Monday, 2 December 2019


I was curiously told on my last blog by an anonymous poster, that I hadn't voted Labour for as long as they had.  My response.

LOL, how do you know you have voted Labour for longer than moi? I remember campaigning for Neil Kinnock and I had a little dabble in Militant Tendency (they threw great parties). 
Tis true, at the tender age of 18, I was a conservative - for which I blame my convent indoctrination. But I was terribly naïve, I thought Margaret Thatcher was a feminist!  By the age of 21 I had strong socialist leanings, but I worked in a tory environment for tory bosses (lawyers).  Happily I was gorgeous and very charming, so many of those said bosses would take me out to lunch to change my opinions.  Whilst my heart lay with the picket lines, I also developed a penchant for fine dining at the Wig and Pen.  Of course, they didn't succeed and I even managed to 'turn' a few of them, one gave up the Law and went off to Indonesia to become a Buddhist Monk.  I still feel guilty about that.

So I have voted Labour since about the late 70's, early 80's, unless you are an Octogenarian I doubt you can beat me.  For the sake of truth (honesty and integrity), I confess I went right off Labour and politics generally after Tony Blair's betrayal. My usual head buried in the sand practice when anything stresses me.  It's a terrible coping mechanism, but one I am sure that will be familiar to sufferers of depression.

It is Jeremy Corbyn who has re-awakened my interest in politics.  Sounds cheesy, but he is kind of a Messiah, he is speaking the kind of words my disillusioned socialist soul has been waiting to hear for so many years.  Finally a Labour leader who will stand up for the masses, the employed and the unemployed. A leader who doesn't take account of the millions he could make for his mates, but who's sole objective is to make life better for the many, not the few.

The Tories are taking this nation back to the Victorian Age where there was a massive divide between the very rich and the very poor.  It is shameful that those very same conditions are prevalent now.  Any sane, logical person, knows that you cannot berate, beat or starve another person into submission.  History has shown, it never works.  The tories, for the past 9 years have berated (multiple TV shows about benefits scroungers), beaten (work capability assessments) and starved (sanctioned), the lower classes - basically, anyone who is not a tory btw.  Have they achieved what they wanted?  Well yes, zero hours contracts are the norm, and there are agencies all over the country filled with lists of manual/menial units (people) who can be forced to work for nothing for tory donors. The working classes have effectively been crushed.  Laws designed to protect people at work will be swept aside without the oversight of a European Court.  Longer hours, inhuman tasks, danger created by the demand for increased targets.  And here is the even better news, for employers, every employee knows how quickly they can be replaced if they don't follow orders.

At the turn of the last century, the aristocracy were suffering the effects of the industrial revolution, in that they 'couldn't get the staff'.  Their usual supply, the starving and desperate had options other than domestic servitude.  They could work in the factories, the offices, the schools that were springing up and any of the multiple new trades that were becoming available.  Parliament actually brought in a law at that time, stipulating that working class girls could only be educated enough to prepare them for domestic servitude.  I had a terrific book about, but it has been sadly mislaid.

Why do I throw in this snippet of information other than I love throwing in snippets information?  Because I think it demonstrates how a ruling party can manipulate the workforce (the units) in whatever way they like.  And they have.  This tory government has the working class on it's knees.  Those in work have no protection, those not in work are fodder for their show trials for those who think those without a wage, just don't suffer enough.  They have been merciless in their treatment of the unemployed, the sick and the disabled, if they win again, they will have a green light to take all that cruelty up a few more notches.

In your response to your argument that I should be campaigning for Labour rather than being fixated on Jeremy Corbyn.  As mentioned earlier, yes I do see and hear him as a voice coming out of the wilderness.  Oops, terrible English there, points to anyone who spots what I did wrong, lol.  He has always been against austerity because he has the intelligence to see how it benefits no-one but the super rich.   They are not affected by waiting lists, homelessness, or having that magic £400 available in case of emergency, but millions are.  Millions are just £400 away from destitution.  Crazy huh?  And I just checked, yep it is 2019.

I now it appears to be leitmotif throughout my political blogs, but if the post war Labour Government could build (from scratch), the NHS and the Welfare State, the education system, housing etc, etc, with literally nothing in the bank, imagine what a creative thinking new Labour Government could do now?  We are literally on the brink of a new Golden Age, one which immediately addresses poverty and homelessness (for shame tories!) and raises the expectations for every child in this country.  Imagine a government that invests in every town and every community.  A government that will tackle the problems of antisocial behaviour and crime at their very root.  The Nigel Farages in the Dog and Duck knocking back large gins, cannot and will not, accept that most crime starts with poverty.  Steal a loaf of bread because you are hungry and it's off to the colonies for you.  Destroy an entire eco system and we will give you a knighthood!

Imagine a post tory Britain relieved from the deliberate stress inflicted by a rabid, far right (and going further right) tory government.  Imagine your boss being told 'hey cut it out, you can't treat people like that'.  Imagine your local hospital (5 hour waits, even for kids), getting the money it needs for more staff and more facilities?  The tories believe that if they starve a service of cash, the need for that service will go away.  For example, let's stop looking after the elderly, that will teach them to get old!  Let's stop them reproducing kids, limit them to 4, that they have already done, probably because The Sun ran a series of articles on single mums with multiple kids.  Just one of many examples of how The Sun stirs up the hate.  Terrifying how much impact the views of Rupert Murdoch, or indeed whoever gives him the nod to target a minority, can have on public opinion.

