Don’t Blame Ii on the “Gord”
Gordon Brown should not be made a scapegoat.
I write this piece very tongue in cheek, as I have never been, or will I ever become, a fan of the Right Honourable Mr Brown. However, that said I would very much like to bring it to the public domain that Mr Brown has not single handedly brought down the economy of Great Britain.
There are many factors as to why this Country is going down hill quicker than a bobsleigh! I personally believe that in one guise or another G R E E D is at the very root! We have Bankers who are unwilling to pay back excessive bonuses, for a job badly done. We have Fat Cats (heads of industries that are fast going down the pan) and yet still they bleed the companies dry and, of course (the icing on the cake), we have the ministers who in their eyes have legally defrauded the tax payer, and, merely need to apologise for an oversight or misunderstanding of the rules!
Closer to home though, we have the Council. Have you ever wondered how Councillors and their families find it necessary to visit to Third World Countries to teach them how to operate swing doors, embroider, and decorate cakes? If a visit is required, why not take the skills of reading, writing and crop production to those most in need (and able)!
It is not only the Government staff (Civil Servants) that are guilty of claiming excessively, it is the likes of the Armed Forces, Police, Councils and Teachers – All human beings, and all weak when confronted with temptation! A possible answer however, may be to completely overhaul the claims system. To put in place more ridged rules and regulations, right from raising the claim, through to final payment. This new system should be monitored and policed. Anybody guilty of breaking the rules, should pay the defrauded sum back in full, and, any repeated behaviour should result in instant dismissal. There should be Zero tolerance!
As an ex-civil Servant I am aware of petty theft, and other minor offences in the work place, but, in each case the perpetrator of the crime/offence has been sacked on the spot. There has been no leniancy and no reprieve. What we need is a rulebook that is applicable to all, including MP’s.
The list goes on, but I shall tackle it at a later date when I return from hospital. Please don’t ask me about the NHS at the present moment in time as it has taken me three years to find something nice to say about about our current PM, and I don’t know if I will live long enough to exonerate our current NHS system, and it’s maintainance!