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Brexit Chaos

Brexit was the first brick knocked out of the establishment wall.

Brexit is the invented word used to describe the exit of Great Britain from the European Union, and right now that process has descended into black farce and chaos.

The simple facts are these;

  • On the 23rd of June 2016 the people of the United Kingdom voted in a referendum to leave the European Union.
  • Since then the political establishment here did bugger all for a couple of years about organising Great Britain’s exit from the European Union.
  • The plain fact is that hardly anyone in the politic establishment wants Great Britain to leave the European Union ~ our Prime Minister Mrs. Theresa May included.
  • Over the past few months Mrs. May negotiated a very unsatisfactory ‘exit deal’ with the European Union.
  • This deal was put to Parliament yesterday, and Mrs. May suffered a crushing, humiliating defeat by 230 votes ~ by far the biggest defeat by a sitting government ever.
  • Today, Wednesday January 16th, Mrs. May faces a vote of no confidence in parliament, she is likely to win that because hardly any Member of Parliament wants to face a general election right now.
  • Any previous, honourable Prime Minister would have resigned yesterday after such a crushing defeat in parliament ~ Mrs. May has no real honour.
  • As things stand, Great Britain will leave the European Union on March 29th 2019, whether there is any kind of a deal in place or not.
  • The majority of the English people couldn’t give a fuck damn if there’s a deal in place or not, we just want out of the European Union.

The political establishment is hated by the majority of the people in the United Kingdom, and if politicians fudge, obfuscate, kick the can down the road again and delay Great Britain’s exit from the European Union, there will be a blood-letting at the next general election that will make the English Civil War look like a garden party.

Some say you can tell when a politician is lying because their lips will be moving.  And that the idea of an honest politician is just an urban legend.  All I know is the political class here is hated and mistrusted as never before.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Theresa May is no Churchill

 

Courage in Adversity

For all the good you have done, for God’s sake Go!

There is political and economic chaos in the United Kingdom today after our Prime Minister, Theresa May, came to the Houses of Parliament and humiliatingly postponed a crucial vote on the exit of this country from the European Union.  Mrs. May made lots of lame excuses as to the reason she suddenly put off this key vote, but the real reason is that she knew she was going to lose, very badly.

This postponement of a vote by a Prime Minister is almost unprecedented.  It shows an appalling lack of courage, commitment, and belief on the part of the now lame-duck Mrs May.  It shows this Prime Minister as a disorganised, shallow charlatan, unworthy of her great office.

If one really believes in something then one fights one’s corner to your last breath.  You don’t cut and run leaving utter confusion and disarray in your wake.  In the House of Commons, members of parliament laughed at this pathetic woman who showed a shambolic and cowardly side to her nature, who obviously doesn’t even know the meaning of the word courage.

Courage is the determination to do something that really frightens you.  Courage is going the extra mile, telling the whole truth, and if you have to, then admitting defeat and walking away.

All good men have courage.  It’s a shame that some self-serving women don’t even recognise the concept of true and honest bravery.  Those women, like Mrs. May, should just be forgotten and left to rot in the dust.

Some say that a hero can only die once, but a coward dies many times.  And that if you hvre never been afraid, then you cannot ever be truly brave.  All I know is that brave men and women are few and far between.

Jack Collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Brexit Groundhog Day

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.

Writing about politics is not my forte, nor do politics often interest me.  However, I am moved to comment a little on the debacle that is the exit of Britain from the European Union ~ Brexit.

In a Parliamentary debate, Jeremy Corbyn, (the leader of the Labour Party, the guy who looks like a bad geography teacher), accused Theresa May, (the Prime Mininster, the woman who looks like the head mistress of a third-rate girls’ school), of being stuck in Brexit Groundhog Day.

For those at a loss as to the allegory, ‘Groundhog Day’ is a 1993 Bill Murray movie based on a story by Danny Rubin.  In the film Murray plays arrogant TV weatherman Phil Connors, who gets stuck in a time loop on Groundhog Day in Punxsatawney, Pennsylvania, and is forced to relive Groundhog Day, over and over again.  As it goes, the pathetic Jeremy Corbyn chose a bad allusion.  The Bill Murray character is arrogant, but capable ~ our Prime Minister, Theresa May is neither.  The Bill Murray character uses these endlessly repeating days to find different strategies to try and woo the beautiful Rita Hanson, (played by the beautiful Andie MacDowell) ~ I’m not even certain that Theresa May has one strategy, never mind using the time to find different strategies to get Britain out of the ugly European Union.  And, Theresa May is not nearly devoting enough of her thought, time, and energy to getting Great Britain out of the European Union.

