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Is I a bit Stupid?

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I don’t know if I’m being a bit stupid- I have been known to be!- but if I was after being an MP and there really are so many immigrants, I’d be damn well chasing their votes!


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26/05/2014 at 4:48 PM

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UKRAPP; Definitely Satire!

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I want to start my own political party, the United Kingdom Red and Proud Party; here’s my logo-



The £SD, of course stands for Pounds, Shillings and Pence- not the other thing.

Anybody interested, send me as much as you can afford and I’ll send you a nice sheet of blotting paper- or maybe a sugar cube.

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14/05/2014 at 9:23 AM

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I can’t understand why folks fall for UKIP’s agenda.

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Why do people fall for the tripe UKIP roll out; or for the tripe any right wing political group rolls out for that matter?

I think they fall into two main camps; those that believe and those that want to believe.

Those who believe genuinely consider foreigners to be the root of all evil, human rights to really be anti-human rights legislation and that if they lie hard enough for long enough, people will believe the lie (anecdotal and to some extent objective evidence seems to support this view).

Those who want to believe are either lazy and cannot be bothered to find out for themselves, so just go along with the lie (UKIP and other right wing groups, including the media are very good at making the lie sound plausible.) or they aren’t well enough educated (not necessarily their fault and it is NOT meant to be an insult) to make informed choices, so they are convinced by the plausibility of the lies that are often not so much lies but half-truths that can easily be made to sound credible because while they have a foundation in truth, they are inaccurate because all the facts are not presented.

I often consider the BNP in the ‘70s, complaining about foreigners (usually black or Asian) ‘coming over here and claiming dole’. They (conveniently) forget they were invited to do the dirty jobs we British felt were beneath us and that many stood shoulder to shoulder, giving their lives for the Commonwealth in WWII; and that as members of the Commonwealth were perfectly entitled to come to Britain to better themselves.

Then, as work became scarcer as we ran into the ‘80s, these same scroungers were taking all our jobs. Well, which is it; are they scroungers or employment thieves? The fact is they are, in the main neither, any more than all single mums just want a council house (what? You’ll be lucky! Are there any left?)

Remember, once these groups, should they be put in apposition of power, have dealt with the blacks, the Asians, the Poles and the Latvians their raison d’être dictates they will need another racial, economic or social group to marginalise and eliminate. YOU may be a member of that group they find so distasteful. Remember that when you place your ‘X’ on the ballot paper.

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07/05/2014 at 8:54 AM

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Dennis Skinner: ‘The Beast’ Shows Softer Side

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This impassioned speech genuinely brought tears to my eyes. Such a heartfelt plea is rarely heard from today’s career politicians, whose focus is spin and deceit.

You will note how Cameron turned away from Dennis as he attempted to defend ATOS and his, his ministers and his party’s atrocious treatment of the sick, disabled and needy.

Despite the headline “Dennis Skinner: ‘The Beast’ Shows Softer Side” and despite Dennis’s reputation for his ‘no prisoners’ stance, this is a man of great compassion; of great feeling and of great caring. He knows liberalist socialism will not defeat the real beast of capitalism and greed. He knows that only a strong and wilful- and yes, sometimes aggressive opposition, not just in parliament but also to capitalism in general is the only way we will bring about a fairer and more equitable society. He know that in the fight for justice, as in any fight there will be casualties. He knows we must minimise the casualties, but the fight must go on.

But while we quite rightly laud Dennis, we must not fail by using this speech to merely advance our socialist agenda; we must not forget the poor man whose last year of life was not only ravaged by his medical condition, but then this burden was exacerbated by the ‘medical’ assessment that stripped him of the little help he deserved- and paid for throughout his working life. We must neither forget his poor widow, who lived this imposition with him and is now left alone to wonder why.

He is the last of the crusaders; the last of a line of great socialist politicians. I can only hope he instils in some young prospective politicians the will to continue the fight.

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19/10/2013 at 3:34 PM

The best part of Nick Clegg’s speech: in defence of internationalism and liberal interventionism

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I enjoyed Nick Clegg’s speech to conference, which set out a clear path to Liberal Democrats remaining a party of government.

