Saturday, 9 February 2013


News this week.
  • Banks.  Continuation of the Libor scandal.  Another top banker forced to resign
  • Stafford Hospital enquiry unearths appalling neglect of patients being left for days in their own urine and/or feces, so thirsty that they are forced to drink water from flower vases, being given wrong medication and subjected to verbal abuse by the nurses. One nurse screamed "I hate you" at a patient.  No resignations, no criminal charges!
  • Horse meat in frozen burgers labelled "100% beef" and in frozen "Beef Lasagna" despite this country having the "most stringent and regulated food standards on earth".  No resignations, no criminal charges! 

  • Banks.  We have to be competitive.
  • Hospitals. Government cuts
  • Food Industry. Supermarkets demand cheap products and that is what they are getting.

Real reason:

Jobsworths.  Jobsworths like the tyrant who closed the gate 25 minutes before take off at Luton Airport leaving 20 people stranded.  The fact that these people (including my family) had young children in buggies and had been held up by being moved at the last minute to a "special" lane at customs control, thereby causing further delays, didn't move her.  The fact that we could see the plane being boarded through the window and all the children were crying didn't move her.  She was a jobsworth.  My subsequent written complaints was ceremoniously quashed, resulting in another victory for the self-important twats of this world.

Jobsworths. Like the idiotic Planning Office who decreed that the new house being built should have purpose made, wooden, Georgian windows.  Without going into boring detail he demanded a style of window that has been deemed by experts to be "unfit for purpose".  But, in his wisdom, he chose to ignore this advice. Again, my subsequent written complains were ceremoniously quashed, resulting in another victory for the uneducated, super ignorant maniacs of this world.

I could go on for days, giving examples of hospital cock-ups etc, etc. but I won't.  Suffice to say the Jobsworths are the cause of all our problems and until they are sacked or prosecuted ever the same it will remain.  They are not cuddly, cute little English eccentrics, they are dangerous megalomaniacs.


SueAnn Lommler said...

This is absolutely scary!! I am at a loss for words.
Seems the people need to rise up and say ENOUGH!!

Mart Brom said...

Okay, I'll have my tuppence worth. I'm no supporter of that (supposedly) arrogant politician that got his wife to take his speeding points. He's going to do jail time and rightly so. Be responsible though for a few hundred dying in hospital and somehow you get a golden handshake and promotion elsewhere. No one takes responsibility any more.

Soapbox vacated!!!

Retiredandcrazy said...

Scary isn't the word SueAnn. Where is it going to lead us?

Retiredandcrazy said...

Don't I know you Mart Brom? Thanks for calling by to my regular rant!

Along These Lines ..... said...

At least they're not serving horse meat in hospitals ... yet

Retiredandcrazy said...

Thanks for visiting ATL. They probably would serve horse meat in hospitals if it wasn't for the fact that it would be a massive improvement

Maggie May said...

Everything is going downhill, isn't it.
Thank Goodness I am practically a vegetarian. They'll be eating dogs and cats next.
As for the hospitals...... lets just hope we stay well enough to be able to keep ourselves clean & fed. What a worry.
Maggie x

Nuts in May

Eddie Bluelights said...

Beats me why all these hoards of people want to come here, apart from free accommodation, free benefits, guaranteed jobs etc. Perhaps the time has come for the English to seek pastures new ~ Eddie

doglover said...

I would draw the line at eating dogs and cats, but what's wrong with horsemeat? The French eat it and I'm told it tastes like beef only it's leaner!

RNSANE said...

And people say the conditions in India are bad! You are so vocal, you'd think somebody would listen to you. All your efforts have to pay off somehow.

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Retiredandcrazy said...

Funny you should mention that Maggie, my great-grandaughter's dog went missing from their enclosed back garden a few months ago. Apparently there has been an epidemic of it nationwide!

Retiredandcrazy said...

Are you suggesting that we should go to the moon Eddie? :-)

We have a village near hear called Twenty and some wag has written on the village sign "Twenty - twinned with the moon"!

Retiredandcrazy said...

Sorry I didn't finish that Eddie. They had written "Twenty - twinned with the Moon - no atmosphere"

Retiredandcrazy said...

Ah! if it only stopped at horsemeat! But what else are they lying to us about. Mind you, the food industry is only emulating the lying politicians, etc. etc.