Wednesday, 25 March 2009

The Finance Director of UK Plc has called it.




Yesterday, we had the sight of Gordon Brown addressing a half empty chamber of the European Parliament. On the blogosphere we had the speeches of both Daniel Hannan and Nigel Farage ripping into Brown’s utter failure as both Chancellor and Prime Minister.

Did we see any of this on the BBC or any other broadcasting media in this country, did we hell. We just had the uncritical broadcast of Brown’s wooden triumphalism. The BBC has demonstrated yet again that it is under total state control. The Nu Labour message is pushed relentlessly through Eastenders,the One Show, the Archers etc creating a parody of the Britain that we live in filtered through the newspeak of Nu Labour.

Polly is also calling for state subsidy of the Grauniad and other ‘worthy’ print media (The Devil) whilst hundreds of longstanding regional newspapers go to the wall. They are going to the wall, because business that funds these papers through advertising can no longer afford to, so Polly wants state aid. Failing to see that the tax base has been eroded by business going bust.

Business is the goose that lays the Golden Eggs you stupid stupid woman.

Wondering why there are so many NHS and Government adverts on the TV at present, it is because business adverting has dried up, and the commercial channels are going bust, the Government advertising is a State subsidy to ensure that those sedatives, East Enders and Coronation Street stay on the air. Keep the masses entertained at all costs, its as old as bread and circuses.

However despite the Hannan and Farage blackout, the Financial Director of UK Plc , Mervyn King, made the clearest public statement that he could that the country has run out of money, the rest of the board of UK Plc are too scared to admit it and are in denial. I have seen the ‘bunny in the headlights’ syndrome in so many directors and managers faces in the last thirty years, unable to comprehend that the bullshit they have been feeding their staff, their customers, their creditors will no longer wash. The defining day for me was when Labour started printing money guaranteed to stoke ‘stagflation’. The monopoly money is being used to pay state employees and the unemployed, whilst business after business goes bust.

Governments, historically, with their backs to the wall do one of two things- they go voluntarily or they indulge in repression. The Stuarts did repression and where thrown out of power in an avoidable bloody civil war, The last Tsar put the Cossacks on the streets, it all ended in a cellar in Ekaterinburg.

April 1st will be a defining day for this Government and for the Conservative Party. The G20 protests, sure, will be have a huge mix of the usual ‘awkward’ squad, but the uniting mood will be the one against this corrupt Government and the Bankers that it has given our treasure to. The Police are going to have a hard time of it, if they are beaten into a corner trying to defend the indefensible. If I was Stephenson I would be saying to Jackboot Jacqui that the Summer of Rage has arrived early and that only a political solution is going to save the day, not more repression.

Brown can either drag this agony out, or be dragged out himself or stand aside, as did the leaders of Iceland and Hungary, and call a General Election. Cameron cannot assume the reins and come out with more of the same policies. Otherwise he is going to just play the role of a failed Kerensky.

In my humble opinion, the Conservatives should dump Cameron with his weak ‘Capitalism with a Conscience’, and promote those with a clear mandate and Plan to put to the people.

My personal wishlist in the first 100 days.

The immediate abolition of both BBC and Income Tax on the same day. The freeing up of 40% of our salaries, those still lucky enough to be in work, will be circulated into the shops, homes and businesses, and will create real jobs.

The creation of a Tax Haven Britain for businesses across the world to invest in.

The immediate closure of ALL quangos, wholesale sacking of public servants.

The NHS to be funded from NI, not general taxation.

The end to our costly overseas military entanglements.

Reform of Parliament to 100 full time MP’s and a written constitution.


We are going one of two ways in 2009, a socialist siege economy or a new start for capitalism that has made us rich over the last two hundred and fifty years, that excessive taxation has destroyed.


Update:

Since starting this piece a newsflash has gone across my screen that Fred Goodwin’s home has been attacked. Perhaps time is shorter than I thought.

Updated Update:

With thanks to both Subrosa, Lilith and Guido, I had missed the unprecendented meeting without officials present between Mervyn King and HRH.

This is as sure a sign of a political meltdown as you would would wish to see, HRH will be 'suggesting' various courses of action if the Saxe-Cobourg-Gotha family wish to stay at their current residence.

UPDATED UPDATED UPDATE

UK Government Gilt sale fails

30 comments:

Old Holborn said...

a socialist siege economy or a new start for capitalism that has made us rich over the last two hundred and fifty years, that excessive taxation has destroyed.


That's the bottom line.

One or the other.

Choose wisely. Only 100 years ago, the Russians faced a similar choice. The following 50 years killed over 50 million.

shibby said...

Run for PM, OH, I'll vote for ya
And make Hannan second in command

lilith said...

The Queen has met Mervyn. This is a first. Perhaps Brenda has been getting complaints.

Guthrum said...

Source Lilith ?

Anonymous said...

Can't actually access the Goodwin article, suggested there was a broken link. Could eventually read a cached version. Censorship?

