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  1. Sounds just like Romero's Land of the Dead, where a city has survived and fenced itself off, the rich live in posh high rises blistfully going on with normal life with shops, armed guards and bling and the poor get to live in slums dodging zombies that breakthrough.
  2. I read a report last night that said Burglaries were up 50% in the last 6 months alone, sounds about right, the feckless have no idea what to do in a recession with no money and are resorting to however they can get it. The step of zero tolerence may come about sooner rather than later.
  3. Would not surprise me if Swine Flu was by World Govt design to bring down the population a bit. Knock off a lot and then suddenly, oh look we found a cure. Amazing its appeared right in the middle of a bad economic depression.
  4. In reading this, i find its just a symptom of the disrespect thats endemic these days. Seriously when most of us were younger, if you backchatted a cop you'd be taken home in the copcar and your dad would knock seven shades of bells out of you. You actually feared the police, nowdays it seems cool to disrespect among kids, its a badge of honour. Tied up in too much admin, not enough police work. Our justice system is a shambles. The fact that some of the people egging kids on to do it were 38 and 36 is just shameful.
  5. Hang on a bloody minute, if someone worked and paid nat ins for decades, and then retires, even abroad, i think they are damn well entitled to get something back from the nhs, i still pay nat ins contributions, even though I am abroad and i aint leeching either.
  6. Its more a case of Alan Johnston committing political Hari Kari. Talk about totally ruining your leadership prospects.
  7. It would seem Labour really do want to throw every dim electoral prospect they have down the toilet and flush heavily. ‘I do not lie awake at night worrying about a population of 70million,’ he told the cross-party group of MPs. Thats let them eat cake territory.
  8. Foot in mouth, own goal. Total idiot. That quote will be an ad for the whole of the election. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11...-Secretary.html Former Labour Minister Frank Field, who runs a cross-party group called Balanced Migration, which campaigns to limit the number of immigrants to manageable levels, was dismissive of the Home Secretary's claims not to lie awake at night. He said: 'It must be a misquote because it should be.' Home Secretary Alan Johnson last night refused point blank to cap the number of immigrants coming to Britain. And he said he does not 'lie awake at night' worrying about the population hitting 70million. Official figures show at the current rate of increase the British population will hit the milestone within 20 years, with a further seven million immigrants placing a burden on public services. Immigration Minister Phil Woolas has pledged that the Government will not allow the population to grow to that level. But last night he was apparently undermined by his boss. Speaking at the Home Affairs Select Committee, Mr Johnson said he would not bring in a cap because it would harm the economy, claiming the argument that immigration had made a contribution to the economy was 'irrefutable'. 'I do not lie awake at night worrying about a population of 70million,' he told the cross-party group of MPs. 'I'm happy to live in a multi-cultural society. I'm happy to live in a society where we not only welcome those coming to live and work in this country, but also where we can go and live and work in other countries.' The Home Secretary did acknowledge the recession has made it more difficult for ministers to convince British workers who have lost their jobs that immigration is beneficial.
  9. In other words, nothing else worked, so lets stick up the rates and recoup some money.
  10. I mean, could someone not point out, that that if the russians at the height of military might overrunning Afghanistan couldnt beat this lot, what makes them think they can. the general theme however in all of this is quite frankly Brown and his lot couldnt organize an orgy in a whorehouse, we are all so screwed.
  11. Brown should get his head handed to him for this. This is getting personal and brutal for Labour. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11...dead-named.html "Defence Secretary is just not up to the job" Lord Guthrie, former Chief of the Defence Staff, told the Mail yesterday: 'There is real anger at every level in the Army today that all the repeated warnings have been ignored and we are now suffering the consequences on the battlefield.' In a highly personal attack on the Prime Minister, he added: 'I and other former chiefs have been warning for years in the House of Lords about the chronic shortages, but Gordon Brown as Chancellor was wholly unsympathetic to the needs of defence.' Senior British soldiers have launched a lacerating attack on Gordon Brown over Afghanistan. They warned that a 'lack of leadership' at the top of government is causing unnecessary deaths. On the day that six more soldiers killed in Helmand Province were named, one high-ranking Army officer said that soldiers are dying on the front line because the Prime Minister and Chancellor Alistair Darling have refused to pay for the reinforcements and equipment they need. And he bluntly dismissed the Defence Secretary Bob Ainsworth as 'simply not up to it' after he rejected a request by the Army chief, General Sir Richard Dannatt, for 2,000 extra troops. 'It is impossible to make sensible policy if you don't have proper political leadership,' the commander said. 'What we are saying to the Government is that it must resource this war properly, and start sounding as if ministers believe in it. If they do not, then why should our chaps at the sharp end be taking the losses and sending mates home in body bags?' Tensions between military leaders and politicians boiled over into the public domain after 15 British soldiers were killed in Afghanistan in ten days, bringing the total killed since the operation there began in 2001 to 184, five more than were lost in Iraq. A senior MP on the Commons Defence Committee raised the spectre of World War One style casualty levels, with one in ten of Britain's 9,000 front-line troops losing their lives if the conflict continues at its current intensity.
  12. Jesus, thats like a baseball bat between the eyes for Brown, wasnt the sodding imf saying the recession was over like 2 days ago. Idiots.
  13. i think the point is, if we keep continuing to bleed AAA listed companies to europe and Switzerland, the finance sector here will become a worse joke than it is. We should be begging these companies to stay not let them piss off to fill the coffers of other places.
