Thursday, 27 November 2008

Seemingly, to cause Jacqui Smith embarrassment is now an arrestable offence...

And so it begins:

Damien Green acquired and in the public interest leaked the following info to the press:

The revelation in November 2007 that Home Secretary Jacqui Smith was aware the Security Industry Authority had granted licences to 5,000 illegal workers but did not think the Home Office's official explanation was "good enough" for the press office or ministers to use;

The fact that an illegal immigrant had been employed as a cleaner in the House of Commons, which emerged in February this year;

A whips' list of potential Labour rebels who might vote against the Government over plans to increase the pre-charge terror detention limit to 42 days in a crucial Commons vote:

A letter from Ms Smith to Prime Minister Gordon Brown warning that the recession could lead to a rise in violent crime and burglaries......

Woe betide the MP who'll tell us the truth; epecially at the expense of this Home Secretary and her Metropolitan Police Force.

Sinister stuff.

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Drink Driving

Are we really so stupid as to take on board the complete crap coming out of the Dept of Transport?

One footballer, in an emotionally agitated state, leaves his hotel room in the middle of the night pissed as a fart; and in his debilitated state decides to drive home to resolve his relationship problems.

He was way,way over the limit and driving at 97 mph; and the widely reported consequences of his actions were devastating.

Apparently the Government thinks if the drink drive limit was 50mg instead of 80mg; he wouldn't have done it.

I think that's a load of old shit.

Emotionally agitated 'pissed' people will kill people every year, regardless of the drink drive limit. This is because emotionally agitated pissed people no longer care what the limit is, the limit has stopped being a consideration for them. And of course, if they kill someone, they should face the consequences.

So have the government proposed making the consequences of killing somebody more severe?

Course not.

However we can all feel much much safer as everybody else in the country, without having harmed a single soul, will now be criminalised for having one glass of wine over lunch.

God help us.

If you want to save jobs, dropping VAT by 2.5% will achieve the square root of FA

Right now we need some ballsy fiscal actions, not pissing about round the edges.

What in the name of all that is good in the world will a 2.5% VAT cut do? OK, it'll knock £2.50 off the cost of a £100 item on the High Street, but is that £2.50 going to make the difference between that item selling or not? I bloody well doubt it!

So what will keep people in jobs this recession? Well, Mr Darling, using VAT is one option...
How about letting us 'small business owners hang on to the VAT we've collected and the payroll taxes we're supposed to send you; and letting us pay our staff with it instead; whilst we wait for our own customers to sort themselves out and get back to placing orders and paying bills again?


You think so?

What, more radical than putting half a dozen people out of work, out of their homes and onto 'welfare' at great cost to the taxpayer ?