Welcome to life in the twilight zone
READING a couple of articles in the current Target, I begin to believe I'm living in some sort of Twilight Zone.
Are we or are we not, living in a country that is, not only up to it's neck in debt to the tune of around £1,051,522,158,950, but also having to beg, borrow or print over another £2,000,000,000 every week of the year just to keep our vital services, (NHS, welfare, education) from going belly-up? And what of our future?
Surely the government's 'savage cuts' will reduce this debt and deficit?
Well, despite the likes of the doctors, teachers and civil servants Canute-like striking against such cuts; to all intents and purposes, there hasn't been any significant overall cuts in public expenditure at all in the two years since the coalition came to power - about a £1 for every £100 spent.
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At this rate, according to the IMF, by the time of the next general election, our debt will have risen to a stonking £1,613,000,000,000.
Hey, all is not lost, if the worst comes to the worst, at least we can feed ourselves, can't we?
Actually, no, we have to import 40 per cent of the food we eat. And what if we are skint and can't pay for it? Doesn't bear thinking about.
Empty supermarkets in a country (England) that, thanks to Labour and mass immigration, has become the most densely populated country in Europe.
Which brings me to the picture of farmer Alwyn Drewery in the Target, looking forlornly over part of the 3,000 acres of land taken out of food production forever, for a scheme 'to compensate for the potential loss of birds along the Humber Estuary.' The lunatics have taken over the Asylum.
And as for the wind farm invasion of our countryside. I'll leave the aesthetic aspect of them to others, but from a purely personal finance viewpoint on those monstrosities, we now know they produce the most expensive and unreliable generation of electricity know to mankind.
They do earn a fortune, from we taxpayers (even when the wind doesn't blow) in subsides for the manufacturers, developers (mainly foreign) and rich landowners, the latter receiving £830 million last year.
Without large subsides, right now, £77 per household and rising, there wouldn't be a single turbine erected.
So why, despite all their obvious worthlessness, are they erected in the first place?
Because, despite our country facing future desperate economic uncertainty, this government (along with the last) have introduced, in a sort of death wish, the most draconian anti-CO2 emission laws of any country in the world, costing us £18 billion extra every year - and this in a country that produces less than 1.70 per cent of the world's production of CO2.
Those halfwits in Westminster are willing to trash our future prospects for some form of economic growth, some sort of viable future for our children, for the sake of so-called global warming, or in its obvious absence in this country - called it climate change!
The single coal-fired powered station up in Yorkshire, Drax, is capable of producing far more (and far cheaper) electricity, than all the 3,500 or so wind turbines we have despoiling our countryside put together on their best production days - which is merely about 25 per cent of the time.
Monks' Dyke Road, Louth.