One of the more forgettable Mr Man characters. pic.twitter.com/HP7lW5ThqN— Jim Pickard (@PickardJE) May 19, 2017
Friday, 19 May 2017
A stride to the left ? https://t.co/dKdKekhnaB— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) May 16, 2017
May's manifesto - who is she trying to be? https://t.co/9jjdJiPFoF— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) May 18, 2017
Now it's a mainstream May-ism, spelling out her ditching of pure free market ideological tory thinking— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) May 18, 2017
Thursday, 18 May 2017
Tory train has arrived in w Yorkshire - half the Cabinet in a special cabin for the manifesto launch pic.twitter.com/159WZbTCSS— Faisal Islam (@faisalislam) May 18, 2017
Meanwhile, in a universe far far far away....
Wednesday, 17 May 2017
.@TimkCPS breaks it to Labour gently, the real world might be slightly more complicated than they think https://t.co/zKw4tTrzZA pic.twitter.com/ZMuf6KnGAz— CPS Think Tank (@CPSThinkTank) May 17, 2017
Labour's uncosted manifesto has received a thorough financial kicking from people/organisations with some knowledge/understanding of how the real world works.
Paul Johnson, director of IFS, said:
“They are looking at raising an awful lot from companies and high earners. The chance of getting £50bn are pretty small. It seems to us is that if they were able to raise that amount that would take tax burden in the UK to its highest level in 70 years."John O'Connell, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said:
"This entire manifesto is based on the clearly absurd belief that businesses can be repeatedly hammered with massive tax increases and crippled with regulation without any wider impact on the economy, jobs and investment.Ironically the coup de grace was delivered by that tired old union dinosaur, McCluskey of Unite, who doesn't think Labour has a cat's chance in hell of winning and said that holding on to 200 seats - a loss of 29 seats and its worst result since 1935 - would constitute “a successful campaign”.
If even a handful of these disastrous ideas were implemented it would mean misery for the many and employment for the few.”
Fair enough, Corbyn and co want to drag Britain backwards; why not back to the 1930's?
Tuesday, 16 May 2017
Despite it being leaked last week, the Labour manifesto will be officially launched today.
The oft repeated phrase "fully costed" has been used in the build up to the launch by party bigwigs. Except it isn't, McDonnell has admitted that the figures for nationalising water haven't been worked out yet!
Monday, 15 May 2017
Friday, 12 May 2017
Labour candidates are promising Labour voters they will remove Corbyn after the election in a desperate bid to win support on the doorstep, and are disowning the manifesto (even though it has yet to be officially published).
One Labour candidate described the manifesto as “childish”, as per the Telegraph:
“Those of us who are realistic about this know we can't stand on the manifesto that has been produced by the party so we won't mention it on leaflets and on the doorstep.”
One senior Labour candidate said:
"This is nothing more than an expensive wishlist. Some of it may be harmless but the rest of it reads like a 10 year old's letter to Santa Claus."Another, fighting to hold onto a marginal seat, said:
"You could promise unicorns for everyone, none of this is going to happen.How can voters trust people who stand for a party for which they neither support the manifesto nor leader?
It's a ludicrous document, it won't serve Labour MPs well on the doorstep and the public have largely stopped listening and taking us seriously anyway.”
Thursday, 11 May 2017
Labour's leaked manifesto appears to have fallen through a window in time from the 1970's, as it proposes taking us back to the "good old days" of a.o.:
- Beer and sarnies for union oligarchs at Number 10
- Wage caps
Wednesday, 10 May 2017
As per Guido Fawkes, Jeremy Corbyn’s son is planning a “hummus and falafel” victory party at Number 10 Downing Street if his father becomes Prime Minister.
How very "middle class Londonesque" of them!
I am rather concerned about the lack of quinoa though.
Tuesday, 9 May 2017
Jeremy Corbyn (aka the self styled Monsieur Zen) has stated that even if Labour is defeated he will remain as Labour leader.
Well then, let's see how that works out in reality!
Monday, 8 May 2017
John McDonnell, Labour's shadow Chancellor, has come out in support of the theories of Karl Marx as espoused in Das Kapital.
Voters have a clear choice vote for economic policies that are relevant to the 21st century information age, or vote for policies designed for an era that has long since passed and that have inflicted economic misery on millions in the countries in which they were imposed.
Friday, 5 May 2017
Labour sources say they don't need to be winning seats in locals to be competitive in #GE2017— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) May 5, 2017
Having been trounced at the local elections, Labour are of course blaming the media but are also claiming that it doesn't matter.
