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BRITISH PEOPLE AGAIN LET DOWN BY A PRIME MINISTER & GOVERNMENT WITH NO BACKBONE

BRITISH PEOPLE AGAIN LET DOWN BY A PRIME MINISTER & GOVERNMENT WITH NO BACKBONE

Theresa May UK Prime Minister calls on the support of her Members of a special Cabinet sub-committee on Brexit for their support at a two-hour meeting in Downing Street. She has proposed increasing her initial divorce bill offer of £18bn to around £35bn. However, EU has said it is looking for around £50bn. On top of this offer, she has wrapped it up with potentially allowing European Court of Justice’s to have jurisdiction in the United Kingdom

Well this just shows her levels of incompetence and true intentions to potential give away the United Kingdom to Europe Union (EU).

Did the people of the United Kingdom really vote to leave the EU or was it just dream.

While the UK is slipping further into recession caused by the austerity cuts introduced by this Government. Education, Health, Defence, Emergency, Border Control and Social sectors continue to suffer from the lack of finances introduced into the sectors, reasons given is the there is no monies available. But today she can give commitment to double the divorce pay-out to leave EU.

It seems the only interest that a majority of these elected members of parliament is their own wealth or interests. Where is this extra monies coming from to pay the divorce bill, yes you have guessed it correctly. There potentially will be measures taken to push the people in the UK further into poverty.

EU have been delaying on trade talks, as they are more interesting in establishing the best for the EU. This is evident by their actions to date and the UK Government have fallen for it, playing straight into the hands of the EU negotiators.

UK should have took the upper hand and walked away from the Trade talks, as EU have more to lose.

This little island was once known as the United Kingdom or Great Britain, our politicians lead from the front and stood up for the people of the United Kingdom. They were not driven by their desire achieving as much wealth as they can during their term in Politics.

Veteran Eurosceptic Peter Bone said: “One pound is too much. There is no legal obligation whatsoever for us to pay any money. We are net contributors, over £200bn over the years to the European Union super state. If anyone should get any money from this divorce, it’s us. The idea we would pay £38bn is absurd.

Theresa May & her members of the special cabinet also wrap the financial offer with European Court of Justice to have a say in enforcing the rights of EU citizens living in Britain after Brexit. Well this is just absurd and shows the incompetence of our Government.

Our fathers and their fathers fought for the people of the United Kingdom for freedom and to govern our own destiny as a country. It actually feels that the people who give their lives or suffered to ensure the people of the United Kingdom did not suffer. Today, it feels these individuals, who were proud and willing to sacrifice their lives to stand for the British people’s rights and freedom were sold down the river by the Politicians representing the Great British people of today.

We have had Prime Ministers over the last three decades who have been useless and only interested in lining their pockets, one of which was will to commit war crimes and sacrifices the lives of our forces and commit them to war on a lie. Each one of the Prime Ministers have been willing to sacrifice the welfare of the British People through their deception and continued support of capitalism measures. Treating the British citizens as a third-party citizen by putting people the wealthy and individuals from before its own citizens.

What the European Union Members seem to forget is only some 74 years ago the men, women and families of the United Kingdom. Deployed to their lands and sacrificed their lives to liberate the European countries from the strong hold / grip of then German Forces, which invaded their lands.

Today, they treat us as their enemy for wanting to leave a union, which the UK has been committed to more than many of its members.

UK Parliamentary Members need to stand tall and remember the words of one of our best Prime Ministers – Sir Winston Churchill. He lead by example and never backed down, so why should you back down and roll over, is this what our nation has become over the last 70 years. Did our loved ones sacrifice the lives for our country to be weak and frightened to stand-up for the rights of the people?

If you think the latter is true then step down, as you’re not worthy to represent the people of this nation. Start to lead this country and put the “Great & Union” back the respective titles.

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TRIED TO BUY TICKETS TO SEE YOUR FAVOURITE ARTIST / BAND, PAID ABOVE FACE-VALUE – SECONDARY TICKETING RIPPING OFF FANS

TRIED TO BUY TICKETS TO SEE YOUR FAVOURITE ARTIST / BAND, PAID ABOVE FACE-VALUE – SECONDARY TICKETING RIPPING OFF FANS

Over the weekend had a joy of sitting with an individual who is on a mission to bring change to the LIVE Entertainment Industry. He has made it his mission to bring change to the sector called “Secondary Ticketing”. His insight into the problem was remarkable, considering he is not from the music or live entertainment industry. He was drawn to the industry after watching a televised parliamentary debate in December 2016.

This individual was introduced to me by a close friend, who thought I would be interested in meeting a potential future figure. Who wants to bring change to the music industry (Live Entertainment Industry) and had other ideas for business growth and is view of the world was different to many. This business was looking to disrupt was a major problem faced by many people across the globe and it was worth billions. He had came up with a business model to bring change after watching a Parliamentary Debate and was not even from the Music Industry.

My friend actually sold this guy and I had to have a meeting to learn more.

Yes, on hearing this, I thought this guy was a bit of a nerd or had no life to be watching parliamentary debates. How wrong one could be, as this individual was far from this fact. Once, I got to meet him in person.

We met for a coffee and he bought me a breakfast, not bad as he was willing to put his hand in his pocket. He introduced himself and we just had a general chat.

Of course, I had a quick look at the information available across the worldwide web regarding this topic of secondary ticketing before meeting up and was flabbergasted, how big this problem was and how hard it was for a person to acquire a ticket to see the likes of Ed Sheeran or top flight star. If this individual is saying he could bring change, then a chat is a must.

Once, we got down to talking about the problem and solutions to bring change to the secondary ticketing, there was no stopping him. It was evident that he was passionate about this topic and had undertaken an in-depth review. This enabled him to establish solutions to bring an end or control the secondary ticketing.

