Just when you think you have heard it all before, along comes a supposedly intelligent individual and knocks you for six.
Michael Hesletine was once the Deputy Prime Minister of the UK and darling of the Conservative Party. Dubbed Tarzan for his "looks" he looked set for glory. That is until he fell from grace. He challenged Maragaret Thatcher for leadership of the UK and lost. His challenge however had an impact, and Maggie was soon out of the door. The final nail in Michael's political coffin was the Westlands affair.
One of the many Tory millionaires, although in his case it is claimed this was self made, he continues be interviewed on UK TV political programs. Today it has been reported that he has said, the public have "no idea" about the potential impact a Euro collapse would have on the UK.
Yes that's right Mr Heseltine we are all idiots. If we were not we would stop voting people such as yourself into positions of power. After all, all of YOU know so much more than us. It shows in the current state of the world and global economies. Politicians have taken us to war at a heavy financial and individual cost and for what? You tell me.
So the world is a safer place? The World has never been at such a critical point in all of its history. Famine, conflict, violent unrest, oppression, class divides, environmental damage, riots, protests, self serving politicians and more.
ires sadly all of this whilst many politicians of the world posture, debate and on the whole self serve.
Watching Democrats and Republicans chatter on about their deficit committee proves the point. Republicans are more committed to ensuring that Obama only has one term of office than coming together in a spirit of unity. Democrats want to serve either their own ends or that of their mandate to govern which means compromise is not on the cards.
They touched on the mess that Europe is in right now and stressed that they want to move away from Europe and make sure that America's finances do not go the same way. Of course, America did not have an ally wanting them to follow along into a silly war, or two, did they. They were the instigators this time. We in the UK were simply the sheep who followed along. And we are still there as the UK death toll continues to mount.
Our "special" relationship with America is balderdash. They may have come into World War Two but that is a whole different game. They did not experience six years plus of war with nightly bombing raids taking their toll. They entered when there was no alternative and their presence was necessary for World peace. Is that what has happened now? I don't think so.
Heseltine has also shown that he would approve of a Franco German domination of the Eurozone. Yes this will stick in the throats of all of us idiots in the UK. Apparently he believes that "Franco-German "determination" will secure the euro's future and pave the way for Britain to sign up". Yippee. The majority of the people do not want to sign up. Perhaps the 1% do.
Is there little wonder that a UK EU referendum was kicked out of the ball park. UK Politicians of all persuasions seem to have a desire to keep us throwing good money after bad at the Eurozone. Deals behind closed doors however could mean that ultimately only the strong economies of Europe join forces.
Being an idiot Heseltine's words opened a myriad of thoughts in my pathetic brain. It is shame that it will not do the same to the brains of the 1% of the UK.
He told the BBC politics show, "I think we will join the euro. I think the chances are the euro will survive because the determination, particularly of the French and the Germans, is to maintain the coherence that they have created in Europe. Now they have got a hell of a problem, let's be frank about it, but my guess is that they will find a way through. I hope they will because the downside for the British economy of the euro going under is catastrophic. People have no idea of the scale of money British banks are owed by European banks. If the European banks start going it will be our banks that are on the line, our government on the line."
Well we may not know the actual figures but I think we can guess at the scale. That is the scale of the mess that successive politicians have made of the EU. Why should we trust them to create a better community? They have a poor track record after all.
Perhaps they will be as usual intent on feathering their own nests and protecting their assets. Maybe they should have managed our membership more professionally in the first place.
This week the UK sold one of its failing banks to Richard Branson, for a "song". The UK taxpayer had forked out huge sums of money to save this bank. The sale will add loss upon loss.
Eileen Kersey manages TEK Staff Blog