How to put the UK’s economy on a sustainable footing – a twenty point strawman

The National Health Service Norfolk and Norwic...

The National Health Service Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital in the UK, showing the utilitarian architecture of many modern hospitals. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Like Dr Alf, I found the FT editorial article on the UK’s sustainability rather weak.

To Dr Alf’s ten point proposal to increase the UK sustainability footing, I have added ten points of my own.

In our joint judgement an independent strategic study is required:

1. Identifying the UK’s best industries for growth and development

2. Ensuring that there are skilled workers for (1)

3. Identifying the UK’s best opportunities to increase exports

4. Ensuring that there is a new breed of multi-lingual professional sales people capable of exploiting (3)

5. Massive fiscal incentives to stimulate investment in the private sector

6. Supporting public sector infrastructure investment if the financial returns are sufficiently attractive

7. Downsizing the public sector, with wide-scale consolidation and outsourcing

8. Breaking up the UK banks and ensuring that there is greater competition in the financial services sector

9. Identifying opportunities for reforming EU bureaucracy

10. Exploring opportunities to reduce the UK’s population with carefully targeted government policy, like encouraging people to retire overseas.

11. Raising UK levels of worker productivity from 20th in the world to the top 10%

12. Scrapping the NHS and remodel it on German and French lines with Rife machines in all cancer wards. Merge Adult Social Care into the NHS

13. Introducing variable taxes on foods and take a proactive stance to obesity,diabetes,cancer and Alzheimers all of which affect productivity, the ability to earn, the ability to pay taxes and job performance

14. Making our tax regime more competitive and encourage wealthy foreigners to come to the UK and employ people

15. Introducing business boot camps and a path to self employment for the non academically inclined

16. Shortening school holidays,lengthen the school day in state schools and teach children how to sell and present from an early age.

17. Firing trendy heads and transform sacked military officers into head teachers and sacked soldiers into teachers as the Americans have done with their Troops to Teachers programme

18. Putting money into Singapore style policing to make city centres and transport hubs safe and attractive for insurers and developers and for the creation of a “cafe society” rather than one of alcohol and drug fuelled debauchery which puts off tourists and stops people from going out with their families and loved ones

19. Bringing our road system into the 21st century,build Boris Island and simplify the visa system to attract more high spending Chinese tourists as the French and Italians have done

20. Reintroducing National Service with a maximum period of 2 years from leaving school or just 18 months for bright students going to University. This should apply to both boys and girls with exceptions based on medical grounds


Opinion – Can pomegranate halt Alzheimer’s? Chemical compound in the fruit prevents inflammation of the brain cells  | Mail Online – John Gelmini

English: A healthy brain compared to a brain s...

English: A healthy brain compared to a brain suffering from Alzheimer’s Disease (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


The public can get more pomegranate at affordable prices as Dr Alf wonders, by going to Aldi and Lidl but if they want to avoid Alzheimer’s and dementia. there are other things they need to be doing as well.
They need to:

1) Avoid things containing aluminium and throw away all aluminium saucepans ,eating utensils,roll on deodorant.

Pit Rock deodorants should be used instead and the saucepans should all be stainless steel

2) Exercise briskly by walking, swimming or doing what nature intended with your spouse or committed partner more often, carefully avoiding bizarre and unusual practices

3) Stop smoking pot,skunk or ingesting drugs which remain in the system for years.

1.25 million British woman are now at the early stages of dementia through the debauched, pot-fuelled lifestyles they led in the 1960’s and between them and other over 65’s who have abused the NHS into financial meltdown they will implode many local authority finances unless they are made to change their ways

4) Stop eating rubbish and consume properly cooked food, ideally cooked in a pressure cooker.

5) Take vitamin supplements, eat broccoli and take a good anti-oxidant to clear out as much of the pollutants in the air, your body and the environment as possible

6) Put the air in your car on recirculate because otherwise you are breathing in car fumes and poisoning yourself with carbon monoxide

7) Do not jog or run on public roads for the same reason all you are doing is developing bigger lungs to breathe in car fumes which is why joggers are outlived by people who don’t (see point 2 above)

8) Do not drink on an empty stomach only drink with food as people in Southern Europe do

9) Develop an enabling personal philosophy such as Stoicism and follow the “golden rule”

10) Keep learning and using your brain. Go on courses and put the material into practice rather than letting it gather dust

11) Spend time near or with younger people and do not allow your attitudes to ossify

12) Spend time with technology and embrace change

13) Avoid mobility scooters and mobility aids unless you have been injured or are a maimed former soldier,do your best to develop a better range of movement through herbs and gentle exercise like Tai Chi or Pilates

14) Avoid fluoride in toothpaste and anything else it contains

15) Avoid discordant sounds and listen to uplifting and inspiring music such as Mozart.
Some pop songs and rock music actually lower your IQ and make you less resourceful as a human being

16) Avoid watching too much television and if you must watch it watch things where you can learn something rather than being transformed into a lazy couch potato

17) Develop your memory using different techniques and read late at night in bed whilst in a somnambulant state.
You will remember more as actors do when learning their lines

18) Take(subject to medical advice,Bacopa Monniere)a plant used by Sansrit reading mystics in India which aids memory thousands of years old and now available via Amazon

19) If you do get depressed sometimes St John’s Wort(Hypericum) is 4 times stronger than Prozac and is better for you than anything the drug companies could ever produce.
It is taken by 6 million people in Germany for that reason

20) Do not smoke or ingest passively by congregating with smokers in inclement weather outside offices,public houses or sleazy nightclubs

21) Develop a hobby or passion and have many projects(not too many),on the go

22) Have friends in real life not just on social media and talk to people rather than hiding away

23) Meditate and view people for what they are but remembering that in the gloom and doom there is brightness and ultimately hope for us all

24) Avoid Aspartame,artificial sweeteners and sugar

25) Eat less salt or salty food

26) Learn to think critically and listen not just to the spoken word but also what is not said

27) Keep up to date with your person,your wardrobe and what is going on in the world

28) Use or learn to use the creative right hand side of your brain by alpha brain wave technology or via courses( and

John Gelmini