The UK government must be living on the moon already. They continue to squeeze the last bit of air and blood out of the people and then say DON'T PANIC.
Let's face it a car nowadays is no longer a luxury but more a necessity. Bosses don't take it lightly any more when you turn up 10 or 20 minutes late for work because youhave missed the bus or it went slow.
These days it is nothing but instant dismissal or if you are lucky to have an 'understanding' boss a last warning, when you arrive late for work.
Have the government got any clue how mothers are often dashing about to get their housework, shopping, dropping off the kids and collecting them from school all completed in the shortest time possible.
NO THEY HAVEN'T GOT A CLUE but telling us don't panic.
Instead of handing this great brain wave out why don't they sit down and solve the situation? It is they who have the power to do so but oh no, as once before, David Cameron stated at another situation about the EU - Crisis what crisis?
Most probably it seems again like that because with his fat income and everything provided for him, he wouldn't have a clue about real life.
THEY DEFINITELY LIVE ON THE MOON ALREADY.
During his recent visit to Washington Cameron himself stated in his speech that he would not dare mention the petrol prices in the UK. Then he calmly came back, accepted a budget which wasn't here or there and three days later UK petrol prices went up even further to £1.40 a litre.
It is not only that but this price will reflect on transport costs, food prices and so on. People were already pushed against the wall and didn't know how and where to turn to.
But, of course, the fat cats tax was reduced from 50p to 45p. Apparently the bonuses had been brought forward so they won't lose more when the tax reduction starts on 1 April. Multi-Millionaire Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt refuses to state whether he pays the 50p tax on his £900,000.
I thought David Cameron promised TRANSPARENCY. I must have misunderstood
WELL, LET'S HOPE UK VOTERS REMEMBER THIS TIME WHAT THEY ARE LIKE.
UK petrol prices have been criticised for many months,especially since they climbed to 130p per litre but now, three days after the UK Coalition government's glorious budget, they have reached the dizzying heights of 140p per litre for petrol and 146p per litre for diesel. These prices are the highest ever in the UK for these fuels.
.WHAT ARE THEY THINKING OFF -- IF AT ALL
That this price hike will bring more hardship to people in the UK is to say the least. It will also bring mass unemployment.
For a start the average person in the UK will think that it is not worthwhile to spend that kind of money every week going to work for a pittance,when they get the same money or more on benefit. Then again this government has savaged unemployment benefit so maybe they will have to suck it and see. When people are at work, especially women, they will have to pay these sky high petrol prices as well as childcare, plus buy more or better clothes, plus, plus, plus. The list is endless.
Think using public transport will be a better option? Think again. Transport was de-regulated by a previous Tory government. With no regulation and galloping fuel prices expect ticket fares to increase. If you have to commute to work you will be sunk.
If you take all such outgoings from your wage or salary it might not look worthwhile bothering to work.Furthermore, petrol prices reflect in the price of goods, food and clothes. Of course the supermarket will not add just those few pennies extra but will no doubt add even more on .
So those prices go up as well.
Years ago some Economists stated that UK petrol prices would reach 150p. For a start, how could they have known this about three or four years ago at least?
It does begin slowly to make me think that the current situation was all carved out long ago. The government just keeps pushing until the bubble bursts.
It was also forecast that 2013 and 2014 will be a very critical time financially. Only during 2015 will it start to get better. 2016 will be a good if not a boom year. They must have planned this all out. No way can they predict it all without having their fingers well in on the button.Of course come 2015 the UK will be facing a General Election. If things start to improve then the current government will be hoping that people forget their earlier wrong doings and re-elect them to office. Make sure you have a long memory.
Before then watch out for August 2012 in the UK. The already announced Government tax duty increase on fuel is set to go ahead. This will increase the price even further.Is Chancellor Osborne nuts?
David Beckham, currently playing for the Los Angeles Galaxy, is hoping to be included in the London 2012 England Sqad. Beckham s stated that he told Team GB boss Stuart Pearce that he would like to be considered for the sqad. He is currently on the stand-by list. David Beckham is very patriotic and since the Olympics is to held in his country he would love to be part of it. David said: "For myself to be involved it would huge. Being from the East End of London where the Olympics is held, would be even more special."
Olympic rules require that a player must be 23 or younger, however each team may have three players older than 23. Brazil has already named their squad. which include Ronaldinho and Chelsea's David Luiz. So far the FA called 279 players for their availability. The players expressed interest were Liverpool' Joe Cole, who is on loan to French club at Lille, Tottenham Gareth Bale and Chelsea Josh McEachran on loan at Swansea.
