Friday, 13 January 2012

My predictions for 2012

My predictions for 2012 are;


1.    Hungry will default. Europe can afford this but expect more turmoil.


2.    The Euro will survive against all odds. They will do whatever they can in the end to save the currency against all sense.


3.    Iran will have its nuclear installations bombed by the United States, If they don't then Israel will.


4.    Again No Lib Dem MP's will walk the floor and join Labour


5.    Again, Bracknell Town centre will still not have the new town centre it so needs.


6.    No new guitar bands will have a number one record. A reflection on the lack of promotion of guitar bands and investment by record companies in general instead favouring individual artists and TV program winners.


7.    Ed Milliand will still be leader. Yes I know a big risk with that prediction.


8.    2012 Olympics will be a massive success and transport problems won't be all that bad.


9.    England will go out in the Quarter finals of the Euros with only 10 men left in the match.


10. Barack Obama will win the US election and Sarkozy will only just win the French presidential elections.


Right now sit back and watch 6 out of 10 of these come true.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

How did I do in last year’s predictions I made for 2011


A bit late I know but what can I say, I'm a busy man.


Anyway how did I do in last year's predictions I made for 2011.


1. Piersmorgan will win his twitter war with Lord Sugar and gain more followers on twitter. Because of his new job hosting the US talk show on CNN, replacing Larry King. Well this never seems to end, however Piersmorgan does have more followers now than Lord Sugar. So I believe I got this one right.


2.Labour will have more council seats than the Tories after the local elections this year. Gaining from Lib Dems and the Tories. Well the coalition did do badly in the local elections as expected. Well wrong here, Labour did gain 900 seats but the Tories did very well with most of the gains coming from the Lib Dems.


3.The No's will win the vote on AV - The yes campaign really needs to step up its game. Indeed and the Yes campaign never did, hence a beating of 3 to 1. Oh well there is always a next time or maybe not. Right here unfortunately.


4.North Korea will do something crazy, again resulting in loss of life. Well a certain leader of North Korea did die, but I'm not sure I can claim this as North Korea doing something crazy. Surprisingly there was no attacks on the South Korea Navy or bombardments of South Korea islands.


5. A premiership football club will go into administration. Nope, Portsmouth was in administration in 2010 so I guess this has already happened.


6. Ed Miliband will still be Labour leader throughout the year and will lead in the polls all year. Well mostly right, Ed is still there but in some polls he has been less popular than Nick Clegg and the Tories actually went ahead of Labour in the December polls due to David Camerons action in Europe.


7. No matter what happens to the AV vote. The coalition will stick together. Yep, Got a bit nasty but it's all forgotten, for now anyway.


8. No Lib Dem MP's will walk the floor and join Labour. Of course this is the case same again for 2012 I think.


9. There will not be a double dip recession in the UK. Not yet anyway, so correct for 2011. The economy is just hanging on in there.


10. Again, Bracknell Town centre will still not have the new town centre it so needs. Correct again, no real surprise here, same again for 2012.


6/10 not bad.


2012 predictions will of course follow.


Tuesday, 10 January 2012

London be careful what you dictate to Scotland

Westminster needs to be careful with its statement to change the legal status of a referendum. It is important and right that Scotland has the legal issues resolved in time for a referendum. But this should not be used to rush a vote through on Westminster terms.

This could fall into the SNP's hands and could be seen as London dictating to Scotland if the rules are decided at Westminster and not at Holyrood.

This move could cause a backlash and mean that Scotland breaks away from the union on a temporary upsurge in strong feelings over London pressure spurred on by the SNP.

This is very dangerous for the union and also for devolved democracy.

The SNP in the Scottish parliament has already overcome the odds in getting elected in a parliament designed to not give a majority to a single party. The Westminster parties should not underestimate the SNP or the First Minister, Alex Salmond.

We also shouldn't fear the 3 options vote as this will split the vote and will mean that the SNP is campaign for two options. A very hard position to hold.

So be careful because people are naturally rebellious when they are dictated to by those with power.

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Three Conservative councillors suspended from Bracknell Forest Council

Three Conservative councillors have now been suspended from Bracknell Forest Council's Conservative group because they voted against the housing plans in November. Eight Conservative councillors in total voted against these plans, however the other 5 has not been suspended because the houses would be in the words they represent.


These councillors are Chas Baily, Hanworth, Michael Sargeant,Bullbrook and Shelagh Pile, Harmans Water,This was because even though there are 40 Tories on a council of 42 members the conservative leadership still felt it necessary impose a three-line whip.


At least these councillors voted for what they believed their electorate wanted. Yet another example of why it's so important to have some opposition members from other parties on this council.