‘Fake News’ about the Lisbon Treaty which is ‘supposedly’ favourable of BREXIT undermines the true case against the EU – so was published by wrecker Remainers?

Not many of us, who are merely ordinary members of the British public, will have actually read the Lisbon Treaty nor know of the details therein, will we? No, and that very fact has been seized-upon by those plotters with vested interests, who are determined to halt BREXIT in its tracks and keep the UK handcuffed to the EU forever, it seems?

They have used the internet to publish a pack of lies about the content of that Treaty and make outrageous claims of its impending adverse impact and the consequential doom that will descend on this Country – ‘if we remain in the EU’

Now, the whole intention of all that fake-news is to wind-up into frenzy those in favour of BREXIT, so that they have the entirely wrong information and in a panic, publically shout-off their mouths about it all – whence they can be shot down in flames as being blatant scaremongers who don’t know their arse from their elbow, eh?

Two months ago, the organization ‘Full Fact’ [the UK’s independent factchecking charity] reported that since last December its many versions, which are getting more strident, of the load of bollocks and misleading issues about the Treaty’s 2020 implications has gone viral on multiple platforms of social media. The clear intention behind that persuasive campaign is to perpetuate the myth that has been deployed far and wide over the past 3 years by the shameless Remainers and their associated Parties, which is that those who chose ‘Leave’ in the 2016 EU Referendum “were misled and didn’t know what they were voting for”

Now, there is always a significant danger of getting sucked-in by internet con merchants and for example we increasingly we see things like adverts for designer goods at knock-down prices placed by scammers and fraudsters using clone websites and social media to steal from the unwary internet user

The specific article containing a list of invented frighteners about the 2007 Lisbon Treaty, was in particular very convincing, and in some respects quite plausible to those who are conscious of the controlling and oppressive nature of the EU – many many people will have been taken in by it, so nobody who has been duped by it, need feel guilty, but they should warn those to who they have passed it onto, that it needs to be completely disregarded – there are enough ‘true’ facts to actually condemn the EU on, without falling for the ruse of believing outright falsehoods and fake news, isn’t there?

[The rule of thumb is if something seems unbelievable then it probably is, so check the facts independently. Like, is the information originating from a reliable source (not just the one who passed it to you), or is it actually out-of-date (some stuff can be years old), or are there other sources to evaluate it against (if not don’t trust it), is the author or person publishing it identifiable and credible (anonymous sources often have an agenda), or is any verifiable evidence included (Google things to check), or even what is the reason that it’s been put out (possibly to swing public opinion or promote discrimination)?]

Some of the list of significant crap claimed about the Lisbon Treaty includes:

  • that it comes into force in 2020 – when actually the Treaty has already been in place now for a whole decade
  • that all member states lose their abstention veto in 2020 when in reality all voting changes have already been implemented and for those issues that require unanimity the so called veto still applies
  • that in 2022 all members will become federal states of a federal EU with all veto powers removed when neither assertion is in any way true
  • that in 2022 all members will be forced to join the Euro currency which is a clear fabrication as in fact the UK has a specific opt-out referenced to in the Treaty itself
  • that in 2020 the London stock exchange will move to Frankfurt to be integrated into a EU stock exchange resulting in massive job losses – when the truth is a proposed ‘non-move’ business merger between London and German Exchanges was actually ‘blocked’ on monopoly grounds by the EU itself
  • that the UK loses control of its borders and enters the Schengen region by 2022 – when this is just plain false, as the UK has opted-out of the EU area that doesn’t have internal border controls, and Britain itself unilaterally decides if that is to be changed
  • that the UK loses control of its armed forces including its nuclear deterrentwhen the reality is that this is completely made up, as the EU doesn’t currently even have an army and could only implement common defence policies by the ‘unanimous’ agreement of ‘all’ states. Not only does that give Britain a veto at the EU, but also the UK parliament itself would have agree and hold a referendum about it. Furthermore, the use of British nuclear weapons is solely a sovereign matter for the UK and one where only the Prime Minister can authorise use
  • that the UK loses full control of its taxation policy – when in actuality the EU only ensures tax rules are consistent with relevant EU policies, and all member states have to have broadly similar rules and minimum rates on VAT, and taxes on petrol, tobacco and alcohol, but the EU and has no part to play in national taxes either in raising, setting, or spending. Any future alteration to EU tax policy is subject to ‘unanimous’ agreement so Britain like the other member countries has a veto
  • that the UK loses its standing in the Commonwealths – when the assertion is meaningless mischief making, since the Commonwealth is solely a voluntary association of countries with no legal obligations to one another, isn’t a trading bloc, and the UK is merely one of 53 free and equal sovereign states which as such a community has been in place for the past 70 years [The Queen is Head of the Commonwealth – only a symbolic position]

 

[The creating of news stories to deliberately fool others has been around forever, but in modern times with the advent of the internet and its resultant plethora of social media platforms, it has caused an explosive rise of fake news, disinformation, propaganda, deceit, and opinion manipulation. It is regularly difficult nowadays to tell the difference between a lie and the truth, particularly when it is circulated on social media sites – where fake news travels faster, furtherer, and has a greater destructive influence. The problems created by such news which is not simply inaccurate, but is totally made up, is compounded by increasing numbers of people now primarily getting their news from social media rather than the traditional and more reliable sources of printed and broadcasted news]

Theresa May “I’m a ‘Remainer’ at heart as I have fully demonstrated – so I will REMAIN at No.10 no matter what”?

 

 

 

 

 

Voting has now started in the UK on the European Elections – are YOU one of the third of voters who will vote for the brand-new ‘Brexit Party’?

Postal votes are already winging their way to Regional Returning Officers around the UK

Just a month short of 3 years AFTER the UK voted to leave the European Union within 2 years, not only are we bloody well still up to our teeth in it, but the British electorate is now being called upon to elect 73 people as MEPs in 9 day’s time. WHY?

Well firstly, because the Country is led by an utterly feeble, not in control of her party, Tory Prime Minister, who seems incapable of even organising a piss-up in a brewery, and secondly, that critical factor was coupled with a Parliament stuffed with vested-interest ‘Remainer’ MPs who didn’t agree with the public, then disgracefully wouldn’t accept their decision, and so now are determined to defeat DEMOCRACY at whatever shame and credibility cost to our Nation, eh?

Last time round in 2014, these EU Elections were a disaster zone for the Conservatives who came 3rd with the lowest popular vote ever recorded for the party in a national election– it seems likely that it will be an even worse outcome for them this time round. The anti-EU party UKIP [led then by Nigel Farage] headed the field last time both in terms of voteshare and gained the largest number of seats, with Labour slotting in as second.

It was precisely that unequivocal public protest vote AGAINST the Country’s EU membership that forced the Tory party to commit to a Referendum the following year in order to get re-elected, wasn’t it?

