UK Politicians – Nanny is no longer here! It’s time to grow up!

If ever there was a need for a real life Mary Poppins it’s now! Westminster seems to have turned into a kindergarten of squabbling children who- for reasons best known to themselves – usually self interest, find themselves with short memories on their previous performances and an inability to tell the truth! I know one of our governments educational goals for years has been to improve the Maths attainment of students across the country. One can only assume that is based on their inability to correctly calculate anything! My evidence for this – well we need look no further than the election manifestos. The conservatives seem unable to give us even a ball park figure whilst Labour are truly living in La La land with their figures. And we – the public are supposed to make informed decisions based on this lack of information from one party or delusional beliefs of the other. In that way when it all goes wrong they can blame us by saying they were just trying to give us what we wanted!! No surprises there then!!

And then we get to the point scoring behaviour,

Point 1 – we have the BBC who for some strange reason seems to have missed the fact that despite Theresa May having a reduced number of seats, she does have the majority of the seats (some 50+ more seats than anyone else) and so whether we like it or not the Conservatives have WON the election, albeit that they need the help of the DUP to give them an extra boost when ministers are voting. I’m not sure why Laura Koenssberg keeps referring to the out come as though Conservatives have lost – wildly misleading.

Point 2 – the suggestion that Conservatives are now mixing with terrorists by consorting with the DUP! Interestingly for those who have forgotten, the DUP and for that matter the Sinn Fein party, have for some years now both been taking an active role in politics, especially in Northern Ireland and both parties are seen within Westminster as being legitimate political parties. In fact both Labour and Conservatives have urged the British population to accept both parties as legitimate political groups so the question now is

Why is it no longer acceptable for the conservatives to have an agreement with the DUP?

The fact is that whether you voted Labour or Conservative it doesn’t matter as you will still end up with one or other or possibly both of these supposed terrorist parties in government. Theresa May needs the DUP and Jeremy Corbyn needs them both! So I’m not sure why Jeremy and the Labour party are suddenly making an issue about this, after all Jeremy has a personal and political friendship with Sinn Fein. Lets be honest these two groups hated everything they each stood for, now if they can get over themselves surely Westminster can deal with the situation.

Point 3 – Theresa May has made some clear gaffs, I don’t know who is advising the woman but if she is advising herself then she needs to get the opinion of others in her party. She is making some right cock ups, but not ones that can’t be dealt with – however it doesn’t exactly boost the confidence of the public and for the countries conservative voters this must be a nervous time. Theresa you need to get a grip and start working as a party, why on earth you have brought Mr Gove back into your party is quite beyond me, but hey its not my problem. I don’t need to be watching my back, but I strongly suggest you watch yours.

Point 4 – Labour’s Maths just do not add up and you only have to look at their history to know that every  time they get into power they leave this country in incredible debt!Conservatives move in and in comes the austerity measure to get the country’s finances back in order. But then they get addicted to austerity and push that agenda too far AND they need to look at who should pay back the debts. For a start off not one banker from any of the baled out banks should have had a bonus until they had repaid the public purse, and if they want to go abroad rather than pay off their debts then let’s see who would have them!! I have to agree with Jeremy that in many ways this country is run for the wealthy and not the rest of us, however this revolutionary approach of Mr Corbyn’s is equally wrong, I do not want this country in  more debt especially since we have no real idea of what awaits us after Brexit, we need to be as financially robust as possible to improve our possible outcomes post Brexit. So no Mr Corbyn, as a wealthy individual you can afford to take financial risks, the rest of us cannot so stop playing with our future well being.

Point 5 – Whether we like it or not Brexit will happen and all this journalistic mumbo jumbo about soft or hard Brexit is a  complete nonsense. We have the public wish to control our own borders, migration levels and laws – anything that affects the free movement of people means we must leave the single market. Both party leaders have confirmed in their manifesto’s that we are taking back control of these areas and therefore that means the suggestion/ belief that having Labour in government will mean we have a soft Brexit is a nonsense and should be stated instead of Mr Corbyn giving people the impression that he can get a soft Brexit. Both parties should be honest about this whole situation, this is the future of our country and at the moment I’m not feeling any confidence in anyone!

Point 6 – hate to say it guys but the votes are in, we are living in a democracy and as such the first past the winning post / the person with the most seats wins the game.

