Thursday, 19 October 2017

Question Time with Going Postal, 19th October 2017

Question Time with Going-Postal.Net

David Dimbleby chairs topical debate from Dunstable in Bedfordshire.

On the panel are Conservative transport secretary Chris Grayling, Labour MP Lisa Nandy, president of the Liberal Democrats Sal Brinton, the chief executive of Next Simon Wolfson, and the Church of England priest - and Strictly Come Dancing contestant - Richard Coles.

What Might Have Been, Part One

Cynic, Going Postal

King Philip of England

Yes, he was once King of England, although the English don’t much like to think of him in that way. The man who sent the famous Armada against England in 1588 (and several others at different dates) might still have been King had his wife Mary yet lived. The Historical and National Narratives, and his role in them might have been very different. Just think how history might have been different if Mary had borne him at least one child who survived, as she so ardently desired.

Let us imagine that Philip had a son. Why not call him Alexander? Supposing that Mary had died at the same time as in our version of history, Philip would have been left as Regent for his infant son, the putative successor to all the Habsburg domains. With Henry VIII and Charles V as his grandfathers he might even have been an imposing and successful conqueror. Alexander King of England and ruler of the Habsburg Empire. It was already an imposing Empire, comprising the kingdoms of Spain, to which Portugal was soon added, along with their overseas domains, the Netherlands, with most of Italy apart of the Papal States under its influence if not its direct rule, and closely associated with the Holy Roman Empire of the German states. Already it was the Empire on which the sun never set.


Public Sector Pay Lies

jgm2, Going Postal
The panel at Public Sector Remuneration: An end to national pay bargaining?

I'd just like to nail the lie that public sector workers are limited to 1% payrises.

Here we have the NHS pay scales for April 2016 (I have no idea what 'Agenda for Change' is either).

Agenda forChange pay bands and spine points from 1 April 2016 (England)


Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Postcard from the Algarve (Blown Periphery, GP Competition Winner)

Blown Periphery, Going postal

The approach to Faro Airport’s runway 10/28 is over the sea and during finals, extensive salt pans are visible on both sides of the aircraft. Faro Airport was completed in 1965 and at this time it is something of a building site with extensive work going on inside to cope with the increasing number of passengers. After picking up the hire care we headed west on the A22 to the area around Praia da Senhora da Rocha. Driving is relatively easy and free of the lunacy you find in other Southern European countries.

Justabritabroad was as promised waiting outside a hotel when we arrived. I would really like to thank him for his generosity on firstly providing the apartment as prizes and also for his time and kindness for accompanying my son on two rounds of golf, which he had teed up and for providing the clubs. The apartment was comfortable, well-appointed and well stocked with a get-you-in package of all the essentials such as wine and beer. Naturally. He's a gentleman in every sense of the word.


The last betrayal?

bassman, Going Postal
Traitor and all round loon

There are those on this site who think that the Tories are sleepwalking in a trance towards the destruction of their electoral prospects, possibly forever in their current guise. I spend a lot of time reading round the points we raise on here, which means I am forever about 465 comments behind in a permanent state of catch-up. I thought I would devote some of my time to reminding myself how we came to this critical moment, and perhaps some of you would appreciate a refresher: there will be some cutting and pasting so it's a bit cheap to claim much of a writing credit, but: hey ho. It's a fairly brisk canter through some of the salient features as you can go on and on in the detail of it all, but any cursory study of the period will expose the hostility and dishonesty of successive governments on a grand scale towards their own citizens, and the persistent thread of bloody-minded opposition to being ruled from Brussels.

PMQs with Going Postal, 18th October 2017

Going Postal
Gif EJ

PMQs live stream here on Going Postal TV.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

"Should I Stay Or Should I Go?" Martin Mezger for Going Postal

Martin Mezger, Going Postal

Part Three

This is the part of this little trilogy that I found the hardest to write, because it forces me (and thus you) to confront the possibility that we, as a nation and as aware, responsible individuals, will be unable to thwart the threat that Islam now poses.

If we fail to wake enough people up, we will assuredly go under; demography alone makes this an entirely inevitable outcome.


Monday, 16 October 2017

Rag'n'Bone Man - As You Are


The EU is Doomed, Part Two

Jonathon Davies, Going Postal

Invaders and immigration

Peter Heather in The Fall of the Roman Empire (2005) lays the blame on failure to deal with external threats from the Persian Sassanid Empire in the East. Roman military misadventures in the East cost huge sums of money and bogged down 20%-25% of its army. Sound familiar? It took 50 years to come to terms with this threat. How long have we had troops in Iraq and Afghanistan? How long has Syria been rumbling on? Added to this, writes Heather, were the later Germanic invasions which finally broke the Empire.