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Only time will tell if the prime minister survives


Theresa May reminds me of the original song of Don’t Cry For Me Argentina

Wow don’t know, whether to cry or knock my head around a brick wall over Theresa May apology to her cabinet ministers for her incompetence and mismanagement of the election manifesto. This remind me of a song Don’t Cry For Me Argentina.
This is very rich coming from Gavin Barwell “Anger over Brexit and austerity caused the Tories to lose seats and Labour had tapped into concerns about the impact of years of years of public sector pay freezes and that his party must do more to listen to Remain voters concern”. Could this be his retaliation reply for losing his Croydon Central seat.
Got to hand it to May for wittingly delaying the Queen Speech on the grounds of she is afraid of going to the Queen to let Labour to form a government as her on ministers are very desperate to save face by wanting this sweetheart deal with Democratic Unionists Party(DUP).
It’s no wonder why Arlene Foster is alleged to say “deal between DUP and Tories could be a tremendous opportunity for Northern Ireland”. In other words kiss my arise first and give us more money to play with our voters and we will open up the heavens and bring forth rain to save you mam. This will come as no surprise that Scotland and Wales would want to benefit in a similar way for any cash boost as well.
Already we are seeing the cracks unfolded for ex-prime minister Sir John Major to say “he is dubious about the idea and its impact on peace process”.
John Major and Maggie Thatcher who were the former prime ministers were responsible for introducing and action PFI to sell of mental health homes, and hospitals, and ridding the cleaning services in NHS by introducing the private sector into the NHS to do the cleaning of hospital wards.
George Osborne also said “The government not to change its economic strategy after being left without a commons majority. A so-called end to austerity would lead to a loss of economic credibility”.
Cor blimey, I would never in a million years would I have thought that I would concur with the former Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne calling “Theresa May   dead woman walking” who now is the editor of the Evening Standard.
David Cameron also said “Theresa May will have to listen to other parties as she reviews her Brexit strategy in the wake of the election. There would be pressure for a softer exit from the EU after his party did not win an election majority.
It’s very noticeable the former heavy weights of frontbenchers in Conservatives are coming out in force shooting warning shots to Theresa May to get her act together. David Cameron who gave the nation the referendum vote and he lost the vote decided to resign from politics and sucking up to EU by informing them he will win the referendum.It is said that a week in politics is a long time. I would like some answers from any Conservative members is what do you think of your dear leader, who is weak and wobbly leader, are you just waiting for the backstabbing Johnson to take the helm which he can always deny as much as he wants. He will still be keeping his eyes on ways how to stab his leader with the handle of the knife from behind the scenes.
What I don’t understand is during the campaign trail your dear leader did not want to have a face to face debate with her equal which made her look like a sausage am I missing something as some of your Conservative Supporters have said quietly that she should resign post general elections?
To put the icing on the cake because of a hung parliament they decided to go into a sweetheart deal with the Democratic Unionist Party(DUP) which already a representative is in Northern Ireland wittingly that the DUP has a anti gay and abortion policies and the Scottish Conservative leader is in panic mode with all the assurances in the world you can’t change a leopard spots it’s like eating very soggy rice.
The tide has turned again we have another hung parliament, Conservatives were eight seats short of an overall majority and they turned to DUP have concurred in principle a confidence and supply deal to support a Tory government. This maybe a conspiracy theory in return it looks like two of Theresa May advisors had to be banished into the wilderness or face a leadership challenge by her ministers.
Forgive me if I have my doubts I don’t have any confidence of a Conservative Government on the grounds of witnessing 18 years of underfunding in our public services and decimation of the manufacturing industries during my teenage years as it was more about loads of money to the private sectors and most of all greed.
Question needs to be answered as to why thousands of votes were not included in the results in Plymouth Sutton and Devonport, have I missed a trick or two or has the constituency have muggings written on their foreheads call me syndical for mentioning it in the public domain.
The Tories are on the ropes nationally and it looks like those who had previously refused to serve on Labour’s shadow cabinet under , are ready to serve now.
I don’t think Conservatives will last for very long it’s just not good enough to say “I got you in this mess and I will get you out of it”. Voters wants to see substances, job security, more investment in public services and local government.
Surely something must be done to address the rating cost of foreign package holidays and imported computer games help to push the UK inflation rate up to 2.9% last month from 2.7% in April. The latest inflation rate is the highest since June 2013, and above the Bank of England’s 2% target. The price of food and clothing also went up slightly but fuel is alleged to have fallen for a third month in a row. The pick up in inflation is likely to continue the squeeze on consumers. Theresa May need to address this urgently as foodbanks, soup kitchens, and homelessness continue to increasing rapidly people want action to be taken and not just giving the talk and not doing the walk.

The Guardian has been doing some analysis of the election result and has found some quite startling things:
Labour’s percent of share went up best in areas where the average income has risen the most since David Cameron’s Tories came to office in 2010. By contrast, the seats with the largest falls in income saw the highest increases in the Tory vote. The poorest seats in England saw the biggest Tory advances from 2015.
Turnout went up by the most in seats with a higher percent of young voters and students: this explains why Labour took Canterbury (For instance).
The education divide is also growing. Labour used to do much better with voters on lower education levels. However in 2010 and 2015, this pattern was reversed, and has continued to do so in 2017.
Give credit where it’s due, the Guardian puts it eloquently,” Britain’s class politics has been turned completely upside down in 2017. Wealthy professionals in leafy suburbs have swung behind a Labour leader who pledges to sharply increase their taxes, while it was struggling blue-collar workers in deprived and declining seats who were most attracted by the party of austerity cuts to public services and welfare.”
I would urge the Prime Minister should rethink its Brexit strategy, Social Care, more investments in public and civil services most importantly the disabled, mental health, learning disabilities, young and grey powers following last week’s election. For the PM to survive she should be more open and transparent to our nation if not she will not survive. On saying this I would rather have a Labour Government in power instead of a Conservative who are willing to do sweetheart deals with Democratic Unionist Party(DUP) only time will tell if the prime minister survives.