The Government cannot just be consumed by Brexit.  There is so much more to do.  ~  Theresa May.

However, the Prime Minister has, at least, 5 insoluble problems:

  1. The country is deeply divided.  In the EU referendum on 23 June 2016, only 51.9% of those who voted, (72.2% of the electorate), said they wanted to get out of Europe.  Not only that, there were huge regional variations, with London voting strongly to stay in the EU.
  2. Parliament is deeply divided.  In all honesty, most of the self-serving members of parliament, (that would be about 90% of them), want to stay in the European Union.  The EU is an endless ‘gravy train’ for politicians ~ when Britain leaves all those highly-paid, generously pensioned, non-jobs will no longer be open to British politicians.
  3. Great Britain is the number 2 source of funding to European Union Institutions, (after Germany), and EU officials and politicians are terrified of what will happen to their finances when Britain finally leaves.  Consequently the EU is demanding a ‘Brexit divorce settlement‘ of 100 billion Euros ~ fuck off on yer bike.  The irresolute Theresa May is currently offering 20 billion Euros.  In the view of the majority of English people, we should walk away without paying a penny.
  4. Most of Europe has a strong dislike of England because; we are better than they are, we have won every war with them that’s ever been fought, and we refuse to learn their foreign languages.  This dislike spills over among European Union politicians, officials, institutions, and their press and broadcast media.  That makes substantive negotiations extremely difficult.
  5. Deep within herself, Theresa May seems to be someone who would prefer compromise to confrontation.  She lacks confidence, having called what turned out to be a disaster of a General Election on June 8th this year.  She lacks charisma, even the clown Boris Johnson has more genuine charisma than does Prime Minister Theresa May.  There is no steel in her soul, one can just imagine what Margaret Thatcher would have made of Brexit negotiations ~ likely she would have hit the alcoholic Jean Claude Junker with her handbag.

Those who think in Britain they can push the Brexit button and not have a bill to pay are seriously mistaken.  ~  Charles Michel

What Great Britain needs now is a Winston Churchill, not an irresolute Neville Chamberlain.  (Churchill’s reputation has been hijacked by pro-Europeans, who have obviously never read his books The Second World War, or A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.)

In the best interests of Great Britain, Prime Minister Theresa May has got to be brave, she has got to be strong, and she has got to be tough.  I’m not holding my breath.

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jack collier

jackollier7@talktalk.net

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Up Yours EU

The Steel Of The New Iron Lady.

flagThere is a wailing and gnashing of teeth among Britain’s left-leaning inner city liberal elite today.  The snowflake Guardian newspaper has completely thrown its toys out of the pram.  Tim Farron, the pathetic failed Leader of the Liberal Party, says that Teresa May has completely betrayed Britain.

All because, in a landmark speech yesterday, British Prime Minister Teresa May signaled that she fully accepts the will of the majority of the English Peoples and will negotiate the hardest of hard Brexit with the moribund European Union.

There is a 12 point plan for when Britain finally exits European Super State, the major elements of which are;

  1. Britain will leave the European Single Market.
  2. We will end freedom of movement and take control of immigration.
  3. Britain will no longer accept rulings from the European Court of Justice.
  4. We will leave the European Customs Union.
  5. Britain will look to the whole world when we make our own trade agreements.

The Prime Minister gave European politicians a stinging ultimatum and said that she will just walk away from a bad deal, and that if they don’t negotiate a mutually beneficial trade deal with the United Kingdom they will be committing an ‘act of calamitous self harm’.

Addressing stunned European Union ambassadors she threatened that Britain will set itself up as a low tax rival if European leaders tried to impose a punitive exit deal on Britain.  If Europe doesn’t play ball, then Britain will just walk away and let them get on with it.  Anyhow, it’s likely that the European Union will implode after Britain leaves.

trooping-the-colour-tTeresa May is waving both the carrot and the stick, and it’s a pretty big stick.  Britain is the fastest growing G7 economy, the fourth biggest economy in the world, the second biggest contributor to NATO after the USA, London is the world’s greatest financial centre, and English is the only truly world language.

