So here we are talking about cuts and tax rises to the tune of £40 billion when these Tories have Splaffed three times that amount up the wall!!

Tax rises and public service cuts really hurt ordinary people!! They are trying to tell us that it’s due to global events out of our control but it isn’t! It’s due to Brexit and a mismanagement of Covid. They’ve wasted billions – giving it away to their chums, wasting it!! Then there’s Brexit which has broken the economy, put prices up substantially and has cost us an arm and leg – now they’re going for the kidneys!! Brexit has already cost us a £100 billion!! So much for those lies about Brexit dividends, imaginary trade deals and sunny uplands. Where’s the accountability?? Why aren’t these robbers and thieves locked up?? Why is yet another of those lying Brexiteers, who have so damaged this country, now the PM – to feather his nest even more?

When are we going to get some sense back and get ourselves back in the SINGLE MARKET????

The cost of voting Tory is destroying this country!! These aren’t really Tories at all – they’re a bunch of populist profiteers who have kicked the true Tories out! (And the true Tories were bad enough!!)

Sleaze!!

It’s incredible the level of sleaze we’ve become accustomed too under this Tory government.

Sleaze

‘I’ll take £45 million if you please’.

Hello, hello, it’s the return of sleaze!

For the wealthy it’s all good will

Snouts in the trough of Green Swill.

Public servants and the poor can go to hell.

For politicians revolving doors are working well.

Millions for cronies and profiteers

For everyone else it’s a vale of tears.

‘We’re all in it together!’ Was the call,

But the unequal rewards says it all.

Cuts for the teachers and nurses

For chums they open the public purses.

Lining their pockets to stuff offshore,

The mantra of ministers is more! More! More!

Pretending to be all hale and hearty

The jolly Tories are the nasty party!

Opher – 15.4.2021

With Cameron putting pressure on his chums in office to prop up Greensill so that he could make his £45 Million we are getting a mere glimpse of the way things work. The politicians and civil servants have a revolving door out of office into lucrative contracts.

A piece of scum, like George Osborne, runs the exchequer and then, straight away, gets a job with firms telling them how to use tax loopholes to avoid paying taxes. He makes hundreds of thousands and they avoid paying millions in taxes – effectively robbing the British people.

He directly uses his inside knowledge for personal gain to rob us all!

It’s treasonous!

The politicians and civil servants use their positions to gain contacts in order to feather their own nest later. Running the country is just a stepping stone to huge personal gain.

44 members of Cameron’s cabinet have moved on to lucrative jobs in the very fields they were responsible for.

Since imposing pay cuts for the poor and civil servants, under the lying mantra that ‘We’re all in it together’. People such as Cameron and Osborne have gone to make a fortune – earning millions a year.

Is it really working? To have lunch with people and use your position to put pressure on so you can walk away with £45 million?? Is that what these people call work?

‘All in it together?’ Try telling that to the nurses, teachers and those on welfare who have suffered the cuts for over a decade and are living on scraps.

No wonder they don’t sort out the tax loopholes – they are all using them to stuff their loot abroad.

The whole system is corrupt.

Sleaze, cronyism and criminality is rife!!

Corruption rules OK!!

Labour surges ahead as Tory Lies and Corruption undermine democracy.

The council elections loom on Nov 5th (sure to be fireworks) as the government drags democracy and honour into the gutter. Trust has evaporated in all except the most ardently brainwashed.

Despite Starmer’s lack of charisma and the way he has hauled the party into the middle of the road to become watered-down Tories, Labour is now 6 points clear.

I receive the news with mixed emotions. Just about anything, short of the Ku Klux Klan, is an improvement on what must go down as the most inept, corrupt and dishonest government we have ever had. Even Starmer feels like a ray of hope.

The Corona Diaries – Day 756

Gorgeous day today. The sun is hot!! Took grandchildren to play hockey!!

Played a bit of Elvis Costello!! Great album – ‘Armed Forces’.

