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Questions for the sad, lonely Cleggo

Some questions Cleggo should ask himself:

A) Does Cleggo really want to live in a European superstate run from Brussels?

B) Has he heard of Switzerland, for example? Lots of votes, totally independent etc etc? Surely that’s quite “liberal”?

C) Does he fall for this lunatic “Without the EU you are doomed and there will be war.” rubbish?

D) Does he REALLY think we need a plethora of Presidents, each costing a fortune? Ashton? ditto – SIX BILLION EUROS on a “diplomatic service”?

E) Does he think we have any influence NOW, supposedly “at the heart” of the EU except for not being in the euro? The EU is run by Germany and France, always has been and always will be.

F) Does he WISH we were in the euro?

G) Does he think that EU policies are making the EU countries more competitive?

H) Is he happy with the increasing loss of independence. In future, all countries will apparently have a German inspector to make sure they are not overspending. I am not sure if Sarko has really internalised this …..

I) Have the Lib-Dems any relevance whatsoever?

J) Does he realize the extent to which he is out of touch?

K) HAs he had a serious fall recently – on his head I mean?

 
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Posted by on October 30, 2011 in Britain, European Union, Politics

 

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IT’S GERMANY’S FAULT

Sorry – it’s idiotic.

A) You cannot blame the Germans for ANYTHING AT ALL. When the euro was launched, they were PROMISED they would NEVER have to bail any country out; this was the ONLY way to get them to give up the Deutschmark.

B) Every other country has saddled itself with debt it CANNOT PAY. Why the HELL should Germany put itself into the SAME position to bail out the idle and useless, lying and fraudulent countries that are responsible for this shambles?

C) France hasn’t had a balanced budget since 1994 I believe. How the HELL can you run a country like that? Do they think money grows on trees? Apparently, yes. Germany DOESN’T and until this lunatic Franco-Greek-Portuguese-Irish-Italian mindset is totally exorcised this fiasco will go on for ever and bring Germany down, too if it agrees to play this idiotic game.

Countries such as Italy, Greece et al where cheating, lying and corruption including an absence of proper tax-collecting are endemic and indeed culturally-embedded will NEVER put their behaviour right until they are FORCED TO. A bailout simply keeps this shambolic roundabout spinning. NOTE, THEY CAN DO WHAT THEY WANT – lie, cheat, allow their rich to put their money in Switzerland and so on if they like – but NOT at someone ELSE’S expense.

D) Germany has its OWN debt problems. After paying TRILLIONS to bring East Germany up to speed and HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS of development aid to the feckless, idle shysters of Greece, Portugal et al through being “good Europeans”, THEY HAVE DONE THEIR BIT.

This slagging off of Germany is CRETINOUS.

 

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“There are no easy answers”

Errmmm ……. I disagree:

A) Live within your means.

ergo

B) Stop borrowing.

How much simpler do you want it?

There are sub-plots:

A) Teach schoolchildren a bit of politics, economics and logic so that there is some chance they may not elect idiots as their political representatives.

B) Make it illegal for a state to borrow more than a small % of GDP.

C) Ditto  for the state to spend more than a fixed % of income on its own expenses – civil service, benefits etc. And of course, if GDP goes DOWN then the amount paid on civil service, benefits MUST GO DOWN TOO.

All of the above is very simple.

Finally, I wish I had £1 for every time I listened to Gordon Brown talk about “the borrowing requirement”. WHAT A FATUOUS PILE OF DRIVEL-LADEN BILGIFEROUS TOSH. There is no “requirement” to borrow, just the WILL and OPPORTUNITY.

The “will” will not disappear (we mostly elect cretins who seek to impress idiotic voters and cronies with the vast amounts of money they can borrow) so remove the opportunity.

QED

 
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Posted by on October 26, 2011 in European Union

 

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WHY THE CRISIS?

