It’s the Great British sell off: Osborne reveals plan to sell off more government assets than ever before in bid to raise more than £23BILLION this year
‘George Osborne signalled the start of the biggest ever sell-off of public assets in a speech to the CBI business conference last night.
The Chancellor said the government would raise more than £23billion this year – a new record – by privatising stakes in Eurostar, Lloyds and the student loan book.
He also revealed that Government departments have already been ordered to start finding extra savings ahead of the emergency budget in July, as he bids to wipe out the government deficit within just two years.’
The tragic toll of child abuse: 12 of the 33 children in this 1973 class photo took their own lives after years of sexual and physical abuse at Ballarat Catholic school
‘It should be a photograph filled with happy childhood memories, but instead it tells the tragedy of a community torn apart by horrific child abuse.
The picture shows the 1973 Grade 4 class of St Alipius’ Christian Brothers School in Ballarat. In the second row from the front, standing fourth from the right with his head tilted is Philip Nagle.
As he looks at the image today, instead of bringing a smile to his face, it only stirs up feelings of sorrow and rage, as he claims 12 out of the 33 pupils pictured went on to commit suicide because of the sexual and physical abuse that took place at the school.’
‘Postal workers will report low-level crime or suspicious incidents to the police under a new scheme being trialled.
Royal Mail said more than 130 postmen and women in Winchester, Hampshire, will take part in the Mail Watch initiative.
Tony Marsh, director of security at Royal Mail, said: “Royal Mail postmen and women collect and deliver mail six days a week and have almost-unrivalled knowledge of the communities they serve.’
Street Democracy writes:
Warning! Never talk near your front door again or with the windows open.
Never open your door to the postman or woman unless you really have too!
Never argue or express your freedom of speech while the postman or woman is hovering around your home as they can listen through the front door!
In fact remain absolutely silent just in case the postman or woman mishears you, and deems you a potential domestic terrorist and threat to national security! So discussing current affairs is out, and do not mention any Hollywood films of explosive drama, or they’ll think your planning to bomb a building of two!
Then you can’t allow your children to be crying or you’ll be reported to social services as a ‘child neglect’ or ‘child abuse’ case.
Don’t let let your dog bark when they noisily crash post through the letter box or you’ll be reported for mistreatment of animals or dangerous animal on the premises. I mean the list is endless as to what a postman can report you for!
Are all uniform to become informers to be feared now?
Are we to stand the stance of toleration and allow the creation of a ‘community of enemies’ by a crashing force of more domination of a ‘police state uniform’ where all costumes are to be feared?
This is to divide communities further and to weaken them, disempower them and shatter community togetherness and deep social relations.
To amplify misery, maximise fear, lack of trust and build up on social defencive behaviour of paranoia, our communities will be concentrated with heavily based sorrow, filled with scepticalism, sadness, fear and worry.
This will create an unnatural prolonged reaction from potential danger, threat and accusation, whether true or false, it will raise social tension of postman and women spying through windows as they deliver your mail.
Drawing the curtains will raise suspicion, and not to protect your privacy, as postman and women will expect to see in!
Are you still in bed, then maybe you’re not working! Then maybe you’re doing something illegal to financially support yourself! Then the postman may report this!
Or simply being delivered packages could cause alarm. This may now induce suspicion of drug trafficking or receiving or sending other illegal material of some kind until proven otherwise.
Will the Post Office scan all items like at airports and with hold all mail until opened and checked.
Are we now in a ‘Gulag’ open air prison to live with a forced intimacy with uniform?
Are we guilty of everything until prove otherwise?
The police will not be able to cope with this sudden demand of home checks and individual surveillance, so this is perfect opportunity for a private police force to enter our home towns, the notorious G4S.
To begin with they’ll just deal with minor situations but will increase their powers to incarceration us at anytime and destroy our human rights to live, and we’ll see a total erosion of our freedoms.
We will be powerless and unable to stand our ground if it means hostile dialogues of threatening behaviour, disturbing the peace and potentially being dangerous in a public place.
A catastrophic shattering of social democracy as we’ll be brutalised by aggressive and volatile language of force and control.
By Debbie Simmons-Street Democracy
‘Israel has banned Palestinian workers from riding common buses with Israelis and forced them to return to the West Bank through the same Israeli checkpoint they left.
The pilot program separating Israeli and Palestinian bus travel was initiated on Tuesday under the directive of Israel’s military affairs ministry, Haaretz reported on Wednesday.
The new regulations could increase the commute of Palestinians working in the West Bank for as much as two hours each day, said human rights organizations that are set to issue an appeal against the new restrictions.’
