FEAR NOT. RICHARD LEONARD IS BOUND TO BE ON THE CASE

I MEAN HE WOULDN’T JUST TWEET HIS ANGER WITHOUT ACTUALLY DOING ANYTHING, WOULD HE?

Rudd is rolling out her defective benefits system in Edinburgh just before Christmas.

She must know that it will leave families penniless at perhaps the cruellest time of the year. When people will have no money to put on their electricity and gas meters, no money for kids’ treats and no money for food.

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Fortunately, though, as we noted above, Richard Leonard is on the case.

This is absolutely shameful.

So, presumably, tomorrow he will be writing a letter, along with Nicola Sturgeon, to Treeeza, demanding that Universal Credit (and hopefully all other benefits) be devolved to Edinburgh where they will be overseen by ministers who are actual human beings.

I can’t tell you how angry I am about this.

Until they iron out the faults in Universal Credit it shouldn’t be rolled out anywhere at any time. But, although, as you know, I hold no brief for Christmas and all its tra la las, you’d have to be some kind of fool to believe that it was appropriate to roll this shambles out in December when you know that the folk concerned will get no money for FIVE weeks.

What kind of person would sign off on that?

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Oh yeah, her, silly question.

Not that this one would have been any more human.

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We probably suggested this last year, but we make no apologies for doing it again this year. Munguin and I (and Munguin’s gran and I) won’t be buying big presents for each other. Instead there will be a small token gift. We’re all lucky enough to have all we need. Whatever else we would have spent on gifts will be used to help food banks.

Staples, some treats and maybe some little presents for children who otherwise would have nothing.

Nothing for kids, at Christmas?

Jings, that’s such an un-Christian thing for a deeply religious Prime Minister and monarch to preside over.

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The walls should start to crack as you walk through the door, you dreadful, heartless, cruel woman.
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I don’t suppose you or yours will go without over the festive period.

As for the Daily Record, can I just respectfully remind them of this:

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So, don’t you look so smug! We didn’t think you were promising us THIS fiasco.

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WHY IN 2018, IN A RICH EUROPEAN NATION, ARE PEOPLE STARVING TO DEATH?

Amber Rudd, yeah, remember her, the one who lied her backside off about Windrush, and yet 6 months later is back in Cabinet, seemed to think that the raconteur was being unnecessarily political in the language of his report.

The thing is, in one of the world’s rich countries, why is it, if not by political choice, that 20% of the population lives in real poverty?

Why are kids growing up in abject poverty, going to school too hungry to concentrate?  Why are teachers having to bring in food?

Why cannot we set the minimum wage at a wage that people could afford to live on?

Why do people in a country that proudly punches above its weight in any and every conflict that America orders it into, have to beg for food in food banks?

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Why are our retirement pensions in the region of £7,500 while German ones are at £26,000?

Surely if we can’t match the German rate (who could) we could at least manage to equal the French?

These are political decisions. We clearly value older people far less than our French and German neighbours.

These, apparently, are the great British values of which the Brit politicians never tire of quoting, without actually telling us what they are.

We must cut taxes for the super wealthy and devil take the hindmost? Pull yourself up by the bootstraps, even if you can’t afford any boots.

Do you seriously wonder that so many Scots want to get the hell out of this awful country?

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We hear a lot about Great British Values (GBV)

Just for a laugh… but also seriously, what do you think these GBV are?

EDIT:

Thanks to Niko for this. It leaves me speechless and.át the same time, utterly seething with anger, frustration and horror.

DON’T LET THE DOOR HIT YOU ON THE BACKSIDE ON THE WAY OUT

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When is Amber Rudd going to go?

Every time she appears before the Commons to answer questions on the fiasco that is the immigration/deportation policy, she has changed mind about the story and her part in it.

And each time it has changed because she has been caught out misleading, misspeaking,  dissembling or whatever is the current euphemism for lying her backside off on the previous occasion.

Tory Fibs (on Twitter) summed it up thus:

• There were no targets

• Oops, there were targets but I wasn’t aware

• Oops, my civil service didn’t inform me

• Oops, there was a memo but I didn’t read it

• Oops, I wrote a letter mentioning the target

• Oops, it wasn’t a target. It was an ambition

This is incredible. This is the Home Secretary, one of the most senior cabinet ministers, talking to the House of Commons.

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Today we’ve all seen a leaked copy of a memo which she sent to May showing how she was taking the enforced deportations forward by increasing the target (y’know, the ones she didn’t know about because there were any, but there were and she did).

The article is worth a read, and I won’t rehearse all it says here. But it shows her up for what she is.

She is clearly either incredibly stupid and forgetful, or she is a compulsive liar.

Either of these things makes her unsuitable to be Home Secretary.

So she must just GO NOW.

Oh really!

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What DID you expect?

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Oh yeah, that was it…

Certainly are different, there’s no disputing that…

 

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When they go to live abroad, Brits like to fit in.

 

 

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They get emotional about SOME babies, but not all.

 

 

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The LOVE sport.

 

 

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And getting their kit off for a bit of stone-throwing at foreigners…

 

 

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Although, fortunately, not all of them.

 

 

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Like I say, they don’t like ALL children. Just ones with titles.

 

 

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But, you have to give them credit. They have sticking power.

 

 

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Even if they are incompetent.

 

 

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And hopefully, it’s about to blow up in their nasty evil faces…

 

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Just go, you unpleasant woman.

 

 

RANDOM THOUGHTS

And in many cases, offering military expertise, which I suppose is why there won’t be retaliation against Saudi Arabia for bombing the wedding party. Ooops, My Bad!

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Yep, I got it now… I think????
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I think that was only if the president was black. If he’s orange it’s an entirely different thing.
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Well, yeah, but that was different. I got better shoes now because presidents get the best shoes in the world. FACT.
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As they bloody well MUST be…
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Ah, yes. Well maybe if they can prove the unprovable… a bit like the victims of Grenfell Tower who were promised new homes within 6 weeks, and are still waiting.
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Sounds like that lovely Christain woman whose worst deed ever was to run through a cornfield. Coz clearly taking someone’s citizenship from them, having them lose their job, home and actually deporting them, or denying them cancer treatment, is far less offensive than running through a bloody cornfield, you odious woman.
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Winston Smith hard at work in Whitehall.
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Alive and well, it seems.
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Could? Well, yes, I suppose it could. Martians could land too and then what would happen to the NHS? But look on the bright side, Michael. You won, at least in England and Wales and you’ve forced us into it too. And one of the results of this is that no one from Europe wants to come and work in your NHS. So it will become unsustainable anyway because there won’t be many nurses or doctors by 2030. It would be fair to say that the scenario you outlined could have been avoided in numerous ways. You could have vetoed Turkey’s membership (although you wouldn’t ahve to because Greece would have done it for you). Or you could have simply enacted the provisions that exist and which other EU countries have done viz a viz only allowing people to live here when they have jobs (and are paying taxes). Still, nothing like a bit of racial hatred to get the terminally thick on your side. Filthy foreigners coming over here to die on our trollies.

 

So, not only do our pensioners live in poverty… our kids are among the hungriest in Europe. Proud?

 

 

 

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.

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?