Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Wandering Thinking

There is too much going on out there to pull together.  That is to us who go on about chaos, complexity and uncertainty we are all living in Snafuland, if you know where that is.  If you don’t you might be better off, or not, or maybe.

The third link of the four below, the LSE one on where the UK state is going ends by saying:


The government is currently making big choices about the shape of the state as well as about its size. On current plans, we are moving ever more rapidly towards a state focused on welfare and particularly on health and on pensions.

As the population ages, this focus on health and pensions will become still more evident. However, whether spending a diminishing fraction of national income on other public services is a sustainable choice is an open question.


So the question is what may be the answers to the open question.  Along with all this is the row about “Freedom Of The Press” which begs the question freedom to do what?  EU Referendum points out that this valued freedom is little deserved. 

One major and crucial area of UK activity is our agriculture.  There have been things going on in Brussels which have been barely mentioned never mind reported on there which will impact significantly on the whole future of farming and food supply in the UK.

Out there has been the ongoing crisis of Cyprus, now more complicated with the potential intervention of the Russian’s and Gazprom.  If Russia does get its hands on the rights to the fuel resources of Cyprus then The Great Game has been well and truly lost. 

This article however is about bank deposits and how we are all fools in our beliefs about it.  Sorrowfully, he comes to the view that the EU may be right and not just the shareholders but the depositors must expect to take the hit instead of the taxpayers.  It is longish but provoking.

Below, this longish one from the LSE, as stated, is about just where are we going with the UK public finances.  The suggestion is not where we think or will be good for us.

All the above is as of now, but there is the future.  Peter Sutherland is still very much around and has the status of one of the High Priests of the Left.  Whatever the Labour Party may say publicly today, it is Sutherland and his associates who may be determining the future.

In this short case he is clear that mass migration is a fact of life and we might as well sit back and enjoy it because it is claimed to be the necessity of development.  The numbers he suggests are probable for the near future are very much higher than the relatively trivial ones we have been arguing about recently.

Where any of this leaves us in relation to the vaudeville routines of today in Parliament is anybodies guess.

The trouble is we could all be wrong.

1 comment:

  1. "That is to us who go on about chaos, complexity and uncertainty we are all living in Snafuland, if you know where that is."

    I do - it's everywhere. By the nature of the problem it's only possible to describe in a fragmentary way though.

    History could help I suppose, but isn't allowed to as far as I can see.