Saturday, 20 August 2016

SOMETHING IN THE AIR

I remember watching the amazing performance of Nicola Sturgeon in the April 2015 Leadership debates and the amazing reaction to her policies from an English audience.  In fact, Nicola was not alone in winning popularity among the audience, the left wing policies of Leanne Wood and Natalie Bennett were equally as appealing.  For the first time in years, I began to feel that change was possible.

On the male front of that debate, we had (slight) variations on the Blair prototype, Cameron, Clegg and Miliband, career politicians raised on a diet of George Orwell and Debretts Peerage alongside a ranting pub bore who supposedly says what (nasty)people are thinking. 

I unashamedly miss the days when the Labour benches were fairly represented by men and women who came up through the Unions and the communities in which they lived and worked.  And by work, I don't mean going straight into a top level intern job via family connections.  I mean people who won their place in parliament through passion, talent and a true understanding of why change was desperately needed. MPs like Dennis Skinner who uses exactly the right vernacular to point out what the tories are up to.   

In those days I was a proud, card carrying member of the Labour party, and helping meant standing at the door of the election hall and picking up the elderly and disabled and bringing them down to vote.  And it wasn't just Labour who did this, it was common practice for all parties to knock on every door prior to the election, and if a 'known' labour voter didn't turn up, we would go and get them! And just for clarity, there was no trotskyte arm twisting - texting wasn't an option at that time.  It was all very good natured and sociable, though I fear those with the more luxurious cars may have had the edge. 

The fundamental difference between then and now, is the huge chasm that has grown between the representatives in Parliament and the people they are supposed to represent.  When I heard Tony Blair respond to anti social behaviour by stating 'hooligans' would be marched to the nearest cash point and fined £100 on the spot, my attitude towards him changed forever. It might work where the Bullingdon Boys hang out, but it is laughable on a sink estate. 

Most of the people I know haven't seen a politician for years - like Jehova's Witnesses they appear to have become extinct.  It seems the only ones fearless enough to enter the desolate wastelands of what once was England, are UKIP and Britain First, accompanied by heavily built minders.  It may be that those laissez faire politicians steer clear because they have developed a conscience (unlikely) and can't bear to look at what they have done or they prefer to spend their days on social media - they reach more people that way doncha know. 

My own personal gripe is with those female MPs who are using their gender to get sympathy and special treatment - all the time they are whining, they do not represent me, or indeed any other real feminist.  I cringed at Angela Eagle's use of the female and gay card.  She is supposed to represent ALL her constituents, the men too.  And for most women, being gay and female isn't the biggest crisis they face right now.  Keeping their kids housed and fed and taking care of  their elderly and disabled is their screaming number one priority.  Ditto those female MPs making such a song and dance about abuse on the internet. As the target of trolls for almost 10 years, I realised early on that the only power I have is over the way in which I react.  They get their thrill from the imagined fear/anger/ outrage of the recipient, but tis the recipient that is screwing up their heads, not the other way around.  

As for calmer, kinder, politics?  Are they for real, try as they might they cannot fade out the harsh effects of their unthinking legislation.  How, in 2016, did we get to the stage where we need food banks?  What would all those great reformers make of Labour Party policy that has allowed society's most vulnerable to be left destitute and hungry?  Those in Labour who have allowed this to happen should hang their heads in shame. 

Like it or not there is a revolution stirring, New Labour have for some time been standing on two legs and passing the brandy while the rest of us have been peering through the windows unable to distinguish human from animal. We have almost reached that 'let them cake' stage, where those in the PLP think if they stay inside the Palace and ignore the crowds outside they will go away. 

And before anyone accuses me of inciting revolution, I am merely pointing out that history has a tendency to repeat itself (often).  Years of austerity and poor bashing has changed the public mood.  People have now seen through this 'deserving' and 'undeserving poor' ploy as the cruel and vindictive tory policy that it is.  Having been bombarded with 'Benefits' programs, it's quite obvious life on the dole is not the state funded gravy train the hard workers may have thought.  It's harsh, it's grim, and it's evil.  Hegel's dialectic is playing out.

