Friday, 6 October 2017

The Value Of Persistence

The persistence of the Left leaning journalists has paid off. They kept talking about the threats to Theresa May's premiership and literally nobody cared. They just lived in their own fevered bubble. Now though, their constant refrain has driven one self-absorbed MP to declare he would like to challenge, buoyed by believing Leftie journo's.

Of course there is dispute about the way things are going and ultimately it always comes back to the leader. Personally, I have no specific problem with Theresa May as a person, but where the hell are her 'ideas' coming from? Someone of influence has convinced her that adopting Labour policies is the only way to go. It clearly isn't working, but they are sticking with it.

May called a snap election because she thought the omens were there to get a real working majority to get things done. And I believe the country was ready to vote in precisely that way. OK so a lot of not very clever people, who had also recently been to university, fell for a ruse by the Marxist Corbyn, but the idea was still sound.

What actually caused the upset was the nonsense that May came out with as Conservative policies. Once they were aired, the vote deserted her party en bloc. And we have seen it since; every time it looks like the Conservatives say something robustly Tory the popularity of the party soars, then May announces a Labour-lite version and the shoulders slump.

Like a sufferer of domestic abuse, May goes to the EU, with sound and sensible ideas and gets abused. She gets angry (we've seen flashes of it), then forgives them and goes back for more. We are breaking up with them, so a temporary tantrum won't harm. Either they talk sense or we walk away. So we argue over the LP's (and they're all scratched), but we will get over it; banging your head on the wall might be habit forming, but it is going to be great when you stop!

The EU is an anti-democratic construct, held together by lies, a construct that the UK cannot ever have joined legally. But none of that matters apparently to the Remainers, who cling to nurse for fear of something worse, like the most timorous of children. May needs to lead the grown ups, and parenting (which she has been cruelly denied) is like leadership, you have to set boundaries, make your position on an issue crystal clear. Tell it like it is.

If you do, you will be unpopular with all the people that don't matter and achieve results of real and lasting importance to the whole nation.

Or maybe you and your simpleton advisors are right Theresa, the Conservatives have to become the Socialists while Labour have become the Communists.

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

For Left Inspired Opinion, Watch BBC News

I know this isn't a shock (the shock is, that with legal obligations the BBC are allowed to ignore them), but BBC News is actually just opinion through Left wing ideologically tinted glasses.

This morning Teresa may was 'interviewed' on Breakfast TV. The interview pretty much consisted of trying to trip her up on her Brexit talks or get her to say something negative about Boris Johnson. You know, stuff that only really matters to Leftie journalists and no-one else. It failed.

So then they went over to one of their own journalists and asked his opinion of what she had said. Why? Who cares? But of course, it looks like independent verification of Leftie ideas.

There is plenty of scope for a truly independent journalist to tear into the Conservatives and their, so far, bland conference. Conservatives (at least, traditionally) are about small government, individual liberty, freedom of opportunity and equality before the law.

What we currently have is a high spending looks-like-Labour Tory party that is in danger of appealing to absolutely no-one.

The still in sixth form journalists posing as adults on the BBC could just ask May "why don't you massively shrink the bloated state sector? Tony Blair, a man of no use or utility, hugely increased the state payroll to acquire client voters, so why not reverse it and close down the ever-increasing debt mountain?

Why not point out the damage not only the Labour actions of the Seventies did to Britain, but the current mess left by the policies and action of Blair and Brown? Having done so, you can then move on to the painful process of dealing with it. It is not the fault of those employed in the pointless bureaucracies and quangos dreamed up by Blair, that they are so employed. But for the sake of the country these constructs and their jobs need to go.

By being honest and up-front we can perhaps give them time to find alternative employment (though people like Shami Chakrabarti need a special kind of employer), before shutting the doors.

Why not change the school curriculum to include education on the agenda instead of endless Marxist propaganda. Then the future won't consist of emotionally weak, under educated snowflakes, but with people of drive, skilled and imaginative.

Hell, even without a proper education, how about an open science lesson about Climate Change; it would be an hour well spent and then the day after we can withdraw all the green-scam subsidies and reduce everyone's energy bills. The shock may melt some snowflakes and cause the rent-seekers to squeal like stuck pigs, but it would also save the lives of the pensioners condemned to die of cold this winter, because they can't afford to pay to heat their homes and enrich charlatans.

Monday, 2 October 2017

Messy Politics

Three aspects cause national upsets; the will of the people, alliances and hubris. Currently, the will of the people in the UK is quite distressing as the cult of self instigated under Tony Blair continues to bite, under the further influence of Marxist propaganda (particularly through the education system).

I say the will of the people is distressing because it lacks any ability to act rationally, with youngsters voting for very dangerous Totalitarians. Because there was a completely disingenuous offer to delete their student debt floated around. That they were stupid enough to believe such rubbish and so quickly, shows just how many of our youngsters today are taking a very long time to reach actual maturity.

