Monday, December 03, 2007

Something is Rotten....


Something is rotten and it goes far beyond Abraham. I yield to no-one when it comes to loathing Gordon brown but I cannot get over the feeling that theis scandal is a bit like getting the murderer Al Capone for accounting irregularities .The truth is that the Labour Party is corrupt at levels far beneath this squalid affair and the sickeness has spread beyond them to the country.

If the problem was only anonymity then there would be some point to Brown’s repetition of the ancient Haydn Phillips report accentuating activities of the Midland s, Yorkshire and Humber Industrial Councils .Whether by design or not they allow anonymous donors to contribute to the Conservative Party. I don’t accept the equivalence. In this sense the Unions allow anonymous donations to be given to the Labour Party , but it is a grey area depending on the size of contributions to the Council by individuals and the transparency of the process .

Let us not forget that both Parties had assumed that cash for honours was just the way it was done as did the general Public until wee Angus McNeill started mentioning that the King had no clothes . It was the scale and the direct selling that was new .In the past a life time of support would not hurt. These are potentially a different matters and yet we can see how the one fades into another. With Abraham the real problem is the reasonable assumption that he did not given money for nothing and he is a property developer who obtained a golden planning permission. If there was influence we will never prove it , it will not be written it did not need to be said . Thus we are obliged to follow up the relatively technical matter if the proxy donors .

Wendy Alexander is the eye of the storm of over £950 from foreign Paul green and the lie that she did not know about it. As the slicker pointed out recently if you look at £950 upon which the fate if the government depends and you look at £20 billion for Northern Rock and you have to wonder if this is more theatre than reality.

It is the problem of scale that has perplexed me. Labour continually mention Lord Ash croft , although he ahs given less than Sainsbury has to Labour . Lets have a look at some of the other Labour donors . Ronald Coen, is typical ; one of those wealthy people who wishes to be good as well as great . He is no doubt as well meaning as the many wealthy philanthropists which is not very. In his case his business , like many Labour donors was Private Equity. Private Equity has received a quite astonishingly easy ride from the Blair administration and no-one thinks it is a coincidence. Nigel Doughty, the internet betting tycoon Peter Coates and Jon Asbit are among the others . Consider the way the scale of bribe was unblinkingly reported

“ The scale of donations may worry trade Union bosses who are mounting a campaign for greater regulation of the private equity- who buy up struggling firms , they say , to asset strip “

Policies are not only for sale but up for auction and after the Eccles one car boot sale why not . Money given to Brown by the Unions buys them policies that is the wholly admitted purpose of it . It is paid for by the tax payer as modernisation grants . Why on earth do we accept that? I do not really want to get into the Smith institute but £100,000 of donations found its way into his campaign fund from nearly half the trustees. Many of the same people will go on to have lucrative Government posts Lord Leitch aptly named , for example gave £5000 and was appointed to produce a report on corporate governance. Good joke eh ?Labour peers are up to ten times as likely to get a dip in the treacle pot of “Public Service “ than their opposite numbers according the a recent register of House of Lords interests .Bad Joke then. Allow me to throw a few figures around



One “renowned Institution…a Charity” receives 88 % of its money from the taxpayer which it the uses much of for soft left campaigning .In his last budget Brown tied in his successor to selling £36 billion of public assets which will be leased back under PFI schemes , cheating the future to pay for his present glory The South East England Development Agency ( SEEDA) deserve special commendation. Last year the chairman James Braithwaite spent£51489 , on taxis , going to see other pointless bureaucrats . The agency spent £600,000 last year running ten overseas offices with one representative in Stuttgart paid £89,000 for either months work. One North, the agency for the North spent £965,000 on an offices in China , the USA Japan Korea and Belgium while Yorkshire forward spent £20,000 sending its staff to a film festival in Dubai . These entirely worthless talking shops have an annual budget of £2.3 billion which is an awful lot of Labour glad handing.This sort if thing never stops with , for example £11,000,000 less per constituency being received out of the national Lottery by Conservative areas a £2.2 billion differential. The closure of Hospitals in Conservative areas is well known.

Lakshi Mittal coughed up a over £4 million for Blair last year and is by far the largest donor to Labour . Mr. Mittal, claims he made the donations in support of the Labour party and not for special treatment or assistance . We do not know what he wants , we do know that Mr. Brown does and that is enough .. Neil Kinnock was awfully stuffy about cash for honours but then he was awfully stuffy about suspending the accountant who brought to light the intergalactic level of fraud in the EEC.

Where corruption starts and incompetence stop ? The point is that the one usually goes with the other in our increasingly Bureaucratised state .£55,000,000 was paid , for example , to dead people .Tony Blair trebled the cost of Downing Street to £18 million. The top twenty civil servants now have a pension pot worth £35 million. Peter Mandelson habitually orders £400 bottles of wine at the public’s expense and Ruth Turner who kept her mouth shut was rewarded with a lucrative Euro sinecure. IN such a country there are simply no footholds for making any sort of morla stand

When you step back and look at the whole picture the question of a property development oiled through is only the paper boat on the flooding river of sleaze which is formed of two Contributories . The internal corruption of the Labour Party and the general moral corruption that arrives when much of the money spent in a given day is not earnt by the spender.

