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Useless British Politicians

Self-Serving Useless Politicians are Destroying England’s Future

You can always tell when politicians are lying, because their lips will be moving.

There’s a thing called BREXIT, which is a kind of acronym for the exit of Great Britain from the European Union.  It’s been going on since the referendum on 23 June 2016, when 51.9% of the British people voted to get out of Europe all together.

Since then our utterly useless, supine Prime Minister, Mrs. Theresa May, has lied, procrastinated, and vacillated, doing bugger all about getting this country out of the European Union.  The Prime Minister has been defeated in one vote after another in parliament ~ firstly her original (very bad) exit deal with the European Union was rejected, then her (slightly) amended deal was rejected, and now the idea of leaving the European Union without an exit deal has also been rejected.

WTF do these members of parliament want?

However, the default legal position is that Great Britain will leave the European Union on March 29th, whether there is an exit deal in place or not.  To change that default leaving date will require a change in the law, and that’s not as easy as some stupid politicians think.

However, I have no doubt that our self-serving, dishonest, fucking useless parliament will find some way of delaying the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union ~ indefinitely.

The real deal is that NOBODY KNOWS WTF is going to happen over the next couple of weeks.  Add to that nobody knows WTF is going to happen in the weeks, months, and years following our supposed exit date on March 29th.

Except that the English public will be voting a hell of a lot of these fucking useless politicians out of office come the next general election.

Some say that Brexit is a confusing mess which ever way you voted.  And that Brexit is just like unfriending Europe on Facebook.  All I know is that if the self-serving politicians don’t get on with it there will be Hell to pay.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

Some people are psychologically incapable of telling the whole truth about anything.

we are not all crazy

Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.  ~  Theodore Roosevelt

Due to a bout of insomnia I found myself listening to President Trump’ State of the Union address.  What an uninspiring speaker that man is.   Having said that, I am in no doubt that Mr. Trump will be re-elected for a second term in office.

One of his controversial standpoints concerns the building of a security wall / fence along the southern border of the USA with Mexico ~ to prevent illegal immigration, people smuggling, drugs and gun smuggling.  The Democrats / Liberal Left are especially incensed by this policy, as are the liberal left in the United Kingdom incredibly angry about our referendum’s requirement that immigration into the UK from Europe and elsewhere be immediately curbed.

There is no doubt that one of the main reasons the British people voted decisively in 2016 to leave the European Union was to drastically cut immigration of all kinds, illegal and otherwise.  This is not xenophobia, it’s common sense.  Other than very skilled individuals, where there is an immediate job waiting, immigrants offer nothing whatsoever to their new country.  In fact they are a net drain on scarce resources.  There is also compelling evidence that immigrants are responsible for a disproportionate amount of crime.

Things were different before this modern technological era, and now that population pressure is a very serious issue.  In the past immigrants filled valuable roles in society, but today even ditch diggers have to be able to drive a back-hoe.

Theodore Roosevelt’s words are still applicable today.  When I travel to the Southern United States it’s noticeable how many people have Spanish as their first / only language.  In parts of England many Asian female immigrants cannot speak English.  It’s sad, but one cannot be a true member of society if you don’t routinely speak the language.  In this modern technological world, one cannot be a valuable member of society if you don’t speak English.

Some say that we should welcome ethnic diversity.  And that opposing unfettered immigration is racist.  All I know is that you’d have to be crazy to allow all and sundry to live in your home.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

immigrants do fill lots of roles in the hospitality industry.

 

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

 

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

click on the book

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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Wall Streetthese opinions are mine, and mine alone

Jack Collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

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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The West Under Threat

There is a vile and dangerous threat to the modern western world.  Those who pose this threat have no morals, ethics, or humanity.  They wish to impose their stone age version of warped ‘civilisation’ on the world by turning it into one monstrous Islamic fundamentalist caliphate.

Violence, repression, rape, mutilation, and murder is common currency to these snarling, smirking, revolting savages.  Their religion has nothing to do with their creed of indiscriminate destruction.  These dangerous, disgusting, loathsome deviants are destroying the religion they claim to follow.

BUFFHowever, there is an even more insidious danger facing Europe and the USA.  The danger is that the Civilised West will respond in kind.  (We have already had the welcome vapourisation of the Isis executioner, so-called Jihadi John.) President Obama condemns these horrific events in Paris as an ‘attack on all of humanity’.  How long before we see the BUFF’s in the air over the Middle East?

In the recent elections in Poland there has been a notable swing to the Right, with the left-liberal pro European Union elements shunned at the ballot box.  In the wake of yesterday’s horrific killings France has closed its borders.  In the UK David Prime Minister David Cameron’s chances of winning a vote to stay in the EU have taken a nose dive.  Ultra left-liberal Sweden has reimposed border controls.

And so it goes…  And all eyes turn to Germany….

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

with deepest sympathy for all those killed, hurt, and bereaved in France

Big Charity Disgusts Me

Third Sector Hypocrisy

India--Mumbai

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

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

moine guerrier, esprit universel

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