The end results for the vote on BREXIT – majority voted out of Europe, if people wanted to stay in Europe they should be voting Liberal Democrats because they were the only party with the balls to say they would not leave Europe and it cost them the election. instead most people have voted for Labour and Conservatives which means most people want to leave Europe- in fact indication is that it is more than those who voted yes in the Brexit referendum!!

Point 7 – how to  behave in the face of a national disaster – I can only say that both leaders of the 2 biggest parties have behaved in  an unacceptable way. And both should look at their behaviour and learn because they will get nowhere if they continue to behave in this way. Theresa you need to get out and meet people; you keep talking about ‘ordinary people’ as though we are a different species! If you are not careful you  will soon be one of the ‘ordinary people’. Just remember you are employed by US!! You work for US, so start treating us as your employer and not some weird species. Go and meet the victims, show your human side, yes money will be needed but showing you can feel their loss and pain costs nothing and is much more appreciated. Not a good move Theresa, even if you are under a lot of stress!

As for you Jeremy, well you should be ashamed of yourself for trying to gain political points from this horrendous fire in London. Yes the truth should come out but you need to prepare yourself for your parties role in this disaster. Your behaviour was divisive and only stirred up trouble, now we see groups such as ANTIFA and Movement for Justice both grabbing the opportunity to turn this whole thing into a violent assault on the very emergency services who have just risked life and limb to save people in that fire and the recent terrorist events. You now have a responsibility to the victims and the survivors and emergency services to get out there and make sure this antagonistic group do not turn this into some pseudo – political action!! The consequences of their behaviour will lie partially at your door. Learn when to make rallying calls and raise your game so that you are not breaking down social cohesion, you called the social cohesion in Manchester inspirational, the community at Grenfell have been equally inspirational don’t use them in your own political games.

Point 8 – YES there has to be a full investigation into what happened at Grenfell Tower, it doesn’t matter who was living there people should feel their home is safe. I hope this is not going to be another case where a Judge cashes in by spending 2/3 years reaching a decision at £200 an hour. All political parties have a responsibility to make sure public money is not wasted in this investigation, people do not have to wait years to get the results and compensation if they are entitled to it. You are right there is a need for a speedy but thorough investigation, however these extremist groups should not be trying to kid people into thinking identities can be made quickly, they can’t, the forensic science required will take time, look at how long it took to identify bodies after the Dutch aeroplane was blown up. Burned bodies are not easy to identify; equally we cannot be risking the lives of firemen or the police to go into an unsafe building.

My final point is this, stop this stupid point scoring, be more honest with the public, politics may just be a job for you but it is our future so stop putting us at risk and remember there are somethings that should be above politics and disasters  is one of them, no  one should be scoring points, as I think we may find both parties have some responsibility.

I expect better from my political leaders!

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UK Politicians – Nanny is no longer here! It’s time to grow up!

How low is too low!

This has to have been one of the darkest periods in recent UK history with the horrendous terrorist events and then this awful fire at Grenfell Tower in London. My thoughts go to everyone who has been affected by these dreadful events, words cannot sufficiently express my feelings for both the victims and their families. It really makes no difference who you are, your culture, religion, colour or where you live, the death of a loved one is always difficult but to lose someone in such unnecessary and tragic circumstances makes it all the harder to accept.

Such is the grief across many parts of the country at this time you would think people would just want to pull together and support each other and to be fair probably for the vast % of the population that is exactly what is happening, however that does leave a small % of the population who can only see this as an opportunity to score points, create social unrest, try to dissolve the cohesion within communities and they have the audacity to say they are doing this on behalf of the victims.

NO THEY ARE NOT, THEY ARE USING THE MISERY OF THESE POOR PEOPLE TO FURTHER THEIR OWN AGENDA!!

these people should be ashamed of themselves, their behaviour is self centered, immoral and cruel, they are heartless self gratifying individuals.

We have had the BBC who have provided us with an ongoing barrage of intrusive coverage of these situations asking banal questions of people such as ‘how do you feel about it?’ or ‘what did you see?’, or pushing interviews with obviously distressed people to the point where these poor souls end up in tears; this to me represents abuse of people when they are at their most vulnerable. For god’s sake do you really think people want to be seen on national T.V in such a distraught state – would the journalists what to be seen like that – I don’t think so.

