Had a fantastic Skype session with my boys yesterday. I took them from Shek o on the bus and Mtr to Tseung Kwan O using the front camera on the phone.They were sat eating their breakfast in England and as Joseph said, 'it's just like being you Dad'. Got a few funny looks on the train, but then again, I always do. That got me thinking, someone needs to invent an ' auto you' a remote control robot that can be operated by you and wearing a set of glasses and using your voice, I could take the kids to school or sit and make them do their homework all from the garden in Hong Kong. Get your fingers out boffins, and when the fuck is my hover board arriving, and my flying car?
Thursday, April 04, 2013
How low can they go?
George Osborne has been branded "sick" byLabour after he appeared to link the case ofchild killer Mick Philpott to his wish to cut benefits.Wansbeck MP Ian Lavery said he was "horrified" that the chancellor would seek to exploit the deaths of six children for political ends."Sick, sick, sick, Osborne outrageously using the unspeakable Philpott case in an attempt to boost public support for cutting welfare," he said on Twitter.
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
So according to The Daily Mail, being on benefits now turns you into murdering child killing scum, or that those on benefits are now grouped together with child killers.So if this guy had his own business the headline would have been 'Product of capitalism UK murders kids'
Did I miss something? Does the job centre now encourage homicidal maniacs? "Have you been seeking employment or killed anyone this week?" The scary thing is that people swallow this crap. This man was already a child killer, the suggestion that welfare produces this scum is ridiculous in the extreme.
This country becomes scarier everyday, especially for those not able to protect themselves.
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Went into Asda the other day, they had more self service check-outs than human check-outs, even though it was busy. I counted 14 self service and just 3 staffed. It's a bloody hassle using the self service, "Please place the items in the baggage area" it is hard not to just say fuck it and walk out with your shopping. There needs to be a backlash against the machines, people should insist on being served by a human. Stop the horsemeat selling bastards cutting much needed local jobs.
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Friday, March 29, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
In 1924 we had a general strike in this country because of the terrible poverty of the working classes. Those same people had survived the Great War, and the ruling classes capitulated faced with the threat of communism and revolution. 20 years later those same classes fought against the tyranny of facism.They were rewarded with the establishment of the National Health Service and the Welfare State, again to counter the effect of communism. The 70s brought The Winter of Discontent and the 80s street riots.
This country faces worse today. The ruling classes have undermined the gains of a century, the middle classes have turned the other cheek. The workers have been driven down and down. The workers are now paying for the greed of the wealthy. The bailout of the banks alone has cost hundreds of billions of pounds, who pays? Poverty has been shoved under the carpet by ALL of the ruling political parties, fascism and nationalism now rears it's ugly head, as it did in 1930s Germany and Italy. Britain is a nation of ommigrants contrary to popular belief, check your own surname. Immigration is not the devil it's made out to be, it accounts for a fraction of our problems. Illegal immigration should be stopped and it can be if the departments meant to deal with it are given the tools to do so.But it is ultimately a convenient distraction from the real problem, the whipping boy that politicians use for their own survival.
The widening gap between rich and poor is the problem, the distribution of the wealth has tilted violently towards the ruling classes. The middle classes believe their continuing support of Conservatives, the status quo and their disdain of the poor will enrich their lives. They ignore the storm clouds approaching and the hard lessons of history.
The same spirit that fought for workers' rights and the same steel resolve that defeated fascism still burns within the working classes. That anger and that violence which has always been a part of our character has had no real outlet for years except for the blood and piss stained city and town centres on weekend nights.
But that violence is simmering, boiling up, local councils have already begun to plan for mass non payment of increased council tax, and bedroom tax they fully expect the same reation as they had for the Poll Tax.
The middle and ruling classes have forgotten that their way of life is only possible with the permission of the people. If that permission is taken away, anarchy ensues.That point is being reached in this country. We are back to 1924.
If a man or woman work full time and still are unable to provide for their family, there is something very very wrong. When that point is reached, the system has broken. When the system breaks it breaks for everyone not just the poor.
When there are riots later this year, the media will act surprised and shocked, the ruling classes will call for tougher penalties. But this time,I don't think it will just be chavs and scallies rioting, and this time they may not stop.
We are on the brink, only the character of a Churchill, Lloyd George or Atlee will be able to pull us back. Someone with the balls to renationalise all those that have failed the nation.. the banks, the railways, the electricity and gas suppliers, even the buses! Answer this, Which British company is admired more than any other? The BBC. Who owns it? You do!
Someone with the balls to introduce a minimum wage of £15 per hour, and impose an immediate 40% levy on banks' profit and accounts with over a million, and 75% top rate tax rate.
Workers don't want fucking working tax credits or council tax benefits they just want to earn enough to pay their way, and they want the fuckers who made this mess to pay for it.
Breadline Britain on ITV now( or plus 1 later).This has reduced me to tears, how did we let our country become like this, children without food and heating, even with working parents? The numbers are sobering, the difference between now and 30 years ago. 3.1 million WORKING people live in poverty!!!