It seemed the Ticketing of many events were broken down into two element and not a matter of one designated selling route or one sector. The selling routes were used as prescribed as follows:

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Ticketing agent licenced / contracted by the venue, promoter or artist to issue and manage initial ticketing, pre-sales and allocations. They release the Public Allocation via their ticketing platform

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Third-party ticketing companies, brokers, allocated ticket-holders given tickets through their relationship and contractual agreements. To release or sale via their sales platform.

It was evident that the “Secondary Ticketing” was a term used openly, as indicated there are platforms / websites available to enable the secondary ticketing holders to sell their tickets via “TICKET Exchanges” known as VIAGOGO, GETMEIN, SEATWAVE, STUBHUB, TWICKETS etc. These sites make their monies via service and delivery charges they place on the seller or buyer for re-selling their ticket and there is no law prevent individuals selling their tickets.

Biggest surprise was the majority of the tickets to an event were placed in allotments and allocated to different routes (sell). During the meeting a Taylor Swift concert was used as an example, concert capacity 13,900, there were only 1,900 tickets allocated to Public General Sale. It was estimated the 12,000 tickets allocated to sponsors, venue, artist, promotion, management team, media and industry persons etc. Which usually ended up on Ticketing Exchanges.

Tickets allocated to general public were sold out within one minute of release on the Primary Ticketing Agent website. While there were tickets available on the “Ticket Exchanges” with a price increase averaging by 200% of more, in some circumstanes tickets have been x20 face-value.

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It was pointed out that tickets have been sold out within seconds of being released on sale and this only indicates technology built into the worldwide web known as BOTS are being used, no ticket allocation for general sale or inside trading within the ticketing company. As it takes a majority of humans approximately 5 – 10 mins to complete the buying process on a majority of the primary ticketing sites.

Although these practises are unethical, it was evident that they are accepted by many in the music industry. Although they did not like the practises of ripping off their fans, they would not take any actions other than speak out from time to time. The main reason for the industry not actually taking action was they either could not or would not, as it would potentially bring financial difficulty. The majority of artists / bands rely upon the revenues produced by Live Entertainment as their mainstream income.

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This sector is controlled by the Promoters / Venue Owners / Ticketing and the term “Never bit the hand that feeds you” comes into play or rings true. There are monopolies formed within the music industry and secondary ticketing generates £1billion in UK alone. The monopolies support the secondary ticketing market and have business established to sell on their own ticket exchanges or others.

As we spoke, it become evident this point was an area that frustration, as it was indicated that having sat with many organisations working in the Music Industry and had been developed to bring change to this secondary ticketing. Were found to be reluctant to take action or support any business offering to bring change.

An organisation formed by artist management and industry insiders had a vision to bring change to the secondary ticketing market and challenge the leading promoters and ticketing organisation.

However, they stopped short of bringing any direct change or action and established a ticketing exchange of their own that enabled individuals to sell / buy tickets at face-price value or below. At a charge of 10% service charge, which just indicates their reluctance to bring change. They continue to pressure the UK Government to introduce legislation to eradicate the ticketing problem but did not want to be seen as rocking the boat.

Another frustration which become evident and highlighted during our chat was the term “TOUT”, it was said the term that the industry used openly and overused to deflect what was really happening in the industry. Any person selling a ticket and making a profit could be termed as a tout. Even the ticket exchange are touting tickets, as they are making money from a sale. Touts are seen and being perceived as the “EVIL” of the ticketing business. However, it is used as deflect, what is really going on. At the moment the only source of getting a ticket to an event is through a tout and this is because the primary ticketing agent cannot manage the ticketing system adequately.

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It was evident that during our chat that “Touts” were not seen as the problem and had a better understanding of the problems of the industry and what was really happening and was another way of the industry to deflect the consumer from what is really happening.

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Live entertainment industry across the globe is controlled by a select few within the industry, they have been allowed to grow and develop a monopoly, which they use to control the industry.

They have managed to prevent artist / bands from breaking away and trying to tour without them. There has been books and articles wrote about the problem, for example Dean Budnick & Josh Baron wrote a book – TICKET MASTERS – THE RISE OF THE CONCERT INDUSTRY AND HOW THE PUBLIC GOT SCALPED

This book, I have been told will give everyone an insight into the business and was part of the research process.

The meeting give me a great insight into the Live Entertainment Industry and how it can be changed if the industry wanted it changed.

Having reviewed the strategy and an overview of the business concept, change will come and a concert goers experience enhanced.

Wish to thank @CSfairmusic for taking time out and giving me an overview, change is due and would recommend any readers to  share and follow Twitter: @CSfairmusic

Who is trying to bring change and fight for transperancy and FANS of Live Music.

REMEMBRANCE WEEKEND (COME & GONE), WHAT DID IT REALLY MEAN?

REMEMBRANCE WEEKEND (COME & GONE), WHAT DID IT REALLY MEAN?

11th November every year is a prominent time across the globe, especially in the United Kingdom (UK).

2017 is no different to any other time everyone pledges their gratitude by obtaining a “Poppy” by donating money to the “The British Legion” and everyone stops for a period of time “Before & After” and reflects on the persons who have given their lives for their Country (Members of Parliment).

Today, classified as a “Veteran”, I signed to serve my Queen & Country, was willing to give my life to serve and protect humanity and freedom. Proud to say that, I served my country and crown in conflicts in foreign lands.

However, over the last few years having had time to reflect on life past and present, especially in the United Kingdom, my view has changed slightly.

After attending various remembrance services over the weekend of remembrance. It is saddening to say that one feels let down, the charity that operates the poppy appeal have become a commercial enterprise. As a veteran, I refused to wear a poppy or give a donation to the British Legion, I have my reason which are revealed later on.

rah_32637301428While attending the Royal Albert Hall Remembrance evening it became evident that the Poppy Appeal is just a PR Gimmick and money earner. The organiser and charity actually put on a great event with stories and reminders to promote the Poppy Appeal, the PR is absolutely outstanding and very affective visually.

