Saturday, 11 October 2008

Whoops Apocalypse!

So Bush has ended nuclear sanctions against India, so they can now expand their nuclear capacity, without signing the non-porliferation treaty. And the double whammy is he has taken North Korea off his naughty boy nation list, even though international inspectors found the agreed seals on nuclear installations had been broken. So not only has Bush delivered economic armageddon to the world but he has tried his best to bring the physical version too.

Let's be honest, how many of us said that he'd bring the world to it's knees the day he stole the original US Presidential election? I know I did.

Sunday, 5 October 2008

US Republican Party: They Fail and We All Pay

I find it utterly staggering that the party which dictated to the world the ideology which has now brought the planet to the verge of total economic collapse i.e. unregulated free market economics, should try to pretend that this great big mess isn't their fault. The banks operate under the laws of the jungle, it's their nature, but it is the right wing parties of the world who have let them do as they please through their refusal to regulate their bheaviour. Make no mistake - this mess has been isn't only the Republican's fault, but it was certainly led by them and then followed blindly by the right wing parties of 'New' Labour in the UK and the 'Christian' Democrats across Western Europe. Well here's news to all the right wingers who hide behind so-called Christian values - Christ most certainly would not have been a right winger and real Christian values are just about as far removed from what you stand for as you can get.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

EDF Buy Out of British Energy: Yet More Free Market Folly

I have to say in these days of supposed concerns over the security of energy supply I find it incredible that no one should question the wisdom of selling a major essential service provider in effect to a foreign power i.e. the sale of British Energy to EDF - the nationalised French power organisation. Even as an avid Francophile I have to say it makes me a little uncomfortable to think of the leverage that this could give the French government when our two nations may have our occasional ideological differences. The thing I find most amazing about all of this is the British as a nation have so willingly been spoonfed and then swallowed the idea that free market market economics are the universal elixir that there should be no mention whatever voicing these concerns in the UK Press across their whole spectrum from the right to ultra right.