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THE CUTTING EDGE

28th January 2014

SOUTH KESTEVEN DISTRICT COUNCIL (SKDC) – THE COUNCIL FROM HELL

I posted some weeks ago about this evil and utterly incompetent council. Arguably they have now surpassed themselves, but at what human tragedy. The development they undertook here in Wherry’s Lane, Bourne,  is running very much over its sheduled completion date. The site foreman, Carl, was facing tremendous problems in trying to get the development finished on time, or even anywhere near time. In the event its completion is well over a year overdue. I have it on good authority that he would email his bosses at 2 or 3 in the morning informing them of these.  Last year, but a few months ago now, his wife and a son found him; he had hanged himself. They cut him down, but it was too late. He was dead! Whether this was the reason for his suicide, or whether there were other contributory reasons, remains to be determined. I find it odd, however, that this has not been reporterd in the local media. Are the council putting pressure on them not to report this matter? I would not be surprised.

There had been so many problems he faced. I have already mentioned the fact that the seven shop units built cannot accommodate eateries. This is due to a design flaws in the shops, and these cannot apparently be corrected. Given that it is shops selling take-away foods which are the only likely ones to take up a lease, this demonstrates South Kesteven District Council’s (SKDC’s) total incompetence. Gregg’s had shown interest in a shop, but pulled out, due to the company’s current financial difficulties. Subway also showed interest, but could not proceed forthe reason stated above.

I found out recently that the council in their wisdom had installed energy saving electrical fittings. The electrician refused to supply the light bulbs for these as they cost £75 a shot, a grand total of over £2000, which had not been costed in. May the Council leader Linda Neal and her acolytes be brought to justice over this utter mismanagement of a matter in which they should not have involved themselves in the first place, ie property development.

CENTENARY OF THE BEGINNING OF WWI

Why celebrate the beginning of WWI? If anything we should surely be celebrating its end in a few years time. I find this quite perverse. Those poor bastards who died in their millions were in the wrong place at the wrong time. I have no doubt whatsoever that they would now be turning in their graves when they see how the current leaders of this country are selling it to the highest bidder.

ED BALLS

Ed Balls is a moron masquerading as an imbecile. While I have a certain sympathy for taxing those exceedingly wealthy more than the rest of us, I do come out against this. I don’t subscribe to the argument that increasing the top tax rate to 50% will lead to an exodus of wealthy people from this country. They are here for many reasons, largely in London and the Home Counties, reasons other than the level of taxation in the UK.

And yet I feel a tax rate of 50% is not equitable. I myself have been a recipient of tax rates very much higher than 50% in the days of the Labour governments in the 70s, so cannot forget this easily. How much better, and how more revenue can be obtained, by closing down loopholes for tax avoidance, coming down on tax evasion, and making double taxation agreements more difficult to enter into. This would bring in a substantially higher amount of money; various figures have been given and I won’t go down the road of citing these, but significantly higher they will be.

UKIP

UKIP are not doing themselves any favours at the moment. I have the greatest respect for Nigel Farage, a man who calls a spade a spade, and recognizes the fundamental issues relating to our economy, society and much else, and most importantly shares the concerns of ordinary people. And yet UKIP are badly organised, a point I have made for some time. Too many of their election candidates in the past have been what I can only describe as flaky. David Campbell Bannerman is no doubt an idiot, but too many such idiots have been admitted to UKIP over the years. As for the ranting of David Sylvester, a councillor of Henley-on-Thames – I am lost for words.

Farage’s weather forecast of a few days ago was a damage limitation exercise, and quite funny and clever I thought; but it should not have been necessary. Let us hope no further disasters await them.

DAVID CAMERON

I read in the Mail on Sunday  ‘PM: I drive Sam so crazy with the TV remote control that she walks out of the room.’ What would a psychologist make of this? I am no psychologist, but it occurs to me that he is scatter brained, does not have staying power, and demonstrates a lack of concentration. Quite apart from that, he shows an uncaring attitude towards his wife. I’m not sure that these are good traits to have in a man who is meant to be running this country. As for his views on British history, the less said the better. The man is an idiot, Jeremy Paxman is right.

UKRAINE

What is happening in the Ukraine is disturbing, and yet the Brussels Facista have a lot to answer for. That useless woman Kathy Ashton, EU foreign policy chief, and the then German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle did nothing to help the matter by visiting the Ukraine at the end of last year. If anything it fuelled the already smouldering situation.

DRONES

Listening to Cameron speak is even worse than listening to that consumate drone Gordon Brown. Gordon who? You may well ask. And who on earth invited him to Davos? I’m astonished it has not dawned on them yet that he has no financial acumen whatsoever.

JUSTIN BIEBER

The poor guy has had to endure such a wholesome lifestyle for most of his life, it is not surprising that he is rebelling against it. It is very refreshing to see, given his recent arrest, that he is after all a normal young man. Will it harm his career? Well, it’s not going to go down too well with his Christian following, but then God is forgiving, let us see what wonders he can work.


THE CUTTING EDGE

15th November 2013

THE COUNCIL FROM HELL

South Kesteven District Council (SKDC), led by Miss Piggy aka Lind Neal, are certainly a council from hell, as is demonstrated time and time again. The old chestnut in respect of their lack of care as far as noise pollution on their patch in Bourne is concerned will not go away – nor, let me assure you, will I as it happens. Be it the Firkin Ale, The Jubilee, even on occasion Smith’s, they have all been in breach of both Licensing and Environmental Health regulations. Inevitably the council care not a jot. One of the problems I dare say is that this council has been led by one party and the same people more or less for a very long time. Corruption inevitably sets in, and by corruption I don’t mean solely financial corruption. I have made enquiries about other councils around the country, they treat such issues seriously, not so this council. Operatives will not come out to investigate such issues, particularly not out of hours. Well, that is not quite true, if one carries some clout with them they will send someone out, as in the instance of a vexatious and spurious claim made by a shop owner recently. They are fundamentally in breach of sections 79 and 80 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, but appear to be law unto themselves.

