Sunday, November 5

Hampshire County Council to close recycling centres

Hampshire County Council has approved £140 million of cuts that include the closing of half the counties recycling centres unless changes are made by Westminster.

The counties - antiwind turbine - council leader, a Mr Roy Perry, believes that recycling is not a fundemental part of economic prosperity. In other words if we don't recycle then by a miracle, in the future we will still have the same amount of resources to build an economy as we do today. Yep, steel and aluminium will magically appear in the earth, put their I assume by a god, and then we can all carry on as before.

One of the fundemental changes in economics over the last 10 years has been the realisation that the economy must include nature and the fact that we have limited resources when balancing the financial books. It is OUR duty to make sure future generations have access to the same resources as us.


These difficult times...

...are going to get harder unless the majority start shouting out and shut down the zenophobes, racists, extreme patriots and left wing ideologists.

Nationalism and hatred appear to be uncontrolled and no one seems to want to remember the past which is full of dictators and basic hell.
This is highlighted by the fictional story about a Christian girl that allegedly complained that her Muslim foster parents made her speak Arabic, took away her cross and banned her from eating bakon. The list of lies basically made up by some people in so called British media was very long and the nature of the story is very similar to the lies published in 1930s Germany about Jews. Because the story tries to attack a section of British society it is also undermining the stability of this nation and hence could be seen as an attempt to commit treason.
The source of the story should be investigated and those responsible should be prosecuted.

Meanwhile Trump seems to keep going despite everyone with a brain on this planet agreeing that he is a problem. That includes 'conservatives'.

Spain yet again seems to be splitting into pieces with selfish regionalism negating the greater good.

Here in the UK, Labour support withdrawing from the EU because Labour believe the EU do not want state owned industries or nationalised companies (an ideological POV), whilst Conservatives don't like the EU because they believe the UK should have it's own laws based on past historical perceptions (another ideological POV). Yes the 'extreme' left want out of the EU because their ideology dictates perfection.

Is Westminster better than Brussels? Where is the factual evidence that London has, is or will do a better job for us than Brussels?

Once Brexit has happened, all those that were criticising Brussels will just turn their attention to Westminster, whining that domestic democracy isn't providing for their personal interests. Democracy never has and never will, that is the whole point of democracy, because the alternative is that a few have what they want and others either have little of what they want or are exterminated by a dictator or monarch patronised by those that have what they want.

I have to appologise that this blog is focusing less on local issues. But the fact is what Trump does or what May does has an impact on all that live in Waterlooville. If these idiots left things alone we could all get on with our local lives and build a future that ourselves and all those across the world could be proud of.

Saturday, September 9

Berewood Estate is still a lie 4 years later

Just read an old post of mine from 2013 about the Berewood housing estate.

It is still true today, even more so with shops and pubs closing:

I'm sure some of those flats being built have only now come close to being finished 4 years after they were started. Aren't British builders fast!!? (not).

The thing is they manage to be incredibly slow, PLUS despite taking so, so, so long they can't do a good job. Our developer industry needs foreign competition from Europe to revolutionise new home builds, to both increase speed of construction on site and to improve quality.

Berewood should have been finished by now.

Friday, September 1

UKIP and Tories keen to create Bodge Britain

Looks like the Tories are determined to ruin our economic prospects by deliberately sabotaging the Brexit negotiations. Liam Fox ( who has experience of being forced to pay large amounts of expenses back to the UK parliament ) is joining David Davis in blaming the EU for Tory negotiating incompetence.

Lies, lies and more lies regarding the Tory position on the EU and Brexit. They appear to have no intention of making any deal and are quite happy to rip apart this nation for their own ideological purposes.

Meanwhile it appears Roger Helmer of UKIP has no clue at all about modern engineering and science. In a comment in a BBC article (see below) he equates power consumption of a vacuum cleaner to it's efficiency at do the job of vacuuming dirt.
If that were true we wouldn't need engineers or more than one company making the things, because a few designs of a specific wattage would be enough for all our needs. Dyson a great British success story would not need to exist.

Meanwhile in the real world of physics and engineering companies strive to make their products efficient, getting as much out of as little as possible. It's the cowboys and bodgers of this nation that satisify their greed and allow foreign competitors to exploit our skill shortage (Helmer being one of those lacking essential skills).

The truth is that the some of the greatest steps forward in communication, travel and product development in the last 50 years or so have been as a result of EU standards. We can thank the EU for reduced costs in products that we buy today. Without the EU,  low production runs due to differing national standards would make many products today impractical to produce. Some companies and individuals may complain about EU rules, but it is actually those rules that allow them to produce one product for the whole of the EU.

Wednesday, August 16

HMS Queen Elizabeth arrives

Got up very early and took the bus down to Gun Wharf and witnessed the arrival of the QE. Pity the US couldn't lone an F35B for the occasion!

Here's some photos: