Obese get a star on their coat

Oh no, I forgot to mention the government doesn’t just plan to hunt down all obese people, they only want to punish those obese people who are on benefits. This news has turned up on various news sites and I first thought it was a joke, but the more I search, the more it creeps up in mainstream media. There is the BBC article, the Mail online and the Guardian, to name a few. As far as I understand current comments, all those reporting sites think the idea is bonkers. Bonkers is in fashion lets not forget it.

I am just wondering how this is to work in practise. In my experience a vast amount of obese people work in the health service and in social services, council services and other related community care services. Would it look like this that if an obese benefit claimant comes for their money, that an obese worker can tell them the benefit claimant is too obese to get the money but the obese worker can stay in their job obese simply because they got a job?

Currently the government already suggest to discriminate against overweight police officers and wants to stage police pay according to physical fitness. But that is already questionable; yet to apply the same principle to benefit recipients would mean that benefit recipients get treated like government employees to some extent as both police officers and benefit claimants would get a reduction in pay because of obesity.

Yet other employees can happily stay fat.

This however means that the demand on health services would be higher from obese employed persons rather than those on benefits. Isn’t that just discrimination?

Well, I remember well the picture in my mind, that Hitler forced young men to do wheelies on a beach to keep fit. I know plenty of gay people who are perfectly slim and they are then model citizens to us all because they are gay but slim?

It seems that this government concentrates on benefit claimants and puts them under more and more pressure. But the amount of health care employed people use also affects the benefits others can get because health care costs are part of the common pot of money that is available to us all.

Lets not forget very efficient service providers want to cut costs all the time, they want to cut jobs, all that will create jobless and those jobless are going to get treated like outcasts simply because they fell victim to the latest economy drive. So it can happen, that an obese worker one day tells an obese benefit claimant is unable to get their money but when the obese worker finds themselves out of a job, they get no benefit either. People we are all in the same boat so to speak.

I think it would be much more clever to ask ourselves why people feel so stressed that they feel a need to over-eat, over-drink, over-smoke and do other things in excess too.

Irresponsible reporting

It was at the heart of my own  claim at the high Court for defamation that some publishers made comments with a very radical element that appealed to the terrorist sentiment of readers. Unfortunately at the High Court today there is a culture of insensitivity settling in, that ignores the effect publications have on people’s sentiment.

The effect publications had on the people could be seen in the aftermath of the Mark Duggan shooting that led to a week of rioting across the UK. The Police made a public statement today as to a complaint they made to the Press Complaints Commission that an article about the Mark Duggan incident in that The Guardian reported Duggan did not have a gun. The Police describes the reporting as crossly irresponsible. We could see the very direct effect the situation had on a considerable amount of people.

It is a fact that irresponsible reporting can appeal to people’s sentiment and contribute to violent behaviour or wanting to plan criminal acts. This has been fully acknowledged by the Government White Paper of Louise Casey titled “Engaging Communities in Fighting Crime, which contains a large section on the press reporting being responsible for a distortion of effects on people’s perception of crime. The reporting of crime has become more full of fantasy since the 70s.

Yet the High Court insists on applying Freedom of Expression without properly considering the effect this has on crime, which is wholly irresponsible. The judges, which have claimed influential power in the High Court today, allow almost anything including swearing at the police now. See previous blog.

It is very important to get facts right in crime reporting and not to stipulate on people’s fancy of violence, which can have devastating effects and lead to more crime. That without any doubt sells papers but also reduces our quality of life.

Of course the Guardian then changed their story to say that no forensic evidence was found that Duggan was holding a gun in contrast to previously reporting that he did not hold a gun. It is quite possible that someone can hold a gun without this being traceable forensically.

Unfortunately in my own case the High Court upheld the publishers rights to publish whatever they wanted on receipt of doctored evidence, that was accepted because I was denied a lawyer. But it has become more than clear that the High Court now supports all types of irresponsible reporting; if not presented by highly paid lawyers the complainants do not stand a chance to win there and the court itself does not care.

This culture of ignorance is largely responsible for so many things gone wrong and still going wrong in publishing today.

I must admit, I was taken by that Guardian article as well as others and believed it at the time simply because it came from The Guardian.

Pro-lib plaid SNP

Having just read that Alex Salmond calls for a progressive Alliance between Labour, the SNP and Plaid Cymru, shows me that I completely misunderstood the political situation here in the UK. But insofar as Wales is concerned my feeling was right as the Conservatives made significant gains in Wales.

On 5 March 2010, the SNP has expressed anger at Labour plans to slash funding by over 50 per cent the ‘Access for All’ Small Schemes Fund, which is used to improve access to the railway network for disabled people, and has echoed calls by Scottish Government Transport Minister Stewart Stevenson for the planned cut to be suspended.

