Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Another Day, Another Insult from yet Another Tory!

David Cameron once said he was putting caring back into 'compassionate Conservatism' - really? Can't say I've noticed!

What an appalling condescending arrogant heartless party the Conservative party really is.

A few weeks ago the Labour Shadow Attorney General, Emily Thornberry tweeted a picture of a house which was bedecked in three large tatty, dirty England flags which were covering the windows. The house had a white van on the drive, and apparently the flags had been up there for five months! She did not pass judgement, she just tweeted a picture, this was immediately jumped on by the main stream media (MSM) and all sorts of things were attributed to her which were completely untrue. She resigned quickly, personally, although I like Ed Miliband, I think he was far too hasty, although this did come on the back of a month of personal abuse and attacks on Miliband and the Labour party he probably thought a quick decision was in best interests of Ms Thornberry and Labour and to be fair, the right wing Tory supporting press would not have let it drop, they would have continued with their character assassination of a genuinely good constituency MP (who actually grew up in a council house) and a good shadow cabinet minister until they had pushed her out, simply because she belonged to the Labour party. It is just part of the abuse and dirty tricks campaign being levelled at the Labour party and anyone supporting them.

With Emily Thornberry in mind and the Tory press behaviour, why the are they so quiet over the disgraceful comments of many in the Conservative party?
  • Conservative Peer, Lord Young resigned after inferring that the people 'had never had it so good' during the last recession. He described the loss of a 100,000 public sector jobs as "within the margin of error"
  • A former Tory MP Howard Flight said that benefit changes would "encourage the poor to breed" just days after being awarded a peerage by his good friend prime minister, David Cameron!
  • In 2010 David Shakespeare, the  most senior Conservative councillor in the country said that the unemployed should travel south and work as fruit pickers and replace European migrants!
In recent days we have had another deluge of insults from the Conservative party

  • Former Tory Culture secretary David Mellor, was caught on tape swearing at a London cab driver, calling him a "sweaty stupid little shit". Mellor has form, he has called a victim of child sex abuse "a weirdo". A chef  "a fat bastard" and  the police are investigating for a foul mouth racist rant to a Polish security guard.
  • Andrew Mitchell when he was Tory whip swore at police officers in Downing Street, calling them "f*****g plebs" in earshot of the public. The police officers 'crime'?  They would not open the main gates for him to ride his bicycle out of and had simply asked him to use the side gate.
  • Conservative Lord Freud was caught on tape saying that "disabled people were not worth being paid the minimum wage".
  • Conservative MP Sarah Wollosten and Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan insulted #CameronMustGo tweeters on Twitter when they inferred that tweeters were ignorant and knew nothing about economics.
  • Last week Tory MP Mark Garnier was caught on tape urging George Osborne that there was no need for his party to worry about attracting 'dog-end voters' who live in the "out-lying regions of Britain" they should be ignored as they earn less than £150,000 per year!
  • Yesterday (8th December 2014) Conservative Peer Baroness Jenkin was forced to apologise for saying that "the poor were going hungry because they can't cook!" (Never mind they have no money for gas or electric to cook their food under her government!)
  • Now this is morning (9th december 2014) yet another senior Tory politician, Chris Steward Conservative councillor said "there was no need for food banks as they are an insult to starving people around the world, and that donating to them allowed recipients to spend more money on cigarettes and alcohol"!

How much more of this crap do we have to take from these people who are so far removed from real life? They just don't get it, they don't understand what their policies are doing to good decent folk and what is more they just don't bloody care, they think the Tory right wing press has their backs and they will nit be forced out like Emily Thornberry , and they are probably right! the Tory press are very quiet when it comes to hounding Tories out who behave in this crass insulting way.

It's plainly obvious what the elitist Conservative party think of us ordinary folk, let's show them what we think about them on election day May 7th 2015.

Friday, December 5, 2014

George has got the hump with the BBC.

Poor George Osborne, last Wednesday he delivered his 2014 Autumn Statement to parliament, well I say that, but 99% was leaked in the week preceding the statement, the only thing that was not leaked was what the sycophants at the Sun, Times, Daily Mail and Telegraph kept on referring to as his rabbit out of the hat - 'stamp duty' and the  'little matter' of where his axe was going to fall in the form of vicious cuts to pay for it all.

