Thursday, 26 September 2019


Boris Johnson is behaving like a raving lunatic now, to be fair he was always unstable, but his recent meeting with the tyrant in chief, seems to have ratched it all up a few notches.  He is desperate, in the fullest sense of desperate, for the UK to leave the EU on 31st.  It's almost as if his life depends on it, like he will end up dead in a ditch if he doesn't.  

OK, there is no evidence that the mob boss in the White House actually has people killed (Epstein?), but it would appear that there is no level he won't sink to in order to get leaders of other countries to do as he wants.  Just putting this out there, but Trump is the former owner of a model agency that imported European girls to the USA, he also owned the Miss Universe Pageant.  He also has quite a sniffing habit himself.  I expect he knew a lot about kompromat even before he began courting Putin. Dumb enough to get caught in it himself, but there you go.  The Ukraine wanted/needed the assistance of the USA to keep the Russian forces out of their country.  Naturally, he used this to manipulate them.

With the UK, it's maybe not so clear.  Obama advised us to stay in the EU, so is Trump in toddler mode, by saying we should leave?  I doubt he had anything on Theresa May, she's so feckin boring, I doubt anyone has.  With Boris Johnson, it's like Trump's henchmen have just been handed a sack of duplicitous mad frogs.  Digging dirt on Boris Johnson is like being handed a trolley for a supermarket sweep.  Now this is where I will give Trump credit for the only talent he has.  He knows how to hone in on an achilles heel.  Whatever hangup his opponent (or even potential friend) has, will become Trump's obsession.  It's his way of grabbing men by the balls, he wants men, white men, above all, to admire him.

Of course, the biased BBC and the biased mainstream media, have probably hidden or buried, the juicier, more outrageous of Boris Johnson's antics, he has been the Establishment's PM in waiting forever.  Nice boy, went to Eton you know.  Unfortunately for him, Trump is not known for his observance of society's rules, seeing his new friend Boris squished under the wheels of bus, will probably fill him with glee.  He is probably the only person in the world who can truly empathise with Kim Jong Un.  They are probably already planning a joint 'lets blow up everyone we don't like' party.

Boris Johnson's need to leave the EU on the 31st October, is beyond reason and logic.  He is trying to lead the UK into a charge off a cliff.  Why is he so desperate?  He lies when he says he wants to deliver Brexit for the people.  Only, 17.5 million voted to leave, out of a population of 66 million.  He is clearly not doing this for the people, he is doing it for himself and for those who are putting pressure on him.  

I'm not letting him off the hook in saying that, but Boris Johnson is the posh equivalent of Trump's Hill People.  Because he can't be arsed to listen or learn, he only hears the key points as they pertain to him.  Ie. a MAGA hat would really suit you and think of all the money you will make from a chain of Trump/Boris Towers in every UK City?  Trump's way of bedazzling other narcissists, is to let them know he understands them and will cater for their every need.   So what has he got on Boris?  As horrible as he is, on which we are all agreed, including his brother and sister, what has Trump got that equates to a gun pointed at Boris Johnson's head?  Boris is sweating like a man on death row, he's already said he has no other option but a ditch.  I hate the man, but I think he should be on suicide watch.  I'm now trying to think what's worse than Trump's pee tapes?  Yuck!!!!!!

Again, no sympathy, Boris has sailed through school and his parliamentary career, by mimicking.  He mimicks every posh old fecker he has ever known and admired.  He has nothing original.  Not one iota of the home haircut, blustering, faux philanthropist character is real.  No-one is buying it.  OK, they did for a while but, now the country is calling on his deep, imbedded, character, there isn't one.  He is a pretentious man in a pretentious world.  He cites the people as though he were one of them, a rebel against the establishment. As if!  He has been fed, clothed, nourished, taught to speak posh and groomed to be PM by the establishment!  When did he last go visit a foodbank?  Has he ever visited a foodbank?  He is not a man of the people, he is a product, designed and produced to appeal to a popular audience.  Look how well Trump did with his mad hair, we've got a winner here, said Dominic Cummings.

