Saturday 10 October 2015


Dear Peregrin,

I believe we’re on the brink of something special in our country. (Abyss?)

This year, we’ve seen more people in work than at any time in our history; more of our children starting university than ever before; more British entrepreneurs setting up shop than anywhere else in Europe. You didn't feel obliged at this point to mention that there are record numbers of people going to foodbanks, or that this is likely to skyrocket once your cull of the working poor begins?

Wages are rising. (For MPs?) Hope is returning (For the Lords?) We’re moving into the light. (Spelt with an "sh" rather than an "l"?)

But we’re not there yet. We’re only halfway through. (Yippee!)

We can make this era – these 2010s – a defining decade for our country: the turnaround decade. (Well we are half way through them and all you have done so far is spread misery and disillusionment. Are you going to turnaround that?)

And our goal is a Greater Britain. (There we differ. Greater isn't something most of us aspire to. Our aim here is a better Scotland. Hopefully you can have a better Britain, but why do you want it to be greater?)

With strong defence and a strong economy. (Ah, I see the defence comes first?)

An NHS that there’s for everybody (you have a funny way of achieving that, leaving the part of the health service that you control in the hands of Jeremy Hunt. You are aware he's flogging it off to his mates, aren't you? You'll be lucky if it's there at all in a few years), and schools that stretch our children (you're bringing back the rack?).

And over the next five years we will show that the deep problems in our society are not inevitable. (You've spent the last 5 years showing that they are inevitable, indeed building on the ones that Blair and Brown left and creating new ones.)

That a childhood in care doesn’t have to mean a life of struggle. (You mean you're actually going to do something about the perverts, becasue so far that really hasn't been happening?)

That a stint in prison doesn’t mean you’ll get out and do the same thing all over again. (How are you going to do that? So far your policies have failed dismally. 'Prison works' simply created a lot of well informed criminals, with almost no chance of getting a decent real job on release.)

That being black, or Asian, or female, or gay doesn’t mean you’ll be treated differently. (Dream on Dave. Theresa just made a barnstorming speech stirring up racial tensions and your party is chock full of racists and homophobes.)

A Greater Britain – made of greater expectations. (We have loads of expectations, Dave. You just fail to fulfil them for anyone except your sharp elbowed friends.)

Where renters become homeowners, employees become employers, a small island becomes an even bigger economy, and where extremism is defeated once and for all. (Hellish difficult to have a mortgage on temporary contracts, zero hour contracts, minimum wage, when you go into your house purchase with university debts of £50,000. You do know that there are people like that in Britain, don't you?  And defeating terrorism is not best done by getting involved in, and making a mess of, yet another middle eastern country.)

A country raising its sights, its people reaching new heights (of debt?).

A Greater Britain – made of greater hope, greater chances, greater security. (We've covered this already, but to reiterate.... Half the population has no hope at all, and you're making that number bigger by the day. Large groups of decent hard-working people think of the state as an enemy, and so it is as it takes away hard won rights and impoverishes. What hope do you see anywhere? Do you ever get outside Chipping Norton? And greater security? Don't make me laugh. Your constant wars whether they are on Middle East countries or the working classes, make this country ever less secure.)

So let’s get out and make it happen. (Whatever, Dave, just whatever.)

Please contribute to our campaign today, and together we can build that Greater Britain.   (Bwa ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.)



  1. Cameron started out with his B/S (Big Society) but that has turned out to be B/S along with everything else he said.
    Watch out for Osborne however,he really is as nasty as he appears and will make Thatcher seem like a good Samaritan in comparison should he succeed Cameron.

  2. Aye. He's totally cold is Osborne.

    Must be the coke.

  3. "made of greater expectations."

    Dickens wrote "Great Expectations". Does this mean we'll get a Dickensian Plus society?

    1. Ahhhh... That's why he said it.

      Got it.

      I wonder when he's doing his Bleak House speech...

  4. "Please contribute to our campaign today, and together we can build that Greater Britain."

    I'm ready ... willing ... and able to contribute Davy me old boy. One phone call and I'll be there along with my best mate Barratt. and .50 calibre "friends"!

    I just need one wee bit of information up front, Just how many of YOUR friends will be together in the near future when we all meet up, so to speak? I'm only asking so as I know how many of Barratt's .50 calibre friends to bring along to oor wee *ahem* meeting! LOL

  5. tris

    Cameron wuz just preaching to the choir just before they go and burn someone at the stake
    its wot English Torys do best.
    As for Gideon when those people booed him at the Olympics in front of the whole world
    it wuz at that very time his heart turned to stone and he swore he get back at those disabled
    and all the others so things are gonna get much much worse.