Old Holborn said...

Source is Guido

Guthrum said...

Just seen it missed that completely- a private audience without officials is a sure sign of major shit happening.

subrosa said...

Source is me for the King and Queen story. I posted on it then passed it to Guido around 3.30am when I couldn't sleep. Thought he would be interested especially as there was such a lovely photo accompanying it :)

Atlas Shat said...

Too fucking right Brenda called him in. She's the smartest cookie in that family by a mile and the simple questions 'what the fuck has that cunt done with my country and what do I need to order?' would be mildly different from John 'got any antifreeze?' McFall's woeful drivel.

Oldrightie said...

Queenie was offering Merv and Dan Hannan refuge at the palace. The Guards are reported to be ready to defy the Taser Troops!

Balding Nobhead Party said...

Icke was right. The Lizard Queen is giving the final orders. The Escaton is about to be immanantised.

To see your options go to this

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Anonymous said...

The BBC don't seem to have reported the meeting. Make sure you all point this out to them.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints/complaints_stage1.shtml

Roger Thornhill said...

Guthrum, a very sound agenda and pretty close to my beliefs held for many a year, as you and OH will know. It will cause 6 months of pain, little worse than what is to happen anyhow, and then, if we get sound money and Tax Haven policies, we have the potential to be "The Hong Kong of Europe".

Liz is sharper than sharp. She sees a threat to The Firm and will stop at nothing to protect it. Who knows who pulls even Mandy's strings? If Mandy goes against Gordon, Urquhart-stylee, he will not survive a vote of no confidence and Gordon will know that. The Labour Party might finally grow a pair and remove him by hook or by crook before a Vote can force a GE, so enabling...well, anyone, to try and do a better job. Mandy will want it to be him, but when all is said and done it might just mean he suffers "The Curse of Hesseltine".

Gordon will be pestering Mervyn to find out what was said and I suspect Mervyn will sit like a Cheshire Cat - all smiles and not a word. That will teach Gordon to try and shaft him.

We need the Ship's Doctor to declare the Captain mad.

Old Holborn said...

If we are going to take the pain, and I do believe we should, then I demand the reward is not more of the same shite that has got us here.

We know Socialism doesn't work and kills people.

We know fascism doesn't work and kills people.

We know that Statism doesn't work and enslaves people.

Liberty it is then. It made the world fucking rich for three hundred years.

KILL the State before it kills us.

Roger Thornhill said...

Exactly, OH.

We are sitting in a tepid tub in a freezing bathroom.

We need to face facts, stand up, get out, take the chill, dry off and move on.

Gordon's answer is to relieve himself in the vain hope of warming the water.

Old Holborn said...

Poetry Roger

I'm nicking that for PMQ's at Guidos

Anonymous said...

Old Holborn said...
If we are going to take the pain, and I do believe we should, then I demand the reward is not more of the same shite that has got us here.

We know Socialism doesn't work and kills people.

***true, it's undemocratic - unaccountable***

We know fascism doesn't work and kills people.

***true it's undemocratic - unacountable****

We know that Statism doesn't work and enslaves people.

***wrong, it depends on it's degree of interference and can work extremely well with real safeguards and true democratic accountability, such as the building of the sewer system, postal system, water systems, rail system, school systems, when managed right with the right incentives and not abused it can be very effective and helps unite the people***

Liberty it is then. It made the world fucking rich for three hundred years.

***Libertarianism???? is that really what it was - conscription, workhouses, no vote? made who rich? you mean the rich richer and the poor poorer, people who would get no education no healthcare, no vote, no voice, many children would die before the age of 10, exploited by the land stealers and corrupt, and even this was not a true form of Liberty - conscription,imperialism etc, depending on what era you are talking about***

25 March 2009 10:36

More democratic accountability is needed with pragmatic solutions, and severe punishment for those abusing the system that enpowers the majority of the people. not Libertarian dogma which equates to Thatcherism on steroids and consilidates all power into the hands of the few.

Anonymous said...

Anon 1221.

"when managed right with the right incentives and not abused it can be very effective and helps unite the people"

That sounds like money to me. Put people in charge of their own resources and you'll give them (1) the right incentives, and (2) ensure that the resources won't be abused. You list some public services: well, we could pay for them on a local basis rather than being forced to "outsource" them to the State. And they would be better in every respect: see the difference between private hospitals and the NHS, or the difference between independent and state schools. These things are only unaffordable now because of our phenomenal tax bills.

Old Holborn said...

Oh do shut up

Who built the railways?

Who built the hospitals?

Who built industry?

The State? Only in the USSR and that went well, didn't it?

The State protects the borders and keeps the streets crime free. END OF

Guthrum said...

***wrong, it depends on it's degree of interference and can work extremely well with real safeguards and true democratic accountability, such as the building of the sewer system, postal system, water systems, rail system, school systems, when managed right with the right incentives and not abused it can be very effective and helps unite the people***

Too many caveats there sunshine, you cannot trust the State.