Few disagree about the euro being a great idea in principle. But you can’t avoid the facts:

  1. The EU’s OWN economists told them before the eurolaunch that it wouldn’t work with Greece et al in it as their economies are TOO DIVERSE from those of Northern Europe.
  2. Various criteria were set for entry, and these were based on economists’ assessment of what was needed for it all to work. However,
  •   Greece LIED blatantly about its entry qualifications and EVERYONE KNEW IT.
  • Almost EVERY COUNTRY completely ignored the “rules”, in particular the one about debt not    exceeding 3% of GDP.
  • Not ONE PEEP of warning was heard from the so-clever EU elite when the wheels started to fall off several years ago. If vastly-borrowing states had BELIEVED they would be slung out if they racked up vast debts then they WOULDN’T HAVE DONE IT. Once again, lack of discipline, accountability and YES, PUNISHMENT are to blame. This is why the Germans are now seeking to take over the finances of the feckless. It is the ONLY way to get “discipline”. Whether in the end the idle and feckless (including France) will accept the abandonment of their financial independence is the most interesting aspect of all this. France thinks it should be like Germany – able to what it wants and bend the rules willy-nilly while telling everyone else (especially the Anglo-Saxons) where to go. But France is ever-weaker and in very bad shape, though nobody is talking much about it. AAA rating, HA, HA ……

CONCLUSION: The euro COULD HAVE WORKED but not on the basis of LIES and IDIOTIC non-compliance with the “rules”, including by the eternally-whinging and German-dosh-grabbing France. When they early after the eurolaunch went over the 3% of GDP debt limit, a government spokesman said: “That rule was designed for little countries, not those like France.”

That just about says it all.

In ANY case, this fiasco is not really a failure of the EURO per se but of INDIVIDUAL STATES who cannot pay their debts.

 
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Posted by on October 25, 2011 in Business & the Economy, European Union

 

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Letter to William Hague

Dear Mr Hague                                                                                                     24 October 2011

I am stupefied by your party leadership’s stance about the demand for an EU referendum. We have just committed our armed forces to ousting one dictator who never permitted free speech and now your party leader is trying to prevent your own backbenchers from speaking freely.

MPs represent not only their party but ALSO their ELECTORS, and there is a very strong groundswell of anti-EU opinion in the country. Yes, it is difficult time for the EU and the eurozone but THIS IS THE FAULT of national leaders and the EU elite, NOT the people’s. The former are the REASON for the problems. Had the PEOPLE been given more say years ago THIS WOULD NOT HAVE OCCURRED.

There are many problems that you must resolve:

  • Pls don’t tell us you will “negotiate later”. There is NEVER any “negotiation”. Successive governments simply give in to EU demands. Mrs T was the last person to actually stick up for Britain against the multiple and various nonsenses of Brussels.
  • David Cameron says he is “fighting for Britain”. I am sorry, but I DO NOT BELIEVE HIM.
  • The last government committed Britain to spending BILLIONS more on the EU AFTER it was defeated but BEFORE you took over. This was the single most heinous and stupid act I can remember, but you accepted it without question. You could have REFUSED.
  • You are described as a “eurosceptic”. It is LIES. Your party has done NOTHING since Mrs T to show that it is in any way “eurosceptic.
  • In any case, this expression is stupid. Most people want to be in the EU but NOT with the lies, fraud, waste, arrogance, quasi-fascism and incompetence that we see on a daily basis.

Why are we sick to death of the EU in its present form?

  • the fraud
  • the lack of proper accounting (see fraud)
  • the cronyism: Kinnock, Mandelson, Ashton – Edith Cresson – Brussels is peopled by failed party hacks and cronies and indescribably-incompetent and unelected nonentities such as Borroso.
  • the endless barrage of interfering directives and the business-unfriendly and competitivity-destroying regulations (see above)
  • the UNMANDATED project to create a European superstate – as I write, van Rompuy is saying that they are going to “change the Lisbon Treaty”. EXCUSE ME!!! What the HELL is he talking about? Who is HE to decide that they are going to change the treaty? Well, UNANIMOUS 27 EU member support is required to change the treaty; let’s see what YOU do when the time comes, shall we?
  • the stupid THREE HUNDRED MILLION euros “diplomatic service”. The EU IS NOT A STATE – now that their functions are duplicated in the EU is the UK going to dismantle its entire diplomatic service? If not, that means we are paying for TWO diplomatic services. Frankly, you are all INSANE.
  • the venality: TWO “presidents” each earning nearly double our PM – loads of other officials earning vast amounts in salaries and expenses and STILL DEMANDING MORE AND MORE
  • these EU people pay HARDLY ANY TAX: it’s not Kazakhstan or Outer Mongolia, but BRUSSELS, just over the Channel ……
  • the stultifying urge to homogenize Europe – WE LIKE BEING DIFFERENT
  • the utter contempt for democracy, Treaties, peoples – ALL THESE BAILOUTS ARE ILLEGAL UNDER THE LISBON TREATY – Ireland had to vote TWICE to “get it right” etc etc.
  •  the insufferable arrogance and pathological self-righteousness of the UNELECTED EU elite
  • the WASTE in the CAP; the destruction of our fishing industry
  • the ludicrous grants to potty projects all over Europe
  • the contempt for our hard-earned money – LOOK AT THE VAST EXPENSE of EU institutions in Brussels
  • the IDIOTIC banging up and down to Strasbourg by the “Parliament”
  • the deceit – PARLIAMENTS make LAWS; the EU parliament is just a talking shop, and a VERY expensive one – it’s all PRETEND and PREPARATION for the UNMANDATED superstate they can’t wait to stuff on us