David Beckham has had a huge career in both the English Premier League and Internationally. Beckham has made 115 appearances for England to date and an Olympics would certainly be a feather in his cap.
Beckham said he is always proud to represent his country, whether it be the Olympics, European Championships or friendly. He said he will work hard to keep himself fit and hopes to be selected. Despite his reputation, Beckham may have a difficult road to follow at the age of 36.
During the visit to Washington last week, Mr Cameron declared and felt it very important that the Afghan plans would not be changed. This statement was made while very courageous sitting in the luxury seats at the White House, while soldiers are fighting in dust and heat of Afghanistan. Soldiers are constantly subjected to attacks and improvised explosive devices (IEDs), causing death and life crippling injuries. Even Prince Harry and Prince William had the courage to train and and serve on the front lines. Had the Prime Minister served on the front lines, it would be a very different Prime Minister coming back from the battle zone.
President Karzai delivered a demand that NATO forces be withdrawn from rural areas and villages. Karzi delivered that message publicly while Defence Secretary, Leon Panetta was visiting Kabul. Whether this demand will be for the better or worst, remains to be seen, but after all it is their country, whether the USA and UK like it or not.
Some information has also leaked that the troops are not there to fight the Taliban, but to protect the interest of the copper mines for the Chinese. As they say were there is a rumour there is always some truth in it. I wouldn't be surprised if that is the real reason. Furthermore, the loyalty of the Afghan government towards NATO and Western governments is debatable. The fact that they released hundreds of prisoners, including top Talibans chieftains points to the opposite.
Why is the West so anxious to carry on fighting and losing soldiers every week in the so-called best army in the world? Citizens of the USA and UK are demanding to bring the troops home, because it is a fight that cannot be won, not unlike Vietnam and Korea. History is supposed to be there to learn from it.
Is it a surprise that David Cameron visited his buddies and had lunch with them? No. What is a surprise though was that they were from the scandalous Goldman Sachs. After that great scandal it was expected that they would face criminal charges or at least be closed down. Nothing like that at all though. They are still trading and flourishing.
The investment bank was in a new scandal this week when one executive managed to keep his dignity and resigned. Greg Smith had his resignation letter printed in the New York Times stating that his colleagues were "ripping off clients" and calling them ‘Muppets’.
But our great UK Prime Minister David Cameron still went and had lunch with Goldman’s chief executive and chairman Lloyd Blackfein and his friends.
When $2billion were wiped off the Wall Street giant share value it started a great uproar but as time went by it died down. That is what these giants always count on. With that trick they always get away no matter what scandal they create.
It has been whispered that the Eurozone crisis and credit crunch was orchestrated by powerful men like those at Goldman Sachs. Many with enormous power have links to Goldman Sachs.
Surprisingly the head of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi is a former high ranking executive of Goldman Sachs. Mario Monti the new Prime Minister of Italy was an international adviser to Goldman Sachs. Lucas Papademos the new PM of Greece was a top man in the European Central Bank and manoeuvred Greece into the Euro. Michael Hintze a billionaire of a hedge fund worked for Goldman Sachs in several senior roles. He is also the number one financial backer to the UK Conservative Party. Gavin Davies previously held a position as head of the economics at Goldman Sachs and is a donor to the Labour Party. His wife worked for Gordon Brown. Sam Cameron wife of David Cameron worked for Goldman Sachs executive Mike Sherwood after he led a buy-out consortium in 2005. Former Goldman partner Sebastian Gregg is a confidant of the Prime Minister David Cameron. Their friendship started at Eton and continued at Oxford University and they were part of the infamous Bullingdon’s Club. Ex-Goldman chairman Richard Sharp was one of four City figures employed by Chancellor George Osborne to start the brutal austerity drive of the Treasury.
And on it goes. Isn’t that an eye opener and don’t they know how to gather together to ride us into disaster. Yet nobody is there to stop Goldman Sachs even after all these scandals which devastate ordinary people’s life.
David Cameron, the people he associates with and also employs at 10 Downing Street are the worst kind and incredible. He only admits it when one of his employers is caught out but then he merrily carries on. This is not good enough. David Cameron knows very well their background. People like Andy Coulson who was in court in 2007 for phone hacking. Yet Mr Cameron employed him in 10 Downing Street as Head of Communication. Talk about putting the cat amongst the pigeons. Then there was Dr Fox the Head of MoD and so the string goes on.
Doesn't all of this speak for itself.
Mr Wenger stated that he will not sell Van Persie or any other player ever again to Manchester City. He stated further that he could write a book on transfer sagas. So many of his talented players were snapped up because they threw the money about. Arsenal even became almost a joke for providing Talents to Man City all the time.
