Thursday, 7 April 2016

A Fool & His Money...




There is only limited coverage of the immigration crisis these days.  The right wing media, which in the UK is almost all of the media, is more concerned with ‘Brexit,’ that is the referendum vote concerning the UK’s membership of the EU.  David Cameron, who you will sadly recall is Prime Minister, has decided to send each and every one of us a 14 page document telling us why we need to remain part of the EU.  This is indeed one of the PM’s ‘PR stunts’ and dwelling on all the previous ones I suggest this one will fail as badly as they.
Indeed spending some £9 million on this can be considered upsetting to those like George Osborne the Chancellor who believe in ‘austerity,’ that is spending nothing on the people unless there is something in it for us.  Of course the ‘Brexit’ lobby are up in arms.  They see this as a biased one sided document so unlike the thin bits of paper they have been sliding under our doors recently.  The thin bits of paper reflect the Brexit lobby have not got £9 million of government money to put their own biased view over to the public.
Having watched the Scottish referendum and the abuse of democracy noted there can these people, who participated happily in that bias, now object to seeing the same used against themselves?  Tsk!
The immigrants?  They are still in the mess where they were left but are not 'newsworthy' at the moment.  Don't worry they will return when some editor decides he can make use of them.

The only other matter to fill the pages is the not very surprising news that rich people have been hiding their millions in tax dodging Panama banks.  The leak of millions of pages detailing famous peoples cash reserves in one sense does not surprise, the only question is how many have not been named by the media who have seen the papers?  These folks often forget to name all the names, especially if they are their bosses.  
Our favourite PR stuntman is once again involved.  His father, now deceased, placed a great deal of money there, David claims not to have earned a penny from this.  He forgot to mention his mother (who lost her job with Oxford Council because of David’s cuts) his mother has money in another tax haven which he will benefit from when she goes. Now David has admitted he sold such shares when he became PM for a mere £30,000 and paid tax, he claims, and has no other tax dodging to speak off.
Hmmm we will see in due course.


What is it that such people get from their money?  What can you do with umpteen millions?  You by houses, you care for friends and family and then what?  Do a deal to get another ten million?  Every so often we read of people doing just this and always ensuring they pay the least tax on their cash.  If they paid tax would it hurt them?  Paying £2 million tax and having a mere £18 million left to spend, would this hurt much?  How can you spend such amounts? 
Money is required but we put inordinate trust in money.  By having loads we can never be hurt, at least that is the idea.  However it fails all too often.  The recent crash cost many their homes as they spent too much and had too little to cover the loss.  This was caused not by buying homes required but homes and cars they wanted rather than needed.  Some lost everything. 
One man has won £35 million on the Lottery, I hope he keeps his mouth shut!  The media will follow him for ever now if he admits his cash.  So will many chancers after their share.  The clever man will buy what he needs wisely and make sensible use of the rest, keeping quiet about it all the way.




8 comments:

Lee said...

Everything old is new again...as is the news.

the fly in the web said...

Bring back lamp posts and put them to proper use....

carol said...

Indeed I won't be telling anyone when I find my missing unicorn.

Lady Di Tn said...

We only hear what they want us to know and not what we need to know. It would take me several lifetimes to spend that kind of money. I need not worry as I have only one and my funds would be almost enough to run a piss ant motor bike around a bee bee. Peace

Adullamite said...

Lee, We are not old again.

Carol, I hope not!

Lady, I could spend that much in a lifetime...

Adullamite said...

Fly, I'm afraid today's lampposts would not be strong enough.

Jenny Woolf said...

I agree with you about the lottery. I often plan what I will do when I win, and keeping quiet about it is one of the main things. OTOH it's a pity to waste it isn't it. I like to think I'd be doing lots of good behind the scenes, a mystery donor or even a fairy godmother. Well, becoming a fairy godmother is about as likely as winning the lottery so please allow me my little dreams.

I love the poster of the unicorn!

Adullamite said...

Jenny, The winner of £35 million recently has kept quiet, well done him!
I wonder what his address is...?