Why does Health Minister Sussan Ley like “killing” our mothers with a USA banned dementia drug, the anti-psychotic Risperdal?

Why does Health Minister Sussan Ley like “killing” our mothers with a USA banned dementia drug, the anti-psychotic Risperdal?

The punchline :

Q1 Why do we need this drug for dementia when the manufacturer’s own country bans it use and provides a massive black box warning of its death risk for our elderly in its consumer document disclosure?

Why has Australia’s TGA recently partially banned Risperdal for vascular dementia and mixed dementia but censored the revised science evidence belatedly announced six months after Health Canada announced this new science?

Who is guilty of corruption or manslaughter or misleading information or professional misconduct or cartel behaviour or ????

A. Why did Minister Ley in mid July 2015 reject, in writing, my request to ban Risperdal for dementia in Australia, following my earlier meeting with my Federal electoral representative, Environment Minister Greg Hunt on 29 May 2015?

B. Why did Minister Ley choose to censor the USA’s black box warning system, which noted Risperdal was not approved for dementia and carried a significant increased death risk?

C. Why did Minister Ley say to me, in writing, her health system policy rejects the USA black box warning system of serious adverse events for around 700 other pharmaceutical drugs marketed in Australia to “dumbed down” consumers?

D. Why did Minister Ley say to me in writing that Australia follows the health regulation protocols of the United Kingdom and Canada?

E. Why did Minister Ley fail to act in prohibiting Risperdal for dementia conditions back on 18 February 2015, when Health Canada so did on the back of revised safety information provided by Johnson & Johnson?

F. Why did Minister Hunt, and Alzheimer’s Australia Chairman Graeme Samuel, attempt to stop my private campaign to ban Risperdal for dementia on Saturday 1 August 2015, whilst Minister Hunt was trapped on his three week electoral campaign walk around his 500 km electorate, raising funds for autism awareness?

G. What was the link between my correspondence to Minister Hunt and Graeme Samuel on Sunday 2 August 2015, which resulted in the TGA reversing its position and adopting the “Canadian style” prohibition announced by Health Canada some six months earlier on 18 February 2015.

H. When did Minister Ley and Minister Hunt, become aware of the upgraded safety data announced by Health Canada on 18 February 2015, which was supplied to Health Canada prior to that date by Johnson & Johnson?

I. What date, and to whom in Australia, did Johnson & Johnson supply the upgraded safety data announced by Health Canada on 18 February 2015?

J. Would no action have been taken in Australia had I not written firm letters on Sunday 1 August 2015 to Minister Hunt and Graeme Samuel, resulting in the ban being announced by the TGA 48 hours later, whilst Minister Hunt was visiting his primary school constituents?

K. What was the other major side effect I raised back then with Minister Ley and Minister Hunt affecting the use of Risperdal for young male autistic children, which remains a cover up, despite massive litigation over this side effect in the USA, and a serious adverse warning? 

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Check out the world’s leading whistleblower, former Merck executive, Brandy Vaughan’s website at http://www.learntherisk.org/ . I was blown away again just listening to her live internet seminar as I was writing this post today. Lucky for me Brandy has linked in with me some time back, and is very keen to come to Australia to help us fight the war of words here too.

A few short statements by Brandy Vaughan from 2.40pm today say it all:

“They are focusing on keeping us sick, not healthy”.

“There is a lot of information we are not being told”.

“Drop in the bucket compared to what is coming along the line, including adult vaccinations.”

Nearly 300 vaccines under development”

“passports and driving licences will be linked to mandatory adult vaccination schedules”

Check out the Huffington Post exposé of the $3 billion corruption settlement by Johnson & Johnson for their marketing of this Risperdal drug in the USA in my earlier post of 22 September 2015 at Huffington Post’s “The Credo Company”.

In Australia, Minister Ley ensures all her various health regulatory arms turn a blind eyeso our mums in dementia homes can be fed this “killer” as if it was like lolly water.

Let’s try and keep this post simple and to the point my supporters keep telling me. I find everything with Big Pharma extremely complex, detailed, often confusing, and leading into endless further streams of enquiry into ever more cover-ups. But let me try to sum this up and have a short rest before I tell you about the WA chemo boy and that outrageous injustice and hypocrisy.

