Saturday, 27 October 2012

The Bank Bailout: How Have we Benefitted?

Its been a few years now since the credit crunch and Gordon Brown was forced by his mates to hand over large wads of cash to stave off a huge recession.

But the thing is, we still had the recession, the prophecies of doom and gloom the banks used to leverage billions out of the government have still come to pass, so all in all, what did we the taxpayer gain?

Would letting the early failing banks go to the wall signalled to them a wake up call to be more prudent?

All I know is I'm suffering economically, while the rich get richer and not by the slimmest of margins can I see  any benefit coming out of the bank bailout.

Is there anyone out there that can explain how I'm better off, or how worse off I'd be if we didn't pump billions into the bankrupt banks?

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Jimmy Saville: Smokescreen?

Right, I'm amazed and to some extent pissed off at the amount of attention given to the Jimmy Saville sex offences row.

What the hell is going on? I really can't fathom it all. Its blown too far out of proportion to be created naturally, so there is an agenda at work here. Someone is stoking the fire for a reason, especially when some of the reports smack of jumping on the bandwagon, with women sobbing, reporting that "he touched me on my shoulder" or "he touched my leg". If there were serious offences like rape, why were they not reported and prosecuted at the time? Especially given the sheer number of complaints now.

If it was sexual harassment, why are the police investigating them?

Who has the motive to have a pop at the BBC?

Is there something going on that should be in the news, but isn't because of all the noise generated by Saville?

Why now, if sex offences perpetrated by Jimmy Saville and others at the BBC was such a widespread and well-known issue at the time, why bring it all up now?

Is the eagerness to be included in the mass of victims something to do with a possible payout from the criminal injuries compensation scheme?

Is there a morass of corruption linking the Government, BBC and the Police in some way? (Hang on, I think I know the answer to that one already).

The whole affair begs so many questions. If its such a huge problem how come it didn't hit the mainstream sooner. Why in fact, didn't it appear in the online rumour mill sooner?

One thing is for sure: there will be an enquiry lead by one of the self-same political elite implicated in all of this and they will come to the usual conclusions and words will be written saying that lessons need to be learned and nothing will ever actually be done.