Friday, 21 October 2016

Donald Trump Rally in Fletcher, NC (21st October, 2016)

Donald Trump Al Smith Dinner

A view from the public sector

Truthsayer, Going Postal
I have worked in the public sector for most of my working life. I can recall the days when you were just a public servant and not a part of the propaganda machine, with heavily politicised views embedded in public policy across all public bodies,  not to mention the third sector and much of corporate Britain.

Early on in my career I saw a lot of abuse of taxpayers money, lots of suspicious activity by service users, and the arrogance of the ones with a real sense of entitlement. This spurred me into moving on, and I got into an area of enforcement where I get paid to do what is a pleasure: separate those with their false sense of entitlement from their entitlements, tear the abusers away from the taxpayers’ various teats, and deliver some payback.

Even so, the job requires that I have to see some infuriating stuff. Files and papers come across my desk containing some real examples of where our country has gone so wrong and why things like the budget deficit and current account deficit are jammed at nightmare levels; I am seeing the causes of these phenomena at micro level.

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Question Time with Going Postal, 20th Oct 2016

Question Time with Going-Postal.Net

David Dimbleby presents topical debate from Hartlepool. On the panel are Conservative former chancellor Ken 'the slug' Clarke MP, Labour's shadow education secretary Angela 'ginger' Rayner MP, runner up in the UKIP leadership election Lisa 'Thornberry' Duffy, former Greek finance minister Yanis 'Roussos' Varoufakis and the previous owner of the Daily Telegraph Conrad 'prisoner' Black.

Donald Trump Rally in Delaware, Ohio (20th October, 2016)

Jeer and flout the Devil, for he cannot bear scorn

Roger Ackroyd, Going Postal

    Deep below the Palace of Westminster, that seat of British democracy designed by Charles Barry and  Augustus Pugin - the latter soon afterwards to be housed in Bedlam where he was to die - there winds a ragged line  of persons intent on making for a chamber that is unknown to most of the inhabitants and workers within the walls  of this vast Castle Gormenghast. Only the leader, Kenneth Clarke, knows the true nature of the task ahead and he  has gathered around him five others who share his apocalyptic vision of Britain’s future which must be made to  come to pass. As they move along corridors and wind down forgotten and dark staircases, Clarke has some growing  unease about his fellow participants.
    “I could do with a gin and tonic”. A voice from the rear of the file echoes down the line.
    “I don’t think it was a good idea bringing along Anna, you know”. Clarke had hesitated in his downward  step on the staircase that led ever deeper. He turned to Nicky Morgan who almost bumped into him. “Keep an eye on  the old soak. I don’t want this being ballsed up.”
    Morgan who was beginning to wish she hadn’t been persuaded to join the group offered a solution: “I could  take her back and we could try and find someone else?”