What is the real cost of this and is this money better spent to help our services personnel past and present. While sitting amongst my brothers / sisters proud to be in their presence of so many great people listening to the stories of past and present. This started to generate overwhelming feelings for me and I wanted to stand up, interrupt the live televised broadcast and speak out.

Actually struggled to fight off the urge that was building inside and speak my mind. This is the first-time that I have ever had this urge and it actually scared me, had no choice but to leave before the end of the show.

Reason for the urge to stand-up and taking this action was the poppy appeal has lost its appeal. It is a PR stunt, we reflect on our brothers / sisters / mothers / fathers / grandfathers / grandmothers and friends who have sacrificed their lives in conflicts or luckily still here today, but are combating with other pains from their times in service. For a very short period of time there is reflection on their lives and a reminder of the reason these sacrifices were taken to protect humanity and the freedom of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth people in World War I & II.

untitledTBWe reflect on the losses in the most recent conflicts in the Middle East. However, we seem to forget a majority of sacrifices in the Middle East were because the Politicians of the time were influenced by America Government to send us to war that was structured and prefabricated by America. This war was on so-called terror and WMD’s, which is far from the truth. Men and women lost their lives, while others returned with serious life changing injuries that they continue to battle with today. Unfortunately no persons or politicians have been held accountable for putting us to war without clarification of the facts. They actually have either become wealthy individuals in the top-tier of society or still in government in influential positions of power, slowly destroying the UK.

organize-and-take-the-big-bagToday 2017, a majority of the people who have sacrificed their lives one way or another would not be happy with how the United Kingdom has turned out. Veterans and active service personnel are not priority or looked after by our government, worse still the people of United Kingdom are divided and while the Elected Government Members protect the wealthy and enhance their revenue the majority of people are continually suffering through the austerity measures that are taken, the world economy suffered a recession in 2008 and have still not recovered. The country is slipping further in to recession but is being flowered up or polished to look as if we are pulling out. Majority of the people of the United Kingdom are treated as 3rd Class Citizens in their own country, as the wealthy are priority, followed by the refugees and asylum seekers.

Refuges, asylum seekers and others from outside the United Kingdom take priority. Our national service systems are at breaking point and the systems are near failure. Majority of the United Kingdom people live in poverty or below the line of poverty.

d216b6c5-17d6-4235-be7f-65d6c38bd8b6-homelessmanWe have veterans, who are fighting their own battles / war after leaving the services. There is an increase of veterans living on the streets, in prison, suffering mental health issues and unfortunately taking their own lives because they cannot continue the fight any longer, without support.

Since 2007 there is 187 Registered Charities that state they are raising funds to support service personnel, families and veterans such as the Royal British Legion that generate large sums of funds through charity, their tag line is

“We help members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families all year round. We also campaign to improve their lives, organise the Poppy Appeal and remember the fallen”.

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However, the UK Charity Commission has openly stated that a majority of the Charities hold back up to 80% of the funds.

British Legion itself has sat on funds and has on numerous occasions been contacted by veterans or charities looking for assistance, as they are suffering hard times and need little help. But were turned away as they were not seen as their preferred case study.

People close to a veteran suffering will tell you that they will not ask for help due to pride or until they are pushed. When a veteran ask for help nine of ten times it will be serious, majority of them will not ask due to their level of pride or feel that they will be seen as weak.

Main reason a vast amount of charities (187) have formed since 2007 is they felt that the existing charities were not providing the necessary support.

Having been homeless and reaching out for help by contacting various Military Charities, I was let down by many including the RBL. However, was lucky to be captured and assisted by one great organisation. During my time spent under the support system of the charity, it become evident that there were other veterans that had approached other charities and RBL, but refused support or assistance. Saddening part is that genuine Charities even struggle to secure support from RBL, who is the UK Government elected Charity.

During my time under the support structure of the Charity is that monies is raised from different sources and the Regiment that you served actually provides a portion of the funding as well as the charity.

untitledgtHave actually witnessed many commonwealth brothers and sisters, who have undertaken active service in conflict zones, return home to the country they defended and were willing to give their life. Refused UK Citizenship unless they undertook the citizenship test and paid the relevant fee.

This is ridiculous and should have more entitlement than many others arriving in the UK, as they were willing to give their life for Queen & Country. These individuals should be given exemption from the citizenship test and given a British Passport if they served minimum set time of service or in a conflict zone.

imagesRTLOS1JUActually a former Prime Minister, who has never done anything courageous for the United Kingdom apart from lined his pockets as do many other politicians in the UK failed the Citizenship Test.

 

It is saddening to watch people who have become homeless and actually turned to drugs and alcohol to take away the pain of the cold and embarrassment. It is saddening to see ex-veterans being treated from time to time as a 3rd & 4th class citizen in their own country that they were happy to give their life to defend.

As a veteran we are willing to give our lives to protect the Queen & Country and ensure the freedom and humanity of life or follow orders.

Everyone overtime stated Adolf Hitler was a tyrant, which he was at the end. However, what a lot of people do not know was, that he was employed by the government to infiltrate the German Workers Party and gain intelligence during a time of great depression. He received a copy of his pamphlet My Political Awakening, which contained anti-Semitic, nationalist, anti-capitalist, and anti-Marxist ideas. This become a moment that would change the world forever and turn the once solider into a Political Leader. In 2017, a lot of people could say we are in a similar predicament in the UK and western worlds, due to the actions of our western leaders over the last two decades. The only difference is the Anti-semitic is replaced with Anti-islam.

While serving in a conflict zone in Europe, during a board game of chest with a Yugoslavian gentleman was told the next world war would occur in the Western World (United Kingdom). This was his opinion, his reasoning for this statement was due to people uprising against the governmental way. He openly stated the immigration and policies will lead to the UK Population becoming unhappy and being undervalued, which in turn will cause an uprising.

It is saddening to think that this Old Man’s words may come true in the near future, if the Government continue as there has been discontent shown in the past 12  – 24 months.

