A tongue in cheek guest post from the pen of John Planter…..
Housing will not be the huge problem first thought as the allocated financial resources have been adjusted.
As Universal credit ensures more are homeless they will not be requiring accommodation as they will be sleeping in hedges with all the other poor people. The cost of concrete will fall as footings for new estates can use the newly deceased homeless as hardcore.
Boris Johnson was overheard to say he wanted to be a future leader of the Tories, Theresa May who overheard is said to have asked him for a few tips.
Women who expected a pension at the age promised them for decades are being reformed.
Mr Hammond is expected to point out they cannot expect a pension without going out to work for it. After all, didn’t they sit at home with children for a decade or two expecting their husbands pension to cover them ? Mr Hammond is expected to say that as grandparents were free those women affected could easily have gone out and found employment instead of choosing to be spongers. How hard can it be to raise children? This lifestyle choice of having children without working must end as we know everyone will benefit from being in work. Only those who can afford children will be issued the new state permit to attempt to bring them into the world. The permit is tax deductible for those earning over £60,000 PA and all stockbrokers, MP’s, and city bankers.
As I predicted, the Tories are selling us out on BREXIT
Theresa May is now talking of an extended ‘transitional’ period before leaving the EU with a £20bn ‘Divorce settlement’ and continued free movement of people and jurisdiction for the ECJ (European Court of Justice – an oxymoron if ever I saw one)
This blatant betrayal left me seething as I have my say on this video – the monotone delivery is down to me trying to keep a lid on my temper!
Today saw the TUC bring their conference to Brighton where senior Trade Union officials and their members meet to discuss policy matters and campaigns ahead.
With the Trade Unions split on whether to oppose or support a Third Runway at Heathrow, my friends at Stop Heathrow Expansion (SHE) decided to run a coach full of campaigners from Harmondsworth to the seaside to put their side of the story and convince the Unions that opposition is the best course of action.
Leaving the Village at 9.30am, we arrived in a wet and windswept Brighton just before 11 and formed up outside the conference
We were joined shortly for a briefing on the latest developments by Hayes & Harlington MP John McDonnell, who posed with the team from SHE for photos afterwards (Below)
With the wind whipping up, the two of us holding the long banner were struggling to hang on to it – after John McDonnell commented on the weather, I joked that we were about to get some impromptu kite surfing in at this rate. His response was to quip, ‘ what’s that, the UKIP air force?’ – he obviously hasn’t heard the news! Whilst it was strange to be joking with a man who I have locked horns with politically for many years (Some of it quite unpleasant), it shows the strength of feeling against the runway that such diametrically opposed characters can come together and work alongside people of all backgrounds and political views on a subject that transcends politics and affects so many.
With the resignation of both Douglas Carswell and Mark Reckless, many in the media are now saying that UKIP has achieved its goal and it is no longer relevant on the political landscape.
Indeed, the aforementioned Mr Carswell has been gloating on his Twitter feed about a council byelection in his area where the Tories have taken a seat from UKIP , claiming that many Kippers think ‘job done’.
So, what is the reality? With the triggering of Article 50 and the initial founding reason for UKIP (Leaving the EU) looking like a reality, what have UKIP got left to offer?
Our national debt recently exceeded the £1.5 trillion mark – We spend more money in interest payments on the debt annually than we do on defence. Locally, our Conservative Council constantly tell you about their outstanding financial record in much the same way as their national party do at Westminster. ‘Council tax frozen’ is one of their favourite cries, neglecting to mention that Hillingdon levies one of the highest council tax bills in London already.
Their ‘financial prudence’ claims are further tested by the write off of £2.5 million of your money in 2011 in a failed Icelandic Bank, with millions still owing from Landsbanki and Heritable.
You will hear a lot of scare stories about how our country will struggle if we leave the EU from those in the ‘Yes’ campaign.
Here is what it could really be like……..
The year is 2020 and Britain is adjusting to life and thriving outside of the declining European Union.
Free from the need to negotiate trade deals via unelected EU commissioners, a series of agreements with the emerging nations of the world have boosted exports and revitalised our industries. Unwilling to lose their largest European market, the remaining EU states have swiftly confirmed free trade agreements with the UK and the job losses predicted by the ‘Yes’ campaign fail to materialise.
Re-engaging with our traditional world partners, most notably the Commonwealth, has invigorated our shipping industries and cities such as Liverpool and Glasgow once again hum to the sound of machinery as exports grow and vessels come and go, offloading such produce as New Zealand lamb and transporting out machinery exports, pharmaceuticals and high tech equipment.
With much of the EU red tape removed from our small and medium industries they once again start to drive economic growth. Repeal of EU diktat on renewable energy and the large combustion plant directive means that energy once again becomes cheaper, driving down costs for businesses and making them more competitive on the world stage.