Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Quote of the day 7th January 2014

“Do not accustom yourself to consider debt only as an inconvenience; you will find it a calamity.”

(Samuel Johnson)
 

5 comments:

Jim said...

i must admit the debt of the UK is something that i find terrifying, i really do. And that is with the most sane lot in Westminster in charge (though that is hardly a reason to release them from the nut house).

Labour's debt ideas on spending are insanity at the highest level.

though its other areas of labour policy that i find so insane too.

one was the recent opening to the roma of the uk. everyone panic.

the guardian told us - labour says "that the government has failed to introduce measures to protect the rights of low-skilled British workers whose jobs may be threatened by the new migrants."
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/jan/01/immigration-british-workers-romanians-bulgarians

then, we hear in the mail the same day, that Keith Vaz as labour chairman of the home affairs committee, goes to the airport to greet and welcome the new migrants on that first morning, buying coffee, asking why they had came, (like its not obvious) and blatantly trying to position labour as friends of the migrants in the hope of future reward at ballot boxes.

Jim said...

whilst it was a good plan (lets face it if you had came from Romania, landed at the airport in the uk, and then were greeted by Keith Vaz, what would you do? - me i would catch the same aeroplane back again)

though i dont think that was quite the result labour planned :)

Chris Whiteside said...

I think we're agreed that Britain's debt levels are frightening.

The next thread concerns immigration.

Jim said...

my comment was more about the lack of consitency in labour policy than immigration really

Chris Whiteside said...

Fair comment, and I certainly agree with that.