long-term investment everyone wants a pie slice who's brokering peace?
n.b. I notice that the UK economy is the only large richer nationforecast to be in economic decline in 2023, despite Johnson acting as arms salesman par excellence. The arms industry is doing very well, so the rest of the UK economy must be in a hell of a slump.
paramedics wait up patients in car parks for hours our chronic decline
n.b. All very well spending £ billions of the public‘s taxed money on an aircraft carrier which broke on sea trials, PPE that was useless and never used, bureaucracy to leave the EU, (our biggest trading partner), but nothing invested in hospitals for those very taxpayers.
Meanwhile, tax dodging (avoidance and evasion) of the highest orderpersists by those actually in the highest executive positions of power.
Tax the richest harder. No such thing as trickle down economics, as the rich get richer and the gap widens between the excess of haves and the poverty of have nots.
The UK is a shambolic mess. How not to run a country.
woman pulls on rope each fourth second of this hour toll echoes through gorge
that night, drunks in street try out new anthem for size irreverent laughs
n.b. Since the collapse of the English Revolution in 1660, the wealthiest landowners have firmly stuck together to ensure they get to choose the head of state. There is no likelihood of another civil war, (literally or figuratively), between competing groups of landowners in the UK ever again.
Scottish, Dutch and Germanaristocrats have been drafted into the postsince 1603when the Welsh Tudor family, (who seized power with the help of French allies in 1485) ran out of offspring.
Therefore, it could be argued that the late queen’s greatest achievement was to have four children, who have had children of their own, thereby ensuring very little will changein how the UK is run and by whomfor a few generations yet.
The people of the UK get to vote for the servants of the crown, but the monarchy, (this iteration descended from an obscure Hanoverian protestant family of aristocrats invited to take on the throne in 1714), keeps the jewellery and ensures that the keys to much needed change remain at arm’s length.
n.n.b. The gorge referred to above is the Ironbridge gorge, one day likely to be identified as the original source of human-driven climate disruption.
n.n.n.b. The new anthem contains the unfamiliar line “God save the king.”
p.s. The people of Ukraine continue fighting for their lives. Day 199.