Each time yet another revelation is released by the press, exposing dodgy politicians, unsavoury charity workers, tinsel town gropers, industrial fat cats or spouse bashing individuals, we should be thankful that we do still have a ‘free press’ in the UK.
Only last week a certain politician warned, when asked legitimate questions which any honest high profile politician would answer, that the press should be very afraid because when he becomes Prime Minister, ‘changes are coming’.
Someone who is known to have admired and supported the IRA, the governments of Venezuela, Cuba and Russia, should be honest and open and not ride the unquestioning social media soap box.
This threat, rather gave the game away that the current Leader of HM’s Opposition, is not a well-meaning cuddly old foggy, but a wolf in sheep’s clothing.
He clearly warned that if he were ever to move into No 10 Downing Street, he and his comrades would do their best to close down newspapers which question his motives and are critical of the hard – left changes they plan to unleash upon British society. A dangerous threat which should be noted when the importance of an open and free press has never been more essential.
It has always puzzled me as to why those who so obviously hate the traditional British way of life, our Monarchy, sovereignty of Parliament and democracy, do not up sticks and go and live in the countries they so admire. I am sure they would be welcomed with open arms in Venezuela, Russia or even hard-line federalist European Union countries such as Germany and France.
Sadly no, they are determined to reduce Great Britain to the questionable standards of their idols, and do their best to re-write British history to suit their agenda. They ridicule past politicians whose shoes they are not worthy to polish, and encourage a sense of entitlement and militancy with their warped and dishonest rhetoric.
Perhaps the Prime Minister should start by commandeering a large vessel onto which she can dispatch the likes of Blair, Branson, Clark, Osbourne, Miller, the hierarchy of the CBI, lesser assorted MPs such as Soubry, some civil servants, and anyone else ignoring the will of the people and result of the Referendum. Many politicians appear to have forgotten they are the servants of the people not our masters.
Whether there is a proverbial plank opposite the embarkation gangway is optional, but I know what I would do. Anyway, this shipment of miscellaneous individuals should be set adrift and the UK drawbridge pulled up behind them.
Our mothers and grandmothers got it right with their view that everything in the house which is submersible, should be scrubbed and boiled. From bedlinen, towels, dishcloths and underclothes, to utensils, chopping boards, coffee pots and serving dishes, they were all boiled and scrubbed to within an inch of their lives.
Disinfectant was for scrapped knees, and use in the cow shed and dairy. Bleach was used sparingly as it plays havoc with the biological breakdown in the sewage works.
A biomedical scientist from Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne, Dr Clare Lanyon reported in the Daily Telegraph that we are wasting money on antibacterial wipes and sprays, ‘because germs can replicate themselves in just 20 minutes’.
She went on to report that good old soap and hot water are far more effective for cleaning surfaces and the rest, than any of these products. We already know household ‘wipes’ endanger the environment, and most sprays and cleaning fluids cause breathing and health problems, so Dr Lanyon’s research should be taken very seriously.
My mother boiled and scrubbed everything. We still have a large trunk in the cellar packed with huge square bars of soap, which she acquired during the War and guarded with her life for daily use in the now long gone dairy, and in the house.