England’s only now phasing out free plastic bags – a mammoth parliamentary scandal?

A week on Monday the English shoppers are in for a shock – albeit only a little shock for now though. The free re-usable plastic shopping bag is going to be compulsorily charged-for at 5 pence each – BUT only by the BIG-boy retailers. Oh yes, over the past fifty years the ‘single use’ ‘free’ […]

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 […]

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 ‘next’ Prime Minister of Britain – ‘Cameron’, ‘Miliband,’ or ‘Someone-Else’?

Next May the public will have their say again, and a General Election will determine who governs the United Kingdom for a while – whether it will be for a full five years is in the melting pot, don’t you think? The two main political parties, Conservatives and Labour are both in the doldrums with […]

British General Election getting closer – be afraid everyone?

  Oh yes the next Election is now just seven months off. The Chinese have a thing about the number 7 don’t they – it’s a ‘lucky’ number you see (auspicious), but it isn’t looking so lucky now though for the three main political British Parties is it? Seven months to go and all three […]

UK General Election coming up – a right bonanza in the offing?

It is standard practice in Britain for the ruling government to start buttering up the voting public just before the Election. This is traditionally all done surreptitiously (but not quietly) of course, because the Prime Minister was the only one who controlled & knew the date of the election! The general public had no idea […]

Scottish Independence – now reliant on keeping the British Pound?

a href=”https://ramblings007.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/boe10.png”>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>;>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Ryalstandard o Scotland (Scots) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Motto: “In My Defens God Me Defend (Scots) The screws are steadily turning on the Scot’s ‘soon to be blighted’ ambition to run their own country. Chancellor George Osborne now says that if they want to break away from the Union, that he will take his ball away – […]

Smoking in Prisons – Time to Ban it?

The Health Act 2006 brought-in a total ban in England to stop smoking in all enclosed work places, which came into force in July 2007 – this followed the lead of other UK counties (Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland) which had introduced similar bans. [Some private companies had much earlier introduced such bans in their […]