AND FINALLY – the current financial shambles is entirely down to A) the EU elite, which let Greece into the euro on a PACK OF LIES and for their OWN political agenda and B) idiotic national leaders, who did not keep to their OWN eurozone rules about debt, in some cases surreally so. Tell me, Mr Hague, has ONE SINGLE EU VIP been held accountable for this shambles? WHO GAVE THE ECB the right to spend billions on junk, useless, stupid Italian and Spanish BONDS? This is ILLEGAL under the Lisbon Treaty. WHO IS GOING TO PAY US BACK OUR, I repeat OUR – money when these countries default?

Some quotes from today:

  • Hague 24 Oct 2011: ‘we must repatriate laws from EU’ – yes, but we don’t believe you. We’ve heard it all before. NOTHING HAPPENS.
  • 23 Oct 2011:  Cameron vows to reclaim EU powers amid looming Tory rebellion – SEE ABOVE
  • Sarkozy tells Cameron: ‘We’re sick of you telling us what to do’ – GREAT, so France won’t want our money then, will it? Stop all payments at once, including to the IMF, run by a Frenchwoman. You couldn’t make it up.
  • “Ahead of the vote, Mr Hague claimed that a motion calling for a vote was similar to writing “graffiti” on the side of Parliament.” – a nauseating insult to your MPs and the people who elected them. The people who PUT YOU IN POWER. Remember us?
  • Hague: “I’ve argued for more referendums than almost anybody else, I’ve argued against the euro more comprehensively than almost anybody else.” Yes, but NOTHING IS EVER DONE. You do KNOW the “crying wolf” fable?
  • “But this proposition is the wrong question at the wrong time.” Well, WHEN is the right time? There hasn’t been a right time since the last referendum several decades ago …
  • MPs preparing to rebel were threatened with not being promoted to the Government or even losing their Parliamentary seat when constituency boundaries are redrawn before the next election. SICKENING BLACKMAIL. Contemptible.
  • The Europe Minister said that Parliament risked being seen as a “funny debating society”. You just DON’T GET IT. It is ALREADY seen as a “funny debating society.”

The turmoil has been caused by A) letting Greece into the euro on a pack of LIES and B) idiotic governments vastly over-borrowing. We, the PEOPLE, did NOT cause this shambles. Had we been able to vote on certain things, IT WOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED.

I can’t ever see myself voting Tory again Mr Hague, though I have done more often than not in the past. As I said at the beginning, I find David Cameron’s three-line whip incomprehensible and deeply insulting to the people.

Yours sincerely                                    Chris SNUGGS

 
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Posted by on October 24, 2011 in Core Thought, European Union, Politics

 

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SNUGGS’ LAWS

Snuggs’ First Law of EU Finance:

“In the EU, what at first seems like a mere catastrophe will always get much worse sooner or later.”

Snuggs’ First Law of EU Communications:

“An EU pronouncement which at first seems like mere bilgiferous drivel dreamed up by a moron will sooner or later turn out to be much more stupid than that.”

 
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Posted by on October 24, 2011 in European Union

 

“Confidence”

I do wish leaders and the EU elite (who think they are leaders, even though they are grossly-overpaid functinaries)  people would stop banging on about “confidence”, which in fact for them seems to mean “ludicrous optimism based on delusions.”

There is no “confidence” among the plebs because there is NO MONEY.  If you have NO MONEY then all the “confidence” in the world isn’t going to help.

Same thing with the ratings agencies. They lower ratings because countries are nigh on bankrupt, not the other way round.

