Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Sir Fred Surfeit to requirements

Former RBS boss Fred Goodwin stripped of knighthood

Fred Goodwin  
Sir Fred was in charge of RBS in the run-up to its near collapse in 2008.
Former Royal Bank of Scotland boss Fred Goodwin has had his knighthood removed.
Mr Goodwin, who was heavily criticised over his role in the bank's near-collapse in 2008, was given the honour by the Labour government in 2004.
The Queen cancelled and annulled the title following Whitehall advice.
In the past, only convicted criminals or people struck off of professional bodies have had knighthoods taken away. But the government said Mr Goodwin was an "exceptional case".

Fred Goodwin is today the scapegoat, the pariah and the victim of a political foxhunt that destroys the entire ethos of public life in Britain. Not a single recrimination against those who 'lauded' Fred with his titles and elevation into near sainthood as he did his bit to ruin reputations and financial institutions galore. But what of the weak and ineffectual jobsworths who lapped at his Lordships feet as he proved that British politics and politician as “not fit for purpose”!?
Perhaps if Fred had turned over his overloaded pensions to the poor and needy, the baying hounds probably would have left him to his opulent obscurity.
The new game is afoot. As the political parasites and their mouthpieces slap each other on their hunched and semi-literate backs, not a one will admit to the responsibility of escalating this incompetent man to an office he was totally unfit to hold.
Talk about getting Browned Off.  Another Labour masterplan not thought through with the common man having to bail out political sufferage.
No conviction, no evidence of criminal activity unlike the worthless politicians who praised Sir Fred to the heights. The system is rotten but nowhere near as rotten as those who scrutinise the wrongdoers.  "Want a second house on the taxpayer, Guv?"

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Lancashire Police notice

Live web chat to mark Safer Internet Day – 7th February 2012

Lancashire Constabulary holding a special interactive web chat to discuss the importance of staying safe online on Safer Internet Day (Tuesday 7 February).
Detective Chief Inspector Hazel Stewart from the Public Protection Team, will be holding the web chat from 12.30pm – 1.30pm on Tuesday 7th February, via the Constabulary website www.lancashire.police.uk and simultaneously on www.facebook.com/lancspolice
It is the ninth year of the annual ‘Insafe’ campaign, which is celebrated in over 65 countries to recognise the importance of the internet, how to get the most out of it and how to use it safely and responsibly. This year the campaign is centred on the theme ‘connecting generations and educating each other’ and as such Lancashire Constabulary is asking young and old to come together to ‘discover the digital world together…safely.’
Young people are often more very comfortable with the internet, but they may not be quite as savvy when it comes to online safety. The police are asking parents, carers and teachers to work with young people to advise them about how to protect themselves while on the internet, and youngsters can then return the favour by sharing their knowledge too.
Safer internet tips for adults -
  • Make sure your firewall and anti-virus software is up to date.
  • Use different passwords for different sites.
  • Use secure and official sites (look for the padlock sign) when making purchases on-line.
  • Keep back up copies and print outs of on-line documents.
  • Do not disclose bank details as proof or age or identity.
  • Don’t reveal personal details to people you meet, or who contact you, on-line.
Safer internet tips for children and young people
  • Never give out personal details to online friends if you do not know them offline.
  • Remember people online may not be who they say they are – use caution when chatting to people who you do not already know.
  • Never arrange to meet up with strangers without an adult present who you trust.
  • Think carefully about the information and pictures you post on your profiles. Once published online, anyone can change or share these images of you.
  • Don’t open files from people you do not know – they may contain viruses which could damage your computer.
  • If you feel uncomfortable about anything that happens online tell an adult.
Further safety tips can be found on www.lancashire.police.uk and information about Safer Internet Day is available at www.saferinternet.org.

NB  This is all in place of criminal detection.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Fly we, fly BA, fly united

Wonderful.  I wonder whatever happened to the Trolley Dolly who used to do dirty things with me?  The one good thing about getting old?  Memories!!!  Thank you, Ladies.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Monday, 23 January 2012

England Expects: Wallis resigns to spend more time with her family?...

England Expects: Wallis resigns to spend more time with her family?...: Roger Helmer reported it first, and now we confirmation that the third placed candidate for the EP President, and Yorks Lib/Dem MEP Diana Wa...

Huhne of a week for the LibDems.  Paddy's back in charge and struggling in his Secretary's draws.  Their women are driving them to distraction, or maybe not in this case! The country's in the karsee and they don't know it.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Dinosaur omelette

Just for those who have never been to Cheeseland, this is the most expensive egg dish ever eaten by the Wigan Mauler.  No Fu Yung this, Fu bloody Old according to the diner who could not understand that a Froggie kitchen produces meals that are fresh, even if the time waiting to get an egg banjo dictates that T-Rex was probably the producer.  Froggy Fizzy pizz bee-eer was over 5 Euros a glass, but doesn't half make you pass wind with an excess.  Make your banker do unhealthy things with your account, as well.

Veterans advice lines

The Service Personnel and Veterans Agency (SPVA) is appealing to veterans to have their say about the services it delivers.  The Agency’s launched online, with a hard copy sent to over 7,000 veterans, from 9 January 2012. 