We are told that Mr Osborne is a little upset because the BBC has been taking him to task over his Autumn Statement bonanza give away, never mind that he has been allowed to get away with 'reannouncing' reannouncements that have already been re-announced several times, or the fact that not once did Osborne allude to where all the billions was coming from to pay for his pre election trickery and blatant attempt to bribe the taxpayers with their own money. The British media, (75% Tory supporting) has allowed this chancellor one of the easiest rides imaginable, not once has any of the usual suspect newspapers quizzed Osborne about where money is going to come from, yet apparently this is not enough for George, he has to moan about the BBC not staying 'on message'.

This Tory chancellor and Tory prime minister have stuffed the BBC full of Conservative cronies from the top to the bottom, so I understand that Osborne is miffed, he obviously thought that the BBC was going to carry on in same biased way they have been carrying on for the past four and a half years, so it must have come as a shock to him when they suddenly decided to do their job and present the truth - for once!

Hopefully this is the start of the BBC regaining their objectivity, but I am not holding my breath. For the past two weeks there has been a campaign running on Twitter under the hashtag #CameronMustGo, it has been trending for two weeks and has been used over a million times. It has made the news and broadcast media in other countries, because the number if tweets it has attracted is unprecedented in twitter terms, yet the BBC have refused to include this in any of their news programmes, apparently, many thousands of people who feel so disenfranchised by the prime minister David Cameron taking to twitter to air their views over a million times is not news! One wonders what is then? Especially as the BBC thought Ed Miliband eating a bacon sandwich a little awkwardly was enough to make their flagship news programmes for a few days.

Two days have passed since Osborne got to his feet in the House of Commons and still the broadcast media and the Tory supporting press have not exposed the most mendacious propaganda that has been allowed to pass for the Chancellor's Autumn Statement in the history of the House of Commons.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Osborne's Promised '£2bn' to NHS Already Unravelling

The NHS is in meltdown, it is imploding before our eyes under the pressures that this Tory controlled government have place it under and it is not even winter proper yet! Not to mention the wasted £3 billion top down reorganisation taking place that prime minister David Cameron, when in opposition, promised us all faithfully would never happen.

How David Cameron's 'Fine Speech' Fooled and betrayed NHS Workers and the public. Please remember that when he made this speech in opposition just a few short weeks before the election, he had already finalised plans with Andrew Lansley to administer the biggest "Top Down Reorganisation" in the history of the NHS! 

"There will be no more of those reorganisations that aim for change but instead bring chaos"
David Cameron just weeks before ordering the biggest most chaotic reforms that the NHS has ever known!

Just a few short weeks after assuming (unelected) power, we soon discovered that the PM and his good friend the then Health Secretary Andrew Lansley, had been working on a top down reorganization of the NHS for at least seven years prior to entering government. In short,  basically David Cameron blatantly lied to NHS workers and the public, so can we now trust anything he and his government say about the NHS? Well four and half years later we know the answer, in short, we can't and would be a fool to take anything that Cameron, Osborne and Clegg say at face value. Experience has taught us to question every single thing this government say and promise, and a quick examination of chancellor George Osborne's supposed £2bn extra funding to the NHS shows that we are correct to do so.

A quick breakdown of the £2 billion works something like this:

£1.3 billion NHS underspend returned to the Treasury by the Department of Health (DH)
£0.7 billion reallocation from the DH to the NHS front-line

Equals £2 billion, so where is the new money promised by George Osborne? Well there isn't any, once again the devil is in the detail and it is all sleight of hand with this deceitful Tory controlled government.

Don't look to the Tories coalition partners the Liberal Democrats to expose this deception either, as they have not only helped to keep this government in power, they actually helped the Tories get the Health and Social Care bill (NHS reforms) through the Commons and the Lords which is now an Act of parliament, which is now enabling the fragmentation and the sell off of our NHS, to the private sector and we are powerless to do anything about it. Of the same private sector who are cashing in on the lucrative NHS contracts being awarded by this Government, many actually donate large sums  to Conservative party coffers, in a clear cut case of conflict of interests! NHS For sale?

Already not one day has passed and the Tories rushed and panicked plans on the NHS so called extra funding are disintegrating before our eyes. The £2 billion has quickly evaporated by almost 40% into £1.3 billion.

Questions for George Osborne:

  1. How much of this remaining £1.3bn is 'hypothecated'? 
  2. How will this money be allocated?
  3. How long will allocation take?
  4. Will it be allocated to every hospital in the country?
  5. Does this £1.3bn include the £50 million that David Cameron has promised GPs?
  6. How much will each hospital get?
  7. When can hospitals expect this cash? (Winter is already on us)
  8. Is any of this £1.3 billion heading for social care, which has seen savage cuts in funding.
The plight of elderly people having their care packages cut has resulted in many being admitted to hospital unnecessarily and that has led to bed blocking which has led to pressures on Accident and emergency Departments. This is entirely the fault of this government's cuts to social funding and changes to social care under the Tories Health and Social Care Act.

