Saturday, 22 July 2017

Hammond is Goldman Sachs man in the Cabinet

Click below to read Reuters piece on Hammond and Goldman Sachs

Hammond is in Goldmans pocket, not the first finance minister to there. They helped Greece fiddle their books to get into the Euro and made a lot of money for themselves. But who paid for this? The Greek people in their austerity punishment meted out by Goldman's EU politicians. The same will happen to us as a result of Hammond's naivity and incompetence but again it is us, the British people, like the Greeks who will pay the price and take the EU punishment beating whilst Goldmans counts its money.

Hammond is renowned for having a 'tin ear' following his last disastrous budget and U turn on increased NICS for the self employed.

Its proposals hit the Tory core vote of the self employed. It was a huge  mistake that damaged May's fledgling government and had  to be reversed by T May. Sound familiar? Well the Tories repeated exactly the same mistake with their disastrous 2017 election manifesto that again hit the Tory core vote of the pensioners. Fiona Hill and Nick Timothy aka Lady Macbeth and Rasputin took the blame for that but Hammond's fingerprints were all over it.

If May had got her increased majority there is no doubt she would have sacked Hammond but she lost her majority and her courage failed her. She is no iron lady just another wind vane politician facing whichever way the political wind lets her.

Sacking the perfidious Hammond was the right decision pre-election and it still is the right decision post election. As Lady Macbeth said to her hubby, "Screw your courage to the sticking place" and also remember another line from Macbeth, "there are daggers in men's smiles"

She is dead duck anyway and has nothing to lose. Holding on will not secure her place in history. She will be remembered as one of our worst PMs and Home Secretarys and may as well be hanged for a sheep as a lamb. The Tories will string her up as soon as they stop squabbling with each other.

Friday, 21 July 2017

Big Business delay to keep us in the EU so they make more money but you pay

I am disappointed Liam Fox is so easily persuaded to keep us in the EU for 2, 3 or more years to give business time to "adjust" ie make more money from their EU bribes.. These people will always want more time. Whatever they get won't be enough and like blackmailers they will always be back for more. I have always had a lot of time for Glasgow hard men but clearly Dr Fox is very naive and has a very soft centre.

A so called transition period does not come free. We will still have to pay in to the EU our 14bn Euro per annum into the EU maw for that period. Who will pay that? It would be nice if Dr Fox asked his big business chums to pay up after all they are the ones who want it and they are the ones who will benefit from it. As always to get to the truth follow the money. Simples.

The Daily Mail this morning puts this 'transition' period at 5 years

If we agree to this we will never get out of the common market and we will all die German slaves as the millionaire quisling Hammond wants. May has to sack this guy soon if she wants to stay as PM to see Brexit through.

All the guarantees of a time limit on the transition period are worthless. Reasons can and will always be found for further delay and more payments to the EU.

I found this on Reuters explaining why we cannot go back to the status quo the Remoanars crave.

"The European Council would need to be unanimous in allowing the UK to abort Brexit and the ill-feeling already generated would lead to far worse terms," he said
"In particular, the rebate and key opt-outs would be gone, thereby making the costs of being in the EU far higher than before."

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Barnier tripped up at EU/ UK press conference by DT journo

It is now becoming apparent even to the overpaid BBC journos that Barnier will hold out for ECJ jurisdiction to apply post Brexit for non-UK EU citizens living and working in the UK. This is his current main tactic to sabotage the Brexit talks. The BBC will wheel out the usual traitors to say its the economy that matters and Sovereignty is of secondary importance. This of course is a bare faced lie. It was the same lie peddled by Heath in 1972 that in signing the Treaty to join the EEC we would not lose any sovereignty that got us into this mess in the first place.

Sovereignty comes first! Battery house chickens are well fed and employed but they are not free and can be eaten at the EU's behest.

At the EU UK press conference one sharp journalist asked Barnier if he could name one other Sovereign country that gave jurisdiction within its borders to a foreign court. Answer came there none.

If we allow ECJ jurisdiction on any part of our country we are not a Sovereign country but an EU vassal state. Let us hope T May sticks to this red line. I don't want my children to live as Franco Prussian slaves.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

French desire to humiliate the UK is nothing new

The French have never forgiven us for incarcerating Napoleon on St Helena in 1815 and leaving him there until he died. This continued until 1914 when we French had to grovel for our help against the Huns but in 1919 it was pay back time in French eyes. I quote from Wikepedia on the treaty of Versailles,

"Of the many provisions in the treaty, one of the most important and controversial required "Germany [to] accept the responsibility of Germany and her allies for causing all the loss and damage" during the war (the other members of the Central Powers signed treaties containing similar articles). This article, Article 231, later became known as the War Guilt clause. The treaty forced Germany to disarm, make substantial territorial concessions, and pay reparations to certain countries that had formed the Entente powers. In 1921 the total cost of these reparations was assessed at 132 billion marks (then $31.4 billion or £6.6 billion, roughly equivalent to US $442 billion or UK £284 billion in 2017). At the time economists, notably John Maynard Keynes, predicted that the treaty was too harsh—a "Carthaginian peace"—and said the reparations figure was excessive and counter-productive, views that, since then, have been the subject of ongoing debate by historians and economists from several countries. On the other hand, prominent figures on the Allied side such as French Marshal Ferdinand Foch criticized the treaty for treating Germany too leniently."

The end result of the French humiliating Germany was the rise of Adolf Hitler, World War II and mass killing of civilians. Keynes got it right, the Frenchman Foch got it wrong in the usual French way.

