Tuesday, 10 December 2019

THE CHOICE IS CLEAR #VoteLabourActually

Having spent 9 or is it 10 years taking the country back to the Victorian Age, Boris Johnson is now promising a new beginning with investment in the NHS, the police and the public services.  The reality, even if he fulfilled his promises, which he won't, he will merely be replacing a fraction of the services his heartless government cut.  

Boris Johnson defended the greedy bankers who brought about a world depression, and he has used his time in power to recoup those massive losses from those who had nothing to do with it, and could afford it the least.  We weren't all in it together, the tories' driving force, 'austerity' made the rich richer and the poor poorer.  No magic money tree they said, as they stood by and watched people die on our streets from lack of basic food, shelter and medical treatment.  Like Joe the crossing sweeper in Bleak House, Johnson, May, Rees-Mogg and the entire odious mob of them, would step over his dead body in their desperation to keep all the riches to themselves.

The tories have taken us back in time, and not in a good way.  All across the UK, shops are boarded up, all the traditional working class jobs are disappearing.  OK, not entirely the tories' fault, but they have refused to acknowledge that times they are a changing.  Being hellbent on austerity at all costs, they have to failed to invest in, or even acknowledge the changing needs of society in the 21st century.  People are living longer, single person households are the fastest growing demographic.  

It's the economy stupid, as Clinton famously said.  Creating jobs boosts the economy, because people with a wage have disposable income with which to boost industry.  The more they earn, the more they buy luxury goods and services, thus boosting the retail and leisure industries.  Our high streets have boarded up shops and tumbleweed blowing the streets, because people, ordinary people, don't have any money to spend, and those who might have started up new businesses have no incentive in times of austerity.

The truth is, we need more hospitals, we need more schools, we need more doctors, more nurses, more teachers, more care workers, and that need is not going to go away.  The population is growing, and it's like the tide that disobeyed King Canute, nothing can stop it.  The tories have, this past 10 years gone with the idea that a firm stand and punishment, I think some voted for the Cat-O-9-tails, has not stopped the feckless poor increasing in numbers.

The other way in which the tories have dealt with our evolving society is to simply cut the services available and pile twice the amount of work onto existing employees.  A kind of two for the price of one gift to themselves and their supporters.  It is essential that they feed the mentality that no-one should get something (eg food) for nothing.  They must do something in return, even if it is breaking rocks with a hammer for the sake of it.  Ideally, they are a source of free labour to pack shelves for unscrupulous get rich quick tycoons who are friends of the Conservative party.  Used to threaten existing workers with how easily they could be replaced. It depresses me, as a life long slacker, to see the workers in supermarkets doing manual work non stop without a break.  As a short sighted shopper, my Smart Arsed Son calls me Mrs Magoo, I fear interrupting them to ask where anything is.

Life doesn't have to be this way.  For the first time in history, we have all the facts and (pretty much) all the information available to us.  We can, on Thursday, choose a bright new future, we all have the power to immediately lift the pressure on all those NHS workers, all those policemen and firemen and all those vital community services that were sacrificed to pay for the bankers' greed.  Imagine waking up to a country that actually cares for all it's citizens with a government, ready, willing and able to invest in the needs of the majority.  A government that embraces and caters for our changing needs.  A government that invests in science and technology, why don't we have a 'Silicone Valley'?  We have the talent, we have the enthusiastic young, we would have talent coming in from all over the world, if we didn't have a stop sign at the border.

The Labour Party are not blurry or unclear in any way on their proposals for the country and for Brexit.  They are promising a new deal, a huge leap forward in this country's evolution, a programme as radical as that of the Clement Atlee's Labour government after WWII.  And Labour are the only ones offering the people another vote on Britain's future.  Labour are offering the nation another referendum on leaving Europe.  Those who voted to leave can vote to leave again. Having seen what Brexit entails, many may have changed their minds, and of course, vice versa.  Everyone gets another vote, there is nothing 'blurry' about that.

The self enriching policies of the Conservative Party have brought this once proud country to a crippled ship caught in a storm and heading towards the rocks.  Imagine waking up on Friday morning to learn that a strong and stable leader has taken the helm of the good old ship Brittania and is steering it right back on course.  Both leavers and remainers can breathe a big sigh of relief.  That period for buyer's remorse has been reinstated, phew, now everyone can think again.

A Christmas Poem  :)

Twas Christmas Day in the workhouse
the season of good cheer
the pauper's hearts were merry
their bellies full of beer

The pompous workhouse master
as he strode about the halls
wished them a merry Christmas
and the paupers answered 'balls'

This angered the workhouse master
and he swore by all the gods
he'd stop their Christmas pudding,
the dirty rotten sods

Then up stood a bald head pauper
his face as bold as brass
he said you can your keep your Christmas pudding
and stick it up your 'arse'.


  1. For those yet to vote and in the hope this lands before the doors close...
    It's been a stormy couple of years in the UK. The spectre of Brexit has hung low for what seems an eternity and it becomes thicker and more dense as time goes by.I don't believe the politicians arguing about it even understand the ramifications of remaining or leaving. It's been a perfect distraction for the Tories who have run riot through the UK like psychopathic children. The war on the lower classes is beyond belief.It borders on irrational disgust and hatred from a tight knit band of privileged elitists. From Cameron to Johnson via Duncan- Smith we have seen the inner cites reduced to Dickensian rat's nests.There is no humanity or conscience in your average Tory.

    Johnson has declined invitations to debate on TV with customary arrogance.When he does turn up for interviews and debates he continually and blatantly lies.There is no finesse. He really doesn't give a toss what people think of him or the Tories, he's alright jack either way.

    Jeremy Corbyn has been that light at the end of the tunnel.He is a humanitarian who hates social injustice and neglect and has come up with a plan to fix it.All the Tories can argue is that Corbyn is anti- semitic.Big yawn.Corbyn combines the values of two famous sons of Wales. - Aneurin Bevan and David Lloyd George. The former a Labour man, the latter, Liberal.

    Bevin introduced the NHS as a lifeline to the poor. He hated the Tory arrogance with a vengeance and voiced as much until his dying day.That was 1948.Our first official 'austerity' election.The Tories have never forgotten nor forgiven Bevan's deliberate attempt to look after the poor.Cameron took us back to 1947 and those who followed are keeping us going backwards.

    Llod George peoposed a 'People's Budget' back in 1910.His intention was to eliminate poverty.Where the Tories had waged war on the poor, he waged war on poverty :

    ''This is a war Budget. It is for raising money to wage implacable warfare against poverty and squalidness. I cannot help hoping and believing that before this generation has passed away, we shall have advanced a great step towards that good time, when poverty, and the wretchedness and human degradation which always follows in its camp''

    Naturally the Tories and House Of Lords where up in arms as they would have to pay a little more tax for the class they hated.

    In one of his many notorious speeches, he described a brilliant analogy that rings true to this day.he was talking about a Duke but today it would apply to any Tory you can name.

    "a fully-equipped duke costs as much to keep up as two dreadnought but is much less easy to scrap"

    Don't be swayed by the tree huggers and anti this and that parties.Vote Labour and give them time



  2. That's a fine poem...

    Don't tell me - Milton ?

    Zig :)

  3. BBC exit poll:"The survey taken at UK polling stations suggests the Tories will get 368 MPs - 50 more than at the 2017 election - when all the results have been counted.

    Labour would get 191, the Lib Dems 13, the Brexit Party none and the SNP 55."

    Only a poll - early days yet.