The latest news on the wire is that for these EU Elections the Brexit Party [led by Nigel Farage], which was formally launched just over 4 weeks ago, is poised in its first election participation, to scupper the reputations of both the main parties – the Conservative party, formed 185 years ago, and the Labour party, formed 119 years ago.

Yep, the pollsters say that the Brexit Party is predicted to win not only more votes than ‘either’ Labour or Conservatives, but secure more than their total ‘combined’ votes – now that is what is called “upsetting the apple cart” and punishing the main parties for failing the electorate over BREXIT, isn’t it?

However, the popular vote doesn’t of course directly correlate to the number of MEP seats actually won and the ongoing presence in the election of UKIP is a reason for uncertainty [though that party is somewhat in popular demise because of its current extremist influence and failed leadership]

In last month’s Local Elections the main flak was inflicted on the Tory party, and that is likely be repeated with a vengeance next week at the EU polls, but Labour may well also be facing a similarly destructive shock, because Farage is targeting them in their northern heartlands where ‘Leavers’ were in the majority and now rightly believe Labour has let them down badly.

What does Labour expect their loyal supporters to do, after they voted overwhelmingly to Leave, when for example a renowned longstanding Labour MP of 22 years [an ex-Cabinet Minister Secretary of State, no less], a Remainer, who nevertheless got re-elected on a faithful promise to support BREXIT at Westminster, but instead has subsequently betrayed them and prominently played a major role in thwarting it, eh?

Or what do the Conservatives expect their voters to do in these elections when their highly vocal anti-BREXIT MP has used her position not only to denigrate in parliament their decision to vote Leave, but has become a beacon on TV and in the media to undermine implementation of the Referendum result and then has jumped ship, when her constituency had decided by a massive ten-per-cent margin to exit the EU, eh?

There have been past attempts to break the British dominantly 2 party system that have failed, so this latest one by the Brexit Party may well follow that path. However, this time could be different as it comes when large swathes of the public are pig-sick of the way that career politicians behave and demonstrate a complete disregard for their duty and their Country. People have been joining up as fully-paid-up registered supporters of the Brexit Party in droves [100-thousand of them and soon to be greater in number that Conservative members?], which is an amazing and unprecedented expansion of any political party in recent memory – anyone you know?

 

[Both the major parties are now operating in ‘panic mode’, as it is clear to their organisers that ‘normal circumstances’ operation has gone out of the window and reliance on previous party/tribal loyalty is a lost cause. What is critically important to Britain is though that EVERYBODY on the register does vote so that attitudes are made crystal clear – whoever that vote is lodged for]

 

The Perils & Pitfalls of Poker – don’t even go there?

Gambling as an addiction is a major if not increasing problem in the UK and poker is up there pretty close to the top of the problem gamblers pile. Now, many people in the UK play the National Lottery [and don’t even realise that they are gambling!], or can have a flutter now and again as a bit of fun and it plays no major part in their lives – say like having a bet on the Grand National, yet know nothing about horse racing and simply pick a name that strikes their fancy, eh? Others of course are not so casual in their approach to gambling and develop an uncontrollable dependence that destroys their lives and the lives of their families

Gambling is all about decision making and risk taking which is an innate part of mankind with some kind of biological basis – though risk seeking apparently tends to become less attractive as we age [wisdom replacing the recklessness of youth, perhaps?].

The thing is that betting, gaming, gambling or whatever you name it, is actually about playing a game of ‘chance’ which needs to be enjoyed solely as a social activity, while recognising that the excitement of winning (or losing!) is merely transient. That very fact is the root of the problem for those in society who are illusional and don’t fully appreciate the reality that chance cannot be controlled, so believe that they are somehow ‘lucky’ or smart individuals who can beat the odds – dream-on you problem gamblers!

ALL of us who have a bet regularly, or even like most just ‘now and again’, remember well the wins (however small) and selective forget the loses (however GREAT). The unfortunate truth is that those who achieve a relatively BIG win early on, in any form of gambling are more likely to keep on betting, despite heavy loses and indebtedness, as they become mentally convinced that the jackpot is within their imminent grasp and somehow they falsely believe that the string of failures is bound to reverse, when in reality the chance of a win has not altered, has it?

[No – for example, if you are rolling a dice and throw five 1s, then the odds of the next throw being a 6 (or even a 1) remains UNCHANGED (mathematically the same probability of 1/6), however lucky the player might feel, eh?]

Bookmakers, casinos, slot- machine operatives, and the like, are all of course well aware of the ‘early-win’ bounce influence on gamblers’ subsequent betting, and that is exactly why you will find that artificially you are a very “lucky” punter when you initially set out but then go rapidly downhill thereafter when actually applied the true chance factor kicks-in. Moreover, lottery operators ensure that the public have a good chance of a so-called WIN by having a multitude of so-called ‘prizes’ of a free go (which means NO money whatsoever is lost from their income fund), or the prize is simply the return of the stake money – so players ‘think’ they are ‘winners’ when that is a glaring travesty of the truth, and this is simply a ploy to mislead people regarding the true chances of winning [should be illegal?]

[For example, we are being misled by advertising that boasts a 9 to 1 chance of winning a prize in the National Lottery, because that is mostly a free ticket and the reality-check reveals that the jackpot chance is over 45 million to 1 (made 3-fold worse since 2015 by the Operators extending the number range), or for the EuroMillions jackpot it is nearly 140 million to 1 – so the odds are stacked against us, aren’t they?]

Gambling can become an addiction exactly in the same manner as illegal drug abuse, and that occurs in both situations when a mental dependence develops – with drugs it is chasing the high previously experienced (which never comes), and with betting it is the striving for the reward of the BIG win (which never comes) that will make all troubles disappear – indeed troubles for those that often reach a state of distress brought on by their earlier failed gambling, probably?

Coming then to the game of poker itself, which it has to be said the majority of people in Britain know zilch about. Well, gaming companies have over the past twenty years have put poker online and have used the power of the internet to generate a massive cash-cow. The older generation will know from watching Westerns that gambling on games of chance played the major role of entertainment in the wild west, so everyone from cowboys to lawmen ‘played’ and poker was a big part of all that.

People ought to be aware though, that past ‘committed’ poker players have faced some risk – as the legendary Wild Bill Hickok, lawman and avid gambler, found out by unwisely joining a poker game in a Deadwood saloon, when the fact that he took the only seat available (despite it being NOT ‘against the wall’ so against his personal safety rule), meant he was shot from behind by a killer who was able to get the drop on him

 Dead man’s hand: said to have been held by the murdered Hickok is a nickname for a particular poker hand, of a two-pair of black aces and black eights

Well with poker, those who seriously play it, those who are hooked on it, or particularly those earning a livelihood by it (or trying to), are living the dream that it is NOT really a game of chance but oppositely that it is a game of pure skill (which they possess?) – for them you see that fully justifies their committed involvement, doesn’t it?

