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In My HeadPosted by Hooton Roberts Tue, April 09, 2013 17:57:59

Mrs Thatcher died yesterday but I'm not going to celebrate her demise. When she resigned in 1990, I ran home to my flat and played 'Stand Down Margaret' by The Beat and drank to her downfall.

I'm not going to gloat over her death. Not out of respect because I have no respect for her. I have little respect for many politicians. And this week, from those toads in power or vying for it to those who were part of her cabinet, they've all oozed out of the drains to offer their condolences and words of tribute.

Most of them have said little of originality other than 'like her or loath her, she did a great deal of good' which is simply not true - look around now at her legacy.

I heard one former toad state that 'in order to make an omelette, you have to break a few eggs'. Trouble was, Mrs Thatcher broke all the eggs, and the crockery, and the utensils then replaced them all with cheaper alternatives that, even with a bright, gold plated exterior, were inferior and didn't last anywhere near as long as we should've expected.

So how we can celebrate such failure with public out-pouring, ceremony and suggestions of statues is beyond me. Still, do what you like as long as you don't expect me to pay towards it.

NHS

In My HeadPosted by Hooton Roberts Fri, July 13, 2012 10:31:36
The NHS is like the most popular girl at school.  And every politician remembers her and is determined to have their way with her.  Some are determined to punish her because she didn't give them a second look when they sat close to her. Some just want to show her how they'd be so much better for her than all her previous suitors.  Some just cannot resist her allure, even now.  And some want to put her out on the streets to make money for them. Just like a pimp.

Balance

In My HeadPosted by Hooton Roberts Thu, June 28, 2012 16:49:22
For reasons of balance, every story regarding a benefit fraudster should also has to show a story on the opposite page regarding a tax evader. Another condition should be that the value of money lost by the State should equal the same on each page. Therefore, you would probably have to have 20 or 30 benefit fraudsters to one tax evader each time.  Or could it be more? Maybe 100 benefit fraudsters?

Coward

In My HeadPosted by Hooton Roberts Mon, April 16, 2012 20:00:44
A man today, responsible for death and misery, suggested that he was involved in a war and this was the reason for his actions. Perhaps, if he'd made his intended victims aware of this 'war' before now, they may have been able to defend themselves. He didn't because he is a coward.

Good Knight

In My HeadPosted by Hooton Roberts Tue, February 21, 2012 23:15:14
Never mind Fred Goodwin losing his knighthood, what about all these other knights and lords?
Perhaps some of those people should lose their gongs too. After all, look at Steve Redgrave, since he became 'Sir Steve' how many gold medals has he won? None.
Same goes for Elton John and Mick Jagger. Since they got knighted they haven't managed a top 10 hit between them, the lazy bastards. If that's what getting a knighthood means they should stop dishing them out; it makes people idle. 
And anyway, Mark Thatcher is a 'Sir' for the sake of fuch! What next, Lord Glitter?

Just Who Are The 'Scroungers'?

In My HeadPosted by Hooton Roberts Sun, January 23, 2011 23:30:37

Just Who Are The 'Scroungers'?

The amount of money being lost to the UK Treasury every year from people not paying tax or avoiding paying tax i.e. paying their fair share is approximately £18.5 billion.

However, those milking the benefits system do so to the tune of £1 billion annually.

So just WHO are the biggest 'scroungers'?
This, and previous UK governments, would have you believe that benefit cheats are costing the state a great deal yet the figures suggest that those with a good accountant and an offshore bank account appear to be a far greater burden.

So, rather than shop a benefit cheat, let's point at the tax dodgers. Why shouldn't people pay their fair share? Why should the wealthier be allowed to get away with paying less?

And, yes, I have heard the argument that if we force these people to pay what they should, they might go and work abroad and we, the nation, would lose their 'expertise'.

But we wouldn't be losing much else; seeing as they're not contributing anyhow. If this is truly the case and, along with bankers, we 'marginalise' these greedy bastards and they do decide to leave, can I just say that I will drive them to the f**king airport for free.

http://www.taxresearch.org.uk/Blog/2009/02/01/tax-havens-cost-the-uk-185-billion-a-year/