Trump ready to make McConnell’s life miserable | TheHill


Well he has made life miserable for everyone else over his 4 years of being President, so 1 more will not make much different.

What needs to be done is make life miserable for Trump and his family, assuming Republican Senators put everyone first rather than trying to save themselves.

 

Source: Trump ready to make McConnell’s life miserable | TheHill

Opinion | Adam Kinzinger: My fellow Republicans, convicting Trump is necessary to save America – The Washington Post


Nothing truer has ever been said, but it appears that Republican Senators care more about saving themselves than saving America.

Yes, they feel if they vote to impeach Trump and find him guilty, they themselves could inflame Republican voters.

If they are so, anti-America and pro-themselves, then they should not be in the Senate, for they are there for the wrong reasons.

For America should come First.

 

Source: Opinion | Adam Kinzinger: My fellow Republicans, convicting Trump is necessary to save America – The Washington Post

George Osborne’s legacy is all around us: his cuts left Britain helpless to resist Covid | Conservatives | The Guardian


This is so true, but to date nothing has been done to reverse cuts, even a proportion of them.

It was wrong then and therefore is still wrong now and even today all Local Authorities (LAs) are having to find savings, for costs and demand for services are forever increasing, while the Government Grant is not in any realistic proportion. In reality there were no savings to be made and this has been proven by COVID in so many ways.

Virtually all LA services are suffering and Social Care was and is decimated. As Polly states the poor, sick and disabled, those who could least afford any cuts to services, were the ones to suffer most, leading in some instances to their deaths, especially when the changes to welfare benefits are taken into account. For to claim welfare benefits the eligibility was tightened and claimants were sanctioned for the least failure to abide by the ongoing stringent conditions related to payments and eligibility to benefits. The loss of a miniscule amount of benefit had enormous consequences for persons on benefits, who were most likely living on a day to day basis from one benefit payment to another. For some, even the benefits they received were insufficient to manage.

But LAs are not the only authorities suffering for Health Authorities are suffering too, for while they have been receiving some increased funding the increases are in no way sufficient to maintain services at a level required. In fact the funding for the UK needs to be seriously looked at and it has to be sufficient for the 21st century and buffers need to be maintained to cater for the unexpected, for COVID will not be the last.

Also, with the state of pay scales in the UK, this left many who are in employment unable to manage. Many jobs have been lost over the last few years and even though other jobs have been created these will, more than likely, be at the lowest rate of pay (National Living Wage or even the Minimum Living Wage for persons under 25 years) and maybe part-time rather than full-time. Whereas the starting point for pay should be the Real Living Wage.

LAs do obtain funding in otherways, one being Business Rates, but these are also decreasing due to the effects of lockdowns and COVID restrictions limiting businesses opening.

The UK has never been good at pay rates for those on the lower levels of pay and George Osborne and his cronies did their utmost to ensure these pay levels were kept low, especially when costs were increasing.

One does not need to be a genius to see that this is wrong and not sustainable for a healthy and prosperous UK and which is equal to all.

 

Source: George Osborne’s legacy is all around us: his cuts left Britain helpless to resist Covid | Conservatives | The Guardian

Ursula von der Leyen accidentally SUPPORTS Brexit in vaccine apology | Daily Mail Online


After Brexit we should all be looking to the future and not the past, for what has been done has already gone.

The UK still wishes to work with Europe, but not controlled by the EU, for while many european countries are in the EU, the EU is not Europe, the EU just a political machine working for its own existence, which may or may not be of 100% benefit to all of the European countries who are members of the EU.

 

Source: Ursula von der Leyen accidentally SUPPORTS Brexit in vaccine apology | Daily Mail Online

The Trumpian EU has demolished its final reasons for existing


The EU has showed what it really is a ‘bully’ and its complete disregard for for anyone who does not agree with it 100%.

This instance is not the first for there are a number, such as the treatment of Greece from 2009.

