Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Politicians dance to UKIP's tune

Michael Fallon responded to the threat of UKIP with outright racist statements about British people being "swamped" by immigrants, echoing the infamous days when Thatcher stole slogans from the National Front. There was a swift denial from the Prime Minister. Cameron did not disagree with the disgraceful racist sentiment but with the "choice of words"

Instead of standing up to racism, "Red Ed" Miliband uses weasel words about "taking on board people's concerns." The lie that pressure on the NHS is not caused by Tory cuts but by the Romanians is given credibility when the Labour traitors are so spineless in their response. I will repeat the fact, a quarter of doctors and half of all nurses in the NHS were born overseas. Get rid of them with "tough immigration policies" and you would double the problems of health care.

It is no wonder Farage is laughing like a demented hyena. UKIP goes up in the polls because people realise the politicians are doing nothing to help them. Then the politicians all dance to UKIP's tune that the EEC and the European immigrants are the problem.

Only one small problem. Stop the free movement of people in Europe and you stop the free movement of British workers overseas. What are they supposed to do? Come back to Blighty and become part of the "benefits culture" we hear so much about?

You cannot win a battle by caving in. The trade unions should give the New Labour charlatans their marching orders. Either support the working class, show some backbone, or the unions will support people who will. #socialistreviews














Monday, October 27, 2014

Everyday Fiction - free story every day


I DON'T WANT YOU TO GO

Very good current story. The writer gets inside the mind of the main character so well. The comments on EDF are often helpful. Occasionally they are less so!

It is a great place to visit and very good to write for. Even if they reject your work it is a lot more than just a "go away!" They give reasons for rejections which enable the writer to have another bash at the story.

You can contrast the comments on the following. I think the problem with Cluedo caused a bit of confusion with The Vicar's Laptop. I had been warned but foolishly ignored the warnings!

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THE VICAR'S LAPTOP

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Bottomley's smug little leaflet

The Conservatives think they hardly have to make any effort in Durrington. They issued a smug little leaflet with a picture of millionaire MP Bottomley.
The heading was "Why should I vote Conservative?"
Each reason was more ridiculous than the last but I will mention only two.

"Conservatives are improving education."

I think that unleashing Gove and his mad expensive schemes on the education system can not be described as "improving education." Bottomley did not have the manners to reply to letters from this voter asking why Gove approves the use of cheap unqualified teachers in academies. Such manners they teach them in Westminster School!

"We are delivering a Country where if you contribute, you gain reward." (They insisted on a capital C for country. Improving education indeed!)

And then this morning the news included the stories that British pensioner poverty is the worst in the EU and that a record number of workers are on poverty wages. More than five million workers are in low-paid work, with the proportion of people on low salaries rising from 21 to 22 per cent last year, according to the new research by the Resolution Foundation think-tank.

Well some people are getting rewarded but they are mainly millionaires like Bottomley and his chums. #socialistreviews

Friday, October 24, 2014

NAHT join TUC

The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) has today (Friday) joined the TUC, bringing the number of affiliated unions to 54.

The union – which is based in Haywards Heath in West Sussex – is led by General Secretary Russell Hobby. With 28,500 members it is the biggest union to join the TUC for some time.

TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “Education matters – to pupils, to parents, to communities and to the UK economy, which is why it is so good to see the NAHT joining the TUC’s family of education unions.”

White Only Taxi drivers

Car 2000 in Rochdale uses the pretext of a sex grooming scandal for a policy of offering customers white drivers.

Car 2000 are driving a cab through the Equalities Act.

Next we will be able to insist on heterosexual drivers, Protestant drivers and definitely Juden Verboten.

The media coverage implies all paedophiles are from Pakistan. That Jimmy Saville kept the fact he was from Pakistan a secret didn't he? Him and thousands of other paedophiles in fact.

It is absurd that an employer can discriminate in this way and use a grooming scandal as a pretext. The council say they can do nothing. That is utterly ludicrous. A workers' party would be organising a boycott of all racist taxi firms. Instead New Labour always retreat in the face of racism. UKIP blame our economic woes on Eastern Europeans. Instead of telling these idiots that is untrue, Labour is adding fuel to the flames. Does anybody really think Miliband can pose as a better racist than Farage?

Thursday, October 23, 2014

OFSTED are useful for something - shock!


Who would have thought OFSTED were valuable for anything except compost :)



Save A&E at Worthing Hospital

The threat to Worthing A and E is a direct consequence of the privatisation of the NHS. The Tories have handed a £235m contract for Musculoskeletal (MSK) services to their chums at BupaCSH Ltd.

This is something which has got to be fought by any means necessary.

Sign the petition Click here

We made use of Worthing A and E when we lived in Horsham so they cannot reasonably ignore signatures from outside Worthing.

 Local MPs support a government which is hell-bent on the privatisation of virtually everything but these MPs are coming out against the threat to the local hospital and to their votes. They are the sort of people who give hypocrisy a bad name.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Death Agony of Capitalism


This is an extraordinary find on Amazon. The price is a bit beyond the pale ($34.30) but this is an original Workers' International League pamphlet. They are few and far between. For all I know this is unique.

The battle the WIL was engaged in against the betrayal of Socialism is still alive.


#socialistreviews
This is the link
If you want a cheaper version for Kindle, ipad and PC
click here


Monday, October 20, 2014

Saturday Night Reader

Click here for Saturday Night Reader magazine

They also have a facebook page 


 https://www.facebook.com/SaturdayNightReader

They have also accepted a short story of mine. It will be published in December.