My Republican Feelings Are On The Rise!

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As I get more and more disillusioned with the British Establishment as a whole as it gets more and more remote from the people it once served and includes both our Parliament and Royal Family the more my Republican feelings increase!

This is at total variance to how I was brought up which was with a respect of the Royal Family and the Queen herself but over the years both the various scandals surrounding the Royals themselves and the fact they are the figurehead of an establishment which has cared less and less for the people it serves, I have started to turn away from them and question their very existence and importance to the country.

I am slowly coming to conclusion for this country to move forward into a new brighter future we need to get rid of both the establishment and the Royal family themselves as both under the pretence of representing a British Tradition which represents a long gone Empire and way of life which frankly has no real place in our modern United Kingdom.

If anyone has actually been watching what has been happing in the United Kingdom would of noticed that as a nation we have become a multi-cultural, a multi-faith and remarkably tolerant nation.

But this is tempered by an establishment and Royals who still represent a United Kingdom which is still Christian and very British to a point that there are still some within the establishment who believe we have empire and demand respect from the rest of the world because we are British.

Then we wonder why our whole establishment including Parliament is so out of step with the rest of the United Kingdom as it simply does not have the same views as the country it now represents. Add to this it has become a self serving and self perpetuating system which clings to out dated even archaic traditions because the people within it are too afraid, too greedy and still drunk with the power the establishment gives them even at the cost of the United Kingdom and it’s people future.

I have always been of the view it is time we as a people took steps to remove those within the establishment who have been holding our country back from a brighter future and locked in a past which has long gone or should have been long gone.

And the best start of this change is to finally remove the Queen and Royal family from power and declare a Republic in doing so removing the figurehead of the establishment forcing them to change of be next.

As a final note if I wrote this blog entry some decade ago about the Republic here in United Kingdom I could have been arrested as it was illegal to have such sentiments here in the United Kingdom!

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Religion in Schools in a Multicultural and Multiracial Society Is Wrong!

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What a recent Ofsted report here in the United Kingdom has highlighted to myself and other like myself that religion now has no place in our schools any more especially in a multicultural and multiracial society we have here now in the United Kingdom.

I have never been totally comfortable with Schools especially in my early days at Primary School being Christian or Christian orientated as I was brought up in a family who regarded schools as a place to learn academic and useful things for my future career not religion which was something which should have been left in the likes of Sunday School not the mainstream schools.

This has been a view I have taken to may adulthood and my views have been further enforced by the recent events in Birmingham over an alleged Muslim take over of a number of schools there which may or may not have happened. Then combine this we number of other worrying trends in other schools elsewhere in the United Kingdom which are now run and funded by fundamental Christian groups some of which have connections to the Creationists in the United States I am starting to wonder if religion should be taken out of the schools totally.

From what I can see both Christian and Muslim alike by meddling in schools here in the United Kingdom have damaged our education system in a fundamental way as both groups can be accused of using schools here to indoctrinate the young of their respective communities and watering down the real job of the schools here in the United Kingdom which is to educate the next generation with academic and practical skills they need to be productive citizens in the future.

What schools are not in my view should not be places of teach people religious morals and doctrines but how to be good citizens in society in a secular way as now the young are growing up in a multicultural and multiracial society. So if anything the one thing our schools should be teaching the young is tolerance not the intolerance and bigotry religion introduces in to schools currently.

But as Always the Coalition government here rather than tackling the problem by removing religion form the schools as they should they do a knee jerk reaction both politically correct and ineffective to attempt the control of schools by so called extremists of any sort.

My personal view is we as a nation should force the government to take back the control of all schools and remove all their connections with any religion, and I mean any religion, even down to renaming the old Church of England schools to remove the Christian Saints from their names. On top of which if any Christians, Muslims even Jews want to teach their religious doctrine and culture they should be forced to do it outside of the mainstream school system at their own expense not at the states and taxpayers expense.

I know what I have said some people may find a little extreme and it is not said because I am Agnostic Atheist but because as someone who believes in the purity of learning not being watered down or twisted by inappropriate religious doctrine which frankly has no real place any more in our modern society here in the United Kingdom!

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Once Only Fascists Got Me Angry!

