Recent Political News
20.12.2010 OK, CB has been
watching BBC news and there was a discussion about Mr. Berlusconi, the
Italian Prime Minister, winning a NO CONFIDENCE vote by 3 votes and it
was said that "maybe he
bought 3 votes (he is a multi billionaire), and, if he did, democracy
is dead in Italy".
Well, for all those of you who believe in democracy, EVERY democratic
country has their own means of controlling the vote! There is only ONE
country in the world that all recognise as a TRUE democracy, and that
is Switzerland. They use Proportional Representation as their voting
system! They have a written constitution AND, once elected, their
Government can enact anything they can get voted through EXCEPT, where
that new law may impinge on the requirements of the written
constitution, then it has to be ratified by a referendum of the people!
Given the sleaze in England with the MP's robbing us of our money and
then the realisation that something had to be done to "restore the
peoples faith in politicians" and all that was said by David Cameron at
the election hustings about how they would do that, it seems to have
gone cold. Cameron has been gazumped by his party members! Clegg, the
champion of Proportional Representation has been gazumped by Cameron
and his party. SO, NOW we can look forward to a referendum within a few
months to change our voting system. What CRAP! Any fool knows that
there is a discipline called FORM DESIGN. How many times have you
filled in a form only to realise that you have no way of saying what
you think, if you tick their boxes, THEY will get the answers THEY
want. Referendums are the same. They are usually worded so that the
desired result is guaranteed. We now have Mr. Clegg pursuing the AV
voting system, which the Tories have indicated they will vote against.
The AV system is the preferred system of a FAILED Prime Minister, you
know, the BROWN one, who, like the Tories, are not prepared to give up
the 2 party system that the UK has had since Cromwell ceded power in
the 1600's! Here is a very severe test of Cameron's continued use
of the F WORD (FAIR????).
Does he know what that means????? CB said at the time of the election
that, if Mr. Cameron forgot his promises after attaining power, then
the British electorate would not forget him. DAVID, SIR, it may feel
safe now to you, BUT, REMEMBER YOUR WORDS! If your deeds do not match
your words, we will remember cometh 2015! CB has a word of advice
to messrs. Cameron and Clegg, BE EVER SO CAREFUL OF YOUR USE OF THE F
WORD! Caustic-Bytes was named very carefully and by design and you will
be able to read in the VERY near future things that may byte you about the fairness of UK
19.12.2010 Hah, at last, an
ex Government drugs minister has called for the legalisation of all
drugs. The illegality of drugs is often said to be because it is in our
best interests and is done for us. OK, acceptable if no one ever dies
from contaminated dope, getting shot or stabbed by a dealer etc. Take
drugs OUT of the hands of the criminal, THEN you will be looking after
your people! CB wonders if our ex drugs minister has been reading "The War on Drugs
" that CB posted a long time ago
on this site!
19.12.2010 It seems the
Wikkileaks guy, Julian Assange is going to be hunted down. As to the
charges, the only people who know the truth are him and the 2 girls. It
is, however, one of the easiest ways to attach enough mud given the
difficulty of proving his guilt or innocence. CB would also be inclined
to believe Julian rather than the authorities. Too many times in the
we have seen the authorities misuse and abuse the justice system to
deal with a thorn in their side just because they could. As to the
leaks, we all have some secrets, but in public life, keeping secrets is
dangerous, both for the keeper, who may be found out, and us who are
being denied the
knowledge of those secrets. The keeping of a secret means that someone
somewhere is being lied to, cheated or treated less that they deserve.
Keep leaking Julian and keep the sleazers and scumbags on their toes!
19.12.2010 CB has just
watched the news where the reporter was asking why the UK was
unprepared for the snow again after 2 previous years of snow
disruption, and the Government guy making all the usual excuses. CB
used to think that a brain was needed to be a TV reporter. The answer
that no one will give is that we are not prepared because of MONEY!
