FROM UKIP’S DEPUTY LEADER Hypocrisy of the Out-of-cash Lady
I ONCE went on a radio show and called the then new Labour leader Ed Miliband a trade union stooge.
I was booed but I said it for a simple reason – he is. Ed Miliband was elected as leader of the Labour Party by unions.
The majority of Labour MPs, MEPs, Lords, councillors and normal members all voted in favour of his brother David. Ed won the big block union vote.
From that moment, Ed Miliband had signed a pact with union bosses.
I’m confused why people are up in arms now it has come to light that the unions are placing their own members as candidates in Labour seats. WHAT a weekend of sport topped by Andy Murray’s Wimbledon win!
I predicted he’d win the tournament in this column a fortnight ago and put my money where my mouth was and got him at 11-4.
We did well in the rugby too, with Lions beating the Wallabies Down Under to take the series 2-1.
And our man Chris Froome won the Yellow Jersey in the Tour de France.
On a sadder note, Scouse heavyweight David Price lost to Tony Thompson.
I predicted David would go on to be heavyweight champion of the world. He can still achieve that but he will have to spend the next few years fighting at domestic level first. KERRY Katona is furious because she has been dropped as ‘the face’ of a pay day loan company.
Before her demiset, she was on our TV screens beaming into our homes to tell us how wonderful pay day loans are.
Mmmm ... strange Katona feels that way about pay day loans considering she has just filed for bankruptcy, which of course went down like a bag of sick with her former employers.
What gets my goat isn’t the fact that she is a Z-rate celebrity who will do anything to get her face on the box or in a newspaper – it is her complete hypocrisy.
This isn’t the first time she has been made bankrupt – she was bankrupted in 2008.
So even though she had experienced the agony and humiliation of bankruptcy herself, she still went on to front adverts for this pay day loan company which goes by the name of Cash Lady.
Good old Cash Lady has an interest rate of 2000 PER CENT – yes that’s right, 2000%!
After being dropped, Katona claimed the company are “hypocrites” (oh the irony), that they made her “sob” and that she understands why people “commit suicide” because of debt.
Can’t Katona see she was promoting a company that could have put people on a spiral of debt that could lead to bankruptcy?
Can’t she see that it is loans like this that make other people sob and could potentially drive people to suicide?
Companies like Cash Lady are like parasites feeding on people’s misery, which helps explain why they have spread like wildfire since the onset of the recession in 2008.
They know their audience and they sure they screen their adverts when they know that the most vulnerable will be watching TV – the daytime.
That’s why target make every advert break between 10am and 3pm is stuffed with these companies advertising their loans.
It’s the pensioners, the single mums, the students and the unemployed that they are after.
In other words: people who are struggling to make ends meet.
It’s not just the time of day they exploit – it’s the time of year too.
They target poor families when they are desperate – like at Christmas.
For example, Christmas Cash Loans spoke of the ‘ cheap and friendly interest rates’ so people could enjoy the festive period.
The ever so ‘friendly’ interest rate was 1737%.
In the old days – when we could talk straight – it was called good old ‘loan sharking’. That’s what it is today – legal loan sharking with a new name: pay day loans.