There is not such a simplistic thing though as a ‘game of poker’, and that is because there are many variations of it, which have been around for some hundred years or so (mostly down to America). Nevertheless, the ‘chance’ element in all versions is indeed altered somewhat by the intellectual ability and wider experience of the individual player – that is where the false justification is thrown-in that it is a game of skill, isn’t it?

[The three most popular poker variants are Draw poker (a complete hidden hand improved by replacing cards), Stud poker (a combination of face-up cards and face-down cards in multiple betting rounds), Community card poker (incomplete hidden hand combined with shared face-up cards)]

You see, those playing in a poker game have constantly work out the potential value of the hand they hold at any particular time (based on its odds of being a winner), against their perception of the strength of the other payers’ hands. That is compounded with a strategy of fooling the others about what kind of hand they hold while making unquantifiable personable judgements on what cards the other players are holding – hence the well-known term ‘poker-faced’ which is used to describe a person’s demeanour whereby their face doesn’t show what they are thinking or feeling [inscrutable, deadpan, impassive].

A key skill supposedly employed by a successful poker player is the one of deception, whereby bluffing, semi-bluffing, and double-bluffing is at the forefront of play, with the objective of throwing the opposition off their play strategy – that can take the form of steadfastly betting high despite holding a poor hand to induce opponents to fold potentially much better hands, or alternatively betting hesitantly and weakly when holding a superior hand, to induce the others players with weaker hands to carry on betting instead of folding, and so increase the eventual pay-out

While young novice players ought to be discouraged by the ‘claimed’ relatively skilled nature of poker, nevertheless it is indeed a potentially destructive gambling activity that is better suited to a generation that has yet to assume the normal responsibilities of life [meaning young, no dependents, nor big demands on their time]. Those of us who have come across a pro poker player actually doing it for a living, will know that it provides a roller-coaster ride for their whole family – rags to riches, well off to poor, happiness to misery, in a never-ending reversing cycle?

Oh yes, some can make a living gambling as a professional poker player these days and ninety-five percent of them are single and young (under 30). Those who do so have to be extremely dedicated, more knowledgeable than most other players, fully understand the odds involved, and have time energy and space in spades – then and only then can the gambling odds be turned in favour of decent profit (over time!).

It is difficult for us non poker players to believe those that claim that in the long run, poker is actually a skill game can really be telling the truth, when the bulk of them (75 million?) are these days playing online poker [you see, casinos and other brick & mortar venues just can’t make enough profit from only rake or time charge}, so there is no practical possibility of employing the skill subterfuges that ‘might’ apply in a live poker table game, is there?

 

[The young, in particular, need to be aware of the lure of the game, as poker can easily become a fascination leading to obsession, and subsequent addiction with devastating effect on lives – so perhaps it is best restricted to a fun activity played for low value stakes?

In Britain just who is running the Country: is it the Government, the Tory Party, the Labour Party, a minority Party, the Civil Service, the Councils, the EU – or just NOBODY?

Well, on last Friday following the publication of the full results of the previous day’s local elections in England, the Nation was given the answer that we had all dreaded, to the ultimate question of who was running things here in the UK –and the reply was indeed NOBODY, wasn’t it?

Yep, the Conservatives got utterly trounced on an unprecedented scale that was at least twice as bad as even their disillusioned pessimists had feared [the worst outcome indeed for 25 years], while Labour rather than being able to capitalise on the Tories freefall demise and win seats, instead got a bloody nose themselves and lost seats and control of Councils. Meanwhile in a Frankenstein like parody, the rotting body of the decayed LibDems was dug up in the dead of night, and ‘apparent’ life breathed into it?

The British public then had once again had to stomach their delusional Prime Minister Theresa May trotting up to a lectern to utter gobbledegook about her performance, while showing total unconcern for her singlehanded destruction of her Party, and her Government’s complete contempt for the despised electorate.

[Delusional: characterized by or holding idiosyncratic beliefs or impressions that are ‘contradicted’ by reality or rational argument, typically as a symptom of mental disorder]

Now, you will appreciate that 2 years ago, May was invited to the Palace and asked by the Queen if she was able to form a Government that had the support of the House of Commons as it then stood, and so was able to successfully pass the legislation that would be placed before it, and do so despite any opposing forces – she assured her Majesty that she indeed was able to do just that, so thereby she was appointed the ‘Prime Minister of the United Kingdom’.

We have since found out that this PM’s commitment then of that pledge to the Crown was simply a passing mirage – just like the many things that she has promised the Country since her appointment, wouldn’t you say? No other PM in our Country’s history would have had the bare-faced cheek to cling to the Highest Office of State, when faced with personal failure after failure [which in her mind she translated into success after success], and with that combined with demonstrable incompetence of the greatest order – which has included the appointment of ‘out of control’ Senior Ministers intent on sabotaging the will of the people and the Government’s planned legislation, the destructive demolition of the 100-year-old system of Cabinet government, and all that compounded with an abject loss of power over the Civil Service which increasing is allowed to govern the Country.

In the past three years, May has not only amplified her past reputation as a ‘survivor’, but has surpassed it and is now fully ensconced in No.10 Downing Street as snail-like ‘limpet’ woman, clinging tightly to power, so there is no way will she voluntarily leave, is there? No, and those who think that a Tory Party vote of ‘No Confidence’ would shake her loose – dream-on, eh? It would seem that the only realistic way of actually getting shot of her, is by having her committed under mental health provisions and seeing her carted off (in a straight-jacket?)– and many of us think there is ample evidence for that applying, eh? [but the shortage of mental health beds she has created would probably even prevent that, as well?].

May’s crass behaviour in negotiating ‘HER’ (rather than the UK’s) Withdrawal Agreement & Political Declaration with the EU, together with her subsequent actions in repetitively trying to get it ‘over-the-line’ (as she terms it) at Westminster, when she knows (or ought to know) full well that it is completely unacceptable, is clearly indicative of someone who is both mistaken and has unwavering defective judgement in her deplorable performance

Well, as we have seen, May’s response to this latest disastrous electoral outcome for her Party and the stinging rebuke to her government, is unbelievable to classify it as merely a “challenging” result, while at the same time deciding not only to blatantly ignore her own culpability for it all, but to blame the irresponsible Opposition, the Labour Party,. for her personal failure to deliver BREXIT as repeatedly promised – furthermore she insisted voters want politicians to “get on and deliver Brexit”

[That seems to be a somewhat strange and bizarre analysis of Thursday’s election results, considering that the major beneficiary by far of the massive kicking the Tory Party has suffered, is the one party that campaigned on a platform of “STOP BREXIT” (the LibDems), wouldn’t you say?]

In reality, the devastating ‘true’ message that the electorate’s backlash decision delivered last week was that the Conservative Government was a disaster, its performance was a disaster, and that Theresa May herself personally was a disaster and that she alone was the root cause of all that.