Happily Jeremy Corbyn is a democratic through to his bones.  His sense of fairness and justice puts most of us to shame.  Not least the way in which he remains calm and rational in the face of Owen Smith's constant whinging. If there were ever any doubts about Jeremy's qualities as a leader, his ability not to rise to Owen's (or indeed anyone's) snidey digs is one of his greatest. Jeremy is the Statesman I want in the room when the super powers are deciding who to carpet bomb.      

New Labour have spent years indoctrinating us not to expect too much. That way we will be happy with whatever scraps are thrown.  The internet has changed all that, we know austerity is cruel and pointless and we know it is possible to change the future.    

In recent years I have discovered the wonderful philosophy of 'Law of Attraction' - that is like attracts like.  Watching the hustings, I cringe at the doom and gloom spouted by Owen Smith, and wonder if we should all go and cut our throats now.  Jeremy Corbyn offers hope, and he's inspiring.  He gives us a glimpse of a future that could easily become a reality.  He (and all the academics) are telling us it doesn't have to be this way.  Even old sceptics like myself can see that it's working, that the message is getting out there.  And numbers do matter.  All the thousands who go to see Jeremy in person, spread the message onto thousands more.   





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63 comments:

  1. Did you know he was an IRA sympathiser and during the troubles was often found defending the IRA gunmen who killed many soldiers. The soldiers were there legally to do their jobs, unlike the IRA which were an illegal terrorist organisation.

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    1. When the lines are already drawn before the children are born, what do you expect?

      JP

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    2. Actually, I was an IRA sympathiser, as I would be a sympathiser for any people living under military occupation. I didn't support acts of terrorism or murder. Imagine for one moment if Germany had won the war and your country and street were filled with German soldiers? Would you accept their presence and their harsh laws without protest?

      Atrocities were committed on both sides, not least the 1972 Bloody Sunday massacre when British soldiers opened fire on a catholic crowd of protesters killing and injuring dozens. Unfortunately, the British people were so indoctrinated with hatred for the Irish cause that they never really knew what it was about.

      What is the difference between a terrorist and a freedom fighter? Don't forget Nelson Mandela served 27 years in prison as 'terrorist'.

      Before condemning those who worked towards the peace process in Northern Ireland, may I respectfully suggest you take a little look at Irish history

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  2. I am surprised Ros, in your support of one of the most blatant racists of recent times, Nicola Sturgeon.

    She states all are welcome in Scotland and will receive equal and fair treatment but how so?

    A child born and living in Scotland, any EU national and a Turkish child of parents living in the UK, all get free university tuition.

    Their fees are paid for by the Scottish Government(UK taxpayer) But if the child is English, NI or Welsh, fees of up to £9,000 pa are payable.
    What is this other than blatant raw racism? It is discrimination of the worst kind against children and their future.
    Why does anybody find this acceptable?.

    Sturgeon and the SNP have the power to stop this discrimination today but do not do so. So who are the real racists?

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    1. I'm really surprised, given your usual eloquence JJ, that you have gone for 'ism' to lay into Nicola Sturgeon, lol. I know very little about the differentials in English and Scottish tuition fees, so I couldn't possibly comment, but I think calling her a racist is a bit harsh!

      I like the cut of her jib. It is clear her priority is the people she represents, she has the feistiness and passion so lacking in those female labour MPs, who's chief concern is the plight of professional, middle class women just like themselves.

      As for Nicola, she must be doing something right, she took Scotland from Labour!

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    2. @ Ros

      "As for Nicola, she must be doing something right, she took Scotland from Labour!"

      and she wants to break Scotland away from the UK.

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    3. It was not Nicola Sturgeon or the SNP, who set the amount of the fees that English students must pay. This was done in Westminster.
      The Welsh students can get a grant of over £5000 towards their annual fees and student loans for the remaining fees at any UK university.
      The problem has nothing to do with Scotland.

