Austerity Exposed

Austerity Exposed

SYRIZA logo

The SYRIZA party logo

At time of writing the Greek Syriza led coalition government has now got a chance to make history by kicking the bankers, who are represented by the European Central Bank (ECB), International Monetary Fund (IMF), and even the European Commission (EC). I can’t believe how they’re all ganging up on Greece trying to squeeze them for every last Eurocent they’ve got and I hope the Greek government will give them a good kicking! Enough is enough! If they fail to take this chance now, then I’m sure they’ll get another chance soon, though.

At this stage, I should tell you that if you don’t understand concepts such as bailouts in tranches, quantative easing, and government bonds, then don’t worry. The reason you don’t understand them is because they’re totally insane gobbledegook and crap!

Following on from “The Credit Crunch”, during the British general election campaign of 2010 we heard a lot about the concept of austerity, with politicians from Labour, the Conservatives, and the Lib Dems all agreeing to cut more than Thatcher. Austerity is now just another name for Thatcherism or neoliberalism, based on worthless fiat money (i.e. made or done, you HAVE been!), as well as paying back loans of this worthless money and interest on it.

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An old Bank of England £1 note

There were periods of austerity in the 20th century, such as in the 1930’s and World War II, as well as in the mid 1970s. I think these were caused by the bankers and their schemes, the same as today. During WWII, people were encouraged to cook animal organ parts called offal in ways which they wouldn’t previously have considered, but while this was going on there was a black market in items which were no longer available or strictly rationed, so the rich could still get what they wanted.

Of course, the strategy of cuts to public services in 2010-2015 didn’t work, because it was all a big con in the first place. There is no reason to continue with this policy anywhere in the World, including Britain, Greece, Spain, Ireland, Italy, or Portugal. It only gives more power to the bankers and the super rich. They just want to recreate deeper divisions between rich and poor. Their policies are based on life in the 19th Century or earlier.

I must remind you that the crisis was caused by the bankers’ greed and their plans to take more control over society than ever before. This included lending out more money than ever before, including to people they called NINJAs (No Income No Job or Assets) in the form of mortgages, payday loans at more extortionate interest rates, then selling these “toxic debts” and having lots of mortgaged homes repossessed. Of course, a home is a basic human right, not a commodity to be bought, sold, or rented out.

The fairy story made up by the bankers is that a crisis was caused by governments borrowing too much money from them and not being able to pay in back, so in that case they must cut spending on public services so they can pay the bankers back, with interest of course. The main requirement is that the cuts mustn’t affect the bankers themselves, or their ability to demand more and more money as well well as interest on top of this money.

As long ago as the 1950s or 1960s, someone had the idea that all members of the European Economic Community (EEC), later on the European Community (EC), and now the European Union (EU) should use the same currency. This is a good idea on the face of it, but was later corrupted in the Treaty of European Union (commonly called The Maastricht Treaty) to include a hidden agenda of being “subject to financial and budgetary discipline”, meaning strictly limited government spending according to the lowest common denominator, instead of according to the highest common denominator or according to the average. This system seems to be copied from the way the US Dollar is governed. This is the foundation of why in more recent years Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece, and Spain have been accused of borrowing and spending too much, then given bailouts from the EU in return for “economic reforms”.

