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Chancellor Darling's PBR Cancels Christmas And The Future

Both the USA and Britain are in a debt crisis that dwarfs the catastrophe of climate change. Other developed nations are crippled by debt and their Public Sector Borrowing Requirement but not completely hamstrung yet. Read how government borrowing by means of selling bonds to finance out of control public spendingis dragging us into the abyss.

Chancellor Darling PBR Cancels Christmas And The Future
by Ian R Thorpe
2009-12-16
CREATIVE COMMONS: Attribute, non commercial, no derivs.
KEYWORDS: economy, crisis, finance, debt, interest, currecny, inflation, gold, markets, government, politics, bank, nations

. At this time last year we wrote in our other journal Boggart Blog "Chancellor darling you saved our Christmas" after the Chancellor's 2.5% cut in VAT enabled us all to stop worrying about the economic crisis, climate change, war, the future and everything and enjoy the festive season. Or so the government's spin machine would have had us believe.

This year however, now that we have had time to digest the Pre Budget Report (PBR) Chancellor Darling delivered a couple of weeks ago in which he spoke optimistically of the prospects of a recovery, a return to growth and the restoration of our right to borrow money and spend insanely in the pursuit of happiness. And having tried to digest the mix of your optimistic words and the unpalatable figures they served to conceal it is clear Mr. Darling was not just being economical with the truth but downright miserly.

The fact is the government can only se a way out of its debt crisis by forcing us all into such deep debt our lives will be owned by our creditors and we will be reduced to a state resembling medieval serfdom.

The economic miracle of this country's transformation between 1979 and 2007 from a nation that made and sold stuff to a nation that sold debt and pulled wealth out of a top had was an illusion. There was no economic miracle, just a willingness on the part of government and the banks to borrow from the future in order to finance growth. The labour party having performed that trick more successfully since 1997 that the Conservatives did between 1979 and 1997 are now trying to hoodwink us with it again. Along with the global carbon taxes that will be proposed in whatever political confidence trick emerges from the Copenhagen Climate Conference, the only plan governments in the developed world have to deal with the financial meltdown is to get us all borrowing to spend again.

How can they do that? By borrowing money of course. The trick might have stood some chance of success were anybody still willing to lend at favourable interests rates. That is what these governments are trying to do. It will not work because the international banks whose success was built on investing in assets that had no substance, i.e. bundles of debt secured against assets the value of which had been inflated beyond reality for accounting purposes, specifically to make dodgy balance sheets look good and facilitate more borrowing.

The global economy, that economic perpetual motion engine the politicians and academics promised would lead humanity through the next stage in our "ascent to the light" was in fact nothing but a gigantic Ponzi scheme. So long as money keeps being pumped in the investors can be paid their dividend and so long as the investors are getting their money they are happy are happy.

Sounds perfect, too good to be true in fact. So where did it all go wrong.

Things began to go wrong a long time ago, before anyone outside the world of economics academe had heard of Milton Friedman or monetarism. We could finger 1971, the year the USA abandoned the gold standard but that would be a bit unfair. Giving up the pretence that at a secret location somewhere in he USA there existed a heavily guarded vault where was stored THE GOLD. This myth of THE GOLD allowed people to believe there was a bit of gold in that vault for every United States Dollar in circulation. The myth was what enable the world to have confidence in the $US as the world's trading currency. Strangely for years after the American government had finally admitted, as other governments had decades earlier that there was no enough gold in the world to underwrite all the dollars in circulation.

Everything has a value, the economists said, so why not underwrite bank notes with stuff. Instead of the words printed on currency notes, "I promise to pay the bearer on demand the sum of " implying a promise to give the person holding the bank note a bit of gold so tiny that as sure as eggs are eggs they would lose it on the way home why not promise to give them some eggs or cheese or butter or a car or bricks or coal or potatoes. The idea sounded great on paper, it would free commodities to find their own value in the markets and trade would increase for ever as people traded stuff using paper as the means of exchange.

It soon became clear that like the banknotes nobody could swap for a bit of gold, the new economic policy was not worth the paper it was printed on.

What nobody had noticed however was that while we were all swapping our lives for bits of paper somebody else, somebody too clever by half but lacking life experience in the real world, had thought that instead of earning a modest but steady living by making real stuff we could leave all that dirty hands work to the developing nations like China, India and Japan while we all got rich selling each other money.

