MY THOUGHTS ON THE ELECTION BUT NOT DEBT RELATED
This is not debt advice, it’s just my thoughts on the general election from the viewpoint of a consumer activist, maybe I can give you kind of inside track that major media outlets won’t tell you about, because frankly they aren’t allowed to or in some cases don’t want to.
But first a few disclaimers
IF YOU DON’T INTEND TO VOTE OR ARENT REGISTERED TO VOTE THEN YOU SHOULD PROBABLY NOT READ THIS BECAUSE I’M SORRY BUT YOUR OPINION DOESN’T MATTER IN THE BROAD SCHEME OF THINGS.
I AM NOT SELLING YOU A CONSPIRACY THEORY.
I AM A LABOUR SUPPORTER
I WAS DEAD AGAINST THE IRAQ WAR FROM THE START
DESPITE WHAT YOU MIGHT HAVE READ OR HEARD LABOUR DID NOT CAUSE THE ECONOMIC CRASH AND NOR DID THEY OVER SPEND…THEY JUST GOT CAUGHT OUT BY ECONOMICS LIKE EVERY WESTERN NATION DID.
I WELCOME COMMENTS TELLING ME I’M WRONG OR PICKING APART MY ARGUMENTS…JUST BE POLITE AS I WILL WITH YOU.
Some of you might be familiar with the things I’ve done as a consumer activist. I make a hobby of finding loopholes in debt laws and exploiting them for myself and for other people free of charge, often the people are strangers but I take pride in fighting back against an increasingly powerful corporate system mainly because I believe in fairness and social justice but most of all I like reminding these entities that they are not above the law despite what they might think.
Lately I’ve seen a worrying trend emerging where the Police have been playing an active role in recovering commercial debts which legally they shouldn’t do as it is a commercial matter. Things have gotten to the point where the Police are using what they call TAUs or tactical aid units (essentially something similar to the riot police) to help recover debts. I don’t for one minute think policemen want to spend their time doing this and I don’t think policemen join the force to become glorified bailiffs. I believe this is the work of the Tory government behind the scenes.
Events reached a head for me when a stranger messaged me on the internet asking for help with a bailiff visit that was imminent. I wasn’t far away so I attended just in time to intercept the bailiff, a heated row followed where he tried to threaten me with arrest and I laughed at him so he called the police. To my utter shock the police threatened me with arrest unless I let the bailiff into the property (something they have no right or legal power to demand). I took a gamble and stood my ground demanding the police radio the station to clarify the law. Eventually they did as I asked and found I was correct so they stood back while the bailiff impotently tried to get his commission…he went away empty handed though.
Since that day I’ve gone into semi-retirement, focussing on providing advice and only getting personally involved in special cases.
The Conservative government are slowly closing all the consumer protections in our laws, these are protections I have for years relied on to make large corporations/government agencies and local councils back away from terrorising people. However the protections are vanishing quickly! I have already been forced to delete two of my blogs as new laws and amendments have made them redundant. I believe that 5 more years of a Conservative government will make all of my blogs obsolete and take away the last real essence of fairness in our consumer society, the corporations will be all powerful if people don’t make a stand.
Much of what I have done has only been possible by relying on Victorian laws but mostly on laws brought in by the labour government from 1997 to 2009…love them or hate them the Labour party do at least consider the human element as opposed to the Conservatives who see cash cows.
Vote for UKIP and you essentially waste your vote as it would take 15 years minimum for them to even have a chance of ruling the country and until then you are really voting for the conservatives by stealth.
Here is a no B/S round up of how your vote will count and who it will benefit
Conservative vote = conservative
Labour vote = Labour
UKIP vote = conservative
Green vote = no effect
SNP vote = Conservative
plaid cymru vote = Conservative
Independent candidate vote = Conservative
BNP vote = no effect
Sorry but if you want to get rid of this government then Labour are only party that can realistically do it.
It’s a mathematical fact