He now puts a stop to any top player joining Man City and he thinks that Arsenal was very badly treated by them.Manchester City now pushed the weekly wages up to £250,000 which is absolutely lunacy. Therefore, many top players are tempted. Mr Wenger fought very hard to keep Nasri last summer but eventually he had to let him go. Mr Wenger is keeping the wages around £100,000 per week. He is offering van Persie a loyalty bonus of £5million and a wage of £120,000.in his new contract.
It is incredible to pay such high wages because Manchester City is huge debt. Yet, they put an offer of £71million on the table just to get him. Last summer there was almost an exodus at Arsenal. Mr Wenger is such a genius that he pays very young players nobody heard off and he develops them into super stars. It is an open secret and some of the players admit it themselves that when they leave they never be that quality again.Because of all that turmoil Arsenal do not win trophies. The moment he built up a super team they all come and trying to get the top players offering far more then they get just to get them. It always takes a good few seasons to built a good team up again.
The Amish people are the most peaceful and peace loving people on earth. Yet, even they are attacked at times. Attacks come from outsiders who know that the Amish will not retaliate and now there is splinter group from their own religion.
Now if they can't live in peace who can?
The attackers come in the night and drag the Amish out, cutting their hair. To explain why this is so disastrous for these people, it is that they will do cut their hair once they are married. The Amish follow the Bible literally and therefore stop cutting and shaving their hair after marriage. Therefore, it is very degrading for them to be attacked in such a way, because they are so deeply religious.
Why is the splinter group so hurtful?
If they want to break away fair enough but then go your own way and leave these people alone. The Amish religion has its roots in Swiss Anabaptists, dating back to 1683. They fled to America where they have taken the Bible literally now living very strict lives.
Many Amish people still speak German. According to their Bible teachings they stop cutting their hair after marriage but cut their moustache because it is a sign of the military. Children’s dolls have no faces because the Bible warns of false idols. The Amish do not play any musical instruments nor take photographs because the Bible warns of graven images.
Yet, people purposely go up to them and take photos just to harass them. It is so disgusting and disrespectful. The people who do this, mostly for a laugh, show themselves up as absolutely ignorant. There are several Amish sects and some of their people do accept rides in cars or use a refrigerator. On the whole though they do not use electricity, radios, TVs or cars. They still travel in their horse-drawn buggies.
When their children become 16 years of age they are encouraged to go out into the world and experience everything which they deny themselves in their community. This time is called Rumspringa and it ends when they are 18. Then the yougsters return, get baptised and live in the community.
Most Amish adults are farmers and it is said tat they possess a lot of land. They still wear the clothes of their forefathers and therefore are called the ‘plain people’. This is because they also shun coloured material. Although the police are more than willing to put a stop to these harassments they are hampered because the Amish do not easily name people or give information. That again is against their way of life. However, the police have managed to arrest men and hopefully these attacks will stop.
UK Diesel now costs a whooping £1.50 a litre, which will have a negative impact on hauliers. Once again there will be many smaller haulage companies going out of business, because of having to pass on the extra costs. Big haulage companies will also struggle. Eventually all of these higher costs will be reflected in the price of consumer goods.
Sooner or later people will start to buy less which will mean that more medium and small business will close their doors forever. It is even possible that people will look at these petrol prices and wonder if it is still worth their while going to work, after they take into account wages which may have also been cut. Some may feel that they would be just as well living on benefits rather than working. Surely the government must be aware of this snowball effect which will create more unemployment. At the same time we read of the tens of billions of pounds worth of profit the petrol companies continue to make. In times of austerity are such huge profits necessary?
Petrol prices rose to £1.36. For many cars are not a luxury any more but a necessity. Chancellor George Osborne already stated that there will not be any offer of help, as far as UK fuel prices go. He has also already hinted that there will not be any fuel tax reduction in the Budget this month. He pointed out that he has already frozen or cut fuel prices twice. So, what stops him from doing it again?
The coalition is always pointing out they would bring down unemployment and improve the economy if they could. Diesel and petrol prices are a very fundamental cost which will escalate right across the market. Labour stated that Chancellor Osborne could reduce the fuel cost by cutting the price of VAT at petrol stations. The Shadow Transport Minister John Woodcock said: "A temporary cut in VAT, which is part of Labour's five point plan for jobs and growth, would mean a drop of prices and make a difference to families."All of this really makes you wonder if the government does not realize that they are working towards inflation. All of their "wrong policies" will lead to an increase in inflation. Perhaps they, for some reason, are purposely working towards a hike in inflation. All this does not make sense any more and certainly will not improve the economy.