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Welcome to Elvis Shakespeare blogland where the weather is intermittently overcast & gloomy with occasional showers of brightness. This is where we rant against the iniquities of life (but promise never to metion the damn trams).

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Immigration Truths
2013-07-30
OK, all you racists and \"oh, but there\'s just too many of them coming in\" folk, how about a bit of truth.
The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), a govt department, recently came to the opinion that foreigners who come to live in the UK usually pay MORE taxes, need LESS supprt from the State (ie Housing Benefit, Unemployment Benefit etc)and are BETTER qualified to work.
In Scotland, we need immigration at all levels from cleaners to doctors (and some would say politicians)due to our declining and ageing population. England is going the same way and yet ... the media continues to demonize and anti-social behaviour by non-indigenous folk.
The conclusion is, if we keep the restrictions introduced by the govt last year in place (another effect being, the universities & colleges are losing large numbers of their overseas students who pay, on average, 5 times the fees of a home or EC student and keep many colleges going)then debt will rise to 100% of GDP by 2063 as the number of working age folk who pay tax will reduce as the number of over 65s goes up.
So, UKIP folk, EDF folk and all you other \"it\'s only logical with us in such trouble\" folk who believe that reducing immigration is a matter of economic necessity, you are wrong.
The conclusion of the OBR (that well-known radical socialist body!)is that the national debt will more than double over the last 50 years if we closed the door to all foreigners.
When Is A Free Gig Not A Free Gig?
2012-03-05
For those who dont know, the cultural life in Leith (well, at least what we chuck at folk!)is currently under serious threat due to a bill passed recently by the Scottish Parliament.
From April 1, ALL free gigs will now have to have a Public Enertainment Licence which will cost a large amount of money (minimum fee is 106)and time as the form-filling - that well-known favourite activity of Edinburgh Council - involved will be enormous.
There is a petition online (chn.ge/ScrapArtsTax or you can find it via our Facebook page)which you can sign and a public meeting on 9 March of the City of Edinburgh Councils Regulatory Committee which is where the implementation will be decided and is open to all.
This is a bad amendment to a bill, needs to be actually removed from law and is wanted by noone, including the above committee (as I understand) so this is definitely a winnable one.
Basically, the gigs you see above this paragraph will not happen if we have to pay for a licence and I am informed by various other free venues, that will be the case for them too.
When Is A Free Gig Not A Free Gig?
2012-03-05
For those who don\'t know, the cultural life in Leith (well, at least what we chuck at folk!)is currently under serious threat due to a bill passed recently by the Scottish Parliament.
From April 1, ALL free gigs will now have to have a Public Enertainment Licence which will cost a large amount of money (minimum fee is 106)and time as the form-filling - that well-known favourite activity of Edinburgh Council - involved will be enormous.
There is a petition online (chn.ge/ScrapArtsTax or you can find it via our Facebook page)which you can sign and a public meeting on 9 March of the City of Edinburgh Council\'s Regulatory Committee which is where the implementation will be decided and is open to all.
This is a bad amendment to a bill, needs to be actually removed from law and is wanted by noone, including the above committee (as I understand) so this is definitely a winnable one.
Basically, the gigs you see above this paragraph will not happen if we have to pay for a licence and I am informed by various other free venues, that will be the case for them too.
Do Journalists Get Irony?
2012-02-14
Isn't the bleating from The Sun and their associated toadies marvellous!?
Trevor Kavanagh, genral spiv, sorry, Associate Editor of The Sun, complains that journalists are being treated like organized crime chaps by the police. Duh ... phone hacking, police bribery, political chicanery, destroying evidence, lying, using a chain of command to deflect blame ... no, Mr Kavanagh, we have no idea why Sun journalists would be likened to organised crime minions, why they would be, quote, needlessly dragged from their beds at dawn raids, unquote.
Maybe, just maybe, the idea that normal journalistic behaviour entails behaving like a bunch of immoral children will finally be turned on its head and journalists, like the rest of us, will understand there are consequences of illegal behavior.
Festive Greetings
2011-12-23
Wishing all our customers a happy festive season and a new year of peace and prosperity.
Remember, 2012 is the year when we must all put pressure on the undemocratic cartel of pimps, whores, murderers and general scum, otherwise known as the coalition government of the UK, so as we can get a vote-of-no-confidence in parliament and stop them before they destroy the very fabric of Britain.

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