Clever Mr . Croydonian recently gave me a catechism to recite

1 When I buy for me with my money I care about quality and value for money
2 When I buy for me with other peoples money I care about quality but not value for money
3 When I buy for others with other peoples, money .....


I don’t care at all






35 comments:

Nick Drew said...

there are simply no footholds

A post worthy of a national newspaper column, Mr Mania

Ed said...

Fantastic post Mr N.

Ed said...

Also, have you seen that they are trying to divert attention by announcing a new new cancer "strategy"? It feels like the Cones Hotline!

Newmania said...

Oo thanks chaps

Newmania said...

I`m amazed yiou remeber the coems hotline

Philipa said...

Eew!! Do you mind?! What an awful picture to greet me as I rush to check out your site.

I did a post just for you on my blog and you haven't been over (I've been off-line all weekend so couldn't respond earlier to email) so consider yourself stripped and spanked lightly with a feather boa. If you don't get over there today you'll be handcuffed, covered in gravy and I'll set the dogs on you. You have been warned!!

Little Black Sambo said...

Spot on, as usual.

Newmania said...

Ooo now what sort of mood am I in , do I go and look at P`s blog or not ....

Thanks LBS, I did make an effort with this one which can make it a bit ponderous . Incidentally , I had the record Black Sambo when I was a littlun` and everytime I see that avatar I hear it " Living in the jungle , thats me , underneath the spreading ...etc."

Newmania said...

Ed I meant to say,I thought you were a little youthful for the cones hot line but its not that long ago I suppose.

Steve_Roberts said...

Small is not necessarily insignificant. If someone lifted £10 from your wallet, would you trust them with £1,000 ? Or £1m ? Thought not. Perversely, I have more sympathy - err, less contempt - for someone who trashes themself for £1m, as opposed to the wretch who does it over £950

CityUnslicker said...

nice post, this topic will provide you with ample writing material for some time yet, I HOPE!

Also, I posted something on commuting at the weekend and feel it was time that as a newly minted long-distance commuter you penned something on this too...

Ed said...

N it wasn't *that* long ago, and I was brought up in a very *political* household so was perhaps more aware of these things than some of my peers.

Newmania said...

I always get to you blog CU every other day appx.

Hi Steve....That is very true

Ed- I was under that impression actually , you seem to know a hell of a lot

Ed said...

I know naaaathing!

mutleythedog said...

I agree with you again Mr N, I must try to break the habit.. I think that somehow - secretly - they believe they are born to rule and they are entitled to behave like this.

Newmania said...

secretly - they believe they are born to rule

Don`t we all...well I think i was more born to hid

Philipa said...

Glad you stoped by N, and good post BTW (soz, forgot to say that earlier).

I was born to have servants, you can see that by the fact you cannot see the floor. Hmn, and Christmas brings more toys? Life was so much easier for our parents before plastic toys when all we had was a spacehopper a tiny tears and a mechano set.

Stan!! said...

Probably the most corrupt government and party ever to hold office in the United Kingdom. At any rate, the most corrupt govt. since David Lloyd George, when of course, political corruption was mandatory. I suspect that there is much more which has been swept under the carpet, such as Cash for Honours etc, but the scale of it is such that some of it is bound to spill out into the open. All we lack is a juicy sex scandal so far. A Cabinet Minister butterfly collecting on Clapham Common perhaps ?

It's not just party funding though. Four times as many Labour supporters are appointed to NHS trust boards as Conservatives. This is years after an independent assessment concluded that health trust boards were being packed by Labour politicians. You won't hear that on the BBC....

Travis Bickle said...

Poor Wee Wendy, had she been caught a little earlier she could have joined Harman, and others, on the short list for Channel 4 Parliamentarian of the year.

Although I have to say that when I saw her appearance on Question Time a couple of weeks back I yet again had to wonder how yet another Airhead Labour Lassie has managed to get promoted way beyond any obvious capability or gravitas.

Mermaid of Moorgate said...

I'm no liar young Newmania! Though has missed the latest. Re this post - this does indeed deserve more than the Islington Gazette or the Lewes Herald.

Re.. other people's money... isn't it great when NuLab says it's issuing a service such as: "We're giving oldies free bus passes" when it's using the oldies' tax to pay for them.

Snorts derisively.

Ed said...

TB - there's an article in today's Telegraph where she is described as two-brains. If she's clever compared with the rest of them then I pity our cousins in bonny Scotland. At least Salmond is canny.

Stan!! said...

