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Thursday, 22 May 2008


Date: 21/05/2008 18:43:18
Subject: & in The Year 1908
My paternal Grand Father was born in C1886? in Iron Acton in Gloucestershire – his Father was a smithy in Somerset at one time, his brother was an itinerant road mender. He started work at 10.1/2 working as a pony boy in the Rhonda Valley and then when he was old enough switched to working ‘Pentra Seams’ as a miner where a ‘Pentra Seam’ was a seam under 20inches often on ¼ mile headings.

He signed up on day 3 of WWI and was with the BEF in
France 8 days later! Finally being demobbed late in 1919 having been at The Somme, 2 Paschendales, Ypres, Mons, Marne & more then The Dardenelle landings through Afghanistan and Khabul and then a period on the NW Frontier and across the plains of India eventually shipping home from Dulali – another story and the origin of the very West Country & Welsh saying of he is Tup or Dulali – he returned to flooded mines and unemployment – A Country fit for Kings!

Walked from Tonypandy to
London in the hunger marches and walked home because he didn’t have the train fare!

He raise 3 sons two of whom he watched go to war – my Uncle Ken was born immediately before WWI and joined REME & The 8th. Army on tank recovery and eventually having fought his way across N.Africa found himself in the landings in Italy and on up to The Battle of The Reichwald Forest.

My Father on the other hand was born in Treallow in 1921 and his first recorded intelligent action was leaving when he was 6, after my Grand Father had walked out of the valleys with 9d. looking for work and having survived on the odd daily job walked up to Gloucester and back down to the outskirts of Bristol to Yate where he got a job in North Nibbley working stone in a stone quarry.

My Father found himself fighting to liberate
EUrope as his Father had done before him, and as his Brother was doing in Tanks, but he fought and was much decorated in Spitfires.

Mother was 18 when war broke out and had just started working for the BBC in Bristol, aiming for a career in broadcasting. Her Father who had started life on the family farm in South Somerset but after being gored by a bull joined the police force and was moved to Bristol where he met his wife to be, the son of a builder and developer. My Grandfather was too old to join the military and was senior sargeant at Bridwell police station in Bristol for much of the war, managed to get my Mother a part time job driving ambulences whilst she waited to join the WRAF

People often ask me why I am so opposed to the evil concept of a EUropean Union and why despite travelling and living all over the world I am a Patriot – consider my family history and the changes in the last 100 years – How could anyone surrender their independence, liberty, sovereignty and self determination let alone their values, beliefs and Justice to a corrupt, centralised, undemocratic and unaccountable supra national state with no morality – let alone why!

Before you consider the changes of the last 100 years consider how undeniably we required the structure of our Nation States to both cope with the changes and exploit them for the benefit of mankind. Consider how we achieved so much in response to challenge and ambition for betterment and morality.

Now think of the changes to come in the 100 years ahead – why would anyone but a fool schackle themselves to an over bureaucratised, introspective, corrupt and over regulated corpse – we need OUR Nation State to best perform in a global and rapidly changing market place not to be a small part of a stumbling self aggrandising behemoth!


One hundred years ago.
What a difference a century makes!
Here are some statistics from America for the Year 1908 :
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The average life expectancy was 47 years.

Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.

Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.

There were only 8,000 cars and only 144
miles of paved roads.

The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

The tallest structure in the world was the

The average wage in 1908 was 22 cents per hour.

The average worker made between $200 and $400 per year .

A competent accountant could expect to earn $2000 per year,
A dentist $2,500 per year, a veterinarian between $1,500 and $4,000 per year, and a mechanical engineer about $5,000 per year.

More than 95 percent of all births took place at

Ninety percent of all doctors had
Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which
were condemned in the press AND the government as 'substandard. '

Sugar cost four cents a pound.

Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.

Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.

Most women only washed their hair once a month, and used
Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.
Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from
entering into their country for any reason.