People of the United Kingdom and other western countries have come together and raised their concerns regards the decisions and direction their Elected Governments have taken over the last few years. Everyone seems to raise their voices from time to time. It seems it is only a matter of time before an individual or party with the support of the people will throw the UK Politics in to turmoil.

More concerning and saddening part here is the next Tyrant could be bred and born in the United Kingdom. People will clash and the next uprising could lead to a war….

Our Queen and her family need to take a stand for the people of the United Kingdom, as our government seems to be out of touch with the majority of the people suffering day in, day out. Poverty is around the corner for a majority of people, debt continues to grow out of control with bills continuing to grow. Today, the UK People cannot get value for money, with food packaging shrinking and pricing increasing on a weekly and monthly basis.

The one thing with the people of Britain is we will take a lot of crap. But there will be a point when the people will say, enough is enough. Remember, the British people are strong, full of pride and when they bite back it will hurt everyone in position of power or on the other side of the divide. The longer this government and corporate powers continue to treat us as third class citizens the more respect is lost and deeper the bite will be.

We were once known as “Great Britain and United Kingdom” today we are neither as we are not United or Great. Individual’s who we actually remember on the 11th November, who give their lives in past wars and conflict did not fight or give their lives for the citizens of the UK to become a third class citizen. REMEMBER, they fought for freedom, humanity and to bring an end to suffering.

People in power need to stand up and start repairing our country and bring back our values that were the foundation that made us “Great & United”. Our services from emergency, education, housing, health, immigration, border control and armed services are at breaking point with continued influx of people into the country, austerity cuts and giving of relief to the wealthy, corporate organisations and other nations.

WE NEED TO THINK BRITISH FIRST, WE VOTED TO LEAVE THE EU, BECAUSE THE PEOPLE HAD ENOUGH OF PUTTING OTHERS FIRST, it may have been a wrong decision but only time will tell.

Today our active service personnel actually do not know if they have a secure future with the continued cuts.

In all the time the people have suffered the austerity cuts, we have never seen a Member of Parliament, Lords or Banking Industry suffer any financial cuts they have enhanced their levels of wealth, while everyone else suffers cuts.

If you read this blog, thank you. Please understand this is my opinion and everyone has one, some may not like it or agree, but there it is and thnk you again…….

UK is overspending funds that they have not got, the main reason for continue cuts / measures that have led to austerity

UK is overspending funds that they have not got, the main reason for continue cuts / measures that have led to austerity

Having reviewed the UK Spending over the last few weeks it is alarming to find that the UK Government is running into deficit every year, year on year. Although the figures shown are estimated and the true figures could actually paint a different picture, which could be more alarming.

It is estimated that government will spend £12,138 a year, per person (capita) to run and operate the services across the United Kingdom, this estimated total spends for 2017 is £784.1 Billion. However, the estimated total revenue that the UK will generate is £730.2 billion, this gives the UK a deficit of £54.1 Billion on the total spending for 2017.

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Well how many businesses do you know that actually operates year on year in the red and continues to increase the deficit on a yearly basis. The financial and economic system that was introduced over the last three decades ago has not improved the majority of the UK Population and only worsen their lives. They are working longer hours for wages that are below the rate of inflation. While food products in the supermarkets are being down sized for the same value, the money that many people have is far less value than it was a decade ago.

UK Government continues to allocate finances to different sectors, when it has not got the funds or they could be allocated elsewhere for a period to strengthen the UK Public Service and sectors. Examples of spending:

For decades, the UN has encouraged donor countries to contribute 0.7 per cent of their gross national income to foreign aid. In 2015 it was made a legal requirement by the UK government they actually give an estimated provisional figure of £13.3bn in 2016.

DfID-uk-aid_2526582bIraq are set to receive a loan of £10 Billion from the UK government. As they agreed to finance the loans to support infrastructure projects in Iraq over a period of ten years. The program will exclusively target and benefit British businesses looking to invest in Iraq.

On the 05th December 2016 the UK Government issued a report setting out over £500 billion worth of infrastructure investment published for the future.

  • Government releases details of its £500 billion-plus infrastructure investment projects
  • Projects includes major projects such as the Thames Tideway Tunnel, the rollout of smart meters, and upgrading the A14
  • Providing a single source of data for both government and the private sector, giving greater certainty for investors and suppliers

The government published a new National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline, setting out over £500 billion worth of planned private and public investment over this Parliament and beyond with more than 40% of the pipeline being delivered thanks to government investment. Chancellor’s Autumn Statement announcement of the new £23 billion National Productivity Investment Fund.

This new fund includes infrastructure investments of over £2.6 billion to improve transport networks; a multi-million pound package to accelerate the future of broadband, and £7.2 billion to support the construction of new homes. The government feel investing in better infrastructure is at the heart of the government’s ambitious plans to close the UK’s productivity gap.

The new National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline contains:

  • Over £500 billion of planned investment, with over £300 billion of this to be invested by 2020/21
  • Over 720 projects and programmes across transport, housing and digital to fire up the nation’s infrastructure
  • Around 20 new schemes have been added to the pipeline since March 2016, including the Oxford to Cambridge Expressway

What is becoming evident by the UK government continuation to invest in infrastructure and new construction projects is that they are investing totally in the wrong areas. The UK Infrastructure and transport links are some of the best in the world and could be delayed and funds used elsewhere. Unfortunately, the housing, health services, education, public services, horticultural, manufacturing, IT Development and border control is where the investment is required, not the transportation and new construction projects.

UK government commit to building and giving monies away, rather than investing in the people that service the population. Majority of food products are imported, while the UK has prime agricultural land and only use a minority of it to produce food sources to sell to the UK Population.

untitledThe UK government needs to sit-up, as it cannot continue to keep going on a spending spree with monies it has not got, the people are suffering today through the cuts and drastic measures taken by the government to balance the revenue and spending sheet. These measures have led to austerity, the trickle-down system is not working for the population and only for the minority. There needs to be change now as the grandchildren of our kids will be in a worse position than we are today with the burden of escalating debit.

