Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Who is Owen Smith

Well if you want me to tell you you are looking in the wrong place, I have never heard of him until the last few days. I don't like the stuff I have heard and read about him. Google the name and then tel me who he is. I don't like Corbyn but i prefer him to Owen Smith.

Jeremy Corbyn on Twitter

I saw these on Twitter and thought I would share them. Corbyn has been absolutely right in  sticking to his plan to be on the ballot. I dont know how this will end up but I think it will split  the Labour party. I cannot say I like any of the candidates but Jeremy has the peoples vote and that is all  that counts.
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Thursday, 14 July 2016

News reporter's less dramatically tonight

Once again I am writing this having just watched BBC NEWSNIGHT and also News at Ten. Yep I am a glutton for punishment, but like the rest of the Nation I want to know what is going on in the halls of power, after all this is all brand new uncharted territory. Last night's doom and gloom has been distilled slightly and although a certain amount of mistrust and incredulity could be perceived the one highlight for me was from Laura Kuenssberg. Speaking at the close from Downing Street she said "no one knows what is going to happen" which was the first reporter to actually be honest and say hands up we don't know. All others had resorted to the default position of making stuff up and waffle to people who voted one way or the other and as their opinions. Unfortunately the people who voted don't get a say in what happens.

I have been dipping in and out of the news of appointments as they happened all day and some people I am pleased to see go and others pleased to see appointed. If I was a cynical type of chap I would say Angela Leadsom withdrew from the election on the promise of a ministerial position but then I am not cynical am I ?

I am pleased Gove has gone and I wish Hunt had gone to  the NHS deserves better. And Boris well he is now a Buffoon on the world stage. I imagine it is because he is so well known that he got th job but let's hope he can do GB PLC right and his mad cap days are behind him.!

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

She is in without stabbing anyone

Yep that was one of the main attribution' s Evan Davis gave her on tonight's BBC News Night. Hardly a glowing recommendation and pandering to those who keep banging on about she has no mandate. I think those who say about mandates are forgetting we returned a Conservative government to power just over a year ago and we still have a conservative government just a change of leadership, also we have had a referendum. She is in charge of delivering us a post referendum deal and get us the best deal on first leaving Europe and getting us a good trade deal with the rest of the world. Now I am watching Matthew Parris tell us she cannot deliver on everything, well Matthew I am going to tell you no government ever pleases all of the people all of the time. Governance is about compromise I have a different vision of the future than my brother and this referendum has set brother against brother Father against son and in the quest for equality I best say mother against daughter. There gender equality, if only pleasing every one was as easy as making sure as just mentioning gender. In reality post brexit and gender equality are a can of worms and no one wants to deal with either and I am sorry someone has to deal with negotiations and Teresa May has started putting a team together but watching the news channels you would think no one is capable of doing Jack.
Each commentator has a different spin on things and each one I have seen on the main terrestrial stations has been coming up with reason to fail. What I want to see is reason for success but maybe the reporters all went to the same school of doom and gloom.
I never thought we would vote to leave the EU but we have and now we have to cope with the consequence of that vote. Finding reasons to fail won't get us out of the situation, maybe it is early days and in the reporter's handbook they get upon leaving gloom school the next chapter covers optimism and opportunities. I hope so because much more reporting like today and I am going to tune into the children's television and watch In The Night Garden. A trip on the ninky nonk the flying farting bus is preferable to what I have heard from professional reporters today. 

New era New Prime Minister

Today is the beginning of a new dawn, a new era in the history of our proud nation. How will Teresa May fair? I personally think she is the best one of a bad bunch but I do feel it would have been better had she not had a coronation, had Angela Leadsom not made those silly comments we would have had a run off between the two but she did the honourable thing. I am extremely pleased Gove never got in and as for Boris I still stand by my description of him being a Buffoon. Still onwards and upward as they say a day is a long time in politics so what will the Government look like this time tomorrow?
So much for the Conservatives what's going on with the Labour party? I expect to see more candidates creep out of the woodwork now that Angela Eagles has shown it is possible to try and overthrow an elected leader. I expect that Corbyn will still be leader and we will see some sort of break up of the Labour party possibly involving  defections to Ukip. Strange how stuff works out but it will all come out in the wash.

