BRITAIN: Cameron’s cronies including friends, party donors and his wife Samantha’s STYLIST – are in line for honours and payouts from taxpayers purse after failing to achieve any of the so called #Austerity targets – @AceNewsServices

#AceNewsReport – Aug.01: A leaked list today reveals 48 friends, aides and remain supporting cabinet ministers are in line for knighthoods and other honours.

Among them are his closest friend and political ally George Osborne who is due to become a companion of honour – and Samantha Cameron’s style guru Isabel Spearman.

Osborne’s close aide Thea Rogers is set for an OBE.

Businessman Ian Taylor who has donated £1.6 million to the Conservative party and around £350,000 to the remain campaign is on the list along wit another big party donor Andrew Cook who gave a £1 million to the party and £300,000 to the remain campaign.

Four cabinet ministers who were firmly in the remain camp are also expected to receive knighthoods – Philip Hammond, Michael Fallon, David Lidington and Patrick McLoughlin.

Will Straw, the director of the remain campaign and son of Labour party grandee Jack Straw has been nominated for a CBE.

There are also 20 serving or former special advisors to Cameron’s government nominated for an OBE.

Even Samantha Cameron’s stylist Isabel Spearman is up for a gong.

The leaked list contains 31 men and 17 women.

John Major was the last Prime Minister to issue resignation honours but the leaked list could reignite criticism over the sytem.

The leak comes just days after it was revealed David Cameron and his cronies could get payoffs costing taxpayers £350,000.

The millionaire ex-PM is in line for a £19,000 goodbye while former Chancellor George Osborne and ex-Justice Secretary Michael Gove may pocket £17,000 each.

The trio, who all left government as flops after the Brexit debacle, are among 30 departing Tories in line for the windfall sums.

Furious critics have demanded they reject the cash.

Labour leadership hopeful Owen Smith said: “It beggars belief that the Tories are taking these bumper payoffs at the same time they are forcing through cuts on to low-paid working families of thousands of pounds a year.

Link : Daily Mirror.

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Thousands March in ` Rome ‘ Against ` Austerity ‘ as ` Police and Protesters Clash ‘ in Pitched Battles ‘

#AceWorldNews – ROME – April 13 – At least 80 people – both police and protesters – have been injured as street battles broke out in Rome, with rocks being flung and police deploying pepper spray.

Thousands took to the street to march against austerity measures.

Blasts and sirens could be heard as a splinter group of masked protesters launched firecrackers, eggs and rocks at police, who defended themselves with shields.

One protester had his hand blown off by a firecracker he was yet to throw.

At least six people were arrested, police said.

RT reported – The march started at roughly 14:00 from Porta Pia, with the crowd stating they were protesting in favor of affordable housing and plans for new labour regulations which would make firing and hiring easier.

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is in the process of making mass economic reforms.

Youth unemployment has risen to well over 40 percent.

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” Money Cannot Be Created or Destroyed “

#AceDebtNews says this was recently sent to my news desk and relates to as they call it “doozy of a working paper “ available to download as PDF if you are willing to pay, basically l thought the following extract from the Washing Posts Wonk Blog says what is really important on austerity, as these two eminently qualified people state their own opinions on austerity of this government!

Governor of the Bank of England Mark CarneyÒscar Jordà of the San Francisco Fed and Alan M. Taylor of the University of California-Davis have a doozy of a working paper out on the macroeconomic effects of austerity. The chart above has the money stat: According to their numbers, the U.K.’s experiment with austerity starting in 2010 led to a 3 percent reduction in growth. If true, that’s a big, big indictment of the Cameron government‘s policies.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2013/09/09/british-austerity-was-even-worse-than-you-thought/

: This is a link to a Money Week Video – Their intention being to sign you up for their magazine – but if time it is well worth a watch – beware you cannot stop it or roll-back just leave and close tab!  This video long and drawn out as it is trying to put fear in us to invest wisely, with them of course and through their financial advisers advice even though they do not state this outright. Also going to the extent of adding a disclaimer to their video, to take independent advice! Also states from their point of view that this country is bankrupt and has been for a very long time!  http://pro.moneyweek.com/myk-eob-tpr123/EMYKP909/?a=5&o=128929&s=133565&u=75227&l=428374&r=MC&g=0&h=true

Spending Rises as Austerity BitesThen thirdly this simple report in the New Statesman that our Chancellor of the Exchequer argues it is nothing to do with his policies, as so many Chancellors have done before over the last 40 years! Then pray tell me whose fault is it ,we have debts totalling X and as a percentage of our GDP they are Y and that we will never repay them as they cost Z . My why not putting figures for XYZ is simple: figures lie and so do politicians! We do not need a statement of what we owe, but we need a solution of what we owe, does anyone have this solution, well of course not, or if they do, then pray tell us all, do it for nothing and admit the truth!

