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Welcome indeed.

By Mike Cunningham On November 25th, 2012 at 10:02 am

UKIP is pleased to announce the appointment of two organisations as new corporate sponsors of the recruitment drive for membership of UKIP.

Firstly, they welcome with open arms the shrewish cow who rejoices in the title of Rotherham’s Strategic Director of Children and Young People’s Services, who they really believe should be given a title for services to UKIP.

Secondly, as a follow-up to the first appointment, the collective crew at Barnardos who stopped this lady from mentoring children leaving Council care because she was a UKIP member.

HOOKED ON BONUS CULTURE…

By David Vance On April 27th, 2012 at 8:22 am

With all the self righteous media furore concerning “bankers bonus payments”, we tend to overlook this sort of sustained  abuse of the PUBLIC purse;

More than £600,000 has been paid in bonuses to civil servants working in Executive departments in less than a year, new figures have revealed. Around 2,200 employees received payments in the first 11 months of the last financial year. While the Department of Social Development had the biggest outlay – paying £216,560 to 841 staff members – the Department of the Environment made no bonus payments over the same period. The figures were provided by Finance Minister Sammy Wilson to the SDLP’s Pat Ramsey in a written Assembly question. They indicate that there has been no substantial reduction in the overall amount spent on bonuses from last year.

Around £660,000 was spent in 2010/11 across the 12 Executive departments with the bill for 2011/12 sitting at £640,000 with one month’s outlay still to be added. Those figures do not include the £35,000 in bonuses paid to 213 civil servants working in the Public Prosecution Service in 2011/12 thus far – around the same amount that was paid out by the PPS the year before.

So, to summarise, the Public sector continues to reward itself lavishly, even at a time of economic recession and the obvious need for austerity. Further, it is unclear why ANY of these civil servants deserve so much as one extra penny for simply doing their job. What additional benefits/value  did they create for the taxpayer and how has this been assessed and by whom? Where is the transparency from the Civil Service? It’s clear that these people have decided to immunise themselves from all economic reality and simply just keep on offering themselves juicy bonus payments, whilst the political class watch on.

UNCIVIL SERVANTS

By David Vance On April 18th, 2012 at 6:42 am

Our NHS workers and other civil servants have been busy working out how they can go on strike and/or disrupt the services we pay them to provide.

Health workers and Government staff will launch a fresh wave of strikes next month over pension deals. Unite and the Public and Commercial Services civil service union will take industrial action on May 10. That is the day after the Queen’s Speech sets out legislation for the year ahead, which is expected to include a Bill on pension changes. The PCS, which has 290,000 members in 200 government departments and agencies, said its national walkout starts a rolling programme of action. It threatens another strike at the end of June, also hitting services from benefits offices and job centres to courts, driving tests, tax offices, ports and airports. Unite said its 100,000 NHS members will stage a mixture of protests and action short of strike.

OK, that seems clear enough. The State workers will disrupt and deny us – the taxpayer – the services we pay them to provide. That is their right and I respect that. However it is our right, as the people whose taxes keep the State sector afloat, to insist on getting the services expected. So I favour sacking those who wilfully refuse to serve us. The monolith of the State sector, the inherent greed of the State sector, the economic ignorance of the State sector – it all must be confronted and levelled. Of course the Coalition Government  that we have will roll over to the demands of the militants and in doing so sacrifice the economic well being of all of us. However one day, there will come a Government that does not run scared of selfish mean spirited bullying Trade Unions. The sooner that day comes the better.

PUBLIC SECTOR WORK ETHOS..

By David Vance On April 13th, 2012 at 8:30 am

Fascinating;

A German civil servant has admitted that he “did nothing for 14 years” in frank retirement email sent to colleagues. The man, aged 65, sent a farewell message to 500 colleagues on his retirement day after learning his job was axed due to cuts. In the email round robin to other civil servants in Menden, in Germany’s North Rhine-Westphalia, he boasted that he had earned £613,000 (745,000 euros) for doing no work. “Since 1998, I was present but not really there. So I’m going to be well prepared for retirement – Adieu,” he wrote, in an email leaked to the Westfalen-Post newspaper. The admission that a civil servant could be paid for 14 years without doing any work is embarrassing for Germany because it is leading calls for austerity cuts to the public sector in eurozone countries such as Greece and Spain.