The position the government is in today, is not hard to rectify, there must be changes in the policies of the government. Trickle-down will not work in the manner it is being used and only makes the wealth even wealthier. Unfortunately, a fundamental part is missing from the system and was deliberately left out. This system was designed by the minority (wealthy) to benefit the minority, they did not implement the complete system, which would have meant everyone would have benefited, the minority should be taxed at a much higher rate and given potential tax incentives for investments into public projects, businesses etc.

To bring a change one of two things need to happen, either the government makes drastic changes, which include their salaries, perks and policies or an overall of the political system, including its politicians. One must understand that the people holding the power are responsible for the state the UK is in today.

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Some interesting figures (although some Guesstimated) by Christopher Chantrill

http://ukpublicspending.blogspot.co.uk/2009/04/how-we-got-spending-data.html

Estimated Spending in 2017 – £784.1 Billion

Estimated Total Revenue 2017 – £730.2 Billion

Estimated UK Population 2017 – 62,500,000

2017 Estimated spending – £12,138 per person

Public Pensions   £2,416 / person

National Health Care   + £2,231 / person

State Education   + £1,314 / person

Defence   + £716 / person

Social Security   + £1,700 / person

State Protection   + £464 / person

Transport   + £448 / person

General Government   + £221 / person

Other Public Services   + £1,824 / person

Public Sector Interest   + £788 / person

2017 Estimated Total spending £784.1 billion  

Pensions £156.9 billion

Health Care £142.7 billion

Education £85.2 billion

Defence £45.6 billion

Remember, 2017 has nearly half a year to continue, the estimated value of spending could pass the £800 billion figure as there are dramatic steps have to be taken following serious events. This could easily raise before 2018.

UK Politics seems to be on its head. Does the Right-hand now what the Left-hand is doing. More games going on in the government than in a casino

UK Politics seems to be on its head. Does the Right-hand now what the Left-hand is doing. More games going on in the government than in a casino

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/series/politics-live-with-andrew-sparrow  

Absolutely brilliant porthole for most up to date information on the happenings in UK Politics – must say thank you to Andrew Sparrow.

Just had to have my say on a few items, sorry:

David Cameron’s – warning in his first post-election interview to the Tories, that they need to inspire more & modernise. Just shows how out of touch these politicians (ex-politicians) are with the people of the United Kingdom. How can he give advice, when he did not inspire or modernise anything when he was in power? When the going got tough, what did he do to inspire the UK Nation, turned on his heels sharpish and run the other way. Is he the type of individual that should be given advice on any matters concerning politics today as he let us down in times of need. In an event of war, he would have been shot by his men for running the other way.

Theresa May – telling her cabinet ministers not to speak to the papers or leak information regards her meetings. Well just shows she is not in-tune with her own cabinet ministers, if she is chairing a meeting and discussing policies etc. Then for cabinet ministers to openly talk about the contents of the meeting only tells us one thing, they are not happy with the way the meetings are run and feel that their voices are not being heard, hence the talking out to media.

TM needs to get a grip of her house and start listening to the cabinet ministers or acting by slapping them down, this sounds more like the meetings are held by dictatorship or people in the cabinet have other agendas. Remember majority of these so-called politicians do not care about their electors and only have one thing on their minds “how much money can I make, while in office” they are driven by greed and have no desire to improve the living of the UK Population by running the country correctly.

Brexit – negotiations should be undertaken by members from every political party this exit / divorce is the UK & Europe. Let’s get selected people from all parties around the table and discuss the terms and agree as one house how we intend to go forward. It seems the right-hand does not know what the left-hand is doing. To date it seems to be a shamble and just hit and hope approach. It will be no surprise if we are bent over the table and shafted by every European member and left with nothing beneficial for the UK. Jeremy Corbyn, Nigel Forage and more

Guy Verhofstadt extract below from the Independent is spot-on the money, this is from the other side, it makes you think if some of the EU Ministers should come over and run our country and we sack the crap we have in office.

“Brexit is about the whole of the UK. It will affect all UK citizens, and EU citizens in the UK. This is much bigger than one political party’s internal divisions or short term electoral positioning. It’s about people’s lives,”.

“I believe the negotiations should involve more people with more diverse opinions. Some recognition that the election result was, in part, a rejection of Theresa May’s vision for a hard Brexit would be welcome.”

Chris Grayling (Transport Secretary), about as much use as a chocolate fire guard promoting HS2 project go-ahead, he should be recommending for it to be put on hold. This is ridiculous considering the overspend this government continues to do year on year. There are more pressing issues that the finances could be directed to other than this HS2 Project. The financial year is only half-way through and the amount of borrowing that this Government must do for 2017 is far beyond, what anyone could imagine following the incidents in the start of the year.

It makes you think, how many backhanders or brown envelopes are being put under the political tables to get this passed. A project that will affect the purse should be put up to the public for a vote. Which could be done with the technology advances today.

UK Government has one chance to get things right and start to bring the country together, however, be prepared for the future, if they continue as they are at the moment the UK will be forced backwards. Poverty is really happening with majority of the UK Population feeling the pressures from the cuts and measures taken by the government to save money and bring down the deficit. Well that what they have you all believe; UK People are living below the rate of inflation. There monies have the same value as they had ten years ago. Supermarkets are either increasing prices on food or changing the packaging sizes and putting less. Food-banks are the normality for some, while others are less than one pay-check from being Homeless.

You may laugh at this, but it is fact, I sit in the parks on benches and watch the world pass by, sometimes lost by the propaganda, fighting between politicians etc. But I am fortunate to be given a gift of life and an insight through my experience to look outside the box. Watching the progressive destruction of individuals and countries by decisions of others. People all over the world are suffering poverty, while others are swimming in wealth bestowed upon them by others. Majority of politicians of the world today have one thing in common, to fulfil their own desire to be wealthy before representing the people that voted for them.

