Henry Paget Flashman, a fictional character from the books by George MacDonald Fraser, first came to fame in ‘Tom Browns School days’.
A Gentleman’s Gentleman, moving in the highest social classes, dashing, handsome, charming, and an utter coward and bully.
His many adventures took him into danger, from which he fled at best speed, and into involvements with many women and friends of whom he abused and took advantage of without shame.
Along the way he managed to gain the reputation of Hero which he also used and abused.
A base, honourless coward and bully.
Which is why Corbyn called Cameron Flashman after the cowardly dig at PMs question time, when Cameron had the last response and used it to call for Corbyn to go knowing full well that the procedures of Parliament prevented the Labour leader from speaking again.
Cowardly and bullying, a real life Flashman.
But not the only one. Not long ago Boris Johnson went on TV and declared that he wasn’t standing for the position of PM, instead he was leaving the fight to the other candidates. Having lead the Leave campaign and won the vote Johnson now, like a spoiled child who has thrown tantrums and screamed till he got what he wanted, finds it wasn't what he thought it was and now doesn't want it.
Having cheered on the campaign that has split the country, caused such future upheavals and left such a mess he has now stopped, looked at the landmine Cameron has left for the next leader and Johnson has done a flashman, he bottled and ran for it, leaving Gove to take his place.
Bully and coward, public school educated, charming, moving in the highest social circles and utterly without honour or courage. Just like the fictional character.
Now we have Gove who until this morning was very definitely NOT going to stand for PM and was part of Team Boris suddenly throwing his hat into the ring.
My suspicion is that he knew Johnson had chickened out either early this morning or last night, odds are on early this morning since his speech sounded a bit rushed. Johnson chickens out and his chief henchman jumps in with a quick knife in the back and a grab at the job he very clearly wasn’t after just yesterday.
Now at this moment I’m torn between thinking Gove has stabbed Johnson in the back here and that Gove was told by Johnson and the two are working together behind the scenes with Team Boris soon to be swinging its support round to Team Gove with a tasty cabinet level job as reward for the blond one.
The next days will tell, watch what happens, if the comments from Team Johnson about backstabbing and betrayal suddenly stop and positive comments about Gove start.
While I’m on the subject of Bullies, I give you most of the Parliamentary Labour Party. The campaign against Corbyn that started on Sunday is in full swing but this isn’t a fight against Corbyn, rather I see a fight between Blairite new labour and the very concept of representative democracy in the Labour party.
An attempt to bully the labour voters themselves by killing off their chosen leader and replacing him with a leader chosen by and loyal to the MPs and NOT the voters.
The timing of this is interesting, as I mentioned a few days ago, at a time when the Tories were tearing themselves apart and trying to avoid the landmine the Labour party, instead of stepping in and using the opportunity to punish the Tories and to act as real statesmen, instead started a nasty little civil war of their own.
So many MPs showing that they have nothing but contempt for the rank and file and seeking to bully them in this way, the fact that the attacks started days ago and only just now have they found someone to step in and challenge for the leadership, four days of backstabbing and bullying from all sides and only now are they putting forward an option.
Parliament has long had a reputation for bullies, the party whips are not known for being friendly people at the best of times and there are a number of reports of MPs bullied to tears. The Tories are well known for it but not the only ones. This last seven days has demonstrated just how many cowards, bullies and honourless backstabbers we have sitting in parliament, our chosen representatives showing their true faces.
Yep, we voted for this pack of scum, Tory and Labour, we voted for them.
Well now we can see what they really are, cowards, bullies, Flashmen.
For those who have been watching the news (and if you have missed what is going on how is the weather at the South Pole?) we are sitting watching some truly classic, entertaining and utterly destructive political backstabbing and betrayal on an epic scale. Both of our main political parties are engaged in the kind of political infighting that Caesar would recognize as he saw all of the senators with daggers drawn advanced toward him.
There are two separate fights, one in the Labour party which is very much active, and one in the Tory party that has gone into slow motion because no one wants to set off Cameron’s nasty little trap.
On Sunday Hilary Benn apparently phoned Corbyn for a little chat that seems to have included a few choice comments about the urgent need for Corbyn to quit at once as he was a failure, or some such. End result, Benn was sacked. Sudden shock and outrage, spontaneous anger at the terrible way that the poor man had been treated and half the shadow cabinet decided to quit.