My thoughts on Local and Metro Mayoral Election results


It’s no surprise that Conservatives won four out of six new Metro Mayoral Elections which includes West Midlands, Tees Valley, Cambridge, and Peterborough. In kind, I take the view it’s better to have won two seats than none (Manchester and Liverpool). Some of our traditional Labour voters in some of our heartlands turned to UKIP as they were speaking their language then afterwards winning the Brexit argument they abandon them, they turned their attention towards the Conservatives which is very worrying times if Labour does not address this issue quickly.
There is no denying that the Conservatives have gained in council seats and mayoral elections by winning 11 new councils, and also holding on to their existing seats to form a majority, of course all the commenters will say that Labour will lose with high opinion polls indicating of high gains in the General Elections for the Conservatives. Intriguingly this reminds me of the old fart(Donald Trump) quoting fake news when he wants to promote positives and can’t get his way then he takes to twitter when he was receiving a battering in the opinion polls and the press. Well this is expected as the press and media are paid to sell their newspapers and to increase their readerships This brings me to the question how effective is any political parties with large membership if they don’t come out and help to get the votes for the political parties they are representing on the doorsteps to get any political party into power with a very clear message why they deserve your vote or have political parties gone very complacent to the extent they think that low turn outs is the business. Well I can put my hand on my heart and say this not acceptable and this trend needs to change now, not tomorrow. This election should have been about local issues such as street cleaning, investment in community centres, schools, parks, roadworks, nurseries, and street lighting but instead it’s been marred by national issues such as Brexit and personalities.

Here is a reminder to all feel free to watch this youtube:

It is alleged that local government elections count towards the results which party will hold the keys to number 10 Downing St, this is false on the grounds of its local parties decides what local issues that affect their wards which helps to build towards the local government policies to enhance to the quality of life in their wards. Most voters will vote on issues that impact on their lifestyles and what political party best represent them and when political parties get out of favour with the voters, voters are like marmite like it or not they get voted out to pave the way for a new government in waiting.
No doubt that there will be winners and losers in any elections which the democratic process has been resolved at the ballot boxes. The other side of the coin is some parties may continue to play the blame game and their lack of failures to look at the root causes of why they lost the elections and it’s just not good enough just giving a good talk and not taking action as voters will see through it they will vote for other parties with a heavy heart instead or they will refuse to vote. In all political parties there will be always be infighting between the so called left and right which really does not help as the public views it as a political party can’t get its act together. When this happens voters can only take so much before they vote for other political parties into office.
Not long ago the Conservatives were fighting amongst themselves and they were very unpopular at the time but they still managed to last for eighteen years in power. The voters in turn paved the way for New Labour to take office in 1997. They spoke in a language that the centre ground understood very well and they continued to vote Labour. About right now some people will be chocking on their breakfast, coffee, lunch, or dinner by mentioning this part of history that the Conservatives will want to bury and forget. (Nasty Party image)
Any political parties can have increase in membership, but does it really translate to influencing the voters to vote in a particular way. To the Jones and Smiths it means nothing to them unless it affects their bread and butter issues. Local turns out are different and normally lower than General Election turn outs.
I question what does taking back control of the UK means to you, as it mean different things to many things to all of us. Does it mean immigration or watering down workers’ rights, selling off our NHS, decreasing our Welfare System, more cuts to our public services or more of Brexit which are all vote winners depending which party will deliver.
The snap general elections was designed to cause maximum confusion for a Conservative win not just to the the traditional conservative heartlands but they had the intention of chipping away into Labour, Libdem, and UKIP heartlands, to win Local and Mayoral Elections Maggie Thatcher did very well during her time in office.
It is been alleged that more than 930,000 new voters have registered to vote in this forthcoming Snap General Elections of those, is said to be under 25s. The highest number of the registration online 147,000 and 3,364 paper forms being submitted was done during Theresa May speech and another surge on the day of local government elections on 4 May. Now is the time to go on Labour doorsteps to convince voters that Labour is the party for the many and not the few.
To put it very bluntly I don’t give a flying monkeys if you voted for Corbyn or not in the Labour leadership contest. What matters is we all have a duty to our party to get a Labour victory out to help form the next Labour Government on 8 June. Don’t let the Conservatives use the Ed Miliband’s tomb stone manifesto plan in 2015 to hoodwink the voters to gain a landslide victory for the Conservatives.

This is not intended to preach to the converted how to suck eggs, but to encourage the converted to take the message to the unconverted why it’s important not to lose their rights to vote in this snap General Elections called by the conservatives by stressing the importance of returning a Labour Government into office on 8 June as every vote counts for Labour leaving no stones unturned for this to happen both camps will have to work together for a Labour victory and don’t sit on the sidelines and play into the press and media just so they can sell their negative garbage to the electorates. Labour does have positive messages to promote and recognise they have a historical scale to win back power this can only happen when it’s members are united. It’s just not good enough taking selfies and thinking it’s good enough to win over voters or feeling safe over their comfort zone just being councillors or career politician. In a nutshell I urge all to put away your difference start to fight for the Labour Party. Remember “United We Stand, Divided We Fall”.
By my estimation we have four an half weeks to turn around some of the misfortunes that has accrued by learning from the lessons of Local and Mayoral Elections to convince voters that the Conservatives are for the rich and not for the working class and take the fight to the marginal seats to turn it into Labour seats. Let’s face it Ice Queen Theresa May is the reincarnation of Maggie Thatcher promoting Thatcherism in this election and make no mistake she will promote it for the 8 June Snap General Elections to gain a landslide victory. I’m sure as hell I don’t want to wake up on the morning of 9 June to see another Conservative in government do you, if not then now is the time to get active and do your duty for Labour by joining in our telephone banks, Branch Labour Parties, Constituency Labour Parties by actively helping out on Labour campaign trails for a Labour victory on 8 June

Satire:Time for Ice Queen Theresa May to change her tune


Here is something we all must be aware of which will make you cringe sitting in the comfort of your settee:

 

Notice how the establishment has immigration high on their agenda just like UKIP as the chancellor has suggested that foreign students and highly skilled workers. Funny enough this does not surprise me at all. Then the government release a statement stating the opposite by denying it and comes out with they are committed to bring net migration down below 100,000 I can only say that they don’t know what the left hand from their right hand is doing as it is a very sensitive issue to address. Somehow this smacks of Donald Trump by saying that he will build a wall the way to Mexico speech.

Michael Gove has been elected to a key body which will scrutinise the work of ministers in charge of Brexit.

The pro-Leave MP is one of ten Tories elected to the 21-strong Exiting the European Union Select Committee, which will have a wide remit to hold David Davis’ department to account.

This comes just months after Gove was sacked as Justice Secretary in the wake of Brexit.

Eight of the conservatives on the new committee backed Leave. Labour has put forward a team of five pro-Remain MPs, including the committee’s Chair, Hilary Benn, who will have a casting vote.

