Foreign Grievances

November 2015 – The terrible events in Paris on Friday night … July 2016 – The terrible events in Nice on Thursday night … May 2017 – The terrible events in Manchester on Monday night … NO MORE!

man9To repeat our early posts … only those citizens, residents or potential residents who are prepared to continue with, or convert to, our common values and norms should stay. Certainly we need no one with little gratitude for our shelter or who is contemptuous of our stupidity for giving aid to those who hate us.

Using English, treating men and women as equals and obeying our laws would be a good start. Hardly unreasonable requirements for living here – yet ones it seems that many object to.

Arguments that religious laws over-rule national laws are utter rubbish. All laws – religious or civil – have been written, and enforced, by the people in authority at the time. Followers of any religion can claim that their gods have directed their prophets, if they wish, but it changes nothing.

Arguments that British foreign policy is a valid excuse for attacks in Britain are also rubbish. Anyone in Britain has the democratic right to object – but criminal and treasonous acts should expect much harsher treatment going forward.

The Angry Old Men Gang

This gang are apparently shaping the future of the country against the inclinations of its youth – according to guest speaker Ian McEwan at an anti-Brexit conference last week. He reportedly went on to further rubbish oldsters with – By 2019 the country could be in a receptive mood: 2.5 million over-18-year-olds, freshly franchised and mostly remainers; 1.5 million oldsters, mostly Brexiters, freshly in their graves. Charming.

Cunning_Plan_160Now this theory that lost referendum votes – Scotland leaving the UK and the UK remaining in the EU – will be reversed by waiting a few years for a change in the population profile has already been reviewed by impartial analysts and found to be completely false. People are not machines with fixed profiles rather they respond to events and learn from their mistakes.

Now if these views had come from a broad survey of youths they might have been more understandable – even if wrong. But coming from anyone in Ian McEwan’s age group suggests that they have failed to grasp the irony of their own situation. Mr McEwan will be 69 next month; so being eligible for angry old men gang membership himself – along with other old men of the same opinion. Certainly Bob Geldof (65), Ken Clarke (76), Richard Branson (66), Tony Blair (64) and even Alastair Campbell (60 this month) could all join him in any oldster gang. All they need is a suitably clever gang name … suggestions on a postcard to Gina Miller please.

May Day Loan

It’s May and in Europe it’s time for another performance of a major annual event. No, not the Eurovision Song Contest, but negotiating another urgent loan for Greece.

EU_Fool_202As before this equates to a pay day loan to cover the interest on the previous loans. And, as before, it simply increases the total that the nation owes; while putting further austerity pressures on the Greek people. And so state pensions will be cut again; this time by an average of 9%. There will also be more competition in the energy market; so benefiting a few EU corporations and not the Greek people. With few state assets left the Greek government is hoping that the economy will grow enough to see taxes exceed spending by enough to pay the interest bill next year. But even that unlikely event will do nothing to reduce their outstanding debt mountain. The tragedy continues.

So why should the UK be overly concerned? This is an issue for Greece and the Eurozone nations alone … or is it? Well even the casual observer may be able to guess that Greece may simply default – possibly before Britain leaves the EU. A situation where our Eurocrat friends will need to find someone to pass their toxic debt parcel on to. And who may still have that prize mug, Britain, ideally placed to be their captive fool.

So don’t be surprised if that EU bill for Britain’s future commitments gets another massive increase as a result – or just in case it may be needed.