16 November 2013

Britain ripe for revolution?......or would we rather watch the X Factor

I've not posted for a long time mainly because there has been nothing to grumble at: our wonderful country is being beautifully run into the ground by the Tory/Lib Dem coalition; David Cameron is visiting Sri Lanka despite its appaling human rights record;Europe just keeping poking its' nose in where it doesn't belong, spending our money, on according to the Daily Mail a 'gravy train' (surely it would all run out of the carriages?) perhaps thats why the trains don't run on time. Secret phone taps, secret armies - see Stuart Cowans excellent blog on this at facebook The list is endless, and now of the recession has offially ended courtesy of the Bank of England we can all look forward to higher wages ? believe that when I see it Higher interest on our savings? Higher prices in the shops , higher fuel bills: Everything is looking up according to the Canadian Governor of the Bank. Well it probably is in London or Toronto, especially Toronto I hear its a 'cracking ' city ! To be honest I've just been plain lazy but now I read we in the UK can expect to pay significantly higher than inflation electricity,gas & water bill rises for the next 17 , yes SEVENTEEN years. Evidently this is to pay for neglected infrastructure.Perhaps I'm missing something but aren't the utility companies privatised now ? Shouldn't shareholders pay towards the rebuilding of their own businesses? Are they going to take a higher than inflation hit on their dividends for the next 17 years ? Watch this space !With wages being kept low and council cutting services you would think Britain is ripe for revolution (Was it Russell Brand who postulated that theory recently, well enough said about him!) No the protest songs are all left in the sixities, the militantcy died in the 70s The only thing now that would get Britainany where near a revloution would be permenant ban on XFactor,Britains Got Talent or I'm A Dickhead Get Me Out Here! hopefully all three please. But heaven forbid what would they do with the space in the schedules, they might have show more important stuff like what's going in the world or in the country; but then again would anybody watch unless they could press a red button to interact and vote someone off. There's an idea for elections, referendum and all important legislation, televise the debate and let us vote with the red button; that is of course assuming we haven't all fallen asleep like some of our elected officials do. (even when they know that parliament is being televised)

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