Sadly my mother (who I have said many times was crazy) loved Boris, for purely shallow reasons I might add.  It was the hair, the playful faux rebel.  We argued often, obviously.  She was a babyboomer, an immigrant from Ireland, voting tory was a sign she had moved up the social ladder.  She was a product of her past, her background, her environment.  Added to which, she was extremely cantankerous and quick to anger.  I jest, with me she took the time, and I have stored her wisdom, which I should add, mostly consisted of the right occasions on which to use the word 'feck'.  With some people the only words they understand is 'feck off'.  Don't bother explaining, don't bother teaching, just say 'feck off' and walk away. Wise words indeed.

Those few remaining tories who are now the government of the UK are a shambles and some of them are using some pretty hard drugs to perform.  Yeah, I know, explains a lot.  Jacob Rees-Mogg treating the HOC front benches like an opium den and take a close look at Gove struggling to stand still, sniffing and grinding his jaw.  Classic signs of cocaine use, I am reliably informed.  If any nurse, lorry driver, factory worker or employee of any kind turned up for work off their tits on coke, there would be repercussions.

These are the people leading us off a cliff!  

Sunday, 22 September 2019


Sadly, I too, was among those eejits who thought I knew all about politics, but didn't really.  For me Margaret Thatcher represented a bravo step in the right direction for feminism.  I was that stupid.  Now I could give you a gritty, kitchen sink drama about my slow awakening to socialism, but a General Election may soon be upon us, so I will try to get straight to the points I often hear raised.  

1.  I've got the foreman's job at last, so the working class can kiss my arse.  OK, rarely verbatim, but among the fecks, you get the gist.  

Answer:  Sadly a Labour government creates Tories.  Sounds a bit of an oxymoron, but ordinary people do well under a Labour government, and move up to the middle class level of the social ladder.  Tory now, but their favourite line is 'I was born in a Council house'.  Pointing out that said Council house was probably provided by a Labour government, rarely goes down well.

2.   Jeremy Corbyn is an anti-Semite

Answer:  Usually put forward by people who do not understand what anti-Semite means.  Opposing Israel's inhumane treatment of Palestinians has no connection whatsoever with the antisemitism of Europe in the 1930's, those who try to make a connection are despicable.  What happened in WWII does not excuse Israel's cruel and barbaric treatment of the Palestinians.  Those turning a blind eye to it and shouting anti-Semitism should be ashamed.  Nice Jews, and there are millions of them, also oppose what Israel are doing.

3.  Jeremy Corbyn will go on a spending spree

Answer:  Oh God, yes, yes and yes.  Ffs, we have had 9 years of Tory inflicted Austerity, we have seen our country, our infrastructure and our NHS run into the ground by a government more concerned with paying off bankers' debts than the health and wellbeing of it's citizens.  Pumping money into the economy revives the economy, it gives it the kick start it needs to boost every industry a thriving society needs to flourish.

4.  It is the Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party's fault we have been put on trial by the Benefits Agencies, had our money sanctioned and been subjected to humiliating interrogations.

Answer:  Oh no it isn't!  Jeremy Corbyn throughout his long political career, has opposed every tory benefit cut.  Among his new policies is a Legal Agency of specialist lawyers to represent the sick and disabled to ensure that everyone gets the benefits they are entitled to.  The Tories have waged war on the sick and disabled, Jeremy Corbyn has opposed them every step of the way but he hasn't had the power to stop it.  As PM, he would.

5.  I don't want a Socialist/Communist/Nanny State.

I hear you my friend, and neither do I.  I'm already locked and loaded, should any do gooders try to bring in sugar and alcohol taxes.  Imagine the poor kid in a sweet shop with his rich mate buying whatever he chooses.  I was behind a little lad in a sweet shop last week, who didn't have quite enough to pay for his carefully chosen hoard.  The shopkeeper took one sweet back, and my heart was touched. Oh give it to him said I, I'll pay for it.  'Fanks' said the little lad, 'I only had 3p left'.  'We've all been there' I assured him, whilst feeling very pious and making a mental note to tell everyone about my good deed.  My fantasy however was shattered less 30 seconds later, when I exited the shop and saw the little git refusing to share his sweets with his friends.  I was tempted to go over and shout, 'oy, I did you a good turn, now pass it on'.

