Wednesday, 24 May 2017

A pebble of destruction creates a ripple of thousands

After the tragic events of Monday we are all reeling and that is before we hear the full list of the dead and then the injuries to the 60.  Physical injuries that will be life changing and even if there are not physical injuries then the mental injuries the post traumatic shock that will be suffered by many. A pebble of destruction creates ripples of thousands.

Some will not look beyond the towering presence of Islam, but the truth is on a daily basis children are dying from the events in the middle east .. Bombs from Isis,  Russia and the West.

At the same time the UK election has come to a halt.  Only idiots like Farage have tried to take advantage of the situation, but the main parties have agreed to hold back.

The Tories can regroup after the disaster that is Theresa May interviewed by Andrew Neil.  Labour will need to refuel the momentum they had built up that was suddenly threatening at least the Tory majority size.

It almost feels dirty talking about the election after Monday but life does go on and our future is about to be decided for the next 5 years, so the discussions and arguments and analysis must continue, but it does seem so irrelevant and unimportant after what has happened to our innocents.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

The Threat is a Tory landslide - A majority of chaos

Tories are set for a landslide victory.  The past 7 years have seen them in coalition and then a small majority. During this time we have seen a continuous austerity program and decline in the UK economy, support for the banking community, even though they brought the world economy to its knees. Under funding of the NHS and blaming the resultant failures on the health service and not on Government policy, the same applies to Local Authorities, Education is being taken back to the 60's and 70's - Grammar Schools and Free Schools will leech critical funds from the education of the mass of  children across the country for a elite few.



Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Be heard, dont miss 23rd May

In Australia it is mandatory for all eligible to cast their vote. Its not in the UK, where in the 2015 election only 2/3rd of people cast their vote.

In 2016, 27.8% of the electorate did not cast their Brexit vote, That means almost 80% of the population did not vote for Brexit (equally a higher number did not vote to stay).  A small percentage of the non voters in the EU referendum could have changed the result.

We don't know how the non voters would have voted, they may have voted for or against or have been indifferent and destroyed their ballot papers.

We have democracy .. it is flawed and sometimes when you see some of the politicians seemingly with their noses in the trough, you despair and become disengaged.  But then you see the late Jo Cox and Mhari Black and you see the good in politics.

This election is an election of importance like few, if any in my life time.  A choice between:-

The old style politics and the new style.
An American style economy and a peoples economy
The welfare state and welfare by market forces.
Nuclear armaments and non Nuclear
Hard Brexit and a more consensus Brexit.

These are big decisions and ones that will affect this country for decades.

Everyone must participate in the decisons, especially the young more than 70% of over 65s voted in 2010, compared to only 44% of 18-24 year olds.  This is the young peoples election, they inherit the earth that this election gives them, so they need to participate.

23rd of may is the date all voters need to be registered .. make sure that everybody you know is signed up to vote even if they are Tory or UKIP they have the right to vote and they must use it, so the legacy of their vote comes out of this election.

Tell them why they should vote tell them if they don't cast their vote then they cannot be heard!  

We all need to be heard, the choices are far too important for us not to be!!