Along with Gove, the Tory team includes Alistair Burt, Maria Caulfield, Andrea Jenkyns, Jeremy Lefroy, Peter Lilley, Karl McKartney, Craig Mackinley, Dominic Raab and John Whittingdale.

Tory MPs Anna Soubry and Peter Bone were unsuccessful in their bids to sit on the committee.

Labour’s committee members include Stephen Timms, Emma Reynolds, Pat McFadden, and Seema Malhotra.

The committee will be almost double the size of nearly every other Commons select committee, a decision some MPs claim is a deliberate sabotage of its work, as it will be harder to reach consensus.

The SNP is to elect two members to the committee, while the Lib Dems, the Democratic Unionist Party, the SDLP, and Plaid Cymru will each chose one.

A major Lincolnshire employer has announced it is moving its headquarters to Europe as a direct result of the Brexit vote in June.nmbikghkp

Anxiety over the cost of a hard Brexit, which would see the UK drifting away from cooperation with the rest of the EU, has compelled Smiffys to open a new headquarters in the Netherlands.

Elliott Peckett, director of Smiffys, said 40 per cent of the company sales go to the European Union, its largest trading partner, and he needs to be prudent. “The Government proclaim that they want to encourage Britain to export, but pursuing this hard Brexit approach has simply pulled the chair from beneath us and left us dangling. The simple answer is that we cannot afford to wait.

“During that time [the negotiating process], not only will Smiffys have lost valuable EU sales due to this uncertainty, as we are already experiencing, but we will have lost the opportunity to have acted to protect what are vital sales to our company. “Moreover, the fact that the pound is now at a 168-year record low against the dollar, according to the Bank of England, sums up the outlook for the UK economy under the approach that the Government are taking on Brexit.” The company, a costume and fancy dress supplier which employs 250 people across its two sites in Gainsborough and Leeds, has been based in the UK for more than 120 years.

Mr Peckett said: “Smiffys have no choice but to protect our business by moving our headquarters to the EU. This will allow us to continue growing our trade to the EU, from within the single market.”

Prior to joining the Single Market Smiffys exported only a tiny fraction of their current sales to the EU.

“Both Smiffys and its European customers were then faced with bureaucratic and administrative barriers, not to mention the costly import duties that our products attracted, making us uncompetitive,” Mr Peckett explained.

“Going back to these times would feel like a step back in time and a lost opportunity to freely access a trading bloc of over 500 million people,” he added.

Another concern for the company is the uncertainty surrounding its workforce as it employs over a dozen European staff.

“All we have heard from the Government is that it is highly unlikely that they will be allowed to stay and work for us. If this is the case, this will remove Smiffys’ ability to communicate as well as we currently do with our EU customers,” Mr Peckett said.

Smiffys’ announcement comes as banks and financial firms warned they could start making decisions to move assets out of the UK as early as 2017if there is no deal in place to maintain their rights to sell services freely across the EU.

Open Europe, which took a neutral stance on the referendum, warned that losing access to the single market could cost banks in the UK as much as £27bn, or a fifth of their annual revenue.

On Thursday, Nicolas Mackel, the head of financial development for Luxembourg, said a string of overseas banks and fund managers had explored moving London staff to the tiny country since the Brexit vote.

A senior Tory ally of David Cameron has suggested that Cabinet ministers and the public who back ‘Hard Brexit’ are “stupid”.

Lord Hill, a former EU Commissioner and Leader of the Lords under the ex-PM, warned that the UK had to decide if it wanted to leave the EU with most of its trade links intact, or preferred to make migration curbs a priority.

“I think we have this kind of false choice in the UK often between ‘hard Brexit’ and ‘soft Brexit’,” Hill told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme.

“I think the choice is between stupid Brexit and more intelligent Brexit and that is what we need to go for.

“My whole approach to this would be that if we approach it in a sensible way, because the European system is a deal-based system, there is more scope for trying to resolve it intelligently than if we go at it in a way where we all end up shouting at each other.”

‘Hard Brexit’ is used in Westminster to describe a clean break with the EU’s single market tariff-free system on goods, while imposing strict visa controls on immigrants. Some MPs suspect that Brexit Secretary David Davis, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and International Trade Secretary Liam Fox are prepared to put the UK on World Trade Organisation tariffs rather than remain members of the EU market.

Lord Hill, who resigned as the EU’s Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union soon after the referendum vote, even claimed that many EU leaders felt Britain was too smart to really quit the EU.

The row came as Theresa May faced the humiliation of seeing Brexit discussed right at the end of a working dinner in Brussels at her first EU summit.

Lord Hill’s remarks followed an outspoken David Davis ( Brexit Secretary) by former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis.

The former member of the left-wing government in Athens told the BBC’s Question Time that Davis was running a “Pythonesque department of exit, staffed by several people of very low IQ”. Lord Hill, a long-time ally of Cameron, announced his resignation from his Brussels post just two days after the Brexit vote on June 23.

His comments today sparked a swift backlash from one senior Tory MP, “Suggesting millions of British voters are ‘stupid’ didn’t work for the Remainers in the EU referendum, did it?

“Lord Hill threw his toys out of his pram in June, preferred to flounce off to make money. Hardly surprising as his EU steer to Cameron was so duff. Would you want strategic advice from him?”

On Question Time, Varoufakis refused to name any Brexit department staffers who might be of low IQ, saying these were already well known. UK establishment Brexit Minister (David Davis) to visit his counterpart Micheal Russell in Scotland what transpired his visit since the vote to leave the EU at the roundtable discussion with business figures. All I can say god help us all. As this is not enough embarrassment now transpired that that there is so much u-turn from the UK establishment’s Brexit secretary any arrangements to leave the EU would be a UK deal.

A former Treasury civil servant (Sir Brian Unwin) has eloquently put it by stating that the Brexit Minister (David Davis) is in cloud cuckoo land if he believes Brexit talks are heavily weighted in favour of UK, the Brexit Minister and other should rein back hard and unconstructive talk. The UK has said it will begin formal talks about existing the European Union (EU) by the end of March 2017.

It is alleged that thousands of High Street pharmacies in England could face closure after ministers confirm plains to after the funding system and make cuts. The Department of Health confirmed that they want to reduce the budget by £2.8 billion a year by more than £2 million over the next two years. It has been suggested cuts on this scale could lead up to 3,000 of the 11,700 pharmacies being closed.