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  3. First a go at the Irish and then the Scottish. What amazes me is that so many people in England voted to leave the EU because of sovereignty issues. They thought they were losing control of their country and yet they don't seem to be able to grasp that people in Ireland and Scotland want control over their countries. The Republic of Ireland fought for and gained independent at a time when Ireland was a very poor country. But their love for their country was greater than any economic benefit that was to be had from remaining part of the union. The Scottish people as time has gone on have realised that they had allowed Britian to frighten them into staying with the union for economic reasons which is why labour have lost so much ground to the SNP. As for the north of Ireland and the terrible conflict that raged there for 30 years, many people on both sides and members of the forces of the crown died. It was sad but it was no different than the 1916 rising which this year countries all over the world including Britian helped us celebrate as one of the greatest time in our history. IMO Jeremy's views on the North of Ireland as far back as the 1970s on the right to self determination where the principals that formed the basis of the peace process in the 1990s. Principals that all parties in the North signed up to and which the vast majority of people in Northern Ireland voted for in a referendum. Maybe if they had listened to people like him at the time if would have saved a lot of grief. Like Ros said maybe you should learn a bit about Irish history before you call us terrorists. An angle which English people didn't understand about the EU referendum was that for a great many people of the north of Ireland and Scotland that voting to leave the EU was effectively a vote to strengthen the union something which turned their stomach

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    1. I think you're mistaken in believing that the English seem unable to grasp that the Irish and Scots want independence too. ...............and , although you've given them a complete miss, the Welsh too. Scotland had their vote and voted to remain part of the UK. What I don't understand are (1) Why as part of the UK , the English weren't given a vote on Scotland's independence. I'm pretty sure if they had, Scotland would be a little republic all on its own by now. Missed a trick there ! and (2) Why Sturgeon demands freedom from the shackles of England to welcome the shackles of Merkel and co. Sounds distinctly odd to me. Which brings us to Ireland. Do you really think that the never ending 'troubles' in Northern Ireland are because the majority there want freedom from England? Personally I would welcome Northern Ireland being reunited with Eire but democracy must prevail. Each person must vote how they perceive the world and as an English Brexiteer I can assure you I was voting for England's freedom. The rest of the Union didn't enter the frame as far as I was concerned. That was for them to decide.
      We all know the old saying about one man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter so it's not even really worth discussing. As for Corbyn: Is this the man caught sitting on the floor of a train carriage for deceitful effect when there were plenty of available seats ? Yeah, another really honest politician.

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    2. Thank you for your reply I think from a political point of view you and I are a million miles apart but I do like your thinking about Scottish and I presume Irish independence. At present here in The North of Ireland we have people who are quick to say yes we voted for remain but the majority of the U.K. Voted leave so somehow our remain vote doesn't matter. My response to that is OK we will have a border poll and let the whole of the U.K. Vote in it and I can guarantee we would be live from Dáil Éireann the morning after the poll. Your views seem to support my view. You can say that the majority of people in the North support the union and I acknowledge your heavy heart that this is the case however let's not forget that the North is only a small part of Ireland and the border has been redrawn more than once to ensure a unionist majority. If you counted just the provience of Ulster which makes up the North of Ireland it has a nationalist majority but the border was redrawn to exclude many parts of Ulster to maintain the unionist majority. Nonetheless it is what it is now and we both unionist and nationalist must find a way of living here peacefully. I don't agree with your views on the EU or Corbyn but I do agree with John Blacksmith when he says that throughout history the people no matter what the shambles it appeared at the time always seemed to make the right decision in elections and referendums I know the North Of Ireland made the right decision when voting remain and it will serve of well in confronting our problems and I hope it works out for your country also

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    3. And when the Irish voted to reject the Lisbon Treaty a secret European Union plan to force Ireland to vote again was concocted.

      French officials penned an document entitled 'Solution to the Irish Problem', in which they say the EU should push Ireland into re-running its referendum opening the way for the treaty to come into force .


      In return, Europe would offer Dublin a few promises, in a bid to ensure its people vote in favour of the treaty.


      How have a once proud independent rebellious people come to this? Does it make you proud? I certainly lost my respect for the Irish after that second vote.