But I digress.  Labour's hardest job right now is getting through to those who do not spend their lives on social media.  For those of us who use it constantly, that is hard to imagine, but it's very real, and it is a huge demographic that is largely being ignored.  Probably because it involves actual legwork as opposed to the hope of creating a tweet that goes viral.  The 'grey vote' may swing elections, but it is not enough to drag wannabe political media stars away from their laptaps.  A 1,000 likes means more than 100 votes yeah? or we'll pretend it does.  UKIP, the BNP and all like minded nutters, do at least go out and knock on doors and take the time to reassure the old dears and all those away with the fairies, that Britain First is the only way to go. 

Tony Blair was the first Labour Prime Minister to stop listening to the grey vote.  He represented the Young Upwardly Mobiles, the Yuppies, the PLU (People Like Us), the generation born in Council houses, but who went to University.  He didn't work his way up through the docks, mines or unions, he was a career politician, born and bred for a leadership position.  He changed the face of the Labour Party, from donkey jacket wearing Michael Foot, and corduroyed trouser wearing, pipe smoking Tony Benn and bearded, hand knitted sweater wearing Jeremy Corbyn to sharp suited American Psychos that they named New Labour.  

New Labour quickly discarded all those working classes who protested against the tory systems that oppressed them.  In fact they took up those very same oppressive systems and improved on them.  It wasn't the Tories who brought in ATOS, it was Tony Blair.  Something Blair supporting MPs Tom Watson and Jess Phillips should be reminded of.  Often.  Happily those Tony Blair days are gone now, and in the past they should remain. The people have voted overwhelmingly, twice, for Jeremy Corbyn, a man who truly represents ALL the people, not those seeking personal advancement from being in government.  

I urge all those who's impression and understanding of Jeremy Corbyn is based on tabloid headlines and biased media reports, to take a few moments to watch and listen to Jeremy Corbyn and base your judgement on that.  There is a good reason for the young people to sing 'Oh Jeremy Corbyn' wherever he goes.  They are inspired by him because they know he will do everything in his power to ensure they have a brighter future.  This terrible era of Tory oppression is so close to it's end, we must all do everything in our power not only to vote, but to make sure all fair minded, forward thinking friends and neighbours get out to vote too.  Our children's futures depend on it.  

Sunday, 15 September 2019

I'm delighted the Lib/Dems have decided on one policy, because 1)it appears they have only one policy (Remain) and 2)even the most staunch remainers do not want to take the choice away from everyone else.  They are being as undemocratic as (Leave at any cost) Boris and his few remaining far right chums. Probably for the first time in his life Jeremy Corbyn finds himself in Centre ground, even Tony Blair is praising him.  More for his genius political strategy than his philanthropic agenda I'm sure,  but praise nevertheless.  

I do try to supress my inner bitch, but I am happy to make an exception in the case of Jo Swinson.  Jo Swinson gleefully joined up with the tories for a coalition government and voted with and alongside them for the cruellest of the tories' cuts and sanctions to the poorest in our society. She has blood on her hands just the same as those Eton boys she is so happy to team up with.  I couldn't be happier that she and her ill-informed party cohorts are going with just the one stance on Brexit.  As nice as it would be to put it all to bed once and for all, it would be much nicer, and fairer, to see what Brexit might look like with Jeremy Corbyn at the helm.

Saturday, 14 September 2019


Good to see Boris Johnson being given what for as he travels around the country pretending all is well.  Strange how the Conservative government have gone from no magic money tree, to having billions suddenly available to invest in the country and the NHS.  Well done that lady in Doncaster for pointing out the devastation of austerity, and asking why, they [tories] suddenly have money available.  'I'd rather have a Labour Brexit' than a 'Tory Brexit' she said, pointing out that Labour will take care of the workers.  Politician Boris then, unfortunately, took control, but not before the damage was done.  And take note Labour PR, that brave lady's 'rather have' statement works.