 If you are waiting for the press to expose what the Conservatives and their allies the Liberal Democrats are doing to the NHS, please don't hold your breath, because they have no intention of doing so. The press in this country are 75% Tory supporting, with Rupert Murdoch holding the monopoly on the new! He would have held almost 100% if Labour hadn't stopped his BSkyB takeover, with the then Culture Secretary being exposed as lying in parliament, the same minister who is now our Health Minister, Jeremy Hunt (swings and roundabouts and revolving doors). 

If you want the truth you are going to have to look elsewhere for your news other than the right wing Tory supporting press and a good place to see how members of the public are reacting is on twitter. Type in #CameronMustGo into search bar and look at almost 600,000 tweets overwhelmingly giving their reason why they want this government out, the NHS figures strongly amid the protests. But the mainstream media (MSM) will not tell you about this either. I you are not on twitter it's worth joining www.twitter.com and looking at the hashtags #CameronMustGo #6monthstowin #webackEd to get a proper feel how real people are thinking and feeling and not what the Tory supporting right wing press are trying to  make you believe real people are thinking and feeling!

Look at the evidence and make your own minds up:

Can you trust a liar with our NHS? Can you trust a Tory with our NHS? Can you trust a Lying Tory with our NHS? 

Monday, July 21, 2014

That Was The Reshuffle - That Was!

Esther McVile McVey

Last week saw Prime Minister David Cameron reshuffle his cabinet and with it we were predictably bombarded by the Tory supporting right wing press about how dramatic it all was and how many women were going to be put into so-called big jobs.

Wirral West MP and nonentity minister for employment Esther McVey (better known as Esther 'McVile') was tipped for one of the 'big jobs'. You may recall that not so long ago McVey was preaching to us all how tough it was for everybody (her included) and how we all must cut our cloth accordingly and share the 'necessary' pain. In the event McVile McVey took her own advice literally and got designer Vivienne Westwood to 'cut' her a £585 'cloth' outfit for her much looked forward to sashay up Downing Street in front of photographers where she was eagerly looking forward to being told what her new big job was going to be. I wonder how much her matching shoes and clutch bag cost? (Bet they didn't come from Primark!) Wondering if McVey actually paid the full  cost of her Vivienne Westwood outfit and designer unknown clutch bag and shoes or has she claimed for the cost on her £170,000 per year parliamentary expenses? You know those expenses she is able to claim on top of her MP's and currently ministerial salary?

Certainly her 'pain sharing' gives us all 'foodbank' food for thought and perhaps it's unkind to the pain sharing Esther McVile McVey to indulge in a spot of Schadenfreude in which turns out to be the one bright spot of the entire boring reshuffle farce, but what the heck?! I confess I am reduced to a hearty smirk if not an outright chuckle at the thought of Esther staging a sit-in inside Downing Street after being told she wasn't going to be promoted after all, she was going to stay in the underling role of her junior ministerial post as minister for employment. She threw a major hissy fit (just like Iain Duncan-Spit the Pensions secretary once did) and threatened to resign, because no way was Esther going to face the embarrassment of Sky's Adam Boulton asking her what 'big job' she got and did not want to publicly 'flagellate herself by 'sharing her pain' on emerging from number 10 on the famous steps. That'll teach Esther for believing David Cameron, after his advisers briefed she was going to be offered a major port folio, we keep telling her that Cameron's lies so much he would find it impossible to lie straight in bed!

Seems that Cameron and his politically motivated reshuffle and blatant electioneering from number 10 (paid for by the taxpayer) is wise to the fact that McVile is actually detested by a large part of the electorate namely the disabled, the unemployed, and those adversely affected by the bedroom tax etc. Having got rid of one political hot potato (Michael Gove but not his two right wing maniacal mates Jeremy cHunt and Iain Duncan-Spit who definitely should have gone with him) he wasn't going to promote a new one which may cause him electoral embarrassment, female or not!

