Pensioners keep warm on buses!! Cost of Living Crisis!! Tory plans!!

Cost of Living Crisis? What Cost of Living Crisis? Why don’t they just ask their donors to pay out a bit more??

The Corona Diaries – Day 778 – Update

Today we are over in the Yorkshire Dales in a cottage in a small village. We went for a walk up into the hills and then had a wander in Skipton.

The sun shone on us most of the day – then it went dark and snowed!! But we had a good time. I sampled the local pies and ice-cream. Can’t seem to understand why I’m putting on weight!

We ended up waking 12 kilometres so I think I am getting over covid – but I still feel very tired, my mind is a bit muzzy and I’m lacking my usual buzzing head full of ideas. This week I’m going to try seeing if I can plot out my new Sci-Fi book. We’ll see.

It’s been great listening to some Hendrix. His death was one of those great tragedies of what might have been. I always imagine what it would have been like if Buddy Holly had got together with the Beatles and Hendrix and Jim Morrison had not thrown their lives away (or been murdered).

Meanwhile, out in Coronaland, The MET still haven’t completed their investigations of Johnson’s law breaking. I like to think of them serving him up like one of those pig’s heads on a platter with an apple in their mouths!! He’d look good! Then Sue Gray could apply the boiling sauce and finish the incompetent lying conman off. I like to think.

Johnson has become a major liability to the Tories and it comes as no surprise that they are all leaving him off their flyers in the forthcoming local elections. I just hope the greedy lying Tories get what they deserve.

What is happening to Rishi Sunak might well have started up in Johnson’s office. He puts on this front as the jolly tousle-haired clown but in reality he’s a cold, cynical, overprivileged millionaire who is ruthless. It’s all a front to con the gullible. He’s been lining his nest just like Osborne and Cameron did.

Rishi Sunak is one of the richest people in the country and it comes as no surprise that he’s been fiddling, using every little law and loophole to cream off the cash. That’s what Tories do. They are greedy. While he’s been throwing millions of poor people into poverty with 55 new tax increases he and his wife have evaded paying tax to the tune of tens of millions.

It is simply wrong for the Chancellor of the Exchequer to be using tax loopholes such as Green Cards and Non Dom status. It’s wrong.

I don’t care if it is legal. The very fact that the Tories have deliberately kept all the tax loopholes is both immoral and unethical. Why should the rich be able to evade taxes? The rest of us can’t get away with a penny!

One has to remember that the Tory Party was formed by the Rich to look after the fortunes of the wealthy. That is what they do. It’s a con trick.

One only has to look at the history of the rich to see how greedy and callous they are/were. Slavery, factory conditions, the colonies. They lived in opulence. Ordinary people have had to fight for any standard of living.

In the 12 years the Tories have been in power the richer have become immensely richer, the poor have become much poorer and public services have been devastated.

They disguise it but the wealthy (and Tories) have benefitted from Brexit and Covid. The rest of us have picked up the bill.

The Sunaks are the same as the rest of the greedy Tory bastards.

Boris Johnson has become a liability. They have left him off all the flyers for the forthcoming local elections. He’s toxic.

So where is he? Still in his fridge? He is keeping his head down where he can’t be questioned. He only likes photo ops not scrutiny.

I’ve got a suggestion. Perhaps Zelensky could put a long zipline right down the front line in the Donbas. Johnson could dress up in his Union Jack underpants, a Union Jack up his jacksy, waving two Union Jacks and slowly go the length of the trenches. That’d cheer up the Ukrainian soldiers and nobody could ask the clown awkward questions while he was up there!

Ideal for a clown.

So, Covid has been beaten!! Yippeee!

It just goes to show that if you ditch SAGE and the scientists and stop all testing the numbers of reported cases miraculously go down and Big Dog Turd is saved!!

There were only another 33,745 new cases yesterday (although there were really 5 million new cases last week!). The deaths and hospital cases are harder to fiddle. Deaths went up to 302 yesterday and hospital cases rose to 20,096.

Never mind! Big Dog Turd is safe!!

Praise be!!

Stay safe!! Brexit is great and Covid is beat – Honest!!

The Corona Diaries – Day 776

It’s cold, wet and windy in Yorkshire. I’m not keen!! It would be nice to live somewhere warm!!

We went for a walk up my hill. It was blustery and we got rained on a little. Not nice!

Came home, played some Pink Floyd and wrote a couple of poems.