SPVA, part of the Ministry of Defence, provides vital support services for HM Armed Forces and the veterans community.  These include pensions and compensation for injury/disablement or death due to Service, Armed Forces occupational pensions, the regional Veterans Welfare Service, the Veterans-UK helpline and the issue of all medals for Service dating back to WWII.  SPVA is looking for feedback from those who have contacted the Agency or used its services during the past year, to find out what they were happy with and what should be improved in the future.

Jon Parkin, Head of Veterans Services for SPVA said:

As part of SPVA’s Social Media programme, a new podcast has been released to encourage completion of the survey and to provide more information about it.  Presenter Joanne Lowe interviews SPVA’s Head of Veterans Services, Jon Parkin, about why the survey is so important and how veterans can complete it.   The podcast can be downloaded from the Veterans-UK website at http://www.veterans-uk.info/pod.html

The survey is entirely anonymous and no-one will be contacted by phone or sent mailings as a result of completing it.  The survey is accessed by visiting www.veterans-uk.info and following the link to the ‘Veterans Customer Satisfaction Survey’.  For a printed copy of the survey, call 02392 702382.  The survey closes on 29 February 2012.

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Saturday, 21 January 2012

Times never change

For all those who have not been taught your history.  It is always the friends that politicians make enemies.

South African handshake

The biggest thieves in Britain today are the politicians.  Not only have they stolen our pensions, they have stolen our children's futures.  Would love to do this to the Robbing Barons..

In Labour we don't trust

Riddle of 'British Obama' family's £1m home: Tax haven funded purchase of London house 

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2058132/Tax-haven-riddle-British-Obama-familys-1m-home.html#ixzz1k5CcRIH0
A Labour frontbencher who has led the attacks on ‘tax avoiders’ in the City is at the centre of controversy after it was revealed his £1 million family home was funded from a tax haven.
Chuka Umunna: The Shadow Business Secretary is a rising star in the Labour Party

The purchase of Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna’s mother’s house was financed via a Jersey-based trust which helps ‘high net worth’ individuals to ‘plan for and mitigate tax liabilities’.  
Mr Umunna has attacked City fat cats who live by different rules to ‘ordinary taxpayers’. 
He grilled Barclays boss Bob Diamond over the bank’s subsidiary companies in Jersey, which he described as ‘a well-known tax haven’, and described the payment of tax as an ‘obligation to society’.
Last night, Mr Umunna said the arrangement was a ‘private matter’ but denied any attempt to avoid tax

The large detached home in Mr Umunna’s Streatham constituency, South London, was registered in the sole name of his English mother Patricia in 1994, shortly after the death of his Nigerian father. It was his home until five years ago, when he moved to a nearby flat. 
Patricia Umunna is a partner at law firm Winckworth Sherwood, and specialises in ‘advising clients on all aspects of finance and funding’.

Home: Patricia Umunna's house in Streatham was purchased through a trust
Land Registry documents reveal the house’s complicated ownership structure. Its purchase was funded by Vona Limited, a company registered in Jersey, and in turn owned by companies run by the RBC Trust Company.
RBC, also based on the Channel Island, boasts it is one of the ‘top ten’ largest wealth managers in the world, offering services to ‘high net worth clients’ including ‘planning for and mitigating income, capital gains or inheritance taxes’.  
A tax expert said: ‘These trusts can cost thousands to run. I can’t think of any reason to do that other than to reduce a tax bill.’

Friday, 20 January 2012

London to Birmingham new link line

Apparently they have agreed on the new proposal for a rail link between Birmingham and London.

This will make it easier for families in London to visit their relations in Birmingham.
 The government has released an artist impression of the new high speed train.

Women and Children last...

The Royal Navy is proud of its new fleet of Type 45 destroyers.  Having initially named the first two ships HMS Daring and HMS Dauntless, the Naming Committee has, after intensive pressure from Brussels, renamed them HMS Cautious and HMS Prudence.  The next five ships are to be named HMS Empathy, HMS Circumspect, HMS Nervous, HMS Timorous and HMS Apologist. Costing £850 million each, they meet the needs of the 21st century and comply with the very latest employment, health and safety, and human rights laws.

The new user-friendly crow's nest comes equipped with wheelchair access.  Live ammunition has been replaced with paintballs to reduce the risk of anyone getting hurt and to cut down on the number of compensation claims.  Stress counsellors and lawyers will be on duty 24 hours a day and each ship will have its own industrial tribunal. The crew ratio will be 50/50 men and women, balanced in accordance with the latest Home Office directives on race, gender, sexual preference and disability.
Sailors will have to work only a maximum of 37 hours a week in line with Brussels Health and Safety rules, even in wartime.  All the vessels will come equipped with a maternity ward and nursery, situated on the same deck as the Gay Disco. Tobacco will be banned throughout the fleet, but cannabis will be allowed in the wardroom and ratings' messes.  The Royal Navy is eager to shed its traditional reputation for "rum, sodomy and the lash", so out has gone the occasional rum ration which is to be replaced with sparkling water.  Although sodomy remains, it has now been extended to include all ratings under 18.  The lash will still be available but only on request.  Condoms can be obtained from the Bosun in a variety of flavours except Capstan Full Strength. Saluting officers has been abolished because it is deemed elitist, and is to be replaced by the more informal "Hello Sailor".
All information on notice boards will be printed in 37 different languages and Braille.  Crew members will now no longer be required to ask permission to grow beards or moustaches, and this applies equally to women crew members.
The MoD is working on a new "non-specific" flag because the White Ensign is considered to be offensive to minorities.  The Union Flag has already been discarded.
The newly re-named HMS Cautious is due to be commissioned soon in a ceremony conducted by Captain Hook from the Finsbury Park Mosque, who will break a petrol bomb over the hull.  She will glide gently into the water as the band of the Royal Marines plays "In The Navy" by The Village People.  Her first deployment will be to escort boat loads of illegal immigrants across the Channel from France to ports on England's south coast.