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Fascists and extreme Right Wingers still get my blood boiling because of their political views and the fact they spread hate over trivial things of race, religion and peoples sexuality.

But now I am starting to grow angrier with conservatives in general, be they the Conservative party or conservatives in the guise of the Labour party here in United Kingdom, because all they seam to want to do is perpetuate a system come establishment which simply does not work for anyone other than those privileged few it serves. All this at the expense of the society and people they claim serve.

In the end all they seem to achieve is a society doomed to suffer the exactly same mistakes again and again rather than a society which moves forward to things new something a growing and vibrant society need to do to simply survives.

What makes me so angry with the conservatives in general even their supporters is their attitude that they are right and none can question their actions as to do so is to go against them. The fact they brand anyone who questions them as a liberal or left wing and try to humiliate and be little them in the hope the people in question go away or give up.

Add to this an almost inbuilt hated and fear of change among the conservatives which is slowly strangling society in question slowing destroying the thing they so strive to keep. Anyone who has even cursory looked at history will know a society which stopped moving is doomed to destroy itself or collapse under it’s own weight.

So in the end it is not only fascist which are making me angry but conservatives in general for very similar reasons!

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UKIP is Still Part of the Problem!

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I have to feel sorry for all those people who voted UKIP in the hope that they would bring a difference to the United Kingdom as a whole and solve the current problems we have here, in so much UKIP much like the major political parties here in United Kingdom are part of the problem here.

UKIP is still part of an establishment here in the United Kingdom, that is an establishment which cares for that small majority of United Kingdom citizens who are very rich or born to the right part of society while leaving the rest of the citizens to fend for themselves. Though they do throw a few little crumbs every few while to keep them happy and fooled they actually care for them. Sadly this majority always fall hook line and sinker for this trick.

UKIP, like BNP before it, is just a different facet of what is wrong with politics and politicians here in the United Kingdom in so much they are only self serving and disconnected from the actual electorate that voted them in. It is as if they live on a different planet to the electorate they serve a planet where everything is perfect and people under them should be grateful for anything they give them even if it means they take away some of their freedoms in the name of themselves getting richer and more powerful.

Do the people think that the leader of UKIP, Nigel Farage, actually believes what he is selling politically that he stands for a better United Kingdom?

The simple fact Nigel Farage and his cronies simply want power, to perpetuate the establishment and if anything make it even more powerful so the rich and privileged can prosper even more on the backs of the rest of the citizens of the United Kingdom.

UKIP and Nigel Farage himself are exactly like the major three political parties and their politicians here in the United Kingdom in so much they are full of empty promises, self serving and simply do not give a dam about anyone than themselves.

Basically UKIP is still part of the problem with politics here in the United Kingdom!

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UKIP: The Hollow Gains!

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UKIP may of done well in some local council elections here in the United Kingdom and they are crowing about it claiming they are now a serious party but they have really not thought through what has actually happened.

I must not be only one who has caught on to what has actually happened here if you look at the results of the elections in question which has been a resounding comment on the current Conservative/Liberal Democrat Coalition Government and it’s current Labour opposition in Parliament here in the United Kingdom.

Basically the people of the United Kingdom are fed up of the empty policies and politics of all the three major Political Parties over the past decades who have successfully brought a once great nation to it knees politically, economically and even morally.

It is just a sad fact that UKIP was at the right place at the right time to take advantage of this dissatisfaction of the electorate so they may of got voters for various reasons but it was not certainly for their political prowess or the fact they are a real alternative to the major political parties here.

In truth UKIP is really no different to the major three political parties here in so much it’s own policies and politics is as tired and bland as the rest, if anything even more archaic and dated than other political parties. They were just here at the right time to take advantage of a political system which is detached from it’s own electorate to a point they have aliened themselves from them.

There is always a faint hope that the current political establishment wakes up to what has just happened in the local council election here and start to really engage with their voters and supporters again else the likes of UKIP will continue to make gains leading the country into deeper trouble politically!

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UKIP: The Party We All Love To Hate!

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It was not until a leaflet from a group of people actually bothered to put a leaflet through my letter box just how strong a sizeable number of people here in the United Kingdom hate the UK Independence Party or UKIP!

The leaflet was basically telling people not to be used by UKIP in the next European Parliament Elections and point out just what they are which is a far right wing party who only look after the rich that is their own cronies. Any one with some intelligence here in United Kingdom already know this.

