Tuesday, 27 June 2017
The £1bn DUP deal is done and signed not by Theresa May, but by the Government chief whip Gavin Williamson.
May knows that her time as PM is not finite. When she goes, the deal can continue without being renegotiated.
To pre-plan one's own demise is sensible, wrt funerals and wills. However, in politics such pre planning becomes a self fulfilling prophecy!
Monday, 26 June 2017
Sunday, 25 June 2017
Let them eat humus!Glastonbury is a festival for the wealthy and their offspring, says Ross Clark: Corbyn would clobber it: https://t.co/hBIOUnj5ua pic.twitter.com/8GumkVz8gB— Fraser Nelson (@FraserNelson) June 24, 2017
Thursday, 22 June 2017
Wednesday, 21 June 2017
Tuesday, 20 June 2017
The trolling force is strong today.— Katie Martin (@katie_martin_fx) June 20, 2017
Ifo says the German economy is... "strong and stable" https://t.co/F22dNcCAu1 pic.twitter.com/uRw95ulOwy
The Ifo Institute for Economic Research is a Munich-based research institution. Ifo is an acronym from Information and Forschung (research). As one of Germany's largest economic think-tanks, it analyses economic policy and is widely known for its monthly Ifo Business Climate Index for Germany.
Monday, 19 June 2017
Friday, 16 June 2017
Corbyn and his Trot associates/enablers are more than prepared to the use the bones of the dead to provide the bedrock on their road to power.
This technique is far from unique, and has been used by many other dictators in the past.
Thursday, 15 June 2017
Tim Farron’s parting shot, as per the Independent:
“We are kidding ourselves if we think we live in a liberal and tolerant society.”Now then, does he mean that his party couldn't tolerate him being a Christian, or that society couldn't tolerate him having non pc views?
Wednesday, 14 June 2017
Tuesday, 13 June 2017
Theresa May has apologised to the 1922 Committee (ie her backbenchers) and (on Friday morning last week) her campaign team for the ongoing clusterfuck.
She says she can fix it.
Now all she needs to do is apologise to the country!
Monday, 12 June 2017
Theresa May faces a less than impressed 1922 Committee tonight; the members of which will politely put across their view that the election was not terribly well run or thought through, and that May's performance was somewhat lacking.
Well then....let's see what happens.
Sunday, 11 June 2017
Friday, 9 June 2017
"Congratulations" to Theresa May for shooting:
- her party
- the country in the foot
Whatever you political persuasion, batten down the hatches; the next few years are going to be turbulent, unpredictable and unpleasant!
Thursday, 8 June 2017
Wednesday, 7 June 2017
Breaking_ Corbyn replacing Diane Abbott with Lyn Brown, currently shadow police, and candidate for West Ham during her period of ill health— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) June 7, 2017
Abbott been asked to stand aside 'for period of her illness'— Laura Kuenssberg (@bbclaurak) June 7, 2017
Tuesday, 6 June 2017
Monday, 5 June 2017
Friday, 2 June 2017
Wednesday, 31 May 2017
My advice to both Labour and Tory candidates alike is to ignore the polls, they have proven to be worse than worthless over the past few years.
To place your faith in them, especially given their volatility, will drive you insane.
Tuesday, 30 May 2017
Monday, 29 May 2017
Thursday, 25 May 2017
Friday, 19 May 2017
One of the more forgettable Mr Man characters. pic.twitter.com/HP7lW5ThqN— Jim Pickard (@PickardJE) May 19, 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???