Monthly Archives: May 2010
There are some remarkable similarities between the now defunct regime of Gordon Brown and the Obama administration, the blind adherence to the junk science of Climate Change, the profligate spending, the appointment of Czars for intrusive big government and the nanny state and the desire to suppress bloggers and free speech.
In the UK disgraced trougher and former Communities Minister Hazel Blears twice tried to float the idea that bloggers should be licenced by the Government. Blears was concerned about the “corrosive effect” that right wing bloggers were having on politics in Britain, for corrosive you can read exposing the lies and deceit of Gordon Brown and the troughing habits of Blears, The Redditch Saddleback et al.
So it’s no surprise to read in Daniel Hannans blog that similar moves are afoot in the USA. Read the rest of this entry
An opinion poll in the Guardian today has the Conservatives on 39% (+2), Labour 32% (+2), Lib Dems 21% (-3), this is the first poll since the General Election.
With all the hype of coalition government, it seems a bit early in the game to be thinking of separate parties and their approval ratings, what happend to the unity of the Conservative and Lib Dem parties?
Overall 59% of voters back the new government Read the rest of this entry
A row has broken out after an SNP MP called for Gordon Brown to be given the Freedom of Fife for “his outstanding public service”.
No its not a windup Tricia Marwick is for real, how anyone could consider what Brown did from giving our gold away to cutting the defence budget 4 times while we were at war to be “outstanding public service” beggars belief. The only award Brown should be getting is a lamp post and a length of piano wire.
Claire Baker the Labour MSP for central Fife does not agree: Read the rest of this entry
Hot on the heels of Unite managing to overturn the High Court injunction stopping the strike comes the news that BA made a loss of £531 million in the year ended March 31st.
Included in the loss total is around £50 million from the last strike called by Unite.
Not included in the total loss figure is the impact of the volcanic ash cloud Read the rest of this entry
Gordon Browns disastrous tenure as Prime Minister was a government of nastiness, bullying, smearing and vitriolic lies so it comes as no surprise to find out that during the dying months of the Labour regime Civil Servants made formal protests and requests in writing about Labour ministers spending.
Asking for specific written instructions from a minister is regarded as the “nuclear option” by Whitehall mandarins, it is very rare that such a request should be made, yet during the dying weeks of the last Labour government frequent requests were made for written instructions.
Civil servants came under increasing pressure from ministers in the dying months of the Labour government to carry out expensive orders that they disagreed with and responded by submitting an unprecedented number of formal protests in the run-up to the general election. Read the rest of this entry
The actions of the Labour Party’s paymasters the Unite Union over the industrial action hark straight back to 1970s and Red Robbo the communist trade union organiser who did his very best to break British Leyland. Strikes were called for any reason and walkout occurred at the drop of a hat.
British Payland is no more, in addition to a workforce more interested in striking than working the majority of cars they produced were utter rubbish and all that remains of BL is Jaguar Land Rover sold off by Sir Michael Edwardes in the 1980s to try to save BL.
British Airways has been an ongoing success story since being sold back into private ownership, once billed as the worlds favourite airline, recent times have been hard for BA and indeed all airlines. Increasing fuel prices, “Green taxes” and other tax measures coming down the line mean it is a harsh financial climate that the aviation industry is facing.
Just when you think things can’t get any worse a volcano with unspellable name in Iceland grounds all UK flights for several days and the airlines lose still more money. Read the rest of this entry