Austerity means not keeping up with the Jones’s

While The Telegraph is cloyingly discussing the contents of Samantha Cameron’s book and DVD collection and the fashion gurus are fawning over the fashion sense of the two first ladies they are missing something a little more fundamental that highlights the width of the divide between politics and people.

Obviously there is a need to ‘dress for the occasion’ and to look good in the public eye but we really feel that Mrs Cameron should have a little more empathy for the rest of the country who are being force fed austerity when she chooses to wear a dress that cost £2,435 from Harvey Nicks; supporting British design is one thing.  Obviously she will have paid for the dress from her own money – after all, she was entertaining in her own home – but to flout it in the face of the public is just a little too insensitive we feel.

We’re not trying to have a go – Samantha Cameron seems like a nice lady but when so many people are living hand-to-mouth every day, it seems that she could have chosen something equally nice but with a much reduced price tag so as not to give the impression that the financial plight of many people is of no importance to our ‘first family’.

A second kitchen at number 10, now an over-priced piece of cloth to impress Mrs Obama, does this constitute a trend in thinking that will lead to ever more flagrant disregard for the state of our nation?


Ethical dilemma in modern Britain

Here’s a modern take on an old ethical test:

You are driving along in your car on a wild and stormy night; as you pass a bus stop, you see three people waiting there:

  1. An old lady who looks ill and is about to die
  2. An old friend who once saved your life
  3. The partner of your dreams

You have a two-seater car and can offer a ride to only one of them – who do you choose?

This question was used as part of a job application to test the moral and ethical reasoning of the applicant and the answer is, of course: To stop, hand your keys to your old friend so he can drive the old lady to the hospital for treatment while you wait at the bus stop with the partner of your dreams.

However …. given today’s inhumane and unethical society bound by unthinking bureaucratic rules and regulations, the following would happen.

He pulls over; a traffic warden slaps a ticket on his car; he is photographed and sent a penalty for stopping in a bus lane; he is given an on-the-spot fine for kerb crawling; his friend is arrested for driving without insurance; the old lady is left in the corridor of the hospital because she was not delivered by ambulance and is not a PCT trust priority and is over 80 and the memo says to leave them 24 hours to see if they survive and dies without treatment; the family sue him, his friend and the hospital; the woman is an under-cover enforcement officer out to entrap people; he is cuffed to the bus stop and is fined for loitering; he is challenged by a London Transport ticket enforcement officer and fined for not having an Oyster card; his car is impounded and crushed; he is accused of having a luxury lifestyle with his sporty two-seater car and the Proceeds of Crime Act is applied; his business, his house and his savings are seized and taken away from him; it takes three-years to get to court during which time he’s gone bankrupt; he ends up on the streets begging because he cannot get a job with a criminal record and with no fixed address; finally under the new mental health act he is sectioned and put into care for the rest of his life.

Welcome to modern Britain!

Who is to blame for fractured Britain? … the myth of multiculturalism!

Ruth Dudley Edwards asks the question in an article in The Telegraph as David Cameron ‘expressed concerns over mass immigration’ and relates her own experiences of living in South Ealing for the past 30 years.

There are the usual hurt feelings, comments of denial, rebuke and support but one comment really stands out from someone calling herself Izabela80 which we believe speaks volumes and comes straight from the horses mouth as it were.  We’re quoting it here because it is poignant and smacks of the truth – it’s not entirely PC but appears to come from the heart of a normal person, in her own words;

First UK give everywhere  Polish netive speakers in HM R&C  in GP, Hospital. I thought UK do not want Polish speak English thay still do less pay jobs and do not understan what kind of support thay can have. I missing UK I saw in 1992 whe I was first time was in London. If sb want to live in UK mean thay want English shops, culture and decor. Why you let to open shop and do not care tradiciona viev of this shop? I travel cross the London and see this disgustion pakistan shops or indian and wonder why nb care about tradicional development? I want red or green doors I want clean srteet I want see smile on face other people.  How my child can grow as normal person if she see everywhere rubish, naked teenagers and drank people? I decide she will go to provate school and I will pay all mony I have she could be better person so please Mr Cameron do not tell Polish people are guilty of this waht happen in UK. Guilty is peron who said – everybody can do what thay want becouse if we forbiden we will be racist. And what a problem with watching Polish TV? Is it good you have Russian program and have Islamic programs but you have not  Polish? I do not feel worste I finished study, pay tax and can not get credit in bank becouse what? Becouse I am not as good as should be? Believe me people I love UK but I can not look waht happend with this country. I know you wonted to be open for other people but come on thay thing you are naive. We are so skert to say sth for Muslim and Black that at the moement white people are discriminate. Few days ago I am waiting for bus on bus stop. Was standing  black, me white ant  peron on wheelchair. Bus driver was black and stend in place as this black person who stend next to me show him. Exactly door from bus opened and black came first , not this person on wheelchair. Is it fair? I born a baby in St Georges and can you imagen black nurse all the time say to me she is busy nad do not help me with stending after cesarian. Is it fair? Why? Becouse I am white? What is going on? I do not understand such sytuation becouse we have not black people in Poland. We are too poor in social benefits country we could have people from foreign countries.I have nothing to black – just one black borrow mony from me and gone – never gave back. I hate this I have to be more tolerant as black for me.