Your brain has been made soft with Welfarism of the last sixty years

Unifying people !!

The idiocy of this statement to me is exemplified by my Great Granfather in the British Army in WW1 facing his cousin in the German Army in the same sector. Both drafted by their respective states to kill each other.

Gareth said...

Modern sewerage came about after the Great Stink - when the whiff in Westminster was so awful that they decreed 'something must be done'

Railways were privately funded but with State backing - many lines were built only after Acts of Parliament had been passed.

The postal system started off as a means for the Monarch to communicate.

There are loads of old hospitals from before the NHS was invented. Where'd they come from? Charitable concerns and philanthropy. Same for schools.

The Penguin said...

Guthrum,

You have neglected the very important show trials and public executions, very necessary to encourage the next generation of politicians to keep to the straight and narrow.

Ticket sales would also raise seed money.

The Penguin

Anonymous said...

Unifying people !!

The idiocy of this statement to me is exemplified by my Great Granfather in the British Army in WW1 facing his cousin in the German Army in the same sector. Both drafted by their respective states to kill each other.

25 March 2009 12:53

Yes a state can lead people to war, it can also lead people to peace! which is why i said true democratic accountability, as in most cases the majority of the people do not want to start a war.

If we had a referendum on the Iraq war or other more democratic solutions to the current corrupt and largely undemocratic system then there is a good chance it would not have happend.

What is the alternative sunshine? no armies - leaving you to be overtaken by another army and butchered/enslaved within a week, private armies-dear god!

Get a grip and join the real world!

Anonymous said...

The Penguin said...
Guthrum,

You have neglected the very important show trials and public executions, very necessary to encourage the next generation of politicians to keep to the straight and narrow.

Ticket sales would also raise seed money.

The Penguin

25 March 2009 13:20

Indeed, and part of my argument!
any polititians convicted of serious fraud or treason, coverups, blackmail, election fraud - should face the full wrath of the people.

I would then pay polititians double, tripple whatever - but no other source of income will be allowed as this may compromise them. anyone found taking sums from any other source other than direct inheritance while in office - face the music.

Wrinkled Weasel said...

Take care. Does the word "Peterloo" mean anything to you?

Guthrum said...

"What is the alternative sunshine? no armies - leaving you to be overtaken by another army and butchered/enslaved within a week, private armies-dear god!"

Heavily armed neutrality on the Swiss model.

caesars wife said...

labour have totally trashed , somthing that had taken hundreds of years to , become a society .

socialism is failed ideaology , no iam understating it , its a hideous monstrosity , that wants more and more from its tax payers .

orwell could see it , its a new class created by revolution , that then goes onto behave in a vicous thug class way , spying on you, mind bending you , knowing everything about you until you become an "organic" in the state machine .

so phooey to labour .

as for OH arrival at libertarian , i am not convinced , as i dont see any duty to care , or quite if everything becomes guidoised .

i mean if you can do whatever you want someone must have to pick up the tab , when you do somthing that is too selfish .

eg get pissed and vomit on pavement , someone has to clear it up ???

for those readers under 30 , this country was once a vast swathe of law abiding citizens , who suffered a little , put up with what they had and never had much credit. it encouraged people to be carefull and cutious , it had some sever penalties if you did somthing wrong , but this acted as a fanstic living lesson on what would happen if you didnt play fair .

goodwins house and car smash is misplaced , its gordon who didnt oversee it properly ,by using the actor paul myners , to tell us he didnt know , when he did , gordon bungled it !!

as for a state run computerised handout and spy system , that can bollocks as well .

i just wonder how far you would go with the law OH , would you punish ??

Guthrum said...

"as for OH arrival at libertarian , i am not convinced"

Caesars Wife-

To have total freedom without regard to the consequences is to be a Libertine.

A Libertarian has total freedom to do anything with the strict proviso that it hurts nobody else.

There are two sides to being a Libertarian.

Freedom/personal responsibility

ie sitting on a sofa drinking lager that the state has provided, in a house that the state has provided is being a libertine, because there is no responsibility and it is hurting the taxpayer.

Sitting on a sofa that you have paid for yourself,drinking lager that you have bought yourself,in a house that you have worked for and paid for yourself- is nobody elses damn business. Thats being a Libertarian

caesars wife said...

well ok guthrum it works ok in your own home , but arnt there some more practical problems as soon as you need a social institutuion ??

how would plod work in a libertarian system ???

Old Holborn said...

Oh FFS

Measure a Police Force on the ABSENSE of crime.

The Police call ME Sir! If they have evidence, they use it. If they don't, they have no case and leave me alone.

We are riddled with crime. Every single person in the UK is a "suspect" watched by CCTV, tracked and followed on databases.

We live in an open prison. Remand, granted. But an open prison nevertheless.

Bastards

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