  6. Some parts, if not all, of the public sector are at near breaking point. This is not because of the traditional "all public sector workers are lazy bastards" ethic (although some are), but because staff numbers have been cut to the bone. However, the same, and in some cases more, output is being asked (sorry, demanded).

    Unlike the private sector, the public sector has to follow direct instructions from central Government (and by this I include the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish). At times, some policy decisions are left to the last minute, usually to ensure the votes are passed in the respective parliaments.

    The problem with the Tories,is that their way of tackling issues is to implement pay freezes and reduce staff levels. However, this has the impact of increasing workloads, since inadequately trained staff make mistakes, causing more work as others try to resolve the problems, These experience staff end up getting so stressed they either leave or sign off sick for several turn causing further stress.

    There are dedicated and hard working people within the private sector, but they are being driven away. One example I know of is where an organisation offered a pay increase (following many years of freezes) of an amount that equates to.....

    0.4% of the average annual salary. For others it worked out less.

    The plans to strangle the unions is another issue, and I think Cameron is going to face a general strike of unheard proportions unless he backs down. When you have junior doctors making such threats, you know there is trouble ahead.

    1. We were talking recently in a group about the possibilities of trouble brewing over the changes.
      We were agreed that Brits, of all nationalities tend to be docile by comparison with say, the French, who tend to take direct action. The French government, possibly mindful of what happened once before when someone said "let them eat cake",as people like Duncan Smith are forever saying, is wary of "le public".

      I can't, for example, imagine that if you said to the French you can't have a pay rise at all, but we your MPs are going to have a 10% rise; we are going to create new Senators, and some members of the Presidential family can have €30 million to do up their grace and favour 20 bedroom palace... that they would tut loudly but shrug their shoulders and say O la la , c'est la vie.

      I don't know how long you can expect the average docile Brit to put up with this. If you go on strike we'll sack you; if you are sacked you won't get any dole; when you do we will make you jump through hoops for the pittance, and if you're late by one minute because of the terrible public transport system, or because your mum just had a heart attack, then we will sanction you, not tell you about help and leave you to starve to death.

      The last time there were riots in England, Cameron instructed the judges to be as severe as possible and give maximum sentences, so that a lad who stole two bottles of water at around £1, went to prison for 6 months, while Lord Hanningfield, a serial thief who defrauded the taxpayer out of tens of thousands of pounds, got 9 days.

      It certainly taught the lower orders a thing or two about all being in it together. But that was the first year that Cameron was PM, and despite the terrible things he's done to people, there have been no more.

      Where on earth do we go from here?

    2. I certainly do not advocate rioting, simply because the idiots hijack these. We've seen this during the Referendum - numpties hijacking the internet on both sides and spouting abuse. In some cases this got worse with assaults and in on case at least - following a candidate around which was a bit disturbing.

      I actually agreed with rioters / looters getting hammered by the courts (although long hours of community service would have been more appropriate), but equally disgusted by the leniency shown to Hanningfield. If anything, politicians should given the treatments as other public sector areas - ie misconduct in a public office. Conviction of that offence almost always ends in a prison sentence, no matter how minor the reasons for the conviction.

      How do you fight it? Who knows. I'm not a member of a union or political party, and never will be. But I think only a general strike by all unions will force Cameron down. If public services are suddenly restricted, nothing happens.


    3. No. I really don;t advocate riots either. The trouble with them is that totally innocent people get hurt. I remember when it was kicking off in London, a mate of mine who lived there was pretty frightened for his life. They were setting places on fire, pretty indiscriminately.

      Some of the people that Cameron had incarcerated weren't taking part in the rioting. It's one thing to set a store on fire, another thing to take a couple of bottles of water.

      I believe that people in positions of responsibility who break the law, like the ghastly Hanningfield should be given harsher sentences. They are the ones that are supposed to be trusted to make laws for the rest of us. Now that the recidivist has been caught stealing again, he should go to prison for years. Clearly in his case, prison did not work.

      If unions strike they will be breaking the. How will they punish that? Put people in prison.

      If we want to change things what we have to do is paralyse the City of London. It's the only thing these people care about.

      How to do that, I don't know.