped, what the heck has this government done to protect our country from the fallout?  Beyond sending out dire warnings of the catastrophe that will befall the country if the eurozone collapses, what have they actually done?

It's a hackneyed phrase but I can think of no better, since it's true: 'As a life-long Conservative voter' I ask once again why this government is borrowing so much to spend so much?  Why did it give so much leeway to local authorities to implement their own financial cuts, thereby enabling them to slash frontline services rather than 5-a-Day Co-ordinators yet blame it on central government in a form of ideological warfare?  In passing I should mention that every Local Authority has an EU-compliance jobsworth, just to make sure the line is toed.

I could go on but I won't; there are so many questions and never any answers - not straight ones at least.  I'm sick and tired of politics, of politicians and their devious, manipulative tricks and spin and, for good measure, I'm sick of the msm as well.

While Cameron, Clegg and Co continue in petty point-scoring and internecine skirmishes they've lost sight of the fact that the number of food kitchens and the suicide rate in this country, our country, have also risen in the past year.  Shame on them.

I really hope the eurozone crashes and burns and that the phoenix, in the guise of a political union of federated European States (always the aim) isn't given the oxygen it needs to fly because, no matter how fast the politicians spin, the people will have the final say.

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