Yes, in Canada the people have electric sockets in the garage where the
car is plugged in overnight. This keeps the car warm so it will start
the next day. As winter approaches they also change their tyres for
winter grade tyres. All this costs money but it is far cheaper than
dealing with the disruption. In the UK nobody would spend on things
like this, they are happier to accept the problems, it gives them
something to moan about. It will take a sea change in thinking to get
the drivers, Government and local authorities to allocate the finance
just in case we get snow. Why does'nt the Government guy just state the
truth about allocation of finance for snow preparedness? Because, if
that were done and then we had no snow, the critics would be out for
blood about wasteful Government spending!
Catholic Church has softened its approach to the use of condoms in the
name of better health provision. They still do not believe in
contraception. Maybe the Pope should read the page on The Population Trap
and he would see that without birth control mankind cannot be
sustained, it is mathematically impossible! Whilst he is there, he
might also contemplate the contents of the page on The Worlds Oldest Industry
relates directly to all the flawed thinking of the Catholic Church.
20.11.2010 CB was reading an article in todays Times about
Gordon Browns Premiership. Not very complimentary at all! Seems they
are finally seeing what CB said all along. Mr. Browns leadership was
all about HIM and nothing to do with the better good of the Country.
Now maybe it is time to change the rules so nobody else can do a Gordon
Brown and hijack the country. It is noted by CB that David Cameron was
all for political change, empowering the voters and all the rest of it
BEFORE the election but now he does not want to keep the promises. CB
thinks he lost that battle to his backbenchers, even though the Lib
Dems are strongly for the change. MR. CAMERON, WAKE UP, if you do not
deliver EFFECTIVE political change the voters WILL remember in 2015!
The AV voting system is a con trick. Keep it honest, like you promised
or your name will be spoken of in the same breath as Gordon Browns and
you will have brought it all on yourself.
19.11.2010 Aung San Suu Kyi
is free at last! Hold it, did CB say "FREE"? Nobody is free in Burma,
not even the generals who repress their own people! Such stupidity
belongs in a bygone age. CB welcomes the day that the United Nations
passes a resolution banning the military from governing any country.
The job of the military is the defence of their Nation, nothing more.
Of course, such a resolution would require the UN to "do an Iraq" on
any transgressors. In the case of Burma, there would be no "power
vacuum" as there is a very able and, at one time elected, person to
fill that gap.
07.11.2010 The Chinese
Government is once again using persecution tactics to deal with their
dissident artist. Their Nobel Prize winner is still in prison. Why
can't they learn? We are talking about one of the
most civilised peoples of the world. They are now, arguably, the most
prominent country in the world. Criticism, when constructive, is a
strength provider to the criticised. Any country where the Government
cannot stand up to valid criticism is being run by the wrong people!
Just look at Burma if you want an example, or North Korea for that
matter. Repression is the tool of control within countries with a
low standard of living and, thus, dissidence is high. With the standard
of living rising swiftly for most Chinese people, repression and
control is an unecessary function of the Government. Repression is
reduced by slowly chipping away at it, in the manner of a stonemason
creating a statue. Now that China is doing so well under the current
perhaps they should dump repressive tactics in one fell swoop, allowing
others to freely have their say and be seen by the rest of
the world to have grown up and moved into the modern day world.
07.11.2010 This week Dr
David Nutt has spoken out on his subject, drug use. Once again he has
told the truth, not the spin that the Government wants to hear. Make no
mistake, the Government may accept all he has to say, it is just
POLITICALLY not acceptable so, while that situation exists, the
individual persecution will continue. Dr Nutt's views are very much in
line with what CB has said on the page on The
War on Drugs
! Please read and you will understand much better what
the true picture is.
23.10.2010 Well, now to the spending review. Firstly, CB
finds it laughable to hear the opposition speak against the cuts as
labour caused the situation, they should retreat and hide in shame.
