Tag Archives: Syria

CRISIS, WHAT CRISIS?

The following images are collected from various sources and are examples of what British and European Lorry drivers are subjected to every day in Calais.

The people responsible are not penniless, desperate refugees.

They have iPhones, they wear designer clothes and footwear, all but a few are young men and all are supposedly fleeing from countries and regimes to which we have been sending our young men to protect.

These people, according to the mass media are refugees and economic migrants, and women and children are rarely seen among the wave upon wave of violent, angry and demonstrably dangerous young, fit men.

This is the real situation in Calais, and it’s happening right now.

Why should anyone have to fear for their very lives while going about their daily business, and simply trying to make a living?

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A HARD RAIN

What will £508,000 ($766,851 – €706,375) buy today?

For the average person, who may choose to invest it wisely, it would mean that they would never have to worry about money for the rest of their natural lives – for a government, however, it seems a paltry amount when one considers the daily running costs of a county.

For example, £508,000 would pay the average salaries, for one whole year, of:

  • 20 Paramedics
  • 20 Police Officers
  • 20 Teachers
  • 19 Nurses
  • 18 Firefighters
  • 18 Junior Doctors

Alternatively, £508,000 could be spend on a single airstrike on Syria using one RAF Tornado.

The costs of which, when broken down are:

  • £210,000 – A single six-hour mission
  • £88,000 – Four Paveway Bombs
  • £210,000 – Two Brimstone Missiles

 

HELLFIRE AND BRIMSTONE

To a normal person, the choice would be simple as to where the money should be spent, especially as the UK government have been telling us for the past four years, that we are in the grip of austerity, and all need to tighten our belts – and accept without a murmur of protest, a series of pernicious cuts to many of our frontline services, which could have a devastating effect not only the nation’s health, but also on it’s security and safety.