We know that Ice Queen Theresa May is in Brussels to talk about Brexit and she is keeping the cards very close to her chest by giving little information to the 28 leaders. To be frank this leads me to strongly believe that she does not know how to move forward on this. The media and public are more focused on the infighting of Labour Party instead of looking at Conservatives who are also doing their infighting with the likes of the three brexiters who occupy the front benches of government. It is further evident that the establishment wants Britain to be part of EU decision-making until Brexit with our negotiating is completed with the summit affecting all 28 members’ states are being discussed.

Its alleged by a former senior police officer (Peter Sheridan) who is now chief executive at Cooperation Ireland warned that Brexit could lead to civil unrest in Northern Ireland and went further to mentioned about the a fragile peace process with the numerous agreements that made up Northern Ireland’s peace process show the brittle nature of its politics and less than a year ago, both governments had to step in to rescue the executives.

I wholeheartedly support the Welsh First Minister by saying for full and unfettered access to the single market. Leaders of the UK’s devolved governments must not undermine Brexit negotiations. Ice Queen Theresa May has offered the Welsh Government a formal seat in the talks to shape the UK’s EU exit strategy. The joint ministerial council which includes Carwyn Jones and the prime minister, met for the first time since 2014.

It’s no surprise that Ice Queen Theresa May has predicted that there will difficulties ahead with the summit leaders to Brexit. She felt it was like a deadlock over landmark EU-Canada trade deal.

Just when we thought we saw the end of George Osborne was parked to the backbenches and out of sight, he is like the prince of darkness read to take a bite by quoting he made mistakes in EU referendum campaign and failed to understand the anger felt by many leave voters. He went to say many voters felt completely disconnected and don’t feel part of the national economy that worked for them.

Establishment borrowing rose by more than expected to £10.6 billon in September according to figure from the Office National Statistics (ONS). The figure was £1.3 Billon higher than the same month last year. For the financial year to date between April and September, borrowing by £2.3 billon to £45.5 billon.

I support the call from the Local Government Association to hold talks with town hall bosses to give councils more building powers to build houses where they are needed and to be freed from restrictions on ability to borrow to fund new home building which includes powers to replace council homes that are sold off as quickly as possible. I’m not convinced that the establishment will grant it instead they rather give the talk but can’t do the walk, the walk. They rather stick to the line of the government is delivering on its commitment to replace all properties sold on a one for one basis.

Anthony Browne British Bankers Association (BBA) quotes leading UK banks are preparing to relocate amid fears over the impact of Brexit negotiations sometime next year over fears around Brexit and smaller banks could move operations overseas by 2017. Their hands are quivering over the relocation button. He further commented most banks had backed the UK remaining in the EU. The current public and political debate at the moment is taking us in the wrong direction.

It’s about time that Jeremy Corbyn challenged Ice Queen Theresa May over shambolic Tory Brexit by saying the establishment has no plan for UK departure and highlighted for clarity and warned of the effect of Brexit on the border.

Jeremy Corbyn took a swipe at the Prime Minister for her inaction over Brexit by saying that her so-called plan is akin to those Blackadder’s loyal dogsbody Baldrick would have devised.

The Labour leader mocked Theresa May’s “chaotic” lack of strategy by insisting that the hapless BBC sitcom character is the only “great philosopher” whose thinking he could detect in current Tory policy.

Mr Corbyn when he said: “On Monday, you told the House: ‘We have a plan which is not to set out at every stage of the negotiations the details.’

“I’ve been thinking about this for a couple of days. I think when searching for the real meaning and the importance behind the Prime Minister’s statement, you have to consult the great philosophers.

“The only one I could come up with is Baldrick, who says: ‘Our cunning plan is to have no plan.’

“Brexit was apparently about taking back control but the devolved governments don’t know the plan, businesses don’t know the plan, Parliament doesn’t know the plan.

“When will the Prime Minister abandon this shambolic Tory Brexit and develop a plan that delivers for the whole country?”

Ms May suggested it was “interesting” that Baldrick actor Sir Tony Robinson was a Labour member, implying that he had left the party.

Mr Robinson tweeted to confirm that he is still a member after 40 years despite being a vocal critic of Mr Corbyn.

The actor ridiculed the state of government by tweeting: “If [Brexit Secretary] David Davis needs any help with Brexit, Baldrick stands ready to serve.”

Ms May outlined a vague plan for Brexit for which the process is expected to start next March in invoking Article 50.

She said: “We’re going to deliver on the vote of the British people, we’re going to deliver the best possible deal for trade in goods and services with and operation within the European Union, and we’re going to deliver an end to free movement.

“That’s what the British people want and that’s what this government is going to deliver for them.”

So in a nutshell she has nothing to offer and it’s time she changed her tune and come up a Brexit plan.

 

 

Satire: The state of our beloved nation


It’s worrying times to know that Queen Theresa May gets her coronation to be leader of Conservatives and Prime Minister of our nation. Let’s look at the wider picture we still have foodbanks, homelessness, big, medium, and small businesses going into administration just before and post brexit UK. Some parts of society will not recognise that Hatecrimes organised by far-right groups by using selective targeting both EU and Muslim disabilities communities in UK, UK football team knocked out of European Match which includes Wales. Intriguingly it’s been purported that some Labour voters have more confidence in Queen Theresa May as prime minister which is dangerous.
Here is something I remember listening to and it really hit some hometruths:

Now that I’ve got the pleasantries out of the way it’s time to be prepare for a snap General Elections after the vote in parliament on the referendum and article 50 see details: http://www.lisbon-treaty.org/wcm/the-lisbon-treaty/treaty-on-European-union-and-comments/title-6-final-provisions/137-article-50.html and the clown Boris Johnson should be held to account for his part of the Leave Campaign with some misleading quotes regards to our beloved National Health Service(NHS) and some inflammatory remarks on immigrants.

I do recognize that we have a fix term Parliament which was introduced by the nasty party whilst in a coalition with the Libdems however there has been calls from certain quarters for Queen Theresa May to call for a snap General Election as voters did not voted for her as Prime Minister and she has said she will not call for one that is her right to call the shots on this I won’t be one bit surprised that Tories will be mobilising from behind the scenes preparing for it. This sorts to remind me of one Gordon Brown who backed out from calling a snap General Elections. I’m sure this will be timed when they announce it at a time when they think the oppositions will be off guard which I would not put it pass her to do so.