The original Iron Lady was British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who had a close political relationship with President Ronald Reagan.  Perhaps Teresa May and Donald Trump will forge a similar history making Special Relationship between the United Kingdom and the United States of America.  Perhaps Mr. Trump could even persuade Teresa May to throw cold water on the whole stupid, tax funded, man-made climate change CO2 hysteria.  After all, England has bugger all in common with Europe, and a hell of a lot of shared history and culture in common with America.

Some say that all Britain will regret turning our backs on the European Union.  And, that our economy will falter and fail.  All I know is Europe ain’t seen nothing yet.

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Falklandsthese opinions are mine and mine alone

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Money ~ Politics

Most of the news media has confidently predicted that Hillary Clinton will be the next President of the United States.

Most of the news media confidently predicted that the United Kingdom would vote to remain in the European Union in our referendum of 23rd of June 2016.

flagIn the event England decisively voted to leave the European Union, and a new word entered the language; Brexit.

Leave aside the political rights and wrongs, and instead look at the effect that politics has on the Pound or Dollar in your pocket.

The immediate impact of Brexit has been twofold.

  1. The value of the pound fell dramatically on the foreign exchange markets, (FOREX).  There was no good reason for this other than the Political Establishment creating alarm and despondency in Project Fear, in an effort to persuade voters to opt to remain in the hated European Union.
  2. The price to the consumer of all kinds of goods and services has been increased by mostly unscrupulous suppliers and retailers off the back of Brexit and the fall in the value of the pound.  Some of these price increases are fairly justifiable, for example the UK price of petrol, (gasoline), has soared.  But then oil is priced and traded in US Dollars.  Some price increases blamed on Brexit are just fatuous, for example Walkers Crisps, (chips), have increased their prices by 10% and blamed it on Brexit.  Walkers crisps are made in Britain from British potatoes.

There is one lesson to be learned from this.  Markets, manufacturers, retailers, service companies, and politicians will use any change in the world order to justify price rises / tax increases /  rapid falls in the financial markets.  What they are saying to the man in the street is; ‘don’t blame us, it’s all your own fault for voting for the wrong result’.

What you didn’t know is that the major players in any market; banks, brokers, governments, insurance companies, speculators and the like, can all make money in a falling market, (aka a bear market).  Principally they do this by ‘selling short‘, that is they sell stocks, commodities, foreign exchange that they don’t actually own for delivery at a future date.  Then, when the market concerned falls, they buy the stocks, shares, commodities, foreign exchange they need to complete the contract ~ but here’s the thing, they buy at a lower price because the market has fallen.

Now, you or I can potentially make money in a falling market by selling short through our broker, but this is a very bad idea, because what you are doing is creating a risk where none exists, and that’s just gambling.  Entering into this kind of deal is a very fast way to go broke.

However, it benefits the major players in any market to create uncertainty, because where there is uncertainty and chaos there is profit for them.  And, where does this profit come from?  Actually it comes from you and I, the average man in the street.  Because of political uncertainties the cost of just about everything I buy, including my overseas road trips, has gone up.  The value of almost everything I own has fallen, including stocks, bonds, and hard cash.

Should Donald Trump be elected President it is likely that chaos will hit the US financial markets.  You can even take a bet on what will happen to Wall Street after the election.  I can firmly predict that if Clinton loses the value of the US Dollar will fall, as will the Dow Jones Industrial Average.  And why is that?  Because it suits the speculators to make it so.

As it happens, nobody yet knows what will happen to the UK economy now that we are committed to leaving the European Union.  Nobody yet knows what kind of President Mr Trump will make, nor what kind of handle on the US Economy Mrs Clinton has either.  Most of the short-term economic impact of politics is down to speculation and not fact.

Personally, I disagree with just about everyone in that I believe Trump will make a better president than Clinton, (as far as the US Economy is concerned), and that Brexit is better for the UK Economy than staying in the European Union and Single Market could ever have been.

But then, I’ve never been one to have fashionable views.