  1. I say Health Minister Sussan Ley has been party to a grand plan to prematurely kill our elderly.
  2. This premature death plan has been condoned by Graeme Samuel’s Alzheimer’s Australia.
  3. This premature death plan has been supported by our corrupted Therapeutic Goods Administration.
  4. This premature death plan has been supported by the Labor Party and the GMO driven leader of the Greens Party, Dr Richard Di Natale.
  5. This premature death plan has been supported by our corrupted National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).
  6. This premature death plan has been supported by our corrupted Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, which subsidises the cost of this drug by nearly 1500%.
  7. This premature death plan has been supported by our corrupted Medicare Benefits Scheme.
  8. This premature death plan has been supported by our corrupted Australian Medical Association, which ignores all Cochrane Collaboration Reviews expressing negative conclusions about Big Pharma’s drugs.
  9. This premature death plan has been supported by our satanic Friends of Science in Medicine, and its sister organization run by Prof Dwyer, the Australian Healthcare Reform Alliance, comprising 54 individual associations.
  10. This premature death plan has been supported by our corrupted nursing home structure administered by our Federal Government’s Human Resources Department.
  11. This premature death plan has been supported by our “fear driven” registered nurses “paralysed into silence” in the face of intimidatory tactics, and the inevitable loss of job for being a whistleblower.
  12. This premature death plan has been supported by our ACCC and Federal and State Attorney-Generals, who have ignored a litany of successful corruption cases overseas, particularly by the US Department of Justice.
  13. This premature death plan has been supported by our Coroners Office, who has made no effort to understand why dementia has crept into the no 2 slot for cause of death in women.

 So if you think I am making outlandish statements, read on. 

Fact One: Health Canada, the equivalent of Australia’s TGA, acted to ban Risperdal for vascular dementia and mixed dementia, and restricted its use for Alzheimer’s Disease in Canada on 18 February 2015 as described at  

Risperidone – Restriction of the Dementia Indication

 Fact Two – 18 February 2015 is now the critical start date for my first proposed class action, being the relevant date of Health Canada’s change, nearly 6 months before Minister Ley reluctantly partially ended her deadly cover up.

 So confidentially email me at glittle@fightpharmacorruption.com

or phone me on 0402 904749

if you are concerned as to why your “dementia diagnosed” mother or father has been administered Risperdal

since 18 February 2015.

Fact ThreeOn 18 February, 2015Health Canada noted the manufacturer Johnson & Johnson, through its subsidiary Janssen Inc., “submitted a review of safety information related to antipsychotic drugs, which indicated a higher risk of cerebrovascular adverse events in patients with mixed and vascular dementia compared to those with dementia of the Alzheimer type.”

Fact FourOn 18 February, 2015, the indication for risperidone in dementia was restricted by Health Canada “to the short-term symptomatic management of aggression or psychotic symptoms in patients with severe dementia of the Alzheimer type unresponsive to non-pharmacological approaches and when there is a risk of harm to self or others. The indication no longer includes the treatment of other types of dementia such as vascular and mixed types of dementia.”

Fact 5On 18 February, 2015, Health Canada advised “Physicians to assess the risks and benefits of the use of risperidone in elderly patients with severe dementia of the Alzheimer type, taking into account risk predictors for stroke or existing cardiovascular comorbidities in the individual patients.”

Fact 6Janssen Inc., in consultation with Health Canada,

 would like to inform healthcare professionals, caregivers and patients

of important updates to the indication of risperidone for severe dementia. The decision to limit risperidone’s indication to severe dementia of the Alzheimer type is based on a comprehensive evaluation of the safety information related to all antipsychotic drugs which indicated a higher risk of cerebrovascular adverse events in patients with the mixed or vascular dementia compared to those with dementia of the Alzheimer type.”

Fact 7 – Products affected were:

  • “RISPERDAL® (risperidone tablets and oral solution)
  • RISPERDAL M-TAB® (risperidone orally disintegrating tablets)
  • All generic versions of risperidone oral formulations”

Fact 8 – Background information provided by Health Canada –Prior to this dementia indication update,

risperidone was approved for use in Canada for severe dementia.

The indication for risperidone in dementia has been limited to Severe Dementia of the Alzheimer type – Symptomatic management of aggression and psychotic symptoms.

Elderly patients with dementia treated with antipsychotic drugs present an increased risk of death compared to placebo, mostly due to cardiovascular events and infections.”

Fact 9 – Health Canada advised consumers as to who is affected 

Risperidone belongs to a group of medicines called antipsychotic drugs. 

Risperidone may be used for short-term treatment to control aggression or psychotic symptoms (hallucinations or delusions) in severe dementia of the Alzheimer type. Dementia is a brain disease that decreases the ability to think and remember. Risperidone is no longer recommended for use in other types of dementia such as vascular and mixed types of dementia.

