Will the Capital go bust??

It seems that the total mismanagement of the Capitals affairs by one Sadiq Khan has gone full circle and London is now at the risk of going bankrupt.

How on earth did this happen? How did this man who is totally incompetent even be allowed to get this far? He needs to be thrown out of office.

Mr Khan added the New Year will instead be welcomed by 'something that people can enjoy in the comfort of their living rooms,' but was unable to give details
Sadiq Khan

He was a vanity project that has cost the country dearly as there is no way Boris will allow the capital to go bust, and it now seems that the taxpayers will have to bail out his failings. I remember once I got an email telling me that because I did not live in London I shouldn’t really have a say, and that I was doing it because he is a Muslim…..well before that person becomes offended again…..

The reason I am doing it because my taxes and that of a great deal of people will have to bail out this useless individual and his failings, and because its my money I have every right to have my say. It is outrageous that he took over a prosperous city from Boris Johnson and in so few years has ruined it. Was no one keeping an eye on his ludicrous projects and his spending?

He has has informed the Committee for London that TFL will be out of money by the end of this month….well did no one stand up and say “erm what the hell have you done with the money”. Khan as usual is now trying to divert the blame on him and say that Boris is punishing Londoners…well from what I remember Boris left the city with considerable wealth and it took this incompetent fool no time at all to waste it.

What is truly amazing is that Sitting on the Fence Starmer still thinks Khan is a great role model….did someone hit him on the head as I cannot think of a worse person and the poor people of London will now have to have bills shoot up considerably to pay for his miserable failings.

Mayoral candidate Shaun Bailey has stated “in a few weeks Transport for London will run of out of money. Again, Sadiq Khan will blame coronavirus. Again…but he’s wrong. Again. On October 18th TFL will run out of money again. The coronavirus is not the only reason for TFL’s financial troubles. Sadiq introduced a fare subsidy that mostly benefited tourists. He failed to deliver on crossrail, not once, not twice but three times. He let the TFL debt balloon to a record high of £13 billion, and all of this was before coronavirus.

The Government has already had to step in and take control of the crumbling bridges, especially the collapsing Hammersmith Bridge. This has been shut for 18 months and the people were fed up. Khan did nothing and he has the cheek to state that the Government needs to put their money where their mouth is.

How about Khan shutting his and resigning as he is past his sell by date, and the people of this country cannot continue to pay for such incompetence and I would suspect the majority would welcome his sacking as due to these times Boris must take total control and fire him. Having a temporary Mayor to cover till the elections and making sure Khan does not stand again should do and I do hope that Shaun Bailey gets in, he seems to have some sense about him….sadly Khan is lacking.

That won’t be the last we hear of the incompetent one….Sitting on the Fence Starmer will parachute him into a safe seat and the poor people of whatever constituency will have to put with a failure because of the virtual signalling of the idiotic Labour Leader and the totally disastrous Labour Mayor who looking for another way to feed off the taxpayers will want an MPs job next.

Second Wave is coming….

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has warned today that the Second Wave which always follows with pandemics is on its way here, although I actually thought it had never left but rather just waiting to appear again when we had become too confident and lapse in our ways.

The Prime Minister said a second lockdown was the 'last thing anybody wants' but revealed his administration was considering whether it needed to 'go further' than the current national restrictions that were put in place this week
The PM

Boris Johnson does not want a full lockdown as he knows that the country cannot afford it, but he also knows first hand what this awful virus can do having nearly died getting it.

Is it really too much to ask for people to behave and follow the laws that are being put out there for our health? After all the main aim of a Conservative Government is to have less interference in our lives rather than more as that is the Socialist way. It does not want us dependent on the state as again that is the Socialist way and not the Conservatives who believe in Capitalism…therefore this trying to keep us safe goes against everything that Boris Johnson believes in, and this is why I know he is doing it to keep us safe.

