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There won’t be a problem voting Labour for all those who want the best for their families. Since the Bank of England cut the Growth Forecast for Britain if Boris’s Brexit deal goes through, we might as well do what is good for us all.

Who could argue with free University education for our youngsters. People with children in school, planning for uni, will love that new policy.

We desperately need investment in social infrastructure, we all had enough from rising crime and falling police numbers.

Apparently both Labour and Conservatives hustle for the voters with promises of investment. Yet only Labour promises free University education; this is already in place in Scotland.

Those who come up with all those ‘Jeremy unfit to be prime minister’ can’t bring any convincing arguments for this.

Literally for free university education I coudn’t care less whether we remain or stay in the EU, but would prefer it in the EU as it doesn’t cause as many problems with the home counties, who all want to stay in. Labour promised a referendum either for Boris’s deal or staying.

It seems much more in tune with what people on the ground want, a Labour government. Moving civil servants to Middle England will help solve the London congestion. House prices are much to high in London and the counties can do with some sprucing up. As the HS2 railway will be completed by Labour nobody with common sense could not vote Labour this time around.

This will also relieve the London airports and level out investment through the British isles.

Nobody knows anything

Perhaps the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal is not so bad after all because it forces Northern Ireland business to fill in customs declarations about what they import or export. The case of the lorry cabin, belonging to a Northern Irish company, registered in Bulgaria, driving 39 people to their deaths, is a compelling case for it.

Will we get a winter general election?

Since Boris’s Withdrawal Agreement Bill went through the first reading stage with 30 votes but was lost with 14 votes to get the bill through in 3 days, there is now a chance that the Prime Minister will try for a general election soon.

Of course that would probably get rid of the former Conservative MPs who lost the whip and sit now as independents. But it may also lead to new government.

The threat of getting Jeremy Corbin can’t control a whole nation. After all Labour always copy-cats what the Conservatives do. Labour only stick to their leader because the Conservatives stick to their tactics.

Considering that Boris constantly says people will lose faith in parliament if Brexit doesn’t go through, I think they merely loose faith in the Conservative government if Brexit doesn’t go through and not of parliament.

It is more than trying to expect a nation to go through a general election because Boris can’t get his bill through.

It’s very disappointing that the pro-Brexit people think that a vote stands for eternity  – like the Brexit vote – when elections go on and on, that’s because we have a democracy.

The Conservative Party should have negotiated Brexit conditions prior to putting it to a referendum.

Boris has now paused the Brexit Bill but can’t hope that the EU will offer a no-deal Brexit because EU leaders have already confirmed that they won’t push us into a no deal Brexit as long as we ask for an extension and that is what we did.

76% of Tory Brexiteers don’t care about Scots

Research by Lord Ashcroft, as published by The Times today confirms that 76% of all Conservatives who voted leave in the referendum do not care about Scotland and couldn’t care less whether they leave or stay within the British Union. they think Brexit is more important than the Union.

Wonder whether the Queen cares about the advice given by the Prime Minister about matters to do with proroguing parliament in the future?

 

Who lobbied David Cameron

Whoever lobbied David Cameron to lay on the Brexit referendum must have wanted to break up the British Union. 76% of Conservatives, who voted for Brexit do not care about Scotland.

The effect of Brexit now is that Northern Ireland becomes aligned closer with Ireland towards the EU. Now Scotland is jealeous of Northern Irelands’ special status and they want much of the same. Scotland had a majority to stay in the EU during the first referendum and rather want to leave Britain and become an independent European nation rather than leave with the UK.

Quite obviously the home nations feel better off with the EU.

Labour now only want to agree to the New Deal if it comes with an option for a new referendum. That kind of poker mentality is probably not what I would support. Fair enough that people want to re-refer because it has been such a long time and elections generally happen regularly and/or sporadically.

People’s right to change their minds is enshrined in our democratic laws.

The argument just leave because we are tired of it, would be called bad parenting if parents had that attitude with their kids to just buy them the favourite toy or let them play computer games all night just to get some peace.

Yet there is now a fast-growing petition on the government website,

Hold a referendum on whether to leave with the deal offered or remain in the EU

New deal – old concept

Whilst I missed watching the Brexit debate yesterday, I now watch the Youtube replay. Strikingly Boris Johnson mentions we need a New Deal. That reminded of the works program the DWP had as slogan.