We’re ruled by a cosy elite who all go to the same dinner parties, says former No10 policy guru chief Steve Hilton
‘David Cameron’s former chief strategist has launched a stinging attack on the ‘insular ruling class’ threatening Britain’s democracy.
Steve Hilton said too many of those at the heart of government go to the same dinner parties and send their children to the same schools.
He said the UK’s political system is now in ‘crisis’ because the same type of people stay in charge whatever the outcome of the elections.
In what will be seen as a criticism of the ‘chumocracy’ of his former boss, Mr Hilton warned: ‘Our democracies are increasingly captured by a ruling class that seeks to perpetuate its privileges.
‘Regardless of who’s in office, the same people are in power.’
‘Anarchris explains why he chooses Anarchy (no rulers) over the force of Government. Hint: Because he doesn’t agree with mass murder.’
‘Police will be forced to adopt a “paramilitary” style of enforcement if the government inflicts big budget cuts on them, the head of the police officers’ organisation has warned.
Steve White, chair of the Police Federation, said his 123,000 members, from police constables to inspectors, fear a move towards a more violent style of policing as they try to keep law and order with even fewer officers than now.
White told the Guardian that more cuts would be devastating: “You get a style of policing where the first options are teargas, rubber bullets and water cannon, which are the last options in the UK.”’
‘Police were called to a primary school after a nine-year-old boy was caught using a ruler as a pretend sword in a playground game of ‘knights and dragons’.
Teachers have been accused of overreacting after asking officers to speak to Kyron Bradley, who waved the ruler around as he played with two friends at St George’s Bickley CE Primary School, in Bromley, south London.
The youngster’s mother Natasha Bradley said she burst into tears after hearing police were being called over a ‘stupid game’.’
Street Democracy writes:
With a crushing force of militarised policing, peaceful innately decent people joining together to protest against sour governmental principles, have to be prepared for instantaneous dark durance of violent clashes with police and spontaneous arrests.
With blind obedience demanded everywhere, with dignity no longer sacred, we witness ruling elites oppress us in every step building up tensions that will bring a summer of civil disruption for sure.
The dispossess cannot reign and the Tory government like banded thieves are stealing freedoms away from the poor in the name of economic sanctions.
Our Tory ‘iron fist’s of blue’ are a lot of things, but ‘stupid’ isn’t one of them. They know protesting is coming and they want to criminalise all protesters and reign in police domination.
An absolute catastrophic shattering of street life democracy.
The weaponisation of the State, the criminalisation of the poor, the protester, anyone critical of government is legalised tyranny and we must not stand the stance of toleration.
By Debbie Simmons-Street Democracy.
‘Baltimore officials, trying to collect some $40 million in long-unpaid water bills, have shut off service to more than 1,600 customers in the past six weeks.
But records reviewed by The Baltimore Sun show the city’s enforcement has been starkly uneven.
While large commercial properties owe the biggest amounts, not one has been shut off. All of the service cuts so far have been to homes.
And while the majority of homes with unpaid bills are in the city, nearly 90 percent of shut-offs have been in Baltimore County. Dundalk and Gwynn Oak have each had more service cuts than all of Baltimore.’
Street Democracy writes:
Baltimore’s poor are being punished.
Administration of hate speared through their air to pierce ‘death dealing policies’ at the poor for owing money to the water companies, has shut them off.
Inhumane, siege mentality, administrators with deep bitter malice towards the poor can’t hide their demented words of resentment, as their actions speak loudly.
Following the tail of the one in front, administrators, dictate, obey and follow ‘evil in print’ to produce a true ‘hunger game’ society, a miserable onslaught for the poor, for the basic necessity of life, water.
It is a ‘silent weapon’ for a ‘silent carnage’ upon those suffering from poverty a true gritty doleful shade of sorrow, anguish and a fixed sadness.
They suffer an expulsion from mainstream society, and residents only face fierce dialogues frowning with scorn at them who shut their water off.
The poor are being held to ransom.
A horrendous interval in family home life with children in need of clean water and yet the corporate parks, display in arrogant splendour their water features, their absolute control of privilege and all things they want.
It is further proof democracy is being shattered across the political spectrum, dignity is not sacred and to wreck and devastate citizens is a daily sinister principle of our age, ‘the oligarchs spirit of the age’ that is.
By Debbie Simmons-Street Democracy
‘Military intelligence of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic has uncovered the efforts of the Ukrainian Security Service SBU to organize a chain of terrorist acts in Donetsk, Eduard Basurin, the official spokesman of the DPR Defence Ministry told a news briefing on Friday.
He said the terrorist acts would most likely be organized in the run-up to an EU summit in Riga.
“Our agents say the SBU on Thursday got down to implementing a plan for a series of terrorist acts that will be carried out within a week so as to accuse us of crimes against humanity,” Basurin said.’