This type of journalism belongs in the gutter, these journalists are literally camping out in the middle of others grief hoping to grab any morsel of emotion/ visual distress that they can get. I do wonder how low in the gutter they would be prepared to go, and after all that they don’t even get things factually correct. They have set up a practice now of following these events around the world – well actually lets be more accurate – around the western world, because they don’t behave in this way if the incident is in the middle east/ a developing country. We have seen this behaviour most recently in Nice, Paris, Manchester, London. Frankly this obtrusive and invasive form of journalism is both obscene and immoral. Just how heartless do journalists think the rest of us are that we cannot empathise with people unless we see them crying on national TV.

This form of journalism is for ratings and has nothing to do with keeping the public informed. It has no place in a decent caring society because it is neither decent or caring. Believe me I have worked with many traumatised people over the years and they worry about having been seen in these circumstances, it only adds to their trauma. The BBC should be ashamed of themselves but having seen there response on Newswatch when this issue was raised it is clear – as indeed it seems to be with any criticisms, that the BBC see themselves as providing a service. According to them they are giving us what we want, so really it is our fault.

Well there’s a surprise – I don’t think!!

Perhaps we should be challenging this belief held by the BBC, I know from the Newswatch program I am not alone in feeling this is not the best way to present the news, but perhaps I am one of a minority – we won’t know and neither will the BBC unless we all tell them. But hey perhaps that’s a battle for another day.

I will end this blog by extending my heartfelt sympathies to everyone affected and my deepest thanks to the truly heroic members of the police, fire and ambulance services.

May your god be with you and support you in your hour of need

 

 

 

How low is too low!

Just get out there and vote you don’t need to pay!!

Well another political battle is getting underway and once again we see those who do not understand the concept of democracy jumping up and down about the ‘opportunity to change the BREXIT situation’, and who’s name immediately leaps to the top of the list – non other than Gina Miller!

Now lets get this into perspective shall we, the majority of the country voted to leave Europe and she did not agree, in fact she disagreed so much she used her money to pay the costs of taking the government to court to challenge their right to do this and I applaud her for her tenacity in trying to influence the outcome she wanted, even if it does fly in the face of the principles of democracy. At least she was prepared to make sure what ever the government was doing it was legal and above board and we should all be grateful for that reassurance. The cost of sticking to her beliefs was both expensive in cash terms and very expensive in the level of uncalled for personal abuse and threats made towards her. As a member of the UK population she has a right to express a view without being harassed and threatened about it, however she needs to balance that with the fact that as a member of the UK population she has the advantage of living in a democracy which means we follow the preferences of the majority even if it is just by a single % point, that’s what a democracy is about, this is something Ms Miller does not seem to grasp as she is now looking to scupper voting by campaigning for tactical voting.

Now this lady, who lets be honest had no trouble telling everyone she was wealthy, is now using the internet to fund raise to enable her to run a tactical voting campaign throughout the election campaign to make sure she gets what she wants with BREXIT and I’m afraid that is where I have an issue with her understanding of democracy.

Now whilst this lady says she is doing this in the interests of all ‘remainers’ – is she really? Or is this just another case of the wealthy trying to get politics to work in their favour and hang the rest of the people! You know who I mean ‘the ordinary people’ a term I  hate, we are no more ordinary than anyone else in this country! You have to be pretty unusual to be anything other than ‘ordinary’ people, so why can’t politicians say what they really mean – ‘ordinary people’ are really those who are not considered the wealthy members of the population – and the only thing that excludes the wealthy from being ordinary is their extraordinary selfishness, arrogance and greed!! Anyway I digress, back to the lovely Ms Miller!

Before we offer up our cash to her latest cause we must ask ourselves the key question – who is she doing this for? Lets be honest this is a woman who made her money in the investment management business – she didn’t have much of a social conscience then as together with other bankers and financiers she threw the lives of the ‘ordinary people’ into jeopardy whilst she made her fortune, and I doubt she ever gave back her annual bonus!! Might I just remind you the investment managers operate in shares investments and get paid a healthy bonus which is more than the rest of us will earn in 5years. Ms Miller also probably has her money invested in shares so if they drop she loses masses of cash in the short term, so like many of the other wealthy people telling us the ‘ordinary people’ what we should be voting, thinking or doing – because of course we are so bloody thick and stupid we can’t think for ourselves, their real interest is how much it will personally cost them if their shares lose value.

