The SNP (Scottish national Party) are powerless to stop Brexit and they will never be in a position to do so. In fact they are partially accountable for the success of the Tories in the General Election of 2017 and they continue to prop the Tories up in power in the UK. The SNP will never be in a position to govern the UK because they are primarily a regional Party. In fact the SNP is actually assisting the Tories by splitting the vote. This suits the Tories more than it suits Labour. As a result they have helped elect a political party that is actually detrimental to Scotland at the moment because they are assisting the Tories and helping them to hold on to power in the UK. As a result Scotland faces the unpopular scenario of leaving the EU with the rest of the UK. A vote for the SNP has resulted in a vote to keep the Tories in power.
Brexit will not make Britain great again as some people think that it might. The reality is that Britain is actually going backwards harking back or looking back nostalgically to the days of Empire and colonialism. Brexit was essentially a vote of the older generation. Brexit will not make Britain great again nor will it bring back Britain’s Empire or Colonial past for this older generation. We also have to ask if this ageing generation should have been allowed to have such an influence on future generations to come or was this a huge mistake?
Basically we all get fed up of listening to the news and hearing about violence and the poor state of the British Economy. This article is how to make Britain great again. It is not easy there are no easy solutions to make Britain great again. Tough choices need to be made and even tougher policies need to brought in to tackle the rot of British Society and make Britain great again. How to make Britain great again is not a cosmetic makeover it is a rebuild up with stronger decision making tackling the toughest issues that face Britain today. There are many ways and conflicting opinions about how to make Britain great again and a much nicer place for us all to live in. So what is stopping us striving for and achieving a greater Britain in the future. Here are some of my thoughts about the things that we could put into place now to make Britain great now and achieve an even greater Britain in the future.
On 16/09/19 Boris Johnson turned up for talks in Luxembourg with the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, with what amounted to an empty briefcase ( meaning that there were no new proposals to consider despite having pledged to Angela Merkel last month that he would be ready to offer a new set of proposals within a 30 day time frame). So what does this tell us about Boris Johnson’s strategy for leaving the EU? Well in my opinion it reveals that he is either insane or that he is just creating a huge bluff. So why would Bodge-it Johnson and the Tories want to create a huge bluff and who are they trying to bluff. Well certainly not the EU Commission who are now in no doubt at all that the Tories (not the UK) want to leave the EU with no deal at all. No instead they are trying to bluff and deceive the British Public into believing that they are interested in a deal with the EU when in reality what they really want is a ‘no deal Brexit’ from the EU. Have you ever wondered why the Tories are so keen to push ahead with ‘a no deal Brexit’ despite the gloomy forecast for the UK’s Economic Future and the reality for the majority of UK citizens? Have you ever wondered if they are not telling you something? Perhaps Brexit is just a smokescreen for some other plans the Tories have for the UK.
Boris Johnson and the Tories are being deceitful about Brexit negotiations whereby a no deal Brexit might better suit their plans for the UK
Well in my opinion the plain truth about why they are so keen to achieve a departure from the European Union at whatever cost to this Country lies in the past and the Conservatives’ continued allegiance to the principles of Thatcherism. A recession in the UK enables the Tories to bring about changes to wage structures, an opportunity to scrap/abandon the minimum wage, workers rights, conditions of service and the list goes on. Traditionally Conservatism and Conservative policies have reacted to conditions of recession with the introduction of severe Austerity measures. Thatcherism pursued openly and helped bring about high levels of unemployment in order to increase competition for work and to drive down wages to bare minimums whilst also swinging a hatchet at the Benefits Systems which she saw as an additional burden. Now it would appear that Boris Johnson and those that stand behind him such as the likes of Jacob Rees Mogg want to return to those bad old days. The condescending Rees Mogg in particular, who resembles a Victorian in every aspect of his personality and demeanour, would like to see the working classes put in their place which would be for him in a Victorian Slum if he could gain personally from it. The Tories secret agenda is therefore a return to Thatcherite values in order to exploit the working classes in order to pursue the idea of a low wage economy. A ‘no deal Brexit’ gives them this opportunity to bring this about and seemingly at the will of, and with the seal of approval of the British people. The Tories are duping the British public into falling into this trap. they intend to make a mug of us all.
A sure fire way to get the utilities and railways back into public ownership and the less costly way of achieving this.