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Jack Collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Money ~ Currency Exchange Rates

flagThere has been much talk about the fall in the value of the Pound Sterling against the United States Dollar and the bastard Euro since Britain voted to leave the European Union.  Without getting into the politics of it, what’s all this about, and what does it all mean?

To start with; the exchange rate, or foreign currency exchange rate, or Forex rate, measures the value of a base currency, (your own currency usually), against a foreign currency.  Thus the $ / £ rate is currently about 1.22, which means one pound sterling gets you one dollar and twenty-two cents.  The exchange rate is the price of one currency against another.  Some people also use movements in exchange rates to measure the strength of a currency’s underlying economy.  This is like measuring global warming by looking out of window at today’s weather.  It’s a piss very poor gauge.

However, long-term trends do tell you something ~ like the recent fall in the value of the pound could have been predicted years ago because of the amount of UK debt sloshing around.  The fall in the value of the pound has very little to do with Brexit, and a lot to do with the UK government printing too much money for years, and years, and years…

A weak economy is the sign of a weak economy, and a weak economy is the sign of a weak nation.  ~  Ross Perot

Ross Perot doesn’t know much about Forex either.

What does this mean to you and me?  Well, for a start, the exchange rate tells you very little about how much your savings / salary / holiday money is worth in your preferred destination.  For that you need to know about purchasing power parity.  What this theory says is that my money still goes a hell of a long way in Orange County, California, USA.  As an example, car rental and the price of petrol / gasoline, is still cheaper for me in the USA than it is in England.  So is the cost  hotels, eating out, and etc.  I have suffered a potential windfall loss in the change in the price of the USD against GBP, but on the scale of things does that worry me? Nope.

Worrying about movements in currency exchange rates is a lot like worrying about what the weather is going to be like next week.  It’s interesting, but pointless.

Forex rates do have an effect on people, but not in the way you’d think.  Forex rates, interest rates, purchasing power, inflation, government fiscal policy, all these factors kind of mush together to create an amorphous mess that hardly anybody understands.  So let me break it down for you.

  1. The man in the street and small businesses.  Forex rates hardly affect you at all, in relative terms.  When it comes to the cost of your vacation abroad the movement in exchange rates is a tiny proportion of your overall spend.  Here in England stuff you buy at home may get slightly more expensive, but that’s really down to lying politicians and the bosses of big businesses using exchange rate movements as an excuse for price hikes.  If exchange rates had gone the other way do you think things at home would get cheaper?  Of course not.
  2. Businesses buying and selling overseas.  Here the sterling / dollar / euro / yuan exchange rates actually mean something.  It means stuff you sell in pounds sterling has become better value abroad, while product you buy abroad in foreign currency has become more expensive.  So what?  That’s what management is all about, and if you don’t understand Forex, why are you dealing in foreign currencies anyway?
  3. Multi-national companies.  Forex rates affect the big multinationals not at all, it’s merely another variable in their international treasury management operations.  When a multinational like Unilever says they have to increase their prices to UK supermarkets because of the fall in the value of the pound, they’re lying.

What really impacts on everyone is this purchasing power parity thing, and that’s a lot more complicated than just exchange rates.  For example, the national minimum wage and cost of health care has a lot to do with purchasing power parity.

As far as governments, central banks, and politicians are concerned, they could care less about Forex rates.  They may talk a good talk, and wring their hands from time to time, but they really, really don’t care.

What should you do about movements in foreign currency exchange rates?

  • Don’t worry about it, because it’s as pointless as worrying about the weather.
  • Don’t create translation exposure.  Pay for stuff in your own currency, and if you’re selling abroad, then sell in your own currency ~ (if you can, if not consider forward currency cover).  Don’t ever borrow money in a currency you don’t earn.   Also, don’t save in a currency you don’t want to spend.
  • Don’t buy complicated Forex products, (if you don’t understand it, don’t buy it), or pay for advice on exchange rates.  In fact never, ever, pay for financial advice of any kind.
  • Shop around.  Buying or selling foreign currency is the same as buying and selling anything else.  Spend a little while looking for the best deal.  But beware, there are more crooks in this market than there are in the used car business.
  • Forget exchange rates and look instead at purchasing power. If I can buy the exact same thing on Amazon.com in $ as I can on Amazon.co.uk in £ which is going to be the better deal?  You know what?  99% of the time it depends on where I want it shipped to.