Stop putting the cart before the horse. Debt and financial incompetence are so deeply-ingrained in Europe that only an utter FOOL would have any “confidence”, and the only utter fools are in Brussels and certain other centres of power in Europe. LEAVE THE PLEBS OUT OF THIS. We’ll have “confidence” when our rulers and masters stop pissing about and we can see more money coming in and more to the point KEEP more of it to spend and/or save.

Until then, you can stuff your repeated whinges about our “lack of confidence”.

 
 

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Gaddafi and “Human Rights”

So much complete bollocks has been spouted about this Libyan campaign, among the best of which was:

“Gaddafi may have more supporters than we think.”

Really? Wherever they had the chance they rose up in their tens of thousands except in the last, futile, self-destructive death-throes of the Neo-Nazi thugs of Sirte. In this last senseless act alone Gaddafi was reponsible for thousands of people being maimed, killed or merely scarred for life. Tripoli was supposed to be his stronghold, yet fell like a pack of cards.

Dictators always seem to have plenty of support until the people are QUITE
CERTAIN they are quite dead. Otherwise, it’s TERROR, not something the
unintelligentsia know a lot about from their comfy sitting-rooms.


“The west is only after the oil.” 

Libyans would have had MORE of the oil profits had they been ruled by the west than they got from Gaddafi, Chief of yet another venal, kleptomaniac family gang of psychopaths and mass-murderers. As it happens, the entire country remains in Libyan hands to do as they like with their oil. As of course happened in Kosovo – oops …. they haven’t got any … forgot ….

Oh, and Western firms have very few oil contracts with Iraq.


“Gaddafi’s death stains the new government.”

He was captured and killed by partisans who had seen their towns and fellow-citizens indiscriminatedly blown up, maimed, losing limbs, being kidnapped, tortured, mutilated and killed. What the PARTISANS did to Gaddafi has  NOTHING TO DO with the new government’s attitude nor ANYTHING to do with how the future of Libya will develop. It was in one sense regrettable, but on the other hand it’s THEIR COUNTRY as we keep being told and “There but for the Grace of God go I.” I remember Person X threatening Person Y with GBH simply for mentioning his children. Imagine then how you’d feel if this fascist scum had been responsible for one of them being tortured and killed, another having their arms blown off and another having simply disappeared never to be seen again? Gaddafi got off lightly. Only a total pratt would regret his passing, even in the circumstances of it.

This was a people’s revolution, not that those fatuous clowns Castro and Chavez would understand what THAT was. Oh, I forgot Mugabe, the other great critic of Western action – along of course with the world’s number 1 supporter of the Cuban totalitarian regime.


Gaddafi and his “human rights”?

ANY system of law is based on value judgements. Everyone is entitled to theirs. Some may consider Goering should never have been hanged, since they don’t believe in CP. I am not among this bunch of self-righteous, high-minded superior beings. (as they seem to see themselves; the rest of us habitually getting it in the neck for daring to have a contrary view).

As for dictators, when they assume that role they leave humanity. It is a conscious choice they make when they refuse to subject themselves to democratic control. “Rats” in comparison are wondrous; innocent creatures, seeking only to survive and never harming their own species. Gaddafi fell far below the standard of a rat, which is rather ironic. The suffering and misery dictators cause to so many over so long is so appalling that they cease to be human. This is MY value judgement and I am entitled to it. The whinging of his odious wife (with her reputed 20 tons of the Libyan people’s gold salted away safely in some other despotic African country) about the lack of human rights in his death is surreally hilarious. When over FORTY-TWO years did he give a toss about anyone’s “human rights.”? Hundreds of thousands of people have had their lives destroyed by that man. His end was no more than he deserved or than could have been expected from the raw young men whom he had called ”rats” and tried to destroy, including through starvation.

If my principle of dictators leaving humanity were enshrined in the UN Charter, we might get fewer of these scum destroying people’s lives. I hope that Assad of Syria watched every sodding image of Gaddafi’s last moments.

“By killing him we are as bad as he was.”

A) We didn’t kill him; “his” people did.

B) This statement often launched by the PC unintelligentsia with withering sneers is of course stupid. We who believe in CP could ONLY be “as bad as him” had we for FORTY-TWO years ALSO murdered, maimed and oppressed an entire nation. WE HAVEN’T. We ensured the demise of the person who did, which would not have happened had the PC unintelligentsia been in charge.