Well read it all if you like and then leave your comments or share:

The Chancellor‘s claim that “the pace of fiscal consolidation has not changed” is not supported by any of the available data.

The Chancellor does not deny that growth has been much weaker than forecast, although it’s worth repeating the scale of this under-performance. In June 2010, the Office of Budget Responsibility predicted that by now the economy would be about 7 per cent larger, driven by a sharp rise in business investment and exports, while the deficit would have fallen by two-thirds. What has actually happened? In fact, GDP has grown at less than a third of that rate, business investment has fallen, and the path of deficit reduction bears no resemblance at all to the original projections (which is, as I’ll elaborate below, a good thing).    

But, the Chancellor argues, this under-performance has nothing to do with fiscal policy:

More at: http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2013/09/what-osborne-wont-admit-growth-has-increased-because-slower-cuts

My Personal View: 

So as with all my articles l will give you my very simple understanding of all that has to be done in 5 very simple lines, l call this my `Five Steps to Becoming Debt Free’ l realise only a few will read it or even understand it, but most of all will never ever agree to it, WHY – simply wanton-greed and this will prevail until people either have nothing, or until they realise that wanting more will lead them into a pit of despair they will never ever get out of …….

Well here are my simple and easy tips:

1. Everyone does not owe anyone anything!

2. They do not want anything!

3. They make do and mend!

4. They only buy what they need!

5. They except the fact to live their life with less not more!

So l leave you with these questions!

If l had never borrowed more than l could afford, would l now be in debt?

If l had never borrowed for things l did not need, would l now be in debt?

So if l had lived my life to satisfy my need , and not my want, would l now be in debt? 

If you answer NO to any of these three question, then stop borrowing and lending more, and learn to manage what you have already borrowed!!!

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#Austerity for Everyone Unless Your Are A Minister of Parliament #Rich/Poor

English: MPS Logo

English: MPS Logo (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

#AceNewsServices says plans to award MPs an 11% pay rise have been criticised across Westminster, with one minister describing them as “utterly incomprehensible”. 

BBC NEWS: 

Parliamentary watchdog Ipsa is set to recommend a rise of £7,600 to £74,000, to come in after the 2015 election.

Ipsa does not need to get the agreement of Parliament to bring in the changes.

But Treasury minister Danny Alexander urged it to reconsider, saying it would be “wholly inappropriate” at a time of curbs on pay in the public sector.

The rise – to come into effect in May 2015 – comes as part of a package of changes to MPs’ salary and benefits which would see some allowances scrapped.

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Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

MPs currently earn a basic salary of £66,396 but the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority is expected to say on Thursday that their pay has fallen behind in recent years and a substantial “one-off” rise is justified.

The BBC’s political correspondent Gary O’Donoghue said Ipsa would conduct a statutory review of pay at the start of the next Parliament, at which point the rise could theoretically be reversed, but this remains unlikely.

‘Preposterous’

All three party leaders disagreed with the move when it was first proposed earlier this year but the watchdog is expected to say it will press ahead with the rise – expected to cost the public purse £4.6m.

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What I’m concerned about is to ensure that the pay is sufficient to attract people from modest backgrounds ”

Jack StrawLabour MP

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English: East entrance of HM Treasury Français : Entrée Est de HM Treasury (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Mr Alexander, Lib Dem Chief Secretary to the Treasury, urged the watchdog to reconsider, saying it must take into account public opinion as well as “the wider economic climate and the climate of people’s living standards”.

It would be “wholly inappropriate for MPs to get such a large pay rise when every other public sector worker sees their pay rises capped at 1%,” he told the BBC’s Andrew Marr show.

Conservative defence secretary Philip Hammond said he would not personally be accepting the pay increase, saying it was the “not the moment” to do so.

“Whatever the rights and wrongs of whether MPs’ pay is too high, too low, comparable to other people, at a time when we are asking people across the public sector – nurses, doctors, teachers – to accept pay restraint, members of Parliament have to be seen to be leading the way,” he told BBC Five Live’s Pienaar’s Politics.

He suggested the Cabinet would take a “collective line” on the issue of whether to accept the rise or not.

