Saturday, 18 June 2011

Lives Wasted for Political Expediency

This report makes my blood boil.

The US are talking to the Taliban about a political solution to the Afghanistan conflict, while at the same time those same Taliban are killing our servicemen and women.

Just why have we put our service personnel in harm's way? Why have over 300 of those personnel lost their lives? What was so important that needed such loss of life that suddenly becomes so unimportant it can now be negotiated away?

If ever there was a definition of a wrong war, this must be it: all along, from the first boots hitting the ground, to now peace negotiations, it has been a war of political expediency. Those in government here and across the Atlantic must be held to account for the hundreds of service personnel's lives that have essentially been wasted to prove a political point. Those same politicians should especially be judged for the crimes against the thousands of Afghan civilians that have been killed during this senseless conflict.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Yet Another About-Turn from the Coalition.

It turns out the rhetoric about enforcing weekly bin collections was just that: another "aspirational" speech from the coalition meant to grab headlines without any legal means of backing it up. People voted in a new set of people, but got the same sound-bite politicians, the same empty rhetoric that we got with the previous lot.

So now after the other half-dozen similar examples, its clear now that this is deliberate policy. The coalition will announce anything and everything they think will win them popularity. This is the basest of the base: politics with no substance, a deliberate policy to deceive the public.

How dare our politicians play us like this? Quite frankly they can because the majority of people don't care about politics, don't care that they basically lie to us.

This country deserves the liars, cheats and swindlers it currently has in office, because that's who you get if the majority of people don't care who holds the power.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Loony Huhne: Cartoon Character of a Minister

Chris Loony Huhne has really lost the plot this time.  He says that we should change energy suppliers when the one we are using puts up its prices.

Whilst it may be that on the planet Chris resides (which is quite different to the one I'm standing on) energy suppliers don't charge wildy different prices. When one puts up prices, they all do, because thats what happens in the UK: its an effective cartel where the supplier charges the most the market can bear, rather than competition bringing the cheapest price.

Its also to do with wholesale prices of energy too: if  speculators push up the price of the energy on the wholesale market, then thats what the energy companies have to buy it for. Thanks to government sell-offs in the past, they now have huge corporate shareholders to supply with fat dividends, which means they have to maintain a healthy profit. Who supplies those Chris? We do you moron.

And while we're on the subject of energy who was it that instigated supposed eco-friendly policies taxing energy suppliers and handing out huge subsidies that will make energy hugely more expensive? You did Chris, you thick fuck.

I really, really don't think the idiots in government have the first clue about life in the real world. Chris Looney Huhne is the primest of prime examples. So protected are they in their world of priviledge, gold-plated pensions and taxpayer-funded allowances that they just don't get it. At all.

Oh for the day that someone in government actually does what the people want and makes energy cheaper.