Further to George Osborne & his attack on Welfare, Dispatches is on now looking @ Big Business Bosses' Pay

A guy who over 25 years built up Greggs so you may well agree he earnt his money is now retired and wants to launch campaign Pro-Business Anti-Greed (good luck with that) seems to be incredibly niave if he believes he's going to get anywhere, but to me still seems to have missed the point. These people bring banks etc. to the point of collapse but still collect every penny of performance bonuses before walking away/pushed out, but then just pop up again somewhere else and start the whole miserable game afresh!! Also, the argument that they need to offer big financial package to attract the right people with the right background and experience. So if these people are responsible for causing havoc in their last post why would you want to attract them anyway??!!! Because it's about back scratching and looking out for each other. Nothing to do with generating cash. Makes me sick!

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  • British Businesses, like the British Government is run by a bunch of self-serving, greedy Upper-Clas Twits - Boris being a classic example. It is no wonder we are in such a mess.

    A friend sent me a very informative email today

    There is an organisation in this country that has 635 Employees

    It has the following Employee Statistics.

    29 have been accused of spouse abuse,

    7 have been arrested for fraud,

    9 have been accused of writing bad cheques,

    17 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses,

    3 have done time for assault,

    71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit,

    14 have been arrested on drug related charges,

    8 have been arrested for shoplifting,

    21 are currently defendants in lawsuits,

    84 have been arrested for drink driving in the last year

    265 Total

    And collectively, this year alone, they have cost the British tax payer £92,993,748 in expenses!

    Which organisation is this?

    It's the 635 members of the House of Commons.

    The same group that cranks out hundreds of new laws each year designed to keep the rest of us in line.

    And just to top all that they probably have the best 'corporate' pension scheme in the country - whilst trying to ensure that everyone else has the worst possible!

    Makes you wonder doesn't it?

    Julie xx

  • I see friend Boris has come out in full support of Cameron/Osborne and the plans to correct the budget deficit mess. I wonder if Boris has done some kind of a deal along the lines of Tony Blair/Gordon Brown & passing the prime ministerial crown in his direction once once Dave has finished playing with it?

    The hypocracy of the whole damn lot of them really takes your breath away. I think I'm going to have to take a chill pill and go and lay down in a dark room for 48 hours or risk blowing a gasket! 'Nite Julie.

  • Haha Julie

    I've also had this email sent to me twice.

    Sums it all up.

    This government is a complete & utter farce. I get so angry at times I want to smash my TV when I see them on it!

    Grrr

    Grumpy Jackie

  • hi Julie. please forgive me but i have ocd which leaves me obsessing over figures being straight. re. your list above (which pretty much says it all!) is there a typo somewhere & if so can you tell me where, or is it as received your end? I realise this might seem ever so slightly kooky, but my anxiety levels are already through the roof and i just cant leave it alone!

    Just 1 more thing (my hands aren't very good although my brain will not quieten down) with a record like that, is it any wonder we are constantly discovering yet more & more evidence proving how little we can trust anyone? Those not covered in the list, doesn't mean they're whiter than white either - they have yet to get caught but just give it time! I wish you a calm, peaceful & comfy evening. :)

  • My BF thinks Boris is a tactical master and the buffoon thing is just a smokescreen; he plays the part a bit too well for my liking.

    To paraphrase his totally cuckoo Father - it must be the hair!

    Julie xx

  • Totally agree. He has a masters in the classics for heaven sake. That must take a really keen brain. I believe he worked out his game plan many moons ago. His timing for throwing his weight behind Cameron/Osborne when they have apparently always been rivals, or at least never really seen eye to eye, seems very suspicious. I used to think conspiracy theories at the top were just born from paranoia. The older I get, either i'm becoming paranoid too, or the horrible truth is those theories dont even get close to the full horror of what is actually going on.

    I also wonder about the true position with the Miliband brothers. Whoever took over from Brown was going to find they had a really tough job, possibly bad enough to end an otherwise long political career. What's the betting David (oh no not another 1) comes to the rescue at some stage in the future? In the meantime he has a nice little earner on the after dinner speaker circuit, where he can cement useful contacts and remove himself a little away from the farce the last lot descended into. Please dont send for the men in little white coats just yet. I could be way off beam, but I might just be right as well!

  • The old boys club, the handshake and the brown envelopes, are quangos, I am afraid they are everywhere. I do agree about Boris, he is testing the waters to become prime minister or close to it, but they do have one thing in common, money money money and all of it ours.

  • I like to focus on the good and the bad in things. I am having a fairly hard time trying to focus on anything good, could that be becasue there is nothing good xxxxx

  • Sadly, sometimes it definitely feels like it. I suppose really the only thing to do is remember that these things do change/move on or whatever Lets just hope it comes sooner rather than later. Even if it doesn't look likely, in my experience the most unlikely events can land on your doorstep at anytime, and for me anytime NOW would be great! :)

  • Any timew soon here for me too today as my bank account remains empty thanks to ESA. I put in a claim ofr carers, awarded and backdated a month. Income Support could do nothing as ESA ONLY closed their side of things today two weeks after the fact, after Income support gave up and emailed them. So now IS are trying to rush a payment through for the end of the week. Meanwhile we are frozen trying to save gas for night time heating. And no one can give me an over the counter emergency payment as apparently they have abolished giros!!!!! xxxxx

  • Sheer genius! Still, i'm sure you dont mind 'doing your bit' to save on the Welfare bill knowing just how much 'twill help with the £billions deficit!! Now I understand - presumably if they can just get your blood to boiling point with anger & frustration you wont need any heating! I'm sorry mate, it's just not right.

  • Well it will be a case of waiting and seeing now if they can get it sorted in time. Meanwhile I feel a poem coming on lol xxxxx

  • Fingers & toes metaphorically crossed. Your poems are terrific and I'll be looking out for them. Take care :)

  • God I feel so blahhhhhhhh. I sat down and then my legs went fizzy from hip to toe xxxxx

  • Wish I could help. Do fizzy legs affect the creative juices? Seriously, have you thought about getting a collection of them together? They are so sharp as well as topical. At the very least 'twill give you something to do, and if things get really desperate and you cant get any interest in them, send them to Downing Street and thank Dave for his 'contribution'! Actually, if you can get some interest you could ask if he would like to provide the customary foreword. Just imagine, Tory Party Conference 2013 he could tell the whole Country how his policies revealed a new and edgy, highly talented poet and do it without a hint of irony! I wouldn't put anything past him, but I do think you are very talented. Chin up. :)

  • Thanks hun

    At one point it was thought I had MS because things were getting so bad. But nothing showed up on my MRIs, well they said nothing out of the ordinary, whatever that means and it cam take a good few years for something like MS to be dx. I will get referred back to neuro in about 12 months to see how things are going. When I sit down my legs go fizzy and go to sleep within a minute or two and then my arms follow suit. Then when I stand everything goes totally fizzy. I have stood up a few times and my whole body goes into some sort of fit, fully aware wide awake. My hubby said the only way to describe it was I looked like a puppet on a string and someone was pulling the strings out of sequence. It is pretty scary as I cannot talk to get help if it happens when I am upstairs. And then I collapse onto the floor.

    And ATOS decided I was fit to work!!!!! xxxxx

  • Lol have a tory take credit for my work lol, I should cocoa

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