Category Archives: leadership

Sturgeon to resign!


Nicola Sturgeon seems to have pulled off a master stroke with her letter yesterday to Theresa May demanding – yes, actually demanding – that Scotland be given a second independence referendum. The Prime Minister is, however, having none of it.

The block buster letter reveals that should the Prime Minister not bow to her demands, then she will call a Scottish Parlimentary General Election on the single issue of an independent Scotland remaining in the EU after Brexit. Sturgeon says that if the vote does not give her a clear majority, then she will resign as First Minister.

It’s a bold move, but she seems to have completely missed the point that most Scots don’t want to leave the UK and the EU won’t allow Scotland to remain after the UK leaves as it isn’t a member.

Sturgeon says she has had secret talks with the EU and that they are prepared to let Scotland remain to punish the UK for leaving the club. She’s confident that she can carry a Scottish Parliament majority in an election and lead Scotland in to a bold new future as a subservient to Brussels instead of Westminster.

I’d like to see it happen because we might actually see the back of her at last…

Advance Australia backwards…

Score one more for The Donald…!

Seems he thinks that Obummer’s deal to take in 1,200 illegal immigrants currently detained in Australia is a ‘dumb deal’ and, frankly, I find it hard to disagree with him. The Aussies don’t want them, the Yanks are cracking down on illegal immigration and we need to focus on the word ‘illegal’.

Malcolm Turnbull himself commented ‘I’m doing what I was elected to do and that’s stand up for Australia’s interests’ which is fair enough so let’s not criticise Trump for doing exactly the same thing.

The answer is detain them and then send them back. It’s the only way to get the message across and stem the flow…

Trumps visitor ban…

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So the idiots are out jumping up and down about the Trump travel restrictions. To paraphrase Churchill, never has so much bollocks been spouted by so many about so little…

Let’s do something unique. Let’s actually look at some facts! Novel, isn’t it? Firstly, it’s NOT unprecedented. Bush did exactly the same thing after 9/11 and nobody went out on the streets protesting about that, did they?

Secondly, the list of seven countries that are effected was drawn up in 2011 by Barack Obama. It’s not been just pulled out of the air by Trump as people are suggesting.

Thirdly, it’s a 120 day ban so all these people who say he should be ostracised until the ban is lifted just need to cool off and wait another 117 days.

It’s been conveniently forgotten by the idiots that Trump proclaimed this policy loud and clear during his election campaign, just like that ‘great big beautiful wall’ so he’s doing what he promised. Maybe politicians keeping their word is something that the snowflakes just can’t understand?

And while we’re talking about idiots, it would be hard to ignore Chami Chakrabati and Mo Farah and the bollocks they’ve been spouting. Our Chami says it’s racist. Well it isn’t because religion isn’t a race – and coming from the muslim appointed to the Lords by Corbyn in exchange for a fudged report on antisemitism in the Labour Party, I find her protestations a bit rich.

And then there’s Farah. Apparently he says it will effect him because he’s Somalian. Well if that’s so then why does he run for Britain and hold a British passport? It might be a great opportunity for self promotion, but let’s face it – you’re talking bollocks aren’t you Mo?

And on the subject of bollocks, there’s a million more idiots signing an on line petition to cancel a state visit for a man who hasn’t even been invited yet.

FFS people! Get a grip!..

Labour is painful…

Corbyn and Watson - together forever (or maybe not...)

Corbyn and Watson – together forever (or maybe not…)

Yes, indeed labour is painful. My wife will bear me out on this point. Once was enough. But that’s not the labour I’m referring to. I’m referring to the Labour Party.

Now call me naive, but I thought the whole point of the Labour Party was to protect workers rights and stand up for the working man against unfair treatment by employers. You know, protecting their members’ jobs and that sort of thing. Indeed they seemed to be doing exactly that when they took the government to task for not stepping in to prop up the ailing Welsh steel workers. I dislike Labour intensely, but to be fair to them they were doing what their members pay them to do.

So why is it that when the government talks to Nissan to persuade them to build two new models in Sunderland and to invest in a post Brexit UK that Labour’s Shadow Chancellor feels he has to take them to task over it. Bit contradictory isn’t it?

And the latest joke came today when Jeremy Corbyn threatened to force a General Election unless Theresa May reveals details of the Brexit strategy. Speaking yesterday, Corbyn outlined his red lines for supporting Brexit.

Single market access (You don’t have to be in the single market to access it)
No watering down of EU workplace rights (Nobody is suggesting there will be!)
Guarantees on safeguarding consumers and the environment (A bit vague)
A promise to fund any EU capital investments lost by Brexit (Already promised)

So not really anything to worry about really, is there? Mind you, it sounds good that you’re demanding these things as long as you don’t mention that they’re already in the pipeline.

And when he was asked whether he would call for an early election if his so-called demands weren’t met, he got all shirty, complained of press harassment and did a runner.

Within hours of this Whitehall Farce, his deputy Tom Watson was already shooting him down on flames. Watson said “We’re not going to hold this up. The British people have spoken and Article 50 will be triggered when it comes to Westminster. We want to protect workers’ rights, we want to protect companies’ right to trade in the single market, tariff-free, we want to support jobs, we want to make sure people don’t lose out, but we’re certainly not going to hold up Article 50 if we don’t get the deal.”

That’s the deal Mr Watson’s actually already got, but still it does sound good. And what about Mr Corbyn threatening to side with pro-EU Tories to bring down the government? Well, no Tory MP is going to bring down his own party in government no matter how pro-EU he or she is. It would be political suicide. And even if Labour apply a three line whip, Corbyn has defied such a whip himself as a backbencher so often that the majority of the PLP would laugh at him. That’s the same PLP, remember, that passed a vote of no confidence in him earlier this year.

The fact is that this is all showmanship. He’s demanding something he’s going to get anyway and losing sight of the fact that he simply doesn’t have enough votes to force a confidence motion even if his entire party voted as he told them. It’s a simple numbers game.

Yes, Labour really is very, very painful…

This is democracy?

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Can anyone explain to exactly why we held a referendum last June if we’re going to ignore it? And can anyone explain to me why the hell the courts are getting involved in frustrating a clear popular mandate?

This morning the High Court decided that the Prime Minister cannot invoke Article 50 without a vote in Parliament. But this is clearly nonsense because Parliament already had a vote when it passed the legislation to authorise a referendum, so other than the expectation that we would do what we were told and vote remain why the hell did they allow a referendum in the first place.

Clearly the courts are implicit in frustrating the democratically expressed will of the majority of the electorate. So why did they do it?

Well, call me suspicious but I’m just a little concerned that the chairman of the judges and the country’s most senior judge Lord Chief Justice Baron Thomas is a founder of the European Law Institute which aims to harmonise law across the EU. The cynical amongst us might suspect that this doesn’t exactly make him unbiased?

All this could have been avoided if the government had stopped pissing about and invoked Article 50 before all this got to court.

So putting all that aside, what next? The appeal goes to the Supreme Court in December. More taxpayers money flushed down the toilet. If May loses that then the next move will be a Commons vote in some form or other.

Will the Commons defy the will of the electorate? Frankly, I wouldn’t put it past them. They’re that arrogant, stupid and unaccountable. But if they do then expect an early General Election, probably next February.

And the most likely result would be to return a Conservative government with an increased majority.

So what’s the bloody point of all this pissing about and why the hell didn’t we just get on with it in the first place?…