How can I even forget this another song that hits home again:

Even at this moment it’s still not clear what the timetable of all the cabinet positions at the choosing of Queen Theresa May who will be the brexit cabinet minister he or she will have to produce the results of the will of the nation which is a minefield to for the Conservatives given half the party are very much split between remain and leave somewhat like Labour when it came to campaigning in the referendum. One thing is for sure David Cameron vision and legacy has been very much marred with increased foodbanks, homelessness, people with disabilities having money taken off their benefits, lack of investment in public service which have resulted in cuts and closures of some services. The contracts of junior doctors being ripped up and the possibility of imposition of a new contract this is so much for we are all in it together under conservatism one nation for all of us whilst the poor get poorer and the rich gets greedier with their wealth and very happy to stick two fingers at the establishment by putting it into off shore accounts.

What the nation can concur is that the Conservative have seen two women succeed as Prime Minister one dead(Maggie Thatcher) and the other as we know her as Queen Theresa May whilst in Labour a storm arises with the Parliamentary Labour Party between hurricane Jeremy Corbyn this must be a very bitter pill to swallow when 172 MPs resigns from shadow cabinet and a vote of no confidence. There is a two reasons why there is a vote of no confidence this is on the grounds of that Members of Parliament wants to see a change in the way how the leader operates and wanting to see a change of attitude in the leader or the working relationship is so unbearable.

I’m in the opinion that they wanted a change of direction in the leadership to offer more in policies and leadership. However the vote of no confidence must be used as a last result which seems to fall on deaf ears in some quarters of Labour. Let me make very clear that nobody should have their property damaged or be intimidated and any incidence should be reported to the relevant bodies investigate it instead of alleging which groups or fan club is responsible. Members will have a choice who they want to be the leader of Labour Party there may be a third candidate that has thrown their hat in the ring. I’m sure that Labour Party members have seen many leadership changes in the pass to last a life time and deep down did not want this to happen as we all know that passions are very high and at times get out of hand. Let us all have a comradely debate who will be the best leader to lead the party and unite and heal all the fraction(s) which I take no comfort in saying this publicly as one chapter closes and another one begins whoever wins the leadership I will continue to give my support to no matter during the bad, good, and ugly times of the premiership of Labour. The public does not want to see our party carry on  with the infighting as this will lose public confidence the party. When I receive my secret ballot papers one will accordingly and shall not divulge which way I voted in the coming elections of both leadership and Labour NEC.

 

More hate crime increased, What have our nation become since post brexit UK


Here some hard hitting facts that people have to face up to See Youtube:

 

It’s roughly 41 years ago that our nation vote for the Single market then history change in UK in the year 2016 our nation voted to leave EU courtesy of Conservative Party who caved in to a one man party aka UKIP with the help of their sidekicks Boris Johnson, Michael Glove Douglas Carswell and it’s highly noticeable that Boris Johnson pulled out of a leadership challenge at the last minute. I can only surmise that Boris Johnson has lots of questions to answer for sexing up the Leave Campaign.

For the full list of Member of Parliament who supported Leave and Remain in political party order:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-eu-referendum-35616946

Two leaders decide to resign viz David Cameron and Nigel Farage leaving a sinking ship post European Union referendum.  One saying that he wants to spend more time with his family which is very noble of him(Nigel Farage) and he will continue to serve his time as MEP in the European Parliament then went on to mock the leaders of EU. The other person (David Cameron) who after bragging to European Leaders that UK will lead to remain by 70/30 got egg thrown in his face by the voters. European Leaders has let it be known that UK should start to exercise article 50 to formally brexit of EU in light of the results of the U.K. instead David Cameron pass the buck by saying that it’s the next leader of the of the government for him or her to do so by justifying that he will continue to be the leader until a new leader is in place.

See article below make no bones about it this will happen:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-36618317

The Stirling has drop to a new low since the 1980s post Brexit shares has dropped and investors are in panic mode whilst some people say that this natural  process after post Brexit.

See article below:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36611512

There are wide rumors of a snap General Elections to legitimize the new Conservative leader and Prime Minister. Well this comes to no surprise to us all the conservatives are putting their manifesto together to win over their party membership support.

See article below:

http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/will-there-be-a-snap-brexit-election/

Then there is the internal fighting in Labour Party after the leader was elected almost 10 months. Hence all the shit hits the fan of the Labour Party. It’s well known what my position has been very clear on the leader of the Labour Party he was not my first choice, I stand by him as the leader of the party. I pay tribute to the Labour MPs who (wait for it) passed a commons motion calling on the establishment to urge government rethink on right of EU citizens in UK.

See article below:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-36730222

Within 24 hours hate crimes begins to rear its ugly head again by a group of fascist and racist targeting EU citizens and place of worship by telling them to go back home and putting a head of a pigs outside of various mosques who helped to build our nation they pay their taxes and contribute to our economy post Brexit UK. I’m not for one moment naïve to think that there are some bad apples who abuse our welfare system which I’m aware it does happens in very small pockets in our communities but that is very few. This is the picture I’m receiving that EU citizens are being made to feel very uncomfortable but the vast majority of them are waiting to see what will happen when a new of the Conservative Party leader takes over from the party. In some quarters there have been suggestions of introducing a second referendum as it will be justified as public option has shifted against brexit over the weekend saw a number of gathering calling for a second referendum whilst I concur I must state for the record that my heart is willing but my flesh is weak. Frankly I cant see this happening at the moment

See articles below:

http://www.torquayheraldexpress.co.uk/disgusting-anti-eu-graffiti-outside-health-centre-in-torquay-causes-twitter-storm/story-29482666-detail/story.html#ixzz4Dcq4Aa5g#icoDsw0mZyFzk0HS.03

http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/staggers/2016/07/theres-democratic-case-second-referendum-how-it-can-be-done

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/jul/02/anti-racist-groups-brexit-hate-crime

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hate-crime-arrests-in-london-up-by-75-percent_us_577cf241e4b09b4c43c194ff

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/first-muslim-peer-sent-white-8369757

Am I ashamed to be a son of an immigrant. No

Am I ashamed to be proud of my heritage. No

Am I ashamed to be British born. No

Am I ashamed to have received an education in the UK and abroad. Resounding no as to educate a man is to educate an individual to educated a woman to educated and liberate a nation.

Am I ashamed to help those who seek my help to improve our communities. No

Am I ashamed to voted to remain in the referendum. Hell no I’m even proud that I did to make my vote count. And I stress “If a second referendum was reintroduced would I have a change of heart. Hell no I would do my honourable duty to remain in the EU”.

The next time an intellectually challenged shouts out to go back home you paki, chinkey, darkie, Jew or foreigner let them know that you are very proud to take the fight to those idiot(s) and most of all be very proud of who you are and be counted for your action not your cowardliness.