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    4. Go on you aul eejit ya. At least it was our prerogative to change our minds. How's the envoking of article 50 going for you lot. You know the one that was going to be evoked the day after the referendum. Remember your top campaigner Gove that delivered you historic vote was sacked the next week, the witch villiers was offered a cleaning job and the rest of them was matched of by Theresa to bring back a brexit plan that would please 49% of the population who didn't want and which included most of the influential people and business men in the country. You can bet your life there will be no envoking of article 50 and your PM won't even gave you the respect of a 2nd referendum

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  4. Slightly unrelated, does anyone know what happened to people's private data including IP addresses handed over from Sir Bernard/Scotland Yard to lying corrupt Leicester Constabulary?

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  5. JJ needs to take a look at what 'racism' actually means.

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  6. "The Labour party should continue to campaign against Britain’s exit from the European Union and a public vote should be held on the terms of any replacement trade deal before article 50 is invoked, Owen Smith has said."

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    1. Owen Smith? Who's he to pontificate about anything. The public has voted.................OUT! The Remoaners need to get over it and move on. Is it any wonder that the Labour Party has no credibility left?
      Incidentally J J is bang on the nail re Scotland and tuition fees. What really puzzles me is the fact that since the EU was one big happy family ( not!) and one of its core values was that no one member should be treated differently than any other member , how DID Scotland get away with penalising students simply because they were English?

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    2. Yes, it was a good point by JJ, I noticed Jeremy Corbyn brought it up in his speech tonight at the Glasgow Hustings.

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    3. Bizarre that Owen Smith is demanding a re-run. He really needs a crash course in sociology to understand how elections work.

      His bold 'I will block Brexit' is election suicide and I'm surprised none of the more experienced politicians who back him, have not pointed that out.

      In demanding another Referendum to get the result he personally wants, the electorate will never trust him, or indeed Labour again.

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  7. Stop suggesting people don't know the history of Northern Ireland.

    Ask any soldier who was sent there to keep the peace. Jerry Adams, Martin Mcguinnes were two of the main ringleaders for trouble. The terrorists didn't wear uniforms like the rest so they were unrecognisable to their enemy, which was why many got shot at and killed. Then there was Bernadette Devlin who used to ambush soldiers down back alleys with the promise of sex, yes you've guessed, they was never seen again. When a soldier signs up to join the army they can't pick and choose were they're sent I'm sure many of them wish they'd never heard of Belfast and the bog-side.

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    1. What is your source for that little titbit about Mrs McAliskey. I don't think I heard that one before and believe me if it was true there are plenty of people who wouldn't be too long reporting it. It appears to be from the imagination of a sick preverted mind. As for Gerry and Martin take a look at your previous PM record for bringing British soldiers into unjust wars to be killed

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    2. The history of Ireland doesn't begin in the 1970's 10:51. Again, I will give you the analogy, how would feel living in a country under military occupation?

      How would you like to see your country divided up, your places re-named and your native language banned? Whilst some people in Northern Ireland are loyal to Great Britain and the Crown, some would prefer a United Ireland and home rule.

      As history has shown, all the guns and bombs in the world won't force people to change their beliefs and loyalties. I can't begin to tell you how many hidings I had from teachers and nuns because I didn't believe in God and questioned rules. Effectively, everything they wanted to drum into me, they drummed out. Do you honestly believe putting a soldier outside the front door will turn catholics protestant?

      The troubles were hard on everyone 10:51, but thank God reasonable men like Gerry and Martin got the table.

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    3. I'm not interested in the history of Northern Ireland to be honest, only from the time that my Husband did three tours there. like I said in my previous post they were sent there to keep the peace, with hindsight they should have let the Catholics and Protestants kill each other it would have been much easier. Jerry Adams and Martin Mcguinness only started being reasonable because it suited their agenda.

      There would have been no need for military occupation if those reasonable men you speak of had been more reasonable all those years ago! I've no other comment to make on the subject so I'll leave you to it.

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    4. Oh it's true 19:10, you don't know much about what went on then. I will assume you were still in nappies when all this was taking place? people didn't report it because only those responsible for laying the trap knew what was happening.

      I couldn't care less whether you think It's "perverted minds making it up It happened,end off.

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    5. Well if you said it happened then it must have happened........its just a pity that none of the major news channels or papers picked it up. I think in nappies or not I imagine I might have heard about it had they done so.

