Conservatives, Corbyn, Election, Fraud

I’LL BE PM BY CHRISTMAS, NO NEXT YEAR……..

corbyn pmAt the Glastonbury Festival back in June 2017 Comrade Corbyn told his adoring masses that he would be British PM by Christmas.   With just two days to go before Christmas Day he clearly needs something drastic to happen.

However, his statement may not be all that it first seems.   In a wide-ranging interview with Grazia magazine, our Jezza said that it is likely that there would be an election in twelve months and that “I think we’d probably win it, with a majority”.   So he was obviously referring to Christmas 2018 when he made his bold claim at Glastonbury.

During this weeks Prime Ministers Question time, the last of the year, current PM Theresa May made fun of both of these statements much to the delight of her members in the house.    However, we have today been told by Liam Young in an article in The Guardian that at if you laughed at Corbyns latest claim then the jokes on you.   Liam claims that the polls show that more are turning to Labour while many in the country turn away from the Tories.    Well sorry to burst his festive bubble but the latest YouGov poll has the Conservatives one point ahead of labour, a small lead I know.    In fairness, most polls are either neck and neck or one point either way, so hardly an avalanche of support for Labour.

After the last budget, not the best period for any government, Labour opened up an eight point lead over the Conservatives.   However, after successfully coming to agreement on the first stages of Brexit, the current poll trends show a swing toward the Conservatives.  More significantly, when it comes to the contest between the two main party leaders there is only one clear leader, see below.

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Liam rightly states that the perceived wisdom has always been that young people don’t vote and that they have no interest in politics.   Clearly this is no longer the case with more young people voting at the last election than for decades, with an estimated 67% leaning towards labour.    The promises made by Corbyn and his party to abolish tuition fees and wipe student debt must have been a key factor in this and the Conservatives need to try to win over the young vote going forward.    This will mean utilising social media, the main source of communication in the young voters today, as well as offering policies which resonate with the younger vote.    Despite Liam’s derision in his article, “chucking the millennial railcard” as he put it, along with the abolition of stamp duty for first time buyers, are a good start.  These are solidly based unlike the  un-costed promises with respect to student loans made by the Labour party which they have since back-tracked on with their usual double-speak.

As for another election in 2018, I don’t believe this will happen.   Surely The Conservatives have learned their lesson from the 2017.   There is no need for them to go to the people so soon, certainly not before we leave the European Union.   The only possibility is if they lose the support of the DUP, which appears unlikely.

However, say it does happen, why is Jezza so confident of success.    Could it lie in the story which came out this week about the multiple voting of a Labour supporter?  Mohammad Zain Qureshi, 21, was convicted of voting twice in the same constituency of Chingford and Woodford Green, Waltham Forest, during the election in June.   However, as can be seen below, it would appear that he was not alone.

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However, the most damning was this tweet.

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Outrageous that this was sent to Corbyn and he did nothing.    Either he condones it or more likely that his account is run by Momentum who will definitely condone it.   How many more of these multiple votes for Labour were there?

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Article 7, Brexit, EU, Immigration, Macron, Merkel, Poland, Refugees

POLES APART

Besides Brexit there appears to be another breakdown in relationships on the horizon within the EU with a divide growing between eastern and western Europe over immigration.  European Council President Donald Tusk called the EU’s attempts to impose mandatory refugee quotas “highly divisive” and “ineffective”, overshadowing the opening of the two-day EU summit which had been expected to concentrate on Brexit.

The reemergence of immigration at the top of the agenda shows how little progress has been made by the EU over the past two years in solving this political minefield.    In the end, the leaders made little headway saying that agreement on a new immigration policy was unlikely before mid-2018.

In what appeared to be a separate issue, in a joint statement at the closing of the summit on Friday 15th December, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated that they will support the Commission if it decides to trigger Article 7 against Warsaw next week.   But they also voiced hope that Poland’s new Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki would do what it takes to avert the sanctions through a dialogue with the Commission.

Article 7 of the Lisbon Treaty, which has never been used until now, is sometimes referred to as “the nuclear option”.   It was designed to defend the EU’s core values such as democracy, freedom, human rights and the rule of law.   If the EU notices a “serious and persistent breach” of these values it can activate Article 7 and suspend membership rights, such as voting in the EU Council or access to the single market.

Commission Vice President Frans Timmerman said that he was concerned about four recent Polish legislative measures, including a law that would revamp the National Council of the Judiciary (KRS), the body that nominates Poland’s top judges, ending the terms of its 15 judges and allowing parliament, where the ruling  Law and Justice party (PiS) has a narrow majority, to nominate their successors and should these new legislative measures be implemented, they would “greatly amplify the threat to the rule of law” and “seriously erode the independence of the judiciary,”

So why is the threat of triggering Article 7 being supported by Macron and Merkel.   The ruling PiS party in Poland have made it clear that they have the right to say “no” to refugees with Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the head of  PiS stating in a speech in July 2017 that “We have not exploited the countries from which these refugees are coming to Europe these days, we have not used their labor force and finally we have not invited them to Europe.   We have a full moral right to say ‘no’.”