ROGUES’ GALLERY

I have a number of people to add to this, but will make a start this week with the two dears depicted below. In view of the Government’s investigation into dodgy detectives (which has gone rather quiet again of recent), perhaps one should just cast a eye over them. They go under the names of Cameron Gowlett and Duncan Mee.


ALL THIS TALK ABOUT ECONOMIC GROWTH

What people tend to forget is that we had stood still or had negative growth for some years, consequently growth in our economy was inevitable sooner or later, the French example notwithstanding. This comes at a good time for the Government as they can talk it up in time for the next general election. But let them beware, there are still some further growth figures to be announced by then. And now we have the Tories airbrushing any references to pledges they gave (all of which were not maintained) from their online presence, nor do Nick and Dave  appear to be such good friends any more; all in the name of politics.

SIR BECKHAM, SIR BLACKADDER

It’s bad enough having had Tony Robinson knighted, but David Beckham? Come on! As far as Robinson is concerned, some may be very disappointed in him. An icon of the far left he nevertheless decided that Sir Tony has a nice ring to it – rather hypocritical methinks. I guess the fat man from Hull set a precedent.

ANYTHING YOU CAN DO I CAN DO BETTER….

At least, so the song goes. In response to events in the Philippines our idiot Cameron sent a warship to assist with relief efforts. The USA announced the next day they would be sending an aircraft carrier. Hark… hark I say, now we too are sending an aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious. It doesn’t look much like an aircraft carrier compared to the US navy’s George Washington, but it sounds good, right? Oh, by the way, calling our man an idiot, something I have been doing for a good many years, is quite OK, as it has now been given the Paxo seal of approval.

SOME OTHERS DO ‘AVE ‘EM

I read some of the comments made by Sir James Munby, a senior judge and president of the Family Division of the High Court. Munby had a run in with the barrister representing the Earl Spencer in his divorce from his second wife some years ago. That barrister, Nicholas Mostyn, farmed pigs and named a litter of seven of them James, Munby, Self-regarding, Pompous, Publicity, Seeking, Pillock. That did not go down too well, but I must say, I rather like his style!

‘Courts must not be swayed by Christian morality,’ Munby said. Well, who knows, if you are an atheist you would agree with this sentiment. Then he goes on to say that England is multicultural now. I am concrened about his use of that much perverted word ‘multicultural’. Arguably we are not multicultural, or we have been for at least a couple of millennia, but if we have, then not in today’s context. He said: ‘Surely we must assess matters in 1213 by the standards of reasonable men and women, not by the standards of their parents in 1970, implying that Christian values prevailed then. I would suggest that if we were to live by Christian values we would have a much fairer society, and I don’t speak as a Christian. I wager that the vast majority of people do look back fondly on a time when crime rates were much lower than today, although one should not forget the many gross miscarriages of justice that took place. Or perhaps we should have Shariah law in this country (it already exists in some matters, legally and illegally). Let homosexuals be executed, thieves have their hands amputated, adulterers/adulteresses be stoned to death, yes, why not. But of course his lordship baulks at that, but is not the thin end of the wedge that such opinions may well give rise to such draconian punishments in due course?

Incidentally, Munby was appointed Lord Justice of Appeal by Gordon Brown whilst he was in office; that says it all for me. Judges for the most part come from the ranks of QCs (Queen’s Counsels). A successful QC would take a significant drop in salary to become a judge. Some do of course for the cudos and status. But will a QC who is unsuccessful, and they do exist believe me, make a good judge?

MAYOR OF TORONTO

Having heard this man speak several times over the past fortnight, I have to say the people of Toronto, having voted him into office, got what they deserve.

ARSENE WENGER

I have for some years been advocating that Arsene Wenger is well past his sell-by date. If he isn’t then Arsenal fans are a curious crowd, happy not to see metal-ware come their way for a good many years. Of course, were he no longer to manage, and I can well imagine that he won’t want to again, may we yet see and hear him as a pundit in the media. That perhaps is even more intolerable.

JOHN MACAFFEE

I heard an interview with him recently on British radio. What an amazing and fascinating man.

FILTERING DATA

Everyone seems to be so worried about security agencies reading ones emails, blogs and so on. But pretty ordinary people filter through content to find data that is of interest to them. There are many ways this can be done, even with such basic and not particularly effective tools such as Google Alerts. There are even companies specialising in finding information for you. So in that context I find it amusing to note that when one mentions keywords such as ‘behead – Tony Blair – David Cameron – Mark Zuckerberg’, visits to this site went up 6 fold for the day.

ROMA ET AL

Why do the media, and the Government, one should not forget them, although it is easily done, talk about Roma, Romanians, Bulgarians, uncle Tom Cobley and all, as if they are a a fait accompli, as if they are here to stay. They should be sent back where they came from, and it is, believe me, as simple as that. They have nothing to seek here, nor do they make a positive contribution to this country. This will all yet find a very violent end.

DAVID CAMERON

David Cameron’s voice and his speeches are to oratory what Heinrich Himmler was to European Jewry.