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Here we are at the start of another year high cost of living, VAT increased in a huge jump (it would have been nicer if they had done it half now the rest in 6 months) Fuel is up not just vehicles but housing costs as well, keeping warm and travelling  will be expensive this year. If you add to that the water problems – being charged for an essential commodity by companies that pay dividends but are not so hot on keeping the water pipes or reservoirs in good nick, we are in for a long haul. 

Now take America, if the Gulf oil spill had not happened then the USA would be almost self-sufficient in gas, oil, petrol, maybe even exporting oil.  As it is, all deep-sea drilling seems to have stopped they were finding oil in vast quantaties.  Listening to the financial news this lunchtime, the only people who are gaining are the Speculators, petroleum  exporting countries and the alternative energy businesse’s ummmm!!! All making huge profits at our expense.  The problem with big business and Governments is they don’t really see the effect situations have on the ordinary people, as long as we all pay our taxes and don’t complain we are ok.


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I was rather a naughty boy at school, never in the running to be a prefect or monitor.

My first job was in a stockbrokers earning £3.00 a week. Perhaps there was a chance to extend myself and become a ‘Gecko’ in the financial markets, but I could not drop my tail or hang upside down from the ceiling. I was more of a plodder, not quick or flash and no long tongue flicking in and out. What I did enjoy though, were some pears, usually Bartlet, however Bosc pears were better especially cooked in red wine.

I have continued to plod steadily through life although not always sure. Perhaps I should have been a Monitor after all, with the right crop report, I could have traded places with President Bartlet…  Or perhaps made a few films?

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