Yes I admire the ambition of the Labour Party Manifesto and it’s aim to get the Gas and Electricity utilities and railways back into public ownership. Success of this would lead to a more prosperous and fairer Britain and it would be the start of a new era for Britain. Yes it is high time to reverse the failed privatisations of Margaret Thatcher and John Major, and this would be a move which would put Britain on track again. However the scale and the cost of the task is dauntingly enormous and Thatcher knew how difficult it would be to ever go backwards. She tried to make her privatisations irreversible in an attempt to frustrate any attempts to ever develop socialism in Britain. She thought that she had had the final word but despite this there was a fundamental flaw in her plan and one which the Labour Party could exploit if it is savvy enough.
Some newspapers and the Tories are trying to convince us that Britain is now a classless society with class mobility to all levels but is this true and in whose interests is it to make us actually believe this? Is this simply a strategy in the ongoing Class War in Britain.
The Newspaper in general may have outlived it’s usefulness. It is after all strongly edited for political bias to represent its own interests and the views of their owners/bosses. Other information is now available and getting heard that is not so strongly censored nor representative of only a small minority. Freedom of speech is now more achievable than ever because of the accessibility of the Internet where some aspects of censorship can be overcome and the voice of both socialism and the youth can now be expressed far more freely than ever before without censorship from powerful newspaper editors. Newspapers have always sought to limit change and to suppress a voice and platform for socialism in Britain. Through censorship or false representation of socialist policies (Loony Left was a derogatory term coined by many of these newspapers to undermine socialist values) they have succeeded in limiting political choice for the masses and this could be viewed as actively sabotaging choice in the political electoral system of Britain by exerting pressures to manipulate political parties to either adopt or curtail political aspirations. One particular newspaper, the Sun tabloid newspaper, has done this whilst attaining mass appeal amongst the working classes whilst subversively encouraging divisiveness in order to prevent any sense of class realisation and class identity whilst also seeking to undermine the institutions which promote the interests of the working classes. This paper the Sun tabloid newspaper and it has been and still remains ‘the Cuckoo of British Class Warfare‘.
There seems to be some confusion in Britain about the word Socialism. Socialism is a system of economics that works to benefit a greater portion of society and in doing so strives to be fairer. Socialism is not Communism and it is not Militant it is just that these organizations do use certain elements drawn from Socialism. But whilst they do employ and apply Socialism and Socialist principles they apply them in more extreme ways. If Britain were to adopt socialist policies it would be both a fairer and more prosperous place. It would largely be a better place to live. It would not resemble Russia or China or any other Communist Country and it would not mean that enterprise was stifled or curtailed as the Tories would like you to believe. Instead it would have: improved NHS, better transport system, better roads, lower taxation, improved education system and cheaper fuel bills for everyone in Britain. This list could also go on to include better policing and improved council services and the list could go on.
Socialism in Britain has been discredited by those with a vested interested to do so
The reasons why there has been attempts to discredit Socialism in Britain lie in a number of vested interests. Traditionally the majority of the media in Britain has been controlled by some very wealthy people desperate to hang onto power. Who controls the media can also control the masses by telling them lies. Newspapers like ‘the Sun’ held campaigns in association with the Tories to propel people like Margaret Thatcher to power but switched allegiance only when it saw no real left wing threat from Tony Blair. This basically amounted to brainwashing the masses and the working classes into believing that any left wing policy that introduced elements of socialism was bad for Britain and was in itself an implicit threat of Communism. Such is the power of newspapers to actually do this. Socialist Principles have been artificially distorted, suppressed and discredited in Britain because of the vested interests of the wealthy and powerful protecting their own interests and using the media to wield this enormous power and influence to control the population. For example the chances of me being able to publish this and deliver it to you in an un-edited form such as this has only really come about through the internet. People power to express themselves in this way is something quite unique in history. Censorship and control of expression has been taking place for centuries in Britain and still occurs today even despite the internet in some parts of the world. The internet though is a unique tool bypassing the controls of the wealthy and powerful who have controlled the media and hence controlled the working classes.
I have decided to write yet another article on the provision of Gas, Electricity and Rail Fares here in Britain. The reason I am doing this is because as new generations come along they have to understand that things have not always been like this and nor do they have to continue to be like this. The only reason that the provision of Gas, Electricity and Rail Fares have become so expensive is because of the Conservative’s Policies that led to privatization of these services dating back to the the late 70’s and through to the 90’s. The supply of these services has since been held at artificially high prices passed on to the consumers since being privatised. This notion must not be lost in the ether of future generations and neither must these newer generations accept what has happened here in Britain. The current state of affairs is morally wrong and must be reversed at some point in the future. The past can be reversed and the provision of Gas, Electricity and Rail fares can be made to be a much fairer system benefiting everybody in the United Kingdom. Privatization must be reversed and these services handed back to the public to be run for the benefit of everyone not just a handful of greedy shareholders. As a result costs to the consumer will be reduced and profits re-distributed fairly throughout the British Economy. Every future generation must be told about the robbery that took place under the guise of privatization led by Margaret Thatcher and finished off by John Major. Pass this onto your children do not forget what took place. The future must see this wrong-doing finally undone.
