So What’s next?

Most of you who have read previously blog entries will know I have a little bit of a dislike of Tories and their policies. However along with being a Diplomatic Democratic Dragoness I also have compassion, and it isn’t nice to kick someone when they are down like Despicable Theresa Meeehem (formally known as Despicable Mayhem) is at the moment.

My focus today however is the Labour Party and the earthquake they caused at the General Election on June 8th 2017.

Labour didn’t win a majority – fact. Opinion/speculation ranges from ‘If Jeremy Corbyn wasn’t leader we would have won’ to ‘If the PLP had backed him and not attempted to smear and undermine him for the past two years we would be in power right now’. Thing is in my opinion neither of those hypothesis are correct. Things had to happen exactly as they did.

You may think I’m slightly mad for saying that (my hubby say’s I’m totally mad anyway) but my reasons are as follows.

If the polls had shown Labour any closer to the Tory Party Despicable Meehem wouldn’t have felt secure enough to call a snap election to ‘increase her mandate and strengthen her hand’

If the PLP hadn’t constantly run to the right wing media to attack the credibility of Jeremy Corbyn as leader Labour’s position in the polls would be higher, much much higher and we wouldn’t have had a General Election until 2020.

If it had been someone else as leader of the Labour Party ie Owen Smith I seriously doubt we would have had anywhere near the gains Labour made on Thursday if an election had indeed been called. In fact Owen Smith has actually apologised on national television for doubting Jeremy Corbyn even saying that he wished they could ‘bottle whatever he has’ as his policies, personality and social media presence worked.

So the fact that Labour were so behind in the polls, that the plp and membership were at loggerheads with each other over the leadership, they didn’t have a cat in hells chance of coming anywhere near toppling the Tories and the Tories would increase their majority and enjoy autocracy which they always wanted.

They didn’t anticipate the fact that the more people saw of Jeremy Corbyn, the more they resonated with him and believed in him, those who said attendances at rallies didn’t translate into votes didn’t expect them to. They didn’t expect him to unify both the young and the old electorate, didn’t think he could appeal to both Brexiters & Bremainers but he does. They didn’t think seven weeks would be enough time to make any headway. They were wrong, very very wrong.

So now the Labour party have united, coalesced into a ‘strong and stable’ democratic party with the keys to number 10 in sight. The Tories however have crashed and burned, not even winning enough seats for a majority government. They are getting into bed with the DUP to form a government which may actually be against the Good Friday agreement and put the peace in Ireland at risk.

The odds are that we will have to have another General Election very very soon, one which the Labour party have laid all the groundwork for, have dismissed the nasty negative tactics the Tories have attempted and proved that policies, positivity and hope will prevail. One where the right wing media will have even less influence over the voters as ‘the truth will out’ as they say, and those who said oh I can’t vote Labour because of Jeremy Corbyn not being a good leader’ because that’s what the papers told them to think. Labour are heading towards a landslide victory previously unseen before and all because of this election.

Before the results the EU said if the government changed they would delay the start of negotiations but they won’t now, Theresa will now go into negotiations with a far weaker hand, will be unable to issue demands and ultimatums and have the hard Brexit she so desires. She had already upset the EU by claiming they were trying to interfere in the election process.

Strong and Stable

Wasn’t able

To strengthen her hand

Or make a stand

Wobbly and weak

Now seems so meek

They’ll call for her head

Her career will be dead.

 

When she warned of the coalition of chaos she forgot to mention that she would be the one leading it. I read that somewhere else and can’t take credit for it, but I can’t find it again or who said it and am therefore unable to give them the credit they obviously deserve.

You didn’t really believe me when I said it wasn’t nice to kick someone when they were down did you? How could anyone resist such an open goal and not take advantage of it?

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So What’s next?

We need to talk about Diane Abbott. Now. (EXPLICIT CONTENT)

Totally agree with this as you can see from my blog post in October 2016. https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/105486859/posts/268

COOKING ON A BOOTSTRAP

This is not a recipe. I wrote this as a series of tweets today and readers asked for it as a blog post, so here it is. Our politics may differ, so feel free to skip straight back to the recipes if that’s what you’re here for.

WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT DIANE ABBOTT.

Right one of us political writer people needs to do this and it looks like it’s me. Grab a seat. I wanna talk about Diane.
Diane was first elected as an MP in 1987, the year before I was born. She has been dedicated to serving the British public for longer than I have even been alive. Hold that thought. Understand it.
Diane was the first black woman to have a seat in the House of Commons. She MADE HISTORY. Her father was welder, her mother a nurse. How many working class kids do we have…

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We need to talk about Diane Abbott. Now. (EXPLICIT CONTENT)

5 Days till salvation or doom

Only 5 days to voting. Will common sense and fairness prevail or will selfishness and greed win?

Anyone who watched the question and answer session last night would be struck by the stark contrast between Despicable Mayhem and Jeremy Corbyn. Mrs No Magic Money Tree unless you are a Tory Donor came across as nervous, condescending, and very evasive. Jeremy Corbyn on the other hand, despite the aggressive plants in the audience who wanted to nuke everyone in sight came across as relaxed, informative and friendly. Even joking at the end he had ‘much more to say’

Anyone who has read this blog before will know my love of poetry. Here’s a new little ditty I have written about Theresa May. The first one can be found Here

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5 Days till salvation or doom

Mirror Mirror on the Wall

This time next week we will know who will be leading our country into Brexit negotiation. Whether or not the NHS will be saved, our children educated and our older relatives choosing between eating or heating.

The Wolfian Magazine has published a special edition #10. Below is a preview of an article of mine that has been included in this issue. Digital versions are FREE!!!

Who’s the cruellest of them all?

The first female prime minister this country had, was a Conservative by the name of Margaret Thatcher aka the Iron Lady. She famously once said this lady is not for turning. Now we have another female prime minister Theresa May, not only are her initials the opposite of her predecessor but her actions are too, a mirror image you might conclude. She has stated countless times she wouldn’t call an early election and yet here we are with a snap election.

Two years ago I was devastated when the Conservative party were re-elected, wondered how many more would suffer for the next 5 years under their rule.

Well we have been thrown a lifeline by non other than Despicable Mayhem herself when she called an early general election. Despite all the media bias against the Labour Party and in particular the leader Jeremy Corbyn, they are rapidly gaining on the Tory lead and people are slowly beginning to see the reality.

To read the rest you are going to have to download the Magazine and it is a great issue with some hard hitting, eye opening articles from some familiar names such as Will Black, Ray Woolford, and Julie Maxon. Don’t forget it’s FREE

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall