Friday, 29 August 2008

Recession and the disturbing lesson of history from a Prime Minister in denial

Daily Mail 29/08/08: .."Following this week's sobering news that economic growth in Britain has once again ground to a halt, and that the pound has suffered its worst monthly fall since we left the ERM in 1992, it can be stated with reasonable confidence that we are now entering a fourth economic recession, with all that means in terms of sheer, grinding human misery."
"He (Brown) must have declared hundreds if not thousands of times that, thanks to his policies, there would be 'no more boom and bust'."

"Of course we now know that he had done nothing of the sort. As the British people are about to discover to our cost, the economic cycle remains as potent, as unpredictable and potentially as destructive as ever.
The recession will claim many hundreds of thousands of jobs and send numerous businesses reeling towards bankruptcy before it is done."

Darling warns of economic crisis

BBC: "The UK is facing its worst economic crisis in 60 years, Chancellor Alistair Darling has admitted.

He told the Guardian newspaper that the economic downturn would be more "profound and long-lasting" than most people had feared.

Using strong language, Mr Darling acknowledged voters were angry with Labour's handling of the economy".....

"He said that voters were "pissed off" with Labour's handling of the economy, a key issue at the next election." (yes, on the BBC ! )

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

Final pieces in jigsaw of doom drop into place

Telegraph 26/08/08 : "...or be forced to admit that Gordon Brown's stewardship has done for our economy what the crewmen on the bridge achieved for the Titanic."

"With disposable incomes falling for the first time since 1997 (mortgage payments, taxes, fuel costs and food bills are rising sharply), the Prime Minister's private prediction that the corner will soon be turned looks even less credible than his Chancellor's assertion that taxpayers will get all their money back from Northern Rock."

"Mr Brown's moment came and went last autumn, with the election that never was. From here, not only will he fail to achieve gold (victory at the next election), he's long odds against even completing the race."

Saturday, 23 August 2008

Immigration soars eight-fold through Labour's open door

Daily Mail 20/08/08 : "Between 1997 and 2006,the population increased by 1,196,000 as a direct result of immigration - the equivalent of of almost 330 extra people arriving each day. In the preceding decade of Conservative rule, from 1987 to 1996 the increase was only 141,000."

Thursday, 14 August 2008

Oh No, Not Another By-Election!

Sky News Blogs: "The SNP need a far smaller swing in Glenrothes than they did in Glasgow East to take the seat from Labour and hammer another nail into Gordon Brown's coffin lid."

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Worth a Look...

Telegraph:" an eagle-eyed Wikipedia editor to some pretty close similarities between McCain's address to the cameras yesterday and the wiki entry for Georgia."

TheAtlantic.Com : "Hillary Clinton’s campaign was undone by a clash of personalities more toxic than anyone imagined. E-mails and memos—published here for the first time—reveal the backstabbing and conflicting strategies that produced an epic meltdown".

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Diva in the North

Laughably the government states that the rate of inflation is at
4.4 percent,while food prices are at rising at 25 percent. Over
in the United States we have the rather good Paris Hilton getting
her own back on a certain Presidential hopeful John McCain.

Meanwhile our own 'Diva in the North' has launched her book in the
US. (See 14th July blog/book Review below) For our US readers:
Metro Centre, is the EU's biggest shopping centre,and for 'Diva'

read author who refers to herself in the third person....
Northumberland ? Have a look for yourselves. Its a tough choice
between crime-ridden central London and the most beautiful county
in England. The book in question? - Wife in the North.

Monday, 4 August 2008

Sleeping easy in our beds..

It's always good to know that our trusted government is
vigilant,and spending
our money wisely.If the public
don't like something then its always worth trying
a little

"...the Government has been funding television documentary series,
and monitoring the content before it is broadcast"
"... has spent almost £2 million to fund programmes that
are all but indistinguishable from regular shows"
"... has funded at least eight television series or individual
programmes in the past five years."

It's good to know our money is being well spent, rather
than on more
trained police. Mind how you go.