The soft high peep of Goldcrests
as they flit through the sycamore leaves
delicately picking here and there.
A skylark practicing for next spring.
An explosion of Redwing freshly arrived from
Norway as they leave the berries behind.
Soft threads glinting in the sunshine from the
myriad of gossamer trails.
and the mellow hum of the flies, bees
and wasps on the ivy.
As Mrs May and Mr Davis trample
on parliamentary sovereignty.
and keep telling us that
those who were to
Add insult to injury 48% of the UK population are now being demonised by
(Daily Mail 12/10/16)
In the original vote to join the EU there was a clear majority to join
67.23 % to 32.77%
But notice the level of demonisation.
This is Civil War!
Dave’s Blue Van
Blue van round the back
Man of the future is now
man of the past.
“Stop banging on about Europe”
“Had enough” by way of
tut too doo doo
“The Man who took Britain out of Europe”
hums quietly to himself
as the door closes.
tut too doo doo
Libya in chaos.
Middle class destruction.
Cheap foreigner hire.
Zero hours contracts - call it flexibility!
Lay waste to further education.
Skills and training budgets - Cut.
Break the doctors.
Ballooning debt at 83% of GDP
House crisis continues.
NHS Spending Cut in real terms.
Cut spending on Health.
Disability Benefits Cut.
Leave most behind.
Rise of UKIP.
Return to the 19th Century State.
Race to the bottom of it.
But for the 1%
331 SEATS WITH 36.9% OF THE VOTES
tut too doo doo
The Multinational Tax Challenge
The Double Irish disappears
into the Bermuda Triangle.
In the west.
While in the East
Manipulating tax liabilities
across national borders.
All in a days work.
We mustn't complain.
It's all perfectly legal.
The money mountains give the lie.
The creeping reach of multinationals
that depend on not showing a profit
to enable their further reach
across the globe.
Insults and demeans many.
But creates a few
above it all.
When people complain
Not really believing they should
bear the burden of taxation.
All this economic activity that purports
to leave no profit worth taxing.
But leave them richer and more
powerful than the countries they serve.
They cosy up to politicians
make special deals.
But don't accept responsibility.
Nor are they forced to accept some.
This is the nub.
We need politicians who
can stand up to them. Rather
Find a way to make them pay a responsible amount
in all the countries they do business in!
The Bermuda Triangle
The Google Tax
Google doesn't see why it should pay tax
The laws connive.
It's not the only one
but let's focus.
0% corporation tax in Bermuda.
That Island that mustn't be blacklisted.
Book your profits in the UK
to a subsidiary in Ireland.
Send them on a little
trip to The Netherlands
Return them to Ireland.
Zip them off to another
Irish company based in Bermuda
You get a money mountain.
Dear George back in 2014
shouted from the rooftops
That's what they should be paying!
Wouldn't work with the rest of
I wonder why?
Creates his own deal of
£130million on an estimated
£7.2Billion over the last ten years.
This is what he meant by
“While we offer some of the lowest business taxes in the world,
we expect those taxes to be paid - not avoided.”
“My message to those companies is clear:
we will put a stop to it.
Low taxes, but low taxes that are paid.”
Clearly our business tax rates are not
low enough for UK to become
part of the Bermuda Triangle.
We will lower the rate until you're
prepared to pay.
And there we have it!
'The Google Tax'
Headteacher mocked on Twitter for claiming evolution is not a fact
Harriet Sherwood - Guardian 03/02/16
Would she pass a
KS2 SATs test in science?
No longer tested.
Not so many years ago
Less than 5
Evolution could not explain why animals
might be adapted to their habitat in
a primary project.
"It might upset the local christian community."
Don't mention 'Evolution'
This attitude in Primary Schools is
probably rather more widespread
than one might expect.
It's that 'observation' criterion.
Not only that but repeated 'observation"
there's an allowance for new information.
Whereas religion only requires
or is it
just reading a book.
Adam Vaughan - Guardian 7th January 2016
The Anthropocene is functionally and stratigraphically distinct from the Holocene