Tuesday, December 29, 2009


Scotland, under a Scottish National Party government, has been performing better than most parts of the UK.

GDP Growth in UK regions 2000-2010

Scotland 2.2 %

South West of England 2.1%

English East Midlands 2.0 %

South East of England 1.8%

North East of England 1.6%

England's Yorkshire & Humberside 1.6%

North West of England 1.3 %

English West Midlands 1.1 %

Tony Blair's Labour government has been a disaster for the economy in England.

In the UK as a whole, in the years 2000 -2010, GDP rose by 1.7 % annually, the UK’s weakest performance since the 1940s.

In the UK as a whole, output in manufacturing contracted during the years 2000-2010, declining by an average of 1.2 per cent each year

(Noughties growth slowest since the war)


Saturday, December 19, 2009


Photo of Elias Elia, who has links to the Greek part of Cyprus (Globespan's missing millions - part three)

Bust Scottish airline Flyglobespan was owed £36million of its own cash by an online payments firm, E-Clear, run by Elias Elia.

From Douglas Fraser, of BBC Scotland (Globespan's missing millions - part three), we learn the following:

Elias Elia is the chief executive of E-Clear, which handles credit card transactions for airlines.

In December 2009, Globespan's founder Tom Dalrymple issued statements saying the airline management was in discussion with Halcyon Investments about a possible takeover of the company.

Halcyon, registered as a trust in Jersey in 2008, has Elias Elia as its chief investor.

Allbury Travel Group has ceased trading; it included Libra Holidays, Argo Holidays and JetLife.

Credit card transactions for buying Allbury Travel Group holidays were carried out by E-Clear.

Allbury Travel Group is a subsidiary of Allbury Ltd, a Virgin Islands company in which the controlling interest is reported to be a Mr Elias Elia.

A comment on a story at The Scotsman reads: "I know from speaking to a few Cypriots that this Elias Elia bloke is a bit of a dodgy mafia type." (Flyglobespan could have been saved, says Swinney - Scotsman.com News)

Reportedly, Osama Bin Laden used Greek Cyprus "as a transit point of exports in order to finance his terrorist activities. He has bank accounts in Nicosia in order to finance several terrorist activities." (Daily News - SOUTH CYPRUS; A HEAVEN FOR MONEY LAUNDERING.)


Salmond calls for Globespan probe


Friday, December 11, 2009


Rich and poor in Sao Paulo

There is a lot of wealth in the UK.

BUT, "the least well-off half of households own just 9 per cent of the wealth."

The rich have large pensions; and they have large houses, usually in the South East of England.

The typical poor family, for example in parts of Glasgow, has no private pension and no privately owned house.

They earn about £5 per hour.

Their wealth consists mainly of physical possessions such as a TV or clothing.

Life expectancy can be as low as in the Third World.

The median net financial wealth for people in the UK is just £5,200.

Poorest half of UK owns just 9% of wealth

Britain's 'average' family worth £204000

Thursday, December 03, 2009


UK 1901.

By being pals with the Pentagon, Tony Blair damaged Britain.

In the UK, Blair and Brown have made the poor much poorer.

Blair and Brown's Labour Party has damaged Britain.

A news story in the Financial Times gives us the details, and refers to a setback for Brown as poverty rises

The number of very poor households, earning less than 40 % of the average, is at its highest level for 25 years.

31 % of children are in low-income households.

Globalisation and immigration have helped reduce wages.

Long-term unemployment continues.

Many people are severely underpaid.

Blair and Brown made Britain a country of crooked bankers, rich estate agents and over-paid and often useless public sector workers.

Manufacturing has faded under Labour

According to a Financial Times study, the importance of manufacturing to the UK economy declined more rapidly under Labour than it did under Margaret Thatcher.

In 1997, when Blair came to power, manufacturing accounted for more than 20 % of the UK economy.

By 2007, manufacturing accounted for 12.4 % of the UK economy.

Under Labour, real estate has risen from 12.6 % of the economy to an estimated 16.2 %.