I thought his passionate defence of internationalism and liberal interventionism, drawing on his (Spanish) wife’s family history in pre-democratic Spain, was easily the strongest part. Here’s what he said:

via The best part of Nick Clegg’s speech: in defence of internationalism and liberal interventionism. 555 more words.

I have commented (currently awaiting moderation- though Nick Thornsby does not usually censor comments)-

“Is that like standing up for tuition fees; like being voiceless against the suffering of the poorest in our land; is the democracy he speaks of the kind where it works better if oiled with vast wealth?

I have said it from the beginning, the LibDems should pull out of this coalition and force an election now. But they won’t because if the Tories need them in 2015, they’re gonna be there, trampling over principle and promise, motive usurping manifesto to form another government so they can tell THEIR grandkids how Grandpa Nick led the Libdems to two terms of office.”

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19/09/2013 at 9:03 AM

Jeremy Clarkson: Politician?

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Will 2015 be the Hour for this Man? Jeremy Clarkson is weighing up the possibilities of a career in politics. [Picture: The Independent].

Start the week with a snigger: Jeremy Clarkson reckons he might try his hand at politics.

Reblogged from Jeremy Clarkson: Politician? 346 words.

Starting to read this blogpost from Mike Sivier on Vox Political, my first thought was the man’s an asshole (Clarkson, not Mike!); he’s self opinionated, always right and I wouldn’t trust him to stand in line, never mind for parliament!

He wouldn’t stand a snowballs chance in hell.

As I read on, I began to realise that he may well attract a number of votes, due to his high public profile.

But I wish Mike hadn’t pointed out how he might split the Tory/right wing vote and let a decent politician in. My estimation of the man is he’s too thick to realise this possibility. Let him get on and split the damned vote.

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16/09/2013 at 2:52 AM

Ed’s Big Speech- in support of the Tory Party.

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Ed Miliband

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I received this email from Ed Miliband-


Before I give my speech on Party reform this morning, I wanted you to be the first to know what I’m going to say.

Britain needs a better way of doing politics. And that has to start in our own Party.

What we saw in Falkirk is part of the death throes of the old politics.

In its place, I am determined to build a new politics, one fit for our Party, for our country, for this century.

Here are the first, concrete steps I am taking:

1. Our relationship with millions of trade union members is essential, but in the twenty-first century individual trade unionists should be given the chance to make a personal, active choice to become affiliated members of our Party; I want a mass membership party not of 200,000 but of many more.

2. Because we want the widest possible range of people representing Labour in Parliament, we need the fairest possible selection process. I will impose strict campaign spending limits for candidates seeking selection and for organisations helping them.

3. We will pick our Party’s candidate for London mayor in 2016 using a primary — a fair process open to all Londoners who share our values.

You have my word that this reform will be thorough, wholesale and lasting.

I believe it is absolutely essential for the future of democracy in our country.

The plans above are just the first steps, but it won’t end here. I want to hear from you — what are your ideas for us to take this further?

This isn’t going to be a Westminster process — this is for the whole Party to be involved in. Let me have your ideas

I’m listening.


This is my response-

“Labour should stop trying to be all things to all people, recognise its roots (in the Trades Union movement) and return to its traditional values of supporting the working class against capitalists, not supporting the capitalists against the working class, hoping some of their good fortune will trickle down and keep us sedated.

Those are Tory values and we all know that this ‘trickle down’ just doesn’t happen. The capitalists are not going to give us higher wages, better working conditions or pay their taxes unless we force them to do so; we have had to TAKE every improvement the working class has ever seen.

We need to return to that philosophy- public ownership of the means of production and an equitable distribution of the wealth created therein.

I have not supported the Labour Party since 1997 and will not do so until a return to traditional labour movement values is recognised as the only way forward for the disenfranchised, the unemployed, those unable to work and the poorly paid.”

You may wish to tell the Labour Party and leadership what you think of their ever increasing move to the political right and what you expect from them-

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09/07/2013 at 1:25 PM

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