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    6. Carry on dozing. A lot happens during military occupations that you never hear about. Why do you think they have informers, and the secret service?

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    7. Grow up........do you think it was James Bond country we lived in......military occupation lol

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    8. A complete waste of time trying to converse with the clueless. Don't worry Nurse will be along soon with your medication.

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    9. Are you really thick or are you just pretending?

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  8. This blog doesn't seem to have cut the mustard does it Ros? Just about limping along. Must be the subject...must try harder,:)

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    1. Just nasty.

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    2. It was nasty 19:50, but tis true. I am so outraged and affronted by what is happening in the Labour Party, I can barely think of anything else. I think I am in need of a catastrophizing lecture from one of my sons - they know me well and know how to get things back into perspective (in my head).

      To explain, the outrage I feel at the injustice to Goncalo Amaral, is multiplied 100 fold by what they are doing to Jeremy Corbyn. They, being the right wing of Labour, who assisted Kate and Gerry and who are now determined to plunge the entire UK into the dark ages.

      I'm mad as hell, and the more I learn, the more my confidence in my writing will return. I'm a little in awe at the great writers on The Canary, the amazing bloggers and Paul Mason. 11.00 above is right, I must try harder.

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    3. Be kind to yourself, Cristobell xx

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    4. Many thanks 09:22. My biggest frustration at the moment is carpal tunnel syndrome - in both wrists
      :( I'm very accepting of the aches and pains that come with age, as Liz Taylor once said, look at the alternative.

      The CPS however is especially galling, ever the drama queen, I feel like Beethoven when he was losing his hearing. My writing keeps me sane, if I couldn't write, my head would explode!

      I refuse to accept it! At the moment I am trying all sorts of exercises and if anyone has tips or recommendations, they would be much appreciated! :)

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    5. That sounds ratshit, Cristobell, go gentle on those wrists! I highly recommend soaking them with castor oil poultices (use old muslin cloths) under clingfilm overnight. Have you tried Vitamin B6 yet, any luck? Treat yourself to a decent bottle of avocado oil, it's delicious on everything. Best wishes xx

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  9. I'm a manic depressive and in the midst of an episode 11.00, the horrors of the world are closing in and I don't know which one to deal with first.

    I apologise to my regular readers, but promise I'm clawing my way back. I know from past experience that when I do manage to crawl out of the depression mire, it somehow makes me stronger and more determined. As Arnie said 'I will be back!'.

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    1. You know your enemies want you to fail. Don't.

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    2. @ Rosalinda, Cristobell Hutton25 August 2016 at 13:19

      maybe you should shut your blog down for a while and come back when you feel better.

      I can't see anything in your opening blog post that suggests that you were going through an episode or phase.

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    3. Rosalinda, Cristobell Hutton25 August 2016 at 13:19

      I'm a manic depressive and in the midst of an episode 11.00, the horrors of the world are closing in and I don't know which one to deal with first.
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      You have mixed with and listened to the wrong people for too long.

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    4. Mixed with the wrong people eh, lol. I'm an educated, intelligent, adult woman, the chances of me falling in with the wrong crowd are slim to zero - hilarious.

      I am powered by myself and only myself Dave Bottomley, I live by my own ideals and values. Sadly, and maybe a little arrogantly, I don't value anyone's opinions above my own. And I don't form opinions, without looking at every angle and weighing up every possibly.

      I'm not sure what to make of your comment tbh, do you think that a man must be influencing me?

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    5. Tears of a clown 19:52, I have an official diagnosis of dissociative personality disorder (eat your heart out Stephen Fry) - I have a character for every occasion :)

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    6. Many thanks 19:38. I have been down this road too many times and tbh, I kind of knew it would be coming as interest in the McCann case wore off. The Madeleine case has been my crutch for several years, when my head was going nuts with things I was powerless to control, I could lose myself trying to figure out the giant Madeleine jigsaw puzzle.

      But, like anything, once you have solved the puzzle, the interest goes. I think most people have by now realised that 1. the police do not have enough to get a conviction, 2. Many will be embarrassed by their involvement with the McCanns.