But, in the current instance not only was the UK and Northern Ireland

aggrieved, but also many countries within the EU, Ireland for one

The EU needs to understand that it should discuss, and not govern dictatorially, but they have had years doing the latter and rarely challenged by EU member countries, with the possible exception of the UK, while it was a member.

Source: The Trumpian EU has demolished its final reasons for existing

‘Virus anywhere is virus everywhere’: Tony Blair calls for world to come together to fight Covid | The Independent


This is all well and good, but when Mr Blairs EU is acting as a spoilt child instead of being a competent and responsible organisation, not easy for the EU to do, but they need to try to be.

They need to own their own problems and not cast blame by diverting to others.

This is needed to ensure their own existence, a steep learning curve, but needs to be done.

 

Source: ‘Virus anywhere is virus everywhere’: Tony Blair calls for world to come together to fight Covid | The Independent

Vaccine war brewing as EU demands Covid jabs produced in UK | The Independent


Again the EU wants to take on the UK, but who is correct for you can’t expect any contract to not be respected.

The UK contract is with AstraZeneca and not the EU, and we are not responsible for any assumed noncompliance with a contract which has nothing to do with the UK.

Should the EU retaliate by putting a trade block on Pfizer BioNTech exporting their vaccine to the UK, then the UK could retaliate by putting a Trade block on Oxford/AstraZeneca exporting their vaccine to the EU.

Both would be against international trading rules, but who went first.

Should the EU be so vindictive, then who would trust the EU ever again.

To mitigate any problems the UK should immediately stop using the Pfizer BioNTech for first vaccines and recommence using for second vaccines, then use Oxford/AstraZeneca for first and second vaccines and so on in Spring 2021 for the Modena vaccine.

Yes, it is childish and 2 wrongs do not make a right, but if the EU want to be childish then what should be done, well the EU should act responsively as they stated they wanted the UK to do when we threatened to break International Law when we were negotiating the Brexit Trade Agreement.

Source: Vaccine war brewing as EU demands Covid jabs produced in UK | The Independent

Vaccines. The United Kingdom v a “rules-based organisation”. | Conservative Home


Boris and his Government have made many mistakes leading to substantial failures during this COVID-19 pandemic, but the vaccine situation would appear to be the one and only success.

However, this does not discount the many failures.

Here it is the EU who have failed, but their over  bureaucratic nature means they are unwilling to accept their failure and thereby are causing alarm and concern to an independent country (UK) to overcome this failure.

This can’t be allowed to happen and therefore the EU will have to backdown, something which is not akin to them.

If we were still in the EU none of us would have had any COVID-19 vaccinations, let alone being an European leader.

Unfortunately, the EU will not countenance any UK successes, the EU is showing isolationism and putting the EU first above all others, now where have I heard and seen something similar, well would you believe it, 4 years of President Trump in the US.

 

 

 

 

Source: Vaccines. The United Kingdom v a “rules-based organisation”. | Conservative Home

Fury as BBC calls dead IRA terrorist a ‘veteran’: Bosses apologise to families | Daily Mail Online


Another own goal by the BBC, funded by UK TV licence payers, is this how they respect the UK, surely enough is enough and the TV licence should be scrapped.

 

Source: Fury as BBC calls dead IRA terrorist a ‘veteran’: Bosses apologise to families | Daily Mail Online

COVID-19 vaccine: EU Commission insists AstraZeneca commitment ‘binding’ as supply row escalates | Euronews


The EU is a joke when they talk of transparency, for you only have to look at their budgets to prove that. Have they ever had a completed budget audit approved.

As usual the EU is trying to show they are big hitters and throwing around their assumed power. They have been behind in this vaccine all along and still have to approve it.

I feel it is a bit of jealously in that the UK got ahead of them, so I am glad we left the EU and other countries need to seriously look into the EU and ensure they put themselves forward instead of the EU.

 

Source: COVID-19 vaccine: EU Commission insists AstraZeneca commitment ‘binding’ as supply row escalates | Euronews