Jay's Journal

Archive for January 2015

Germany and their debt to Greece…

Pride's Purge

(not satire – it’s Germany!)

This little fact changes everything.

In 1943, Germany forced the Bank of Greece to lend it two loans worth 11 billion euros in today’s money.

And Germany has still not paid back the debt.

This money is not war reparations, which are a separate and much more complex issue.

The debt is a straightforward loan from Greece to Germany – albeit a forced one – which the Germans have not bothered to repay.

Which – considering the Germans have been bleating on and on and bloody on about how the Greeks should honour their present debts – is a case of breathtaking hypocrisy writ large, I’d say.

Wouldn’t you?

.

If you agree, please share. Thanks.

.

The Coalition Government Colouring and Activity Book is now available for download as a PDF and in print:

book cover ebbokbook cover print

View original post

Poor little Cleggy,
Is wetting the beddy
And doesn’t know what to say,
He just wanted power,
And that’s nearly over,
‘Cos he’ll be kicked out in May.

Pride's Purge

(satire?)

Nick Clegg has denied he is getting desperate after he confirmed the Liberal Democrats are willing to form a coalition with Syriza after their victory in the Greek elections yesterday.

The Liberal Democrat leader said his party would add ‘heart’ to an alliance with the left-wing grouping in exchange for a chauffeur-driven Greek government car and a seat in the Greek cabinet.

Clegg’s strong words come just weeks after the Liberal Democrat leader pledged to get tough with his present coalition partners, by promising to tell the Conservatives even to their faces that he’s really quite miffed with them about something.

.

Please feel free to share. And comment.

.

The Coalition Government Colouring and Activity Book is now available for download as a PDF and in print:

book cover ebbokbook cover print

View original post

He’s going to fit right in – bless. He’s got all the credentials he needs – lying, thieving (allegedly), in deep with terrorists (allegedly), scuppers before anything is printed – right up the Cons street.

Pride's Purge

(not satire – it’s the Tories!)

UKIP MEP Amjad Bashir has just defected to the Tories.

Here he is looking very cosy with David Cameron on Saturday announcing his defection:

Photo: Will Wintercross/The Telegraph Photo: Will Wintercross/The Telegraph

Which is all a bit odd really, because just a few months ago Amjad was telling everyone who would listen to him that David couldn’t be trusted:

‘We don’t trust’ PM Cameron: UKIP

Could Amjad’s sudden change of heart towards Cameron be connected with the fact he’s just been shopped to the police by his former UKIP colleagues for “extremely serious” financial irregularities I wonder?

.

Please feel free to comment. And share.

View original post

This “person” was being investigated then all of a sudden dies? Very convenient – wonder who’s next?

Pride's Purge

(not satire – it’s the UK today!)

It’s looking increasingly likely that the ‘rumours’ about Leon Brittan and allegations of sex crimes against him were not just conspiracy theories after all.

It’s been confirmed by the Metropolitan Police that they were investigating the former Tory Home Secretary on one allegation of rape of a woman and at least two allegations of child abuse involving young boys at the time of his death.

Those allegations are apart from the ones accusing Brittan of covering up allegations of a VIP child abuse ring operated by leading members of the establishment, which included cabinet ministers in the Thatcher government as well as Buckingham Palace.

Scotland Yard have also confirmed they will be carrying on their investigation in spite of the death of Brittan.

It will be interesting to see how long the mainstream press manage to continue to ignore this fact.

.

Please feel free to comment…

View original post 2 more words

Grovel, grovel, grovel…

Pride's Purge

(satire?)

The UK Government has controversially ordered all state buildings to fly double standards at half mast across the country following the death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia.

Ministers on Friday declared – at the request of Buckingham Palace – that “all standards be lowered from 8am today until 8pm this evening” on its own institutions, despite concerns by constitutional experts that standards across the country are already so low they are in danger of disappearing altogether.

Critics have also criticised the decision to fly double standards at half mast, saying considering the UK’s history of appeasement of the Saudi’s appalling human rights record, British double standards should probably be flown at full mast instead.

