New Labour's 'Great' Britain ?
On the day that phony Tony's bunch of New Labour B-liars begin their party's annual conference in Brighton, Gordon Brown blows away any remaining beliefs anyone may have harboured that he might have had the makings of a more honorable head honcho than our current creep in charge.
Because, be it sooner or be it later, whenever Blair finally does eff off, Gordon-the-gobshite Brown's going to give the bulk of Brits nothing better than more of the same old shit.
And as sad as he is to say it, This Old Brit believes beyond a shadow of doubt, that the 'Great' has finally gone right out of Britain -- for good.
The truth is that we'd be better off being honest, and re-branding these once 'sceptered' isles of ours as, Bolloxed Britain -- and/or the Blighted Kingdom instead of the United Kingdom.
From the very first day day that Blair and Bush became brother's in blood, almost everything truly British about today's UK has been slowly but surely, supplanted by American Republicanism, run-riot.
Talk about tripe. Take a look at this.
Labour 'should learn from Bush'
Can Labour learn from George Bush's campaign?
Labour should turn to George Bush's Republican party for inspiration about how to boost party membership, Europe Minister Douglas Alexander has argued.
He said the success of the Republicans had been largely down to improved organization and motivation. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk_politics/4283652.stm
Oh, really? Well, This Old Brit argues this; work your abysmal argument up your arse, Alexander.
And here's another example of Britain's social back peddling, via the terrible treatment of it's poor old age pensioners.
Prison for tax protest pensioner
Sylvia Hardy arrived at court in Exeter with a packed bag
A retired social worker from Devon has become the first woman pensioner to be jailed in England for refusing to pay part of an increase in her council tax.
Sylvia Hardy, 73, from Exeter, was jailed for seven days after missing a deadline to settle arrears of £53.71. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/devon/4280040.stm
And here's more on the current miserable plight of so many British pensioners.
Women's low pensions a 'scandal' http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4281928.stm
David Blunkett has pledged welfare reformPensions Secretary David Blunkett has told the Labour party conference that a solution is needed for the "scandal" of low pension provision for women.
Mr Blunkett said the government's Pension Commission would recommend on how women's pensions could be improved.
Many women miss out on a full state pension because they have time off work to look after children or relatives.
Separately, help for those who lost their pensions when their company scheme collapsed will also be reviewed.
The Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS), worth £400m over 20 years, has been roundly criticised for not being large enough to pay the pensions of an estimated 60,000 scheme members.
Balderdash. It's simply Blunkett doing what he does best -- lying through his bloody teeth.
Saying one thing but actually doing an entirely different thing -- which is usually, nothing at all.
See what shame some of our senior citizens are reduced to succumbing to, as they try to show up the two faced twits responsible for our welfare, for the arrogant asses they are.
On Monday, members of the Pension Action Group protested by stripping off their clothes on Brighton beach to draw attention to their claims that they have had little help from the government after they lost most or all of their pensions when their company schemes failed.Blair & Co have had years & years to sort out such shambles as these, yet still they haven't honoured even half their original, pre-election promises.
Neither do Blair & co show any more respect for the dead, than they do for the aged and infirm.
Read this revolting revelation, regarding the recently deceased and so rightly respected, Robin Cook.
Read it and weep.
Cook's Legacy: Debate on former foreign secretary's views is vetoedNew Labour? What a laugh.
By Ben Russell, Political Correspondent -- Published: 26 September 2005
The Labour leadership has been accused of "jealousy" after vetoing a debate on a grass-roots motion dedicated to the memory of the former foreign secretary, Robin Cook.
Twenty local parties had backed the motion, which threatened to embarrass Tony Blair by highlighting Mr Cook's resignation over Iraq and his rejection of many Blairite reforms, including the expansion of the role of private companies in public services.
The motion made a sideswipe at the invasion of Iraq, arguing that "our interests are best protected not by unilateral action but by multilateral agreement and a world order governed by rules". It also challenged the increasing role played by the private sector in public services such as the National Health Service, calling for "the defence of public services and the public service ethos", including renewed efforts to "make the ideological case for health and education as a public realm in which citizenship is more important than market power".
The motion was ruled out of order by the party's conference arrangements committee, which controls the selection of emergency resolutions for debate at conference.
David Clark, Mr Cook's former special adviser, criticised the decision yesterday not to allow delegates the opportunity to debate the motion. "Robin was not just a valued colleague and friend to many at conference, he was a political force in his own right and that is how his friends wanted to remember him," he said.
"This shows a certain amount of paranoia. There is nothing in the motion that Tony Blair would disagree with. The very idea somebody in the Labour Party can have an autonomous personality that people identify with is a taboo for the party. It suggests a certain amount of jealousy, which isregrettable." http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/politics/article315138.ece
But what's the alternative?
As represented by lunatics like this Tory, tw*t ?
THIS HEARTLESS TORY DESERVES THE CHOP http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/tonyparsons/Perhaps at this point in the proceedings it's becoming plain why This Old Brit's saying that this old Britain is now well and truly buggered.
26 September 2005
JUST when you come to believe that all political parties are the same, a raving nutcase emerges to prove you wrong.
Tory councillor and deputy mayor Owen Lister has suggested that severely disabled children should be "guillotined" to save the NHS a few bob.
This is not a sick joke that went wrong. This is not a man being quoted out of context. The loathsomeLister says they were throwaway remarks but he is quite happy to defend what sounds like his final solution for cutting NHS waiting lists.
A Tory councillor has actually suggested at a a meeting to discuss funding for severely handicapped kids that they should be put down.
Tony Parsons, the Mirror writer who wrote the report, also says this.
I can't imagine how the words of this heartless bastard make you feel if you are struggling to bring up a disabled kid.
Well, This Old Brit can.
Because, along with his wife, for many, many years he did struggle to bring up a severely, physically disabled daughter, Helen.
She was born with severe, Spina Bifida.
( No intention of going into details here -- but you know what? It was well worth the struggle. )
Helen is over 40 years old now. Moreover, she always has been - and remains - an absolute inspiration to her parents, and an excellent example to others, far too numerous to mention.
What's more, as human beings go, she's worth more than a million little Hitlers like this Mister-loser-Lister.
And here's something else you should know.
It would have been all too easy to include another dozen or so similarly sick, British news stories which made it into our UK mainstream media -- in just the last 24 hours. Really, it would.
But who the hell in their right mind wants to be depressed any further?
Still think 21st century Britain, under the boots of Blair and Bush is 'great'?
And with that rhetorical question, This Old Brit thinks now's the time to take his break.
Thank God for Twinnings and Tetleys - and their truly, traditional British tea. Eh?