The Prime Minister said "While these ships reflect the very latest in modern thinking, they are also capable of being up-graded to comply with any new legislation coming out of Brussels". His final words were "Britannia waives the rules"

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Is Labour worth joining?

“Do you feel the same way we do about the kind of Britain you want to live in?
A Britain where there is a first-class health service free at the point of use; where education is always a priority; and where you and your family are treated equally and can feel safe and secure.
Join us and be part of our journey. Maybe you already vote Labour at election time? Maybe you have thought about joining but not actually done it? Maybe you think you are too young, too old or too busy? Maybe it’s because nobody has asked you. We’re asking you now.
Join us and help shape our country’s future”.

Whomever wrote this shi ite propaganda ought to look inwards at the Mr Harriet Harman's of their filthy association The litttle Red Headed thief that struts her lies on Radio 5Live, shamelessly masquerading as a Champion for the People ought to have her motor bike rammed...

What a filthy, deceitful bunch of hypocrites, yet they receive the blessing of the misguided.  What is wrong with this statement.
1   "free at the point of use".  It never was free.  I paid for it with fifty years of contributions in tax most foully weighed against the less able to pay in this country.  Yet it suggest that it is a contract with"the World".  Again it is not as it ignores the plight of those most in need "of our own people".  I know of at least one former SBS Royal who lives in poverty, does not get the medical advice and assistance he deserves whilst the Jack Dromeys of the world live the champagne lifestyles on his - the poor Bootneck, and yours and mine past endeavours.
2   "treated equally"  Where?  Illegal immigrants get hundreds of thousand of hard earned British pounds sterling in handouts from mine and your donations, but I never paid tax to feed the world.  I paid tax to defend my country As with 1, we can't afford the luxury of Labour and this idiocy is unaffordable.  The Dianne Abbott's of the Party can afford the luxury and feel the need to lie through her socks whilst she sends her boy off to a private education, but enough is enough.

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Thursday, so what!!!

A man phones an Airfix model shop and asks "Do you have a model of an Italian cruise liner"?  
The shop owner replies "Yes, we have just one left" 
The man says "Can you put it on one side for me"?

Voters ought to be able to sack wayward MP's

This Friday, we have a chance to persuade MPs to back a new law that would give voters the power to sack MPs who don’t do their job properly. [1] It could be a massive step forward for people power: just imagine if we’d been able to fire the MPs who abused the expenses system.

The government will be hoping that hardly any MPs bother to show up to the debate on Friday. That way, they can stick to their plan for a much weaker recall law that would end up giving MPs even more power. [2] The government might even try to quietly drop the idea altogether.

But if thousands of us email our MPs and ask them to back a new "recall" law, we can make sure loads of MPs turn up to the debate on Friday. Lots of us talking about plans for a powerful new recall law will build the pressure on the government to toughen up their own weak plans.

Can you take 2 mins to send your MP an email asking them to go to the debate on Friday?

Last election, politicians were queuing up to promise a “recall” law for MPs who break the rules. But now they’re safely in Westminster, lots of them seem to be going off the idea. After all, how many jobs do you know where you can’t be fired for five years, even if you don’t do any work and fiddle your expenses?

The new law would give voters in each constituency the power to call a fresh vote if 10% of them sign a petition. Most MPs will still be deciding what to do about the vote on Friday. A well-attended, noisy debate about giving voters the right to sack MPs is just what’s needed to get the government to stick to their promises.

Make sure your MP shows up to the debate - send an email now:

In May 2009, a recall law was the first thing 38 Degrees members decided to work on together. Even though there were just a few thousand of us back then, we helped to persuade key MPs to back the idea. [3] Now we’ve teamed up with Unlock Democracy, who’ve been working with Zac Goldsmith MP to get the recall law back on the agenda. [4]

The Conservatives and Lib Dems both promised a right to recall in their manifestos. Now they’re in government, they’re hoping they can wriggle out of it with weak proposals that would give MPs, not voters, more power. This week, we have a chance to show them that we’re still watching and they won’t get away with it.

Ask your MP to back a recall law at the vote on Friday:


Apparently published in an open letter to the Daily Express.


Date: December 2011
From: Frederick Forsyth
To: Angela Merkel

Dear Madam Chancellor

PERMIT me to begin this letter with a brief description of my knowledge of, and affection for, your country.

I first came to Germany as a boy student aged 13 in 1952, two years before
you were born. After three extended vacations with German families who spoke no English I found at the age of 16 and to my pleasure that I could
pass for German among Germans.

