It rather looks like the whole group of current political parties have totally banjaxed the Brexit question, unless there is a last minute climb down by the European Parliament. I am still betting they will fudge it in the end and cobble together a half in / half out solution.
BUT, just in case I am wrong and we need to be prepared for a General Election. So the LLLP is dispensing with all talk of coilitions and going for an outright win. It believes the public is totally fed up with the current group of politicians and with their hollow promises.
So here are some first thoughts :-
- Step 1 — The cost of the civil service to manage Government expenditure was £687 billion in 2011, so goodness only knows what it is now. The LLLP will halve the civil service overnight —— no need for exit interviews just a simple enie meanie minei mo will do. Of course there will be outrage about this, but it will blow over when everybody realises how much money will be saved.
- Step 2 — The UK Overseas Aid budget was £14 billion in 2017, the LLLP will give everybody £2,300 to every man, woman and child from the new LLLP Over-Here Aid budget, which used to be called the Overseas Aid budget, If individuals disagree with this they can still give their share to charity. Then they will close down the Department of International Affairs altogether.
- Step 3 — scrap the BBC licence fee and their Government grant, this is an act of pure LLLP vindictiveness for taking free TV licences for older people. The BBC costs almost £4 billion a year, the LLLP will pass the saving to all pensioners by increasing the state pension by £200 per year. No doubt this will mean the BBC will have to cut back to endless repeats in future, so nothing much will change.
- Step 4 — Scrap the House of Lords and replace them with a People’s Senate selected by lottery of the whole voting population to serve for only one year. Currently the House of Lords costs us about £65 million a year. Cutting it down from over 800 Peers to 100 Senators will save a lot of hot air and should only cost peanuts.
- Step 5 — halve the size of the House of Commons by the toss of a coin. Heads your in, tails your out. No fat pensions, no big redundancy payments, just get a proper job like everyone else. The annual cost of around £250 million should also be halved and the savings be given to Battersea Dogs Home. At least that is Coco’s suggestion 🐶
THIS WILL DO TO BE GOING ON WITH, THERE WILL BE MORE IN THE DAYS AHEAD 😀 AS THE GENERAL ELECTION GETS NEARER.