Lord William Hague, who was a great favourite of Margaret Thatcher which is not a compliment, said that the world does not belief a Brexit will happen.

This is the latest in a long row of various remarks and hints of hopes Brexit will change into Bremain.

Chancellor Philip Hammond already announced that Brexit ‘might’ be extended to 2022 from 2019. The speed they are going, purposely, it will be extended again in a few years and so go on. Is it a plan for the public to lose interest and eventually the whole thing will weasel out?

Even David Davies turns up at a EU meeting and sits down with not one page of paper in front of him while the other EU negotiators had thick files in front of them. This fact must have raised questions about Mr Davies’s attitude of serious negotiations.

Then there are remarks coming like having another referendum, people supposed to have changed their minds and would vote to remain, Brexit is bad for the economy when UK leave the EU market and so on.

One argument against it is that the UK economy is bad and getting worse by the months despite of all the promises Tories made in the last two elections. Well this situation can only get better when Britain is trading with the world again of which EU put a stop to it for certain countries and products.

Is there a plan, behind closed doors, to stop Brexit? The effort David Davies, Boris Johnson, Liam Fox and PM May are making suggest it.

Are the Tory’s Government quietly going against the people whose majority voted for Brexit it would be another nail in their coffin?

Britain was always a free trading nation and their products had a great name in the world. Of course, all the great names of manufacturing where either destroyed of sold off by Margaret Thatcher, David Cameron and now PM May which is a crime.

No matter how efficient Chinese are but the average people will not have the full respect or assurance of quality if it is Made in China not Made in Britain. Of course, people are forced into it by need to consider the lower price since their financial situation was cut back severely.

The complete cash-strapped public’s buying power will also have a reflection on the Chinese market especially the car industry. It might not seem such a great  bargain when they bought MG, Range Rover and other British top name products.

A fine example is Waterford which was the ultimate in crystal. It was also sold to China and Waterford, with label Made in China, went bankrupt. The highly qualified people lost their job and all due to the top management and politicians. It will happen to the car industry and other manufacturers.

This brings us to another point. Since the Tory Government keeps financially screwing down people more and more, especially after the further £12bn Welfare cut, it bound to have a backlash on the economy. Will the Tory Government not blame it on Brexit and use it as a good reason to reverse Brexit? It would not be a surprise.

On the quiet, they are bent-over backwards to stop it. They must be losing somewhere, politically, financially, otherwise they were not so determined.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rumours on the Internet stating that Camilla, Duchess of Cambridge, married to Prince Charles has filed for divorce in October.

Hints were dropped that Charles and Camilla have the most violent arguments for quite a long time. Apparently, they are as common as with objects being thrown which must be quite valuable and not any old jam-jar.

It is obvious that they didn’t find the paradise they were hoping for.

Guessing from the few leaks Prince Charles is quite hard to live with and Camilla found out. There were also several rumours about Camilla hitting the gin bottle. She disappears to her previous home for days to which Prince Charles strongly object.

Apparently, on Princess Charlotte’s christening Camilla was drunk and did not behave in a lady-like fashion and the Queen giving a party to honour the birth and christening of Princess Charlotte she only had tea served.

All these are just rumours and the major newspapers have not confirmed the Charles and Camilla are divorcing.

Camilla, however, threatened the Royal Family that if she does not get the settlement she demanded she will wash dirty linen in public.

Well, it might be good for the public and we will learn a few truths. She even mentioned that Princess Diana’s death was no accident but murder most Royal. Whether, she will spill the beans and there is some truth in it we will have to wait and see.

One thing for sure, Camilla does not show any lady-like behaviour as for Kate she always is a Lady and supports Prince William and vice-versa.

Camilla should not hang out her aristocratic background too much, although it is from the 14th century but her great-great-grandmother was the notorious socialite Alice Keppel. No doubt she was one of the most beautiful woman of her time but she had several affairs and the most known with King Edward VII. He was Prince of Wales when she met him. Her husband approved of all her affairs being able to afford their lifestyle in London and they got quite rich.

Alice Keppel was known to be witty, kind and never lost her temper. She stayed with King Edward VII till his death. Afterwards the Keppel went travelling and ended up in Italy. They died within two and a half months of each other and are buried there. Local tourist guides refer to Mr Keppel as the last Victoria’s lover. Whether there is some truth in it, is anyone’s guess.