Post In / Out Referendum


Well folks it’s no great surprise to all in my last blog post I mentioned the positives of what our EU funding has contributed  in the city of Birmingham in the West Midlands Region and I support the Remain camp.

Post in /out referendum what has transpired racism and fascism(intellectually challenged) has reared its ugly head in the most dangerous way by using selective targeting of Muslims and EU citizens who have helped to build our nation. Some will argue that it had began with the the death of Jo Cox when it was allegedly a member of the far right stabbed and shot a member of parliament which may or may not be true but for the moment I will wait for the court hearing to take place before commenting further out of respect for Mr. Brian and his two young children.jmfktgkh

Now we have learned that the great David Cameron has fallen on his almighty sword by taking the humph to resign yet he was the conservative prime minister that went to the European Parliament telling the European Parliament that the Remain will win it with a 70/30 hands down. Where I live the residence will say to him what a wanker to make such a prediction as the Leave campaign are having the last laugh at him and dear I say it Nigel Farage is rubbing it in the European Parliament then have the gull to say to his European parliament chums you have never done a days work in your life.

The Leave Campaign headed up by Boris and Gove was a racist as anything Farage could have created, it may not have used the words but it implied it day in and day out for weeks as all they ever talked of was immigration.

Yet because of their total irresponsible lying about Europe and of how people coming to the UK contribute to society and the UK economy, it has allowed the far right to start coming back.jidrgdtgko

The ugly disgusting scenes of people being abused and threatened by brain dead morons in the UK are a direct result of Johsons ambitions to be PM. He as a mainstream MP along with Gove new he was allowing the race card to be used but did nothing to stop it.

Now we are seeing violence and aggression not seen since the 70’s on the streets of the UK. So forgive me when I do not feel the referendum vote was fair or democratic seeing as it based on lies not facts, and that in splinting form the EU, we are now worse of and have lost our direction and place in the world.

Remember this when Boris Johnson wants to become PM, he never wanted to leave the EU, he was just using it as a means to raise his profile. So he even lied about that.

So the reality of the leave votes rolls on and this is just the start of the bad news. How deep and wide these cuts and rises will be will not be known for a bit, but its pointless to assume this will not happen and that austerity extra can be stopped.

The UK economy is heading into deep recession, there will be less money generated in trade and we may soon see massive job losses the closer we head to to the end of two years period. Companies will slow or stop investing and that will also mean less jobs being created.

I recall the Leave side saying this was just Project Fear? No this was what all the experts said would happen but because Leave only wanted to talk about immigration they ignored the warnings. Sadly millions of Brits also ignored the warnings too!

Nomatter what happens, despite the UKIP racist style leave campaign said, net migration to the UK will not be falling and foreign nationals will not be forced to leave as anyone who has lived here for 6 years will have a right to remain. However chances are freedom of movement will still be in place in full.

Far from leave the EU entirely we are more likely to opt to still be part of the single market. It will cost us more to trade; we will have far less ability to get our goods out. Big companies will still move their HQs to within Europe; this would also add to big job loses. And the UK would have to get used to having absolutely no say on any EU laws created because we would still have to follow them and implement them

That of course means to be in the single market you have to accept freedom of movement. Its only fair as that is the principles the EU holds and to be accessing their club it is what they require. We cannot just ignore the bits some people do not like and think it does not apply to us.

But given the nuclear scenario of withdrawing completely then we would be be mad not to opt for the Single Market approach, regardless of the referendum vote, the isolation approach just to avoid freedom of movement would cripple the UK beyond belief economically and would diminish family finances greatly.

So what was the point of all this pain? What has it achieved? Nothing. Not one positive can be claimed for leaving the EU. We are to be a poorer weaker nation, we are to have no influence and no say in Europe and we are to see living standards fall sharply. More suffering for those with little, less life chances for our young people. More cost to trade, higher inflation and higher interest rates, higher taxes, more austerity and less pensions and less sense of identity and a place in the world!

All brought to us by the lies and cons of the Leave camp!

I was proud to be British and proud that the UK was part of the EU. Now I am not sure what to be proud of anymore. This country has lost is way and lose its sense of values. Yet now is the time to pick up the pieces and find real leadership. It is time for those blocking progress to stand aside and put the nation above their own interests.

Though, Id put money on it, this country will start to regret ever voting to leave the EU and we will now likely spend the next 10/20 years trying to rejoin it!

Now we know what the outcome of the vote from the In / Out referendum in a nutshell of what I have seen on social media so far. I have seen trading blows of insults in both camps which I would be kind to say it a case of very high passions when the truth is nobody really knows the final outcome will be if we will be better off in or out. What I do know is that in 1973-1975 I did not have the vote this was on the grounds of me being a wee lad but I remember my parents took me out on various campaign trails to secure a remain victory. Some would concur back then that there was full employment then compared to today.

1975 may be a long time back, but while time has passed the issues of why the EU became a strong part of Europe, Jobs, and Trade and increase living standards. Within the Government leaflet the late Harold Wilson PM set out the reasons why the Labour Government in 1975 voted to stay in the EU the reasons are as clear as if they were written for today.

Little has changed in what we view as important in the UK from the past to now. We want a place in the world, we want to have investment so more jobs are created and we want better working rights and fairness. In fact what has changed with Europe was for the better. So now additional priorities likes the environment, animal welfare and how to tackle terrorism and global threats are now all part an parcel of our place in Europe.

The EU is no dictator, it does not stop the UK achieving but what it does do is stop are those with power and money from overriding everyone else. That is why some with vested interest do not like it and more reason why people like Rupert Murdoch should be ignored.

The UK needs the EU and it is that simple, rows about immigration won’t go away anytime soon in or out, but prosperity and living standards will be greatly harmed is we leave. Do we really want to see another big recession?

And do people really want to see Boris Johnson as PM? As a vote to leave will give a green light for that to happen? One Donald Trump in the world is more than enough. We do not need a British version.

Europe is positive, so use your vote today for a positive choice for the nation’s future. Vote to remain in the EU and secure Britain’s place in the world.

The understanding of the world and motivations of older people are rarely as selfish as suggested. Many who intend to vote ‘leave’ are hoping that doing so will help to return things to better times with secure well paid employment, decent genuinely affordable housing mostly public housing in their communities, socially cohesive communities for particularly their children and grandchildren children and publicly supported care and decent pensions for themselves.