In my 20s I was posted as a foreign correspondent to East Germany in 1963, when you would have been a schoolgirl just north of East Berlin where I lived.

I know Germany, Frau Merkel, from the alleys of Hamburg to the spires of Dresden, from the Rhine to the Oder, from the bleak Baltic coast to the snows of the Bavarian Alps. I say this only to show you that I am neither
ignoramus nor enemy.

I also had occasion in those years to visit the many thousands of my countrymen who held the line of the Elbe against 50,000 Soviet main battle tanks and thus kept Germany free to recover, modernise and prosper at no
defence cost to herself.

And from inside the Cold War I saw our decades of effort to defeat the Soviet empire and set your East Germany free.

I was therefore disappointed last Friday to see you take the part of a small and vindictive Frenchman in what can only be seen as a targeted attack on the land of my fathers.

We both know that every country has at least one aspect of its society or economy that is so crucial, so vital that it simply cannot be conceded.

For Germany it is surely your automotive sector, your car industry.  Any foreign-sourced measure to target German cars and render them unsaleable would have to be opposed to vetopoint by a German chancellor.

For France it is the agricultural sector. For more than 50 years members of the EU have been taxed under the
terms of the Common Agricultural Policy in order to subsidise France's agriculture. Indeed, the CAP has been the cornerstone of every EU budget since the first day. Attack it and France fights back.

For us the crucial corner of our economy is the financial services industry. Although parts of it exist all over the country it is concentrated in that part of London known even internationally as "the City".

It is not just a few greedy bankers; we both have those but the City is far more. It is indeed a vast banking agglomeration of more banks than anywhere else in the world.

But that is the tip of the iceberg. Also in the City is the world's greatest concentration of insurance companies. Add to that the brokers; traders in stocks and shares worldwide, second only, and then maybe not,  to Wall Street. But it is not just stocks. The City is also home to the "exchanges" of gold and precious metals, diamonds, base metals, commodities, futures, derivatives, coffee, cocoa...the list goes on and on.

And it does not yet touch upon shipping, aviation, fuels, energy, textiles... enough. Suffice to say the City is the biggest and busiest marketplace in the world.

It makes the Paris Bourse look like a parish council set against the United Nations and even dwarfs your Frankfurt many times.

That, surely, is the point of what happened in Brussels. The French wish to wreck it and you seem to have agreed. Its contribution to the British economy is not simply useful nor even merely valuable.

It is absolutely crucial. The financial services industry contributes 10% of our Gross Domestic Product and 17.5 per cent of our taxation revenue.

A direct and targeted attack on the City is an attack on my country. But that, although devised in Paris, is what you have chosen to support.

You seem to have decided that Britain is once again Germany's enemy, a situation that has not existed since 1945.

I deeply regret this but the choice was yours and entirely yours. The Transaction Tax
or Tobin Tax you reserve the right to impose would not even generate money for Brussels.

It would simply lead to massive emigration from London to other havens.  Long ago it was necessary to live in a city to trade in it.

In the days when deals can flash across the world in a nanosecond all a major brokerage needs is a suite of rooms, computers, telephones and the talent of the young people barking offers and agreements down the phone.

Such a suite of rooms could be in Berne, Thun, Zurich or even Singapore.  Under your Tobin Tax tens of thousands would leave London. This would not help Brussels, it would simply help destroy the British economy.

Your conference did not even save the euro. Permit me a few home truths about it. The euro is a Franco-German construct.

It was a German chancellor (Kohl) who ordered a German banker (Karl Otto Pohl) to get together with a French civil servant (Delors) on the orders of a French president (Mitterrand) and create a common currency.

Which they did. IT was a flawed construct. Like a ship with a twisted hull it might float in calm water but if it ever hit a force eight it would probably founder.

Even then it might have worked for it was launched with a manual of rules, the Growth And Stability Pact. If the terms of that book of rules had been complied with the Good Ship Euro might have survived.

But compliance was entrusted to the European Central Bank which catastrophically failed to insist on that compliance.

Rules governing the growing of cucumbers are more zealously enforced. This was a European Bank in a German city under a French president and it failed in its primary, even its sole, duty.

This had everything to do with France and Germany and nothing whatever to do with Britain.
Yet in Brussels last week the EU pack seemed intent only on venting its spleen on the country that wisely refused to abolish its pound.

You did not even address yourselves to saving the euro but only to seeking a way to ensure it might work in some future time.

But the euro will not be saved. It is crumbling now. And since you have now turned against my country, from this side of the Channel, Madame Chancellor, one can only say of the euro: YOU MADE IT, YOU MEND IT.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Squatter right...

For viewers of this blog it is perhaps fitting, on the anniversary of such a brilliant man as Commander John Robert Francis Wild CBE, RNVR, FRGS (born 10 April 1873), whose exploits in caring for his crew on Elephant Island almost 100 years ago should be so well celebrated, okay, completely ignored; in his and other famous Britons honour I dedicate this morning.