Patients and caregivers should contact their Healthcare Professional for further information and questions about risperidone therapy. Additional information about risperidone is also provided in the Part III: Consumer Information section of the RISPERDAL® Product Monograph.”

Fact 10 – Health Canada provided Information for health care professionals

“Physicians are advised to assess the benefits and risks of the use of risperidone in elderly patients with severe dementia of the Alzheimer type, taking into account risk predictors for stroke or existing cardiovascular comorbidities in the individual patient.

Please refer to the RISPERDAL® Product Monograph for full prescribing information.

The current RISPERDAL® Product Monograph can be found at the Janssen Canada Web site and Health Canada’s Web page.”

Fact 11 – Health Canada noted for more information

“The update to the product monograph was not a result of a Health Canada safety review. Therefore a Summary Safety Review is not available.”

 So confidentially email me at  glittle@fightpharmacorruption.com

or phone me on 0402 904749

if you are concerned as to why your “dementia diagnosed” mother or father has been administered Risperdal

since 18 February 2015.

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Should Health Minister Ley resign for approving a Type 2 diabetes drug with no scientific evidence and an increased risk of lower limb amputation?

Should Federal Health Minister Sussan Ley resign for approving a Type 2 diabetes drug with no scientific evidence and an increased risk of lower limb amputation? 

The gold star global reviewer of medical trials, The Cochrane Collaboration, just reviewed Minister Ley’s support for Type 2 diabetes drug, Canagliflozin, known as INVOKANA in Australia, arriving at

the most damning conclusion I have yet seen in my battle V Big Pharma discussed at  www.fightpharmacorruption.com:

  “We could not include any Randomised Control Trial in this systematic review…Due to lack of data it is not possible to conclude whether {Canagliflozin} prevents or delays the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes mellitus  “

The Cochrane Collaboration is strongly recognised by your Australian Government health regulators and the ANTI NATURE lobby group, the Friends of Science in Medicine. Together they repeatedly refer to the Cochrane review virtues, sometimes to table court evidence to deregister natural health practitioners for lack of Cochrane evidence, or sometimes for championing the destruction of all natural therapies through reports from the National Health and Medical Research Council.

Let me connect the dots for you in the next 8 messages.

Question 1: How come Minister Ley advised consumers “not to be alarmed” with the  massive jump in the safety risk of losing your leg, or toe, by taking type 2 diabetes drugs, including Johnson & Johnson’s Canaglifloxin, known as INVOKANA in Australia?    See the release dated 7 June 2016 by the TGA at TGA increases risk of imputation for diabetes type 2 drugs

Question  2 : How come the internationally recognised Cochrane Collaboration just completed a review of these diabetes Type 2 drugs, concluding they could not find a single scientific study to review efficacy or safety in their recent review published 21 April 2016? See No Evidence of a single trial according to gold star reviewer Cochrane Collaboration

Question 3 : How come Minister Ley’s drug approval department, the Therapeutic Goods Administration, relied upon at least 12 scientific trials, which Cochrane Collaboration rejected for their lack of quality?

Question 4: How come we provide more work for surgeons just because diabetes Type 2 drugs are not working, and are not safe, whilst Minister Ley’s corrupt team sits back saying “don’t be alarmed”, the “benefits outweigh the risks”.

Question  5: How come Malcolm Turnbull is a hypocrite, calling a double dissolution because of his concerns about corruption in the Labor Party‘s supporters, yet he turns a blind eye about corruption in his own backyard.

Question  6: How come most people know there are more dodgy scientists than dodgy natural practitioners, but the scientists get off scott free every time, when they invent some new method of mass deception with the flawed, biased or plain corrupt trials?

Question  7 – How come all those leg and toe loppers, hiding behind closed surgery doors, with all your government protection and funding, don’t realise their game is up, and the public will rise up and assert their freedom of choice?

Question  8 – How come the NSW President of the AMA, Professor Brad Frankum, has made an embarrassing attack on the Health Australia Party claiming HAP misses the point, highlighting his profession’s success with diabetes but fails to mention the Cochrane scathing conclusion relating to Type 2 diabetes drugs, noting:

“One of the biggest chronic disease threats facing Australia is the rises of diabetes and it is outright dangerous to be espousing the idea that a disease like that can be treated with alternative therapies”

Minister Ley does these cover-ups all the time, as I learnt the hard way, when we locked horns last year with dementia drug of choice, Risperdal, a deadly concoction designed to shorten your parents’ lives I am sorry to say. I set out details below in this Post and refer you to an earlier post on Risperdal at Q to Alex Gorsky, Chairman/CEO of Johnson and Johnson, would you give your USA banned drug Risperdal to your father, if he had dementia?

