Ed Milliband gets tough with energy companies.

September 25th, 2013

Oooooooooooh! The energy companies must be shitting themselves lest they incur the wrath of the great and powerful Ed. “Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!”
After buggering up the economy yet again the Tories have been left to clean up the mess. If the Tories use the phrase “inherited recession” over & over it’s because Labour use the phrase “World recession” constantly. It wasn’t a World recession; many large economies were unaffected. Gordon Brown; texture like sun, took a healthy economy (inherited), borrowed unnecessarily, sold off the country’s treasure, maxed-out the country’s credit cards and deregulated the banks to create a fake boom. Then he came up with one of the most ludicrous statements ever spoken by someone who should know better; “An end to boom and bust”. In 2008 the inevitable happened and we landed in one of the worst recessions in history. The note on the treasurer’s desk said it all; “Dear chief secretary, I’m afraid there is no money. Kind regards – and good luck! Liam.” Now the Tories are getting the economy back on track, contrary to Labour’s predictions Ed thinks he can conjure up support by appearing tough on the energy companies leaving them with three options if Labour win the election (fat chance);
1. hike prices before the price freeze.
2. hike prices after the price freeze.
3. go bust during the price freeze.
Whichever happens it will be bad news for the consumer.
The British voters are not stupid, naive or forgetful. Labour will have to go a long way to gain any credibility and I predict Mr Milliband (Ed anyway) will never be PM.

Fracking

June 30th, 2013

OK. Let’s imagine for a moment the Chinese buy up all of the bricks (like they did with copper a couple of years ago). There’s a worldwide shortage of bricks and they increase exponentially in price; people start nicking derelict walls, ancient outside lavvies, garden walls, ornamental walls, barbecues etc. Some people come up with the idea of digging out the foundations of their houses, no-one’s going to notice them missing down there. When the houses fall down they try to convince their insurers it was natural subsidence. Isn’t fracking essentially the same? These tiny islands sit on a fairly solid bed of rock. If we start smashing it to bits couldn’t that be a little dangerous? Before you know it Britain will float off away from Europe towards America. Eventually it comes to rest near Hawaii. Within a generation the UK is in a richer, happier place with a fantastic climate… hang on… FRACK AWAY!!! Get fracking you fracking frackers!
Seriously though I think it’s probably something we’re going to regret

Hello

June 22nd, 2013

OK. My first blog; I’ve resisted for a long time because I like to keep my private life private. A little about me; I’m 47, married 28 years, 3 teenage kids, dunno who’s they are but they’re fun to have around so we let them stay.:-D I’m a tradesman and I run a 24 hour call-out service. I live in Bolton in the the north of England.
I started writing my first novel; The Tale of the Ancient Marina in 1997, finished it in 2007, launched aarondavid.co.uk in 2009, put the book on Amazon in 2010. I didn’t attempt to market it assuming a book so wonderful would automatically be successful. I was wrong. A handful of sales from my site and literally no interest on Amazon. Now I’m trying to find my readers.
My comments will mainly concern issues which affect me or people I know. I have opinions on international matters but will keep those to myself. If you cut me in half the word “Tory” is written all the way through but that doesn’t mean I think the Tories are always correct or the other parties are always wrong. They all have their faults but we’re stuck with the system.
BTW I also write the odd short story & poem, see my website.
Aaron.