Now I appreciate the shares of businesses lose value and it affects us the ‘ordinary people’ but most of the wealthy whingers only use their wealth to satisfy their own needs, they are not investing in this country or the people of this country, so please do not kid yourselves into thinking this is a truly humanistic and altruistic act made by Gina Miller because it isn’t . This is the wealthy spoiled brat behaviour of someone not getting their own way. This woman clearly thinks that everyone is so stupid that they need to pay her to scupper the vote and I feel this is because they feel she will overturn BREXIT – she won’t, this is an insult to your intelligence!! It’s no better than a scam to get your money under false pretenses, she cannot change the BREXIT decision

My advice is do not let this woman treat you like a completely gullible idiot, hang onto your money, you need it more than she does and get out there to vote for who you think will keep the country on the right track, who is going to deliver most of the things you want, who has the best chance of getting the country the right deal in Europe, who can get us new trade deals? Get involved, listen to it all, have your debates argue about it but DON’T pay cash for it! Do not feel you have to part with your hard earned cash to support someone’s personal agenda. If you think her campaign will overturn the BREXIT decision you are wrong, the courts have already made that decision AND Gina Miller of all people knows that! I don’t care who you vote for, we must each make our own decision but make your vote count, don’t pay to  fulfill this woman’s personal agenda. No one needs to pay to vote in this country, we’ve accused the Russians of interfering in the voting process of USA and yet here we have a woman willing to scupper the voting process here just to get her own way.

Make your own mind up

Vote for WHO YOU think will be the best Prime Minister.

Make your vote count for YOU

Keep your money in Your bank account

Whatever you do get your cross in the box! It will take you 10 minutes. Be part of the decision making process.If you don’t vote you cannot complain about the results!!

Just get out there and vote you don’t need to pay!!

Catching the Genie!

Another fascinating week of reading the wildly different views of those who feel the need to express them in a public arena, and yes that I suppose includes me. The thing that is most striking is the open venomous undertones to the comments made and it got me asking myself ‘is this level of intolerance and open dislike new or are we just seeing the conversations that previously took place in private becoming more public’. Let’s be honest all this politically correct stuff has been for public consumption only, people have always expressed their more honest views and opinions in the company of like minded people and usually in the privacy of their own homes. However the advent of the internet has taken the lid off this particular Pandora’s box, the genie is out and no-one quite knows how to catch it again. So the big question is how do we deal with this situation? There are many options including complete censorship of all social media platforms and I would be happy to argue that there is a case for considering that course of action. Then again I would equally argue that people have a right to freedom of speech, so there lies the conundrum- Freedom of speech vs Politically correct content of speech!

I guess the basis of all of this lies in deciding WHO has the overall right to deem what is right or wrong. This week sees Donald Trump ban some media outlets from his white house press statements. Now do we decide that he is right to do this and that the banned media sources are not trustworthy because they challenge his statements or put forward ‘alternative facts’. Or do we take the view that the others will report what he wants them to report rather than challenge it in order to ‘curry’ favour with him so they can be at these meetings.. Does this mean that they are willing to leave their reputation in question by just reporting what they are told whether it is right or wrong. So can we trust any of the media outlets – highly doubtful.

We could of course take the Chinese or North Korean approach to controlling the internet by limiting what people can access and by the state deciding what information people get access to. Do we think that this level of control is right and does it support our right to freedom of speech? We could use the internet to change the political landscape and usurp governments of other countries if we chose to – a skill we are advised that the Russians have, but do we know for sure? And again we see politicians using the media for their own satisfaction and gain. Essentially it looks like none of these approaches are really working so does it  get down to a much more fundamental issue of the need to just grow a thicker skin.No, I would argue that it should really be more about accepting responsibility for what we say in the same way we have to accept responsibility for what we do. We should express our ideas, we should question what we read in the media and what our politicians say and perhaps we should start by asking what these parties are trying to gain by taking the stance they take. Should we be able to speak harshly or cruelly to people, is there any truth in the old adage ‘ cruel to be kind’.?

Tell someone a certain style of clothing doesn’t suit them or they are overweight/ fat and you are ‘shaming them’. Or are you? Could it be you are perhaps looking at their best interests, it isn’t what is said it is the intention behind it and how it is said. In other words ‘the context’ Many of the media providers these days remove the context around incidents and events.