      There were no paedo rings, no swingers (still lol at that one) and if Richard Hall and Bennett are looking in, no fecking aliens, just a group of selfish, stuck up doctors, who neglected their kids. And given Kate's tendency to resort to violence, it may have been more than accident.

      They are all clinging onto their comfortable lives and careers, but I doubt they are settled and content. Forever more they must live with the fear of that knock on the door, and that must be hell.

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    7. I wasn't referring to the McCanns as your enemies, I'm talking about the troublesome, harassing, ignorant, gullible, arrogant clan. That man and the poor quality ex-cop investigator and co are all WRONG. Clear, raw, unadulterated FACT.

      Not a thought goes to the other children, nothing, they really don't care.



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    8. Ros says:

      " I could lose myself trying to figure out the giant Madeleine jigsaw puzzle.

      But, like anything, once you have solved the puzzle, the interest goes..."
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      My God Ros you are amazing - you have solved the puzzle of missing Madeleine Mccann!

      Or is it really that for years you decided the Mccanns dunnit and without any evidence whatsoever you accuse them and declare them guilty of something.

      That is not what solving puzzles means.

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    9. Now I am back, I cannot let this go unanswered! Without any evidence! You have got to be kidding, woof woof.

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  10. Yes, the twins learning the truth is the McCanns' biggest fear.

    Aug 10, 2007

    http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-girl-idUKL102275520070810

    Gerry McCann said:

    Tens of millions of people use YouTube. There are over 229 videos of Madeleine on it already, so it's incredible.

    It's incredible indeed.

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  11. http://www.mccannfiles.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/bbcemt2102a.JPG

    The danged fellow looks to be wearing at best, a flesh-coloured latex kippah, and at worst, a D-sized silicone falsie atop his cranium...! Who styles this guy? Is he for real?

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  12. P.S. what is that ridged golden knobby thing in the background?

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    1. With reference to: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/qjlicjcRT8o/mqdefault.jpg

      Mantis religiosa harlovia

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  13. Interesting!

    https://twitter.com/mitch_1uk/status/771410352131170304


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  14. Cristobell - another spot-on article that I've only just caught up with.

    Agree completely about The Canary and Paul Mason. My admiration for their writings is only matched by my dismay at Owen Jones' reluctance to embrace the accleration towards the fairer deal for all he has campaigned for for so long. What is going on with him?

    There are also some great voices emerging on Twitter. The betrayal of the people by that multi-millionaire with the short memory, JK Rowling, is countermanded by that other great writer, Manda Scott, resposible for the awesome Boudica and Rome masterpieces. Check out her Twitter feed, she links to some great analysers.

    It's going to be a busy September with the Labour plotters planning their final combat - trying to force through the vote by the NEC before Conference allowing the election of the Shadow Cabinet by the PLP. They are desperate and will continue with their undemocratic tactics until the very last. We must prepare to shout and defend!

    Dee Coy

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    1. I had the pleasure of meeting Owen Smith at one of the London rallies - I'd had a wee maternal crush on him for years, but like yourself, so disappointed that he has not had the courage to stick with Jeremy.

      To be honest, I was a bit disappointed when he had that hissy fit on Sky News, I think he was a little immature in the way he handled it.

      Like yourself I fear the plotters are on a wrecking mission and I fear the Labour Conference may end in many brawls if not, something on par with Culloden! Can you imagine the uproar should they declare Owen Smith the leader?

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  15. I have posted before that Natash Donn of the Portugal Resident paper was a member of bennett's CMOMM.

    Here is direct proof of the link in her latest "article"

    “I don’t know if this is just another publicity stunt,” said Jill Havern, who runs one of the many Madeleine online fora."

    For year CMOMM have been feeding the Portuguese press with misinformation.

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    1. All based on one photo. Amateurs!

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  16. Ros, I think you have called this right re the respective views of Corbyn and Smith on Brexit. Corbyn wants to help the working-class and probably realises this is actually easier now the EU isn't going to run our affairs. Long subject - but hasn't the EU basically promoted the interests of corporate multinationals rather than the humble worker? Corbyn has been statesmanlike in accepting the result of the referendum, as any true democrat must. Owen Smith is out of touch with the wider public and especially the white working class whose votes Labour needs. A ComRes survey this week showed that two-thirds were now happy that we voted Brexit. One negative about Corbyn, though - why is he sticking by that oily, treacherous, corrupt and serial paedophile creep who has just been outed as a crack- and popper-taking user of rent boys?