Though amazingly they did it in a very British way, they formed a queue. For those who were awake and paying attention you will know what I mean but for anyone who missed it, they resigned one by one and each an hour later that the last one. A regular, hourly resignation. Then they jumped in front of a camera or reporter and explained how terrible things were, how badly Corbyn had failed, the need for a proper leader, etc etc.
One after another they resigned, just as the media was beginning to lose interest, pop, another one quits. Then this morning (Monday), it continued, one by one more people quitting, all through the day a steady stream of deep regrets, lack of confidence in Corbyn etc and a resignation. The comments all sound the same, the sound bites carefully rehearsed and written by a speechwriter, one by one, hour by hour.
What we are looking at right now is a carefully planned and well organised operation to maximize the damage they do against Corbyn.
Each shadow cabinet member is quitting on a timetable, enough time is left after one goes to keep the sound bites and the fear going then as things start to quieten down, the next one resigns. There is a small team of PR types and political manipulators sitting in an office somewhere carefully running this.
Each shadow Cab person who resigns is running to a script, just listen to how similar their speeches and comments are, well scripted from a single source. The revenge of the Blair minions.
I suspect that Friday morning the result of the vote left everyone shocked and stunned but by Friday afternoon someone had one of those cunning plans and got a few other people round for a quick chat about activating operation ‘Overthrow Corbyn’, the super secret plan that was set up when Corbyn was elected and all those MPs came out and said they didn’t want him and would get rid of him as soon as possible, including the comment from one fairly well known person that they would rather lose the 2020 election than have Corbyn as leader.
So they had this cunning plan, carefully set out to cause maximum damage, get the media focused and spread as much shit as possible on Corbyns name.
Then, given the timing, I suspect they spent Saturday calling people and getting confirmations that people were in with the plan, once they had enough people with them (Blairites mostly but they pulled in a few from the left as well) they set up this schedule and kicked things off Sunday with a provocation, they needed something to claim outrage at, so Benn wandered off to take one for the team.
We have been watching the results, the media bias is heavily anti Corbyn (as usual), the MPs are faint with their praise of him or speaking from the same hymn sheet the quitters used and Tomorrow we have a vote of no confidence.
Thing is this seems to have been done quickly, it is well organised but has the feeling of being done at short notice, they don't have an heir to rally behind, there is no front runner or obvious replacement, which is why I think this is an old plan that has jumped off early, they would have had someone ready to step straight in if this had been done properly, most likely they are trying to take advantage of the shock Leave vote to stick in the knives they had ready but weren't planning to use for a while yet.
It’s bloody, it’s dragging Labour into the headlines for the worst possible reasons and making the whole party look bad, but that doesn’t matter, remember that whole we would rather lose the election than have Corbyn as leader, well here it is.
At a time when Labour have been given the opportunity to utterly discredit the Tories (who ran the leave campaign and caused the whole mess) they instead decided to do a bit of Act 3 Scene 1 (that’s the bit where Julius Caesar gets well and truly stabbed in the back, the sides and the front).
So basically at a time when the Tories are extremely vulnerable and tearing themselves apart along with the whole country, Labour decides to have a nasty little civil war on the front pages. There is a reason I call them the Incompetent party.
For those who read my posts and thank you for doing so, I have been saying for months that Cameron was around to catch the blame for the EU vote whichever way it went so probably Boris or May would step in free from the smell of the leave / stay shit pile.
My expectation was for late 2016 to early 2017, things jumped off a bit quickly but otherwise it’s not been a surprise, he was a dead duck PM as soon as he announced he wouldn’t be leader for the next election and post the EU vote was the logical time.
However, like IDS he caught me a little by surprise with his actions, I have to say the man has improved himself slightly in my eyes, he is still a two faced self serving scumbag who has been a disaster for this country and most of its people, but he does revenge like a Klingon.
He jumped before he was pushed, left invoking article 50 to his successor, and in doing so he has dumped a massive amount of the brown smelly stuff onto other people. His resignation speech was quick, people were still trying to understand just what the Leave vote meant and Dave wandered out of the door to number ten and said he was quitting after the summer and a new leader would chair the Tory conference in October.
By announcing his resignation (now rather than being kicked out later) he is now free to coast the summer looking for a new occupation while the rest of the party and the candidates to replace him suddenly find that great steaming pile of stuff they threw at Dave has come back to visit them.
Cameron has NOT invoked article 50 and has said he isn't going to, if he holds to that despite the EU leaders screaming and threatening (which they already are) then whoever becomes PM after him is basically (excuse the language here) fucked.