As we continue to remember the life of Jo Cox and the feeling that politics and the public must change to reflect a more balanced democracy built on respect not hate. A reminder of the sort of trash that is out there who thinks threatening the lives of children is perfectly acceptable.

This idiot does not like Yvette Coopers stance on staying in the EU, so this is how he chose to have a go at her.

I hope this jerk is arrested and is charged and appears in Court tomorrow or the next day.

This type of view is unacceptable, there are no excuses for it and it’s a symptom of what is wrong with some of the British public in their attitudes towards MP’s. It is not just MP’s that have to change, the public must as well.

No more should communications like this be tolerated, regardless if a person means them or not, If you write it down it is a threat and given the cruelty to Joe, its a threat everyone should take seriously. If he ends up doing two years in prison then that is his own fault. I frankly do not care.

We have to get back to standards in how debate and communications are made; this is an example of how not to engage with an MP.

I wish Yvette well and hope she gets the police involvement that she deserves for herself and her family’s protection, she and all MP’s should not be subjected to such sickening abuse.

In the absence of these things, those who can will hold onto what they can so they can support their children and live a half decent life for themselves. That has been the position since Thatcher and her ‘there is no society’. It is a divisive fiction to pitch young and old against one another. How they explain the world to themselves and how they decide what is best way forward is a completely different issue and is the product of an ideological hegemony which diverts them away from the actual causes of their condition and leaves those in power to pursue greater power and wealth at the expense of all.

The continued grip of that Thatcherite ideological hegemony is, largely, a failure of the left and our inability to provide alternative explanations and courses of action. Instead we have allowed the main project of the right continue only alternating between more or less compassionate flavours. The fundamental problem with this referendum is that there is no option to give the whole establishment a well-deserved kicking merely a choice between to branches of it with, paradoxically, the nastiest presenting as being on their side.

Ironically if one decides to hold a proper debate with members and supporters of UKIP, BritainFirst, and BNP they always very quick of the mark to insult your intelligence by being very aggressive, rude and at worse at times intelligent challenged with their reply to the arguments that one poses to them. Or they are very quick to put the blame on European Union for their lack of comprehension such as education, housing, which they seem to not comprehend that it’s a UK government issue which has a track record of systemic failure of building of more affordable and rentable housing and if the establishment does build houses the price tag are out of reach to first time buyers and they will have to depend on their parents to dig very deep into their savings just to claim up the property ladder. Here is a very classic chestnut that schools are filled with immigrants taking our children places in school. I really hate to disappoint all with this myth. This has always been a far right argument to stir up hatred by using the divide and rule of the old Britannia example of under tone of racism to say I don’t want my children to mix with us foreigners. Let’s be very clear the last Labour government did a very good job of cutting class size down whilst they were in government. The formation of a coalition government (Tory and Libdems) destroyed class sizes by dismantling what was working so they could make way for schools to become academies so in a nutshell one size fits all.

I wonder whether there might be a better way to understand the vote to Leave in solid Labour areas than criticizing people as being anti-immigration and racist.

It is surely the combination of high immigration levels and six years of austerity that has fueled this reaction.

Immigration is high because of the economic depression in the rest of the EU and the stronger economy in Britain. Throw in austerity and you get a toxic mix. Reward the rich and make the poor pay, pose no realistic alternatives – and is it any wonder people go for the scapegoats.

The other big issue is the gross distortions in the UK economy. Huge infrastructure investment in the big cities like London and Birmingham. Charity shops and Pay Day loan sharks in the smaller towns. Where’s the hope in Stoke or Dudley?

People are disenchanted and no mainstream politicians have remotely credible policies to address their very real concerns.

That’s our job in the Labour Movement . Dare to propose a real house building plan. Dare to invest public money in industry. Dare to increase local government funding. Dare to increase the deficit and public debt to give the forgotten areas a future..

That’s the way to get our country back.

Come on Jeremy. Time to set out your stall. Now I have to declare a conflict of interest  I did not have Jeremy Corbyn as my first choice as Leader of Labour P  Party but I will continue to support him as the leader. the question is who will be the best person to be the next leader of Labour.

We’ have given many these people little to hope for. Little employment, poor job options when they do exist and a really shitty education system that doesn’t allow non-academic kids to learn really useful skills and survive.  the Metro elite have ignored the working class (mostly white ) vote for so long and taken it for granted and have invested little time in getting to know and understand and do something about places like Stoke, Hartlepool and other deprived areas.

The toxic mix of de-industrialisation and cheap labour from elsewhere is something to do with this result. Dudley and even my local place is a ghost town, we live in Pound shop England and if you ignore those who feel they don’t matter, they are going to turn their backs. Unfortunately they are at risk at being exploited by those with other agendas, as we have seen. I think the Labour party needs to stop its Westminster huddle and get out there and find out why so many wanted to give it a kicking and until it does it will remain out of power.

As much as we might not like to accept it there is a substantial element of the working class which is racist. Normally they sit at home and don’t bother to vote but with the rise of UKIP and others in the Tory party it has become main-stream to be xenophobic. The genie is out of the bottle, how do we get it back in.

So let me spell it out to all those who believes in the conspiracy theories that this referendum vote were rigged. Having been an election campaign manager, I can absolutely confirm that fiddling an election is virtually impossible. There is more chance of security guards stealing money from cash boxes than boxes being tampered with. The boxes are all security sealed with polling booth staff having no access. Each vote is cross referenced back to the polling data. Then under security the boxes are delivered, with the voting records to the polling records. Then under the scrutiny of the polling tellers from both sides, independent auditors the votes are counted and watched my tellers and Auditors and numbers checked back to the polling records. Any discrepancies result in s recount. The process is one of the most robust ever and impossible to defraud. Even if one vote was added, I am 99.9% certain it would be found as it would not have an aligned polling record. The papers are made with a special solution and a myth an X can be rubbed out. They cannot be and because of the seals on the boxes, impossible to be tampered with. The vote will be fair whether it’s remain or leave.

In/Out Referendum


Here is something to wet your appetite please take time to listen then lets debate about it:

I was once a euro sceptic but no more. I use to think the European Union was all about our fishing policies and a bunch of Germans who wants to maintain their world domination and this is why there want the euro so badly but when I was home after traveling from Europe with a trade union delegation to Brussels and totally forgot that my then partner was holding a house warming party a someone knocked on my door at about 8pm and this was the turning point of my life. A short woman who I recognise said “Hello Gordon it’s been a while since we last spoke”.

