Opinion – EU referendum: Labour warns of Brexit emergency budget – BBC News – John Gelmini

Non EU

Non EU (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Now we are told about the possibility of an “emergency budget” following a Brexit vote in this piece by the Guardian from Dr Alf. To begin with, there is a two-year transition period during which orderly negotiations are going to have to take place with competent and aggressive negotiators taking the lead not limp wristed and cowardly Ministers and civil servants who have forgotten where this country’s interests lie.

So nothing will change immediately and there is no need for an emergency budget unless the Government has been lying about the state of the nation’s finances.

We buy 10 times as much from the EU as it buys from us and what little foreign exchange we earn from exports to the EU are largely to the Irish Republic. We lose more than we make because of the Corporation tax losses via the Dublin Financial District so we have tremendous bargaining leverage which so far we seem afraid to use.

Following Remain, the likely outcome we can expect announcements on the EU Army, increased budget contributions, and a £6.1 billon GBP deal on migration with Africa. The poor, the disaffected and the marginalised are in for a rude awakening and the housing crisis will boil over into civil unrest once the true extent of additional immigration and related infrastructure costs become known by 2025.

John Gelmini

Opinion – Meet Raul, Yong Bao and Ashima- new characters brought in to help revamp Thomas the Tank Engine | Daily Mail Online – John Gelmini

Thomas the Tank Engine

Thomas the Tank Engine (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Thomas the Tank Engine was a story that I can remember well from my childhood because its underlying message came from the man who wrote it who was an English clergyman.

The messages in the story were about morals, how to behave and all those were based on the same Judeo-Christian ethics upon which the UK is founded.

Adding different trains to updated versions of the original stories is one thing but like Dr. Alf, I would worry about very young children being inculcated with multiculturalism at too young an age.

The time to learn comparative religions and philosophies is when you are older and you have a benchmark with which to compare Christian or Jewish values with those of Hindu, Buddhist, Confucian, Zen Buddhist, Sikh and other traditions as well as atheism, agnosticism, gnostic philosophy and more esoteric thinking.

John Gelmini