There was a problem with this. Because we had to buy all our stuff from China, India and Japan and all those places we had exported our manufacturing industry to we owed them a lot of money. So what did we do we borrowed money (or to put it a more technical way, we sold bonds which is a way of borrowing from the future) to pay our bills. And who bought the bonds? China, India and Japan and all those countries to which we had outsourced the task of catering to our expensive consumer habit. Because the west has allowed manufacturing to decline so much the money we are happy to sell to and buy from each other isn't very appealing to the manufacturing nations of the east. We have forgotten how markets work and our creditors are no dummies. "We don't want your money, every time you pay for stuff with your money we find the value has dropped so we can buy less off the stuff we need like oil, iron, copper. You must pay the interest you owe on our bond holdings in GOLD.

You may see for yourselves what is happening. Every month when the interest payments on government bonds falls due there is a spike in the gold price as western nations have to pay whatever is asked in order to buy enough gold to avoid default on their obligations. And who do you think owns the gold we must buy every month to pay China, India and Japan the interest we owe them? China, India and Japan or course.

So we could look at the day the world's most powerful economy admitted the myth of THE GOLD as the point when the current problems started. Or we could look further back. Someone once said those who do not learn from history's mistakes are condemned to repeat them. Politicians are notorious for not learning from history's mistakes. They prefer to rewrite history books rather than reading them (this is particularly true of politicians of the left.)

If we look back at other recessions we see a pattern emerge. It is when employment figures come out of freefall and level off, when stock markets stabilise and begin to climb out of the abyss and when economics ministers announce the economy has turned the corner and is set to expand rapidly as the national economy continues its climb onward and upward that the real trouble starts. This time it is wore than it has ever been before and much worse for Britain than for America, Canada, Australia and other industrialised nations of the EU. Britain's economic meltdown has been exacerbated by the way that as well as following policies that inflated a debt led bubble economy Gordon Brown in his years as both Prime Minister and Chancellor has enthusiastically followed the Thatcherite policy of selling off national assets to fund government vanity projects.

When Chancellor darling now talks of rebuilding the economy he forgets we will have to sell bonds money from China, India, Japan and the rest to buy the building materials. And the interest on those debts will add to the national indebtedness which is on the point of starting to expand exponentially.

How come The Daily Stirrer is the only place you will read such a pessimistic analysis. How come the mainstream media are not tearing the government apart in a bloodfest you ask.

Easy, this journal is written by a bunch of old gits who no longer need to earn a living and a few young mavericks who have been let down by the government and see their aspirations evaporating (and we will protect their identities at all costs). It costs about 10 a month to keep The Daily Stirrer online which will not break any of us and so we can say what we like. Newspapers run on debt, they are at the mercy of their creditors, the banks. The banks, like the government want to persuade you to start borrowing against the future to fund lavish lifestyles again in order to kick start the economy. Independent television is in the same boat. The BBC while nominally independent is at the mercy of the government which only has to threaten to divert funds from television licence fees elsewhere to head off to honest a critique of the government's mismanagement of the economy.

OK so now you will have enough faith in us to want to know more. What will happen in 2010? The big danger is inflation. The value of the GB and the US$ have fallen in real terms by about 25% in 2009 against vital commodities such as grain and metals. America has its own problems with the arrested adolescents in The White House still believing the economy runs on monopoly money, meanwhile in the UK the global financial markets have already shown their concern at Chancellor darling's plans to return the economy to grown and to fund the month on month deficit by borrowing. Prices of UK bonds in world markets have fallen sharply. Now the way bonds work is that when prices fall the interest rate effectively rises. Also a fall in the price undermines confidence in the currency and economy. So the Bank Of England has to buy in its own bonds to keep the price up. We are in a tailspin, each time we borrow money by selling bonds just to stay afloat we ensure a need to borrow more money to pay the interest on our borrowings.

There have been noises about Britain losing its credit rating, AAA with Standard and Poor's, the highest. Even fears of that happening are enough to prompt our creditors to seek higher interest rates when they buy our bonds. So we are heading for a situation where the need to buy in our bonds that pay low interest in order to stop the currency collapsing we are selling bonds on which in the future the nation must pay a higher rate of interest. Anybody with UK bond holdings and some spare cash to invest is going to run hands together gleefully and say "Yes, we'll have some of that."