Sadly there are still those people in the United Kingdom who think UKIP will win back the independence of the United Kingdom from the European Community regardless to the fact that UKIP is a far right wing party which is openly bigoted and homophobic with policies which will benefit the rich within the United Kingdom at the expense of both the poor and common workers of this country. But they still live under the sad delusion that UKIP will make the United Kingdom great again.

It seams there is a growing anti-UKIP feeling growing in this country with the likes of “Stand Up to UKIP” who are actually bothered to put leaflets through peoples doors which unlike both major political parties and even UKIP itself have not bothered or even made an effort about the European Parliament Elections.

Myself I totally agree with their sentiments as after all UKIP represents everything which is bad about the United Kingdom as they are an extreme right wing party much in the mould of the Tea Party Republican in the Untied States.

Add to this UKIP regardless of what they say are a fascist party as by the very definition they are nationalist and bigoted by very nature with some strange idea that the United Kingdom will fair better by itself in the world. All sounds very familiar to those of us who remember our 20th Century history and the National Socialists of Pre-World War II Germany!

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Conservatives Put National Pride Before the Poor!

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The most disgusting story I saw in the news was that our Conservative MEPs, the United Kingdoms representatives in European Parliament, voted against a £3 million boost to Food Banks here in United Kingdom!

What makes it even worse the Conservative MEP’s plentiful excuse why they would not vote for such aid to the poor here in the United Kingdom which was they did not want the Europeans meddling in our national affairs and telling us what to do!

This really shows just how low the Conservative Party here in United Kingdom has fallen it will allow poorer people to suffer because of petty and small minded nationalism and national pride!

It really sums up the Conservative Party here in United Kingdom who have shown by this action they put both their rich benefactors and out dated nationalism before actually looking after the disadvantaged members of it’s own society. So the next time Mr Cameron talks of the big society we all know what he actually means on for those who are rich enough, British and Christian as the rest of us can fend for ourselves.

But as always Mr Cameron’s messages to the country are hollow like the Conservative Party itself!

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UKIP: The Joke!

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Normally most sensible people who lived in the real world as most of us do would ignore such minor political parties like the United Kingdom Independence Party, UKINP, here in United Kingdom.

But for some reason both the media and all the major political parties here, including the Liberal Democrats, are actually taking UKIP far too seriously giving them free publicity even if it is to smear them and their party. It is getting to a point it is making both media and major political parties look as bigger fools as the UKIP themselves.

Though I should not be surprised they are scared at the moment not because they are actually afraid of UKIP as seriously the party in question is a joke of a party as they really don’t have any real substance or policies but I suspect it’s more like fact that all the major political parties themselves are trying to hide the fact that they are all jokes themselves.

That is much like UKIP all he political parties have no real connection to the electorate and even their own party members any more add to this their policies even politics are old and tired as the parties themselves. Frankly if the major political parties we as they were some 30 years ago they would not even give the likes of UKIP even a thought.

In conclusion the parties like UKIP are dangerous and need to be watched but currently not electable as there enough sensible people out there to stop them getting anywhere near government.

But what they have really highlighted is the political weakness in all the major political parties here in the United Kingdom who look tired, unimaginative and frankly out of any ideas who as a group seam powerless to change or even do something to change things for the better!

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Cameron: The Typical Conservative

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Our Prime Minister, Mr David Cameron, is typical Conservative and to be fair MPs of the United Kingdom in so much they really live in the ivory towers of Parliament in Westminster and they have no real understanding of the people that voted them in.

It has recently highlighted by Mr Cameron’s and a number of Conservative MPs remarked that the United Kingdom is a Christian Country which shows a real disconnection to what is actually happened here in the United Kingdom. It also shows a real lack of empathy and understanding of the United Kingdom’s modern society.

Add to this their remarked that Atheist had not made inroads into British Society really shows lack of understanding of Atheist’s in general in so much being an Atheist is a personal choice and unlike Religions has no designs to take the world over or convert the whole of society!

I agree with a growing number of Intellectuals and Writers here who said such remarks made my Mr Cameron and the Conservative party can only have one effect of alienating people and themselves from their electorate even more.