The Nightingale Hospitals have been given the order to be up and running in 48 hours and my own area is on the verge of a local lockdown but even last time with a complete lockdown, there were still idiots who live locally who were breaking it. Its like listening to children in their arguments…”no Government is telling me what to do”….even if it is for their own good. You cannot educate pork a lot of the time and sadly it tends to affect those who have been in lockdown, and not those who happily break it for some stupid reason or other.

There are now 13 million people under local lockdown and I must admit it is disappointing but Mr Points of Sue and I will do what we are told. I can imagine those who think it is a crackdown on freedom for tyranny will be screaming at the moment, but I don’t believe in that rubbish….it is purely a Prime Minister who is trying to do his best in a time that is something out of a horror film.

  • Another 4,322 people have been diagnosed with Covid-19, the Government announced today in the highest one-day rise since May 8, and government’s latest estimate of the R number for the UK is between 1.1 and 1.4. Another 27 people were recorded as having died.
  • An average of 6,000 people in England per day were estimated to be newly infected with Covid-19 between September 4 to 10, according to the ONS – up from 3,200 people per day for the period from August 30 to September 5; 

As usual we get sitting on the fence Starmer demanding…YES DEMANDING that Sadiq Khan, Sturgeon and the Welsh first minister join in the Cobra meetings, but he forgets one thing…he and them are not in the ruling Government. Starmer is just trying to interfere when he in reality he really is becoming bothersome. After all if you are having Khan why not the Mayors of Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham etc….What Starmer wants is the most irrelevant mouthpieces to just cause mayhem at these meetings, and for him to leak it out to the papers. If I was Boris I would just do what we the country want him to do and ignore Sitting on the Fence Starmer as he is up to no good….he knows it and we know it.

How could the ‘circuit breaker’ work?  (Daily Mail).

The government is mulling what has been described as a ‘circuit breaker’ in a bid to stem the spread of coronavirus. But it would not be quite as draconian as the lockdown that was imposed at the previous height of the crisis in March. Instead it would be similar to the lockdowns that have been introduced locally in areas with high infection levels.  Restrictions would be imposed nationwide for perhaps a fortnight, in the hope that short sharp action can break the chain of transmission. 

LOCKED DOWN:  

  • People only allowed to socialise with their own household or support bubble. 
  • Curfews and restrictions on activities in public spaces such as town centres and parks.
  • Face masks need to be worn in more public areas and venues. 
  • Pubs and restaurants and other firms like hairdressers and beauty salons could either be ordered to close altogether, or have their opening hours severely restricted. 
  • The edict to work from home where possible could be reinstated, after Boris Johnson spent months urging people to return to offices. 

UNLOCKED 

  • Non-essential shops and workplaces would stay open, to avoid further disastrous damage to the economy. 
  • Schools would also probably be kept going, after ministers warned of the massive impact on the prospects of pupils. 
  • There is speculation the curbs could be introduced over the half-term at the end of October – if the government can wait that long with cases doubling every eight days.
  • Healthcare and dentistry is likely to be kept going, rather than being reduced to urgent care as in the previous lockdown. 

I fully support the Prime Minister as I know that he is not trying to point score politically like Sitting on the Fence Starmer, but he is doing it for a genuine reason and he does not want the masses dying or the NHS losing the battle against the virus.

He must however get rid of Dido Harding and her role in the testing farce and get someone in who actually knows what they are doing, a senior Doctor who has a proven track record of dealing with issues. Why not Chris Witty? He is everything Harding isn’t and I am sure that somebody who is actually qualified for the role will turn it around. That is the only criticism I have of Boris. Time to stop the Quangos and time to put someone in who can actually do a good job with the testing….other than that, is it really too much just to stay in, try to restrict your socialising and do as you are told?

Otherwise if we don’t there will be a greater number of deaths, more families grieving and the key workers just exhausted…all for what ….so people can go the pub for a pint?

Stay in if you can, if not wear a mask, hand gel regularly and just follow the rules…..we can fight this with the PM or you can make it worse…..and I know what I want….to see the backend of 2020 and knowing my family, friends and neighbours are safe because we did the right thing.

