Monthly Archives: September 2017

Spending other people’s money

That is dead easy, especially if the other people have no real say on the matter and they are not informed of the true cost of a programme it is intended be implemented.

First, though, a little digression. Angela Raynor: When I became pregnant at sixteen……  (source). Well Ms Raynor, had your mother and you had a good education, you would have  known, at 16 years of age it is a good idea, to be quite blunt, if girls kept their legs closed.

Sure Start: a programme with the aim of “giving children the best possible start in life” through improvement of childcare, early education, health and family support, with an emphasis on outreach and community development (source). When standards of education has been reduced to the point where public money is being wasted; and  has so been done over decades purely for political idealogy, is it any wonder that parents do not have, or seem to have, any idea abut ‘parenting’, coupled with children being taught about ‘personal responsibility’?

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Being ‘taken for a ride’

We either live by democracy or we do not, we either follow the will of the people or we perish.

Wherever one cares to look we, the people, are being taken for the ‘proverbial ride’; especially where democracy per se is concerned. At this early point it is necessary to, once again,define the word ‘democracy’. It is derived from the Greek: ‘Demos’; People; ‘Kratos’: Power – People Power. If the ‘people’ do not have the  power to control their elected ‘representatives’, then it must follow that there can be no ‘democracy per se’.

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Therein lies the problem

I note that Oliver Norgrove has recently had two articles in the MSM; one in the Daily Telegraph and t’other in the Guardian. As a Senior Citizen, of some seniority now, I feel able to state that I have been following the writings of ‘young Norgrove’ for some time; and as a result, hold him in high regard.

In his article for the Guardian he writes that he is tempted to vote for Labour in view of the intransigence of the Conservatives for a ‘Hard Brexit’. He writes: The result of all this is that I’m likely to vote Labour at the next general election. I have soured against a Tory party that is extremely close to wrecking a political endeavour I will defend until my dying day……But in all this there is opportunity: to switch tack and opt for pursuit of European Free Trade Association membership, as advocated by the Efta president, Carl Baudenbacher. If Labour was to do so, they could highlight the absurd hypocrisy in the Tories claiming to be the party of economic strength whilst they drive us unnervingly towards a cliff edge. It’s a move that would attract huge support in more metropolitan and remain-supporting pockets of the country – precisely the areas Labour will need to appeal to if it is to have a chance of a majority at the next election. Business will also take note, bewildered at the very real prospects of a default no deal or stunted trade flow that a Tory Brexit might cause. The Norway option is Labour’s chance to restore public faith in its capacity to build a strong economy.

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