Meanwhile UKIP, having seemingly been wiped out, need to wake up to the fact that now we have Brexit their raison d'être has ceased to be.
Thursday, 4 May 2017
Wednesday, 3 May 2017
Subtle... two rival dossiers this morning pic.twitter.com/vQ99tpbsca— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) May 3, 2017
Dossiers at dawn... Labour has smuggled their dossier attacking the tories' dossier into their press event— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) May 3, 2017
Tuesday, 2 May 2017
Thursday, 27 April 2017
Boris Johnson called Jeremy Corbyn a "mutton-headed mugwump", which is rather ironic given thta one year ago Nicholas Soames called Johnson a mugwump as well!
The dictionary definition is:
"A person who remains aloof or independent, especially from party politics." But as it rhymes with "chump", it can be used to mean "idiot""
Wednesday, 26 April 2017
Nicola Sturgeon appears to be becoming 'laughing stock' over her claim that the general election is not linked to independence.
That at least is the view of Ruth Davidson (Leader of the Scottish Tories).
A laughing stock?
Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Monday, 24 April 2017
Just when you thought it was safe, up pops Tony Blair advising people not to vote Labour but instead to vote Liberal Democrat or Tory where the candidate is not committed to a "hard Brexit".
For good measure Blair has also said he is considering returning to politics.
My advice is simple, stay where you are obviously doing the most good namely acting as a Middle East peace envoy.
Friday, 21 April 2017
Thursday, 20 April 2017
Jeremy Corbyn's brother, Piers, has come out swinging in the first day of the general election campaign.
He has called the BBC "evil", and described Jeremy as being like Donald Trump.
Usually, towards the end of a gruelling campaign, people and parties start to go mad. Labour has decided to start insane in the hope that they will be normal by the end of the campaign.
Good luck with that then!
Wednesday, 19 April 2017
I will stand again. My constituents & millions across UK deserve better than Theresa May’s hard Brexit & Jeremy Corbyn’s hapless leadership— Nick Clegg (@nick_clegg) April 19, 2017
Tuesday, 18 April 2017
Unexpected Downing Street statement from PM expected at 1115 - she's been holding regular Cabinet meeting this morning.— Faisal Islam (@faisalislam) April 18, 2017
Tuesday, 11 April 2017
Monday, 10 April 2017
Thursday, 6 April 2017
Wednesday, 5 April 2017
It may seem like a small thing but Theresa May not choosing to cover her head in front of Saudi royalty is a big step forward IMHO. pic.twitter.com/xQqAwUfK8V— Mark Sparrow (@Markgsparrow) April 4, 2017
Kudos to Theresa May for this gesture.
Tuesday, 4 April 2017
Question: When is an election promise not a promise?
Answer: When it is out of date!
Monday, 3 April 2017
Thursday, 30 March 2017
Livingston faces a Labour disciplinary committee this morning.
Tuesday, 28 March 2017
The same meeting, the same people; can you spot the difference?
Yes, that's right, Sturgeon is orange in the first one.
How is it the Daily Mail missed that???
Thursday, 23 March 2017
Wednesday, 22 March 2017
Ken Livingstone calls for a dozen anti-Corbyn MPs to be suspended as he mentions Hitler again https://t.co/79hpuKQggd pic.twitter.com/hdOwyVMazq— Telegraph News (@TelegraphNews) March 22, 2017
Seemingly Corbyn's liaison officer is meant to improve Corbyn's relationship with his own parliamentary party.
Good luck with that then!
Tuesday, 21 March 2017
Labour continues to self implode, forgetting the lessons its has been taught many times before in the past; namely that the British people will not vote for it when it lurches hard left.
Those that repeat the same mistakes, without ever learning from them, are insane.
Monday, 20 March 2017
BREAK Number 10 spokesman on an early general election: "There isn't going to be one."— Christopher Hope (@christopherhope) March 20, 2017
Labour will have to endure Corbyn for a quite a while more!
He and his lackeys from Unite are (according to reports) working with Momentum (the organisation that gave the world Jeremy Corbyn "leader" of Labour) on taking over Labour and affiliating Unite with Momentum's re-engineered Labour.
This plan of course means the destruction of Labour as a credible political party. However, what does that matter to McCluskey is he ends up being the largest pisser in a very very small pond?
Thursday, 16 March 2017
Wednesday, 15 March 2017
Scotland's economy would take up to 10 years to recover if the country became independent, according to the SNP's top economic adviser Andrew Wilson (who heads up the Growth Commission set up by Nicola Sturgeon to examine an independent Scotland's economic prospects).
This therefore begs the question why on earth does Sturgeon want independence?
