Saturday, 28 November 2009

An Eye-Opening "Must Read" Book

I make no secret of the fact that I think the UK would be better off making our own rules and decisions and letting Europe get on with messing itself up but even for me this book was an eye-opener.

The book is written in two parts, one putting Britain's membership of the EU in historical context, along with statistics as to where the money goes and how much being in the EU is costing each and every one of us (pretty shocking statistics even for an already convinced Eurosceptic like myself).

The second part describes several  accounts of how people and industries in different walks of life have fared in a fictitious Britain in 2020, having left the EU 10 years previously. It doesn't make out everything would be plain sailing if it happens but the benefits all seem realistic, and , in many cases plain, common sense. The conclusion seemed to be pretty much what I have always thought which, in my own non-political type speak is, if we make stuff they want to buy, the EU will still trade with us whether we are members or not, and vice versa, but without us having to be ruled by them.

Clearly I am going to enjoy a book which not only agrees with but actually enhances my own views, but having an open mind would like to read an account offering an alternative view, if one exists. At the moment the only benefit of EU membership or the UK that I can think of is if I went on a road trip around Europe I'd only have to change my sterling into one single currency.

The book is published by the Taxpyers Alliance, who are dedicated to ensuring we receive value for money for the taxes we pay , whether they be UK or EU imposed. They sent me it totally free of charge, order yours from HERE now, and open your own eyes to how much extra in taxes and shopping prices that you are paying to be a member of something that previous generations fought and died to keep us out of.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Not Really Appropriate

On Sunday whilst stopping for a coffee during Xmas shopping in Southampton's West Quay shopping centre I watched a few minutes of a fund raising show being put on in aid of the charity Wessex Cancer . One particular guy was doing a pretty good Sinatra-esque performance. However, in view of the charity involved he could of made a better choice of song than " I've Got You Under My Skin".

Not to be outdone, not that she was liklely to have seen it, on her Radio 2 show yesterday morning Sarah Kennedy dedicated a record to the flood victims in Cumbria, and sympathetically chose Susan Boyle singing "Cry Me A River".

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

You Can't Always Believe Your Eyes

How cool is this?

I guarantee it won't be quite what you're expecting.

And once you've seen the ending you'll want to watch it again (and again) to work out all the other bits you never noticed first time round.

CHOP CUP from :weareom: on Vimeo.