EXCLUSIVE Tax payer funded union activity
With all the hot air being spouted by politicians and wannabe politicians about spending cuts and 'protecting front line services' I thought it only right to publish the following information that I have been sitting on for a couple of weeks.
In a nutshell, I have listed all the councils in Scotland and how many employees each council have who do nothing but union activity.
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Tuesday, 20 April 2010
EXCLUSIVE Tax payer funded union activity
Democratic Deficit: Brown & Mandelson Had "Sexual Encounter"
Interesting read. Do the findings surprise anyone?
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Cold Steel Rain jumps for British veterans
Jumping out of a plane, who would do it? Apparently Cold Steel Rain is the man brave enough to do it, and he even does it for charity.
He will be supporting Combat Stress a charity organisation "specialising in the care of British Veterans who have been profoundly traumatised by harrowing experiences during their Service career.".
So if you have the time and want to support his jump and course then go to his site and help him out.
Posted by Cynarae at 14:54
Iranian cleric: Women who wear revealing clothing cause earthquakes
Women who wear revealing clothing and behave promiscuously are to blame for earthquakes, a senior Iranian cleric has said.
Hojatoleslam Kazem Sedighi's comments follow a warning by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that a quake is certain to hit the capital Tehran and that many residents should relocate.
Voters in Redditch 'will oust Jacqui Smith'
Jacqui Smith was voted in as Redditch MP in 1997
The people of Redditch want a new MP and are ready to say goodbye to Jacqui Smith, the Conservative and Liberal Democrat candidates for the town say
Lord Monckton throws his safari helmet in the ring as Ukip candidate
One of the world's best-known climate sceptics has registered as a candidate for a Scottish constituency in the general election
Brown: We need global levy on banks
Gordon Brown comments on bankers' bonuses and regulation: "This is probably one of the worst cases we have seen."
Why rising inflation means more pain for us all
Today's higher than expected rise in prices adds to the risks policy-makers may get it wrong and throw the recovery off course
Airspace lockdown could stall UK food supplies
There is growing concern that the ongoing airspace lockdown, after the volcanic eruption in Iceland created a volcanic ash cloud, could impact upon food supplies to the UK. The food chain is a very complicated issue even though consumers only see the end result and an increase in travel time, cost and lack of availability could filter through to create upwards pricing pressure on UK food imports. This would then have the potential to impact upon the rate of inflation and could, if the situation lasts much longer, become a major problem
Public sector job cuts of 500,000 probable, CIPD analysis warns
Half a million public sector jobs could be shed over the next five years as the new government begins to tackle the £167bn deficit - dwarfing any assessment the current political parties are willing to make, the CIPD has warned.
Global water crisis 'will see food prices rocket'
A worldwide water crisis in the next decade could cause British food prices to soar and damage the economy, a study warns
Food crisis on the horizon
There was a shortage of food during the 1960s prompting the then Prime Minster, Lal Bahadur Shastri, to the appeal to people to forego food once a week. They did obey his genuine appeal. There was no significant number of hungry people then as we have now, with 250 million Indians going to bed without food. The level of poverty and hunger has multiplied several-fold in the last five decades, so much so that India ranks 66th among 88 countries in the hunger index. A loud warning bell has been sounded by Ban-Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on the global food crisis. The failure of the World Food Summit held in Rome in November 2009 was unfortunate. It showed the least concern of many governments to the serious problem of food crisis and hunger around the world.
New Global Warming Alarmism from LA Times: ‘The World is Running Short on Air Pollution’
We have now reached the apex of “heads I win, tails you lose” global warming-alarmism. In his April 18 op-ed for the LA Times, author Eli Kintisch warned that “the world is running short on air pollution, and if we continue to cut back on smoke pouring forth from industrial smokestacks,” global warming consequences could be “profound.”
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Forget Eyjafjallajokull, Mt. Katla Is Now Getting Ready To Rumble
The ground is now literally shaking around Iceland's Mt. Katla. If that blows, look for Bund spreads to promptly catch up with Greek ones
The Pentagon's Fantasy Numbers on Afghan Civilian Deaths
“The American public is conditionally tolerant of [military] casualties and consistently indifferent to collateral damage” Dr. Karl P. Mueller, School of Advanced Airpower Studies, Maxwell Air Force Base
Labour must prepare to boot Brown
If voters return a hung parliament, Labour must bite the bullet and get rid of Gordon Brown or face staying out of power
Calls to bar bank from government work
Goldman Sachs should be suspended from working for the Government until the outcome of a fraud case brought against the investment bank is known, opposition politicians said yesterday.
