GE2117: Project Fear Lost Again

As I type this I only know that the exit polls are favourable to Labour, nothing is known yet.What I do know is that it's supposed to be politicians scared of us, the elelectorate, not the other way round. However, the direction it is clear with the Tories performing badly, why is this?  The problem…

The Election In Three Pictures.

This is what elections should be about, do any of our political parties really sound like they've grasped what democracy can achieve? I think not. The smears and outright lies told about Jeremy Corbyn are a national disgrace. Corbyn has an approach of engagement with terrorists, disagree with the approach if you will, but this…

24 Hours To Save The NHS? Probably.

When the NHS is privatised there will be no votes cast, no division called in the House of Commons and certainly no public consultation. Such a policy would never be put in any manifesto, if it were it would be the shortest suicide note in history. I could add this to my explanation of why…

How To Fund Political Parties?

Labour funding: Well colour me astonished I had no idea that Labour had such a large advantage when it came to funding. I have a few vague notions of Tories rumblings about how unfair union funding was but I had never looked at the figures, but there they are in glorious technicolour from the Electoral…

Burn Down The Mosques! Afterthoughts 2

Here we go again. "As I've said for many decades, don't confuse me with a liberal, I'd shoot these people down dead myself if I could" (George Galloway, Twitter 04/06/17) And so say all decent people, yet out come the siren voices and 'Well 'Ard brigade with all the usual I'm Angrier Than You arguments…

A love Letter To Momentum & Corbyn

No, Momentum the glorious revolution has not come... Yet   I love you both... BUT As the old saying goes you always hurt the one you love so I hope you'll believe me and above all engage with those, who like you, have the best interests of Labour at heart. It's almost impossible to write…

My Andrew “Well ‘Ard” Neil Interview

Have you been on the Blue Nun again Andrew? Well 'Ard: Tell me Mr Forty, you say you want to nationalise the water companies where will the money come from? bill40: Well, Mr Well 'Ard I would use the public purse to transfer one asset cash for another asset class a company. The transactions net…

Where Will The Money Come From?

I'd like to dedicate this blog to Andrew O'Neil, Andrew Marr, Robert Peston and Sophie Ridge. It seems if you want to be a Really Well 'Ard Journalist all you have to do is squeal two questions at regular intervals. "Where's the money going to come from?" and "Who's going to pay for it"? My…

The IFS Are jolly Cross Indeed

Today the IFS have ratcheted up through the John Cleese scale and that scale is so funny I'm going to reproduce it (without permission) in full. We could all use some cheer to keep our spirits up and remember who we are. (Source EET) The English are feeling the pinch in relation to recent terrorist…