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The local council feeding frenzy that we’re paying for

I realise that the ‘big issue’ facing all of us is the M*sl*m migrant invasion of Europe and the fact that most European cities will be majority M*sl*m withing 20-30 years. But I’d like to use today’s blog to get back to more familiar snouts-in-the-trough material.

I expect that since the Brown and Balls financial crash in 2007/8, most readers have seen fairly drastic cuts in their council services as budgets are slashed and tens of thousands of low-paid council workers have been sacked to save money.

But in the upper echelons of our councils, they clearly don’t know how to spell the word “austerity” as council fatcats keep increasing their own pay and perks oblivious to the need to save money when it comes to their own comfort.

In 2007, just before the financial collapse and the recession, there were in the region of 600 people in local councils being paid £100,000 a year or more, 64 on £150,000 a year or more, 5 on £200,000 a year or above and none earning anything near £250,000.

Yet by 2013, after years of supposed ‘we’re all in this together’ austerity, there were a more impressive 2,181 on £100,000 or more, 542 on £150,000 a year or more and 34 on £250,000 a year or above

local council salaries

Over the same period, the average remuneration package of the ten highest-paid council executives jumped from about £203,000 a year to above £270,000 a year – a rise of 33 per cent during one of the worst recessions in British history.

Meanwhile in China

I’ve recently returned from a visit to China, but have also written about China in the foreign aid chapter of my book THE GREAT CHARITY SCANDAL. Over the last couple of days there has been great gloating and glee in Britain’s mainstream media about China abandoning its one-child policy. Many British supposed ‘experts’, especially the useless politically-correct BBC, have claimed “China’s controversial one-child policy has been a failure”.

Um, well actually no. China’s one-child policy has probably helped drive one of the greatest positive achievements in human history. About forty years ago, China’s GDP per capita was below that of most African countries. By 2014, China’s gdp per capita was seven times that of most of Africa.

Why? Because the Chinese Government realised what politically-correct  British journalists don’t seem to understand – that a country can only develop if its economy grows faster than its population. By slowing population growth while boosting the economy, China has managed to pull around 700 million people out of poverty in just forty years without receiving any foreign aid at all. But now China has developed to such an extent that the one-child policy is no longer necessary.

Now, let’s compare that with useless, poverty-stricken hell-hole Africa. In the same time as China has pulled 700 million out of poverty, Africa has managed to plunge around 700 million more into poverty. You can see them every day arriving on Europe’s shores.

So, why has Africa been such a catastrophic failure? Of course, there’s massive corruption and the utter incompetence of most African rulers. But there’s also one other important factor. Here’s the population growth for just two of Africa’s mostly basket-case countries – Ethiopia and Sudan:

population Ethiopia and Sudan

Anyone but an idiot, or an overpaid BBC journalist, can see that no country can possibly develop when its population growth far outstrips its economic growth.

Oh, and by the way, Ethiopia receives around $3.4bn in aid every year while Sudan gets about $1bn. And what have we got to show for 50 years and hundreds of billions of aid? More starving children, more water shortages, more conflict, more misery.

China’s one-child policy has been a fantastic success. It’s a pity that Africans are too stupid to do what the Chinese have done.

8 comments to The local council feeding frenzy that we’re paying for

  • right_writes

    Not sure about this one David…

    I do not believe government should have the kind of powers that the Chinese executed in pursuit of this policy.

    I would rather that government got out of the way, and left people alone…

    Under those conditions… (no welfare state… no dole …. no money printing… no international free health service), I would be surprised if parents would recklessly breed more children than they can afford to raise.


    As an example, in Ireland, a beautiful but frequently poor country with no free health system, it was not uncommon for parents to raise many children, one or more of which would die before adulthood (heir and a spare). Now it is very unusual to see these large families in Ireland, since survival is not difficult, you don’t want too many heirs.

  • jim jones

    The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.
    H. L. Mencken

  • jim jones

    Above quote refers to the urge to save all refugees (at any cost)because of humanitarian motives .