This week we have also seen the changing fortunes of Milo Yiannopoulos – a self declared provocateur, nothing wrong with being a provocateur; sometimes we need a prod to make us sit up and take notice of what is going on, doesn’t mean you have to agree or disagree with the provocative point. Much though I feel sorry that Mr Yiannopoulos should find himself in this position, clearly there have been those who have relished this change in his fortunes as they clamour like maggots on a dead carcass to claim they had a part to play in his supposed demise – take care people, somewhere, someone will be out there just awaiting their chance to give you the same treatment !’ He who casts a stone etc’ or if you prefer ‘ are you living in a glass house’?  If we had issue with what Mr Yiannopoulos allegedly implied 4 years ago then we should have dealt with it at the time or is this a case of ‘it’s OK to make these statements if you are not in a position of influence, but not when you are’ Double standards people, double standards!! It is also interesting that once again the common feature of ‘ not identifying sources’ arises. A person should always be able to identify a source or we should rightly question the authenticity of the information.

We have this army of loud mouthed, opinionated people who would argue that they are the voice of reason, they are the people who have the interests of everyone else at heart – well I’m sorry but you certainly don’t have my interests at heart and to be honest I am glad about that. Most of you do not come across as particularly nice people and seem to only really have your own interests at heart. Or probably more to the point, you are looking at how outrageous you need to be to increase your followers so you can rake in the money – the usual root of all evils!!  If that means ‘ being creative/ economic with the truth’ then so be it. A typical example of this is where we have transgender people telling us what females want – how can they? Their experience of being a female is completely different to that of someone who is non transgender female. Really ladies perhaps the question should be why women are letting another sexuality decide what they want AGAIN!

We are making the world a very confusing place for our children and really I fear for them, the social boundaries which have always been challenged are falling and with them goes the safety of civilisation. Why did we have Brexit, Trump, Dictators , War mongers, the far Right/ the far Left- I don’t believe we have far to look. Look at the internet and the disdain with which people treat others and perhaps you will be nearer to finding the answer. With so many self serving individuals at large what more could you expect.

But take care people, history can teach us what happened the last time people became this vitriolic in nature.

 

 

 

 

 

Catching the Genie!

Save us from Tony Blair Again!!

I cannot believe the arrogance of some people! Tony Blair once again sees himself as the saviour of the people – or does he?

This ‘Lancelot’ is really a wolf in sheep’s clothing. This man has the audacity to question the honesty of the politicians in the Brexit referendum – this from the man who lied and got us into a war in the middle east, the man who created a much more volatile world for us to live in, the man who having created the middle east situation managed to get the job of ‘peace envoy’ – unbelievable! But it kept him on the public payroll and we the ‘ordinary people’ continued to finance his lavish lifestyle and family security. The man who uses his former position to demand £330,000 for a 20 minute speech!

All of this whilst his self-serving greedy wife decided to make money out of writing a book about living in NO 10 and what went on there – outrageous that this should even be allowed. In reality NO spouses of any prime ministers should be allowed to undertake such activity, we didn’t vote for her and she abused her position as the wife of the prime minister in so many different ways but usually for personal financial gain – let me think now, how much is it that she charges for an after dinner speech? Wasn’t it around £25,000 and £10 for getting a Tony Blair autograph?

And what about the wonderful Tony, the man of the people who constantly refers to us as ‘ordinary people’ and treats us in the old mushroom management style of being kept in the dark and fed a load of bullshit! The man who has the financial morals of an alley cat who having managed to secure the peace envoy position abused it by using it for his own personal business deals until foreign leaders said it was becoming embarrassing. So Tony loses the job and all of a sudden he decides he’s going to get back into British politics!!

Now call me a cynic if you like but isn’t this really about Tony wanting to stay on the public payroll and politician gravy train and what better vehicle to use for his personal gain this time than the Brexit referendum. This decision to whip up an anti Brexit campaign has nothing to do with what is best for the country or democracy this is to do with Tony Blair continuing to line his own pockets, He spent year lying to us and moving the country into debt, did he accept any of the blame oh no ‘TEFLON TONY’ strikes again.

And let’s be clear his wife is doing the wifely thing and financially supporting her family – not by doing a straight forward 9-5 job, oh no, instead she and eldest son have been sweeping the length and breadth of Britain buying up all of those run down houses that first time buyers might buy and ‘do up’. You know the houses they might be able to afford and that might get them on the housing ladder. Now that’s OK you might think especially when it’s being done by such a trustworthy individual, who as a top lawyer claimed  she didn’t  understand the housing market when she bought her son’s first flat and the deal was – shall we say – questionable as to whether or not it was even legal, but like her husband she was innocent, a victim of circumstances.

