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How to lose an election…


It’s quite clear that you lot just can’t be trusted to behave while I’m away. I mean, I go off to Namibia for a little cavort in the Kalahari and an election is announced. I pop off for a couple of weeks to Corsica, and come back to find the government completely fucked up. I can’t turn my back for a minute…

Had I been here, this is what I would have advised our illustrious Iron Lady wannabe :

(1) In general elections no governing party should expect themselves to be popular. Somebody has to make decisions in government and what ever they might be, they’re never going to be popular. You’re going to get less votes.

(2) If you’re in power and losing 6 seats is going to cost you your majority, refer to rule one above and don’t bloody well call an election.

(3) Never have an election thinking you can stick to one issue. It ain’t going to happen. William Hague tried it and got hammered. Learn from history.

(4) Don’t put policies in your manifesto that are going to alienate your core vote especially if you then fail to properly think them through and get them across plainly and unequivocably. “Dementia Tax” might have been bollocks, but that’s how it came across.

(5) The UK isn’t America. We don’t elect Prime Ministers like they elect a President. Maybe we should but that’s not the issue. You cannot conduct a Presidential Campaign in a UK General Election – especially if you’ve had an empathy transplant.

(6) Project Fear doesn’t work. Demonising the other side ad nauseum will turn voters against you. The Brits love an underdog so don’t give them one

(7) We’re in the 21st century. If you don’t use social media then you’ll lose. Get yourself some geeks who understand it – like Labour did!

(8) Elections are fought and won on the economy. Labour brought out the magical money tree. You rolled out the soundbite and failed to rip their manifesto to pieces. You then compounded that by failing to produce a clear credible manifesto, fully costed, and economically sound. You have to have a costed and credible economic policy

(9) Don’t duck debates especially if you’re in power. You have to defend your policies or people will assume you can’t. But more importantly, if you decide that the Party won’t attend a debate, don’t send a substitute. Go yourself or stay away!

Now I know that the tories increased their share of the vote by around 5% but the fact is that Labour increased their’s by 10% – so you lost. As a result the country is in for months of not years of social unrest, strikes, disruption, protest marches and the rest. As I predicted a couple of years back, Corbyn is unelectable so the left will do what they’ve always done and try to bring down the elected government by taking it to the streets.

And the tragedy of all this is that there was no need to call the bloody election in the first place…!

Words fail me…

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Never underestimate the ability of people to be stupid…

Idiot of the week


And amazingly it’s not Dianne Abbott walking into a wall at the Police Federation meeting, or McCuntsky falling on his arse at the manifesto meeting, or Corbyn announcing policies not in the manifesto. In fact it’s not a member of the Labour Party at all. It’s not even Tim Farron. “So who the hell can it be?” I hear you asking…

Well, the answer is that it’s Yanis Varoufakis.

“Who?” you say. Well Yanis Varoufakis is the former Greek Finance Minister (look at the state of Greek finances and it says it all) and co-founder of the Democracy in Europe Movement – although the words ‘democracy’ and ‘Europe’ these days do suggest somewhat of an oxymoron. Seems he getting all worked up about the future status of EU citizens currently residing in the UK.

Yannis reckons there’s only on solution to this problem : “The answer is simple and should be supported both by Leavers and Remainers. Grant them British citizenship unilaterally and immediately!

Well that’s bollocks Yanis, because there’s another solution that’s equally simple. The EU agrees to a reciprocal arrangement for UK citizens living in the EU except they’re not going to agree to that because the EU want the ECJ to take precedence over our courts even after we’ve left the EU. That’s not going to happen.

Of course, you’ve got no vested interest in all this have you, Yanis? After all, you’re just one of those EU citizens yourself.

So here’s a suggestion for Yanis : Fuck off back to Greece and stop telling our government what to do…

Just one question, Mr Corbyn…


So somebody within Labour has leaked a copy of their draft manifesto. Interestingly they leaked it to both the left wing Mirror and the right wing Telegraph. One could argue it’s to embarrass Labour by exposing it to the people before it can be watered down, or alternatively it could be so circumvent the meeting taking place today to agree the manifesto. It’s already out there, so it can’t be changed?

Any which way, it’s the most left wing manifesto since Michael Foot’s 1983 document dubbed “the longest suicide note in history”. It includes renationalisation of mail, energy and railways. It abolishes tuition fees. It rips up trade union legislation – even making it compulsory to put guards back on driver only trains. It lowers the voting age to 16 because 16 year olds, knowing fuck all about real life, are more likely to vote labour.

But the best bit from my point of view is that there’s ‘no Brexit without a trade deal’ if Labour are elected. So if we get a Labour government, all the EU has to do is refuse to give us a trade deal, and Brexit is cancelled. An incompetent, naive negotiating stance which in itself proves that Labour is unfit to govern and has no regard for democracy.

Yes, there’s lots of crap in this document but that’s not the issue. The real issue is the shed loads of money this will all cost. And that’s the real question Labour are just not prepared to answer – where will they get the money?

And knowing just how good the Labour front bench are with sums, and the number of times they can spend the same money I doubt they’re prepared to tell you.

Because the real answer is : it’s coming out of your pocket…

History repeats itself

Recent events around Brexit have led me to reflect that history has a strange way of repeating itself. Think about it…

Concerned about the rise of the Third Reich, Chamberlain returns with his famous piece of paper outlining his ‘deal’ with the Germans. Then a couple of years back, Cameron return from his meeting with the Fourth Reich sporting another meaningless deal

Proven inneffectual, Chamberlain is replaced by a new leader in Churchill. Following a referendum defeat, Cameron is replaced by a new leader, May.

The Germans take over France and set up a puppet government under Petain. In 2017 The french elect a puppet president who will tow the line of the Fourth Reich

In 1940 Britain stands alone against the Third Reich and the Battle of Britain is fought. In 2017 Britain stands alone against the might of the Fourth Reich who what to crush as an example to any other dissenters.

Then, when France fell, the invasion forces were massed the other side of the Channel. Today as France has fallen, prepare to repel the invasion of so-called refugees camped in the rebuilt Calais ‘jungle’.

A pathetic Lord Haw Haw taunted the British people with propaganda broadcasts. In 2017 Tim Farron is doing the same.

Geobbals headed the Reich’s propaganda machine. Today we have Alistair Campbell and countless others spreading the message of doom and defeatism.

Hopefully, 2019 will play out once again as an historical repeat and Britain will emerge triumphant from an economic war being fought with a German controlled Brussels. As Winston Churchill famously said “We shall never surrender!

As for the French, well they can forget a repeat of D-day this time around…