The last word on the General Election

I know the world has moved on from the General Election but I feel everyone needs to read my thoughts, so here goes.

  • Firstly, why would you call an election and make it about personality when you don’t have any … erm… personality.
  • Hopefully this election has put to bed the idea that Lynton Crosby is some kind of genius. Thankfully the public saw through soundbite politics. It would appear the electorate weren’t prepared to put up with ‘strong and stable’ for 7 weeks.
  • Despite their best efforts it would appear the ability of papers like The Sun and The Daily Mail to influence the voters is on the wane.
  • The last point may in some ways have something to do with the increase in the youth vote, who don’t get their news from the traditional media.
  • And finally it was good to see the experts before the election telling us how it was going to go and then after the election tell us why these things didn’t happen. It’s almost like the political experts don’t really know what the electorate is going to do.

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A progressive alliance

A minority government sounds like it should be really progressive. A government that includes black people, asian people and people from other ethnic groupings, people with disabilities and people who identify as LGBTQI.

Instead it’s what happens when the Conservatives do a bit rubbish at an election.

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Coalition of Chaos

My new album ‘Coalition of Chaos’ will be out June 9th.

It includes tracks like:

  • Hinkley’s on Hold
  • Screwing the self-employed
  • Brexit means Brexit
  • No running commentary
  • Just About Managing
  • Don’t mention my leather trousers
  • No time for independence
  • I used to be a Remainer

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Dog eat dog

When I’m not being an unknown comedian, I am an unknown teaching assistant in a school. Recently, the department I work in, SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disability) was externally audited to see if we are value for money.

It’s probably not surprising schools are looking at ways they can make themselves more ‘efficient’ when the government is imposing severe cuts on state schools. (£3bn by 2019-20)

It’s in this climate that I read an article about how more and more schools have started employing a dog as a Learning Support. In addition to this, Cambridge University now use a cat to help their students deal with stress.

When other species can do your job, it really makes you question your career choices. (sad face)

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No experience required

If Evgeny Lebedev had asked me to become the editor of the London Evening Standard, for multiple reasons I’d have to say no. One being, my lack of experience.

What I definitely wouldn’t do is accept the position and continue with my job as a teaching assistant. I’d probably think that due to my lack of experience I’d need to put all my time and effort into the job. George Osborne faced with this situation, feels he can edit the paper alongside being an MP, a consultant for BlackRock and not forgetting his lucrative talks.

Other than time management concerns, it does seem somewhat dubious that a serving MP should be in a position where he has influence over a potential audience of 8m people every evening.

It  begs the question, what next? Alastair Darling becoming the controller of Radio 1xtra.

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Normal service will be resumed shortly

You have to feel some sympathy for the right wing press, after the Red Cross said the NHS is facing a humanitarian crisis.

Firstly, people in this country like charity and charities and the Red Cross is one of the more established charities, which makes them harder to be attacked.

Secondly, people in this country are fond of the NHS, they like how we pay into it over our working life and it is free to use when we are ill. For this reason we are protective of the NHS, which makes it harder for it to be attacked.

Thirdly, the NHS is staffed by many non-British people, which doesn’t fit in with the right wing media’s rhetoric that all our woes are the result of immigrants.

You needn’t have too much sympathy, as I’m sure normal service will be resumed shortly and the immigrant bashing will continue as usual.

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Unity?

Hola. Hope you are well.

From the very moment Jeremy Corbyn became leader of the Labour party he’s had to put up with many of his own MPs wanting him gone. This came to a head with the embarrassing choreographed resignations followed by the vote of no confidence.

A sizeable proportion of these MPs have been looking for an opportunity to twist the knife in.  To be fair to them they’ve had to bide their time because the four by-elections under Corbyn’s leadership have all gone Labours way, the council elections were better than expected and both the London and Bristol mayoral contests were won by the Labour candidate.

So instead they tried to use the EU referendum result to nail Corbyn, they say his campaign was half-hearted, however 65% of Labour voters voted to Remain, which was similar to the Lib Dems 68% yet you don’t see the Lib Dems plotting against Tim Farron. Perhaps it’s harder to organise a coup when you only have 8 MPs. (Out of interest 70% of SNP voters voted to Remain).

With many politicians post Brexit are saying we need to listen to the electorate, you’d think Labour would try to tap into the spirit Jeremy Corbyn has been able to engender at grassroots level. Well you’d be wrong. What the Parliamentary Labour party want to do is ignore the democratic process that saw Corbyn win their election with 60% of the vote only 9 months  ago. This to me is a dangerous policy, the Labour party are effectively trying to dismiss the wishes of a large number of members who believe passionately in Jeremy Corbyn and then expect the very same people to support a new leader.

These rebel MPs say they have to do this because despite Jeremy being a nice guy he’s not a leader. That must be why they want to replace him with Angela Eagle, that’s Angela Eagle who finished fourth in the deputy leadership race. In Jeremy Corbyn’s defence it’s probably hard to lead when those behind you are throwing knives at your back.

These rebel MPs say that what the Labour party needs is unity, whilst handing in their resignation letters. They also claim that the party is not electable under Corbyn, I wonder why that is? Who in their right minds would vote for a party where the MPs are openly disregarding their leader?

This is the time the Labour party should be championing their successes over the last 9 months, they should be pointing out how they have forced the government to u-turn on a number of policies. They should be the party providing a positive and more inclusive vision for Britain, instead the story is all about the infighting.

Til next time, be nice to each other

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