Now we could take the view that this very self-serving couple who, lets remind ourselves, have the interests of ordinary people at heart, are buying up these properties to be able to help to house the injured servicemen or their bereaved families in properties at very cheap rents so they can support them as they try to recover from their experiences. And god knows they at least owe them that after the lies that took them into the battlefield arena. Such an altruistic action would be laudable, but no such luck, once again the Blair family are only interested in lining their own pockets.

Of course this should not surprise any of us, it is typical of them and perhaps if there is a god he will see justice is given in the end. But let’s get back to the here and now. Tony Blair starting up a pro Europe campaign, I’m sorry for any one who seriously believes he has their interests or those of the country truly at heart. This man is only out for his own gains and to start this campaign must bring into question  how much he believes in democracy. We had a referendum, the decision was made and whilst many of us would have wished for a different outcome we must stand strong against this new approach to democracy which so many of our politicians seem to be supporting where you keep voting and voting until you get what you want.

So before you go voting for another referendum you need to ask yourself do you want to live in a democracy or not?

We fought world wars to keep our democracy, and a democratic vote means you will not always get what you want, You have to learn to live with it, god knows I had to live with  the Blair’s in no 10 for years because of a democratic decision

Is Tony Blair any more trustworthy now than when he was in government – well I leave you to make up your own minds but whilst you take the time to do that just look at the historic behaviour of this man, this is a man who is so arrogant and vain that he thinks we are all waiting for him to rescue us. For god sake he took us to where we are on immigration, austerity, war – and to this day he still takes no responsibility for his actions.

Man of the people – I bloody well don’t thinks so, he couldn’t give a toss about us or the country, this is Teflon Tony Blair – in search of another money-making scheme for his own benefit. And Tony, can I just say as one of the ‘ordinary people’ the only thing that makes you extraordinary is that you are so arrogant, unbelievably hard faced, deceitful and greedy. Just remember the term ‘War Crimes’ – you escaped that one by the skin of your teeth, but the rest of us remember your part in it all!

It’s time we all grew up, behaved liked intelligent adults and moved on.

Democracy is democracy and long may it last!!

Save us from Tony Blair Again!!

Freedom of speech and fair play!

There are days when I seriously wonder what the world is coming to and it has to be said today of one of those days!

Forget what’s going on in USA, forget what’s happening in places such as Afghanistan/ Iraq/ Syria because  in the UK there  are much bigger concerns – no I’m not talking about Brexit, I mean that could take me the rest of my life as it has raised huge concerns about whether or not today’s young people actually understand how democracy works! But more worrying is this ‘mob rule gagging’ of people that now takes place!

What the hell happened to freedom of speech – which might I remind people does come with responsibilities -a scary word for many of our mob rule mentality bunch!

The whole idea of freedom of speech is that it opens issues up for discussion, if you start prohibiting freedom of speech you start to erode the very fabric of our society, for heavens sake we have just had remembrance day, freedom of speech was one of the key things all those young people gave there lives for! If we continue to have the situation where those who make the biggest threats of civil disruption/ those who cry the loudest finally control what everyone else can publicly discuss/debate/ listen to we are losing our freedom of speech and our democracy. Who are these people who don’t seem to have anything better to do than to jump up and down, making demands and threatening civil disruption if their demands are not met.

Tantrums are usually for 2 year old children and quite frankly that is how these individuals are portraying themselves – grow up, the real world is not about getting everything you want you spoiled  brats, the real world needs people to show everyone respect, dignity and tolerance – damn it the law demands that!!

So far we have people trying to influence court cases when they don’t even know the facts, we have this same mob mentality deciding who can give a presentation when they don’t even know what the person might say. This mentality has been responsible for driving people unfairly out of their jobs, look at the ridiculous response to the woman who has challenged the article 50 issue, over 50% of the population will not be happy with her but it does not give them the right to hound her, she has a right to challenge something she does not agree with; if the shoe were on the other foot that’s exactly what the Brexit supporters would do and rightly so.

