Much is being written of thebanker who working for an unsuccessful and largely state-owned bank has beenawarded a million quid for sitting on top of a pile of manure for a year. Well, I for one, don’t mind as long as the bank is doing well. It is usual inbusiness to reward those who work well with a bonus, if the company is doing well. Frankly, RBS isn’t doing well at all. They owe the tax-payer a fortune and if you ask me – I’m sure you won’t – no one deserves bonuses in an industry which is partly responsible for the complete wrecking of the nation’s finances.
On another tack, it strikes me that the huge national debts of the European countries as a whole is a paper exercise. If one were at once to agree between nations, that all national debts are wiped out, then everyone can start again. It resets the clock. No countries would be in debt and no one would be owed any paper money or e-money. Just wipe it all out and have a fresh start.
And hands off my bloody my pension! The medical NHS pensions have been in positive balance since their inception. The pension payments we all make, support the pensions of those who have retired. When my turn comes, the existing employees will be paying my pension. The fund is billions of pounds in the black. Increasing our pension payments does nothing but introduce a new form of taxation. The excess money goes straight to the exchequer. No tax-payers ever contribute a single penny to medical pensions and they never have! So bloody hands off!