Poorly educated (deliberately) and way too dependent, they besmirch those who fought to give them the right to vote. (They also, spit in the face of their grandparents and great grandparents who fought Totalitarianism to give them freedom - freedom they now wish to surrender).

Elsewhere, the ancient ideology that Nation States cause wars and must be deleted (for large empires, strangely, led by those who caused most of the wars, to gain an empire), finds itself in a  conundrum. All around the world, people show their desire to retain local identity, things they feel real allegiance to and that give them comfort in the familiar.

So we have the Catalans trying to ask the question, would they like to be an independent state? Nothing more than that, a poll to discover the strength of feeling of the people in the local area. The National government of Spain has said that to cede is illegal and so the referendum would be pointless.

OK, so that is the current legal view, but if the Catalans are not happy with it, then perhaps dialogue should commence? No, those in power do not want to see it 'undermined' and send in their paramilitaries to forcefully interfere with a harmless information gathering exercise (which is what the referendum surely is).

These officers of the state attacked the Catalan people deliberately and for no good reason. Illegally too, I'm sure, because the lovely Constitution of Spain may well insist Spain must always be what it is now, a single unit (albeit, interestingly, under the control of a foreign power as they ceded the whole country to Brussels), but I don't think local areas having a poll, regardless of the subject, is a crime?

Jeremy Corbyn, leading of course his own blackshirts, objects to this violence and demands Teresa May speak to the Spanish authorities. Naturally, the Venezuelan paramilitaries attacking their own people is fine by Jezza, because the government there is Communists. Violence by Communist regimes is expected, indeed part of the ideology, so what could Jeremy possibly object to?

And then there is the EU. They are completely silent about the violence perpetrated by a member state, supposedly under their control. But then they have to be, otherwise their whole project is in jeopardy, just like it needs to cause as much problem as possible to the UK, pour encourager les autres.

I'm sure the bureaucrats of the EU don't want people's heads cracked, but what to do? Firstly, hubris demands they do not give in, secondly, they are allied in spirit with the Spanish authorities and cannot therefore criticise what any human being would normally criticise. It leads to more violence of course, but the politicians are locked into positions; their ideology.

If only the will of the people could be suppressed, given no outlet to share ideas. Certainly, the leaders of the secretive EU have long thought democracy an inconvenient idea, so damaging to their project. For proof look no further than the 'stupid' decision to let the British people have their say. The delightful aspect of the UK referendum was plainly that, as yet the British people are not all snowflakes, unable to think for themselves, but can consider the evidence and come to the reasonable conclusion.

In one way I suppose the EU have stopped wars. Because in 1815 Britain and other countries objected to France attempting to create a European empire for itself and again with the Germans in 1914 and 1939, there were terrible wars. Now those very nations have managed to create their empire without war, just by the use of deceit and straightforward lying.

It isn't working and is falling apart (it is run by stupid ideologies, so it would, ideologies of French and German hegemony). Politicians should relearn their role and understand that the will of the people, always wins in the end.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

vCJD

Well, we are three-quarters of the way through the year and the NHS seems to be coping well with the vCJD crisis, possibly the only thing it is coping well with. Maybe that's because they hadn't planned for it. Planning in the state sector always seems to involve a lot of meetings, large up front costs and then, not a lot.

But it is strange that they haven't cleared the decks and put the whole system on alert because, some years ago a government expert said that half a million people would die of CJD. Although to be fair, after a rethink, the next year the figure given was 200. Experts aren't called experts for no reason you know.

If I remember rightly, the figure of one million deaths a year by 2017 was also an official prediction. That's not storming along either is it? The figure for this year stands at 69 (and that includes everything linked, including "probable")

Monday, 25 September 2017

Unintended Consequences

Some time ago, doubtless coming in large part from light-weight bureaucrats in Brussels, we began increasing 'workers rights', such as the 48 hour maximum working week, 20 days holiday, temporary rights the same as full time etc etc.

All very laudable and not thought through. Heh! Bureaucrats don't get big salaries and generous pensions to actually do any work! So someone had to be responsible for overseeing all this raft of new legislation and that meant HR. It meant giving more power to HR too. Because now they could sit in a board meeting, listening to all the solid logic of how the company was going to move forward, expand, recover from a crisis, whatever, and at the end the HR harpie (it has traditionally been a female industry, but not exclusively) pipes up 'you can't do that'.

 Like some Fifth-Columnist, or communist commissar watching over the generals and their adherence to ideology, HR wield power for their own aggrandisement. Due to this new, high-powered existence, the recruitment of staff, a key function of HR even after they morphed from being 'Personnel' has been deemed beneath them and unimportant.

Indeed many companies have taken to hiring people from recruitment agencies to operate this function (which was good news for recruiters as, due to the changes coming through from HR, many agencies were going to the wall). They had to operate to strict rules, set by HR though.

The internet has added to the problem as well. HR talk now about direct access to candidates, because they can put their vacancies online. Usually, this means using a 'job board' such as Monster, Jobsite or Indeed, which is much cheaper than the old days of paper ads in specialist magazines.