As I said if Mr Cameron and his fellow party members actually came down from their Ivory Towers into real Society here in the United Kingdom will of noticed we now live in a multi-racial and multi-religious society of which Christians and Atheists are one part of this mix.

What the United Kingdom is not is a Christian Country any more but a country which has gone beyond that to a country with a Christian past which has move on towards a more inclusive and tolerant society which accepts a wider range of beliefs and cultures.

This is something the likes of Mr Cameron and his party should be embracing not restating an old fashioned and archaic rhetoric which frankly should have been left in previous Century where it belongs!

But as always it really highlights once again just how far our MPs in Westminster are from their voters almost living in another world from the voters they represent. It shows it is high time we as a society do something about those who govern us before they cause more damage to our democracy and society in general!

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United Kingdom: Do Your Bit Send a Message to the Big Six!

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Now finally the government of the United Kingdom have finally decided to do something about the Big Six power companies here in the United Kingdom, we should also as a people here send a clear message to them by simply switching power suppliers to the smaller independents!

I have done it myself switching from EDF to Ovo Energy a smaller power company which is both cheaper and uses more Ecological sound power sources. Strangely it is the best thing I have done, even if I am on a fixed price tariff, as much to my surprise my electricity and gas bills in real turns are a lot cheaper.

As I have said here before we here in the United Kingdom need to send a message to the Big Six Power companies we are not prepared to pay the overcharged prices and take the excuses for them any more.

What I think we here in the United Kingdom forget is we do have the power to change things in this case by changing power suppliers to alternatives to the Big Six sending the message to them we will not stand for their actives any more!

For those outside of the United Kingdom the Big Six Power companies are:

E.On, EDF, SSE, Scottish Power, British Gas, Npower

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United Kingdom: The Big Six Finally Face the Music!

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It has only taken the present government of the United Kingdom almost all of their term of office with Ofgen being their hatchet man to finally stand up to the Big Six Power Companies who have been overcharging people for their gas and electricity and running a cartel to keep the prices up for consumers here in the United Kingdom.

It has been both their actions and the Banks which both caused and have prolonged the credit crunch here in the United Kingdom both have been responsible for the damage to the economy here. The Big Six especially which have caused major financial problems to the large majority of citizens here In the United Kingdom especially those who are on low wages who have seen more and more of their wages disappear to the Big Six just to keep living a normal life.

My personal view it is high time the British Government actually got off if it’s backside and did something about the Big Six though the only reason why the current Conservative Government here in the United Kingdom are doing anything is because the elections are due in the next few years and frankly they need every vote to get back into power.

What the Big Six with their allies in government done, large majority of which are members of the Conservative party here, have succeed doing is bring the country to it knees economically over the past decades over charging both people and businesses for their energy.

It his high time that both the Big Six and those within the Conservative Party who privatized the energy industry in the first place and now support face the music and I think I am not only one who is calling for them to face the justice system for the damage they have done to the United Kingdom.

All of us here in the United Kingdom should make sure the government cannot back down from dealing with the Big Six by actually using people power and or voices to keep the politicians focused on the battle and if they back down we should make sure the present government pays the price by not voting for them in the next General Election.

The battle line have been drawn and time we as a people here in United Kingdom fight for a better deal for our energy both from the Government and Power Companies!

For those outside of the United Kingdom the Big Six Power companies which have been both overcharging and running a cartel here are:

E.On, EDF, SSE, Scottish Power, British Gas, Npower

This journal entry was inspired by the BBC news story: ‘Big six’ energy firms face competition inquiry

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Welcome to the Bad New Days!

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What is very apparent in modern United Kingdom is that more and more of businesses from the biggest to smallest are now putting profit first at the expense of both it’s employees and customers. This is certainly prevalent among big business here which it is becoming the norm rather than the exception and now includes even so called international companies.

All this encouraged by a current Conservative Government who claim it does the country good as it will mean more rich people will invest in the country hence the country will climb out it current problems quicker.

Plus god forbid should these people have to pay more for labour here in United Kingdom as it would mean they would invest in countries with cheaper labour.

All this of cause is lies by the Conservative Party, even by the CBI ,as what it really means the few who are rich here in the United Kingdom would not get richer off the backs of other people which they poorly pay and treat, all in the pursuit of money currently.