The true currency of life is time, not money, and we’ve all got a limited stock of that.  ~  Robert Harris

Mostly, movements in foreign currency exchange rates are simple ~ they will affect you in ways you cannot understand, cannot predict, and can do nothing about, so forget it.  For some people, foreign currency exchange rates are frighteningly complicated and dangerous animals, but given that these people usually work deep in the research engine rooms of the world’s biggest banks, it’s safe to let them get on with whatever it is they do, which is not a lot.

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London 048jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

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Wheat and Money

Be fit and healthy ~ stop eating wheat

This is not about food, this is all about money.  Wheat has been all about money since the dawn of egyptagriculture in about 9,500 BC.  In fact for a long, long time wheat and bread took the place of money, being both a store of value and a medium of exchange.  The builders of the pyramids were paid in bread and beer, both by-products of wheat.  Every American consumes about 55 pounds of wheat flour every year, and this consumptions pays for the powerful business and political empires that go along with modern agriculture.

Modern wheat is very bad for you, and so are wheat products; flour, bread, cakes, cookies, biscuits, pasta, noodles, tortilla, wraps, pizza, pancakes, flapjacks, doughnuts, soups, beer…  The wheat and it’s products that we eat now is the end result of genetic research and long way from the simple 14 chromosome Einkorn wheat plant we ate 10,000 years ago.

Wheat is basically the worst of the worst carbohydrates, and even a modest exposure to the starches in wheat is enough to increase the appetite, raise blood sugar, induce fat accumulation, initiate inflammatory processes, increase bad LDL cholesterol, and cause high blood pressureCeliac Disease is described as far back as 100 AD, but wheat problems aren’t restricted to people with celiac disease.

Cutting wheat products in my diet, in particular, proved a dietary turning point that reduced my appetite, accelerated weight loss, and just helped me feel clearer, more energetic, and happier than I’d felt in years. ~ Dr. William Davis, Cardiologist.

Wheat makes you ill.

Wheat is full carbohydrates and some very bad proteins; gluten, wheat germ agglutinin, and amylase trypsin inhibitors.  These proteins irritate your gut, and cause inflammation and bloating.  This irritation causes a problem called intestinal permeability which is a contributory factor in autoimmune diseases.  Wheat germ agglutinin exacerbates this leaky-gut problem which allows all kinds of nasty things into your blood.  The gluten in wheat also messes with the friendly bacteria in your gut.  All of this makes you prone to obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, infectious diseases, along with diarrhea and or constipation, heartburn, bloating, farting, and other gut problems.  Wheat is also a contributory factor in brain fog, depression, Alzheimer’s Disease, schizophrenia, autism, and other mental health problems.  For good measure the gluten in wheat will mess with your skin making you feel itchy and leading to eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis.  The thing is, everyone is gluten intolerant to a greater or lesser degree.

Wheat makes you fat.

  1. The super starch amylopectin A in genetically modified dwarf wheat that makes great bread and cakes will spike your blood sugar just as much as eating pure refined sugar.  There is no difference between whole wheat and refined white flour, both are equally as bad.
  2. Dwarf wheat gluten has twice as many chromosomes as the gluten protein found in ancient wheat plants, as well as a lot more gluten in general.  This gluten will make you sick and fat.
  3. Dwarf wheat contains a super drug which will make you crazy, hungry, and addicted.  Your body turns the proteins in wheat into polypeptides called exorphins, which are exactly similar to the endorphins you get from a runners’ high, which are exactly similar to opioids.  People will binge on cakes and cookies because of this super drug, but people never binge on broccoli.

bread-beerSo why do we eat wheat and other grains?  One reason is that wheat and other high carbohydrate grains are addictive.  The other reason is that we are all subjected to endless propaganda encouraging us to consume more and more of these nasty foods.  From the tempting counter displays in supermarkets to pronouncements by official bodies like the US Food and Drug Administration, and the Food Standards Agency in the United Kingdom we are constantly encouraged to consume wheat, barley, oats, rice.. all of which are bad.

There is another reason wheat has become highly toxic in recent years.  It is common practice in the USA, Canada, and Europe to drench wheat and barley fields with a herbicide called Roundup a few days before the combine harvesters start work.  Killing and desiccating the grain plants like this allows an earlier, easier, and more efficient harvest.  Roundup contains the deadly chemical glyphosphate, and it’s residue in wheat and barley also kills the good bacteria and contributes to leaky-gut syndrome.