The next PM will be the one who either invokes article 50 at some point and therefore massively pisses off 48% (plus the regrexitiers) of the population and if they don't invoke 50 they piss off the other 52%. Whichever way they go they are going to have half their party and the entire country hating them. Dave has done a classic revenge here, a real "For hate's sake, I spit my last breath at thee" thing. With his last gasp as PM he has doomed his successor to being the person who makes the decision.
There is a ruddy great landmine sitting under the PMs chair in number ten, its musical chairs where the winner gets their career blown to little pieces.
After six years of fear, hatred and division, Dave has made sure that whoever follows him will be engulfed in the same fear, hate and division from their very first day. You can see this when the leave leaders talk about setting up a new government and building a negotiating team BEFORE they start the leave negotiations, no one wants to press the big red button when it has such an obvious trap under it.
The next Tory leader is done for unless they come up with something seriously out of the box and unexpected, the Scots are revolting (again), the Irish are revolting, half the population is angry at the other half and everyone who can possibly profit from this mess is spreading fear and panic across the world markets to make more profit regardless of the fallout.
And the next Tory leader gets the lot. Now things will have calmed down somewhat in terms of the Pound, the markets etc and the EU leaders may well be panicking as they face their own leave votes but it's still a huge trap for the next PM, so those who replace him will have no choice but to set off that trap.
Last night I went to bed as the first few regions were declaring their votes.
This morning I woke to find the votes counted and the official confirmation of the figures.
The leave campaign won seventeen million votes, the stay campaign managed sixteen million, the leave campaign won and so we are now looking into a less certain future than we did when we woke yesterday morning.
To use a nautical turn of phrase, we are now sailing into unexplored waters.
Over the course of the morning Dave has given his press conference and declared he will stand down by the Tory conference, which is in October, so we will have a new Tory leader by Christmas, a little faster than I expected but not outside of expectations, he was always going to go (or be pushed out), it was just a matter of how quickly. So Dave is done for and in all likelihood Osborne will be right behind him.
We have also heard from many of the vote leave people, Farage was grinning so much he may need medical help for lockjaw, others are being more careful in claiming things have changed though they are universal in saying things will be better, at some point.
Boris was full of praise for Dave, the Boris minions were spouting glowing praise of Boris and mutterings of people stepping up for the big chair in No 10 are spreading.
Social media is full of shocked people, upset by the results and fearful of the future. Many friends are worried, many are watching the markets or the pound or the reports that we have dropped from fifth largest world economy to sixth in the space of an hour.
The pound has dropped to a thirty year low, big British institutions have suffered massive market losses, Barclay's dropping by more than a quarter and many others doing worse. Doom and gloom and tax haven living traders are rubbing their hands with glee as they count their profits.
But did you know that nothing has changed.
Yep, the sun that rose this morning did so over a country that was the same as the day before and will be the same tomorrow. Nothing has changed, nothing.
NOTHING HAS CHANGED.
Yes I do mean that. Yes I know the markets are falling, the pound has plunged, walls are bleeding and cats and dogs are living together. I know the most likely new PM is Boris with Gove and IDS in senior positions. I know Scotland and Northern Ireland are talking about seceding if the UK leaves the EU.
But nothing has changed. Not a thing, the same people who had jobs yesterday still have them today, the people without jobs yesterday don’t have them today. Our industry and manufacturing (such as it is) is the same as it was on Thursday. Our service sector is still there, nothing real has changed.
AND NOTHING WILL CHANGE FOR AT LEAST TWO YEARS !
Nothing, not a thing. No laws, no limits on immigration, we will remain a member of the EU and be bound by those laws for at least two years and probably for years after that. The leave campaigners themselves are being very clear that they will NOT be invoking article 50 immediately and will, instead be putting into place the right government to handle the matter.
That’s political speak for “we won and now we are giving ourselves the nice jobs”.
The markets are already recovering, idiots and money grabbing manipulators have had their fun, traders will be grabbing shares that have dropped so much and will be making a nice profit when (and it is WHEN) those shares go back to normal. Because the magical money system may be bouncing up and down but nothing else has changed and will not change for years. Those companies have the same assets and are doing the same business.
NOTHING HAS CHANGED.
Everything you see happening is the result of people either panicking or taking advantage of other people panicking. The sun will rise tomorrow morning, the world hasn’t ended.
