Disgusting! No warning given that I would awaken to such a sight! Disgusting! Who sent this mess to us here? It's a disgrace! Thick snow all over the place and no reason for it. Horrid! Naturally the nation has crawled to a halt, not counting those who skidded of the road of course. People will ask questions as they always do, "Why are we not prepared? Why does this happen? What is to be done?" Daft people waste time answering such folks. It's winter, that's why! I'm moving to Australia where it never snows or rains! How delightful!
The smug face of Chancellor George shows how satisfied he is after announcing he is once more taking from the poor and giving to the rich! That will please the 'Daily Mail' readers. His plan is simple, reduce the money offered to those on benefits, and tax the rich. However the tax is not a tax, just fiddling with the terms enabling the richer types to benefit while real cuts affect the poorest and disabled. Our beloved Chancellor will be planning a holiday like last years (£10,000 ski holiday if I remember right) while his rich friends ask their accountants to fix their tax returns in a manner worthy of their huge wages. Those on £67 a week like I once was will be happily wondering how to pay the heating bills.
The Conservative lie is a simple one. Based as you know on the idea of telling a lie over and over again until it is accepted as truth. Thus the 'Daily Mail' and 'Telegraph' fill their pages with tales of scrounging lazy types, always working class, who refuse to work and receive huge handouts. It can be exaggerated to the nth degree if the recipient is a black immigrant. This tells those that still have a job, and they do exist, that they keep the scroungers in luxury. In no time at all resentment builds up and wallah! Votes for the Conservative Party! Maths tells a different story. As mentioned many times before the unemployment figures stand at around two and a half million, job vacancies number around four hundred thousand, therefore it is not folks scrounging it is a lack of jobs. Create a million or two jobs and most people will rush to take one. However that is difficult, and indeed almost impossible to achieve during the depression so the Tories encourage disunity by blaming the lazy, the immigrants and anyone who fits their bill. The reader of the right wing press wants to believe he is working to keep everyone else well fed but will soon change his mind - on the day his company collapses!
George satisfies the middle class right wing reader while taking from them and giving to those at the top, his type of person. Since Thatcher this has gone on, attacking the poorest and feeding the richest. The so called Labour government, who's leader made around twenty or thirty millions in recent years and has a very complicated tax dodging system going for him, claimed things were going to get better, and they did for him! Now we have the worst government I can remember, shored up by the Lib-Dem 'fag,' and little hope of change while the world around us collapses, except for the top level of course.
I'm so glad I trust in Jesus who never failed me through that horrible time. Maybe this will cause others to do the same. Things can only get worse for the next few years, not better and there is none who can lead us out of this.
On the other hand there is of course that 'British pluck' that sees black humour (a phrase banned by Rotherham council I believe) in every situation. Some kids must have been out early today and made the most of the horrid, disgusting, foul snow to leave us these two creatures. Hopefully not fashioned on the parents! I am better prepared for the next snowfall, I bought a brush to remove the horrid stuff from the pathway today. For years we have struggled without one because it was not worth buying (and a £2.99 that's a lot of money for me to spend) and naturally by the time I got home the horrid stuff was turning to slush and has gone. Bah!