Monthly Archives: December 2015

Hit the road David Cameron and don’t come no more.


Thought I would get this song in to sum up David Cameron check it out:

 

Merry Xmas and Happy New Year to all good will people. Remember that there will be people who won’t get no supper tonight, they have been evicted from their accommodation,  going through a divorce, separation and family problems.   Worse of all being homeless at this time of the year.

Next year Local Government elections 2016 which includes Police Crime Commissioners and Mayor Elections opposition parties in some cases do well in most Local Government elections whilst the press will continue to be negative towards National Labour Party.

Remember wining by-elections, and Labour safe seats are one thing but wining in marginal seats is another which puts it to prospective then you know that Labour is within a chance of a victory come the general elections in 2020. I kid you all not. This is what a Chinese elder said to me whilst taking time out from campaigning.

Our task is to ensure Labour candidates gets elected to as many seats as possible and to be ready to do our part to knock on every door to convince the public why they should use their vote(s) for Labour. Local Government budgets has been the hardest hit since they came into office and it is up to us all to spread this message across to the voters coupled by cuts in our local police, fire, social services, dust bin collections, and local flooding to name a few.

It is my understanding that some parts of UK have Local Elections or Mayor and Police Crime Commissioner Elections. Then there is the Scottish Parliament where Labour needs to contest all the seats to gain a Labour victory and to gain more in roads. Some people will say that Labour is finished in Scotland and say that in Scotland we have a new Labour Leader who is committed to fight for Scotland. Old Chinese saying “Wisdom Comes In All Directions”.

"Hey David Cameron Hit The Road and Don't Come Back"

“Hey David Cameron Hit The Road and Don’t Come Back”

I would urge where there is no elections being called in other regions or wards Labour activists please help out in other wards or regions by contacting the regional offices or branch secretaries who would be glad to receive as much assistance to gain a Labour victory.

Just remember this whilst out campaigning and canvassing for Labour votes:

Well it comes as no surprise that a damning report slipped out by the Department of Work and Pensions reveals 78 per cent of those hit by the cruel tax are left penniless by the end of each month. The bedroom tax leaves nearly four out of five people penniless by the month end, as Department works and Pension department has revealed 78 per cent of those clobbered by the cruel Tax are left penniless by the end of each month.

Three-quarters of people affected said they had cut back on food. Almost half had cut back on heating, and a third on travel.

And just 23 per cent had received assistance from the hardship fund set up to help the hardest-hit.

“This damning independent report published by the DWP itself shows how this brutal and unfair policy deliberately drives people deeper and deeper in to poverty,” said Labour’s shadow work and pensions secretary Owen Smith.

“It’s shameful especially in the run up to Christmas and New year that 80 per cent of people hit by the Bedroom Tax regularly run out of money by the end of the week or month.”

Just to bring back to you checkout this Youtube:

 

 

The report confirmed the Bedroom Tax “had an impact on some claimants’ health and emotional well-being”. It said “the most vulnerable reporting experiences of stress and worry”.

And it revealed just one in nine people were able to escape the tax by downsizing into a smaller home – blowing apart the Government case for introducing the cruel policy.

So in a nutshell who can blame Campaigners for being furious with the report was slipped out by the DWP among a deluge of documents just as MPs left Parliament for the Christmas break.

“The DWP’s own evaluation finds the ‘bedroom tax’ is not only pushing families into hardship but it’s also failing to free up more accommodation for families – the key argument ministers used to justify this controversial policy,” said Alison Garnham, of the Child Poverty Action Group.

“This is a long and deep look at a hugely controversial policy – it really should not have been released just as MPs rise for Christmas.”

"Hey I'm here to make the poor pay I want to privatize all public services just the United States."

“Hey I’m here to make the poor pay I want to privatize all public services just like the United States.”

Oh what a surprise that the Tories took out the trash. In an attempt to bury bad news the Government issued 424 announcements, including 36 ministerial statements.

The Conservative spin chiefs deliberately unleashed the blizzard of information so that embarrassing news is hidden in the avalanche.

A damning report on the Bedroom Tax, cuts to the police and the spiralling bill for special advisers were just some of news they tried to hide.

Then there as PM’s travel bill, the long-awaited report on the Muslim Brotherhood and an increase in court charges.

Our police budget is being cut at a time when united kingdom is on high alert from terrorist attack this is despite a pledge by George Osborne to protect police budgets.

The Chancellor announced in last month’s spending review there would be no cuts the policing budget.

He bragged(smarmy git): “The police protect us so we will protect the police.”

But a Home Office statement released yesterday revealed that the central government funding for police forces is being reduced by 2.3% a year – an estimated £41million.

Any additional money will have to come from local government – but town hall budgets are also being slashed.

How ironic the Conservative Government pledged that they will spend within their means to rid the debt that Labour left behind only to find that they are spending over £10million of our hard earn money in taxes to recruit more spin doctors and advisors promising to cut the cost of politics, the Tories now have 97 special advisers costing the taxpayer £11.1m last year.