Please don’t panic, please don’t hate those who voted for the other side, nothing will change for years and I fully believe that the ‘negotiations’ that will take place prior to invoking the actual leave will take a year or three. There may not even be an EU to leave as we return to a trade block rather than a Federal super state. But the prices in the shops will rise only because of profiteering and price gouging by the supermarkets, things tomorrow will be the same as they are today. Next week will be like last week and next year will be like last year.
We have had six years of a Tory government using fear and hatred to create division and we are now seeing the Bitter Fruit that is the result of that, please don’t give in to the fear and hatred now, the vote has been counted but nothing will change for years to come and maybe not even then.
Don’t do the Tories job for them.
Please stop with the “End of the World” meme, nothing has changed, not a thing. The future is a little less certain than it was but for the vast majority of people in this country the future was never that certain to begin with, not under the rule of our political class.
One final thing:
Now the voting is done don't blame those who voted either way, instead point your fingers of guilt at those who spent three months spreading fear and hatred, three months of lies and deceptions, three months of treating people like fools.
So be nice to your friends no matter how they voted, be magnanimous in victory or in defeat and remember, no matter what happens, we were led to this and those that did the leading carry the blame, not those who were led.
As a society many of our sayings have origins in our earlier cultures and some disappear into the depths of history where they have been spoken in many languages by many peoples, different themes but all with the same meanings. There is one saying that I think is very appropriate to the situation we find ourselves in.
A situation that has not appeared overnight, or indeed over a few months, a situation that has been years in the making and as a result will be many years in the unmaking.
I’m not referring to Brexit here but to the overall situation of which the vote to remain or leave the EU is simply a part, though the most obvious part, instead I am referring to the damage done to our society as a whole, to our overall attitudes and unity as a nation.
Six years ago a single man did very well in a series of television debates and as a result his inconsequential political party suddenly found themselves in the position of kingmakers, they chose to place the crown on the head of one David Cameron and he in turn picked out those he thought loyal (or owed favours to) and made them his senior ministers. History may well curse Mr Clegg for his choice that day, men certainly do, but the fact remains that he made a choice and set this nation on the path it still follows.
Almost from the beginning the Tory rule was one that the kings and princes of history would recognize, divide and conquer, divide and rule, lies and deceit, corruption and greed, fear, the spy listening at the door or peering through the window, crushing poverty alongside unimaginable wealth and all carried out as the will of the King become divine and therefore beyond challenge.
You can read the above and chuckle but think about what I am saying, but remember Cameron standing at a gold plated lectern wearing his suit that costs as much as many make in a whole year while he spoke of permanent Austerity, that name that they have given to a political and economic policy that has the sole purpose of transferring wealth from the poor to the rich.
Remember Cameron speaking about the recent death of an MP, murdered in an act of domestic terrorism we normally associate with third world banana republics, remember him calling for an end to the hatred and division.
Rank hypocrisy, his words, his attitude, enough to make many otherwise decent people want to punch him in his smug mouth as he took advantage of a memorial service to a woman murdered by the hatred and division that has been the standard of his rule, to call for an end to division and hatred.
And yet he is hardly alone in this, his entire government's policies over the last six years have been based around turning one part of our society against another, of spreading fear and making people afraid of the future or of one group or another, and of spreading hatred about groups of people or potential futures. All supported, and in the case of channel 5 enthusiastically so, by a mainstream media that operates more as political or government propaganda.
The unemployed are all cheats and frauds, workshy and lazy, living the life of luxury on the money paid by those hard working tax payers.
The poor, feckless and worthless, if only they worked harder to find a good job so they weren’t sponging off the system with all those benefits they claimed.
The disabled, nothing but a bounce of scam artists with their hands outstretched and a sob story on their lips, refusing to work and instead demanding ever more money for no better reason than they ‘claim’ to need extra help.
The old, people who think that just because they got old they are entitled to a pension when they still have a few years of work left in them.
The young, those under 25 who are lazy and useless, can’t be trusted and such an unproductive waste of a job that they don’t deserve to be paid an adults wage, oh and who should still be living at him with the family and aren’t worth anything till they are over 21.
Then we have those dammed immigrants coming over here taking jobs that British people are too lazy to take or even apply for. The whingers and the whiners who complain they can’t live on those zero hours contracts. The greedy people queuing up for all that free food that food banks hand out.
Students who complain that leaving Uni with debts of £40k + is a bad thing, bunch of trouble makers looking for the hard paying taxpayers to fund them.
