Daylight Robbery - Politically redefined to mean a Recession?
Should Ordinary tax payers continually accept that today’s financial problems were simply stumbled upon when history paints a very different picture as to how they have been exploited over time while observing Governments stuffed their pockets too!.
14 11 2005 GLOBAL WARMING [ Kyoto Protocol ] - In a speech this month Blair said: "The blunt truth about the politics of climate change is that no country will want to sacrifice its economy in order to meet this challenge."
04 01 2007: Npower announces tariff rises. One of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 />Britain's biggest power companies has announced price hikes of 17.2% for gas and 12.7% for electricity.
00 09 2007: Northern Rock. Darling authorised the Bank of England to lend Northern Rock up to £20 billion of Public Money.
21 11 2007: LOSS - Computer discs - Chancellor Darling blamed mistakes by junior officials at HMRC
07 12 2007: Supermarkets Asda and Sainsbury's have been fined over their roles in a dairy price-fixing scandal thought to have cost consumers around £270,000,000. SEE 12 11 2008 - Sainsbury profit rose 13 percent to £272,000,000 in just 28 weeks.
18 02 2008 Chancellor Alistair Darling-Move to nationalise Northern Rock- the bank's estimated £55 billion liabilities will be placed in the public's lap.
20 02 2008 Rise in passenger luggage delays. British Airways one of the poorest-performing airlines, figures show. BA - poorest performer in 2006 too.
21 02 2008: British Gas profits rockets to around £576,000,000 last year from £95,000,000 in 2006, according to Citigroup analysts.
21 02 2008 Defence cuts - threatening UK security. Chief of Defence Material, General Sir Kevin O'Donoghue, told the Commons Defence Committee last month that the last time he could remember spending constraints on the forces being so tight was in the late 1970s when the Government was struggling under restrictions imposed by the International Monetary Fund.
25 02 2008 £41,600,000 meters fine for National Grid
03 03 2008: HSBC profits soar 10% to £12.2bn
19 03 2008 PM sets out security strategy. Justice Secretary Jack Straw told MPs last year that the strategy would be published annually but its completion was delayed by the complexity of the issues involved.
08 04 2008: Severn Trent Water faces £35,800,000 fine for deliberately providing false data to industry regulator Ofwat
12 04 2008 BA postpones long-haul move to T5 - beset by problems since its opening on March 27 - hundreds of flights cancelled and thousands of bags still not returned to their owners. bmi reacted with fury to the delay, saying it was "outrageous and inconsiderate", that 50 airlines would be hit and the UK "was once again a laughing stock".
15 04 2008: Tesco rings up £2.85bn profits
28 04 2008: Supermarkets to be investigated on allegations of price fixing by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT)
09 05 2008 Traffic jams on Britain's major roads have got worse despite a Government pledge to ease congestion. A Department for Transport spokesman was unable to comment on the specific figures. He said: "To help meet growing demand for travel the Government has increased transport spending by 60% since 1997.
16 05 2008 NHS- An electronic system for patients' records will not be introduced to every NHS Trust in England until 2014/15 - four years later than planned - £12.7 billion programme.
20 05 2008: Marks & Spencer's annual profits have topped £1 billion24 05 2008: Blair's bills woe revealed. Now revealed Tony Blair failed to pay his household bills on time with threats of bailiff action
04 06 2008 MoD Chinook helicopters 'cock-up'. Saga began in 1995 costing £259 million - acquired in 2001 but kept for years in climate-controlled, de-humidified hangars at Boscombe Down costing £560,000..Expected in service by 2011-12 at an additional cost of £215 million.
01 07 2008: Severn Trent Water has been fined £2,000,000 at the Old Bailey for lying about water leaks.03 07 2008 Darling says oil price "real problem"
06 07 2008 Civil Service bonuses under fire. civil servants banked more than £128 million in bonuses. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport average payments of more than £11,000; Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) both averaging over £9,000 each; Ministry of Defence (most bonus payments) - £41.3 million; Department for Work and Pensions totalled £36.6 million including £3.7 million to workers at the soon-to-be-scrapped Child Support Agency; Colleagues at the Treasury racked up £21.7 million; formerly DTI; Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform £4.4 million and Defra at bonuses of some £3.9 million!.
