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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Bank Bonuses

Can anybody explain to me that if we the British taxpayer own 84% of RBS and therefore have a controlling interest in the bank, then how come we have no say in stopping the bonuses that are about to be paid. I don't agree with these bonuses and I suspect that neither do the majority of tax payers. The Government is failing us in this as in every other way.

The Luton Five

So these gentlemen were fined £500 each and given a two year suspended sentence for public order offences. The judge said they had the right to protest but not to insult the returning soldiers or the people of Luton. They came out of court with no remorse what so ever saying that British troops should get out of their country. If their country is so good why don't they ....off back there?

The trouble is our spineless government is more liable to ban home coming marches for being a provocative act than to do anything about these people.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

My published book, The Catalytic Programme

The Catalytic Programme The Catalytic Programme by Terry Callister


My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is my first published novel, if you like a thriller with plenty of twists and turns in the plot, plus a bit of romance I believe you will enjoy this.

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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Brown survives again.

Members of the Labour party must either be extremely blind, extremely stupid or totally gutless. The proposed secret ballot was probably their last chance to get rid of the unelected, despised leader foisted on the British electorate. They might have stood a small chance of winning with a new leader with GB they stand no chance and they can't seeit or are too busy protecting their jobs. Pity most of them will be out of work after the election, but even that's not true, there are nice cushy jobs in Europe waiting for most of them isn't there.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Winter weather and politics.

So Britain is in the grip of the worst winter weather in years. On the news they interviewed some British pensioners who have to decide whether to eat or put the heating on and yet our illustrious leader Gordon Brown backed up by David Cameron pledges billions of our money to developing countries. I make no apologies for saying charity begins at home. How can you give our money away knowing that British oensions are amongst the worst in the EU.
It strikes me that our leaders are more concerned about how they appear on the world stage than for the electorate. Or are they just hedging their bets for a nice cushy well paid job in Europe once they are chucked out of parliament. Can't go upsetting the Europhiles now can we!!!!!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Electioneering

Day four of the New Year and already I've come to the conclusion that you won't be able to believe a single word any politician tells us.

Wouldn't it be good to have a complete change of leadership from the big two parties, I think the country needs it.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Iranian Conncections

Don't you think it's strange that some disenfrachised Revolutionary Guard pops up on our TV screens saying that the kidnap of Peter Morre had their fingerprints all over it. I have not heard one shred of evidence being put forward to support this man's claims. Is this the sort of hearsay and speculation the worlds' intelligence services use to justify further action or is this all a put up job to justify future action?

It makes you wonder or am I just being paranoid?

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Another good book or two.

Under the Eagle (Eagle, #1) Under the Eagle by Simon Scarrow


My rating: 5 of 5 stars
An excellent book, I've read up to book 6 of the "Eagle" series and can thoroughly recommend them. There's a fair bit of Roman history plus a good yarn. This first book reminds me of "Full Metal Jacket" set in 42 BC. Very enjoyable indeed.

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Famous Sayings by Gordon Brown 1

"THERE WILLBE NO MORE BOOM AND BUST"

Yea right on.

I just hope the electorate remembers this when the time comes.

The Foreign Secretary

I see David Milliband was very quick to milk the kudos for the release of Peter Moore from his captors. Then it turns out it had very little if anything to do with the Foreign Office. It seems that the political wing of group holding Peter want to get some of the action in the upcoming Iraq elections so had to divest themselves of this computer expert. Glad he's free and my sincere condolences to the families of the men not coming home.

I think it is shameful that The Foreign Secretary tried to score points over this, the trouble is when you are a Minister in a failed government you have to try everything to look good in the eys of the electorate.

F1 - 2010

I'm really looking forward to next year's Formula 1 Championship. Michael Schumaker is back and love him or hate him you know he's going to make it interesting. He will give us a measure of how good the current drop of drivers really are. Lets hope all the leading drivers have fully competitive cars from the start of the season and the new rules make overtaking easier.
And good to see the British round at Silverstone is safe for a few more years. I can't imagine F1 without a British round, I can remember when there was even a European round held at Brands Hatch, two rounds in Britain in the same year.

Friday, January 1, 2010

My favourite book of all time.

Bomber Bomber by Len Deighton


My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book is without any doubt my favourite book of all time. I must have read it ten times. It describes a bombing raid on 31 June during WWII from every perspective. Len Deighton does his research so you know that what he describes could have happened. Excellent I'd recommend "Bomber" to anybody.
It is a fitting tribute to the 56,000 men of Bomber Command who lost their lives during WWII as well as a condemnation of the futility of war.

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Worries over Iran

Isn't it great news that Peter Moore has been released from his captors two and a half years after being taken prisoner from Baghdad. However I am very worried over the speculation that he was held captive in Iran. I think this needs to be viewed with a very watchful eye. Seems to me that the "Intelligence Services" are preparing the ground for the future, if you know what I mean. Remember the WMD in Irak, err what weapons of mass destruction?

January 1st 2010. Dawn of a New Era

There will be a General Election in the UK this year, probably in May. At last the country will be able to oust its unelected Prime Minister with his penchant for stretching the truth to incredibale limits. Remember his oft repeated statement that Britain is best placed of all the countries to see out the recession. It now transpires that of all the G20 nations, the worlds richest 2o countries, Britain is the only one still in recession. At best this was misleading at worst an outright lie. What chance does the man in the street have?