Even more scary is that a lot of this mentality is from women – YOU ARE AN EMBARRASSMENT! No things are not ideal for women but then they are not ideal for anyone, I cannot believe that today’s educated young women have to resort to ‘safe rooms’ full of kids comfort toys when the stresses of life are hard, or someone says something they disagree with or do not like – you are not children, grow up – life has good and bad times it can be harsh and it can be cosy but for goodness sake get out and live it instead of trying to wrap yourselves in cotton wool.

So what kick started today’s rant – the need for a school to cancel a visit and talk  from a former student namely Mr Milo Yiannopoulus; not because they objected to what he might say as both teachers and students were clearly VERY open minded and up for the discussion, no it was because a group of sanctimonious, narrow minded bigots decided they would pose a threat to the welfare of the students by having demonstrations outside the school. What a selfish, self serving undeserving bunch you are! To think members of your families will have fought to preserve the right for people to express their views, I wonder what they would make of your behaviour. You want respect and fair play, let me tell you – the first one you have to earn and you have a long way to go, as to the second one – who the hell told you life was fair, if it was we in the west would not have huge weight problems whilst those in developing countries are starving!

As to Mr Yiannopoulus – I am not a follower of his particular material but I defend his right to have his say!

Freedom of speech and fair play!

Get a Grip!

So it’s been a while! And boy have we seen some changes!

Why???? Why have people voted in the way they have and what is the message they are sending out?

Well there’s a question we do need to ask ourselves and we need to get over ourselves! Democracy is not about getting your own way! Whether you got what you wanted or not the majority vote is the majority vote, that’s the system we signed up to years ago and to be honest it has served us well so far, so I’m not sure why people are behaving in the way they are both in the UK about Brexit and in the USA about the presidential elections.

We seem to have a generation of people who miscall everyone who does not support their corner. Did I get what I wanted in these voting situations – well it doesn’t really matter as I have to live with the decisions of others so I will get on with it and make the most of it.

But one thing I am sick to death of seeing is the rich and famous coming out to tell us what to vote – you’ve got money, you don’t live the same life as the rest of us and sadly most of you don’t seem to remember what it was like to work hard every day and STILL struggle to pay the bills etc. Having money and fame does not mean you have a better brain than the rest of us and it doesn’t give you the right to try to influence our decisions, who do you think you are??? For goodness sake many of you got where you are not because you worked hard or because you have a great brain but because you were prepared to take your clothes off or behave badly on some reality show, what message are you sending to young people!?

So many wealthy people really feel they have the right to tell the rest of us about the ways of the world, what evidence is there that your interpretation of the situation is any better informed than mine! That is just sheer arrogance and my goodness there is a lot of it about. Everyone has their own opinion based on their own experiences and the information they get which sadly it has to be said is rarely if ever honest.

And there is one of the big problems, who do we believe? We can’t trust the press, the news, the internet, the politicians or those who are public figures so we can only try to make the best interpretation of the fodder we are endlessly fed.

Who should take a big amount of the blame for this social division? – the press, the politicians, the news reporters and the internet?

WHY? –  You only print information in the way you think it will sensationalize the subject and sell papers.

The biased coverage of the Brexit referendum and the presidency elections was so blatant as to be disgusting, you should be ashamed of yourselves, your job should be investigative and factual, I’m not interested in your opinions and interpretations, just give me the facts and let me make my own interpretations because guess what, like you I had an education and probably had a better one than some of you, so have the good grace to stop treating me like a total ‘Numptee’!

I used to think that I would get  more accurate information if I listened to the BBC – but hey guess what chaps it’s become the job centre for every MP who is no longer in the cabinet or shadow cabinet. So much for the independence of the press and so much for these overworked MP’S who claim they don’t get enough pay but in reality they have several roles in companies where they get paid. So when we look at the salaries of the average MP we need to take into account these guys are working part time at the job because if they were full time they couldn’t fulfil their other jobs in other companies. So either they are claiming salaries from them for doing nothing or they are lying to us about the hours they put into their MP jobs and they don’t seem to have a problem finding the time to be on a TV show.

Going back to democracy, I note it is slowly being eroded by the very people we elect to protect it, there is no way we should be able to know the demographics of the voters UNLESS our votes are no longer anonymous!

So who is collecting that information and why are we allowing it?

The next question should be who is drip feeding it to the press and using it in a way that starts to divide society?

With Brexit the 50+ age group were blamed for the results, in the USA it seems to be the white working class men – How the hell you know this information if the vote is anonymous and why is it being allowed to be used in such a divisive way.

