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I have been over zealous with political comment lately so have now accepted the offer to assemble and write for two blogs on the WatchingUK website. The "Good News" blog is for items where we have benefited from the Brexit referendum vote and the "Bad News" blog is where others have tried to damage our chances of leaving the EU.

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Tuesday, 28 January 2014

On the terrible actions, unreported in the news, of LibLabCon

The Press, UKIP and Nigel Farage

This is a small extraction of a great article in the Daily Telegraph - follow this link for the full article.

... We have been pretty hard done by in the last two weeks, but the slip-ups of junior party members have been very benign when compared to those of the three old parties.

Just look at the Liberal Democrats, where a series of allegations of sexual assaults on women by Michael Hancock and Christopher Rennard have rocked their leaders.

The super-sanctimonious Lib Dems even had Chris Davies, an MEP, belittling pinching women’s bottoms. Last summer John Larsen, a Lib Dem councillor, and former Mayor of Denbigh, was convicted for planting 14 bombs in his home town. Have you ever heard his name? I bet not.

Sunday, 26 January 2014

How to improve our unemployment by helping small companies hire more and faster.

Here's my take on the matter

First of all, we need to get out of the EU for many reasons, but this blog is about business so I will restrict myself to this subject. As a caveat, everything below is on the assumption we have left the EU but are still a nation within Europe.

First of all, we must look at business and the EU. 

The EU is our biggest negative trading partner. What does this mean? It is simple. It means we import more goods from the EU than we export to it. This, in turn means, although it helps our shops sell more goods, it damages our manufacturing and damages our balance of payments.

The rest of our business area is the Commonwealth, the USA and the rest of the world, including South America, China and India. 

We would like to help Africans build up their trade in Africa but can't at present because we are forbidden by the EU. Mainly because a lot of trade with Africa would include food, and the French want to restrict that as much as they can.

If we left the EU we would be able to increase our manufacturing as we could then trade more with the rest of the world. We already export more of our goods outside the EU than we do within it. 

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

An open letter to recent immigrants in the UK

Immigrants in the UK

London, 22nd January 2014

Dear Immigrant,

Have you arrived in the UK during the last decade and are uneasy about the United Kingdom Independence Party (known as UKIP)? Especially since the Labour Party, the Liberal Democrats, and the Conservative (Tory) Party have been saying all those nasty things about UKIP?

Before I get into my blog, I should state my position. I am an immigrant. I didn't start learning English until I was thirteen, and didn't speak it conversationally until I was fifteen, which was when I left school, left my parents and left my country and came to England to seek my fortune in 1955.

The EU officials hate the English. It could be because they remembered all the battles they lost against this tiny island in centuries past. They have flooded our country to the extent that our schools cannot cope, our National Health Service (NHS) is collapsing – have you been to an accident ward lately? Only the other day a patient was parked outside in an ambulance because there wasn't room in the hospital and after four hours he died. And, how long do you have to queue when you visit your doctor's surgery?

Our schools are failing to educate their pupils properly. This will get worse as immigrants are all having babies at a fast rate. Our midwives are finding this so difficult and cannot cope. In Hackney, London, one school had pupils who between them, spoke 71 languages as a first language.

But if UKIP got into Government, they would not send you back. Of course this won't apply to hardened criminals.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

What would happen if we left the EU?

Blown apart: 
The Top 10 myths about Britain's EU membership

The italics are my own additions.

MYTH 1. Britain would lose out on millions of jobs if we left the EU.

FACT: This is a common deceit. In fact, the EU would lose 4 millions jobs if it ceased trading with the UK, it’s biggest customer. The EU sells more to us than we sell to it. In 2009 there was a trade deficit of £34.9bn; in 2011, that deficit was nearly £50bn.

* And, can you see Germany and France refusing to sell all those cars they send over each year? Or the French banning wines to the UK?

MYTH 2. Tariff barriers will exclude us from trade with the EU.

FACT: The EU has free trade agreements with 53 countries to overcome such tariffs, and is negotiating a further 74.

* And, they will have the World Trade Organisation to contend with.

MYTH 3. Britain cannot survive economically outside the EU in a world of trading blocs.

FACT: Major economies such as Japan (the world’s third largest) are not in a trading bloc. Our best trading relationships are not within the EU, but outside, with countries like the USA and Switzerland.

MYTH 4. The EU is moving towards the UK’s position on cutting regulation and bureaucracy.

FACT: Once in place, EU directives are highly unlikely to be reformed or repealed. Less than 15% of Britain’s GDP represents trade with the EU yet Brussels regulations afflict 100% of our economy. In 2010, Open Europe estimated EU regulation had cost Britain £124 billion since 1998.

* That's not including the £53M we pay each day.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Always cover your ass!

A man returns home a day early from a business trip. It's after midnight. While en route home he asks the cabby if he would be a witness, as the man suspects his wife is having an affair, and he wants to catch her in the act.

For $100, the cabby agrees.

Quietly arriving home, the husband and cabby tip-toe into the bedroom. The husband switches on the lights, yanks the blanket back, and there is his wife in bed with another man., both stark naked.

The husband puts a gun to the naked man's head.

The wife shouts, "Don't do it, I lied when I told you I inherited money.