Apparently Esther's 'sit-in' inside number 10 caused the weak and dodgy PM David Cameron a headache, what was he to do? He had just managed to calm down Iain Duncan-Spit. Apparently the grossly misleading, disingenuous and downright lying hypocritical Spit didn't want a knighthood just yet (the offer to try and bribe him to go quietly), he is having too much fun being vile to the disabled, poor, unemployed etc. So Cameron decided that Esther would keep her current job as planned but be allowed to sit around the cabinet table as long as she had no voice. She can join the Deputy PM Nick Clegg who also has no voice, they can both make the teas and coffees and provide the choccy biscuits! Esther's not too proud apparently because she has accepted this role which must be excruciatingly embarrassing because not only is she still a junior minister without a proper port folio, she is now a junior minister without a voice as well as without a proper port folio! Apparently the only thing she isn't without is the cabinet minister's taxpayer's funded pay rise, (she still gets one of those), so will she still be telling us all that we 'must all share the pain' after her hefty non port folio non voice non cabinet promotion/promotion pay rise? How will she look the electorate in the eye and say the unemployed must work for their benefits as it is unacceptable to do nothing for them when Ms McVile herself is in receipt of a cabinet mister's salary which she doesn't earn? Does the fact that she has no voice around the cabinet table prevent her from doing the decent thing and refusing this pay rise? Or will she (as ever) along with this corrupt, hypocritical, incompetent, misleading and much reviled Tory government just 'take the [pay] rise' and put her middle finger up to the electorate and add it to her large taxpayer funded salary while claiming for all and sundry on her taxpayer funded expense account while preaching to us that we 'must all share the pain'? After all she went to a lot of trouble to choose that Westwood outfit for her big day, which could have kept a family of four in food and away from the foodbanks for at least five weeks!

Meanwhile Nicky Morgan the new Education Minister who does apparently have a voice around the cabinet table (she thinks), becomes the female version of Michael Gove, holding almost identical views takes up her position, not because she may be good at the job, but simply because she is a woman and Cameron wanted to decorate his front bench in the House of Commons with females in order to stop Ed Miliband drawing attention to his previous all male front bench!

I think Cameron must be quite pained that he couldn't use Esther McVey, her being a woman AND possessing a Northern accent (and all that), the fact that he didn't must mean that he is more terrified of the result of the 2015 general election than we realise!

Meanwhile the Tory right on the backbenches are being appeased by Cameron turning the Conservative party into a pale imitation of Ukip - whatever happened to Cameron's 'compassionate Conservatism'? And old Guard like left leaning Ken Clarke are leaving active party politics and are starting to dish the dirt on Cameron and Osborne. He went off-message when he revealed that Margaret Thatcher wanted to privatise the NHS and he persuaded her not to do it, appeasing her only with introducing private companies and the market into the NHS, which of course leads us to where we are today with the NHS. Labour having saved the NHS from the Tories during their 13 years are now seeing Cameron trying to finish the job that Clarke's appeasement allowed Thatcher to start!

Of course these are just a few of the great many examples of how the Conservative party is actually imploding and is split asunder, but don't expect the right wing Tory supporting newspapers to report anywhere near the truth (and forget the Guardian who doesn't know its political right or left arse from its elbow these days) also don't expect the biased broadcast media like the Tory BBC and Murdoch owned Sky News to inform you of the truth, they won't they are far too busy obsessed with bacon sandwiches and  personally attacking Ed Miliband to report the truth!

They keep saying that voters are not convinced about Ed Miliband, well how can they be when they are forced fed a diet of rancid right wing fat Tory lies on a daily basis? The papers are doing the Conservative Spin Machine's bidding on behest of right wing lobbyist and finger in all bent and twisted pies Lynton Crosby. They are desperately trying to divert attention away from David Cameron and his daily flops and failures, his appalling lack of judgement and gross incompetence by pointing the finger at one of the few honest men in politics - Ed Miliband! Odd really as Miliband has had more success in forcing this atrocious government to act than any other opposition leader in history, but don't expect to be told this!

Electorally, Cameron has been an abysmal failure, in 2010 despite having everything going for him and up against a deeply unpopular PM in Gordon Brown (who the Tories blamed for the GLOBAL recession and what the greed of their Tory banker mates did to this country)  he failed to win a majority and had to crawl to the Liberal Democrats to form a government. In flattering Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg's ego giving him the Deputy PM's job, Cameron was able to manipulate a change in parliamentary terms making them a mandatory 5 years so he couldn't be ousted from his job. All the indications are that Cameron is going to be a loser in 2015 yet again as the polls still stubbornly indicate a Labour majority or a Labour largest party hung parliament. This is unprecedented in British politics for an outgoing government who lost so badly at the polls to be able to get themselves back in just one term, but the right wing press and the Tories do not want us to know this, they want to paint the picture that Miliband is a failure, when really he is not, he is a success, against all the odds, Miliband is a success and it's David Cameron who is the failure and I cannot envisage Cameron's token cabinet females, so placed for election purposes only is going to make much difference to that!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

The Press and Broadcast Media are a bunch of Liars and Cowards.

