Indecision

It wasn’t about the policies, it was about decisiveness.  The prospect of another referendum, the not knowing for months to come was what lost Labour the election.

The policies I support, I don’t think Capitalism can cope with the policy changes needed to combat the climate emergency. It needs clear and concise policies to strictly reduce carbon emissions.

But Communism itself is not the answer either. China has the highest emissions on the planet because we get our goods from there. Even the US got 4 times more from China than they export there. Yet the US has the second highest carbon emission in the world.

This latest UK election has been about business and to please the investors and perhaps the North voted Conservative because some investors threatened to pull their investments and people faced job losses and their lifestyles.

The Scots didn’t need to rely on that venture Capital because the Scots already rely on Whiskey, Salmon and Chemicals and they have a steady stream of income from their own products.

London has a happy community of bankers who just love the place due to lifestyle and freedom choices. Yet all of us in Tower Hamlets and surrounding areas have no choice but to vote Labour because the Conservatives would eradicate our communities completely.

The hope that voters stay true to the Labour Party was always what caused me the most problems. During years of proceedings at the High Court, involving the Labour Party, it was actually voiced that I am perceived a traitor for relinquishing my party membership and looking at other parties. That philosophy that once Labour always Labour is what cost Labour the election because people just want to work and keep busy, live in happy communities and be healthy.

Labour in itself never was a true policital idea, it was borne out of defence against exploitation and a need to fight for workers rights in jobs that were provided by those who invented work.

The only true political idea that was put forward this time in 2019, was so out of touch with the actual reality of the situation that it was bound to fail.

Looking for political alternatives is not so easy as we need to keep going at this moment in time. Our children want to get educated and our people want to stay healthy and progress with life. There is little space for experiments.

Boris Johnson had to win as he was the only one, producing a strategy to get forward, to get some sort of a solution and certainty. That is all the Conservatives offer for now.

 

 

 

Sitting London ducks

2019-election-results-pic_editedJust reading up on ‘what the Tory election win means for your money‘ and find it has little to do with the practicalities of current financial realities.

There are these red specks in seas of blue. London is like an out-landish Labour bastion amidst the blue rural regions.

It seems to be the land- and property owners elections. Yet the young people, who want to get a fair outlook on life, voted Labour, those people who cannot count on their land-ownership and have to look at University fees and interest to be paid on those.

2019-cartogram_editedIt doesn’t even bring much relief to think that the Living- or Minimum wage will rise and get allocated to younger people because the rents are too high and the housing costs and also commuting costs swallow up all earnings, making people reliant on food banks.

I personaly shouldn’t really complain, my pension is set to rise and I get free travel in London.

This election win, will mean little change to our current infrastructure. The same old class tensions will exist and probably be intensified through problems created in Scotland – who want to strive for Scottish independence and Northers Ireland, which is predicted to become part of the Irish nation within the next few decades.

Perhaps that is the reason why the visit of Boris Johnson to her Majesty the Queen took so long because is there really any way to explain to the Royals that the age of discontent has really only begun, rather than healed off?

Obviously – in terms of Brexit – the Brexitiers have won for England and Wales. Perhaps that will shape the future of the United Kingdom, in that it divides the nation and split off Scotland and Ireland from the Union.

Boris Johnson’s bariton voice can of course soothe emotional alarms instantly but rationally and analytically looking at this mess will simple not heal anything.

Those who are fobbed off by Boris Johnson’s calming effect really miss out on the reality of the situation.

Yes, the election results will calm foreign investors, will ensure that business knows how to prepare for the next few years but very little is resolved in terms of infrastructure and the one-nation agenda.

 

In the interest of national unity

Today’s unanimous judgement of the Supreme Court will strengthen national unity and is good for Britain’s future.

Had the Supreme Court found against the appeal of Gina Millar and quashed the Scottish ruling, then the rift between Britain’s regions would have deepened considerably.

MP’s are calling for a Unity Government whilst Boris Johnson is at the UN Climate Summit and has endless calls to resign. Boris said he would not resign. But if even Nigel Farage asks for the sacking of Dominic Cummings, the Prime Minister’s adviser, then things are getting really serious for the government.

Boris behaved like a tinpot dictator and probably could get into the history books as the shortest serving Prime Minister ever.