Looking this up online, it appears that New Deal was first used by the US President Franklin D. Roosevelt in the 1930s. That was between World War I and World War II.

There are no fresh ideas from this government, which is quite disappointing, perhaps that is a reason why Boris’ deal was voted. down.

That is now the third time that Britain recycles the New Deal idea.

Keeping level-headed

81345182-1905041525+-+London+Regional+Summer+Championships+2019I was helping para-swimmers during the London Regional Swim England Para Championships at the London Aquatics Centre yesterday.

Whilst I had planned to watch the TV debate about the forthcoming Brexit date and had an invite to attend the huge demo in central London, I had completely forgotten that I had signed up to help out with the swimming event.

That is what’s really important that we keep services for people going and not disrupt everything like Extinction Rebellion obviously think is the right way to go about things.

Whatever somebody wants to achieve, the main objective always needs to be that whilst there is a long-term goal, we always need to be able to let those on the ground to get about their daily business.

Thankfully we have great laws and good rules in place, which prevent from crash-outs and catastrophic failures of our services.

Making sure there are food supplies, people can stay save, health care, education and communications stay in tact, are just a few of the things, which do not seem important but they really, really are.

Mesmerising EU negotiations

I was just getting ready to go to my Thursday walking group, when the news were announced that a deal has been struck.

I dropped everything and kept on watching.

Again the central issue of the backstop had been discussed and what the stance of political parties was.

Whilst the EU summit begins, Juncker rules out a Brexit extension, even if Boris sends that letter, asking, because the new deal is fair and balanced.

So that puts a stop to all those House of Commons commotions, the votes to stop a no-deal Brexit and ask for an extension if a deal cannot be verified by the MPs.

It also puts us under a lot of pressure to either

  • Accept the deal
  • Exit without a deal
  • Or remain

On the 19. October is the large Remain demonstration through central London. I shall be watching the House of Commons debates that are about to happen over the weekend and not miss a single word.

love your neighbour

There is this Poker game going on, Europe says, there will be no deal possible and UK is likely to drop out without a deal and UK says, we’ll drop out without a deal anyway.

It’s just like children trying to impress each other, proposing strength that just aren’t there really.

So the EU has gotten Britain over a Barrell because of the Irish and Northern Ireland border.

I am trying to get to find out what the history of this is and how everything went to pot in these areas.

I know something about a potato famine, killing many Irish people because the UK took all those spuds away as exports. Yet being an immigrant without any relatives in Northern Ireland or Ireland, the facts are hazy for me. But looking this up on Wikipedia it seems the Irish Free State got established in 1922, not that long ago. In 1949 Ireland became a Republic.

Well it seems the British government needs to have a look into the relationship with the Home Nations because we constantly see squabbling over Scottish or Welsh independence. Perhaps the Queen wants to stand down and allow some fresh thoughts into the debate, as longest serving monarch, perhaps she also has the most troubles over her reign.

It is very important to firstly get on with your neighbours and always keep friendly with them because if circumstances change and a country is under International law and regulations, then there is nothing that can be done.

Britain cannot blame the EU for applying international law to the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland, to ask them to do so, would be completely crazy. Unless of course the UK has gotten a secret argument and asks the EU to join a British deal with Britain being in charge. Yet that would jeopardise all other arrangements the EU would have with other nations.

Whilst Boris says Britain can save 1 Billion per month, the Insititute for Fiscal Studies says it would cost business 1 1/4 Billion to deal with administrative and other changes.

A no-deal Brexit would push the borrowing requirements for the UK to a 50-year high. So where is the rational basis for wanting out of the EU?

 

The dictator’s speech

I think that the Boris speech at the Tory Party Conference was just an empty shell of promises, which were not even the most effective remedies for the ailments that society suffers from.

There is the promise to spend Billions on new hospitals. A real populist measure, that does not expect people to live more healthily but merely offers to treat their illnesses.

The promise of a higher living wage. This measure will drive up food prices even more and make it impossible for smaller businesses to continue trading.

The promise of a new EU Brexit agreement. It has already been rejected by the EU.

I must admit, I would be aroused by Boris’s speech had I been in the audience. But then if you watch the speeches of other dictators, who electrify large audiences, you will see that it is simply an emotional effect and psychological trick that makes people happy to listen to some speakers.

The reality is a different matter.

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