Saturday, 28 November 2015


Along with a pile of stuff he's doing, mainly in England from what I could see, he apparently wants money from me.

Good luck to him with that.
Dear Peregrin,

The Autumn Statement I gave today delivers on the promise we made to the British people that we would put their security first:

  • To protect our economic security, by taking the difficult decisions to live within our means and bring our debts down. The public spending plans I set out today mean we will reach a surplus of £10.1 billion in 2019/20 – that’s higher than was forecast at the Budget and means Britain will be out of the red and into the black.

  • To protect our national security, by defending our country’s interests abroad and keeping our citizens safe at home. There will be no cuts in the police budget with real terms protection for police funding and we deliver on our commitment to spend 2 per cent of our national income on defence.

But this Spending Review does not just ensure the economic and national security of our country, it builds on that with:

  • Full funding for the Five Year Forward View that the NHS itself put forward as the plan for its future with the first £6 billion delivered up-front next year.

  • The biggest real terms increase to the basic State Pension in 15 years. Thanks to our commitment to the triple lock, next year the basic state pension will rise by £3.35 to £119.30 a week.

  • The biggest housebuilding programme by any government since the 1970s with a doubling of the housing budget to over £2 billion a year. Our bold plan to back families who aspire to buy their own home will deliver 400,000 new homes by the end of the decade.

  • The phasing out entirely of the local government grant. By the end of the parliament local government will keep all of the revenue from business rates. We will abolish the uniform business rate so councils will be able to cut rates to attract a new business to their area, but because the amount the government raises in business rates is much greater than the amount we give to local councils through the local government grant we will phase that grant out entirely and devolve additional responsibilities.

  • A new apprenticeship levy to deliver 3 million apprenticeships. This will ensure large businesses share the cost of training people, but no business with a pay bill below £3 million will have to pay. We will also increase the funding for each apprenticeship to make sure these are high quality apprenticeships.

  • Real terms protection of schools budget. We will maintain funding for free infant school meals, protect rates for the pupil premium, and increase the cash in the dedicated schools grant. We’re also going to open 500 new free schools and University Technical Colleges, and invest £23 billion in school buildings and 600,000 new school places.

  • The largest ever investment in free childcare so working families get the help they need. From 2017, we will fund 30 hours of free childcare for working families with 3 and 4 year olds. We’ll support £10,000 of childcare costs tax free and to support nurseries delivering more free places for parents we’ll increase the funding for the sector by £300 million.

  • The improvement in the nation’s finances used to help on tax credits. Because of the improvement in the public finances, the simplest thing to do is not to phase these changes in, but to avoid them altogether. Tax credits are being phased out anyway as we introduce universal credit.

  • An average saving of £30 from the projected energy bills of 24 million households by introducing a cheaper domestic energy efficiency scheme.

Five years ago, when I presented our first Spending Review, our economy was in crisis and as the letter Labour left behind said: there was no money left. Our job then was to rescue Britain. Today, our job is to rebuild Britain. Build our finances. Build our defences. Build our society.

Thank you,

George Osborne 
Chancellor of the Exchequer

Thursday, 26 November 2015


A man who might be expected to know something about the area.
But as Craig Murray will tell you, they never listen to people who know anything about anything.
Aye, so you will be.
Playing soldiers while other people suffer.
What would a country like Saudi Arabia need £3.9 billion of arms for?
Oh yes, ISIS.
I wonder if he has worked that out yet.
And worse, whose side he will be on when it's all over.
If only you would lead.
Sums him up. Please, I want to be Winston Thatcher and
 Margaret Churchill all rolled up with Tory Blur.

For those who have a passing interest in the truth, Alex Salmond did indeed unveil his portrait today in Edinburgh at lunch time.

He had attended First Minister's Questions in his capacity as a MSP, and afterwards hosted a reception for veterans. He also briefed MSPs on the Syrian situation. 

He knew about the Syrian situation, you see, because he himself had been briefed the evening before by the Cabinet Office (along with some other Privy Councillors), of exactly what the Prime Minister would say. There was no need for him to be in Westminster.

It should also be noted that when The Prime Minister makes a statement, the leaders of the opposition parties are required to give a response. That would be Mr Corbyn first  (not Hilary Benn), then Angus Robertson (not Alex Salmond). That's the way it is done. You'd have thought they would know that kind of thing.