Well done NATO

Plenty of the unintelligentsia who have played their part in leading the world to chaos have spent the last six months whingeing and sniding at every opportunity while the Libyan people set about liberating their country, with massive help from NATO in the same way that the American settlers got help from France to free themselves from English rule. I wonder if the unintelligentsia of that time also whinged and whined about “foreign interference”.

Well done Sarko – your air force’s destruction of Gaddafi fascist tanks outside Benghazi was the launchpad for this wonderful action. You can tell it’s a great moral achievement by the fact that Castro, Chavez and Mugabe – and others closer to home – are STILL whinging on in their regret at this hideous monster’s passing.

Libya now has some hope. Before it had NO hope. I for one rejoice. It may not turn out “right” – the country has been brutalised for four decades, but they now have HOPE. They KNOW what a dictatorship is and will certainly want to avoid another one.

Meanwhile in England, the Prime Minister who played his part in liberating one country so that it could enjoy free speech is now trying to “crush a backbench rebellion” in an effort to suppress it. So far he has resisted the temptation to call his rebels “rats”.

YOU COULDN’T MAKE IT UP.

 
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Posted by on October 23, 2011 in Core Thought, Politics

 

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Le Prix de la Liberté

Le prix est toujours TRES élevé. Il a fallu la misère pendant une demi-décennie partout au monde et la destruction de l’Europe – (sauf pour Paris, qui a pu l’éviter grâce aux abominables Anglo-Saxons) –  pour se débarrasser de Hitler. C’est pourquoi ceux qui reculent devant la destruction quand il s’agit de combattre la tyrannie vivent dans un monde d’Alice-in-Wonderland. Il faut d’enormes sacrifices pour gagner sa liberté – malheureusement. Mais c’est toujours comme cela – regardez la Syrie, l’Iraq, le Kosovo – les révolutions russes, françaises …. et souvent une tyrannie ne fait que remplacer une autre. Je suis plus optimiste pour la Libye:

A) c’est un pays riche, mais dont la richesse a été pillée par une famille kleptomane pendant 4 décennies (ce nous rappelle des pays en Afrique, non?)

B) Le pouvoir a été saisi vraiment par LE PEUPLE, pas un général à la Gaddafi en non plus par un seul “tribe” ou faction politique ou religieuse et

C) Le peuble Libyen CONNAIT la dictature et ne va pas en accepter une autre facilement.

VIVE LA LIBYE ET SES BRAVES JEUNES QUI ONT SAISI LEUR LIBERTE dans leurs bras, au début sans armes, sans soutien et MERCI L’OTAN pour – encore une fois – avoir soutenu la liberté et combattu la tyrannie.

L’histoire va marquer l’attaque de l’armée de l’air française contre les chars qui venaient écraser Benghazi comme un grand tournant. Je n’aime pas trop Sarkozy en général, pais pour cette action sa place dans l’histoire du combat pour la liberté est confirmée et le le salue.

VIVE LA FRANCE, et HONTE aux pays africains
qui ont soutenu Gaddafi, Mugabe, et les autres tyrans du Continent.

 
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Posted by on October 23, 2011 in Core Thought, European Union, Politics

 

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The Frankenstein Monster

William Hague on the EU membership vote: We won’t leave Europe,
but it won’t rule us.

For Pete’s sake William!!

A) “Negotiation” doesn’t GET us anywhere; the nonsenses, the corruption, the fraud, the lack of accounts, the project to build a United States of Europe keep ROLLING ON. TELL US when something the EU did was ever reversed! Maybe the euro will be an exception, but surely a brief pause in the juggernaut.

B) We DON’T “negotiate” – we always give in. Labour’s Darling signed away BILLIONS after losing the last election but before you lot took over! UNBELIEVABLE. Anyway, how do you “negotiate” when venal idiots always outvote you?

The EU is fundamentally corrupt by its very nature. Almost all of those employed in it have a MASSIVE vested interest in keeping the gravy-train rolling.  Daniel Hannan is a notable exception, but these people are swamped by the party hacks and cronies who do  NOT represent their electors. It is a monster that has escaped its Frankenstein. How else do you explain that there are TWO Presidents, BOTH earning nearly TWICE what national leaders earn?

What on EARTH is Ms Ashton doing there in charge of SIX BILLION EUROS WORTH OF DIPLOMATIC NONSENSE?

People like me are europhiles, but the EU has gone too far. It has to be FUNDAMENTALLY changed.

 
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Posted by on October 22, 2011 in European Union

 

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