Check out also this media article about Minister Ley, which I acknowledge cannot be fully accepted for authenticity, as it was published by the Sydney Morning Herald, which has an addiction to rather negative articles about Nature.

Sussan Ley: From punk rocker to health minister

 

Health Minister Sussan Ley, who I say is part of a widespread corruption by Big Pharma, has excelled herself beyond my wildest dreams with her unsustainable position on these Type 2 diabetes drugs.

No Cochrane evidence

is about as bad as it can get.

Yet Minister Ley is responsible

for the public being informed

“the Benefits outweigh the Risks”

Minister Ley must resign immediately,

or be sacked by Malcolm Turnbull.

My mission is to FightPharmaCorruption and swing the $150 billion health budget pendulum from largely 100% chemical health now to an equal 50:50 split with natural health over the next 20 years. See my more detailed mission statement at www.fightpharmacorruption.com

I know Minister Ley, as one of my key Linkedin contacts, will not take offence with me saying she is part of a widespread corruption, because anyone dealing with Big Pharma is now assumed to be corrupt unless proven innocent in the United States, such has been the wealth of corruption cases run by the US Department of Justice for the last 15 years.

The burden of proof about drug company ethics shifted a long time ago in the public’s eyes, just like our politicians have reversed the burden of proof for all natural therapy professionals. In fact your politicians, through the NHMRC report on 17 Natural Therapy professions in 2015, have settled on the “lack of evidence” outcome to hang you for sure if you are called up for scrutiny.

Minister Ley and I had quite a stoush last year, when I mounted a rather aggressive, but “behind the scenes” campaign to have dementia drug Risperdal banned for dementia. In the end, a ban was placed on mixed dementia and vascular dementia, plus maximum time periods of 10 weeks for Alzheimers Disease. Many other groups were also campaigning too of course over many years.

Sorry Minister Ley and Minister Greg Hunt, I haven’t forgotten our Risperdal “battle” between May-August 2016. Let’s finish that sordid affair with the election clock ticking down in the last week of this election cycle. I am hoping one or both Ministers will be “forced” to come clean with the election heat on. Just like last year when the TGA partially banned Risperdal within 48 hours of strong discussions I had with Greg Hunt and Graeme Samuel.

Greg is a genuine human being, but I say handcuffed by his Party. The quick partial banning had everything to do with Greg being publicly exposed last year on his 500km pilgrimage around his Flinders electorate, to educate primary school kids with his vision for their long term health.

Greg knows that there were two issues back then for which I wanted him to go public. I took the partial win on the Risperdal ban for dementia, a drug which was crippling my elderly mother, who passed away a month ago.

I went quiet on the second extraordinary side effect of Risperdal well known in the USA, but covered up by our Liberal Party top guns. Let’s see what happens with this curly one, as it relates to that disease that is not caused by anything – AUTISM.

I repeat my mission is to FightPharmaCorruption and swing the $150 billion health budget pendulum from largely 100% chemical health now to an equal 50:50 split with natural health over the next 20 years. See my more detailed mission statement at www.fightpharmacorruption.com

Uniting the natural health practitioners, and their patients, will prove a formidable force on the political scene, as social media drives the transparency that every government is desperate to deny.

No doubt most of Minister Ley’s staff and hangers-on are unregulated, unregistered,  unchecked, unlicensed, unvaccinated, unknown and unable out of fear to whistle-blow to me, about the daily carnage in our Health Department.

I would love to privately chat in confidence to anyone inside the TGA that has a large conscience, exceptional courage and a sense of duty to his fellow human beings.

My phone number is 0402 904749 and email is glittle@frenchislandretreat.com.au

Here is the TGA report on the increased amputation risk of Canaglifloxin, known as INVOKANA in Australia, for you to examine yourself

“Safety advisory – potential increased risk of lower limb amputation

7 June 2016

Consumers and health professionals are advised that an ongoing clinical study involving canagliflozin has identified a potential increased risk of requiring lower limb amputations, primarily of the toes.

Canagliflozin, which is also known as Invokana in Australia, is a medicine used to lower blood glucose in adult patients with type 2 diabetes.

