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Below are some policies that will make Britain great and give the EU and others a greater incentive to do business with us.

As large corporations are experts at tax avoidance, change the system so that they run after the authorities rather than the authorities having to run after them. Specifically, a stamp duty on all credit transactions between limited liability entities. There would be no penalties for non-payment, but if the transaction is not “insured” by the stamp duty being paid before giving credit, the debt will be unenforceable in British Courts.

Foreign court rulings on contractual debt would only be subject to secondary enforcement in the UK if the stamp duty is paid. Other countries could enter into NEW mutual enforcement treaties with us on a basis of each country charging 50% of its normal rate stamp-duty. Absent such new treaties, the full amount would be required at the time of issuing credit even if it be for secondary enforcement of a cross-border debt.

At first blush, this might drive creditors offshore, but it would encourage debtors to bring their assets onshore. This, in turn, might appear to make Britaina haven for debt evasion. However, once the debtors start bringing their debt here, the creditors will know of the risk and will follow suit by paying the stamp duty in future. So the whole process will all sort itself out as the effects and consequences become clear.

Any stamp duty payments made during the course of the year may be deducted from the corporation tax bill or their business rates (but not double-dipped). But may not be carried over. In practice, this will mean that in any given year, companies will pay the greater of their (Corporation Tax + Business Rates) or Annual Total Stamp Duty. This means that UK based companies and high street retailers would no longer be at a competitive disadvantage.

Allow capital expenditure for production equipment to be deducted immediately until down to zero (but no rebates).

Minimum income-tax thresholds to be raised. (The idea should be sold to potential investor-employers as de facto subsidy on employment of people in the UK as they can deliver a higher net salary for less gross. The low value of sterling should also be exploited by our trade organizations for the same purpose – especially to encourage film-making here.)

Treat all UK residents (whether citizens or not) as equal for tax purposes.

Disallow tax rebates for the act of making works of art available to the public. It’s a joke and it doesn’t really serve the public interest.

Set local policing levels in boroughs or counties in proportion to the following formula: Crime rate * Population * (total income tax revenue / total market value of residential properties)

Allow certain pre-listed categories of skilled employees from non-EU countries to work in the UK with a minimum of bureaucracy. No complex points system, just a simple listing of approved skills.

National curriculum to change. Core subjects to include computer programming in various computer languages and scripting languages (age 9 upward) and logic design (age 11 upward) Don’t be afraid to challenge our kids. They WANT to succeed. Also, Chinese to be taught as first foreign language and then a choice between Korean or Japanese. We will need to be able to communicate with our new trading partners! This will signal your resolve both to the Pacific Tigers themselves and to our European neighbours. (This is in addition to bringing back grammar schools.)

All internal UK flights for Heathrow to land at RAF Northolt and set up a baggage and shuttle service between Northolt and Heathrow for international connections. This will solve the immediate congestion problem and could be implemented within WEEKS! Fast rail link to be built ASAP – if possible, using Inductrack. Heathrow can still get a third runway at a later stage, but this preliminary measure alone should massively alleviate overcrowding.

HS2 to use Inductrack passive maglev.

Make company directors and senior decision-makers (at least in PLC companies) liable, in the second position (after the company itself in the case of insolvency or liquidation), for company debts in those cases where it can be proven on the balance of probabilities that the company unreasonably took on those debts or later acted in a manner such as to significantly impair its capacity to pay those debts (if said action occurred on the watch of said decision-makers).

Abolish pre-pack liquidation. It rips off legitimate creditors, does nothing to protect jobs and facilitates fraud by crooked businesses and neo-resurgent “long firms”.

Limit the capacity of private companies to sue the government under trade agreements in cases where it can be proven – on the balance of probabilities – that the contract was substantially deleterious to the taxpayers’ interests and that this fact would have been foreseeable to a reasonable party on a basis of the information available at the time to the respective parties (i.e. only if (a) both parties would have been in a reasonable position to foresee it and (b) the damage to the taxpayer’s interest was substantial and financially significant would the government be able to default or unilaterally amend the terms without liability to the private company

Make it a criminal offence to make a false age-claim to qualify for – or assist another in qualifying for – refugee status, punishable by imprisonment and deportation. Make the makers for false declarations liable as accessories for any other crimes committed in the UK by the person(s) they assist until such time as they disclose the truth about their misrepresentations or the person is re-admitted after truthful self-disclosure or discovery.

 

The true story of the murder or Rachel Nickell by Robert Napper and the attempts by the police to put Colin Stagg in the frame.