Even that phrase that I have deliberated used several times and which our politicians have pushed into general use, a simple phrase and yet one that is an integral part of the division and the hatred. Hard working taxpayer.
A taxpayer: Someone who contributes to society by paying taxes, so not anyone who earns under £10k a year, meaning not the poor, not those on benefits, not those in part time or zero hours jobs that pay under the tax threshold. Hardworking: Diligent, dedicated, working with determination and energy, tireless and unflagging, industrious and enthusiastic, someone prepared to make the extra commitment and to work those extra (unpaided) hours for the good of the company and country. So not applying to those slackers and wastrals who aren’t (or can’t) give 110% for the full eight hours a day five days a week. Put these two together and consider the way in which this phrase is used by Cameron and the rest of his type, it is Hardworking Taxpayers who are being cheated by the benefit frauds, Hardworking Taxpayers who
“It is not fair to ask hardworking taxpayers to fund the benefits of” “Victims of a welfare trap laid by Labour, paid for by hardworking taxpayers.” “My commitment to 30 million hardworking taxpayers” “They never stand up for are the British people and hardworking taxpayers.”. “Where hard work is rewarded – where we make work pay”
Hardworking, a phrase so often used by the lords of the land to describe the peasants and the serfs and with such contempt.
Divide society, turn it against itself, foster fear and hatred at every level.
People who hate and fear those in another town or in the next street cannot unite to oppose the king who rules over them, people struggling to put food on the table don’t have time to challenge the rule of their lords and masters. People with huge debts hanging round their necks like millstones don’t go near the sea of discontent for fear of drowning.
It’s all about control and how to get it and keep it. A government that represents the counted votes of a quarter of the nation and yet able to impose such terrible conditions on the population without any real fear of response. Because they have made people fear any alternative (though Labour incompetence certainly helped).
Brexit didn’t start this, but it does show it clearly as the curtain has been pulled down and the division, fear mongering and hatred is clear to see. Jo wasn't killed because of Brexit, she was simply another victim of the fear and the hatred that has been government and Tory policy for years. A sign that people are beginning to reach the point where such violence becomes an option. If someone who by all accounts was a decent and fair MP can be killed by this fear and hatred how must someone like IDS be feeling, what chill wind is blowing down the well guarded corridors of power as those who have earned such fear and hatred look at what they have created.
Tomorrow the nation goes to vote, on Friday we will have the numbers.
But nothing will change, oh the markets will scream and the situation will be used to make the likes of Soros even more millions. But the sun will still rise, it will still rain and life will go on.
The fear, the hatred, the division, they will still be with us, because these have become part of our society thanks to six years of deliberate political and governmental policy by our Tory lords and masters. It will be years before anything changes as a result of tomorrows vote, if anything does change. But on Saturday there will still be sections of our society that are used as objects of fear and hatred, groups who are made out to be the enemy, people whose income makes them worthless to society as a whole, or at least that’s what we are told.
Next week channel 5 will still be making those on benefits out to be money grabbing scum, the phrase ‘Hard working Taxpayers’ will still be used to divide and to dismiss the poor, the unemployed, the part time workers.
After six years of almost constant fear and hatred and division it will take a generation to recover from this, if it is even possible. Six years of being taught to fear and to hate by our own government, six years of constant media propaganda about the enemy without and the enemy within.
Six years. The length of the Tory rule. Six years of hatred and envy, six years of fear and uncertainty, six years of turning neighbour against neighbour. That isn’t going to fade anytime soon and even if Dave and everyone like him is killed by that asteroid strike that will happen if the leave vote wins the damage they have done will be with us for long years. The Brexit campaign will be done and forgotten but the anger and the fear will still be there, not because of a few months of campaigning over Europe, but because of six years, six whole years, where fear and hatred and division has been political and governmental policy.
Six years in the making and a generation in the recovery. The poisonous legacy of Cameron and his Tories and he hasn’t gone yet, nor will the Tory policy of division, fear and hatred fade with him, his replacement will come from a short list of people surrounded by those who actively spread the fear and the hatred.
At the beginning of this piece I spoke about a saying, something that in many forms and many languages has existed I believe for thousands of years. Some will recognize it as biblical, others will know it from other sources but while the words change, the meaning remains the same. What you sow, what you plant, that is what you will harvest.
Cameron and the Tories have spent six years planting seeds that are growing into trees whose branches are fear and hatred, trees whose roots are division and separation, trees that have grown quickly and are now everywhere you look.