This article does not begin to cover a hundredth part of the trouble the UK economy is in and we do not know yet how many more problems Gordon Brown will create by promising to give vast sums annually to poor nations to help combat climate change.

Do not be fooled by the optimistic noises about the economy being made by the government and bankers. The only way they can possibly get us out of his mess in by selling al least half of us into slavery or medieval serfdom.

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Since the second division leaders' debate last week, The SNP's Nicola Sturgeon has been leading the news every day. With Labour facing wipeout by the nationalists in Scotland, the possibility of a Labour / SNP coalition along the lines of the Conservative / Lib Dem coalition that has governed since 2010 has become the obsession of the media.

Leaked EU - TTIP document: Destruction of Democracy planned
A new leaked European Commission proposal which if implemented would form part of the EU-US Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) treaty currently being negotiated in secret between Brussels and Washington, EU member state legislative proposals will be subjected to vetting by corporate lawyers for potential impacts on private business interests first.

Self-Loathing Sweden Should Only Welcome Persecuted Immigrants, Instead They Invite The Persecutors Too.
We have covered immigration problems in Europe extensively, but the European country that demonstrates how wide the gap between ordinary people and the ruling eilte has become is Sweden where the politically correct governing coalition's immigration and social policies seem to indicate the elite are engaged in a genocide campaign against ethnic Swedes

The Greek "White Knight" Emerges: Putin To Give Athens €5 Billion For Advance Gas Pipeline Fees

With Greece teetering on the edge of insolvency and forced to raid pension and most other public funds, ahead of another month of heavy IMF repayments which has prompted even the ECB to speculate Greece should introduce a parallel "IOU" currency, a white knight has appeared out of nowhere for Greece,

The Public Interest to Protect Powerful Paedophiles
The Director of Public Prosecutions has decided that it would not be in the public interest to prosecute serial paedophile Greville Janner, for many years the leader of the Zionist lobby in the UK. I presume that his convenient senility is the reason for non-prosecution ...

Reasons Why This Pagan Will Not Vote Labour, Conservative Or Liberal Democrat.
As we prepare to vote in a General Election that we are told will change British Politucs forever, Ian looks at a choice of three main parties that basically offer the same set of globalist, multiculturalist policies and consideres which way a pagan should vote.

The Truth - Labour Privatized The NHS between 1997 and 2010, Now Their Toxic Policies Are Bankrupting It
In the run up to the 2015 UK General Election, and without doubt beyond, one of the great political controversies will focus on the future of the national Health Service (NHS). While most voters consider The Conservatives to be the party of private profit and thus consider Labour a better choice to look after the NHS, Labour has in fact done more, and more damagingly, to privateize health services

NHS executives 'earn £35 million in pay rises' despite funding crisis
While Labour, Lib Dem and Green politicians accused the Conservatives of starving the NHS of cash,and as many Hospital Trusts faced financial problems and having to cut back on standards of care given to patients, we are learning that NHS bosses awarded themselves over £35 million in pay rises during the worst financial year in the history of the service.

Germany Needs A Revolution, Anti-Islam Campaigner Tells PEGIDA Supporters in Dresden
Dresden, Germany heard controversial Dutch politician Geert Wilders address them last night, as the group rebuilds momentum ground after weathering vicious and untrue attacks from German mainstream media, and physical violence from the usual left wing rent-a-mob thugs who always turn out to deny the right of free speech to those who opposed their views.

Anti-Science – The Church Of Scienceology's Latest Pejorative Term For People Who Think And Question.
We are not the only web site to take exception to accusations of being anti - science and all the other pejorative terms used by the Church Of Scienceology disciples to deflect criticism from independent minded people who are smart anough to ask Cui Bono? Which corporate business benefits.

Corporate Capitalism Has Replaced Democracy In Western Nations.
Although this is about the UK General Election in 2015 it has much wider relevance, concerning what is happening in the democratic societies of the developed nation. For that reason this look at how corporate capitalism is usurping democracy and individual freedom will also be relevant long after that election in May 2025.