The Supreme Court quashed the prorogation as if it had never happened. So all laws, which were in preparation do not have to be done again.

students go up north soon

Since Alex Salmond from the Scottish National Party promised free education for Scottish students, I reckon many already start to pack their bags to move the Scotland. Perhaps Scotland is going to be the next educational capital of the UK.

It had been a considerable part of Labour Party policies for the UK, whilst Labour was in power to make education a main source of business for the UK, that of course since we have little space for farming or industry left, that is because all available space has been taken up by immigrants for housing.  Yet even Labour’s plan centred around selling education and not giving it away for free.

I just wonder whether Gordon Brown had anything to do with this decision making process, when his constituency is in Fife, in the heart of Scotland.

It sounds like a good little deal, move to Scotland and get a free university education. I am just not sure what for Scottish students means because Scotland does not have passports, so I assume it has only to do with residency. I reckon Scotland is going to be busy when that goes through. I consider moving there myself, I love the cooler climate.

However how is that going to pay, how can Scotland reap any fruit from this scheme when education is for free and students cannot be contractually bound to stay in Scotland after their education has completed?  It is often already a problem for many companies that they train staff who then go off with the knowledge and get a better paid job elsewhere.

The only way to earn revenue out of this scheme is from the extra spending students do, like accommodation and living expenses. Maybe there is a little hope that with increasing earth warming people will eventually move further up north but that is a rather futuristic plot. Maybe Scottish landlords could make a few Scottish pounds by charging high rent to students.

Pro-lib plaid SNP

Having just read that Alex Salmond calls for a progressive Alliance between Labour, the SNP and Plaid Cymru, shows me that I completely misunderstood the political situation here in the UK. But insofar as Wales is concerned my feeling was right as the Conservatives made significant gains in Wales.

On 5 March 2010, the SNP has expressed anger at Labour plans to slash funding by over 50 per cent the ‘Access for All’ Small Schemes Fund, which is used to improve access to the railway network for disabled people, and has echoed calls by Scottish Government Transport Minister Stewart Stevenson for the planned cut to be suspended.

Mr Salmond was very disappointed when his support slumped to 17 points behind Labour and Mr Salmond’s dream of increasing the number of SNP MPs from seven to 20 and using them to make Westminster “hang from a Scottish rope”, fell apart.

In April Labour rejected a call for fair fuel prices to allow lower fuel duty in rural areas. The SNP does not agree with Labour’s DNA database policies.  Only a short while ago on 8 May 2010 Labour was slammed by the SNP by failing to release £350 million funding for housing.

and yet, the SNP want to go into coalition with the Liberals and Labour against the Conservatives and in fact the SNP went into coalition against David Cameron with Labour in Scotland only very recently.

It must be a deep-rooted historic hate that David Cameron has inherited here because as an unhibited onlooker, I would bet my house on it that the SNP and the Conservatives have naturally more in common than the SNP and Labour ever had. One can even sympathise with Labour’s view that Mr Salmond wants to make himself look more relevant.  But that even such a cynical attitude towards the SNP exists from Labour would not make me think one moment that the SNP would even remotely consider an alliance with Labour, I thought they would be tempted to go in with the Conservatives instead(if they would have them of course).

If I was David Cameron I would take a deep breath and not sell myself short in a panic. After all there are still the 19 independent seats and one more or less safe Conservative seat is still to come on the 27 May 2010. Even if the Liberals go in with Labour and make a slight majority, neither of them would want to be seen as being a hindrance to the UK’s progress, by systematically stalling on necessary policies, that would bring the electorate against them. I think that David Cameron can pretty much count on that scenario would it arise.

It’s all about nationalist interests at the moment in this hectic alliance between Plaid Cymru and the SNP. But have all those seriously considered how they salvage their local economies if they tear away from the Conservative business proposals and try to go it alone? It is not just national / regional pride that is at stake here and David Cameron has pointed out that it is all about the nation and not just certain regions. As far as I can understand from the little historic knowledge I have is that certain regions of the UK felt repressed from the English, but is it now the right time to play that card when the UK stares into the ugly face of recession and a huge deficit? I am a little disappointed that The Guardian jumps straight onto the dissident bandwagon.

At the moment I do not know how those 19 independents are composed but shall comment further when I do.

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