We now have another Frenchman Barnier trying to give us a punishment beating in the Brexit faux negotiations. Barnier and his Belgian acolyte Verhofstadt don't want to a negotiate with us they want to humiliate us at any cost pour encourager les autres, the French tactic which has repeatedly failed. The French dominated EU will pay any price to maintain their folie de grandeur. The learn nothing from history.Their path will lead to the rise of more extremist parties as it did in the 1930s and inevitably more war. Let us keep out off it at all costs. Too many of our sons and daughters died in World Wars for French amour propre.

What is new is the report in today's Times of a speech by German MEP Hans-Olaf Henkel accusing Barnier of trying to punish Britain by making a deliberate "mess"of key elements of Brexit. He went on to warn other MEPs not to listen to Barnier who he said wanted to impose a bad Brexit deal on Britain.

I have not heard Herr Henkel's views reported on the BBC. I wonder why? They are detailed in the Times Thunderer column today and are well worth reading. The Germans are much more pragmatic than the French and thank goodness the Germans pay the piper and they will call the tune.


Tuesday, 18 July 2017

What does the US Civil War have in parallel with the EU

I return to my theme of historical parallels relating to the EU.There is a common myth that the US Civil War was fought to free the black slaves in the Southern States. This was a convenient excuse beloved of the left wing political elite to cover their real motives the pursuit of political power. The Civil War was fought to preserve the Union. The two capitals, Washington and Richmond on either side of the Potomac river were as geographically as close as London and Brussels. Unlike us and the EU both sides however had a common language and legal system. The EU has about 12 official languages  and a Napoleonic legal system in which jury trials are not paramount. Appellant court judges in the UK are always very reluctant to reverse jury verdicts on facts.

The EU is fighting us to try and preserve its motley, shaky  Union which it wishes to eventually rival the United States but where is there succinct comprehensible Declaration of Independence written by Thomas Jefferson and influenced by the Scots 1320 Declaration of Arbroath via one John Knox Witherspoon provost of Princeton, New Jersey delegate to the Continental Conference and previously minister of Paisley kirk? The US grew from the  grass roots wishes of common men and by its division of powere was designed to severely restrict the power of any political elite. The EU is a top down political  power imposition by politicians and designed to keep power in a small elite group now called the European Commission. All EU laws can only originate in the elite Commission unlike in the UK and US systems where the people's elected representatives can, and frequently do originate laws.

So the EU is fighting to preserve its union but the difference is its support comes from the political appointee elite of the EU. The EU parliament is a powerless talking shop. In the US support for their Union comes from the ordinary people via their elected representatives. We have had our upper chamber seriously corrupted by nepotism and political appointees and we will pay a price for this mistake in our Brexit negotiations. The US Senate is a small  elected chamber of just over 100 members.. Our House of Lords is a bloated, unelected chamber of over 800 largely third rate retired politicians. Not good when you consider the US has five times our population

Monday, 17 July 2017

Henry VIII and the EU

The politicians have discovered a new smear, abuse of Henry VIII powers by the Government to obviate the need for parliamentary approval by using statutory instruments. Its not true as parliament can force a debate and vote on such instruments still it sounds good coming from Jezza who has just conned tens of thousands of votes from gullible young students at the last General Election. They have been fooled, used and abused in the best traditions of lying UK politicians of whom Jezza is one.

All English sovereigns up to Henry VIII had a big problem with  the Roman Catholic church in two areas. Catholic priests, monks, friars, nuns etc were only answerable to Church courts where they would be judged by other churchmen. So we had two legal systems in the England, one for the political religous elite  with the Pope as final supreme arbiter just like the ECJ. Sound familiar?

All sovereigns also had a perennial problem with their lack of money to fund their grandiose schemes The Pope had plenty of money raised by corrupt sales of relics and also from land left to the Church to ensure your place in heaven. That is how all the fine buildings, staues etc were paid for. The Pope's annual revenues in England were almost as big as the Kings. Henry also had expensive tastes that needed financing so he got this chief thug and fixer Thomas Cromwell to liquidate most of the monasteries and give the proceeeds to Henry.

What we are seeing is deja vu all over again. In my analogy the EU is the Catholic Church unreformable, rich, corrupt and in charge of much of the law particularly royal marriages. International treaties were only legitimate if lodeged with the Vatican library which is to this day very secretive about 'sensitive' documents. And who judged what was sensitive? The Pope. Just like the EU judges what is sensitive today.

Henry represents us the plebs His marriages were driven by state needs, in particular to avoid further damaging dynastic wars. So Henry cut the links to and control by Rome of England. A good decision and we should not worry too much about his reasons. We took a similar good decision last year when we voted to leave the EU. Does anyone want to return to the foreign wars of Tony Blair? Juncker does, that's why he wants a European army.

Henry VIII and Lizzie I also had their remoaners to deal wih in the staunch Catholic rich noble families forever plotting to return to the rule of Rome. Let us hope David Davies turns out to be another  Thomas Cromwell.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

The plain truth about the remoaners from Brendan O'Neil

But here’s the thing: if you’re using your clout or influence or money to ensure that Brexit doesn’t happen, then you aren’t engaging in democratic debate — you’re seeking to overturn a free and fair democratic decision. You’re saying you know better than the masses. You are thwarting the democratic process.
We have to get real. If Brexit doesn’t happen, democracy will be gravely wounded for a generation. The people will receive loud and clear the message that they don’t really matter. Sure, we’ll still have General Elections and pick our MPs. But the Brexit betrayal would rankle for decades, a sore on the body politic, a niggling reminder that when democracy returned a result that the political class didn’t like, Britain flinched, and turned its back on democracy. Brexit must happen. It simply must. Because 17.4 million people want it, and democracy needs it.