UK failed to nominate candidate for EU Commissioner

Not only did this government fail to spend money provided by the EU for poor children, the government now also failed to nominate a candidate for EU Commissioner.

Without a doubt, that will cost the UK even more money.

So why does this government not follow the rules that are in place?

The Conservatives always talk about saving taxes but spend the money on EU fines instead and indirectly the tax payer will have to pay for this.

Now the European Commission has launched infringement proceedings against the UK and the government has till 22. November to respond.

It’s Christmas

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There won’t be a problem voting Labour for all those who want the best for their families. Since the Bank of England cut the Growth Forecast for Britain if Boris’s Brexit deal goes through, we might as well do what is good for us all.

Who could argue with free University education for our youngsters. People with children in school, planning for uni, will love that new policy.

We desperately need investment in social infrastructure, we all had enough from rising crime and falling police numbers.

Apparently both Labour and Conservatives hustle for the voters with promises of investment. Yet only Labour promises free University education; this is already in place in Scotland.

Those who come up with all those ‘Jeremy unfit to be prime minister’ can’t bring any convincing arguments for this.

Literally for free university education I coudn’t care less whether we remain or stay in the EU, but would prefer it in the EU as it doesn’t cause as many problems with the home counties, who all want to stay in. Labour promised a referendum either for Boris’s deal or staying.

It seems much more in tune with what people on the ground want, a Labour government. Moving civil servants to Middle England will help solve the London congestion. House prices are much to high in London and the counties can do with some sprucing up. As the HS2 railway will be completed by Labour nobody with common sense could not vote Labour this time around.

This will also relieve the London airports and level out investment through the British isles.

The worst outcome

Seeing the mood in parliament it seems to become a Home nations and Labour supporters versus the Conservatives.

But we do need certainty as business investment will rely on it.

As stated previously with a new election Boris Johnson wants to rid the Conservatives of those Members of Parliament who lost the whip and who voted against the government.

Experience shows that those standing as independents rarely win elections.

Perhaps those independents will find other mainstream parties to put them up as candidates.

I am in an unusual position. I am a pensioner and as such benefit from the triple lock Conservative policy, that raises pensions guaranteed but I am also solely in contact with young people all the time and get a good idea what young people and working people do not like about this government.

With all those new parties springing up and the Liberals getting a lot more support than before, which they lost due to the previous stint of collaboration with a Conservative government, I wonder whether we are going towards a repeat of exactly the last scenario whereby Liberals prop up the Conservatives again.

I think people want genuine change, better jobs protection, better housing and less crime.

Education has become a sore point because so many schools close and many others spring up with not enough regulation to ensure quality.

On one hand this government wants to tear education away from local authorities to get direct government funding for Academies but on the other hand the local authorities get more responsibilities to raise their own finance. So why do schools get taken out of the equation?

We do see the gentrification of local communities in the social sense but local councils are supposed to get more responsibilities running their local communities whilst the poor are moved around like pawns on a chess board.

The low tax, high wage economy is not working because crazy, unstable policies have driven business out of Britain and the home nations are in the mood to cry independence.

Our charities rely on individual donations and those attracting more money can care better for their needy but those failing to attract donations cannot provide services. This leaves whole swathes of needy people uncared for, hence a rise in crime.

Leaving things to sort themselves out is obviously not working.

 

 

Will we get a winter general election?

Since Boris’s Withdrawal Agreement Bill went through the first reading stage with 30 votes but was lost with 14 votes to get the bill through in 3 days, there is now a chance that the Prime Minister will try for a general election soon.

Of course that would probably get rid of the former Conservative MPs who lost the whip and sit now as independents. But it may also lead to new government.

The threat of getting Jeremy Corbin can’t control a whole nation. After all Labour always copy-cats what the Conservatives do. Labour only stick to their leader because the Conservatives stick to their tactics.

Considering that Boris constantly says people will lose faith in parliament if Brexit doesn’t go through, I think they merely loose faith in the Conservative government if Brexit doesn’t go through and not of parliament.

It is more than trying to expect a nation to go through a general election because Boris can’t get his bill through.

It’s very disappointing that the pro-Brexit people think that a vote stands for eternity  – like the Brexit vote – when elections go on and on, that’s because we have a democracy.

The Conservative Party should have negotiated Brexit conditions prior to putting it to a referendum.

Boris has now paused the Brexit Bill but can’t hope that the EU will offer a no-deal Brexit because EU leaders have already confirmed that they won’t push us into a no deal Brexit as long as we ask for an extension and that is what we did.

76% of Tory Brexiteers don’t care about Scots

Research by Lord Ashcroft, as published by The Times today confirms that 76% of all Conservatives who voted leave in the referendum do not care about Scotland and couldn’t care less whether they leave or stay within the British Union. they think Brexit is more important than the Union.