But let's get back to the imagine scenario, imagine a Prime Minister and a government not in cahoots with foreign millionaires and oligarchs?  A government that cannot be bribed, extorted or pressured to put the needs of individuals above the needs of the many.  Yet another, may come in handy one day snippet, the super rich are never happy.  Yeah they have loads of mansions, but where do they go from there?  Gold toilets?  How much luxury is too much luxury?  Or, heaven forbid, when is it too much?  For greedy bastards, the answer to that question, is never.  That their greed causes others to suffer is irrelevant.

True happiness, as multiple sayings from the Dalai Lama will tell you, comes from serving and helping others.  The smile, the appreciation, the knowledge that you have done a good deed, is reward in itself.  I think most people discover this along the way. Praise a mean person when they have inadvertently done something kind, and see their face light up.  I always think people who are angry at people other than themselves, are deeply unhappy.  The accusations they throw out are projections of feelings they are battling within themselves.  But I wandered there.  Jeremy Corbyn has no need for gold toilets, multiple homes and self indulgent (golf) hobby.  He exudes hope, happiness and contentment.  He has an allotment.  He makes jam.  No castles to maintain no desire for personal enrichment.   That alone should win this election.


  1. Ros says:

    "I was curiously told on my last blog by an anonymous poster, that I hadn't voted Labour for as long as they had. My response.

    LOL, how do you know you have voted Labour for longer than moi?"

    I am the poster from your previous blog. The answer is simple - I am older than you and I have always voted labour - I voted in 1970 and twice in 1974 - before you were old enough to vote. So LOL right back at you.

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  5. Big Brother has spoken ( again).

    Another reason i can't share the brave new world dream.

    The 'amazing' new technology and the new religion known as social networking has once again been caught with it's knickers down.

    Two years ago we had Zionist Zuckerberg finally exposed for what he is and what he was doing. Fakebook was outed as intrusive, corrupt and heavily censored in favour of the elite. Twitter became the new Fakebook. Sanctuary...

    We all remember the Tory party waging war on what they decided was trolling and who were trolls.Basically anyone outing them and their filth and dishonesty.
    Remember McAlpine making an example of the BBC et al ? He crawled out of the woodwork fighting once a certain one or two people were no longer with us and able to challenge his credibility as a human being or politician.He didn't accept the fiscal compensation, he donated it to charity( like a generous multi millionaire would) thus making him look like he had integrity and a moral compass.Not as many as they think were fooled..

    The politicians who operate the media have their puppets in place.Two that spring to mind is that horrible manakin of a man Phillip 'yes sir no sir' Schofield and his bimbo sidekick Holly Willoughby.They've made headlines this week with their unbiased interviewing( bollocks). Unbiased as in having their selfie taken with Boris but trying to corner and criticize Corbyn . BBC and Tory party as one- surely not....

    So, all these puppets ( they're all over the BBC pretending to have their finger on the pulse like Adam 'I'm a real rebel'' Hill ) are given the job to bring into conversations anyone who doesn't tow the line. Anyone who doesn't play the Tory game is an anti-semite or racist.Or, worse, they don't believe the official fairy tale of 9 / 11. It's trendy to laugh among themselves for our benefit in the hope we too will find 'conspiracy theorists' stupid and treat them with contempt. In other words, obey our masters who are scared of the way the truth sneaks out now.Prince Andrew is the tip of the most dangerous iceberg since Titanic's unfortunate trip.

    So now Twitter ( or Facebook 2 as it should be called) is 'doing their bit'.
    In their terms and conditions they have told users they reserve the right to make them less visible if they criticize our masters.if we dare to expose them.You see, us 'nutty conspiracy theorists' are to be that why we need to be hidden ?

    Isn't democracy great..


    1. Let me assure you Zig that the majority of people do not go digging around the depths of the internet or read conspiracy into everything to decide on who to vote for.

      The Labour Party policy is there for everyone to look at and consider. Labour Party members appear every day to push the policy to the electorate. I will vote Labour. NOT for the leader - but for the POLICY. Maybe that is the message you should be pushing.

    2. So if the social network majority don't's a conspiracy theory. Of course. No wonder we have dickheads running the country. They're sheep voted for them..

  6. It seems that Ros is more interested in retweeting tweets than looking after hr blog.

    1. Ouch! But you did prod my conscience, I have just done a blog.

      I am, more than usual, a complete mess of anxiety and self loathing at the moment. I fear I will never 'like' the British again if the tories win. I'm already distancing myself - looking towards an Irish passport and practicing Oh Danny Boy. I don't remember ever being quite so anxious about a General Election before. We really are at a crossroads, my concern is for future generations, who will not get all they should be entitled to, ie a good start in life.

      Sadly, it seems to be my generation who are keeping the tories in, mostly because the working classes are given no education in basic politics, because of some ancient 'rule' that dictates teachers should not reveal their bias. Not sure how that works in private schools because they are literally stepping stones into the Conservative Party.

      But whatto, apologies for not 'looking after my blog', I am very fortunate to have people who continue to look in, and it is remiss of me to stay away so long.