In spite of what UKIP want you to believe, the Pound Sterling wasn’t originally English or British, but was copied from the Libra of Charlemagne’s Frankish Empire, including its divisions of 12 Pence to one Shilling and 20 Shillings to one Pound. It was set at the same value as the Libra to make them interchangeable, like an early version of the Euro. A similar system to the Pound Sterling was still used in the City of Bremen before Germany was formed in 1871, where 12 Pfennige made 1 Schilling and 20 Schillinge made 1 Pfund. The most common coin in England for some time was the silver penny, abbreviated to d or D after the Roman Denarius. The Pound Sterling was nearly abolished as part of decimalisation back in 1971, to be replaced with a unit worth 50% of what the Pound was worth, either the Royal (originally a 15th Century coin worth 10 Shillings) or the Noble (originally a coin introduced in 1344 worth one third of a Pound), so that the much lower, less inflated, prices back then under one Pound or which had some Shillings or Pence, or a figure after the decimal point could be more easily converted from one system to another. This was called “The Ten Shilling System” because ten shillings were worth as much as the main new currency unit, so one Shilling became ten cents, two Shillings became twenty cents, five Shillings became fifty cents, etc. This had already happened in South Africa where the South African Pound was replaced by the Rand, Australia where the Australian Pound was replaced by the Australian Dollar, and New Zealand where the New Zealand Pound was replaced by the New Zealand Dollar. There was no real public outcry over this plan, which at the end of the day people would have had to accept as quickly as they accepted that a Pound was made up of 100 Pence, instead of 20 Shillings, each made up of 12 Pence.

Austerity and capitalism itself is finally breaking down in Greece, where the heroic Syriza government are finally telling the extortionist, scrounging bankers to drop dead. This has happened after massive cuts to pensions, as well as increasing unemployment. The people depending on these pensions are not only the retired, including those who took early retirement to escape unemployment, but also their unemployed kids. In a lot of families a pension is the only source of income! The bankers also want Greece to increase VAT on electricity, medicines and restaurants! They’ll stop at nothing, so they need to be stopped. I think people should start generating their own electricity simply by moving a magnet in a copper coil attached to a car battery, or with a small solar panel attached to the battery instead. This could then be converted from DC to mains AC using an inverter complete with an electrical socket. It seems to me that the bankers’ plan is to concentrate their attack on the PIIGS countries (Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece, and Spain) to try to gain support elsewhere by saying that this is what would happen in Britain, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, but it hasn’t happened yet because their governments are obeying the bankers’ fairytale demands. After forcing the PIIGS countries into destitution, the bankers will step up their attacks on the rest of the World.

I think the only solution to this is not just a change in government or government policy, but a totally alternative economic system, based round an alternative currency, which is marked as being worth a certain amount of goods and/or services, not a theoretical promise to pay something worth a Pound, a Euro, a US Dollar, some other Dollar, or a Yen, where no one knows what these currencies actually stand for!

As for me, I may have only until early November 2015 to live under this system, so I’ve got nothing to lose and I’ll say or do whatever I like. I think my life will end due to eviction, the Housing Benefit cap, nasty Landlords and Letting Agents depriving me of a roof over my head.

Here’s a documentary exposing the lies behind money and interest or usury!

How Was The British General Election of 2015 Fixed?

How Was The British General Election of 2015 Fixed?

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A ballot box

I think it’s obvious that this election was fixed! This can’t be tolerated, so direct action must be taken! Here are some details of how the election was fixed.

First of all, there are a few factors to consider, which made this general election different from all others before it.

There was the collapse of the Lib Dem vote. This made it likely, but by no means definite, that in most Lib Dem held seats, the party which had come second in 2010 would gain the seat. The Lib Dems lost seats not only to the Conservatives, but also to Labour, as well as to the SNP. They lost a total of 49 seats, and didn’t gain any seats. The seats they lost were redistributed as follows…

Conservatives – 27

Labour – 12

SNP – 10

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Nick Clegg after keeping his own seat but his Lib Dems being slaughtered 

From this we clearly see that the SNP became a new force. They had pledged not to support the Conservatives, so that makes it 27 Lib Dem seats lost to the Tories and 22 Lib Dem seats lost to the anti Tories. These figures in themselves don’t lead to a Conservative victory. The Conservatives were on track to lose not only certain seats, balanced out by possible gains, but also to have their number of seats reduced.

For a few decades now, the share of the Conservative and Labour combined votes has been decreasing to about 65% at the general election of 2010, and was widely predicted to drop to 60% at the 2015 general election. I think this actually happened, but was covered up or distorted by the opinion pollsters, with methods such as redistribution of the don’t knows, as well as “weighting”.