Wonder whether the Queen cares about the advice given by the Prime Minister about matters to do with proroguing parliament in the future?

 

New deal – old concept

Whilst I missed watching the Brexit debate yesterday, I now watch the Youtube replay. Strikingly Boris Johnson mentions we need a New Deal. That reminded of the works program the DWP had as slogan.

Looking this up online, it appears that New Deal was first used by the US President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1930s. That was between World War I and World War II.

There are no fresh ideas from this government, which is quite disappointing, perhaps that is a reason why Boris’ deal was voted. down.

That is now the third time that Britain recycles the New Deal idea.

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There is this Poker game going on, Europe says, there will be no deal possible and UK is likely to drop out without a deal and UK says, we’ll drop out without a deal anyway.

It’s just like children trying to impress each other, proposing strength that just aren’t there really.

So the EU has gotten Britain over a Barrell because of the Irish and Northern Ireland border.

I am trying to get to find out what the history of this is and how everything went to pot in these areas.

I know something about a potato famine, killing many Irish people because the UK took all those spuds away as exports. Yet being an immigrant without any relatives in Northern Ireland or Ireland, the facts are hazy for me. But looking this up on Wikipedia it seems the Irish Free State got established in 1922, not that long ago. In 1949 Ireland became a Republic.

Well it seems the British government needs to have a look into the relationship with the Home Nations because we constantly see squabbling over Scottish or Welsh independence. Perhaps the Queen wants to stand down and allow some fresh thoughts into the debate, as longest serving monarch, perhaps she also has the most troubles over her reign.

It is very important to firstly get on with your neighbours and always keep friendly with them because if circumstances change and a country is under International law and regulations, then there is nothing that can be done.

Britain cannot blame the EU for applying international law to the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland, to ask them to do so, would be completely crazy. Unless of course the UK has gotten a secret argument and asks the EU to join a British deal with Britain being in charge. Yet that would jeopardise all other arrangements the EU would have with other nations.

Whilst Boris says Britain can save 1 Billion per month, the Insititute for Fiscal Studies says it would cost business 1 1/4 Billion to deal with administrative and other changes.

A no-deal Brexit would push the borrowing requirements for the UK to a 50-year high. So where is the rational basis for wanting out of the EU?

 

You spin me right round baby

At least the childish games of Boris Johnson are up now as he wrote to the Court of Sessions in Scotland to explain that he will ask the EU for an extension is no deal could be set by 19. October 2019.

Boris of course thought that the EU could not see through the bluff. Everybody with only half a wit would know what was happening.

There is a demonstration on 19. October 2019 called

People’s Vote March – Let us be heard!

That is for another referendum to close the discussion once and for all.

The dictator’s speech

I think that the Boris speech at the Tory Party Conference was just an empty shell of promises, which were not even the most effective remedies for the ailments that society suffers from.

There is the promise to spend Billions on new hospitals. A real populist measure, that does not expect people to live more healthily but merely offers to treat their illnesses.

The promise of a higher living wage. This measure will drive up food prices even more and make it impossible for smaller businesses to continue trading.

The promise of a new EU Brexit agreement. It has already been rejected by the EU.

I must admit, I would be aroused by Boris’s speech had I been in the audience. But then if you watch the speeches of other dictators, who electrify large audiences, you will see that it is simply an emotional effect and psychological trick that makes people happy to listen to some speakers.

The reality is a different matter.

Tax cuts are not cheaper

Just watched Boris Johnson’s first Prime Ministerial speech to the Conservative Conference. He is an excellent and enthusing speaker but what he said was fairly empty propaganda.

I have not heard anything reliefing the pain of those who suffer through increasing homelessness.

He just promoted higher productivity, but said almost nothing about environmental improvements.

The biggest mantra is always the tax cuts and I would say tax cuts increase the costs for all of us on a constant basis.

The requests for charitable donations have trebled in all our daily lives. We are also providing considerably more voluntary services since the Conservatives introduced the Big Society.

Housing costs have increased significantly for those who bought their dwellings through improvement costs, may that be because of cladding or repairs.

At the supermarket are the requests to donate to the local food bank and constant request to donate to charitable deeds either through sporting or social events makes significantly more dents in all of our pockets rather than having a higher but regular tax contribution.

Crowd funding is another indirect taxation on us all.

I ask all of you to work out how much you have actually spent on donations since tax cuts have been introduced.

The speech was very emotionally satisfying to listeners but contained little proper politics. A lot of empty spin nevertheless.

In contrast Diane Abbott, the first Member of Parliament of colour, at least made reference to a real person of achievement, Dina Asher-Smith who is winning medals at Doha at the moment.

It’s not about installing women prime ministers who make the typically male policies, to be progressive. It is about making life good for all of us.

 

 

 

 

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