Sunday, June 24

Jeremy Hunt today threatens businesses

It's always interesting how often the Tories fail completely to listen to business and even accuse companies of undermining Tory policy. So much for a party that allegedly supports business (take a look at Waterlooville to see what a lie that is).

The attack on democracy continues with Jeremy Hunt today accusing the likes of Airbus and BMW of threatening Theresa May and the future of the failing Tory government. Airbus and BMW have a right to say what is appropriate for their own business.

These companies have done the correct thing and they will not be the only businesses that are threatened by Brexit.

Why would we want to support the Tories??
His POV is not typical and is tainted by a desire to protect his own political position.

Saturday, June 23

Be careful when buying on Amazon, the UK has failing standards.

'Which?' are reporting that Carbon Monoxide alarms sold on Amazon and Ebay failed to detect the gas they were designed to detect. Apparently the same alarms were flagged as faulty in 2016. Yet the same alarms are being sold. The BBC reports that 3 were made in China.

I recently bought some 'imperial' sized nuts for a project on Amazon, only to find that they were 'metric'. They had come via air transport (goodness knows what the carbon footprint of that was!!!) from an Asian country.

I complained but there was no way I was sending them back only to increase the carbon footprint further!

Generally speaking though UK based companies that sell on Amazon are better and sort out problems quickly.

This ties in with Brexit. Oh yes!
The fact is I don't trust a lot of crap imported from Asia unless it was designed and has been tested in an EU country, including of course the UK. But if you cut red tape to ease trade between us and some Asian nations, then inevitably many will pay, in some cases with their lives - when a poorly designed electronic device goes up in flames, bought by a low paid zero hours contractor desperately trying to keep up with the Jones.

Tories threaten war in a quagmire of lies

Are some Tory Brexiteers actually British?

Is Liam Fox British?

These Brexit appeasers of war want to ruin us all. That isn't in the best interests of these islands. There are more important things to worry about than who writes the current laws. Climate Change is a far bigger issue, as well as schools, health care and our ageing population.

I assume they want to win elections after Brexit. I don't see how increasing inflation and a wide spread loss of jobs is going to help them do that. They will however be sitting pretty with their foreign investments and us ordinary folk have to pay double or triple prices whilst collecting Universal Credit.

We will only survive a dangerous future with China, Russia, the US and others sabre rattling, if we stick together with the EU. If we want to change it, then stick with it. The only thing Brexit will achieve (apart from loss of jobs etc) is that we will blame Westminster for all the rubbish laws instead of Brussels. Nothing will ever change, that is the nature of democracy, it is slow and plodding. That is why it is good and is acceptable. It doesn't matter where it is, the results (if it is working) will be the same in Westminster or Brussels.

Brexit won't solve this problem or many like it:

Yet while we destroy our planet, all we can do is squable over which power hungry MPs determine our laws and where they place their big fat butts. 

Friday, June 15