Government high-street banks, great idea!
And a chain of government department stores: we could call it "government unified merchandising" or GUM.
And a government automobile company called "Terribly Reliable Autos - Best Investment) or TRABI
I wonder why no one ever thought of this before?
Oh yes. Not giving folks a big pot of tax money is surely the same a crippling them. "Our schools, businesses and housing estates could become mini-power stations so we all play our part in the green energy revolution."
But only if someone else pays for it, because we certainly wont.
One nice thing about wearing the fairly ridiculous title of "prince consort," is that when he tells the truth, he can't be hounded from office. Best the meedja can do is portray the truth as a "gaffe."
Johann's vitriol does seem excessive, though, and hardly justified by the fact that his neighbour, who didn't marry the queen, got a bit less for his war-time service. I put it down to the reverse-snobbery that now seems so common amongst the chattering classes. What, in Oz, they call the tall-poppy syndrome.
Not only Gadaffi, try anyone that we don't like in the region he controls.
Now as to the rebels murdering hundreds of blacks because they were, well, black. Oh, folks don't seem to think that this is really a war crime or a crime against humanity - it was done by our side, not theirs, and our side is always right.
Since we are ten times more likely to be killed by a Christian gun owner than we are by a Muslim terrorist, I would like some hearings on radicalization by the NRA.
And, as we are 30 times more likely to be killed by our own doctor or hospital, than to be killed by a Muslim terrorist, I would like to look into the loyalty of doctors and hospitals.
"... a vile reminder of class privilege that no actual Briton would dare pull these days." Yeah, Julie, issa good ting we go: rid a tha: privilege of speakin so as wha: ovvers cood unnerstan us, innit?
Yes. Because Obamacare prohibits them from discriminating amongst their workers (e.g. giving their executives better medical cover than they give their workers on an hourly wage). This is seen as onerous, since when an hourly-wage work gets sick or dies it costs the company much less than when an executive does and executives will not put up with ward care.
The best way around this is for companies to adopt the congressional system and say: we will pay X% (say, 66% or 70%, for example) of the premium on whatever healthcare insurance that you choose from the following list. Set and selected correctly, the company keeps their costs the same or less
You've heard of "Disgusted, Tunbridge Wells"? Well, I live in Holland Park and I've Had It. Up to here! An old curmudgeon, I rant and rave about things I read, see or hear in the News. Frequently sarcastic, irreverent and libertarian; often wrong - but never uncertain.