She nevertheless has turned that on its tail and called-on Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Opposition, “to get a deal and to deliver on Brexit”. In other words, she is continuing in wretched denial that it was the Governments job to deliver the BREXIT voted-for in the 2016 EU Referendum, and is now claiming that it has been the ‘Labour Party’ who are responsible for her failure to control her own bloody incalcitrant MPs, incompetent Ministers, and divided maverick Cabinet.

Wow! The Country is in new territory here, whereby the ‘government of the day’ is no longer the ‘Executive’ running things in the UK on behalf of the people, but is now not only solely an arrogant representative of the ‘ruling elite’ but one which nevertheless has to ‘plead’ with Her Majesty’s Opposition to bail it out, and does so by agreeing ground-breaking and basic modifications to its planned and tabled legislation. What a crock-of-shit, eh?

Oh yes, May’s legacy will NOT be the one she has doggedly set out to achieve, of successfully taking the UK out of the EU, and something for which she has screwed-up all else, but she isn’t the only culpable one here, is she? No, it goes much much deeper than that, and indeed reaches the bowels of the present dysfunctional Conservative Party, doesn’t it?

Those who have orchestrated the greatest betrayal of democracy and allowed the collapse of all semblance of leadership in government, are indeed the arrogant elected MPs of the Conservative Party, wouldn’t you say?

For a start, to thwart the Leavers, they elected May as their leader, and so de facto Prime Minister, without reference to and therefore without the explicit support of their constituencies and their grass root supporters – May would NOT have been a popular choice because she is totally lacking in charisma or charm, and more importantly she has no public persona whatsoever, which are essential attributes for any successful politician, surely?

Moreover, even those of us who are not personally directly involved in politics stated in print at the time that May did NOT have the necessary experience and was NOT up to the challenging job, so just why then did supposedly experienced Tory MPs actually elect her – because the majority of them were ‘Remainers’ and they KNEW that she as a fellow traveller would screw-up BREXIT, perhaps?

Certainly, the shit hit the fan last year when May blatantly ditched BREXIT in a underhand move worthy of any subversive operator, resulting in Cabinet turmoil, so the writing was on the cards then – but those MPs together with the hierarchy of the Conservative Party simply froze like a rabbit caught in a car’s headlights, oblivious to the impending doom.

When May, typically insensible to the fact that her plan has no legs, despite being repetitively warned of that by those charged with delivering it, brought that critical matter to the floor of the House, she suffered the most humiliating defeat in history – yet she simply bushed it off as being of no consequence and the Tory Party effectively did NOTHING. Oh yes, they DID indeed have a vote of No Confidence which massively failed, because she assured them that she would go to Brussels to successfully renegotiate the plan – why would they believe a Leader who had a track record of covering-up, dodging the facts and of outright lying, eh?

Even in this latest escapade, it was widely accepted that May was leading the Party into the black abyss and yet the main arbiters of action to unseat her, stayed their hand and let her self-destruct the once powerful Tory Party – WHY?

Incompetent cowards, including those already jockeying to replace her, perhaps?

 

[PM ‘Theresa May’s’ failure to deliver BREXIT is simply the straw that broke the camel’s back of this dysfunctional Government, and 3 years after voting to LEAVE the European Union, we are now going to vote in their meaningless elections at a massive cost of over £100million– but the newly formed ‘BREXIT Party’ is poised to win it and subsequently is it likely going to replace conservatism at Westminster at the next General Election?]

 

 

“Let my people go” was the clear message of Britain to the EU – the impending consequences for it being ignored?

 

The BREXIT Party – a phoenix regenerating Leave?

Those of the Christian faith will know of the biblical story of Moses, whereby he on behalf of God demanded of the Pharaoh Let my people go – the release of the Israelites from bondage in Egypt – the biblical consequences of stubbornness and heart hardening refusal, was ten plagues on Egypt [Blood, Frogs, Lice, Flies, Livestock pestilence, Boils, Hail and fire, Locusts, Darkness, and Firstborn death]

Now, it wouldn’t be proper to link the UK’s demand to leave the EU with an illuminating divine account, but nevertheless it is worth noting that it is most likely that there will be consequences befalling the EU by making this Country’s departure ‘impossibly’ difficult, then creating conditions to also enslave our Nation for further two years under its dictatorial control, and indeed now extending our membership by delaying BREXIT day by 6 months or more – a dire situation that has resulted in incandescent anger within a normally subservient population, eh?

Some may well ponder as to just why the EU leadership have acted as such shit-faces to a Country that has been such a friend and so important a colleague in terms of its contribution on all fronts to the EU, eh?

Well, for a start the answer is that the UK has never supported the EU’s end game, its obsessive ambition of federalisation, when those in charge there who are determined to see that objective achieved, can see it going down the plughole when Britain has ultimately walked-away from the game. Then of course there is the EU’s determination to dish out the maximum “punishment”, both to really wound our population for ever daring to vote ‘Leave’, as well as to cut the nation down to size and make ‘high and mighty Britain’, as they see it, finally small and belittled.

Well so far, the EU have succeeded in that quest and certainly the UK is on the ropes, isn’t it? Yep, but the weapon it has deployed is a double edge sword, so the EU as a consequence has also inflicted ‘self-harm on itself?

You see, the EU’s intransigence in dealing with the UK’s impending departure was intended to equally act as a warning signal and as a deterrent to other countries that might want to follow suit, wasn’t it?

Well, it has had the opposite effect as it has in fact galvanised widespread opposition to the EU, because it has become crystal clear just how domineering, how undemocratic, how manipulated by the few, and how out of control, the current EU organisation has become – so an action resulting in an equal and opposite reaction [as Newton would have it], just like as in Britain, many of those who had voted to Remain now want to leave on ‘No-Deal’, eh?

The architect of the EU’s disgraceful treatment of the UK over the past 3 years following the BREXIT Referendum decision, is their chief negotiator, one Michel Barnier, and he is now running scared by the self-destructive forces he has released by his dastardly dealings, isn’t he?

Yep, he thought that his nemesis, Nigel Farage, had been well and truly neutered and that the UKIP party’s power and influence had been finally annihilated. Well he has been shocked to the core to find that explicitly because of his and the EU’s deeds, Farage has risen like a phoenix from the ashes, and has created the new BREXIT Party to take over the baton from UKIP, whence it is now poised to win the UK’s EU Election race on 23 May – in a battle that is a costly and phoney exercise, but which has solely been brought about by the manipulative EU’s ambition to try to get the UK to effectively stay in the club.

Hence Barnier is now shit-scared that Farage will succeed in destroying the EU and its European Project as it stands, and he has nightmares that a Farage lookalike will evolve in every country, no less?

The UK EU election may well result in the arrival in Brussels of a revigorated army of anti-EU MEPs, who will do their damndest to undermine the work of its parliament in any way possible – mind you they won’t have the same power as the Leaver wreckers had at Westminster, as MEPs don’t actually control the EU in any which way, do they?

