Author: Tony Peters

The EU – when will the British public get angry?

Austerity stalks the EU land, but for those that live in the ivory towers of Brussels the gravy train keeps chugging along. The EU that imposes all sorts of Green diktats and taxes on the long suffering British public has decided that its own officials are above such limitations and concerns. They are too important for such restrictions to apply to them. [adsenseyu1]They are to be given access to private jets at our expense to fly around the world on their oh so important business. A deal has been struck by the EU with a Belgian firm ‘Abelag’ to...

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UK is back in recession

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show that the UK’s economy shrank in the first three months of the year by 0.2%. This on top of the last three months of 2011 showing a drop of 0.3% means that the UK is in a technical recession. [adsenseyu1]As the previous period of recession is quite recent the UK is also in a ‘double dip’ recession, the first since the 1970s – very bad news for the government and the current occupier of No11 Downing Street, George Osborne. There was however a slight increase in the services industry...

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Just what we need-more military threats from North Korea

As the world ponders its economic future and austerity keeps ratcheting tighter, in steps North Korea with a threat to reduce South Korea’s government ‘to ashes’ in under four minutes. [adsenseyu1]North Korea’s military made the statement over its state media and just further increases tension between the two states already separated by the 38th parallel, just about the most militarised zone in the world. The North Koreans have already shown how willing they are to resort to force when they sank a South Korean warship two years ago. Having recently failed in an attempt to test what many believe...

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Rosberg heads the pack during civil unrest in Bahrain

Nico Rosberg set the pace at the Bahrain International Circuit on Friday with Lewis Hamilton back in fourth place. But the Bahrain F1 race is now not about winners and losers but all about politics, civil unrest and money. And it will probably be remembered that way with those who stand on the podium at the end of the two hour race fading in importance. [adsenseyu1]Two of the F1 teams, Force India and Sauber, have reported that they have had close encounters with the violence and rioting, but still the F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone insists that the race will...

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