Thursday, 22 June 2017

Bloody Brexit

 
artycelia 
Everyone has a different view on Brexit: hard, soft, poached, boiled or scrambled .

I suggest The Times and The Sunday Times launch a campaign to over-turn the result of the referendum.

It is abundantly clear that the politicians cannot agree on what Brexit actually means.

How then, could the voters have known what leaving or remaining in the EU actually meant as they popped their cross in that damned box?

Madness.

Ban Brexit.





Keith Grant 
So the talk now is of managed immigration, as all but the wildest Brexiters recognise is needed as the economy will collapse otherwise. Germany has hinted some version of this might be possible. Even Ukip supports it.
So why bother with Brexit and risk the huge economic and trade disruption it will bring? Stay in the single market and customs union, especially as the European economy starts to rev up and Britain's stagnates.
As to taking back sovereignty, this government has shown what a pig's ear they have made of what they control now. The UK in any case is not in the euro, not in Schengen. The take back control line is a joke. It's about time the nation realised it has been mugged by the Tory party over Brexit.
Such a waste of time.
artycelia 
@Keith Grant Everyday there are more and more people who would be in total agreement with everything you are saying.
If Rupert Murdoch read the comments under every single article that has anything at all to do with Brexit even he would change his tune. (Going back to well before the actual referendum)
There is simply no appetite for Brexit.


Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Bloody Brexit


artycelia 
What IS the point of it all??

It's like getting your favourite jumper out of the wardrobe, unpicking it , laboriously, stitch by stitch, then laboriously knitting it back together again stitch by stitch.
Then realising you don't like the new shape it has become.

Meanwhile your country has undergone a major unravelling all by itself while your eye was off the ball.

Great.


Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Bloody Brexit


artycelia 
Great Britain is Kevin the Teenager and the EU is the long suffering parent. It's almost funny.

GB: It's not fair, I hate my life.
EU: Well, life's not fair, we just all have to do our bit.
GB: I don't want to. It's not fair.
EU: Well, in life, sometimes it rains and sometimes it's sunny.
GB: I 'ate the rain.
EU: It makes the crops grow.
GB: I 'ate crops, they're boring.
EU: Life can be fun or life can be boring. It's up to you how you see things.
GB: You're lying, everyfink's boring.
EU:Life can be fun, the whole of Europe could be your playground. Lots of art, culture, friendships, food, lots of people to back you up if you find yourself in trouble, a sense of camaraderie, a union of people with the same goals.
GB: My dad said you stole all our fish. My dad said you stole all our jobs. My dad said  you are all krupt (sic)
EU: Go to bed Kevin, we'll deal with you in the morning. (Weary sigh)

End of Day One.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Bloody Brexit



I find it really difficult to believe that despite the recent terror attacks, the rising prices, the falling pound, the horrendous fire and the likely consequences of it (massive scale of re-housing countrywide seems possible) that we are STILL entertaining our departure from the EU.
Especially now that we have Macron and a bright new optimism sweeping through the EU.
It's like the Cinderella story - reversed.
How I wish Brexit was just a fairy tale, I would chuck the book in the bin.

Friday, 16 June 2017

Bloody Brexit.


Mrs May's position as Prime Minister has become untenable. 
Before becoming PM, Mrs May was Home Secretary responsible for home affairs, the police, citizenship etc.
She has come under fire for cutting police numbers when the threat and indeed incidents of actual terrorism are escalating at an alarming rate. We need more nurses, more police and more fire fighters -not less- to deal with these incidents.

'The fire' (that's how it will be remembered) has left a horrifying Syria-like symbol, the burnt husk of a building, a looming  menace on the skyline of the capital. A symbol of so much of what has gone wrong. So many dead, so many missing, such a cruel waste of innocent lives. Why did the building alight so ferociously? 

The weeping and the wailing. 

Who did we need on this , the most terrifying of nights?
The fire-fighters and the police and the nurses.

Where does the buck stop?
With the Home Secretary at the time of the refurbishment? The council? 

It seems almost wrong to bring Brexit into the equation, a bit disrespectful so I'll say only this:
The appetite for Brexit has gone. We have too many other issues to worry about. There is a new optimism in Europe, it seems to be getting strong again.
We need to be in and not out of Europe.

We need a PM who is prepared to listen to the mood of the people. We haven't got one.

And tonight there will indeed be, thousands and thousands of people who will not be sleeping safely in their beds.

Appalling. 


Thursday, 15 June 2017

Bloody Brexit





In his 'quiet' voice Sir John Major tells a chilling message, one which we ignore at our peril.

We tend to think of 'terrorists' these days as being the Islamic Extremists.

History is young however. For the uninformed I suggest Googling The Hyde Park and Regent's Park bombings which occurred on 20 July 1982.
Dead bodies and dead horses lay motionless in the golden streets of London. The blood was on the hands of the IRA.

No-one thought there would be an end to the violence or the disruption or the terror and inconvenience of that period.

