I’m not interested in politics. Never have been. Though probably should’ve been. Should be. After all it’s the Politicians that direct the flow of our society. Well hey, they’re doing that alright at the moment! Take, for instance, the fact that we’re now being told that what we were told a few months ago, was wrong. Of course I’m talking about the recession. It seems we’re not coming out of it at all and things will get much worse, with inflation threatening to remain six times higher than the Bank of England base rate. What does that mean? It means that we’re all paying more for essential consumables and services, our savings are worth less with every week that passes and our main asset, our home, will continue to depreciate in value. Oh and don’t forget the job losses and the reduced pension funds. How many of us realise that national and global economies are controlled by un-elected shadowy figures who stay in the wings of societies stage. Have you been wondering why the Banks still aren’t giving mortgages unless you’ve got that huge deposit. If you aren’t, you should be. Is the answer that they KNEW that house prices would drop further, despite the temporary apparent recovery? How did they know? I can’t help but see the obvious. What am I talking about? The fact that if you make houses unaffordable by demanding a huge deposit that first time buyers can’t raise; houses don’t sell and prices fall as vendors compete in a shrinking market – supply and demand; it’s not rocket science. So, is it because they predicted that property prices would continue to fall or is it possible that they have engineered the whole thing? Why? So that we lesser mortals, will save and save and save in an effort to raise the deposits they demand, while they use our savings to bring back their big fat profits. And then, when we lose our jobs and are given a paltry redundancy package, we’ll spend our savings on just living from day to day, as we won’t be entitled to any social security benefit until all our savings are spent. That’ll save the Government a fortune AND boost the economy into the bargain. And those poor souls who don’t have any savings, will join the millions of graduates and undergraduates who are so deep in debt that they may never be free of it. People in debt are easily controlled by those who hold the purse strings. Should you be worried? You bet!
And while I’m having a rant about political deceptions, what about the “new” NDM-1 (ESBL) gene that’s being transferred between Gram negative bacteria such as E.coli? This gene codes for an enzyme that confers resistance to most of our antibiotics. We were told yesterday that there are 50 cases in the UK and that the majority of these have come from India. That puzzles me. I was informed two weeks ago that my elderly Mum has a urine infection caused by E.coli carrying this gene. She’s never been to India, hasn’t had any surgery for years BUT was hospitalised after a stroke last summer and has been in residential care ever since. If she’s one of these 50 people, then the other 49 are likely to be the rest of the elderly people in this residential home. Someone, somewhere, is playing this down!