Saturday, 28 April 2012

Oh there is a election coming up.

I am not sure readers will know this, but the city where i live is having a election this week (London).

So with less than a week to go i have finally received my first leaflet from any candidate (through the door).  I will confess that in the last few days i have received answers via twitter to some questions and on some questions i have had no answer, Anyway this masks the bigger issue.

Politicians only care what we think around election time, they want to make sure they are given a extended time on the gravy train.

Each candidate will promise free this , free that and people will believe this, One candidate says he is going to reinstate EMA (education maitenace allowance) , £30 a week for going to collage, Wow!

So i thought to myself, would i have gone to collage for £30 a week? simple answer is no, Why do we need to bribe young people to have an education? Seriously. Are we just installing greed at a younger age?

Education is one of the most important parts of growing up, as you know i missed out and still regret that, but there are some things more valuable than money and a good education is one of them, Besides if we bribe collage people with money how long till we have bribe secondary school kids? or even primary kids?

And when you do vote for *free* this or that spare a thought for where the money comes from.

I wont advise any of you how to vote, where that X goes in the ballot box is between you and the ballot box.

But beware of Politicians promising free anything as the state has no money of its own (and the politicians wont pay for it out of there own pockets).

anyway have a good weekend :)


  1. Infuriated of West Mids (@LeCreusetFiend)28 April 2012 at 11:49

    A very good, measured, sensible and rational post, Billy - I agree with every word.

    Except, perhaps, I'd say that the EMA is not necessarily installing "greed" at a young age so much as installing an "I'm owed some magic money by the taxpayer" attitude, which then continues into adulthood and is crippling the country economically and morally.

  2. I agree with you on EMA. Apart from being a waste of public money, it was part of a wider problem of the entitlement culture created by Gordon Brown.

  3. Some Geezer wot does not rob Peter, rob Paul, or Rob Roy28 April 2012 at 21:49

    George Bernard Shaw, famous Fabian: Any Government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always count on Paul's vote.

    Some Geezer wot says: Any Government that believes in robbing Peter will eventually rob Paul, too.

    (And we can actually write "Paul" on YOUR blog.)