Woe is Wendy Alexander. She needn't think being told to brass it out will help her chances of survival. Even the Beeb/Radio 4 is broadcasting the news she is Westminster's puppet. The only reason she hasn't gone is an order from Gordo. Remember Brown came out fighting a couple of days ago with a 'we'll get to the bottom of this' and 'we'll help the police', and a general attitude of 'we won't tolerate corruption'. 'But by telling Wendy to stay, Brown is denying the above, and so making himself look sleazy. He's now involved in a cover up. I haven't felt this good about Tory prospects since we thrashed Kinnock back in '92.

Philipa said...

Ah so what they're all corrupt and Britain's gone down the pan.

Newmania said...

Phillipa Gemma Atkinson of I `m a celebrity fame could not see the floor because she had such large breasts.

Newmania said...

Stan good to see you are still alive somewhere . Busy I`d guess as am I , annoying isn`t it . Traditionally the Conservatves dso the sex scandals and I like it that way.

Newmania said...

I agree wuith you about Wendy its an astonishing situation isn`t it. I suspect it is sheer catatinic indescision rather than aplot

Newmania said...

HI Merm , well i must adnmmit now I know you are a pro I am tickled by your kindly words.

She does it for money you know .Honestly she gets paid










(for writing...little voice)

Newmania said...

I have read TNM that the nepotism in Scotland was one of the resonss the Scot nats found so many good people so quickly

Anonymous said...

And you are so right. Something is indeed rotten at the core and heart of our country when inclusively here means that even our vicars have a whiff of moneyed purgatory about them. That's how pervasive the rule of Aegean nulab has become.

As I took photographs of one of our churches here the other week, along swished a very expensive roller, which promptly purred into the vicars' exclusive parking lot.

The money lenders' tables are not only in the sanctuary, these days, they're in the bloody vicars' car parks. But then, like it's alter egos, nulab and Brown, the church desperately needs Big Donors nowadays.

With those satanic twins, nulab and the EU, violently squeezing the life out of our nation's Christianity, by deliberately imposing almost unachievable levels of building maintenance and elf and safety while raiding the funds with which these targets are to met, what's a church Synod to do?

Sell off and destroy our national heritage, that's what, those glorious ancient churches where our English ancestors have walked, worshiped and lived out the drama of their lives for a thousand years.

Under the evil eye of the great satanic harlot, grave robber Harman, even our families' sacred burial grounds are raided and ransacked for cash. We're a crowded now island, says harrier, so must make the most of our green spaces - sell your churchyards for development.

And if you want funding, demands nulab of our churches, you must become compliant and inclusive, open your churches to the multi-cultural community - make them multi-purpose, you know, vestries to become night clubs for Gays, multi-task alters as post offices, be the new theatres, gyms for schools, turn your fonts into babies' swimming pools, that sort of thing.

Oh, and, er, send your most subservient and nulab voting vicars to serve on our Quangos.

Auntie Flo'

Anonymous said...

So many reasons to hate nulab and so little time to recite them.

But as yesterday, I almost fell headlong down the spiral staircase from the top of the tower of a stunning little Saxon church - and didn't care, because it was so breathtakingly beautiful - my eulogy is for our beloved heritage, our history, the lovely countryside and green spaces which surround it, and which these crass, England, English and English history/heritage, countryside and culture hating nulab b*stards can see only in terms of its price per hectare.

Auntie Flo'

Newmania said...

Flo some of the things you say there are a bit ahem.. a bit right wing for me . I have nothung against night clubs for gays , I don`t think a night club is right for any church but it sounds like you are picking on the gays ...which I`m sure you are not.

YOur tale of the opulent vicar reminds me of the Porche carrera that pulled up to our local run down surgey when the Doctor arrived. It looked so wrong .

Your idea of a price for everything but valuing nothing I agree and I think you are one of the few people whose feelings are like mine on this subject.

Good for you

CityUnslicker said...

N - But surely more apt for a tory in these days of splurge governmet spending andf hand-wringing over every little thing is 'the value of everything and the price of nothing'

Newmania said...

Ha ha CU. yes thats right too . V good

Anonymous said...

Newmania said...

Flo some of the things you say there are a bit ahem.. a bit right wing for me . I have nothung against night clubs for gays , I don`t think a night club is right for any church but it sounds like you are picking on the gays ...which I`m sure you are not.


One of my children is Gay, n, I support Gay rights and would never pick on Gay people or Lesbians - so apologies if my posting inadvertently suggests that I am anti-Gay or homophobic.

What I - clumsily - attempt to ridicule in the posting is something of the absurdity and unsustainability of nulab's opportunistic and self serving schemes and PCisms.

You would never fit a night club in any church vestry I know of - they're tiny little rooms. I thought making it a Gay night club added to the absurdity and of it....I was obviously wrong :)

Auntie Flo'

Newmania said...

I see what you mean. Daily Nail types do rather tend to associate gays with some sort of moral decay don`t they.I do not and I have never seen you as remotely prejudiced in any way

I only mentiond it because it seemed so out of character.

...but while I make the Liberal noises the fact is I hope my son does not turn our gay.I can`t excatly explain why

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