Labour, Waspis, UKIP, Greens: study the above…..then put away petty divisions, stop having elections, and focus on the Common Enemy
A fundamental principle of Chinese generalship under its ancient dynasties was to study who your enemy really is, what the enemy wants in terms of outcome, how he sees the world, and what the enemy’s strategic modus operandi are. The page-capture at the head of today’s post comes from the latest S&P bulletin. It is revealing, and disturbing.
This morning, RBS – a bank I detest almost as much as Nick Wilson despises HSBC – has turned in yet another set of disastrous results. The bottom line is a loss of £1.08 billion. We, the taxpayers, own RBS. Banking bailout costs and contingent liabilities since 2008 have cost us just shy of £880 billion. The Government has been trying to flog this White Elephant in the Room for six years. There are no takers. I’ve just been watching the CEO burbling on about “strong volume growth” and “returning the bank to profit”. I’ve been listening to this drivel since 2010.
There are three major elements to Britain’s alleged “living beyond its means”. The first is what it gives in the way of pension outcomes to just over 600,000 senior tubbies in the Civil Service. The second is what it gave to the banking community to keep it upright during 2008-09. And the third is our current inability to earn more from exports than the cost of our imports. The first two dwarf the third by some considerable distance.
We are in the mess we are as a sovereign State because of greed (bureaucrats and bankers), corruption (the donating to and lobbying of political Parties), and incompetence (the political inability to control expenditure, rebuild the manufacturing base, negotiate a better deal with the EU, control globalist tax evasion or stop trying to be A World Power).
We the People – in over 95+% of cases – had nothing to do with any of this. And yet – just as in post-2011 Greece – we are being asked to foot the bill in terms of reduced healthcare, hardship welfare, and pensions.
Now let’s look at the S&P mindset, and examine the way the 3% see things.
I’ve underlined what I see as the key evidence of delusional thinking in this ouput from Standard & Poors.
In blue above, we can see that – if current migrant trends continue – our population will rise by a fifth over the next three decades….but the number of working citizens will fall. A policy of immigrating selected, skilled and younger labour would therefore be sensible. It is obvious to everyone that we are not doing that.
In red above, S&P chooses to ignore what could be done, and instead baldly states that we will have to make ‘expenditure cuts in other areas’ if the fiscal position is not to get out of control. This is the continuation of the “no money left” myth used by Frances Coppola and others to dub female SPA reform victims as “grasping”. It spectacularly fails to consider the radical revision of existing ‘areas’ of expenditure by an across the board revision of how tax monies are collected and used. S&P does this because it cleaves to the Neoliberal ideology stating that in order for 97% to be sort of alright, we must have 3% of obscenely rich people and corporations, whose main hobby is inventing new ways not to pay tax.
Note again here, the assumption that it will be social (97%) cuts that are required….not better tax collection or higher taxes for the rich. It is evident, as we shall see below, that old age provision is what these very seriously sick people see as the prime target.
Thus in green above, S&P applauds the Government’s policy of welching, cheating and accelerating the theft of 1950s womens’ pensions with the blithe phrase ‘a policy framework for regular review of the retirement age’. Somebody somewhere is wetting his pants at just how easy it is to describe clubbing seals to death as ‘reviewing’: since 1980, 3% have hoovered up 88% of the wealth and repressed labour wages by 38%. But it’s the latter group being asked to cough up. The brass neck of it all is breathtaking.
And so – in entirely suitable brown – the $400,000 a year senior bods at Standard & Poors proclaim Britain’s current triple-lock pension promise to be ‘a generous and costly rule’. Yes indeed – looking after the citizens rather than your mates does tend to be expensive. That’s why we have taxes that their mates rarely pay.
I posted earlier this week about the ominous rumblings from the good ship Mayflower about how triple-lock was “safe until 2020”. I say, your Mayness, I am an humble citizen and in awe of your generosity re this one. But removing my foot from the sarcasm pedal for a minute, it’s not hard to see where we’re going here, is it?
A semi-permanent state of undeserved richesse clearly afflicts all those lucky enough to get it with blindness. The 3% of pols, Sir Humphreys, globalist omnivores and psycho bankers have blown the money on everything from CfH waste, HS2 fees, EU membership, derivatives, wars, weapons and uncontrolled immigration. Now we the lucky recipients of this mélange of depraved and duhooo nutbag nonsense must pay for it by working for less, for them – but chiefly, forever.
While this process is being quietly planned (and its perpetrators maintain an air of eminent reasonableness, for what else can they do – There Is No Money Left) what are those of a Red, Green, Purple and Wasp-striped hue doing?
- Labour is having an election to overturn the will of its members. After that, it’ll return to the task of overturning the Will of the People as expressed in the EU referendum.
- The Greens are electing a new leader. Fair enough, the previous one has had enough. I hope they will elect David Malone. But I’ll wait and see before commenting.
- The purple Kippers are electing a successor to Faisal Naraj, and have begun by banning the best candidate.
- The Waspi Executive Committee is in meltdown, women are leaving the movement for more radical climes, and the membership is short of a Brutus who will despatch the Leaderine, expand the democracy, and start to do something to get restitution….as opposed to wittering on about membership levels and singing anthems.
The closest group to my heart in all this mayhem are the Waspis, simply because given the battleground we face, they’re obviously in the front line and the victims most immediately facing destitution. But it would help if all those in these tribes pretty quickly stopped examining their defaecatory canals and began studying the enemy: its madness, its goals, its weaknesses, its mendacity, and its despicable tactics.
The Governance of England & Wales needs to be reformed at every level.
The Opposition in England needs to re-form itself into a more united Front.