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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…


Never underestimate the ability of people to be stupid…

Avoiding corporation tax

There’s been a lot of hot air spouted this week about tax and the self employed, but what about the big boys? You know, the big corporations who make billions and can afford to pay clever accountants and lawyers the rest of us can’t even dream about instructing…

Here’s a round up of what’s going on – and it’s by no means exhaustive :

Caffe Nero : UK sales £274 million CT nil
Vodafone : UK sales £2.7 billion CT nil
Gap : UK sales £426 million CT nil
Waterstones : UK sales £395 million CT nil
EE : UK sales £6.3 billion CT nil

And there is a whole list of other big companies who pay some CT but nowhere near anything proportionate to their sales or real profits. Companies like Apple, Boots, Starbucks, Vision Express…

The list goes on and on, so maybe it would help defuse the row over the taxation of the self employed if the Chancellor was seen to do something about fairness in taxing the big boys as well as the little man?

Fairness shouldn’t be selective…

About bloody time too!

At long last something is actually being done about Anjem Choudary. After getting away with sticking two fingers up to British justice for twenty odd years, the bastard has finally been convicted of inciting Britons to support Islamic State he’s going to be locked away in Belmarsh Prison. Unfortunately, it’s too much to hope for that they will throw away the key…

I have another word to describe this man’s offenses. He’s British born and in my opinion inciting action against Britain, extolling the death of democracy and imposition of Shariah Law, plotting to send mail bombs to various London locations and chumming up with Lee Rigby’s killers can be simply described as ‘Treason’. Ironically Choudary is a solicitor and plays the law to his maximum advantage.

He’s now boasting that he will radicalise all the inmates while in prison and citing violation of his human rights to prevent him being kept in solitary confinement. Hopefully this will backfire and the aforementioned inmates will be only too happy to show him the appropriate response to his traitorous actions.

Sadley, this bastard and others like him are only too happy to take the piss out of the British way of life. We have only ourselves to blame for embracing tolerance of the Choudarys of this world in the name of multiculturalism. We are as weak as piss and the radical Islamists are only too ready to use this against us. Here’s a couple of his classic quotes :

By 2050, Britain will be a majority Muslim country. It will be the end of freedom of democracy and submission to God.

When Sharia law is implemented, maybe in 10 or 15 years’ time, the Queen would be expected like all women in Britain to be covered from head to toe, only revealing her face and hands.

If a Brit voiced view against Islam in IS the way he gets away with carrying on like this over here, he’d be beheaded or boiled in tar on the spot. But we can’t do that because as a QC said “Putting him in solitary confinement for 10 years is not the British way”. Well, perhaps it bloody well should be then the adherents of radical Islam wouldn’t be literally getting away with murder and laughing at us for being a soft touch.

You can’t stop a forest fire by pissing on it – and the sooner we realise that we’re the only side playing by the rules and do something about it, the better.

Otherwise, frankly, we’re royally fucked…

BCC – Isn’t that a cancer?

Apparently the British Chamber of Commerce is taking a neutral stance on Brexit which explains why it made it known publicly that 60% of its members support remaining in Europe?

And if that piece of blatant hypocrisy isn’t bad enough, they then went on to suspend their Director General, John Longworth, for saying in a speech that he was in favour of leaving the EU.

Longworth has a record of standing up to the government. He called David Cameron ‘gutless’ for delaying Heathrow’s expansion. He excoriated the Treasury for over-burdening the self-employed with tax returns. He said the country’s energy policy was a ‘complete mess’. He condemned ministers for creating red tape and hampering small businesses by failing to supply decent broadband. And he had said many school-leavers were unemployable as they could not speak confidently or turn up on time.

So it’s not really much of a surprise that he’s prepared to stand up to the government on the neverendum. In fact he believes so strongly that after he was suspended from his post, he decided to resign so that he was free to speak his mind. But did he jump – or was he pushed?

Cameron’s spokesman said it’s ridiculous to suggest that he was forced out. But then he would say that wouldn’t he? Boris Johnson thinks that he was crushed by the ‘agents of Project Fear’ for expressing a ‘passionate, optimistic view’.

Whatever the truth behind Longworth’s demise, one thing is certain: If the government did push him out to silence him then it’s had the opposite effect because a lot more people are listening to him now than were before…

(BCC – Basal Cell Carcinoma)