Is It Just Me: Who Thinks Its The PLP That Need to Get a Grip, and NOT Corbyn?

Is it sufficiently safe to come out now?

Good.

Fucking hell people, I thought England was a screwy place to be born in but my god. We have this thing called DEMOCRACY. We have argued with countries and had wars with others where democracy doesn’t exist. We have it but some people want to revoke it as a vote they thought they’d win didn’t go their way?

Hell.

No.

Anyway, that’s all I’ll say further on the matter of second, third and infinity referendums apart from to clear up:

I do not support Trump being the next President. I think he is a dangerous warmongering twat BUT being that the American people have voted in ex-movie stars of negligible ability, there is every possibility that he will win. And no matter who wins, when we are a tiny island with no great shakes in the armed up to the balls stakes compared to America, it’s nice that we can enjoy a special relationship with them and hide when the inevitable war occurs.

I have never, ever voted UKIP. Nor would I want to.

So, moving on. The party I do vote for.

Seriously, what the actual is going on there?

I’m no political expert, more a pundit, but it seems to me the Parliamentary Labour Party are killing the whole team from the inside.

The fact is, if Brexit can teach us anything, and it really should teach our elected members a big few home truths, is that for too long, the needs of the few have outweighed the rest of us.

I have long cried that we’re seen as plebs and here for the jobs the Toffs don’t want.

Well, the Plebs seriously gave a clear voice and vote on just how much they’ve had it up to here with Toff Politician one after the other running the country.

For too long, we’ve had a powerful version of an Eton Old Boys Club in office, and they have no concept of what the majority in the country, many of whom now have tough choices to make as they see their outgoings exceeding their income, want.

Since the Austerity measures came into place, whereby we were told everyone had to make sacrifices, it isn’t the minority who have suffered.

Food banks have been taking the strain, people have to choose between heating and food, kids are going to school hungry and yet many are working longer hours just to pay rent.

If the PLP had any kind of sense, they could have capitalised on this result and frankly taken power off the Tories for years to come.

Yes, Corbyn may be a bit of a scruff. He may not have posh connections.

Good!

Look at Blair, and then Cameron.

Both charismatic men. Both fond of rousing speeches that go nowhere.

Both epic utter prats and posh one’s who are self serving and only interested in their old school ties.

I am personally sick of the Elections race being run like a gameshow, almost like X Factor. That’s reality TV, not politics that makes a massive change to the country and affects people’s lives.

Blair is responsible for the shit we’re in without a doubt. He led us into a war which we could not win, in a country we have made worse, causing deaths of our armed forces, and the deaths of civilians. What is he doing now? Earning millions in speech giving.

Cameron had no concept of the way the vote would go on Brexit, he was completely out of touch with the electorate, and I’m personally glad he is going soon.

Corbyn is grass roots. He is liked by students as he has quite rightly stood up for them in regards the unfair fees they have to pay.

He is liked by single parents who he said in his maiden leadership speech get a raw deal in terms of work and raising their child/ren.

He is liked by the old school Union side of Labour, always previously a big deal when it came to the party as a whole but who had been sidelined in favour of “Tory in a Red tie” politics of the Blairite years.

You only have to look online at the petitions, the tweets, the blog posts to know that Corbyn is well liked.

He won the biggest ever majority in a Leadership battle, and has continued to add new members to the party.

Under him, we now have a Labour London Mayor. We have new seats in previously held Tory strong points after the Local elections.

His problem? The PLP didn’t want him, they wanted Burnham, to continue the smarmy version of Labour we have all come to grow tired of. It may have worked in 96, at the height of the London love in of Britpop and Euro 96. But it has grown as old and weathered as Gazza.

All “Blairs children” such as myself have seen after he left power has been misery and despair, in this country and others. We have become worse off and far more disillusioned than our parent’s ever were under Maggie. He made this country worse than it’s ever been.

Margaret Hodge, who was the most vocal of the two who first lodged a no confidence notice against Jeremy argues daily that they don’t like that he wasn’t very vocal on the Remain side. He didn’t contact Alan Johnson who led the Labour campaign to stay.

Erm, Margaret, love, I don’t recall seeing YOU being very vocal either.