Of course, if the 2010 and 2015 general elections had been fought under proportional representation, people’s votes, as well as the result would have been completely different. The votes cast for the 2009 European Parliamentary election for the UK were as follows: Conservative 37.7%; UKIP 18.8%; Labour 18.8%; Lib Dem 15.9%; Green Party 2.9%; British National Party (BNP) 2.9%; SNP 2.9%; Plaid Cymru 1.4%. If we use these percentages as the result of the General Election of 2010, the number of seats for each party would have been roughly as follows: Conservative 245; UKIP 122; Labour 122; Lib Dem 103; Green Party 19; BNP 19; SNP 19; Plaid Cymru 9. These figures total 658 seats instead of 650, using the conventional system of rounding up to the next whole number where the figure after the decimal point is 5 or greater. Some countries have a hurdle, such as 5%, which parties must reach to get any seats at all. I don’t think Britain could introduce a hurdle for some time, because it would prevent smaller parties from being established. I think if the Lib Dems had stuck to their guns and insisted on proportional representation as the price of their support, then they would’ve got more than 103 seats in the second general election of 2010, which of course never took place.

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The familiar black ballot boxes

I’ve also been getting reports about the actual ballot boxes at some of the counts. I’ve heard that instead of the familiar black ballot boxes, the ballot papers came out of white transparent or translucent plastic boxes, to be placed onto tables for counting. How and when were the ballot papers transferred into these boxes?!

The SNP told their supporters to take lots of measures, including taking photos and following vans, to try and prevent any vote rigging, as you can read on https://twitter.com/csi_pillows/status/595180206152908800/photo/1 .

The BBC exit poll of 316 seats for the Conservatives wasn’t accurate and was manipulated by the system called “weighting”, which can be used to fix the figures in any way someone wants. My conclusion is that it was fixed.

We were consistently told that, due to constituency boundaries, Labour would win more seats if their support was the same as the Conservatives, which it was. These figures don’t lead to a Conservative majority.

The Conservatives had a number of US Republican Party campaign workers. That party has been accused of fixing US Presidential and State elections. This is what could easily have led to a Conservative majority!

There were fifty key marginal seats where Labour were ahead of the Conservatives just before the election, but mysteriously Labour failed to win enough of them to create a hung parliament, which means the results could have been fixed. These seats, complete with results, were North Warwickshire (Con hold), Thurrock (Con hold), Hendon (Con hold), Cardiff North (Con hold), Sherwood (Con hold), Stockton South (Con hold), Broxtowe (Con hold), Lancaster and Fleetwood (Labour gain), Amber Valley (Con hold), Waveney (Con hold), Wolverhampton South West (Lab gain), Morecambe and Lunesdale (Con hold), Carlisle (Con hold), Stroud (Con hold), Weaver Vale (Con hold), Lincoln (Con hold), Plymouth Sutton and Devonport (Con hold), Dewsbury (Lab gain), Warrington South (Con hold), Bedford (Con hold), Brighton Kemptown (Con hold), Pudsey (Con hold), Brentford and Isleworth (Lab gain), Hove (Lab gain), Enfield North (Lab gain), Hastings and Rye (Con hold), Ipswich (Con hold), Halesowen and Rowley Regis (Con hold), Nuneaton (Con hold), Gloucester (Con hold), Northampton North (Con hold), Bury North (Con hold), Kingswood (Con hold), Erewash (Con hold), Blackpool North and Cleveleys (Con hold), City of Chester (Lab hold), Croydon Central (Con hold), Worcester (Con hold), Keighley (Con hold), Wirral West (Lab hold), Cannock Chase (Con hold), Harrow East (Con hold), Loughborough (Con hold), Warwick and Leamington (Con hold), South Swindon (Con hold), Ealing Central and Acton (Lab gain), Pendle (Con hold), Stevenage (Con hold) , Elmet and Rothwell (Con hold), Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire (Con hold). This is a totally unbelievable set of results for those mass murdering, slave trading, bedroom taxing, Housing Benefit capping, Fire Brigade cutting, tuition fee hiking, food bank booming Tory bastards!

