Some uncomfortable truths for the Brexit “Chumocrats” in the Tory Party to ponder in this opinion piece from The New York Times
Cartoon from a Tweet by Morten Morland https://twitter.com/mortenmorland
I have been trying to figure out what exactly these “English Ruling Class Elite” are trying to achieve with Brexit as the logic of their behaviour eludes me.
The only thing I can think of is that they need “their subjects” out of the EU because the EU defends all its citizens against the excesses of national Governments and this kind of elite abuse.
Individual human rights are very high on the EU agenda and within the EU, an individual citizen can take their own government to task in the Courts, it’s not easy but it can be done.
This obviously does not sit well with the Brexit Chumocrats as controlling the lives of “their subjects” is necessary in order to maintain their elitist positions. A National version of Domestic Abuse, where isolation from all outside contact is the first order of the control freaks
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This is an extract from an email doing the rounds in 2011, the concept still has some validity today.
In order to fix the problem of mistreatment of the elderly in nursing homes and to immediately provide about 2700 extra places, freeing up those beds occupied by delayed discharge from hospitals…..
Move all the elderly into our jails and the criminals into nursing homes.
The pensioners would have access to showers, hobbies and walks.
They’d also receive unlimited free prescriptions, dental and medical treatment, wheel chairs etc.
They would have constant video monitoring so if assistance was needed they’d have immediate help.
Bedding would be washed twice a week, and all clothing would be washed and ironed as needed.
There would be a guard to check on them every 20 minutes and staff to bring their meals and snacks to their cell.
They would have family visits in a suite built for that purpose.
They would have access to a library, weight room, spiritual counselling, pool and education.
Simple clothing, shoes, slippers, PJ’s and legal aid would be free, on request.
There would be private, secure rooms for all, with an exercise outdoor yard, with gardens for anyone who felt the need to exercise.
Each senior could have a PC a TV radio and daily phone calls,
There would be a board of directors to hear complaints, and all guards would have a code of conduct that would have to be strictly adhered to.
The criminals would get cold food, be left all alone and unsupervised day and night. Lights off at 8pm, and showers once a week; live in a tiny room and pay €800.00 per week without any hope of ever getting out.
Some good ideas there Leo…..
The Irish Water debacle shows just how mind numbingly incompetent our politicians are. Remember when they were in control of the telephone system? There was a two year waiting list for a telephone, if you could get one in the first place. Can you imagine the state we would be in if these incompetents were in control of our Electricity, Gas, Internet or Phone systems.
We need a single water utility and people need to pay for the water they use and yes disconnection should be an option. If there are ability to pay issues, that can be dealt with through the Social Welfare system.
Like the ESB, Irish Water needs to be independent of the politicians we are unfortunately saddled with in this wonderful little Republic.
Of course we need the politicians to create this change, back to the headline in this post……
Basically our politicians have created their very own Cute Hoors Ground Hog Day
Leadership! What leadership?
It would appear that one of the biggest problems the powers that be have in getting a single water utility up and running and having people pay for what they use, is the fact that a serious amount of people in this country think that the water that comes out of their tap, and the water that’s used to flush away their human waste is directly connected to the amount of water that falls from the sky.
They then make the leap that gathering the water into reservoirs that will hold enough to guarantee a constant supply, cleaning it from contaminants to make it potable (for those with a challenged lexicon, it means making it drinkable) and then managing the vast majority of the water again as it flows through the waste system and must be cleaned before being released back into the environment, somehow costs nothing.
Who would envy an incoming Government who have to try Govern the Ungovernable? Especially when one of the informal supporters of the minority Government, having come back in from the cold have instantly reverted to their standard Cute Hoor way of doing things.
Dublin Water Treatment Plant