Once again we have a situation in this country where the right wing press barons are running the government, we have seen this before under Thatcher and Major. The right wing press are being given a foothold in our parliament by a weak and damaged prime minister.

Over the past few months as the general election has started to draw close we have seen a concerted effort in the press to 'get Miliband' and at any price. This has not only taken place in the usual suspect right wing newspapers like the Sun, Mail, Telegraph etc but also in the once left wing Guardian and even the Daily Mirror columnist Kevin Maguire is not averse to putting the boot into Ed Miliband. So-called 'Blairites' from within Labour have 'supposedly' been briefing their contacts in the press, I say supposedly because they are never named so journalists can say pretty much what they like and who knows if what is being reported is true or not?  Then there is the Tory loaded and biased BBC and Sky News all attacking Ed Miliband. It also has to be said he is being attacked by the far left, who do not think he is left enough. So what is it they are attacking him with, what are their reasons?

First of all they said Miliband and Labour have no policies, well they do have policies and it has become clear that not only does Labour have policies (Green Benches), they have policies that people like. When the press could no longer say that Miliband has no policies their narrative changed to 'Miliband has no story'. These newspapers the Sun, mail, Guardian etc and the biased broadcast media like Sky News and the BBC, deliberately fail to publish the plans and the policies that Labour has, instead they ignore those and dedicate pages and hundreds of column inches devoted to showing us all how Ed Miliband ate a bacon sandwich.

It doesn't matter what Miliband does, the 'Murdochistas' and the biased broadcast media are going to attack for it, they have already made up their minds.

Kevin Maguire often dedicates inches of his column to giving Ed Miliband backhanded compliments, however as Maguire comes across as muddled it's hard to know what he wants, and I don't think he knows either, the man should try extricating himself from 'Tory Boy's' rear (Andrew Pierce) occasionally and taking a few long walks away from the Westminster bubble and perhaps he would come across less confused, bitter and vindictive. I would ask why, if Maguire thinks he can do better, he has not stood to become a Labour MP when he has had the chance? Then if he manages to persuade  the electorate to trust him and vote for him he can throw his hat into the ring and stand for leader, get elected (if he can) and then see if he can do better than Ed Miliband under the most harshest of circumstances. Of course he wouldn't, he has chickened out several times from standing, he'll never do it because there's only one colour running through Maguire - yellow!

Then there are those that say Ed Miliband is not left enough, they are impervious to the fact that being 'left enough' cosigned the Labour party to 18 years in the political wilderness between 1979 and 1997, how many far left polices helped ordinary people during those 18 years? They bemoan that Labour isn't doing anything about the NHS, well how can they they are not in government, but what they have done is promised to repeal the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats Health and Social Care Act (otherwise known as the much hated Tory NHS reforms), something the left choose to ignore r try to explain away with silly excuses. The left doesn't like the hated Tories bedroom tax, neither does Labour and they have promised to repeal this as well, but this is also forgotten. There are many examples like this and while the left plays directly into the hands of the Tories attack dog and lobbyist election adviser Lynton Crosby, they are doing exactly what the Tories want them to do and they just cannot see it.

Miliband is attacked by the right wing press for being 'too left' they call him 'Red Ed' and he is attacked by the left for being too right.

The Tory press and the biased broadcast media are tearing into Ed Miliband, they are leaving David Cameron and the Tory party to their own devices which will cause this country to enter the biggest homegrown recession of its entire history! Even Mark Carney Governor of the Bank of England parachuted into position by George Osborne (despite the bank supposed to be independent of government interference), is warning that interest rates will have to rise five fold and yet still Osborne is going full throttle with his help to buy scheme, despite the fact that it is this that has caused the housing bubble in the housing market. Personal debt is soaring, people are over committing themselves to mortgages they will be unable to pay if interest rates rise. Everyone with half a brain cell knows very well that the unemployment statistics are far from telling the full and correct story and that poverty is increasing and people being forced to use food banks *despite* being in work. The real story behind the the stats is not very good for the low paid, the unemployed, disabled etc and the horrendous problems the Tories and Liberal democrat reforms are causing the NHS, but the right wing press prefer not to mention this, they just want to publish brainless stories about bacon sarnies! I mean who cares that Wonga loan shark company run by Adrian Beecroft a major donor to the Tory party has seen a never ending supply of customers forced to apply for expensive loans as a direct result of Tory government policy, has been threatening its customers with strong arm tactics and deception, a bacon sandwich is much more important!