If Alan Johnson was happy to campaign, then that’s up to him, who told him to in the first place?

If Corbyn did indeed vote Leave, then that should be shouted from the rooftops! So did 52% of the country!

At a time when our elected leading government has been proven to be so out of touch, Labour could, and should, have capitalised on this fact. Who wants a team making decisions that only 48% agree with?

Especially when you consider that people are so up in arms about the fact the Conservatives are stalling on Article 50 until the Autumn, we have a possibility of the worst possible Tories getting in without being voted as PM (Johnson, Gove, May I’m looking at you bunch), the only no confidence vote that should have been lodged in Westminster should have come from the Labour party in respect of the government, triggering an election that I am almost certain the Tories would have been humiliated in.

Instead, the PLP are arguing amongst themselves, with their “corridor coup”. This has nothing to do with Brexit, but everything to do with the PLP not getting their own way last year.

I am glad that Jeremy finally sacked Hilary Benn. A warmonger on a par with Blair, his own father would have been shamed by his stance on Europe, and on Syrian airstrikes. If the Blairite masses want to leave then great.

Look at their media heavy behavior (led, many believe, by Chief Blair spin Doctor Alastair Campbell from inside his PR team), they are on BBC News and others every day, they cannot wait to slag their leader off. That in itself is shocking, and any internal wranglings should have been kept within the party.

The prospective new Leader they want is unheard of, and if we do have an election imminently, it doesn’t give her time to make her mark, leading the way for the far more heard of Tory prospects to romp home in a “better the devil you know” scenario that we UK voters are known for.

It makes no sense to put someone up, in either party, who was vocally in support of the Remain campaign. Again, they lost, so who wants another out of touch with the majority person in power?

To win the next election- whenever it happens- all parties need to get the media on side, the electorate on side, and their party on side. They need to be vocal on what way they feel is next for us and the EU, quash this ridiculous second referendum, and fight, tooth and nail, for our rights as we leave.

All anyone knows regards Labour is that the Parliamentary lot all hate each other, all hate Corbyn, and have no concept of the fact that he is the most popular leader they’ve ever had- more so than even Blair, who seems to have been granted a Sainthood by them.

Meanwhile, the Tories are being rather polite, and any anger within is kept more or less where it should be- internally and out of the press.

Corbyn, in all of this, has acted as cool as a cucumber, whilst his party disintegrates around him. That makes me respect him even more.

He could get out there and slag the leavers to death. He hasn’t. He has merely gone about his normal routine of meeting supporters and has said, again quite rightly, that if we had of gone to the EU with a strong purpose and told them we were unhappy and changes needed to be made, maybe we wouldn’t have voted leave.

The scary part is, and something I think many have not yet realised is that if the party which would have been most likely to get voted for by the disillusioned majority are too busy fighting internally with each other, and we have the real prospect of NHS hating Gove, useless on Immigration May, and Boris- how is he not a fake comedy Politician- Johnson in the PM seat, who is the alternative?

With an increase in racist incidents bringing shame to the country, the only party who is not arguing publicly, who has had a leader go and give as good as he got to the EU Parliament on Monday, and is smug in the knowledge they have long been in step with the electorate is UKIP and Farage.

So, for the good of us all PLP, shut up, leave Corbyn alone, and let him fight for every single seat he can get.

Even if that means admitting he voted Leave.

 

 

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Dear (Some of the) Remain Camp: Shut the F Up

I voted Leave.

This does not mean I, or anyone else who voted this way is necessarily:

  • Racist
  • Anti-British/Scottish/Welsh/Irish
  • A UKIP voter
  • A massive fan of Boris
  • Uneducated/Under-informed

I don’t doubt, that some people, who voted yesterday to leave the EU, did so without the full facts. I don’t doubt that some people voted leave because they are under the impression that we won’t be able to be attacked by Terrorists. I also don’t doubt that some voted leave purely to get rid, once and for all, of David Cameron.

However, I also have not one doubt in my mind that the same can be true for some people who voted Remain too.

Yes, we don’t know what may happen next.

That was true no matter what way we voted.