Meanwhile, out in Coronaland, still no sign of the MET completing their investigations and giving Johnson the fine he deserves. Then it’s down to Sue Gray.

Turns out that that nice man Rishi Sunak, who they were touting to take over from Johnson, is heading for a car crash. They’ve been fiddling!! All legal, of course. The Tories have connived with the wealthy to make loads of things legal so that the rich can become richer.

His wife is a multi-billionaire. Income measured in tens of millions if not more. She’s lived here for nine years but claims to be based abroad to avoid paying tax. You have to laugh. Here we have the Chancellor of England and his wife with a family with Russian businesses, a multi-billionaire, using tax-dodging schemes, taking millions of taxpayers’ money to furlough staff while putting up taxes in the UK that will put millions of kids into abject poverty. Only the Tories would consider that morally sound.

You know, the trouble with the world is greed. There is more than enough money for every single person in the entire world to live very comfortably, to solve all the pollution problems and for nature to be properly conserved. There is no shortage of cash to carry out all the necessary improvements and projects. The problem is simply that the world is divided into a small elite of superwealthy multibillionaires (like the Sunaks) and the rest of us. They hoard up the money (in billions), live a sumptuous lifestyle and yet exploit the poor to become even richer! It’s obscene!

They have no morality. They quite literally banquet while millions starve. They policies and business practices cause misery.

Ha-ha – it made me laugh to hear Johnson and Jarvid bleating that the media should keep out of family business – as if the dodgy goings-on of our politicians should be off-limits. Like hell. If Sunak is married to someone investing in Putin and dodging taxes that should be out in the open.

Everything should be out in the open and available to scrutinise. It isn’t. The wealthy are hiding stuff and cramming money abroad.

These are the people that the Tories represent and why the tax loopholes are not blocked up.

I suppose it’s even worse in the USA. They brainwash the population with this bogus American dream so that they all believe they are going to become billionaires. What a con-trick! They’ve managed to brand fairness as socialist tyranny.

It’s all a matter of degree. We are just allowed a slightly better standard of living (courtesy of hard-fought battles from trade unions) than the bulk of the world.

In Russia, the country has been robbed by Putin and his multi-billionaire oligarchs. It’s plain to see. They call it communism but it’s actually no different to the Csars. It’s tyranny. The standard of living of most Russians is very low because they have been robbed. It either goes to supporting a useless war machine or into the pockets of a bunch of super-wealthy.

Same here but to a lesser degree.

Nicely segueing into the war as a disgraced Russian army is humiliated and shown to be useless. at least 14,000 troops killed (including 7 generals), Ukraine littered with burnt-out tanks and military equipment, aircraft shot down and terrified Russian soldiers shooting, raping and looting. Not only appalling but disgusting.

Heaven knows how many trillions have been wasted. How much it will cost to restore the houses, schools, hospitals and infrastructure. What will now happen with a population traumatised by the death of their loved ones, full of hate and lust for revenge. Some liberation!!

Putin is a war criminal – a monster – but he is not alone. How have we allowed Allepo and Grozny to go unpunished? The war crimes were just as bad! And our leaders are not innocent. There were no politicians taken to court over Vietnam, Cambodia, Afghanistan, Iraq and the rest. Yet citing were bombed, civilians killed, executions, torture – people in Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay kept without trial and tortured. Surely war crimes???

What a world we live in.

Why do we appoint these psychotic leaders?? Why can’t we work as one world?? Why all this political and religious hatred?? Why the greed??

Politicians spin, lie and break the law with impunity. They use oppressive measures and propaganda.

Then there’s Oban re-elected! A populist Nazi who is greatly admired by our own leader and Trump.

I’m beginning to dislike human beings.

Meanwhile, in the pandemic that no longer exists, Johnson is proved right! If you hardly test anybody the numbers go down! It works! Just what Trump suggested doing! If you don’t want any cases don’t test at all!! Then you can declare that not only has he got Brexit done but he’s beaten covid! I reckon the covid beating is going about on a par with his Brexit deal and Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

Despite no testing, there were still 47,126 new cases! Incredible! How do they know? The deaths are harder to disguise. That rose to 317. The new hospital admissions rose again too – 2274 new admissions – an increase of 435. In reality, the cases are the highest ever and spinning off variants!!

Long live King Clown the Liar!!

What’s going to happen when the immunity afforded by vaccination wears off? Who knows? Least of all our clown. He just wings it. Not a scientist in sight!

Stay safe!! We’re an experiment!!