There is no ‘oven ready Brexit deal’ it transpires that it was merely an agreement in principle with the EU. Trading terms have not been sorted out and agreed to at all and there still remains the possibility that Britain could still crash out of the EU without any deal. Michael Gove recently confirmed that ‘No Deal’ was still on the table in order to force the EU to offer the UK a better bargaining position with the EU. Trading terms have certainly not been finalised which suggests that agreements on certain issues have only been agreed in principle hence no ‘oven ready Brexit deal’ as Bodge-it claimed in the run up to the General Election. This is therefore not the first campaign that Bodge-it has won on a bluff and fudging of the actual facts and figures. In fact it seems to be part of a trend of being economical with the truth in order to get his own way. I am pretty sure that many people who decided to vote Tory in the last general election were not voting for a ‘No Deal Brexit’. Instead they were told that there was an oven ready deal waiting and ready to proceed. Now it looks as if this was an empty promise.
It’s pretty unpleasant to find that you have been scammed but face the facts the Tories won the election with a weak hand, a bluff and the Trump Card of Brexit. They have been elected with the biggest bluff ever seen in British politics and you have all bought into it. Comparison between what the Tories have offered you to what was on offer from the Labour Party you might actually have grounds to believe that you have actually been scammed by the Tories. So let’s compare what you would have got under a Labour government to what you will get from the Tories and you will have to admit that you have been scammed and sold yourselves off very cheaply in order to get Brexit done.
The Tories were holding the Trump Card of Brexit
One of the first things that Boris Johnson has done since being elected is to attack and make threats to the BBC. He seems to be planning to undermine funding of the BBC and threatening some kind of strategy of disengagement which is a decision taken over the press he received when he refused to be interviewed by Andrew Neal.
Alan Johnson could not wait to put the knife into Corbyn could he? No sooner had the Exit Poll been declared and he is there with his snide remarks and calls for a resignation. He really is a snide and insidious cuckoo. Well what do you expect from a person who hasn’t even got the guts to admit that he is actually a Tory anyway. Resentful of the fact that the Labour Party has actually become a true Labour Party again under Corbyn, Johnson sees fit to attempt to steer the Labour Party towards becoming a watered down version of the Tories again. Hopefully that will never happen again. Under the likes of Blair and Johnson the Labour Party simply frittered away it’s chances of doing any good or having a lasting and memorable legacy for the time it spent in office. It postured about claiming to be a socialist party whilst in truth it had more in common with the Conservatives. Johnson is a has been and needs to switch to the political party that he has most in common with now and that would be the Tories. Hopefully Labour will not loose sight of it’s key values as it did under the stewardship of the likes of Blair and Johnson. Even in defeat Labour should stick to it’s key principles and we should be thanking Jeremy Corbyn for doing that. Even if there were to be a change of leadership then the Labour Party should stick with it’s core principles and not be misled by the likes of a cuckoo like Johnson.
The Labour Party has not lost it’s way: the electorate has
This election was lost on Brexit and because of Brexit and nothing else. The principles and the policies that Labour put in front of the electorate were sound and different from their rivals as they needed to be. Its not that Labour has lost it’s way: the electorate has. Seats that would have been Labour’s traditionally have been persuaded to become Tory seats because of Brexit. Leadership and policies simply had no part to play in this election. 5 more years of Tory abuse and the possibility of a massive economic collapse might be what is needed to bring voters back to reality and to stop them seeing the Tories through rose tinted glasses. After such a point in time the electorate may actually come to realise that it is policy that matters and not personality nor Brexit. At such a point in time Labour’s policies may come to have relevance to the voters. What Labour must avoid is the mistakes of the likes of Blair and Johnson who simply changed to suit the voters in order to obtain power and sacrificed key principles and socialist credence in order to do that. Labour should stick with it’s manifesto and wait for the disillusionment of the voters and allow them to come and seek them out as the next viable alternative to the abuse of Tory power. Besides which what’s the point in fighting like with like as did Blair and Johnson? History has proved that Labour under Blair was inconsequential as is Johnson now. Keep your opinions to yourself or join a party more in line with your beliefs.