The EU’s own polling has shown that currently less than half of Britons support remaining in the European Union, while that was the same situation in the CZECH REPUBLIC and in crippled by €2.1trillion of debt ITALY, whence both countries could also quit the EU if given the chance in a vote – a large percentage of their voters do already actually favour quitting the bloc outright

So, rising disenchantment with the dealings of EU is not just confined to the UK and with a revival of nationalism across the EU, not least as a result of high levels of young people out work, even FRANCE could kick over the traces in these upcoming EU elections and send eurosceptic MEPs to rain on Barnier’s parade, since far-right leader Marine Le Pen’s party has snatched top spot from EU ultra-committed President Macron in the EU election poll. Then of course there is also HUNGARY which has run anti-EU campaigns so at the very least wants big changes in it [other eurosceptic countries but less so are POLAND, AUSTRIA, DEMARK]

The diehard counties apparently still ‘loving-it’ in the EU, are the Netherlands, Ireland, Luxembourg, Sweden, and big beneficiary Germany]

While Barnier’s had pinned his whole potential political future on forcing the ‘totally unacceptable’ withdrawal agreement on the UK and so avoiding its disorderly exit, he now faces abject failure and the consequential wrath of some of the countries that have the most to lose by a ‘No-Deal’ BREXIT – like Germany (its manufacturing industry continues its decline and it already has export troubles), Ireland (who will have shot themselves in the foot by supporting the EU’s hard line), Slovakia (major car exporter to UK), Belgium, and Spain – when it is widely thought that the eurozone may not survive the next recession

 

[The problem with the European Union is that it was ‘conceived’ by the French, who might be renowned for their food but are NOT for their administration, nor commitment to democracy, nor for making friendships, nor for an unchaotic approach, while unfortunately Britain played no part in its planning and construction, because Attlee’s suspicious and unreceptive Labour government wouldn’t engage, so turned-down the godsent opportunity in 1950 to create a mould that would have produced a working democratic EU model]

“.. we must never cease to proclaim in fearless tones the great principles of freedom and the rights of man which are the joint inheritance of the English-speaking world and which through Magna Carta, the Bill of Rights, the Habeas Corpus, trial by jury…

All this means that the people of any country have the right, and should have the power by constitutional action, by free unfettered elections, with secret ballot, to choose or change the character or form of government under which they dwell; that freedom of speech and thought should reign; that courts of justice, independent of the executive, unbiased by any party, should administer laws which have received the broad assent of large majorities or are consecrated by time and custom. Here are the title deeds of freedom which should lie in every cottage home.”           Churchill    (Fulton, Missouri March 5, 1946)

 

 

 

 

UK’s modern ‘younger generation’ is represented by the Millennials group – one blatantly unaware of the past and ignorantly out-of-touch with the present?

Well, probably many of us didn’t know it, but demographers, those who are the bright sparks who undertake statistical study of populations, place us human beings into age-related groups, which aren’t totally date precise, that they determine have ‘specific characteristics’ – naming such groups Silent, Baby boomers, Generation X, Millennials, Generation Z.

In that categorization system then, the British young, those who are not yet middle age so up to say age 40ish, are in the so-called ‘millennials’ cohort [basically often the children of those born after WWII], but to some of us, that group are a really worrying shower, as they don’t seem to understand the real world as it is, don’t appreciate the benefits of the UK society they live in, nor concern themselves about the devastating sacrifices that previous others have made to create it, do they?

No, you see while they may well be pretty mature men and women, they nevertheless are ones who so far have not only had an easy ride and a cushy life in an indulgent society, but they seem blindly oblivious as to the ways of the big bad world, often they don’t even know where other countries are, let alone what goes on there or what lives are like, so their attitudes and opinions suffer deficiently from that basic fact.

Contritely, they are desperately ‘unlike’ the baby boomer group that was born in the period immediately after WWII, as those are people who were sufficiently close to comprehend and fear the previous dreadful and dastardly times of no work, abject family poverty, outside loos, and the time of war when much of the population had faced both death each day, as well as the threat of invasion by an oppressive power. Those times included also the imposition of the hardships of armed conflict and its aftermath, which involved dismal food shortages, but even worse the loss and non-return from abroad of their loved ones who had fought to save this Country, or even families where fathers did subsequently return to their families to be with children they hadn’t seen for up to five years (so they were greeted by sons and daughters saying “are YOU my dad?”)

Inexplicable, our UK millennials are obliviously blind to the Country’s past, so utterly fail to appreciate the sacrifices made by past generations for Britain to first become and then remain a democratic free country.

They seem blissfully unaware that the rights that they now take for granted were ‘hard earned’ through some eight centuries starting with the Magna Carter, and along the way it involved countless deaths, a civil war, and a revolution, long before the political reforms took over, which has finally wrestled absolute power away from the monarchy, the aristocracy, the landed gentry and the upper classes.

Furthermore, it took the courage, willpower, and suffering of suffragette militant women, who had to take-on the government, the establishment and the powerful press. The consequences included a death under the King’s horse, imprisonment for a thousand women, many of whom were involved in hunger strikes and being forced feed, being sexually assaulted. They undertook direct action, civil disobedience, politician heckling, stormed parliament, and held marches, and that was just to even begin the process of women gaining ANY real rights at all or allowing women the vote – here we are now 115 years later and British women are still engaged in that struggle with pay equality still a mirage – but no concept of such crucial events reside in the consciousness of the female millennials who were handed it all on a plate, it would seem?

Moreover, our younger generation of people simply don’t realise that Britain did not become a real democracy until just some 90 years ago, as that was when the Representation of the People Act first gave the vote to ALL us men and women over the age of 21 irrespective of power, position, or status, didn’t it?

[Nowadays that sacrifice is all flushed down the toilet as millions are so self-indulgent and so far too lazy to exercise their vote]

Yep, but subsequently and just a dozen years after our enfranchisement, the UK’s new found democracy, freedom and independence, indeed was threatened with total extinction by Hitler, Nazism, and Germany’s revived concept of Lebensraum, which involving removal from the country of other indigenous populations, coupled together with a strategic program for Germany’s world domination.

This Country had initially stood on its own for a year after the Germans had conquered most of Western Europe in less than two months, and it took blood sweat and tears for a total of 6 years to defeat the impending outcome that would have enslaved each and every one of us here now.

The price that others had paid to give us current citizens of Britain our trouble-free lifestyle, was nearly half-a-million brave citizens dead and almost four-million others injured – perhaps the young of today will only start to ‘give-a-damn’ when the freedom they casually enjoy is snatched away from them by the forces of evil, eh? The naive will say that such a thing just could not happen in Britain because this is a developed and stable democratic country – dream on?