Does the right wing press even care that the Tories have been putting profits before patients in the NHS and that A&E departments across the country have been failing in the summer, so God knows what will happen when footfall increases with onset of Autumn and winter?

Mark Carney Bank of England Governor issuing warning after warning has been totally disregarded.

Interest rates look to be on the rise to at least 3% which will place people already over stretched in a precarious position of losing their homes, homes they have been actively encouraged to buy with taxpayers money by the insane Chancellor George Osborne. House prices are still rising rapidly and are out of control.

Neither does it seem to matter that the prime minister, David Cameron has put a criminal in ex News of the World editor Andy Coulson at the heart of British government, and this is despite many warnings not to hire him from all sides of the political spectrum. But what do you expect when Cameron ignored the fact that the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt when he was Culture Secretary has deliberately lied to and mislead parliament.

All this going on and to appease his right wingers in the Tory party David Cameron decides to place the livelihoods of millions of Brits at risk by picking a fight he could not win with Juncker int he EU.

Time and time and time again cameron has placed his party political allegiances before the health and welfare of the British people - hey but don't worry of course a bacon sandwich is far more important the the people of this country.

Labour does not have an 'Ed Miliband problem', Labour has a right wing press and a biased broadcast media problem, who are hell bent on getting the Tories elected no matter what because they are scared of Miliband and scared that he will implement the Leveson press control recommendations.

Ed Miliband has no polices, he proves them wrong, then he has no story he proves them wrong, he is weak they scream from their banner headlines, yet how can he be weak when he has taken on Murdoch and won, Dacre of the Mail and won. He pushed the PM to hold the Leveson inquiry when he didn't want to (the same Leveson inquiry that Cameron hid behind on the conviction of Andy Coulson his friend and former director of communications). He forced Cameron, Hague and the president of the United States back from the brink of bombing Syria. Miliband took on the energy companies forcing the PM to act, they all said what Miliband proposed could not work, yet it was an energy company itself that proved it could work and implemented it. NONE of this would have happened if it were not for one man, the leader of the opposition, Ed Miliband.

He's red  they scream, no he's not red he's blue, he's pink, he's Tory lite.

What the press fear is not a weak Ed Miliband but the strong Ed Miliband they all know and who they are doing their damnedest to stop the public knowing.

They are throwing everything at Miliband and yet he still maintains a lead in the polls that will put him in number 10 next year and they are becoming increasingly shrill and desperate, expect it to get worse! If Miliband and Labour had done a fraction of the things that this incompetent Tory party have done we would never hear the last of it. If Miliband had been as weak, incompetent, ignorant, arrogant as Cameron could you imagine the press just letting it go as they have done with Cameron? How bad would press coverage have been if Miliband had placed a criminal at the heart of British government? Would they have just dropped the story after just one day?

How bad does this Tory Lib Dem government have to get before the press and biased broadcast media start telling the truth and informing the public instead of fixating on a bacon sandwich?

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Why David Cameron is Not PM Material and Ed Miliband Is!

What I would like to see investigated and questions asked is why all of a sudden Ukip has 'seemed' to have resonated with some people, although it must be said that the Ukip 'phenomena' should be kept very much in context and we should not be carried away with the ridiculously OTT coverage of Ukip which seems to have overtaken the Tory right wing press and the biased broadcast media, hardly a week passes on BBC Question Time with David Dimbleby that Nigel Farage is not on the panel.

If we are to take the the right wing press and the heavily biased BBC, Sky at face value this past few days, we would be forgiven for thinking that Labour had done appallingly badly in the local elections (Euro results come late tonight) and that Nigel Farage is now prime minister!

If we are looking to point a finger about the so-called rise of Nigel Farage, we need to look first at the behaviour of David Cameron. It was Cameron right from the start who has come out and attacked immigration and it's an absolute fallacy to suggest that Ukip is about the EU, it is not it is all about 'immigration - immigration - immigration' and it is David Cameron who has lit this xenophobic fuse.

Ukip has become the 'acceptable' wing of the BNP and Farage can deny it all he likes, this is what has happened and if any of the main party leaders were brave enough they would come out and actually say it.

Cameron has got himself into a terrible muddle and he had better hope and pray that he and the Tories do lose the next election, because if they don't and people vote to exit the EU in 2017 referendum, then this country will be plunged into a dire position.