Yet, following years and years of bitterness, hurt and contempt we now have an albeit fragile peace process. 

In some sectors The Good Friday Agreement is being hailed as a talisman for a peace process to be discussed with IS.

Yet this fragile peace is in jeopardy as our megalomaniac PM, the one with NO majority in the House is prepared to put peace into pieces in order to ensure an exit from the EU  on a majority referendum vote from the people of 4%.

In order to gain a majority for her unwise Brexit plans Mrs May is prepared to enter a coalition with the DUP  thus contravening the Good Friday Agreement.

Utter, complete, irresponsible, unforgivable, dangerous madness.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Bloody Brexit


We are a sensible nation who were asked to cast our votes in a referendum unlike any other in our history. The facts we were given were skewed or blatant lies.
I think it fair to say that a lot of people who were thoroughly fed up at the time, for various reasons, stomped along to the polling station and firmly indented their cross in the box that seemed  to give vent to their fury.
Months go by and those people are busy getting on with their real lives and probably don't give their vote a fleeting thought.
52% of those who voted chose to 'leave' the EU.
But 48% voted to remain in the EU.
The entire future of our nation is being decided on a measly 4% majority.

We now find that the leader of our nation has NO majority with which to steer the course of  the Brexit ship through the most turbulent of waters.

Leaving aside the rather (in my opinion) odious thought of aligning ourselves with the DUP  in order to gain a majority, is it really impossible to have a total re-think?

Surely even the hard-line Brexiteers would be prepared to talk, to compromise and to be sensible about the entire disaster that Brexit has become?

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Bloody Brexit



In my opinion the nasty right wing press along with Mrs May all shot themselves in the feet during the campaign. Which is amusingly ironic. 
The ridiculous Daily Mail got its knickers in a right old twist- I scanned some of the bile written there while visiting my old dad. (I would not be seen dead with a copy of that rag ) The almost hysterical  ' Jeremy is SO horrible, no we mean really.really horrible' tosh was childish and ineffectual. The treatment of Diane Abbott was bordering on cruelty and to be honest quite shameful
There's only so much hate one can take and by dishing out so much it became counter-productive.
Add  to that the awful May campaign. May could probably get a job playing a Dalek in the next series of Doctor Who...'S_T_R_O_N_G _A_N_D_S_T_A_B_L_E etc and the other annoying boring soundbites.
The refusal to debate, well, we're not daft- if she is too scared to debate will she also be too scared to negotiate?
Then we have the Lib-Dem's who fell at the first post with the cannabis and the spaniel debacles.
And all through this embarrassing mess we have a clearly bemused JC  talking sense and being, shock, horror, quite a nice bloke.
So along with policies like 'Push a Pensioner Down The Stairs Policy' and 'The Kids Can Eat Cake Policy' the disgraceful press reporting and the snobby assumption that May would simply carry it off backfired in stupendous fashion.

Monday, 12 June 2017

Bloody Brexit.


Watch your backs!! Michael Gove has returned  to the the building. (He of 'the short shift dress worn with knee high boots' description of Trump's aide) and the knife in the back of Boris of course.

Jeremy Hunt (typo) is retaining his position as Unhealthy Secretary.

Damian Green is back to prove that 'The Push the Pensioner Down the Stairs Policy' does not work in all cases.

We now hope for a 'soft Brexit' although the government has been banging on about a 'hard Brexit' despite the fact that now we all know what Brexit actually means, we want a 'put Brexit in the bin Brexit'

Joining us for the negotiations is a party which is anti-gay, anti LGBT, anti-abortion, anti-women's rights, terrorists, and climate change deniers.

You really couldn't make it up.

History will recoil at the idiocy of 2016/7.

Brexshit.







Bloody Brexit.


I wonder if politicians ever tune into their 'intuition.'
My 'intuition' would be telling me not to go down the DUP route as it will probably alienate:
The huge gay community in Britain and across the world.
The huge LGBT community in Britain and across the world.
The entire women's movement in Britain and across the world. 
The zillions of citizens in Britain and across the world who are very worried indeed about climate change.

My intuition would be telling me that by alienating huge swathes of disaffected voters I may well be shooting myself in the other foot.




Friday, 9 June 2017

Bloody Brexit.



No Brexit is better than a Botched Brexit.

Let's call the whole thing off. 


If Mrs May is seriously considering the DUP there will be anarchy in the UK. A summer of discontent. 
But will she listen?????


Thursday, 8 June 2017

Bloody Brexit.

 I have accepted the result of the referendum, I didn't like it, that much is obvious.



However I believe that now the whistle has been blown the game has to be played. (In this case though, it's more of a tournament)
 I am not prepared to idly watch the game from the sidelines, or walk away picking my nose displaying a total lack of interest in the tactical expertise of all the teams in the tournament. I want to keep a close eye on the referees and all the players.
I want to question any decision I believe to be wrong. I want the referees and the linesmen to show fairness, I don't want a bunch of bullies to referee the games.
No-one can predict the outcome of Brexit. Predictions are just educated guesses which is why we have to play the game. And as in a  game what happens off the field matters.

