Friday, 13 September 2013

FOTOS ON FRIDAY... 'PRIVATISATION OF POST' AND 'BEDROOM TAX'

SO FIRST THERE IS THIS ODIOUS ANNOUNCEMENT FROM SAINT VINCE...

...and Labour needn't get bent out of shape about it. Peter Mandelson did his damnedest to do exactly what Vince the Tory is doing.
So, it's all looking positive and popular there...



Scotland won't do it
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AND THEN THERE'S GRANT SCHWEPPES or something...

 ...who apparently intends writing to the Secretary General of the UN, demanding an apology from him about "some Brazilian" having the temerity to lecture British ministers, the insufferably pompous little arse. 
OK, I know it isn't directly to do with either of today's topics, but I thought it was hilarious

As ever, click on pics for a larger image...

50 comments:

  1. Well I for one am furious about denationalisation of our royal mail...

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    1. Sign the petition Dean. Not that the government will be in the least interested in what we think.

      Scotland would keep the nationalised service. I don't think there can be any doubt about that. Labour and the SNP in Scotland are against selling it. I imagine the Greens are too. The Tories and the Liberals may be for, but they represent a tiny proportion of votes in the Scottish parliament.

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  2. Going by past Better Together scaremongering stories I'm expecting a new scare story any day now from BTHQ that the Royal Mail in an Independent Scotland will be privatised!

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    1. Yep, or it will cost £5 to post a letter and Scots are too stupid to run their own post offices and who would make our stamps, and ....

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    2. I think they did that one as part of the 'famous 500'.

      Privatise the BBC and leave the mail alone.

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    3. Have you read this story yet CH?

      http://newsnetscotland.com/index.php/arts-and-culture/8011-bbc-slammed-after-figures-reveal-news-and-current-affairs-drop-in-scotland

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    4. Hummmm... don't think that's gonna happen CH. They need the BBC to be behoven to them living fom one licence fee hike to the next.

      I can understand state broadcasters;several countries have them. What I can't understand is one that covers so many channels on tv and radio.

      One national channel is all that is required, and one national channel for radio. The rest is quite capable of being privatised and paid for by those who watch or listen to it.

      Alternatively, it should not beyond the wit of modern technology to produce sets that do not pick up BBC, for those who wish to watch Sky Sports or STV without having to pay £145 a year for this overblown bunch of thieves and weirdos.

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    5. Arbroath...frankly I wish they would stop doing news here altogether. They just produce propaganda for No Scotland.

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  3. What pisses me off, is the folk that complain about Westminster policies, yet intend voting for more of the same next year.
    Idiots or zealots?

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    1. 356. Will a separate Scotland have a Universal Service Obligation (USO) which guarantees:
      357. At least one delivery of letters every Monday to Saturday to every address in the UK?
      358. At least one collection of letters every Monday to Saturday from every access point in the UK that is used to receive letters and postal packets for onward transmission?
      359. Postal services at an affordable, uniform tariff across the UK?
      360. A registered items service at an affordable public tariff?
      361. An insured items service at an affordable public tariff?
      362. A free-of-charge postal service to blind or partially sighted people?
      363. And free carriage of legislative petitions and addresses?

      OMG what a bloody joke. Will a privatised postal service guarantee any of these things beyond the first year?

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  5. I'm trying to avoid pointless havering, CH. ;-)

    o/t Tris.
    Have you changed any settings on your blog? I used to be able to post comments from my phone (Galaxy S3), but have been unable to do so for the last week or so.

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    1. No Jutie. Haven't changed anything at all.

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  6. OK, I know it's Friday the 13th but really couldn't miss pass this over to you Tris.

    I have not read the whole piece myself yet, I couldn't get much past the first few 'pointers.' Try and hold your laughter down to a dull roar Tris especially after reading point 1 which I'll post here.

    Scotland will not be called Scotland if independence occurred. The name ‘Scotland’ is owned by the British state.

    http://nationalcollective.com/2013/09/13/scotland-will-not-be-scotland-the-consequences-of-independence-revealed-in-top-secret-document/

    Talk about treating us as too wee, too poor and too stupid! What's more some numbskull actually got PAID for writing this s***e!

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    1. Ha ha ...very good.

      They say they have circulated it to David Cameron, but that can't be true. It has big words in it. Out of the question for him.

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  7. Shall i slap you now Arbroath? :-)

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  8. OK, I know it's Friday the 13th but really couldn't miss pass this over to you Tris.

    I have not read the whole piece myself yet, I couldn't get much past the first few 'pointers.' Try and hold your laughter down to a dull roar Tris especially after reading point 1 which I'll post here.

    Scotland will not be called Scotland if independence occurred. The name ‘Scotland’ is owned by the British state.

    http://nationalcollective.com/2013/09/13/scotland-will-not-be-scotland-the-consequences-of-independence-revealed-in-top-secret-document/

    Talk about treating us as too wee, too poor and too stupid! What's more some numbskull actually got PAID for writing this s***e!

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  9. It's satire, Arbroath.
    Have a cup of tea. :-)

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  10. Thanks Jute, I realise it now having been chastised by none other than Morag. DOH!

    My excuse is that it's still Friday the 13th!
    I'm now going for a long lie down in the Darkened room!! lol

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    1. He didn't really slap you did he?