Wall_StreetRoundup is made by the giant chemicals company MonsantoMonsanto is set to merge with the Giant German chemicals company Bayer.  No politician or regulator is going to want to annoy Monsanto or Bayer.  It is all about money.  The production and consumption of wheat and other grains has nothing whatsoever to do with good food, it’s all about money.

Do yourself a favour and avoid wasting money due to ill-health, stop eating wheat and it’s products for six weeks.  Then see just how much fitter, healthier, and more alert you feel.  I gave up wheat on the 9th of June this year, and today I feel so much better than I could have ever believed.

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Wall Streetjackcollier7@talktalk.net

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English Independence

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The writing was on the wall when Britain refused to have anything to do with Europe’s grandiose, fatally flawed scheme to replace the national currencies of its member states with a single pan-European currency, the Euro.

The usual suspects were all in favour of Britain dumping the Pound Sterling, and accepting the new Monopoly Money currency.  Left-Liberal politicians, Europhile officials, and the leaders of big business all warned that Britain was destined for economic failure if we did not adopt the Euro ~ well that was a load of bull droppings.  The Euro has proved a disaster, especially for the smaller, less wealthy countries, Greece, and Ireland being two notable examples.

These same usual suspects are trumpeting the same doom and gloom now that the people of England have voted to leave a club we didn’t even know we were joining.  If you lived here you would be heartily sick of the amount of air-time the pro EU BBC are giving to the vapid talking heads.

Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.  ~  Rudyard Kipling

The European Union was sold to the English as a free trade zone, not as an attempt to replace the sovereign nations of Europe with a sort of United States of Europe, with a single European Government, mostly made up of unelected technocrats.  This was just a small part of the internationalists goal of a one-world government.  Not only that, the corrupt European Union receives, net,  billions of £ from England, every single damn year.  Some of that money comes back to the United Kingdom disguised as EU largesse.

And that is called paying the Dane-geld; but we’ve proved it again and again, that if once you have paid him the Dane-geld you never get rid of the Dane.  ~  Rudyard Kipling

There are some immediate downsides to the English electorate’s decision to walk away from the European Union;

  1. Total chaos in the United Kingdom’s political system. (We English despise all politicians, with the exception of Churchill, and possibly Thatcher.)
  2. Total chaos in the financial markets, especially the City of London.  (So what, some City cowboys are just using Brexit to make money.)
  3. A down-grading of Britain’s credit rating from AAA+ to AA.  (Good, we borrow too much anyhow.)
  4. A resurgence of the loony Left-Liberals, all of whom are saying that the electorate was wrong, stupid, ill-informed, and we want another referendum, preferably one we can rig.  (Have you seen the joke they call Jeremy Corbin?)
  5. New calls for Independence in Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales, and by the way these countries don’t want to leave the EU.  (Good, these countries are a drain on England’s prosperity, and they all hate the English.)

You want to know what the ‘man on the Clapham Omnibus’ thinks about those downsides ~ the average Englishman doesn’t give a damn.  We do not like being told what to do by a bunch of Johnny Foreigners, we don’t like uncontrolled immigration, we really don’t like politicians, unelected officials, the leaders of big business, and pseudo intellectual professors who would like England to be a communist country.  As always England will prevail in the end.

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew to serve your turn long after they are gone, and so hold on when there is nothing in you except the will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’  ~  Rudyard Kipling.

After the immediate chaos, the politicians had better negotiate an EU exit deal which is satisfactory to the average Englishman.  If they don’t, if they try to sell the same old stinking fish in new wrappings, the chaos you see now will be as nothing to the upheaval to come.  Politicians need to remember that the ballot box is a two-edged sword, and sometimes it cuts off the heads of the complacent.

Historically, England has always looked to the sea.  Every single time England has become involved in the politics of Europe it has cost us dear.

Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties, and so bear ourselves, that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years, men will still say, This was their finest hour.  ~  Churchill

My American friends also have reasons to be worried.  As you are about to celebrate your Independence Day, the independence of the U.S.A. is under increasing attack by the United Nations, ably assisted by your incumbent President and staunch UN proponent, Mr Barak Obama.

