Advance Britannia!

Another one of those email circulations that I couldn’t help but publish…

Let’s put the seniors in jail and the criminals in a nursing home: This way the seniors would have access to showers, hobbies and walks. They’d receive unlimited free prescriptions, dental and medical treatment, wheel chairs etc and they’d receive money instead of paying it out. They would have constant video monitoring, so they could be helped instantly, if they fell, or needed assistance. Bedding would be washed twice a week, and all clothing would be ironed and returned to them. A guard would check on them every 20 minutes and bring their meals and snacks to their cell. They would have family visits in a suite built for that purpose. They would have access to a library, weight room, spiritual counseling, pool and education. Simple clothing, shoes, slippers, PJ’s and legal aid would be free, on request. Private, secure rooms for all, with an  exercise outdoor yard, with  gardens. Each senior could have a PC a TV radio and daily phone calls. There would be a board of directors to hear complaints, and the guards would have a code of conduct that would be strictly adhered to. 

The “criminals” would get cold food, be left all alone and unsupervised. Lights off at 8pm, and showers once a week.  Live in a tiny room and pay £900.00 per month and have no hope of ever getting out. Justice for all we say!!! 
A few more bones of contention:-

COWS: Is it just me, or does anyone else find it amazing that during the mad cow epidemic our government could track a single cow, born in Bourne almost three years ago, right to the stall where she slept in the county of Lincolnshire? And, they even tracked her calves to their stalls. But they are unable to locate 125,000 illegal immigrants wandering around our country! Maybe we should give each of them a cow?

THE BRITISH CONSTITUTION: They keep talking about drafting a Constitution for Iraq … Why don’t we just give them ours? It was drawn up by a lot of really smart guys, it has worked for centuries and we’re not using it anymore.

THE 10 COMMANDMENTS: The real reason that we can’t have the Ten Commandments posted in a courthouse or Parliament, is this – You cannot post ‘Thou Shalt Not Steal’, ‘Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery’ and ‘Thou Shall Not Lie’ in a building full of lawyers, judges and politicians ….. It creates a hostile work environment.

The last line on the email said: Think about this … If you don’t want to forward this for fear of offending someone — YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM! It is time for us grumpy old folk of Britain to speak up!

I for one tend to agree with that type of philosophy and, although I find the far right abhorrent I can fully understand why they gain strength… Failure by politicians to listen and act on the feelings and thoughts of the population only helps to further their recruitment and cause.

In a similar vein to the above, I came across an interesting site called Advance Britannia. The owner/author offers a set of essays examining where we are going wrong with various topical aspects of our society… It makes for interesting reading

Whether it is the quality of our politics, the state of our economy, the cohesiveness of our society or the question of our place in the world, it does rather seem that we are on the skids. Against this background a set of essays entitled Advance Britannia might seem laughably out of touch.

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