Bad Taste, Huge Expense

As Boris falls from grace, insiders helping his demise are leaking information about his time as Prime Minister. I found this online, about the expensive refurbishments he authorised in his accommodation at Number Ten Downing Street. (Chosen by his wife, Carrie) He got a friend to pay for it, and rewarded him politically, but this is just a snippet of the excess he enjoyed as Britain was locked down, and many were losing their jobs. This was the finished living room, which I think you will agree is an eyesore after Carrie’s choices.

Estimates vary, but it is believed they spent almost £200,000 on the 4-bed flat, including the cost for decorators and installers. That equates to 21,000 hours work at the minimum wage for many people in this country. Almost 2.5 years of their salary.

It would give me a headache to sit in this awful living room.

Some of the individual item costs are unbelievable. Boris and Carrie obviously have no idea how ‘ordinary people’ live.

Close to £80,000 for the items in the living room, not including the cost of the trade work.

That rug alone cost £7,000.

One sofa cost £7,500, and they bought two. That was without the cost of the fabric covering it, at almost £2,900.

One armchair, in matching fabric. £4,200.

A mirror, (which he doesn’t use to comb his hair) £3,000.

One lamp, plus lampshade, £8,500.

I could go on. But it makes me feel ill to do so. You can read the invoice, and that is just a ‘Part Invoice’.

This from a man who thought trained nurses were ‘paid handsomely’ at less than £40,000 a year.

A man who said that railway workers earned ‘too much money’ at £41,000 a year. (Including overtime and unsocial shift pay)

A man who said that the minimum wage of £9.50 an hour was ‘more than enough to live on’.

Is it any wonder that they call his wife ‘Carrie Antionette’?

It it any wonder that he has now been forced to resign?

Not to me it is not. It is long overdue.

What They Say. What They Do

Harry Windsor. (Formerly Prince Harry) On Climate Change

‘What if every single one of us was a raindrop?’: Prince Harry asks ‘what’s the point of bringing children into the world if it’s on fire’ but says we can beat climate change by ‘relieving the parched ground’.

“The climate change emergency is a race that we are losing. The world has seen unprecedented temperatures, unrelenting storms, and undeniable science.”

Flew with his wife from the USA to the UK and back on a private jet with a bigger carbon footprint than any commercial aircraft, at a cost estimated to be £320,000. Just to attend the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Dame Emma Thompson, actor. (Or’luvvie’)

“Britain is racist for not taking in more refugees”.

“Young climate change activists have “made me feel so ashamed that we have let them down to such a degree”. She urged world leaders to follow young people’s example, to “face facts” and accept we are now “inside climate change”.

Emma Thompson became an Italian citizen after Brexit. She now has a house in Venice, and flies regularly between Italy, the UK, and America. Her carbon footprint knows no bounds.
First Class seat of course, so she doesn’t have to sit amongst those other passengers that she considers to be below her greatness.
Here’s an idea for you, Emma. Give back the Damehood bestowed on you by a country that you no longer want to be a part of. Then talk to Italians instead, seeing as you are Italian now. Oh, but I see the problem here. Half of them don’t know who you are, and the rest don’t care about the patronising and entitled rubbish that comes out of your mouth.

Boris Johnson. The Prime Minster of Britain. His record since 2019 speaks for itself.

(Hilary Clinton)
“She’s got dyed blonde hair and pouty lips, and a steely blue stare, like a sadistic nurse in a mental hospital.”

(Barack Obama)
“The part-Kenyan president has an ancestral dislike of the British empire – of which Churchill had been such a fervent defender.”

(Muslim Clothing)
“If you say that it is weird and bullying to expect women to cover their faces, then I totally agree – and I would add that I can find no scriptural authority for the practice in the Koran. “I would go further and say that it is absolutely ridiculous that people should choose to go around looking like letter boxes.”

(Talking about the EU)
“We cannot turn our backs on Europe. We are part of Europe”.

(Political promises)
“It is easy to make promises – it is hard work to keep them”.

(President Erdowan of Turkey)
“There was a young fellow from Ankara
Who was a terrific wankerer.
Till he sowed his wild oats
With the help of a goat
But he didn’t even stop to thankera”.

(Women attending university in Malaysia)
“Female students went to university because they have got to find men to marry”.

(Tony Blair and the Commonwealth)
“What a relief it must be for Blair to get out of England. It is said that the Queen has come to love the Commonwealth, partly because it supplies her with regular cheering crowds of flag-waving piccaninnies”.

(Single parent mothers and their children)
“Outrageous that married couples should pay for ‘the single mothers’ desire to procreate independently of men. Ill-raised, ignorant, aggressive and illegitimate children who in theory will be paying for our pensions”.

Boris Johnson has seven children in total – from three different women, including his former wife Marina Wheeler.

Platinum Jubilee: So What?

Anyone who reads this blog must already be aware that I am not a Royalist. I am the opposite of a royalist, not in favour of a monarchy, whoever represents that institution.

Now we are faced with a seemingly endless ‘celebration’ of Elizabeth II being queen for 70 years. Commercialism run riot. Souvenir coins, Queen face masks, special edition magazines, crockery, mugs, cakes, T-shirts, flags, even special packets of biscuits and sweets. The sycophantic newspapers and TV channels are getting set for a season of ‘Jubilee Tributes’ and broadcasts, and millions of ordinary people are staging Jubilee parties in streets, schools, parks, and other venues.

Elizabeth Windsor is one of the richest people in Europe. Her ‘personal wealth’ (that inherited wealth stolen by her ancestors over the centuries from other people and the colonies of the former Empire) is estimated to be around £350,000,000. As well as that, the taxpayers contribute millions to her upkeep, and that of some of her extended family. Many members of that family live in reasonably luxurious rent-free ‘Grace and Favour’ apartments or palaces, also at public expense.

2022 may be her 70th year as monarch, but it also happens to be the year when the cost of living in Britain has never been higher. The year when food prices, gas prices, petrol prices, and electricity prices have become unaffordable for many hard-working people on low wages. When there are more Food Banks in most British towns than actual banks, and many families will not be heating their homes properly this winter because they simply cannot afford to do so.

It is also the year when a discredited, lying, and corrupt Prime Minister refused to resign. When his lies were discovered, he changed the Ministerial Code of Parliament so he would no longer be subject to it. A dictator in all but name, using Royalist ballyhoo to cover up his own shameful political record.

The estimated cost of all this wonderful Platinum Jubliee celebration to the nation? £1,3000,000,000. That is ONE POINT THREE BILLION POUNDS.

I can think of far better ways to spend that, in a time of crisis.

You will find me celebrating when the monarchy is abolished, and not before.