When thinking University…think the Open University (OU).

I feel so sorry for the young people of today who want to go to University, and due to the Lib Dems have to pay extortionate prices….but politics aside, there is also the problem of how to do it in the middle of a pandemic, and currently the Universities are not offering value for money. Indeed I have lost count of the number of times I have heard that the young people have to do online lessons, pod casts and no interaction and are still getting charged the full price. That is outrageous and shame on those Universities for doing that. Give these youngsters a break……

I had always wanted to go to University but when I was younger it was only available to those who had money in effect. I know you didn’t pay for the tutoring but the cost of living was something far out of the reach of my parents. I don’t blame them…. it is what it is…..but fast forward some 40 years later and the missing part of my education is now complete. The University degree.

I looked at all the Universities and decided at the time that they were still out of my grasp as with a family myself I just did not have the money, but then someone mentioned the Open University and it made perfect sense.

You complete a module of 60 points a year, and I know it takes up to 6 years but I have not looked back. You see it allows you to work whilst you are doing it, (there is no need for halls of residence, bills etc…)and it can impress the company who employ you as it shows self motivation and it is so easy to apply for. I would hate the thought of going through any clearing house for a University as that would be soul destroying, and really demotivating for any person regardless of their age in these difficult times.

All I had to do was look through which course I wanted to do and there are so many it is unbelievable and then apply. It takes you to the relevant pages and you fill in the details and to the Student Finance England where it only takes minutes, and with your first application you either need your passport number or someone to sign a form for you that you are who you say you are….and you are good to go. It is as easy as that.

My books arrive in August so that gives me plenty of time to read and get to know my way around the subject, and there could be a set book which if you buy early gives you a bigger insight and then the course itself opens at the beginning of September and officially in the first week of October. The first two modules are there to guide you and educate you on how to write assignments and referencing etc. It is totally fascinating at how you can grow from the 1st year to the 4th and on after that.

You have a full listing of all the assignments you need to produce and you work your way through the course module by module. There is an online forum that is manned by one of the tutors and the help you get there can be the difference between a mediocre score or getting a really good one. If you every have a problem and put it on the forum there are so many people to help that you do not feel alone, and everyone is so kind and just want to help.

You have the same access to a University library as you would if you physically went and there is no extra cost, as this is all made available to you from day one.

There is no stress and you interact with the other people studying the course, and the cost never goes up…and the cost of the books to buy each module has never been more than £50 as it is aimed at those who for whatever reason want a degree but costs, time and family restrictions might prevent it. Infact I think I have only need to buy 2 books todate, the rest were sent to me from the OU.

I needed to work when the children were younger and the University Degree was always a pipe dream, but not now and the design of the course, the help and the feedbacks have made it something I will always be grateful for as it has opened my horizons and it is so exciting even at my age.

You can interact online or attend lessons where listed…or both. I have difficulty during Winter with my mobility and online lessons meant I never missed out. They were informative and full interactions from all in the room, questions and answer sessions were relevant and the whole thing was made available within the course on a pod cast for you to listen to again and again.

My son who has had to go to University for his qualifications as he is science will be left with a bill of some £50k plus, whereas mine which covered Politics, Philosophy and History will be £15k…a considerable difference. My Masters will only cost £6,480 and it will be over 3 years and again I know that to some that is too long, but if you think about the fact that you can earn and study and have something to offer a company that those who go to University full time don’t….work experience.

I do know the majority of science courses, nursing, medical degrees need you to attend University but take a step back and think if you are studying maths, English, English Literature, History or Politics then the Open University would be the ideal way to study and less stressful.

I cannot recommend it highly enough as it has opened so many doors for me….even in my 50s and the one comment made is always that people are impressed that I can juggle so much of my time to complete it. I just smile as the course was a labour of love for me…..and I know my Masters will be and even though it is another number of years….it is learning and nothing is lost on education….