Looks like this headline could be a regular feature! Not to be left out in the “crocodile tears” stakes, Nick Clegg has apologised for reneging on his pre-election pledge not to raise university tuition fees for students. In erm, England. Politicians apologies are like their promises – worthless. He'd say and do the same again in a heartbeat, if he thought he could get away with it.
Well, the problem is easily fixed, Nick. Have a word with the organ grinder, and get him to divert the annual foreign aid budget of £9 Billion away from Third World despots and warlords who laugh at us as we hand over the (borrowed) money, and provide free scholarships for 1 million bright English youngsters from poor backgrounds, who would be your future doctors, dentists, and engineers – eliminating most of England's skills shortages, and thus the need to import skilled workers, to do the jobs we could and should be doing. Amazing to think what good this amount of money could do if we invested in our own people instead of wasting it on ungrateful foreign villains, isn't it?
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Some Really Angry Clerics, Yesterday
Just wondering how many of the protesters in far off lands, protesting about the Film That We Dare Not Name, have actually watched it? Would this anger not be better directed at the factory owners who lock their wives and children into death trap sweatshops? Says it all, really.
Local Currency Launched in Bristol
ERA wish the best of luck to Bristol, who have launched their own currency, the Bristol Pound, this week. Any measure which encourages revenue to stay in the area rather than leak outwards, is to be applauded in our view. It has been criticised, but how can it possibly be worse than the British Pound, based as it is on an unsustainable economic model of high unemployment, high taxation for those still working, massive public borrowing, and fractional reserve banking? Bristol is virtually the capital of the West Country, and our hope is that the £B will take root all over it.