To see now that there could be other European member countries taking their lead from us and demanding their own referendums says a lot for the klout that Europe now possesses. It is a joke, an autocratic system run purely for the profiteering and perks of those unelected, almost self appointed “MEPs”.

But you knew I thought that anyway!

As my inspirational mate and fellow Blogger Alice puts it so well (no really, go read her post here), the usual bullshit wars have started the minute the first vote was counted.

But why?

Yes, Leave won.

That, my friends, is called Democracy.

We all had the same right to register, go to our local polling booth, make an X in the box we believed in, and change history. We all had ample opportunity to read, research and ask questions from either side. There were plenty of debates on TV.

We all made our minds up, we all had that choice and that is what makes us bloody great in my view. What’s the alternative?

From many weeks ago onwards, throughout the In/Out debate, the Remain side has almost been smug in the assurance that their side would win. Not everyone on the Remain side I hasten to add, but quite a few.

Some had even started to refer to Leave voters as almost on a par with Hitler, Terrorists and jackbooted racists, just for daring to suggest they felt the EU was no longer working in our favour.

It’s little wonder then with this smug sense of self assurance that the end result has hit some hard.

However, it’s the will of over 51% of the UK who voted, so why the need to be so bloody nasty?

How is this going to help anyone? If you are so sure we have made such a massive mistake, surely the best thing to do is to unite and work together?

Surely, with everything being so uncertain, with the Pound briefly falling, and companies like Morgan Stanley realising they can no longer scam us and thus pulling their workers out of London, the last thing we should do is fight amongst ourselves?

Show some bloody respect!

Some of the behavior on Twitter I have likened to the Hunger Games or Game of Thrones. I have been unfollowed by at least 30 bloggers. And for what reason?

I exercised my democratic right as a UK citizen and put a different cross in a box to them.

I did not grow an extra head and turn racist overnight.

In fact, immigration was the least important reason why I voted Leave. The financial reasons were of far higher importance to me.

The way some Remainers are talking, you’d think I had personally seen to it that their children’s children would be flogged in the future by Farage Clones in the Badlands formerly known as London, in ragged clothing.

Almost on a par with a storyline from Planet of the Apes.

I was told I was once again disrespectful to the memory of Jo Cox (with no more understanding that actually, if we needed a reason to think out was best it was the death of a woman who should have had full Police protection caused by a man who begged for psychiatric help and got nothing the day before). I was told I had let my kids down. I was called every type of UKIP voting, anti immigrant bullshit you can shake your stick at.

I will mention the people who voted differently to me who had a very classy way of dealing with the outcome, but for every single one of those intelligent people there were many more acting like utter idiots, being rude and making a sorry show of their fellow voters.

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These two were pretty ecstatic about Brexit and Cameron going too.

We had every right to celebrate. I honestly thought that we would lose. I literally couldn’t sleep last night and still haven’t, as I watched the results slowly come in.

I am happy as larry that Cameron fell on his sword, in fact it’s probably the classiest act he’s performed in 6 years of governance. He backed the wrong side, and he clearly did not know what the will was of a large amount of the country and that made a mockery of him as Leader.

Who and what is next?

Who knows.

The Pound has already started to regain momentum, despite the doom laden anger of this morning.

Other countries are already suggesting they are happy to trade with us.

Like it or not, Trump is very likely to be the next President of the USA and he’s happy for us all to have left and taken our country back, and whether we’d been in or out it’s always better to keep America onside.

We will survive this and we will be better for it.

For now, the best thing to do is stick together, stop acting like utter twats and weather whatever comes next, united, and with confidence that we can succeed and we will be as Great as we once were.

Europe is about to implode and I for one am happy we have got out early.

#OneLove.

 

 

Bowie, Smugron and Shameless Like Whoring- Another Ordinary Day on Twitter….

I’ve fallen out of love recently with Twitter.

It used to be my go to for hilarity, and chats, and like minded, probably bored, social commentators.

In the last few years though, it’s all got a bit, well, dull.

Too much “me me me, look at my blog! Look at my video! Look at MEEEE!” All a bit desperate for likes for likes sake and not much actual social interaction to gain them. To old skoolers like me of years back, social interaction was why I’d read your blog in the first place, or why I’d go look at what cause you were fronting or supporting.

