Monday, 12 November 2007

Rant!!

Right! This blog of mine doesn't often go along the political tack, but this made my blood boil.

We, the taxpayer, are funding two completely pointless wars, Iraq and Afghanistan, to the tune of billions of pounds. Niether will be won, and only succeed in increasing the threat of Islamic terrorism.

In OUR country, along the coastline, especially East Anglia where coastal defences are an absolute necessity our government has decided to stop building the defences and let the sea claim the land. This at the price of coastal communities, who will lose everything, and have to be re-located because protecting them is deemed not cost-effective!!

I know where I'd rather the money go!!

That is all.

15 comments:

PI said...

Well where does it end? Erosion will presumably continue - without defences - until there's nothing left.
Glug glug!

john.g. said...

Mum2, it's not that, it's the money issue, and priorities.

Grumpy Old git said...

I bet a pound to a pinch of salt that the people who made that decision live in Hampshire, the West Country and other "upperclass areas". It's a case of "I'm alright Jack, I'm on board, pull the gangplank in". Let the peasants drown, there's plenty more coming in to replace them.

It seems to me that the "erosion" is not only on the east coast but in our so-called "Government"!

john.g. said...

Grumpy, some sense does emanate from your ageing chops then!!

Grumpy said...

Watch it! Theres still a few crosses left you know!

Jin said...

Bloody good rant, even if I say so myself. I suspect Gordon Brown has decided to do this, cos he can't find any other way of taxing the people! I'm sure if he could tax the sea for a) being there & b) being so destructive, he damn well would!
I'm sooooooooo glad I don't pay tax!

john.g. said...

Jin, Ta!

Mr Farty said...

What's the blogging equivalent of shaking your fist in frustration? Oh, yes.

Grrrrrrrrrr!

Karmyn R said...

This same problem has been happening in areas along the Oregon coastline - unfortunately, the zoning laws 20 years ago let the people build too close to the cliffs - and now the erosion is threatening their property. The state government has pretty much said, "we can't help you sorry" - and no insurance. What can be done? nothing.

sablonneuse said...

John-G I couldn't agree more. parts of Norfolk have been falling into the sea for ages and it's getting worse. I can remember my aunt's house in Yarmouth after the '53 floods. Politicians are callous, heartless people who put money and power before the wellbeing of the population. Corrupt leaders in America have far too much say in our affairs. Would Blair ever have gone to war if he hadn't been (too easily) persuaded by Bush? Now, I suppose Brown feels committed to 'finishing' what they started at the expense of ordinary homeowners. But then, even the armed forces complain that they are ill-equipped . . . . Where are all these billions going?

ChrisB said...

I too felt furious when I heard this in the news. Good for you for airing it, I'm sure many will agree with you.

her indoors said...

So bloody true, well ranted

john.g. said...

Thank-you for your support!

Beccy said...

Well said John, I really feel for those poor people who are going to lose their homes.

RUTH said...

Well said John
Rx