Things can and do change and the rate of change can be quite rapid in today’s topsy-turvy world can’t it? Fifty years ago before the arrival of the arrival of the millennials, manufacturing was the most significant area of work and opportunity and indeed provided the UK with a quarter of its wealth – but no longer, eh?

Britain used to have a major steel industry with production at 45 million tonnes a year, which has been decimated to a quarter of that and is on the verge of complete collapse and the workforce that was some 320 thousand has dropped by nearly 300 thousand. The 400,000 tonnes a year aluminium industry has seen a reduction of 90% a year, while in our cement industry production output capacity has halved, as it has also in our once massive 100million ton fishing industry. Then in terms of metals, whereas output used to ‘increase’ by about 3% a year, it now declines at double that rate, while food & drink output used to rise at over 5% a year it now drops by 1%, and in the case of textiles output instead of going up at 2½ % a year it now goes down by 6% a year.

Or take the dire ending of the UK’s coal industry, as whereby in the 1970s there were still nearly three-hundred deep mines employing over three-hundred-thousand miners, which produced over a hundred-and-fifteen million tons of coal a year –those deep mines now have GONE so there are just NONE – the last one closed over three years ago.

Oh yes, with the rise in new technology over the past five decades, fresh and different jobs have arrived to provide different employment as the older industries have dramatically declined, but nevertheless their demise has left whole communities devastated and in a disarray from which perhaps they will never recover –such changes in the near future just might be the catalyst that ignites those forces of evil that we all ought to dread, eh?

In recent years we have seen a spate of factory closures, with production being transferred overseas – like van production to Turkey, car capacity to Slovakia, chocolate to Poland, domestic appliances to the Netherlands and the Czech Republic, and metal containers to Poland – all of which has a negative impact on the state of play in this Country, doesn’t it?

One of the most worrying and frightening manifestations of ‘unexpected’ change here, has to be the demonstrable utter collapse of the existing UK’s political system in just 3 short years, simply brought-about by chaos resulting from divisiveness over BREXIT – which has not only disadvantagely split the nation but has caused un-healable rifts in families, and threatens violence within the community because of irrational opinions. Some say we have the worse leaders of the two main parties since the Suez crisis in the case of the Tories, and ‘ever’ in the case of Labour, plus the worse parliament since Cromwell

Then of course we have currently eco-warriors shutting-down and blockading central areas of London for days on end and threatening to close Heathrow airport, all done to bring attention to a glaring lack climate change action – but nevertheless causing major public anger and resentment –  in conjunction with the police being diverted from dealing with escalating violent crime, and having to instead arrest a thousand protestors and bang them up for a spell

Other countries are also in a state of flux, as evidenced by the once renowned powerhouse of Germany with its economy now in trouble, as demonstrated by the fact that growth is close to zero, they only just avoided recession at the end of last year, and when it has cut its forecast for 2019 economic growth for the second time in three months, and that slowdown is driven by a recession in manufacturing with exporters struggling – that situation could cause massive public unrest as the areas in the old east Germany are economically impoverished and are reliant on massive subsidies which are likely to be cut by over fifty percent

For many older people it is beyond understanding why our millennials don’t just see what is going on around the world and the bad things that can happen suddenly, and so concern themselves more with the possible dangers to their offspring’s future lives, eh?

For instance, Ukraine in a landslide has just elected as President a comedian with zero political experience, but then again that is a country that has been transformed by unprecedented change and has been badly traumatised in just the last 5 years under the previous guy, with widespread corruption, a civil war with Russian-backed separatists and the annexation by Russia of the Crimean peninsula part of their country.

Or what about what has transpired in Venezuela where there is an ongoing, uncontrolled, and growing crisis. Twenty years ago it was the richest economy in South America due to its oil – with substantial production and massive reserves. Today their democracy and freedom is in the gutter, there is hyperinflation, the community is largely poverty-stricken, and water, sanitation, electricity, medicine, money, and even food, are all either rationed or unavailable, the health system has buckled as there are no medicines, and the oppressed population have been on the streets demonstrating for 2 years, but in a premeditated policy of the authorities, they face illegitimate force, with violent and lethal acts [over 160 people have been killed].

 

[Disgusting situations that exist now, and in past times have befallen and enslaved the peoples of many other counties around the world, should act as a stirring wake-up call to ALL those in the UK who aren’t fully active in defending their own democracy and freedom against those that would dumb-down it, as well as the potential forces of dictatorship and fascism, don’t you think?]

UK European Parliament elections in 2019 – oh but YES, that IS now going to happen UNLESS we leave on ‘No Deal’?

 

Well, the British public were told that they the voters could at long last decide whether or not the UK should stay shackled to the unelected-administrator-controlled European Union – which the Country had been taken into by MPs without any .public approval whatsoever. THE PUBLIC WERE MISLED

The British public were told that they MUST vote ‘Remain’ or the Country would immediately collapse economically and go into instant  recession, while unemployment would soar. Eurozone GDP is currently actually weaker than the UK, Italy is suffering from its fifth recession in two decades, Germany with growth close to zero only just avoided recession last year, and despite everything, UK business investment has grown (though not massively), while our unemployment is at its lowest level for some 45 years and employment has actually ‘increased’ by a third. THE PUBLIC WERE MISLED

The British public were told that in the ‘unlikely’ event (as far as the establishment was concerned) that BREXIT won the ‘IN-OUT’ Referendum, the UK would exit the EU in 2 years, but the Government and its MPs subsequently decided to double that to 4 years without any public approval or consultation whatsoever. THE PUBLIC WERE MISLED

he British public were told by PM David Cameron that if his Remain plan was defeated, he nevertheless would remain on-deck to deliver BREXIT, but then he immediately jumped ship and scarpered to earn his fortune [£1million?) with speech making around the World, ten or so jobs, and his memoirs. THE PUBLIC WERE MISLED

When the British public decided 3 years ago that the Country should ‘Leave’ the EU, they were told by the Government that their decision WOULD be implemented as promised. THE PUBLIC WERE MISLED

The British public were told by new PM Theresa May that although she had campaigned as a Remainer, that she had converted to a BREXITEER, as has the fellow Remainers she stuffed her Cabinet with, so then even three of the four Great Offices of State (the most senior and prestigious posts in the British government) were driven by Remainers – Prime Minister, Chancellor & Home Secretary), when they ALL as unrepentant Remainers have worked tirelessly to scupper BREXIT. THE PUBLIC WERE MISLED

The British public were told that it was an IN-OUT Referendum, but despite that fact, as soon as the decision became ‘OUT’, it was decided by the elite, big business, and recalcitrant Remain MPs, who were against it, that it WASN’T now to be completely OUT– the BREXITEERS were told that they were idiots who didn’t know WHAT they voting for at the time, so new words were invented to categorize BREXIT like deal & no-deal, hard brexit, soft brexit, crashing-out, cliff edge, etc. THE PUBLIC WERE MISLED