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P1040484jackcollier7@talktalk.net

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Multiculturalism, Radicalism, Terrorism

9-11I have personal experience of multicultural societies, both in Europe and the United States.  I don’t love multiculturalism, and I don’t like being a second-class citizen in my own country.  In England today, if you are white, christian, male, educated, straight, and financially secure, it seems that you are automatically guilty of anything and everything.  Especially you are guilty of racism.

Neither do I love open borders, uncontrolled immigration, inadequate passport checks, inadequate security checks at airports, and throwing resources at corrupt foreign regimes rather than protecting our own citizens.

The language of England is English, but sometimes you wouldn’t think so.  The language of the United States of America is also English, but sometimes you wouldn’t think so.  Across much of the civilised western world there are immigrant ethnic groups who choose to maintain their distinctive culture, making no effort to assimilate and integrate into the native culture of their host country.  This is a recipe for youth disaffection, alienation, doctrinalism, and nihilism.

Left-liberal politicians and opinion-makers have spent years tiptoeing around the disparate cultures of those who have chosen to come and live in our countries.  We produce official documents in dozens of languages to help protect ‘foreign’ cultures in the name of multiculturalism.  There has been little effort to protect the natural cultures of the English, Americans, Belgians, Swedes, and the French…

Is the civilised world going to sit back and wait for another massacre?  Or, are we going to remember what we value, what our forefathers have fought and died for, and do something to save our sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, wives….?

France is bleeding, hurting, grieving.  Who will be next?

france+flagjackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

 

Big Charity Disgusts Me

Third Sector Hypocrisy

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These days I only give to one organised charity, my local hospice.  Lately I don’t even give that charity any money.  As I am de-cluttering my life I am busy donating my books, music and clothes to their thrift shop.  This is from a guy who once had several large monthly charitable donations coming straight out of his bank account.

Why the change of heart?

I firmly believe that Big Charity is an oxymoron.  I believe that these organisations are run by self-important charlatans who could care less about the cause they are supposed to serve.

To give you some evidence;

  1. Ninety-two years old Olive Cooke threw herself to her death in the Avon Gorge after saying that she, ‘couldn’t give any more.’  Olive had 27 ‘charities’ taking money from her bank account by direct debit.  Olive also received about 260 begging letters a month from big charities and had countless nuisance begging telephone calls from their call centres.  Any sane man knows you cannot pester a frail old pensioner like that.
  2. When you receive a nuisance call from a ‘charity’ it isn’t even from them.  These charities employ specialist call centres to telephone people on lists they buy from data collection firms.  The personal data of millions of UK charity supporters being traded for just 15 pence a name.  The staff in these call centres are under instruction to use strong tactics to get people to donate to the ‘charity’ they are working on behalf of that week.
  3. The senior executives of the large charities award themselves eye-watering remuneration packages.  30 charity bosses are paid more than £100,000.  Some charity bosses are paid more than the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister.
  4. All taxpayers are made to give to ‘charities’ whether they want to or not.  The UK ‘overseas aid’ budget currently stands at £11,400,000,000 per year.  This will increase by an extra £1 billion over the next two years under new European Union rules.  Most of this absurd sum is distributed via big charities.
  5. The bankrupt European Union spends about 6% of its total budget on its External Action Service, which gives money to organisations such as Oxfam.
  6. Even though ‘charities’ work with the downtrodden, the poor, the sick, the disadvantaged and the persecuted, there is no evidence that most charity workers share their hardships.

Every week it would change and we would call on behalf of a different charity.   …they actively encouraged us to harangue people and hound them and not to take no for an answer… ~ ex-call centre worker Lucy Draper

A large proportion of the money given to charities is wasted, misused or just stolen.  Charites do not care if their ‘giver’ can really afford their donations, a pensioner’s budget only stretches so far.  The charities’ own publication ‘the Third Sector’ shows just how sick these charity czars really are.

…it won’t stop right-wing newspapers and Tory backwoodsmen from continuing to carp on about top pay in big charities…. ~ Editorial in the Third Sector

I firmly believe that the charitable industry treats everyone with contempt, in which case they can do it without any voluntary donations from me.

Meanwhile, old age pensioners in England are struggling to make ends meet.

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PENSIONERS - MONEYjack collier

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