Secondly, seeing the unions, union members and assorted red lefties
demonstrating on the streets is , again, laughable. If the bankers were
doing their jobs, they would be recording those demonstrations to try
to identify those present. If those people run their home finances
using an unsustainable deficit, they are too risky to hold a bank
account. Finally, those wishing to make a political football of the
cutbacks by saying the poor are the hardest hit should take careful
note. This is where CB cuts to the basics! If you are receiving
benefits and get £80 per week and you lose £5 of that, it cuts into
your ability to obtain the essentials. If you have a weekly income of
£800 and you lose £50, some luxuries may have to go but you can still
provide the basics. It is useless to quote percentages, anyone who
knows basic maths can see that the above figures are exactly the same
percentage loss, BUT it is real cash
that counts! CB would also advise Messrs. Cameron and Clegg to be
careful of using their favourite buzzword, "FAIR", it is not possible
to be fair to all. If they could have limited the cuts to only those
with a weekly income of over £100, then fair might have applied but
they could not do this. CB will tackle fairness in a soon to be
published page on the workings of government departments. CB is waiting
for further info before the page can go up but, be warned, it will not
make comfortable reading, especially for Theresa May.
25.08.2010 Mr. Patel,
the coroner who's judgement in the killing of Ian Tomlinson by PC Simon
Harwood was controversial, is facing investigation on other previous
incidents in his
career. CB is not surprised. You can picture it, where a few phone
calls, given the circumstances, would ensure that a "friendly face" was
chosen to do the post mortem on Mr Tomlinson, a friendly face being one
who would give the decision most desirable for the establishment. That
would ensure no
prosecution would follow. It seems that 3 other pathologists do NOT
agree with Mr. Patels findings. The CPS has walked away from the deal.
The PC cannot be charged with common assault because of the 6 month
limitation on prosecution in such offences. Why was the PC not charged
within the 6 month period and the prosecution could have the case
adjourned sine die (until a date in the future yet to be determined)?
Until things like this, the assasination of Charles De Menezies and
other police wrong doings are dealt with in a fair and transparent
manner our "system" will remain corrupt.
24.08.2010 Well, today we learn that a Catholic
priest was an IRA bomb campaign planner. As bad as that is, the
resultant cover up was worse. We expect the government of the day to be
happy with cover ups but the Church? Seems like they learned to be
experts when covering up the various maltreatments of children by nuns
and priests. The church has so much to answer for, read CB's page on The Worlds Oldest Industry
19.08.2010 At last the government is to do something
about wheel clamping. They should realise that some businesses lend
themselves to being used by gangsters and thugs as a legitimate way to
do what they do. Night club doormen are now properly trained and
controlled and have become a positive force in the industry. The fixing
of the clampers is another step in the right direction. Next they
should look at the selling of old bad debts. Some companies buy lists
of bad debts and use scare tactics to try to collect, usually from old
age pensioners and other vulnerable people. Any debt incurred before
the 6th April 2007 may well be unrecoverable in law but this does not
stop the bad debt boys. The buying of bad debt lists maybe ought to be
illegal. Finally, Mr. Camerons good friends, the credit reference
agencies should be better regulated. Any of their members can give you
a bad rating and the agencies just accept it, they do not contact the
client for their side of the story. Sometimes this is just a dispute
and the client has a fair point of view. A black mark on the clients
record will be there for 6 years and there is nothing that can be done
unless the agencies member that originated the black mark can be
persuaded to change their mind. Even then, under the agency rules, that
black mark may still be there for 6 years. This is clearly a kangaroo
court situation and should be investigated as it is grossly unfair to
the individual client.
01.08.2010 CB has been
resting recently but is now back. It seems the government is trying to
modernise the Police force. They should have read the page on The Police
first. Some of the recommendations they are doing have been on that
page for 4 years now! They should also remember when Margaret Thatcher
tried this, she was beaten down by the weight of the senior officers
all trying to protect their little empires. Seems the well being and
wealth of the senior officers is more important than public safety and
justice! Why not go for a real change as CB has described and create a
police force for the 21st century?
Ian Huntley is going to sue the government over their lax care of him.
As distasteful as that may be, the government, who are going to
"vigorously defend" this action, must recognise that if they are going
to imprison criminals, whilst the cons are inside, their welfare is
down to the gaolers and ultimately their bosses, the government. Just
another reason why a better solution needs to be thought through for
dealing with criminals. Prison is the university of crime!