While 5.3m public sector workers have been hit with pay freeze, the Conservatives have found money to pay for nearly 100 spin doctors and political aides – up from 71 when they came to power in 2010.

At the same time, George Osborne has slashed the money given to opposition parties to help them hold the Government to account.

Oh let’s not forget the icing on the cake Local Government is facing cuts the Communities Secretary Greg Clark announced the spending review meant overall funding for councils will fall by 2.8% in 2016/17.

Under the funding settlement for 2016-17, councils’ “spending power” per dwelling will fall from £1,881 this year to £1,829.

Labour’s Jon Trickett said: “The central message is just the same as always – it’s cuts, cuts and more cuts.”

He told Mr Clark: “You admit to a cash decrease of £200 million between now and 2019/20, but you forget to say that the additional spending pressures amount to at least £6.3 billion, according to the LGA.

“This is the scale of the cuts which will be inflicted on our communities by this settlement.”

I don’t know whether to laugh or cry (Boohoo) Figures released by the Government also show the Prime Minister spent £713,182 on jetting around the world between April and October this year, including visits the Caribbean, the States, Indonesia, Vietnam, Germany and Portugal.

The Cabinet Office also released the gifts received by the Prime Minister since April this year. These include a glass art platter from First Lady Michelle Obama, two rugs from the Prime Minister of Pakistan and a watch from German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

And they revealed the politicians wined and dined at the PM’s country retreat of Chequers.

Before entering No 10 Mr Cameron claimed there was “too much money is spent on pay for staff and going on foreign trips.”

Let’s face it David Cameron hit the road and don’t come back. Withholding benefits from EU migrants for up to four years has become stalemate there was no chance of getting this deal in the first place. Nor do I concur with Labour position to withdraw benefits for two years either. So it’s no wonder David Cameron is hanging on to a shoestring by inviting likeminded EU leaders to propose other ways to address the UKIP issue about immigration damn if he does and damn if he does not come to mind. Granted there will always be some bad apples that will abuse our Welfare system but the vast majority who enters the UK do contribute to our economy. The idea that EU citizens will work for half the price of our national minimum wage or living wage as expressed by the media is a case of a myth.

Yes there is no doubt there are rouge recruiting companies in some cases will abuse the tax system. The establishment should take a more hard-line with them by closing the loopholes and continue to introduce more stringent legislation to clampdown on those companies.

Time for Labour activists to do our best to help rid David Cameron from 10 Downing Street and tell him and the rest of the conservatives to hit the Road Jack and don’t come back.

 

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Royal Air Force (RAF) went to war because parliament ordered them too


I decided to use two youtube to show what the knock on affect that can persuade a Member of Parliament to vote for and against to war:

 

The decision to use bombs from the air is not an easy one and dear I say it, it’s up to all MPs to vote on their

Now we know what the vote is and for those who don’t know here it is:

The amendment resolution to parliament results as follow:

Ayes: 211

Noes: 390

Government Motion

Ayes:397

Noes: 223

I would like to make it very clear that I hold no malice against any of our Labour Member Of Parliament (MP) who voted for and against the ISIS as it was a free vote and they will have to justify the decision to their constituents. There is doubt the tone of language that David Cameron has alleged to use Terrorist Sympathisers does not help the situation. The words alleged Terrorist Sympathisers is unbecoming of the Prime Minister and he should make a public apology to the house.  On saying this I concur that the Conservatives should have allowed a free vote on bombing of ISIS too.

No Member Of Parliament can be deselected on a vote which was decided by the party leader to be a ‘free vote’. The term ‘free’ means it isn’t whipped, therefore MPs can vote how they like. Sick to the back teeth of seeing people with no knowledge of our party, attacking MPs for doing what their conscious believes to be right. You don’t have to agree with them, but at least have an adult debate, not behaving like squabbling children because something hasn’t gone the way you’d like and then threaten de-selection on grounds that don’t exist. Also before anyone starts, I would have probably voted against strikes, but it doesn’t mean I don’t understand the views of those MPs who voted for. It’s called democracy.

After listening and lobbying various Parliamentarians both from the past and present I sense that there was an atmosphere between the Conservatives and Labour this is the worst kind of politics I’ve come across in a long time. Whatever I may think of both of the Leader of Labour Party or The Leader of Conservatives I can concur that there are personal circumstances that I’m against the bombing in Syria which I will not go into it.

 

The bombing of ISIS has gone up a notch with UK playing its part with the coalition forces. What comes to mind is:

1) What is the long term solution to Syria in the event of Assad stepping down to allow free democratic elections?

2) Will this be another mess left by the coalition like what they did in Afghanistan, and Iraq where the rebels or only for another Jihadist group and taking control of both countries as the coalition leaves Syria?

I had long put the argument that the Middle East has to take a bigger role by helping its allies to provide ground troops on their soil with European arm forces to provide them with training and not providing weapons. I’m sure that lessons has or should have been learned if you provide the weapons to the rebel forces they will use it our arm forces or sell the weapons on to their enemies this is what happened the last time around.

