July 23, 2014

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Austerity – It’s a lie & unnecessary! -

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Austerity Blues -

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Sex, Drugs & the EU -

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The EU and TTIP – A Treaty Made in Hell!! -

Friday, June 13, 2014

Vodafone’s Tax Credit of £17.4 billion -

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Is Capitalism Evil? -

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Mark Carney – A Canadian View -

Saturday, May 31, 2014

UKIP Plays the Race Card -

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

In Sickness-In Health-In Profit -

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Thatcher’s Housing Legacy -

Monday, May 19, 2014

  • Keynes

    Austerity – It’s a lie & unnecessary!

    “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s Reich Minister of Propaganda It’s a political – not an economic – decision…

  • Austerity Blues

    Austerity Blues Whatever the weather, Like birds of a feather, We’re all in it together, Austerity blues. The Tories claim, That their aim, Is to aid, The low paid, Hard working brigade, But the facts, Are zero hours contracts, Are just a variation, Of casualisation, Available for all, Wait for a call, At home, Alone, Austerity blues. No job, No home, Bust, Without a crust, Your life, Crumbling to dust, Cupboard bare, Government don’t care, Give thanks, For food banks, Long queues, Time to muse, Austerity blues. If you’re disabled, And the quack, Says back, To work, Don’t go berserk, Appeal,…

  • Sex, Drugs & the EU

    If proof was needed that EU politicians and unelected officials have finally lost the plot, read on! The EU has decided that the GDP* figures for all 28 member states are inaccurate, and this means that the distribution of the EU’s large budget – which is based on the size of each country’s GDP – is also inaccurate. At least this is what they say but it is also possible that the by artificially increasing GDP countries are made to look financially healthier. Clearly, it’s sensible to make statistics more accurate, but there are serious questions about the way in…

  • The EU and TTIP – A Treaty Made in Hell!!

    “Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism, because it is a merger of State and corporate power.” Benito Mussolini   The Common Market, formed in 1957, originally consisted of 6 member states –- Germany, France, Italy, Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg. The basis of the Common Market was the free movement of capital, goods and labour between the member states – the resulting free trade would increase the wealth of all its member states. However, economics is not an exact science – maybe not even a science at all – and theory doesn’t always translate into practice. The basis for increasing…

  • Vodafone’s Tax Credit of £17.4 billion

    Collecting tax is about political will. The current British Government underlined its distaste for collecting tax from big business in 2012 when it altered the way multinationals’ tax is calculated. This is what George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, called being more ‘competitive’ and was the catalyst for Pfizer’s recent attempt to take over AstraZeneca. Osborne’s changes to the tax laws lower companies’ potential tax liability in two ways: (1.) The UK corporation tax rate is now considerably lower than many countries, including the US. (Pfizer calculated that by taking over AstraZeneca and moving their head office to the UK,…

Keynes

Austerity – It’s a lie & unnecessary!

Jul 8, 2014

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s Reich Minister of Propaganda It’s a political – not an economic – decision…

Austerity Blues

Jun 24, 2014

Austerity Blues Whatever the weather, Like birds of a feather, We’re all in it together, Austerity blues. The Tories claim, That their aim, Is to aid, The low paid, Hard working brigade, But the facts, Are zero hours contracts, Are just a variation, Of casualisation, Available for all, Wait for a call, At home, Alone, Austerity blues. No job, No home, Bust, Without a crust, Your life, Crumbling to dust, Cupboard bare, Government don’t care, Give thanks, For food banks, Long queues, Time to muse, Austerity blues. If you’re disabled, And the quack, Says back, To work, Don’t go berserk, Appeal,…

Sex, Drugs & the EU

Jun 18, 2014

If proof was needed that EU politicians and unelected officials have finally lost the plot, read on! The EU has decided that the GDP* figures for all 28 member states are inaccurate, and this means that the distribution of the EU’s large budget – which is based on the size of each country’s GDP – is also inaccurate. At least this is what they say but it is also possible that the by artificially increasing GDP countries are made to look financially healthier. Clearly, it’s sensible to make statistics more accurate, but there are serious questions about the way in…

The EU and TTIP – A Treaty Made in Hell!!

Jun 13, 2014

“Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism, because it is a merger of State and corporate power.” Benito Mussolini   The Common Market, formed in 1957, originally consisted of 6 member states –- Germany, France, Italy, Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg. The basis of the Common Market was the free movement of capital, goods and labour between the member states – the resulting free trade would increase the wealth of all its member states. However, economics is not an exact science – maybe not even a science at all – and theory doesn’t always translate into practice. The basis for increasing…

Keynes

Austerity – It’s a lie & unnecessary!

“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” Joseph Goebbels, Hitler’s Reich Minister of Propaganda It’s a political – not an economic – decision…

Austerity Blues

Austerity Blues Whatever the weather, Like birds of a feather, We’re all in it together, Austerity blues. The Tories claim, That their aim, Is to aid, The low paid, Hard working brigade, But the facts, Are zero hours contracts, Are just a variation, Of casualisation, Available for all, Wait for a call, At home, Alone, Austerity blues. No job, No home, Bust, Without a crust, Your life, Crumbling to dust, Cupboard bare, Government don’t care, Give thanks, For food banks, Long queues, Time to muse, Austerity blues. If you’re disabled, And the quack, Says back, To work, Don’t go berserk, Appeal,…

Sex, Drugs & the EU

If proof was needed that EU politicians and unelected officials have finally lost the plot, read on! The EU has decided that the GDP* figures for all 28 member states are inaccurate, and this means that the distribution of the EU’s large budget – which is based on the size of each country’s GDP – is also inaccurate. At least this is what they say but it is also possible that the by artificially increasing GDP countries are made to look financially healthier. Clearly, it’s sensible to make statistics more accurate, but there are serious questions about the way in…

The EU and TTIP – A Treaty Made in Hell!!

“Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism, because it is a merger of State and corporate power.” Benito Mussolini   The Common Market, formed in 1957, originally consisted of 6 member states –- Germany, France, Italy, Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg. The basis of the Common Market was the free movement of capital, goods and labour between the member states – the resulting free trade would increase the wealth of all its member states. However, economics is not an exact science – maybe not even a science at all – and theory doesn’t always translate into practice. The basis for increasing…