The British public were told that we were leaving the EU at 11pm on 29 March 2019 [albeit still in there as a non-participant ‘rule-taker’ for another two years], and the PM assured the Nation of that committed outcome over a hundred times, but nevertheless Britain didn’t leave, but instead have gone TWICE on bended knees to the EU to plead to stay in longer – so now leaving the EU hierarchy is likely to be delayed until next ‘trick or treat’ Halloween. THE PUBLIC WERE MISLED

The British public were told that there would be no question of the UK ever participating in the 2019 EU Parliamentary Elections, and May assured the Nation that she couldn’t countenance being PM if that ever happened, The Government even at this time pretends (ie lies) that with or without Labour support, if PMs finally capitulate to May’s ‘unacceptable’ (to both Leaver and Remainers) deal, that the impending EU elections can be avoided – well they bloody well CANNOT, simply because there absolutely isn’t sufficient time to enact the required ‘new’ UK legislation to authorise any kind of deal with a Withdrawal Bill, which will be of course massively controversial, not least regarding the so-called BREXIT divorce bill, and the Irish backstop et al, eh?

After the Easter recess, Parliament resumes on 23 April and has scheduled just 17 sitting days before the EU elections on 23 May (and 4 non-sitting Fridays). The Bill simply cannot be dealt with in such a truncated timescale – it would more likely take 60 sitting days?]

THE ONLY WAY OF AVOIDING PARTICIPATING IN THE EU ELECTIONS is to leave the EU immediately under the existing law which was passed by an overwhelming majority in Parliament – a law which the arch-Remainer wreckers who have now gained control are attempting to flout and overturn at the twelfth hour. THE PUBLIC WERE MISLED and are continuing to be MISLED

So YES, there WILL BE a UK held EU election this summer on Thursday 23 May 2019, so almost a full three years after the Nation decided to completely leave the EU, and YOU, if you ‘choose’ to do so, WILL be voting in your particular region for party selected candidates – but they have now only a WEEK to be registered, eh? [Cost £110million plus?]

 

[In the latest poll, the week old BREXIT party has topped the poll for the upcoming EU election (BREXIT 27%, Labour 22%, Conservative 15%). That is of course the ‘popular vote’ which doesn’t translate directly into MEP seats, but it might do when campaigning actually starts, eh?]

 

Reinstate the compulsory UK Identity Cards system – finally unmask the fraudsters and incognito hoody muggers, criminals, and knifers?

Due to the UK’s uncontrollable surge in knife crime (100 knifings a day), the provocative and dangerous habit of routinely carrying knives by the young (including school children), and indeed in our cities the daily knifing and murdering of young people by young people, the authorities at long last have taken the first essential step to halt that juggernaut of death, destruction, and unbridled crime.

That step was taken just 2 weeks ago by the current Home Secretary Sajid Javid and it was to ‘reinstate’ the police’s greater powers of ‘stop and search’ so that it can become effective once more on our crime-ridden streets and keep them safe.

He has trashed disastrous Theresa May’s previous reforms of five years ago when as Home Secretary she set-about the police, undermined them, cut their funding and numbers, decided that SHE knew best about dealing with crime, and tied the hands of the police by crushing their powers of stop and search, which she determined had no discernible effect in reducing crime but poisoned community relations – all in her failed quest to appease and appeal to the liberal-minded elite, eh?

Oh yes, the use of large-scale mass stop and search operations had been highly controversial, it has to be said – not least because black people or those from minority ethnic groups, were four times more likely to be stopped and searched on the streets by the police than white people?

What May actually achieved was to play directly into the hands of the gutter criminals, because the police could no longer disrupt crime, nor take weapons of our most dangerous and notoriously crime-ridden streets, nor battle to reduce the threat of serious violence occurring there.

Well, whether or not there remains concerns in some quarters about unfairly targeting people who are black, now that the allegation of institutional police racism has been alleviated, the new Home Secretary is convinced [as are the police and the mass of the population] that stop and search has to be bulked-up with a large surge in operations to lance the boil of violent street crime – and Javid can get away with restoring such effective tactics, perhaps without too much personal criticism, because he is black himself and comes from immigrant stock

[LONDON

  • Statistics mid 2018 showed that almost half of murder victims, as well as murder suspects were black despite that ethnic group accounting for just 13% of London’s population
  • Twenty-one teenagers [all black or ethnic minorities] were murdered in 2018: Oluwadamilolda Odeyingbo, Hasan Ozcan, Sabri Chibani, Promise Nkenda, Lewis Blackman, Abdikarim Hassan, Kelvin Odunuyi, Lyndon Davis, Tanesha Melbourne-Blake, Amaan Shakoor, Israel Ogunsola, Rhyhiem Ainsworth Barton, Jordan Douherty, Katrina Makunova, Latwaan Griffiths, Guled Farah, Ethan Nedd-Bruce, Jay Hughes, Malcolm Mide-Madariola, John Ogunjobi, Aron Warren.

 

HOWEVER INCONVENIENT OR UNFAIR, EFFECTIVE STOP AND SEARCH MIGHT HAVE SAVED THESE CHILDREN, AND DOUBTLESS THEIR MOTHERS FEEL THAT WAY AS WELL]

The second essential step required here in Britain, is to deal with another of the biggest problems we are currently facing in our society which is the one of the increasingly prevalent activity of gangs, drug dealers, and other criminals who are simply able to prowl the streets or lurk in the shadows, and go about their destructive business ‘incognito’, because they are being allowed to hide their identities with numerous aliases, and alter physical appearance or cover faces behind hoodies, balaclavas, full-face biker helmets, face scarves, dark sunglasses, fake tans, dyed hair, wigs, hats, and the like, or in some cases even the full face veil.

Of course, some organisations like banks ask customers to remove face helmets, hats and sunglasses before approaching tellers, but don’t enforce it, while others like garages and shopping precincts might insist that people must be physically identifiable because of the specific risks of shop-lifting, fraud and other illegal actions

However, as some people have found, being unable to actually prove your identity or right to be resident in the UK, is something of potential nightmarish proportions, yet it is claimed by the usual civil-rights scaremongers that many law-abiding citizens here would find the idea awful and ‘un-British’ of being asked to show identity at any particular time, as they would feel their lives were being suppressed under an oppressive police State. That is simply a load of bollocks though – while it indeed may be a truism for ‘some’ of those who have survived last century’s war years, or seen Hollywood war movies, so know of Nazi-Germany government agents figurative demand of “your papers please”, but it has no relevance nor standing in these modern days, does it?

Oh yes, some will say that carrying an ID card would be an unnecessarily and excessively intrusive burden, but those that so claim will of course predominately include those of the criminal element, who rely on total anonymity to get away with their crimes, don’t they?