Although Camilla looks down her nose at Kate Middleton because she does not come from an aristocratic family and demands Kate to curtsy before her. If Camilla had any manners and education; she would not do that. Kate’s family were coal miners on her father’s side. You could not be prouder than of a coal miner doing one of the hardest jobs.

Her father and mother were working for BA. Her father was a flight dispatcher and her mother a stewardess. They also established a very successful company selling party goods.

All in all, good, honest, hard-working people who worked their way up and could afford to send their three children to top class schools and universities where Kate and William met.

Rumours also have it that the Queen will cut out Prince Charles and announce Prince William and Kate to follow her on the throne. If that comes true most of the people will breath a sigh of relief.

Maybe this plan was brewing for a long time in the Royal family and maybe it is the final reason for Camilla filing for divorce? It is also said she might have to leave the UK forever and no money will be paid.

As mentioned before, these are all rumours and speculations and only time will tell.

 

 

 

UPDATE 28 July, 2017 — Looking back at this report nothing has changed despite PM Cameron resigned in 2016 and Theresa May is now the new Prime Minister. If nothing it has gone even worse. She introduced a £12bn Welfare cut on top of people are already starving and homeless.

MPs still get a 10 per cent rise every year despite the Tory Government introduced an austerity for every one else. It is a typical double dealing which is totally wrong and unacceptable.

At the moment the people biggest hope is Jeremy Corby, Labour, who is totally committed to the ordinary people and their rights.

By now, there are three million people living in poverty and relying on Food Banks in a country which is the sixth richest in the world.

It is a crime and the Government is still planning further cuts on poor people, disabled and pensioners.

The UK Government sparked off a revolt in 2013 by announcing a possible increase of MPs’ salaries of £7,600. Especially the Unions objected and threatened a tidal wave of strikes unless ordinary workers are not getting a similar deal.

Many people pointing the finger at the Unions as troublemakers especially the Tories. However, the fact is if it weren’t for the Unions people would still be working in Victorian era conditions.  As it shows and proves again with this Tory Government the general public is forced to face austerity while the Elite gets away with all their wheeling and dealing and there is no other power or party who stops them. It is only the Unions who put the pressure on the Tories. During Thatcher’s time great force was used to break the Unions and some extent she succeeded, unfornutely. She paid the police heavily to counteract the demonstration against closures of mines, steel works and shipyards. Due to this rather unethical method the Unions lost some power.

It appears that the MPs increment would cost the country £4.6million which is unacceptable when the rest of the country live in poverty. Family have to go to foodbanks for free food to feed their family and the Pawnbrokers are rapidly on the increase again.  The charity of ‘Save the Children Fund’ announced that they have to appeal to the public for donation for the first time since their existented.  Their report spoke of incredible existence in the Midland and North of England. It seems David Cameron turning the country back to Dickens’ time and that in the 21st century.

The Independent Parliamentary Standard Authority claims that there will be cuts to the MPs’ pensions, “golden goodbuys” and some allowances which would reduce the annual bill by £500,000. Now this would really bring the deficit down after having spent £4.6million in the first place.

The proposal created a storm in Parliament and the three leaders had a job to survive it.

The Proposal:

–          MPs’ pay rise would be from £66,396 to £74,000 in 2015 or £7,604.

–          MPs’ pension will be a career average with lower contribution from the politician and taxpayer which results in reduced payments in retirement. Well time will tell and evidence speaks louder than words.

–          Resettlement grants of up to £33,000 will be replaced in 2020 by double statutory redundancy pay for MPs who fail to retain their seat. The maximum pay-out will be around £24,000. Surely this an unknown fact to most of the general public and no person whose lost his/hers job would be given any money for the expenses especially not that amount.

–          The evening meal allowance will be axed and claims for taxi home before 11pm or a hotel stay before 1am. Allowances for a person earning £66,396.

The general workforce would appreciate if they would get a pay rise of 11 per cent and 11 per cent on their salaries or wages would never reach that amount as of the MPs 11 per cent on £66,396. However, in view of the present one per cent in the public sector and two per cent in the private sector which is just a drop in the ocean. Most of them are even in a pay freeze.  This comparison is the reality of today’s Tories ‘politics and them and us. This division had been going on for three years since they are in power.