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Analysis

image of Alan SoadyAlan SoadyPolitical reporter, BBC News

It is regarded as a no-brainer by MPs that many voters loathe the idea of politicians being paid more, especially at a time of austerity.

The main party leaders conclude that it’s too politically toxic.

But privately a lot of MPs believe a pay rise, however unpalatable to taxpayers, is justified.

Like so many workers, they have seen real-terms pay cuts in recent years (albeit on salaries at least three times the average).

Other perks have also been trimmed since the expenses scandal.

Few are keen to put their head above the parapet, but those who have argue that MPs’ pay has fallen behind that of head teachers, doctors or local council leaders.

The argument goes that people from those middle class professions could be deterred from running for Parliament.

“We could end up with a Commons full of toffs and nerds,” a former MP once said to me, adding that this would not be an unedifying combination.

But no matter how many arguments are put forward in favour of a hefty pay rise for MPs, it’s not going to be an easy one to sell to the public.

Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls told the Dermot Murnaghan show on Sky News that the proposed increase was “preposterous” and he could not defend it at a time when people were facing a “cost of living” crisis.

But former Labour foreign secretary Jack Straw, who is retiring as an MP in 2015, said the party leaders could not complain about the decision after handing responsibility over to an outside body.

“What I’m concerned about is to ensure that the pay is sufficient to attract people from modest backgrounds who have not inherited a house, who don’t have family or personal income, but who are going to make a career out of politics,” he said.

And Conservative backbencher Sir Peter Bottomley said it was sensible for MPs’ pay to be set by an outside body at the start of each Parliament, with a regard to how to attract MPs from all walks of life.

“The only way MPs could overturn this is to defy their leaders and pass a law saying Ipsa is abolished or it will be ignored,” he said. “That’s impractical given the public interest in setting up Ipsa first.”

Tea and biscuits

A Downing Street spokeswoman said MPs’ pay was “a matter for Ipsa” but ministers believed the “cost of politics should be going down, not up”.

Ipsa previously said it had looked at increasing the current salary of £66,396 to anywhere between £73,365 and £83,430, but opted for a lower figure “in recognition of the current difficult economic circumstances”.

After 2015, it proposes that MPs’ wages would increase annually in line with average UK earnings.

At the same time as recommending a pay rise, the watchdog is also expected to announce a squeeze on pensions and the resettlement grants that MPs are given when they leave Parliament.

The amount that MPs have to contribute to their pensions is set to increase while MPs’ final salary scheme is expected to be downgraded to a career average in line with the rest of the public sector.

Other changes would also see a £15 dinner allowance and claims for tea and biscuits scrapped. And it would mean taxpayer-funded taxis were only permitted after 23:00.

There would also be a crackdown on claims made for running second homes, with costs such as TV licences and contents insurance no longer being met.

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New Name for Cuts to Public Services is #austerity – According to the Edict of Cameron

A consensus is at last emerging for fundamental reform of our public services. For the government, Nick Clegg, Danny Alexander, Theresa May and Frances Maude have all made the case over recent months for policies based on outcomes not inputs – where success is defined by the health of the nation and the level of crime, not just the number of nurses and police officers.http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/oct/02/austerity-government-approach-public-services-cuts

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Manchester cave dwellers: Out of sight, out of mind – Comment – Voices – The Independent

Not virtual reality any more but real life!

Not virtual reality any more but real life!

When you read articles like this one you think you must be reading a story from the third world, maybe Bangladesh or similar! But NO this is about homeless men and women living close to Stockport, Greater Manchester, that’s right, here in the UK!

Yesterday l heard about Ipsos awards a 15% pay rise to people on salaries of £66,000 or more, as they cannot live on this amount!

Trying living on the streets of Greater Manchester for a while and see how that feels!

But of course we have a government and a Chancellor who says we are in in this together, well these two small comparisons, show that we are not and it is a lie! Of course well is it not this government that coined the word #austerity, well let them have their cake and eat it, and may it taste foul in their mouths, as the come to terms with what other people suffer!

Oh l know some that will read this post and this excellent article and say we cannot change these people they are oblivious to other peoples pain, but l say this that one man started a revolution and his name was Jesus and as the story goes he will return!

Or maybe just maybe he is watching all this and already preparing for his “Second Coming” when these people will be judged that judged others wanting!

Manchester cave dwellers: Out of sight, out of mind – Comment – Voices – The Independent.

The cost of just hiring a deputy to assist the GM’s Police Chief during these times of #austerity

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