Today’s technology advances, our societies can be self-governed by the people, voting on policies and decisions through the multi-media platforms we have available. There is no need for 650 members of parliament, we should just have an elected party, the MP’s are elected for the positions and then democracy is managed by the population.

 

 

Us & Them (USA v RUSSIA) – when is the propaganda going to stop

Us & Them (USA v RUSSIA) – when is the propaganda going to stop

Cold war was supposed to have dissolved on the 26th December 1991, but US continued propaganda would have you think otherwise. United States (US) Senior officials stating that Russia are just meddling in US and global politics.

There is no bigger meddlers than the United States in today’s world. These senior authorities in the US continue to slander and spread propaganda that has no substantial evidence.

However, there vast amount of evidence pointing towards the US meddling in Politics and other Sovereign States outside their jurisdiction around the globe and continuation of supporting or starting conflicts.

Unfortunately, 9/11 was caused by the US to enable their foreign policy to by extend across the globe. It is well known that US and Saudi Arabia Governments backed and supported the militant groups to fight Russia in the early 1980’s. They were very similar as the militant groups being trained and supported in the US illegal war against the Sovereign State of Syria today. ISIS, ISIL & Al Qaida all described by the US as extremist terrorist groups were decedents of the Taliban, who fought the Russian occupation in Afghanistan. They were supported and trained by America Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) as directed by the President of America. But today they are know as terrorists and are the main reason for the “War on Terror”.

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Following 9/11, President of America lead a war on terror and invaded Afghanistan. This was predominately to fight the new terrorist organisation, who had removed the Russian occupation. Taliban setup the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in September 1996 this regime ended on December 9, 2001, after being ousted by the Northern Alliance, which had been bolstered by a US-led invasion  to take the Taliban out of power and hunt for the so called perpetrator that they once trained and backed to fight Russia occupation, known as Osama Bin Laden. pictured on right.

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Following the invasion of Afghanistan, in 2003 the US and Coalition turned their attention towards the Sovereign State of Iraq and leader Saddam Hussein. They indicated that the Iraqi leader was developing weapons of mass destruction and produced evidence that was unsubstantiated after the invasion and killing of the leader (Saddam Hussein). However, this invasion did not actually face any resistant as it did in the previous gulf war. As the Iraqi senior members of the home-guard forces and Hussein family members were removed from the country prior to the invasion and situated in other part of the world by other Middle East assistance.

Why did the US invade Iraq, well it was not weapons of mass destruction as they indicate, unfortunately it was because the Iraqi leader was intending to trade oil for euros, which was not in the interest of the US.

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Following the invasion of Iraq, coalition forces in the Afghanistan start to move to undertake different objectives. It become evident that the US Government were strategically more occupied with Iran, while the British Forces fought in the Helmand Provence.

While the US boost the protection capabilities of its Gulf allies by upgrade defence possibilities in the region and introducing missile systems in the northern part of UAE (Sharjah) and Bahrain directly opposite Iran. This surrounding Iran, all this movement was ready in the event of a future alia of US starting a conflict with Iran enabling the US to provide the necessary support.

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Unfortunately,  on the 17 December 2010  an uprising started in Tunisian effect spread strongly to five other countries: Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Syria and Iraq where either the regime was toppled or major uprisings and social violence occurred, including civil wars or insurgencies. Other Middle Eastern countries suffered demonstrations and minor protests this become known as the Arab Spring. Key area that was a concern to the US Government was the Egyptian upraising against its Government, which was supported by the US. However, this uprising of the people was strong and the people elected a new government from the “Muslim Brotherhood” who opposed the US Foreign Policy. This uprising shifted to other Middle Eastern Sovereign States including the oil rich Libya and Syria.

The US Government seen this as a double ended sword that had a negative and positive side for the US future plans. It quickly become evident that the potential for a alia to start a conflict with Iran would not happen as the US Government lost a key support, Egypt which was a negative.

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The positive was they had an opportunity to remove the Libya leader Col. Gaddafi (pic. left) from power. On the 21st March 2011 a multinational coalition lead by NATO backed and supported the rebel militants against the Libyan leader and government. This was done in the name of humanity, however, the true reason for the removal was again the Libyan leader was insisting on trading oil with gold instead of the petrodollar.

While the Libyan conflict was ongoing a conflict was waging between the people of Syria and it government, which started on the 15th March 2011. This conflict continued with NATO coalition watching from a distance and more concerned with withdrawing their forces from commitments in Afghanistan 2014 and Iraq 18th December 2011.

The western world was not interested in the conflict and continued to stay out of it until people of the western world and humanity groups raised concerns of innocent people suffering and they intervened in June 2015 (4 years later) with NATO Coalition and started airstrikes and supporting militant forces against the (ISIS & ISIL) terrorist groups and Syrian Government. While Iran and Hezbollah intervened in 2013 and supported the Syria Government fight against terrorist groups.

Russia intervened in Syria conflict on 30th September 2015 and coordinated between Iran, Iraq and Syria operations against Islamic State . Unfortunately, Syria had nothing that was of an interest and did not fit the US Foreign Policy, hence why the intervention did not happen until 4 years after the start of the war.

Unfortunately, today 28th June 2017 NATO Coalition and US are still arming militant groups. US have successfully engaged on Syrian Government forces ground troops, aircraft and drones. US have indicated the Syrian Government have used and intend chemical weapons on the people of Syria, with no evidence. However, the US have openly undertaken airstrikes on the people of Syria and used chemical weapons i.e. Phosphate on the people of Syria

Now if this is not meddling, what is. The biggest meddler is US Government they continued meddle with other sovereign states, it backed the conflict in Yemen lead by Saudi Arabia who supports Hadi Government.

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The Yemen and its people today 28th June 2017, face the worlds worst outbreak cholera. While in a neighbouring country, Qatar is in potential troubled waters with Saudi Arabian lead coalition, which is backed by the US for talk to Iran and it is alleged that the Qatar Government is supporting extremist terrorist groups.