(If you are based in Britain, click on the image on the left, or on the title, to buy The Wimbledon Common Murder: The Shocking Story of How an Innocent Man Nearly Got Sent down for Life! If you decide to join audible.co.uk, please make this book your first purchase.)

To those who think that the British criminal justice system is superior to the American legal system – this book will serve as a rude awakening!

The shocking story of an innocent man who spent 13 months on remand and 14 years in limbo because of police shenanigans and the incompetence of a psychologist working with them. Colin Stagg spent thirteen months in jail awaiting trial for the murder of Rachel Nickell – a crime he did not commit. The case against him was weak from the outset, but was a classic example of the way in which facts can be misrepresented in the hands of professionals, be they lawyers, psychologists or police officers.


When the case against Stagg collapsed, his life was made a living hell by the tabloid press, portraying him as a man who had got away with murder. Police leaks, and a book by a psychologist who had assisted them, led to the ongoing perception that Stagg was a murderer. This nightmare carried on for fourteen years until a “cold case review” identified faults in the original investigation. This culminated in the identification of the real culprit – a man who had indeed slipped through the net and gone on to kill again…

(If you are based in the United States, click on the image on the right, or the title to buy The Wimbledon Common Murder: The Shocking Story of How an Innocent Man Nearly Got Sent down for Life!  If you decide to join audible.com, please make this book your first purchase.)

 
 Here’s an interesting thought experiment:

1) Using publicly available sources, calculate the number of Arabs and Muslims killed by Israel and Zionists and the Yishuv since the start of the modern Zionist movement.

2) Using publicly available sources, calculate the number of Arabs killed by their fellow Arabs and Muslims.

3) Now, to avoid the exaggerations that sometimes occur in these statistics, subtract 10% from the figure from item (2) and treat the revised figure as the number of Arabs and Muslims actually killed by their fellow Muslims.

4) Now calculate 1% (one percent) of the figure in item (2), subtract it from the figure in item (1) and treat THAT revised figure as the figure for the number of Arabs and Muslims killed by Israel and Zionists.

5) Now, based on these calculations answer the following two questions:

(A) How many Arabs and Muslims have been killed by Jews and Zionists since the start of the modern Zionist movement?

(B) How many Arabs and Muslims have been killed by their fellow Arabs and Muslims?

Please add your figures in a comment below and share the results with your friends. Also feel free to Like and link to this page here and in social media and bookmarks.

Please add your figures in a comment below and share the results with your friends. Also feel free to Like and link to this page here and in social media and bookmarks. Also feel free to mention it in your blogs and link to it, if you agree with its message.

 

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There comes a time in a man’s life when he must put his dreams on hold and start working hard to make a living. Or rather, there comes a time in a man’s life when he realizes this fact. For me that day has come. (That it took me so long is another story!!!!!)

 

As a result of this, I have created two new websites. One for my copywriting activities and the other for my copy editing and proofreading services.

The Professional Copywriting Service is a London-based copywriting team offering a comprehensive range of copywriting services, including business writing, financial public relations, report writing, technical writing, advertising and ghost-writing.

The proofreading and copy editing services that I offer are quite wide-ranging, covering everything from ebooks for the Kindle and Smashwords, through print-on-demand books via CreateSpace and Lulu, to books for publishing houses, articles for scholarly journals, blogs, company reports, charity reports, text books, internet content, etc.

 

See yourself as the next Bob Dylan? Maybe you’ve got a songwriting partner and you want to become the next Lennon and McCartney? Or maybe you’re more of a Burt Bacharach/Hal David type? Or Holland-Dozier-Holland. Maybe even a Mark Knopfler?

Well it doesn’t really matter, because whether you’re into writing soulful ballads, funky hip-hop, heavy rock or  enigmatic songs that defy categorization, this is the course for you!

Tamara Tamara Barschak is a pianist, composer, piano teacher, film-maker and all round creative person whom I have known for many years and she is making her years of experience and training in the creative music arts available to those who want to learn the art (and science) of songwriting. If you have ever dreamed of writing that great song that lingers – barely half-formed – in your mind, now is your chance to learn from an accomplished expert who has a vast range of experience in all kinds of music: classical, jazz, bosanova, blues, pop and rock.

Tamara is qualified and experienced in teaching all aspects of musicianship and music theory. The course – carefully devised by Tamara herself and based on her years of experience as a songwriter and music teacher – includes lyric writing, lyrical genres, musical genres, melody, metre, tempo, traditional song structure and variations of structure… i.e. those rare, exceptional songs that break the rules and get away with it!