US forces kill 4, injure dozen Afghans
US military forces have opened fire on a vehicle killing four and wounding more than a dozen civilians in Afghanistan's eastern province of Khost
Turkey backs Iran, restates diplomacy
Turkey says that it has always supported Iran's stance on its nuclear issue and has reemphasized that any coercive measure against Tehran would prove ineffective.
Pressure on interest rates after suprise inflation jump
Inflation surged by more than expected last month, raising fears that the Bank of England may be forced to raise the interest rate sooner than expected
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Which Veggie Burgers Were Made With a Neurotoxin?
Most non-organic veggie burgers currently on the market are made with the chemical hexane, an EPA-registered air pollutant and neurotoxin
Shoppers hit by 'high street tax'
Shoppers are being hit by a “high street tax”, paying up to 70 per cent more for goods bought in store rather than online, according to a new report.
North Korea 'carried out torpedo revenge attack' which sunk South Korean Navy's Cheonan
'Over-confident' activist who was unlawfully searched by police wins £1,200 payout
NOW BRITAIN OWES EU £160M FINE
GORDON Brown’s blundering over funding for regional quangos has landed the taxpayer with a £160million fine from the European Union, the Conservatives said yesterday.
SPEED CAMERAS TRACK MOTORISTS FROM SPACE
THE war on motorists is being taken up a gear with “spy-in-the-sky” speed cameras that use satellites to track drivers for miles.
Ministers urged to bar bank from government contracts
Anger at allegation that RBS was victim of fraud
Sky high petrol prices send UK inflation soaring
Sky high petrol prices sent annual inflation soaring to 3.4% last month after a faster than expected rise in the cost in living, official figures revealed today.
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Many thanks to those that took the time to email with links and encouragement and offers of help. Incase your getting confused what we want to do is create a UK based and focused Independent news outlet/aggregatorweb site.
The change in the blog format was simply to demonstrate the kind of format we want for a website and just to gage the reaction and to see if we can get some help in setting it up.
Blogger could never host a decent site as it doesn't have the graphic tools to make it look good and as a result will always look amateurish. We cant even seperate the sections using enclosed boxes and so everything looks mixed up and without definition.
We've had some financial offers of assistance but I don't have a bank account so we need someone we trust with a paypal account to set up a donate button and collect donations and pay for the hosting. It's only about £4 a month but without that we can't do anything. so please get in touch if you can help with this.
I want to stress that this project is completely voluntary and not for profit and any money left over will go towards advertising. Not one single penny will go into anyones pockets.
Unfortunately we have a problem. One of the initial contributors set up a uknewsnetwork.com and .co.uk site but then froze the rest of us out of it and won't reply to emails and is posting 'news' so we have lost the name and will have to think of a new one. Any ideas?
I can tell you that put us back a bit and caused a great deal of confusion for a week as nobody could work out what was going on. I want to make it plain that http://uknewsnetwork.com/ has nothing to do with what we are doing here and you can use your own imagination as to why somebody would want to do that. We wish him the best of luck.
Hopefully the next thing you will see on the site is a donate button so please consider trying to help us a little with costs. 10p per vistor for a few hours would probably do it.
News posting will continue as normal and we apologise for the amateurish look and feel of the blog.
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Police power could be given to nightclub bouncers and security guards
Tens of thousands of nightclub bouncers and private security guards could be given sweeping police-style powers.
Senior police officers have ordered a dramatic expansion of a controversial scheme that allows authorised civilians to issue fines for littering and other minor offences.
Energy price hikes set to push inflation further above target
Preview: Official CPI and RPI inflation figures out this morning kick off week of key economic data
How would a hung parliament affect gilts and sterling?
Property price crash if Tories win
City economists say Tory plans to cut public sector spending could wipe 20% off house price valuations
The FDA Shuts Down Common Infant Vaccine After Startling Discovery
Global Financial Maelstrom Continues, Government Policies of Insolvency
The global financial maelstrom continues to unfold as public serpents, central banks and crony capitalists continue to pour gas on the fires. It is set to continue. The collapse of FIAT paper wealth storage is unfolding with breathtaking speed. Asset bubbles continue to emerge in the emerging world and collapse in the developed world as capital FLEES. Today’s missive covers the deep insolvencies in the developed world and the definitions of solvency of Austrian Economics. The inflationary depression still lies in our futures
FOX News Promoting The Microchipping Of Alzheimer’s Patients
COUNCIL TAX CASH GOES TO PARTY FUNDS
CASH from council taxpayers will end up in Liberal Democrat coffers under new party rules requiring councillors to hand over some of their allowance, it emerged yesterday
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