As I peruse the snowdrifts outside of this igloo, ponder the threat of White Bear attacks on my newly finished (paying for) residence where I was misled into thinking it was mine – through inheritance – I am contemplating removing the teeth of the huskies just in case they attack the Moldavian trespassers who are claiming squatter's rights. I have a scheme. I shall bequeath this habitat to “The Politicians”and ask for Divine Intervention in directing the Global Warming on this part of this ungovernable land. Let the Sun Shine on these, the righteous, their protectors and their apologists and let the walls melt sufficiently thin before the next bleak winter, and let demagogue Ed Multibrands have the courage to accept that too many immigrants are destroying this pristine and delicate land. Even the Penguins, and they are as bad as the Gyposeal clan, have called it a day and swum off to the Cape of No-Good Dope.

I have no money left since the EU – Ecology Unoches (licence) removed my harpoon permit and the granddaughter refuses to use the Prayer Mats of the Holier of Holiests as a platform for her indoctrination into under-age sex with the bearded drugpushers from somewhere called Stan. I honestly don't know where the young get their morals from? Fancy not wanting to be gang raped for your twelfth birthday.

It was when I awoke from this nightmare and looked out across the barren wasteland of Central Articasia, that I realised that I really don't have a problem because we don't have any police to protect the criminals who forced entry into my dads igloo. My dogs are the gentlest of beasts in the frozen world, until they have not been fed for a week and then they'll eat anything, especially illegal entrants. We don't have foreign judges telling us what is wrong and right especially when the wrongdoer have no legal standing as I make the laws and I abide by the laws that I make and I really don't give a shit what an over-read arse whole in another jurisdiction says.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

British perspective on the death of...?

One man's view.  Definitely not a front line politician.

Thought for today

It is Sunday today and as I perused Facebook I was inundated with all the "winds were made by Dog" crap.  It has nothing to do with the Sun or the moon and the various movement of airs around the globe!?!?  It's all to do with a group of mischievous Angels sitting up in Cloud Cuckooland, hurdling from cloud to cloud and playing hockey with snowdrops?  And these people want me to take their views seriously?  Whilst the religious maniacs condemn every failing in Western Man, I will be wishing the Marines well.  Good Hunting boys and girls.  Just remember those you piss on murdered our kinfolk, our race and decapitated reason with their savagery.  Anyone who straps a bomb to their own body to murder others deserves every condemnation and no sympathy.  Just do one thing for us all, WIN. Notareargunner
What are winds?
Local Winds

Sea Breezes

Land Breezes
  • Occur on warm sunny days
  • Air over the land heats faster than the air over the cool ocean
  • Warmer air rises
  • Cool air flows in under it to fill the area over the land
  • This air warms and the cycle continues
  • Occur at night and on cool days
  • Air over water maintains an even temperature
  • Air over land cools faster
  • Cooler air flows from the land out under the warmer ocean air
  • This air warms and the cycle continues

Changes in Pressure

Changes in Temperature
  • Air flows from high air pressure area toward a low pressure area
  • High pressure usually brings clear weather
  • Low pressure usually brings stormy weather
  • As air is heated by the sun, it begins to rise
  • Cool air flows in under it and takes it's place
  • This cycle is repeated continuously

Friday, 13 January 2012

Bailiffs under scrutiny

Today the Government has published updated National Standards for Enforcement Agents which defines acceptable behaviour for bailiffs.
The voluntary code has been tightened so that people are protected from rogue bailiffs who use unsound, unsafe or unfair methods, while at the same time making sure businesses and authorities can still collect debts fairly.
Additions to the National Standards tackle intimidating and threatening behaviour, prevent bailiffs from misrepresenting their powers, and reinforce rules about how firms should resolve complaints about rogue agents. Councils and other authorities will adopt the standards which will be used to set rules for any bailiffs working for them.
The updated National Standards outline the minimum standards of behaviours expected by bailiffs and bailiff firms, including;

  • Bailiffs must not behave in a threatening manner or use unlawful force to gain access to a home or business;
  • Bailiffs should avoid discussing the debt with anyone except the person owing money, and bailiffs must never behave in a way that would publically embarrass a debtor;
  • Bailiffs must withdraw when only a child is present; and
  • Bailiffs have a duty of care towards vulnerable people, such as the elderly, people with disabilities, single parents and unemployed people and must use discretion when collecting debts from these groups.
The announcement today is the first step in Government plans to change the way bailiffs are regulated, to make sure they operate fairly for all concerned.  As Justice Minister Jonathan Djanogly announced the standards, he also outlined proposals to create a new legally-binding regulatory regime for bailiffs.  They include:

  • New rules around the modes and times of entry to make it clear when and how an enforcement agent may enter a home or a business;
  • Which goods are exempt to make it clear which items an enforcement agent may not take from someone's home or business premises; and
  • What fees bailiffs can charge for the range of debts that they collect for local government, courts and businesses
The full proposals will be consulted on in Spring, with a view to the proposals becoming law as soon as possible.
Alongside the revised National Standards the information available on DirectGov has been updated to provide guidance on bailiffs for debtors and creditors. This guidance also provides information on where people can go for help if they feel they have been a victim of unacceptable behaviours by bailiff.
Please share this information with your members and networks.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Good politician, rare, and the other

As Blackpool MP Gordon Marsden avoids veteran Notareargunner as if the protagonist had The Plague, it would be intriguing to know if this columns support for Stella Creasy, Labour, was mirrored by the Brighton Belle?  Labour lier in chief definitely does not support his one worthy backbencher as commented on by Guido Fawkes in his blog.  One wonders if this worthy crusade by Wandsworth own Joan of Arc has support from her two faced colleagues?