I think what’s needed now is violent protests, riots, and civil disobedience to bring down this dictatorship! By this I don’t mean lots of shouting while standing behind a Police line. In the early 20th Century the Suffragettes smashed all the windows in London’s Oxford Street, set fire to and bombed MPs houses, and sailed past the Houses of Parliament shouting at MPs through a megaphone. I mean attacking the Police just for wearing their uniforms, pushing their vans over, setting fire to them, using tear gas, stun guns, etc. An important tactic is also to work as one unit or team, staying in touch by radio or phone, as well as by linking arms, or even chaining yourselves together, a bit like the Borg in Star Trek.

I demand another general election in 2015 under proportional representation! We need both the Conservative AND the Labour parties to be banned and their MPs barred from standing for office ever again! There must also be lots of electoral observers so that the result can’t be fixed.

The Vote on The Queen’s Speech 2015

The Vote on The Queen’s Speech 2015

Caroline Lucas MP (Green Party) comments on the Queen’s Speech 2015

First of all, I must point out that I’m not a politician or an MP, I’m just a citizen fighting to save my life by continuing to have enough money to live on, as well as a roof over my head! The latest government plots with property developers, and slave labour employers are that I could die of renovation, eviction, and the Housing Benefit cap on about November 5, 2015.

This important vote, which decides whether or not a new government has been formed, took place as scheduled on June 4, 2015.

I posted recently that I thought the Queen’s Speech, always written by the Prime Minister, would definitely be accepted, because otherwise the Conservative MPs would be facing another general election and some of them putting themselves out of a job. After this, they might have to do slave labour at Tesco, Argos, or Poundland, but somehow I doubt it, unless they were caught out having an affair or at a swingers’ party, then excluded from their Tory support network. Already, plans to abolish the Human Rights Act had been deleted from the speech, because a few Conservative MPs refused to support them. In the situation where the Conservatives have only 330 seats out of 650 the votes of a few MPs make all the difference.

I thought that the vote would be about 330 for and about 300 against. I was surprised to read it was actually only 326 for and only 279 against. This means that 45 MPs didn’t bother to vote! I can’t help wondering why this is. I know that four MPs are with Sinn Féin (SF), meaning that they don’t take their seats, because they refuse to take an oath of allegiance to the Queen. Of course, NO ONE should have to take an oath of allegiance to the Queen! Who were the other 41 MPs who had taken the oath but couldn’t be bothered to vote? I hope to find out soon, then name and shame them.

Of course, there is a system revealed in the classic sitcom “No Job for a Lady” (starring Penelope Keith) called “Sweethearts” where pairs of MPs from opposing parties (i.e. Conservative and Labour) agree not to be in the House of Commons to vote on particular legislation where they would definitely be voting against each other, because if both of them were absent, then this wouldn’t affect the outcome of the vote. I don’t think they should even consider this arrangement for an important vote such as this, or ANY vote which could bring down the government. As this government’s majority is only 6 or 9 (depending on how you view the four Sinn Féin abstentionists and the Conservative Speaker) this means they could soon be worn down and defeated, then face a motion of no confidence, so long as all the opposition MPs keep turning up.

On the same day, the heroic and anti Thatcherite/anti neoliberal Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) tabled a motion to amend The Queen’s Speech, pointing out that it didn’t transfer enough powers to the Scottish Parliament to opt out of the insane Thatcherite Westminster government’s policies, but this wasn’t supported by the pathetic Thatcherite blue Labour Party, who abstained.

Alex Salmond MP (SNP) comments on the Queen’s Speech 2015

Alex Salmond MP (SNP), who has said he’s eager to bring down this government and that their majority “will be eroded in months”, challenged the barking mad Conservative government’s plans to prevent Scottish MPs from voting on legislation, claiming that such a plan is against the rules of the House of Commons. The Speaker, Tory scum John Bercow, who has to at least pretend to be neutral, said he’d look into this.

Details of the day’s events are on http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-politics-32993422 .