Maybe she feels it is better for her to be a large fish in a very small pond (leading a Scotland that is out of the UK, out of the EU and out of NATO), rather than a small fish in a large one?
Tuesday, 14 March 2017
Monday, 13 March 2017
Now that Sturgeon is reportedly going to give Theresa May an ultimatum wrt Brexit and Scottish Independence, Corbyn now claims that he doesn't support a second Scottish referendum.
All of which is entirely irrelevant, as May will veto any referendum during Brexit.
Thursday, 9 March 2017
The Tory Chancellor (Philip Hammond), for reasons best known to himself, has decided to increase class 4 NI rates (ie increase taxes) on the self employed in yesterday's Budget.
Labour, for its part, are criticising this increase in taxes.
We truly have passed through the looking glass!
Tuesday, 7 March 2017
Wednesday, 1 March 2017
Tuesday, 28 February 2017
Monday, 27 February 2017
NEW John McDonnell blames Labour's disastrous performance on a 'soft coup' by moderate MPs https://t.co/gA8lBqF7f0 via @telegraphnews— Christopher Hope (@christopherhope) February 27, 2017
Apparently Labour isn't extreme enough to appeal to the voters!
Friday, 24 February 2017
Friday, 17 February 2017
Friday, 10 February 2017
Thursday, 9 February 2017
Fear not, stories about Jeremy Corbyn's resignation timetable are fake news.
He doesn't have a timetable, his resignation will be totally unstructured and chaotic without any form of planning whatsoever!
Wednesday, 8 February 2017
Housing Minister Barwell @BBCNewsnight: "We need a whole load of different policy interventions." Ah Yes. That'll solve it. Simples.— Paul Lewis (@paullewismoney) February 7, 2017
Political interventions into markets, especially the housing market, never work!
Tuesday, 7 February 2017
Monday, 6 February 2017
This is not normal. Every day @POTUS doing saying things that are not normal. We must resist normalisation of this https://t.co/v9vDXswZpd— Alastair Campbell (@campbellclaret) February 5, 2017
Until the "establishment" gets the fact that Trump is not a politician, they will never stand a chance of being able to try to deal with him.
Thursday, 2 February 2017
Friday, 27 January 2017
A wee snafu occurred in the "carefully" choreographed visit to the USA of Theresa May, when the White House issued a couple of press releases misspelling her name as "Teresa" (by happenstance the name of a UK glamour model).
Whilst all and sundry are quick to blame the new administration for the cock up, it is worth remembering that the US has form wrt cock ups such as this.
In 2009 Hillary Clinton gave Sergei Lavrov a mock "reset" button, symbolising US hopes to mend frayed ties with Moscow.
However, he said the word the Americans chose, "peregruzka", meant "overloaded" or "overcharged", rather than "reset".
Thus it is not just the new administration that is incompetent, but apparently parts of the American civil service that do the grunt work for the administration of the time.
Name tags all round!
Thursday, 26 January 2017
Wednesday, 25 January 2017
Easy for May to grant "bold" White Paper concession. Restating her speech in format of White Paper won't change A50 trigger.— Paul Waugh (@paulwaugh) January 25, 2017
The announcement also wrong footed Corbyn, a double whammy by May!
The Remain camp is flush with the sense of "victory", yet their flush will not last long as this is nothing more than a false hope.
The court has also ruled the Scottish Parliament and Welsh and Northern Ireland assemblies did not need a say. A clear victory for Brexit, as the devolved governments won't be able to derail the process.
Additionally, it should be noted that the court stayed well clear of giving a ruling on whether Brexit should go ahead.
Brexit Secretary David Davis has promised a parliamentary bill "within days" (quite possibly tomorrow), and that bill will be a bare bones simple bill indeed. It is expected to be passed by the Commons within a fortnight.
Theresa May has also brought forward her deadline for triggering A50 to mid March.
Like it or not Brexit will occur, as per the wish of the British people, irrespective of law suits and whinging by those who didn't muster enough support to remain in the EU!
Monday, 23 January 2017
Friday, 20 January 2017
@paullewismoney nobody ever said there would be any whip. Times fabricated "order" and guardian fabricated "three-line whip" headlines.— Mungo (@Mungo_5) January 20, 2017
Seemingly, even the Guardian can't be trusted....what is the world coming too??
Thursday, 19 January 2017
Theresa May, speaking at Davos, is quoted by Reuters:
"Let us not underestimate the magnitude of that decision. Britain must face up to a period of momentous change, it means we must go through a tough negotiation and forge a new role for ourselves in the world, it means accepting that the road ahead will be uncertain at times."That is absolutely correct and, rare for a politician, honest.