It would be intriguing to know on what grounds the Crown Prosecution Service failed to indict a former Blackpool  councillor.  Not only did the former councillor secrete over £5000(thousand pounds) into his wife's bank account, it is said that he has moved lock, stock and rotten charity donations into another woman,s bed leaving the once dutiful and accomplice wife to seek accommodation on her own.  A jail cell might be appropriate for the pair.  It will be interesting as the former councillor is rumoured to be heading back towards the Town Hall.  Notareargunner will be following his every move and shouting loudly, for all to hear, "Why did you put that charity money in your now ex's bank account?"  Roll on the next hustings.

A view of Britain from a Great British comedic personality

When 30 years ago I resurrected Flashman, the bully in Thomas Hughes's Victorian novel Tom Brown's Schooldays, political correctness hadn't been heard of, and no exception was taken to my adopted hero's character, behaviour, attitude to women and subject races (indeed, any races, including his own) and general awfulness.

On the contrary, it soon became evident that these were his main attractions. He was politically incorrect with a vengeance.
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Gloriously politically incorrect: Flashman, the rogue 'hero' of Fraser's novels
Through the Seventies and Eighties I led him on his disgraceful way, toadying, lying, cheating, running away, treating women as chattels, abusing inferiors of all colours, with only one redeeming virtue - the unsparing honesty with which he admitted to his faults, and even gloried in them.
And no one minded, or if they did, they didn't tell me. In all the many thousands of readers' letters I received, not one objected.
In the Nineties, a change began to take place. Reviewers and interviewers started describing Flashman (and me) as politically incorrect, which we are, though by no means in the same way.
This is fine by me. Flashman is my bread and butter, and if he wasn't an elitist, racist, sexist swine, I'd be selling bootlaces at street corners instead of being a successful popular writer.
But what I notice with amusement is that many commentators now draw attention to Flashy's (and my) political incorrectness in order to make a point of distancing themselves from it.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-506219/The-testament-Flashmans-creator-How-Britain-destroyed-itself.html#ixzz1jFLf6zFR

Woman with two... hhmm...tthem missing thing down there

I lost my virginity twice: Woman, 27, reveals she has TWO VAGINAS

I have news for U, the Government has two, the opposition is packed out with them.

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

2012. Adopt an illegal immigrant year

Immigation does keep Britons out of jobs, government committee admits

Immigration meant 160,000 British workers missed out on jobs in the last five years, the Government’s migration expert revealed. 

A Briton is “displaced” from the labour market for every four extra migrants from outside the EU that arrive in the UK, the Migration Advisory Committee (Mac) concluded.
The report is the first official examination of the impact of immigration and showed it has kept resident workers out of jobs.
Professor David Metcalf, chairman of the Mac, also criticised the use of GDP for measuring the effects of the influx of foreign nationals as “pro-immigration” because more migrants will logically expand the economy.
The findings are in contrast to a study by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (Niesr) which claimed the number of immigrants coming to the UK had little or no impact on the number of unemployed.
However, the impact and displacement of British workers also does not last forever, the Mac report found. 
"Those migrants who have been in the UK for over five years are not associated with displacement of British-born workers," it said. 


To those who welcome the mass immigration that is destroying the culture of this nation, when the Yarpie gang moves in next door to you and the 16 year old gun toting thug murders a rival outside your house, then you are ultimately responsible.  You and the apathetic electorate, the thieving MP and the ignorant academic whose credential outmatch their capabilities.  And when the Thought Police come with the silencing order from an acquiescent judiciary you may look at your family history and wonder why they ever fought totalitarianism, because that is what you have got.

Evils of Pay-Day easy money

 The following letter has been copied and pasted directly from the The Consumer Forums [webmaster@consumeractiongroup.co.uk] with an apology and explanation that there is no attempt to plagiarise such a brilliant Group.  It is just that the subject is of such importance to millions of Britons that it has to be available to everyone with interest.  In the current economic climate that means about everyone.  This is not to disguise that there is a political message here being exported by Dr Creasy and she is one politician that Notareargunner opposes in theory, but will support in this practice.  Good work, Stella.

Boris or Ken. Londoners its got to be Ken. If you want to tell Boris to do the right thing for London and get those legal loan shark ads off our buses, trains and stations too then email him at mayor@london.gov.uk. THEY GOT RID OF THESE ADS ON MANCHESTERS METROLINK.

