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The PalArse of Westminster

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Exposing the hypocrisy, greed and incompetence of our "respected" elected political "elite".

Wednesday, 30 November 2022

Kate Bingham Nails It - No Lessons Learned Whatsoever!


 

Former vaccine procurement boss Kate Bingham gave an interview to Stefanie Bolzen of Die Welt

She said Britain “seems to have lost its leadership approach” on vaccine research, manufacturing and procurement. 

In 2020 we were clearly world leading. But the U.K. went back to business as usual.”

This doesn't just apply to vaccines and diseases, but more or less everything that the state sticks its nose into. Nothing in this country actually works properly, and when the state tries to tinker it simply makes things worse.

That is not just a failing of the politicians, but the civil service and other state organisations that the state funds with our taxes!

Monday, 28 November 2022

Giving Up The Day Job - 12 - 11 Tory vs Labour

 

Thursday, 24 November 2022

Neanderthal Emerges From 50 Year Coma


 

A Neanderthal, who has been in a coma since 1972, has just come round.

Sadly, for him, his world no longer exists. Ironically, many middle class people are well pissed off with the government as well.

Wednesday, 23 November 2022

Supreme Court Nixes Sturgeon's Referendum


 

The Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that the Scottish Parliament cannot hold another independence referendum without Westminster’s approval.

Friday, 18 November 2022

Schroedinger's Fuel Duty Rise

 


Thursday, 17 November 2022

Face Into The Storm


 

Chancellor Hunt will give his Autumn Statement (Budget) in the next few minutes. In it he will tell us we are to "face into the storm", and outline spending cuts and tax rises that will amount to around £54BN.

There is a catch, many of these cuts/rises are set to come about over a five year period. The next election will be held within two years; as such, many of these cuts/tax rises may well never see the light of day!

Wednesday, 16 November 2022

SAGE Mark II - The OBR


 

During the pandemic the government allowed itself to become prisoner of SAGE, and based its response (lockdowns which wrecked the economy) on the dire forecasts of SAGE.

As we came to learn, forecasts (especially SAGE forecasts) were based on assumptions and variables that if tweaked, would produce totally different outcomes. Sadly the government lost its balls, and allowed policy to be dictated by SAGE and the hysterical media (egged on by SAGE).

Unfortunately the government is about to make the same mistake, this time financially; by slavishly following the forecasts of the OBR (set by by Brown). The OBR have forecast a whopping black hole of approximately £50BN. Yet the OBR has a track record of being wrong.

Given that the economy was wrecked by the SAGE dictated lockdowns, and has been further pummelled by Putin, it is hardly surprising that things are not as they could be. However, as with SAGE, if you tweak the assumptions and variables within the OBR forecasts the black hole can be made to almost disappear. 

To raise taxes when we are heading into recession is going to make matters worse. The government needs to grow a pair, and stand up to the OBR.