After six years those trees are being harvested and the fruit of all that hatred, fear and division is going to be bitter indeed.
Letter from BT this morning, bit odd since I don’t have a land line or any BT services and it looked like either a bill or a circular.
On checking, it was a bill. Which left me a little puzzled but I put it aside to deal with in the afternoon when I got home. Which was over an hour ago. The letter said to check MYBT for billing details so I did, wouldn’t let me log on and said user or password was wrong so I changed the password, twice, nothing.
Oh some background details. I have used YAHOO mail for Donkeys years, since last century, when they turned into BT/Yahoo I had some BT email addresses and I still use BTINTERNET.COM but that’s it. I had a BTOPENWORLD one but haven’t used that for years.
Anyway my BT email address and twice changed password didn’t work so I tried the help system and then the contact us system, which took me back to the help system with pages of ‘please select your problem’ and every time I got to trying to describe the problem I was told to log on to MYBT to submit the fault.
WHICH I CAN’T DO !
Ten minutes and I found a talk to a human being link (it was small and in the bottom corner) and ended up using a chat window to talk to a Lady in India who checked and asked me a load of questions and then told me it was for a premium service account but when I wanted more details she couldn’t help and suggested I call the cancellation team.
Erm. No landline and I’m not using my mobile to call a BT premium number.
So she called my mobile and transferred me.
To the cancellation team, an English sounding lady.
Gave them the account number and details and yep, she said, it’s a premium service account, been active since 2012 and they’ve been charging me since 2014.
Erm says I, no they haven’t, I would have noticed.
Well says she, the account is in my name and says they’ve been charging you since 2014 and the letter is a final demand sort of thing. But she is the cancellation team and I need to talk to billing because she can’t see the details.
OK, so whatever this is that I don’t know about, can you kill it I ask.
She does. Then she transfers me to billing, an Indian lady in a very noisy call centre with a lot of other people close by all talking. After much repeating and me slowly getting angry as she explained to me what was going on, oh and half an hour of MUSAK interspaced with someone telling me they are checking something and please hold, the saga was this.
In 2012 my BT email accounts were moved from being BTYahoo over to being BT, not a problem, didn’t involve anything on my part and made no difference. But then in 2014 my unused account (the BTOPENWORLD one) was upgraded to premium.
Then in 2014 they started charging me for the premium service, the invoices were sent to the premium account, the reminders were sent to the premium account and just a few minutes ago the lady I was talking to at that time told me the charges were totally justified and I should check the invoices and bills to see that.
WHICH I CAN’T DO BECAUSE I DON’T HAVE ACCESS TO THE PREMIUM ACCOUNT I DIDN’T KNOW EXISTED UNTIL THIS AFTERNOON SO I CAN’T SEE THE BILLS AND I HAVEN’T SEEN THE BILLS YOU, ARE CHARGING ME FOR SOMETHING I CAN’T ACCESS EVEN IF I KNEW IT EXISTED ! ! !
Working very hard not to be rude, it’s not their fault and they are following a script but still,
Then I asked to speak to a supervisor because minimum wage lady was going in circles telling me the costs were correct and they were going to continue them and I should check the invoice details.
WHICH I CAN’T DO BECAUSE ETC ETC
It’s times like this when I really need a half gallon of good strong coffee but having been on the phone and online for an hour now didn’t want to risk going to the kitchen.
Oh she’s gone to check something and put me back on hold with MUSAK ! ! !
How did this end, other than me punching the walls.
Well when she came back she told me that she couldn’t help because I had cancelled the premium service which meant a final bill was going to be generated and since that hadn’t been worked out yet she could no longer deal with my case. I would have to wait 14 days for the final bill before I could raise the matter again.
She did say that my comments had been noted and would be taken into consideration.
So I guess I get to repeat this in two weeks. That’s an hour of my life wasted, thanks a bunch.
Seriously though, BT, in the real world we call this a scam. You create a premium account out of thin air, bill that account and then send me the final demand, justifying your costs by telling me to look at the bills you have been sending to the premium account you created. I have had no, that’s NO, ZERO, NONE, involvement in this premium account.
Does this sort of thing work on the elderly, does this scam work on people who are easily fooled, how often BT, do you do this to people. While you aren’t getting anything out of me other than harsh language and maybe if you really piss me off, charges of aggravated stress and mental anguish, I have to wonder how many people fall for this and pay up.
How many people, BT, how many do you scam like this?