Five leading causes of death were:
1. Pneumonia and influenza
2. Tuberculosis
3. Diarrhea
4. Heart disease
5. Stroke

The American flag had 45 stars.

The population of
Las Vegas , Nevada, was only 30!!!!
Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and ice tea
hadn't been invented yet.

There was no Mother's Day or Father's Day.

Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write.
Only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.

Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at the local corner drugstores. Back then pharmacists said, 'Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind,regulates the stomach and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health.'
( Shocking? DUH! )
Eighteen percent of households had at least
one full-time servant or domestic help.

There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE !
U.S.A. !

Now I forwarded this from someone else without typing
It myself, and it can now be read by
People world wide, in a matter of seconds!

Try to imagine what it may be like in another 100 years.
What is the gain in having yet another layer of self serving Politicians?
Have these clowns never heard of Democracy?
Have they no understanding of video conferencing?

We can have LOCAL decision making with Local Councils,
District decision making with District Councils,
Regional Decision making with Regional Assemblies.

National Governance with MINIMUM National Governance
with a seat of Governance  & itinerary Committee structures.

National Governments can identify International Needs

National Governments can represent their Nation Internationally.

Astonishingly the figures here show the Debt in Britain based upon National debt:
Taken from public sector net debt figures (PSND) in Table B13 of Pre-Budget 2009. PSND rising from £618.8 billion on 5 April 2009 to £798.9 billion a year later. This is the most conservative of the available debt indices as it excludes liabilities for PFI deals, public sector pensions and bank bailouts.

Family share: Calculated by dividing the national debt figure by the number of households in the UK. Number of households taken as 25.7 million, as per the written answer to a Parliamentary question in March 2009.

I find this a quite scarey enough figure, but when New Labour and the economically illiterate Gordon Brown and the neo Communists of Common Purpose, Fabianism and the Communist Party itself, that was the mentor and partner of New Labour, were thrown out of office - to repackage and represent their largely Marxist ideals suitable to the clearly Marxist control mechanisms of the malevollent EU, a more real figure of debt was apparent!

Taking into consideration the actual debt and presenting that with the debt by forward commitment and such hidden debt as faux pensions for the parasitic and kleptocratic QUANGOcracy that burgeoned to support the clearly Marxist aspirations of Labour, together with the largest privatisation of industry and assets in history during the unlucky 13 years of their misrule and abuse of PFI - We find the real debt that lands upon the Nation's doormat is more accurately portrayed as £3 Trillion.

In the last 2 weeks of Labour's abuse of power their actions in linkage with the debt and easment of the EU and such profligate failed Nations as Greece, Portugal, Spain Italy & Eire amounted to a devaluation of 8% of our Nation's total wealth!

Let us stick with figures a little more comprehendible (relatively!!) and let us stick with the PSNB of the clock above and realise that the £800+ Billion, as shown, means that if the Government could negotiate an interest free status for this debt and they commenced paying it off on 01-January-2011 at the rate of £820 per SECOND the debt would be settled by July 2042.

That would be a repayment of £1,152,000 per day - A huge number until you realise the Institute of Directors estimated some 10 years ago, and it has risen hugely since, that membership of the EU cost these United Kingdoms £1.8 Million per hour 24/7!

That is £15.8 Billion per annum yet Labour handed over £14 Bn. after they had been voted out of office to their Communist chums in the EU ostensibly to fund Greece's profligate life style and outright lies but it did look like buying positions for their personal futures! Be minded that Tony Blair has amassed a fortune approaching £100 Million since he was dumped!

ONE Billion is in itself a VERY large number!
1Bn. seconds ago it was 1963
1Bn. Minutes ago The Christian era had not begun as Christ had not been born!
1Bn. Hours ago bi pedal mammals did not exist!

Politicians speak glibly of £Billions of OUR money but I have every doubt that they haven't a clue what a Billion is!

Clearly in financial and moral terms there is absolutely no justification for Britain's membership of the anti democratic EU!