Sunday, 24 October 2010


A part of the post by the most excellent Christopher Booker in yesterdays Telegraph.

"47 per cent jump in our spending on overseas aid, due to rise from £7.8 billion to £11.5 billion. This includes, for instance, a further rise in the £800 million a year we already donate to India, one of the world’s fastest growing economies. This will be spent, inter alia, on promoting gender equality, assisting the Indians with their space programme, and of course on climate change (such as the £10 million free gift the Department For International Development is making to Dr Rajendra Pachauri’s Teri research institute).

This includes, however, only a part of the £2.9 billion that will be spent, along with the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC), as part of an EU scheme “to help developing countries pursue low-carbon growth and adapt to climate change”, which is a hefty part of the 27 per cent rise in the DECC budget over the next four years. A good case could be made that almost all spending on overseas aid and climate change is money chucked down the drain. (My favourite politically correct DFID project was building a Ferris wheel for the female inhabitants of the Afghan town of Lashkar Gah.)"

..... and if that's not bad enough..... what does our "all in it together" government do?

From the Independent :

"Great swathes of Britain's forests are to be privatised, it emerged last night.

Caroline Spelman, the Environment Secretary, will give the go-ahead to sell half of the 1.85m woodland acres run by the Forestry Commission.

It is thought the plan, which is likely to anger conservationists, will pave the way for many more golf courses, adventure playgrounds, and Centre Parcs-style resorts. Laws dating back to Magna Carta are likely to be rewritten to allow the woodland sale.

(are they allowed to do that?????)....

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) suffered one of the worst settlements in the spending review, losing a third of its £2.9bn budget.

Ms Spelman has made clear her intention to act radically to attempt to make up the shortfall. A third of the land is expected to be disposed of before 2015. The remainder will be sold or given to community groups by 2020"

So, while we are paying green taxes to help the fucking world and his brother go to space, promote equality in India (I didn't know they had problems with it) and fund bogus climate change charlatans.... our beloved government is selling off huge areas of our ancient forests for golf courses, holiday camps and probably housing for those extra half a million immigrants we will be getting from East Europe soon......



  1. Can they re-write Magna Carta? Of course they can, if they want to. I mean, who's going to stop them? The British people? Don't make me laugh. After 13 years of Labour, no-one under 30 has even heard of Magna Carta, or realises that power lies with people rather than committees and quangos.

  2. Anyone want to buy a 4 bed Edwardian property in Notting Hill? Once lived in by a Prime Minister now on a buy to rent with £72,000 per annum rent income.

    What's good for the goose is good for the gander!

  3. For "British" read "English". It's England's forests that will be sold by the British government and Magna Carta is an English statute. One sticking point for the British asset strippers - changes to Magna Carta have to be agreed by all Common Law countries as it's part of their legal system too. Not a copy or local version, the actual Magna Carta.