We’ve run out of money, let’s treat a stackload more Foreigners on the NHS

So was the gist of a pair of Headlines I saw the other week, and been meaning to mutter something about on this blog ever since.

Anyone else see the logic in this?

Around 26th Feb, George Osborne says “UK has Run out of Money“, and seems to be going ahead with a Fuel Tax rise at a time everyone’s screaming out for him to cut the damn things to stop harming the economy + cut government spending to fund Tax cuts.

Then a few days later, there is the headline “Foreigners to get £20,000 HIV Drugs FREE on the NHS“…. what part of “there’s no money left” don’t they get their heads round?

In Other News……………

Tax Paid to UK Government last year = £590billion

UK Government spending last year = £710billion

An idea for cutting excessive UK spending on Foreign Aid

I had an idea recently (that I forgot to put down until just now with this blog shortly after reading something else) about placing limits on amounts spent on foreign aid….. think it was something along the lines of taking an average figure based on what the USA, Canada, Australia, France & Germany spend… then place a limit on our foreign aid levels not exceeding this average by £250-£500million.

Something still needs to be done about the UK’s Taxes on Petrol & Diesel

The other day I read an article saying it now costs £100 to fill the fuel tank of an average family car.

That means filling your car now costs:

  • £11 more than one of those Amazon Kindle E-Reader gadgets
  • Filling your tank 4 times costs the same as an iPhone 3GS cost me to buy outright on Pay as You Go from the Vodafone Online Store last year, or also the same as an iPAD2 16GB WiFi.
  • Filling it 5 times costs about the same as a near top of the range Panasonic Camcorder + decent sized SDHC card to record the pictures & video’s on.

More articles on UK fuel tax from elsewhere……


Forum spam

This remains a problem that drives webmasters like myself nuts, plenty (but not quite enough) is done about e-mail spammers… but the general opinion is that Law Enforcement & Web Companies don’t give a flying toss about Forum Spam.

Any passing Politicians / Politicians advisors wishing to investigate this problem might want to have a looks at the StopForumSpam Forums to learn about the extent of the problem.