Tamara has taught music students of all levels, ages and abilities and as some one who has learned from her myself – and written songs with her – I can attest to the fact that her diversity of range and background in music and teaching makes her the ideal teacher  for the creative skill of songwriting.

“Creativity itself cannot be taught,” Tamara explained to me, when I first studied at her feet (figuratively speaking), “but if even the merest hint or spark of creativity is already there, it can be nurtured, fed, fueled and channeled by the teaching (and learning) of rules, principles and their inevitable exceptions.” And it is precisely in the teaching of these  rules and principles – and the art of identifying the exceptions to those rules and principles – that Tamara most impressively excels!

This short but unparalleled course, which costs just £80 and requires no previous songwriting experience, consists of five sessions (1:00 – 3:30 p.m.) over the course of five weeks, starting on the 1st of October.

handsonapianoThe sessions – which will include practical exercises – are as follows:-

1 October: The Art of Lyric Writing

8 October: Writing a melody part 1 (notes, patterns, intervals, chord progressions and key signatures)

15 October: Writing a melody part 2 (rhythm, rhythmic patterns, time signatures, tempo and metre)

22 October: Preparation for the Students’ Final Songs (with coaching and advice)

29 October: Recording Students’ Songs

The course, which includes practical exercises and hands-on practice, encourages artistic collaboration between the students, as many of the most famous songs were written by duos or larger groups.

In the final session, students will record their songs and get a recording to keep and take with them.

This is a unique opportunity to fully explore one’s own creativity, compose a song from scratch and record it forever!

 

George Galloway – the man who praised Saddam Hussein at a time when the Iraqi dictator was known to be murdering his fellow Iraqis – has always denied being either an antisemite or a racist and has on a number of occasions threatened to sue people for calling him either. Yet he has recently (and not so recently) shown his true colours by making statements that attack people not for what they have done or  even what they have said, but rather for what they born.

The first occasion was when he walked out of a debate with an Israeli, at Christ Church College, Oxford, claiming falsely that he had been “misled.” Galloway had already spoken in the debate, but when his eloquent opponent, Eylon Aslan-Levy, started his response with the words “We wanted peace, we got war. We mustn’t make the same mistake again,” the ill-mannered Galloway interrupted him by asking rudely “are you an Israeli?” Now of course, if Galloway had genuinely thought the question to be relevant, he could have asked it before, at the time when the debate was being arranged. He chose not to do so.

Whether he merely assumed that the person speaking for Israel would not be an Israeli or simply didn’t think about it at all, I cannot say. But as soon as the opposing speaker used the word “we”, the rather excitable Galloway became agitated and interrupted to ask his obnoxious question –  a question that no right-thinking person would have thought relevant. The opposing speaker innocently and honestly replied: “I am. yes.” At this point, Galloway got up and said: “I don’t debate with Israelis. I’ve been misled.”

Now first of all, it was Galloway who misled the organizers of the debate, by not stating his terms and conditions up front. Secondly, Galloway then walked out, refusing to participate in the debate any further. And this was of course, rather conveniently, after he had made sure to have his own say before the ostentatious walk-out. In other words, he knew that he was out of his depth and was beating a hasty and cowardly retreat.

But what is interesting is that at no stage did Galloway ask his opponent if he was an Israeli by birth or by naturalization. That means that Galloway was equally unwilling to debate with Israelis whether they be born Israelis or became Israelis by choice. Now  of course, even if they became an Israeli by choice it would be silly to refuse to debate with them, because a debate – by definition – involves arguing one’s case against an opponent. And Galloway knew that he was there for a debate, so  he knew that he would be facing a man of differing opinion.

The fact that Galloway agreed to the debate at all, meant that he was ready to face off with a person who held a different view to his own. But the fact that he walked out only when he discovered that his opponent was Israeli, without so much as inquiring if that citizenship was acquired by birth or by choice, means that Galloway was showing prejudice against a fellow human being because of a fact of that other person’s birth. (It does not in fact matter whether Eylon Aslan-Levy was born an Israeli or became one. The fact that Galloway didn’t ask, is sufficient grounds to characterize Galloway as a racist).