Add to this these rich people on the whole do not invest the money back into the United Kingdom as the Conservatives claim they do but they take their money and run to other countries where they can keep their money.

All this sounds very familiar as it is highly reminiscent of Victorian England a place of the few wealthy, a large down trodden masses with a small middle class stuck in the middle. A society full of social injustice and inequalities with masses nicely kept in place by less than subtle methods by those who are in power and rich.

What a grim, grey and oppressive United Kingdom we have all made for ourselves in the blind obsession for money.

Welcome to the bad new days!

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UK: Give Big Six Power Companies the Heave Ho!

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I have recently changed my power supplier at my home here in the United Kingdom to one of the smaller power companies not directly associated with the big six power companies which include EDF and British Gas.

Yes, I have moved into a smaller house in time but even so with two bills over a similar period of time at the new house and the bill from the new power company is cheaper by a significant amount than the previous supplier which was one of the big six here in the United Kingdom.

It has certainly opened my eyes to the fact just how excessive the big six here in the United Kingdom have charged for gas and electricity even with the excuse that they have to invest in the power grid and generation. It has highlighted to me just how much they have profiteered off the backs of people like myself over the years.

Even with the fact the smaller power companies do not invest as much in the power grid and generation it makes me wonder just how they can charge prices for gas and electricity which are significantly less and still make money?

My personal opinion like all older and more established companies here in the United Kingdom the big six power companies basically put profits and shareholders before customers even to the detriment of the United Kingdom itself.

I would recommend that everyone in the United Kingdom do what I have done recently and turn their back on the big six power companies and sign up with the smaller power company en mass. As it is easy to do and if enough of us do it the big six grip on gas and electricity here would be broken for once and for all time.

Plus it would only take a small percentage of people to switch to start to worry the big six as they are so profit and money orientated even a small drop in profits with get them to stand up and think!


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Why Do Some People Think They are Above the Law?

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What has always made me wonder, especially when driving, here in United Kingdom why do some people think they are above the law especially the laws of the road?

This is regardless of the fact the laws, especially on the roads, are there to make people’s lives safer and easier. You have to think the sheer arrogance and selfishness of these people who show a real contempt of other people in general.

But it does reflect the general attitude of growing number of people here in the United Kingdom who put themselves first regardless of the effect it has on other people even if their actions endanger peoples lives or even make other people’s lives more difficult!

Personally I think this attitude is disrespectful to everyone around them and society as a whole and what really gets me going these same people who complain if the law is too soft on criminals.

It basically shows the double standards of these people who want a safe society where law is upheld as long as they can get away with what they think they should get away with minor criminal acts especially on the road regardless of the fact they can potentially dangerous.

It is high time these people were told the fact they break minor laws makes them as bad as those who break major laws as both show a real contempt of the society and people around them either way!


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Scotland’s Independence Could be A Catalyst For Change!

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A recent BBC news article about the possible new flags for the United Kingdom if Scotland voted for Independence and it got me thinking that this would be an ideal opportunity for United Kingdom to think of the future of the way it is governed in the future.

After all if Scotland wins it’s independence we are going to have to go through some basic constitutional changes both in Scotland and the rest of the United Kingdom so it would be almost criminal for the United Kingdom not do take the opportunity for a very through look and discussion about how the country is run as it certainly will need some fundamental and long over due changes.

My personal view we should look deeply into our democracy here to make it more relevant to a modern country and more accountable to the people it serves as in it’s current form it is becoming more and more distant from the people to it actually serves.

On top of which we should really also question that even if the last of our nobility and Royal family really now have a place in our country in their present in their present forms after all I am not only one in the United Kingdom who are starting to think if we should even pay for them any more and all nobility and royalty be consigned to the history books so we can move on as a country finally to a more modern and forward thinking country.

We also need to take the opportunity to look how our government works from the top to local level in a very fundamental level as an overhaul which is also long overdue as Scotland’s independence will also effect this.

My personal view both the Civil Service and Local Government needs a major reforms to make them them both more modern and to remove the old boy system for once and for all time.

In conclusion we here in the United Kingdom should use the opportunity of Scotland’s independence if it goes through or not to change our country as I said if we do nothing it will be criminal!


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