With France and Germany having the most immigrants per capita of the EU 27 states (the UK excluded) they are hoping that this threat will force the Poles to allow in more refugees.   Other countries, especially those in central and eastern Europe are not happy to share this burden due to worries about terrorism and cultural identity.

welcome-to-germany-merkelHindsight is a wonderful thing and maybe M&M are now seeing that the opening of their borders since the outbreak of the refugee crisis in 2015 as not the wisest of decisions made by their governments especially as France have seen 14 terrorist attacks since 2014 and Germany 6.   Merkel is also suffering at home, having seen her CDU parties majority reduced drastically in the last election with the right-wing AfD gaining seats in the Bundestag for the first time on the back of an anti-immigration ticket, a clear indication that the German electorate were unhappy with Merkels “Willkommen Alle” approach to the refugees.  She is now struggling to reach agreement with any of the parties to form a coalition government and there has even been talk of another election.

So all is not well in the United States of Europe

Interestingly, Poland have had no reported terrorist attacks since 2014.   Makes you think.

 

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Conservatives, Corbyn, Online abuse

THE NASTY PARTY

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In an article in The Times this week it was reported that during the last election Conservative candidates were significantly more likely to be subjected to intimidation than those from Labour,  suggesting Jeremy Corbyn should rein in Momentum.

The litany of abuse faced by candidates from all parties included death threats and rape taunts. The child of one witnessed someone miming slitting her mother’s throat.   This resulted in some fitting panic alarms and one saying they now regretted standing for parliament.

Detailed criticism of “fringe groups” who impact the tone of political debate was contained in the report but refused to name Momentum as the authoring committee wanted the report to remain apolitical.   However, when pushed, apart from Momentum, the committee could only name Activate, the Tory attempt to mimic the left-wing group which has been widely mocked.

The report says: “Attempts to change the views, behaviour or participation of candidates for public office by the use of threats or intimidation bring inappropriate influences to bear on the decisions of candidates or elected public officials. This threatens the integrity of the political process, as elected representatives and candidates may be afraid to act according to their judgment due to fear about the repercussions.” and calls on party leaders to challenge groups such as Momentum when they overstep the mark.

Joe Todd, a spokesman for Momentum, told the committee: “It is not inherent in anyone’s politics or ideology to act like this towards individuals. There is the possibility for cross-party and cross-political spectrum work on this.”

However, this abuse has not stopped since the election.   I have been told that I need to “Get a check up from the neck up” but this pales when you look at the abuse made to Sophie Warrener when she posted the following on Twitter.

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Here are a sample of some of the abusive Tweets this poor lass has received.

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The abuse this poor girl got is totally uncalled for and these horrid people should be punished.   Nowhere do we see anyone from the Labour party criticising these people.  Obviously votes are more important to them.   Why is it that some left thinking people always appear to resort to personal insults and, in some cases, hatred when they have lost the argument or see something that does not follow their values.    A truly hateful bunch of people.
As for Sophie, she has appeared to remain resilient throughout and refused to be brought down to the sewers by these scum.   Good for her and I hope both Rosie and Sophie remain friends forever.

 

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Abu Hamza, Uncategorized

SLING YOUR HOOK

Former Finsbury Park Mosque hate preacher, the hook-handed Abu Hamza has demanded that he be returned to the United Kingdom as life is too tough in his US prison.  His lawyer said that he would return to his British jail “in a second” if the opportunity arose.   I bet he would.

He has complained that the “inhuman and degrading” conditions in the “supermax” prison in Florence, Colorado “breach his human rights”.    Hamza’s lawyers have said he is “hopeful” about his appeal claiming that his “cell-sized” cage is unsuitable for a double amputee and  “the stumps in both arms are subject to regular outbreaks of infection, which have been increasing in severity.”

The former imam was given a life sentence for terrorism and kidnapping offences in New York in January 2015 and has since been mostly kept in solitary confinement in a special unit, preventing him from contacting most of the outside world.

Now as much as my heart bleeds for this despicable person I believe he should be left to rot.   Did he consider the human rights of the Western tourists he had a role in kidnapping in Yemen in 1998 which led to the death of four of them.

My fear is if Corbyn and his marxist friends get into power then we will see this evil bastard on British shores again.

 

 

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Brexit, Conservatives, Corbyn, Election, Gender, Miners strike, Putin, Russia, Snowflake, Uncategorized

Weekly review (10th Dec 2017)

As usual the political week was taken up with Brexit and that is the main theme for this weeks Blog.  They say a week is long time in politics, they are not kidding.  I have also touched on my favourite pet hate, gender equality and there is shock news from Russia.  Finally, all is not well down pit.