Labour Leader Ed Milliband announced that he will not accept it but Mr Cameron has not so far objected and Mr Clegg agreed with it. The next move will be a vote on the proposal and would it be very surprising if it were outvoted?

It is not these salaries plus the increase they receiving most of the MPs have a number of second jobs which brings in further big salaries. Mr Milliband spoke of it the other day and promised that if the Labour party will be get into power they will stop it.  He pointed out that nobody can do a number of other jobs without neglecting their own constituency.  He stated that some MPs earn up to £5million a year plus get a lot of perks. Therefore, at a time of economical hardship it is unforgivable if this proposal would go ahead but it would be very surprising if they turn their own salary’ increase down.

These two companies were making headlines several times before with scandals and wrong claims.

Auditors discovered that G4S charged for false tagging claims. They were either for dead people, in prison or for people never been tagged before.

G4S really excels itself with making headlines before. At first they let prisoner escape when in transit from prisons to the courts. Then they signed a contract with the government to provide security during the 2012 London Olympics but 10 days before they admitted that they could not provide the full security required because they couldn’t recruit enough staff. This was an incredible statement with high unemployment existing. Furthermore, a whistleblower revealed that their checking out details of people for security employment was appalling.

Serco also was in the News before for adding non-existing appointments in the medical section to meet the government’s target which entitles full payment.

David Cameron set up a tidal wave of outscoring work to companies.  He believes it is cheaper than civil servants and tries to convince the public. Of course, we do not have the full exact details of finance to compare but thinking logically these companies are all with shareholders expecting at the end of the financial year a very dividend which has to be paid by the taxpayers. Also their chief executives receives around £1million a year plus bonuses.  Also including a number of non-executives which hardly produce results but being paid substantially.  It is doubtful that the cost with civil servants would be that high. Is it not more likely that the Government receives chares in these companies and therefore another lump sum?

G4S and Serco are the countries biggest suppliers and the G4S contract is estimated over £50million for tagging alone. Serco’s contract is worth 4.9billion

Even Justice Secretary Chris Grayling was astounded about the wrongly charged fees. He assumed that the estimated sums would run into low tens of millions.  However, he straightaway soften the embarrassing  blow in stating that he had no knowledge of the two companies “knowingly”  have dishonourable practices.  Here we have to remark that auditors suppose go through the accounts every year. And then approve it or disapprove it.  Therefore it sheds some doubts on Mr Grayling’s statements.  Besides both companies were already caught with providing very unsatisfactorily work.

It also speaks for a number of contracts received from the Government and proves more than inefficient results. After all these constant scandals the Coalition, which is mainly Tories, decided to increase their outscoring contracts. Is there no let up of irresponsibility?

According to this report from Reuters the tagging scandal exists since 2008 in the Ministry of Justice.  This gives a record of five years and nothing was done. Yet Mr Grayling had the audacity to state he did not know anything about it.  Well as a Justice Secretary he better gets himself familiar with what is going on in his department.  After all it is the Government responsible for the work being done correctly when they outscore it.

Mr Grayling demanded an independent forensic auditor and Serco agreed but G4S insisted on their own investigations.  Since the previous scandals the long service chief executive Nick Buckley eventually resigned after great pressure put on his resignation.  Again David Cameron was backing him up for a long time.  Eventually Mr Buckley had to resign and was given a golden handshake. As always when they are found out about their shoddy work they resign only under pressure but receive a tremendous sum of money.

Serco CEO Christopher Hyman promised to repay any amount they received unjustified.  Due to all these investigations the bidding for the new contract for prisons in Yorkshire were being delayed and Serco withdraw from bidding for a new tagging contracts which is worth £150million a year.  G4S is still bidding for it but the MoJ is having doubts whether to reward it to G4S. However, would it be surprising if they still get it?