Lastly, frankly I’m fed up with people who spent years campaigning against Labour, stood against our candidates or voted for other parties now trying to dictate who should or should not be a Labour Party member. They are demanding we think their way or else using the old Sid Spart agit-prop technique of trying to drown out and intimidate voices who disagree with their warmed over and orchestrated cant. Yeah! How many Socialist Party or TUSC MP’s or Councillors have you had elected or is the re-education of the Proletariat behind schedule?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chancellor of the exchequer finds funding to bomb Syria


Have we really seen the end of the Jaws of Doom over cuts to recent announcement to the chancellor’s budget?

The nutshell answer is a resounding no. Here we have a chancellor who loves to make capital out of playing party politics by giving in one hand and taking in the other hand is not on.

Conservatives still maintain that they are the party of working people what a damn cheek. Now who has been hoodwinked. Voters to vote for them now realized that the dangling carrots were nothing but a smoke screen by claiming that they would not cut working tax credits only for conservatives to put it to the vote and won in parliament only for the House of Lords to reject the proposal which they sent very strong message stop playing with people’s livelihood.  hjkb

If you think this the end then I say this is another wakeup call and start to smell the coffee all what the chancellor has offered is a temporary measures for the next round of cuts to be more hard hitting for the next budget to hit the police force, NHS, local government, housing benefits, disability benefits, universal credit which comes in effect 2018. He is more concerned about his canny image and in the hope that he has done enough to convince the backbenchers of the Conservatives to vote for him to replace David Cameron instead of Boris Johnson, and Theresa May.

Okay so Labour has made one or two small gains from u turns by the conservatives it’s nothing more than dangling a carrot in front of a donkey to justify the end of austerity in actual fact this spending review is one of the tightest in post war history.

How ironic that successive establishment always targets the less well-off and in most cases hit student bursaries for education and training budgets. So it’s no wonder why this government has changed the way you register to vote. They’ve made it harder for young voters, students, elderly or vulnerable people and those who more house. Yet the establishment can find the money to go to war.

As much as I loathe the Conservatives for hoodwinking many voters telling them one thing and then sticking two fingers at them now seems to find the funds available to support a war first against the Assad regime and lost the vote in Parliament then they decided to use the funds to bomb ISIS.

Yes I’m against the booming of any country and putting RAF in the air and possible ground forces. Whilst I comprehend there is a need for self-defence of their nation but at what price. I’m sure that many will concur that ISIS need to be ridden but one has to ask the question who created this situation in the first place. I still think there needs a proper plan in place for the long term solution by using political solution to freeze their assets and involve the Middle East to play a more active role by working with their western counterpart by providing their troops on the ground instead of using tokenism.

If after all the process fails then it’s a case of returning to the UN resolution to provide a full scale military action under chapter 7.hfv

It’s alleged that the establishment does not have enough votes from MPs to back air strikes against ISIS in Syria. It’s further purported that Tories had talks with Labour MPs but maintained that they are still in discussions to build a case and further admits it would be harder to receive support if Labour mandates their MPs to vote against air strikes. It now seems the Conservatives are robbing their hands and shouting out a laud YES, YES.

There is another side of the coin there are parents of sons, daughters, and vise versa who are serving members of the arm forces who are on standby waiting for their orders from the government and they are not in a position to speak their mind which they have to be above party politics they too need to be listened to also. This is hard task for any nations to decide to send troops in any country and the loss of lives. Nor am I going to go down the road of say look at what happened during WW2 as it would be wrong to use this as an example as the situation is totally different now to then. ISIS is more of a death cult who misrepresents Islam for their own gains. My concerns are not just of ISIS a lone but it must become ISIS Mark 2 against Assad regime. Yes I acknowledge that Assad has committed crimes against his own people and there must be a long term solution to address the whole of the Middle East. jhlu

Whilst I may not fully agree with the Stop the war stance at times they also have a voice too and yes I have been on their demos during the Blair years calling for stop the war in Afghanistan, and Iraq somehow the Labour establishment ignored the protest and went on to send the troops.

Most Muslims stand shoulder to shoulder against any form of terrorism it gained very little coverage. I know of cases of the far right groups still do not recognize Muslims have spoken out against the vile group ISIS yet they continue with their wide range vile tone against Muslims. So on this grounds I think Jeremy Corbyn is right to offer a free vote to the parliamentary Labour Party but he should have done his homework more properly and by looking at the Cameron statement line by line and put forward a more coherent argument why he disagreed and bring on board the PLP instead having a bullet through his head. Let’s not forget the honeymoon is fast coming to an end Jeremy Corbyn.

I have to say my patience is beginning to wear thin in our leadership of the party I do hope to see a stronger leader leading the party in the six months’ time. Remember there is a underline message I’m sending out and we as a party needs to win as much seats as possible. Note to all I’m not advocating a leadership challenge it’s more of showing of leadership qualities to lead the party. This implies that Labour has no position on Syria which I’m very disappointed. As a member of Labour I too have an opinion and who happens to believe in social justice, equality for all, and Labour being a broad church and firmly believe that as a party we are better off in the centre ground of politics.