Its appalling after over 6 years Lord Duncan Smith who initiated the changes to the benefit system has gone scot free after managing and presiding over the worst change in UK benefits history and a huge loss to the public exchequer.
Millions have so far been written off due to massive IT problems with trying to incorporate 6 benefits into 1 i.e. Universal Credit. This was promoted by Ian as a huge change to the current system where work would pay but instead it has created a big number of people and families poor and worse off due to this system.
Our own elected MP Mundell is sitting tight on a huge pay salary and massive budget over the Scotland Office, a gatekeeper post for keeping the Scots in line with the orders of his Imperial masters in London.
It beggars belief how much this country has been subjugated and conditioned by her majesty and her minions to make us believe that these people need to work hard and stop relying on benefits or state hand-outs, while the Queen and her extended family can milk the system to the very last drop of blood from poor and working class individuals and families. The good old days of the Empire are truly back.
It seems since my last post in June 2017, the world has literally gone mad! We are closer once again to nuclear annihilation since the end of the cold war, right wing organisations and their associates are on the rise and closer to home we are speeding towards the cliff (Brexit) in order to secure the middle class and above from any financial ruin.
What can we do to stop this madness by our elected representatives? Apparently nothing. Why? Because we voted for them in the first place to show a finger at the establishment or elite as a protest vote! It beggars belief that people don’t realise that Donald Trump is the establishment and closer to home David Mundell and his cronies…
More individuals and families in the area I live are under immense financial pressures due to the “Austerity” policies introduced by the Conservatives since 2010. But the very comfortable people in my area don’t give a damn it seems, as long as their pensions and investments are secured. To hell with the rest of us they may say at their private lavish parties. We have worked hard for this all our lives and we deserve all we can get at the expenses of others.
The irony is that many go to church every Sunday and pray. I wonder what their almighty God/Jesus may be thinking while he is staring down at his followers crucified on the cross! Probably that he is not coming again to save us especially after what we did to him the last time, I personally don’t blame him at all. All religions preach love and sharing but the majority of their followers interpret the holy books to suit their very selfish motives and agendas.
Of course we can do something and it starts by taking whatever little step we can take as individuals without looking at governments or religious institutions to guide us. The power lies in our hands for change and we have to start changing ourselves first before we expect others to do so and live by our own examples.
Difficult, yes – impossible, no.
Its time for love, peace and understanding and make our differences work for us not against us.
Congratulations to our re-elected MP David Mundell for wining this election. I want him to clarify what his personal position is on his party’s (Conservative and Unionists) stance on forming a formal/informal coalition with the DUP which has links to terrorism in Northern Ireland. This alliance, if goes ahead is very likely to break the Good Friday Agreement that was signed by all parties that had a say in the governing of Northern Ireland going forward and the ceasing of violence from both sides. Theresa May lost her mandate for a tough Brexit negotiations stance by the British public and should have resigned like Alex Salmond First Minister of Scotland; who did after losing the vote in 2014. But, as we now know we are dealing with power hungry Politicians like Mr. Mundell and his counterpart Ruth Davidson who are using the Unionist media to declare that the SNP have lost and the people no longer want a 2nd divisive Independence referendum!
Just to make this very clear, the SNP gained 35 seats and are still by far the largest party in Scotland even after taking into account all the Labour/Lib-Dem and Tory votes! These guys are so full of themselves that they seem to forget basic math’s and are all over the place claiming victory in Scotland and that Independence is dead!
If Mr. Mundell is so sure of acting upon the peoples mandate then he should advise his leader to step down gracefully rather than be dragged in the coming weeks or months from Westminister.
Finally, I would like to thank the voters of Mr. Mundell’s constituency for voting to keep the SNP out and unwittingly letting in a Terrorist organization, to support a minority Tory government. The DUP are the equivalent of ISIS i.e. they want to bring in laws from the old testament and are scathing about their feelings towards gays, immigrants and women’s rights. If we are not careful, we could end up with “Southern Scotland” a place very similar to “Northern Ireland” that was created by the British Establishment through their divide and rule policy in Ireland. Scotland will become Independent and it would be interesting to wait and see how this will unfold in the coming years. You! The voter will decide the future of your country.
The above was published in the Peeblesshire News on 23rd June 2017.
Today is election day and I hope the very best to the people of this island that they may have the vision and foresight to make a choice for others. We are at crossroads and the path we choose will determine what country we all want to live in, in the coming generations. Will we elect Politicians/Parties that have the interest of all at the heart through their policies and decisions or we will be selfish and vote for the parties that only have our interests at heart.
Personally I will be voting for the party that looks after the weak, vulnerable and disabled in our society and oppose wars to promote “Democracy” and safeguard their own economic interest before others. There is a clear choice for voters in this election, if you decide to vote with your conscience and compassion.
Hope we all wake up to a new beginning tomorrow that will take us all on a positive path for decades to come.
Hopefully by now, the dust is settled and people of this island have got used to the idea of a general election that has been forced upon them by a cunning prime minister. What have the Tories achieved since 2010! Quite a lot it seems and people in England are completely in awe of Tories and cannot get enough of all the good things they are doing for this country or countries!