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    1. I have to say I was disappointed at the referendum result, but once it sunk it, it didn't seem such a bad thing after all. I have always thought it a bit unfair on third world countries anyway. I think it is quite exciting that we are now seeing beyond Europe.

      I much prefer Corbyn's stance and the fact that he formerly wanted to leave Europe, I see as a good thing. It means that long before anyone else he has weighed up and considered the implications. He cordial approach, will bring much better results that Owen Smith's hostility. There is no reason why we should not remain friends with Europe, and in the future there will opportunities to draw up new agreements. With Jeremy Corbyn in the discussions, we can at least be assured that workers rights will be protected, so too the human rights we will lose under Theresa May's watch.

      I'm not really surprised at the results of that recent survey, most of us accept that we can't always have our own way, and we adapt, pick ourselves up, brush ourselves down and starting looking outwards. I think the apprehension stems from fear of the unknown, the EU has kept peace in Europe, but the enemy now comes from much further afield and it's not an enemy that can be fought with the conventional weapons of the last century. We need peacemakers, like Jeremy!

      I think it is delicious that Keith Vaz has been caught with his trousers down, it reaffirms my belief in Karma! Jeremy is much too nice a person to criticise a person's, err, shall we say foibles, I'm not! If you've got anything horrible to say, come sit by me! lol

      Creeps like Vaz deserve all they get imo. I get that some people go to sex workers for all sorts of reasons, not least that they want to feel the comfort of another human beside them. Vaz however...... need more space for this, lol

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    2. Vaz was paying cash to use and abuse these young men sexually. He gets his jollies from degrading rent boys, and that sends a chill down my spine. To purchase a human being to use as a commodity shows a lack of compassion, rarely seen outside of a sociopath, or a tory.

      Whilst in the old days, the aristos were positively encouraged to beat the shit out of those beneath them, now they have to do it in discreet flats and it costs them huge wedges of cash.

      I have no doubt this is the tip of the iceberg and the iceberg is on it's way. Keith Vaz has been keeping his inner sadist hidden for quite some time and I imagine he has pissed off quite a few investigative journalists along the way! I expect all those in his address book are having a shredding and clear out session, lol.

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    3. Should add, that I am not impressed by those claiming Vaz did nothing illegal. WTF? He has presented himself to his constituents as a happily married family man - a lie No-one has a problem with homosexual MPs anymore, why the need to present a false image? If you haven't the honesty to be yourself, how can anyone trust you?

      Peter Tatchell and Ken Livingstone (Stephen Danczuk is a given) are wrong to defend Vaz's double life. If Vaz has got the front to head a Select Committee probing vice and drugs, he is not a delicate flower or a persecuted minority.

      The issue is not Vaz's sexuality ffs, (and would they be defending him if the hookers were female?)he has clearly been using his privileged position to take advantage of the less fortunate. My sympathy is with the rent boys.

      I absolutely love the whole gay culture, tis my dream to go live on Brighton seafront and become a regular along the prom. What I love about gay people is their raw honesty. It's like coming out was the hardest thing they ever had to do, and after that, anything goes!

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  17. Corbyn is in desperate need of a short, sharp shock when it comes to his weak response regarding that using slithery creep.

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    1. I think public opinion will bring the karma said slithery creep deserves 14.00. Although you may well have a point. It bothers me that Vaz will still be on the NEC for the next few days at least. Especially with the purge going on!

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  18. Corbyn and Vaz go back a long way. The whole sorry shower that goes by the name of 'government' in this country is rotten to the core. We need a clean sweep of the lot of them regardless of Party. Let's face it the only true word Cameron ever spoke was, ''We're all in it together.''

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    1. You do know Keith Vaz is an Owen Smith supporter don't you 18:13?

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  19. http://www.keithvazmp.com/closure-of-childrens-heart-surgery-at-glenfield-hospital/

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