To try and attract votes and appease the nasty party's right wing elements David Cameron has bashed immigrants, bashed the unemployed, bashed those on welfare, bashed the EU. Privatised the NHS and attacked the poor, disabled and vulnerable with cuts and he has blamed all these cuts on immigrants. Is it any wonder Nigel Farage (an opportunist stock broker) saw the potential in Cameron's repeated attacks and applied them to his own party who were languishing in the polls at the time?

Cameron has sparked panic and confusion about immigration and its effects on the NHS, employment etc and he has done this deliberately in order to garner the cheap and nasty vote, however, what he did not bargain on was the Farage factor and Farage's ability to do and say anything and promise what he likes (because he will never have to deliver), taking his scaremongering and turning it into Ukip policy.

Add this with the fact that David Cameron tells the most blatant lies and what do we have as a prime minister? An extraordinarily weak xenophobic pathological liar who will willingly put this country and her people at grave risk for his political aspirations.

Ed Miliband on the other hand despite how the right wing press and biased broadcast media portray him, has shown himself to be strong, resolute and unafraid to take on the vested interests that are currently driving down wages and exploiting workers, removing their rights and all with the help of David Cameron. Miliband has had an extraordinary term as opposition leader, he has taken on the energy companies and won. Taken on President Obama, Cameron and Hague and forced them back from bombing Syria. he has taken on the 'Tory handbook' Mail and Paul Dacre and won. He has taken on Rupert Murdoch and the Sun and won. He forced Cameron to change his mind over the Leveson phone hacking press regulations. He forced Cameron into holding the Leveson inquiry. Miliband has Labour councils paying the Living wage, he has Labour councils finding bedroom tax loopholes to help people. He has raised the cost of living to the top of the agenda and forced Cameron to address it.

Miliband has been a successful leader who has pulled Labour back to a winning position after an electoral disaster in 2010 and he has done that without attacking minorities and the EU. He has been so successful that he hasn't given the Tories and their mates anything to go on, all they do is roll out silly pictures of Miliband and go on about him eating a bacon sarnie, all stupid petty stuff, which actually underpins how scared they are of Ed Miliband.

Ed Miliband is every inch the statesman and when the polling companies asked the daft red herring question about who will make the best PM out of four leaders where only one has been PM (what reply do they expect from asking such a slanted and loaded question?) When they actually ask who is the most honest and decent compassionate leader, Ed Miliband wins hands down, add that to his obvious capabilities and intellect, it's not hard to see why Miliband is far superior PM material than David Cameron could ever hope to be.

What did David Cameron ever do while in opposition that actually helped people? (Apart from hugging a husky?) Start asking the questions like this and it's not hard to see why Cameron is outshone by Miliband and why he and the Tories and their advisers (Lynton Crosby and Mark Textor fame) are absolutely terrified of Ed Miliband and will do and say anything to prevent the British public from discovering what the Tories already know. It is why Cameron and his advisers are throwing every spanner into the works to try and prevent the live leadership debates from taking place and why Cameron will not even discuss their scheduling now (he wants to do this when it's too late)

As an aside about the recent local elections it's worth remembering that Labour are the only party out of the main four to have:

  • Increased their share of the vote in the local elections
  • Ukip's share of the vote actually decreased from last year
  • The Tories share of the vote decreased
  • The Liberal Democrat vote collapsed
  • Labour won 338 seats
  • Labour won councils
  • The Governing Tories lost councils
  • The Governing Lib Dems were wiped out in many councils
  • In London Ukip polling as absolutely abysmal
  • Labour is still very much on course to win the 2015 general election

The only pollster worth taking note of is ironically Tory Lord Ashcroft's mega poll of the marginals which gives a more accurate reflection of what is actually happening in the country than the heavily biased Tory run YouGov does.

If Ed Miliband wants to take my advice he will not only go on the cost of living crisis (which it still is for millions of people) he should also go on the cost of debts. Personal debt has soared in this country and with the news that the Bank of England will soon be starting to raise interest rates, millions of householders will be in danger with defaulting on their mortgages. George Osborne's help to buy scheme has put people their livelihoods and their homes in serious jeopardy and far from trying to rectify this scheme he has extended it to 2020 because he is too scared of the effect that ending it will have on the economy, because he knows and cameron knows that ending HTB will also end the farce of the so-called improving economy.

