“Lying Labour”

Coming from a working class background myself, my family have pretty much always voted Labour (Or Liberals on the odd occasion) However in recent years the tables have turned and the Conservatives have helped us out a lot more so as things stand Labour will not be getting out votes for many years to come.

This isn’t because of their excessive borrowing last time Labour were in power or leading us into an unnecessary war; it is because of their lies. I genuinely do believe the Labour party has changed but have they changed for good? I do believe they wouldn’t lead us into another war because Jeremy Corbyn simply doesn’t have it in him. Which, depending on how you look at it could be good for us or on the other hand it could be disastrous.

The manifestos of each party are expected to be released between the 8th and 10th May. But from what we know so far is that Labour are proposing to increase the minimum wage for over eighteens to ten pounds per hour. This seems like more of a bribe to me than anything. Labour are depending on young voters and are literally promising them money to vote for them. Probably something they will make a U turn on if they are miraculously voted in. They are proposing to give all primary school children free meals. Although I do agree with this I do find it hard to see how they can afford to do this and if they can why not extend this to high school children too? My high school gave some children a bursary of £10/£40 a week depending on their parents income which a lot would buy their dinner with. Free dinners would benefit high school children more in my honest opinion. They are always piping up about NHS cuts and how if they were in power they would fund it. Well Jeremy. How on earth could you afford to increase the minimum wage for everyone over the age of eighteen by £4.40 per hour, give children free food, pump millions/billions into the NHS, re-nationalise the railways costing millions/billions once again and whatever else they’re promising to spend money on.

Don’t get me wrong I would love my wage to go up. I would love to see a doctor in the same week I make an appointment, I would love to live in a country where money isn’t a problem but to spend money we need to make money. Labour have not shown how they can justify this excessive spending and I fear that we will just be voting for a party who will either ruin this country once again by borrowing or they will go against everything they have said so far.

You could argue that they will force huge companies like Costa to pay more tax etc but these companies are smart. It’s obvious they’re making billions in profit but how can we prove this? These companies will be legal ways to make their profits disappear and even if we can prove this and tax them more, they will just move to another country and we will be back to square one. Another way they could propose to scrape some money would be by taxing people earning over £100,000 per year even more than they’re getting taxed now. Fair enough, as working class people we may say “oh yeah that’s fair enough” But is it fair? Most of these people have worked all their lives building a name for themselves, establishing a future for their families and they will be taxed more for their hard work than you just because they earn more money? How would you like being taxed 30% more than me because you work hard and earn more money than me? I’m not saying people earning less than this don’t work hard but it’s not fair at all. I believe everyone should be taxed at the same rate. Even if Labour are voted in there’s no way MP’s would vote for this anyway. An MPs salary averages at about £75,000 (this figure could be more now) meaning they will also have assets which will be pushing their yearly income way over the £100,000 a year mark. Why would Mps vote to get taxed more on their own wages? As we all know. Most/every MP is out for everything they can get for themselves.

I will happily admit I am wrong if Labour can pull the biggest U turn of the century and prove me wrong and pull Billions of pounds out of mid air. But until then. Tories have my vote and Labour are liars.

“Gender Inequality”

The phrase “Gender inequality” gets tossed around quite a lot nowadays but how much should we actually read in to this?

Recently I read an article of people protesting because a man working in the banking industry got paid more than a female counterpart doing the exact same job. Obviously I don’t agree with this. What this article failed to mention in it’s click baiting title is that the female missed at least six months of that year on maternity leave so she was paid her basic wage whereas the male was also awarded his bonus for beating his targets that year. If I worked for 6 months of the year and still got a years wage from it I would never even dream about complaining about someone getting paid more for than me for working twice as long. My question for you is, if the male was off work for six months of the year and the female made more money because of her bonus would that be OK? A lot of people seem to think so. So maybe this is where gender inequality comes in? It’s fine for one sex to moan but not the other? The pay difference in this case in fact doesn’t even make a difference. It’s whoever is moaning who makes the difference it seems. But that’s just my point of view.