He paid for the Landcruiser I gave you.
He paid for our new cabin cruiser.
He paid for your Footy and Cricket Season tickets.
He paid for our house at the lake.
He paid for our country club membership, and he even pays your monthly account"

Shaking his head from side-to-side, the husband lowers the gun.
He looks over at the cabby and says "What would you do?"

The cabby replies, If I was you I'd cover his ass with that blanket before he catches cold."

Sunday, 12 January 2014

I do NOT blame the European Union for Britains troubles.

Why do people fail to differentiate?

This blog, though written from a British perspective could easily be changed to reflect just about any nationality in this world of ours.

For example, it is ridiculous to say I don't like Americans, or I don't like the French. Perhaps it is the way the country reacts to you or your ideas? Then maybe it is their politicians you don't like?

Taking this a step further, do you like your friends and the people around you? Can you see any difference between them and the power-mad, money-mad politicians who run your own country? Of course you can! Would you want others to judge you on the performance of your politicians? Of course you wouldn't!

Have you ever considered that the Americans or the French you don't like are tainted by the way you perceive their politicians to behave?

And, in Britain, we can take this a step further. If you are a Conservative, you may have said, from time to time, that you hate Socialists. And, if you are a Socialist, you may have said, I hate Conservatives. Of course you might have used much stronger language, I know I often do!

But not all Conservatives are right wing bigots, as not all Socialists are left wing bigots. We need, once again, to start differentiating between the politicians, activists, and 'nasty dyed in the wool types' on the one side, and the ordinary man or woman brought up to view people from the other party with suspicion on the other.

I have been a floating voter in my time. I have voted for Conservatives, as I have met many ordinary good working people who have been of that party. I was even a chairman in the Young Conservatives, dammit! My first wife was a Socialist, and, through her, I had met large numbers of decent Socialist people willing to discuss their problems with me and I have voted for their party in the past.

If you must hate, then fine. But try to direct your hatred for the activists and politicians of the opposite party who have ruined this green and pleasant land. And whilst you are about it, why not hold a little of your hatred back for the similar bastards in your own party who have run this wonderful country, with so much wonderful history, into the quagmire that it is in.

It is also important to focus your ire on the guilty party. Let me take just one example of what I mean before ending this blog.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

What is your four year old daughter saying to you?

I found this on Twitter and feel sure the originator won't mind sharing this with my readers as it is so important. If you wrote it and can prove it, please let me know and I will add a link to your website.

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"I’m spending the morning waiting for my car in the repair shop. Four men in flannel (I missed the flannel memo) and I sit around smelling tires and inhaling exhaust fumes while an enchanting little fairy is in constant motion around her daddy. She climbs on him, giggles, turns around, and then she’s back to twirling on the tile.

"She’s bouncing and spinning around in her pink frilly skirt. Her black cable knit tights are sagging around her tiny knees, and her puffy coat makes her arms stand out further than is natural. To top off the ensemble is a shiny crystal tiara. It’s been tacked down to her head with what appears to be about 60 haphazard bobby pins.

"She’s probably four years old. So little, so vulnerable. She doesn’t seem concerned about it as she sings about teapots and ladybugs in her black Mary Janes. I feel myself tear up as I watch her. I tear up as I watch him watch her. She could not possibly know at four what impact this man, his character, or his words will have on her for years to come. And, maybe he doesn’t know either.

"So, to all the daddies with little girls who aren’t old enough yet to ask for what they need from you, here is what we wish you knew:"

Monday, 6 January 2014

Are there any advantages of decriminalising all drugs?

The case for decriminalising drugs – by Milton Freedman PhD.
Posted by Ampers in A Wordpress Rant, Crime, Politics on Saturday, 5 March 2011

Although I have been saying everything he says in the following video, he says it a lot better than me.watch the video and look at some of the benefits I have listed after the video…


This is  an excellent video and I have downloaded it from YouTube and put it on my phone to show others. There is nothing here that I don’t instinctively know and am amazed that everyone else doesn’t know it as well.

I hate hard drugs, I am already hooked on strong coffee and good South African Brandy. This is really too much for me as it is!

But if we took drugs out of the criminal offence bracket there would be no dealers recruiting kids outside of the school gates to get them to deliver drugs in return for payment with drugs.

Muggings and burglaries would go right down as drugs would be cheap enough from Boots or the corner shop.

A&E wings of hospitals would have less injuries to treat, every night and double on weekends because it would no longer be fashionable to take drugs. Like smoking, there would always be the few of course.

The police would be able to live with the cuts as we wouldn’t need half as many as we do now.

Tens of thousands of drug dealers all around Britain would be out of work. Now this bit pleases me!

One could go on, but this is enough, I need another coffee… badly!

Ampers

PS Have I left any advantage out? Please add them in the comments section if you can think of any.

Saturday, 4 January 2014

We can learn from all the races in this world.

Here is an example of the Red Indians of Mongolia who now inhabits the two Americas.

In the USA the politically correct name is "Native American" which I have always found amusing. Why? Because in the cold war, Mongolia was in the USSR so one could have said then, that "the Native American is a Russian"!





There is a battle of two wolves inside us all.

One is evil; it is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, lies, inferiority and ego.

The other is good; It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth.

The wolf that survives and wins? It is the one which you feed.

Ampers