World War Three? Kiev Reinvades Donbass, Deliberate Provocation Trashed Minsk Agreement
When America wants to provoke Russia it uses proxies, a rabble in Libya, Islamic fundamentalists in Syria and Iraq and neo - Nazi thugs in Ukraine. So far Russia has resisted the urge to kick Obama in the balls, but sooner or later the Russia - China - Iran alliance will respond.

Who Runs America? US Federal Trade Commission Takes Orders From Google
Barak Obama runs America surely, you might well be thinking. We would argue that no US President since Eisenhower has truly run the USA. But the latest revelation of how cosy the Obama Administration has become with corporate business, to the extent that government departments are taking instruction from Google will shock even the most cynical Americans

Rhodes Statue Defaced As South Africa Slides Back Into Primitive Tribalism
A statue of colonial leader Cecil Rhodes at the University of Cape Town has been removed after students launched an uncompromising campaign to have the British explorer and businessman expunged from history. Protesters poured red paint on the bronze figure and danced on the plinth as the statue was lifted off on Friday.

Punish Climate Change Liars" Demands Climate Change Liar
Over the years my scepticism about global warming and attempts to initiate intellgent discussion of the dodgy science based on mathematical models that forms the basis of the Warmageddonist case, versus much less alarming projections based on data from real world observations haveearned me accusations of being a child murderer. Not only that, some of the lefties who support climate fascism have demanded the death penalty for people who disagree with them. And yet they think it unfair to punish certain child rapists and murderers. Hypocrites.

US Soldiers Forced To Sit Through P C 'White Privilege Presentation. Not Happy Bunnies
The U.S. Army is investigating an unauthorized diversity training presentation on “white privilege” shown to hundreds of Georgia soldiers, USA Today reported, citing an Army spokeswoman. The Equal Opportunity training presentation was shown to about 400 soldiers of the 67th Signal Battalion at Fort Gordon on Thursday, according to Captain Lindsay Roman.

Britain's Racist Future: Labour Set To Throw Selection On Merit Out The Window
With four weeks to go until a General Election that could change the face of Britain forever, the Labour Party, which hopes to be elected to govern this great and proud nation, has unveiled a set of policies that would make minorities into privileged castes and relegate the white Working and middle classes to the status of second class citizens. Could you vote for a party that hates your country, your party and YOU?

Now We Know Why Huge TPP Trade Deal Is Kept Secret From the Public
A key section of the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement has been leaked to the public. The New York Times has a major story on the contents of the leaked chapter, and it's as bad as many of us feared. Now we know why the corporations and the Obama administration want the TPP, a huge "trade" agreement being negotiated between the United States and 11 other countries, kept secret from the public until it's too late to stop it.

Judge Cuts 20 Year Old's Rape Sentence By 15 Years Because 'He Did Not Mean To Hurt 3-Year-Old Victim
It could only happen in the land of politically correct twattery of course, while here in the UK Labour Party supporters and the Islington Screechers corps wail and gnash their teeth over the fact that pedophiles are denied fulfillment and must be given the right to fuck four year olds, in California the judiciary are acting to rectify the situation ...

Teacher Forced To Resign For 'Sharing' Material Critical Of Obama And His Beloved Muslim Terrorists
The supporters of the wannabe King of the American Empire like to describe themselves as 'liberal', 'progressive', and left wing. If they were really any of those things they would not be as fanatically committed to the idea of suppressing free speech as they are.

US Presidents Of The Past warned Against Secret, Shadow Government. By now it should be obvious that peacemake, joybringer and putative aquatic pedestrian Barack Hussein Obama was never really in charge of the US Government. Whatever Obama said would happen, all the American government's policies ensured the opposit would happen. The embedded article thows some light on how the US government really works

Google Meets White House Officials Every Week Why?
... Given the close relationship the company has with the Obama administration, an administration which has shown itself to be severely "truth challenged," in its dealings with the public, this is of some concern.

Indiana pizza shop closes after anti-gay marriage comments; donations pour in


An Indiana pizza shop owner’s anti-gay marriage stance is paying off. Online supporters donated more than $33,000 in three hours to Memories Pizza after the pie maker’s controversial pledge not to cater same-sex weddings spawned a wave of criticism.

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