The flag at the Westminster Abbey, London, flies at half mast as a mark of respect for King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia
A double standard flies at half mast at Westminster Abbey, London, as a mark of respect for King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

A UK Government spokesman, however, defended the decision:

It is normal practice for the UK government to fly double…

View original post 44 more words

No surprise there then…

Pride's Purge

(not satire – it’s the Daily Mail!)

The leader of Pegida – a rising German far-right group – likes to dress up as Hitler:

pegida-hitler

.

But just a week ago, the Daily Mail was so impressed with Pegida they sent one of their reporters to join one of its marches.

And after they got to know them, the newspaper decided the far-right followers of the Hitler impersonator were “rational folks“:

Daily Mail on Pegida1

……… as well as “decent German people“:

Daily Mail on Pegida2

Of course there’s nothing new about the Daily Mail enthusiastically supporting the rise of a far-right German leader.

For example, here’s the great-grandfather of the present owner of the Mail – Lord Rothermere – with a good friend of his:rothermere

.

Incidentally, Pegida is popping up in the UK too.

.

Please feel free to share. And comment.

.

The Coalition Government Colouring and Activity Book is now available for download as…

View original post 5 more words


Categories

It's a Buzz World

The Crazy Story of our Life

Wee Ginger Dug

Biting the hand of Project Fear

REDFLAGFLYING

Dictatorship is good. If the Dictator is me.

TalesAlongTheWay

Life's journey to discover tales of history, culture, and faith from New York to India and places along the way.

Same Difference

News, Views and Information For People With Disabilities...

DWPExamination.

RELOADED - Free Speech

alittleecon

There is an alternative

the void

narking off the state since 2005

Britain Isn't Eating

The Tory Govn, killing the unemployed, the poor, vulnerable, sick & disabled since 2010.

The poor side of life

EXPOSING CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY.EXPOSING THE GOVERNMENTS WAR AGAINST THE POOR.FIGHTING FOR BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS. SANCTIONS KILL.

David Hencke

Westminster, Whitehall and Berkhamsted newsview

Stop MP lies & corruption

When MPs give a reason for wanting something - it's an excuse to suit their own endgame.

Paul Bernal's Blog

Privacy, Human Rights, Law, The Internet, Politics and more

The lovely wibbly wobbly old lady

Views on life, the universe and everything...from a middle aged perspective

kickingthecat

How current policy is little more than kicking the cat....

Politics and Insights

Public interest issues, policy, equality, human rights, social science

Benefit tales

stories from the frontline of benefit changes in the UK.

Beastrabban\'s Weblog

Just another WordPress.com weblog

The Evening Haröld

Haröld be our name

It's a Buzz World

The Crazy Story of our Life

Wee Ginger Dug

Biting the hand of Project Fear

REDFLAGFLYING

Dictatorship is good. If the Dictator is me.

TalesAlongTheWay

Life's journey to discover tales of history, culture, and faith from New York to India and places along the way.

Same Difference

News, Views and Information For People With Disabilities...

DWPExamination.

RELOADED - Free Speech

alittleecon

There is an alternative

the void

narking off the state since 2005

Britain Isn't Eating

The Tory Govn, killing the unemployed, the poor, vulnerable, sick & disabled since 2010.

The poor side of life

EXPOSING CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY.EXPOSING THE GOVERNMENTS WAR AGAINST THE POOR.FIGHTING FOR BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS. SANCTIONS KILL.

David Hencke

Westminster, Whitehall and Berkhamsted newsview

Stop MP lies & corruption

When MPs give a reason for wanting something - it's an excuse to suit their own endgame.

Paul Bernal's Blog

Privacy, Human Rights, Law, The Internet, Politics and more

The lovely wibbly wobbly old lady

Views on life, the universe and everything...from a middle aged perspective

kickingthecat

How current policy is little more than kicking the cat....

Politics and Insights

Public interest issues, policy, equality, human rights, social science

Benefit tales

stories from the frontline of benefit changes in the UK.

Beastrabban\'s Weblog

Just another WordPress.com weblog

The Evening Haröld

Haröld be our name