Archive for ‘United Kingdom’

June 7, 2011

Emma Watson: ‘men are intimidated by me’

[Jill Coughlan, Celebrities Contributor]

MailOnline:   Smart and elegant Harry Potter movies star and Burberry model Emma Watson gave recently out some interesting details of her love  life which her fans and  peers might find truly revealing.

Despite what many of us would have thought, twenty-one-year-old Emma is far from being beleaguered by male admirers. On the contrary, according to her, every time a prospective match finds out whom he is dealing with, he quickly loses interest. ‘I ask my friends, ”Why hasn’t X called me? Why doesn’t anyone ever pursue me?” she says.

However, the star admits that another weighty reason for her being single  after two breakups with financier Jay Barrymore and model George Craig, might be her own insecurity and personality problems, which are probably not very surprising in a girl whose family had split apart when she was five years old.

Sometimes I think I’m the worst person in the world to be in the situation I’m in. I’m shy, I”m sensitive and I’m self-critical. It’s a terrible combination.’

Well, Emma, I wish you the best of appreciation and love, undoubtedly deserved by somebody who made it to the top through great  talent and hard work. Check out therapy though for the insecurity, it worked for me!

June 6, 2011

European Union’s own public expenditure goes up by a staggering 5% in 2012 whilst it orders member states to put theirs in reverse

[Tammy Jones, UK Financial News Contributor]

In a gesture, breathtaking by its sheer slime-oozing texture, MailOnline reports that UK Tax Minister, George Osborne, joined the ranks of the EU slithering elite which are bringing the economy of Britain to a shuddering halt, by pronouncing that the government’s austerity measures imposed by the IMF and the EU in return for the country’s bailout loans are: ‘essential’ for Britain’s recovery.

The Tax Minister’s pronouncement spawns from the emptiness of the IMF and EU’s failure to produce any model for austerity measures (which essentially entail a dramatic cessation in public spending) ever bringing back any country in Europe from ruin to prosperity, coupled with the PIGS countries clear inability to not only sustain any kind of prolonged public expenditure cuts, but now clearly to pay back their bailouts.

And in a dramatic failure to lead from the front on public expenditure cuts, whilst the EU Commissioners are so busy championing ‘austerity measures’ to member states, they are in shopping mode with member states’ taxpayer’s contributions as the EU’s own public spending/ administration costs are set to go up by 5% in 2012.

As such, the clear-cut strategy for the EU Commissioners seems to be:-

a) transfer public spending from member states to the EU (which has never been audited)
b) EU Commissioners will then control and eventually dominate all member states
c) member states, via economic and political union, become ‘prefectures’/ ‘regions’ of the European Union.

June 1, 2011

Shocking video of horrific abuse of disabled children in care centre in Britain

[Jane James, Child Crime Contributor]

It took BBC undercover reporter, Joe Casey, 5 weeks of secret filming on location, to unearth the hidden horrors of the systematic abuse being inflicted upon disabled children in care centres in Britain.  His Panorama program report is disturbing and shows carers at a leading residential care centre in Britain, Winterbourne View, involved in horrific abuse of the children in its care.  As a result of the video, arrests have been made by the police.

He comments:-

“My experience at Winterbourne View will stay with me for a very long time. The hitting, slapping, bullying, dousing with water, cruel and often pointless use of physical restraint on people – many with a child-like understanding of the world – all happened in front of my eyes.

On a near-daily basis, I watched as some of the very people entrusted with the care of society’s most vulnerable targeted patients – often, it seemed, for their own amusement. They are scenes of torment that are not easily forgotten”.

See the video to get his report, but it is shocking, so viewer discretion is advised.