My fondness for William and Kate and Harry and Meghan, is a complete contradiction of my usual Marxist leanings, but I was so profoundly touched by the image of the two young Princes walking behind the coffin of their mother, that I have felt maternally protective towards them ever since.  This generation of royals, maybe steered by their mother's philosophy, are using their positions for genuine good.  I would like to give a huge hug to Meghan.  Finally, the royals have a family member with a mind of her own.  They are having to adapt to her, instead of the other way round, and I love it.  She is kind of like Princess Diana, in the rebel sense, but with confidence and attitude.  That is probably what's upsetting the establishment and sycophants like Piers Morgan.

I applaud Meghan's fashion initiative in passing good clothes onto people in need of good clothes.  Having to fork out for an evening gown out of a fixed monthly income presents many problems.  I'm not being ironic or sarcastic, I did at one time work for a very sociable company, poor me, that put on many 'do's' throughout the year.  It's nice to know too, that items of clothing we own that hold many happy memories, can be the source of happy memories for someone else.

It's easy to be snobbish and patronising about fashion, as if there are far more important and meaty issues to discuss, especially for socialists.  So I am hugely impressed that Meghan who cannot avoid the fashion police, has been able to use the interest in what she wears to create a philanthropic and charitable cause.  That was a stroke of genius.  And for the first time, the royal family have a woman who will not be bound by the codes, conventions and 'that's how we've always done it' rules of Britain's ancient royal court.   And good job too, it's high time someone stuck a firecracker up the tartan kilt of Balmoral, they have long needed a good dusting off.

Six million Jews were killed in the name of patriotism, Charlie Chaplin replied when asked if he was a patriot.  Sadly, patriotism so quickly takes those extra steps into nationalism, white supremacy yada, yada, yada, we must kill all foreigners.  It becomes frightening.  It is not enough to be British, you must fight for your little bit of soil, see off the threat of marauding continental invaders, especially the brown ones.  Imagine a great big melting pot with a pinch of white man wrapped in black skin.....  keep it stirring for a hundred years or more, and turn out coffee coloured people by the score.  Oops, went off into a song there.  The horror, the horror.

I'm not a fan of extreme patriotism or nationalism, maybe because I don't particularly have a country to vow to.  My father was Scottish, my mother Irish, and I was born in England.  I have to say I have never particularly felt English, whatever that means, I am more inclined to say feck it, than Oh dear, and I have always loved partying to excess, so I call myself a Celt.  When the troubles in Ireland came over to England, my ex used to say 'your lot again', I think he and 'his lot', saw me a mad Irish woman with links to the IRA.  Not true.  Though I have never agreed with the occupation of Ireland by the English, any more than I would have agreed with the occupation of England by the Nazis. That should bump up my enemy list.

I refer to extreme patriotism, because right now it seems to be the core issue with those who insist we leave the EU on 31st October.  They talk as if our whole way of British life is threatened by our membership of the EU.  Our culture and heritage are threatened by belong to a group of other nations they claim.  As if the EU has banned bowler hats, cricket and strawberries and cream.  That these nationalists feel threatened is a source of amusement to me.  Our traditional Englishness will be around as long as the people who practice it.  For example, had Hitler declared Morris Dancing seditious and illegal, it would not have stopped those men with their bells.  The European Elite cannot interfere with our love of tea and crumpets and a fish and chip supper on Fridays.  Happily those with a love of their nation's traditions carry those traditions with them wherever they might be - see Days of the Raj, but in good ways too.

It is sad that there are people who actually believe these mythical threats to our culture and heritage actually exist.  It is the weakest of the Leave arguments. Are they so feeble and lily livered that they would immediately abandon all they hold dear on the directive of EU Elites?  A rule that decrees they eat spaghetti on Sundays, not roast beef perhaps?  I'm citing the ridiculous to demonstrate that it is not logistically feasible to ban culture, tradition and heritage.  Even if anyone wanted to, it wouldn't work.  Our culture is not now and never has been under threat.

