my mother's eyes my dad's demeanour not land, nor castles income from estates the staff, titles the homes, the jewels not the taxpayers cash interest on millions property worth billions no power to tweak laws before they're set not wealth passed on from a rich woman to her son an accident of birth no one chooses to get born the luck of the draw to be fit and strong isn't that enough with my mother's eyes my dad's demeanour
twenty-five years for Vladimir Kara-Murza for calling out war
n.b. Mr Kara-Murza stayed in Russia to inform Russians about the invasion of Ukraine under the orders of Moscow. Sentenced to twenty-five years for being critical of Russia’s leadership, an exemplary sentence has been imposed.
As a holder of Russian and British citizenships, it is thought he may be used as a hostage to extract some concessions from London, or to negotiate release of Russians, or pro-Russian individuals captured for espionage in the west.
Meanwhile, day 419 of the war is passing and Ukrainians fighting for independence from Russia are still being slaughtered.
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.