A friend of mine emailed me this link, which is self explanatory about all the manifesto promises that have been kept by the Tories.
Scotland is bracing it self for an exciting opportunity in June. Thanks to Theresa May announcing a mid-term election “Out of the Blue” or so it seems anyway for those not keeping abreast with the Tory election spending scandal/scam. For those who are not aware the Election Commission was investing the Tories for electoral fraud in the last general election which gave us a majority Tory government.
29 Tories are facing prosecution and if convicted the Tories would be a minority government!!!!!!!!!
The Tory establishment took a decision to hold a snap general election as an excuse to divert the publics attention to Brexit and its impending crash.
Now! This is an opportunity for all of England to vote out the Conservatives and for us here in Scotland a golden opportunity to once and for all remove the forces of greed, corruption and market Capitalism from our country.
Its been a while since my last post. A lot has happened since but I am ready to start writing again. Events in Britain, Scotland and the world (Trump) has motivated me to get writing and sharing with the world my thoughts, comments and opinion on the way to influence our surroundings in a positive way.
Let no one tell you its not possible or impossible!!! Our future and the future of our planet and its peoples are at stake here.
Its been a while since my last post, which incidentally was on the EU Referendum. The Pandora’s box has been opened and Great Britain has been on a roller coaster ride since that fateful day. We are entering a new phase and a new low with the Tories at the helm of Brexit. The Tory conference was a blast from the past, with proposals put forward which made us think like we were back in Nazi Germany. Not kidding! The pound has taken the fall to new lows and we now are looking at companies placing their foreign workers on a register!!!
Not to forget all the broken promises of Brexit and how Britain will be great again (Trump familiar).
What happens next will be very interesting especially from a Scottish perspective.
Until then Good Luck!
We now had the EU Referendum and the results were not surprising to many who have been following political events in this country.
England voted to ‘Leave” along with Wales, while Scotland overwhelmingly voted to ‘Remain’ along with Northern Ireland. The Pandora’s box has been opened and the belly of the “Great Beast” has been finally revealed. Lies and misinformation from the Leave campaign won while Remain were completely outflanked by the disunity among their ranks with the English public voting to kick the establishment and use this occasion as a protest vote! The lies are unraveling as we speak and Boris is no longer in the running for Prime Minister!
So! What next for Scotland? Nicola Sturgeon was the only Politician who presented a plan, post Brexit and the Unionists followers don’t like what they are hearing. The First Minister of Scotland got a mandate to continue in government in the last Holyrood elections with a manifesto that clearly stated that a change in circumstance would allow her to ask the Scottish Parliament for a second Independence referendum to protect Sottish interests.
Personally, I am not keen in Scotland holding its second referendum so soon, as I believe one of the key reasons we lost the previous vote was the currency and of course we don’t have the 60% or more support for Independence. If anyone with a brain who has actually watched Nicola propose a motion in parliament to protect Scottish interests in the EU would know that she mentioned IndyRef2 as a final resort after all available avenues were exhausted. Even then Nicola did say she would propose this in the form of a resolution to the parliament which would then be voted by all MSP’s. It seems all the Unionist and establishment media were only taking about her final option and failed to inform their readers about the first two!
Little England and Wales have voted to leave the EU and this must be respected at all costs. No second EU referendum must happen. This is Democracy and if people fell for the lies and fears on immigration then I am sorry to say we have to pay the price for our lack of judgement and information.
Interesting times are ahead for the UK & Great Britain. Will we follow the collapse of Yugoslavia, only time will tell.
So! Now we are told that the costs for replacing Trident is over £200 billion!! In this day and age it beggars belief that so many people of this island nation want to hold on to an outdated weapons systems.
Budgets are being cut in the name of austerity. The poor and the disadvantaged are being used as guinea pigs to balance the books! The rich get richer and the politicians get richer too! What on earth is going on? Have we become so powerless and disillusioned that we are allowing the government and the USA to dictate to us what is in fact an abomination in the name of keeping us safe? It seems we cannot do anything as the people we elected are funded by special interest groups before they become elected and in return have to sell their souls to their Masters.
Politician like Lord Robertson and Hutton are on the payroll of companies that will benefit from this contract. Big US Corporations like the Cohen Group, General Dynamics Electric Boat Company, Lockheed Martin and Bechtel. (Source: Private Eye No.1413).
Anyone supporting the renewal of Trident is, in my opinion a warmonger and killers of future innocent people just like the terrorists. No difference at all as the ethos and ideology is the same.
A point to note here is that the British taxpayers will foot the bill for a weapons system that they do not control but the US military!!!!!!!! What we are actually doing is propping the economy of the US which is heavily run by the Industrial/Military/Pharmaceutical complex.
War is money and the US will make a killing, literally speaking if Trident is renewed.
We invaded Iraq because of weapons of mass destruction, so I am assuming any country that takes offense to us having these weapons can invade us to rid the world of dangerous weapons.