Obviously I was not going to let her stay outside and speak to me so I invited her and her colleague into my humble abode. The kettle was on and we offered them a strong cup of chai before the rest of our guest turned up whilst I was entertaining my two guest the conversation led to the European Union which I said to both Neena Gill and Michael Cashman MEPs that I have strong reservations about the current trend towards the European Union. They naturally reassured me that it was not all that bad and don’t believe all those scaremongering stories that you have read in the press and some trade union were putting out on their newsletters to members. Well I can tell all the hype at the time was very convincing and I almost fell for it.

jhirgjkl;To be frank I would say if you are not convinced about the European Union, I have to say that I live in the West Midlands Region in a city called Birmingham and I look around to see the benefits of what the European funding has provide which has been very positive:

Whether or not you are for Brexit or firmly in the remain camp there can be no doubt that the European Union has shaped Birmingham’s development with almost £1 billion of investment.

From the International Convention Centre during the early 90s to the recent Youth Employment Initiative, Birmingham and the West Midlands have enjoyed many benefits of European Union funding.

There are 15 items on our list of things the EU has done for Birmingham. Of course that is not the whole story, there have been many smaller projects and, at the same time, the UK Government has paid millions in to the EU.

jkkhklySo one question for the politicians is whether, should Britain vote to leave, the Government will step in and replace the stream of funding from Brussels and support Birmingham’s future growth and development. The EU chipped in £50 million towards the ICC and Symphony Hall which opened for business in 1991. It most famously welcomed global leaders, including Presidents Bill Clinton and Boris Yeltsin to the 1998 G8 Summit. Each year it hosts some 350 events including political and business conferences bringing hundreds of thousands of visitors to the city.

There was further help for the city’s conference and exhibition industry with a £30 million cheque towards the refurbishment of the NEC – which of course is home to Crufts and many other major shows bringing thousands more to the city. Remember the upgrade of railway linking Birmingham to London, the North West and Scotland and reducing journey times in the process? The EU paid £66 million towards that.jdfjdgb

Those folks in Brussels helped Birmingham rid itself of one its biggest mistakes of the 1960s. It paid £9.1 million towards the redevelopment of Masshouse Circus in 2002, including the breaking of the Queensway flyover, known as the concrete collar, which had held back the expansion of the city centre for more than a generation.

Built in 1834 the Town Hall is the city’s premier historic building. But just over decade ago it was in a pretty sorry state, covered in soot and neglected. The EU, with a £3 million handout, was among a number of backers which saw it cleaned-up, its stonework restored and its interior refurbished and reopened in 2007.

The home of the Thinktank Museum and Birmingham City University was completed in 2000, it was, through a £25.6 million investment, the the UK’s largest ERDF funded project at the time.

Over £6 million invested in Innovation Birmingham, the former Aston Science Park, bringing digital and high technology businesses and jobs to the city.

Only last month the city council accepted a £33 million EU social fund grant towards its scheme to get 16,000 Brummies age under 30s into employment.urjg

Between 2007 and 2013, as the economy nose-dived, the European Regional Development Fund provided financial support for 24,910 West Midlands based businesses. At the centre of Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter is the Assay Office, one of the few places that precious metals can be tested and hall marked. Part of the cost of its expansion and relocation last year was covered with a £1.5 million EU grant.

The collapse of MG Rover in 2005 directly caused 6,000 redundancies, plus many further losses along the supply chains. The task force was set up to create jobs, invest and help get those workers back into employment. More than a third of its £176 million pot came from EU emergency funds. In the West Midlands alone between 2007 and 2013 universities benefited to the tune of about £260 million, funding research into health, food, energy, climate change and transport. They are receiving similar amounts under the new funding package.

Grants totalling £741,000 over six years helped get the festival launched in 2008 and established. In 2014 the festival was estimated to be worth £2.6 million to the city’s visitor economy. The EU gave £530,000 towards the setting up of this vital community centre in Winson Green. The ERDF stumped up £2.5 million, of the £6 million cost of developing this facility for the Sikh community and wider population of Handsworth. It opened in 2006.ktkyh

I received lots of emails from Friday until today I have had a number of people email, text, call me on my thoughts around the EU referendum  so i thought it i best if i put my thoughts together for you all to consider.

On the 23rd June 2016 we have an opportunity to decide the future of our United Kingdom with the EU Referendum. It is a once in a lifetime chance, and we cannot afford to get it wrong.

I pondered over the last few 15 years, and like a lot of you I’m unhappy with the undemocratic status of the EU, the lack of credible accounts, wasteful neglect of our resources, and the perception of a wider capitalist agenda on the cards.

However I did my own research, listened to colleagues, and attended debates to reach the conclusion that despite the scepticism the alternative of not being a member of the European Union is far too risky, and something that we as a country can ill-afford. The cost of the membership is alleged to be approx £18.8 billion but we have a special rebate that returns allegedly in the approx of £14.4 billion out of which £9.8 billion is given to the farming industry, and £5.7 billion to universities. This leaves around £89 per head for EU membership which is minuscule in comparison to the fact that Norway for a mere trade agreement contributes approx £134 per head without having a vote or indeed much influence in the EU.

We have around 2.5 million British in the European Union, and a similar number of EU citizens here but overall they contribute more than £2.6 billion that access to welfare benefits which we hardly hear of.

Imagine if we left the EU, and car makers such as Jaguar Land Rover were forced to pay a tariff for every car exported to the EU who are our largest importers of goods. There was be no sound economical reason for Jaguar Land Rover to stay in the West Midlands and it would have a devastating impact on us.

The EU is not perfect but we can work together with other socialists within Europe to bring about a fairer more transparent, democratic Europe. I fear the far right will take hold if we exit.

TTIP is a threat either way but being part of a united Europe puts us in a stronger position to negotiate in our interests. I believe being out would give big corporations free reign and too much power see article below:

http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/what-is-ttip-and-six-reasons-why-the-answer-should-scare-you-9779688.html

The EU in a rational and coherent manner. Whatever your final decision maybe, it’s important that you use your right to vote, having weighed up as much information as possible on this complex issue. The outcome of this referendum will affect us all for generations to come. Please vote wisely.

I cannot see how more than 40 years of EU legislation that has had an impact will unravel if we left the EU, and the consequences that would have on everyday life for us. I recently went to five events across the West Midlands and London all speakers agreed it would be very messy divorce indeed. I am voting Remain, alongside my three local councillors and Member Of Parliament along with my fellow Labour Activists on 23 June and urge all to vote Remain.