The Prime Minister has said that a debate will be held next week on whether or not to go to war.

Mr Salmond's duties in Scotland were pre-existing. The notice of the Prime Ministerial statement was made latterly.

It says something for the state of the press and of the opposition parties that the best that they can do to fight the SNP is to tell half truths and apply innuendos to the comings and goings of Alex Salmond.

Perhaps if there were a policy or two from the opposition parties in Scotland... and I mean policies that don't fall to pieces within an hour, the newspapers would be able to propose a better and brighter future for us under Labour or the Tories.

 As it is, of course, all any of them can do is bleat SNP bad.

Wednesday, 25 November 2015


Osborne, one is down to ones last trillion.
What are you going to do about it?
All for one?
How marvellous.

Doncha just love this union? Here we are, all in it together, pooling and sharing our poverty and misery, so that she can get a couple of million pay rise. Fair!


"It is a long-standing PLP convention that we do not support motions put forward by the SNP". So said that great political thinker of our times, Willie Bain.

When I said thinker, I meant, well... dim ex MP. 

Tuesday, 24 November 2015




Seriously, in all your born days, did you ever see anything more... hmmm... nauseating?

No... listen, don't laugh. Someone must have actually proposed that they take this portrait standing like a bruised lemon at the bottom of some stairs pretending to be Hughie Green...except that instead of 'double your money', this little reprobate will halve it.
Image the conversation...

"Now Mr Mundell, look statesman like; no? Well, ok, look man like; too hard? OK, erm, well just stand there and look your ordinary useless self."

"Aye, well".

For those who don't know "Double Your Money" was an incredibly badly produced, cheesy, early STV/ITV quiz show (1960s/70s), much loved by my late grandmother. It was hosted by super-slimy Hughie Green, who could make your flesh creep at 100 meters.

And he wasn't half as bad as this baw heid, who, for those of you who don't know, is the Scottish Viceroy, the bloke that presented the Scotland Bill, which two committees in the Lords have pointed out is completely financially unsound and incompetent.


As the campaign page for Jeremy Corbyn's leadership of the Labour Party, we have accepted the responsibility to adhere to Jeremy's call for a new kind of politics, that engages in serious debate rather than personal attacks. We intend to stick to that, not simply out of loyalty to Jeremy, but because over the summer, it became patently obvious that this is what the overwhelming majority of the party members and supporters want. Debate is good, as is opinion, however strongly held. But it must be respectful, comradely - and never descend into abuse.

So we didn't really want to engage in this. At all. But here's the thing. For too long, the voice of party members has been silenced. That stopped the day Jeremy Corbyn was elected. As he said throughout the campaign, this was not about a man, it was about a movement. So we say this to express what we believe is the view of the vast majority of Labour Party members. We say this to give them a voice.

What we have seen from a small section of the Parliamentary Party and some New Labour "grandees" recently isn't opinion and it's not about debate. It is a constant sniping, undermining and, at times, bitter attack. It's designed to create an atmosphere of chaos. We are here to tell you that we're sick of it. Not only is it now boring, but it is entirely destructive instead of constructive.

Of course, it's just a tiny minority of the Parliamentary party who have chosen to indulge in such attacks, but they are a loud minority. The reason that they are so loud is because they have the ear of the right wing and tabloid press: those journalists and commentators who have no interest in the future of the Labour Party or the views of the membership. It's easy to get a column inch or two in those rags. You are doing them a service. However, you are doing the membership of this party a massive disservice - the membership who voted not just for Jeremy himself, but the policies he stood for. It's time to acknowledge that, and work for the common good. That means targeting the Tories, not our leader. That means targeting poverty and injustice, not the members of the party.

That's why we respectfully ask you to stop the off-the-record briefing, the on-the-record attacks and the machinations behind the scenes. 

Do your job and represent us.

Thank you,

This article was lifted directly from the Jeremy4PM Facebook page via this article and without permission.

Monday, 23 November 2015


Yesterday, during the Defence Review, the Labour front bench either decided to do their Christmas shopping, wash their hair, stay in the bar for another few bottles of not-quite-Lords'-standard champagne, or sit on the Tory side of the House. For next to their leader none was to be found.