A two-fold higher incidence of lower limb amputations, primarily of the toes, has been seen in the ongoing CANagliflozin cardioVascular Assessment Study (CANVAS). The reasons for this increase are not currently known, however dehydration and volume depletion may play a role.

It should be noted that CANVAS involves patients at high risk of problems with the heart and blood vessels, and that lower limb amputations occurred in both the canagliflozin and placebo groups in the study.

Patients with diabetes (especially those with poorly controlled diabetes and pre-existing problems with the heart and blood vessels) are at increased risk of infection and ulceration that can lead to requiring lower limb amputations.

Information for consumers

If you or someone you care for is taking canagliflozin, you should be aware of this issue but not alarmed.

The increased risk of requiring lower limb amputation is not high and the benefits of taking your medicine likely still outweigh the risks. You should not stop taking your medicine without first consulting a doctor.

All patients with diabetes have a risk of foot complications. It is very important that you undertake routine preventative foot care and immediately notify your doctor if you experience ulceration, discolouration or new pain or tenderness in your foot or toes. It is also important to remain well hydrated and to be aware of the signs and symptoms of dehydration and volume depletion.

If you have any questions or concerns about this issue, speak to your diabetes nurse educator or other health professional.

Information for health professionals

If you are treating patients who are taking canagliflozin advise them of this issue, but reassure them that the increased risk of requiring lower limb amputation is not high and the benefits of taking their medicine likely still outweighs the risks.

No increase in lower limb amputations was seen in 12 other completed clinical trials with canagliflozin. You are reminded to follow established diabetes care practice guidelines in patients treated with canagliflozin, including: 

  • established diabetes guidelines emphasise routine preventive foot care
  • patients with risk factors for amputation events, such as patients with previous amputations, existing peripheral vascular disease or neuropathy, should be carefully monitored
  • early treatment for foot problems should be initiated for, but not limited to, ulceration, infection, new pain or tenderness
  • as a precautionary measure, consideration should be given to stop canagliflozin treatment in patients who develop a significant complication, such as a lower-extremity skin ulcer, osteomyelitis or gangrene, at least until the condition has resolved
  • monitor patients for signs and symptoms of volume depletion and ensure that hydration is sufficient to prevent volume depletion in line with recommendations in the product information; note that use of diuretics may further exacerbate dehydration.

Please refer to the Product Information for canagliflozin(link is external) for complete prescribing information.

Additional information

CANVAS is a long-term study to look at whether canagliflozin reduces cardiovascular disease. It compares the effects of canagliflozin and placebo, together with standard care in diabetes patients at high risk of heart problems.

CANVAS enrolled around 4300 patients. The incidence of lower limb amputation in the study is currently 7 in 1000 patient-years with canagliflozin 100 mg daily and 5 in 1000 patient-years with canagliflozin 300 mg daily, compared with 3 in 1000 patient-years with placebo.

CANVAS-R is an ongoing study with a similar population to CANVAS. In this trial, the incidence of lower limb amputation is 7 in 1000 patient-years with canagliflozin and 5 in 1000 patient-years with placebo. This difference is not statistically significant.

The Independent Data Monitoring Committee for CANVAS and CANVAS-R has recommended that both trials should continue. 

Reporting problems

Consumers and health professionals are encouraged to report problems with medicines or vaccines. Your report will contribute to the TGA’s monitoring of these products.

The TGA cannot give advice about an individual’s medical condition. You are strongly encouraged to talk with a health professional if you are concerned about a possible adverse event associated with a medicine or vaccine.”

Can Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II save natural therapy professions from legal abolition?

11.11am on Queens Birthday – 

 

I am preparing a submission to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II seeking the re-enactment of the Herbalists Act of 1542 introduced by Henry VIII to protect the natural medicine professions of that era.

 

I will refer her Majesty to my previous post which noted the effective abolition of 17 natural therapy professions, by our three major political parties.

NEW HEALTH COMPLAINTS LAW HERALDS AN EFFECTIVE ABOLITION OF THE RIGHT TO PRACTICE 17 POPULAR NATURAL HEALTH THERAPIES dated 31 May 2016

Each of the Liberal Party, Labour Party and Greens Party are funded by interests supportive of the pharmaceutical mafia industry which is behind the natural therapy abolition.

For trusting souls in the worlds of naturopathy, yoga, massage, homeopathy, kinesiology, pilates, and the other natural professions, welcome to the Dark Side of the Moon.

