The sad reflection of the Brexit Vote is that reason and intelligence have been sacrificed in favour of a Popularist Vote and Majority rule. It has encouraged the small minded section of the British Public to believe that their opinions matter. In fact the Brexit Vote has endorsed this belief. Now it seems that Britain is being run not by elected governments with the expertise to run a country but instead by a misconceived Popularist Vote. What a way to run things! This sort of thing would simply not happen in business where people are selected for various tasks and duties based on expertise and competence. Instead we have the situation where the future of Britain and it’s economic status is being decided by a vote that was composed mainly of people who: latched onto only one aspect of the argument, saw an opportunity to openly express their prejudices and right wing views and who saw an opportunity to express an extreme dislike of foreigners entering the country. I would say that if a poll were to be taken the majority of British citizens would not have the least idea about topics such as Economics, Inflation, Trade Tariffs or International Trade so why have we what is basically an uneducated majority decide what is best for Britain on these matters?
Now we all have to face the consequences of David Cameron and the Tory parties desperate bid for power in seeking to appeal to the small minded biggots that unfortunately we find today in Britain. Cameron’s gamble backfired which ultimately led him to resign. Personally I do not take well to be told what to do by people when I neither respect their opinion nor credit them with a certain amount of intelligence or competence to do the job correctly. Now my whole future will be influenced by this decision taken by a majority that I have no faith in and together with me the fate of the whole country has been decided in this fashion as well. It is a prospect I am not looking forward to at all. This choice has been imposed upon me by a section of the public that most probably has no understanding of Economics at all.
Brexit is a gamble and Britain is now officially a Nation of Gamblers
Brexit is quite simply a gamble. It’s like backing a 100 to 1 outsider. Brexit has turned the whole country into a nation of gamblers betting irresponsibly on uncertainties. Many people who voted for Brexit did so based solely on: their own personal opinions and what effects them personally; what upsets them about Britain, their own prejudices, their uncharitableness towards others in need of assistance; their own interpretation of what Brexit meant to them without considering the larger picture and the long term consequences for Britain as a whole. Many of these people most probably voted for the first time and probably have little genuine interest in politics, fiscal policy and economics nor in General Elections. How can we trust this section of the public to make the right choices for Britain? How can it be that Britain could so willingly sacrifice: reason, intelligence and it’s economic future for the sake of prejudice and bigotry.
In some ways I feel sorry for Theresa May speeding off to the United States to meet Donald Trump. The reality is that she has no choice she has to be seen to be making the best of it. May has to be seen to getting a good deal otherwise Brexit is just going to look like the flop it already is. The EU is sticking to it’s guns and is going to make it hard for Britain. Yes it’s going to be a Hard Brexit after all but May feels that she deflect and distract from all this by harking back to the ‘Special Relationship’ that her predecessor forged with another questionable president running the USA. To me it all smacks of desperation since Trump has openly said that it will be ‘America First’ so really what does Theresa May really hope to gain from her US visit to Trump?
Continue reading A desperate Theresa May hovers around the crumbs on offer at Trump’s Table
We will be looking at recent speeches in the Commons by Jeremy Corbyn and how his speeches seem to conflict with his plans to let Theresa May and her Tories have a free hand, unchallenged in processing their Brexit plans through Parliament. Is the Labour Party now colluding with the Tories to get a swift Brexit. Should not the Labour Party be opposing Theresa May and her government in their attempts to speed through what is essentially the product of a right wing and extreme right movement. Brexit is loosing momentum and support on a daily basis as it becomes clearer of what the consequences to the British Economy will be with the value of the Pound steadily dropping and the prospect of a hard Brexit looming. The Labour Party would be best served preaching good sense and be thinking what is best for Britain and the British Economy rather than attempting to gain electoral advantage by courting support from right wing voters.
Continue reading Is Jeremy Corbyn being duplicitous by not seeking to defeat Brexit?
Should the Labour Party split? The answer to this is probably yes. I was reminded of this only a few days ago when I had an disagreement with my Partner’s father. Both of us have been Labour forever and would never change but we have such a difference of opinion as to what direction the Labour Party should take and where it should stand in the political spectrum which reminded me that this is the current status quo in the Labour movement as it stands. It was as though we both voted for 2 separate and unconnected political parties. Both of us had ideas about what the Labour Party should represent but both our ideas had nothing in common with each other they were so dissimilar and disjunctive.