Which ever it was, this is not what they get paid for. This Defence Review is an incredibly important part of their job, it's not like it was a discussion on a bypass for Hereford. They should have been on that bench. It was almost like there was no official opposition party there. 

Of course, it could be said that as most of them probably agree with Cameron rather than their own leader, that we should spend money on bombs rather than bairns, there wouldn't have been an opposition party there anyway. So upon reflection they were probably as well washing their hair or getting pissed.

Quite clearly most of them don't support Corbyn on almost anything, but I wonder if they can see what asses they are making of themselves and how they are pulling their party apart. 

Given that nearly 60% of the membership voted for Corbyn as leader, I'm seriously surprised that they cannot see that this the people who vote for them; the people who canvas for them; the people who deliver leaflets, man the phones, etc, etc, want Corbyn to succeed.

I wonder how many of them got 60% of the vote in their constituencies.

They'd better start shaping up, or they may find themselves with no one to canvas for them at the next election.

Someone should remind them too, how much good it did Slab, siding with the Tories during the referendum. They should go ask one of the Scottish Labour MPs... Oh... yeah, I forgot... well, you know what I mean.


Sunday, 22 November 2015


One of the Middle East's more repulsive regimes is that of Bahrain. it, along with Saudi Arabia, is reputed to be funding the utterly ruthless ISIS...that's the ones that Dave now thinks he wants to go to war with. Incidentally that's interesting becasue the last time he wanted to go to war in Syria it was against Assad, who is currently fighting ISIS. 

Needless to say, alongside the royal family of Saudi, the royals of Bahrain are close friends of the Saxe-Coburg-Gothas and the PM (prime minister, or pig man if you prefer).

This short video (90 seconds) summarises the relationship between the Brits and the Bahrainis. 

Apparently they are incredibly rich and buy vast amounts of arms from us, but rarely seem to use them for anything except putting down their own people... Plenty spare to be giving to ISIS then?

Incidentally, if you're confused about which side the UK is on, or should be on, or may end up on, then the Rev Stuart's piece here may (or may not) help you to make up your mind. 

It won't make any difference, of course, what you think, or even what Dave thinks, because the UK will be on the side that Mr Obama decides it is on.
Update: Some more news about the people we do business with.

Friday, 20 November 2015


You might find this a little hard to take so make sure you are sitting down.

The Independent is reporting that David Cameron is to get a scaled down version of the American President's Air Force One. A private plane all to his little prime ministerial self. Sweet.

That's right. As we are cutting and trimming and letting die or indeed actively killing off poor people, closing down offices, hospitals, public heath, reducing expenditure, dismantling the welfare state, Daft Dave the Piggy Fiddler of Old London Town is to get his own private plane.

Well, some of you will say, and so he should. He went to Eton and Oxford.

Of course it has been pointed out that members of the royal family may be able to use it too... so I imagine that Airmiles will have it on permanent loan doing trips from London to St Andrews in accordance with His Royal Fatness's tee times!

The plane will be apparently be refitted at a cost of a mere £10 million (given their ability to get nothing done on time or on budget, call that £20 million) and will replace the cost of chartering flights, because of course someone as important as the Eton Boy couldn't possibly take a scheduled flight like other people, including the Queen!

The story they are putting out is that it will save money in the long term...but it has also come to light that every other attendee at the recent G20 meeting came in his or her own private plane.  Dave was the only leader in the top ranked countries to arrive on the bus. And he doesn't like that at all. Some dreary politician was on the radio this morning whining about the status of the country was at stake. 

It is claimed that the plane will not be luxurious... so why is it costing at least £10 million for the refit? Seriously, if it is to save money transporting the PM about the world, why would refits be necessary? What is good enough for soldiers off to risk their lives should be good enough for a pompous oaf off to agree with everything President Obama says, or a fat useless old man off to play golf.

This idea of a presidential-style plane was previously proposed by Blair, who wanted a "Blair Force One", but Gordon Brown to his credit, stopped the project. I guess it must be a necessary accessory for the warmongering idiot about town... with an inflated opinion of his own worth.  

Ho hum...

I wonder how many people they'll have to throw off Incapacity Benefits to pay for this!