Bordering on the ridiculous

Screen Shot 2017-12-05 at 18.03.05.pngSo during Monday 4th December we start hearing that a deal has been brokered between the UK and the EU which will enable the progression on trade talks.  Behind this story we have the rumour that  agreement was reached was due to the UK caving in regarding the Irish border and that they had agreed to let Northern Ireland remain in the single market and customs union thus resulting in no hard border.

As a result of this the DUP announced that Northern Ireland must not be treated any differently to the rest of the UK in the negotiations and that they would not support any agreement where this is not the case.   Obviously this would be disastrous to May and the Conservatives and call their alignment into question, thereby threatening the stability of the government.

Next we get a joint statement that the negotiations have failed to settle the division between the two sides but they were close and it was hoped all will be sorted by the following Monday.   This announcement came after a call between Theresa May and Arlene Foster the leader of the DUP.   This leads one to suspect that the rumour on Northern Ireland remaining in the single market and customs union was true.   This was later all but confirmed by sources.

Come Tuesday, we get the SNP requesting that they would like the same deal for Scotland and, incredibly, the Liverpool council requesting the same.  What next, separate governments for constituencies based upon how they voted.  Crazy!

We then get a Downing Street spokesman saying: “We have been clear that the UK is leaving the single market and the customs union – we are leaving as a whole. We will not be jeopardising the UK’s own internal market.”   So why wasn’t this said on Monday along with details of why agreement wasn’t reached.

To add to the confusion we have the many Labour views on the single market and customs union.    So where do the key members of labour stand?

Keir Starmer (the Shadow Brexit Secretary): wants the government to keep Single Market membership on the table, but he wants to end freedom of movement.

John McDonnell (the Shadow Chancellor): wants to leave the Single Market

Tom Watson (the Deputy Leader): wants to stay in it.

Diane Abbott(the Shadow Home Secretary): wants to keep freedom of movement

Barry Gardiner (the Shadow Trade Secretary): thinks that staying the customs union would be a disaster, contrary to the views of many of his backbench colleagues.

Put simply, the Labour pond is very murky and while they are in this state they will find it difficult to hold the government to account.

Interestingly the Irish Border was not initially identified as a sticking point.  However,  this has now become a key point, all since Jeremy Corbyn visited Brussels to meet the EU leaders in October.   Corbyn has stated that he very much backs a single Irish state.   M

Then to everyone’s surprise on Friday morning it was announced that a deal had been agreed.   A 7,200-word joint report from both side of the negotiations was issued detailing progress during phase one of the divorce deal.   The following, thanks to the Guardian newspaper, summarises the key points:

EU citizens

  • EU citizens in the UK and UK citizens in the rest of the EU have the right to stay. Rights of their children and those of partners in existing “durable relationships” are also guaranteed.
  • UK courts will preside over enforcing rights over EU citizens in Britain but can refer unclear cases to the European court of justice for eight years after withdrawal.

Irish border

  • The agreement promises to ensure there will be no hard border and to uphold the Belfast agreement.
  • It makes clear the whole of the UK, including Northern Ireland, will be leaving the customs union.
  • It leaves unclear how an open border will be achieved but says in the absence of a later agreement, the UK will ensure “full alignment” with the rules of the customs union and single market that uphold the Good Friday agreement.
  • However, the concession secured by the DUP is that no new regulatory barriers will be allowed between Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK without the permission of Stormont in the interest of upholding the Good Friday agreement.

Money

  • There is no figure on how much the UK is expected to pay but the document sets out how the bill will be calculated – expected to be about £50bn.
  • The UK agrees to continue to pay into the EU budget as normal in 2019 and 2020.
  • It also agrees to pay its liabilities such as pension contributions.

Other issues

  • The two sides agreed there would be need for cooperation on nuclear regulation and police and security issues.
  • There was an agreement to ensure continued availability of products on the market before withdrawal and to minimise disruption for businesses and consumers.

So now on to phase two and this promises to be even more difficult.   In phase two the two sides will need to:

  • Agree the final divorce deal figure
  • Reach agreement on the transition period and how it works, including how the UK will operate in relation to the single market and the customs union
  • How current free trade deals with third nations are handled during the transition period
  • Agree a trade deal between the UK and EU if possible

So we have only reached the beginning of the end.    More murky water ahead.

 


 

I’m not a gambling man…….

……but here’s a tip.   Put some money on Vladimir Putin to be the next Russian President.

Super-Vlad, as expected, has announced that he will seek a further term in office and will run for re-election in the March 2018 Russian presidential campaign.   He appears confident that he will be re-elected and with only Kremlin backed token opposition who would bet against him.