This continued pointing of the finger at Russia and accusations meddling is absurd, considering there is no evidence, while there is a vast amount of evidence of the US Government meddling openly over the last 17 years and still continuing openly today.

Today, reports coming out of the White House stating that the Syrian Government intends to use chemical weapons, however there is no substantial evidence. Remember the US Government used phosphate during their bombing campaign, which is against Geneva Convention.

If this is not enough meddling then there is the IT Viruses which have targeted organisations on a global scale in the last three weeks. The electronic virus was developed as an electronic weapon by the US National Security Agency (NSA) and made available on the worldwide web for hackers to use. It would be no surprise, if these viruses were not released by hackers being paid by the US Government to spread more propaganda.

Again fingers are pointed to Russia and propaganda machine continues from the US Government and insistences of Russia hacking governments across the globe IT Systems.

Why does US attack Russia and a handful of countries in the world. It is because they do not bend over to the tune of the US Government. These are major superpower that are seen as a rose thorn in the side of the US Government, these governments do not agree as with the US Government intentions concerning their foreign policy.

People across the globe need to wake up to the games that the US Government continuities to undertake by releasing electronic weapons (IT Viruses). That have been developed under the NSA and distributed onto the World Wide Web.

  • US Government continue to fight illegal wars in the name of terror and support militant groups to fight sovereign states.
  • The continuation of printing fiat currency, along with trying to control and manipulating the commodity markets. Which is increasing austerity across the globe
  • Spreading propaganda across the multimedia platforms indicating that Russia is meddling in the politics of other countries by continue hacking.

A lot of people in the world and the US Government would insisted that they are innocent. Anyone speaking out or finger pointing in their direction would be  and argued down with and indications would be made towards conspiracy theory.

If the Russian Government wanted to hack or meddle with any sovereign states government they would be able to do it without any problems, as they have the technology and knowledge from the cold war. Remember Russia is a superpower who actually were very active and probably the leaders in the cold war operations regards infiltration and disruption.

The worse part here is the United Kingdom senior members of government making warnings on the global stage regards the use of chemical weapons and continued IT Threats, with no substantial evidence. Does this sound familiar, the UK Government making warnings that could lead to military action without any substantial evidence. This is what happened when we supported the US and the invasion in to Iraq.

UK Government represents the UK People they should not be making threats without the relevant evidence that has not been proven. People of the UK have had enough of the continued austerity, terror threats and incidents, which the government has been slow on uptake. This continue backing and playing puppet behind the US Government has to stop, if it does not your actions will lead to another potential WORLD WAR, which will be a technology war and have implications that could not be comprehended.

We have followed and supported the US Government into illegal wars / conflicts and supported militants who get used for the cause at the time and then turned into our enemies.

Please stop and think about your people.

SAUDI ARABIA LEAD COALISTION BULLYING QATAR

SAUDI ARABIA LEAD COALISTION BULLYING QATAR

Qatar have continued to receive more pressure from Saudi Arabia Coalition group, consisting of UAE, Egypt & Bahrain on top of the already forced embargos.

It has been stated that they have been given thirteen demands that the Saudi Arabian Coalition (SAC) wish them to meet. When you actually read the demands, it becomes evident that the SAC is trying to flex its muscle and take control of its neighbouring sovereign state of Qatar through bully tactics.

They demands are actually are contradictive to say the least. They indicate that the Sovereign State is funding and supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamic Terrorist organisations. They wish to take Al Jazeera News Channel out of service as it is seen as a platform for the brotherhood to raise their voice. In addition, they do not want Turkey to be based in the region and want the Sovereign State to stop talking to its neighbour state Iran.

If you take all this into consideration with the ongoing issues in the Middle East and have spent time in the regions. Then it would become no surprise to hear and is evident that every one of the countries in the region support the Islamic extremist groups one way or another. Saudi Arabia with the support of the Americans have been supporting the extremist groups for years, they actually brought the extremist groups to the world stage and give them the voice in the first place.

If you have every visited the UAE, then you would know that this is SIN City of the Islamic world, it is a bit like Ibiza on steroids. If they had an opportunity to build casinos they would, however, that would be step to far. Ask the question, how does this country get away with braking every code that extremists despise and is based on the western world values. A majority of the Saudi people, who are governed by strict laws based on the faith use UAE as their paradise to go and drink and fornicate. They have never been targeted by any extremist groups, why is this, could funding have a part to play or protection.

Again the construction of the UAE, especially Dubai was fuelled by the people of the neighbour across the water known as Iran, as well as the Russians. They brought their monies into the UAE and there has been a lot of trade done in the past and probably continuing today with Iran, nothing has been said. So, this coalition need to stop flexing their muscles.

The only thing that is evident here, is Qatar has been open with its views and actually not hiding behind smoke and mirrors as the SAC continue to do.

Out of all the countries surrounding Saudi Arabia, the only country that could probably continue without any financial assistance from Saudi Arabia is Qatar, all the other countries that have took the side of Saudi Arabia need some sort of financial insurance and need to stay close and not speak out.

Unfortunately, Qatar is being lead and growing under the current Emir (Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani) and his family. They continue to grow and could become a new global power in the Middle East that the Saudi Arabia does not desire, they have started to set their own policies for growth of their nation and people. They have not supressed their women or inflicted heartache on their people of Qatar.

Remember, Al Saud Family was brought to power by an Islamic Scholar and the doctored Islamic faith of Wahhabism, they aim to continue the domination of the Middle East and cannot be seen having a neighbouring sovereign state speaking out and stepping out of their rules.

The demands they have put across and a ten day ultimatum to act, is absurd to say the least. Reading the demands actually just emphasises that Saudi Arabia wants control over its neighbouring sovereign state and wants to control the media in the region to ensure the people continue to follow their rules.