The Corona Diaries – Day 774

It was warmer here in Yorkshire but the wind has been getting up! Spring is Sprunging! I had to go and mow the grass!

Today has been quite productive. I’ve been listening to some Django Reinhardt while writing a couple of pieces.

I’m still feeling muzzy and know that I’m not fully over this covid yet. I’m lacking in energy and I’ve noticed that, despite not changing my eating habits, I’m putting on weight. I think it has lowered my metabolism and made me sluggish (not just to look at!).

We met up with friends for an extended lunch and put the whole world to rights. You should be noticing the differences shortly!

The Russians will completely withdraw and pay for all the damage they’ve caused. All the murdering troops who shot, tortured and raped civilians will give themselves up for trial and Putin will be in the dock (alongside Bush, Blair, Bashir and the rest) on War Crime charges.

All the wealthy will collectively decide that they can no longer be cheating on taxes, withdraw all their money from the Cayman Islands and use it to alleviate poverty across the globe.

The UN will be properly funded and do away with all vetoes. It will deal with all transgressions against human rights right across the globe.

All the religious leaders will have an epiphany. Instead of causing division and lusting after power, they will come together to worship nature and the wonders of the universe for the good of all mankind.

There will be a universal awakening as all mankind realise that there is only one planet and we have to look after it. All plants and animals will be treasured and protected, human populations limited, global warming tackled, pollution dealt with and nature fully conserved.

There will be no more bent politicians, no psychopaths elected, and all people will enjoy far greater equality and freedom.

It was quite some lunch!! We’re meeting up again in a few week’s time! Expect even more improvements! Reminds me of all those long talks we had through the night while smoking and drinking and listening to music! The world was a better place. It works!

Meanwhile, out in Coronaland, the improvements turn out to be nothing more that the delusions of a covid-ridden mind! Johnson is still in power and a sizeable chunk of the electorate seemingly don’t mind that he is a serial liar, sleazy, corrupt twerp and completely incompetent. They’ll still do what the Mail, Sun, Telegraph, Express and Times tell them to do!!

We’ll see what happens when more fines for criminality are dispensed and Sue Gray’s report sees the light of day! Will the veil drop from the eyes? Will reality hit home? These are a bunch of arrogant, overprivileged twats who have been looking after their own at the expense of the rest of us.

We’ll see when the horrors of the Cost of Living crisis hit the pockets and millions more move into poverty while seeing the rich still becoming richer.

We’ll see if they wake up to the way they are being lied to and conned and will vote the profiteering Tories out of office! We’ll see.

I’m not holding my breath.

The war in Ukraine is being revealed in all its horrendous complexities – the full extent of the war crimes has yet to be revealed. We’re getting a taste in Buccher. We’re seeing civilian homes reduced to rubble along with schools and hospitals. There are mass graves, signs of execution, torture and tales of rape. It’s barbaric. They call it war. It’s the same in every war – Vietnam, Korea, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, Chechnia, Cambodia. The stories are interchangeable whoever is involved. It’s a matter of degree. The USA is not innocent – Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay – blanket bombing and torture.

I think war twists and wrecks minds. Nobody escapes.

The cost of this war in Ukraine must have cost the Russians $150,000 million. No wonder so many Russians live in poverty. The money is siphoned off into either the huge military expenditure or Putin and the Oligarch’s pockets! They are living off the crumbs with propaganda to keep them warm! (A bit like us really! – just a matter of degree!)

So I’m trying to find figures for the Covid pandemic that has ended. They are hard to come by. Testing has ended and the government, for the sake of the Big Dog Turd’s popularity, is pretending it’s all over. It seems to be raging to me! Places are shutting down with too many staff off sick. My middle son has just gone down with it today. We had him round on Saturday – at his most infective! Surely we can’t get it again so soon after having had it? I’ll keep you informed. I told you I was feeling crap today!

A total of 50,202 new cases were recorded today, compared to 80,830 last Tuesday.

Meanwhile, another 368 deaths with COVID were reported today, compared to 303 this time last week.

Hospital cases are rising.

Do you think the Big Dog was just making it all up??? I reckon that 50,202 is really much higher!

Stay safe!! The madmen are running the asylum! Give me back my padded cell! I feel safe in there!!

The Corona Diaries – Day 773

It was quite warm in the morning when I went for my walk. The wind got up in the afternoon though and made it feel a lot colder. Up my hill, the blossom and buds are coming out. A pair of kestrels flew over my head into the copse. I think we might be seeing some baby kestrels later in the year.

