Following his interview on BBC News this morning I am recommending that Sadiq Khan be immediately elected to be Prime Minister of Britain because he speaks such sense and seems to be the only one who knows how to deal with the Coronavirus situation effectively and fairly.
The last couple of weeks has not shown the British Public in a very good light, highlighting just how selfish we really are. Selfishly thinking only of themselves and completely oblivious to the fact that we are all in this together but instead we are seeing completely selfish individuals willing to put themselves first at the expense of others: it’s enough to make you feel ashamed of being British. It just makes you wonder if this government’s message will get through at all and it makes you realise that it’s simply not worth putting your faith in people at all. If this is the behaviour of the British at the very start of this Coronavirus outbreak what will it be like as the situation worsens? Will we see people being mugged in the street for their toilet tissue?
Another reason that I have to be doubtful that the government’s plans to tackle the virus, which relies on people first understanding the government guidelines about proper cleanliness, is an incident that happened to me this week. I am a taxi driver and over the weekend I picked up a fare. I noticed this young lady, I use the term in the broadest sense, was sucking a toffee when she got into the back of my car. Other than the horrible noise she was making whilst sucking on it, I had no reason to glance at her again. The next day I used the car for a personal shopping trip. I then had cause to go in the rear of the vehicle for some reason and as I surveyed the state of the car to ascertain if it would need to be cleaned, I couldn’t help noticing a half eaten toffee sweet, stuck firmly down on the carpet under the back of the front passenger seat. There was no doubt in my mind who had done this and left it there for removal instead of taking some responsibility for it’s disposal themselves. So how can we put faith in people doing the right thing and taking responsibility when amongst us here in Britain live this type of lazy individuals who care nothing for others and are quick to pass on their individual responsibility to others just because they are darn right too lazy to take any responsibility upon themselves and they are just fundamentally dirty scumbags. I can’t help thinking what a big mistake it was allowing people like these to determine the economic future of Britain. This last few weeks I have felt ashamed to be British and can’t help thinking that the EU must actually be sighing with relief and saying to themselves ‘thank God that they have actually gone’, now that we have left the EU. I for one am lamenting that I can no longer refer to myself as European and have now to defer back to being just British.
‘Putting faith in a selfish bunch of people willing to clear supermarket shelves to ensure that they don’t go without whilst many others may have to, as a result of their behaviour, seems simply to be a misguided strategy in the fight against Coronavirus.
Listening to measures to combat the spread of Coronavirus in Italy, Spain and other countries you may ask yourself if we are actually witnessing the imposition of police states with an end to civil liberties and the rights to conduct our business without state interference.
For example what gives Governments the right to interfere with lawful private business and enterprise? Such businesses may go under financially as a result of being forced to close as a first line of defence in the containment of the spread of the Coronavirus. Under the circumstances it appears that certain sectors of the economy are being unfairly persecuted whilst other areas of business and enterprise go relatively unscathed. Why should some have to pay and be sacrificed to protect others when surely we are all in this together. Those that do pay a high price in the Coronavirus outbreak should be assisted to cope and not be put at risk financially and we all have a moral duty to ensure that everyone is adequately protected and allowed to come through this period without having to pay the cost with our own livelihoods and putting our families at risk of long term hardships. Forcing economies into recession and increasing unemployment for many is surely not the right way to tackle the Coronavirus outbreak. The outcome for many will be that they will loose their jobs, their income, and their homes and possessions. This is a bleak way to handle this crisis and crippling your economy as a result, the impacts of which will last much longer than the Coronavirus outbreak itself. Coronavirus may be eventually long gone but this is likely to be sooner than the long term effects and hardship which will come as a result of crippling your economy and by plunging it into a deep recession. Sure we have to take steps to protect the most vulnerable in society but there must be a better way to do this that doesn’t involve making free democratic countries into police states. The elderly and vulnerable must be protected through self isolation if at risk and we must help them to do this until the Coronavirus has ended. However we must also protect the younger generations as well by making sure that our domestic economies survive in tact, post Coronavirus, in order to provide opportunities for both current and future generations.
Mr Sunak ‘s budget was off the mark and promised lots of cash for development of infrastructure and long term projects however this is all useless if this economy simply collapses due to Coronavirus. Much of the UK will not financially survive Coronavirus and this Government is doing little to prevent this happening. It is becoming clear that the UK and the rest of the world will be a very different place following Coronavirus and there is a strong likelihood that Britain’s economy will be plunged into a deep recession. Sunak’s budget does not take this into account seemingly focusing on a bright future for the UK.
The Conservative Party Political Broadcast last night was cringe worthy in true Boris style. It was more like a confessional and featured some sap that was prepared to go on national TV and admit that he had betrayed his working class roots by admitting to having voted Tory in the last election. The style of the interview was like a confessional having admitted to having committed the ultimate sin by voting Tory. Then to add to the public humiliation and embarrassment he then actually got to meet the ‘devil’ himself. The message seemed to be that you live on even after committing the ultimate sin and the devil welcomes sinners. The whole set up was so false and again deviates from serious politics in true Bodge-it style. That poor bloke who appeared in that garbage is going to have to live with that for the rest of his life and live with the knowledge of his very public betrayal of his working class background. No matter how you want to look at it, it is still wrong. Please do not wrestle with your demons in public it is embarrassing!
There is and never was any ‘Oven ready Brexit deal’, instead 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.
There never was any ‘Oven ready Brexit Deal’: it was just a political bluff designed to seize power
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 his: being economical with the truth in order to get his own way. There never was any ‘Oven Ready Brexit Deal’: it was just a political bluff designed to seize power and to hoodwink the voters in the General Election. 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 because a’No Deal Brexit’ still remains firmly on the table and there is still a distinct possibility that we could leave the EU in December without any trade deal at all. So if there could still be a ‘No Deal Brexit‘ now at this stage how could there have possibly been an ‘Oven ready Brexit Deal’ at the time before the Election as Johnson claimed? Because both are a paradox which means that cancel each other out; they cannot coexist together it had to be one or the other. Either there was a deal or not a deal. It now appears that in reality there was no ‘Oven Ready Brexit Deal’ at all.
Would voters have still voted for the Tories if there was still a possibility of a ‘No Deal’ exit from the EU? This is not the first time nor will it be the last that Johnson has made claims in order to get his own way. It seems like his whole political mission is to be economical with the truth in order to press ahead with his own agenda in the way that he sees fit regardless of democratic processes and accountability.
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.
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.
Get Brexit done is the new Tory mantra in the run up to the forthcoming General Election but why should we trust them when so far they haven’t accomplished anything at all. Let’s not forget that Brexit and the EU referendum was their idea. Since then all the Tories have accomplished is 3 changes of Leadership: 3 Tory Prime Ministers and nothing at all to show for it other than a stream of incompetences.