The Government’s use of CPI and RPI measures of inflation – employing the art of the conman?

When the Bank of England raised Bank Rate earlier this month, that was decided upon using the figure for inflation of 2.5% (the government’s inflation target, with primary aim of price stability, is actually 2%). Those numbers are based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) – the other most used measure of inflation over the […]

You may WELL have voted for BREXIT [et vous ne regrette rien], but your vote will count for NOTHING – no ‘PEOPLE’S democracy here in Britain nowadays?

        BIG FIBS, BIGGER FIBS, MASSIVE FIBS The powers that be and the Establishment in the UK were flummoxed when the people voted in June 2016 to openly defied them in favour of BREXIT. However, when they had overcome their bewilderment, they simply concluded that with time, because they knew best [mainly for themselves, their class, and their commercial interests), that […]

‘Canadian’ Mark Carney Governor of Bank of England – time for him to bog-off?

Well, well, well, Mark Carney is in the news ‘again’ and stealing the headlines once more [this time by raising interest rates and then rubbishing BREXIT]– no surprise there then, as he is a ‘pig-headed’ self-publicist, and totally the wrong type of character for the man who is Governor of Bank of England [and Chairman […]

Teenage schoolchildren working in the holidays – a massive benefit or a disgrace?

Somehow or other, a silly debate is raging here as to whether or not it is a good thing for teenagers to actually work in holiday time. It was kicked-off a couple of days or so ago when Esther McVey (Secretary of State for Work and Pensions) wrote an article encouraging youngsters to go out […]

The so-called ‘Health Lobby’ is under attack – but NOT by the gutter Press?

  It was of some surprise last Sunday, to read in a respected broadsheet newspaper, a major article attacking the Governments (some would say weak?) attempts to curtail the food industry’s continued flooding of Britain with unnecessarily over-sugared food and drink. It is hardly the responsible action of a major quality newspaper, to publish a […]

Donald Trump may be seen as a ‘despicable’ president of the United States – but he’s spot on the button about ‘Iran’?

    Some three years ago America organised a so-called “peace” deal with rogue state Iran (known as Persia before 1935), supposedly to stop them becoming a ‘nuclear power’, in exchange for six world powers [the US, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany] unfreezing $100 billion of Iranian international assets, cancelling the punishing & biting sanctions […]

Council elections May 2018 were another Labour damp squib, another nail in its coffin – and the final rejection of a future Corbyn Premiership?

  Many will be confused about the result of last week’s UK local elections, won’t they? Yep, you see ALL the main parties have claimed “success”, and the non-mentally challenged amongst us know quite well that that just can’t be right, can it? In all honesty, the only thing that really happened was the ‘not-unexpected’ […]

‘England a Nation of Shopkeepers’ – replaced by ‘Britain a Nation of Gluttony & Sloth’?

The UK is the Leader in Europe once again! Shame on us all! We are officially the most obese country in western Europe. [Obesity has tripled here over past 30 years, for god’s sake]. But how the hell has that disastrous situation come about, eh? Is it an illness epidemic? NO, but it is certainly […]

Women don’t know their place in the 21st Century – it’s in the kitchen?

  A new statue sculptured ‘by a woman’ has been placed and unveiled ‘by a woman’, in the shadow of the Houses of Parliament, and unbelievably it was one of ‘a woman’ – the 1890’s suffragist, a non-militant, [not to be confused with suffragettes who were] campaigner Millicent Fawcet. Now this bronze was placed in […]

With just under one year to go until ‘BREXIT’ what progress has UK made in leaving the EU – bloody NONE whatsoever?

         British Exit from the European Union [BREXIT] was decided-on by the UK population in a unique Referendum held on 23 June 2016, after the Parliament at Westminster had finally acceded that particular major constitutional decision to the general public voters. Despite the Government’s dire warnings that leaving the EU would harm both the […]