And so we get to the next worrying point, the way politicians and the press turn people against each other.

YOU REALLY WANT TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA AND TAKE ON BOARD WHAT THIS TYPE OF BEHAVIOUR RESULTS IN!

Is that what you want? Because believe me you are making a fantastic contribution towards it.

And to the wealthy businessmen, sorry but your decision to try to protect the public from any possible harm Mr Trump might cause is a bit rich when you have all played a massive role in creating this entire problem. This world has more millionaires than ever but do we see any thought for others – Not a lot!

What do you mean I hear the cry – ‘I’ve given loads of money to this charity or that charity, I’m doing this in Africa/ India etc?’

and I applaud your generosity, but let’s be honest it also gets you a massive tax break, so in reality the tax you could have paid into the countries welfare system you have chosen to give to others in another country. Now I don’t have a problem with the money helping anyone who needs it, but I do have a problem when it also means that people in your own country lose out, not least because you have avoided paying taxes, but because many of you who are in business don’t even pay people a decent salary a lot of the time for the work they do for you and indeed some big companies are subsidised by the poor tax payers. So not only are you avoiding paying the correct amount of tax, the tax system is paying your employees whilst you get ever richer!!

And you are going to protect us???? LOL

So give your money to whoever you want to give it to but don’t claim it as a tax exemption. Perhaps if you pay decent wages to people there won’t be so much need for so much charity – just a thought. And you can still feel good about yourself

Where are the people like those who built communities such as Bourneville or Port Sunlight in the UK? They must be turning in their graves; I knew one of those people and can say it would be difficult to find a more honest and caring considerate person. What have we got now- yes even from some of the descendants of those fantastic people, we have a generation of self -serving people who would rather sell the houses/ flats people live in to millionaires so they can rent then out for exorbitant rents. Because let’s be honest you can never have enough money!

Companies moan about attracting workers to places because house prices are too high – why not take a leaf out of the history books and buy some properties that you rent to your employees at an affordable rent as part of the terms of their contract, not at some rent that leaves them struggling for any decent standard of living. It’s a win, win situation!!

Another thing – ask yourself when your company last bought someone a retirement gift for long service and loyalty to your company – and I mean someone NOT in the board room??

Can’t remember – no I’m sure you can’t because now you have no loyalty to employees, you work them into the ground then ditch them and you wonder why people are pissed off; look at BHS, look at the bankers situation who was it who picked up the tab on each occasion? Joe Average – Mr average employee.

When did you last understand what a contract is? It means someone sold you some of their time for an agreed fee, it does not mean you then have a right to dip into the hours you did not pay for and wave the threat of redundancy every time the person makes an objection, let’s be honest there are penalties if the employee does not stick to their agreed hours. Many of you businessmen and bankers and other self – serving individuals have played a huge part in the current dissatisfaction of Mr Joe average and all the other Mr/ Ms averages. I don’t accept the argument that without your money there would be no work, because equally without the hard work of your employees you wouldn’t have your money!

Don’t suddenly set yourselves up as the protectors of the public now, start looking at how you change your approach to stop western society disintegrating into the chaos currently seen in the Middle East.

And whilst I have a groan -for Goodness sake let’s get feminism back to the realms of reality. Women are becoming their own worst enemy. The world is not about you either, it is a shared world, you seem to have lost the plot, the more I hear the more I worry. No, feminism is NOT and never should have been about female domination, we are supposed to be working towards equality, so why is it that suddenly the word Misogyny gets screamed every time a male disagrees with you, get a grip, you want to be in the real world then stop throwing your dummy out every time you don’t get your own way. The world is not all about feelings. Ask yourself why many businesswomen still surround themselves with male employees? – Perhaps they don’t whinge as much. I’m fed up of the whinging of female politicians and feminists, get on with the job and stop adding your divisive tarnish to the mix. You are an embarrassment to the female population and you’re current stance is not representative of most women. If you want to say you represent women get off your moaning bitching bums and ask women what they want. For goodness sake “safe spaces” Grow up!!

Now more than ever we need to remember we have a responsibility to humanity as a whole and to the preservation of our planet. So whatever your culture, religion, race, politics, sexuality, age, height, weight, eye colour or whatever difference you might have

GET A BLOODY GRIP!

Whew I feel better for that!!

Get a Grip!