Sunday, 25 February 2018


That is how I feel at present, just blank. What is there to say about a UK Government carrying on with the Brexit process in spite of every economic indicator telling them it will wreck the UK economy, especially in Northern England and Scotland.

One thing the present stramash and bourach in Westminster tells us is the UK Parliamentary Union is now a failed state, the cracks are clear, the rotten heart at the centre of the British Establishment, has been revealed by Brexit. The party of government is a headless chicken running around in ever decreasing circles and the English electorate do not have a real option given there is so little between Labour and the Tories in any real measurement of political policy.

Corbyn has now demonstrated time and time he is just another Southerner who does not have a clue about Scotland or our political leanings; except he needs us to vote for him to give him any sort of chance to become Prime Minister. His current puppet in Holyrood appears equally clueless as put down after put down by the First Minister has revealed. The Shadow chancellor is just a monkey in a dustbin banging on about SNP bad for not doing enough to ease the problems amongst the poor and vulnerable his party's hand sitting at Westminster created by allowing the Tories to undertake an open war against the most vulnerable in our society.

Scotland in Union is now riven by the same chasm of Brexit that is destroying the Tory Party.

The BBC Scottish television and radio news is watched or listened to by an ever decreasing Scottish audience, the Unionist backing newspaper circulation in Scotland are in freefall and suffering financially as advertisers dessert them in ever increasing numbers.

For those of us who listen to the world outside the London media Brexit bubble all we see is the UK State turning against longstanding European allies and alienating inward investors such as Nissan and Honda. We see the English NHS being sold off pell-mell to the usual companies that have made such a mess of welfare services, rail services, providing IT support, PFI and all the other UK Government outsourcing so beloved of the Tory Party's untrammelled capitalism. The impact on English NHS of the sell off, is ever fragmenting core services. We have seen reports of GPs in England not being able to give a child in need, an emergency prescription because their own GP was contracted under Virgin Care and not their Trust.

Is this 'Better Together' when the Westminster government is selling off the rest of the UK's communal silver to their 'besties' for no other reason than it can?

Just where are Corbyn's Labour when they should be defending their supposed core beliefs of support for the weak, vulnerable and a health service free at the point of delivery?

As the true picture of the disaster that Brexit is going to be for the UK's citizens, just where is the Labour opposition to the destruction of jobs Brexit will create across the UK?

Labour have become a caricature of a "Party of the People", a party more akin to a Citizen Smith Party, one where internal bickering over socialist verities and party rules is far more important than doing what is actually in the best interests of the UK or even the application of their pseudo-Marxist political theorems the leader claims to hold so dear.

The UK Government and its formal opposition are just rabbits caught in the glare of the headlights of the failed state which is the UK. They do not know how to turn it around and the falied state is going to roll right over them. So they just stand there, blinking, hoping the treads will not squish them completely.

I spent many years in health care and associated sectors being paid a lot of money to go in and state the bleeding obvious because no one within the systems of management or care had the courage to do so. Here I now am, once again, stating the bleeding obvious, the UK Parlimentary Union, as presently construed, is a failed state.

The question, as always, remains just when will we Scots understand this is the case and walk away. Young people across the USA are now saying enough is enough with regards to school shootings, are taking action to force their national governmment to actually protect them from 'gun nuts' with actionon gun control rather than send "hopes and prayers", we are seeing in the USA the 'millenial kids' having their Vietnam moment; they are saying, enough is enough.

Just when will we Scots have the guts to say to Westminster; enough is enough, goodbye?

Sunday, 4 February 2018

That Was a Week, That Was

So the Tories wet dream for their leadership is not Ruthy the Tanker but a triumvirate of the maddest Tories since Caligula voted his horse to the Roman Senate, Gove, Mogg and Boris.

I am struggling with the Tories logic here, please bare with me, it seems to go:
  • We have elected a party leader who makes the grey, pea eating John Major look dynamic
  • We are in a massive hole over Brexit because no matter how we fiddle the figures and lie our backsides off, it is going to be unadulterated economic and social disaster
  • Even the Little Englander vote is starting to get a bit worried that Brexit UK is not going to be a land of milk and honey, after all, and even the tame media is starting to ask questions about the sanity of Brexit
  • With out "Johnny Foreigner" our home grown vegetables are now rotting in the fields, Tory voting farmers are losing money and, since serfdom has long been made illegal, we have no UK citizens willing to do the job
  • "Big Idea" - let's elect to the leadership of the UK Government and Tory Party, the three numpties who got us into this glorious mess in the first place, that'll be bound to work and, meanwhile, we will stuff our heads even further up our Tory rectal passages so the lump in our throat is actually our nose.
  • Its all the SNP's fault anyway, they started this referendum malarkey in the first place. If it hadn't been for the near Yes vote, threatening our offshore funds and income, we would not have had to go down this road to save the British Establishment's arses
In the mean time the self same British Establishment mouth pieces in Scotland harp on about the SNP "not doing the day job". The budget discussions were held, all the British Establishment parties did not seriously involve themselves in any of the pre-budget discussions, except for the Libdems who then realised their mistake and voted against the very improvements they had asked for. The day after the budget vote Labour suddenly came up with a back of a fag packet calculation, alternate 'budget' in an attempt to grandstand FMQ's and got a richt guid skelp roon the lugs fir thir impudence.

Meanwhile the Tories were squealing about how their definition of poor people (£50,000 p.a. and above) would afford their extra tax burden while still wanting all the services and support the SNP have put in place to aleviate their own party's social welfare and health destruction policies. Then there was the potential termination of the Tory education system in Scotchland through the imposition of business rates on private schools, poor things, the same payments as council schools make already.

Worse for Ruthy the Tanker, the people who actually run Scotland's private educational establishments then said it would have no overall impact on their operations as part of their charitable status was reliant on ensuring 25% of pupils were from families that could not afford fees in part or full.

The Libdems, in their usual inept way, having got breaks for ferries to and around Orkney and Shetland then voted to stop the islanders from having these benefits.

The BBC Jockland (or should that be Jokeland?) then looked to make a big thing about Nichola's nasty, abrasive and bullying attitude towards the poor wee British Establishment parties at FMQ, they could feel Ruth, Leonards and Silly Willie's pain, it wisnae fair having their ineptitude handed to them on a plate. After all, Ruthy and her pals were simply trying to make valid points about the SNPee's terrible budget. Like most of the guff coming out of the BBC News for Jockland naebuddy wis gien a dokey and the 5% wha dae wir already foaming at the mou, sae didnae care onywie. If Thursday's FMQs had been a cage fight the ref would have stopped the fight early to prevent any further damage and loss of blood to the opposition, it was so one sided.

So here we are, a week later and now in a position to sum up the British Establishment's current position on Brexit;
  • We have started, so we will finish.
  • We must hold onto Scotland at all costs
  • Stupid is as stupid does - so let's elect Mogg, Gove and Boris to the Tory leadership
  • It is still all the SNPee's fault
I leave you with this; 
  • Bloomberg US experts reported this week they believe Brexit UK without Scotland could not service its national debt and they expect the £1 to be worth around 80 cents US by July 2018.