*Boris and Moral Judgements: Of Loopholes, Leadership and Legal Loan Sharks*

This weekend the Times newspaper carried a story about how Transport for London (http://twitpic.com/8563jr) is proposing a new code for corporate sponsorship which would mean payday loan companies would not be able to sponsor events on the network. It follows pressure arising from last year’s sponsorship by Wonga of free new year’s eve travel- something you can read more about here in the archives of my site (http://www.workingforwalthamstow.org.uk/?p=206).  This is a surprising development, not least because a year ago the Mayor Boris Johnson wrote to me in response to my concerns about what message his use of this firm was sending to cash strapped Londoners to justify himself. He stated: ‘We make no moral judgments about legitimate businesses that purchase advertisement space or sponsorship.’ he also personally told LBC that : “[Wonga] are a legitimate outfit and they’re licensed to trade in this city and if they want to reduce the cost of travel for people in London then that is acceptable.” This sudden u-turn ahead of this year’s mayoral elections would be welcome, were it not for the loopholes that Transport for London have included. Payday loan companies will still be able to purchase advertising on the transport network in London and indeed if you live near a bus station like Walthamstow, you will have seen the plethora of adverts for Wonga now running on buses. TFL are explicit that this will not change under their new policy. Back in November 2011, Ken Livingstone committed to me (http://www.workingforwalthamstow.org.uk/?p=885) that if he were Mayor of London he would ban all sponsorship and advertisement by high cost credit companies on the tube until the introduction of caps on the costs of credit. These caps would give London’s consumers the same protection from this form of credit others enjoy across the world. It would also make such lending more affordable rather than problematic for many of the capital’s dwellers. These shops now dominate our high streets and one firm estimates a third of all its business takes place in London alone. Tackling the long term debts of Londoners will be key to the future prosperity of the capital because of the impact this has on their ability to help get our regional economy moving, which is why ensuring residents can borrow affordably is crucial.With millions of Londoners now struggling financially as the cost of living in the city surges and unemployment  or wage freezes hit their household budgets, these firms are profiting from the refusal of the Government to regulate their charges. Taking a stand against them would send a strong message to the Government that we need reform of our consumer credit market urgently for the good of our economy and our society. We face a choice in May at the ballot box between a London Mayor who shows leadership on this issue by sending a strong message that these kinds of companies are not welcome here until they’re responsible lenders, or a London Mayor who finds a loophole to let them continue to target the capital’s consumers? For me there’s no contest. In the meantime, if you want to tell Boris to do the right thing for London and get those legal loan shark ads off our buses, trains and stations too then email him at mayor@london.gov.uk.

Monday, 9 January 2012

Compare Blairs Billions to a widows lot

Mean spiritedness is alive and well as we approach the season of giving and good cheer and good will - or so it would appear. Let's hope there's a change of heart and the 'policy' can be put in place that when any member of H.M. Forces dies for their country then any monies paid out to widows etc should be in the rank of the deceased no matter how long it had been held or whether it was an acting rank or not. This SNCO would have been given his rank for time served, assessed as fit to hold the rank and so that his pending deployment would have a respected and responsible SNCO in situ for the tasks that lay ahead. To argue that he hadn't spent long enough in the rank to qualify for rank related widow's pension rights seems unjust and mean. He paid the supreme sacrifice - I wonder what sacrifice the pen-pushers in MOD have made to serve their country so well?
Sergeant Matthew Telford of the Grenadier Guards was 
promoted to the rank in June 2009.
In November of that same year, Sergeant Telford was one of 5 
British soldiers killed when a rogue Afghan policeman opened 
fire on them.
His wife and family will only receive a Corporal's pension since 
he only held his rank of Sergeant for less than a year.  However, 
he was killed on operations by the enemy whilst wearing three 
stripes of a Sergeant on active service.
Please sign the petition below to support a change in the rules 
that deny a hero's widow the pension she deserves.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Someone left the "L" out of Daring

Royal Navy sends its mightiest ship to take on the Iranian show of force in the Gulf 


Iran has threatened to block the Strait of Hormuz, which served as the conduit for 17 millions barrels of oil every day last year.
Naval commanders believe the deployment of HMS Daring, a Type 45 destroyer, will send a significant message to the Iranians because of the firepower and world-beating technology carried by the warship.
Philip Hammond, the Defence Secretary, has publicly warned Iran that any blockade of the Strait of Hormuz would be "illegal and unsuccessful".
The Daily Telegraph understands that HMS Daring has been fitted with new technology that will give it the ability to shoot down any missile in Iran's armoury. The £1 billion destroyer, which will leave Portsmouth next Wednesday, also carries the world's most sophisticated naval radar, capable of tracking multiple incoming threats from missiles to fighter jets.
Daring, with its crew of 190, will transit through the Suez Canal and enter the Gulf later this month to replace the Type 23 frigate currently on station.

The Islamic Guard has started training on how to treat prisoners once they have captured the illustrious WARSHIP.  They plan to do this once the Navigation Officer has smudged her lips stick and has the mascara  in her eyes wiped away as she puts the boat aground on the rocks off the Needles.  There is to be no gunnery practice until the crew return from a run ashore in Edinburgh where the crew went 8 months ago to sample the waters before the Newly Independent Nation outlawed whisky drinking.  Her All Black soccer players have been confined to ship until after the Twitters stop accusing them of being rampant blond whore abusers and want it known that i/ they are rugby players, ii/ they were not whores but a redundant television sales executives on a courtesy visit from the RN School of Dancing on Union street, iii/ if they can't take their Ipods they're not going anyway.  
There is fury amongst the crew as they were told they would have to uphold the recent traditions of RN frigates in the region and they would practice waving the Bootneck attachment off as it is rowed into ignominy as guests of Ayatollah Cantreadorritehey.

Good speed.  Go with the blessing and thoughts of all Veterans.  Return safe.

Tony Blair and the £8million tax 'mystery'

Former Prime Minister Tony Blair channelled millions of pounds through a complicated web of companies and paid just a fraction in tax, The Sunday Telegraph can reveal. 