You see, without any compunction whatsoever British people already carry a photocard driving licence, a railcard, a photocard bus pass, a library card, photocard citizencard id card, a photocard proof of age card, bank cards, credit cards, store cards, company photocards, club membership cards, residence cards, seaman books etc, which all are compulsory to show on demand when used, and even on occasion a passport has to be shown to prove identity within the UK, or when overseas.

Moreover, despite the assertion from some living in the past diehards here, that our citizens required preservation of a ‘right to remain anonymous’, some 70% of the population also readily widely disclose to all and sundry, much of the intimate details and activities their personal lives, just through multi-membership of media platforms [Facebook (the biggest @ 40million), Instagram, Google+,Twitter, Pinterest, Linkedin, Snapchat, Friends Reunited, Reddit, Tumbir, Goodreads, Myspace, et al]

Notwithstanding all of that, which clearly evidences the population’s general attitude to so-called ‘privacy’, the planned introduction and ongoing use of national Identity cards in Britain were scrapped eight years ago, following a campaign to stop such a system being fully introduced, whence the ones already issued were no longer valid and couldn’t be used as proof of identify

As you might expect that retrograde action, which has now put our society under the control of the criminal classes, was carried-out at the behest of the usual ‘screw-it-up’ human rights and liberal “do-gooder crowd”, and indeed was enacted by the bloody LibDems, who had sacrificed their principles to sneak into Government as a coalition partner to the Tories. National identity cards were in the process of being rolled-out as a personal identification document which was linked to the national identity register database, which has since been destroyed – the loss of everything that had been already put in place at enormous cost over some four years.

[Foreign nationals from outside the EU continue to require an ID card for use as a biometric residence permit]

There is a general lack of compulsory ID in the UK, as only airport workers or others in certain high-security professions are required to carry an identity card. While nobody in the UK is required to carry any form of ID, and in everyday situations most authorities, such as the police, do not make spot checks of identification for individuals, although they may do so in instances of arrest, but nevertheless you can’t actually fly anywhere even within the UK without proving identity to the airline [normally passport or diving licence – even children need to do so]

Now, such things are different in many other countries, where it is simply accepted these days as part of their current culture and custom to carry ID – so virtually nobody there bats an eyelid about it, do they?

Indeed Britain has ‘had’ ID cards before – both during WWI and for a dozen years during and after WWII. Some liberalists will say “ah, but that was when we were in a war”, won’t they? Well yes, but we most certainly ARE in a bloody war NOW, and in one which we are losing-out to drug traffickers, burglars, violent robbers, murders, arsonists, rapists, car thieves, computer cyber attackers, virus pushers & hackers, shoplifters, fraudsters & forgers, extremists, terrorists and their supporters, et all, aren’t we?

Moreover, the UK also invoked the compulsory carrying of an identity card in public areas in Hong Kong, when it still was a British colony back 40 years ago, and that continues today and seems to have never been a matter of resentment for Hongkongers.

Yes, so what is urgently needed in the UK now is a compulsory national id card that can be made available quickly. This would help cut crime and aid extra protection against terrorism supporters, in a smartcard micro-chip technology form containing sufficient biometrics to ensure that the holder of a card is who they say they are, and one which includes sufficiently adequate details to prove identity – and that with being backed-up with adequate security of issue, but without the extensive ‘interlinked database structure’ that was intended previously, and which was really the focus of almost all of the past concerns. It must not of course go down the road followed by issuing of national insurance numbers, which are so uncontrolled they are currently an unfunny joke as they are issued willy-nilly to any illegal immigrant landed at the coast, or most-wanted criminals escaping justice in the safe haven UK, eh?

Currently, the police’s hands are tied by unbridled liberal opinioned restrictions on obtaining people’s identity, as Joe public is deemed by them to resent police checks, but this leaves the criminal with the upper hand, real power, and in complete control, doesn’t it?

Yep, the police, for instance, must have reasonable cause to ask for identification, and they do NOT have the right to demand someone’s name OR address without a ‘substantive reason’. Generally, a police officer can only ask someone to give their name and address if they believe them to have committed an offence, or are about to commit an offence. It is then a basic badge of honour for criminals, and particularly those driving stolen cars or committing driving offences, and fighting drunks or hooligans, to give false details which ties-up officers for countless hours to unravel or having to establish identities by taking them back to the police station.

ID cards have an important role to play as a deterrent in preventing fraud through identity deception, not least involving banks and retail fraud, as it would be a straightforward means of establishing identity. Also it would prevent people working in the UK who arent allowed to do so [like overstayers, illegal immigrants, asylum-seekers, etc]. While the Country’s defence against terrorism has to rely on a lot more than an ID system, it will nevertheless enable the authorities to track them and trace all criminal suspects more easily

 

[Many would advocate that everybody should be subject to a ‘stop and search’ and Home Secretary ‘Sajid Javid’ has stepped-up to the plate to progress that forward, and the ball is also in his court to introduce a modern ID card system – just let’s hope he is up to the task, eh?]

Primino Theresa May (prime-minister in name only)

 

We have had just less than 3 years of Theresa May and already

  1. She has disgraced herself and bought shame on herself as a politician
  2. She has demeaned the great office of Prime Minister
  3. She has trounced the imbedded tradition of governmental collective responsibility
  4. She has bounced the Cabinet that she personally chose and appointed but has defied their decisions
  5. She has allowed her Cabinet and MPs to thumb their noses up at democracy in a country that once was a beacon for that system of government
  6. She has overseen a shockingly alarming demise in the responsible operation of the House of Commons in a parliamentary system that has been in place and operated dutifully for hundreds of years and is widely seen as the ‘Mother of Parliaments’
  7. She has brought about a constitutional crisis whereby the Executive, that holds responsibility for governance of the State, no longer has control over the levers of power relied on by the government to manage Parliament’s legislative agenda
  8. She has undermined forever the rights of the British people and the voters’ belief in the power of the ballot-box to exercise control over the executive and elite
  9. She has acted like a sovereign dictator and has deliberately thwarted the will of the people in favour of it being ‘her way or no way’
  10. She has destroyed the Government and its credibility both in this Country and overseas
  11. She has scuppered the Conservative Party – probably forever
  12. She has humiliated our great nation on the World stage and brought the Country to its knees at the EU – again and AGAIN
  13. She has downgraded the United Kingdom from a worldwide respected nation into an international laughing stock
  14. She has turned Britain from a Major Country into a banana republic
  15. She has introduced a catalyst that has broken the UK’s political system, which will finally end the ideological dogma’s two party system, but in a manner that will allow extremist parties to flourish instead

 

[For the sake of the Country’s future, ‘Theresa May’ has to go as UK Prime Minister immediately and that means NOW, but NO ONE in the Tory Party has the guts to make it happen – pity that the people here don’t have the same drive as the suppressed population in the authoritarian, totalitarian, state of Sudan, who despite facing fierce resistance from the ex-military ‘Omar al-Bashir’ regime, which held all effective political power, have used their intense anti-government protests to finally remove that long-serving dictator from power]