Monday, 5 September 2011

Oh, so now Carswell is a 'Eurorealist'?

Douglas Carswell, that renowned 'Eurosceptic', is getting to his feet to propose yet another Bill in Parliament. Not being 'the sharpest tool in the box' where matters financial are concerned, I emailed my Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mark Wadsworth:
"What the hell is this from Carswell? Can't people place money (savings) in other accounts already? Or is this another move by a supposedly renowned eurosceptic (sorry, now called eurorealist, per Bill Cash) as a back-door method of undermining sterling?"
to which he replied:
"Yes of course. I can only assume he's becoming a bit more Euro-realist.

In any event, he's in the bloody government, so instead of wailing about how the government allows inflation* can't he try and stop inflation to make sterling a currency worth investing in again?

* Actually, the government is deliberately stoking inflation by keeping interest rates down to minimise and mask falls in house prices. It's stealing from savers to bribe Home-Owner-Ists."
I couldn't have put it better myself........!

Dare one say, Mr. Carswell: "Welcome to the Eurorealists 'Cash' Club"?


The Boiling Frog said...

What do you remember about the year 1989?

Margaret Thatcher in Downing Street? The Stone Roses and Nirvana in the charts?

Well that wasn't a great start to his blog by Carswell - Nirvana charted first with the single Smells like Teen Spirit in late 1991 and classic album Nevermind at roughly the same time.

One suspects he's been "Wikipedia - ing" and made a mistake. Bleach their first album came out 1989 but didn't chart until after the enormous success of Nevermind 2 years later.

The Boiling Frog said...

Ah just seen that someone else has pointed out the same in the comments on his blog.

WitteringsfromWitney said...

TBF: We on the same planet? 'Nirvana', 'The Stone Roses'??? WTF or WTF are they?

Or is this code for MiliE and the Labour Party and what they suffered in 2010?

*Ahem* Nothing like sticking to the subject of my post, or is this an *aside*?

Only joking TBF, only joking......!

The Boiling Frog said...

Sorry Mr WfW I forget you're old enough to remember Marie Lloyd :-)

Just bugged me - MP pretending to sound 'hip' regarding music etc and can't even get the facts right, didn't bode well for the rest of his post though did it?

WitteringsfromWitney said...

TBF: Marie Lloyd? To coin a phrase, God, I can remember JC.........!

Sok, understand your frustration!

"didn't bode well for the rest of his post though did it?" - Agreed!

Adam R. said...

Speaking of inflation, are there businesses in the UK that allow for people to purchase items with older silver coins, based on silver content rather than face value? They have been doing it here in the US for quite a while. For example, a gas station in Oregon is selling regular for 20 cents a gallon if you use pre-1965 dimes, quarters, halves and dollar coins. I've become a proponent of gold/silver backed money since reading blogs like yours.

Corin Vestey said...

Carswell is not in the government. He's an MP, it's not the same. He does vote against EU expansion, he does put his livelihood on the line to do so. Unlike any 'blogger' or 'commenter'. He is a Eurosceptic and a radical. Your scare quotes and carping from the sidelines are getting as boring as they are self-defeating. What's your strategy for exiting the EU?

WitteringsfromWitney said...

AR: Interesting.....

CV: Oh dear, will we ever agree? Carswell does, admittedly, vote against EU expansion, but as to putting his job on the line - c'mon, the Tories would never deselect him and he knows it.

Since when was it necessary to put your job on the line to enable one to have an opinion on anything?

As to the term Eurosceptic, this has been stretched to the point where almost anyone can be a Eurosceptic as I have posted recently. He may not be a government minister but he is a member of the governing party.

If you find my comments boring then the obvious answer is to stay away - it would appear that neither of us will miss the other.