New era New Prime Minister

Today is the beginning of a new dawn, a new era in the history of our proud nation. How will Teresa May fair? I personally think she is the best one of a bad bunch but I do feel it would have been better had she not had a coronation, had Angela Leadsom not made those silly comments we would have had a run off between the two but she did the honourable thing. I am extremely pleased Gove never got in and as for Boris I still stand by my description of him being a Buffoon. Still onwards and upward as they say a day is a long time in politics so what will the Government look like this time tomorrow?
So much for the Conservatives what's going on with the Labour party? I expect to see more candidates creep out of the woodwork now that Angela Eagles has shown it is possible to try and overthrow an elected leader. I expect that Corbyn will still be leader and we will see some sort of break up of the Labour party possibly involving  defections to Ukip. Strange how stuff works out but it will all come out in the wash.

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Jeremy Cornyn on Andrew Marr show

I just watched Jeremy Corbyn being interviewed by Andrew Marr and thought how relaxed he was. He spoke very well and made a lot of sense. The Labour party are in turmoil and at a time when they should be defending the people who are being hurt by the Conservative machine. The way the Labour party are going there will be a split and with UKIP stalking Labour votes I can see a blood bath heading towards an election near you  soon.
At a time when a steady hand is needed people are circling and causing uncertainty and mischief. Jeremy may not be the mos charamystic of people but he got the membership up and at a time when people's interest in politics is at a low point.
I don't know what the outcome will be but it is a welcome distraction from the Conservative leadership election. The Leadsom campaign leader was on the same show trying to defend the fact she condemned Teresa May for being childless which is in my mind unforgivable and she cannot now carry on and should concede to May and give her the Coronation.

Sunday, 3 July 2016

Dirty tricks smear campaign

Who would have thought it? Dirty smear campaign against fellow conservatives. Yep Twitter was awash with quotes on she said this and he said that and I spent most of the Day sleeping of the after effects of my trip to Kings Hospital. I know the supporters mean well but after Boris got knifed between the shoulder blades by Gove I had hoped for a clean contest. Teresa May is the front runner but the bookies have been wrong an awful lot recently.  Andrea Leadsom is a new name for me I have not heard about her before last Thursday and she is an outsider according to the bookies Gove probably stands no chance but after killing off Boris who knows? The others in my humble opinion are non starters but with my track record on predictions you shouldn't count them out.
What will be interesting is the Labour problems as it looks as if Corbyn ain't going anywhere so whoever draws the short straw on the Labour front has to put on his or her big pants and go head to head against the rebel with lots of causes and who has the backing of thousands of new Labour party members. This could split the party , it certainly looks like there will be blood on the dance floor.

Friday, 1 July 2016

Hospital trip means no Gove speech

Four thirty Heather woke me  and got me dressed ready for the Hospital transport to collect us for a trip to Kings Hospital. We got there with time to spare. Every three months I have injections into my legs to ease the muscles to allow some movement letting me transfer safely but not become so weak I fall over. I have Primary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis and I am dependent upon the NHS for some quality of life. I don't like all the cutbacks because they affect me personally. Maybe if I was able bodied  I wouldn't give a dam. But I am a drain on the health service one of the many disabled who according to some politicians sponge off the government and lead a life of Riley claiming disability benefits. Well those who think that are welcome to stop lives at anytime I would love my old life back to be able to walk or run swim and dance. I will sell my wheelchair based existence in a flash, and as for the cash we exist we do not live so next time someone starts on about benefit scrounger think of me.
Still enough about me because I have been otherwise occupied I didn't get to see that Pratt Gove give his speech. Not that I missed anything. I was exhausted by the time we returned home and I promptly went to sleep. I believe he said he was the man for the job! Well he best think again because the best man for the job is a woman. Teresa May is the bookies favourite and she is my favourite. After Goves actions over the last couple of days I distrust him even more than I did previously. If you read any of these blog posts you will know I don't think much of either Gove or Johnson both are lower in the food chain than worms in my humble opinion. But he has chucked his hat in the ring after stabbing his co conspirator in the back. Neither of them were fit to govern the Tory party Boris cannot and Gove shouldn't.
I saw on last night's news at ten Gove once wanted to be a comedian well he is making me laugh. I won't ever be able to take him seriously ever!