My attention was caught by this news item published on the BBC wesbite. Personally I have no objection to payment of money, sourced from the taxpayer, when it is used to care for those disabled, elderly and vulnerable members of our society. Digressing slightly, I do question the necessity of paying the wages of these people to 'administer' the payment of the Independent Living Fund (ILF) - scroll through the entire 5 pages.
What I do object to even more is having public money wasted on schemes to implement the by-products of an unproven science. Witness:
1. £18billion a year - and every year until 2050 - as a result of the Climate Change Act.
2. Use of taxpayer's money to fund the buying choice of people who, it would appear, either have no brains or simply wish to be different. If they wish to become noticeable through their idiocy then that is their choice - and they can fund their choice in its entirety!
3. A government minister, sitting in his diesel powered Jaguar, prattling on about the benefits of cars with limited distance use, long recharging and therefore of limited use.
4. The scrapping of a scheme (ILF) which equates to just 8 days payments to the European Union, the membership of which we are denied a voice, leaving our own people denied the basic necessities which they need in order to have even the resemblance of a normal life.
I am likewise incandescent about the rape of our constitution and the blatant lying of our political masters. I have posted previously about the fact that, at the May 2010 election, the electorate were informed that a recall system of MPs would be available to constituents only to find that the House of Commons will decide whether that can take place. Now we find that whilst we were also promised the ability to hold local referendums, it is stated, under clause 52 (8) of the Localism Bill, that the result of any referendum does not have to be honoured:
"If the partner authority decides to take no steps to give effect to the result of the referendum, it must publish that decision in such manner as it thinks appropriate together with the reasons for that decision."
The important clauses of this bill, covering local referendums, are clauses 39-52 and it also transpires that if you live within a District Council, then that District Council cannot hold the referendum and that it must be passed to the County Council to action. In deciding that local authorities can disregard the wishes of the people in a referendum, they have obviously taken a leaf out of their master's book, who disregarded referendum results in France, Holland and Ireland!
I am also a tad annoyed that after having visited the surgery of my local Member of Parliament (who presently bestrides the nation pretending to be Kim Jong-Il III) two months later I am still waiting a satisfactory response to my queries.
The present political elite appear extremely concerned about the student riots - as well they should be. It is often said that adults can teach children a lesson - and by God, when we adults do eventually take to the streets the