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Not so Pink

Pop star Pink has announced that she will be raising her child, daughter Willow, as gender neutral. Her reason for this is that she is “allowing her to make free choices that aren’t dictated by what society states women should or shouldn’t do.” I’m all for freedom of choice but why does she have to be raised gender neutral.

Clearly, as Willow is only six years old she needs a little help as can be seen in the picture opposite.

Meanwhile, Pink previously confessed she is worried about her children’s future and admits it will “break her heart” when Willow finds out the “kind of world she lives in”. She stated: “I have a six-year-old little girl who I’m raising, and the day she figures out what kind of world she lives in is going to be the day that breaks my heart. I don’t yet know how to have that conversation. I’m hoping somebody else makes a speech and teaches me before that day comes.”

Yep, another Snowflake who will wrap her gender neutral children in cotton wall and then blame society (or Trump) when they cannot cope in the real world.

Its also ironic that Alecia Beth Moore chose the nickname Pink which is a colour usually associated with females. Maybe she should change it to NGC (Non-specific Gender Colour) or maybe Grey.


Mine Host

wilsonAnd finally.  Plans to hold a Conservative party dinner at the National Coal Mining Museum have been cancelled due to fears for the safety of staff.   The Dewsbury County Conservative Association had booked the event for 10th March 2018, two days after the anniversary of the 1984-85 miners strike.    Arguably not very tactful planning.

Campaigners, on the left of the political divide, said that the booking was insensitive to the former miners and families which industry they claim  was decimated by the Conservative government.   Interestingly Wilsons labour government closed 211 mines whereas Thatcher’s Conservatives closed 154.   Maybe time for a re-think.

Stating that they need to maintain political independence, the National Coal Mining Museum had initially rejected calls to cancel the booking.   However, after a number of groups across the country called for a picket line to be formed around the venue on the day of the dinner the event was cancelled.

In a statement, The Orgreave Truth and Justice Campaign, said it was pleased the dinner had been cancelled, adding opposition was “important in highlighting the insensitivity and provocative nature” of holding the dinner at the museum.   Lets hope they do the same if the local Labour party request to hold a similar event.

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Gender, Snowflake

The World’s gone crazy (Part1)

Child Porn

Sarah Hall is a 40 year old mother of two from Newcastle. After reading a school book to her six-year old son Ben she deemed that the book had too much detail about sexual behaviour and felt that it was totally inappropriate in today’s society.    She therefore requested that her son’s primary school remove the book form the curriculum due to its “inappropriate sexual message”.

The book in question, in case you also want this filth removed from your children’s school, is Sleeping Beauty.

What do we ban next?

  • The story of a child breaking into houses, stealing food and sleeping in other peoples beds. (The three bears)
  • Another child who visits a strange land and kills the first person she meets. She then teams up with three strangers and kills again. (Wizard of Oz)
  • A young girl enslaved by seven men. (Snow White)

Sorry, but I fail to see how this classic timeless childrens story can be taken as offensive and inappropriate, especially for a six year old who will not understand sexual attitudes. I believe Ms Hall has let her own imagination run away with itself and maybe should take a look at herself.

Interestingly, Ms Hall has her own PR firm in the North East. Here’s a clip from her profile.

Sarah Hall is a pioneer of best practice in the PR industry. The holder of the CIPR’s Sir Stephen Tallents medal 2014 for exceptional achievement in public relations practice, she has established a reputation as an ethics tsar and gender and equality advocate through her work with the Institute.

Obviously she is very good at PR.

As for Ben, this poor lad has another 12 years of this rubbish to put up with before he can escape to a land far away and live happily ever after.

Inclusivity

Meanwhile, in the world of gender equality, Natasha Devon MBE published an article claiming ‘I received rape and death threats after I suggested schools use gender-neutral language’.   Natasha is a writer and social critic who travels schools and colleges throughout the UK delivering classes and conducting research with teenagers, teachers and parents on mental health, body image and social equality.

In her article (link here)  she claims that here comments were wilfully misinterpreted by both mainstream and digital media when she spoke at the Girls School Association Annual Conference. The main thrust of her argument was “a sense of belonging is one of the five fundamental psychological human needs. In making sweeping assumptions about gender, sexuality and identity we can create a culture in which anyone who deviates from the established archetypes feels excluded from the community and therefore doesn’t have this need fulfilled. One way we as educators could help to avoid this is by using gender-neutral language when addressing groups of pupils.”  She then went on to praise the City of London Girls’ School which asks speakers specifically to refer to year groups as “students” rather than “girls” or “ladies” because they want to be as inclusive as possible.

Now there is no way I would condone the type of abuse she says that she has received as a result of her comments.     However, her example of the City of London Girls School does not really make sense.   Its a girls school, who else are they trying to include?

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