Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Farage's duplicity


Click above to read a great piece in Conservative Woman entitled

How could Farage do this to me and 316 other willing candidates?

Those of us who knew Farage in UKIP and were knifed and smeared by him and his associates were not surprised. The leopard does not change his spots but is he any worse than all the other lying politicians?

Honesty and decency don't exist in UK politics. They never have. Oxford has its own degree, PPE, in the subject.

Monday, 11 November 2019

Farage graciously puts country before party

Farage's graciously delivered decision today to stand down Brexit  MP candidates in Tory held seats is a masterstroke. He can now trumpet his country before party credentials up and down the land. He has turned a negative into a positive put BoJo on the back foot and holed Corbyn and self selected PM elect Swinson below the water line.

He has pit Peterborough and Radnor in jeopardy for Labour and the LibDems, an excellent result.

He can now wrap himself in the Union Jack and attack as unpatriotic  Labour and the LibDems. He has done just what Corbyn and Swinson did not want and made their problems a whole lot bigger.

If he can now scupper Queen Nicola he will rival Machiavelli.as a political operator.and concentrate his forces like Napoleon.

Nothing like making a virtue out of necessity

Sunday, 10 November 2019

What is the Remain option?

Those calling for a second EU glibly  demand that Remain must be an option in the ballot paper we vote on but what is this option things have changed drastically since we voted on 23rd June 2016. The Lisbon treaty was signed 13th Dec 2007. The full effects of this treaty have not  as yet fully worked their way into UK law but between 23rd June 1916 to date a lot could have happened .

I quote some of the main points affecting the UK as given in Wikepedia

'Prominent changes included the move from unanimity to qualified majority voting in at least 45 policy areas in the Council of Ministers, a change in calculating such a majority to a new double majority, a more powerful European Parliament forming a bicameral legislature alongside the Council of Ministers under the ordinary legislative procedure, a consolidated legal personality for the EU and the creation of a long-term President of the European Council and a High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. The Treaty also made the Union's bill of rights, the Charter of Fundamental Rights, legally binding. The Treaty for the first time gave member states the explicit legal right to leave the EU, and established a procedure by which to do so.
The stated aim of the treaty was to "complete the process started by the Treaty of Amsterdam [1997] and by the Treaty of Nice [2001] with a view to enhancing the efficiency and democratic legitimacy of the Union and to improving the coherence of its action".[4] Opponents of the Treaty of Lisbon, such as former Danish Member of the European Parliament (MEP) Jens-Peter Bonde, argued that it would centralize the EU,[5] and weaken democracy by "moving power away" from national electorates.[6] Supporters argue that it brings more checks and balances into the EU system, with stronger powers for the European Parliament and a new role for national parliaments'

This treaty waters down the powers  of national parliaments and increases the power of the Brussels bureaucracy.Its the same old con but it never gets called out by the BBC EU philes who get lots of our dosh from the EU. Something they like to keep quiet about. The  BBC is very hot on exposing  others conflicts  of interests but not on exposing their own. The BBC clearly needs a drastic reform and clear out

So when the elite demand remain must be kept on the table but leave with no deal removed you now know why. It all comes back to money for the elite and blame for us plebs. Please ask your EU phile MP what are we being asked to Remain in the and  how much do they receive from the EU directly or indirectly?

Monday, 4 November 2019

Quo Vadis Mr Farage

To anyone who has dealt his response was perfectly predictable and in my opinion correct if we want to leave the EU. Its which is the greater loyalty party, self or country? For BoJo it is clearly and entirely the former two. with self love dominant. For Farage self love also  dominates but his patriotism exceeds BoJo's, witness his frequent trips to WWI  battlefields. For Farage party matters little. Its only a vehicle for Farage's ambition.

Farage's career can be split into two parts, before Donald and AD after Donald. Before Donald Farage would have been delighted to park his bum on the red leather. But AD things went to Farage's head.He thought he was a real player. Trump spotted this and with a large dollop  of flattery, a speciality of the House, Farage was Trump's poodle.

Farage has become like a fading Hollywood star, trapped in his own publicity from which he cannot escape. BoJo will reel him in and hang him out to dry. A pity, Nigel could have been a contender but his ego got too big like a Shakespearean tragic hero or perhaps like Icarus he flew too near the Sun King, Donald

Friday, 25 October 2019

Why did these poor Vietnamese choose to try and enter the UK?

It is absolutely horrific how these poor Vietnamese died in the back of that lorry trailer in Essex but why were they there? It seems some may have had relatives in the UK but if you look at a world globe you will see a large country called Australia due South of Vietnam and much closer to Vietnam than Essex. Oz also has a large Vietnamese population in Sydney and Melbourne where these unfortunate people might well have had relatives so why choose a longer more difficult journey to Essex?

The answer must be that Australian immigration has a well deserved reputation for rigorous application of its strict but just immigration rules that prioritize Australia's needs .or as Donald might say Australia first. The UK is still seen as a  soft  touch a view encouraged by the bien pensants of the BBC. That is a large part of the reason they try to get into the UK and it will continue until the BBC changes its liberal elite stupidity they broadcast to the whole world. They bear a large responsibility  for encouraging would be migrants undertaking these dangerous journeys.The  BBC which is like Mary Poppins practically perfect in every way will never admit their failings.

Thursday, 24 October 2019

What's in a Politician's name?

What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet”   Romeo and Juliet 

Our leading politicians however do not seem to agree with Shakespeare on this subject judging by their choices  of  name not only their policies but also themselves.

When I first worked with Heath Secretary Hancock, I and others in the BoE, called him Matthew. He then got involved with George Osborne and became the much more man of the people Matt Hancock. His then boss Osborne had been initially called Gideon but he thought this sounded too posh for an  aspiring man of the people and changed his name to the more plebian George.

Then there is white van woman Thornberry who can be Lady Nugee, wife of high court judge Nugee when it suits her. no James Kavanagh or Martha Costello she.

Finally Mrs Balls springs to mind who uses her maiden name Cooper. Personally I prefer the US female nomenclature of double barreled names like Evert Lloyd which makes clear her married relationship.  Its sometimes helpful to know who our politicians are related to.and what social class they come from.

Saturday, 19 October 2019

Extend now looks like the best option

It now appears Dominic does not have a cunning plan. Its time for hard pounding, patience and wait and agitate for a General Election. Boris's  new treaty is a bad one for the UK but we should not get bored into accepting a bad deal.  We have to play a long patient game. A General Election will come.

UK Politicians are poor in this type of scenario. Take a leaf from  the Chinese and think of future generations  and don't act for transitory short term gains.