Now onto my next point. Men and Women are naturally better than each other at different jobs. For example- Most men are stronger than women and would prefer more manual work such as building and engineering whereas because women have tiny levels of testosterone compared to men this causes them to take less risks. This makes them better investors (According to Tesh.com).  Of course I’m not saying women can’t be builders or that there isn’t any men who are better investors than women but these are just two examples of jobs which statistically one gender does better than another.

The more people talk about how Gender Equality isn’t a thing. The more of a divide it drives between each gender as it makes people compete with each other and although competition is healthy, it’s not healthy for a whole generation to do just for arguments sake.

Something I couldn’t not mention is changes in regard to driving. Something I have witnessed myself in the last year is the increase in women drivers which is particularly pleasing as they do get slated for being “bad drivers” which in all fairness a few studies do back up and in my own experience. Every near miss I have had has in fact been with a woman driver. I’m not saying all men are amazing drivers. If anything we’re stupid drivers. I have been reading into surveys and articles and men are more likely to be caught speeding, however as I mentioned before women take less risks. Obviously this doesn’t apply for all men and women but from what I can remember from my own experience it’s been mainly women who have hesitated at busy junctions and pulled out last minute when they had plenty of time earlier on who have nearly/have caused accidents in my area whereas most accidents caused by men in my area are actually from driving too fast. I admit I live in a small area but if my small town backs up stats a nationwide study of over six million people suggests it’s true to me. Anyway, like I said. This is not always the case. Just two days ago I was driving down a bypass which merges into one lane. I drive this road twice a day at least so I know it well. There is a “roadworks signs” at the start of this roughly one mile stretch. Then there is a “lane ends” sign starting from eight hundred yards. This then counts down every two hundred yards until the lanes start to merge at about one hundred yards. As i was driving in the left hand lane. A woman in a silver Nissan Duke sped past me in the right hand lane. I thought she’d see the signs which are so obviously on her left and right in bright reflective yellow. But obviously not. As the countdown continued, cars in the left started to slow down to get in lane. This Nissan carried on going at the same speed she started at. Before I know it, I’m near the junction and she is next to me. With no indication she just turns left. Straight into the side of my car. I slam on my brakes so she doesn’t write off my brand new car and she just goes in front of me and drives off like she didn’t nearly crash into me. In fact. She ended up going the same way as me so there was no need for her to even be in the right hand lane in the first place as the junction after the roundabout turns slightly left of “12 o’clock”. I was honestly shocked by her lack of attention and lack of observation. A quick google search led to me finding that more women fail their driving lest first time than men. A lot being on… Observation.

This may seem like I am being biased towards men as I am a man myself but I can only speak for myself.

One last thing. For my job we all muck in and help each other out. I have been helping a young girl on the bar recently (A job I am particularly new to myself) And Even in this role I have noticed men being more annoyed with her when she is slow or struggles than they are with me. This could be a coincidence and it may seem like I am making something out of nothing. Exactly like the people did in the first example I used. It isn’t fair that two people doing the same job get treated differently just because of their gender and that is where gender inequality does exist. Maybe they think I’m more likely to say something back to them than she is because I am a man? I don’t know to be honest but I know it’s only girls/women they moan about.

I hope you enjoyed reading this and feel free to share and give me your views on the “sensitive topic“.

Cold War(s)?

This week has been a huge week for the world. Not only did a giraffe give birth give in front of millions of people but the worlds “strongest” countries have been showing off their military might.