  14. Extra, Brown is notorious is sticking two fingers up at pur armed forces, the twerp. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics...Government.html The parents of soldiers killed in Afghanistan have accused the Government of starving British forces of urgently needed equipment. Jane Ford, whose son Ben was killed in an explosion in southern Afghanistan two years ago, said: ''It is our sons who are suffering because of [ministers'] stingy attitude. It is their blood that is paying. If we are not careful the Government will just waste money on things that are not necessary – like giving the money to MPs for their luxury apartments. Why can't we have luxury bombs?" Ian Sadler, the father of 21-year-old Jack Sadler, who died in Afghanistan in 2007 when his Snatch Land Rover went over a mine, said: "Our soldiers must have a lot better than the vehicles they are being given at the moment. A Land Rover or a high-mobility truck are just not suitable for travelling in a mined environment. We also need more helicopters."
  15. am i shocked, no. This Govt has just about driven a stake through the heart of companies with its idiotic tax policies and mismanagement by Darling and the thief in No 10.
  16. Makes me F£cking furious to read stuff like this and our simpleton Govt. Give our boys what they need to fight a war or get them the hell out of there. I'm disgusted. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/worl...icle6689952.ece Senior Labour figures last night accused the head of the army of playing politics as he warned that there were too few troops and helicopters in the Afghan war zone. One minister expressed fury that General Sir Richard Dannatt, the chief of the general staff, had attended a private dinner with Tory MPs and suggested an extra 2,000 troops were needed in Helmand province. The general’s remarks put him at odds with the official government line that the 9,000 British troops already in Afghanistan are sufficient to cope with the current offensive. A Labour minister said: “General Dannatt has crossed an important line. He is playing a high-risk game.†David Cameron, the Conservative leader, said the government’s failure to provide helicopters was a “scandalâ€. His claim echoed a devastating attack on Gordon Brown by Lord Guthrie, the former head of the armed forces, who said that when Brown was chancellor the Treasury had spent “the minimum they could get away with†on defence. Stung by criticism that the Afghan war was “unwinnableâ€, Brown issued a detailed defence of Britain’s continued role in the conflict. In a six-page letter to MPs, he claimed the Afghanistan-Pakistan border had emerged as “a new crucible of terrorism†linked to three-quarters of the most serious plots against the UK. President Barack Obama also appeared to shore up Brown’s position, saying that Britain had played an outstanding role in Afghanistan. However, he conceded that the military strategy would have to be reviewed after the Afghan presidential elections. It emerged last night that the Treasury has told MoD officials that there will be no funds for extra helicopters because the Americans have now effectively taken over Helmand. The chancellor, Alistair Darling, insisted yesterday that the troops would get anything they needed. “You can’t send troops into the front line and not be prepared to see it through in terms of the . . . resources that they need,†he said. But an MoD official working on urgent operational requirements for Afghanistan said the Treasury had made it clear that there was no extra money for vital equipment, including armoured vehicles. Plans to send extra helicopters to southern Afghanistan to support British special forces have been cancelled, one defence source said. The forces will have to rely on US helicopters and sharing those used by British troops in Helmand. Of the 9,000 troops in Afghanistan, there are 5,000 in Helmand who have just 10 Chinooks and five smaller, less-powerful Lynx helicopters compared with the 120 Chinooks allocated to the 8,000 US marines in the centre and south of the province.
  17. haha Andy Crash and Burnham. This should be fun.
  18. All designed to get people out spending, that is all.
  19. Now we know exactly what the bas"ard was up to. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11...Rover-bust.html Gordon Brown was responsible for 'pulling the plug' on MG Rover, leading to the loss of 6,000 jobs, a report by the firm's former executives claims. The dossier blames the Prime Minister and his former adviser Shriti Vadera for scuppering a rescue deal with the Chinese. The allegations came as Lord Mandelson revealed a long-awaited £16million report into the collapse of MG rover could be published within weeks. He said the Serious Fraud Office, which was called in to investigate the firm's demise in 2005, will reach a decision on whether to press criminal charges in 20 days. It is expected to focus on the actions of the 'Phoenix Four', who took over the car maker in 2000 for a fee of £10. John Towers, Nick Stephenson, Peter Beale and John Edwards are estimated to have taken out more than £30million in pay and pensions in the years before it collapsed in April 2005. The men have now released their own version of events, claiming the then Chancellor Mr Brown 'pulled the plug acting on advice from his Special Adviser Shriti, (now Baroness) Vadera'. At the time, Labour were accused of deliberately keeping the firm afloat with £6.5million of taxpayers money in the run-up to the 2005 General Election amid fears of a backlash in Labour's marginal Midland's seats if MG Rover went under.
  20. When the EU realises its a straight choice betwen saving countries like A : France, Spain, Greece, Germany and Italy B : the other newer members and balkan and baltic blocks. I guarantee you know which choice the EU will make. B will be let go to hell so the other countries can pick them up on the cheap later.
  21. The closer we get to an election, the madder Brown is going to get when he realises the economy is not going to pick up and that he's going to lose in a landslide. People better not forget, Brown was foisted on us by the Labour party. Thats the whole party to blame not just Brown.
  22. If you are going to move abroad, best do it to somewhere outside the EU, if you want money in the bank or a reasonable quietness of life. Move within the EU and you still get the stupid EU rules and high prices. France and Spain were great to retire to when they were still effectively cheap, not now. The worst problem is people not planning, i've been living in Turkey for 5 years now and you can see the influence of the EU creeping in, its disastrous. Plan well, it'll be ok but frankly the number of people i have seen who didnt and leave very quickly is high, due to stupidity normally.
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