Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Anti-deletion post


Apparently if I don't post on this blog it will be suspended and then deleted, so here it is.


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Tuesday, 10 May 2011

The Eton Wall Game Coalition

Below is the latest post from this Daft old Fart over on Orphans of Liberty which I have been kndly asked to add my rambling to.

Politics is a pain in the arse; there is the right, left, centre, centre-right, centre-left, upper left, lower left, upper right, lower right, upper centre, lower centre, Uncle Tom Cobley and Joe public.

The Eton dorm gang (otherwise known as the Coalition) are it seems making it up as they go along.

We have tousle headed Anne Milton one of the  “Health Ministers” who thinks it is a spiffing idea to close off roads on a Sunday so that “children” can play.

She told MPs that the idea, which began in Colombia, could help tackle childhood obesity.

During a debate in Westminster Hall, Mrs Milton said: "On Sundays, they close certain streets so that everybody can play in them. That is an outstanding idea.

Think about it-Streets are normally lined with houses which happen to have gardens which the spawn can gallop about in, and that new fangled invention the “Park” is available for those that live in flats, or back to back terraces.

And the responsibility evading cry of “but our children won’t be safe if they go to the park” is bollocks, have you seen a dozen or so “youths” playing in the park? They are safer than the SAS locked up in barracks.

U-Turn Cam (David Cameron) came out with “If you want a modern, compassionate Conservative go for the real thing: that's me. I am it. It's what I think and believe. When I'm under pressure and the Daily Mail's having a go at me, I'll stick to my guns because that's what I believe in.”

Or in other words, no matter what anyone says I am right even if I am wrong and I will do as I want despite the ramifications.

Then we have Irritable Bowel Smith telling the unemployed that they should be offered incentives to move to areas where there are jobs.

Fair enough-ish if the unemployed want to leave their friends and family and take a job which will pay the minimum wage, and the people that move into their homes will be living in an area with no jobs, and we will end up with ghost towns empty of people, jobs and hope.

And of course George (reptilian alien in disguise) Osborne who spouted “Britain needs a simpler tax system which is simple to understand, where there are no loop-holes, where the very rich do not avoid tax by employing expensive accountants.”

Yeah right, who is your accountant George?

And Nick (hang dog) Clegg managed “Suzi Quatro seemed immeasurably cool to an eight year old. I found her music liberating and exciting as I danced around this tiny, tinny speaker with my brothers.”

Say no more.

What the hell has happened to Government?

It has become a "Bully", a "Furk", a “Calx”, a “Phalanx” of know nothing, non elected, inexperienced upper class twats that are so tunnel visioned they can’t see the damage they are doing to dear old Blighty.

And the “opposition” is just as useful.

Are you tired of politics? I know I am, tired of the endless vomit projected from the unknowing mouths of the MPs. Ministers, Secretary’s and anyone else who thinks that just being in power is the be all and end all of Government, tired of the pointless to-ing and fro-ing of piss poor policies that are issued and then put on hold because they weren’t viable to start with.

Whatever happened to statesmanship in politics, what happened to considered thought and policies that are in the public interest?

 This Daft Old Fart doesn’t have a clue anymore.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Be careful where you stand

Not really a post today, more of a montage of unfortunate Poli-pictures.

An undecided grey voter

That’s me, with two weeks and a bit to the election I am still undecided who to give my X to. 

I haven’t even had the pleasure of telling the canvassers to bugger off because there haven’t been any, the three main contenders are difficult to distinguish between, and they all seem to have the same policies with a few variations on a theme. 

Do I want cuts in public spending, or will I settle for tax increases, can I live with higher costs for food, fuel, gas, electric and water, do I need an NHS that is still overburdened with pen pushers? 

I used the Telegraph’s How should I vote calculator and it came out to UKIP, but I have doubts that they will be able to take enough seats to make a difference, I have considered an independent candidate but there aren’t any standing in my town, unless you call the Monster Raving Loony guy a “candidate”. 

So at the moment I am stuffed, I don’t have a clue what to do, who to vote for or if I should bother to vote at all because it seems that it may make no difference at all who gets in. 

Decisions, decisions. 



Try this it will make you feel better.




Old farts in the driving seat


Being an old fart myself I think have the right to use the above headline.

There is some “interesting” research from the De Montfort University who predict that four out of 10 potential voters will be older than 55.

A "grey majority" is expected to turn out to vote in more than 300 constituencies, including 94 marginal seats in England, Scotland and Wales,

Age UK says that politicians need to show more commitment to older voters.


Snag is that a lot of “grey voters” such as myself do not have a clue who to vote for, there doesn’t seem to be any difference between the parties that are liable to get elected.

They all have the same policies but with slightly different ways of screwing us, I think the main ‘bugbear’ is the provision of care for old farts.

After working for 50 years and paying National Insurance the Government(s) wants us to stump up again so that we can have a decent drop of the Summer Wine.


This doesn’t seem right, they say that there will be more older people than there are young before long, and the problem with that is?

People of my generation have been brought up in the main to respect others, to work hard and look forward to a well earned retirement, but it seems that it is not to be that way; it seems that we are to be forced to retire later, and have the privilege of paying for it twice, if we become ill.


The pre-election “Governments” tell us that savings need to be made, mainly because of the mind numbingly stupid decisions by said pre-election “governments”, OK, let’s pull out of Afghanistan-billions saved, and out of the EU-hundreds of billions saved and let’s get rid of all the illegal immigrants-millions saved.


The Politicians need to listen, and to act on our needs, isn’t that what a Government is for?



How to chose who to vote for

Vote match


From the Telegraph.


Vote Match is a guide which helps you determine your preference for the 2010 UK General Election by matching your views on the issues most important to you with each political party's policies.

Start by selecting which UK nation you live in, and then answer the 30 statements by clicking on agree, disagree, open-minded or skip (if you want to ignore the statement entirely).

The issues - select which areas of policy matter the most to you - and which ones matter the least

The parties - select which parties you would be prepared to vote for (at least three).

Results - the results screen will reveal which party you agree with most, and other parties will follow in descending order. You can look at the responses from each party in more detail by clicking on their name.

Vote Match is intended as a guide only and is not intended to give you definitive answers on which way you should vote. We encourage you to look into the parties' policies in more detail and provide you with some pointers in the results section.

Four things to know about Vote Match:

• The aim of the tool is to raise awareness about the policy differences between political parties standing in an election and encourage people to vote.

• The statements are devised by an independent academic panel based in the politics department of Goldsmiths University of London.

• The political parties themselves fill out the answers to the statements.

• The project is politically neutral and has an Advisory Board chaired by Sam Younger, former chair of the Electoral Commission.

Vote Match is an Unlock Democracy project in association with: Telegraph.co.uk, Goldsmiths: University College London and the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust.


You can access Vote Match Here; or rather you can’t because the page doesn’t load, but there is a picture at the top of the post so that you can see....... what you can't see.


Just like the Political parties, it doesn’t work.