Monday, 29 March 2010

Football or Rugby?

I have, since a young boy been a on and off supporter of the mighty Crystal Palace.
I remember going to every home match back in the late 70s when we were being built up by the press to be "the team of the 80s" needless to say we were not nor would be ever be .
Anyway over the years my intrest in football has wained and I have been lucky to have acted as host on numerous times at rugby matches intead , in fact it was about 10 years since I had been to a football match untill this weekend.

Now in all the times I have been to rugby , I can honestly say that those in the crowd have never been aggressive to the opposition players or fans nor felt the need to use every expletive in there vocabulary at every oppertunity.
I have never seen any crowd trouble or felt in any way threataned or intimidated.
I would happliy take my wife ( not that she would go) and small children.

Now let me contrast the above with the atmosphere at the Saturday match between palace and Cardiff.
Oh the joy of listening to a father and son in front of us , verbally abuse every opposition player and some of there own with as choice a range of Anglo Saxon language as you will ever hear.
The delight of watching the same guys getting violent with the seats in front
They seemed unable or incapable to control themselves.

I pick out these people but this was all around me.

Would I ever contemplate bringing my wife or a child ?

Not a chance

Will I go back ?


But as a live sport it has lost me, I do not need the Aggro nor do I wish to hear swearing every second word.

Call mr a prude if you like but Rugby crowds are more civilized !!

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Somewhere in or around Brixton

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Bring in the money , bring in the money

The war on drivers is one that has been intensifying in recent years as councils see us as a moving cash cows for there coffers.

However when you come across something that is more than unfair but is also hypocritical.

The above car was using its extendable camera to monitor a box junction for those that went in when there exit was not clear.

Ok , fine

But to be parked illegally on double yellow lines to catch people who may have by accident broke the same laws that they are also breaking.

Does show the laws only apply to us plebes.

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Some were in or around Brixton

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Smoke and mirrors

Alistair Darling?

Well its the fake budget day, last chance for an awful government that has lied , spun ,been remiss with the actuality and generally has a problem with truth.

Why a fake budget?

Because this is a political budget , more than any other we have seen , one that has nothing to do the dire state of the finances but is all about creating dividing lines between liebour and the useless Tories.

The position of this once great country has never been worse financially since WWII. The architect of this was Gordon Brown who like a drunk locked in the now closed down pub and has to drink, he could not stop building up a ever bigger debt in the good times.

Ah you say but it was all the Bankers not Comrade Brown.
Partially true , but who changed the regulatory regime that those banks operated under to one where none of the 3 regulators had overall control of the banks.

This failure of regulation led to our banks failing , a regulation failure that did not happen in France, Spain etc where no banks failed.

Those changes where made by Brown.

To put the debt in to perspective
Our interest payments alone are now greater than the amount we spend on our whole education system !

And even paying that it does not reduce the capital sum we owe.

And this debt does not include any of the PFI monies that we are liable for.

None of these will be addressed

The real budget will be shortly after the election , whoever wins, when the real recession will hit.

Ignore the fluff and show.

Ignore the instant reaction.

Ignore the papers with there inbuilt bias.

The truth as always is in the detail.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Old Holborn for parliament

No not the tobacco .

But the persona of one the most intresting bloggers today.

In fact a guy who rather Than a

"stand on the side chucking verbal eggs and hand wringing that "something must be done" about our political system ,prefrably by someone else and as long as I do not have to do anything kind of guy" not him

Is in fact going to do something !

He is actually going to stand for election.

Yes , the man who dresses as Guy Fawkes , who was btw the last honest man in parliament ,
Will be fighting for election.

Will he win ?

Na probably not .

But I can tell you rather than just another rent-a-mp it will be a entertaining and intresting

Good luck from Ray in Brixton

I will contribute to him for having the courage to stand .

Will you ?

More details here

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He who pays the piper

A friend mentioned to me that to stop undue influence by a few wealthy people , the main parties should get there funding from Government.

I pointed out that at a time when the main parties are totally out of touch of the people they claim to represent and by removing the need to get any financial support from the individual means that they no longer even have to pretend they are taking on board peoples concerns.

Also state funding would mean setting this dweedledum dweedledee system in concrete
With no chance for smaller parties to grow and challenge the status quo.

Both parties now this and are eager to suck on the teat of the state, that's you and I paying even more for parties that pay us no attention.

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Monday, 22 March 2010

Why vote ?

Who to vote for?
22 Mar 2010 18:36
Politics !
bah humbug ,I hear you say.
There all the same , I'm not voting what's the point ?

I hear this more and more, I say it myself.


It matters , politics effects you in every part of your life.

Council serves getting worse and costing more?

That will be poitics then

schools rubbish ? Ditto

paying to much tax ? Ditto

crime getting worse ? Ditto

The problem is people do not see the link
they believe all these things just happen and seem not to notice that if less and less people make there voices heard
then it is only the voices of the minority group pushing there policies either left or right that get onto the agenda.

I could tell you of the people who fought and died for the freedoms we have and appeal to your better nature for the wider good

But I won't, I don't believe that in the country we do anything but for ourselves, so very simply.


so you can either say don't blame me I voted for x , or great ,y are in I wanted them.

But to say it has nothing to do with me is just wrong.

Vote for a party or independent who actually says the things you believe in.

If you can not find one then spoil your vote .

But at least vote !

It is the only time they will bother asking you.

They may not do it at all in the future if you do not bother

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