Monday, 31 August 2015

Infiltrating Labour ? They should be so lucky.

Oh my goodness, 300,000 people have infiltrated the Labour party just so they can vote for Andy Burham, no, hang on that should be Liz Kendall. 
It's bizarre isn't it, I can't think of a single thing that Andy Burnham has said or done that would make me want to join the Labour Party.  More than that, I can't think of Andy think Andy Burnham has done, although I think he was sort of in charge of the NHS, or a junior Minister then shadow Minister for Health.
Usually, I have little sympathy for people who claim not to know who politicians are, I mean how hard is it in the age of the internet and 24 hour news ?

Anyway, back to the main point, it's not Andy Burnham, or Liz Kendall, its Jeremy Corbyn. Apparently, according to some in the Labour Party, the Labour Party has been infiltrated by hard left Trotskyists and they are going to determine the outcome of the Labour Leadership Election.
Now thanks to their new leadership election system about 600,000 are entitled to vote to select the Labour Leader.  All these voters can cast 2nd and third preferences, so for Jeremy Corbyn to win he needs the support of around half those who vote, that is potentially 300,000 people,

Now if there really were 300,000 Trotskyists in the UK, they wouldn't have to join the Labour Party, they would already be the largest political party in the UK.   The reality is that Trotskyists number a few thousand, not ten or hundreds of thousands.
The alarming thing is that it shows that Labour MPs don't understand the appeal of Jeremy Corbyn. just as they don't understand the appeal of UKIP.

Question of the week

Why aren't ghosts naked ?  I can understand the concept of people dying and coming back as 'ghosts' but do their clothes die too ?  Can ghosts change their clothes ? Are they fashion conscious ?
Can ghosts see other ghosts ?

Friday, 14 August 2015

Conservative attacks on Corbyn

The Conservative Party has released figures saying that Jeremy  Corbyn's policies come with a £42 Billion price tag. £42 Billion !  Is that all ???   I mean that would hardly a be a blip to George Osborne.

George Osborne promised to end the gap between what the Government spends and what it gets in taxes in one Parliament.  He failed, and failed big time. HIs figures were out so much that even £42 billion wouldn't help much.

The cost to the taxpayer of the financial crash in 2008 makes £42 billion look like small change.
Last week George Osborne was selling off Government owned share in a Bank at 2/3 of the price the taxpayer paid for them. This is described by him as a 'good deal' .  But then this is the Chancellor who benefits form the enormous tax breaks of a family trust fun. Have you dear reader got a family trust fund ?  I thought not.  Funny what we can afford to fund, tax breaks for the very rich and what we can't afford - housing benefit for under 23 year olds.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Tony Blair's counterproductive attacks on Corbyn

The cardinal rule of influencing people: never tell them that they’re wrong. Instead, search for the part of them that agrees with you, and amplify that. Voters, in any electorate, are people, and people are not logic machines. We think with our feelings

Monday, 10 August 2015

Migrants ?

migrant crisis