Official accounts show a company set up by Mr Blair to manage his business affairs paid just £315,000 in tax last year on an income of more than £12 million. In that time, he employed 26 staff and paid them total wages of almost £2.3 million.
The accounts provide the strongest evidence yet of the huge sums generated by Mr Blair through his various activities since quitting Downing Street in June 2007.
He runs a business consultancy – Tony Blair Associates – which has deals with the governments of Kuwait and Kazakhstan among others and is a paid adviser to JP Morgan, an American investment bank, and to Zurich International, a global insurance company based in Switzerland. Mr Blair makes a further £100,000 a time from speeches and lectures while also presiding over a number of charities including a faith foundation.
Mr Blair has previously been criticised for cashing in on contacts made in Downing Street and these accounts will likely add to those concerns.
The documents also reveal that in the two years until March 31 last year, Mr Blair’s management company had a total turnover of more than £20 million and paid tax of about £470,000.

"Mr Blair makes a further £100,000 a time from speeches and lectures..." yet he cannot answer a single question on the Dodgy Dossier.  We know that historically the Tory White Boys were a cabal of their own and probably remains so.  It is increasingly evident that Lieber is an monolith of single minded intransigence, self glorification and personal enrichment, with a following of mindless lemmings.  The criticism over the years of the likes of Dianne Abbott, Bernie Grant and The Lancashire Thieves has been stunningly soporific.


Saturday, 7 January 2012

Need help with contesting Parking fines?(part 2)

By it's own 'Code of Conduct' issued to all local authorities staff at the TEC should amongst their other duties

*Authorise the preparation of an order for the recovery
*Consider and process statutory declarations
*Process revocation notices cancelling the notice to owner/enforcement notice/penalty charge notice or charge certificate following acceptance of a statutory declaration
*Authorise the preparation of warrants of execution
*Extend the time allowed for filing a statutory declaration upon receipt of a valid request from the respondent (motorist - Our definition).

The TEC would have you believe that it is. It's Code of Conduct goes on to add 'Staff at the TEC will not give any advice on any procedure other than the Court Registration process. Court staff are not legally trained'. That's pretty clear.

The Code then adds 'If after 14 days from service of the Charge Certificate, the charge still remains unpaid, the local authority can apply to the County Court (TEC) to recover the unpaid charge, as if it were payable under a County Court order. That takes 'clear' to 'definitive'.

The TEC sees itself as a court even though it admits that it's staff are NOT legally trained.

However no judges, solicitors or barristers will ever be found near to or within the TEC or preparing papers for litigation or hearings within the TEC. No hearings are overseen by the TEC. The cut and thrust of litigation simply does not exist at the TEC. Statutory declarations can only be made on the limited techical options offered by the TEC which does not consider any facts of the case as these cannot be included on a statutory declaration. A court which does not consider the facts of the case? Curiouser and curiouser.

No judges, solicitors or barristers and no hearings plus staff who is it is admitted are not legally trained to make considerations over statutory declarations they process and which the respondents (motorists) are required to have witnessed by an officer of a county court or a Commissioner for Oaths on pain of being advised that wrongful information may be committing an act of perjury, can only confirm that the TEC is not a court.  And any claim to the contrary becomes even more unsustainable.

Need help with contesting Parking fines?

 I have not copied any site so comprehensively as I do here, and add so not to plagiarise an excellent contribution into the illegal antics of a fraudulent £2billion pa scam machine, recognising fully that the author is the holder of the Fair Parking website.  Thanks for making the law accessible to everyone with internet.


The Role of Bailiffs

The law means nothing to private bailiffs. Too often they do not even know the law. They are not court officers and will have no court documentation with them when they pounce, least of all a GENUINE warrant as opposed to one later and unlawfully printed in their own office. They are likely to be self employed. Bailiffs are not interested in anything you may have to say. They have endless excuses to try and make it look as if members of the public are out of order or have broken the law (parking enforcement is now decriminalised!). All they are concerned about is instantly seizing vehicles or extracting money on the spot and usually by cash only. Nor are they bothered who pays it or whether the amount demanded falls in line with those fees listed in statute. What has been created is an army of bounty hunters pretending that they are law enforcement officers literally extorting money at will.
It will come as no surprise that whatever local authorities do wrong, bailiffs and bailiff companies add much more to this illegality by way of bullying, intimidation and far worse for the simple reason they stand to gain far more by ignoring any semblance of the enforcement laws which not only exist but which are also quite clear.
London local authorities will only ever receive a maximum of £187 per ticket and those in the provinces will receive far less. Bailiffs however will claim hundreds of pounds in fees as a minimum. Four figures is quite normal, that is if they only charge fees for too often bailiffs will simply take cars as a first option and without any legal documentation or giving any consideration as to who owns the vehicle or whether that person has anything to do with the original allegation. When vehicles are sold it is not always at auction as the bailiffs claim and whatever the price the vehicle fetches, you can guarantee that in nearly all cases the owner will never see a penny from the sale. Local authorities and bailiffs are quite happy to assume the delusory practice of 'Unpaid parking tickets equals forfeiture of your vehicle'. No, you haven't misread that, though no such law has yet been passed.