Finally we would do well to remember that last year's wins don't mean anything.
Bloody Brexit.

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Bloody Brexit and The General Election.


Goodnight everyone.
It's good to know that we live in a democratic society.

I would urge everyone to vote tomorrow, if you can't decide between the main parties then vote for the Green Party, but vote anyway.

Your vote, even if it's the very first one you have cast means you are engaged with the future of your country. And believe me, that is very important and will be ever more important as you make your way forward in life.

Bloody Brexit and The General Election






Ho hum. Over the course of the last few weeks I have found Jeremy Corbyn's speeches to be quite interesting and insightful
I have found Theresa May's speeches to be robotic and dull.
I find it interesting that opponents of JC keep harking back to bygone eras, well, with respect, we are not all as old as Methuselah.
I am well aware of a fast changing pace in terrorism and therefore the need for a fast pace to eradicate it.
I believe that these ' new' terrorists are gullible, naive twerps who are struggling with their sexuality and masculinity when living in a society that respects different points of view, admires strong women and is forward looking.
If they can't stand the heat, I suggest they stay out of the kitchen.
They are weak drips and should be portrayed as such.
Is there a political party out there that agrees with me?

Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Comment: No Child Is Born Evil.


People are not 'born' evil.
These terrorists have 'learned' to take an evil path. Therefore someone has 'taught' them to believe the path of their evil is not only the correct path but a path that will lead them to some sort of honour and martyrdom.
Someone has 'taught' them to such an extent that we can say 'brainwashed' them to truly believe their views are correct but not only that, they are brainwashed to believe that the views of others are not simply incorrect but abhorrently wrong, distasteful and disgusting.
They are taught to disrespect western civilisation- yet curiously don't mind living in a western civilisation alongside members of their extended families.
They find themselves living within a tolerant society yet they themselves are intolerant to the extreme.
They find themselves torn in a frustration of secretly wanting to be a 'westerner' while being brainwashed into seeing western society as the root of all evil.
Who is playing with their emotions? Who is sending a drip, drip, drip set of notions into their heads? Who is preying on the mixed up emotions of teenagers? An age when it is perfectly acceptable to rebel. Yes, maybe get ten earrings or a few tattoos as in Western society. But to rebel in Islamic enclaves?  Do they choose their own rebellion? Are they actively encouraged to the path of extremism, carnage, murder?
The bottom line is with the Imams. They MUST take more responsibility within their communities. They must be held to greater account on the behaviours of those in their midst. The Muslim communities and Muslim families must step up and take responsibility.
We are a tolerant society but our patience is wearing thinner by the day. ( Well, mine is anyway)

Monday, 5 June 2017

Comment: Thoughts on Ramadan.



'Ramadan, this year started on May 27th and lasts until June 24th. During this period Muslims must abstain from food, drink, smoking and sex each day between an early morning meal (suhur) and a night-time meal (iftar)
While fasting, they have more time to focus their minds and activities on prayer and spiritual reflection.'   Source birminghammail.co.uk

Really?

Perhaps they should be 'focusing their minds' on the fact that there are among them utterly evil, twisted men and women whose activities include slitting the throats of innocents, blowing up children and running heavy vehicles over crumpled bodies.
Perhaps they should also focus their minds on doing the right thing and reporting any tiny little piece of information, a change in behaviour perhaps, a sudden determination to wear religious dress, hanging ISIS flags from bedroom windows , praying loudly in the street etc to the authorities. 
Perhaps the Imams should focus their minds on eradicating the cowardly terrorists from their midst. Perhaps  it's time for all true and peaceful Muslims  to man-up, big time before they are all tarred with the same brush.

Patience is running out.

Friday, 2 June 2017

Bloody Brexit



Britain is doing fine being a member of the EU. 

'Better the devil you know' is my opinion.

If I found myself PM on June 9th I would make my first task ( after eating a croissant and drinking a double espresso) to reassure the other member states that Brexit was indeed a protest vote but that new negotiations on our membership were necessary.

Through intelligent and peaceful debate ( bit worrying as TM doesn't DO debates, and let's face it, she is much more likely to be PM than me))  I would attempt to re-draw the lines that upset the Brexiteers, but then, what are they?

Too many immigrants? Erm, who was your consultant in A&E last week when your child fell off the roundabout in the playground?

Fishing rights? Do you think Brexit will mean we can keep all the fish? Who will buy the fish when tariffs have been put on the cost of export? 

Safe travel? No, travelling and safety in travelling will be horribly curtailed. Our skies will not be safe.

Terrorism?  We will be much less safe on leaving the EU due to curtailment of information.

Human Rights?  The European Court of Human Rights will no longer be there to protect your , er, human rights.

Banks and Financial Services? Au revoir Londres.

There is so much more to unpick and re-instate.

Bloody Brexit.

And we haven't even begun to discuss domestic issues. 

I am not taking part in any debates. I might talk to you in the park.