Mr Salmond was very disappointed when his support slumped to 17 points behind Labour and Mr Salmond’s dream of increasing the number of SNP MPs from seven to 20 and using them to make Westminster “hang from a Scottish rope”, fell apart.

In April Labour rejected a call for fair fuel prices to allow lower fuel duty in rural areas. The SNP does not agree with Labour’s DNA database policies.  Only a short while ago on 8 May 2010 Labour was slammed by the SNP by failing to release £350 million funding for housing.

and yet, the SNP want to go into coalition with the Liberals and Labour against the Conservatives and in fact the SNP went into coalition against David Cameron with Labour in Scotland only very recently.

It must be a deep-rooted historic hate that David Cameron has inherited here because as an unhibited onlooker, I would bet my house on it that the SNP and the Conservatives have naturally more in common than the SNP and Labour ever had. One can even sympathise with Labour’s view that Mr Salmond wants to make himself look more relevant.  But that even such a cynical attitude towards the SNP exists from Labour would not make me think one moment that the SNP would even remotely consider an alliance with Labour, I thought they would be tempted to go in with the Conservatives instead(if they would have them of course).

If I was David Cameron I would take a deep breath and not sell myself short in a panic. After all there are still the 19 independent seats and one more or less safe Conservative seat is still to come on the 27 May 2010. Even if the Liberals go in with Labour and make a slight majority, neither of them would want to be seen as being a hindrance to the UK’s progress, by systematically stalling on necessary policies, that would bring the electorate against them. I think that David Cameron can pretty much count on that scenario would it arise.

It’s all about nationalist interests at the moment in this hectic alliance between Plaid Cymru and the SNP. But have all those seriously considered how they salvage their local economies if they tear away from the Conservative business proposals and try to go it alone? It is not just national / regional pride that is at stake here and David Cameron has pointed out that it is all about the nation and not just certain regions. As far as I can understand from the little historic knowledge I have is that certain regions of the UK felt repressed from the English, but is it now the right time to play that card when the UK stares into the ugly face of recession and a huge deficit? I am a little disappointed that The Guardian jumps straight onto the dissident bandwagon.

At the moment I do not know how those 19 independents are composed but shall comment further when I do.

BNP 50K promise

When the BNP promise all non-white immigrants £50.000 to go back where they come from, I wonder whether they hope to attract the votes of those hoping to get the money, those who are homesick and think they can start a new life back home. Those would most likely be the only ones to vote the BNP in on such a promise.

For the rest of us, to get rid of climate change policies, sounds a little dangerous as we have to try and keep our environment in working order. Yesterday I saw a fully fruited orange tree in the middle of Bethnal Green LONDON, a sure sign that earth warming has already settled in happily.  I wore a t-shirt for the  first time at the end of April without a cardigan over it.

The “promise” to get paid to go back home, is a sure sign that the BNP has no intention to give up the racism, and therefore that policy won’t ever take off, as it is essentially in controversy to European laws.  Griffin says that British indigenous people would be in the minority by 2050, but what are British indigenous people, I’ve heard a rumour somewhere that the British Isles had been subject to invasion from all sorts, the Vikings. the Kelts, the Romans etc. The only successful invasion attempt stopped was that of Hannibal and the Germans, though our Queen is half-German.

What is going to happen is, if most whites are going to be in the minority what we’ll see is most likely some conflict going on between Immigrant groups over who will have the overall lead in the country rather than the probability that an all-white policy is ever going to take place. Scientific statistics put the regression of the white race at a steady pace anyhow. We have been very busy helping non whites to gain strength and now we see ourselves overrun by them, what’s wrong with that? We wanted international peace and harmony and equality, who are we to complain now? The times of international supremacy are over and we might as well eat the soup that we cooked ourselves and live in harmony. So far Griffin’s ideas fall short of essential quality because as it looks to me at the moment, we are dependent on food imports, imports of other day-to-day essential items, and raw material and even other manufactured goods. How is Mr Griffin going to make sure that Britain is going to have any type of economy at all once all non-whites have been expelled and Britain has left the EU and no other allegiances in the world left because of course other countries don’t need to import from us?

Its’ OK to have a dream, Nick Griffin is to the white romantic idea the same as Martin Luther King was to black emancipation. King got himself killed over his ideas but the black people rose in equality, wonder whether Griffin has got similar plans. Hitler had similar plans to tear up international treaties and ended up killing most of the white people he so adored. Seems Griffin hasn’t got any better ideas.  I read this story in the Guardian online.

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