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DAMASCUS – CAPITAL OF SYRIA

 

UPDATE: 19 July 2013 —  After all the hope and prays for Britain not to get involved in the civil war in Syria it is decided now that Britain is preparing to go to war in Syria. The reason given was that if the Assad regime collapses they want to prevent the stockpile of chemical weapons to fall into al-Qaeda’s hands.  It sounds the same reason, more or less, Tony Blair tried to convince the public about Hussain’s chemical weapons. Yet, they were never found and the illegal war cost too many lives. One point I have to make here is why not support Assad’s regime to defeat the rebels and prevent the stockpile, if it exists, to get into al-Qaeda’s hands? The picture which is shown as ‘prove’  in The Sun’s newspaper shows drums marked ‘toxic’ but it looks like standing in a street with people in the background.  To any ones mind it should surely be in highly secured in vaults if it contains such a deadly weapon. However, the real reason for going into Syria will never be known. So much for David Cameron’s promised transparency.

 

There is no doubt the world holds its breath again. The confrontation in Syria seems to increase after Mr Assad’s government is accused of having used chemical weapons but like in any other war propaganda is always the best weapon to achieve getting people onto your side. It is always hard to prove the truth. It wasn’t long ago the USA spreading rumours by Mr Bush Iraq has chemical weapons. He roped Tony Blair in and a war was declared illegally costing money, lives and at the end there was not one chemical weapon found.

It doesn’t mean that this time the use of chemical weapons is not true but it should have been a lesson for the USA and the West to learn not to jump so quickly on the band-wagon. Apparently not because the “Friends of Syria” which includes US, Britain, France and Germany as well as Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Jordan meeting in Qatar next week. The meeting is about to decide whether to supply the rebels or as they call themselves Free Syria Army, with arms.

On account of this meeting Mr Assad called on Hezbollah and Iran fighters. This escalation should make the US and West think twice to get involved. The Hezbollah is regarded in the West as a terrorist organisation.

Having pointed out it also has to said that the Rebels or “Free Syria Army”, according to rumours and reports is also heavily infiltrated with Al-Qaeda which does not give a genuine cause to their fighting for democracy as stated. Al-Qaeda aims to get Syria under their control, establish a strict Muslim country with Sharia Law.

However, Mr Assad’s army supposed to have used chemical weapons the rebels are no better in shooting a 15 year old boy because he supposed to committed offence against their religion. Other rebels cut out the heart of a dead Syrian army soldiers and ate it. Therefore, none of the sides are any better and can point a finger at the opposition. This alone should make them put down their weapons and create peace.

Another rumour was circulating recently contradicting the report that Mr Assad used chemical weapons but it was the rebels. The US who is always the main power should look closer into these facts. Surely they even know more than it is revealed to the general public.

William Hague, UK’s Foreign Secretary, gave a statement that the UK has not yet decided to supply the rebels with arms. Could it be another white-wash? On Friday, ahead of the meeting next week the rebels received already a substantial supply of new weapons which could change the outcome.

FSA spokesman Louay Muqdad confirmed that they received a quantity of new weapons and some of them the FSA asked for. This supply did not come from the US.

As always in any confrontation of top leaders it is always the people who pay the price. This civil war already costs 90,000 lives, untold life long injuries and untold amount money in the two-years. Do the responsible leaders really want to continue?

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Commission chairman Andrew Tyrie and Tory MP lays out several legislations to stop bank bosses “reckless misconduct”. He suggested that bank bosses receive either a jail sentence or up to 10 years postponement of their bonuses and pension claim. We, the public would even go a step further and stop them from getting any bonuses since they are responsible for bankrupting a bank or other illegal activities. Although they all denied any involvement but it is and was their job as a chief executive. What else are they there for?

At the financial crash in 2007 the public were told at that time it is a “Credit Crunch” which was accepted for a while. After just a short time it emerged that it was the bank bosses and financiers in the City being responsible. They were paid for a “shocking and widespread malpractice”. Not one was jailed or heavily fined. The Libor scandal when it was finally exposed, after years of practice, which surely a number of people were aware of and should have been responsible, not one was jailed or heavily fined or banned from the industry. They were even given a very a golden handshake when eventually resigned due to pressure from the public. The banks were fined heavily but this will eventually be paid by the taxpayers.

Mr Tyrie suggested: “Under our recommendations senior bankers who seriously damage their banks or put taxpayers’ money at risk can be expected to be fined, banned from the industry, or, in the worst cases go to jail. That has not been the case up to now. This deals with some of the senior people who many feel got off lightly last time and for whose mistake we are still paying.”

