Funding the UK State Pension is a historically nightmare – but now the ghosts of the dead are coming to haunt and destroy us?

 NO STATE PENSIONS LEFT Halloween may be nearly here again but the real frightening ghouls and spooks that Britain faces these days really arise from the past and the iconic universal State Pension that was introduced back in 1946 by the national insurance act, doesn’t it? Yep, the problem is that these days the cost […]

UK General Election 2015 fiasco – electoral reform well overdue?

    The only thing that is evident from the build-up to this 2015 General  Election is that our voting system is no longer fit for purpose, don’t you think? Not only is our ‘first-past-the-post’ system predicted to produce another ‘hung parliament’ (with seemingly only complex possibilities for producing a stable government), but it is […]

General Election ‘Manifestos’ – just Promises. Promises, Promises?

      Well, well, well, some parties so called Manifestos are out this week. Should we have expected them to be jammed full of surprises? No, not really, the only real surprise is that they didn’t appear at the start of the campaign nor even earlier, don’t you think? [MANIFESTO:-     Plaid Cymru (TWO WEEKS […]

Crystal ball result of the UK 2015 General Election – want to know?

  Dadman007′s General Election prediction is based on the opinion that Labour will hang on to their current level of support, but that the Conservatives’ star will fade before the Election. What do YOU think? [Get your own prediction done?]. Such a scenario has been run through a major predictor website and it doesn’t show […]

‘Austerity’ – has it now reached the end of the road?

Austerity is quite a new word to most of us isn’t it? We have only really got used to that term over the past half decade surely? It is supposed to mean of course the process of reducing expenditure and being frugal. In practice though it means something quite different doesn’t it, perhaps something quite […]

General Election Bribes –will one secure YOUR vote?

A post here six months ago [UK General Election coming up – a right bonanza in the offing?] warned the voting public that the season of voting bribes was approaching fast – and we are well there now, don’t you think? Another three bumper months to go though, with more goodies, sweeteners & giveaways galore […]

UK General Election 2015 – Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics?

    Oh dear, the political war has started in earnest, hasn’t it? The big boys are out there already on the front line firing their bazookas. The problem we have got in Britain is that this is only the first week in January and the General Election isn’t until May, some 17 weeks away, […]

The Governments ‘Autumn Statement’ – surely they are having a laugh?

Every year in the UK we have an annual budget by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, publically and ceremonially presented with fanfares galore, which beforehand is widely pontificated upon, predicted, and disgustingly even leaked. We have had Chancellors for about eight hundred years now, and use of the Budget ‘Red Box’ carrying the budget to […]

UK Immigration is a hot topic – too hot to handle?

The general public in Britain have been worried about immigration for decade upon decade upon decade. It certainly was an issue as early as the late nineteen sixties – in those days it was all about black migrant people swamping this Country – now it’s all about the Poles and other eastern Europeans isn’t it?. […]

UKIP take ‘Rochester’ – a mould breaking by-election triumph?

RESULT 04.15 hrs It may well have been soundly predicted by the polls, but nevertheless it was an amazing event TODAY for Mark Reckless to become UKIP’s ‘second’ Member of Parliament, wasn’t it? Rochester had been in a Conservative strong area for some thirty years and with the new boundaries had a massive Tory majority […]