WESTMINSTER IN ACTION IS A MASTERCLASS IN STUPIDITY

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Of course, you all know the story.

As I understand it, after World War II, a bit before my time, Britain was short of manpower, and it had a big rebuilding job to do. So it invited people from its Empire (particularly the Caribbean) to come and work in the UK, mainly England, where the bulk of the rebuilding had to be done.

Of course, these people sometimes had young kids who, not unreasonably, came with them.

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And these kids grew up in the UK while their parents, often really badly treated by natives because of their colour, helped to put the country back on its feet. They went to school, and then on to work, college or university. Many of them have lived all their lives in Britain. Some of them have never been back to the Caribbean, even for visits. They know no one there. They paid taxes in the UK all their lives. They think of it as home.

Now they are being given the full “British Values” treatment by Westminster. They have no paperwork to prove they are British or that they have a right to be in Britain. (It probably didn’t occur to them, y’know, before they’d reached their tenth birthday, that one day they would require paperwork.)

Now many have been sacked by employers because it’s illegal to employ them. They can’t claim benefits and they are being deported.

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Amber Rudd, who it seems to me couldn’t find her backside with two hands and the aid of a guide dog or six, says she doesn’t know how many of them have been deported wrongly, presumably because the Home Office just deports people and then shreds all the paperwork. The Home Office shredders are, after all, notorious for their vociferous appetite for anything that looks a tad dodgy.

The Home Secretary criticised the application of the crackdown – introduced by Theresa May, her predecessor in the job – telling MPs: “I am very concerned about the way in which the Windrush generation have (sic) been treated.”

But, asked if there had been wrongful deportations, she said she would have to meet Caribbean High Commissioners urgently to “find out if there are any such people who have been removed”. [BBC]

The Caribbean nations asked for a meeting with Theresa May, which initially, almost unbelievably, she declined. When you are pinning your post-Brexit hopes on the Commonwealth in just a year’s time, it takes a strong and stable, not to say brave leader to snub a fair few of their members today. However, they must have found someone in Downing Street with just a modicum of sense, and it seems that she will now see them.

Whether, of course, they will derive anything useful from her stuttering and stumbling through a pre-written statement, is debatable.

It is, though, interesting that, given the administrative mess it made over Windrush, the UK is promising to make provision for registering the 2.5+ million or so EU citizens who currently reside in the UK (and without whom we would be hard-pressed to continue functioning) so that they can remain here after next March, now 11 months away.

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What chance is there that the Home Office is going to manage this responsibly?  What is the likelihood that they or their children, in years to come will find themselves unceremoniously deported to Bratislava or Berlin, Paris or Prague?

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My advice to EU citizens would be NOT to trust them an inch. They are a bunch of duplicitous, inefficient and heartless bastards… and that’s letting them off lightly. Check, double check and then check again, and even if you are satisfied, never ever underestimate how inefficient and /or perfidious this lot can be.

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Have a backup plan.

And they say that Scotland wouldn’t be able to manage without them… Jeeeeez.

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THIS IS BRITISH DEMOCRACY…

…SO HOW CAN WE BELIEVE ANYTHING THEY SAY, EVER?

The question is, are they liars, are they as thick as cow dung or do they assume that we are?

STRONG AND STABLE LEADERSHIP…HO HUM

So, sort of summary of what the Home Secretary said today:

“The cabinet is united. We’re going to leave the customs union but be in a customs union but outside a customs union leaving us free to make trade deals but also not free so we can align with the EU but also not align with it so there can be an Irish border but also not.”

(Credit to  1h1 hour ago)

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Ho hum….
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Well, there’s a thing. She complains that people go to England and receive treatment from their NHS, but then she goes to South Africa, takes (possibly illegal) drugs, collapses and has to have paramedics come out to treat her.
Ho hum.
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All over England, yesterday, there were protest marches about the funding shortage in the NHS. And tens of thousands of people marched on Downing Street. Apparently, the BBC gave the matter very little attention. (I say apparently because I’d rather eat my foot than watch the BBC.) However, according to Ajmpol ❄️ #FBPE on Twitter:

“Amazing. The BBC may have ignored them, but the NHS marches were the third item on the main German TV evening news (ARD). Long report. Also mentioned that is expected to exacerbate the problems.”

The British Broadcasting Conservatives (BBC) seem to be trying to withhold or at least downplay that kind of information.

Ho hum

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Ho hum.

Get Grenfell Tower victim’s parents to the UK

 

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Mohammed al-Haj Ali

 

It is beyond belief that we have to have a petition to get this lad’s parents here. Rudd should have been on it automatically.

But there you are. We do have to have a petition.

So let’s tell the government that we are human. Even if they hardly know the meaning of the word.

https://www.change.org/p/home-office-get-grenfell-tower-victim-s-parents-to-the-uk

 

 

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

AIIn her manifesto, Theresa May announced plans to replace free universal lunchtime meals for infants in England with free breakfasts for every pupil up to the age of 11.

(Well, Mrs Thatcher took their milk, and now Mrs May is taking their lunch!)

The Tories told the public that it would save vast amounts of money. It would cost, for the whole of England, only £60 million per year

But when calculations were done it was discovered that the money they had set aside for this meant that just under 7p spent would be available to spend on each breakfast.

At this point, it is worth remembering that when Iain Duncan Smith was a government minister he spent £39 on a breakfast for himself.

Of course, we at Munguin’s Republic realise that Mr Duncan Smith is far larger than the average under-11-year-old, and surely needs considerably more food to keep him going, but seriously …557 times larger?? Surely that would make him a giant of a man… No surely, surely not.

So, hoping no one would notice, the Theresa May Strong and Stable Party have quietly said that they will have to look again at the figure. Damned right they will! This time with a calculator in their hands.

And these are the people that we didn’t vote for, who will be negotiating the biggest change in the UK in 45 years?

Jings, crivvens, help ma boab. Heaven help us.

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I heard on the news this afternoon that Amber Rudd (she’s the Home Secretary in the Theresa May Strong and Stable government, in case you didn’t know) has warned the United States of America NOT to leak more information about the Manchester terrorist. They had apparently released his name to the press without permission from the Brits and Rudd had wanted to “keep the element of surprise”.

She told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme she had been very clear with Washington “that it should not happen again”.

Ewwwww!

The US authorities must have been quaking with fear after being thus warned by as august a figure as whatever her name is, I forget. So much so that they pretty much immediately leaked some more information.

Oh, for that special relationship, eh?

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And on a more cheerful note, I was in the garden this evening:

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BRITISH FOREIGN POLICY

Invite this bloke to take tea with the Queen…

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…and refuse entry to this bloke.

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Great Brutish Christian Values, Amber? “Suffer the little children to come unto me”?

You’re a total bloody embarrassment, Rudd. Thank god you are not Scottish.

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/dubs-amendment-amber-rudd-kent-council-child-refugees-calais-a7571931.html