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Cover-Up of a Failing Economy

Today in an open letter to the Telegraph 55 academics have signed a letter attacking David Cameron for sowing the seeds of sectarianism and division over what they perceive to be his inference that the UK is a Christian country. What they seem not to understand in Cameron's sudden sojourn into matters ecclesiastical is not so much that he believes politics is an ecumenical matter, but it is more fuelled by his desire to cash in on what he believes is the religious vote sitting there for his taking and he sees this deception that he is religious as a way of rectifying his bad press. Everything cameron does is done with an ulterior motive! In recent months he has been attacked by the church for his government's appalling record on rising poverty, low paid jobs, fuel poverty and the escalating use of foodbanks. This Tory - Liberal Democrat government have literally pushed people into poverty on purpose making the vulnerable, the poor, the disabled, the elderly etc  pay for the sins of the greedy Tory bankers, the very people who helped cause the downfall of the *global* economy. While the rich have got richer and Tory millionaires have enjoyed a £100,000 tax cut gifted them by the Tory chancellor George Osborne, the poor and the low paid have got poorer and poorer until we have now reached a stage where we have over a million people in this country forced to use foodbanks because they cannot afford to feed their families.

This situation has been ignored by the Tory supporting right wing press, the Sun, the Daily Mail etc and this appalling government have been allowed to get away with the war they have declared on the majority of people in this country. The reason why they have been allowed to get away with it is because they pin the blame for the worse global recession  for a hundred years on the former Labour government.

In today's attack by leading academics although they are correct to point out that the PM is being divisive and sectarian in his comments about religion in this country, I believe they are totally missing the point, this is just one aspect of Cameron's government's attack on the poor, the truth is that Cameron, Osborne and the Liberal Democrat leader and MPs have been using the politics of division to inflict their policies ever since they were elected.

This government have governed by divide and rule, they have sought to blame the poor, the disabled, the unemployed, public service workers etc for the state of the economy and they have made them pay for the money the greedy Tory bankers took out with cuts, and the withdrawal of workers rights and the driving down of wages. It's no good having a recovery that is only benefitting a few at the top, but this is exactly what is happening and the low waged are now powerless to do anything about it because all their rights have been taking away. Workers rights, the right to tribunal, the right to claim for unfair dismissal, the right to legal aid.

This has been the plan of this government, to come in remove rights from ordinary people, keep them poor and downtrodden, reduce the payroll of Tory big business owners so they can employ two people for the price of one, so this government can falsely claim that unemployment is falling and also by forcing people to work for nothing on workfare schemes under threat of sanctions (removal of JSA and benefits etc). The millions of people now working on zero hour contracts who cannot plan their finances because they never know if they will have work or not and the government Work and Pensions enforced self employment.

All this is going on in this country and peoples standards of living is falling and  the use of foodbanks is escalating, personal debt is rising and people are in distress because they cannot pay their debts, or afford to pay their energy bills, yet we are told by the right wing press and Murdoch owned Sky News that everything is hunky dory because inflation is low.

Of course inflation is low and falling, this is because people are not spending because they have no money to spend.

The entire UK economy is now being underpinned by the insanity that is the Tory chancellor's Help to Buy (votes) scheme. In his last budget it went unmentioned that Osborne has extended HTB until 2020, this is because he knows and the Governor of the Bank of England knows that if they stop HTB then the mirage of this 'recovery' is going to disappear and the entire thing will come crashing down. Osborne dare not halt HTB and he has put off doing so until 2020, this is shocking, yet its dangers is being deliberately ignored.

There are already warning signs in the economy, house prices are escalating, first time buyers are priced out of the market and the government are not building anywhere near the amount of houses we need. Pretty much the only people who can afford to buy a house in London are the Chinese, Arabs or Russians. It is unsustainable and despite what is being said, wages are nowhere near keeping up with house prices, we are heading for a huge crash and already the construction industry is showing signs of collapse, whereby they record a sharp 2.8% fall in February which is being blamed on the 'bad weather'! However, the truth is that while there were a few floods which affected construction, this was only in a very small part of the country the rest of the country had a very mild winter which in no way affected construction.

How long will it be before the press start reporting accurately what is really happening in the UK economy? How long before they report that unemployment figures are being rigged and that the only people paying for this so called economic 'miracle recovery' are the poor, the low paid, the disabled?

I guess not while we have a Tory government, the right wing press will start reporting after the next election if Labour win and form the next government and then they will blame the downturn (which is definitely coming) on Labour - it's all part of the plan between the press barons, the bankers and the Conservative party and Nick Clegg's Liberal democrats are aiding and abetting this lunacy and deceit!

Thanks to All

Apologies for lack of posts, we recently moved house and have been busy decorating and gardening etc. Many thanks to all those people who have emailed me inquiring if I am OK and asking when I will be posting again.
I will be posting on a regular basis again very soon.