We will start with earlier this week. Hundreds of innocent Syrian civilians were targeted in a chemical gas attack. The USA are claiming that the Syrian Regime is to blame. However. The Russian government are defending their Syrian allies and are trying to shift the blame onto the Americans. They are comparing it to the Iraq war where George Bush claimed Saddam Hussein had “weapons of mass destruction” (WMD) to his disposal. After the Americans invaded Iraq and caused years of war and tension between the Iraqi people it was proven that Hussein, in fact did not have these WMD.
It is quite clear no one actually knows who is actually to blame for these attacks, the UK are sticking with their allies in America by blaming Syria whilst the Syrian government are denying the attack was them.
Russia have called for the UN to investigate the USA after they bombed a Syrian airbase the day after the attack.
It is understandable to see where Russia are coming from on this one. America could easily have “staged” this inhumane attack as an excuse to use such excessive military force without passing it with congress and to gain support of the people of America if they are to enter into the civil war.
However. Would the USA really do such a thing to innocent civilians?
Maybe it was a ploy to improve relations with Russia and get them to finally ditch their Middle Eastern allies. If that is the case, it has worked in a very counter productive manner. President Trump spoke out in the week quoting “Relations with Russia are at an all time low”. This comes just months after the Kremlin cheering at the news of Trump becoming President. Perhaps the presidents words are a smoke screen for a huge U turn? Who knows?

Moving on from Syria and travelling further East to Afghanistan. Another show of military force from the USA in their fight against terrorism. They dropped the largest bomb (apart from a nuclear bomb) “Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb” or “Mother of all bombs”  On old caves. Killing at least 90 Daesh soldiers. This cave system was originally created by old salt miners before the Islamic State took over the territory and littered it with land mines and bunkers. This bombing is said to have cleared the land of these obsticales and should help the Afghan army advance their efforts against the Islamic State militants.
Source – BBC NEWS

Did the US really have to use such a big bomb? One of these bombs costs the equivalent to thirteen million pounds. Out of a programme cost total of three hundred and fourteen million pounds. That’s 5% of their MOAB stockpile used on just ninety Islamic state foot soldiers. Could other, cheaper bombs not have been used? Was this America showing off their expendable arms inventory again?
Sources- BBC NEWS

After the whole Syria crisis America and Russia don’t seem to be seeing eye to eye. But as the old saying goes –  “The enemy of my enemy is my friend”.
So where do they stand on North Korea?
You’ve probably guessed it.
On the 15th April North Korea put on huge military displays, patrolling thousands of tanks, rockets, bombs and soldiers through the streets if Pyongyang. This comes literally days after President Trump called North Korea “A problem” and that the US will “Properly deal with North Korea”. It seems Trump and President Ji of China have been in frequent contact regarding North Korea and China have asked both countries to step back before it gets too far.

Why is Trump so angered with North Korea?
North Korea have been conducting numerous nuclear tests in recent times, completely ignoring UN sanctions. Kim Jong-Un has declared they have developed a nuclear missile which could reach America. In retaliation to these comments, an American war vessel has been deployed to the region. A North Korean spokesperson retaliated to Americas show of force by saying “If the United States wages reckless provocation against us, our revolutionary power will instantly counter with annihilating strike, and we will respond to full-out war with full-out war and to nuclear war with our style of nuclear strike warfare”.
Could they be telling the truth regarding being able to reach the USA with a nuclear missile? Would the US military really go to war with Korea? There is so many questions to be asked, as there always is regarding the communist nation. They are lead by a young, power crazy man who should be focusing on feeding his nation rather than destroying others.

From watching the very limited videos available on the internet of the communist nation it is crazy to think they have such a huge military presence yet there is people who don’t eat for days, even weeks. Maybe if Kim was to calm down a bit and stop showing off with his toys, the UN could/would help his country and save the poor civilians who have been left to die because of his greed.

What if anyone meant what they said?
Would there even be a war at all? Russia Vs America there would possibly be boots on the ground combat but perhaps we are passed them times now. If one leader decides to press that button it’s over. Wars can be won by deciding who has the biggest balls nowadays. It’s a scary world we live in.

What am I doing?

To be completely honest. I am not even sure myself what I am doing. I have been reading blogs more and more often recently and I’ve decided to give it a go myself. I do not know how anyone in the slightest can find me interesting but I suppose it is worth a shot.

Most blogs I see are focused on one subject or similar subjects/topics. I read some about the latest fashion and trends, some on the latest news and sports. However I don’t think I could find myself concentrating on one sole subject. As i am writing this I still don’t know how this is going to pan out and if it will even last. I suppose that’s the fun in it right? Today I could talk about the next Cold War / World War Three, yet tomorrow I could be talking about how Puma make odd football boots.