Now let’s be honest, a majority of the countries around the globe are guilty of financing the extremist groups around the world. Actually, the Syria conflict, the US & Alliances must be still supporting the extremist groups, who form the rebel forces fighting the Sovereign State forces in Syria, as US is still supplying arms to the rebel forces.

The 13 demands in full

  1. Curb diplomatic ties with Iran and close its diplomatic missions there. Expel members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and cut off any joint military cooperation with Iran. Only trade and commerce with Iran that complies with US and international sanctions will be permitted. Iran have been locked out of the global trade for many years by the US Sanctions. However, everyone is trading with them one way or another behind closed doors. Let’s support diplomatic talks and paving ways forward for a better world and open up trade
  2. Sever all ties to “terrorist organisations”, specifically the Muslim Brotherhood, Islamic State, al-Qaida and Lebanon’s Hezbollah. Formally declare those entities as terrorist groups. These so-called terrorist organisations, were breed and formed by the Saudi Arabia Ruling family, who are the terrorist groups, if there are possibilities to bring an end to these continued wars then let someone take the lead. Remember the Saudi Arabian, UAE and other regions see them as a threat to their power and wealth, as it ideologically opposes hereditary rule. Unfortunately, these so called royal families in the middle east were leading families in the geographical area and appointed many years ago as head governs
  3. Shut down al-Jazeera and its affiliate stations. WHY, because they give the clear view of what is really going on in the world and not the propaganda that Saudi Arabia wants to spread, because they oppose the policies of the Saudi Arabian Government
  4. Shut down news outlets that Qatar funds, directly and indirectly, including Arabi21, Rassd, Al-Araby Al-Jadeed and Middle East Eye. Again why, they are a news channel that are regulated and freedom of information should be supported and encouraged.
  5. Immediately terminate the Turkish military presence in Qatar and end any joint military cooperation with Turkey inside Qatar. Turkey are a member of NATO, there should be more cooperation with defence forces, it poses no threat as they are in an alliance with NATO Forces
  6. Stop all means of funding for individuals, groups or organisations that have been designated as terrorists by Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt, Bahrain, the US and other countries. Who are the designated terrorists, they are continued to be funded by the stated countries, and it is known fact that nobody actually knows, which group is supported by who.
  7. Hand over “terrorist figures” and wanted individuals from Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain to their countries of origin. Freeze their assets, and provide any desired information about their residency, movements and finances. What evidence is there on the individuals implicating that they are terrorists. Just because a country states they are a terrorist does not make them a terrorist. What is the evidence and case to freeze assets and deport, this was done during the invasion of Iraq & Afghanistan. Thousands were flown to Guantánamo Bay as terrorist and released as no evidence.
  8. End interference in sovereign countries’ internal affairs. Stop granting citizenship to wanted nationals from Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain. Revoke Qatari citizenship for existing nationals where such citizenship violates those countries’ laws. If citizens are fleeing their mother countries and seeking asylum in another country then reason must be asked why. This is contradictive to say the least, as all the neighbouring countries mentioned have interfered with the sovereign state of Qatar
  9. Stop all contacts with the political opposition in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Egypt and Bahrain. Hand over all files detailing Qatar’s prior contacts with and support for those opposition groups. This just indicates that the Sovereign State Leaders are concerned that their potential powers are in the balance as people they represent are unhappy with their continued reign and there are opposition willing to speak out and challenge the continued leadership. Continued talks should be encouraged with the political opposition, as it would assist and encourage the leaders to change their ways for the better of their people they represent
  10. Pay reparations and compensation for loss of life and other, financial losses caused by Qatar’s policies in recent years. The sum will be determined in coordination with Qatar. This seems to be just a cheeky demand, considering the loss caused by Saudi Arabia & America Polices since 1944 and use of the extremist groups in 1981 in Afghanistan
  11. Consent to monthly audits for the first year after agreeing to the demands, then once per quarter during the second year. For the following 10 years, Qatar would be monitored annually for compliance.
  12. Align itself with the other Gulf and Arab countries militarily, politically, socially and economically, as well as on economic matters, in line with an agreement reached with Saudi Arabia in 2014.
  13. Agree to all the demands within 10 days of it being submitted to Qatar, or the list becomes invalid.

Item 11 & 12 is ridiculous the Sovereign State of Qatar, has done nothing different to any other state in the Middle East or across the globe. A country should be run for the best of its people, if the policies of neighbouring countries are not acceptable then a country should not be bullied into submission. It seems that the policies agreed in 2014 was to the benefit of one country in the Middle East, times change and policies change. Unfortunately, if a country is growing and establishing policies to better its people and they do not align with the agreements then they should be punished but the other countries. If they take the lead then the other countries should sit and learn from them and work with them.

US President Donald Trump has openly stated the US is neutral, let’s be honest here, he is playing games and stoking the fire from behind the scene. His loyalty is towards Saudi Arabia camp.

The biggest funder for the terrorists, unfortunately has been Saudi Arabia and US, tens of billions has been spent on the doctrine of Islam known as Wahhabism by Saudi Arabian Royal Family. Which is not the true word of Prophet Muhammad as passed down by Allāh.

Then you have the US supplying rebel forces weapons in the conflict in Syria as they did in the other conflicts, which end up being used to kill their own and allied forces troops.

It seems there is a big brother syndrome in place here, this could be escalated and this term “War on Terrorism” & “Terrorist” is used to bring people and countries inline needs to stop. It is bullying, no wonder the only leaders not really bending over to these continued tactics is Russia and China, who need to step in and support Qatar. If you do not bend to the Policies of the United States or Saudi Arabia, it seems the Western World will all come against you. Unfortunately, no difference to the tactics bullies participate in the school play yard.

Maybe time for the new elected Saudi Arabian Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to actually sit with the Qatar Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and talk about the future. As Saudi Arabia has a young population and will need to develop the country for them, unfortunately change is on the cards for the region but this bully tactics is not the way forward.