I wonder if there are those working for the State in the UK that could give him a  run for his money in utter indolence?

WHY THE MANSION TAX MAKES US POOR

By David Vance On March 9th, 2012 at 5:52 pm

I have an article published here on the topic of the so-called Mansion Tax. Give it a whirl if you get the chance!!

AN UNCIVIL SERVICE

By David Vance On May 26th, 2011 at 8:23 am

When you work for the State the first thing you learn is that you don’t have to work. Not everyday, anyway.

Sammy Wilson, the hamster-look-a-like who finds time to be Finance minister has hit out at civil service workers who “betray their own colleagues” after new figures show that sickness rates are costing the taxpayer £22.9m a year. He whined that the huge cost was “unacceptable in a time of austerity”. He hit out at those who take sick leave when they are healthy.

The figures show staff took an average of 11 days off a year. But the Department of Social Development had the worst record. Staff in the DSD took 14 days a year. The Civil Service has failed to meet its targets on absence levels.

Listen, it FAILS to meet figures every year and every year we get ritualistic condemnations from political frontmen whilst nothing changes behind the scenes.

The Trade Unions ritually claim that the reason so many in the Civil Service become sick (esp on Friday and Monday) is because of the “stress”. And anyway, it is only a very small number who are defrauding the taxpayer…

It’s obvious that there are some – not all but more than a few – within the Civil Service who have a very poor work ethic. One could extend this right across the Public Sector where we find that the number of days taken off “sick”  are substantially beyond those taken in the evil capitalistic Private Sector.  Obviously life in the wealth-generating sector is so much less stressful than working for the State!

LUVVIES WARN AGAINST ARTS CUTS

By Pete Moore On March 13th, 2011 at 7:59 pm

To the barricades!

The working man not being sufficiently appreciative of the arts to pay for them voluntarily, civilisation depends on him being looted to keep wealthy culture vultures wealthy.

Democrats Force Feed Socialism to America

By ATWadmin On November 8th, 2009 at 12:36 am

This weekend, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (California Democrat) is trying to ram socialized medicine down the throats of the American people . She states that she will soon call for a vote in the House of Representatives which should be an easy victory for her and President Obama – afterall, the Democrats have a solid majority in both the House and the Senate.  Recent  polls, however,  show that 54% of the American people do not want ObamaCare,  and Nancy Pelosi, and the Obama Administration have run into quite a bit of trouble rounding up their needed votes.

The problem is that the bill stinks. ObamaCare raises the debt and the budget deficit. It reduces coverage to seniors, It raises premiums for seniors and families and it decreases health care innovation.  It raises taxes on small business and on workers. 

And… most importantly, as Rep Paul Ryan (R-WI) states in the video clip below:

“…this bill replaces the American idea with a European-style social welfare state. This bill….will do more to put millions of Americans as dependents of a State, rather than being dependent upon themselves….”

 

2011 CENSUS “A SNOOPER’S CHARTER”

By ATWadmin On October 26th, 2009 at 6:04 pm

I KNOW, I’m as shocked as anyone about it.

Ministers are being accused of planning to snoop into citizens’ private lives in the most intrusive national census ever carried out.

The 2011 survey will demand to know how many bedrooms there are in homes and detailed information about any ‘overnight visitors’.

Other new questions include how well respondents can speak English, what kind of central heating they have installed, whether they have a second home, how they define their national identity and whether they are in civil partnerships.  

All of which is irrelevent to my life and how I choose to live it, because as soon as it arrives my census is going in the bin. When the state needs to know anything about me, I’ll let the state know.

A REMINDER: YOU ARE FREE ALWAYS TO PROTEST

By ATWadmin On October 26th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

ONE could easily be lulled into forgetting that a Briton is free to protest always in his own land. Certainly we’re intimidated into not protesting now, not when the Police rebrand thousands of perfectly lawful protestors as “domestic extremists” and go to such great lengths that the likes of comedian Mark Thomas find themselves on something like this:

There he is, Suspect H, on a list of thousands the state thinks are not to be trusted, even though he’s committed no crime nor likely has come close to doing so.

It’s a list which is held and administered by the Association of Chief Police Officers, a private limited company with no lawful or defined police powers. In marrying the state and private interests against our liberties, you don’t get much more fascistic than that.

I sincerely hope to find myself on the list. What an honour to be dubbed a “domestic extremist” by these totalitarian scum.