Brexit is a deceit. Following the largely unexpected Tory victory in the May 2015 election, the Labour party decended into disarray after Jeremy Corbyn was elected as leader. Although Corbyn had the support of party ‘members’, most of them hastily recruited, he failed to get the support of the majority of Labour MPs. The Labour party had rediscovered its self-destruct button. Effective opposition in the House of Commons came to an end in 2015. And the Tories? They couldn’t believe their luck. … [Read More...]
What’s in a name? One hell of a lot! A ‘European Union of nation States’ is not just playing with words, it’s what the current European Union needs to become, and it is a union that Britain should be a part of. As Europe struggles to understand the lunacy of the Brexit decision, and Mrs May desperately tries to come up with a plan, there needs to be some fresh thinking before Britain reaches a point of no return. The disaster that is Brexit needs to be transformed into a catalyst for a new … [Read More...]
A tale of deceit and betrayal. Ask practically anybody in any country in Europe and they will tell you that they love Europe but they hate the EU. It’s the Brussels bureaucracy and the lack of transparency they hate, and so do we, but unlike some of us, they have no wish to destroy the Union. Being a part of the European ideal means something. A united Europe in the minds of most Europeans is about peace and security; about the creation of a safe, mutually beneficial environment that allows … [Read More...]
No no, it is, believe me! We are where we are today because of the behaviour of the Labour party. Where does it start? Well, you could go back to Tony Blair’s failure to sack Gordon Brown. He might have done his job at the Treasury adequately, but everybody in the party knew Brown was mildly psychotic, and his disruptive behaviour did nothing to contribute to good government. Blair did nothing. The Labour Party did nothing. When the Brown premiership eventually arrived it was a total disaster. … [Read More...]
It's time to rattle the cage! Time to give Mrs May and her Brexiteer cohorts the fright of their lives. Please march on the 25th March. This needs to be the BIGGEST march ever seen in the United Kingdom. I'll be there, hat and all! … [Read More...]
It seems such a long time ago since I put up a blog post - and it is! I have been occupied writing and marketing a book which has taken up most of my time. I have been active on Twitter - as you may have noticed, but the world seems to have got itself into such a mess that I feel it is my duty to add a little sanity and common sense to the proceedings! Enjoy! … [Read More...]
Today, in magistrates courts throughout the land, ‘justice’ will be meted out to ordinary folk for what are probably best described as minor misdemeanors or low level crime. Ordinary folk, our fellow citizens, live in a world where fear is ever present. The fear of not being able to provide for a family, the fear of there not being a pay packet at the end of the week, fear that benefits will be withdrawn, fear that they will be criminalised for being unable to afford a television licence. They … [Read More...]
Today is the 750th anniversary of the first elected parliament in 1265. It laid the foundation for our current political system. It wasn't perfect, it still isn't, but over the ages it has evolved. Change has often been slow, those who have been 'in power' have been reluctant to embrace change. So it is today. Today we have a political class which has little interest in giving the people what they want or what they need. Inflated with self-importance and captured by the ego massaging … [Read More...]
Who he? He Peter Mandelson. Perhaps the description of this ex Labour grandee is a little harsh, but I despair at the twaddle that the political class of both main political parties, both past and present, are spouting about the economy and about austerity in particular. Mandelson has been imploring the Labour shadow cabinet to come clean about the Labour version of austerity, to be honest and ‘speak with a single voice’ about their version of this ludicrous and wholly unnecessary policy. Does … [Read More...]
Is the mistake is ours? Maybe we assume that our so-called ‘leaders’ are exceptional people, that their ordinariness is just a mask, and that buried deep inside their unimpressive forms there’s a Churchillian spirit waiting to be unleashed. I wish it were so! The reality is that our leaders are clever, but they are also really very ordinary and very unimpressive. Leaders? Mmmm...they have the responsibility of leadership, they understand what it is, but have very little idea of its practice. … [Read More...]
“This castle has a pleasant seat; Nimbly and sweetly recommends itself unto our gentle senses” Words that Alex Salmond, leader of the 40+ victorious SNP MPs could be uttering as they enter Westminster next year having demolished Scottish Labour in the general election – and it could be that they hold the balance of power in their hands. Possible? Not only is it possible, it is becoming increasingly likely as support for Scottish Labour tanks. For more than half a century most of Scotland … [Read More...]
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