Many was the time when I’d have a good chin wag with someone, and they’d post a link later to a petition or post and I’d read it and retweet it too if it was similar to my own viewpoint. It was natural to do that as you’d kind of earned a respect enough for me to hear what you had to say.

Now, it seems, its just like shouting into a very big room full of other shouting people- and just as effective in gaining a readership.

Yesterday though, with the death of the uber legend, the God, the icon and genius that was David Bowie (how is it was? Still can’t believe he wont still be releasing albums into his 100th year as I always thought the space oddity would do), I went on to Twitter to see what the consensus was, and pay my own respect at the virtual altar.

I saw a tweet from our PM, you know, him who I loooooove with untold smushy feelings. Not.

That smug, Pig Head Sex Aide adopter (allegedly) formerly known as David Cameron (or Sgt Smugron as I usually like to refer to him for shits and giggles), had also tweeted a twee mention to Bowie too.

He and his aide who told him to tweet it (or did it for him) were probably feeling well smug for tapping into the social vibe of mass devastation and mourning for the David we all prefer (clue, it wasn’t Cameron- one Heart FM DJ even wanted it to be Cameron so much she announced his demise by accident, spoiling everyone’s morning. When she revealed she’d got it wrong and sadly he hadn’t departed to Pig based hell).

Ah, Davey boy. Davey, Davey, Davey. You’d think by now , in your second (well, the last one was half a rule as he had to get seldom seen these days Professional Tea Boy and scourge of Lib Dems everywhere, Nick Clegg in to shore up his last (not quite as rigged as the most recent election) 5 years) term, you’d know better than to try and be hip on Twitter.

I got in early and I was incredulous at his daring to try and use Bowie for publicities sake. The guy was barely even cold and this plate faced braying twat was using it to be “man of the people”.

The very people, you’ll recall, he successfully screws over on a daily basis.

So, I told him what for.

davidsmugron

Short and to the point, right? And not likely to get me a knock from MI5 either.

Yep, except I’ve had every sodding nutty Tory lover spit out their Bacon in disgust.

One was about twelve (and later complained bitterly that his Mum hadn’t bought him the right packet of Rich Tea biccies for his tea so he felt like thrashing her- nice typical Tory Misogyny right there) and called me, and it has to be said, this is by far, in all the years I’ve been on Twitter, the best cuss I’ve ever received;

likewhore

I like the “like whore” comment so much, I made it my Facebook intro. I did, however, have to look up what a SJW was though, being that I’m not down with the kids and know how to use proper English and have yet to resort to widespread use of Text speak (its Social Justice Warrior for the uninitiated).

I also got this great piece of well thought out debate too:

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And to be honest, he got blocked as I’m quite happy to debate but not with someone who stands up for his chosen party via nasty tweets using the term “special needs.” (Happily, he got rounded on by many others for using that term. Its just offensive and likely to get most folk- whatever party they support- annoyed).

Then, the Huff Post waded in with this, and shit just got crazy.

I have never, ever had the likes of the views I’ve ever had on a single tweet. And I like to think somewhere, Bowie is sitting on a cloud, laughing his tits off at the anti Establishment feeling stirred up towards Cameron, when he himself was no fan whatsoever of the Establishment, at all (so much so, contrary to what he was called by the BBC, he turned down a Knighthood twice, and a CBE too).

The thing that makes me both chuckle and rub my eyes with disbelief is for every well thought out observation on why it was inappropriate for Sergeant Smug to tweet and bandwagon jump today, there were several from ardent and fevered Tory supporters who had to go to the lowest of the low and mention those who thought the PMs tweet inappropriate as mentally ill. Or benefit scammers. Or of Low IQ (got most of that shoved at me). Biscuit fan even commented, thinking he was clever, on the name of my very blog, until I mentioned that far from being lazy, I’d not returned his tweet as I have, amongst other things, two kids, a job, several blogs, PTA volunteering and god knows what else to be getting on with, ta very much.

The Tories and their supporters, never knowingly missing an opportunity to prove the rest of us all right on what a bunch of tossers some of their number are.

Thanks to all who retweeted. And long may Twitter return to its gloriously opinionated, bat shit crazy self.