If leavers took the time and trouble to study the history of Britain, they would see that we have been invaded many times before and our bowler hats and flag of St. George remain intact.  If your identity is strong enough, how can you lose it?  Our culture and ethnicity does not make us enemies, that lays squarely with 'fear'.  Fear of the unknown, fear of what we do not understand.  All those who have battled fear however, know the way in which to win is to confront that very fear.  Look at the worst case scenario with a logical mind. No-one is now or ever planning, to stop you from waving your Union Jack.  Stop believing the mad rantings of dishonest brokers with their eye on the profits.  Come back to reality.  

In an unstable world with an unstable Commander in Chief, we need all the friends we can get.  Trump welcomes the chaos of a no deal Brexit, because being the vulture he is, he can't wait to swoop down on the carcass of the once Great Britain.  He doesn't wish anyone well, not even the faux copy of himself in No. 10.  As he falls, he will take all his sycophant friends with him, and the PM of Great Britain will be a great distraction.  His legacy will be 'the biggest loser', but hang on, Boris is even worse.

To all those who want to hang on to their British identity, I suggest they look towards the heroes of World Wars I and II.  Those fighting men and women who gave their lives to holding onto our freedoms and our 'Britishness'.  The right not to be dominated by Nazis.  Britain has historically welcomed all those strangers to our shores, and we are richer and more enlightened because of it.  Immigrants from Europe and the Far East, have brought the food, fabrics and culture of their far off homes to our doorstep.  And we have loved it.  Their hard work and initiatives have brought different tastes, sounds, art and order to new industries that we have welcomed.  Are we so ignorant that our culture now must be of British origin only - put your books away academics, we don't want to learn anymore. 

Unfortunately, the masses who chant 'make American Great Again' and 'Britain First' have no idea of what they are actually demanding. I get that Britain First want to put 'brits' at the front of the housing queues and benefit systems.  I get that brits want to keep all the goodies to themselves and never share.  But do they get the isolationist part?  The fact that our small island will be all alone in this great big world of sharks?  Sadly, I have encountered people of that ilk all my life, I am sure we all have.  They err towards politicians with nasty policies, it's the only time they feel empathy.  Happily, most of us don't want to be shut in by fences and border walls, figurately or otherwise.  To shut marauders out, means to shut the indigenous people in.  This is where the blame lies if our descendants discover an island of inbreds in the far off future.

But I will finish on an uplifting note, we are not born with hate and fear in our hearts, that's something we are taught.  See my short video of the week:

Monday, 9 September 2019


I don't know what it is about habitual liars, but at some point, the more seasoned among them, can no longer hide the contempt they feel for those lapping up their lies.  They go past duping delight and into broad smug grins, before bursting into outright guffaws. But there is a stage further, the stage of yeah, yeah, whatever, as demonstrated this past week by Eton toffs Jacob Rees-Mogg and Boris De Pfeffel Johnson.  

Now the positioning of the far right is crystal clear to everyone in this country and the watching world.  Team Toff (billionaires and Bullingdon Boys) and Team Tommy (Robinson/Yaxley Lennon, violent thug/racist/convict), the Eton boys and the Thugs Army are now united as one, speaking the same, fucked up, batshit crazy, hate filled language. 
Oooh err, two opposite ends of the social scale, standing side by side.  Imagine a joint fundraiser - what does one wear?  A top hat or a cap to doff to one's betters?  The latter I presume, because the reality of Tommy's world dictates that everyone should know their place - something Tommy is probably learning during his prison stay.

It is kind of ironic that the UK is now in greater danger of being taken over by fascists than we were in 1939.  Boris Johnson is probably counting on the population being broken and dispirited after 9 years of austerity and subjugation, too apathetic to fight his underhanded coup.  He probably thought it would take a while to purge the Conservative Party of moderate members and replace them with far right extremists, but it is all happening in days, hours even.  He is either ecstatically happy or looking for an out of the way ditch.

