Even the Queen thinks we’re on the brink of recession

! This post hasn't been updated in over a year. A lot can change in a year including my opinion and the amount of naughty words I use. There's a good chance that there's something in what's written below that someone will find objectionable. That's fine, if I tried to please everybody all of the time then I'd be a Lib Dem (remember them?) and I'm certainly not one of those. The point is, I'm not the kind of person to try and alter history in case I said something in the past that someone can use against me in the future but just remember that the person I was then isn't the person I am now nor the person I'll be in a year's time.

The Queen has cancelled plans to thrown a party to celebrate her Diamond Wedding Anniversary.

According to the Daily Mail, she has cancelled the party because she thought it insensitive when her subjects are suffering from the credit crunch and the country is on the brink of recession.

This won’t go down well with Prudence Brown who spent 10 years devastating the economy before handing over to his useless Scottish (naturally) colleague, the King of the Caterpillars who has just introduced what is probably the least popular budget since the Poll Tax was introduced.

Liebour is desperately trying to convince the public that the economy isn’t on the rocks (excuse the pun) and that our economic wellbeing is in good hands.

Gordo, you’re convincing nobody – even the Queen knows you’re a lying scumbag.

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  1. Scaffold (146 comments) says:

    Sad but true. Non-manufacturing country is not going to have healthy economy. The future seems bleak!

  2. wonkotsane (1133 comments) says:

    Max, we can’t compete with the likes of China or India for manufacturing capacity – “green” taxes and rules are stifling the industry on one hand and on the other, you can’t employ people at a pound a day here.

    The Commonwealth is our only hope for economic stability – trading with like-minded countries spread round the globe with different strengths.

  3. Scaffold (146 comments) says:

    Companies like JCB or Rolls-Royce are somehow managing to survive and prosper while manufacturing in the UK. It makes me think that some ways still remain. Making a world-class produce, for example. Look at Germany and learn from them.

    As for all “green” taxes, bullshit and blah-blah-blah – legislation did not help to reduce emitions, it only drived industry to China, where it continues to emit without any trouble.

  4. wonkotsane (1133 comments) says:

    JCB and Rolls Royce produce stuff abroad as well but I think their saving grace is that they’re huge brand names in the manufacturing industry. It’s like Hoover – people don’t have vacuum cleaners, they have hoovers, even if they’re not Hoovers.

  5. Scaffold (146 comments) says:

    I post here the message which was earlier posted on the CoSG Forum, regarding a contract with German company Bombardier trains to make trains for London Underground. http://www.crossofstgeorge.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=20051

    “This makes my blood boil! People in government, who tolerate such state of affairs, hold utter contempt towards engineering and manufacturing! There can’t be a less wise statesmanship. Systematic purchasing of complex manufactured goods abroad initiates a vicious circle of degradation: the more you buy from abroad, the less you manufacture in country, the less profits manufacturers get, the less money is invested into research and development, the less experience is gained by manufacturers, the less competitive they become, the more of them close down and finally the more goods are needed to be imported – over and over again! And the most disgusting thing is that this situation is already here! England looks more and more like Russia of Western Europe – a country which have lost most of its skills and manufacturing base and buys everything elsewhere. The future seems bleak! Something must be done… if something still can be done!”

  6. Scaffold (146 comments) says:

    Stuart, you seem to have the same contempt towards manufacturing as Nu Liebour or average IT worker or service professional on the street. You see it as an outdated, greasy, unfashionable. But the grim reality is that manufacturing is as essential as food industry. Without either of it, the country is equally dead. And your country it dying without goods export. Woe woe for England! Am I the only one who can see the disaster looming?

  7. wonkotsane (1133 comments) says:

    Not at all Max, I’ve worked in heavy and light manufacturing as well as sitting on my ass in an office. Abandoning the EU and aligning with the Commonwealth is the best hope for the manufacturing industry.

  8. Scaffold (146 comments) says:

    Abandoning the EU, calling to aliens for help, importing robots from year 3000 using time machine, or kicking Nu Liebour out of office, but something HAS to be done!!!

  9. axel (1214 comments) says:

    These ‘robots’, would they be ginger robots per chance?

  10. axel (1214 comments) says:

    No, manufacturing on a big scale is doomed here, we are too expensive and lazy, we are oki for producing things like Morgans, where a small work force can make quality count but in the current world of ‘NEW, NEW, NEW’ it is not such a good way to exist.

    I can just remember the era of TV repairmen, nowadays the just get dumped, the same with hoovers and all such merchandise, we do not repair, we replace and that is not a good foundation on which to base a manufacturing economy.

    We should stick with the intangibles like finance, IT support and developement.

    China is the workshop of the world but soon it will shift elsewhere, it always does

  11. Charlie Marks (365 comments) says:

    Surely the green logic would be to have local production. Unions have made this argument recently, for example in the outsourcing of factories to Poland even though the products will be transported back here to be sold.

    The reason for laying people off here and opening up factories abroad is the pursuit of profit. If workers controlled the factories in which they worked, would they sack themselves? Even if their produdcts were no longer required, they could retrain and convert to make other things.

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