Even a man who is pure in heart
and says his prayers by night
may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms
and the autumn moon is bright.
I’m not a socialist, but…
Usually, I’m a huge fan of the Taxpayers’
Today, not so much.
But the TPA has been swimming and continues to swim upstream against New Labour’s torrent of public-sector expenditure madness; whether its revenues are raised directly from the citizenry by taxation or indirectly extorted from us via sucking up the real wealth in ‘borrowing’ from the lenders whom it has corrupted and in deliberate inflation. It’s in there nationally and on a daily basis calling the quarters against the State’s zombie armies of spend n’ spend world destroyers. They really are well organised and doing a great job
So it’s disappointing that when it comes to football, some of it staunchest supporters turn out to be Generation Game give away the towels and the set of wine glasses and a portable TV as the rest of us Fallen Ones.
Here’s part of the article in question.
News broke this week that Northern Rock, which is of course owned by taxpayers, has spent £10 million sponsoring
Even TPA Campaign Director Mark Wallace - who is a
But of the commentators who say they favour the TPA’s approach, two out of three draw the line the wrong side of prudence with footie.
Hmmm, I'm not sure about this, even as a staunch supporter of the TPA. Fundamentally, football is still an area where the citizens of
I am a big big fan of TPA and read their website daily.
However, all businesses need to advertise/promote themselves and although Northern Rock has been bailed out by the Taxpayer, as a business person, I believe that they must advertise/promote themselves to gain new customers and ultimately pays us back. Whether or not the sponsorship deal is good value for money, I don't know.
This is the first time I have had to disagree with TPA. I hope TPA keep up the good work.
Are we all socialists now?
Maybe these commentators have a point, but still and all thinking that Northern Rock is a business in the usual sense is a bit…poetic? The swine who ran it led
One of them does:
... I don't want NUFC to be the subject of this sort of back-door pseudo nationalisation. The biggest problem the North East has is our crushing addiction to public spending; its destroyed our formerly great culture of private entrepreneurship and has locked us into long-term relative poverty (see the way relative GVA has "grown" in the region over the last decade). Every penny of additional public investment is therefore bad for US, let alone what it means for taxpayers as a whole.
Every man has his price, and I work in the bloated benefits bureaucracy and so I’m very familiar with hunting with the hounds and running with the fox so these TPA weak sisters don’t exactly surprise me, but any movement or party such as our nation must soon find or perish needs its members to be plentiful and varied in their interests and expertise in order to overcome the many kinds of obstacles that good governance meets – and especially when some aspects of the political life of that nation seem irredeemable even by the brightest and keenest of its specialists.
You need national security campaigners; and those eager to see the upholding (or even the establishment of the Queen’s Peace); and educational reactionaries; and defenders of the national church and religious freedom; and public employment reducers; and those who will go to hell and back to support the family; and people who don’t believe that (however many) million pounds of our money being spent on supporting a football team could be a good thing.
Worse even than his abasement before the European imperial project and the family-hating Left-wing political class is David Cameron’s ceaseless work to make the Tory Party a place that is neither a broad church nor a deep one where many voices and much wisdom will prevail.
Picture from here.