Monthly Archives: April 2016

Unprotected Migrant Children

Some migrants to the EU have apparently sent their children on alone to find a better life than they have had. About a thousand children are in Detention Centres in the UK. But children need protection.

It concerns me that every ten years or so in the UK there is a scandal involving Children’s Homes and abuse of the children living there.
If all of these children without families could be fostered with parents on a one-to-one relationship, then they could happily survive. Crowding them in Children’s Homes is not the answer. I fear for them as wicked abusers can gain access to Children’s Homes and rob them of their childhoods. They must be better protected. It is our duty as adults to protect and teach children.

If UK Social Services cannot control what goes on in Children’s Homes at the moment, how can migrant children, who are alone, come to the UK?
If it is determined that they remain the UK, there must be a Care Plan for every child, with regular checks. However, I fear that this will not work. Television adverts for the NSPCC show that children are too frightened to speak. I am sorry to say it, but I think it would be better for them if they did not come to the UK at all. It is a terrible thing to think, let alone say, but those migrant mothers, in despair, sent them into the EU’s safekeeping.

Maybe Children’s Services across the EU could be involved with the education of these children, by exposing them to different countries as they grow up. I do not know, but I fear for them.

LucyLou

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Who to sack, Junior Doctors or Jeremy Hunt?

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Jeremy Hunt, the UK Health Secretary, should be deposed for bigotry. It takes an intelligent man to make an election pledge then listen to the arguments. It takes a great man to then see insolvable problems and compromise.

The Conservatives, namely David Cameron and his old friend Nick Clegg (Liberal Democrat) have as a cornerstone of their beliefs that election promises must be fulfilled. That is a noble premise that we all want, but in the real light of day, there are longer term failings that may sink the NHS in ten years, long after these politicians have gone.

It all goes back to two young MP’s, one David Cameron and Nick Clegg, who were deemed not important enough by a senior Civil Servant to merit more than a shared cubbyhole office. At that moment they vowed to get rid of what they saw as useless Civil Servants when they themselves came into office. And so they did. They cut the safety net to the poor, low incomes and disabled people. Every service to the country had their services cut.

Junior Doctors are the most moral people in the country and unlike these politicians, they can see a consequence that they deem to be dangerous. They are best placed to know, not cowardly politicians who hide behind election pledges and general busyness. This is Jeremy Hunt’s field. Where is he?

Every person in the debate is passionate. Jeremy Hunt, the titular boss of Doctors should compromise. If he is a great man, he will do so. If he wants to compromise and is being muffled by David Cameron, then he should resign. David Cameron is not a dictator; he is an elected Prime Minister. So he has to go along with what most people feel. I, for one, would ask him please to listen more carefully to the Junior Doctors. I was appalled that there has not been a trial. The NHS has always, up to now, trialled any new idea. If it works, it is rolled out everywhere. There, that is a get-out clause for the government.

LucyLou

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Tim Montgomerie Obama speech analysis.

Great observation by Tim Montgomerie which will do Cameron no favours.

Source: Tim Montgomerie Obama speech analysis.

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What has Mr Obama done, courtesy of Mr Cameron?

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America should have taken the moral high ground and refused to get involved in our politics. However, Mr Obama had a direct appeal apparently, from
Mr. Cameron, who has just shown himself as ignorant of the British psyche as a foreigner.

The British are mavericks. We are fine and laidback and cheerful, until someone tries to tell us what to do. We do not take kindly to authority, which is probably the reason for a continuing democracy, such as it is. The moment Mr Obama dared to suggest it would be a good idea for Britain to stay in the EU, Mr Cameron shot himself in the foot. He seems obsessed with self-made men. Why should we be?

The great frustration that people in Britain have, is the lack of information. Scaremongering from Cabinet Ministers just annoys us. My own opinion has fluctuated. When I heard that exporters to Europe would lose out, my heart went out to those struggling companies. Then I heard that we could close our borders and only let in people who would benefit us, such as authentic Indian curry chefs. 🙂

The argument for needing low-paid foreigners to do arduous jobs falls down as countless indigenous British are turfed off welfare benefits and told to chase non-existent low-paid jobs. They have been taken by foreigners who are already here. Apparently you can take any Sainsbury’s nightshift and 90% of the employees are Poles. Now they work very hard for us, but they claim child benefit that can be paid back in their country at British rates. So it might be a net negative for us to employ them.

In or Out of the EU for Britain? What do you think? Please say where you come from. Your views are valuable; it may change my mind yet again.

LucyLou

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Peaceful Consequences?

As always, it is cause and effect. You do something; it has an effect. For example, you bomb a country to smithereens and the effect is that its population flees.

No war exit policy has worked since the British went into Afghanistan. The bad guys, the Nailbat, are still there, mainly because it is about the bad people’s thought patterns, rather than physical obliteration. They are passed on, via the tradition of oral storytelling.

Educate the children to find longlasting peace in the way of that country and create diplomacy amongst the adults. Regrettably, that is another of Mr Osborne’s timebombs. Diplomats returned home after a visit to China, kept together only by their good judgement. They stopped George blundering into making the Chinese lose face and when they returned home, a stupidly ungrateful government announced diplomatic job cuts in the Foreign Office . Give us strength to outlast idiots.

Please do not let Mr Osborne, in particular and also his boss stumble into situations where they think themselves obliged to help out foreign billionaires where none is expected. The scar of HS1 and HS2 anyone? It has tracks and is being built by … you are so far ahead of me … a Chinese billionaire who favours German carriages while we sink into the mire of false gratitude.

LucyLou

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Spending, What Spending?

Time is awaiting for the British government to realise it has accidentally eliminated spending power. Utility and petrol bills have been rising above inflation. Baby boomers, widely forecast to spend their life savings when given access to pension pots, seem to be spending it overseas. Oh dear, what have I said? The next move will be to limit spending abroad.

Sterling is already sputtering, but worse, millionaires are deserting us for less specifically taxed climes. The tax on second homes will mean the decision about which country to send one’s children to university, is no longer a foregone conclusion. The £30,000 tax on foreign employees already means that young financial whizzes can be more profitably taught in non-English financial centres. The British government, namely Mr Osborne and conspirators, should not meddle in industries they cannot fathom.

Welfare benefits have been so much cut, especially amongst the deserving disabled, that they are no longer spending beyond necessities, if that.

I suggest Mr Osborne fills his £4 billion spending hole by not building the HS1 railway, which in an 19th century way, uses track and wheels. At least investigate the Japanese bullet trains and maybe boost their economy at the same time. As of 1992, they take 23,000 people per hour in either direction, whilst HS1 may manage 23. Some legacy that white elephant will be.

LucyLou

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