I was quite upset to hear that we’ve lost an estimated 40 million birds from the UK in the last fifty years – upset but not surprised. The loss of wildlife since my childhood is staggering. What used to be commonplace is now rare. So much has simply disappeared. Am I the only one left who cares?

I’ve been reading today and playing some Downliners Sect and Eels. Don Craine was buried today. That took me back to being all nostalgic for when I was fifteen. 1965. All hair, long sides, Cuban-heeled Chelsea boots, frayed out jeans, girls, parties and loud music. I was into Kinks, Stones, Who, Yardbirds, Pretty Things, Others, Undertakers and Downliners Sect. Good days. Perhaps I could have done a tad more school work?

Meanwhile, out in Coronaland, our leader is probably hiding in a fridge again. The Partygate scandal is too recent. The media just might ask him about lying and law-breaking. His usual tactic is avoidance. It all blows over! Incredible! Where is Sue Gray??? What about the rest of the MET fines??

I keep bumping into people who have just had Covid. The secret government policy of herd immunity is certainly working. Perhaps it would have been a good idea for Johnson to tell us all about it though? Just bringing it in blind is sneaky and risky. But then is it a Tory cunning scheme?? It’s the poor who get ill and die – the ones from deprived areas – and they predominantly vote Labour – are they trying to bump them off? Or are they trying to reduce the benefit payments? They did a good job of that dumping all the sick people back into the Care Homes in the early days of the pandemic!

Putin is certainly taking a bashing. They are picking his tanks off as they retreat from Kyiv.

The Russians have left behind a trail of misery – executions of civilians, torture, rape, looting and destruction. Schools and hospitals wrecked, housing blocks burnt out and traumatised people left in their wake.

A lot of the Russian soldiers were young kids who were conscripted in. They have been looting alcohol and getting drunk. Probably terrified out of their lives and traumatised for life. They’ve seen their friends shot and blown up and have taken it out on the Ukrainian people they’ve met. There are mass graves, dead tortured people with hands tied behind their back and tales of atrocities.

This is what war does. It’s an abomination for all concerned.

It’s cost trillions and wrecked lives. Putin has a lot to answer for. I hope he finds himself in a dock somewhere in the Haigh.

The short-term result is that it’s going to cost us all a lot of money. Oil, gas and food prices will shoot up. The long-term result is likely even worse. Our governments will use it as a lever to put up taxes, fund the military and produce an even nastier set of weapons.

We humans are not very good at solving poverty, at producing fair societies, at being tolerant and welcoming, but we can produce the most expensive, dastardly ways of killing each other. There’s always enough money for that! Prepare for a new generation of tanks, ships, missiles, planes and nuclear bombs.

We’re into an arms race with Russia, China and North Korea!! Yippeee!! Plenty money to be made for the wealthy!!

The Capitalist way!! We spend a fortune (and make huge amounts of money) destroying cities and killing people and then we spend a fortune (and make huge amounts of money) building them up again!

We are mad!!

So, now we have no testing for coronavirus we have to make guesses. They think that 1 in 7 people had it last week!! We’re at record levels despite the fact that the pandemic is officially over!! Big Dog Turd is saved!!

Lo and behold – when you stop testing the level goes down! Ony 69,689 new cases yesterday. But an increase of 1466 into hospitals and another 191 deaths!! Yipee!! It’s over!! (Didn’t Trump suggest doing away with testing?? – that was his ploy – to pretend it wasn’t happening?>?) Yep I think so!!)

Mind you, we have a new UK variant!! Perhaps it will be a really mild one? Or perhaps it’ll be the death bug?? Who knows? Mutation is random!

Stay Safe!!

The Corona Diaries – Day 772

It’s been a nice day in Yorkshire. It has become warmer and the sun has been shining. Bodes well. The bushes are beginning to green and there is blossom bursting out. With the birds singing it felt like Spring was here.

I’ve been playing some Linton Kwesi Johnson, writing some poems and taking a walk up my hill. My middle some came round for a meal. You could almost forget that half the population is starving and freezing to death and a little distance away women and children are being blasted into fragments.

It’s a strange world that we have made for ourselves. Just think, that without greed and lust for power, what a fabulous place it could be! The minority dictate to the majority – or do they? Perhaps the majority of the majority would do the same as the minority if they had the chance? I’d like to think not.

