Monday, 10 September 2012

Prom Fever

A strange time warp hit south-west London yesterday, and several thousand Edwardians were transported to the Albert Hall from their own era. They were seen waving flags, and heard singing imperialist, jingoistic songs. Jubilant and in party mood, they appeared to believe that Britain was still a great world power, with a massive empire, not a timid little state passively taking orders from Brussels.

Have we finally mastered time travel or could it be they were just a crowd of extras wandering off the set of Parade's End or Downton Abbey?
"Rule, Britannia"! they sang and stomped their feet. "Britannia Rules the Waves!" Actually Britannia now has fewer frigates than the Somalian pirates. "Britons never, never, never shall be slaves!" Apart from the fact that the EU now tells you what kind of car you can drive, how much you must pay to insure it, what kind of boiler you can buy for your house, what kind of slug-killer you can put on your garden, what kind of moth-balls you can use for your clothes, and it generates hundreds of other new laws, prohibitions and regulations every month.

Land of Hope and Glory, Mother of the free,


BRITISH OLD AGED PENSIONER, (after paying Income Tax and
National Insurance all their working life)
Weekly allowance: £106.00
IMMIGRANTS/REFUGEES LIVING IN BRITAIN
(No Income Tax and National Insurance contribution whatsoever)
Weekly allowance: £250.00

How shall we extol thee, we who are born of thee?


BRITISH OLD AGED PENSIONER
Weekly Spouse Allowance: £25.00.

IMMIGRANTS/REFUGEES LIVING IN BRITAIN
Weekly Spouse Allowance: £225.00

Wider still and wider, shall thy bounds be set,


BRITISH OLD AGED PENSIONER
Additional Weekly Hardship Allowance: £0.00

IMMIGRANTS/REFUGEES LIVING IN BRITAIN
Additional Weekly Hardship Allowance: £100.00

God who made thee mighty, make thee mightier yet!


BRITISH OLD AGED PENSIONER
TOTAL YEARLY BENEFIT £6,000.

IMMIGRANTS/REFUGEES LIVING IN BRITAIN
TOTAL YEARLY BENEFIT: £29,900

God who made thee mighty, make thee mightier yet!


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