Mr Tylrie issued a 527 pages report pointing out the completely laps of standard which is too widespread to be acceptable. He also requested that not only the bankers have to change their way of practice. He demands actions on regulators and government because both are responsible for the decline of standard. The commission of MPs and peers calls for a great overhaul of top pay, with City regulators given new power to cancel pension rights and payoffs for bosses of bail-out banks.

This is the most sensible suggestion made for a long time and hopeful it will be enforced. However, looking back at the truck record of the government it is doubtful it will be passed in the House of Commons and Lords.  It is also well overdue in view of all the scandals revealed which costs the taxpayers billions of pounds at a time of great economical pressure.

Already it has been included that there will be no retrospect.

Sir Fred Goodwin who ruined the Royal Bank of Scotland receives a £342,000 a year pension for life.

James Crosby chief executive of HBOS receives £580,000 retirement.

John Cridland, director general of the  CBI, points out that there are tough criminal sanction already law in the UK. If they are they certainly were not enforced. In the last few years there were o the biggest scandals in bank’s history yet the bank bosses received golden hand shakes which was totally wrong, of course.

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UPDATE: 26 June 2013 — UK’s Prime Minister seems to be determined to go ahead with supporting the rebels. He is planning to hold a meeting between the spy chief, Ed Milliband the Labour leader and himself. This rare move of the Mr Cameron’s top briefing by the National Security Council is designed to win Mr Milliband support for forcing out Syrian Bashar Assad.

 

UPDATE:  22 June 2013 — Coming a meeting in Doha is planned to discuss and decide whether to give support to the rebels.  The countries will be US, Britain, France, Germany, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Jordan. Already in advance the rebels received a quantity of new weapons and they stated that it was from the US. The rebels had recently some major defeats but hope now to turn the situation around.

Rumours running wild about chemical weapons and it looks like a copy of the time before the Iraq War.  At that time Mr Bush and his government sworn blind Iraq are stock piling chemical weapons.  The pressure increased and at the end ex-Prime minister Tony Blair fell for it and entered a war with the USA against Iraq.  Eventually, when they conquered Iraq no chemical weapons were found. Both Mr Bush and Mr Blair were never brought to justice in for being responsible of causing death, maiming and destruction in a country were they had no right to declare war.

Now again it seems a repeat of the same situation.  It is surprising that President Obama would repeat the same message that Syria’s President Bashar Assad uses chemical weapons.  A few weeks ago it was said that the rebels using chemical weapons which ever is the truth it will most probably never be known.  However, it was also revealed Al-Qaeda is infiltrating the rebels to back them would be backing a terrorists group which the whole world is fighting against. If all these information spread around has any footing at all it would be wise to stay out of the whole conflict.

Why is Britain so hell bend to get involved again? There supposed to be a low economy in this country and the public is pressure into more austerity yet no hesitation in getting involved into another costly war which could even escalate into a widespread war.

If there ever was any irresponsibility shown from the government it will be this time.  Foreign secretary William Hague and PM David Cameron are determined for months to enter the Syrian civil war with again an accusation of chemical weapons.  Britain did not look victorious in the Iraq war, Libya and nor is it in Afghanistan. Therefore the question being asked and remains  – Why getting involved again only because Russia and American wanting another play-ground.

Every time these super powers and are not that glorious any more wanting another war game it cost nothing but lives,  injuries with getting maimed for lives and horrendous amount of money which none of these countries can afford.  So where is the sense and responsibility to their people at all?

A lesson should have been learned with Libya where the West was backing the so called rebels or freedom fighters. The moment they were in power they turned their back on the West.  Murdered the American Embassy staff, destroyed graves of the British fallen soldiers and never released the Lockerbie bombers or revealed any information

Mr Newark stated that Britain has a moral obligation to step in. How on earth did Mr Newark arrive at an idea like that? What moral obligation has Britain got towards Syria to scarify again their soldiers and huge amount of money at the time where British people starve and have to go to food-banks and have to make decisions whether to heat their homes or buy food.

David Cameron who has a meeting with the Russian President Vladimir Putin tomorrow at 10 Down Street is believed to back the US.  Since it has been already hinted that the rebels are infiltrated by Al Qaeda it is sheer madness and irresponsibility to back them.

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