Talking of greed and the lust for power………

Meanwhile, out in Coronaland, Johnson thinks that he has survived Partygate, can continue playing at being Churchill and still has his golden ticket to a life of luxury with lots of freebies thrown in. His life is one long party.

Has Partygate really gone away? Is that possible? Just because there is a war going on in Ukraine that makes it alright to lie to everyone and break the law? Seemingly so. A useless lying clown can’t be replaced??

Possibly so. The trouble is that the Tories aren’t exactly overflowing with characters of charisma and intelligence. They are either tragically inbred to the point of imbecility or so loathsome that the public couldn’t even vote for them if they held their nose.

It raises the question as to why ordinary people keep voting for a party that only ever represents the interests of the top 5%?? It’s beyond me. It is true that there has often not been a great choice and all the other parties have shown themselves to have limitations – but even so!! I’d vote for the Monster Raving Loony Party (who would provide more intelligence and integrity) before I would ever vote for a bastion of the elite such as Johnson or that complete twit Rees-Mogg.

I think it’s either some kind of death-wish, absurdly misplaced hope, being totally brainwashed by the likes of the Mail and Express (Times, Telegraph and Sun), or a sense of knowing one’s place (ignorant peasants doffing their caps as the lord of the manor rides past). Take your pick. Some stupid people really do think that the aristocracy and public schoolboys were born to rule!

Incredible.

So it looks like these overgrown lying public schoolboys are going to be in charge a while longer. Unless the cost of living crisis (this year’s Tory special) causes too many starved frozen corpses to start piling up on the streets obstructing the Tory limos trying to get to their penthouses and superyachts. Then they’ll do something about it!

We’ll see how this year progresses. Johnson is getting away with murder. We’ll see how long that lasts. It may yet go pear-shaped. We have more MET fines to be handed out, then the Sue Gray report followed by the May elections. The Cost of Living crisis is only just starting. It could go horribly wrong for Johnson and his gang of exploiters. People are fickle. The question is – would Corbyn have done better?? Come on! We all know the answer to that. Wurzel Gummidge would have done better!! Noddy would have made a better job of things. Their record has been appalling. Of course Corbyn would have done better! Nobody could have been more immoral, corrupt or inept.

Over in Ukraine, things are still up in the air. The Russians are retreating while the Ukrainians are blowing them to pieces. There are claims that they are leaving mass graves behind full of executed civilians. They’ve been shot in the back of the head with hands tied behind them. There are increasing reports of rape and senseless shooting and loot.

Sounds more like war than a military manoeuvre doesn’t it?

So where do we go from here? Ukraine has attacked one site in Russia. Will they continue to do that? Will the Russians regroup and take the whole Donbas? Will they be kicked out of Ukraine? Will there be a peaceful solution? Has Putin got cancer? Will he flatten Odessa like he has done with Mariupol? Will they continue to attack the rest of Ukraine with missiles? Will the Russian people wake up? Will the Russian Generals be blamed for the pathetic failures? Will the Generals oust Putin? Will Putin escalate into a nuclear war??

We live in exciting times!! I could do with a lot less excitement!!

Meanwhile, the operation to save the BIG DOG TURD continues. Johnson is heralded as the saviour of the UK. He got Brexit done (and it’s only partially ruined the country) and has vanquished Covid (despite the fact that we’re still at record levels and have had around 180,000 deaths). He is now the lynchpin with which Putin is being defeated!! What a guy. He’d look good in a spandex Superman costume!

The pandemic is over. There were only 80,830 more cases yesterday!! That’s down!! That is all due to Johnson’s fabulous policies. He’s ended testing so that we no longer know the extent of the spread!! Wonderfull!! What genius!! If you don’t have any testing you do not have any positive tests; without any cases recorded the pandemic must be over!! Freedom Party!! It’s straight out of the Trump (who needs scientists and experts?) playbook. What a pair they would have made (or bring Farage in and they could have been the billion-dollar trio!).

Unfortunately, hospitalisation is shooting up 11.4% and deaths are up 17.5%. It’s OK. We’re just ignoring it! THE BIG DOG TURD is safe!!!

Summer is on it’s way. The warmth brings more ventilation, less aerosol droplets, more UV light and all those virus particles being dispersed, dried up and fried. Virus diseases always clear up in the Summer. It gives him space!

It’s still a race. Will the heat arrive before more nasty variants are spawned and the vaccine immunity wanes?? We’ll see? Will the Big Dog Turd survive the various crises he’s creating? We’ll see?

Stay safe!