Never Forget

I’ve heard it said Theresa May’s political career will be defined by Brexit. I sincerely hope not as I wouldn’t want people to forget the Hostile Environment she created at the home office resulting in the ‘Go Home Vans’ and the Windrush cruelty. I wouldn’t want people to forget how she significantly cut police numbers as Home Secretary. I wouldn’t want people to forget her awful 2017 election campaign where not only did she repeat her mantra, ‘Strong & Stable’ to the point of ridicule but had to do the unheard thing of abandoning her manifesto policy (‘dementia tax’) part way through the campaign. And I certainly wouldn’t want people to forget how she treated the Grenfell survivors.


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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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Theresa may have ballsed it up

Theresa May called the election so she could have a clear mandate for when she entered the Brexit negotiations. The only thing that is now clear is that she doesn’t have that mandate. If she truly believed in having this mandate she would have called the election and only when this mandate was secured would she trigger Article 50.

After her disastrous election, Theresa May is now saying the country needs a period of stability. If she really cared about stability she wouldn’t have called a snap 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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Seeking your approval

Theresa May tops the approval ratings of all the party leaders, but what has she done to deserve this?

The biggest issue she’s had to deal with is our leaving the EU. Her main strategy in dealing with this situation was to mainly say, “Brexit means Brexit” and “I won’t be giving a running commentary”. When she tired of those catchphrases she tried out ‘Red, White and Blue Brexit’. Unfortunately for her this one didn’t catch on.

She also stated that we will be leaving the single market. This seems an unusual disclosure before negotiations have started, especially as we do a huge chunk of our trade with the EU.

Her approach to the NHS crisis has been a lot more simple, ignore it. Even worse than that she kept Jeremy Hunt on as the Health Secretary.

Her solution to the problem of for the elderly was to put up council tax. By her own admission this will not fill the funding gap. In addition to this, it’s an unfair system as it will raise more money in affluent areas than those in poorer places.

Internationally, Theresa May decided she wouldn’t condemn President Trump and his Muslim ban, instead she decided to cosy up to him and then granted him a state visit, making him the quickest US President to get this honour. If there was one President you might want to wait and see how their tenure goes, it would probably be Donald Trump’s but not for Theresa ‘safe pair of hands’ May.

Other things she’s presided over include wanting to bring back Grammar schools, despite little support from those that work in education. Halting the decision to allow China to build the Hinkley nuclear power station only to then allow China to build the Hinkley nuclear power station. Being super evasive as to whether she knew that Trident had misfired, leading to this cringy interaction with Andrew Marr. She’s also gone back on the agreement to take in 3500 child refugees, now saying we will take 350. It appears government policy these days includes rubbing out zeros.

Her time as Prime Minister has passed with not too much scrutiny from the media nor dissent from within her party. In fact the biggest challenge from her Conservative MPs came when she was photographed wearing a pair of £995 brown leather trousers. To be fair no one should be paying £995 for brown leather trousers, least of all Theresa May. Let’s hope she strikes a more favourable deal when she negotiates our exit from the EU.

Til next time, be nice to each other.


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Brexit a blow to The Establishment?

It has been said the Brexit vote, was a vote against The Establishment, yet it will be overseen by Theresa May, Boris Johnson, David Davies and Liam Fox, (The Establishment).

How we leave the EU will be decided by the courts, (The Establishment) and will no doubt involve discussions in Parliament (the Establishment).

In addition to this big business (Nissan) have been given assurances about Brexit, your average small to medium businesses are not privy to.

Now it is reported that Sir Richard Branson is teaming up with former Prime Minister, Tony Blair to halt the Brexit process.

Whilst the biggest champion of Brexit, Nigel Farage is off hanging out with billionaire and President elect Donald Trump in a gold-plated lift.

And should Brexit lead to a downturn in the economy as is predicted, it will know doubt hit the poorest first and the hardest. Those people who were made to believe Brexit would change their circumstances for the better.

None of this strikes me as very anti establishment.

Til next time, be nice to each other.

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