But could this have been a one-off? Well not if Galloway’s most recent outburst is anything to go by. In a recent speech he said with customary arrogance and malice: “We have declared Bradford an Israel-free zone. We don’t want any Israeli goods. We don’t want any Israeli services. ” Now if he had left it at that, – referring to “Israeli” rather than “Israelis” and “goods” and “services” rather than people – he might just have got away with it. But Galloway – ever the bully – went on to say: “We don’t want any Israeli academics coming to the University or the college. We don’t even want any Israeli tourists.” By referring to people who possessed Israeli citizenship – again without specific reference to whether their citizenship was by birth or by  choice (as adults) – he was showing prejudice towards people because of what they were born. And this is classic racism. He didn’t even specify that he meant Israeli residents. From his phraseology, he could even have been including Israeli citizens who were not resident in Israel.

And for these reasons it is clear that George Galloway is a racist.

 

A pregnant Italian woman who suffered a panic attack when she forgot to take her medication for Bipolar Disorder was forcibly (actually unconsciously) subjected to a “compulsory caesarean section on the decision of the High Court under an ex-parte order obtained by social workers. (Ex-parte means that the other party didn’t get notice, wasn’t consulted and had no opportunity to challenge the decision.) This MIGHT be justified in itself if it was to address an immediate crisis. But the Essex authorities went on to refuse to return the child and have now put it up for adoption. This goes far beyond addressing the immediate crisis and raises questions about both the honesty and integrity of the Essex Social Services and the commitment of the British courts to law.

The claim made by the social services, was that she might suffer a relapse. A judge in Chelmsford Crown Court accepted this argument and ruled that the child should be put up for adoption in the UK. Now you would think that a judge would know the law. But this ignorant judge did not seem to realize that as the mother was normally resident in Italy, the matter of custody of the child falls within the jurisdiction of the Italian courts not the British ones.

The woman, who incidentally has two other children in Italy, has never been allowed to see the child, who is now 15 months old.

The question is why was this blatantly illegal action taken by the Essex Social Services and backed up by a judge who one presumes must have known better. Could it be that Essex is short of babies for adoption and is looking for short-cuts to find more? Even if it involves fabricating bogus pretexts and breaking the law? It reminds me of a book I wrote a few years back about a baby racket conspiracy between social services and a devious paediatrician: How I cleared my mother of a murder charge when I was eleven (The Ethan and Lexie adventures)


 

It is becoming an almost daily story: scum of the earth viciously assault innocent person, scum of the earth caught, scum of the earth brought before judge and found guilty, scum of the earth told they are very naughty boys (or girls) or have done a terrible thing and then sentenced to suspended sentences or community service and turned out onto the streets.

Time and time again it happens and time and time again we wonder if the judge speaks the English language.
“You did something very wicked and instead of punishing you I am going to spout a load of hot air and then let you go. This is how our criminal-friendly judges behave. And Judge Shani Barnes is no exception.

In this case the scum of the earth are: Kieran Hawker (18)  Robert Elsey (19), Aaron Henery (18), Dean Riley (19), Anthony Patton (27) and two seventeen-year-olds who cannot be named because the law protects criminals who are younger than 18. These namby-pamby little mama’s boys – who haven’t got a testicle or a brain cell between them – conducted a vicious assault on three innocent people without any legitimate reason. For the full story see here.

But scum doesn’t grow in a vacuum.  Where are the people who brought them up? The people who were supposed to teach them right from wrong?  In the absence of evidence to the contrary, I would have to conclude that those who brought them up are scum too.

There is really only one cure for people like this – a taste of their own medicine!

 

 


I am pleased to announce the relaunching of this book:

When 10-year-old Ethan’s Blaine’s parents decide to have another baby, it’s the happiest day of their lives. But the sudden, unexplained death of the baby plunges their world into tragedy. And things get worse when Ethan’s mother is accused of murder by an over-zealous doctor. With the help of his new book-wise friend Lexie Thatcher (a judge’s daughter) Ethan does the only thing that any internet-savvy kid can do – he turns detective!

By using the Internet and hacking into various computer networks, Ethan discovers a web of lies and corruption involving a devious doctor and a crooked social worker. But it turns personal when he finds out that his parents may be involved in a baby-selling racket.

And with his mother’s case now being heard by the jury, the intrepid Ethan realizes that he cannot solve the case from the comfort of his room and the safety of his computer. He most go out into the world to find the answers – even if it means risking his life …

 

A twenty-year-old-woman, Naomi Oni, had acid thrown in her face by a woman who turned out to be a former friend of hers.

Naomi Oni was walking to her home in Daggenham from Victoria’s Secret in Westfield Stratford, where she works. At 12:40am when she was five minutes from her home and talking to her boyfriend on the phone, she heard some one behind her. She turned round to see a woman who then threw acid in her face, blinding her in one eye and causing severe visual impairment in the other.

It later transpired that the woman who carried out the attack had once been her friend.