But even then, particularly for large or specialist companies, the cost wasn't the main issue. It was the volume of responses such an ad generated that was the problem. Now it seems, the volume can be handled. How? Well, the process is basically automated.

If the hiring Manager has given HR a set of skills that he (gender non-specific) is looking for then that is the entire basis of the search. No latitude, no initiative, no actual interest in the role. (Or doing the best for the Manager and the company by getting the best and right candidate).

The objective is to move a piece of paper from one side of the desk to the other. From the In-tray to the Out-tray. In many of the highly specialised roles I recruited for, the skill set was often the starting point, a marker. I had a client who got really excited when I presented him with a CV of a robotics person. The company made emissions sensors - figure that one out, but apparently there was a crossover where this robotics knowledge mattered.

If I hadn't been allowed to talk to the Managers (and in this case the MD) I would have been skills matching and so, quite often wasting their and my time. But HR won't let you talk to hiring Managers, because it undermines their power base. And this attitude has led to companies not getting the talent they need, retarded development of skills across industry and less productivity.

But it has also led to unnecessary unemployment (HR also actively pursue policies such as age-discrimination, but packaged as a rational decision based on future-proofing and the belief that understanding technology is the preserve of the young - all ideology, not fact).

It has led to a 37 year old PA with years of experience being unable to get a job and as a consequence, killing herself. Collateral damage of the need for HR to wield power.

Many years ago, a retired and frustrated HR Director told me that, whilst recruiters refer to HR as 'recruitment prevention officers', he felt a more appropriate epithet was 'the contraceptive on the prick of progress'. Quite.

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Melting Snowflakes

As a nation, Britain is in an accelerating decline, it seems. We have allowed the Left to infiltrate the Institutions and are now reaping the reward of their industry. Crime is unchecked as the Left indoctrinated senior police officers refuse to go beyond social work and the Leftie judges refuse to punish criminals.

However, possibly the most pathetically sad thing in Britain today is the Mills, the Millennials. Brought up through the Leftist propaganda machine that passes as education, the vast majority of them are completely unprepared for life.

Obviously this was what was intended by the Left, simple people are easier to control, more likely to rely on state guidance and control, to gift away their freedom for someone to look after them. But it is devastating at the personal level.

It is truly shocking to see the references to bullying and 'mental health issues' suffered by children subjected to the terrors of exams. The reason they cannot cope with exams is because they haven't been prepared for them, haven't been educated, let alone prepared to stand on their own two feet and make their way in the world.

They feel genuinely oppressed that life at work and living on your own isn't as easy as Mum and Dad looking after you and paying for everything. When exposed to the glare of the world, these snowflakes melt.

If you are ten minutes late for work every day, but you felt you had left enough time for the journey, a snowflake doesn't consider they need to leave ten minutes earlier. They think that they have done enough and the employer should just accept it. It is oppressive of an employer to insist that the snowflake gets in on time.

Everyone else should consider the wellbeing and anxieties of the snowflake, the snowflake has no obligations.

We have allowed evil people to affect and do terrible things to the children of this country. When will we stand up against the casual tyranny the Left imposes? When will we see Corbyn and his thugs for what they are? Whilst the Left has infected the Institutions, this new Labour group are the pus rising to the surface. Time to lance the boil.

Brexit Confusion

Whilst keeping you in the dark and feeding you manure has long been a necessary for those who support the Sovietisation of Europe, it is interesting how much actual confusion there is over a fairly simple concept.

Under the much-ridiculed-as-out-of-date notion of democracy, a very clear majority of the population voted to leave EU dictatorship whilst there was still time. But it seems there may be a majority of MP's who want to stay part of the political gravy train that is the substance of EU politics, probably for highly moral reasons.

And this is what they understand to be democracy; what they want is most important. The people who elected them should have no say. So they are confused.

Then there is the constant wittering about Britain not having a plan for Brexit, when clearly we do. you invoke Article 50 as the official way of letting the autocrats in Brussels know that the UK is leaving their clutches. There is not much we can do beyond that. The EU have to then let us know how we proceed in dealing with them from here. The EU, not us.

For instance; as we have seen over decades the EU is basically a collection of politicians who emulate six year olds, so they say we have to pay tariffs to sell goods to them. We try to talk them out of it and if they won't then a) we sell to other markets and b)impose tariffs on them.

They come out worse in such a scenario but the essence is, it is led by them. It is their game we are leaving.

Then we are told that we are complete idiots, because there is no way we can conclude the 'negotiations' in two years. There are two problems with this statement; 1) it is entirely possible, but it would require the EU to participate and act like grown-ups and 2) the two years mentioned is an EU statement, part of their Article 50. So, they clearly thought two years enough.

It is obvious that the arrogant and probably insane people who run the EU have never planned for anyone getting away from them. Clearly it is the EU that has no plan. That is the problem. Oh and we should know them by their actions. What is the one thing they have been fixated on since our referendum? Money. How much can they screw out of us.