Posts Tagged ‘UK’

The British Press Has Never Been A Free Press

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Not so long as the government can spike any story it wants to on national security grounds.

The problem with the Murdoch-sponsored hacking solution is that it doesn’t hold the offending parties accountable.

First, Murdoch should have lost all his UK broadcast licenses and been indicted for obstruction of justice.

Second, as was done, criminal prosecutions should have been lodged against the responsible editors and journalists.

Finally, heavy fines, on the order of billions, should have been levied against Newscorp.

The fact that these things mostly weren’t done shows that the British political class care much more about protecting the rich than promoting a free press.

Gorilla says: “When stupid people rule, evil people invariably do better!”


The Irony Of Being Stupid

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Cameron and Merkel are certainly among the worst leaders in Europe, if not the world, and thanks to their stupid austerity fetish both the pound and the euro are tanking.

Of course that will only help the German and British economies to grow.

Gorilla says: “And then they’ll say they knew it all along!”


Third Time’s Just As Uncharming

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Yes, contractionary policy is contractionary, and the UK is not learning for the third recession in a row that cutting spending during a time of private sector demand decline is just about the stupidest thing stupid men like Cameron and Osborne can do!!!

So, to distract from this ongoing, unnecessary failure, Brits now have the prospect of a referendum on Euroland, assuming they decide to reelect the selfsame idiots who are destroying both the UK and Euroland.

Gorilla says: “Keep calm and get angry, that’s the only philosophy worth having in these horrible times!”


The Stupid Will Continue

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

One of the world’s stupidest men, who alas also occupies one of the great offices of the British state, says that contractionary policies that cause contraction will be continued for at least another 2 years!

How many political parties can win reelection on the slogan “we’re screwing you and we will continue screwing you!”? We’re about to find out in both Germany and the UK.

Throughout the developed world, literally millions are watching their lives be ruined by the evil, amoral and stupid leaders they’ve elected.

Gorilla says: “If you want a future, stop voting for the past”


Austerity: Still Not Working

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

In the UK, the recession continues and the economy is performing at or below 1930s levels!

What’s to blame? Lack of demand, of course!

The private sector’s not growing and the public sector’s cutting back on spending. Hello 1937!

And Britain has the misfortune of two terrible leaders and two terrible parties ruling in coalition: Cameron and Clegg, and the rest can beg!

Gorilla says: “Mostly rue Brittania these days!”


The Confidence Fairy Lives On The Fiscal Cliff

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Yes, David Cameron, you’re destroying your country!

Yes, EU, you’re still not serious at all about solving your competitiveness problem!

No, Washington, raising taxes to 1990s levels will not destroy the economy and will in fact lower the deficits everyone says are a dire threat!

Having a jobs program will do even more, but apparently no one on either side of the Atlantic can be bothered!

Gorilla says: “So much stupidity in the service of pig ignorance is not exactly confidence building!”


And The Surprise Would Be?

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Cut government spending at a time of low private sector demand, and you get recession!

When the Supreme Court majority consists of 5 neanderthals, you better lower the Medicare eligibility age pronto!

When the dictator of Syria agrees to yet another peace plan he’s not serious about, you better decide whether Syria’s disaster is a national security interest (hint: it isn’t)!

When 60 countries gather to do nothing about nuclear weapons stockpiles, you better pretend that non-proliferation is its own reward!

Gorilla says: “A week of depressing news, mostly made by evil and stupid people, so what else is new?”


UK: Also Run By Idiots

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

A Bank Of England man says there’s a risk of double dip in the UK!!!

But doesn’t mention why: the pursuit of idiotic austerity programs by the current government.

Contraction is contractionary, surprise, surprise!

The same man also thought it would be a good idea to raise interest rates, thus demonstrating just how difficult it is to achieve growth in an economy run by morons.

Gorilla says: “Never have so many idiots occupied positions of importance!”


That’s Right, Austerity Doesn’t Work

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

UK unemployment: now at highest level in 17 years!

And the idiots running the country think more of the same will work out great!

Gorilla says: “More of the same will work out the same, only worse!”


More Easing

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

75 billion pounds worth from the Bank of England…

And it won’t make much difference so long as the UK government pursues senseless, contractionary fiscal policy; Cameron’s an idiot who just doesn’t get it.

Gorilla says: “Morality plays don’t pay the rent!”