Monthly Archives: December 2009
2009 has been Gordon Brown’s annus horribilis (yes there is probably a Mandelchump joke in there) the financial saviour of the world could not save his own country, as the financial predictions of Brown and Darling were proved not only wrong, but so wide of the mark as to be laughable.
The scandal of MP’s expenses exploded in to the news courtesy of the Telegraph, and continues to cause massive tidal waves with today’s news that the Met Police have sent 2 further files on MP’s to the Crown Prosecution Service, making a total of 6 MPs and Lords in the frame. The expenses scandal initially reflected badly on the Government and Gorbals Mick the speaker, then backfired on Gordon Brown as he has had to pay back more money he should not have claimed.
The things claimed have verged from the ridiculous to fraud for non-existent mortgages, there will doubtless be some sacrificial lambs next year to satisfy the blood lust of voters rightly incensed over the abuse of taxpayers money by people they trusted.
The rising number of casualties in Afghanistan, the shortage of helicopters, equipment and funding blew up and did Brown, Ainsworth and Labour no favours.
Gordon Brown’s inability to admit there will have to be cuts in spending, the infamous 10% Tory cuts smear when government departments were preparing 20% cuts, 50% income tax and the resumption of class war and politics of envy have all failed to resonate with the public.
Then there was the slow motion car crash of the Labour party conference, the Sun pulling the plug on Labour support and Mandelson redefining the meaning of “Chump”. Read the rest of this entry
Hat tip and many thanks to David Forward at Tractor Stats for permission to use his artwork, if you haven’t seen Tractor Stats it’s well worth the visit.
One of the advantages of running a blog site, is that from time to time you can let rip about something you are not happy about; so today Aardvark is taking a break from political blogging to climb on his anthill to talk about the scandal of homeless ex-service people
This country has failed it’s service and women consistently, and without exception, in the aftermath of every war since we became a so-called modern nation.
A war comes along, we call on our people to fight, and when it’s over we turn our backs on them.
The blame can be attached to every government, be they Conservative, Labour or Liberal, they have all failed monumentally.
More people who saw combat in the Falklands War have committed suicide since the war ended, than were killed in the fighting.
Think about it for a moment, it’s not only a scandal, it’s far worse than that as hundred’s of human tragedies are acted out alone and in the pit of despair.
On the Veterans Aid screen under Donate there is the text “Help give a homeless veteran a bed for the night”; this makes Aardvark feel very ashamed to live in a country where this has happened for decades.
“You think after serving your time in the Army society will accept you,” he says, “but they don’t and no one helps.” Read the rest of this entry