Check out this 7 min clip to cheer you up and get in tune with me – I have a plan (many steps of which are included in 308 draft linkedin posts I have stored away for an ugly Federal election campaign).

Dark Side of the Moon – Speak to Me, Breathe (In the Air), On the Run

That is where

THEM

the “Foes” of Science in Medicine want to take

US, 

the PRACTITIONERS and patients of natural therapies.

My music therapy to provide hope to the “lovelies” follows – yet to be banned

Us and Them by Pink Floyd mastered by MrMusic3079

The lyrics of US and THEM are at the end but check out this extract, which says it all :

Haven’t you heard it’s a battle of words 

Conflict of interest : I have resurrected my life from a deep depression in 2003 after a messy divorce, with massive support, love and therapies provided by innumerable practitioners drawn from 15 of the 17 natural professions gonged by Health Minister Sussan Ley’s mafia unit no1, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). You guys better put on your heavy artillery gear now you cannot tell me who authored Bill Gate’s depopulation strategy Handbook. In Australia, it is called the Australian Immunisation Handbook.

PS : And how come Minister Ley, Environment Minister Greg Hunt (my Flinders electorate representative) and Graeme Samuel, former ACCC Chairman, President Alzheimers Australia, and now NHMRC board member – caved in so quickly, to my amazement, when I uncovered a longstanding corrupt plot since 2003 to slowly kill our elderly, in nursing homes using deadly anti-psychotic drugs.

You better stand by to read about that “disgraceful” cover-up in a post soon (subject to any lawyer clearing me to publish it).

Unknown to those three complacent pillars of our society, Ley/Hunt/Samuel – paralysing my mum with a banned USA drug which has a major death warning in the USA, ignored in Australia, is not something I am ever going to forget.

Let’s just say there will be no settlement in the court action I will be initiating after this election. It will go on and on and on until we find every last minor player in deliberately accelerating the killing of our homemakers.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST II

– I paid $20 to join the Health Australia Party at

www.healthaustraliaparty.com.au

which is fielding candidates for Senate spots in New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and New South Wales.

No other political party since Federation has included the word “Health” in its name.

I will publicise any other party, like the Health Australia Party, who is prepared to publicly support the retention of natural therapy professions.

This will at least require a uniform Federal/State based approach, dismantling the state based health complaints laws, which I say have been deliberately designed to confuse the natural health professionals and their associations, given their complexity, subtle differences, obvious differences, checks and balances, definitions, names, purposes, and timelines for operation of their Acts and the Codes.

Lyrics of Us and Them follow

Us and Them (Waters, Wright) 7:4

Us, and them

And after all we’re only ordinary men.

Me, and you.

God only knows it’s noz what we would choose to do.
Forward he cried from the rear
and the front rank died.
And the general sat and the lines on the map
moved from side to side.
Black and blue
And who knows which is which and who is who.
Up and down.
But in the end it’s only round and round.
Haven’t you heard it’s a battle of words 
The poster bearer cried.
Listen son, said the man with the gun
There’s room for you inside.

“I mean, they’re not gunna kill ya, so if you give ’em a quick short,
sharp, shock, they won’t do it again. Dig it? I mean he get off
lightly, ‘cos I would’ve given him a thrashing – I only hit him once!
It was only a difference of opinion, but really…I mean good manners
don’t cost nothing do they, eh?”

Down and out
It can’t be helped but there’s a lot of it about.
With, without.
And who’ll deny it’s what the fighting’s all about?
Out of the way, it’s a busy day
I’ve got things on my mind.
For the want of the price of tea and a slice
The old man died.

 

 

God only knows it’s noz what we would choose to do.
Forward he cried from the rear
and the front rank died.
And the general sat and the lines on the map
moved from side to side.
Black and blue
And who knows which is which and who is who.
Up and down.
But in the end it’s only round and round.
Haven’t you heard it’s a battle of words
The poster bearer cried.
Listen son, said the man with the gun
There’s room for you inside.

“I mean, they’re not gunna kill ya, so if you give ’em a quick short,
sharp, shock, they won’t do it again. Dig it? I mean he get off
lightly, ‘cos I would’ve given him a thrashing – I only hit him once!
It was only a difference of opinion, but really…I mean good manners
don’t cost nothing do they, eh?”

Down and out
It can’t be helped but there’s a lot of it about.
With, without.
And who’ll deny it’s what the fighting’s all about?
Out of the way, it’s a busy day
I’ve got things on my mind.
For the want of the price of tea and a slice
The old man died.