Continue reading Should the Labour Party Split? The time is right for a New Labour Party
Have you taken a moment to understand that Brexit will be bad for Britain. It’s now getting obvious that there will be no good deal for the U.K from our European partners and why should there be. Theresa May is emphatic that we will succeed in getting a good deal for Britain but this is mainly just Tory arrogance. Why should we believe that we are a special case deserving of the best or a better deal than anyone else. This has always been our attitude to Europe we somehow have this notion that we are more deserving or best placed to have special rights. Well no more because the European Union are going to make an example of us : how dare they leave. They will make it hard with no special deals. It is in their interests of survival that we are made an example of: isn’t that just so obvious. They are not going to make us a nice cosy deal otherwise all the other European Union Countries will want to leave under similar cosy little arrangements. Theresa May already knows this because she has been attempting to find friends in Europe since being given the messy job of being the Brexit Prime Minister. She can’t find friend nor favour and time is quickly running out. Despite this Theresa May is sitting pretty and brimming with confidence so you have to wonder why. Well the answer to this lies in the simple rule of Conservative Party undeclared policy: Simply blame someone else for the mess that they might find themselves in. So when it all goes horribly wrong and when the British Public are complaining that they have received a hard Brexit and prices have risen, people have lost jobs and Inflation has rocketed who will be to blame: Well You of course. The British Public will be to blame for making Theresa May do this economically Hara-Kiri. Theresa May is sitting pretty and pressing ahead with this economic suicide because you, the British Public, wanted her to. Yes your to blame for Brexit : you the bigots and small-minded people who actually bothered, probably for the first time in your lives, to go to the polling stations. Who else is to blame well David Cameron of course for encouraging the small-minded bigots to rally for their cause and in letting them express their misguided opinions.
Then you have to ask yourselves who benefits from Brexit. Well Theresa May and the Conservatives stand to benefit from the stupidity of Brexit by inheriting a Thatcherite Utopia of a low wage economy with high unemployment and high inflation which Thatcher sought to bring about and exploited by eroding wages and working conditions for U.K. citizens and workers. This is what Theresa May wants for U.K citizens and when this happens the metamorphosis of may into Margerat Thatcher II ( no spelling mistake I assure you) will be complete.
And finally to those of you who are saying that there will be a British Economic Boom as a result of Brexit and our isolationist stance falsely believing that there will be more jobs and better opportunities for British workers well here is a small lesson in Economics.
Any downturn in the Economy such as higher levels of inflation reduces people’s spending power and as such sales are reduced. Higher inflation and a weak pound may make us appealing to exports but exactly who we will be exporting to is in serious doubt because the US will also be attempting economic isolation and Europe simply will not be playing ball with us. High inflation makes us all worse off so we spend less sending our economy into further decline and recession. Recession results in job losses and under Tory control will also result in erosion of wages and workers rights. Higher unemployment again results in less affluence and reduced spending which also results in more benefit payments and increased financial burdens on Central Government which then results in higher levels of taxation and or borrowing. Thus increasing the deficit.
Well they have finally admitted it now there is not going to be any Christmas Cheer coming your way from Theresa May and her Conservative Party Government. They have finally been forced to release their unpleasant news in the Budget of last week. This is a gloomy forecast indeed and is in stark contrast to Theresa May‘s previous promise to be a Party for people and working people especially. There is no good news or hope to be taken from the November 2016 Budget and the financial forecasts: just more Jams (just about managing) and no Creams at all for the majority of people. Then add on to all this the stupidity of pressing ahead with Brexit and the resulting higher inflation and devaluing of people’s wages and living standards and you have more and more ‘jams'( Just About Managing). So there is no good news ahead for those that are presently ‘jams’ ( just about managing ) and those that are not currently ‘jams’ the bad news is that with a hard Brexit looming ahead you soon will be. The only sense that I can make of it all is that Theresa May in reality wants a low wage, high inflation and high unemployment economy the same as her cherished predecessor ‘Margaret Thatcher‘ , who is after all her idol and the politician she most aspires to resemble. This similar set of circumstances gave Margerat Thatcher (not a misspelling I assure you) the opportunity to punish the working classes and divide them to the point from which they are still yet to recover and come to their senses. Due to a set of very similar economic circumstances she was able to drive down wages, erode workers rights, divide traditional loyalties and worst of all she made snobs of the working class and all because of a high inflation, high unemployment economy which was favourable to her extreme policies. This was the Thatcherite Utopia to which Theresa May now also aspires to and this is why she is so keen to be pressing ahead with Brexit despite the gloomy economic forecasts. Theresa May and her Conservative Government cannot and should not be trusted as she is not acting in the interests of Great Britain or the UK Economy.
I simply fail to understand that people cannot grasp this simple concept. Brexit will create high inflation and make us all worse off. The devaluing of the pound has made this quite clear in the run up to jumping off the cliff and if we continue then this situation will only worsen. Spelled out this means that we cannot buy our imported goods as cheaply as we do now. Since we rely so much on imported goods (no Britain could not achieve self sufficiency as many Brexiteers believe) so we will all have to pay more for these goods because of a weak pound. Now add on to this the hard Brexit that will occur because of our poor relationship with Europe and then you get Trade Tariffs as well. At the moment we have no Trade Tariffs with European Union. So slap that on the price of our imported goods and you have got to realise that everything is going to be so much more expensive. Inflation devalues your wages and makes you worse off. So is that clear enough now? Do you still want to get out of the European Union under such adverse conditions jumping from the frying pan? Are you willing to make yourselves worse off simply because of your dislike of foreigners and immigration? Yes there may be more jobs as a result of Brexit but you will also be giving the Conservatives the kind of climate they thrive in : namely a high inflation and low wage economy which gives them the opportunity to erode workers rights and working conditions and drive down wages. Britain will be going backwards to the 1880’s as in the Victorian Slum times again if we have this stupid Brexit either that or we all be living like Tom and Barbara from ‘The Good Life‘ TV sitcom because that is what these Brexiteers have envisaged for us : Britain on it’s own again living the self-sufficient lifestyle. Tom and Barbara’s attempts to be self-sufficient were the laughable subject matter for a slightly amusing TV sitcom and Brexit will have the same effect but extended far beyond Tom and Barbara’s back garden and make us all, here in Britain, the laughing stock of Europe.