The important points that Izabela raises are:

  • She believes that if someone wants to live in UK it means they want English shops, culture and décor
  • She wonders why nobody cares about traditional developments
  • She wants clean streets and a smile on the face of other people
  • She wonders how her child can grow up as a normal person if all she can see is rubbish on the streets, naked teenagers and drunk people
  • She is working and using all her money to send her child to private school to make her a better person
  • She wonders why we are classed as ‘racist’ if we object to what other people might do
  • She loves the UK but cannot look at what is happening to this country
  • She understands that we want to welcome other people but knows that they think we are naive
  • She sees that people are scared to say the truth and that white people are discriminated against
  • She feels that the tolerance she is forced to show for others is not required to be shown towards her because she is white

What a wonderfully ironic viewpoint from someone who tells it as it is.  Ruth also hits the nail on the head when she suggests that immigrants are not required to integrate – there is no incentive for them to do so when PC Britain takes the view that it might infringe on their rights in some way to ask people to communicate and understand the environment in which they have chosen to live.

In fact, the government is guilty of discrimination by making it too easy not to become integrated; by publishing everything in a multitude of languages so that foreign nationals can access services makes it more likely that they will never integrate into society and be forever on the fringes and excluded from developing a full life outside of their own circle of friends or relations – this is the multiculturalism myth.

There should be only one culture – the British culture.  There should be one national religion – Christianity.  There should not be a need to have other cultures and religions rammed down our throats else be considered racist.  Having a national identity and pride does not automatically exclude an appreciation of other cultures and religions; we’ve had such diversity in this country for many years and they have all operated along side each other without conflict or controversy.

Multiculturalism is divisive and wrong; it puts up barriers to integration and prevents the Indian and Chinese take-away being part of the British way of life; part of the British culture as much as Fish and Chip shops are; when something new becomes integrated into a culture it becomes part of that culture rather than standing apart from it – does such integration remove its original identity – of course not.

Does honouring our own customs and religion automatically detract from the customs and religion of other cultures – of course not; only in the mind of divisive so-called do-gooders does such detraction exist.  Does discrimination exist – yes, of course it does, it’s human nature to be suspicious of things you can’t comprehend but given the opportunity to understand such discrimination dies away – unless one is forced to embrace another culture or religion at the expense of one’s own; as is being done by the PC lobby who eat, drink and sleep divisive reasoning while the rest of society looks for an inclusive society so we can live our lives in peace and harmony.

It is in the governments best interests to keep us at each others throats – divided we fall.  While they fan the flames of division through their propaganda, law making and pretence of racial harmony through multiculturalism, the people are being forced to identify differences and being prevented from identifying commonality – this is part of the governments Common Purpose and New World Order plans.

Britain should be a nation of people, some of whom are white, some are black, some are Asian, some are Chinese, some are African. some are Polish, some are German, some are Italian but all should be integrated into a single nation under the British flag.  This does not prevent them from being Chinese or African; does not prevent them from honouring their culture; does not prevent them from following their own religious or spiritual paths.

More Grumpy observations to think about


Is it just me, or does anyone else find it amazing that during the mad cow epidemic our government could track a single cow, born in Appleby almost three years before, right to the stall where she slept in the county of Cumbria?  And, they even tracked her calves to their stalls.

But they are unable to locate 125,000 illegal immigrants wandering around our country. Maybe we should give each of them a cow.

Grumpy’s suggestions for assisting the elderly

Forwarded to us as part of the “Grumpies of the World – Unite” campaign.


Let’s put the pensioners in jail and the criminals in a nursing home.  This way the pensioners would have access to showers, hobbies and walks. They’d receive unlimited free prescriptions, dental and medical treatment, wheel chairs etc and they’d receive money instead of paying it out.

They would have constant video monitoring, so they could be helped instantly, if they fell, or needed assistance. Bedding would be washed twice a week, and all clothing would be ironed and returned to them.

A guard would check on them every 20 minutes and bring their meals and snacks to their cell.  They would have family visits in a suite built for that purpose. They would have access to a library, weight room, spiritual counselling, pool and education.  Simple clothing, shoes, slippers, PJ’s and legal aid would be free, on request.

Private, secure rooms for all, with an exercise outdoor yard, with gardens.  Each senior could have a PC a TV radio and daily phone calls.  There would be a board of directors to hear complaints, and the guards would have a code of conduct that would be strictly adhered to.


The criminals would get cold food (if they’re lucky) or be starved to death; be left all alone and unsupervised for hours or perhaps days at a time.  Lights off at 8pm, and showers once a week.  Live in a tiny room and pay £600.00 per week and have no hope of ever getting out.

A nation cannot survive treason from within

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious.
But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at
the gates is less formidable, for he is known, and he carries
his banners openly. But the traitor moves among those
within the gates freely, his sly whispers rustling through
all the alleys, heard in the very hall of government itself.
For the traitor appears no traitor. He speaks in the accents
familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their
garments, and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in
hearts of men. He rots the soul of a nation. He works
secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars
of a city. He infects the body politic so that it can no
longer resist. A Murderer Is Less To Be Feared.”

– Cicero, 42 B.C.