Britain is obviously happy with another 5 years of Tory incompetence and mismanagement. Let’s face it Britain is a mess but obviously the only thing on people’s minds has been to leave the EU. Well that is now going to happen so Britain has made it’s bed and now will have to lie in it come what may. This General election was not about internal policies and doing things that could have improved Britain it was about putting faith in uncharted waters and blindly trusting our fortunes elsewhere. We may look back on today and rue our decisions and see it as a missed opportunity to tackle many of the problems that Britain has many of which have been caused by Tory incompetence and mismanagement. This General election has not been about policies it has been about personalities and slogans. Britain and the British voters have chosen to gamble on Brexit being the solution to problems instead of sensible set of policies to tackle the most pressing matters and to undo the harm and depression caused by Tory rule. Instead we now have to put faith in the USA and hope that Trump does not see fit to exploit our vulnerable position as we leave the EU. We are basically putting our faith in human nature and an innate sense of morality. However after the result of this election I for one am not sure that any is there to be had. The result of this election defies reason but in a strange way it was also anticipated. This election was the opportunity to end poverty in the UK and address many of Britain’s economic inconsistencies. It was an opportunity to get a fairer Britain and to insure that we got better NHS and public services. Britain decided not to support these values: it could be a decision that we later regret. Most people would have been a whole lot better off if they had chosen to be but Britain and the British people are obviously happy with seeing a decaying Britain under Tory mismanagement without much hope of anything better around the corner. We now have to face Brexit and the challenges that brings with it. Let’s hope that the road be a smooth one.
Is it just me or have people also already realised that the PM Boris Johnson has just shot himself in the foot through his reaction and statements regarding the leaked Government documents that Jeremy Corbyn presented to last night’s debate. Johnson’s statement regarding the leaked documents and suggestions that an investigation is needed to address possible Russian involvement basically lends authenticity to the documents which suggest that the NHS is at risk from dealings with the USA in possible future trade negotiations. This is in conflict with previous statements made by Johnson in which he claims that this is not the case and untrue. So it appears that the NHS could be at risk in future trade negotiations with the USA. Johnson has denied this but his reaction to the leak has also given authenticity to Jeremy Corbyn’s claims that this is the case. If the documents were fake then why would he be bothered at all?
Labour’s plans are being referred to as radical socialism but that is misleading because it is simply about getting a fairer Britain, putting an end to poverty and exploitation. Labour’s plans are not radical socialism they are a new path for Britain: a set of fresh ideas to tackle Britain’s problems including Brexit. Firstly who is actually calling it radical socialism: that would be the Press which actually has a vested interest to attack socialism because mostly all the press in this country is owned by greedy Tory supporting capitalists owners with a vested interest to discredit new ideas to tackle Britain’s problems and curtail and limit the ambitions of the working classes. You think that ‘The Sun’ newspaper for example supports you when in actual fact it is taking the piss out of you by pretending to represent your interests when in actual fact it is attacking and discrediting working class institutions designed to benefit and help the working class. Do yourself and favour read this article and come to your senses and stop believing all the rubbish and lies and misinformation that these newspapers spread. Labour are actually offering the most logical solutions to Britain’s problems including Brexit.
Scotland’s best chance of remaining in the EU is to support a party offering a second referendum. This cannot be achieved by voting for the SNP because it will not be in a strong position nationally to assume control of Parliament. The SNP remains a minority party in Westminster and even if it took all the available seats in Scotland it still wouldn’t be enough to control Parliament nor form a UK wide government. It is important for Scottish voters to consider this in the General Election 2019. Scottish hopes of remaining in the EU will be best provided by a UK wide party willing to offer a Second Referendum. Putting faith in the SNP is misguided.
‘Let’s get Brexit done’ the General Election 2019 mantra from the Tories is just an attempt to dumb down the General Election 2019 into a single issue election. The reason they are doing this is primarily to avoid scrutiny of the key areas where the Tories have let down the British people whilst they have been in government and that amounts to every single area of policy. The Tories have failed Britain whilst in government in every single way possible. It was the Tories under Cameron that introduced this whole debacle. Now they are attempting to avoid proper scrutiny of their miserable failings by attempting to bring this General election down to a single issue Election. Don’t let them get away with it. The Tories should be held accountable for their miserable performance whilst in government by stating very clearly that we don’t want them back in power. Let’s get Brexit done should really be interpreted as let’s get Brexit dumb.
The SNP are the root cause of Scotland’s Brexit dilemma. To avoid Brexit Scotland must avoid the SNP in this General Election because the SNP are powerless to stop Brexit because they are essentially a regional political party with minority influence outside of the Scottish Parliament. To stop Brexit Scotland needs the strength of a UK wide political party which can assume power in Westminster. Scotland needs to join forces with others in the Union to defeat Brexit or at least get a second Brexit referendum. The SNP are not in a position to do this nor will they ever be. Scotland needs to put devolution on hold and deal with the more urgent matter of Brexit first.