Also do not look to the United States of America for help and special trade agreements. Donald Trump has been elected to President of the United States based upon his protectionist stance in terms of trade. In effect he is going to limit imports and force Americans to buy American made products. That is exactly how he intends to revive and re-energize the American Economy.
Forgive me if I am wrong but I was under the impression that the Brexit Referendum was an Opinion Poll and if the result would be in favour then exit from the European Union would be investigated to see if an exit was deemed favourable to Britain socially and economically, then if these conditions could be satisfied then we would leave. It was never my understanding that the outcome of the vote had to be followed to the letter. It appears that instead we have a knee jerk reaction to public opinion so we go running off like a headless chicken running into the darkness of the unknown.
The Brexit Circus is the only Show in Town
It seems that Britain has been mesmerised by the stupidity of Brexit, Cameron and Farage to the point where we are no longer able to make rational decisions. Britain is now a headless Body: a mere avatar for Nigel Farage’s and Boris Johnson’s own political ambitions. Now we have let utter stupidity take over over from common sense in the same way that Hitler came to power in Nazi Germany. Meanwhile the Politicians are falling over one another like a bunch of clowns showing a total lack of judgement because they are more concerned about being unpopular, so they now work for the Brexit Circus following the Brexit opinion: their concerns are more about worrying about hanging onto power than making shrewd and correct political judgements that are in the best interests of Britain as a whole. They should realise that even though Brexit came in as a yes to leave vote that not all those that voted to leave would necessarily show the same allegiance to a singular political party in a General Election situation.
Continue reading The Stupidity of Brexit, Cameron and Farage
Who the hell does Theresa May believe she is suggesting that she is championing the working classes in today’s Britain. It just goes to show how out of touch she is and her words are just insulting to working people. This is Theresa May’s attempt to brainwash the working class into believing that the Conservative Party led by her represent the interests of the working classes. It is patronizing, insulting and in bad taste. There are people in Britain who already work hard: damn hard in fact but who get virtually nothing for their endeavours. The Minimum Wage is just a joke and some in Britain are working 60+ hours a week just to scratch a living. Theresa May is now attempting to re-write the Conservative Party History by claiming it champions the working classes where in actual fact history tells us that the Conservatives have traditionally eroded workers rights over the years and took away power from the unions. You have to remember that it is only European Law that is defending the last battalions of Workers Rights and now consider that the Tories are the ones that will be taking us out of Europe. The right wing of the Tory Party have been trying to erode these Workers Rights for years and now that the right wing of the Tories are in total control this should surely be sending out some very strong Warning Signals to the Workers and Working People in the UK. If Not then Why Not?
Continue reading Margaret Thatcher wanted to castrate the working class now Theresa May wants to brainwash them
It’s been a week now since the Labour Party Conference 2016 and I am still unclear about what Socialism for the 21st Century actually means. Socialism for the 21st Century is more than just this Sound Bite and Socialism is not just about being nice to everybody Mr Corbyn: it’s a system of Economics. Socialism does have the end result of being nicer and a whole lot fairer than Capitalism but that is only as a result of having real socialist policies to back it up. I just get the feeling that JeremyCorbyn’s interpretation of Socialism is just the end result without implementing the system to actually make it happen. Up to now and perhaps for sometime to come I will continue to support Mr Corbyn as the most viable left wing candidate but my support is not blind and there are limits. For me the limit is when I think and believe that Mr Corbyn cannot deliver a proper version of Socialism for the Labour Party backed up by an economic strategy to match the ideology. That time is getting close with this new development and lack of understanding shown by Mr Corbyn and his team who seem to have resorted to dropping in Sound Bites instead of real policy.
Is Mr Corbyn’s idea of Socialism just another Blair Style interpretation?
Jeremy Corbyn needs to understand that he cannot have the ideology and ambitions of Socialism without having some resemblance to an economic and fiscal policy that resembles in some way the ideas of Sidney Webb who introduced the concept of socialism to the Labour Party with an introduction of Clause IV as a part of its Constitution. It was only at this point that the Labour Movement actually became a Socialist Movement. Recent Labour Party administrations have attempted to retain the ideology of socialism and abandon the commitment to Clause IV and it’s economic and fiscal systems which it implies. Most notably Tony Blair but what you got in return was a watered down version of Socialism with an unstable fiscal policy and economic approach. This smoke and mirrors approach to Socialism is no longer viable because more often than not it ends up with a government which has lofty ambitions and ideals without any means to fund it’s ambitions. This, as we saw in the case of Blair / Brown, led to out of control public borrowing which eventually leads to a form of bankruptcy.
Continue reading You cannot just take the Ideology out of Socialism Mr Corbyn: it’s a system of Economics