Opinion – Pro-EU MPs could stage guerrilla campaign to reverse Brexit decision | Politics | The Guardian – John Gelmini

An HDR image of Parliament and Westminster Bridge

An HDR image of Parliament and Westminster Bridge (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I totally disagree with this Guardian article brought by Dr Alf. Parliament and MPs, thinking about “waging guerilla warfare against a Brexit decision or watering down the effect of a vote to leave the EU, are playing a very dangerous game.

As it is, politicians in this country and throughout the world are rightly held in contempt for “Only being in it for themselves”, representing the interests of plutocrats, tax avoiders like Vodaphone who have paid no Corporation Tax in the past 11 years, criminals, money launderers and unpleasant Wahibi regimes, like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan and Kuwait.

People trying to earn a little on meagre savings find themselves at the wrong end of buy to let legislation at the same time as the Land Registry is to be sold off—A licence for drug barons and criminals to engage in what Dr Alf calls “financial irregularity” on an industrial scale and with impunity as no-one will know what land they actually own.

The decision for BREXIT or Remain, with the latter being the likely option, has to be respected but if the vote is close then legitimate concerns of the opposing side such as where to build extra houses and infrastructure, trade with the EU”passporting” rules for investment banks, concerns about future Eurozone bailouts,proposals to create a European army,lost trade etc have to be taken into account and dealt with properly.

If people are ignored completely, which is what the Guardian is suggesting, and what these MPs are suggesting then the consequences will be to bring the entire system into even greater contempt than it already is. That is going to mean more tax evasion, more criminality at a low level which the police cannot be bothered to deal with and a bloody minded attitude from the dispossessed and marginalised.

As it is, I question seriously why we need more than 200 MPs because a great many of them are pretty useless and not required, why too do we need a House of Lords when a slimmer senate would do? Also why do we need such an expensive Monarchy which holds £trillions GBP in land and monies overseas when it could be stripped of its powers and made to deliver value for money?

Certainly, if we do become part of a United States of Europe then the case for large Government and a Monarchy and layer upon layer of local authorities, overmanned constabularies,quangos and fire commands gets diminished rather than increased?

People need to be careful what they wish for,respect democracy and remember that guerilla warfare is a two-way street.

John Gelmini

Opinion – Illiteracy will cost global economy $1.2tn in 2015 | EurActiv – John Gelmini

The fact of illiteracy has to do with trendy teaching methods, schooldays which are too short, and useless teachers, plus heads who fail to maintain discipline in schools. It is also due to television and the tantalising of swathes of the various populations by social media, mobile phones and websites with inane content.

UK state-schools rank 44th in the world and regularly turn out 1 child in 5 who is illiterate, unable to read/comprehend a bus timetable, unable to communicate except in monosyllabic grunts, and with no social graces or work ethic.

The situation is made worse by parents who feed their offspring food which has no nutritional value or fail to provide them with any food at all.

Whilst on assignment for insurance companies who deal with the urban and rural poor, I have seen houses without a single book or magazine in both the UK, and in certain areas of America where people are particularly financially challenged.

Under those circumstances, one can see how the illiteracy, which Dr Alf writes about, via this EuroActive article, costs what it does.

The costs are greater than the cited $1.2 trillion USD of course, because illiteracy is rife in prisons. This due to the fact that such people cannot get jobs and thus resort to crime and then need to be sustained by unemployment benefits by taxpayers following their incarceration.

National competitiveness is damaged by skills shortages and the proliferation of a feral underclass of essentially economically useless people, who have to carried at the expense of everyone else and cannot even be used by the military or in factories because they possibly lack the mental capacity to operate modern weapons systems or make things that our exporters can sell.

The actions needed to transform this abysmal situation are:

1) Fire all ineffective teachers and trendy heads and derecognise teaching unions

2) Increase the school day to 12 hours, with homework on top, and Saturday classes for slow-learners

3) Replace all teachers with new highly competent ones and place troublesome children in schools run by former Army officers, retrained as heads and taught by former soldiers retrained as teachers (similar to America’s “Troops to Teachers” program)

4) Re-introduce whole-class teaching and use the best elements of the Chinese, Singaporean and South Korean school systems

5) Compel all pupils to wear uniforms, and clean their schools at the end of the day as happens in Japan

6) Have one curriculum and teach useful languages (these are in order are Mandarin, Brazilian Portuguese and Arabic for Europeans) and Spanish for Americans

7) Make children read one piece of great national/global literature a month, and test them on their comprehension

8) Teach children to speed and photo-read so that they can take in more data faster

9) Re-introduce rigor and discipline into the learning process and into the management of schools

10) Teach pupils alpha-brainwave entrainment, so that they can learn faster and remember more

11) Increase the proportion of male teachers and teach all teachers to use NLP

John Gelmini