Meanwhile, out in Coronaland, our shambling clown is trying to consolidate his precarious position by pretending to be a world leader. He’s off cosying up to despots and tyrants in an attempt to get them to deliver more oil and gas. Forget about civil rights, murders and draconian oppression, forget about the murder of gays and the environment – there’s money to be made and his job to protect.

First rule of Boris Johnson is to go somewhere where he can avoid being questioned or scrutinised. If there’s no handy fridge he high-tails it abroad. When pretending to be a competent world-leader he still has to ruffle his hair up so that the British fools who support him still think he’s one of theirs.

Second rule of Boris Johnson is to find a suitable costume to dress up in so that he can pose and deliver nonsensical soundbites.

Third rule of Boris Johnson is to avoid appearing anywhere where the media can ask him difficult questions – like ‘Why is he such a stupid twat?’ or ‘Why does he lie so much?’ or ‘Why does he have to shamble around looking like a scarecrow?’ or ‘Is he going to resign for breaking the law and lying to the Queen and Parliament?’ or ‘How much did the Russians pay him and his Party?’ or ‘How much has he made out of being PM?’ or ‘Is he planning on redecorating soon?’ or ‘Did he ring Cressida Dick?’ or ‘Why is it now OK for his MPs to be spending their time lobbying and earning fortunes instead of governing the country?’ or ‘How is he getting away with such dishonesty, immorality, sleaze and corruption?’

Not that he has to worry too much. The media are all Tory owned (or, like the BBC, Tory controlled) even the most horrendous examples of lies and corruption are hardly dealt with at all. They are rapidly swept under the carpet and forgotten. All a five minute wonder. Most things – like the enormous costs of Brexit, the deaths and inept handling of Covid, the Russian infiltration and funding, the sleaze and law-breaking, the huge personal gains for Brexit and from covid, the illegal VIP lanes for contracts, the cash for peerages or audiences, are hardly mentioned at all. These Tories have been getting away with murder.

The Tories have been using office as a means of making themselves obscenely rich (as if they weren’t already). Then we have the unnecessary austerity, the huge poverty and deprivation, rough sleepers and food banks, starving children and freezing pensioners.

How gullible we are!!

Then there’s the non-existent pandemic. Covid-19 is doing a great job for Johnson and the Tories. They successfully used it to disguise the disastrous Brexit deal that is costing us £37 billion a year and has wrecked all the freedoms we had as well as scuppering the cooperation projects. It is now helping to keep Boris Johnson in post as they mistakenly remove all restrictions and pretend the pandemic is over in order to save the Big Dog Turd.

However, one wonders how long this can continue. The new variants are springing up and causing problems. The Omicron BA.2 variant is proving much more infectious. The Deltacron variant is a little unknown as of yet. What is emerging is that past infections of Delta do not give immunity against Omicron. They are very different viruses. The other thing is that immunity from either infection or vaccination is short-lived – around three months for most people. That means that we’re destined to get it again and again with further attrition of our brains, memories, cognitive skills and hearts. I’m not sure what the long-term effects might be.

This was interesting:

https://inews.co.uk/news/covid-can-get-three-times-how-soon-catch-coronavirus-again-reinfection-explained-1521002

So, as the R-rate climbs more over seventies get the illness, hospital cases are up 18% last week and more and more people become ill it’s a question of where are we going?

An endless round of 3 monthly vaccinations?

An improved medicine and treatment?

A very mild variant?

Another lockdown?

The virus to mysteriously disappear?

We’ll see!

The Russian Connection!!

Just how far has Russia insinuated itself into British Politics?? How big a hold do they have over the economy and the Tory Party?

Why were so few oligarchs targeted and so much warning given?

How much has been paid to the Tory Party by Russians?

How involved were the Russians in Brexit and the elections of Trump and Johnson?

How much Russian funding did Farage and the Brexit Party receive?