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    2. Yeah she did, but it was most enjoyable in the process! lol

      Oops maybe shouldn't have said that!

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    3. Ha ha... to hell... why not. :)

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  11. Is anyone else having problems logging in to or posting on the site?

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    1. No not here.

      Like your posters and don't forget the event of the year is happening in a telephone kiosk this weekend guarded by these.

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    2. What am I missing... what is happening this weekend...why didn't I get an invitation?

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    3. The telephone conference I think for 4 days of anti SNP rants.

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    4. Oh yeah, I'll be there... any particular phone box, or just a random one that doesn't smell too badly of pee?

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    5. Looks like my posts are being duplicated again Tris. I don't know why cause I only hit the publish button once.

      I'm guessing it must be either that nasty GCHQ crowd or their best mates over the pond at the NSA having something to do with this anomaly! lol

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    6. Yeah, they have a man on Munguin's Republic, Arbroath, but I don't think he's very experienced... he duplicates instead of deleting!

      It's Blogger, I think. They must have installed some new stuff and it's playing up!

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  12. tris

    Cameron and Osborne both said they are setting the Royal Mail free
    reminds thinking people of


    Arbeit macht frei


    In The Kingdom of Auschwitz, Otto Friedrich wrote regarding Höss:

    He seems not to have intended it as a mockery, nor even to have intended it literally, as a false promise that those who worked to exhaustion would eventually be released, but rather as a kind of mystical declaration that self-sacrifice in the form of endless labour does in itself bring a kind of spiritual freedom

    Cameron and Osborne to a tee

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    1. Setting it free, to ensure that in a short time the directors and shareholders won't be satisfied to make the small amount, and so people in remote areas will no longer get a delivery every day...or possibly at all.

      Then there will be no delivery on Saturdays for anyone; then maybe only one delivery every two days out of major towns like London and Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool.

      It will cost more to send your mail farther... and if it has to go to the islands....

      I'm not sure Camerarse and Osbutt would understand most of that. I think they simply think that lower orders aren't actually quite the same species as them... and therefore matter about as much as farm animals.

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    2. No matter what happens Tris one thing is guaranteed,which is that it will be the rural postal services that will demolished first.

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    3. Have you looked at your timestamps? Tardis!

      Nearly extinct.

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    4. yes, Arbroath. Rural postal services cost a fortune. QWe all subsidise them, which, in my opinion is fair enough.

      But it won't be enough for the private sector...

      So the prices will have to go up, or deliveries restricted ... or the companies will give up on them and the government will have to step in and deliver the mail.

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  13. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-24090772

    Labour unequivocally pledges to abolish the bedroom tax.

    So what was it you lot where saying about Sarwar?

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    1. Lying through his teeth as Ms Baillie did.

      However, a Labour source has told BBC Scotland that Ms Baillie has "gone a bit too far".

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    2. Hmm, is this Jackie Baillie really attacking her London leadership?

      I wonder how Milliband and co are going to deal with this frontal assault on Labour?

      Any one up for another Labour front bench reshuffle, after Milliband has told Lamont what to do of course, which may take some time unfortunately due to her constant love of searching out wee hideaway cubby holes to hide in!

      She added: "Labour has consistently said that the 'Bedroom Tax' is as cruel as it is incompetent, and there is a real danger it is so badly thought through that it could actually end up costing more than it saves.

      Don't forget folks it was LABOUR under the magnificence of Gordon Brown who introduced the Bedroom Tax to Britain, specifically to those living in private rented accommodation. The only thing that Cameron has done is to widen the net to cover social housing as well.

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    3. That you developing that stutter again? :)

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    4. Labour to stake claim in history…

      Have you found out the official stance of Labour on the Bedroom Tax yet?

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    5. Dean from that reading Labour has not said they would abolish it.

      Jackie Baillie has said that they will and Anas Sarwar has said that they will but the first paragraph there says it all:

      "Labour has said it has not pledged to reverse housing benefit changes, after a suggestion from the party's Scottish welfare spokeswoman that it will."

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    6. Don't sleep in the Subway Iain...
      Don't stand in the pouring rain...

      As dear Petula is wont to sing.

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    7. Dean:

      http://newsnetscotland.com/index.php/scottish-news/8017-labour-mired-in-confusion-over-bedroom-tax-as-london-denies-ballie-scrap-claims

      According to the Herald...

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    8. Labour couldn't find their way out of a cul-de-sac as they keep going right.

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    9. Ha ha.. 'cul de sac'.... 'arse of bag'!

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  14. Looks like it Dean. lol

    I just find that sometimes I have to keep repeating myself because not everyone get's it first time round. lol

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    1. Don't you worry Arbroath... As Spook always used to say to me when my posts went horribly wrong on his blog... I'll clean up your mess! :)

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  15. The wire says about 5 or 6 polls in the offing!

    Come gather ’round people
    Wherever you roam
    And admit that the waters
    Around you have grown
    And accept it that soon
    You’ll be drenched to the bone
    If your time to you is worth savin’
    Then you better start swimmin’ or you’ll sink like a stone
    For the times they are a-changing'

    Bob Dylon

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    1. Let's hope they are encouraging...

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