I'm thinking of introducing a series of WTF moments for Donald Trump, there are plenty of resources out there.  This week's invitation to the Taliban to join him at Camp David however, is beyond 'wtf', it is kind of like that moment you had to sustain belief that an aeroplane would deliberately fly into a tower building.  Your brain is frantically scrambling through a lifetime of memories in order to make sense of it, but it can't.  President Trump's lunacy has been discussed and debated elsewhere, the overall consensus being, yeah, he's definitely bonkers, so I will go for the bit that intrigues me the most.

I absolutely loved and adored both my parents, especially their little foibles and eccentricities as they got older.  The memory lapses and 'senior moments' were the source of much gentle teasing and many giggles within the home and with them giggling too.  However, I would be mortified, and they would be too, if people were laughing at them.  OK, I get that Melania probably hates him as much as the rest of us, but at what point do his kids say 'oh dad, please don't'.  Seriously, if they loved him, they would section him, it only takes 3 signatures (my own kids enquired), as long as one of them is not a paw print.  

I used to hate the bitchiness of the old female columnists of Fleet Street, I thought it showed their true nature, rather than the true nature of the target they were ridiculing.  Especially when the whole world wanted a Princess Diana story.  Oh my how they all ate and choked on their vitriolic words in the days after she died. However, not bitching, is hard to do.  And in the case of Ivanka Trump it is fully justified.   Maybe because she reminds me of every self entitled, rich bitch I went to school with and worked alongside.  She appears to have cajoled a role for herself as chief Ambassador both for the US and the Trump brand and Female Entrepreneurs, as if she too were a female who started her own business with no resources.  As for her hijacking of feminism with Corporate Barbie, it will never happen.  The only time feminism will hit the White House, is the day Kelly-Anne turns up at work dressed like Steve Bannon.  

Friday, 6 September 2019

So what has Europe ever done for us?

Ooh ooh I know, I know.  OK, go ahead, The European Union has brought peace and stability to the continent of Europe for the past 80 years.  Ok, apart from the peace and stability, what else has the EU done for us?  It has enabled us to trade freely with our closest neighbours and friends.  Ok, apart from peace and stability and a common market in which to trade, what else has Europe done for us?  It made us part of a group of powerful nations with similar ideology, democracy, justice and fairness for all.  So apart from peace and stability, free trade, and powerful allies, what else?  We and our families are free to travel, live and work in any EU country we wish and we are eternally grateful to all those wonderful foreign nurses when we go into hospital.  OK, apart from peace and stability, a common market, powerful allies, freedom to travel and wonderful foreign health workers, what has Europe ever done for us?

I could go on ad infinitum, but instead I shall recall an anecdote that I am sure must have stayed in mind for good reason.  I was watching BBC Question prior to the Referendum, and Yanis Varoufakis (Greek Economist) was on the Panel.  I have to admit I was immediately smitten, not just by his handsome face but by his intellect.  The question, even back then, was should we leave the EU.  He carefully explained that under no circumstances should we leave the EU under a Conservative government, but if we left under a Labour government, there could be many benefits.  It was the warning of allowing the tories to have control of the negotiations.

What I didn't add to my opening paragraph, was the higher European Court of Human Rights.  Without the protection of the ECHRs, tories and employers (mostly the same thing) are now free to overwork and exploit their employees to their heart's consent. Think how bad austerity has been for society's most vulnerable, and that was under the watchful eye of the ECHR.  If we are crashing out of the EU on the 31st October, everyone other than the top 1% will suffer and it is society's most vulnerable who will bear the brunt.  

It should be abundantly clear by now that what Boris Johnson has in mind isn't good for anyone.  A few billionaires will make further billions which they will never live long enough to spend, and the already crumbling UK will sink further into the abyss - eventually becoming so corrupt one of our former colonies will have to step in and restore order.