10 07 2008 Car tax changes to leave 9 million worse off - Chancellor Alistair Darling
16 07 2008 Dome site bill could rise by £60m. Delays in developing the Millennium Dome site in south-west London could leave taxpayers up to £60m worse off . It is also still not clear how much the taxpayer will recoup from the £760m spent on the Dome itself
21 07 2008 Railway engineering Delays - Train boss bonuses 'extraordinary'. An entire catalogue of management failings for all to see however NR's top three directors are to get annual bonuses in excess of £200,000 each, with chief executive Iain Coucher receiving £305,000
05 08 2008 UK Education - Provisional Test results due amid marking fear. Head teachers have said the Government's decision to publish the results "beggars belief" following the marking shambles
05 09 2008 Energy firms' dividends rise £257,000,000.
06 09 2008: Energy costs - netted Treasury £1bn
25 9 2008 Computer fault disrupts flights. thousands of air passengers were thrown into chaos when a computer fault at the UK's main air traffic control centre led to serious flight disruptions. air traffic control company NATS to restrict the number of planes entering UK airspace as well as those taking off from major UK airports.
06 09 2008 Hundreds facing scan delays. Hundreds of patients face delays to vital scans for cancer and other diseases due to a "severe shortage" of imaging agents, experts have warned.
3 10 2008 'Crippling debts' could delay retirements. Growing numbers of people could be forced to delay their retirement after racking up crippling levels of unsecured debt, new research shows.
8 10 2008 Rail strike stops 40% of journeys. A strike hit Scotland's rail network causing travel misery for thousands of commuters.
24 10 2008 Bonuses for Sats fiasco officials. Officials at the Government agency which oversaw this year's Sats fiasco have been awarded thousands of pounds in bonuses
28 10 2008 City expecting bumper BP oil profit.- expected £4.4 billion
12 11 2008: Sainsbury profit rose 13 percent to £272,000,000 in just 28 weeks.
12 11 2008: A Conservative MEP is being expelled- told to repay £500,000 in expenses paid to his family for office work.
26 11 2008 MoD condemned over 'cost-saving'. The Ministry of Defence was accused of putting cost-savings on equipment projects ahead of ensuring troops fighting on the frontline have the kit they need.
02 12 2008 UK transport system 'dilapidated'. Britain's "dilapidated" transport systems are now costing business £23.2 billion a year, an increase of £5.7 billion since last year
12 12 2008 New aircraft carriers delayed. The Royal Navy's two new aircraft carriers are likely to be delayed by up to two years following a cash-saving review of Ministry of Defence equipment spending, it was announced.
14 12 2008 Exams chief quits over Sats fiasco. Dr Boston's resignation suggests the report will be highly critical of the QCA and its role in the fiasco.
18 12 2008 PM facing new Iraq war inquiry call. Gordon Brown is to face calls for a full independent inquiry into the origins and conduct of the Iraq War, as he gives MPs details of his plan to bring British troops home after six years and 178 deaths.
18 12 2008 inquiry delays into the Iraq war. Harriet Harman said: "We've had a number of inquiries into Iraq and the Prime Minister has said there will be no further inquiries until our troops are all returning home."27 12 2008 IT projects 'running 86 years late'. Government computer projects are running a total of 86 years behind schedule and £1.4 billion over budget, it has been reported.
23 01 2009 1.5m 'cheated out of minimum wage'. More than 1.5 million workers are being "cheated" out of the national minimum wage by dishonest employers, with hairdressers, hotel and bar staff most likely to suffer, according to new research.
27 01 2009 New delay for medical records scheme. Further delays can be expected to the Government's multi-billion-pound scheme to computerise medical records, a group of MPs has said. And it said the termination of a contract with key supplier Fujitsu last May, after months of wrangling over the terms, will be having an impact.
13 03 2009 UK Navy's new Type 45 destroyers 'delayed'. Original budget of £5 billion now £6.5 billion. Principle anti-air missile system (PAAMS) system not ready until 2011. US-designed co-operative engagement capability (CEC) not ready until 2014