  • jim jones

    Whenever there is a campaign to raise funds for a so called Just Cause, the Cause inevitably suffers. If it is to erase poverty it makes Poverty worse, if it is to save a near extinct animal species it will ensure its extinction. A good example being the Jungles of Myanmar (that was Burma).It is home to some of the finest Jungle and healthiest abundant animal species, that is because it was left alone for decades, no explosive human growth to destroy their habitat nor interference by Western Scientists and NO MONEY INVOLVED for Charities to siphon of for themselves, they managed quite well on their own. Now that Myanmar has opened up to the outside world and Western influence and guidance, the Jungles and the proliferation of animal species is doomed.

  • John Fields

    Your blog on local councils reminds me of Mr Cameron’s words a few years ago.
    “We are all in this together”. To help balance the books he makes 13 million people
    £1000 per year worse off. On the other side of the coin we have excessive local
    government expenditure, 400 M.P.s too many, fast trains to save 30 minutes journey
    time, Trident to pretend we are one of the big boys and a House of Lords were they
    can turn up for a Kip and receive £500 expense money. We are all in this together,

  • jim jones

    The same can be said for the results of overly generous Welfare States created in Western Europe funded by massive borrowings that we are in deep trouble with now. The servicing of the UK debt i.e. Interest Payments at ridiculously Historically low rates of interest that cannot last are now over £1 Billion a month(and will increase many fold if Interest Rates rise to a very low figure such as 2%, 5% is more normal) and the overall debt is still increasing.Those that lend to us must be reaching the limits of their patience and doubting our ability to pay the Trillions of pounds back over the next decades, latest debacle shutting our last Steel Works(while buying Steel for our latest MOD equipment manufacturing requirements) to placate EU rules about subsidising our industry being Verboten when they subsidise theirs, German industry and French farmers.This from the country that gave the World the Industrial Revolution and more discoveries and inventions than any other nation on Earth,( mustnt mention any of our achievements as a nation though because we must always denegrate our past , forgot about that.)Maybe with our huge over bloated NHS and Public sector and Government Workers we will prosper well no they all take out of the pot adding fuel to the fire of our debt, they will have to shrink in size by 90% for sure.

    Here is a good example of how the Demographic Time Bomb that they say in the EU must be solved by mass immigration. Those that migrate here are not nor will be the working populations that they think they will be.Why should they when they are handsomely paid not to, case in point.

    Nicole, a German school teacher told me once, when she asks her students what they want to become in the future, the majority of Turkish students say, “State benefit receiver.”

    Three million Turks live already in Germany already, while 2.5 million of them have German nationality, and the majority of them are conservative Muslims.

    Very few Turks in Germany have a regular job; about 20%. The other 80% live on the so-called Hartz IV (state social benefits). 70% of their children have no GCSE; they left school before they finished their basic education.

    According to the German state benefit system, every adult citizen who possesses the German nationality, unemployed and cannot find an appropriate job, is entitled to get monthly 482 € ($627). Additionally, parents get for each child under 18 years old, 200 € ($261), plus all their monthly expenditures in terms of rent, heating, power, health insurance, and public transport.

    “Amazingly enough some Turks who live on the generous state benefits can afford to buy a house or an apartment and drive luxurious cars like Mercedes or BMW.” Says Klaus, a landlord whose tenants are a case in point.

    When out Welfare States are no longer affordable and the payments are stopped or reduced by say 80% then 90% then the recipients are not going to be Happy, they will kick off big style having been seduced into an unsustainable lifestyle that continues to attract millions here today, why wouldnt they.

    An impending disaster of our Totally Misguided and Delusion leading elites.


  • tom yates

    “When a candidate for public office faces the voters he does not face men of sense; he faces a mob of men whose chief distinguishing mark is the fact that they are quite incapable of weighing ideas, or even of comprehending any save the most elemental — men whose whole thinking is done in terms of emotion, and whose dominant emotion is dread of what they cannot understand.

    So confronted, the candidate must either bark with the pack or be lost. All the odds are on the man who is, intrinsically, the most devious and mediocre — the man who can most adeptly disperse the notion that his mind is a virtual vacuum.

    The Presidency tends, year by year, to go to such men. As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart’s desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

    H. L. Mencken


    Just substitute Prime Minister for President , and we have Camoron.

  • John Fields

    Tom Yates has made an excellent comment. Therein lies the deep problem for our
    way of life. A substantial percentage of electorate do not know sh- t from paint.

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