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Tribute to Mr Schuster

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Ok, so I know I look like either a funeral director, mad scientist, or a pigeon fancier, but I love wearing waistcoats! For anyone still awake, most of these are ebay finds. Although a few I bought must have been cast offs from Charlie Cairoli.

I love the challenge of finding a waistcoat that will bring together the colours in the shirt and tie.

Simple things… !

Sharon Shoesmith

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

If only Sharon Shoesmith had put as much effort into protecting children as she has in defending herself!


Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

I am forming a new opinion about what the less well off people of this country really need. Previously I had thought the obvious answer of money, but with recent experiences I think what a lot of them need is JUSTICE.

Three of my friends have been forced into their financial predicaments due to no fault of their own, but due to the greed and bullying of large companies or rich business men. One has been forced into bankruptcy by a deceiving corrupt business ‘partner’ and is now at the behest of an unscrupulous landlord.

Another has been suspended from work on a trumped-up charge, supposedly on full pay for months, now only to find the charge has been thrown out but he has not received the pay for the months he was suspended

Where is the legal system in this country? everyone says try citizen’s advice. But no one seems to have noticed in these instances we have no entitlement to legal aid.

If you have no money, debts and someone swindling you – and have no entitlement to legal aid – what are you meant to do? Well one answer must surely NOT be to spend millions on creating the new Supreme Court. This will do absolutely nothing to help those without legal aid.

Education for Salt!

Monday, October 5th, 2009

I discussed my shortlist of ideal policies for the next election with a Labour party candidate yesterday. Apart from legal aid for all that need it (see above) my main tick-box requirement would be for FREE EDUCATION to degree level for everyone.

I was lucky in going to art college in the days before tuition fees. I also got a full grant, so when I left with my degree all I had to pay off was the overdraft. I certainly would not be where I am today without this help in getting a foot on the ladder.

My Labour party candidate said where would I get the money from to pay for this?

Having set off on the train back to Warrington, I think I can make a suggestion… SALT! I have seen dozens of posters, billboards and buses with the new ad asking us all to think about our salt consumption. Can anyone really stand up and tell me this sort of advert is a good use of our money? Apparently the government is the largest buyer of advertising in this country.

What happened to ring-fencing the ideals we all strive for? it seems bankers bonuses (still) get a higher priority, along with funding for patronising us all by telling us not consume too much salt.

Turn out the lights…

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

Spotted when I went to vote this morning.

Need I say any more…

Enough is Enough!

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

I still don’t think MPs get the point. There is more to it than effectively stealing our money – although some of them should be arrested for fraud. The problem is their lack of moral consideration that would tell them it is simply not acceptable that they should charge for US for THEIR benefits – hanging baskets, moat cleaning and the like.

Margaret Beckett on Question Time epitomises the problem. She is completely oblivious of public mood and has NO contrition. She should go – not at the next election, GO NOW. 

And as for Michael Martin?   you can imagine my opinion of him. The often-quoted Oliver Cromwell line is very appropriate:

Oliver Cromwell. April 1653.

While we were all disgusted at the claims for none-existent mortgages and £400 taxi trips – Michael Martin was concerned about who leaked the details. How out of touch can he possibly be?

Labour  tell us how well they have dealt with the economic crisis – but we are in such a financial mess now, I am sure this could have been done better. Why didn’t labour stop the crisis earlier? why didn’t they bring the FSA to account earlier? why are bonuses STILL being paid?

I feel the whole lot should go. Not just the government, not just the parliament, but the whole darn system. The Dickensian system is so out of touch. Everyone should be voting proportionately, members (if we have to have them at all) should be in their constituency FULL TIME and go ON-LINE to debate with other members. If millions can vote for their favourite x-factor contestant by sending a text, the same millions can decide political decisions too. If there really has to be face to face debates they can either all stay in hotels (Premier Inn at Country Hall currently costs £119 per night). Or take over one of the many empty office blocks and house the whole lot there. Consolidating all the services and security into one building would save millions.

I don’t feel ANY MP represents my views – not even fifty percent of my views. Who am I meant to vote for? I feel the closest to anyone sensible and honourable would be Vince Cable, but he is in a party mired with the same smell as the others. He would do better to be INDEPENDENT and ditch the party allegiance.

The threat of letting in the BNP in by the back door is not showing the strength of the BNP, it is showing the weakness of the main parties.

For me the nearest party is the GREENS. Even my previous party – the Lib Dems – aren’t pushing it far enough. Although I don’t agree with all the policies of the Green Party. I think we SHOULD have nuclear power.

I will definitely NOT be voting Labour or Conservative. I think its time to put the deck chairs away, they have been arranged enough, the ship is going down, run for the lifeboats now!